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March 9th, 2010

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.

SADD Kid’s Night Out

Parents, make plans now for Friday, March 26, from 6-11 p.m., when SADD will be hosting a Kid’s Night Out for ages between 5-12 at the high school. Activities will be provided such as open gym, face painting, arts and crafts, movie room, and board games. Snacks will also be available for purchase. Cost is $10 per child for the evening and a registration form can be picked up at the high school office or register at the door for the same price.

One-Hour Late Start March 30

The Solon Board of Education approved the date of March 30, 2010, as a late start date for the purpose of staff professional development. School will be starting one hour late, with buses running one hour late, MS-9:15 a.m. HS-9:25 a.m. and LV-9:30 a.m. The last one-hour late start will be April 29.

Kindergarten Roundup April 9

This year’s Kindergarten Roundup will be Friday, April 9, at Lakeview Elementary. If you have a child who will attend Kindergarten this fall, please contact Lakeview Elementary, 624-3401, ext. 1290 or the form may be completed on-line at www.solon.k12.ia.us under Lakeview Information.

March 8th

Heading for Des Moines on Highway 2A

BETTENDORF– “It was a great week for a great group of kids,” observed Head Coach Brad Randall.
The Solon Spartan basketball team took control of the district title game against North Cedar 70-56, and then plowed under Danville, 61-32, last week on its way to a third-straight Class 2A state tournament appearance.
The Spartans will now face long-time rival Mid-Prairie in a first round game Tuesday, March 9, at 1:45 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
In December, it was Mid-Prairie that broke Solon’s winning streak and handed the Spartans their first of two losses this season.

Solon reaches semifinal

DES MOINES– The Solon Spartans let a 14-point lead escape them, but hung on for a 50-46 defeat of Mid-Prairie in the opening round of the 2A state basketball tournament Tuesday (Mar. 9).
Senior guard Hale Rickels and junior forward Jesse Carson sparked the Solon squad with 14 points each. The Spartans shot 50 percent from beyond the arc and forced the Golden Hawks into 17 turnovers, but Mid-Prairie won the battle of the boards and shot better overall from the field.