Metro East briefs for Jan. 30, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 29, 2013, 4:50 pm
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Meeting planned for Silvis Senior Citizens
Silvis Senior Citizens will meet at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Silvis United Methodist Church, 1301 2nd Ave., Silvis. There will be a swiss steak dinner for $7, followed by bingo. Reservations are due by Monday. Call Jean Neely at (309) 792-1545.

Colona club hosting Caring Chili Challenge
Students in theColona School Builders Club are hosting a Souper Bowl of Caring Chili Challenge from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the school gym.A freewill donation will allow you to sample a variety of chilis. There also will be abake sale, raffle items and 50-50 drawing. Proceeds will go to the Colona Township Food Pantry. Formore information, call Janna Miller at (309) 721-8823.

Trivia night will help send kids to camp
A Child Evangelism Fellowship Trivia Night will be from 6 to 9 p.m. March 1 at Glenview Middle School, 3000 7th St., East Moline. The entry fee is $10 per person. There will be a silent auction, mulligans and 50/50 drawing. Bring your own snacks. Pop and water will be available for purchase. All proceeds will help area kids attend Camp Good News this summer. For reservations, call Dawn Wassell at (309) 235-7044 or Glenda DeDoncker at (309) 721-0196.

Play bingo at the EM Library
The East Moline Public Library, 740 16th Ave., will host bingo from 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 7. It's open to anyone 18 and older. No registration is required. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call the library at (309) 755-9614.

Learn Aztec cooking at Silvis Library
The Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St., will host Aztec Cooking with Catalina from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Learn how to make mole (chocolate) sauce, arroz blanco and agua de Jamaica, a delicious drink. Reservations are required. The $3 cost must be paid by Feb. 8. For more information or to make a reservation, call (309) 755-3393.

Do some speed dating with books
The East Moline Public Library, 740 16th Ave., will host speed dating with young adult books of all genres. The first program will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12.For more information, call the library at (309) 755-9614.

Schedule a visit from the pink gorilla
Surprise your Valentine with a visit from EM, the pink gorilla, the East Moline Mainstreet's pink gorilla. For more information or to schedule a visit on Feb. 13 or 14, call (309) 281-9498.

Get your chance at winning $10,000
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy, 603 18th Ave., East Moline, is holding its third annual Mardi Gras Magic Raffle. Tickets are $100, and only 600 will be sold. Prizes range from $10,000 for first place; $5,000 for second place;three $2,500 prizes; and five $1,199 prizes.
Revenue left after prize money is awarded will go to the school building fund.
The raffle drawing will be during the Mardi Gras celebration in Cleary Hall on Feb. 9. Participants do not need to be at the event to win.
Tickets are available at the school office or by calling the office at (309) 755-9771.

Learn about boat safety at class
The USCG Auxiliary, a community service organization working in water and vessel safety, invites people interested in boating to its monthly meetings from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month.
Boating safety courses will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 5 to March 26, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 356 16th Ave., East Moline.
To register, email, or call (309) 755-3537.

Ann's seeks items for those in need
Ann's Helping Hands, 805 S. High St., Port Byron, will host a Basket Bingo fundraiser at 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Blu Shamrock in Cordova. Proceeds will go toward Easter baskets for low-income kids in the Riverdale school district.
The cost is$1 per game, with 20 games. Bring candy or small toys appropriate for the Easter baskets and receive a free bingo card.. Wear red or pink and receive a free ticket to win a Sweetheart Basket which contains a hotel stay, candy, wine and favors.
Burger baskets for $6.50 will be featured, or people can order off the menu.
Ann's also is seeking size 38-waist men's jeans, Valentine's decorations, all sizes of tennis shoes, bedrails, beds, dressers, blankets, rugs and junior clothing size 3 to 9.
Store hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call Ann at (309) 314-5226.

Quilting Club raffling themed quilts
The Quilting Club of the East Moline Library is raffling Elvis-themed, military-themed and East Moline-themed quilts. Tickets are $5 or three for $10 and are available at the library. Proceeds will go to the library foundation fund.

Learn to crochet, knit or cross-stitch
Stitching & More meets from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays (except the second Wednesday of each month) in the community room at River Valley Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron. For more information, call Bev Skelton at (309) 523-2516.

Stamping Club meets in Port Byron
Stamping Club meets from 9 to 11 a.m. the first Friday of each month at River Valley Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron.
Share your own creations, and learn new techniques. For more information, call Bev Skelton at (309) 523-2516.

Storytime returns to East Moline Library
Visit the East Moline Library on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for Storytime. The events are for all preschoolers. Read a book, make a craft and meet some new friends. For more information, call the library at (309) 755-9614.

Buy discount dining book and help library
The Friends of the East Moline Library are selling QC Dining Tour Books for a fundraiser. The books are $35 and include more than 300 coupons for local restaurants. They are available at the library.

Get dining-tour books at Colona Library
Friends of the Colona Public Library are selling Quad Cities Dining Tour Books as a fundraiser for library programs. The $35 books include more than 300 buy-one-get-one-free coupons for area restaurants. They are available at the library, 911 1st St. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call (309) 792-0548.

Take a tour of River Valley District Library
River Valley District Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron, is offering library tours at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month. People should meet at the main lobby circulation desk.
During the tour, people will learn how to become a card member of the library, how to check out materials and the rules of the library. They also will observe some activities at the library. This is an all-ages tour. For information, call the library at (309) 523-3440.

Yoga offered 2 days each week in Port Byron
River Valley District Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron, hosts yoga classes at 9 a.m. Saturdays and 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost for each class is $8. All skill levels are welcome.
For more information or to sign up, check the event calendar at or call the library at (309) 523-3440.

Christian Motorcyclists gather monthly
Quad Cities Victory Riders No. 421 of the Christian Motorcyclists Association meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month at Denny's, 2601 52nd Ave., Moline.
For more information, call Darrell and Sue Abney at (309) 949-2040.

Take a bus trip to 'South Pacific'
The Friends of the East Moline LIbrary are sponsoring a bus trip to see the show "South Pacific" on April 28 at the Lincolnshire Mariott. The cost is $100, which includes transportation, show ticket and a champagne brunch. To reserve a spot, call the library at (309) 755-9614.


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