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Community

North Liberty Optimist club fall calendar

NORTH LIBERTY– “Up ‘N Atom,” the Optimist Club of North Liberty, scheduled the following fall calendar:
Sept. 12: Regular Thursday dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. No speaker. End of year meeting.
Oct. 10: Regular Thursday dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker: To be determined.
Oct. 14: Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Darlene Smith’s home.
Oct. 23: Decorate for haunted happenings, 5:30 p.m., Community Center. Please come and help.
Oct. 24: No regular Thursday dinner meeting.
Oct. 24 and 25: Safe Halloween, 6:30 until 8 p.m., Community Center. Please come and help.

Lake 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.”

Pelican Festival to be held Sept. 8

The day includes pelican viewing with bird experts, a children’s activity booth and a live hawk release. Staff from the Macbride Raptor Research project and others will offer informational programs on various bird species, and there will be exhibits by environmental organizations and groups including the Eastern Iowa Beekeepers Assoc., Iowa Ornithologists’ Union, Iowa Rivers Revival, Iowa Valley Resource C&D, Iowa Wildlife Federation, Iowa Young Birders, Johnson County Heritage Trust, The Songbird Project, Macbride Raptor Research, Prairie State Mushroom Club, and Swisher Fire Dept.

Solon School News

Calendar reminders

Sept. 5: 1 p.m. Early out
Sept. 19: 1 p.m. Early out
Sept. 19: HS Parent-Teacher conferences, 1 until 7:30 p.m.

Welcome back to school

Solon Public Library

Opening hours change

September means the library returns to its regular hours. Monday through Thursdays the library will now open at noon and close at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday hours remain the same, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday.

New window display

Facilities usage meeting Sept. 11

SOLON– The fall facilities usage meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in room 403 at the middle school. Those present will discuss the upcoming facilities needs for the months of October, November and December. Please call Jody McSweeney with any questions at 319-624-3401, ext. 1300.

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.