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Check out “Trick or Trivia,” a benefit for the Emma Goldman Clinic, coming Oct. 27. It’s a night of trivia, games, prizes food and fun at The Mill, 120 E. Burlington Ave. Admission is $5 per person and benefits the Emma Goldman Clinic’s services of sexual, mental, and reproductive health.

Shakespeare’s Pub & Grill at 819 S. 1st Ave. has expanded its menu with items including the vegan Impossible Burger. This favorite bar/restaurant/live music/events venue will also hold a Halloween Karaoke Party 9 p.m. Sat., Nov. 2. Go to for more info.

Trumpet Blossom Cafe will be among the vendors at this year’s VegFest of Eastern Iowa, coming Nov. 9 to Kirkwood College in Coralville.

ReAlive Metaphysical will team with the Marion Reiki Center to offer an introduction and sampling of Reiki from 6 to 8 p.m. Fri., Nov. 1. Attendees can receive a 10- to 15-minute session. Free will donations are welcome but not required. Learn more about ReAlive, located in Marion, by finding them on Facebook.

World of Bikes hosts a weekly 20- to 30-mile Gravel Ride Monday evenings, starting in the WOB parking lot at 723 S. Gilbert Dr., at 6:15 and wrapping up at ending at Big Grove Brewery around 8:30 pm.

Caleb Rainey has released a second self-published book. This one, “Heart Notes,” is about heartbreak. Like his debut collection “Look Black Boy,” Rainey’s new book is available through Amazon.


Cheryl Weatherford of Chereal Designs is holding jewelry design classes at Kae Apothecary in Mount Vernon, LET’s Center for Creative & Healing Arts in Washington, Om Gifts for Body & Soul in Iowa City, ReAlive Metaphysical in Marion, and The Create Exchange. Weatherford’s classes cover stone wire weaving; earring, bracelet and necklace design; window decoration creation; and more. For more information on Weatherford’s class schedule, go to

Old Capitol Screen Printers is fostering a new kitten, Bell, at its 315 E, 1st St. location. Laurie Riley and Janeen Quandt have fostered kittens at work for years, helping to highlight the need for foster parents at the Iowa Humane Alliance.

The new FilmScene at Chauncey is now open, featuring improved seating and sound and more space. The new space at Gilbert and Washington also features convenient parking nearby. FilmScene at the PedMall continues to show screenings, too. Go to for a full listing of showings.

Thistle’s Summit, the new queer bed and breakfast in Mount Vernon, will hold an open house Nov. 17 from noon to 2:30 p.m. The B&B is sold out through Thanksgiving but taking reservations through the rest of the year. Thistle’s Summit is also exploring regular classes. Watch