Public Informational Meetings
The Roland-Story school district is holding public information meetings to let people know details and ask questions about the plans for a new stadium and renovated auditorium. The meetings will be Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the High School Library in Story City, and Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Middle School Library in Roland.
Sons of Norway November event
The November Sons of Norway Kong Sverre Lodge’s event will be held on Monday, Nov. 13, at the Community Center, 503 Elm Ave., Story City. The program will be “Skogfjorden Norwegian Language Village” by Mindy Boyko and her sons. Mindy’s sons have attended the Norwegian summer language immersion programs at Concordia Language Villages, a program of Concordia College, at Bemidji, Minn. Social time is 6 p.m. with a catered dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $7 for members and $10 for guests. Sons of Norway events and dinners are open to all interested in learning more about Scandinavian heritage and culture and guests are always welcome. For reservations, phone Shirley Frandson (515-733-4482) or Ingrid Place (515-292-7513) by Thursday, Nov. 9.
The Sons of the American Legion are sponsoring a Kumla Feed at the Story City American Legion hall on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 5 p.m. until it’s sold out. A free-will donation will be accepted; the suggested amount is $8.
Veterans Day program
All veterans and current service men and women are invited to the annual Veterans Day program at Roland-Story Middle School in Roland on Thursday, Nov. 9. The event begins at 9:30 a.m., when coffee and refreshments will be served. The program will begin at 10 a.m.
Veterans Day lunch
American Legion Post 59 will be observing Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch served at the Legion, 301 Washington St., Story City. All are welcome!
Story City Friends Endowment Fall Event
A Fall Event celebrating the success of the Story City Friends Endowment will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Bertha Bartlett Public Library Meeting Room, 503 Broad St. in Story City. The event is an opportunity to learn about the Endowment, how it has grown, how you can make the most of your charitable giving, and how it will continue to make a difference in the community on an on-going permanent basis. Eileen Weubker, affiliate coordinator of the Story County Community Foundation, will be speaking and answering questions. The public is invited to attend with desserts and coffee being served. For more information, please contact Dwayne Fiihr at 515-733-4486.
Tickets are on sale for Roland-Story High School’s fall play, “Comic Book Artist.” Tickets are $5 and are available at the school. Showtimes are Nov. 10 and 11 at 7 p.m.
The Heartland Senior Services Autumn Dance will be from 7-10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Moose Family Center, North US Highway 69 and West 190th St. in Ames. Kenny Frette and the Country Classic Band will perform. Admission is $6 each. All are welcome. Sponsorship for the dance is provided by Bethany Life. For more information, call 515-233-2906.
Scandinavian Days planning
On Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., there will be a Community Scandinavian Days meeting at the Fairview Lodge. If you would like to volunteer to help for Scandinavian Days 2018 or have input about something in particular, please attend the community discussion.
Family Storytime meets at Bertha Bartlett Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. Families with children up to age 9 are invited to the library’s Thanksgiving Festival. They will have stories, games and crafts all related to Thanksgiving.
Stitch ‘n’ Knit
Stitch ‘n’ Knit meets at Bertha Bartlett Public Library every Friday at 10 a.m. If you knit, crochet or stitch anything by hand, come enjoy an hour of fellowship with other crafters. Remember to bring a project to keep your hands busy!
Tween Team Early-Out meets at Bertha Bartlett Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 2-3 p.m. Kids in grades 5 to 7 are invited to release their inner Picassos at our KEVA Sculpture Challenge. Enjoy free snacks!
KOOL (K-4th grades) Early-Out meets at Bertha Bartlett Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 2-3 p.m. Come play Turkey Jeopardy and other Thanksgiving-related games.
Raptor Program to Visit Roland Library
Saving Our Avian Resources will be presenting at program at the Roland Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 11. Also known as SOAR, this organization is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of raptors. Linette Bernard will be bringing several birds along with her to educate the audience about how they help these magnificent animals. This free program is suitable for all ages and is open to the public. For more information about this program, contact the library at 515-388-4086. This program is made possible through a grant by the United Way of Story County. LEGO Robotics at the Roland Library
Sylvan Learning Center will present another exciting hour of LEGO Robotics on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 1:30vp.m. at the Roland Public Library. Space is limited! This program requires preregistration and is for children in first grade and up. Please stop in or call the library to register your child for the program. There will also be an additional LEGO building time for kids not participating in the robotics program. For more information or to register, call the library at 515-388-4086. This program was made possible by a grant through the United Way of Story County.
On Friday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m., at the Story City Community Center, people age 55 and over are invited to play bridge club and/or the card game “Hand and Foot.” No reservations or charge required, but a snack to share is appreciated.
On Wednesday, Nov. 15, a Fellowship Luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. at the Story City Community Center. The cost is $4 per person age 55 and over. Menus can be picked up at the community center. Reservations can be made by calling Ruby Olson at 515-733-9278.
Electric Utility meeting
The Board of Trustees of the Story City Municipal Electric Utility will hold its next regular board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. in the board room at the light plant, 505 Market Ave.
“Only the Brave” will be presented this Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Nov. 10, 11, 12, at the Story Theater in Story City. Showtimes are evenings at 7 p.m., with special matinees Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. Admission is only $4 and it’s rated PG-13. For more information, call 515-733-4551 (recording and to leave a message) or 515-733-4319 (to speak to someone during operating hours). Also, be sure to like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/storytheater. In addition, you can look up what’s playing each weekend on the IMDb, Moviefone, Flixster and Showtimes apps, or search for us on Foursquare and Google+ under Story Theater Grand Opera House.