WATERLOO — TaiChi QiGong for Health will be held at 10:15 a.m. Saturdays at United Medical Park, Physical Therapy, 1731 W. Ridgeway Ave.

TaiChi QiGong is an ancient practice from China that is suitable for all, a gentle exercise and a meditation in motion. The 50-minute-long class is helpful for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia and imbalance.

Cost is $4, and the entry door is left of Entrance 7.

For more information, call 239-6052 or email well8aged@gmail.com. There will be no classes Jan. 20.

Legion hosts ‘oyster’ feed

NEW HARTFORD — The American Legion will host the Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed at 6 p.m. Saturday at Beaver Creek Bar and Grille.

The restaurant is located at 422 Packwaukee St., and donations will be accepted.

Hearst exhibit reception set

CEDAR FALLS — A new exhibition drawing upon the Hearst Center’s permanent collection highlights the diversity of artworks gifted to the center by its members.

“FRIENDS: Your Gift to the Collection” will run through Jan. 28. A public reception for the exhibition is set for 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday; musicians Steph and Tom will offer live jazz from 7 to 9 p.m.

The exhibition features a wide variety of works, including pieces by significant regional artists such as Dean Schwarz and John Page. Additional works, including a lithograph by Kathe Kollwitz and an etched metal assemblage by Louise Nevelson, were gifted in 2010 but have rarely been shown. New donations are making their debut, including a rakuware ice wagon by Nina Ward.

Visitors to the Hearst Center attending the exhibition reception also will have the opportunity to start – or build upon – their own personal collections.

Waverly vets

to serve meal

WAVERLY — A community breakfast will be served by the Waverly Area Veterans Post from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Waverly Area Veterans Post, 1300 Fourth St. N.W.

The menu will include eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage, baked goods, fruit, coffee and juice, as well as bloody marys.

The public is welcome.

West Music program slated

CEDAR FALLS — Patrick Jones will present a program on “Teaching Improvisation to Intermediate Students” at the Northeast Area Music Teachers Association meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the West Music Store, 6322 University Ave.

The public is welcome and invited to attend.

A native of Georgia, Jones serves as associate chaplain and music ministry coordinator at Western Home Communities and teaches jazz improvisation lessons in his home.

Winter picnic scheduled

JANESVILLE — There will be a winter picnic at Ingawanis Woodland, 2588 Hawthorne Ave., on Saturday.

This picnic will be a come-and-go event. Participants are asked to get outdoors and explore the snowy woodland. People are welcome to come for the Iowa Games Snowshoe race at 9 a.m.

Activities in conjunction with the race include a 9:30 a.m. breakfast served by the Bremer County Nature Alliance members, a 10 a.m. snowshoe hike led by naturalist Heather Gamm and then a campfire, tepee and crafts courtesy of the Bremer County Nature Alliance.

Form more informaion, contact Gamm at 882-4742 or naturalist@co.bremer.ia.us.

Council seeks trivia teams

WATERLOO — Family & Children’s Council of Black Hawk County is looking for teams to compete in a popular trivia night at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the UAW 838 Hall, near La Porte Road and Mitchell Avenue.

Each team is to have eight people. Teams will compete for prizes by testing their knowledge by answering a wide assortment of questions.

The FCC facilitates several programs in Black Hawk County that provide education in schools, direct services to families, and community outreach to prevent child abuse and strengthen families.

To register a team, contact Amanda Goodman at 234-7600 or amanda@fccouncil.net.

WCA offering spring classes

WATERLOO — New spring classes and programs for all ages are being offered at the Waterloo Center for the Arts.

There are play groups and classes for painting, sewing, clay work, drawing, watercolors, woodblocks, book binding, stained glass, beads and dying.

For a complete list of programs and descriptions, go to waterloocenterforthearts.org.

To register, stop in or call 291-4490.

Students eligible for essay contest

DES MOINES — Students in grades seven through 11 can now enter the 12th annual Money Smart Kid essay contest and compete for the chance to win $1,000 to help boost their college savings.

The statewide essay contest is sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association.

Eligible students can enter the contest by writing an essay of 400 words or fewer, addressing the following: Write a brief newspaper article describing the potential devastating effects of a natural disaster (fire, flood, hurricane, etc.) on a family’s financial situation. Be sure to include tips and resources for readers to help prepare them for a potential future unexpected crisis.

Essays are due by March 16. The student with the winning essay will be selected as Iowa’s Money Smart Kid for 2018.

For more information and the Money Smart Kid application, go to https://iowajumpstart.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/msw-kid_iowa_2018-application.pdf.

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