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March 5th

Spring break schedule

Normal library activities will be taking place during the school’s spring break week (March 12 until 16). Regular library hours, Monday through Thursday, noon until 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and closed on Sunday will be in effect. Storytime and Babygarten will meet at normal times, but there will be no YourSpace teen meets during spring break week. For third graders, the books needed to complete reading activities for the March reading bingo sheets are on display in the children’s area.

Lots of early outs, lots of movies in March

There’s spring fever even before spring break. Early-outs abound and that means movies at the library. On Wednesday, March 7, the cars, too, will take over. And, watch out because the very next day, Thursday, March 8, it will be all about how to train your dragon– just in time for spring break.
Movies last from 1 until 3 p.m. All Solon students are welcome. Children under the age of 10 attending the movie need to be picked up by parents or caregivers at 3 p.m.

Adult computer classes

Beginning adult computer classes are scheduled to start on Monday, March 12. Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 1 p.m. for six weeks. There are no openings left for this session. Call the library at 319-624-268 to register for the next session which will begin on May 21.

A barking good time

Miss Jen, all the preschoolers and their caregivers are shouting out a big thank-you to the therapy dogs and their handlers for visiting Storytime at the library. Jeanette, Pam and Michelle brought three wonderful dogs, a Newfoundland, a poodle and a yellow lab to visit. The dogs took it all in stride as 65 attendees were amazed with them. Little fan clubs formed among the preschoolers as they tried to decide which dog was their favorite. A fantastically, fabulous good time was had by all as this Storytime went to the dogs. Please come again soon.

World Read Aloud Day is March 7. Share a book with a friend today.

Solon Spotlight spaghetti dinner on March 29 before musical showcase

SOLON– Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 29, for the annual Solon Spotlight spaghetti dinner. The event will be held in the high school commons immediately before the Solon Musical Showcase concert. Spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert will be available for $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Serving times are 4:45 until 7 p.m. Diners will enjoy pre-concert entertainment by the high school jazz bands, jazz choirs and the middle school show choir. Starting at 7:30 p.m.

Yoga class to be offered in March

SOLON– The highly-popular adult yoga classes will continue in March as the City of Solon is offering another five-week class in Solon. The class enhances your overall fitness, flexibility and health and is a perfect class for all ages. This session will be taught by two certified and highly-acclaimed yoga instructors. For registration and sign-up information check out the parks and recreation tab on the website www.solon-iowa.com.

Coaches needed for youth soccer

SOLON– The Solon Parks and Recreation Department is in need of coaches for its upcoming spring soccer season. Without coaches and volunteers, these programs are not possible for area youth. Parents that have a son or daughter participating in soccer that are willing to help coach will be reimbursed for one child’s registration fee. If interested please contact Recreation Director Travis Young at travis.young@solon-iowa.com or the Solon City Office at 624-3755.

Sign up now for spring soccer

SOLON– The Solon Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its upcoming Spring Soccer season. The recreation department soccer league is open for all boys and girls age fourth through sixth grade. The season runs March 29 until May 3 with games being played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. For more information and registration forms, visit the City of Solon’s website at www.solon-iowa.com and click on the parks and recreation tab on the right hand side.

Plans and perseverance

By Chris Umscheid
Solon Economist
LISBON– As the door opens, three cats– Charlie, Tater and Loca– enthusiastically and lovingly greet their human. While saying good morning to them, he turns on the light. Before his coat is removed, a phone call has to be made to a supplier. Then, a call comes in from a customer.
So begins another day for Solon’s Jason Owen, owner and president of Progressive Agricultural Services.