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Fall Yard Waste Disposal The leaves are starting to fall and the urge to begin cleaning up lawns and preparing gardens for the winter season is upon us. The City of Cedar Falls provides several options to assist with the collection and disposal of fall yard waste. Home composting is encouraged for those who are fortunate enough to have the necessary space. For those who do not have the means to home compost, the following options will be provided: ■ Cedar Falls yard waste carts will be picked up free of charge on Mondays during the month of October and November. Carts will be collected as often as possible from November 1st through November 12th, 2010. ■ Biodegradable paper yard waste bags will be picked up curbside during the weeks of November 1 12, 2010. Yard waste bags can be purchased at the Transfer Station for $0.50 per bag. Biodegradable paper bags purchased from area retailers are also acceptable. ■ The Transfer Station accepts yard waste on a daily basis. Yard waste will be accepted free of charge during the month of October and November.
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the Seasonal Compost Facility for the disposal of yard waste. This site is conveniently located north of the river and across the railroad tracks on East Main Street. Materials processed at this site are recycled for public use as well as for various parks and public works projects. Those who use yard waste carts are reminded not to overload their carts. The weight limit is 250 pounds. Please do not put dirt, sod, or ashes in the yard waste carts. Remember to place your yard waste cart at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection. Yard waste collection goes to a call-in basis beginning December 1, 2010 through April 1, 2011; the fee for this is $7.00 each time the yard waste cart is emptied. Yard waste bags are to be used as a supplemental collection method during the “free” collection period only. Bags will not be collected any time other than the designated free collection period. The weight limit for paper biodegradable bags is 50 pounds. Operating hours for the Transfer Station are 7 am – 6 pm Monday thru Friday, and Saturday, 8 am – 3 pm Questions regarding the options for the spring yard waste collection may be directed to the Cedar Falls Public Works Department at 273-8629.
Leaf Vacuum Service Cedar Falls residents have the option to utilize a “Call-In” Leaf Vacuum Service. This service is offered during the months of October and November. Residents who are interested in this disposal option should pile their leaves directly behind the curb between the street and sidewalk for collection. Residents must then call the Public Works Department at 273-8629 to request the vacuum service. The cost for this service will be $50 per visit.
Seasonal Compost Facility This facility is open during the months of October and November for residents to dispose of yard waste and tree trimmings. Hours for the facility are Monday thru Friday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, and Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 p.m.
Safety City 2010 Once again, the Cedar Falls Police Department has partnered with the Target Distribution Center to host the 42nd annual “Safety City”. Safety City has been an annual event since 1968. Kindergarten students from Cedar Falls Community Schools, St. Patrick’s Catholic School and Malcolm Price Laboratory School attended, totaling approximately 500 students. ® Students learned about fire safety, the proper way to call 911, first aid, stranger danger, and electrical safety. Target team members were also on hand to complete a child ID kit for students attending the event. The Safety City program and related materials are made possible through a generous grant from The Target Corporation, as well as contributions, commitment and support from the local Target organizations, Cedar Falls Police Department, Cedar Falls Fire Rescue, Black Hawk County Consolidated Dispatch Center, Wheaton Franciscan Hospitals, and Cedar Falls Utilities.
City seeks volunteers for Board and Commission Appointments Are you looking for a way to become more involved in City government? Consider serving on one of the many City boards and commissions. A bill passed by State government in 2009 requires cities of more than 1,000 to have an equal number of men and women on boards and commissions by the year 2012. The City is actively seeking to achieve gender balance on each board and would like to cultivate a pool of applicants to choose from as commissioners resign, move from the city, or terms expire. More information about boards/ commissions, as well as applications, are available at www.cedarfalls.com or at the Cedar Falls City Hall, Dept. of Administrative Services, 220 Clay Street.
Peter Melendy Awards
“Click It or Ticket” Seat Belts, It’s All About Your Safety It is hard not to see or hear information about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s campaign to increase public awareness of the benefits of vehicle occupant restraints. It also draws attention to the consequences of not wearing them; either through a citation and fine, or possible injuries and/or death. The statistics supporting the usage of seat belts and child restraint systems in Iowa are captured in “Life Toll”. The “Life Toll” number is those persons who have escaped serious injury or death because they were buckled up at the time of the crash as determined by the investigating officer. The year to date number is 110 people and the total number since mandatory seat belt laws went into effect in Iowa is 6,321 people saved. The Cedar Falls Police Department is interested in your safety and will be enforcing the seat belt and child restraint laws. There was a legislative increase of most traffic related fines effective July 1, 2010. For front seat passengers the current citation cost for a seat belt violation is $127.50. In addition, for rear seat passengers under the age of 18, the fine is $195 for each violation. If the rear seat passenger is under 14, the driver of the vehicle will receive the citation. If the person is 14, up to but not including 18, that passenger will receive the citation. It all comes down to you. Take the time to make sure everyone is buckled up for safety in your vehicle. It’s the law. 2 | Fall 2010 CedarFalls.com
The Cedar Falls Civic Foundation is announcing the first annual Peter Melendy Distinguished Community Contribution Awards to be presented in the late spring of 2011. Nominees will be considered on the basis of their voluntary community contributions that have enhanced, improved, or positively affected the overall quality of life in Cedar Falls. Up to two awards will be presented each year including one posthumous award. Peter Melendy became a resident of Cedar Falls in 1859 at the age of 36. By living fully and energetically he contributed much to the cultural life and economic development of Cedar Falls. The Peter Melendy Awards are open to all Cedar Falls residents who reflect the example set by Peter Melendy. The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2011. For more information and nomination materials, write the Cedar Falls Civic Foundation, 524 Main Street, P.O. Box 546, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 or call Judi Cutler at 859-3289.
Snow Emergency As winter is quickly approaching, it is the season that often presents hazardous conditions that are inconvenient and frustrating for everyone. evveryo erryone yo one. ne e. TThis year the Th Public Works Pu P ub bll Department will D ep e pa emp mp emphasize the us use of an e nh n ha enhanced Snow Emergency Or O rdi dn Ordinance in an e ffffo orrt to improve effort ef e ffiicciie ff e efficiency during plowing o pera pe a operations. Each sst tre reet e designated street ass a p a r priority snow rroute ou o u utt has been m arke ar ed with signs marked di d is displaying the words “Emergency Snow Route”. When a snow emergency is declared, it becomes unlawful to park or block traffic on any of the designated priority one or priority snow removal routes. Typically a snow emergency will be declared when the snow accumulation is greater than 3”. Once a Snow Emergency is declared motorists will have two hours to move parked vehicles from priority streets. Violators of this ordinance are subject to a parking ticket and/or towing. Owners will be responsible for the cost of towing and storage. Notifications for a snow emergency will be made through several media outlets. All local television and radio stations will carry the message as well as a posting on the Cedar Falls web site and Cedar Falls cable channel. The City of Cedar Falls is asking for yyour help p in keeping p g vehicles off the stre st reet etts du ets d uri r ng snow and ice removal streets during activi viti vi tie ti es. activities.
Center Street/North Cedar Plan
The City of Cedar Falls is developing a streetscape and land use study for the Center Street corridor and the northern Cedar Falls area. A private consultant has been engaged to perform this study by working with City staff, North Cedar residents and business owners to provide input in the planning process. The final report will be presented at a public open house in October. The goal of this study is to outline a series of improvements to the Center Street corridor and develop a plan for the open space areas as a result of the flood buyout. The plan can be viewed from the front page of the City’s website in the “In the News” section at cedarfalls.com.
Basement Flooding and Sump Pumps Where is that sump pump discharging? City ordinance requires it to discharge outside where it can soak into the ground; just make sure it’s no closer than ten feet from your neighbor’ss property line. Or, in many cases you can tie directly into a nearby storm sewer. Call the Engineering Division at 273-8606 and they’ll verify the location and availability of a storm drain, and issue a permit for making the connection. It may be tempting to discharge your sump pump right into the sanitary sewer system through a standpipe or floor drain in n your basement, but all that does is overload d the sanitary sewer system and push that contaminated water in to your neighbor’s basement. asement. kind of water problem – the sanitary And that’s that s the worst k through a basement shower or floor drain. Those that have sewer backing up thro been enough to have this happen may want to consider taking some b een unfortunate eno measures. Many residents living in low areas have opted to install preventative measure minimize the risk of a potential back-up. Consult with a licensed valve devices to minim about plumber abou ut options option and details. sewer backup problems should occur, the Sewer If sanitary sa Section can be reached for emergency service at 273-8668.
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Tourism Grant Each year the City of Cedar Falls makes a limited amount of funding available for local non-profit organizations. These funds are distributed through a competitive grant process and encompass three types of activities – economic development, community betterment, and marketing projects that bring visitors to the city. The Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau manages Community Betterment and Marketing Grants. Local non-profit organizations that improve the image of Cedar Falls or enhance the quality of life for its residents are invited to apply for Community Betterment grants by Friday, November 5, 2010. Eligible projects can include capital improvements like new construction, renovation, restoration, etc. or special equipment purchases or operating expenses. These funds are made available from hotel/motel tax revenues and will be available for fiscal year 2012, which covers the period from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. Assistance for marketing projects that bring overnight visitors to the community may be applied for throughout the year until funds are depleted. Marketing projects may include design, printing and distribution of brochures, web site development, advertisements, trade show materials and fees, etc. Marketing grant requests should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the event/project and are reviewed monthly. Applications for community betterment and marketing grants may be obtained at the Tourism Bureau office at 6510 Hudson Road, or downloaded from the resource section of the bureau’s web site, which is www.cedarfallstourism.org. Questions or concerns regarding these grants may be directed to Kim Burger, Manager of the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau, at 268-4266 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 4 | Fall 2010 CedarFalls.com
2010 Festival of Trees
Christmas in the City NOVEMBER 17 - 21, 2010 It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the Sartori Hospital Auxiliary will be ushering in the holiday season with its 22nd Annual Festival of Trees celebration. The 2010 Festival, “Christmas in the City”, will take place the week of November 17 through the 21.
Wednesday, November 17 ■ Opening Ceremonies & VIP Reception (College Square Mall) Thursday, November 18 ■ “Putting on the Glitz” Christmas Brunch & Program (College Square Mall) Friday, November 19 ■ Holiday Style Show & Gourmet Luncheon (Park Place Event Centre) ■ Dueling Pianos (Joker’s Comedy Club) Saturday, November 20 ■ Teddy Bear Tea (College Square Mall) ■ Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen Bake Sale (College Square Mall) ■ Gala Dinner & Auction (UNI Commons) Sunday, November 21 ■ Santa’s Workshop (College Square Mall) ■ Dance Spectacular (Cedar Falls High School Auditorium) Gallery & Gift Shop hours at College Square Mall ■ Saturday, November 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ■ Sunday, November 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Noon to 6 p.m. ■ Thursday, November 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Noon to 9 p.m. ■ Friday, November 19. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. ■ Saturday, November 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ■ Sunday, November 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Noon to 6 p.m. Festival of Trees has become a vital component for the well being of Sartori Memorial Hospital. This year’s Festival has a goal of raising funds to enhance services at Sartori. Festival is a gift to the community making the Cedar Valley a more festive place to be during the holiday season. All exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information on how you can support this event, please call Christy Stolz (319) 268-3161 or email email@example.com at the Sartori Healthcare Foundation.
Exciting News on the Trails ■ The Prairie Pathways ays Interpretive and Way Finding Signage project was installed throughout the entire Cedar Valley Trails System this past summer. The fact that our 100+ miles of trail are configured in a series of loops increases the chances that our visitors can get lost. We have been in need of way finding assistance and the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments (INRCOG) took up the cause, working with a number of local organizations like Silos and Smokestacks, the Grout Museum District, the Waterloo and Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureaus, George Wyth Park, the Black Hawk County Conservation Board, and Cedar Falls Parks and Waterloo Leisure Services to provide this innovative approach to trail enhancement. The project is called Prairie Pathways and its purpose, in addition to providing way finding and orientation, is to interpret the historical significance of certain areas throughout the Cedar Valley through a mix of kiosks, interpretive panels and map panels. The project consists of 8 kiosks, 42 interpretive panels and 28 map panels. It’s been in the planning and fundraising stages for several years and costs approximately $160,000. Metropolitan enhancement funds through the Black Hawk County Area Metropolitan Transportation Policy Board (MPO) have covered a majority of the costs. The original Prairie Pathways Master Plan was developed by Confluence, formally know as Brian Clark and Associates. Craig Ritland Landscape Architects provided construction management services, with the text and photos supplied by the Grout Museum District. Nagel Signs Inc. provided graphic layout, fabrication and installation of the exhibits. ■ Another exciting development on the trails is the recent installation of an additional six cut-outs representing prairie animals native to the area. These life-sized, one-dimensional sculptures include a fox, turkey, bobcat, snake, buck and doe and they join the buffalo and calf in the vicinity of the Industrial Park. They were funded with contributions from the Cedar Trails Partnership, Tourism Bureau, Rosemary and Bob Beach, the Shimek Family, Joan and Saul Diamond, John and Mick Runchey, Don and Delores Tamisiea, and Doris and Bob Hewlitt. We anticipate adding another round of animals next summer, so contact the Visitor Bureau to contribute. ■ Check out Liza’s CV Trails Adventures! She’s exploring all the great offerings along the Cedar Valley Trails and inviting riders to pay us a visit through a series of tweets and videos on You Tube. Visit www.youtube.com and search visitcf to check it out!
Cedar Falls Community Center Ceramics Thursdays @ 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Class fee schedule is $5.00 per class attended, plus costs per project. To complete your projects, the Community Center has a computerized kiln on site. Your Ceramics Instructor will be Mary Lynn Fremont. If you are interested in being a part of this creative class or to learn more about how to create your own ceramic art, please call the Cedar Falls Community Center at 859-3289. We will look forward to your call!
Interested in installing a rain garden on your property? Check out the Iowa Rain Garden Design and Installation Manual now available on the City’s website! www.cedarfalls.com/raingarden Hard copies are also available from the Engineering Department upon request. Or visit www.iowastormwater.org
Stormwater Tips for Pool and Spa Owners Improperly emptied pools and spas are a major source of chlorine pollution. Problem: ■ If chlorine is discharged into storm drains or directly into streams, lakes and wetlands, it can be harmful to fish and wildlife. It can also damage your lawn and trees. ■ Most storm drains discharge directly into local streams and lakes without any treatment of the water. Please do your part to protect Iowa’s lakes and streams! Solutions: ■ Not all situations are the same. Contact the Reclamation Division to find out if you should dissipate the Chlorine or discharge to the sanitary sewer system. ■ If unable to drain to the sanitary sewer then test your pool water to ensure that the chlorine level is <1 ppm and the pH is between 6.5 and 8.5. ■ Chlorine levels can be reduced by a few days of sunlight or by chemicals from a pool supply store. Visit www.iowastormwater.org for more information. CedarFalls.com Fall 2010 | 5
Trick-or-Treating in the City of Cedar Falls is October 31 from 6 until 8 p.m. The Cedar Falls Police Department would like to offer the following tips to children and their parents for a fun and safe trick-or-treating experience: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
Have parental supervision or travel in groups if old enough. Stay outside and only approach lighted homes. Report any suspicious activity right away. Wear costumes that do not restrict vision. Make sure costumes are trip proof. Wear costumes that are visible. Use a flashlight. Obey traffic laws. Have an adult check candy before it is consumed. ■ Eat only packaged candy.
Tips To Prevent Car Burglaries Each year the Cedar Falls Police Department investigates numerous burglaries to motor vehicles throughout the community. Most vehicle burglaries occur at night, while the victim’s vehicle is parked in their driveway, in front of their residence or in nearby parking lots. Despite this, many vehicle burglaries are preventable.
Thoughts For Kids and Teens Hey kids R U thinkN of a holiday gift for the grownups of the house? Think about these top safety gifts for yr family N yr house this year. A new Smoke Alarm, smoke alarm wear out after about ten years. IDK how old yrz R.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms save lives. The gas is odorless, colorless and tasteless and referred to as the silent killer. Buy an alarm 2 protect yr family. Every home should have a good oper8ing Fire Extinguisher. U cn learn to oper8 by following the directions. Pull the pin, aim the nozzle, squeeze the handle, and sweep back and forth.
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The City Code requires residents to license all dogs and cats four months or older each year. 2011 TAGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE and licensing is due January 1, 2011. You will need to provide proof of current rabies vaccination and proof of altering. Regular fees double after March 31, 2011. $ .50 $11.00 after 2011 Paw Park Dogs & Cats Altered March 31 Permits are also $22.00 after 00 $ Dogs & Cats Not Altered available for . March 31 $ per dog. each tag ¢ Lost Tag Replacement per license Mailing Fee Tag/License
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If you would like your tag and license mailed, or if you have any questions, please call the City Clerk’s office at 273-8600.
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Fire Escape Ladders can help people in 2nd fl%r bedrooms. Make certain that you do what firefighters do and practice UzN d ladder B4 an emergency comes. A Weather Emergency Radio can be very important. They can warn yr family of upcoming weather related emergency. Emergency radios come in a variety of styles, some plug and/or use batteries, use hand cranks or solar power. XploR d options. Flashlights are always handy. Firefighters use them to pierce the darkness of smoke and fire. Batteries for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be changed at least once a year. Wen U chng d battery, clean the alarm with a vacuum. New batteries for flashlights help them shine throughout the year. You and your parents can register for Code Red for free. Simply go 2 www.cedarfalls.com and follow the prompts. U cn register several ph #s 4 your hom phn n cell phn.
Avoid Holiday Accidents The statistics are in. Every year, holiday fires cause approximately $930 million in damages, and injure 2,600 people. What can you do? You can help Cedar Falls Fire Rescue and keep your family safe to avoid holiday fire damage if you follow these top 10 simple holiday fire safety tips: ■ Install/Test smoke alarms; change the batteries every year. Install carbon monoxide alarms and make sure those batteries are fresh. ■ Make sure to have a fireplace screen and a clean chimney. ■ Never burn wrapping paper, boxes or other trash in your fireplace. ■ Don’t leave fire unattended; be sure it’s out before bedtime. ■ Make sure candles are stable and secure. Keep them away from combustible materials and small children. Never leave any candles unattended. ■ If you have a real Christmas tree, put it in a stable stand. Keep it fresh by checking the water level daily. Most trees dry out in two weeks, so don’t leave your tree up too long past the holidays. ■ Check holiday lights for cracked or broken bulbs, frayed wires and loose plugs. Don’t use lights that aren’t safe. ■ Use lights that have been approved by testing labs like Underwriters Laboratory (UL) or Factory Mutual (FM). ■ Use lights only in their designated areas; never use “indoor only” lights outdoors. ■ If your smoke, fire, or carbon monoxide alarms go off, get everyone outside and call 911. Don’t try to find the problem yourself.
Formula For Christmas Tree Freshness First take at least one inch off the bottom of the tree. This will improve the tree’s ability to absorb water. Water immediately.
If you follow these holiday fire safety tips you can help to ensure that you enjoy a safer holiday season.
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“Keep the Wreath Green” and Free Smoke Alarms For the second year Cedar Falls Fire Department is participating in the national awareness campaign “Keep the Wreath Green” on November 26th with lighting Holiday Wreaths on each fire station. Throughout this holiday season the Fire Department will display holiday wreaths decorated with green light bulbs at each of their fire stations. Each time there is a structure fire in the City of Cedar Falls or within its jurisdiction of unincorporated Black Hawk County, a red bulb will replace a green bulb on the wreath. It is our goal for the wreaths to stay green through the holiday season. “The ‘Keep the Wreath Green’ campaign is an educational opportunity for residents to learn and follow fire and life safety tips,” says Cedar Falls Fire Chief John Schilling. Typically the Cedar Falls Fire Department sees an increase in fires during the holiday season. Candles, fireplaces, home heating equipment, cooking and holiday decorations cause many of these fires. By taking precautions most of these fires are preventable. Practicing good fire safety techniques should be an everyday occasion. For more information about fire safety, winter safety or if you are a City resident interested in a free smoke alarm or replacement battery, please call the Cedar Falls Fire Department at 319.273.8622 or visit our website at www.cedarfalls.com CedarFalls.com Fall 2010 | 7
News From the
Cedar Falls Public Library “Choose Thy Ground: The Tombs of Nineteenth Century American Writers” Writers from the Victorian era practiced burial rituals that were often as macabre as anything depicted in their literary works. The veil between real life and legend has often been difficult to separate. Join U.N.I. Associate Professor of History Tom Connors as he digs for the truth. The most celebrated authors knew their graves would attract pilgrims and made careful plans to greet their arrival. This program is free to the public and was made possible by Friends of the Cedar Falls Public Library and will be held on October 28th at 6:30 pm in the Library’s Meeting Room. Sponsored by Friends of the Library and the Kathryn Ray Fund
A Long Time Ago @ A Gala Far, Far Away... Join the dark side @ 5:30 on Friday, November 12 for our third semi-annual Library Murder Mystery. Enjoy appetizers, desserts & beverages @ 5:30; then blast over to our large meeting room @ 6:30 for “Who Killed the Boss?” performed by Theatre U.N.I.’s Alpha Psi Omega Fraternity and the U.N.I. Student Theatre Association. Explore our Sci-Fi themed Holiday Office Party parody. There will also be a grand prize drawing for a “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” gift pack. “Join us, and we will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can solve this mystery and bring order to the galaxy!” . . . at the Cedar Falls Public Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Cedar Falls Public Library and the Robert & Shirley Berg Fund.
Fun in the Youth Department of the Cedar Falls Public Library
Just for Adults, at the Cedar Falls Public Library
Youth in grades 5-7 are invited to join the Puppet Team! Training and rehearsals will take place on Thursdays from 4-5 pm, Oct. 7 Nov. 18. On Saturday, November 20 at 10:30 am enjoy a public performance. Participants must attend all 8 meetings. Registration required and limited to ten. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On October 4 at 7:00 pm Phil Schuppert from the Black Hawk County Soil and Water Conservation District will present “Rainscaping in Iowa.” Schuppert will explain how homeowners can minimize rainwater runoff from their yards. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Cedar Falls Public Library. On November 30 at 7 pm enjoy “Wine and Chocolate Tasting.” Indulgence of Cedar Falls will provide paired samples. Registration is required for this event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cedar Falls Public Library.
21 Days of Twemendous Twee Twim will take place Dec. 1-21 in the Library’s Youth Department. Fall puppet shows are held on the first Friday of every month at 4 pm. Family movies are offered on the third Thursday of each month from 6-8 pm. Watch “How to Train Your Dragon” on October 21, “Toy Story 3” on November 18 and “A Christmas Carol” on December 16. Free popcorn and beverages are available.
Especially for Teens, by Friends of the Cedar Falls Public Library The Young Adult Department, grades 7-12, has launched an Anime Club. The Club debuts on October 19 at 7 pm, and will continue to meet on the third Tuesday of the month. On October 16, teams of teens will use their wits to battle for survival, prizes and fun. On October 28, scare your buddies with your favorite scary story, either one you’ve read, or one that you’ve written. On December 14, the Library will host Open Mic Night from 6 – 8 pm. Share a poem, story, song or talent. Book discussions will be held on October 26 and November 30 at 7 pm in the YA area. Wii drop-ins continue on the second Wednesday of the month from 2 – 4 pm. Young Adults are invited to watch Sherlock Holmes on October 9, The Karate Kid on November 20, and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time on December 4. All movies are shown at 2 pm. 8 | Fall 2010 CedarFalls.com
Tuesday Morning Friends of the Library Book Discussions will be held at 10am. On October, 26, the group will discuss Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. On November 30, Still Alice by Lisa Genova is the book choice. Stop-Time by Frank Conroy will be discussed on December 21. The Tuesday Evening group will discuss The Color of Water by James McBride at 7pm on October 5. Peace Like a River will be discussed on November 9 and A Peach of a Murder by Livia Washburn will be discussed on December, 7, both also at 7 pm. The “Friday Morning Book Talks” are now The “Thursday Morning Book Talks,” still at 10am, Dr. Judy Beckman will speak on October 28, and Sheryl McGovern will speak on December 2.
Calendar of Events For more information please visit www.cedarfallstourism.org or call 268-4266 or visit us at 6510 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls.
OCTOBER 9/30-10 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Oster Regent Theatre, 103 Main St. 277-5283. www.osterregent.org 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29-31 Panic Park Haunted House Rotary Reserve, 5932 North Union Rd. 433-7275. www.panicpark.org 1 College Hill Oktoberfest Dry Run Creek Plaza, College & 20th St. 3 pm. 273-7155. 1-3 The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) Black Hawk Children’s Theatre, Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial St. 235-0367. www.wcpbhct.org 1, 8, 15, 22 Friday Fun Night Cedar Falls Raceway, 6200 W. Bennington Rd. 987-2537. www.cedarfallsraceway.com 2,3 Terry Stumpf Memorial Race Cedar Falls Raceway, 6200 W. Bennington Rd. 987-2537. www.cedarfallsraceway.com 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Cedar Falls Farmer’s Market Overman Park, 8:30 am. 273-7883. 2 Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Classical Concert – Gao Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 8201 Dakota St. 7:30 pm. 273-4849. 2 4th Annual Pink Ribbon Run Cedar Falls Public Library, 524 Main St. 8 am. 277-0213. www.communitymainstreet.org 2 UNI Football vs. South Dakota State – Family Weekend UNI-Dome, 2501 Hudson Rd. 4 pm. 273-4849. 5-8 Waverly Horse Sale Waverly Sales Barn, 2212 5th Ave. NW, Waverly. 352-2804. 6, 13, 20, 27 Thunder Ridge Farmer’s Market Thunder Ridge, 2302 W. 1st St. 3:30 pm. 273-7883. 7 Girl’s Night Out Downtown Main St. 5 pm. 277-0213. www.communitymainstreet.org 9 Triumphant Quartet Riverview Conference Center, 439 N. Division St. 6pm. 268-0787. www. riverviewconferencecenter.com 10 Legally Blonde – The Musical Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 8201 Dakota St. 2 &
7:30 pm. 273-4849. UNI-Dome, 2510 Hudson Rd. 233-0745. The Laramie Project www.wrestlingmuseum.org Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 8201 Dakota St. 7:30 pm. 273-4849. www.gbpac.org NOVEMBER 14 Laramie – 10 Years Later, An 1 UNI School of Music Spotlight Epilogue Series – Instrumental Concerto Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Competition Finals Arts Center, 8201 Dakota St. 7:30 Gallagher- Bluedorn, 8201 pm. 273-4849. www.gbpac.org Dakota St. 7:30 pm. 273-4849. 14-17, 21-24 She Stoops To Conquer 1, 5, 8, 11,12, 13, 15, 19, 20 Iowa Strayer-Wood Theatre, 1505 W. High School Football Playoffs 27th St. 273-6386. UNI-Dome, 2501 Hudson Rd. 273www.uni.edu/theatre 4849. www.iahsaa.org 16 Cedar Valley Chase 5 Under the Harvest Moon Gallagher-Bluedorn, Rotary Reserve Lodge, 5932 8201 Dakota St., noon. North Union Rd. 6 pm, 277-2187. www.cedarvalleychase.com www.hartmanreserve.org 16 Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony 6 Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Pops Concert – Brandi Carlile Classical Concert – Jeffrey with Pieta Brown Biegel Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 8201 Dakota St. Arts Center, 8201 Dakota St. 7:30 pm. 273-4849. 7:30 pm. 273-4849. 17-23 UNI Homecoming 13 UNI Football vs. Missouri State University of Northern Iowa. UNI-Dome, 2501 Hudson Rd. 273-2171. 4 pm. 273-4849. www.uni.edu/homecoming 14 Bonga & The VoDou Drums of 21 UNI School of Music Spotlight Haiti Series – UNI Singers & Gallagher-Bluedorn, 8201 Dakota Women’s Chorus St. 3 pm. 273-4849. Gallagher-Bluedorn, 8201 Dakota www.gbpac.org St. 7:30 pm. 273-4849. 17-21 Festival of Trees 22 UNI School of Music Spotlight College Square Mall, 6301 Series – Northern Iowa University Ave. 268-3161. Symphony Orchestra 18 DRUMLine Live Gallagher-Bluedorn, 8201 Dakota Gallagher-Bluedorn. 8201 Dakota St. 7:30 pm. 273-4849. St. 7:30 pm. 273-4849. 22-30 The Big Five-Oh www.gbpac.org Waterloo Community Theatre, 18 Final Thursday Reading Series – Waterloo Center for the Arts, Larry Baker 225 Commercial St. 235-0367. Hearst Center for the Arts, 304 W. www.wcpbhct.org Seerley Blvd. 7 pm. 268-5501. 23 UNI Football vs. Illinois State 19-21 Treasure Island UNI-Dome, 2501 Hudson Rd. Black Hawk Children’s Theatre, 4:05 pm. 273-4849. Waterloo Center for the Arts, www.unipanthers.com 225 Commercial St. 235-0367. 23 Hallowild www.wcpbhct.org Cedar Falls Raceway, 6200 W. 25-27 State Farm MVC Volleyball Bennington Rd. 10 am. 987-2537. Tournament www.cedarfallsraceway.com McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 27-29 Halloween Hikes (319) 273-4849. Hartman Reserve Nature Center, www.unipanthers.com 657 Reserve Dr. 6 pm. 277-2187. 26 Holiday Hoopla Kick-Off www.hartmanreserve.org Downtown Main Street. 6 pm. 28 Final Thursday Reading Series – 277-0213. Harley McIlrath www.communitymainstreet.org Hearst Center for the Arts, 304 W. 30 Lorie Line 2010 Holiday Seerley Blvd. 7 pm. 268-5501. Extravaganza 29 Halloween on Main Gallagher-Bluedorn, Downtown Cedar Falls. 3:30 pm. 8201 Dakota St. 7:30 pm. 277-0213. 273-4849. www.gbpac.org 30 USAW Pre-Season Wrestling Nationals All times and dates subject to change. Holiday Hoopla Events in Red. 13
Jingle and Mingle on Main Downtown Cedar Falls. 5 pm. 277-0213. www.communitymainstreet.org 2, 9, 16, 23 Trolley Rides Downtown Downtown Main Street. 6 pm. 277-0213. www.communitymainstreet.org 2-5 Mother Hicks Strayer-Wood Theatre, 1505 W. 27th St. 273-6386. www.uni.edu/theatre 3-4 UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club Christmas Variety Show Gallagher-Bluedorn, 8201 Dakota St. 273-4849. www.uni.edu/music/events 3-12 Uh Oh, Here Comes Christmas Oster Regent Theatre, 103 Main St. 277-5283. www.osterregent.org 4, 11, 18 Breakfast with Santa Heritage Farms, 7731 Zanetta Rd., Hudson. 9 am. 988-3734. 5 Cedar Falls Historical Society Christmas Walk 303 Clay St. 2 pm. 266-5149. 7 UNI School of Music Spotlight Series – Chimes of Christmas Gallagher-Bluedorn, 8201 Dakota St. 7:30 pm. 273-4849. www.gbpac.org 10-19 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Waterloo Community Theatre, Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial St. 235-0367. www.wcpbhct.org 11 Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Holiday Pops – The Texas Tenors Gallagher-Bluedorn, 8201 Dakota St. 2 & 7:30 pm. 273-4849. www.wcfsymphony.org 12 Jim McDonough’s Holiday Grande 2010 Gallagher-Bluedorn, 8201 Dakota St. 2:30 pm. 273-4849. www.pianofavorites.com 17 The Ten Tenors Gallagher-Bluedorn, 8201 Dakota St. 7:30 pm. 273-4849. www.gbpac.org 18 UNI Commencement McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 10 am. 273-2216 19 A Christmas Carol Gallagher-Bluedorn, 8201 Dakota St. 3 & 7:30 pm. 273-4849. www.gbpac.org
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Exhibitions: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Original Book Illustrations by Gary Kelley Now through November 28, 2010 This annual exhibition includes pastel illustrations from the Hearst Center’s permanent collection by Gary Kelley, for the classic American story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving.
The Original Art: New Work from the Society of Illustrators, New York October 30, 2010 – January 16, 2011
Hundreds of Children’s Book illustrators from across the country compete to be included in the Society of Illustrator’s exhibit titled, The Original Art: New Works from the Society of Illustrators, New York. This exhibit is made possible by the Robert and Shirley Berg Fund through the Cedar Falls Civic Foundation. For more information about the exhibit, please contact the Hearst Center at 273-8641. For more information about the Cedar Falls Civic Foundation, please write to the Cedar Falls Civic Foundation Office, 524 Main St., Cedar Falls, IA 50613. Join us for the opening reception: Thursday, November 4th, from 7 – 8:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided. Enjoy live music by Heart Consort. Free and open to the public. 10 | Fall 2010 CedarFalls.com
Hearst Sculpture Garden:
Two Works by Rob Lorenson Cedar Falls Art and Culture Board members invite you to visit the Hearst Sculpture Garden to enjoy two works by the artist, Rob Lorenson. Proudly purchased by the board, Eclipse #5 Hurricane and Eclipse #5 are meticulously crafted in stainless steel. Lorenson grew up in Cedar Falls and attended local schools. At UNI, he studied with Professor Tom Stancliffe and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In DeKalb, Illinois, Lorenson was a graduate assistant for Professor Bruce White at Northern Illinois University where he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree. He also taught at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois and at Loyola University in Chicago. Lorenson is currently Assistant Professor at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts and is working on his Ph.D. in education at Northern Illinois University. His artwork Hurricane is included in numerous individual, municipal, and corporate collections around the United States. For more information, please visit his website at: www.roblorensonsculpture.com
Banish-Misfortune Join the James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts on Thursday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of traditional Celtic fiddle, accordion, tin whistle, and octave mandolin. Banish-Misfortune specializes in a wide range of traditional musical forms. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.
Book Release -Zachary Michael Jack Join us on Tuesday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m., Zachary Michael Jack will read from the newly released, Homer Croy. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Gift Shop Come to the Hearst Center Gift Shop to find new and unique items for gifts. Contact Abby Haigh at 319-273-8641 or via email, email@example.com.
304 West Seerley Blvd. - Cedar Falls
Family Workshops On Saturdays Saturdays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Tuition: $12 for one child and one adult. $5 for each additional person attending.
The Great Pumpkin Workshop October 30: Families decorate and embellish pumpkins that the creators take home. Thanksgiving Workshop November 20: Activities and projects focused on family, friends, and the Thanksgiving Holiday. Santa’s Workshop December 18: Create your own snow globe, ornaments, cards, decorations, and time-treasured memories.
Fall Classes & Studios Please visit www.hearstartscenter.com for more information about classes listed below or to register. Call 273-8641!
Children’s Classes For Children Ages 3-4 ■ Muddy Buddies ■ Mark Makers For Children Ages 5-7 ■ Muddy Movers ■ Magical Machines and Crazy Creations ■ Paints and Prints For Children Ages 8-10 ■ Muddy Builders ■ Puppet Theatrics
Spend Your ‘Messy Mornings’ At The Hearst Wednesday mornings through December 15th Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Children ages 3-6 express themselves with a variety of materials and creative projects. Tuition: $5 per child with adult, each week. Members’ Price: $4.50 Limit: 30 children
School of Art — New The School of Art is a full day of educational art activities planned just for children in grades K-6. Bring a sack lunch and we’ll provide morning and afternoon snacks. October 29, January 14, February 4, March 4, and April 15 Tuition: $25/session Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Member’s Price: $22.50/session
Fun Bunch College Square Mall Free children’s art activities are held on select Saturdays from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. at the west end of the mall. Oct. 2, Nov. 6, & Dec. 4
Holiday Break Camps Half-day or full-day sessions. Thanksgiving Roundup Nov. 22 – 24 (3 days)
A Special Day with Santa Dec.23 (1 day)
For Children Ages 11-12 ■ Muddy Masters
Young Artists’ Studio For Children Ages 12-14 ■ Intro to Photography and Darkroom ■ Potter’s Wheel and HandBuilding Techniques ■ Action Drawing For Young Adults Ages 15-17 ■ Intro to Photography and Darkroom ■ Potter’s Wheel and HandBuilding Techniques ■ Action Drawing
Adult Classes For individuals, 18 years of age or older. ■ Writing Outside the Box ■ Porcelain Pottery ■ Stoneware Pottery ■ Painter’s Studio ■ Drawing - Make Your Mark ■ Photography and the Darkroom
Winter Classes & Workshops Winter Wonderland Dec. 27 – 30 (4 days) Visit www.heartartscenter.com or call 273-8641.
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CE DA R FA L L S R EC R E AT I O N Providing Recreation and Leisure Opportunities to the Citizens of Cedar Falls
To sign up for Recreation Announcements and program notification go to our web page under services and sign up for NOTIFY ME. We will no longer be sending flyers through the schools. We encourage you to use this service to keep up to date with what we have to offer.
Fitness Classes Please visit our Web Site for Current Class Times: www.cedarfalls.com/fitness Boot Camp Improve overall strength. This class is designed to work the entire body. Athletic ability is not necessary. Cardio Combo
Cedar Falls Recreation Center
This early AM class is jam-packed with a wide variety of exercise. All experience and fitness levels welcome. Cardio Toning
Fitness Plan: Session 3 September â€“ December The Cedar Falls Recreation Center offers a 4-month or 1-month fitness pass.
This combo class contains cardio and toning for those who enjoy this tempo of blasting intensity.
beginner. All Fitness Levels. Great for the beginner. Saturdays @ the Rec Saturdays are for all levels. We welcome everyone. Various Instructors. Sports Yoga Integrative form of exercise that combines practical yoga and pilates Step This class is designed for the exerciser who enjoys new & frequent changes in step choreography.
Low Impact Aerobics
Safely increase all areas of fitness for the
This class progressively teaches strength training
and core conditioning. Yoga/Pilates This class combines basic Yoga with Pilates to create a great core workout. Yoga Stretch This class enhances strength training and flexibility techniques, breathing, relaxation. All levels can benefit from this focused experience. ZUMBA Dance your way to a fitter you! New, exciting and unique Latin dance moves.
You may purchase a card that permits your unlimited usage to any fitness class that does not require pre-registration. You do not need to be a member of the facility nor a Cedar Falls resident to attend the fitness classes; they are open to the public.
Half Hour EXPRESS Classes Fee for members: $42.50 for a 4-month pass $25.00 for a 1-month pass Fee for non-members:
Abs & More
Tighten and strengthen the core area, which includes glutes, hips, abs, back and more.
Kickboxing without bags or gloves. Burn calories.
Builds strength without building bulk creating a sleek, toned body.
$85.00 for a 4-month pass $30.00 for a 1-month pass
One time Class Tryout: $5.00
This class works upper body and lower.
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Cycling Try out our new Â˝ cycling class for a great aerobic workout.
Strength Training Build Strength and Muscle in this express class.
DIVISION Special Event Activity Nights Age: 6-12 years Days: Scheduled Fridays 6 - 8 pm Location:Cedar Falls Recreation Center Fee: $8.00 per child This evening provides a great opportunity for kids to get some time with others and do some fun stuff! We have great themed evenings. Themes available at www.cedarfalls.com/ youthprograms
Youth Programs Beginner Tumbling Age: 3 years old through Kindergarten Dates: Oct. 9 – Nov. 20 *No class UNI Homecoming Days: Saturdays Times: 10 – 10:45am or 11 – 11:45am Location:Cedar Falls Recreation Center Fee: $30.00 Racquetball Lessons-Youth & Adult Dates: Available to schedule September through April Time: 5 lessons with instructor Fee: $25.00 includes court costs. These one-on-one or group lessons, will focus on many fundamentals of the game. Our nationally ranked instructor will enhance your game and help to improve your skills. Valley Park Bowling Age: 1st - 6th Grades Day: Mondays Date: Oct. 4 - Oct. 25 Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm Location: Meet at Valley Park Lanes Fee: $16.00
Indoor Park Age: Pre-Kindergarten Session I Oct. 12 – Dec. 21* *Program only meets when CF Public Schools are in session Times: 9:00am – 2:00pm Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Location: CF Recreation Center Fee: $2.50 per visit or $30.00 per session Indoor Park is our idea to help beat the winter blues. You and your child may drop in for some fun together on riding cars, climbing equipment, tumbling mats and a gym full of entertained kids. This program is restricted to kids not yet in Kindergarten. Children must attend with parent.
Youth Basketball Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 Kindergarten Basketball Age: Kindergarten Boys and Girls Dates: October 30 - December 1 Days: Saturdays Times: 9:00-9:55am & 10:00-10:55am Location: Cedar Falls Recreation Center Fee: $27.00 on or before Oct. 22 1St National Bank Girls Basketball Age: 1st and 2nd Grade Dates: October 30 - December 11 Days: Saturdays Times: 11:00-11:55am Location: Cedar Falls Recreation Center Fee: $27.00 on or before Oct. 17 Cedar Falls Lions Club Boys Basketball Age: 3rd and 4th Grade Dates: October 30 - December 11 Days: Saturdays Times: 9-10:25am & 10:30am-12pm Locations: Lincoln Elementary Fee: $32.00 on or before Oct. 22
Sack Lunch Days Age: K - 4th Grade 0DUPCFSt+BOVBSZt'FCSVBSZ Times: 8:00am – 4:00pm Location:Cedar Falls Recreation Center Fee: $20.00 per child/day Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a day full of activities. Program is limited in size, pre-registration required.
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Cedar Falls Recreation Center Providing Recreation and Leisure Opportunities to the Citizens of Cedar Falls
Kick Some Bag!
Rec KB Class Fees half price for fitness pass holders or Rec Center Members. This pre-registered class will consist of punching and kicking freestanding bags to completely tone and tighten the body. No experience necessary. 10-14oz gloves recommended; hand wraps for beginners strongly encouraged. Class Fees: $28.00/month 2-day class
Fees half price for fitness pass holders or Rec Center Members. Registered by month rather than session at an additional price to our fitness pass. You need not be a fitness pass holder or facility member to register for cycling. A cardiovascular workout on a specially designed V-Bike. Class Fees: $28.00/month 2-day class $15.00/month 1-day class $40.00/month 3 -day class
Belly Dancing Learning the ancient art of belly dancing. Oct. 21 â€“ Dec. 9 Class Fee: $27.50 Beginners: 6:30pm Thursday Intermediate: 7:30pm Thursday.
Cycling-Circuit Class This class starts with Â˝ hour of cycling, then moves to the weight room for Â˝ hour of weight lifting on the Free Motion Equipment. Class Fees: $20.00/month/$12.50 for pass holders & Members.
Circuit Weight Training Fees half price for fitness pass holders or Rec Center Members. Registered by month rather than session at an additional price to our fitness pass. You need not be a fitness pass holder or member to register. A safe and effective weight class covering fitness for all ability levels. Weight Room Orientation class is required. Class Fees: $26.00/month 3-day class $19.00/month 2-day class
Circuit Weight Orientation FREE Free to all members and fitness pass holders. An orientation class for those interested in going to Circuit Weight classes and to use the Free motion machines properly. Pre-requisite for circuit weight class. Class Time: 10:00am First & Last Saturday of the month.
How About A Massage .BTTBHF3BUFTĂŁIPVStIPVStĂŁIPVSt By appointment only. Please contact the Recreation Center (273-8636) for appointment times.
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Scuba/Snorkeling Winter Opportunities Season Passes
Pool Hours: August 26 - May 28
Winter Pool Pass
Peet Pool, Sundays, 3:00 - 5:00pm Sept. 12 Oct. 10 Nov. 14
Holmes Pool Phone: 319-553-3012 7:00-8:45pm Tues., Thurs. & Sun. 1:00-3:45pm Sunday
Scuba Sunday (Pool admission of $8.00 per day, payable ahead of time at Scuba Too.) Space is limited, so to reserve your spot well in advance, contact Scuba Too at 319-268-4201.
Peet Pool Phone: 319-553-3011 1:00-3:45pm Saturday
Special Events at the Pools Double Dollar Deal Night Every Sunday from 7:00 - 8:45pm at Holmes Pool, all admission is $2.00 per person or an appropriate season pass. Floatation, UFO, and Squirt Gun Afternoon Holmes Pool from 1:003:45pm every Sunday. Inner tubes with a maximum width of five feet, air mattresses, inflatable animals, volleyballs, beach balls, Frisbees and soft throwable balls may be used. Any squirt guns brought to the pool must be loaded at the pool, and may not be shot at lifeguards or at any other patrons above the shoulder.
Discover Snorkeling ($27.00 each day, payable at Scuba Too.) Introductory snorkeling class designed to teach the necessary skills for a safe, enjoyable experience in the underwater world. Equipment is provided. For reservations, call 319-268-4201. Scuba Review ($57.00 each day, payable at Scuba Too.) This class is designed to review and update your SCUBA knowledge and skills. You must have proof of certification as a SCUBA diver. To reserve a place in class, call 319-268-4201. Discover Scuba ($42.00, includes equipment and is payable at Scuba Too.) Dispel the myths of the sport and dive in the safe confines of a swimming pool. Must be at least 8 years old and must complete and sign the Discover Scuba statement. To reserve call 268-4201.
Aqua Trim Dates: See Chart Days/Times: Mon. and Wed. Tues. and Thurs. Location: Holmes or Peet Pools Fee: $28.00 for ten classes
Cedar Falls Recreation Center
Passes are valid from August 25 to May 27 Resident Rate
Without With Rec Center Rec Center Membership Membership Youth (17 & Under) $60.00 $15 Adult $85.00 $15 Family $110.00 $35 Non-Resident Rate Youth (17 & Under) $65.00 Adult $90.00 Family $120.00 DAILY ADMISSION Infant (2 & Under) Youth 3-17 years Adult 18 years and older
Early Bird Lap Swim Peet Pool 5:45-7:30am
Evening Lap Swim Holmes Pool 6:10-7:00pm Tu & Th Holmes Pool 8:55-9:50pm Tu & Th Weekend Lap Swim Holmes Pool 6:00-6:50pm Sunday
6:15-7:00pm 8:25-9:10pm Sept. 13-Oct. 13 Session I
6:157:00pm M, W Aqua Trim
7:007:45pm M, W Deep Water
8:259:10pm T, Th Aqua Trim
9:109:55pm T, Th Deep Water
Sept. 14-Oct. 14
Dates: See Chart Days/Times: Mon. and Wed. 7:00 - 7:45pm Tues. and Thurs. 9:10 - 9:55pm Location: Holmes or Peet Pool Fee: $28.00 for ten classes
Peet/Holmes $2.50 $3.25 $3.75
Lap Swim (16 and older) Fee: $3.75 or season pass for respective season.
Aqua Trim Session Dates
Deep Water Aqua Trim
$20 $20 $45
Oct. 20-Nov. 22 Session II
Oct. 21-Nov. 23 Nov 29-Dec 22 & Jan. 3-5 Session III Nov 30-Dec 23 & Jan. 4-6
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Know the Facts Election Day is just around the corner. November 2nd will not only determine who will represent the residents of Cedar Falls in our units of government, but voters will also cast the fate of continued gambling in Black Hawk County. The November election includes a ballot measure that will allow or discontinue legalized gambling in Black Hawk County. It is important voters have factual information concerning the impact of the Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo prior to casting a vote. Voters are urged to seek the facts, consider the issues and cast an informed vote. The Black Hawk County Gaming Association (www.bhcga.org) receives a portion of revenue from the Isle which is used to “relieve taxes” and to support community project applicants. Well over $12 million has been distributed to 165 quality of life and leisure projects in the area. More than $1 million has been directly funded to projects in Cedar Falls. The gambling referendum has been a controversial topic in communities around the state. Whether you are for gambling or against it, you will be given the opportunity to cast your vote. For more information about Black Hawk County Gaming Association visit www.bhcga.org. If you are interested in reading the ballot issue prior to voting visit www.cedarfalls.com and click on the “Ballot Issue” on the home page.
Cedar Falls Downtown Celebrates Holiday Hoopla 2010 Go to www.cfholidayhoopla.com for all the details
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