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Virtual Presentation -- Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in the Younger Generation

a virtual presentation by speaker and author Mark C. Perna; for information, contact Jennifer Boyd at boydje@mail.davenport.k12.ia.us or 563-336-7448. Event Title: Virtual Presentation -- Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in the Younger Generation. Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit us02web.zoom.us.

Virtual Presentation: Where Are the Summer Jobs?

join Susan Zelnio, Moline Foundation Workforce Development Program Director, to learn about places that can use some help during the season and possibly beyond; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: Where Are the Summer Jobs? Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Virtual Presentation -- John Coltrane and the 1960s

a presentation in the series "United We Swing: Jazz and American History"; free; for information, call 319-335-1158. Event Title: Virtual Presentation -- John Coltrane and the 1960s. Venue: Hancher Auditorium. Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Hancher Auditorium. For more info visit hancher.uiowa.edu.

Virtual Presentation: Journeying Through the American Indian Way of Life

join RVDL and internationally-published award-winning Ojibwa author and speaker, Kim Sigafus for this virtual program about the American Indian way of life as it once was; learn the history of the tribes that inhabited Illinois, as well as the history of the Trail of Tears as it pertains to those tribes; discover what a typical day in the life of a Native in the early 1800’s looks like; Native harvest, music, courting, marriage, and more will be discussed, with a Q&A session at the end; free; for more information or to sign up, please call the library at 309-523-3440. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: Journeying Through the American Indian Way of Life. Venue: River Valley District Library. Friday, April 23, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. River Valley District Library. For more info visit www.rivervalleylibrary.org.

Virtual Presentation: Feel More Like You

free webinar with Walgreens Pharmacists Steven Donnelly, Pharm. D, Tom Truong, Pharm D. and Beauty Area Expert Greta Kukay; learn about the free service provided at more than 3,000 Walgreens stores nationwide featuring pharmacists and beauty consultants specially trained to help people better manage internal and visible side effects from cancer treatment; the first 20 people to RSVP and attend will receive a FREE bag of goodies including skin care products from Walgreens; for information, call 563-326-7504. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: Feel More Like You. Venue: Gilda's Club Quad Cities. Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Gilda's Club Quad Cities. For more info visit gcqc.gnosishosting.net.

Virtual Presentation: Cultural Difference and Advertising Themes

with presenter Dr. Myungjin Chung, a professor of Marketing at St. Ambrose University; she will discuss how individuals perceive stimuli differently for numerous reasons; viewers will learn about how cultures influence in forming individual’s perceptions, beliefs, and persuasion in advertising and consumer behavior; hosted by the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities; passcode 066681. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: Cultural Difference and Advertising Themes. Venue: St. Ambrose University. Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. St. Ambrose University. For more info visit us02web.zoom.us.

Virtual Presentation: Cultural Difference and Advertising Themes

with Dr. Jin Chung, Assistant Professor of Marketing, St. Ambrose University; presented by the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: Cultural Difference and Advertising Themes. Venue: St. Ambrose University. Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. St. Ambrose University. For more info visit www.wacqc.org.

Virtual Presentation: 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes

attendees will walk away with the collective knowledge of nine of the Corridor’s top executives; leaders will each have five minutes to share 10 of their best ideas and rules to live by that can be applied to any business; after the speaker presentations, attendees are encouraged to stick around for three rounds of virtual speed networking, from 9:30–10am; for information, call 319-665-6397, ext. 319. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes. Venue: Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM. Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. For more info visit www.coralvillearts.org.

Virtual Presentation -- The Democracy! Suite and Wynton Marsalis

a presentation in the series "United We Swing: Jazz and American History"; free; for information, call 319-335-1158. Event Title: Virtual Presentation -- The Democracy! Suite and Wynton Marsalis. Venue: Hancher Auditorium. Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Hancher Auditorium. For more info visit hancher.uiowa.edu.

Virtual Presentation: Understanding How Cancer Impacts Sleep and Tips for Getting a Better Sleep

Zoom presentation with Morgan Myers, OTDS from St. Ambrose University and Kelly Craft, LISW, LCSW of Gilda’s Club Quad Cities; we will discuss the importance of sleep, how cancer impacts sleep, and tips for optimizing your sleep practices; free; for information, call 563-326-7504. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: Understanding How Cancer Impacts Sleep and Tips for Getting a Better Sleep. Venue: Gilda's Club Quad Cities. Friday, April 30, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Gilda's Club Quad Cities. For more info visit gcqc.gnosishosting.net.

Virtual Presentation: Latin Hip Hop as a New Poetry

a Zoom presentation exploring the advancing poetic landscape of Latinos in the U.S.; a lively, light and fun, presentation focused on participation, discussion, and musical enjoyment; free; for information, call 309-523-3440. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: Latin Hip Hop as a New Poetry. Venue: River Valley District Library. Friday, April 30, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. River Valley District Library. For more info visit www.rivervalleylibrary.org.

Virtual Presentation: The Threat of Fake News

learn what is fake news, how can you recognize it, how is it spread, and how has it influenced events; the panel will feature Herb Trix of WVIK, Mark Ridolfi of the North Scott Press, and Alan Sivell, Journalism Professor at St. Ambrose University; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: The Threat of Fake News. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Virtual Presentation: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

review caregiver tips and strategies to respond to some common behaviors exhibited by individuals living with dementia, such as agitation, confusion, and more; we will meet on Zoom; registration is required; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Thursday, May 6, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections: Migration

a live-streamed conversation series in the "Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate" series on the leading social-justice issues of our time; each month, this series will focus on a different social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought provoking and engaging conversation; three panelists from different walks of life, including Catholic Sisters, will bring unique perspectives to each session; free. Event Title: Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections: Migration. Venue: Humility of Mary Center. Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Humility of Mary Center. For more info visit exploringintersections.org.

Virtual WWI Lecture Series: Trench Warfare

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 through a discussion of the use and effects of trench warfare; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual WWI Lecture Series: Trench Warfare. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Virtual Presentation: In Our Own Voice

this presentation provides an opportunity to hear open and honest perspectives on a highly misunderstood topic, a chance to ask leaders questions, allowing for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispelling of stereotypes and misconceptions, the understanding that people with mental health conditions have lives enriched by hopes, dreams and goals, and information on how to learn more about mental health and get involved with the mental health community; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: In Our Own Voice. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Thursday, May 13, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Raptors Along the River

a Channel Cat Talk with Dave Mucia, Scott County Conservation Naturalist; learn about birds of prey in our area; be sure to bring your kids to see a live raptor from the Wapsi River Center up close; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Raptors Along the River. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

German American Heritage

a Riverine Walk with Kory Darnell, Schützen Park Guide; learn about the role of German immigrants in the founding of the Quad Cities while exploring Schuetzen Park and its history; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: German American Heritage. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Raptors Along the River

a Channel Cat Talk with Dave Mucia, Scott County Conservation Naturalist; learn about birds of prey in our area; be sure to bring your kids to see a live raptor from the Wapsi River Center up close; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Raptors Along the River. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, June 3, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

German American Heritage

a Riverine Walk with Kory Darnell, Schützen Park Guide; learn about the role of German immigrants in the founding of the Quad Cities while exploring Schuetzen Park and its history; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: German American Heritage. Venue: River Action. Saturday, June 5, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Commercial Fishing

a Channel Cat Talk; experience a commercial fisherman's stories and how to make a living fishing the river; enjoy a wild catfish lunch after the tour; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Commercial Fishing. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections: Racial Justice

a live-streamed conversation series in the "Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate" series on the leading social-justice issues of our time; each month, this series will focus on a different social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought provoking and engaging conversation; three panelists from different walks of life, including Catholic Sisters, will bring unique perspectives to each session; free. Event Title: Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections: Racial Justice. Venue: Humility of Mary Center. Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Humility of Mary Center. For more info visit exploringintersections.org.

Wetland Banking

a Riverine Walk with Brian Ritter of Nahant Marsh; visit Nahant Marsh and learn about wetland banking and how conservation projects like the marsh can use it to fund its programs and continue its conservation mission; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Wetland Banking. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Commercial Fishing

a Channel Cat Talk; experience a commercial fisherman's stories and how to make a living fishing the river; enjoy a wild catfish lunch after the tour; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Commercial Fishing. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, June 10, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Wetland Banking

a Riverine Walk with Brian Ritter of Nahant Marsh; visit Nahant Marsh and learn about wetland banking and how conservation projects like the marsh can use it to fund its programs and continue its conservation mission; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Wetland Banking. Venue: River Action. Saturday, June 12, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

The Mississippi's Bounty

a Channel Cat Talk; Jeremiah Haas, of Exelon, demonstrates how the utility's fish hatchery operates to preserve mussels, and how mussels continue to be vital to the health of the river; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: The Mississippi's Bounty. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

The Story of the Sears Dam

a Riverine Walk; join Frank Ege in exploring the site of the Sears Dam and learn the legacy of hydropower in the Quad Cities; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: The Story of the Sears Dam. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

The Mississippi's Bounty

a Channel Cat Talk; Jeremiah Haas, of Exelon, demonstrates how the utility's fish hatchery operates to preserve mussels, and how mussels continue to be vital to the health of the river; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: The Mississippi's Bounty. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

The Story of the Sears Dam

a Riverine Walk; join Frank Ege in exploring the site of the Sears Dam and learn the legacy of hydropower in the Quad Cities; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: The Story of the Sears Dam. Venue: River Action. Saturday, June 19, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Operations & Maintenance of the Nation's Waterways

a Channel Cat Talk with Anthony Heddlesten, Civil Engineer, USACE; this trip will focus on why the lock and dam system was constructed, how it has been maintained and the ongoing repairs at Lock and Dam 15; you will experience locking through; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Operations & Maintenance of the Nation's Waterways. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

The History of the "Heights"

a Riverine Walk; this walking tour with Matt Johnston covers early settlement, Civil War and Dakota internment camps, and residential development; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: The History of the "Heights". Venue: River Action. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Operations & Maintenance of the Nation's Waterways

a Channel Cat Talk with Anthony Heddlesten, Civil Engineer, USACE; this trip will focus on why the lock and dam system was constructed, how it has been maintained and the ongoing repairs at Lock and Dam 15; you will experience locking through; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Operations & Maintenance of the Nation's Waterways. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, June 24, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

The History of the "Heights"

a Riverine Walk; this walking tour with Matt Johnston covers early settlement, Civil War and Dakota internment camps, and residential development; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: The History of the "Heights". Venue: River Action. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

The Mississippi River: Where We've Been and Where We're Going

a Channel Cat Talk; biologist Kraig McPeek provides an update on water quality, mussels, legislation affecting the river and new initiatives; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: The Mississippi River: Where We've Been and Where We're Going. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

The Mississippi River: Where We've Been and Where We're Going

a Channel Cat Talk; biologist Kraig McPeek provides an update on water quality, mussels, legislation affecting the river and new initiatives; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: The Mississippi River: Where We've Been and Where We're Going. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, July 1, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Mariachis Compiranos

a Channel Cat Talk; experience the emotion and expression of Miriachi with the talented Miriachi Compiranos as you ply the river; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Mariachis Compiranos. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Regenerative Farming Practices

a Riverine Walk; Rob Ewoldt of Ewoldt Farms discusses what farm operators are doing to preserve and protect farm land and local waterways; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Regenerative Farming Practices. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Mariachis Compiranos

a Channel Cat Talk; experience the emotion and expression of Miriachi with the talented Miriachi Compiranos as you ply the river; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Mariachis Compiranos. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, July 8, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Regenerative Farming Practices

a Riverine Walk; Rob Ewoldt of Ewoldt Farms discusses what farm operators are doing to preserve and protect farm land and local waterways; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Regenerative Farming Practices. Venue: River Action. Saturday, July 10, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Where Does All the Sand and Gravel Come From?

a Channel Cat Talk; Brian Dockery of RiverStone Group explains the construction aggregate industry, the mining sites, and the types of materials transported up and down river; find out how aggregates are the building blocks of America; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Where Does All the Sand and Gravel Come From? Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections: Ending Human Trafficking

a live-streamed conversation series in the "Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate" series on the leading social-justice issues of our time; each month, this series will focus on a different social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought provoking and engaging conversation; three panelists from different walks of life, including Catholic Sisters, will bring unique perspectives to each session; free. Event Title: Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections: Ending Human Trafficking. Venue: Humility of Mary Center. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Humility of Mary Center. For more info visit exploringintersections.org.

Saving a Life: Caring for Trees with the Arborist

a Riverine Walk; take a walk with Arborist Scott Carlson and learn about the forest around us and how we can be stewards of our urban forests; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Saving a Life: Caring for Trees with the Arborist. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Where Does All the Sand and Gravel Come From?

a Channel Cat Talk; Brian Dockery of RiverStone Group explains the construction aggregate industry, the mining sites, and the types of materials transported up and down river; find out how aggregates are the building blocks of America; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Where Does All the Sand and Gravel Come From? Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, July 15, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Saving a Life: Caring for Trees with the Arborist

a Riverine Walk; take a walk with Arborist Scott Carlson and learn about the forest around us and how we can be stewards of our urban forests; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Saving a Life: Caring for Trees with the Arborist. Venue: River Action. Saturday, July 17, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.