Faith & Values briefs for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 15, 2013, 11:00 am
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Beat some cabin-fever blues
HILLSDALE — Hillsdale United Methodist Church, 124 N. Butzer St., will host a free "Fun Day - A chance to get out and beat the cabin fever blues," from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.
Board games, card games, dominoes, small puzzles and free bingo will be featured.
A light lunch will be provided.
For information, call 309-256-9685.

Faith art magnifies God's mercy
ROCK ISLAND — An "Art of Faith" group will present its second annual "Art of Faith-Magnify God's Mercy" sacred art show and sale to be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb, 23, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Farrell Hall 2901 24th St.
No cost to attend. Free-will donations will be accepted.
Meet aspiring, amateur and professional artists, share your faith, and appreciate Christian art in your faith community
Artist demonstrations will be held throughout the show. Children's art from the creative workshop and the home-school co-op will be displayed.
Featured sacred artists will include: Rita Tomanek, Iowa City, Iowa, painting; Leanne Spacek- Marengo, Iowa, icon writing; Jill Rodts, Milan, painting, drawing, poetry; Cyndi Jarvis, Davenport, mixed media; Jeanette Doran, Eldridge, Iowa, icons; Susanmarie Miller, Dubuque, Iowa, calligraphy; Millie Douglas, Erie, wheat weaving; Dennis Carlson, Rock Island, wood carving; Don
Barry, Rock Island, wood working; Sharon Ade, Moline, holy cards; John Meng-Frecker, Omaha, Neb., watercolor; Julie Gray, East Moline, quilting; Roy Plasschaert, Rock Island, wood working; Lois Hull, Geneseo, drawing, poetry; Paul Herrera, Milan, calligraphy; C.K. Best and Katrina Best, Macomb, painting and jewelry; Taryn Watkins, Nauvoo, painting; Scott Schoonmaker, Moline, painting and wood working; Gabby Schadt, Davenport, drawing, Alba Goebel, Chillicothe, portrait painting and Nick DiGioia, Moline, mixed media.
Featured musicians Feb. 23 will include: Sarah Ade, Mary Ade, Sharon Ade, singing, cello and piano, 2 to 3 p.m.; Harper's Delight, five harpists including Lydia Olson, from 3 to 4 p.m.; Jerry Schroeder, Ben and Jeremiah Schulyer, 4 to 5 p.m.; John Miller and Chris Dunn, guitarists, 5 to 6 p.m.
Guest musicians Feb. 24 will include: Mr. Miller and Mr. Dunn, noon to 1 p.m.; and Ms. Schadt, piano, 1 to 2 p.m.

Teens find 'fast' way to fight world hunger
MOLINE — Teenagers from Faith Lutheran Church, 1611 41st St., will participate in a World Vision 30-Hour Famine from 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, until the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 23.
They will collect can goods for a local food pantry, accept pledges to support World Hunger, fast for 30 hours at a lock-in, and learn about world hunger.
They will join the efforts of hundreds of thousands of young people all over the nation.
Funds raised by 30 Hour Famine participants will help feed and care for children in communities in need around the globe through World Vision. A portion of the funds raised will assist families in need in the U.S. Since 1992, 30 Hour Famine has raised close to $150 million. World Vision works in nearly 100 countries, helping about 100 million people every year.
Hunger and preventable diseases claim the lives of more than 20,000 of the world's children every day, and nearly 1 billion people go hungry every day, according to World Vision materials.
Visit or call 800-7-FAMINE for information. For information about World Vision, visit

Take off to attend QCAIR meeting
ROCK ISLAND — The Quad Cities Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees -- QCAIR -- will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Martin Luther King Center, 630 7th Ave.
"We have our official business that we must take care of, but the fun part will be the ethnic dancing and the culturally diverse food," said interim program director Nana Ouro-Agoro.
"Glimpse of the Philippines" will provide dance entertainment, along with a Togo Dance Troupe. A Bhutanese group may also attend. Special foods will be provided by various ethnic groups and American food will be catered in for less-adventurous eaters.
The event will mark the organization's first anniversary. QCAIR officially was organized Feb. 23, 2012, with 29 member organizations representing both Illinois and Iowa.
Eight different ethnic community-based organizations were included in that original group. Four additional organizations have signed on in the last year.
QCAIR gathers community-based organizations and nonprofit agencies, churches, school districts, community colleges, governments and other groups who provide services to immigrants and refugees with a Quad-Cities-wide focus.

Baptist youth shares spaghetti talents
MOLINE — The young people of First Baptist Church, 1901 29th St., will hold a spaghetti supper and talent show Friday, Feb. 22.
The supper will be held at 6 p.m., followed by the show at 7 p.m.
The supper menu will include spaghetti with either meatballs in marinara or chicken alfredo, along with salad, garlic bread and a homemade dessert.
The talent show will include a bamboo pole dance by Burmese youth, vocal performances by returning college students, youth and Becky Lee Hinton, who is one of the youth leaders.
Tickets will cost $10 for adults, and $5 for children age 10 and under.
For information or to make reservations, contact Nancy Lee at

Harriers support annual Red Dress Run
ROCK ISLAND — The Quad City Hash House Harriers - Raccoon Chapter -- QCH3 -- will partner with the Quad City chapter of the American Heart Association for its 3rd annual "Red Dress Run," Saturday, Feb. 23.
The run will begin at 1 p.m. at the Daiquiri Factory, 1809 2nd Ave., Rock Island.
Stops for games, contests, cold beverages, and socializing will be featured.
Proceeds and donations will be go to the American Heart Association. Last year, QCH3 raised almost $1,000 for the American Heart Association, and pre-registration numbers indicate that amount will exceeded this year.
A post-run celebration also will be held at the Daiquiri Factory and will include live music by Just Chords.

Youth unify to press for success
DAVENPORT — United Now to Ignite Today's Youth (UNITY) will present a Press for Success youth educational conference Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2.
A youth fun night will feature basketball, volleyball, games and music at Beyond the Baseline, 1540 West 12th St. Concessions also will be sold.
A youth education day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Western Illinois University, 3300 River Drive, Moline. Seminars, career networking session, a young professional panel and free breakfast and lunch will be served.
Kierra Sheard and Bold Right Life will present a "BRL Quad Cities Kick-Off Musical" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Pentecostal Church of God, 1234 Ripley St., Davenport. The event will introduce a Bold Right Life QC Choir and Dance group. Special guests will include a BRL Chicago Choir, Chris Searcy, Nue Breed and YouthHope M.A.D. Skills.
For information or to register for education day activities, call 563-508-3397;; or on Facebook QC Unity Youth-Group.
For BRL information, visit; or on Facebook BRL Quad Cities.


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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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