Clinton – A presentation about unmanned aerial drones will take place June 8 at 3 p.m. at the Canticle, 841 13th Ave. N. The program will feature Nobel Peace Prize nominee and author Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. Kelly, along with fellow Voices activists Brian Terrell and Maya Evans, will present information about the impact of drone warfare on thousands of innocent lives. The speakers will also discuss their upcoming walk from Rock Island, Ill. to Des Moines to raise awareness of plans to operate a drone command center at the Iowa Air National Guard facility in Des Moines.
Davenport – Eagles’ Wings Retreat Center will host the following class. From June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily is an icon workshop with iconographer Leanne Spacek. Students will write the icon “Mother of Mercy, Gate of the Dawn.” Registration is $300. To sign up, call Cyndi Jarvis at (563) 323-9945.
Moline, Ill. – The Secular Discalced Carmelite Community of St. Joseph and the Prophet Elijah invites people to join in the study of prayer in the tradition of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. The group meets on the second Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 412 10th St. For more information, call Annette at (563) 359-7052 or Donna at (563) 323-1719.
Rock Island, Ill. — The Blessed John XXIII fraternity of the Secular Franciscans meets at 2 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Trinity Hospital, 2701 17th St. For more information, call Kent Ferris in Muscatine at (563) 299-6107.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat invites people to the following events. From June 14 at 7 p.m. to June 15 at 4 p.m. is “Gospel Stories of Compassion” with John McHugh. He will explore Gospel stories involving a widow at the city gate, a woman ill for 12 years and a father whose son needs healing. Fee: $100. From June 14 at 7 p.m. to June 20 at 10 a.m. is “A Week in Retreat.” Begin the week with reflection on the Gospel stories of compassion and continue your own reflection or sharing with a guide. Spiritual direction is available for $50 a session. Fee: $375. From June 21 at 7 p.m. to June 22 at 3 p.m. is “Spiritual Pilgrimage” with Pastor Dianne Prichard. Develop a greater sensitivity to God’s presence and inspiration, learn basic spiritual disciplines, and experience ways to read Scripture. Fee: $100. To register, call (563) 336-8414 or email email@example.com.
Bettendorf — The Women’s Choice Center of the Quad-Cities will host the motorcycle Charity Ride for Life on June 8. The ride will begin and end at the Women’s Choice Center, 2711 Happy Joe Drive, with registration at 9 a.m. Destination is the Candlelight Inn in Clinton. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Choice Center. A silent auction will be held at 10 a.m. Door prize drawings will take place throughout the day. Register at www.qcride4life.org. The pre-registration fee is $30 per bike plus $10 for an additional rider. Riders may also register the day of the event for $35 per bike, plus $10 for an additional rider. For more information, call (309) 428-5729 or (563) 332-0475.
Davenport – Our Lady of Victory Parish welcomes donations of used items in good condition for its June rummage sale. Items may be dropped off at the John F. Kennedy school gymnasium on June 8-9 from noon to 3 p.m., June 10 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or June 12 from 8-10 a.m. The sale will be held at the JFK school gym on June 13-14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 15 from 8 a.m. to noon. Call Maryetta Masterson at (563) 386-9250 for more information.
Davenport — Each summer the St. Ambrose University Catich Gallery features the work of the late Father Edward Catich. This year’s show includes watercolors painted on-site from the coast of Rhode Island to the waterways of Holland to the industrial shores of the Mississippi River in Iowa. “Aquatic Art” runs through Sept. 6. The gallery is located in the Galvin Fine Arts Center and is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday (Friday hours begin Aug. 16). An opening reception will be held June 7 from 5-7 p.m.
Davenport – St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting a farewell reception June 9 for three individuals who serve the parish in different capacities and are moving on to new endeavors.
Father Tim Regan, parochial vicar, will become a chaplain at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on July 1. Two BVM Sisters — Genevieve Freund, pastoral associate, and Stasia Stafford, a religion teacher at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School who also provided academic support — are retiring. They plan to remain the in area and get involved in volunteer activities. The farewell reception will be held from 1-3 p.m. in Denning Hall.