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Written by Ballet Quad Cities   
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 13:19

It's Not Too Late to Join Us This Friday

Tutu Fabulous!

A beer, spirits & wine tasting fundraiser for Ballet Quad Cities

March 8, 2013 at 6:00pm

$40 per person in advance ($45 at the door)

Hotel Blackhawk Gold Room

200 E. 3rd Street  Davenport, Iowa

Ballet Quad Cities is hosting Tutu Fabulous to raise funds and awareness of our health & wellness programs, including our in-school bullying prevention initiative that benefits Quad City area kids. Tutu Fabulous includes a variety of beers, spirits & wines for tasting, a mashed potato bar and award winning cheese spread donated by Swiss Valley Farms plus a FABULOUS silent auction & an up close and personal jazz performance by our BQC professional dancers of "Black Coffee" choreographed by Margaret Huling.

www.balletquadcities.com 309.786.3779

Sponsored by:

Hotel Blackhawk; The Gold Book, Carol Ann Watkins, Swiss Valley Farms & Reynolds Motor Co.


Fabulous silent auctions include:

  • $850 value Orlando package which includes a $250 airfare credit on Allegiant Airlines plus FREE airport parking and a bag full of goodies - Generously donated by the Quad City International Airport PLUS 4 - one day Park Hopper passes - Generously donated by Walt Disney World
  • $100 value Ballet Package - includes 4 tickets to see Ballet Quad Cities' performance of Cinderella, PLUS a backstage pass to meet the professional dancers on April 20, 2013 and an autographed Cinderella pointe shoe, from Ballet Quad Cities
  • Valued at $1,400: Four (4) Any day passes to the 2013 John Deere Classic; Four (4) tickets into the UnitedHealthcare Community Day Skybox (good on Thursday July 11) includes unlimited food & beverage; 2012 Framed Pin Flag signed by Champion, Zach Johnson; AND meet the      Pro/autograph opportunity                    Donated by the John Deere Classic
  • Marie-Grace doll, donated by American Girl
  • $220 value St. Louis Package includes: Two (2) Reserved Seats for a Monday-Thursday St. Louis Cardinals home game during the 2013 season. - EXCLUSIONS APPLY - Donated by the St. Louis Cardinals; 2 tickets for a "Journey to the Top" of the Gateway Arch plus 2 tickets for a one-hour sightseeing cruise aboard the Gateway Arch Riverboat, donated by the Gateway Arch and Gateway Arch Riverboats at the Core of Discovery; and an Overnight with breakfast for two at the Holiday Inn Route 66 (11 miles from Busch Stadium), donated by Innkeeper Hospitality Services
  • $50 Gift Card donated by 5ive Star Salon Spa, Davenport
  • "Posey Fairy" sculpture donated by Isabel Bloom
  • One hour massage PLUS one hour facial donated by Massage Envy
  • Two hour bowling and pizza party package donated by Miller Time Bowl
  • $50 Gift Card to Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
  • Basket with wine, wine glasses, chocolate and two tickets for Rock of Ages at the Adler on April 24th
    donated by the RiverCenter / Adler Theatre
  • AND MUCH MORE - Too many to list here!!!!!!


News Releases - Local Events
Written by Aliesha Chiesa   
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 16:51
Join NorthPark and SouthPark Malls as the Easter Bunny Makes His Grand Appearance

WHO: Get a jump on spring: Although Easter is still weeks away, children can celebrate early at NorthPark and SouthPark Malls. The Easter Bunny is hopping his way over to Younkers Court at SouthPark and Von Maur Court at NorthPark and will continue to be on site from March 8 through Saturday, March 30th.

WHAT: Families can take home this memory by purchasing a special photo of their child with the Easter Bunny. While supplies last, children also will receive a complimentary activity book, courtesy of NorthPark and SouthPark Malls when they visit.

NorthPark and SouthPark Malls have all the “eggs”stras your family needs this spring. From fresh and fun spring attire for the entire family to everything you need for warm-weather entertaining, NorthPark and SouthPark Malls offer a strong roster of stores to help you make the most of spring.

WHEN: Bunny’s Hours
Monday-Saturday 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bunny’s Break Times
Monday-Saturday 1:00pm – 1:45pm and 4:30pm – 5:15pm
Sunday 2:00pm – 2:45pm

WHERE:  Von Maur Court
NorthPark Mall
320 West Kimberly Road
Davenport, IA 52806
Best Place to Park –Mall Entrance by Von Maur

Younker’s Court
SouthPark Mall
4500 16th Street
Moline, IL 61265
Mall Entrance by Von Maur


CASI- Owney Irish Red Tapping, Saturday, March 9! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Arp   
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 16:37
Since 2009, government funding to non-profit organizations that provide human services has been in steady decline, forcing these service organizations to change much of their funding strategies or face a reduction in their ability to provide critical services to their communities. Competition amongst non-profits for the “donated” dollar is extreme: How can an individual not-for profit make itself standout from the crowd to garner more support and exposure plus increase donor dollars?

Known for their “outside the box” fundraising programs, senior center CASI (Center for Active Seniors, Inc.) in Davenport, Iowa, has” brewed” the prefect fundraising plan. CASI has teamed up with a regional microbrewery, Great River Brewery, to create a new beer dedicated to seniors and senior services. The results: Owney Irish Red Ale. Owney, an old Irish name for “elderly” is on shelves now at retail locations throughout the Quad Cities. Proceeds from the sale of Owney Irish Red Ale will be used by CASI to fund services for seniors in the Quad City community.

Additionally, distributors Vanguard Distributing Co. and Stern Beverages are providing marketing materials used to promote awareness of CASI’s programs and services.

On March 9, a formal tapping event is planned at Great River Brewery (332 E 2nd St., Davenport) beginning at 1:00 p.m. Area senior centers and the general public are invited to join in the festivities. Food will be provided by The Fountains Senior Living Community of Bettendorf.

We all have a senior in our life that needs our help. So toast CASI with a pint of Owney and support our senior services!

Founded in 1973, CASI is a multi-service nationally accredited senior center providing a variety of social, educational, support and wellness programs and activities designed for adults over the age of 60 and their families/caregivers.

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Win Prizes to Create the Perfect Wedding at The Friends of Vander Veer's Brides Bingo PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 16:29

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Held at

The Hotel Blackhawk

Gold Room

Downtown Davenport, Iowa


Doors Open: 1:00 p.m.

Bingo Begins: 2:00 p.m.


Bring your bridesmaids, family,
and friends and play bingo
for outstanding prizes

for your wedding!





Visit any of Burke Cleaners' Iowa locations to purchase your tickets for Brides' Bingo.


Don't Delay! This event is limited to 300 guests!


Tickets: $15 in advance, purchased at Burke Cleaners or by calling The Friends of Vander Veer at 563-323-3298.


Tickets are available at $15 each through
Friday, March 8th.


NO Tickets are sold on Saturday,March 9th.


Tickets are $20 at the door on the day of the event, Sunday, March 10th.


Get your tickets TODAY and play for fun and prizes!




Wedding Cake, donated by Heller Cakes


DJ Services, donated by Bo J Spaetes


$500 toward Flowers, donated by Milan Flower Shop


Bachelorette Party Limo (4hrs), donated by
A Limo Experience


$300 toward Tuxes, donated by Skeffington's


Love Story Video Package, donated by Ruby Media


$300 toward Invitations, donated by Create-A-Party


Men's Wedding Band, donated by Necker's Jewelers


$200 toward a Photobooth or Uplighting Rental, donated by Master Entertainment


Dress Dry Cleaning Restoration, donated by Burke Cleaners




Door Prizes and Raffle Prizes will add great excitement to this event. Many chances to win!!



The Friends of Vander Veer at 
for more information or visit





LeCLAIRE CHAMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 03/01/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 01 March 2013 14:42

Have You Renewed Your Chamber Membership for 2013?! Deadline to remain in good standing is March 15!

Being a Member of the Chamber helps you to gather leads, meet prospects and promote your products and services.  Your business is listed on www.LeClaireChamber.com for all who visit the site to see, not to mention the 1000’s of visitors to our Facebook page!  The Chamber refers our members first and encourages others to do business with our members. Attend Annual and Monthly Events! Stay up to date with news and events, and post your announcements for free in the Friday Announcements!  Low cost advertising is available to members in our quarterly Newsletter.  Stay involved, meet new people, and make a difference in your community! Membership form attached!



President – Dayle Hall – Moline Dispatch Publishing Company

Vice-President – Jim Huiskamp – Blackhawk Bank and Trust

Secretary – Steve Suiter – Great River Financial

Treasurer – Mike Clingingsmith – Pleasant Valley School District

Lane Bleeker – LeClaire Baptist Church and LeClaire City Council

Ken Dahl – Dahl Ford, Davenport

Kelly Miller – Snap Fitness and 1st Source Contractors

Debbie Mulvania – First Central State Bank

Melody Oltmann – First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire

Vern Spring – Retired Mayor of LeClaire

Donna Walley – Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium





Kernel Cody's Popcorn Shoppe - new owners, Diane Frascello and Joel Johnson, 125 North Cody Road, Le Claire, IA 52753

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it All different flavors of popcorn, Lagomarcino's fine chocolates and over 85 types of candy!


The Black Watch Room – Kelly Schone - 3851 Forest Grove Drive, LeClaire, IA 52753. phone: 563-332-5072. Website: theblackwatchroom.com Planning a Wedding?  Hosting a Retirement or Graduation Party?  Coordinating a Bridal or Baby Shower? Book your Special Events with us!


Charles Schwab - Eric M. Johannes, CFP®, Independent Branch Leader and Financial Planner – 5345 Elmore Avenue, Suite 300, Davenport, IA 52807 phone: 563-275-3663. Helping you plan meet your financial goals for years to come.




Food and Beverage Samples at Mississippi River Distilling Company www.mrdistilling.com 5:30-8:00 p.m. March’s “gift with purchase” is a special free pint glass featuring the Cody Road Whiskey logo on one side and "My St. Patty's Day Shot Glass" on the other for every bottle purchased while supplies last.  A St. Patrick’s Day inspired drink planned in the bar called a Sham-O-Rita and samples of the Blueberry Rose made with River Rose Gin, blueberries and a hint of lemon.  Chef Stephanie is preparing a Lenten special with seafood soup and Sorghrum Caramel Chocolate Chip Grilled Bananas.

Wine samples at Wide River Winery We are excited to partner with Crane and Pelican Cafe in LeClaire for our March celebration. Samples of chicken and rice in a delicious port sauce made with our very own Ms. Issippi Port will be available. www.wideriverwinery.com

Antique Archaeology will be open until 7pm!

Karaoke at Sneaky Pete's Every Friday Night 9:00 P.M.-1:00 A.M. 207 North Cody Road Le Claire, IA (563) 289-4277.

Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium will be open late – go in for a free red velvet cupcake! Yummmy!!

Free Appraisals at LeClaire Antiques & Appraisals, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Restaurants and several other shops will be open late, too!


March 3rd and the first Sunday of every month – Reusable Usables - Family Yoga 3:30-4:30 p.m. Rediscover how amazing it is to be a part of your family!  Ages 2 and up! $5 per person or $15 for up to four people. Taught by Jennifer Vondracek, Executive Director of yoga.  No experience necessary! Ongoing event, and for more info, you can visit our website at www.reusableusables.org or our facebook page, or call 563-289-3946

March 6th - Buffalo Bill Museum repeats jewelry-making class! Wednesday, March 6th the museum will host a bracelet and earring making class at 4:00 with Janet Daugherty. Call the museum at 289-5580 to make a reservation to join the class.  Bracelets are $10 each; pair of earring $5 additional. This was a very popular class last year and promises to be again this year.

March 8th - Slagle's Wine, Spirits and Beer Tasting - 5-7 p.m. Slagle Foods 2, Inc.,1301 Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire. Stop in and try something new!

March 9th - Trivia Night at the LeClaire Civic Center benefiting the LeClaire Civic Club Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with trivia starting at 7 p.m. Participants may bring beer, wine, snacks and soda. Water and snacks will also be for sale. Up to eight people per table. $10 per person with a $50 table minimum. Everyone will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Contact Chris at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-505-6703 for reservations or information. Don't have enough for a full table? Come anyway and we can put you on a table that needs people!


March 12th – Chamber Networking Breakfast – 8:00 a.m. McDonald’s, LeClaire


March 14th - Vegan & Vegetarian Night at the Crane & Pelican Café - Details and Menu at www.craneandpelican.com


March 15th - 17th – Bier Stube St. Patricks Day Celebration - $9.99 corned beef and cabbage and red potatoes, served all day long Fri-Sun. 1001 Canal Shore Dr., LeClaire. 563-289-2121


March 16th - LeClaire Rec Center Family Night - www.leclairereccenter.com

March 26th - Civic Club Annual Corporation Meeting that was originally scheduled for Feb. 26th, is now rescheduled for March 26th at the LeClaire Civic Center. Pot Luck at 6:30 PM and Annual Meeting at 7:00PM. All Civic Club members and their guests are encouraged to attend. Also, anyone interested in joining the Civic Club may attend as my guests.

March 26th – Reusable Usables - Women's Full Moon Circle Yoga - 7:30-8:45 p.m. Full Moon Circle is our opportunity to explore and learn from each other, and yoga will be led by Jennifer Vondracek.  We look forward to this opportunity to learn from a wonderful group of women, and to celebrate our strength, wisdom & love. $8 or donation. Ongoing event, and for more info, you can visit our website at www.reusableusables.org or our facebook page, or call 563-289-3946


March 30th - Wide River Winery Easter bonnet Contest! Be creative and have fun! Judging at 3:30p.m. Tasting room is open 11AM-7PM


March 31st – Bier Stube - Special Easter Sunday Brunch - 9am - 12pm. Seatings begin on the hour.  Price $13.99 for buffet or $19.99 per person with unlimited Bloody Mary's and Mimosas. Also taking reservations for Mothers Day Brunch (May 12th). 1001 Canal Shore Dr., LeClaire. 563-289-2121


Save the Date


April 3 - "Dinner with Mrs. Dawley" The museum's fundraiser at the Dawley Home (Crane & Pelican Café) is SOLD OUT! Dinner in a riverboat pilot's home, joined by the couple's friends and family. It will be an enjoyable evening!  If you would like to be contacted if any reservations are cancelled, please send an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or message the museum on FaceBook:  Buffalo Bill Museum LeClaire IA (Please include your phone number, and number in party).




Wide River Winery - New location in LeClaire, IA opening soon!

Location: 1 building north of our current location at 106 N Cody Rd. Paul and his team have been working hard for months. In mid November they uncovered an opening to a tunnel that was part of the Underground Railroad. The building is being transformed and progress is made daily. We are very excited about the opportunities in LeClaire and promise to keep you posted on the opening date. Don't miss the new Wine Garden and live music events this Summer!
Vignette's is moving to the building previously occupied by Posh!


Reusable Usables, Planet Green After School Classes 322 N Cody Road, LeClaire, IA  52753 www.reusableusables.org TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS   4:00-5:30 PM Learn creative and fun ways to respect our planet with hands on eco-friendly art and educational activities based on the Iowa DNR Planet Patrol Series.   $5 per class thanks to GRANT funding from Iowa DNR. visit www.reusableusables.org Ongoing event and for more info you can visit our website at www.reusableusables.org or our facebook page or call 563-289-3946


“LIKE” the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce on FaceBook Visit the chamber’s Face Book page and discover a great source of news, business announcements, events, and other information that is updated frequently. It’s a useful source of updated information for all members and non-members!
Watch for the Chamber Newsletter coming out mid-March!


The LeClaire Information Center is seeking volunteers to serve as “Ambassadors” introducing visitors to the attractions, shops, neighborhoods, and business opportunities in LeClaire. Training is provided; schedules are flexible. If you want to share the excitement of LeClaire, please consider this opportunity to serve your community. Call 563-289-4242 (ext 1135) or email Cindy Bruhn, Tourism Manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Chamber 2013 Networking Events - Everyone Welcome to Attend!

March 12 - McDonalds - breakfast -8am

April 9 - Wide River Winery - after hours - 5-8pm (tentative)

May 14 - Great River Financial - Lunch -Noon

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





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 First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire 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:

March 9 – LeClaire Civic Center

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

Spring - Spring Fling Easter Egg Hunt (Hollyhock Park)

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo

May 17-18 - French Market Days

June 7-8 - LeClaire Garage Sale Days

June 21-22 - Girls’ Getaway Weekend - Spectacular celebrity guests and events planned - details to come!

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 12-13 – Autumn Market Days

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!

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