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Virtual Presentation -- Davenport's Bucktown in 1903: "Worst Town in America"

join Jonathan Turner for a homegrown turn-of-the-century TMZ episode; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual Presentation -- Davenport's Bucktown in 1903: "Worst Town in America". Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Monday, January 25, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Virtual Presentation: Make It OK to Talk About Mental Health

with Terry Haru, Ph.D. board president of the Greater Mississippi Valley affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: Make It OK to Talk About Mental Health. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Virtual Program -- Faith, Farms and Climate: Iowa Farmers Helping Solve Our Climate Crisis

to register, e-mail olpretreat@gmail.com or call 563-336-8414. Event Title: Virtual Program -- Faith, Farms and Climate: Iowa Farmers Helping Solve Our Climate Crisis. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Virtual Presentation: Twisted Tales of the Quad Cities

Jeff Adamson of Guys in Ties will take participants on a journey through a photo buffet of weird but true QC facts; from a misplaced river, to our local connection to the JFK assassination, these are stories you have probably never heard; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: Twisted Tales of the Quad Cities. Venue: Moline Public Library. Thursday, January 28, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Virtual Presentation -- Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society: Brick Wall Breakthroughs

using actual research problems submitted by webinar attendees, professional genealogist Thomas MacEntee will walk participants through a step-by-step research methodology process to find clues and possible solutions; participants will have access to research logs, digital images, and more during and after the webinar; also included is a “habit recipe” to implement the same techniques used in the webinar on your own genealogy research; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual Presentation -- Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society: Brick Wall Breakthroughs. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Monday, February 1, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

John Deere One-Man Show via Zoom Online

Brian “Fox” Ellis, historian and author, impersonates John Deere, founder of Deere and Company, who at a private board meeting is retiring and handing the plow company to his son Charles; John Deere reflects on the history of his self-scouring plows, shares some of his personal struggles and then turns to the future and the great changes in agriculture that he foresees in the vision of his son who transforms the company and the future of farming; Ellis discusses the pros and cons of agriculture versus agribusiness, the role of technology and mechanization, the small family farm, centennial farms, and community service agriculture are discussed; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Event Title: John Deere One-Man Show via Zoom Online. Venue: Moline Public Library. Friday, February 5, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Virtual Program -- Circle of Life Series: Winter

to register, e-mail olpretreat@gmail.com or call 563-336-8414. Event Title: Virtual Program -- Circle of Life Series: Winter. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Virtual Program -- Circle of Life Series: Winter

to register, e-mail olpretreat@gmail.com or call 563-336-8414. Event Title: Virtual Program -- Circle of Life Series: Winter. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Virtual Presentation: I Have a Dream – A King’s Journey

presented by Marcus Gentry, founder and president of Marcus Gentry & Associates; this exciting dramatization is educational in focus and historical in content, and will cover highlights of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life from birth Jan. 15, 1929 until his assassination April 4, 1968; a Zoom link will be sent 24 hours in advance to all registered participants; sponsored by the Black Hawk College Student Life Office; for information, e-mail smithh@bhc.edu. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: I Have a Dream – A King’s Journey. Venue: Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus. Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus. For more info visit www.emailmeform.com.

Virtual WWI Lecture Series: Unrestricted Submarine Warfare & The Zimmermann Note

join Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal, and the Army Sustainment Command History Office in exploring the history of WWI; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual WWI Lecture Series: Unrestricted Submarine Warfare & The Zimmermann Note. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Virtual Program -- Students Telling Stories of their of Covid-19: Grieving Their Losses

to register, e-mail olpretreat@gmail.com or call 563-336-8414. Event Title: Virtual Program -- Students Telling Stories of their of Covid-19: Grieving Their Losses. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Online Day of Reflection: Let God Be God

to register, e-mail olpretreat@gmail.com or call 563-336-8414. Event Title: Online Day of Reflection: Let God be God. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Thursday, February 18, 2021, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Virtual Presentation: Wednesday Nights with Barb Arland-Fye

to register, e-mail olpretreat@gmail.com or call 563-336-8414. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: Wednesday Nights with Barb Arland-Fye. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Virtual Presentation: CHM Spirit Days

to register, e-mail olpretreat@gmail.com or call 563-336-8414. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: CHM Spirit Days. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Thursday, February 25, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

WVIK: The Power of Words featuring Michele Norris

6pm panel discussion with thought leaders and social activists, moderated by Dr. LaDrina Wilson; 7pm keynote address with Norris, Peabody Award-winning journalist, and former host of NPR's "All Things Considered". Venue: Davenport RiverCenter. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Davenport RiverCenter. For more info visit www.wvik.org.

Virtual Presentation: The Last Gasp: Opera and Epidemics

featuring Dr. Karen Wachsmuth and Emeritus Professor of Global Health Studies Dr. Christopher Squire discussing both the musical and scientific aspects of disease as portrayed in opera. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: The Last Gasp: Opera and Epidemics. Venue: Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. Thursday, April 8, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. For more info visit www.cropera.org.