Upcoming events



Davenport — The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and St. Ambrose University invite the public to a free presentation Aug. 27 by a Catholic priest who is a Holocaust investigator. Father Patrick Desbois will present “The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews” from 7-8:15 p.m. at the Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose University.


Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Aug. 21 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Confessions start  at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:45 p.m. and Mass at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome.


Iowa City — Centering Prayer groups meet from 7-8 p.m. Mondays at the Mercy Hospital chapel, and from 9-11:30 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more information, call Maureen Kelley at (319) 338-8284.

Melrose — The Knights of Columbus of Albia sponsor a 24-hour adoration the first Friday of the month at St. Patrick Church in Melrose. Mass begins at 8 a.m., followed by 24 hours of adoration, and closes with benediction at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday. For more information or to sign up for an hour, call Tony Humeston at (641) 932-7709.


Davenport — A Catholic Single Mothers Support Group invites new members for prayer and discussion on positive parenting and balancing life’s demands. Mothers will meet and hear a different speaker monthly in an informal setting. To take part, call Joan at (563) 323-0175.

Donahue — The Eudist Associates of Iowa meet the second Tuesday of each month from 6-8:30 p.m. at Eagles Wings Retreat Center.  Dinner, teaching from St. John Eudes’ work and prayer will take place. For more information, call (563) 324-7263.


Brighton — The Polishville annual bazaar will take place Aug. 16. A dinner of Swiss steak or roast turkey with all the trimmings will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Bingo will be played from noon to 1:30 p.m. A raffle for four quilts and two baby quilts and a raffle for cash or gift certificates will begin at 2:15 p.m. Winners do not need to be present. To reach the bazaar, take Germanville Road five miles south of Brighton to 136th Street, then travel west 1 ¼ miles.

 Burlington — On Aug. 22, Notre Dame Schools will present dueling pianos — an all-request, sing-along, clap-along, piano comedy show. Tickets are $25 for adults and $7 for students. After Aug. 19, tickets are $35. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Show times are 4-5 p.m. for students with an adult, and 7-10 p.m. for adults only. Tickets are available in the Notre Dame business office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Davenport — The 2009 Father Ken Martin Golf Outing and Dinner will be held Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Emeis Golf Course and the Davenport Elk’s Club. Cost is $100 for golf and dinner or $35 for dinner only.  For registration, call  Jim or Diane Tiedje at (563) 391-2820, Dick Froeschle (563) 289-4663 or Matt Froeschle at (563) 343-4638.

Hills — St. Joseph Church is hosting a farmers’ market on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. Vendors may call (319) 679-2271 to reserve a space. No fee is required, but donations are appreciated.

LeClaire — The Msgr. Leo J. Feeney assembly of the Knights of Columbus will have its annnual Msgr. Leo J. Feeney/Fr. Bader steak fry  Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the River Church.  The event is $10 for assembly members. Reservations should be made to Tim Tisinger at (563) 332-8261.

Long Grove — St. Ann Parish Knights of Columbus  will serve breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 16 in the Great Hall. Menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, coffee, orange juice and milk. Cost is a good will offering to the Knights.

Mechanicsville — St. Mary Parish will host its annual ice cream social and country store Aug. 16 from 4-6:30 p.m. in the church hall. Maid-Rites, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, pie, cake, ice cream, coffee and cold drinks will be served. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children and free for children 3 and younger. All are welcome.

Muscatine — Breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. Aug. 23 in Gannon Hall. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee will be served. Cost is a $5 donation for adults, and a $3 donation for children younger than 5. Proceeds go toward sending youths to the National Catholic Youth Conference in November.

Muscatine — The display “Iowa: A State of Immigrants” will be shown at Gannon Hall Aug. 15-23. The display includes four seven-foot panels depicting the history and status of immigration nationwide and in Iowa. On Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. in Gannon Hall, immigrants from the Muscatine community will share their stories.

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