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"Kickin' Cancer's Butt One Lap at a Time®" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Melissa Wogomon   
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 12:16
On April 13th, the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series makes its inaugural stop at the Davenport Speedway in
Davenport, Iowa for the "Karsyn’s Krusaders 40" and "Kickin' Cancer's Butt One Lap at a Time®" night at the
track.

The Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series is proud to have partnered with Karsyn’s Krusaders for the upcoming
season, Karsyn’s Krusaders is now the official non-profit organization of the Corn Belt Clash. Dubbing the 40-lap
feature event the "Karsyn’s Krusaders 40".

Karsyn’s Krusaders - Kickin' Cancer's Butt One Lap at a Time® is an Iowa non-profit organization started by a
family with longtime racing involvement that decided to turn their "passion for racing into a purpose" after their
3 year old daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Since forming the organization in 2010, Jessica and Andy Miller,
with a handful of volunteers and help from race fans, drivers, and promoters, have raised $85,000 to help others
affected by cancer.

In just two years, the organization has accrued more than 5,700 supporters on Facebook, partnered with drivers
and tracks in nine states, sold nearly 5,000 "Kickin' Cancer's Butt One Lap at a Time® shirts, and received support
from many racing based businesses. As part of the recent partnership with the CBC and the continued support
of the Davenport Speedway, Karsyn's Krusaders is returning to Davenport, IA to join with fans, drivers, and the
community to once again "Kick Cancer's Butt One Lap at a Time®".

With the funds raised at dirt track events, the organization has made a significant impact in many ways. They
have worked with Make-A-Wish Iowa, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Alex's Lemonade Stand and CaringBridge,
to name a few. Last year, Karsyn's Krusaders also prepared meals and activities for nearly 400 pediatric cancer
patients and their siblings at the Heart Connection Cancer Camp in Boone, IA .

The donation that is probably the most meaningful to the Davenport area and very sentimental to Jessica and
Andy Miller, is the donation made by Karsyn's Krusaders to SuperSibs in December 2010. Funds were raised at
Davenport Speedway and were collected just one day after Sergio Wogomon (13), of Davenport was laid to rest.

The Miller and Wogomon families met at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as both of their children
were diagnosed and battling leukemia at the same time. As the Millers planned a visit to Davenport Speedway
for what they thought was going to be an exciting night of racing and an opportunity to raise funds for others,
they never would have guessed they would also be saying their final goodbyes to a special young man and
supporting the Wogomon family during their time of loss.

Two weeks later, the Board of Directors of Karsyn's Krusaders voted to donate all funds raised that weekend in
Davenport to an organization identified by the Wogomons and given in memory of Sergio.

Karsyn's Krusaders, the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Racing Series, the Davenport Speedway and the Wogomon
family have all come together this year to plan a great night of racing, fundraising, and activities to remember,
celebrate and honor all who have battled cancer. In addition to the racing action, Karsyn's Krusaders will be
selling Kickin' Cancer's Butt One Lap at a Time® merchandise and holding special activities for fans and drivers.
Activities include a special team fundraising challenge, ‘Shake Your Money-Maker ’contest, and much more.

Pits open at 4 p.m. with grandstands opening at 5. The driver’s meeting will be at 6 with racing to follow. IMCA
Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, and DTR Street Stocks will also be on the bill along with the travelers of the Corn
Belt Clash Late Model Series as all 4 divisions will run on the historic half-mile surface. General admission is $18,
$16 teens and seniors, with kids 10 and under free with a paid adult. Pit passes are $30. For more information,
go to www.drttrak.com. The race day phone number is 563-326-5338.

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport: 3/22 - 3/28 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 23 March 2012 14:19
Hello!
St. Pats We had a ton of fun during St. Patrick's Day weekend, and with a little help from some beautiful weather, downtown was completely packed on Saturday!  Check out our photo album, and thanks for choosing to celebrate the holiday with us.

A Broadway production of Damn Yankees at the Adler Theatre headlines our events this week!  With 7 Tony Awards under its belt, this is one musical you don't want to miss.  Buy tickets and reserve your seat today.

See one of the world's biggest celebrity chefs at the RiverCenter during Cooking Up A Conversation with Curtis Stone Friday!  The QC Rollers will fill the Great Hall for Dropkick Derby on Saturday, and the Mother Son Formal will take place in the Mississippi Hall on Sunday.  Don't forget the Big Boyz Toy Show is coming up on the 31st at the RiverCenter, too! 

Major League Eating returns to Rhythm City Saturday for the 3rd Annual World Catfish Eating Contest!  Will Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti keep the world record?  Only time will tell.  If you'd prefer to make your own dish, remember to visit the Freight House Farmers Market Tuesday or Saturday for fresh and local goods.

If you're a fan of Hip-Hop, don't miss the increasingly popular Mac Lethal live tonight at River Music Experience!  On Friday, Indie/Folk/Pop outfit Joy Kills Sorrow will take the RME stage and tickets are only $5!  If you love Southern Rock and Soul, the Uncle Lucius show on Tuesday will be right up your alley.  Additional programs and events at RME this week include the Ragaman CD Release Show, Mandolin Junction, and Live Lunch.

Sunday, March 25 is your last chance to see Jackson Pollock's world famous Mural right in your own backyard!  If you've still not seen this incredible work of art, we strongly suggest you take a moment this week visit the Figge Art Museum!  Check out Thursday at the Figge or an Art Class, as well.

Help support Ballet Quad Cities by attending Tutu Fabulous in the Gold Room at Hotel Blackhawk!  This unique fundraiser features wine tasting, fashion and dancing.  If you're looking for more free live music this week, catch Adam Beck and River City 6 at Rhythm City. 

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: March 22 - March 28


Thursday, March 22

$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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Brady Street Pub Lunch Specials & Happy Hour

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: Lunch specials every weekday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Time: Happy Hour specials every weekday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Time: Sunday, drink specials all day

Prices: See website

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

 

Live Lunch with American Dust

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Mac Lethal

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Price: $10 in Advance; $12 Day of the Show

Website

Million Points Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:00 a.m., Noon, and 2:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $5 and up

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: 6:00 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, March 23

All Ages Show Featuring Moral Belief, Lighthouses, Tierra Park, & Searching for Security

Where: River Music Experience, Performance Hall

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

Beginning Spanish

Where: Scott Community College - Urban Campus (306 W. River Drive)

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $75 (plus text)

Website

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

Website

 

Broadway at the Adler Theatre presented by Lujack Lexus - Damn Yankees

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $29.50 and up

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Lake Street Dive and Joy Kills Sorrow

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

Live Lunch with Mo

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, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m, and 8:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Red Eye Breakfast

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: $4.99

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River City 6

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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"Tutu Fabulous" Take Two Wine Tasting Party
Where: Hotel Blackhawk, Gold Room
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: $45 in Advance; $50 at the Door

Wine Down Friday's

Where: Brady Street Pub

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

Price: $4 Glasses of Wine

Website

 

Saturday, March 24

 

Adam Beck

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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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/Af

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: $10
Exhibit: Beetle to Benz
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: All Day
Price: Museum Admission ($5), or FREE with membership

Exhibition: Fins and Feathers

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: War and Remembrance

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

 

Ladies Day Saturdays

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Major League Eating Catfish Eating Championship

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Night of 101 Winners

Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 7:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE

Website

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: Noon - 2:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Ragaman CD Release Show

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Red Eye Breakfast

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: $4.99

Website

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Zither Ensemble

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission, or FREE with membership

Website

 

Sunday, March 25
$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Felt Eggs with Gisela McDonald

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: $10 for non-members; $5 for members

Website

 

Main Library Open

Where: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch

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

Price: N/A

Website

 

Men's Day Sundays

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Mother - Son Formal

Where: RiverCenter

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

Price: $20 each; $40 per couple

Website

 

Museum Tour: Sundays at the Figge

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: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

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

 

Monday, March 26

2 Times Points Plus

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

Website

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Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.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, March 27

 

Acoustic Music Club

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Class: Figure Drawing

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $12 or less

Website

 

Class: Watercolor - Beginner/Intermediate

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $75/member; $85/non-member

Website

 

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

 

Mandolin Junction

 
American Cancer Society Bettendorf Discovery Shop to host 20th Annual Cookbook Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Sons   
Friday, 23 March 2012 13:44
The Bettendorf Discovery Shop invites you to join them Thursday, April 5th and Friday, April 6th for their 20th annual cookbook and kitchenware event.  

We will have hundreds and hundreds new and vintage cookbooks, china, dishes, linens, and many other kitchen items.   If you love to cook, or know someone that does, this will be then perfect day for you to shop at the Discovery Shop.  If you have cookbooks that you would like to donate for this event we would be happy to have them.

As an extra special treat, Dawn from Choice Cupcakes will be here debuting her delicious cupcakes.  Normally Choice Cupcakes is “all about you” and you creating your perfect cupcake, but Thursday (10:00-1:00) and Friday (11:00-1:00) it will be about cupcakes helping to raise money to fight cancer!

The Discovery Shop is an upscale resale shop selling gently used items donated by the community and staffed by over 100 volunteers.  Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for cancer research, education, patient services and advocacy.

Donations are accepted anytime the shop is open and a tax receipt is always available.  Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm., Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm. and Saturday from10 am to 4 pm.

We are thankful for all the wonderful donations and excited to have this fun event for our customers.

 
Benefit for Mike Aldene PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Mason   
Friday, 23 March 2012 13:16




Thank you for your support!!

 
Bettendorf Mosque Hosts Open House at New Facility PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Talia Alvi   
Friday, 23 March 2012 13:03

(Bettendorf, IA Mar 7, 2012) - The Muslim Community of the Quad Cities (MCQC) is pleased to welcome fellow Quad Citians to the opening of its new mosque facility in Bettendorf.

Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 2p.m. – 5p.m. at 2115 Kimberly Rd, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

MCQC President, Dr. Mushtaq Khan, said “We are happy to have completed the new building, and are eager to welcome our neighbors to celebrate with us. We look forward to working with them in the future.” “This new building is a much needed addition.  the local Muslim community is expanding, and our ability to participate in and serve both it and the Quad City community in general will be enhanced by the new facility,” said Dr. Talia Alvi, Outreach Coordinator for MCQC.

Activities will include guided tours, Islamic art/culture exhibit, Arabic writing craft table, community slideshow, food, information tables explaining some of the basic beliefs and practices in Islam, etc. along with brief addresses by the Mayor Gallagher (Bettendorf) and Mayor Gluba (Davenport), Rev. Ron Quay (Churches United), and Mosque representatives.

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public; refreshments provided! For more info contact: Talia Alvi (563) 503 0708, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Moutaz Kotob (563) 505 7537

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