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Annual Super Sunday Sale - Sunday, February 5th, 12 to 3 p.m. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Sons   
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 13:45
The American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop in Cumberland Square invites you to bargain shop for a cause!  Sunday, February 5th will be our annual super clearance sale EVERYTHING in the store will be half price.  

Mark you calendars and stop in to grab all of the bargains that you can find and be back home long before the big game starts.  We are clearing out the floor to make room for all of the new and beautiful donations that we have recently been receiving.  With the new things that we will be putting out on the floor starting Monday, February 6th the bargains will continue long after the game is over.

The Discovery Shop is an upscale resale shop selling gently used items donated by the community and staffed by over 100 volunteers.  All clothing is cleaned and ironed before it is sold and dry cleaning is donated by Burke’s Dry Cleaners.  Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for cancer research, education, patient services and advocacy.

Donations are accepted anytime the shop is open and a tax receipt is always available.  Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm., Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm., and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Poetry Out Loud Regional Recitation Contest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tracy White   
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 13:37

WHAT: Poetry Out Loud Regional Recitation Contest

WHEN: February, 18th at 4:00 PM

WHERE: Quad City Arts, 1715 - 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL

WHO:   High School Students from United Township, and Orion

Quad City Arts announces a regional contest for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. On Saturday, February 18th at 4:00 pm students from Orion High School and United Township will participate in the Poetry Out Loud regional contest at Quad City Arts. Attendance at this event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. (Snow date will be February 19th at 4:00.)

The winner of this competition will advance to Illinois' State Poetry Out Loud Competition, being held Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield.  The State champion will advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed.

The competition, presented in partnership with the Illinois Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition.  Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is honored to provide travel support for regional and state finals of Poetry Out Loud in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

For further information call Poetry Out Loud Coordinator Tracy White 563-579-7630

Childcare Available During Valentines Day Celebration PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mark McLaughlin   
Monday, 30 January 2012 16:05
Would you and your sweetheart like to enjoy a romantic evening for Valentine’s Day – without having to worry about childcare? The Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) and Scott County Family Y are offering a convenient solution that parents and kids alike are sure to enjoy. The news release below tells more.

The QCSO Valentine's Day celebration will provide a full slate of romantic entertainment. In addition to Quad-Citians, we also anticipate that Midwest couples from quite a distance will be driving in for both the Gala and the Concert.
Please note, the starting time of the QCSO Valentine's Day Gala has been changed from 5 p.m. February 11 to 4:30 p.m. (earlier releases on the event state 5 p.m.).

If you have questions for the Scott County Family Y on childcare during the QCSO Valentine's Day celebration, feel free to contact:
Frank Klipsch IV, Corporate Communications Director at the Scott County Family Y at Phone: (563) 332-0234, Ext. 620 or Cell: (563) 570-0770

New Kingdom Trailriders Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Teresa, NKT   
Monday, 30 January 2012 15:56
New Kingdom Trailriders is a non-profit organization which helps disabled individuals in a therapeutic horseback riding program.  We rely totally on donations and volunteers to keep our program running.  God has been good to us so far because we are in our 28th year of operation.
We are having a fund-raising event at Circa 21 in Rock Island on Thursday, March 22, 2012.  The doors open at 5:45 pm and the dinner/show begins at 6:00 pm.  The price of admission is $25.00 which is half the normal price at Circa 21.  We are hoping that the audience will be moved by our program, and will kindly donate as much as they can to help us through another year at New Kingdom Trailriders. 
Circa is providing their usual "wonderful" buffet and will provide some of the entertainment.  NKT will give a short speech about what we do.  We hope to bring some of our adorable kids on stage who our program has helped physcially, mentally, and socially.

Hilltop Hosts Open House PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Hilltop Campus Village   
Monday, 30 January 2012 15:22

Hilltop Campus Village will hold an open house on February 7th at its new administrative offices located in the Priester Building, 601 Brady Street, Davenport. The event will be 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

The Hilltop Campus Village board of directors and its service committees will discuss the Main Street organization’s past successes and current activities.  Also, the event will help attendees learn more about volunteering and networking with the Hilltop business owners.

Director Scott Tunnicliff said the board hopes neighborhood residents as well as Hilltop businesses will attend. Refreshments will be provided by The Center, Kong’s Thai Bistro, and Donuts & More.

Parking is available east of Brady Street along 6th Street or on the west side of Brady in parking lots adjacent to Vickie Anne Palmer Hall (formerly the Masonic Temple) and the Iowa Correctional Facility.

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