From the publisher...

From the publisher...

This weeks newsletter is FULL to the BRIM! Memorial Day weekend is here which also means the school year is almost over and summer activities, pools, splash pads, BBQ's and outdoor fun is on the way! Speaking of pools and ...

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100 Things to Do in the Corridor this Summer

100 Things to Do in the Corridor this Summer

100 Things to Do in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Surrounding Communities this Summer 1)Watch the Five Seasons Water Ski Show in Cedar Rapids 2)Visit Ushers Ferry in Cedar Rapids 3)Go to one of the many outdoor movies (Iowa ...

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Fun with Gummies!

Fun with Gummies!

Kids love gummy candy, so why not incorporate some bears and worms into two fun projects -; one to eat and one to explore science! Gummy Bear Popsicles - Your kids will love this cool, sweet treat. Ingredients: Gummy bears ...

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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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Brain-Building Games to Play in the Car

Brain-Building Games to Play in the Car

A family road trip or even daily errands in the car can offer great opportunities to build cognitive skills. This list of fun, family-friendly, brain-building games to play in the car can help people of all ages strengthen cognitive skills, ...

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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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Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading Programs

Looking for ideas to keep your child engaged in learning this summer? Then take advantage of the many area summer reading programs! Retail/ Local Community Reading Programs: Barnes and Noble (Nationwide): May 19-September 7, 2015. Children entering grades 1-6. More ...

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Lean Seasoned Burger

Lean Seasoned Burger

Ingredients:- 1 package of lean ground beef (look for 95% lean ground beef, which has only - 2 grams of heart unhealthy saturated fat and 140 calories per 3-ounce patty)- 1 lb. white button mushrooms, washed and finely chopped- 1 ...

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Mead Helping Moms get Organized

Mead Helping Moms get Organized

Spring. What is it about Spring that makes us want to get rid of things and get organized? Maybe it's being cooped up inside from a long winter, but what ever it is, Mead sure is going to make it ...

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Race Night with Macaroni Kid - KIDS UNDER 12 FREE!

Race Night with Macaroni Kid - KIDS UNDER 12 FREE!

May 22nd, at Hawkeye Downs is Macaroni Kid Night!! Kids 12 and under are FREE ~ AND ~ we have a coupon voucher for us big kids!!! Kids can have fun in the "Macaroni Pit" Kid Zone and parents can ...

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The Care Bears Are Asking You to #ShareYourCare

The Care Bears Are Asking You to #ShareYourCare

Doing good can pay off in a big way in the Care Bears #ShareYourCare video challenge. The Care Bears are asking fans to post videos telling the them how you make the world a better place by showing how you ...

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Hoppy Hour at Sky Zone!  ONLY $6!

Hoppy Hour at Sky Zone! ONLY $6!

Did you know Sky Zone has Hoppy Hour Monday - Wednesday? Yep, you heard us right! Go get your sillies out and hop into some weekday FUN! Hoppy Hour is Mondays - Wednesdays between 3pm - 5pm. Get a 1 ...

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Library Story Times & Play and Learn Times

Library Story Times & Play and Learn Times

Cedar Rapids/ Iowa City Area Winter/Spring Story Times and Play and Learn Times (Please check with your local library about story time/ Play and Learn during holiday and spring break weeks) Play and Learn will be on break during the ...

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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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2015 Featured Summer Camp Guide & Directory

2015 Featured Summer Camp Guide & Directory

Our Summer Camp Guide is here! Be sure to check back often as camps will be continually added through the summer. We hope that you find our Summer Camp Guide to be a valuable resource as you plan your children's ...

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Join the Absolutely Clean Team!

Join the Absolutely Clean Team!

Looking for some extra income? Need flexible hours? Finally a job that fits YOUR schedule! Absolutely Clean is now hiring and wants you to join their team! Have fun, make a difference, Apply now! "$10 an hour to start! Our ...

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2015 Macaroni Kid Pre-school Guide!

2015 Macaroni Kid Pre-school Guide!

It's here! The Macaroni Kid Cedar Rapids and Iowa City 2015 Pre-school Guide! We hope that you find this guide useful in finding the perfect fit for your little one. This guide will run until the end of August, but ...

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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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TIES

TIES

Are you struggling to raise one of your children? Do you find yourself in a constant battle? Have moments of glory and then others of doubt and worry? As every parent knows, some children are harder to handle than others. ...

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Applegate - "The Cleaner Wiener"

Applegate - "The Cleaner Wiener"

We are a hot dog family. LOVE me a GOOD hotdog! But buying a GOOD hotdog can be daunting. What is in those hotdogs really? I have become pretty good at identifying the "better" of the dogs, but when I ...

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HELLO - Fun Brushing

HELLO - Fun Brushing

We all have fought to get our kids to brush their teeth at one time or another. For me, its a daily battle. I have a son that has a sensitivity to products and food that have food coloring in ...

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Simply Fun - Grill Party Review

Simply Fun - Grill Party Review

Simply Fun provided a box full of fun playing cards, sidewalk chalk, dice, Squared Up Walk the Dogs Puzzle, and another fun learning game Grill Party. Just in time for grill season and our #MKSummerFun Picnic.You know how Macaroni Kid ...

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TTPM - Back Pocket Decision Maker

What if I told you there was an App for your mobile device that gives you reviews of toys, baby products, video games and even other mobile apps before you purchase? What if I told you that this app is ...

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