Local Events
News Releases - Local Events
Written by Cinda Beert   
Friday, 11 May 2012 07:24

Davenport, Iowa — Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, May 19, 2012, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 75 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at the Davenport Municipal Airport. The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation.

Since the program was launched in 1992, Volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1.5 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries.

“Free airplane rides are just part of the Flight Rally,” said Cinda Beert, spokesperson for the event. “We hope to build one-to-one relationships between pilots and young people, giving a new generation a chance to learn more about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation.” Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight.

Following the flight, each young person, will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle. Their name will then be entered into the “World’s Largest Logbook,” which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, WI. The Logbook is also accessible on the web at www.youngeagles.org.

Along with flight rallies, EAA members also fly Young Eagles on an individual basis. Each pilot volunteers their time and aircraft so the flights can be provided free of charge for interested young people.

Those attending the flight rally on May 19, 2012 are asked come to the Davenport Municipal Airport starting at 8:00AM to register for their flight. Flights will begin at 8:30AM, with registration closing when we meet our maximum of 100 kids.

Additional information about EAA and the EAA Young Eagles program is available on the Internet. Access to EAA’s Home Page is available at www.eaa.org. The Young Eagles web page is www.youngeagles.org.

Independent Scholars' Evening PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Local Events
Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 14:27
May 10th. 2012

Independent Scholars' Evenings.

A discussion of the recent Berkshire Hathaway annual stockholders' meeting, where questions of investing and finance, as well as life lessons, are fielded by Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger.

By Charles Fisher.

Charles has his engineering degree from the University of Iowa and is a published author with books written in the techincal field of computer science. Charles is with Info Systems at Alcoa and is a resident of Rock Island.

Please visit some of the URLs on this topic, as desired, before the presentation.

Here is the biggest URLs of a more controversial topic.


Please attend and join the discussion at

The Moline Commercial Club, 1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.

second floor of The Moline Club building . Above the Phoenix Fine Arts Gallery.

1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.

309-762-9202 for The Institute.


Light refreshments, wine and beverages are served, doors open at 6.30

Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 organisation at state and federal level since 1996.

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.





Schilling Invites Area Heroes to Veterans Forum PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Local Events
Written by Andie Pivarunas   
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 12:55

To Ensure They are Getting the Care and Attention They Deserve from the Department of Veterans Affairs

Washington, DC — Congressman Bobby Schilling (IL-17) will be hosting a forum specifically for veterans this Saturday, May 12 featuring Mr. Duane Honeycutt, Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Chicago (VARO), and Ms. Dawn Oxley, Acting Director of the Iowa City VA Health Care System.  Director Honeycutt and Ms. Oxley have graciously agreed to meet with area veterans to gather input from them about their needs and provide them with information about veterans benefits and processes.  

The forum is intended to be educational and will address issues pertaining to the operation of the VARO, such as how to properly file a claim, the claim and appeal process, what documents are necessary to file a claim, the length of time to review a claim, and more.  The forum is open to veterans, their spouses, VSOs, and other individuals who may have concerns related to the specific nature of the forum.

“Our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much for our country, and it is our responsibility to provide them with the care they deserve,” Schilling said.  “This forum will give our area’s heroes the opportunity to speak directly with VA officials to share their ideas about what can be done both in Illinois and in Washington to improve their access to care.”

  • WHO: Mr. Duane Honeycutt, Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Chicago (VARO), Ms. Dawn Oxley, Acting Director of the Iowa City VA Health Care System
  • WHAT: Veterans Forum, to gather input on veterans’ needs and provide information about veterans benefits and processes
  • WHEN: Saturday, May 12 from 10:00am CST – 12:00pm CST
  • WHERE: American Legion, 571 E. North St., Galesburg, Illinois
  • WHY: In an effort to ensure our area’s heroes are getting the care and attention they deserve from the Department of Veterans Affairs

Those interested in attending the forum can contact Schilling’s office in Moline by calling (309) 757-7630.  Due to the sensitive nature of casework the forum itself is closed to the press.  Media should check in with Ken Moffett upon arriving for further information.

# # #

Trivia Night Fund-raiser for Churches United PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Local Events
Written by Anne Wachal   
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 13:42

In support of Churches United’s Emergency Fund

Friday, June 1st

Doors open 6 pm - Trivia begins at 7 pm

@ St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4907 18th Street, Bettendorf

Baby Boomers! Wear your best 60’s & 70’s clothes but there will be questions for all generations!

Food available to purchase thanks to the generous support of the Blue Iguana!

(Tacos, Salsa & Chips, beverages etc.)

NO Alcoholic Beverages!

$10/person, $80/table


Before the vacations begin, COME and support those less fortunate!

Rock Island Library Lines PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Local Events
Written by Rock Island Public Library   
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 12:26
Event Helps Preserve County History

image of an 1871 private library cardJust in time for National Historic Preservation Month, the Rock Island County Historical Society (RICHS) is offering a special history day from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 10 at the Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street.


Society representatives are seeking maps, books, letters, personal papers, photographs, films, journals and manuscripts, historical objects, paintings, diaries, historic records, vintage brochures, pamphlets and postcards, newspapers and other publications, yearbooks, and memorabilia. Items may be donated outright, or scanned for archiving by the Society.


A special workshop on preserving family treasures will be offered at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.


Society members will also record oral histories. Veterans are encouraged to share their stories. No registration is required for the drop-in event.

How DO you get those photos off the camera?

couple on trip taking photoLearn the basics of using your point-and-shoot digital camera at special "Senior Series" class on Tuesday, May 22, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street.


Digital Camera 101 is a beginning "nuts-and-bolts" class for those new to digital photography. Led by instructor Dee Oberle, of Gypsy Chicks Photography, the class will teach basic terms, taking and deleting photos, the meaning of those little pictures on the dial, and how to get your images off the memory card and into print.


This is a hands-on class, so enrollment is limited. Registration is required. To sign up, leave a message at 309-732-7303 or email Library Public Relations.


What to bring: Your digital point-and-shoot camera with charged batteries and memory card, and the camera manual (if you have one.)


This class is not for experienced camera users or for owners of digital SLR cameras with interchangeable lenses.

Libraries Host Middle-Eastern Discussion Series

arches at mosqueProfessor and historian Dr. Art Pitz will continue his discussions of the Middle East in presentations on "The Arab-Israeli Conflict" at the Moline and Rock Island Public Libraries.  This year's series includes new topics generated from Dr. Pitz's travels to Israel and the Palestinian territories. In 2010, he spent a month in the Middle East, where he was briefed by the Israeli Foreign Ministry, traveled to southern Israel near Gaza, and visited the West Bank and a Palestinian refugee camp.


The May 8 and May 15 presentations are at the Moline Public Library, 3210 41st Street For details, call the Moline Library at (309) 524-2440 or see their website.

The May 22 and May 29 presentations at the Rock Island Main Library cover these topics:

  • May 22: "The Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Statehood: Will it lead to peace or war?"
  • May 29: "Can Israel Negotiate with any Palestinian Government?"

All presentations are at 6:00 pm. They are free and open to the public. No registration is required.


The 2012 series is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, the Rock Island Public Library Foundation, and the Friends of the Moline Public Library.

Children of the Holocaust exhibit

A Tribute to Children of the Holocaust: Portraits that Bridge the Gap Between Then and Now will be on display one more month at the Main Library. The exhibit will close the week of June 8. The exhibit was sponsored through grants from the Scott County Regional Authority and the Rock Island Community Foundation (RICF) to the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.

Summer will be here soon . . .

books on a plate illustration And your library has all sorts of appetizing summer reading contests and summer events planned for children, teens and adults. Parents can register children now for free five-week art, drama and math workshops by calling the Children's Room at 309-732-7360. A brochure with free events for children, adults and teens is posted online.

Reading is soooo delicious! Feed your mind this summer . . .at your library!

Rock Island, Illinois > 309.732.7323 (READ) > www.rockislandlibrary.org Rock Solid, Rock Island.

<< Start < Prev 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 Next > End >>

Page 211 of 286