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Trivia Night "Benefit for 4 Sisters" at Faith Lutheran PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Faith Lutheran Church   
Wednesday, 30 January 2013 12:42

Faith Lutheran Church, Moline, is hosting a "Benefit for 4 Sisters" trivia night on Friday at the church, 1611 41st St., Moline. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the games begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. To reserve a table, please call (309) 797-1981. Walk-ins are also welcome. People can bring snacks or buy them at the event.

The "four 'sisters in Christ" at Faith Lutheran knew they could face serious illnesses on their own, but fellow parishioners wanted to lend them a hand.

January 31st. 2013 " Grow Food, Not Lawns" by Taura PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 14:08

Gardening and food are common threads uniting all humankind. This Thursdays topic will motivate us so we grow seeds of positive change and take the health of our selves, our family, and our communities back into our own hands.

Taura will present the problem of the ridiculousness of this countries food system (unhealthy, costly, gmo, bad for the environment, ineffective) , and provide the remedy : Home gardens. Urban gardens. Local. permaculture. organic. natural. It is time to a 'back to basics' approach.

Taura strongly supports the idea that all the worlds ills can be cured in a garden. In previous war times in this country it was patriotic for every family to grow their own victory garden. Now it is almost illegal

Open discussion on the foods that can be grown locally as well as the details of planting will follow.

The evening will start with the Tibetan Singing Bowl and a short meditation to experience the power of sound vibrations.

“We don't need a law against McDonald's or a law against slaughterhouse abuse--we ask for too much salvation by legislation. All we need to do is empower individuals with the right philosophy and the right information to opt out en masse.”
― Joel Salatin

About the presenter:
Taura is trained in Reiki and is an aspiring alternative health practitioner. Her passion for gardening has grown over the past two years as she has seen the positive changes a garden can provide for people and community.

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.

Checkout a Family Pass to the Botanical Center at Rock Island Libraries PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Monday, 28 January 2013 16:49
Enjoy Tropical Warmth on a Budget with Rock Island Library/Botanical Center Partnership

Rock Island, IL: If gray winter skies have left you feeling down, a new partnership between the Rock Island Public Library and the Quad City Botanical Center could lift your spirits with some free tropical warmth. Library cardholders can now check out a seven-day family Botanical Center membership at the Rock Island Main, 30/31 and Southwest Branch Libraries.

Each pass provides free admission to the Botanical Center’s tropical sun garden and other attractions for up to four people for seven days. The pass can be checked out with a valid library card at the Main Library Circulation and Children’s Room desks, and at the front desks of the 30/31 and Southwest Branch Libraries. Because the passes are not suitable for placement in the book drop or inter-library delivery, they must be picked up and returned in person to the library branch listed on the back.

There is no charge for the seven-day pass, and each pass may be used multiple times within the check-out period. Passes are non-renewable and have a $1 per day late fee.

For more news about Rock Island Public Library events or services, visit www.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.


Driving Tips, Edible Books, Computer Skill Programs for Adults at Rock Island LIbrary PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Monday, 28 January 2013 16:29

February Library Programs Combine Cars, Culinary Creativity and Computers

Rock Island, IL: Driving tips for car owners, culinary creativity and computer skills are among the things adults can learn about in February at the Rock Island Public Library.


Driving After 60: Keeping Your Most Important Accessory, Your Keys

2:00 to 3:00 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 12

Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street


This free program with tips on safer driving for retirees and seniors is presented by AARP Driver Safety program instructor Caryl Altemus. The program also includes an overview of what is included in the full AARP Driver Safety programs, with information about upcoming courses. No registration is required.

The library’s “driven to read” winter reading challenge for adults also continues in February. Adults may enter once for each book, eBook or audiobook they complete during the contest period, which ends Friday, March 1. Top prize in the random drawing is a Kindle Fire HD, along with drawings for Botanical Center passes, and restaurant/retail gift cards.


Book Lovers Edible Book Contest

11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Saturday, Feb. 16

Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street


February is Book Lovers month, and what better way to celebrate that love than by eating your words? Local cooks are invited to enter a tasty edible book baked good to be judged in one of three categories: Best Tasting, Most Elaborate and Best Looking. The only requirements are that entries must be edible and must relate to a book in some fashion. For example, entries may look like a book or book cover, may refer to a character, or may play off a title or quote in a book.

Bakers should call 309-732-7330 by Wednesday, Feb. 13 to indicate that they will enter the contest. Completed works of edible book art should arrive at the library by 11:00 am on Saturday. Each item should be accompanied by an information card listing the title of the entry, the name of the book it is based on, author and creator’s name.  Prize in each category is a gift card to a cooking store.

Participation in the contest is not required to attend the event. Volunteer judges will be drawn from the list of attendees, with voting starting at 11:30 am. The event is open to the public.


Getting Started with Downloading eBooks

6:00 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 19, Rock Island Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road

2:30 pm, Thursday, Feb. 28, Main Library, 401 19th Street

Participants will learn how to use a library card and the OverDrive digital media service to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks to read and listen to on a wide variety of portable devices, including Android and Nook Color tablet, iPads and iPhones, computers, iPods and Mp3 players, Kindle, NOOK, Sony, and Kobo eReaders. The same content is presented at both sessions.


Getting Started with Email

2:30 pm, Thursday, February 21, Main Library, 401 19th Street


Attendees will learn how to create and use an email account, or become more comfortable with one they already have. Enrollment for this class is open from Feb. 5 to Feb. 16, with limited slots available. Registration is required to attend: Call 309-732-7341 on or after Feb. 5 to sign up.


The program is free and open to the public. For more news about Rock Island Public Library events, visit www.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.


Acclaimed Business Leader Nina Vaca to Speak at Hispanic Chamber’s Gala Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mark McLaughlin   
Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:28
IA/IL QUAD-CITIES – Acclaimed business leader Nina Vaca has been selected as the Keynote Speaker and Special Guest of the 2013 Annual Gala of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GQCHCC). Vaca serves as Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle; Director at both Kohl's Corporation and Comerica, Inc.; Founding Member of the Startup America Partnership; and Chairman of the Board of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
“Nina Vaca serves as a shining example of how a talented, determined minority individual can play a vital role in the international business community,” said Lee Vasquez, Executive Director of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “She is an inspiration to the Hispanic community, and to everyone who believes in the power of diversity. We are truly proud to have Nina as the keynote speaker at our Annual Gala.”
The GQCHCC board of directors and staff invites the community to the 2013 Annual Gala, to be held 5:30 pm., Sat., January 26, 2013, at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center,Bettendorf, IA.
The evening is a celebration of the organization's accomplishments, members, and supporters, and will feature entertainment, dinner, an award presentation, a silent auction, and networking opportunities for attendees. Admittance for the event is $60 for non-members, $50 for members, and $35 for students.
An Illustrious Career
Nina Vaca founded Pinnacle in 1996 as an information technology services provider to the Fortune 500. Pinnacle provides IT-enabled solutions in the growing area of vendor management via IT Staff Augmentation Services, Professional Staffing and Payrolling services. Under her leadership, Pinnacle has become the fifth fastest growing firm in a $20 billion dollar industry.
In 2005, Nina was featured in Fast Company magazine as one of the Top 25 Women Business Builders in the country. In addition, she has been featured in many other high-profile publications, including Vanidades, Ali, Entrepreneur, Kiplinger, Forbes, Hispanic, KERA CEO Review, and Latino Leaders.
Nina is a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Technology and Communications for the Southwest Region. In 2010, she was named one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in America by Latino Leaders. As an international leader, Nina has represented America in numerous transatlantic leadership forums.

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