Bettendorf – An Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force presentation, “The Exploitation of Minors Online,” will take place at St. John Vianney Church Sept. 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parents, staff and volunteers from parishes and schools, and high-school aged youths are welcome to attend. Michael Ferjak, a criminal investigator, will discuss the current predator threat, social networking, sexting and cyber-harassment.
Davenport – A new, six-week session of the Virtues class begins Wed., Aug. 29, from noon to 2 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings Retreat Center, 5816 Telegraph Road. The class is designed to help participants get more from reading Scripture and grow in their relationship with the Lord. Call Cyndi to learn more or to register at (563) 323-9945.
Davenport — Grieving adults are invited to attend Grief Support meetings at St. Anthony’s Parish Library on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The first of nine free, weekly sessions was Aug. 7. Participants may join on any day. For more information, call (563) 322-3303.
Davenport — A Soaking With A Purpose prayer meeting will take place Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings.
Davenport — Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. is celebrating 22 years of service to the Quad Cities with a New Orleans-style Jazz Brunch at Crow Valley Golf Club Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sarah Marie Young, a Chicago vocalist, will be the featured entertainer. The event also includes an auction. For more information, call (563) 326-1330.
Davenport – St. Alphonsus Parish will hold its annual festival Saturday, Aug. 25, from 5-9 p.m. at Birchwood and Boies avenues. A pork loin dinner will be served from 5-7:30 p.m. for $7 for adults and $4 for children. The event includes a concession stand, children’s games, inflatables, raffle, country store and entertainment.
Davenport — The Father Ken Martin Golf Outing and dinner will be held Aug. 29 at Emeis Golf Course. Funds raised assist families facing a financial crisis that may force them to take their children out of a Scott County Catholic school. For information about sponsorship opportunities or other questions, call Jim Tiedje at (563) 391-2820 (home) or (309) 743-7746 (work).
DeWitt – St. Joseph Parish, 417 Sixth Ave., will hold its fall festival Sunday, Sept. 16, from 3–7 p.m. A beef and pork dinner will cost $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Carryouts will be available: call (563) 320-3659. The event includes bingo, a raffle, bake sale, pop walk, farmers market, children’s games and silent auction.
Mechanicsville – St. Mary Parish’s annual ice cream social will take place Sept. 16 from 4-6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-12, and free for children 3 and younger. A quilt raffle and country store will also take place. All are welcome.
Oxford Junction – Sacred Heart Parish will hold its fall festival Sept. 16 beginning with a polka Mass at 10:30 a.m. at the church, followed by a chicken and kolache dinner at the Oxford Junction Legionnaire Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Petersville — Immaculate Conception Church, 2885 145th St., welcomes people to a beef and pork dinner Sunday, Aug. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Carryouts are welcome. The day will include Mass at 11 a.m., a country store and raffle.
Mount Pleasant – St. Alphonsus Parish will hold its Autumn Festival Sunday, Sept. 16. A roast beef dinner will be served in Manning Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $8 for people ages 11 and older, $5 for children ages 6-10 and free for children 5 and younger. A country store and silent auction will last all day. Bring a cookbook for the cookbook swap. Altar & Rosary quilters have offered a “grandmother’s flower garden” queen-sized quilt for a raffle. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Live auction begins at 12:15 p.m. Items include a diamond necklace or Browning Silver Hunter Shotgun, Kindle Fire, coffee table with inlaid bricks from the old church and more.
Victor – St. Bridget Parish will hold a chicken and ham family-style supper Sunday, Sept. 16, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the air-conditioned, handicapped-accessible church basement. Donations are $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and younger, and free for children 5 and younger. Carryouts will be available, and there will be delivery in Victor. The event will include a country store with baked items and a quilt.