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Community

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.

Youth invited to celebrate NL in talent show April 6

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s a chance for the community’s children to strut their stuff and celebrate North Liberty’s 100th anniversary. The event, “North Liberty’s Got Talent: Showcasing our Youth,” will be a part of the year-long celebration of North Liberty’s centennial by showcasing talented local youths. The showcase is scheduled from 2 until 4 p.m. on April 6 at Grace Community Church, 2707 Dubuque St. in North Liberty.

April 5 is deadline to take advantage of city’s rain barrel, compost bin sale

NORTH LIBERTY– As part of North Liberty’s commitment to water conservation and recycling, the city announces the Hometown Rewards rain barrel and compost bin pre-order sale. North Liberty residents can purchase the Earth Machine Backyard Compost Bin for $43 (retail price around $100), compost turners for $23 and a SYSTERN Rain Barrel for $53 (retail price around $120).

Get your burrito on with local Lions

NORTH LIBERTY– Join North Liberty Lions for their first burrito breakfast on Saturday, April 6, from 8 until 11 a.m. in the North Liberty Community Center gymnasium.
Price is $5/burrito and includes sausage, egg and cheese burrito. Coffee, juice and milk. Tickets can be purchased from Lions members, at the North Liberty Community Library or at the door.

Tiffin fire and first responder pancake breakfast to be April 14

TIFFIN– The Tiffin Fire and First Responders will hold their annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 14, from 6 a.m. until noon at the Tiffin fire station. They will be serving pancakes, eggs, awesome whole hog sausage, cinnamon rolls, and clear creek orchard jams for a free will donation. Special order items are also available.

Lutheran church youth group organizing ‘Kids against Hunger’ April 27

NORTH LIBERTY– Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (HTLC) Youth Group is organizing a Kids Against Hunger food-packaging day on Saturday, April 27, and invites the community to take part.
The group is aiming to rally 420 volunteers and raise $12,500 for a day to remember: the packaging of 50,000 nutritious meals for emergency distribution in the most desperately-needed areas of the world
Kids Against Hunger doesn’t negate the need for other hunger advocacy, but to date, millions of volunteers across the U.S. have successfully packed over 350 million servings of food for worldwide distribution.

PTO’s second annual Spartan Dash 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.