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Community

Wine tasting at the NL library Feb. 28

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library is hosting a wine tasting with the Brick Arch Winery of West Branch on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 8 until 9:30 p.m. Adults 21 years and older may attend and must have valid photo ID to participate in the wine tasting. Bottles of wine will be available for purchase. Come join the fun, taste new wines and enjoy an evening out. Contact adult services staff, Elaine or Laura, at 319-626-5701 with questions.

Create centennial ice cream now

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty is having an ice-cream recipe contest to celebrate the community’s 100th birthday. Submit your own ice-cream recipe for a chance to have it featured for all your friends and neighbors to enjoy at Isaac’s Creamery. Pick amazing base, sweet swirl-in, and a great mix-in and email your recipe by March 1 to: northliberty100@gmail.com, or send it to: Ice Cream Contest, c/o Tracey Mulcahey, City of North Liberty, 3 Quail Creek Cr., North Liberty, IA, 52317. For more information, visit the centennial website at northliberty100.org.

North Liberty Optimists’ annual pancake breakfast to be March 2

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Optimists will hold their 40th Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 2, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the North Liberty Community Center.
All proceeds go to the youth of North Liberty. Some of what they support includes:
• North Liberty baseball and softball leagues.
• Scouting programs and 4-H.
• North Liberty library, parks and community center.
• North Liberty schools and family resource center.
• Kid friendly holiday food baskets.
• North Liberty Food Pantry.
• Heart Connection (send kids with cancer to camp).
• Youth scholarships.

Register by Feb. 25 for North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball league

NORTH LIBERTY– Registration for the North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) 2013 season is fast approaching.
Sign up your child(ren) at www.eteamz.com/NLYBS by Feb. 25. Save $5 per child by registering online before Feb. 15. Paper forms are also available at the North Liberty Rec Center and at the NLYBS website.
Leagues are available for boys and girls ages 4 through 13 years. Call the NLYBS hotline 319-248-1283 with questions or check the FAQ page on the NLYBS website.

Legion Veterans Memorial breakfast Feb. 17

SOLON– The Solon American Legion will be offering its Veterans Memorial special breakfast at the legion on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 7 until 11:30 a.m. For $7 adults and $4 children (ages six through 12) they will be serving all you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, juice, coffee and milk. Children five and under eat free.
All proceeds go to maintenance costs at the Veteran’s Memorial monument.

Solon Dollars for Scholars ‘Bringing in the Green’ carnival March 3

SOLON– Attention juniors and seniors: The Solon Dollars for Scholars “Bringing in the Green” carnival will be held on Sunday, March 3, at the Lakeview large gym. Dollars for Scholars needs juniors, seniors and their parents to help make the carnival a success again this year. All the money raised will be used for scholarships for the Solon graduating class of 2013. Sign-up sheets are in the high school office or contact Denise Moses at 319-331-3507 for more information.

Legion fish fries begin this week through March 29

SOLON– The Solon American Legion will hold its famous Friday night fish fries Feb. 15 through March 29, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. at the legion. They will be serving Alaskan pike, and shrimp will be offered on Feb. 15, March 8 and March 29.
For $9 Adults and $4 Children (ages 5 through 12), dinner includes: fish, coleslaw, potato, bread, dessert and beverage. Children under 5 eat free. Carry outs also available.

Senior Advocates seek community input on purchase of new van

SOLON– The Solon Senior Advocates want to replace their aging 10 passenger van with a larger 25 passenger bus. In order to justify the purchase and attendant expenses, the group feels it should be available to various community organizations and groups. It will be necessary to schedule fee-based usage from others in addition to the Advocate’s senior trips in order to justify the purchase.

Solon Community Pantry taking private appointments

SOLON– The Solon Community Pantry is now taking private appointments to better accommodate families. Appointments can be made Mondays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in 30 minute allotments. The pantry, located in the lower level of the Solon United Methodist Church, is very private and volunteers work with confidentiality and discretion. The pantry receives Table-to-Table items early each Monday morning that include packaged sandwiches, salads, milk, juice, yogurt, vegetables and fruits. Produce from several other sources is also available as well as non-perishable items.

Old Gold Diner to host Solon fourth graders Feb. 20

SOLON– Old Gold Dining will be hosting a fourth grade class on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
There are usually 22 students that come, and organizers would like to have at least one senior citizen for each student. Non-seniors are also welcome with a reservation and a payment of $5 for the meal. Please try to join this fun occasion and visit with these young Solon school students. Call 624-2251 before noon the day before to make reservations. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., so plan to arrive by 11:15 a.m. The class that is scheduled to come this month is 4A.

Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 2

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 33rd annual chili supper from 4:30 until 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional scout cobbler.
The dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event. Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s approximately 30 scouts.

Waffle breakfast at Garner to be Feb. 9

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a waffle breakfast with class basket auctions and raffles on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 until 11 a.m. at the school.