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NOV. 5

• Annual Book and Bake Sale at Odell Public Library in Morrison, Illinois, 9 am to 2 pm The Program Room will be filled with books for all levels and all interests. A wide variety of baked goods will be available at the bake sale.
• Bald Eagle Eco Cruise, 1 pm, Rock Creek. This will be the public’s last opportunity this year to take a Mississippi Eco Cruise on the Blue Heron pontoon boat. The American bald eagles will start to congregate along the Mississippi River for the winter and we hope to see several of the birds during the cruise. Call 259-1876 to register. Signup is open now for the Eagle Cruise.

• Join Naturalist Tony Vorwald, with Jackson County Conservation, and the Iowa Prairie Network at 1 pm as they work to remove unwanted woody and harmful invasive species at the Blackhawk Wildlife Area Bluff Prairie, at the end of 138th Ave., Maquoketa. Volunteers will help remove unwanted species using hand tools. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to help harvest native prairie seed that will aid in the hill prairie’s restoration. This program is free. Dress for the weather, and bring your preferred work gloves. Hand tools will be provided. Please register 48 hours in advance. To register call Jackson County Conservation at (563) 652-3783 or email

• The Skyline Center, 2600 N. Fourth St., is hosting a ghost adventure fundraiser for the Skyline Foundation from 4 to 11:55 pm Come on a tour with the Iowa City Ghost Hunters and see how the paranormal investigation is done. You will be able to see equipment and see a different side of the old Schick Hospital (currently the Skyline Administration Building). All proceeds will benefit the individuals that Skyline serves. Cost is a $25 donation per person. For more information, email Tricia Kane at

• #52Stories at Lyons Branch Library, 1:30-3 pm On every headstone or plaque, there are two dates separated by a dash. How do you define your dash? The #52Stories genealogy project provides the inspiration you need to write down one story every week for a year by using a handwritten journal, blog, voice, or video recording. During this meeting we will chat about what we are doing with our own #52Stories project by sharing our stories & photos. Registration is encouraged, please call 242-5355.

• Basic Embroidery Class at Lyons Branch Library, 11 am to noon. If you would like to learn how to embroider and are not sure where to start, please join us for a basic embroidery class taught by Marilee Hilgendorf. With only a few supplies and learning some basic stitches, we will be creating a beautiful craft project. We will be providing some supplies for this class but you are encouraged to purchase a 5-inch hoop and embroidery needles. Registration is encouraged; call 242-5355.

• A celebration of the fifth year of the Scott for Tots toy drive will take place at Legend’s Draft Haus at 2118 Harrison Drive, beginning at noon. There will be a bags tournament while local businesses run giveaways and bands Down 24, The Old School, 3 on the Tree, and Brooke Byam & the Daymakers perform on a flat-bed trailer. A toy donation will happily be accepted in lieu of the $10 cover.

• Sirena Huang, gold medal winner in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis in September, will be the guest soloist with Clinton Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 pm in Centennial Auditorium at Sterling High School, Sterling, Ill. The Symphony and Community State Bank have arranged for a bus for concert-goers from Clinton, through Fulton, Ill., and Morrison, Ill., to the concert in Sterling. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling (563) 219-8084. Tickets for the concert are available at the door. Adult admission is $20, and all students are admitted free of charge through the generosity of the Symphony’s many supporters. In addition, an adult who acccompanies a student will be admitted for half price.

NOV. 7

• Clinton Community College students, faculty and staff are willing to take a pie in the face to fill the CCC Cupboard at 12:30 p.m. The pie throwing will take place at the CCC Auditorium, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton. To donate to the CCC Cupboard, items such as food, cleaning products, personal hygiene items, diapers, and baby food can be delivered to the information desk at Clinton Community College, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton. For more information, call CCC at 244-7001.

NOV. 8

• Baby Dance Party, 10:30 a.m., Clinton Public Library. Something new the library is adding to youth programs is a monthly baby dance party. There will be songs, toys, and bubbles for you and your baby to interact! This is a great chance for babies and caregivers to socialize with each other and their peers.

• Beginning Crochet at Lyons Branch Library, 1-2:30 pm Would you like to learn to crochet but not sure where to start? Sandy Logan is teaching us the basics. You will need to bring an H hook and a worsted weight yarn that is not fine or bulky. Registration is encouraged; call 242-5355.

• “After Five” will meet at 6:30 pm at Triple Play Banquet & Bowl, 1601 Ninth Ave., Fulton, Illinois. Cost of dinner is $14. Special feature will be “The Many Uses of Aprons” by Joan Vidlak. She will speak on “Life, What an Adventure!” Phone for reservations and cancellations by Nov. 6 to Ruth Huizenga at (309) 659-2175 or Carolene Sterenberg at (563) 212-5528.

NOV. 9

• The Clinton Public Library’s Juvenile Department Storytime, 10:30 am Storytimes are on the second floor of the library in the storytime room on the west side of the building. Join us for fun, stories, songs, puppet shows, and a craft to take home.

• Stonecroft Clinton Women’s Connection invites all women to brunch followed by an inspirational, non-denominational speaker at 9:30 am at Community Reformed Church, 727 N. 12th St., Clinton. The cost to attend is $10. Speaker Marilyn Garapolo, of Plainfield, Illinois will speak on “Laughter is a Medicine.” The annual bazaar will also be held that morning. Bring your donations of baked goods, crafts and white elephant items. For reservations, contact Donna at (563) 357-6843 or Nancy at 242-8819 or (563) 357-8859.

• The Girls of Clinton High Class of 1959 will have lunch together at Corner Deli at noon.

• A free community meal, The Table, at CrossView Church, 703 14th Ave., in Fulton. The meal is served from 5:30-6:15 pm The menu includes chili, crackers, cinnamon rolls, carrots and celery and assorted desserts.