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Community

Solon Public Library

Area-wide garage sale registration open now

Solon School News

School calendar reminders

Thursday, May 16: Early dismissal, 1 p.m. for district in-service.
Sunday, May 19: Commencement exercises, HS gymnasium, 2 p.m.
Monday, May 27: Memorial Day holiday.
Monday, June 3: Last student day, 11:30 a.m. dismissal.
Wednesday, June 4: Teacher work day.
Please check out the school’s on-line calendar for many other upcoming events and schedules.

Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10

Tree planting rescheduled for May 18

North Liberty– The city’s planned Centennial Tree Planting event, which was rained out last Saturday, has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 18, beginning at 10 a.m. at the city’s new, and unnamed, west side community park, 1565 St. Andrews Dr.
Presented by Heartland Express, the event is an opportunity to celebrate North Liberty’s 100th birthday, support the city’s environmental efforts and its Hometown Rewards program, and also help plant trees that beautify the community and learn more about the trees being planted.

Pantry’s best shot golf tournament to be May 10

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Community Pantry is hosting the third annual four-person best shot tournament on Friday, May 10. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The tournament will take place a Saddleback Ridge Golf Course, 4646 180th St. NE, Solon. Cost is $80 per golfer or $300 per team; includes: green fees, cart, catered meal, team picture, T-shirt, and goody bag. All proceeds will go to the North Liberty Community Pantry. All skill levels welcome. Come out for a day of fun and prizes. A silent auction will take place during the tournament.

Kent Park beach to open weekend of May 25

TIFFIN– The F.W. Kent Park beach will open for the season on Saturday, May 25. Daily hours are 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
• No lifeguards are provided, swim at your own risk.
• Swim only at designated beach, no alcohol allowed on beach.
• Cans bottles and food items are not permitted in the beach area.
For further information contact the Johnson County Conservation Board at 319-645-2315.

Join JCHT’s Woodland Walk with Larry Weber May 11

IOWA CITY– Intact, relatively undisturbed floodplain forests are a rarity in Iowa.
Come walk through an 80-acre tract of such forests adjacent to two creeks on one side and upland wooded ridges on the other. Join the Floodplain and Woodland Wildflower Walk at Old Man’s Timber (Kansas Ave SW of Iowa City off Highway 1)on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. until noon. The woodlands are just southwest of Iowa City.
Boots are recommended; the walk may be wet and muddy.
The walk will be easy, but may be a mile or more with a few moderate hills.

Name that park, North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– This spring, the City of North Liberty broke ground on a new 40-acre community park on the west side of town near North Bend Elementary School. The park has an address — 1565 St. Andrews Dr. — and will be the home of North Liberty Blues & BBQ in 2014 and other community events for years to come. But it still doesn’t have a name.

May 7 Special Election on County Justice Center Bond Referendum

Due to a scheduling conflict for the May 7 Special Election regarding the County Justice Center issue, North Liberty 03 voters will vote at a temporary polling location on Election Day, at South Slope Communications Video Conferencing Center at 655 Liberty Way, North Liberty. This is the polling place for North Liberty 03 voters ONLY for this election.
The Johnson County Auditor’s Office mailed postcards to all the registered voters in the precinct, but

May Day breakfast Saturday, May 4

SOLON– GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club will sponsor a May Day Breakfast on Saturday, May 4, from 7 until 11 a.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church serving egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12 at the door. Children under 5 eat free. Proceeds benefit the Solon Public Library and the Solon Community School District libraries.

Solon Spotlight Schwann’s fundraiser through May 10

SOLON– Do you love ice cream? Or any of Schwann’s other great products? Solon Spotlight is sponsoring a Schwann’s fundraiser to help raise dollars to support the performing arts in Solon. Solon middle and high school music students will be around asking for your help. To help, just order some of Schwann’s delicious and convenient items from any student, and then pick up your order at the high school on May 15. Spotlight will receive a percentage of every Schwann’s order placed for this fundraiser. You can also place an order online at www.schwanns.com.

PTO to discuss standards based grading May 7

SOLON– The Solon Middle School PTO will meet Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in the middle school media center. Director of instructional support Matt Townsley will be the featured guest and will speak about standards based grading at the start of the meeting. There will be time for questions. This is an opportunity to learn about the grading system that is now active in all classes in the Solon Community School District.

Old Gold Dining to move May 6 through May 10

SOLON– Old Gold Senior Dining will be served at the Family Life Center, Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10 while the floor in the fellowship hall is being replaced. The sponsored meal scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, will be rescheduled to Wednesday, May 15. Call 319-624-2251 for information and reservations.