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Written by Paige Nagle   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 13:59

Davenport, Iowa (August 20, 2014) - Gilda's Club is excited to announce its 2nd Annual Bags & Brews event to be held on Saturday, September 6th from 3-7pm at Lindsay Park in the Village of East Davenport (2200 E 11th St).

Bags & Brews will feature local craft beer tasting, free food provided by Famous Dave's, music, raffles and more. Admission is a $20 donation to Gilda's Club.

Attendees also have the option to participate in the bags tournament for an additional $10 per person. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st ($200), 2nd ($100) and 3rd ($50) place teams.

To register: visit www.bagsandbrews.com, call Paige at 563-326-7504 or stop by Gilda's Club at 1234 E. River Dr., Davenport Monday thru Friday.

All proceeds from the event benefit Gilda's Club Quad Cities. All sales are final.


Labor Day Holiday Fun PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCCVB   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:10

Experience the thrill of watching go-karts roar through the streets of downtown Rock Island, Illinois, at speeds up to 80 mph on August 30-31. The Rock Island Grand Prix is the largest and safest go-kart street race in the world and is the only race in the U.S. that is sanctioned for International drivers. This is a free event that goes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

The circus is in town! The circus is in town! The familiar saying rings true for the Quad Cities as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to the iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive in downtown Moline, Illinois, on August 29-31. For this “Built to Amaze” show, there are all-new live events engineered for excitement and custom-built for family fun. For tickets and showtimes, visit iwirelesscenter.com or ticketmaster.com, or 800-745-3000.

The spectacular Red, White & Boom! are rescheduled (from July 3rd) for 8:30 p.m. on Monday, September 1 (Labor Day). Family activities begin at 6 p.m. at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport and at Schweibert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. The bi-state fireworks show will launch from the river with primary viewing areas and family activities located in Rock Island and Davenport on the riverfront.

On Saturday, August 30, 2014, the public is invited to the Bicentennial Commemoration of the Battle of Credit Island. The memorial marker dedication and presentation about the battle begins at 10 a.m. at 2200 W. River Drive, Davenport, Iowa. The free, bicentennial events begins at 8:30 a.m. with a guided nature walk on the island. Starting at 9 a.m. exhibitor booths, historical information panels, and bounce houses will open. Then at 12 noon enjoy a lacrosse demonstration. The Battle of Credit Island on September 4-5, 1814, was one of the westernmost and last battles of the War of 1812.

The Labor Day Pow Wow is Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 at Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island. Grounds open at 10 a.m. each day. Sauk from Oklahoma and Meskwaki from Tama, Iowa, will perform their traditional dances. There will be arts and crafts exhibits with items for sale, and in addition, authentic Native American food will be sold. Free shuttle bus service will be provided from the parking lot of Roe Aquarium (4422 11th Street, Rock Island). Bring the family to this fun, culturally instructive event. It’s free, though donations will be gratefully accepted. Please bring lawn chairs and blankets.

The 3rd Annual East West Riverfest is a 17-day celebration of the arts, culture and heritage offerings that thrive in the Quad Cities along the Mississippi River. From September 5 to 21, 300 events will take place at various theaters, music venues, galleries, historic sites, parks, libraries, and attractions on both sides of the river in the Quad Cities.

Major events for East West Riverfest on the first weekend include:

  • Lock and Dam Country Jam is a two day country festival with live music, food, and activities for the kids. Performances include Confederate Railroad on Sept. 5th and Craig Campbell on Sept. 6th.
  • The annual Riverfront Pops Concert features the music of Elton John and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra on Sept. 6th.
  • First Friday of the month is a fun celebration in beautiful downtown LeClaire, Iowa.
  • Viva La Divas is a great girls’ night out at the Speakeasy in Rock Island, where the premier drag show of the Quad Cities presents award-winning performers and beautiful costumes.
  • QCA Heritage Tractor Parade on Sept. 6th at 10 a.m. at the John Deere Pavilion.

Major events for East West Riverfest on the second weekend include:

  • "Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Grandmother" at the Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse is a fun, musical comedy that looks at grandmothers in a whole new way.
  • Hometown Teams Exhibit is a nationally touring exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Museum, paired with local programs and exhibits on Rock Island County sports heritage.

Mobile food pantry on August 23 to feed hungry in the Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amber O’Brien   
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:10

Modern Woodmen sponsors final Mobile Food Pantry as part of the Knock Out Hunger Campaign


On Saturday, Aug. 23 more than 75 Modern Woodmen of America employees and their family members will host a Mobile food pantry, organized by River Bend Foodbank. Mobile food pantries are scheduled in areas where the need for food assistance is the greatest. The volunteer event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral (422 E 10th St., Davenport). Media coverage of the event is welcomed and appreciated.

Each Mobile Food Pantry provides approximately 10,000 meals and feeds hundreds of families in the Quad City community. All food is handed out in a farmer's market style of distribution.

Modern Woodmen, a fraternal financial services organization based out of Rock Island, Illinois, will sponsor the third and final mobile food pantry as part of its campaign to Knock Out Hunger. Modern Woodmen covers the expense of the Mobile Food Pantry, while employees staff the event by unloading trucks, distributing food and offering assistance to load cars.

“The summer-long campaign to Knock Out Hunger has made a tremendous difference in the Quad Cities. Just last week, Modern Woodmen packed 50,000 meals that will be distributed to families at this Mobile Food Pantry,” said River Bend Foodbank marketing director Caren Laughlin.

Knock Out Hunger campaign

This year, Modern Woodmen has selected River Bend Foodbank to support through its Knock Out Hunger campaign. Modern Woodmen employees and members will donate time, money and food to the food distribution center throughout the summer.

Multiple mobile food pantry events have taken place, backpack programs provided meals for Quad City children, the meal packing event secured 50,000 meals for the hungry and the grand finale of the campaign will be the Race to Knock Out Hunger on Sept. 20.

River Bend Foodbank is the largest hunger relief organization in the Quad Cities and surrounding communities, distributing more than 8 million pounds of food annually to feed the hungry. The Foodbank serves more than 10,000 individuals every week through its distribution network of 300 charitable feeding programs in a 22-county service area in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen of America touches lives and secures futures. The fraternal financial services organization offers financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States.


Credit Island Celebrates Historic Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Friends of Credit Island   
Monday, 18 August 2014 09:08
During the War of 1812, the battle of Credit Island took place on Sept. 4 and 5, 1814. Join us on August 30, 2014 from 8am - 2pm at Credit Island, 2200 W. River Drive in Davenport for a commemoration for the 200th anniversary of this historic battle.

LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 08/15/2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber   
Monday, 18 August 2014 08:16



LeClaire’s Riverfront Farmers’ Market - May-Oct – Every Saturday, 3-6 p.m. on the LeClaire Levee. Fresh, organic produce, sweet corn, baked goods, kettle corn, wood fire pizza, and much more!


Associated Real Estate Counselors – 532 N. Cody Road, LeClaire.  Established by Norm Nielsen with the intention of serving the real estate needs of individuals, families and businesses in Iowa. We have offices in LeClaire, Bellevue, DeWitt and Preston.  563-289-5500. www.associated-re.com




August 29th - Isabel Bloom Ribbon Cutting 103 S. Cody Road - 12:30p.m. Come help Celebrate the Grand Opening! Everyone Welcome!



August 15th – Wide River Winery – Live Music by Flat Top – 5-8 p.m.

August 16th – LeClaire Riverfront Farmers’ Market 3-6 p.m. LeClaire Levee

August 16th - The River Valley Optimist Club Trivia Night LeClaire Civic Center. Raising money to support “Bring Out the Best in Kids” in the community. Funds go to a basketball clinic, preparing Backpacks for Kids to local elementary schools, participation in Kids Against Hunger, and offering scholarships and grants. Doors open 6:30pm, Trivia 7p.m. $10 per person, $50 minimum per table (max of 8 per table). 50/50 raffle, Mullligans, door prizes. Call Josselyn Smith at 563-723-1877 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a table!

August 18th – Economic Development Meeting – 8 a.m. – LeClaire City Hall

August 21st – Faithful Pilot - Asian Fusion Dinner - $45.00 per person - 3 course with Asian inspired cocktails paired with it.

August 22nd – First Central State Bank – LeClaire – Free Community Shred Day 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Paper products only.

August 22nd – Wide River Winery – Live Music by Unidynes – 5-8 p.m.

August 23rd - Diamond Dash – LeClaire


August 23rd – Grappling on the Greens – 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting Pleasant Valley/Five Point Wrestling Club. Sunrise Golf Course. Register by August 15th or same day 7:30 a.m.  Shotgun Start 8 a.m. $60 per person or $235 4 man team. 18 Hole 4 Man Best Shot Tourney. Grill-Out, Hole Prizes, Silent Auction, Bags Tournament for families and non-golfers, and more. Call 563-505-7650 or 563-940-0229 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information about the outing and/or to be a sponsor!


August 23rd - The Faithful Pilot will be open for lunch beginning at noon for Diamond Dash

August 23rd – LeClaire Riverfront Farmers’ Market 3-6 p.m. LeClaire Levee

August 25th – Faithful Pilot - Vino Vaso - $40.00 - A glass to paint, a glass to drink, and a glass to take home!  Ticket includes Chefs cheese and crackers, and a FREE glass of wine.  Tickets available at VINO/VASO’s FACEBOOK page

August 27th – Bierstube Kooby's Karaoke 9p.m.-1a.m.

August 29th- Isabel Bloom Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening 103 S. Cody Rd. – 12:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

August 29th – Wide River Winery – Live Music The Whoosdads? – 5-8 p.m.


August 30th – LeClaire Riverfront Farmers’ Market 3-6 p.m. LeClaire Levee

August 30th– Bierstube Live Music The Old 57’s 9pm-1am

August 31st - Faithful Pilot Wine Tasting - $15.00 for 15 wines.  3:00-5:00, includes wine and chefs small bites



September 1st – Faithful Pilot Closed for Labor Day


September 5th – First Friday – LeClaire 5-8p.m.


September 6th – LeClaire Riverfront Farmers’ Market 3-6 p.m. LeClaire Levee

Sept 14th – Faithful Pilot - PINOT PIG - A CHARITY HOG ROAST on the LeClaire Levee 12-4p.m. Why? Cuz it feels good to give back - NO KID HUNGRY Cost:$50.00 includes admittance, All U CAN Eat HOG ROAST with an organic hog coming from Rustik Rooster with farmer Karl Blake (From TV’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern) and sides, live music from The Matriarchs, and $10.00 of your ticket sales goes to charity!  Goal is to raise 2K *You do NOT need to be 21 to enter but will be wrist banded at the front gate. Tickets will be available at faithfulpilot.com and in the restaurant.

September 20th - Twilight Riverboat Cruise 5 – 8 p.m. Tickets $45 per person - includes dinner and the cruise!  The Twilight holds 140 people, so get tickets soon to reserve your spots.  The tickets are available at First Central State Bank, LeClaire.

September 21st - 50th ANNUAL FALL HARVEST DINNER - Silver Creek Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, LeClaire Masonic Center, 113 S. Cody Rd., LeClaire. Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Corn & Green Beans, Salads, Rolls & Butter, Deserts & Beverage. Donation of $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 10. Serving from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

September 24th– Bierstube Live Music from The Parrot Head Club & The Fry Daddies 7pm-11pm

October 9th – LeClaire Community Library/LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Business Fair LeClaire Community Library – details and more information to come.



Essential Oils Classes – Dr. Crystal’s Chiropractic Care Beginning August 12th and then every Tuesday at 5 p.m. Classes by Sara Bennion. 419 N. Cody Road, LeClaire. 480-567-4356. Visit mydoterra.com/sarabennion for more information.

The LeClaire Riverfront Farmers Market would like to "spotlight" a different downtown business each week during its market on Saturdays from 3 - 6 p.m. No cost opportunity. Tent provided by LRFM.  Electrical power can be arranged. Set-up is between 2 - 2:45 p.m., sales start at 3 p.m. and conclude at 6 p.m., rain or shine!  Use the opportunity to showcase your business. No restrictions on "hand crafted," "American-made" or otherwise. It's your shop - feature and sell what you choose. Contact LeClaireRiverfrontFarmersMkt@gmail.com with preferred dates, and space needs (10x10 tent size limitation).

Faithful Pilot Wednesdays - Still 1/2 priced bottles wine night with Chef’s special tapas menu *Coming Soon - Brunch & Lunch so look to our website and Facebook!

Go Fish Marina Bar and Grill, Princeton – Live Music Cody Road Unplugged. Wednesdays 6-9pm


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.




FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION FOR FAMILIES OF ACTIVE MILITARY THROUGH LABOR DAY 2014 The Buffalo Bill Museum is participating in the nation-wide “Blue Star Museum” project, “a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserves, from Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 through Labor Day, September 1, 2014.

First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire Men’s group Saturday at 7:30 am at church; there are donuts, coffee, discussion and Bible Study, plus really great guys! What more could you ask?

First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire Look for us at TugFest! We have a new menu!  And, check out our website:  fpcleclaire.org

The LeClaire Community Library has a LOT going on! Contact LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin Street, LeClaire, IA 52753, (563)289-6002 or visit http://www.leclaire.lib.ia.us for more information!

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.



Commercial Property Available - 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

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.

LeClaire Events Coming Up!

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

August 16 – Cars and Coffee on the Levee – begins at 8 a.m. – Bring your wheels!

August 23 – Diamond Dash

October 5th – Bierstube - Dogtoberfest

October 12- Apple Fest

December 5-7 - Christmas in LeClaire


Chamber Networking Events – Everyone Welcome!

September 9th – Steventon’s – evening 5:30 -7pm

October 14th - Faithful Pilot – lunch- noon

November 11th - Bier Stube – lunch - noon

December 9th - Subway – lunch - noon

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