Please Join Us…
While our board and committee members continue important behind-the-scenes work on site selection, name change, and much more, there are also upcoming public events we are planning and welcome your attendance! The following events are for the whole community, meaning that you don’t have to be a member-owner to join in on the fun. We do hope you will ask questions at these events and consider investing in your community in this important way if you haven’t yet.
When: Friday, September 13 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Urban Pie (one of the Co-op’s business partners)
Who: Everyone is welcome – this is an event for all community members
What: This popular reoccurring event is a way to meet other people in the community while learning more about and supporting the Co-op. Stop in for lunch and join in on the conversation. If you are a current member-owner, you can use your co-op card to get a discount at this, one of our more than 75 business partners in the area.
Co-op Bonfire and Potluck
When: Sunday, October 6 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: Big Woods Lake (We’ll send the address to you when you RSVP)
Who: Everyone is welcome – this is an event for all ages and all community members
What: Join us around the bonfire for this family-friendly event featuring soup courtesy of co-op volunteers. Bring others and please bring a side dish of your choosing to share. We will have water and hot chocolate and the makings for S’mores as well. If you want other beverages, bring your own. In addition, we encourage you to bring your own recyclable tableware to keep landfill waste to a minimum, as well as your own chair to place around the campfire.
This is an RSVP-only event. Click on this link to RSVP and we’ll send you directions and the location address.
Grocery Story Book Tour:
International journalist and Author Jon Steinman
When: Wednesday, October 30 from 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Hearst Center for the Arts (Cedar Falls)
Who: Everyone is welcome
What: Jon, a journalist and author of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants, will be making the only Iowa stop during his U.S. book tour. Grocery stores exert considerable influence over the global food supply and in the communities we live. How do the largest grocers today maintain their grip on foodmakers, communities, and eaters? As part of his North American book release tour, author Jon Steinman offers up a preview of his new book including disturbing trends emerging among the dominant grocers. As Jon will share, community-owned grocery stores are more important today than ever before.