April 5th – First Friday in LeClaire! 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Food and Beverage Samples at Mississippi River Distilling Company www.mrdistilling.com 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Wine samples at Wide River Winery www.wideriverwinery.com
Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium will be open late – go in for a free red velvet cupcake!
Razzleberries will be open late. 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.
Other shops and restaurants will be open late!
April 6th – Zion Lutheran Church, Princeton Announces – One Show Only! Benefit Performance of "Johnny Cash and the Sun Rocket Railway: A Tribute to the Music of Sun Records 7:00 P.M. Enjoy AJ Haut performing the songs of Johnny Cash, as well as Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley accompanied by Tristan Tapscott and Kyle Jecklin. Tickets: $10 each, available at the door. Princeton Community Center, 428 S. River Dr. Princeton, Iowa. Doors open at 6:30 PM
April 11th - LeClaire Progressive Restaurant Walk for QC Pride. $40 per person; limited number of tickets available. Progressive event includes the following LeClaire favorites: Crane & Pelican, Steventon’s, Blue Iguana, and Mississippi River Distilling Company with food at each location. Drawings for fabulous gifts from the merchants of LeClaire. Contact Mandy Harvey at The Crane & Pelican to make reservations, 563-289-8774. Paid reservations will be accepted until April 1st.
April 13th – Zion Lutheran Church hosting Benefit for Norman Sawyer at Princeton, Iowa Fire Station Princeton. Dinner from 4:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M.. Live auction and entertainment to follow. Tickets are available at Iowa locations of the Blackhawk Bank and Trust. The cost is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 6 to 12 years old (5 and under free. life-long resident of Scott County, Norman has led an active farmer’s life raising beef cattle. Sawyer Beef is a staple at Davenport’s Farmer’s Freight House Market. The family is actively involved in Zion Lutheran Church and the community of Princeton. Norman graduated from North Scott in 1964 and Iowa State University in 1968. He then served in the U. S. Navy. On April 19, 2012, Norman broke his neck in a farm accident. He was airlifted to a neuro-trauma hospital in Rockford, Illinois. In critical condition, Norman was paralyzed, on a ventilator and unable to speak or swallow. He had three surgeries to stabilize his neck. Norman spent six months undergoing intensive rehabilitation at the Minneapolis VA Spinal Cord Injury Center. After a year of rehabilitation and recovery, Norman is finally returning to the family farm. However, their home requires extensive renovations to be handicapped accessible: ramps, wheelchair lift, handicapped bathroom, ceiling lift, etc. The purpose of the benefit is to raise funds to help defray the cost of the renovations to the Sawyer home. Please join us on April 13 at the Princeton Fire Department. Help us to help the Sawyer family .·www.facebook.com/NormanSawyerRoadToRecovery
April 15th - Economic Development Meeting – Great River Financial - 8 a.m.
Save the Date
May 3rd - First Friday, 5:30 - 8:00pm, Downtown LeClaire.
May 17th-18th - French Market Days, 10:00am - 4:00pm LeClaire Passport Collecting - Pick up a LeClaire Passport from participating stores and the LeClaire Information Center. Each store will offer a different French stamp. A completed passport will qualify for one entry for a free drawing at the LeClaire Information Center (122 North Cody Road). Shoppers can collect stamps May 17th and 18th only. Other activities include a Jewelry Making Class, Wine Garden Event, Terrarium Class, Afternoon Tea, Glass Garden Crafts, Fashion Plate Pet Contest, Rue de Marche - Vendors on the Alley - furniture, crafters, antiques, Tour de LeClaire - Big Wheel races, Special Exhibit about Antoine LeClaire at the Buffalo Bill Museum, Parasol Art Contest, Plant Exchange, Library Book Sale, Build the Eiffel Tower and Market Bag Classes at Reusable Usables Creative Arts Center, and much more! *Activities subject to Change.
Wide River Winery is in their new location at 106 No. Cody Road. Go in and enjoy a wine tasting and the beautiful new decor!
Grace Marine and Captain’s Quarters, a 3rd Generation Family Tradition boat dealer. We specialize in Crownline, Skeeter, Alumacraft, Manitou, Yamaha, and Mercury. We not only sell boats, but we also buy boats and repair boats. We now offer Pontoon, and Jet Ski rentals. We can be found at www.gracemarine.com, and also on Facebook.
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(ext 1135) or email Cindy Bruhn, Tourism Manager, at
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! The Buffalo Bill Museum offers admission discounts for group tours! School groups, 4-H, fraternal and civic clubs, family reunions, etc. Call 563-289-4603 for more information and schedule a guided tour! Reservations are required and can be made months in advance!
Friends of the LeClaire Community Library is planning an Open House on Monday, July 1st to celebrate our 9th anniversary! Details are forthcoming!
Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!
April 9 - Wide River Winery - postponed at this time!
May 14 - Great River Financial – after hours
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 - Faithful Pilot - after hours -5-8pm
December 10 - Happy Joes - lunch -noon
January 14, 2014 - Sneaky Pete's - 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:
April 6 - LeClaire Little League
May 4 - LeClaire Lions
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
May 5 - Cinco de Mayo
May 17-18 - French Market Days
June 7-8 - LeClaire Garage Sale Days
June 21-22 - Girls’ Getaway Weekend – Details to come!!
July 1 – Friends of LeClaire – Library Open House
Summer - City-Wide Water Explosion (Hollyhock Park)
Summer - Bike Parade & Decorating
August 8-10 - Tug Fest – www.tugfest.com
October 6 – Dogtoberfest (rain date – Oct. 13)
October 13 - Apple Fest
October 24 - Hallowine
October 26 - Witches’ Walk
December 6-8 - Christmas in LeClaire
www.LeClaireChamber.com and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!