Events Calendar

Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be closed April 16 due to Holy Week. On April 23, Bruce Brockway will present “Feeding the Spirit” in the Notre Dame cafeteria from 6:45-8 p.m.
Clinton – In 2003, 23-year old human rights activist Rachel Corrie was killed by an Israeli military bulldozer in the Gaza Strip as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home. Rachel’s parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, will share their family story April 11 at 7 p.m. at The Canticle.
Davenport – St. Ambrose University invites students entering seventh or eighth grade to Health Careers Adventure Camp July 21-25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Local health care facilities and fitness agencies will help students explore various health professions. Cost is $200 until July 1 and $225 after July 1. Scholarships are available. For more information, call Anne Lansing at (563) 333-6128 or
Davenport — The new St. Ambrose University Middle East Institute will present its first public event, a lecture by former Iowa Congressman Jim Leach. “What is Old, New and Unprece­dented in America’s Relationships With the Middle East” will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 10, in Christ the King Chapel.
Dubuque – “Dubuque’s Got Sisters!” is an experience for those exploring a call to become a Catholic Sister. Sisters will accompany participants on a 24-hour tour of four tri-state area convents and share experiences through praying, dining and storytelling. There is no fee. The event begins April 11 at 5 p.m., and ends April 12 at 6 p.m. To register or get more details, contact Sister Ginny Heldorfer, OSF, at heldorferv@osfdbq.
org or (952) 457-5193.
Iowa City – The Journeys in Faith Speaker’s Forum will have Father Rudolph Juarez, pastor at St. Patrick Parish, deliver the presentation: “Toward a Theology of Immigration: A Local Perspective.” He will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, at the Newman Catholic Student Center. He will address how all nations experience the influx and exodus of people, and how this phenomenon affects society and the Church.
Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Thursday, April 10 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Confessions start at 6 p.m, praise music at 6:30 p.m and Mass at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome.
Des Moines County – An Introduction to Centering Prayer is taking place during Lent. Ruth Skeens facilitates. The next session is April 12, 4:15 p.m., Ss. Mary & Patrick Church, West Burlington. For a full schedule, visit http://
Wheatland – Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat welcomes people to the following events. On April 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is “Blessing for Leaders: Wisdom from the Beatitudes Applied to Leadership” with Dan Ebener, professor of organizational leadership, St. Ambrose University. Fee: $25. On April 16, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. is “Be the Change: Growing and Serving Great Food,” presented by local growers and Prairie staff. Dialogue with local growers and eat locally grown foods. Plan your spring garden using heirloom seeds. Fee: $25.To register: (563) 336-8414 or
Clinton — All Fridays through April 11, St. Edwards Knights of Columbus Council will hold fish fries from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Hall, 2520 Pershing Blvd. Cost for meals of white fish is $9 for adults, $5 for children 3-12 years old and free for children younger than 3. Seven jumbo shrimp cost $10.
Clinton – The Preg­nancy Center invites people to a Walk for Life on April 26 beginning at the band shell on the Riverfront. Regis­tra­tion starts at 8:15 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9 a.m. You may also register online at For more information, call the center at (563) 242-6628.
Davenport – Sacred Heart Cathedral is holding a pancake breakfast on Palm Sunday, April 13, from 9:30-11 a.m. Cost is $8; children under five get free admission. The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring the event. Proceeds will benefit the building project.
Davenport – St. Alphonsus Parish will hold fish fries on Fridays through April 11 from 4-7 p.m. Meal is $9 for adults and $3 for children. Desserts cost $1.
Davenport – Assumption High School’s April Knight gala and auction is April 25. Grand-prize raffle tickets cost $99 and will be drawn April 25 for prizes up to $25,000. Download tickets at
Davenport – Hu­mil­ity of Mary Housing, Inc. is starting its 25th year of hosting one of the largest indoor “garage sales” in the area to benefit single parents and their children in a program that takes them from homelessness to hopefulness. The spring semi-annual benefit sale will be Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3805 Mississippi Ave., the office and donation center for Humility of Mary Housing. Donations can be dropped off at the same address, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., through May 9.
Grinnell – The Knights of Columbus will hold fish fries on Fridays during Lent from 5-7 p.m. in the religious education center. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-14, free for children 4 and younger, or $20 for a family. Proceeds benefit youth scholarships.
Houghton – The Holy Trinity Catholic Athletic Board will be sponsoring a fish fry at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 5-8:30 p.m. April 11. For carry-outs, call (319) 469-2641 after 4:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the HTC athletic programs.
Iowa City – St. Wenceslaus Parish’s spring bake sale is April 12 from 8-11 a.m. at the parish hall. There will be kolaches, cinnamon rolls, other baked goods and free coffee.
Iowa City – The Knights of Columbus of St. Mary Parish will hold fish fries at the KC Family Center, 4776 American Legion Road, on Fridays through April 11 from 5-7 p.m. Catfish dinners are $12; shrimp and salmon dinners are $10 each. For more information, call (319) 341-9097 or e-mail
LeClaire – Our Lady of the River Parish will hold its third annual trivia night May 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 28200 226 Street Place. The event will benefit the parish hall remodeling project. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the Cinco de Mayo-themed event. Details: 10 questions for 10 rounds; taco boats, chips and cheese, snacks and drinks for sale; each team may bring its own food, beer, wine and soda; eight to 10 people per team (ages 12 and up); $10 per person; door prizes; 50/50, and mulligans for sale. Money will be awarded to first- and second-place teams. Contact Janice at (563) 289-3232 or tjvrom@ to reserve a table.
Muscatine – The Knights of Columbus will hold a shrimp or catfish dinner at Saints Mary and Mathias Catholic School beginning at 5 p.m. Fridays during Lent (excluding Good Friday). Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children younger than 5.
North English – St. Joseph Parish’s Altar & Rosary will hold a salad luncheon May 1 at 11 a.m. at the church. Entertainment is by Clarence and Dorothy Havercamp (the Hat People). There is no charge.
West Liberty – The Knights of Columbus of St. Joseph’s Parish will hold a fish fry on April 11 in the Parish Life Center. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and free for children under 5.
Wilton – St. Mary Parish’s spring ham and turkey dinner is April 27 from noon to 3 p.m. at the parish hall. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-10 and free for children 4 and younger. There will also be a country store with crafts, grab bags and homemade goods.

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