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Community

‘Meal and a Movie’ April 26

SOLON– The Solon Senior Advocates are showing the widely acclaimed musical “Les Miserables,” starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, Friday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at the Solon Public Library. The catered meal will represent three of Solon’s eateries; Subway’s club sandwich, Reggie’s Weenies’ award-winning chili and El Sol’s fabulous mocha tres leches cake. Call 319-624-2710 for reservations or sign up at Old Gold Dining.

Lakeview Elementary ‘Party at the Park’ Kernels game April 28

SOLON– There will be a Lakeview Elementary “Party at the Park” at the Cedar Rapids Kernels game on Sunday, April 28. Gates open at 1 p.m. with the game starting at 2:05 p.m. Get a chance to throw out the first pitch or participate in on-field contests. There will be a “Halfway to Halloween Post-Game Helicopter Candy Drop.”

Solon Public Library

We’ve got your adult fiction best-sellers

The library has the latest best sellers in fiction for you. These are the top nine best-sellers according to the Neilsen survey of best-selling hardcovers for the week ending March 31.
No. 1: “Lover At Last” by J.R. Ward (11th installment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series).
No. 2: “Six Years” by Harlan Coben.
No. 3: “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult.
No. 4: “Alex Cross, Run” by James Patterson.
No. 5: “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn.
No. 6: “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout.

Solon School News

School calendar reminders

April 25: HS P/T conferences: 4 until 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2: Early dismissal, 1 p.m. for district in-service.
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

Advocates seeking nominations for Solon Senior of the Year 2013

SOLON– May is senior month and the Solon Senior Advocates are seeking nominations for Solon Senior of the Year. Send in your written nomination of the person you feel best fits the criteria of this award, someone who has given of themselves in service to the community through volunteerism, enhancing the well-being of others or someone always ready to assist or provide help when needed. Your nominee should live in Solon or the immediate area and be over 60 years of age.

Old Gold Diner to host Lakeview fourth graders April 24

SOLON– Old Gold Dining will be hosting a fourth grade class on Wednesday, April 24.
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 4C.

Last chance to register for Tee-Ball and coach pitch leagues

This week is the last chance to register your son or daughter up for Tee-Ball and Rookie Baseball/Softball leagues through the Solon Recreation Department. Tee-Ball is for boys and girls currently in kindergarten or entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2013. Coach pitch baseball and softball is for boys and girls age seven and eight. Registration for all youth programs can be done online at https://solon-iowa.cogran.com. Forms can also be found on the City of Solon’s website at solon-iowa.com.

Solon Public Library

Early-out craft program

On school early-out days, the library offers free programming for school-aged children. On Thursday, April 18, we will be making a clay craft project. Program starts at 1 p.m. and pick up time is 2 p.m.

“Win With Reading” month

Solon Robotics to host open houses April 25 and May 4 at middle school

SOLON– The Solon Robotics Teams are hosting two open houses. The dates are April 25 from 3:15 until 7 p.m., and May 4 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Industrial Tech Building behind the middle school.
Solon Robotics is open to any middle school or high school student in the Solon school district or surrounding communities. Parents and students should stop in and see what next season’s challenge will be, see some of last season’s robots and meet students who are already in robotics.
Additional information is available from Bill Mattaliano at solonrobotics367@gmail.com.

SMS Dinner and Dance April 20

SOLON– The Solon Middle School will host the sixth annual “Dinner and Dance” on Saturday, April 20, with dinner beginning at 5 p.m., and the dance following at 7 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend the event in the middle school gymnasium. Catering will be by Ruzicka’s, with great desserts. There will also be a silent auction. Dinner entertainment will be provided by Synergy and Affinity show choirs.
Jazz Bands I and II will perform, and the Iowa Vanguard Jazz Collective will be featured.

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.

Old Gold Menu

Wednesday, April 17:
Potato crusted fish, rice Florentine, Nantucket blend veggies, Mandarin oranges, frosted banana bar.

Thursday, April 18:
LS vegetable soup, roast beef sandwich half w/cheese, tomato spoon salad, fruit cocktail, oatmeal crème cookie. BINGO.

Friday, April 19:
Pork cutlet, garlic mashed potatoes, spinach au gratin, tropical fruit, pudding.

Monday, April 22:
LS roast turkey, oven brown potatoes, country trio veggies, butterscotch pudding.

Tuesday, April 23: