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Christmas stories at the GAHC! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Monday, 08 October 2012 14:41
Davenport, IA- The German American Heritage Center will be hosting Rochelle Pennington as she presents two Christmas themed programs on Saturday, October 27th at 10am and one at 2pm.

Rochelle will start off our two month long holiday celebration at 10am with her talk on the Christmas Truce of WWI. The Christmas Truce was a series of widespread unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914, during World War I. Parties of German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and sing Silent Night between their trenches. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, many soldiers from both sides ventured into a “no man's land,” where they mingled, exchanging food and souvenirs.

At 2pm Rochelle will return to tell the heartwarming tale of the Christmas Schooner, the famous ship that brought Christmas trees to German immigrant families in Chicago. This year is the 100th anniversary of its last voyage before its mysterious wreck.

Rochelle Pennington is an award winning author; her presentations will be $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 for children and free for members per session. GAHC is located at the foot of the Centennial Bridge at 712 W 2nd St. Davenport, IA. Call 563-322-8844 for more information or visit www.gahc.org.

Events in October for the LeClaire Community Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Cournoyer   
Monday, 08 October 2012 09:18
Public is invited to Friends of the LeClaire Community Library Events in LeClaire, Iowa
The Friends of the LeClaire Community Library will have its Semi-Annual Book Sale Friday, October 12th from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. and Saturday, October 13th 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. with a $1 “Grab Bag” beginning at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday. We will offer hardcover and paperback books, music CDs and books on CD, DVDs, video games, and jigsaw puzzles.  If you would like to donate materials to our on-going book sale, please see our Donation Policy on our website www.leclairelibrary.org.
On Monday, October 22nd from 6:00-7:00 P.M., the Friends of the LeClaire Community Library will host a free program featuring Blues Guitarist & Historian Scott Ainslie, a master of traditional blues guitar styles, drawing on the styles of Blues legends Robert Johnson & Muddy Walters. Scott is a noted performer and scholar with more than a decade of experience teaching elements of African and African-American music to students of all ages, both in the classroom and from the stage. Presented by the Mississippi Valley Blues Society. Refreshments will be served and the Friends of the Library will be holding a membership drive. For more information visit www.leclairelibrary.org

Night at the Shelter – Sleep Out PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Humility of Mary Shelter   
Friday, 05 October 2012 14:20

Davenport, IA – Have you ever wanted to sleep outside under the stars at the local baseball field?? Well here is your chance - spend the night at Modern Woodmen Park – home of the QC River Bandits on Friday, October 19th by going to the website www.humilityofmaryshelter.com and print off your Night at the Shelter – Sleep Out Donation Detail packet. Simply ask everyone you know "Will you support me and my effort to help the homeless?" No amount is too small and a $10 donation will support one bed for one night. The top THREE fundraisers in each category will receive a prize and have their name printed on the back of next year's Sleep Out shirt. Participate in the Build Your Own Shelter contest and then stay the night in what you build. Activities throughout the evening will include music, a performance by ComedySportz, a Poverty Simulation, special activities and the Build Your Own Shelter contest.

The purpose for this event is to bring awareness to homelessness in the Quad City Area and raise funds for Humility of Mary Shelter (HMSI). HMSI took over the shelter in September 2008 when it was at high risk of closing. The community's overwhelming support played a vital role in the development of HMSI and it is this support that will ensure the continuation of shelter services to the homeless men and women in the Quad City Area well into the future.

Humility of Mary can be reached at (563) 322-8065 or by visiting www.humilityofmaryshelter.com

Feed the Celebration! The Holiday Train is Returning! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rick Martin   
Friday, 05 October 2012 09:19
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is coming to Davenport and will stop here on Thursday, December 6th at 2pm at the Florian Keen parking lot (Western Ave @ West River Drive - by Modern Woodman Park).

That afternoon, the community will rally together and collect food and funds for Churches United’s 24 food pantries and enjoy a special holiday experience right here in the Quad Cities! The train will stop in Davenport for an approximate 45 minute performance.

Admission is a food or cash donation. There will be a drive through area to drop off food and cash donations and see the decorated train.

Here’s some information:
* The Holiday Train is 1,000 feet in length with 14 decorated rail cars including a modified box car that’s been turned into a traveling stage for performers. Canadian recording artist Shaun Verreault of “Wide Mouth Mason” and Juno award-winning singer Melanie Doane will be the musical headliners on the US Holiday Train keeping the community warm with well known holiday tunes.
* Since 1999, the CP Holiday Train program has generated over 1000 tons of food donations and raised over $4 million for food programs.

7th Annual Classic Car Cruise PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Peppers   
Friday, 05 October 2012 07:24

Come join us for the 7th annual Classic Car Cruise hosted by Sergeant Peppers Auto Shop and benefiting Toys For Tots on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

The party starts at 3pm in the Northpark Mall parking lot by Sears and JC Penney's. A police-escorted continuous cruise will begin at 4:30pm and cruise down Welcome Way to 3rd Street, then back up Brady Street to the mall.  District 15 motorcycles will be positioned along the route.  Get out your lawn chairs and watch the classics drive by.

Please bring an unwrapped toy and help fill the Santamobile.  U.S. Marines will be on hand to collect the toys.  Door prizes.  50/50 raffle.  Food available from Hy-Vee.  Music provided by 3D Sound D.J. Dave Palmer.

And then join them on Sunday, October 7th and watch the parade of District 15 motorcycles as they make their annual Toys For Tots trek beginning at 1pm from the West Kimberly Wal-Mart, down Division Street, across 3rd Street, up Brady Street and then across Kimberly  Road to Hobby Lobby.

We request that these events remain alcohol-free.  Thank you for your support.

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