Bettendorf — An introductory Centering Prayer workshop will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1506 Brown St., Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bob and Joan Timmons will present. Fee is $28, which includes the book “Open Mind, Open Heart,” by Father Thomas Keating; lunch and six follow-up sessions. Registration is due Aug. 1: call (563) 355-0611.
Davenport — The Sisters of Humility invite the general public to pray with them at 11:40 a.m. Wednesdays during a special Mass for peace. It will be celebrated in the Magnificat Chapel at the Humility of Mary Center, 820 W. Central Park Ave.
Iowa City — People meet to pray the rosary and receive Communion at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Melrose Meadows Retirement Community. All Catholics are welcome.
Iowa City — Centering Prayer groups meet from 7-8 p.m. Mondays at the Mercy Hospital chapel, and from 9-11:30 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more information, call Maureen Kelley at (319) 338-8284.
Melrose — The Knights of Columbus of Albia sponsor a 24-hour adoration the first Friday of the month at St. Patrick Church in Melrose. Mass begins at 8 a.m., followed by 24 hours of adoration, and closes with benediction at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday. For more information or to sign up for an hour, call Tony Humeston at (641) 932-7709.
Moline, Ill. — The secular discalced Carmelite Community of St. Joseph’s and the Prophet Elijah meets the second Sunday of each month from 1-3:30 p.m. in the basement of St. Mary Church. For more information, call Leslie Schadt, OCDS, at (563) 370-3559.
Rock Island, Ill. — The secular Franciscans meet at 2 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Jardine Auditorium at Trinity Medical Center West Campus, 2701 17th St. For more information, call Kent Ferris in Muscatine at (563) 264-0120.
Davenport — A Catholic Single Mothers Support Group invites new members for prayer and discussion on positive parenting and balancing life’s demands. Mothers will meet and hear a different speaker monthly in an informal setting. To take part, call Joan at (563) 323-0175.
Davenport — A group meets for Ignatian Lightworks exercises on Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. at 2803 McKinley Ave. For more information, call (563) 324-7263.
Donahue — The Eudist Associates of Iowa meet the second Tuesday of each month from 6-8:30 p.m. at Eagles Wings Retreat Center. Dinner, teaching from St. John Eudes’ work and prayer will take place. For more information, call (563) 324-7263.
Burlington — Notre Dame schools are selling tickets for their 12th annual Pot O’ Blue and Gold Raffle. More than $150,000, including a $100,000 grand prize, will be awarded Aug. 8. Each ticket costs $100. Proceeds will go toward capital improvements, curriculum, faculty support and tuition assistance. To buy a ticket, visit www.notredamefoundation.com. For more information, call (319) 754-8431 ext. 385.
Camanche — Church of the Visitation will host a corn boil Aug. 9 from 3-7:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per adult, $3 per child age 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. Menu includes corn on the cob, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, potato salad, beans, dessert and beverages.
Clinton — St. Edwards Council of the Knights of Columbus will have a corn boil July 26 from 3:30-7 p.m. at St. Boniface Hall, 2520 Pershing Blvd. The menu includes pulled pork sandwich, hot dogs, baked beans, all-you-can-eat sweet corn, watermelon and lemonade. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. All are welcome.
Davenport — The 2009 Father Ken Martin Golf Outing and Dinner will be held Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Emeis Golf Course and the Davenport Elk’s Club. Cost is $100 for golf and dinner or $35 for dinner only. For registration, call Jim or Diane Tiedje at (563) 391-2820, Dick Froeschle (563) 289-4663 or Matt Froeschle at (563) 343-4638.
Hills — St. Joseph Church is hosting a farmers’ market on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. Vendors may call (319) 679-2271 to reserve a space. No fee is required, but donations are appreciated.