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Community

Solon KCs breakfast Sunday, Sept. 8

SOLON– The Solon Knights of Columbus will hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. until noon at St. Mary Catholic Church parish hall. The cost is $6 for ages 12 and older, $3 for ages six through 11, and free for ages younger than six. Custom omelets are available upon request.

Solon drivers needed for RSVP transports

SOLON– Would you be willing to volunteer your services to provide door to door transportation in your vehicle to a doctor or dental appointment for an area senior? Solon seniors would be eligible for RSVP transportation if there are drivers that would be willing to volunteer to provide this service.

NL announces chance for public to meet police chief finalists Sept. 11

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty will host an opportunity for the public to meet the five finalists for police chief from 5:30 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the North Liberty City Council Chambers, 3 Quail Creek Cir. The informal reception will offer members of the public a chance to meet the candidates and offer input in the final selection.

Community Center south entry to be closed later this week

NORTH LIBERTY– The south entrance of the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St., will be closed on Sept. 5 and 6, to complete work in the entryway. Patrons can enter the facility from the north entrance or through the North Liberty Community Library to the west during normal library hours.

Kent Park beach closed as of Sept. 2

TIFFIN– The F.W. Kent Park beach closed for the season on Monday, Sept. 2, at 8 p.m.
For more information contact the Johnson County Conservation Board at 319-645-2315.

Workshop on energy-efficient heating and cooling systems to be held Sept. 7

NORTH LIBERTY– Heating and cooling your home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in your home– typically making up about 54 percent of your utility bill (source: Energy.gov). So making smart decisions about your home’s heating, air conditioning and water heating systems can have a big effect on your bills and your comfort.

Register online now for chamber’s NL Fun Run

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Steering Committee of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the North Liberty Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, Sept. 15, at North Bend Elementary, sponsored by MidWestOne Bank.
It will feature a 5K race and a free race for children 12 and under. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., with the children’s race beginning at 8 a.m. followed by the 5K at 8:20 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest male and female runners as well as all participants in costume.

North Liberty to celebrate library expansion with ribbon cutting, open house Sept. 8

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library, 520 W Cherry St., will celebrate its recent $3.4 million expansion– which nearly tripled the library’s size– with a grand opening on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m.
The free public event will offer refreshments, tours of the new space, local celebrity readers, face painting, a scavenger hunt and giveaways.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. The expansion adds a teen lounge, a dedicated children’s story time space, meeting rooms, more technology, and comfortable seating throughout the facility.

Enjoy North Liberty parks, win $100

NORTH LIBERTY– Beginning Labor Day weekend and running throughout September, recreationalists are invited to enjoy North Liberty’s parks– and keep an eye out for words tucked away in a dozen of them.

Pelican Festival to be held Sept. 8

SWISHER– The county’s annual Pelican Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Hawkeye Wildlife Area near Swisher.

Public invited to Macbride forest plan meeting Sept. 16

IOWA CITY– A public meeting is set for Sept. 16 to hear comments on a forest stewardship plan for Lake Macbride State Park, west of Solon. “The plan is to help guide management activities which will improve the long term health and resiliency of woodlands there,” explained DNR district forester Mark Vitosh. “It assesses the current conditions, threats and concerns for the woodland health.”

Order SHARE baking/pantry package by Sept. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– Save precious time by purchasing SHARE IOWA’S baking/pantry package. Not just for baking, stock your pantry with items for breakfast, snacks, lunch and everyday cooking. Package includes: granulated sugar, flour, baking soda, Crisco, vanilla chips, chocolate chips, brown sugar, walnuts, spray oil, oatmeal, peanut butter, baking mix, powdered sugar, raisins, cinnamon, vanilla, and mini marshmallows; all for $30 plus two hours volunteer service to your community. Orders must be placed by Sept. 13 for a pick-up date of Sept. 28 at the North Liberty Community Center.