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Genealogy Workshop- Schleswig-Holstein: The Danish/German Angle with Michele McNabb PDF Print E-mail
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Written by G A H C   
Thursday, 17 July 2014 09:14

Join us on Sunday, October 12th for a day of Genealogy & Research with Michele McNabb.

12:30-2:00: Danish or German? - Researching Ancestors from Schleswig/Slesvig

2:15-3:45: Under Sail & Steam: Emigration from Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein

Sign up today! Call 563-322-8844

$20 Members & $25 for Nonmembers

Michele is coming from The Museum of Danish America in Elkhorn, IA so sign up today to make sure our class fills up in time!

Museum opens at 12:00pm on Oct.12

There will be a 15 minute break in between sessions.

Senior Star at Elmore Place Hosts Seminar on Identification Theft PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marc Strohschein   
Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:40

Corporal Hank Jacobsen of the Davenport Police Department Shares Vital Information  


DAVENPORT, IA (July 16, 2014) – Senior Star at Elmore Place is hosting an important presentation on identification theft at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22 at 4500 Elmore Avenue in Davenport.  Led by Corporal Hank Jacobsen from the Davenport Police Department, discussions will focus on current information regarding typical scams and tactics often used by identification thieves and ways to avoid being an identity theft victim.

“We are looking forward to Mr. Jacobsen presenting this essential information to our retirement community and to all Quad Cities residents,” said Marc Strohschein, executive director of Senior Star at Elmore Place.  “Identity theft, while important to guard against for all of us, is especially important for seniors who are so frequently targeted.  We encourage everyone to join us in learning more so that we can all avoid becoming the next victim.”

An RSVP is requested by July 21.  Please call 563.484.5114 to reserve your space.

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

August Fairs & Festivals in the Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCCVB   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 14:50
Roaring into August

Summer is the season for fairs and festivals! The Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport, Iowa, is one of the longest running fairs in Iowa, going strong for 95 years. It’s open Tuesday through Sunday, July 29 - August 3. The fair has a great line-up of Grandstand shows each night, including Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Craig Morgan, Cheap Trick, Alan Jackson, Jerrod Niemann, and carnival games and shows throughout the grounds every day.

The awarding winning and nationally recognized Quad City Air Show will be in flight August 9-10 at the Davenport Municipal Airport. After being named the Best Large Civilian air show in 2011 by the United States Navy, the Quad City Air Show is proud to the first time appearance of the United States Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, the fifth-generation fighter aircraft and the finest aviation performers in the world. There are also airplanes on display giving an opportunity to talk to the pilots, and over 200 ground exhibits with activities such as: Army Challenge course, flight simulator, games, and more.

Riverfront Festivals

The annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival in Davenport, Iowa, is from July 31st-August 3rd. The Bix Jazz Festival continues to celebrate the life and musical contributions to jazz by Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke in his birthplace city alongside the Mississippi River. LeClaire Park continues to be the outdoor music venue, along with two indoor venues for the festival that include the RiverCenter and Adler Theatre in downtown Davenport, Iowa. Bix fans come from all over the world to enjoy the music and visit some of the places where Bix played and lived.

It's a huge tug of war across the Mississippi River during the Great River Tug Fest. At 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, boats and barges yield the right of way to a 2,400-foot, 680-pound rope that stretches between Port Byron, Ill., and LeClaire, Iowa. The events leading up to the big tug include a parade and fireworks on Friday night, carnival, 5K walk/run, and live music.

Chill out in The District of downtown Rock Island, Ill. for Ya Maka My Weekend on August 8-9. This island-themed event features reggae music, steel drums, Caribbean food, an open air marketplace, and a giant sand beach complete with palm trees and tiki torches. Ya Maka My Weekend starts at 5 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The annual River Roots Live Music Festival in LeClaire Park in downtown Davenport, Iowa, on Aug. 15-16 combines the hottest music acts on the road today with great up and coming acts. Numerous bands are taking the stage, including Los Lonely Boys, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, North Mississippi Allstars, ZZ Ward, Ben Kweller, and more. There will also be great food including BBQ ribs from national ribateurs. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight.

Head Out on the Water

Floatzilla 2014 is the Quad Cities 5th Annual paddle sports festival on Saturday, August 16 that culminates with a Guinness World Record attempt at 2 p.m. at the largest flotilla of kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards on the protected backwaters of Lake Potter, at Sunset Marina in Rock Island, Ill. The festival will include guided launches at 8 a.m. for all skill levels on the Quad Cities Water Trails and beginner-friendly paddling lessons and programs. Registration includes one Floatzilla t-shirt per paddler, commemorative boat sticker, registration wrist bands, free music and rib fest at 'River Roots Live', free parking, and free shuttle to off-site parking for 'floats.'

John Deere Pavilion Learn & Play Day July 19 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wendy Artman   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 14:23
Kids of all ages are invited to come play and learn about a day in the life of John Deere customers at the John Deere Pavilion’s Learn & Play Day on Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At this free event, children will learn about life on a farm, see what it’s like to work on a construction site, explore the world of forestry and more. 

For hands-on fun, kids can test their driving skills in a battery-powered Gator™ obstacle course or put their muscles to work in a pedal-powered tractor pull. Other special exhibits include a hands-on Little Johnny’s Farm with cows that can be milked (not real ones), a petting zoo, and a construction zone to test toy equipment in the sand. Blacksmith demonstrations will also be conducted on site throughout the day. 

Also featured throughout the day will be a variety of informational booths from ag-related organizations including the Rock Island Farm Bureau, Rock Island 4H & Extension, Fischer’s Honey Farm, and Country Corner.

The John Deere Pavilion Learn & Play Day is open to the public and is free of charge. 

The John Deere Pavilion 
1400 River Road
Moline, IL 61265

Saturday, July 19 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

KISS Invites Community to go “all in” for Hope Creek! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Baker   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 12:50

Rock Island, IL— On Saturday, July 19th, the KISS Hope Creek Referendum Committee will be hosting a charitable poker tournament at the Arsenal Island Golf Clubhouse, located at 1838 Gillespie Street on Arsenal Island. The public is invited to come out and show their support for Hope Creek Care Center.

All proceeds will go to the KISS (Keep It Supported for Seniors) Committee. KISS is a public citizen’s group dedicated to providing information to Rock Island County residents about the benefits of maintaining Hope Creek Care Center as a publically owned and operated nursing and rehabilitation facility. The primary activity of KISS is to generate voter support to approve a referendum question in November 2014 that will sustain Hope Creek for current and future County residents.

Below are the details for the Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament:

Saturday July 19th - Arsenal Island Golf Clubhouse

Doors Open at 3:30pm - Cards fly at 5:00pm

$40 Buy In - $10 Re-Buy (Unlimited for first hour)

Food & Drink Specials!

Raffle Baskets!

Guaranteed Prizes for Top 10% of Players!

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Trophies!

All players must have a valid ID to enter Arsenal Island!

Please, no outside food or drinks.

Please call 309-721-6241 with questions!

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