• Hats Off to Clinton is an outdoor art gallery dedicated to the people of Clinton. This is a gallery that can be seen in the windows of businesses along Fifth Avenue South, Second Street and Main Avenue, comprised of more than 240 photographs of people from Clinton and the surrounding area. The photos will be available for viewing through March 11.
• The Left Bank Art League of East Moline, Ill., will be exhibiting at the River Arts Center in Clinton from March 6-April 21, with an artists' reception on Sunday, March 10, from 2-4 p.m. The paintings and raku pottery of nine dedicated artists, Sheryl Lammers, Pat Halvorsen, Rose Moore, Judy O. Gray, Bonnie Grebner, Karen Stewart Casper, Sharon Hanson, Lori Mille and Brent Langley will be shown. The River Arts Center is located at 229 Fifth Ave. South in Clinton and is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 1-4 p.m. and by appointment for groups, programs and tours by calling 243-3300. Operated by volunteers from the Clinton Art Association, all exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.
• Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is inviting students and families to the March 8 Visit Day at Clinton, Muscatine and Scott community colleges. The event begins at 9 a.m. at each campus. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the college and learn about financial aid options, programs of study, clubs and activities, and get answers to all of their questions about starting college. The event is open to current high school students and their parents, as well as individuals who have been out of school for a number of years and are considering starting college classes for the first time. The community colleges offer a wide variety of programs designed specifically to help students get ahead in today’s world. These include a college transfer program for students interested in completing a bachelor’s degree or beyond, and more than 50 career programs for those who want to enter directly into the job market. The colleges continue to work to keep tuition low, currently the lowest in the state of Iowa, and provide a wide variety of grant, loan and scholarship options. For more information contact Clinton Community College, 1000 Lincoln Boulevard, Clinton, at 244-7000. For more information go online to www.eicc.edu/visit.
• The Clinton County Conservation Board is sponsoring a workshop on Wildlife Photography. The workshop will be held at the new Mississippi River Eco Center at Rock Creek Marina. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at 2:45 p.m. There will be a break for lunch, which will be available at the facility. The workshop is intended to provide useful information to a broad range of photographers ranging from beginners to advanced. The workshop is titled “Wildlife Photography: A Sharing.” A diverse group of presenters with a range of knowledge has been recruited to share information and experience. The workshop is free; however, for the sake of planning for support materials, call Clinton County Conservation office at (563) 847-7202. Ask to have your name placed on the list for attending the wildlife photography workshop. The Mississippi River Eco Center is located in the Rock Creek Marina, just south of Camanche off US 67.
• The Eastern Iowa Doll/Toy show at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, Maquoketa, Iowa. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with early bird buyers entering at 8 a.m. This is Iowa’s largest show of its kind, offering the Midwest’s finest examples of collectibles from dealers throughout the Midwest. More show information can be found at the website: www.easterniowadollshows.com or from Sherryl Newton, 212 E. Fourth St., Waterloo, IA 50703, (319) 610-3534. Enter the show for $4, with children under 10 free; early bird entry is $10.
• Carol Chandler of Dixon, Ill., will be the presenter at the Wild Winter Wednesday program at 9 a.m. at the Windmill Cultural Center in Fulton.
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