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Community

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.

Lutheran church youth group organizing ‘Kids against Hunger’ April 27

NORTH LIBERTY– Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (HTLC) Youth Group is organizing a Kids Against Hunger food-packaging day on Saturday, April 27, and invites the community to take part.
The group is aiming to rally 420 volunteers and raise $12,500 for a day to remember: the packaging of 50,000 nutritious meals for emergency distribution in the most desperately-needed areas of the world
Kids Against Hunger doesn’t negate the need for other hunger advocacy, but to date, millions of volunteers across the U.S. have successfully packed over 350 million servings of food for worldwide distribution.

PTO’s second annual Spartan Dash 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.

Shueyville UMC men’s pancake supper to be held April 12

SHUEYVILLE– The Shueyville United Methodist Church men’s pancake supper will be held Friday, April 12, from 5 until 7 p.m. Come enjoy good food and fellowship with friends.
All-you-can eat supper includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, hash browns and beverage. This supper is used to support mission activities both at home and around the world.
Cost is adults $6, ages three to 12 $3, under three eat free.

Second annual ‘Spartan Dash’ set for April 27 at SRNA

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 Nature and Recreation Area. The event will start and end near the round barn in the Solon Nature and Recreation Area.

Solon Dollars for Scholars ‘Bringing in the Green’ carnival March 3

SOLON– Attention juniors and seniors: The Solon Dollars for Scholars “Bringing in the Green” carnival will be held on Sunday, March 3, at the Lakeview large gym. Dollars for Scholars needs juniors, seniors and their parents to help make the carnival a success again this year. All the money raised will be used for scholarships for the Solon graduating class of 2013. Sign-up sheets are in the high school office or contact Denise Moses at 319-331-3507 for more information.

Solon Survivor Extreme 5K Saturday, March 9

SOLON– The Solon Survivor Extreme 5K will take place on Saturday, March 9, at 9 a.m. at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area. This is a warrior dash-style race that is almost completely off-road, and is a fund raiser for the Solon Sluggers 12U baseball team, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Iowa City Children’s Hospital through the University of Iowa Foundation.
This is an “off-the-grid race” full of hills, creeks and many man-made and natural obstacles. It will be hard, you may get wet, you will get dirty, and you will absolutely have lots of fun.

Solon KCs breakfast coming March 3

SOLON– The Solon Knights of Columbus will host a breakfast Sunday, March 3, 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 6 through 12, and free for ages younger than 6. Omelets are available upon request.

Methodist youth group collecting non-perishables for Pine Ridge Reservation

SOLON– Youth members of Solon United Methodist Church will be collecting nonperishable food items to be taken to the residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation at Wanblee, SD, through Friday, March 1.  

Solon Senior Advocates reschedule events

SOLON– The Senior Advocates have rescheduled the Meal and a Movie “Great Hope Springs,” to Friday, March 1. The Anamosa Penitentiary Museum trip was rescheduled to Thursday, March 7, due to bad weather. Call 319-624-2710 for reservations.

Solon Public Library

New circulation system

Train to become a volunteer at Miracles in Motion in April

SWISHER– At Miracles in Motion (MIM), persons with disabilities experience the joy and spirit of horses through therapeutic horseback riding and other equestrian activities. Since 1988, this unique nonprofit has offered rewarding volunteer experiences and donation opportunities to individuals and families in and around Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa. Miracles needs more volunteers, especially those with horse experience and daytime availability.
Orientation and Sidewalker Training– required for all new volunteers.
• Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. at Swisher Bank.