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Red White & Boom Fireworks to Shoot from Centennial Bridge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kyle Carter   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 14:00

(Quad Cities) –Red White & Boom is excited to announce that despite flooding, the show will go on in a big way! The fireworks will now be shot from the Centennial Bridge on July 3rd. High water and a fast current prevented the typical use of a barge for the show; however, the fireworks will now still be visible far and wide. The last time the bridge was utilized for fireworks was for the Millennium celebration.

In Davenport, the primary viewing area, activities and vendors will be located on 2nd Street between Ripley and Main Streets. If river levels are low enough, additional viewing areas may also be available between River Drive and 2nd Street.  All activities on the Rock Island side will remain at Schwiebert Riverfront Park.

Events for Red White and Boom will open at 6 p.m. in downtown Davenport and Schwiebert Park in Rock Island. Both sites 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.

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.

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 military. The public is also encouraged to visit the “Hooah! Quad Cities” website to learn more about resources for military members, veterans, and military families. The website is also a great resource for finding out more about how we can support our soldiers.

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, Acsentra Credit Union, City of Davenport, City of Rock Island, Downtown Davenport Partnership, Davenport Parks & Recreation Dept, Rock Island Parks & Recreation, Davenport Levee Improvement Commission, Nerdwerx, 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, and Davenport Fire & Police Departments.

For more details, please visit www.RedWhiteBoom.org

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport: 6/27 - 7/3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 12:44
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Hello!
With July quickly approaching, fireworks, food, and fun activities are right around the corner! Help celebrate America's birthday during Red, White, and Boom! on Wednesday, July 3rd. Don't miss the fireworks and an evening of live music, family activities, and a chance to honor our Armed Forces on both sides of the river.
With the unpredictability of the Mississippi River, the Davenport activities are moving from LeClaire Park to 2nd Street between Ripley and Main streets. All activities on the Rock Island side will remain at Schweibert Park.  The high water and quick current means we have to relocate the fireworks from the river to land, too.   Stay tuned for more details on the fireworks soon.
Next week, the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival kicks off on July 4th and due to the river levels, the three-day festival will also move from LeClaire Park to 2nd street from Ripley St. to Brady St. in Downtown Davenport. Additional stages and workshops will be housed in the river Music Experience and the RME courtyard. Show your love for blues at one of the finest fests in the country and catch Kenny Wayne Shepherd along with many more amazing bands!  The show will go on!
The co-founder of the legendary American rock band Little Feat will make an appearance at the River Music Experience this weekend! Hear a live performance from Bill Payne while viewing his photography during Tracing Footsteps: A Journal of Music, Photography, and Tales of the Road. Drummer Gabe Ford will also be there, making this a night you won't want to miss. Tonight, spend An Evening with the Portland Cello Project and prepare to be wowed by a mix of genres and blurred musical lines.
What's more beautiful than the art of giving? Participate in a growing international movement when the Figge hosts the Papergirl Project Workshop on Sunday. If you're looking for a fun, informal way to interact with fellow community members, head to the Figge tonight for PechaKucha Night and share ideas or interests ranging from recent travels to various hobbies. A new exhibition also opens this weekend. See art composed of material gathered right here in the Quad Cities in the No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service Exhibition.

With the end of June upon us, it's time for another Final Friday! Bucktown presents an Education Celebration for this month's Final Friday series celebrating the art of area students. Enjoy this special exhibit with hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and more! On your way over, stop at Major Art & Hobby to check out their in-store Fourth of July specials! Gallery 114 will also host a Grand Opening and Birthday Bash on Saturday with live music by Movers and Shakers!
If you haven't picked them already, be sure to purchase your tickets for Grace Potter & the Nocturnals before they perform at the Adler Theater July 13th! This week, get your music fix this at RME's Live at 5 featuring Jason Carl & The Whole D Band. Make sure you stay to vote for this week's Rock Wars winner when The Atlantis Dialogue and Dynoride face off, too.
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This Week's Events: June 27 - July 3


Thursday, June 27

An Evening with The Portland Cello Project

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

Website

Backyard Blowout

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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.

Price: $10

Website

 

Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Bethann Gavin

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

PechaKucha Night

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:30 p.m.

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

Website

 

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.

Ice Schedule

Turf Schedule

Website

 

Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Stick around for live music by Kilborn Alley Blues Band

Website

Friday, June 28

$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, 7:00 p.m, and 8:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

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)
Final Friday: Education Celebration
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Fridays at the Figge- Mixed Media
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $45/members; $55/general public- per student, per workshop
Friday Live at 5 featuring Jason Carl & the Whole D Band sponsored by Eye Surgeons Associates
Where: River Music Experience, RME Courtyard
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Guys in Ties
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $15 in adv., $20 at the door
Lee Blackmon
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 10:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Mo Carter
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: The Franti Project
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Brent Brown
Where: Kilkenny's
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service Reception & Talk
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership
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
Rock Wars: Battle of the Bands Round 2 featuring The Atlantis Dialogue vs. Dynoride
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.
Prce: $3
TV Magic with Sunset 4ever, I Cry Wolfe, & Jacob Nutt from Hated to Heros
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5
Saturday, June 29

 

B100's Biggest Baby Shower

Where: RiverCenter

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Price: Suggested $2 Donation

Website

 

Backyard Blowout

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Brewery Tours

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

 

Community Drum Circle

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5/Adult, $2.50/Children 12 and 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: 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: 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: Pushing the Envelope

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Questionable Architecture: Terry Rathje in Collaboration with Steve Banks and Monica Correia

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

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

Price: FREE

Website

Grand Opening and Regan's Birthday Bash
Where: Gallery 114
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price; FREE
Lee Blackmon
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
Live Music: Justin Morrisey
Where: Freight House Farmers Market
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Brent Brown
Where: Kilkenny's
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Papergirl Project
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Price: $5/person
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. Clinton LumberKings
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up
Rock Camp USA Concert- Session 2
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 11:30 a.m. / Show Noon
Price: $5

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
Website

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The Socialists

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5, Kids 8 and under FREE

Website

 

Tapping of the Chickawawa Lemonale

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Tracing Footsteps: A Journal of Music, Photography, and Tales of the Road featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat with special guest Gabe Ford

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

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

Price: $20 for Friends of RME, $25 for the general public

Website

 

Sunday, June 30

 

$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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Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Music on the Levee: Dixie Cats

Where: LeClaire Park & Bandshell

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

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. Clinton LumberKings

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: $6 and Up

Website

 

Summer Zither Concert

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($5 or Less), or FREE with membership

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

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

Website


Tour: American POP! Selections from the CU Art Museum Collection
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership
Travel Photography Class for Adults
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership

Monday, July 1

 

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

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $5 and Up

 
LECLAIRE CHAMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 06/28/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 12:43

WELCOMING NEW MEMBER!

 

Sally Hand – Realtor, Remax River Cities. Ms. Hand has been in real estate in one capacity or another for twenty six years, and was formerly with ReMax on the Lake in North Carolina before recently moving to Iowa. Contact number - 434-774-5855 realestaterivercities.com

 

CALENDAR

June 28th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 106 N. Cody Road – 5-8 pm featuring "The Old 57s".  www.wideriverwinery.com

June 29th - Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Open for Lunch 11am-2pm 3 different sandwiches and chips for $5 www.faithfulpilot.com

June 30th - Wine Tasting at the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits 3:00-5:00 P.M.  $15 per person Taste 14 wines and heavy appetizers from The Faithful Pilot www.faithfulpilot.com

July 1st - The Friends of the LeClaire Community Library will be hosting an Open House 5:00-7:00 p.m. to celebrate the 9th anniversary of the LeClaire Community Library. There will be refreshments, tours, membership and endowment information as well as the opportunity to bid Library Director Sue Mannix farewell before she takes on her job as the Director at the Bettendorf Public Library. www.leclairelibrary.org

July 5th – First Friday in LeClaire – 5-8 p.m.

LeClaire Firefighters Association Annual Water Fights - Friday, July 5th in conjunction with LeClaire's First Friday event. Registration: 5:30 p.m. Fights start: 6:30 p.m. along the Mississippi on the LeClaire Levee. No entry fee.  Double elimination trophies awarded to top 4 places. Contact: LeClaire Fire Rescue Dept. - 563-289-6044 or Greg Chapman at 563-210-8528 for more information.   

Mississippi River Distilling Company – 5:30-8p.m. Signature Cocktails in the tasting room and food items prepared by our Spirited Chef!!  Strawberry Vodka is Back - Cheers!!  www.mrdistilling.com

Wide River Winery Wine samples, open until 8PM; featuring samples of "Peach Bellini's" and serving dips paired with award winning locally made wines. Recipes available. www.wideriverwinery.com Live Music at the Wide River Winery Tasting Room from 5-8pm featuring "Danika Holmes" 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium Come in for a free red velvet cupcake!

Razzleberries Come in to shop and get free samples of booze cake (while it lasts)!

Other shops and restaurants will be open late!

July 7th Live Music at Wide River Winery Tasting Room featuring "Joe & Vicki Price Blues" from 2-5pm 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

July 9th - Blue Iguana - LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Networking Lunch noon - Everyone welcome to attend! www.leclairechamber.com

July 12th Live Music at the Wide River Winery Tasting Room 5-8pm featuring "Ellis Kell and Tony Hoeppner" 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

July 13th – Trivia Night – LeClaire Civic Center hosted by LeFirst Presbyterian Church of LeClaire. Doors open at 6:30; game starts at 7 pm. Cost $10 per person; call 563-381-7777 to pre-register individuals or a table. We are raising money for the Hurricane Sandy Victims. Bring your own snacks and drinks or purchase something there. 

 

July 15th-19th – LeClaire Baptist Church - “Colossal Coaster World” VBX Week For kids age 4 up through kids going INTO 6th grade! Cost: FREE! Time:  9:00 AM – Noon Location:  1326 Wisconsin Street LeClaire, Iowa  52753 Family program:  SUNDAY, July 21 at 10:30 a.m. followed by our “Burger Bash” lunch! For more information or registration: phone:  (563) 289-4191 e-mail:  leclairebaptist@leclairebaptist.org or REGISTER ONLINE at www.leclairebaptist.org (under ministries and kids vbx link)

 

July 18th – First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire - Funeral Planning At the time of death, decisions can be difficult. This program will help you plan your own funeral or help you think about decisions when planning another’s funeral. Lunch at 11:30, program and discussion to follow. No cost; please call 563-381-7777 to pre-register.

July 19th - Live Music at the Wide River Winery Tasting Room 5-8pm featuring "Pieces of Candy" 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

July 21st - Sunday Brunch at the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Seatings at 10:00 and 12:30 Reservations 563.289.4156 www.faithfulpilot.com

FYI

 

The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce has an opening for Web Designer to maintain, update and to continue to develop the Chamber website.  The qualified candidate must have website development experience and the ability to oversee Facebook and all applications related to the site. Knowledge of the LeClaire community preferred.  Interested applicants may send resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it We do want to thank Chris Cournoyer for her service!

 

The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce also has an opening for a member of the Board of Directors as Lane Bleeker has resigned to take a position with the City of LeClaire. This is a voluntary position working with businesses, organizations and individuals to build a healthy economy while promoting and nurturing the quality of life in LeClaire. The qualified candidate will fill Lane’s term until it has expired and will be eligible for re-election.  Please send your letter of interest to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Thank you, Lane, for your time and for your service!

First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire FREE LUNCH at the Civic Center, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Third Tuesday of the month: June 18, July 16, August 20: Come to eat and stay for the conversation! 

LeClaire Antiques is hosting an on going Plant Sale benefiting LeClaire Parks. Go by and see the beautiful plants for sale – great prices!

Please volunteer or help recruit volunteers for the LeClaire Information Center! We get a lot of great comments about the LIC, and we help promote all of LeClaire:

1. Through telling visitors about our great attractions, shops, restaurants, parks, schools, housing developments, etc.,

2. By mailing out information to individuals, small groups and bus tours who want to come find out what LeClaire is all about, and

3. Through providing nice, convenient public restrooms to shoppers, diners, people checking out our attractions, families, LeClaire residents who are just out for a walk - everyone appreciates the restrooms!

Almost everyone knows at least one person who loves to talk and meet new people - a retired neighbor or stay-at-home mom, a relative, a friend, a person from church, a person from your civic club, a person from exercise class... Please contact Cindy at 563-650-7963 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Volunteers are trained and there is lots of brochures and information to share with visitors.

Let's make downtown LeClaire and the LeClaire Information Center the best it can possibly be!

 

Buffalo Bill Museum is now open until 5pm daily. As of April 1st, the museum is open 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!

 

“LIKE” the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce on FaceBook Visit the chamber’s Face Book page and discover a great source of news, business announcements, events, and other information that is updated frequently. It’s a useful source of updated information for all members and non-members!

 

Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!

July 9 - Blue Iguana - Lunch -noon

August 13 - Big Dave and Holly's - lunch -noon

September 10 - Steventon's - after hours - 5-8pm

October 8 - Hungry Hobo - lunch - noon

November 12 - tbd

December 10 - Happy Joes - lunch –noon

 

SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND

 

Meet and greet Pastor Melody any Wednesday from 1-3 pm at Happy Joe's. Pastor Melody from First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire, will be at Happy Joe's in LeClaire, every Wednesday, from 1-3 pm, sipping on a soda, reading and waiting to visit with you and your friends. Stop by and say hi. Or, if you have a prayer request or a question, just let her know. 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.

Asbury United Methodist Church is hosting a "Partnering to EmPOWER" fundraising event for Winnie's Place on Tuesday, October 15th.  The team putting together the event is looking for vendors who would be interested in participating in this worthy cause. Booth fees are $15 for sales people and $25 for those providing a service (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. Marketing packets for vendors will be available June 15th. The deadline for returning a signed vendor agreement is August 20th.

Trivia Nights in LeClaire at the LeClaire Civic Center -

2013 Trivia Nights:

July 13 - Hosted by First Presbyterian Church - Hurricane Sandy Victims

LeClaire Trivia Nights have raised over $100,000 for local non-profit organizations! Thank you for your continued support!

 

LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar:

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

Summer 2013 - City-Wide Water Explosion (Hollyhock Park)

Summer 2013 - Bike Parade & Decorating

August 8th-10th Tugfest

October 6th - Dogtoberfest at Bier Stube

October 13th - AppleFest

October 24th - HalloWine

October 26th - Witches Walk Costume Contest and Parade

December 6-8, 2013: Christmas in LeClaire

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

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

 
More Free Summer Fun at the Rock Island Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 09:49
Learn How to Use Your Apple iPad

 

Apple computer logo Using Your Apple iPad: 6:30 pm Tuesday, July 2, Main Library, 401 19th Street. Want to learn more about what you can do with your Apple iPad tablet? Pick up some free tips and tricks, at a free hands-on how-to session at our Main Library.   (Please note: Main Library is the correct location. There was a misprint on the printed calendar.)

 

Make sure you bring your device! For Apple devices only.
Scrapbooking Session for Kids Continue in July
Compass Rose illustration with globe in middle

Have photos from your family travels? Learn how to keep your memories together with:

 

Kids' Scrapbooking Mondays: Free for 2nd grades and up. Materials supplied! 3:00 to 4:00 pm, July 1 at Main Library Children's Room, July 8 at 30/31 Branch, and July 15 at Southwest Branch.

 

Want some more free family fun next week? Check out:

 

Storytimes for ages birth to five at 10:30 am on Tuesday, at 30/31 Branch and Wednesday at Southwest.

 

Global Math Club: 3:30 pm, Tuesdays, June 11-16, Main Library. Fun with math, from tutor Elizabeth Russell.

To see all your traveling options, pick up a brochure or calendar today! Or visit our website.

Teen Events Go Beneath the Surface


Teens ages 12 to 18 are invited to practice a little "Cake Archeology" Tuesday, July 2, from noon to 1:00 pm at our Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road.

 

Go Beneath the Surface to learn a little bit about cake decorating. And the best part, this is archeology you can eat! Free, open to ages 12 to 18.

 

Bring your bingo card summer reading form - you can knock off a square for attending a program!

And coming up next week, July 8-12
Join us for these special summer events: 

For adults/general audiences:
Native American drum Native American History of Rock Island, 6:30 pm, July 8 at Main Library,
401 19th Street. Learn about the early Native American tribes who called this area home, and about the archeological evidence that is still telling their story. Presented by Ferrel Anderson of the Quad City Archeological Society. 

eBook demo, 6:00 pm, July 10, at Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Learn how to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks for free from your library with our OverDrive Media service. 

For children & families:
Boa constrictorSerengeti Steve reptile show: 3:30 pm, July 11, Main Library Community Room. Serengeti Steve brings his show of snakes, spiders, lizards and other crawly things to the library. You may have seen him on America's Got Talent, but you'll see him up close at the library. Find out what a snake feels like!  

For teens:
Library Mini-Golf: 6:00 pm, July 11, Main Library. Try your luck at a mini-golf course around the library. Complete our course with the best score to win great prizes. Ages 12-18.
New Service for Music Lovers!

Now you can download music from the Rock Island Library - and what's more, you can keep it.

 

Freegal Music serviceRegistered cardholders of the Rock Island Public Library with accounts in good standing can download three Freegal Music tracks in the MP3 format each month via the library website. Downloaded tunes become part of your personal music library - they do not disappear or need to be returned after a set period.  Sorry, this service is not available to patrons of non-subscribing libraries.

 

Full instructions  on the Rock Island Library website under "Download This."

 

 
Senior Star at Elmore Place Hosts an Evening with General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret.) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kaylan Hamerlinck   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 09:24
Public invited to hear guest speaker and best selling author who served two terms in Vietnam

 

DAVENPORT, IA (June 27, 2013) – Senior Star at Elmore Place is pleased to host an evening with General Anthony Zinni, USMC (ret.), on Wednesday, July 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on its campus at 4500 Elmore Avenue, Davenport.  Appetizers will be provided.

General Zinni’s military service has taken him to more than 70 countries and includes deployments to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Western Pacific, Northern Europe and Korea.  His operational experience included two tours in Vietnam, where he was severely wounded.  He held numerous command and staff assignments that included platoon, company, battalion, regimental, Marine Expeditionary Unit and Marine Expeditionary Force command.  General Zinni received 23 personal military awards and holds 37 unit, service and campaign awards.

Since his retirement from the United States Marine Corps in 2000, General Zinni has continued to serve his country as the U.S. Peace Envoy in the Middle East and as the Special Envoy to the Henri Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (Indonesian, Philippines and Sudan peace effort).  He also serves on the boards of several corporations, universities and other organizations, offering insight gained from his 40 years of experience as a proven and decorated leader in the United States military.

Beyond his military service and corporate leadership roles, General Zinni has authored three best selling books including one he co-authored with Tom Clancy, entitled Battle Ready.

“We are excited to continue offering interesting speakers and topics for residents who live in the greater Davenport community,” said Kaylan Hamerlinck, assistant executive director of Senior Star at Elmore Place.  “General Zinni is an inspiration to patriotism.  Hosting him at Elmore Place will not only be a treat for our residents, especially our veterans, but also another way of supporting and enhancing our involvement as a member of this wonderful community in which we are surrounded.  We hope many people will join us at Elmore Place on July 10.”

Registration is requested by July 9.  To reserve space, please call 563.359.0100.  The first 20 people who RSVP will receive a free signed copy of one of General Zinni’s books.  

For more information about Senior Star at Elmore Place or to schedule a visit, call 563.359.0100 or visit the website at www.seniorstar.com.

About Senior Star at Elmore Place

Senior Star at Elmore Place, a Senior Star community, features 236 modernly decorated apartments spanning across 20 acres of beautifully landscaped property with many customized amenities to offer its residents in three distinctive living experiences:  independent living, assisted living and memory care.  For more information visit www.seniorstar.com.

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