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Community

Be A Hunger Hero for Mary’s Meals May 13 at SRNA

SOLON– On Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, Be A Hunger Hero at Solon Recreation and Nature Area.
This event is for the entire family to enjoy a morning full of hero themed activities. A super-hero training course provided and ran by Iowa Gym-Nest, cape decorating, Solon firefighters, bounce houses, and face painting are all provided for participating children.
One mile and 5K fun runs will start at 9:30 a.m. The runs take place on the paved trail around the recreation and nature area and partially on the graveled Lake MacBride Nature Trail.

Sheriff’s office seeking information on incident at Solon Casey’s Apr. 26

SOLON– The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information relating to an incident at Casey’s General Store at 203 S. Market St. in Solon.
On Wednesday, April 26, at approximately 3:45 p.m., an unknown subject had a conversation with some children outside of the store. The subject is described as an older white male with white hair wearing sunglasses and a black hat with flames on it. The subject was driving a newer silver four-door car and left southbound on Hwy. 1 after the interaction.

Solon Women’s Club May Day Breakfast Saturday, May 6

SOLON– Invite friends and family to attend the May Day Breakfast at the Solon United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 6, from 7-11 a.m.
The all-you-can-eat breakfast consists of egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and/or rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 5-12. Younger children are free.
Tickets will be available at the door or from the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club members.

County assessment center unveiled

SOLON– A county initiative to build a behavioral assessment center received positive responses from members of the Solon City Council.
“I can guarantee you the money that is saved by having these types of services for people that are mentally ill, versus throwing them into a jail or a prison system, is substantial,” council member Shawn Mercer said after a presentation during an April 19 meeting.

Sign up to get on the City-wide Garage Sales map

Solon’s City-wide Garage Sales will be Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3. Those holding their own sale seeking to get on the City-wide Garage Sale Map can obtain a registration form available inside the library or on the library’s website, www.solon.lib.ia.us.
For those who do not have enough items for their own sale, the Friends of the Solon Public Library gladly accept donations for the benefit of the library. Items may be dropped off any time. (The Friends cannot accept donations of bedding and clothing.)

Solon Education Foundation popup fundraiser for reading materials

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SOLON– The Solon Education Foundation is running its first ever “popup” fundraiser using its online donation feature at www.solonedfound.org/.

Lexie Cass selected as National American Miss Teen Iowa state finalist

SOLON— Lexie Cass, the 17-year-old daughter of Marvin and Rhonda Cass of Solon, was chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Teen Iowa Pageant to be held July 8-9, at the Ramada Inn Convention Center in Waterloo. The pageant is held for girls ages 16-18.

Ready to get to work

Donahue remains mayor, Madsen fills empty council seat

NORTH LIBERTY– After a close race, the North Liberty City Council will welcome back Terry Donahue as mayor and greet newcomer Sarah Madsen to the bench.
“We’re all anxious to get underway and get working now with a fully-staffed council and elected mayor,” said Madsen in an interview following her victory in the April 25 special election.

Tiffin citywide yard sale May 5-7

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin’s citywide yard sale will be held Friday, May 5, through Sunday, May 7. Maps of yard sale locations are available at City Hall, Casey’s and The Depot.

North Liberty Farmers Market returns

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Farmers Market will kick off the 2017 season Sunday, May 7, at Pacha Parkway.
In its third full year after a 2014 pilot market, the North Liberty Farmers Market at Penn Landing offers fresh produce, hot food, live music and hand-crafted artisan goods from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday, May through October.
More information and vendor applications are available at pennlandingmarket.org.

2017 Iowa City Muscle Walk May 6 at UICCU

NORTH LIBERTY– Join the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Iowa and its families, sponsors, and community members for a day to celebrate the progress the organization has made, and to fundraise for the breakthroughs it continues to strive for.
The 2017 Iowa City Muscle Walk will be held Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the University of Iowa Credit Union, 2355 Landon Rd. in North Liberty.
Register at www.musclewalkmda.org/iowacity.

Free comic book day at Geek City May 6

NORTH LIBERTY– Stop by Geek City Games and Comics’ new location, 365 Beaver Kreek Ctr., in North Liberty, on Saturday, May 6, to get a free comic book. Stores house are 12-9 p.m.
In celebration of Free Comic Book Day– the first Saturday of May– around the world, Geek City is hosting its own event to promote reading. There will be around 20 titles to choose from. Eric Gapster, a local comic book artist, will be signing books and doing sketches as well.
“We love it when kids come in and get excited about reading,” said Geek City owner Jason Clark.