Davenport — St. Ambrose University’s annual Women for Social Justice conference will take place Oct. 21 at the Rogalski Center. The conference is free an open to the public; optional box lunch is $7. Check in begins at 9 a.m. and workshops and panel presentations will take place throughout the day. A selection from the documentary “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” will be screened at 3 p.m., with a presentation by journalist Sheryl Wu Dunn at Galvin Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m.
Bettendorf — The Called and Gifted series will start Oct. 27 at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Center and will run five weeks. The second part will begin after the first of the year. The cost of the program is $32. To sign up contact email@example.com or 563-370-3360.
Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be open in the Notre Dame cafeteria from 6:45-8 p.m. Oct. 22 as Father David Steinle discusses the vocation of priesthood.
Davenport — Sacred Heart Parish is hosting a healing Mass Oct. 17. Confessions start at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:30 p.m., Mass at 7:15 p.m.
Davenport — Our Lady of Victory Parish is hosting a Marriage En-counter Retreat Week-end Nov 14-16. Cost for the weekend is $95. To register call Joe and Tracy Ripslinger at (563) 388-0355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iowa City — Pray in front of the Emma Gold-man abortion facility for 40 Days for Life, which runs through Nov. 2. Sign up for an hour at www.40daysforlife.com/
LeClaire — Our Lady of the River Parish in LeClaire is hosting a parish festival Oct. 18 featuring Polka Mass at 6 p.m. and dinner afterwards.
Bettendorf — Our Lady of Lourdes is hosting Oktoberfest Oct. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. German food from The Bier Stube will be served — buffet is $9 for ages 11 and older, and $5 for ages 10 and under. To RSVP call (563) 359-0345 or go to www.lourdescatholic.
com. RSVP by Oct. 20 and register to win a pair of Notre Dame football tickets.
Davenport — St. Mary Church is hosting its annual bazaar at the parish hall Nov. 8-9. On Oct. 8, it will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost of the lunch is $7. On Oct. 9, the bazaar will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with an authentic Mexican breakfast served for $7. A bake sale, raffle, trash and treasure, vintage aprons and linens, knitting and sewing items, Christ-mas booth and photo booth will be available.
Davenport — St. Paul Altar and Rosary is hosting “Pies and Presents” Oct. 25 at the parish’s Denning Hall from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 60 pies will be available, as will two cash raffles and a raffle for a customizable corn hole game set. Customizable pie pans can be ordered by calling Debbie at (563) 528-9850. More than 30 home party vendors will be on-hand. Cinnamon rolls will be served for breakfast and pulled pork sandwiches will be served for lunch.
Davenport — Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. (HMHI) is hosting its fall semi-annual Fresh Start Benefit Sale Oct 17-18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale is located at the HMHI office and donation center at 3805 Mississippi Ave.
Fort Madison — Holy Trinity Catholic High School is hosting its 40th annual God’s Portion Day celebration Oct. 25-26. A fish fry will take place Oct. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a spirit booth and live auction. Events Oct. 26 include: hot breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; baked goods, country store and knick knack room from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Mass in the gym at 8:30 a.m.; live and silent auctions at 10 a.m.; spirit booth 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Drive 4 UR School 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; student presentations at 1 p.m.; kids’ zone 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and raffle drawing at 7 p.m.
North English — St. Joseph Altar & Rosary will be sponsoring a Silent Auction/Salad Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 8.
Ottumwa — St. Patrick Parish is hosting its annual Fall Dinner Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to p.m. Cost is $10 for persons 10 and older, $4 for children ages 4 through 9, and free for children 3 and younger. A quilt raffle will take place at 1 p.m.
RIchmond — Holy Trinity is hosting its fall dinner Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pork loin and chicken dinner featuring beef and noodles will be served; adults pay $10, children 5 to 10 years old pay $3, children younger than 5 years old eat free. Country store, silent and live auctions, and a raffle will take place. For more information or to donate, call (319) 656-3276 or (319) 656-3726.
Tipton — St. Mary Parish is hosting a Christmas Bazaar Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts, cookie walk and food stand.