Easter Egg Hunt
Story City’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m. at the soccer fields on Holm Avenue, behind American Packaging. Sponsored by the Greater Chamber Connection, egg hunts will be broken into several age groups. There will also be games for all ages. The event will be held rain or shine. Be sure to arrive early because the hunt will begin right at 10 a.m.
Roland Public Library Bake Sale
The Roland Friends ‘N Service will be sponsoring a bake sale at the Roland Public Library on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Baked items and cash donations are welcome. Items may be dropped off at the library Friday, April 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. or the day of the sale by 9 a.m. Proceeds will go to library programs through the Roland Library Foundation.
Bargo games will be played on Monday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. at G.I. Jill’s, 207 N. Main St., Roland.
Stitch ‘n’ Knit
Stitch ‘n’ Knit meets at Bertha Bartlett Public Library at 10 a.m. every Friday. 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.
At 1 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 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, April 24, a Fellowship luncheon will be 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 emotional and inspiring “Five Feet Apart” will be shown Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 19, 20, 21, at the Story Theater in Story City. Shows are evenings at 7 p.m., with special Saturday and Sunday matinees also at 4 p.m. Admission is only $4 and it’s rated PG-13. 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.
Annual Tree Sale
Story City Trees Forever is holding its 23rd annual Tree Sale on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the former Lone Tree Nursery site. Each tree will be $45 and must be planted within the city limits of Story City.
Bicycle Workshop at the Roland Library
The Roland Library will have a bicycle workshop on Saturday, April 27, at 11 a.m. This fun free program will teach you how to get your bike in tip top shape for spring and summer! Basic bike repair, care and maintenance will be covered. This is BYOB-Bring Your Own Bike if you wish, but it’s certainly not required! If you’re in need of a bike of your own, feel free to come and inquire after the workshop. This program will be presented by Val Nehls, local bike expert. Please call the library at 515-388-4086 with questions.
The City of Roland will hold their annual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, April 27, at 9 a.m. at the Roland-Story Middle school. All interested in participating in this years run can down load the application on the Roland City Web-site: cityofroland.org. The Roland Kiwanis club will put on a pancake breakfast, which will be free to all participants and available to the public for a free will donation. The proceeds from this event will go towards the new Roland pool. Mayor Andrew Webb said he is looking forward to a record turn out for this years run, considering the amazing support given by the community in the March bond vote. In fact, the mayor plans to participate. Surely you can out run the Mayor — stated Webb. If he can do it, anyone can.
World-class bluegrass and gospel entertainers Monroe Crossing will appear in concert at the Story Theater Grand Opera House in Story City on Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. This will be the third time Monroe Crossing has appeared at the historical theater in Story City. Tickets are now on sale at the Story Theater, 512 Broad St., and the Story City Greater Chamber Connection, 524 Broad St., during each location’s regular business hours (other ticket purchasing arrangements can also be made). General admission tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door the night of the concert. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show. For more information, call the theater at (515) 733-4551, (515) 290-4011 or (515) 733-4319, or the GCC at (515) 733-4214. Proceeds benefit the Story Theater Historical Foundation.