Apr 302015

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.
Davenport — St. Paul the Apostle Parish is hosting a grief ministry for those enduring any type of hurt. The group meets on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in McEleney Hall. Sessions begin May 7 and runs for 10 weeks. The first four weeks are open, after that the group will become closed to new people until a new 10 week session begins. For more information contact Judi Droll at (563) 322-3665 or (563) 340-6196.
Iowa City — The next Worldwide Marri­age Encounter weekend will take place May 1-3 at the Highlander Clarion Hotel. There is a $50 application fee for the weekend and a donation is requested at the close of the weekend to help cover expenses. To sign up for a weekend visit iowa-wwme. org. For more information call Jeff or Janet Francois at (563) 608-3305.
Keokuk — All Saints Knights of Columbus are hosting a First Friday Fish Fry May 1. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., serving begins at 6 p.m.
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting its annual Be The Change May 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with local growers and prairie staff leading a discussion on locally grown foods. Enjoy locally grown food and learn to plan a spring garden using heirloom seeds. Cost is $25; call (563) 336-8414 to register.
Camanche — Church of the Visitation Parish is hosting a fundraiser breakfast May 3 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and under. Carry-outs available; call (563) 259-1188 for more information.
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Parish is hosting a blood drive May 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the school gym. To raise money for the Red Cross of the Quad Cities, the parish will raffle off an emergency weather radio and a first aid travel kit; tickets are $1 each.
Iowa City — A Culture of Life dinner will take place at St. Wenceslaus Parish Hall May 2 at 5 p.m. Register at or call (319) 400-5695 for more information.

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