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LSI receives $15,000 grant

WATERLOO — Lutheran Services in Iowa recently received $15,000 from the Black Hawk County Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. The grant was awarded to LSI’s Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success Program, a free and voluntary home visitation program for families with young children up to the age of 5.

The program helps prevent child abuse by reducing stressors for parents and giving families the tools they need to succeed.

HCC student art exhibition opens

WATERLOO — Hawkeye Community College will kick off the 18th annual Student Art Exhibition with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the library.

Awards will be announced at 7 p.m.

Jurist for the show is Heather Skeens, former director of the Anderson Gallery at Drake University. She was an adjunct art history instructor at Drake and is now marketing strategist for the Cedar Valley Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. She is also involved with Junior League and the Cedar Falls Public Art Committee.

The show will feature works by students in graphic communications, professional photography, digital mass media and welding programs, as well as other fine arts courses. The reception also will feature projects by Hawkeye honors program students and unveiling of the latest edition of ETC, Hawkeye’s literary and arts magazine.

The Student Art Exhibition will be on display through May 5 during regular library hours.

Retired school workers to meet

WATERLOO — The April meeting of the Black Hawk Retired School Personnel will start at 11 a.m. April 18 at the University of Northern Iowa Marshall Center One Room Schoolhouse at the corner of Indiana Street and West 23rd Street in Cedar Falls.

Nathan Arndt, UNI Rod Museum curator, will talk about UNI’s collection of one-room school artifacts.

Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m., with a $9.95 box lunch catered by UNI Dining Services. RSVP to 235-7054 by noon April 12 with choice of sandwich — smoked turkey and provolone, roast beef and cheddar, chicken BLT wrap or vegetable cheddar wrap.

All retired school personnel (administrators, teachers, associates, secretaries, custodians, bus drivers, etc.) are welcome to join the local and state association.

Sheriff to give

100th town hall

CEDAR FALLS — Sheriff Tony Thompson will hold his 100th town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cedar Falls Public Library, 524 Main St.

Thompson regularly holds the town halls to speak directly to the public and answer questions.

Diet, lifestyle to be focus of talks

CEDAR FALLS — Terry Wahls will deliver three presentations at the University of Northern Iowa from 1 to 2:30 p.m., 3 to 4 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. April 19, in Room 220 of the Schindler Education Center on the UNI campus.

Wahls is a clinical professor at the University of Iowa. She also is a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which required her to be in a wheelchair for four years. She restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain.

Wahls’ third presentation from 7:30 to 9 p.m., “Radical Healing: Drugs Not Required,” is open to the public. Wahls will discuss how diet and lifestyle changes can alleviate health risks and how changes to her own diet and lifestyle helped her.

Special Olympics fundraiser slated

CEDAR FALLS — Texas Roadhouse will open at all Iowa locations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday for a free lunch in support of Special Olympics Iowa.

Patrons are asked to leave a donation at their table and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Special Olympics Iowa. Local law enforcement officials will serve meals and bus tables, allowing all tips to also benefit athletes with intellectual disabilities.

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