Upcoming events



Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Aug. 20 at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 10th and Iowa streets. Confessions begin at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:40 p.m. and Mass at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome.


Clinton — The Pregnancy Center will be presenting a free, one-hour workshop for parents, grandparents, teachers and mentors of children and youths on Thursday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m.  A variety of educational resources will be presented and discussed to educate and equip individuals to combat negative cultural influences encouraging early sexual activity outside of marriage.  This event is open to the public; all interested in attending should RSVP to Nancy Lincoln at nancy@pregnancycenterclinton.org or call The Pregnancy Center’s office at (563) 242-6628. 


Wheatland — A daylong event, “Are There Ghettos in Our Parishes?” will take place at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat near Wheatland Thursday, Sept. 2, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fee is $15, which includes lunch. Target audience is all who are concerned about cultural sensitivity and diversity. To register, contact Barbara Gross at (563) 336-8414 or olpretreat@gmail.com.


Davenport — The St. Alphonsus Parish festival will take place Saturday, Aug. 28, from 5-9 p.m. at Birchwood and Boies Ave. A pork loin dinner will be served for $6 from 5-7:30 p.m. There will also be a concession stand, children’s and adults’ games, inflatables, a huge raffle, country store and entertainment. Everyone is invited.

Iowa City — There will be a benefit breakfast and silent auction for Mary Jo Loria on Sunday, Aug. 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Patrick Church. Loria was diagnosed with ALS three-and-a-half years ago. Money raised will be used to purchase a new wheelchair and a wheelchair-accessible van.

Newton — A historic Sacred Heart Cemetery walk is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 29, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. People are asked to meet at the Jasper County Museum.

Polishville — An annual bazaar will take place at the Polishville Community Center Aug. 15. Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu includes Swiss steak or roast turkey with all the trimmings, beverages and dessert. Bingo is slated from noon to 1:30 p.m., and a raffle will take place at 2:15 p.m. Four donated, bed-size quilts, cash prizes and gift certificates will be raffled off. Six new, hand-quilted wall hangings will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Polishville is located 12 miles northeast of Fairfield and five miles south of Brighton. For more information, call Bill Peck at (319) 694-3495.

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