Salem Lutheran 150th celebration

Salem Lutheran Church in Roland celebrates its 150th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 11. With a theme of “To God Be the Glory,” morning worship will be at 10:30 a.m. The day’s celebration continues at 1:30 p.m. with a special Praise and Worship Service, with special music from Denny Posegate, Chris Morgan, the Salem Choir, the Joy Trio, and the feature performance by Eric Hanson and the Hope Gospel Quartet. The service is open to the public and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall following the program.

Inaugural .8 Walk/Run/Crawl

Due to inclement weather, this event has been rescheduled for Nov. 3. The GCC is holding a race for those who are maybe not ready to commit to a 5k, but still want to have fun, receive a race shirt, as well as other race swag. You can run, walk, crawl or roll through an .8k (approximately a half-mile). Participants will have the opportunity to see first hand the historic downtown of Story City. The race will start with refreshments before the participants start, and will also end with refreshments. During the race there will be a variety of pit stops, as organizers don’t want to over work the participants.

Some of the pit stops along the way will be a scavenger hunt, Story City Trivia questions and other fun tasks. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and the race starts at 5 p.m. in downtown Story City. The race will begin at Peterson’s Floor/Waddle Exterior and end at True Value with an after race party at Swanee’s Pub.

The entry fee is $20 to walk/run/roll on your own; $30 for the VIP Treatment chauffeur; $5 discount for college students (must present valid college ID to receive discount).

Amish Program

The Roland Public Library is hosting a program about the Amish community on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. This educational program presented by Don and Dianne Kramer of Dyersville explores the beliefs and lifestyle of the Iowa Amish community. All ages are welcome to attend, and Amish refreshments will be provided. Please contact the Roland Library with questions about this program at 515-388-4086.

Election Night Soup Supper

Friends of the Roland Public Library will be serving an Election Night Soup Supper on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library. A variety of soups will be available, and desserts will be provided by Friends ‘n Service. Free will donations will be accepted with proceeds going toward library programming.

Grand Opening

Dr. Garth Robinson at the Roland Veterinary Clinic is holding a grand opening. The public is invited to the open house at 58931 130th St., Roland, on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be prize drawings, food and beverages.

Fall fundraiser for After Prom

Roland-Story’s After Prom Committee is sponsoring an Adult “After Prom” Fall Fundraiser Dance on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the South 17th Street Event Center in Ames.

Everyone over 21 is welcome. Proceeds will support the Roland-Story After Prom. Tickets are $75 and admit two people. A cocktail hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. A live band will play from 8 p.m. to midnight.

A cash bar will be available. The dress code is casual — jeans and flannels are highly encouraged. Contact a member of the fundraising committee for tickets: Shannon Hayden, Jayme Kupka, Chris Nady, Michelle Sweeney, Kylie Reitano or Patricia Mehrtens.

Friends of the RPL raffle

The Friends of the Roland Library are holding a Quilt Raffle to raise funds for library programming and community activities. The handcrafted quilt is on display at the library. Other prizes are available as well. The drawing will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, during the “Roland’s Rockin’ in the Holidays” community celebration. For more information, call the Roland 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!

Play cards

On Friday, Nov. 2, 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.

Fellowship luncheon

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, 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.

Story Theater

The smash hit “A Star is Born,” starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, will be presented Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Nov. 2, 3, 4, at the Story Theater in Story City. Showtimes are evenings at 7 p.m., with special matinees Saturday and Sunday at 4:15 p.m. Admission is only $4 and it’s rated R. For more information, call 515-733-4551 or 515-733-4319. In addition, you can look up what’s playing each weekend on the IMDb and Showtimes apps,, or search for us on Foursquare and Google+ under Story Theater Grand Opera House.

Future Happenings

Sons of Norway November Event

The November Sons of Norway Kong Sverre Lodge’s event will be held on Monday, Nov. 12, at the Community Center, 503 Elm Ave., in Story City. The program will be “Travels in Modern Norway” presented by Don Todd. 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, Nov. 8.