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Herbert Hoover NHS News Release: Evening Ranger Talks, July PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adam Prato   
Monday, 18 July 2011 13:23
WEST BRANCH, IOWA— National Parks are known for their ranger-led programs
and activities. This summer, rangers at Herbert Hoover National Historic
Site in West Branch, Iowa will offer short 10- to 15-minute talks to
visitors enjoying a summer evening in the park. Come and hear “Historic
Preservation: Why, How, and What?” on Wednesday, July 20 at the Friends
Meetinghouse and “Herbert Hoover’s West Branch” at the intersection of the
Downey and Penn street traces near the Birthplace Cottage on Thursday, July
28. Meet the ranger at 7:00 p.m. on those evenings to hear some things you
may not have known about Herbert Hoover NHS.

On Saturday, July 16 writer M.S. Coe will help kids ages 4 through 6 flex
their poetry muscles through creative movement, drawing, reading, and
writing at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. “Poetry Sprouts” starts
at the visitor center on Saturday, July 16 at 9:30 a.m. and will last about
one hour. If you are interested in attending, please call (319) 643-2541
before July 16. Parents are invited to stay and participate with their
children. M.S. Coe is the Artist-in-Residence at Herbert Hoover NHS until
July 20.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential
Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are
open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. Parking is limited so please
allow extra time to find a parking space. For more information go online to
www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
110 Parkside Drive
PO Box 607
West Branch, Iowa  52358

319 643-2541 phone
319 643-7864 fax
www.nps.gov/heho

Photographs may be available upon request.
Herbert Hoover NHS is on Twitter: @HooverNPS.

 
TICKETS AVAILABLE ON LINE FOR WQPT’S BREW HA HA PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Monday, 18 July 2011 10:21

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – Tickets are now available online at wqpt.org for WQPT’s annual fundraiser, Brew Ha Ha scheduled at LeClaire Park in downtown Davenport on Saturday, September 17TH from 1 to 5 p.m.  Tickets for Brew Ha Ha are $20.00 prior to the event and $25.00 at the gate. A wide variety of ales, pilsners, and porters are available for tasting as well as cheeses provided by Cabot Creamery Cooperative of Vermont.

Musical performances for the 12th annual event will be performed by Wicked Liz and the Bellyswirls and games are back so folks can try their hand at the Beer Bottle Ring Toss and the Golf Ball Stack. Admission to Brew Ha Ha includes an event program, unlimited tasting, and a commemorative tasting glass.            

Brew Ha Ha is a fundraising event to support WQPT, the local public television station serving eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

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THE ZEPPELIN CONNECTION TO THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ruth Reynolds   
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 15:01

The German American Heritage Center will host a program entitled “Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin” at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 24 at the Center. 712 West 2nd Street. Davenport. IA

“Count Ferninand von Zeppelin and His Airships” will be presented by Werner Zarnikow. Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838-1017) first came to the United States in 1863, sent as a war observer of the Northern armies by the King of Baden. He received a permit to pass into the battlefields by President Lincoln after being recommended by then General Carl Schurz. In a few months he was to leave the war zone, explore the American frontier and experience his first balloon. Up, up and away to a new career and a new world. The presentation will also feature a popular song from Zeppelin’s peak career years “Come Take a Trip in My Airship” sung by Barbara Kuttler and accompanied by Mark Prebyl on the vintage German piano.

Werner Zarnikow is a GAHC member and a frequent volunteer in our archives, where he provides language translation assistance. He has been fascinated by Zeppelin’s career since the latter’s flight over Davenport when Zarnikow was a young lad. His collection of Zeppelin’s memorabilia will be on display on the 4th floor of GAHC during July.

Cost: Adults $5.00; Seniors $4.00; Children 5-17 $3.00; Children under 5 and GAHC Members are free.

 
NOTICE OF MEETING Scott County, Iowa and The Bailiff’s Association PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barb McCollom   
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 12:04

Scott County, Iowa will make an opening statement to begin negotiations with The Bailiff’s Association on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. on the 6th floor of the Scott County Administrative Center, at 600 West Fourth Street, Davenport, Iowa.

Questions regarding this meeting may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 326-8740 or 328-4104 ext. 2.

 
Calling ALL Quad City Youths! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks and Recreation   
Friday, 08 July 2011 12:11

Calling ALL youth in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas! Come celebrate with Davenport Parks and Recreation and many partnering organizations at our 19th annual YOUTHFEST!

 

This year we will be holding YOUTHFEST at the Centennial Park Recreation Corridor from 9:00am-2:00pm. Rain location is River's Edge.

 

There will be all types of environmental, cultural and physical activities including an obstacle course, bounce houses, basketball, skateboarding, chalk art, recycled kite making, and youth gardening information.

 

Sponsored by B100, Davenport Noon Optimist Club and Ascentra Credit Union.

 

When: Wednesday, July 13, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where: Centennial Park

Cost: FREE

 
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