Gilda’s Club is hosting a FREE series of workshops for anyone impacted by cancer titled “Mindfulness Series” on Wednesdays, December 5, December 12, and December 19, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Gilda’s Club (1234 East River Drive, Davenport, IA).

Are you looking for ways to boost your happiness and to develop a stronger sense of well-being?

The Dick Fallow Endowment for Social Justice has announced that its annual grant awards will go to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities (UUC) and the Teamsters Community Action Network (TeamCAN).

Courage Ride, a bicycle ride that raises funds for sarcoma cancer research, presented a check for $70,000 to the University of Iowa’s Sarcoma Research Program during an October 24 ceremony at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Ben Miller, Dr. Munir Tanas and Dr. Varun Monga, accepted the check on behalf of the center’s Sarcoma Cancer Research Program.  

West Music is offering a whole new Black Friday experience for customers, providing free live music by well-known area artists and refreshments at each West Music store between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 23rd.

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The Backwards Backwoods Yoga Retreat will be a weekend of yoga, laughing, friends, and relaxation. The retreat will take place May 17th-19th, 2019, at Camp Liberty in New Liberty, Iowa. Be prepared to journal, mediate, be outdoors, practice and gain strength through your yoga practice, make new friends, and journey together!

This holiday season, many Iowans will buy and give gift cards. State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald wants Iowa consumers to make sure they take full advantage of their gift cards. "Year in and year out, gift cards are continually the most requested presents during the holiday season," said Fitzgerald. "Each year, gift cards go unused because the cards are lost or forgotten.

Thanks to the combined efforts of the St. Ambrose University Occupational Therapy and Physician’s Assistant students and faculty, as well as the staff and volunteers at Spring Forward, more than 50 adults and children from all walks of life will share a meal and celebrate diversity.  The traditional Thanksgiving feast is being held on Thursday, November 15th at 6:00 pm at the Church of Peace in Rock Island. 

Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness month will be observed from November 20, 2018 – December 20, 2018.