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Put A Smile On A Child PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jo Cohrs   
Friday, 18 May 2012 14:37

Churches United is proud to present:

“Put a Smile on a Child”, Tuesday May 22nd, 2011 from 5 – 7 pm at Augustana’s Pepsico Center.  FREE information from area agencies, FREE fun activities and FREE hot dog supper.   Sponsored by the Family Concerns Committee of Churches United of the Quad City Area - cuqca.org

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 18 May 2012 14:23
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Hello!
Downtown was packed for Mother's Day weekend and it was great to see so many people enjoying the Beaux Arts Fair and all of our shops and restaurants!  We also celebrated a ribbon cutting for the soon-to-be open Front Street Brewery expansion and Tap Room at the Freight House.  Read this QC-Times article to learn more about what's next for our riverfront landmark, and remember to visit the outdoor Freight House Farmers Market!

BalletIf you love a good fairy tale, don't miss Ballet Quad Cities presentation of The Sleeping Beauty at the Adler Theatre on Saturday.  Next door at the RiverCenter, Metro Mini Makers of the Quad Cities will be holding their 28th Annual Sale & Exhibit of Dollhouse Miniatures. Don't forget to pick up tickets while they last to see Wilco at the Adler in July,  too! 

Guitar wizard and two-time Grammy-winner Laurence Juber will be playing live and hosting a workshop at River Music Experience!  QC Symphony fans will enjoy  Rhythm Unleashed: The Music of Marc Mellits, but don't miss sweet acoustic tunes by  Daphne Willis tonight!  We'd also like to thank Ashford University for helping to sponsor the Laurence Juber show.

 

Ashley Raines, Greg and Susan DirksOld Tire Swingers, and Key N Krates will also perform at RME this week.   Moonlight Bride, Ellis Kell, Lewis Knudsen, and Strategic will each play during RME's Live Lunch series.  Play your own music and get involved with Mandolin JunctionKidz Days, a Drum Clinic with Mike Mangini, and Account Music Club.

 

Be sure to check out the David Plowden's Iowa Exhibit and its opening reception tonight at the Figge Art Museum after the Thursdays at the Figge event.  Create with Kelli begins its monthly summer workshops this week and the final Young Artists at the Figge reception will feature the Pleasant Valley school district.  If you've never been to the Figge, consider singing up for a guided museum tour.

 

Wine Make your reservations this evening for a  Five Course Wine Dinner at the Bix Bistro, and swing by Rhythm City to enjoy a free performance by Jordan Danielsen Friday and Saturday.    Also on Friday, Low Down will be playing at Brady Street Pub.

 

D Logo Small Our summer festivals will be here before you know it!  Check out our complete festival list on our brand new Downtown Website to start planning your summer fun.

 

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Friday, May 18

 

An Evening with Two-Time Grammy-Winner Laurence Juber Presented by Ashford University

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: $18 advance; $22 day of show


Ashley Raines

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE


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

 

Free Gift & a Bonus Play Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.
Price: 500 points earned on Friday

Website

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Jordan Danielsen

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Ellis Kell

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Low Down

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Metro Mini Makers of the Quad Cities - Sale & Exhibit of Dollhouse Miniatures

Where: RiverCenter, Great Hall

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

Price: $5 for Adults; $2 for Children under 10

Website

 

Military Appreciation Week

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Breakfast or Lunch

Price: FREE

Website

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Red Eye Breakfast

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Price: $4.99

Website

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Wine Down Friday's

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: $4 Glasses of Wine

Website

 

Saturday, May 19

Ballet Quad Cities presents The Sleeping Beauty

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Price: $10, $19, $25, $27, and $32

Website

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A
Create with Kelli: May is for Mobiles
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Price: $5 per person includes museum admission and art activity

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Exhibit: Beetle to Benz
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: All Day
Price: Museum Admission ($5), or FREE with membership

Exhibition: David Plowden's Iowa

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Locating Place: Perceptions of Space in 20th Century Photography

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: Young Artists at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.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

 

Greg and Susan Dirks

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Jordan Danielson

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Kidz Day at RME Featuring Shellie Moore Guy

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5 for parent, accompanied children are free

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Lewis Knudsen

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Metro Mini Makers of the Quad Cities - Sale & Exhibit of Dollhouse Miniatures

Where: RiverCenter, Great Hall

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

Price: $5 for Adults; $2 for Children under 10

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Red Eye Breakfast

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Price: $4.99

Website

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Rhythm Unleashed: The Music of Marc Mellits Presented by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $18; Students - $7

Website

 

Rugby Game

Where: Centennial Park

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Sunday, May 20

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Autos meet Architecture

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 2:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition Reception: Young Artists at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 12:30 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

May Birthday Bash

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: May Birthday

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bix Bistro

Where: Blackhawk Hotel

 
Mark McLaughlin at ISE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Friday, 18 May 2012 14:10
May 24th 2012
Independent Scholars' Evenings:
“Social Networking Etiquette”
Is Social Networking Rudeness on the Rise?
By
Mark McLaughlin
Author
Public Relations Director at Results Marketing.
Mark McLaughlin will explore the transgressions of online etiquette  in his presentation. He will provide tips on how to avoid annoying or rude behavior. He will also provide suggestions on how to nurture positive Internet relationships.
McLaughlin believes that annoying or inconsiderate social networking behavior is, in part, a product of the fast times in which we live.
“Our culture is passing through a time of brisk technological development,” he says. “Modern life is changing at a frantic pace – and that’s okay. But as the world changes, sometimes people concentrate too much on their own objectives and manners fly out the window – and that’s not okay.”
Because Facebook and other social networks are free, people sometimes feel that “anything goes” -- but in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. “Abusing a free service is almost doubly inconsiderate,” he said. “People should be grateful for the service and treat its other users with respect.
Think about this social networking scenario: Suppose you are an author and some of your Facebook friends are also authors. But since they write books in the same genre as your works, they are also competitors. When those authors post ads for their books on your Facebook page without asking you, are they being rude?
About the presenter :
Throughout his career, Mark McLaughlin has specialized in getting messages out to business, industry and the general public. Over the years, his writings have appeared in literally thousands of magazines, trade journals, business publications, newspapers, anthologies, and websites.
When he is not at his desk at Results Marketing, writing advertising copy and news releases, he is at home working on his latest book. His 20-plus books include  the supernatural suspense novel MONSTER BEHIND THE WHEEL (co-written with Michael McCarty), the story collections MOTIVATIONAL SHRIEKER and PICKMAN'S MOTEL, and the poetry collections THE GOSSAMER EYE (co-written with Rain Graves and David Niall Wilson), PHANTASMAPEDIA, and PROFESSOR LaGUNGO'S EXOTIC ARTIFACTS & ASSORTED MYSTIC COLLECTIBLES.
Independent Scholars' Evenings are  Free and open to the public.
Please attend.
7.00 p.m.
The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.
second floor of The Moline Club building . Above the Phoenix Fine Arts Gallery.
309-762-9202 for The Institute.
light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
doors open at 6.30
Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at state and federal level since 1996.

 
2012 Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival Performers Announced PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Heather Venema   
Friday, 18 May 2012 13:51
RDA announces $20,000 grant at festival 

Yesterday, May 15, 2012, the lineup was announced for the 41st annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, including artists from Florida, Texas and Michigan. Some of the performers include Wally’s Warehouse Waifs, Andy Schumm, Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band, and the Dave Bennett Quartet. For a complete listing, visit http://www.bixsociety.org/bands.html.

In addition to announcing the Jazz Festival performers and events, the Memorial Society introduced a new scholarship opportunity for area schools. Individual scholarships will still be available to high school seniors, but the Society will begin awarding a $500 scholarship to the music department of a local school too. “Being a member of the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Youth Band gave me the chance to become involved with the Jazz Society and learn about traditional jazz and its importance,” said Christina Hesse, a 2011 scholarship winner who is currently attending Western Illinois University.

During the announcement, a representative from the Riverboat Development Authority was present to share that a $20,000 grant had been awarded to the festival.

Some of the special events at this year’s Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival include a big band dance on Friday, the gravesite performance on Saturday, a jazz brunch on Sunday morning, and the closing Afterglow event on Sunday evening.  Part of this year’s performances will include Friday and Saturday night outdoor concerts in LeClaire Park.

“The rich history and tradition found here in Davenport are true treasures,” said Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba. “The Jazz Festival attracts jazz aficionados from around the world, and this year’s lineup will surely live up to expectations.” 

The 41st annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival will be held August 2-5, 2012, at the Adler Theater, the Mississippi Room of the RiverCenter, and at LeClaire Park in Davenport. By partnering with the City of Davenport, the performances at LeClaire Park on Friday and Saturday evening will be free, as they are considered part of the Summer Concert Series. Individual concert tickets, day passes and festival passes are available online at www.bixsociety.org

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The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society was founded in 1972 to carry on the memory and music of Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke. The Society hosts annual events such as the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, in conjunction with jazz education programs to raise awareness about traditional jazz music.  

 
2nd Fiddle Sale drop-offs start next week PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:09

Volunteers for Symphony would love to take your donations of gently used items. This year 2nd Fiddle returns to the same location as last year, in the Village Shopping Center on Kimberly Road between Shoe Carnival and Godfather's Pizza. The most direct entrance is the stop light by the Family Restaurant. For a list of drop-off days and other volunteer information, please click here.

For 29 years, Volunteers for Symphony has been hosting the area's largest sale of gently used items to support the education programs of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association. This is your opportunity to buy from an enormous selection of furniture, home furnishings, antiques, jewelry, furs, clothing, books, toys, games, sports equipment, collectibles, and art pieces, to name just a few.

Tickets for the Preview Party on Thursday, June 14, are $10. Admittance on Friday and Saturday is free. Tickets are for sale at the door.

 
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