Davenport — On April 4, the St. Ambrose University center for the study of St. Ambrose of Milan will present a keynote about one of the first great Church-versus-State debates as part of a symposium on St. Ambrose. The symposium, which will also explore the cultural tradition and religious innovation in the works of St. Ambrose, will take place in the John Lewis Boardroom, Ambrose Hall (third floor). At 2 p.m. is the undergraduate scholars research presentation. At 5 p.m. is the symposium panel. At 5:30 p.m. is a reception. At 6 p.m. is the keynote address by Christina Sogno, Fordham University, N.Y.
Davenport — St. Anthony Parish offers a “Just” Soup Lenten program on Thursdays in March. Participants meet at 6 p.m. in the parish center for soup, followed by presentations on an issue of justice. The final session is March 29 with Kent Ferris, director of social action for the Diocese of Davenport, and Karina Garnica and Gricelda Garnica, diocesan immigration counselors.
Davenport — A presentation on domestic minor sex trafficking will take place March 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Genesis Medical Center, west campus, Pavilion 2. Maggie Tinsman, MSW, former Iowa state senator and drafter of Iowa’s human trafficking law, will be the presenter. The purpose is to train healthcare workers to recognize and respond to potential human trafficking. Anyone interested may attend. To register, call (563) 421-5513.
Iowa City — Catholic Studies Scholars at the Newman Catholic Student Center will present seminars on April 1. Zoraida Oyola-Rebaza will present from noon to 12:45 p.m., and Jessica Ducharme will speak from 1-1:45 p.m. Zoraida’s presentation will be a cello performance. Ducharme’s presentation will explore the lives of Catholic female composers and musicians.
Bettendorf — A 40 Days for Life campaign continues through Palm Sunday, April 1. Supporters may choose a time slot to pray on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood, Sign up at email@example.com or (563) 355-4188.
Clinton — Sisters of St. Francis invite the public to join them for vespers at The Canticle at 6 p.m. April 1.
Coralville – A Lenten mini-retreat titled “The Power of Faith in Our Lives” will be held Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m. Speakers will share how faith impacted them as they navigated through struggles and successes. To register, call (319) 338-9290. Suggested donation is $10. An optional catered lunch will follow the retreat for $9.
Wheatland – Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat invites people to the following events: April 5-8 is “Triduum at the Prairie,” Thursday 9:30 a.m. to Saturday 3 p.m. Quiet days will focus on preparation for Easter. Fee is $200. April 11 is “Nonviolent Action as Resistance,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop offers Gene Sharp’s work on nonviolence. Fee is $20. April 17 is “Easter Come to the Quiet,” 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The day is participants’ to shape after a brief introduction into being resurrection people. Fee is $20. To register, call (563) 336-8414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinton – St. Edwards Council of the Knights of Columbus will hold fish fries at St. Boniface Hall from 4:30-7 p.m. on Fridays through March 30. Shrimp will be served for $9; otherwise the fish fry is $8 for adults, $4 for children 3-12 and free for children younger than 3. For carry-outs, call (563) 242-0902.
Coralville — Informed Choice of Iowa is sponsoring the pro-life movie “October Baby” at the Coral Ridge Mall theater beginning April 13. To buy tickets, call (319) 337-0575 or e-mail email@example.com.
Davenport – A spaghetti dinner will take place Sunday, April 15, from 3-6 p.m. at the Rogalski Center ballroom at St. Ambrose University. Cost is $5 for one ticket or $9 for two tickets. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity home sponsorship.
Davenport — Run for Renewal, a fundraising event for Project Renewal, will be held Saturday, April 21, at Sr. Concetta Park at the intersection of Sixth and Warren streets. The half-mile Kid’s Treat House Trot starts at 8:30 a.m. and is free for children ages 9 and younger. The 5K run/walk starts at 9 a.m. Cost is $20. Early registration before April 1 guarantees a T-shirt. For more information, call Project Renewal at (563) 324-0800, or visit www.projectrenewal.net.
Fort Madison – Catholic Singles will meet March 31 at the Moose Club, 2529 Mt. Pleasant St., Burlington, at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, followed by dancing. For more information, call Janie Feany at (319) 372-5836 or Maxine Conn at (217) 453-6568.
Iowa City — Knights of Columbus Council 842 holds dinners of catfish, shrimp or salmon Fridays during Lent from 5-7 pm at the KC Family Center. Kids’ meals are available.
Iowa City – St. Wenceslaus Parish’s spring bake sale will take place March 31 from 8-11 a.m. at 630 E. Davenport St. There will be kolaches, cinnamon rolls, other baked goods, and complimentary coffee. For more information, call Marilyn Jensen at (319) 351 5914.
Mount Pleasant — People are invited to a trivia night at 7 p.m. on April 14 at St. Alphonsus Manning Hall. Reserve a table of eight or an individual spot by April 4. Cost per person is $10. The evening will include a silent auction, mulligans and door prizes. Cash prizes for the top three teams will be awarded. For more information or to make reservations, contact the parish office at (319) 385-8410.
North English – The faith formation classes at St. Joseph Parish will host a pulled pork dinner Saturday, March 31, from 6–7:30 p.m. in the church basement. Freewill donations will be accepted. Takeouts will be available. During a balloon pop at 6:45 p.m., attendees may buy a chance to win $25, $10, $5 or gift certificates from area businesses. Proceeds will help fund faith formation classes.
West Liberty — St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus will hold a fish fry at St. Joseph’s Parish Life Center on March 30 from 5-7:30 p.m. Cost is $9.50 for adults and $4.50 for people younger than 13.