On Saturdays during November and December, the Mississippi Valley Growers' Association will have an indoor Farmer's market at NorthPark Mall. Joining together with the Independent Artists' Market/Fine American Crafters, the two will be located in teh old Walgreen's location, between Dillard's and Talbot's. The Farmer's Market section will be open from 8am until 12 Noon; the Artists' Market area will be open from 8am until 2pm.

The forum, organized by the City Club will effectively break the media blackout on viable third party candidates running in the presidential race. Third party candidates in the debate include Independent Ralph Nader, the Green Party's Cynthia McKinney and the Libertarian Party's Bob Barr.

 

"As long as Americans are denied the opportunity to hear from all the candidates we cannot pretend we have unbiased election coverage or fair elections," said Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin.

 

"No Bailouts" Presidential Candidate To Tell Voters The Rest Of The Story.   Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin (www.Baldwin08.com) will address economic issues in a debate  scheduled for Thursday, October 30th at 4:30 PM at the City Club of Cleveland, 850- Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

 

Enjoy the last few days of Fall before Mother Nature sweeps them away with Judy O Gray and Diane Michele Wall in their joint display at the Eclectic Eye 225 E 2nd St., Bucktown Suite 102, Davenport. Showing now through November 21st. 

This week on "Perspective" host Susan McPeters talks with Illinois State Representative Mike Boland about the upcoming Constitution Convention vote in Illinois. This edition of Perspective airs Sunday, November 2, at 10:00am on WQPT, a broadcast service of Black Hawk College located in Moline, Illinois.

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.

Beginning Friday, Oct 24th through Sunday, December 28th, Glass Heritage will be operating a retail outlet at NorthPark Mall.

Are you an artist or know someone that is?  Join us tonight October 22, 2008 for fun and inspiration at Left Bank Art Leagues October meeting.  Held at Christ Episcopal Church, 1717 8th Ave., Moline, Il at 7 pm in the Basement.    Mark you calanders for next months meeting November 19, 2008 when guest artist and bakers will be Karen Woods of Inspired Creations teaching us about Gingerbread Houses.

WHEN:    November 7, 5-7 p.m.  WHERE: Quad City Arts Center & The Left Bank Art League in Rock Island

 

WHAT:  Quad City Arts vs. Left Bank Art League Chili Cook-Off

FREE

Come down to the District of Rock Island for a taste of chili and some preliminary Christmas shopping. Visit Quad City Arts and Left Bank Art League-just one block apart on 2nd Avenue-to taste and vote for your favorite chili. The chili is complimentary; beverages will be available. Both venues are loaded with one of a kind art and gift items created by local and regional artists. Afterwards, stay to enjoy the close jazz harmony of the What Ever Four Quartet at 7pm at Quad City Arts.

 

 

                                                                                               

WHAT:  Quad City Arts vs. Left Bank Art League Chili Cook-Off

WHERE: Quad City Arts Center & The Left Bank Art League in Rock Island

WHEN:    November 7, 5-7 p.m.

FREE

Come down to the District of Rock Island for a taste of chili and some preliminary Christmas shopping. Visit Quad City Arts and Left Bank Art League-just one block apart on 2nd Avenue-to taste and vote for your favorite chili. The chili is complimentary; beverages will be available. Both venues are loaded with one of a kind art and gift items created by local and regional artists. Afterwards, stay to enjoy the close jazz harmony of the What Ever Four Quartet at 7pm at Quad City Arts.

Brakelite Films will be shooting a short film
entitled The Vigilant One in the Cedar Rapids area on November 1, 2, 7, & 8.

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