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Flood Update & This Week in Downtown Davenport: 4/18 - 4/24 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 19 April 2013 14:00
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Hello!
As you've likely heard by now, the Mississippi has gone from low to overflowing and some of River Drive is now closed for flood protection.  The good news?  Our downtown businesses will remain open and accessible thanks to the amazing crew at Public Works! Visit the City website or QC-Times for flood updates, check out this handy detour map, and stay tuned to our own Downtown Facebook Page for more news as it develops.  Now, on to the events!
victor wooten
After jamming with artists such as Dave Matthew Band, Prince, and his own Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, five-time Grammy winner Victor Wooten is taking his talents to River Music Experience! Voted one of the "Top Ten Bassists of All Time" by Rolling Stone, RME's Third Sunday Jazz Performance and Workshop featuring Victor Wooten is not to be missed! Be sure to check out Cosby SweaterKris Lager Band, and Euforquestra this week at RME, too.
Record Store Day
Grab limited edition vinyl, listen to FREE live music, and take advantage of great deals during Record Store Day at Ragged Records on Saturday!  The event also doubles as the Hello Quad Cities Vol. Two Release Party!  Before you go, start Earth Day early with the Freight house Farmers Market by participating in Earth Day EGGstravaganza where your kids can have a little fun finding treat filled eggs from various vendors.
food hub
Sample local beer and food during the Quad Cities Food Hub's "Celebrating Growing Open House" tonight! Learn about new projects including a virtual online market and a  variety of initiatives ranging from commercial kitchens to a new grocery store.
rock of agesFive time 2009 Tony nominee, Rock of Ages, an arena-rock love story told through the hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, and more, makes it's way to the Adler Theater Wednesday! Don't miss this show about dreaming big, playing loud, and partying on to the greatest songs of the '80s.  Don't miss out on the touching and spine-tingling masterpiece, Cinderella, presented by the Ballet Quad Cities on Saturday as well.
katie wolf Leading an intriguing career mix as a soloist, recording artist, chamber musician, orchestral leader, and associate professor of music at the University of Iowa, violinist Katie Wolfe will impress tonight at the Figge! While at the museum, enjoy a musical tour of artworks during Thursdays at the Figge: The Sound of Art. For those high school art students looking for college-level experience and portfolio preparation, be sure to drop off your portfolio for the Figge's Summer Drawing Program.
family groove company One of Chicago's finest bands returns to the River Music Experience once more this Saturday! Family Groove Company is always a good time and we're sure this visit will be no different.  Head out Tuesday to RME as well to check out a scholar-led viewing and discussion of America's Music Series: "Broadway- Tin Pant Alley" Film.
tea time Looking for an afternoon of fun? Once Upon a Tea Tyme at the German American Heritage Center will take place during their Victorian Bridal Tea event. Learn about Victorian tea traditions and customs over tea and a lavish buffet of sweet and savory treats. Feel free to dress up or simply come as you are!
mother's day As Mother's Day gets closer, be sure to stay tuned for news about our annual promotions featuring great downtown deals and ideas for Mom! If you're trying to get a head start on the holiday, check out The Ruby Slipper's April Mother's Day Deal; you could win a $250 gift card!

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This Week's Events: April 18 - April 24


Thursday, April 18

"Celebrate Growing" Open House

Where: Food Hub Market

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

Price: $15

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Class: Faux Finishing on Furniture

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $55/member; $65/non-member; $25 materials fee payable to instructor

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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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Cosby Sweater

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 7:30 p.m. / Show 8:30 p.m.

Price: $6

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German for Travelers Language Classes

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Price: $40/member; $50/non-member

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Jazz Jam with The North Scott Jazz Combo

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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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  Keith Soko

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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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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Thursdays at the Figge: The Sound of Art

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 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

Stick around for live music by Kilborn Alley Blues Band

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Violinist Katie Wolfe
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Friday, April 19

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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BroadBAND
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
Class: Architectural Watercolor
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Price: $65/member; $75/non-member
Kris Lager Band
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price: $8
Live Lunch with Mo Carter
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Summer Drawing Program Portfolio Drop-off
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price: $175/student; limited to 15 students

Saturday, April 20

 

Ballet Quad Cities presents Cinderella

Where: the Adler Theater

Time: 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Price: $12, $17, $27, & $35

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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

 

BroadBAND

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

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EGGstravaganza

Where: Freight House Farmers Market

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Exhibition: Marking Territory

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: University of Iowa Faculty Biennial

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: The Photography of Bradley W. Schaupp

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Price: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (5-17) $3, FREE for members and children under 5

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Exhibition: Vintage Vows and Veils

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Price: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (5-17) $3, FREE for members and children under 5

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Exhibition Opens: Young Artists at the Figge - Geneseo

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Family Groove Company

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

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

Price: $10

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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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Kidz Days at RME featuring Paul Cioe & The Hound Dogs
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Price: $5 for parent, accompanied children FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Power Hour Hot Seat

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

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Record Store Day 2013 & Hello Quad Cities Volume Two Release
Where: Ragged Records
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Summer Drawing Program Portfolio Drop-off

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $175/student; limited to 15 students

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Sunday, April 21

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bix Bistro

Where: Blackhawk Hotel

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Price: Adults - $17.95 and Kids - $8.95

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Sunday Live Jazz: Terry Hanson Ensemble

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

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Third Sunday Jazz Performance and Workshop featuring Victor Wooten

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Workshop 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.

Price: Workshop: $5 in adv., $7 at the door; Concert: $25

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Tour: Marking Territory

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

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Victorian Bridal Tea Tradition

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: $10/member; $15/non-member

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Monday, April 22

 

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

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

Price: $3 Margaritas and $5 Tacos

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Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Tuesday, April 23


Acoustic Music Club
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

America's Music Series: "Broadway- Tin Pan Alley" Film
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

Class: The Art of Drawing- Lines and Colors and Shapes
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $65/member; $75/non-member

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Freight House Farmers Market
Where: Freight House Building and Parking Lot
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: FREE

 

It's Firkin Tuesday!

Where: Barrel House 211

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

Price: $3 Burger Baskets

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Mandolin Junction
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Wednesday, April 24

 

Attack of the Casks

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 5:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Euforquestra
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.
Price: $8

Midday Moolah Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: 100 points per entry; 10 entries max per guest

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Nifty 50's
Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Rock of Ages

Where: The Adler Theater

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $39.50, $49.50, & 59.50

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Rock Island Library Offers Free Shred Day on Thursday, April 25 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Friday, 19 April 2013 13:28

Rock Island, IL: In the minute it takes you to read this sentence, 19 people will fall victim to identity theft, according to Trans Union credit bureau. To help you keep your personal information private, the Rock Island Public Library will offer a free Community Shred Day next week.

The 6th annual drive-up and drop-off event on Thursday, April 25 runs from 3:30 to 5:30 pm outside the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. Participants should pull up along the south side of the library, entering from 20th Street onto the one-way alley. Representatives from Document Destruction and Recycling Services will be on hand to take custody of documents. All materials will be secured in locked bins and shredded in bulk under monitored conditions at the DDRS plant in Davenport. The service is free and open to anyone, regardless of library affiliation or city of residence.

The Rock Island Library collected 5,192 pounds of paper at its 2012 Shred Day event. Additional library Shred Days are available at the Davenport Fairmount Branch Library on Saturday, April 20, Bettendorf Public Library on April 24 and Moline Public Library on April 27. The projects are part of Money Smart Week Quad Cities. For additional events, please visit www.moneysmartweek.org.

Document Destruction and Recycling Services, an affiliate of City Carton Recycling, has provided confidential materials destruction services since February 1996.

For more news about Rock Island Public Library events, visit www.rockislandlibrary.org, call 309-732-7323 (READ) or follow the Rock Island Library on Facebook and Twitter. A monthly calendar of library events is available online and at Rock Island Library locations.

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Niabi Zoo Announces Party for the Planet Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marc Heinzman   
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:18
Coal Valley, IL – April 17, 2013 – Niabi Zoo announced today that it will be holding its annual Earth Day celebration, Party for the Planet, on Sunday, April 21. The event, which will be held from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Zoo, will feature a variety of activities and information to help both kids and adults alike learn how they can make every day Earth Day.

This year’s Party for the Planet theme is “Habitats at Home,” and the event will focus on the many ways in which Quad City residents can help the countless wildlife habitats that surround them on a daily basis. Niabi Zoo will be distributing 150 conifer tree saplings for attendees to take home and plant, as well as 250 limited edition Niabi Zoo 50th Anniversary reusable grocery bags. The reusable bags can be used in place of disposable plastic bags which frequently end up in landfills. Zoo guests will also learn what they can do in their own backyards to create and sustain vital habitats for native wildlife.

Niabi Zoo will also be supporting the conservation of Monarch butterflies in a variety of ways. Zoo staff and volunteers will be distributing seeds from the milkweed plant, which is vital for the growth and development of Monarch butterflies. Event attendees will also have a chance to learn about the amazing Annual Great Migration of Monarch butterflies, in which millions of these beautiful creatures travel thousands of miles. Researchers have been tagging and tracking these butterflies in order to learn more about their incredible journey.

Niabi Zoo will be open from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Regular admission rates will apply.

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REP. SMIDDY HOSTING COMMUNITY ELECTRONICS RECYCLING, SHRED DAY PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rep. Mike Smiddy   
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:19
PORT BYRON, IL – To help protect local residents and business owners from identity theft, state Rep. Mike Smiddy (D-Hillsdale) is hosting a free community shred day and electronics recycling drive on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds located at 4200 Archer Dr. in East Moline.

“Properly destroying documents that contain personal information is a smart way to protect against identity theft,” said Smiddy. “Aside from the inconvenience, identity theft can threaten the financial security of an entire family. This community shred event makes it easy to get rid of these documents safely to help prevent any unwanted invasion of privacy.”

Residents can bring old bank statements, tax returns, pay stubs, receipts, credit card applications, old bills and other documents that contain sensitive personal information to be safely shredded and disposed. All documents should be free of paperclips, staples and other bindings.

Electronics recycling is available courtesy of the Rock Island County Waste Management Agency and Bi-State Regional Commission. Most electronic items are accepted, but residents should not bring household appliances, curling irons, terminals or batteries. All items should have any batteries removed before being recycled.

“I encourage area residents to take advantage of this free service,” Smiddy said.

For more information, contact Smiddy’s office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (309) 848-9098, or toll free at (855) 243-4988.

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A NIGHT OF TRIVIA TO BENEFIT HOMELESS CHILDREN PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sister Mary Ann Vogel, CHM   
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 15:02
The Development Committee of Humility of Mary Housing invites everyone to an evening of trivia games, a chance to bid on some exciting silent auction items and, above all to help homeless children have a brighter future. Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. is a supportive housing program for single parent families who have experienced homelessness.

The games start at 7 pm, Friday, April 26, at the Golden Leaf, 2903 E. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, doors open at 6 pm.

All trivia fans and potential trivia fans, come, join in the fun. Bring your team of eight or join others to form full teams. Ticket price is $10 per person. Bring your own snacks, but please, no beverages—a full cash bar is available.

Call 563-326-1330 to make your reservation NOW.

Silent auction baskets include: Happy Joe’s One pizza/month for a year; Mississippi River Distilling Company; Lilac Hill photography session; John Deere Battery-Operated Ground Force 12 volt tractor with trailer; Best Western Plus Steeple Gate one night’s stay in either Davenport or Dubuque; four tickets to the Iowa-Missouri football game September 7; gift cards to Steventons and Blue Iguana in LeClaire;

 
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