City of Cedar Falls
Summer 2016 Volume 26 No. 1
Our citizens are our business
UNIVERSITY AVENUE UPDATE Transformation of University Avenue is progressing! Work kicked off on March 1st. The overhaul of University Avenue from Grove Street to McClain Drive will continue all summer and fall. The first step, in the spring, was improvements to underground utilities such as the water main, storm sewer (pipes that carry rain water away), and waste water in the side areas with frontage roads. That work will be drawing to a close. Some frontage roads have been replaced in their new configuration. The second step is now in action: tearing out the north lanes of University Avenue and installing new roadway. Two west-bound driving lanes will be constructed on the north side, along with right and left turn lanes. During construction, Tucson Drive, Valley Park Drive, Blackhawk Village, and Waterloo Road intersections will FIND INFO AT continue to have signals. llswww.cevdeaprrfa ct.com je o Please be patient during construction and watch for changes at intersections. Throughout sitya r e iv n u the summer, there will be spots that are temporally closed for a number of weeks. This is all part of the construction process. Things are always changing as the new road and intersections take shape. Each week the City updates a map identifying closures and sections of focus for each week. The updates are published on the University Avenue project website www.cedarfalls.com/universityave and Channel 15, and are also in the newspaper. Sign up for direct e-mail notifications through “Notify Me” on the City’s web page: www.cedarfalls.com. Over the course of the project, the City will hold public information meetings and provide education on driving in a roundabout. All businesses and residences will continue to have access during construction. University Avenue will remain open throughout construction. Please support the businesses during construction, they are open! The entire transformation of University Avenue spans from Main Street to Midway Drive. It is anticipated to take three to four years to complete. While improving safety of the roadway is a key goal, the project is much more than that. When completed, sidewalks, trails, bus pull offs, shelters, and landscaping will be in place. It will meet the visions of the Cedar Falls Comprehensive Plan and the 2020 Strategic Plan. • Project web page: www.cedarfalls-universityaveproject.com • Facebook page: www.facebook.com/University-Avenue-Reconstruction-Project-1687983378126994/ • Twitter: twitter.com/CFUnivAveRecon Because the overhaul of University Avenue is a significant project for the community, a variety of efforts to update citizens on project progress and offer information on how to use two-lane roundabouts will occur. In June, a guided tour for driving a roundabout was hosted at UNI’s West Dome parking lot. Cones and chalk were used to create a two-lane roundabout. Staff drove participants through the roundabout covering key points on use of a two-lane roundabout. A floor display at the Library entrance is in full swing. Patrons entering the foyer may follow a “traffic lane” into the roundabout and experience the signage in place as well as see the layout of a two-lane roundabout.
From July – September, the following are planned: July 23 Monthly Sep. 10 Sep. 20
Downtown Farmers Market Currents Up Close (Channel 15) Downtown Farmers Market Public Information Meeting #2 (on Phase 2)
Additional events may be added to this list. If you would like to volunteer to help with these efforts or to schedule a presentation for a group, please contact Stephanie Houk Sheetz at (319) 268-5151.
ARE NEIGHBORS COMPLAINING? Code Enforcement is busy responding to tall grass and weed complaints. Cedar Falls would like to remind residents to cut their grass on a regular basis. City code prohibits grass and weeds exceeding 12 inches in height. When staff discovers a property in violation, or if a complaint is filed, a letter will be sent to the property owner instructing them to mow their yard. If this violation is not corrected within the designated timeframe, the City contractor will perform the work and the cost will be assessed to the property owner. In conjunction with mowing your yard, help keep our streams and lakes clean through proper lawn maintenance practices. Phosphate levels can be 30 – 40% higher in surface water from streets with leaves or grass than from clean streets. This can cause algal blooms and growth of unwanted aquatic vegetation in our streams in lakes. So please keep your grass clippings out of the street!
STAY INFORMED. TUNE TO CHANNEL 15 Cedar Falls Community Television, Channel 15, is your home for local programming. Channel 15 televises City Council & Planning and Zoning Commission meetings each month connecting citizens with local government issues. Beginning in August, Cedar Falls Community Schools Board of Education meetings will also be shown live on Channel 15 on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. We also produce several shows each month so the viewers of Cedar Falls can be informed and entertained with locally produced content. These shows include Currents Up Close, Veterans of the Cedar Valley and Serving the Valley. Cedar Falls Community Television televises many local high school and college athletic events each month so that Cedar Falls residents can enjoy local games and events on Cedar Falls Channel 15. This season marks our eighth season as the production crew for the Panther Sports Network. This year’s PSN schedule includes four UNI Football games and up to six other UNI athletic events. Enjoy all that Cedar Falls Community Television has to offer, including these local sporting events this fall. These Cedar Falls High School athletic events will be replayed on Channel 15. Tue., Aug. 30 Cedar Falls Volleyball v Waterloo East Fri., Sep. 2 Cedar Falls Football v Ames Tue., Sep. 13 Cedar Falls Volleyball v Cedar Rapids Kennedy Thu., Sep. 15 Cedar Falls Cross Country: Rich Engel Classic Fri., Sep. 16 Cedar Falls Football v Western Dubuque Tue., Sep. 27 Cedar Falls Volleyball v Dubuque Senior Tue., Oct. 4 Cedar Falls Girls Swimming v Dubuque Senior Fri., Oct. 7 Cedar Falls Sophomore Football v Waterloo West Fri., Oct. 7 Cedar Falls Football v Waterloo West Tue., Oct. 11 Cedar Falls Volleyball v Cedar Rapids Washington Sat., Oct. 15 Cedar Falls Freshman Football: Holmes v Peet Thu., Oct. 20 Cedar Falls Football v Waterloo East
These Panther Sports Network events will be shown live on Channel 15. Replays of PSN events will also be shown on Channel 15. Sat., Sep. 10 UNI Football vs. Montana........................4 P.M. Sat., Oct. 1 UNI Football vs. Southern Illinois...........4 P.M. Sat., Oct. 22 UNI Football vs. Missouri State...............1 P.M. Sat., Oct. 29 UNI Football vs. North Dakota State....... 6 P.M. For weekly schedules go to www.cedarfalls.com/cabletv
ELECTRONICS & HAZARDOUS MATERIAL DROP-OFF EVENT – SEPT. 24TH
Contact Waste Trac • (319) 266-TRAC (8722) • Education Team for the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission
Residential Electronics Recycling & Household Toxins Drop-off The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission will be partnering with the City of Cedar Falls to sponsor an electronics recycling and household hazardous materials drop-off event. ALL Black Hawk County residents are welcome to bring approved items from their homes and garages (fees may apply). The drop-off will be held on Saturday, September 24th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Cedar Falls Public Works Complex (2200 Technology Parkway). Follow the signs from the corner of Hudson Road and Technology Parkway to the drop-off site. Approximately 40 volunteers (age 18+) are needed to help unload items, direct traffic, survey participants, and make this event run efficiently. Groups and individuals interested in volunteering should contact Tammy Turner at 266-TRAC (8722) or by email at email@example.com. Items such as lawn chemicals, rechargeable batteries, fluorescent light bulbs (compact and tube), propane tanks, old gasoline, mercury thermometers, and much more will be accepted for safe disposal. Each vehicle/household can recycle two Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) containing computer monitors/televisions for free (including console TVs and TVs/monitors with the big bump in the back). Additional CRTs are $5 each. Flat screen TVs/monitors, computer accessories, game systems, vacuums, VCR/DVD players, radios, humidifiers, holiday lights, and much more will be recycled at no cost. All hard drives will be shredded. A complete list of accepted items and associated fees can be found at the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission’s website www.WasteTrac.org. THESE ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED: Paint, appliances (including microwaves, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc.), tires, motor oil, antifreeze, ammunition, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, asbestos, radioactive materials, or non-hazardous waste. REMINDER: Electronics waste and hazardous materials from businesses, churches, and schools will not be accepted during this event. For more information about recycling options, please call the Waste Trac Education Team (266-8722) or visit www.WasteTrac.org. 2 | Summer 2016 www.CedarFalls.com
RECORD SETTING GROWTH!
Another record for Cedar Falls! The city has set an all-time high of new construction valuation of more than $133 million as of June 3 – surpassing the old record of $125 million. Credit is due to the hardworking stakeholders involved at many levels and the great quality of life here in Cedar Falls. Hats off to our tremendous city staff; without whose assistance this could not have happened. A painful part of progress in any growing city is the modernization of transportation infrastructure; mainly the roads. I’m sure nearly everyone is aware of the construction taking place on University Avenue. The plan is to complete that transportation corridor within the next three to four years. Regardless of previous design discussions, the road most definitely needed to be replaced. As predicted, new retail outlets (e.g. furniture and grocery) are already planned along with office-type suites along the corridor and this is all occurring while road construction is midstream. For those businesses currently being affected, the city is updating its website and press releases are going out on a regular basis to keep folks up to date as construction progresses. There are also plans for additional road creation and replacement. For example, Greenhill Road will be connecting west of Hudson Road over to University Avenue. Eventually the plan is to finish the extension from University Avenue further west to 27th Street at UNI. For 2017 the plan is to finish the extension from University Avenue to 27th Street at UNI. There is already interest in rezoning and developing property along this extension. Beginning in late 2018 the city has plans to reconstruct West 1st Street from Hudson Road to Franklin Street. Once again, regardless of the design decision, this needs to be completed. Most citizens don’t realize this stretch of 1st Street’s traffic is the busiest in Cedar Falls. Lastly, there are future plans to reconstruct the Highway 58 and Viking Road interchange. Design completion is slated for the end of 2017 with construction anticipated to commence in the spring of 2018. Project completion is expected to take two years with the majority of funding coming from the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT). Details of these major Cedar Falls road projects are constantly updated and available on the city’s website at www.cedarfalls.com under “Special Roadway Corridor Projects”. The plan is to not raise property taxes to pay for this progress. Fortunately, the city has been budgeting and saving for these improvements. In fact, various sources are being utilized to pay for these projects such as Local Option Sales Tax, TIF funds, road-use taxes, state-transfer dollars and various grant opportunities. A number of major construction projects were started or were completed in 2015-16. Projects in various states of completion include warehouse expansions, equipment distributor, lab/testing facility and office buildings at both north and south Industrial Parks. Our award-winning downtown is seeing State Street explode with wonderful developments, a full-line of leased properties, retail additions and more residential units. College Hill is adding repurposed and new buildings and new apartment complexes are being developed that are suitable for UNI students and others wanting that college “vibe”. It’s obvious the planning and foresight of various individuals over the past number of years is paying off. My goal is to assist with expanding the projects that bring dollars into our city, increase job opportunities and continue to improve our quality of life – all of which contribute to making Cedar Falls a destination city. It is a pleasure to serve our great city.
Mayor Jim Brown
Summer Yard Waste Collection and Drop-Off Schedule
Don’t Wait For the past 91 years the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has commemorated the Great Chicago Fire with an annual Fire Prevention Week. Since 1927, the NFPA has used themes for this week to help spread the word about fire safety. This year is no different. The 2016 theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Don’t Wait—Check the Date! Change your smoke detectors every 10 years.” Cedar Falls Fire Rescue is taking this message to our citizens, but we are not going to wait until Fire Prevention Week that is over three months away. We want our resident and business owners to start making plans today! So go ahead, take down a smoke detector in your home or business. Check the date and then put the detector back until you are ready to replace it.
On July 1st the collection schedule for curbside yard waste will change to every other week during the summer months. Yard waste will be collected from July through September on the following dates: July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22, September 12, September 26 The schedule for the transfer station will not change. Yard waste will be accepted exclusively on Mondays and throughout the week in smaller quantities. Starting in October, yard waste will be collected every Monday for the months of October and November. A reduced rate of $5 per dump will be charged during this time. Compost Facility Operation The compost facility is open daily throughout the summer months. Operating hours from May through September is Sunday through Saturday 7:00 a.m. to Dusk. Compost and wood mulch is available on site for residential use. The use of mechanical loading equipment is prohibited.
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VOLUNTEER ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT THE CEDAR VALLEY?
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Cedar Falls Neighborhood Identification Project
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(based on existing signage, resident input, wards, HOAs, Implementation of this program neighborhood associations, would be by the neighborhood and zoning boundaries) associations in coordination with the City.
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The 2025 Plan fosters neighborhood investments. Identifying neighborhoods is one way to create a sense of place. Please review the draft neighborhood boundaries www.cedarfallscom/neighborhoods and provide your feedback. You can also comment at these events: Sturgis FallsCelebration (Booth), Sat.,June 25 @ 1–3 pm in front of City Hall. Neighborhood Mapping Project Mon., July 18 @ 4–6 pm Cedar Falls Farmers Market,IA Cedar Falls, R-2 Sat., Aug. 15 @ 9 am–noon A-1
Map details based on existing signage, resident input, wards, HOAs, neighborhood associations, and zoning boundaries.
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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 SUMMER Camp Creativity (Age 3 – 4)
EXHIBITS June 3 – July 17, 2016: Selections from the Permanent Collection:
John Page’s Boundary Waters series, Gary Kelley’s drawings of James Hearst, some of David Delafield’s paintings that are new to the collection, and more are on the walls of the Dresser-Robinson Gallery at the Hearst Center.
Rownd I & II Classrooms Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $35 ($31.50)/week Limit: 12 Mon., July 11 – Fri., July 15: Superheroes and Friends Mon., Aug. 1 – Fri., Aug. 5: Paints, Prints, and Patterns
The Hearst introduces preschoolers to a wide variety of art mediums in these five-day camps.
June 5 – July 28, 2016: Iowa Watercolor Society
The Iowa Watercolor Society’s annual juried exhibition is displayed at the Hearst. The Society’s mission is to support and encourage advancement of watermedia and to foster the appreciation and interest of both the artist and the viewing public. The IWS provides a supportive environment with education and exhibition opportunities for the water media artist of any level.
July 25 – 28 September, 2016: 20th Century French Art from the Mary Musser Gilmore Collection Muscatine Art Center Reception: Thursday, July 28 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
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.
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Sponsored by the UNI College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences Mon., July 18 – Fri., July 22 In this super camp, instructors assist students in harnessing their imagination to tell powerful stories.
“DoodleSplat”: Paints, Prints, & Patterns
Mon., July 25 – Fri., July 29 This camp encourages students to doodle, dot, splish, and splash through colorful activities.
“Planet Art” Exploring Art around the World Camp Discovery (Grades K – 3)
August 13 – October 2, 2016: Helen Logan: Watercolors
Superhero Stories”: Writing, Illustration, and Graphic Technology
Rownd I Classroom Group A: 9 a.m. - noon Fee: $60 ($54) per week/Limit: 12 Group B: 1 – 4 p.m. Fee: $60 ($54) per week/Limit: 12 *Students may register in both Group A & B for a total of $120 ($108)/week.
Camp Exploration (Grades 4 – 6)
Rownd II Classroom Limit: 12 / Group A: 9 a.m. – noon Fee: $60 ($54)/week / Limit: 12 Group B: 1 – 4 p.m. Fee: $60 ($54) per week / Limit: 12 *Students may register in both Group A and Group B for a total of $120 ($108)/week.
Mon., Aug 8 – Fri., Aug. 12 Learn about different art forms from around the globe.
“What’s in a Name?”:
Introduction to Famous Artists & Styles
Mon., Aug. 15 – Fri., Aug. 19 Paint like Picasso, sculpt like Rodin, sketch like Da Vinci, and more in this new summer camp that’s all about exploring artistic styles.
www.TheHearst.org ADULT WORKSHOPS Summer Red-Hot Raku Workshop
Sat., Aug. 6, 13, & 20 / 1 – 4 pm Adams Ceramics Lab, Parking Lot Instructor: Kelsey Sorensen Fee: $15 ($13.50) / Limit: 8 Raku is a very involved and exciting ceramic firing process. You can take your work home at the end of the workshop.
Tue. & Thu.: 9 am – 9 pm • Wed. & Fri.: 9 am – 5 pm • Sat. & Sun.: 1 pm – 4 pm • Closed on Mondays
TEEN CLASSES Summer “Write On!”
Exploring Poetry & Finding Your Voice
(Ages 13 – 18)
Thu. & Fri., July 14 – 29 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Classroom: Nancy Price Instructor: Melina Gotera Fee: $35 ($31.50) Regardless of experience in writing or reciting poetry, all interested students are welcome.
ADULT CLASSES Summer Paint Your Way
(Formerly Painter’s Studio)
Thu., July 14 – 28 / 1 – 3 p.m. Location: McElroy Classroom Instructor: Kim Blakesley Fee: $45 ($40.50) This class allows students to grow in their understanding of basic acrylic or oil painting techniques.
Explore Zen Doodling
Tue. & Thu., July 12 – 28 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. McElroy Instructor: Carrie Worthington Fee: $45 ($40.50) / Limit: 15 Stretch your skills with class demonstrations, dynamic class discussions, and studio work time. Supply lists at the front desk.
Clay Your Way Limit: 6
Dates: Tue. and Thu., July 12 – 28 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Adams Ceramics Lab Instructor: Kelsey Sorensen Fee: $45 ($40.50) + $25 lab fee This introductory class explores the fundamentals of hand-building and throwing on the pottery wheel.
Discover Acrylic Painting
Nat Geo Workshop Sunday, July 17 (Rain Date: July 24) Time: 1 – 4 p.m Classroom: McElroy and Rownd Instructor: Carrie Worthington Fee: $20 ($18)
Discover the magic and fun of morphed National Geographic pages.
For fall classes, stop by the Hearst Center and pick up your Fall 2016 brochure in August!
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.
Tue. & Thu., Aug. 9 – 25, 5 – 7 p.m. Classroom: McElroy Instructor: Kim Blakesley Fee: $45 ($40.50) / Limit: 15 Provides first-time painters with the necessary skills to construct a painting.
Discover Watercolor Painting
Tue. & Thu., July 12 – 28 Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Classroom: McElroy Instructor: Merle Poland Fee: $45 ($40.50) This colorful class is ideal for the beginner or intermediate student who wishes to gain a strong understanding of the watercolor painting process.
The Hearst Sculpture Garden is the perfect setting for a charming intimate wedding, April through October. For more information, call 319-273-8641.
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.
304 West Seerley Boulevard | Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613 | 319.273.8641
James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts
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James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts 304 West Seerley Boulevard | Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613 | 319.273.8641 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.
Movies under the Moon
Music by the Cedar Valley Acoustic Guitar Association begins at 6:30 p.m. The featured film begins at dusk, or around 9 p.m. July 8.................. We Bought a Zoo (2011; PG) July 22................ Bolt (2008; PG) August 5............. Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007; PG) August 19. .......... Rio (2011; G) 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.
Hearst Film Series
7 p.m. every Tuesday. Sponsored by Far Reach.
JULY—Harry Potter continued
July 5.................. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007; PG-13) July 12................. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009; PG) July 19................. Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows, Part 1 (2010; PG-13) July 26................ Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows, Part 2 (2011; PG-13)
AUGUST—Back to the 80s
August 2............. Footloose (1984; PG) August 9............. The Breakfast Club (1985; R) August 16........... Back to the Future (1985; PG) August 23........... Pretty in Pink (1986; PG-13) August 30........... Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986; PG-13)
SEPTEMBER—Stars of Harry Potter
September 6....... Daniel Radcliffe: Kill Your Darlings (2013; R) September 13...... Emma Watson: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012; PG-13) September 20..... Rupert Grint: Driving Lessons (2006; PG-13) September 27..... Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon: Quartet (2012; PG-13)
Readers Theater The Red Herring Theatre Collective presents readers theater performances quarterly. Readings begin at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Jones Law Firm.
July 21 Placebo By Melissa James Gibson Children’s concerts & activities Under 21 concert
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.
September 8 Ella Fitzgerald America’s First Lady of Song
Cedar Valley Chamber Music
The second Friday of each month (September – May) at noon Listen to live music. Bring your lunch. Donations go to the UNI School of Music scholarship fund.
Music in the Garden
September 9 Disciples of Chris (jazz)
July 16. ............... Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite children’s concert, 2 p.m. July 18. ............... Stefan Kartman (cello) and Jeannie Yu (piano), 7 p.m. (Free-will donation) July 21................. Chad Elliott, 7 p.m.
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.
August 25 Grant Tracey, author of the short story collection Final Stanzas September 29 Paul Hedeen, book release reading for the new poetry collection, Under a Night Sky
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2nd Annual Cedar Valley GranFondo and FondoFest – Aug. 20 Community Main Street, the Iowa Bike Coalition and the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau are teaming up to host the second annual GrandFondo Cedar Valley and FondoFest Celebration on August 20th. During the Cedar Valley’s first and only gran fondo cycling event, registered riders will have the option to bike a 100 mile or 60 mile course. Routes will begin and end in downtown Cedar Falls. Ride registration is currently open at www.granfondocedarvalley.com. FondoFest is a free, family-friendly street festival, complete with live music, craft beer, children’s activities held in conjunction with the bicycling event. A cross fit competition will be held after the bike ride launches. The beverage tent and music starts at noon with a special FUNdo Kid’s Area open from 4 – 7 p.m.! For info visit www.communitymainstreet.org.
Downtown Cedar Falls Welcomes New UNI Students – Aug. 20 On Sat., Aug. 20th from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Cedar Falls Community Main Street welcomes UNI students to “Panther Prowl”, formerly known as “Panthers on Main” celebration. TC will welcome students downtown. There will be a variety of fun activities, including music, free popcorn and the annual Scavenger Hunt. Prizes will also be handed out to new students includin gift certificates, in-store drawings and a grand prize drawing for a $100 gift card. Free student bus rides to and from 4th and Main Street during the afternoon.
ARTapalooza Community Main Street is excited to be hosting the 10th annual ARTapalooza on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in downtown Cedar Falls! In addition, downtown is filled with artist demonstrations, live entertainment and free children’s activities. Nearly 50 regional artists will display and sell their work. Participating artists were chosen through a highly cometitive jury process. A variety of artwork will include ceramics, paintings, sculptures, fiber, jewelry, mixed media and many others. The Hearst Center for the Arts and downtown merchants will host a variety of children’s activities including face painting, easel painting, WCF Symphony Zoo and various other hands-on activities. For more information, please visit www.communitymainstreet.org.
CELEBRATE CEDAR FALLS THROUGH ITS HISTORY Ice House Museum • Wed. & Sun., 1 – 4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Try hands-on activities, watch videos, and learn how ice harvesting transformed our culture and daily lives.
Little Red Schoolhouse • Wed., Sat., & Sun., 1 – 4 p.m.
From the slate blackboard to the potbellied stove, this 1909 schoolhouse recalls a time when siblings and neighboring children gathered together to learn. FREE.
Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum • Tue. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sun., 1 – 4 p.m. Current Exhibition “A Useful Tool: Invention in Cedar Falls” open through December. Useful Tool” Program Series: Makers Morning • Sat., July 16, 9 a.m. – noon
The Cedar Valley Makers will be setting up shop and hosting an open house for all ages. Bring your imagination along and see what you can build! FREE.
Curb(master) Appeal • Sun., Sept. 18, 2 p.m.
Jim Widmann, expert model maker for Curbmaster, will describe the company’s groundbreaking approach to road construction. FREE.
Historic Bus tour to St. Louis, Missouri • Sept. 19 – 23, 2016
Join us as we explore the history and culture of the “Gateway City” with period homes, Civil War sites, architecture, gardens, and more! See our website for more information and to register.
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Special 12th Grade & Under
Senior Citizen (65) Family
Special 12th Grade & Under
Senior Citizen (65)
Cedar Falls Recreation Center Discounted Theme Park Tickets available at the Recreation Center
Footgolf at Walters Ridge is expanding to 18 holes, starting July 9, for the Cedar Falls Foot Golf Championship! For details call 266-8266, or email email@example.com. A special thanks goes out to Standard Golf Company for donating the 18 cups and flags to make this event possible.
CF Rec Price
Adventureland (credit only)
Lost Island Water Park
Six Flags Great America + Hurricane Harbor; Gurnee, IL
Six Flags; St. Louis, MO
Valleyfair + White Water Country; Shakopee, MN
Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines Adult/Youth
Non-Rec Center Member: CASH ONLY
Adventureland Credit Only
REC CENTER SUMMER MEMBERSHIP SPECIALS
ADULT EXERCISE-FITNESS PASS
The Cedar Falls Recreation Center offers a one or four month fitness pass. You may purchase a card that permits your unlimited use of any fitness class that does not require pre-registration. A recreation facility membership is not needed to purchase a fitness pass. The fitness pass allows usage of the locker room and fitness classes only. Session 2: May – August Session 3: September – December $96 – 4 month pass / $48 Members $35 – 1 month pass / $30 Members (Cannot run into the next month) One time class tryout: $5 Watch for upcoming fitness class and schedule changes coming in September! A FULL LISTING OF CLASSES IS AVAILABLE WWW.CEDARFALLS.COM/FITNESS Personal Trainers Recommit to your resolutions! Personal Trainers are offered to help meet your fitness needs by working one on one. Individual sessions may be scheduled at any time. Your personal trainer will teach you all the proper techniques and equipment usage and devise a routine suitable for your personal needs and activities. Call or visit our web site for more information. 319-273-8636
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May-August Summer Special
12th Grade & Under
Non-Resident May-August Summer Rates Special
12th Grade & Under $18.00
Senior Citizen (65)
Senior Citizen (65)
NFL Flag Football 1st – 6th Grade Teams start Practices late August Registration Begins: July 15 Games Begin: September 8 Pfeiffer & Birdsall Parks Practices: Various schools & parks Fee: $43 by July 31 / $48 starting Aug 1
CF FIRE & RESCUE 1ST & 2ND GRADE DIVISION Officiated games are scheduled Sat. mornings. Coaches will schedule and players will be notified after Aug. 20 CF INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENTS 3RD & 4TH GRADE DIVISION Officiated games are scheduled on Thu. evenings after 5 p.m. or Sat. mornings. Coaches will schedule and players will be notified after Aug. 20. CEDAR FALLS FIRE & RESCUE 5TH & 6TH GRADE DIVISION Officiated games are scheduled on Thu. evenings after 5 p.m. Coaches will set schedule and players will be notified after Aug. 20. This 5 on 5 game provides exciting, non-contact play with all players being in skill positions. This game emphasizes the basics of football. Participants should sign up according to their elementary school. All players will receive a reversible football jersey. Register early; all programs are limited in size. Parent volunteer coaches are needed. If interested contact Brock Goos at 273-8636.
Cedar Falls Sertoma Club Volleyball 3rd – 6th Grade Saturdays / Sep. 10 – Oct. 22 Registration Begins: July 15 3rd & 4th Grade 9 – 10:25 a.m. 5th & 6th Grade 10:30 – 11:55am Fee: $39 by Sep. 4 / $44 starting Sept 1 Description: 1 hour 25 minutes sessions Players will be taught the basics of volleyball. All participants will be placed on teams and receive a program t-shirt. Please register early.
ADULT PROGRAMS Adult Fall 12” Softball League 18 years + / Birdsall Park Fee: $65 / Tue. & Thu. August 23 – End of Sep. / 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Mixed League ($60 towards complex improvement fund) Registration: Returning Teams: Begins July 22 / All teams: Begins July 29 Deadline: August 14; number of teams accepted is limited. Description: 10 game season Mixed & Men’s Leagues Divisions 1 & 2. Adult Kickball League 18+ / Wed. / Begins August 24 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. / Birdsall Park Fee: $65 / Registration Begins: July 20 Deadline: Aug. 14; # of teams is limited. Description: This 6-game season plays on Wed. evenings at Birdsall Park. Teams may consist of any combination of men and women 16+.
Cedar Falls Recreation Center ENJOY OUR PARKS! Picnic Shelter Rentals The Island Park Beach House is all new! 218 Center Street in Island Park Cedar Falls, Iowa The East (bridge side), which can hold up to 120 people in a banquet style seating if desired, the entire building with banquet style seating for around 180. Each side has a stainless steel serving counter and a sink with hot and cold water available for use. The facility comes with the appropriate number of tables and chairs located in storage rooms on either side of the facility. A garage door separates the two sides. Men’s and women’s rest rooms are located on the east side of the building with access from the outside of the building and are available to the general public using the trails or park. Windows open easily for great ventilation and an enjoyable view of the park and river. Ceiling fans will help move the air in an effort to keep the inside of the building cool on the hot summer days ahead. A small deck/patio is available with the respective ends on the river side of the building. Reservation Fee – paid at the time of reservation. Area to be rented Monday – Thursday Friday – Sunday & All Holidays East or bridge side $125 $200 Entire building $175 $275 A deposit check of $500 is required the east side or $750 for rental of the entire building.
Gateway Celebration Shelter
Plan your 2016 Golf Outings There is still plenty of time left to plan your 2016 golf outings! The Pheasant Ridge Golf staff will be happy to assist you in setting up a full-service outing at either of the two Cedar Falls municipal courses. The pro shop staff can provide assistance with scheduling your event and other tournament services such as meals, prizes, package deals, and other specials. Golf outings are an excellent social gathering for your organization, group or business. If you are interested in setting up a golf outing or tournament this season, call the Pheasant Ridge Pro Shop at 266-8266 and Golf Professional John Bermel or a member of his staff can assist you.
Big Woods Lake Campground
Reservation Fee – paid at the time of reservation. Monday – Thursday $70 Friday – Sunday & Holidays $110 Damage Deposit $250
For more information regarding campground reservations and prices, contact Black Hawk County Conservation Office (319) 433-7275.
Located just south of the Highway 58 overpass on South Main Street. The 3-acre park is entirely fenced, where dog owners can let their dogs roam without a leash. Annual permits to utilize the park are $15 for each dog and can be purchased at Cedar Falls City Hall, 220 Clay Street. Daily passes can be purchased for $2 at the park for those who do not purchase an annual dog pass. Prices are subject to change for upcoming seasons. Dogs that utilize the park must have current vaccinations. General rules are posted at the park.
Sign up for golf specials Take time to subscribe to the City of Cedar Falls, “Notify Me” tool. Pheasant Ridge and Walter’s Ridge golf courses will be providing a number of specials during the 2016 golf season. Some will be advertised well in advance and some will be provided mere minutes before they take place. You can also be notified of specials via Twitter by joining’ “PheasantRidgeCf”. Keep an eye out for Facebook information as well!
Sign Up For Notify Me! Receive announcements and flyers to your phone! www.cedarfalls.com/notify
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Cedar Falls Recreation Center SUMMER AQUATICS RECREATIONAL SWIMMING NOW – AUGUST 21
The Falls Aquatic Center 3025 South Main, 319-266-8468 Open Daily (weather permitting) Mon. – Sat. 12 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sun. 1 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Holmes Pool 505 Holmes Drive, 319-553-3012 Open Daily 1 – 4:30 p.m. & 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. Closed for maintenance Aug 8 – 23 *If weather delays opening, staff will attempt to open later in the day at 3 p.m. or 6 p.m.; weather permitting.
Group 8 Captains
Group 9 Admirals
Group 7 Skippers
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Local Daycare providers can now reserve the zero-depth Safari Falls at The Falls Aquatic Center Monday-Friday during the weeks of August 8 – 19 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. Cost is $1 per child and supervisor. Daycares are welcome to bring in snacks and beverages. Registration open to the maximum of 60 spots. Registration will close by 5 p.m. for the following day. Just a reminder daycares must remain in compliance with the State of Iowa Provider/Child Care ratio qualifications while at the Falls. Please contact Chris Schoentag at Chris.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319-273-8636 to reserve a day.
Session 3 July 18 – August 2
Group 5 Deck Hands
QUALIFIED DAYCARES-RESERVE A SPOT NOW!
Lessons are designed by our staff to help promote water safety. Competitive oriented skills have been moved to the more advanced groups. The Recreation Division will do everything possible to see that at least 10 lessons are held, but we cannot control the weather. ADAPTED AQUATICS This class is for children between five and ten with special needs. OLDER BEGINNERS This class is for children between nine and fourteen who have never had swim lessons. BEGINNING DIVING This class is for children between the ages of nine and sixteen, who meet the prerequisite skill levels listed for GROUP 7: Skippers, and want to learn how to dive. INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED DIVING This class is for those having the skills taught in our diving class who want to learn more advanced dives.
Group 4 Swabbies
Peet / Holmes Infant 2 & Under $3 Youth / Adult 3+ $4
SWIM LESSON INSTRUCTION
Group 3 Preschool
The Falls Infant 2 & Under $3 Youth / Adult 3+ $6
Doggie Dip is held at The Falls Aquatic Center SQUIRT GUN NIGHTS on Wednesday, August 24, weather permitting, Mon.: Holmes Pool from 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. FLOATATION NIGHT Any licensed dog Tues.: Holmes Pool from 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. wishing to swim must UFO NIGHT bring 1 – 3 owners with them to the pool, Thu.: Holmes Pool from 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. an adult must attend DOUBLE DOLLAR DEAL with the family/dog. Fri.: Holmes Pool from 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. Admission is $5 per dog; additional owners are POOL RENTAL $4 each, season swim *Holmes Pool is available after honored. Rental feesswim will vary depending on passes the area(s)will beingnot usedbe during the rental period. Lifeguards are provided. hours for private parties. The Safari Fallscost is $200.00 Rock Falls $325.00 Safari & Adventure Falls $425.00 Rock Falls & Adventure Falls $525.00 $60 / hour for parties up to Falls 75 people. Entirethe Facility $650.00 +Open Concession Stand Option $25.00/hr For parties over 75 people, cost is WATER WALKING $75 / hour. SWIM LESSON INSTRUCTION The Falls Aquatic Center will be providing *The Falls Aquatic Center is available at Our swim lessons are designed by ourthis staff tounique promote water safetyexperience for our participants young age. It is our hope that exercise onat aMonday– 8:45 p.m. for a two-hourparticipants party. meet with success early and often help in our swim lesson programs and develop a love and respect for the water. Compet Friday for adults 16 and older now through Rental fees vary. Lifeguards areskills provided. oriented have been moved to the more advanced groups. The Recreation Division will do everything possible to see that at le August 19 from 11:05 a.m. to Noon weather Safari Falls:$200 10 lessons are held, but we cannot control the weather. permitting. Aqua socks bespecial allowed. ADAPTED AQUATICS: This class is for children between five and ten years ofwill age with needs. Rock Falls:$325 Daily admission of $6 or a swim pass is OLDER BEGINNERS: This class is for children between nine and fourteen years of age who have never had swim lessons. Safari Falls & Adventure Falls:$425 BEGINNING DIVING: This class is forrequired. children between the ages of nine and sixteen, who meet the prerequisite skill levels listed f Rock Falls & Adventure GROUP Falls: 7:$525 Skippers, and want to learn how to dive. Students will be taught the proper approach, takeoff, forward dive, backward d Entire Facility: $650 reverse dive and forward dive ½ twist. Open Concession StandINTERMEDIATE Option $25/hr AND ADVANCED DIVING:This class is for those having the skills taught in our diving class who want to learn mo
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Group 1 Infants
Group 2 Toddlers
Fee: $4 or season swim pass for respective season. Check Web Site for Dates www.cedarfalls.com/aquatics Early Bird Lap Swim Holmes Pool / 5:45 – 7:30 a.m. Mon, Wed, Fri @ The Falls Aug 8 – 19 Evening Lap Swim Holmes Pool / 9 – 9:50 p.m. Tues & Thurs / Closed Aug 8 – 23 Weekend Lap Swim Holmes Pool / 5:30 – 6:20 p.m. / Sun. Closed Aug 8 – 23 The Falls will have one lap lane whenever the facility is open: Outdoor Adult fee of $6 or a swim pass applies.
SPECIAL EVENT NIGHTS AT THE POOLS:
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City Expands One Sided Refuse Collection Based on the success of the six month pilot program and resulting efficiencies, new areas have been identified for the one side refuse collection program. This program was designed for refuse collection on one side of the street in low traffic areas.The intent is to maximize route efficiency which will help control costs. As the one side collection program moves forward, the City is hopeful this will help rising landfill costs from being passed on to residents. It will further reduce the impact these large trucks have on the environment and help delay adding additional routes in the future as the city grows. The City of Cedar Falls appreciates the understanding and cooperation of residents in the program areas. Continued support will ensure an efficient, sustainable collection operation. For additional information visit our website at www.cedarfalls.com.
City Plans To Adopt Latest New Construction Codes The City is planning to adopt the latest codes that will apply to new construction, additions, and remodels. These codes include: The 2015 International Building Code, 2015 International Residential Code, 2015 International Mechanical Code, 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code, and 2015 International Fire Code. Adopting these codes allows the City to continue to maintain the highest quality of construction and building safety for our community.
Police Warn Residents Not To Fall For Scams Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. They add new twists to old schemes and pressure people to make important decisions on the spot. One thing that never changes: they follow the headlines — and the money. Cedar Falls Police have noticed a number of recent scams. The most current is your phone rings. You recognize the number, but when you pick up, it’s someone else. Scammers are using fake caller ID information to trick you into thinking they are someone local, someone you trust – like a government agency or police department, or a company you do business with – like your bank or cable provider. The practice is called caller ID spoofing, and scammers don’t care whose phone number they use. Don’t rely on caller ID to verify who’s calling. It can be nearly impossible to tell whether the caller ID information is real. Here are a few tips for handling these calls: • If you get a strange call from the government, hang up. Government employees won’t call out of the blue. • Don’t give out — or confirm — your personal or financial information. • Don’t wire money or send money using a reloadable card. In fact, never pay someone who calls out of the blue, even if the name or number on the caller ID looks legit. • Feeling pressured to act immediately? Hang up. That’s a sure sign of a scam. Cedar Falls Police ask that citizens think before acting after getting a phone call requesting money. For more information, please contact the police department at 319-273-8612.
How Can I Protect Myself Against Medicare Fraud? Protect your personal information. You should avoid sharing personal information on the phone or over an unsecure Internet connection. Never purchase items from a website that you’ve found from an e-mail link. The Cedar Falls Police Department radar trailer can be requested for your neighborhood. The goal of the radar trailer is to increase traffic safety. If you would like to have the radar trailer on your street, please call 273-8612.
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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.
YOUTH DEPARTMENT In July, the summer library program continues in the youth department with a concert by Dino O’Dell (7/14 at 9:30 and 11), Dan Wardell’s Reading Roadtrip (7/20 at 10:15 and 11:15 at the Community Center), Ben’s Bubble Show (7/21 at 10 and 11), and a visit from Blank Park Zoo (7/20 at 10:30, 11:30 and 1:30). There will be no storytimes during the month of August. Storytimes will resume after Labor Day, Tue., Sep.6. Book discussion groups for 3rd / 4th graders & for 5th / 6th graders resume in September. To register your child and pick up the first book, stop by the youth department in August. 3rd and 4th grade group will meet on the last Thursday of each month, September through May, at 4:15. The 5th and 6th grade group will meet on the last Monday of each month, September through May, at 4:15. Beginning this fall, Wednesday early-out afternoons at 3 p.m. will feature programming for school-aged children, beginning with Crazy 8’s Math Club for children in kindergarten through 2nd grade. Crazy 8’s is designed to get kids fired up about math. Each week, Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess, all while bonding with new friends over math. It is important to attend as many meetings in the 8-week series as possible, as each week’s activities build on skills from previous sessions. Look for Crazy 8’s Math Club for grades 3–5 at the library later this winter.
YOUNG ADULTS (TEENS)
Teen Minecraft sessions on a whole new level will happen on Tuesday, July 12 and 19. Enter TJ Nissen’s “World of Adytum,” grab your apartment, and start playing. Stop in on Wednesday afternoons for Teen Happy Hour, and check out the flavor of the week. TeenMini-Golf, an “after hours event,” takes place on July 8. Stop by the Young Adult Department to register, and check out other fun events happening this summer.
PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES - LINDA MCCANN: LOST BLACK HAWK COUNTY July 2 at 10 a.m.
There were 100 named locations in Black Hawk County that many people do not know about now. Of that number, 25 were post offices. Many of these named locations never became towns, but yet they had a name and it is important we remember them. Most of us know Sans Souci, but our grandchildren won’t know it. Most everyone knows Sturgis Falls was Cedar Falls first name, but what was Waterloo’s? Gilbertville was first spelled Gilbertsville. Do you know Lamb, Hilltop, or Knox? There was an electric train that ran though Waterloo and Cedar Falls, and this gave rise to Cass Junction, Fosselman, Alladin, and Jacobs Crossing. The author will share info on these and more.
STAY FIT AS YOU SIT
July 7 at 3:30 p.m.
July 11 at 11 a.m.
Sandra Burroughs will lead this workshop on staying fit.
Meet and greet players and Bucky!
TERESA SHAW Saturday, October 1 at 11 a.m.
Teresa Shaw, breast cancer survivor, will share her story about beating breast cancer. From the diagnosis to meeting Garth Brooks by chance at a concert, her story is sure to capture your attention. Join us for this special presentation of a local Iowan to celebrate survival!
SUMMERFEST 2016 Thursday, August 11, 6 – 9 p.m.
Summer Library Program is over, and we’re throwing a party. The Brazilian 2wins are making the music, so bring a lawn chair and enjoy. There will be games, fun, and free food while it lasts in the library’s parking lot. If it rains, we will be in the Community Center. All events at the public library are free. These events are sponsored by the Cedar Falls Community Foundation’s Robert and Shirley Berg Fund for use by the Cedar Falls Public Library, the Foundation’s Kathryn Ray Fund for use by the library, and the Friends of the Cedar Falls Public Library. Please consider joining the Friends to support great library programs. 14 | Summer 2016 www.CedarFalls.com
Calendar of Events For more information please visit www.cedarfallstourism.org or call 268-4266 or visit us at 6510 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls.
2,9,16,23,30 Cedar Falls Farmer’s Market Overman Park, 300 Clay St. 8:30 a.m. 2 Bridge-2-Bridge Bike Ride Gateway Park, 1st & Lincoln St . 8:30 a.m. 266-9901. cvbikecollective.org 2-3 Cedar Valley Pedal Fest Gateway Park, 1st & Lincoln St. 8 a.m. 268-4266. cedartrailspartnership.org 2 Cedar Valley Jaycee’s Fireworks Festival Cattle Congress Grounds, 250 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo. 5 p.m. cedarvalleyjaycees.org 5,12,19,26 Cedar Falls Municipal Band “Celebrations” Overman Park, 300 Clay St. 7:30 p.m. 266-1253. cedarnet.org/cfband 7-10 BLAST Iowa Summer Sizzler The Falls Aquatic Center, 3025 Main St. 290-6261. blast.usswim.net 7,14,21,28 College Hill Farmer’s Market 2205 College St. 4 p.m. 8,22,29 Friday Fun Night Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 6 p.m. 987-2537. racecfmp.com 8 Movies under the Moon We Bought A Zoo Cedar Valley Acoustic Guitar at 6:30pm. Movie around 9 p.m. Overman Park, 300 Clay St. 277-0213. cedarfallsdowntown.com 8-10;13-17 Singin’ In the Rain Hope Martin Theatre, 225 Commercial St, Waterloo. 7 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. 291-4494. wcpbhct.org 9 Arnold Motor Supply Night of Fire Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 987-2537. racecfmp.com 10 ACCEL Triathlon: George Wyth State Park. 3659 Wyth Rd. 8 a.m. 596-1101. acceltriathlon.com 11 The Oak Ridge Boys GBPAC*, 8201 Dakota St. 7 p.m. 273-4879. gbpac.com 13-16 Cedar Valley Gospel Music Fest Riverview Conference Center, 439 N Division St. 6 p.m. 268-0787. riverviewministries.com 15-16 BBQ’Loo & Blues Too Lincoln Park, 201 E 4th St, Waterloo. Fri 5:30 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 291-2038. mainstreetwaterloo.org 15 Live to 9 – Stackhouse Sturgis Park, 121 Center St. 5:30 p.m. liveto9.com 16 Makers Morning Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum, 308 W 3rd St. 9 a.m. 266-5149. cfhistory.org 16 Saturday Fun Day & Midnight Mania Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 2 p.m. 987-2537. racecfmp.com
17 Huey Lewis and the News GBPAC*, 8201 Dakota St. 7 p.m. 273-4879. gbpac.com 19-24 140th Annual Iowa State Trap Shoot Cedar Falls Gun Club, 6138 W Cedar Wapsi Rd. iowastateshoot.com 21-24 Puss in Boots - Sturgis Youth Theatre 273-6387. uni.edu/theatre 21 Red Herring Theatre Collective Hearst Center, 304 W Seerley Blvd. 7 p.m. 273-8641. thehearst.org 22 Movies under the Moon – Bolt Cedar Valley Acoustic Guitar at 6:30 p.m. Movie around 9 p.m. Overman Park, 300 Clay St. 277-0213. cedarfallsdowntown.com 23 Iowa Shrine Bowl All Star Football Classic and Parade Parade at 9:30 on Main St. in downtown Cedar Falls. Game at 4 p.m. at the UNI-Dome. 2501 Hudson Rd. 493-5371. iowashrinebowl.org 23-24 Big Bucks Shootout Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 987-2537. racecfmp.com 23 River’s Edge 10K George Wyth State Park, 3659 Wyth Rd. 9 a.m. 575-0989. trekmanracing.com 27 No Prep Real Street Drags Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 5:30 p.m. 987-2537. racecfmp.com 29 Live to 9 - The Icebreakers Sturgis Park, 121 Center St. 5:30 p.m. liveto9.com 30 In The Kitchen w/ Laura Ingalls Wilder Three Pines Farm. 9611 Wagner Rd. 10:30 a.m. 404-2942. threepinesfarm.com 30,31 IHRA/Summit Super Series Points #7 & 8 Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 987-2537. racecfmp.com 30-Aug 7 95th Annual Cedar Falls Bible Conference Riverview Conference Center, 439 North Division. 268-0787. riverviewministries.com
2,9,16,23,20 August Ensembles Overman Park, 300 Clay St. 7 p.m. 266-1253. cedarnet.org/cfband 4,11,18,25 College Hill Farmer’s Market 2205 College St. 4 p.m. 5 Movies under the Moon Alvin and The Chipmunks Cedar Valley Acoustic Guitar at 6:30 p.m. Movie around 9 p.m. Overman Park, 300 Clay St. 277-0213. cedarfallsdowntown.com 5-7 Iowa Irish Fest Lincoln Park, E 4th & Mulberry Sts, Waterloo. 234-9029. iowairishfest.com 6,13,20,27 Cedar Falls Farmer’s Market Overman Park, 300 Clay St. 8:30 a.m.
12 Live to 9 – Sideshow Bob Sturgis Park, 121 Center St. 5:30 p.m. liveto9.com 13 Saturday Fun Day & Midnight Mania Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 2 p.m. 987-2537. racecfmp.com 17 No Prep Real Street Drags/Bracket Racing 101 Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 5:30 p.m. 987-2537. racecfmp.com 19,26 Friday Fun Night Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 6 p.m. 987-2537. racecfmp.com 7,14,21,28 Movies under the Moon - Rio Cedar Valley Acoustic Guitar at 6:30 p.m. Movie around 9 p.m. Overman Park, 300 Clay St. 277-0213. cedarfallsdowntown.com 19-21 Old Time Power Show Antique Acres, 7610 Waverly Rd. 987-2380. antiqueacres.org 20 Panthers on Main Downtown Cedar Falls. 1 p.m. 277-0213. cedarfallsdowntown.com 20 Cedar Valley Gran Fondo/Fondo Fest Downtown Main Street. 277-0213. cedarfallsdowntown.com 20-21 IHRA/Summit Super Series Points #9 & 10 Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 987-2537. racecfmp.com 25-28 Some Enchanted Evening Oster Regent Theatre, 103 Main St. 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. 277-5283. osterregent.org 27 Harleys & Hot Rods Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 987-2537. racecfmp.com 27 Cedar Valley Pridefest W. 4th St., Waterloo, Noon www.cedarvalleypridefest.com 27 The Booth Brothers in Concert Riverview Conference Center, 439 N Division St. 7 p.m. 268-0787. riverviewministries.com 31 No Prep Real Street Drags/Bracket Racing 101 Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 5:30-9 p.m. 987-2537. racecfmp.com
1,8,15,22,29 College Hill Farmer’s Market 2205 College St. 4 p.m. 3 Grudge Inc. Invades Cedar Falls Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 5:30 – 9 p.m. 987-2537. racecfmp.com 3,10,17,24 Cedar Falls Farmer’s Market Overman Park 8:30 a.m.
Cedar Falls Municipal Band Labor Day Encore Concert Overman Park, 300 Clay St. 7 p.m. cedarnet.org/cfband 7 No Prep Real Street Drags/Bracket Racing 101 Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 5:30–9 p.m. 987-2537. racecfmp.com 9,23,30 Friday Fun Night Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 6–9 p.m. 987-2537. racecfmp.com 10 ARTapalooza Downtown Main Street. 9 a.m. 277-0213. Communitymainstreet.org 10 Park to Park Half Marathon George Wyth State Park. 7:30 a.m. trekmanracing.com 10 UNI Panther Football vs Montana UNI-Dome, 2401 Hudson Rd. 4 p.m. 273-4849. unitix.uni.edu 10,11 IHRA/Summit Super Series Points #11 & 12 Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 987-2537. racecfmp.com 11 Fall Harvest Festival Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, 1927 E. Orange Rd., Waterloo. 11 a.m. 226-4966. Cedarvalleyarboretum.org 15 George Thorogood & The Destroyers GBPAC*, 8201 Dakota St. 273-4849. 7 p.m. gbpac.com 15-18 National Cattle Congress Fair Cattle Congress Grounds, 250 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo. 234-7515. Nationalcattlecongress.com 17 Doggie Dash 5K Run/Walk Hartman Reserve, 657 Reserve Dr. 8 a.m. 277-2187. Doggiedash5k.weebly.com 17 Saturday Fun Day & Midnight Mania Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 2 p.m. 987-2537. racecfmp.com 18 Ronnie Milsap GBPAC*, 8201 Dakota St. 273-4849. 7 p.m. gbpac.com 23 5th Annual Taylor Morris Glow Stick 5K Gateway Park, 206 Grant St. glowstick5K.com 24 Karen Peck & New River Riverview Conference Center, 439 Division St. 7 p.m. 268-0787. riverviewministries.com 24-25 Terry Stumpf Memorial Race Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Rd. 987-2537. racecfmp.com 30 Music City Hit-Makers GBPAC*, 8201 Dakota St. 7 p.m. 273-4849. gbpac.com 5
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SEWER INCREASES The Cedar Falls City Council voted to increase The Cedar Falls City Council voted to increase monthly sewer charges by 9% each monthly sewer charges by 9% each year over year over the next three years. The increased rate will begin with your August, the next three years. The increased rate will 2016 bill. The new rate schedule is as follows: begin with your August, 2016 bill. The new rate schedule is as follows: Base (1st 200 cu ft. of water used) Incremental—per 100 cu ft. of water used
Current 1st Year 2nd Year Rate Rate Rate $14.30 $15.59 $16.99 $2.56 $2.79 $3.04
3rd Year Rate $18.52 $3.32
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