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Community

Send North Liberty a Valentine

NORTH LIBERTY– With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, the City of North Liberty is looking for love notes. Starting Friday, Feb. 1, lovers of North Liberty can drop off valentines at boxes at City Hall, the North Liberty Community Library, South Slope and local banks. Or, send an e-valentine by dropping one on the city’s website at northlibertyiowa.org, or by e-mail.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for centennial ice cream

NORTH LIBERTY– As part of its 2013 year-long centennial celebration, the City of North Liberty is holding an ice-cream recipe contest. Submit your favorite ice-cream recipe for a chance to have it featured for all your friends and neighbors to enjoy at Isaac’s Creamery.
Pick a base, sweet swirl-in, and a great mix-in and email your recipe by March 1 to: northliberty100@gmailcom. Drop off a recipe with Tracey Mulcahey at North Liberty City Hall, 3 Quail Creek Cr., North Liberty.

Solon softball/baseball teams can drive Feb. 9

SOLON– The Solon High School softball and baseball programs are conducting a can drive on Feb. 9 from 1 until 5 p.m. to raise money for an indoor hitting facility project.
The goal is to eventually build or rehab a shed on district property that can be used year round (but primarily during the winter months) for indoor hitting and throwing training for softball and baseball players. Softball and baseball players will be going door to door to collect cans/bottles.

New Griefshare session begins Jan. 31

SOLON– St. Mary Catholic Church, Solon United Methodist Church and Our Lord’s Church of Solon are co-sponsoring a community support group for those experiencing loss in their lives. Griefshare will begin Thursday, Jan. 31, in the adult room at St. Mary. Griefshare is a program to help individuals cope with the loss of a loved one and to once again experience joy in their lives.

Solon Methodist Church soup supper Feb. 8

SOLON– The Annual Solon United Methodist Church Soup Supper will be held Friday, Feb. 8, at the church, serving from 5 until 7 p.m. The menu includes oyster stew, chicken noodle soup or chili, hotdogs, relish, pie, and beverage for $6 adults and $4 children under 12. There will also be live entertainment.

SAL Kettle fried chicken dinner Saturday, Feb. 9

SOLON– The Solon Sons of the American Legion will hold their famous kettle-fried chicken dinner on Saturday, Feb. 9, serving from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Take-out is available. For $8 adults, $4 kids (6-12) the menu includes delicious kettle-fried chicken, cheesy potatoes, oven baked beans, bread and butter, dessert, and coffee, milk or lemonade. Children five and under eat free.

Solon Public Library

Friends of the library used book sale Feb. 2

Old Gold Menu

Wed Jan 30:
LS turkey tetrazzini, mixed green salad w/assorted dressings, tropical fruit, ice cream cup.

Thu Jan 31:
LS roast pork, oven brown potatoes, broccoli, fruited yogurt, poke cake. BINGO.

Fri., Feb. 1:
Swiss steak, baked potato half with sour cream, fruited gelatin, pineapple upside-down cake. Cards.

Mon., Feb. 4:
Potato crusted fish, Rice Florentine, Nantucket blend vegetables, Mandarin oranges, frosted banana bar.

Tue., Feb. 5:
Pork cutlet, garlic mashed potatoes, spinach au gratin, tropical fruit, pudding.

Wed., Feb. 6:

Gateway Rotary to host soup supper Feb. 1

ELY– Gateway Rotary is holding their annual Soup Supper on Friday, Feb. 1, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Prairie High School cafeteria. Come and enjoy great chili or chicken noodle soup while listening to the Jasmine Band. There will also be a huge bake sale and free door prize drawings throughout the evening. Raffle tickets can be purchased before or during the event. Proceeds go to support projects like Prairie Edge K-12 and Alternative HS, PrairieWood Transition Center, Pages For Hope and area community projects. Tickets can be purchased in advance by going to www.gatewayrotary.org.

‘Generation Change’ is coming to Solon UMC

SOLON– Dave Ramsey’s new program for high school students and young adults is designed to lead teens to a better understanding of God, themselves and their money– and how it all works together. The program highlights themes of what scripture says about finances, creating a budget, and being debt-free. Classes will be held at Solon United Methodist Church on Saturday Feb. 2, 9, and 16, from 1 until 4 p.m. The cost is $26 and includes a workbook for each lesson. Please contact Renee Masters at 319-624-2288 with any questions. The deadline for registration is Jan. 18.

Dollars for Scholars seeking stuffed animals

SOLON– Please donate any stuffed animals you no longer want to Solon Dollars for Scholars for the spring carnival. They can be dropped off at the Solon Public Library before Feb. 20.

Optimist Club basketball contests Sunday, Jan. 27

SOLON– The Optimist Club of Solon will hold basketball contests, including dribbling, passing and shooting, on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 12:30 p.m., at the Solon Middle School gym.
The categories are ages eight through 13, boys and girls divisions. First, second and third place awards are presented to each age group, along with boys and girls champion awards.
A registration form can be downloaded at solonoptimist.org.