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Community

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.

Gateway Rotary to host Ely 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.

CCA to host fine arts benefit Jan. 26

ITIFFIN– On Saturday, Jan. 26, Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) fine arts boosters, F.A.M.E., will sponsor a benefit concert and silent auction event, “Black Gowns and Bowties,” in the CCA High School Performing Arts Center.

‘Up ‘N Atom’ Optimist Club of North Liberty releases February calendar

NORTH LIBERTY– The Optimist Club of North Liberty has scheduled the following events:
Jan. 24: Regular dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker: To be determined.
Feb. 11: Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Darlene Smith’s home.
Feb. 14: Valentine’s party, 6:30 p.m., Brown Bottle.
Feb. 28: Regular dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker: To be determined.

Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 2

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 33rd annual chili supper from 4:30 until 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional scout cobbler.
The dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event. Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s approximately 30 scouts.

Swisher Legion ‘Chili Cook Off’ to be held Super Bowl Sunday

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion will hold a “Chili Cook Off” on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, which is also Super Bowl Sunday. Entry fee is $5 which includes participant’s all-you-can-eat chili. Entries must be to the Swisher American Legion by 2 p.m. with no exceptions.
One entry per person, which must be one crock-pot per entry.
Prizes: First place: $100; second place: $50; third place $25. After the judging, everyone is welcome to $5 all-you-can-eat chili.
Mix up your best batch of chili and let the judging begin. Call Ron at 319-538-6362 with any questions.

Swisher Mardi Gras party, fundraiser Feb. 9

SWISHER– Join the fun at the Swisher American Legion on Saturday, Feb. 9, for a Mardi Gras party and fundraiser.
The Mardi Gras party begins with DJ Bill Tandy from 8 p.m. until midnight, and features karaoke, raffle prizes, and a traditional Mardi Gras King Cake. A trophy will be presented to the person who wears the best Mardi Gras costume of the night.
Team Iowa will tend bar, and all tips will support veterans returning from active duty. Raffle proceeds also benefit veterans. Everyone is welcome.

Swisher Sharp Shooters, auxiliary to hold benefit breakfast Feb. 9

SWISHER– The Swisher Sharp Shooters and Swisher Junior Auxiliary will hold a benefit breakfast Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 until 11 a.m. at the Swisher American Legion.

Grace to offer free “Perspectives 2013” night on Jan. 20

NORTH LIBERTY– The opening night of the Iowa City area Perspectives course is Sunday, Jan. 20. It is open to everyone free of charge. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the program is from 6 until 9 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 2707 Dubuque St. NE, North Liberty.
Perspectives is a multi-denominational, 15-week course that explores the Biblical, historical and cultural impact of the world Christian movement. Dynamic professors, Bible scholars and global thinkers from across the U.S. teach the lessons. Over 17 local area churches were represented by students in the 2012 class.

Tiffin Fire Association annual meeting Jan. 21

TIFFIN– The Tiffin Fire Association will hold its annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Tiffin Fire Station. The meeting will include appointment of directors. Immediately following will be the regular meeting including election of officers.

Troop 216 to host chili supper

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 33rd annual chili supper from 4:30 until 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional scout cobbler.
The dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event. Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s approximately 30 scouts.

‘Black Gowns and Bowties’ benefit at CCA Jan. 26

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Jan. 26, Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) fine arts boosters, F.A.M.E., will sponsor a benefit concert and silent auction event. “Black Gowns and Bowties” will take place in the CCA High School Performing Arts Center. Proceeds will be used to purchase concert attire for the high school band and choir.
The evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the commons area with a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and piano music by Lynn Conway and friends.