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Community

NL Legion Auxiliary to host free Vets Day dinner Nov. 11

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty American Legion Auxiliary will host a Veterans Day dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. at South Slope’s community room, 980 N. Front St., North Liberty.
The evening will include a home-cooked meal, videos, music by Heritage Christian School, and guest speaker, Roy Romans from the Iowa City Veterans Administration Medical Facility. Colors will be advanced by the Solon American Legion Color Guard, and a bugler from Boy Scout Troop 216 will accompany the ceremony.
Door prizes will be presented throughout the evening.

Tease your hair: CCA Retro Prom fundraiser to be held Nov. 15

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Retro Prom “Return to Paradise” will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the CCA Middle School. Admission is $25/couple or $15 for individuals. Come dressed in your finest ‘80s attire and compete to win Best Dressed Couple. All proceeds benefit the Clear Creek Amana Post Prom Party.

Five decades of Iowa aerial photography now available on DNR website

DES MOINES– Iowans have a way to look into Iowa’s past and view changes of their entire state, from decade to decade, thanks in part to REAP funding of the Iowa Historic Digital Aerial Photo Project.
The public can now see where former buildings were located, what kinds of industries and operations were on a site 70 years ago, and how development and urbanization has changed Iowa’s city and agricultural landscapes by visiting http://programs.iowadnr.gov/maps/aerials/.

Homemade turkey dinner

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion Auxiliary will serve its annual homemade turkey supper on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Legion hall. Prices are $9 for adults, $5 for children aged six to 12, and free for children five years and younger. The juniors will be hosting turkey bingo upstairs from 4:30 p.m. until turkeys are gone. There will be activities for kids during bingo as well.

Fun Days planning meeting Nov. 5

SWISHER–Do you want Swisher Fun Days to continue?
Community members are invited to attend a Swisher Fun Days planning meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. at city hall.
Public encouraged to attend to help decide whether Fun Days should continue.

Craft Bazaar at Plum Creek Nov. 7

SWISHER– Plum Creek Boutique will be hosting a holiday/winter craft bazaar on Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Swisher. Seasonal crafts, blankets, and various gifts and baked items, as well as spa manicure, pedicure and tanning bed packages and gift certificates will be available for purchase. Place an order early in time for the holidays. Door prizes and refreshments will be offered.

Ladies Day Out Nov. 8 in Swisher

SWISHER– The Women’s Improvement League of Swisher (WILOS) is hosting a new fun-filled Ladies Day Out on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion in Swisher. Come and see all the unique gifts from Popcorn Shoppe, Premier Design, Jamberry Nails, Tastefully Simple, Kay Family Chiropractic, PLLC, Scentsy, Initials Inc., Doggy Delights, Pampered Chef, Arbonne and other hand made gifts for yourself and others. Be sure to register for special drawings taking place throughout the day. Stop in for a quick lunch.

Ag Outlook Workshop comes to Iowa City including discussion of new farm bill



IOWA CITY– Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host an Ag Outlook and Management Seminar in Iowa City at the extension office on Friday, Nov. 7, starting at noon. The cost to attend the session is $35 which includes lunch. The seminar is designed to provide agribusiness professionals and producers with an evaluation of current and outlook market conditions as well as expected trends in crop and livestock income potential.

Fresh fish

IDNR stocking Lake Macbride, Pleasant Creek with larger walleyes

DES MOINES– Walleyes stocked this week will help fisheries biologists in future stocking decisions. Spawned this past spring, then raised at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Lake Rathbun hatchery, the eight-inch advanced fingerlings join walleyes already in Pleasant Creek Lake, Lake Macbride and five other Iowa lakes introduced as tiny, day-old fry.

Solon American Legion Auxiliary turkey dinner Sunday, Nov. 2

SOLON– The Solon American Legion will host a turkey dinner on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Legion hall.
Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children aged six through 11, and free for children aged five and under.
The menu will include turkey and dressing, real mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, rye bread, homemade dessert, coffee and milk.

Solon KCs breakfast Nov. 2

SOLON– The Solon Knights of Columbus (KCs) will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. until noon at St. Mary Catholic Church parish hall. The cost is $6 for ages 12 and older, $3 for ages six through 11, and free for ages five and younger.
The KCs will be serving eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage and pancakes.

Planning meeting for Chautauqua Wednesday Nov. 12 at Brosh

SOLON– Solon will be 175 years old in 2015 and a Chautauqua celebration is being planned for Sept. 18 through 20, 2015, in the Solon Recreation and Nature Area. Organizers are inviting representatives of all Solon groups and organizations to the 7 p.m. Chautauqua meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Brosh Community Center to assist with forming committees and helping with other organizational tasks.