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Written by Laura Ernster   
Friday, 16 November 2012 15:02
Special Announcement!
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! https://www.shopsmall.com
ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 11/16/2012
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November 16th - Faithful Pilot - Thanksgiving Inspired Menu Chef and his team will be featuring a 3 Course Thanksgiving inspired menu starting Friday November 16th. Plan your evening out with friends or family with whom you won’t be able to spend the day of Thanksgiving. Reservations call 563-289-4156
November 16th-17th – Enright’s Super Car Wash – LeClaire - Annual Holiday Promotion This weekend we are offering $2.00 Automatic Car Washes or a Free Wash with a purchase of tokens. This event kicks off our “Holiday Token Sale”, now through Jan. 6th – 7 tokens for $20 – each token has a value of $6.00. Tokens Make Great Gifts! Stock up for Winter!
November 17th - Movie Night: "Polar Express"- LeClaire Rec Center 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: leclairerecboard@yahoo.com
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 - 1 day only special offer - buy 3 bottles & receive 10% off. Wine pairing with appetizers & dessert with recipes. New holiday gift items available. www.wideriverwinery.com (563) 519-9463.
November 20th - 11:30 -12:30 – Presbyterian Church Free Lunch LeClaire Civic Center, 11:30-12:30 - The First Presbyterian Church ofLeClaire is offering a free lunch to anyone in LeClaire. Serving macaroni and cheese, fruit, hot dogs and cookies, lemonade, milk and coffee. Anyone, any age, regardless of need is invited. Please help pass the word!
November 28th - LeClaire Community Library Monthly Adult Book Discussion Group Meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the LeClaire Community Library 6:30 p.m.  Bookmarks listing the reading selections for 2012 are now available at the Circulation Desk or visit our website for details. www.leclairelibrary.org

Through November 30th – LeClaire Community Library Silent Auction benefiting the Library (3rd and Wisconsin) Stop by and place a bid on many great items! All proceeds support the library. www.leclairelibrary.org

Save the Date
December 7th and 8th First Friday and First Saturday in LeClaire. The Mississippi River Distilling Company will be celebrating First Friday AND First Saturday featuring their Spirited Chef Stephanie’s great food items, free signature cocktails, and for the first 100+ bottles sold on Friday, receive a festive Holiday pint glass!  For First Friday, Wide River Winery will have Appetizers and Samples of their Holiday Wine, "Merry Berry"! Other restaurants and shops open both nights!
December 7th-8th-9th - Christmas in LeClaire 2012!
Friday, 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
*LeClaire Civic Center - Free Carriage and Wagon Rides, Cookie Tin Sales, Live Nativity, Bazaar, Baked Goods, Crafts and Silent Auction
*Reusable Usables - Repurposed Craft Fair
*4-8 p.m. – Calvary Chapel 4-Square – Free Ornament Decorating
Saturday, 10:00 A. M. - 8:00 P.M.
*8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast with Santa
*10a.m.-noon- Expressions in Thread – Make Sock Snowmen - $3 lessons
*Noon – 3-4 p.m. Santa's Playhouse
*Noon – 4 p.m. Wide River Winery’s WINTER WONDERLAND
*LeClaire Civic Center - Free Carriage and Wagon Rides, Cookie Tin Sales, Bake Sale , Crafts and Silent Auction
*Grasshoppers – Castle Ridge Wine Tasting Sat. afternoon - Christmas Music
*Reusable Usables - Repurposed Craft Fair
*Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium – Live Music, Holiday Treats
*Calvary Chapel 4-Square – Free Ornament Decorating
Sunday, 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
*LeClaire Civic Center - Free Carriage and Wagon Rides, Craft and Silent Auction (Bidding closes at 2p.m.)
*Reusable Usables - Repurposed Craft Fair
*Noon – 4 p.m. Wide River Winery’s WINTER WONDERLAND
All Weekend - Local Stores Open with Great Shopping Opportunities!
Razzleberries - Free sequin flower ring with any $25 purchase!
December 8th: "Stampin’ Up” Class LeClaire 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. www.leclairelibrary.org

December 15th: Holiday Party with Games and MusicThe LeClaire RecCenter, 429 N. 3rd Street (Corner of 3rd Street and Ferry) 5:30-8:00 P.M. Details coming soon!

FYI
The River Cities’ Reader has sent out the latest issue of the Quad Cities' Dining Guide. Contained in the guide, along with 700+ restaurant listings, is the annual Best of the QC Survey.  But this survey is different from ones in the past as this one focuses exclusively on food and drink. You can vote online at http://www.rcreader.com/best-of-qc/survey.php?sid=72 now to February 1, 2013  There are fifty questions, you only have to answer 15 or more to make your ballot count.  Results will be published in the Spring of 2013. Pass this link along and vote for your favorite area eating and drinking establishments!
SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
Generations Café - A Low Cost Noon Meal-Service for Seniors is in need of a driver every other Friday to deliver lunch to homebound seniors. Mileage is reimbursable. Helping the less mobile enjoy a nourishing mid-day meal is so rewarding. If interested, please call Heide at 563-289-3646.  They also serve Meals for Seniors at the First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire 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.
The LeClaire Tourism Manager, Donna Walley shares - “Consider volunteering at the new LeClaire Information Center .” She may be reached through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or “LeClaire Iowa ” on FaceBook. Join others who enjoy introducing visitors and newcomers to what LeClaire has to offer! Four hour shifts to suit your schedule! Great location!
Trivia Nights in LeClaire at the LeClaire Civic Center
2013 Trivia Nights:
January 12th - LeClaire Community Library
February 9th Coe Noack Memorial Scholarship
April 6th - LeClaire Little League
April 27th - Civic Club
May 18th - American Legion
June 8th - Buffalo Bill Museum
LeClaire Trivia Nights have raised over $95,000 for local non-profit organizations! Thank you for your continued support!
LeClaire Park Board Special Events Calendar (clip and save)
Spring 2013 - Spring Fling Easter Egg Hunt ( Hollyhock Park )
Spring 2013 – Cinco de Mayo
Spring 2013 - LeClaire Plant Exchange (downtown)
Spring 2013 – Spring/French Market Days
Summer 2013 - City-Wide Water Explosion ( Hollyhock Park )
Summer 2013 - Bike Parade & Decorating
Summer 2013 – Tug Fest
www.LeClaireChamber.com and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!
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