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4th Annual QCI Fundraising Breakfast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QC Interfaith   
Friday, 02 November 2012 07:04

Reserve your place at this year's 4th Annual QCI Fundraising Breakfast

"Honoring Our Founders, Embracing Our Future"


Join Quad Cities Interfaith on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 for QC Interfaith's 4th Annual Fundraising Breakfast at the St. Ambrose Rogalski Center from 7:30am - 8:30am. This year's theme is "Honoring our Founders and Embracing Our Future" Reserve your seat or table of 8 for your congregation. There is no cost for the breakfast, but this is a fundraising event, and there will be an ask for individuals to support our work. As you know, funding for the work we do always difficult to come by and the more sustained individual donors we have, the stronger we become. This is a meaningful one hour event- short but powerful!

This year's theme is to highlight our work ,but to reflect on how this organization came to be and to
honor four of the leaders who helped create QCI in 1986. This year's leaders to be honored or remembered are:

Reverend Ken Kuenning, Pastor Emeritus, Church of Peace in Rock Island 

Monsignor Marvin Mottet, former pastor, Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport

Reverend William Grimes, former pastor, Second Baptist Church, Rock Island

The Honorable Thomas Kilbride

New this year! We encourage individuals, community groups and congregations to take an ad in our Ad Book, which is another way to show your support for QCI's work. Pricing is as follows: Breakfast sponsor $500.00, Full page $350.00, Half page $200.00, and Business Card $100.00. To place your ad, please call Beth at QCI 563-322-4910 ASAP.

This is always a popular event so we strongly urge you to make your reservations as soon as you can by calling 563.322.4910. Can't wait to see you!


What's New at QCI

Quad Cities Interfaith held a Fire of Faith Gathering on October 25, 2012 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport, Iowa. Our event brought people of many faiths together to work on Rekindling our Communities, Rekindling our Economy, and Rekindling our Democracy. The event was a re-commitment ceremony for the 20 member congregations and explanation of the Fire of Faith Campaign kicking off in 2013. Through Fire of Faith QCI will provide intensive support and training for members to reinvigorate their congregations and strengthen their connections to the faith community in the Quad Cities. For more information, contact Leslie at QCI. 

Pictured below is Reverend David Bigsby, Gamaliel of IL, as he addresses our event by informing us of the introduction of the Fire of Faith Principles. Thank you Rev. Bigsby for coming to our event. We appreciate that you could be apart of our program.


QCI Issue Updates


Transportation and Jobs Equity
As part of  Gamaliel of Illinois, the task force is working to secure a State wide Project Labor Agreement (PLA) from the contractors,unions and Illinois Department of Transportation that will include requirements for diversity in the work force on all transportation projects in Illinois. The Task Force is also looking to build a local monitoring committee in early 2013, that will hold accountable IL DOT on the Community Benefits Agreement principles it agreed to for the passenger rail project coming to the Quad Cities. Our next meeting is Wednesday, November 14th at 10:00am at Church of Peace-12th and 12th in Rock Island. Join us! For information, please contact Reverend David Geenen, Task Force Chairman at daveg@15thavenuechristainchurch.org


Healthcare

Imagine this situation:  Your six-year-old child has a fever and a sore throat.  You’re worried, so you take him to the doctor. You say, “I notice he talks little.  Little by little and he has difficulty eating and swallowing.”  The doctor asks you, “Does he have a sore throat?” Pretty straightforward, right?
But now imagine the same situation when your first language isn’t English, and you have to bring someone, in this case a family friend, to interpret for you, and this is how the friend translates what you told the doctor:  “She says he is talking like, like lazy, whatever he says all the time, and plus he is not eating at all.”  Then, when the doctor asks about the sore throat, your no doubt well-meaning friend keeps interrupting and doesn’t let you answer the question.
Research is starting to show that medical communication problems caused by language barriers are not only distressing, they are also potentially dangerous.
Medical interpretation and translation are key health care services in reducing health disparities.  There are many other issues of disparity, of course: geography, ethnicity, physical and mental limitations, but the disparities caused by language services in our communities are the current focus of the QCI Health Equity Task Force.
Our next meeting is Thursday, November 29, 2012, at 6:30 PM in the QCI office.  We will be providing an orientation for new members on the work we have done to date and our proposed plans for 2013.  Please join us.  We hope to have at least one representative from every congregational member of QCI as we address the challenges of improving health equity in the Quad Cities!

Immigration

The immigration task force will working on their issue and action for 2013 at their meeting at 5:30pm on Tuesday, November 27th at the Village Inn on Harrison Street in Davenport. We are looking for every member congregation to send a representative to this task force. Please call QCI office at 563.322.4910 for more information.

Education Equity

QCI is in the process of developing a round table on education and is looking for clergy and community leaders to join together to establish round table that will identify and advance local issues and connect to regional and national education  issues. If  you are interested please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . A kick off meeting will be announced in November!

 

Community Events



Continuing Series -Race Matters at St. Ambrose University
Friday, November 9th, 7:30 pm Concert, and November 13th, 7 pm United States Uprising: The Self-Emancipation of Slaves and the Spread of Jubilee after the Civil War.  
For more info and Race Matters updates visit: www.sau.edu





Upcoming Dates



Gamaliel of Illinois Leadership & Legislative Day
Springfield Illinois


G of IL leaders and organizers will meet in Springfield on Tuesday, Nov. 27, for a morning leader’s meeting and afternoon visits with legislators.

We will begin a discussion about base building (core team development), schedule a retreat of leaders from across Illinois in January, discuss the state wide jobs
and minority hiring issues, and the state wide education issues.



Tuesday, December 11th - 6:30pm 

QCI Leadership Assembly


St Mary's Church , 516 Fillmore, Davenport 
This will be our final meeting of the year! There will be some work around strategic planning 2013 but mostly fellowship !
Come and join us for a meal together,  to reflect on 2012 and
renew our commitment to making 2013 our best year yet!

 
NORTHPARK, SOUTHPARK & RED CROSS PARTNER TO COLLECT DONATIONS FOR HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF EFFORTS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Aleisha Chiesa   
Thursday, 01 November 2012 15:34
RED CROSS SAYS THE BEST WAY TO HELP IS MONETARY DONATIONS

As the Red Cross seeks donations to aid the east coast storm victims, NorthPark and SouthPark Malls encourage our shoppers to do their part. The American Red Cross is advising that the greatest way to make a positive impact is to simply give donations in the form of money to help with the primary needs of food, water, shelter and medical help.

Starting today, there will be a collection site located at Guest Services, which is located at Younkers Court in NorthPark and in the Management Office at SouthPark Mall. Both Malls are partnering with the American Red Cross to collect such monetary donations in the form of cash or check.

Donations will also be accepted online at www.redcross.org/hurricane-sandy. More information is available at www.north-park-mall-ia.com or www.shopsouthparkmall-il.com. With a few simple clicks, donations will directly impact those in need.

How much help we can provide in the coming days will be determined in part by your generosity right now. As the storm’s effects become more widespread, more people will need our help.

With your help, the Red Cross has already:Opened shelters in 7 states, deploying more than 1,000 Red Cross workers to support
  • relief efforts
  • Mobilized nearly 170 Emergency Response Vehicles to move at a moment’s notice
  • Secured more than 230,000 shelf-stable meals
  • Readied thousands of supplies such as cots, comfort kits and clean up kits

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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

Website

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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

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

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
Website

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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

Website

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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

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

 

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)

Website

 

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

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

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

Website

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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

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

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!

 
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