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Written by QC Food Hub   
Friday, 16 January 2015 11:38

Saturday, January 24th, 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00)
Davenport Freight House, 421 W. River Dr., Davenport, IA

Join us for a night of entertainment and support QC Food Hub programs!

•$80 per table – 8 players per table
•10 Rounds of 10 Questions Each
•1st place $160 – 2nd place $80


Food Available
Refreshments from the Local Market Store
Beer from Front Street Brewery


*Please no outside beverages allowed

Reserve your table in advance to guarantee a spot!

To register a team or for more information stop in to QCFH Local Market store or call 563-265-2455

This Week in Downtown Davenport: 1/16 - 1/22 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 16 January 2015 08:54
Icestravaganza 2015 is finally here! Head out to our new location at the Freight House to watch award-winning ice sculptor, Dawson List, carve ice sculptures live on site. This event will offer FREE indoor kid's activities including a cookie decorating station, crafts, story time, and more. The Farmers Market will remain open until 4 p.m. so you can shop local, too! Get in the winter spirit and hop to River's Edge for public ice skating that afternoon.

Ain't no party like an after party once evening hits. Come on back Saturday night for heavy hors d'oeuvres from Front Street Brewery, a live DJ set by Just Let Go, a cash bar with a vodka luge, and good company during the Icestravaganza After-Party. After-Party tickets are only $10 and can be purchased here or at the door. What a perfect time to see the ice sculptures professionally lit at night!


 Featuring wine samples from local wineries and wine distributors, River Music Experience's Winter Wine Experience is back for it's seventh year Saturday! Sip and sample wine, munch on hors d'oeuvres, and enjoy a performance by the Manny Lopez Septet during this benefit for RME and their musical mission. You can still hit this event and catch Icestravaganza, too.   Tomorrow, kick back to some blues/rock tunes from the Nick Schnebelen Band in the Redstone Room.


 Considered to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls is sure to be a hit at the Adler Theatre on Wednesday. This oddball romantic comedy will steal your heart...and laughs. Make a night of it by attending the pre-show dinner at the RiverCenter. Also at the RiverCenter this week- the Big Brothers Big Sisters Putt-A-Round. Go miniature golfing in the winter and help youth in the community all at once. May the putts be with you!


 If you're in need of some warmth this week, look no further than downtown Davenport. Grab a fresh cinnamon roll from Oh So Sweet and treat yourself to a New Orleans Style Ice Coffee at Redband Coffee Company before heading to work. Stop by SiS International Shop for some comfy cozy fair trade socks, hats, and more while you're out! We feel warmer already...


See you downtown!  Click here for much, much more.  Presented by the River Cities' Reader.

Senior Star at Elmore Place Takes Laughter on the Road in the Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Christina L. Maggio-Kellerstrass   
Thursday, 15 January 2015 11:40

Community invited to experience laugher yoga and learn how it will benefit their groups or businesses


DAVENPORT, IA (January 13, 2015) – Senior Star at Elmore Place is pleased to host the greater Quad Cities community on January 20 and February 3 at 4502 Elmore Avenue to experience the buzz about its laughter yoga program and learn why so many local groups are asking to bring the program to their businesses.

As part of an ongoing wellness focus, Senior Star has incorporated laughter yoga into its programming for the past four years.  A popular activity among the residents at Senior Star, laughter yoga has consistently been a frequent choice for entertainment and health benefits.  Additionally, as its popularity has risen among residents, so has the request to bring laughter yoga to the greater Quad Cities community.  Thus far, Senior Star associates have provided the program for community support groups, stroke survivors, chronic pain and brain injury sufferers and employee wellness programs.  Well known businesses and organizations such as Genesis, John Deere and United Health Care have requested Senior Star’s laughter yoga program for their patients and/or employees.

“As a collaborator and good neighbor, we feel it’s our responsibility to ‘pay it forward’ by providing this community service to our greater Quad Cities’ friends,” said Courtney Maddox, Senior Star independent living program director and certified laughter yoga instructor.

In order to know Senior Star’s laughter yoga program and how it can help many businesses, community groups and individuals in the Quad Cities, Senior Star is hosting a community laughter yoga extravaganza on the following dates:

·         Tuesday, January 20 at 1 p.m.

·         Tuesday, February 3 at 12:30 p.m.  Lunch will be included at this program.

Please RSVP no later than one day prior to the date you would like to attend by calling 563.484.5114.

If you are unable to attend one of these dates and would like to learn more about how your group can request one of Senior Star’s certified laughter yoga instructors, call 563.484.5114.

For more information about Senior Star at Elmore Place or to schedule a tour, call 563.484.5114 or visit the website at www.seniorstar.com.

About Senior Star at Elmore Place

Senior Star at Elmore Place, a Senior Star community, features 236 modernly decorated apartments spanning across 20 acres of beautifully landscaped property with many customized amenities to offer its residents three distinctive living experiences:  independent living, assisted living and memory care.  For more information, visit www.seniorstar.com.


News Releases - Local Events
Written by Rhonda Johnson   
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 13:28
Tickets are on sale now for the 2nd Annual Big Bacon Bonanza, a fun, bacon-themed festival to raise funds for and awareness of Churches United of the Quad City Area’s Hunger and Shelter ministries.  The event will take
place on Saturday, February 28, from 4 – 7 p.m., at the RiverCenter Great Hall, at 136 E. 3rd Street, Davenport.

New this year is our Celebrity Judge, Danielle Dimovski (host of the TV show “BBQ CRAWL” and winner of numerous awards, including “WORLD BACON CHAMPION” at the Roc City Rib Fest)!  There will also be a possibility to win an opportunity to cook with Danielle, by entering the Bacon Challenge recipe contest!

For tickets and contest info, please go to www.bigbaconbonanza.com, or call Churches United at 563-332-5002.

Please join us for a great time and for a great cause!


Pop Open a Good Book with Winter Reading Contests at the Rock Island Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 09:51

Rock Island, IL: Pop open a good book this winter, and you could enjoy both a cozy read and the opportunity to win prizes from the Rock Island Public Library. The library's winter reading contests for children, teens and adults run Saturday, Jan. 17 to Feb.28.

Pop Open a Good Book contest reading logs and forms are available at all Rock Island Library locations starting Jan. 17. Readers of all ages can also now track their reading online with the library's new reading program software. To get started, look for the Winter Reading link on the library website on Jan. 17.

Children from pre-school to 6th grades win prizes for reading either 16 picture books or four chapter books. Kids get a prize when they pick up their Pop Open a Good Book log, and earn a book and sticker when they complete the program. Children can also play the Wandoo Reader online game, which awards players pieces of an online robot for minutes spent reading.

The library will kick off Winter Reading with a free family movie and popcorn at 1:00 pm on Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. The 1984 classic movie features a town taken over by mischievous monsters after a young man ignores the pet shop owner's instructions, which include "never, ever feed mogwai after midnight." It is rated PG.

Other special children's events offered during Winter Reading include pop up card crafts on Feb. 3, 4 and 5 for grades K - 6; a Winter Reading dance party on Feb. 12 with children's musician Jeannie B!, a kid's book club discussion on Feb. 16 with three books nominated for the 2015 Illinois Bluestem Book Awards, and a special "Blizzard Bash" on Feb. 21 with indoor snowball battles, winter obstacle courses and snow crafts. Check the library website for times and locations.

Adults ages 18 and up can participate in the reading program by completing one entry form for each adult book, eBook or audiobook completed during the challenge. Entries will go into a grand prize drawing for an Apple iPad mini, Google Nexus 7, Amazon Fire HDX 7, or Samsung Nexus. Additional prizes include $25 gift cards to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy and Regal Theaters, and $15 gift certificates to Cool Beanz coffeehouse.

Teens ages 12 to 18 can also participate by filling out one entry form for every book or magazine read during the challenge. Grand prize drawings for teens include a computer tablet and gift cards.

Events for adults during the Winter Reading period include local history programs, including a Jan. 27 presentation on the life and crimes of gangster John Looney, and a Feb. 25 program on restoration work needed on the Rock Island Courthouse's Civil War monument. Additional programs include a wide variety of technology training programs on downloading eBooks and using various types of tablets and smartphones.

Teens can choose from programs this winter that include an Anime Night on Jan. 22, a "Tape it to Make it" duct tape craft on Feb. 5, a Teen "un-valentines" party on Feb. 10, and a Teen Science Cafe with hand-on projects on Feb. 19.

Events are free and open to all, regardless of participation in the winter reading contest.

For more upcoming library events, visit library locations or the website at www.rockislandlibrary.org, follow Rock Island Library on Facebook or Twitter or call 309-732-READ (7323).


Calendar of library programs: http://rockislandlibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventcalendar.aspx

Founded in 1872, the Rock Island Public Library serves the area through three locations, which include the Main, 30/31 and Southwest Branches, community outreach efforts, and online opportunities that provide resources to enhance personal achievement and stimulate the imagination.

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