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Freight House Farmers' Market update - Aug 30, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Freight House Farmers' Market   
Friday, 30 August 2013 13:47

Notice! Due to the Critical Mass Citizens bike ride River Drive east of the market to Oneida street will be closed from 10am until 11am.

Davenport police will escort the riders and direct traffic. All farmers market lots can be accessed from  the north and west, or as normal before and after the ride.

Press Conference on Stage @ 10:00 AM.

The Live Uncommon mission is to inspire individuals to be great, push beyond conceived limits, reach for the stars, dream big, accomplish, achieve, excel while balancing everyday commitments of Family, Work, Fitness & Health, and giving back.

LU Values:

  • FAMILY
  • WORK ETHIC
  • FITNESS & HEALTH
  • GIVING BACK
  • BALANCE
  • EXCELLENCE

Early and late access to Market lots as normal.

Avoid River drive to the east between 10am and 11am during the Critical Mass Citizens bike ride.


Parking during the Market.


The Freight House west parking lots can be accessed by taking River Drive to Western, or Gains from either the east or west, or you may also park directly North of the Freight House in the Community Health lot.
Don't forget that there are lots of vendors inside the Freighthouse building with loads of great food, local handmade crafts and fun.

 
30th Annual Labor Day Parade set for September 2nd in East Moline PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dino Leone   
Friday, 30 August 2013 13:39

2013 Theme: You Work Hard. You’ve Earned It. Labor Day 2013.

QUAD CITIES -- The Quad City Labor Day Parade Alliance will hold their 30th Annual Labor Day Parade in East Moline on Monday, September 2nd. This year's Grand Marshall is UFCW 431 President Jerry Messer. On Labor Day, more than sixty area unions, community non-profits, and businesses will march west on 15th Avenue from 13th Street to 3rd Street in East Moline, IL. Line up begins at 8:00 a.m. at the John Deere Harvester Works Parking Lot: 1100 13th Avenue, East Moline, IL. The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.  After the parade, join us at the “Salute to Labor Chicken Fry” at Illiniwek Park, Rt 84 Hampton, IL. Serving from 11:30-3:00pm. The picnic tickets are $10 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12 and can be purchased at the event.

Labor Day is a celebration of the incredible contributions of America’s working people. Through sweat, sacrifice, and innovation, workers built this country and make it run every day. We take pride in doing the best job possible. But today most of America’s workers are working longer hours, taking on multiple jobs, and producing more goods and services. Yet wages have not kept up. While wages for working families have stagnated, the super-wealthy, including CEOs and corporate executives, have done pretty well. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the top 1% has grabbed nearly 60% of the income gains in the past 30 years. Meanwhile, the bottom 90% has only received 8.6% of all gains in income.

The productivity of working families has powered our region’s growth, but wage growth has not kept pace with the productivity of working families. We believe in extending a ladder to the middle class for all who play by the rules and work hard. Union and nonunion; low wage, blue collar and white collar; documented and undocumented—workers are united in the belief that this should be the country of opportunity. This Labor Day, we stand united in our belief that everyone deserves a voice on the job, a living wage, and a workplace safe from harassment and abuse.

We recognize the millions of workers who do not get this holiday off and those who are striking and walking off the job across the country because they hope to raise their families on a livable wage. We ask our leaders to invest in economic growth from the middle class out, and to respect workers’ freedom to come together in unions to organize and build a better bargain for everyone.

Every day, workers labor and sacrifice to achieve the American Dream. We celebrate this holiday to tell workers everywhere: You’ve earned it!

 
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.

Website

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m

Price: N/A

Website

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

Website

 

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

Website

 

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

Website

 

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

Website

 

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

Website

 

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

Website

 

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

Website

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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

Website

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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

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

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

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

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.

 
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