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Written by Joe Collins   
Wednesday, 12 November 2008 01:48

Area Maintenance Persons (AMPS) of Davenport will be recognized on Wednesday, November 12, at the Davenport City Council meeting for receiving the Iowa Governor's Volunteer Award. AMPS, a group of more than 150 Davenport residents age 50 and older, received the award for daily efforts to clean up litter. One of their recent projects was placing cigarette receptacles at the Davenport skate park and spending time there to educate users of the park about the importance of proper disposal of litter. For more information on AMPS and the award, visit


Robert Osborne, the host of Turner Classic Movies, will share his thoughts about screen legend Cary Grant and other Hollywood topics on Thursday, November 20, as part of the Genesis HealthQuest Film Series. Osborne's presentation will highlight a day of memories about Cary Grant, who suffered a fatal stroke in Davenport on November 29, 1986. Osborne will share his stories at 6:30 p.m. on the stage of the Adler Theatre, followed by a screening of North by Northwest. The movie will also be screened at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Any donations will benefit the Stroke Prevention & Recovery Center at Genesis. Educational information about stroke prevention and recovery will be available prior to both screenings.


Girls will learn about earning, saving, and spending money in a special program hosted by Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois on November 15. "Show Me the Money" will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center, 5202 Brady Street in Davenport. Girls attending the event will learn about the basics of dealing with money and explore career options with presenters who will talk about their work and conduct interactive activities. The program is open to girls from kindergarten through eighth grade and costs $2 per girl; a box lunch will be provided. To register for the event, call (309) 788-0833 or visit


Geraldine (Geri) and Hal Archer will perform a flute and piano concert at the Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry Avenue, on Sunday, November 16, at 1:30 p.m. The program, which is free and open to the public, will benefit the Muscatine Food Pantry. Donations of cash and/or canned good are welcome.


University of Illinois Extension and Iowa State University Extension will be presenting a symposium targeting commercial fruit and vegetable growers on Friday, November 21, at the Cyclone Room, 875 Tanglefoot Lane in Bettendorf, from noon to 5 p.m. The cost for the symposium is $25 for the first person from a farm or business. The registration deadline is November 18. For more information or a brochure, call (319) 337-2145 or visit


The November/December 2008 issue of Old House Journal will feature the Broadway Historic District audio tours. The Rock Island Preservation Commission and Broadway Historic District Association created 50 downloadable mp3 files as a companion to the full-color brochure upgrade for the historic district in 2007. The audio option is available through the purchase of a $10 CD and brochure at Rock Island City Hall or through free downloads from


The Bettendorf Discovery Shop in Cumberland Square will hold its Annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, November 23, from noon to 4 p.m. The Discovery Shop is an upscale resale shop selling gently used items donated by the community. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research, patient services, education, and advocacy. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.


Under Our Skin is a dramatic tale of medicine and money. This film investigates Lyme disease, an emerging epidemic larger than AIDS. Each year thousands of people go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, or are told that their symptoms are "all in their head." To watch a four-minute trailer for this film, visit A community screening of Under Our Skin will be held on Sunday, November 16, at 2 p.m. at the Genesis East Heart Center Auditorium, 1236 East Rusholme in Davenport. For more information, call (515) 432-3628.


An Ocheyedan, Iowa, man has filed a federal class-action lawsuit claiming infringement of constitutional rights to keep and bear arms, due process, and equal protection against Osceola County, Sheriff Douglas Weber, and his department. The plaintiffs, Paul and Alexander Dorr, are also challenging part of Iowa's state law governing how a nonprofessional permit to carry a weapon is decided by issuing authorities. For more information on concealed carry in Iowa, visit


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