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No it's not Thursday, it really is Friday. Sorry for the delay with your newsletter this week. While I was away, my 11 year old son had a bad fall and had to have surgery. You can imagine how hard ...

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Cleaning Up Cancer Carnival

Cleaning Up Cancer Carnival

Fundraiser open to our community to raise funds for Time In A Bottle , a non profit that cleans for families who have children with cancer or a potentially terminal illness for free.Want a little taste of how you can ...

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Fall back into Fitness!

Jump on board and get back to you this Fall!• 21 Day ‪#‎Challenge - September FREE Barre classes - sign up by 31 August• 1 Year Anniversary ‪#‎Sale - NO Joining Fee - sign up by 12 SeptemberBeyond Barre is ...

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Weetail is coming! Weetail is coming!

Weetail is coming! Weetail is coming!

It's that time again! Weetail time! Weetail is a Seasonal Consignment Sale that happens in the Spring and in the Fall. Right now the FALL sale is COMING!Weetail Consignment not only saves you money in the power of buying used, ...

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COMING SOON: MAC KID'S 2015 GOLD DAISY AWARDS!

COMING SOON: MAC KID'S 2015 GOLD DAISY AWARDS!

In just one week, Macaroni Kid Cedar Rapids will begin the search for YOUR top family-focused business in the Cedar Rapids area. Our categories will focus on where to enrich, entertain, and EXHAUST your kids, as well as those businesses ...

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Make Fun Pancakes for Breakfast

Make Fun Pancakes for Breakfast

Who says the most important meal of the day needs to be boring? Add a little fun to breakfast by making uniquely-shaped pancakes. Make freehand shapes when pouring the batter in the pan and watch your creations come to life ...

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Create a “Hand”-some Fish in a Bowl

Create a “Hand”-some Fish in a Bowl

Craft projects that incorporate your child's hands or feet are such great ways to document growth over the years. Not only that, but the results are always adorable!This “hand”-some fish in a bowl incorporates a few unique 3-D elements, making ...

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Prestige Dance

Prestige Dance

Receive a $20 studio credit when you mention Macaroni Kids! Prestige Dance Studio is currently registering for fall. We are excited for another year of high energy, professional and fun classes at our studio. Prestige prides ourselves on small class ...

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Cedar Rapids Indoor Market and Bazaar

Cedar Rapids Indoor Market and Bazaar

Come out to Hawkeye Downs in the FRONT Expo Center on Saturday August 29th from 9am-12pm and enjoy shopping with multiple vendors and businesses! Wide variety, specials, giveaways and more! Located in the North Expo Building next to the Weetail ...

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TIES- Free Parenting Program

Really want to know exactly what TIES is? Watch this short video! Such a great FREE resource for some of our local families!https://youtu.be/oNGU9vmc-9sBe sure to follow us on Facebook! We have a giveaway coming up soon! More about TIES:Are you ...

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Complimentary Conditioning Treatment at Winsomme Salon!

Complimentary Conditioning Treatment at Winsomme Salon!

Receive a complimentary condtioning treatment when you book a haircut or color service with cosmetologists Shari McDowell or Libbee Trumblee at Winsomme Salon and Spa! Call to book your appointment and mention Macaroni Kid to redeem complimentary service!> To book ...

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Library Story Times & Play and Learn Times

Library Story Times & Play and Learn Times

Cedar Rapids/ Iowa City Area Fall Story Times and Play and Learn Times (Please check with your local library about story time/ Play and Learn during holiday weeks) Cedar Rapids/Hiawatha/Marion~ Cedar Rapids Public Library (Downtown branch): Starlight: all ages: Monday's ...

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2015 Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Farmers Market Guide

2015 Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Farmers Market Guide

2015 Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Area Farmers Market GuideCedar Rapids: Downtown Cedar Rapids: Saturday's June 6 and 20; July 4 and 18; Aug. 1 and 15; Sept. 5 and 19; 7:30am-12pm. Aug. 29; 7:30pm-12am (SPECIAL NIGHT ONE). http://www.cedarrapids.org/Content/Community-Development/Quality-of-Life/Downtown-Farmers-Market/Schedule.aspxNewBo (12th ...

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Kids Meal Deals!

Kids Meal Deals!

Here are some great deals in Cedar Rapids, Coralville and Iowa City. Sometimes these times and days can change with out notice~double check by calling the restaurant. If I have missed any, or one has changed~ please let me know ...

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Stay Cool Guide

Stay Cool Guide

SPLASH PADS Cedar Rapids (Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day): Cedar Valley Park; Otis Rd. and Blakely Blvd. SE Cleveland Park; 1st Ave. and 15th St. SW Daniels Park; Oakland Rd. and H Ave. NE Hayes Park; 1924 D St. SW Hidder ...

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Top Corridor Parks

Top Corridor Parks

Macaroni Kid's Top 15 Parks Picked in the Corridor ~Parks recommended by our readers~ 1.) Thomas Park (343 Marion Blvd., Marion): Splash Pad (Memorial Day-Labor Day weekends), giant sandbox, open play areas, walking trails, small fishing area for kids, 2 ...

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Breakfast on a Stick - yes please!

Breakfast on a Stick - yes please!

Mornings are always such a rush to beat the clock. My daughter is a sleeper and so hard to wake up. Unless I whisper "Do you want pancakes for breakfast?", then she practically jump out of bed. But who has ...

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Flik Flak

Flik Flak

These super cute watches from Flik Flak are perfect for kids, super cute and very durable. My kids are so rough on their things, I was pleasantly surprised just how durable. The watch endured lots of drops and bumps with ...

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Micro Kickboard ~ Micro Maxi Scooter

Micro Kickboard ~ Micro Maxi Scooter

My kids are always looking for something new to play with outside. They LOVE their scooters, bikes, basketball hoop, and pogo stick. If it is outside, you name it, they will try it. But will they love it? When my ...

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OshKosh B'gosh Review

OshKosh B'gosh Review

I remember wearing a specific OshKosh B'Gosh outfit when I was just 6 years old. It was a pair of red overalls and I wore them ALL.OF.THE.TIME. Even for my school 1st Grade School Picture. So when we were asked ...

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SimplyFun Dinosaur Challenge

SimplyFun Dinosaur Challenge

SimplyFun is really becoming a staple in our house. We just love their educational and fun games. When we received the Dinosaur Challenge game for our Back 2 School Bash, I was super excited for our kids to try it ...

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