ImageCome see a variety of cars cruise in and cruise out at the Quad Cities Cruisers "Cruise In" on May 19th from 6pm until 9pm in the Dillard's parking lot at Southpark Mall, Moline.  Bring a car or just come to look.  For more information, please visit:


Easy Speakers Toastmasters, Club 5845 will have an open house on April 19, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. at The Dispatch Conference Center, 518 18th Street, Moline.  Refreshments will be served. By joining us, you will improve your communication and leadership skills. It will help you lose the fear of public speaking and learn skills that will help you be more successful in whatever path in life you've chosen. You'll be a better listener. You'll easily lead teams and conduct meetings.  At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a very supportive environment. Please come to the open house and experience Toastmasters for yourself.  You will be glad you did.  For further information and directions call Linda Bridgeford, President at 757-4906 or Michael Agin at 332-4568.



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

ImageFirst Fridays - Quad Cities will host a Spades Card Tourney from 6 PM -12 AM. at the Isle of Capri Convention Center, 1777 Isle Pkwy., Bettendorf. Call (563) 391-9693 or email for details.
ImageNoted Author & Filmmaker Coming to the Quad CitiesDo you pinch your dollars until they scream? Are you being pinched by an excessive work load? Do you ever wonder if human expansion will leave room for nature? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then we have a unique Literary Arts Residency for you!  On October 18-21 author and independent filmmaker, John de Graaf will engage his audiences with topics such as Affluenza: The All Consuming Epidemic, Take Back Your Time, and On Nature’s Terms. John is the co-author of the best-selling book and award-winning PBS special, Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic. He is the editor of the book, Take Back Your Time and the national coordinator of “Take Back Your Time Day.” John is an expert on issues of overwork and over-consumption in America. He has worked with KCTS-TV, the Seattle PBS affiliate, for 23 years as an independent producer of television documentaries. More than 15 of his programs have been broadcast in prime time nationally on PBS. He is also the recipient of more than 100 regional, national, and international awards for filmmaking.Public Events:Documentary Filmmaking- October 19 at 6:00 p.m., St. Ambrose University, O’Keefe Library, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport. A special interactive lecture and Q/A event for screenwriters and film-makers.Take Back Your Time- October 20 at 7:00 p.m., Genesis Heart Institute, 1236 E. Rusholme, Davenport. Interactive lecture and Q/A.Affluenza; The All Consuming Epidemic- October 21 at 2:00 pm, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st Street, Moline. Interactive lecture and Q/A.On Nature’s Terms- October 21 at 7:00 pm, Putnam Museum, Palmer Lecture Hall, 1717 West 12th Street, Davenport. Screening of a new documentary promoting the protection of predators and their ecosystems with discussion and Q/A.This program is sponsored in part by the Evergreen Foundation.
ImageOn October 21, Quad City Arts presents “Oneliners” Stress Relief Workshop with Chicago artist Harry Brown. This workshop will be held from 1:00-3:30pm in the second floor conference room at Quad City Arts, 1715 2nd Avenue, Rock Island. Cost is $55. Call 793-1213 X109 to register. (We must have at least 10 participants to hold class.) Oneliners Stress Relief Drawing workshops teach a highly effective method that induces a relaxed state of mind, helping individuals to cope with stress and become more focused and productive individuals. *All materials are provided*One-time attendance renders a lifelong skill*The only hands on, low cost workshop of its kind Learn more about Oneliners Stress Relief Drawing Workshop by visiting 
ImageWashington, DC – While 90 percent of parents and guardians of children ages 8-18 think they should have a lot of responsibility for ensuring kids’ online safety, only one-third of them see themselves as “very knowledgeable” about how to educate their children to use the Internet safely and responsibly.
ImageCommunities United to Strengthen America would like to invite the public to our Community Open House on Thursday, August 10th from 12:00  - 6:00 pm. Our address is 2850 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803. Light refreshments will be served. The Quad City Metro Youth Drumline will be performing in the afternoon, Mayor Ed Winborn will be at the Davenport Resource Center at noon for our ribbon cutting and local vocalist Tony Sconyers will delight all with his vocals. Please contact us at 563-324-3100 for further information or visit us on the web at

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{mosimage}Rock Island Public Library Hosts 75th Anniversary Celebration of Talking Books: An Intergenerational Event  Rock Island, Illinois - Childhood memories last a lifetime. A program at the Rock Island Public Library in downtown Rock Island is designed to help the memories last longer.  The Rock Island Public Library, in cooperation with the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center, will host a multi-generational program designed to capture the imaginations of 8- to 80-year-olds on Thursday, July 20 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Rock Island Public Library, 401-19th Street, Rock Island, IL