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June 14th, 2011

Sons of the Legion BBQ pork loin cookout June 18

SOLON– Solon Sons of the American Legion Spring BBQ Pork Loin Cookout will be held Saturday, June 18, serving from 5-7:30 p.m. Take-out will be available.
The menu includes tender BBQ pork loin (non-BBQ also available), au gratin potatoes, baked beans, breads, cake and ice cream, coffee, milk and lemonade.
The cost is $8 adults, kids ages 6-12 are $4, and children 5 and under are free.
Pork loins are from Ruzicka’s Meat Processing and Catering.

SpARTans exhibit opens at Shueyville gallery June 15

SOLON– Solon High School artists will be exhibiting over 30 pieces of artwork at the Shueyville Art Gallery this month.  The exhibit, entitled “SpARTans,” will run from June 15 through June 22.  There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, June 15, from 5-8 p.m. Select artwork will be available for purchase. Please contact Joshua Koza with any questions at jkoza@solon.k12.ia.us. 
The Shueyville Art Gallery is located at 1202 Curtis Bridge Rd. NE, Shueyville, IA 52338.  Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11-5 p.m.

Library hours

The library is now open expanded hours for the summer.  Summer hours for the library are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  The library is closed on Sundays and holidays.    Summer seems to be a busy time with extra patrons and programming taking place.  If you are a patron that enjoys quieter times at the library, avoid the middle days of the week and slip in on Mondays , Thursdays or Friday afternoon

Ready for a picnic ?

Look around outside the library and notice the two new picnic tables.  What a great place to take a break on a summer day.   The bike rack was moved to a new location closer to the front entry and one new table placed in the bike rack’s previous location.   This table is handicap accessible with three benches and an opening so a wheelchair can slide into the fourth spot.  The second table is located on the lower level near the entrance.  Thanks to the Landscaping Committee for purchasing these tables and thanks to city employees, Mark and Tim for assembling and installing them.

The quilt is here

Stop by the library for a look at the quilt to be raffled off by the Solon Beef Days Committee.  The quilt, made by Marianne Klouda, is made from past Beef Days T-shirts.  It’s fun to look at and will take you down memory lane with a bit of Beef Days history. 

Summer Reading Program Week 2

“The Summer Reading Program is off to a great start,”’ reported Jen Leveck, Youth Services Librarian.  “We have already had a lot of kids coming in to pick up prizes and handed out a lot of T-shirts.” 

Movie Clips

Recently added to the library’s DVD collection:

“Blue Valentine” (2010, R) stars Ryan Gossling and Michelle Williams (in an Oscar-nominated performance) as a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.
“Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” (2011, G) follows teen sensation Justin Bieber on his 2010 concert tour.
“Gnomeo and Juliet” (2011, G) an animated feature in which the neighboring gardens of Montague and Capulet are at war, but the gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, are in love.

Library is popular spot

Patrons of all ages are making the Solon Public Library a popular place to be this summer.  The Summer Reading Program is pulling in lots of patrons for the programming and reading for prizes, as well as checking out books.  On Tuesday, June 7, one daycare visit, two children’s programs and family night brought 710 visitors into the library.  An unprecedented attendance of 43 patrons attended Teens On Tuesdays @ 2.

Lady Spartans continue to challenge ranked opponents

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Lady Spartans picked up their first two losses of the season last week, but both came against ranked opponents.
Solon’s varsity softball team split a doubleheader with No. 12 (in 3A) Mt Vernon before a narrow loss to No. 3 (4A) Des Moines East at the Bill Hennessey Classic Softball Tournament held at Cedar Rapids Jefferson.
But Solon, now 12-2 on the season, stayed close to No. 2 West Delaware at the top of the WaMaC East standings, and continued to rack up wins against quality opponents.

Heartbreak

ELDRIDGE– Solon girls soccer closed the book on a terrific season a little earlier than they wanted to, one game short of making the state tournament. The field at North Scott once again hosted the final soccer game of the season for the Spartans. Center Point-Urbana (CPU), which Solon had beat earlier in the season, came out on top this time with an overtime win of 2-1 in the regional final June 6.