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Back 2 School Fiesta on August 10! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Monday, 23 July 2012 12:39

Davenport Parks and Recreation
Back 2 School Fiesta 2012
Start off the school year right at our 5th annual Back 2 School Fiesta. This free event features games, sports, crafts, activities, bingo, dunk tank, pinatas and more with prizes of back to school supplies. It's an event for the whole family!
When and Where
Friday, August 10th
3pm - 7pm
Prairie Heights Park
5600 Eastern Avenue
Davenport, Iowa
This event is 100% FREE!
Questions? Call the Parks and Recreation office
at 563-328-PARK (7275)

back to school 2012 fiesta

 
Lt. Gov. Simon to announce recipients of farmers’ market grant PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Justin Stofferahn   
Friday, 20 July 2012 14:49

CARBONDALE – Lt. Governor Sheila Simon will host a media call-in Tuesday afternoon with Audrey Rowe, Administrator of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, to announce that up to 50 farmers’ markets across Illinois will receive free wireless machines that accept Link, debit and credit cards as part of the Illinois Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Wireless Project. With these markets coming aboard, one in three farmers’ markets statewide will accept food stamp benefits for the first time.

 

Simon and Rowe will be joined on the call by Connie Spreen, the executive director of the Chicago non-profit Experimental Station, and vegetable farmers Cheryl and Josh Dotson of Dotson Farms in Beecher, a mother-son team that sells produce at several farmers’ markets in Chicago. Simon and Rowe will explain the wireless grant program and discuss USDA efforts to boost access to local foods and the impact that can have on the health of citizens and the economy.

 

DATE: Tuesday, July 24

TIME: 1 – 2 p.m.

DIAL-IN: 888-455-0739

PASSCODE: FNS (Given Verbally)

Trouble number: 202-720-8560

 

All callers using the above pass code will be placed in listen only mode. To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, these callers are instructed to press *1 on their touch tone phone.

 

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This Week in Downtown Davenport July 20th Edition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 20 July 2012 14:37
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We have a huge week ahead headlined by the inaugural Heartland JamThe country festival kicks off tomorrow in Centennial Park at noon with performances by Justin Moore, Dierks Bentley, Danielle Peck, The Farm, Katie Armiger, and Danika Holmes.  Saturday's lineup includes Big and Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Phil Vassar, Sunny Sweeney, The Dani Lynn Howe Band, and Grazin District.  Tickets are still available!

 

Bucktown Center for the Arts celebrates its seventh birthday on Friday with its annual BASH!  Come celebrate at this FREE event with fine art gift shopping, music, wine tasting, art auctions and raffles.  Bring out the kids for the Kaaba Shrine Circus at the RiverCenter's Great Hall this week, too!  You can't go wrong with some family time at the circus! 

 

We'd also like to congratulate Redband Coffee on announcing its second location at 4th & Iowa that will be opening downtown later this summer!  Not far away, Cupcakes, Muffins, and More has expanded to a new location on Second Street!  Stay tuned for more details in the near future.

 

The River Bandits have a busy week at Modern Woodmen Park.  Tonight is another Thirst-Day Thursday!  Fireworks will be featured this weekend and your kids will love the Mega Candy Drop and Rascal's birthday on Sunday!

 

Shinedown takes the Adler stage on Friday night as they bring their melodic hard rock to the Quad Cities!  This group's latest album AMARYLLIS is currently standing tall at number one on the Hard Rock Album Chart.  While you're at the Adler, pick up tickets now for the 41'st Annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival!

 

Justine Blazer comes to the River Music Experience on Friday night from Nashville.  She continues to rise in her country career with her unique vocal styling of smooth soul, southern rock and Nashville twang.  Live lunch series this week will feature Ellis Kell and Kelsey Lillion.  Show off your musical ability at Open Mic Night, Acoustic Music Club, or Exposure - Open DJ Challenge.

 

Half Naked plays the Redstone Room Friday bringing a new electric live funk that is comprised of three of the best QC DJs, musicians, and producers.  Other RME shows include Dream Anabelle, The Harris Collection, Friday Live at 5, Brer Bucktown's Traveling Tent Show, Kidz Days at RME, and Gospel Music Camp Concert.

 

NASA

The Figge Art Museum kicks off their week tonight with Thursdays at the Figge, an event that will feature Dr. John D. Johnson's presentation Discovering a Universe beyond the Cosmic Shore.  Other events at the Figge this week include Fridays at the Figge, Create with Kelli, Museum Tours, and Art in the Middle.  This week also begins a new weekend film series, When We Left Earth - The NASA Missions.

 

Ruby SLipper Sale Finally, check out the Ruby Slipper's Semi-Annual Sale on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  They're open special Sunday hours and the sale will feature great brands at big discounts!!

 

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: July 19 - July 25


Thursday, July 19

$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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12 Days of Gifts

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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All-Ages Show Featuring Dream Anabelle, Gored By A Deer, Lighthouses, and Searching for Security

Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5

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Art Talk! "Discovering a Universe beyond the Cosmic Shore"

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

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

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $10

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Alan Sweet

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Million Points Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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River Bandits v. Lake County Captains - Fireworks

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5

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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

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The Harris Collection

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

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Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

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

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Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

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

Price: FREE

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Friday, July 20

12 Days of Gifts

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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BASH! 2012

Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts

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

Price: FREE

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Brer Bucktown's Traveling Tent Show

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5

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Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

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Cellarman's Series: Firkin Friday!

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

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Class: Fridays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $45/member; $55/non-member

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Friday Live at 5 Featuring The Dawn Sponsored by The Sedona Group

Where: River Music Experience, Courtyard

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

Price: FREE

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Half Naked

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 10:00 p.m.

Price: $7

Website

 

Heartland Jam

Where: Centennial Park

Time: Noon

Price: $50/Single Day or $75/Both Days

Website

 

Justine Blazer with Boothill Ridge

Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $7

Website

 

Kaaba Shrine Circus

Where: RiverCenter, Great Hall

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $12; $18; $22

Website

 

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

 

New Trick

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $5 and up

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River Bandits v. Lake County Captains - Social Media Night, Fireworks

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

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Shinedown

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $41.50

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Saturday, July 21

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

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A Damn Good Time Vol. 2 - Keepin' It Fresh

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A
Exhibition: David Plowden's Iowa

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Exploring NASA

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: NASA | Art: 50 Years of Exploration

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Sculpting with Fiber

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Suds: History of Brewing

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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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

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Exhibition: Waxing Poetic: Exploring Expression in Art

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Family Gallery: Blast Off!

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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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

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Gospel Music Camp Concert

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Heartland Jam

Where: Centennial Park

Time: Noon

Price: $50/Single Day or $75/Both Days

Website

 

Kaaba Shrine Circus

Where: RiverCenter, Great Hall

Time: 11:00 a.m, 3:00 p.m, and 7:30 p.m.

Price: $12; $18; $22

Website

 

Kidz Days at RME Featuring Hall Reed
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

 

New Trick

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

River Bandits v. Fort Wayne - Mike Matheny Bobblehead Night

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

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Workshop: Create with Kelli

Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Price: $5/person includes museum admission and art activity

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Sunday, July 22

 

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

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ISU Extension and Outreach Scott County Calendar PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amanda Heitz   
Friday, 20 July 2012 13:46

 
Niabi Zoo Announces Elephants’ Birthday Bash PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marc Heinzman   
Friday, 20 July 2012 13:26
Coal Valley, IL – July 18, 2012 – Niabi Zoo announced today that it will be holding its annual Elephants’ Birthday Bash on Saturday, July 21.

The event, which kicks off at noon at the Zoo, is a joint celebration for the birthdays of Niabi Zoo’s biggest stars, Asian elephants Babe and Sophie. The elephants, who turn 37 and 43 respectively, will have a custom cake presented to them by Niabi Zoo’s zookeepers.

Guests who attend the Birthday Bash will have a chance to enjoy their own slice of birthday cake in order to properly celebrate with Babe and Sophie. The event will also feature several fun inflatable activities, such as a bounce house and obstacle course for children to enjoy. A silent auction will also be held, which will give event guests the chance to buy elephants paintings created that day by Babe herself during a public demonstration.

Additionally, local children’s author Blake Ross will be on-hand from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to sign copies of his new book “Why Isn’t the Zoo a Pet Store, Too?” for anyone who purchases it that day. The book features a forward written by Niabi Zoo Director Marc Heinzman, and a portion of the proceeds from each book sold benefit Niabi Zoo.

Niabi Zoo will be open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

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