December activities and specials from Davenport Parks and Recreation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Friday, 07 December 2012 08:43
Vander Veer
Poinsettia & Light Show

Vander Veer Botanical Park Conservatory presents it's annual Poinsettia and Light
Show! With thousands of poinsettias and many lighted evergreens it's sure to get
you in the holiday mood. It's also a great setting for a Christmas family photo
too!  While there check out all the new merchandise is our Conservatory store!

Show Dates: December 1st through January 12th

The conservatory is open

Tuesday - Friday:

10am - 4pm

Saturday: 10am -  8pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Admission is only $1,

free for kids 16 and under

Vander Veer Botanical Park 215 W Central Park

Thanks to our sponsors:

At The River's Edge

Public Skate times this weekend at The River's Edge:
Friday, December 7
11:00am - 1:00pm &
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, December 8
2:45pm - 4:45pm
8:15pm - 10:15pm
Don't forget our indoor golf range is now open! A large bucket of balls is only
$5, and hours are generally:
Mon - Fri, 7:00am - 3:00pm
Call The River's Edge at 563-328-PARK (7275) for more information.

Winter Session

Be sure to sign-up for all the great Parks and Recreation winter programs!  Our
Winter Session begins the week of January 7.  Don't delay, enroll today!
Click here to access our online catalog and registration []

Davenport Parks and Recreation

Skate with Santa

Time Change!

Please note time change:

4:45pm - 6:30pm

Enjoy some festive fun and skate with jolly ole' Saint Nick.  Standard Public Session
rates apply - Photos just $1.00!  Free cookies and hot cocoa for all skaters.  Photos
taken during the 30 minutes prior to and after the skate.

Saturday, 12/22, 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Photo Fee: $1.00, Skate Admission: $5.00, Skate Rental: $3.00

The River's Edge, 700 W River Drive

Soccer Academy Coaches Wanted

We are interviewing for certified and paid soccer coaches to spearhead the inaugural
Davenport Arrows Soccer Academy. The Soccer Academy will be run by Davenport Parks
and Recreation from March through November with four eight-week sessions at either
of our indoor and outdoor facilities.

The goal of the academy is simply to offer quality instruction to produce players
who stand out and make a difference.  The focus will be on technical skills development.
If you are a certified coach, have playing credentials, or have the passion and
drive to see soccer played at a very high level from your efforts, we need your

Please call Seve Ghose, Director of Parks and Recreation at 563-326-7817 or email
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the Davenport Arrows Soccer Academy.

Family Friday Nights

The Snowshoe walk at Vander Veer for this Friday, December 7 has been cancelled
due to lack of snow.

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with the whole family on Friday Nights?
Well Davenport  Parks and Recreation has the answer for you.  Our Family Friday
Night series includes pizza, lemonade and activities (Popcorn also included at
Movie Night)!  Best of all, if you register early it is only $2.50 per person ($4.00
per person at the door). 6:00pm - 9:00pm on Fridays.

Click here to pre-register []

December 7 - CANCELLED

December 14 - Movie Night "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (live version) : Davenport
Junior Theatre

December 21 - Ice Skating : The River's Edge

December 28 - Friday Night Jam : Roosevelt Community Center

The Perfect Golf Gift for the holidays - with a 20% bonus!

Our re-loadable Player Card, which can be used for green fees and cart fees, has
been popular for it's 10% bonus. Load the card in multiples of $100, and get an
extra 10%.

But now, due to popular demand for the holidays, get 20% added to your Player Card
instead of 10%! What a great Christmas or Hanukkah gift for those golfers in your

Just come down to the Parks and Recreation office at the River's Edge to buy your
Player Card or to re-load your existing one. River's Edge is open 6am - 10pm, 7
days a week for your convenience. So it's worth coming down to get a 20% bonus of
golf in Davenport. Offer good through December 31, 2012.

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