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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 10/20 - 10/23 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:30
Join River Music Experience tomorrow night for Moondance 2014 in the Redstone Room! Proceeds from this special event benefit area youth wishing to participate in music education at RME. Round up the kids on Saturday morning, too, for Kidz Days at RME featuring Chris Dunn. This fun and educational event gives kids a chance to enjoy live music and other performances just for them! Next Thursday, plan to spend your evening basking in blues and rock with Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown.

Raise your glass to raising funds for the German American Heritage Center this Saturday during the SUDS II Beer Tasting Event. With Bier from MUGZ, sausage and potato salad from Jerry's Market, and melodious live music, this tasting is sure to please. Earlier in the day, teacher's are invited to participate in the Teaching Modern Germany Workshop. All educators are welcome and encouraged to attend this FREE event!

Calling all dapper ladies and gentlemen! Join fellow tweeders for a leisurely bike ride along our scenic riverfront in the QC Tweed Ride on Saturday. Starting at the Freight House, the ride proceeds to Credit Island Park for tea, the Village of East Davenport for Lagomarcino's treats, and ends at Mac's Tavern for Bangers and Mash OR Guinness Fish and Chips with a New Belgium Fat Tire Keg. Awards will be presented to Most Dapper Gent, Most Fashionable Lady, Best Vintage Bike, and Best Moustache!

What better way to spend your Sunday morning than with a downtown brunch? Back by popular demand, Me & Billy hosts another Pop-Up Brunch with a choice of sweet, savory, or healthy fare. On Wednesday, The Crepe Guy makes a special appearance for a Crepe and Beer Dinner highlighting 4 beers a 3 courses of crepes.

Did you know October is Fair Trade Month? No better time to swing by SiS International Shop to see what fair trade items are all about. While you're in the area, grab yourself some candy apples from the Chocolate Manor and see what goodies you can find at Gifts, Greetings, & Gourmet, as well. While we're talking local, mark your calendars and be ready to shop small for Small Business Saturday on November 29.

Keep your eyes open for the River Cities' Reader 2014 Quad Cities Fall/Winter Dining Guide hitting shelves this week! Peruse through the guide for a list of the many mouth-watering, taste-bud-tingling, unique bars and restaurants right here in downtown Davenport and beyond! If you've ever dined downtown, you might even see a few familiar faces on the cover.

Monday, October 20

Leadership Through People Skills

Where: St. Ambrose University Professional Development Center

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: $1,295

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Live Lunch with Lewis Knudsen

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Margaritas & $6 Tacos

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Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Vino van Gogh

Where: Me & Billy

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: $38

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Wine About Monday

Where: Me & Billy

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: 1/2 off bottles of wine

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Tuesday, October 21

 

$5,000 Free Play Frenzy

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Acoustic Music Club

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Bar Wars Trivia

Where: Me & Billy

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 Coors Light pitchers/$6 Cheeseburgers, fries, and Old Style Light

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Class: Figure Drawing

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $20/3 classes/student; $30/3 classes/adult; $12/single session

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

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Freight House Farmers Market
Where: Freight House Building and Parking Lot
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

 

It's Firkin Tuesday!

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $4 Burger Baskets

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Leadership Through People Skills

Where: St. Ambrose University Professional Development Center

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: $1,295

Website

 

Open Studio

Where: Re-Cre8 Studio

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Price: $25

Website

 

Preserving Pumpkin and Squash

Where: Quad Cities Food Hub

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: $15

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Quad City Kix Band

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Wednesday, October 22

 

$1500 Weekday Winning Slot Tourney

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: 100 points/entry; 10 entries max/guest

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$7500 Wicked Wednesday

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Attack of the Casks

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 5:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Crepe & Beer Dinner
Where: Me & Billy
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Price: $40
Japanese Artist Anna Ito- Calligraphy art, ZEN art stones, & Statement Jewelry Exhibit
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts, Showcase #1
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: Available for purcase at affordable prices
Leadership Through People Skills
Where: St. Ambrose University Professional Development Center
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: $1,295

Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

Website

 

"Pumpkin" Painting

Where: Re-Cre8 Studio

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: $30

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RME Open Mic & Jam

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Thursday, October 23

American Cue Sports Midwest Eight Ball Tournament
Where: RiverCenter
Time: Noon
Price: $50 and up
An Evening with Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.
Price: $22

Bar Wars Trivia

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website
Bix BeiderBomb: Comedy Workshop
Where: Upstairs of Boozies Bar and Grill
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

 

Bucktown Center for the Arts

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website
Class: Book Arts - Sculptural Bookmaking
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $80/member; $90/non-member; $16 materials fee payable to instructor

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website
Falbo's Karaoke Night
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

 

Figure Drawing/Painting Class
Where: Atom Studio + Gallery, Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 6:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Price: $60/month or $15/session
Film: St. Ambrose Middle Eastern Film Series
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Flip Cup Night
Where: Me & Billy
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Interpretive Response in Dance and Music
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Japanese Artist Anna Ito- Calligraphy art, ZEN art stones, & Statement Jewelry Exhibit
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts, Showcase #1
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: Available for purchase at affordable prices
"Lakeside Chairs" Painting
Where: Re-Cre8 Studio
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Price: $30
Leadership Through People Skills
Where: St. Ambrose University Professional Development Center
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: $1,295
Politics & Pints
Where: Freight House
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Price: $10/member; $15/non-member

 

Portraits in Acrylic Paints Level 2
Where: Atom Studio + Gallery, Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Price: $95

 

Pub Trivia
Where: Brady Street Pub
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Wine-tini Thursdays

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Price: 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine and 1/2 Price Martinis

Website

 
Upcoming events at the Moline Public Library Nov 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jan LaRoche   
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:26

Lego Robotics

The Moline Public Library kicks off “Project Next Generation: Dream, Design, Deliver” with a Lego Robotics Workshop series. Teens and Tweens in grades 5 and up will learn how to assemble and program motorized LEGO robots using LEGO Mindstorm kits. Sessions will take place on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on November 6, 13, and 20 and December 4, 11, and 18. Attendance at all six sessions is recommended. No experience is necessary, but space is limited and registration is required. Bus passes will be available to registered participants.

For more information, or to register for the program, contact Jan LaRoche at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling 309-524-2470.

 

TEEN-ucopia

Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:30

Teens can stop by the Teen Corner of the Moline Public Library on Wednesdays between 2:30 and 4:30 to enjoy a variety of video games, board games, crafts, and other activities. No registration required. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at  http://www.molinelibrary.com.


Brilliant Companions

Monday, November 3 @ 6:30

The Brilliant Companions, a Doctor Who fan club, will meet at the Moline Public Library on Monday, November 3 at 6:30 to discuss our season seven of the Classic Doctor Who, featuring Jon Pertwee. This program is free and open to all ages. No registration is required. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at  http://www.molinelibrary.com.

 

Teen Advisory Group

Thursday, November 6 @ 3:30

The Teen Advisory Group of the Moline Public Library will meet on Thursday, November 6 at 3:30. Quad City area teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to help plan programs and events for teens, give feedback about the library, and meet new friends. No registration is required. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at  http://www.molinelibrary.com.

 

Anime Club

Tuesday, November 18 @ 3:30

Fans of anime, manga, and all things Japanese are invited to join the Moline Public Library’s Anime Club on Tuesday, November 18 at 3:30. Bring your anime and manga to share with the group or exchange for something new. This program is free and open to ages 12 to 21. No registration is required. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at  http://www.molinelibrary.com.

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Benefit for Desmond Cunningham PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Casey Milem   
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:06

Davenport, IA – Desmond Cunningham is not like most 28 year olds. 

Desmond moved to the Quad Cities from Maywood, Illinois to attend Augustana College where he played on the football team.  Shortly after college he joined the staff at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Rock Island where he has worked for the past 6 years as the Teen-Outreach Coordinator.  He is a dedicated role model to the under-privileged children and often described as someone who consistently goes above and beyond his job duties.  But he doesn’t stop there.

Desmond also works for New Choices Inc., a human service provider in Eastern Iowa.  There he supports adults with intellectual disabilities so they are able to live independently.  Despite working with individuals with challenging behavior, Desmond always maintains his composure and treats clients with the utmost respect.  He has even been known to take individuals home for Christmas to ensure they have a family to spend the holidays with and gifts to open. The service recipients’ fondness for Desmond is vividly illustrated in their eagerness for his return to work.

Desmond has dedicated his life in helping others and now it’s time for others to return the love.  A year ago Desmond was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma (a rare cancer found in the bile ducts).  He is currently undergoing chemotherapy to buy him time but there is no known cure.  Friends and family are hosting a benefit to help support him mentally and financially.

Whether you know Desmond or not, we encourage you to attend the event on Saturday November 8th starting at 2 o’clock p.m. at Carriage Haus in Davenport.  There will be a tournament, silent auction, and raffle, along with Koozies and bracelets for sale.  All proceeds are going to help with medical bills.

 
Snow Leopard Day at Niabi Zoo PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marc Heinzman   
Friday, 17 October 2014 15:06
Coal Valley, IL – October 16, 2014 – Niabi Zoo announced today that it will be
featuring its pair of snow leopards during a special event on Saturday, October
18. The event is titled Snow Leopard Day and will feature games, special staff
talks, and a raffle.
Snow Leopard Day is designed to put a focus on Niabi Zoo’s pair of snow
leopards, Niko and Kira, in order to educate zoo guests about this endangered
species. Fun games, exclusive staff talks, and unique merchandise will be
available during the event. “We are very excited to highlight this incredible
species with its own special day,” said Zoo Director Marc Heinzman. “Snow
leopards are one of the most beautiful and fascinating species of big cats in the
world, and they truly deserve special attention.”
All of the activities for Snow Leopard Day are including with the regular
admission rates. Niabi Zoo will also be selling $5.00 raffle tickets for a chance to
win a snow leopard paw print or an exclusive Big Cat Encounter behind-thescenes
experience. All proceeds raised from the raffle will be donated to the
International Snow Leopard Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to
protecting snow leopards in the wild and their Asian mountain habitats. All
activities will take place from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Niabi Zoo will be open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with the last admission at 3:00
PM. Regular admission rates will apply.
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Weekend Events at the GAHC PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Friday, 17 October 2014 14:34
We have a variety of great offerings for you and your family or friends this weekend! We hope you will join us for one (or all!) of these events!
Friday, Oct 17- 3pm & 7pm
Turner presentation at the Butterworth Center, Moline- FREE!

World-Class Physical Culture on a One Dollar Investment

 

Presented by Dr. Ed Thomas

 

The Quad-Cities led the way during the Golden Era of physical training from around 1885-1920, including the Turners Society and the Turnvereine or gymnastic unions. The methods, materials, and motivators of classical physical training systems from that period are being rediscovered nationwide, and this visual presentation will explore unique opportunities for the Quad Cities to once again lead the way in physical culture.

 

This program has been facilitated with the assistance of the German American Heritage Center, Davenport.

Sat. Oct. 18th 9:30-3:30
Free Teacher's Workshop from the Goethe Institute!

 

There is still room to sign up for this free workshop for Educators & Educators to be!

The workshop will focus on those in the fields of social studies, history, sociology, environmental studies, pre-engineering, sports and German language teachers.

A certificate for 6 hours of attendance credit is available from WIU for this event. The presenter and materials are furnished to us by the Goethe Institute, which is funded as a cultural arm of the German government and is high quality.

The workshop will include information on how you may qualify for a free, all-expense study trip to Germany. A 2012 recipient of this award came from the North Scott School District, and it would be exciting to see another area educator take part in the next round!

Snacks and Lunch Provided -Call 563-322-8844 to register!

Sat. Oct. 18th 6pm-8pm
SUDS II Beer Tasting!

 

Raise your Glass to Support the German American Heritage Center at this year's beer tasting!

SUDS II is the third annual beer tasting at GAHC with the MUGZ home brewers. Our friends at MUGZ will be brewing up German style beers while Jerry's Market will be on hand with German sausages and potato salad. Come enjoy this fun atmosphere of great beer, food, and more as we support the educational programs and exhibitions at GAHC.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Must be 21 and over.
For tickets or more info contact Kelly at
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