LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 05/02/2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 02 May 2014 14:46

ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 05/02/2014


The June 2014 Chamber Newsletter will soon be in production to be delivered to Every Business and Home within the 52753 zipcode area!! Advertising rates remain: 1/8 page: $75; ¼ page: $100; ½ page: $125; full page: $250. Just send your ad information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and we will forward it on to House of Print for you. Many of you signed up for each 2014 1/4ly issue and will get your 10% discount and may update your ad for June! No cost assistance in developing an advertisement is available through House of Print. If you would rather work with House of Print directly, send your ad to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and please copy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Deadline May 9th, 5:00 p.m. Chamber Members - Get the word out about your business or events and be ready for SUMMER!




May 2nd – First Friday in LeClaire – 5-8 p.m.

Mississippi River Distilling Company – Food and Spirit Tastings and Live Music by Bobby Bush - www.mrdistilling.com

Wide River Winery – Wine and Music on the Mississippi – Live Music, Danika Holmes, 5-8 p.m. - www.wideriverwinery.com

Faithful Pilot - Live Music with The Matriarchs beginning at 7:30

Aunt Hattie’s – Come in for a Rum Chata Pudding Cup!

Razzleberries – Booze Cake while it lasts!

Bierstube - Karaoke - 9pm-1am

Restaurants and several shops will be open late!


May 2nd-3rd - French Market Days - LeClaire

Friday, May 2nd

Book Sale at LeClaire Community Library

*2-3pm: Piano Roll Banner Class includes supplies and refreshments.

*5:30pm: Book Page Wreath Class includes supplies and refreshments.

5:30-8pm: First Friday including Mississippi River Distilling Co.'s tour, food and drink sampling and live music in the courtyard at Wide River Winery, and much more!

10% discount at LeClaire hotels with breakfast included. Rest and refresh for Saturday's shopping and special classes.
Plant sales

Saturday, May 3rd

Mother's Day Shopping Specials

*9am-noon: Cookie decorating class. Learn to do professional cookie decorating and take some home! $35 at Medic EMS Community Room

10am-noon: Children's FREE "Tour de LeClaire" Big Wheel races on the Levee.

10am-4pm: French Flea Market on the Levee. Parking spaces full of treasures will be sold on the spot from the participants just like they do in Europe.

10am-4pm: Special art projects at Reusable Usables. Donations accepted.
Plant sales

3-6pm: LeClaire's Riverfront Farmer's Market includes fresh produce, artisan foods, and specialty snacks.

Book Sale at LeClaire Community Library - $1 bag day.

*Reservation and pre-payment required at www.visitleclaire.com
For more information on all the events please visit www.visitleclaire.com


May 3rd - Our Lady of the River Catholic Church 3rd Annual Trivia Night 2800 216th Street Place, LeClaire, IA. Doors open at 6 p.m., trivia starts at 6:30 p.m. $10 per person. Drinks and Cinco de Mayo themed Food for sale. Participants may bring food and soda, beer or wine.  Ages 12 or older may play.  Door prizes, pay out to top 2 teams.  Proceeds will go to the Parish Hall Remodel Project.  Contact Janice at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (563)289-3232 for table reservations and more information.


May 3rd, 4th, 5th – Bierstube Cinco De Mayo Specials $3 Margaritas, $4 Chips and Queso and $8 Beef or German Nachos


May 5th – Cinco de Mayo – watch for events and specials at local businesses!


May 7th – Faithful Pilot - IPTV Television Show Iowa Ingredient will be filming and doing a feature story on Chef Robert and The Faithful Pilot


May 9th – My Lady Downton Abbey Inspired Workshop - Reusable Usables 6:30-9ish. $35 per person (includes all materials) Prepaid only - class size limited to 10. Paint and apply found objects, ephemera, laces, fabric and more. Prepay by visiting store or website. BYOB. Adults Only. No Refunds! 563-289-3946. www.reusableusables.org


May 9th – Wide River Winery LeClaire – Music on the Mississippi The Old 57’s – 5-8 p.m.


May 9th - Bierstube Karaoke 9pm-1am


May 10th – Bierstube - Live Music The Fry Daddys 8pm- 12am


May 11th – Faithful Pilot Mother’s Day Brunch $30.00 per person seating at 10:00 & 12:30.  3 courses for $30.00. No coupons or discounts allowed.


May 11th - Bierstube Mothers’ Day Brunch - $10- 8am -1pm. Breakfast menu available 7am-10:30am and lunch menu available at 10:30am.


May 13th – Chamber Networking Lunch – Blue Iguana LeClaire, noon. Everyone welcome!


May 14th - Spring Concert at the LeClaire Community Library with ‘Spiked Lobelia’. 6pm. Spiked Lobelia says they are both a prairie flower and a band, “Old time country/Irish/Bluegrass/eclectic goodness through & through”. Bring a snack and friends for this fun family-friendly event in the brick courtyard outside the library, weather permitting. (Rain location is inside the library).


May 15th – Faithful Pilot - Free Iowa Distilling Company Tasting from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Come try some local spirits for FREE!


May 16th - Wide River Winery LeClaire – Music on the Mississippi Jordan Danielsen, 5-8 p.m.


May 16th - Bierstube Karaoke 9pm-1am


May 17th - Go Fish "Kick off to Summer" Party! Live music by Keep off the Grass on the outdoor patio from 7-11pm. Princeton.


May 17th - Trivia Night Benefiting the LeClaire Lions Club LeClaire Civic Club. Doors open 6:30pm; game starts 7pm. $10 per person.  Bring your own, or purchase refreshments.


May 18th – Faithful Pilot Spring Wine Tasting 3-5 p.m. $15.00 per person


May 19th – Economic Development Meeting – City Hall – 8:00 a.m.


May 19th – Faithful Pilot VINO VASO A glass to paint and to drink.  $40.00 per person. Wine glass, cheese, crackers, one complimentary glass of wine, and painting! 6:00 p.m. Reservations -Vino Vaso’s Facebook page.


May 20th - First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire - Women’s Mini-Retreat 9:30 am to 12 noon, cost $6.Call Pastor Melody, 563-381-7777.


May 23rd - Wide River Winery LeClaire – Music on the Mississippi Olivia Dvorak, 5-8 p.m.


May 23rd – Bierstube - Live Music The Old 57's 9pm-1am


May 24th – Bierstube Karaoke 9pm-1am


May 26th – Faithful Pilot Closed for Memorial Day


May 30th - Wide River Winery LeClaire – Music on the Mississippi Pieces of Candy, 5-8 p.m.


Save the Date


June 21st – Buffalo Bill Museum - Annual John Boesch Memorial Golf Outing 8 a.m. Clinic with Golf Pro Matt Boesch. Shotgun Start 9 a.m. Olathea Golf Course, LeClaire IA.  $65/person, includes cart and lunch. Hole prizes, Silent Auction. Don't golf? Join us for lunch $7! Call the museum today to reserve your place in this annual fundraiser! 563-289-5580.


Serving the Community and Beyond


First Children's Finance and Scott County Kids will recognize Kiddie Karrasel Academy of LeClaire in celebration of the accomplishments of the child care businesses participating in the Scott County Growth Fund Program. Other local schools, preschools and day care centers will also be honored at Isle of Capri on May 6th by invitation only. Congratulations Kiddie Karrasel Academy!




The LeClaire Tourism Board is now seeking applications for individuals interested in filling an upcoming vacancy on the Tourism Board representing retail. Board applications are available at City Hall during regular business hours or may be downloaded from the City’s website (home page, left-hand side). For this upcoming vacancy consideration, completed applications and any accompanying information must be received at City Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014. Any and all applications timely received will be reviewed by the Board and a decision will be made on June 2, 2014. Board position to begin on July 1, 2014. If anyone has any questions or if you need further information, please feel free to contact Cindy Bruhn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Celebration Belle 2014 Cruising Season April 2nd – October 31st.  Make reservations online at www.celebrationbelle.com or call 1-800-297-0034


Buffalo Bill Museum archives are now open to the public for research on local and regional history, genealogies and more!

August 10th – LeClaire Community Night, Modern Woodman Ball Park. Game time 5:00pm, River Bandits/Beloit Snappers. Mayor Bob Scannell will throw first pitch! A night to celebrate businesses and folks of Leclaire. Awards or special on-field recognition can be done followed by short video on mega-tron highlighting special places and faces in LeClaire filmed the week before. Businesses or groups interested in participating may contact Amanda Henzen, Account Executive and Director of Merchandise 563.333.2729 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

LeClaire Information Center Volunteers Needed! Contact Cindy Bruhn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-650-7963 to volunteer.


Visit the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce website www.leclairechamber.com and see us on Facebook!


If you would like to attend a Chamber Board Meeting in order to present a topic, please contact the Board in advance at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in order to be included an upcoming agenda. Board Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month.



Commercial Property Available - 1295 and 1297 Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire, Iowa. Please call: Mike Burke - Mel Foster Co. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Mobile: 563-349-2705, Direct: 563-823-5272

Commercial Space for Sale or Lease/Purchase – 204 Jones St. - Call 563-370-2386 for more information. Will show by appointment. Commercially zoned only.

Park Run Apartments/Newbury Living complex - 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Available - 1701 Iowa Drive, LeClaire, Iowa 52753. 1 BR, 2 BR or 3 BR unit. Call (563) 289-5159 more information today!

Do you have Residential or Commercial property available? Please contact the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with a property description, complete contact information including phone numbers and rental or purchase pricing.

May-Oct – Farmer’s Market - Every Saturday, 3-6 p.m. on the LeClaire Levee

June 6-7 - City Wide Garage Sales

August - Tug Fest

October 12- Apple Fest

October - Witch's Walk

December - Christmas in LeClaire

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