The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

February 6, 2014

RAGBRAI book may prompt action

TONIGHT! Beyond Bake Sales, Raffles, and Golf Outings: Basic Fundraising for Smaller Organizations

At 6 p.m. join Linda Wastyn of Wastyn & Associates at the main branch of the library on the second floor for a program about basic fundraising. Most smaller nonprofit staff and volunteers focus their fundraising efforts on relatively high-effort, low-impact activities. Learn how to expand the impact of your fundraising program without investing significantly more time or resources. The program is free and open to the public.

African American History and Genealogy in Eastern Iowa

The Root Cellar celebrates Black History Month with a presentation on African American Genealogy from Brianne Wright, Curator at the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. The discussion on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11:30 a.m. will also feature special comments by former Clinton Mayor Lametta Wynn on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and members of the community are invited to share their stories as well. This event is free and open to the public but people are encouraged to RSVP by calling 242-0840 or to email rootcellar@clinton.lib.ia.us.

McKenzley Morris: Author Signing, Book Reading.

On Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m., Clinton teenager McKenzley Morris will share how she decided to write her book and how and when she started. She will also share readings from her book. Morris, a local Clinton teenager who is 15 years old, has recently published her first two books, titled “The Deadly Truth” and “The Deadly Abduction.” Both of these books are combined into one book, “The Deadly Truth” Book 1 and 2 and will be available at Guzzardo’s Book Store in Clinton as well as other book stores in the area and online.

Kevin “B.F.” Burt in concert!

The library will be jumping with hot blues music when veteran bluesman Kevin “B.F.” Burt comes to town Monday, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m. to perform at the main library on the second floor. His soul-inspired brand of blues is likened to artists Bill Withers and B.B. King. Kevin is a self-taught musician (vocals, harmonica and guitar) with a smooth, warm vocal presentation. His combination of serious music and infectious humor appeals to audiences of all ages and Kevin is recognized as one of the Midwest’s top blues heritage educators. You can learn more about this talented musician by visiting his web site at: http://www.kevinbfburt.com/. This program is free and open to the public.

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