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Blues Festival Advance Tickets On Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MVBS   
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 07:32

Now through June 30

Get tickets for the 2013 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in advance and save some money!  Tickets for the three-day event, July 4-6 at Davenport’s LeClaire Park, are $20 per day at the gate.  But through June 30, you can get advance tickets for $15.50 per day at Hy-Vee stores in the Quad Cities, Clinton, and Muscatine.

And, for the first time ever, advance tickets will be available online ($15 plus a service fee), through PayPal at the MVBS website:  www.mvbs.org.  Just go to the Festival tab.

Advance $15 tickets are also available at The Muddy Waters in Bettendorf, Rascals in Moline, Martini’s on the Rock in Rock Island, and at the Blues Society office in Davenport (call first: 563-32-BLUES).

Teen Events at Rock Island Library Go Beneath the Surface for Free Summer Fun PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 07:23
Rock Island Library teen reading programs and free events are following the “Beneath the Surface” summer reading theme, so there’s plenty of treasure hunting, zombies and even a little “cake archeology” to dig into for teens ages 12 to 18.
The teen program officially kicks off Friday, June 7 with a free “Teen Feature,” which includes a classic movie, free popcorn, and the chance to both pick up the teen reading bingo card entry and cross off a square for attending a teen library program. The event takes place from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island.  Additional free events for teens this month include a:
  • Library Treasure Hunt from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 13 at the Main Library, 401 19th Street. Teens will follow a trail of clues to uncover treasure and win prizes.
  • Teen Iron Chef contest from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 18 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road, Rock Island. Working with a stack of ingredients, teens will whip up a culinary masterpiece to become the library’s next prize-winning chef.
  • Teen Gaming Night from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 20 at the Main Library, 401 19th Street. Teens can play Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii and board games.
  • Zombie Night, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 27, at the Main Library, 401 19th St. Dig into your chance to survive the zombie invasion by learning how to create a Zombie Preparedness Plan, apply zombie make-up for either camouflage or fun and enjoy a classic zombie movie and snacks.
·         Cake Archeology program, from noon to 1:00 pm on Tuesday, July 2 at the Southwest Branch. Archeology is in layers, and so are cakes! Teens will learn some simple cake decorating techniques and build their own creations.
All teen events are for ages 12 to 18 and are free.
For more teen programs in July, visit http://www.rockislandlibrary.org/page/summer-your-library or pick up brochures and event calendars at 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.

Moline Library Press Release PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jan LaRoche   
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 13:16
Gaming Unplugged

Drop in to the Moline Public Library on Thursday, June 13 between 2:00 and 4:00 to play board and card games. Choose from our selection or bring your own. This program is open to young adults ages 11-18. No registration required. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com.

Around the World in 80 Bites

Young adults ages 11-18 are invited to the Moline Public Library on Wednesday, June 19 at 2:00 to taste a sample of food from several local ethnic restaurants. Enjoy food from Italy, Mexico, Vietnam, China, Greece, and more! Registration is required. Call 309-524-2470 to sign up.  For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com.

June 6th. 2013 " Does Six Sigma Work?" I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 13:10
June 6th. 2013 :  7.00 p.m.
Does Six Sigma work?

Reviewing management principals  of Six Sigma.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s Six Sigma was the new method: "Transforming the way we work" : Six-Sigma was the new  customer-centered, profit-driven, defect-reduction,  people-power, process-power method of American business as publicized by management gurus and consultants to American business, and subsequently, to world business.
Did it work?
Do we continue this method or do we transform it to the next level? If so, what will this new level be?
( If you are unaware of the principals of six sigma, basic information principals will be provided)
Open discussion:
Free and open to the public.
This Thursday June 6th. 2013  evening:  Independent Scholars' Evenings:
The Phoenix Fine Art Gallery
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.
7.00 p.m
309-762-8547 for the Moline Club
309-762-9202 for The Institute.
light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
doors open at 6.30. Please use the 5th Ave entrance.  The event will be held in the Dragon Gallery next to The Phoenix.
Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at state and federal level since 1996

Volunteers Needed for Blues Festival PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MVBS   
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 12:58

The 29th annual Mississippi Valley Blues Festival is coming up July 4 through 6 at Davenport's LeClaire Park.  Volunteers are still needed for all shifts July 3 through 7, including admission gate, beer tent, set up and tear down, and backstage hospitality.  Over 200 volunteers are needed.

Volunteers receive free admission to the Blues Festival as well as a souvenir festival t-shirt.  Priority is given to Mississippi Valley Blues Society members.  "Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Blues Festival," says Patty Britt, volunteer coordinator.  "The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival is the only major blues festival in the nation that's produced by a volunteer organization, the MVBS.  We rely on volunteers to help with all aspects of the festival."

To register, go to www.mvbs.org and click on BluesFest, then Volunteers.  That will take you to the registration page.  Or call the Blues Society office at 563-32-BLUES.

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