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Ballet Quad Cities presents Ballet Under the Stars PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joedy Cook   
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:02

Sponsored by US Bank

What: Ballet Under the Stars

Who: Ballet Quad Cities

Where: Lincoln Park Classic Theatre

11th Ave & 38th St Rock Island, IL

When: June 6th, 7th, & 8th at 8:00pm

Ticket Prices: No Admission Charged!

Three evenings of no admission charged ballet performances – a perfect time to introduce your family to our family of dancers at Ballet Quad Cities! Bring a picnic, chairs, and a blanket and spend an evening under the stars at Rock Island’s lovely Lincoln Park.

The program will bring back favorite selections from this past season including a company favorite “Making Waves” and the Pas de Deux from Carmen. Also, as a special treat, the students from Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance will perform “Peter and the Wolf”. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!

There will also be light refreshments available to purchase. All the proceeds will support our award winning Bullying Prevention Program.

For more information, please call 309-786-3779 or visit www.balletquadcities.com

 
Moline Public Library's Press Release PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jan LaRoche   
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 11:40
Brilliant Companions - Monday, June 2 @ 6:30

The Brilliant Companions, a Doctor Who fan club, will meet at the Moline Public Library on Monday, June 2 at 6:30 to discuss the 50th Anniversary special of Doctor Who. This program is free and open to all ages. No registration is required. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com <http://www.molinelibrary.com/> .


Teen Game Day - Wednesday, June 4 from 3:00-4:30

Tweens and Teens ages 11 to 18 can drop in to the YA Section of the Moline Public Library on Wednesday, June 4 from 3:00 to 4:30 to play board games. Choose from our selection or bring your own. No registration required. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com <http://www.molinelibrary.com/> .


Teen Iron Chef - Monday, June 9 @ 6:30 p.m.

Tweens and Teens ages 11 to 18 are invited to an Iron Chef competition at the Moline Public Library on Monday, June 9 at 6:30. Create a masterpiece from a variety of dessert foods for a chance to win. Sign up in pairs or be assigned to a team. This program is free but registration is required and space is limited to the first twenty four registrants. Call 309-524-2470 to sign up. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st St., Moline, IL 61265 or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com <http://www.molinelibrary.com/> .


Teen Craft Day - Wednesday, June 11 from 3:00-4:30

Tweens and Teens ages 11 to 18 can drop in to the YA Section of the Moline Public Library on Wednesday, June 11 from 3:00 to 4:30 to make their own buttons. No registration required. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com<http://www.molinelibrary.com/> .


Teen Game Day - Wednesday, June 18 from 3:00-4:30

Tweens and Teens ages 11 to 18 can drop in to the YA Section of the Moline Public Library on Wednesday, June 18 from 3:00 to 4:30 to play board games. Choose from our selection or bring your own. No registration required. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com <http://www.molinelibrary.com/> .


Teen Job Program - Thursday, June 19 @ 3:30

Alison Fleming from the City of Moline will run a program at the Moline Public Library on Thursday, June 19 at 3:30 to instruct teens on the basics of job hunting, resume writing, and interviewing to help you find your first job. This program is free and open to teens and young adults ages 15-21. Registration is required. Call 309-524-2470 to sign up. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online athttp://www.molinelibrary.com <http://www.molinelibrary.com/> .


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Ascentra Credit Union Awards $10,000 in Scholarships PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Alvaro Macias   
Friday, 23 May 2014 14:08

Ten Winners Announced

BETTENDORF – A total of $10,000 was given to area students to help pay for their college costs as part of the Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship Competition.  There were five $1,000 scholarships available for high school students planning to enter college.  The other five $1,000 scholarships were for members age 19 or over, considered non-traditional or continuing education students. This year Ascentra expanded the number of scholarship recipients from two to ten to better serve our growing membership.

The high school scholarship winners include:

·        Jacob Logan, Bettendorf, Iowa

·        Madison Temperly, Eldridge, Iowa

·        Caitlin Thom, Bettendorf, Iowa

·        Lauren Pittman, Clinton, Iowa

·        Taylor Trumbo, Davenport, Iowa

The non-traditional or continuing education winners include:

·        Micaela Terronez, East Moline, Illinois

·        Hailey Oepping, Muscatine, Iowa

·        Maddison Theisen, LeClaire, Iowa

·        Jessica Tucker, Cleveland, Illinois

·        Darcey Jansen, Eldridge, Iowa

Photos and more information about the winners can be found at www.ascentra.org.  All entries are judged on their essay, resume, awards, extracurricular activities, volunteer services and work experience.  The competition is announced every October with the deadline in March of the following year. Official rules may be picked up at any of our branches or found online at www.ascentra.org/scholarships.

Awarding a total of $10,000 in scholarships is another way Ascentra Credit Union recognizes that financial planning and education is essential to lifetime success for our members and community.

 

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A Panel Discussion on McCutcheon and Citizens United Supreme Court Decisions PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dino Leone   
Thursday, 22 May 2014 15:13
Moderated by Jim Mertens, WQAD
Thursday, MAY 29th
7PM - 9PM
Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University
518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA
Quad City Coalition for Democracy is holding a forum to discuss how recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign finance are affecting politics in America.
PANELISTS:
Ed Broders, President, Iowa ACLU
Christopher Whitt - Political Science, Dept., Augustana College
Ken Sagar, President, Iowa Federation of Labor, AFLCIO
Ian Russell, Partner, Lane & Waterman LLP
Sixteen states, including Illinois, have formally demanded that Congress take action to amend
the US Constitution to undo the US Supreme Court’s decisions in McCutcheon and Citizens
United. Close to 600 towns, villages, cities and counties have also made the ask. During the
first weeks of March in New Hampshire, forty-seven town meetings called for a constitutional
amendment. In early April, thirteen Wisconsin communities voted overwhelmingly to call on
their elected representatives to begin the amendment process. The US Senate will vote this
year on a proposed constitutional amendment.
How have these decisions affected politics in our community? Is money the equivalent to free
speech? Do corporations and unions have same rights as natural born citizens? These and
other questions will be addressed by our panel of speakers. We hope you will join us for
what’s sure to be an engaging discussion on the hottest topic of our time: money in politics.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
More info: Tracy Leone at 309-738-3196
IA4Democracy.org

 
Iowans to Speak Out on Age Discrimination at May 29 Hearing in Cedar Rapids PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Black   
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 13:49

What: Public Hearing on Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Iowans affected by age discrimination in the workplace and those who are concerned about age discrimination on the job are invited to join AARP for a public hearing with state and national AARP leaders, members of the media and the public to illustrate how important this issue is for the financial security of older workers in Iowa. The hearing is timed for Iowans to share their stories of age discrimination in the workplace as Congress considers legislation sponsored by Iowa Senators Tom Harkin (D) and Chuck Grassley (R), the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, (S. 1391, H.R. 2852).

When: Thursday, May 29, 2014

10:00 -10:40 a.m. - official remarks and stories of Iowans

10:40-11:00 a.m. - audience questions/comments

11:00 a.m. or immediately following end of comments - media availability with AARP national and state spokespersons

Where: The Hotel at Kirkwood Center - 7725 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids

Who:

Eric Schneidewind, AARP Board President-Elect (incoming), Grand Rapids, MI

Cheryl Matheis, Senior Principal Counsel, AARP External Affairs

Kent Sovern, AARP Iowa State Director

Jack Gross and stories from other Iowa victims of age discrimination

Why: According to a recent AARP national survey, Americans believe the problem of age discrimination in the workplace is widespread and growing worse.  About two-thirds (64 percent) of survey respondents think that people over age 50 face age discrimination in the workplace. Further, nearly one-third say they have faced discrimination themselves in the last four years or know someone who has.

Since the landmark Gross v. FBL Financial Services Supreme Court case of 2009 (involving Iowan Jack Gross) makes it more difficult for older workers to prove age discrimination, 82 percent of respondents believe that ruling makes it easier for employers to discriminate. More than three-fourths (78 percent) of respondents support the proposed Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act and want their members of Congress to support it.

 
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