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A Special Invitation to Schuetzen Park on June 12 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GAHC   
Friday, 07 June 2013 08:41
Dear GAHC Members and Friends,

You are invited to celebrate the 143rd anniversary of Schuetzen Park on Wednesday evening, June 12 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the park.  The Park Board of Directors will be on hand for refreshments and conversation!

 

Our thanks to Park Board President Kory Darnell for this kind invitation.  See you there!


Director
German American Heritage Center

 
Summer Learning for Adults Goes Beneath the Surface of New Technology PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Thursday, 06 June 2013 13:52

Rock Island, IL: For more and more adults, libraries are becoming go-to places to learn about new skills and technology, especially as services like music downloading and free eBook checkouts introduce additional ways to use library services and materials.

The Rock Island Public Library Adult Services department is no exception, offering 11 different events this summer where adults can learn about using library eBooks and audiobooks, downloading music and using either an Apple iPad or Android tablet computer.  Classes start next week and include the following free programs:

Getting Started Downloading Library eBooks & eAudiobooks: Learn how to use the Library’s free download services to get eBooks and eAudiobooks to your computer, portable listening devices, tablets, and eReaders.

  • Wednesday, June 12th, 6:00 pm, Main Library, 401 19th Street
  • Thursday, June 27th, 1:30 pm, Main Library
  • Wednesday, July 10th, 6:00 pm, Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road
  • Thursday, August 8th, 6:30 pm, Main Library

Using Your iPad: Learn more about your iPad, and what you can use it for. Bring your device with you for a free hands-on session with tips and tricks. This program is for owners of Apple devices only.

  • Thursday, June 13th, 2:30 pm, Main Library
  • Tuesday, July 2nd, 6:30 pm, Main Library

Getting Started Downloading Music: With the Rock Island Library’s subscription to Freegal Music Service, you can use your library card to download free music. Learn how to use this new service on a variety of devices.

  • Wednesday, June 19th, 6:30 pm, Main Library
  • Wednesday, July 24th, 6:30 pm, Southwest Branch
  • Tuesday, August 13th, 2:00 pm, Main Library

Using Your Tablet: Learn more about your tablet computer, and what you can use it for. Bring your device with you for a free hands-on session with tips and tricks. This program is for owners of Google Android devices only (includes Amazon Kindle Fire tablets.)

  • Thursday, June 20th, 2:30 pm, Main Library
  • Monday, July 22, 6:30 pm, Main Library

Going beyond technology, the Rock Island Library has one more opportunity for adults to work on an important life skill: Getting organized! Professional organizer and national speaker Mona Brantley, owner of the business “Organize That,” will present 5 Steps to Getting Organized on Tuesday, August 20 at 6:30 pm at the Main Library, 401 19th Street. Learn the one difference between organized and disorganized people, while understanding why you may have trouble getting or staying organized. Participants will both laugh and learn as Brantley provides logical and helpful hints, tips, and tricks that will make a difference in your life.

All events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.  The full list of summer programs is available at http://www.rockislandlibrary.org/page/summer-your-library, as well as in the Summer Events brochure and calendars available at all Rock Island Libraries.

For more news about Rock Island Public Library events, call 309-732-7323 (READ) or follow the Rock Island Library on Facebook and Twitter.

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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 6/6 - 6/12 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Thursday, 06 June 2013 13:41
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Hello!
Start your weekend off with some live outdoor music, refreshing drinks, and good company when River Music Experience kicks off Friday Live at 5! Sponsored by TAG Communications, this week's event features the Ellis Kell Band. On Saturday, RME gives you an excuse to wear your PJ's out of the house during their Dress Up and Dance Series: Pajama Jam! Enjoy contests, giveaways, and live music by Have Your Cake and The Candymakers.  Tonight, catch a great all female act visting from Austin, The Trishas.  On Wednesday, RME will host a phenomenal up and coming musician from St. Louis, Pokey Lafarge.
The Figge has activities for all crowds this weekend! Middle school students can explore the drawing of pop art during the Art in the Middle workshops. For the older crowd, enjoy fun studio art activities paired with a glass of wine and light hors d'oeuvres during Wine & Art tonight. There's even a chance to bond with the whole family by heading to the new Beyond the Classroom exhibit or participating in tonight's interactive Zumba Fitness class.
Awarding more than $50,000 each year in scholarships, the Miss Iowa Scholarship Program continues to be a great asset for the state.   Come show your support at the Adler Theatre this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Also, don't forget that tickets for the July 13th  Grace Potter & the Nocturnals show are still on sale.  Get 'em while they last!
With June already here, Father's Day is right around the corner! In need of a unique way of celebrating the holiday? Join the Quad Cities River Bandits on Sunday, June 16th, as they host pre-game catch in the outfield and their second annual Father's Day Cookout on the Sky Deck! This day not only features an all-you-can-eat buffet, but giveaways and prizes, too. Reservations must be made by June 10.
Don't miss the FREE concerts along the Mississippi River this summer during Music on the Levee at LeClaire Park. Wind down this weekend to the tunes of Josh Duffee & His Graystone Monarchs while enjoying refreshments. Speaking of music in the park, keep your eyes open for this year's River Roots Live line-up that we'll be announcing June 13th! Like our brand new
River Roots Live Facebook Page and be the first to hear the news.
We're excited to announce a new retail business!  If you're looking for a sweet fix, stop by Chocolate Manor located at 110 E. 2nd St. across from the Radisson!  With treats like gourmet chocolates, cupcakes, toffee, and even GELATO, this local chocolate shop is sure to impress. While you're there, ask about their gift baskets, dessert bars, and catering options. Chocolate Manor is already open, but keep an eye out in upcoming newsletters for the date of their official grand opening.
See you downtown!
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This Week's Events: June 6 - June 12


Thursday, June 6

Backyard Blowout

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Five Course Wine Dinner

Where: Hotel Blackhawk, Bix Bistro

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: $65/person

Website

 

Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Lars Rehnberg

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Miss Iowa Scholarship Program

Where: The Adler Theater

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $42.60 and up

Website

 

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

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

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The Trishas

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

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

Price: $10

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

 

Watercolor Class

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Price: $95/member; $105/non-member

Website

Wine & Art
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $15/student; all supplies provided
Workshop: Given Space: Writing Your Own Cartography
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership
Zumba Fitness
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Friday, June 7

$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

Buddy Olson
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
Coach Reece Summer Hoops League
Where: Centennial Park
Time: 11:00 a.m.
The Figure Skating Club of the Quad Cities presents the 17th Annual Quad City Championships
Where: River's Edge
Friday Live at 5 featuring Ellis Kell Band sponsored by TAG Communications
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 The Rough & Tumble
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Miss Iowa Scholarship Program
Where: The Adler Theater
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $42.60 and up
Saturday, June 8

 

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

 

Coach Reece Summer Hoops League

Where: Centennial Park

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Website

 

Cynthia Haring CD Release Show

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Dallas Hendrix

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Dress Up and Dance: Pajama Jam featuring The Candymakers & Have Your Cake

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: $5

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 Opens: Beyond the Classroom

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: Marking Territory

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

The Figure Skating Club of the Quad Cities presents the 17th Annual Quad City Championships

Where: River's Edge

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

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

Price: FREE

Website

Josh Duffee Orchestra
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Kevin Boyd
Where: Freight House Farmer's Market
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Miss Iowa Scholarship Program
Where: The Adler Theater
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $42.60 and up

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
Website

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Second Saturday

Where: Bucktown Center For the Arts

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Songwriter's All-Original Open Mic

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time :3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Workshop: Acrylic Painting- Pop Art

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $50/member; $60/non-member

Website

 

Sunday, June 9

 

$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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Coach Reece Summer Hoops League
Where: Centennial Park
Time: 1:00 p.m.
The Figure Skating Club of the Quad Cities presents the 17th Annual Quad City Championships
Where: River's Edge

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Music on the Levee: Josh Duffee & His Graystone Monarchs Big Band

Where: LeClaire Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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


The Legacy of Jens Jensen
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership

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

Monday, June 10

 

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

Tuesday, June 11


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

 

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

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 
Quad Cities Cruisers Annual Charity Car Show June 8, 2013 Southpark Mall Moline, IL PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John Bain   
Thursday, 06 June 2013 13:26
The Quad Cities Cruisers, the Premiere Local Car Enthusiast Club, will celebrate their 31st Year in a row of hosting their annual Open Run Car Show for Charity.  This year's event is at the JC Penney Parking Lot of South Park Mall, Moline, IL, from 4p-9p.  This year's charities that the Quad Cities Cruisers are working for are:  ARROWHEAD RANCH, VIETNAM VETERANS Chapter 299, and QC CRIMESTOPPERS.

Come see hundreds of classic cars, hot rods and specialty vehicles at this event!!!  There will be lots of Vendors as well!

Admission for spectators is FREE.

The Entry Fee per Car is $15.00.  This is a participant judged event.  The TOP 100 Vote getters will receive a special QUAD CITIES CRUISERS OPEN RUN XXXI Commemorative Plaque.

Dave Palmer of 3D SOUND will be providing the night's music spanning decades of great tunes!

There will be a chance for spectators to vote for their favorite car in the "People's Choice" Category.

The Quad Cities Cruisers is over 90 Household Members Strong!  The Quad Cities Cruisers originated in 1981.  Over the past 32 years the Quad Cities Cruisers have donated thousands upon thousands of dollars to worthwhile and deserving local charities.

For more information contact:

John Bain, President (563)505-6965
David Klauer, Car Show Chairman (563) 508-6210
Tom Saelens, Vice President (563)505-8657
The Quad Cities Cruisers thank you in advance for your continued support in helping make the community aware of our event.

Our Club Event Telephone line - 563-355-0036

Our Club Website- www.quadcitiescruisers.org

 
Jens Jensen this Sunday! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GAHC   
Thursday, 06 June 2013 09:05
Landscape Architect's great grandson to speak at GAHC Sunday, June 9th at 2pm!
Greetings!

Join the German American Heritage Center on Sunday, June 9th at 2pm for a talk on the Legacy of Jens Jensen. Our speaker will be the great grandson of the famous landscape architect featured in our new exhibit Land & Water, Jens Jensen of Fitchburg, Wisconsin. He will speak on the life and work of the great prairie landscape architect.
Sincerely,
Kelly
German American Heritage Center
712 W Second Street
Davenport, Iowa 52802
German American Heritage Center

 
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