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Iowa State Extension Office Calendar PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vicki Gall   
Monday, 19 December 2011 16:17
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January 2, 2012 OFFICE CLOSED


January 12, 2012 Private Pesticide Applicator CIC, Scott County Extension Office – 9:30 a.m.

Private Pesticide Applicator CIC, Scott County Extension Office – 1:30 p.m.


January 17, 2012 ISU Scott County Extension Council Meeting, Scott County Extension Office – 7:00 p.m.


February 8, 2012 Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, & Plant Disease CIC, Scott County Extension Office – 9:00a.m.


February 22, 2012 Seed Treatment CIC, Scott County Extension Office – 9:00 a.m.


February 28, 2012 ISU Scott County Extension Council Meeting, Scott County Extension Office – 7:00 p.m.


March 8, 2012 Ornamental & Turf Applicators CIC, Scott County Extension Office – 1:30 p.m.


March 14, 2012 Certified Handlers CIC, Scott County Extension Office – 9;00 a.m.


March 23, 2012 Women In Agriculture (Overall Women), I Wireless Center, Moline (More info to come)


March 30, 2012 Commercial & Private Pesticide Applicator Testing

Scott County Extension Office – 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Latino Community in Rock Island High is celebrating a Posada—a traditional Mexican celebration during the holiday season PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Monday, 19 December 2011 16:12
(Rock Island, IL)  All Rock Island High Latino students and their families are invited to a special celebration today, December 15th, at the high school at 5:00 pm.  According to organizer, Carlos H. Jiménez, Posadas have been celebrated for more than 473 years in Mexico, dating back to 1538. The Posadas (Spanish for “lodging”) begin on December 16th, and end on December 24th. It marks nine days until Christmas and it represents the nine stops Joseph and Mary made looking for shelter. Jiménez says the café will come alive with traditional folkloric dancing (Danza de los Viejitos), food, cake, a piñata and a DJ.

The event is being held in the Rock Island High School cafeteria (1400 25th Avenue).   The media is invited to attend the event and interview teachers, students and the organizer.

WHO:  Light On For Learning Latinos and their families
WHAT:  A Posada= traditional Latino celebration
WHEN:  December 15, at 5:00 pm
WHERE:  Rock Island High School—1400 25th Avenue     Rock Island

Sweater Swap Days Means Something Warm For Everyone PDF Print E-mail
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Written by readMedia   
Monday, 19 December 2011 16:11

Jodi K's Boutique Offers Customers Discounts To Share Sweaters

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (12/15/2011)(readMedia)-- What makes the harsh midwest winter bearable? A cozy warm sweater. Jodi Cobb, manager of Jodi K's Boutique, is happy to spread the warmth this season.

Jodi K's, the premier women's fashion boutique in the Cedar Rapids area, is located beside Zeppelin's restaurant on Edgewood Road.

Sweater Swap Days

From Thursday, December 17 through Saturday, December 19, Jodi K's is collecting clean, gently used sweaters for the needy around Cedar Rapids. The public is invited to bring a few of their past favorites into the store during Sweater Swap Days to benefit a local women's organization.

Customers who swap three sweaters in good condition receive 30% off an item in the store. Two swetaers will earn a customer 25% off, and one sweater will earn them 20%.

"We think this is a easy way for a woman to update her wardrobe or check a few people off her holiday shopping list," commented Ms. Cobb, "In return, she can help out someone less forutnate by providing some warm sweaters to ward off the cold. Why let perfectly good sweaters sit in a closet just because your taste or size changed? Someone else could really benefit from the clothing. Sweater Swap Days means something new for everyone!"

Details of the event are available on Jodi K's new web site launched last week, http://jodiks.com. There's also still time for shoppers to complete their Christmas Wish Lists for merchandise from the store, including boots, coats, scarves, and of course, sweaters. Jodi K's will coordinate with a customer's special someone, spouse, or husband to ensure the perfect gift of style and size for everyone. "Why risk a gift? Get the women in your life - mom, aunt, sister or beau - exactly what she wants for Christmas," said Ms. Cobb.


First ever Christmas Luncheon for Rock Island immigrants PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Monday, 19 December 2011 16:10

(Rock Island, IL) Every day, approximately 51 immigrants attend “English as a second language” class at the Church of Peace in Rock Island.  The program is a cooperative effort among Black Hawk College, the Secretary of State, Rock Island School District, the Regional Office of Education Lights ON, Rock Island Library, and the Church of Peace.

Tomorrow (December 15, 2011) at 11:00am the ESL teachers are providing a traditional Christmas luncheon for the students complete with gifts of badly needed socks, stuffed animals and treat bags.  Santa will do the honors of handing out the gifts.

The media is invited to attend the event and interview teachers, staff and immigrants.  The students are from many countries with the majority being from Myanmar (used to be called Burma), Iraq, and Africa (Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania).

WHO:  Quad City Immigrants
WHAT:  Christmas Luncheon
WHEN:  December 15, at 11:00 am
WHERE:  Church of Peace, 1114 - 12th Street, Rock Island

Niabi Zoo Announces Holiday Lights at the Zoo PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Heather Venema   
Monday, 19 December 2011 15:08

Join Niabi Zoo as it is transformed into an illuminated winter wonderland for an all new experience, Zoo Lights. The zoo will be open from December 14th – December 17th from 4 – 8 p.m. for guests to enjoy the zoo as they have never seen it before.

The zoo grounds will be decked out in holiday-themed lights and decorations to ring in the holiday season and celebrate a successful 2011. The hope is to provide families with a break from hectic holiday schedules and enjoy some quality time strolling around Niabi Zoo. Admission is $4 per person (free for children under three) and free parking is available.

In addition to the lighting displays, guests will also be able to enjoy carolers, hot chocolate and take photos on the train that will be parked and decorated.

While Niabi Zoo and local volunteers have set up many of the lights, several businesses involved in the Business Friends of Niabi Zoo program have also taken over displays. The business program kicked off in September and has grown to include eight businesses: GCO Flooring, Tri-State Windows Siding & Roofing, RIA Federal Credit Union, Kimberly Car City, Courtesy Car City, Courtesy Ford, Pints Tavern  and Image Arts Etc. & McCory Photography. The participating businesses are working with the Niabi Zoological Society to help raise money for the new elephant house at the zoo.

Niabi Zoo is a division of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve District and is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.

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