Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis’ Franciscan Peace Center invite you to watch the TED talk Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, Greatness of Girls. View the talk at http:/bit.ly/1dRrvR9. Then join the discussoin on the sisters’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SistersOfSt
Coralville — St Thomas More Parish is hosting St. Ambrose University’s Father Bud Grant on Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. The topic of Fr. Grant’s talk will be on Pope Francis recent encyclical, “Laudato Si.”
Davenport — St. Ambrose University will hold an open house for future educators from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Oct. 29, at the Center for Health Sciences Education, Room 180, 1320 W. Lombard St. Learn more about the teacher education program. Day includes continental breakfast, an overview of the teaching career and SAU curriculum, study abroad opportunities, lunch, campus tour and information on admissions and financial aid. Cost is $10. Contact Trish Zinger, (563) 333-6116 or email ZingerTriciA@sau.edu.
Davenport — Learn about unbound prayer at Eagles’ Wings Oct. 22 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free will offering.
Iowa City — Father Corey Close will explain the connection between evolution, the history of the universe and God Oct. 20 from 7:30-9 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Parish.
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 (309) 523-9251, Sue at (563) 381-9050 or the parish secretary at (563) 322-3303.
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish will offer GRIEFSHARE, a Christian-based support program for people experiencing grief, Sunday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. through Nov. 20. For location, contact the parish at (563) 332-7910 and ask for Health Ministry, ext. 122. Leave a voice mail message with name, telephone number and e-mail address. A health minister will contact you about the location of sessions.
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.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting a grief ministry for those enduring any type of hurt. The group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 6-8 p.m. in McEleney Hall. The group consists of listening, sharing, hands-on activities and prayer. For more information contact Tory Dohrn at (563) 359 5575.
Davenport — Our Lady of Victory Parish is hosting a Christmas Carousel Bazaar Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Raffles tickets, meals available for purchase.
Keokuk — Holy hour will take place at All Saints Parish Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.
Clinton — Persons interested in putting a stop to human trafficking may attend meetings the second Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. in The Canticle. Call Lori Freudenberg at (563) 242-7611 for more information.
Wheatland — A day of respite for those who care for persons with dementia will take place Oct. 29 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Cost is $20. To register call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail. com.
West Liberty — A Spanish-language Kerygma evangelization retreat will take place at St. Joseph Parish Oct. 22-23. Childcare and food will be provided. No cost to attend. The program will take place from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 23. Hay un retiro de evangeliza Kerygma Oct. 22 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) y Oct. 23 (8 a.m.-6 p.m.) en Parroquia de San Jose, West Liberty. Entrada gratuita; habra cuidado de ninos y comida.
Camanche — Church of the Visitation Parish is hosting a holiday bazaar and luncheon Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch includes homemade soups, pulled pork sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs and desserts. Activities include a quilt raffle, bake sale, silent auction, holiday items and local arts and crafts.
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Parish is hosting a craft sale Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the gymnasium. Breakfast items and lunch items will be available for purchase. To rent a table for $25 contact Cathy at (563) 320-4583 or Laura at (563) 940-1873. Wheelchair accessible.
Davenport — St. Mary Parish is hosting a bazaar Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Nov 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish center. An authentic Mexican breakfast will be served Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include a bake sale, trash to treasure, crafts for sale and a $500 cash raffle.
Iowa City — St. Patrick Parish is hosting its annual bazaar Oct. 29 from 4-6 p.m. and Oct. 30 from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Knoxville — St. Anthony Parish is hosting a fall dinner Nov. 6 from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-10, and free for children five years old and under.
Melcher — Sacred Heart Parish is hosting a fall dinner Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free for children five years old and under.
Moline, Ill. — ServeHAITI’s fall fundraiser, “Health is Hope; Hope is Everything,” will take place Oct. 29 at The University Club, 1518 5th Ave., from 6-11 p.m. Silent auction, Haitian artisan’s market, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. $35 per person. Buy tickets online at www.servehaiti.org or at the door.
Nichols — St. Mary Parish is hosting an auction and luncheon Nov. 6 at St. Mary Parish Hall. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for chicken and noodle or ham lunch. Silent auction runs from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. with a traditional auction to follow. Proceeds from auction will benefit the church roof replacement project.
North English — St. Joseph Parish is hosting a salad luncheon and silent auction Nov. 5 at 11:30 a.m. Bidding will start immediately following the luncheon.
Richmond — Holy Trinity Parish is hosting a pork loin and chicken dinner featuring beef and noodles Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Adults eat for $11, children ages 5-10 eat for $5, children under 5 years old eat free. Country store, silent auction, live auction (1:30 pm.), raffle.
Tipton — St. Mary Parish is hosting a craft bazaar, cookie walk and luncheon Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch includes soups and sandwiches.
West Branch — St. Bernadette Parish is hosting it’s Annual Fall soup supper and bake sale Nov. 13 from 3 – 7 p.m. Serving chili, and Chicken Noodle soup, pie, cake, ice cream and beverages. Adults pay $7, children 3-10 years old pay $4. Carryouts available