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The 2nd Annual FALL FLEMISH FEST PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Olde Towne/Belgian Bluff District   
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 09:40
Sunday, September 14th
1 - 4 PM Stephens Park, Moline
7th Street & 15th Avenue

Celebrate the history of the Olde Towne neighborhood with an afternoon of Belgian tradition, culture, food and sport.

  • Rolle Bolle
  • Pigeon Racing Exhibit
  • Music
  • Beer
  • Kid's Games
  • Old Car Show
  • Belgian Horse Team
  • Bring Your Lawn Chairs

Presenting sponsors: Dispatch-Argus-QCOnline.com, Mediacom, Euclid Beverage, Townsquare Media Quad Cities.  Partnering sponsors: Rafferty Funeral Home, MidWestOne Bank

For more information go to the Fall Flemish Fest Facebook page.

Announcing: 20th Annual QC Prayer Breakfast! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Anthem   
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 09:31
Quad Cities Prayer Breakfast
The RiverCenter, Davenport, Iowa
Saturday, September 27th,  8-10 AM
This Year's Speaker: Dr. Robert Schuller, pastor, TV speaker, media executive

This Year's Special Music: Marshall Hall, former member of the Gaither Vocal Band,
Worship Leader at Willow Creek Community Church

This Year's Special Testimony: Jim Downing
Refueling ship Captain and oldest survivor of Pearl Harbor

Watch our commercial for our 20th Anniversary Prayer Breakfast!
(Click the link below)


Reserve your table now for Sept. 27th!

September 27, 2014

The Quad Cities Prayer Breakfast

The RiverCenter, Davenport, Iowa

***** Breakfast starts serving at 7:00 AM *****

***** Program 8-10 AM *****

***** Ticket Prices ***** 

$18 Single Tickets

$96 for a Table of Eight

To purchase your tickets,

or for more information:
Call 563-322-7777

or order your tickets/table online here:

Farmers Market News August 30th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Freight House Farmers' Market   
Friday, 29 August 2014 15:44

Bring the kids.

There is always great fun at the Farmers Market, be sure to stop by the patio and see what activities we have planned.

Look at all those fresh fruits and vegetables.  With over 150 vendors at the market you can bet that if it grows locally its at the market. Brown, white, mixed or variegated farm fresh eggs are hard to beat.

Always great entertainment at the Market. You can find Jim playing on the grass by the playground.

Don't forget the indoor market where you will find more local and homemade goodness.

Sign Up Open for Free Hometown Teams Tour of Historic Stadiums PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Friday, 29 August 2014 15:42

Rock Island, IL: For more than 80 years, Rock Island and Moline sports fans have loyally cheered on their favorite Hometown Teams. Now the historic stadiums where our teams play will get their day in the spotlight. The Rock Island Library will offer a guided bus tour of Rock Island High School stadium, Wharton Field House, Browning Field and Augustana College's Lindberg Field (formerly Ericson) from 9:30 am to noon on Saturday, Sept. 27.

The free tour includes presentations on the historic features and significance of each stadium, along with running bus commentary by Thom Cornelis on 44 years in local sports broadcasting. Reservations are required for bus arrangements. To sign up, call the Rock Island Library at 309-732-7345, or use the registration option on the library's online calendar.

Reservations are requested by Monday, Sept. 22.  The event is free and open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, and strollers are not recommended due to space limitations. The bus leaves from the Rock Island Main Library's 20th Street parking lot promptly at 9:30 am and returns by noon.

The free tour is part of Hometown Teams, which brings national and local sports history to the Rock Island Public Library from Sept. 13 to Oct. 25. Activities include a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Museum, local sports history displays and 12 free programs on local sports heritage.

“Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, will be on view Saturday, Sept. 13 to Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Rock Island Library's Main Branch, 401 19th Street, Rock Island. The library will kick off the exhibit with a free opening day ceremony from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 13, with tailgate hot dogs and bands in the library's 20th Street parking lot. The event also includes a Saturday baseball story time, with Rascal the River Bandit, at 11:00 am in the Children's Room. The opening ceremony is free and open to the public.

All events are free and open to the public. Free program guides are available, or contact the library at 309-732-READ or www.rockislandlibrary.org.

“Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Illinois Humanities Council.

Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. Local sponsors include the Rock Island Community Foundation, Illinois Humanities Council, Modern Woodmen of America,  Rock Island Public Library Foundation, and Sedona Staffing, along with sponsorships from WHBF TV/CBS 4, Townsquare Media  (ESPN Quad Cities 93.5, The HAWK 104.9, 97X WXLP, and B100 ), Mickle Communications, The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus and the River Cities Reader. In kind support has been received from Bill's Moving and Storage, Victory Enterprises, and Midwest Graphics Management.

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Exhibit Venue: Rock Island Main Library: 401 19th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201, 309-732-READ (7323), www.rockislandlibrary.org. Second- floor exhibit space open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, during all scheduled library programs, and by contacting first floor service desk at other times. Exhibits close one-half hour before library closing. General library hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The library is closed on Sundays.

Lutherans in Iowa Quad-Cities collect food for local pantries PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Willey   
Friday, 29 August 2014 15:31

Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations in the Iowa Quad-Cities will collect non-perishable food for local food pantries Saturday, Sept. 6, at local grocery stores.

Volunteers will be on hand from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to distribute brochures with a “wish list” of non-perishable groceries, including pasta, canned goods such as soup, tuna, fruit and vegetables; peanut butter; gelatin; popcorn; and pasta sauce that customers can purchase at the store and donate on their way out. Anyone may donate.

The churches then will distribute the groceries to needy families through neighborhood Quad-City area food pantries.

“We hope that the community will see Lutherans being Christ in the world, responding to the needs of others – in this case, those who are hungry,” said the Rev. Travis Fisher, pastor of St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church in Davenport. “It will also show that we as congregations are working together for the sake of the Gospel.”

This is part of the “God’s Work. Our Hands” initiative of the ELCA. Nearly 10,000 congregations of the ELCA will gather to serve communities in ways that share the love of God with all of God’s people.

Participating grocery stores are Save-A-Lot, Davenport; Fareway at 53rd and Division, Davenport; Jeff’s Supermarket, Blue Grass; and the Hy-Vee stores on Rockingham Road, West Kimberly, West Locust and East Kimberly Road. The 14 ELCA Iowa Quad City Area churches and their neighborhood pantries are



  • Calvary Lutheran Church – Churches United, Buffalo Community Center



  • Hope Lutheran Church – Carrol Assistance Center – Wheatland, IA


  • Gloria Dei Lutheran Church – Durant-Wilton Food Pantry


  • Faith Lutheran Church – North Scott Food Pantry

Pleasant Valley


  • Zion Lutheran Church – Churches United, Princeton Presbyterian Church

For more information about “God’s Work. Our Hands,” visit http://www.elca.org/dayofservice#sthash.OSMx8zNG.dpuf or call Pastor Travis Fisher, St. Mark Lutheran Church, 563-322-5318.


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