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Sept. 19th. 2013 " The Ebb and flow of brass bands along the Mississippi River in the Quad City area " PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Friday, 30 August 2013 12:14
By
Jerry Miller

The Quad City area has a long history of brass bands starting with the first settlers in our area. The tradition of brass bands grew with companies such as John Deere sponsoring brass bands. Today the tradition continues with the Big River Brass Band.

Jerry Miller will lead a discussion of brass bands in our area at the Moline Club on September 19,2013.

Jerry Miller and his wife Phyllis Miller live in Moline . Jerry attended the Moline schools and graduated in 1965. He has played in many area bands and orchestras as a trumpet player. Jerry's wife Phyllis also plays trumpet and is a music educator in public and private schools and gives private music lessons in various area locations. Jerry is a co-founder of the Big River brass Band.

Independent Scholars' Evenings.
7:00 p.m.
September 19th. 2013

Independent Scholars' Evenings are
Held at
The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue
Moline. IL 61265

Dress code: business casual
Refreshments will be served

Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd a 501(c)3 organization since 1996 under US laws at State and Federal level.

 
Israeli/Palestinian Conflict Series in October at Moline Public Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Christiansen   
Thursday, 29 August 2013 15:11

The Moline Public Library and the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities welcome historian Dr. Arthur Pitz as he leads the four-part series The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict: Is Peace Possible? beginning in October.  The program will be held four consecutive Tuesdays, October 8, 15, 22 and 29th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Moline Library, 3210 41st Street.  No registration is required for this series.  For more information, visit the Moline Public Library or call 309-524-2470.

Dr. Pitz will introduce issues facing Israelis and Palestinians through the scope of the Harvard Program on Negotiations.  The series schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, October  8: What are the main roots of the Arab-Israeli Conflict?

How might they be addressed? Is this an age-old contest?  Dr. Pitz will help uncover those roots.

Tuesday, October 15: How does the Arab-Israeli conflict play out in the West Bank? Part I Participants will discuss the broader context of the problems faced in the West Bank and then focus on Hebron as a microcosm of the complex nature of the overall conflict.

Tuesday, October 22: How does the Arab-Israeli conflict play out in the West Bank? Part II Water is the basis for life as we know it and it is scarce in the West Bank.  Who should control it?  This contentious problem is also a microcosm of the complex nature of the overall conflict. 

Tuesday, October 29: Is there any hope for a peace process in the Arab-Israeli Conflict?

How might  Harvard's Program on Negotiations be used as a way to facilitate that process?  And, how might Harvard's Program on Negotiation be employed to deal effectively with the kinds of difficult, complex issues we face in our daily lives?

This grant-funded series is provided by the generosity of the United States Institute of Peace, the independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. USIP works to save lives, increase the government’s ability to deal with conflicts before they escalate, reduce government costs, and enhance national security. USIP is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in Baghdad, Iraq, and Kabul, Afghanistan.

As part of its congressional mandate, USIP devotes a portion of its budget to support organizations that will advance the field of conflict management by developing new techniques, establishing best practices, and professionalizing the field through education and training. The Public Education for Peacebuilding Support is a program of USIP administered by the Institute of International Education.

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LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 08/23/13 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 23 August 2013 15:02

ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 08/23/2013

RIBBON CUTTING!

August 24th - Dr. Crystal’s Chiropractic Care - Ribbon Cutting 12 noon, The Old Mill House at 419 N. Cody Rd. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Crystal!

 

Updated Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!

September 10 – Great River Financial Services - After hours - 5:30-7:30 p.m.

October 10- Steventon's - 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Join us on the deck!

November – Faithful Pilot – date and time tbd

December 10 - Hungry Hobo - lunch – noon

 

 

CALENDAR

August 23rd - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring Dan Peart - 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

August 24th - Dr. Crystal’s Chiropractic Care - Ribbon Cutting 12 noon, The Old Mill House at 419 N. Cody Rd.  Please join us in welcoming Dr. Crystal!

August 24th - Pleasant Valley Wrestling 2nd Annual "Grapple on the Greens" Golf tournament at Olathea Golf Course Silent Auction, games for the kids and a cookout. To be a sponsor, to donate prizes or to participate as a team, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

 

August 30th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring Mississippi River Distilling Company’s "Ryan Burchett and the Moonshiners”! 106 N. Cody Road  www.wideriverwinery.com

September 1st - Live Music at Wide River Winery 2-5pm featuring Tim Stop - 106 N. Cody Road  www.wideriverwinery.com

September 6th – First Friday in LeClaire! 5-8 p.m.

 

September 6th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring ‘The Old 57’s’, “East West Riverfest” - 106 N. Cody Road  www.wideriverwinery.com

September 6th-22nd - The 2nd Annual East West Riverfest A 17-day celebration of the arts, culture and heritage offerings that thrive in the Quad Cities and along the Mississippi River. Over 380 events will take place at various theaters, music venues, galleries, historic sites, parks, libraries, and attractions on both sides of the river in the Quad Cities. Enjoy visual, literary and performing arts.  Celebrate with world-class festivals and events. Visit exhibits, take a tour, ride on a riverboat, attend lectures, and participate in workshops. The entire East West Riverfest Event Guide can be viewed online at eastwestriverfest.com, or a printed guide is available at the LeClaire Information Center, 122. N. Cody Road, or can be requested through the website to be sent by mail or by calling the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-747-7800.

 

September 10th - Chamber After Hours Networking Event Great River Financial – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

 

September 12th – Workshop - Straight Talk with Liz Ann Sonders 3:00pm. Eric Johannes, Charles Schwab, 5345 Elmore Ave #300, Davenport, IA 52807. Please R.S.V.P 563-275-3659.

September 13th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring Danika Holmes -106 N. Cody Road  www.wideriverwinery.com

September 14th - Silver Creek Order of the Eastern Star Swiss Steak Dinner Serving 4-7 p.m. SWISS STEAK DINNER WITH ALL THE FIXINGS, DESSERT AND BEVERAGE Adults - $7.00   Children 3-12 - $3.50 Serving at the Masonic Center dinning room at 113 S. Cody Rd., LeClaire. Everyone is welcome!

 

September 19th - LeClaire Information Center Celebrates One Year of Operation!

Join us for our Open House & Volunteer Recognition! Since our Grand Opening on August 3rd 2012, the LeClaire Information Center has welcomed over 17,500 guests, including tourists, local residents, potential business owners and has provided information about local attractions, businesses, business opportunities, and other points of interest. Operated by the LeClaire Office of Tourism and located at 122. N. Cody Road, the Center is open Mon-Sat 10-4 and Sun noon-4. On Thursday, September 19th from 4-6pm, the public is invited to an Open House celebrating our “First Anniversary.” The event will include light refreshments and the opportunity to discover what the LIC offers residents and tourists.  The festivities will conclude with a short program honoring our volunteers. We are always looking for additional volunteers! Plus, Pleasant Valley High School students (accompanied by a parent) can apply their volunteer hours to the school's “service learning” requirement for graduation.  Training (for students and adults) only takes about an hour and volunteers are able to schedule hours through online scheduling software. Please contact Cindy Bruhn, LeClaire Tourism Manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-650-7963, or the LIC at 563-289-4242, ext. 1135, if you are interested in volunteering or for more information.

September 20th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring ‘Pieces of Candy’ - 106 N. Cody Road  www.wideriverwinery.com

Olathea Golf Course - 9 am. $60 dollars per person, 4 person best ball.  Food, prizes, and supporting a great Cause. Please Call Olathea to sign up @ 563-289-(golf) 4653

September 21st - Twilight Riverboat Dinner Cruise Sponsored by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce - Grandma Swain's Roast Beef Dinner - $40 per person - Cash Bar - Board at 4:30pm - Cruise from 5-8pm - Tickets available at First Central State Bank, Vern Spring, or Dayle Hall - 563-340-0862. Purchase tickets by September 12!

September 25th – Workshop - Reassessing Risk in Your Portfolio 12:00pm. Eric Johannes, Charles Schwab, 5345 Elmore Ave #300, Davenport, IA 52807. Please R.S.V.P 563-275-3659.

September 27th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring ‘Patchy Fog’ - 106 N. Cody Road  www.wideriverwinery.com

Save the Date

October 13th - LeClaire Lions Club presents "Apple Fest on the River" 11:00am-4:00pm Apple Orchards Welcome! Vendor Sign Up! NOW is the time! For more information: Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Phone: 563-340-6332 (Bonnie)

 

October 16th – Buffalo Bill Museum and River Pilot’s Pier – Fundraiser Dinner Crane and Pelican Café, 127 S. 2nd St., LeClaire.  5-6 pm Social Hour, 6:15 pm 3-course dinner. $40 per person. Ghost story told with each course! Reservations must be made by October 11. Call 563-289-5580 for reservations and more information. Feel free to wear Civil War era period attire!

 

FYI

One of our great chamber supporters Rod Varilek passed away on August 10, 2013.Rod lived in LeClaire with his wife Susan and was a developer for Ruhl and Ruhl. He developed Cody's Hunt and Cody's Legacy in LeClaire. Our prayers are with his wife and family.

A woman called from Minnesota to buy $200 worth of Chamber Bucks to give her new daughter -in-law for a wedding present. The daughter-in-law loves The Pickers and is coming to LeClaire to see them. The mother-in-law wanted her to have something to spend in LeClaire, so she thought of Chamber Bucks.  What a great idea!

The LeClaire Chamber Website and our Facebook page are currently being updated and revised. Watch for the new website to be up and running soon, visit us again soon on Facebook, and in the meantime, thank you for your patience! 

Buffalo Bill Museum is open until 5pm daily. Hours are 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!

 

SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND

Primitive Cottage is collecting food for the Princeton Presbyterian Church's Food Pantry which is in great need of food donations. They have helped a lot of people, and now they need our help.  Donations can be dropped off at Primitive Cottage in LeClaire. Please check the expiration date on items because anything that has expired can't be given away.

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.

 

LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar:

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

October 6th - Dogtoberfest at Bier Stube

October 13th – AppleFest – vendors sign up now – see info above!

October 24th - HalloWine

October 26th - Witches Walk Costume Contest and Parade

December 6-8 - Christmas in LeClaire

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

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

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport: 8/22 - 8/28 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 23 August 2013 14:59
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Four sisters make their way to one venue this weekend when SHEL arrives at River Music Experience! See what these four sisters have in store for you as they combine creative freedom and talent into a collective sound. Enjoy the August weather while you still can on Friday during Friday Live at 5, too! This week, MidAmerican Energy sponsors The Low Down for a surefire show! Don't miss up-and-coming indie rockers  Desert Noise on Tuesday at RME, as well.
To all you ladies out there, tonight's the night for you to relax over cocktails and healthy conversations at the RiverCenter. Join Women's Connection when they present 3 Simple Ways to De-Stress Your Life this evening. Be sure to wear comfy clothes so you can try out some yoga poses and dance moves while you're there! Stop at the Adler Theatre too and get tickets for the upcoming show featuring The Office's Creed Bratton on September 19th!
If you haven't had a chance to explore the Questionable Architecture Exhibition at the Figge, now's your last chance! Come see movable structures made by hand from one of the Quad Cities very own before the exhibition closes Sunday. But where one exhibition closes, another opens. Check out Colony Interactive and work together to build a new colony at the Figge. What a way to build community!
Saturday is a day of firsts for some downtown businesses! Be a part of Gallery 114's first ever Salon Show this Saturday. Enjoy various art along with live music by Mover and Shakers and comedy by Andrew King. Also on Saturday, the Quad Cities Food Hub will host the first of many seminars to come. This weekend's class revolves around Fall Crops and Harvest- Seasonal Plant Support.  Show up a little early to peruse the Farmer's Market beforehand.
Finally, we owe a big THANK YOU  to all of those who made River Roots Live the best show we've ever done! We hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather, BBQ, and unforgettable music as much as we did.   We're already looking forward to RRL's 10th anniversary next year!
See you downtown!
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This Week's Events: August 22 - August 28


Thursday, August 22

$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
David G. Smith
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Docent Mixer
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admisson ($7), or FREE with membership
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Cedar Rapids Kernels
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up

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: Artists Talk: Questionable Architecture
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Women's Connection presents: 3 Simple Ways to De-Stress Your Life
Where: RiverCenter
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: $20/members, $28/non-members

Friday, August 23

$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
Buddy Olson
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
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 The Low Down sponsored by MidAmerican Energy
Where: River Music Experience, RME Courtyard
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Keith Soko with Roger Carlson and Friends
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Mo Carter
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Candymakers
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
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Cedar Rapids Kernels
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up
SHEL
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:30 p.m. / Show 8:30 p.m.
Price: $10
Saturday, August 24

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

 

Buddy Olson

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

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 Opens: 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: 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: 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

 

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

 

Fall Crops and Harvest- Seasonal Plant Support Seminar

Where: Quad Cities Food Hub

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $15

Website

 

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
Live Music: Pat Willis
Where: Freight House Farmers 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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Orangadang and Two Peace
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price: $5
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

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
Website

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Salon Show

Where: Gallery 114

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

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

 

Sunday, August 25

 

$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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Class: Art History-Pop Art: Culture and Clash in the 20th Century
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership
Exhibiton Closes: Quesitonable Architecture
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:00 a.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

 

Projected 3-D Images of Australia

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 2:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $5 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

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

Website


Tour: Questionable Architecture
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Monday, August 26

 

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

Website


Tuesday, August 27


Acoustic Music Club
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 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

 

Desert Noises

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

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

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Pop Till You Drop

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Wednesday, August 28

 

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

Midday Moolah Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: 100 points per entry; 10 entries max per guest

 
Preventing Lost Potential: It’s A Community Commitment Worth Celebrating PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Johansen Murray   
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:57

Please take 2 minutes to watch this video about this movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j1llWo_l6M 

Quad Cities – The HAVlife™ Foundation is collaborating with local schools, city officials, nonprofit organizations, clubs and churches to obtain more than 10,000 pledges of commitment to prevent lost potential by September 19, 2013. This effort starts, what is being recognized as a movement to celebrate our youth’s potential for a future Quad Cities. Organizers believe with this movement, the community can secure the Quad Cities as the region that values and cares about youth the most in the nation.

Every day hundreds of organizations and individuals dedicate time, talents and treasure to the more than 78,000 youth in the community. The efforts behind Preventing Lost Potential Day are centered on making a commitment to youth and how, as a community, the Quad Cities will:  Educate, Protect, Encourage and Develop our future. “It’s time that we come together as a community and be proud of the ways we invest in our youth and prevent lost potential,” explains HAVlife™ Founder Mike Vondran.  “This is not about raising money for a cause, but rather encouraging the Quad Cities Community to adopt a stronger commitment to our youth.”

On September 19, the community is invited to a free youth celebration held at Schwiebert Riverfront Park as a part of the Rock Island Parks and Recreation’s Thursday Night Groove series. This event is open to the public and will include many youth centered activities. To learn more about this movement and to pledge commitment, visit HAVlife.org.

HAVlife™ Foundation was established in 2007 in honor of Hunter Aaron Vondran, his birthday is September 19. Hunter passed away at the young age of 13 due to injuries sustained in a tragic accident. The organization serves to prevent lost potential of youth through supporting schools and organizations with grants to encourage positive youth participation in the areas of music, arts and athletic programs. For more information visit www.havlife.org.

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