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Feeding Backyard Wildlife

join Becky Baugh, a naturalist from the Wapsi River Education Center to learn about feeding backyard wildlife and the Global Great Backyard Bird Count; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Feeding Backyard Wildlife. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Monday, February 6, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Basic Poll Watching

learn what a Poll Watcher does in the polling Center; join us via Zoom for the answers and more; for information, call 309-377-1776. Event Title: Basic Poll Watching. Venue: Illinois Freedom Alliance. Monday, February 6, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Illinois Freedom Alliance. For more info visit www.illinoisfreedomalliance.us.

We’ve Been Sneaking Into Your Brains

Max Stossel, founder and CEO of Social Awakening, youth and education advisor for the Center for Humane Technology (CHT), and award-winning poet and filmmaker, will deliver the Spring 2023 Michael Lester Wendt Character Lecture; over the past five years, Stossel has spoken with more than 100,000 students, parents, and educators around the world about social media’s impact on our lives and has created resources for all ages to help manage that impact; the lecture is presented by UD’s Wendt Character Initiative as part of its mission to promote a campus culture of excellent moral character and purposeful lives; free; for information, contact the Wendt Character Initiative at 563-589-3440 or wendt@dbq.edu. Event Title: We’ve Been Sneaking Into Your Brains. Venue: John & Alice Butler Hall - University of Dubuque Heritage Center. Monday, February 6, 2023, 7:00 PM. John & Alice Butler Hall - University of Dubuque Heritage Center. For more info visit www.dbq.edu.

SCORE- Starting Your Journey!

join SCORE volunteer mentors for an interactive workshop on starting your business journey; this is the first in a series, but you can attend any or all of the workshops; includes a self assessment on where you are on your business journey, and the opportunity to talk with mentors and other entrepreneurs; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Event Title: SCORE- Starting Your Journey! Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

A Down to Earth Spirituality

led by Rev. Dr. Charles Knicker; enhance your spirituality through concrete practices that will bring you comfort; $20; for information and to register, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: A Down to Earth Spirituality. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

History... In Person! with Brian "Fox" Ellis: Walt Whitman's Lincoln

Fox recreates a program Whitman delivered on the life and death of Lincoln woven with his Civil War poems and recollections of their misty morning encounter during the war; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Event Title: History... In Person! with Brian "Fox" Ellis: Walt Whitman's Lincoln. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

How Your Company Benefits from Employee Retention Tax Credit

this webinar will discuss what ERTC looks like in 2023, including eligibility qualifications for businesses, how to calculate credits and other general ERTC guidelines; during this presentation, Honkamp tax manager Derek Pillers will also answer common ERTC questions, define key terms and give attendees a greater understanding of what ERTC could mean for their business. Event Title: How Your Company Benefits from Employee Retention Tax Credit. Thursday, February 9, 2023, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit member.quadcitieschamber.com.

Balancing the Account: Shifting Public Perception of Native Americans from Deficits to Values with Dr. Jane Simonson

presented by Simonsen, Professor of History at Augustana College; this talk will explore the historical roots of narratives about Native people and nations that non-Natives still rely on, and consider what kinds of initiatives can change the conversation around Native histories, communities, cultures, and values; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Event Title: Balancing the Account: Shifting Public Perception of Native Americans from Deficits to Values with Dr. Jane Simonson. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Thursday, February 9, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Unbreakable: Celebrating Atoot and Youth Empowerment

hear from Sarah Van Vooren, co-founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization Attot (translated as "Unbreakable") as she shares how Atoot teaches soccer to girls as a catalyst for empowerment and holistic youth development; for information, call 563-326-7804. Event Title: Unbreakable: Celebrating Atoot and Youth Empowerment. Venue: Figge Art Museum. Thursday, February 9, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Figge Art Museum. For more info visit figgeartmuseum.org.

Why, Black History?: Community Conversations

on Saturdays; participants can expect to learn and discuss in a group setting; today's conversation will be facilitated by Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Walls & friends; this event is open to everyone but is best suited for participants aged 10 through adulthood; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Event Title: Why, Black History?: Community Conversations. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Saturday, February 11, 2023, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Sol Butler: The Greatest Athlete You've Never Heard of

a riveting presentation from local author David Sebben on his new book on the life of 1915 Rock Island high School Graduate Sol Butler; an accomplished athlete, Butler played for the Rock Island Independents football team and competed in the long jump in the 1920 Olympic games; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Event Title: Sol Butler: The Greatest Athlete You've Never Heard of. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Saturday, February 11, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

A Room Full of Angels

led by Rev. Dr. Carol Vaccariello; angels are with us and are waiting for your invitation to be a part of your life; $20; for information and to register, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: A Room Full of Angels. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Monday, February 13, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Advanced Poll Watching

this is a follow up to Basic Poll Watching on February 6; discussion includes Incident Reports, Provisional Voting, and opportunity to ask questions; we strongly recommend taking our Basic Poll Watching training prior to this class; for information, call 309-377-1776. Event Title: Advanced Poll Watching. Venue: Illinois Freedom Alliance. Monday, February 13, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Illinois Freedom Alliance. For more info visit www.illinoisfreedomalliance.us.

The Bible and LGBTQ Relationships

learn how the Bible makes clear that LQBTQ people are fully included in God's love and that there is nothing sinful in their loving relationships; presented by Pastor Rev. Rich Hendricks; for information, contact him at richdhendricks@msn.com or 563-940-9630. Event Title: The Bible and LGBTQ Relationships. Venue: Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities. Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities.

Evolutionary Dancer Presentation

led by Carol Kilby; explore with Carol what she believes to be emerging at this time, an Evolutionary Spirituality; $20; for information and to register, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: Evolutionary Dancer Presentation. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Lincoln & Hoover: Comparisons & Contrasts

a virtual presentation in the 3rd Thursday at Hoover’s Presidential Library & Museum series; this talk will examine the lives of Abraham Lincoln and Herbert Hoover highlighting the profound influence that the Sixteenth President had upon the thinking of the Thirty-First President; presented by Dr. Thomas Schwartz, director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Lincoln & Hoover: Comparisons & Contrasts. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Thursday, February 16, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Lincoln & Hoover: Comparisons & Contrasts

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum Director Dr. Thomas Schwartz looks into the lives and similarities of these two great presidents; sponsored by the Hoover Presidential Foundation and LeClaire Library; free; for information, call 563-289-6007 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov. Event Title: Lincoln & Hoover: Comparisons & Contrasts. Venue: LeClaire Community Library. Thursday, February 16, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. LeClaire Community Library. For more info visit www.leclaireiowa.gov.

The A.W.E. Project: Reinventing Education - Reinventing the Human

Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox lays out his basic educational philosophy and presents a revolution in education in the process; $20; for information and to register, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: The A.W.E. Project: Reinventing Education - Reinventing the Human. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Thursday, February 16, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Why, Black History?: Community Conversations

on Saturdays; participants can expect to learn and discuss in a group setting; today's conversation will be facilitated by Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Walls & friends; this event is open to everyone but is best suited for participants aged 10 through adulthood; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Event Title: Why, Black History?: Community Conversations. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Saturday, February 18, 2023, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

An Afternoon with Joy Reid

Reid is a political analyst at MSNBC and host of The ReidOut; she is a New York Times best-selling author, and also co-hosts a podcast: Reid This-Reid That with veteran TV journalist Jacque Reid.; her columns have appeared in multiple outlets including the New York Times, The Guardian, The Miami Herald, New York Magazine, and The Daily Beast; free; for tickets and information, call 319-355-1160. Event Title: An Afternoon with Joy Reid. Venue: Hancher Auditorium. Sunday, February 19, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Hancher Auditorium. For more info visit hancher.uiowa.edu.

The Bible and LGBTQ Relationships

a Zoom presentation; learn how the Bible makes clear that LQBTQ people are fully included in God's love and that there is nothing sinful in their loving relationships; presented by Pastor Rev. Rich Hendricks; for information, contact him at richdhendricks@msn.com or 563-940-9630. Event Title: The Bible and LGBTQ Relationships. Venue: Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities. Monday, February 20, 2023. Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities.

Pathways to the Divine: Roman Catholic

led by Bishop Thomas Zinkula; explore the core and depth of one of the world's religions; while we honor the differences among faiths, it is time to emphasize our similarities; free-will offering appreciated; for information and to register, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: Pathways to the Divine: Roman Catholic. Venue: Sacred Heart Cathedral. Monday, February 20, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sacred Heart Cathedral. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Preservation Workshop: Tips for Displaying Historical Materials

join us in learning how to practically care for and preserve materials at home with tips and tricks from the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center staff; each workshop will showcase different techniques and share applicable knowledge on creating tools and demonstrating methods of preservation for photographs, letters, books, and more; in this month's Preservation Workshop, we will discuss the best ways for displaying historical materials and family heirlooms; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Preservation Workshop: Tips for Displaying Historical Materials. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About College Planning

presented by Heidi Huiskamp Collins in the in the Galve Rooms; the event is open to any Quad City area parents, guardians, students, educators, and counselors who want to learn more about the best way to save for college; free; for information, contact Monta Ponsetto, Executive Director of the Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation, at 309-581-2154 or monta.ponsetto@rimsd41.org. Event Title: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About College Planning. Venue: Gerber Center, Augustana College. Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Gerber Center, Augustana College. For more info visit www.rimef.org.

Healthy Eating with Pantry Staples

free; tune in to another presentation to the Buy. Eat. Live Healthy nutrition education program that is brought to you by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; the nutrition educator will cover the latest dietary and physical-activity guidelines for Americans; you will leave with useful tips how to prepare dried beans and lentils and incorporate canned foods to provide a healthy meal, save time and money in the kitchen; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Healthy Eating with Pantry Staples. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

God Does Extraordinary Things Through Ordinary People

led by Mary Potter Kenyon; hear the amazing stories of people who have overcome great circumstances in their lives to show that God is with us; $20; for information and to register, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: God Does Extraordinary Things Through Ordinary People. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Retain the Rain

the "Retain the Rain" kiosk, an interactive, touchscreen exhibit about storm water runoff and eight ways to mitigate its effects, will be at the library in February and March; a representative of River Action, Inc. will be joining us to discuss the kiosk; free; for information, call 563-289-6007 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov. Event Title: Retain the Rain. Venue: LeClaire Community Library. Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. LeClaire Community Library. For more info visit www.leclaireiowa.gov.

Birth of the Computer: The John Atanasoff Story

a discussion of John Atanasoff's invention of the electronic digital computer and his breakthrough discoveries made here in our community; also featuring a screening of the documentary "Atanasoff: Father of the Computer" introduced by filmmaker Kelly Rundle for TFFA: Truth First Film Alliance; with an introduction by Kai Swanson and presentations by Iowa State University's Dr. Ashfaq Khohar, Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Scott Press managing editor Mark Ridolfi, and Augustana College IT manager Shawn Beattie; sponsored by Augustana and the Davenport and Rock Island Public Libraries. Event Title: Birth of the Computer: The John Atanasoff Story. Venue: Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College. Thursday, February 23, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College. For more info visit www.augustana.edu.

A Mini Medical School Program: Combatting Cancer with Vitamin C

hosted by the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; this immersive program is designed to provide interactive experiences coupled with an engaging lecture in layman’s terms breaking down cutting-edge research and biomedical discoveries at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; physician scientists at the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center are on the brink of delivering a more effective treatment for the deadliest cancers; from the lab bench to the patient’s bedside, the team is testing the effectiveness of adding high-dose intravenous (IV) vitamin C to standard cancer treatments for three of the deadliest cancers affecting Americans; hear from Drs. Bryan Allen and Joseph Cullen about how the University of Iowa has pioneered research through scientific discovery and multiple cancer clinical trials to take this new cancer treatment from the lab to the clinic and what this means for Iowans; space is limited, registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis;… Event Title: A Mini Medical School Program: Combatting Cancer with Vitamin C. Venue: Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center. Thursday, February 23, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Resume Building

join us for a Job Searching Skills presentation led by Angela Striegel from Black Hawk College; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Event Title: Resume Building. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Thursday, February 23, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Every Day is Earth Day!

led by area experts; we do not inherit Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children; $35 includes lunch; for information and to register, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: Every Day is Earth Day! Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Saturday, February 25, 2023, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Why, Black History?: Community Conversations

on Saturdays; participants can expect to learn and discuss in a group setting; today's conversation will be facilitated by Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Walls & friends; this event is open to everyone but is best suited for participants aged 10 through adulthood; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Event Title: Why, Black History?: Community Conversations. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Saturday, February 25, 2023, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

"What Was in the Water in Davenport?": The Story of Three Davenport Writers

Marcia Noe's presentation deals with the fertile cultural environment in Davenport that gave rise to eight of its citizens who became published writers, two of them Pulitzer Prize winners, all born between 1850 and 1887; it focuses on the three Davenport writers - Floyd Dell, George Cram Cook, and Susan Glaspell - who became members of the Provincetown Players, the little theatre group with which Nobel Laureate Eugene O'Neill was affiliated; Noe teaches courses in American literature and women's studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and is the author of "Three Midwestern Playwrights: How Floyd Dell, George Cram Cook, and Susan Glaspell Transformed American Theatre," "Susan Glaspell: Voice from the Heartland," and more than 20 other publications on Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Glaspell; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: "What Was in the Water in Davenport?": The Story of Three Davenport Writers. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Saturday, February 25, 2023, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Stories from Around the World

presented by the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities; Dr. Duk Kim, professor of political science and Dr. Jim Baumann, St. Ambrose University and their students will share their faculty-led study abroad experiences; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Event Title: Stories from Around the World. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.wacqc.org.

Evangelization: Living Faith with Joy and Intentionality the Other 167 Hours Per Week

led by Patrick Schmadeke; this retreat will leave you better equipped to live faith more intentionally in daily life and in your relationships; $35 includes lunch; for information and to register, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: Evangelization: Living Faith with Joy and Intentionality the Other 167 Hours Per Week. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Saturday, March 4, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Why, Black History?: Community Conversations

on Saturdays; participants can expect to learn and discuss in a group setting; today's conversation will be facilitated by Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Walls & friends; this event is open to everyone but is best suited for participants aged 10 through adulthood; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Event Title: Why, Black History?: Community Conversations. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Saturday, March 4, 2023, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society: Bring and Share with Mike Thomas

we’ll spend a brief time looking at some of the ways to share a story about an ancestor or about a memento; then we’ll give you some time to organize your thoughts, maybe jot down some ideas; finally, we’ll spend time taking turns and sharing about that ancestor, their possession, or the genealogy research tip you have; one person, object, or tip at a time; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society: Bring and Share with Mike Thomas. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Saturday, March 4, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Walking with Holy Women on the Lenten Journey

led by Mary Pedersen, D. Min; the Lenten Journey, the journey of life, is filled with challenges and hardship; this retreat will help women gain strength and joy on the journey; $35 includes lunch; for information and to register, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: Walking with Holy Women on the Lenten Journey. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Sunday, March 5, 2023, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

WOWs & Riveters: Women Workers at Rock Island Arsenal.

join the Army Sustainment Command Historians as they explore the history of the Rock Island Arsenal, the US Military, and the Quad Cities; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Event Title: WOWs & Riveters: Women Workers at Rock Island Arsenal. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

WOW’s & Riveters: Women Workers at Rock Island Arsenal

join Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal, and the Army Sustainment Command History Office in exploring the history of the Rock Island Arsenal and American military conflicts throughout the years; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: WOW’s & Riveters: Women Workers at Rock Island Arsenal. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

How To Fix It: Household Wiring

Learn some home electrical repairs with staff from K&K Hardware; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Event Title: How To Fix It: Household Wiring. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Community Connections - Gladys Black: The Legacy of Iowa's Bird Lady

learn some home electrical repairs with staff from K&K Hardware; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Event Title: Community Connections - Gladys Black: The Legacy of Iowa's Bird Lady. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Thursday, March 9, 2023, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

The Joy of Forgiveness

led by Sandy Hoenig; forgiving is the only way to stop the pain and bring hope to the future; $35 includes lunch; for information and to register, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: The Joy of Forgiveness. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Friday, March 10, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Act of Power

led by Kathleen Collins; explore what is it you've always wanted to do but didn't know how to start; $35 includes lunch; for information and to register, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: Act of Power. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

The Reinvention of Work: A New Vision of Livelihood for Our Time

led by Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox, who draws on a rich legacy of great mystics and philosophers East and West in laying out a profound spirituality of work in this bold call for the revitalization of daily work; $20; for information and to register, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: The Reinvention of Work: A New Vision of Livelihood for Our Time. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Thursday, March 16, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Pathways to the Divine - Protestant: Lutheran

led by Rev. Peter Pettit and Rev. Max Franks; explore the core and depth of one of the world's religions; while we honor the differences among faiths, it is time to emphasize our similarities; free-will offering appreciated; for information and to register, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: Pathways to the Divine - Protestant: Lutheran. Venue: St. Paul Lutheran Church - Davenport. Monday, March 20, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. St. Paul Lutheran Church - Davenport. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Healing Oils of the Bible

led by Dixie Shaff; participants will sample the essential oils which are believed to provide spiritual, mental, emotional and physical blessings; $35 includes lunch; for information and to register, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: Healing Oils of the Bible. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

God Does Extraordinary Things Through Ordinary People

led by Kelly Ann Seastrand; hear the amazing stories of people who have overcome great circumstances in their lives to show that God is with us; $20; for information and to register, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: God Does Extraordinary Things Through Ordinary People. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Thursday, March 23, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

QC Food Pantry

presented by the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities; free; for information, call 563-344-4177. Event Title: QC Food Pantry. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.wacqc.org.

Sacred Grace of Aging

led by Sr. Kathleen Sadler, OSF; find grace, blessings, wisdom, excitement, meaning, growth, and maturity in the aging process; $35 includes lunch; for information and to register, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: Sacred Grace of Aging. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

James Carville and Mary Matalin

James “The Ragin’ Cajun” Carville is America’s best-known political consultants; Mary Matalin is one of the most celebrated and popular conservative voices in America; hear this New Orleans-based married couple give the spring 2023 Levitt Lecture as moderated by IPR's Ben Kieffer; free; for tickets and information, call 319-355-1160. Event Title: James Carville and Mary Matalin. Venue: Hancher Auditorium. Saturday, April 1, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Hancher Auditorium. For more info visit hancher.uiowa.edu.

QC World Cultures Festival

presented by the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities; free; for information, call 563-344-4177. Event Title: QC World Cultures Festival. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Sunday, April 2, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.wacqc.org.

Waste Commission of Scott County

presented by the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities; free; for information, call 563-344-4177. Event Title: Waste Commission of Scott County. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.wacqc.org.