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Celebrating Twenty-Two Years of Helping Single Parent Families Move from Homelessness to Self-Sufficiency PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sister Mary Ann Vogel   
Friday, 24 August 2012 11:44
Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. is celebrating 22 years of service to the Quad Cities with a New Orleans style Jazz Brunch at Crow Valley Golf Club on Sunday, September 23, 2012, from 11am to 2pm. Sarah Marie Young, a Chicago vocalist, will once again be the featured entertainer and she will be accompanied by a pianist and a string bass player. Sarah Marie was awarded first place in the international Montreux Jazz Voice Competition in Switzerland last year.

This year we are adding an auction featuring an opportunity for you and your friends to have lunch with either Sam Allen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Deere and Company, or Joan Lescinski, CSJ, PhD., President of St. Ambose University.

Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. (HMHI) has provided supportive housing for 711 single parents and their 1391 children during these past 22 years. These families were homeless at the time they entered the program. HMHI provides single parents with the tools and support to complete degrees, find jobs, and move into their own homes. Children learn there is a different way to live; some have become the first in their family to complete high school and go on to college. Over 400 applications from single parent families, including nearly 600 children, are received each year and yet HMHI has space and staff to provide services to only 47 of these families at any one time.

Please join us in our celebration and support this valuable community asset.

For more information, please contact our office at 563-326-1330.

August 23rd. 2012 " HYGGE: the Meaning and the Phenomenon" by Michael Grady. I.S.E PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Friday, 24 August 2012 11:15

August 23rd. 2012
7.00 p.m.
Independent Scholars’ Evenings.

HYGGE : Vital for our human existence . To understand the Meaning and Phenomenon of HYGGE is to  directly know and understand the Lightness of Being.


HYGGE, a word from Denmark, has a cross cultural value.

Presented by
Michael Grady.
Export Consultant for American Midwestern foods.
An Independent Scholar

Michael Grady has spent some time in Denmark, and is a recent grandfather to Ingrid, 8 months old living in Copenhagen with his son Christian Norgaard Larsen and Stine.  Michael Grady has been an Independent Scholar at the Institute since 2004. He lives in Davenport with his wife Lina Grady, and three teenage girls. He is an export consultant for American food products. His wife, Lina is an expert and a consultant in Traditional Feng Shui.

1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois
Doors open at 6.30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Dress code: business casual.
Elevators are located through the 16th. Street entrance.

Independent Scholars’ Evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural and
Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501©3 at State and Federal levels since 1996. Please visit:  www.qcinstitute.org

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.

Bowling to Banish Bullying Team Registration Now Open PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ballet QC   
Monday, 20 August 2012 08:31

Ballet Quad Cities' 2nd Annual

Bowling to Banish Bullying

Team Registration Now Open

Sign your Team up today!


You don't want to miss this fun evening



5:45 - 10:30 pm

(teams will be scheduled in 3 shifts)






200 E. 3rd Street







BALLET QUAD CITIES is hosting the 2nd annual

"Bowling to Banish Bullying" to raise funds for our

ongoing bullying prevention outreach programs in area elementary schools and we are looking for TEAMS!


Bowl for ONE hour to pay for ONE child to have an interactive school visit and see a live performance of

The Ugly Duckling. All of our professional dancers are trained in the nationally recognized

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.


Last year we reached 8,500 Quad City kids with our outstanding message!



Teams of six bowling to banish bullying!

$40 per person / $240 per team

$10 for spectators at the door


Heavy appetizers, one drink ticket per person, one hour of bowling and shoes are included in your registration fee ~ Cash bar




Call (309) 786-3779


E-mail dkosterballetqc@sbcglobal.net

Gilda’s Club Diamonds and Divas event takes a “gamble”. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paige Nagle   
Monday, 20 August 2012 08:08

IA/IL QUAD-CITIES– This would have been the eighth year for the Diamonds & Divas event benefitting Gilda’s Club but this year the event committee is rolling the dice with a new event – Gilda’s Club Casino Night.

"The secret of having a longstanding, successful event is knowing when you need to change it up a little," said Rosemary Ocar, Davenport, Chair of the Casino Night Committee. "We are excited to have an event where men can attend and much like our former Divas event we’re still glamorous and glitzy incorporating the fun and feel of Vegas; all for a good cause."

Gilda's Club Quad Cities provides programs free of charge to men, women, and children affected by cancer. Gilda's Club does not receive federal or state funding. It is funded through the caring people of the community.

The new Casino Night event will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday, September 28 th, 2012, at Jumer’s Casino and Hotel, 777 Jumer Drive, Rock Island, IL, 61201. The cost is $55 per person, $100 per couple.

Blackjack, poker, live and silent auction, Vegas style entertainment, showgirls and much more will make this evening one you won’t forget.

"I think our loyal Diva audience will have a great time at our new event and we’re only increasing awareness and funds by inviting the men of the Quad Cities to join us," said Michele Stoos, Corporate Communications and Brand Manager of The Sedona Group and one of the event's organizers.

To register for the event, contact Paige Nagle of Gilda's Club Quad Cities at (563) 326-7504 or by email, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


QUAD-CITIES WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S - Saturday, September 8, 2012 - I Wireless, Moline, IL PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joni Johnson   
Friday, 17 August 2012 14:40

We have an epidemic in this country and it's name is Alzheimer's disease.  More people will die from this disease this year than breast and prostate cancer combined.  It is the 6th leading cause of death and the only one in the top 10 causes with no way to prevent, cure or slow the progression.  More money is allocated to fighting obesity than Alzheimer's.  We need all of you...  We need to raise awareness, raise funds and promote research...  We need to raise our voices to make noise so people take notice.

The WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S is the largest national support group for people to do that.  It is our largest fundraiser and way to reach the masses.  We are contacting you because it is going to take all of us to make that happen.  I have attached the facts so I won't go into the numbers here, but they are jaw dropping.  Our country is not prepared for this tsunami headed our way, the numbers of persons with the disease, the number of caregivers needed and the costs of providing that care.  Let alone, providing support and healthcare for the caregivers.  The ripple effect of this disease is widespread as families struggle to care for their loved ones, often at home.
My name is Joni Johnson, Community Relations Coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association in the Iowa counties of Clinton, Muscatine and Scott; Illinois counties of Henry, Mercer and Rock Island.  I am writing to you today for your help.
Please email with any questions:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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