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Written by Jennifer Christiansen   
Monday, 07 October 2013 09:43

The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and the Moline Public Library welcome Rabbi Jonathan Porath as he presents “All Five Books of Moses from the Creation of the World Until the Death of Moses in One Hour,” Thursday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m.  No registration is required for this free program.   For more information, visit the Moline Public Library (3210 - 41st Street, Moline) or call 309-524-2470.

No single book has had a greater impact on Western Civilization and humanity than the Hebrew Bible, the Five Books of Moses.  Participants will enjoy a fast-paced review of the 187 chapters which changed the world!  Open to believers and non-believers of all faiths, theologies, and persuasions, from the perspective of Rabbi Porath from Jerusalem, who has been a guest of the Quad Cities in the past.  This event is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and Friends of the Moline Public Library.

Mississippi River Valley Art Directory Fall Art Drive PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Diane Volrath   
Monday, 07 October 2013 09:37

Artistic inspiration is a mystery to some, sought by others and personal to every artist. The Mississippi River Valley Art Drive (MRVAD) is a self-guided art tour on November 2 and November 3,2013, that allows the public to visit local artists in the setting that inspires their creativity. Not all of the stops are individual studios, but all of the art is done by local artists.

This is the 7th MRVAD art drive offering the opportunity to interact with the artists in a more private, personal setting; their studio, their home or private gallery. Most comfortable in the environment of their creativity, this encounter allows for depth of conversation and the development of a relationship between artist and art enthusiast.  Discussion or display of techniques and materials are more easily experienced at the location of execution. It is from this location, many times, that the subject of the artwork originates.

As far north as Bellevue, Iowa, with artists sprinkled throughout the Quad Cities and surrounding river towns, through Bishop Hill, to the West Central Illinois Arts Center of Macomb, a variety of artists incorporating 30 different mediums participate in this art tour. The fall MRVAD art tour includes The Next Picture Show in Dixon, Illinois as well as the Starlight Art Glass Studio in West Burlington, Iowa. There are scenic routes to encompass any or all sectors of this far reaching Mississippi River Valley art tour. Most artists are available by appointment if time does not allow you to reach them during the drive.

Some artists invite others to join at one location making it convenient for the public to experience several artists in one spot. The list of the participating artists with corresponding addresses and hours of operation are available at www.mrvad.com by printing the map and brochure. This site will also provide any last minute cancellations or unavoidable changes. Take some time to review all of the artists and then plan a  route!  Telephone numbers are listed so all inquiries may be specifically directed.

This is a fun experience. Enjoy the changing countryside with fellow art lovers, conversing with the talented creators of incredibly delightful art and meeting new people while supporting the local artists of the  Mississippi River Valley.

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Written by Craig & Kellie Moore   
Monday, 07 October 2013 09:28












Contacts: Craig or Kellie Moore (563) 445-3034

During swap hours call (563) 299-5603

Oct. 10th. 2013 " Can You Find Yourself While Lost On A Bicycle?" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 07 October 2013 09:18
By Chuck Oestreich
The presentation will explore some of the themes in Oestreich'srecently published novel, "Bicycle Moon." - especially how someaspects of modern life both hinder and promote living life at its fullest.
The author will read excerpts and lead a discussion about the centralfeatures of the novel.
About the presenter and author:
Chuck Oestreich is a long-time educator from Rock Island who has become a major advocate of bicycling being used for transportation along with recreation. He is active with the local bike club, the Quad Cities bicycle Club, and the state-wide League of Illinois Bicyclists, where he is the chairman of a six-day bike tour (GITAP) every year. He also writes a monthly column for the Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus.
Independent Scholars' Evenings.
Held at  the Moline Commercial Club, 1530 Fifth Avenue, MolineIL 61265
Dress code: business casual
Refreshments will be served
Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd a 501(c)3 organization since 1996 under US laws at State and Federal level.

LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 10/4/13 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 04 October 2013 15:19

ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 10/4/2013

Go Fish Marina Bar and Grill Princeton, IA – Full bar and grill including pizza, chicken, wraps, burgers and tenderloins.  Leased docks and customer dock parking - 411 River Dr, Princeton, IA 52768. 563-289-3908. www.gofishmarinabarandgrill.com
Locals Love Us – Quad Cities What is this "Locals Love Us" thing? It's a group hug from the community. It's a safe way to show your affection for a local business. It's a fun new way to support your favorite local places and win stuff. It's a quick way to find out which places the locals adore. Go to qca.LocalsLoveUs.com for more information.
Tom Doty - individual membership. Welcome, Tom!
RIBBON CUTTING! Please join us as we celebrate!

October 9th - Arndt Chiropractic Center 3359 Middle Rd. #1 Bettendorf, Iowa - 4:30-7 p.m. 

Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!

October 10th - Steventon's - 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Join us on the deck!

November – Faithful Pilot – date and time tbd

December 10th - Hungry Hobo - lunch – noon



October 4th – Grilling for Charity – First Central State Bank 11am – 1 pm.  Please join us for lunch to benefit the LeClaire Firefighters Association. Hamburger, chips, cookie and drink for $5 donation. Carry out available!

October 4th – First Friday in LeClaire

Mississippi River Distilling Company – Signature cocktails and spirited food items! And, Coffee Liqueur is back for a 3rd Season!

Wide River Winery – Featured wine and Live Music –“Whoozdads” - 5-8pm
Aunt Hatties Fanciful Emporium – Come in for a red velvet cupcake!

Razzleberries – Booze cake while it lasts!

Faithful Pilot - The Matriarchs, live music - 7:30-9:00pm

LeClaire Antiques and Appraisals - 'First Friday's Free Appraisals' 5-7 p.m.

Restaurants and many other shops open late!

October 6h – Wide River Winery – Live Music – “The Ripplers”, 2-5 p.m. 106 N. Cody Road  www.wideriverwinery.com
October 6th - Wide River Winery Clinton - Live Music 2-5 p.m. Joe and Vicki Price Blues - Independent Music Award Winners. Best Blues CD 2010.  Uncle Pat's BBQ available for purchase.


October 6th - Dogtoberfest at Bier Stube 2-5:30pm, 1001 Canal Shore Dr. SW, LeClaire, Iowa. Free admission. Free doggie bags to the first 150 dogs in attendance. Raffle items; auction. Food and beverages available for purchase. Rain date Sunday, October 13, 2013. 


October 8th – Faithful Pilot Fall Menu Launch beginning at 5 p.m

October 9th - Ribbon Cutting - Arndt Chiropractic Center 3359 Middle Rd. #1 Bettendorf, Iowa - 4:30-7 p.m. 


October 9th - Come support The Faithful Pilot as they defend their ‘Peoples Choice Award’ at The March of Dimes Charity Chef Auction.  All proceeds go directly to March of Dimes.  Information on securing a table http://www.marchofdimes.com/iowa/events/events_10828.html


October 10th - Market Snapshot with Liz Ann Sonders 3:00 p.m. Eric Johannes with Charles Schwab, 5345 Elmore Ave., #300, Davenport, IA 52807. Please RSVP 563-275-3659

October 10th - The LeClaire Fire Department Annual Fire Prevention Open House at the Fire Station (corner of Jones and 15th) 6pm to 8pm. Please stop up and see the fire prevention posters designed by the students (K-4) from Bridgeview and Cody Schools. We will also have other interesting and informative displays, fire truck rides and they very popular LCFD popcorn!


October 13th – Faithful Pilot Fall Wine Tasting $15.00 3-5 small bites and 15 wines


October 13th - LeClaire Lions Club presents "Apple Fest on the River" 11:00am-4:00pm.

Apples, Childrens Activities, Jump House, Variety of Vendors, Homemade Pies, Cupcakes, Cake Pops, Kettle Korn, Pumpkins, Specialty popcorn, Crepes, Copper Jewelry, Hand made Canoes,

QC Antique Car Club, Garden Art and MUCH  MORE!!!!!!!!

Aunt Hattie's will be hosting a Pie Baking contest during Apple Fest! To enter you must make a home made apple pie. NO STORE BOUGHT PIES!!!  $5.00 entry fee. The Prize for first place is $50 - second $25 & $10 for third. You must enter in advance. Sign up at Aunt Hattie's, 102 S. Cody Road, LeClaire. A portion of the money will be donated to FREEDOM ROCK FUND. You must bring your Apple Pie to Aunt Hattie's by 12:00 NOON on October 13th. Judging at 1PM. Winners will be announced at 3pm.

Pie Eating contest at Aunt Hattie's at 2pm! WINNER will receive $10 in chamber bucks, which is just like MONEY !!!


October 14: Tourism Brainstorming Session from 5-7pm at Mississippi River Distilling Co., 303 N. Cody Road. Residents and business owners are invited to attend this brainstorming session designed to help the Tourism Board and LeClaire Marketing Alliance determine its marketing priorities for the future and a course of action to keep LeClaire’s momentum moving forward.


October 15th - Asbury United Methodist Church is hosting a "Partnering to EmPOWER" fundraising event for Winnie's Place. 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.

October 16th –Buffalo Bill Museum Fundraiser Dinner at Crane & Pelican Cafe Storytellers will be entertaining guests with ghost stories, period dress is encouraged, and the menu is

incredible!  A three-course dinner ($40 per person) is choice of salmon, roast beef or pasta w/meat balls and sauce.  Send your reservation and payment to: Buffalo Bil Museum, PO Box 284, LeClaire IA 52753. Don't delay!  Don't miss it!!


October 20th – Faithful Pilot Sunday Brunch seating at 10:00 & 12:30 $25.00 per person (NO QUAD CITY TIMES COUPONS VALID)


October 23rd - Explore the Benefits of Working with Schwab Eric Johannes, Charles Schwab,

5345 Elmore Ave #300, Davenport, IA 52807. Please R.S.V.P 563-275-3659


October 26th - Witches Walk Costume Contest and Parade Parade begins at 1:00p.m.


October 26th – 4th Annual Hallowine 1-5pm; tickets are $10. Join us for LeClaire’s Food & Wine Tour. Enjoy local cuisine and wine samples while touring the shops of LeClaire! Event starts at the LeClaire Information Center, 122 N. Cody Rd. First 200 attendees receive a free wine glass. Proceeds to benefit local charities. www.visitleclaire.com


October 26th- The Faithful Pilot is open for LUNCH! from 12-4 of course small wine samples to pass out for Hall-O-Wine


Save the Date


December 6th-8th - Christmas in LeClaire!



Grace Marine has received approval for their new showroom in LeClaire! It will be located just east of the former welcome center on Eagle Ridge Road.  The tentative plan is to break ground sometime in November with the building completion sometime in March/April.  Carl Hoyt Jr., General Manager, and his team look forward to having the full operation in one town!  New boats will be showcased in LeClaire! www.gracemarine.com Grace Marine, Inc. 563-359-1635. Captain's Quarters DryStak Marina 563-289-5050

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!
For those who would like to submit anonymous questions for the upcoming Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 29th at 7:00 P.M. at the LeClaire Fire Station, the question box is now out at the LeClaire Community Library Circulation Desk. Anyone may submit as many questions as they would like until October 22nd, when they will be given directly to the moderators to use at the forum at their discretion. If you are a candidate and haven't RSPV'd for the Candidate Forum, please email Interim Library Director, Jillian Flahaven at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please plan to be at the Fire Station by 6:45 P.M. on October 29th. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the LeClaire Community Library.

"Something NEW” at the LeClaire Civic Club – BUNCO! Every third Tuesday from10:00 AM through 12:30PM!  Call Debbie for details - 563-289-4458.

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! 


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!


Primitive Cottage is collecting food for the Princeton Presbyterian Church's Food Pantry which is in great need of food donations. They have helped alot of people, and now they need our help.  Donations can be dropped off at Primitive Cottage in LeClaire. Please check the expiration date on items because anything that has expired can't be given away.

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.

LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar:

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

October 6th - Dogtoberfest at Bier Stube

October 13th – AppleFest

October 26th – 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!

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