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New Farmer’s Market and First Friday round out French Market Days in LeClaire, Iowa! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cindy Bruhn   
Friday, 25 April 2014 13:22

during French Market Days. It will run through October 25 on Saturdays from 3-6pm. Items for sale will include fresh, organic produce, free range eggs, heirloom seeds, plants, herbs, kettle corn, baked goods, artisan crafts, and other homegrown and handmade local goods. Monthly special events are in the planning stages including hands-on recycled art projects for the kids and musical entertainment. For more information or to download a vendor application, go to http://www.visitleclaire.com/leclaire_riverfront_farmers_market.html.

Annual French Market Days” will take place. This event will include “Tour de LeClaire” Big Wheel races for the kids sponsored by the River Valley Optimists Club, a French flea market and the farmers’ market on the Levee, lunch on the veranda of Vignettes with a scarf tying class, LeClaire Community Library book sale, plant sales, and more. Try your hand at making a Piano Roll Banner, a Book Page Wreath, or learn to professionally decorate cookies. French Market Days includes something for everyone – all ages and interests. Details and preregistration for the luncheon and classes can be found at http://www.visitleclaire.com/french_market_days.html

Danika Holmes will be performing in the courtyard at Wide River Winery. Details can be found at http://www.visitleclaire.com/events.html

A complete list of upcoming LeClaire events can be found at http://www.visitleclaire.com/events.html

LeClaire, Iowa is located at a point where the Mississippi River makes a sharp bend to the southwest. LeClaire's historic bond with the river and the bold men who tamed the Upper Rapids is still visible in the homes and buildings they left behind. On May 7, 1979, their homes were recognized as part of the nine-block Cody Road Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places. LeClaire’s other attractions include the Buffalo Bill Museum/Lone Star Stern Wheeler, Mississippi River Distilling Co., and Antique Archaeology, home of the American Pickers.

www.visitleclaire.com • 563-289-4242 x1135 • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 04/25/2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber   
Friday, 25 April 2014 13:14

The June 2014 Chamber Newsletter will soon be in production to be delivered to Every Business and Home within the 52753 zipcode area!! Advertising rates remain: 1/8 page: $75; ¼ page: $100; ½ page: $125; full page: $250. Just send your ad information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and we will forward it on to House of Print for you. Many of you signed up for each 2014 1/4ly issue and will get your 10% discount and may update your ad for June! No cost assistance in developing an advertisement is available through House of Print. If you would rather work with House of Print directly, send your ad to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and please copy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Deadline May 9th, 5:00 p.m. Chamber Members - Get the word out about your business or events and be ready for SUMMER!




April 25th - Masonic Center LeClaire - Taco Bar 6:30-7:30 proceeds to BSA Venture Crew 212

April 26th - "Country Breakfast" Masonic Center LeClaire - 8 a.m. - noon. Biscuits and Gravy, eggs and sausage, pancakes & coffee. Donation of $7.00 for adults, $3.50 for kids under 12. Sponsored by Silver Creek Order of the Eastern Star of LeClaire. Everyone is welcome!

Save the Date


May 2nd – First Friday in LeClaire

Mississippi River Distilling Company – Food and Spirit Tastings www.mrdistilling.com

Wide River Winery – Wine and Music on the Mississippi – Live, Danika Holmes, 5-8 p.m. www.wideriverwinery.com

Aunt Hattie’s – Come in for a red velvet cupcake!

Razzleberries – Booze cake while it lasts!

Restaurants and several shops will be open late!

May 2nd-3rd - French Market Days - LeClaire

Friday, May 2nd

Book Sale at LeClaire Community Library

*2-3pm: Piano Roll Banner Class includes supplies and refreshments.

*5:30pm: Book Page Wreath Class includes supplies and refreshments.

5:30-8pm: First Friday including Mississippi River Distilling Co.'s tour, food and drink sampling and live music in the courtyard at Wide River Winery, and much more!

10% discount at LeClaire hotels with breakfast included. Rest and refresh for Saturday's shopping and special classes.

Saturday, May 3rd

Mother's Day Shopping Specials

*9am-noon: Cookie decorating class. Learn to do professional cookie decorating and take some home! $35 at Medic EMS Community Room

10am-noon: Children's FREE "Tour de LeClaire" Big Wheel races on the Levee.

10am-4pm: French Flea Market on the Levee. Parking spaces full of treasures will be sold on the spot from the participants just like they do in Europe.

10am-4pm: Special art projects at Reusable Usables. Donations accepted.

3-6pm: LeClaire's Riverfront Farmer's Market includes fresh produce, artisan foods, and specialty snacks.

Book Sale at LeClaire Community Library - $1 bag day.

*Reservation and pre-payment required at www.visitleclaire.com For more information: www.visitleclaire.com

May 2nd – Bierstube Karaoke 9pm-1am


May 3rd - Our Lady of the River Catholic Church 3rd Annual Trivia Night 2800 216th Street Place, LeClaire, IA. Doors open at 6, trivia starts at 6:30. $10 per person. Drinks and Cinco de Mayo themed Food for sale. Participants may bring food and soda, beer or wine.  Ages 12 or older may play.  Door prizes, pay out to top 2 teams.  Proceeds will go to the Parish Hall Remodel Project.  Contact Janice at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (563)289-3232 for table reservations and more information.

May 3rd, 4th, 5th – Bierstube Cinco De Mayo Specials $3 Margaritas, $4 Chips and Queso and $8 Beef or German Nachos

May 5th – Cinco de Mayo – watch for events and specials at local businesses!

May 9th – Wide River Winery LeClaire – Music on the Mississippi The Old 57’s – 5-8 p.m.

May 9th - Bierstube Karaoke 9pm-1am

May 10th – Bierstube - Live Music The Fry Daddys 8pm- 12am

May 11th Bierstube – Mothers’ Day Brunch - $10- 8am -1pm. Breakfast menu available 7am-10:30am and lunch menu available at 10:30am.

May 13th – Chamber Networking Lunch – Blue Iguana LeClaire, noon. Everyone welcome!

May 14th - Spring Concert at the LeClaire Community Library with ‘Spiked Lobelia’. 6pm. Spiked Lobelia says they are both a prairie flower and a band, “Old time country/Irish/Bluegrass/eclectic goodness through & through”. Bring a snack and friends for this fun family-friendly event in the brick courtyard outside the library, weather permitting. (Rain location is inside the library).

May 16th - Wide River Winery LeClaire – Music on the Mississippi Jordan Danielsen, 5-8 p.m.

May 16th - Bierstube Karaoke 9pm-1am

May 17th - Go Fish "Kick off to Summer" Party! Live music by Keep off the Grass on the outdoor patio from 7-11pm. Princeton.

May 17th - Trivia Night Benefiting the LeClaire Lions Club LeClaire Civic Club. Doors open 6:30pm; game starts 7pm. $10 per person.  Bring your own, or purchase refreshments.

May 19th – Economic Development Meeting – City Hall – 8:00 a.m.

May 20th - First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire - Women’s Mini-Retreat 9:30 am to 12 noon, cost $6.Call Pastor Melody, 563-381-7777.

May 23rd - Wide River Winery LeClaire – Music on the Mississippi Olivia Dvorak, 5-8 p.m.

May 23rd – Bierstube - Live Music The Old 57's 9pm-1am

May 24th – Bierstube Karaoke 9pm-1am

May 30th - Wide River Winery LeClaire – Music on the Mississippi Pieces of Candy, 5-8 p.m.



Dr. Lisa Arndt, Arndt Chiropractic Center, Inc., Bettendorf, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Iowa Chiropractic Society for a second term. In addition, Dr. Arndt received the Director of the Year award for her service during the 2013-2014 term.


The LeClaire Tourism Board is now seeking applications for individuals interested in filling an upcoming vacancy on the Tourism Board representing retail. Board applications are available at City Hall during regular business hours or may be downloaded from the City’s website (home page, left-hand side). For this upcoming vacancy consideration, completed applications and any accompanying information must be received at City Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014. Any and all applications timely received will be reviewed by the Board and a decision will be made on June 2, 2014. Board position to begin on July 1, 2014. If anyone has any questions or if you need further information, please feel free to contact Cindy Bruhn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Celebration Belle 2014 Cruising Season April 2nd – October 31st.  Make reservations online at www.celebrationbelle.com or call 1-800-297-0034

Buffalo Bill Museum archives are now open to the public for research on local and regional history, genealogies and more!

August 10th – LeClaire Community Night, Modern Woodman Ball Park. Game time 5:00pm, River Bandits/Beloit Snappers. Mayor Bob Scannell will throw first pitch! A night to celebrate businesses and folks of Leclaire. Awards or special on-field recognition can be done followed by short video on mega-tron highlighting special places and faces in LeClaire filmed the week before. Businesses or groups interested in participating may contact Amanda Henzen, Account Executive and Director of Merchandise 563.333.2729 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

LeClaire Information Center Volunteers Needed! Contact Cindy Bruhn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-650-7963 to volunteer.

Visit the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce website www.leclairechamber.com and see us on Facebook!

If you would like to attend a Chamber Board Meeting in order to present a topic, please contact the Board in advance at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in order to be included an upcoming agenda. Board Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month.


Commercial Property Available - 1295 and 1297 Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire, Iowa. Please call: Mike Burke - Mel Foster Co. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Mobile: 563-349-2705, Direct: 563-823-5272

Commercial Space for Sale or Lease/Purchase – 204 Jones St. - Call 563-370-2386 for more information. Will show by appointment. Commercially zoned only.

Park Run Apartments/Newbury Living complex - 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Available - 1701 Iowa Drive, LeClaire, Iowa 52753. 1 BR, 2 BR or 3 BR unit. Call (563) 289-5159 more information today!

Do you have Residential or Commercial property available? Please contact the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with a property description, complete contact information including phone numbers and rental or purchase pricing.

LeClaire Events Coming Up!

June 6-7 - City Wide Garage Sales

August - Tug Fest

October 12- Apple Fest

October - Witch's Walk

December - Christmas in LeClaire

Exciting line-up of events in May PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCCVB   
Friday, 25 April 2014 08:38

Putnam Museum Opens New Science Center

The new Science Center at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa, is comprised of a variety of 45 fun, hands-on interactive stations dedicated to key aspects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The "Innovation" section, for example, showcases aerospace, robotics, architecture and structure, design and engineering, film and music. The "How Things Work" section immerses visitors in simple machines, electricity and magnets, and light and sound.

Artists Shine in May

Celebrate the creative lives of artists John & Isabel Bloom who studied under Grant Wood, with the Village in Bloom Festival of the Arts on Saturday, May 3rd from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Village of East Davenport, Davenport, Iowa. The Festival features the fine art and performance art of local artists and performers. Performance venues include an outdoor stage, indoor theater, park, and the historic East Village Fire Station.

On Saturday, May 10 from 6-10 pm, Venus Envy takes place at Bucktown Center for the Arts in downtown Davenport, Iowa. The event is a celebration of female creativity, showcased through the art demonstrations of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, multimedia installations, and written and spoken word.

The District in downtown Rock Island, Illinois, presents "Dirty Art" on Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25 from 12-6 p.m. each day. This brand-new, two-day interactive free art event allows visitors the opportunity to be part of the creation of art by actually doing and getting their hands "Dirty" in the process. In addition to "Dirty Art," The District will also present the "1st Annual District Peepshow" – a sculpture competition featuring works of art made with the popular marshmallow Peeps.

More Art Activities in May

  • Gallery Hop! takes place on Friday, May 2nd from 6-10 p.m. with artists on-site in the downtown businesses in The District in downtown Rock Island, Illinois.
  • Take a drive to visit more than 30 artists at their studios during the Mississippi River Valley Art Drive on May 2-3. Get the map at www.mrvad.com.
  • Discover artistic treasures at the free Beaux Arts Fair. Artists come from across the country to set up shop on the Figge Art Museum Plaza in downtown Davenport, Iowa, on May 10-11.

Announcing The Salvation Army Davenport Corps Community Center’s A Taste of the Caribbean Night PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:46

Davenport, IA – The Salvation Army Davenport Corps Community Center located at 3400 W. Central Park Avenue will be hosting the 4th Annual ”A Taste of the Caribbean” Night on Thursday, April 24th, 5:00pm through 7:00pm.

As the dinner’s theme suggests, there will be authentic Jamaican food including Jerk Chicken/Barbeque Chicken, Salad, Festivals and Rice & Peas. Delicious homemade desserts will be on sale. Come enjoy the great food, fun, festivities and music!

There is a $6.00 charge per ticket at the door ($5.00 in advance); and a $2.00 charge for children 2-4 years old. The proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army’s World Missions efforts around the world.

Please call The Salvation Army at 563-391-5325 with any questions.

Public Meeting by Davenport Parks and Recreation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks and Recreation   
Thursday, 24 April 2014 09:02

At Davenport Parks and Recreation, we strive to constantly improve the experience of our customers at each of our parks facilities and golf courses.  As a part of reaching that goal, we are inviting citizens to a presentation and discussion on a new trend around the country called "FootGolf".  This possible addition to our community is an opportunity to increase participation and revenues for the golf facilities, as well as provide a great new activity for many ages and families.  Please join us to learn more about this new sport.

We welcome your feedback to help us provide a better experience at Davenport Golf Courses and Park Facilities.

The meeting and presentation will be at:

5:30 pm

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nighswander Junior Theatre

Annie Wittenmyer Complex

2822 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, Iowa 52803


If you have questions about the meeting, please contact Parks and Recreation at 563-328-PARK (7275).

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