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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:

Move and Groove at the Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Hart   
Friday, 02 November 2012 08:55
Dust off your boogie shoes and come to the Davenport Public Library for a movin’ and groovin’ good time! The first Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m., Movin’ & Groovin’ at the Library will be held at the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N Fairmount Street.) Instructors from local dance studios will present a one-hour demonstration or lesson of a specific style of dance for all attendees to try. With styles ranging from Ballroom to Hip-Hop, this is a great opportunity to get moving, learn some new dance skills, and have some fun at the same time. All ages are welcome for this FREE program. For a listing of the hundreds of programs the Davenport Public Library offers, visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call 563-326-7832.

November 4—Salsa taught by Salsa Touch

December 2—Hip-Hop and Jazz taught by Midwest Academy of Dance

January 6—Beginning Ballroom taught by Fred Astaire Quad Cities

Angel Tree Program Begins on Saturday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Friday, 02 November 2012 07:45

4th Annual QCI Fundraising Breakfast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QC Interfaith   
Friday, 02 November 2012 07:04

Reserve your place at this year's 4th Annual QCI Fundraising Breakfast

"Honoring Our Founders, Embracing Our Future"

Join Quad Cities Interfaith on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 for QC Interfaith's 4th Annual Fundraising Breakfast at the St. Ambrose Rogalski Center from 7:30am - 8:30am. This year's theme is "Honoring our Founders and Embracing Our Future" Reserve your seat or table of 8 for your congregation. There is no cost for the breakfast, but this is a fundraising event, and there will be an ask for individuals to support our work. As you know, funding for the work we do always difficult to come by and the more sustained individual donors we have, the stronger we become. This is a meaningful one hour event- short but powerful!

This year's theme is to highlight our work ,but to reflect on how this organization came to be and to
honor four of the leaders who helped create QCI in 1986. This year's leaders to be honored or remembered are:

Reverend Ken Kuenning, Pastor Emeritus, Church of Peace in Rock Island 

Monsignor Marvin Mottet, former pastor, Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport

Reverend William Grimes, former pastor, Second Baptist Church, Rock Island

The Honorable Thomas Kilbride

New this year! We encourage individuals, community groups and congregations to take an ad in our Ad Book, which is another way to show your support for QCI's work. Pricing is as follows: Breakfast sponsor $500.00, Full page $350.00, Half page $200.00, and Business Card $100.00. To place your ad, please call Beth at QCI 563-322-4910 ASAP.

This is always a popular event so we strongly urge you to make your reservations as soon as you can by calling 563.322.4910. Can't wait to see you!

What's New at QCI

Quad Cities Interfaith held a Fire of Faith Gathering on October 25, 2012 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport, Iowa. Our event brought people of many faiths together to work on Rekindling our Communities, Rekindling our Economy, and Rekindling our Democracy. The event was a re-commitment ceremony for the 20 member congregations and explanation of the Fire of Faith Campaign kicking off in 2013. Through Fire of Faith QCI will provide intensive support and training for members to reinvigorate their congregations and strengthen their connections to the faith community in the Quad Cities. For more information, contact Leslie at QCI. 

Pictured below is Reverend David Bigsby, Gamaliel of IL, as he addresses our event by informing us of the introduction of the Fire of Faith Principles. Thank you Rev. Bigsby for coming to our event. We appreciate that you could be apart of our program.

QCI Issue Updates

Transportation and Jobs Equity
As part of  Gamaliel of Illinois, the task force is working to secure a State wide Project Labor Agreement (PLA) from the contractors,unions and Illinois Department of Transportation that will include requirements for diversity in the work force on all transportation projects in Illinois. The Task Force is also looking to build a local monitoring committee in early 2013, that will hold accountable IL DOT on the Community Benefits Agreement principles it agreed to for the passenger rail project coming to the Quad Cities. Our next meeting is Wednesday, November 14th at 10:00am at Church of Peace-12th and 12th in Rock Island. Join us! For information, please contact Reverend David Geenen, Task Force Chairman at daveg@15thavenuechristainchurch.org


Imagine this situation:  Your six-year-old child has a fever and a sore throat.  You’re worried, so you take him to the doctor. You say, “I notice he talks little.  Little by little and he has difficulty eating and swallowing.”  The doctor asks you, “Does he have a sore throat?” Pretty straightforward, right?
But now imagine the same situation when your first language isn’t English, and you have to bring someone, in this case a family friend, to interpret for you, and this is how the friend translates what you told the doctor:  “She says he is talking like, like lazy, whatever he says all the time, and plus he is not eating at all.”  Then, when the doctor asks about the sore throat, your no doubt well-meaning friend keeps interrupting and doesn’t let you answer the question.
Research is starting to show that medical communication problems caused by language barriers are not only distressing, they are also potentially dangerous.
Medical interpretation and translation are key health care services in reducing health disparities.  There are many other issues of disparity, of course: geography, ethnicity, physical and mental limitations, but the disparities caused by language services in our communities are the current focus of the QCI Health Equity Task Force.
Our next meeting is Thursday, November 29, 2012, at 6:30 PM in the QCI office.  We will be providing an orientation for new members on the work we have done to date and our proposed plans for 2013.  Please join us.  We hope to have at least one representative from every congregational member of QCI as we address the challenges of improving health equity in the Quad Cities!


The immigration task force will working on their issue and action for 2013 at their meeting at 5:30pm on Tuesday, November 27th at the Village Inn on Harrison Street in Davenport. We are looking for every member congregation to send a representative to this task force. Please call QCI office at 563.322.4910 for more information.

Education Equity

QCI is in the process of developing a round table on education and is looking for clergy and community leaders to join together to establish round table that will identify and advance local issues and connect to regional and national education  issues. If  you are interested please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . A kick off meeting will be announced in November!


Community Events

Continuing Series -Race Matters at St. Ambrose University
Friday, November 9th, 7:30 pm Concert, and November 13th, 7 pm United States Uprising: The Self-Emancipation of Slaves and the Spread of Jubilee after the Civil War.  
For more info and Race Matters updates visit: www.sau.edu

Upcoming Dates

Gamaliel of Illinois Leadership & Legislative Day
Springfield Illinois

G of IL leaders and organizers will meet in Springfield on Tuesday, Nov. 27, for a morning leader’s meeting and afternoon visits with legislators.

We will begin a discussion about base building (core team development), schedule a retreat of leaders from across Illinois in January, discuss the state wide jobs
and minority hiring issues, and the state wide education issues.

Tuesday, December 11th - 6:30pm 

QCI Leadership Assembly

St Mary's Church , 516 Fillmore, Davenport 
This will be our final meeting of the year! There will be some work around strategic planning 2013 but mostly fellowship !
Come and join us for a meal together,  to reflect on 2012 and
renew our commitment to making 2013 our best year yet!

News Releases - Local Events
Written by Aleisha Chiesa   
Thursday, 01 November 2012 15:34

As the Red Cross seeks donations to aid the east coast storm victims, NorthPark and SouthPark Malls encourage our shoppers to do their part. The American Red Cross is advising that the greatest way to make a positive impact is to simply give donations in the form of money to help with the primary needs of food, water, shelter and medical help.

Starting today, there will be a collection site located at Guest Services, which is located at Younkers Court in NorthPark and in the Management Office at SouthPark Mall. Both Malls are partnering with the American Red Cross to collect such monetary donations in the form of cash or check.

Donations will also be accepted online at www.redcross.org/hurricane-sandy. More information is available at www.north-park-mall-ia.com or www.shopsouthparkmall-il.com. With a few simple clicks, donations will directly impact those in need.

How much help we can provide in the coming days will be determined in part by your generosity right now. As the storm’s effects become more widespread, more people will need our help.

With your help, the Red Cross has already:Opened shelters in 7 states, deploying more than 1,000 Red Cross workers to support
  • relief efforts
  • Mobilized nearly 170 Emergency Response Vehicles to move at a moment’s notice
  • Secured more than 230,000 shelf-stable meals
  • Readied thousands of supplies such as cots, comfort kits and clean up kits


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