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Walk For Epilepsy 2012 Set For March 31st in Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by David Umphrey   
Monday, 19 March 2012 11:13


Local QCA chapter working toward “not another moment lost to seizures”

Davenport, IA – The Quad City Area chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation of North/Central Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska has set Saturday, March 31st as the date for the 2012 Walk For Epilepsy. The event will be held here at NorthPark Mall in front of Dillard’s.

This fundraising and awareness event is open to teams and individuals with awards for various levels of participation. A minimum level of $100.00 in pledges is requested with no additional registration fee. There are also team sponsorship opportunities available. For applications, registration or questions, contact David Umphrey, outreach services coordinator, at (309) 373-0377 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

On the day of the event, registration/check-in is from 9:00-10:00 AM; the walk will be from 10:00-11:00 AM with a closing ceremony of recognition set to begin immediately following the walk. The mall court in front of Dillard’s will be the site of registration/check-in and closing ceremonies.

“Epilepsy is a condition that continues to be initially misunderstood by those that deal with it as well as by the general public,” said Umphrey. “We assist anyone managing, or providing care for those living, each day with epilepsy.

“This event also helps educate anyone that has not dealt with the condition personally,” he added. “We show that people with epilepsy can live with not another moment lost to seizures.”


Jewish Cultural Series 2012 American/Israeli Poet, Michael Dickel PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sheryl Hassell-Bennett,   
Monday, 19 March 2012 11:04

Iowa Hospice to Host Free “Cooking for One” Grief Workshop PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tessa Rossi   
Monday, 19 March 2012 07:53

What:        Iowa Hospice is hosting a free workshop that will provide new recipes, ingredientsubstitution tips and handy cooking techniques about “cooking for one” after suffering a loss.

Who: Muscatine Hy-Vee’s dietitian, Kristen Decker, will provide insight on cooking for one, including a cooking demonstration and food sampling.

When:      Tuesday, March 20, 2012

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Where:     Hy-Vee (kitchen dining area)

4064 E 53rd St.

Davenport, IA 52807

Note: Registration is free, but space is limited. Contact Kayla Richardson at kayla.richardson@iowa-hospice.com or 1-800-Hospice (467-7423).

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Written by Chris Starman   
Monday, 19 March 2012 07:37

Davenport, IA  Mar 6, 2012 – Iowa and Illinois comedians will raise money and awareness for the Eastern Iowa Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with a night of standup comedy and competition in this year's Comedy For A Cause 3 - Last QC Comic Standing, April 13 at The Establishment Theatre.  Tickets for finals will cost $10, with all proceeds going to support the Eastern Iowa JDRF.


For the third year, DubStar has called upon area comedians to lend a helping hand to the Eastern Iowa branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Last QC Comic Standing is the area's only LOCALLY produced comedy competition.   This year, the event injects a new level of excitement with thirty-six of the best comedians in the Midwest competing in three preliminary rounds for ten spots in the finals.  Only one can be crowned Last QC Comic Standing and receive the cash and prizes.  The three preliminary rounds begin this week at Rozz-Tox, in Rock Island, March 9 beginning at 8:00pm.  The next two preliminary rounds will follow over the next two weeks, March 15 at The Pub in Davenport, and March 22 at Racer's Edge in East Moline.


The finals will be held Friday, April 13 at The Establishment Theater and will feature the top ten from the three preliminary rounds.  The top ten will perform for local judges Tony Tone from the Red Hot Brian Scott & Tony Tone in the Morning on B100, Entertainment Editor for the the Quad City Times – David Burke, Local headlining comedian – Jim Petersen, and local retailer and JDRF parent – Bob Boyer.  These judges will narrow the field from ten to three, and then name a champion.  Tickets for finals will cost $10, with all proceeds going to support the Eastern Iowa JDRF.


“This year's event was meant to showcase the amazing comedic talent in the Midwest, and specifically the Quad Cities.  Almost half of the comics are from right here in the QC,” says DubStar founder Tony Boyer.  “We also wanted to bring the local comedy community together by using venues that have supported comedy after the loss of Penguin's.  The Establishment, Rozz-Tox, Racer's Edge, The Pub, and others have been so helpful in cementing a home for local comedy.”



JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children and adults suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump.   According to the American Diabetes Association, an estimated 25.8 million people in the United States, 8.3% of the population, have diabetes, with 7 million going undiagnosed.


DubStar is an amateur fundraising group founded in 2008 by Tony Boyer and Chris Starman; both have histories related to helping diabetics. DubStar’s mission is to make a positive impact on deserving charities or groups, through fun and unique ways; “Party With A Purpose”.  In February, DubStar hosted Minute 2 Win It, a recreation of the popular TV game show that raised funds for the Quad Cities Autism Center.  Additional information can be found at the DubStar website, www.facebook.com/DubStarQC.



Flower and Garden Show PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCCA Expo Center   
Monday, 19 March 2012 07:13

The annual Flower and Garden Show will take place this weekend, Mar 23-25, at the QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island.  Hours are: 10am until 8pm on both Friday and Saturday and from 10am until 4pm on Sunday.

Admission is $7 at the door or $6 in advance with tickets purchased at local Hy-Vee Food Stores or at the QCCA Expo Center box office.  Senior citizens admission is $5 on Friday from 10am until 4pm.  Children ages 6 to 16 are $1.

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