Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center hosts Ted Talk discussions every Tuesday on the Sisters of St. Francis Facebook page. June 28, view Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly: Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best then join conversations beginning at 11 a.m. on the Facebook page. Read what others have to say and contribute to the conversation.
Davenport — The Knights of Columbus invites everyone to the eighth annual Holy Hour to Pray for Fathers with eucharistic adoration and prayer on June 23rd from 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church. All are welcome.
Keokuk — Celebrate Holy Hour at All Saints Parish June 23 and 30 at 7 p.m.
Bettendorf — Widows and Widowers from St. John Vianney Parish in Bettendorf meet the third Wednesday of each month at noon in the dining room at Bettendorf Hy-Vee, 2900 Devils Glen Road. Purchase what you want for lunch. This is a time of hospitality. The group hopes you will join them. Bring a friend.
Davenport — A Grief Support Group at St. Anthony Parish meets every Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m. in the church library. For more information contact any of the facilitators: Dennis at (563) 332-1396, Ginny at (319) 523-9251, Sue at (563) 381-9050 or parish secretary Jan at (563) 322-3303.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will create personal “SoulCollage” cards using magazine images. Images and cards provided. Retreat is July 6, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring scissors and non-acid glue stick. Fee: $30. Cynthia Huffman, SoulCollage facilitator, wellness consultant. To register contact: 563-336-8414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will offer Contemplating the Holy in Nature through the Arts, July 10-16. Enjoy a day(s) or a week learning/practicing art and contemplating the Divine in the pristine beauty of the prairie. Each day is from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fee: $30/day (includes lunch); $150 for commuters for the full week (includes lunch each day); $300 for the full week (all meals plus lodging). For more information or to register: (563) 336-8414 or olpretreat@ gmail.com. The prairie is located at 2664 145th Ave, Wheatland.
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney garage sale to support its sister parish in Jean Denis, Haiti, will take place June 23 and 24 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and June 25 from 8-11 a.m. in the parish activity center.
Blue Grass — Open house on June 26 from 2-5 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church to honor Deacon Donald Frericks upon his retirement after 12 years of ministry as parish life coordinator. Church address: 333 West Lotte. No gifts please. Just best wishes.
Delmar — St. Patrick Parish will hold its church dinner at Buzzy’s, in Welton June 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A beef and chicken dinner with several sides and a dessert table will be served. Adults pay $12, children under 12 pay $6, preschool children get in free.
Peosta, Iowa — Divine Word College Seminary in Epworth, Iowa, is hosting a golf outing July 22 at Timberline Golf Course. The event will consist of four-person, 18 hole best shot play with an evening social and dinner. Cost per golfer is $80 and includes golf, card, prizes and steak dinner. Proceeds from the outing will go to the Divine Word College student scholarship fund. For more information contact Mark Singsank at (563) 876-0097 or singsank@ dwci.edu.
Solon — Mary’s Meals is an international organization that feeds impoverished children in their place of education for just $20 per year. The community of Solon came together last year to fund a new Mary’s Meals kitchen in Malawi. A 1-mile and 5K fun run fundraiser will be held June 25 at 9:30 a.m. at Solon’s Recreation and Nature Area. Register online at www.getmeregistered.com/BeAHunger
Hero. You can also get forms via email to print out and mail in. Contact Theresa Bonnema at
email@example.com or call her at (319) 499-8930. Participants are encouraged to dress as super heroes.
Sugar Creek — Ss. Mary & Joseph Parish will hold Lawn Social beef and pork dinner, July 10 from 3-7:30 p.m. Adults in advance pay $9, at door $9.50, children 6-12 pay $5, children 5 and under get in free. Games, prizes and more. For advance tickets, (563) 689-3105, church address: 3218 110th St., Preston, Iowa.