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HO! HO! HO! SANTA IS COMING TO THE DAVENPORT LIBRARY! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Hart   
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 14:21

He’s made his list and he’s checked it twice; now Santa’s ready to visit the Davenport Public Library this holiday season.  Santa’s been here once already this year and is making two more special trips to the Main Street Library (321 Main Street) on Saturday, December 8 and 15, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; and from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 pm. each day.  Due to Mr. Claus’ popularity, we ask that all families are in line no later than 2:15 p.m.

Parents can bring their cameras to take pictures, and there will be goodies for the kids.  Make sure to come early for a chance to see Santa pull up in his amazing Santamobile!

Wells Fargo Bank and Davenport Printing Company sponsor this merry event. For more information call (563) 326-7832.

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Help Feed the Need! Holiday Train Returns to Davenport on December 6th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Anne Wachal   
Monday, 03 December 2012 11:30

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolls into Davenport's Florian Keen Parking Lot (W River Dr @ Western St) on Thursday, December 6th.


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Join the community – all in the name of HUNGER. This special decorated Holiday Train will light up the tracks. Once it stops, the door will swing open on the stage car for the Canadian artists to perform.

This is a great way to kick off the holiday season AND help feed the area's hungry. All donations benefit the 24 local food pantries of Churches United.

Admission is a non-perishable food item or cash.

Could your group, business or organization – faith based or not – hold a food drive and bring it to the Holiday Train on the 6th? Be part of the whole community to HELP FEED THE NEED.

For more information, please contact Churches United at 563-332-5002.

 
QC Residents Drop Banner To Bring Attention to Fiscal Cliff issue PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Veronica Resa   
Monday, 03 December 2012 11:18

Residents ask  Rep. Bobby Schilling to protect middle class tax cuts. A recent CNN poll reports that the public sees the looming “fiscal cliff” as a serious crisis for the nation.

Local residents will drop a large banner today (12-3-12) asking  Bobby Schilling to support extending the middle class tax cuts.

The banner will be dropped at 4:30 p.m. C.S.T. in Moline, Illinois

Location: On John Deere Road (between 7th and 16th Street) along fence at walkway overpass.

Please note:  Residents are not able to speak with Bobby Schilling about important issues such as this because Schilling has chosen to close his Moline Congressional District office.

 
VANDER VEER CONSERVATORY HOLIDAY SHOW OPENS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ron Summers   
Friday, 30 November 2012 16:10
Davenport, Iowa, November 30, 2012 – Vander Veer Botanical Park Conservatory’s annual Holiday Floral Show will open tomorrow, Saturday, December 1. The traditional display will feature thousands of poinsettias and many lighted evergreens in the historic and popular conservatory. Show dates are December 1st through January 12th. The conservatory is open Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm, Saturday: 10am - 8pm, and Sunday: 10am - 4pm, closed on Mondays. Admission is only $1 and is free for kids 16 and under. Other sponsors for the show are Friends of Vander Veer, Green Thumbers, and Menards.

The Holiday Floral Show has been a tradition in the Quad Cities for generations. Many parents that will take their children to the Conservatory this holiday season have photos of themselves as children at earlier shows. The festive display is a traditional way for others to kick off the holiday season.

Since its establishment in 1885, gardens and floral displays have been a tradition at this beautiful 33 acre park, inviting visitors to stroll from the Conservatory to the Stone Fountain. The park grounds are home to an extensive collection of gardens and trees, including many planted during the early 1890's New at the park this year is the Enabling Garden. The Enabling Garden is an accessible garden and features plantings that stimulate all the senses, and includes planting beds and containers raised for comfortable reach. This accessible garden can be used by persons of any age or ability and includes garden elements that appeal to all five senses. The gardens are designed to improve and maintain the physical mental and social health of everyone.

Vander Veer Botanical Park is located at 215 W Central Park in Davenport.

 
Downtown Davenport Weekly Events Nov 29-Dec 3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 30 November 2012 06:54
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Hello!

The Adler will host to back to back hits this weekend! The Quad City

Symphony Orchestra performs Shakespeare in Concert on Saturday with sounds inspired by works ranging from Romeo and Juliet to a Midsummer Night's Dream. On Sunday, an international cast of over 30 multi-talented and brilliantly costumed artists come to life when Lujack Lexus presents Cirque Dreams Holidaze. See gingerbread men flipping mid air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires and more!

 

Treat yourself to Trampled Under Foot this Saturday at River Music Experience and hear the songs that won first place in the 2008 International Blues Challenge! While on the Blues kick, be sure to hear the artistic voice of Maggie Brown Thursday, too. If you prefer your rock a little harder, check out Dynoride with The Post Mortems, My Pal Trigger, and 9th St. Memory. RME will also feature River Prairie Minstrels , Blues Cafe, or and Open Mic & Jam.

 

Handmade City Doing some holiday shopping but want nothing but completely unique and awesome gifts? Shop local during the Handmade City 5 Arts & Crafts Show at Bucktown!  With 33 amazingly talented vendors plus Bucktown's own shops, we're certain you'll find the perfect gift. Of course, there are many other great retailers downtown too, so be sure to stop in all of our stores while you're here.

 

The Figge Art Museum is thanking all members this weekend during their Member Appreciation Weekend. Members enjoy double discounts in the Museum store and free gift wrapping all weekend long. Guests of members attending Sunday's tour of Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum also receive FREE admission to the museum. Brush up on your quilt-making skills by attending the Quilt Workshop Saturday, too!

 

Looking for more tunes? The German American Heritage Center hosts its annual Christmas Concert with the Davenport Zither Ensemble on Sunday, featuring special guests the Bee Sharp Vocal Ensemble from St. Ambrose University. River City 6 makes their way back for a performance at Rhythm City Casino as well on Friday, while Lee Blackmon takes the stage Saturday.  River Action will be hosting the first of the season's Chili Loop Rides.  Enjoy our local bike trails and top it off with hot soup at the Freight House Farmers Market, as well.

 

Bring along some canned food to donate to the local food pantry when you head out to Great River Brewery for the tapping of the Abbey Ale Saturday. While you're at it, make a difference by leaving donations for Toys for Tots in the Brewer's Lounge.  Saturday,  River Action will be hosting the first of the season's Chili Loop Rides.  Enjoy our local bike trails and then top it off with some hot soup at the Freight House Farmers Market.

 

Love a good game of pool?   Don't miss the MPA Pool Tournament starting on Wednesday at the River Center.  Stay tuned for more details on this big event next week!

 

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: November 29 - December 5


Thursday, November 29

 

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Davenport String Ensemble

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

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

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

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

Price: $10

Website

 

"History of Portraiture"

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

Jon Wayne and The Pain

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

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

Price: $7

Website

 

Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website


Live Lunch with Randy Leasman
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Mens Rec Soccer
Where: River's Edge Turf
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.

MVBS Presents Maggie Brown
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Public Skate
Where: River's Edge, Ice
Time: 1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

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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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, November 30

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

Website

 

Dynoride with The Post Mortems, My Pal Trigger, and 9th St. Memory

Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall

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

Price: $5

Website

 

Future Rock

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 9:00 p.m. / Show 10:00 p.m.

Price: $10 in adv., $12 day of show

Website

 

Live Lunch with Chris North

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music - John Wasem

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

River City 6
Where: Rhythm City Casino Lobby
Time: 7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Saturday, December 1

 

$20,000 Cash is King Drawing

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Abbey Ale Tapping

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: accepting canned foods to donate to local food party

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
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

 

Handmade City 5 Arts & Crafts Show

Where: Bucktown
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Holiday Origami Cards with Japanese Brush Writing Workshop

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Price: $35/member, $40/non-member, $20 materials fee payable to instructor

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music -  John Wasem

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Show: Franti Project

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 9:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Lee Blackmon

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Website

 

Member Appreciation Weekend

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership (double discounts and free gift wrapping!)

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 Ice

Time:  2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterwork Series: Shakespeare in Concert

Where: The Adler Theater

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $10, $23, $32, $42, $35

Website

Quilt Workshop

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

 

River Prairie Minstrels

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

RME Guitar Circle

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 2:00 pm. - 3:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
Website

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Trampled Under Foot

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

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

Price: $10 in adv., $12 day of

Website

 

Sunday, December 2

 

$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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Christmas Concert with the Davenport Zither Ensemble

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: $5 Admission or FREE for members

Website

 

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Where: The Adler Theater
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $37, $47, $57

Documentary Film Series: Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Member Appreciation Weekend
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership (member guests FREE admission to 1:30 p.m. tour)

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: 10:00 a.m. - Noon; 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Stick n Puck

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 5:00 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 (and for members' guests)

Website

 

Monday, December 3

 

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 Ice

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

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Tuesday, December 4

 

Acoustic Music Club

Where: River Music Experience, RME Cafe

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Blues Cafe

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

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

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $10

Website

 

Drop-In Soccer

Where: River's Edge Turf

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

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market
Where: Freight House Building and Parking Lot
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: FREE

Website

 

It's Firkin Tuesday!

Where: Barrel House 211

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

Price: $3 Burger baskets

Website

 

Men's Soccer Competitive

Where: River's Edge Turf

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

Website

 

Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Wednesday, December 5

 

Attack of the Casks

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

 

Drop-In Soccer

Where: River's Edge Turf

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

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Midwest Poolplayers Association Singles & Team Pool Tournament

Where: The RiverCenter, Great Hall

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Price: $50-$90/Open Singles Divisions; $250/Open Team Division

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

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 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. - 10:00 p.m.

Website

 
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