St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival
Celebrate sweet corn and summer at this annual fair and fundraiser for St. Jude Catholic Church. Along with hot buttered sweet corn for $1 an ear, the festival includes live music, beverage tent, food vendors, carnival games and ride, bags tournament, homemade baked goods for sale and more.
• When: 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday
• Where: St. Jude Catholic Church, 50 Edgewood Rd. NW, Cedar Rapids
• Admission: $5
• Details: judesweetcornfest.com
California Wine Tasting
Sample 10 wines from California at this seated event, which includes a complementary pizza buffet and $10 back on purchase of three or more bottles of the sampled wine.
• When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday
• Where: Vineria Wine Shop, 264 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids
• Cost: $20
• Reservations requested: (319) 373-6141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5th Street Social
Live music, food and drinks, kids’ activities, a classic car show and shine, a snow cone social, art vendors and more will turn Coralville’s Fifth Street into a party Saturday. Food trucks and vendors include Mosley’s Barbeque, The Box Lunch, Marco’s Grilled Cheese, Tap ’N’ Tacos, Maestro Empanadas, Tip Top Cakes and Kona Ice. Johnson County breweries will serve craft beer in the beverage garden.
• When: Fifth Street between Sixth and 12th Avenues, Coralville
• Where: 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday
• Details: coralville.org/849/5th-Street-Social
Summer Wine Party: Sweet Corn and Crab Claws
The ode to sweet corn continues at Brix Cheese Shop, which will host a party featuring local sweet corn, chilled crab claws and more than 20 wine varieties. Ticket includes $15 off any purchase of three or more bottles to take home.
• When: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday
• Where: Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar, 209 N. Linn St., Iowa City
• Cost: $65
• Details: facebook.com/pg/brixiowacity/events
Introduction to Cooking in Cast Iron
Learn about the history of cast iron, pieces to use in your kitchen or outdoors, how to season cast iron, and get basic recipes and cooking knowledge. At the end of the class, enjoy a snack cooked in cast iron over coals.
• When: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15
• Where: Indian Creek Nature Center, 5300 Otis Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids
• Cost: $15 to $18
• Details: indiancreeknaturecenter.org