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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

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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

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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
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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

 
Wapsi River Environmental Education Center Events PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Granger   
Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:52

WINTER BIRD FEEDING CLASS PLANNED

On Thursday, December 6th, 2012 there were be a Winter Bird Feeding class held at the Scott County Library System (Eldridge Branch) at 4:30 P.M.

Come join us for a lesson on how to feed the birds this winter. Our feathered friends need a little help with the cold temperatures and wintery conditions. Learn how to help our feathered friends with a make-n-take feeder. Family fun for everyone! Contact librarian Christine Garrow at (563) 285-4794 to register.

Note: This program will be held at the Scott County Library in Eldridge, Iowa (200 North Sixth Avenue, Eldridge, Iowa 52748.

NATURAL WREATH CLASS PLANNED

On Saturday December 8th, 2012, from 10am until Noon, a Natural Wreaths class will be held at the Wapsi River Center ~ Come learn how to use natural items to make beautiful seasonal wreaths. Grapevines, pinecones, evergreen cuttings, seeds, nuts and berries can add a touch of the outdoors to anyone’s decorating needs this season. Please call to register, as space is limited to 12 participants ~ (563) 328-3286.

The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center can be found 6 miles south of Wheatland or 1 mile northwest of Dixon, Iowa by taking County Road Y4E. Then turn north at 52nd Avenue and follow the signs for about 1 mile.

 
Super Storm Sandy Relief Drive Hurricane Relief PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 08:36

A Super Storm Sandy Relief Drive will be held in downtown Davenport Tuesday, November 27 and donations can be dropped off from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at a tractor trailer located on the north side of the RiverCenter on 3rd Street.

This great project is being led by Wilson Elementary School in partnership with Davenport Community School District, Hawkeye Movers & Atlas Van Lines, and the Downtown Davenport Partnership.  Jr. ROTC Marines representing Davenport High Schools will be assisting at the drop off site.

 

List of Needed Donations for Rebuilding Efforts:

Blankets, flashlights, batteries, gallon Ziploc bags, cleaning hardware - brooms, flat shovels, mops, face masks, goggles, work gloves, hard hats, hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar, baby/toddler food and formula, duct and scotch tape, toiletries, pluming, electrical supplies, etc.

Clothing supplies are no longer needed.

We hope you can join us to help the cause!

 
Augustana’s River Readings Welcomes Rising Writers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Emily Timmons   
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 08:35

Rock Island, IL/ Nov.27 2012 –Augustana College will continue its River Readings program on Thursday, Nov. 29 with fiction writer Peter Geye. Geye will introduce his newest book, The Lighthouse Road, and do a free reading followed by a reception and book signing. The event will be held at7 p.m. in Wallenberg Hall inside Denkmann Hall (3520 7th Ave). Every reading is open to the public and the campus community alike.

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“The River Readings series gives students and members of the Quad Cities community a chance to interact with both well-known and up-and-coming writers. It's not every day we get the opportunity to talk to someone whose work will appear in literature textbooks for generations to come.” –Dr. Kelly Daniels, River Readings coordinator.

Peter Geye was born and raised in Minneapolis, where he currently lives.  He received his BA from the University of Minnesota and his MFA from the University of New Orleans. At Western Michigan University, he received his PhD, edited Third Coast, and taught Creative Writing.  In the fall of 2010, he published his first book, Safe from the Sea (Unbridled Books), which won the 2010 Indie Lit Award for Fiction, as well as the 2010 Northeast Minnesota Book Award for Fiction.  Unbridled Books released Geye’s second book, The Lighthouse Road, in October of this year. A few copies of Geye’s books will be available for purchase after the reading.

For years Augustana has brought writers of poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction to campus from all corners of the country to present their work in a free reading on campus.  In the past, Augustana,has invited Marvin Bell, Gerald Stern, Jill Essbaum, and Carl Phillips, to share their work.  Later in this academic year, Augustana will host fiction writer Donald Ray Pollock on Thursday, Apr. 18.

 

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