The Sons of the Legion are hosting a Kumla Feed at the Legion Hall on Saturday, March 10. The dinner will start at 5 p.m. and will last until it’s sold out.
The Ss. Peter and Paul Knights of Columbus Council are hosting a fish fry on Friday, March 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Church, 14238 500th Ave., Ames. The menu includes dessert and all-you-can-eat fish. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12, and children under 5 eat for free.
Sons of Norway March Event
The March Sons of Norway Kong Sverre Lodge’s event will be held on Monday, March 12, at the Community Center, 503 Elm Ave., Story City. The program will be “The Child Wanderers of Southern Norway” presented by Marie Quanbeck. Families from poor mountain farms in Setesdal, Norway, and neighboring areas depended on the labor of their children to make ends meet, but not in the form of contribution to work on their home farms. Throughout the 19th century and into the 20th, groups of children ranging in age from 7 to 15 years old would walk up to 20 Norwegian miles, or 124 miles, to seek summer employment on the larger, more prosperous farms in the area east of Kristiansand. The children would leave home in April, not returning until November. This continued until as late as 1910. In 1991, the last child wanderers still alive were interviewed, and in 2010, a movie based on these interviews was made. Social time is 6 p.m. with a catered dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $7 for members and $12 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, March 8.
Reliance Bank ribbon cutting
Stop by Reliance State Bank on Wednesday, March 14, to congratulate them on their 90 year anniversary at an open house starting at 10 a.m. In celebration of 90 years, the public is invited to an Anniversary Ribbon Cutting at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Business After Hours event with beverages, snacks and social time.
‘Mary Poppins’ auditions
Judge Story Theatrical Troupe auditions for “Mary Poppins” are Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the JSTT rehearsal space, second floor, 516 Broad St., above Dinners by Dawn. Call backs will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Please prepare a selection from a musical (not from “Mary Poppins”).
HSS’s Monthly Dance
The Heartland Senior Services monthly dance will be from 7-10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, at the Moose Family Center, North U.S. Highway 69 and West 190th Street in Ames. Kenny Frette and the Country Classic Band will perform. Admission is $6. All are welcome. Sponsorship for the dance is provided by Bethany Life. For more information, call 515-233-2906.
Blood donors needed
A blood drive in the Story City and Roland communities will be held Thursday, March 15, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Story City Community Center, 503 Elm St. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion to survive. To get blood to those patients in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, LifeServe Blood Center needs 200,000 generous folks to take their turn in the blood donor chair every year. Only 38 percent of the American population is eligible to donate blood, and only a tenth of those people actually do make time to save lives. Blood donors need to be at least 16, weigh 120 pounds or more and be in general good health. If you meet these criteria, please sign up to save a life today online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or by calling 800-287-4903.
Contra dance in Ames
The Ames 2nd Saturday Contra Dance will be held Saturday, March 10, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Annex, 130 S. Sheldon Ave. A contra dance is a folk dance, where a caller guides dancers through a series of dance steps. Instruction will begin at 7 p.m., a waltz lesson will be at 7:15 p.m., and dancing will start at 7:30 p.m. Lively music will be provided by Melon Farmer and calling by Reid Miller. The event is open to the public; the cost is $8 for adults, $5 students. Snacks are welcome.
Keigley Watershed meeting
The public is invited to an open house regarding a watershed plan for the South Skunk River and Keigley Branch on Monday, March 12, from 3-6 p.m. at the Lakeview Cabin at Little Wall Lake.
Bethany Life is offering a free seminar on Alzheimer’s Education in a three-part series. The third and final part in the series is “The Basics Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s and Dementia” and will be held at Bethany Life Community Warburton Family Room on Thursday, March 15, from 2-3:30 p.m.
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!
On Friday, March 9, 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, March 14, 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. The delicious meals are catered by Story City Market’s deli. A monthly menu and contact information can be picked up at the center. Bring your own table service or buy supplies for 25 cents. The event offers great food, fellowship and Bingo! Reservations can be made by calling Ruby Olson at 515-733-9278.
The Board of Trustees of the Story City Municipal Electric Utility will hold its next regular board meeting on Monday, March 12, at 4 p.m. at the distribution building located at 11820 567th Ave., Story City.
“The Post,” starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, will be presented Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 9, 10, 11, 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 or 515-733-4319. 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.