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Pottery: A Retrospect PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Friday, 27 July 2012 08:45

Closing event :
"Pottery: a Retrospect"
The Art of
Richard E. Dailing
Master Potter
July 27th. 2012
7.00pm onwards
there are several new pieces now in the gallery that are pottery with oil painting on them
Featured on the photo: "Out of Africa"   Slip: ( thin mixture of clay and colarant) 15" height x 8" width .
Richard learnt the process from a Japanese artist : Toshika Takasu, who was touring local and major Universities in the US.
All the design is pottery. $ 125.00
About Richard:
Specialist in wheel thrown pottery of the artistic side as opposed to functional pottery.
With a career as an Accountant, Comptroller and Budget director of the Industrial Division with Deere and Company, he is a member of the Budget Executive Institute and National Accounting Association as well as  trained at Augustana's Fine Art Department, and seminars at various major Universities and workshops with visiting potters, Richard's work has been honored and sold across the US and in many foreign countries.
Richard's love of Art has been with him all his life. His creativity expressed In his art brings Fine Art to your daily life, as sculpture to accent your garden and your home both indoors and outdoors. All creations are one-of-a-kind.
As Augustana he developed an Ash-glaze, named after him as Rich's Ash-Glaze which is still being used at the college.
Richard continues to create pottery as Fine Art.
Richard's retrospect is at
Phoenix Fine Art Gallery,
1530 Fifth Avenue
Moline. Illinois. 61265
Hours:
Wednesday to Fridays: noon to 2.00 p.m. And 6.00 to 8.00 pm
Saturdays: 2.00 p.m through 8.00 p.m.
Additional hours are by appointment.

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport July 27th Edition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 27 July 2012 08:38
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Hello!

Bix 7 Weekend is upon us and Street Fest presented by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will return downtown for its 41st year! The fest will feature classic staples such as food and craft vendors along with live music and the brand new exciting Fire Fighter Water Fights event taking place on Saturday.

 

Click here for downtown street closure info, and remember to use the parking ramps.  The parking ramps are only $5 this weekend, and you can park right in the middle of the action with only a short walk to all of the fun.

 

Of course, the star of the show this weekend is the Quad-City Times Bix 7! The Bix 7 includes a variety of events leading up to the race on Saturday morning such as the Walk This Walk Benefit on Thursday evening, Orthopaedic Specialists Race Packet Pick-up and Expo, the Junior Bix, and the Genesis Carb It Up Pre-Race Pasta Dinner.

 

Downtown has added new events this year!    Barrel House 211's Bix Bash will fill Second Street with live music between Pershing Avenue and Perry Streets all weekend!  Davinci's Cocktails & Dining is hosting a Bix Party @ 3rd & Main, too!  Of course,  they'll be plenty of outdoor fun on 3rd Street near Mac's Tavern, Carriage Haus, Kilkenny's and Shenanigans, as well.

 

River Music Experience is hosting a late-night party in the Redstone Room on Saturday beginning at 10PM!  River Roots veterans Dan Hubbard & The Humadors open the show and local favorites Minus Six hit the stage late-night after Street Fest wraps up.  Smooth Money Gesture plays tonight, and catch the Myers Brothers and 45 On High Friday.  Additional RME events this week including Rock Camp USA, King of the Tramps, Community Drum Circle, Open Mic Night, and more.

 

Street Fest will feature a special brew made by Great River Brewery just for the occasion!  Pick-up a Street Fest Copper Ale at any of the beverage tents located at the fest.  Speaking of local breweries, don't forget to check out the new Front Street Tap House at the Freight House if you stop by the Freight House Farmers Market on Saturday.

 

Wine Spectator Congratulations to our friends at Hotel Blackhawk's Bix Bistro for garnering the attention of the preeminent voice in the wine industry.  Bix Bistro recently won a Wine Spectator 2012 Award of Excellence!

 

Even though it's the middle of July, it's never too early to start holiday shopping.  The German American Heritage Center is hosting a Christmas in July Sale on Saturday and Sunday featuring quality toys from Germany. On Sunday, attend their "Which Frederick was Greater" discussion.

 

Exec Square Four new market-rate apartments are under construction at the Executive Square Building!  Check out our Facebook page for updates as this project moves forward.  And finally, we also have some baseball to play this week.  The Quad Cities River Bandits will come home late in the week for a two game home stand against Peoria.

 

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: July 26 - August 1


Thursday, July 26

$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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Art Talk! "NASA | Art: 50 Years of Exploration"

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

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 Lewis Knudsen

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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Orthopaedic Specialists Sports & Wellness Expo & Packet Pick Up

Where: RiverCenter, Great Hall

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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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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Smooth Money Gesture with Tasty Trigger

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5

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Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 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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"Walk This Way" Party

Where: Quad City Times

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: $20 includes a t-shirt, your ticket into the party with free music, pop and beer.

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Friday, July 27

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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45 on High

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Adam Beck

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Barrel House 211-Bix Bash!

Where: Second Street outside of Barrel House 211

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Price: N/A

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BIX Bash

Where: DaVinci's, Third Street and Main Street

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: $10 All You Can Eat Pasta Dishes

 

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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DaVinci's Live Music - Wild Oatz

Where: DaVinci's, Third Street and Main Street

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Genesis Carb It Up Pre-Bix Pasta Dinner

Where: RiverCenter, Mississippi Hall

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

Price: $10

Website

 

Junior Bix

Where: Quad City Times

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: $15

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Christopher Bell

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Orthopaedic Specialists Sports & Wellness Expo & BIX 7 Packet Pick Up

Where: RiverCenter, Great Hall

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Pre-Bix Bash at Brady Street Pub featuring Two Peace

Where: Brady Street Pub
Time: Live music at 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m, and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Street Fest

Where: Second Street, Brady Street to Ripley Street

Time: 10:00 a.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

Website

 

The Myers Brothers

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Saturday, July 28

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

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Adam Beck

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Barrel House 211 - Bix Bash!
Where: Second Street outside of Barrel House 211
Time: Noon - 1:00 a.m.
Price: N/A
Bix 7
Where: Brady Street and Third Street
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Price: $42

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A
Christmas in July Sale
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: All Day
Price: N/A

Class: Acrylic Painting for Beginners

Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Price: $40/members; $50/non-members

Website

 

Community Drum Circle

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5 for Adults, $2.50 for Children 12 and under

Website

 

DaVinci's Street Party - Live Music

Where: DaVinci's, Third Street and Main Street

Time: Noon - 1:00 a.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge
Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Price: $10
Exhibition: David Plowden's Iowa

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Exploring NASA

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: NASA | Art: 50 Years of Exploration

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: 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

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

 

Family Gallery: Blast Off!

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

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

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

King of the Tramps

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Minux Six

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 10:00 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

Museum Tour: NASA | ART: 50 Years of Exploration

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

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Rock Camp USA Concert - Session 3
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Noon
Price: $5

Website

 

Street Fest

Where: Second Street, Brady Street to Ripley Street

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

Website

 

Sunday, July 29

 

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

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$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

 
Shootout Against Cancer 2012 - News Release PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Don Stohr   
Thursday, 26 July 2012 15:46

OELWEIN, Iowa – Shooting sports enthusiasts from across the upper Midwest will enjoy a fun day of sporting clays competition on Sunday, Aug. 12 while raising thousands of dollars for the fight against cance.

Fayette County Conservation Club will host the fifth annual Shootout Against Cancer on Aug. 12, featuring a 100-target sporting clays course, lunch on the grounds, special shooting games, raffles and prizes -- all to fund cancer research supported by the University of Iowa Foundation.

All the day's events will be held on the club's grounds at Oelwein. Cost for the sporting clays course and lunch is $50.

The sporting clays shoot begins at 9 a.m., is open to all, and is designed for all levels of shooters from novices to veterans.

All participants will register on the club grounds the day of the shoot. Event organizers encourage shooters to register in three-person teams. Individual shooters can also register and be assigned to a team.

All teams must be registered, entered, and on the course by 1 p.m.

The Fayette County Conservation Club extends a special invitation to anyone interested in learning about and taking part in the game of sporting clays.

The Fayette club grounds are on the west edge of Oelwein off County Highway C50 (West Charles Street).  Signs will be posted with directions to the grounds and parking areas.

The annual Shootout against Cancer has raised thousands of dollars for cancer research. The 2011 Shootout drew 144 shooters and raised $7,810 for University of Iowa Foundation cancer research funding.

The 100-target sporting clays course will be designed and set up by sporting clays range designers Targets On The Move. The course will offer a variety of targets and will be fun for both veteran and novice shooters said Hugh Curtis, Fayette County Conservation Club member and organizer of the annual Shootout Against Cancer.

Raffle tickets for a Beretta A400 Xcel 12 gauge semi-automatic sporting clays target shotgun will also be available on the grounds for $10 each or three for $20.

“The Shootout Against Cancer is a fun event for shooters of all ages and ability levels,” said Don Stohr, club member and Shootout organizer. “In addition to raising funds for the fight against cancer, this is also an opportunity to get more people involved in the shooting sports."

For more information, contact Stohr, telephone 319-283-0217.

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Firefighter Water Fights Bring Bragging Rights to Street Fest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kyle Carter   
Thursday, 26 July 2012 15:44
(Quad Cities) - The newest addition to Street Fest this year features a competition for local and regional
firefighters to show off their skills while competing for a trophy and bragging rights! The event will be the
first time Firefighter Water Fights have been held in Davenport since 1972. The competition starts at noon on
Saturday, July 28 at 2nd & Ripley Streets.

The object of Water Fights is straight forward; it’s essentially a reverse tug-of-war. A water ball is suspended
ten feet above the ground on a cable. Two teams of three firefighters are placed on either side of the ball
and on the starting command, use their fire hoses to push the ball towards the opposing team’s territory. A
winner is announced when the ball reaches the marked point on the cable or if the ball is in the opponent’s
territory when time ends.

While the object of the game is simple, its execution isn’t. Add full firefighting protective gear, water spray,
the heat of the day, and another determined team of firefighters across from you, and the task at hand
becomes increasingly difficult. The competing firefighters must use their training to keep the water on target
while listening for commands from their teammates and moving forward to push the water ball into their
opponent’s territory.

Firefighter water fights have long been a way for firefighters to practice essential skills needed at the scene
of a fire or rescue site. These firefighters take great pride in their skills and abilities and enjoy putting those
into action in a friendly competition.

The Firefighter Water Fights will be an exciting addition to Street Fest and will surely become a tradition in
future years!

 
School Supply Collection-2nd Annual STUFF THE BUS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:31

Quad Cities, USA: The Salvation Army, Wal-Mart and Johannes Bus Service will host the Second Annual Stuff the Bus Event at all four Quad Cities area Wal-Marts.

DATE: Saturday, July 28, 2012

TIME: 10am – 6pm

PLACE: All four Quad Cities area Wal-Marts

The First Day Project unites Quad City area school supply drives to meet the needs of students who require help in obtaining school supplies. Nearly 20,000 students in Quad City schools are from families with incomes low enough to be eligible for Free & Reduced fee waivers for school meals and fees. Some of Quad City area school have an average as high as 60% of students qualifying for Free & Reduced. The First Day Project will supply thousands of Quad City students with the items they need to start their school year with confidence.

Shoppers are encouraged to purchase school supplies and bring them to the school bus so that our community’s low-income, homeless, or needy children will be prepared on the first day of school. Items needed include loose-leaf paper, spiral notebooks, colored and regular pencils and pencil boxes, pocket folders, pens, crayons, glue sticks, tissues, backpacks, scissors, erasers, washable markers, watercolor paints, dry erase markers, and hand sanitizer.

Monetary contributions can also be sent to the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, 852 Middle Road, Suite 100, Bettendorf, Iowa, 52722. Donate Online: Go to www.cfgrb.org and click on “donate now.” Donations can be designated to a particular school district if noted on the check.

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