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Ellie, a 12-year-old border collie owned by Wexford Farms Pet Food president Rich Rothamel, licks both bowls clean after a mixing demonstration in 2013. Pet food and supplies will be collected Oct. 14-15 at Grace Lutheran Church, Davenport.

Grace Lutheran plans pet weekend

A weekend in which pet food and supplies are collected is planned for Oct. 14-15 at Grace Lutheran Church, 1140 E. High St., Davenport.

According to church member Diana Sanderson, the pet supplies are donated to local shelters, which this year includes Rescued, 2105 16th St., Moline. Food, blankets, towels and money is collected during the weekend.

Sanderson, who used to be a nurse, said she saw first-hand how pets can benefit people, but many need help buying pet food and supplies. There are two drives each year made at Grace Lutheran.

Fall Harvest luncheon is Oct. 17 in EM

Christ United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall is the site for the sixth annual Fall Harvest Luncheon, featuring soups and salads.

The event is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Oct. 17 at 3801 7th St., East Moline. Tickets are $9, and proceeds assist United Methodist Women's projects. Tickets are on sale and will be sold at the door. For more information, call 309-755-2508.

Church Women United to look at teen depression 

The topics of teen-age depression and suicide will be discussed in a public session on Thursday, Oct. 19, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 4501 7th Ave., Rock Island.

The Rock Island-Milan unit of Church Women United presents the program, in partnership with Transitions Mental Health Services. The Mickle Communications documentary, "If Only You Knew: The Journey Through Teen Depression and Suicide," is a program feature.

Holocaust Institute features performance artist 

Judy Winnick, an actress and performance artist from Colorado, will portray Alice Herz-Sommer in a one-act play as part of the Holocaust Institute: Music and Hope.

The Oct. 26 program is free and open to the public. It is 4-7:15 p.m. at the Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, Davenport.

The program: Registration and hors d'oeuvres, exhibits, 4-5 p.m.;  Holocaust educator presentations and Winnick's program, 6 p.m.

  Herz-Sommer is a concert pianist who performed more than 100 concerts for fellow prisoners in the Terezin Concentration Camp, during World War II. A question-and-answer session will follow.

NPR faith reporter to visit St. Paul on Nov. 12

Tom Gjelten, an NPR reporter who covers issues of religion, faith, and belief, is St. Paul Lutheran's 2017 Faith & Life Series speaker. On Sunday, Nov. 12, 10:45 a.m. and 4 p.m., Gjelten will speak at the church, 2136 Brady St., Davenport.

Every fall, the church brings individuals of national stature to the Quad-Cities — sparking new ideas about what it means to live faithfully. The presentations are free and open to the public. After the presentation, a reception will be held.

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