City of Cedar Falls
Fall 2016 Volume 27 No. 1
Our citizens are our business
FALL SEASON YARD WASTE DISPOSAL OPTIONS Compost Facility • 300 block of East Main Street Fall operations at the compost facility continue through the end of November, or until snow cover prevents access, from 7:30 am until dusk, seven days per week. This facility is intended for Cedar Falls resident use only. 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. Free wood mulch and compost is available to residents. Residents are required to “load their own,” so be sure to bring containers and shovels.
Fall Curbside Yard Waste Collection Options
On Mondays from October 3–November 28, yard waste carts will be emptied at a reduced fee of $5 per dump. From October 31–November 11, yard waste carts will be collected citywide as often as possible.
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 feet away from other objects. • Remove your cart from the curb once emptied to avoid service of empty carts. • Please do not put dirt, sod, or ashes in the yard waste carts.
Residents are encouraged to mulch leaves and lawn clippings. Almost without exception, leaves and clippings should be mulched back into the lawn. The benefits of mulching are too numerous and valuable to overlook: from providing nutrients and valuable organic matter to the soil, to saving significant amounts of time working on the lawn. Mulching just makes sense.
Transfer Station • 7–6 pm (Monday–Friday); 8 am–3 pm (Saturday) Winter Hours (Dec.–Mar.) 7–5 pm (Monday–Friday); 8 am–3 pm (Saturday)
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.
Cedar Falls residents may utilize the “call-in” leaf vacuum service during October and November. Call (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.
Winter Yard Waste Collection
During winter months, December to March, yard waste carts are serviced by request. To schedule a pick up, call Municipal Operations and Programs Department (319) 273-8629.
CEDAR FALLS SNOW REMOVAL OPERATION REMINDERS We all know that Winter is coming. It will bring snow and unpredictable conditions. Here are some important reminders to help get us through: 1. Be prepared! Go slow in the snow. 2. Plan ahead, check the forecast, avoid risk. 3. Major streets are cleared first, be patient. WORKING TOGETHER, 4. “Snow Emergency” is only declared if necessary. we can make Cedar Falls 5. Never move snow into the street. an enjoyable city to drive 6. Make sure your mailbox is accessible. 7. Keep cars off the streets, especially in cul-de-sacs. during the Winter. 8. Help your neighbors by keeping sidewalks clear. 9. Make sure your refuse cart is accessible. 10. Do your best to keep your car off the streets during snow events to ensure snow is cleared.
MUCH TO CELEBRATE!
In additional to the record-breaking, new taxable valuations from last fiscal year, there is much to celebrate in the great City of Cedar Falls. In the many opportunities I have to engage the public, I most enjoy boasting about what I believe is our #1 community asset—our people. Just a few weeks ago at the Iowa State Fair, I joined in the celebration of a great honor bestowed on one of our amazing Cedar Falls volunteers. Rosemary Beach was honored as one of the “Iowa Citizens of the Year.” This was a much-deserved recognition of appreciation for a lifetime of community service. This past month, the Cedar Falls City Council received an update from another dedicated civic servant, Sid Morris, for the completion of Veterans Memorial Park. Sid credited the collaboration between hundreds of volunteers and the Cedar Falls Parks & Recreation Division staff, as well as generous contributions from individuals and companies, for the vision becoming a reality. I firmly believe Cedar Falls “is what it is” because of citizens like Rosemary and Sid, as well as countless others who selfishly give their time, talent, and resources. Another invaluable city asset is the entrepreneurial spirit throughout our borders. The Innovator Group, whose vision has spurred the revitalization of downtown State Street, holds great promise. There are continued plans to keep this project sustainable and accessible to all innovators that share an interest in business ideas, expansion, or to simply enjoy a place to engage in rich conversation with like minds. Kudos to Mark Kittrell, who understands the meaning of win/win. His vision and investment for the long-term viability of the Innovator Group is inspiring; I believe it will continue to impact our community and make a big difference in years to come. Beyond this specific endeavor, Cedar Falls has many existing businesses that have laid the groundwork and continue to plan for the sustainability and investment into the future! We celebrate another fall semester beginning on the campus of UNI as we welcome students from around the country, the world, and of course many home-grown Iowans. The college campus touches virtually every aspect of our lives and is a wonderful asset to Cedar Falls. Our school district continues to grow with increased enrollment; a scenario most cities in our state would love to have. Our students rank among the highest achieving within the state and region, on numerous metrics. Downtown Cedar Falls continues to thrive, along with the capital invested into University Avenue and other traffic corridors, which (aside from this temporary construction season) are welcoming to its citizens and visitors alike. Our city staff does its best to be attentive to you. Our goal is to continue to work towards a sustainable and vibrant future so all can be proud of this community we call “home.” I will continue to do my very best to assist in keeping us moving in the right direction. I do not mean to convey our city doesn’t have areas in which to improve. I believe it’s naïve to only look through rose-colored glasses…but I do know your council, mayor, and city staff continues to work very hard so you can be proud to be a part of the community of Cedar Falls. It’s my pleasure to serve as your mayor.
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Mayor Jim Brown
UNIVERSITY AVENUE UPDATE New pavement is in use as transformation continues! In mid-July, vehicles began traveling on the new pavement on University Ave. between Grove St. and Holiday Rd. More new pavement was opened for use on University Ave. in August. Over the fall, improvements to the intersection of Waterloo Rd. and University Ave. will take shape with new pavement as well. Construction will continue east past McClain Dr., completing the north half of University Ave. Hopping back to the west end of the project, new pavement will be poured on the south side of University Ave. between Dallas Dr. and the Blackhawk Village entrance. Weather dependent, new pavement will be added to the south side continuing eastward towards McClain Dr. Throughout construction there have been continual changes to University Ave., frontage roads, intersections, and driveways. The City has maintained access to all businesses and kept road and lane closures as short as possible. Please be patient as these changes occur. Also, please continue supporting the businesses along University Ave. Remember: sign up to receive regular updates via “Notify Me” on the City’s web page at www.cedarfalls.com or Channel 15. Maps with construction updates and other information are available on the project website at www.cedarfalls-universityaveproject.com.
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Educational efforts on driving in roundabouts are continuing as well. A brochure is available—at City Hall and the Library— detailing each of the three new roundabouts in Phase 1 of University Ave. You may also find the brochures at several project kiosks located at businesses along University Ave. In addition, City staff is available to give presentations to service clubs. Please contact Stephanie Houk Sheetz at (319) 268-5151. • Project web page: www.cedarfalls-universityaveproject.com • Facebook page: www.facebook.com/University-Avenue-Reconstruction-Project-1687983378126994/ • Twitter: twitter.com/CFUnivAveRecon
DRIVEWAY ORDINANCE CHANGES: Changes were adapted to Section 29-179 of the criteria for Residential Driveways Ordinance on August 15. These changes, summarized below, will provide more flexibility to property owners. Remember, a permit is needed. It is available on the website or by calling City Hall. • A reduced driveway setback is now allowed if the required setback causes an existing driveway to be less than ten feet wide. • The driveway width definition was changed from “no more than” to “proportional to” the width of the garage doors. The code now permits homes with single car garages the flexibility to have a wider driveway, accommodating an additional parking spot. • The maximum width and length of a flare out was increased; now there are specifications for tapers. Homes with single car garages can have their flare outs closer to the property line, accommodating an additional parking spot.
• The requirement for flare outs to access third and fourth stalls of a garage has been removed.
• A new limit was set for secondary driveways on corner lots to encourage second curb cuts.
• The maximum width of the side yard extension has been increased to 12 feet, and the maximum length is extended to 30 feet.
If you have any questions please call (319) 273-8600. For details illustrating the new
driveway code visit City Hall and www.cedarfalls.com.
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CELEBRATE CEDAR FALLS THROUGH ITS HISTORY Inventors Cemetery Walk • Sun., Oct. 16, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Hear actors tell the tales of the Cedar Falls inventors who created everything from ironing boards to manure spreaders to a world famous rotary pump. Greenwood Cemetery, $5 Libation Creations & Culinary Innovations • Thurs., Nov. 3, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Join us for an evening of flavors and fun with Scratch Cupcakery, Sidecar Coffee Roasters, and SingleSpeed Brewing. Hear how these local entrepreneurs develop new ways to tempt palates and keep their businesses fresh. Sample their wares and try your hand at inventing your own fabulous flavors. Proceeds support the historical society. Registration opens September 20, limit 22 participants—21 years and older, $25 Girl Scout Program: It’s All Fun and Games! • Saturday, November 12, 9:30–11:30 a.m. Brownie Scouts are invited to the Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum to earn and receive the Making Games badge. Play Victorian parlor games, go on a scavenger hunt, create a mystery game, and much more. Preregistration required, $7 (plus $2 per badge) ReINVENTing the Holidays • Sunday, December 4, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Does the stress of the holidays get you down? Rethink the holiday season at a participatory workshop led by Carole Yates from UNI’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education. Then work with artist Janna Bowman to create beautiful upcycled jewelry from cast-off china. Registration opens October 25, limit 22 participants, $20 (includes materials)
266-5149 • www.cfhistory.org
CEDAR FALLS COMMUNITY CENTER
Many fun, free activities are available to area seniors every Monday–Friday, from 8 am–3 p.m. NEI3A luncheon is served. Stop by or call Kim at (319) 277-1900 for more information. This fall, low-stress technology sessions for seniors will be offered on October 13 and October 27 at 2 p.m. at the Community Center. The first session will have hands-on “device advice” for smart phone and basic cell phone users. The second session will cover emailing basics (laptops provided). Each session will last about one hour, and refreshments will be served. No registration required, and no charge. Call (319) 268-5541 with questions. The Community Center is available for private rentals (receptions, meetings, etc.) on evenings and weekends. Call Sheryl at (319) 268-5541 for more information.
The Peter Melendy Community Builder Awards Event will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 1–3 p.m. at Windridge, Western Home Communities. The award is presented to individuals or couples who have made outstanding voluntary community contributions that have enhanced, improved, or positively affected the overall quality of life in Cedar Falls. The award is named for Peter Melendy, who 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 Distinguished Community Builder Award is open to all Cedar Falls residents who reflect the example set by Peter Melendy. 2016 honorees will be announced after the October 1 nomination deadline. The public is invited to attend this free award event on December 3rd. For more information www.cf-communityfoundation.org, 319-243-9170 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 4 | Fall 2016 www.CedarFalls.com
Peter Melendy, 1823-1901
Downtown District “Decks The Falls” Each Holiday Hoopla Season Each year, Community Main Street coordinates “Deck the Falls” to prepare for Holiday Hoopla and the holiday season! During the week of November 14, elves will be busy prepping Santa’s Workshop at the corner of 4th and Main for his arrival on November 25. Fresh garland and twinkling lights will also be wrapped around the 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 email@example.com. The holiday decorations are made possible through the generous donations of sponsors, downtown merchants, citywide businesses, and individuals throughout the community. If you would like to contribute, visit the CMS website at www.communitymainstreet.org and click the donation button. Funds will be used to support decorating and hoopla festivities.
Santa Arrives In Style!
November 13-20, 2016 NOVEMBER 13
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Red Sleigh Event (Christmas program for children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities.)
NOVEMBER 15 Festival at Night
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A Christmas Card Brunch & Program
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Celebrating Service: Veterans’ Holiday Breakfast & Program
Games in the Trees
Visit Downtown Cedar Falls During The Holiday Hoopla Season Downtown Cedar Falls will be hosting a season of celebration at the annual Holiday Hoopla event series! Enjoy holiday fun starting November 25 with a “Rockin’ the Holidays” kick-off event! How will Santa arrive this year? Find out and experience the magic as Santa arrives on Main Street, followed by fireworks, and a chance to meet Buddy the Elf and a variety of holiday characters. Events for all ages are held every Thursday and Saturday 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, Santa’s workshop, and a live nativity scene! All events are free of charge, thanks to our sponsors and volunteers!
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fashion & Tea Amongst the Trees
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mrs. Claus Kitchen Bake Sale
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Santa’s Workshop Teddy Bear Tea
Gallery of Trees and Exhibits can be viewed November 16–20 at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Log onto www.wheatoniowa.org/festival for more information and online registration for events.
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James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts 304 West Seerley Boulevard | Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613 | 319-273-8641
EDUCATION CHILDREN’S CLASSES Messy Mornings (Ages 3–6)
EXHIBITS October 7–November 27, 2016: Twenty-five Years of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Original Book Illustrations by Gary Kelley Reception: Friday, October 7 from 5:30–7 p.m., Bob Washut Trio, Food by Montage, Wine by Friends of the Hearst.
Wed., Sept. 7–Dec. 14, 10–11:30 a.m. (No Messy Mornings November 23) Rownd Classrooms Instructors: Amelia and Melina Gotera Limit: 20 students per morning Fee: $7 ($6.30) Requests for special Messy Morning sessions for groups and friends are encouraged. Call the Education Coordinator at 319.268.5504 for more information.
Reception: Sunday, November 13 from 1:30–3 p.m.
Participate! Volunteer or Instruct
Are you interested in gaining experience in an arts education setting? The Hearst Center is always accepting instructor and volunteer applications. Call 319-273-8641 or stop by the Front Desk for more information or to pick up an application.
Fri., Nov. 18, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Rownd & McElroy Classrooms Limit: 20 / Fee: $35 ($31.50)
Explore painting, drawing, printing, ceramics, and more in these fun, single-day camps. Student art is ready to take home at the end of the day. Snacks are provided in the morning and afternoon, campers must bring their own lunch.
ADULT CLASSES Digital Photography Design Sat., Oct. 29, 1–4 p.m. Nancy Price Room Instructor: Mercedes Johnson Limit: 8 / Fee: $30 ($27)
Do you ever wonder if your digital photos could be something more than an average snapshot? In this workshop students gain an understanding of creative composition and how to properly edit and export digital photographs.
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. 6 | Fall 2016 www.CedarFalls.com
Sun., Oct. 30, 1–4 p.m. Instructor: Jim Kerns Limit: 4 / Fee: $20 ($18) + $25 clay fee
Students are guided through a unique wheel-building technique known as “throwing off the hump”. Students leave the workshop with a wheel-thrown piece of art from accomplished local ceramist Jim Kerns.
Cultivate Your Personal Creativity Sun., Nov. 6, 1–4 p.m. McElroy Classroom Instructor: Carrie Worthington Limit: 10 / Fee: $35 ($31.50)
Through a variety of artistic mediums and self-discovery, participants learn how to improve their creative practices and how to enhance and expand them.
“Picture This” Matting & Display Workshop Art School Day (Grades K – 6)
October 29–December 31, 2016: Holiday Greetings from Thursday Painters
“Hump Day” Ceramics Workshop
Room Rentals The Hearst Center can accommodate groups up to 150 people for meetings, private functions, or special programs. For more information about room rentals, contact the Hearst Center at 319-273-8641.
Thur., Dec. 1, 8, and 15 / 4:30–6:30 p.m. Rownd II Classroom Instructor: Merle Poland Limit: 8 / Fee: $45 ($40.50) This workshop is ideal for students who wish to gain an understanding of how to properly matte and display artwork.
Book Art Journaling Workshop Sat., Dec. 3, 10 and 17 1–3 p.m. Rownd II Classroom Instructor: Ann Renee Lighter Limit: 8 Fee: $45 ($40.50)
This three-week workshop guides students through creating their own handmade book from front cover to back cover and everything in-between.
FAMILY WORKSHOP Stitch and Sew
Sat., Nov. 12, 1–4 p.m. Rownd Classrooms Instructor: Sarah Day Limit: 10 / Fee: $30 ($27) Bring the whole family to create unique handsewn and stitched gifts (or keep for yourself)!
Happy Holidays: A Global Art Fest
Sun., Dec. 11, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Rownd Classrooms Fee: $11 ($9.90) per registered participant Families are welcome to celebrate the holidays together with this fun artistic event. Each family member can produce artwork reflecting global holiday traditions.
Tue. & Thu.: 9 am – 9 pm • Wed. & Fri.: 9 am – 5 pm • Sat. & Sun.: 1 pm – 4 pm • Closed on Mondays
Hearst Film Series
7 p.m. every Tuesday. Sponsored by Far Reach.
Oct. 4................... Dracula (1931; unrated) Oct. 11.................. Frankenstein (1931; unrated) Oct. 18................. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932; unrated) Oct. 25................. The Mummy (1932; unrated)
NOVEMBER—The Marx Brothers
Nov. 1................... Animal Crackers (1930; unrated) Nov. 8................... Election Day—No Film Nov. 15................. Monkey Business (1931; unrated) Nov. 22................. A Night at the Opera (1935; unrated) Nov. 29................. A Day at the Races (1937; unrated)
Dec. 6................... An American in Paris (1951; unrated) Dec. 13................. The Wizard of Oz (1939; unrated) Dec. 20................. Meet Me in St. Louis (1945; unrated) Dec. 27................. Singin’ in the Rain (1952; unrated)
Final Thursday Reading Series
Features regional authors and provides a forum for local writers. Open mic begins at 7:15 p.m. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. October 27 Taylor Brorby, co-editor of the anthology Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America November 17 Dorothy Winsor, author of the young adult novel, Deep as a Tomb (one week early due to Thanksgiving)
WCF Symphony Woodwind Quintet Oct. 15at 10 a.m. Lollipop Concert and Instrument Petting Zoo Peter and the Wolf Readers Theater The Red Herring Theatre Collective presents readers theater performances quarterly. Readings begin at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Jones Law Firm.
Oct. 20 The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters by Marlane Meyer Trio 826 Residency
Susanna Klein, violin; Hannah Holman, cello; and Julia Bullard, viola, will perform at the Hearst around the community.
History of Chamber Music Oct. 19, 12 Noon Mae Latta Hall
Listen to live music the second Friday of each month at noon. Bring your lunch. Donations go to the UNI School of Music scholarship fund.
October 14 Biscotti Brass (brass quintet) November 11 Trio 826 (string trio) December 9 Matt and Olivia (marimba and clarinet duo)
Jazz with Steph and Tom
Piano-bar stylings from “The Golden Age of American Popular Song” by vocalist Stephanie Althof and pianist Thomas Tritle at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. October 13 The American Musical—Bowery to Broadway November 10 Music of Prohibition—Speakeasy, Sing Easy December 8 Music About New York City—The Big Apple in Song
The Hearst Center welcomes field trips and tours! Trips and tours can be customized to include art activities and time in the sculpture garden. Contact Olivia Randolph at Olivia.Randolph@cedarfalls.com or 319.268.5504 for more information.
Musical Messy Morning Nov. 9, 10–11:30 a.m. (Ages 3–5) Rownd I Classroom Fee: $7 ($6.30) Music as Communication Nov. 9, 12 Noon Mae Latta Hall Evening Concert Nov. 11, 7:00 p.m. Mae Latta Hall Holiday Concert Dec. 4at 2 p.m. Bel Canto Cedar Valley Seasonal choral music
Unless otherwise indicated, all Hearst events are free and open to the public. For more information about these and other events at the Hearst, visit www.TheHearst.org. 304 West Seerley Boulevard | Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613 | 319.273.8641
James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts
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Cedar Falls Public Library
All programs are free, and open to the public. Please visit our website at www.cedar-falls.lib.ia.us or call 273-8643 for more information, or additional services.
ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES COLORING ANONYMOUS
LIBRARY MURDER MYSTERY
Everyone welcome, pages and pencils provided. Tuesday evenings: 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, and 12/6 from 5–7 p.m., and Saturday afternoons: 9/24, 10/22, 11/19, and 12/17 from 2–4 p.m.
Oct. 24 through Halloween in the Library Lobby; search for clues throughout the library to help solve the case! This event is recommended for ages 12+.
LitCon 2016 Saturday, November 12, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Register for contests (costume, flash fiction, book art, and coloring) from 10–11:00 a.m. Vendor Lounge featuring local authors and crafters opens at 11am in the Community Center; pick up complimentary swag bags while they last! Presentations, games, face painting, and raffle prizes all day long throughout the Library and Community Center. Grab some snacks in the Canteen from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and stick around for the Awards Ceremony at 3 p.m.
BOOK ART WORKSHOPS Saturday, October 8, 1–4:00 p.m.
Library Meeting Room: UNI Art Professor Islam Ali for an introduction to book art! Books provided. Recommended for those entering the Book Art Contest during LitCon 2016. Registration required. Recommended for ages 12+. The workshop repeats Saturday, November 5, from 1–4 p.m.
GREETING CARD SWAP AND WORKSHOP Saturday, December 3, 2–4:00 p.m.
Library Meeting Room. Swap and/or created new holiday cards. Refreshments provided.
BOOK CLUB BONANZA October 20, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Cedar Falls Community Center. Title suggestions, prizes, and refreshments. Peladija Woodson-Diers will discuss her book “Triumph Over Destiny.”
IOWA GHOSTS AND THE AFTERLIFE Sunday, October 30, 2:00 p.m.
Terry Fisk discusses his confrontations with the famous skeptic and debunker, James Randi. He also describes his ghost investigations with world-renowned medium, Allison DuBois, and psychic, Chip Coffey. This session examines some of the haunted locations in Iowa personally investigated by Mr. Fisk. He will share photos, case histories, eyewitness accounts, and ghost lore.
LEGACY LETTERS—CHERISHED GIFTS November 1, 10:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Learn how to craft a legacy letter that expresses your deep appreciation for someone you value. No writing experience is necessary. This message is written from the heart, with help from instructor Sue Schuerman. Stationery, folders, and embellishments will be provided. Registration is required.
CFPL YOUTH DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES Storytime in the youth department take place on: Mondays, Babies 0–23 months; Tuesday and Saturday, Preschool Age; Wednesday and Friday, Toddlers ages 2–3.
CRAZY 8s CLUB Crazy 8s is a fun, hands-on series of activities to get kids excited about math. Each Wednesday afternoon session builds on skills from the previous session, so it requires a commitment to attend all sessions. Registration is required and limited to 12 participants. For more information or to register, visit the youth department web page or call us at (319) 859-3282. 8 | Fall 2016 www.CedarFalls.com
Cedar Falls Public Library
All programs are free, and open to the public. Please visit our website at www.cedar-falls.lib.ia.us or call 273-8643 for more information, or additional services.
SCARYTIME Monday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a spooky (but not too scary) evening storytime, share a snack, and wear a costume if you would like to. Best for school-aged children.
2016–2017 PUPPET SHOW SCHEDULE Fridays at 4:30 p.m. in the Youth Department on October 7, December 2, and February 3.
PAINT YOUR PUMPKIN CONTEST Decorate a pumpkin with paint, fabric, or other art supplies. Bring your decorated work to the Library and fill out a registration slip. Carved pumpkins are not eligible. Entries are due before 8 p.m. on Monday, October 24.
NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH Sundays in November from 1–4:00 p.m.
There will be “Write-Ins” in the Library Meeting Room. Bring your laptop or use one of ours to write as much as possible. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Stay tuned for more info on the Library’s first ever “Night of Writing Dangerously.”
CFPL NOVEMBER FILM NOIR: THE BIG COMBO Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m.
The CFPL November Noir Series presents a feature-length showing of The Big Combo (1955), with commentary by Dr. Grant Tracey, Professor of Film Studies, Creative Writing, and Popular Culture at The University of Northern Iowa. Refreshments provided.
MONUMENTS & MILITARY CEMETERIES OF THE WESTERN FRONT Wednesday, November 2 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for Historian Thomas Connors’ talk about “Monuments & Military Cemeteries of the Western Front” in the Large Meeting Room at the Library.
FAMILY MINECRAFT—SUPER-SIZED! Children and parents will dive into an all-new game world from Network Nirvana in this 4-week workshop designed to enhance Minecraft skills and critical thinking abilities! Players will solve puzzles and fight off enemies in this huge new game world designed for both children and adults! Registration required.
For more information about Library events, visit www.cedar-falls.lib.ia.us. 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. www.CedarFalls.com Fall 2016 | 9
Cedar Falls Recreation Center YOUTH PROGRAMS CF LIONS CLUB BOYS BASKETBALL 3RD & 4TH GRADE
1ST NATIONAL BANK GIRLS BASKETBALL 1ST & 2ND GRADE
Dates: Begins October 29 Days: Saturdays Times: 9:00- 10:25 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: Lincoln Elementary Fee: $35.00 by October 15
Dates: Begins October 29 Days: Saturdays Times: 11:00 - 11:55 a.m. Location: CF Rec Center Fee: $30.00 by Oct 15
CF AMVETS POST 49 BOYS & GIRLS BASKETBALL FOR KINDERGARTEN
Don’t see your age group here? More Basketball in January www.cedarfalls.com/ youthprograms.
Dates: Begins October 29 Days: Saturdays Times: 9:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. Location: CF Recreation Center Fee: $30.00 by October 15
TUMBLE & MOVE WITH US
Age: 3 years old through Kindergarten Dates: Session 1 Begins Oct. 8 for 6 weeks Days: Saturdays Times: 10:00 a.m. 3-5 year olds 11:00 a.m. 4 yrs. - Kindergarten Location: Cedar Falls Recreation Center Fee: $32.00
Age: Children not yet in Kindergarten Dates: Session 1 October 4 - December 22 Times: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Location: Cedar Falls Recreation Center Fee: $3.00 per visit or $40.00 per session
RECycle for RECreation
Your can donations made at the Transfer Station/Recycling Center on State Street will go to making programs and memberships affordable to Cedar Falls youth who may need assistance. When you stop by to do your recycling, please drop your cans and bottles off the in the RECycle for REC boxes. Thanks!
*Program meets only when CF Schools are in session
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ADULT SPORTS & LEAGUES BASKETBALL LEAGUES
Age: 18 years or older Dates: November 9-Mid February Days: Wednesdays Times: 6:45 - 10:30 p.m. Location: Various CF Schools Gyms Fee: $360.00 per team Registration: Open to all October 12 Registration Deadline: October 30 Schedules available: November 3
Age: 18 years or older Dates: Begins October 19 Days: Wednesdays Times: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Location: Cedar Falls Rec Center Fee: $65.00 per team Registration: Open to all September 21 Registration Deadline: October 9
Age: 16 years or older Dates: October 10-Mid February Days: Mondays-Mixed AA, A, B, C Wednesdays-Women AA,A,B,C Mixed B Times: 6:45 - 10:00 p.m. Location: Various CF School Gyms Fee: $115.00 per team Registration: Open to all September 13 Registration Deadline: October 2
Dates: Sept./Oct., Nov./Dec. Days: Mon., Wed., Fri. Times: 8:30 ‑ 10:30 a.m. Location: Cedar Falls Rec Center Fee: FREE for Rec Members Non-Members-$24.00/session
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CEDAR FALLS REC CENTER FITNESS CLASS PASS 4 Month or 1 Month 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. Fees: $96.00 = 4 month pass for Non-Rec Center Members Available in Jan, May & Sept. $48.00 = 4 month pass for Rec Center Members Available in Jan., May & Sept. $35.00 = 1 month pass for Non-Rec Center Members Available any month. $30.00 = 1 month pass for Rec Center Members Available any month. $5.00 = fitness class tryout
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Cedar Falls Recreation Center • Weight/Exercise Room
• Locker Rooms
• Steam Rooms
• Multi-Purpose and Meeting Rooms for Rental
Hours: Labor Day - Memorial Day
Sunday: Monday–Friday: Saturday:
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 5:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
• Full & Half Size Gymnasiums
• Activity Room for Kids
• Racquetball Courts
• Child Care
• Indoor Track & Cardio Area
REC CENTER FEES
Daily 20 Punch Annual Resident Rates Rate Card Membership 12th Grade & Under $5.00 $45.00 $90.00 Adult $7.00 $73.00 $145.00 Senior Citizen (65) $6.00 $65.00 $130.00 Family - - $220.00 Non-Resident Rates 12th Grade & Under $9.00 $130.00 $200.00 Adult $9.00 $130.00 $340.00 Senior Citizen (65) $8.00 $110.00 $280.00 Family $450.00
CEDAR FALLS RECREATION AQUATICS AT INDOOR POOLS WINTER SWIM PASSES
Resident Rates Non-Resident
Without Rec With Rec Membership Membership Youth/Sr $70/$75 $20 Adult $90/$95 $20 Family $125 /$135 $45
Peet & Holmes
OPEN REC SWIM
AUGUST 25 - MAY 25 HOLMES POOL 505 Holmes Dr. • 319-553-3012 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. Tues., Thurs., Sun. 1:00 - 3:45 p.m. Sunday PEET POOL 525 E. Seerley Blvd. • 319-553-3011 1:00 - 3:45 p.m. Saturday
Infant 2 & Under Youth 3-17 Adult 18 & older
SPECIAL DAYS AT THE POOL $3.00 $4.00 $4.00
AUGUST 25 - MAY 26 HOLMES POOL 6:00-6:50 p.m. Sunday 6:15-7:00 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. 8:55-9:50 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. PEET POOL 5:45 - 7:30 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri.
The public pools will be available throughout the school year most Saturday and Sunday evenings after 4:00 p.m. for private parties. Two weeks prior to party is recommended and upon availability. Rental fee is $60.00 per hour for parties up to 75 people. For parties over 75 people the rental fee is $75.00 per hour.
AQUA TRIM Dates: Session II Oct 10‑Nov 9 Session III Nov 16‑Dec 19 Days: Monday & Wednesday Time: 6:15 ‑ 7:00 p.m. Location: Holmes Pool Fee: $30.00
Coming to the CF Rec January 2017: ‘LEAN INTO IT’ Team Body Fat Percentage Loss Challenge. Get your team of 3-4 people for this 16 week program from January 9-April 30, 2017. Throughout the challenge all participants will be given tips, motivation, weekly Sunday afternoon ‘Huddles’ (workouts) and biweekly educational meetings. The team with the highest body fat percentage loss wins a prize! Fitness and nutrition specialists will provide tips to stay healthy, motivated and properly nourished. Registration forms will be available online at cedarfalls.com/fitness, the Rec and various locations. Registration opens Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. For more info contact Shelly Johannsen, firstname.lastname@example.org. If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you. Now is your time to GET LEAN!
DEEP WATER AQUA TRIM Dates: Session II Oct 10‑Nov 9 Session III Nov 16‑Dec 19 Days: Monday & Wednesday Time: 7:00 ‑ 7:45 p.m. Location: Holmes Pool Fee: $30.00
Double Dollar Deal Night‑Sundays Location: Holmes Pool 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. Admission: $2 per person or a season pass Flotation & Squirt Gun Afternoon-Sundays Location: Holmes Pool 1:00 - 3:45 p.m. Admission: Daily Rate Beach balls, Frisbees, noodles, soft throwable balls, inflatables, inner tubes, and squirt guns may be used. SCUBA/SNORKELING OPPORTUNITIES Phone: 319-268-4201 Peet Pool: Sundays 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Date: Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11 Scuba Sunday (Pool admission of $10.00 per day, payable ahead of time at Scuba Too) Space is limited so reserve your spot well in advance. Discover Snorkeling ($27.00 each day, payable at Scuba Too) Introductory snorkeling class designed to teach the skills for a safe, enjoyable experience. Equipment provided. Call for reservations. Scuba Tune Up ($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. Call for reservations. Discover Scuba ($42.00, includes equipment & is payable to Scuba Too) Scuba diving in a safe, controlled environment. You must be at least 8 years old and must complete and sign the Discover Scuba statement. Call for reservations. www.CedarFalls.com Fall 2016 | 11
(Photo Credit: National Geographic, photographer David McLain)
Blue Zones Project Author Dan Buettner Tours Cedar Falls and Hosts Good Food Network Workshop Cedar Falls became a Certified Blue Zones Community in 2014 after a rigorous process lasting more than two years. The Advisory Committee meets regularly to talk about opportunities to continue promoting Blue Zones initiatives. Healthy Living and Quality of Life are key components to Cedar Falls attracting and keeping great citizens. A healthy community provides opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to engage in routine daily physical activity in a safe environment, and is supported by food environments that ensure access to healthy foods. Cities, counties, and school districts play key roles in the creation and support of healthy communities. Promoting Cedar Falls as a Blue Zones Community offers our community an economic advantage.
for a strategic planning session, focusing on policies and programs that would make fresh produce more accessible and affordable, while making it harder and more expensive to eat unhealthy food. Buettner also rented bikes from local supporter of Blue Zones Project, Bike Tech, to tour the Cedar Valley to look at previous Blue Zones efforts focused largely on making the community more walkable and bikable; getting people “out from behind steering wheels and on their feet.” “I’m here with a National Geographic photographer to capture the successes, and there have been many of them,” he said.
Gallup polls show Iowans eat less fresh fruit and vegetables than those living in almost every other state. A group of local government, education, business, and nonprofit agency representatives calling themselves the “Cedar Valley Good Food Network” is working to change that locally.
Sue Beach, who previously led the local Blue Zones effort, remains active with Cedar Valley Blue Zones Project and the new Good Food Network that is pulling together producers and organizations with an interest in locally grown produce. “We have all these great organizations out in the community doing wonderful work, but they were not all connected,” Beach said. “The Blue Zones project has been a platform that allowed all of the organizations to come together.”
The group received a boost last month when the Cedar Valley Blue Zones Project brought in author, Dan Buettner,
The Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments (INRCOG) has taken the lead to organize the Good Food Network.
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“It has been a loose-knit group of people who’ve been meeting but we are ready to become a little more formal,” said INRCOG’s Brian Schoon. Goals include working more closely with farmers markets and continuing to encourage schools to work towards Blue Zones Designation, and encouraging hospitals, worksites, and other institutions to have more local produce options. The group plans to explore perks for grocery stores to sell healthier foods; school wellness programs; fostering relationships between food pantries and growers; community-supported agriculture where employers work with producers to get food for their employees; food waste reduction; and exploring an opportunity for patrons to have a discount when purchasing healthy foods at Blue Zones Restaurants. Watch for the Worksite Lunch & Learn at Western Home in late October about Blue Zones Worksites best practices. Worksite leaders are invited to attend. A healthier workforce is more productive and helps control health care costs. For additional information contact CedarValleyBlueZonesProject@gmail.com. Like “Cedar Valley Blue Zones Project” on Facebook for continuous community updates.
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December 31st 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 from your veterinarian: 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 along with 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 us at (319) 273-8600.
If it wags, it needs a tag!
Fees: 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
Do you have a dog that loves to run and be social, but a yard that doesn’t let them? Then the Cedar Falls Paw Park may be the answer. 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 and are valid from January 1–December 31. 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. For more information on pet licensing or Paw Park passes, stop by City Hall at 220 Clay Street or call us at (319) 273-8600.
Preventing Thefts and Break-ins In recent months, the Cedar Falls Police have had multiple thefts and break-ins throughout the city. Officers suggest the following to prevent you from becoming a victim of this type of crime: • Do not leave things lying around in the yard; bikes in particular make an easy target for bike theft. Also, do not leave your garage door open showcasing items inside that could be taken. • Leave lights on inside and outside your home when you are away so it looks like you are at home. • Do not leave a spare key hidden outside. Many thieves looking to break into a residence know about hidden keys for family members to get in if they are locked out. • Tell your neighbors when you are leaving. If they see something suspicious they can call police. • It is a good deterrent to keep your vehicles and home locked, including windows. The Cedar Falls Police want to keep you and your property safe. By following these simple rules you are less likely to become a victim of crime. Here are a few simple steps you can take to detect possible fraud.
How Can I Detect Fraud and Identify Errors? Keep records of your health care visits, services, and equipment provided, significant lab work, etc. Also, file copies of any bills or notices from insurance companies, doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, as well as canceled checks. Always review your Medicare Summary Notice or Part D Explanation of Benefits, and compare these notices to your own records and receipts to make sure they are correct. Detect mistakes or potential fraud in Medicare payments by tracking your medical services in a Personal Health Care Journal.
Look for three things on your billing statement: 1. Charges for something you didn’t get 2. Billing for the same thing twice 3. Services that were not ordered by you or your doctor Contact provider and explain the error on your Medicare Summary Notice. You pay for your Medicare coverage and you want the payments to be right! If you aren’t satisfied contact Senior Medicare Patrol at NEI3A for help. Also, contact Iowa SMP to request a Personal Health Care Journal. Request your copy today at 1-800-423-2449 or email IowaSMP@nei3a.org.
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Vegetable Oil Recycling Used vegetable oil can be difficult to manage properly. Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO) is not allowed to be disposed of in landfills and is not allowed to be dumped in storm or sanitary sewer systems. The City of Cedar Falls now manages a recycling program for WVO to help residents dispose of liquid cooking oil. Located at 16th & State Streets, the Cedar Falls Transfer Station began the collection program in early 2016. 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. However, WVO should not be confused with petroleum based oils. The Transfer Station has been accepting used motor oil for several years to be recycled into new motor oil. Both oil collection points are clearly marked to prevent cross contamination. Bacon grease or solid cooking grease (Crisco) is not accepted as part of this collection. Solid types of grease, such as these, should be disposed of in the regular garbage. Fats, oils, and greases are also very problematic to the sanitary sewer system. Please be sure that these items are recycled or disposed of properly. If you have questions upon arrival at the Transfer Station, an attendant will be glad to assist you. Other questions can be addressed by calling the Municipal Operations & Programs Department at (319) 273-8629.
Calendar of Events
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1,7–8,14–15,21–22,27–29,31 Panic Park Haunted House Rotary Reserve, 5932 N Union Rd. 7–11 p.m. 433-7275 panicpark.org 1 UNI Football vs Southern Illinois (Homecoming) UNI-Dome, 2401 Hudson Rd. 4 p.m. 273-4849 unipanthers.com 1 10th Annual Pink Ribbon Run Cedar Falls Public Library, 524 Main St. 8 a.m. 277-0213 communitymainstreet.org 1–2 Mopar Max Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 987-2537 racecfmp.com 4–7 Waverly Horse Sale Waverly Sales Inc., 2212 5th Ave NW, Waverly 352-2804 waverlysales.com 5–7 Halloween Hikes River Hills School, 2700 Grand Blvd. 277-2187 hartmanreserve.org 5 Spotlight Series Concert—Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7:30 p.m. 273-2028 uni.edu/music 6 Girl’s Night Out Downtown District 5–8 p.m. 277-0213 communitymainstreet.org 6–9, 12–14 Dead Man’s Cellphone Strayer-Wood Theatre, UNI Campus, 257 W 27th St. 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. 273-6386. uni.edu/theatre 7–9, 13, 15, 16 Calendar Girls Oster Regent Theatre, 103 Main St. 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. 277-5283 osterregent.org 7 Spotlight Series—UNI Jazz Band One and Jazz Panthers Russell Hall, Minnesota St, UNI Campus, 7:30 p.m. 273-2028 uni.edu/music 8 wcfsymphony Presents: Four Seasons I Brown Derby Ballroom, 618 Sycamore St, Waterloo 5 & 8:30 p.m. 273-3373 wcfsymphony.org 8–10 Endurance Festival The Runner’s Flat, 120 Main St. 7:30 a.m. 277-1154 therunnersflat.com 12–14 Midwest International Carillon Festival Campanile, UNI Campus, Cedar Falls 273-2028 uni.edu/music 14–15 Annual Gigantic Rummage Sale Cedar Falls Woman’s Club, 304 Clay St., Fri 4–8 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m.–2 p.m. cedarfallswomansclub.com 14–15,21–22 Pippi Longstockings Hope Martin Theatre, 225 Commercial St, Waterloo 7 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m. 291-4494 wcpbhct.org 15 Fall Finale Event—Mark Trammell Quartet Riverview Conference Center, 439 N Division St, Cedar Falls 7 p.m. 268-0787 riverviewministries.com 15 Saturday Fun Day Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd, Cedar Falls 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 987-2537 racecfmp.com 15–16 UNI-Dome Arts and Crafts Show UNI-Dome, 2401 Hudson Rd. 563-652-4529 16 The Aluminum Show *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 3 p.m. 273-3660 gbpac.com
16 Inventors Cemetery Walk Greenwood Cemetery, 404 N College St. 2 p.m. 266-5149 cfhistory.org 18 UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club Fall Concert *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7:30 p.m. 273-2028 uni.edu/music 20 Spotlight Series Concert—Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7:30 p.m. 273-2028 uni.edu/music 21 Unelectable You *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7 p.m. 273-3660 gbpac.com 21 Readers Theater Hearst Center for the Arts, 304 W Seerley Blvd. 7 p.m. 273-8641 thehearst.org 22 Saturday Fun Day & Hallowild!! Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 987-2537 racecfmp.com 22 UNI Football vs Missouri State (Family Weekend) UNI-Dome, 2401 Hudson Rd. 1 p.m. 273-4849 unipanthers.com 22 15th Annual Grant Wheeler Faith 5K Orchard Hill Church, 3900 Orchard Hill Dr. grantwheelerfaith5k.com 27 Final Thursday Reading Series— Taylor Brorby Open mic at 7:15 p.m., author at 8 p.m. Hearst Center, 304 W Seerley Blvd. 273-8641 thehearst.org 27 Menopause the Musical *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7 p.m. 273-3660 gbpac.com 28–30 Twelfth Night Strayer-Wood Theatre, UNI Campus, 257 W 27th St. 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. 273-6386 uni.edu/theatre 29 UNI Football vs North Dakota State (Blackout) UNI-Dome, 2401 Hudson Rd. 1 p.m. 273-4849 unipanthers.com 29 MCC Cross Country Championships Pheasant Ridge Golf Course 3204 W 12th St. 273-2470 unipanthers.com 30 wcfsymphony Presents: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Symphony! *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 4 p.m. 319-273-3373 wcfsymphony.org 31 Trick or Treat Downtown Downtown District 3:30–5 p.m. 277-0213 communitymainstreet.org
Spotlight Series—Concert Chorale and UNI Singers *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7:30 p.m. 273-2028 uni.edu/music 3–6 Twelfth Night Strayer-Wood Theatre, UNI Campus, 257 W 27th St. 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. 273-6386 uni.edu/theatre 4 Cedar Falls Woman’s Club Annual Chili Supper 304 Clay St. 5–7 p.m. 266-1431 cedarfallswomansclub.com 5 Country Unplugged—Featuring Mark Chesnutt, Lorrie Morgan, and Joe Diffie *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7 p.m. 273-3660 gbpac.com 5–6 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals UNI-Dome, 2401 Hudson Rd. 9 a.m. preseasonnationals.com 7 UNI Women’s Basketball vs Maryville University McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 7 p.m. 273-4849 unipanthers.com 10–12, 17–18 IAHSAA State Semi-Final & Final Football Playoffs UNI-Dome, 2401 Hudson Rd. 273-4849 iahsaa.org
11–12; 18–19 The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe Hope Martin Theatre, 225 Commercial St, Waterloo 7 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m. 291-4494 wcpbhct.org 12 LitCon Cedar Falls Public Library, 524 Main St. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 273-8643 cedar-falls.lib.ia.us 14–15 Spotlight Series Concert—UNI Fall Opera Performance Russell Hall, Minnesota St., UNI Campus 7:30 p.m. 273-2028 uni.edu/music 15–20 Festival of Trees *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 268-3161 wheatoniowa.org/festival-of-trees 16–17 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 6:30 p.m. 273-3660 gbpac.com 17 Final Thursday Reading Series— Dorothy Winsor Open mic 7:15 p.m., author at 8 p.m. Hearst Center for the Arts, 304 W Seerley Blvd. 273-8641 thehearst.org 19 wcfsymphony Presents: Glorious Brass Nazareth Lutheran Church, 7401 University Ave. 7:30 p.m. 273-3373 wcfsymphony.org 19 Foreigner The Hits Unplugged *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7 p.m. 273-3660 gbpac.com 19 UNI Football vs South Dakota State (Senior Day) UNI-Dome, 2401 Hudson Rd. 4 p.m. 273-4849 unipanthers.com 20 UNI Women’s Basketball vs Wisconsin-Parkside McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 2 p.m. 273-4849 unipanthers.com 24–26 MVC Women’s Volleyball Tournament McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 273-2470 unipanthers.com 25 Holiday Hoopla Kick-Off Downtown District 6–8 p.m. 277-0213 cfholidayhoopla.com 26 Small Business Saturday Downtown District 10 a.m–5 p.m. 277-0213 communitymainstreet.org 28 Cedar Valley Christmas Concert *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7:30 p.m. 273-3373 wcfsymphony.org 30 UNI Men’s Basketball vs George Mason McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 273-4849 unipanthers.com
1 Jingle and Mingle on Main Downtown District 5–8 p.m. 277-0213 cfholidayhoopla.com 2–3 UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club Christmas Variety Show *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7:30 p.m., plus Sat 2:30 p.m. 273-2028 uni.edu/music 2–4, 9–11 I Love a Piano—Holiday Tribute to Irving Berlin Oster Regent Theatre, 103 Main St. 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. 277-5283 osterregent.org 3 Breakfast with Santa Cedar Falls Community Center, 528 Main St. 8–11 p.m. 277-0213 cfholidayhoopla.com 3 Museum Holiday Celebration John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, 500 Westfield Ave., Waterloo 10 a.m. 292-6126
Holiday Concert Hearst Center, 304 W Seerley Blvd. 2 p.m. 273-8641 thehearst.org 4 Canadian Brass *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 4 p.m. 273-3660 gbpac.com 6 Spotlight Series Concert—UNI Choirs Holiday Concert *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7:30 p.m. 273-2028 uni.edu/music 7 UNI Men’s Basketball vs South Dakota State McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 273-4849 unipanthers.com 8 Hoopla Cheer Downtown District. 6–9 p.m. 277-0213 cfholidayhoopla.com 9–11, 15–18 A Christmas Story, The Musical Hope Martin Theatre, 225 Commercial St, Waterloo 7 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. 291-4494 wcpbhct.org 10 Santa Snow Shuffle 5K Fun Run/Walk Corner of State & 2nd Sts. 8 a.m. 277-0213 cfholidayhoopla.com 10 Winter Wonder’Loo Downtown Waterloo 3 p.m., 291-2038 Mainstreetwaterloo.org 10 wcfsymphony Presents: A New Nutcracker *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 4 p.m. 273.3373 wcfsymphony.org 10 UNI Women’s Basketball vs Creighton University McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 2 p.m. 273-4849 unipanthers.com 10 UNI Men’s Basketball vs North Dakota McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 273-4849 unipanthers.com 11 Sandi Patty *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 3 p.m. 273-3660 gbpac.com 12 UNI New Horizons Band Concert *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7:30 p.m. 273-2028 uni.edu/music 15 Baby It’s Cold Outside Downtown District 6–8 p.m. 277-0213 cfholidayhoopla.com 16 Kenny G Live in Concert *GBPAC, 8201 Dakota St. 7 p.m. 273-3660 gbpac.com 17 Movie Magic Oster Regent Theatre, 103 Main St., 10 a.m. 277-5283 osterregent.org 17 UNI Fall Commencement McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 273-2241 uni.edu/commencement 18 UNI Women’s Basketball vs University of North Dakota McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 2 p.m. 273-4849 unipanthers.com 22 Wrap It Up Downtown District 6 p.m. 277-0213 cfholidayhoopla.com 22 UNI Women’s Basketball vs Kansas State University McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd. 7 p.m. 273-4849 unipanthers.com
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URBAN TREES REDUCE STORMWATER RUNOFF Streets to Streams, No Treatment In-Between • RAIN washes away pollutants from driveways, parking lots, and streets. • RUNOFF quickly makes its way to local creeks, streams, rivers, and lakes through storm drains. • WATER quality must be maintained for drinking, recreation, and wildlife. Help prevent water pollution in our community. PLANT TREES! • TREES act as mini-reservoirs, controlling stormwater runoff at the source.
Be safe…contact Iowa One Call before your shovel hits the soil! Call 811 or visit www.IowaOneCall.Org. Trees have a multitude of benefits. They conserve energy by shading buildings and paved surfaces, filter airborne pollutants, remove atmospheric carbon dioxide, reduce stormwater runoff, and increase the value of your home (for example, increases “curb appeal” thereby increasing sale prices). Mature trees can intercept, infiltrate, and evapotranspire 760–4,000 gallons per tree each year. Arbor Day Foundation: www.arborday.org Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources, Forestry Department: www.iowadnr.com/forestry National Tree Benefit Calculator: www.treebenefits.com (Cool Tool Alert!) Operation ReLeaf: www.alliantenergy.com Plant Some Shade®: www.midamericanenergy.com Rainscaping Iowa: www.rainscapingiowa.org Trees Forever: www.treesforever.org
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