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|LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements Friday 02/07/2014|
|News Releases - Local Events|
|Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce|
|Friday, 07 February 2014 10:01|
The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Award Winners for 2013, honored at the Annual Awards Dinner, February 1, 2014 at Davenport County Club:
Volunteer of the Year – Barry Long
Event of the Year – Tug Fest Iowa
Business Member of the Year – Mississippi River Distilling Company and Snap Fitness
Edward B. deSilva Leadership Award – Ryan Burchett and Terri Applegate
Pineapple Award for Outstanding Customer Service – Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium
Congratulations to all the Award Winners for 2013!!
We are also pleased to introduce the Chamber Board of Directors for 2014:
President – Mike Clingingsmith, PV Community Schools
Vice-President – Melody Oltmann, LeClaire First Presbyterian Church
Secretary – Dr. Crystal Buesing, Dr. Crystal’s Chiropractic Care
Treasurer – Andrew Arndt, Arndt Chiropractic Center, Inc.
KV Dahl – Dahl Ford Davenport
Dayle Hall – Moline Dispatch Publishing Co.
Jim Huiskamp – Blackhawk Bank and Trust
Debbie Mulvania – First Central State Bank
Vern Spring – Retired LeClaire Mayor
Time to Renew your LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Membership or Join for 2014! Go to www.leclairechamber.com to renew or join, or see the attached form to complete and return. Deadline to renew was February 1, 2014, so get your membership in! We are updating our Member Directory for the chamber website, the LeClaire Ap and the March Newsletter, and we want you on that list! Thank you for your membership!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Barb Arland-Fye – Individual Membership – Welcome, Barb!
February 7th – First Friday in LeClaire – 5-8 p.m.
Mississippi River Distilling Company Releasing the latest in our "Still Crazy" series... SIX SHOOTER SMOKE! This is a rye whiskey with a cherry wood smoked 6 row barley added giving it a rich, sweet, smoky nose and finish. Food and Spirit Tastings, Pint Glass Giveaway! www.mrdistilling.com
Wide River Winery Wide River Winery is open until 8pm serving their award winning locally made wines. Live music from 5-8pm by Tony Hoeppner. Enjoy a chocolate treat from the Sweet Life paired with Pursuit of Happiness. Also featuring their Valentine's Day wine, Be Mine, for the special price of $9.99 per bottle. www.wideriverwinery.com
Faithful Pilot Café - Live Music with The Matriarchs - show begins at 7:30
Aunt Hattie’s – Come in for a red velvet cupcake!
Razzleberries – Booze cake while it lasts!
Restaurants and several shops will be open late!
February 8th – Princeton Days Winterfest 2014 Boll’s Community Center. 4:30-7p.m. $6 Adults, $3 Children. Potato and Chicken Noodle Soup, Hot Dogs, Wine Tasting, Live Music. Pro and Amateur Chili Cook-Off. Amateurs: Bring Crock Pot of Chili to Boll’s 3:30-4:15p.m. Pros: Bring 2 gallons chili to Boll’s 3:30-4p.m. Bean Bag Tournament at 8 p.m. - $10 per person/50% payout. Call Kevin Stutting 563-340-6091 for more information!
February 10th – LeClaire Community Library - Crazy Colors! Winter got you feeling blue? How about purple, yellow, and green? Join us on Feb. 10th from 4-5pm for some stories, followed by hands-on, colorful experiments and crafts. This program is recommended for ages 3-6, and don’t forget to wear old clothes to this event—we expect to get a little messy!
February 11th – Chamber Networking Breakfast – Bier Stube, LeClaire – 8 a.m. Everyone Welcome! The Bier Stube now serves breakfast, 7-10:30 a.m. Check out the menu at http://bier-stube.com/menus/
February 11th – Faithful Pilot - New Menu Launch Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Be the first to see what Chef Robert and his team have created for this Winter/Winter menu!
February 12th – Edward Jones - Savvy Women, Smart Investors 11 a.m. at Faithful Pilot. Hosted by Amy Barnes of Edward Jones. Guest Speaker will be Ross Haeberle, Regional Manager with MFS Fund Distributors. Program will provide strategies and financial planning information pertinent to women. Edward Jones will provide Lunch for all attendees, however, reservations must be made by February 4th and space is limited. Call 563-289-2243 to make reservations or for more information.
February 13th – LeClaire Community Library - STEM Club Love science, technology, engineering, and math? If so, join us from 4-5pm on Thursday, Feb. 13th for fun experiments with friends. This program meets the second Thursday of every month, and is recommended for grades 3rd-5th.
February 14th – LeClaire Community Library - Open Board Gaming School’s out on Feb. 14th, so head over to the library to play all your favorite board games. This all-ages program is from 1-3pm.
February 14th - Crane and Pelican Valentine’s Day Dinner – 3 seatings, 5pm - 7pm - 9pm $100 per couple. Call for Reservations: 563-289-8774
February 14th – Faithful Pilot Valentine’s Day Dinner – BOOKED - 2 seatings, 6 and 8:30 p.m. $60 per person, $35 wine pairing. No coupons or discounts.
February 14th – Go Fish Marina Bar and Grill – Cupid Can Kiss My (__) Party! 7 p.m. Drink specials and lots of fun!
February 15th – Go Fish Marina Bar and Grill – Love Party 7 p.m. - $15 Dinner Special.
10 oz. Smoked Prime Rib Dinner – includes mini-bakers and sautéed vegetables. Free bottle of Champagne with purchase of 2 Prime Rib Dinners! Drink Special – Chocolate Lovers Margarita! Live music by Chuck Murphy, 7-11 p.m.
February 15th – Faithful Pilot - 4 Course Menu $60.00 - no coupons or discounts. Seating available at 6:00 & 8:30 p.m.
February 19th – Charles Schwab - ETF's Explained Want to fill gaps in your portfolio? Discover how exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can help. 2:00pm. Charles Schwab, Eric Johannes, 5345 Elmore Avenue #300, Davenport, IA 52807. Please R.S.V.P 563-275-3663
February 20th – LeClaire Community Library - Elephant and Piggy Party! Celebrate Mo Willems lovable characters with themed crafts and activities from 4-5pm. This program is best for grades Pre-K to 2nd.
February 20th – Faithful Pilot Last seating at 6:30 then closed for a private event.
February 22nd – Trivia at LeClaire Civic Center to benefit LeClaire Little League. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Trivia will start at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, 8 people per table maximum. You don’t have to be a genius! To reserve a table, call Vicky, 563-639-4621.
February 23rd - Buffalo Bill’s Birthday Party! The Buffalo Bill Museum in LeClaire invites the public to celebrate William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody's birthday from noon – 4 p.m. Born in LeClaire, IA on February 26th, 1846, he was a frontiersman, US Army Scout, and later a celebrity touring throughout the world with his “Wild West Congress.” He remains a favorite among generations, world-wide. Free admission, light refreshments, children's activities, and a visit from “Buffalo Bill” himself! No RSVP required!
February 23rd – Faithful Pilot Wine Tasting $15.00 3:00-5:00p.m
February 26th – Faithful Pilot - VINO VASO $40.00 per wine glass, includes, paint, wine glass (which you take home), one glass of free wine, and cheese, fruit and cracker tray. Make reservations on Vino Vaso's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/
February 27th – LeClaire Community Library - Spy Club Are you a master of disguise? Can you decode secret messages or enter a room undetected? Join us Feb. 27th from 4-5pm to sharpen you spy skills and learn some new tricks. This program is recommended for grades 3rd-5th.
February 28th through March1st - Buffalo Bill Museum Fundraiser YOUNKER'S Community Days 2014 Returns with more savings in the valuable coupon books! Available through the Buffalo Bill Museum (or online at www.communitydayevent.com). Each $5 booklet contains over $500 in coupon-savings, including a$10 coupon to use on an item of $10 or more; a shopping pass to save up to 25% off, shop online or at your local store; a30% off Early Bird Coupon valid BOTH DAYS until 1pm; and lots more! To purchase a booklet, visit the Buffalo Bill Museum by March 1st! Every $5 booklet purchased results in a $5 contribution to the museum, too! We appreciate your support!
February 28th – LeClaire Community Library - LEGO Club See what building challenge is in store for you on Friday, Feb. 28th from 3:30-4:30pm. This program meets the last Friday of every month and is recommended for ages 7 & up.
Save the Date
March 1st – Rock and Roll Bingo! LeClaire Rec Center – Fund raiser for Freedom Rock. Songs will be played and you identify the songs on bingo cards. There will be 50/50 and other raffles. Event will be hosted by Cody Tucker of B100! More details to come!
March 7th - Buffalo BIll Museum Grand Opening & Ribbon-Cutting 5 p.m. Come celebrate the museum's expanded facility during an Open House (4-7pm) and the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce's Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at 5pm. It will be a great start of "First Friday" in LeClaire!
Faithful Pilot Café Lunches Wednesday-Saturday 12-2 - Sammie Of The Day, House made Soups, Salads, and Pasta!
Riverbend Signworks' most recent UPDATER was published this week. This issue is related to branding. It's also available on-line for a limited time here: http://myemail.
Chamber Member, Diane Nelson, is the New Associate of the Year 2013 with Ruhl and Ruhl Realtors! She works from the Davenport office. Congratulations, Diane!
Beginning oil painting classes upstairs at the Crane and Pelican. They will begin on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18th, 25th, Mar. 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th. Wednesday's beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 19th, 26th, Mar. 5th, 12th, 19th and the 26th. Classes will be small - cost $125.00 plus supplies. Please call Billie Davids, 563-349-3338
Riverbend Signworks is proud to have helped design and build a putt-putt golf hole for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters "Putt A Round" - and it won 1st place for "most difficult" golf hole! We collaborated with Results Marketing and GalaxyOne on this project. (yep, we do more than signs!) Also, only a few more days to take advantage of our design special! http://riverbendsignworks.com/
Winter Hours for the LeClaire Information Center Noon-3 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday. May be closed some days for inclement weather.
New hours for LeClaire Antiques & Appraisals - Wed - Sat 11-4 and by appointment!
Commercial Space for Rent – 204 Jones St. - Call 563-370-2386 for more information. Will show by appointment. Commercially zoned only. Lease with option to purchase.
Park Run Apartments/Newbury Living complex - 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Available - 1701 Iowa Drive, LeClaire, Iowa 52753. Washer & dryers in every unit along with all other appliances. Each apartment has either a balcony or a patio. Considerable storage in each 1 BR, 2 BR or 3 BR unit. Call (563) 289-5159 for a tour and more information today!
Visit the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce website www.leclairechamber.com and see us on Facebook!
SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire Meals for Seniors at the church every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon. Good food and a time to visit with others. Please call 563-289-3646 and make a reservation 2 days in advance.
LeClaire Recreation Center Calendar - Join us for Family Nights!
4:00-6:30pm, $2 per person; 3 and under free. Concessions available.
February 8th - Open gym and movie "Casper"
March 8th - Open gym and movie "ET"
All movies start at 5:00 pm - www.leclairereccenter.com
LeClaire Events Coming Up!
May 2-3– French Market Days
May 3-4 – LeClaire Community Library Book Sale
LeClaire Community Library Events:
Storytime Hours: Every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm & Friday morning at 10:30am.
Just for Teens:
Service Hours: Looking for new opportunities to complete your service hour requirements? The library could always use some help! Students are invited to stop by the library as their schedule allows—no advance appointment is required—and we will put them to work! We try and be as flexible as possible—student volunteers can stay as long or as little as they are able to or comfortable with.
TAG: In March, the library will be starting up our very first Teen Advisory Group (TAG)! Join us for our first meeting on March 20th, from 4-5pm to learn how YOU can help the library staff develop services for young adults. By attending you can earn credit towards your services hours, and we serve snacks!
Events for Adults:
LeClaire Writer’s Group: every 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm. Join us in the fireplace room for peer review, to discuss writing, and meet other local authors!
Adult Book Discussion Group: For the month of February, we’ll be reading The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison. We’ll meet on Wednesday, Feb. 26th at 6:30 in the fireplace room to discuss. To see the rest of the Book Club picks for 2014, visit the Adult Events tab on our website here: http://www.leclaire.lib.ia.us/
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