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Famous Snowflake Cutter Keith Bonnstetter is back at CASI PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Arp   
Monday, 03 June 2013 10:03

Keith Bonnstetter is coming back to the Center For Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI) for a snowflake cutting class. Keith has been featured on the Martha Stewart show for his elaborate snowflake cutting skills.

There’s still time and room to sign up for his class that’s being help tomorrow, Tuesday, June 4 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. He will demonstrate and help you make a patriotic snowflake. Members $10 and Non-Members $12

Call CASI today to sign up at 563-386-7477 or stop in at 1035 West Kimberly Road, Davenport Iowa.

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For more information, please call: Sarah Arp at CASI at: 563.386.7477 ext. 229

 
Explore Travel Planning, Local History and Movies with June Events for Adults PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Local Events
Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Friday, 31 May 2013 14:21
The free Have Book Will Travel presentation features travel agent Marsha Holmes from Gulliver’s Travel Agency. She will provide guidelines for planning a trip, whether that journey involves driving or flying, or to destinations in the USA or overseas. Participants are encouraged to bring travel questions.

In other June programs for adults, the Rock Island Library will offer historic tours of Chippiannock and Riverside Cemeteries with local cemetery expert Minda Powers-Douglas. The Chippiannock tour meets at the cemetery’s 12th Avenue gate at 7:00 pm on Monday, June 10.  The Riverside tour meets at 7:00 pm on Monday, June 17, at the cemetery’s 5th Avenue gate. Both tours are free and open to the public, and will feature highlights of the art and stories behind two of the area’s oldest cemeteries. Registration is requested, but not required for the tours. To sign up, call the library at 309-732-7341.

The Rock Island Library will also show free “movie flicks” featuring films based on books during the summer. The first movie, based on the novel  Jaws, by Peter Benchley, starts at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, June 18 in the Main Library, 401 19th Street. Free popcorn will be provided.

All events are free and open to the public. The full list of summer programs is available at http://www.rockislandlibrary.org/page/summer-your-library, as well as in the Summer Events brochure and calendars available at all Rock Island Libraries. For more news about Rock Island Public Library events, call 309-732-7323 (READ) or follow the Rock Island Library on Facebook and Twitter.

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LeClaire Chamber Announcements - 5/31/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 31 May 2013 13:15
ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 05/31/2013

CALENDAR

May 31st – Live Music - Wide River Winery Wine Garden Lojo Russo from 5-8 p.m. 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

Programs, performers & activities for all ages. Registration materials for Children (B-5th G) available at the library starting May 20th.Program information & Activity Calendar available at the library & online @

June 2nd - Live Music - Wide River Winery Wine Garden "The Ripplers" from 2-5pm 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

June 7th – First Friday in LeClaire!  5:00-8:00 p.m.

Food and Beverage Samples at Mississippi River Distilling Company www.mrdistilling.com

Wine samples and live music by Jordan Danielson at Wide River Winery www.wideriverwinery.com - and ‘Lolly the Wine Gal’ will be hanging out!

Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium Come in for a free red velvet cupcake!

Razzleberries Come in to shop and get free samples of booze cake (while it lasts)!

Free appraisals at LeClaire Antiques and Appraisals until 7 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC at the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits The Matriarchs starting at 7:30 P.M. www.faithfulpilot.com

Other shops and restaurants will be open late!

June 8th - Trivia Night at the LeClaire Civic Center benefiting the Buffalo Bill Museum. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with trivia starting at 7 p.m. Participants may bring beer, wine, snacks and soda. Water and snacks will also be for sale. Up to eight people per table. $10 per person with a $50 table minimum. Everyone will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Contact Chris at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-505-6703 for reservations or information. Don't have enough for a full table? Come anyway and we can put you on a table that needs people!

June 8th – First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire - Garage Sale 8 a.m. to noon: Toys, books and children’s clothes; gently used knick-knacks, dishes, etc.  Frito and Dorito Chili Pies for sale.

June 9th- Sunday Brunch at the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Seatings at 10:00 and 12:30 - 3 Courses $20 per person Reservations 563.289.4156 www.faithfulpilot.com

June 10th – First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire - Generations Area Agency on Aging 11:45 a.m. to noon, someone from the agency will be at the church to help people sign up for food stamps. Eligibility: 60 years of age or older on date of application; single yearly income at or less than $21,256; married yearly income at or less than $28,693; disabled individuals under age 60 are NOT eligible.

June 15th- Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Open for Lunch 11am-2pm- 3 different sandwiches and chips for $5 www.faithfulpilot.com

June 15th – First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire - Active Christians Hot Dog Roast and Potluck Picnic. 5:30 p.m. We will provide the hot dogs, buns, ketchup and mustard. Bring something to share and your own drink. We will play Corn Hole and other outdoor games.

June 15th- 16th Annual Golf Outing Benefiting the Buffalo Bill Museum of LeClaire - Olathea Golf Course Matt Boesch, head golf pro from Hawk's View Golf Club in Lake Geneva, WI, will host a golf clinic at 9:00 am before the 10:00 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $50 per person and includes 9 holes golf with cart and a pizza lunch with beverage. If you don't golf, come anyway to place a bid on all the wonderful silent auction items and enjoy the pizza lunch for $7. To make a reservation for yourself or a foursome call Olathea at 289-4653, Packy Huettman at 289-5971, Steve Suiter at 289-2724 or Barry Long at 949-6969. www.buffalobillmuseumleclaire.com

June 16th - Asbury Methodist Church "WORSHIP IN THE PARK" and Potluck Service The Worship Committee of Asbury United Methodist Church, Bettendorf, is planning a Praise Worship Service in the Park on Sunday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m.  The service will be held at Veterans Memorial Park Bandshell, 1645 23rd St., Bettendorf. Following the service there will be a potluck picnic with sliced ham provided.  Please bring a dish to share and your own table service, drink & lawn chair.

June 17th-21st - Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School – Asbury United Methodist Church 9 a.m. to noon, 1809 Mississippi Blvd., Bettendorf – 563-355-5218 Register on-line www.asbury-bett.org.  VBS is offered for participants ages Kindergarten through 5th grade (completed), and to volunteers 6th grade and up.  If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Swinney at 563-505-0060 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

June 17th–20th - First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire - Bible School 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., supper included. Theme: Living Waters. Cost $10. Special Bible School program, Sunday, June 23 at 10 am. Call 381-7777 to pre-register.

June 21st – 22nd THE LeCLAIRE GIRLS’ GET AWAY WEEKEND! On the evening of Friday, June 21, and all day Saturday, June 22, 2013, TUGFEST hosts the Girls’s Getaway Weekend in LeClaire, Iowa! Sign up today for this amazing event featuring give aways, coupons, music, games and delicious food. MEET Anthony Ryan Auld the Winner of this year's "Project Runway All Stars" at the Girls Get Away Fashion Show & Cocktail Party on Saturday evening. No other contestant has had more wins beating the best designers in a single season of the show. Anthony Ryan will be speaking about his journey to becoming a top fashion designer and winning Project Runway All Stars. KWQC's anchor and on-air reporter Bailey Deitz will be the mistress of ceremonies for this special event. The LeClaire Girls’ Get Away will start on Friday evening, June 21, at the Wide River Winery, where you will taste award-winning wines, enjoy the music of Pieces of Candy in the Wine Garden, and pick up your GIRLS GET AWAY passport to LeClaire with your goody bags.

On Saturday, June 22, LECLAIRE GIRLS GET AWAY events include:

* Grasshoppers will host music and wine tasting on their beautiful lawn.

* Win Prizes every hour on the hour at Aunt Hattie's Fanciful Emporium.

* Dwellings will be hosting Margarita Man.

* Robert Day of the Faithful Pilot, and the winner of the Quad Cities Top Chef competition, will demonstrate some of his secret cooking techniques.

* Zaruba's will host mini make overs.

* Free Tours at the Mississippi River Distilling Company.

* Expert Tammy Allen will teach a FREE Class in "Punch Needle" at Primitive Cottage.

* The Buffalo Bill Museum will offer a Quilt Making Class.

Cost to participate in the LeClaire Girls Get Away are $65 per person. Go to Leclairegirlgetaway.com

June 22nd - Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Open for Lunch 11am-2pm 3 different sandwiches and chips for $5 www.faithfulpilot.com

June 25th – First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire - Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia 1:30 pm. Dessert and coffee. No cost for this program. Please RSVP at 381-7777.

June 27th - Mississippi River Distilling Company Takes Over the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Bar 5:30-7:30 P.M. The men from MRDC take over the Faithful Pilot with signature drinks and Pilot appetizers for $25 per person www.faithfulpilot.com

June 29th - Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Open for Lunch 11am-2pm 3 different sandwiches and chips for $5 www.faithfulpilot.com

June 30th- Wine Tasting at the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits 3:00-5:00 P.M.  $15 per person Taste 14 wines and heavy appetizers from The Faithful Pilot www.faithfulpilot.com

Save the Date

July 1st - Friends of the LeClaire Community Library is planning an Open House to celebrate our 9th anniversary! Details are forthcoming!

 

July 5th – First Friday in LeClaire

 

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 PM 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)

 

FYI

Grace Marine/Captain’s Quarters now has Pontoon Boat and Jet Ski Rentals! 2 hour Rental - $150. 4 hour Rental - $300.  6 hour Rental - $400.  All day Rental - $500. Jet ski Rentals: $80 per hour or all day for $400.  All fuel costs are the responsibility of the customer.  Any damage sustained will be the responsibility of the customer.  A reservation will need to be made at least 1 week in advance, at which time a $250 fee will be charged to hold the rental and will serve as the damage deposit - customer will need a Visa or MasterCard to hold the rental.  Please call 563.359.1635 to make your reservation or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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!

Reusable Usables - Planet Green recycled art after school classes on Tuesday and Thursdays.RSVP 563-289-3946 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

“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!

June 6 - Black Watch Room - after hours - 5-8pm (1st Thursday)

July 9 - Blue Iguana - Lunch -noon

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 - tbd

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:

June 8 - Buffalo Bill Museum

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

LeClaire Trivia Nights have raised over $95,000 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.

June 7th-8th LeClaire City-Wide Garage Sales

June 21st-22nd – Girls’ Getaway Weekend

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

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!

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport: 5/30 - 6/5 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 31 May 2013 12:21
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Hello!
Plan We have a lot of good news to share today!  You may have noticed the front page story in the QC-Times today announcing the release of the Partnership's Downtown Strategic Action Plan. The plan is based on proven market realities, and the reality is, downtown Davenport is poised for significant growth for both residential and commercial development.
Democrat & WF We've had some great success but there are still big challenges to solve and new potential to harness. The best is yet to come and we're excited to get to work!  On top of that, be sure to check out another great article about the new lofts being built in the historic Democrat and Wells Fargo buildings. Now, on to the events!
BeeRME
What better way to spend a summer night than sampling beers to some live tunes? Join River Music Experience as they host their 5th Annual BeeRME for Music this Saturday presented by Sivyer Steel Corporation. Sample drinks from Great River Brewery, Bent River Brewing Company, Dimitri Wine & Spirits, and more! All proceeds benefit music
education programming like Rock Camp USA and Winter Blues.
harp Take a musical journey along the Inca Trail this Saturday when the QC Symphony presents Caminos del Inka at the Figge Art Museum. Surround yourself with South American music as this flute and harp duo perform native tunes from places like Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and more. Tickets include free hor d'oeuvres and a tour of an art exhibit! The QC Symphony also presents an an educational performance by Swedish folk fiddlers, Swedes on the River, tonight at RME.
Project Green SpaceKeep your eyes open as you pass by the Figge this afternoon! Or stop by to watch as the Figge's Plaza transforms into a green space for Project Greenspace: Street Art on the Plaze. Here's a chance to spend some time outside as you watch street art demos, munch on food grilled by Chef Dave, and listen to live music by Fire Sale! Figge members, don't forget about the upcoming Art Lovers Book Club Wednesday.
GAHC Learn about two elements and two icons in one exhibit when the Land and Water Exhibit opens Sunday at the German American Heritage Center. Come hear what made the prairie landscape so unique for landscape architect Jens Jensin and water preservationist Ernest Oberholtzer. While there, stop by the Double Expose: Prints of Past and Present Exhibit and see historic and modern iconic Davenport buildings side-by-side!
wine glass With the end of every month comes Bucktown's Final Friday Series! Shop their wearable fashion show this Friday while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and more! Peruse unique shops and studios that also offer creative, usable works of art for sale. Stop by tonight to paint a wine glass or two while relaxing to music and good company. Glasses will be used for their BASH fundraiser in July.
jake mcvey After being named one of the Top Ten Touring Acts by Billboard magazine, newcomer Jake McVey performs at the River Music Experience tomorrow night. Hear for yourself why people compare this country act to Brad Paisley and Keith Urban. Or, take in the sounds of intimate instruments, soaring vocals, and confessional lyrics when Blue Bird with Esme Alexis performs Friday.
wine dinner If you haven't already done so, call to reserve your spot for Hotel Blackhawk's Five Course Wine Dinner next Thursday. Take the opportunity to treat yourself to an extravagant dinner with courses like lobster bisque diablo, braised short ribs, and cake & ice cream. If you're looking for another local hot spot, try Barrel House 211's Mexican Monday or It's Firkin Tuesday deals!
See you downtown!
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This Week's Events: May 30 - June 5


Thursday, May 30

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

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

Price: $10

Website

 

Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Bethann Gavin

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Paint Wine Glasses for BASH!

Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Website

 

Project Greenspace: Street Art on the Plaze

Where: Figge Art Museum Plaze

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: FREE outdoor event

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Kane County Cougars

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $6 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

 

"Swedes on the River" Swedish Master Folkfiddlers Orjan Hans-ers & Gorgen Antonsson

Where:River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: $5 suggested donation

Website

 

Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: FREE

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

 

Watercolor Class

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Price: $95/member; $105/non-member

Website

Friday, May 31

$1,500 FREEky Friday Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Website

Blue Bird with Esme Alexis

Where: River Music Experience

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

Website

Final Friday
Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Jake McVey
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:30 p.m. / Show 8:30 p.m.
Price: $10
Live Music: Just Chords
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Nick and Esme
Where: Brady Street Pub
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge, Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ; 6:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and Up
Quad City Kicks
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Questionable Architecture Reception
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7) or FREE with membership

Saturday, June 1

 

5th Annual BeeRME for Music presented by Sivyer Steel Corporation

Where: River Music Experience, Second Floor

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $20 for RME Friends & Groups of 5 or More, $25 adv.

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

 

Caminos del Inka

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:30 doors open, 8:00 p.m. showtime

Price: $25 (includes free hor d'oeuvres and tour of an art exhibit)

Website

 

Charles Walker Band

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

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: Pushing the Envelope

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Marking Territory

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), 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 Music: Al Sweet & the Candymakers
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Kevin Boyd
Where: Freight House Farmer's Market
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate
Where: River's Edge, Ice
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $10

RME Guitar Circle
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
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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Sunday, June 2

 

$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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Grand Opening of the Land and Water Exhibit
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: $5 or less, FREE with membership

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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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

 

Sunday Live Jazz

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

Website


Tour: American POP! Selections from the CU Art Museum Collection
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Monday, June 3

 

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

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Tuesday, June 4


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

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

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


Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge, Ice

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

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Wednesday, June 5

 

Art Lovers Book Club

Where: Figge Art Museum, Figge Cafe

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE (members-only)

Website

 

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

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

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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.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

 
Looking for Something to Do this Summer? Have Book, Will Travel at your Rock Island Library PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Local Events
Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Friday, 31 May 2013 12:17

Rock Island, IL: If the high cost of gas lately has you rethinking summer travel plans, Have Book Will Travel is the way to go for family entertainment. The Rock Island Public Library will offer more than 100 free events and summer reading contests for children, teens and adults starting Monday, June 3.

Originally created by libraries to keep children’s reading skills current over the summer break, Summer Reading now rewards readers of all ages for reaching set reading goals. Children from pre-school through 6th grades can pick up Have Book – Will Travel reading logs at any Rock Island Library location and track their reading by time or by titles from June 3 to July 26. Prizes and extra chances to win are awarded at the half-way and completion points of each log. Prize pick-up starts June 17.

Weekly children’s events for summer start the week of June 10 with Scrapbooking Mondays for children, Math Club, Storytimes and Legos. The first special performance for summer starts with Niabi Zoo visiting the Main Library at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 13. Among the new events for children and families this year include a Games Around the World night at the 30/31 Branch on June 27, and two new performers, the Serengeti Steve reptile show and Mad Mixtures science experiments in July.

Adults can simply fill out one entry form for every book they complete from June 3 to July 26. Winners will be chosen by random drawing from completed entries, with prizes including a Kindle eReader, Kindle Fire HD and a variety of gift cards. To make a note of the books you’ll travel with, visit any Rock Island Library to pick up a free Have Book Will Travel notepad (available on June 3, while supplies last.)  Free events for adults kick off with the “’Have Book Will Travel” travel planning program at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4. . Other new events include guided cemetery tours of Chippiannock and Riverside, Native American history program, and free instructional programs on using an Apple iPad, Android tablet, and downloading music.

Teens ages 12 to 18 can dig into reading with the Beneath the Surface bingo card log, which allows them to fill in squares for reading, attending programs, watching a movie based on a book, writing a book review, or even filling out a program survey.  Ten completed squares qualify teens for prize drawings of gift cards or a Kindle. 25 completed squares qualify teens for an automatic prize.  Free events start June 7, with a Teen Feature movie at 1:00 pm at the Main Library. New events include a library treasure hunt and “zombie night” in June and cake archeology, library mini-golf and candy architecture programs in July.

All events are free and open to the public. The full list of programs is available at http://www.rockislandlibrary.org/page/summer-your-library, as well as in the Summer Events brochure and calendars available at all Rock Island Libraries.

For more news about Rock Island Public Library events, visit www.rockislandlibrary.org, call 309-732-7323 (READ) or follow the Rock Island Library on Facebook and Twitter.

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