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COME CHOW DOWN WITH MARINES YOUNG AND OLD PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtney Boothe   
Friday, 21 June 2013 13:31

DAVENPORT, IA/ June 21, 2013 – The Marine Corps League, Illowa Detachment #102 is hosting their Annual S.O.S. Dinner and Auction on June 29th. The chipped beef on toast, affectionately known as S.O.S., will be donated by Mo Brady’s Steakhouse.

The dinner and silent auction will take place from 5:30p to 7:30p the night of June 29th at the American Legion #26 on 702 W. 35th Street in Davenport, Iowa. For a $7.00 donation the public is invited to enjoy the traditional Marine Corps meal consisting of chipped beef on toast, hash browns, salad, orange marmalade and brownies.

Mike Osborn, Owner of Mo Brady’s, has close ties to this organization and is looking forward to being able to provide the S.O.S. for the event. “These veterans have served our Country and continue to do so many wonderful things to help out our community.  I’m happy to help them in their efforts where I can.”

The Marine Corps League’s Illowa Detachment, most known for their assistance to the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program, hosts their Annual S.O.S. Dinner to help provide scholarship funding for Marine families and financial support for veteran and community outreach programs. The organization is made up of men and women who have served or are serving in the United States Marine Corps or as Navy Corpsmen attached to the Marines. They serve to preserve the traditions of the Corps, assist Marines in need and maintain the high standards associated with America’s Corps of Marines.

About Mo Brady’s: Mo Brady’s is the Quad Cities’ hometown steakhouse. For more than 10 years, Mo Brady’s has brought fresh food, excellent service and enjoyment to thousands of Quad Cities families. At Mo’s, the chef never scrimps on quality ingredients, fresh from the source. Whole fish and steaks are flown in and hand-cut by our chef. And everything on your plate is made with care in our kitchen, from salad dressing and croutons to special sauces and hand-breaded tenderloins, chicken and catfish.

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LeClaire Chamber Announcements - Friday 06/21/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 21 June 2013 13:20

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June 21st – 22nd THE LeCLAIRE GIRLS’ GET AWAY WEEKEND! On the evening of Friday, June 21, and all day Saturday, June 22, 2013, TUGFEST hosts the Girls’s Getaway Weekend in LeClaire, Iowa! Sign up today for this amazing event featuring give aways, coupons, music, games and delicious food. MEET Anthony Ryan Auld the Winner of this year's "Project Runway All Stars" at the Girls Get Away Fashion Show & Cocktail Party on Saturday evening. No other contestant has had more wins beating the best designers in a single season of the show. Anthony Ryan will be speaking about his journey to becoming a top fashion designer and winning Project Runway All Stars. KWQC's anchor and on-air reporter Bailey Deitz will be the mistress of ceremonies for this special event. The LeClaire Girls’ Get Away will start on Friday evening, June 21, at the Wide River Winery, where you will taste award-winning wines, enjoy the music of Pieces of Candy in the Wine Garden, and pick up your GIRLS GET AWAY passport to LeClaire with your goody bags.

On Saturday, June 22, LECLAIRE GIRLS GET AWAY events include:

* Grasshoppers will host music and wine tasting on their beautiful lawn.

* Win Prizes every hour on the hour at Aunt Hattie's Fanciful Emporium.

* Dwellings will be hosting Margarita Man.

* Robert Day of the Faithful Pilot, and the winner of the Quad Cities Top Chef competition, will demonstrate some of his secret cooking techniques.

* Zaruba's will host mini make overs.

* Free Tours at the Mississippi River Distilling Company.

* Expert Tammy Allen will teach a FREE Class in "Punch Needle" at Primitive Cottage.

* The Buffalo Bill Museum will offer a Quilt Making Class.

Cost to participate in the LeClaire Girls Get Away are $65 per person. Go to Leclairegirlgetaway.com

June 22nd - Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Open for Lunch 11am-2pm 3 different sandwiches and chips for $5 www.faithfulpilot.com

June 24th - Le Claire Library is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10:00am-2:00pm.  For an appointment please direct donors to call 289-6002.

June 25th – First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire - Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia What to do and say, what to not to do and say, living with and helping family and friends, with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Dessert and coffee at 1:30, program and discussion to follow. No cost; please call 563-381-7777 to pre-register.

June 27th - Mississippi River Distilling Company Takes Over the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Bar 5:30-7:30 P.M. The men from MRDC take over the Faithful Pilot with signature drinks and Pilot appetizers for $25 per person www.faithfulpilot.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

Save the Date

July 1st - Friends of the LeClaire Community Library is planning an Open House to celebrate our 9th anniversary! Details are forthcoming!

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

Food and Beverage Samples at Mississippi River Distilling Company www.mrdistilling.com

Wine samples and live music at Wide River Winery 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)!

LeClaire Antiques and Appraisals - 'First Friday's Free Appraisals' until 7 p.m.

Other shops and restaurants will be open late!

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.

FYI

First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire FREE LUNCH at the Civic Center, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Third Tuesday of the month: July 16 and 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!

Programs, performers & activities for all ages. Registration materials for Children (B-5th G) available at the library starting May 20th.Program information & Activity Calendar available at the library & online @

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!

Reusable Usables - Planet Green recycled art after school classes on Tuesday and Thursdays.RSVP 563-289-3946 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

“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 $95,000 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.

June 21st-22nd – Girls’ Getaway Weekend

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!

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport: 6/20 - 6/26 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 21 June 2013 13:17
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Hello!
Prepare yourself for a weekend of BBQ, craft beer tasting, and the arrival of the Great Race! Spend your Saturday at LeClaire Park for the Kansas City Barbeque Society's 3rd annual BBQ & Craft Brew followed by live music in the evening. Make your way back Sunday as the historic 2013 Great Race arrives in the Quad Cities. Come out early so you don't miss the Show & Shine Car Show!
Having been called "almost a world unto himself" by The New York TimesEdmar Castaneda is act you don't want to miss this Sunday. With beautifully complex timing, lush colors, and a dynamic spirit, this Colombian jazz harpist brings his revolutionary music to the River Music Experience. On Friday, join RME's Rock Wars: Battle of the Bands Round 1 featuring 45 on High vs. Item 9 & The Mad Hatters. It's up to the fans to determine which band proceeds to the next round!
Brush up on your Pac Man skills tomorrow night when Barrel House 211 hosts an 80's Bash! Dress in your favorite 80's attire and get an 80's specialty shot for free, all while enjoying live music by Meet the Press. And what's more, every straw going into the specialty cocktail will feature the face of Tom Cruise from the movie Cocktail!
Learn how to take great and memorable shots of your vacations during the Travel Photography Class for Adults at the German American Heritage Center on Sunday. Don't forget about the Family Fun Fridays where families can explore the museum for just $10 this summer! This makes for a great opportunity to check out their Land and Water or Double Exposure: Prints of Past and Present exhibits!
Grab an early dinner at Boozies Bar and Grille on Saturday and then venture downstairs to Gallery 114 for their Opening Reception for guest Artist/Fine Art Photographer Matthew Terry. Peruse his works of art along with other displays featuring the works of Karen Klingborg, Marty Kiser, Lori Davis, Carolyn Jane Krueger, and Regan Hatfield.
farmer's market Spend some quality time outdoors this weekend and enjoy the summer weather! Get your jazz fix at this weekend's Music on the Levee featuring Swing Shift. If you're looking for some fun and affordable family activities, head to Red Hawk Golf Course for golf, food, and other activities on Friday. On Saturday, shop fresh and local at the Freight House Farmer's Market and enjoy live tunes by Pat Willis while you shop!
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This Week's Events: June 20 - June 26


Thursday, June 20

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

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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 Esme Alexis

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Opening Reception: Beyond the Classroom

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Kane County Cougars

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $6 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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Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: FREE

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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

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Friday, June 21

$1,500 FREEky Friday Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Website

80's Bash featuring music by Meet the Press

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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 Friday Night: Golf, Movie, and Activities
Where: Red Hawk Golf Course
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: $10/family of four, $2 each additional person
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)
Forever Losing Sleep with Ice Hockey, Dream Anabelle, & The Easy Mark
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5
Fridays at the Figge- Painting
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 Who Cares? sponsored by Betty, Neuman, & McMahon PLC
Where: River Music Experience, RME Courtyard
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Kevin Presbrey
Where: Kilkenny's
Time: 9:00 p.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
QC Rock Academy Vocal Camp Concert
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Kane County Cougars
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up
Rock Wars: Battle of the Bands Round 1 featuring 45 on High vs. Item 9 & The Mad Hatters
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.
Prce: $3
Whoozdads
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
Saturday, June 22

 

Backyard Blowout

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

BBQ & Craft Brew

Where: LeClaire Park

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m. (VIP Craft Brew Tasting); 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Craft Brew Tasting); 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Bands)

Price: $20 in adv., $25 at the door, $35/VIP, $5/live music after 5

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

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Price: $10

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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: 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

Pat Willis
Where: Freight House Farmers Market
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Shawna Swift
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Tim Stopulous
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Kevin Presbrey
Where: Kilkenny's
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Opening Reception for Matthew Terry
Where: Gallery 114
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: TBA
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. Kane County Cougars
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up
River Prairie Minstrels
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Whoozdads

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

Website

 

Sunday, June 23

 

$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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BBQ & Craft Brew
Where: LeClaire Park
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: $20 in adv., $25 at the door
The Great Race
Where: LeClaire Park
Time: Starts at Noon
Price: all events in the park are FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Music on the Levee: Swing Shift

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. Kane County Cougars

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

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

Website


Third Sunday Jazz presents Edmar Castaneda
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Workshop 3:00 p.m. / Doors 5:30 p.m. / Show 6:00 p.m.
Price: $10 or $15 for reserved seating

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, June 24

 

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 25


Class: Acrylic Painting- Beginners
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Price: $75/member; $85/non-member

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.

Price: $10

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market
Where: Freight House Building and Parking Lot
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: FREE

 
2nd Fiddle Sale opens for business PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Friday, 21 June 2013 10:24

 

For 30 years, Volunteers for Symphony has hosted the area's largest sale of gently used items to support the education programs of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. This year's sale has found a new home in Rock Island, in the former Rock Island Country Market/Eagle Country Market at 2252 24th Street.

 

The sale then continues on Friday, June 21, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, June 22, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both days are FREE ADMISSION. Prices are slashed to half-price on Saturday and features a $5 bag sale beginning at noon.

 

 
Materials for PatriART Week PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lynn Bartenhagen   
Friday, 21 June 2013 10:05
June 30th – July 4th

Color in PatriART Week with Red, White & Blue

MUSCATINE, Iowa

“Chalk-the-Walk” is one of several new events added to this year’s PatriART week. The 7th annual PatriART week is a celebration of Muscatine’s art, history, and culture culminating with the fireworks display on July 4th.  All events are free and fun for the whole family.

PatriART week kicks off on Sunday, June 30th with a family bike ride departing from Discovery Park at 1 p.m. Participants will stop by the Muscatine Art Center for tasty treats at the Friends of the Muscatine Art Center’s Annual Ice Cream Social. The Ice Cream Social will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Highlights include live music, a book sale, an art fair, “fun with fruit”, kids games, and family activities. The Muscatine Art Center will also hold a dedication of the E. Bradford Burns Performing Arts Park at 1 p.m.

One of the new events, Chalk-the-Walk, will be held on Monday, July 1st from 5 p.m. to dusk on the riverfront in the parking lot by the Riverview Center. During the event, kids are encouraged to use sidewalk chalk to color in cartoon characters recreated by Flynn Collier and other local artists. Chalk is provided by the Muscatine Art Center. The Muscatine Civil War Roundtable will also present the lecture, “Muscatine & Vicksburg” on July 1st at 6:30 p.m. inside the Riverview Center.

Tuesday, July 2nd features two events – the opening of the exhibit, “Rollin' on the River,” a collection of Oscar Grossheim's photographs of the Mississippi River and Concert Night at Weed Park. The exhibition is sponsored by the Musser Public Library and River’s Edge Gallery. The reception is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at River's Edge Gallery, 216 W. Third Street. The exhibition will be on view at River’s Edge Gallery throughout the month of July. Concert Night at Weed Park begins at 7 p.m. in the band shell with a performance by “Fun with Brass”. Following the band’s one hour performance, the Muscatine Civic Chorale will take the stage.

Noon on Wednesday, July 3rd brings the return of music on the lawn of City Hall. Mayor Hopkins has arranged for the “Vineyard Café After Hours” band to play. Residents of Muscatine will not want to miss this as Mayor Hopkins will take a seat behind the drums. Later in the day, families will want to catch all of the activities at Discovery Park for Family Night. The Environmental Learning Center will open a new temporary exhibition about snakes and let kids get up close with the slithery creatures. Friends of the Old Barn will offer tours and crafts from salvaged wood. The Friends of the Pine Creek Grist Mill will provide hands-on demonstrations and exhibits. Family Night will be from 5 to 8 p.m. with Grave Witching, a method for locating unmarked graves, offered from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Muscatine County Home Cemetery in Discovery Park.

The week wraps up with activities on July 4th. The Fourth of July Parade begins at 5:00 p.m. in downtown Muscatine. At 8 p.m., the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra will perform. The fireworks at dusk will mark the finale of the week’s activities.

Schedule:

Sunday, June 30

Family Bike Ride (1-2 p.m.)

Meet at Discovery Park and depart at 1 p.m. for a family bike ride of either 3 or 10 miles. Both rides stop at the Muscatine Art Center for free ice cream. Participants who decorate their bike will also receive a coupon for another sweet treat.

Contact: Greg Harper (563) 263-4043/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ice Cream Social (1-5 p.m.)

Come to the Muscatine Art Center to enjoy ice cream, assorted desserts, family friendly fun, and live music. This year there will also be an art fair and the dedication of the E. Bradford Burns performing Arts Park at 1 p.m.

Contact: Melanie Alexander (563) 263-8282/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Monday, July 1

Chalk-the-Walk

Bring the family to the Riverfront where local artist, Flynn Collier will outline cartoon characters for kids to color in with chalk. Activities will take place on the riverfront in the parking lot of the Riverview Center. Chalk is provided.

Contact: Melanie Alexander (563) 263-8282/Melanie@muscatineiowa.gov

Muscatine Civil War Roundtable’s “Muscatine & Vicksburg” (6:30 p.m.)

Listen to this exciting lecture at the Riverview Center.

Contact: Dan Clark (563)264-5990 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Tuesday, July 2

Opening Reception for ““Rollin' on the River,” Oscar Grossheim's photographs of the Mississippi River from the Collection of the Musser Public Library

Exhibition and Reception at River’s Edge Gallery, 216 W 3rd Street, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Contact: Pam Collins at Musser Public Library – (563)263-3065/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Joel Smyers at River’s Edge Gallery – (563)263-3176

Concert Night (7-9 p.m.)

Fun with Brass and Muscatine Civic Chorale at Weed Park Band Shell

Contact: Fun with Brass – Carolyn Airola (563) 264-2071/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Muscatine Civic Chorale: Jan Phillips-   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Wednesday, July 3

Concert on the Lawn of City Hall (12 p.m.)

“Vineyard Café After Hours” Band

Contact: Mayor Hopkins (563)264-1550

Discovery Park Family Night (5-8 p.m.)

Learn about snakes when the Environmental Center opens its traveling exhibit on snakes - Contact: Curt Weiss (563) 264-5922/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Old Barn Tours and Crafts- Contact: David Metz (563) 263-4222/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hands on Demonstration and Exhibits of the Friends of the Pine Creek Grist Mill-Contact: Tom Hanifan This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Thursday, July 4

4th of July Parade (5 p.m.) - Contact: GMCCI (563) 263-8895

Muscatine Symphony Orchestra (8 p.m.) On the Pearl City Station’s West Patio -Contact: Carolyn Airola (563) 264-2071/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fireworks (Dusk)- Contact: GMCCI (563) 263-8895

 
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