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July 31st. 2014 " Meet Aaron Brown" Independent Scholars' Evenings PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 07:22
Meet & Greet
Aaron Brown
Who is Aaron Brown?
Independent Scholars' Evenings
July 31st. 2014
7:00 p.m.
Doors will be open at 6:30 p.m.
ISE is held on 2nd. Floor of the Moline Commercial Club.
1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline.
The event is free and open to all.
Light snacks and wine, and beverages are provided.
A cash bar is available.
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The Independent Scholars evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural & Healing Traditions, Ltd a 501(c)3 organization under US laws since 1996.
All contributions are fully tax-exempt

Living Lands & Water Invites You To A Barge Party! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ronna Walker-Johnson   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 14:46

Mark your calendar!

Living Lands & Waters (LL&W) is proud to announce their 2014 Barge Party will be held Thursday, August 7th from 5:30pm-9:00pm. Serving as their sole fundraising event of the year, the fun kicks off with a fish fry & shrimp boil and includes a silent art auction, live music, cash bar, barge tours, meet and greet the crew, and new this year, a wine pull!

"We're really excited to be having the Barge Party at Schwiebert Park again this year. Party plans are coming along great and tables have already sold out, but individual tickets are still available. We're looking forward to seeing familiar faces and celebrating with all that continues to support LL&W and make this all possible!" said Officer Manager Amber Pribyl.

Living Lands & Waters is still on the hunt for artists to donate pieces for their silent art auction. To learn more, or to enter pieces, visit livinglandsandwaters.org/barge-party!

Thursday, August 7th - 5:30PM-9:00PM

Schwiebert Riverfront Park - 1801 1st Avenue - Rock Island, IL


Individual Tickets- $50 - Purchase tickets at livinglandsandwaters.org/barge-party. Print your ticket or show your digital receipt at the check-in table!

Seating is limited. Reservations required by July 31, 2014.Tables are no longer available for purchase.

Public parking is available on surrounding streets and lots, in the Modern Woodmen Lot, as well as in a Free Parking Garage located on 3rd Avenue and 17th Street in downtown Rock Island.

Handicap Parking is available on the entrance of the park.

About Living Lands & Waters – Chad Pregracke started Living Lands & Waters in 1998 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the beautification and restoration of America’s major rivers and to the education of people about environmental issues. From his single boat beginning, LL&W has grown to an internationally known organization with a fleet of barges and workboats.  LL&W engages thousands of volunteers each year in river cleanups, hands-on environmental education workshops, the Great Mississippi River Cleanup, Adopt-a- River-Mile programs and the Million Trees Project.  


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Written by Glenn Kass   
Monday, 28 July 2014 13:26

Israeli Consulate to the Midwest rep to provide info, answer questions in program at Davenport Library-Eastern Avenue branch at 6:30 PM

ROCK ISLAND, IL – The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities (www.jfqc.org) will host an informational program with a diplomat from the Israeli Consulate to the Midwest (Chicago) this Thursday, July 31st – 6:30 PM – at Davenport Public Library-Eastern Ave. Branch (6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA).

The appearance, which was requested by the Jewish Federation, will share details on how the current conflict came to this point and what is happening now. It will also give an opportunity for the community audience to ask questions and move beyond media reports for a dialogue on the current conflict.

In addition, there will also be some brief information provided on the Jewish Federations of North America’s “Stop the Sirens” campaign (www.jewishfederations.org/stopthesirens) to assist with social service needs for Israelis in the affected areas.

The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cites (www.jfqc.org) is a non-profit, 501 c (3) Illinois corporation founded in 1980. With other local organizations, JFQC addresses a broad range of needs to include cultural, religious, educational, family welfare, care of the elderly and interfaith relations. The Federation combats hate and anti-Semitism by supporting religious liberty and civil rights for everyone.

The core mission of JFQC is to preserve, protect, enrich and enhance Jewish communal life and the well-being of Jews locally, in Israel and throughout the world. It is a proud member of the Jewish Federations of North America (www.jewishfederations.org). The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jewishfedqc.


Bix Farmers Market Update PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Freight House Farmers Market   
Friday, 25 July 2014 15:13

On Saturday morning 2nd,3rd and 4th Streets will be closed for the race. River Drive to the East and West will be open.  From the north come down Western or Gaines and park right in our Lots.

You know the Market is fresh and nutritious when local chefs shop the market.

You can find it all here at the Freight House Farmers Market. Be sure to bring your best 4-legged friend, for all of those great locally made pet treats!

LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 07/25/2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber   
Friday, 25 July 2014 13:48

ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 07/25/2014



Isabel Bloom – Now Open in LeClaire! 103 S. Cody Road – Unique original sculptures for your homes, offices and gift-giving pleasure!  All Isabel Bloom sculptures are designed, cast in concrete and hand-finished in Davenport, Iowa, as they have been for over 60 years.  Choose from many whimsical designs: children and families, playful animals, inspiring angels, home and garden statues and many seasonal favorites. www.ibloom.com563-729-1889

Insight 360 Photo/Photo Tours For Business - Peggy Cartwright, 3315 175th St, Charlotte, IA This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.phototoursforbusiness.com Insight 360 Photography, (Photo Tours For Business) expands and enhances your online presence using innovative technology and interior 360-degree interactive images! As a Google trusted photographer, we use "Street-view technology" to bring customers virtually inside local businesses. The tours are hosted and featured across all Google platforms. The tour and images go to work 24x7. A great part of an integrated marketing plan. Created for the digital era by the number one search engine. * Easy to share on your website, email, twitter, blogs and social media * Hosted and featured on Google, owned by you! * Free consultation




August 1st – Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium 6:00 p.m. Celebrating 5th Anniversary in LeClaire!

August 29th - Isabel Bloom Ribbon Cutting 10:00 a.m. Come help Celebrate the Grand Opening!


July 25th-26th - Expressions In Threads 3rd Annual Fabriganza The Leclaire Civic Center.  Pre-sale party on Thursday, July 24th from 6 to 9pm.  Munchies and beverages provided with proceeds going to SERVHAITI.  $20 Please call for reservations. 563-289-1447

July 25th – Wide River Winery – Live Music Jordan Danielson – 5-8 p.m.

July 26th – Community Garden Walk – Proceeds go to Princeton Community Center 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Ten Princeton home gardens will be open to the public. The walk will start and end at the Community Center, 428 South River Drive, Princeton. Participants are invited to check in, pick up a map and bottled water for the tour. Return to the Center to enjoy refreshments and mark you ballot for your favorite garden! For more information, contact Val Rasche – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 563-343-1385.

July 26th – Go Fish Marina Bar and Grill – Beach Party and Luau! Starts at 3 p.m. Hula Hoop Contest, Water Balloon Toss, Build Your Own Bikini Contest and much more! Prizes! Adults only after 3 p.m. Live Music by Crazy Blue 8-midnight. Smoked Ribs and Jambalya!

July 27th - The Faithful Pilot Café Wine Tasting, 3-5pm. $15 for 15 wines. All wines are "Made in the USA".

July 28th - Vino Vaso at The Faithful Pilot Café. A glass to paint and a glass to drink. $40 per person includes, wine glass, small bites, a glass of wine, and all the painting you can do. Begins at 6pm; reservations can be made at Vino Vaso's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vinovaso

August 1st – First Friday in LeClaire! 5-8p.m.

Mississippi River Distilling Company Summer food and cocktail samples! www.mrdistilling.com

Wide River Winery - Live music, Pieces of Candy, 5-8pm. Enjoy the music and a bottle of award-winning wine! www.wideriverwinery.com

Faithful Pilot – Live Music with The Matriarchs beginning at 7:30 p.m

Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium – Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting – Celebrating 5th Year Anniversary! 6 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

Restaurants will be ready to serve you and many other shops will be open late!


August 6th – Bierstube Kooby's Karaoke 9p.m.-1a.m.


August 7th-9th – TugFest! More info to come! Needed - Volunteers for the Beverage Tent.  Contact Debbie Mulvania if interested in working Thursday or Friday evening or anytime Saturday in 2 hour shifts. 563-289-2265

August 8th – Wide River Winery – Live Music by Lojo Russo – 5-8 p.m.

August 8th – Faithful Pilot Last reservation at 7:30/ Restaurant closes at 8:00

August 9th – Faithful Pilot - CLOSED for private event


August 9th- Bierstube Live Music The Fry Daddies 8pm-12am


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

August 12th – Business Seminar – LeClaire Community Library begins at 5:30 p.m. All Chamber Members and all others welcome – beneficial business information will be presented in regard to new and existing business practices.

August 12th – Faithful Pilot - Tequila Tasting - $10.00 per person 5 different Tequilas and Chef Mexican inspired menu

August 15th – Wide River Winery – Live Music by Flat Top – 5-8 p.m.

August 16th - The River Valley Optimist Club Trivia Night LeClaire Civic Center. Raising money to support “Bring Out the Best in Kids” in the community. Funds go to a basketball clinic, preparing Backpacks for Kids to local elementary schools, participation in Kids Against Hunger, and offering scholarships and grants. Doors open 6:30pm, Trivia 7p.m. $10 per person, $50 minimum per table (max of 8 per table). 50/50 raffle, Mullligans, door prizes. Call Josselyn Smith at 563-723-1877 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a table!

August 18th – Economic Development Meeting – 8 a.m. – LeClaire City Hall

August 21st – Faithful Pilot - Asian Fusion Dinner - $45.00 per person - 3 course with Asian inspired cocktails paired with it.

August 22nd – First Central State Bank – LeClaire – Free Community Shred Day 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Paper products only.

August 22nd – Wide River Winery – Live Music by Unidynes – 5-8 p.m.

August 23rd - Diamond Dash - LeClaire


August 23rd - The Faithful Pilot will be open for lunch beginning at noon for Diamond Dash

August 25th – Faithful Pilot - Vino Vaso - $40.00 - A glass to paint, a glass to drink, and a glass to take home!  Ticket includes Chefs cheese and crackers, and a FREE glass of wine.  Tickets available at VINO/VASO’s FACEBOOK page

August 27th – Bierstube Kooby's Karaoke 9p.m.-1a.m.

August 29th- Isabel Bloom Ribbon Cutting – 10:00 a.m.

August 29th – Wide River Winery – Live Music The Whoosdads? – 5-8 p.m.

August 30th– Bierstube Live Music The Old 57’s 9pm-1am

August 31st - Faithful Pilot Wine Tasting - $15.00 for 15 wines.  3:00-5:00, includes wine and chefs small bites



September 1st – Faithful Pilot Closed for Labor Day

Sept 14th – Faithful Pilot - PINOT PIG - A CHARITY HOG ROAST on the LeClaire Levee 12-4p.m. Why? Cuz it feels good to give back - NO KID HUNGRY Cost:$50.00 includes admittance, All U CAN Eat HOG ROAST with an organic hog coming from Rustik Rooster with farmer Karl Blake (From TV’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern) and sides, live music from The Matriarchs, and $10.00 of your ticket sales goes to charity!  Goal is to raise 2K *You do NOT need to be 21 to enter but will be wrist banded at the front gate.Tickets will be available at faithfulpilot.com and in the restaurant.

September 21st - 50th ANNUAL FALL HARVEST DINNER - Silver Creek Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, LeClaire Masonic Center, 113 S. Cody Rd., LeClaire. Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Corn & Green Beans, Salads, Rolls & Butter, Deserts & Beverage. Donation of $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 10. Serving from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

September 24th– Bierstube Live Music from The Parrot Head Club & The Fry Daddies 7pm-11pm


Faithful Pilot Wednesdays - Still 1/2 priced bottles wine night with Chef’s special tapas menu *Coming Soon - Brunch & Lunch so look to our website and Facebook!

Buffalo Bill Museum is a Blue Star Museum The regional history museum in LeClaire is among local museums participating in the nation-wide “Blue Star Museum” project, “a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 through Labor Day, September 1, 2014.” “We're pleased to join other LeClaire groups in expressing appreciation to those who serve our country through the military,” said Robert Schiffke, the museum's director. He noted that this year's TugFest theme is “Defending Our Eagle, a salute to our U.S. Military; the primary beneficiary is the Wounded Warrior Project. “Near the museum will also be Scott County's 'Freedom Rock' which will be one of 99 large boulders featuring a painted patriotic mural.” The museum is operated by volunteers, many of whom have also served in the armed forces, and understand the sacrifices made by families of those who serve. More information can be found at BlueStarMuseums.org

Go Fish Marina Bar and Grill, Princeton – Live Music Cody Road Unplugged. Wednesdays 6-9pm (no music Wednesday June 25 due to a scheduling conflict)

Kiddie Karrasel Academy has good news! We can accept up to 20 four year olds for the Statewide voluntary preK program for this fall at no additional charge to parents. Children must be four by Sept. 15. Please visit our website for more information. www.kiddiekarraselacademy.com or https://www.facebook.com/KiddieKarraselAcademy

First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire Men’s group Saturday at 7:30 am at church; there are donuts, coffee, discussion and Bible Study, plus really great guys! What more could you ask?

First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire Look for us at TugFest! We have a new menu!  And, check out our website:  fpcleclaire.org

The LeClaire Community Library has a LOT going on! Contact LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin Street, LeClaire, IA 52753, (563)289-6002 or visit http://www.leclaire.lib.ia.us for more information!

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!


If you would like to attend a Chamber Board Meeting in order to present a topic, please contact the Board in advance at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in order to be included an upcoming agenda. Board Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month.



Commercial Property Available - 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

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.

LeClaire Events Coming Up!

May-Oct – LeClaire Riverfront Farmer’s Market - Every Saturday, 3-6 p.m. on the LeClaire Levee

August 2 – The 27th Annual Heartland British Auto Fest

August 7-9 - Tug Fest

October 5th – Bierstube - Dogtoberfest

October 12- Apple Fest

December 5-7 - Christmas in LeClaire


Chamber Networking Events – Everyone Welcome!

August 12th - McDonald’s – breakfast 8:00am

September 9th – Steventon’s – evening 5:30 -7pm

October 14th - Faithful Pilot – lunch- noon

November 11th - Bier Stube – lunch - noon

December 9th - Subway – lunch - noon

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