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Halloween in Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Monday, 28 October 2013 13:55
Trick or Treating is Wednesday, October 30; 5-8 PM
Halloween Parade steps off in downtown Davenport, Thursday, October 31; 7PM
Designated ADA accessible viewing area on the Skybridge and at Third & Ripley Streets
Halloween Parade Route and Accessible Viewing Area (96 kb)

 
LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 10/25/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 25 October 2013 14:36

ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 10/25/2013

The December 2013 Chamber Newsletter will soon be in production to be delivered to 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, send your ad to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and please copy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Deadline November 7th, 5:00 p.m. Get the word out about your business and be ready for the Holidays!!

WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS!

The Shameless Chocoholic and Sweet Dreams Guest House 200 Jones St., LeClaire.  Specialty chocolates and confections - indulging never tasted so good! And, indulge in a great night’s sleep by reserving the Guest House! Call Jen or Rebecca, 563-289-1339. www.theshamelesschocoholic.com

Tambi Rosendahl, Hair Stylist, Expressive Design 521 North Cody Road, LeClaire.  Specializing in micro-beading in Dream Catchers Hair extensions, color, highlights, hair cutting, waxing, facials, shellac, manicures, pedicures and protective color. 563-370-9263. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

CALENDAR

October 26th – Witches’ Walk Costume Contest and Parade Registration at 11 a.m. on the levee near the Pavilion. Judging and Kids’ Activities 11a.m.-1p.m. Free to participate! Parade starts at 1p.m. 

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October 26th – 4th Annual Hallowine! Starts at the LeClaire Information Center, 2-5pm, tickets are $10, available that day at the Information Center, 122 N. Cody Rd. First 200 attendees receive a free wine glass. Participants will also receive a wristband and list/map of the 10 shops that have the food and wine. Join us for LeClaire’s Food & Wine Tour, and enjoy local cuisine and wine samples while touring the shops of LeClaire! Proceeds to benefit local charities. www.visitleclaire.com

 

October 26th- The Faithful Pilot is open for LUNCH! From 12-4. Small wine samples for Hall-O-Wine.

 

October 26th – Wide River Winery – 1776 E. Deer Creek Road, Clinton. Celebrate the harvest season! Live music with the Old 57's, 1:00-4:00 p.m. The Old 57's perform a flashy show covering oldies and rockabilly music. Bring your dancing shoes! Cost is FREE with purchase. No outside beverages please. Featuring Harvest Hurrah. This semi sweet, slightly spiced wine is perfect for sipping on the porch, watching the sunset and toasting the harvest. Regular price $12.00 Saturday only: $9.99 (not valid with other discounts). Try Uncle Pat's BBQ - it's delicious!

 

October 31st - All women are invited to attend the First Presbyterian Church Annual Women's Fall Retreat (one day) at Camp Wyoming. We will leave our church at 9a.m. and plan to be at the camp at 10a.m. We will have devotions, craft by Rev. Pat Halverson, lunch (each woman brings her own sack lunch), snacks, hayrack ride (weather permitting), time for a walk, conversation and fellowship. cost $10. RSVP by 10-28 - 563-289-4371 or 563-381-7777.

 

November 1st – First Friday, 5:30 - 8:00 Downtown LeClaire

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

Wide River Winery Wine Samples. Open until 8PM featuring "Merry Berry" and serving dips paired with our award winning locally made wines.

Aunt Hatties – Come in for a red velvet cupcake!

Razzleberries – Booze cake while it lasts!

Faithful Pilot - The Matriarchs, live music - 7:30-9:00pm

Restaurants and several shops will be open late!

November 6th – River Valley Optimist Club Basketball Fun! Harlem Ambassadors vs The Optimist Slammers! (an eclectic group of local leaders and celebrities) 7p.m. Pleasant Valley High School Gym. Tickets $8 in advance/$10 at the door. Kids 12 and under admitted free with paying adult. Tickets can be purchased at Arndt Chiropractic Center or at LeClaire Antiques and Appraisals, or call 563-723-1877 for more information. Harlem-style comedy basketball featuring high-flying slam dunks, games with the kids, and hilarious comedy! Complimentary autograph session with theHarlem Ambassadors after the game. All proceeds go to the River Valley Optimist Club Youth Programs.

 

November 7th – LeClaire Community Library - STEM Club Love science, engineering, math, and technology? This is the club for you! Join us monthly for science experiments and more! Our first meeting will take place on November 7, 2013 from 4-5pm. Special guest, Dr. Neil Aschliman, from St. Ambrose University will be joining us to talk about the basics of DNA and we'll make our very own edible DNA models! Please note this program is recommended for those in 3rd-6th grades.

 

November 9th – LeClaire Community Library - Stampin' Up Class for Kids! Join us from 10-11:30am and make 2 unique cards for the upcoming holidays. This is a free program, but we ask that participants register ahead of time due to limited space. Call the library at (563)289-4242 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to secure your spot! Also, don't forget to bring a pair of small scissors! This class is open to 9-13 year olds only.

 

November 18th – Economic Development Meeting Great River Financial Services, 8:00a.m.

 

November 21st – LeClaire Community Library - You are cordially invited to attend an ENDOWMENT RECEPTION for the Green Tree Library Fund, a special endowment planted for the long-term benefit of the library and our community -6:00-8:00 P.M. The Black Watch Room at Pebble Creek, 3851 Forest Grove Drive, LeClaire, Iowa. Enjoy live music from members of the Pleasant Valley Jazz Band and Orchestra, hors d'oevres and tastings from Wide River Winery and Mississippi River Distilling Company. RSVP Encouraged by November 7th, Walk-Ins Welcome; 563-505-6703 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hosted by the Friends of the LeClaire Community Library.

 

Save the Date

December 6th- First Friday in LeClaire!

December 6th-8th - Christmas in LeClaire 2013!

Friday – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Crafts and Silent Auction at Civic Center

Free Trolley Rides

Cookie Tin Sales

Bazaars and Craft Fair

Baked Goods

Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa – 8-10 a.m.

Buffalo Bill Museum Tours

Santa’s Playhouse – 12-3 p.m.

Crafts and Silent Auction

Cookie Tin Sales

Bake Sale

Free Trolley Rides

Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Free Trolley Rides

Buffalo Bill Museum Tours

Local Stores Open

Crafts and Silent Auction at Civic Center

For more information, contact Joyce 289-4205, Diane 370-3509, Vicki 289-3882

 

FYI

"Something NEW” at the LeClaire Civic Club – BUNCO! Every third Tuesday from10:00 AM through 12:30PM!  Call Debbie for details - 563-289-4458.

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! 

Street Level Commercial Space for Rent, 117 S. Cody Road, 700 sq.ft. (20'x35'). Contact Vince Ramsey, 563-289-3129.

Apartment is available over Artswork 223 1/2 N Cody. It is a lovely 1 BR with all the trimmings - garage, deck with a beautiful view, laundry, 2 full baths, contemporary kitchen. Call 563-940-3742 for more info.

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

Primitive Cottage is collecting food for the Princeton Presbyterian Church's Food Pantry which is in great need of food donations. They have helped alot of people, and now they need our help.  Donations can be dropped off at Primitive Cottage in LeClaire. Please check the expiration date on items because anything that has expired can't be given away.

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.

Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!

November – place, date and time tbd

December 10th - Hungry Hobo - lunch – noon

LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar:

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

October 26th – 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!

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport: 10/24 - 10/30 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 25 October 2013 08:32
Hello!
If you missed the shows at the Adler Theatre last week, there are plenty more coming to make up for it! The second installment of the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra Masterwork Series takes place Saturday Night. Turn up the dial on Monday and experience a hot new Broadway musical full of explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a tale of fame and love during Memphis. See more live talent when the stars of America's Got Talent arrives on Wednesday.
There's quite a bit of hustle and bustle at the River Music Experience this weekend! The 10th Annual Smooth Jazz Fall Festival kicks off on Friday featuring a performance by jazz guitarist Paul Brown. On Saturday, discuss the history of jazz, era's of jazz, and more with Marion Meadows during a Smooth Jazz Workshop. Stick around for the Don Estes Student Showcase "Musical Spooks" right after and then a saxophone performance by Marion Meadows later that night! Until then, boost your spirits at the high-energy live show by Davina and the Vagabonds in the Redstone Room tonight.
With the end of October quickly approaching, it's time for another Final Friday! Decorate your own masquerade mask and wear it around Bucktown Center for the Arts for their Halloween edition of Final Friday. Enjoy special fall drinks, light fares, flash light shows, and face painting throughout the galleries. Check out some magic by Mathew Lovecraft or get a photo with a cool Halloween backdrop in the Small Wonders Photography studio at a discounted price. It's a night of fun for the whole family!
Take a night off from cooking dinner and head to the Figge for their last cookout of the season instead! After dinner, learn more about the newest exhibition, Walter Haskell Hinton: Illustrator of Corporate History, during the Curator Gallery Talk with Nathan Augustine. Looking for something new to do this weekend? Polish your handwriting to a beautiful finish with the Petrarch style on Saturday by attending the Art of Handwriting Workshop. Don't forget to mark PechaKucha Night down on the calendar for next Thursday, too
Stop at the Freight House Farmers Market on Saturday and buy local this weekend! Be sure to bring the kids along for the Halloween Costume Parade in the morning. Speaking of parades, this year's Halloween Parade will be on Thursday, October 31, starting at 7 p.m.  Click here for the parade route. Don't let your sweet tooth miss the opportunity to Trick-or-Treat in Davenport on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Be sure to visit the Jaycees Haunted House while you still can, too.
See you downtown!
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This Week's Events: October 17- October 23


Thursday, October 24
Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Class: Expressive Drawing - Pastel & Charcoal
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $75/member; $85/non-member; $10 materials fee payable to instructor
Davina and the Vagabonds
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.
Price: $10
Dinner and a Curator Talk
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m. Dinner; 7:00 p.m. Talk
Price: FREE ; $10 Dinner/person
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10

River's Edge Monthly 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.

Thursdays at the Figge
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Friday, October 25

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m

Price: N/A

Website

Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Class: Watercolor-Beginner/Intermediate
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: Noon - 2:30 p.m.
Price: $75/member; $85/non-member
Davenport Jaycees Haunted House
Where: 319 Western Avenue, Downtown Davenport
Time: 7:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: $10/soul
Final Friday: Masquerade at Bucktown
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Mo Carter
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Doug Brundies and the Big Acoustic Show
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Mystery Dinner Theater
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Price: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
Paul Les
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
Smooth Jazz Fall Festival featuring Paul Brown
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.
Price: $42.50/person; $82.50 for the weekend
Saturday, October 26

 

Big Cock IPA Release

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: Noon - 10:00 p.m.

Price: Varies

Website

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

 

Bucktown Center for the Arts

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Children's Halloween Parade

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Class: Docent Candidate Training

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Price: $150

Website

 

Community Drum Circle

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5/Adult; $2.50/Children 12 and Under

Website

 

Davenport Jaycees Haunted House

Where: 319 Western Avenue, Downtown Davenport

Time: 7:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: $10/soul

Website

 

Don Estes Student Showcase "Musical Spooks"

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Exhibition: 1934: A New Deal for Artists

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: A New Deal for Illinois: The Federal Art Project Collection of Western Illinois

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Day of the Dead

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Land and Water

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: Medieval Monsters

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7) or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Jazz

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Photography Contest

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: Walter Haskell Hinton: Image Maker for Deere

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Wisconsin's NAZI Resistance: the Mildred Fish-Harnack Story
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Music: Holly and Charlie Mathews

Where: Freight House Farmers Market

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Live Music:
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Public Skate: Halloween Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks II
Where: The Adler Theatre
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $27, $37, $47, $57, & $12 for students
Robert Dahms & Detroit Larry
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
Website

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Rootless Experience

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Smooth Jazz Fall Festival featuring Marion Meadows

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.

Price: $52.50/person; $82.50 for the weekend

Website

 

Smooth Jazz Workshop featuring Saxophonist, Marion Meadows

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Tour: A New Deal for Illinois: The Federal Art Project Collection of Western Illinois

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Workshop: Art of Handwriting

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Price: $35/member; $45/non-member

Website

 

Sunday, October 27

 

$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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German Prisoners of War and the Mississippi Basin Model
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE for members

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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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: Anthony Catalfano Quartet

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

Website

Tour: 1934: A New Deal for Artists
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Monday, October 28

 

Get Your Gourd

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Website

 

Memphis

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $37, $47, & $57

Website

 

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, October 29


Acoustic Music Club
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Class: Drawing Beyond the Basics - Line to Form II
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $75/member, $85/non-member
Class: Oil Painting- Water-Soluble Oils (Beginner)
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: $85/members; $95/non-members

 

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

 

It's Firkin Tuesday!

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Burger Baskets

Website


Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Wednesday, October 30

 

Attack of the Casks

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Midday Moolah Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: 100 points per entry; 10 entries max per guest

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

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

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 
Junior Theatre Halloween Bash PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Junior Theatre   
Friday, 25 October 2013 08:29

The Junior Board presents this free event!

Come on out to Junior Theatre as we transform our facility into a frightful night of fun. There will be ghost stories, carnival games, candy, a party room in our dance studios and more! Join us any time between 4:00 and 7:00. Costumes are welcome!

Sunday, October 27 : 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Davenport Junior Theatre

Annie Wittenmyer Campus

2822 Eastern Avenue

Davenport, IA  52803

563-326-7862

www.DavenportJuniorTheatre.org

 
Trunk or Treat at St. James Lutheran Church PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sharon Wren   
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 14:58

Get Your Spooky On At Trunk or Treat

 

All ages are invited to join St. James Lutheran Church members in the church parking lot for “Trunk or Treat”      on Saturday, October 26 from 3-5 p.m.  Wear your best costume, enjoy games and collect lots of candy!  A community meal of chili, tomato soup, grilled cheese and salad will be served starting at 5:30 p.m.

St. James Lutheran Church is located at 1705 Oak Street in Bettendorf, just up the hill from K&K , Hardware, on the corner of 18th and Oak Streets.

 
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