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LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 12/27/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 27 December 2013 11:36

ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 12/27/2013


Saturday, February 1, 2014.  Chamber Annual Awards Dinner

Davenport County Club 25500 Valley Drive, Pleasant Valley, IA

5:30-6:30 Cocktails (cash bar) and Silent Auction

6:30 Awards

7:00 Dinner

8:00 Live Auction

6-10 Music by Keep Off the Grass

Please RSVP by January 24 to First Central State Bank at 563-289-2265 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it $35 per person paid in advance. Make check payable to LeClaire Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 35, LeClaire, IA 52753.  Casual Party Attire.  To donate for auction items, take items to First Central State Bank or email chamber for more information.

Time to Renew your LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Membership or Join for 2014! Go to www.leclairechamber.com to renew or join, or see the attached form to complete and return. Deadline to renew, February 1, 2014. Thank you for your membership!

CALENDAR


Now thru Jan. 12th - Enright’s LeClaire Super Car Wash – Annual Holiday Token Sale - 8 tokens for $30. Each token has a value of $6.50. Stop in for tokens and to register for weekly winners drawings! Tokens Make Great Gifts! Stock up for winter!

 

December 31st - Riverview Roadhouse: New Year’s Eve - ringing in the New Year with DJ Klucker. New Year’s Day - open at 11am to watch all the football games. Scotch Doubles Pool Tournament starting at 2pm on New Year’s Day, $5.00 per person. 701 N. Cody Road, LeClaire, IA 563-289-9969

 

December 31st - The Faithful Pilot Café - New Year’s Eve - Seven courses includes champagne toast at the end of your meal. Seatings at 6pm & 8:30pm for $100 per person (no coupons or discounts) $50 for a wine pairing will include 5 glasses of wine per person. Phone: 563-289-4156 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 117 N. Cody Road, LeClaire, IA.

 

December 31st - Stevenson’s: New Year’s Eve - Open for regular dinning from 5-9 and a party from 10-1. The party is $75 plus tax and gratuity. It includes appetizer stations, open bar, live music, a dance floor, a photo booth and a shot ice luge. Also providing people with a ride home if they need it. Call for reservations: 563-289-3600. 1399 Eagle Ridge Road, Le Claire, IA.

 

December 31st - The Crane & Pelican Café – New Year’s Eve is offering two seatings for New Year’s Eve - 6pm & 8pm. The menu is on their website www.craneandpelican.com. Three delicious courses for $45. They are filling up fast so call today for your reservation 563-289-8774. 127 2nd Street South, LeClaire, IA

 

Save the Date


January 14th - Chamber Networking Lunch – Happy Joe's – noon – everyone welcome!

January 25th – Freedom Rock Trivia – LeClaire Fire Station Come help raise funds for the Freedom Rock, coming to the LeClaire levee as the chosen site for all of Scott County! Doors open at 6:00 pm and trivia will start at 7pm. Cost is $10 per person. All proceeds will go to the Freedom Rock fund. You don’t have to be good at trivia – come for the fun and to support this great cause! To reserve a table, email freedomrockscottcountyiowa@gmail.com or contact Barry Long - 563-949-6969.

February 1st – LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner - Davenport Country Club – more details and invitations to come!

 

February 8th – TugFest Trivia – LeClaire Fire Station Doors open at 6:00 pm and trivia will start at 7pm. Cost is $10 per person.  You don’t have to be good at trivia – come for the fun! To reserve a table, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

March 1st – Rock and Roll Bingo!  LeClaire Rec Center – Fund raiser for Freedom Rock. Songs will be played and you identify the songs on bingo cards. There will be 50/50 and other raffles.  Event will be hosted by Cody Tucker of B100!  More details to come!

 

FYI


Visit the NEW LeClaire Chamber of Commerce website www.leclairechamber.com and see our updated Facebook page!


New Lunch Menu at Blue Iguana - all lunch entree options are 9 dollars.

 

Faithful Pilot - Every Wednesday 1/2 priced wine night with Chef’s Tapas menu to go along side. Don't forget to book all of your holiday parties with The Faithful Pilot or bring Chef Robert into your home and let us cater your holiday event! Now open for lunch, 12-2, Wed-Sat.

Buffalo Bill Museum Expansion “It's an exciting time in the museum's almost 57 year history,” said Robert Schiffke, Executive Director of the Buffalo Bill Museum & River Pilots' Pier, “as we start another expansion of our facility.”  The women who were members of the LeClaire Women's Club, who founded the museum in 1957, wouldn't recognize the building today, but they would see many of the items first exhibited in its original location at 114 North Cody Road, LeClaire. Included will be an Archival Workroom allowing careful access to the museum's extensive print and photograph collection, a ”hands on” classroom for children visiting the museum, and exhibits that highlight LeClaire's role in the region's economic growth through its shipyards, button factories, and river pilots who opened the region to river commerce.  An architectural drawing of the expansion is available for public view at the museum during regular hours, and donations towards the expansion are being accepted. “We appreciate the support of the community in this project, and donations of artifacts and funds are always welcome.  We are truly a community institution, and volunteers have grown the museum into the LeClaire landmark that it is today” said Connie Curlott, President of the Board of Directors.  The museum is open 9am – 4pm, Mon.-Saturday; 12noon – 4pm, Sundays. Call 563-289-5580 for more information or to donate to the

Commercial space for rent – 204 Jones St. - Call 563-370-2386 for more information. Will show by appointment. Commercially zoned only.

Park Run Apartments/Newbury Living complex - 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Available - 1701 Iowa Drive, LeClaire, Iowa 52753. Washer & dryers in every unit along with all other appliances.  Each apartment has either a balcony or a patio.  Considerable storage in each 1 BR, 2 BR or 3 BR unit. Call (563) 289-5159 for a tour and more information today!

Do you have Residential or Commercial property available? If you own residential rental property or commercial property that is available for lease or sale in the greater LeClaire region, please contact the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with a property description, complete contact information including phone numbers and rental or purchase pricing. As a service to the community, we would like to have the information available so we can share the most up-to-date information on our website!

 

SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND


First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire 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.

 
Moline Public Library Emergency Closing PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lee Ann Fisher   
Thursday, 26 December 2013 16:55

The Moline Public Library will be closed tomorrow, December 27th, due to a sprinkler freezing and bursting. Normal operating hours are expected to resume on Saturday, December 28th. 

Dewey's Copper Cafe and teh Friends Bookstore will be closed for a longer period of time. 

For more information, contact Lee Ann Fisher, Library Director, at 217-521-3104.

 
Market Closed on Christmas Eve, come celebrate with us on New Years Eve! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Freight House Farmers' Market   
Tuesday, 24 December 2013 12:34

From everyone at the Freight House Farmers' Market, we would like to take a moment and thank our friends, families, neighbors and especially, our customers.  Without your support this market would not be a success. We thank you for you support and patronage.  We look forward to a better and brighter new year and we hope that we will prosper together.

You don't have to wait for the outdoor market to start in May.   You can enjoy the indoor market all year long! Featuring many delicious, homemade and local products. What could be better on a cold winters night?

 
Happy Holidays - and a Sneak Peak at 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by R. I. Public Library   
Monday, 23 December 2013 14:30
Happy Holidays from your Library!
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"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."  A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

The staff of Rock Island Public Library wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, filled with good reading, good tidings & good health.
New Info - Community Partnerships at Your Library
Get Enrolled for Health Insurance! Walk-in one-on-one help sessions are available on the 2nd floor of the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street, on every Thursday, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Counselors from Genesis Health System will be on hand to help you sign up. 

Learn Something New in 2014!

Did you get a new eReader or tablet under the tree? Did you notice it didn't come with a manual? Your library can help with new classes for 2014!

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Learn how to use the Library's eBook and eAudiobook service OverDrive, to download books to your personal devices and computer. Registration is not required - the library does not supply devices.

Friday, Dec. 27, 2:00 pm,
Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street.

 

Library How-To: Download Magazines
Learn how to use the Library's downloading magazine service, Zinio, to download some of your favorite magazines to your computer or other personal device!
Tuesday, January 7th, 6:30 pm (Main Library)
Tuesday, February 4th, 6:30 pm (Main Library)

Using your iPad
Do you own an iPad and wish you knew more about it?  Looking for tips on what to use it for?  Head to the library for this session on using your iPad.  You must bring your device with you.  The Libray will not supply devices for use.
Thursday, January 9th, 2:30 pm (Main Library)

More Opportunities for Adults
Independent Movie Night for Adults - Thursday, Jan. 2 at 6:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library. Movie is "The Day I Saw Your Heart." In French with English subtitles. 

In 2014, the Friends of the Library Big Book Sale returns to an every other month schedule. The first discount book sale of the year is Thursday, Feb. 6, from 9;00 am to 8:00 pm, at the Rock Island 30/31 Branch Library, 3059 30th Street. 

Can't wait? You don't have to! The book sale room is open during regular branch hours. Stop by and pick up some great deals, anytime you are in the neighborhood.

Looking for something to do? Volunteers wanted! Stop by and talk to a Friends volunteer about helping out.
Begin Here for Fun from the Children's Library
Lego Block Club kicks off 2014 with a 4:00 pm program on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Main Library; Free building block fun for the kids! Sessions at 30/31 and Southwest Branch follow on the next two Wednesdays. 

2014 also brings a full schedule of children's morning, evening and Saturday storytimes, a new monthly "crafternoon," a Friday movie, and a big Midwinters Knight read party and reading contest. Stay tuned for more details!
Get the Scoop on Hometown Teams

Logo for Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service The second Community Meeting for Hometown Teams has been set, and you are invited. The Rock Island Library is seeking volunteers and partners to help implement the Hometown Teams national exhibit, and supporting programs and exhibits of local history, coming

to Rock Island in Sept. 2014.


To get involved, come to the meeting at the Rock Island Main Community Room on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014,  from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, or
call Project Coordinator Lisa Lockheart at 309-732-7303 or email her at the library.

 

Part of the exhibit will involve telling the stories of hometown teams from Rock Island and surrounding Illinois communities through local exhibits and free public programs.

 

Link to full story.
Take an Art Break!
Artist Bryan Cotton's one-man show, runs December 3 
Cityscape by Bryan Cotton through January 3 at the Rock Island Main Library. The 28-year-old Rock Islander specializes in ink and pen creations in architectural abstract illustrations, cityscapes, murals, cartoons, and still life perspectives. He primarily works in ink, but also creates in watercolors, marker, colored pencil and pastels. Stop by to see his work on the 2nd floor anytime during regular library hours.

 

Brainfuse Online Tutoring

Rock Island Library now offers Brainfuse, an online tutoring service that provides learning tools for learners from kindergarten through college, as well as adult learning tools for career, job searching and skill building.

 

The free service requires a Rock Island Library card.

 

To get started, click here!

 

 

Rock Island, Illinois > 309.732.7323 (READ) > www.rockislandlibrary.org Rock Solid, Rock Island.

 
Ring In 2014 at Me & Billy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Me & Billy   
Monday, 23 December 2013 13:31

 
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