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August Fun in LeClaire, Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cindy Bruhn   
Friday, 26 July 2013 13:21

There are plenty of fun reasons (in addition to the great shops, restaurants and attractions) to come to LeClaire, Iowa in August. Between events such as First Friday, a car show, craft show, the Tug Fest and live music every Friday, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

On Friday, August 2nd, “First Friday” kicks off the month with food and drink samples at Wide River Winery and the Mississippi River Distilling Co. Enjoy live music outdoors at Wide River Winery by Patchy Fog from 5-8pm, at Grasshoppers by Acoustic Friends from 6-8pm and at the Faithful Pilot Café by The Matriarchs from 7-9pm. Many shops stay open late, and LeClaire Antiques and Appraisals offers free appraisals until 7pm. Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium and Razzleberries Fine Gifts offer a sweet treat while supplies last. Dine at one of the many restaurants that LeClaire has to offer then join in the fun with Karaoke at Sneaky Pete’s at 9pm and you will have a wonderful evening! For more information: www.visitleclaire.com

On Saturday, August 3rd, come on out to LeClaire to see British cars at the Heartland British Autofest from 9am – 3pm on the Levee. This event was previously held in the Village of East Davenport. For more information: www.qcbac.home.mchsi.com/

Also on Saturday, take in a craft show at the LeClaire Civic Center from 9am-3pm.

Sunday, August 4th, treat yourself to brunch or lunch in LeClaire and then take in the live music at Wide River Winery featuring Jordan Danielson from 2-5pm while enjoying your favorite bottle of wine.

Be sure and join us for Tug Fest 2013 in LeClaire, Thursday-Saturday, August 8-10. Just some of the fun includes a carnival, food vendors, live music, parade and the greatest fireworks over the Mississippi River on Friday evening, 5k run on Saturday morning, and the feature of the fest – a tug-of-war across the Mississippi River from 12:30-2:30pm on Saturday. Even the kids can get in on the action at 11am on Saturday with a Children’s tug-of-war. Admission is free on Thursday; $5 on Friday and Saturday; children under 12 are free. Find all the details at www.tugfest.com

There will be live outdoor music the remaining Fridays of the month at Wide River Winery from 5-8pm. The schedule is as follows: August 9th The Whoozdads; August 16th Pieces of Candy, August 23rd Dan Peart; and August 30th our own Mississippi River Distilling Co. co-owner, Ryan Burchett and the Moonshiners. For more information: www.wideriverwinery.com

The Faithful Pilot Café’s monthly brunch offering is on August 18 with seatings at 10am and 12:30pm. Pick your favorite “first”, “garden” and main entreé from their special brunch menu. For reservations call 563-289-4156. For more information: www.faithfulpilot.com.

LeClaire, Iowa is located at a point where the Mississippi River makes a sharp bend to the southwest. LeClaire's historic bond with the river and the bold men who tamed the Upper Rapids is still visible in the homes and buildings they left behind. On May 7, 1979, their homes were recognized as part of the nine-block Cody Road Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places. LeClaire’s other attractions include the Buffalo Bill Museum/Lone Star Stern Wheeler, Mississippi River Distilling Co., and Antique Archaeology, home of the American Pickers.

For more information on LeClaire visit www.visitleclaire.com.

 
What's Happening at the Putnam July 24 edition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Putnam Museum   
Thursday, 25 July 2013 07:37
NOW PLAYING



Closing TOMORROW
Star Trek:
Into Darkness 3D
COMING SOON

 




Opening Friday July 26
Monsters
University 3D











OPENING IN AUGUST
Man of Steel 3D
Click here for more details!






Tickets now on sale!
Monarch Butterfly

Workshop

Saturday, August 24

 




Putnam Museum
1717 W 12th St
Davenport, Iowa 52804
563-324-1933

 
WHAT'S NEW AT THE ZOO PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Niabi Zoo   
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:37
OPEN DAILY 9:30-5:00

The weather will be perfect this week for a visit to the zoo. Hop aboard the train, take a spin on the carrousel and feed the animals while you're at the zoo. Be sure to catch our free Keeper Chats at 11:00 and 2:00 each day.

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Bring the kids to Niabi on Thursday night and explore the zoo while the sun sets. Advance RSVP required by July 26 for this members only FREE event. Not a member? Sign up today to take advantage of this great membership perk!

 

FAMILY NIGHT
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Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. Announces 2nd Annual Night at the Shelter – SleepOut PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Gibbs   
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:20

The Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Night at the Shelter SleepOut will be held October 4-5, 2013 at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport. The Night at the Shelter SleepOut is designed to bring awareness about homelessness in the Quad City community and raise funds to help provide beds and support for homeless persons served at the Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc.

Gather your family and friends and join us for an enlightening, fun-filled night to help fight homelessness in the QC area. Participate in the “Build Your Own Shelter” contest and stay the night in what you build. Activities throughout the evening will include: live music, performance by Comedy Sportz, games, food, poverty simulation, and an outdoor movie on the Modern Woodmen Park Jumbo screen. General admission to this event is $10 per person, although we hope you will help us raise additional funds by asking everyone you know to sponsor your efforts to help the homeless. No amount is too small and a $10 donation will support a bed for one night. Your participation in this event will help ensure the continuation of shelter services to homeless men and women in the QC area well into the future. Visit www.humilityofmaryshelter.com for more information and to print off your registration and donor materials.

New this year, your donation could be matched! The Congregation of the Humility of Mary has established a goal of raising $250,000 from April 1, 2013 – April 30, 2014. As a challenge and inspiration, the Congregation of the Humility of Mary sisters will match dollar for dollar the first $100,000 raised. This is to encourage new and/or increased donations from the Quad City community to support and ensure the continued operation of the Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc.

Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. provides emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supporting housing programs that offer opportunities for men and women experiencing homelessness to become emotionally, mentally, and physically more stable.

The shelter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has proudly served the Quad City community since 2008.

 
National Executive Director of Social Security Works to Speak Locally PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Caryn Unsicker   
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:03
Alex Larson, Executive Director of Social Security Works in Washington D.C., will give a talk hosted by Progressive Action for the Common Good on Thursday, July 25th, from 6 to 7pm at Cobblestone Place, 1212 W. 3rd Street,  in Davenport.  Please see the attached press release for details.  Caryn Unsicker, Board President of PACG, can be reached at 309- 912-6632 if you have questions regarding this event.

 
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