Eastern Iowa Community Calendar

Eastern Iowa Community Calendar

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December 9

Uno's Promise Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair

Cedar Rapids Marriott: 1200 Collins Road N.E, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

10am – 3pm

Uno's Promise Animal Rescue is hosting a Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair on Sunday, December 9th from 10am-3pm at the Cedar Rapids Marriott at 1200 Collins Road N.E., Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402. There will be silent auction items available to bid on with all of the proceeds going to provide vet care to our kittens and puppies within the rescue.

Watch our facebook page ( for a growing list of vendors who are excited to help you shop for your holiday gifts and get a little something for yourself as well!

Some of our confirmed vendors/crafters are: Mary Kay, Scentsy, Color Street, Tupperware, LulaRoe, Stella & Dot, Paparazzi Jewelry and Accessories, Pure Haven, Pure Romance, Quillows by Jenn, Pampered Chef, SeneSence/LipSense, Nikeaa Design, Norwex, Sweet Minerals, Perfectly Pose, Young Living, Alpaca Apparel, Heart made by Gayle and Jen, Creative Jewelry by Hope, Good Vibrations, Usborne, MyIntent, Chalk Couture.

December 15 & 16

Live Nativity and Streets of Bethlehem

The Bean Farm and Chisel Point Event Center 7731 148th St Scotch Grove, IA 52310

Saturday 1:30 to 8:30 pm and Sunday 12:30 to 5:30 pm

Experience a piece of HIStory at the Live Nativity and Streets of Bethlehem

December 15 & 16th 2018

at The Bean Farm and Chisel Point Retreat and Event Center 7731 148th Street Scotch Grove, IA 52310

Live Nativity

Saturday: 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00

Sunday: 2:00 & 4:00

Note: Please arrive 30-45 minutes before the show to allow enough time to pay your taxes and register for the Census.

Remove yourself from the city, journey to Scotch Grove, stepping back in time 2000 years. Travelers to the Nativity will receive a gold coins to pay the tax collector. After registering for the census, walk among the merchant shops in Bethlehem, or share a snack while gathering around the fire pits. Experience Unleavened Bread, Carpentry, Weaving, Clay Vessels, Incense...until the moment when there is a stirring in the stable and the travelers move toward all of the commotion!

The Live Nativity unfolds with the story of the visitation, the birth of the Christ child and the arrival of the Magi.

Actors/Actresses in period costume

Vocalist Jenn Helle

Farm animals, including Sultan the Camel


Handicap Accessible

Streets of Bethlehem opens one hour before the Live Nativity and closes one hour after the last performance. An offering of $10 per adult and $5 per child is encouraged.

April 13

RodCon 2019

Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

10 am- 4 pm

RodCon is a mini comic book convention where people with common interests come together to share their love of all things pop culture. The event is free and open to the public and highlights guest speakers, artists, vendors, trivia competitions, costume contests, prizes, giveaways, video gaming, live-action role-playing, a photo booth, kids craft area and more.

April 14

CBS2 Your Health Expo 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton

11am - 3pm

The 2019 CBS2 Your Health Expo is set for Sunday, April 14 at the DoubleTree in downtown Cedar Rapids. This fun event is designed to help our community live healthier lives with 60 health & wellness vendors, a kids zone, main stage, cooking stage and so much more! If you are interested in booth space, please call 319-730-3402.

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