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Quad Cities Cruisers Give Thousands of Dollars to 3 local organizations PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John Bain   
Monday, 17 September 2012 07:28
The biggest car enthusiast club in the Quad Cities Area, the Quad Cities Cruisers are presenting Arrowhead Ranch, Viet Nam Veterans Chapter 299 and QC Crimestoppers each a check for $2500 this coming Saturday night, September 15th at the JC Penney Parking lot of South Park Mall in Moline, IL.

There will be hundreds of classic cars on display at this event as well as many food vendors and special interest vendors.  The Viet Nam Veterans Chapter 299 will present our nation's colors promptly at 6pm and the check presentations will happen immediately after that.

For more information please feel free to contact Quad Cities Cruisers President, John Bain at 563-505-6965.

 
Tradition of Literary Artistry Continues with Augustana’s River Readings PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Emily Timmons   
Monday, 17 September 2012 07:18

Augustana College is excited to be hosting renowned poet Carl Phillip as part of its River Readings program.

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Rock Island, IL/ Sept. 12 2012 –Augustana College will continue its River Readings program on Thursday, Sept. 20 with poet Carl Phillip. Phillips will discuss his work and career and do a free reading followed by a reception and book signing. The event will be held at7 p.m. in Wallenberg Hall inside Denkmann Hall (3520 7th Ave). Every reading is open to the public and the campus community alike.

“The River Readings gives both students and members of the Quad Cities community a chance to meet, face to face, with internationally renowned authors. It's not every day we get the opportunity to talk to someone whose work will appear in literature textbooks for generations to come.” – said Dr. Kelly Daniels, River Readings coordinator and assistant professor of English.

Phillips is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems 1986-2006 and Riding Westward. His collection The Rest of Love won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Poetry Prize and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry.  His book Pastoral won the 2001 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and in 2002 he received the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for The Tether. In 2006, he was named the recipient of the Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets.  Phillips is currently a Professor of English and of African and Afro-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also teaches in the Creative Writing Program.  A few copies of Phillips’s books, Double Shadow and Quiver of Arrows, will be available for purchase after the reading

For years Augustana has brought writers of poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction to campus from all corners of the country to present their work in a free reading on campus.  In the past, Augustana,has invited Marvin Bell, Simon Ortiz, Gerald Stern, and Jill Essbaum to share their work.  Later in this academic year, Augustana will host fiction writers Peter Geye on Thursday, Nov. 29 and Donald Ray Pollock on Thursday, Apr. 18.

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This Week in Downtown Davenport - Sept 13 - Sept 19, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 14 September 2012 15:01

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Hello!

An immensely fun week downtown will get rolling when the WQPT- Brew Ha-Ha takes over LeClaire Park on Saturday!  Enjoy award-winning beer tasting, comedy by The Blacklist, and tunes by Minus Six.   Also on Saturday, plan to bring the kids down to Modern Woodmen Park for Healthy Family Day.  This fun-filled event features activities including the always popular NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition!

 

Just down the road, the Celtic Festival and Highland Games will be taking place in Centennial Park on Saturday afternoon as East-West Riverfest wraps up. Enjoy performances by Celtic bands, workshops, and educational presentations for all ages. Getting married soon?  Pop over to the Budget Bridal Fair at the German American Heritage Center on Sunday, too.

 

http://www.adlertheatre.com/adler_events.cfm Are you a fan of burlesque or Danielle Colby?  Don't miss Gospel for the Guilty presented by Burlesque Le'Moustache at the Adler Theatre!  Buy your tickets in advance and get great seats.  If you'd prefer to hit the ice this weekend, hockey is back at River's Edge as both Augustana College and the Quad City Junior Flames look to begin their seasons.

 

The QC Rollers return to the RiverCenter for a double-header against the Mid-Iowa Rollers and the Iowa Skate Patrol.  Expect to experience exciting flat-track roller-derby!  Consider stopping by the Spook Walk at the Davenport Library on Saturday afternoon with the kids, too.

 

Fishbone comes to the River Music Experience on Monday night!  Fishbone will celebrate 25 years of trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska and Rock Fusion.  Also, check out the renowned saxophonist Ernest Dawkins during Polyrhythm's Third Sunday Jazz event.

 

Friday Live at 5 Live Lunch this week will feature Mo, Tony Hoeppner, and Keith SokoRaise the Roof Thursday, the last Friday Live at 5 of the season, The Pimps, Kidz Days at RME, and Acoustic Music Club round out the list of shows and activities this week at RME.

 

The Figge Art Museum hosts its family event "3...2...1...BLAST OFF" on Saturday where youngsters can experience the wonders of the planets, stars, and galaxies in an interactive space dome!  The Star Lab Planetarium continues today and tomorrow and check out the Figge's film series, Figure Drawing Class, and Tapestry Weaving Class, too.

 

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: September 13 - September 19


Thursday, September 13

$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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Art Talk! "The Shuttle Era Has Ended: A History and Its Meaning"

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

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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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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $10

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Mo

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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QC United Presents Raise the Roof Thursday

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:00 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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Star Lab Planetarium Activity

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.

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

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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

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Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

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

Price: FREE

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Friday, September 14

Augustana College Hockey

Where: River's Edge

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

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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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Cellarman's Series: Firkin Friday!

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

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Friday Live at 5 Featuring Ellis Kell Band and the Busted Chandeliers Sponsored by Trinity Regional Health I.H.S. and Tag Communications

Where: River Music Experience Courtyard

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Jordan Danielsen

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Tony Hoeppner

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $5 and up

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Star Lab Planetarium Activity

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.

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

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The Pimps

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Price: $7

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Saturday, September 15

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

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Augustana College Hockey

Where: River's Edge

Time: 3:15 p.m.

Price: N/A

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Big Screen Dreams Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Brew Ha-Ha

Where: LeClaire Park

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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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
Celtic Festival and Highland Games
Where: Centennial Park
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Price: FREE

Exhibition: Exploring NASA

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: NASA | Art: 50 Years of Exploration

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Sculpting with Fiber

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Suds: History of Brewing

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: University of Iowa Space Pioneers: 54 Years of Exploration

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Waxing Poetic: Exploring Expression in Art

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Family Gallery: Blast Off!

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Family Event: "3...2...1...BLAST OFF!"

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Film Series: When We Left Earth - The NASA Missions

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 2:30 p.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

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Healthy Family Day including NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Jordan Danielsen

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Kids Days at RME Featuring Terry Hanson

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5 for Adults, $2.50 for Children 12 and Under

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Keith Soko

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Museum Tour: NASA | ART: 50 Years of Exploration

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Quad City Junior Flames v. Alexandria

Where: River's Edge

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $7

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QC Rollers v. Mid-Iowa Rollers/Iowa Skate Patrol

Where: River Center, Great Hall

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $10 Advance; $12 at the Door; $6 Kids 6-12

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Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Spook Walk

Where: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Sunday, September 16

 

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

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$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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Budget Bridal Fair

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Film Series: When We Left Earth - The NASA Missions

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 2:30 p.m.

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

Website

 

Gospel for the Guilty - Burlesque Le'Moustache

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $25

Website

 

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Museum Tour: NASA | ART Exhibition

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

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Server HAITI fundraiser PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Hildebrand   
Friday, 14 September 2012 14:11

You Are Cordially Invited to a Casual Fundraising Event to Benefit the People of Grand-Bois, Haiti

WHEN:  Saturday, October 13, 2012, 6:00 — 11:00 p.m.

WHERE:  River Music Experience, The Redstone Room, 2nd Floor, 129 Main Street Davenport, Iowa

ADMISSION: $25.00 Donation

The evening will include:

HAITIAN ARTISAN MARKET
featuring original one-of-kind pieces Sponsored by the Bob and Rita Thompson Family

SILENT AUCTION
including fine dining weekend, packages, sports memorabilia, salon services . . . and more!

LIVE MUSIC
featuring Jason Carl

Complimentary Appetizers, Beer, Wine, and Soda Sponsored by Miller Trucking and Excavating

Admission: $25 at the door

Casual Attire

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please mail to:

ServeHAITI
c/o Liz McDermott
23458 - 212th Street
LeClaire, Iowa 52753

ServeHAITI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

www.ServeHAITI.org

 
Sept. 13th. 2012 " Women of Greece and Rome" by Michael Rosenthal. I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:43
"Women of Greece and Rome"
By
Michael Rosenthal
Sarah Pomeroy helped bring about a revolutionary turn of perspective in which the old adage,  "history is written by and about men,"  no longer holds true.  We will revisit her classic - Goddesses , Whores, Wives, and Slaves - with supplemental material on some dynastic mothers, to see how women lived in ancient Greece and Rome.
Presenter Michael Rosenthal is an Independent Scholar and has completed extensive graduate work in
theology, philosophy and psychology at the St. Paul Seminary and the University of Iowa and Western Illinois University.
Independent  Scholars Evenings. 7.00 p.m. Sept. 13th
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois
Doors open at 6.30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Dress code: business casual.
Elevators are located through the 16th. Street entrance.
Independent Scholars’ Evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural and
Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501©3 at State and Federal levels since 1996. Please visit:  www.qcinstitute.org
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.

 
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