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Written by Ron Summers   
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 12:15

Davenport, Iowa, May 2, 2012 – This Sunday, May 6 over 200 volunteers will hit selected parks in Davenport to paint, mulch, clean, and pick up trash. The volunteers are from Bettendorf Christian Church and their volunteer effort is called the “Love Project”. Church members of all ages will be out from approximately 9:30am – 2:30pm to work on projects at Credit Island, Garfield Park and Marquette Park in Davenport. The volunteers will provide about 1,000 man hours in donated labor to Davenport Parks and Recreation.

Members of the church will forgo their regular service on Sunday morning for this annual volunteer project. “Church leaders contacted Davenport Parks and Recreation and asked if they could help out this year,” according to Ken Asta, Experience Manager for the department. Church members see the “Love Project” as a way for the church to give service to the Quad City community.

Davenport Parks and Recreation is always looking for other agencies or groups to volunteer for projects. Anyone interested in volunteering should call Ken Asta at 563-326-7859, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Independent Scholars' Evening PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 07:31
May 3rd. 2012 "Unveiling Your Authentic Self"
Independent Scholars' Evenings. 7.00 p.m.
Kambiz Naficy brings a lightness and joy to everything he touches. He combines
the ancient science of Kriya Yoga, the unveiling of subconscious beliefs, and
the loving support of community to bring balance and harmony to the evolution of
our consciousness. Each of his talks is illuminating in its own way as he offers
guidance into further understanding to our inner world and deeper love of self.
About the presenter:

Kambiz Naficy is a poet, meditation master, and spiritual healer who is
committed to helping individuals reach their full life potential through inner
development and growth.

This commitment evolved into his life-work, as he reached a pivotal moment of
change in his own life. Emerging from his strong belief in the power of an
inner-directed life, and a natural fusing of the Persian and Western cultures in
his background, Kambiz decided to leave a highly successful professional life to
take the leap toward the Soul.

Then, in his own words, he describes the beginnings of a remarkable shift…

“…I began to outgrow my old ways of life – like a shoe that does not fit no
matter how hard you try, my emerging self no longer fit into my old life. One
day, I looked around and found that all the leaders that I admired, were
themselves full of fear and worries. Their marriages were failing, their
children lacking love, and their sense of alienation from their fellow-man was
often anesthetized by drugs. No matter where I looked, I could not find a person
who was truly inner-directed, and creating success from the inside-out—that is
when my faith in the external order of things began to fade. I began to search

In the corn fields of Iowa at Fairfield University Kambiz began intensive study
of the Indian Vedantas and found striking parallels between the Vedas and
quantum physics. From ten years of that study, emerged The Joy of Life
Organization. Kambiz offers workshops and seminars in Sri Lanka, India, Europe,
and the U.S. His teachings reflect his unique ability to draw parallels between
ancient spiritual teachings and Western holistic sciences focused on
self-transformation and inner healing. His unique approach is the blend of
spirituality and psychology; both of which he feels must be addressed for true

Kambiz is in the process of carrying out his vision to bring these workshops
across oceans and cultures where many have already benefited from his teachings
of self-exploration, mental concentration, and inner-directed paths to
creativity and self-knowledge.

Independent Scholars' Evenings are Free and open to the public.

Please attend.

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

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

309-762-9202for 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.

A Royal Ball for All Planned for Milan, Illinois PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 14:57
5K, Fun Run and a Royal Ball round out planned event to promote autism awareness

Milan, IL - Organizers for an inaugural event to promote autism awareness have announced details regarding a Royal Ball-themed weekend of events June 22 –June 23 in Milan, Illinois.

The weekend will kick off with a “Royal Ball for All” at the Milan Community Center from 5pm – 8pm on Friday, June 22. The family-friendly and public event will feature royal-themed games, activities, food and of course, royal appearances by some well-known princes and princesses. (Children are encouraged to wear their most royal costumes).

At 7:30am the next morning, runners will lace up their glass slippers for a chip-timed Royal Ball Run presented by Jumer’s Casino & Hotel – a 5K course along the Rock River and through Milan, Illinois, followed by a Prince and Princess ¼ mile Fun Run.

According to Royal Ball volunteer, Anne Holtan, the event has been designed to encourage greater support for children and families with autism in our community. “Oftentimes, parents don’t know where to turn or how to access resources,” said Holtan. “Our goal is to hold a unique family event and top-notch 5K race, but to also encourage stronger acceptance of those with autism and better connect families with the resources they need.”

Jennifer Hartmann, event chair, has been overwhelmed by community support for the event. “I knew going into this that we were tapping into a real need. We now know that 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with autism and local businesses, volunteers and the Village of Milan have all enthusiastically stepped up to make this first-year event possible.

Funds raised during the Royal Ball weekend will be donated to the Quad City Autism Center and programs to support autism awareness in the Quad Cities Area. Individuals can register for the race or learn more by visiting www.royalballrun.com.

About the Quad City Autism Center

The Quad Cities Autism Center exists to provide education, guidance and resources to parents and children affected by Autism and to offer one to one instruction to develop and enhance the lives of our children by giving them New Hope and a brighter future.

Broadway Tour of Homes PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Anthony Heddlesten   
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 14:04
We will be having our annual Broadway tour of homes on Mother's Day, May 13th, 2012.  11 AM - 4 PM in Rock Island.
The tour will include 3 furnished homes, 1 "renovation in progress" home that is being rehabbed under the NSP grant, the Word of Life Church/Buford Mansion, the new Karpeles Museum (old Church of Christ Scientist) and the new Bent River Brewery.
The entire details haven't been solidified, but there will be samples from the brewery included with the price of the ticket.  There will be a shuttle to transport folks from location to location and a variety of other activities and information throughout the neighborhood.  More information is available at our facebook page and website: www.broadwaydistrict.org
Addresses of the houses:
725 19th St
NSP House - 544 23rd St
1217 21st St
727 19th St
Word of Life - 1855 7th Ave
Brewery - 5th Ave @ 23rd St

Occupy Quad Cities - May Day International Workers Rights Rally PDF Print E-mail
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Written by David VanThournout   
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 12:50
On Tuesday, May 1st at 12:00pm Occupy Quad Cities will hold a rally in support of International Workers Day in LeClaire park in Davenport IA

Occupy Quad Cities, in solidarity with global calls for a general strike, will hold an International Workers Day Rally at LeClaire park in Davenport IA on May 1st. All are welcome to join us and demand justice for workers everywhere.

There will be speakers on workers rights after which we will convene the Occupy Quad Cities General Assembly to make decisions regarding our planning of upcoming actions, organizing outreach and the promotion of global calls for workers of the world to join the general strike. All are welcome to attend.

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