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Upcoming American Red Cross blood drives July 16 - July 31 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Theresa Kuhlmann   
Tuesday, 05 July 2011 14:56

Be a lifesaver this summer and donate blood

The American Red Cross reminds all eligible blood donors make an appointment to give blood this summer because the need for blood never takes a summer vacation and must constantly be replenished.

While all blood types are needed to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients, right now there is a special need for types O negative, B negative and A negative blood donors. Rh negative blood types are always in high demand because they potentially can be transfused to patients with Rh positive or Rh negative blood types.

To show appreciation to those who help save lives, all presenting donors at Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers through September 7, 2011 will be entered in the Good to Give. Good to Go. promotion. One lucky person (21 and older) in the Mid-American Blood Services Division will have the chance to win a trip for four to Orlando, Florida.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.

A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross

Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.

Blood Donation Opportunities

WHITESIDE COUNTY 

7/16/11

9:00 am- 1:00 pm

Culver's

1901 Harley Davidson Drive

Rock Falls

7/16/11

10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Army National Guard

716 Sixth Ave

Rock Falls

7/19/11

1:00 pm- 5:15 pm

Old Fulton Fire Station

912 4th Street

Fulton

7/19/11

1:30 pm- 6:00 pm

Northland Mall

2900 E. Lincolnway

Sterling

All presenting donors will be eligible to win a set of 2 free Chicago White Sox regular season home game tickets.

7/19/11

12:00 pm- 6:00 pm

United Methodist Church

200 West Lincolnway

Morrison

All presenting donors will be eligible to win a set of 2 free Chicago White Sox regular season home game tickets.

7/20/11

2:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Rock Falls Blood Donation Center

112 W. Second St.

Rock Falls

7/26/11

1:00 pm- 5:15 pm

Old Fulton Fire Station

912 4th Street

Fulton

7/27/11

10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Rock Falls Blood Donation Center

112 W. Second St.

Rock Falls

7/30/11

7:00 am-11:00 am

Rock Falls Blood Donation Center

112 W. Second St.

Rock Falls

CLINTON COUNTY

7/22/11

10:00 am- 3:00 pm

De Witt Community Center

512 10th Street

De Witt

7/25/11

2:30 pm- 6:30 pm

Northeast Elementary School

1450 370th Avenue

Goose Lake

 
Doggie - and Car - Wash PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCAWC   
Thursday, 30 June 2011 15:29
Come to our annual Doggie and Car Wash on Saturday, July 16th at the Quad City Animal Welfare Center, 724 West Second Avenue in Milan.  A $5 donation is requested and we will be washing from 12 Noon until 2:00pm.  Visit us at www.qcawc.org or call us at 309-787-6830 with questions.  Find us on Facebook, too.

 
Art event for Alzheimer's charity/ at Star Dog Gallery PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Regan Hatfield   
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 13:58

Star Dog Gallery 
&
Studio For Regan

225 East 2nd Street Davenport, Iowa 52801 located in Bucktown Center for the Arts
Don't miss Final Friday June 24th from 6 pm to 9 pm with: 20 Danger Will Rogers Art Crew, Paintings will be up for auction to benefit the Alzheimer's Association starting June 15th so you can place bids. (free wine and cheese bar)

www.stardogart.com

www.dangerwillrogersartcrew.com

 
"There's Nothing Butter" Than the Corndog Kickoff! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by readMedia   
Friday, 10 June 2011 12:20

DES MOINES, IA (06/08/2011)(readMedia)-- The Blue Ribbon Foundation will host the fifteenth annual Corndog Kickoff Benefit Auction and Fair Food Grazing Party on Saturday, July 9 in the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to commence the celebration of 100 years of the butter cow. "There's Nothing Butter" than a night filled with exciting auction packages, entertainment and all of your favorite Fair foods, while helping to raise funds to restore the Iowa State Fairgrounds!

The live and silent auctions are filled with enticing packages. Bid on tickets to the Shrine Circus on the Iowa State Fairgrounds, complete with special seating, a private tour, and a role in the clowns' skit. Enjoy all things butter with an original butter cow cartoon by Brian Duffy and also a hand in sculpting the tail of the 100th anniversary butter cow. Or, go backstage to meet Jason Aldean, Chris Young and Thompson Square, after you attend their nearly sold-out concert in great seats!

The Corndog Kickoff has been a pre-fair tradition since it began in 1997. First held in Pioneer Hall, 480 people were in attendance. Since then, the event has grown to raise over $2.1 million for the restoration and preservation of the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The 2010 event brought in a crowd of 1,200 and raised more than $227,000 in one night!

"Each year, the Corndog Kickoff gets bigger and better thanks to all of the Fair-lovers who continue to support the event," said John Putney, executive director of the Blue Ribbon Foundation. "As our largest fundraiser, the Kickoff is an essential part of our mission to preserve and improve the Iowa State Fairgrounds."

Take advantage of the advance ticket price by ordering now. All inclusive Corndog Kickoff tickets are $75 each until June 30. After that date, tickets will be $100. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Blue Ribbon Foundation at (800) 450-3732, online at www.blueribbonfoundation.org or at the door the night of the event.

The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Since its inception in 1993, the Foundation has generated more than $80 million for renovations and improvements to the Iowa State Fairgrounds. For more information on the Corndog Kickoff, please contact the Foundation at(800) 450-3732 or bluerf@blueribbonfoundation.org.

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Brucemore’s Tahitian Party PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tara Richards   
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 13:01

Revel amid flickering tiki torches while sipping a cool beverage and listening to steel drums poolside at Brucemore during this year’s Tahitian Party on June 24 from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy roast suckling pig, noshes, and Polynesian drinks provided by Brucemore’s new and returning food vendors – Benz Beverage Depot, Braise, First Avenue Wine House, Ruzicka’s, Wright Touch Bake Shoppe and Catering, and Zins Restaurant. Bid on exclusive Brucemore experiences in the silent auction, such as special floral packages from the Brucemore Cutting Gardens Flower Shop, VIP ticket packages for Brucemore events, exclusive dining experiences on the estate, and private brunch on Brucemore’s West Porch. All proceeds benefit the Lord & Burnham Greenhouse Rehabilitation Project to begin in July with completion targeted for October. The public is invited to contribute to the greenhouse project; donors of $1,000 or more will be acknowledged on a donor recognition tree to be placed in the greenhouse.

Sarah Anderson, member of the Tahitian Party Steering Committee, said, "I'd be hard pressed to find a way I'd rather spend a midsummer's evening in Iowa. There may be no better vantage to appreciate the mansion, its history, and the general splendor of summer in Cedar Rapids than gathered poolside at Brucemore with friends and patrons alike at the Tahitian Party."

Tickets are $50 per person.  Please call (319) 362-7375 to purchase tickets by Friday, June 17. Sponsorship levels are also available beginning at $100 and offering additional benefits. For more information, visit www.brucemore.org or call (319) 362-7375.

Mercy Medical Center is the Printing Sponsor and Leading Sponsors include: Kathleen and Tom Aller; Alliant Energy Foundation; Echo Batson and Mike Ahart; Benefit Solutions, Inc.; Bradley & Riley PC; Brenda Duello; Tim and Katie Hill; Jim Kern and Mickey Sigler; Linn County Board of Supervisors Witwer Trust; Nina E. and Victor Merveaux Fund; Paul and Jennifer Morf; National Trust for Historic Preservation; Paulson Electric Co.; Tom Peffer and Carol Reasoner; Fred and Janet Manatt Pilcher; Rinderknecht Associates, Inc.; Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, PLC; Simmons, Perrine, Moyer, Bergman, PLC; Solum & Lang Architects; and Wells Fargo.

Brucemore, Iowa’s only National Trust Historic Site, is located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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