The Souhrada Family Website
The 35th Souhrada Family Reunion
Saturday, August 6th, 2016
Thanks to Barb Erickson, Janel Stephens, and Elizabeth Vanicek Jarvis …this year’s hosts
After a one-year hiatus, we are
reuniting and hope that you are able to join us!
We are moving our meeting date and dinner to a Saturday this year and hope that you can stay over in Cedar Rapids to enjoy many of the wonderful opportunities that the city has to offer and especially the Czech Village area.
The Residence Inn SW is a brand new hotel opening in May, a closer drive to the Czech Village area… Please mention Souhrada Reunion and make reservations by July 11th. Rooms are $109.00 for a studio Suite. These rooms do not have two beds but do have sofa pullout beds.
Residence Inn Cedar Rapids South
730 33rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids IA
The other hotel is Comfort Inn and Suites. They have single king and 2 queens available for 94.99. They will also have King Suite and 2 Queen beds Suites for 114.99 if you have a larger group or just want more space. Again, mention Souhrada Reunion when making reservations. Reservations required by July 22nd…
Comfort Inn and Suites
2025 Werner Ave NE
Cedar Rapids IA
Both hotels have free breakfast and a pool.
These rates will be available for longer stays as long as there is availability so please reserve your rooms as soon as possible.
The Glovik Parish Center will be available at 1:00 to gather and visit if you wish to come early. We will have wine/beverages and coffee. We encourage you to be at the Glovik Parish Center between 2:00-3:00 so we can have plenty of time to register and visit before dinner. The catered dinner with 2 entrees and sides/beverages/dessert will be at 5:00p.m. The price is $15.00 per person. $10.00 for children. Under 5 free.
The National Czech- Slovak Museum and library is a must visit while in Cedar Rapids. There is an Andy Warhol exhibit and Warhol birthday celebration on the 6th with free admission Saturday all day. You will have time Saturday morning to visit the museum before the reunion.
Saturday hours are 9:30- 4:00.
Sunday hours for the Museum are 12:00-4:00 with an entrance fee.
The NewBo Market in Czech Village is a wonderful stop on Saturday morning (also open Sunday 10-4:00) (with a very wide variety of choices there to eat lunch and shop) as well as the Sykora Bakery, antique shops, Lion Bridge brewery, Czech Cottage Import Shop
all in the Czech Village along with many restaurants and retail in the New Bohemia District. There are places to ride bikes if you are interested in that as well.
Saturday, August 6
a.m. hours - on your own visiting Czech Village, National Czech Slovak Museum and Library, places of choice
lunch on your own
1:00pm reunion room open for gathering, snacks
2:00-3:00pm official gathering- register
renew acquaintances, pictures, genealogy, Czech craft
5:00pm catered dinner- 15.00 per person 10.00 per child, under 5 free- can pay when you arrive
Auction to follow dinner, bring something to auction or a donation for the reunion expenses is welcomed and encouraged.
7:00-10:00pm visiting, board games if desired, snacks
Sunday breakfast served for those staying at the Residence Inn or the Comfort Inn.
Sunday, you are encouraged to continue your visit in Cedar Rapids and meet up with family members who are staying overnight.
Hope you can join us! We look forward to seeing you!!
The following have Facebook pages and websites to check out:
New Bohemia District
Lionbridge Brewing Co
NewBo City Market
Czech Village Antiques
Czech Cottage (Czech imports) NOT open on Sunday
Next Page Books (wonderful independent book store)
Sykora Czech Bakery
Czech Deli and Bakery
National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
Little Bohemia Tavern
To see pictures, list of attendees, and a summary of our previous reunion click here.