LECTURES

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Birding on the Mississippi with Dick Sayles

a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action; participants tour the Mississippi River aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi while experts narrate; headsets provided; $15; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

World War II Continuation Lecture

a rescheduled presentation of a lecture postponed from May due to Governor’s Stay-At-Home order; learn about the fall of Berlin and Victory in Europe (VE) Day from an Army Sustainment Command historian; for ages 18 & up; registration required due to capacity and distancing requirements; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch. For more info visit rockislandlibrary.org.

Birding on the Mississippi with Dick Sayles

a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action; participants tour the Mississippi River aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi while experts narrate; headsets provided; $15; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, July 9, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Sylvan Island Area: History, Recreation, and Sustainability with Dr. Norm Moline

meet at Sylvan Island's bridge entrance in Moline for a Riverine Walk hosted by River Action; $6; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Mind Control: How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During the Pandemic

a Zoom presentation on how to move forward mentally and learn secrets to long-term success and survival; topics will include goal setting for personal success, using peer and natural supports, the Carol Center, and how to keep your spirits up and keep going; COVID-19 has affected us all mentally and we could all learn how to cope; presented by staff from Vera French Mental Health Center; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Mind Control: How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During the Pandemic. Price: $0. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Sylvan Island Area: History, Recreation, and Sustainability with Dr. Norm Moline

meet at Sylvan Island's bridge entrance in Moline for a Riverine Walk hosted by River Action; $6; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: River Action. Saturday, July 18, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Col. Davenport and Early Settlement with Gena Schantz

a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action; participants tour the Mississippi River aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi while experts narrate; headsets provided; $15; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

The Center of Black Hawk's Universe: History and Archaeology at the Mouth of the Rock River with Ferrel Anderson

meet at the Watch Tower Lodge's west parking lot for a Riverine Walk hosted by River Action; $6; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Col. Davenport and Early Settlement with Gena Schantz

a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action; participants tour the Mississippi River aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi while experts narrate; headsets provided; $15; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, July 23, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

The Center of Black Hawk's Universe: History and Archaeology at the Mouth of the Rock River with Ferrel Anderson

meet at the Watch Tower Lodge's west parking lot for a Riverine Walk hosted by River Action; $6; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: River Action. Saturday, July 25, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Beiderbecke and Bellson with Josh Duffee

a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action; participants tour the Mississippi River aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi while experts narrate; headsets provided; $15; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Davenport Compost

meet at 2707 Railroad Ave. in Davenport for a Riverine Walk hosted by River Action; $6; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Beiderbecke and Bellson with Josh Duffee

a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action; participants tour the Mississippi River aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi while experts narrate; headsets provided; $15; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, July 30, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Davenport Compost

meet at 2707 Railroad Ave. in Davenport for a Riverine Walk hosted by River Action; $6; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: River Action. Saturday, August 1, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

River Landscape Mosaic with Dr. Reuben Heine and Dr. Norm Moline

a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action; participants tour the Mississippi River aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi while experts narrate; headsets provided; $15; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

River Landscape Mosaic with Dr. Reuben Heine and Dr. Norm Moline

a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action; participants tour the Mississippi River aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi while experts narrate; headsets provided; $15; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, August 6, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Development in QC with Bill Ashton

a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action; participants tour the Mississippi River aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi while experts narrate; headsets provided; $15; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Dropping of the Atomic Bomb and VJ Day

commemorate the 75th Anniversary of World War II in this presentation by Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Dropping of the Atomic Bomb and VJ Day

commemorate the 75th Anniversary of World War II in this presentation by Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

After the Flood: Building for the Future with Denise Browning

meet at Rock Island's Sunset Marina office for a Riverine Walk hosted by River Action; $6; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Development in QC with Bill Ashton

a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action; participants tour the Mississippi River aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi while experts narrate; headsets provided; $15; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Virtual Conference: Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit

a full-day business conference geared to engaging immigrants, minorities, and businesses looking to attract diversity; the conference features workshops geared to helping small business development; this year, workshop sessions will include three tracks: 1) Starting a business during COVID-19 time; 2) Pivoting and strengthening your business, 3) Closing out and selling your business; additionally, the event will recognize immigrant entrepreneurs and immigrant-owned business, and will have networking and business resources; $15. Friday, August 14, 2020, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.iesusa.org.

After the Flood: Building for the Future with Denise Browning

meet at Rock Island's Sunset Marina office for a Riverine Walk hosted by River Action; $6; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: River Action. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Operations and Maintenance of the Nation's Waterways with Anthony Heddlesten

a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action; participants tour the Mississippi River aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi while experts narrate; headsets provided; $15; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Saving a Life: Caring for Trees with Arborist John Vance

meet at Davenport's lower Lindsay Park for a Riverine Walk hosted by River Action; $6; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Operations and Maintenance of the Nation's Waterways with Anthony Heddlesten

a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action; participants tour the Mississippi River aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi while experts narrate; headsets provided; $15; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Saving a Life: Caring for Trees with Arborist John Vance

meet at Davenport's lower Lindsay Park for a Riverine Walk hosted by River Action; $6; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: River Action. Saturday, August 22, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Asian Carp with Jeremiah Haas

a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action; participants tour the Mississippi River aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi while experts narrate; headsets provided; $15; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Downtown Rock Island: The Past Is the Future with Miles Brainard

meet at Rock Island's Schwiebert Riverfront Park stage for a Riverine Walk hosted by River Action; $6; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Asian Carp with Jeremiah Haas

a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action; participants tour the Mississippi River aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi while experts narrate; headsets provided; $15; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, August 27, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Intimate Conversations: Amy Robach

presentation with ABC’s “20/20” co-anchor Amy Robach hosted by Gilda’s Club Quad Cities; $55 general admission includes plated lunch and dessert; $100 VIP admission includes a luncheon ticket as well as the opportunity to mingle with Amy and have your photo taken by a professional photographer; $800 includes 8 luncheon tickets and 8 complimentary drink tickets at Meet & Greet. Venue: Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center. Friday, August 28, 2020, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center. For more info visit www.gildasclubqc.org.

Downtown Rock Island: The Past Is the Future with Miles Brainard

meet at Rock Island's Schwiebert Riverfront Park stage for a Riverine Walk hosted by River Action; $6; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Venue: River Action. Saturday, August 29, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit www.riveraction.org.

Post-War Reconstruction and the Shaping of the Post-War World

commemorate the 75th Anniversary of World War II in this presentation by Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Post-War Reconstruction and the Shaping of the Post-War World

commemorate the 75th Anniversary of World War II in this presentation by Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.