Upcoming events



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 — Eagles’ Wings is offering a Biblical counseling class Saturday, May 17th at 9:30 a.m. on the topics of financial bondage and anger management. Cost of the class is $40; register at (563) 324-7263.



Davenport — Eagles’ Wings is hosting SWAP (Soaking With a Purpose) prayer meetings Friday, May 9 and Friday, May 23 at 7 p.m. They are also hosting a Healing Mass Tuesday, May 13 at 1 p.m.


Wheatland – Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat welcomes people to the following events. On May 4 at 5 p.m. is a Taize vigil service. Taize is an ecumenical movement draw­ing Christians of all denominations together in unified and compassionate prayer. Supper follows. Free will offering. To register: (563) 336-8414 or olpretreat@gmail.com. On May 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. is family day for celebrating mothers. Activities include lunch and jazz music. Cost is $40/family. Register at (563) 336-8414 or
olpretreat@gmail.com. Registrants are asked to submit a favorite recipe from their mother before May 6 to kathleenstorms@yahoo.com.


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. To reserve a table, contact Cathy at (563) 332-6273 or email cgthennes@gmail.com.

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 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 — St. Ambrose University is hosting a trivia night May 2 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Rogalski Center. The event will benefit SAU’s assistive technology projects for persons with disabilities in Brazil. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per person or $80 per table. Bring your own snacks; drinks are available for puchase (no outside drinks allowed). For more info or to reserve a spot, call (309) 269-6345 or email gacitizens@hotmail.com.

Dixon — St. Ambrose University opens its observatory to the public for a night of stargazing on May 3 beginning at sunset. Visitors may use the observatory’s telescopes or bring their own. The St. Ambrose Menke Observatory is located at the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center, near Dixon. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Robert Mitchell at MitchellRobertC@sau.
edu or (563) 333-6141. On the day of the event, the same number may be called for a recorded message that will either confirm the event or report a cancellation. Maps and directions are available at www.sau. edu; search for “menke.”

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.

Mount Pleasant – Irish tenor Mark Forrest will perform, “Come Walk with Me” with pianist John Paul Kaplan, May 9 at 7 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 607 S. Jackson St. He also will offer an evening of meditation “A Moment in Time” on May 12 at 7 p.m. Admission is a free will offering. Forrest has traveled the globe and started Faith and Family Foundation that supports people and families with special needs. Tickets for the May 9 event 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.
Rock Island, Ill – A fundraising event for the Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. of Daven­port will occur Sunday, May 4 at the Estab­lishment Theatre. It will feature performances by Comedy Sportz and a stand-up comedian. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and entertainment begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at (309) 786-1111.

To list an event, e-mail steele@davenportdiocese.org.

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