Things to do this week

Staff Writer
Story City Herald
“Aquaman” will be shown Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Feb. 8, 9, 10, at the Story Theater. Contributed photo

Sons of Norway February Event

The February Sons of Norway Kong Sverre Lodge’s event will be on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Community Center, 503 Elm Ave., Story City. The program will be “Norwegian-American Humor: Ole and Lena in America,” presented by Norm Carlson from Des Moines. 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 at (515) 733-4482, or Ingrid Place at (515) 292-7513 by Thursday, Feb. 7.

Kumla feed

The Story City American Legion will host a Kumla Feed from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 301 Washington St., Story City. The Legion Auxiliary will also be holding a bake sale during the kumla meal.

Community Showcase postponed for now

Due to the small number of people who have signed up for the Community Showcase, the event organizers and JSTT Board of Directors have decided to postpone the show for the foreseeable future.

We know there are incredibly talented people in our community whose interests may not lie in theater, and we would love to provide a platform to share all varieties of the performing arts. We are already discussing how we can host this type of showcase in the future. If you have ideas for how we can increase the success of the show, please share them with us. Send us a message on Facebook or email your ideas to Thank you for your continued support of JSTT and the performing arts.

NYC Choir Trip Pancake Dinner

A pancake dinner fundraiser will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, in the high school commons, prior to the band and choir concert. The fund will help with the expense of the high school choirs’ trip to New York City in March, where students will sing at Carnegie Hall.

Roland-Story Choir at Grace

The Roland-Story High School Chorus will perform during worship service at Grace United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 10. They are preparing for their spring break appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The congregation gave generously to the choir after the Thor’s Men performance at the church last fall. The congregation is, of course, welcome to give again, but the choir’s purpose on the 10th is to get some more performance rehearsal in and to thank the church for helping fund their trip.

Valentine’s Day Monthly Dance

The Heartland Senior Services’ Valentine’s Day Monthly Dance will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Moose Family Center, North U.S. Highway 69 and West 190th Street in Ames. Kenny Frette and the Country Classic Band will perform. Admission is $6 each. All are welcome. Sponsorship for the dance is provided by Bethany Life.

Tacos and Bingo

Story City American Legion Post 59, 301 Washington St., is holding taco night and bingo tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 6) with tacos from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and bingo from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

G.I. Jill’s events

Today (Wednesday, Feb. 6) is Wing Wednesday at G.I. Jill’s, 207 N. Main St. in Roland. Wings are 50 cents each.

American Legion Post 307 will serve tenderloins at G.I. Jill’s from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8.

Play Bargo on Monday, Feb. 11, with games starting at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge to play.

Utility meeting

The Board of Trustees of the Story City Municipal Electric Utility will hold its next regular board meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the distribution building located at 11820 567th Ave., Story City.

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.

Play cards

At 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 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, Feb. 13, 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.

Story Theater

The blockbuster hit “Aquaman” will be shown Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Feb. 8, 9, 10, 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,, 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

Cribbage at the Cup

Join in on a fun game of cribbage at The Yellow Cup Cafe from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The event is free and open to the public. Pub snacks will be provided; BYOB.

Kiwanis’ Charter Dinner

The Story City Kiwanis Club’s charter dinner will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at Grace Lutheran Church. New members are welcome.

Daddy & Daughter Dance

Riverside Bible Camp is holding a Daddy & Daughter Dance from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. The cost is $5 per person, or a maximum of $20 per family. Register online at or call the office at (515) 733-5271.