The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Entertainment & Events

May 23, 2012

Things to do

CLINTON — May 24

• The Clintonish Knitters meet at St. Paul Lutheran Church from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Knitters drop in as their schedules permit. Stitchers work on various charity projects and personal knitting. Beginners can get assistance and everyone receives encouragement.

There are no charges for belonging to this group. Enter the east entrance from the parking lot and go upstairs, follow the signs.

• Sunset Cruise at 7 p.m. at Rock Creek Marina and Campground, Camanche. Every Thursday evening through October, naturalist-guided eco cruises aboard the Blue Heron pontoon boat will be offered on the Mississippi River. Call (563) 259-1876 to reserve a spot.

May 25

• Birds of Prey program at 6 p.m. at Walnut Grove Park Campground, Toronto. Relax at the shelter to meet some of Iowa's resident raptors. It will be a presentation with mounts, hands-on visuals and live birds. Participants should bring their cameras.

• Birds of Prey program at 8 p.m. at Eden Valley Refuge, Baldwin. Bring camp chairs or blankets to the outdoor movie screen to meet some of Iowa's resident raptors. It will a fun presentation with mounts, hands-on visuals and live birds. The group will try to call owls at the end of the program.

May 26

• Lyons Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon. Wednesday’s Farmers Market will begin May 30 and will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The market will run through the second week in November.

• Early Bird Cruise at 9 a.m. at Rock Creek Marina and Campground, Camanche. Call (563) 259-1876 to reserve a spot.

• Nature Center Open from 1 to 4 p.m. at Eden Valley Refuge, Baldwin. The Nature Center will be open by volunteer hosts. The center features live local reptiles, rocks and minerals, Iowa habitats and artifacts.

• Birds of Prey at 1 p.m. at Rock Creek Marina and Campground, Camanche. Relax at the shelter to meet some of Iowa's resident raptors. It will be a presentation with mounts, hands-on visuals and live birds. Participants should bring their cameras.   

• Fish Boil from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rock Creek Marina and Campground, Camanche. Enjoy a county-style fish boil dinner with all the trimmings.

• Public Open House, Jens-Wendt Observatory at dusk at Sherman Park, Calamus. Join the Quad-Cities Astronomical Society at Sherman Park's north end to explore the night sky. Star parties are dependent on the weather.

To confirm a party will be held, check www.qcas.org after 4 p.m. on the day of the party.

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