Black Hawk offers summer camps: Black Hawk College will offer a variety of camps and classes for ages 4-18 this summer. For those interested in technology, business, fashion, history, art, music, science, math or foreign languages, go to For those interested in summer swim school classes, available during the days and evenings in June for children ages 4-15, go to High school students interested in jazz can participate in a summer jazz workshop. Go to for more information.

High school girls interested in science, technology, engineering or math can participate in Digital Divas Go Green, a technology camp for girls who have completed 8-12th grade. For more information, go to divas. Girls ages 8-14 interested in softball can participate in the Black Hawk College softball camp from June 17-20. For more information go to

Historian to discuss peace in the Middle East: The Moline Public Library and the Jewish Federation of the Quad-Cities will host the negotiation and peacebuilding series, “Building Peace in the Middle East,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 11, 18 and 25 and July 2 at the Moline Library, 3210 41st St. The series will feature historian Dr. Arther Pitz as he teaches participants conflict resolution and international relations through the methods of the Harvard Negotiation Project. The grant-funded program is provided by the U.S. Institute of Peace. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, go to the Moline Public Library or call 309-524-2470.

Enrollment partnership established between colleges: Western Illinois University-Quad-Cities and Sauk Valley Community College have signed an agreement that allows students to concurrently enroll at both institutions. The program will allow students to take courses at both WIU-QC and a participating community college during their first and second year of college to ensure a successful transfer. The agreement includes all of Western’s degree programs. For more information contact WIU-QC Admissions at 309-762-1495 or email


Save the Milan fireworks display: The inaugural Milan Fireworks Fund Run will take place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Camden Park, Milan. The color run will allow participants to walk or run through colored powder while supporting the local community. Registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt and gift bag. Proceeds will go directly to the Fireworks Fund to help the village of Milan continue their fireworks display at Camden Park. To register, go to