June 21st – 22nd – THE LeCLAIRE GIRLS’ GET AWAY WEEKEND! On the evening of Friday, June 21, and all day Saturday, June 22, 2013, TUGFEST hosts the Girls’s Getaway Weekend in LeClaire, Iowa! Sign up today for this amazing event featuring give aways, coupons, music, games and delicious food. MEET Anthony Ryan Auld the Winner of this year's "Project Runway All Stars" at the Girls Get Away Fashion Show & Cocktail Party on Saturday evening. No other contestant has had more wins beating the best designers in a single season of the show. Anthony Ryan will be speaking about his journey to becoming a top fashion designer and winning Project Runway All Stars. KWQC's anchor and on-air reporter Bailey Deitz will be the mistress of ceremonies for this special event. The LeClaire Girls’ Get Away will start on Friday evening, June 21, at the Wide River Winery, where you will taste award-winning wines, enjoy the music of Pieces of Candy in the Wine Garden, and pick up your GIRLS GET AWAY passport to LeClaire with your goody bags.
On Saturday, June 22, LECLAIRE GIRLS GET AWAY events include:
* Grasshoppers will host music and wine tasting on their beautiful lawn.
* Win Prizes every hour on the hour at Aunt Hattie's Fanciful Emporium.
* Dwellings will be hosting Margarita Man.
* Robert Day of the Faithful Pilot, and the winner of the Quad Cities Top Chef competition, will demonstrate some of his secret cooking techniques.
* Zaruba's will host mini make overs.
* Free Tours at the Mississippi River Distilling Company.
* Expert Tammy Allen will teach a FREE Class in "Punch Needle" at Primitive Cottage.
* The Buffalo Bill Museum will offer a Quilt Making Class.
Cost to participate in the LeClaire Girls Get Away are $65 per person. Go to Leclairegirlgetaway.com
June 22nd - Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Open for Lunch 11am-2pm 3 different sandwiches and chips for $5 www.faithfulpilot.com
June 24th - Le Claire Library is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10:00am-2:00pm. For an appointment please direct donors to call 289-6002.
June 25th – First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire - Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia What to do and say, what to not to do and say, living with and helping family and friends, with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Dessert and coffee at 1:30, program and discussion to follow. No cost; please call 563-381-7777 to pre-register.
June 27th - Mississippi River Distilling Company Takes Over the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Bar 5:30-7:30 P.M. The men from MRDC take over the Faithful Pilot with signature drinks and Pilot appetizers for $25 per person www.faithfulpilot.com
June 29th - Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Open for Lunch 11am-2pm 3 different sandwiches and chips for $5 www.faithfulpilot.com
June 30th- Wine Tasting at the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits 3:00-5:00 P.M. $15 per person Taste 14 wines and heavy appetizers from The Faithful Pilot www.faithfulpilot.com
Save the Date
July 1st - Friends of the LeClaire Community Library is planning an Open House to celebrate our 9th anniversary! Details are forthcoming!
July 5th – First Friday in LeClaire – 5-8 p.m.
Food and Beverage Samples at Mississippi River Distilling Company www.mrdistilling.com
Wine samples and live music at Wide River Winery www.wideriverwinery.com Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium Come in for a free red velvet cupcake!
Razzleberries Come in to shop and get free samples of booze cake (while it lasts)!
LeClaire Antiques and Appraisals - 'First Friday's Free Appraisals' until 7 p.m.
Other shops and restaurants will be open late!
July 13th – Trivia Night – LeClaire Civic Center hosted by LeFirst Presbyterian Church of LeClaire. Doors open at 6:30; game starts at 7 pm. Cost $10 per person; call 563-381-7777 to pre-register individuals or a table. We are raising money for the Hurricane Sandy Victims. Bring your own snacks and drinks or purchase something there.
July 15th - 19th – LeClaire Baptist Church - “Colossal Coaster World” VBX Week For kids age 4 up through kids going INTO 6th grade! Cost: FREE! Time: 9:00 AM – Noon Location: 1326 Wisconsin Street LeClaire, Iowa 52753 Family program: SUNDAY, July 21 at 10:30 a.m. followed by our “Burger Bash” lunch! For more information or registration: phone: (563) 289-4191 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or REGISTER ONLINE at www.leclairebaptist.org (under ministries and kids vbx link)
July 18th – First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire - Funeral Planning At the time of death, decisions can be difficult. This program will help you plan your own funeral or help you think about decisions when planning another’s funeral. Lunch at 11:30, program and discussion to follow. No cost; please call 563-381-7777 to pre-register.
First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire FREE LUNCH at the Civic Center, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Third Tuesday of the month: July 16 and August 20: Come to eat and stay for the conversation!
LeClaire Antiques is hosting an on going Plant Sale benefiting LeClaire Parks. Go by and see the beautiful plants for sale – great prices!
Programs, performers & activities for all ages. Registration materials for Children (B-5th G) available at the library starting May 20th.Program information & Activity Calendar available at the library & online @
Please volunteer or help recruit volunteers for the LeClaire Information Center! We get a lot of great comments about the LIC, and we help promote all of LeClaire:
1. Through telling visitors about our great attractions, shops, restaurants, parks, schools, housing developments, etc.,
2. By mailing out information to individuals, small groups and bus tours who want to come find out what LeClaire is all about, and
3. Through providing nice, convenient public restrooms to shoppers, diners, people checking out our attractions, families, LeClaire residents who are just out for a walk - everyone appreciates the restrooms!
Almost everyone knows at least one person who loves to talk and meet new people - a retired neighbor or stay-at-home mom, a relative, a friend, a person from church, a person from your civic club, a person from exercise class... Please contact Cindy at 563-650-7963 or
Volunteers are trained and there is lots of brochures and information to share with visitors.
Let's make downtown LeClaire and the LeClaire Information Center the best it can possibly be!
Buffalo Bill Museum is now open until 5pm daily. As of April 1st, the museum is open 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!
Reusable Usables - Planet Green recycled art after school classes on Tuesday and Thursdays.RSVP 563-289-3946 or
“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!
July 9 - Blue Iguana - Lunch -noon
August 13 - Big Dave and Holly's - lunch -noon
September 10 - Steventon's - after hours - 5-8pm
October 8 - Hungry Hobo - lunch - noon
November 12 - TBD
December 10 - Happy Joes - lunch –noon
SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
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.
Asbury United Methodist Church 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
for more details. Marketing packets for vendors will be available June 15th. The deadline for returning a signed vendor agreement is August 20th.
Trivia Nights in LeClaire at the LeClaire Civic Center -
2013 Trivia Nights:
July 13 - Hosted by First Presbyterian Church - Hurricane Sandy Victims
LeClaire Trivia Nights have raised over $95,000 for local non-profit organizations! Thank you for your continued support!
LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar:
First Fridays each month 5:00-8:00 P.M.
June 21st-22nd – Girls’ Getaway Weekend
Summer 2013 - City-Wide Water Explosion (Hollyhock Park)
Summer 2013 - Bike Parade & Decorating
August 8th-10th Tugfest
October 6th - Dogtoberfest at Bier Stube
October 13th - AppleFest
October 24th - HalloWine
October 26th - Witches Walk Costume Contest and Parade
December 6-8, 2013: Christmas in LeClaire
Family Nights at the LeClaire Rec Center: Details at www.leclairereccenter.com
www.LeClaireChamber.com and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!