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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Tuesday, 03 July 2012 08:55

Two Rivers - One WorldFriends of Vander Veer

From the Amazon

to the Great Mississippi -

Fishscale Girl's Adventures
at Vander Veer Botanical Park

Explore the delicate balance of nature through a variety of exciting summer programs being held at Vander Veer Botanical Park. Sponsored by Davenport Parks and Recreation and The Friends of Vander Veer, learn through the eyes of Fishscale Girl, who discovers that her Amazon River and the Mississippi River face similar challenges with major environmental problems such as pollution and erosion.

Fishscale Girl, a small doll made from an actual fish scale, is the main character in a series of pictures books written and photographed by Quad-City author Ann Hailey. Fishscale Girl moves from her home in the Amazon to Davenport, Iowa, and learns about the similarities and differences of her new and old homes.
Kickoff Event
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Friday, July 6 2pm
at Vander Veer Conservatory

Join us in kicking off Two Rivers - One World! Ann Hailey, local author of the Fishscale Girl series, will read her books at this free event for the public. The Conservatory Display featuring Fishscale Girl will be open to the public, as well. Refreshments will be served. A nature walk will occur at 3:00 p.m.

Fishscale Girl and the Disaster
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Saturday, July 21 at Vander Veer Park

Come discover how Fishscale Girl learns how animals survive natural disasters and come back to a destroyed habitat. The Fishscale Girl and the Disaster by local author, Ann Hailey, will be read in English and Spanish. The program is for ages 5-12 and will start at 10am on July 21st. Be at the Vander Veer Conservatory for all the fun activities. There is a $2 fee for the program.

 

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Fishscale Girl: The Amazon vs. Great Mississippi

Saturday, August 4 at Vander Veer Conservatory

Join Fishscale Girl and explore the difference between the Amazon River and the Great Mississippi River. Fishscale Girl tells of her origin and how she came to be. The program will have interactive activities about both rivers and how we can protect both. Come to the Vander Veer conservatory on August 4th at 10am. Ages 5 - 12. Come join the fun for a $2 fee. Register Now!!

 

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Other programs featuring Fishscale Girl


Check out "Let's Go Outside" backpacks from The Conservatory at Vander Veer. These backpacks feature lessons that take visitors throughout the Park and Conservatory.

 

Enjoy The Conservatory display, featuring an Amazon Tropical Rainforest Birds display, as well as a Disaster Scene from the Fishscale Girl series.

 

Experience the popular park programs My Little Wheelbarrow on July 11 and 18 @ 10am at Vander Veer Playground, and Wild Walks in the Park on July 16 at 1pm. These programs will feature Fishscale Girl in their lessons.

 
July 5th. 2012 " Of Laughter and Fogetting: Purposeful Ambiguity: The Unbearable Lightness of Being: The limits of human possibilites" Milan Kundra I.S. E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 02 July 2012 14:44
July 5th. 2012 : I.S.E.
" Of Laughter and Forgetting: Purposeful Ambiguity: the Unbearable Lightness of
Being: The limits of human possibilities. " 

Further insights into the concepts and message of Milan Kundra  

The theory of Nietzsche , the love story , the politics. 

Co- Presenters are Michael Rosenthal and Narveen Aryaputri. 

Michael Rosenthal has done  Graduate work on Nietzsche at the University of Iowa
during his extensive work in theology, philosophy and psychology at Western
Illinois University, and St. Paul Seminary and the University ofnIowas. 

Narveen Aryaputri has her M. A. in English Literature from Meerut University,
India. 

Reference will be made to the thesis by Miguel B Llora "MILAN KUNDERA: AN
INDICTMENT AGAINST LIGHTNESS" which he presented for his Master of Arts
requirements . 
Freely available on the net. 

Independent Scholars Evenings. 7.00 pm 
2nd fl of The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline. Illinois. 61265
wine, beverages and light hors devours are provided. 

The Independent Scholars Evenings are sponsored by The Institute For Cultural
and Healing Tradition, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at State and Federal levels since 1996

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. 
www.qcinstitute.org
www.atthephoenix.com
www.themolinecommercialclub.com
www.themolineclub.com

 
whatsup juggling at the Eastern Avenue Branch Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Hart   
Monday, 02 July 2012 14:35

Come in out of the heat and enjoy the award-winning juggling act of “one of the hottest young performing jugglers in the country, Doug Sayers.”  Stop by the Eastern Avenue Branch Library (6000 Eastern Avenue) on Thursday, July 5 at 4:00 p.m. to be amazed!

For more information about this event call 563-326-7832, or for more information about whatsup juggling visit www.whatsupjuggling.com.

Registration is not required for this FREE event!

 
Walcott Truckers Jamboree PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rick Martin   
Monday, 02 July 2012 12:31

Join Us for our 33rd Year of Celebrating America’s Truckers! July 12th - 13th 2012 

http://iowa80truckstop.com/

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport June 28th Edition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Thursday, 28 June 2012 14:26
Hello!

Red, White, and Boom is almost here and we can't wait for Tuesday, July 3rd!  The largest fireworks display from Chicago to St. Louis will feature nearly twice as many fireworks this year and will light up the sky with more than 2,500 shells and over 2,400 pounds of fireworks!

 

We'd like to thank Genesis Health System and Riverboat Development Authority for hosting this great event along with all of our generous sponsors that make Red White & Boom possible.

 

The Mississippi Valley Blues Fest takes over LeClaire Park in the days leading up to Red, White, and Boom!  Acts this year include Sugar Ray and The Bluetones, Super Chikan, Kelley Hunt, Brooks Family Blues Dynasty, Johnny Rawls, Bobby Rush, Kenny Neal, and Coco Montoya.  This is one of the country's finest Blues festivals, so don't miss it!

 

We're proud to host one of  the most critically acclaimed bands in America downtown.  Wilco is returning to the Adler Theatre Tuesday night!  Their reputation continues to grow; the Austin Chronicle says "Wilco's new millennial emergence as an avant-garde Americana juggernaut now grooves a new found equilibrium."

 

A performance of "A Couple of Blaguards " comes to Mac's Tavern on Saturday night!  This touring show comes to downtown via the Irish American Theatre Company and the Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati. 

Beat the heat and enjoy FREE admission at the Figge today and Friday!  The Waxing Poetic Panel will host a lively discussion about artistic inspirations and expression tonight in the Figge auditorium.  Presenters at the event include Leslie Bell, E. Marie Bertram, Ryan Collins, and David Murray. The host of WVIK's "Art Talks," Bruce Carter, will host the event.  Also, the River Bandits are home all week down the street with lots of fireworks and giveaways t.

 

Tinsley Ellis, the hard-rocking blues-soaked guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter performs on the Redstone Room stage Monday night!   Free RME shows this week include Live Lunches with Alan Sweet, Mo, Dustin Lee, Luke Redfield,and Blues Cafe.  Other events at the River Music experience include Snogulated Pig, Nick and The Ovorols, Community Drum Circle, Matthew Kylestewa, and Float Face Down.

 

Final Friday at the Bucktown Center for the Arts signals the end to another month.  The theme this month is an Art Education Celebration.  We hope to see every at Bucktown on Friday and all the other events taking place downtown this week.

 

See you downtown!

 

 

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This Week's Events: June 28 - July 4


Thursday, June 28

$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

 

Bix at 6

Where: 3rd Street & Brady

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Alan Sweet

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

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Panel Discussion: "Poetic Images/Artistic Words"

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

River Bandits v. Cedar Rapids Kernels - Pro Wrestling Night, Barrel House Thirst-Day

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 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, June 29

$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 Show Featuring Snogulated Pig, I Am Your Disease, Murmur, and Picquerist

Where: River Music Experience, Performance Hall

Time: 7:00 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

 

Final Friday - Art Education Celebration

Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Lee Blackmon

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Mo

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Mississippi Valley Blues Fest

Where: LeClaire Park

Time: 6:30 p.m. - Midnight

Price: $15

Website

 

Nick and the Ovorols with Jon Aanestad
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: $5

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. Cedar Rapids Kernels - Rally Towel Giveaway, Fireworks

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

Website

 

Saturday, June 30

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

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A Couple of Blaguards

Where: Mac's Tavern

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $15

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
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

Dustin Lee

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

 

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

 

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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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Lee Blackmon

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Matthew Kylestewa with Spaz

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 10:00 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

Mississippi Valley Blues Fest

Where: LeClaire Park & Bandshell

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: $15

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. Cedar Rapids Kernels - Cael Sanderson Bobble Head, John Deere Night

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

Website

 

Sunday, July 1

 

$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

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

Price: FREE

Website

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All-Ages Show Featuring Float Face Down, Last 10 Seconds of Life, & In Alcatraz 1962

Where: River Music Experience, Performance Hall

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $6

Website

 

Mississippi Valley Blues Fest

Where: Bandshell, LeClaire Park

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Price: $15

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

River Bandits v. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Team Photo Giveaway, U.S. Bank Family Sunday

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 5:00 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, July 2

2 Times Points Plus

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

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Happy Hour

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: $1 Drink Specials

Website

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Luke Redfield

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

 

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

 
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