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“Blueprint for a Nonviolent World” offered at The Canticle PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sister Sallyann McCarthy   
Monday, 31 October 2011 14:08

Michigan Peace Team founder to train activists in Clinton

Rev. Peter Dougherty, founder of Michigan Peace Team, will lead a day-long nonviolence training workshop in Clinton on Saturday, November 12, at The Canticle, home of the Sisters of St. Francis, 841-13th Ave. No., Clinton.  He also will offer a public presentation on Saturday evening at 7:00 pm.

Registration for the Clinton workshop is open to the public but limited to 25 persons. Anyone interested in participating is urged to call 563-242-7611, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it as soon as possible. A donation is requested to cover the cost of the program and the meals provided.  The workshop will begin at 8:30 am with a continental breakfast and conclude at 5 pm.  The 7 pm program is free and open to all.

For details, call 563-242-7611 or visit www.clintonfranciscans.com/news-and-events

 
Author David W. Dorris Book Signing Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Miller   
Monday, 31 October 2011 14:03

WHEN: 11-7-11

TIME: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Betterdorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA 52722

WHAT: Dorris, a resident of Davenport, IA, will be available to sign copies of his book, Life Is Too Short; Life Is What We Make It.

Fear not, for in Life Is Too Short: Life Is What We Make It, author David Dorris shows you how to approach life's problems and that making the right choices is easier than you think. Life is like a baseball game where the pitcher is constantly throwing you curveballs. As this is the case, do you want to simply be a spectator, or do you want to get in the game and face life head-on? Although it may sound simple sometimes, life is not an easy game to play. There are many challenges to overcome and many choices you have to make. None of you have a choice as to how you come into the world; however, you do have a choice as to the kind of life you live. Follow David in Life Is Too Short: Life Is What We Make It, and find out for yourself how you too can knock life's curveballs out of the park.

For more information, contact Jim Miller at 888-361-9473 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Unique Arts + Crafts Show PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rose Noble   
Monday, 31 October 2011 13:41

Handmade City will host its THIRD indie arts+crafts show at Rozz-Tox in Rock Island on Saturday, December 3rd from 11am until 4pm. Free to attend with over 20 local vendors selling amazing items.  Unique indie art and crafts all day long, unlike any other show int he QC!

FREE to attend.

Rozz-Tox, 2108 - 3rd Avenue, Rock Island.

@ Rozz-ToxHandmade Holiday Love.

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Who is Handmade City?

We are an indie arts + crafts collective that supports and promotes local handmade artisans. We pride ourselves in being different and creating unique, high quality handmade items. Living in the Midwest we are surrounded by traditional craft shows with the same art and items you can find anywhere. We decided it was time set up our own DIY collective and host our own events.

Handmade City provides an outlet for artists who don't belong in a traditional show. We host art & craft events that are free to attend, affordable to sell at and unique compared to other craft shows in the area. We appreciate handmade, high quality art with an indie twist!


Handmade City supports this art community online as well, showcasing featured artist interviews, vendor spotlights, artist updates and links to artists’ shops. We want our handmade items to be just as available to the public as traditional art & crafts. Different is good, different is art!

When is the next show?

Handmade City’s Holiday 2011 Craft Show will take place December 3rd, 2011, from 11am – 4pm at Rozz-Tox– a new venue located downtown Rock Island Illinois. (2108 3rd Avenue) This show is FREE to attend!
There will be over 20 vendors! Things you will find include: knits, ceramics, art prints, original artwork, photography, home decor items, jewelry, hand-spun yarn, candles, pet goods, terrariums, accessories, baby items, handmade handbags, clothing, handcrafted bicycles, self-published books & more!

Visit us online at handmadecity.org

 
Watch the Hawkeyes, support a good cause PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Karole Snyder   
Thursday, 27 October 2011 07:25

The Scott County I-Club along with the Children’s Therapy Center are co-hosting the Iowa vs. Minnesota game from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport. 

Watch the game on big-screen televisions, take part in the silent auction and giveaways, and enjoy some food and drink.  Some former Iowa football players will also be on hand.

The cost is $15 per person and that includes certificates good for food and drink and also purchases at the Black & Gold store.

Advance tickets are availabe at the Village Corner Deli, 1030 Mound Street, Davenport, at the Black & Gold store, 102 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, from Scott County I-Club board members or by calling Karole Snyder at 563-391-5287.

 
Protest at Iowa Social Security Offices, Thursday October 27 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeremy Maske   
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 14:41

Protest at Iowa Social Security Offices

Social Security Advocates Join Forces to Protest Budget Cuts, Proposed Cuts will Severely Impact Service to Public

WHAT: An informational picket at Social Security offices around the country

WHEN: 12:00 pm, Thursday, October 27, 2011

WHERE:              

  • Council Bluffs Social Security Office, 20 Arena Way
  • Des Moines Social Security Field Operations, 455 SW 5th Street
  • Dubuque Social Security Office, 1635 Associates Drive
  • Waterloo Social Security Office, 3121 Greyhound Drive

WHO: American Federation of Government Employees Social Security employees

Alliance for Retired Americans

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Strengthen Social Security Campaign

Thousands of American Federation of Government Employees Social Security employees, along with the Alliance for Retired Americans, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and the Strengthen Social Security Campaign across the country are taking to the streets on October 27 at 12:00 p.m. to protest recent proposals from Congress that would cut the Social Security Administration’s operational budget.

“Cutting Social Security’s budget at a time that record baby boomers are seeking benefits is another example of bad Washington politics.  These cuts will only punish Americans who count on Social Security and Medicare by adding to backlogs and limiting assistance for our seniors, the disabled and families that have lost a parent or spouse,” explained Witold Skwierczynski, president of AFGE’s Council of Field Operations Locals.

Congress has proposed reductions from $ 473 to 882 million from President Obama’s budget request in SSA funding for 2012. FY 2011 current status, results from nearly $1 billion below the amount the President requested.

As a result of those cuts, SSA implemented an agency-wide hiring freeze with the exception of the hearings operations.  This resulted in a loss of more than 3500 SSA and DDS (Disability Determination Service) State employees.  More than 300 contact stations were closed, eliminating in-person services in many rural and remote sites.   SSA indefinitely suspended mailing the Social Security statement, without advance notice to the public, eliminating an important link between young workers and the benefits they will receive when they retire.

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