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CEDAR FALLS — Nearly 120 sixth-grade students representing 20 area school districts will participate in the Central Rivers AEA Math Bee on Thursday in Cedar Falls.

Students qualified for the event by scoring in the top 25 percent of the regional Central Rivers AEA Math Bees held April 10, 18 and May 4. The event will begin at 9 a.m., with awards and conclusion at 11:30 a.m.

Roller derby bout is Saturday

WATERLOO — The undefeated Brawlers are back for their fourth bout of the season on Saturday at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.

They will take on the Skunk River Riot out of Ames for the first time.

Doors open at 3 p.m. in conjunction with Cedar Valley Junior Roller Derby’s bout at 3:30 p.m. Brawler action starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are good for both bouts and are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Kids 8 and younger are free.

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at Mohair Pear, Waterloo Bicycle Works, Cedar Valley Chiropractic or from team members.

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VFW Post sets weekly events

WATERLOO — The Sullivan Brothers VFW Post 1623, 1406 Commercial St., has several events planned this week.

From 5 to 7 p.m. today, a $4 meal includes garlic chicken, breadsticks, jello fluff and dessert.

Free pool and happy hour drinks are available all day Wednesday. Thursday bingo is 5 to 7 p.m. On Friday, karaoke is from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday potluck starts at 5 p.m. followed by game night. Sunday features a pepper tournament from 2 to 4 p.m. for those who sign in before 2 p.m.

Lions club hosts meal on Sunday

NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Lions are having an omelet and all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the New Hartford Community Building.

Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12.

The Girl & Boy Scouts also will have a bake sale.

East High sets art, music event

WATERLOO — The East High School arts and music department is having The Arts at the Amphitheatre from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Riverloop Amphitheatre in Waterloo.

The East High School band, chorus and orchestra will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The East Art Auction is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and includes student artwork that will be available for silent auction during that time.

The Central Middle School band will host a concert prior to the event from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Proceeds from the art auction benefit the East High art department.

The event is free and open to the public.

Quota to host reading program

WATERLOO — Quota of Waterloo will have a business meeting May 22 at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, 3117 Greenhill Circle in Cedar Falls.

People can come at 6:15 p.m. and for dessert and the program. Darren Hanna will share information on the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a nationwide network of communities working to increase third-grade reading proficiencies.

Guests are always welcome, and membership is open to everyone.

Quota members also will volunteer at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank from 5 to 7 p.m. June 7 and 19.

Aging agency hosts programs

WATERLOO — NEI3A will host free Fresh Conversations programs on sun exposure and vitamin D this month.

Local facilitator Kristine Zmolek will lead a conversation at 10:30 a.m. May 22 at the Waterloo Senior Center, 2101 Kimball Ave.

Local facilitator Janet Buls will lead a conversation at 10 a.m. May 29 at Walnut Court, 315 Walnut St.

Fresh Conversations is sponsored by Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging. New members are always welcome.

Water Works topic of program

WATERLOO — Reed Craft will be the presenter at the Cedar Valley Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. May 22 at the Grout Museum.

Craft will present part 3 of his series on the history of the Waterloo Water Works, covering 1937 to 2000. His talk will begin with a short overview of the early years before 1937. Then he’ll delve into the changes and challenges the municipality faced during World War II, stopping at the beginning of the new century.

All programs are open to the public. Program admission fees are $3 for adults and $2 for children.

New members are always welcome. Anyone interested in becoming a member and learning more about upcoming programs should contact Craig Bravender at 296-3019.

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