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FEB. 26

• Local children are invited to explore “The Many Languages ​​of Peace” at the Discovery Center, 332 Eighth Ave. South. Admission to the Discovery Center is $4 per person aged 2-64, $3 per person aged 65 and over, and free for children 1 and under as well as Discovery Center members . All children must be accompanied by an adult.

• Clinton County Conservation will host its Family Winter Festival from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Rock Creek Marina and Campground in Camanche. The provisional schedule includes:

• 9h-12h: Ice fishing if favorable conditions.

• 9 am: Presentation of the Starlab inflatable planetarium.

• 10am-12pm: Games, crafts and live animals.

• 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Tapping and demonstration of maple syrup.

• 1 p.m.: Polar Diving. Watch divers or sign up to dive for $100. Call or text Jill at (563) 349-8680 for more information.

• 2 p.m.: Creekside Jam. This round jam house promotes the acoustic expression of local talent. Come participate or simply listen.

FEB. 27

• St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will hold its monthly community meal. Free for the public. Dinner is served this month (curbside pickup only) beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Church, 715 S. Third St., Clinton. On the menu of the month: St. Paul VBS Special Recipe Sloppy Joes, chips, green beans, apple, dessert and drink. Visit the church’s website at http://www.saintpaulclinton.org to RSVP, or call the church 242-1402 before Sunday noon.

• Orientbeering: River Ridge Brewery in Prairie Creek. River Ridge Brewery and Jackson County Conservation will be celebrating the start of spring at the Prairie Creek Recreation Area Pavilion, 1215 E. Summit St., Maquoketa. From 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., meet at the Prairie Creek Recreation Area. There will be orienteering, compass navigation, maple tapping, socializing and beer. Come dressed for the weather. For more information, email [email protected]

FEB. 28

• The Northwest Illinois Forestry Association will host Richard Benning of Northwest Illinois Audubon at 7:00 pm at the Stockton Public Library. Benning will discuss eight birds that depend on woodland ecosystems and explain how they use woodlands in various ways. Benning leads bird walks and compiles the Freeport Circle of the Christmas Bird Count. He retired 10 years ago from being the youth education coordinator at Dells Nature Center near Rockford, Illinois. He finds all areas of natural history interesting and realizes more and more how everything is connected. This meeting is free and open to the public. You can also join the meeting via Zoom using this link – https://illinois.zoom.us/j/86353475455?pwd=WVNWZGtMZUR1cDZOdVhFb0hoSnlVUT09; if needed, the meeting ID is 863 5347 5455 and the password is 107460. The Stockton Public Library is located at 140 W. Benton, Stockton, Illinois.

1ST OF MARCH

• Open range, air rifles at Rock Creek Park, Camanche, 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. The air rifle shooting range in the basement of the Eco Center will be open. Children 9 years and older must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is mandatory. Dial (563) 847-7202.

MARCH 2

• CrossView Church, 705 14th Ave., Fulton, Illinois, will host a free community meal from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Pulled pork sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, cornbread 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.

• Maple syrup demonstration, 1 pm, Westbrook Park, DeWitt. Participants will tap the trees, taste their sap and process the syrup in two phases. Look for the group in the back parking lot.

3RD OF MARCH

• Maple syrup demonstration, 3:30 p.m., Eden Valley Refuge. Participants will tap the trees, taste their sap and process the syrup in two phases. Look for us in the trailhead parking lot.

• The Solar System, 6 pm, Rock Creek Park. Clinton County Conservation will project a very realistic view of the solar system on its 12-foot screen. Participants will visit the eight planets, the sun and the moon.

• The Sawmill Museum Winter Lecture Series: Where’s Blackhawk? By Russell Fry, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the 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 4

• Homeschoolers are invited to the Hurstville Interpretive Center, 18670 63rd St., Maquoketa, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to learn about American bison through activities and animal artifacts . Registration 48 hours before the program. To register, call the Hurstville Interpretive Center at (563) 652-3783 or email [email protected]

8 MARCH

• Prince of Peace Parish will be presenting in its “Peace Soup” Lenten Series, 6:00 pm, Prince of Peace Parish Hall, 1105 LaMetta Wynn Drive. A simple meal of soup and bread will be followed by a presentation entitled “Resettlement of Afghan Refugees in Our Region,” featuring Tim and Mary Moothart of Dubuque. They will talk about their work with refugees and discuss ways we can support their efforts. You can bring your own bowl of soup if you wish.

MARCH 9

• Stonecroft Clinton Women’s Connection, 9:30 am, Community Reformed Church, 747 N. 12th St. Cost to attend is $10. There will be a brunch followed by a special feature and an inspirational, non-denominational speaker. No dues or memberships are required to attend the monthly meetings. The special feature is Detective Rod Livesay of the Clinton Police Department. He will introduce “Facebook, SnapChat and law enforcement”. Speaker Dorothy Smith of Moline, Illinois will speak on “Your Unique Scent”. All women are invited to attend. Reservations are due March 4. For reservations or more information, contact Donna at 563 (357) 6843 or Nancy at 242-8819 or (563) 357-8859.

MARCH 10

• Sawmill Museum Winter Lecture Series: LyondellBasell, 5:30-6:30 pm, 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 11

• The Lyons Business & Professionals association joins forces with The Trivia Chick for a quiz night. The room opens at 6 p.m. for social time and registration, and the quiz begins at 7 p.m. Held at Tuscany at Rastrelli, the evening will benefit from LBPA programming. To register, email [email protected] or leave a comment on the Facebook page event at https://fb.me/e/7ePP0grSS. Cost is $10 per person with teams up to 8. You can also register at the door. Bring your own snacks in Tuscany. Rastrelli’s will have a cash bar for the evening. Please no alcohol outside.

• The Morrison Music Theater Association production of “Steel Magnolias” at the Morrison Institute of Technology auditorium, Morrison, Illinois, 7:00 p.m. Tickets are general admission, no reserved seating. Advance tickets are $10 and are available at Fitzgerald Pharmacy, 124 E. Main St., Morrison, and Clinton Printing, 1402 Roosevelt St., Clinton

12TH OF MARCH

• The Morrison Music Theater Association’s production of “Steel Magnolias” at the Morrison Institute of Technology auditorium in Morrison, Illinois at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are general admission, no reserved seating. Advance tickets are $10 and are available at Fitzgerald Pharmacy, 124 E. Main St., Morrison, and Clinton Printing, 1402 Roosevelt St., Clinton

MARCH 13

• The Morrison Music Theater Association’s production of “Steel Magnolias” in the auditorium of the Morrison Institute of Technology in Morrison, Illinois at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are general admission, no reserved seating. Advance tickets are $10 and are available at Fitzgerald Pharmacy, 124 E. Main St., Morrison, and Clinton Printing, 1402 Roosevelt St., Clinton

THE 17TH OF MARCH

• Sawmill Museum Winter Lecture Series: Naeve Family Farm & Beef, 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 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.