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CEDAR FALLS — As part of the continuing Saturday Workshop series, the World’s Window will host tea sampling demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday.

Jean Johnson, a longtime tea enthusiast, will discuss a brief history of tea and the health benefits associated with the consumption of this beverage. The demonstration will feature Equal Exchange tea available for purchase at the World’s Window.

For more information, call the store at 266-1584.

Monthly can drive slated

WATERLOO — The West High School vocal music department will have its monthly redeemable can drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Baltimore Street entrance of the West High School parking lot.

Students will be outside to remove five-cent refundable glass, plastic and aluminum beverage containers from vehicles.

Money raised each month supports the West vocal music department.

Group to discuss

foreign policy

CEDAR FALLS — The Great Decisions discussion group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room at the Cedar Falls Library.

The January topic, “The Waning of Pax Americana” will focus on a shift from peaceful international relations at any costs to selective U.S. engagement in areas of vital interest.

Anyone interested is welcome.

This event is sponsored by the American Association of University Women and Cedar Valley United Nations Association.

Quota helps

at food bank

WATERLOO — Quota members of Waterloo, who volunteer twice a month at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in Waterloo, will fill backpacks from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Jan. 25.

Anyone who wants to help is welcome.

Catholic seekers

meeting planned

WATERLOO — The Catholic Parishes in Waterloo will host a discussion for Catholic seekers at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at COR, 220 E. Fourth St.

This listening session is for inactive, alienated, discouraged and former Catholics who wish to discuss their past, present or future relationship to the Catholic Church in a safe environment.

AMVETS events are scheduled

EVANSDALE — The Evansdale AMVETS will offer Wednesday bingo at 6:15 and 7 p.m.

A blood drive also is set for Monday.

Lunches will resume from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 22.

Blood drive

set in Vinton

VINTON — There will be a Vinton community blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at Vinton Skate and Activities Center.

For an appointment, go to or call (800) 733-2767.

DAR to give

out awards

CEDAR FALLS — The Cedar Falls Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution will award local senior students at the meeting at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 20 at First Presbyterian Church, 902 Main St.

This is the annual Good Citizens Awards; the winner of the essay contest will be presented with a $500 scholarship.

Hostesses for the day will be Jeverna Mulligan and Eleanor Vanous.

The DAR is open to any woman 18 years of age or older who can prove lineage to an ancestor of the American Revolution.

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