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Dollar days at the Grout

WATERLOO—The Grout Museum will hold Dollar Days from Dec. 15 to Dec. 29. The $1 admission gets you access to the Grout, the Vet museum, science demos, discovery days activities, and more!

Festival of Trees

CEDAR FALLS—The trees, lanterns, and wreaths are open for bidding. Take home a beautiful addition to your home or office and support a live-saving cause. Go to for more information. Waterloo Winter WonderLoo set

WATERLOO—Winter WonderLoo will kick off the holiday season Nov. 28. Santa will visit Waterloo virtually in order to keep everyone healthy for Christmas Eve. Sign up for a time at this link: You will receive a Zoom link that you will log on Nov. 28. Each child will get their own time to talk with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Join virtually at 6:30 p.m. as a holiday message will be shared and the city will light the tree in Newton’s Park. Letters to Santa: The magic mailbox will be delivered Nov. 28 for you to drop letters in. Drop your letter through Dec. 21 to make sure it reaches Santa in time for Christmas.

Thanksgiving at Salvation Army

WATERLOO—A drive-thru Thanksgiving meal will be served at the Salvation Army’s main office, 89 Franklin St., between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. One-way traffic will be enforced so those picking up a meal must enter on Logan Ave and pull around the west side of the building. Remain in your vehicle and wear a mask.

Library closed for holiday

WATERLOO—Services at the Waterloo Public Library will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, through 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Adopt a cat for Black Friday

WATERLOO—Cedar Bend Humane Society is hosting a Black Friday cat adoption event from Tuesday to Sunday. All cat and kitten adoption fees will be $10 when adopted as a no-contact adoption. Spay and neuter deposit may apply. Appointments can be made from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1166 Airline Hwy. with an approved application. Limited spots are available.

In a no-contact adoption, all final paperwork and payment are handled over the phone or via email. Your cat can be picked up in the secured entryway of the adoption building at the designated appointment time. Regular adoption appointments will not have special adoption pricing. Visit to browse over 100 adoptable cats and to submit an adoption application. Personal photos and videos of any cat found on the website can be requested by messaging Cedar Bend Humane Society’s Facebook (/cedarbendhumanesocietyinc) or Snapchat (cbhumanesociety) from from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday. Do not make an appointment if you are sick or have been in contact with anyone who has been sick. Masks are required. Visit for complete COVID-19 safety precautions. Information about pets ready for adoption, photos, and the application form are available online at


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