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Free Thanksgiving Dinner. Please RSVP PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pastor David J. Revelle   
Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:00
Thanksgiving Dinner

Everyone Welcome!

When: Nov. 22/Thanksgiving Day
Where: Christian Center Church
2103 West Third Street
Davenport, IA

Time: Noon-2:00 p.m.

We’ll serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal
with all the fixin’s!

Please call 563-322-2959 to reserve your spot!

Rock Island Library Announces Menu for a Flavorful Fundraiser on November 8 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 13:51

With more dining stations and food choices on the menu, book lovers attending the Rock Island Library Foundation’s Food for Thought fundraiser will have plenty of tasty ways to “eat, drink, and support their library” on Nov. 8. Food for Thought runs from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. To set up for the event, the Main Library will close to the public at noon on Nov. 8 and reopen to Food for Thought guests at 5:00 pm.

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Participating chefs Brad Scott, Eudell Watts, III, Eric Hand and Craig Joos, Kyle Verschorre, Martha Cleaveland and Robert Lewis will be offering samples of dishes ranging from starters to desserts. The menu includes:

  • Antipasto station with assorted Cabot Creamery cheeses, warm spinach artichoke dip and garlic dip, assorted olives, vegetables, salami and fresh fruit, Sauté station featuring creamy garlic butter risotto with lagostino and shrimp, both presented by Chef Brad Scott and the Scott Community College culinary arts academy.
  • Mediterranean shrimp and pasta with tomato, olives and garlic from Eric Hand and Chef Craig Joos of the Rock Island HyVee.
  • Bite-size pita with gyro topping, mini-pulled pork sandwich and crostini toast served by Chef Kyle Verschorre, of Doc’s Inn
  • A flavorful and healthy chicken stir-fry prepared by Chef Robert Lewis, the “happy diabetic chef,”
  • Fancy fettucchine with artichokes and chicken, accompanied by creamy mushroom and panzanella bruschettas, served by Eudell Watts, III, of Eudell’s Specialty Foods.
  • Dessert prepared by Chef Martha Cleaveland, Blue Cat Brew Pub.

Food for Thought transforms the historic 1903 library building into a spot for dining, socializing and silent auction bidding. Admission includes wines poured by Thad Miller, craft brew samples from Dan Cleaveland of the Blue Cat Brew Pub, complimentary soft drinks, and musical entertainment by the BHC Jazz Combo and Lee Blackmon.

Guests can bid on 35 books signed by their authors, as well as other unique gift items, including a private home dinner party for four, home pizza party, baskets and packages from local businesses. One-of-a-kind tote and book bags, made by Adventure Orange DIY boutique from retired library banners, will also be included in the silent auction.

The fundraising event helps the Rock Island Public Library Foundation grant requests for special programs and projects that are outside the Rock Island Library’s normal operating budget. Rock Island Library Foundation dollars support special purchases of materials, equipment, beautification projects. Previous Foundation grants have funded the library’s Bookletters service, renovations to the children’s room and self-check machines.

Guests who RSVP in advance receive a preferred admission rate of $30 per person or $50 for a couple. To receive the preferred admission rate, guests should reserve by calling 309-732-7302 by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Without a reservation, walk-in admission is $35 per person. With either rate, admission is payable at the door by cash, check or credit. Donations to the 501c3 Rock Island Library Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Additional support for the event was received by Modern Woodmen of America, Cabot Creamery cheeses, Friendship Manor, and the Printer’s Mark.

For more information, visit the library webpage at www.rockislandlibrary.org or call 309-732-7302.

New Zombie Survival Club meeting this Hallowed week! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Monday, 29 October 2012 14:22
On the eve of Halloween….John Deere Middle School Students are learning Zombie Survival Skills

(Moline, IL)  Just in time for Halloween…..  John Deere Middle School has created a “Zombie Survival Club”. Zombie Survival Club is made available through a partnership between Lights ON for Learning 21st Century Community Learning Centers and the Moline Public Library.

The program was created by Jan Laroche, the teen services librarian who has an interest in Zombie movies and recognized the trends in teen literature about zombies.  She says the club will focus on STEM lessons (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in a fun setting.   “Zombie Survival Club is intended to be a lighthearted, activity based program that develops educational skills through a fun after school curriculum.”

Some of the lessons being taught to zombie so they can survive include:
•       Come up with list of essential needs for zombie survival-- water, food, first aid, tools, safe locations, transportation, power/electricity.  Create list for an emergency kit.
•       Discuss types of zombies and spread of infection.
•       Discuss safe drinking water and food supplies. Include how much water is needed, how to find it, and how to make it.
•       Use CDC guidelines to figure out how much water would be needed for a short-term stay.
•       Use math skills to figure out different sizes of bottles and groups of people.
•       Use survival books to discuss how to find safe water in different locations, and discuss purification methods.
•       Discuss food supplies. Include what food to keep on hand in your kit, where to find additional food in both urban and rural settings, and how to grow food.
•       Use calorie guidelines and nutrition information to figure out how long a supply would last. Discuss where food stores might be found and use survival books to identify edible wild plants. Plan a garden for future food supplies. (If necessary, discuss hunting and trapping skills.)
•       Discuss safe locations. Include being prepared to fortify for the short term, ideal locations for immediate retreat, and long-term plans for relocation. Also include discussion about transportation.
•       Discuss power/electricity issues. Include ways to survive without electricity and ways to generate power.
•       Have students research how long electricity would continue after an apocalypse. Make a potato battery and look at plans for a bicycle generator.
•       Discuss power/electricity issues. Include ways to survive without electricity and ways to generate power.
•       Discuss long-term survival plans. Include ways to communicate with other survivors, finding information, and the pros and cons of joining with others.

The John Deere Zombie Survival Club meets every two weeks for one hour (4:15-5:15).

***The media is invited to participate in this week’s club meeting to interview students and teachers****

Who:  John Deere Middle “Lights ON” Students
What:  Zombie Survival Skills class
When:  Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm
Where:  John Deere Middle School Moline
Why:  It’s ghouly fun…and the students learn science, technology, engineering and math skills

Nov 1st. 2012 "The Nature of Developing your Creativity" by Glorie Iaccarino. I.S.E PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 29 October 2012 14:16
November 1st.  2012.    7.00 p.m.
Independent Scholars' Evenings :

“ The Nature of Developing your Creativity.”
Glorie Iaccarino

Glorie Iaccarino will talk about traditional methods as well as how Nature can
enhance development of Creativity. She will discuss how Creativity comes in many
different forms, lifestyles and thought processes, all of  which develop
creativity. Particular activities, daily tasks to increase the awareness of your
creativity and how to nurture the creative spirit through connection to nature
will be shared.

About the Presenter:
Glorie Iaccarino is a Quad Cities area artist and educator who has spent over
twenty years advocating, creating and promoting art as a way to educate and
enlighten the community. She is currently the director of  Eco Arts Council of
the Quad Cities and formerly was the director of  The Quad City Girl Power!
Club. She has provided programs such as “ Celebration of  Woman”, “The Mobile
Art Clinic”, and served as a contributing editor with an Eco page with Families
First Magazine as well as co-host educator with the “Art with Mr. I” art lesson
series on WQPT. From public school classrooms, local libraries and area
non-profit youth serving organizations, Glorie Iaccarino shares her love,
passion and respect for art as a way of living, while promoting the philosophy
that there is “ Art from Life and Life from Art”

Independent Scholars Evenings
are at
The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.
Second floor of The Moline Club building .
Above the Phoenix and Fannie May corner.
1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.
light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
Please join in.  Free and open to the public.
doors open at 6.30
Dress Code: Business Casual.
Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at state and
federal level since 1996.www.qcinstitute.org www.atthephoenix.com

2nd Annual Andrew Connolly Day of Service Joins National Make a Difference Day in Dubuque PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amanda Bowman   
Monday, 29 October 2012 13:38

Waterloo, IA – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) will host the second annual Andrew Connolly Day of Service on Saturday, October 27th. The Andrew Connolly Day of Service will be held in conjunction with Make a Difference Day in Dubuque.

Andrew Connolly was an Iraq Veteran who lost his battle to terminal cancer in August 2011. Because of Andrew’s efforts to pay it forward and Braley’s legislation in Congress, thousands of Veterans will have sufficient funds to pay for adaptive housing.

In honor of his life and service to others, the yearly day of service to pay it forward will take place this Saturday. This year, efforts will go toward helping elderly residents in Dubuque, Andrew’s hometown.

The press is welcome to attend.

Saturday, October 27th, 2012


8:00 AM CDT                        

2nd Annual Andrew Connolly Day of Service/Make a Difference Day

Westminster Presbyterian Church

2155 University Avenue

Dubuque, Iowa



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