• 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.