Two women connected through theatre and ovarian cancer

(Rock Island, IL)  Local actress, Kim Furness, who is also an ovarian cancer survivor will be directing Junie B. Jones--The Musical at Circa 21 in Rock Island, which opens tom...

NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative invites everyone to celebrate its 5th anniversary at a “Night to BEAT the BIG O” gala on Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at Crow Valley Golf Club (4315 E 60th Street, Davenport, IA). Tickets are $60 per person, an...

Friday, April 1, 2016

Doors Open at 6 p.m.

Trivia Begins at 7 p.m.

Moline High School Cafeteria

3600 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL 61265

$10/person; 8-10 person tables

To reserve...

The annual Easter egg hunt at the First Presbyterian Church in East Moline is scheduled for Saturday, March 19th at 10:00 am.  Registration opens at 9:30 pm at the church located at 777 - 25th Avenue East Moline, IL  The hunt is for childre...

Come experience the TASTE OF ANATEVKA and help yourself to Traditional Jewish and Russian dishes in the Moline High School auditorium, Friday, March 4th at 6 pm. Tickets are only $1.00 a piece! Students will be dressed as their characters and read...

The Moline High School stage is turning into the quaint little village of Anetevka from the popular musical, Fiddler on the Roof, this Friday night for a special fundraiser.

The cast of the show will be in costume and serving popular Je...

The $6,000 goal was met and 150 bikes (with helmets and training wheels) will be handed out on Monday, December 14th starting at noon at the Martin Luther King Center in Rock Island.

Each year a coalition of caring community leaders come together for a cause as worthy as they come:  handing out bikes to the youngest, and the neediest, among us.  Teaming up, each year, has been the Rock Island County Regional Office of Education, Bike N'Hike and Queen's Parlour.  This initiative, called "Bikes for Brains," seeks to give out bikes to qualified QC-area children deemed eligible by Head Start, the Early Childhood Centers and The Project, an AIDS charity.  The average cost of a bike with training wheels is about $75.00. The Pilot Club of Moline has pledged to donate helmets for all of the new young bikers and Walmart donated $1000 toward this year's effort.

Available for interviews that day will be organizer, Sandy Seely, children, parents and other volunteers.  Seely loves to help with this program.  "This initiative provides bicycles, helmets, and books to young children who would not be provided the opportunity to own and ride a bicycle, if it were not for the generous donations provided for by our community. Children who are recipients of this initiative will use their gross motor skills every time they ride their bike which, in turn, promotes brain development."

For more information please contact: Sandy Seeley (309) 797-1160

Rock Island County State's Attorney John McGehee will hold a press conference to announce he's running for re-election to a second term at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 16, 2015.

McGehee, who was first elected as state's attorney in 2012, will make his announcement to the media and supporters at 11:00 a.m. in the Rock Island County Office Building (2nd floor County Board Conference Room), 1504-3rd Ave, Rock Island.

It's time for the Charity Mah Jongg Tournament which will be held at the Outing Club (Bawden Rooms) on Wednesday, November 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Doors open at 12:30. Entry fee is $30 and there are cash prizes for first, second and third place.

The event is in loving memory of Nancy Weigle, Norma Shagrin and Leah Hantman with all proceeds going to the NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

Make your reservation by Friday, November 6th by emailingnormaleafoundation@gmail.com, calling 309.794.0009 or by registering at this link: https://form.jotform.com/52986442187972

Despite the passing of MHS English teacher and director, K.C. Griesenbeck, the school's fall play will go on as scheduled.  Griesenbeck suffered a brain aneurysm October 11th and was airlifted to Iowa City for treatment. She was taken off life support the following Tuesday morning.  Practice for the play had already been underway so the assistant Director, Calvin Vo, took over the job.  "It's a big project for us but it will get done.  We will honor her vision for the show."

The play, Almost, Maine, runs next Thursday, October 29th, Friday the 30th and Saturday the 31st at 7pm each night in the school's auditorium.  The play consists of 9 separate vignettes that deal with the different stages of love and laughter.  In keeping with the love theme students, friends and alumni who were knew Griesenbeck are being asked to bring any pictures they of her to put on the auditorium wall--a so called wall of love.

The media is invited to a preview night of Almost, Maine on Tuesday, October 27th at 4:30 pm.   Available for interviews are the students, the director and the assistant director.  Student Director, Quinn Daley, said her sudden death at the age of 44 shocked the community but the students came together and are more serious about the production.  "They want the stow to be a good one--it is being dedicated to  her".

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