Library hosts program

on homeschooling

The Bettendorf Public Library will host "Homeschooling 101: An Introduction" from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. 

An Area Education Agency representative will present information about the Homeschool Assistance Program. Homeschooling parents also will discuss different methods as well as opportunities for support in the Quad-City area. For more information, call 563-344-4175.

Bettendorf Library closed

Nov. 19 for in-service

The Bettendorf Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 19, for a staff in-service day.

Normal hours will resume on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Patrons will still be able to return materials to the library's 24/7 drop box on the back side of the building at 2950 Learning Campus Drive. Cardholders also will be able to access the library's collection of online books, audiobooks, music and magazines by visiting bettendorflibrary.com.

 For more information, visit the website or call 563-344-4175.

Enjoy a crafternoon

at Bettendorf library

The Bettendorf Public Library will host a Holiday Crafternoon from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16.

This DIY program invites participants 16 years and older to drop by the library at 2950 Learning Campus Drive to create unique holiday ornaments. Guests will be able to fashion ornaments from six selections and may drop in anytime during the event.

Staff will be on-hand to help guide and answer questions about the projects. All supplies and tools will be provided to make a spectrum of ornament styles, from traditional paper stars to high-tech 3-D pen snowflakes.

Free yard waste

pickup announced

Bettendorf residents will not have to put yard waste stickers on paper yard waste bags through Dec. 6.

Residents also may take yard waste to the Davenport Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave. for no charge. The no-charge weeks at the facility run through Dec. 8.

For more information, call 563-344-4088.

Parks host Mother-Son/

Father-Daughter Day

Bettendorf's Parks and Recreation Department will host a Mother-Son and Father-Daughter Day on Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Life Fitness Center, 2222 Middle Road.

Participants can chose from a variety of activities including laser tag, obstacle courses, dinosaur races, dodgeball, crafts, food and more.

Times will include:

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Mother-Son: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Father-Daughter: 2:30-4:30 p.m.

For more information or to register, call 563-344-4113 or visit bettendorf.org. $35.

Ascentra accepting

scholarship applications

The competition is underway for the Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship Program for the 2019-2020 school year.

A total of $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to 10 Ascentra members to help offset the costs of attending a college, university or trade school. Scholarships are awarded as follows:

  •  Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school students planning to enter college.
  • Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to non-traditional students age 19 or older planning to attend higher education

The scholarship competition allows members to keep applying every year they are enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning. To date, the competition has awarded $73,000 in scholarships.

All applicants are judged on an essay, resume, awards, extracurricular activities, volunteer services and work experience. This year's 500-word essay question is "Why should people choose credit unions over large banks?"

The deadline for the Ascentra Scholarship Competition is Feb. 29, 2020.

To learn about other scholarship opportunities, applications and official rules, visit Ascentra.org/scholarships or any Ascentra branch.

Holiday event planned

for senior citizens

Tis the Season will be held Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State St., Bettendorf.

Doors will open at 1 p.m. with entertainment beginning at 1:30 p.m. Senior citizens, 60 years old and older, can enjoy holiday music, entertainment and refreshments. This event is free and open to all Q-C seniors.

Registration is open and continues until Monday, Dec. 2, or until the event is full. For more information or to make reservations, call 563-344-4000.

Life Fitness Center

to show holiday movies

Holiday movies will be shown in October and December at the Life Fitness Center, 2222 Middle Road, Bettendorf.

There also will be themed activities offered from 5:00-5:45 p.m. and cash concessions. Movies will begin at 5:45 p.m. Participants should bring lawn chairs or blankets.

The next movie will be:

Saturday, Dec. 14: The Grinch

For more information, call the Life Fitness Center at 563-344-4119. Admission is $4, $2 for center members.

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