Baristas & Fashionistas

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Baristas & Fashionistas – A friendly “coffee wars” sampling event. “Cup” your coffee like the experts and vote for your favorite hot, cold or specialty drink. Shop the pop-up fashion boutiques and enjoy the eclectic sounds of Don Gustafson as you and your friends get together for Sunday afternoon fun.

POP-UP BOUTIQUES: B. Rose, Color Street/Patricia Tatman, From the Hart Clothing Company, Made for More Fitness Apparel & Wellness,  Styled for You, AND MORE!

COFFEE VENDORS: coming soon. Beans & gifts available for purchase.

A fun way to support a serious cause! Your entry fee and 15% of all sales will fund NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley’s free family mental health education and support programs. Learn more about our family-friendly, dog-friendly, NAMIWalks 5K event scheduled for September 17 and meet our NAMI family volunteers.

Location: Rhythm City Casino

When: Sunday, April 24, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Price: $10 per person. Buy your ticket online or at the door.




NAMIWalks Greater Mississippi Valley

pictures of people participating in a 5K fundraising walkWhoo boy – we’re back in person and virtually for 2021. It’ll be so good to see everyone at our 5K walk.  As a family-friendly event, we’ll enjoy children’s  activities and a band. Dogs welcome.  Registration and activities start at 8 a.m. Stepoff is 9:30 a.m.

Walk as a team of 100 or 100. There is no cost to walk, but most walkers raise funds to earn a Tshirt and other fabulous gifts. Learn more at www.namiwalks.org/greatermississippivalley


NAMIWalks Team Captain Kick Off Event

Join us at the Isabel Bloom workshop and factory for a tour and learn more about the Quad City area’s largest mental health advocacy event. NAMIWalks team captains are invited to bring 1 guest. Sign up your team on-site if you have not already done so. A special NAMI gnome gift awaits you for attending!

NAMIWalks Greater Mississippi Valley will be held Saturday, September 18 at Veterans Memorial Park, Bettendorf.


Rally for Mental Health

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Join our NAMIWalks volunteers for a RALLY for Mental Health!

Let’s kick off May as Mental Health Awareness Month by shaking those cobwebs out with yoga, painting, and music.

Schedule:

10 a.m. –  Music with Bret Dale of River Music Experience

10:20-10:40 a.m. –  Yoga with Sarah Connors of Tapas Yoga

10:45-11:30 a.m.  Music with Quad City Symphony Orchestra quartet

11:30-11:50 a.m. –  Yoga with Sarah Connors of Tapas Yoga

All morning –   Help us create a canvas for the 2021 NAMIWalks with expressionism painting throughout the morning.

Also, learn about the Sept. 18, 2021 NAMIWalks and how forming a team can help us promote mental health for all and fund local programs and reduce stigma.

This socially-distanced event is free, and participants are asked to wear face coverings.

Thanks to the Figge Art Museum, River Music Experience, and Quad City Symphony Orchestra for donating the venue and entertainment for this event!


NAMIWalks Your Way – NAMI National Day of Hope

People participating in NAMIWalks Your Way virtually

This year presents new challenges, so NAMIWalks is “going virtual.” On Saturday, October 10, NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley will participate in NAMIWalks Your Way: A National Day of Hope with other NAMI affiliates in more than 40 cities.

Instead of walking a 5K together at Veterans Memorial Park, Bettendorf, many participants still plan to walk, using their treadmill or going outside in the backyard or through a local park—all while taking precautions to stay safe. Others plan to hula-hoop, flip pancakes, practice yoga or do another activity they enjoy. They will share their activities on social media and follow NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley’s program online that includes mental health facts, participant activities and local entertainment.

“One in five adults experience mental illness, but it touches five in five people either directly or indirectly,” according to NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley Executive Director Angela Gallagher. “Now more than ever, our communities need to come together to raise awareness and let people know they are not alone.”

Click here to join NAMIWalks Your Way. There is no registration fee, but fundraising is encouraged. Funds raised here, stay here, for NAMI ’s free local mental health programs.

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NAMIWalks Virtual Rally Starts @ 7 pm

Join us Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m. for a NAMIWalks Rally featuring a musical performance from Davenport native Terrance Banks of Soultru. We’ll be livestreaming across YouTube, Facebook and Twitch social media channels. The event is 30 minutes long with a drawing for Lokai mental health bracelets at the end. Learn more about NAMI’s work in our community and how to register for the September 19 NAMIWalks event.

Tune in on one of these social media channels: Facebook Live, Twitch TV or YouTube Live


NAMIWalks Lead Volunteers Meeting

Become a lead volunteer helping us plan the Sept. 19 NAMIWalks event. Looking for lead volunteers to coordinate Parking/Safety, Refreshment, Event Site Field Setup, Pavilion, Registration and Public Relations. Via Zoom video conference or phone – please register and we’ll send you the login credentials.

CANCELLED. NAMIWalks Rally

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How cool is it to have our own private bowling lanes at Blackhawk Bowl’s VIP Lounge? Let’s have some fun and introduce new people to the NAMIWalks universe.
 
Team Captains are invited to attend and asked to bring a friend or associate who may be interested in forming their own team. Our goal is 92 teams walk with us September 19 at Veterans Memorial Park, Bettendorf.
 
Plenty of ice breakers and bowling antics. Snacks are on us. Cash bar.
 
Thanks to our NAMIWalks sponsor Blackhawk Bowl & Martini Lounge for hosting our event.