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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Friday, 19 October 2012 07:34
Halloween Fun

This weekend - Haunted Island

Last weekend was rained out, so Haunted Island will open this weekend at 6 p.m. October 19 and 20 at Credit Island, 2200 W. River Drive, Davenport. It will include a bat presentation at 6:30 p.m., hayrack rides from dark until midnight, and a bonfire with a storyteller. Concessions will be available. Admission is $12; $8 for ages 4-11; free for ages 3 and under.A $2-off coupon is available online. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Credit Island.

 

Friday Family Fun

This weekend - Family Friday Nights

Join us for Family Friday Night at Red Hawk Golf and Learning Center, 6364 Northwest Blvd. Enjoy family golf on our par-3 course, pizza, popcorn, lemonade and a movie.
6pm - 9pm. Fee: $2.50

Every Friday night is a different activity for the whole family.  
October 19 - Sports:  Red Hawk Golf and movie; 
October 26 - Friday Night Jam and Uno tournament at Roosevelt Community Center.

Enjoy Public Skating this weekend at River's Edge
Public Skate this weekend at the River's Edge:
Get in shape for this winter season! Come on down to the River's Edge for public skate.  Admission is only $5, skate rental is $3.
Friday, October 19:
11:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday, October 21:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Junior Theatre Mainstage Show

Beauty and the Beast, by Vera Morris is the featured fall presentation in October: Cursed! A young prince is transformed into a Beast because of his selfishness and locked away in an enchanted castle, along with all who serve him.  To break the curse, he must learn to love more than just himself.  Beauty, a young girl from a nearby village, finds her way into the cursed castle.  Join us as the magic unfolds onstage.

@ 1:00 and 4:00 pm;

@ 2:00 pm.

Admission is $5 anyone 3 and up.


 
This Week in Downtown Davenport: 10/18 - 10/26 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 19 October 2012 07:25
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Fres BeatAttention parents! Looking for an upbeat, interactive show to enjoy with your kids?  Come sing and dance along to a familiar Nickelodeon group, The Fresh Beat Band, at the Adler Theatre!  Keep the educational fun for kids rolling with Kidz Days at RME, where kids can enjoy performances made just for them.  If you're looking for a bit more action, check out the derby scene with the QC Rollers at the RiverCenter!

 

Jennings After forming Architect Records, releasing four albums and touring the globe, singer/songwriter Mason Jennings returns to the Quad Cities tonight for a show at River Music Experience! Plan to enjoy an exquisite musical mix of a poet, protest singer, and jazz musician all with the passion of a rock & roller. Ruby Slipper Sale

 

The Ruby Slipper is celebrating its Birthday Sale on Monday!  All boots are 25% off and  there will be cake, beverages, and plenty of savings.  Please support this top-notch local downtown retailer!  Ruby Slipper will be open special hours on Monday, Oct. 22 from Noon to 7 p.m.

 

Ambrose Talk St. Ambrose is hosting its Race Matters Reception & Talk tonight at the Figge Art Museum.  Interested in the artwork of college students from colleges and universities around the Quad Cities?  The 2012 College Invitational Exhibit opens this Saturday.  Brush up on your acrylic painting, watercolor, or basic drawing skills by attending the variety of art classes the Figge has to offer, as well.

 

Red W Blue Get your mid-week musical fix Wednesday at RME by checking out Red Wanting Blue! If you missed their powerhouse performance on David Letterman, now is your chance to see it live.  The Whoozdads are celebrating with a CD Release Show Saturday, and the 3rd Sunday Jazz Series will feature Adekola.  Participate in the Mandolin Junction and more this week at RME, too.

 

Haunted In search of the spookiest haunted house in the Quad Cities? Check out the Davenport Jaycee's Haunted House every Friday and Saturday for the rest of October for only $10 a soul (all scares included). Remember to pick up some local goods at the Freight House Farmers Market and to rock with Orangadang at Brady Street Pub on Saturday, too!

 

Mark your calendar now for the Halloween Parade on Wednesday, Oct. 31!

 

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: October 18 - October 24


Thursday, October 18

$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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Basic Drawing Class

Where: Figge Art Museum
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Price $75 member $85 non-member

 

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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Documentary Film: The Rock Island Civil War Prison: Andersonville of the North?

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $10

Website

 

Drop-In Turf/Soccer

Where: River's Edge

Time: Youth 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. ; Adult 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Jazz Jam with the North Scott Jazz Combo

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

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

 

Lecture: Posing Beauty

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

Live Lunch with Mo

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Mason Jennings

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 7:30 p.m. / Show 8:30 p.m.

Price: $25 in adv. / $30 day of show

Website

 

Musical Happy Hour featuring Jon Eric

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

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

 

St. Ambrose University "Race Matters" Reception

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: Museum admission ($7) or FREE with membership

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

 

 

Friday, October 19

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

Website

 

The Davenport Jaycees Haunted House

Where: 319 Western Ave., Downtown Davenport

Time: 7:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: $10

Website

 

The Fresh Beat Band

Where: The Adler Theater

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: $29.50 and $39.50

Website

 

Happy Hour featuring Dave Smith

Where: River Music Experience

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Haunted Island

Where:Credit Island Park

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: Adult (ages 12 and up) $12, Kids (ages 4-11) $8, Children (ages 3 and under) FREE

Website

 

High School Drop In Turf/Soccer

Where: River's Edge

Time: Session 1 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. / Session 2, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Website

 

Jordan Danielsen

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music - 3rd St. Villians

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Chris North

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Multi-Media Design Class

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price:$65/member; $75/non-member, $10 material fee payable to instructor

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Orangadang Live Show

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 9:00 p.m. - close

Price: No Cover, Drink Specials

Website

 

Watercolor Class (Beg)

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: $65/member; $75/nonmember

Website

 

Saturday, October 20

 

Brewery Tours

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

 

College Invitational Exhibition Opening Reception

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

The Davenport Jaycees Haunted House

Where: 319 Western Ave., Downtown Davenport

Time: 7:0 p.m. - Midnight

Price: $10

Website

 

Exhibition: 2012 College Invitational

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: Sculpting with Fiber

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Interplay: Material, Method and Motif in West African Art

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition: Suds: History of Brewing

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($5), 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

 

Haunted Island

Where: Credit Island Park

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: Adult (ages 12 and up) $12, Kids (ages 4-11) $8, Children (ages 3 and under) FREE

Website

 

Iowa vs. Penn State

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

Jordan Danielsen

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Kidz Days at RME featuring Paul Cioe & the Hound Dogs

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5 for parent, accompanied children are free

Website

 

Learn to Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: Noon - 1:30 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:  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

QC Rollers vs. McClean County Missfits / Dark River Derby Double Header!

Where: The RiverCenter, Flat Track Roller Derby, Great Hall

Time: Doors 6:00 p.m. / First Bout 7:00 p.m.

Price: $10 in advance or $12 at the door; Kids (6-12) $6, Kids (5 & Under) FREE

Website

 

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Tech-Tacular Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: FREE
Website

 

Whoozdads? CD Release Show

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

Sunday, October 21

 

$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 Session 1

Where: River's Edge Turf

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

Website

 

Adult Drop-In Hockey

Where: River's Edge

Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Price: $10

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

Price: $5 and up

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

 

Third Sunday Jazz Presents Adekola

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

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

Price: $10 or $15 for reserved seating

Website

 

Monday, October 22

 

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

The Ruby Slipper Birthday Sale

Where: 312 Main St.

Time: Noon - 7 p.m.
Price: All Boots are 25% Off, Cake & Beverages Served!
Website

 

Tuesday, October 23

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

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

Price: FREE

Website

 
River City Radio Hour Friday Oct. 19th. 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:45
It's that time again:
3rd. Year of
The
RIVER CITY RADIO HOUR
Presenting:
Joshua Forbes, Tenor Sax/ Flute
Jon Moss, Bass
Corey Kendrick, Piano
Glorie Iaccarino, MC/ Oral Essay
1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline, IL , 61265
OCTOBER 19th. 2012
Social Hour: 5.30 p.m.
Dinner : 6.30 p.m.
Show: 7.30 p.m.
The Moline Commercial  Club's Chef Linda will be serving a magnificent dinner prior to the show, by reservation only.
Please call 309-762-8547 to make reservations.
Tickets for dinner and show: $25.00 per person
Tickets for the show only: $5.00 per person
Priority seating is given to guests who make dinner reservations.
This event is open to the public and the audience can attend without dinner.

 
St. Mark Annual Huge Rummage Sale & Bake Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janet Martin   
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 14:12

It's time for the annual St. Mark Huge Rummage Sale and Bake Sale, being held October 18, 19 and 20 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2363 West 3rd Street in Davenport.

Come on out from 8am until 7pm on Thursday, 8am until 5pm on Friday and 8am until Noon on Saturday to shop among the dozens of tables filled with treasures.

Proceeds from this sale benefit St. Mark programs, including their Seminarian Scholarship Fund.

 
30th Anniversary Celebration and Conference at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Hart   
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:57

Join us as we recognize 30 years at the Davenport Public Library Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center (321 Main Street) on Saturday, October 20th from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a celebration that includes genealogy and history guest speakers, historical film footage, and more.

The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center opened in 1982 in a small area on the first floor of the Main Library. Donations and grants have allowed the Center to expand its collection and relocate to the roomier basement of the Main Library. Over the years, the support of our city and county personnel, volunteers, genealogical society members, library directors, staff, and generous donors have culminated in one of the finest genealogy and local history collections in the Midwest.

The schedule for the 30th Anniversary Celebration and Conference will be as follows:

9:45 a.m. –Welcome.

9:50 – 10:50 – Researching at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin by George Findlen.

10:50 – 11:20 Break.

11:20 – 12:30 – Draper Manuscripts – George Findlen.

12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch Break. You may either eat in local restaurants or bring a lunch to the library. Water and coffee will be provided for those who wish to eat at the library.

1:30 – 2:30 – Screening of local film footage from the SC Collection – SC staff will present with Bob King from Classic Films.

2:30 – 2:45 – Break.

2:45 – 3:45 – Civil War Camps – Jim Jacobsen of History Pays!

3:45 – 4:30 – Davenport 1857 Map: Conservation and Content by Amy Groskopf.

Participants are welcome to stay the whole day or attend the programs of interest. The Special Collections Center will be open for research as well. This event is free and registration is not required. For more information or questions please call (563) 326-7902.

 

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