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LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 08/09/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Monday, 12 August 2013 07:54

ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 08/09/2013

The September 2013 Chamber Newsletter will soon be in production to be delivered to over 2500 recipients - Every Business and Home within the 52753 zipcode area!! Advertising rates remain: 1/8 page: $75; ¼ page: $100; ½ page: $125; full page: $250. Just send your ad information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will forward it on to House of Print for you. No cost assistance in developing an advertisement is available through House of Print. If you would rather work with House of Print directly, call 563-388-7701. You can send your ad to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or fax 563-388-7934 and please copy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Deadline August 15!


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August 8-10 – TugFest is Here!!!!!


4 p.m. - Carnival, Food, Beverages

6 p.m. - Parade

7 p.m. - Bingo - Play at the South End

7:30 p.m. to midnight - Live Music – ‘North of 40’

9:15 p.m. - Tug Pit Dedication

9:30 p.m. – Fireworks!!!


7 a.m. – Civic Club Pancake Breakfast – LeClaire Civic Center

8 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk – all ages – starts at Slagles

8 a.m. – Tug Team Registration – LeClaire Civic Center

10 a.m. – Carnival, Food, Beverages

10 a.m. – Kids Tug Registration

11 a.m. – Kids Tug – North End

11:30 a.m. – Tug Team Warm-Ups and Photos

12:15 p.m. – National Anthem

12:30 p.m. – Bags Tournament Registration

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. – BigTug!!!  At the new Tug Pit!!

3 p.m. – Awards!!

3:30 p.m. – Bags Tournament

4:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Live Music – ‘Half Fast’

8:30 to midnight – Live Music – ‘Vodkaseven’

Get ready to TUG!!!!!! 

August 9th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring "The Whoozdads" 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

August 12th – Economic Development Meeting – Great River Financial Services, 8:00 a.m.

August 13th – Chamber Networking Lunch - Big Dave and Holly's – noon – everyone welcome!


August 16th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring "Pieces of Candy" 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

August 18th - Sunday Brunch at the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Seatings at 10:00 and 12:30 - Reservations 563.289.4156 www.faithfulpilot.com


August 20th - First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire FREE LUNCH at the LeClaire Civic Center, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Come to eat and stay for the conversation! This will be the last free lunch, so join us!

August 20th - The deadline for returning a signed vendor agreement to Asbury United Methodist Church Asbury United Methodist Church of Bettendorf 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 were available June 15th.

August 21st – Workshop - Behavioral Finance: How Emotions Impact Financial Decisions 12:00p.m. Eric Johannes, Charles Schwab, 5345 Elmore Ave #300, Davenport, IA 52807. Please R.S.V.P 563-275-3659

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


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


Save the Date


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

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


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!



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! 

LeClaire Lions Club presents "Apple Fest on the River" Sunday, October 13th 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)

LeClaire Antiques is hosting an on going Plant Sale benefiting LeClaire Parks. Go by and see the beautiful plants for sale – great prices!

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 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!


Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!

August 13 - Big Dave and Holly's - lunch -noon

September 10 – Great River Financial Services - after hours – 5:30-7:30 pm

October 8 - Hungry Hobo - lunch - noon

November 12 – Subway – lunch – noon

December 10 - Happy Joes - lunch –noon



Ascentra donates $25,000 to Iowa Quad Cities Rotary to help establish a scholarship in late CEO Paul Lensmeyer’s name. He was a long time member of the service organization and was very involved in a number of Rotary service projects, including those focused on disadvantaged youth and disadvantaged families. Rotary’s primary fundraiser is Ribs for Kids and takes place on August 16th. Proceeds from that help children of military families whose parents are serving people overseas attend a kid’s camp. The group hopes this will be an ongoing scholarship as part of the mission to help the advancement of people in need and youth and for people committed to academic achievement.


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


LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar:

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

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 - Christmas in LeClaire

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

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

Teacher appreciation night at the Figge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Dunlop   
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:47

Davenport, Iowa (August 7, 2013) – The Figge Art Museum will be hosting a Teacher Appreciation Night on Thursday, August 15 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery. Teachers and educators are invited to find out what the Figge has to offer their classes in the year to come.

Attendees will enjoy appetizers, a cash bar and idea-sharing while mingling with fellow educators and the Figge staff. There will also be an opportunity for educators to sign-up for free outreach visits from the Figge’s Big Picture program.

The event will take place in the Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery where the Beyond the Classroom exhibition is currently on display. Free admission!

About the Figge Art Museum

The Figge Art Museum is located on the riverfront in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays 12-5 p.m. Thursdays the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members and free to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.


Ballet Quad Cities Partners with Necker's Jewelers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Diane Koster   
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:43

Announcing the 4th Annual Diamond Dash

AUGUST 24th, 2013 In Downtown Dewitt, Iowa

"The largest scavenger hunt in the Midwest!"

For more information, or to register, go to NeckersDash.com
Necker's Diamond Dash
Ballet Quad Cities'
Bullying Prevention Program

$25 donation per couple
Cash or checks payable to Ballet Quad Cities
accepted the day of the event

to read about BQC's
Bullying Prevention Program


If you are interested in volunteering on
Saturday, August 24 from 10:30-2:00 pm
follow this link:

Or simply call Diane at Ballet Quad Cities

Help Us Use Our Noodles PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Caroline J Hicks   
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 13:56
St. James Food Pantry Spaghetti Luncheon
1705 Oak St, Bettendorf
August 17, 2013
11:30am til 2:00pm

Cost:  free will donation

Fundraiser Mission: Raise funds to continue the
St. James Food Pantry’s mission of feeding
the hungry in the Bettendorf area.

Help us to help others.

Forget-Me-Not: Victorian Day at Oakdale Memorial Gardens PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dustin Oliver   
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 10:48
Saturday, Sept. 14

Noon – 5:00 p.m. (with the last tour leaving at 3:00 p.m.)

Adults - $5

Children 12 and under – Free

Step into the past during Forget-Me-Not Victorian Day 2013 at Oakdale Memorial Gardens as we commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

This year’s Victorian Day will highlight those who fought in the Civil War or were deeply  affected by the war. Take a stroll through the grounds of this magnificent garden cemetery and hear the stories of soldiers, sailors, freed slaves, musicians and more as told by Oakdale’s “residents” themselves.

Victorian Day will include:

• Guided tours

• First-hand accounts of the past as told by Oakdale “residents”

• Guest speaker Minda Powers-Douglas, author of “Cemetery Walk” and “Translating Tombstones”

• Representatives of various local historical societies

• One-man, one act play MR. U. S. GRANT: A MAN AND A PATRIOT by Dan Haughey at 4:00 p.m.

Victorian Day at Oakdale is a family-friendly event. All proceeds go to the Friends of Oakdale for grounds improvements, including more handicapped accessibility, gravestone resetting and clean-up, and the removal of tree stumps.

Guests are reminded to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen. Parking is free.

There is no rain date; in case of light rain, call to verify if event will be held.

Established in 1857, Oakdale Memorial Gardens is a treasure trove of history and natural beauty.  It is one of the Quad Cities’ oldest and most beautiful cemeteries, boasting century-old oak trees, gently rolling hills and knolls, and a reflecting pond near the cemetery entrance.

For more information about the event, contact Oakdale’s office manager Deb Williams.

Oakdale Memorial Gardens | 2501 Eastern Avenue | Davenport, IA 52803

Phone: (563) 324-5121 | Fax: (563) 323-8141 | E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

From September 6 to 22, 2013, the Quad Cities hosts East West Riverfest, a community-wide, two-week celebration of the arts, culture and heritage thriving on this bend of the Mississippi River. Over 300 events will take place at almost 100 various theaters, music venues, galleries, historic sites, museums, parks, and attractions on both sides of the river in the Quad Cities. For more information, visit www.eastwestriverfest.com or the official Facebook page.

This event is endorsed by the State Historical Society of Iowa’s Iowa Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee. For more information on Iowa’s commemoration of the Sesquicentennial, visit www.iowahistory.org/museum/civil-war-150/index.html

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