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This week in Downtown Davenport - Thanksgiving edition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Association   
Friday, 16 November 2012 09:17
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Kick off the holiday season Saturday with the Festival of Trees Holiday Parade! Enjoy the largest helium balloon parade in the Midwest boasting over 20 balloons, pageant queens, dance groups, bands, clowns, floats, tractors, antique cars, and more.  Click here for road closure and parking info. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and remember to have breakfast with Santa too before the big show.

 

FOT Festival of Trees is an annual fundraiser for Quad City Arts and you can expect to find attractions ranging from art exhibits and designer displays to trees decorated  by children and teens.  Have some fun at the Silver Bell Social and spread the word that Military Day on Sunday offers discounted general admissions. The Teddy Bear TeaSizzlin' SoireeJingle JamCelebrity Lunch, and Sugar Plum Ball round out the fest with a little something for everyone, too.

 

Fiddler Broadway has made it's way to the Adler Theatre! Lujack Lexus presents the timeless classic Fiddler on the Roof this Sunday. Enjoy a variety of heartwarming scores including "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Tradition" in this Broadway musical full of magically woven music, dance, poignancy, and laughter.  Also, tickets to see Bill Cosby at the Adler go on sale soon, too!

 

FGC River Music Experience is busy with sure-fire crowd pleasing performances!  On Friday, plan to jam the night away with Chicago's Family Groove Company for just $10 and show up early to catch River Roots Live veteran Dick Prall in the Cafe for only $5, too! On Saturday, the Quad Cities' own  Three Years Hollow will perform hits from both of their acclaimed albums.  RME is also hosting Kidz Days, Jef Spradley Band, QC Rock Academy, 3rd Sunday Jazz featuring The Sax Offenders, Kings w/ the Easy Mark, and more.

 

Figge Rose Take advantage of FREE ADMISSION to the Figge Art Museum this Saturday after the parade! This allows for a perfect opportunity to experience the newest exhibition, Picturing Identity: The Allure of Portraiture, on it's opening day. While you're there, check out the other exhibits including the 2012 College Invitational and Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View. The Portrait of Maquoketa exhibit is very cool and it's even interactive; go out of your way to see this nationally renowned exhibit while you can!

 

Yappy HourAre you an animal lover?  Help raise funds for the Quad City Animal Welfare Center by attending Yappy Hour at Duck City Bistro tonight!  Appetizers, a silent auction, wine pulls, and door prizes await those who donate to the cause.  Looking to support local beers?  Check out the MUGZ Brewing Club Scottish Ale Tapping at Great River Brewery.

 

Turkey Bowling

In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, head out to the River's Edge on Saturday for a public skate featuring Turkey Bowling! Test your bowling skills on ice by taking part in this new QC tradition and plan to have a good time attempting to bowl a frozen turkey with any kind of accuracy.

 

Buy Local QC Mark your calendar now for next week's Scott County Family Y Turkey Trot and remember to SHOP AND EAT LOCAL downtown this year during Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! From Record Store Day Black Friday Edition to Bucktown original art, our newsletter next week will be highlighting tons of ways to support locally owned businesses that offer cool gifts you simply can't find anywhere but downtown. Stay tuned for details!

 

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This Week's Events: November 15 - November 21


Thursday, November 15

$2,800 Bank It Blackjack Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Registration 5 p.m. Tournament 6 p.m.

Price: $20 entry fee

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Art History Series: "History of Portraiture"

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

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Black Hawk College Jazz Band

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

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Class: Acrylic Painting (Int/Adv)

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: $75/member; $85/non-member

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

Price: $10

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Jef Spradley Band

Where: River Music Experience

Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5

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Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Chris Dunn

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Men's Rec Soccer

Where: River's Edge Turf

Time: 6:00 p.m. -11:15 p.m.

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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

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Santa's Special Stars

Where: The RiverCenter, Quad City Arts Festival of Trees

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Price: FREE

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Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

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

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Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Yappy Hour (A Human Party for our Furry Friends)

Where: Duck City Bistro

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: $20 donation

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Friday, November 16

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

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Dick Prall and Stolen Silver

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: $5

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Family Groove Company

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:30 p.m.

Price: $10

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Kilkenny's Live Music - 3rd St. Villains

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Mo Carter

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Grand Premier Party

Where: The RiverCenter

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Price: $60/ticket; $600/table (seats 8)

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Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Red Carpet Room

Where: The RiverCenter

Time: 6:00 p.m.

*Not open to public- private party to thank sponsors

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Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Silver Bell Social

Where: The RiverCenter

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

*For those over 60

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The Whoozdads

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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Saturday, November 17

 

$20,000 Cash is King Drawing

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Brewery Tours

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

 

Exhibition: 2012 College Invitational

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Exhibition Opens: Picturing Identity: The Allure of Portraiture

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Exhibition: Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Exhibition: Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Exhibition: Sculpting with Fiber

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Exhibition: Grimm Brothers Fairytale Exhibit

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Kids)

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Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Iowa at Michigan Showing

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: TBA

Price: $2 Domestic Drafts, $5 Pretzels or Wings, $2 Beef Tacos

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Kidz Days at RME Featuring Lojo Russo

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5 for parent, accompanied children free

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Kilkenny's Live Music - 3rd St. Villains

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Kings with The Easy Mark, Snogulated Pig, and My Pal Trigger
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Musical Happy Hour featuring Nick Vasquez

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate and Turkey Bowling

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time:  3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Price: $5 and up (bowling an additional $2)

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QC Rock Academy Concert

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Quad City Arts Festival of Trees

Where: the RiverCenter

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

Price: Adults $8, Seniors 60+ $6, Children (2-10) $3

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Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Breakfast with Santa

Where: The RiverCenter

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Price: $15/ticket; $180/table (seats 12)

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Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Holiday Parade

Where: The RiverCenter

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Holiday Pops

Where: The RiverCenter

Time: 7:30 p.m.

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Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Three Years Hollow

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.

Price: $8

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Wee Scottish Ale Tapping

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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The Whoozdads

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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Workshop: Mosaics

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $25/member; $35/non-member; $15 materials fee payable to instructor

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Sunday, November 18

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Adult Coed Soccer

Where: River's Edge Turf

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.

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Fiddler on the Roof

Where: Adler Theater

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $32, $42, $52

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Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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November Birthday Bash

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Over 30 Hockey

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Price: $10

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Military Day

 
Nov. 15th. 2012 " Theory of Personality" by Michael Rosenthal. I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 12 November 2012 14:24

November 15th. 2012

 

Theory of Personality

Presented by

Michael Rosenthal.

Independent Scholar.


An attempt to state a "Grand Theory of Personality" that would unify the apparently opposed approaches to psychology of existential experience and systemic methodology - the "Grand Theory of Empirical Psychology."
The presentation will complement our previous consciousness studies as phenomenological fact is presupposed in the construct.
This is a classic example of the ability of philosophy to bring clarity to science by critically examining apparent contradictions through  the investigation of theoretical possibility.

About the presenter :

Michael Rosenthal has completed extensive graduate work in theology,
philosophy and psychology at the St. Paul Seminary and the University of Iowa
and Western Illinois University.
He has written many essays and articles in his area of  research.

PLEASE NOTE:  Printed copies of the presentations are available in the Moline Commercial Club's library.

Independent  Scholars Evenings. 7.00 p.m.

1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois 309-762-9202        Doors open at 6.30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Dress code: business casual.

Elevators are located through the 16th. Street entrance.

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, LTD is a 501(c)3 at State and Federal level organization under US laws since 1996.

Please visit www.qcinstitute.org to see our archives.

 
40th and Foundation - Celebrate Happy Joe's PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kristel Whitty-Ersan   
Monday, 12 November 2012 13:17
Happy Joe's is gearing up for a huge 40th anniversary celebration! The Happy Joe's company was founded November 16, 1972, and the first location opened in the Village of East Davenport. Founder of Happy Joe's, Lawrence Joseph Whitty, began his career as a baker. He later began working for a pizza chain and was convinced he could make improvements on their product. When they weren’t interested, Joe’s wife Sandie encouraged him to pursue his dreams of opening his own restaurant. Joe remembered seeing patrons at his previous job leave the restaurant and walk down the street for ice cream. That gave Joe the idea to combine pizza and ice cream into one restaurant concept. Joe’s daughter Julie came up with the now famous name of Happy Joe’s, and the rest is history. Joe never dreamed he would have more than one restaurant, but Happy Joe's now spans over 6 states with nearly 60 locations. Happy Joe's has become a family tradition and is well known by its two signature pizzas, The Happy Joe's Special (with Canadian bacon and sauerkraut which Joe invented in the kitchen of one of his relatives homes using leftovers), and the infamous Taco Pizza which Joe created in response to a franchisee’s request to add tacos to the menu.

Happy Joe's is not only known for its pizza and menu products, but for the good work they do in their communities. The company has a stellar reputation for giving back and Joe has dedicated the company to a variety of causes, mainly those that revolve around children with special needs.

In honor of the company’s 40th anniversary, Happy Joe's has launched the Happy Joe's Kids Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children with special needs, as well as their families and the groups that support them. This is a national foundation and the family hopes it will be a legacy to Joe’s passion for children with special needs.

Fundraising efforts have already kicked off with a variety of events. The biggest and most exciting are just around the corner. The Happy Joe's Special Needs party will host over 1,000 children November 14th at the iWireless Center. The children are invited at no cost and it is Happy Joe's gift to them. Joe Whitty stated, “We do this party every year, but for our 40th we are making it even bigger. It is my favorite day of the year and the best Christmas present I could ever get is seeing these kids and how much fun they have at our party.”

On November 16th Happy Joe's will host the inaugural Ladies Precious Luncheon at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf. Doors open at 11am. There will be a jewelry show and renowned speaker Mary LoVerde will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $45 and proceeds will benefit the Happy Joe's Kids Foundation.

November 19th will be the Happy Joe's Tribute Dinner which will celebrate the lives of some very important people in the special needs community, as well as be a tribute to Happy Joe Whitty and his good works. Tickets are $100 per seat and doors open at 5pm. There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Happy Joe's Kids Foundation.

Finally, November 20th at the Blackhawk Hotel at 7:30 am there will be a Fully Roasted Cup of Joe breakfast. This is a full-on roast of Happy Joe Whitty. After 40 years in business, join us to kick the beans out of the big guy!

For information on any of these events or to purchase tickets, contact the Happy Joe's Support Center 563-332-8811. You can also register online www.happyjoeskids.org and click on the events tab.

What does Happy Joe have to say about all of this? “I would like to thank all of our loyal guests, franchisees, and team members for their dedication and commitment to Happy Joe's. There is no way we would have made it to 40 years without all of you! I’m amazed and proud how my staff has rallied to pull all of these events together. It is an exciting time and I’m proud that we have been able to launch a new foundation that I know will do a lot of good.”

If you would like more information, please contact Kristel Whitty-Ersan at 563.332.8811, Ext. 203, or via e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Santa’s Arrival Kicks Off the Holiday Season at NorthPark and SouthPark Malls PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Aleisha Chiesa   
Monday, 12 November 2012 09:08
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

NorthPark – 11:00 AM, Santa’s Winter Wonderland is in Von Maur Court; Parking is suggested at the Mall Entrance between
JC Penney and Von Maur.

SouthPark – 4:00 PM; Santa’s Winter Wonderland is in DEB Court next to Bath & Body Works. Parking is suggested at the
Mall Entrance between JC Penney and Von Maur.

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Bettendorf Veterans Day Ceremony 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Christian Popp (GySgt, USMC, Ret.)   
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 09:11

2012 VETERANS DAY EVENT

What: Annual Bettendorf Veterans Memorial Veterans Day Ceremony

Where: Bettendorf Veterans Memorial Park, 1645 - 23rd Street, Bettendorf, IA

When: Sunday, November 11, 2012; starts at 2pm

Who: Includes the Veterans Service Organizations of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Vietnam Veterans of America. Also flag detail provided by Patriot Guard Riders, and the Honor Guard / Firing Squad provided by the American Legion Post
154 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9128. Special guests will include the Mayor of Bettendorf and Command Sergeant Major Spenser from the Rock Island Arsenal.

 

 
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