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LeCLAIRE CHAMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 04/12/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Monday, 15 April 2013 07:48

WELCOME NEW MEMBER!

Staged Right Photography, LLC - Roger Anderson, 22760 282nd Avenue,  Le Claire, Iowa  52753, 563-468-7536. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.srp-leclaire.smugmug.com

Staged Right Photography, LLC provides photography services for events, portraits, weddings, commercial projects, and special projects.

CALENDAR

April 13th – Zion Lutheran Church hosting Benefit for Norman Sawyer at Princeton, Iowa Fire Station Princeton. Dinner from 4:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M.. Live auction and entertainment to follow. Tickets are available at Iowa locations of the Blackhawk Bank and Trust. The cost is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 6 to 12 years old (5 and under free. life-long resident of Scott County, Norman has led an active farmer’s life raising beef cattle. Sawyer Beef is a staple at Davenport’s Farmer’s Freight House Market.  The family is actively involved in Zion Lutheran Church and the community of Princeton.   Norman graduated from North Scott in 1964 and Iowa State University in 1968.  He then served in the U. S. Navy.  On April 19, 2012, Norman broke his neck in a farm accident. He was airlifted to a neuro-trauma hospital in Rockford, Illinois.  In critical condition, Norman was paralyzed, on a ventilator and unable to speak or swallow. He had three surgeries to stabilize his neck. Norman spent six months undergoing intensive rehabilitation at the Minneapolis VA Spinal Cord Injury Center.   After a year of rehabilitation and recovery, Norman is finally returning to the family farm.  However, their home requires extensive renovations to be handicapped accessible:  ramps, wheelchair lift, handicapped bathroom, ceiling lift, etc.  The purpose of the benefit is to raise funds to help defray the cost of the renovations to the Sawyer home. Please join us on April 13 at the Princeton Fire Department.  Help us to help the Sawyer family .·www.facebook.com/NormanSawyerRoadToRecovery

April 15th - Economic Development Meeting – Great River Financial - 8 a.m.

Save the Date

May 3rd - First Friday, 5:30 - 8:00pm, Downtown LeClaire.

Food and Beverage Samples at Mississippi River Distilling Company www.mrdistilling.com 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Wine samples at Wide River Winery www.wideriverwinery.com

Restaurants and several other shops will be open late, too!

May 14 – Chamber Networking Event - Great River Financial – after hours.

May 17th-18th - French Market Days, 10:00am - 4:00pm LeClaire Passport Collecting - Pick up a LeClaire Passport from participating stores and the LeClaire Information Center. Each store will offer a different French stamp. A completed passport will qualify for one entry for a free drawing at the LeClaire Information Center (122 North Cody Road). Shoppers can collect stamps May 17th and 18th only. Other activities include a Jewelry Making Class, Wine Garden Event, Terrarium Class, Afternoon Tea, Glass Garden Crafts, Fashion Plate Pet Contest, Rue de Marche - Vendors on the Alley - furniture, crafters, antiques, Tour de LeClaire - Big Wheel races, Special Exhibit about Antoine LeClaire at the Buffalo Bill Museum, Parasol Art Contest, Plant Exchange, Library Book Sale, Build the Eiffel Tower and Market Bag Classes at Reusable Usables Creative Arts Center, and much more! *Activities subject to Change.

FYI

Grace Marine and Captain’s Quarters, a 3rd Generation Family Tradition boat dealer. We specialize in Crownline, Skeeter, Alumacraft, Manitou, Yamaha, and Mercury. We not only sell boats, but we also buy boats and repair boats. We now offer Pontoon, and Jet Ski rentals. We can be found at www.gracemarine.com, and also on Facebook.

“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!

(ext 1135) or email Cindy Bruhn, Tourism Manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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! The Buffalo Bill Museum offers admission discounts for group tours!   School groups, 4-H, fraternal and civic clubs, family reunions, etc. Call 563-289-4603 for more information and schedule a guided tour! Reservations are required and can be made months in advance! 

Friends of the LeClaire Community Library is planning an Open House on Monday, July 1st to celebrate our 9th anniversary! Details are forthcoming!

Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!

May 14 - Great River Financial – after hours

June 6 - Black Watch Room - after hours - 5-8pm (1st Thursday)

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 - Faithful Pilot - after hours -5-8pm

December 10 - Happy Joes - lunch -noon

January 14, 2014 - Sneaky Pete's - 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.

Trivia Nights in LeClaire at the LeClaire Civic Center

2013 Trivia Nights:

May 4 - LeClaire Lions

June 8 - Buffalo Bill Museum

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

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo

May 17-18 - French Market Days

June 7-8 - LeClaire Garage Sale Days

June 21-22 - Girls’ Getaway Weekend – Details to come!!

July 1 – Friends of LeClaire – Library Open House

Summer - City-Wide Water Explosion (Hollyhock Park)

Summer - Bike Parade & Decorating

August 8-10 - Tug Fest – www.tugfest.com

October 6 – Dogtoberfest (rain date – Oct. 13)

October 13 - Apple Fest

October 24 - Hallowine

October 26 - Witches’ Walk

December 6-8 - Christmas in LeClaire

www.LeClaireChamber.com and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!

 
Award-Winning Poet in QC for Poetry Month PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brittany Marietta   
Friday, 12 April 2013 09:50

Rivermont is thrilled to welcome award-winning Chicago poet Elise Paschen to campus Friday, April 19th in celebration of Poetry Month.

Elise joins us for an entire day devoted to poetry, including:

  • 2 presentations by Elise Paschen for Rivermont students
  • Rebecca Wee, published poet and English Professor at Augustana, along with upper-level Augustana students, will lead activities including:
    • Interpreting famous authors through a pop-culture persona
    • Incorporating science terminology into poetry
    • Composing poetry in response to sounds – kazoos, ukulele, banjo
    • Exercises in renga, the paired exchange of Japanese tanka or haiku
  • Rivermont faculty-led poetry recitations and workshops
  • On-campus book sale hosted by Barnes & Noble
  • Book signing and reception on the South Patio of the Historic Bettendorf Mansion

Elise Paschen is the co-founder of Poetry in Motion, a nation-wide program which places poetry in subways and buses, putting “poetry at the crossroads of American life.”  She is the author of Bestiary, Infidelities (Winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize), and Houses: Coasts, as well as editor of The New York Times best-selling anthologies Poetry Speaks to Children and Poetry Speaks Who I Am.

For additional information on Elise Paschen, visit http://elisepaschen.com/

For additional information on Rivermont Collegiate, visit www.RivermontCollegiate.org

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport Apr 11 - 17 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Thursday, 11 April 2013 14:49
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It's opening week for the Quad Cities River Bandits!  Tonight's game has been postponed due to weather, but there's plenty more baseball planned for Friday through Wednesday. Celebrate the return of spring some more with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's Master Works Series and enjoy lively classics this weekend at the Adler Theater. The concert will feature Tom Sauer performing Beethoven's Emperor Concerto.
http://www.hotelblackhawk.com/2013/5-course-scotch-dinner-apr-14/ Come try five rare, limited production single malt scotches and complimentary cigars at Hotel Blackhawk this Sunday during their 5 Course Scotch Dinner. Dine on cuisine including Cedar Plank Striped Bass and Black Angus Beef Filet from Bix Bistro while you sip on highlighted scotch.
fierce bad rabbit Winners of the 2008 International Blues Challenge will perform at the River Music Experience tomorrow night!   See what makes Trampled Under Foot a blues band that's incomparable to the rest. Head out Saturday to hear some heavy guitar riffs with melodic vocals when the QC's own Three Years Hollow takes the stage.  If you prefer indie rock, check out the talented Fierce Bad Rabbit fresh off their SXSW appearance in Austin.

QC United will present Raise the Roof Thursday on the RME Community Stage!  This free event is focused on bringing the Quad Cities together through music. Every second Thursday of the month, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., QC United will host a variety of up & coming QC stars with a focus on bringing both sides of the river together.
maps Looking to do something with the family this weekend? Head out to the Figge Art Museum Saturday for Maps Family Day. Make treasure maps, learn about the various kinds of maps, and chart your family tree for FREE! While you're there, be sure to check out the powerful Alison Saar: STILL... Exhibition before it closes this weekend.
zoo What better way to enjoy the weather than with a workshop at the zoo! Learn to catch fast movement and natural grace of wild animals in the Figge's This Place is a Zoo!- Animal Drawing at Niabi Zoo workshop. If you prefer an indoor class, learn something new this weekend through a Cooking Chicken Cordon Bleu class or Faux Finishing on Furniture class.
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Enjoy some laughs this weekend when the improv comedic variety show
Guys in Ties comes to Rhythm City Casino. If you're a fan of Whose Line Is It Anyway, you're sure to have a good time! Also, check out the talented Midwest singer Adam Beck when he performs a range of rock and pop on Friday.
Stay tuned for news about oRuby Slipper Promour annual Mother's Day promotion featuring great downtown deals and ideas for the holiday!  For those of you already looking to find something great for Mom, check out The Ruby Slipper's April Mother's Day Deal; you could win a $250 gift card!

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: April 11 - April 17


Thursday, April 11

 

2013 Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Award Ceremony

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

America's Music - Media Kickoff and Blues Performance featuring The Candymakers

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Class: Acrylic Painting- Double-Take

Were: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $65/member; $75/non-member

Website

 

Class: Cooking Chicken Cordon Bleu

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Price: $40/person

Website

Class: Faux Finishing on Furniture

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $55/member; $65/non-member; $25 materials fee payable to instructor

Website

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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German for Travelers Language Classes

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Price: $40/member; $50/non-member

Website

 

Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Alan Sweet

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Music: Two Peace

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

QC United presents Raise the Roof Thursday

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

POSTPONED:Quad Cities River Bandits Opening Night vs. Peoria Chiefs

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: N/A

Website

 

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.

Ice Schedule

Turf Schedule

Website

 

Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

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

Website

 

Tour: Alison Saar: STILL...

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Stick around for live music by Kilborn Alley Blues Band

Website


Friday, April 12

Adam Beck

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

Website

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m, and 8:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

Class: Architectural Watercolor
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Price: $65/member; $75/non-member
Live Lunch with Tony Hoeppner
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Just Chords
Where: Kilkenny's Pub
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Mike Cochrane
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up
Trampled Under Foot
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price: $10 in adv., $12 day of show

Saturday, April 13

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

 

Exhibition: Marking Territory

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: University of Iowa Faculty Biennial

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Alison Saar: STILL...

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: The Photography of Bradley W. Schaupp

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Price: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (5-17) $3, FREE for members and children under 5

Website

 

Exhibition: Vintage Vows and Veils

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Price: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (5-17) $3, FREE for members and children under 5

Website

 

Exhibition: Young Artists at the Figge - Davenport

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


Guys in Ties
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $15 in adv., $20 at the door

Live Lunch with Ellis Kell
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Live Music: Just Chords
Where: Kilkenny's Pub
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Maps Family Day
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Material Collection: Juan Angel Chavez Artwork
Where: Figge Art Museum, Plaza
Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Price: N/A

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Power Hour Hot Seat

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Website

Public Skate
Where: River's Edge, Ice
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. Peoria Chiefs
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up
Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Where: The Adler Theater
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $10, $23, $32, $42, & $53

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Songwriter's All-Original Open Mic

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Three Years Hollow

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.

Price: $8

Website

 

Workshop: This Place is a Zoo! - Animal Drawing at Niabi Zoo
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Price: $35/Figge or Niabi Zoo Member; $45/non-member; $10 site fee payable to instructor includes an Animal Encounter

 

Sunday, April 14

 

5 Course Scotch Dinner

Where: Hotel Blackhawk, Bix Bistro

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Price: $125/person

Website

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Exhibition Closes: Alison Saar: STILL...
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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My Saddle Soars: A Germanic Bicycle Tour presented by Scot Hesdorffer

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission or FREE with membership

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 2:00 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: Five Bridges Jazz Band

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Tour: Marking Territory

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

Monday, April 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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Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Clinton LumberKings
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up

Tuesday, April 16


$5k Tax Day Relief Giveaway
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: Noon - 9:00 p.m.

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

Class: Italian Language Class
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $60/member; $70/non-member

Class: The Art of Drawing- Lines and Colors and Shapes
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $65/member; $75/non-member

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Fierce Bad Rabbit

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.

Price: $8

 
DIG to DONATE Plant Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amanda Heitz   
Thursday, 11 April 2013 14:03
Iowa State University Scott County Extension Master Gardeners presents the DIG to DONATE Plant Sale on May 4th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the ISU Scott County Extension & Outreach Office, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf.

Pick from a wide selection of perennials, many of which are grown and donated by Master Gardners who will be available to answer your plant questions. Demonstrations will be held throughout the day.

Great prices. Good variety. Expert advice. Cash or check. Support the Master Gardener program and its horticulture education programs in Scott County. To learn more about the group or plant sale call (563) 359-7577.

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April 11th. Independent Scholars' Evenings: Open Discussion Evening. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Thursday, 11 April 2013 13:57
Independent Scholars Evening

Open Discussion.  7.00 P.M.

A few times in the year we have free-form open evenings. This is one of  them.

Please bring your ideas, writings or any concept for discussion with the co-learners and attendees

PLUS  scheduling for upcoming ISE.

Doors open at 6.30

The Moline Commercial Club
on the 2nd. Floor
above the Phoenix Fine Art Gallery
1530 Fifth Avenue
Moline. IL 61265

The Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.
a 501(c)3 at State and Federal levels since 1996.

www.qcinstitute.org

 
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