Calendar of Johnson County Events

Embrace Your Geekness Day

Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, Iowa City

Come celebrate “Embrace Your Geekness Day” with TAKO. Adults gather your kids, come and embrace your geeky side with fun, science related activities. Be prepared to get wet and possible sprayed with bubbles and “washable paint”. TAKO will be hosting an event Saturday, July 12th at the Iowa City’s Terry Trueblood Recreation Area. To get there take Gilbert Street/Sand Road south to intersection with McCollister Blvd. Stay tuned to the website/Facebook for updates and cancellations.

Please bring a squirt gun/water blaster/other to the event if you have one. Participants should dress to get wet and muddy. We may be using paint and dyes. Dress in layers and be prepared for a range of weather conditions. Bring a hat, work gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellant, drinking water, and any other items you may need to be comfortable in the outdoors. Participants are encouraged to bring a digital camera and/or binoculars.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. Advance registration is requested, but not required. Questions about the event can be directed to TAKO President, Judy Joyce at (319)-330-3833 or by e-mail at earthview01@gmail. com.

Advance registration is requested, but not required for families. Those bringing six or more people should register to help TAKO plan equipment and food needs.

Rockin' Rocks and Fossil
Saturday, August 9th, 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Conklin Quarry, Iowa City

Fishing with TAKO and the Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association
Date: Sept 6, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM
Location : Liberty Centre Pond, North Liberty

Pumpkin Carving
Saturday, October 18th, 4:00-6:30 pm
Emma Harvat Park, Peninsula Community, Iowa City

Hiking Event
Ryerson Woods, Iowa City
Date & Time TBA










For More Information:
Judy Joyce
Kata McCarville


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