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Kooky, Spooky, and All-Together Ooky Activities Fill the Family Museum for Scarecrow Shenanigans PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elly Gerdts   
Monday, 10 October 2011 15:48

Bettendorf — Come in costume and celebrate the fall season! On Sunday, October 23, from noon – 5:00 PM the Family Museum’s annual event, Scarecrow Shenanigans, returns this year with even more kooky, spooky, and ooky activities. Almost every gallery and room in the Museum will be filled with art activities, games, and science projects.

In the Museum’s Great Hall visitors will construct haunted houses, play Halloween games, and grab a quick snack. The Family Museum Gallery will get a spooky make-over, including a one-day-only spooky change to the virtual pond in the PlayHouse area. Inside the Gallery there will be monster crafts, masks, and human “body parts” to touch. Visitors are also invited upstairs to make snot out of common household items and to dissect real eyeballs. And new this year: there will be horse drawn hayrack rides!

Tickets are free for Family Museum members and $8.00 each for the general public.  Tickets are limited and going fast, so get yours today.  Everyone must have a ticket to enter – even Museum members. For more information please call (563) 344-4106, or visit www.familymuseum.org.  Scarecrow Shenanigans is sponsored by The Family Credit Union.


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities news PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stephanie Lanoo   
Monday, 10 October 2011 15:29

1.  Cindy Sadlek will lead a discussion of the American philosopher Ken Wilber's book The Integral Vision:  a very short introduction to the Revolutionary Integral Approach to Life, God, the Universe, and Everything beginning Wednesday, October 12 and continuing October19th and 26th, in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport.  It is offered both at 10:30 am and 7 pm.  To register, contact the church secretary, Stephanie Lanoo, at 563 359 0816.

Wilber asks:  What if we attempted to find the critically essential keys to human growth, based on the sum total of human knowledge now open to us? His answer is a kind of meta-structure of human experience and, more importantly, human potential. His Integral Map, or Integral Operating System (IOS), is drawn from developmental psychology, worldviews, multiple intelligences, gender studies, the nature of consciousness, etc. Wilber asserts that the IOS approach to life permits all fields of endeavor at last to speak with one another in a common language. Clearly, however, spirituality dominates much of his thought. Wilber's work is still accessible and at times surprisingly practical. Some language spirals up majestically, recalling great Eastern texts. Reminiscent in spirit and watershed import of Ram Dass's Be Here Now, Wilber's work may well become a popular classic for explorers on the frontiers of humanity.

2.  Kathleen Lawless Cox, former poet laureate of the Quad Cities, will present a workshop on writing poetry related to nature and spirituality on Saturday
morning, October 15, from 9 am to noon in the Social Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 3707 Eastern Avenue, Davenport. It will include
readings of poetry of Kabir, Mary Oliver, Pablo Neruda, Whitman and others. There will be discussion of the content, techniques and emotional and
intellectual responses to the poems, the connections and reflections the words arouse as participants come face to face with nature.  The workshop will include writing time and time to share poems by participants.  To register, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call Kathleen Lawless Cox at 309 794 9773.

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Recycled Trinket Basket PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Gerwulf   
Monday, 10 October 2011 15:23


On Saturday, October 15th from 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center will host a hands-on, recycling project.  Baskets will be made utilizing a plastic, pop bottle bottom as the base.  Then “plarn” (plastic yarn) and pop can tabs will create a decorative edge around the top.  Basic sewing skills are needed to complete the project.  A great program for scout groups!  Participants are asked to pre-register by Thursday, October 13 at (563) 328-3286.

The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center can be found 6 miles south of Wheatland or 1 mile northwest of Dixon, Iowa by taking County Road Y4E.  Then turn north at 52nd Avenue and follow the signs for about 1 mile.

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Written by Lora Adams   
Monday, 10 October 2011 15:22

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT, Quad Cities PBS invites the public to a special screening of the documentary “Freedom Riders” and to hear Diane Nash, one of the leaders of the Freedom Rides Civil Rights movement, at the Martin Luther King Center in Rock Island Illinois on October 15, 2011 at 10:00 am. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The event is free to the public.

In April WQPT held a similar event at the Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre for junior high and high school students with special guests Dion Diamond and Joan Trumpaur-Mulholland, both Freedom Riders. “The event was so successful that the community committee we had formed felt we should do it once again,” said WQPT Chief Development Officer, Jamie Lange. Diane Nash will speak at the morning event at the Martin Luther King Center and again at the Statewide Illinois NAACP banquet at the i wireless Center in the evening on October 15th.

Ms. Nash was featured on Oprah in May 2011 when the program celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides. Diane Nash emerged as one of the most respected student leaders of the sit-in movement in Nashville, Tennessee. Nash attended Howard University before transferring to Nashville’s Fisk University in the fall of 1959. Shocked by the extent of segregation she encountered in Tennessee, she was a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in April 1960. In February 1961 she served jail time in solidarity with the "Rock Hill Nine"—nine students imprisoned after a lunch counter sit-in. When the students learned of the bus burnings in Alabama, Nash argued that it was their duty to continue. "It was clear to me that if we allowed the Freedom Ride to stop at that point, just after so much violence had been inflicted, the message would have been sent that all you have to do to stop a nonviolent campaign is inflict massive violence," says Nash in Freedom Riders.

For more information on the Freedom Riders, log on to wqpt.org. WQPT will re-air the documentary on Tuesday October 18th at 7:00 p.m.

The event at the Martin Luther King Center has been made possible by the Rock Island Community Foundation, Illinois Humanities Council, Hotel Blackhawk, Act II Transportation and the Rock Island NAACP.

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

Announcing The Salvation Army Heritage Temple Moline Corps’ Annual HARVEST FESTIVAL AUCTION PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Tuesday, 04 October 2011 15:54
Moline, IL – The Salvation Army Heritage Temple Corps located at 2200  5th Avenue, Moline, will be hosting their Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 8th, 2011. Breakfast begins at 8:00am. The auction begins at 9:00am.

There is a $4.00 admission charge for adults, $3 for 4-12 year-olds and free for children 3 and under.

Lieutenants Ronnie and Bridgette Amick will use all proceeds to help The Salvation Army’s World Services Operations and The College for Officer Training.

Please call the Corps at 309-764-6996 with any questions.

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