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Posted on Nov 29, 2018

News briefs, week of Nov. 29, 2018

Quincy library prepares activities
The Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S, 787-2359, offers programs at no charge.
Nov. 29, Preschool Storytime & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 29, Bilingual Storytime with Deb, 4 p.m.
Nov. 30, Kids Bingo, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Dec. 1, Surprise Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Dec. 3, Minecraft, 3:30- 5:30 p.m.; space is limited; sign up ahead of time required.
Dec. 5, “The Good Game: On the Moral Value of Sports,” 6-7 p.m. (adult activity)
Dec. 6, Preschool Story Time & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 6, Bilingual Story Time with Deb, 4 p.m.
Dec. 8, Surprise Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

Seniors: Serving oven-fried chicken
Thursday is oven-fried chicken, baked potato with toppings, corn, green salad, French rolls and carrot cupcake. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $7 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Monday is Hearty Navy bean soup, French rolls, green salad and oatmeal raisin cookie. Tuesday is scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, fruit or soup from Monday. Wednesday is French dip, green salad, apple sauce and brownie. Thursday, Dec. 6, is lasagna, green salad, garlic bread sticks and apple cake.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is $5 for members, $6 for nonmembers, with a $1 charge for to-go orders. Senior citizens may have lunches delivered Monday through Thursday inside Quincy city limits for an additional $2; call 787-3231.
Weekly activities include Monday – TOPS at 4 p.m.; Tuesday – coffee hour at 10 a.m. and SAIL class at 2 p.m.; Wednesday – bridge at 12:30 p.m., Chat and Stitch at 1 p.m.; Thursday – SAIL class at 2 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., followed by games at 6:30 p.m.
The center is open to all seniors 50 years and older, membership is $20 a year or $200 for lifetime. The office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Tourism group shifts meeting
The Grant County Tourism Commission announced that the regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 19, has been changed due to the Christmas holidays. The December Tourism Commission meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13 at 9:30 a.m. The Tourism Commission invites the public to attend regular meetings.

City offers activities
Youth Paint Night is Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m., $15. Adult Paint Night will be Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m., $15.
For more information about these and other Quincy Recreation Department activities, call 787-3523, ext. 259. Register at or at the Activity Center.

Christmas Concert planned
Quincy Valley Allied Arts will present the Community Christmas Concert at the High School PAC at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2.
Many members from the community and surrounding communities have been learning and practicing beautiful Christmas songs under the direction of Riley and Kylie Youngren.
The price of admission is an item for the Quincy Food Bank, which is particularly in need of rice, tuna, sugar, shampoo, combs, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
QVAA invites the public to help ring in the holiday season with gratitude and generosity for those in need.

George hall brings musicians to town
The George CoffeeHouse series welcomes Nick Dumas, Chris Luquette and bass man Andrew Knapp in concert at 7 p.m., Dec. 1. The doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Then the CoffeeHouse series features the Marlin Handbell Ringers at 3 p.m., Dec. 8. Both concerts will include refreshments, and admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 are free.
Memory Lane is scheduled for Jan. 26; Heartbreak Pass for Feb. 9; Kevin Pace & The Early Edition for March 16; and Pickled Okra for April 6.
The traditional First Friday Jam at George will be 7-9 p.m. on Dec. 7, with a potluck starting at 6 p.m.