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AAMI develops two new traveling exhibits PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Grant Stevens   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 07:07
(CEDAR RAPIDS, IA) – The African American Museum of Iowa (AAMI) is proud to announce the creation of two new traveling exhibits: “The Only One” and “Against All Odds: The Life of George Washington Carver.”
Both portable exhibits include large colored panels (retractable for easy transportation) that can be displayed individually or as a group. These exhibits are available free of charge for use in groups or organizations in Iowa. Previous traveling exhibit locations include libraries, government buildings, colleges, and business offices.
Based on the AAMI’s 2012 temporary exhibit of the same name, “The Only One” explores the experiences of Iowans who have been the only African Americans on sports teams, in classrooms, at work and more.  Learn about Alexander Clark, who integrated Iowa schools in 1868 when his daughter Susan enrolled in Muscatine Grammar School #2 or Louis Dade, who won the Iowa Amateur Golf title in 1939 despite being denied access to the Fort Madison Country Club. The three panels of this exhibit specifically focus on social situations, education, and sports.
Funding for “The Only One” travelling exhibit was provided by generous donations from the AEGON Transamerica Foundation, Rockwell Collins, Roy J. Carver Trust, Alliant Energy, General Mills, P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Community Foundation, Sisters of Mercy, State Historical Society of Iowa: Historical Resource Development Program and Tom and Nan Riley.
“Against All Odds: The Life of George Washington Carver” is a four panel exhibit that follows the life and accomplishments of the famous scientist. From his humble beginnings near Diamond, MO to his career as head of the Agricultural Department at the Tuskegee Institute, Carver had a profound impact on agricultural techniques and innovations that continue to shape our world today. The four panels of this exhibit focus on Carver’s early life, his education at Simpson College and Iowa State University, his time at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, and his later work in agricultural science.
Funding for “Against All Odds: The Life of George Washington Carver” was provided by generous donations from Dr. Geraldine Felton, James Graham, and Susan Kuecker, and the State Historical Society, Inc.
To reserve panels from either of these exhibits for a group or organization, contact Assistant Educator Tenika Johnson via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at 319-862-2101 ext. 226.
For more information on this or other programs, please visit the African American Museum of Iowa website at www.blackiowa.org or call 319-862-2101 ext. 223.  The AAMI is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is located at 55 - 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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Davenport Family History Center Open House PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Thompson   
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 07:17

The Davenport, Iowa, Family History Center is dedicated to the research of family history and genealogy.  The Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an Open House.

August 11, 2012

10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

4929 Wisconsin Ave, Davenport, Iowa 52806

Light refreshments will be served.

Regular Family History Center hours are Tuesdays 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  The Family History Center is closed on Sundays, Mondays, Fridays and most holidays.

 
June 14th. 2012 " New Theology: Religion as Artistic Symbolic Consciousness" by Michael Rosenthal. I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 11 June 2012 08:43
June 14th 2012.  7.00 p.m.
Independent Scholars' Evenings :
" New Theology: Religion as Artistic Symbolic Consciousness"
‘We have spent years pursuing the Linguistics Turn’: Gustav Bergmann, The
University of Iowa.
But the era of textual study is over.
We are now on the path of Archeology and the Symbolic Turn : Art, Music, Dance,
Hollywood, Internet, the Mayan Calander.
Another in his ongoing series of lectures on Consciousness
By
Michael Rosenthal.
Presenter Michael Rosenthal has completed extensive graduate work in theology,
philosophy and psychology at the St. Paul Seminary and the University of Iowa
and Western Illinois University.
Please attend.  Free and open to the public.
The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.
7.00 p.m
second floor of The Moline Club building . Above the Phoenix.
1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.
309-762-9202 for The Institute.
light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
doors open at 6.30
Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at state and
federal level since 1996.

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.
www.qcinstitute.org
www.atthephoenix.com
www.themolinecommercialclub.com
www.themolineclub.com

 
Davenport Parks and Recreation Family Movie Night! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Monday, 11 June 2012 08:15
Davenport Junior Theater is thrilled to host a Movie Night as part of the Family Friday Night Series.  On the second Friday of each month, your family can join us for pizza, lemonade, and a movie in our very own Nighswander Theater.  All movies are rated PG and are for all ages.  And the best part - FREE POPCORN!
Register in advance online for only: $2.50 or pay at the door: $4.00

Happy Feet - Friday, July 13 - 6:00 pm - Junior Theater, 2815 Eastern Avenue

Hook - Friday, August 10 - 6:00 pm - Junior Theater, 2815 Eastern Avenue

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 08 June 2012 14:57
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Hello!

bandshell Last week we enjoyed the debut of Friday Live at 5, and we're excited to announce that Music on the Levee is also returning for the summer at the newly renovated LeClaire Park Bandshell!  The Josh Duffee Orchestra starts the Sunday series with a free show in the park.

 

Don't miss BeeRME for Music, the fourth annual beer tasting fundraiser for River Music Experience!  This event features a large array of local and regional beers, hour d' oeuvres, and live music by Curtis Hawkins Band.  Plan to have a good time for a great cause!

 

Learn about the history of brewing at the "Suds!" Exhibit at German American Heritage Center! The exhibit opens on Sunday with a lecture about the history of Prohibition in Iowa from Father George McDaniel of St. Ambrose University.  Across the street, plan to take in a River Bandits game when they return home on Tuesday and Wednesday.


Miss Iowa takes over the Adler Theatre on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.  This state-wide competition features young ladies competing for the opportunity to move on to Miss America.  Also, I AM Productions will present Issues of Life at the RiverCenter this Friday and Saturday.

 

The Figge ushers in the new Waxing Poetic exhibit on Saturday and brings the Locating Place exhibit to a close Sunday!  Learn more about the unique relationship between art and poetry.  In addition to Thursdays at the Figge, a sold out "Wine & Art!" kicks off the week tonight!  The Museum Tour allows a great time to explore on Sunday afternoons.

 

RME will also host The Coop with Brothers Rage on the Redstone Room stage Friday night!  The forward-thinking band's core sound is driven by breakbeat, dub, and jazz.  Friday Live at 5 this week features the Jason Carl Band, and be sure to visit RME to see MASQC, 45 on High, and Retro Ron, as well.  Check out Songwriters in the Round, Live Lunch, and an Open Mic Night, too.

 

Enjoy even more live music at Rhythm City Casino this weekend during performances by Adam Beck and Meet the Press.

 

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: June 7 - June 13


Thursday, June 7

$2,800 Bank It Blackjack Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Registration 5 p.m. Tournament 6 p.m.

Price: $20 entry fee

Website

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Brady Street Pub Lunch Specials & Happy Hour

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: Lunch specials every weekday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Time: Happy Hour specials every weekday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Time: Sunday, drink specials all day

Prices: See website

Website

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $10

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with LoJo Russo

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

MASQC

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Miss Iowa

Where: Adler Theatre

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $32

Website

 

Million Points Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:00 a.m., Noon, and 2:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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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: 6:00 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

 

Wine & Art!

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: $15

Website

 

Friday, June 8

$25,000 Power Hour Hot Seat Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 5:30 p.m - 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Website

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45 on High

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Adam Beck

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

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

Price: N/A

Website

 

Cellarman's Series: Firkin Friday!

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Friday Live at 5 Featuring Jason Carl Band Sponsored by Betty, Neuman & McMahon, PLC

Where: River Music Experience Courtyard

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Issues of Life presented by I AM Productions

Where: RiverCenter, Great Hall

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $22 advance; $27 day of show; $32 VIP

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Tony Hoeppner

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Miss Iowa

Where: Adler Theatre

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $32

Website

 

The Coop with Brothers Rage

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: $7

Website

 

Saturday, June 9

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

Website

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Brewery Tours

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

Exhibition: David Plowden's Iowa

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 Opens: Waxing Poetic: Exploring Expression in Art

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), 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

 

Gift Cards Galore

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: All Day

Price: FREE

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Issues of Life presented by I AM Productions

Where: RiverCenter, Great Hall

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $22 advance; $27 day of show; $32 VIP

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Dave Smith

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Meet the Press

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Miss Iowa

Where: Adler Theatre

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $42

Website

 

Retro Ron

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

BeeRME for Music presented by Crawford Company & Northwest Bank and Trust

Where: River Music Experience, Second Floor

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: $18 advance; $25 day of event

Website

 

Songwriters in the Round

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Sunday, June 10

 

$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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Exhibition Closes: Locating Place: Perceptions of Space in 20th Century Photography

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m.

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

Website

 

Exhibition Opens: Suds: History of Brewing

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($5), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Music on the Levee: Josh Duffee Orchestra - Big Band

Where: Bandshell, LeClaire Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Prohibition in Iowa

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($5), or FREE with membership

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: Sundays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

Website

 

Monday, June 11

2 Times Points Plus

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

Website

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DAGOBAH

Where: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Happy Hour

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: $1 Drink Specials

Website

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Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.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

 

Tuesday, June 12

 

Acoustic Music Club

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $10

Website

 

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

Website

 

Happy Hour

 
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