Eastern Iowa Community Calendar

Eastern Iowa Community Calendar

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December 7

Toys for Tots Toy Drive at CBS2/FOX 28

600 Old Marion RD NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


Stop out to Broadcast Park to donate to a child in need this holiday season! The Salvation Army of Cedar Rapids will accept new, unwrapped toys for children ages newborn - 14 in our community. Please visit for more information on how you can give.

December 8 & 9

GO CR Fat Sac & Fox Enduro Ride

Indian Creek Nature Center, 5300 Otis Rd SE, Cedar Rapids

December 8 from 5-10p.m., December 9 from 10 a.m.-7p.m.

This year’s two day event will include an interactive night ride, bicycle expo, raffle and a three hour endurance ride. Events kick off Friday, December 8 with registration and an interactive night ride beginning at 7 p.m. that will take riders to areas not part of the normal trail system. Along the way, riders will make pit stops at several Cedar Rapids locations for food, drink and fun.

Saturday’s events take place at Indian Creek Nature Center, 5300 Otis Rd, Cedar Rapids, beginning with the expo of local bike shops opening at 10 a.m. A Specialized Fatboy SE Fat Bike (MSRP $1400) will be raffled off during the events. Attendees will be able to enjoy lunch at multiple onsite food vendors beginning at noon, which is also when the Enduro Ride begins. Registration is now open for individuals and teams. The public is welcome to attend and view the race at no charge.

The enduro ride will take place on a 3.75 mile course using parts of the Sac & Fox Trail. Individual and team riders will bike as many laps as possible in the three hour race. An after party will take place at Indian Creek Nature Center following the race, where winners will be awarded in both individual and team categories.

Registration information, tickets, merchandise and raffle tickets along with host hotel information and rates are all available through the event website:

December 9

Breakfast Urbana American Legion

204 W. Wood St, I380 exit 41

6am to Noon

Serving biscuits and gravy, pancakes, sausage patties, eggs, orange juice, milk, and coffee. Free will donation.

December 9

Cookie Walk and Holiday Bazaar

Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Road, Hiawatha

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Come to us for your holiday baked goods! Delicious sweet treats will be for sale, as well as gifts for animals and the people who love them. All proceeds benefit twelve area animal rescue and support services.

December 10

Dodgeball Tournament for Special Olympics Iowa

North Liberty Rec Center

10 a.m.

You may have hated it in fourth grade, but you’ll love playing dodgeball now at the LETR Dodgeball Tournament! Get on the court and put yourself on the line for the Law Enforcement Torch Run® and Special Olympics Iowa.

December 11

CBS2/FOX 28 Blood Drive

Parking Lot at 600 Old Marion Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA

3:30 - 6pm

Sign up to donate here! Presenting donors will reeive the choice of one of the following: Lifesaver T-shirt, $10 electronic Amazon Gift Card, or $5 plasstic gift card from Starbucks, Target or Subway. Please bring a photo ID and eat before donating.

December 13

Starmont Red Cross Blood Drive

Starmont Schools, Arlington


Red Cross Blood Drive. Contact Suzy Hamlett at 563-933-2218 or at to set up your appointment.