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This Week in Downtown Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Thursday, 03 May 2012 14:19
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Burlesque Burlesque Le' Moustache presents Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered this Saturday night at the Adler Theatre!  The American Pickers star was recently featured in a Quad-City Times article, so if you're still not familiar with the increasingly popular world of burlesque and roller derby, check out her Q&A interview.


Venus Envy Quad Cities, a festival and art exhibit celebrating women in the arts, will be held at Bucktown on Saturday! The event features regional female artists and performers in the arts of music, dance, theater, visual arts, performance, and spoken word.  We're thrilled to see this festival getting bigger every year!


Mother's Day Shop for Mom, dine with Mom, and pamper Mom in downtown Davenport this Mother's Day!  Discover specials and events from over a dozen downtown businesses Mom will love.  From the Beaux Arts Fair and spa treatments to luxury hotel rooms, flowers, and fine fine dining, we're certain you'll find something on our website to help make Mother's Day great.


RC Logo Kick off your Cinco De Mayo celebration in the afternoon at Great River Brewery!  Head over the Rhythm City Casino later in the evening to enjoy a mariachi band set by Monumental De Mexico, too!  Barrel House is hosting live music as well by Danika Holmes this evening followed by Just Chords on Friday and Jason Carl on Saturday.


Exhibit Have you checked out the new Sculpting with Fiber Exhibit featuring woven and embroidered textiles the Figge Art Museum yet?  See it tonight and enjoy fun art activities paired with a glass of wine during Wine & ArtThursdays at the Figge will feature a talk titled Women of the World - Girls Learn International, and on Sunday, speaker Dr. Heidi E Kraus will be discussing Paris and the Origins of Impressionism.


Punk and psycho-billy fans will love the Koffin Kats show at the River Music Experience, but if you rather rock out to a fantastic Talking Heads Tribute act, don't miss This Must Be The Band!  If you'd rather have a more relaxing evening, chill out with Ambient Muisq on Friday.


Ambient Live Lunch performances at RME this week include LoJo Russo, Rose 'N Thorns, Keith Soko, and Dave SmithRiver Prairie Minstrels round out the performance this week at RME.  For interactive activities, check out RME Guitar Circle, Acoustic Music Club, and Open Mic Night.


The World Series Trophy is coming to Downtown Davenport!  The River Bandits will be hosting the Cardinals' trophy this weekend at Modern Woodmen Park as they play Peoria in another addition of the Rivertown Showdown Series.


The National Day of Prayer is being celebrated today by the The Quad Cities Prayer Center at the RiverCenter with keynote speaker Fran Riley of KWQC.  The Midwest Furnace Band will play at the event tonight from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Mississippi Hall.


See you downtown!


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JCS Walk-a-thon PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janine A. H. Parr   
Thursday, 03 May 2012 13:43

Jordan Catholic School’s annual walk-a-thon will be held on Friday May 4th from 1:30-3:00pm, with a rain date of May 11th.

Students have been collecting pledge donations with a school goal of $15,000.

Students will begin walking along the route at 1:30 Friday and will commence with Whitey’s popsicles in the Farrell Hall parking lot behind the school building. Children will be dressed in brightly colored walkathon t-shirts courtesy of area business sponsors. This is a great photo op! Thank you for your partnership.

VW Car Show at the GAHC PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Thursday, 03 May 2012 13:27

The German American Heritage Center will be showcasing a Volkswagen Auto Show on Saturday May 12th from 10am until 1pm. Fun for all ages, the show will be held in the parking lot of GAHC at 712 W 2nd St. Davenport, IA!

Brats and sausages will be provided by Bier Stube as visitors enjoy the cars of local collectors and those of the Bi-State Volkswagen Club!

Free admission to the show, regular admission costs for the exhibitions. This show is in conjunction with the exhibit Beetle to Benz and is sponsored in part by Lujacks. Call 563-322-8844 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

Former Davenport resident, Janet (Bargmann) Thompsen co-authors Lovable Linc, the story of a school’s mascot cat. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janet Thompsen   
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 12:24
Janet (Bargmann) Thompsen, who grew up in Davenport and worked in the Davenport Children’s Library, has co-authored a children’s book. It tells the true story of a beloved cat named Linc, that served as the mascot of Lincoln Elementary School in Waterloo, Iowa for seven years. Thompsen and Lori Gross-Maynard wrote the story about the orphaned kitten who was adopted by Lincoln’s staff and impacted the lives of hundreds of students from 1994 to 2001. Doris Webber, a retired para-educator from the school, illustrated the book bringing Linc’s story to life. This tribute to the school’s feline friend will delight children and adults, and keep fond memories alive for cat lovers everywhere.

A book signing will be held May 5 from 12:00-3:00 at the Moline Book Rack 3937 41st Ave. Dr., Moline. Copies of the book are also available at the Bettendorf Book Rack Store.

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Written by Ron Summers   
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 12:15

Davenport, Iowa, May 2, 2012 – This Sunday, May 6 over 200 volunteers will hit selected parks in Davenport to paint, mulch, clean, and pick up trash. The volunteers are from Bettendorf Christian Church and their volunteer effort is called the “Love Project”. Church members of all ages will be out from approximately 9:30am – 2:30pm to work on projects at Credit Island, Garfield Park and Marquette Park in Davenport. The volunteers will provide about 1,000 man hours in donated labor to Davenport Parks and Recreation.

Members of the church will forgo their regular service on Sunday morning for this annual volunteer project. “Church leaders contacted Davenport Parks and Recreation and asked if they could help out this year,” according to Ken Asta, Experience Manager for the department. Church members see the “Love Project” as a way for the church to give service to the Quad City community.

Davenport Parks and Recreation is always looking for other agencies or groups to volunteer for projects. Anyone interested in volunteering should call Ken Asta at 563-326-7859, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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