Kumla and ham
American Legion Post 59 and Sons of the American Legion in Story City is holding a kumla and ham feed on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m, at the Legion Hall, 301 Washington St. The cost of the meal is a free-will donation.
Tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 9) is taco night at American Legion Post 59, at 301 Washington St. in Story City. The cost is $2 for three tacos, which will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Then Bingo will be played from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Blackout jackpot for Jan. 9 is $268.
Free Throw Championship
A free throw competition is open to all boys and girls ages 9 to 14 (as of Jan. 1) and will be held Sunday, Jan. 13, at 1:30 p.m. at the Story City Fitness Center, 812 Elm St. Proof of age is required. Prizes will be awarded to each age and gender group. The event is sponsored by Ss. Peter & Paul Knights of Columbus.
G.I. Jill's events
G.I. Jill's, located at 207 Main St. in Roland, is having Wing Wednesday on Jan. 9 and Jan. 16, with 50-cent wings.
American Legion Post 307 in Roland is serving tenderloins at G.I. Jill's on Friday, Jan. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Bargo games will be played on Monday, Jan. 14, with games beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Cribbage at The Cup
The Yellow Cup Cafe is hosting cribbage night on the third Tuesday of the month, with the next date being Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. Pub snacks will be provided; BYOB.
Millers' Auctioneer Services, 521 Broad St., has a new night for its weekly auctions. They will now be held every Friday and will begin at 6 p.m.
Community Showcase Fundraiser
Judge Story's Theatrical Troupe in Story City is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Showcase, a variety show fundraiser for the troupe that will be held Saturday, Feb. 9. Those interested are welcome to perform songs, dances, stand-up comedy, or acting scenes. Participants do not have to have any previous experience as a member of JSTT. Those interested can visit Facebook.com/JudgeStory to fill out and submit the showcase entry form by Thursday, Jan. 24. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Story City and Roland Communities Blood Drive will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Story City Community Center, 503 Elm St. Start off 2019 in a big way: saving the lives of local community members! One blood donation will save the lives of three local hospital patients. In one hour you can do more for your community than most people will do in a lifetime. The best part? You can give multiple times a year! Make a resolution to be a lifesaving blood donor in 2019. Schedule an appointment to donate at an upcoming blood drive in your area. Schedule a blood donation appointment online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800-287-4903.
The Yulefest Passport
Stop by participating businesses between now through Jan. 16 to receive your Yulefest stamp. You must purchase a minimum of $5 or make a required donation. Then return passports to the GCC office (524 Broad St.) by Jan. 16 for a chance to win a prize from the Yulefest tree. The prize tree will be on display in the GCC office after Thanksgiving and through the New year.
To complete your Storyopoly board you must have two monopolies (that include all same color properties) or three of four train stops and two of the six business choice stops. Passports can be picked up at the GCC office or participating businesses.
The Board of Trustees of the Story City Municipal Electric Utility will hold its next regular board meeting on Monday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m. at the distribution building located at 11820 567th Ave., Story City.
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, Jan. 11, 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, Jan. 16, 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 animated hit “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse” will be shown Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Jan. 11, 12, 13, at the Story Theater in Story City. Shows are evenings at 7 p.m., with special Saturday and Sunday matinees also 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. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/storytheater.
The Story City Economic Development Corporation is holding its annual Trivia Night on Jan. 18 at the Story City Community Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia begins at 7. Tables are $10 for a maximum of eight players. BYOB and food. Themed costumes and table designs are encouraged, with the theme “Come as your favorite TV character.” Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show. Tables are limited. Contact the GCC office at 515-733-4214.
Sign up now for Story City's Rosy Cheeks 5K, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at 9 a.m. Race day registration will begin at 8 a.m. The race will start in front of the fire station, 512 Park Ave. It's one of the first runs of the year in central Iowa. It will be held regardless of weather conditions. The entry fee is $25 through Jan. 28; the cost increases to $30 on the day of the race. Following the race, a pancake breakfast will be held, which will be free to racers and cost $3 for non-racers. Register online at apm.activecommunities.com/cityofstorycity.