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THE BETHLEHEM PEACE LIGHT HAS COME TO THE QUAD CITIES PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rhonda Johnson   
Thursday, 18 December 2014 09:01

The Peace Light from Bethlehem arrived at St. John's United Methodist Church in Davenport on December 16th.

Every year, Austrian Boy and Girl Scouts send representatives to Bethlehem to light six lanterns from the light that has burned at the site of the Nativity for over 1000 years. Three of these lighted lanterns are flown across the Atlantic Ocean to New York and volunteers "spread the light" across North America.  It arrived at the Iowa Religious Media Center in Des Moines on December 15, and they sent out an email blast to constituent churches that the light could be brought to their community.  St. John’s responded, and on December 16, we lit our lantern from the living flame of the Light from the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem.   We will keep it lit through our Sunday and Christmas Eve services.   

Our plan is to place the Peace Light on our altar for worship and to use the Bethlehem Peace Light to light our Christ Candle on Christmas Eve.  The Peace Light is meant to be shared.  If you are interested in having the Bethlehem Peace Light in your church, we would like to help make this possible.  Our Peace Light Lantern will be available to the community churches from 12-2 p.m. on Sunday, December 21.  The address is 109 East 14th Street in Davenport.  All you need to bring is a lantern and a long-burning candle.  We are blessed that the Bethlehem Peace Light has come to the Quad-Cities!

Blessings!

Rev. Anne Lippincott

Senior Pastor, St. John’s United Methodist Church

563-324-5278

 

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Quad Cities Comic Book Convention on Saturday, Dec. 27th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Alan Morton   
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:33

The Quad Cities Comic Book Convention will be held on Saturday December 27 at the Ramada Inn in Bettendorf, IA. The Ramada Inn is located at 3020 Utica Rd (I-74 @ Kimberly Rd / Spruce Hills Dr, IA Exit 2). It will be open to the public from 10 AM to 4 PM and admission for the public is free.

Dealers from three states specializing in comic books new and old, toys and related. Or if you have old comics lying around that you no longer want bring them by dealers are buying. For further information contact Alan at (309) 657-1599 or visit www.epguides.com/comics.

 
Moline Library Press Release PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jan LaRoche   
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 13:50
TEEN-ucopia
Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:30

Teens can stop by the Teen Corner of the Moline Public Library on Wednesdays between 2:30 and 4:30 to enjoy a variety of video games, board games, crafts, and other activities. January crafts will be based on popular BBC TV shows. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com <http://www.molinelibrary.com/
Monday, January 5 @ 6:30
Brilliant Companions
Monday, January 5 @ 6:30

The Brilliant Companions, a Doctor Who fan club, will meet at the Moline Public Library on Monday, January 5 at 6:30 to discuss the season 8 of the Classic Doctor Who featuring Jon Pertwee. This program is free and open to all ages. No registration is required. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com <http://www.molinelibrary.com/
Teen Advisory Group
Thursday, January 8 @ 3:30

The Teen Advisory Group of the Moline Public Library will meet on Thursday, January 8 at 3:30. Quad City area teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to help plan programs and events for teens, give feedback about the library, and meet new friends. No registration is required. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com <http://www.molinelibrary.com/
Tuesday, January 20 @ 3:30
Anime Club
Tuesday, January 20 @ 3:30

Fans of anime, manga, and all things Japanese are invited to join the Moline Public Library's Anime Club on Tuesday, January 20 at 3:30. Bring your anime and manga to share with the group or exchange for something new. This program is free and open to ages 12 to 21. No registration is required. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com <http://www.molinelibrary.com/
Project Next Generation: Dream, Design, Deliver - Graphic Novel Workshop
Teens and Tweens in grades 5 and up can take part in a graphic novel workshop hosted by the Moline Public Library. This workshop is part of "Project Next Generation: Dream, Design, Deliver," and will introduce students to the history of cartooning, creating a comic strip, publishing, and more. Sessions will take place on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. starting January 24 and concluding April 11. Attendance at all sessions is recommended. This program is free and no experience is necessary, but space is limited and registration is required. Bus passes will be available to registered participants.

For more information, or to register for the program, contact Jan LaRoche at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it <mailto:jlaroche@molinelibrary.org>  or by calling 309-524-2470.

 
L&D15 SETS SCHEDULE FOR MEET YOUR MAKER SERIES, FIRST ART EXHIBIT PDF Print E-mail
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Written by David Balluff   
Monday, 15 December 2014 10:54
L&D15 brings three talented, but very different local artists to talk about their work for our bi- monthly Meet Your Maker series, running every other Sunday from 1-4pm.

The Meet Your Maker series was conceived by L&D15 co-founders David Balluff and Lopeti Etu as a way to provide artists and art lovers with a forum to share ideas, techniques and information about a wide range of artistic topics. Future events include demonstrations, artist talks, and skill sharing workshops. Coffee provided.

DEC 14: Meet Your Maker 02: Tom Voss, furniture maker
Davenport resident and furniture-maker Tom Voss talks about his work, his influences, and brings a number of rarely seen miniature created for custom furniture orders to L&D15. His style of furniture is influenced by both the Arts and Crafts movement and by Japanese design.

DEC 28: Meet Your Maker 03: Glenn Boyles / Interstellar Arts & Crafts, ceramicist and Education Coordinator at the Family Museum in Bettendorf.
Davenport’s Glenn Boyles constructs rocket ships, robots and UFOs out of ceramics. He talks about his working process, leads a creature making activity and ponders whether UFOs exist.

JAN 11: Meet Your Maker 04: Tom Awad, artist, designer, musician
Multi-media artist Tom Awad will be at L&D15 to talk about his exhibit, Remnants of Earth.

ART EXHIBIT:
Remnants of Earth, Tom Awad - January 10th - February 8th.
A mixture of photographic collage, paintings and mixed media sculpture, Remnants of Earth is an investigation of matter both physical and emotional. In his artist’s statement, Awad describes his process “I work in layers. None of my pieces happen over night – they take time to evolve... the process of growth and destruction is always apparent in my work.”

There will be a reception for Tom Awad on Saturday, January 10th starting at 7pm. Hors d’ouvres and drinks will be provided. For more info: www.tomawad.net

L&D15 brings a new style of retail to the Quad Cities, featuring clothing, accessories and housewares created by local and international artists and designers. The store is located at 520 West 2nd Street in downtown Davenport. For more information, please visit http:// www.landd15.com

 
Vander Veer Vintage Christmas PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Monday, 15 December 2014 10:41

The annual Poinsettia and Lights show at the
Vander Veer Conservatory is officially open!
This year's theme, Vintage Christmas, features plant lore, antique toys, a grown-up sized rocking horse,            and more!

The Conservatory will be open extended hours until
7pm on Saturday the 20th of December.
Normal hours are Tuesday - Sunday; 10am - 4pm.
Come experience the magic of Poinsettias and Lights at night!

 
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