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.

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December

Snowman Contest

December 1 - February 28
Snowman Contest

Build your best snow creature in any city park or your yard, take a picture and submit it to Jason Egly at jegly@northlibertyiowa.org along with your name, contact information and where the snowman was built. The photos will be displayed…

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January

World Marathon Tracking

January 28 - February 5
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World Marathon

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.…

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Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Plunge

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Centennial Park, 1565 St. Andrews Drive
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Polar Plunge

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…

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Norse (and other) Board Games

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Geek City Games and Comics, 365 Beaver Kreek Center, Ste B
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Board Games

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…

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Creative Spirits – a Winter Sip & Paint!

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Big Picture Gallery & Studio, 185 Ranshaw Way, Ste 3
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Big Picture 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…

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Snorkeling

January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
North Liberty Aquatics Center, 520 W Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317
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Snorkeling with DiVentures

Dreaming of the Beach? Come take a Snorkeling Class with DiVentures at the North Liberty Aquatic Center. Snorkeling is quickly becoming one of the largest water sports in resort areas. It is an easy activity for the whole family and…

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Cozy Social Hour

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
North Liberty Community Library, 520 W. Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Social Hour

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.

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Beer Dinner

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reds Alehouse, 405 N Dubuque St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Reds Beer Dinner

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…

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Yelp’s Night In at Tin Roost

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tin Roost, 840 W Penn St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Yelp at Tin Roost

Cold weather got you down? Yelp is here to help you ‘Beat the Bitter’ with a party that’s designed to get us all out of the house for a night to eat, drink, and socialize at Tin Roost! During this…

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Wii Winter Sports Tournament

January 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Liberty Community Library, 520 W. Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Wii Tournament

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.

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Teen Improvisation

January 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
North Liberty Community Library, 520 W. Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Improv Class

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.

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Book Club

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North Liberty Community Library, 520 W. Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Book Club

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…

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Stitching Around

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Liberty Community Library, 520 W. Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Stitching Around

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…

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Intro to Homebrewing

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BIY Homebrew Supply, 7 Hawkeye Drive, Ste 105
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Homebrew Supply

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

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Beat the Bitter with Dinos

January 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
North Liberty Community Library, 520 W. Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Beat the Bitter with Dinos

Join the North Liberty Community Library for a special dino storytime followed by a prehistoric themed activity with Playologists from the Iowa Children's Museum. Registration required via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beat-the-bitter-with-dinos-tickets-41707009789.

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Hump Day Happy Hour

January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rocky O’Brien’s, 720 Pacha Pkwy
Ste 8, IA 52317 United States
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hump day happy hour

Join JCI Johnson County for happy hour at Rocky O'Brien's to learn more about the non-profit organization. The local chapter’s passion for service has created events such as Field of Screams, Relay for Life Concessions, and UIHC Children’s Hospital Holiday…

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We Run Scavenger Hunt

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We Run, 555 Hwy 965, Unit B
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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We Run Scavenger Hunt

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…

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My life as an Olympic bobsledder

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jean Prahm

A talk and Q&A with Olympic bobsledder, World Cup Champion, Two-Time World Championship silver medalist, and North Liberty resident, Jean Prahm. Prahm competed in the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics, and has served on the Olympic selection committee or the…

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Snorkeling

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Liberty Aquatics Center, 520 W Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317
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Snorkeling with DiVentures

Dreaming of the Beach? Come take a Snorkeling Class with DiVentures at the North Liberty Aquatic Center. Snorkeling is quickly becoming one of the largest water sports in resort areas. It is an easy activity for the whole family and…

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February

Wii Winter Sports Tournament

February 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
North Liberty Community Library, 520 W. Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Wii Tournament

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.

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Coffee Tasting

February 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Café Muse, 565 Cameron Way, Ste #108
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Cafe Muse

Enjoy a curated coffee experience at Café Muse. Come explore a selection of single origin roasts from two of the most acclaimed roasters, Intelligentsia and Madcap. This event will feature demonstration and in-depth explanation of the pour-over process, countries of…

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Ladies Night

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Real Deals on Home Decor – North Liberty, 225 Beaver Kreek Center, Ste. C
North Liberty, IA, IA 52317 United States
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Girls Night Out

It's Ladies Night at Real Deals in North Liberty for their grand re-opening! Enjoy complimentary delicious chocolate martinis while you browse the new shop and enjoy 15% off your favorite decor item or apparel item from their brand new clothing…

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Snow Volleyball MadHatter

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
J&A Tap, 440 N Dubuque St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Snow Volleyball

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…

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Sing and Play and Learn Today!

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North Liberty Community Library, 520 W. Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Play, dance and sing!

This event has been cancelled because of a presenter's scheduling conflict. Join the North Liberty Community Library and West Music for a fun filled family event that will include music, dance and movement.  

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First Friday Coffee Connections

February 2 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Corridor Business Journal, 2345 Landon Road
Ste. 100, IA 52317 United States
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Coffee Connections

Ease into your morning with an hour of energetic networking before you head off for the daily grind. February's mixer will be held at the Corridor Business Journal's office. First Friday Coffee Connections is organized by the Iowa City Area…

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Bubble Painting

February 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
North Liberty Community Library, 520 W. Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Bubble Painting

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…

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Cookies & Hot Drinks

February 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hope Church, 420 N Front St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Hope Church

Hope Church will offer cookies and hot drinks inside the back entrance to those attending Fire & Ice Friday on Friday, Feb. 2, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Their parking lot is available for those attending Fire & Ice Friday as well.…

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Fireworks Viewing on the Patio

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reds Alehouse, 405 N Dubuque St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Fireworks Viewing Party

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…

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Mommy & Me Dance Class

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Debut Dance Studio, 620 Pacha Pkwy
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Mommy and Me Class

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…

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Frozen & Friends Ballet Class

February 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Debut Dance Studio, 620 Pacha Pkwy
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Frozen & Friends Dance Class

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.

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Hip Hop Party Dance Class

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Debut Dance Studio, 620 Pacha Pkwy
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Hip Hop Dance Class

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…

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ISU Insect Zoo

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Liberty Community Library, 520 W. Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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ISU Insect Zoo

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.…

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Fat Tire Bikes

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sugar Bottom Bikes, 325 N Dubuque Street
North Liberty, 52317 United States
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Fat Tire Bike Rides

Our friends at Sugar Bottom Bikes, will lead a 20-mile group ride starting at Sugar Bottom Bikes, through North Liberty (and Coralville's Woodpecker Single Track). All bikes are welcome, but the route does have some off-road single track, dirt road,…

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Teen Movie

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
North Liberty Community Library, 520 W. Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Fault in our Stars

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.

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Creative Spirits – a Winter Sip & Paint!

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Big Picture Gallery & Studio, 185 Ranshaw Way, Ste 3
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Big Picture 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…

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Boy Scout Troop 216 Chili Supper

February 3 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
North Liberty Community Center, 520 W Cherry St
North Liberty, Iowa 52317 United States
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Chili Supper

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…

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Daddy Daughter Prom

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garner Elementary, 80 Birch St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Daddy Daughter Prom

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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