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New Traveling Exhibition Tells a Story of Liberty and the American Experience PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Christiansen   
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 07:54

Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963, a traveling exhibition opening at the Moline Public Library on Monday, March 24th, examines the relationship between two great people's movements that resulted in the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and the March on Washington in 1963. Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. One hundred years separate them, yet they are linked in a larger story of liberty and the American experience – one that has had a profound impact on the generations that followed.

“We are pleased to have been selected as a site for this exhibition,” said library Director, Lee Ann Fisher.  “The dramatic story of how these two pivotal events came into being, a century apart, and how each helped put the nation on a course toward fulfilling its commitment to liberty and justice for all, is one that can inspire all Americans. Decades of work, struggle and sacrifice by many dedicated individuals and groups preceded both of these events. The exhibition tells the story of these struggles and their impact on American history and on the extension of equal rights to all Americans.”

The exhibition will travel to 50 venues across the nation, accompanied by public programming that will help audiences understand and discuss the relationship between these two great people’s movements.

The Moline Public Library is sponsoring free programs and other public events in connection with the exhibition. Changing America will be on display at the library until April 30th

The exhibit is presented as part of the six-week series with Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle which explores our nation’s civil rights history through film, discussion, and presentations.  More information about Created Equal and Changing America can be found online at molinelibrary.com/createdequal, by visiting the library at 3210 41st Street, or by calling 309-524-2470.

Changing America is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Local support for Created Equal and Changing America has been provided by Friends of the Moline Public Library, WQPT, and The Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus/QCOnline.

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TODAY @ 9am: Loebsack to Speak at Arsenal Energy Efficiency Groundbreaking Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 07:44

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack will be speaking at a groundbreaking event at the Rock Island Arsenal TODAY, March 19th at 9:00am to kickoff an energy efficiency project. The Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), which was awarded to Honeywell Federal Systems Group, will help increase energy efficiency in the Planting Department and result in a savings of $127 million over the next 20 years. As the only member of the Iowa delegation to serve on the House Armed Services Committee, Loebsack has worked to improve and strengthen the Rock Island Arsenal. Media are invited to attend.

Energy Savings Performance Contract Groundbreaking Ceremony

WHO Congressman Dave Loebsack

Colonel David J. Luders, Commander, Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center

COL Robert Ruch, Commander, U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center

Mr. Kevin Madden, Managing Director, Federal Systems Group

WHAT Dave will speak at the groundbreaking event to kickoff an energy efficiency program at the Arsenal

 

WHERE Weld Shop

Building 212

Rock Island Arsenal

 

TIME Program begins at 9:00am

 

NOTE:  All media must check-in at the main Arsenal gate and proceed directly to the Weld Shop

 

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LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 03/07/2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 10:07

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

 

Urban Classic Home – Becky Curtis, owner. Unique home décor, artwork, lamps, furniture and accessories. Interior design services. 124 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire. 563-289-1221. Ribbon Cutting – March 7 - 4:30p.m.

Interiors by the Sewing Room – Window treatments, bedding, pillows for designers and residential clients in the QC for over 30 years. Residential interior design services. Style, quality and value. 818 15th Ave, Moline, IL. 309-755-0045

El Rio Wellness Retreat –Featuring yoga and pilates studio, spa café, spa treatment rooms, Riverflow exercise pool, meditation garden and retail yoga supplies.  www.elriowellnessretreat.com 1000 Stagecoach Rd., LeClaire. 563-289-1334.

 

CALENDAR

March 7th – Urban Classic Home – Ribbon Cutting 124 N. Cody Rd. – 4:30p.m.

March 7th - Buffalo BIll Museum Grand Opening & Ribbon-Cutting 5 p.m. Celebrate museum's expansion. Open House (4-7pm) LeClaire Chamber of Commerce's Ribbon-Cutting 5pm.

March 7th – Crane and Pelican featuring ALASKAN KING CRAB LEGS! Call ahead and reserve your order - limited amount on hand! 563-289-8774

March 7th – First Friday in LeClaire – 5-8pm

Mississippi River Distilling Company Food and Spirit Tastings www.mrdistilling.com

Wide River Winery Wine Samples. www.wideriverwinery.com

Faithful Pilot - Live Music - The Matriarchs - 7:30

Aunt Hattie’s – Come in for a red velvet cupcake!

Razzleberries – Booze cake while it lasts!

Restaurants and several shops will be open late!

 

March 8th – Style with PM Interiors - Hunter Douglas Honeycomb Cellular Shade Repair Class Style with PM Interiors, 1293 Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire, Iowa, 2:30-4:00pm.  Fee - $15.00. Class size is limited. Reservations - 563-289-2330.

March 8th - LeClaire Recreation Family Night 4:00-6:30pm, $2 per person, 3 and under free. Concessions available. Open gym. Movie "ET" starts 5 p.m. www.leclairereccenter.com

March 11th – Chamber Networking Lunch – Crane and Pelican noon.  Member, Brad Morrison of Riverbend Signworks, will speak about Branding.  Everyone Welcome!

 

March 13th - 16th – Bier Stube - Big Ten Tournament Specials.

March 13th – Faithful Pilot - Calling all Foodies, first 10 tickets sold for $10.00 per person to a culinary chef competition at The Faithful Pilot beginning at 8:00 p.m, call Emily at 563.289.4156

March 14th - 17th – Bier Stube Corned beef and cabbage feature.

March 15th - Monthly Trivia Night in LeClaire at the Civic Center. Doors open 6:30pm, $10 per person. Corned Beef Dinner $7, including “to go”. Benefits LeClaire Civic Club. Win a Civic Center rental, other prizes! Reservations: Vicky 563-639-4621, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

March 19th – Faithful Pilot - Vino Vaso - $40.00 includes glass of wine, wine glass to paint, cheese & crackers, artsy fun!  Reservations made at Vino Vaso’s Facebook page!

March 22nd – First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire - Active Christians - Bingo Fun and fellowship for all ages. 6:30p.m. Welcome to bring wrapped $1-2 item or white elephant item for Bingo prizes. Bring friends and snack to share!

March 23rd – Faithful Pilot - Wine Tasting $15.00 for 15 wines and Chef small bites. Blind Tasting, so come test your wine palette!

March 24th – 29th – Bier Stube Week-long Anniversary Celebration! Daily food, drink specials, raffles! Friday March 28th - Old 57's band, 9pm-1am. Saturday March 29th- Karaoke, 9pm-1am. We want to thank Leclaire for 5 amazing years! Please join us for this celebration! We will continue to have karaoke every Friday 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Docks ready to go by mid-April!

 

March 26th – Faithful Pilot $5.00 Beer Tasting Kevin from Abu Nawas Beers will educate and teach about fun new craft beers for only $5.00!  Begins at 5:30. Stay for dinner after!

Mar 28th - Masonic Center LeClaire - Dinner 6:30 – 7p.m. Menu tbd

March 31st – Faithful Pilot - Beer Glass Vino Vaso! All things beer, beer steins, beer boots, beer glassware!  A different take on Vino Vaso! Make reservations Vino Vaso’s Facebook Page

Save the Date

April 1st – 12th - Expressions In Threads Celebrates Expansion and 10th Anniversary Grand Reopening! Special Sales all days. Saturday April 5th - Janome Sewing Machine educator will demonstrate the Janome 15000 embroidery machine.

April 2nd - Celebration Belle Begins 2014 Cruising Season April 2nd – October 31st.  Make reservations online at www.celebrationbelle.com or call 1-800-297-0034

April 4th - Frist Friday 5-8p.m.

April 4th and 5th – Girls Getaway Weekend dinner at Steventon's, standup comic, Bobby Ray Bunch. Top Chef Winner Robert Day cooking class, Carissa Evens hosts Beauty Boot Camp by BC Mobile Spas. Prize Drawings, Wine tastings at Wide River Winery and Grasshoppers. Free tour Mississippi Distilling Company. Solve the MURDER while playing the Wine & Murder Mystery Game. Goodie bag and more. $45 per person

April 20th – Easter Sunday – First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire Two worship times, 8 and 10a.m. Free Easter Breakfast at 9a.m.

 

April 20th – Faithful Pilot - Easter Brunch 2 seatings, 10:00 & 12:30 - 3 course brunch for $30.00.  No coupons, or gift certificates valid.

FYI

 

Dwellings Now open at New Location 414 N. Cody Rd.

August 10th – LeClaire Community Night, Modern Woodman Ball Park. Game time 5:00pm, River Bandits/Beloit Snappers. Mayor Bob Scannell will throw first pitch! A night to celebrate businesses and folks of Leclaire. Awards or special on-field recognition can be done followed by short video on mega-tron highlighting special places and faces in LeClaire filmed the week before. Businesses or groups interested in participating may contact Amanda Henzen, Account Executive and Director of Merchandise 563.333.2729 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The next Riverbend Signworks "Updater" released next week focusing on utilizing fleetgraphics to expand your branding efforts. Sign up:  http://riverbendsignworks.com/contactus/ See brief:  http://riverbendsignworks.com/2014/03/04/custom-fleet-graphics-for-your-quad-cities-business/

LeClaire Information Center Volunteers Needed! Contact Cindy Bruhn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-650-7963 to volunteer.

Visit the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce website www.leclairechamber.com and see us on Facebook!

PROPERTY LISTINGS

Commercial Space Available for Rent - 118 N. Cody Rd. Call 563-289-2525.

Commercial Property Available - 1295 and 1297 Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire, Iowa. Please call: Mike Burke - Mel Foster Co. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Mobile: 563-349-2705, Direct: 563-823-5272

Commercial Space for Rent – 204 Jones St. - Call 563-370-2386 for more information. Will show by appointment. Commercially zoned only. Lease with option to purchase.

Home for Rent - Single family home on the River - two bed, two bath (could be three bed, two bath). Newly remodeled throughout, new appliances. 2 car attached garage. 1405 Canal Shore Dr. $1300 month - Dock access is negotiable. Call 563-529-1346.

Park Run Apartments/Newbury Living complex - 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Available - 1701 Iowa Drive, LeClaire, Iowa 52753. 1 BR, 2 BR or 3 BR unit. Call (563) 289-5159 more information today!

Do you have Residential or Commercial property available? 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.

SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND

 

Beginning March 2014 – LeClaire Civic Club Morning Coffee Time 8–11am every Mon/Wed/Fri.  Coffee, donut, and chatter! Bring checker board, cribbage board, or a newspaper and meet old and new friends! (No Coffee Time 3/7 due to other function at Center)

First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire Sunday School each week for all ages at 9 am and worship at 10 am Join us every Wednesday from March 12- April 9 for a free soup supper at 6:15 pm and worship at 7 pm. Palm Sunday, April 13, 10 am worship. Maundy Thursday Worship with Communion on April 17, 7p.m. Tuesday, May 20 Women’s Mini-retreat, 9:30 am to 12 noon, cost $6.Call Pastor Melody, 563-381-7777.

LeClaire Events Coming Up!

April 4-5 - Girls Getaway Weekend

April 25 - Masonic Center LeClaire-Taco Bar 6:30-7:30 proceeds to BSA Venture Crew 212

May 2-3 – French Market Days

May 3-4 – LeClaire Community Library Book Sale

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo

June 6-7 - City Wide Garage Sales

August - Tug Fest

October 12 - Apple Fest

October - Witch's Walk

December - Christmas in LeClaire

 
Kindred Book Discussion at Moline Public Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Christiansen   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:08

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Professor of English Everett Hamner will lead a discussion of Octavia Butler’s novel Kindred on Thursday, April 3rd, 7:00 p.m. at the Moline Public Library.  Space is limited, so registration is required.  To borrow a copy of the novel and register for the discussion, visit the library at 3210 - 41st Street, or call 309-524-2470.

This book discussion of Kindred is presented as part of the six-week series Created Equal and Changing America, which explores our nation’s civil rights history through film, exhibition, and presentations.  The novel tells the story of Dana, a black woman living in 1976 Los Angeles who finds herself travelling through time to the 19th century South, where she saves the life of her ancestor, the white son of a slaveholder.  Kindred uses science fiction to explore the themes of slavery, race, and gender.   Octavia Butler (1947-2006), one of the most acclaimed female authors in science fiction, and has been praised for “writing the most detailed social criticism and creating some of the most fascinating female characters in the genre” (The Village Voice).

Leading the discussion is Dr. Everett Hamner, who earned his master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins and Regent College (University of British Columbia) and his PhD from the University of Iowa.  His essays may be found in such journals as American Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, Religion and Literature, and Science Fiction Studies.

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Changing America is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Local support for Created Equal and Changing America has been provided by Friends of the Moline Public Library, WQPT, and The Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus/QCOnline.

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Quad Cities Comic Book Convention PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Alan Morton   
Monday, 10 March 2014 15:03
The Quad Cities Comic Book Convention will be held on Saturday March 15 at the Ramada Inn in Bettendorf, IA. The Ramada Inn is located at 3020 Utica Rd (I-74@ Kimberly Rd / Spruce Hills Dr, IA Exit 2).

It will be open to the public from 10 AM to 4 PM and admission for the public is free. Dealers from three states specializing in comic books new and old, toys and related. Or if you have old comics lying around that you no longer want bring them by dealers are buying.

For further information contact Alan at (309) 657-1599 or visit www.epguides.com/comics.

 
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