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Jan 10th. Chinese artist: Ai Wei Wei in his movie " Never Sorry" Contemorary China and its most compelling prominent Artist. : I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 16:36
Thursday January 10th. 2013

Independent Scholars' Evenings:  MOVIE: " NEVER SORRY"  director Alison Klayman.

Ai Weiwei: " Never Sorry:  examines the complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art of China's preeminent contemporary artist.

Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

7.00 p.m.

doors open at 6.30

light snacks and beverages are served.

1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline. IL 61265


The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd is a 501(c)3 organization at state and federal level since 1996.

Community Memorial Service and Celebration of Life for Churches United leader Ron Quay scheduled for February 2, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Bolkcom   
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 08:56

A public Interfaith Memorial Service and Celebration of Life for Rev. Ron Quay, longtime Executive Director of Churches United of the Quad Cities, will be held on February 2, 2013 at 2 PM at the Unitarian Church of the Quad Cities, 3707 Eastern Ave in Davenport.

Rev. Quay died suddenly after a brief illness on December 28 at Trinity West Hospital in Rock Island. A private funeral was held on December 31 and cremation rites followed.

According to Cathy Bolkcom, chaplain and friend of the family, his wife, Marcy Doyle and his sons want to give the public and the faith communities with whom Rev. Quay worked a chance to come together and celebrate his life and his work. “Ron Quay was a great leader for all of us in the Quad Cities. His faith propelled him to take action to make the community a more just place and he took a special interest in connecting and building bridges between the various faith communities in the Quad Cities,” said Bolkcom.

Rabbi Henry Karp, Cantor Gail Karp, Dr. Lisa Killinger from the Muslim Community, 1st Baptist ministers Debbi and Flint Miller, Metropolitan Community Church Pastor Rich Hendricks and Unitarian Minister Jay Wolin will all participate in the Celebration of Life.

All are welcome. Memorials in Rev. Quay’s name can be made to Churches United or to the family for a local memorial to be arranged.  Wheelan-Pressly in Rock Island is handling the arrangements for the family.

Scottish American Society presents the 36th annual Robert Burns dinner PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gale Hoff   
Monday, 07 January 2013 12:47

The 36th annual Robert Burns dinner is January 26, 2013 at the Davenport Radisson beginning at 5:30. The event includes music featuring The Barley House Band, the Blackhawk Pipers pipe band, the traditional Scottish dish, haggis, vendors and a silent auction.

Meals range in price from $37.00 to $40.00. Reservations are required by January 24th. Contact John Hoff at 563-332-2421 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

All are welcome!

Flip Flops and Formal Wear – A Cruise Wear Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Sons   
Friday, 04 January 2013 16:26
American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop in Bettendorf is planning their annual

Flip Flops and Formal Wear – A Cruise Wear Event - Thursday, January 10th

From Flip Flops to Cocktail dresses, to colorful and fun accessories for your home, we have something that will brighten your day. The Bettendorf Discovery Shop in Cumberland Square invites you to join them Thursday, January 10th as they debut their cruise wear collection.  Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s swimwear, clothing of all kinds, shoes, accessories, and lots of fun things for your home will be waiting for you.  If you are planning a vacation, a cruise, or are just plain tired of your winter clothing; join us for a chance to purchase a wonderful fresh spring wardrobe.

The shop welcomes donations of gently used or new men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, jewelry, collectibles, and items for the home.  Donations are accepted any time the shop is open and a tax receipt is always available.

The Discovery Shop is owned and operated by the American Cancer Society with the proceeds going for cancer research, education, patient services, and advocacy.  The shop is an upscale resale shop selling gently used items all donated by the community.  They are staffed with over 80 volunteers, but is always thrilled to have a few extra hands.  If you are interested in volunteering ask us about it next time you are in the shop.  All clothing is cleaned and ironed before it is sold.  All dry cleaning is donated by Burke Dry Cleaners.

Regular shop hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information about the shop, find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/QCDiscoveryShop or on Twitter at QCDiscoveryShop

LeClaire Chamber Announcements 1/4/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 04 January 2013 13:26

It is time again to join or to renew your membership with the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce! Please see the attached form to complete and return with your payment by January 31, 2013.  Thank you for your current and past membership, and certainly let us know if you have any questions in regard to your membership or about the Chamber in general. Let’s have a Great 2013!  After all – “It's all there….In LeClaire!”

ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 01/04/2013


Now through January 6th – Enright’s LeClaire Super Car Wash – “Holiday Token Sale ”7 tokens for $20 – each token has a value of $6.00. Tokens Make Great Gifts! Stock up for Winter!

January 8th – Chamber Networking Luncheon – Crane and Pelican – noon

January 10th - Vegan & Vegetarian Night Menu Theme: "Hippy New Year". 3 Courses - $23. Details and Menu at www.craneandpelican.comBillie Davids' Yellow House Studio is now in the upstairs at the Crane & Pelican! Stop by and meet the artist in person and see her amazing work, and buy a piece of art that will warm your heart & your home.

January 12th – Trivia Night - LeClaire Civic Center benefiting the LeClaire Community Library. This a great cause and the date is coming up quick! 14 Tables are Available! RESERVATIONS SO FAR:  LeClaire Library Staff.  If you would like a table, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 563-505-6703. If you don't have enough for a full table, they always have a few people that would like to come and join a table that isn't full. Cost is $10 per person with tables up to 8 people each, $50 per table minimum. Everyone will be entered for door prizes. You may bring your own beer, wine and snacks, but soda, water and snacks will also be for sale. Doors open at 6:30, trivia starts at 7:00. 1st place: Entry Money Back; 2nd place 1/2 of Entry Money Back. Join the fun!

January 26th - Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner – Steventon’s

1399 Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire.

6:00-6:30 pm - Cocktails (Cash Bar)/Silent Auction

6:30 pm – Awards

7:00 pm – Dinner

8:00 pm – Live Auction

6:00-10:00 pm – Music by Keep Off the Grass

Please RSVP by January 18th, 2012 to First Central Bank, 563-289-2265 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it $30 per person paid in advance. Make checks payable to LeClaire Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 35 , LeClaire , IA 52753




Please note – the Chamber has a new email address - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The folks at Buffalo Bill Museum hope to see you over the winter! It is a great place to take visiting family and friends and “free admission” is a benefit of your membership! The gift shop is also a great place to pick up unique items as well as books about local history, “Buffalo Bill” sweatshirts and t-shirts, and other items you can’t find elsewhere!  The museum is open daily 9am to 4pm, and Sundays 12noon to 4pm.

Artswork would like to thank all regular customers who do their shopping at Artswork! She appreciates your support of "Buy Local, Buy American Made"!  Thank you for nominating "Artswork" as "Best Gift Shop" in the Quad City Times Reader's Choice Awards!

Asbury United Methodist Church in Bettendorf is looking for a Nursery Childcare Attendant. This is a part-time position, not to exceed 8 hours per week. Interested persons need to be available Sunday mornings as well as occasional weeknights and must be at least 19 years old. We are looking for someone who can provide tender, loving, quality care for infants and toddlers. If you are interested in the position, please contact the church office at 563-355-5218 for the complete job description.

If you would like to share information about events, promotions, news, etc., with Tourism, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Your information will be shared with Shopkeepers, the Chamber and the Tourism Board and will be promoted on Facebook and in monthly emails.


Meals for Seniors at the First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire 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.

Still ongoing:  

The River Cities’ Reader Annual Best of the QC Survey Vote online at http://www.rcreader.com/best-of-qc/survey.php?sid=72 now to February 1, 2013. There are fifty questions, but you only have to answer 15 or more to make your ballot count.  Results will be published in the Spring of 2013. Pass this link along and vote for your favorite area eating and drinking establishments!

Trivia Nights in LeClaire at the LeClaire Civic Center

2013 Trivia Nights:

January 12th - LeClaire Community Library

February 9th - Coe Noack Memorial Scholarship

March 9th – hosted by First Presbyterian Church to raise $$ for Hurricane Sandy victims

April 6th - LeClaire Little League

May 4th - LeClaire Lions

June 8th - Buffalo Bill Museum

LeClaire Trivia Nights have raised over $95,000 for local non-profit organizations! Thank you for your continued support!

LeClaire Park Board Special Events Calendar

Spring 2013 - Spring Fling Easter Egg Hunt ( Hollyhock Park )

Spring 2013 – Cinco de Mayo

French Market Days 2013 - May 18th, plant exchange, sale benefiting Parks Dept.

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

Summer 2013 - Bike Parade & Decorating

Summer 2013 – Tug Fest

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

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