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Pet blessings at St Mark Lutheran Church PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pr. Doris Nolan   
Monday, 30 September 2013 15:58

Are you a dog lover? Are you a cat person? Do ferrets make you smile?

St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2363 W. 3rd St., Davenport will be having a service of pet blessing on Saturday, October 5th at 3:30 pm in the east parking lot of the church.

“Our pets are members of our families and this service gives us the opportunity to thank God for our pets and to bless them as the special gifts from God that they are in our lives,” said the Rev. Doris Nolan, associate pastor at the church.

All are welcome to bring their pets to this service.

For more information, call the church office, at 563-322-5318; from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. week days

St. Mark Cares…Welcome, Worship, Witness.


This Week in Downtown Davenport (Sept 30-Oct 2) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Monday, 30 September 2013 15:47
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Although the Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition closes this weekend at the Figge, two new exhibitions will open! View larger-than-life Catrina dolls and community ofrendas when the Day of the Dead Exhibition opens tonight.   This evening will also feature Thursdays at the Figge, where you can expect music, free snacks, salsa dancing, and specialty cocktails in honor of the opening. Return to the Figge on Saturday for a  lasting impression of America when 1934: A New Deal for Artists Exhibition opens.
Spend an evening with an American musical legend at the River Music Experience tomorrow night!   After performing with acts such as Eric Clapton and U2, Buckwheat Zydeco heads to the Redstone Room for an unforgettable and unique performance.  Familiarize yourself with a little gypsy-swing-jazz when Caravan of Thieves take the RME stage Saturday. Join us for this season's LAST Friday Live at 5 event tomorrow in the courtyard featuring Busted Chandeliers, too!
With the final days of September upon us, it's time for Bucktown's Final Friday featuring a book release party in Subtopia Studios and the must-see Title Wave Exhibit the guys at General Assembly Tees have been hard at work on.  If you've not been to Bucktown in awhile, there is  A LOT of new great art to enjoy and purchase!  Start your weekend off right during Final Friday with music by Subatlantic, beer from Front Street Brewery, books, food, and more.
Help raise funds for a new Catheterization Lab suite by checking out the styles of autumn during the Friends of Trinity Medical Center Celebrity Style Show at the RiverCenter.   Enjoy a luncheon that features vendors with merchandise ranging from jewelry to potter to gourmet cookies and more. On Saturday, you can start your morning off at the Quad Cities Prayer Breakfast.
For all you tea lovers out there, be sure to venture over to Gallery 114 on Saturday for the 3rd Street Tea Party! Taste a variety of teas, both hot and cold, while perusing paintings, jewelry, and pottery by various artists. You can grab dinner at Antonella's or Boozie's Bar and Grill next door.

Speaking of 3rd Street, you may have noticed The Office Bar & Lounge recently opened!  Their official grand opening is still on the horizon, but their unique atmosphere and excellent service is already drawing plenty of visitors.  Check it out while you're in the neighborhood.
Keep in mind that Bix Bistro's 5 Course Oktoberfest Dinner highlighting a portfolio of Ayinger Beers will be next Thursday. Until then, make a trip to Hotel Blackhawk for a night of Blackhawk Bowling with friends and family. Or, stop in Spa Luce to pamper yourself with a variety of spa services including massages, facials, and more.
See you downtown!
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Monday, September 30


Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

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

Price: $3 Margaritas and $5 Tacos



Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE


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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $5 and Up


Tuesday, October 1

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
Class: Drawing Basics- Line to Form I
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $75/member, $85/non-member
Class: Figure Drawing
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $20/3classes/student; $30/3 classes/adult; $12/single session

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE


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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

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

Price: $10



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


Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE



Wednesday, October 2


Art Lovers Book Club

Where: Figge Cafe

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE (members only)



Attack of the Casks

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

24th Annual Apple Fest in LeClaire, Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cindy Bruhn   
Monday, 30 September 2013 15:40


The LeClaire Lions Club presents “Apple Fest on the River” in LeClaire, Iowa on the Levee and downtown area on Sunday, October 13, 2013. It is a fun, family event that features apples, apple cider and many homemade apple food items including pie, strudel, and scones. Various other baked goods that will be available include cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, artisan bread and snack items such as crepes, cotton candy, granola, and kettle corn. Vendors will also be selling jams and jellies, pumpkins, copper jewelry, handmade canoes, glass garden art and much more!

The Quad City Antique Car Club will be showing off their cars, and a dunk tank will be part of the fun at Dudley’s Cottage and Gifts.

There will be a “Kids Only” area for a small fee that includes face painting, apple beanbag toss, cookie decorating, and jump house. Free eye testing for children age 6 months to 5 years is available at the Apple Fest. “Kids’ Sight First" testing is performed by Dr. Lisa Nix.

Apple pie baking & pie eating contests, apple sliders and many more specialty items will be available at downtown businesses along with wonderful fall shopping and dining. For more information about the apple pie baking and pie eating contests or to enter in advance, go to Aunt Hattie’s at 102 S. Cody Rd. in LeClaire.

The Lions Club’s involvement in LeClaire includes various community improvements. The Club has made donations to the LeClaire Police Department, Fire Department, Community Library, Levee improvements, Parks and Recreation, and they provide a $1,000 college scholarship to a local high school student every year. They also assist those in the community in need of glasses and hearing aids. Proceeds from the Apple Fest help further the LeClaire Lions Club’s community efforts.

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You're invited to the Inside the Music Luncheon PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Volunteers for Symphony   
Monday, 30 September 2013 15:21
Join us on Friday, October 4, at 12:00 noon for the Inside the Music Luncheon with Conductor Mark Russell Smith. This is your chance to get the backstory on this year's season opening Masterworks performance. This year's opening features a world-premiere from composer Michael Torke, Brahms' First Piano Concerto, and Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra with an original narration by Don Wooten.

Inside the Music is also your opportunity to meet composer Michael Torke and acclaimed pianist Jonathan Biss.

Reservations for this lunch are $20 and can be made using the link below.

Inside the Music is hosted by Volunteers for Symphony. Click here to become a member.

October 4, 2013
from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Figge Art Museum
225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport

Niabi Zoo Uproar - Zoofari Edition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Niabi Zoo   
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 13:08



Get your tickets today for Zoofari on Saturday night, October 12. The Australian-themed menu from Johnny's Italian Steakhouse has been set and outback decor is being built to transform the tent into an Australian paradise. Tickets are $150 for this fundraising gala that includes dinner and open bar. Look for the VIP seating option when you buy tickets.



Boo at the Zoo is two days of family fun with trick-or-treating in the daytime. See Niabi's scary black cat, the jaguar, and get spooked by snakes in the Reptile House. Regular admission rates apply and members always get in free. Children and adults are encouraged to wear costumes and celebrate at Niabi's biggest event of the year. Watch for details about the zoo's pumpkin carving contest.


SUNDAY, OCT 20 -1:00 - 3:00 P.M.


Calling all teachers! To show our appreciation to the teachers of the Quad Cities, Niabi Zoo is offering FREE admission to teachers and reduced admission to their guests on Educators Day. Enjoy free gifts, fun opportunities and gather information about incorporating Niabi Zoo into your class curricula. This will be a prime week for fall leaves at the zoo!



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