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21st annual Eagles & Ivories weekend in Muscatine PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Duffy De France   
Monday, 19 January 2015 15:00

On January 23, 24, and 25, Muscatine Arts Council will host the 21st annual Eagles and Ivories Ragtime Festival. This will be a weekend of world-class ragtime and stride, Dixieland jazz, boogie-woogie, spirituals, traditional jazz, and much more. Each evening concert is $15 and afternoon concerts are $10. A three-day concert package is $40. Children under 16 are free. Tickets are available at Flowers on the Avenue and at the door.
Free events include, Friday 9 am Kick-off concert at Sunny Brook, Saturday 9 am Eagle Watch at Pearl City Station, and Saturday 12 noon Silent Movie with live piano at the Art Center.
Ivory and Gold® features Jeff Barnhart, piano, and Anne Barnhart, flute, are praised by the L.A. Jazz Scene as a musical duo that can, “draw out the beauty in the rich melodies and play the music with taste, sensitivity, and a real affection for the idiom.” More on Ivory and Gold can be found at www.ivoryandgold.net. Ragtime Dr. Dave Majchrzak started playing the piano at age 6. Dave graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. Dave plays with Red Lehr's St. Louis Rivermen and Powerhouse Five Traditional Jazz Bands and has been honored with the late Trebor Tichenor's spot in the St. Louis Ragtimers. Dave has appeared at the festival in Sedalia every year since and was named the 2007 Artist in Residence for the Scott Joplin Ragtime Foundation.

Daniel Souvigny, who recently turned fourteen, lives in Hampshire, IL. He loves music and has a passion for ragtime. He has been playing since the age of five and began serious technique training at the age of ten. He is the youngest musician to win first place in the Junior World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing Contest.
Mad Creek Mudcats are a Muscatine group playing music from the 1890-1930 time-period. This includes ragtime, traditional jazz and novelty tunes. They are regulars at Eagles and Ivories. They will play during the Friday evening Soup Supper.
Locust Street Boys from the Quad Cities Dixieland jazz band formed in 1990 as a group from St. Ambrose University. They will play during the Saturday evening Syncopation Supper.
The Weekend Schedule
Friday, January 23, 2015
 9:00 Free Sunnybrook Concert
o Ivory and Gold® with Jeff and Anne Barnhart
 5:00 – 7:00 Soup Supper
o Wesley United Methodist Church, 400 Iowa Avenue
o Music by Mad Creek Mudcats
 7:00 – Concert
o Wesley United Methodist Church, 400 Iowa Avenue
o Music by Ivory and Gold®, Ragtime Dr. Dave Majchrzak, Daniel Souvigny  10:00 After Hours, Francesca Vitale’s, 128 East 2nd Street
Saturday, January 24, 2015
 9:00 – 3:00 Free Eagle Watch
o Pearl City Station, 200 W. River Front (River Front Park)
o Corp of Engineers Park Rangers & Dave Bakke
 12:00 Silent Movies
o Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry Avenue
 2:00 Concert
o Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry Avenue
Music by Ragtime Dr. Dave Majchrzak
 5:00 – 7:00 Syncopation Supper
o Wesley United Methodist Church, 400 Iowa Avenue
o Music by the Locust Street Boys
 7:00 – Concert
o Wesley United Methodist Church , 400 Iowa Avenue
o Music by Ivory and Gold®, Ragtime Dr. Dave Majchrzak, Daniel Souvigny  10:00 After Hours, Francesca Vitale’s, 128 East 2nd Street
Sunday, January 26, 2013
 10:00 – Ragtime, Jazz, Gospel worship service
o Wesley United Methodist Church, 400 Iowa Avenue
 2:00 - Concert
o Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry Avenue
o Music by Ivory and Gold®

 
Bald Eagle presentation and eagle watching tips - this Sunday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cindy Bruhn   
Friday, 16 January 2015 15:22
Sunday, January 18: Learn about the area’s bald eagles at the Medic EMS building, 107 N. Cody Road, LeClaire, Iowa. At 1:30pm, wildlife photographer, Burt Gearhart, will give an all-ages slide presentation and lecture that will reveal many interesting discoveries about Bald Eagles and their everyday lives in Iowa. See eagles diving for fish, eating while flying, flying with icicles on their toes and much more. Learn to distinguish between immature and mature eagles, what they eat, and why they winter in the area. Attendees will learn about this incredible wildlife opportunity to view and photograph the annual winter gathering of Bald Eagles along the Mississippi River north and south of LeClaire.
At the conclusion of the presentation, at approximately 3pm, join Burt at Lock & Dam 14 to view and photograph the Eagles of LeClaire.
Burt’s prints that celebrate Bald Eagles, the Mississippi River, and the historic beauty of LeClaire will also be on display. This program is free and open to the public.
Also that day, The Faithful Pilot Café and Spirits will be open noon-5pm for lunch with a great view of the bald eagles soaring above. Isabel Bloom will have a drawing for a free Eagle sculpture. Bierstube’s Bald Eagle Day special on January 18 is 10% off your bill, excluding alcohol.
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MONDAY: Loebsack to Attend MLK Day Events in Davenport, Iowa City PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Friday, 16 January 2015 15:08

Attend Milestones Area Agency on Aging Blizzard Bags Event

 

WHO              Congressman Dave Loebsack

 

WHAT            Dave will attend the event and help assemble Blizzard Bags for seniors

 

WHERE          Milestones Area Agency on Aging

935 E. 53rd St.

Davenport

 

TIME              9:30am

 

Speak at United Neighbors Martin Luther King Jr. Day Ceremony

 

WHO              Congressman Dave Loebsack

 

WHAT            Dave will speak at the annual event honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

 

WHERE          United Neighbors

808 N. Harrison St.

Davenport

 

TIME              10:30am

 

Attend “Candles of Light” Celebration

 

WHO              Congressman Dave Loebsack

 

WHAT            Dave will attend the inaugural Candles of Light awards ceremony honoring members of the community

 

WHERE          Grant Wood Elementary School

1930 Lakeside Dr.

Iowa City

 

TIME              1:00pm

 

Attend Bethel AME Church MLK Day Community Celebration

 

WHO              Congressman Dave Loebsack

 

WHAT            Dave will attend the annual celebration

 

WHERE          Bethel AME Church

411 S. Governor

Iowa City

 

TIME              2:00pm

 

Attend MLK Day Unity March

 

WHO              Congressman Dave Loebsack

 

WHAT            Dave will participate in the annual march

 

WHERE          Old Capitol

Pentacrest

Iowa City

 

TIME              3:30pm

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 01/16/2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 16 January 2015 13:57

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

 

LeClaire Masonic Snow Lodge #44 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons is the local Masonic Lodge and has existed as such for more than 150 years. 113 S. Cody Road, LeClaire

 

Green Tree Brewery – 309 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire, will be a Small brewery that makes handcrafted beer right on the premises. We will have a quiet atmosphere where people can sit and enjoy a pint or samples of our product. For anyone that would rather try our beers at home, we will offer, single bottles, six packs, and growlers to take out. Recently, we secured a coffee supplier for our beers that are infused with coffee. As my wife and I love coffee, and we will have all the equipment anyway. We will have coffee available for anyone that wants some. Whether it's for someone that doesn't like beer, is the designated driver, or they just love coffee!

LiveFiT With Lupus is a nonprofit organization formed to raise awareness for autoimmune diseases. Our foundation offers nutritional guidance and resources, specialty physician support, health education, and psychological and emotional support to patients and their loved ones. We hold many annual fundraising events in the community to create awareness. Our main event is our Race Event, which is held at The Black Watch in May, featuring a 1 mile, 5k, 10k and half marathon, along with a health fair, kids’ activities, local vendors and live entertainment! www.livefitwithlupus.org

ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Steventon’s, LeClaire.

5:30-6:30 p.m. – Cocktails (Cash Bar) and Silent Auction

6:30 p.m. – Annual Awards

7:00 p.m. – Dinner

8:00 p.m. – Live Auction

6-10 p.m. – Live Music, Keep Off the Grass

RSVP by January 23, 2015 to First Central State Bank, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it $35 per person paid in advance.

Checks payable to:

LeClaire Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 35

LeClaire, IA

If you would like to donate items for the Silent or Live Auctions, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or take your items to First Central State Bank, LeClaire!

 

CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP

It is time to renew your membership for 2015! Membership forms have been mailed out, or you can renew your membership by going to www.leclairechamber.com and pay via Pay Pal. If you did not receive a letter and form by mail, please contact the Chamber at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and they will be immediately sent to you! Deadline - February 1, 2015.

 

CALENDAR

 

January 16th-19th – Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard! Look for the LeClaire specials here: http://www.qcbeatourist.com/#city-LeClaire/alpha Bierstube, Blue Iguana, Steventon’s, Buffalo Bill Museum, and Mississippi River Distilling Co. will have specials that you can enjoy. The Faithful Pilot Café and Spirits will be open Sunday, noon-5pm for lunch. Isabel Bloom will have a drawing for a free Eagle sculpture.

 

January 17th - 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. Call Debbie at 563-349-4403 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a table.

 

January 18th - Bald Eagle Day - Medic EMS Building 107 N. Cody Road. At 1:30pm, wildlife photographer, Burt Gearhart, will give an all-ages slide presentation and lecture that will reveal interesting discoveries about Bald Eagles and their everyday lives in Iowa. At the conclusion of the presentation, attendees may join Burt at Lock & Dam 14 to view and photograph the Eagles of LeClaire. Burt’s prints that celebrate Bald Eagles, the Mississippi River, and the historic beauty of LeClaire will also be on display. This program is free and open to the public.

 

January 18th - Bald Eagle Day Specials - The Faithful Pilot Café and Spirits will be open Sunday, noon-5pm for lunch with a great view of the bald eagles soaring above. Isabel Bloom will have a drawing for a free Eagle sculpture. Bierstube will 10% off purchase, excluding alcohol. Wide River Winery Inn has discounted their guest house - $119 per night in January and February.

 

January 18th – Faithful Pilot - Dress for Success Charity Wine Tasting beginning at Noon bring in a gently used dress for women who need to “dress” up for job interviews and receive $5.00 off a wine tasting of a selection of our wines.  We will also be open until 5:00, and serving lunch.

 

January 20th - Vino Van Gogh at Go Fish 6:00pm. Sign up on line at Vino Van Gogh on or after December 20, 2014.  Featured Artist, Tom Vaccaro. $38 per person - $5 off wine while you paint! We are painting Moonlit Blooms.

 

January 21st – LeClaire Community Library. Come Drive with Me: The Adventures, Perils, and Insights of a Driving Instructor: Bill Mueller has been teaching Driver’s Education for the Mississippi Bend AEA for 10 years. His fun, 30 minute presentation on safe driving will have his audience rolling in the aisles as he shares his entertaining, real-life experiences as a driving instructor while also sharing practical advice for new drivers, or soon-to-be new drivers, and their families.

 

January 22nd - Bunco at the LeClaire Civic Center 10:30am - 12:30pm: $2 to play - bring a dessert to share if you like.

 

January 24th – LeClaire Community Library - Gizmos & Gadgets: eReader and Tablet Workshop 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Want to learn how to download eBooks onto your iPad? Not sure how to use that new Kindle? Area librarians will be answering questions or troubleshoot issues on a variety of devices. No registration or pre-appointments necessary.

 

Sunday, January 25 - Faithful Pilot Wine Tasting 15 wines for $15 and a selection of Chef Robert’s small bites. Call 563-289-4156 for reservations.

 

January 31st, 2015 – LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner – Steventon’s.

(See information above).

 

SAVE THE DATE

 

February 1st - Enjoy the Superbowl at Bierstube! $.50 wings, $7 BierHaus Burgers, $2 16 oz. domestic cans of beer, Gourmet Hot Dog Bar & Fries for $5 during the game.

 

February 6th - First Friday in LeClaire

 

February 10th – Chamber Networking Lunch - Happy Joe’s – noon

 

February 16th – Economic Development Meeting City Hall – 8:00 a.m.

 

February 21st - Scott County Freedom Rock Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser at the Riverview Road House. Proceeds will help provide lights, a sign, maintenance, and paver installation for The Freedom Rock. So dust off your best chili recipe and bring your appetite. A perfect way to warm up and have some fun on a cold winter night!

 

February 22nd - Come celebrate Buffalo Bill's Birthday! noon to 4pm at the Buffalo Bill Museum. Buffalo Bill himself will be there! Free admission.

 

FYI

 

Does your kitchen need an update?  Is your bathroom looking old and tired?  We can help with the design and remodeling to brighten any room in your house!  Give LeClaire Home Improvement and Construction a call at 563-381-7778 for a free in home consultation

 

Riverbend Signworks We receive many questions about vehicle graphics.  So, we assembled some basic information here:  http://riverbendsignworks.com/2014/12/30/a-guide-to-a-good-vehicle-wrap/

It is time again for the River Valley Optimist Club to offer their FREE basketball clinic to children grades 3-6 in the LeClaire/Bettendorf area. The clinic will be held Saturdays beginning January 31, 2015 and ending on March 7, 2015. The sessions are one hour in length and will teach basketball fundamentals while having FUN! Registration is limited so sign-up soon! Please contact Josselyn Smith at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 563-723-1877, or check out the RVOC Facebook page under River Valley Optimist Club for more information. We hope to see you there!

Bierstube has an all-you-can-eat Gourmet Hot Dog Bar served with fries for $5 during the Iowa Men’s Big 10 Conference basketball games: January 13, 17, 20, 24, and 31. Join them for $2 off their award-winning reubens this weekend during “Be A Tourist In Your Own Backyard” weekend; find the coupon here: http://www.qcbeatourist.com/coupon.php?cid=5 And enjoy the Bald Eagle Day special on January 18: 10% off your bill, excluding alcohol. Also check out their gluten-free menu while you are there!

The Crane & Pelican will be featuring a special Sliders & Suds menu on Thursday nights from 5-9pm. Every Thursday night you can come get three gourmet sliders and our hand-cut chips for $10 and three 8 oz. sample pours of our delicious beers for $5. The menu will change monthly with new burgers & beers to try and will be posted on their website at http://craneandpelican.com/ 563-289-8774. Winter hours: In January and February, closed on Sundays & Mondays. Tuesday thru Saturday open 11am-8pm.

Dwellings has new merchandise!

El Rio Spa & Wellness: January Specials: Fitness - Free Trial Fitness Class and Free Consultation with our Fitness Manager. Café - 20% off Salads. Come tour El Rio Spa & Wellness and enter your name in a drawing to win a "Spa Product Package”. Monday-Thursday, 6am-8pm; Friday, 6am-5pm, Saturday, 7:30am-5pm; Sunday, Closed. http://www.elriospa.com

Expressions in Threads has "Man Cave Quilts" on display - everything from Ford Mustangs to Indian motorcycles. Come see the samples and browse their new spring fabrics.

See the new January designs at Isabel Bloom! Stop in to see their Blue Jay (7th in the Series), Goat, and Angel with Roses. Register to win their majestic Eagle sculpture in honor of LeClaire’s Bald Eagle Day, January 18th!  Haven’t shopped Isabel Bloom lately? You won’t believe what you’re missing!

Jones St Java House is open early! Hours are 6am-6pm, Monday-Saturday; 8am-5pm, Sunday. They serve breakfast and lunch on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday – check with them for daily menu! Like them on Facebook (Facebook.com/JonesStJava) for specials and don't forget to pick up your Blend Card for additional coupons and special offers.

Mississippi River Distilling Co. has kicked off the 2015 LeClaire Cocktail Cruise. From January to April, eight different bars and restaurants will have a showcase MRDC cocktail. You can try each one and get your cocktail "passport" stamped for chance to win monthly prizes. Plus, during First Friday, with any bottle sold, get a coupon for a free showcase cocktail! Get your Passport at The Crane & Pelican Café, Sneaky Pete’s Woodfire Grille, Steventon’s, Blue Iguana, 129, The Faithful Pilot Café and Spirits, Bierstube, or River Roadhouse today! www.LeClaireCocktails.com

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

 

First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire We have a Wednesday evening program: Halftime! for kids, 5-11 years old. It's half way through the week - and it's a time of fun for the kids. We meet from 5:30-7pm, every Wednesday there is school, through May 6. We serve dinner, play games, have a lesson and a craft. Have your child join us for a week or two to see what we are doing. We are located across from Bridgeview Elementary School, at 200 South 12th street. For more information, call Pastor Melody at 563-381-7777.

 

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

 

Riverview Apartment for Rent - Downtown LeClaire. One Bedroom. $1250/month. Call 563-940-3742 for more information.

Commercial Property for Sale 510 N. Cody Road. Contact William Robertson (563) 940-1517 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Commercial Property for Sale 613-617 N Cody Road, LeClaire IA 52753. 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.

Commercial Property for Sale Cody Road, LeClaire IA 52753. Description: 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.

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!

January 16-19 – Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard
January 18 - Bald Eagles Day

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

 

CHAMBER NETWORKING EVENTS – EVERYONE WELCOME!

February 10 - Happy Joe’s – Lunch – noon

March 10 - Faithful Pilot - Evening/5:30 -

April 14 –- El Rio – Lunch - noon

 
January 24th: TRIVIA NIGHT AT THE FREIGHT HOUSE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QC Food Hub   
Friday, 16 January 2015 11:38

Saturday, January 24th, 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00)
Davenport Freight House, 421 W. River Dr., Davenport, IA

Join us for a night of entertainment and support QC Food Hub programs!

•$80 per table – 8 players per table
•10 Rounds of 10 Questions Each
•1st place $160 – 2nd place $80

DOOR PRIZES – RAFFLE – GAMES – MORE FUN

Food Available
Refreshments from the Local Market Store
Beer from Front Street Brewery

STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!

*Please no outside beverages allowed

Reserve your table in advance to guarantee a spot!

To register a team or for more information stop in to QCFH Local Market store or call 563-265-2455

 
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