April 12

• Exploring eBooks Workshop. Learn how to search and select eBooks in a free workshop, “Exploring eBooks,” presented by Clinton Public Library staff at 6:30 p.m. in the Root Cellar (lower level) of the Main Library, 306 Eighth Ave. South, Clinton. No registration is necessary. In this workshop, participants will discover types of compatible devices, software needed, and how to search, select and download eBooks from the NEIBORS (North Eastern Iowa Bridge to Online Resource Sharing) consortium from the Clinton Public Library website, www.clinton.lib.ia.us, and other online eBook resource websites. This workshop is a part of National Library Week, “You Belong @ Your Library”, celebrating our nation’s libraries. For more information, call the Clinton Public Library, 242-8441.

• 10 a.m., second floor of the Clinton Public Library-Main Branch: Storytime with Miss Roberta from the Discovery Center as guest reader. Come aboard the Dino Train.

• 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m., Lower Level, Clinton Public Library-Main Branch: Enjoy cookies, lemonade, coffee and tea, provided by the Friends of the Clinton Public Library.

April 13

• Victory Center Ministries’ 25th anniversary celebration at the Durgin Center at Ashford University in Clinton. Open to the public but those attending the free meal must have made reservations by April 1. An offering will be received. Keynote speakers include Mayor Mark Vulich, Former Mayor LaMetta Wynn, LumberKing General Manager Ted Tornow, Former Director of Victory Center Ministries Robert Miltenberger and businessman Wayne Steudemann. The Zion Lutheran Worship Band will be the entertainment. For more information, call the Victory Center at 242-9016.

• Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is inviting students and families to its April 13 Visit Day at Clinton, Muscatine and Scott community colleges. The event will be held from 9 a.m. - noon 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. For more information contact Clinton Community College, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., at 244-7000.

• 9 a.m.-5 p.m., second floor, Clinton Public Library-Main Branch: Come in anytime and do a craft of your choice, play games or do a craft with a librarian.

• 10 a.m., Lyons Branch Library: Storytime for Preschoolers

• Noon, second floor, Clinton Public Library-Main Branch: Bring a sack lunch and have lunch with a librarian in the Children’s Department.

• Fourth annual Rotary Club Auction. A $50 ticket, which can be purchased through any Rotary Club member, will get you into the auction that will be held at Rastrelli’s Restaurant’s Tuscany Event Center from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Attendees will be treated to a “taste of the Caribbean” and music. Citizens and local organizations donated most of the auction items, which will include vacation packages, a party at the newly completed Clinton High School Aquatic Center and an airplane ride that will provide a bird’s-eye view of Clinton and surrounding communities.

April 14

•  The Clinton Community School District’s 5K Walk/Run for Wellness will begin at 8 a.m. All students, parents, CCSD employees and community members are invited to join the district school nurses for the “Walk for Wellness.”  Meet at 7:45 a.m. at the Clinton High School track.  There is no charge to participate and no registration necessary.  Refreshments will be served after the walk/run. Free zipper pulls will be given to the first 500 participants. Afterward, walkers can participate in a clean-up day at the riverfront, sponsored by the Clinton Blue Zones Team.

•  1-3 p.m., second floor, Clinton Public Library-Main Branch: Free Antiques Appraisal Fair, with Terri Applegate, owner of LeClaire Antiques & Appraisals. Each person may bring three items for appraisal, no arms or armaments. Terri Applegate has been an antique dealer for over 25 years, a certified appraiser for more than 10 years and is a member of the Certified Appraiser Guild of America. No registration is necessary and the public is welcome to attend. Attendees will be given a number at the door to indicate their place in line.

April 21

•  The Clinton Community College Student Networkers and Programmers Club’s seventh annual Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament. The tournament is a fund-raising event for the SNAP club.  The event will be at Clinton Community College's Main Campus, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton. Registration and seating will begin at 9 a.m. and the tournament will start at 10 a.m. The tournament will be limited to the first 96 people who register. Pre-registration is requested.  All participants must be 21 years of age or older: photo ID is required at the time of registration. The entry fee is $40 per person, payable at the time of registration.  For more information, contact Glenn Williams at 563-244-7135 or gwilliams@eicc.edu.


April 28

• Bus trip hosted by the Clinton County Gateway Genealogy group. Trip will take participants to Des Moines to the state library and the genealogy library. Bus leaves at 6 a.m. and will be back around 8 p.m. The cost is $25 for members and $40 for non-members. Membership is $10. The group will take along people who want to shop in Des Moines at a mall at a cost of $35. Call Deb Broadrick at 243-3836.

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