Cambridge Firemen Days

The small-town community celebration for Cambridge is going on this weekend! On Friday, June 9, enjoy music in the park, firemen grilling, beer tent and junior firefighter contest. On Saturday, June 10, rise early for a 7 a.m. breakfast at the Cambridge Community Center; 8 a.m. two-mile run; 10 a.m. parade; 11:30 a.m. lunch in the park, carnival food, dunk tank and other games; 7-10 p.m. Richard Arndt Band, and beer and smoked meat sandwiches will be available. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music.

Strike up the band, and chorus!

Enjoy the first performance of the year for the Ballard area Community Band and Chorus. They will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 9, as part of Cambridge Firemen Days celebration. Come to the Cambridge park by the water tower and bring a lawn chair if you wish.

Father’s Day gifts

No ugly ties this year! You can “Paint Your Own Pottery” at the Workspace, ISU Memorial Union. Drop in any time Friday, June 9, between 4 and 8 p.m. Studio fee is $4 for those with ISU and $5 for the public to attend, plus the cost of the bisque you select. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult.

Story Medical South Campus Expansion Open House

Make plans on Sunday, June 11, to attend an open house giving you a closer look at Story Medical’s new addition. The public open house, from 2-4 p.m. at 640 S 19th St., Nevada, offers tours, information about Story Medical’s comprehensive services and more.

‘Sensitive Natural Areas

Inventory’ Open House

Story County Conservation is working to fulfill a goal identified in the county’s comprehensive plan. The Cornerstone to Capstone (C2C) long-range plan’s intent is to be science-based and policy guiding, to lead with a clear vision and goals, to identify quality of life aspects, and to outline strategies to achieve its goals. The goal we are working toward is an updated inventory of the natural communities throughout the county.

Dr. Tom Rosburg and his associate, Dr. William (Bill) Norris, have been selected to help us carry out a sensitive areas inventory. A total of 5,000 acres were identified to be surveyed in the first phase of this project. The research entails exploratory hikes to identify vegetation types. Ideally, properties will be visited twice — soon and again later in the growing season. An open house will be held at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park (56461 180th St., Ames) on Wednesday, June 7, from 6-8 p.m.