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Young Entrepreneur's Market Is This Saturday! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elly Gerdts   
Friday, 08 June 2012 11:57

The Family Museum Offers a Place for Buyers and Sellers to Meet

Bettendorf — Closets filled with toys and games. Beds hiding sports equipment and puzzles. Kids acquire mountains of stuff through the years, and the Family Museum offers a perfect place to sell these under-used and forgotten items: the annual Young Entrepreneur’s Market. This year the Market will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 8:30-11:30 AM. It’s free to shop, but sellers must be pre-paid and pre-registered by Wednesday, June 6.

This event is designed to teach young entrepreneurs about sales, marketing, and merchandising. Participants are welcome to sell their artwork, crafts, toys, sports equipment, clothing, costumes, or any other gently used items at this popular “garage” sale. This is a great opportunity for kids to clean out their toy boxes, empty their closets, and sell the things they no longer play with or have outgrown. It’s also a great venue for kids to sell crafts, artwork, and other handmade items.

The Young Entrepreneur’s Market is open to all youth ages 5-14. Sellers must be accompanied by an adult. Each parking space is $10. Participants must be pre-registered by Wednesday, June 6 to attend. For more information or to reserve a space, call Julie Klein at (563) 344-4170.

Quad Cities Cruisers Open Run XXX Car Show for Charity Saturday June 9, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John Bain   
Friday, 08 June 2012 11:34
The Quad Cities Cruisers, the Premiere Local Car Enthusiast Club, will celebrate their 30th Year in a row of hosting their annual Open Run Car Show for Charity.  This year's event is at the JC Penney Parking Lot of South Park Mall, Moline, IL, from 4p-9p.  This year's charities that the Quad Cities Cruisers are working for are:  ARROWHEAD RANCH, VIET NAM VETERANS Chapter 299, and QC CRIMESTOPPERS.

Come see hundreds of classic cars, hot rods and specialty vehicles at this event!!!  There will be a lot of Vendors as well!

Admission for spectators is FREE.

The Entry Fee per Car is $15.00.  This is a participant judged event.  The TOP 100 Vote getters will receive a special QUAD CITIES CRUISERS OPEN RUN XXX Commemorative Plaque.

Dave Palmer of 3D SOUND will be providing the night's music spanning decades of great tunes!

There will be a chance for spectators to vote for their favorite car in the "People's Choice" Category.

The Quad Cities Cruisers is close to 90 Household Members Strong!  The Quad Cities Cruisers originated in 1981.  Over the past 31 years the Quad Cities Cruisers have donated thousands upon thousands of dollars to worthwhile and deserving local charities.

For more information contact:

John Bain, President (563)505-6965
Paul Klauer, Car Show Chairman (563) 508-6211

The Quad Cities Cruisers thank you in advance for your continued support in helping make the community aware of our event.

Our Club Event Telephone line - 563-355-0036

Our Club Website- www.quadcitiescruisers.org

10 Winners Announced at White House Youth Summit, Featured in Jon Bon Jovi Video June 4, 2012 (Washington, DC) - Jasmine Babers of Rock Island, IL, is a winner of the SparkOpportunity Challenge, an innovative "crowdsourcing" competition that asked young PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Friday, 08 June 2012 11:30
MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is holding a series of events with the title character from “Martha Speaks” to help raise awareness and education on Pet Care. Martha will be at all events for a meet and greet, plus there will be children’s activities and tours of the shelters.

Martha will appear at the following locations:

Monday, June 18
1:00 to 2:30 pm
Rock Island County Animal Care and Control
4001 78th Avenue, Moline, IL

Tuesday, June 19
10:00 to 11:30 am
Moline Public Library
3210 41st Street, Moline, IL

Thursday, June 21
2:00 to 3:30 pm
Humane Society of Scott County
2802 West Central Park Ave, Davenport, IA

Friday, June 22
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Geneseo Public Library
805 N. Chicago Street
Geneseo, IL

Kids will receive a free “Martha Speaks” book when they donate one of the following products to help keep our local shelters clean and safe:

Cat Litter
HE Laundry Detergent
Antibacterial Hand and Dish Soap
Paper Towels.

WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University located in Moline, Illinois.

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Written by Steve   
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:46

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Male Giraffe Calf Born at Niabi Zoo PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marc Heinzman   
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 14:50

Coal Valley, IL– June 2, 2012 – Niabi Zoo is extremely happy to announce the birth of its second male giraffe calf on Friday, June 1, at 2:59 am. This is the fourth giraffe born at Niabi Zoo since 2007.

The baby giraffe, which has not yet been named, was born to Twiga, Niabi Zoo’s 6 year old female. This is Twiga’s second baby. Zuri, a female, was born in April of 2010. The father is Kenya, a 6 year old male. The baby weighed 152 pounds and stands about 6 feet tall.

“Twiga and her new son are doing very well,” says Interim Zoo Director Marc Heinzman. “We’re all very excited to have our fourth giraffe born here in only five years. We had been waiting for a long time for Twiga to have her baby, so it’s great to have him here finally.”

Twiga and her son will be kept off display for a few days to allow the two giraffes time to bond in a quiet setting. Later this week she will be out for public viewing.

The giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis, is the world’s tallest mammal. Average height for an adult giraffe is 14-19 feet and the average weight is 1,800 – 3,000 pounds. They are herbivores, using their 18 inch tongues to help pull leaves from the branches of tall trees. Although their necks are unusually long, they have only seven neck vertebrae, just like humans.

After a gestation of approximately 14 months, giraffes give birth standing up. The calf drops five to six feet to the ground. This fall helps the calf take its first breath. Calves can stand usually within a few hours and run with their mothers within ten hours. Six feet tall a birth, calves normally weigh 100 – 150 pounds and can grow as much as one inch per day.


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