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April 9th

Can-structing a can-do cat

NORTH LIBERTY– Have you seen the “Nyan Cat?” No, not the Neon cat nor the nano cat.
The “Nyan Cat,” pronounced “Knee-ahn,” is a worldwide web video sensation with millions of fans, and one local junior high art club is tapping into the viral power of the feline animation to fight hunger.
How are they fighting hunger with a cartoon cat?

Kent Park campground to open this weekend

TIFFIN– The F.W. Kent Park campground will open for the season on Friday, April 13. Daily fees for electric sites are $15, and non-electric sites are $10. Kent Park is located 12 miles west of Iowa City on Highway 6, just past Tiffin.

Boys baseball taking applications

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Boys Baseball Organization is now taking applications for the 2012 season. The league is open to children ages 12 through 15 who reside in Iowa City or any other community. All games are played at the Mercer baseball complex near Southeast Junior High in Iowa City. See www.icbaseball.org for information and registration forms. The form and registration fee are due in by April 13. The season runs from May 21 until July 28.

CCA’s ‘Seussical the Musical’ April 12-14

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School will present “Seussical the Musical” April 12 and 13 at 7 p.m., and April 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The show will be held in the Performing Arts Center located at the CCA high school in Tiffin. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, and will be available at the door.
“Seussical” is based on the works of Dr. Seuss and weaves together his most famous tales and characters from at least fifteen of his books.

Forever Green Garden Center open house April 13 through 15

CORALVILLE– Forever Green Garden Center will host an Open House from April 13 through April 15 at 125 Forevergreen Road in Coralville. Hours are Friday, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday noon until 5 p.m. The spring open house is a fun family event with lots of free activities for all ages, including seminars, sales and door prizes. Explore greenhouses with over 10,000 flowers and vegetables. Kids can plant flowers, enjoy a coloring contest and explore nature items at an art exploration table. Pet and feed baby calves, lambs, chicks and other farm animals.

CCA community clean-up day April 27

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) annual community clean-up day will be held on April 27. High school students from CCA’s student assistance team will volunteer to help our older community members with yard work, windows, small household chores and general spring cleaning.
Students will work half days in the morning (arrive at 8:30 a.m.), half days in the afternoon (arrive at 12:30 p.m.), or for full days (8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.)

‘Make a Difference’ project April 21

NORTH LIBERTY– April 21 is the date for the North Liberty area “Make a Difference” spring work project.
Five local churches– St. Thomas More, Grace Community, Life Church, Holy Trinity and North Liberty First United Methodist– will be working together to help families with home repairs, yard work and clean up. Projects can include washing windows, building a ramp, painting walls, raking leaves or making minor repairs to someone’s home.

Pancake breakfast in Tiffin April 15

TIFFIN– The Tiffin Fire and First Responders will hold their annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 15, from 7 a.m. until noon at the Tiffin Fire Station, serving pancakes, eggs, locally processed sausage, cinnamon rolls, and Clear Creek Orchard Jams. Special order items are also available. Free will donation. The organizatoin thanks the community for its continued support.

Community invited to ‘Daddy Daughter Dance’ scheduled for April 14

NORTH LIBERTY– Heartland Community Church of North Liberty will be hosting a “Daddy Daughter Dance” on Saturday, April 14, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Heartland Community Church, 70 S. Kansas Ave., North Liberty.
Titled “A Red Carpet Event.” It will include a dance, food, crafts, photos and more. There is no cost to the event, which is open for the public.

Schools issued report cards

IOWA CITY– The comprehensive school improvement planning (CSIP) committee and district officials sat down last week to review some of the accomplishments and direction of the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD).
Director of curriculum Pam Ehly shared the results of the Iowa Assessment, the test that replaced the Iowa Test of Basic Standards (ITBS) and the Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED). Ehly said the district would be sending information about the changes in the new tests.