Trivia questions answer financial needs|
COAL VALLEY -- A trivia night featuring Mr. Trivia will be held Friday, April 12, at The ROCK, 302 1st St., Coal Valley, to support GROW Ministries Inc., a nonprofit that helps women heal from the trauma of domestic violence.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with an hors d'oeuvre buffet for $5. An array of desserts also will be available.
Games will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The cost is $10 per person, and tables of eight may be reserved.
Those who register by April 1 are eligible to win a grand prize of an overnight stay and breakfast for two at The Hotel Blackhawk.
Call 309-786-4769 to reserve a table.
Prom dreams granted for less
DAVENPORT -- Winnie's Wishes Resale Shop and More, 902 E. River Drive, will hold "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" prom dress event from 1 to 4 p.m. today, Saturday, March 23.
Many new and gently used formals, dresses and accessories, all for under $25.
For information, call 563-323-5007.
Money raised will benefit Winnie's Place, a shelter for women and children overseen by Churches United of the Quad City Area.
Heritage Church seeks people seeking help
Heritage Church, a multicampus church serving the Illinois and Iowa Quad-Cities seeks nonprofit organizations, government agencies, community groups and widows or families in desperate need of some work or "hands-on" assistance.
Church members for the last three years, twice per year, have sponsored a campaign to help local groups and people. The church wants toexpand these serving opportunities to a monthly basis. It's next"Do Something Now" project will be Saturday, April 27.
The one-day event will start at 9 a.m. Most jobs are done by noon. Past campaigns have drawn 700 people from Heritage to lend assistance.
Projects will be selected based on need and available funding.
Contact the church at 309-732-0026 (Illinois projects) or 563-449-5530 (Iowa projects), or email DoSomethingNow@heritageqc.com.
Jennifer Paige (photo)
Jeannette Castaneda (photo)
Women's Day event celebrates Ruth
ROCK ISLAND -- Second Baptist Church, 919 6th Ave., will hold its annual Women's Day Celebration at 8 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday, March 24.
Guest speaker at the 8 a.m. service will be Jennifer Paige, and the 10:45 a.m. speaker will be Jeannette Castaneda.
"The Book of Ruth" will be the service's theme.
Catholic convert answers questions
RAPIDS CITY --Tim Staples, director of Apologetics and Evangelization for "Catholic Answers," will present a weekend spiritual institute, April 13 and 14, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1416 3rd Ave.
The Saturday event will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. and talks at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., followed by Eucharistic Adoration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and 5 p.m. Sabbath Mass. Sunday will feature a noon registration with talks at 12:30 and 2 p.m.
Mr. Staples talks will follow the theme of "Freedom as the Servant of Christ."
Raised a Southern Baptist, Mr. Staples converted to Catholicism in 1988 after being challenged by a Catholic fellow Marine. He then studied to become a priest but realized that was not his calling and has been working in Catholic apologetics and evangelization ever since.
More information can be found at catholic.com/profiles/tim-staples.
Get registration forms by contacting Cathy Fouts at SJMissionofMercy@gmail.com. The registration deadline is April 3. Seating is limited.
A guest is free with every paid registration.Clergy also are admitted free.
Rush over to Russian Choral concert
ROCK ISLAND -- Lyra, an a cappella group of five professional vocalists from St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a Russian Choral music concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th St.
The concert's first part will be Russian Orthodox sacred church music, followed by a program of Russian folk, comic, lyric, dance and love songs.
The concert will last 60 to 70 minutes.
Light refreshments will be served after the concert.
A free-will offering will be taken to assist musicians with travel expenses.
CDs also will be sold after the concert.
Plans may put more smiles on a child
ROCK ISLAND -- "Put a Smile on a Child," a free event for families sponsored by Churches United of the Quad City Area, will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Pepsico Center at Augustana College.
A light dinner will be provided. Area agencies will provide information for parents and fun activities for children.
A balloon artist and a jump house also will be featured.
Grant requests welcomed by welcome club
BETTENDORF -- The Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club Community Support chairperson will accept funding requests from area nonprofit organizations until April 1.
The club generates funds to support philanthropic endeavors within the Quad-Cities metropolitan areas. Money is raised through club fundraisers and activities such as the Arsenal Attic. Nonprofit organizations including those that never have received club funding in the past are encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants may download an application from riawc.org. Forms also are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the club's Arsenal Attic.
Completed applications must be sent to: Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club, ATTN: Community Support Chairperson, P.O. Box 848, Bettendorf, IA 52722.
St. Mary Monastery makes April plans
ROCK ISLAND -- St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave. W., will hold the following events in April.
Unless otherwise noted, contact Sister Jackie Walsh at 309-283-2108 or email@example.com to register.
"The World Among Us": 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Mondays, April 1 and April 15, at Benet House Retreat Center; participants get a guide and study a Scripture passage each day and share a new book each month; presenter will be Sister Charlotte Sonneville; $5 per session and book costs; 309-283-2109.
Centering prayer: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the retreat center; Sister Catherine Cleary leads; free-will offering.
Discerning read: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, April 8 and April 22; Sister Bobbi Bussan; based on Edward Little's book, "Ears to Hear: Recognizing and Responding to God's Call."
Centering prayer retreat "The Journey Continues": 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the retreat center; three months of daily centering practice required; presenters Florrie Dammers and Chris Kraft, Central Illinois Contemplative Outreach; register and pay in full by Monday: $250; registrations after Monday: $265.
"The Spirituality of Gardening": 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 18, at the retreat center; presenter Sister Mary Schmidt; $20, plus an $8 lunch option.
"Evening at the Monastery": 4:45 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the monastery; vespers and dinner, followed by reflection and sharing on Scripture and the monastic way of life; presenter Sister Helen Carey; $15.
New Catholic Retreat: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 27; presenters Sister Kathleen Mullin, Sister Judy Herold, Sister Charlotte Seubert, Barbara Roedel and Amy Catour; free-will offering, plus an $8 lunch option.