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Rivermont Welcomes Distinguished Speaker PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brittany Marietta   
Friday, 24 May 2013 13:39

Rivermont Collegiate is honored to welcome Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Iowa, as our 2013 Commencement Speaker.

 

Rivermont Collegiate 126th Commencement

Friday, June 7th, 2013

10:00 a.m.

South Lawn of the Historic Bettendorf Mansion

1821 Sunset Drive – Bettendorf, IA

Contact: Brittany Marietta – (563) 359-1366 ext. 308This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Lt. Governor Reynolds and Rivermont share a passion for STEM education.  Reynolds is the Co-Chair of the Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Advisory Council and was the only elected official named to the “100 Women Leaders in STEM” by STEMconnector in 2012.  At Rivermont, students begin working with discipline-specific science teachers in Kindergarten and math courses allow them to accelerate to the most appropriate level, regardless of their age or grade.  Technology is interwoven into Rivermont’s curriculum, including Kindles, iPads, and a robotics program that spans grades 3-12.  We are thrilled to welcome a recognized STEM leader to Rivermont’s 126th Commencement!

For additional information about Lt. Governor Reynolds, visit https://ltgovernor.iowa.gov/about/

 
LeClaire Chamber Announcements May 24 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 24 May 2013 09:38

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

Pebble Creek Golf Course - 3851 Forest Grove Drive, LeClaire, IA 52753, phone - 563-332-5072 LeClaire, IA. http://www.pebblecreekgolf.org Pebble Creek is a challenging course located near LeClaire, IA. The superb design and excellent condition of the golf course guarantees an enjoyable round of play for golfers of all abilities. Open to the public, our social atmosphere is casual and welcoming for everyday play, social functions, and tournaments. Our customer service is friendly and personalized. We look forward to seeing you!  

CALENDAR

May 24th – Wide River Winery - 106 N. Cody Rd. LeClaire, IA. Kick off your Memorial Day weekend in our courtyard wine garden Friday with our Summer Music Series!  Every Friday evening, 5-8 p.m., and on first Sundays from 2-5 p.m., we will feature local up and coming musicians. This Friday's featured artists: Ellis Kell & Tony Hoeppner!

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 at the Wide River Winery Tasting Room "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 at Wide River Winery www.wideriverwinery.com

Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium - go 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.

Restaurants and many other shops and 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 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 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 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.

* 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

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

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

The LeClaire Tourism Board Has Two Openings - one for Restaurant and one for Retail representation. Please consider applying, if you feel you are qualified: 1. You need to own or manage a LeClaire restaurant or retail store. 2. Get the application from City Hall or online: http://www.leclaireiowa.gov/MEMBERSHIP%20FORM.pdf 3. Turn the completed application in to City Hall no later than Thursday, May 30, 2013.Thank you for considering this opportunity to serve your community!

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.

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 May 23 - May 29 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 24 May 2013 09:35
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Hello!
farmer's market After some technical issues last week, we're happy to be back in business with the weekly calendar!  Now, on to the good stuff. You're guaranteed to have the best Memorial Day grill out on the block if you pick up farm fresh meat and produce at the Freight House Farmer's Market!  You can enjoy tunes by Dave Maxwell and Chuck Hanson while you shop, too.
teen job fair Do you know a teen looking for a job? Send them to the RiverCenter Wednesday for The Mayor's Teen Job Fair. This is a unique one-stop opportunity for teens seeking local jobs.  Later this weekend, the sounds of the windy city will be in the air when Chicago rapper Chief Keef hits the  RiverCenter stage! Down the street at GAHC, stop in for an event highlighting German wedding traditions with Kathi Hofmann.
picadilly circusFeaturing camels and zebras performing with ponies, clowns and an Elephant Extravaganza, the Piccadilly Circus is sure to please the whole family tonight at River's Edge!  If you're looking for other family events this week, head to the Figge to see the Young Artists at the Figge exhibit before it closes this Sunday or hit up a River Bandits game.
With four Blues Music Awards including the 2010 Album of the Year, Joe Louis Walker is not to be missed at  River Music Experience Friday!  If you're more of a Neil Young, Tom Petty, or Bob Dylan fan, come hear what Dead Leaves has to offer on Saturday. For something a bit more uptempo, check out the The Waffle Stompers upstairs in the Redstone Room.  From Mandolin Junction to Community Drum Circle, there are plenty of more events at RME this week, too.
fun for foodies Sick of the same old dinner routine? Mix things up this week when the Figge offers a cooking class and dinner for their Fun for Foodies at the Figge event. Hosted by the Figgey's very own executive chef, Dave Mickelwright, enjoy a delicious meal while learning how to prepare it yourself!   Make sure you grab your complimentary gift to remember the evening!
Project Green SpaceAlthough this event isn't until NEXT Thursday, we wanted to get it on your radar now because it's sounds highly entertaining.  Promoted as "Art! Music! Grilling! Astroturf!, the Figge is hosting  Project Green Space, which will feature graffiti gurus Kevin Lonergan II and Gary White!  Brats and cold beers will be on hand and the evening will end with a projection of artwork projected ON the Figge by Bruce Walters.
App Photo If you haven't already done so, now is the perfect time to download our downtown Android App or iPhone App! You'll love the quick lists of local events, shops, and restaurants when you're out and about this summer.  Remember to thank the men and women who've served  this weekend and we'll see you downtown!
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This Week's Events: May 23 - May 29


Thursday, May 23

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Cooking Class and Dinner

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Price: $40/person; $75/couple

Website

 

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 Mo Carter

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Piccadilly Circus

Where: River's Edge

Time: 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Price: $8-$38

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

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

 

Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 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

 

Watercolor Class

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: Noon - 3:00 p.m.

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

Website

Friday, May 24

$1,500 FREEky Friday Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Website

Adam Beck

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight

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

Joe Louis Walker
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.
Price: $15 in adv., $18 day of show
Live Lunch with Lewis Knudsen
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon -1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: The Candymakers
Where: Brady Street Pub
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Mike Cochrane
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 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 Cities River Bandits vs. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 and Up
Weekend Warriors presented by West Music
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 9:15 p.m.
Price: FREE

Saturday, May 25

 

$15,000 Cash Cow Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Website

 

Adam Beck

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight

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 for Adults, $2.50 for Children 12 and Under

Website

 

Dead Leaves with Lewis Knudsen

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Doors 7:30 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

Detroit Larry and Chris Show

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

DMC- Dave Maxwell and Chuck Hanson

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Price: FREE

 

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

 

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: Young Artists at the Figge - Pleasant Valley

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 Rachael Schuldt
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.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

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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UFC 160

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

The Waffle Stompers with Fairhaven, Must Build Jacuzzi, and The Suites

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.

Price: $7

Website

 

Sunday, May 26

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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$10,000 Memorial Moo Lah Lah Giveaway
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: Noon - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Chief Keef Concert
Where: The RiverCenter
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $27 in adv., $42 Day of Show
Exhibition Closes: Vintage Vows and Veils
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), FREE with Membership
Exhibition Closes: Young Artists at the Figge
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership
German Wedding Traditions with Kathi Hofmann
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), FREE with membership

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

 

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, May 27

 

$10,000 Memorial Moo Lah Lah Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casio

Time: Noon - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Memorial Day Buffet

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: $9

Website

 

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, May 28


Bix Bistro Cooking Class
Where: Hotel Blackhawk
Time:6:00 p.m.
Price: $65/person

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


Mandolin Junction
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

 
German Founders Day Celebration PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 15:53

Quad Cities citizens and especially those with German ancestry are invited to participate in two Memorial Day events this weekend.  There will be a Founders' Day Celebration at the Dixon, Iowa Cemetery beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The occasion seeks to honor and remember the contributions of German immigrants to the region.  The venue changes annually so that many final resting places receive recognition.  The celebration will include musical selections, a history of the cemetery, and a brief address. Dixon mayor Steve Laughlin will
serve as master of ceremonies.  Refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the event.  In case of rain the ceremony will take place in the Hope Lutheran Church, directly next to the cemetery.  

There will also be a recognition wreath in place along northbound Gaines Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets in remembrance of the 1848-50 "Kampfgenossen" or German war veterans from Schleswig-Holstein who first fought against Danish control of that region. 

Although unsuccessful, many leaders of that group immigrated to Scott and Rock Island counties where they became leading citizens of their day and contributed immeasurably to the development of their new communities.  A large commemorative stone was re-erected in 2008 to mark their achievements.  

These events are sponsored jointly by the American Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Society, the German American Family Club of Iowa and Illinois, the German American Heritage Center, the German American National Congress (DANK), and the Schuetzenpark Gilde.

Also on Saturday!

All day-drop by!

There will also be a recognition wreath in place along northbound Gaines Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets in remembrance of the 1848-50 "Kampfgenossen" or German war veterans from Schleswig-Holstein who first fought against Danish control of that region.  Although unsuccessful, many leaders of that group immigrated to Scott and Rock Island counties where they became leading citizens of their day and contributed immeasurably to the development of their new communities.  A large commemorative stone was re-erected in 2008 to mark their achievements.

The wreath is sponsored by the German Roundtable

 
MEET THE 2013 MISS IOWA CONTESTANTS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rachael Vopatek   
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 07:22

May 21, 2013- Davenport, Iowa – The Miss Iowa Scholarship Program will host its statewide pageant June 6th-8th, 2013 at the historic Adler Theatre in Davenport Iowa.  In June 2012, Mariah Cary of Burlington, was named the 64th statewide titleholder. She then reached the Top 5 in the 2013 Miss America Competition.  Thirteen young ladies from across the state of Iowa will compete for the title of Miss Iowa 2013.  The new titleholder will continue on to Miss America which willbroadcast Live from the Atlantic City Boardwalk on Sunday, September 15.

Jessica Baker from Coralville is Miss Liberty. She is a sophomore at Western Illinois University. Baker’s Talent is Baton Twirling and her platform is “Special Things for Special People.”  She hopes to one day open a baton and dance studio. Baker is the 20 year old daughter of Jennifer Cole-Baker and Joel Baker.

Kristina Bell of Dubuque is Miss Great River. Bell is a graduate of Drake University with majors in International Business and Marketing.  She aspires to become a successful business owner. Her talent is Lyrical Dance and her platform is “Go Red for Women.”  Bell is the 22 year old daughter of Kim Bell and Jerry Bell.

Isabella Blaine from West Des Moines is Miss Muscatine. Blaine is a freshman at Des Moines Area Community College majoring in Psychology. Her platform is “Indulging in Hope” and her ambition is to become a national motivational speaker to advocate for those affected by eating disorders as well as to open a clinic with an emphasis on eating disorder treatment. Blaine’s talent is Dance-Musical Show. She is the 24 year old daughter of Jan Castagnoli.

Kaitlyn Cole, Miss Greater Des Moines, is from Fort Dodge. Cole is the 23 year old daughter of Dan and Sheila Cole. She attends Graduate School at Northwest Missouri State with a goal of teaching Marketing and Management classes. Cole’s talent is Clogging and her platform is “Strengthening the Youth: Leaders of Tomorrow.”

Abby Curtis is Miss Scott County. Abby is from Muscatine where she is a graduate of Muscatine Community College with plans to attend St Ambrose in the fall. Her major is Business Administration and Small Business Management with a goal of becoming a marketing and advertising manager. Curtis is the 21 year old daughter of Liz Curtis and Rick Curtis (Deceased). Her talent is Country Vocal and her platform is “Live United: The Silver Lining of Service.”

Jessica Erbst, from Bettendorf, is Miss Eastern Iowa. She is the 18 year old daughter of Don and Amanda Erbst. Her talent is Vocal and her platform is “A Healthy Future: Encouraging Healthy Habits in Kids.” Erbst will be a freshman at Iowa State University in the fall where she will major in Kinesiology. Her career ambition is to become a Physical Therapist.

Ashley Herrington of Clinton is Miss Clinton County. Herrington is a graduate of the University of Iowa where she earned a BA in Dance and Performing Arts Entrepreneurship. Her goal is to earn her MBA and own a dance studio. Herrington’s platform is “Reaching Out Through Dance” and her talent is Ballet en Pointe. She is the 22 year old daughter of Charles and Debra Herrington.

Delaney Howell, from Columbus Junction, is Miss Louisa County Fair. Howell is the 18 year old daughter of Dale and Dana Howell. She is a sophomore at Northwest Missouri State University where she is majoring in Agriculture Education with plans to become a Collegiate or High School Agriculture Educator. Howell’s talent is piano and her platform is “Ag in the Classroom.”

Hailey Huey of Clear Lake is Miss Kossuth-Winnebago. Huey is a junior at the University of Iowa with a Health Studies/Dental major. Her career ambition is Dentistry/Orthodonics. Her platform is “Miles of Smiles” and her talent is Vocal. Huey is the 20 year old daughter of Dustin and Shannon Huey.

Nicole Kelly is Miss Metro.  She is from Keokuk and attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her major is Directing and Theatre Management and she aspires to work on Broadway. Kelly’s talent is Vocal Solo and her platform is “VSA The International Organization on Arts & Disabilities: Overcoming Disability by using the Arts & Encouraging others to do the same.” Kelly is the 22 year old daughter of Mike and Pam Kelly.

Amanda Manning is Miss Burlington. She is a graduate of St Ambrose University where she majored in Elementary Education. Manning’s talent is Dance and her platform is “Loving Literacy at an Early Age.” She is the 22 year old daughter of Ella Manning and Tom Manning.

Morgan Meinert of Iowa City is Miss Northeast Iowa. Meinert earned her BA in Biology from the University of Iowa and is working toward her Doctorate at the University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy. Her platform is “Defeating Diabetes: Raising Awareness and Promoting Healthy Habits.”  Her talent is Ballet en Pointe.  Meinert is the 24 year old daughter of William Meinert and Lynn Crosby.

Taylor Wiebers of Clinton is Miss Johnson County. Wiebers will be a sophomore at the University of Iowa in the fall. Her ambition is to become a Music Therapist. Wiebers’ talent is Vocal and her platform is “Kicking It To Kids Cancer.” Taylor is the 19 year old daughter of Bob and Shannon Nielsen.

The Miss Iowa Scholarship Program will award nearly $20,000 in cash scholarships to the 2013 contestants as well as over $500,000 in in-kind scholarships.  Twenty four contestants will also compete for the titles of Miss Iowa’s Outstanding teen, Junior Miss Iowa and Li’l Miss Iowa during Miss Iowa Week.  Tickets for Miss Iowa 2013 are available via the Adler Box Office, 136 E. Third St., Davenport, TicketMaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.com.  A ticket form is available to download and print at www.missiowa.com.

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About the Miss Iowa Scholarship Program

An official preliminary to the Miss America Scholarship Pageant, the Miss Iowa Scholarship Program is dedicated to empowering young women to achieve their dreams and goals. The Miss Iowa Scholarship Program is a non-profit organization. Through the assistance of our local communities and scholarship patrons, the Miss Iowa Scholarship Program offers college scholarships to some of the most outstanding young women of Iowa. The Miss America Program is the largest scholarship organizations for women in the world. Total scholarship available annually at the local, state and national level totals over 45 million dollars.

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