Local Events
Schilling to Host HASC Readiness Chairman Forbes PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Local Events
Written by Andie Pivarunas   
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 13:18

Congressmen to tour RIA, host Defending Our Defenders forum, visit Rockford’s SupplyCore with Rep. Manzullo

Washington, DC – Congressman Bobby Schilling (IL-17) announced today that House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Subcommittee on Readiness Chairman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) will be visiting western Illinois on Monday June 4th and Tuesday June 5th.  On Monday June 4th Forbes and Schilling will be touring the Rock Island Arsenal and hosting a forum on the region’s defense manufacturing capabilities and how local communities will be impacted by massive defense cuts.  Forbes and Schilling will be joining Congressman Don Manzullo (IL-16) in Rockford on Tuesday June 5th to visit SupplyCore, where they will again discuss defense spending levels.

“Many thanks to Chairman Forbes and his staff for recognizing our area’s invaluable contributions to our national defense,” Schilling said. “Next week’s events will be great opportunities for folks in our local defense community to share with Chairman Forbes the impact triggered defense cuts will have on their ability to support our troops and contribute to and to our local economy and to America’s national defense.  I will continue working with Chairman Forbes and my colleagues in the House on a bipartisan basis to ensure cuts that the Obama Administration calls ‘catastrophic’ and Defense Secretary Panetta calls ‘disastrous’ don’t come to fruition.”
  • Monday June 4th – Forbes and Schilling host HASC Readiness Subcommittee Defending Our Defenders forum on defense spending from 5:30-7:00pm at the Western Illinois University Moline Riverfront Campus, Room 111, 3300 River Drive, Moline, Illinois 61265.
  • Tuesday June 5th – Forbes, Schilling, and Manzullo visit SupplyCore from 9:00-10:00am at 303 North Main Street #800, Rockford, Illinois 61101.
These events are part of a series of listening sessions that Chairman Forbes is hosting around the country on the impact that defense cuts will have local economies and America’s national security.  Chairman Forbes is also inviting feedback from members of the public on defense cuts.  To submit feedback, please visit http://forbes.house.gov/Forms/Form/?ID=2004.    

Press interested in attending the Defending Our Defenders forum or the SupplyCore discussion should contact Andie Pivarunas for more information and to RSVP.

# # #

 
Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Local Events
Written by Steve Hart   
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:50

Celebrate the Davenport Public Library’s, Dream Big READ! Carnival as the kickoff to the Summer Reading Program at the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street) on Saturday, June 2, between 12 and 4 p.m. Be sure to get your picture taken with our new 25’ Libby “the Library Dog” balloon (weather permitting)!

First sign up for the Summer Reading Program, then stay for the carnival!  We’ll have loads of games, including: Bowling, Arctic Fishing, a Duck Pond, and more – including a dunk tank (weather permitting). Kids can earn tickets at all of these fun games which can be used to purchase prizes from our prize booth.

The Davenport Public Library’s Libby balloon and mascot costume were made possible by funds provided by the Riverboat Development Authority.

The Summer Reading Program is for all-ages.  For more information, visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

***

 
Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Local Events
Written by Steve Hart   
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:50

Celebrate the Davenport Public Library’s, Dream Big READ! Carnival as the kickoff to the Summer Reading Program at the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street) on Saturday, June 2, between 12 and 4 p.m. Be sure to get your picture taken with our new 25’ Libby “the Library Dog” balloon (weather permitting)!

First sign up for the Summer Reading Program, then stay for the carnival!  We’ll have loads of games, including: Bowling, Arctic Fishing, a Duck Pond, and more – including a dunk tank (weather permitting). Kids can earn tickets at all of these fun games which can be used to purchase prizes from our prize booth.

The Davenport Public Library’s Libby balloon and mascot costume were made possible by funds provided by the Riverboat Development Authority.

The Summer Reading Program is for all-ages.  For more information, visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

***

 
Davenport's Jim Leach, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, visiting Davenport’s Saint Ambrose University PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Local Events
Written by Kelly Lao   
Monday, 04 June 2012 15:21

The German American Heritage Center is proud to share the importance of civility in our community by bringing Jim Leach, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to Davenport’s Saint Ambrose University on Saturday June 16th at 12p.m. Leach's visit is part of the American Civility Tour, a 50-state tour he launched in November 2009, shortly after starting his four-year term as NEH chairman.

During his visit, Leach will deliver a public lecture at 12 p.m. in the Galvin Fine Arts Center at SAU titled “Civility, With A German Immigrant Accent.” In addition to his key comments on civility in American discourse, Leach will refer to the always lively, sometimes rowdy role of German immigrants in the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln. The event is free and open to the public.

Leach's Civility Tour seeks to call attention to the need for civility in public discourse. He worries that America's leaders and citizens have increasingly resorted to extremist rhetoric, abandoning civil debate and discourse for name-calling, and provocative actions. We must reverse that trend, he says, if we are to continue to earn the respect of each other and the nations around the world.

"Civilization requires civility," Leach says. "Words matter. Little is more important for the world's leading democracy in this change-intensive century than establishing an ethos of thoughtfulness and decency of expression in the public square."

Leach began his four-year term as NEH chairman in August 2009 after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years. As a congressman representing southeastern Iowa, he chaired the Banking and Financial Services Committee, the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. He also founded and co-chaired the Congressional Humanities Caucus.

Please visit gahc.org or call 563-322-8844 for more information. The Galvin Fine Arts Center is located at 518 W Locust St. in Davenport.

This event is sponsored by the German American Heritage Center, Quad City Times, St. Ambrose University, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.

 
Quad Cities Festival Season Kicks into Gear PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Local Events
Written by QC Convention & Visitors Bureau   
Monday, 04 June 2012 14:14
CVB Banner
Kicking Off Summer Festival Fun Fri, Jun 8 - Sat, Jun 9

The spirit of New Orleans comes up the Mississippi River this summer when The Downtown Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District presents Gumbo Ya Ya - Mardi Gras in The District on June 8-9. Enjoy Cajun food, Zydeco and Cajun music on two stages, bead tosses, and a French Quarter marketplace.  Gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Bring On the Bikes for Dad Wed, Jun 13 - Sun, Jun 17

Hop on your hog for Mississippi River Motorcycle Rally at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust Street in Davenport, Iowa, from June 13-16, for the largest gathering of motorcycles in the Midwest. Enjoy powerhouse bands, vendor booths, sportbike stunt show, and motorcycle races. General gate admission is $10.00 per person or $5.00 for motorcyclists who ride in.

Join the thousands of other bicycle riders for Ride the River on Sunday, June 17. This is the 27th year for the annual Father’s Day tradition of biking through the Quad Cities. View the Mississippi River from both Quad Cities shorelines on the Illinois and Iowa side from the seat of your bicycle during this festive event that the entire family can enjoy. Register in advance online!

Enjoy more bands at the Hillcrest Music Fest on June 15-17, with country music on Friday and rock bands on Saturday. On Friday, the music starts at 5 p.m. and the bands include Wild Oatz, Dirt Road Rockers, Slough Buoys, and the Dani Lynn Howe Band. On Saturday, the music starts at 12 noon and the bands include Saints & Sinners, Wicked Liz & The Bellyswirls, Meet the Press, Dani Lynn Howe Band, and The Jimmy Van Zant Band. General admission for both days with free tent camping is $40.00 in advance, and $50.00 at the gate. On Sunday, there will be a Father’s Day golf outing. Hillcrest Resort is located at 16260 East 350th Street in Orion, IL.

The Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf treats dads to some great BBQ during their Father's Day Grill Out & BBQ Showdown on Saturday, June 15th at 6:30 p.m. Help determine which BBQ Sauce is the best and enjoy music provided by The Premium Sellouts. Tickets are $20.

Experiencing Quad Cities Heritage in One Weekend Sat, Jun 23 - Sun, Jun 24

On Sunday, June 24, the Deere homes’ gardens are in bloom and everyone is invited to Blossoms at Butterworth to see them in their glory. From 12-5 p.m., visitors can enjoy the splendor of Butterworth Center’s impressive gardens with living history volunteers, old-fashioned music, games of the 1800s, jugglers, kid’s activities, antique auto show located at the Deere-Wiman House, food vendors, free guided trolley tours through Overlook historic neighborhood, and festivities on the Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman lawn.

The Juneteenth festival honors June 19, 1865, when the last American slaves were freed. This year’s Juneteenth celebration will take place on Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in LeClaire Park in downtown Davenport, Iowa. After the opening ceremonies, this family event has activities for children and adults, educational programs, and entertainment scheduled throughout the day.

Bishop Hill's Midsommar Music Festival is Saturday, June 23, with a strong line-up of musical performers. Highlights of this free all-day event in Bishop Hill, Illinois, include Main Stage performances, Music Workshops; Open jamming, a Swedish Maypole celebration at 4 p.m. and Old-Fashioned Barn Dance at the Colony School at 7 p.m.

Hawkeye Herman will be the headline act at its third annual Jewish Feast-ival on Sunday, June 24, at the Tri-City Jewish Center, 2715 30th Street in Rock Island, Ill. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with Hawkeye Herman performing twice during the day. The Jewish Feast-ival also features outstanding traditional food, live entertainment, an arts bazaar, family activities, cultural exploration, and a Mah Jongg Marathon. Admission is $2.00 with children under the age of 12 admitted free.

Bring On the Blues Fri, Jun 29 - Sun, Jul 1

The annual Mississippi Valley Blues Festival celebrates its 27th annual festival on June 29-July 1 with an all-star line-up of blues legends and up-and-coming stars.  More than 10,000 festival enthusiasts are expected to partake in the three days of fun, food, and great music on the banks of the Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa.  The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival is considered one of the top five blues festivals in this country and one of the top twenty in the world.

 
<< Start < Prev 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 Next > End >>

Page 244 of 325