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Genesis SPARC, Quad-Cities Brain Injury Support Group Host Trivia Night PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Craig Cooper   
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 09:32
DAVENPORT, Iowa – Jan. 5, 2012 -- If you know actress June Haver was born in Rock Island and was married to Fred MacMurray, there is a place at the table for you at the Trivia Night sponsored jointly by The Genesis Stroke Prevention and Recovery Center (SPARC) and The Quad-Cities Brain Injury Support  Group.

The two groups supporting brain injury patients will host the Trivia Night on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Knights of Columbus, 1111 West 35th Street, Davenport. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the game starting at 7 p.m.

Cost is $10 per person. There is a maximum of eight players per team. There will be cash prizes for the first two teams. To register your team, call (563) 421-3491 or email Alicia Owens at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 1/5 - 1/11 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport   
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 09:29
We had a blast celebrating New Year's Eve downtown, and we're excited to welcome 2012 with open arms!  The Adler is kicking January off with the Central High School Show Choir Dinner Theater on Saturday.  Grab tickets at the Adler for next week's performance by Mike Epps & Friends, too.

POsters Time is running out to see the inspiring Turn of the Century Posters Exhibit at the Figge Art Museum, and the College Invitational Exhibit is closing on Sunday, as well.  You can also enjoy a special guided tour of the UIMA collection on Sunday, so make sure you plan to relax and learn a little at the Figge this weekend.

From a speed skating competition to kids activities, there's something for the whole family during the Winter Celebration at River's Edge on Sunday.  This FREE event might be a great way to follow up your visit to the Figge! 

Construction is progressing on the the first two components of the Food Hub!  Read this QC-Times article and learn more about the upcoming Fresh Deli by Nostalgia Farms and Front Street Brewery expansion.  Remember to stop by the Freight House Farmers Market on Saturday, too. 

The White Rose Exhibit opens Saturday at the GeWhite Rose 2rman American Heritage Center.  This national exhibit explores one of of Germany's most famous civilian resistance groups; don't miss your chance to see it while it's in the QC.

There are plenty of free performances at River Music Experience this week including shows by Retro Ron, River Prairie Minstrels, Mike Cochrane, Steve Couch, and Nick Vasquez.  An all-ages show featuring E11Eventh Hour is only $5, and of course, you can always strut your own stuff during Open Mic Night.

Lee Blackmon and Andy Harris are providing even more free music at R CityRhythm City, and if you plan on watching the NFL playoffs this weekend, bring your buddies downtown and enjoy the game at one of our bars and pubs

Stay tuned for more details next week on the upcoming Boat & Vacation Show and RME's Winter Wine Experience!

See you downtown!

 

 
MAURICE SENDAK BOOK DISCUSSION AT MOLINE PUBLIC LIBRARY PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Christiansen   
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 08:52

A book discussion featuring picture books by renowned children’s illustrator and author Maurice Sendak will take place Wednesday, February 1st, 7:00 p.m. at the Moline Public Library.   Aimed at adult readers, this book discussion will explore the artwork, stories, and common themes among  three of Sendak’s most beloved titles: Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, and Outside Over There.  Registration is required for the discussion.  To register and obtain copies of the books, visit the Moline Public Library at 3210 - 41st Street, Moline or call 309-524-2470.

The book discussion is presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibit In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak, on display December 28th, 2011 through February 24th, 2012.  In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak was organized by the Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, and developed by Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, and the American Library       Association Public Programs Office. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life.

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LET THE WILD RUMPUS START! AT THE MOLINE PUBLIC LIBRARY PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Christiansen   
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 15:49

The Moline Public Library invites Wild Things of all ages to attend Let the Wild Rumpus Start!, Saturday, January 14th at 2:00 p.m.  Attendees will be able to meet Max and a Wild Thing from Maurice Sendak’s beloved book Where the Wild Things Are.  Crafts, activities and refreshments will be available.  No registration is required for this free program, which is sponsored by Friends of the Moline Public Library.  For more information, visit the Moline Public Library at 3210 - 41st Street, Moline or call 309-524-2480.

Let the Wild Rumpus Start! is presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibit In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak, on display December 28th, 2011 through February 24th, 2012.  In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak was organized by the Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, and developed by Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life. 

 

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Author Sharon R. Holub Book Signing Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Terry Cordingley   
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 15:49

Author Sharon R. Holub Book Signing Event

WHEN: 01-14-2012

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Barnes & Noble, Northpark Mall, 320 W Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA 52806

WHAT: Sharon R. Holub, a resident of Davenport, IA, will be available to sign copies of her Children's book, Adventures of the Big Green Van.

When Shayla Christine and Christy Lee want to visit faraway places with their grandfather, they enlist the help of the big green van. With a little magic and a lot of love, the girls begin a journey to see the world with their grandfather in Adventures of the Big Green Van.

 
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