Upcoming Events at the James Kennedy Public Library in Dyersville: April 2019
Monday, April 1 – 30: Yard Sign Fundraiser! To celebrate National Library Week and raise money to support the library’s services and collections, the James Kennedy Public Library is selling yard signs that say “I Love My Library” during the month of April. Signs are 18” x 24”, vinyl, reusable, come with a ground stake and are $10.00 each. Already have one of these signs? Now’s the time to put it up. Fridays April 5, 12, 19, & 26: Card and Game Party from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Join us Friday afternoons in April for cards, games and snacks! Come meet, teach, and play with other players. Refreshments provided. Saturday, April 6: More For Your Money @ 2:00 p.m. Join us for this special Money Smart Week presentation that will include money activities, group discussion, and resources to manage your money well. A minimum of 6 participants is needed for this event so please register by noon on April 5 to ensure it is held. Saturday, April 13: Beginning Editing and Publishing from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Are you a writer looking for what to do next? This program is just for you! The morning session with Jane DeShaw (10:30 a.m.) will focus on how to get started with editing your work. The afternoon session with Mary Potter Kenyon (1:00 p.m.) will talk about getting published. Come to one or both sessions. Registration requested as space is limited. Walk-ins welcome if space allows. This workshop was postponed from February. Friday, April 19: Coffee and Creating @ Your Library from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Come enjoy coloring, crafting, creating, chatting and enjoying coffee or other morning beverages in the library’s Creation Station. The library provides miscellaneous coloring and craft supplies along with coffee and the makings for other hot beverages. This program is open to adults 18 and older. Friday, April 26: Final Friday Tech featuring Google Chrome from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. This month’s topic is internet searching using Google Chrome. Other technology questions are welcome if time permits. The library has a few laptops available to use but guests are encouraged to bring their own, if they have one. Final Friday Tech is held on the last Friday of each month. Friday, April 26: Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser at Brew & Brew from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Join us at Brew & Brew in downtown Dyersville for wine and beer tasting from area wineries and breweries. Tickets are available at the library or Brew & Brew after April 2. Tickets include appetizers, a commemorative glass, and the tasting event. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to support the library’s collections and services.
Mom of Local Childhood Cancer Survivor to Speak at Compass to Care’s 6th Annual Benefit Breakfast
Blake and Jeri Drye
Compass to Care, The Mike & Sandy Ernsdorff Childhood Cancer Foundation, will host their 6th Annual Benefit Breakfast April 30, 2019, at the Grand River Center Ballroom, featuring Compass to Care mom, Jeri Drye.
The annual Compass to Care Breakfast Benefit is the organization’s marquee event in Iowa. The 2018 event had 31 sponsors, 290 guests and raised over $65,000 to help children travel for cancer treatment. We are hoping for even greater success this year!
Compass to Care is honored to have the Blake Drye family joining us as our guests of honor. Blake was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2017 at age 4. Compass to Care has been supporting Blake as he travels from East Dubuque to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital for cancer treatment. Join us as his mom, Jeri Drye, shares the story of their journey through cancer.
Compass to Care 6th Annual Breakfast Benefit Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7-7:30 a.m. – Check-In 7:30-9 a.m. – Breakfast & Program Grand River Center Ballroom, 500 Bell Street, Dubuque, Iowa
If you would like to make a donation to help kids travel to cancer treatment, you may do so on our website at www.CompassToCare.org.
All proceeds from our Breakfast Benefit will be used to support the Compass to Care mission of ensuring children, whose parents have a financial need, are able to access life-saving cancer treatment. We carry out this mission by scheduling and paying for all travel arrangements to get these children from their homes to the hospital for cancer treatment.
About Compass to Care, The Mike & Sandy Ernsdorff Childhood Cancer Foundation
Compass to Care, The Mike & Sandy Ernsdorff Childhood Cancer Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that ensures children, whose parents have a financial need, can access life-saving cancer treatment. We carry out this mission by paying for airfare, bus fare, car rental, gasoline, lodging, parking, taxi fare, tolls and train fare when children and their families must travel to get to a pediatric oncologist in order to access cancer care.