Ribbon cutting


The GCC invites the public to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of It’s Sew Tempting, located at 407 Broad St., on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 4:30 p.m.


Veterans Day dinner


GI Jill’s, located at 207 N. Main St. in Roland, will host a Veterans Day dinner on Friday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free-will donations will be accepted, with proceeds benefitting Story County veterans. The menu will include hot beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and homemade desserts.


Thanksgiving Eve service


The Roland and Story City communities are invited to a joint service of Thanksgiving at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. Pastors from Roland-Story Ministerial Association churches will lead the service, with Pastor Jonathan Cooney of Grace United Methodist Church preaching. A community choir led by Marian Olive will sing as well. Come join us as we give thanks to God for all the goodness God bestowed upon us this year.


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, 300 S. 17th St. in Ames.


Everyone over 21 is welcome, not just parents of juniors and seniors. Proceeds will support the Roland-Story After Prom. Tickets are $75 and admit two people; they are tax deductible. A cocktail hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Live acoustic music by Hawk McIntyre will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A live band, Suede, will play from 9 p.m. to midnight. There will also be a silent auction.


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, Patricia Mehrtens or The Yellow Cup Cafe by Nov. 12.


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.


Toy donations


Eby’s main office is the local drop off location for donated toys, which will go the Salvation Army Service Center Christmas Toy Drive. Through Dec. 14, drop off new, unwrapped gifts for children ages newborn to 18 years old. All donations stay in Story County.


Grand opening


G.I. Jill’s in Roland is holding its grand opening on Friday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with drinks specials and door prizes. The menu will be hot beef with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and homemade desserts. Free-will donations will be accepted, with proceeds benefitting Story County veterans.


Early Out


On Nov. 14 from 2-3 p.m., the Bertha Bartlett Library will be having their Early Out program: “Break the Turkey Out of Jail.” Kids in grades K-4 will have to work together to save the turkey and 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!


Utility meeting


The Board of Trustees of the Story City Municipal Electric Utility will hold its next regular board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. at the distribution building, 11820 567th Ave.


Play cards


On Friday, Nov. 16, 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. 21, 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 inspiring, faith-based film “Indivisible” will be presented Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Nov. 16, 17, 18, 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. 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, www.moviefone.com/showtimes, or search for us on Foursquare and Google+ under Story Theater Grand Opera House.


Future Happenings


Yulefest


Story City will celebrate Yulefest on Nov. 23 and 24. On Friday, Nov. 23, Christmas carols will be sung at 5 p.m., with hot chocolate served by The Yellow Cup Cafe and kringla by Silver’s Spoon Bakery. The tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m.


Yulefest for Kids


On Saturday, Nov. 24, Yulefest Day for Kids will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Kids can enjoy breakfast, crafts, the movie “The Star” and a visit from Santa. The event is free of charge and takes place at the Grand Viking Hall (above City Hall). Please RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 21, to reserve your child’s spot by calling 515-733-4214.


Shop Small Saturday


Shop Small Saturday is Nov. 24. Stop by the Story City GCC office from 9 to 11 a.m. to pick up a special bag filled with coupons and goodies from local businesses.


Tour of Homes


The 33rd annual Story City Yulefest Tour of Homes will be Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. Advance tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the GCC office, NuCara Pharmacy, or from any PEO or Questers member. Tickets will be $10 at the door the days of the event.


Christmas luncheon and bake sale


On Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church in Story City is holding its annual Christmas luncheon and bake sale. The cost is $10 for a full meal or $5 for dessert and drink only. There will also be a bake sale featuring Scandinavian baked goods.