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Author Fest

set in Waverly

WAVERLY — Linda Betsinger McCann will participate in the Waverly Library’s Author Fest from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. She will have copies of all her books.

McCann is the author of 10 books published by The Iowan Books.

She continues to search for more men who were in the Civilian Conservation Corps for upcoming books. Email her at

Annual meal set

at Windridge

CEDAR FALLS — Friends of Western Home Communities will host its 43rd annual breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Windridge, 5311 Hyacinth Drive.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, ham, country potatoes, biscuits, juice and coffee. Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door or in advance at any Western Home Communities building.

Presenting sponsor is Dahl-VanHove-Schoof Funeral Home.

The mission of the Friends is to enhance the lives of residents of Western Home Communities. This year’s breakfast proceeds will provide additional training opportunities for students enrolled in a course that prepares them to be professional caregivers and certified nurse assistants.

Blood drive

set in Hudson

HUDSON — Hudson High School will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the community center.

Schedule an appointment at or (800) 733-2767.

Bus tour set

in Waterloo

WATERLOO — The Cedar Valley Historical Society, in commemoration of its 50th anniversary, will sponsor a bus tour of historical downtown Waterloo on Sept. 24.

The tour will include Park Avenue and Fourth and Fifth streets from South to Franklin Street.

There will be two tour times. Cost is $5 per person. For questions, call Nancy Crammond, 404-8302.

Gallery talk

slated Sept. 23

WATERLOO — An opening reception and gallery talk for Pascale Monnin’s exhibition, “Birth of the Hummingbird and Other Marvels,” is planned for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Waterloo Center for the Arts.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Art Center, the reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit will remain on view through Jan. 8 in the Forsberg Riverside Galleries.

Painting party

set at Hy-Vee

WATERLOO — There will be a wine glass painting party from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Ansborough Hy-Vee club room.

Participants will join a dietitian to paint a wine or martini glass and sample spirits and appetizers.

Register and pre-pay at the customer service counter or call 233-3266.

Harvest event

set in Decorah

DECORAH — Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, will host Takkefest, a free harvest celebration, on Sept. 23.

There will be a street party from 3 to 8 p.m. on Mill Street next to the museum for live music, dancing, games for all ages, folk art, Nordic-inspired cuisine, Pulpit Rock brews, Scandinavian treats and more.

The museum’s main building will be open with regular admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and there will be folk art demonstrations and special tours. Admission will be free from 5 to 7 p.m. for the gallery opening of the exhibition “Rocks and Hard Places: Emigration through the Lens of Knud Knudsen.”

Luther hosts

artist series

DECORAH — Rachel Brandwein, Luther College adjunct faculty in music, and Gregory Peterson, professor of music and college organist, will present a Faculty Artist Series recital featuring music for harp and organ at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Center for Faith and Life on Luther’s campus.

The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

C.F. Pear Fair

set for Saturday

CEDAR FALLS — The 2017 Pear Fair is happening from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

More than 25 local and regional indie handmade craft and design vendors will sell their creations at an open-air market on College Hill in the “G” lot at the corner of College and 22nd streets.

There will be ceramics, illustrations, jewelry, prints, clothing, weavings and more. For vendor profiles, go to

Throughout the day, DJs will be spinning vinyl and ZZZ Records of Des Moines will host a vinyl record swap in site. La Calle Latin American Bistro food truck will be on site, and the Cedar Falls Food Co-op and Gallagher-Bluedorn Preforming Arts Center also will have booths.

N.H. Lions Club

breakfast slated

NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Lions Club will have 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.

There also will be a bake sale.


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