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Stuff Etc to hold emergency donation drive for King’s Harvest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lydia Sax   
Monday, 16 December 2013 16:12

Davenport, IA: Stuff Etc, located at 3568 N. Brady St. is holding a donation drive this week for the local non-profit organization, King’s Harvest.

King’s Harvest is a shelter serving the homeless and others in downtown Davenport. The shelter is running short on new toys to distribute at their annual Christmas party for the homeless this coming weekend. Stuff Etc is stepping in to help out King’s Harvest this holiday season by setting up a donation box at their store and spreading the word on their social media outlets on how people can help. King’s Harvest needs to meet the needs of more than 250 local families that would otherwise not be able to provide gifts for their children this Christmas. People are encouraged to donate new, packaged toys at their local Stuff Etc in Davenport.

“We have a very short window in which to collect these items for King’s Harvest,” says Jesse Simpson, store manager at Stuff Etc. “We need to get the word out as quickly as possible and are relying on the generosity of Quad Cities residents to fill this need.”

Stuff Etc will be accepting donations until this Thursday, December 19th To show their appreciation and help drive participation, Stuff Etc will offer a 20% off one item coupon for each person who brings in a new, packaged toy for donation.

Stuff Etc. is the largest consignment store in Iowa, with stores in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Iowa City, Davenport and Ankeny. Known for their quality and variety, they work with more than 70,000 consignors to provide a truly unique local buying experience.

 
Rivermont Collegiate Holiday Open House PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brittany Marietta   
Friday, 13 December 2013 15:19

 
LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 12/13/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 13 December 2013 11:19

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

Enjoy extended shopping hours until 8pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at many LeClaire stores starting Friday, November 29th and going until Saturday, December 21st. And, many stores will be open until at least 3pm on Christmas Eve for that last minute gift or stocking stuffer!

CALENDAR

December 13th – Bier-Stube starts celebrating 12 days of Christmas specials! http://bier-stube.com/

 

December 13th – Visit With Santa at First Central State Bank! 4-5:30 pm

 

December 14th – Go Fish Bar and Marina Holiday Party - The Fry Daddies are playing from 7-11 p.m. – Princeton.

 

December 15th – McKnight/Griebel Benefit – LeClaire Civic Center – 11 am – 7 pm.  Come help a young family who is experiencing tough times. 3 tacos, rice, beans and a drink, just $6. For more information, call Annette Black – 563-370-7735.

December 15th - Faithful Pilot Wine Tasting 3:00-5:00p.m $15.00 for 15 wines.  All wines purchased will be here for your Christmas Dinner Table!

 

December 16th – Economic Development Meeting – 204 Jones St. 8:00 a.m.

 

December 19th - Market Snapshot with Liz Ann Sonders 3:00pm – Eric Johannes, Charles Schwab - 5345 Elmore Ave #300 - Davenport, IA  52807. Please RSVP 563-275-3659

 

December 19th - Civic Club Christmas Party starting at 6:00 pm with a potluck.  Meat will be provided (pulled pork and brisket). Everyone should bring a covered dish to share and a white elephant present if you want to participate in gift giving.  Please wear an old ugly Christmas sweater or sweatshirt (decorate it yourself) and win a fun prize.  Bring a friend. Call Vicky Haynes, cell phone 563-639-4621, or Annette Black, 289-3498, for details.

December 31st – Faithful Pilot - New Years Eve - 7 courses includes champagne toast at the end of your meal.  Seatings at 6:00 & 8:30 for $100.00 per person (no coupons or discounts) $50.00 for a wine pairing will include 5 glasses of wine per person. Call 563-289-4156 for reservations.

 

December 31st – Steventon’s – New Years Eve - Open for regular dinning from 5-9 and a party from 10-1. The party is 75 dollars plus tax and gratuity. It includes appetizer stations, open bar, live music, a dance floor, a photo booth and a shot ice luge. We are also providing people with a ride home if they need it.

 

Save the Date

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 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.

LeClaire Antiques and Appraisals current hours are Friday through Mondays 12-4pm or by appointment until Dec. 23.

 

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. - $1,200 per month plus utilities - effective Dec. lst.  Call 563-370-2386. 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.

 

Chamber 2014 Networking Events – TBA

 
QUAD CITIES PEARL HARBOR SURVIVORS TO BE HONORED AT A WELCOME HOME CEREMONY PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Terry Lynch   
Friday, 13 December 2013 10:37

TERRY LYNCH, PRESIDENT, VIETNAM VETERANS ASSOCIATION CHAPTER #299 ANNOUNCES: QUAD CITIES PEARL HARBOR SURVIVORS TO BE HONORED AT A WELCOME HOME CEREMONY AND THE DONORS WHO MADE THE TRIP POSSIBLE WILL BE ABLE TO MEET THE MEN FROM THE "GREATEST GENERATION" AND TRUE AMERICAN HEROES

On Saturday, December 14, 2013 a reception honoring our Pearl Harbor survivors and to recognize the Quad Cities citizens whose generosity made this trip a huge success. The reception will take place at the Viking Club, lower level, 1450 41st Street Moline, Illinois from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

During the reception, the donors will be able to meet with the Pearl Harbor survivors and their escorts and hear first hand the positive impact that the trip had on our local heroes.

Also during the reception each of our Pearl Harbor survivors will receive a flag which was flown over the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor and will receive a certificate of authenticity and appreciation signed by Richard L. Williams, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy. The flags flown over the U.S.S. Arizona were provided by Quad City native, Petty Officer Second Class Andrew L. Bemtson, on behalf of the VVA Chapter #299, as a small token of his appreciation for the heroism and dedication to duty demonstrated by our Pearl Harbor survivors in America's darkest hour.

The VVA Chapter #299 graciously extends an invitation to your organization so please come out and meet our local American heroes. If further information is needed please contact Ray Hamilton, at 563-650-7486 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport: 12/12 - 12/18 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 13 December 2013 10:14

It's official!  The $60M City Square proposal has been approved! A new hotel (an extension of Blackhawk), a grocery store, new Class A office, retail, and residential will be coming to core of our city within two of our most historically significant buildings.

This is one of the largest economic development projects in downtown history, and we can't wait to see construction begin.  We'd like to thank Restoration St. Louis and the City for making this possible.  Our growth and progress continues and more is on the way!

Travel through a sparkling winter wonderland this weekend at the Adler Theatre when Ballet Quad Cities presents The Nutcracker. Watch as the well known holiday classic comes to life in an enchanting production with lavish costumes, stunning lighting, and beautiful choreography. On Tuesday, fall in love with the characters, story, and music that make up Mamma Mia!
Fans, families, and friends are invited to join the River Bandits as they host their 6th annual Frost Fest this Sunday. Partake in indoor games, arts and crafts, holiday cooking, a movie showing, time with Rascal the River Bandit, and more...all for FREE! Check out the River Bandits team store while you're there to pick up the perfect holiday gift.
If you missed the chance to hear It's a Wonderful Life come to captivating life during It's a Wonderful Brunch, have no fear, you have another chance! Head to Hotel Blackhawk this Sunday and enjoy the American holiday classic told as a live 1940s radio broadcast! If dinner is more your thing, dine by candle light during the 5 Course Wine Dinner tomorrow night at Bix Bistro. Treat that special someone to exquisite cuisine paired perfectly with astounding wine.
Swap, trade, sell, or showcase anything pertaining to music on Tuesday at the River Music Experience! The Musical Swap Meet and Social Hour offers the opportunity for vendors and individuals to buy or sell things ranging from sound systems, records, posters, and more. This Third Sunday Jazz Series presents Classic Duets featuring Sarah Marie Young and Saalik Ziyad. Come early to participate in the all-ages workshop!
Calling all gentlemen! Need assistance finding that special something for that special someone? Shop at The Ruby Slipper this Friday for their Men's Shopping Night and allow personal shoppers to help you find the perfect gift that they will even wrap for free! Make sure you enter the drawings for growlers from Front Street Brewery while you're there and take advantage of drink specials from Me & Billy when they see your Ruby Slipper bags!
food hub Learn how to grow orchids, tropical plans, and build terrariums during the Terrariums and Tropicals Seminar Saturday at the Quad Cities Food Hub. What better way to bring warmth to friends and family this holiday season? Come out early to see what vendors have on hand indoors at the Freight House Farmer's Market.
Know a few chocolate-lovers? See the variety of handmade chocolates or gift baskets Chocolate Manor has to offer this season. Please your music enthusiasts with the best new and used music in the Midwest from Ragged Records. Surprise coffee fanatics with gifts like ornaments, coffee, or gift cards from Brewed Awakenings. Check out a list of Downtown businesses here!  Now that the holidays have officially arrived, be sure to shop local for some great unique gifts!
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This Week's Events: December 12 - December 18


Thursday, December 12
Annual Member Dinner
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Price: $40/person; includes dinner and a glass of wine or beer
Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

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.

The Master Clefs
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Wine-tini Thursdays
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price: 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine and 1/2 Price Martinis

Friday, December 13

5 Course Wine Dinner

Where: Hotel Blackhawk

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: $100/person

Website

12 Hours of Gifts

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:30 a.m. - Noon; 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Website

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. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Men's Shopping Night
Where: The Ruby Slipper
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Price: Varies
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
QC Ukulele Club Holiday Concert
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Whoozdads
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
Saturday, December 14
Ballet Quad Cities: The Nutcracker
Where: The Adler Theatre
Time: 1:00 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.
Price: $12, $29, $35, & $10/groups of 15+

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: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Candy Canes of Cash

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Every 30 Minutes from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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: College Invitational

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), 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: 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

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

HopAPotamus Tapping!

Where: Great River Brewery, Brewer's Lounge

Time: Golden Keg 1:00 p.m. / Food 2:00 p.m.

Price: Varies

Website

 

HopAPotamus Tapping After-Party

Where: Great River Brewery, Dam View

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: Varies

Website

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Night of 101 Winners
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; 8:45 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Terrariums and Tropicals Seminar

Where: Quad Cities Food Hub

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: $15

Website

 

Whoozdads

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

Website

 

Sunday, December 15

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Ballet Quad Cities: The Nutcracker
Where: The Adler Theatre
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Price: $12, $29, $35, & $10/groups of 15+
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Price: $10
Exhibition Closes: Medieval Monsters
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7) or FREE with membership
Frost Fest with the River Bandits
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
It's a Wonderful Brunch
Where: Hotel Blackhawk
Time: Brunch 12:30 p.m. / Show 2:00 p.m.
Price: $40/Adult; $28/Child 12 & Under

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Price: $5 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

 

Third Sunday Jazz presents Classic Duets featuring Sarah Marie Young and Saalik Ziyad

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Workshop 3:00 p.m. / Doors 5:30 p.m. / Show 6:00 p.m.

Price: $10 or $15 for reserved seating

Website

 

Tour: Advent Tour

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website


Monday, December 16

 

Merry Million Points

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Every Hour Between 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Website

 

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

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

Price: $3 Margaritas and $6 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

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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, December 17

 

Acoustic Music Club

Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

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

Mamma Mia!
Where: The Adler Theatre
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $39.50, $52, $64.50

Musical Swap Meet and Social Hour
Where: RME Hall
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Wednesday, December 18

 

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
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Price: $10

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

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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, Ice

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

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

RME Open Mic & Jam

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 
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