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Posted on Aug 20, 2015

Community Bulletin: Aug. 20

Get your Zumba on and help out shelter
The Quincy Swim & Gym and Anytime Fitness are partnering up to hold a free ZUMBAthon.
The event is a fundraiser for the Quincy Animal Shelter. Donations for the shelter will be accepted at the event.
The ZUMBAthon is 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Lauzier Park Stage. Instructors from the two businesses will lead the crowd, and special guest DJ Albert Castro will provide the music.
The community event is for people ages 12 and older; however, anyone under 18 must have a guardian’s signature to participate. Organizers ask that participants bring water and a towel and wear appropriate shoes.

Collearys celebrate 50th anniversary
The family of Charles and Delsie Colleary invites friends to join them in celebrating the couple’s 50th anniversary.
The open house is 2 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 29 at the Quincy Nazarene Church, 609 Central Ave. N.

Seniors: Chili is on Thursday menu
The weekly dinner at the Quincy Senior Center begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Cost is $6 a person.
On the menu is chili, cornbread, salad and chocolate cake. The Aug. 27 menu includes barbecued chicken.
Bridge winners were Alverna Casey and Carole Richardson. Dominoes winners were Dan Neumann and Elaine Elshoff. Pinochle winners were Nick Todd and Bill DeLeeuw.

American Red Cross to hold 2 blood drives
Two blood drives are planned this month in Quincy.
A blood drive will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday at Quincy High School, 16 6th Ave. S.E. A second drive is planned for 1:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center, 115 F St. S.W.

Calling all QHS students & parents!
All Quincy High School students and their parents are asked to attend a special informational event on Aug. 31.
With the new school year comes several changes at the high school, including new state graduation requirements, new senior project and advisory requirements, and the shift to a seven-period day.
On Aug. 31, there also will be specific information for ninth-grade students and their parents.
The meeting is 5 to 7 p.m. in the QHS cafeteria and performing arts center.
Students also will be able to pick up class schedules, meet their teachers, sign up for sports and clubs, and purchase a yearbook or PE clothes.

Take Fido to the pool
On Aug. 31, its Doggie Day at the Quincy Aquatic Center. That means dogs swim for free from 6 to 8 p.m. (No humans are allowed in the pool on Doggie Day.)
The city asks that people bring only dogs that are good around other dogs (and people) and that owners clean up after their pets.
The last day the aquatic center is open for the season to swimmers is Aug. 30.

Watch for city crews out pruning trees
Quincy street crews soon will be out pruning in the street rights of way.
Crews prune trees above sidewalks up to a height of 7 feet and above the streets up to 13 feet.
Homeowners can prune their trees or shrubs back themselves; however, the city cautions that they must do so soon before crews get to work.
The city also reminds residents that it’s a violation of the city municipal code to dump or store anything in the alleys except garbage, yard waste and recycling containers.