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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 3/22 - 3/28 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Thursday, 19 April 2012 15:40
Hello!
Downtown Davenport is busy, as usual!  Visitors and locals alike will be pouring in this weekend for the Star Systems National Talent Dance Competition and The Next Big Thing event at the Adler. The Next Big Thing is a FREE program designed to inspire our youth and we'd like to thank Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, the City of Davenport, and Davenport Community Schools for hosting it.

 

QC Rollers Relay for Life takes over the RiverCenter's Great Hall on Friday!  Participate to help save lives and do your part for the fight against cancer   Those of you who love roller derby should snag tickets to see the QC Rollers battle with Rockford Saturday night at the RiverCenter, too!

 

Rolling Stone magazine has called Johnny Winter one of the greatest guitar players of all time, and Winter will perform tonight at River Music Experience to a sold-out crowd!  For those looking for a more local flavor, check out Mandolin Junction, the Sudlow Jam Session, and the North Scott Jazz Combo.

 

Band of Heathens With a resume including Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and SXSW, The Band of Heathens are yet another can't-miss show at RME this week.  We highly recommend this gig!  Don't forget to bring the family down for Kidz Days, and consider attending shows with the Tommy Gallagher Band, SWAG Fest 2.0, Patio & Orangadang,and The Foot.

 

Thursdays at the Figge kicks of the week for the museum tonight!  The Corn Zone exhibit opens Saturday, and don't let the kids miss Fins and Feathers before it finishes its run on Sunday.  Get your creative juices flowing at the Abstract Pastel Workshop, and check out the Brand Boeshaar Scholorship Reception, too.

 

Seth Bradley takes the stage at Kilkenny's tonight to keep the live music rolling, and local favorites Just Chords will play the same venue on Friday and Saturday.  Rhythm City Casino hosts Jordan Danielsen on play Friday and Saturday night, too.

 

Brady Street PubWine Down Fridays is a great way to end the work week at Brady Street Pub from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m, and stick around to see The Movers and Shakers and The Harris Collection. later that evening.  Brady Street Pub is also a great place to catch UFC 145 on Saturday night.

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: April 19 - April 25


Thursday, April 19

 

$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

 

Class: Japanese Flower Arranging

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Price: $55/members; $65/non-members

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Jazz Jam with the North Scott Jazz Combo

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Johnny Winter

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $30 advance; $35 day of show

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music - Seth Bradley

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Mike Cochrane

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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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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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, April 20

Beginning Spanish
Where: Scott Community College - Urban Campus (306 W. River Drive)

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $75 (plus text)

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

 

Jordan Danielsen

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Kilkenny's Live Music - Just Chords

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Mo

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Music - Movers and Shakers & The Harris Collection

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Patio and Orangadang

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 9:00 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

 

Red Eye Breakfast

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: $4.99

Website

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Relay for Life of Scott County

Where: RiverCenter, Great Hall

Time: Noon - 11:00 p.m.

Price: Donation

Website

 

Star Systems National Talent Dance Competition

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: All Day

Price: N/A

Website

 

Sudlow Jam Session

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Tommy Gallagher Band

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

Wine Down Friday's

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: $4 Glasses of Wine

Website

 

Saturday, April 21

 

Brewery Tours
Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Educator's Workshop: Teaching Modern Germany

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Exhibit: Beetle to Benz
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: All Day
Price: Museum Admission ($5), or FREE with membership

Exhibition: Locating Place: Perceptions of Space in 20th Century Photography

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition Opens: Corn Zone

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition Opens: Young Artists at the Figge

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

 

Green Machine Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

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Jordan Danielsen

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Kidz Days at RME Featuring Larry Lockwood

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5 for parent; accompanied children are FREE

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music - Just Chords

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

QC Rollers v. Rockford Rage

Where: RiverCenter, Great Hall

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $10 advance; $12 at the door; $6 Kids 6-12; FREE 5 and under

Website

 

Red Eye Breakfast

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: $4.99

Website

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Star Systems National Talent Dance Competition

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: All Day

Price: N/A

Website

 

Swag Fest 2.0 hosted by Calliko

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 10:00 p.m.

Price: $10 advance; $15 day of show

Website

 

The Foot.

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

UFC 145

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Workshop: Abstract Pastel Workshop

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Price: $40/members; $50/non-members

Website

 

Zither Ensemble

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission, or FREE with membership

Website

 

Sunday, April 22

 

$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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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Exhibition Closes: Fins and Feathers

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

Library Open

Where: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Star Systems National Talent Dance Competition

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: All Day

Price: N/A

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

 

Tour: Museum Tour

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE for members

Website

 

Monday, April 23

 

2 Times Points Plus

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

Website

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Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

 
Occupy Quad Cities - May Day International Workers Rights Rally 05/01/12 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by David VanThournout   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 14:12
On Tuesday, May 1st at 12:00pm Occupy Quad Cities will hold a rally in support of International Workers Day in LeClaire park in Davenport IA

Occupy Quad Cities, in solidarity with global calls for a general strike, will hold an International Workers Day Rally at LeClaire park in Davenport IA on May 1st. All are welcome to join us and demand justice for workers everywhere.

There will be speakers on workers rights after which we will convene the Occupy Quad Cities General Assembly to make decisions regarding our planning of upcoming actions, organizing outreach and the promotion of global calls for workers of the world to join the general strike. All are welcome to attend.

www.occupyquadcities.com

 
Rock Island Library Lines PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rock Island Public Library   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 11:57
Lincoln Program is this Friday!

antique photo of Eddie LincolnJust a reminder that our rescheduled program about the family life of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln is this Friday, April 20, at 2:00 pm in the Rock Island Main Library, Community Room.

Civil War scholar Tom Emery, of Carlinville, IL, will present "Eddie: Lincoln's Forgotten Son," a 45-minute program about the short life of Edward Baker Lincoln.  Emery will cover how the early death of (nearly) four-year-old Eddie had lasting influences on the Lincolns, discusses several Lincoln myths and talks about their life in Springfield, long before the presidency.

 

It is free and open to the public.

 

Spring Cleaning? Save personal papers for our Shred Day!

Shred Day across from 30/31 BranchFour area libraries, including Rock Island, are again working together to offer Community Shred Days as part of Money Smart Week Quad Cities, April 21-28, 2012.

 

To use the service, patrons just pull up and drop their materials in locked bins with bonded staff of Document Destruction Services and Recycling Services of Davenport.  All items will be secured and shredded off-site for confidentiality. No shredding is done onsite. The Rock Island Library Shred Day location is:

  • Saturday, April 28, 2012
  • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street

Help will be available getting materials out of your car, so take advantage of this free once-a-year library program and clean out your old files! No registration requrired.

 

For questions, call 309-732-7303 or email Library Public Relations.

Children of the Holocaust exhibit

Barbara Powers, with artworkRock Island Library is honoring the youngest victims of the Holocaust as part of a community wide remembrance of Anne Frank and the Holocaust.

 

A Tribute to Children of the Holocaust: Portraits that Bridge the Gap Between Then and Now will be on exhibit at the Main Library from April 9 to June 8. The exhibit, and four presentations by Barbara Powers at area schools, are provided through grants from the Scott County Regional Authority and the Rock Island Community Foundation (RICF) to the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.

Celebrate Children's Books

Celebrate children's books and reading with two El Dia events in the Children's Room on Monday, April 30:

 

Storytime Bookcrawl: 10:30 am and a "Booktasting," at 5:30 pm, Children's Room. Both are at the Main LIbrary

Summer will be here soon . . .
books on a plate illustration And your library has all sorts of appetizing summer reading contests and summer events planned for children, teens and adults. Parents can register children now for free five-week art, drama and math workshops by calling the Children's Room at 309-732-7360. Watch for more news on the great menu of events. Reading is soooo delicious!

 

MORE FOR APRIL & MAY

 

OverDrive eBook demos:

  • Monday, April 30, 6:00 pm, Main Library, May 9, 5:30 pm, Southwest Branch; May 18, 2:30 pm, Main Library and May 24, 6:00 pm, Main Library. No registration required - just show up!

Friends of the Rock Island Library May Book Sale - Thursday, May 3, all day, 30/31 Branch.

 

Independent Movie, May 3, "A Call Girl," 6;00 pm, Main LIbrary. Not rated. Content not suitable for all audiences.

 

Digital Camera 101, Tuesday, May 22, 2:00 pm, Main Library. Basics of your point-and-shoot digital camera. Must sign-up, limited registration- call 309-732-7303.

 

Arab-Israeli discussion series, 6:00 pm, May 22 and May 29, Rock Island Library.

 
" The Evolution of the CyberSpace Personality" : April 19th. 2012 I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 09:20
April 19th. 2012
" The Evoution of the Cyberspace Personality. "
General discussion.
Please bring your ideas and contributions to the general discussion .
Independent Scholars' Evenings :
Please attend.  Free and open to the public.
The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.
7.00 p.m
second floor of The Moline Club building . Above the Phoenix.
1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.
309-762-8547 for the Moline Club
309-762-9202 for The Institute.
light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
doors open at 6.30
Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at state and federal level since 1996.

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.

 
Relay For Life Ceremony to Honor Cancer Survivors and Remember Those Lost PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cindy Bruhn   
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 13:32
Davenport, IA – A special Luminaria Ceremony will be held during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Scott County to remember those lost to cancer and honor those who have survived. Luminaria will be lit at the Davenport RiverCenter on April 20  at 9:00 p.m. to represent these individuals.

Anyone desiring to make a luminaria donation may do so by visiting the Scott County Relay For Life® website:  www.relayforlife.org/scottcountyia. Each luminaria is a suggested $10 donation. “Each luminaria represents the life of someone who has battled cancer. It is a beautiful sight when all the bags with candles are illuminated around the track,” said Nina DeMay, volunteer luminaria chair. “The Luminaria Ceremony is a moving way to remember loved ones lost to cancer and to pay tribute to cancer  survivors.”

Relay For Life celebrates people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and provides participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Prior to the Luminaria Ceremony, the Survivors Lap will kick off the 2012, Relay For Life event in Scott County on April 20 at 7:00 p.m. as survivors will circle the track, surrounded by friends and family cheering them on.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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