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Thursday, February 21, 2019 N/Warren Town and County News Page Three Join Us: Norwalk Area Kiwanis Charter Event Julie McGinnis, charter president of the new Norwalk Area Kiwanis Club, invites all to the club's charter event, on Tuesday, March 5th, at 6:00 p.m at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 Orchard Hills Drive in Norwalk. Kiwanians from around the NE-IA District will be joining local charter members to celebrate the opening of Norwalk's newest service organization. McGinnis said, "The Nebraska-Iowa Kiwanis District now has 16 clubs serving in the Des Moines area and surrounding counties. We know that our new Kiwanis Club can serve the children in the Norwalk Community School District and make a difference in the community." Required to charter with 15 members, the club now has 23 members. Members are still being accepted. Jane Erickson, 2016-17 president of Kiwanis International and a member of the Bellevue-Offutt Kiwanis club, will be the evening's featured speaker. Officers will be installed, and the charter presented to the members. The event will include a silent auction and is being catered by Winn's of Norwalk. Please contact Leigh VanderHolt at 515.689.3748 or 1.vanderholt@mchsi.com by February 25th with your reservations, or for more information, including cost. Kiwanis is an international organization with over 600,000 youth and adult members in over 80 countries around the globe. Kiwanis clubs support various local projects, as well as global efforts such as its current Eliminate Project, which, in partnership with UNICEF, aims to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus around the world. More information can be found at kiwanis.org or ne- ia.portalbuzz.com ~ "~ii~i ~. ""i~g' -~ ~ ~, ~: Recreation Department Information provided by Nancy Kuehl and Shanda Lewiston Visit us at www.norwalk.iowa.gov Registration forms for events are available 24 hours a day at the Parks and Recreation office (1100 Chatham Avenue, inside the Norwalk Public Safety Building) or print them off our website: www.norwalk.iowa.gov. You can mail registration forms, place them in our drop box, or walk in. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The drop box is open 24/7. If you have any questions, please call us at 515-981-9206. On-line registration is also available on our website: www.norwalk. iowa.gov. Our fall and winter brochure is available online, or there are copies you can pick up at the Parks and Rec office. We are now accepting Park Shelter House reservations for April through October, and Pool Party reservations for the 2019 season. Please call us or visit our website for further details on the following events: Registrations dates for upcoming events: Adult Pick-Up Basketball Games - Registration open until full YEL! Junior Robotics League (Oviatt) - Registration through February 24 Non Registration events Family Open Gym - Sundays through February 24th, 2-4 pm, Oviatt Gym Senior Exercise - Mondays/Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church Adult Pick-Up Basketball Games Pick-up basketball games will be offered for adults. Please bring clean tennis shoes to wear for the games. This program is only for residents who live within the Norwalk School District. YEL (Youth Enrichment League) Junior Robotics 21st Century Robotics Enrichment using LEGO bricks. Each class follows 4 components: Teach it, Build it, Program it, and Play it. Family Open Gym Shoot hoops or play a pick-up game with friends or family. Bring clean tennis shoes for the floor. Only residents in the Norwalk school district are eligible to participate. No registration required; just show up and play. OPALS - Older People with Active Life Styles Senior CitizenExercise Everyone ages 55 and older is invited to attend a free exercise program that will include stretching and toning. We will meet at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (new location) located at 515 Sunset Drive. Registration is not required. This is a'continuous program every Monday and Wednegday from 10- 10:30 a.m. ' 13th Annual Polar Plunge is February 23rd On Saturday February 23rd, the Warren County Sheriffs Office will be hosting our 13th annual Polar Plunge. This plunge is organized to raise money for Special Olympics of Iowa and the more than 14,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities. This eyent will take place at Lake Ahquabi State Park south of Indianola. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the plunge to follow at 12:00. Each participant must raise a minimum of $75.00. This donation includes a long sleeve t-shirt and a post party with food, drinks, door prizes and a silent auction. If you wish to participate but are Too Chicken to Plunge you can raise the money, get on a team a shirt for this as well. Our pqs,-Kp:ar ty and silent auction will be held at the Warro o nty Administration building, 310 N. Buxton/I.fidi inola immediately following the plunge at the 1T: oti would like to come early and check :'~-i:, ;': out our silent auctmn it will be available from 10:00 - 1:00 a :.tke administration building. We will have items such: as college and professional sports items, photo shoots, wine and cheese adventures, tandem sky dive jump, gift cards to restaurants, and many more items. For more information on plunging or to just donate contact Randy Spurr at 515-961-1122, Jeanette Steinfeldt at 515-986-5520 or register online at give.classy.org/warrencountypolarplunge2019. Hurry before the water warms up! I-SmileTM Program Helps Iowa Children February is National Children's Dental Health Month. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds parents the key to a lifelong, healthy smile is early preventive care. Beginning regular dental visits by the age of one year, using fluoridated water, and brushing twice a day can help prevent painful cavities from forming in a child's mouth. The IDPH I-SmileTM Dental Home Initiative is a program that helps Iowa's children connect with dental services. Last year, I-SmileTM helped more than 54,000 Iowa kids find dental care. Since 2006, more than 554,000 fluoride applications and 372,000 dental sealants have been provided for children through I-SmileTM. It's estimated that I-SmileTM services have prevented 21,630 cavities since 2013. A child with a healthy smile will have more confidence when speakihg, eating, and interacting with others. "A child's healthy smile is more than just pretty teeth. !t's:a'ga,t'eway to proper development, good oyerall heal th pd beaming confidence," said IDPH public health dental director Dr. Bob Russell. There are 23 I-SmileTM coordinators around the state who are responsible for working with children and families; dentists and dental office staff; medical providers; school nurses, teachers, and administrators; businesses; civic organizations.; andls0cial service organizations. The coordinators work for county health departments or private, non-profit organizations to administer I-SmileTM in all 99 Iowa counties. For more information about I-SmileTM, visit https:/ /ismile.idph.iowa.gov/. Have a news item for the paper? Send it to us by email at news@norwalknewspaper, com 01Y BANK INSURANCE :SERVICES 1037 Sunset Drive Norwalk 515 981 434