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Beaux Arts Fair Moves to Figge Plaza PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Wednesday, 27 August 2008 01:53

The Beaux Arts Fair will be held at its new location on the Figge plaza on Saturday, September 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair features 73 exhibitors from several states working in painting, drawing, printmaking, weaving, jewelry, and crafts. Admission is free to the fair and to the Figge during that weekend. There will be a children's activities tent, and concessions will be sold. For more information, visit


Quad Cities Interfaith will be hosting an Immigration Symposium on Tuesday, September 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rogalski Center of St. Ambrose University. This event is free. For more information, contact Quad Cities Interfaith at (563) 322-4910.


Helen Klein is a retired nurse who began running at the age of 55 (in 1978) on a homemade track around her front yard and finished last in her first race - a 10-miler. Now in her 80s, Helen has started and finished more than 100 marathons and more than 140 ultra-marathons. The Quad Cities Marathon will present her as its featured speaker at the Happy Joe's Pasta Party at 5 p.m. on September 27 at the Stoney Creek Inn, 1701 River Drive in Moline. Tickets are $10 at the door. The Quad Cities Marathon will be run on September 28. For more information, visit


The Moline Public Library will host author John Hallwas as he discusses his latest book, Dime Novel Desperadoes: The Notorious Maxwell Brothers, on Thursday, September 11. Hallwas will begin a book signing at 6 p.m. and will talk about the book at 7 p.m. More information about the book can be found at


Registrations are being accepted for Figge's fall art classes. Some classes run up to eight weeks long, while others are a half-day-workshop format. The Figge's fall course flyer can be downloaded at


The Davenport Public Library's Fairmount Street Library offers a meeting place for the Teen Volunteer Council, a group that helps the library provide programs and materials for teens. It also provides opportunities such as fundraising and networking with peers. The organization meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at 3000 North Fairmount Street. Meetings are followed by refreshments and gaming. For more information, contact Christie at (563) 326-7893.


U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) has announced that Iowa State Department of Public Health has received $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The grant will be used to fund health investigations and research prevention methods.


The Rock Island Public Library has added the online version of the Value Line Investment Survey to its collection of free electronic resources. Value Line is now available to patrons at all three locations, and, with a Rock Island Library Card, from a home computer as well. The library previously subscribed to the weekly print version, which is still available at the Main and 30/31 branch libraries. To use the Value Line Investment Survey from home or a personal computer with WiFi access, go to the library's Web site (, click the Value Line icon, and enter your Rock Island Library card barcode number where indicated. Remote access is available to Rock Island Library cardholders only.


The Resource Investment Committee of United Way of the Quad Cities recently awarded Christian Care a grant of $4,500 in support of children's programs and services offered at the agency's Domestic Violence Shelter. The funding will help Christian Care expand current children's programs to include counseling and play therapy. Christian Care Domestic Violence Shelter served 122 women and 99 children fleeing lives of violence and abuse and 165 nonresidential clients last year. The shelter provided more than 3,300 nights of lodging and more than 9,000 meals to residential clients in 2007. If you are in need of Christian Care's services, would like to volunteer, or wish to make a donation to the organization, call (309) 788-2273.


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