Clinton – The Sisters of St. Francis will welcome Deb Dawson of the African Soul, American Heart Foundation on Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m. at The Canticle, 841 13th Ave. N. She was inspired by the story of “Lost Boy” Joseph Akol Makeer to help establish a boarding facility for orphan girls in Sudan. Joseph visited Clinton in 2009 and shared his experiences as a boy who walked across Africa to escape genocide in South Sudan. Now Dawson will provide an update on the organization’s efforts to help rebuild and provide food, housing, clothing, and access to education and health care for children victimized by violence in their homeland.
Davenport – Several events are slated in May at Eagles’ Wings, 5816 Telegraph Road. On Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m. is a SWAP (Soaking With A Purpose) prayer meeting. On Wednesday afternoons, the Spiritual Growth group continues. For more information on joining the group, call (563) 324-7263 and leave a message for Cyndi.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish’s annual May Rosary Campaign will be held each Friday in May in the church. Rosary begins at 6 a.m., Mass at 6:30 a.m. and breakfast and fellowship follow at 7 a.m.
Bettendorf — The next presentation of the “Called and Gifted” series will be held May 30 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Part I will be held on five successive Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9 p.m. beginning May 30 in the church’s gathering space. Brochures with registration forms are available at parishes in the Davenport Deanery. “Called and Gifted” is to help Catholics discern their spiritual gifts. For information, call (563) 449-4388, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Davenport — The St. Anthony Church grief group facilitators will offer a 9-week Grief Support Group. This group is for anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. It started Tuesday, May 1, and runs from 3:30-5 p.m. in the parish’s library, just north of the church. The church and office address is 417 N. Main St. For more information, call Dennis at (563) 332-1396 or Nadine at (563) 391-5161, or the parish office at (563) 322-3303.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will offer several events in June. “What is Good Food Today?” is June 7 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The day will include discussion on a food revolution and offer healthy cuisine from local growers. Fee: $30. Private or directed retreats are available from Sunday, June 10, at 7 p.m. to the following Friday at noon. Cost is $50 per day. “Come to the Quiet” is June 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee is $20, which includes lunch. For direct inquiries, call (563) 336-8414 or email email@example.com.
Bettendorf – The Women’s Choice Center of the Quad Cities will hold a “Gathering for Life” to share information about the center on Thursday, June 21, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The gathering will be in the conference room of the center, 2711 Happy Joe Drive. Attendees will receive a ministry update, meet the staff, hear a client testimonial, tour the facility and clinic, see a live ultrasound model and receive light refreshments. RSVP to Leigh Geramanis at (563) 332-0475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinton – The Catholic Historical Center at St. Boniface will host a ceremony June 2 at 11 a.m. to recognize the center’s acceptance into the National Register of Historic Places. Located at 2520 Pershing Blvd., the museum contains numerous articles, pictures and memorabilia from the five previous Catholic parishes of Clinton, Mount St. Clare school and Our Lady of Angels school. St. Boniface, built in 1908, also contains the religious records of members of the five former parishes. The center is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Through August, it is also open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. People may stop by during that time or make an appointment for a tour by calling (563) 243-8033, (563) 242-6166 or (563) 243-3942.
Davenport — The Father Ken Martin Golf Outing and dinner will be held Aug. 29 at Emeis Golf Course. Funds raised assist families facing a financial crisis that may force them to take their children out of a Scott County Catholic school. For information about sponsorship opportunities or other questions, call Jim Tiedje at (563) 391-2820 (home) or (309) 743-7746 (work).
Iowa City — The Knights of Columbus Council 842 will host first Friday fish fries June 1, July 6 and August 3 at the KC Family Center, 4776 American Legion Road, from 5-7 p.m. For more information, call (319) 351-5370.
Iowa City — The 13th annual Yowell/Regina VIP Golf Classic will be held June 22 at the Pleasant Valley Golf Course. The classic raises money for Regina Inter-Parish Catholic Education Center. There are various sponsorship categories to choose from. Forms are available at www.icregina.com. Click on VIP Golf Classic. Deadline is June 10. For more information, contact Nancy Yowell at (319) 321-0100 or email@example.com.