The Weekender: June 12, 13 and 14

It’s a busy weekend in North Liberty, particularly on Saturday, with tons of stuff for families.

Here’s is your last chance at the Friends of the Community Library’s book sale. It runs until 5 p.m. at the library, and you can grab a bag of books for just $10.

Later that night, at 7, a free showing of Mr. Peabody and Sherman, along with some free food, is happening at LIFEchurch, 625 Meade Drive. “I’ll be doggoned if ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ isn’t a refreshing ‘paws’ from the run-of-the-mill movies that often serve as family entertainment,” says Linda Cook at the Quad City Times.

Start your day early with the resident-organized city-wide garage sales. You can download a listing of the more than 80 sales at or see a Google map at

Iowa Donor Network hosts its first Organ Trail 25- and 50-mile bike rides. The supported routes start at 10 a.m. from its headquarters at 550 Madison Ave. in North Liberty. Register for $30 and get a Dri-fit shirt while supplies last, water bottle and more, while supporting organ donation awareness.

The Growing Together Garden is hosting a free pollinator party from 1 to 3 p.m. at 89 N. Jones Boulevard. Come learn from local experts how to start your own garden that is beautiful and attracts butterflies and honeybees, try some delicious local honey, build a seed bomb and take home a plant.


Join the crew for live music at the weekly farmers’ market, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m at Penn Landing. Penn Landing Market features two dozen purveyors of local produce, farm-fresh and handmade goods, ready-to-eat food and more.

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