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Special Event : Friday 23rd. 2013 unveiling art installation: " Dying to Teach" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 13:28
The art installation " Dying to Teach"  was created by Myra Robinson to bring attention to the current impasse in our educational system due to demands of unethical conduct made of teachers by administration in changing student grades.  These demands are made for purposes of Federal funding, which can be lost if  student grades are too low.

The installation addresses the consequent harassment should the teachers not comply. This is now a growing occurrence with some estimate placing the occurrences to 80%

Significant for our area, this art installation, to be unveiled on Friday 23rd. 2013 at the Phoenix, was brought to the Phoenix art gallery, Moline, because Mary Eve Thorson, the center of this art installation, who died due to this coercion by administration, was  born and brought up in Moline, and her body was brought to Moline a few weeks ago.

Mary's parents will be present for the evening so will the teacher, Myra Robinson, who created the installation.   There will a general talk about installation and its focus: Mary's message, around 7:30 p.m. It will be a informal evening to discuss and review the art and it's message.

We have included the installation as part of the  extended show " Music Along the Mississippi River" . The current show is a visual art representation about the feelings and inspiration of music evoked  by our beloved Mississippi River.

The show will be open during the evening.

7:00 p.m.

At the Phoenix Art Gallery, 1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline. Illinois. 61265

Please call 309-762-8547 or 309-762-9202 for further information.  Or: Email: thephoenixegg@ gmail.com

The event is free and open to all.

 
11th Annual Antique Days PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Aledo Main Street   
Monday, 19 August 2013 14:44
Activities in downtown Aledo on Saturday, Aug. 24th include: fireman's pancake breakfast 6-10 a.m.; antique appraisals; food; entertainment; antique market on the courthouse lawn; downtown mural project; pioneer demonstrations; antique tractor & engine show; huge car show; Knuckle Busters Car Club; and great downtown shopping. www.aledomainstreet.com

 
Ye Olde Country Store Bazaar in Muscatine PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shirley McDaniel   
Monday, 19 August 2013 13:50
New Era Lutheran Church, 3455 New Era Road, Muscatine, IA, near Wild Cat Den State Park south entrance, is having Ye Olde Country Store Bazaar on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.  Crafts will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Food will be served from 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Major bazaar items are crafts, and raffle.  Noodle dinners will be served and items priced separately.  Proceeds will go to the church.

 
LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 08/16/13 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 16 August 2013 14:03

WELCOMING NEW MEMBER!

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CALENDAR

August 16th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring "Pieces of Candy" 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

August 18th - Sunday Brunch at the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Seatings at 10:00 and 12:30 - Reservations 563.289.4156 www.faithfulpilot.com

August 20th - First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire FREE LUNCH at the LeClaire Civic Center, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Come to eat and stay for the conversation! This will be the last free lunch, so join us!

August 20th - The deadline for returning a signed vendor agreement to Asbury United Methodist Church Asbury United Methodist Church of Bettendorf is hosting a "Partnering to EmPOWER" fundraising event for Winnie's Place on Tuesday, October 15th. The team putting together the event is looking for vendors who would be interested in participating in this worthy cause. Booth fees are $15 for sales people and $25 for those providing a service (ALL booth fees will go to Winnie's Place). Vendors will also agree to donate 9% of their sales to Winnies Place, which corresponds to the statistic that every 9 seconds, a woman is abused. Interested vendors are asked to contact Heidi Lubben at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details. Marketing packets for vendors were available June 15th.

August 21st – Workshop - Behavioral Finance: How Emotions Impact Financial Decisions 12:00p.m. Eric Johannes, Charles Schwab, 5345 Elmore Ave #300, Davenport, IA 52807. Please R.S.V.P 563-275-3659

August 23rd - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring Dan Peart 106 N. Cody Road  www.wideriverwinery.com

August 24th - Dr. Crystal’s Chiropractic Care - Ribbon Cutting 12 noon, The Old Mill House at 419 N. Cody Rd.  Please join us in welcoming Dr. Crystal!

August 24th - Pleasant Valley Wrestling 2nd Annual "Grapple on the Greens" Golf tournament at Olathea Golf Course Silent Auction, games for the kids and a cookout. To be a sponsor, to donate prizes or to participate as a team, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

August 30th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring Mississippi River Distilling Company’s "Ryan Burchett and the Moonshiners”! 106 N. Cody Road  www.wideriverwinery.com

 

Save the Date

September 6th – First Friday in LeClaire! 5-8 p.m.

September 10th - Chamber After Hours Networking Event Great River Financial – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

September 14th - Silver Creek Order of the Eastern Star Swiss Steak Dinner Serving 4-7 p.m. SWISS STEAK DINNER WITH ALL THE FIXINGS, DESSERT AND BEVERAGE Adults - $7.00   Children 3-12 - $3.50 Serving at the Masonic Center dinning room at 113 S. Cody Rd., LeClaire. Everyone is welcome!

September 19th - LeClaire Information Center Celebrates One Year of Operation! Join us for our Open House & Volunteer Recognition! Since our Grand Opening on August 3rd 2012, the LeClaire Information Center has welcomed over 17,500 guests, including tourists, local residents, potential business owners and has provided information about local attractions, businesses, business opportunities, and other points of interest. Operated by the LeClaire Office of Tourism and located at 122. N. Cody Road, the Center is open Mon-Sat 10-4 and Sun noon-4. On Thursday, September 19th from 4-6pm, the public is invited to an Open House celebrating our “First Anniversary.” The event will include light refreshments and the opportunity to discover what the LIC offers residents and tourists.  The festivities will conclude with a short program honoring our volunteers. We are always looking for additional volunteers! Pleasant Valley High School students (accompanied by a parent) can apply their volunteer hours to the school's “service learning” requirement for graduation.  Training (for students and adults) only takes about an hour and volunteers are able to schedule hours through online scheduling software. Please contact Cindy Bruhn, LeClaire Tourism Manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-650-7963, or the LIC at 563-289-4242, ext. 1135, if you are interested in volunteering or for more information.

September 21st - Twilight Riverboat Dinner Cruise Sponsored by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce - Grandma Swain's Roast Beef Dinner - $40 per person - Cash Bar - Board at 4:30pm - Cruise from 5-8pm - Tickets available at First Central State Bank, Vern Spring, or Dayle Hall - 563-340-0862

 

FYI

One of our great chamber supporters, Rod Varilek, passed away on August 10, 2013.Rod lived in LeClaire with his wife Susan, and was a developer for Ruhl and Ruhl. He developed Cody's Hunt and Cody's Legacy in LeClaire. Our prayers are with his wife and family

Iowa won Tug Fest 2013!!!! Congrats to the Tug Fest Team and Sponsors and to LeClaire and all of Iowa!!

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! 

LeClaire Lions Club presents "Apple Fest on the River" Sunday, October 13th 11:00am-4:00pm Apple Orchards Welcome! Vendor Sign Up! NOW is the time! For more information: Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Phone:  563-340-6332 (Bonnie)

Buffalo Bill Museum is open until 5pm daily. Hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, and on Sundays 12noon to 5pm. A reminder: group discounts are available for tour groups, clubs/reunions, and school groups. Call the museum at 563-289-5580 for details!

“LIKE” the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce on FaceBook Visit the chamber’s Face Book page and discover a great source of news, business announcements, events, and other information that is updated frequently. It’s a useful source of updated information for all members and non-members!

 

Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!

September 10 – Great River Financial Services - after hours – 5:30-7:30 pm

October 8 - Hungry Hobo - lunch - noon

November – Faithful Pilot – date and time tbd

December 10 - Happy Joes - lunch – noon

 

SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND

Ascentra donates $25,000 to Iowa Quad Cities Rotary to help establish a scholarship in late CEO Paul Lensmeyer’s name. He was a long time member of the service organization and was very involved in a number of Rotary service projects, including those focused on disadvantaged youth and disadvantaged families. Rotary’s primary fundraiser is Ribs for Kids and takes place on August 16th. Proceeds from that help children of military families whose parents are serving people overseas attend a kid’s camp. The group hopes this will be an ongoing scholarship as part of the mission to help the advancement of people in need and youth and for people committed to academic achievement.

Meet and greet Pastor Melody any Wednesday from 1-3 pm at Happy Joe's. Pastor Melody from First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire, will be at Happy Joe's in LeClaire, every Wednesday, from 1-3 pm, sipping on a soda, reading and waiting to visit with you and your friends. Stop by and say hi. Or, if you have a prayer request or a question, just let her know. 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.

LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar:

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

October 6th - Dogtoberfest at Bier Stube

October 13th – AppleFest – vendors sign up now – see info above!

October 24th - 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 - Aug 15-21 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 16 August 2013 07:19
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Hello!
The Wallflowers Come one, come all, and come hungry to LeClaire Park this weekend for River Roots Live!  The Wallflowers, Shooter Jennings, Vintage Trouble, and Bodeans headline our awesome 17 band lineup! The award-winning Ribfest BBQ vendors open for lunch Friday starting at 11:00 a.m., and remember, admission is FREE before 5 p.m. and only $5 after 5:00 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.   For more background on the headliners, check out the QC-Times Go & Do section.  Visit the RRL Facebook page and RSVP to the FB event page while you're at it!
The music doesn't stop at LeClaire Park! Head to River Music Experience for RRL's Late night Show both Friday and Saturday after the fest.   Get down with Joy Avenue Media Society and Patio! Show your River Roots Live stamp for a discount! Shift to jazz mode on Sunday when West Music presents for Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz featuring BK Davis, Steinway Artist. Support RME at this unique Third Sunday Jazz by purchasing keys from the Steinway Family Boston grand piano.
Looking for a chance to try some new yoga poses or dance moves? You're in luck! Join the Women's Connection next Thursday at the RiverCenter for cocktails and healthy conversations featuring food and fitness panelists! Learn 3 Simple Ways to De-Stress Your Life through stress-reducing activities and samples of healthy foods. Don't forget to wear your comfortable clothes.
The Figge Art Museum will start the school year off right tonight by hosting Teacher Appreciation Night for this week's Thursdays at the Figge. Stick around for Dinner and a Movie afterwards and enjoy an art film from Art21! On Saturday, test your watercolor skills during the Watercolor Workshop. Learn basic brush stroke techniques, treatments to color mixing, and more during this educational workshop.
If you haven't heard by now, the Quad Cities' own Modern Woodmen Park is now USA Today's #1 Minor League Ballpark in the country! Thanks to all those who voted to make this a huge victory for the QC! Help celebrate the win by supporting the River Bandits this week when they take on the Burlington Bees and Cedar Rapids Kernels.
Take advantage of the season and hit up the Freight House Farmers Market this weekend, too.  There are plenty of fresh and local goods for everyone!
See you downtown!
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This Week's Events: August 15 - August 21


Thursday, August 15

$250,000 Cool Chill Giveaway
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: Every Hour Between 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Dinner and a Movie
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $10/person
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10
Live Lunch with David G. Smith
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

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.


Thursdays at the Figge: Teacher Appreciation Night
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Friday, August 16

$1,500 FREEky Friday Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

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Brer Bucktown's Traveling Tent Show

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: $5

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. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
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)
Jerry Armstrong
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Rhinnon Wilson
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
River Roots Live
Where: LeClaire Park
Time: 11:a.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE until 5 p.m.; $5 after 5:00 p.m.
River Roots Live Late Night Show featuring Joy Avenue Media Society
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 10:30 p.m. / Show 11:30 p.m.
Price: $7 or $5 with River Roots Live Stamp
Saturday, August 17

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

 

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

Website

 

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

Website

 

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

Website

 

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

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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

Get in the Green
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Down the Drain
Where: Freight House Farmers Market
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Price: FREE

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: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Burlington Bees
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up
Retro Ron
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
River Roots Live
Where: LeClaire Park
Time: 11:00 a.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE until 5:00 p.m.; $5 after 5:00 p.m.

River Roots Live Late Night Show featuring Patio
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 10:30 p.m. / Show 11:30 p.m.
Price: $6 or $4 with River Roots Live Stamp

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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The Tangents

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

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Tour: No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

 

Watercolor Workshop

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

Sunday, August 18

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Class: Art History-Pop Art: Culture and Clash in the 20th Century
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Burlington Bees

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: Questionable Architecture
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

West Music presents for Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz featuring BK Davis, Steinway Artist
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 5:00 p.m. / Show 6:00 p.m.
Price: $10

Monday, August 19

 

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

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

Price: $3 Margaritas and $5 Tacos

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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

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $5 and Up

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Burlington Bees

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $6 and up

Website


Tuesday, August 20


Acoustic Music Club
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 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

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Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Pop Till You Drop

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Burlington Bees

Strike Out Hunger Food Drive benefitting Churches United food pantries

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $6 and up

Website

 

Quad City Kix Band

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Wednesday, August 21

 

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

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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

 

Quad Cities Chamber Annual Meeting

Where: Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $35 or $280 for a table of 8

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Cedar Rapids Kernels

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $6 and up

Website

 

RME Open Mic & Jam

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 
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