Things to do


• The Left Bank Art League of East Moline, Ill., will exhibit at the River Arts Center in Clinton through April 21. The paintings and raku pottery of these nine artists, Sheryl Lammers, Pat Halvorsen, Rose Moore, Judy O. Gray, Bonnie Grebner, Karen Stewart Casper, Sharon Hanson, Lori Miller, 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 to 4 p.m. and by appointment for group programs and tours by calling 243-3300.

• Clintonish Knitters meet Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays between 9 and noon. There is no fee for this group. Stitchers share techniques and the love of knitting or crocheting.

Meetings are at Clinton’s St Paul’s Lutheran Church at the corner of Eighth Avenue South and Third Street.


• The Clinton Board of Realtors will host a pasta night from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Evangelical Free Church, 1010 13th Ave. North. Proceeds are donated to the Special Athletes of Clinton and Whiteside counties.

The menu includes spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, cole-slaw, drinks and dessert. Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12.

Carry outs are available.

• The Clinton Public Library will host a “Mammoth Undertaking” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the root cellar. Mark Roberts will chronicle the efforts of a small team of inexperienced paleontologists from Clinton County Conservation as they dug up the remains of a Columbian mammoth near Oskaloosa.

The program is free and open to the public.

• The Camanche Players will host a play starting Thursday and running through Sunday.

The play, “The Riddle Curse,” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday at the Little Theatre in Camanche High School.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens.

The 35-member cast and crew have worked on the two-hour play since February.

The play is appropriate for all ages since it is a fairy tale but students age 10 and older will grasp the storyline better than younger children may.


• “Planting Seeds,” will be the Fun Time Friday program at 10 a.m. Friday at the Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center. Chuck Wilmont will teach attendees about the stages of how seeds sprout and grow, tell a story and showcase fingerplays.

Children will plant their own seeds to take home.

• Clinton Community College and RSVP will offer “Encore Presents a senior spring tune up,” from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at CCC’s technology center, 1951 Manufacturing Drive.

This is an opportunity for retirees to come together for a day of entertainment. Several speakers will present, along with musical guest Ethel. This group is a string quartet.

This event is free.

• The ninth annual luau will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Tuscany Special Events Center at Rastrelli’s.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvers and cocktails available at 6:30 p.m. Coupe De Ville will perform from 8 to 11 p.m.

Tickets are $35 each or two for $60. For more information, log on to or call 242-5223.


• The Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative coffee at 9 a.m. Saturday at the chamber, 721 S. Second St.

The gathering offers residents a hear reports from local legislators. The event is free and open to the public.

• A get gardening class will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bickelhaupt Arboretum, 340 S. 14th St.

Director of Programs Margo Hansen will provide tips on starting seeds indoors, raised bed gardening, square foot gardening and organic practices.

• Former WWE wrestler Gangrel will be available for a meet and greet Saturday at Graffiti Bar and Grill in Clinton. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the event, which includes a concert, will last until midnight.


• Gateway Contemporary Ballet will present “From Bach to Rock” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Masonic Center. Tickets are available at Carousel School of Dance/Flowers on 5th.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and students.