Constitution Day event planned
CEDAR FALLS --- The question of whether gerrymandering is a threat to democracy is the topic for Constitution Day at UNI from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in Lang Hall Auditorium on the UNI campus. The event is free and open to the public. The moderator is Paul Pate, Iowa Secretary of State. Panel members are Willard Jenkins, former Iowa legislator; John W. Johnson, UNI Emeritus professor of history; and Scott Peters, UNI associate professor of political science. The panel will cover the history, update current issues and describe Iowa’s redistricting process, which is considered a model for other states. The event is sponsored by UNI’s American Democracy Project.
CF Co-op sets food fest
CEDAR FALLS -- The Cedar Falls Food Co-op will hold its fourth annual Food Fest on Sept. 26. The event is free and open to the public. The family-friendly event will feature fresh, seasonal food from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cedar Falls Community Center, 528 Main St. Guests will be able to sample vegetables from Kaiser Farms in Waverly, local teas from Laughing Tree Cafe in Waterloo, freshly harvested apples from Blueridge Orchard in Denver and other treats. Other sample providers include Three Pines Farm, Hansen’s Dairy, Kerns Homegrown, Ginger Thai and Milkbox Bakery. New this year will be beef brisket samples from Roaming Ribeye. Visitors also will be able to get information from UNI local food. Live music will be provided by Fuzzy Logic. Kids activities will be provided by the Hearst Center for the Arts Also new this year is the addition of two food trucks: La Calle Latin American Cuisine and Kubo, Filipino American Food. There also will be a spice demonstration with Frontier Co-op Spices. The Cedar Falls Food Co-op is an effort underway to establish a full-service, member-owned grocery store in the Cedar Falls area. The store will focus on local, healthy and sustainable goods and produce. For more information, go to www.cedarfallsfood.coop. WATERLOO Goodwill gives van to veteran