Final Thursday Reading Series
Last Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm, Mae Latta Hall
The Final Thursday Reading Series is back with another great slate of featured regional authors and, as always, an open mic where you can share your own creative writing. Q&A follows each reading. Open mic at 7:15 p.m., featured author at 8:00 p.m.. Free and open to the public.

September 26: Jo Knowles, author of the YA novel, Where the Heart is. This event is made possible by the generosity of Ila Hemm.

October 24: Crystal Gibbins, co-editor of Waters Deep: A Great Lakes Poetry Anthology.

November 21: Grant Tracey, author of A Fourth Face: A Hayden Fuller Mystery

Fiber Forms: Works by Teddi Finegan Opening Reception
September 29 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Join us in the gallery to celebrate this upcoming exhibition!

Slow Art Lunch Club
Mondays, September 30, October 28 & November 25 from 12:15-1:00 p.m.
Find some time to unwind and start the week out right. Bring your lunch and join Heather Skeens in the gallery for a guided slow-looking lunch break. Choose a work from the current exhibition and spend time looking-then sharing your experience over lunch with a great group. No RSVP required!

Caylin Jayde: Extirpations in the Anthropocene Opening Reception
October 10 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Artist Remarks at 5:45 p.m.
Join us for art, drinks, great conversation and meet the artist!

Red Herring Reader’s Theatre Presents Compleat Female State Beauty
October 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Written by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by L.C. Kent; Sponsored by Jones Law Firm. It’s 1661 and the most famous portrayer of female roles on the London stage is a performer named Kynaston. But after Charles II changes this to allow women to act, Kynaston’s world is turned upside down. He loses his livelihood, his lover and sense of self. Meanwhile, those around him, including King’s mistress, Nell Gwynn-rise to stardom.

Northeast Iowa Artist’ Studio Tour – Field Trip!
October 11 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
We’re joining with the Waterloo Center for the Arts for this northern Iowa field trip. Enjoy a full date of studio visits, good company and lots of fun. We’ll depart the Hearst at 8:00 a.m. and return at 6:00 p.m. We’ll make a stop in downtown Decorah at the Angry Pickle for lunch. Seating is limited to 12-register soon. Reservations can be made online, click our front page for Leisure Link or call 319.273.8641. Fee: $18/person.

Lunchtime Concert
Bring your lunch and enjoy classics performed live by the UNI Music Department students and faculty. Performances begin at noon.

October 11: Rebecca Burkhardt
A celebration of Walt Whitman in his 200th birthday year. The UNI School of Music composition faculty presents new musical settings of his poetry in a cycle of songs.

November 8: UNI TetraCor
TetraCor, the UNI horn quartet will perform under the direction of Yu-Ting Su.

December 13: UNI Bass Studio
Featuring performances in various music styles by the students from UNI Bass Studio, under the direction of Dr. Alexander Pershounin.

Jazz, Folk & The Blues: History & Music
Musicians from the Cedar Valley Acoustic Guitar Association perform and share stories and histories about their favorite musical artist and genres. All performances start at 7:00 p.m.

October 17: The blues with Adrian Miller
Adrian discusses the history of Blues and plays some tunes.

November 7: The Fabulous Irregulars are Roger Bernard, Dave Morse, Kevin Paar. They play ‘Americana-folk-rock-acoustic ‘ styles of music. Think Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Eagles and music with three-part harmony. Come and be entertained by this blend of Americana and you might just learn something, too!

Guest Speaker: Scott Caweti
Why Meditation Matters and How It Works
October 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Authors Talk With Jon Steinman
October 30 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Jon, a journalist and author of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops int he Age of Grocery Giants will be making the only Iowa stop during his book tour across the United States. Hosted in conjunction with the Cedar Falls Food Co-op.

Poetry Out Loud – Regional Competition
Sunday, December 8, time TBA
Please join us to support our local students! This event is sponsored by the Hearst Center and the Iowa Arts Council. All local students grades 9–12
are invited to register and compete in this national poetry recitation competition (students outside of the Cedar Falls Community Schools system
are welcome.) For rules, approved poems and more information please
visit For more information and to sign up, please call 319.268.5550 or email

Holiday Concert – Bel Canto of the Cedar Valley
Sunday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Live holiday musical performance by the Bel Canto Choir.