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May 9th. 2013 " Mysteries of Astronomy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 06 May 2013 08:08
Mysteries of Astronomy - The Top 15 Unanswered Questions of the Heavens

Science has opened the skies to human curiousity, revealing grand designs
and titanic forces beyond comprehension. Presented are 15 great mysteries
of the cosmos, starting from our own solar system and moving into our
galactic local group to the cosmological horizon beyond. Various topics
addressed are dark energy, relativistic jets, stellar nucleosynthesis and
degenerate matter.

The 15 Questions are:

Why is there a giant hexagon on top of Saturn?
Why do some planets in the solar system lack magnetic fields (Mars, Venus)?
http://www.astronomynotes.com/solarsys/s7.htm
How many more dwarf planets will be found that are similar in size to Pluto?
Why are there no red dwarf stars of low metallicity?
What causes Type 1A supernovas, accretion or collision?
How do stars larger than 8 solar masses form?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130327092340.htm
What were the "little green men" signals detected by the Arecibo Observatory?
Why are intermediate-mass black holes so rare?
Why do most galaxies have a supermassive black hole?
What causes relativistic jets?
Why are active galactic nuclei only found in the distant, older universe?
What causes the intricate structure of a spiral galaxy?
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/03/spiral_galaxy_arms_are_permanent/
What is dark matter, and how does it hold galaxies together?
What is dark energy, and how does it push everything apart?
Is there life elsewhere? Where is everybody? What is the Fermi Paradox?

By Charles Fisher


About the presenter: Charles Fisher

Charles has his engineering degree from the University of Iowa and is a
published author with books written in the techincal field of computer
science. Charles is with information Systems at Alcoa and is a resident
of Rock Island.


Independent Scholars Evenings. 7.00 p.m., Thursday, May 9th, 2013
1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline, Illinois 309-762-9202 or 762-8547
Doors open at 6.30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Dress code: business casual.

Elevators are located through the 16th Street entrance. Please call. The
doors are closed after 7.00 p.m. for security reasons.
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, LTD is a 501(c)3 at State and Federal
level organization under US laws since 1996. Please visit http://www.qcinstitute.org to see our archives.

Available in addition:

AMERICAN MIDWEST ART: Please visit the Phoenix Art Gallery, specializing in American Midwest Art.

Current show is "ILLUMINATE" the Art of LISA  ANNE DAVIS  at the Phoenix
Photography by DARREN MILLER in the Dragon, adjacent to the Phoenix.

The jewelry of ELSA ROMERO is available at The Artisan
Adventure in the corner: the old Fannie May store.

Artists showing at the Moline Commercial Club on the 2nd floor and in the
Artisan Adventure are:

ANNA ENGELBRECHT:
Midwest scenes: photography, guache on canvas.

AMBER WILLIAMS:
mixed media Midwest scenes

EKKEHARD STOEVESAND:
The Mississippi river in our area. Tractors. Oil on canvas. Genre:
German Expressionist Abstract.

HUGH LIFSON:
mixed media

ROBERT KAMECZURA:
photography, ink and pencil on paper, and giclee.

The galleries will be open at 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

 
Outdoor Market Grand Re-Opening PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Freight House Farmers' Market   
Friday, 03 May 2013 14:36

May 11th is the Outdoor Market Grand Reopening celebration.

We will be open this Saturday May 4th, however the weather has changed our festivities to May 11th.

Our outdoor vendors have been busy all spring planting, transplanting and potting all of your favorite items.  We have planned a special grand reopening of the outdoor market with lots of activities and great healthy food choices.  Kevin Boyd a local musician will be on the main stage, so grab a coffee and muffin or a full lunch and sit for awhile and enjoy his easy listening style.

Or, for some excitement, enjoy the marching band play as you select from the great variety of fresh fruits, nuts, vegetables, dairy and meats that the market offers every week all summer long.  You can finish all of you weekly shopping right hear and have some fun while doing it.

Mothers day is fast approaching , and it is the perfect time to start your own garden, whether a flower garden or a vegetable garden you can find all your bedding plants right here.  Wouldn't mom enjoy a nice hanging basket that flowers all summer, get one for her and one for yourself also.

Bring the kids; let them enjoy life like a farmer!

Millers Petting Zoo at the market on Saturday May 11th!
The kids really enjoy the farm animals up close and touchable!  Many vendors encourage the kids to sample and learn about fruits and vegetables that they don't normally eat.  A great opportunity to eat, learn and have fun for the whole family!

Can't decide on a gift?


Buy Farmers Market Gift Certificates!


Be sure to buy plenty as they make great gifts.  Remember that the certificates support local farmers and vendors and 100% of the money stays local!  Great food, wonderful gifts and local vendors all will add to your shopping this year.  Stop by the Market and pick some up on any Tuesday or Saturday. They are good all year round at all of the vendors so pick some up for yourself and enjoy the market all year.

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport, May 2 - 8 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 03 May 2013 13:42
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Hello!
Venus EnvyCelebrate women in the arts this Saturday at Bucktown during the always popular Venus Envy Quad Cities! This festival and art exhibit showcases the creative successes of women throughout the Midwest. Join the movement this weekend by browsing a vast array of artwork and enjoying a multitude of performances honoring the work of women. 

fifty shades parodyFor those Fifty Shades of Grey book-lovers, you won't want to miss the hilarious new musical headed to the Adler Theater on Tuesday. SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody brings the best-selling book to life through sharp-witted comedy, musical numbers, and other surprises!  The Adler just announced another big show, too.  The increasingly amazing Grace Potter & the Nocturnals will return to Davenport July 13!
pop exhibitExplore the new American POP Art! Exhibition or the new Pushing the Envelope Exhibition on Saturday at the Figge!  See key works from the bold and outrageous Pop Art movement, including Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Roy Lichtenstein.  Figge members and art fans will also be heading to the Windy City this weekend for what looks to be a highly entertaining Picasso and Chicago Trip.  

Bruce & KellyLooking for comedy, DJ/dubstep, reggae, circus acts, visual arts, and a whole lot of other forms of entertainment all in one place? River Music Experiences hosts A D Good Time Variety Show Vol. 4 this Friday!   Also this week, critically acclaimed husband-and-wife duoBruce Robison and Kelly Willis perform their masterly collection of country folk tunes while River Roots vets Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons will a knock out an awesome set of Americana/Rock tunes tonight!
on Saturday. Shop around to the tunes of the
beer
Dress in your finest Cinco de Mayo attire and help Great River Brewery celebrate their Dos Pistolas Tapping on Saturday! Be sure to bring along a canned good or two to donate to the local food pantry. If wine is more your thing, stop at the Figge's Wine & Art Event tonight or the Phoenix's"Spring It On" Wine Class Tuesday.
derby days
Walk the red carpet, pose in a photo booth, and help raise funds for the Newspapers in Education program during their Derby Day Event at the Freight House. Treat your taste-buds to authentic Derby food and specially crafted beer while supporting a program that works to improve literacy and education right here in the Quad Cities.
Mother's DayAs Mother's Day creeps closer, be sure to visitDowntownDavenport.com to find great downtown deals and ideas for Mom! Our annual Mother's Day Promotion features everything from flowers and spa treatments to info on Beaux Arts Fair and many other great gift ideas from our downtown retailers. Find Mom a unique giftwhile supporting local business!   

We'd also like to wish good luck to all of the downtown businesses in the running to win an award tonight during The Network's Symposium & YP Awards.
Don't forget to download our Downtown Android or iPhone App, too!

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: May 2 - May 8


Thursday, May 2

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 7:00 p.m./ Show 8:00 p.m.

Price: $12 in adv., $15 day of show

Website

 

Docent Pick Talk

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Lojo Russo

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

River's Edge Monthly Turf & Ice Schedule

Discover dozens of sporting events at River's Edge!

Follow the links below to see the complete ice and turf schedule for the month.

Ice Schedule

Turf Schedule

Website

 

Thursdays at the Figge: Zumba Fitness

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Stick around for live music by Kilborn Alley Blues Band

Website


Wine & Art Event
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $15/student; all supplies provided
Friday, May 3

$1,500 FREEky Friday Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Website

A D Good Time Variety Show Vol. 4

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m, and 8:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

River City 6
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Mike Cochrane
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Powell
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Price: FREE
Matt Jennings
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge, Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and Up

Saturday, May 4

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

 

Bruce Robinson & Kelly Willis

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 7:30 p.m. / Show 8:30 p.m.

Price: $17 in adv., $20 day of show

Website

 

Derby Day

Where: The Freight House

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: $40/person

Website

 

Digital Photography: A Balanced Look Workshop

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $35/member; $45/non-member

Website

 

Dos Pistolas Tapping

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: Golden Keg 1:00 p.m.; Food 2:00 p.m.

Price: Donated Canned Item

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Exhibition Opens: American POP Art!

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition Opens: Pushing the Envelope

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Marking Territory

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: University of Iowa Faculty Biennial

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: The Photography of Bradley W. Schaupp

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Price: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (5-17) $3, FREE for members and children under 5

Website

 

Exhibition: Vintage Vows and Veils

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Price: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (5-17) $3, FREE for members and children under 5

Website

 

Exhibition: Young Artists at the Figge - Geneseo

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with Membership

Website

 

Grand Re-Opening of the OUTDOOR Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Josh Duffee Orchestra
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p..m. - 11:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Picasso and Chicago Trip
Where: Figge Art Mueusem/ Art Institute of Chicago
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Price: $55/member; $65/non-member; $50/student
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge, Ice
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $10
River Prairie Minstrels
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
RME Guitar Circle
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Venus Envy Quad Cities

Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE (donations are encouraged)

Website

 

Sunday, May 5

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Altar-cations
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (5-17) $3, FREE for members and children under 5
Chief Keef Concert
Where: The RiverCenter
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $27 in adv., $42 day of show
Exhibition Closes: University of Iowa Faculty Biennial
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bix Bistro

Where: Blackhawk Hotel

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Price: Adults - $17.95 and Kids - $8.95

Website

 

Sunday Live Jazz

Where: Brady St. Chop House

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Monday, May 6

 

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Margaritas and $5 Tacos

Website

 

Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

Website

Tuesday, May 7


Acoustic Music Club
Where:River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

Blues Cafe
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market
Where: Freight House Building and Parking Lot
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: FREE

 

It's Firkin Tuesday!

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Burger Baskets

Website


Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody

 
Scott County Extension Calendar PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amanda Heitz   
Friday, 03 May 2013 13:30

 
Registration Open for Summer Workshops for Children at Rock Island Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Friday, 03 May 2013 13:10
Rock Island, IL: If you’re looking for an at-home getaway for the family, “Have Book Will Travel” is the theme of this year’s Summer Reading program for children, going on June 3 to July 26 at all Rock Island Public Library locations. Adding in six weeks of “Beneath the Surface” reading themes and special events for teens and adults, and the Rock Island Public Library will offer more than 98 ways for people of all ages to enjoy summer.

Registration is now open for free six-week art and drama children’s workshops that begin the week of June 10 at the Main Library, 401 19th Street.

Summer Drama Workshop for Grades 3 and up: Rehearsals are held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, June 10 to July 17, with a public performance of the students’ show on Thursday, July 18 at 1:00 pm.

Have Art, Will Travel Workshop for Grades 3-7: Explore the world through art, with a lesson focusing on a different artist and facts about that artist’s country each week. Programs are offered on Tuesdays, June 11 to July 16, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.

Enrollment is limited and registration is required. To sign up, call the Rock Island Library Children’s Department at 309-732-7360. Summer art and drama is funded by an ongoing bequest from the Geifman Memorial for Art and Drama of the Rock Island Public Library Foundation.

Additional summer children’s events include Math Club, storytimes, movies, scrapbooking Mondays, and a range of performers, including Niabi Zoo, Serengeti Steve reptile program, Mad Mixtures science demonstrations from the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, and Babaloo music and comedy act.

For more news about Rock Island Public Library programs or services, visitwww.rockislandlibrary.org, call 309-732-7323 (READ) or follow the Rock Island Library on Facebook and Twitter. A monthly calendar of library events is available online and at Rock Island Library locations.

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