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MARCH 19

• Clinton County Conservation Quiz Night at Rock Creek, 3942 291st St., Camanche. Doors open at 5 p.m., quiz at 6 p.m. Bring your own drinks and snacks to this fun trivia event to raise money for the Friends of Rock Creek and Fishing Has No Boundaries organizations. Register your table of eight for $80 or $15 per person. Call or text (563) 212-0955 for more information.

MARCH 20TH

• Andover Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Andover Fire Department, 1367 Washington Street, Andover.

MARCH 22

• Sarah Watson, originally from DeWitt, will present “I spent a month in France” on the DeWitt Noon Lions Club travel diary. Shows are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Operahouse Theater in downtown DeWitt. A donation of $5 is suggested. The Lions are returning proceeds from the travelogue series as support for community projects. No place is reserved. Masks are not mandatory but are recommended.

• Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center, open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rock Creek Marina and Campground, 3942 291st St., Camanche. The Nature Center and camp store are open with a naturalist to show you all the animals.

• Stories in the Stars, 6:30 p.m., Soaring Eagle Nature Center, just south of Clinton’s Eagle Point Park. Call (563) 357-0759 to let Chuck know that you will be joining the group to listen to “Stories in the Stars.”

MARCH 23

• Volunteer educators from the Windmill Cultural Center in Fulton, Illinois will host Wild Winter Wednesday. Doors open at 9 a.m. for coffee, tea, and treats from the grinder. The program begins at approximately 9:20 a.m. and will include Rhonda Bray’s presentation on monarch butterflies. The programs are free and available to the public. If schools in River Bend are closed due to weather, the WWW is also canceled.

• Clinton Public Library Storytime, 10:30-11:30 am. Storytime is on the second floor of the library in the Storytime Room on the west side of the building. There will be fun stories, songs, puppet shows and a craft to take home.

• Birds of Prey, 6 p.m., Rock Creek. Learn about the different raptors of Iowa in this PowerPoint presentation. There will also be an appearance of a live Red-tailed Hawk and Barred Owl.

• CrossView Church, 705 14th Ave., Fulton, Illinois, will host a free community meal from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Sloppy Joe’s on rolls, fries, Jell-o, applesauce and assorted desserts are on the menu. If the River Bend School District in Fulton is canceled due to a weather problem, the meal will also be cancelled.

MARCH 24

• The Sawmill Museum Winter Lecture Series: Eastern Iowa Young Farmers Coalition by Molly Schintler, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sawmill Museum, 2231 Grant St., Clinton. Free to attend. RSVPs are not required to attend and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, the calendar is available on https://www.thesawmillmuseum.org/speakerseries.html or call 242-0343.

MARCH 25

• Device Advice, Clinton Public Library, 10 a.m. to noon. Is technology a problem for you? Visit the library for one-on-one help during device advice hours.

MARCH 26

• The 2022 Icicle Bicycle ride will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The 28-mile ride will begin at Happy Joe’s in Clinton and travel to Thomson, Illinois. Runners will stop at Casey’s for snacks and refreshments, then return to Clinton where they’ll enjoy Little Joe’s pizza or pasta at Happy Joe’s for a chance to win door prizes. The registration fee before March 10 is $20; after this date, the registration fee is $25. Early bird registration forms are available at Icicle Bicycle 2022 on Facebook or you can register on the day of the event. For more information, call or text Mary Rupp at (563) 249-9008 or email [email protected] The event is sponsored by the Riverbend Bicycle Club.

MARCH 29

• Prince of Peace Parish will host the second part of its “Peace Soup” Lenten Series at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall, 1105 LaMetta Wynn Drive. Join us for a simple meal of soup and bread followed by the “A Visit to the United States – Mexican Frontier” presentation. Guest speakers will be Andy Hardigan, Kent Ferris, Ryan Burchett and Barbara Arland-Fye. This panel will discuss their recent immersion visit to the US-Mexico border with Bishop Zinkula.

MARCH 30

• Clinton Public Library Storytime, 10:30-11:30 am. Storytime is on the second floor of the library in the Storytime Room on the west side of the building. There will be fun stories, songs, puppet shows and a craft to take home.

• Lyons Reads Book Club, 5-6:30 pm The Lyons Reads Book Club is laid back and we have fun conversations about books and authors. We each read our own book and discuss it with our group. This meeting will be held at the Lyon Library branch from 5-6:30 p.m. Call 242-5355 for details and to register for the month of March.

• Volunteer educators from the Windmill Cultural Center in Fulton, Illinois will host Wild Winter Wednesday. Doors open at 9 a.m. for coffee, tea, and treats from the grinder. The program begins at approximately 9:20 a.m. and will include baking and the Clinton Community College student art exhibit. The programs are free and available to the public. If schools in River Bend are closed due to weather, the WWW is also canceled.

MARCH, 31ST

• National Pencil Day. Coloring is known to help with anxiety, encourage relaxation and be fun. To celebrate the day, the Clinton Public Library will have color pages and crayons available for all age groups near the front desk on the ground floor of the Clinton Public Library, the Juvenile Department, and the library of the Lyon branch on March 31. If you don’t have time to color at the library, stop by and pick up a coloring page to take home.

APRIL 5

The DeWitt Noon Lions Club Travel Diary will feature Norm Moline of Rock Island, Illinois, who will present “China and the United States: Understanding China Through a Comparative Lens.” Shows are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Operahouse Theater in downtown DeWitt. A donation of $5 is suggested. The Lions are returning proceeds from the travelogue series as support for community projects. No place is reserved. Masks are not mandatory but are recommended.

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