August 2010 Edition - Radish Magazine

August 2010 Edition - Radish Magazine

Supporting your regional PBS station

never tasted so good.

Saturday, September 18, 2010 LeClaire Park, Downtown Davenport


Sample a wide selection of domestic & imported brews

Don’t miss the Quad Cities largest

beer tasting event.


Featuring Musical Guests:

Corporate Rock

Advance tickets available online at,

Old Chicago in Bettendorf,

CO-OP Records in Moline & Davenport or by calling 309/764-2400.

Proceeds from this event raise funds

to assist your regional PBS Station.

Learn more at

No one under the age of 21 allowed. No refunds due to weather. No children. No strollers. No pets.

rooting around

One-day course offers opportunity to

develop a personal meditation practice

Meditation has been practiced by millions of people for thousands of years

— now you can be one of them. The benefits attributed to meditation include a

positive, peaceful and relaxed mind that isn’t easily shaken by all of the difficult

circumstances of life. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 29, the Lamrim Kadampa

Buddhist Center in Iowa City will offer an introductory course to explore the

fundamental technique of meditation, as well as offer helpful advice on how to

integrate meditation into your daily routine so as to experience its benefits more

powerfully. Lunch will be included. The cost for the day is $35, registration is

encouraged. For more information, please contact the center by phone at (319)

351-9892 or e-mail

Save your nickels and dimes, weekend

Bickelhaupt tours are free

Free guided tours of the Bickelhaupt Arboretum in Clinton, Iowa, a 14-acre

outdoor museum of plants, will be offered at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday

throughout the summer and early autumn. Visitors are asked to meet at the

Gathering Place, located directly west of the parking lot. Reservations are not

expected for the tour; however, if an electric cart is needed for the convenience

of those who might not be able to walk through the collections, advance arrangements

are necessary by noon the preceding Friday. For people wishing to tour the

arboretum on their own, a map is available at the entrance gate that will guide

guests to all major collections. A reflection walk also is suggested for visitors and

likewise has a brochure at the entrance gate. Prominent features of the arboretum

include a butterfly garden, herb garden, rock garden and the Heartland Collection

of Garden Conifers, listed as one of the top 10 public gardens in the country. The

arboretum is open daily, dawn to dusk, free of charge. For more information, contact

the arboretum office at (563) 242-4771.

Want energy efficiency in an older home?

We can help, say workshop leaders

The newly opened Eastern Avenue Branch of the Davenport Public Library

will host a free workshop on improving your home’s energy efficiency at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 18. The event is made possible through a partnership with the

Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center. John Root, president

of The Root Cellar, an energy consulting firm, will present information about

improvements that can be made to older homes in order to reduce energy consumption.

Such improvements reduce greenhouse emissions and carbon footprints

and improve the quality and livability of local housing. Topics that will be

discussed include energy audits, fireplaces, HVAC, water heating, lighting, smart

metering, weatherization and homeowner incentives, fraud prevention and much

more. Residents living in older, ranch, split foyer and slab homes are encouraged to

participate. Registration for this program is encouraged. For more information or

to learn how to register, contact the Davenport Public Library at (563) 326-7832.

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