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This week in Downtown Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Association   
Thursday, 01 November 2012 13:59

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jackson Browne performs tonight at the Adler Theatre! Treat yourself to some of the most moving songs in popular music that define an entire genre of songwriting. Don't miss out on the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's Mozart and Beethoven performance Saturday at the Adler, too.

 

 Jorma Kaukonen, founding member the of the legendary Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, will be playing live at River Music Experience Friday!  The Grammy nominee and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will perform his distinct American musical work ranging from dizzying electric guitar to breathtaking solo acoustic songs. Also, head to RME for the free programs including River Prairie Minstrels, RME Guitar Circle,and Blues Cafe.

 

 Let your taste buds take an international journey tonight at RME's second annual International Food and Wine Experience brought to you by QC United. The event features international food pairings prepared by the amazing Chef Sal Cracco and wine lover, Fred Smith.  Looking to incorporate some art with your wine? Try Wine & Art Night at the Figge and enjoy fun art activities with wine, hors d'oeuvres, and great conversation.

 

 Learn more about Rose Frantzen's 27-year journey as a full-time artist and her most recent exhibit at the Figge tonight, Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View. Head back out to the Figge for a special opportunity to see Frantzen paint during her artist demo Saturday where she will demonstrate her alla prima approach applied to her portrait paintings.

 

 If you haven't had the time to see the Posing Beauty in African American Culture exhibit, this weekend is your last chance!  But when one exhibition closes, another opens. Feast your eyes on the best works from The Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum.  While you're at it, take some time to check out the new exhibit at the German American Heritage Center displaying the Grimm Brothers fairy-tales with interactive elements for children.

 

 The Quad City Bottoms Up Burlesque show will return for another performance at Rhythm City Casino on Saturday.  On Friday, River City Six will provide the entertainment at the casino.  Don't forget to stop by the winter market all season long at the Freight House Farmers Market, too.

 

Are you a golfer in need of a place to practice this winter? The indoor golf range at River's Edge is now open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Take time to head over to the ice rink too and try hockey for free this Saturday.

 

See you downtown!

 

This Week's Events: November 1 - November 7


Thursday, November 1

$2,800 Bank It Blackjack Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Registration 5 p.m. Tournament 6 p.m.

Price: $20 entry fee

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Class: Acrylic Painting (Int/Adv)

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: $75/member; $85/non-member

Website

 

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Exhibition Reception and Artist Lecture: Rose Frantzen

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: Opening Reception for Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View at 6:00 p.m. / Artist Lecture at 7:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

Jackson Browne with Special Guest Sara Watkins

Where: Adler Theater

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $46, $56, and $66

Website

 

Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Learn to Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Price:

Website

 

Live Lunch with Nick Vasquez

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Musical Happy Hour Featuring Keith Soko

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

QC United Presents: International Food and Wine Experience

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: $50 per person; $90 per couple; $45 for RME Members

Website

 

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

Website

 

Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Wine & Art

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $15/student; all supplies provided

Website

 

Friday, November 2

An Evening with Jorma Kaukonen

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.

Price: $30 in advance; $35 day of show

Website

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m, and 8:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

High School Drop In Turf/Soccer

Where: River's Edge

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music - Kevin Presbrey

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Melanie Devaney

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Musical Happy Hour with Dave Smith

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

River City 6

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price:

Website

 

Watercolor Class (Beg)

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Price: $65/member; $75/nonmember

Website

 

Saturday, November 3

 

$20,000 Cash is King Drawing

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Artist Demo: Rose Frantzen

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

Website

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

 

Exhibition: 2012 College Invitational

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition Opens: Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Sculpting with Fiber

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Grimm Brothers Fairytale Exhibit

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Kids)

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Iowa @ Indiana Showing

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: TBA

Price: $2 Domestic Drafts, $5 Pretzels or Wings, $2 Beef Tacos

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music - Kevin Presbrey

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Learn to Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Price:

Website

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time:  5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. ; 8:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Quad City Bottoms Up Burlesque Show

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $20 general admission, FREE for superstar members

Website

 

Quad City Symphony Orchestra

Where: Adler Theater

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $10, $23, $32, $42, $53

Website

 

River Prairie Minstrels

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

RME Guitar Circle

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 2:00 p.m. -3 :00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Try Hockey for Free Day

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Sunday, November 4

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Adult Coed Soccer

Where: River's Edge Turf

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.

Website

 

Exhibition Closes: Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

Girls High School Soccer Session 1

Where: River's Edge Turf

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Website

 

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Over 30 Hockey

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

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

Website

 

Tour: Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

 

Monday, November 5

 

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

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

Price: $3 Margaritas and $5 Tacos

Website

 

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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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Tuesday, November 6

 

Acoustic Music Club

Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Blues Cafe

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Class: Figure Drawing

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $12 or less

Website

 

Class: Ikebana

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Price: $50/member; $60/non-member; $13 materials fee/class ($52 materials fee payable to instructor at first class)

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Class: Watercolor (Int/Adv)

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $75/member; $85/non-member

Website

 

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

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

Website

 

It's Firkin Tuesday!

Where: Barrel House 211

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

Price: $3 Burger baskets

Website

 

Men's Soccer Competitive

Where: River's Edge Turf

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Website

 

Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Turkey Ala Free

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: until 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Wednesday, November 7

 

Art Lovers Book Club at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Members only program*

Website

 

Attack of the Casks

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

 

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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Musical Happy Hour with Lojo Russo

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Nifty 50's
Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

Website

 

Quad Cities Go Red for Women Luncheon & Silent Auction

Where: The RiverCenter

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

Website

 

Women's Soccer

Where: River's Edge Turf

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Website

 
Free Thanksgiving Dinner. Please RSVP PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pastor David J. Revelle   
Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:00
Free
Thanksgiving Dinner

Everyone Welcome!

When: Nov. 22/Thanksgiving Day
Where: Christian Center Church
2103 West Third Street
Davenport, IA

Time: Noon-2:00 p.m.

We’ll serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal
with all the fixin’s!

Please call 563-322-2959 to reserve your spot!

 
Rock Island Library Announces Menu for a Flavorful Fundraiser on November 8 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 13:51

With more dining stations and food choices on the menu, book lovers attending the Rock Island Library Foundation’s Food for Thought fundraiser will have plenty of tasty ways to “eat, drink, and support their library” on Nov. 8. Food for Thought runs from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. To set up for the event, the Main Library will close to the public at noon on Nov. 8 and reopen to Food for Thought guests at 5:00 pm.

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Participating chefs Brad Scott, Eudell Watts, III, Eric Hand and Craig Joos, Kyle Verschorre, Martha Cleaveland and Robert Lewis will be offering samples of dishes ranging from starters to desserts. The menu includes:

  • Antipasto station with assorted Cabot Creamery cheeses, warm spinach artichoke dip and garlic dip, assorted olives, vegetables, salami and fresh fruit, Sauté station featuring creamy garlic butter risotto with lagostino and shrimp, both presented by Chef Brad Scott and the Scott Community College culinary arts academy.
  • Mediterranean shrimp and pasta with tomato, olives and garlic from Eric Hand and Chef Craig Joos of the Rock Island HyVee.
  • Bite-size pita with gyro topping, mini-pulled pork sandwich and crostini toast served by Chef Kyle Verschorre, of Doc’s Inn
  • A flavorful and healthy chicken stir-fry prepared by Chef Robert Lewis, the “happy diabetic chef,”
  • Fancy fettucchine with artichokes and chicken, accompanied by creamy mushroom and panzanella bruschettas, served by Eudell Watts, III, of Eudell’s Specialty Foods.
  • Dessert prepared by Chef Martha Cleaveland, Blue Cat Brew Pub.

Food for Thought transforms the historic 1903 library building into a spot for dining, socializing and silent auction bidding. Admission includes wines poured by Thad Miller, craft brew samples from Dan Cleaveland of the Blue Cat Brew Pub, complimentary soft drinks, and musical entertainment by the BHC Jazz Combo and Lee Blackmon.

Guests can bid on 35 books signed by their authors, as well as other unique gift items, including a private home dinner party for four, home pizza party, baskets and packages from local businesses. One-of-a-kind tote and book bags, made by Adventure Orange DIY boutique from retired library banners, will also be included in the silent auction.

The fundraising event helps the Rock Island Public Library Foundation grant requests for special programs and projects that are outside the Rock Island Library’s normal operating budget. Rock Island Library Foundation dollars support special purchases of materials, equipment, beautification projects. Previous Foundation grants have funded the library’s Bookletters service, renovations to the children’s room and self-check machines.

Guests who RSVP in advance receive a preferred admission rate of $30 per person or $50 for a couple. To receive the preferred admission rate, guests should reserve by calling 309-732-7302 by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Without a reservation, walk-in admission is $35 per person. With either rate, admission is payable at the door by cash, check or credit. Donations to the 501c3 Rock Island Library Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Additional support for the event was received by Modern Woodmen of America, Cabot Creamery cheeses, Friendship Manor, and the Printer’s Mark.

For more information, visit the library webpage at www.rockislandlibrary.org or call 309-732-7302.

 
New Zombie Survival Club meeting this Hallowed week! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Monday, 29 October 2012 14:22
On the eve of Halloween….John Deere Middle School Students are learning Zombie Survival Skills


(Moline, IL)  Just in time for Halloween…..  John Deere Middle School has created a “Zombie Survival Club”. Zombie Survival Club is made available through a partnership between Lights ON for Learning 21st Century Community Learning Centers and the Moline Public Library.

The program was created by Jan Laroche, the teen services librarian who has an interest in Zombie movies and recognized the trends in teen literature about zombies.  She says the club will focus on STEM lessons (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in a fun setting.   “Zombie Survival Club is intended to be a lighthearted, activity based program that develops educational skills through a fun after school curriculum.”


Some of the lessons being taught to zombie so they can survive include:
•       Come up with list of essential needs for zombie survival-- water, food, first aid, tools, safe locations, transportation, power/electricity.  Create list for an emergency kit.
•       Discuss types of zombies and spread of infection.
•       Discuss safe drinking water and food supplies. Include how much water is needed, how to find it, and how to make it.
•       Use CDC guidelines to figure out how much water would be needed for a short-term stay.
•       Use math skills to figure out different sizes of bottles and groups of people.
•       Use survival books to discuss how to find safe water in different locations, and discuss purification methods.
•       Discuss food supplies. Include what food to keep on hand in your kit, where to find additional food in both urban and rural settings, and how to grow food.
•       Use calorie guidelines and nutrition information to figure out how long a supply would last. Discuss where food stores might be found and use survival books to identify edible wild plants. Plan a garden for future food supplies. (If necessary, discuss hunting and trapping skills.)
•       Discuss safe locations. Include being prepared to fortify for the short term, ideal locations for immediate retreat, and long-term plans for relocation. Also include discussion about transportation.
•       Discuss power/electricity issues. Include ways to survive without electricity and ways to generate power.
•       Have students research how long electricity would continue after an apocalypse. Make a potato battery and look at plans for a bicycle generator.
•       Discuss power/electricity issues. Include ways to survive without electricity and ways to generate power.
•       Discuss long-term survival plans. Include ways to communicate with other survivors, finding information, and the pros and cons of joining with others.


The John Deere Zombie Survival Club meets every two weeks for one hour (4:15-5:15).

***The media is invited to participate in this week’s club meeting to interview students and teachers****

Who:  John Deere Middle “Lights ON” Students
What:  Zombie Survival Skills class
When:  Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm
Where:  John Deere Middle School Moline
Why:  It’s ghouly fun…and the students learn science, technology, engineering and math skills

 
Nov 1st. 2012 "The Nature of Developing your Creativity" by Glorie Iaccarino. I.S.E PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 29 October 2012 14:16
November 1st.  2012.    7.00 p.m.
Independent Scholars' Evenings :

“ The Nature of Developing your Creativity.”
By
Glorie Iaccarino

Glorie Iaccarino will talk about traditional methods as well as how Nature can
enhance development of Creativity. She will discuss how Creativity comes in many
different forms, lifestyles and thought processes, all of  which develop
creativity. Particular activities, daily tasks to increase the awareness of your
creativity and how to nurture the creative spirit through connection to nature
will be shared.


About the Presenter:
Glorie Iaccarino is a Quad Cities area artist and educator who has spent over
twenty years advocating, creating and promoting art as a way to educate and
enlighten the community. She is currently the director of  Eco Arts Council of
the Quad Cities and formerly was the director of  The Quad City Girl Power!
Club. She has provided programs such as “ Celebration of  Woman”, “The Mobile
Art Clinic”, and served as a contributing editor with an Eco page with Families
First Magazine as well as co-host educator with the “Art with Mr. I” art lesson
series on WQPT. From public school classrooms, local libraries and area
non-profit youth serving organizations, Glorie Iaccarino shares her love,
passion and respect for art as a way of living, while promoting the philosophy
that there is “ Art from Life and Life from Art”

Independent Scholars Evenings
are at
The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.
Second floor of The Moline Club building .
Above the Phoenix and Fannie May corner.
1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.
light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
Please join in.  Free and open to the public.
doors open at 6.30
Dress Code: Business Casual.
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.www.qcinstitute.org www.atthephoenix.com
www.themolinecommercialclub.com

 
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