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Demo explains window repair

A demonstration on how to repair original, double-hung windows will be given at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2229 10th Ave., Rock Island, a home in the city's Broadway Historic District.

The demo will include upper sash repair, window cord replacement and repair and weatherstripping.

A $10 donation is requested (free for residents of the city's historic Broadway and Longview neighborhoods).

To reserve your place, sign up at

African violet sale is Oct. 14

The fall display and sale of the Quad-Cities African Violet Society will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Wallace's Garden Center and Greenhouses, 2605 Devils Glen Road, Bettendorf.

Unusual varieties of African violets, streptocarpus, episcias and other gesneriads will be available for purchase. Also, members will be on hand to answer questions.

Talk lauds life of 'Ober'

A free talk on Ernest Oberholtzer, a former Davenporter credited with helping to establish the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, will be 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad- Cities, 3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport.

Beth Waterhouse, executive director of the Ernest Oberholtzer Foundation, will present the program.

Oberholtzer lived in Davenport until about 1915 when he was drawn to the far north, and he began to live on Rainy Lake. "Ober," as his friends called him, also was one of eight founding members of the Wilderness Society, a non-profit land conservation organization dedicated to protecting natural areas and federal public lands.

Since his death in 1977, a foundation in his name has preserved his island home, cared for his collections, and honored his career as a wilderness advocate. Oberholtzer is buried in Davenport's Oakdale Memorial Gardens.

Class teaches art of flowers

If you have taken a basic floral design course, you can expand your skills with advanced floral design, appropriate for weddings and other special events, at Black Hawk College.

Classes will be from 5:45-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 17 to Nov. 7. The cost is $150. To register, call 309-796-8223 by Friday, Oct. 13.

Feel like a Greek lunch?

A Greek meal and program on Greek Orthodox history and traditions will begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in East Moline.

The Lifelong Learner Lunch is sponsored by Black Hawk College.

The cost is $23. To register, call 309-796-8223 by Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Mr./Ms. Habitat fundraiser is Oct. 21

Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities’ largest fundraiser of the year, culminating in the selection of Mr. & Ms. Habitat 2017, will be Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, Davenport.

Candidates are Dinah Wagner, Janice Payne, Joe Ryan, Rene del Fabro, Rita Rawson and Sean Eckhardt.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails, heavy appetizers, desserts, games and a silent auction. The Mr. & Ms. Habitat competition will begin at 7 p.m., emceed by Comedy Sportz’s Guys in Ties.

This year Habitat for Humanity-Quad-Cities dedicated its 100th home in the Quad-Cites community. This translates to more than 430 people being able to call a Habitat house their home.

Tickets are $50 and may be reserved by going online to For questions, call 563-359-9066.

Workshop looks at how buying affects planet

A workshop titled "The Good Life Redefined" will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 13th St., Moline.

The speaker will discuss how our “stuff” affects the planet and how to find meaningful ways to create a more joyful life that also improves our relationships with each other and the earth.

The workshop will be led by Sarah Paulos, outreach coordinator of Iowa Interfaith Power & Light. The cost is $5.

Sponsors are Edwards United Church of Christ, Metropolitan Community Church, and the Unitarian Universalists of the Quad-Cities, all of Davenport, and St. John’s Lutheran of Rock Island, and Trinity Lutheran Church and First Lutheran of Moline, and Thrivent Financial.

Also, Earth Keepers, an ecumenical group of faith communities hoping to "green" their congregations.

For more information contact To register, go to Pre-registration required.

Museum hosts spooky event

The Family Museum, Bettendorf, will host its annual Scarecrow Shenanigans from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in which almost every gallery and room will be filled with art activities, games, and science projects.

You'll find mini-pumpkin decorating, pumpkin bowling, glow-in-the-dark jack o’ lanterns, make-your-own witch’s brew, a creepy crawly room with real bugs and a bug craft, build-a-web workshop, ghostly bubbles (aka dry-ice demonstrations), dance performances by the Family Museum Dance Studio dancers, a bounce house, a free family portrait from Walgreens printed while you wait, and Halloween candy and games.

The cost is $8 (free for members).

For more information, 563-344-4106, or visit