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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 6/13 - 6/19 & River Roots Live Lineup PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 14 June 2013 09:48
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Hello!
The time has finally come! The River Roots Live website is up and running, which means it's also time to announce the lineup! The Quad Cities' premiere music festival will feature performances by The Wallflowers, Shooter Jennings, Bodeans, Vintage Trouble and more in 2013! Check out the website for details about the many other awesome bands and info on Ribfest BBQ.  Find us on Facebook and  Twitter for daily updates, too!
Celebrate freedom through music, dancing, and more during the Juneteenth Festival. Juneteenth kicks off Friday night with a live performance by the world-renowned Preservation Hall Jazz Band!  On Saturday,  10 of Soul will headline the entertainment. Rise and shine Saturday morning to see the Unity March starting at Beiderbacke Drive and spend the day enjoying rides, food, and family activities.
Grab your bikes and motorcycles this weekend and get ready to ride! Back by popular demand, Rally on the River QC continues on tonight until Saturday at Centennial Park. See the Bill Dixon Stunt Show Friday and Saturday and enjoy live music by artists like Quiet Riot, Black Jack Billy, and Saturday's headliner, Jackyl! And don't miss the afternoon bike show on Saturday. On Sunday, bond with Dad during the Ride the River Riverfront Bicycle Ride. Help carry on this 29 year tradition!
Winner of multiple awards including the TEEN Choice Awards, Kids Choice Awards, and RTL Young Artist of the Year Award, Aaron Carter takes the stage at the River Music Experience Tuesday! Tomorrow night, plan to see Incubus' very own Ben Kenney perform in the Redstone Room. On Saturday, see what the Rock Campers have worked so hard for during the first Rock Camp USA Concert. And don't forget about this Friday's Live at 5 featuring Natty Nation sponsored by Sedona Group, too.
Support the March of Dimes and Big Brothers Big Sisters this weekend when the RiverCenter hosts the White Linen Dance. Save the children at this semi-formal dance sponsored by Alphi Phi Alpha. All-white attire is suggested. Keep an eye out for Olympian Shawn Johnson downtown this weekend, too! She will be at the RiverCenter tonight speaking to women of all ages about maintaining balance and character while gaining Olympic fame.
Come down to the Figge for grilled burgers, brats, chicken, and more tonight during their Dinner and a Movie event. Feast on your summer favorites from the grill while enjoying the film Balance, a movie featuring artists whose works explore distinctions between balance and imbalance brought to you by Art21. Head out early for a chance to explore the Marking Territory or Studio1: X Marks the Spot exhibitions before they close Sunday.
Spend some quality family time downtown this weekend for Father's Day whether it be at a museum, restaurant, or field! Treat Dad to a River Bandits game on Sunday or test his ice skating skills Friday at River's Edge during their Family Friday Skate Night! You can even treat the whole family to a trip out to the German American Heritage Center every Friday this summer for only $10!
See you downtown!
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This Week's Events: June 13 - June 19


Thursday, June 13

An Evening with Olympian Shawn Johnson

Where: The RiverCenter

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

Price: $25

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Backyard Blowout

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Dinner and a Movie Event

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m. cookout, 7:00 p.m. movie

Price: $10

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

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

Price: $10

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Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Keith Soko

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Cedar Rapids Kernels

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $6 and up

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Rally on the River QC

Where: Centennial Park

Time:Noon - Midnight

Price: $10 for walk-in, FREE for anyone on a motorcycle

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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

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Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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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

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Watercolor Class

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Price: $95/member; $105/non-member

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Friday, June 14

$1,500 FREEky Friday Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

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Ben Kenney (of Incubus)

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.

Price: $17 in adv., $20 day of show

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Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

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David G. Smith
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Family Friday Night Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
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)
Fridays at the Figge- Drawing
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $45/members; $55/general public- per student, per workshop
Friday Live at 5 featuring Natty Nation sponsored by Sedona Group
Where: River Music Experience, RME Courtyard
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Juneteenth
Where: LeClaire Park
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Jordan Danielsen
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Tony Hoeppner
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Doug Brundies & the Big Acoustic Show
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Just Chords
Where: Kilkenny's
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Music on the Levee: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Where: LeClaire Park & Bandshell
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Narrow Hearts, Of Glaciers, Kings, and Heavyweight
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 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
Rally on the River QC
Where: Centennial Park
Time: Noon - 1:00 a.m.
Price: $10 for walk-ins, FREE for anyone riding on a motorcycle
Saturday, June 15

 

Backyard Blowout

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Brewery Tours

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

 

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

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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

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Exhibition: Pushing the Envelope

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Marking Territory

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Jordan Danielsen
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
Juneteenth
Where: LeClaire Park
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
The Lewis Knudsen Band
Where: Freight House Farmers Market
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Just Chords
Where: Kilkenny's
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Mosaics Class
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $50/member; $60/non-member; $20 materials fee payable to instructor day of class
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: 6:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up

Rally on the River QC
Where: Centennial Park
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Price: $10 for walk-ins, FREE for anyone riding on motorcycle until 5:00 p.m. then $10
Rock Camp USA Concert- Session 1
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 11:30 a.m. / Show Noon
Price: $5

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Stitch In at the Ball Game! with The Yarn Shoppe

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $9

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Unity Parade/March

Where: Starts at Beiderbacke Drive

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Website

 

White Linen Dance

Where: RiverCenter, Mississippi Hall

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $15 in adv., $18 at the door

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Sunday, June 16

 

29th Annual Ride the River

Where: Begin at The Freight House, Western Ave., and River Dr.

Time: 7:00 a.m.

Price: Adults $15, Kids 16 and under $5

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$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Exhibition Closes: Marking Territory
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Exhibition Closes: Studio1: X Marks the Spot
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Father's Day Catch
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 4:00 p.m. catch, 4:30-6:30 p.m. buffet
Price: $20/adult, $10/child 10 and under

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Music on the Levee: Tewanta and Company

Where: LeClaire Park & Bandshell

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

 
Blues Festival Volunteers Needed! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MVBS   
Thursday, 13 June 2013 07:46

The 29th annual Mississippi Valley Blues Festival is less than three weeks away, but the event is still seeking volunteers.  Workers are needed for all positions, especially for the later shifts, hospitality, and set up and tear down.  The Festival happens July 4-6 in Davenport’s LeClaire Park.

The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival could not survive without the work of its volunteers.  Those who sign up to work a 3 to 4-hour shift will receive:

•           Free Admission

•           Free Fest T-Shirt

To register, go to www.mvbs.org and click on BluesFest, then Volunteers.  That will take you to the registration page.

Or call the MVBS office at 563-322-5837.

The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival is produced by the non-profit Mississippi Valley Blues Society.  The 2013 lineup features the usual mix of up-and-coming blues stars as well as legends, with 27 acts on two stages.  Featured headliner is the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band playing on the Bandshell Saturday July 6.

Advance tickets for the 2013 BluesFest are available through June 30 at all Quad-City Hy-Vee stores, Hy-Vees in Clinton and Muscatine, Muddy Waters in Bettendorf, Rascals in Moline, Martinis on the Rock in Rock Island, through the MVBS office at 563-32-BLUES, and online at mvbs.org.  Advance tickets are only $15 per day;  tickets at the gate are $20 per day.

There are also a special discount tickets for active military and veterans, available through June 30 only at R.I.A. Federal Credit Union locations.

 
Library Lines: More Free Summer Fun Next Week PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rock Island Library   
Thursday, 13 June 2013 07:37

Pick up your free travel notepad (while supplies last) and make a note to attend these free programs:

Historic Tour of Riverside Cemetery, Moline:  7:00 pm. 7:00 pm, June 17 at Riverside Cemetery. Explore the fascinating history at two of the Quad Cities' oldest cemeteries. Registration is requested but not required: Call

Close-up photo of mourning woman statue at Chippiannock Cemetery

732-7341 to do so. If you find you're available that night, meet the tour group at the cemetery's 5th Avenue entrance.

 

Movie Flick: Sink your teeth into free popcorn and a movie based on a book. 5:30 pm, June 18, Main Library. We can't tell you the title here, but here's a tip: Great white shark, plus summer beach-goers equal a classic film with lots of action beneath the surface. (Novel by Peter Benchley.)

 

Learn how to use new technology and new library services next week, too:

Downloading Music with Freegal: 6:30 pm, June 19,

Main Library. Yes, now you can download free music with your Rock Island Library card and an Internet connection. You do have to be a Rock Island Library cardholder to use this digital service.

 

Using Your Tablet: 2:30 pm, June 20, Main Library (For users of Android devices only.) Do you have a new tablet PC or a new Kindle Fire HD tablet? Want to learn more about what you can do with it? Join us for a free how-to session.
Make sure you bring your device - this is a hands-on session, and the library will not supply devices for use.(Have an Apple tablet? Join us in July for a session just for you.  Details at left.)

 
Volunteers Needed PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dr. Jeffrey Bassman   
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:26

Volunteers needed for the Bix7 road race and its related festivities and functions.  The race is July 27 at 8:00am. We need volunteers prior to, during, and after the race.

The committees need adults and young adults (12 years old and older).

Please call us at 563-383-5353 or log on to the volunteer section at www.bix7.com to sign up or for more information.

 
June 13th 2013 : " Six Sigma: The Next Level " I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 13:59
June 13th  2013 :   Independent Scholars Evenings:

"Six Sigma : the next level."

Continuing our discussion: current applications of the principals of Six Sigma.
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The growing success  of Costco : dubbed the anti-Walmart.
Do Employees come first?

A trained Black Belt and Green Belt of the Six Sigma from the '90s will be in attendance to answer questions. The circular from the previous discussion on Six Sigma and it's principles will be available.

Open discussion:
Free and open to the public.

This Thursday June 13th. 2013  evening:  Independent Scholars' Evenings:
At
The Moline Commercial Club
2nd Floor.
Above the Phoenix Fine Art Gallery

1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.

Free and open to the public.

Dress code: business casual.

7.00 p.m

309-762-8547 for the Moline Club
309-762-9202 for The Institute.

light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.

doors open at 6.30. Please use the 5th Ave entrance.  Handicapped entrance is on 16th. Street. Please call for us to open the door on the 16th. street entrance.

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

 
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