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Only Two Family Performances Left in Rock Island Summer Reading Program PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Friday, 12 July 2013 14:14
Still Time to Stow Away for Free Summer Performances in July at your Rock Island Library

Rock Island, IL: With acts ranging from hands-on science fun to musical comedy antics, the final two performers in the Rock Island Public Library’s Have Book, Will Travel free summer reading program will be something children and families will want to write home about.

On Thursday, July 18, the Rock Island Public Library hosts its first visit from the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium of Waterloo, Iowa, with the Mad Mixtures live science demonstration. The library will host two free performances, with an 11:00 am show at the Main Library, 401 19th Street, and a 1:00 pm show at the Southwest Branch Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road.

The hands-on shows bring science alive for school age children of all ages, and include such experiments as finding out how to make a fire extinguisher, why different things burn at different temperatures, and how cold it is on Pluto using liquid nitrogen. Kids might even come face-to-face with a live snake. The Carl A. and Peggy J. Bluedorn Science Imaginarium is a three-floor, interactive science center in the heart of the Grout Museum District of Waterloo.

On Thursday, July 25, the Rock Island Library becomes a stage for the  high-energy musical antics of Babaloo Music and Fun, with free shows offered at 10:00 am in the Main Library and at 1:30 pm at the Southwest Branch Library. Best described as a one-man musical comedy act for children of all ages, Babaloo has been wowing children with a raucous, zany brand of entertainment for nearly 20 years.  The interactive shows get kids smiling, laughing and up their feet, featuring singing, stomping, dancing, bucket-beating and bubble-busting fun. And with award-winning songs like "My Toothbrush Fell in the Toilet" and "The Wee Wee Dance," what kid could resist?

All performances are free and open to the public. For details on other summer events for all ages, see www.rockislandlibrary.org, follow Facebook/rockislandlibrary, visit any Rock Island Library or call
309-732-7323 (READ).

2013 Summer reading contests and programs are funded by Friends of the Rock Island Public Library, the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District (Southwest Branch location), and the Rock Island Public Library Foundation.

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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 7/11 - 7/17 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 12 July 2013 14:12
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The Roar Tour Summer 2013 arrives at the Adler Theatre this Saturday and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals will be ready to rock! Prepare yourself for a night of phenomenal music and see for yourself why USA Today considers Grace Potter to be "the best female rock singer in the country." While you're there, grab your tickets for the Headbanger's Burlesque Part Duex for July 20th!
After playing with bands such as Earth Wind & Fire, Little Feat, Sting, and more, the soul/R&B/funk band  Mingo Fishtraps will bring their groove to the River Music Experience tonight!  On Sunday, get your Americana/ Rock n' Roll fix when Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires take the stage. On Saturday, support local kids from the QC Rock Academy for their Concert 101. See hard work pay off as students rock out to some of their favorite songs they've been working on all week.
Head down to the Figge tonight to enjoy grilled burgers, brats, dogs, pork chops, chicken, and more from Chef Dave! Enjoy a view of the Mississippi while you feast on  your dinner and at 7, enjoy an art film from Art21! Nothing better than Dinner and a Movie to help wind down a summer day. On Saturday, take advantage of exploring all the Figge has to offer for FREE during the Pop! Goes the Figge Family Day.
Learn about the secrets of a great-grandmother sent east from Davenport to escape a family scandal when the German American Heritage Center presents The Quack's Daughter on Saturday. You won't want to miss this true story about Davenport's most daring Victorian college girl. On Sunday, treat the kids to a class just for them! The GAHC also presents a Fun with Photos Class for kids. Kids that attend the class will receive a free booklet of photo ideas and techniques!
Why use the same old cooking techniques every night when you can try something new? Join Bix Bistro on Tuesday for their cooking class and learn how to cook food sealed in airtight plastic bags! Guests will be involved in preparing the meals with the Sous-Vide cooking method while also enjoying wine pairings by Abraham Blair. Now's your chance to put your cooking skills to the test!
This Saturday marks the second Saturday of July...which means it's time for Bucktown's Second Saturday Series! Join the artists of Bucktown Center for the Arts for a day of artist demonstrations and fun. Hop from studio to studio to view a range of artistic styles and creativity!
See you downtown!
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This Week's Events: July 11 - July 17


Thursday, July 11

Dinner and a Movie
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $10
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10

Flatscreens & Fun
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Live Lunch with Alan Sweet
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Tim Stop
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Mingo Fishtrap
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:30 p.m. / Show 8:30 p.m.
Price: $7
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up
River's Edge Monthly Turf & 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.
Victory and Penny
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Wine & Art
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $15/student

Friday, July 12

$1,500 FREEky Friday Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m

Price: N/A

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Family Fun Fridays at GAHC
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $10 (for families up to 5 people)
Family Friday Night Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
Friday Live at 5 featuring Night People sponsored by Sears Manufacturing
Where: River Music Experience, RME Courtyard
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Fridays at the Figge - Printmaking
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $45/members, $55/general public - per student, per workshop
Lee Blackmon
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Tony Hoeppner
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Just Chords
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Marion Longid
Where: Kilkenny's
Time: 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
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up
The Easy Mark with TV Magic and Highfives & Handshakes
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5
Saturday, July 13

 

Backyard Blowout

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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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

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Exhibition: Double Expose: Prints of Past and Present

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

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Exhibition: American POP Art!

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Beyond the Classroom

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Frank Lloyd Wright: The Bogk House Drawings

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Pushing the Envelope

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Questionable Architecture: Terry Rathje in Collaboration with Steve Banks and Monica Correia

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Studio1: Pop Art Soup

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $27, $37, & $47

Website

 

Lee Blackmon

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Christopher Bell

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Live Music: The Lewis Knudsen Band
Where: Freight House Farmers Market
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Marion Longid
Where: Kilkenny's
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Pick Your Remodel
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

Pop! Goes the Figge Family Day
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
QC Rock Academy Concert 101
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Price: FREE

The Quack's Daughter
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Dayton Dragons
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Second Saturday Series

Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Songwriter's All-Original Open Mic

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Tour: Questionable Architecture

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

 

You Knew Me When with Abbie Sawyer

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Sunday, July 14

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Drawing Naturescapes Class
Where: Vander Veer Park
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Price: $40/members, $50/non-members
Just for Kids Class: Fun with Photos!
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.
Price: $5

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Music on the Levee: Quad City Kicks Jazz Orchestra

Where: LeClaire Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Dayton Dragons

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: $6 and up

Website

 

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

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

Website


Tour: No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Monday, July 15

 

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

 
Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend and ARC Taste of Galena committees orchestrate new event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janelle Keeffer   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 13:01

GALENA, Ill. – Committee members of the Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend and ARC Taste of Galena have come together to plan a new event slated for Friday, September 6, 2013 from 7-10 p.m. at the Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Dr., Galena.

The Galena Food and Wine Festival aspires to be a culinary dream featuring the talents of Galena area restaurants as well wine tasting, showcasing approximately 150 varieties, sponsored by Family Beer & Liquor.

“We are excited to be working with the Wine Lovers’ Weekend committee to launch this new event. This event will not replace the ARC Taste of Galena we hold in February, but rather will be a nice compliment featuring 12 area restaurants,” said Sarah Petersen, representing the ARC Taste of Galena.

Tickets for the Galena Food and Wine Festival are $50 per person and available online at www.galenafoodandwinefestival.com. “We highly recommend purchasing tickets early as our sister events - Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend and ARC Taste of Galena - have quickly sold out in advance,” said Fred Bonnet, of Fried Green Tomatoes Restaurant and representing Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend.

The event, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Galena Art and Recreation Center, will also include live music, a raffle and silent auction. To purchase tickets or learn more about Galena’s new Food and Wine Festival, visit: www.galenafoodandwinefestival.com.

In June 2013, Fodor’s named Galena, Illinois as one of the best summer getaways near Chicago, Illinois, and best for food and wine, girlfriend getaways and romance. Find out more about great Galena wine, beer and culinary events, including an upcoming attempt to break the world record for the longest toast November 22, 2013 at Nouveau Wine Weekend. Visit www.galenawinebeerfood.com. For information about the event destination including lodging availability, shopping, dining, attractions and more, please go to galena.org, the Web site of the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, or call 877.464.2536 toll-free.

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Miss IA Outstanding Teen Emma Kate Wichman (Bett/PV) hosts event - Sunday, July 14 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Glenn Kass   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 12:59
WHO: Miss Iowa’s Outstanding Teen Emma Kate Wichman

WHAT: Meet and greet in advance of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen – August 2013

WHEN: Sunday, July 14th – 1:00 to 4:00 PM

WHERE: Blackhawk Bowl (inside Hotel Blackhawk), 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA

WHY: Wichman of Bettendorf and a student at Pleasant Valley HS, will host a meet and greet that is open to the public in advance of her representation of Iowa at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant in Orlando, FL this August. A portion of proceeds from bowling, food and beverages enjoyed at the event will go toward her preparation for the national competition. For information on Sunday’s activities as well as coverage opportunities, please contact Amy Wichman at (563) 650-8377 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Neurology Consultants & CASI Indoor Garage Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Arp   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 12:56

Neurology Consultants has teamed up with the Center for Active Seniors Inc. (CASI) for their 6th Annual Indoor Garage Sale on Saturday, July 13at CASI (1035 West Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA). For you early birds, doors open at 7:00 a.m. with a $5 early bird admission fee. Then from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. it’s free admission. Swing by and shop with friends and family! All the proceeds will go to help fund programs and services for seniors in our community.

Still spring cleaning? We’re still in need of donation items! Items can be dropped off at CASI by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12. CASI is open Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Is your item too big to move yourself? Call CASI at 563-386-7477 and schedule a pick up! We’ll come get it!

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