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May 15th

JCHT annual Family Day at Turkey Creek May 22

JOHNSON COUNTY– Bring the family and join the fun– rain or shine– at Johnson County Heritage Trust’s (JCHT) Family Day at Turkey Creek, Sunday, May 22, from 1-3 p.m.
Join University of Iowa School of the Wild instructors and the Prairie State Mushroom Club at JCHT’s Turkey Creek Nature Preserve for an afternoon of fun and learning. Activities include birding, using microscopes and binoculars, nature journaling, tracking, identifying mushrooms, trees and prairie plants and answering everyone’s questions about the great outdoors.

March 10th

Raising the bar

SOLON– The results are in. Solon students did about as well last year on their Iowa Test of Basic Skills and Iowa Tests of Educational Development as they did the year before.
The Solon School Board met with Curriculum Coordinator Colin Williams and Interim Superintendent Darrell Smith on Tuesday to discuss the results at a work session. There, board members brainstormed how to raise scores that, while good, still have room for improvement.

March 9th

Scholarships available to high school seniors

NORTH LIBERTY– South Slope and Swisher Telephone are excited to announce its support for the netINS 2010 College Scholarship Program. The aim of the annual program is to help further higher education opportunities among high school students. South Slope and Swisher Telephone strongly supports the youth of our communities and are eager to support yet another valuable program.

Find your inner artist over spring break

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and The Shop Next Door is hosting an art camp for local students. Choose from two identical weeks: March 16-18 or March 23-25. The camp is open for kids ages 6-12 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and ages 13+ from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call The Shop Next Door at (319) 363-3177 or email Heather at Heather@BrewedAwakeningsCR.com for more information.
The following sessions will be offered:
• Tuesday – Drawing
Make your own sketchbook, learn to draw from a professional artist, and make a custom frame for your favorite drawing.
• Wednesday – Recycled Art

Newcomers group to meet March 18

IOWA CITY– Newcomers Group of the University Club is open to local residents who are new to Johnson County and have been in the area four years or less. The group will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, at the home of a member. The topic will cover “Great Escapes in Iowa” and will be of special interest to those yearning to visit some new places.
For information and directions call (319) 545-4080, or go to www.uiowa.edu/~uwc.

CCA Fine Arts Calendar

TIFFIN– Mark your calendar for these upcoming Clear Creek Amana school district Fine Arts events:

Fri., March 12– MS Drama Production, 7 p.m., MS Auditorium, Tiffin;
Sat., March 13– State Individual Speech Contest at CR Prairie;
Sat., March 27– HS Small Group Ensemble/Solos, instrumental and vocal, Solon;
Mon., March 29– All State Speech Festival at UNI;
Tues., March 30– CCE Concert 3rd/4th/5th Vocal, All 5th Bands, 7 p.m., MS Auditorium, Tiffin;
Thurs., April 1– CCA Night of Jazz, 7 p.m., MS Auditorium, Tiffin

Here comes El Sol

SOLON– Since starting renovation work about a month ago, El Sol co-owner Diego Rivera said he has received 100 percent positive feedback about the Mexican restaurant coming to town.
He thinks this lofty percentage might be a good omen for opening night.
“It’ll be crazy Friday,” Rivera said. “Everybody wants to try the new restaurant and I can only fit 60 people in here at a time.”

Check out puppet shelf

How about a dragon, an octopus, or Bob the Builder to go home with you? If you wander into the children’s section of the library, there are puppets hanging neatly in a row in plastic carriers just waiting to be your guest. The library puppets are available for checkout. Parents, daycare providers, preschool teachers and teenage babysitters may all be interested in introducing puppet play activities. There are a variety of kits containing several books and one or more story related puppets.

The place to be Tuesdays

If you’re a Solon preschooler, the place to be on Tuesday morning at 10:30 is Storytime at the library. Storytime attendance keeps growing and growing with a record 41 preschoolers, siblings and parents last week. The nice weather made it a much easier trip to the library to enjoy Miss Jen’s story and craft. Advance notice of the theme is posted on the library blog accessible through the website at www.solon.lib.ia.us.

Audio books and eBooks

Have you moved into the world of portable electronic reading? If so, you may be interested to learn that NEIBORS now has eBooks for download as well as audio books. The Solon Public Library is a member of the NEIBORS (North Eastern Iowa Bridge to Online Resource Sharing) consortium, which provides downloadable books service through a partnership with OverDrive, Inc. (www.overdrive.com), a global leader in digital media services.