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Hunger Games Party at the Eastern Ave Branch Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Hart   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 07:39

Today’s Date:  June 12, 2012

Event Date:  Saturday, June 16, 2012

Who Will Survive the Teens’ Hunger Games Party?

Teens, do you have what it takes to survive? Try to survive the challenges of brain and skill at the Davenport Public Library’s “Hunger Games Party” on Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 p.m. at the Eastern Avenue Branch Library (6000 Eastern Avenue.) You will be pitted against your peers in a tough Hunger Games trivia challenge and other fun and challenging trials. No one needs to go hungry though, there will be Hunger Games - themed snacks to help in your survival. Registration is required for this exciting FREE program. For more information or to register call 563-326-7832.


AAMI develops two new traveling exhibits PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Grant Stevens   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 07:07
(CEDAR RAPIDS, IA) – The African American Museum of Iowa (AAMI) is proud to announce the creation of two new traveling exhibits: “The Only One” and “Against All Odds: The Life of George Washington Carver.”
Both portable exhibits include large colored panels (retractable for easy transportation) that can be displayed individually or as a group. These exhibits are available free of charge for use in groups or organizations in Iowa. Previous traveling exhibit locations include libraries, government buildings, colleges, and business offices.
Based on the AAMI’s 2012 temporary exhibit of the same name, “The Only One” explores the experiences of Iowans who have been the only African Americans on sports teams, in classrooms, at work and more.  Learn about Alexander Clark, who integrated Iowa schools in 1868 when his daughter Susan enrolled in Muscatine Grammar School #2 or Louis Dade, who won the Iowa Amateur Golf title in 1939 despite being denied access to the Fort Madison Country Club. The three panels of this exhibit specifically focus on social situations, education, and sports.
Funding for “The Only One” travelling exhibit was provided by generous donations from the AEGON Transamerica Foundation, Rockwell Collins, Roy J. Carver Trust, Alliant Energy, General Mills, P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Community Foundation, Sisters of Mercy, State Historical Society of Iowa: Historical Resource Development Program and Tom and Nan Riley.
“Against All Odds: The Life of George Washington Carver” is a four panel exhibit that follows the life and accomplishments of the famous scientist. From his humble beginnings near Diamond, MO to his career as head of the Agricultural Department at the Tuskegee Institute, Carver had a profound impact on agricultural techniques and innovations that continue to shape our world today. The four panels of this exhibit focus on Carver’s early life, his education at Simpson College and Iowa State University, his time at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, and his later work in agricultural science.
Funding for “Against All Odds: The Life of George Washington Carver” was provided by generous donations from Dr. Geraldine Felton, James Graham, and Susan Kuecker, and the State Historical Society, Inc.
To reserve panels from either of these exhibits for a group or organization, contact Assistant Educator Tenika Johnson via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at 319-862-2101 ext. 226.
For more information on this or other programs, please visit the African American Museum of Iowa website at www.blackiowa.org or call 319-862-2101 ext. 223.  The AAMI is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is located at 55 - 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Davenport Family History Center Open House PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Thompson   
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 07:17

The Davenport, Iowa, Family History Center is dedicated to the research of family history and genealogy.  The Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an Open House.

August 11, 2012

10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

4929 Wisconsin Ave, Davenport, Iowa 52806

Light refreshments will be served.

Regular Family History Center hours are Tuesdays 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  The Family History Center is closed on Sundays, Mondays, Fridays and most holidays.

June 14th. 2012 " New Theology: Religion as Artistic Symbolic Consciousness" by Michael Rosenthal. I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 11 June 2012 08:43
June 14th 2012.  7.00 p.m.
Independent Scholars' Evenings :
" New Theology: Religion as Artistic Symbolic Consciousness"
‘We have spent years pursuing the Linguistics Turn’: Gustav Bergmann, The
University of Iowa.
But the era of textual study is over.
We are now on the path of Archeology and the Symbolic Turn : Art, Music, Dance,
Hollywood, Internet, the Mayan Calander.
Another in his ongoing series of lectures on Consciousness
Michael Rosenthal.
Presenter Michael Rosenthal has completed extensive graduate work in theology,
philosophy and psychology at the St. Paul Seminary and the University of Iowa
and Western Illinois University.
Please attend.  Free and open to the public.
The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.
7.00 p.m
second floor of The Moline Club building . Above the Phoenix.
1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.
309-762-9202 for The Institute.
light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
doors open at 6.30
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.

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.

Davenport Parks and Recreation Family Movie Night! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Monday, 11 June 2012 08:15
Davenport Junior Theater is thrilled to host a Movie Night as part of the Family Friday Night Series.  On the second Friday of each month, your family can join us for pizza, lemonade, and a movie in our very own Nighswander Theater.  All movies are rated PG and are for all ages.  And the best part - FREE POPCORN!
Register in advance online for only: $2.50 or pay at the door: $4.00

Happy Feet - Friday, July 13 - 6:00 pm - Junior Theater, 2815 Eastern Avenue

Hook - Friday, August 10 - 6:00 pm - Junior Theater, 2815 Eastern Avenue

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