• The Clintonish Knitters meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
• Ashford University’s Cortona Art Gallery will come alive with stringed puppets during its first exhibit of the fall 2012 semester, “Everyday Marionettes,” from Sept. 17 through Oct. 17.
A reception for artist Ken Vogel will be held on the last day of the exhibit from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the gallery. The Cortona Art Gallery is located on the second floor of Ashford University’s Clare Hall at 400 N. Bluff Blvd. The gallery is open to the public for free every weekday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and for private showings by appointment. For further information, call 242-4023.
• A Constitution Day celebration will be held at Clinton Community College auditorium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring candidates in the upcoming election. Jose Tapia, MTV star, will also speak during this event about the campaign issues and encouraging students to register and vote.
Voter registration forms will be available at the event. The public is invited to this free event.
• The annual Fulton Fireman's Dance will be at the new fire station. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the department will serve grilled sandwiches throughout the evening.
At 8:30 p.m. the band Dirt Road Rockers with Wyatt Heyvaert will perform until 12:30 a.m. Cost is $5 in advance or $6 at the gate There will be various raffles and giveaways during the event. Proceeds will go toward updating hose nozzles on the fire trucks.
• Paint The Town will be held in Morrison, Ill. Each entrant receives paints, a T-shirt, brushes and the necessary tools to paint a square on Main Street.
Each entrant receives a “goody bag” of sponsor’s promotional items.
• The Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa will present “Heartache Tonight” a tribute to the Eagles at 7 p.m.
Tickets for adults are $22 in advance and $25 at the door. Student tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. The show runs approximately 2 hours. Beer and wine will be available. Tickets can be purchased at the Ohnward Fine Arts Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Osterhaus Pharmacy and the Maquoketa State Bank Main Office.
• The Clinton Community College Student Senate will host the third annual Cruising with the Cougars Car Show at the college, 1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Tickets are being sold for prizes. Tickets are now available for $2 each or three for $5. Contact Clinton Community College at 244-7006 for more information.
• “Jesus Calms The Storm” is the fourth annual Gala Event at First Baptist Church, 2020 N. Third St., from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $5. There will be a performance by ”Guys In Ties” as well as food, entertainment, door prizes, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds go to help the needy in the community.
• The Welton Volunteer Fire Department’s all-you-can-eat omelet breakfast will be at the Welton Fire Station in Welton.
Serving will take place from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for kids younger than 12 and those younger than 5 get in free.
• Clinton Community College is hosting a Social Service Agency Information Fair from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the CCC Auditorium, 1000 Lincoln Blvd. Representatives from agencies will be available to share information about the services they offer, as well as answer any questions about their services.
Students from Clinton Community College and the general public are invited to attend. A Nook Tablet will be given away to a CCC student who attends the fair. Several of the agencies will also host drawings for free prizes.
• “Hike the Dike” participants will meet at 1 p.m. on the Clinton riverfront to start the 1-mile walk, meeting at the lighthouse picnic table, just south of the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre.
Community members are welcome and there is no cost to participate.
- Things to do Ongoing •?Clintonish Knitters meet Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays between 9 and noon. There is no fee for this group. Stitchers share techniques and the love of knitting or crocheting. Meetings are at Clinton's St Paul's Lutheran Church
SLIDESHOW: Dutch Days festival
Much-anticipated rain held off Saturday for the annual Dutch Days festival in Fulton, Ill., which was celebrating its 39th year of highlighting Dutch heritage.
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- Rob Parton Big Band on stage in DeWitt DEWITT -- The Central Performing Arts Center and Iowa Mutual Insurance Company of DeWitt Iowa are hosting a performance of Rob Parton Big Band "Then and Now," with DeWitt native Kristy Smith Parton. The evening of jazz will begin at 7 p.m. April 27.
- Things to Do Things to do Ongoing • The Left Bank Art League of East Moline, Ill., will exhibit at the River Arts Center in Clinton through April 21. The paintings and raku pottery of these nine artists, Sheryl Lammers, Pat Halvorsen, Rose Moore, Judy O. Gray, Bo
Leadership Institute to promote June events
The 2013 class of the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Institute is embarking on an aggressive marketing campaign to inform the community of the abundant events that take place in Clinton and the surrounding areas.
- Things to do Ongoing • The Left Bank Art League of East Moline, Ill., will be exhibiting at the River Arts Center in Clinton through April 21. The paintings and raku pottery of these nine dedicated artists, Sheryl Lammers, Pat Halvorsen, Rose Moore, Judy O. Gray,
Communities to host Easter egg hunts this weekend
Easter treats won’t be hard to find this weekend in Fulton, Ill., and Camanche.
Things to do
The Clinton Community College Alumni Association will host a trivia contest at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the CCC auditorium.
Things to do
The 32nd annual 4-mile Easter Seals/Children’s Therapy Center Run/Fun walk is March 24.
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