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Community

Penn PTO bottle and can drive to be April 30

NORTH LIBERTY– Every nickel counts in the Penn Elementary Bottle and Can Drive, to be held Tuesday, April 30, from 3 until 6 p.m. at Penn Elementary, 230 N. Dubuque St. Just drive up and drop them off… they do the sorting. Pop cans, plastic and glass bottles…if it has an “IA 5-cent” deposit, they’ll take it.
Cans/bottles should be reasonably clean and dry. Flattened or crushed items cannot be accepted.
Contact Penn PTO at PennPTO@gmail.com or call 319-626-4964 with questions.

North Liberty Development to host breakfast mixer

NORTH LIBERTY– In an effort to promote the city’s growing business community, North Liberty Development, a not-for-profit group of business owners and advocates, will host a breakfast business mixer on Tuesday, April 30, from 7:30 until 9 a.m. at Red’s Alehouse, 405 N. Dubuque St. in North Liberty.
At the event, local business people and city leaders will have the opportunity to mingle, network and meet one-on-one over breakfast. Learn about the 2013 North Liberty construction projects and a new business reference service by the North Liberty library.

North Liberty spring clean-up day is April 27

NORTH LIBERTY– Spring cleanup day for North Liberty residents will be held Saturday, April 27, from 7 until 11:30 a.m. at the Public Works Facility, 620 S. Calvin St. Miscellaneous large items can be brought to the Public Works facility. (Go south on Front Street to Golf View Drive. Turn right and go to Calvin Street. Turn right to Public Works facility).

North Liberty plans history walk

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Centennial Committee is looking for information from anyone in North Liberty about houses or other structures that might be included on a historic tour of North Liberty. Historic can mean either an older, historic building or any structure in which something significant to North Liberty took place.

Swisher Legion Junior Auxiliary garage sale to be May 4

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion Junior Auxiliary is hosting a garage sale at the upper level of the Swisher American Legion Saturday, May 4. The proceeds from this sale will go to support the English River Outfitters. A non-profit organization that supports veterans in the town of Washington. If you have items to donate, please price them and contact Holly Ziegenmeyer hzieg@live.com for details on where and when to deliver your item(s) prior to May 3.

Join NL’s trip to Cubs, Cardinals game May 8

NORTH LIBERTY– Join North Liberty Recreation Department staff to see the local baseball favorite, Chicago Cubs, versus the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Stadium on Wednesday, May 8.. Register early, spots fill up fast.
Don’t worry about the hassle of getting tickets, driving, tolls or parking because the recreation staff have it covered. Seats will be in the outfield terrace.
The bus will stop for food at the Oasis in DeKalb on the way home, but will not be stopping on the way there. Food and drink are allowed on the bus in a small cooler, but no alcohol is allowed.

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.

‘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.