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Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be open April 23. Bruce Brockway will present “Feeding the Spirit” in the Notre Dame cafeteria from 6:45-8 p.m.
Davenport —All high school juniors and their families are invited to discover the advantages — and affordability — of a private college education. St. Ambrose University “Junior Preview Day” includes a campus tour and information about admissions and financial aid. The next Junior Preview Day is Friday, April 25. To schedule a visit or for more information, call (563) 333-6300 or (800) 383-2627, or go to www.sau.edu/visit.
Davenport – St. Ambrose University invites students entering seventh or eighth grade to Health Careers Adventure Camp July 21-25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Local health care facilities and fitness agencies will help students explore various health professions. Cost is $200 until July 1 and $225 after July 1. Scholarships are available. For more information, call Anne Lansing at (563) 333-6128 or lansingannem@sau.edu.
Davenport — As part of the 41st annual ILLOWA Psychology conference, “Suicide: In­ter­vention, Preven­tion, Postvention, and the College Student Reasons for Living Inventory” will be presented by Dr. John Westenfeld, professor of counseling psychology, University of Iowa. The presentation is Saturday, April 26 from 1-2 p.m. in the Galvin Fine Arts Center at St. Ambrose University. For more information, email AndersonRobinA@sau.edu.
Davenport — Couple to Couple League invites you to attend a series of classes on Natural Family Planning to learn a method that is natural and safe, 99 percent effective, and morally acceptable. Classes start at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 18 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish. For more information and to register go to http://www. ccli.org. For ques­tions call or e-mail Beth or Al Budelier at (563)324-7040, elizabethimel@yahoo.com.
Burlington — Joy of Forgiveness retreat will be held May 3 at St. Paul Church Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sandy Hoenig, a certified counselor and conflict resolution facilitator, will lead the retreat. Lunch will be served. Cost is $10. Registration deadline is April 28. Mail names and phone numbers of registrants to Joy of Forgiveness, P.O. Box 415, West Burlington, IA 52655. Include a check payable to Adult Faith Formation.
Bettendorf — A trivia night to benefit the upcoming medical ministry international mission trip to Arequipa, Peru, will be held May 3 in the Lourdes Catholic School gym. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person with tables of 8. Soft drinks and treats available for purchase or bring your own drinks and food. To reserve a table, contact Cathy at (563) 332-6273 or email cgthennes@gmail.com.
Clinton — What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. Together they attempted to make zero impact on the environment while living right in the heart of Manhattan, and this is the sensational, funny, and consciousness-raising story of how they did it. View the “No Impact Man” official trailer April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at The Canticle, 843 13th Avenue North. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Clinton Franciscan Center for Active Nonviolence and Peacemaking.
Clinton – The Preg­nancy Center invites people to a Walk for Life on April 26 beginning at the band shell on the Riverfront. Regis­tra­tion starts at 8:15 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9 a.m. You may also register online at www.pregnancycenterclinton.org. For more information, call the center at (563) 242-6628.
Davenport – Assumption High School’s April Knight gala and auction is April 25. Grand-prize raffle tickets cost $99 and will be drawn April 25 for prizes up to $25,000. Download tickets at assumptionhigh.org.
Davenport – Hu­mil­ity of Mary Housing, Inc. is starting its 25th year of hosting one of the largest indoor “garage sales” in the area to benefit single parents and their children in a program that takes them from homelessness to hopefulness. The spring semi-annual benefit sale will be Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3805 Mississippi Ave., the office and donation center for Humility of Mary Housing. Donations can be dropped off at the same address, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., through May 9.
Davenport — Five members of the St. Ambrose Art Depart­ment faculty are sharing their work in the latest Catich Gallery Show, April 9-25. “Show, and Tell …” will feature the work of Associate Professor Kathryn Ander­son, Assistant Pro­fessor Clea Felien, Assistant Professor Joseph Lappie, Assis­tant Professor Renee Meyer Ernst and Pro­fessor and Chair, Kristin Quinn. The exhibition will include digital photo illustrations, paintings, book arts and digital collages. The gallery is located in the Galvin Fine Arts Center on Gaines Street between Locust and Lombard. For more information, contact Leslie Gross­man at (563) 333-6444 or catich@sau.edu.
LeClaire – Our Lady of the River Parish will hold its third annual trivia night May 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 28200 226 Street Place. The event will benefit the parish hall remodeling project. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the Cinco de Mayo-themed event. Details: 10 questions for 10 rounds; taco boats, chips and cheese, snacks and drinks for sale; each team may bring its own food, beer, wine and soda; eight to 10 people per team (ages 12 and up); $10 per person; door prizes; 50/50, and mulligans for sale. Money will be awarded to first- and second-place teams. Contact Janice at (563) 289-3232 or tjvrom@
gmail.com to reserve a table.
LeClaire — Our Lady of the River Parish will host a Good Friday Fish Fry after the 6 p.m. Mass. Free-will donation.
Mount Pleasant – Irish tenor Mark Forrest will perform, with pianist John Paul Kaplan, May 9 at 7 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 607 S. Jackson St. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. The evening will feature traditional music, Irish songs and Broadway hits. For ticket information, call the parish office: (319) 385-8410, or go to: stalphonsus@windstream.net.
North English – St. Joseph Parish’s Altar & Rosary will hold a salad luncheon May 1 at 11 a.m. at the church. Entertainment is by Clarence and Dorothy Havercamp (the Hat People). There is no charge.
Wilton – St. Mary Parish’s spring ham and turkey dinner is April 27 from noon to 3 p.m. at the parish hall. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-10 and free for children 4 and younger. There will also be a country store with crafts, grab bags and homemade goods.

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