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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 5/15 - 5/21 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 16 May 2014 12:47
With a variety of professionally choreographed performances ranging from Broadway musicals to country to top 40 hits, the U.S. Army Soldier Show returns to the Quad Cities tonight. Bring the family out to the Adler Theatre to show your support. If you haven't gotten your FREE tickets for the show yet, make sure you arrive early and grab one before they run out. On Wednesday, enjoy a Pre-Memorial Day Concert as a part of the Quad City Gospel Festival!

 

Set in the sizzling atmosphere of Paris, take a trip back to the 1920's on Saturday during the Figge's Art at Heart Gala. Featuring fine art, decadent French food, cocktails, and good company, this event celebrates an upcoming exhibition by curator Dr. Rima Girnius. After the Gala, create your own art at a collage or pastel station, participate in spin art activities, and more during the ARTBAR after-party.

 

The Metro Mini Makers of the Quad Cities host their 30th Annual Sale and Exhibit of Dollhouse Miniatures this weekend at the RiverCenter. Peruse a mix of dollhouses, lamps, and other miniature goodies unique to the show. Make sure you check out the workshops and raffles while you're there, too!

 

Round up the kiddos Saturday and bring them to River Music Experience's Kidz Day! This month features singable compositions with guitar and harmonica accompaniment when Chris Dunn takes the lead. Later that night, join David G. Smith for the release of his fourth CD, "One House," in the Redstone Room. Don't forget this Sunday marks the third Sunday of May, which means it's time for Third Sunday Jazz featuring The Edgar Crockett Quartet.

 

Find great clothes at a great price and make a difference in the lives of local women at the Dress for Success Quad Cities Overstock Sale Saturday. All items are only $2 a piece and 100% of the proceeds benefit Dress for Success Quad Cities and their mission to empower women toward economic self-sufficiency.

 

Start your week off with some hot dogs, popcorn, and baseball! The Quad Cities River Bandits return home on Monday to verse the Burlington Bees. Keep in mind Monday games have the Markdown Monday promotion, which means bleacher and berm seats are only $2! This Monday's game also features the official lighting of the Ferris Wheel! Click here to find out how you can be one of the first to ride the Ferris Wheel next Saturday, May 24!

 

Spice up your lunch this week and treat yourself to a delectable meal from one of our downtown restaurants! Looking to eat outside? The patios are open at Barrel House 211, Sippi's Restaurant, and Fresh Deli by Nostalgia Farms. If you're looking for some vegetarian-friendly meals, check out the options at Downtown Central Perk or feast on a delicious cheese calzone from Antonella's Pizzeria.

 

See you downtown!

This Week's Events: May 15 - 21


Thursday, May 15

Bar Wars Trivia

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Price: TBD

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Bucktown Center for the Arts

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $10

Website
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
Reception: Young Artists at the Figge Pleasant Valley
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Price: Free for student artists, teachers, family & friends
Recording & Audio Engineering Workshop
Where: River Music Experience, Sound Lab
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $50

 

River's Edge Monthly Ice Schedule

Discover dozens of sporting events at River's Edge!

Follow the links below to see the complete ice and turf shedule for the month.

Ice Schedule

Turf Schedule

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Sit and Win
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Third Seven
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

 

Thursdays at the Figge: Curator's Picks

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website
U.S. Army Show
Where: Adler Theatre
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

 

Wine-tini Thursdays

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Price: 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine and 1/2 Price Martinis

Website

 

Friday, May 16

Ambushed

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 .m.

Price: FREE

Website

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m

Price: N/A

Website

Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 8:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Honey Hemp Double Pils Tapping

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: Varies

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Live Lunch with Midwest and Dear Creek
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Metro Mini Makers 30th Annual Sale & Exhibit of Dollhouse Miniatures
Where: RiverCenter
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5/Adult; $2/Kid 10 & under

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Mike Cochrane

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 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.; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
Website

Saturday, May 17

 

2014 Art at Heart Gala

Where: figge Art Museum

Time: Cocktails 5:30 p.m. / Dinner 7:00 p.m.

Price: $125/person; $25/person for ARTBAR after-party; table sponsor $1,800/10 people or $1,000/2 people

Website

 

Ambushed

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

 

Bucktown Center for the Arts

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

David G. Smith CD Release Show & Rett Syndrome Fundraiser

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 6:00 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

Dress for Success Quad Cities Excess Inventory Sale

Where: Dress for Success Quad Cities

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

Price: $2/item

Website

 

Exhibition: 100 Years, 100 Stories: Celebrating the Quad City Symphony Orchestra

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: College Invitational

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 9:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibiton: Corn Zone

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Landscape: Ingalena Klenell and Beth Lipman

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: The Virgin Mary in Art

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: The World of Berta Hummel
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership

 

Exhibition Opens: Young Artists at the Figge Pleasant Valley

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Fresh from the Garden Class

Where: QC Food Hub

Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Price: $5

Website

 

Kidz Days at RME featuring Chris Dunn

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Price: $5 for parent, accompanied children FREE

Website

 

Metro Mini Makers 30th Annual Sale & Exhibit of Dollhouse Miniatures

Where: RiverCenter

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

Price: $5/Adult; $2/Kid 10 & under

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: 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.; 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Price: $5 and Up
Website

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
Website

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Songwriter's All-Original Open Mic

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Sunday, May 18

Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ; 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
Summer Car Driveaway
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: Noon - 6:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Sunday Live Jazz

Where: Brady St. Chop House

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Third Sunday Jazz featuring The Edgar Crockett Quartet

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Workshop 3:00 p.m. / Doors 5:30 p.m. / Show 6:00 p.m.

Price: $10 or $15 for reserved seating

Website

 

Tour: Docent's Choice- Treasures from the Collection

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

Monday, May 19

 

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

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

Price: $3 Margaritas & $6 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

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Burlington Bees

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $2 and up

Website

 

Tuesday, May 20

 

Acoustic Music Club

Where: River Music Experience, Admissions Area

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Class: Acrylic Painting - Beg/Int

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $80/member; $90/non-member

Website

 

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

Website


Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Burlington Bees

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Sit and Win

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Website

 

Wednesday, May 21

 

$1500 Weekday Winning Slot Tourney

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

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

Website

 

Acoustic Open Mic Night

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Attack of the Casks

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

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 River Bandits vs. Burlington Bees

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Quad City Gospel Festival

Where: Adler Theatre

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $15 & $20 for general seating / $25 for VIP / prices increase by $5 on May 16

Website

 
Be in the First 100 to Ride the New Ferris Wheel PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCCVB   
Friday, 16 May 2014 12:28
The Inaugural Ferris Wheel Ride event and fundraiser is scheduled for 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, to kick off a Memorial Day Weekend grand opening for the new attraction. Only 300 tickets will be sold for the inaugural Ferris Wheel ride event, and attendees have the chance to be among the 100 drawn to participate in the first ride of the Ferris Wheel.  Event tickets are available at Modern Woodmen Park or by calling the Genesis Foundation at 563-421-6865. The doors will open for the Inaugural Ferris Wheel Ride event at noon, with appetizers, giveaways, music and a cash bar in the Budweiser Champions Club. The event is exclusively for the 300 advance ticket holders

 
Call to Entries - Rock Island Library Paws to Read Costumed Pet Parade is June 7 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Friday, 16 May 2014 09:02

Rock Island, IL: With more than 86 events on the summer schedule, reading "goes to the dogs and cats" at Rock Island Public Libraries from June 2 to Aug. 2, with Paws to Read Summer Reading contests, education and fun for all ages.

Pets will get their chance to "raise a paw for reading" with a costumed pet parade in the library parking lot at 1:00 pm on  Saturday, June 7.

The parade is part of an afternoon full of activities for all ages, including summer reading registration, hourly prize drawings, a children's bounce house, games, face-painting, walk-around magic, chalk art, free hot dogs and pop, and special presentations, including the pet parade and a K-9 police dog demo from the Rock Island Police Department. Events run from noon to 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 7. In case of rain, most events will move inside.

Pet owners are asked to register their pets now for the costumed pet parade, which is open to any pet with paws. Pets must be on a leash or be carried in a secure carrier to participate in the parade. Entry forms are available at Rock Island Public Libraries, or via the library website at the Summer@ Your Library menu. Prizes will be awarded for best reading theme, best pet-owner match and most original entry. Entries should be returned to Rock Island Libraries by May 31.

Registration and entry forms for the library's summer reading contests for children, adults and teens will be available starting June 2. Summer events include a June 4  "The Fault in Our Stars" celebration for teens and adults, Teen Robot Building, Mini-Golf and Survival Day events for ages 12 to 18, and lifelong learning events, including a Know Your iPad or tablet event on June 3 and a late-night Star Gazing program for ages 12 and older on June 27.

For more information about Rock Island Summer Reading, visit any Rock Island Main, 30/31 or Southwest Branches, go to www.rockislandlibrary.org call 309-732-READ (7323.)

Founded in 1872, the Rock Island Public Library serves the area through three locations, which include the Main, 30/31 and Southwest Branches, community outreach efforts, and online opportunities that provide resources to enhance personal achievement and stimulate the imagination.

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Special Program at the Hilltop Campus Village Annual Meeting THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME, 5:30pm May 20, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Scott Tunnicliff   
Friday, 16 May 2014 07:46

Gather – at the Third Missionary Baptist Church, 222 W. 14th Street. Plenty of parking available

Greet – other volunteers, neighbors and persons interested in our Hilltop’s mighty resurgence

Read – reports of progress made by volunteer groups this year (no speeches)

Consume – A delicious spaghetti dinner with salad prepared by the women of the TMB, plus dessert supplied by Nikki Letray, owner of the Eastside Bakery, all for only $5

Invest – in $1 tickets to try and win prizes donated by generous local businesses and organizations

Witness – a detailed power-point on the much-anticipated $23 million expansion to Davenport Central High School, which will include the construction of a new swimming facility and a performing arts center, presented by CSO Architects and Missman, Inc..

Hear – A progress report on the Creative Arts Academy, provided by Joel and Diane Franken, with supporting remarks by Philip McKinley, most recently celebrated for his direction of SPIDERMAN on Broadway.

Select – new members to serve three-year terms on the Hilltop Campus Village Board of Directors

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You will come away with a new sense of awareness for where we have been, where we are going and most of all,

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME

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Independent Scholars Evenings May 15 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:33
May 15th. 2014
Independent Scholars Evenings.
7:00 p.m.
Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline
" Life On The Mississippi -  The New Millennium"
The Manuscript.
Independent Scholars' Evenings :
Doors will be open at 6:30 p.m.
We continue to meet on the 2nd. Floor of the Moline Commercial Club.
The event is free and open to all.
Light snacks and wine, and beverages are provided.
A cash bar is available.
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The Independent Scholars evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural & Healing Traditions, Ltd. A 501(c)3 organization under US laws since 1996.
All contributions are fully tax-exempt.

 
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