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Community

Kamp Kaleidoscope April 7

IOWA CITY–Join Kamp Kaleidoscope on March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for a day designed to provide children a fun and therapeutic way to share with others who have experienced the death of a loved one.
The event will be held at River Community Church, located at 3001 Muscatine Ave. in Iowa City. Pre-registration is required by March 29.
Bereavement staff at Iowa City Hospice recognize the need to assist area youth through this difficult time. Kamp Kaleidoscope is staffed by professionals and volunteers trained to facilitate the camp experience.

Volunteers sought for Johnson County boards and commissions

IOWA CITY— The Johnson County Board of Supervisors seeks volunteers to serve on various county boards and commissions. Board and commission members serve in an advisory role to help direct policy by making suggestions and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and County staff.

HS students invited to learn about Idaho Backpacking Trek with JC Conservation

OXFORD– This summer, Johnson County Conservation (JCC) will lead a backpacking trip for Iowa high school students to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in northern Idaho. To help share details and answer questions, JCC hosts an informational meeting on Thursday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m., held at the Conservation Education Center in F. W. Kent Park. The meeting is open to all interested applicants and their parents/guardians. No registration is necessary.

Choir members to back Foreigner

SHS runs away with online contest through KRNA

CEDAR RAPIDS– How cool is that?
For a group Solon High School choir students, it may be the memory of a lifetime– performing “I Want To Know What Love Is” on stage with Foreigner.
Solon’s choir was one of six finalists in a local promotion facilitated by radio stations KRNA and KDAT on behalf of the rock band Foreigner, which brings a local vocal group on stage for every performance.
In online balloting, Solon ran away with the vote.
Out of the 29,799 votes cast, Solon captured 14,088, or 47.28 percent.

SHS Band can and bottle drive

SOLON– The Solon High School band will conduct a can drive at the high school band room on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call 319-624-2381, ext. 1112, to schedule pick up.

alzheimer’s awareness March 18

SOLON– Solon High School students will present an Alzheimer’s awareness presentation at 11:30 a.m., after Mass on Sunday, March 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church. The event is hosted by Colin Horning and Carl Richey, along with his mother Angela Steinbrech, grandmother Narg Steinbrech, and grandfather Ed Steinbrech, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago. The presentation itself will provide a basic rundown of the different forms and stages of dementia, how to care for loved ones or friends, and how it affects not only the patient but those around them.

Solon Middle School recognized as Model Learning Community

One of about 200 schools and districts in the U.S. and Canada to receive this honor

SOLON– Solon Middle School was recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The Solon Middle School’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) at Work process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students.

Begindergarten/Kindergarten Roundup

SOLON– Kindergarten Roundup will be held Thursday, March 22. There will be two sessions to choose from. The first session will be 2-3:25 p.m. and the second will be 4-5:25 p.m. Sign up for Kindergarten Roundup may be completed online beginning Thursday, March 1, through March 21.
Children must turn 5 by Sept. 15 to be eligible to enroll in Begindergarten or Kindergarten and a copy of the original child’s birth certificate must be brought to the Kindergarten Roundup.

Kaufmann welcomes Lake Macbride Conservancy

DES MOINES– Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton) welcomed Jeff and Sara Clark, of Cedar Rapids; Patti and Ray Hamilton, of Solon; and Tom Manor, of Solon, to the Iowa House of Representatives. The Lake Macbride Conservancy was visiting Des Moines to talk with legislators and tour the historic Iowa State Capitol.

Modernizing the neighborhood

Curb and gutter additions planned for North Front Street

NORTH LIBERTY– This spring, old town becomes new again.

Mehaffey trail extension open house March 22

NORTH LIBERTY– Construction is underway on the Mehaffey Trail Extension Project. The North Liberty Community Center is hosting a project start-up open house Thursday, March 22, 4:30-6 p.m.

CCA set to approve 2018-19 budget

Property tax levy decreases by 18 cents

AMANA– The School Board of Directors for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District is set to approve the 2018-19 budget at its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, April 11. at CCA High School in Tiffin. The board reviewed the budget during a Wednesday, March 7, work session at Amana Elementary with a detailed presentation by CCA District Financial Officer Lori Robinson.