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Written by Cathie Rochau   
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 15:25

June 18, 2013

Moline/Quad Cities Allegiant is kicking off their national Dodge High Fares campaign, focused on providing great deals to top vacation destinations. To accompany this theme, the Quad City International Airport is hosting a dodgeball tournament which will benefit three local charities- Honor Flight of the Quad Cities, New Kingdom Trailriders, and the Quad Cities Sports Commission.  The event will be held Friday, July 19th, 2013, at Augustana’s Pepsico Rec Center, 30th Street, Rock Island, IL. The event will take place from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Teams should gather for rules and instructions at 5:15 p.m.

"The dodgeball tournaments will give us the opportunity to interact with the residents of our communities and educate them about just how much they save when booking with Allegiant," said Rich Winiarski, Allegiant Travel Company Vice President of Marketing.

Quad City International Airport Marketing Representative Cathie Rochau says, “We are so excited to be putting on this charitable dodgeball tournament.  We are receiving guidance from the National Dodgeball League, and even have “official” dodgeballs in hand. We are ensuring that 100% of the registration fees collected will go back to the three charities that are participating. The winning team decides which charity will receive 50% of the entry fees collected, while the other two teams will pass along the remaining half of the entry fees received (25% each) to the other two charities,” Rochau said.. “It’s important to note that the first three teams that place also receive a cash team prize- $500 for 1st, $250 for second, and $150 for 3rd. This provides great incentive to come out and have fun. The tournament will be considered a success if we have anywhere from 15-25 teams, in order to benefit the charities involved,” she adds.

Interested parties can read team rules and register at www.qcairport.com/dodgeball. Registration for the local tournament is open through Friday, July 12th, at 12 noon.

In addition to offering great opportunities to Dodge High Fares to four nonstop cities from the Quad Cities (Las Vegas, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix-Mesa and St. Petersburg/Clearwater) Allegiant is giving away a free round trip ticket each week through August at their special website, www.dodgehighfares.com.   ###

The 5th Annual Holiday Hat Bash PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Arp   
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:26

Party with a Purpose Provides Holiday Food Baskets & Gifts for Quad Cities Seniors


The 5th Annual Holiday Hat Bash will be held on:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

5:30-9 p.m.

CASI 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA


The Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI) is pleased to announce that Ruhl&Ruhl REALTORS is joining forces with CASI to present the 5th Annual Holiday Hat Bash which raises funds to make the holidays special for Quad Cities Seniors, by providing food baskets and gifts.

“Ruhl&Ruhl REALTORS has over 150 years of community involvement history within our local cities and region. We are thrilled that they have agreed to be our presenting sponsor for the 5th Annual Holiday Hat Bash. We are confident that with their support our goal of helping seniors in need will reach new heights.” said Tom Bahls, CEO/ President of CASI.

"We have so many Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors agents and staff who are committed volunteers for CASI and the Hat Bash that it is a perfect fit for us to sponsor this event." Caroline Ruhl, President of Ruhl&Ruhl REALTORS.

“The Hat Bash Steering Committee already has the ball rolling planning for this year’s event. We are hoping to make this year’s event even bigger.” said Pat Johnson, Hat Bash Committee Chair

If you are interested in donating a raffle item towards this great cause, please contact Pat Johnson at 563-370-2962.

We can’t wait to see you and your hat on November 21, 2013 at the 5th Annual Holiday Hat Bash presented by Ruhl&Ruhl REALTORS.

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June 20th. 2013 " Windtalkers" movie by John Woo on the Navajo language unbreakable code PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 17 June 2013 14:30

June 20th. 2013 " Windtalkers" movie by John Woo
7:00 p.m.

Having earned Hollywood's respect with blockbusters like Face/Off and Mission: Impossible 2, Hong Kong action master John Woo lends his signature style to serious World War II action in "Windtalkers".
Recognizing the long-forgotten contribution of Navajo "code talkers," whose use of an unbreakable Navajo-language radio code was instrumental in defeating the Japanese, the film serves as an admirable tribute to those Native American heroes.

Free and open to the public.
This Thursday June 20th.. 2013 Independent Scholars' Evenings event will be held at:

The  Phoenix Fine Art Gallery

1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.

Free and open to the public.

Dress code: business casual.

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.  Handicapped entrance is on 16th. Street. Please call for us to open the door,

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

Davenport Rotary to Raise Funds for Local Charities at the Quad Cities’ Inaugural WingFest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rick Best   
Friday, 14 June 2013 13:56
The Davenport Rotary Club’s Inaugural WingFest will be held June 22, from 11 am - 5 pm, at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. “This celebration of the popular chicken wing appetizers, or Buffalo wings, will be a first for the Quad Cities,” according to club president Cheryl Goodwin, “and the proceeds will be distributed to local charities through our club’s annual granting process.”
Six area vendors will compete for the recognition of “Best Quad City Wings” at the event. Vendors confirmed as of press time are Buffalo Wild Wings, Famous Dave’s, Hooters, Thunder Bay, Rivals Sports Bar & Grill, and Rusty Nail Bar & Grill.
Admission to the event includes two wings from each of the vendors (additional wings can be purchased), live entertainment, a Kid’s Zone, and a live remote by Dwyer and Michaels from 97X. Beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
The Rotary WingFest Kid’s Zone will feature attractions by Jumpin Joey’s to include:  The Baseball Game, Basketball Game, an Inflatable Slide and Obstacle Course.   In addition the Davenport Police & Fire Departments will be on hand with a Swat Team Truck and Mobile Playground.  The Red Cross will also provide interactive activities for the children. Kid’s food will be available for purchase.
Entertainment schedule:
11 am: Jim Ryan of the Gray Wolf Band
Noon - 2 pm: Live remote with Dwyer and Michaels
1:15 pm: Dan Hubbard and the Humadors
2:30 pm: Borrowed Time
4:00 pm: Tony Hoeppner
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. No charge for children 12 and under. Ticket sales are limited, and tickets can be purchased at area Walgreen stores. All proceeds go into the club’s charitable giving fund.
Sponsors of the event are: Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Iowa American Water, Rythym City Casino, Thunder Bay, Bush Construction, Lederman Bonding Company, MidAmerican Energy, Molyneaux Insurance, Seiffert Lumber Company, Shive-Hattery, Inc., Townsend Engineering, Walgreens, Zimmerman Honda, and First National Bank.

LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 6/14/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 14 June 2013 10:09


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. No cost.

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 Monday, June 17 thru Thursday, June 20: 5:30 pm to 8 pm - dinner, crafts, worship, music and recreation; ages 4 years to 11 years; cost $10; please call 563-381-7777 to pre-register; Theme: Living Waters

June 17th – Economic Development Meeting postponed at this time.

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 24th - Le Claire Library is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10:00am-2:00pm.  For an appointment please direct donors to call 289-6002.

June 25th – First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire - Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia What to do and say, what to not to do and say, living with and helping family and friends, with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Dessert and coffee at 1:30, program and discussion to follow. No cost; please call 563-381-7777 to pre-register.

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 13th – Trivia Night – LeClaire Civic Center hosted by LeFirst Presbyterian Church of LeClaire. Doors open at 6:30; game starts at 7 pm. Cost $10 per person; call 563-381-7777 to pre-register individuals or a table. We are raising money for the Hurricane Sandy Victims. Bring your own snacks and drinks or purchase something there. 


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 a.m. 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)


July 18th – First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire - Funeral Planning At the time of death, decisions can be difficult. This program will help you plan your own funeral or help you think about decisions when planning another’s funeral. Lunch at 11:30, program and discussion to follow. No cost; please call 563-381-7777 to pre-register.



First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire FREE LUNCH at the Civic Center, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Third Tuesday of the month: June 18, July 16, August 20: Come to eat and stay for the conversation! 

LeClaire Antiques is hosting an on going Plant Sale benefiting LeClaire Parks. Go by and see the beautiful plants for sale – great prices!

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 @

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!

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




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


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:

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 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!

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