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Edgar Allen Poe Works on Stage Monday at Rock Island Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Friday, 11 October 2013 12:20

Words of Edgar Allen Poe on Stage at Rock Island Library on Monday

E. A. POE: Edgar Allan Poe’s Imagination: Monday, Oct. 14, 6:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street. Free and Open to the Public

Rock Island, IL: Actor Dan Haughey (pronounced Hoi) will bring the words of Edgar Allen Poe to life in EA. POE: Edgar Allan Poe’s Imagination! a one-man show on the work of Edgar Allen Poe, at 6:00 pm on Monday, October 14, at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street.

Dan Haughey becomes a modern literary critic for a prominent newspaper as he interprets excerpts from some of Poe's most entertaining and creative works. In this 45-minute drama some of Poe's greatest poems, short stories, and satires will be presented. Haughey both performs and critiques Poe’s work in the guise of a skeptical critic. Works will include The Raven, Annabel Lee, The Bells, and The TellTale Heart.

The event is free and open to the public.

 
Happy Joe's Kids Foundation Luncheon PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kristel Whitty-Ersan   
Friday, 11 October 2013 11:07

Happy Joe's is not only known for its pizza, but for the good work they do in their communities. The company has a stellar reputation for giving back and Happy Joe Whitty has dedicated the company to many causes, mainly those that involve children with special needs.

On November 13th Happy Joe's will host the Second Annual Ladies Precious Luncheon at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf. Doors open at 10:30am for our shopping boutique. We have several unique vendors lined up so you can start your holiday shopping early. Miss Iowa, Nicole Kelly, will emcee the event, and our keynote speaker is Brock Davis. Brock is 23 years old a senior at the University of Wisconsin majoring in Media Arts and Game Design. Brock has Cerebral Palsy and is confined to a wheelchair for mobility and uses an augmentative device to communicate. Come and hear Brock share his positive outlook on life and his commitment to making a difference! Individual tickets are $45, corporate tables of 8 are $400, and proceeds will benefit the Happy Joe's Kids Foundation.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Happy Joe's Support Center 563-332-8811. You can also register online www.happyjoeskids.org and click on the events tab.

If you would like more information, please contact Kristel Whitty-Ersan at 563.332.8811, Ext. 203, or via e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 10/10 - 10/16 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 11 October 2013 09:21

Haunted House What better way to kick off fall than with some apple picking, hot chocolate drinking, and of course, haunted housing! Get your Halloween fix early by attending the Davenport Jaycees Haunted House every Friday and Saturday for the rest of October. Grab a friend or family member's hand to squeeze and experience the most-terrifying hunted house in the Quad Cities!
The star of the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson is bringing his hilarious stand-up brand of comedy to the Adler Theater! Get your laugh on when Craig Ferguson's Hot and Grumpy Tour arrives on Saturday. Mix it up a little next weekend when the a capella group Straight No Chaser brings their ten, unadulterated human voices together to make extraordinary music with a touch of humor, too.
Sing along to some familiar songs at River Music Experience this weekend during Deja vu Rendezvous featuring 10 of Soul. Tonight, the Kris Lager Band returns to the Redstone Room for a night of blues, soul, jam, and rock!  And don't forget about this Third Sunday's Jazz presenting the Laurence Hobgood Quintet featuring Ernie Watts. If you'd rather be the star of the show, participate in the RME Open Mic Contest Round 1 tonight and perform in front of a live audience.
Attention teens between the ages of 12 and 18! Get "animated" this weekend for Teen Anime Day at the Figge! Dress up in your favorite anime costume for a chance to win People's Choice while participating in art shows, a Japanese language and art session, and more. In light of the Halloween spirit, check out the new exhibition opening this weekend, Medieval Monsters.  The very cool Day of the Dead Exhibit is still on display, as well.
Spend part of your Saturday with Coffee, Cupcakes, & a Conversation during Bucktown Center for the Arts' Second Saturday Series. Meet with artist Nicole Zoe Miller and browse the works of Studio56.    Don't forget to stop at the Freight House Farmers Market and bring the kids along to enjoy a petting zoo! While you're there, grab a pumpkin to carve along with some fresh and local autumn produce.  If you're looking for more great tunes this weekend, head to Rhythm City to catch The Whoozdads or to Barrel House for The Candymakers.
See you downtown!
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This Week's Events: October 10- October 16


Thursday, October 10
Beer Tasting Event
Where: Bix Bistro inside Hotel Blackhawk
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Price: $80/person
Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10
Kris Lager Band
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price: $8

River's Edge Monthly 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.

RME Open Mic Contest - Round 1
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Price: $5 or FREE for friends of RME
Thursdays at the Figge
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Friday, October 11

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
Davenport Jaycees Haunted House
Where: 319 Western Avenue, Downtown Davenport
Time: 7:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: $10/soul
Deja Vu Rendezvous featuring 10 of Soul
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:30 p.m. / Show 8:30 p.m.
Price: $8
KSRA
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Tony Hoeppner
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Candymakers
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
The Whoozdads
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
Saturday, October 12

 

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

 

Caged Aggression XI: The Uprising

Where: RiverCenter, Great River Hall

Time: Doors 6:00 p.m. / First Fight 7:30 p.m.

Price: $52/Front Row Cage VIP Ticket; $42/Table; $27/General Admission; $32/Day of Show

Website

 

Craig Ferguson

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $44.50 & $9.50

Website

 

Davenport Jaycees Haunted House

Where: 319 Western Avenue, Downtown Davenport

Time: 7:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: $10/soul

Website

 

David Dorris Book Promotion

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Price: FREE

Website

 

Exhibition: 1934: A New Deal for Artists

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: A New Deal for Illinois: The Federal Art Project Collection of Western Illinois

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Day of the Dead

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Land and Water

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 Opens: Medieval Monsters

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Jazz

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Photography Contest

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: Studio1: Pop Art Soup

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

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

 

Live Music: Kevin Boyd

Where: Freight House Farmers Market

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Petting Zoo
Where: Freight House Farmer's Market
Time: All Day
Price: FREE
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Second Saturday Series: Coffee, Cupcakes, & a Conversation

Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts, Studio 56

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Songwriter's All-Original Open Mic

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Teen Anime Day

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: Noon - 3 p.m.

Price: $5/student

Website

 

Tour: A New Deal for Illinois: The Federal Art Project Collection of Western Illinois

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

 

The Whoozdads

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

Website

 

Sunday, October 13

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Price: $5 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 Band

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

Website

Third Sunday Jazz Presents Laurence Hobogood Quintet featuring Ernie Watts
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 5:30 p.m. / Show 6:00 p.m.
Price: $10 or $15 for reserved seating
Tracing your Jewish Roots from German-Speaking Europe
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $25/members; $35/non-members (pre-registration required)
Tour: 1934: A New Deal for Artists
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Monday, October 14

Columbus Day Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Website

 

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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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $5 and Up

Website


Tuesday, October 15


Acoustic Music Club
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Class: Drawing Beyond the Basics - Line to Form II
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $75/member, $85/non-member
Class: Figure Drawing
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $20/3classes/student; $30/3 classes/adult; $12/single session

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

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

 

Gas Gift Card Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Website

 

It's Firkin Tuesday!

Where: Barrel House 211

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

Price: $3 Burger Baskets

Website


Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Quad City Kix Band

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Wednesday, October 16

 

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

Website

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and Twitter

 

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

 
Northwest Illinois Volunteerism Conference October 18 in Moline PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Layton   
Friday, 11 October 2013 08:09

Fourth Annual Conference Theme is “Developing Dreams”

MOLINE—The fourth annual Northwest Illinois Volunteerism Conference will be held Friday, Oct. 18 at the Western Illinois University Riverfront campus. This year’s theme is “Developing Dreams,” and the major focus of the conference will be engaging youth in service and combining faith-based, nonprofit, education and governmental organizations to address priority community needs.

KeeKee Pregracke will be the keynote speaker. She will talk about how her son Chad’s childhood dream of cleaning the Mississippi River inspired him to develop Living Lands & Waters. Headquartered in East Moline, Living Lands & Waters has grown to be the only “industrial strength” river cleanup organization like it in the world. Chad will also deliver an inspiring video greeting to the group.

Another feature of the 2013 conference will be a Developing Dreams Panel Discussion led by Reverend Fred Nettles, chair of Governor Past Quinn’s Serve Illinois Commission. Community leaders, including Moline Mayor Scott Raes, educators and other representatives will discuss how community groups can partner together to develop the dreams of urban and rural residents.

A variety of breakout sessions will be offered including working with youth, diversity, disabilities inclusion and understanding personality types.

Registration is $35 or $20 for students, AmeriCorps members, and seniors. This year’s conference is co-sponsored by the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Serve Illinois Commission, and the Mississippi Valley Directors of Volunteers in Agencies.

For more information, contact Dave Layton at (309) 793-4425 or visit www.nwivc.net

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CONCERNED QUAD CITIANS TO CALL ON CONGRESS TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING AND SPARE QUAD CITY FAMILIES FROM ECONOMIC DEVASTATION PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dino Leone   
Thursday, 10 October 2013 08:03

DAVENPORT – On Monday, October 14th at 5 PM, concerned Quad Citians will gather at United Neighbors (808 N. Harrison St. Davenport, Iowa) to call on Congress to raise the debt ceiling in order to prevent a catastrophic default that will severely harm the economy.

Speakers will call on US House Republicans to follow the sensible positions of Congressmen Loebsack and Braley, who have shown leadership on this issue.

Speakers at the event will include:

Chuck Conger, President of AFGE 2119 (Rock Island Arsenal JMTC Employees), will speak about how the shutdown has affected federal employees and how a debt ceiling breach would drastically magnify the damage done to our economy.

Tom Seymour, President of the Quad City Alliance for Retired Americans, will talk about the potential of Social Security benefits to retirees stopping if the debt limit is reached and the government defaults on its payments to retirees, the disabled, and other SSA recipients.

Mike Malmstrom of the Homeless Veterans Outreach Center will give examples of the type of work done by the outreach workers at the VA Homeless Outreach center, and how they have been already affected by the shutdown. He will also provide other examples of how veterans will be affected by the potential debt ceiling limit including the effects of a debt ceiling breach on GI Bill benefits.

The event is open to the media and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by AFSCME Iowa Council 61, the Quad City Federation of Labor, the Quad City Alliance for Retired Americans, the Iowa Federation of Labor, and the Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013

 

WHAT: Concerned Quad Citians to hold an event calling on Congress to raise the debt ceiling.

 

WHO: Chuck Conger, President of AFGE 2119 (Rock Island Arsenal JMTC Employees).

 

Tom Seymour, President of the Quad City Alliance for Retired Americans.

 

Mike Malmstrom of Homeless Veterans Outreach Center.

 

Union members, activists, and concerned Quad Citians.

 

WHERE: United Neighbors

808 N. Harrison St.

Davenport, Iowa 52803

 

WHEN: 5:00 PM

 
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