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LeClaire Chamber of Commerce ANNOUNCEMENTS - January 1, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 09:58

January 26th - Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner – Steventon’s  

1399 Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire.

6:00-6:30 pm - Cocktails (Cash Bar)/Silent Auction

6:30 pm – Awards

7:00 pm – Dinner

8:00 pm – Live Auction

6:00-10:00 pm – Music by Keep Off the Grass

Please RSVP by January 18, 2012 to First Central Bank, 563-289-2265 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it $30 per person paid in advance. Make checks payable to LeClaire Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 35 , LeClaire , IA 52753

 

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Now through January 6th – Enright’s LeClaire Super Car Wash – “Holiday Token Sale ”7 tokens for $20 – each token has a value of $6.00. Tokens Make Great Gifts! Stock up for Winter!

Now through the Holidays – Faithful Pilot - Let Chef Robert and his culinary team take care of your next get together. No party is too large or too small. Holiday gathering, retirement, birthday, or just inviting friends over, we want to take care of it for you. Contact Emily 563-289-4156.

Now through the Holidays – Crane and Pelican Whole pies for the Holidays: Pumpkin, Pecan, Apple, Chocolate Cream pies, and Pineapple Rum Upside down cake. Order at (563)289-8774 or at the restaurant. Must be picked up on Saturday 12/22.

December 31st – Faithful Pilot - New Years Eve 2012 - Seating available 5, 7, and 9pm - 563.289.4156. And, from 11pm-1am, Chef Robert and his culinary team are preparing some bites for you to ring in the New Year. $15 per guest with champagne toast.

December 31st – Crane and Pelican Café - 3 Seatings for New Year's Eve
4pm, 6pm and 8pm. $49.95 for 3 courses including a glass of Champagne
Details and Menu at www.craneandpelican.com

January 1st – Adesign will be Celebrating Dr. Rick N. Reed’s Doctoral Graduation Open House from noon - 3:00 at the LeClaire Civic Center , 127 S. Cody Road , LeClaire. Sandwiches, cake, and beverages will be served. Please, no gifts. We will be accepting non-perishable goods for area food pantries.

January 8th – Chamber Networking Luncheon – Crane and Pelican – noon

FYI

The folks at Buffalo Bill Museum hope to see you over the holidays! It is a great place to take visiting family and friends and “free admission” is a benefit of your membership! The gift shop is also a great place to pick up unique items for children’s stockings, as well as books about local history, “Buffalo Bill” sweatshirts and t-shirts, and other items you can’t find elsewhere!  The museum is open daily 9am to 4pm, and Sundays 12noon to 4pm.

From all at Wide River Winery - During the Holiday Season, more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. And in this spirit we say, simply but sincerely Thank you and Merry Christmas. Best Wishes for the Holiday Season & a prosperous Happy New Year.

Warm regards, Dorothy, Ann, Kyle, Martha, Paul, Christy, Mary, Char, Reagan, Dave, Abby, Patrick, Alisha, Barb & Brenda.

During the past weeks the employees of Ascentra have been busy brightening people’s lives with random acts of kindness as part of their “Steppin’ Up: Paying it Forward” Program.  Over 70 staff members were given $50 each to use in any way they saw fit to help out and surprise any individual or organization of their choice.  The acts range from paying for a stranger’s cup of coffee, to multiplying the money by organizing and purchasing supplies for a fundraiser benefiting the Quad Cities Greyhound Association. One employee donated gloves, hats, socks and blankets to The Center in Davenport . A group from the Bettendorf branch put their money together and surprised Family Resources in Davenport with food baskets and turkeys that fed over 60 families at their domestic violence shelter. Senior Account Officer Jeff Gerstel used the opportunity as a teachable moment for his 6-year-old daughter who suggested the money go to a park and together they surprised the Moline Community Development Corporation with a check to help Moline ’s Riverside Park get new playground equipment.  Similar acts of kindness took place in Muscatine and Clinton .  See these stories and more at Ascentra’s Facebook page at facebook.com/Ascentra.

Asbury United Methodist Church in Bettendorf is looking for a Nursery Childcare Attendant. This is a part-time position, not to exceed 8 hours per week. Interested persons need to be available Sunday mornings as well as occasional weeknights and must be at least 19 years old. We are looking for someone who can provide tender, loving, quality care for infants and toddlers. If you are interested in the position, please contact the church office at 563-355-5218 for the complete job description.

If you would like to share information about events, promotions, news, etc., with Tourism, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Your information will be shared with Shopkeepers, the Chamber and the Tourism Board and will be promoted on Facebook and in monthly emails.

SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND

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:

January 12th - LeClaire Community Library

February 9th Coe Noack Memorial Scholarship

April 6th - LeClaire Little League

April 27th - Civic Club

May - LeClaire Lions TBD

June 8th - Buffalo Bill Museum

LeClaire Trivia Nights have raised over $95,000 for local non-profit organizations! Thank you for your continued support!

LeClaire Park Board Special Events Calendar (clip and save)

Spring 2013 - Spring Fling Easter Egg Hunt ( Hollyhock Park )

Spring 2013 – Cinco de Mayo

French Market Days 2013 -May 18th, plant exchange, sale benefiting Parks Dept.

Summer 2013 - City-Wide Water Explosion ( Hollyhock Park )

Summer 2013 - Bike Parade & Decorating

Summer 2013 – Tug Fest

www.LeClaireChamber.com and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport - NYE edition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 28 December 2012 14:04
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Hello!
Ring in the new year downtown! Celebrate NYE at Hotel Blackhawk and dance the night away with a hosted bar, hors d'oeuvers, live music  by Cosmic, and a champagne toast at midnight!  You can even get a package deal to stay the night, too.
Grateful Dead Do you love the Grateful Dead?  How about some upbeat blues tunes you can dance to?  Head to the River Music Experience for an awesome NYE Bash with The Candymakers and The Greatest Story Ever Told! Whether you're there for the Dead tunes or the R&B, funk, and soul of the Candymakers, we're certain you'll have a blast.


SophistafunkEnjoy the spoken-word artistry, old-school hip hop, and funky rhythms of New York's Sophistafunk on Saturday evening at RME! Don't miss this rare opportunity to groove to Sophistafunk live while they're in the QC. RME will also host the Winter Blues Jam on Saturday along with fellow local indie/pop act HighFives & Handshakes.  Stop in for the Community Drum Circle with the kids, too.

 

Take part in a docent-guided tour of the exhibition Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum at the Figge Art Museum this Sunday. Converse about the art while trained docents answer any questions you may have. Don't forget to check out the many other current exhibitions like the 2012 College Invitational or the Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View, while you still have the chance!

 

If you're hungry Monday, hit up Rhythm City for the New Year's Eve Buffet where you can enjoy prime rib and crab legs!  If you missed the buffet at Rhythm City Casino on New Years Eve, stop in Tuesday for a fabulous Brunch with live entertainment by Jordan Danielsen.

 

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Of course, many of our bars and restaurants will be featuring a variety of New Year's Eve parties and specials throughout downtown, too.  Have you downloaded our App yet to have this handy list on the go?  Download our Android App or our iPhone App today!

 

Have a safe and happy New Year!

 

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: December 27 - January 2


Thursday, December 27

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, Ice

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

Price: $10

Website

 

Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; 8:15p.m.-10:15 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

Reid Brooks
Where: River Music Experience
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

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

Friday, December 28

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

Website


Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ; 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. ; 8:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Saturday, December 29

 

$20,000 Cash is King Drawing

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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
Community Drum Circle
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Price: $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 12 and under

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ; 8:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

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: Picturing Identity: The Allure of Portraiture

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: 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

 

Highfives & Handshakes with Fairhaven and The Statistix

Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall

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

Price: $5

Website

Live Lunch with Har-Di-Har

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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Mike Cochrane

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time:  Noon - 2:00 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

River City 6

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Website

 

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
Website

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Sophistafunk

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Doors: 7:30 p.m. / Show: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

Winter Blues Jam

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

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

Price: $5

Website

 

Sunday, December 30

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Over 30 Hockey

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Stick n Puck

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

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: Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

 

Monday, December 31

 

Celebrate New Years Eve at the Blackhawk!

Where: Blackhawk Hotel

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Price: $125/person, (special celebrate and stay package $399/couple)

Website

 

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

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

Price: $3 Margaritas and $5 Tacos

Website

 

New Years Eve Buffet

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: $9

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

 

NYE Bash with The Candymakers and The Greatest Story Ever Told

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors: 8:00 p.m. / Show: 9:30 p.m.

Price: $15 in adv./ $20 day of show

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ; 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Ring in the New Year with a Red Eye Breakfast!

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: $5

Website

 

Tuesday, January 1

Celebrate the new Year with a Fabulous Brunch!

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Price: $5

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

 

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

 

Wednesday, January 2

 

Attack of the Casks

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge Ice

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

Price: $10

Website

 

Drop-In Soccer

Where: River's Edge Turf

Time: Noon - 2:00 p.m. ; 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Website

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

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

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. ; 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

Website

 

RME Open Mic & Jam

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Women's Soccer

Where: River's Edge Turf

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Website

 

 
Explore the History Behind Inaugural Addresses, at Rock Island Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Thursday, 27 December 2012 14:09

Rock Island, IL: With the nation’s 55th presidential inaugural address nearing on Jan. 21, the Rock Island Library has announced a special program to help put the event into its historical perspective.

“American Identity in the Inaugural Address” will be presented at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street, by Dr. Steve Klien of the Communication Studies Department of Augustana College.

For nearly 224 years, the inauguration of newly elected presidents has been an important national ritual celebrating American democracy. Inaugural addresses delivered by Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy have been among the most powerful and important orations in US history. Dr. Klien will discuss the role of these speeches in shaping American political and cultural identity.

Dr. Klien teaches courses in political communication, rhetorical theory and criticism, media studies, and communication research, including “Communication, Politics, and Citizenship” (an introduction to political communication and rhetorical studies), and “Critical Analysis of Messages” (a course in the rhetorical criticism of public address.)

The program is free and open to the public. For more news about Rock Island Public Library events, visit www.rockislandlibrary.org, call 309-732-7323 (READ) or follow the Rock Island Library on Facebook and Twitter. A monthly calendar of library events is available online and at Rock Island Library locations.

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Vigil in Remembrance of Newtown, Connecticut victims PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Glenn Kass   
Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:04
A vigil is being organized to remember Newtown, CT. This effort has grown from the Rock Island and Bettendorf Rotary clubs, but is open to all, not just members of Rotary. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Glenn Kass, Publicity Chair - Bettendorf Rotary, at (309) 269-3634.

WHO: Quad City Rotary Clubs
WHAT: Vigil for Newtown, CT - Open to all from the QCA
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 14th, 2013 - 6:30 PM
WHERE: Modern Woodmen Park
WHY: To remember and support Newtown, CT and it's ongoing recovery from the horrific events of Dec. 14, 2012. The Newtown Rotary Club, Established 1939, has been working within its own community to assist with long- and short-term needs for families, children, and first responders that were impacted. Rock Island and Bettendorf Rotarians are joining to direct attention for these efforts. There is a link to a Facebook event at www.facebook.com/bettendorfrotary. Newtown Rotary has established a 501(c)3 fund that will go directly to those impacted and will also lead to scholarships named for each of the victims. Full info on that fund and the use of donations is available via a link at www.bettendorfrotary.com/sandy-hook-elementary.

 
Jason’s Box Presents PTSD/TBI in the Church PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stephanie Burrough   
Thursday, 20 December 2012 12:51
Where:
Jardine Auditorium, Trinity Medical Center
2701 17th St
Rock Island, IL 61201
When:
January 9th, 2013
1-3pm
Cost:
Free
During this event sponsored by Jason's Box, the Robert Young Center and Vera French Community Mental Health, speaker Rev. Scott Fluegel, Army Chaplain, will discuss PTSD & TBI in the Church in an effort to provide Clergy with a basic definition of Combat Trauma/PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as well as an understanding of the needs that Combat Veterans and their families face upon return from duties overseas.  This presentation will also offer insights into the appropriate interventions and an understanding of the Clergy person's role in PTSD Management, in addition to stating how their local Congregation can also help meet those needs.

 
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