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Parks and Recreation June 2011 Newsletter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ron Summers   
Monday, 06 June 2011 14:51


For all June 2011 events, go online at www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/parks to register or call 326-7812 for more information.  Look this month to sign up for our summer session of classes, camps and special events.  Summer session begins June 13th.  Camps run throughout the entire summer! Please check our website for classes on performing arts, sports leagues, volleyball camps and clinics, Japanese, tumbling, martial arts, adaptive and inclusive programs and more!


  • Various camps run beginning May 31st-Aug 12th: whether your interest is sports, drama, dance, nature, or just having fun-we have a camp for you!


  • Summer Basketball Jamboree for Reece Morgan Basketball League- Sat June 4th 1:00pm-4:00pm- Free Centennial Park Basketball Courts ($10.00 for league participation, prefer pre-registration ages 11-14 but all members welcome to Jamboree)


  • Wheelchair Softball Clinic-Mon June 6th 5-6:30pm, FREE, Modern Woodman Parking Lot


  • My Little Wheelbarrow Program begins June 8th-July 20th -Every Wed 10-11:00am at Vander Veer Botanical Park Playground.  Free for ages 2-6years. (parents/Guardian need to accompany children.)


  • Cream of the Crop Tour-Tuftee's Garden- Sat. June 11th 10-12 Farm Site. Fee 15.00 Come visit a family owned site.  Tour the garden, specialty culinary herbs and learn tricks to stunning containers of all types.


  • Summer Class Session Begins June 13th-REGISTER NOW-classes filling up quickly; Japanese, Clowning, Theatre, Dance, Yoga, Tae Kwon Do, Tumbling, Zumba, and more!


  • JUNETEENTH! Sat June 18th 10am-9:00pm (Kid's activities 10-5:00pm)Come celebrate at LeClaire Park the real end of slavery in our country!  Cultural performances, games, activities, and celebration.


  • Kindernature: Slithering Snakes Tues June 21st 10-11am at Vander Veer Botanical Park Conservatory.  Cost 6.00, parent attends with child.


  • Performing Arts Camp 1: Ancient Greece Mon-Fri June 20-24th 150.00 for ages 6-13, 8:30-4:30 (early/late available for extra charge) at Junior Theatre.


  • Special Olympics Unified Golf Tournament Sat June 25th 9:00am-2:00PM at Red Hawk Golf Course-free, t-shirts, lunch and prizes to those who participate.


  • All Aquatic Complexes will be open

River's Edge- Located at 700 W. River Drive (Across from Modern Woodmen Park)

·         Stanley Cup Showing: We will show the NHL Final showdown right here at the Rivers Edge on a MONSTER Screen. Bring the family, lawn chairs and your favorite teams gear.

·         Women's USA World Cup Showing:  Games starting June 28th!! The games are also showing on the Giant screen so come support the USA!

·         Rivers Edge Community Flea Market: On June 25th from 9am until 4pm. Admission is FREE, Vendors keep 100% of their proceeds!! A table section is only $25 for vendors. Please call asap to get your spot as a vendor.

·         Volleyball "Grass" Tournament June 11th. Coed Sixes play round robin and into a championship bracket. Games start at 3pm.

·         River Bandit Al1-start days June 20 and 21.

·         The turf is for rent anytime available, and is open to a variety of activities including baseball, volleyball, badminton, Lacrosse and more. Give us a call today.

·         Zumba continues on the Turf every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 6pm!




· PowerPlayGolf Tournament at Red Hawk Golf and Learning Center - This PowerPlayGolf event will be held on Saturday June 11th, from 1 to 4pm at Red hawk Golf Corse for anyone age 8 and up! Participants may pre-register online, at Vander Veer Park, or at the River's Edge for $25.Pre-registrants will receive a gift certificate to Red Hawk Golf Course ($50 value), and 5 lead points towards event prizes! On site registration will also be available, but they won't receive the lead points. For more information at www.powerplay-golf.com.


·Family Friday Nights at Red Hawk Golf and Learning Center - Start a new activity this summer fit for the whole family. (Must be 8 years of age to use the Driving Range Area) Golf clubs sets are available upon request. Age - Children K and up accompanied by an adult. $10 - per family of Four, $2 each additional person, 6pm - 9pm June 3d - Aug 5th (10 Fridays)


Price includes:


- Unlimited Use of Short Course (Par 3 course)


- Medium Bucket of range balls - one per family


- Putting Green Activities - putting course etc.


- Clubhouse Host with Pizza and Beverage provided. 7:30-9pm



· Golf Gift Cards - great for Fathers Day or any occasion, are always available at Davenport golf shops, Parks and Recreation desk at Rivers Edge, and now at Vander Veer Park Store.


· Visit www.golfdavenport.com for the 2011 Golf fees, latest updates and information.

Mississippi Valley Fair Fun Cards now on sale PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Phil Roberts   
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 13:29

Davenport, Iowa (May 25, 2011) -- Take a stellar lineup of grandstand acts and a variety of free grounds shows and attractions. Add the Evans United Shows Carnival, commercial and craft displays, some great fair food and lots of livestock shows. And you’ve got the recipe for the 92nd Great Mississippi Valley Fair, being held here Aug. 2-7, at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St.

Fun Cards -- good for daily admission to the grounds and all grandstand shows -- are now for sale at Hy-Vee stores and the fair office. They are $40 each through July 6, then the price goes to $45.

For those without Fun Cards, grounds admission is $10 at the gate for adults and $3 for children 4-12. Children 3 and under are free.

Entertaining in the grandstand this year at the Great Fair are Joe Nichols on Tuesday, Blake Shelton on Wednesday, Darius Rucker on Thursday, the Steve Miller Band on Friday, the Charlie Daniels Band on Saturday and Miranda Lambert on Sunday. All shows begin at 8 p.m., and admission is by Fun Card only. Those 3 and under, however, are admitted free.

Grounds shows and attractions, as always, include some perennial favorites and some newcomers. Fair manager Bob Fox, who books the acts, keeps a close eye on them and doesn’t let any one get stale with fair-goers.

In no particular order, the 2011 shows and attractions include the Caboodlestoppers, the Giant Ejector Seat, The Diamonds, Gym Bob’s Jamboree with Mike Porter, a diving show, Robinson’s Racing Pigs, Kachunga and the Alligator Show, professional break dancers, Frisco’s Elephants and Petting Zoo, Todd the Stilt Walker, Michelle’s Magic Poodles, a woodcarver, the National Belgian Horse Show, Great Cats, Granpa Cratchet and Dallas, the Fire Guy.

For more information, go to www.mvfair.com or phone (563) 326-5338.


The Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild press release PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Colleen Sibthorp   
Thursday, 26 May 2011 07:27
June 7th at 1 PM & 7 PM: The Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild features Janette Dwyer, with her trunk show & lecture on “The Grand Ladies of Quilting…and a Gent”.  Janette is a Professional Quilt Appraiser and a former local Quilt shop owner.  She will be doing Quilt Appraisals between programs.  Spaces are limited.  Sign up sheet will be on the program table.

The Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild, organized in 1983, to educate and encourage members in the quilting arts, and to stimulate interest in quilting in the local community.  Guild meetings are the first Tuesday of the month, at 1 PM and 7 PM, at the First Congregational Church, Moline, IL.  Current membership of 350, and is open to anyone who is interested.  Meetings consist of a business meeting, local, regional or national teachers, and a show-and-tell of projects completed by our members.  

The quilt guild participates in many community charity activities by donating time and quilts to organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Family Resources, Crisis Pregnancy and Lutheran Social Services. The guild provides community educational demonstrations at local venues, with a biennial quilt show, held at the Mississippi Valley Fair Ground.  

For more information about the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild, visit our website at mvqg.org.

Independent Scholars' Evening PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 12:39
Due to requests from our co-learners at the ISE, we are continuing through the summer this year, or at least throught the next month till demand stays.  Past custom has been to close for the summer by the middle of  May to reopen in the middle of  Septemeber. This year we are responding to requests to continue ISE.
This summer we will be making entires in the manuscript kept at the Institute. This hand written manuscript is titled: "  Life on the Mississippi: The New Mellinium"  and is about what life is along the Mississpi living in historic river towns along the Mississippi.
All entries are open to the public and hand written with archieval pens provided by the Institute.
Come in and write your memory.
you are leaving a peice of  you that will continue to be handed down generation to generation, long after we are no longer here.
its a peice of  history...
in the making...
Continued  discussions on the presentation by Michael Rosenthal will be held. This discussion is also continuing online on LinkedIn under QC Independent Scholars group discussion. Please join in.
Everyones input is vital and valuable for us all.
Independent Scholars' Evenings are free and open to the public.
Second Floor ofn the Moline Club.
7.00p.m doors open at 6.30pm.
light refreshments and wine are served.
The Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at state and federal level organisation according to US.
The Institute was incorporated in 1996.

Author Donna Mander-Fiser Book Signing Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Fisher   
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 11:18

WHEN: 6-4-11

TIME: 1 - 3 p.m.

WHERE: Cool Beanz Coffee House, 1325 30th St., Rock Island, IL 61201

WHAT: Fiser, a resident of Milan, IL, will be available to sign copies of her Inspirational Memoir, Waiting for Pete to Go Home.

The first time I saw Pete, I thought he looked like a total fool. I was seventeen years old, out of high school, and working at my first job in Springfield, Illinois. Pete was a twenty-year-old college student, and he was thrashing about without any rhythm. It was obvious that he thought he was pretty cool. He was a total turn-off, but little did I know...we would fall in love. While Waiting for Pete to go Home, Donna Mander-Fiser experienced over a year of doubt and frustration. She treaded lonely and unfamiliar waters while caring for her husband in his dying days. She could never have imagined the unresponsive reaction of some friends and the fear of feeling single again. After Pete's death, Donna took comfort in memories of the life she and Pete shared by reminiscing about wedding anniversaries, family traditions, and Pete's fantastically told stories. Join first-time author Donna Mander-Fiser as she learns how to cope with illness, losing a loved one, and finally regaining her own life.

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