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Upcoming local events Nov 13-15 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 November 2014 14:21

George Jones Tribute

Enjoy a musical journey through the career of country superstar George Jones! Celebrate the Ol' Possum in this all new concert event starring Larry Tobias at Circa '21 in Rock Island on November 13th at 5:45 p.m. and November 14th at 11:45 a.m. Featuring 25 of Jones' greatest songs. www.circa21.com

SouthPark Mall Grand Opening

Join us Thursday, November 13th as we kick off the holiday season with a brand new shopping experience at SouthPark Mall in Moline!  #Rediscover everything you've been missing.  We'll start things off with our ribbon cutting at 10:00 AM and host events throughout the day capped off with The Blenders concert at 6:00 p.m. www.shopsouthparkmall-il.com

Piano Fondue Dueling Pianos

Purchase tickets for this great show at the Gift Shop here at Rhythm City Casino in Davenport.  Just $15. Tickets will go fast. The shows are Friday and Saturday, November 14 & 15 from 7-10 p.m.  You can't help but sing along. www.rhythmcitycasino.com

Evenings at Butterworth

At its best, sport is infused with the beauty of athleticism, skill and talent. Since ancient times, artists have celebrated that beauty in two- and three-dimensional artwork. In the Art of Sport: Paintings and Sculptures of Athletes in Action, an Evenings at Butterworth presentation, Historian Jeff Mishur shows us a different way to look at athletes and athletics.  7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th St., Moline, Ill. No charge for admission; refreshments following. www.butterworthcenter.com

Manny Lopez Big Band

Quad City favorite Manny Lopez and his wonderful 13-piece big band will be performing all your favorites from such legendary artists as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Henry Mancini, and Stan Kenton, just to name a few! This wonderful band includes many musicians from the Quad City area in addition to others from across the Midwest! Come enjoy two hours of the greatest hits from the big band era on Friday, November 14th at The Speakeasy in Rock Island. Doors 5 p.m.; Music 6 p.m. www.circa21.com

Comedian Paul Rodriguez

Live Saturday, November 15th at 8 p.m. at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf is comedian Paul Rodriguez! Longtime comedian Paul Rodriguez has been making audiences laugh all over the world (in Spanish and English) for nearly three decades with his unique brand of humor that is a perfect blend of his Latin heritage, the American dream and his undeniable universal appeal. As an actor and comedian, Paul Rodriguez's multi-faceted career includes starring roles and featured appearances in over 45 films and countless television series and comedy specials. www.theislebettendorf.com

Truce in the Trenches Exhibit

The "Truce in The Trenches: WWI Christmas Truce" holiday exhibit opens on Saturday, November 15th in commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of this historic event in which soldiers on both sides of the trenches laid down their weapons and entered into No Mans Land to celebrate peace with one another. It can be seen at the German American Heritage Center in Davenport through Christmas.  www.gahc.org

 
Metropolitan Community Church Grand Opening and Dedication PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Robb   
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 09:06

Grand Opening Dedication Celebration of their new church building located at 2930 W. Locust Street, Davenport, IA to be held the weekend of November 15 and 16.

DAVENPORT, Iowa, November 3, 2014 –. The community is invited to participate in the MCC QC Sneak Peek Open House on Saturday, November 15 from 2:00 – 6:00pm. Guests will be treated to coffee, punch and desserts as they tour the newly remodeled former Blockbuster building, which is now the home of an inviting social hall and a sanctuary wrapped in the warmth of stained glass windows. As artist Jim Rocker of Glass Illusions in East Moline says, “It’s raining color to nourish our souls.” All of the windows were purchased by members and friends to honor loved ones.

MCC QC was without its own church home for about a year after selling its former property at 3019 N. Harrison. The congregation was blessed to be able to meet for a time at the TriCity Jewish Center in Rock Island, and then at Tanglewood Chapel in Bettendorf. “The remodeling has been quite a challenge, both time-consuming and financially, but it is the result of the efforts of many, many loving hands and we are excited about the possibilities for new ministries and outreach at the new location,” says MCC QC’s pastor of ten years, Rev. Rich Hendricks.

The old Blockbuster Video sign at the location has been repurposed, with the same ticket shape that now has “MCC QC” and the MCC denominational logo on it. “It suits us,” says Hendricks, “because after all, we’re all a little bent, we’re all a little torn, but with God and Jesus’ love we’ve got just the ticket!” The Grand Opening and Dedication Service will take place at 11:00am on Sunday, November 16, and will be presided over by the Rev. Rachelle Brown, Emerging Church Specialist for Metropolitan Community Churches worldwide. Rev. Brown has served as a Pastor at two Chicago-area MCCs and is also the North Central MCC Network Leader. She holds a Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO, a Master of Communications from Missouri State University, and is a current PhD Candidate at Chicago Theological Seminary.

Immediately following the Dedication Celebration, MCC QC will host a spaghetti dinner in their new social hall. Those interested in attending the dinner should RSVP by November 13. For additional information, or to RSVP, please contact Rev. Rich Hendricks at 563-324-8281 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
ECHOES AND REFLECTIONS HOLOCAUST WORKSHOP NOVEMBER 18TH AT NORTH SCOTT JUNIOR HS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Glenn Kass   
Friday, 07 November 2014 14:22

Free event open to the community; registrations due by November 14th

QUAD CITIES IL/IA – Echoes and Reflections, a free Holocaust workshop open to the entire Quad City Area community, will be presented at North Scott Junior High School (502 S. 5th St., Eldridge, IA) on Tuesday, November 18th, 5:30-8:30 PM.

Registrations are required by Friday, November 14th. Contact Chris Green at (563) 570-4741 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .ia.us. The program is designed by the Anti-Defamation League with assistance from the USC Shoah Foundation and Yad Vashem. It is presented locally by the Holocaust Education Committee of the Quad City Area (www.hecqc.org).

Echoes and Reflections (www.echoesandreflections.org) is a multimedia program that provides interested community members and US secondary educators with print and online resources to teach about the Holocaust. Participants receive a complimentary copy of the Echoes and Reflections Teacher’s Resource Guide and educators also review strategies for using the curriculum in academic standards such as the Common Core State Standards.

The Holocaust Education Committee of the Quad City Area (www.hecqc.org) exists to promote a higher awareness of the Holocaust as a unique historical event with universal implications for today.

The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cites (www.jfqc.org) is a non-profit, 501 c (3) Illinois corporation founded in 1980. With other local organizations, JFQC addresses a broad range of needs to include cultural, religious, educational, family welfare, care of the elderly and interfaith relations. The Federation combats hate and anti-Semitism by supporting religious liberty and civil rights for everyone.

The core mission of JFQC is to preserve, protect, enrich and enhance Jewish communal life and the well-being of Jews locally, in Israel and throughout the world. It is a proud member of the Jewish Federations of North America (www.jewishfederations.org). The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jewishfedqc.

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LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 11/07/2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 07 November 2014 11:48

CHAMBER NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 2014! Deadline TODAY, November 7th, 5:00 p.m.!

The December 2014 Chamber Newsletter will soon be in production to be delivered to Every Business and Home within the 52753 zipcode before Thanksgiving! Over 2500 recipients! Advertising rates remain: 1/8 page: $75; ¼ page: $100; ½ page: $125; full page: $250. Just send your ad information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and we will forward it on to House of Print for you. Many of you signed up for each 2014 1/4ly issue and will get your 10% discount and may update your ad for December! Please let us know if you want changes to the ad you ran in September, 2014, or confirm you would like the same ad. No cost assistance in developing an advertisement is available through House of Print. If you would rather work with House of Print directly, send your ad to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and please copy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Chamber Members - Get the word out about your business or events and be ready for the Holidays!!

 

WELCOME NEW MEMBER!

 

Jones Street Java House Located at 204 Jones Street, LeClaire, the Jones Street Java House is a new business owned and operated by the ladies who also own and operate The Shameless Chocoholic, located right next door. Becky Burns and Jen Williams and their staff offer fresh pastries prepared daily, a wide variety of freshly brewed coffees, lattes, teas and more in a warm, casual and inviting atmosphere. Breakfast items and boxed lunches will be available soon! Open early, 7 days per week - 6a.m. Mon-Sat and 7a.m. on Sunday. Meet your friends and neighbors at Jones Street Java House! Facebook.com/JonesStJava - 563-289-1905 Ribbon Cutting - 9a.m. Friday, November 7th.

RIBBON CUTTINGS!

 

November 7th – Jones Street Java House 9:00 a.m. Come help us celebrate the opening of the Java House and enjoy wonderful pastries, coffees, lattes and more! 204 Jones St., LeClaire, right next door to the Shameless Chocoholic!

November 20th – El Rio Spa and Wellness 2 p.m. 1000 Stagecoach Trail - Fitness and Wellness Classes including Yoga, PiYo and Zumba, Spa Services for women and for men, Spa Café.  Come see the beautiful new facilities! www.elriospa.com

 

CALENDAR

 

November 7th – First Friday in LeClaire 5-8p.m.

Mississippi River Distilling Company Food and Spirit Tastings www.mrdistilling.com

Wide River Winery - Serving award winning locally made wines.  www.wideriverwinery.com

Dwellings – Reopen for the Holidays!

Faithful Pilot Cafe – Last night this year for Music by The Matriarchs!
Razzleberries - Booze cake and ukulele drawing!

Restaurants and several shops will be open late!

 

November 7th - Aunt Hattie's Fanciful Emporium New Website Launch! If you are searching for that unique gift, pop culture or looking for the coolest items around, check out Aunt-Hatties.com

 

November 7th, 8th, 9th - Free Automatic Car Wash Weekend! Enright’s LeClaire Superwash, Leclaire Noon-5:00p.m. each day!  This weekend also kicks off our Holiday Token Sale featuring 5 Tokens for $20.  Each Token has a $6.50 value!  Tokens make great gifts and can be purchased with cash, check or credit card. Stop in to get your free carwash and sign up for our weekly drawings.  Take advantage of this sale and stock up for the entire winter!  Sale ends January 4th.

November 7th-16th – Isabel Bloom’s Great Gift Givers Celebration! Receive a free Reindeer ornament with every $50 purchase! Refreshments, daily drawings, grand prize drawings!

 

November 11th - “Coffee and Conversation” Princeton Community Center Free event Veteran’s Day, 8 -10a.m. Board members will welcome all residents of Princeton and surrounding communities to join them for free coffee and good conversation. Princeton Police will give a ten minute report of safety issues in our local community. The Community Center Board encourages everyone to take a few minutes to honor our Veteran’s with your friends and neighbors at the Princeton Community Center “Coffee and Conversation”. The Princeton Community Center, also known as the Boll's Building, was built in 1908 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

November 13th - Quilt Trunk Show at the LeClaire Community Library 6p.m. We are excited to host Pam from Expressions in Thread for a quilt trunk show!

November 15th - Zion Lutheran Church, Princeton - 10th annual Harvest Feast Celebration 4:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Dinner features all homemade menu of beef stew, apple sauce, breads, pies and a variety of desserts and drinks. Cost is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 5 to 10. Children under 4 are free. Silent auction, free wine tasting, live auction at 6 p.m., and children’s activities.

November 15th - Trivia Night at the LeClaire Civic Center Doors open at 6:30pm; Trivia starts at 7pm. 8-person teams; $10 per person. Everyone will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Mulligans are 10 for $10. Each team may bring its own snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks. A "Christmas-themed dinner will be available for purchase starting at 6:30pm (hot turkey sandwich, cheese potatoes and stuffing, cranberry relish, and Christmas cookies). All proceeds will help establish the “Christmas in LeClaire” Benevolent Fund for emergency needs in our community year-round. Reserve your table today at 563-639-4621 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

November 17th – Economic Development Meeting LeClaire City Hall – 8.a.m.

November 19th - Funding your Paycheck in Retirement - Charles Schwab Davenport Branch, 5345 Elmore Avenue #300 Davenport, IA Presented by Eric Johannes CFP - 10 a.m. Reservations online schwab.com/davenport or call 563-275-3663.

November 20th – El Rio Spa and Wellness Ribbon Cutting 2 p.m -1000 Stagecoach Road - Fitness and Wellness Classes including Yoga, PiYo and Zumba, Spa Services for women and for men, Spa Café.  Come see the beautiful new facilities! www.elriospa.com

November 23rd – LIC Christmas Tree Ornament Deadline LeClaire Information Center will have one large Christmas tree again this year. If you would like to provide a Christmas ornament (it can advertise your business), please drop off the ornament and $5 no later than Sunday, November 23rd. The money will be donated to the Emergency Fund that the Christmas in LeClaire committee has established to aid LeClaire residents in need.

November 29th – Small Business Saturday! Shop, Eat, Relax and Enjoy the Day in LeClaire!!! And, take your photo with the new Scott County Freedom Rock on the Levee from 11am-3pm and share it on Social Media - Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook - for a chance to win a goodie basket from LeClaire merchants. Use #leclaireshopsmall. Visit participating stores to drop off your entry. More information to come!

 

SAVE THE DATE

 

December 5th-7th – Christmas in LeClaire!

Friday December 5th

First Friday in LeClaire! Family Fun! Great Dining and Shopping! 5-8p.m.

Crafts, Baked Goods, Silent Auction – LeClaire Civic Center

Basket Weaver & Yarn Spinner Demonstrations – LeClaire Civic Center

Saturday, December 6th

Breakfast with Santa! – Happy Joe’s – 8-10a.m.

Visit Santa! – LeClaire Information Center – 10a.m.-noon

Santa’s Playhouse – LeClaire Medic Building - noon-3p.m.

Crafts, Baked Goods, Silent Auction – LeClaire Civic Center

Free Trolley from Dave and Holly’s to the Bierstube with stops in between!

Santas from Around the World will Stroll the Streets of LeClaire!

Holiday Junk Fest – Kiddie Karrasel - 10am-6pm

Free Family Drop-in Art – Kiddie Karrasel

Wooden Shoe Maker Demonstration – LeClaire Civic Center

Chainsaw Carver Demonstration - LeClaire Civic Center – Carved Items Auctioned at 3p.m.

Kids “Christmas in LeClaire Dollars” - Shop Santa’s Gift Shop! Civic Center Parking Lot – 3-6p.m.
First Saturday in LeClaire - 5-8p.m.

Sunday, December 7th

Crafts, Baked Goods, Silent Auction – LeClaire Civic Center

Free Trolley from the Bierstube to Dave and Holly’s with stops in between!

Santas from Around the World will Stroll the Streets of LeClaire!

Kids “Christmas in LeClaire Dollars” - Shop Santa’s Gift Shop! Civic Center Parking Lot – 12-3p.m.

Rope Maker Demonstration – LeClaire Civic Center

Free Family Drop-in Art – Kiddie Karrasel

Music of QC Flutes Unlimited – Buffalo Bill Museum – 2-3p.m.

For more information, contact Diane at 563-370-3509.

December 17th - Exchange Traded  Funds  Explained - Charles Schwab Davenport Branch, 5345 Elmore Avenue #300 Davenport, IA Presented by Eric Johannes CFP - 10 a.m. Reservations online schwab.com/davenport or call 563-275-3663.

December 24th - Zion Lutheran Church, Princeton - Christmas Eve Service 5:00 p.m.  All are invited to attend.

FYI

 

The Crane & Pelican will be featuring a special Sliders & Suds menu on Thursday nights from 5pm-9pm. Every Thursday night you can come get 3 gourmet sliders and hand-cut chips for $10 and 3 8oz sample pours of our delicious beers for $5.The menu will change monthly and will be posted at www.craneandpelican.com

Aunt Hattie's Fanciful Emporium in downtown LeClaire was one of the Winners of the Locals Love Us Awards in the category of favorite Quad Cities Gift Shops!

Aunt Hattie's will be open until 8PM on Fridays & Saturdays starting Nov. 8, until Dec, 19, 2014. Please follow Aunt Hattie's on FACE BOOK for any changes or updates.

 

Visit the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce website www.leclairechamber.com and see us on Facebook!

If you would like to attend a Chamber Board Meeting in order to present a topic, please contact the Board in advance at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in order to be included an upcoming agenda. Board Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month, 8a.m. at LeClaire City Hall.

SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND

LeClaire Community Library SHIIP Medicare Enrollment Assistance. A representative from SHIIP will be here November 4th and November 18th from 12-3pm to answer any questions community-area seniors may have regarding Open Enrollment for Medicare. SHIIP is a service of the State of Iowa. All services are free, confidential and objective.

First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire Men’s group Saturday at 7:30 am at church; there are donuts, coffee, discussion and Bible Study, plus really great guys! What more could you ask?

LeClaire Information Center Volunteers Needed! Contact Cindy Bruhn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-650-7963 to volunteer.

PROPERTY LISTINGS

Office Space for Lease - Downtown LeClaire - 117 S. Cody Road, LeClaire, Iowa. $655/month. Please call 563-289-1984

Commercial Property for Sale 613-617 N Cody Road, LeClaire IA 52753. Description: 0.64 acres of development land available on Cody Road.  This “ready to build” property is located on a high ground lot with an exceptional view of the river.  Possibility for a dock installation with city inceptives possible.  Land could be developed for multi-family, condo, possible office or mixed use.  For more information, please contact Jeff R. Heuer, NAI Ruhl Commercial Company, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Office: 563-355-4000, Direct: 563-823-5107. Website Link for More Information:  http://www.ruhlcommercial.com/Page/Property.aspx?mls=7030973

Commercial Property for Sale Cody Road, LeClaire IA 52753. Description: Price recently reduced on this great Riverfront Development opportunity located on the main shopping corridor in downtown LeClaire.  Strong market for retail and apartments or condominiums.  Lot totals 0.28 acres (180’ X 70’).  For more information, please contact John G. Ruhl, NAI Ruhl Commercial Company, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Office: 563-355-4000, Direct: 563-823-5126. Website Link for More Information: http://www.ruhlcommercial.com/Page/Property.aspx?mls=7031174

Commercial Property Available Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire, Iowa. Please call: Mike Burke - Mel Foster Co. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Mobile: 563-349-2705, Direct: 563-823-5272

Park Run Apartments/Newbury Living complex - 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Available - 1701 Iowa Drive, LeClaire, Iowa 52753. 1 BR, 2 BR or 3 BR unit. Call (563) 289-5159 more information today!

Do you have Residential or Commercial property available? Please contact the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with a property description, complete contact information including phone numbers and rental or purchase pricing.

LeClaire Events Coming Up!

November 7 – First Friday in LeClaire

December 5 – First Friday in LeClaire

December 5-7 - Christmas in LeClaire

January 31 – LeClaire Chamber Annual Awards Dinner – Steventon’s

Chamber Networking Events – Everyone Welcome!

November 11 - Bier Stube – lunch - noon

December 9 - Subway – lunch - noon

 
Veteran’s Day Celebrations PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathy Horrell   
Friday, 07 November 2014 11:46

CASI Pays Tribute To QCA Veterans With A Swing Dance & Breakfast

 

Davenport, IA – The Center For Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI) will pay tribute to Quad City area veterans with two special events honoring their service and dedication to our country.

The first event is the annual USO Dance, 7-10 pm, on Friday, November 7. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.  The night will feature music from the Big Band Era from the Tony Hamilton Orchestra.  Larry and Diane Breitbach will provide free swing dance lessons at 6:15 pm.  A cash bar and snacks are also available.  This is event is sponsored by CASI and PLUS 60.

On Monday, November 10, CASI and Ridgecrest Village will be hosting "Honoring Our Heroes – Past, Present, & Future.”  Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and a free breakfast will be served starting at 7:45 a.m. to veterans, active duty military, and ROTC.

Bob Morrison of Ridgecrest Village and Honor Flight of the Quad Cities and KWQC-TV6's Gary Metivier will speak at the breakfast. Bob has been the driving force behind the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities working tirelessly to get our Quad City veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honoring their sacrifices. Gary is an award-winning author and journalist most recently publishing "Saluting Grandpa" inspired by a true story, with a forward by NBC's Tom Brokaw, this book is a wonderful celebration of our veterans. Gary will have his book available at the event and proceeds benefit the Honor Flight.

Seating is for Honoring Our Heroes is limited to 150 and reservations are required. The event is free to veterans, active duty military, and ROTC. Call CASI at 563-386-7477 to make a reservation. Tickets for non-military are available for $5.00.

Please join us as we honor and celebrate the heroes that have served our Country.

CASI was established in 1972 and serves the needs of older adults by providing a variety of events and activities focused on health and wellness, social engagement, lifelong learning, and community involvement.  CASI also provides a senior advocacy program to assist older adults, their families, and caregivers in needs assessment and referral for services.  Jane’s Place at CASI is the only adult day services center in Eastern Iowa serving adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia.  Please contact CASI for additional information.

 
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