Umut Acar, Chicago's Consul General of the Republic of Turkey, will present the first in St. Ambrose's latest series of Middle East Institute lectures.

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With current registration already having broken last year's record of 403 Corvettes, LeClaire's annual late-summer car show will again celebrate classic vehicles and America's servicemen, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Vietman Veterans of America, Chapters 299, 776, and 669.

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Retired Rock Island High School teacher Janet Moline leads an informal discussion on our area's most beautiful flying insects in a new Quad City Botanical Center presentation – offered on August 16 and 19 – in River Action's Riverine Walks series.

Hosted by LiveFit with Lupus, this fourth-annual outing will raise funds for those suffering from lupus and related autoimmune diseases through a four-person-scramble event followed by clubhouse drinks and dinner.

River Action hosts its eighth-annual event promoting recreational water trails, canoeing, kayaking, and safe paddling, with participants invited to spend the day paddling from five launch sites along the Mississippi River.