Events calendar

Davenport — Young writers who wish to experiment with a variety of creative techniques are invited to participate in St. Am­brose University’s Young Writer’s Camp this summer. The camp, intended for students entering grades 3-9, will take place July 13 through 17, from 8:30-11:30 a.m., in McMullen Hall. The $100 fee includes materials, snacks and an individual copy of the group anthology of writing. For more information, contact Ann Berger at
com or Darcie Kress at
com. For information about online registration using a credit card, email Teri McDonald at McDonaldteresak@
Burlington — Women’s prayer group meets every Thursday at St. John’s chapel from 1:30-2:30 p.m. E-mail questions to Betty
Davenport — St. Anthony Parish hosts a weekly grief support group Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. All faiths are welcome; begin at any session. The meeting takes place in the old St. Anthony’s school building to the rear of the Main Street parking lot. Walk-ins welcome. For questions call Dennis at (563) 332-1396, Ginny at (309) 523-9251 or Nadine at (563) 391-5161.
Iowa City — Meetings for persons interested in supporting pro-life work will take place at St. Wenceslaus Parish July 25 and Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. Pro-life rosary prayer will take place July 22 and Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Contact Mary Anderson with questions at
Keokuk — All Saints Parish is praying the rosary July 1 at 7 p.m.
Moline, Ill. — The Secular Discalced Carmelite Community of St. Joseph and the Prophet Elijah are hosting a study of prayer in the tradition of St. Theresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross the second Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Call Annette at (563) 359-7052 or Donna at (563) 323-1719.
Wheatland — Enjoy a day or a week learning/practicing art and contemplating the Divine at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat July 6-10. Each day’s scheduled presentation and practice is from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fee: $30/day; $150 for commuters for the full week; $300 for the full week (meals and lodging). Reflections on the Parable of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen will take place July 17 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with Kathleen Storms, SSND. Cost is $20. To register contact: (563) 336-8414 or olp
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish is hosting a Haiti Mission Garage Sale June 25 from 4 – 8 p.m.; June 26 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.; and June 27 from 7 – 11 a.m. Proceeds help ongoing missionary work in Jean Denis, Haiti.
Davenport — A fair trade festival for a socially responsible shopping opportunity will take place July 11 from 3-6 p.m. and July 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Parish. The parish’s Christian Service Ministry is sponsoring the event.
Davenport — St. Mary Parish is hosting a retirement party for Father Ed O’Melia June 27 following the 5 p.m. Mass. The festivities will be held outdoors behind the rectory (weather permitting).
Iowa City — Young Adult Catholics (Y.A.C.) meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 7:30-9 p.m. at St. Patrick Church in the Zaga Room downstairs.

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