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HIGHER LEVEE COMING SOON! Cedar Falls constructed a levee in 2000, to reduce the risk of flooding downtown. The height of the existing levee is 102.9'. In June of 2008, the City of Cedar Falls experienced record flood levels when the Cedar River crested at 102.13'. These record flows brought concerns about the existing levee’s protection level. The levee helps to protect the city’s Water Reclamation Facility, Public Library, City Hall, and many local businesses and residences. Therefore, after the flood of 2008, increasing the flood protection level became a top priority for the city. At the end of 2011, the city hired a consultant for preliminary design and modeling of the Cedar River. For two years, this initial work involved much coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. By early 2014, the city’s consultant started final design and the work to obtain permits from the Corps. Extensive hydraulic modeling of the river was completed— following all U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s design standards— to determine the proposed increase in the levee protection level would have a “no rise” condition for properties upstream, downstream, or across the river. Approval was issued on June 28, 2017, to allow increasing the levee height to 104.9'.

< One of the existing levee walls.

> Example of added wall to existing levee.

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Aquatics 18 Channel 15 7 Community Main St. 11 Events/Calendar 19 Hearst Center 12–13 Historical Society 11 Library 14–15 Mayor’s Corner 3 Public Meetings 20 Rec Center 16–17 Waste/Recycling 4–5

Flood of 2008

Another record flood occurred in September 2016. It was the second highest on record at 98.9'. Sandbagging efforts and Hesco barriers were constructed, due to higher predictions and concerns it might be close to topping the existing levee (102.9'). Construction to increase the levee height is anticipated to begin as early as October and continue until mid-November. If weather permits, work may occur later into November or December. A majority of the construction will occur in 2018, starting as early as possible in the spring. It is expected to last through the summer and into the fall of 2018. The project is different in various sections. Near the Ice House Museum the earthen levee will be reduced by a foot; a 3' wall will be constructed there. In areas that already have a wall, an additional 2' will be added. The added wall will match the existing wall. At the southern end of the project, south of 9th Street, an earthen berm will be constructed. The City of Cedar Falls received a grant from the State of Iowa’s Flood Mitigation Program totaling $6,700,000. The grant covers the design, land acquisition, and construction.

Flood of 2016


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NEW PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING The city’s efforts to build a new public safety building in the south part of town to house Fire and Police Operations is planned to proceed in December. Details of the plan and proposed timetable were outlined for the City Council in August. The city’s capital improvements plan calls for construction in fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The new public safety building will be the location of all Fire and Police Operations— administrative offices, the police station, and the main fire station. The building will be built on the site of the existing fire station near the intersection of Greenhill Road and South Main Street. The planning for this new facility has taken nearly three years. Architects and planners began meeting with public safety employees in the spring of 2015. Administrators also visited other public safety departments. A public safety employee design committee was formed to look at building needs and make recommendations on the design. The city has saved up operational savings over several years to pay for the building without bonding, raising taxes, or a referendum; the project is estimated to cost nearly $11 million dollars. A grant may be sought from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association for a portion of the cost.

The Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau is currently accepting applications for community betterment projects. Local not-for-profit organizations are invited to apply for projects that improve the image of Cedar Falls or enhance the quality of life for its residents. Applications are due by 4pm on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Eligible projects can include capital improvements like new construction, renovation, restoration, etc. or special equipment purchases. These funds are made available from hotel/motel tax revenues and will be available for fiscal year 2019, which covers the period from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Assistance for marketing and tourism development projects bringing overnight visitors to the community may be also be applied for throughout the year until funds are depleted. Projects may include design, printing, and distribution of brochures, web site development, advertisements, trade show materials and fees, facility rentals, etc. Marketing and Tourism Development grant requests should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the event/project and are reviewed monthly. Applications for all grants may be obtained at the Cedar Falls Visitors Center—6510 Hudson Road—or downloaded from the partner section of the bureau’s web site, which is Questions or concerns regarding these grants may be directed to Kim Manning, Manager of the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau, at 268-4266 or

(view from South Main Street)

(view from Greenhill Road)

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Greetings! One irrefutable conclusion I’ve reached as Mayor of this great city is that things don’t happen without partnerships. While it might depend on one’s focus, each partner intertwines throughout Cedar Falls to establish and support one of the finest cities in the country. In the area of economic development, there is no better partner than Cedar Falls Utilities. It would take an entire Currents article to articulate the evolution of decisions made by many that have resulted in the current success we enjoy as a city. In the book, Looking Back: A History of Cedar Falls Utilities—1888~2009, there are wonderful accounts of past mayors, City Councils, Board of Trustee members, and CFU administrators crucial to the success of this wonderful organization. Another trusted partner is the Cedar Falls Community School District. This is a strong, mutually-beneficial partnership for everyone—board members, administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and children. The district’s and city’s keen awareness of communicating with each other has led to wonderful constructs, sharing of resources, and sustainable tools for a better future of our city. I personally see no better investment in our future than those serving and participating in the Cedar Falls School District—which by virtually every measure is one of the best in the state. The mighty purple and gold UNI Panthers represent yet another great partner! It’s been a humbling journey getting to know President and Mrs. Nook and his entire staff. If you haven’t heard, there are a number of initiatives in discussion or already in place about how UNI students can engage with the city as a whole. One thing is for certain: the leaders of UNI have conveyed the same encouraging message no matter where they are being heard—this is encouraging. This kind of effort and message will have a wonderful effect into the future on a wide variety of topics for Cedar Falls: economic development, civic leadership, involvement, and minimizing the “flight” of students leaving the city and state. There is always the risk of pointing out a few larger partners at the expense of leaving others out. I’m going to point towards a few of them while begging forgiveness from those not listed. Our award-winning Community Main Street organization is a cornerstone of economic vitality, citizen volunteerism, and targeted destinations. The College Hill Partnership; various neighborhood associations; folks involved with the arts, bicycle and pedestrian interests; the hard working Sturgis Falls Celebration board and volunteers; and other groups contributing to our vibrant city are all considered valuable partners. The final partnership I will highlight is the most important: our citizens. From time to time, I will walk the streets of Cedar Falls and simply inquire of people—whom I don’t know—on their view of the city. While there are timely, hot topics to discuss, they inevitably circle back to how great the people of Cedar Falls are towards each other, strangers, and those passing through. It’s an honor to serve this great city!

Jim Brown

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FALL SEASON YARD WASTE DISPOSAL OPTIONS Compost Facility— 300 block of East Main Street The facility will be open through the end of November: Monday–Friday from 7:30 am– dusk, and Saturday/Sunday 8 am–dusk. Residents are allowed to bring brush, logs, leaves, garden waste, and grass clippings to the site. Brush and twigs are processed separately from yard and garden waste. Please be observant and deposit materials accordingly. The compost facility is intended for Cedar Falls residential use only. Contractors and non-residents are prohibited from using the facility. Garbage and demolition materials are not accepted at this site. Wood mulch and compost is available to Cedar Falls residents free of charge during normal operating hours. Residents are required to “load their own” so be sure to bring containers and shovels.

Transfer Station— April–October: 7–6 pm (Mon.–Fri.); 8 am–3 pm (Sat.) November–March: 7–5 pm (Mon.–Fri.); 8 am–3 pm (Sat.) The Transfer Station accepts yard waste daily during normal operations; Mondays are reserved for yard waste only. As an alternative, residents are encouraged to utilize the seasonal Compost Facility for yard waste disposal.

Leaf Vacuum Cedar Falls residents may utilize the “call-in” leaf vacuum service offered during October and November by calling the Public Works Department at (319) 273-8629 to schedule an appointment. Prior to this service, leaves should be piled directly behind the curb—between the street and sidewalk. The cost is $50 per visit. Please remember the burning of leaves and grass clippings is prohibited within the city limits under any circumstances and is considered a municipal infraction.

Yard Waste Carts On Mondays from October 2–November 27, yard waste carts will be emptied at a reduced fee of $5 per dump. From November 6–November 17, yard waste carts will be collected citywide as often as possible. During winter months (December–March) yard waste carts are serviced by request. To schedule a pick up, or for additional information regarding yard waste disposal options, please call the Municipal Operations and Programs Department at (319) 273-8629. Residents are encouraged to mulch leaves and clippings. Almost without exception, lawn clippings should always be mulched back into the lawn. The benefits of mulching lawn clippings are too numerous and valuable to ignore—from providing nutrients for the soil, to saving significant amounts of time and money—mulching the lawn clippings just makes sense. They also add valuable organic matter to the soil, similar to leaves mulched in the fall.

Residents, please remember to… • place your yard waste cart at the curb by 7 am on the day of collection. • place carts at least 3–4’ away from other objects. • remove your cart from the curb no later than 8 pm on the day of collection to prevent unwanted service. • not put dirt, sod, or ashes in the yard waste carts. • observe the weight limit of 250 pounds. 4 · Fall 2017

RECYCLE WASTE VEGETABLE OIL Information for users of oil fryers Deep frying has become a popular way to prepare turkey for Thanksgiving meals, but oils and other materials, such as grease, can be a big problem if not handled properly. Fats, oils, and greases are very problematic in the sanitary sewer system, and should not be poured down the drain. Any of these can cause blockages in the sanitary service line to a home or in the city main. If a blockage occurs, a backup in a home can happen— an unpleasant thought, especially during the holiday season. Please be sure these oils are not deposited in the sanitary sewer system and they are recycled or disposed of properly. The City of Cedar Falls Transfer Station offers used vegetable oil recycling to help with proper handling. Waste vegetable oil (WVO) recycling includes any type of liquid vegetable oil used for cooking—canola oil, olive oil, etc. The used vegetable oil is converted into a biofuel additive for diesel fuel. Bacon grease or solid cooking grease (Crisco or other shortening) is not accepted as part of this collection; these should be disposed of in the regular garbage. WVO should not be confused with petroleum based oils. The Transfer Station has been accepting used motor oil for several years which is recycled into new motor oil. Both oil collection points are clearly marked to prevent cross contamination. If you have questions upon arrival at the Transfer Station an attendant will assist you. Other questions can be addressed by calling the Public Works & Parks Division at (319) 273-8629.



With over 225 miles of roads and streets in Cedar Falls, providing snow and ice control can be a daunting task. Variations in winter weather events make decision making a complex process. Factors affecting decisions on when to commit resources include: precipitation start time, temperatures, wind conditions, projected precipitation amount, rates of accumulation, etc. Timing is critical. Receiving accurate reliable weather forecasts are a crucial element when formulating decisions. The readiness of equipment, materials and personnel are also a vital component in responding to weather events. No two storms are alike, yet the goal remains the same— make winter driving as safe as possible.

The Cedar Falls Police Department would like to remind residents of city ordinance associated with winter weather. Your cooperation will help motorists and pedestrians stay safe this winter. Please contact the Cedar Falls Police Department at (319) 273-8612 if you have any questions.

The question of how soon snow plows should be dispatched during a weather event generates a wide range of opinions. City staff makes every effort to stay ahead of a storm. However, committing resources too soon for a full plow event can cause fatigue issues for plow operators when required to plow non-stop for long periods of time. At the onset of a snow event with predicted plowable accumulations, crews will typically focus on arterial and collector streets until the duration of the event passes. At that time a determination is made on timing of plowing residential streets. Some of the typical hazards and obstacles faced by snowplow drivers are parked cars, garbage cans, railroad tracks, manhole covers, improperly positioned mailboxes, and motorists. Another hazard, especially for motorists, involves snow being placed onto streets from adjacent private property. This creates larger than normal amounts of snow which could cause drivers to lose control. Residents and private snowplow operators are asked to refrain from shoveling, blowing, or pushing snow from sidewalks, driveways, or parking lots onto city streets. Snow placed onto streets not only causes a public safety hazard, but also costs additional time and expense for plow operators to return and clear previously plowed streets. A typical full plow event (snow accumulations over 3") can continue for approximately 10–12 hours depending on equipment availability and manpower. Residents and motorists are asked to be patient and respect plow equipment while performing snow removal operations. Working together will enhance safe winter travel.


To provide a safe walking surface, property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from sidewalks along their property. The city ordinance requires this to be done in a reasonable amount of time following the snowfall; if the owner fails to do so they will receive one notice per season to clear the snow. If it is not clear after the notice or after any other snowfall, the city may have the natural accumulations of snow or ice removed without notice to the property owner. The cost of removal will be assessed against the property as taxes and a citation will be issued. Read the entire ordinance at


Downtown and College Hill business and property owners will receive a minimum of 48-hours notice prior to Downtown and College Hill snow removal. Cedar Falls police will put up no parking signs in advance to notify vehicle owners; all vehicles must be removed from the parking areas so crews can operate the equipment needed to remove the snow. Please obey the temporary parking restriction to help city crews in keep the College Hill and Downtown areas safe and attractive. Cedar Falls police also work with Community Main Street and the College Hill Partnership in an effort to notify property and vehicle owners of snow removal procedures.


Vehicles cannot park continuously on a public street for more than 48-hours; vehicles in violation are subject to a ticket and tow. When vehicles stay in the streets for prolonged periods of time, snow plows are not able to remove the snow from the area. The entire ordinance can be found at


When the manager of the Public Works & Parks Department finds weather conditions are likely to create hazardous road and driving conditions, the city may declare snow removal on priority one and two streets will begin and prohibits parking or stopping of vehicles on designated snow removal routes. While the snow removal is in effect, no person should park, abandon, or leave unattended vehicle upon any priority one and two snow removal route; these streets will be marked with signs displaying the words “Emergency Snow Route.” The entire ordinance can be found at snowemergency.

Minimum depth of snow before trucks go out

Typical response

Anti-icing product may be applied prior to a storm if deemed beneficial based on forecasts

Typically the day before the storm arrives

As snow begins to accumulate on road surfaces

Plow trucks with material spreaders on priority 1 & priority 2 roads

Trace to 3"

Plow trucks with material spreaders continue until all priority 1 & 2 roads are addressed

Trace to 3"

City sidewalks & bus stop locations are addressed

3" or more / end of precipitation

All city streets and municipal parking lots are plowed and de-icing material applied to streets as needed

In order to make the most efficient use of available resources, the city has established priorities as follows:

Priority Level



Arterial streets—The network of streets that must be kept open to provide a transportation system for police, fire and other emergency units


Collector streets—Typically through residential areas.


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For more information on how to prevent winter fires, visit: and

DID YOU KNOW? Nearly half of holiday decoration

fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source. • Inspect holiday lights each year before you put them up. Throw away light strands with frayed or pinched wires. • Water your Christmas tree every day. A dry tree is dangerous because it can catch on fire easily. • Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell, and feel like real candles. • If you do use lit candles, make sure they are in stable holders and place them where they cannot be knocked down easily.

It’s 2 o’clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you are jarred awake to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What will your family do? If you and your family don’t have a plan in place, it could jeopardize your safety, or even prove deadly. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely after the smoke alarm sounds. That’s why home escape planning is so critical before a fire situation. It ensures everyone in the household knows how to use the small window of time wisely. Developing and practicing a home escape plan is like building muscle memory. That pre-planning is what everyone will draw upon to snap into action and escape as quickly as possible in the event of a fire. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme—“Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”—seeks to better educate the public about the critical importance of developing and practicing a home escape plan. Fire Prevention Week is October 8–14. “Home escape planning is one of the most basic but fundamental elements of home fire safety, and can truly make the difference between life and death in a fire situation,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. In support of Fire Prevention Week, Cedar Falls Fire Rescue encourages every household to develop and practice a plan together. A home escape plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom, and near all sleeping areas. It also includes two ways out of every room—usually a door and a window—with a clear path to an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or mailbox) a safe distance from the home.

Here are some additional tips for developing and practicing an escape plan with everyone in your home: • Draw a map marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit. • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help.

Know 2 ways out of every room.

• Close doors behind you as you leave to help slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building. • Practice a fire drill twice a year; conduct one at night and one during the day. Practice using different ways out. • Make sure the address number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to see.

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Please plan to visit with the firefighters at the Historical Society’s Victorian Home on Thursday, October 12 from 3:30–6:30 pm. Cedar Fall Fire & Rescue will be celebrating 150 years of service to the City of Cedar Falls, as well as Fire Prevention Week.



Consider joining many other community leaders who are managing their lawns without use of weed killers. The City of Cedar Falls, Iowa City, Dubuque, as well as several school districts, and thousands of other residents across Iowa are working to change our attitude towards lawns.

Cedar Falls Community Television—Channel 15 Stay informed and connected with local government issues. Tune in each month to watch City Council meetings on the first and third Mondays, and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Also find Cedar Falls Community Schools Board of Education meetings on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Be informed and entertained by locally produced content including Currents, Serving the Valley, and Veterans of the Cedar Valley.

Good Neighbor Iowa is a statewide public education campaign to reduce children’s exposure to commonly-used lawn pesticides. It involves school districts, park managers, childcare centers, and other community leaders who are demonstrating that it is possible and practical to manage large areas of turf without the use of pesticides (weed killers, insecticides, or fungicides). Common lawn weed killers can harm children and do pollute local streams. Diverse lawns will not harm anyone, protect child heath, protect water quality, and biodiversity. See who all are leading the way in Iowa: Local leadership across the state is key to the success of this educational campaign. Leading pediatrician and other public health officials at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics advise this initiative. Black Hawk County Health Department has endorsed the goals of Good Neighbor Iowa. Ultimately our goal is to transform our culture so we appreciate diverse lawns as a way to protect child health, water quality, and biodiversity. The City of Cedar Falls has been at the forefront of reducing pesticide applications on public properties. For more information please contact

TIPS FOR MOTORISTS (Excerpt from Safe Bicycling in Iowa, Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa Bicycle Coalition)

• Do not honk the horn at bicyclists. They may be startled and lose control. • Use extra caution when passing bicycles. • Bicyclists might have to swerve to avoid road hazards. • Be careful when opening vehicle doors.

Many local high school and college athletic events are also televised. This is our ninth season as the production crew for the Panther Sports Network; the schedule includes four UNI Football games and at least six other UNI athletic events. Enjoy all that Channel 15 has to offer including these events listed below happening this fall! Find weekly schedules:

CF High School athletic events replayed on Channel 15: Tuesday Friday Friday Tuesday Tuesday Friday Friday Saturday Saturday

October 3 October 13 October 20 November 28 December 5 December 8 December 15 December 16 December 16

Panther Sports Network events shown live on Channel 15— watch for replays after the event: Saturday Saturday Saturday

October 7 @ 4 pm October 21 @ 1 pm November 4 @ 1 pm

UNI Football vs. Western Illinois UNI Football vs. Youngstown State UNI Football vs. South Dakota

Candidate forums televised on Channel 15 — watch for replays after the event: Tuesday

October 10 @ 7 pm


(Excerpt from Safe Bicycling in Iowa, Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa Bicycle Coalition)

• Always wear a helmet. • Always ride on the right side of the road and pass on the left. • Never ride against traffic. • Obey traffic signs and signals. • Make eye contact with motorists.

• When in doubt, yield to bicycles.

CF Volleyball vs. Iowa City High CF Football vs. Cedar Rapids Jefferson CF Football vs. Waterloo East Cedar Falls Girls Basketball v Dubuque Hempstead Cedar Falls Boys Basketball v Waterloo West Cedar Falls Girls Basketball v Iowa City High Cedar Falls Boys Basketball v Bolingbrook (IL) Cedar Falls Girls Basketball v Ankeny Centennial Cedar Falls Boys Basketball v DeLaSalle (MN)

City of Cedar Falls Municipal Candidates Forum

• At night, your bicycle must be equipped with a headlight, taillight, and reflectors. • Use caution at intersections. Watch for vehicles turning across your path and be prepared to stop. • Use a rear-view mirror to check traffic behind you. • Wear brightly colored clothing to make yourself more visible to motorists. • Always use appropriate hand signals for bicyclists. (See visual below.)

SHARE THE ROAD It’s the Law: An operator of a motor vehicle shall not project an item or substance at a bicyclist. Persons violating this law face a fine of $250.

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RENTAL OWNERS All rental properties in the Cedar Falls must have a rental permit to be legally rented. Failure to have a permit on file and posted in the rental house could result in a $500 fine and possible eviction of tenants. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Captain Bobby Wright in rental inspections at (319) 273-8697.

IF IT WAGS, IT NEEDS A TAG! December 31 is the expiration date for current pet licenses. If your pet is four months or older they are required to be licensed annually by January 1. Please don’t be late, the fees for licensing your pet doubles after March 31. When registering your pet, please provide the following information: proof of rabies vaccination (with rabies tag number and expiration date), and proof of spay or neuter. You can have your veterinarian fax a copy of the current rabies certificate and proof of alteration to (319) 268-5126. If you no longer have your pet(s), would like to receive your tags by mail, or have questions, please contact (319) 273-8600. Fees are as follows: Dogs & Cats Not Altered $12 ($24 after March 31) Dog & Cats Altered $6 ($12 after March 31) Lost Tag Replacement $1 each tag/license Mailing Fee $1 each tag/license

For more information on pet licensing or Paw Park passes, stop by City Hall at 220 Clay Street or call (319) 273-8600.

Coming in 2018: New Medicare How Can I Detect Fraud Numbers! and Identify Errors?

To help protect your identity, Medicare is mailing new Medicare cards. Your new card will have a new Medicare Number that’s unique to you, of your Number. The Keep records of instead your health careSocial visits,Security services, and equipment provided, significant lab work, etc. Also, file copies any Medicare bills or notices insuranceMedicare companies, doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, as primary goal ofofnew cards from is to decrease well as canceled checks. to identity theft by removing the beneficiary vulnerability SSN-based from one’s Medicare cards Always reviewnumber your Medicare Summary Notice or and Part D Explanation of Benefits, and compare these replace newrecords uniqueand Medicare Number. notices towith youraown receipts to make sure they are correct. Detect mistakes or potential Here are a few simple steps you can take to detect possible fraud.

fraud in Medicare payments by tracking your medical services in a Personal Health Care Journal.

Tips to remember:

Look threestart things on your billing2018; statement: Newfor cards mailing in April all cards will be replaced by the April 2019 deadline. 1. Chargesthat for something you didn’t get card will take some time. Your card might arrive Understand mailing everyone a new Billing fortime the same thingspouse’s, twice at2.a different than your friends, or neighbors. 3. Services that were not ordered by you or your doctor

• You don’t need to take any action to get your new Medicare card.

Contact your doctor, clinic or hospital to explain the Medicare payment showing on your Medicare • The new card won’t change your Medicare coverage or benefits. Summary Notice. Don’t be shy to ask; you pay for your Medicare coverage and you want the • There’s noright! charge for your card. with the assistance you receive, contact Senior Medicare payments to be If you aren’tnew satisfied Patrol at NEI3A for help. Also, contact Iowa SMP to request a Personal Health Care Journal. Request • Gender and signature line won’t appear on new Medicare cards. your copy today at 1-800-423-2449 or email .

• Make sure your mailing address is up-to-date. If your address needs to be corrected, contact Social Security at or 1-800-772-1213. TTY: 1-800-325-0778 • Destroy your old card upon receiving your new one.

Watch out for scams

Scam artists may try to get your current Medicare Number and other personal information by contacting you about your new Medicare card. They often claim to be from Medicare and use various scams to get your Medicare Number including: • Asking you to confirm your Medicare or Social Security Number so they can send you a new card. • Telling you there’s a charge for your new card and they need to verify your personal information. • Threatening to cancel your health benefits if you don’t share your Medicare Number or other personal information. Only give personal information like your Medicare Number to doctors, insurers acting on your behalf, or trusted people in the community who work with Medicare. Don’t share your Medicare Number or other personal information with anyone who contacts you by phone, email, or by approaching you in person, unless you’ve given them permission in advance. Contact Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol with questions regarding the process of receiving your new Medicare number and card. Remember, don’t fall victim to scammers during this upcoming transition. Call Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol at 1-800-423-2449 or email

Do you have a dog that loves to run and be social, but a yard that doesn’t let them? Visit the Cedar Falls Paw Park! The park is

located on South Main Street just south of the Highway 58 overpass. The 3-acre, fenced-in park bodes hilly terrain, waste bags and disposal unit, and a doggie drinking fountain (during warm weather months). It even has a picnic shelter with tables, restrooms, and a parking lot for pet owners. Annual passes are $15/dog and valid from January 1–December 31; day passes are $2/dog. Dogs residing in Cedar Falls must be registered with the city to purchase a pass. What a great way for your k-9 to get off-leash exercise and socialize with other dogs!

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PHASE 2 UPDATE UNIVERSITY AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION The first phase of University Avenue construction wrapped up on July 31 and the new roadway is fully open. This portion of University Avenue has three roundabouts at Boulder Dr., Holiday Rd., and Waterloo Rd. Each intersection is different, so drivers are reminded to watch the signs in advance of the intersection to know which lane to use, based on their travel path. Included below are graphic representations of each of the roundabouts. They show what is painted on the pavement for each lane. Each graphic also uses pink and blue lines to show how vehicles in either lane are allowed to travel in a roundabout. The information follows the Iowa Driver’s Manual; rules for driving in a roundabout are summarized as follows: 1. Slow down as you approach a roundabout. 2. Observe roadway signs and pavement markings and choose a lane. 3. As you approach, yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. 4. Before entering the intersection, yield to vehicles already in the intersection. Look to your left for traffic circulating the roundabout. They have the right of way. Once a gap appears, merge into the roundabout. 5. Stay in your lane while in the roundabout and proceed according to the pavement markings. Do not change lanes.

Construction continues heading east from McClain Avenue. Traffic has shifted to new pavement on the south side of the road. Construction crews are working on the north side. Access to businesses on the north side remains in place and all businesses are open during construction! Please support these businesses, even if it may be more inconvenient. Maps for open routes and access as well as construction updates are available on the University Avenue project website at, along with other regular construction updates. Throughout construction access may change based on construction needs. Please drive carefully and watch for changes.

6. Use your turn signal to exit, watch for other vehicles and pedestrians.




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OCTOBER 31 6–8 pm Have a fun, safe, and happy Halloween! Fall 2017 · 9

Continues... MAIN STREET CORRIDOR STUDY The Main Street corridor is a four lane, undivided road through the center of the city. Prior to 1993, Main Street was part of Iowa Highway 58. When the new section of Highway 58 was constructed, this removed a significant amount of traffic from the Main Street corridor. The roadway, in its current condition, is wearing out and needs to be replaced. In the summer of 2016, the city began a corridor study on Main Street from 6th Street to Seerley Boulevard. The city wants to investigate changes and determine the best design alternative for the corridor. A consultant was hired to review the land use, existing traffic, forecasted traffic, crash history, safety, pedestrian and bicycle needs, and types of intersections. Two public meetings were held on September, 13, 2016, and May 23, 2017. Several alternatives were presented at these public input meetings including continue with four lanes (as it is now) or convert to three lanes, with or without a median. The signal delays at the 12th and 18th Street intersection will be evaluated to improve the traffic flow with a better signal timing plan or the introduction of roundabouts through the corridor. Finally, the Cedar Falls Bike Plan identifies Main Street as a bicycle corridor. Bicycle, pedestrian and aesthetic qualities are anticipated to create a safe, efficient, and multi-modal corridor. The next step is to start the preliminary design and survey on Main Street to develop the final recommendations to the City Council. More information on this project can be viewed on the city’s website at and selecting the “Special Roadway Corridor Projects” link under Popular Links.

CEDAR FALLS HOME LISTED ON NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES In June 2017, 501 W. 1st Street, also known as the Daniel and Margaret Wild house, was the first in Cedar Falls to receive the residential designation on the National Register of Historic Places. This Queen Anne style home was built in 1895. Not far from the Ice House Museum, Little Red School House, and Behren’s Rapp Filling Station, it’s a graceful, indelible reminder of the city’s history. This home was also nominated for a Preservation Award by the Cedar Falls Historical Society and the Cedar Falls Historic Preservation Commission. Numerous projects have been completed to restore the home. Three of those projects utilized State Historic Tax Credits, which won the Judith A. McClure Award for outstanding preservation of a residential property at this year’s Preservation Summit held in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The City of Cedar Falls congratulates Susan Card, owner of 501 W. 1st Street, for her hard work and loving care of the property. 10 · Fall 2017

Bess Streeter Aldrich (1881–1954), the last of the five nationallyknown best-selling Cedar Falls authors, will be celebrated in October. Several other events will fill out the rest of the fall. Aldrich wrote 13 novels and 200 short stories and is described as “one of the highest paid writers of the period.” Two of her novels are set in Cedar Falls: “Miss Bishop” and “Song of Years.” The first novel (set at Iowa State Teachers College) was made into the Hollywood film “Cheers for Miss Bishop,” which premiered at the Regent Theatre in 1941. Aldrich is now in the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame. More events continue through May of 2018 and will feature local authors focused on area history, autobiographical works and more.

“Song of Years” Site Tour

Sat., Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Reservations required by calling 268-4266, seats are limited. Enjoy a guided bus tour of historic sites important to the Aldrich novel “Song of Years,” the story of the settling of Cedar Falls by her ancestors. Tour embarks from 5300 S. Main St., near the round barn.

Local Authors Showcase—Michelle Hoover

Sat., Oct. 14, 9:30–11a.m., Cedar Falls Public Library Hoover is the author of the 2017 All Iowa Reads “Bottomland.” Books will be available for purchase at 9:30 a.m. prior to the presentation.

“Song of Years” Cemetery Tour

Sun., Oct. 15, 2–3:30 p.m., Hosted by Cedar Falls Historical Society at Hillside Cemetery, E. Lone Tree Rd. Key characters from “Song of Years,” Aldrich’s novel of the settling of Cedar Falls are buried here, see them come to life to share their story.

Bess Streeter Aldrich’s “The Woman Who Was Forgotten”

Mon., Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Cedar Falls Public Library This multimedia presentation and discussion will be led by Jim O’Loughlin, associate professor of languages and literature at UNI.

Film “Cheers for Miss Bishop”

Sun., Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m., Oster Regent Theatre Miss Bishop, a Midwestern woman, overcomes many challenges before she can become a college teacher. The film is based on Aldrich’s novel “Miss Bishop.”

Final Thursday Reading Series

Thurs., Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Hearst Center for the Arts Local authors are invited to share their works at an open mic, featured author Crystal Gibbons takes the stage at 8 p.m.

Local Authors Showcase—Linda Wiges

Wed., Nov. 1, 7 p.m., Cedar Falls Community Center Wiges will discuss “Revealing Character through Dialogue.

Final Thursday Reading Series

Thurs., Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Hearst Center for the Arts Local authors are invited to share their works at an open mic, featured author Brooke Wonders takes the stage at 8 p.m.

Holiday Book Fair

Thurs., Dec. 7, 5–7 p.m., University Book & Supply Local authors will have their books for sale and be available for signing, just in time for holiday giving.

Local Authors Showcase—Jim Kenyon

Wed., Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Cedar Falls Public Library Kenyon will discuss his latest book, “A Cow for College.” •

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DOWNTOWN DISTRICT “DECKS THE FALLS” Each year, Community Main Street coordinates “Deck the Falls” to prepare for Holiday Hoopla and the holiday season! During the week of Nov. 13, elves will be busy prepping Santa’s Workshop at the corner of 4th & Main St. for his arrival on Nov. 25. Fresh garland and twinkling lights will be wrapped around light poles, and holiday banners will be hung with care! It will take many cheerful elves to help decorate downtown Cedar Falls for another spectacular holiday season to put everyone in a festive mood! If you would like to help decorate, please contact the Community Main Street office at (319) 277-0213 or Holiday decorations are made possible by generous donations of sponsors, downtown merchants, citywide businesses, and individuals throughout the community. To contribute, visit the CMS website at and click the donation button. Funds will be used to support decorating and Hoopla festivities.

RECONSTRUCTED PARKING LOT OPENS DOWNTOWN The wait is over! The D parking lot located in downtown Cedar Falls east of the 100 block is now open. The reconstruction project was coordinated with the River Place Development and began in late April. In early September, the lot reopened with a total of 97 spots available to the general public. The public parking lot will be open and accessible throughout the next phase of construction, set to begin in the near future.

VISIT DOWNTOWN DURING THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOOPLA SEASON Enjoy holiday fun starting Nov. 24 with an “Operation Santa” kick-off event! How will Santa arrive this year? Experience the magic as Santa arrives on Main St., followed by fireworks, and a chance to meet Buddy the Elf and a variety of holiday characters. Events for all ages are held every Thursdays and Saturdays in the downtown district, including: a merchant open house, breakfast with winter characters, 5K fun run/walk, family movie, ice carvings, cheer contest, ugly sweater contest, and Santa’s beard contest. Holiday Hoopla has something for everyone! Throughout the entire Holiday Hoopla season, enjoy horse drawn carriage rides, letters to Santa, window scavenger hunt, toy drive, coloring contest, and Santa’s workshop! Most events are free of charge, thanks to our sponsors and volunteers! Visit our official website for more information and updates:

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VICTORIAN HOME & CARRIAGE HOUSE MUSEUM Closed January; Open February–December: Tuesday–Saturday 10 am–4 pm & Sunday 1–4 pm

“Cedar Falls Fire Rescue: 150 Years” Program Series Fire Prevention Month Open House Thursday, Oct. 12, 3:30–6:30 pm; Victorian Home Elementary students can drop off their fire safety posters, meet firefighters, see a fire truck up close, and learn about fire history. Free.

Five Alarm Chili Cook-off Saturday, Nov. 4, 11–2 pm; Woman’s Club, 304 Clay St.

Show off your chili-making skills or just attend and sample. See our website for more contest and ticket information.

Preserving the Harvest Saturday, Oct. 7, 2 pm; Victorian Home Hear Glenda Riddle, local master gardener, talk about preserving the bounty of summer and fall produce. See Victorian-era food preservation equipment in our home’s kitchen. Free.

Song of Years Cemetery Walk

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2–3:30 pm, Hillside Cemetery Historical Society actors will share the stories of the Streeter family who inspired the characters in Bess Streeter Aldrich’s novel, Song of Years. Hear excerpts from her novel and learn about the early settlers of Cedar Falls. $5.

Girl Scout Program: It’s All Fun and Games!

Saturday, Nov. 11, 9:30–11:30 am; Victorian Home Brownie Scouts are invited to come over and play and earn the Making Games badge. Play Victorian parlor games, go on a scavenger hunt, create a mystery game, and much more. Preregistration required. $9.

Primping for the Party Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 pm; Victorian Home

Discover similarities and differences between Victorian and current trends in hairstyles and cosmetics at this fun and festive event. View a mini-exhibit of Victorian hair accessories and styling tools. Free.

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304 W. SEERLEY BLVD. Cedar Falls, IA 50613 319-273-8641 | GALLERY HOURS WHERE ART HAPPENS


Monday: Tuesday & Thursday: Wednesday & Friday: Saturday & Sunday:

Closed 10 am–9 pm 10 am–5 pm 1–4 pm

Hearst Center for the Arts is part of the Department of Municipal Operations & Programs, City of Cedar Falls.

FALL ‘17

Students must reach the minimum age requirement before or during the program. Questions may be directed to the Education Coordinator.

Wednesdays, Sept. 6–Dec. 13 Messy Mornings (age 3–6 years old)

Children explore a wide variety of materials through creative and delightfully messy projects. A parent or caregiver must accompany the participating child. Younger siblings are welcome. Time: 10–11 am (No class on Nov. 22) Location: Rownd Classrooms Fee: $5/session Limit: 20 students Ask for Many Messy Morning, all 14 sessions for $65 ($60). Requests for special Messy Morning sessions for groups and friends are encouraged. Call the Education Coordinator at 319.268.5504 for more information.

Saturdays, Sept. 23–Oct. 28 “DoodleSplats”: Print, Paint, and Sketch

Explore drawing, painting, and printing skills through a variety of wildly colorful age-appropriate projects. Students’ fun, creative, and collaborative works of art are available to take home by the end of 6 weeks. Times: (Ages 10–12) 9–9:50 am (Ages 4–5) 10–10:50 am (Ages 6–9) 11–11:50 am Location: Rownd Classroom Fee: $30 ($27) Limit: 12 students

“Muddy Makers”: Ceramics

Students gain and grow in their understanding of ceramics tools and materials through guided play in clay. Each class works through exciting projects resulting in unique 3D creations. Times: (Ages 6–9) 9–9:50 am (Ages 10–12) 10–10:50 am (Ages 4–5) 11–11:50 am Location: Adams Ceramics Lab Fee: $30 ($27) + $7 clay lab fee Limit: 8 students

“Show Stoppin”: Drama, Movement, and Performance

Discover the many aspects of drama, movement, and performance through group activities and projects. Enchanting stories, characters, costumes, and more are explored according to age. The final class day is dedicated to performances in Mae Latta Hall at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 am. Time: (Ages 4–5) 9–9:50 a.m. (Ages 6–9) 10–10:50 a.m. (Ages 10–12) 11–11:50 a.m. Location: McElroy Classroom Fee: $30 ($27) Limit: 12 students 12 · Fall 2017

Tantalizing Textiles: Sew, Glue, Design (ages 8–12)

In this class you will design projects with a variety of textiles, including making your own “buddy,” designing a wall hanging & creating your own costume. No class October 14.* Time: 1–3 pm Location: Round Classrooms Instructor: Nancy Neesen Fee: $27 ($24) Limit: 12 students

Intro to Anime Drawing (ages 10–16)

Capture the action, emotion & drama of Anime characters while learning the basics of this unique style. Time: 3–5 p.m. Location: McElroy Classroom Instructor: Callie Paar Fee: $30 ($27) Limit: 12 students

YOUTH WORKSHOPS Intro to Jewelry: Pendants, Beads & Jewels (ages 5–10); Saturdays, Nov. 11, 18, 25 Learn the basics to make your own jewelry! Everything from beading your own bracelets, designing your own ceramic pendant, as well as wrapping “jewels” will be explored. Time: 1:30–3 pm Location: Rownd I Classroom Instructor: Hearst Staff Fee: $30 ($27)

Family Holiday Ornament Workshop; Dec. 3

Design unique ceramic ornaments hand-made by your whole family! Various shapes & glazes will provide for a fun holiday activity. Creates great gifts too! Participants will be able to pick up their work the next week. Time: 1:30–3:30 pm Location: Adams Ceramic Lab Instructor: Hearst Staff Fee: $10 ($8) per person

YOUTH MISCELLANEOUS Independent Study Ceramics Studio Passes Independent study includes access to clay studio, firing, and use of glazes. Clay must be purchased (in addition to the pass) from the Hearst Center at $25/25lbs. Open studio time is available when the studio is not being used for scheduled classes. For more information, stop by the front desk for a handout regarding our ceramic labs or call the Hearst at 319.273.8641.

Birthday Party Packages

Pick one of our birthday themes—Art Adventure, Garden Party (seasonal), Playing with Clay, Hawaiian Beach Party—and celebrate your big day at the Hearst Center for the Arts! Parties are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1:30–3:30 pm. Themes and art activities are designed for children ages 3–12. Cost is $140 for up to 15 participating guests; additional guests may be added at $8 each for up to 25 participating guests. At least one supervising adult for every 8 party guest is required. Call for more information and/or to set up a private birthday party package.

GIFT SHOP Find handmade artwork such as pottery, jewelry, cards, books, and more on display by local artists. For more information about the gift shop, contact Abby Haigh at 319-268-5508.

PARTICIPATE! The Hearst Center encourages everyone to participate. Full and partial scholarships are available on a case by case basis and the Hearst Center is pleased to be able to accommodate most individual’s needs. Call 319.273.8641 to discuss scholarships and/or special needs.

MEMBERSHIPS Save 10% on classes, workshops, room rentals, events, and gift shop items. Receive invitations to receptions, concerts, films, and community events. Stay up-to-date with e-mail blasts and electronic notifications. Call 319.273.8641 for more info. or to join Friends of the Hearst. Support access to the arts in the Cedar Valley!



Students ages 16+ qualify for adult classes.

Nature Photography Workshop

Tuesdays, Sept. 19–Oct. 24 Appreciate the Impressionists

In this class you will learn about the Impressionist movement of 19th Century Europe. Through lecture, paired with pictures and video, learn about the artists and styles of this era. Bring a friend and learn about this exciting movement! Time: 6–8 pm Location: Mae Latta Hall Instructor: Steven Labadessa Fee: $45 ($40.50) Limit: 15 students

Just in time for beautiful fall colors and wildlife! Learn the basic camera settings and composition that are used in nature photography. Starting each class, you will learn about camera controls and composition, the second half of the class focuses on taking photographs in the sculpture garden and in the UNI prairie area. Must have a digital camera that has manual settings (no cell phones please). Please note the camera make, model, CF card type, and any camera accessories you would like to learn about when you register. This workshop is best suited for beginner or low intermediate photography students. Bring your camera and manual to each class. Dates: Sundays, October 1, 8, 15 Time: 1:30–3:30 pm Location: McElroy Classroom Instructor: Sheri Huber-Otting Fee: $45 ($40.50)

Unless indicated, all Hearst events are free and open to the public. For more information and other events at the Hearst, visit

EXHIBITS 06 OCT–26 NOV 2017: NEXT YEAR: Original Book Illustrations by Gary Kelley 06 OCT–26 NOV 2017: Dorothea Lange’s America Joint Opening Reception: October 6 • 5:30–7 pm


Raku is finding happiness in life’s accidents, translating to ease and comfort. In raku firing, all of nature’s elements are used—earth, fire, air, and water. Take part in this exciting process; you never know what you will get! Time: 6–8 pm Location: Adams Ceramic Lab Instructor: Ceramic Lab Tech Fee: $45 ($40.50) + $25 clay Limit: 6 students

Perfect for recent high school graduates! Be a step ahead of everyone else. Have your portfolio reviewed & strengthened to be prepared for college! Students should bring at least 10 separate art pieces to show of varying mediums and an artist statement about their work. Date: Sunday, October 8 Time: 1:30–3:30 pm Location: Mae Latta Hall Instructor: Steven Labadessa Fee: $20

Thursdays, Sept. 21–Oct. 26 Intro to Drawing

Learn the basics to drawing. Experiment with form, shading, perspective, and subject matter. This class is perfect for the beginning or intermediate drawing student looking to learn new skills. Time: 6–8 pm Location: McElroy Classroom Instructor: Merle Poland Fee: $45 ($40.50) Limit: 12 students

Hand Building—Ceramics

Learn skills and techniques to create abstract and/or anatomical ceramic forms. The focus will be on the processes used to create a variety of pieces. This studio class is best suited for beginners and intermediate students although all levels are welcome. Time: 6:30–8:30 pm Location: Adams Ceramic Lab Instructor: Ceramic Lab Tech Fee: $45 ($40.50) Limit: 8 students

EVENTS Larry Baker Book Reading

National Release of his new novel, FROM A DISTANCE Oct. 19 7–9 pm

Art Journaling

This class will guide students to create their own hand-made journal; combining words and images. All skill levels are welcome. Every class is a new experience! The skills learned in this workshop can be used to make journals, guest books, sketch books, and other bodies of work. Have fun making a piece of art that can travel with you! Time: 1–3 pm Location: McElroy Classroom Instructor: Ann Reneé Lighter Fee: $45 ($40.50) Limit: 10 students

Migrant Mother

Art Portfolio Preparation

Film Series

Sponsored by Far Reach. Oct. 3 The Dust Bowl: 5 pm A Film by Ken Burns, Part 1 (2012, documentary)

Learn to Watercolor with David Prehm

Learn from the master! In this workshop, advance your water coloring skills! Learn different techniques, compositions, and styles of water color. David Prehm is a seasoned exhibitor of his works, as well as a retired teacher from New Hampton, IA. A materials list will be provided by instructor at Hearst front desk. For intermediate to advanced painters. Date: Wednesday, October 18 Time: 9 am–12 pm Location: McElroy Classroom Instructor: David Prehm Fee: $50 + materials

Linoleum Block Print Workshop

Show off your own personalized holiday cards! Learn to make your own prints by using the reduction method, in which parts of the block are carved away for the ink. The instructor will guide individuals and demonstrate how to transfer the design to the block, carve the block, and the printing process. Tools/materials are supplied. Dates: Saturdays, November 11, 18, 25 Time: 1–3 pm Location: Rownd II Classroom Instructor: Merle Poland Fee: $45 ($41.50)

Oct. 5 The Grapes of Wrath 7 pm (1940, unrated) Oct. 10 The Dust Bowl: 5 pm A Film by Ken Burns, Part 2 Oct. 12 3–5 pm O Brother, Where Art Thou 7 pm (2000,m PG-13) Oct. 17 The Dust Bowl: 5 pm A Film by Ken Burns, Part 3 Oct. 24 The Dust Bowl: 5 pm A Film by Ken Burns, Part 4 Oct. 31 Inherit the Wind (1960, unrated) 5 pm

Red Herring Theatre

Nov. 2 “Rabbit Hole” directed by Charles Stilwill, 7 pm

Final Thursday Reading Series

Open Mic Sign Up: 7 pm, Featured Author: 8 pm Oct. 26 Crystal Gibbons Nov. 30 Brooke Wonders

Bel Canto Cedar Valley Holiday Concert Dec. 10 2 pm

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524 MAIN ST. Cedar Falls, IA 50613 (319) 273-8643 M–W: 10a–9p • TH–F: 9a–6p • Sat 9a–5p • Sun 1–5p



The public library is adding guitars, a banjo, a keyboard, bongos, GoPro cameras, Versame Starlings (think “fitbit” that counts words you say to your child), canning equipment, and hotspots to our “Library of Things.” Check it out!

Join us in “reading local” on the first Wednesday of each month to hear some of our local talent talk about their writing.

Wednesday, October 4 @ 7 pm, Cedar Falls Community Center The 3rd Annual Book Club Bonanza is pleased to host special guest Garth Stein, the author of The Art of Racing in the Rain and several other New York Times bestsellers. Stein will talk about his latest projects and there will be an opportunity for Q & A. This event is open to the public! CFPL tote bags will be given away while they last.

CLEANSING THE LANDSCAPE: REMOVING HISTORIC MONUMENTS Wednesday, October 11 @ 6:30 pm, Large Meeting Room Join UNI Professor of History, Thomas Connors, for a fascinating glimpse at an historical landscape rapidly receding from the public’s view. The program will touch on the current controversy but will also place the removal of historical monuments in a broader context. Question and answer session follows, along with refreshments.

ALL IOWA READS Saturday, October 14 @ 10 am (Doors open at 9:30 am), Meeting Room Michelle Hoover, author of the “2017 All Iowa Reads” Bottomland, will be doing a book talk and signing. Books will be only available for sale before the talk.

WRITERS OF THE CEDAR VALLEY Sundays, October 15; November 5, 12, 19, 26; and December 17 from 1–4 pm Writers and aspiring writers of all genres age 12+ are invited to join the Writers of the Cedar Valley. Every meeting includes an hour of quiet writing time, an hour of one-on-one or small group feedback and critique, and an hour of group discussion or guest presentations on writing-related topics. No registration is required; simply stop by to join the fun. Snacks and coffee provided.

CULTURAL LITERACY: ENABLING ACTS, A DISCUSSION ON THE ADA Wednesday, October 25, 7–8 pm, Meeting Room Join Kelly Gibbs from UNI Student Disability Services and other guests to discuss Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of how the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights by Lennard J. Davis. It is not a requirement to read the book ahead of time to participate in the discussion. The library will have a limited number of copies available for check out during October. Please stop by the Service Desk to check out a copy. Our Cultural Literacy series will go on hiatus for November and December—continuing in January 2018. 14 · Fall 2017

Wednesday, November 1 @ 7 pm, CFPL Meeting Room Linda Wiges will kick off the library’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) events with a presentation, “Revealing Character Through Dialogue.” Wiges is the author of Happy Dreams, Give Me Glory, and Worth the Weight.

James Kenyon

December 6 @ 7 pm, Meeting Room James Kenyon will discuss his latest title, A Cow for College, and how his life experiences have made for rich writing material. Books will be available for purchase following the presentation

NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH (NANOWRIMO) EVENTS Wednesday, November 1 @ 7 pm: Kick Off Presentation, Meeting Room Sundays, November 5, 12, 19, 26, from 1–4 pm, Meeting Room Saturday, November 18, from 5–10 pm: Night of Writing Dangerously, Community Center Stop by these open write-ins for quiet writing time and snacks! Join us for a Kick Off Presentation with Linda Wiges, presenting “Revealing Character Through Dialogue.” We will again host a “Night of Writing Dangerously” party with fancy snacks and a prize for “best dressed.” Can you write 50,000 words in a month? You bet!

LITCON 2017 Saturday, November 11, from 9 am–4 pm Keep an eye out for our final schedule—so far special events will include costume contests for youth, teens, and adults (in the Meeting Room, prizes awarded immediately following), D&D campaigns, crafts, themed storytime, PS4 Virtual Reality demos, photo booth, balloon animals, and some special appearances. And we’re bringing back our popular Vendor Lounge in the Community Center!

Art by Grace Boezinger, 9th grader—Holmes Jr. High


Linda Wiges

This year we will have several events leading up to LitCon 2017, including a D&D Workshop, themed trivia nights, Franken-toy and Franken-book contests, and a fan-fic flash-fic contest. Check our website for the latest information and contest details. Join us Thursday nights in October for one of our pre-LitCon events— Themed Trivia! This takes place after-hours; please arrive by 6 pm and make your way to the Meeting Room. Trivia consists of three rounds— ten minutes each—with a five minute break between rounds. Teams can have one to five members. Trivia questions are geared towards those ages 12 and older, although younger participants are welcome with supervision. Costumes are encouraged! NO registration required. The winning team will choose a prize from our Prize Chest. October 5: Harry Potter Trivia October 19: Superhero Trivia

October 12: Star Wars Trivia October 26: Disney Trivia

For more information about Library events visit Registration is available at the Library’s website or by calling (319) 273-8643. All events sponsored by the Friends of the Cedar Falls Public Library, the Cedar Falls Community Foundation’s Robert and Shirley Berg Fund, and Kathryn Ray Fund.



Wednesday, November 15 @ 6 pm, Large Meeting Room

Children ages preschool–6th grade and their families are invited to come and decorate a gingerbread person.

The CFPL November Noir Series presents a feature-length showing of Force of Evil (1949). With commentary by Dr. Grant Tracey—Professor of Film Studies, Creative Writing, and Popular Culture at UNI. Join us for the film, discussion, and refreshments.


Sunday, December 3, from 2–3:30 pm

21 DAYS OF TREE TRIM December 4–22 Different winter-themed crafts will be available to children.

Discussion is open to all, no registration required. Check the library’s website for schedule and titles. Multiple copies of discussion books available in the Book Discussion collection.

There will be no storytimes the week of December 24–January 1. Storytimes resume Tuesday, January 2.



Wednesday, October 4 @ 3 pm & 6 pm

The youth department has book clubs for children in 3rd–6th grade. For information, call (319) 859-3282.

Join us for a screening of the best short films from this year’s New York International Children’s Film Festival. Popcorn and juice will be served. For all ages.


Fridays, October 6 & December 1 @ 4:30 pm, Youth Department

The youth department has an after-school club for school-aged children on Wednesdays at 3 pm. Some events require registration. To see the schedule visit



Fridays, October 6 & 20

The Community Center is available for rentals on weekday evenings and weekends. Call (319) 268-5540 for rental information.


Teen Night is a night of supervised, super FUN activities for teens in 7–12th grade while the library is CLOSED! Nerf wars? Games? Open mic night? Who knows?!?! Teens must arrive before the library closes at 6 pm in order to participate. Snacks provided; no registration is required for this FREE event!

COLORING ANONYMOUS Tuesdays, October 10, November 7, December 12, from 5:30–7:30 pm; Saturday, October 21, November 18, December 23, from 2–4 pm Join us in the Meeting Room for a relaxed coloring experience! All coloring pages and supplies are provided.

AFTER-HOURS SPECIAL ACCESS BROWSING Thursday, November 2, from 6–7 pm On this evening the library will be open one hour later for individuals with autism and their families to enjoy the library together in a neutral environment. The children’s area will feature a shadow puppet show by storyteller Darrin Crow, a therapy dog, and sensory toys will be available. The library will use lower lighting to accommodate those with light sensitivity. The library is closed to the general public during this hour.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES—COFFEE, MUSIC, BINGO, EXERCISE, & CARDS Monday–Friday from 8am–3pm, hosted by NEI3A; No or low cost to participants 60+ A full schedule is available at or call (319) 277-1900. The center is a NEI3A meal site.

CARD CLUB HAS EXPANDED! Tuesday AND Fridays afternoons @ 12:30 pm

DOMINOS CLUB Tuesday afternoons @ 12:30 pm

STEPS TO BETTER BALANCE & FALL PREVENTION In addition to free exercise sessions offered by NEI3A, instructor Nikkie Carrion is offering this class on balance and fall prevention. The class is six weeks and begins Monday, October 2. Cost is $40 and includes “Fitting in Fitness In: Using Cues to Action” DVD. Call (800) 481-7449, ext. 101 for registration info. Fall 2017 · 15

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HIT & KICK Mon, Wed 5:30–6:20pm

2017 COED BASKETBALL: KINDERGARTEN Begins: October 28 Day/time: Saturdays @ 9am & 10am Location: Cedar Falls Recreation Center Fee: $30 ($35 after October 22) This 6 session program will teach boys and girls the fundamentals and basic skills of basketball in a fun, organized, and non-competitive atmosphere. *Sponsored by Amvets Post 49

POWERHOUSE Tues, Thurs 5:30–6:20pm BARRE Mon, Wed, Fri 10–10:50am; Tues, Thurs 5–5:25pm

OUR CHECK OUT T A NEW LOOK OM/ ARFALLS.C D E .C W W W N RECREATIO ADULT EXERCISE— FITNESS PASS The Cedar Falls Recreation Center offers one or four month fitness passes permitting your unlimited access to any fitness class that does not require pre-registration. A recreation facility membership is not needed to purchase a fitness pass. Fitness passes are half price for Rec Center members. Several classes are pre-registered and you must sign up at the front desk—these classes are an additional cost and it is noted on the description. A fitness pass is not required to sign up for these classes. Session 3


4 month pass 1 month pass

$96 $35

($48 members) ($30 members)

(Cannot run into the next month)

One time class tryout


WINTER WEATHER: Regardless of Cedar Falls Schools weather delays or cancellations all Rec Center fitness classes will be offered and held as scheduled.

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BODY BLAST Mon, Wed, Fri 5–6:05am; Mon, Wed, Fri 9–9:50am; Tues, Thurs 10–10:30am; Expert Class Mon, Wed 4:30–5:20pm LOW IMPACT AEROBICS Mon, Wed, Fri 8am YOGA/PILATES STRETCH YOGA Tues, Thurs 8am SPORTS YOGA Mon, Wed, Fri 9am; Mon, Wed 5:30pm PILATES Tues, Thurs 5:30–6am CHISEL Mon, Wed 5–5:30pm; Sat 9:15am; Tues, Thurs 9am; Tues, Thurs 6–6:30am TRX TRAINED Tues, Thurs 4:30–5:20pm CYCLING First come first serve. Tues, Thurs 5:15am; Tues, Thurs 9am; Mon, Wed 4:30pm; Mon, Wed 5:30; Tues, Thurs 5:30pm; Sat 8:30am; Sat 9:30am ZUMBA® Sun 4pm; Mon, Wed 10am SIMPLY STRETCH Wed 11–11:30am PRE-REGISTERED CLASSES 1/2 PRICE WITH A MEMBERSHIP OR FITNESS PASS: ROCK ON! Extreme class for extreme results! Classes include cycling, core work, boot camp, strength, and kick boxing. Mon, Wed, Fri 5:15am $52/month CIRCUIT WEIGHT CLASSES Tues, Thurs 4:30pm $28/month CARDIO-CYCLING CLASS Mon, Wed, Fri 8am $42/month


2018 COED BASKETBALL: 1ST & 2ND GRADE Begins: January 13 Day/time: Saturdays @ 11am Location: Cedar Falls Recreation Center Fee: $30 ($35 after January 7) This 6 session program will teach the fundamentals and basic skills of basketball in a fun, organized, and non-competitive atmosphere. *Sponsored by 1st National Bank 2017 GIRLS BASKETBALL: 1ST & 2ND GRADE Begins: October 28 Day/time: Saturdays @ 11am Location: Cedar Falls Recreation Center Fee: $30 ($35 after October 22) This 6 session program will teach the fundamentals and basic skills of basketball in a fun, organized, and non-competitive atmosphere. *Sponsored by 1st National Bank 2018 BOYS BASKETBALL: 1ST & 2ND GRADE Begins: January 13 Day/time: Saturdays @ 9am & 10am Location: Cedar Falls Recreation Center Fee: $30 ($35.00 after January 7) This 6 session program will teach the fundamentals and basic skills of basketball in a fun, organized and non-competitive atmosphere. *Sponsored by 1st National Bank

2018 GIRLS BASKETBALL: 3RD & 4TH GRADE Begins: January 13 Day/time: Saturdays @ 9–10:25am Location: Lincoln Elementary Fee: $35 ($40 after January 7) This 6 session program is designed to give girls the opportunity to play, learn, and enjoy the game of basketball in an energetic and organized atmosphere. *Sponsored by Cedar Falls Lions Club 2017 BOYS BASKETBALL: 3RD & 4TH GRADE Begins: October 28 Day/time: Saturdays @ 9am or 10:30am Location: Lincoln Elementary Fee: $35 ($40 after October 22) This 6 session program is designed to give boys the opportunity to play, learn, and enjoy the game of basketball in an energetic and organized atmosphere. *Sponsored by Cedar Falls Lions Club 2018 GIRLS BASKETBALL: 4TH, 5TH & 6TH GRADE Begins: January 13 Day/time: Saturday @ 10:30–11:55am Location: Lincoln Elementary Fee: $35 ($40 after January 7) This league will provide players with an opportunity to learn and further their basketball skills through team practices and organized games. *Sponsored by Cedar Falls Rough Risers Kiwanis Club 2018 BOYS BASKETBALL: 5TH & 6TH GRADE Begins: Tuesday, January 16 Practices: Monday & Tuesday 4–5pm Games: Start late January and played Thursday nights between 7–9pm Location: Various CF Schools (Players Divided by School) Fee: $40 ($45 after January 10) This league will provide players with an opportunity to learn and further their basketball skills through team practices and organized games. *Sponsored by Martin Brothers Distributing

TUMBLE AND MOVE WITH US! AGE 3–KINDERGARTEN Children MUST be 3 years old prior to start of program, no exceptions. Children must be out of diapers, potty trained, and follow directions. Session I Begins: October 7 (for 6 weeks) Session II Begins: January 13 (for 6 weeks) Day: Saturdays Times: Ages 3–5: 10am; Age 4–K: 11am Location: Cedar Falls Recreation Center Fee: $32 (Registration available at the Rec Center or online) Class will teach your child rolling, moving, and dancing! We ask parents to refrain from being in the room; the children benefit from having no distractions.

HOME SCHOOL FITNESS STUDENTS 1–6 GRADE Session 2: October 30–December 7 (no class November 23) Days: Monday & Thursday Times: 11–11:45am Fee: $35/session for Rec members; $40/session for Non-Rec members This is a high energy, boot camp style youth fitness class with a lot of variety including strength and cardio. Classes are instructed by nationally certified personal trainers.

INDOOR PARK Indoor Park is a drop-in program in which parents of preschool age children have the opportunity to bring their children to the Recreation Center Gym where toys and play equipment will be available to the children providing a safe controlled climate park environment during the winter months. Age: Parents and preschool age children only. (No older siblings allowed in the gym during Indoor Park.) Session I: October 3–December 21 Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 9am–2pm Fee: Daily Rate $3/children 9 months+; Session Fee $40 This program meets only when CF Public Schools are in session. In the event of a school holiday, scheduled day off, or weather related cancellation, Indoor Park will not be held. If you have a day in question, please call the Rec Center at (319) 273-8636.

DID SOMEONE SAY PICKLE BALL? Pickleball, America’s fastest growing sport, is a game that’s a cross between tennis, badminton, and ping pong; it’s just plain fun for everyone, no matter their age. The game can be played indoors and out. There are several marked outdoor courts in Cedar Falls and at the Cedar Falls Rec Center. The Cedar Falls Pickleball Club is 150 members strong and growing…we’d like you to join us! All those from beginners to skilled are welcome. To learn more, visit the CF Pickleball Club website at PICKLE ON!

SKATE PARK TEMPORARILY CLOSING The Cedar Falls skate park will be closed beginning in December due to construction of a sanitary sewer trunk line. Phase II of the Dry Run Creek Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project is set to begin this winter and will impact the area of the skate park. All park features will be removed and stored until the project is complete. The park is anticipated to reopen at its current location in June 2018.

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LAP SWIM (16 years +)



AQUA TRIM (Note time change.)

Sunday 6–6:50pm Tuesday/Thursday 6:15–7pm*; 8:55–9:50pm

Session III: November 15–December 18 Monday & Wednesday, 6:15–7pm

Session II: October 9–November 8 Monday & Wednesday, 6:45–7:30pm

HOLMES POOL 505 Holmes Dr. 319-553-3012 Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday 7–8:45pm Sunday 1–3:45 pm

*NO Lap Swim August 24–November 6 from 6:15–7pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays

PEET POOL 525 E. Seerley Blvd. 319-553-3011 Saturday

1–3:45 pm

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 5:45–7:30am





$75 / $25 $95 / $25 $150 / $50

$80 $100 $140

Youth/Senior Adult Family

Location: Holmes Pool Fee: $32

Infant (2 & Under) $3 Youth 3–Adult $4

DEEP WATER AQUA TRIM Session II: October 9–November 8 Monday & Wednesday, 7:30–8:15pm Session III: November 15–December 18 Monday & Wednesday, 7–7:45pm Location: Holmes Pool Fee: $32

POOL RENTAL Public pools are available throughout the school year on most Saturday and Sunday evenings after 4pm for private parties. Reservations are recommended two weeks in advance and dependent on availability; rates are as follows: $60/hr for parties up to 75 people $75/hr for parties over 75 people For reservations, call Chris Schoentag at (319) 273-8636 or email

BIRTHDAY PARTIES All party dates and times are based on availability. Reservations are recommended at least several weeks in advance. Once your date is booked, you will have 48 hours to pay the full fee amount. For questions or to book a party call the Rec Center at (319) 273-8636 or email:

Themed Party Birthday Party

For kids ages 4–12. Number of guests vary depending on theme. $135 (Includes: cake, punch, paper products, supervisor to lead party) Pizza add-on: 3 Large 1-topping pizzas for $25

Standard Party

For kids ages 7–12 with up to 20 guests. $115 (Includes: cake, punch, two hour available time slot including the Multi-Purpose Room and FitGym. Supervisor NOT included in party.) Pizza add-on: 3 Large 1-topping pizzas for $25

Times Available:

Saturdays: 1–2:30pm or 3–4:30pm Sundays: 1–2:30pm 18 · Fall 2017

SCUBA & SNORKELING 12–2pm on the second Sunday of each month at Peet Pool

Discover Snorkeling

$27/day + admission Introductory snorkeling class designed to teach necessary skills for a safe and enjoyable experience in the underwater world. Equipment is provided. Reservations made by calling Scuba Too at (319) 268-4201.

Scuba Sunday

$10, payable in advance to Scuba Too For anyone eight years or older wishing to use their own equipment to practice scuba skills. Equipment rental and class reservation made by calling Scuba Too at (319) 268-4201.

Scuba Tune Up

$57, payable in advance to Scuba Too This class is designed to review and update your Scuba knowledge and skills. Must have proof of certification as a scuba diver. Reservations made by calling Scuba Too at (319) 268-4201.

Discover Scuba

$42 (includes equipment), payable in advance to Scuba Too Let our instructor introduce you to scuba diving in a safe, controlled environment. You must be at least 8 years old and complete/sign a Discover Scuba statement. Reservations made by calling Scuba Too at (319) 268-4201.


9/30–15 Superheroes Lampost Theatre, 204 W. Seerley Blvd. Fri & Sat 7pm; Sun 2pm 277-8034 3–6 Waverly Horse Sale Waverly Sales Inc., 2212 5th Ave NW, Waverly 352-2804 4–6 Halloween Hikes River Hills School, 2700 Grand Blvd. 277-2187 6–7:30pm 5 Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7pm 877-549-7469 6–7; 13–14; 20–21; 27–28; 31 Panic Park Rotary Reserve, 5932 N Union Rd. 7–11pm 6 Spotlight Series: UNI Jazz Band One and Jazz Panthers UNI Campus, Bengtson Auditorium— Russell Hall 7:30pm 273-2028 6–8;12–15 20th Century Oster Regent Theatre, 103 Main St. 7:30pm; 277-5283 Sun 2pm 6 Girls’ Night Out Downtown Cedar Falls 277-0213 5–9pm 6 Lily Tomlin *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7pm 877-549-7469 6–7; 13–14 A Wrinkle in Time Hope Martin Theatre, 225 Commercial St, Wloo. Fri 7pm; Sat 2pm 291-4494 7 Pink Ribbon Run Cedar Falls Public Library, 524 Main St. 277-0213 8am 7 UNI Football vs Western Illinois (Homecoming) UNI-Dome, 2501 Hudson Rd 4pm 273-4849 12–13 Spotlight Series: UNI Fall Opera Performance UNI Campus, Bengtson Auditorium—Russell Hall 273-2028 7:30pm


13 The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7pm 877-549-7469 13–14 Cedar Falls Woman’s Club Annual Rummage & Bake Sale 304 Clay St. Fri 4–8pm; Sat 8am–2pm 266-1431 14 Cedar Valley Fall Endurance Festival The Runner’s Flat 7am 120 Main St. 277-1154 14 Spoken 4 & Larry DeLawder as Barney Fife (Branson Style) Riverview Conference Center 439 N. Division St. 268-0787 7pm 14 Saturday Fun Day Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 987-2537 11am–4pm 15 Song of Years Cemetery Walk Hillside Cemetery, E. Lone Tree Rd. 2pm 266-5149 16 Bess Streeter Aldrich’s The Woman Who was Forgotten Cedar Falls Public Library, 268-4266 524 Main St. 7pm 17 UNI Women’s Chorus & Varsity Men’s Glee Club *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 273-2028 7:30pm 19 Spotlight Series Concert: Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 273-2028 7:30pm 19–22; 26–29 The Aliens UNI Strayer Wood Theatre, 257 W 27th St. 7:30pm; 273-2149 Sun 2pm 19 The Kramers Riverview Conference Center, 439 N Division St. 268-0787 7pm 20 The Simon & Garfunkel Story *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7pm 877-549-7469

21 Saturday Fun Day Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 987-2537 11am–4pm 21 Mark Lowry Riverview Conference Center, 439 N Division St. 268-0787 7pm 22 Film: Cheers for Miss Bishop—Part of the Cedar Falls Authors Festival Oster Regent Theatre, 103 E Main St. 277-5283 4:30pm 26 Final Thursday Reading Series—Crystal Gibbons Hearst Center, 304 W Seerley Blvd. 7:15pm 273-8641 28 Western Home Craft Show & Sale Windridge, 5311 Hyacinth Dr. 9am

28 Saturday Fun Day & Hallowild Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 11am–4pm 987-2537 28–29 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals UNI-Dome, 2501 Hudson Rd. 9am 28 Witches Walk Downtown Cedar Falls 277-0213 10am–5pm 29 wcfsymphony concert: Gary Kelley’s Nachtmusik *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 273-3373 4pm 29 Vintage Hitchcock Oster Regent Theatre, 103 Main St. 7:30pm; 277-5283 Sun 2pm 30 Halloween Hoopla! *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 273-2028 7:30pm 31 Trick or Treat Downtown. Downtown Cedar Falls. 277-0213 3:30–5pm 31 Citywide Trick-or-Treat 6–8pm


24 Holiday Hoopla Kick-Off Downtown Cedar Falls 277-0213 6–8pm

5 Spotlight Series: UNI Holiday Concert *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7:30pm 273-4849

4 Five Alarm Chili Cook-Off Cedar Falls Woman’s Club, 304 Clay St. 11am–2pm 266-5149

25 Small Business Saturday Downtown Cedar Falls 277-0213 10am–5pm

7 UNI Men’s Basketball vs UT Arlington McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 273-4849

4 UNI Football vs South Dakota UNI-Dome, 2501 Hudson Rd. 1pm 273-4849

25 Winter Wonder’Loo & Small Biz Saturday Downtown Wloo. 291-2038 3pm

7 Jingle & Mingle on Main Downtown Cedar Falls 277-0213 5–8pm

4 Dirty Dancing *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 2&7:30pm 877-549-7469 5 UNI Men’s Basketball vs North CarolinaPembroke McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 273-4849 9–11; 16,17 IAHSAA State Semi-Final & Final Football Playoffs UNI-Dome, 2401 Hudson Rd. 273-4849 10–12; 16–19 The Trip to Bountiful Hope Martin Theatre, 225 Commercial St, Wloo. 7pm; Sun 2pm 291-4494 10 UNI Women’s Basketball vs IUPUI McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 7pm 273-4849 11 wcfsymphony concert: Serenades Brown Derby Ballroom, 618 Sycamore St, W’loo 5 & 8:30pm 273-3373

2 Spotlight Series: Concert Chorale and UNI Singers *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 273-2028 7:30pm

27 Cedar Valley Christmas *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 234-2839 6:30pm 29–Dec 3 Mother Courage and Her Children UNI Strayer Wood Theatre, 257 W 27th 7:30pm; 273-2149 Sun 2pm 29 UNI Men’s Basketball vs UNLV McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 273-4849 30 Final Thursday Reading Series—Brook Wonders Hearst Center, 304 W Seerley Blvd. 7:15pm 273-8641


13 UNI Men’s Basketball vs Alcorn State McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 273-4849 14 UNI Women’s Basketball vs Iowa State McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 273-4849 7pm 15 UNI Men’s Basketball vs Wartburg. McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 273-4849 16–18 Holiday Shop Hop/ Downtown Ingredients Downtown Cedar Falls. 277-0213 10am

18 UNI Men’s Basketball vs Chicago State McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 273-4849 18 UNI Football vs Indiana State (Senior Day) UNI-Dome, 2401 Hudson Rd. 4pm 273-4849

6510 HUDSON RD. Cedar Falls, IA 50613 (319) 268-4266 • (800) 845-1955

8–10;15–17 The Best Christmas Pageant Hope Martin Theatre, 225 Commercial St, Wloo. Fri 7pm; Sat & Sun 2pm 291-4494 9 Santa Snow Shuffle 5K Fun Run/Walk 8am State & 2nd Sts. 277-0213 9–10 Winter Wonderland. Hick’s Place, 6658 Pashby Rd. 12:30–4pm 504-2883 10 Cedar Valley Chamber Music: Bel Canto Holiday Concert Hearst Center, 304 W Seerley Blvd. 2pm 273-8641 10 UNI Men’s Basketball vs Dubuque McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 273-4849 10 UNI Women’s Basketball vs Wisconsin Parkside McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 2pm 273-4849

12–19 Festival of Trees *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St, Cedar Falls 268-3161

17–19 Minnesota Ballet Presents The Nutcracker *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St, Cedar Falls Fri 7pm; 273-4849 Sat. & Sun 3pm

21 Fall Family Fun Day Downtown Cedar Falls 277-0213 1–4pm 21 UNI Football vs Youngstown State (Family Weekend) UNI-Dome 2501 Hudson Rd. 1pm 273-4849

2 Red Herring Theatre Collective Hearst Center, 304 W Seerley Blvd. 7pm 273-8641

10 wcfsymphony concert: The Snowman *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 4pm 273-4849 1–3;8–10 Winter Wonderettes Oster Regent Theatre, 103 Main St. 7:30pm; 277-5283 Sun 2pm 1–2 UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club Christmas Variety Show *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. Fri 7:30pm; Sat 2:30 & 7:30pm 273-4849 2 Breakfast with Santa Cedar Falls Community Center, 528 Main St. 277-0213 8–11am 2 Holiday Celebration John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, 500 Westfield Ave, Waterloo 9am–1pm 3 Christmas Celebration— UNI Women’s Chorus 304 Clay St. 266-1431 2–4pm

3 Straight No Chaser Songs of Christmas *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7pm 273-4849

11 UNI New Horizons Band Concert *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7:30pm 273-2028 14 Hoopla Cheers. Downtown Cedar Falls 277-0213 6–9pm 16 UNI Fall Commencement McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 273-2112 11am 16 Movie Magic Oster Regent Theatre, 103 Main St. 10am 277-5283 17 A Celtic Family Christmas *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 877-549-7469 2pm 17 UNI Women’s Basketball vs Iowa McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 2pm 273-4849 21 Baby It’s Cold Outside Downtown Cedar Falls, 277-0213 6–8pm 22 UNI Men’s Basketball vs Xavier McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 273-4849

FOR UNI GAMES VISIT *GBPAC: Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. All times and dates subject to change.

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City Council, Council Chambers Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Duke Young Room Library Board of Trustees, Library School Board, Council Chambers Housing Commission, City Hall Conference Room Utilities Board of Trustees, 2nd Floor Board Room Historic Preservation Commission, Duke Young Room Planning & Zoning Commission, Council Chambers Parks & Recreation Commission, Rec Center City Council, Council Chambers Human Rights Commission, Duke Young Room Visitors & Tourism Board, Visitors Center School Board, Council Chambers Board of Adjustment, Duke Young Room Art & Culture Board, Hearst Center for the Arts Planning & Zoning Commission, Council Chambers

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Library Board of Trustees, Library City Council, Council Chambers Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Duke Young Room Community Center & Senior Services Board, Cedar Falls Community Center Utilities Board of Trustees, 2nd Floor Board Room Historic Preservation Commission, Duke Young Room Planning & Zoning Commission, Council Chambers Health Trust Fund Board, Duke Young Room Parks & Recreation Commission, Rec Center School Board, Council Chambers Housing Commission, City Hall Conference Room Visitors & Tourism Board, Visitors Center City Council, Council Chambers Human Rights Commission, Duke Young Room Planning & Zoning Commission, Council Chambers Art & Culture Board, Hearst Center for the Arts School Board, Council Chambers Board of Adjustment, Duke Young Room

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City Council, Council Chambers Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Duke Young Room Library Board of Trustees, Library School Board, Council Chambers Housing Commission, City Hall Conference Room Utilities Board of Trustees, 2nd Floor Board Room Historic Preservation Commission, Duke Young Room Planning & Zoning Commission, Council Chambers Health Trust Fund Board, Duke Young Room Parks & Recreation Commission, Rec Center City Council, Council Chambers Human Rights Commission, Duke Young Room Board of Adjustment, Duke Young Room Visitors & Tourism Board, Visitors Center Art & Culture Board, Hearst Center for the Arts Planning & Zoning Commission, Council Chambers

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City of Cedar Falls 220 Clay Street Cedar Falls, IA 50613

NOVEMBER 14-19, 2017 NOVEMBER 14

NOVEMBER Festival at Night

5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 14-19, 2017


5:00a.m. p.m.toto11:30 7:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. Festival atthe Night “Unwrap Magic” Christmas Brunch & Program NOVEMBER 15 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “Unwrap the Magic” NOVEMBER 16 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Christmas Brunch & Program Celebrating Service: Veterans’ Holiday Breakfast & Program NOVEMBER 16 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Celebrating Service: NOVEMBER 16 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Veterans’ Games in Holiday the TreesBreakfast & Program


12:30 11:00 p.m. a.m. to 4:30 2:00 p.m. Games in “Magic onthe theTrees Runway” Fashion Show & Luncheon NOVEMBER 17 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. “Magic on the18 Runway” 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. NOVEMBER Fashion Show & Luncheon Mrs. Claus Kitchen Bake Sale


9:00a.m. a.m.toto12:00 1:00 p.m. 10:00 Mrs. Claus Kitchen Bake Sale Santa’s Workshop


Santa’sBear Workshop Teddy Tea

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Gallery of Trees and Exhibits can be NOVEMBER 19 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. viewed November 15–19 at the Teddy Bear Tea Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Gallery of Trees and Exhibits can be Log onto viewed November 15–19 at the for more information and Arts online Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Center. registration for events. Log onto for more information and online registration for events.

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