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Community

Lakeview PTO’s second annual Spartan Dash fundraiser set for Saturday, April 27

SOLON– The Lakeview PTO will be hosting its second annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 27, rain or shine. The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event that will serve as Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year. Interested individuals should sign up to participate in the event with a family team. Family teams will walk, skip, or run through obstacles set up along the one-mile trail in the Solon Recreation and Nature Area. Obstacles will be suitable for both children and adults and are guaranteed to have you laughing.

Solon School News

Upcoming dates

Thursday, April 4: 1 p.m. Early out.
Thursday, April 18: 1 p.m. Early out.
Thursday, April 25: HS parent/teacher conferences 4 until 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2: 1 p.m. Early out.
Thursday, May 16: 1 p.m. Early out.

Solon High School presents Neil Simon’s ‘Fools’ April 5-7

North Liberty, Coralville to hold joint meeting

NORTH LIBERTY– The cities of North Liberty and Coralville will hold a joint meeting on April 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Van Allen Elementary School, 170 Abigail Ave., North Liberty. The two city city councils will meet jointly to discuss and take possible action on future plans for Forevergreen Road. The public is welcome to attend.

Solon legion pancake breakfast April 14

SOLON– The Solon American Legion Veterans’ Memorial All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast will be held Sunday, April 14, at the legion hall from 7 until 11:30 a.m. For $7 adults and $4 children 6-12 (children 5 and under eat free) you will be served pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee and milk.
All proceeds go to the maintenance costs at the Veterans’ Memorial Monument.

Living Last Supper March 29 at SMS auditorium

SOLON– The Solon United Methodist Church performance of the Living Last Supper is scheduled for March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Solon Middle School Auditorium.
Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting “The Last Supper” comes to life in this dramatic retelling of the night before Christ’s crucifixion. The audience will get the chance to hear from Mary (the Mother of Jesus), the 12 disciples and Christ himself. Discover what discipleship meant to them, learn how many of them were chosen, and relive the tragic betrayal of one.

Ecumenical Easter service Sunday near Ely

ELY– An Ecumenical Easter Sunrise service will be held Sunday, March 31, at 6:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church near Ely, 11100 Spanish Rd. A light breakfast will follow the service.

Solon Public Library

March Storytime

Storytime is a program every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for children ages two through five, featuring stories, songs and rhymes followed by a craft. Younger siblings are also welcome to attend. Until a new youth services librarian has been hired, we will have a special guest Storytime leader, Debb Green.

Recent Fiction Arrivals

(2013 releases from popular authors):

“A Week in Winter” by Maeve Binchy.
“Hit Me” by Lawrence Block.
“The Power Trip” by Jackie Collins.
“Deadly Stakes” by J.A. Jance.
“Suspicions” by Lisa Jackson.

Solon School News

Upcoming dates

Monday, March 25: classes resume
Friday, March 29: No school. Professional development (Good Friday).

Kindergarten round-up April 5

Please save the date of April 5 if you have a future kindergartener coming to Solon Community School District during Fall 2013. Children must turn 5 by Sept. 15 to be eligible to enroll in kindergarten. You will need to go to the Solon School District website and follow the directions below.
Please go to our website: www.solon.k12.ia.us.
1. Click on the Lakeview link at the top of the district home page.

Shueyville UMC men’s pancake supper April 12

SHUEYVILLE– The Shueyville United Methodist men’s pancake supper will be held Friday, April 12, from 5 until 7 p.m.
The public is invited to enjoy good food and fellowship with friends.
All-you-can eat supper includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, hash browns
and beverage. This supper is used to support mission activities both at home and around the world. Adults $6, Ages three through12 $3, under three free.

Meal and a Movie to feature “Lincoln” March 29

SOLON– “Lincoln,” the movie that won two Academy Awards, is the featured film for the Meal and a Movie, Friday, March 29, at 11 a.m. at the Solon Public Library. Daniel Day-Lewis, who received Best Actor Award, and Sally Field star. Lincoln’s favorite meal, chicken and apple pie, catered by Lori, will comprise the meal. Call 624-2710 or sign up at Old Gold Dining.

City offices to hold holiday hours this week

NORTH LIBERTY– On Friday, March 29, city offices and the North Liberty Community Library are closed for the weekend holiday. The North Liberty Recreation Center will be open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, March 29.
On Saturday, March 30, the library will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and the recreation center will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. All city facilities are closed Sunday, March 31. Normal hours resume on Monday, April 1.

Public invited to March 27 session on North Liberty improvements

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty officials and project engineers will be available during an open house to help residents understand the impact of upcoming road construction. The open house is scheduled from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St. Residents can come and go at any time.