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Festival of Carols 2014 at the Englert Theatre

Gay & Ciha Festival of Carols 2014 sponsorPlease join us for the Festival of Carols on Tues, Dec. 9, 2014 – 7PM at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City. Tickets are FREE and open to the public – NO TICKETS REQUIRED. Seating: General Admission. This FREE family event returns for another year! Get into the holiday spirit with this festive cornucopia of carols, cocoa, and stories. Featuring sing-a-longs, special performances and a visit by Santa!

This year’s show will feature Riverside Theatre’s Ron Clark reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with Arlen J. Ottmar’s piano accompaniment; music by old-time/bluegrass musicians Marc and Brandi Janssen, The Family Folk Machine, Jessica Egli, and the Old Capitol Chorus; a selection of holiday, Chanukah and Christmas songs with sing-a-longs throughout the show; as well as carols from the Sisters of Song before the performance.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is proud to sponsor Englert Theatre’s Festival of Carols.

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In Memory of 9/11 “Wings of Hope” 2014

Iowa City Funeral Home 9-11 Wings Of Hope 2014The 12th Annual Monarch Butterfly Release “Wings of Hope” In Memory of 9-11 sponsored by Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

“Wings of Hope”, a monarch tag and release program, combines service and remembrance to 9/11. For the twelveth year, Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service of Iowa City is working with elementary students in a positive way to recognize a very tragic day in America’s history.

In recognition of 9/11, the Iowa City funeral home joins the third graders at Lucas Elementary for a service learning program with monarch butterflies.

‘Wings of Hope’ offers a way for the children to provide scientific information for the University of Kansas’ research of the migratory travels of monarch butterflies. The monarch program is led by Kathleen Zimmers of Butterfliz of Iowa, Des Moines.

The monarch release for Robert Lucas elementary will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, September 11 at 12 noon.

At the conclusion of the service project, children will voice their wishes and hopes for a better world as the butterflies are released into the wild.

The public is invited to attend. Children of all ages, from those who arrive in a stroller to those who appreciate the assistance of a cane, are welcome to share in the simple beauty of the innocence of young people sharing with the world their hopes for a better tomorrow.

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UI Department of Anatomy And Cell Biology Deeded Body Program Annual Memorial Service

University of Iowa Deeded Body Program Memorial Service 2014Annual Memorial Service – The University of Iowa Department of Anatomy And Cell Biology Deeded Body Program

In remembrance of those whose mortal remains aided in the advancement of medical science and education through studies completed during the past year. The Service will be held in Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City at 1:30 p.m., Friday, August 29, 2014 and will include participation by students who benefited from gifts provided by the donors, Noelle Andrew, M.Div., BCC, Associate Director Of Spiritual Services at University Hospitals and Clinics, and John F. Engelhardt, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.

In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held at 2:00 p.m. in St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1300 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa.

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