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Community

Old Gold Diner two-for-one starts May 6

SOLON- Starting May 6, on Mondays only, it's two-for-one at the Old Gold Diner.
Bring in a friend and their meal is free. All ages are welcome. To make your reservations by 1 p.m. Friday, or if you need more information, call 624-2251.

Vaping epidemic discussed May 5

SOLON- The Solon Community School District, Solon Secondary Schools PTO, Johnson County Public Health, Johnson County Sheriff’s office and Prelude Behavioral Services are sponsoring a community education presentation about the youth epidemic of vaping Sunday May, 5, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Solon Center for the Arts Auditorium.
Resource exhibits will be open at 3:30 p.m., with a presentation in the auditorium at 4 p.m. A question and answer session will follow.

Solon volunteer fire breakfast May 26

SOLON– The Solon firefighters host the 56th Annual Solon Firefighter's Breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, at the Solon Fire Station, located at 131 N. Iowa Street.
The breakfast is all-you-can-eat and the menu includes: pancakes, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, patty sausage, sliced ham, milk, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $4 for children 12 and younger and $7 for adults.

Solon Fire Dept.’s new EMS truck has already gotten a workout

SOLON- The Tri-Township (Solon) Fire Department’s fleet expanded recently with the addition of a new medical response truck.
Solon 139, a 2019 Ford F-350 pickup with modular service body, entered service roughly one month ago, and has already gotten a workout as EMS (Emergency Medical Services) runs make up the majority of the calls for service for the 35-member department.
“It’s been nice with the call volume,” Captain Rick Childs said, noting at least 85 percent of the all-volunteer departments calls for service are medical emergencies.

May Day Breakfast Saturday, May 4

SOLON- Meet your friends or members of your family at the Solon United Methodist Church for the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club May Day Breakfast on Saturday, May 4, from 7 to 11 a.m. Enjoy egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk.
Adult tickets are $6 each or five tickets for $25. Children aged 5 to 12 are $3 each or five for $12. Children under the age of 5 are free.
The profit made from the breakfast will be split between the Solon Public Library and the Solon Intermediate School media center.

Dudes and Donuts combine for breakfast at North Bend

Connecting families with their school

NORTH LIBERTY– Friday, April 19, was supposed to be a day off from school for students at Clear Creek Amana’s North Bend Elementary, in North Liberty. Instead, it became a regular school day due to so many snow days this past winter.
However, the bitterness of having to go to school to kick off the Easter weekend was sweetened.
Literally.
The school held its fourth annual Dudes and Donuts breakfast the hour before the start of classes, giving the kids a sweet start to their school day.

The dragon maker

Author Sarah Prineas drops latest title, “Dragonfell”

SOLON– Sarah Prineas created a world where cities run on magic.
Now she’s made another where dragons hoard teacups.
“Dragonfell,” her 11th book for HarperCollins, was released in hardcover in March.
It takes place in an otherworld, on the cusp of industrial revolution, with less room for magic and dragons.
Rafi Bywater, accused by a factory owner of being “dragon-touched,” is cast out of his village, and begins a journey to discover the truth, befriended along the way by Maud, a wanna-be dragon scientist.

CCA to host school wellness policy meeting April 17

OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana Community School District invites parents to a meeting about the school wellness policy on Wednesday, April 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Clear Creek Elementary. Having healthy choices at school helps keep children healthy and ready to learn. The school wellness policy helps the school create an action plan for nutrition and physical activity at school. Parents can share their opinions and help make sure the policy is meeting the needs of their students. The current wellness policy can be found at www.ccaschools.org/domain/1039.

Kites for Kids seeks volunteers

NORTH LIBERTY– The 2019 Kites for Kids Festival will be held Saturday, April 13, from noon to 2 p.m. at Liberty High School. A partnership between Community Partnerships for Protecting Children, Johnson County and the City of North Liberty, the event supports Child Abuse Prevention Awareness with free kites, face painting, treats and beverages. Look for updates and announcements on the event’s Facebook page. Those with questions or interest in volunteering can contact North Liberty Special Projects Coordinator Angela McConville at amcconville@northlibertyiowa.org.

Solon Methodist sponsoring Lake Macbride Earth Day cleanup April 14

SOLON- Solon United Methodist Church (SUMC) is looking for some help to clean up Lake Macbride State Park and Highway 1.
The church is hosting a Lake Macbride Community Earth Day Event Sunday, April 14, from 1-3 p.m. (rain date April 28).
Participants can meet at the playground just past the modern campground inside Lake Macbride State Park or at the SUMC Family Life Center parking lot (for Highway 1 chores).
The event is for all ages.

Old Gold Diner hosts fourth graders April 17

SOLON– The Old Gold Diner hosts a fourth grade class on Wednesday, April 17.
There are usually 23 students who visit. The Old Gold Diner would like to have at least one senior citizen for each student. Non-seniors are also welcome with a reservation and a payment of $4, same as seniors, for the meal. Try to join this fun occasion and visit with the young Solon School students. Call 319-624-2251, by noon the day before, to make reservations. Lunch is served promptly at 11:30 a.m., so arrive by 11:15 a.m. The class scheduled to visit this month is section 4D, teacher Mr. Bogard’s class.

Join Solon team at NAMI Annual Walk Saturday, April 27

IOWA CITY– The four churches of Solon collaborating on mental health programming have established a community walking team to join the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Annual Walk Saturday, April 27, at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area in Iowa City.