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Exploring Freedom Summer at the Moline Public Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Christiansen   
Monday, 21 April 2014 12:26

Civil rights veteran Patti Miller will share her story of activism in the 1960s in her presentation Keeping History Alive: Freedom Summer Experience 1964 on Saturday, April 26th, 2:00 p.m. at the Moline Public Library.  This program is free and no registration is required.

Keeping History Alive is presented as part of the six-week series Created Equal and Changing America, which explores our nation’s civil rights history through film, exhibition, and presentations.  More information can be found online at molinelibrary.com/createdequal, by visiting the library at 3210 - 41st Street, or by calling 309-524-2470.

In 1964, Iowa native Patti Miller was a college student at Drake University when she became part of what would become known as Freedom Summer. Freedom Summer participants were recruited to go to Mississippi to register voters, convene Freedom Schools and work on community projects. Ms. Miller went on to work with Dr. Martin Luther King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in Chicago as part of the Project to End Slums. She is featured in the PBS American Experience film Freedom Summer and is at work on her own film covering her experiences from that pivotal year.

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Changing America is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Local support for Created Equal and Changing America has been provided by Friends of the Moline Public Library, WQPT, and The Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus/QCOnline.

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Helping With Humor Fundraising Event Benefiting Humility of Mary Shelter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin K. Gibbs   
Monday, 21 April 2014 09:06

Plan to attend the Helping with Humor fundraising event benefiting the Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. on Sunday, May 4th at the Establishment Theatre in Rock Island. ComedySportz Quad Cities and the Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. have partnered once again to provide you with an evening of comedy for a cause, featuring a stand-up performance by comedian Chris Schlicting followed by a ComedySportz match! This is a family friendly event. Tickets are only $10, which in turn supports one bed for one night at the Humility of Mary Shelter. Doors open at 5:15 and the fun starts at 6:00. Please purchase your tickets by calling the Establishment Theatre box office at (309)786-1111.

Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. provides emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing programs that offer opportunities for men and women experiencing homelessness to become emotionally, mentally, and physically more stable. The shelter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has proudly served the Quad City community since 2008.

 
Tickets Now Available Monster Jam, brought to you locally by Casey's General Stores PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ashley Sturgell   
Monday, 21 April 2014 08:38

Buy your tickets NOW for Monster Jam at the iWireless Center in the Quad Cities

(Moline, IL - April 17, 2014) - Tickets for Monster Jam, brought to you locally by Casey's General Stores, are now on sale.Monster Jam is the world's premier Monster truck series, and is affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $20 for adults and just $10 for kids! Tickets are available at the iWireless Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Monster Jam will be performing at the iWireless Center on Saturday, May 17 @ 7 pm and on Sunday, May 18 @ 2 pm

The event will feature your favorite trucks including Grave Digger, Wolverine, Hot Wheels, Monster Energy, Madusa, Cleatus, Thunder 4X4, and Mechanical Mischief!

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

The Party in the Pits, two hours before doors open for the show, gives fans the opportunity to get a view of the trucks up close and meet the drivers of the massive Monster Jam trucks. Tickets are just $5 for kids and $10 for adults!

For more information on the Monster Jam, log onto www.MonsterJam.com.  To follow Monster Jam on Facebook at Twitter, log on to Facebook.com/MJOnline and Twitter.com/MonsterJam.

About Feld Motor Sports®

Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment.  Feld Motor Sports productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross and Nuclear Cowboyz®.  Feld Motor Sports is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world's largest producer of live family entertainment.  For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.

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Spring Fever Fashion Show PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laura Showers   
Friday, 18 April 2014 09:43

 
A Night of Gospel Music... Good Friday 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Friday, 18 April 2014 09:17

Moline Commercial Club

1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline, IL

Social Hour @ 5:30p.m.

Dinner @ 6:30p.m. • Show @ 7:30p.m.

The Moline Commercial Clubs’ Chef Linda will be serving a magnificent dinner

prior to the show, by reservation only. Please call 309-762-8547 to make reservation.

Elevator is at the16th Street entrance.

Tickets for Dinner & Show: $20.00/person

*This event is open to the public and the audience can attend the show without dinner.

Ticket for the show: NO CHARGE

Priority seating is given to guests who make dinner reservations.

 
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