We've been experiencing more arctic cold this past week and while things look to be warming up a little in the coming days, it's no secret that January is one of the coldest months of the year, if not the coldest. On these frigid winter days, the best idea is to stay inside and enjoy some of these warm activities.

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    Playtime Poppy

    This is great for you and the kids. Their next event is January 20, a free show at Hiawatha Public Library. Get details on "Play in the Snow with Playtime Poppy" HERE.

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    Warm Food and a Hot Drinks

    The Early Bird has fully moved into their new location, on the bottom floor of the Smulekoff's building in downtown Cedar Rapids, a move that was already in the works, but was expedited by the flood of 2016. Try their hot breakfast sandwich and a warm cup of hot chocolate or coffee. It hit the spot for me on a cold Saturday morning before work.


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    Visit the Marion Maid-Rite

    A popular Eastern Iowa restaurant is closing its doors after 31 years on January 31. The folks at Marion Maid-Rite serve delicious, hot "Maid-Rites" and other great menu items. We all know what they are, they're perfect winter grub. Stop by this Marion staple one last time this month for a nostalgic farewell and fantastic meal.

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    Orchestra Iowa's "American Mystics"

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    Ice Skating

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