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Lifelong Learner Lunches

Lifelong Learner Lunches in cooperation with the QC Times Plus 60 Club.

All programs are offered at handicap accessible venues with ample free parking available.

Early registration is encouraged.

A Look at Sherman’s March

Presenter: Dr. Arthur Pitz

In the midst of the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War, well-known local historian and professor Dr. Arthur Pitz takes a look at the capture of Atlanta followed by Sherman’s controversial March to the Sea in the fall of 1864. What impact did this bold move have on the outcome of the war? What were the results? Join us for lunch at The Lodge and an enticing look at some of the lesser known history of our country.

Date:  Wednesday, Sept. 17
Location:  The Lodge, I-74 and Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf
Lunch:  11:30 a.m.
Presentation: 12:15 p.m.
Fee: $22
Refunds: Available until Sept. 10
CRN: 81978


Quad City International Airport – Through the Years

Presenters: Cathie Rochau and Dave Coopman

In 1910, a Rock River valley pasture known as Franing Field was selected for the first coast-to-coast flight by U.S. Army planes. Since that time, numerous changes have led to what is now the Quad City International Airport, resulting in a significant impact on the travel industry in the area. Join QCIA marketing director Cathie Rochau and local historian Dave Coopman as we take a look at the airport then and now.

Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 15
Location: Quad City International Airport, Moline
Lunch:  11:30 a.m.
Presentation:  12:15 p.m.
Fee: $22
Refunds:  Available until Oct. 8
CRN: 81979


What’s So Funny About the Radio?

Presenter: Bill Hannan

From Jack Benny to Amos ‘n’ Andy, radio was the source of much laughter during the time commonly known as the Golden Age of Radio. Professor emeritus Bill Hannan takes us on an entertaining journey back through the popular network comedy shows of the 1940s and 1950s.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 19
Location: Johnny’s Metro, Moline
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.
Presentation: 12:15 p.m.
Fee: $22
Refunds: Available until Nov. 12
CRN: 81980


Sounds of the Season                                   

Presenter: Davenport Central High School

Our ever-popular traditional holiday event returns again to kick off the season. Join us at the beautifully decorated Abbey Station to hear an engaging live performance of holiday music by the Davenport Central High School carolers. With two dates to choose from, don’t miss the opportunity to continue this popular tradition. Seasonal door prizes will also be given away.

Date:  Tuesday, Dec. 2 or Friday, Dec. 5
Location:  The Abbey Station, 3031 5th Ave., Rock Island
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.
Presentation: 12:15 p.m.
Fee:  $22
Refunds: Available until Nov. 25
CRN: 81981  (December 2)
81982  (December 5)