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Tuesday, 06 November 2012 13:30

Upcoming Events in LeClaire, Iowa...

Enjoy the Holiday Shopping Season in LeClaire with great dining, shopping, antiquing and several great events with a river view including:

  • Wide River Winery is serving warm artichoke dip paired with Ms.Holly Day, our new holiday wine that has been sweetened up a bit! Special 1st Friday prices: $9.99 when you buy 3 bottles of Ms. Holly Day. Follow us on Twitter @WideRiverWinery - Like us on Facebook

  • Antique Archaeology, the home base of the American Pickers TV Show, will be closed all day on Nov. 6th and 7th for filming. They are opening later (Noon to 6 pm) on the 8th & 9th.

  • Through November 30th - Silent Auction benefiting the LeClaire Community Library at the Library  Stop by and place a bid on many great items! All proceeds support the library.

  • ZUMBA!! EVERY Wednesday at the Rec Center (3rd & Ferry) at 5:30. $5/class or purchase a punch card for $40 for 10 classes!! Come see what you've been missing!!

  • Every Wednesday 1/2 Price Wine Night at the Faithful Pilot Cafe
    Featuring Small Bites Menu

  • November 8th Vegan & Vegetarian Night at the Crane & Pelican Cafe Details and Menu at:

  • Nov. 10th at 1:00 P.M. The Park Board invites children and their parents to the Scout Park Children's Nature ADVENTURE AT SCOUT PARK, LECLAIRE. FREE . Program Presented by Mike Granger, Naturalist, from Scott Co. Wapsi River Environmental Education Center. Sponsored by the LeClaire Park Board.

  • November 10th – Zion Lutheran Church 8th Annual Harvest Feast/Auction/Wine Tasting Princeton Community Center, 4:30-7:00 p.m., sponsored by Zion Lutheran Church in Princeton to benefit Zion 's outreach to local and worldwide needs. Featuring beef stew made with beef from the local Sawyer farms, locally grown potatoes, fresh baked breads, homemade apple sauce, relishes, and desserts, and homemade pies baked by The Women of Joy. $7.50 for adults and $4.00 for children. Children under 5 free. An auction of baskets, services and fun events will begin at 6:00 P.M. For more information, please call 563-289-5566.

  • November 10th LeClaire Trivia Night at the LeClaire Civic Center benefiting the LeClaire Civic Club
    Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with trivia starting at 7 p.m. Participants may bring beer, wine, snacks and soda. Water and snacks will also be for sale. Up to eight people per table. $10 per person with a $50 table minimum. Everyone will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Contact Chris at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-505-6703 for reservations or information. Don't have enough for a full table? Come anyway and we can put you on a table that needs people! You don't need to be a genius to come and have fun!

  • November 11th - Blind Wine Tasting at the Faithful Pilot Cafe
    3:30 P.M. for details and reservations.

  • November 13th – Chamber Networking Breakfast McDonald’s 8:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

  • November 14th - MEDIC EMS will be holding free CPR Classes, 9:00 a.m., noon, and 3:00 p.m., MEDIC EMS station, 107 Cody Road , for local LeClaire businesses. With the busy shopping season approaching they would like to make the City of LeClaire a heart safe community. They know from experience and from studies, that people who suffer Cardiac Arrests have a much higher save rate if CPR is started within the first few minutes. If someone has a heart attack, CPR by you or your employees could save someone’s life. Pre-registration would be helpful by calling 563-323-6806 and asking for Jerry or Dennise and LeClaire Business CPR.

  • November 15th Beer Dinner at the Faithful Pilot Cafe
    6:00 P.M. $50 per person

  • November 16th-21st: Specialty Thanksgiving Themed 5 course menu offered in addition to the regular menu at the Faithful Pilot Cafe.

  • November 17th – Wide River Winery - 3rd annual Customer Appreciation Party Enjoy Travis Hosette, the "Sinatra Singer", from 2:00-5:00p.m. Wide River Winery, 1776 E. Deer Creek Rd. , Clinton , IA (563) 519-9463.

  • Saturday, November 17th: Movie Night: "Polar Express" at the LeClaire Rec Center at 429 N. 3rd Street (Corner of 3rd Street and Ferry)
    5:30-8:00 P.M. 
    Open Gym from 5:30-6:30
    Movie Starts at 6:30 P.M. 
    $2 per person.
    Concessions available. Pizza $2 per slice. First slice includes a drink.
    Bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on.
    Tickets can be pre-purchased from City Hall or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • Nov 20 11:30 -12:30 Who says you can’t have a free lunch? The First Presbyterian Church in LeClaire shared: “We feel called to offer a free lunch to anyone in LeClaire, once a month. from 11:30-12:30, at the Civic Center. we are serving macaroni and cheese, fruit, hot dogs and cookies, lemonade, milk and coffee. Anyone, any age, regardless of need is invited. Please help us pass the word. Our next lunch will be Dec. 18.”

  • November 24th - Small Business Saturday The day is dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. Whether you're a small business owner or a customer, everyone can help spread the word about Small Business Saturday. The more people and the more businesses that get involved, the bigger and more beneficial the day will be! Learn more about what you can do to help make this the biggest day of the year at:

  • which meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the LeClaire Community Library @ 6:30 PM . Bookmarks listing the reading selections for 2012 are now available at the Circulation Desk or visit our website for details.

  • December 7th First Friday Festivities Downtown LeClaire
    5:00-8:00 P.M.
    Downtown Shops and restaurants will be open 

    Wide River Winery - Appetizers and Samples of their Holiday Wine "Merry Berry"

    Mississippi River Distilling Company features their "spirited chef" Stephanie with free food samples, free drink samples in the tasting room and bottle specials in the retail area.

    November 29th Wine Dinner at the Faithful Pilot 6:00 P.M.
    $65 per person

  • Join us Saturday, December 8th: "Stampin' Up Class at the library. 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. in the community room. There is a 10 person limit to the class and patrons must sign up at circulation desk. Persons signing up for class also must bring double sided sticky tape and a pair of scissors with them on day of event.

  • December 7-9, 2012 Christmas in LeClaire –
    Details at
    For more information contact: Joyce at 289-4205; Diane at 370-3509 or Vicki 289-3882.

LeClaire Chamber News and Awards:

“LIKE” the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce on FaceBook Visit the chamber’s Face Book page and discover a great source of news, business announcements, events, and other information that is updated frequently. It’s a useful source of updated information for members and non-members, alike!

Congratulations to LeClaire, Iowa! Voted "Best Place to Take an Out-of-Town Visitor" in the 2012 Quad City Times Reader's Choice Poll!

Buffalo Bill Museum seeks volunteers to greet visitors or help with other activities. As the weather warms up, the busy tourist season starts. An easy and enjoyable way to meet tourists visiting LeClaire is to volunteer at the Buffalo Bill Museum and River Pilots' Pier. And, if you have handyman, seamstress or other skills. . . we can always use your help, and you set your own hours! This is a great way to help a local nonprofit organization.

Call Debbie at 289-4458.

LeClaire has an “app!” The LeClaire App is ready for download in the Android Market - if you just type in "LeClaire" or "Visit LeClaire" you will find it. It is still a Beta release, meaning that it is lacking some of its eventual functions but is being continually being updated.
The “Apple App” is also now available, and can be downloaded in the same manner as other applications. Remember, both versions are still being “tweaked”. . . but your comments are welcome, via email, to the Chamber at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it which has endorsed this project. NEW! Download the FREE LeClaire App now at the Apple and Android stores! Just search for "LeClaire"

Volunteers Wanted

LeClaire Tourism is seeking volunteers to work in the new visitors center. inform visitors about our charming town LeClaire, Iowa. Enjoy helping new families learn about our great schools, wonderful neighborhoods. Provide new business information and direct travelers to our attractions, shops and restaurants. There will be training available.For more information: please contact Donna Walley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Consider volunteering at the Buffalo Bill Museum ! Volunteers are always welcome, whether greeting visitors, assisting with exhibits or even helping with the archiving of the museum’s collections. Contact the museum for more information. Pleasant Valley students - - - consider the museum for your service learning projects!

Renew your membership in the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce. . . On-line and use either the PayPal option to pay by credit card, or download an application and remit by mail.

The LeClaire Marketing Alliance of downtown business owners encourages all members and non-members to attend its monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month, 8:30am, at Happy Joe's Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor in LeClaire. They hope you'll discover why it has been so successful in the past, and consider joining them as the excitement in the downtown area grows! More details forthcoming. . .

The LeClaire Board of Adjustment, the LeClaire Tourism Board, LeClaire Planning & Zoning Commission, Parks, Levee, and Rec Boards, and the LeClaire Library Board of Trustees are accepting applications. Anyone wishing to be considered for volunteer service on any of these Committees must submit a completed application form that may be obtained from City Hall during regular business hours, or can be obtained on the City’s website. Take an interest, volunteer, and get involved in your City’s future.”

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