• Child/Teen Creative Sessions with Jacki Olson


Tuesday, October 13, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Tap into your creativity as artist Jacki Olson guides you through your own masterpiece using different mediums. In partnership with Living Proof Exhibits. This month’s medium is mixed media.

Please RSVP to 563-326-7504 or kelly@gildasclubqc.org.


  • 17th Annual Noogiefest


Saturday, October 10, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Noogiefest is a free Halloween party for children and their families. Help make our 17th year a hauntingly good time with themed rooms, games, pizza, crafts, door prizes and more!

Children must be accompanied by an adult; costumes encouraged; free event open to the community.

Family Fun for all ages! No RSVP Needed


  • Oktoberfest Potluck


Thursday, October 15, 5:30 PM

Please join us for a great German food and celebration. We’ll provide the main dish. Please bring a German side-dish, salad or dessert to pass.

Please RSVP to 563-326-7504 or kelly@gildasclubqc.org.


  • Skin, Scalp and Hair Tips for Cancer Patients


Thursday, October 15, 6:00 – 7:30 PM in Muscatine

We will explore the proper care of skin that has been compromised by Chemotherapy, selection and care of wigs, and product do’s and don’ts with Lori Caruso, a 35-year veteran of the beauty industry and is certified in Esthetic Oncology.

Please RSVP to 563-326-7504 or kelly@gildasclubqc.org.


  • Constructive Coping Skills Following Diagnosis with Dr. Doug McCollum


Thursday, October 22, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Individuals differ in how they respond to hearing they have cancer. Doug will summarize how many people respond in negative ways. The resiliency model and what research has found to be the most productive emotional, cognitive, and behavioral ways of coping with cancer will be discussed.

A nearly 3-year cancer survivor, Doug volunteers at Gilda’s Club. He had a 42-year career as a psychologist with a PhD from the U of Iowa.

Please RSVP to 563-326-7504 or kelly@gildasclubqc.org.


  • The Power of Survival Through Rehabilitation


Thursday, October 29, 5:30 PM, Dinner Included

Featuring: Toni Weeks, MSW – UnityPoint Health; Bonnie Bobet-Beyhl, OT, Health Minister; Christie Royster – ManorCare Health Services/Heartland HealthCare; Iowa Cancer Consortium

Sponsored by: Manor Care

Join us for an evening of community collaboration for the oncology patient with a focus on rehabilitation, strength and quality of life.

Please RSVP to 563-326-7504 or kelly@gildasclubqc.org.