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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 8/29 - 9/4 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 30 August 2013 13:35

 

Noted by The Boston Globe as having "a brave, beautiful singing voice," Maine native Howie Day is sure to impress with inventive melodies during his return to River Music Experience tonight! Tomorrow, wind down at Friday Live at 5 featuring Natty Scratch. Stick around to hear the legendary blues/roots rock sound of River Roots vets The Nighthawks in the Redstone Room, too.   Want to dance? The entire top floor of RME will be full of lasers, vendors, and live music on Saturday for A D Good Time Volume 5.

The end of August is here, which means it's time for another Final Friday! Head to Bucktown Center for the Arts on Friday when Atom Studio + Gallery shows the "Women's Project.  This Final Friday also features a second Wine Walk for those who missed it in July! Receive 5 free wine tastings from the various galleries when you purchase a $10 hand-painted wine glass! Bring along some back-to-school items to donate to children in need, too.
General Assembly Tees Our newest downtown business, General Assembly Tees, will be hosting its grand opening party during Final Friday at Bucktown!  The Parish Festival has even made the long trek back to Davenport from Austin, TX to play some tunes at the event. We're thrilled to have them back in town!   Beyond the fashion presentation by SK models, you can expect "zombies, unicorns, and martinis."  Sounds like fun!
PKIt's PechaKucha Night at the Figge! Have no idea what we're talking about? PechaKucha is super fun, quick, and anyone can sign up to show 20 images, each for 20 seconds, while you talk about your passion of choice. Gain a better understanding of the beautiful, historic buildings right here in Davenport during the Figge's Architectural Walking Tour of Downtown Davenport on Sunday. Or, work on your self-portrait skills during their Pop with Color--Drawing Workshop on Saturday.  While you're there, explore the new Jazz Exhibition that opens on Saturday and plan to attend Project Greenspace next week.
Get your bikes ready this weekend for a ride along the river when Live Uncommon presents a Critical Mass Citizen Ride. Start at the Freight House for a press conference and then ride along the river bike path with local bicyclists. Make sure to register before Friday for this FREE event.   Venture out a little early to shop around the Freight House Farmers Market beforehand, too.
Speaking of events with wheels, the Quad City Rollers are back at the RiverCenter this weekend for a home bout!   A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will even be given to a local charity.    The River Bandits are home this weekend too, so head down to the riverfront if you're in the mood for some late season baseball.
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This Week's Events: August 29 - September 4


Thursday, August 29

$250,000 Cool Chill Giveaway
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: Every Hour Between 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10
Howie Day
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.
Price: $15 in adv., $20 day of show

River's Edge Monthly Turf & Ice Schedule

Discover dozens of sporting events at River's Edge!

Follow the links below to see the complete ice and turf schedule for the month.

Thursdays at the Figge: PechaKucha Night
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

Friday, August 30

$1,500 FREEky Friday Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m

Price: N/A

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Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Bucktown Final Friday: Back To School & Wine Walk
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Family Fun Fridays at GAHC
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $10 (for families up to 5 people)
Friday Live at 5 featuring Natty Scratch sponsored by SSAB
Where: River Music Experience, RME Courtyard
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Jacob Green
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Rose N' Thorns
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Tim Stop
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
River City 6
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
The Nighthawks
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.
Price: $12 in adv., $15 day of show
Saturday, August 31

 

A D Good Time Vol. 5

Where: River Music Experience, Second Floor

Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

 

Bucktown Center for the Arts

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Community Drum Circle

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5/adults, $2.50/children 12 & under

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Price: $10

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Exhibition: Double Expose: Prints of Past and Present

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sun.

Price: Museum Admission or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: American POP Art!

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Beyond the Classroom

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: Colony Interactive

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admisson ($7), or FREE with membership

 

Exhibition: Frank Lloyd Wright: The Bogk House Drawings

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition Opens: Jazz

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Studio1: Pop Art Soup

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: Wisconsin's NAZI Resistance: the Mildred Fish-Harnack Story
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Get in the Green
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Lee Blackmon
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
Live Music: David Maxwell
Where: Freight House Farmers Market
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Just Chords
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Uncommon Press Conference and Critical Mass Citizen Ride
Where: Freight House
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Price: FREE (register by 8/30)

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Beloit Snappers
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up
Quad City Rollers
Where: RiverCenter
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: $10 in adv., $12 at the door

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Tour: No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Workshop: Pop with Color -- Drawing

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $35/member; $45/non-member

Website

 

Sunday, September 1

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Exhibition Closes: Beyond the Classroom
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Beloit Snappers

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: $6 and up

Website

 

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bix Bistro

Where: Blackhawk Hotel

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Price: Adults - $17.95 and Kids - $8.95

Website

 

Sunday Live Jazz: Manny Lopez Trio

Where: Brady St. Chop House

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website


Tour: Architectural Walking Tour of Downtown Davenport
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Monday, September 2

 

Grillin' and Chillin' Lunch Buffet

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Price: $7

Website

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Margaritas and $5 Tacos

Website

 

Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Beloit Snappers

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Price: $6 and up

Website


Tuesday, September 3


Acoustic Music Club
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Blues Cafe
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market
Where: Freight House Building and Parking Lot
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: FREE

 

It's Firkin Tuesday!

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Burger Baskets

Website


Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub


 
Chick-fil-A Hosts Touch-A-Truck at SouthPark Mall PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Aleshia Chiesa   
Friday, 30 August 2013 13:09

Join Chick-fil-A as they bring trucks of all sizes to SouthPark Mall

Who: Are your little ones intrigued by cool trucks? Chick-fil-A invites you and your family to explore the world of trucks at SouthPark Mall on August 31. Enjoy games, food and fun, plus meet the Chick-fil-A Cow!

Get up close and climb inside these trucks of all different sizes including the Moline Fire Department’s fire truck, the semis from 160 Driving Academy, Miller Trucking and Excavating trucks and MORE!

What: For more information on Touch-A-Truck, visit www.shopsouthparkmall-il.com/events, or follow us on Twitter @SouthParkMallIL, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SouthParkMallIL.

When: August 31, 2013 from 11a-2p

Where: SouthPark Mall Parking Lot,  4500 16th Street, Moline, IL 61265

--Photographers and Camera Crews Welcome --

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Broadway Historic District Celebrating 25th Anniversary on Sept. 28 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lindsay Hocker   
Friday, 30 August 2013 12:21
ROCK ISLAND – The Broadway Historic District will mark its 25th anniversary with a free, public celebration on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on 22nd Street in Rock Island between 7th and 9th Avenues.

"It's a chance to celebrate the great success the neighborhood has achieved," said Barb Braun, Broadway Historic District president and planning committee chair. Braun has lived in the Broadway neighborhood for 18 years.

"This event will appeal to all ages. We'll have a variety of activities, plus food and drink and entertainment. History buffs will enjoy the guided walking tour of 22nd Street and the antique cars and tractors on display," Braun said.

Kids' activities will include face painting, boomerang demonstrations, rocket launching, kaleidoscopes, the opportunity to meet a Rock Island police officer, and being able to see adoptable pets from QC Paws.

Four musical groups will entertain attendees: Rose n' Thorns, Lynne Hart Jazz Quartet, Pam and Will Trotter Folk Duo, and The Treble with Men Barbershop Quartet.

About 20 local artists and artisans will display and sell their works at the event. Gendler's Wine & Spirits/Black Ram Restaurant will sell hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza by the slice, and drinks. Kona Ice will sell tropical shaved ice.

A short presentation will happen at 12:50 p.m. on the steps of the Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 700 22nd St.

A partial Great Unveiling will be demonstrated throughout the afternoon at 735 22nd St. Great Unveilings are a signature event for the historic district where siding is removed from a home to reveal the original clapboard.

In conjunction with the event, Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation (GROWTH) will have open houses at two of its homes for sale through GROWTH’s Homebuyer Program in Broadway: 847 22nd Street and 544 23rd Street. The homes will be open to the public from noon to 5 p.m.

A few of the members on the planning committee have lived in Broadway long before it was called Broadway, including Diane Oestreich.

"Broadway was a stable, comfortable neighborhood when we moved here with small children 50 years ago and it remains so today," Oestreich said. "It is one of Rock Island's hidden treasures."

Planning committee member Steve Trainor, who has lived in the neighborhood for 20 years, will have a recording station set up in Karpeles during the event where he will interview anyone about why they enjoy the neighborhood and their Broadway memories.

"We'll give both long-time and new residents a chance to record their memories of their time here," Trainor said. The footage he gathers will be edited into a short DVD that will celebrate the neighborhood so many have called home from the 1800s to today.

This event is open to everyone. Parking will be available on neighborhood streets. For more information, contact Braun at (309) 912-2657 or barb@thecommunicationsolution.us, or visit the Broadway Historic District's website at www.broadwaydistrict.org.

 
Sept. 19th. 2013 " The Ebb and flow of brass bands along the Mississippi River in the Quad City area " PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Friday, 30 August 2013 12:14
By
Jerry Miller

The Quad City area has a long history of brass bands starting with the first settlers in our area. The tradition of brass bands grew with companies such as John Deere sponsoring brass bands. Today the tradition continues with the Big River Brass Band.

Jerry Miller will lead a discussion of brass bands in our area at the Moline Club on September 19,2013.

Jerry Miller and his wife Phyllis Miller live in Moline . Jerry attended the Moline schools and graduated in 1965. He has played in many area bands and orchestras as a trumpet player. Jerry's wife Phyllis also plays trumpet and is a music educator in public and private schools and gives private music lessons in various area locations. Jerry is a co-founder of the Big River brass Band.

Independent Scholars' Evenings.
7:00 p.m.
September 19th. 2013

Independent Scholars' Evenings are
Held at
The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue
Moline. IL 61265

Dress code: business casual
Refreshments will be served

Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd a 501(c)3 organization since 1996 under US laws at State and Federal level.

 
Israeli/Palestinian Conflict Series in October at Moline Public Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Christiansen   
Thursday, 29 August 2013 15:11

The Moline Public Library and the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities welcome historian Dr. Arthur Pitz as he leads the four-part series The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict: Is Peace Possible? beginning in October.  The program will be held four consecutive Tuesdays, October 8, 15, 22 and 29th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Moline Library, 3210 41st Street.  No registration is required for this series.  For more information, visit the Moline Public Library or call 309-524-2470.

Dr. Pitz will introduce issues facing Israelis and Palestinians through the scope of the Harvard Program on Negotiations.  The series schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, October  8: What are the main roots of the Arab-Israeli Conflict?

How might they be addressed? Is this an age-old contest?  Dr. Pitz will help uncover those roots.

Tuesday, October 15: How does the Arab-Israeli conflict play out in the West Bank? Part I Participants will discuss the broader context of the problems faced in the West Bank and then focus on Hebron as a microcosm of the complex nature of the overall conflict.

Tuesday, October 22: How does the Arab-Israeli conflict play out in the West Bank? Part II Water is the basis for life as we know it and it is scarce in the West Bank.  Who should control it?  This contentious problem is also a microcosm of the complex nature of the overall conflict. 

Tuesday, October 29: Is there any hope for a peace process in the Arab-Israeli Conflict?

How might  Harvard's Program on Negotiations be used as a way to facilitate that process?  And, how might Harvard's Program on Negotiation be employed to deal effectively with the kinds of difficult, complex issues we face in our daily lives?

This grant-funded series is provided by the generosity of the United States Institute of Peace, the independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. USIP works to save lives, increase the government’s ability to deal with conflicts before they escalate, reduce government costs, and enhance national security. USIP is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in Baghdad, Iraq, and Kabul, Afghanistan.

As part of its congressional mandate, USIP devotes a portion of its budget to support organizations that will advance the field of conflict management by developing new techniques, establishing best practices, and professionalizing the field through education and training. The Public Education for Peacebuilding Support is a program of USIP administered by the Institute of International Education.

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