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Put A Smile On A Child PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jo Cohrs   
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:16

Join us on

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

5pm until 7pm at

Augustana's Pepsico Center, 1025 - 30th St, Rock Island

FREE for Families

  • Fun
  • Activities
  • Dinner

A free gift of the Family Concerns committee of Churches United and over a dozen other children and family friendly organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals in teh Quad Cities.

Thank you to our sponsors: Farmer Owned Prairie Farms Dairy, Rock Island Noon Kiwanis, Augustana College, and Churches United of the Quad City Area.

Quad Cities Prayer Center Spring 2013 Fund Raiser PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Anthem   
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:48

Here's YOUR chance to help the Prayer Center & enjoy a great comedy show!

We need people to fill a row of chairs for the...

Quad Cities Prayer CenterSpring 2013 Fund Raiser

Dessert and Coffee Bar FEATURING ComedySportz!

WHEN: Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

WHERE: QCPC at NorthPark Mall 320 W. Kimberly in Davenport

Chair Host Responsibilities --Invite - Invite – Invite (This is a FUNDRAISER, so please make that clear to those whom you invite).

For more information or to become a CHAIR HOST, contact Traci by e-mail or call 563.323.3090.

This event will help continue fulfilling the vision of the QCPC.

(Due to limited seating, please RSVP by clicking HERE for your free ticket.)

This is an adults only event.

Click HERE for an invitation you can print out and share!

First-Ever Wine Tourism Day in North America to take place May 11 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Mital   
Monday, 06 May 2013 08:13

Creekside Vineyards Winery hosts Seasonal Terrace Wine UP for Local Wine Consumers

Quad Cities: The first-ever Wine Tourism Day in North America will take place on Saturday, May 11th, 2013 with wineries, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses offering a variety of events to the public throughout North America. Creekside Vineyards Winery will be celebrating with its Seasonal Terrace Wine UP to mark this day locally.

“There are now over 7500 wineries in 205 American Viticultural Areas, 38 authorized wine appellations in Canada, and another 40 appellations in Mexico”, says Allan Wright, president of Zephyr Adventures, the active wine tour company organizing Wine Tourism Day. “Most of these wine regions and many of these wineries are dependent on visitors who sleep in hotel beds, eat in restaurants, and buy wine from cellar doors. Wine tourism is very important to the success of many local economies and is a subject worth commemorating.”

Locally, Creekside Vineyards Winery is celebrating with its 1st Annual Seasonal Terrace Wine UP at its vineyards in Coal Valley, IL. “We are ‘Wining UP’ for Terrace Season, which runs weekends from 1-6pm, May-October, at the vineyard,” says Jennifer Mital, co-owner of Creekside Vineyards Winery. “Visitors can enjoy local musicians, art shows, spa events, and our artisan wines.” On May 11th guests can revel in Music in the Vineyard from 2-5pm with Jordan Danielsen. And on May 12th, come early for Yoga FUN Day from 12-1pm, hosted by Indigo Wellness. May 11-12 customers also receive a free wine glass with a wine bottle purchase, and moms can enter to win a gift basket. These specials are also available at Creekside Vineyards Tasting Room, located on Highway 67 in Preemption, IL.

The idea for a Wine Tourism Day comes from Europe, where the European Day of Wine Tourism has been ongoing since 2009. Attendees of the 2012 Wine Tourism Conference, an annual gathering of the industry’s leaders, discussed bringing the concept to North America.

Wine Tourism Day is supported by a number of industry partners including LocalWineEvents.com, Touring and Tasting Marketing & Media, WineAmerica, the Wine Industry Network, the Wine Tourism Conference, and Zephyr Adventures, in addition to wine and tourism associations in wine regions throughout North America.

For more information on Wine Tourism Day, visit www.WineTourismDay.org. For more information about Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, visit www.creeksidevineyards.com.

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)?
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?
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?
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:

Midwest scenes: photography, guache on canvas.

mixed media Midwest scenes

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

mixed media

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.

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