On March 17, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds declared a statewide public health disaster emergency in response to the state's coronavirus outbreak. The proclamation includes the restriction of in-person gatherings of 10 or more people along with the temporary closing of several businesses in the arts, culture and entertainment sector.

Most of the public gatherings listed on the Hoopla calendar are canceled or postponed through the end of April. Please check with event organizers to confirm the status of events you see listed.

A virtual option has been created to post and search for those events and programs that are offering an online gathering opportunity for our Hoopla readers. Enjoy!

Cultivate Hope Urban Farm

Cultivate Hope Urban Farm Description

The first urban farm in Iowa. Operated by Matthew 25, an independent, local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, that works to help strengthen and elevate neighborhoods on the west side of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It is a highly innovative and collaborative organization that partners with others to work in three program areas: Food, Housing, and Education.