Community Calendar

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

IMMANUEL CHOIR TO PRESENT CANTATA

The Immanuel Senior Choir will sing a Russell Mauldin cantata, “The First Noel” Sunday morning, December 7 at 9:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 604 Lafayette in Story City. The cantata is directed by Susan Amensen, accompanied by Emily Anderson, and narrated by Terry Thompson. Soloists include Deb & Steve Olson, Cathy McKim, and Kent Meier. The public is invited to this celebration of the birthday of the King.

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RELIANCE STATE BANK OPEN HOUSE

Please stop by Reliance State Bank in Story City for their Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a cup of hot cider and some goodies as the holiday season unfolds.

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IMMANUEL CHURCH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Story City will be hosting a Christmas Luncheon and Bazaar in conjunction with the Story City Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A variety of soups/bread bowls, desserts (including Scandinavian goodies) and a hot chocolate bar will be on the menu. The price is $7 for the full meal and $5 for dessert and drink only. There will also be a bazaar featuring many cute, inexpensive gifts, for your last minute shopping.

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STORY CITY ENDOWMENT OPEN HOUSE

Bring your questions about the Story City Friends Endowment to the informational open house being held Monday December 8th at 7 p.m. at Fairview Lodge in Story City. The event will discuss how the endowment will benefit Story City on an on-going basis and the tax benefits it can provide. Information provided will be important for year-end planning of charitable giving. The event is open to the public. For more information, contact 733-4486.

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STORY THEATER CONCLUDES 100TH YEAR!

The Story Theater Grand Opera House will culminate a year-long celebration of its 100th Anniversary with a special “101st Birthday” Concert on Thursday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m., featuring Nashville recording artist Daniel Christian, along with a special preview of next year’s Judge Story’s Scandinavian Days production “Little Shop of Horrors”. Christian will perform original selections as well as holiday favorites in this special performance on the historic stage. Tickets are now on sale for $20 in advance ($30 at the door) and are available at the Story City Chamber (524 Broad), Story City Herald (511 Broad) and the Story Theater (512 Broad). They are also available by mail by sending a check to: Story Theater Historical Foundation, 512 Broad St., Story City IA 50248. For more information call 515/733-4551 or 515/733-4318.

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YULEFEST TOUR OF HOMES TO BE HELD

The 29th Annual Yulefest Tour of Homes will be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7, from 1 to 4 p.m. Homes featured include Rocke and Angela Rahfeldt, 1109 Penn (sponsored by Hook & Eye Questers), Steve and Miriam Skartvedt, 1039 Eighth St. (sponsored by P.E.O. Chapter FZ) and Chuck and Cheryl Semler, 319 Grand (sponsored by Praeri Rail Trail Questers). Tickets are $6 and are available at the Story City GCC, 524 Broad, NuCara Pharmacy, 621 Broad, any Quester or P.E.O. member or at any of the homes on tour day. The Story City Historical Society will also be serving refreshments at the Bartlett Museum, 619 Grand, during tour hours.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL SENIOR CITIZENS DINNER

The Roland-Story Middle School is celebrating the holiday season with their annual Senior Citizens Dinner on Friday, Dec. 12 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Roland Middle School. Please note the earlier date this year. Invitations have been sent out, but if you did not receive one please contact the middle school office at 388-4348. RSVPs are due by Friday, Dec. 5. The make-up snow day is Thursday, Dec. 18.

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SONS OF NORWAY EVENT DECEMBER 8

“Glade Jul, Hellige Jul” is the theme for Sons of Norway Kong Sverre Lodge’s event on Monday, Dec. 8, at the Community Center beginning at 6 p.m. with social time followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Desserts will follow dinner. Officers for 2015 will also be installed. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for guests. For reservations call Shirley Frandson (515/733-4482) or Ingrid Place (515/292-7513) by Friday, Dec. 5.

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