Applications for vacancies on the library board are due at the library by Monday, Nov. 28. Openings include terms for two adult positions residing within the Solon city limits, and one adult position representing the rural Solon area. Positions are volunteer, four-year terms appointed by the mayor. Terms begin Jan. 1. Library board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
SOLON– The Solon Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for an adult yoga class this winter. A five-week introductory course will be offered twice a week in December and January. Yoga is a great way to improve your overall health and helps an individual stay fit during the cold winter months. Yoga classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. For more information visit the parks and recreation page on the City of Solon website at www.solon-iowa.com, or pick up a registration form at the Solon city office at 223 S. Iowa St.
By Lori Lindner
JOHNSON COUNTY– If the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center is going to continue to be a resource for the entire county, officials say it’s time for every participant to pony up.
Earlier this month, the City of Iowa City sent a letter to 12 entities in Johnson County that have used the shelter’s services for dealing with stray animals. It originated from the office of Iowa City Chief of Police Samuel Hargadine, because the animal shelter falls under the Iowa City Police Department for budgeting purposes.
F.W. KENT PARK– “If we can’t live by example, then we’re not fulfilling our mission,” said Johnson County Conservation Director Harry Graves, as he showcased his department’s new headquarters building at Kent Park.
The almost 13,000 sq. ft. building houses conservation staff offices and shop facilities in what Graves describes as “about the greenest county building.” Going green wasn’t negotiable, as far as Graves was concerned.
“It’s the right thing to do.”
The Conservation Board decided they wanted to “do everything we could to make it green.”
Our Lord’s Church will host a free Thanksgiving meal Thursday, Nov. 24, at 12 p.m. All are welcome. Reservations are not required but would be helpful. The meal will be served at the church, 131 N. Market St., Solon. Rides and deliveries are also available. Call Duane or Anna at 841-2243 with questions or to make a reservation.
JOHNSON COUNTY– The board that oversees the Johnson County Emergency Communications Center (JECC) has been asked to approve a budget increase for fiscal year 2013.
And some feel it’s too big a request.
SOLON– Registration for the Solon Parks and Recreation youth boys basketball league is now open. The program will be offered to third through sixth graders and will run Jan. 14, until Feb. 18. Games will be played on Saturday mornings in Solon, Mt. Vernon or Lisbon. Registration forms can be found at the City of Solon website at www.solon-iowa.com, or at the Solon city office. Registration continues through Dec. 9.
SOLON– St. Mary Catholic Church will hold its annual cookie walk on Sunday, Dec. 4, in St. Mary’s Church Hall, from 8 a.m. until noon. An assortment of homemade cookies and holiday favorites will be sold for $5 per pound. A craft table will be available for children to make their own Rudolph reindeer ornaments.