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FALL ROCK, GEM & JEWELRY SHOW PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Craig & Kellie Moore   
Monday, 07 October 2013 09:28

PRESENTED BY BLACKHAWK GEM AND MINERAL CLUB.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH 10AM-6PM
SUNDAY OCTOBER 27TH 10AM-3:30PM

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY FAIR GROUNDS, 2815 W LOCUST ST, DAVENPORT

FEATURING: ROCKS, MINERALS, FOSSILS, AGATES, GEODES, TUMBLED STONES, CARVED STONES, BEADS, SILVER AND BEADED JEWELRY, SPHERES, ARROWHEADS AND MUCH MORE.

  • DEMONSTRATIONS ON FACETING & FLINT KNAPPING

  • LEARN TO MAKE ARROWHEADS!

  • CRACK YOUR OWN GEODES!

  • FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

PROCEEDS FROM CLUB BOOTH SALES GO TOWARDS SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

ADMISSION IS $1 FOR ADULTS, KIDS 17 AND UNDER ARE FREE

www.BlackHawkGemAndMineralClub.com

Contacts: Craig or Kellie Moore (563) 445-3034

During swap hours call (563) 299-5603

 
Oct. 10th. 2013 " Can You Find Yourself While Lost On A Bicycle?" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 07 October 2013 09:18
By Chuck Oestreich
The presentation will explore some of the themes in Oestreich'srecently published novel, "Bicycle Moon." - especially how someaspects of modern life both hinder and promote living life at its fullest.
The author will read excerpts and lead a discussion about the centralfeatures of the novel.
About the presenter and author:
Chuck Oestreich is a long-time educator from Rock Island who has become a major advocate of bicycling being used for transportation along with recreation. He is active with the local bike club, the Quad Cities bicycle Club, and the state-wide League of Illinois Bicyclists, where he is the chairman of a six-day bike tour (GITAP) every year. He also writes a monthly column for the Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus.
Independent Scholars' Evenings.
Held at  the Moline Commercial Club, 1530 Fifth Avenue, MolineIL 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.

 
LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 10/4/13 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 04 October 2013 15:19

ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 10/4/2013

WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS!
 
Go Fish Marina Bar and Grill Princeton, IA – Full bar and grill including pizza, chicken, wraps, burgers and tenderloins.  Leased docks and customer dock parking - 411 River Dr, Princeton, IA 52768. 563-289-3908. www.gofishmarinabarandgrill.com
Locals Love Us – Quad Cities What is this "Locals Love Us" thing? It's a group hug from the community. It's a safe way to show your affection for a local business. It's a fun new way to support your favorite local places and win stuff. It's a quick way to find out which places the locals adore. Go to qca.LocalsLoveUs.com for more information.
Tom Doty - individual membership. Welcome, Tom!
RIBBON CUTTING! Please join us as we celebrate!
 

October 9th - Arndt Chiropractic Center 3359 Middle Rd. #1 Bettendorf, Iowa - 4:30-7 p.m. 

Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!

October 10th - Steventon's - 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Join us on the deck!

November – Faithful Pilot – date and time tbd

December 10th - Hungry Hobo - lunch – noon

 

CALENDAR

October 4th – Grilling for Charity – First Central State Bank 11am – 1 pm.  Please join us for lunch to benefit the LeClaire Firefighters Association. Hamburger, chips, cookie and drink for $5 donation. Carry out available!

October 4th – First Friday in LeClaire

Mississippi River Distilling Company – Signature cocktails and spirited food items! And, Coffee Liqueur is back for a 3rd Season!

Wide River Winery – Featured wine and Live Music –“Whoozdads” - 5-8pm
Aunt Hatties Fanciful Emporium – Come in for a red velvet cupcake!

Razzleberries – Booze cake while it lasts!

Faithful Pilot - The Matriarchs, live music - 7:30-9:00pm

LeClaire Antiques and Appraisals - 'First Friday's Free Appraisals' 5-7 p.m.

Restaurants and many other shops open late!

October 6h – Wide River Winery – Live Music – “The Ripplers”, 2-5 p.m. 106 N. Cody Road  www.wideriverwinery.com
October 6th - Wide River Winery Clinton - Live Music 2-5 p.m. Joe and Vicki Price Blues - Independent Music Award Winners. Best Blues CD 2010.  Uncle Pat's BBQ available for purchase.

 

October 6th - Dogtoberfest at Bier Stube 2-5:30pm, 1001 Canal Shore Dr. SW, LeClaire, Iowa. Free admission. Free doggie bags to the first 150 dogs in attendance. Raffle items; auction. Food and beverages available for purchase. Rain date Sunday, October 13, 2013. 

 

October 8th – Faithful Pilot Fall Menu Launch beginning at 5 p.m

October 9th - Ribbon Cutting - Arndt Chiropractic Center 3359 Middle Rd. #1 Bettendorf, Iowa - 4:30-7 p.m. 

 

October 9th - Come support The Faithful Pilot as they defend their ‘Peoples Choice Award’ at The March of Dimes Charity Chef Auction.  All proceeds go directly to March of Dimes.  Information on securing a table http://www.marchofdimes.com/iowa/events/events_10828.html

 

October 10th - Market Snapshot with Liz Ann Sonders 3:00 p.m. Eric Johannes with Charles Schwab, 5345 Elmore Ave., #300, Davenport, IA 52807. Please RSVP 563-275-3659

October 10th - The LeClaire Fire Department Annual Fire Prevention Open House at the Fire Station (corner of Jones and 15th) 6pm to 8pm. Please stop up and see the fire prevention posters designed by the students (K-4) from Bridgeview and Cody Schools. We will also have other interesting and informative displays, fire truck rides and they very popular LCFD popcorn!

 

October 13th – Faithful Pilot Fall Wine Tasting $15.00 3-5 small bites and 15 wines

 

October 13th - LeClaire Lions Club presents "Apple Fest on the River" 11:00am-4:00pm.

Apples, Childrens Activities, Jump House, Variety of Vendors, Homemade Pies, Cupcakes, Cake Pops, Kettle Korn, Pumpkins, Specialty popcorn, Crepes, Copper Jewelry, Hand made Canoes,

QC Antique Car Club, Garden Art and MUCH  MORE!!!!!!!!

Aunt Hattie's will be hosting a Pie Baking contest during Apple Fest! To enter you must make a home made apple pie. NO STORE BOUGHT PIES!!!  $5.00 entry fee. The Prize for first place is $50 - second $25 & $10 for third. You must enter in advance. Sign up at Aunt Hattie's, 102 S. Cody Road, LeClaire. A portion of the money will be donated to FREEDOM ROCK FUND. You must bring your Apple Pie to Aunt Hattie's by 12:00 NOON on October 13th. Judging at 1PM. Winners will be announced at 3pm.

Pie Eating contest at Aunt Hattie's at 2pm! WINNER will receive $10 in chamber bucks, which is just like MONEY !!!

 

October 14: Tourism Brainstorming Session from 5-7pm at Mississippi River Distilling Co., 303 N. Cody Road. Residents and business owners are invited to attend this brainstorming session designed to help the Tourism Board and LeClaire Marketing Alliance determine its marketing priorities for the future and a course of action to keep LeClaire’s momentum moving forward.

 

October 15th - Asbury United Methodist Church is hosting a "Partnering to EmPOWER" fundraising event for Winnie's Place. ALL booth fees will go to Winnie's Place. Vendors will also agree to donate 9% of their sales to Winnies Place, which corresponds to the statistic that every 9 seconds, a woman is abused. Interested vendors are asked to contact Heidi Lubben at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details.

October 16th –Buffalo Bill Museum Fundraiser Dinner at Crane & Pelican Cafe Storytellers will be entertaining guests with ghost stories, period dress is encouraged, and the menu is

incredible!  A three-course dinner ($40 per person) is choice of salmon, roast beef or pasta w/meat balls and sauce.  Send your reservation and payment to: Buffalo Bil Museum, PO Box 284, LeClaire IA 52753. Don't delay!  Don't miss it!!

 

October 20th – Faithful Pilot Sunday Brunch seating at 10:00 & 12:30 $25.00 per person (NO QUAD CITY TIMES COUPONS VALID)

 

October 23rd - Explore the Benefits of Working with Schwab Eric Johannes, Charles Schwab,

5345 Elmore Ave #300, Davenport, IA 52807. Please R.S.V.P 563-275-3659

 

October 26th - Witches Walk Costume Contest and Parade Parade begins at 1:00p.m.

 

October 26th – 4th Annual Hallowine 1-5pm; tickets are $10. Join us for LeClaire’s Food & Wine Tour. Enjoy local cuisine and wine samples while touring the shops of LeClaire! Event starts at the LeClaire Information Center, 122 N. Cody Rd. First 200 attendees receive a free wine glass. Proceeds to benefit local charities. www.visitleclaire.com

 

October 26th- The Faithful Pilot is open for LUNCH! from 12-4 of course small wine samples to pass out for Hall-O-Wine

 

Save the Date

 

December 6th-8th - Christmas in LeClaire!

 

FYI

Grace Marine has received approval for their new showroom in LeClaire! It will be located just east of the former welcome center on Eagle Ridge Road.  The tentative plan is to break ground sometime in November with the building completion sometime in March/April.  Carl Hoyt Jr., General Manager, and his team look forward to having the full operation in one town!  New boats will be showcased in LeClaire! www.gracemarine.com Grace Marine, Inc. 563-359-1635. Captain's Quarters DryStak Marina 563-289-5050

Do you have Residential or Commercial property available? If you own residential rental property or commercial property that is available for lease or sale in the greater LeClaire region, 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. As a service to the community, we would like to have the information available so we can share the most up-to-date information on our website!
For those who would like to submit anonymous questions for the upcoming Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 29th at 7:00 P.M. at the LeClaire Fire Station, the question box is now out at the LeClaire Community Library Circulation Desk. Anyone may submit as many questions as they would like until October 22nd, when they will be given directly to the moderators to use at the forum at their discretion. If you are a candidate and haven't RSPV'd for the Candidate Forum, please email Interim Library Director, Jillian Flahaven at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please plan to be at the Fire Station by 6:45 P.M. on October 29th. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the LeClaire Community Library.

"Something NEW” at the LeClaire Civic Club – BUNCO! Every third Tuesday from10:00 AM through 12:30PM!  Call Debbie for details - 563-289-4458.

The LeClaire Chamber Website and our Facebook page are currently being updated and revised. Watch for the new website to be up and running soon, visit us again soon on Facebook, and in the meantime, thank you for your patience! 

 

Buffalo Bill Museum is open until 5pm daily. Hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, and on Sundays 12noon to 5pm. A reminder: group discounts are available for tour groups, clubs/reunions, and school groups. Call the museum at 563-289-5580 for details!

SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND

Primitive Cottage is collecting food for the Princeton Presbyterian Church's Food Pantry which is in great need of food donations. They have helped alot of people, and now they need our help.  Donations can be dropped off at Primitive Cottage in LeClaire. Please check the expiration date on items because anything that has expired can't be given away.

First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire Meals for Seniors at the church every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon. Good food and a time to visit with others. Please call 563-289-3646 and make a reservation 2 days in advance.

LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar:

First Fridays each month 5:00-8:00 P.M.

October 6th - Dogtoberfest at Bier Stube

October 13th – AppleFest

October 26th – HalloWine

October 26th - Witches Walk Costume Contest and Parade

December 6-8 - Christmas in LeClaire

Family Nights at the LeClaire Rec Center: Details at www.leclairereccenter.com

www.LeClaireChamber.com and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!

 
FINAL DAYS TO RSVP FOR ZOOFARI ATTEND ZOOFARI ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Niabi Zoo   
Friday, 04 October 2013 15:13

NIabi Zoo's popular fundraising celebration is back and you're invited for a memorable outback adventure. Join your friends in the giant tent for dinner, an open bar and captivating live and silent auctions. Click here to reserve your table or purchase individual tickets for $150.


Take a sneak peek at the silent auction items by clicking here. Attendees can bid on exciting vacation and getaway packages, autographed celebrity memorabilia, sports tickets, parties at the zoo and jewelry. There's something in every price range including artwork created by Niabi's elephants and rubbings and footprints created by the zoo's other animals. Silent auction bidding will be done with your cell phone so you can socialize while receiving texts about your bids.

Not able to attend? You can still buy a $100 raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2011 

Honda Fit Sport from Zimmerman Honda. The winner will be drawn at Zoofari, need not be present to win. Only 300 tickets will be sold for this raffle item. Click here to purchase your raffle ticket.

 

Necker's Jewelers is holding a diamond draw at Zoofari where 50 glasses of the boomerang signature drink will be sold and one winner will receive a $1,500 diamond. Non-winners receive a $50 gift certificate to Necker's and 100% of the diamond draw proceeds go to Niabi Zoo.

 

Zip around town for two years in a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4. Key Auto Mall provided a two year lease for this fun vehicle which will go to the highest bidder at Zoofari.

 

Don't miss your opportunity to be part of the Zoofari fun! RSVP online today before the event sells out! Click here for tickets.

 
Freight House Farmers' Market - October PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Freight House Farmers' Market   
Friday, 04 October 2013 14:48

Market Fun in October!

Oct 5 –   The Chuck & Max Duo
Oct 12 – Petting Zoo &  Kevin Boyd
Oct 19 – Pumpkin Painting for Children / Pat Willis & Rich Wilcox
Oct 26 – Halloween Costume Parade / Holly & Charlie Mathews

 
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