Events

September

RED HERRING THEATRE PRESENTS SEASCAPES
Thursday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m.

A giant lizard couple comes on shore to help a human couple with relationship issues. Written by Edward Albee; Directed by Chuck Stilwill; Sponsored by Jones Law Firm.

FINAL THURSDAY READING SERIES
Thursday, September 30, open mic sign up at 7:00 p.m., open mic at 7:15 p.m. with featured author at 8:00 p.m.

Featured Author: Dave Hoing and Roger Hileman | Hoing and Hileman are co-authors of several novels, including Hammon Falls (All Things That Matter Press, 2010) and In the Blood (Penmore Press, 2020).

Join us for a community open mic, followed by a discussion with a featured author. The Final Thursday Reading Series is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center, the UNI College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences,
and the UNI Department of Languages and Literatures. This event takes place on the final Thursday of each month in Mae Latta Hall.

October

BACKYARD CONCERT WITH MUSICAL GUEST, DAVID GERALD – CANCELED – a possible rescheduled date TBA!
Thursday, October 7 at 5:00 p.m. in the Hearst Sculpture Garden

David Gerald’s dynamic, blues-infused rock and soul hybrid sound has been captivating audiences across the country for over a decade. Gerald grew up with the sounds of the Blues, R&B and Rock in his hometown of Detroit. He started playing guitar at fourteen, influenced by Prince and ‘80s rock guitarists. Gerald has performed in many Blues, R&B, and Rock bands, cutting his guitar and vocal chops live. As he began to explore the music of Blues guitar heavyweights like Albert King, ZZ Hill, B.B. King, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, his sound evolved and expanded to where it is today.

LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Friday, October 8 at noon with musical guests: Jazz by Three, Paul Rider – bass, Dennis Johnson – drums and Bob Dunn- guitar directed by Robert Dunn.

Bring your lunch and enjoy classics performed live by the UNI Music Department students. Thank you to the UNI School of Music for providing amazing musical lunchtime experiences at the Hearst.

THE SONGBOOK TRIO
Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Mae Latta Hall

Join Stephanie Althof, vocals; Thomas Tritle, piano; and Allan Jacobson, percussion as they perform ‘The Great Vocalists of the Great American Songbook. Theme: Besides Frank—The Great Male Singers and Their Hits.

CEDAR FALLS AUTHORS FESTIVAL
The Cedar Falls Authors Festival was founded in 2017 to celebrate six nationally-known, best-selling Cedar Falls authors, past and present. The year-long festival was such a success that the founders, with the help of the Hearst Center, are launching “Cedar Falls Authors Festival: Volume II.” Partners include the Cedar Falls Public Library, Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau, and the City of Cedar Falls.

All events in Mae Latta Hall unless otherwise noted. For more information about upcoming events, visit cfauthorsfestival.org or cedarfallslibrary.org. View a printable pdf for this festival here.

Sunday, October 3 at 1:00 p.m.: Barbara Lounsberry presents “Virginia Woolf, the Arts & Crafts Movement, and the Art of the Diary.” Dr. Lounsberry has published a trilogy on Woolf and her diaries, including Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries; Virginia Woolf’s Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries; and Virginia Woolf: The War. A wine and cheese reception and book signing follows.

Tuesday, October 5, at 5:30 p.m. at Hartman Reserve Nature Center Amphitheatre: Join Dr. Suzanne Bartlett on a Forest Bathing Exercise at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center Amphitheatre. Dr. Bartlett is the author of The Outdoor Adventurer’s Guide to Forest Bathing: Using Shinrin-Yoku to Hike, Bike, Paddle, and Climb Your Way to Health and Happiness (Falcon Guides, 2019).

Sunday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m.: Author and UNI professor of art history, Dr. Elizabeth Sutton, discusses her recent book, Angel DeCora, Karen Thronson, and the Art of Place: How Two Midwestern Women Used Art to Negotiate Migration and Dispossession (University of Iowa
Press, 2020).

DRUMMING WITH ED FLACK
Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Ed Flack, Cedar Falls resident and drummer, talks about his book The Ancient Art of Modern Drumming and demonstrates techniques on the American snare drum, sharing the drum’s evolution from 1776 to the present.

MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING: A DISCUSSION WITH DR. ROD DIESER
Thursday, October 21, from 6:00–7:00 p.m. in Mae Latta Hall

We encourage you to read along with us this fall and join in a discussion and Q&A with Dr. Rod Dieser, licensed mental health counselor and professor in the Department of Health, Recreation, and Community Services at UNI.

In conjunction with this event – COMMUNITY READ—MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING
Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning (1946) is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Man’s Search for Meaning is one of America’s ten most influential books (Library of Congress) and is listed on Amazon’s “Top 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime.” This acclaimed book recounts Frankl’s experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during WWII and his development of Logotherapy—an existential counseling theory. The book focuses on love, hope, responsibility, inner freedom, and the beauty to be found in both nature and art as means that help one endure and overcome harrowing experiences. Books are available for purchase at the Hearst Center and checkout (including audiobook) at the Cedar Falls Public Library.

FINAL THURSDAY READING SERIES
Thursday, October 28, open mic sign up at 7:00 p.m., open mic at 7:15 p.m. with featured author at 8:00 p.m.

Featured Author: Maribeth Boelts | Maribeth Boelts is the author of forty children’s books including Kaia and the Bees (Candlewick Press, 2020)), A Bike Like Sergio’s (Candlewick Press, 2016) and The PS Brothers (HMH Books for Young Readers,2010).

Join us for a community open mic, followed by a discussion with a featured author. The Final Thursday Reading Series is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center, the UNI College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences,
and the UNI Department of Languages and Literatures. This event takes place on the final Thursday of each month in Mae Latta Hall.

November

LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Friday, November 12 at noon with musical guests: UNI String Bass directed by Alex Pershounin

Bring your lunch and enjoy classics performed live by the UNI Music Department students. Thank you to the UNI School of Music for providing amazing musical lunchtime experiences at the Hearst.

THE SONGBOOK TRIO
Thursday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Mae Latta Hall

Join Stephanie Althof, vocals; Thomas Tritle, piano; and Allan Jacobson, percussion as they perform ‘The Great Vocalists of the Great American Songbook. Theme: Besides Ella – The Great Female Singers and Their Hits.

CEDAR FALLS AUTHORS FESTIVAL
The Cedar Falls Authors Festival was founded in 2017 to celebrate six nationally-known, best-selling Cedar Falls authors, past and present. The year-long festival was such a success that the founders, with the help of the Hearst Center, are launching “Cedar Falls Authors Festival: Volume II.” Partners include the Cedar Falls Public Library, Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau, and the City of Cedar Falls.

All events in Mae Latta Hall unless otherwise noted. For more information about upcoming events, visit cfauthorsfestival.org or cedarfallslibrary.org. View a printable pdf for this festival here.

Thursday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m.: Author and emeritus professor of geology, Dr. Lynn Brant, discusses his new book, Staring into Compost and Other Essays (Independently published, 2020).

Tuesday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m.: Jim O’Loughlin talks about his new book, The Last Caucus in Iowa (Ice Cube Press, 2020). He is also the author of the flash fiction collection, Dean Dean Dean Dean (Twelve Winters Press, 2017) and the editor of Kurt Vonnegut Remembered (University of Alabama Press, (2019). He is the host of the Final Thursday Reading Series at the Hearst Center, which is now in its 21st season.

Tuesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.: Author Jeffrey S. Copeland discusses his upcoming book,
After Jackie: 15 Pioneers Who Helped Change the Face of Baseball (Paragon House, 2022). Most people know the story of Jackie Robinson and his courage and struggles when breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. However, Jackie was the pioneer for only one of the sixteen teams in Major League Baseball at the time. What about the “other fifteen” pioneers?

FINAL THURSDAY READING SERIES
Thursday, November 18, open mic sign up at 7:00 p.m., open mic at 7:15 p.m. with featured author at 8:00 p.m.

Featured Author: Gary Kelley is a local artist, illustrator and writer and is the will read from his newest graphic novel, Moon of the Snowblind: Pictures and Text by Gary Kelley (Icecube Press, 2019).

Join us for a community open mic, followed by a discussion with a featured author. The Final Thursday Reading Series is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center, the UNI College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences,
and the UNI Department of Languages and Literatures. This event takes place on the final Thursday of each month in Mae Latta Hall.

December

AUTHOR’S TALK WITH WILMA ADELMUND-CONRADS
Thursday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m.

The author and artist shares stories from her self-published book Florence, which set in Iowa during World War II and is based on a true story.

LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Friday, December 10 at noon with musical guest: Jean Hilbert on piano. This concert is a fundraiser to support needed repairs for the Hearst’s Steinway D.

Bring your lunch and enjoy classics performed live by the UNI Music Department students. Thank you to the UNI School of Music for providing amazing musical lunchtime experiences at the Hearst.

THE SONGBOOK TRIO
Thursday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Mae Latta Hall

Join Stephanie Althof, vocals; Thomas Tritle, piano; and Allan Jacobson, percussion as they perform ‘The Great Vocalists of the Great American Songbook. Theme: Holidays Through the Seasons, It’s Not Just Christmas-We Take You Through the Year with America’s Iconic Seasonal Favorites.

CEDAR FALLS AUTHORS FESTIVAL
The Cedar Falls Authors Festival was founded in 2017 to celebrate six nationally-known, best-selling Cedar Falls authors, past and present. The year-long festival was such a success that the founders, with the help of the Hearst Center, are launching “Cedar Falls Authors Festival: Volume II.” Partners include the Cedar Falls Public Library, Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau, and the City of Cedar Falls.

All events in Mae Latta Hall unless otherwise noted. For more information about upcoming events, visit cfauthorsfestival.org or cedarfallslibrary.org. View a printable pdf for this festival here.

Tuesday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.: Grant Tracey discusses his 2020 book Winsome (Final Thursday Press). Winsome follows Eddie Sands, a Korean War vet turned taxi driver, whose efforts to protect people near him quickly entwines him in a tale of jealousy, corruption and redemption. Tracey, a professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa, also regularly appears in regional theatre.