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Food Drive for Homeless Veterans PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Theresa Shinners   
Friday, 12 July 2013 15:21

MILAN -- American Legion Riders will sponsor a two-week food drive for homeless veterans and low income veterans starting July 20.

Donations may be dropped off at the Milan American Legion, 515 W. 1st Ave., Milan.

 
LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 7/12/13 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 12 July 2013 14:38

ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 07/12/2013

WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS!

Dr. Crystal's Chiropractic Care is a newly formed chiropractic clinic located in the Old Mill House at 419 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire.  It is owned and operated by Dr. Crystal Buesing, a 2008 graduate of Palmer College.  Dr. Crystal provides non-invasive treatments to restore communication and equilibrium throughout the body so it can heal itself.  Clinic hours: M-F 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm. Walk-Ins Welcome! Appointments available after hours. Phone: (563) 271-0226, Website: drcrystalschiropracticcare.com

Sally Hand – Realtor, Remax River Cities. Ms. Hand has been in real estate in one capacity or another for twenty six years, and was formerly with ReMax on the Lake in North Carolina before recently moving to Iowa. Contact number - 434-774-5855 realestaterivercities.com

CALENDAR

July 12th Live Music at the Wide River Winery Tasting Room 5-8pm featuring "Ellis Kell and Tony Hoeppner" 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

July 13th – Trivia Night – LeClaire Civic Center hosted by the First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire. Doors open at 6:30; game starts at 7 pm. Cost $10 per person; call 563-381-7777 to pre-register individuals or a table. We are raising money for the Hurricane Sandy Victims. Bring your own snacks and drinks or purchase something there.

July 15th-19th – LeClaire Baptist Church - “Colossal Coaster World” VBX Week For kids age 4 up through kids going INTO 6th grade! Cost: FREE! Time:  9:00 AM – Noon Location:  1326 Wisconsin Street LeClaire, Iowa  52753 Family program:  SUNDAY, July 21 at 10:30 a.m. followed by our “Burger Bash” lunch! For more information or registration: phone:  (563) 289-4191 e-mail:  leclairebaptist@leclairebaptist.org or REGISTER ONLINE at www.leclairebaptist.org (under ministries and kids vbx link)

July 18th – First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire - Funeral Planning At the time of death, decisions can be difficult. This program will help you plan your own funeral or help you think about decisions when planning another’s funeral. Lunch at 11:30, program and discussion to follow. No cost; please call 563-381-7777 to pre-register.

July 19th - Live Music at the Wide River Winery Tasting Room 5-8pm featuring "Pieces of Candy" 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

July 19th-20th - Expressions In Threads Is hosting their Second Annual Fabriganza Sale at the LeClaire Civic Center.  Hours are from 8 AM to 8 PM on Friday and 8Am to 6 PM on Saturday.  All fabric will be $4-$5- or $6 per yard.  You don't want to miss this one!

July 21st - Sunday Brunch at the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Seatings at 10:00 and 12:30. $20 per person. Reservations 563.289.4156 www.faithfulpilot.com

July 26th - Night Golf Outing at Olathea Golf Course 8:15 pm. Cost is 20 dollars per person. 3 clubs and a cocktail is the format.  9 hole (short course). Call Olathea for more info – 563-289-golf. Check out laserglowgolf.com to see what the fun is all about!

July 28th – Faithful Pilot Wine Tasting 3:00-5:00 p.m.  - $15.00 per person.

Save the Date

August 2nd – First Friday in LeClaire! 5-8 p.m.
Mississippi River Distilling Company – Signature cocktails and spririted food items!
Wide River Winery - Live Music - Patchy Fog 5-8pm
Faithful Pilot - The Matriarchs 7:30-9:00pm
Aunt Hatties – come in for a red velvet cupcake!
Razzleberries – Booze cake while it lasts!
Restaurants and many other shops open late!

August 3rd - Heartland British Auto Fest 9am-3pm on the LeClaire Levee

August 3rd - Craft Show and Food 9am-3pm at the LeClaire Civic Center

August 8-10 – Tugfest! Live bands all 3 nights. Thursday Wristband Night 5-11. Friday parade, fireworks, tug pit dedication.  Saturday Kid’s Tug and Big Tug!  Advance purchase weekend wristbands for $8 available at Slagle’s Grocery from June 15-August 1.  Get ready to TUG!!!

FYI

LeClaire Lions Club presents "Apple Fest on the River" Sunday, October 13th 11:00am-4:00pm Apple Orchards Welcome! Vendor Sign Up! NOW is the time! For more information: Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Phone:  563-340-6332 (Bonnie)

The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce has an opening for Web Designer to maintain, update and to continue to develop the Chamber website.  The qualified candidate must have website development experience and the ability to oversee Facebook and all applications related to the site.  Knowledge of the LeClaire community preferred.  Interested applicants may send resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it We do want to thank Chris Cournoyer for her service!

First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire FREE LUNCH at the Civic Center, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Third Tuesday of the month: June 18, July 16, August 20: Come to eat and stay for the conversation! 

LeClaire Antiques is hosting an on going Plant Sale benefiting LeClaire Parks. Go by and see the beautiful plants for sale – great prices!

Please volunteer or help recruit volunteers for the LeClaire Information Center! We get a lot of great comments about the LIC, and we help promote all of LeClaire:

1. Through telling visitors about our great attractions, shops, restaurants, parks, schools, housing developments, etc.,

2. By mailing out information to individuals, small groups and bus tours who want to come find out what LeClaire is all about, and

3. Through providing nice, convenient public restrooms to shoppers, diners, people checking out our attractions, families, LeClaire residents who are just out for a walk - everyone appreciates the restrooms!

Almost everyone knows at least one person who loves to talk and meet new people - a retired neighbor or stay-at-home mom, a relative, a friend, a person from church, a person from your civic club, a person from exercise class... Please contact Cindy at 563-650-7963 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Volunteers are trained and there is lots of brochures and information to share with visitors.

Let's make downtown LeClaire and the LeClaire Information Center the best it can possibly be!

 

Buffalo Bill Museum is now open until 5pm daily. As of April 1st, the museum is open 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!

“LIKE” the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce on FaceBook Visit the chamber’s Face Book page and discover a great source of news, business announcements, events, and other information that is updated frequently. It’s a useful source of updated information for all members and non-members!

 

Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!

August 13 - Big Dave and Holly's - lunch -noon

September 10 - Steventon's - after hours - 5-8pm

October 8 - Hungry Hobo - lunch - noon

November 12 - Subway

December 10 - Happy Joes - lunch –noon

 

SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND

Meet and greet Pastor Melody any Wednesday from 1-3 pm at Happy Joe's. Pastor Melody from First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire, will be at Happy Joe's in LeClaire, every Wednesday, from 1-3 pm, sipping on a soda, reading and waiting to visit with you and your friends. Stop by and say hi. Or, if you have a prayer request or a question, just let her know. 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.

Asbury United Methodist Church is hosting a "Partnering to EmPOWER" fundraising event for Winnie's Place on Tuesday, October 15th.  The team putting together the event is looking for vendors who would be interested in participating in this worthy cause. Booth fees are $15 for sales people and $25 for those providing a service (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. Marketing packets for vendors will be available June 15th. The deadline for returning a signed vendor agreement is August 20th.

Trivia Nights in LeClaire at the LeClaire Civic Center -

2013 Trivia Nights:

July 13 - Hosted by First Presbyterian Church - Hurricane Sandy Victims

LeClaire Trivia Nights have raised over $100,000 for local non-profit organizations! Thank you for your continued support!

LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar:

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

Summer 2013 - City-Wide Water Explosion (Hollyhock Park)

Summer 2013 - Bike Parade & Decorating

August 8th-10th Tugfest

October 6th - Dogtoberfest at Bier Stube

October 13th - AppleFest - Vendor sign up now! This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-340-6332 (Bonnie)

October 24th - HalloWine

October 26th - Witches Walk Costume Contest and Parade

December 6-8, 2013: Christmas in LeClaire

Family Nights at the LeClaire Rec Center: Details at www.leclairereccenter.com

www.LeClaireChamber.com and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!

 
Only Two Family Performances Left in Rock Island Summer Reading Program PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Friday, 12 July 2013 14:14
Still Time to Stow Away for Free Summer Performances in July at your Rock Island Library

Rock Island, IL: With acts ranging from hands-on science fun to musical comedy antics, the final two performers in the Rock Island Public Library’s Have Book, Will Travel free summer reading program will be something children and families will want to write home about.

On Thursday, July 18, the Rock Island Public Library hosts its first visit from the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium of Waterloo, Iowa, with the Mad Mixtures live science demonstration. The library will host two free performances, with an 11:00 am show at the Main Library, 401 19th Street, and a 1:00 pm show at the Southwest Branch Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road.

The hands-on shows bring science alive for school age children of all ages, and include such experiments as finding out how to make a fire extinguisher, why different things burn at different temperatures, and how cold it is on Pluto using liquid nitrogen. Kids might even come face-to-face with a live snake. The Carl A. and Peggy J. Bluedorn Science Imaginarium is a three-floor, interactive science center in the heart of the Grout Museum District of Waterloo.

On Thursday, July 25, the Rock Island Library becomes a stage for the  high-energy musical antics of Babaloo Music and Fun, with free shows offered at 10:00 am in the Main Library and at 1:30 pm at the Southwest Branch Library. Best described as a one-man musical comedy act for children of all ages, Babaloo has been wowing children with a raucous, zany brand of entertainment for nearly 20 years.  The interactive shows get kids smiling, laughing and up their feet, featuring singing, stomping, dancing, bucket-beating and bubble-busting fun. And with award-winning songs like "My Toothbrush Fell in the Toilet" and "The Wee Wee Dance," what kid could resist?

All performances are free and open to the public. For details on other summer events for all ages, see www.rockislandlibrary.org, follow Facebook/rockislandlibrary, visit any Rock Island Library or call
309-732-7323 (READ).

2013 Summer reading contests and programs are funded by Friends of the Rock Island Public Library, the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District (Southwest Branch location), and the Rock Island Public Library Foundation.

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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 7/11 - 7/17 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 12 July 2013 14:12
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Hello!
The Roar Tour Summer 2013 arrives at the Adler Theatre this Saturday and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals will be ready to rock! Prepare yourself for a night of phenomenal music and see for yourself why USA Today considers Grace Potter to be "the best female rock singer in the country." While you're there, grab your tickets for the Headbanger's Burlesque Part Duex for July 20th!
After playing with bands such as Earth Wind & Fire, Little Feat, Sting, and more, the soul/R&B/funk band  Mingo Fishtraps will bring their groove to the River Music Experience tonight!  On Sunday, get your Americana/ Rock n' Roll fix when Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires take the stage. On Saturday, support local kids from the QC Rock Academy for their Concert 101. See hard work pay off as students rock out to some of their favorite songs they've been working on all week.
Head down to the Figge tonight to enjoy grilled burgers, brats, dogs, pork chops, chicken, and more from Chef Dave! Enjoy a view of the Mississippi while you feast on  your dinner and at 7, enjoy an art film from Art21! Nothing better than Dinner and a Movie to help wind down a summer day. On Saturday, take advantage of exploring all the Figge has to offer for FREE during the Pop! Goes the Figge Family Day.
Learn about the secrets of a great-grandmother sent east from Davenport to escape a family scandal when the German American Heritage Center presents The Quack's Daughter on Saturday. You won't want to miss this true story about Davenport's most daring Victorian college girl. On Sunday, treat the kids to a class just for them! The GAHC also presents a Fun with Photos Class for kids. Kids that attend the class will receive a free booklet of photo ideas and techniques!
Why use the same old cooking techniques every night when you can try something new? Join Bix Bistro on Tuesday for their cooking class and learn how to cook food sealed in airtight plastic bags! Guests will be involved in preparing the meals with the Sous-Vide cooking method while also enjoying wine pairings by Abraham Blair. Now's your chance to put your cooking skills to the test!
This Saturday marks the second Saturday of July...which means it's time for Bucktown's Second Saturday Series! Join the artists of Bucktown Center for the Arts for a day of artist demonstrations and fun. Hop from studio to studio to view a range of artistic styles and creativity!
See you downtown!
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This Week's Events: July 11 - July 17


Thursday, July 11

Dinner and a Movie
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $10
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10

Flatscreens & Fun
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Live Lunch with Alan Sweet
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Tim Stop
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Mingo Fishtrap
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:30 p.m. / Show 8:30 p.m.
Price: $7
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up
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.
Victory and Penny
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Wine & Art
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $15/student

Friday, July 12

$1,500 FREEky Friday Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Website

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m

Price: N/A

Website

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)
Family Friday Night Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
Friday Live at 5 featuring Night People sponsored by Sears Manufacturing
Where: River Music Experience, RME Courtyard
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Fridays at the Figge - Printmaking
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $45/members, $55/general public - per student, per workshop
Lee Blackmon
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 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: Just Chords
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Marion Longid
Where: Kilkenny's
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up
The Easy Mark with TV Magic and Highfives & Handshakes
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5
Saturday, July 13

 

Backyard Blowout

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

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

 

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

Website

 

Exhibition: American POP Art!

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Beyond the Classroom

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Frank Lloyd Wright: The Bogk House Drawings

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Pushing the Envelope

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Questionable Architecture: Terry Rathje in Collaboration with Steve Banks and Monica Correia

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), 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

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $27, $37, & $47

Website

 

Lee Blackmon

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Christopher Bell

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Live Music: The Lewis Knudsen Band
Where: Freight House Farmers Market
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Marion Longid
Where: Kilkenny's
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Pick Your Remodel
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
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

Pop! Goes the Figge Family Day
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
QC Rock Academy Concert 101
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Price: FREE

The Quack's Daughter
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Dayton Dragons
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and up

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
Website

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Second Saturday Series

Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 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

 

Tour: Questionable Architecture

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

 

You Knew Me When with Abbie Sawyer

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Sunday, July 14

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Drawing Naturescapes Class
Where: Vander Veer Park
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Price: $40/members, $50/non-members
Just for Kids Class: Fun with Photos!
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.
Price: $5

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Music on the Levee: Quad City Kicks Jazz Orchestra

Where: LeClaire Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Dayton Dragons

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: $6 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

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

Website


Tour: No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Monday, July 15

 

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

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $5 and Up

 
Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend and ARC Taste of Galena committees orchestrate new event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janelle Keeffer   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 13:01

GALENA, Ill. – Committee members of the Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend and ARC Taste of Galena have come together to plan a new event slated for Friday, September 6, 2013 from 7-10 p.m. at the Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Dr., Galena.

The Galena Food and Wine Festival aspires to be a culinary dream featuring the talents of Galena area restaurants as well wine tasting, showcasing approximately 150 varieties, sponsored by Family Beer & Liquor.

“We are excited to be working with the Wine Lovers’ Weekend committee to launch this new event. This event will not replace the ARC Taste of Galena we hold in February, but rather will be a nice compliment featuring 12 area restaurants,” said Sarah Petersen, representing the ARC Taste of Galena.

Tickets for the Galena Food and Wine Festival are $50 per person and available online at www.galenafoodandwinefestival.com. “We highly recommend purchasing tickets early as our sister events - Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend and ARC Taste of Galena - have quickly sold out in advance,” said Fred Bonnet, of Fried Green Tomatoes Restaurant and representing Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend.

The event, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Galena Art and Recreation Center, will also include live music, a raffle and silent auction. To purchase tickets or learn more about Galena’s new Food and Wine Festival, visit: www.galenafoodandwinefestival.com.

In June 2013, Fodor’s named Galena, Illinois as one of the best summer getaways near Chicago, Illinois, and best for food and wine, girlfriend getaways and romance. Find out more about great Galena wine, beer and culinary events, including an upcoming attempt to break the world record for the longest toast November 22, 2013 at Nouveau Wine Weekend. Visit www.galenawinebeerfood.com. For information about the event destination including lodging availability, shopping, dining, attractions and more, please go to galena.org, the Web site of the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, or call 877.464.2536 toll-free.

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