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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 2/27 - 3/5 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Thursday, 27 February 2014 17:00
From fashion and beauty to healthcare and home improvement, the RiverCenter is reaching out to all the ladies this weekend to attend the KWQC-TV6 Women's Health & Lifestyle Fair. For a list of fitness and lifestyle demonstrations throughout the day, click here. This year features American Idol winner and The Biggest Loser contestant, Ruben Studdard. All proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen for the cure Quad Cities.
 Get a taste of New Orleans without even leaving the QC by attending the Figge's Mardi Gras Rajun Cajun Fest on Tuesday! Sample Cajun inspired food from crawfish to alligator gumbo made by local area chefs while looking over the Mississippi River. While you're there, take time to browse the unique exhibits now on display including the Roman Glass Works Exhibition or the Kids Design Glass Exhibition. Are you a fan of Jean Seberg?  Mark you calendar now to attend the March 15 premiere of Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg at the Figge.
 Bacon. Beer. Wine. Need we say more? Friendly House Iowa takes over the Figge tomorrow night for their Bacon, Brews, & Berries event. Enjoy a number of local beers and wines from places such as Great River Brewery, Creekside Vineyards, and more while feasting on an array of bacon-themed appetizers. To top it all off, all proceeds will benefit the Friendly House programs and services.
 The folks at River Music Experience are thankful for your continued support throughout the years. What better way to say thank you than to host a FREE show for members? Rock out in the Redstone Room during RME's Member Appreciation Show featuring The Ballroom Thieves. Tomorrow, grab your dancing shoes and make your way to RME for a night of salsa music and dancing with Orquesta son del Tumbao. Take the opportunity to show off your own skills this week at RME's Guitar Circle or Acoustic Open Mic Night.
 The Young Professionals of the Quad Cities invite you to turn your burning idea into a business this week at the Ignite Quad Cities Launch Party. Get to know local entrepreneurs Wednesday at Front Street Brewery and find out about new resources available for start-ups right here in the QC. Be sure to sign up for March's Network @ Noon, too!
Looking for more things to do this week? Check out a performance by Sankofa Performing Arts Ensemble of Rock Island High School at Bucktown Center for the Arts' Final Friday. On Saturday, spend your morning shopping local at the indoor Farmer's Market. After lunch, head to Great River Brewery for their Owney Irish Red Tapping. Stick around for Trivia Night at the Freight House later that evening hosted by Quad Cities Food Hub.
Thursday, February 27
Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Class: Watercolor - all levels
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: $80/Member; $90/Non-Member
Davenport North and Wood Intermediate Jazz Bands
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10
Group Guitar 101
Where: River Music Experience, Basement Studio
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: Friends of RME $15, Non-Members $20
MVBS presents Rev. Robert Jones
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
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 shedule for the month.
Thursdays at the Figge: PechaKucha Night
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Wine-tini Thursdays
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price: 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine and 1/2 Price Martinis

Friday, February 28

Bacon, Brews, and Berries

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: $40/ticket; $225/6-pack of tickets; $450/12-pack of tickets

Website

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. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Charles Hayes & Detroit Larry
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE

Final Friday: Sankofa Performing Arts Ensemble
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Live Music: Just Chords
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Orquesta Son Del Tumbao
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Dance Instruction 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price: $10 in adv, $12 day of show

Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Sudlow Jazz Jam

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Saturday, March 1

 

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: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

DJ KT

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Exhibition: College Invitational

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 9:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibiton: Corn Zone

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Katja Loher: Videoplanet - Orchestra

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Kautz Farms: A Living Legacy
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership

 

Exhibition: Kids Design Glass

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Landscape: Ingalena Klenell and Beth Lipman

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Roman Glass Works

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: The Virgin Mary in Art

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: The World of Metal and Mechanical Dolls
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership
Exhbition: Young Artists at the Figge Muscatine
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Price: Free Admission

 

Figge Trip: Art and Life in Africa

Where: Start at Figge and end in Iowa City

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Price: $35/member; $45/non-member

Website

 

Flat Screen Frenzy

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

KWQC - TV 6 Women's Health and Lifestyles Fair

Where: RiverCenter

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $1 admission + canned good as donation for community food banks

Website

 

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Owney Irish Red Tapping
Where: Great River Brewery
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.; 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Price: $5 and Up
Website
River Prairie Minstrels
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
RME Guitar Circle
Where: River Music Experience, Admissions Area
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Spotlight Dance Cup 2014

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: 6:15 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Tour: Landscape

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

 

Trivia Night

Where: Quad Cities Food Hub

Time: Doors 6:00 p.m. / Trivia 7:00 p.m.

Price: 8 players per table at $10/person

Website

 

Sunday, March 2

 

$2,000 Top 40 Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Class: Art History Class: Ancient Roman Art & Culture
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: FREE to members
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Price: $10
Exhibition Closes: Young Artists at the Figge Muscatine
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: Free Admission
German Art of Fraktur
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Price: $35/member; $40/non-member (pre-registration required)
KWQC - TV 6 Women's Health and Lifestyles Fair
Where: RiverCenter
Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $1 admission + canned good as donation toward community food bank

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

Website

 

Spotlight Dance Cup 2014

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: 7:15 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Tour: Landscape

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website


Monday, March 3

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

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

Price: $3 Margaritas and $6 Tacos

Website

 

Davenport Community Schools Show Choir Show Off 2014

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: 11:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Price: 11:30 show: $7; 7:00 show: $12/adult, $7/student, FREE/65+ & 5 and under

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

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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, March 4

 

Acoustic Music Club

Where: River Music Experience, Admissions Area

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Blues Cafe

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Class: Figure Drawing

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: Punchcards: $20/3 classes/student; $30/3 classes/adult; $12/single session

Website

 

Class: Lampwork Beads- Beg/Int

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $160/members; $170/non-members

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Class: Rug Hooking- Beg/Int

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $65/member; $75/non-member; $35 materials fee payable to instructor

Website

 

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

 

It's Firkin Tuesday!

Where: Barrel House 211

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

Price: $3 Burger Baskets

Website

Mardi Gras Rajun Cajun Fest
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Price: $25/person; $30 at the door

Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Wednesday, March 5

 

$1500 Weekday Winning Slot Tourney

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: 100 points/entry; 10 entries max/guest

Website

 

Acoustic Open Mic Night

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

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
Website

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Price: $10

Ignite Quad Cities Launch Party
Where: Front Street Brewery Tap Room
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Price: TBA

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

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

 

The Ballroom Thieves (RME Member Appreciation Show)

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 or FREE for Friends of RME

Website

 
NAMI Announces 2014 Walk Date & Seeks Organizers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Angela Gallagher   
Thursday, 27 February 2014 09:55

Walk Fights Stigma and Helps Provide Free Support to Families in Six Counties

DAVENPORT, Iowa (February 26, 2014) – NAMIWalk will step forward Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Centennial Park in Davenport, Iowa, to raise public awareness about mental illness.

Sponsored by the Greater Mississippi Valley affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the walks help raise funds for free family education classes and support groups for individuals and families living with serious mental illnesses. This is the 11th year for NAMIWalk in the Quad Cities area.

NAMI works to spread the good news that early identification, and access to treatment and recovery supports, is proven effective. The affiliate serves families residing in Muscatine, Clinton, Scott Counties in Iowa and Mercer, Henry, Rock Island Counties in Illinois.

"NAMIWalk is a fun event that supports serious work," said the Greater Mississippi Valley walk manager Shari Baker. "NAMI's work is about hope and recovery, and supporting families with adults and children living with mental illness." More than 60 teams and 1,100 persons participated in the 2013 event.

An organizational meeting will be held Monday, March 10, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley office, 1706 Brady Street, Suite 101, Davenport, Iowa. Corporations, labor, civic, faith and social groups are encouraged to form walk teams. For further information, please contact Shari Baker at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-322-8870.

About NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley

One in10 children and one in four adults experience a mental health disorder in any given year. Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by the age of 14. NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This grassroots organization complements the work of mental health professionals by providing support, education and advocacy to individuals and families living with mental illness. NAMI works cooperatively through the Quad Cities Community Mental Health Initiative, serving residents in Muscatine, Clinton, Scott Counties in Iowa and Mercer, Henry, Rock Island Counties in Illinois.

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2014 Quad Cities Walk for Epilepsy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Monta Ponsetto   
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:01

QUAD CITIES - The Epilepsy Foundation of the Quad Cities will be holding the 2014 Quad Cities Walk for Epilepsy on Saturday, March 22nd at the PepsiCo Center, Augustana College - 1025 30th St., Rock Island, IL from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  This Walk is held to raise awareness and help fund support services for those living with the challenges of epilepsy here in the Quad Cities.

The Walk starts at 9am with FUN RUN races for kids aged 12 and under.  Entertainment featuring emcee Rick Davis from ComedySportz, Magician David Casas, Caricature Artist Leo Kelly, face painting, chair massage, and demonstrations from Quad Cities Canine Assistance Network along with auctions/raffles and information will all be a part of the morning’s indoor event. All are welcome to walk and show their support. Those walkers with a minimum $15 pledge will receive a Walk T-shirt.

For more information contact the Epilepsy Foundation at 309.373.0377 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Register online at:  www.efncil.org

Epilepsy affects 65 million people worldwide.  Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the U.S. after migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease. Its prevalence is greater than autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease combined.  1 in 26 will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime:  that translates to over 14,700 individuals in our Quad Cities region.

It’s time to talk about epilepsy.

 
Help Promote LeClaire! Women's Health and Lifestyle Fair! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cindy Bruhm   
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 14:26

LeClaire Tourism Will Have a Booth at the

Women's Health & Lifestyle Fair

Davenport River Center

Saturday & Sunday, March 1 & 2!

There will be a drawing for a LeClaire basket!

Cindy Bruhn, LeClaire Tourism Manager, would welcome donations of items and of your time if you can help promote LeClaire at this great event!

Please let Cindy know if you would like to donate something for the basket.

Any type of gift certificate or item from your business would be great!

Please drop off your item at Artswork (open Tues. - Sun.), or the LeClaire Information Center (open Tuesday-Saturday, noon-3:00), no later than Wednesday, February 27. Or, let Cindy know if you need your item picked up.

Please be sure and include a business card or brochure with your item!

Help at the Booth!

She also needs volunteers to help staff the booth.

The event is from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, March 1, and noon to 4pm on Sunday, March 2.

You would help for 2-4 hours (whatever works for you), and another person would be with you.

Also needs helpers to set up on Friday morning, February 28.

Please let Cindy know as soon as possible if you can help.

Contact Cindy - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-650-7963.

Thank you for helping promote LeClaire!

 

 
Churches United Annual Delegate Assembly PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Anne Wachal   
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 13:13

Churches United announces its Delegate Assembly to be held on Thursday, March 27th at 7pm. This year the annual meeting will be held at Bettendorf Presbyterian Church, 1200 Middle Rd.  Dr. James Forbes, Senior Pastor at Riverside Church in New York will be the evening’s speaker.

The Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes, Jr. is President and Founder of the Healing of the Nations Foundation of New York and Senior Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Church. Dr. Forbes completed his leadership of this historic multicultural church after 18 years of service, to begin a national and global ministry for spiritual renewal and holistic health.

The Healing of the Nations Foundation (www.healingofthenations.com) is a non-partisan, interfaith, not-for-profit organization for the promotion of a holistic understanding of health and wellness. It seeks to broaden the awareness of the inter-relatedness of physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and community health. Healing of the Nations Foundation encourages individuals, families and communities to be seriously committed to achieving and sustaining good health for themselves and to find specific areas where they may offer their support for the health and wellness of others. It seeks to promote conversation and where possible, cooperative ventures across boundaries of faith traditions, professional disciplines and cultural perspectives.

In national and international religious circles, The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. is known as the preacher’s preacher because of his extensive preaching career and his charismatic style. Based on the 1995 Baylor University Survey, Newsweek magazine’s March 4, 1996 issue recognized Forbes as one of the 12 “most effective preachers” in the English-speaking world. This Pastor, Educator, Administrator, Community Activist and Interfaith Leader was designated as one of America’s greatest Black preachers by Ebony magazine in 1984 and 1993. He served as a consultant to the Congress of National Black Churches and one of the past Presidents of The Martin Luther King Fellows. In October 2000, he received the prestigious Earle B. Pleasant Clergy of the Year Award from Religion in American Life and delivered the Raymond J. Peterson Lecture. Forbes has led numerous workshops, retreats, and conferences for the National Council of Churches of Christ USA, the National Association of Campus Ministry, the American Baptist Churches, the United Church of Christ, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Episcopal Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the United Methodist Church, and the Presbyterian Church (USA).

On December 26, 2003, Dr. Forbes was featured on Bill Moyers’ “Speaking to Power” where he shared his prophetic principles, which have become part of the Mobilization 2004 initiative at The Riverside Church. Also in 2004, Dr. Forbes keynoted most of the “Let Justice Roll” tour sponsored by the National Council of Churches of Christ which promoted the prophetic principles in 15-20 cities across the nation.

For more information contact Churches United at 563-332-5002 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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