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March 22nd. Independent Scholars' Evenings PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 12:08
Waking Life

This stunning, visually arresting film by Richard Linklater focuses on
lucid dreaming, the nature of dreams, consciousness, and existentialism. The film provokes deep thought while leaving you doubting what is real and believing what is dreamt.

Come and join us for film and discussion on related subjects.

The title is a reference to philosopher George
Santayana's maxim: "Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a
dream controlled."

Free and open to the public.

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

7.00 p.m
second floor of
The Moline Club building . Above the Phoenix.

1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.

309-762-8547 for the Moline Club
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 at state and federal level since 1996

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.

More than 20,000 converge on Davenport pub for biggest St. Pat's festival in Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Print Junky   
Monday, 19 March 2012 15:25
Kelly's hosts 20,000 for what it claims is the biggest St. Patrick's Day festival in Iowa.

DAVENPORT, IOWA — Kelly's Irish Pub and Eatery, located at 2222 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, is calling its eighth annual St. Patrick's Day Festival a rousing success, and its biggest to date.

The weather was the story of the day, as record warm temperatures made for a beautiful St. Pat's party, and brought thousands to the big tent on 53rd Street both Friday and Saturday.

Kelly's owner, Dan Kelly, noted that Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Festival brings so many people together, that connections are made and reinforced. "This was our biggest year ever. It was a great day to see so many people out celebrating Irish heritage. Everyone was laughing and having fun enjoying their old friends and making new ones."

Friday's concert, featuring CMT’s The Singing Beestar Beau Davidson was a great success and a fitting kickoff to a celebratory weekend.

Saturday, with Irish Dancers making multiple stops, and their roving bagpiper keeping the crowd in the spirit, Kelly's poured more than 2,000 gallons of green beer, and served more than a ton - approximately 9,000 servings - of corned beef. As an airborne accent to the festivities, the Skydiving Leprechauns flew in just before sunset Saturday to cheers, amid live music that lasted for more than 10 hours.

New features this year, included games of skill and strength, and NCAA TVs in the west tent, and the raised VIP area in the main tent, all of which went over well with the crowd.

And once again, Kelly's made sure anyone that needed a ride home got one. "Our free shuttles got many people home safe and sound, capping a record day from beginning to end, from temperatures, to attendance." Kelly said.

7 Davenport Police officers provided event security, which went extremely smoothly considering the numbers, with no major incidents and only one arrest.

For an event this size, sponsors have become critical, according to Kelly. "Companies such as Wieblers' Harley Davdison, the River Cities’ Reader, Active Endeavors, Barron Equipment, Ganzos, Knilans Furniture, Mississippi River Distilling Co., Per Mar, Wolfe Beverage, QC Safety, Radon Solutions, Vintage Homes, Steeplegate Inn, and Wayne Montgomery Floor Coverings help keep Saturday's admission free for this annual celebration, and we hope they get value from being seen at, and being involved with this annual event."

"It makes sense that everyone says: 'Kelly's ISPatrick's Day!'"

About Kelly's: Opened in 2004, Kelly's has always been proud of its tradition of great food and great service by a friendly staff in a comfortable atmosphere. With a diverse menu ranging from burgers and pub food to salmon and salads, fried items are hand battered and breaded to order, queso dip and soups are made from scratch, in-house. With 12 flat-screen TV's and a 106-inch big screen, this Irish pub is perfect for watching all the sports action in a family-friendly atmosphere.


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Written by Lora Adams   
Monday, 19 March 2012 14:46

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT, Quad Cities PBS in partnership with the Child Abuse Council, Community Child Care Resource & Referral, Quad Cities Association for Education of Young Children, Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency and the Rock Island County Regional Office of Education is offering a Ready To Learn Conference on April 21nd from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The conference organized for early childhood professionals in homes, churches, centers and schools will feature 18 different breakout sessions that include “Prop Box Bags” discussing outdoor learning fun, “Got Dirt” discussing how to grow healthy kids and “A Merry Musical Day” discussing music and movement.

The registration fee is $20.00 and includes 3 workshops, a light breakfast and a free children’s book.  At the conference all participants will receive a training certificate valued at 3 hours.  CEU and CPDU credits are available on the day of the conference for an additional $20 fee. Black Hawk College is also offering 1 college credit in conjunction with the conference. You must register for the course and pay separately by contacting Chris Bachelder at 309/796-5986.

To find out more about the conference or to download a registration form go to www.wqpt.org or phone 309-764-2400.

WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University located in Moline, Illinois.

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Churches United Announces Annual Delegate Assembly PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jo Cohrs   
Monday, 19 March 2012 12:21

On Thursday, March 22nd at the First Covenant Church, Moline, located at 3303 - 41st Street in Moline, Churches United of the Quad City Area will host its annual delegate assembly and the entire community is invited to join us.  This will be the 51st annual Delegate Assembly and this year we will again look at the various ministries of this ecumenical group and review the budget for this current year.  This year we have invited three clergy women to talk about their experience working in the church but also working ecumenically.  One key mission for Churches United is to honor the diversity in the Church as well as within the larger faith community.  What are the challenges of working within one faith yet engaging others in a positive and inclusive manner?  The three members of the panel are:

  • Rev Katherine Mulhern, Pastor, Edwards Congregational, UCC, Davenport
  • Sister Marilyn Ring, Chaplain, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
  • Rev. Dawn H. Roucka, Director, Illinois Chapter of Church World Service
If you would like more information about this ecumenical gathering please contact Rev. Ronald C. Quay, Executive Director, Churches United at (563) 332-5002.

America’s Favorite Geek, the Kinetic King, to Appear at the Family Museum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elly Gerdts   
Monday, 19 March 2012 11:17

Bettendorf — Last summer, NBC’s America’s Got Talent introduced the nation to the self-proclaimed “greatest purveyor of chain reaction gadgets in this and the 17 known universes,” the Kinetic King. Viewers fell in love with the Minnesota charm (“you betcha” / “whoo hoo”) and the impressive chain reactions made from tongue depressors, ping pong balls, plastic cups, and more. View his debut appearance on YouTube. The King will be packing his gadgets and heading to the Quad Cities to build several super-cool kinetic structures at the Family Museum in Bettendorf, Iowa. He will host daily detonations Tuesday, March 20 – Friday, March 23 at 4:00pm. He will conclude his visit with a final detonation on Saturday, March 24 at 11:00am.

The Kinetic King, aka Tim Fort, holds the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Stick Bomb” using 3,864 tongue depressors. It was detonated on June 20, 2010 at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Fort creates displays all over the country (some successful and some not). Many of these attempts he posts to his YouTube page (user name LunaTim). The Kinetic King placed 13th overall in season 6 of America’s Got Talent.

“Oh wow!” –Howie Mandel, Season 6 America’s Got Talent

“Wow!” –Nick Cannon, Season 6 America’s Got Talent

“Do it again!” –Nick Cannon, Season 6 America’s Got Talent

“Weird, but interesting.” –Sharon Osbourne, Season 6 America’s Got Talent

“Whoo hoo!” –The Kinetic King, Season 6 America’s Got Talent

Find out what the buzz is about March 20-24 at the Family Museum. “It’s way beyond your grandma’s domino tumbling!” –The Kinetic King

Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

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