January 26th - Le Claire 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
to First Central Bank, 563-289-2265
, or email Debbie Mulvania,
- $30 per person paid in advance. Please make checks payable to: LeClaire Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 35, LeClaire, IA 52753. Please contact Debbie Mulvania by Tuesday, January 22, if you would like to donate an auction item for the Annual Dinner.
It is time again to join or to renew your membership with the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce! Please see the attached form to complete and return with your payment by January 31, 2013. Thank you for your current and past membership, and certainly let us know if you have any questions in regard to your membership or about the Chamber in general. Let’s have a Great 2013! After all – “It is all there….In LeClaire!”
January 18th-21st – Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Weekend! Welcome visitors to LeClaire’s shops, hotels, restaurants and other establishments!
January 19th - LeClaire Lions Club Annual Blood Drive facilitated by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center - 7:00 to 11:00 AM in the Bridgeview Elementary School Cafeteria. Any first-time or long-time blood donors are welcome. Snacks and beverages will be provided to donors that morning. Please contact Tony Hiatt at 563-332-0215 to sign up for an appointment to donate.
January 19th: Family Night – LeClaire Rec Center - Indoor Recess, Open Gym for the Whole Family, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Board games, card games, sports and more! The 3rd Saturday of each month. All events are $2 per person 4 years old and older (unless otherwise specified), concessions extra. Please check our Facebook page for updates or changes to events. Also from 3-8pm: drop in sign up for Youth soccer, volleyball, and basketball at the LeClaire Rec Center. Details and forms can be found at: www.leclairereccenter.com.
January 28th – Economic Development Meeting (Rescheduled due to holiday January 21st) Great River Financial – 8:00 a.m.
Save the Date
February 1st – First Friday - Downtown LeClaire
– 5-8 p.m. Food and Beverage Samples at Mississippi River Distilling Company www.mrdistilling.com
Wine samples at Wide River Winery Serving dips paired with our award winning locally made wines. Recipes available and FREE samples. www.wideriverwinery.com
Restaurants and several shops will be open late!
February 8th – Reusable Usables NEW Freezer Meal Workshop 6:30 PM. Cooking is MUCH more fun with friends!! Let’s get together and make enough meals to fill our freezers! Bring your bags filled with designated “protein” and other groceries. You go home with 10 meals, each feeding a family of 4-6, ready to freeze (with leftover Wildtree products to make more freezer recipes or use on your own.) You’ll also go home with side dish recipes to either accompany your freezer meals or use with other meals…and the peace of mind of knowing that dinner is already DONE! Just thaw, cook and enjoy! $73 (includes all Wildtree products, recipes and shipping) To register, reserve your spot by 1/23/13 and Purchase the “Crockpot Meals” Workshop by 1/23/13. Contact Kate Ramsdell
•www.mywildtree.com/katewildtree/ (This is an “Adults Only” event.)
February 9th - Trivia Night - LeClaire Civic Center benefiting the Coe Noack Memorial Scholarship. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with trivia starting at 7 p.m. Participants may bring beer, wine, snacks and soda. Water and snacks will also be for sale. Up to eight people per table. $10 per person with a $50 table minimum. Everyone will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Contact Chris at
or 563-505-6703 for reservations or information. Don't have enough for a full table? Come anyway and we can put you on a table that needs people!
February 24th - The Buffalo Bill Museum will Celebrate Buffalo Bill's Birthday! 12 noon to 4 p.m. (closing). Refreshments, free admission, and a "Buffalo Bill & Annie Oakley Look-Alike Contest" for children (Judging at 2pm). Hope to see everyone there! www.buffalobillmuseumleclaire.com
Please note – the Chamber has a new email address -
If you would like to share information about events, promotions, news, etc., with Tourism, please send an email to
. Your information will be shared with Shopkeepers, the Chamber and the Tourism Board and will be promoted on Facebook and in monthly emails.
The folks at Buffalo Bill Museum hope to see you over the winter! 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 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.
Reusable Usables Planet Green After School Classes for kids Ages 6-12. Tuesday's & Thursday's 4:00-5:30 p.m. Learn creative fun ways to respect our planet with hands on eco-friendly art and educational activities based on the Iowa DNR Planet Patrol Series. Limit 25 per class. Thanks to Iowa DNR SWAP Grant funding.
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:
February 9th - Coe Noack Memorial Scholarship
March 9th – Hosted by First Presbyterian Church - Hurricane Sandy Victims
April 6th - LeClaire Little League
May 4th - LeClaire Lions
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
Spring 2013 - Spring Fling Easter Egg Hunt ( Hollyhock Park )
Spring 2013 – Cinco de Mayo
May 18, 2013 -French Market Days - Plant exchange, sale benefiting Parks Dept.
Summer 2013 - City-Wide Water Explosion ( Hollyhock Park )
Summer 2013 - Bike Parade & Decorating
August 9-11, 2013 – Tug Fest
October 13, 2013 – Apple Fest
www.LeClaireChamber.com and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!