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April 3, 2013

Things to do

Ongoing

• The Left Bank Art League of East Moline, Ill., will be exhibiting at the River Arts Center in Clinton through April 21. The paintings and raku pottery of these nine dedicated 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 1-4 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.

• Clintonish Knitters meet Thursdays from 5:30 -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. Use the east entrance; an elevator is available.

April 5

• Folks who visit the new Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center at Rock Creek Marina & Campground are always asking, “When do you feed the fish? When do you clean the tank?” We typically feed the fish every Monday, Wednesday and Friday over the lunch hour. Cleaning the tank is usually not a scheduled event. This Friday at 10:30 a.m. will be one of the only times people will be able to come out to the Center and see workers deep clean the 8,000-gallon aquarium. One of the park rangers will don a wetsuit and air tank and then will enter the aquarium to give it a super cleaning. It is interesting to watch the fish react to the movements of the scuba diver. Workers also will be talking about the tank, how it was installed, what species are in the tank as well as feeding the fish minnows during the presentation. Addtionally, visitors will be able to view the State Records Fish Replica Collection and get a sneak peak at the 360 degree mural in the Nature Gallery as it nears completion.

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