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Community

Solon Robotics to host open houses April 25 and May 4 at middle school

SOLON– The Solon Robotics Teams are hosting two open houses. The dates are April 25 from 3:15 until 7 p.m., and May 4 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Industrial Tech Building behind the middle school.
Solon Robotics is open to any middle school or high school student in the Solon school district or surrounding communities. Parents and students should stop in and see what next season’s challenge will be, see some of last season’s robots and meet students who are already in robotics.
Additional information is available from Bill Mattaliano at solonrobotics367@gmail.com.

SMS Dinner and Dance April 20

SOLON– The Solon Middle School will host the sixth annual “Dinner and Dance” on Saturday, April 20, with dinner beginning at 5 p.m., and the dance following at 7 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend the event in the middle school gymnasium. Catering will be by Ruzicka’s, with great desserts. There will also be a silent auction. Dinner entertainment will be provided by Synergy and Affinity show choirs.
Jazz Bands I and II will perform, and the Iowa Vanguard Jazz Collective will be featured.

Second annual Spartan Dash fundraiser set for Saturday, April 27

SOLON– The Lakeview PTO will be hosting its second annual Spartan Dash on Saturday, April 27, rain or shine. The Spartan Dash is a fun and crazy fitness event that will serve as Lakeview PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year. Interested individuals should sign up to participate in the event with a family team. Family teams will walk, skip, or run through obstacles set up along the one-mile trail in the Solon Recreation and Nature Area. Obstacles will be suitable for both children and adults and are guaranteed to have you laughing.

Old Gold Menu

Wednesday, April 17:
Potato crusted fish, rice Florentine, Nantucket blend veggies, Mandarin oranges, frosted banana bar.

Thursday, April 18:
LS vegetable soup, roast beef sandwich half w/cheese, tomato spoon salad, fruit cocktail, oatmeal crème cookie. BINGO.

Friday, April 19:
Pork cutlet, garlic mashed potatoes, spinach au gratin, tropical fruit, pudding.

Monday, April 22:
LS roast turkey, oven brown potatoes, country trio veggies, butterscotch pudding.

Tuesday, April 23:

Sixth annual SMS Dinner and Dance April 20

SOLON– The Solon Middle School will host the sixth annual “Dinner and Dance” on Saturday, April 20, with dinner beginning at 5 p.m., and the dance following at 7 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend the event in the middle school gymnasium. Catering will be by Ruzicka’s, with great desserts. There will also be a silent auction. Dinner entertainment will be provided by Synergy and Affinity show choirs.
Jazz Bands I and II will perform, and the Iowa Vanguard Jazz Collective will be featured.

Solon legion pancake breakfast April 14

SOLON– The Solon American Legion Veterans’ Memorial All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast will be held Sunday, April 14, at the legion hall from 7 until 11:30 a.m. For $7 adults and $4 children 6-12 (children 5 and under eat free) you will be served pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee and milk.
All proceeds go to the maintenance costs at the Veterans’ Memorial Monument.

Solon Public Library

New youth services librarian selected

Solon School News

Upcoming dates

Thursday, April 18: 1 p.m. Early out.
Thursday, April 25: HS parent/teacher conferences 4 until 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2: 1 p.m. Early out.
Thursday, May 16: 1 p.m. Early out.

SIAC meeting April 18

Mehaffey Bridge public meeting to be held April 15 at South Slope

NORTH LIBERTY– The Johnson County Secondary Roads Department will be holding a public information meeting on the Mehaffey Bridge Replacement Project Monday, April 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the South Slope Community Center located at 980 N. Front St. in North Liberty.

Tiffin fire and first responder pancake breakfast to be April 14

TIFFIN– The Tiffin Fire and First Responders will hold their annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 14, from 6 a.m. until noon at the Tiffin fire station. They will be serving pancakes, eggs, awesome whole hog sausage, cinnamon rolls, and Clear Creek Orchard jams for a free will donation. Special order items are also available.

Eighth annual Corridor Canstruction competition to be held April 13 at Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – This year’s Corridor Canstruction competition to help fight hunger will take place at Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, April 13. Watch as five architecture/engineering firms and 10 groups of local youth, including students from North Central Junior High School in North Liberty, go head-to-head to build the best super-sized structure from canned foods in just four hours.

Johnson County Conservation

Spring events calendar

March 26
Basics of Birding I:
7 p.m., CEC.