Forget hibernating and embrace winter with the passion of Norsemen. North Liberty’s Beat the Bitter is back with a week full of activities to get you out of the house for some outdoor winter games and good cheer. Join us on the tundra of North Liberty January 28 through February 3, 2018, for fun on the bleakest days of the year. Some events do require registration, snag your spot here.

All events subject to change pending weather.

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World Marathon

World Marathon Tracking

January 28 - February 5
On Facebook

The 2018 World Marathon Challenge is an amazing logistical and physical challenge to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. And North Liberty resident Deb Carneol is looking forward to the enormous feat. Yes, you read that correctly.…

Polar Plunge

Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Plunge

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Centennial Park

Kick-off Beat the Bitter with the coldest and most challenging feat of the week, a polar jump into Centennial Park Pond (on St. Andrews Drive) on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Organized by the North Liberty Police…

Board Games

Norse (and other) Board Games

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Geek City Games and Comics

Come in and play Norse-inspired games such as Champions of Midgard, Raiders of the North Sea, Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries, Isle of Sky, or any of the other 100+ free-to-play board games from Geek City's demo library, or bring…

Big Picture Studio

Creative Spirits – a Winter Sip & Paint!

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Big Picture Gallery & Studio

Get together with friends and neighbors and paint away your winter blues! We will be painting a beautiful snowy scene while enjoying hot chocolate or hot cider with optional spirits - Spiced Rum for cider and Irish Cream and Kahlua…

Social Hour

Cozy Social Hour

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
North Liberty Community Library

Adults are invited to meet at the library for an hour of socializing including coffee, cocoa, and a special treat! Questions? Please contact the North Liberty Community Library at 319-626-5701.

Reds Beer Dinner

Beer Dinner

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reds Alehouse

Join Reds Alehouse on Monday, January 29th for an evening full of good food and drink to beat away the winter blues! Chef Abe and team will prepare a 6-course meal carefully paired with some of their favorite brews to…

Wii Tournament

Wii Winter Sports Tournament

January 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Liberty Community Library

Designed for K-3rd graders, come out to the library for a Wii Winter Sports Tournament. Questions? Please contact the North Liberty Community Library at 319-626-5701.

Improv Class

Teen Improvisation

January 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
North Liberty Community Library

Teens are invited to the library for a warming session of improvisation. Bring your sense of humor! Questions? Please contact the North Liberty Community Library at 319-626-5701.

Book Club

Book Club

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North Liberty Community Library

Gather at the library for a chilling Last Tuesday of the Month Book Club discussion of The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin. Additional copies will available for checkout in the library by January 1. Questions? Please contact the North Liberty Community…

Stitching Around

Stitching Around

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Liberty Community Library

Beat the Bitter and take up a new hobby by joining the library for Stitching Around. Interested in knitting or crochet? This group meets each Tuesday at 7 p.m. and is open to all experience levels. Questions? Please contact the…

Homebrew Supply

Intro to Homebrewing

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BIY Homebrew Supply

Introduction to Homebrewing beer and wine, featuring free wine and beer samples! No pre-registration required.

We Run Scavenger Hunt

We Run Scavenger Hunt

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We Run

Enjoy a fun and exciting evening as the We Run staff challenges you to a run or walk in the We Run Scavenger Hunt. Team up with your friends to find various landmarks in the North Liberty community. You will…

Wii Tournament

Wii Winter Sports Tournament

February 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
North Liberty Community Library

4th-6th graders are invited to the library for a Wii Winter Sports Tournament. Questions? Please contact the North Liberty Community Library at 319-626-5701.

Girls Night Out

Ladies Night

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Real Deals on Home Decor – North Liberty

It's Ladies Night at Real Deals in North Liberty! Enjoy complimentary delicious chocolate martinis while you browse the shop and enjoy 15% off your favorite item & new decor. C'mon in and pick up your FREE gift with a $50…

Snow Volleyball

Snow Volleyball

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
J&A Tap

Let's be honest, no one likes sand between their toes. Trade sand for snow and signup for J&A Tap's snow volleyball tournament! The MadHatter tournament will take place at J&A Tap on Thursday, Feb. 1, and is open to all…

Bubble Painting

Bubble Painting

February 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
North Liberty Community Library

Keep your tots (birth to pre k) poppin’ and join the North Liberty Community Library for Bubble Painting at Crafting Fridays! Crafting Fridays is a library program that takes place the first Friday of each month during regularly scheduled storytime. This activity…

Fireworks Viewing Party

Fireworks Viewing on the Patio

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reds Alehouse

Freeze with your friends, warm up with a tasty beverage and enjoy the Beat the Bitter fireworks set to go off at 7 p.m. in Penn Meadows Park from the Reds Alehouse patio. Registration required and must be 21 or…

Mommy and Me Class

Mommy & Me Dance Class

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Debut Dance Studio

Parents and little ones share their first dance experience together during this fun-filled 30 minute dance class. Be ready to hop, skip, jump and wiggle with your dancer! Perfect for ages 18 months to 2.5 years. Participation is free but…

Frozen & Friends Dance Class

Frozen & Friends Ballet Class

February 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Debut Dance Studio

Dance along to your favorite songs from Disney's Frozen during this 30 minute ballet class. Perfect for ages 3-5 years! Participation is free but pre-registration required. Reserve your spot online here. Questions? Contact Debut Dance Studio at 319-626-3390.

Hip Hop Dance Class

Hip Hop Party Dance Class

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Debut Dance Studio

It may be cold outside, but these hip hop moves are HOT! This 30 minute introductory hip hop class is perfect for elementary students ages K-6. Participation is free but pre-registration required. Reserve your spot online here. Questions? Contact Debut Dance…

ISU Insect Zoo

ISU Insect Zoo

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Liberty Community Library

Escape the cold inside the library for a warm program full of creepy crawly bugs sure to make you shiver. The Iowa State University Department of Entomology will talk about the insects while walking through the audience with live animals for everyone to see.…

Fat Tire Bike Rides

Fat Tire Bikes

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Penn Meadows Park

Our friends at Sugar Bottom Bikes will have a variety of fat tire bikes to ride through their course in Penn Meadows Park between 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3. Riders ages 14 and up can borrow a bike, take…

Fault in our Stars

Teen Movie

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
North Liberty Community Library

Teens are invited to ditch the cold and gather at the library to watch The Fault in Our Stars. Questions? Please contact the North Liberty Community Library at 319-626-5701.

Big Picture Studio

Creative Spirits – a Winter Sip & Paint!

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Big Picture Gallery & Studio

Get together with friends and neighbors and paint away your winter blues! We will be painting a beautiful snowy scene while enjoying hot chocolate or hot cider with optional spirits - Spiced Rum for cider and Irish Cream and Kahlua…

Chili Supper

Boy Scout Troop 216 Chili Supper

February 3 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
North Liberty Community Center

North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 is pleased to present their 37th annual Chili Supper, being held from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on February 3rd. The Chili Supper is the troop's primary fundraiser for the year, with funds going to…

Daddy Daughter Prom

Daddy Daughter Prom

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garner Elementary

Dads, create memories that your daughter will forever cherish! Join Debut Dancing Studio for dinner and dancing at Debut's Daddy Daughter Prom on Saturday, February 3rd, at Garner Elementary. Festivities kick off with a Grand March at 5:00 p.m.–moms, bring your…

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