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July 23 - 7 PM - Jewish Fed QC hosts Iran expert at Bettendorf Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Glenn Kass   
Thursday, 18 July 2013 15:14
WHO: Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities-Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library (www.jfqc.org - www.facebook.com/jewishfedqc)
WHAT: "The Enigma of Iranian Politics" - A presentation by Yashar Vasef, Executive Director of the Iowa United Nations Association
WHEN: Tuesday, July 23rd - 7:00 PM - Free and Open to the public
WHERE: Bettendorf Public Library - 2950 Learning Campus Dr.
WHY: Yashar Vasef is a native of Iran who, along with his family, fled the country in the midst of the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980’s.  Yashar has interned at the political think tank, The Stanley Foundation, and the Brooklyn-based BoomGen Studios, an entertainment studio that provides Middle Eastern media content to a Western audience.  He currently serves as the executive director of the Iowa United Nations Association.  In this capacity, Vasef regularly lectures on a multitude of topics involving the United Nations and was a featured speaker at the 2012 national UNA-USA conference in Washington. Yashar is an alumnus of the University of Iowa and currently resides in Iowa City.

 
Double Film Feature this Saturday, July 20th at 1:30pm at the Figge Art Museum's John Deere Auditorium PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 13:49
Greetings!

Come and see two great documentaries on the Midwestern prairie landscape this weekend! $5 gets you in to see both films! This is a can't miss event!
First up: America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie

America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie tells the rich and complex story of one of the most astonishing alterations of nature in human history. Prior to Euro-American settlement in the 1820s, one of the major landscape features of North America was 240 million acres of tallgrass prairie. But between 1830 and 1900 - in the space of a single lifetime - the tallgrass prairie was steadily transformed to farmland. This drastic change in the landscape also brought about an enormous social change for Native Americans; in an equally short time their cultural imprint was reduced in essence to a handful of place-names appearing on maps.
America's Lost Landscape examines the record of human struggle, triumph, and defeat that prairie history exemplifies, including the history and culture of America's aboriginal inhabitants. The story of how and why the prairie was changed by Euro-American settlement is thoughtfully nuanced. The film also highlights prairie preservation efforts and explores how the tallgrass prairie ecosystem may serve as a model for a sustainable agriculture of the future. The extraordinary cinematography of prairie remnants, original score and archival images are all delicately interwoven to create a powerful and moving viewing experience about the natural and cultural history of America. Written by David O'Shields
The film starts at 1:30pm

World Premiere: Jens Jensen: The Living Green

Excerpt from QCTImes article by Alma Gaul:

A documentary titled "Jens Jensen The Living Green" by Viva Lundin Productions, Chicago, will have its world premiere Saturday, July 20,  at the Figge Art Museum auditorium in Davenport.

The Jensen film was done for the Public Broadcasting Service, or PBS.

The documentary by Carey Lundin and Mark Frazel tells Jensen's life story and accomplishments, but its focus is his belief  that "people need daily access to the living green or they will shrivel up and die," Lundin said.

In Chicago, as in most crowded urban areas, regular people had little to no access to nature in Jensen's lifetime. This was a detriment to their spirit and, by extension, to their neighborhoods and society as a whole.

Jensen wanted to make parks accessible. He equated this with democracy, with being American, Lundin said.

"He thought America should not emulate Europe," she said. "He thought we should have our own identity, an American identity, an American aesthetic."

The film is full of beautiful images and tells a compelling story as there were times in Jensen's life when he was battling corruption in Chicago,  Lundin explained.

He also was internally conflicted between his belief that there should be free, beautiful spaces for the public and the fact that he made money by designing private landscapes for the very wealthy.

"I think people are really going to enjoy the story," Lundin said. "Once people find out how philosophical a city park can be, they will flip for him."

The film starts at approximately 3pm

 

Don't forget to stop into GAHC before the film to see the exhibit, Land & Water!
Thank you and if you have any questions about the film showing, don't hesitate to contact us at 563-322-8844 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !
The Figge is located at 225 W 2nd Street Davenport, IA.

 
Trivia Night to Benefit St. Ambrose/RiteCare Speech & Language Clinic PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bob Holliday   
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 13:18

Are you full of useless knowledge?

Make it useful knowledge!!

Challenge your friends when

SCOTTISH RITE MASONS and ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY JOIN TOGETHER TO PRESENT TRIVIA NIGHT

Proceeds go to support St. Ambrose/RiteCare Speech & Language Clinic and Scottish Rite Operations

WHEN: Saturday, August 3rd 6:00 P.M. (Doors open at 5:30)

WHERE: Masonic Center—511 E. 65th Street, Davenport

COST: Individual price—$10.00 (8 per table - $80)

RSVP: To register, call 563-391-0665 or 800-944-7483

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC—BRING YOUR FRIENDS!!

Food & soft drinks available. Personal snacks and beverages welcome. No smoking or alcohol please.

 
Benefit Breakfast for Brad Wild at Brubaker Lodge 675 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Russ Risley   
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 10:11

Saturday, July 20, 2013

7:00 am to 10:00 am

Davenport Masonic Center

511 Veterans Memorial Parkway

(511 East 65th Street)

Davenport

 

Free Will Offering

Menu of Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Orange Juice, Milk and

COFFEE!!!!

 

Brad has sarcoma cancer and had extensive surgery in Iowa City.

Please come and enjoy a delicious breakfast

and help Brad’s family to pay on his doctor and hospital bills

 

Join us for some good food and fellowship!!!!

By supporting local events we all win!!!

 

Everyone is welcome, so, Bring a Friend!

 
July 18th. 2013 " Born Into Brothels" Oscar winning documentary PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 08:31
July 18th. 2013
Independent Scholars' Evenings.
7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
"BORN INTO BROTHELS"

This Oscar-winning 2004 documentary investigates a red-light district in
Calcutta, where filmmakers gave cameras to the children of sex workers in
the hope of capturing a perspective of the city not often seen. The
resulting photo portfolio became a European art show, the proceeds of
which funded educational opportunities for the photographers, presenting
dilemmas to the families of the recipients. Post-film discussion will
include recent updates on the activies of the children.

http://www.kids-with-cameras.org/bornintobrothels/
Free and open to the public.
This Thursday July 18th. 2013  evening  Independent Scholars' Evenings:
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illino
Dress code: business casual.
7.00 p.m
309-762-8547 for the Moline Club
309-762-9202 for The Institute.
light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.

 
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