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Being new to my job and seeing everything it takes to put on a gig was impressive to say the least. Our team of employees and volunteers work very hard to make this event a success. I volunteered to help run the popcorn machine on Monday night, it’s a practice session with all the guests and popcorn sales. I had no idea the magnitude of these concerts and the volume of people attending. If you haven’t attended one of our concerts, I highly recommend attending this free community event. Nice cool breeze in the park, good food sold at 5pm – and trust me we sell out so we highly recommend coming before 6pm. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Moline Township Activity Centers. I want to thank all the organizations that sponsored the food and the Moline Foundation for sponsoring the groups.

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Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Stephens Square, Moline.

  • August 8: tail fins
  • August 15: Gray Wolf

Brats, hot dogs, sloppy joes, chips, dessert, soda, bottled water and coffee will be on sale from 5 p.m. while supplies last in our dining room.

Looking to create a mahjong group: Please call 309-797-0789 if interested.

Bereavement group at Mac: 10 a.m. Thursday, August 18; Topic: “How do you deal with sudden bouts of grief?” Remember with pictures; bring a photo of your loved one.

Led by Kristine Dohrmann, MDIV, MA with ProMedica. Each person’s grief is unique, but you don’t have to grieve alone. Join us on the third Thursday of every month for a safe place to share your experiences and find comfort in sharing with others. We’ve all heard people ask, “Are you done yet?” To think that we as humans “overcome” grief is ridiculous! We never “get over” our grief, but reconcile with it, learning to move on while remembering our loved one.

Free notary service: Call the township at 309-764-3558.

foot clinic (cut toenails) Wednesday, September 14. Call 309-797-0789 for an appointment. Cost $35; bring two towels

Join our card clubs

Euchre: Select a group of cards available all week. It’s a non-aggressive environment, here to have fun. If you would like to try one of our groups, you must call ahead to be placed on the list. This is an organized event, no appointments please. Cost of $2 includes dessert

Pinochles: Since this group can play unevenly, any number of players will work. We would still like you to register. You can participate once if you are not a current member, membership is required.

Bridge club: Thursday noon. Please call 309-797-0789 to register. The cost is $2 to play.

Large Cribbage Group: Our cribbage group meets on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. If you love cribbage and would like to try our group, give us a call at 309-797-0789.

$2 to play, dessert included


Weight management/healthy lifestyles group: Meet on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

A healthy lifestyle: We have openings for a fun group! Healthy Lifestyles offers fellowship, crafts, games, healthy choices, community outreach and volunteering for the MAC. It’s not really a diet but a group helping each other to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Motto: “Eat healthy, lose weight, enjoy life, be happy”!

Exercise Classes: We have an excellent program led by a MAC music volunteer. Low impact exercises include standing arm/leg and seated exercises as well as optional light weights. Classes take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. no registration required.

Billiards open: Free. We have pool sticks, but you can bring your own.

Line dancing lessons: Instructor Mary Ann Robinson will make you look like a pro; it doesn’t matter if you’ve been taking lessons for months or never! Monday – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: members/$2 non-members $4.

Bingo: 1-3 p.m. Thursday. $2 admission includes dessert and coffee during the 2 p.m. break. Participants are entitled to two cards (You must use the Center cards.). We have a variety of prices; different organizations sponsor most weeks. Single participation is “free”. To continue, you must become a member.

Ping pong anyone? It’s a great exercise. We offer four state-of-the-art table tennis tables. We have the perfect space and lighting, bringing together an average of 12 players on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. Men and women participate in this activity. We invite you to come and try, bring a paddle if you have one. Participation is $2 per visit to play. After nine visits, your 10th visit is free.

The center is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 620 18th St. Moline. For more information or a visit, call Roxann at 309-797-0789. Program information available on our website: Click “Programs” or like us on Facebook.


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