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Davenport Parks & Rec October newsletter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Monday, 01 October 2012 07:26
Junior TheaterMainstage Show
Beauty and the Beast, by Vera Morris is the featured fall presentation in October: Cursed! A young prince is transformed into a Beast because of his selfishness and locked away in an enchanted castle, along with all who serve him.  To break the curse, he must learn to love more than just himself.  Beauty, a young girl from a nearby village, finds her way into the cursed castle.  Join us as the magic unfolds onstage.

@ 1:00 and 4:00 pm;

@ 2:00 pm.

Admission is $5 anyone 3 and up.

 

Recreation Programs

This weekend - Family Friday Nights

Join us tonight for Family Friday Night at Credit Island. A guided night hike will take place to look for wildlife and we'll investigate night creatures. 6pm - 9pm. Fee: $2.50

Every Friday night is a different activity for the whole family.  
October 5 - Nature:  Night Hike at Credit Island; 
October 12 - Junior Theatre: Jumanji; 
October 19 - Sports:  Red Hawk Golf and movie; 
October 26 - Friday Night Jam and Uno tournament at Roosevelt Community Center.
School Out Days

Need something for your kids to do when school is not in session?  We have school out days for all ages.  Elementary age students can attend either the River's Edge or Roosevelt Community Center.  Days will be filled with playing games, doing crafts, taking field trips and spending time with friends.  Intermediate age students will attend Collins House and days will be focused on exploring future career options and helping engage youth in volunteerism. Program will run from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm.  Each student should bring a water bottle and sack lunch, wear socks and gym shoes, and bring warm clothes to skate!  Afternoon snacks will be provided. Fees range from $15 - $125. See page 29 of our Fall/Winter 2012 Thrive catalog for all available days and fees, or click here for our online catalog.

Healthiest State Walk

Residents of the Davenport and the greater Quad Cities will join with thousands of other Iowans in a one-kilometer Healthiest State Walk at 12 noon on Wednesday, October 3. Local walkers will meet at the River's Edge, 700 West River Drive.  We will walk from River Drive to Credit Island and back, with an option for those that would like to hike around the 2.3 miles island. Click here for more details.

 

Senior Coffee

Come enjoy the sights, sounds and fragrance of the Conservatory. The Fall Color show will be in bloom. Wednesday, October 10, 10 am to Noon. Fee is $1.00.

Changing of the Season Hike

Autumn color makes fall an enjoyable time.  A guided hike at Sunderbruch Park will be conducted to show how trees change color and how the plants and animals prepare for the upcoming cold months. 
Saturday, October 13, 10 am - 11:00 am,
Fee - $2.00

 

Toddling on the Wild Side

Come experience Fejervary Learning Center's toddling nature program and bring your 18-24 month old child to experience hands-on nature explorations.  Program starts at 10 am and will last for 30 minutes.  For only $2, children will discover programs exploring nature's many beautiful animals, reptiles, insects, plants and how weather impacts our amazing creatures.  Click here for dates and registration.

Golf DavenportFall Special
Enjoy these beautiful fall days at our Duck Creek and Emeis golf courses with our weekday fall special:
From now through October 7, play 18 holes for the price of 9, Monday through Friday at Duck Creek or Emeis golf course. Discount applies to green fees and carts. Take advantage today! You deserve a round of midweek golf before the season ends!
Need more?
If you have questions about anything in this newsletter, or about any Parks and Recreation facility or program, check out our website at:


Our website probably has the information you're looking for.
Or visit us in person at:
Davenport Parks and Recreation
700 W River Dr
Davenport, Iowa 52802
563-328-7275
Our hours are 6am - 10pm, 7 days a week, except major holidays

 
Niabi Zoo’s Pints for Pachyderms is Sold Out PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marc Heinzman   
Friday, 28 September 2012 15:32
Coal Valley, IL – September 27, 2012 – Niabi Zoo announced today that its Pints for Pachyderms beer and wine tasting event has sold out.

The event, which is scheduled to take place Friday, September 28th, has no more tickets available. Advance ticket sales were very strong, and in order to ensure an enjoyable event for those already with tickets, no more tickets will be available for purchase.

“We’re amazed with how well tickets have sold for this event, especially since it’s only our second year hosting it,” said Zoo Director Marc Heinzman. “While we’re sorry that we will have to limit how many people can come to this incredible event, we want to make sure that we’re able to provide the best experience possible to everyone who already has purchased tickets. We only have so much
beer, wine, and food for everyone to enjoy.”

According to Heinzman, over 750 tickets have been sold. In 2011, the first year for the event, about 550 people attended Pints for Pachyderms. Niabi Zoo hopes to plan an even larger event next year so that more people can come and enjoy this one of a kind event.

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Downtown Davenport this week: Sept 27-Oct 3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 28 September 2012 15:21
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Hello!

Matthew West Although the summer season may be over, there's still plenty of things to see and do downtown!  Matthew West, a Dove Award nominee, headlines at the Adler Theatre Saturday.  On Tuesday at the Adler, a performance of In the Mood will celebrate the music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, and other icons of the 1940's.

 

Living Proof Stop by Bucktown during Final Friday for opening night of the 2012 Living Proof Exhibit, which includes more than 100 pieces of art from cancer survivors.  This inspiring event will feature performances by Ellis Kell, ComedySportz, and more.

 

Described by Music Connection as "bohemian, intriguing, and introspective," John Common is an act worth checking out Friday at River Music Experience.  Tonight, another highly recommended eclectic band, Paper Bird, will take the stage.  Other great programming this week includes The Curtis Hawkins Band, Todd Clouser's A Love Electric, Community Drum Circle, QC Rock Academy, Blues Cafe, and more.

 

Pumpkin Ale Fall is here, and that means it's time for the Pumpkin Ale Tapping at Great River Brewery.  Join the brewers on Saturday to enjoy this seasonal favorite.  You won't want to miss seeing the ale flowing from giant pumpkins!  Brew fans should mark their calendar for next week's "Suds!" beer tasting event at German American Heritage Center, too.

 

Posing Beauty Tonight, the Figge is hosting its opening reception for the Posting Beauty in African American Culture Exhibit.  Check out the Curator Lecture on this great exhibit this weekend, too.  Participate in one of the museum's upcoming figure drawing, watercolor, and tapestry weaving classes, too.  There will be a fun Pastel Landscape Workshop and Arts Lovers Book Club this week, as well.

 

Mystery Rhythm City is featuring one more evening of their popular It's A Mystery Dinner Theater on Saturday! Reserve your seat today and plan to enjoy free music from Lee Blackmon both Friday and Saturday at the casino, too.  Don't forget to pay a visit to the Freight House Farmers Market this week while you're here!

 

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: September 27 - October 3


Thursday, September 27

$2,800 Bank It Blackjack Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Registration 5 p.m. Tournament 6 p.m.

Price: $20 entry fee

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Basic Drawing Class

Where: Figge Art Museum
Time:  6 p.m.
Price $75 member $85 non-member
Website

 

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Curator Lecture - Posing Beauty in African American Culture Exhibit

Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 7 p.m.

Price: Free with paid museum admission
Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $10

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Paper Bird

Where: River Music Experience
Time: 7:30
Price: $5
Website

 

Posing Beauty in African American Culture Exhibit Opening Reception

Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: Free with paid museum admission 
Website

 

River's Edge Monthly Turf & Ice Schedule

Discover dozens of sporting events at River's Edge!  Follow the links below to see the complete ice and turf schedule for the month.

Ice Schedule

Turf Schedule

Website

 

Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Friday, September 28

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m, and 8:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Cellarman's Series: Firkin Friday!

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website


Final Friday Living Proof Exhibit Opening Reception

Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Price: FREE

Website

 

John Common

Where: River Music Experience

Time: Doors 7 p.m. Show 8 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Lee Blackmon

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time; 6 p.m - 10 p.m.

Price: FREE
Website

 

Live Lunch with Rachel Schuldt

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 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

 

Saturday, September 29

 

Big Screen Dreams Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A
Community Drum Circle
Where: River Music Experience
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Price $5 adults, $2.50 children

Exhibition: Exploring NASA

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: NASA | Art: 50 Years of Exploration

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Sculpting with Fiber

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Suds: History of Brewing

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($5), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: University of Iowa Space Pioneers: 54 Years of Exploration

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Waxing Poetic: Exploring Expression in Art

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Film Series: When We Left Earth - The NASA Missions

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

It's a Mystery Dinner Theatre

Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6 p.m.
Price $20

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Lee Blackmon

Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Price FREE

Website

 

Matthew West - Into the Light Tour

Where: Adler Theatre
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $19 & $30
Website

 

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Museum Tour: NASA | ART: 50 Years of Exploration

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Pastel Workshop

Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Price $110 members $120 non-member
Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Pumpkin Ale Tapping at GRB

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: 1 p.m.
Price: FREE
Website

 

QC Rock Academy Concert

Where: River Music Experience
Time: Golde
Price: FREE
Website

 

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Tech-Tacular Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: FREE
Website

 

Sunday, September 30

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Film Series: When We Left Earth - The NASA Missions

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Museum Tour: NASA | ART Exhibition

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

September Birthday Bash

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: September Birthday

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Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bix Bistro

Where: Blackhawk Hotel

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Price: Adults - $17.95 and Kids - $8.95

Website

 

Todd Clouser's A Love Electric with Coney Island Pete

Where: River Music Experience
Time: Doors 7 p.m. Show 7:30
Price: $5
Website

 

 

Monday, October 1

 

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

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Tuesday, October 2

 

Acoustic Music Club

Where: River Music Experience, RME Cafe

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Blues Cafe

Where: River Music Experience
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

 

Class: Figure Drawing

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $12 or less

Website

 

Class: Tapestry Weaving

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Price: $85/member; $95/non-members; $45 materials fee payable to instructor

Website

 

Class: Watercolor

Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6 p.m.

Price $75 member $85 non member
Website

 

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $10

Website

 

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

Website

 

In the Mood

Where: Adler Theatre
Time: 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Price: $29.50, $39.50, $49.50

Website

 

Octoberfest & Gift For You

Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Price: $5
Website

 

Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

 
Amy's Gift Presents Dr. Wayne Bowers: Eating Disorders 101 on Oct. 3rd at Rogalski Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stephanie Burrough   
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:43
Eating Disorders 101:
Supporting Someone You Love with an Eating Disorder
Wednesday, Oct. 3
5:30-7 p.m
St. Ambrose University’s Rogalski Center
518 West Locust St.
Davenport, IA

Facilitated by Amy's Gift, formerly the Quad Cities Eating Disorders Consortium, and sponsored by the St. Ambrose Counseling Center, this event will feature Dr. Wayne Bowers from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics along with a panel of local health care professionals, including Betsy Zmuda-Swanson, LSCW, of Marriage and Family Counseling Service, Teresa Coon, MD, of State Street Women’s Health Center, and Chris McCormick Pries, ARNP, of Vera French Community Mental Health Center.

Dr. Bowers will speak on current treatments available for eating disorders, how to determine proper care, and navigating the health care system when treating an eating disorder.  The seminar will be geared toward family, friends, and those with eating disorders in an effort to make local resources for eating disorders more accessible.

Amy's Gift is funded by the Amy Helpenstell Foundation and facilitated by the Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health.  Its mission is to promote awareness, understanding, diagnosis and treatment for eating disorders in the Quad-Cities.  Amy's Gift provides resources, a local support group, and educational events for health care professionals, educators, and families alike on the subject of eating disorders. Learn more at their website www.amysgift.com.
Contact Stephanie Burrough to inquire about scheduling additional interviews or class visits with Dr. Bowers on the October 3rd at (309) 235-0764 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Quad Cities Comic Book Convention Oct 7 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Alan Morton   
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 14:05
The Quad Cities Comic Book Convention will be held on a special Sunday date October 7 at the Ramada Inn in Bettendorf, IA. The Ramada Inn is located at3020 Utica Rd (I-74 @ Kimberly Rd / Spruce Hills Dr, IA Exit 2). It will be three states specializing in comic books new and old, toys and related. Or if you have comics lying around that you no longer want bring them by dealers are buying. For further information contact Alan at (309) 657-1599 or visit www.epguides.com/comics.

 
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