It’s your last chance of the year to enjoy the Iowa City Farmers Market. The last Indoor Holiday Market will be held on Dec. 10th at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. With local produce and handmade crafts, find the perfect holiday gift by shopping local.

While at the Holiday Market, you can weigh in on the future of Iowa City’s parks. The Parks and Recreation department has been working on the Parks Master Plan, which evaluates the accessibility, condition, and lifespan of all active parks. A public input meeting will be held in conjunction with the Holiday Market from 10 a.m. to noon at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center on Dec. 10th.

The annual Holiday Tuba Concert is returning on Dec. 9th. Each year the University of Iowa Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble gather on the steps of the Old Capitol Building to put their spin on holiday favorites. The concert will take place from 12:30 to 1 p.m. The public is invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate. Following the performance, cider and cookies will be served inside the museum.

Keep your kids busy during winter break by signing them up for the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department’s Winter Break Camp. This year’s camp activities focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Camp activities will take place at Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, and include some off-site field trips. It runs from December 27-30, and January 3-4, and is open to kindergarten through sixth grade students. Camp fees are $40 per day per child. You can download the registration packet online, which includes the schedule of camp activities, details on payment options and the list of items campers should bring each day of camp.

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Date of publication

Friday, December 02, 2016