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LOVE GIRLS MAGAZINE and EPIPHANY EVENTS Presents THE LOVE AWARDS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jasmine Babers   
Monday, 01 April 2013 11:28

April 13, 2013, Isle Center, Bettendorf

The winners are:

·         Miss Julianne DeLessio, Pleasant Valley High School, leadership. She is the Founder of “Dance for Me”.
·         Miss Samantha Sharp, Jordan Catholic, Volunteerism
·         Miss Nicole Typupia, Rock Island, athletics
·         Miss Ana Kugler, Central High School, Teachers Choice Award Leader in “Girls Learn International” only chapter in Iowa
·         Amanda Grissom, Davenport, Junior Theater, Performing Arts
·         Miss Sedat Romilus, Central High School, Academics (14 year old junior)
·         $500 scholarship winner, Miss Tiffany Fields, Moline High School
·         Girl of the Year, Miss Love 2013 to be announced at event.

Love Girls Magazine and Epiphany Events, Event Management and Planning, LLC have collaborated to host "The Love Awards- A Purple Carpet Event" to further the mission of Love Girls Magazine, The Love Awards will honor girls from all over the Quad Cities for their achievements. Girls were nominated by QC community. Local teens have gone above and beyond to provide a unique experience for local young women to be recognized. This event will be hosted of Veda Rossi of Rock Island High School and Curtis Bell of Rushour. Students from local high schools and colleges will provide entertainment. Sponsors include, Royal Neighbors, Amy’s Gift, Striving for Excellence, QC Barbell, Diamond Ministries, Wainwright Orthodontics and The Little Black Dress.

Love Girls Magazine was founded by Jasmine Babers in January 2012, at the age of 16. This magazine focuses on the encouragement and positive self-esteem of local girls in the Quad Cities area. Babers, along with other young women (ages13-19), and mentoring adults, have created a unique non profit organization and magazine, that honors young girls by sharing their inspirational stories along with fun articles on fashion,
beauty, confidence, entertainment, fitness and health. The magazine is published quarterly and always features a local young woman on the cover.

The community is invited to come and support Love Girls Magazine in their efforts and witness a great event for the community. Tickets are $7.00, and can be purchased at Family Resources in Moline, IL or by visiting www.lovegirlsmagazine.com.

Editor Jasmine Babers 309-786-1928

 
Christian Care Serves Easter Dinner PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Friday, 29 March 2013 13:10
Rock Island, IL – Christian Care, a local nonprofit charity that provides shelter and an array of services for homeless men and women and children experiencing domestic violence, will serve a free dinner on Easter Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at its rescue mission, 2209 3 rd Ave. in Rock Island. Volunteers from Bettendorf Christian Church will serve ham, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, a fruit salad, dessert and beverages.

Founded nearly 100 years ago in 1916, Christian Care operates the only rescue mission for homeless men and the only dedicated domestic violence shelter for women and children on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities. It serves homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women transitioning out of prison, and those struggling with mental illness. If you know of anyone who needs assistance, Christian Care’s 24-hour crisis hotline is (309) 788-2273.

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This Week in Downtown Davenport Mar 28- Apr 3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 29 March 2013 09:23
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Hello!
It's Easter and that means eggs, baskets, bunnies...and brunch! Head to Hotel Blackhawk's Easter Brunch featuring carving stations and food galore or make your way to the Figge Art Museum's Easter Brunch.  Use your Figge brunch receipt for free admission to the museum plus get a 10% discount in the store. Rhythm City has an Easter Easter Brunch too featuring live entertainment and an upscale holiday menu with traditional favorites.
justin moore With two gold albums already under his belt, Justin Moore makes his way to perform at the Adler Theater tonight for his Outlaws Like Me Tour. Come hear how his latest single Till My Last Day hit number one on both Mediabase and Billboard country music charts. With special guest Dustin Lynch, this is sure to be a great show.
http://www.rivermusicexperience.org/Upcoming-Events/Calendar-of-Events/MarchFourth-Marching-Band.aspx Enjoy a swirling volcano of high-energy music propelled by electric bass, diverse percussion, and a big horn section when the incredible MarchFourth Marching Band returns to River Music Experience on Wednesday! Let the band's acrobatic stilt walkers, hula hoops, and more inspire some of your own dance moves! Until then, head out tomorrow for a show full of general hysteria with Gypsy Lumberjacks.
wine dinner Treat your taste buds to a little something extra tonight during Bix Bistro's 5 Course Wine Dinner. Enjoy fine Italian wine paired with contemporary American and Italian cuisine.  Tomorrow, enjoy a plated meal, drinks, and a mystery show at Rhythm City Casino during their Mystery Dinner Theater!

Tim Stop After teaming up with the producer for the Fray and Colbie Caillat, Tim Stop is heading back to RME to show his talent as a vocalist, guitarist, pianist and songwriter on Saturday. Tonight, don't miss the folk rock and pop group, The Ragbirds, who USA Today hailed as "Highly impressive!" Tomorrow, be sure to check out Jason Carl & the Whole D Band for their CD release show.
young artists at the figge It's Davenport's time to shine at the Young Artists at the Figge Exhibit! Peruse incredible artwork all created by elementary students in Davenport. While you're at it, check out tonight's Thursdays at the Figge: PechaKucha Night. This fun, informal event allows community members to share ideas and interests ranging from recent travels to favorite hobbies.

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: March 28 - April 3


Thursday, March 28

5 Course Wine Dinner

Where: Blackhawk Hotel, Bix Bistro

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: $60/person

Website

Black Hawk College Jazz Band

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

Class: Acrylic Painting- Double-Take

Were: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $65/member; $75/non-member

Website

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Drop In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge Ice

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

Price: $10

Website

 

Justin Moore

Where: The Adler Theater

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $24.75, $29.75, & $39.75

Website

 

Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Rose N' Thorns

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

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

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

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

Website

 

The Ragbirds

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 8: 30 p.m.

Price: $8 in adv., $10 day of show

Website

 

Thursdays at the Figge: PechaKucha Night

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:30 p.m.

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

Website

 

Tour: Alison Saar: STILL...

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

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

Website

 


Friday, March 29

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

Website

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge Ice
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Price: $10
Final Friday
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Gypsy Lumberjacks with The Young Funk
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Doors 7:30 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5
Jason Carl & The Whole D Band CD Release Show
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price: $7
Live Lunch with David G. Smith
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Johnny Don't
Where: Kilkenny's Pub
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Mystery Dinner Theater
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Price: $15 in adv., $20 at the door

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Live Music: Josh Kain and Friends

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: free

Website

Saturday, March 30

 

$20,000 Cash is King Drawing

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Brewery Tours

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

 

Community Drum Circle

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5/Adults, $2.50/Children 12 and Under

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ; 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Easter Egg Scramble & 5K Run

Where: Lindsay Park

Time: 9:00 a.m. race time, Easter Egg Scramble at 10:15 a.m.

Price: Race: $36 until March 28, $40 March 29-30

Website

 

Exhibition: Marking Territory

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: University of Iowa Faculty Biennial

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Alison Saar: STILL...

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: The Photography of Bradley W. Schaupp

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Price: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (5-17) $3, FREE for members and children under 5

Website

 

Exhibition: Vintage Vows and Veils

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Price: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (5-17) $3, FREE for members and children under 5

Website

 

Exhibition Opens: Young Artists at the Figge - Davenport

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


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

Live Music: Rude Punch
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Price: FREE

Live Music: Johnny Don't
Where: Kilkenny's Pub
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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Public Skate
Where: River's Edge, Ice
Time: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.; 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

River City 6
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
Website

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Rootless Experience

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Tim Stop

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 7:30 p.m. / Show 8:30 p.m.

Price: $8

Website

 

Live Music: 3rd Street Villians

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Sunday, March 31

 

$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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Easter Brunch
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Price: $22.99/non-member, $19.99/member, $10.99/children 4-10, FREE age 4 and under
Easter Brunch
Where: Hotel Blackhawk
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Price: Adults $30, Child (8-14) $9.50, Children 7 & Under FREE, 25% discount for Armed Forces and Senior Citizens

Easter Brunch
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Price: $18/person

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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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

 

Tour: Alison Saar: STILL...

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

Monday, April 1

 

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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Tuesday, April 2


Acoustic Music Club
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

Blues Cafe
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

Class: Figure Drawing
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.n. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $20/3 classes/student; $30/3 classes/adult; $12/single session
Website

Class: Italian Language Class
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $60/member; $70/non-member

Class: The Art of Drawing- Lines and Colors and Shapes
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $65/member; $75/non-member

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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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


Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Wednesday, April 3

 

Attack of the Casks

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

Live Lunch with Chris Dunn
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Marchfourth Marching Band
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.
Price: $15

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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Nifty 50's
Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 
St Ambrose University Dance Marathon PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sara Gleason   
Friday, 29 March 2013 08:14

St. Ambrose University, April 6, 2013- In college, Saturdays are usually spent lounging around without a care in the world; however, on April 6, 2013 the students of St. Ambrose University will be participating in their first full-length Dance Marathon.  Last year, in less than 10 weeks, a group of SAU students planned and held a four-hour preview event to gain interest from the student body.  More than 200 students attended the event and over $6,000 was raised.  This year, the club hopes to exceed its goal of $15,000.

“Dance Marathon is more than just one event—it’s a culture on campus now.  With over 350 dancers so passionate about helping some amazing Kiddos, we’ve created a culture of helping and service on campus.  And there’s no one better or more worthy of helping than kids battling every day for their health and happiness—especially since these kids are from the Quad Cities Area.  ‘FTK’ isn’t just three letters—it’s a way of life for a lot of us students now.  ‘For The Kids!’ is so much more than three little words!”  -Mark Brauweiler, SAU Dance Marathon President

This year SAU Dance Marathon is supporting 10 amazing Miracle Kids and their families as well as the families of 3 Kiddos who are Dancing in Our Hearts after losing their battles. Throughout the year, members of the organization have held events for the kids and their families, such as a movie night, trick-or-treating in the residence halls, and a carnival night.  The dedicated members of Executive Board and the 350+ registered dancers had the opportunity to get to know the Kiddos on a personal level throughout the year, which in return drives their passion to fundraise For The Kids (FTK!).

Dance Marathon is a culmination of a year of fundraising by dancers to celebrate the lives of the children and families that the money is supporting.   Dancers will stand the entire event to celebrate life and hope for the future. The money that is raised at St. Ambrose University Dance Marathon specifically benefits the children and families of the University of Iowa Children's Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. These donations help fund many areas of hospital need such as enhancements, program support, and primary equipment. The results of these donations help improve the quality of life of the children and their families along with providing education and research of illnesses and treatments.

To learn more about St. Ambrose University Dance Marathon or to donate to this cause, please visit our website www.saudm.org .

If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

 
Library Lines April Events for Teens and Children PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rock Island Library   
Thursday, 28 March 2013 13:11
Storytimes & Lego Clubs

Children's Play Cube purchased with Friends funds Morning Storytimes for Birth to Five - 10:30 am these dates:

  • Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, at the 30/31 Branch Library, 3059 30th Street.
  • Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, at the Southwest Branch Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road
  • Fridays, April 5, 12, 19, 26, at the Main Library Children's Room, 401 19th Street.

Evening Storytimes for All Ages - 6:30 pm on these dates:

  • Monday, April 1, Main Library Children's Room
  • Monday, April 8, 30/31 Branch
  • Monday, April 15, Southwest Branch

Wednesday Lego Clubs - 4:00 pm on these dates:

  • April 3, Main Library Children's Room,
  • April 10, 30/31 Branch
  • April 17, Southwest Branch

Saturday Lego Time:

10:30 am, April 13, Southwest Branch,

STEM-tivity hands-on science program:

Fun with kites, 11:30 am. April 13, Southwest Branch

 

All of these events are free. Drop in for some fun at your library.

Kids' Read In
child reading on storytime rugDrop by two locations of the Rock Island Public Library on Thursday, April 4  for Kids' Read In Events. Bring a book you like or pick one from our shelves, and enjoy light refreshments while you read amongst our books.
1:00 pm, Southwest Branch Community Room
4:00 pm, Main Library Children's Room
Free!
El Dia Family Storytimes

Quetzacoatl imageStart your family's Saturday off right with tales from around the world for the whole family!  Each of the short storytimes start at 10:00 am, and include a fun activity:

 

Saturday, April 6: 30/31 Branch

Saturday, April 13: Southwest Branch

Saturday, April 20: Main Library Children's Room

Saturday, April 27: Main Library Children's Room

 

Part of the April "celebration of children's books," also known as El Dia. Free!

Fun for Teens, Too!

Teen chef preps his winning plateTeen Gaming Nights: Play Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii games, or board games. Two opportunities to get your game on this month:

  • April 2nd at 6:00 pm at Main
  • April 23rd at 6:00 pm at Southwest

Teen Iron Chef Contest:

  • Thursday, April 11th, 6:00 pm, Main Library Community Room.

Do you have what it takes to be our next Iron Chef? Compete against other chefs for a chance to win great prizes for your skills. Our judges will taste your culinary masterpieces and decide who will be the next Iron Chef!

 

Teen Movie:

  • April 18th at 6:00 pm, Main Library Community Room.  Enjoy a movie, snacks and fun.  Free!

All Teen events are for ages 12 to 18.

What's New?

Starting April 1, you can say "charge it" at Rock Island Public Libraries. All Rock Island Libraries will accept MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express as a payment option on DVD checkouts, fines, charges, and donations to the library.

 

Charges for DVD checkouts will no longer be placed on account.

 
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