The Rock Island Art Guild's 40th Fine Arts Exhibition Call for Entries is now open. Artists within a 150 mile radius of Rock Island, Illinois are encouraged to enter up to two original works of art that must have been created in the last five years. Application fee is $35 and the deadline for entry is November 30, 2017. To enter visit www.rockislandartguild.org and click on "Call for Entries" link. 

 

In keeping with its motto of "Service Above Self,' the Rotary Club of Rock Island has undertaken another initiative to enhance the lives of children in Rock Island with its adoption of Earl Hanson Elementary School.

Time is running out. Once 16 million strong, U.S. veterans of World War II are dying at a rate of more than 1,000 a day and now number about 2.5 million, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates. With fewer and fewer WWII veterans alive, who will help the next generation remember?

In answer to that question, three students from Rock Island High School History teacher Rick Miers' class are partaking in a project organized by the Illinois WWII Veterans' Memorial Project. Over the summer, D.J. Anderson, Travis Scudder and Grant Snyder received training in Springfield at the Illinois State Library for their undertaking. They are to interview and document WWII veteran stories for inclusion in the statewide project and also submitted to the Library of Congress Veterans History Project http://www.loc.gov/vets.

The team is also looking for more WWII experiences to capture. If you are a WWII Veteran or if you have memories of what was happening on the home front during WWII and would like to be interviewed, please contact Rick Miers at Rock Island High School, 309-793-5900 x1138.

Looking for some financial stability in these tough economic times? Then head over to "Celebrate Savings," at Washington Jr. High, 3300 18th Ave. Rock Island, on Saturday, November 8, 9:00 a.m. - Noon for a morning of financial fodder to straighten out your budget, take control of your spending and save a few dollars at the grocery store. The event features financial resources for the whole family, from saving some green in your wallet to saving some green in the environment.

Some topics include :
•    Budgeting and Paying Down Debt
•    Accessing & Reviewing Your Credit Report
•    Save Green by Being More Energy Efficient
•    Holiday Dining for Less
•    Teen Tycoons: Cash in Your Wallet and in the Bank (for ages 12 - 18)
•    Saving Money at the Grocery Store
•    Staying Calm During Tough Economic Times

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Childcare is offered for children ages 4 - 11. Seminar topics will start at 9:00 a.m. and run every half hour until noon.

"Financial literacy is definitely important in times of economic crisis," says Nancy Hanna of Neighborhood Partners. "It's essential to know where your dollar is going and to have the knowledge you need to take charge of your financial well being."

Sponsors of the event are the Rock Island School District, Rock Island Neighborhood Partners Knowledge Through Neighbors Task Force, Rock Island Neighborhood Partners School-Community Task Force and QC Dollarwise. For more information call 309-732-2900.

with dictionaries presented to 3rd grade students.

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Quad Cities Marathon Announces T-Shirt Design Competition For 10th Anniversary

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The YWCA of the Quad Cities is hosting a Texas Hold’em Tournament on Friday, Oct. 13 at the Sheraton Four Points in downtown Rock Island. Registration begins at 4:45 p.m. and the tournament begins at 6:00 p.m.