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Written by Cynthia Reimers Erickson   
Tuesday, 08 February 2011 10:20

The Fuller Center for Housing Global Builders Program

SAINT PAUL, Minnesota - February 5, 2011

Armenia - an ancient homeland along the Old Spice Route, a fabled Garden of Eden, the first country to adopt Christianity - is an emerging democracy in need of safe, affordable housing.  The Fuller Center for Housing encourages you to participate in its Global Builders program in Armenia to assist those who still struggle from the devastating 1988 earthquake and strive to establish a free economy.

Join a two-week Global Builders team and enjoy the richness of Armenia and its generous people in a remarkable way - by working side by side with families to construct decent housing. Travel Armenia's historic roads to see pre-Christian sites, 9th century churches, green pastures, colorful marketplaces, and dramatic mountain gorges. Learn about Armenia's captivating history and culture while more importantly, helping a needy family achieve their lifelong dream of a healthy home. You will come away with more than you give, with more than you ever hoped to realize.

Available 2011 Armenia Global Builders trips are scheduled for these dates:

May 15-29: the lush northern region of Vanadzor
July 9-23:    the lush northern region of Vanadzor
July 14-26:  the capital city of Yerevan
July 26-August 9: the capital city of Yerevan

Experienced Global Builders Team Leaders have traveled regularly to Armenia to build homes since 2003. Costs are expected to be approximately $1550-1900, not including airfare. No construction experience is needed. For more information, see To receive more information or register for a 2011 Armenia Global Builders team, contact or


Official Davenport Shriners Hospitals Appreciation Day PDF Print E-mail
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Written by KAABA Shriners   
Monday, 10 May 2010 13:57
At the upcoming Davenport City Council Meeting at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, May 12, the Honorable Mayor Bill Gluba will announce the official Davenport Shriners Hospitals Appreciation Day on May 29, the day of our local mini-clinic here at the Masonic Center, 511 E 65th St, Davenport, Iowa.

Debut of new interactive exhibit video game PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Angela Osborn   
Monday, 10 May 2010 12:57

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 5, 2010) The German American Heritage Center and Museum now includes about 4,000 square feet of state-of-the-art interactive exhibits including a new trivia video game, wired antique party line phones to listen to, and the audio-visual experience, “Step into my Shoes.”  At“Step into my Shoes" you step on a set of the footprints, which then triggers a character to appear before them on a screen and talk about their experience as an immigrant. You may also try on clothing that immigrants would have worn during the turn of the century, and enjoy exploring many artifacts on display.The museum also includes two original restored hotel rooms, 1800s period style clothing that visitors may try on, many artifacts on display, and a mini-theater. The new interactive video game lets the visitor choose a character who portrays a German immigrant of the mid-1800s. They answer a set of trivia questions. Clues and answers to the questions can be found throughout the exhibit. When they finish answering the questions they are rewarded with two fun video games to play that simulate activities that were played by boys and girls during the turn of the century. Visitors enjoy an interactive experience as you learn about immigrants’ journey by sea, train and foot, to their final destination at the German American Heritage Center building, which was originally a very busy hotel for thousands of immigrants in the 1860s.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sundays from noon – 4 p.m. Admission is as follows: Adults: $5; Seniors: $4; Children: $3 (5 - 17 years old); Family: $12; Free for children under 5; and free for museum members. For more information on all of the museum’s exhibits, programs, events, classes, and workshops visit, facebook, or call 563-322-8844. The German American Heritage Center is located at the foot of Centennial Bridge at 712 West Second Street, Davenport, Iowa. The German American Heritage Center works to preserve and enrich the German immigrant experience and its impact on the American Culture. The museum also partners with other cultural groups to demonstrate the contributions immigrants from many countries and from varied backgrounds have made to the ethnic palette which is the United States.


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Written by Lora Adams   
Thursday, 06 May 2010 13:51

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT’s annual on-line auction begins May 28th and concludes June 8th at 10:00 p.m.

The WQPT on-line auction can be accessed at It features a variety of trips, restaurant gift certificates, services and PBS items.

“We’re really excited about our wide variety of trips to Chicago. They make great weekend getaways” said Special Project Coordinator, Bea Brasel.

On June 7 at 7:00 p.m. WQPT will air a preview program that will give potential bidders a sneak peek at many of the items up for bid.  The auction is a fundraising event for WQPT.

Auction items include: a Lobster Feast for two with the Lobsters flown in from Maine; Chicago Cubs Pitcher Randy Wells Autographed baseball; a wide variety of trips to Chicago; gift certificates to Lunardi’s Restaurant, Farradays’ Restaurant and a dinner/dance on the Celebration Belle. There are passes to Brew Ha Ha and the Quad City Air Show along with tickets to the Daniel O’Donnell Concert at the i wireless Center, spa treatments at John Taylor Salon & Day Spa and tickets to the Quad Cities River Bandits. With nearly 100 items to choose from the auction is a great way for people to find a wonderful gift item and support WQPT, all at the same time.

WQPT is a broadcast service of Western Illinois University and has been the local public television station serving western Illinois and eastern Iowa since 1983.

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American Cancer Society Bettendorf Discovery Shop to host Annual Spring Garden Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Sons   
Tuesday, 27 April 2010 08:08

The Bettendorf Discovery Shop invites you to join them Monday, May 3rd for our Garden event. We are ready to welcome spring by filling the shop with all of the beautiful spring things that have been donated in the last year.

The store will be bursting with lovely items for your home and garden. Plants, flowers, pictures, dishes, yard decorations, birdhouses, the list goes on and on. We will also have lots of beautiful flowered clothing and accessories to brighten your day. There will be a lot of great things to see, so we hope that you can stop by and take part in the fun!

The Discovery Shop is an upscale resale shop that is celebrating 22 years of successful fund-raising in Bettendorf. Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Discovery Shop raises money by selling gently used items donated by individual donors and local businesses. Helping to make the shop such a success is the staff of wonderful volunteers that donate their time, if you are interested in joining our volunteer team we are always happy to have extra hands to help. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for cancer research, education, patient services and advocacy.

Donations are accepted anytime the shop is open and a tax receipt is always available. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm., Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm. and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

We are thankful for all the wonderful donations and excited to have this fun event for our customers.

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