Yulefest Tour of Homes
The 32nd annual Story City Yulefest Tour of Homes will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1-4 p.m. Advance tickets are available for $8 at the GCC office, NuCara Pharmacy or any PEO or Quester member. Look for details in the Herald’s Yulefest tab next week.
Holiday Cookie Walk
St. Petri Church is holding a Holiday Cookie Walk on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cookies, candies, gift jar mixes and crafts will be available.
Christmas Luncheon and Bake Sale
Immanuel Lutheran Church will once again host a Christmas Luncheon and Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by and enjoy some delicious soup, bread, rice pudding, Scandinavian goodies and a hot chocolate bar with homemade marshmallows. The cost is only $10 for a full meal or $5 for goodies/drink. Finish your afternoon with the Tour of Homes and shopping at our local businesses.
Old Fashioned Christmas on Main
Roland’s Old Fashioned Christmas on Main Street will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, with a soup supper at the Roland Community Center at 5 p.m. From 5-6:30 p.m., Mr. and Mrs. Santa will be at the library. The tree lighting will be at 7 p.m. Volunteers are needed. Please call Linda Gauley to volunteer, 515-388-4588 or 515-771-1123.
Judge Story children’s theater
Judge Story’s Theatrical Troupe is presenting “The Most Amazing Christmas Play Series in the Entire World” this holiday season. The production is four short comedies, “Clausarella,” “Santa vs The Garden Gnomes,” “Revenge of the Gingerbread Boy” and “Grandma Remembers Something.”
Performances will be Dec. 2 and 3 at 2 p.m. in the Roland-Story High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 and will be available 30 minutes before the shows. A cookie reception will follow each performance with a free-will donation to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry.
Riverside Christmas Party
Riverside is hosting a Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 6-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to this free event, which will include hot cocoa, wagon rides, cookie decorating, Christmas carols, crafts and more.
Great Western Bank is sponsoring Youth and Shelter Services Giving Tree again this year to help provide Christmas gifts for children in need. Stop into Great Western Bank at 522 Broad St. to pick a gift tag from the tree, purchase the item listed, and drop your gift off in the lobby during bank hours by Dec. 6.
Roland field day
Iowa Learning Farms, along with Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, will host a cover crop, strip-tillage and water quality field day on Thursday, Nov. 30. The 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. field day will be held at the Roland Community Center. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complementary meal prepared by Guys with Grills BBQ.
Christmas Toy Drive
From now until Dec. 15, Eby will be the drop off site for the Salvation’s Army Toy Drive, accepting donations of new, unwrapped gifts for children ages newborn to 18 years. All donations stay in Story County. Please bring your donations between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to 1708 Eby Drive.
Magician at RPL
Magician Rick Eugene will present a magic show at the Roland Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 1:30 p.m. All ages are invited to attend this free and fun event. For more information, call the library at 515-388-4086.
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!
The American Legion in Story City presents Fly by Night Entertainment DJ Travis on Dec. 1 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and again on New Year’s Eve from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
On Friday, Dec. 1, 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, Dec. 6, 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.
The comedy hit “Daddy’s Home 2” will be presented Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2, 3, at the Story Theater in Story City. Showtimes are evenings at 7 p.m., with special matinees Saturday and Sunday at 4:30 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.
Dance to the Country Classics featuring Ken Frette at a holiday dance on Thursday, Dec. 21, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Story City Community Center, 503 Elm Ave. The dance is hosted by the Story City Senior Citizens. It is open to the public and everyone is invited. There is a $6 admission; BYOB and a snack.