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QC Author Katie Ganshert book signings PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lynette Kittle   
Friday, 08 March 2013 15:28

Meet local author Katie Ganshert at a Quad Cities upcoming local book signing event, celebrating her second novel Wishing on Willows (Waterbrook Press, March 19, 2013) that continues the story in her debut novel Wildflowers from Winter.


The story of Robin Price as she deals with a three-year old son, a struggling café, and fading memories of her late husband, where Ganshert explores if second chances at life and love always involve surrender?

Meet Ganshert at one, or both, book signing events!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

1:00-3:00 PM


4000 East 53rd St

Davenport, Iowa 52807

Phone: 563.355.0705


Friday, April 5, 2013

6:30-8:00 PM

Dunn Brothers,

787 Middle Rd

Bettendorf, IA 52722

Phone: 563.345.6099


Although fiction, the real-life topics addressed by Ganshert provides readers thought provoking situations such as single-parenting, second chances and surrendering personal plans for God’s plans.

Through Ganshert’s skillful writing, readers are able explore their own life choices and concerns as they journey with the characters through their own situations.

UNA official to speak at The Canticle - Mar. 18th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sallyann McCarthy   
Friday, 08 March 2013 14:53


Iran, Syria and the UN: How can we ignore the humanitarian crisis?

Yashar Vasef, executive director of the Iowa United Nations Association (UNA), will address the links between understanding the role of the United Nations (UN), the relationship between the U.S. and Iran and how the current humanitarian crisis in Syria fits into the picture of Middle East tensions.

Vasef, a native of Iran, who along with family fled the country in the midst of the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980’s, will speak at a free, public forum at The Canticle, home of the Sisters of. Francis, 841-13th Ave. No., Clinton, on Monday, March 18, beginning at 6:30 pm.  The meeting is co-sponsored by the Clinton Branch, American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Clinton Franciscan Center for Active Nonviolence and Peacemaking.  The Clinton Franciscans have served on the Iowa UNA Board for nearly 20 years.

Incorporating his personal history and his experience working for UNA, Vasef will analyze the current situation, examining how the U.S. is utilizing the UN against Iran and vice versa and presenting an overview of the role the UN plays in the process of alleviating tensions between the two nations.

For more information on the public forum, visit www.ClintonFranciscans.com or call Sisters of St. Francis, 563-242-7611.


“ The Poetry of Mike Bayles.” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Friday, 08 March 2013 14:30

Mike Bayles, a lifelong Midwest resident, is a widely-published poet and short story writer. ‘Threshold’, a book of poetry, is his first published book. His poetry has to do with human connections with each other, with nature and with locations. Time spent in rural and urban parts of Iowa has influenced his writing, as has his childhood, spent in Minnesota. He believes in appreciating the beauty of where you live.

Poetry publishing credits include Lyrical Iowa, The Rockford Review and Out Loud Anthology. His poetry has won a number of awards. Poetry credits include Lyrical Iowa, The Rockford Review and Out Loud Anthology. His poetry has won a number of awards. Fiction credits include The Rockford Review, Out Loud Anthology and The Nocturnal Lyric. One of his short stories in 1993 won an honorable mention in The Great Blue Beacon Fiction Contest, a national competition. WVIK, Public Radio, has featured his writing.

He belongs to The Rockford Writers’ Guild, Writers’ Studio and Quint City Poets. He is a participant in discussions of various topics at the Independent Scholars Group. He does readings of his poems and short stories at various events.

Mike Bayles

Independent Scholars Evenings. 7.00 p.m. Thursday.

1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline. Illinois 309-762-9202 or 762-8547

Doors open at 6.30 p.m.

Dress code: business casual.

Elevators are located through the 16th Street entrance. Please call. The 16th. St. doors are closed after 7.00 p.m. for security reasons.

Please visit the Phoenix Art Gallery, specializing in American Midwest Art.  Current show is the Art of  Bill Marsoun in the Phoenix and  Photography by Darren Miller in the Dragon. The jewelry of  Kiran Yarla and Elsa Romero is available at The Artisan Adventure.

The galleries will be open at 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. on Thursday March 14th. 2013

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.

Contributions may be sent  to:

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.

1530 Fifth. Avenue.

Moline. IL 61265

Craft & Vendor Show at the Muscatine Mall PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Muscatine Mall   
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 13:53
Beginning Saturdays March 2 and running through Saturday, May 18, Muscatine Mall is hosting a Craft and Vendor Show.  You can find anything you can think of from crafts to cleaners from 10am until 6pm.  The Muscatine Mall is located at 1903 Park Ave. Call 563-264-2323 for more information.

Tutu Fabulous! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ballet Quad Cities   
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 13:19

It's Not Too Late to Join Us This Friday

Tutu Fabulous!

A beer, spirits & wine tasting fundraiser for Ballet Quad Cities

March 8, 2013 at 6:00pm

$40 per person in advance ($45 at the door)

Hotel Blackhawk Gold Room

200 E. 3rd Street  Davenport, Iowa

Ballet Quad Cities is hosting Tutu Fabulous to raise funds and awareness of our health & wellness programs, including our in-school bullying prevention initiative that benefits Quad City area kids. Tutu Fabulous includes a variety of beers, spirits & wines for tasting, a mashed potato bar and award winning cheese spread donated by Swiss Valley Farms plus a FABULOUS silent auction & an up close and personal jazz performance by our BQC professional dancers of "Black Coffee" choreographed by Margaret Huling.

www.balletquadcities.com 309.786.3779

Sponsored by:

Hotel Blackhawk; The Gold Book, Carol Ann Watkins, Swiss Valley Farms & Reynolds Motor Co.


Fabulous silent auctions include:

  • $850 value Orlando package which includes a $250 airfare credit on Allegiant Airlines plus FREE airport parking and a bag full of goodies - Generously donated by the Quad City International Airport PLUS 4 - one day Park Hopper passes - Generously donated by Walt Disney World
  • $100 value Ballet Package - includes 4 tickets to see Ballet Quad Cities' performance of Cinderella, PLUS a backstage pass to meet the professional dancers on April 20, 2013 and an autographed Cinderella pointe shoe, from Ballet Quad Cities
  • Valued at $1,400: Four (4) Any day passes to the 2013 John Deere Classic; Four (4) tickets into the UnitedHealthcare Community Day Skybox (good on Thursday July 11) includes unlimited food & beverage; 2012 Framed Pin Flag signed by Champion, Zach Johnson; AND meet the      Pro/autograph opportunity                    Donated by the John Deere Classic
  • Marie-Grace doll, donated by American Girl
  • $220 value St. Louis Package includes: Two (2) Reserved Seats for a Monday-Thursday St. Louis Cardinals home game during the 2013 season. - EXCLUSIONS APPLY - Donated by the St. Louis Cardinals; 2 tickets for a "Journey to the Top" of the Gateway Arch plus 2 tickets for a one-hour sightseeing cruise aboard the Gateway Arch Riverboat, donated by the Gateway Arch and Gateway Arch Riverboats at the Core of Discovery; and an Overnight with breakfast for two at the Holiday Inn Route 66 (11 miles from Busch Stadium), donated by Innkeeper Hospitality Services
  • $50 Gift Card donated by 5ive Star Salon Spa, Davenport
  • "Posey Fairy" sculpture donated by Isabel Bloom
  • One hour massage PLUS one hour facial donated by Massage Envy
  • Two hour bowling and pizza party package donated by Miller Time Bowl
  • $50 Gift Card to Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
  • Basket with wine, wine glasses, chocolate and two tickets for Rock of Ages at the Adler on April 24th
    donated by the RiverCenter / Adler Theatre
  • AND MUCH MORE - Too many to list here!!!!!!


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