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Hamilton Lodge Number 664, located at 2412 Grant Street in Bettendorf, is seeking new members for the Masonic Fraternity. Masons (also known as Freemasons) belong to the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. Applicants must be men of good character who strive to improve themselves and make the world a better place. For more information on becoming a Mason, contact Bill Odom at (563) 355-8740. Visit the Grand Lodge of Iowa Web site at (http://www.gl-iowa.org).
On December 18, the Family Museum Foundation awarded more than $16,000 to support programming, infrastructure enhancements, and organizational support at the Family Museum. The foundation receives funds from unrestricted gifts and donations, fundraisers, profits from the Corner Store, and other sources.
St. Ambrose University students will be able to return to campus January 3 to participate in the Iowa caucuses. Those students who make a request in advance may stay in their own room the night of January 3 at no extra cost to their room and board. For more information on the Iowa caucuses, visit (http://www.iowacaucus.org).
Clean Sphere, the Black Hawk College student environmental organization, sponsored a cleanup November 3 at the college's campus in Moline. Volunteers filled two dump trucks - one with scrap metal (primarily old fencing) and a second with other garbage. Among the items collected were four tires, parts of a couch, and an old mattress.
Christian Care, a local not-for-profit agency that serves homeless men and victims of domestic violence, was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Hunt & Diane Harris Family Foundation in response to a capital-campaign request for funding to make improvements at its two Rock Island shelters. Christian Care operates a rescue mission for homeless men and a domestic-violence shelter for women and children. If you are in need of Christian Care's services or would like to make a donation to the organization, call (309) 788-2273.
Quad Cities Greyhound Adoption needs volunteers. There are two shifts, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m and from 6 to 10 p.m, seven days a week. You can work a full or partial shift. The work isn't physically demanding, but with 50 retired greyhounds in the program, there is a great deal of it. For more information, look at the Quad Cities Greyhound Adoption Web site at (http://www.qcgreyhoundadoption.com) or call Jennifer Franklin at (563) 260-5760.
The Davenport Public Library is offering a four-week series of hands-on computer courses titled "Online Life Skills Training." These courses will be taught at both library locations and will cover basic computer skills, public-access computing, database training, online testing from Learning Express Library, and online job applications. Classes begin the week of January 6, and will be held on Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. at the Fairmount Street Library or Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Street Library. Registration for the four-week series is required. This series of classes will be repeated each month throughout the year. Contact the Reference Department at (563) 326-7844 for more information or to register.
John Deere Harvester Works recently opened a new visitor center at its East Moline factory. The 6,100-square-foot center provides a showcase for the large-scale combines and other harvesting equipment the factory produces. It also includes a 100-seat auditorium and a small retail store. The John Deere Harvester Works Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during operational factory days.
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