Things to do this week

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

Trivia Night

The Story City Economic Development Corporation is holding its annual Trivia Night on Friday, 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.

Family Movie Night

The Roland-Story PTO is hosting a family movie night at the elementary school on Friday, Jan. 18, which is a free event for the whole family. “Coco” will be showing! Pizza and treats will be served at 6 p.m., and the movie will start at 6:30. Popcorn will be served during the movie. Bring blankets and pillows to get comfy on the gym floor and enjoy the show!

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 to fill out and submit the showcase entry form by Thursday, Jan. 24. Questions can be emailed to

American Legion Post 59 events

Enjoy karaoke with DJ Jessica at the American Legion Post 59, 301 Washington St. in Story City, on Friday, Jan. 18, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Monday, Jan. 21, Post 59 is serving tenderloins and fries for $6.

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, it’s taco night at the Legion Hall from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with Bingo played from 7 to 8 p.m.

G.I. Jill’s events

Tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 16) is Wing Wednesday at G.I. Jill’s, 207 N. Main St. in Roland. Wings are 50 cents each.

Join in on some line dancing on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 7 to 11 p.m. For the first hour, Emily will be giving a line dance lesson. The event is free of charge.

On Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9 p.m. to midnight, enjoy karaoke at G.I. Jill’s. The event is free of charge.

Yulefest Passport deadline

Turn in your Yulefest Passport today (Wednesday, Jan. 16) at the Story City GCC office, 524 Broad St., for a chance to win a prize from the Yulefest tree. Are you struggling to get a monopoly? Get any six properties and two Business Choice stops filled and turn in your card for an opportunity to win a great prize donated by local businesses.

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, Jan. 18, 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, Jan. 23, 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

Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns” will be shown Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Jan. 18, 19, 20, at the Story Theater in Story City. Shows are evenings at 7 p.m., with special Saturday and Sunday matinees also at 4:15 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,, or search for us on Foursquare and Google+ under Story Theater Grand Opera House. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook at

Future happenings

Winter Soup Supper and Presentation

Stop by the Carriage House Museum on Thursday, Jan. 24, for the Story City Historical Society’s Winter Dinner and Presentation. A free-will donation soup and chili dinner will be provided, including spicy and mild chili, broccoli and cheese soup, oyster soup, baked potato soup, Norwegian flat bread, hot cocoa and desserts.

Following the meal will be a presentation on chautauquas in our area by Charles Kniker. Chautauqua was an adult education movement in the United States, highly popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s, featuring entertainment and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers, and specialists of the day. Join us for a delicious meal and learn more about Story City’s past!

Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Welcome and announcements will be a 6:30 p.m. and the presentation will be at 6:40 p.m.

19th Annual Wild Game Feed

The Moose Lodge, located on Highway 69 north of Ames, will host its 19th annual Wild Game Feed on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 5 p.m. to close. The cost is a free-will donation, and families are welcome. There will also be a DJ until close.

Rosy Cheeks

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