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Wapsi River Environmental Education Center Events PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael J. Granger   
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 08:59

Winter Fun Day Planned

On Saturday, February 9th at 1:00 P.M. the Wapsi River Environmental
Education Center will be hosting a Winter Fun Day. Come to the Wapsi River
Center for a fun-filled day of winter activities. This is an event the whole family can
enjoy, so plan to come out and discover winter at its best. A limited number of skis
and snowshoes are available, so please call to reserve equipment; (563) 328-3286.
BYOM ~ Bring your own mug.

9:30 A.M. ~ Cross-country Ski Clinic ~ Participants will learn about proper skiing
techniques, safety and equipment. Participants may bring their own equipment.

12:30 P.M. ~ Snowshoe Nature Hike ~ We will be traveling the way of the Native
Americans and early pioneers, looking for signs of life in the still, winter woods.

2:00 P.M. ~ Winter Bird Feeding ~ Come learn how to identify winter birds; plus
how to attract and feed our feathered friends. Fun for all ages!

3:00 P.M. ~ Fabulous Furs ~ come join a Wapsi naturalist to learn about furbearers
that live in our area. Learn how they adapt and thrive during the cold winter months.
Explore the history of fur trapping, trading and how the animals were used.

4:30 P.M. ~ 7th Annual Chili Cook-off ~ The Friends of the Wapsi Center, Inc. will
be hosting this annual competition. Please bring your best chili creation to share, and
possibly win the coveted chili cup!!! Donations are accepted, and please bring your
own table setting.

5:30 P.M. ~ Frostbite Star Party ~ The winter it is a great time for astronomy! The
sky is never clearer than on cold, winter nights. The winter constellations center on
Orion, the Great Hunter. The St. Ambrose University's Menke Astronomical
Observatory is the location; park in lot A.

“FORCING BRANCHES CLASS” Planned

On Saturday, February 16th at 1:00 P.M. the Wapsi River Environmental Education
Center will be hosting a “Forcing Branches class” at 1:00 P.M. at the Wapsi River
Center. Join Horticultural Society members Carolee Stanley and Juanita Spears for an
extensive how-to program. Participants will learn how to force branches into flower
for indoor decorations. Please call to register for the class (563) 328-3286.

Maple-Syruping Demonstration Planned

On Saturday, February 23rd at 1:00 P.M. the Wapsi River Environmental
Education Center will be hosting a maple-syruping demonstration. Join Tom
Greene as he discusses the history and procedure of tapping trees for syrup. Handouts
and where to find tapping equipment will be provided to participants. Please call
(563) 328-3286, if you are interested in attending.

Maple-Syruping Demonstration Planned

On Saturday, March 2nd at 1:00 P.M. the Wapsi River Environmental
Education Center will be hosting a maple-syruping demonstration. Join Tom
Greene as he discusses the history and procedure of tapping trees for syrup. Handouts
and where to find tapping equipment will be provided to participants. Please call
(563) 328-3286, if you are interested in attending.

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.

 
Benefit for Danielle Parise PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cool Beanz   
Monday, 04 February 2013 15:26

Saturday February 9th - 6:00pm

Where: Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St. Rock Island, IL 61201

Many items will be up for silent auction(bidding from 6-9pm) and donations accepted to help this beautiful family with medical and other expenses!

Danielle and Matt are high school sweethearts who are deeply connected and always loving and supportive of one another. Matt is the kind of person who uplifts everyone he comes in contact with by making them laugh. Danielle overflows with compassion for others, which has led her down the path to becoming a nurse.

On January 30th, Danielle suffered a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) rupture. She was immediately taken to the University of Iowa Hospital for neurosurgery to relieve pressure to her brain and stop blood flow to the AVM. Danielle has started responding to requests to move her toes, fingers and even gave a “thumbs up”. She has a lengthy recovery process ahead and any support by way of donations, thoughts, and prayers are greatly appreciated!




 
Feb. 7th. 2013 " The Lion in Winter" Evergreen Poems and Poets. I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 04 February 2013 15:17

Feb. 7th. 2013
" The Lion in Winter" !   Evergreen Poems and Poets.
  Our annual evening devoted to your favorite poems and poets that we turn to, as  resources, during  times for  reinforcing and renewal. You can being in poetic prose as well as extracts from drama if you wish.

Original work composed by you is reserved for another evening.

This Thursday evening is reserved for your sources of inspiration and resources of joy.Independent Scholars Evenings. 7.00 p.m.
Thursday.

1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline. Illinois 309-762-9202
 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.
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 www.qcinstitute.org to see our archives.

 
"Kids teaching kids" Leadership Squad PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Monday, 04 February 2013 15:15
The “Leadership Squad” is back at Edison Junior High and its teaching other Rock Island middle school students how to be leaders…

(Rock Island, IL)  It began last fall when Diane Baker, with the University of Illinois Extension Service, taught a core group of students leadership and problem solving skills.  Now the group is back and they are going teach 25  new students what it takes to be a leaders—students teaching students.  Edison’s “Leadership Squad” is part of the 21st Century Lights ON For Learning federal grant.

The students will become teachers for the next four Mondays from 2:45 - 4:30 pm.  Baker works with the “teen teachers” to plan a sequential leadership development curriculum.  Participants learn more about their own leadership styles, develop their communication skills, and are challenged to a variety of teambuilding experiences.  The program taps into each individual’s leadership potential. “The Leadership Squad helps students realize that they can be leaders through group interaction and gives them the confidence to express themselves in a positive manner to their peers.”

***The media is invited to see the Leadership Squad in action on Monday, February 4th between 3:00 pm and 4:00 p.m. in room 103 at Edison Junior High in Rock Island (4141 9th Street).   The students, teachers and site coordinator will be available for interviews.

 
Families and Friends of Scott County, IA Use Hearts and Feet to Fight Cancer PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cindy Bruhn   
Monday, 04 February 2013 15:09

Davenport, IA – Walkers will go around the track in the battle against cancer when the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Scott County gets underway with teams of residents gathering at the Davenport River Center on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

During Relay For Life events individuals and teams “camp” out with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the day. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

Last year our two Walmart teams, lead by team captain's Tony Flemming and Terri Benner, raised approximately $16,000. The stores are located on Elmore Avenue and West Kimberly Road in Davenport.

Please consider being a sponsor of this great event; we have sponsorships for every budget. Call Sara at 563-785-4554 for more information. And, consider forming a team to raise money and participate. Register your team today by visiting www.RelayForLife.org/scottcountyia or by calling Allie at 319-430-9648.

“Relay For Life is great opportunity for everyone who has been touched by cancer to come together and Celebrate Survivors, Remember those we have lost, and Fight Back together to end this terrible disease,” says event chair, Allie Lamb. “I encourage all Scott County residents to get involved, from forming a team and spending the day enjoying activities and entertainment to just  stopping by for a few minutes to see what it's all about. The event is open to the public and we encourage everyone to attend.”

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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