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Red, White and Boom Featuring Computer Fired Fireworks Display PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jason Gilliland   
Thursday, 20 June 2013 14:33

(Quad Cities) -- Red, White & Boom will be raising the bar once again on the July 3rd independence celebration. From one of the largest fireworks displays from Omaha to Chicago, to live music by Smooth Groove and the Spirit of the USO Band, Red, White & Boom – America’s Birthday Party – promises to deliver plenty of patriotic family fun.

This year, Red, White & Boom will feature a fireworks display that is choreographed to a music soundtrack. A computer controlled launching system will be used to pair specific types and colors of fireworks to be fired during the musical broadcast. This allows the fireworks to be launched at specific times to accentuate the musical dynamics and feel throughout the display.

Events for Red White and Boom will open at 6 p.m. in LeClaire Park in Davenport and Schwiebert Park in Rock Island. Both riverfronts will have live music, thank you notes for our troops, food, beer gardens, and of course, the largest fireworks display on the Mississippi River beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Both Davenport and Rock Island will have ceremonies with a proclamation read by the Quad Cities mayors highlighting the Rock Island Arsenal and those who are serving ,or have served, in our nations military.

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce also presents ” Hooah! Quad Cities,” a military appreciation and community goodwill campaign. The “Hooah! Quad Cities” website serves as a resource for military members, veterans and military families. Civilians are also encouraged to use the site to find out how they can support our soldiers. “Hooah! Quad Cities” is also the channel through which the community can connect veterans with employment, education and reintegration services, working with business and community partners to ensure that veterans are a vibrant, respected and well-served part of the Quad Cities.

Red,White & Boom is generously hosted by Genesis Health System and Riverboat Development Authority.

This event would not be possible without all of our additional sponsors including St. Ambrose University, Wells Fargo,, Iowa American Water, Quad-City Times, KWQC TV-6, B100, Lunardi’s Italian Restaurant, Nerd Werx, Kehl Development, City of Davenport, City of Rock Island, Downtown Davenport Partnership, Davenport Parks & Recreation Dept, Rock Island Parks & Recreation, Swiss Valley Farms, Davenport Levee Improvement Commission, and Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.

Supporting sponsors include Mutual Medical Inc, Platinum Information Services, Riverview Dental, LPI Loans, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, Happy Joes, Mississippi Fleeting LLC, Acsentra Credit Union and Davenport Fire & Police Departments.

For more details, please visit www.RedWhiteBoom.org

 
Summer Fun for QC Students PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brittany Marietta   
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 08:20

With summer in full swing, parents have likely heard the dreaded words from their children, “I’m bored.”  Keep young minds sharp and active at Rivermont Summer Camp!  Week-long classes are offered through August 2nd for preschool through high school.  Classes are open to the entire Quad City community.  Registrations are still being accepted but don’t delay – classes are filling up!

 

What: Rivermont Summer Camp 2013

Where: Rivermont Collegiate – 1821 Sunset Drive, Bettendorf

When: Week-long classes offered now through August 2nd

Who: All Quad City students, preschool through high school

More Info & Registration: www.RivermontCollegiate.org or (563) 359-1366

June 17-21: Video Production (Grades 6-9, 12:30-3:30 p.m.)

June 24-28: Spy Camp (Grades K-1, 12:30-3:30 p.m.)

July 8-12: Locomotion (PreSchool-Junior Kindergarten, 8:30-11:30 a.m.)

July 15-19: CSI Crime Scene Investigator (Grades 2-3, 12:30-3:30 p.m.)

July 22-26: Robotics (Grades 4-6, 12:30-3:30 p.m.)

July 22-26: Lego Robotics (Grades 2-3, 8:30-11:30 a.m.)

July 22-26: Young Actors’ Studio (Grades 4-6, 8:30-11:30 a.m.)

July 29-Aug 2: Around the World (Grades 2-3, 12:30-3:30 p.m.)

 
Spend this summer in nature with Davenport Parks and Recreation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 07:52
Bow Fishing Class - Thursday, June 20 - 6pm - 7pm
This class will involve one hour of class room instruction on the techniques of bow fishing, places, and best time of the year to fish. It will also include information on the equipment such as where to obtain it, as well as how it works. After the class room instruction there will be a demonstration at Nahant Marsh using under water targets at different depths. Followed by a question answer session at the end of the class.
Family Learn How to Fish Day - Saturday, June 22- 9am - 12pm
Fishing is a popular sport for many people, but do you know how to fish? Do you really know the techniques of fishing? Bring your entire family with your poles or borrow a few from the Davenport  Parks and Recreation and "Learn-How-To-Fish". The event will discuss basics about fishing, which will include fish identification, parts of the fishing pole, baiting your hook and much more. Sign up for door prizes at the event. We will provide the worms and you have fun fishing!

Kindernature - Every Tuesday - 10:00am

Kindernature (ages 3-5) which have a variety of topics every Tuesday this summer $6 per child. Drop-ins are welcomed!

 

Click here for a list of programs

 

 

Toddling on the Wild Side - Every Thursday - 10:30am

Toddling on the Wild side (ages 18 months-2) every Thursday at 10:30am at Fejervary Learning Center $2 class fee. Drop-ins are welcomed!

 

Click here for a list of programs

 

Other upcoming nature programs

6/19/13: My Little Wheelbarrow 10-11am

6/20/13: How to Draw Plants (Youth Program) 10-11am

6/22/13: Rotary Event @ Fairgrounds 11am-4pm

6/23/13: Cream of the Crop Tour @ Triple Creek Dairy 1-2pm

6/24/13: Mobile Garden @ Goosecreek Park 10:30-11:30am

6/26/13: My Little Wheelbarrow 10-11am

6/27/13: How to Draw Plants (Youth program) 10-11am

6/27/13: Minty Concoctions (Adult Programming) 5:30-6:30

6/29/13: Mobile Garden @ 53rd Street Hy-Vee 10am-12pm

6/30/13: Cream of the Crop Tour @ Miss Effie's Flowers 1-2pm

 
DODGE HIGH FARES WITH ALLEGIANT AND PLAY DODGEBALL FOR THREE LOCAL QC AREA CHARITIES PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cathie Rochau   
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 15:25

June 18, 2013

Moline/Quad Cities Allegiant is kicking off their national Dodge High Fares campaign, focused on providing great deals to top vacation destinations. To accompany this theme, the Quad City International Airport is hosting a dodgeball tournament which will benefit three local charities- Honor Flight of the Quad Cities, New Kingdom Trailriders, and the Quad Cities Sports Commission.  The event will be held Friday, July 19th, 2013, at Augustana’s Pepsico Rec Center, 30th Street, Rock Island, IL. The event will take place from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Teams should gather for rules and instructions at 5:15 p.m.

"The dodgeball tournaments will give us the opportunity to interact with the residents of our communities and educate them about just how much they save when booking with Allegiant," said Rich Winiarski, Allegiant Travel Company Vice President of Marketing.

Quad City International Airport Marketing Representative Cathie Rochau says, “We are so excited to be putting on this charitable dodgeball tournament.  We are receiving guidance from the National Dodgeball League, and even have “official” dodgeballs in hand. We are ensuring that 100% of the registration fees collected will go back to the three charities that are participating. The winning team decides which charity will receive 50% of the entry fees collected, while the other two teams will pass along the remaining half of the entry fees received (25% each) to the other two charities,” Rochau said.. “It’s important to note that the first three teams that place also receive a cash team prize- $500 for 1st, $250 for second, and $150 for 3rd. This provides great incentive to come out and have fun. The tournament will be considered a success if we have anywhere from 15-25 teams, in order to benefit the charities involved,” she adds.

Interested parties can read team rules and register at www.qcairport.com/dodgeball. Registration for the local tournament is open through Friday, July 12th, at 12 noon.

In addition to offering great opportunities to Dodge High Fares to four nonstop cities from the Quad Cities (Las Vegas, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix-Mesa and St. Petersburg/Clearwater) Allegiant is giving away a free round trip ticket each week through August at their special website, www.dodgehighfares.com.   ###

 
The 5th Annual Holiday Hat Bash PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Arp   
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:26

Party with a Purpose Provides Holiday Food Baskets & Gifts for Quad Cities Seniors

 

The 5th Annual Holiday Hat Bash will be held on:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

5:30-9 p.m.

CASI 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

 

The Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI) is pleased to announce that Ruhl&Ruhl REALTORS is joining forces with CASI to present the 5th Annual Holiday Hat Bash which raises funds to make the holidays special for Quad Cities Seniors, by providing food baskets and gifts.

“Ruhl&Ruhl REALTORS has over 150 years of community involvement history within our local cities and region. We are thrilled that they have agreed to be our presenting sponsor for the 5th Annual Holiday Hat Bash. We are confident that with their support our goal of helping seniors in need will reach new heights.” said Tom Bahls, CEO/ President of CASI.

"We have so many Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors agents and staff who are committed volunteers for CASI and the Hat Bash that it is a perfect fit for us to sponsor this event." Caroline Ruhl, President of Ruhl&Ruhl REALTORS.

“The Hat Bash Steering Committee already has the ball rolling planning for this year’s event. We are hoping to make this year’s event even bigger.” said Pat Johnson, Hat Bash Committee Chair

If you are interested in donating a raffle item towards this great cause, please contact Pat Johnson at 563-370-2962.

We can’t wait to see you and your hat on November 21, 2013 at the 5th Annual Holiday Hat Bash presented by Ruhl&Ruhl REALTORS.

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