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United Township high school students are building a home! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:39
Some United Township High School summer school students are getting the ultimate lesson this summer on how to build a house

(East Moline, IL)  The United Township Building Trades summer program is currently constructing a house at 1808 10th Ave Silvis.  The Lights ON for Learning 21st Century program is funding the project.  According to UT’s Assistant Principal, Anthony Ragona, six students worked on a volunteer basis Monday through Thursdays for the past two weeks learning construction and trade skills as they built a home.  Thursday, June 21st, is their last day on the site and they are available for media interviews at 11:30 am.

WHO:  UT Building Trades Summer Program
WHAT:  House Building
WHEN: Thursday, June 21st at 11:30 am
WHERE:  1808 10th Avenue  Silvis, IL

 
Rock Island Class of 92 Reunion Information PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michelle Sivels   
Monday, 18 June 2012 15:13

Reunion Information

Rock Island High School - Class of 1992 - 20 Year Reunion

July 13-15, 2012

Friday July 13, 2012—-Buffet dinner and Cash bar
Holiday Inn-Tuscany and Florence Rooms
226 17th Street Rock Island
6-11 p.m. (dinner starts at 7 p.m.)
$30 per person/$55 per couple

Saturday July 14, 2012—Mixer
Icons Martini Bar
124 18th Street Rock Island
8pm-2am

Sunday July 15, 2012—Family Picnic
Camden Park, Milan, IL
1p.m.-??
Bring your own picnic lunch

Make checks payable to: RIHS Class of 1992
P.O. Box 4294
Rock Island IL 61204

http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/222940801053286/

http://rihsalumni.org/sites/1992/2012/06/04/reunion-information-2/

 
June 21st. 2012: " The Rise and Fall of the Federal Theatre I.S.E by Narveen Aryaputri PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 18 June 2012 13:40
The Rise and Fall of the Federal Theatre.
The success of  the Historic Federal Theatre right after the economic collapse in the 1930, its enormous contribution with the employment it created for the actors and artists, the interest generated, the social reinforcement it provided through its thought provoking and 'sheer fun' performances during one of America's most difficult times; and the reasons, according to historic reports, of why it was closed down.
A pre-publication  essay will be read with a general discussion to follow:
by
Narveen Aryaputri, M.A., B.Ed.
Essayist.
Narveen completed her M.A. in English Literature with special emphasis on 19th.  C. American Literature from Meerut University, India in the 1970s. She taught at University level overseas until her immigration to USA. She continued her studies independently, developing into an essayist after her daughter Manisha was at University and later married Justin Snider. They have two children, Nicasio Cole and Zahra Analee.
In the '90s, Narveen completed the restoration of  the Arts and Craft/ Prairie School style building in Moline:  The Moline Commercial Club, 1530 Fifth Ave. as well as completed the restoration of the oldest building in our area and region: the Carpenter Gothic style home known as the Spencer house, in the Historic Broadway district of Rock Island,  which she converted to a Landmark designation. Since then The Spencer  House belongs to  Rock Island Police Sargent Dy Robinson.
Narveen continues to manage the business in the  Moline Commercial Club and its affiliate, The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions,  working with the directors of The Institute; continuing, since 1996, its evenings for the area Independent Scholars, who continue to meet on Thursdays to present their ongoing work to the public.
Narveen is a contributor to the manuscript "Life on The Mississippi - The New Millennium"  a series of essays maintained at The Institute as a history-in-the-making public written forum.
Please attend.  Free and open to the public.
The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.
7.00 p.m
second floor of The Moline Club building . Above the Phoenix Fine Art Gallery.
1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.
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.

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.

 
Rock Island Library Lines Week 3 Summer 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by R.I. Public Library   
Monday, 18 June 2012 13:01
Reading is So Delicious for Kids

Ant at table eating book illustrationThe Reading is So Delicious summer reading menu includes: A Read-to-Me club log for ages two to five, the I'm a Reader book club for ages six to eight, and the Ravenous Reader log for ages nine to 11. Kids earn prizes for reaching age-appropriate reading goals at three levels, and an extra chance to win special prize baskets.  Fill out an ice cream cone with your name on it to be added to our summer reading wall! Prize pick-up starts June 18.

 

Events this week include:

 

Storytime, 30/31 Branch: 10:30 am, Tuesday, June 19 Storytime, Southwest: 10:30 am., Wednesday, June 20 Storytime, Main: 10:30 am, Friday, June 22

 

Math Munch Club with Elizabeth: 4 more weeks of tasty math projects, 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm, Tuesday, June 19, Main Library Community Room.

 

Niabi Zoo program at Southwest: Meet and learn about some cool animals. 11:00 am to noon, Wednesday, June 20, Southwest Branch Community Room, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Map.

 

Book Tasting at Southwest, 3:00 pm, Wednesday, June 20, Southwest Branch Children's Room. Get a taste of new books to add to your summer reading list.

 

Ratatouille movie coverLegos at Southwest: 4:00 pm, Wednesday, June 20, Southwest Branch Children 's Room

 

Friday Fest Movie, featuring Ratatouille. 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Friday, June 22, Main Library Community Room.

 

All programs are free. No library card required. Questions, call the Children's Room at 309-732-7360,

Teens: Feed your Mind - READ!

teen Feed Your Mind illustrationTeens ages 12 to 18 turn in a reading card when they complete at least six hours of reading, or a program card for attending any one of 20 events. You can enter multiple times, and earn more chances to win books, DVDs, gift cards, or the grand prize, an Amazon Kindle® eReader.

 

This week, earn points for attending:

 

Teen Vittles Cooking Demo: Learn how the pioneers cooked! 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Monday, June 18, outside Main Library

 

Cupcake & Cookie Decorating Demo: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Wednesday, June 20, Southwest Branch Community Room, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Be a cupcake champ!

Map.

 

Keep reading! Each card stands for 6 hours of reading, and you can turn in as many cards as you can finish. The more you read, the more chances you have to win.

Books are Brain Food for Adults

books are brain food illustrationAdults 18 and up can win with the Books Are Brain Food reading club.  To enter the reading contest, adults fill out an entry form for every book they read between June 4 and July 27.  Entry forms and boxes at all Rock Island locations. Top prize is a new Sony® eReader.

 

Events this week include:

 

Dinner and a Movie Night, Tuesday, June 19, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Bring dinner from a local restaurant or home and enjoy the free classic movie, "Fried Green Tomatoes." Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street.Fried Green Tomatoes movie cover (Pick up your eating passport at Rock Island Libraries while supplies last!)

 

OverDrive eBook demo: 5:30 pm, June 21, Main Library Community Room. Free demo on how to use OverDrive to download eBooks and audiobooks to a variety of devices.

 

Are you reading? You might as well enter! Just drop off an entry form for every book, eBook or audiobook you finish during the contest period. Entries due by July 27!

Week 3 of Summer Reading

Wonder book illustrationSummer Reading is on now all Rock Island Libraries. If you haven't picked up your forms yet for the childrens, young adult or adult reading clubs, there's still lots of time to read and win! With themes such as Reading is So Delicious, Feed Your Mind: READ and Books are Brain Food, the library is cooking up a summer stacked high with fun and reading.

 

Entire list of events: Summer @ Your Library" on the library website.

 

Summer Reading events and prizes sponsored by Friends of the Rock Island Public Library, Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District (Southwest Branch events) and the Rock Island Public Library Foundation (summer art and drama.)

Rock Island, Illinois > 309.732.7323 (READ) > www.rockislandlibrary.org Rock Solid, Rock Island

 
Father's Day Week in Downtown Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 15 June 2012 10:11

Bring Dad downtown to experience one of the nation's greatest riverfront towns this Father's Day! Enjoy Ride the River with Dad and explore the Mississippi Riverfront throughout the Quad Cities. Centennial Park's Summer CRAZE and the River's Edge Beach Party are other great ways to spend the afternoon, too.

 

Another Father's Day downtown option is to spend the evening at the ballparkPlay catch with Dad in the outfield of a professional baseball stadium after the game!  Brunch is served at Rhythm City Casino and in Hotel Blackhawk's Bix Bistro. The Day wraps up with live music by Tewanta and Company at Music on the Levee and Willie Pickens at Third Sunday Jazz.

 

Sonny Landreth and his amazing slide guitar skills will be on display live in the Redstone Room at RME Saturday!  Landreth was named the instrumentalist of the year in 2005.  The RME Live Lunch series will feature ESME, Lewis Knudsen, Keith Soko, and Randy Leasman.  Also performing at RME this week are Corey Wallace, John for Mayer, and the Quad City KIX Band.

 

JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound, dubbed "one of the hottest US soul acts" by MOJO Magazine will rock River Music Experience Friday!  Don't miss Friday Live at 5, Firesale, Brer Bucktown's Traveling Tent Show, and Haddonfield, too.   Bring your own musical talent to Kidz Days at RME, Acoustic Music Club, and Open Mic Night.

 

A new poetry exhibit, Waxing Poetic, celebrates its Opening Reception tonight at the Figge Art Museum.  This unique exhibit invites visitors to respond to the art.  Thursdays at the Figge is back tonight along with a Museum Tour on Sunday.  Summer classes are in full swing at the Figge too with Fridays at the Figge, Sculpture - Plaster Carving, and Art in the Middle.

 

The River Bandits close out the first half of the season with a busy weekend at Modern Woodmen Park.  Check out Half-Price night with Thirst-Day Thursday drink specials as they wrap up their series with Kane County.  The weekend series with Wisconsin brings fireworks, U.S. Bank Family Sunday, and Bark in the Park.

 

Perry Learn about some scandalous Davenport history during a talk led by Dr. Jane Simonsen at German American Heritage Center billed as Crossing Perry Street: Working Women and Sporting Men in 'Der freie Staat Scott."  If you're job hunting, be sure to stop down to the Quad City Times job fair Tuesday at the RiverCenter, too.

 

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: June 14 - June 20


Thursday, June 14

$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

 

Dustin Cobb

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Esme

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Million Points Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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River Bandits v. Kane County - Modern Woodmen Half-Price Night; Thirst-Day Thursday

Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and Up

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

 

Opening Reception: Waxing Poetic

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m. (reading at 7:00 p.m.)

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

Website

 

Friday, June 15

 

$25,000 Power Hour Hot Seat Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 5:30 p.m - 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

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All Ages Featuring Firesale, Something To Do, & Fairhaven

Where: River Music Experience, Performance Hall

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

Brer Bucktown's Traveling Tent Show
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5
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

 

Cellarman's Series: Firkin Friday!

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

Website

 

Class: Fridays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

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

Website

 

Friday Live at 5 Featuring Public Candy Sponsored by Sedona Group.

Where: River Music Experience Courtyard

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 10:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Jordan Danielsen

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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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

 

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

 

River Bandits v. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Fireworks
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

Saturday, June 16

 

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

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All Ages Show Featuring Haddonfield, Those Dirty Thieves, Your Fallen Heros, & The Infinity Gauntlet

Where: River Music Experience, Performance Hall

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5

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
Class: Sculpture - Plaster Carving
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Price: $50/Members; $60/non-members

Crossing Perry Street: Working Women & Sporting Men in 'Der freie Staat Scott'

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 2:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: David Plowden's Iowa

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: Suds: History of Brewing

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Waxing Poetic: Exploring Expression in Art

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Father's Day Fun Fair

Where: Downtown Central Perk

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

Price: N/A

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Gift Cards Galore

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: All Day

Price: FREE

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John For Mayer

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Jordan Danielsen

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Kidz Days at RME Featuring Paul Cioe & The Hound Dogs

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 Keith Soko

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

River Bandits v. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Fireworks

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Sonny Landreth

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $25 Advance; $30 Day of Show

Website

 

Sunday, June 17

 

$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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Centennial Park Summer CRAZE!

Where: Centennial Park

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Father's Day Brunch

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Price: $14.99 - Buy One Get One FREE

Website

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Music on the Levee: Tewanta & Company

Where: Bandshell, LeClaire Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Ride the River

Where: Mississippi Riverfront (Starts at the Freight House)

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Price: $12

Website

 

River Bandits v. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Father's Day

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up


 
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