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Join us in November in LeClaire, Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Tourism   
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 13:30

Upcoming Events in LeClaire, Iowa...

Enjoy the Holiday Shopping Season in LeClaire with great dining, shopping, antiquing and several great events with a river view including:

  • Wide River Winery is serving warm artichoke dip paired with Ms.Holly Day, our new holiday wine that has been sweetened up a bit! Special 1st Friday prices: $9.99 when you buy 3 bottles of Ms. Holly Day. Follow us on Twitter @WideRiverWinery - Like us on Facebook

  • Antique Archaeology, the home base of the American Pickers TV Show, will be closed all day on Nov. 6th and 7th for filming. They are opening later (Noon to 6 pm) on the 8th & 9th.

  • Through November 30th - Silent Auction benefiting the LeClaire Community Library at the Library  Stop by and place a bid on many great items! All proceeds support the library. www.leclairelibrary.org

  • ZUMBA!! EVERY Wednesday at the Rec Center (3rd & Ferry) at 5:30. $5/class or purchase a punch card for $40 for 10 classes!! Come see what you've been missing!! www.leclairereccenter.com

  • Every Wednesday 1/2 Price Wine Night at the Faithful Pilot Cafe
    Featuring Small Bites Menu www.faithfulpilot.com

  • November 8th Vegan & Vegetarian Night at the Crane & Pelican Cafe Details and Menu at: www.craneandpelican.com

  • Nov. 10th at 1:00 P.M. The Park Board invites children and their parents to the Scout Park Children's Nature ADVENTURE AT SCOUT PARK, LECLAIRE. FREE . Program Presented by Mike Granger, Naturalist, from Scott Co. Wapsi River Environmental Education Center. Sponsored by the LeClaire Park Board.

  • November 10th – Zion Lutheran Church 8th Annual Harvest Feast/Auction/Wine Tasting Princeton Community Center, 4:30-7:00 p.m., sponsored by Zion Lutheran Church in Princeton to benefit Zion 's outreach to local and worldwide needs. Featuring beef stew made with beef from the local Sawyer farms, locally grown potatoes, fresh baked breads, homemade apple sauce, relishes, and desserts, and homemade pies baked by The Women of Joy. $7.50 for adults and $4.00 for children. Children under 5 free. An auction of baskets, services and fun events will begin at 6:00 P.M. For more information, please call 563-289-5566.

  • November 10th LeClaire Trivia Night at the LeClaire Civic Center benefiting the LeClaire Civic Club
    Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with trivia starting at 7 p.m. Participants may bring beer, wine, snacks and soda. Water and snacks will also be for sale. Up to eight people per table. $10 per person with a $50 table minimum. Everyone will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Contact Chris at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-505-6703 for reservations or information. Don't have enough for a full table? Come anyway and we can put you on a table that needs people! You don't need to be a genius to come and have fun!

  • November 11th - Blind Wine Tasting at the Faithful Pilot Cafe
    3:30 P.M. www.faithfulpilot.com for details and reservations.

  • November 13th – Chamber Networking Breakfast McDonald’s 8:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

  • November 14th - MEDIC EMS will be holding free CPR Classes, 9:00 a.m., noon, and 3:00 p.m., MEDIC EMS station, 107 Cody Road , for local LeClaire businesses. With the busy shopping season approaching they would like to make the City of LeClaire a heart safe community. They know from experience and from studies, that people who suffer Cardiac Arrests have a much higher save rate if CPR is started within the first few minutes. If someone has a heart attack, CPR by you or your employees could save someone’s life. Pre-registration would be helpful by calling 563-323-6806 and asking for Jerry or Dennise and LeClaire Business CPR.

  • November 15th Beer Dinner at the Faithful Pilot Cafe
    6:00 P.M. $50 per person www.faithfulpilot.com

  • November 16th-21st: Specialty Thanksgiving Themed 5 course menu offered in addition to the regular menu at the Faithful Pilot Cafe. www.faithfulpilot.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 www.wideriverwinery.com (563) 519-9463.

  • Saturday, November 17th: Movie Night: "Polar Express" at the LeClaire Rec Center at 429 N. 3rd Street (Corner of 3rd Street and Ferry) www.leclairereccenter.com
    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:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • Nov 20 11:30 -12:30 Who says you can’t have a free lunch? The First Presbyterian Church in LeClaire shared: “We feel called to offer a free lunch to anyone in LeClaire, once a month. from 11:30-12:30, at the Civic Center. we are serving macaroni and cheese, fruit, hot dogs and cookies, lemonade, milk and coffee. Anyone, any age, regardless of need is invited. Please help us pass the word. Our next lunch will be Dec. 18.”

  • 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 at: https://www.shopsmall.com

  • which meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the LeClaire Community Library @ 6:30 PM . Bookmarks listing the reading selections for 2012 are now available at the Circulation Desk or visit our website for details.

  • December 7th First Friday Festivities Downtown LeClaire
    5:00-8:00 P.M.
    Downtown Shops and restaurants will be open 

    Wide River Winery - Appetizers and Samples of their Holiday Wine "Merry Berry" http://wideriverwinery.com/

    Mississippi River Distilling Company features their "spirited chef" Stephanie with free food samples, free drink samples in the tasting room and bottle specials in the retail area. www.mrdistilling.com

    November 29th Wine Dinner at the Faithful Pilot 6:00 P.M.
    $65 per person

  • Join us Saturday, December 8th: "Stampin' Up Class at the 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 7-9, 2012 Christmas in LeClaire –
    Details at www.leclairechamber.com
    For more information contact: Joyce at 289-4205; Diane at 370-3509 or Vicki 289-3882.

LeClaire Chamber News and Awards:

“LIKE” the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce on FaceBook Visit the chamber’s Face Book page and discover a great source of news, business announcements, events, and other information that is updated frequently. It’s a useful source of updated information for members and non-members, alike!

Congratulations to LeClaire, Iowa! Voted "Best Place to Take an Out-of-Town Visitor" in the 2012 Quad City Times Reader's Choice Poll!

Buffalo Bill Museum seeks volunteers to greet visitors or help with other activities. As the weather warms up, the busy tourist season starts. An easy and enjoyable way to meet tourists visiting LeClaire is to volunteer at the Buffalo Bill Museum and River Pilots' Pier. And, if you have handyman, seamstress or other skills. . . we can always use your help, and you set your own hours! This is a great way to help a local nonprofit organization.

Call Debbie at 289-4458. www.buffalobillmuseumleclaire.com

LeClaire has an “app!” The LeClaire App is ready for download in the Android Market - if you just type in "LeClaire" or "Visit LeClaire" you will find it. It is still a Beta release, meaning that it is lacking some of its eventual functions but is being continually being updated.
The “Apple App” is also now available, and can be downloaded in the same manner as other applications. Remember, both versions are still being “tweaked”. . . but your comments are welcome, via email, to the Chamber at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it which has endorsed this project. NEW! Download the FREE LeClaire App now at the Apple and Android stores! Just search for "LeClaire"

Volunteers Wanted

LeClaire Tourism is seeking volunteers to work in the new visitors center. inform visitors about our charming town LeClaire, Iowa. Enjoy helping new families learn about our great schools, wonderful neighborhoods. Provide new business information and direct travelers to our attractions, shops and restaurants. There will be training available.For more information: please contact Donna Walley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Consider volunteering at the Buffalo Bill Museum ! Volunteers are always welcome, whether greeting visitors, assisting with exhibits or even helping with the archiving of the museum’s collections. Contact the museum for more information. Pleasant Valley students - - - consider the museum for your service learning projects! www.buffalobillmuseumleclaire.com

Renew your membership in the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce. . . On-line and use either the PayPal option to pay by credit card, or download an application and remit by mail.  www.leclairechamber.com

The LeClaire Marketing Alliance of downtown business owners encourages all members and non-members to attend its monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month, 8:30am, at Happy Joe's Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor in LeClaire. They hope you'll discover why it has been so successful in the past, and consider joining them as the excitement in the downtown area grows! More details forthcoming. . .

The LeClaire Board of Adjustment, the LeClaire Tourism Board, LeClaire Planning & Zoning Commission, Parks, Levee, and Rec Boards, and the LeClaire Library Board of Trustees are accepting applications. Anyone wishing to be considered for volunteer service on any of these Committees must submit a completed application form that may be obtained from City Hall during regular business hours, or can be obtained on the City’s website. Take an interest, volunteer, and get involved in your City’s future.”

News Releases - Local Events
Written by Aleisha Chiesa   
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 13:22

WHAT:  Come for the official start of the holiday season at NorthPark and SouthPark Malls as Black Friday shoppers begin to accomplish their seasonal gift buying.

WHEN & WHERE:  Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 (Day After Thanksgiving). NorthPark and SouthPark Malls are open from Midnight to 9pm on Black Friday.


Macerich is a fully integrated self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, which focuses on the acquisition, leasing, management, development and redevelopment of regional malls throughout the United States. Additional information about Macerich can be obtained from the Company’s website at www.macerich.com.

Holiday Train Returning to Davenport on Dec 6th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Anne Wachal   
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 11:13

Help Feed The Need

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolls into Davenport's Florian Keen Parking Lot (W River Dr @ Western St) on Thursday, December 6

Join the community – all in the name of HUNGER. This special decorated Holiday Train will light up the tracks. Once it stops, the door will swing open on the stage car for the Canadian artists to perform.

This is a great way to kick off the holiday season AND help feed the area's hungry. All donations benefit the 24 local food pantries of Churches United.

Admission is a non-perishable food item or cash.

Could your group, business or organization – faith based or not – hold a food drive and bring it to the Holiday Train on the 6th? Be part of the whole community to HELP FEED THE NEED.

For more information, please contact Churches United at 563-332-5002.

Freight House Farmers' Market Winter Schedule PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Freight House Farmers' Market   
Friday, 02 November 2012 13:54
For your support all summer long. 

We had a great summer session!

Don'f forget that we are here all winter too!

We truly hope that your summer was as awesome as ours, and we thank you for all of your support during the summer.

Now that the kids are back in school, the leaves are off the trees and the wind is a little brisk its time to huddle up and get through the winter months.  The vendors here at the market will be braving the winter to bring you all your favorite home baked, hand made, locally grown and one of a kind creations that you have enjoyed all summer.

Our winter session kicks off on Saturday November 3rd with the regular hours of 8am to 1pm and Tuesdays from 3pm till 6pm.  We look forward to seeing you and both of us can keep warm with a cup of coffee and maybe a cookie.

Stop by and say “hi” and pick up some great deals while you are here.

November 2012 Parks and Recreation News PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks and Recreation   
Friday, 02 November 2012 08:57
Don't have enough things to keep you and your family busy in November?
Then take a look at what Davenport Parks and Recreation has to offer below. And
this is just a small sample! Browse over 300 additional winter programs and register
online by clicking here [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001v7Kvm7N5Z4oU3MUaePXmOtfNltOElmrjti56fwG_MLHmRzjKgSYfmm6TQ-7lI1hcT0D9NzVn8rYN_QpMwlLlCPsEGwOX_coeFxWtnKeBTQSTAFMploQwLOFkJEgID67Q].

School Out Days

Need something FUN 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.
School Out Days coming up: Nov 6, Nov 12, and 21.
Click here [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001v7Kvm7N5Z4qN1QNAE1WDVvzc-o2zyYX0fOGqxLweWNB8kyeGaOhVlB_xMiC-bHBFJMO85JJRvOB3sMmDscJ0a9akdgaOAm60IgdpfZ3DE7nhKqIb49pbY61LgHEgpAfWI16XRSu-4Lt_NYVV-_4NouOSQlUncPDJH0nI-lPvezW8lXRgzDdicLp3I87Xe_dwxjPUkczPz-Y=]
to register and/or browse our online calendar for more information. Additional dates
available in December as well.

Family Friday Night

Join us every Friday night is
for a different activity for the whole family. Activities this month:

November 2- Nature:  Pumpkin Leftovers

November 9 - Junior Theatre:  Neverending Story

November 16 - Sports:  Red Hawk Golf and movie

November 30 - Friday Night Jam and Uno tournament at Roosevelt Community Center.

At the River's Edge

Turkey Bowling at River's Edge!

It's become a Quad Cities tradition! Come on down to the River's Edge and try your
luck with bowling frozen turkeys on the ice!

Saturday, Nov 17 1:45pm-3:45pm

At the River's Edge, 700 W River Dr

Cost is only $2.00

This is fun for the whole family!


Indoor Soccer League Registration will open for January leagues beginning on 11/15.
Click here [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001v7Kvm7N5Z4rzER3rcpN-S7ynmEllqMTc6BVdivZayBuex1aOrnPgA8SlOBKQTkSBblQyE72iUYe9qswlEGTuRiRMDWQ58y4pvLiAXPjgdzGvsFteGPjZyPGzHLvXXWkgX5S8xFot0-OwDxK9Z7e78O-bwC21Iub_6J7L1dmyzKs3gnGurt5cgzbvZdWcG91NsWd2VliZRqE=]
to register your team after 11/15 or for more information.

Indoor Golf Range

Indoor Golf Range at River's Edge opens November 1

Just in time for colder weather, our indoor golf range opens at the River's Edge
starting November 1. Keep in shape by practicing your swing all winter long! A
large bucket of balls is only $5, a small bucket is only $3.

Hours are generally:
Monday through Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm

Sorry, due to soccer games, the range in NOT open on weekends.

The golf range will close early on School Out days. The hours will be 7:30am - 11:30am
on those days. The following dates in November will be effected:

November 6, 12, 21

7:30am - 11:30am

Check our turf schedule online (click here [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001BR5y3yofU_BciWVWCjIDz3DaZ6_7wlgXxD8rLytX22WzneG2tFzClrd2pqevx8wNjQPKe-NcWJUDFy3kMPfC3ocfWsyoB0yWUU8oMAq03luInOKAy4ACGFybdt6GYFxKsU-FBYx9jtyzayBsBFODdw==&id=preview])
for any closures in the coming months, or call our Front Desk at 563-328-PARK to
confirm opening and closing times for the day. (The River's Edge is closed on Thanksgiving

Player Card

20% Bonus on Player Card for a limited time

Get your Player Card now at the River's Edge and get a 20% bonus! Makes a great
Christmas gift for the golfer in your family.

* Re-loadable      cards for use of Green Fees, Cart Fees, and Range Fees.
* Purchases      for a limited time will include a 20% bonus on the card, compliments
of Davenport Golf.
* For      sale at The Rivers Edge, 700 West River Dr, 328-PARK (7275).
* Player      Cards will not include concession and Pro-shop merchandise purchases.

* Player Cards require a $100/minimum transaction. Available in multiples of $100.

* Player Cards are valid for all Davenport Public Golf Courses - Emeis, Duck Creek
& Red Hawk Golf & Learning Center.

Red Hawk Lodge available for rentals!

Looking for a great place to have an indoor holiday party? Then check out our space
at Red Hawk Golf and learning center. This beautiful remodeled space has multiple
TV's, a kitchen, and seating for 80 people. Set up can be customized for renter.
The space is also great for that football party or birthday party that you've wanted
to book, but couldn't find a place with a great price.  Well, Red Lodge is the place
you've been looking for!
Rental rate is $150 for 4 hours; $20 each additional hour.
There is also a $150 refundable damage deposit.
An additional room can be added for larger parties for only an extra $50.
Available beginning November 12, 2012 through March 31, 2013.
To check availability and to book, come to the Parks and Recreation office at the
River's Edge, 700 W River Drive. We're open 6am to 10pm every day of the week for
your convenience!


Bettendorf Parks and Recreation

Davenport and Bettendorf Parks and Recreation are teaming up to deliver the most
complete package of recreation opportunities around! Watch this section for exciting
opportunities available!
This month:

"Start a new holiday tradition!" TRX Holiday Circuit Class at the Life Fitness Center.

Special extended 7-week TRX Circuit training class! Keep your workouts on track
through the holiday season.  Class incorporates cardio/strength interval training
using TRX, kettlebells, battling ropes, agility hurdles/ladders, medicine balls,
and much more!  Burn away those holiday calories and have fun while doing it!

Classes offered 3 days a week, Tues./Thurs. 5:30am & 5:45pm, and Sat. 7:45am.  Buy
a TRX Circuit punch card for flexibility ($7 per class, $5 per class for LFC members),
or pay for the whole session 2-3 days a week and get a discount!

Session begins Nov. 6thand runs through Dec. 20th. (No classes on Nov. 22 and 24).
Information available by calling 563-344-4119, or online at www.lifefitnesscenter.org
Life Fitness Center is located at 2222 Middle Rd. in Bettendorf.

Public Skate
This Week
What a great way to stay in shape this winter and have some fun! Public Skate admission
at the River's Edge is only $5 and skate rental is only $3.

Fri, Nov 2
11am to 1pm
Sat, Nov 3 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Also, Veteran's Day Holiday
Mon, Nov 12, 2012
11:00am - 1:00pm

Chrysanthemum Show

Come see the Conservatory Chrysanthemum show at

Vander Veer Botanical Park-

through mid November! While there tour our newly opened Enabling  Garden!

Open Tues - Sunday

Admission: $1

Learn to Skate Lessons
The new session begins November 29. Sign up now and get $25 off any Learn to Skate
lesson.  Sessions runs through February 2.  Various skill levels available from
beginner to advanced.  Click here for more information.  Cost is $105  without coupon.
Coupon for $25 off is below.


Saturday Nov 10
Diggin Dinosaurs! 10-11am Vander  Veer Botanical  Park.  Cost 6.00 all supplies
and a snack included.

Denzel Washington
Movie Marathon
Please join us at Junior Theatre on Saturday, November 24
from 1PM - 1AM
for a movie marathon honoring Denzel Washington.
Admission is FREE!

Movies include:
1:00pm - Mississippi Masala
3:00pm - Cry Freedom
5:30pm - The Mighty Quinn
7:30pm - Safe House
9:30pm - Malcom X

Films are suitable only for 18 and over
Junior Theatre
2815 Eastern Avenue


Birthday Party
Packages Available
Our talented and energetic party hosts will take care of set-up, clean-up, lead
group activities and ensure that each child has a great experience!
Packages available:

* Ice, Soccer or Laser Maze Ball at the River's Edge
* Fairy tale Adventure at Junior Theater
* Golf at Red Hawk Golf and Learning Center
* Nature and Garden adventures at Vander Veer or Duck Creek Park

Call our Party Hotline for details and pricing:

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