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R.I. Library Summer Events PDF Print E-mail
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Written by R.I. Public Library   
Monday, 04 June 2012 14:09
Summer/Holiday Hours

Summer Hours start Saturday, May 26 at all Rock Island Libraries. The Main, 30/31 and Southwest Branches close at 1:00 pm on Saturdays, May 26 through Sept. 1.

 

Rock Island Libraries are closed Monday, May 28 for the holiday. Please have a happy and safe Memorial Day.

Part 4 of the Arab-Israeli Series is May 29

Professor and historian Dr. Art Pitz will continue his discussions of the Middle East on May 29 at the Rock Island Main Library. This is the last lecture in the four-part series at the Moline and Rock Island Libraries. Tuesday's topic is: "Can Israel Negotiate with any Palestinian Government?"

 

The free presentation is at 6:00 pm. No registration is required.

 

The 2012 series is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, the Rock Island Public Library Foundation, and the Friends of the Moline Public Library.

Bite into delicious summer activities, starting June 4!

books on a plate illustration Summer Reading starts Monday, June 4 at all Rock Island Libraries, and with themes such as Reading is So Delicious, Feed Your Mind: READ and Books are Brain Food, the library is cooking up a summer stacked high with fun and reading.

 

The library is "serving up" food-themed reading contests and more than 103 events for children, teens and adults. Activities begin Monday, June 4, with reading logs and entries due back to the library by Friday, July 27.

 

To see the entire list of events, see "Summer @ Your Library" on the library website.

 

Summer Reading events and prizes sponsored by Friends of the Rock Island Public Library, Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District (Southwest Branch events) and the Rock Island Public Library Foundation (summer art and drama.)

 

Reading is So Delicious for Kids

 

The delicious selection of things for kids to do this summer at the library includes "all-you-can-eat" reading programs that reward entrants as they read. The Reading is So Delicious summer reading club offers reading logs for three age groups: A Read-to-Me club log for ages two to five, the I'm a Reader book club for ages six to eight, and the Ravenous Reader log for ages nine to 11. With each contest, children earn prizes for reaching age-appropriate reading goals at three levels, and an extra chance to win a Movie, Olympic or Outdoor Fun prize basket. Forms will be available at all Rock Island Libraries starting June 4.

 

Families can also stretch their summer fun budget with free events from June 4 through August 22. Events are free and open to any member of the public, regardless of library card status or participation in the reading clubs. The library offers both weekly events, including storytimes, "book-tastings," and a math munch program with Elizabeth.

Special events and performers include two Friday Fest movies (Ratatouille and Chicken Run) and performances by Niabi Zoo, award-winning ventriloquist Kevin Horner, a birthday bash for library mascot Max Reader Mouse, magician Rick Eugene, Mad Science demos, the Reading is So Delicious puppet show with Rob "Mr. E" Erdmann, and the Incredible Bats show, featuring live fruit bats and education from Daniel and Sharon Peterson, of IncredibleBats.com.

Teens: Feed your Mind - READ!

Feed Your Mind- READ is the Teen Summer Reading club theme. Readers ages 12 to 18 turn in a reading card when they complete at least six hours of reading, or a program card for attending any one of 20 events. Participants can enter multiple times, and earn more chances to win books, DVDs, gift cards, or the grand prize, an Amazon Kindle® eReader. Teens can also earn gift cards for attending Iron Chef or Food Jeopardy game programs. Entry boxes and cards will be available at the June 4 Food Myths Kickoff (5:00 to 6:30 pm, Main Library), and at all Rock Island Library locations.

 

The more than 20 teen events this summer include movie and food craft events, pioneer cooking demos, cupcake and cookie decorating, pizza and international food tastings, Iron Chef and chocolate and food jeopardy contests, and non-food tie-dying and gaming nights. See the library website or pick up a free brochure for details!

Books are Brain Food for Adults

Adults 18 and up also have chances to win and take advantage of more free events, with the Books Are Brain Food reading club. The ample list of adult programs this summer include the Stephen Foster music program on June 5,  food and fitness education, OverDrive demos, monthly independent movies, four "recipe club" cooking demos and recipe swaps, and a series of three "dinner and a movie" events, where participants can bring in carry-out food or a picnic while enjoying a food-related movie.

 

To enter the reading contest, adults fill out an entry form for every book they read between June 4 and July 27. Print, audiobook and eReader formats all qualify. Entry forms and boxes will be available at all Rock Island locations. Top prize is a new Sony® eReader. Entry deadline is July 27, with prizes drawn after Aug. 3.

 

For a full list of events, pick up the summer program brochure at any Rock Island Library, or visit the library website. Reading logs and entry forms will be available at the Rock Island Main Library, 30/31 Branch and Southwest Branch starting June 4.

 
Donations and volunteers needed for 2nd Fiddle Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jared Johnson   
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:49

Spring cleaning? Donate your gently used treasures to the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's 29th annual 2nd Fiddle Sale!

Donations of used merchandise are requested for the QCSO's 2nd Fiddle Sale and will be accepted on the following days:

Friday, May 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 31, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, June 4, from 12 noon to 8 p.m.
Wednesday. June 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, June 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, June 11, from 12 noon to 8 p.m.

Donations can be made at the former Premiere Furnishings space in the Village Shopping Center, 902 W Kimberly Street, Davenport, between Godfather's Pizza and Shoe Carnival. The sale accepts gently-used clothing, furniture, household items, linens, small appliances, books, children's clothing, sporting goods, toys, jewelry, antiques, collectibles and more! All donations are tax deductible and receipted at time of drop off.

The 2nd Fiddle Sale opens with a "first chance to buy" Preview Party on Thursday, June 14, 6-9 p.m., with refreshments and live music. Tickets for this event are $10 and may be purchased at the door. The sale continues with free admission on Friday, June 15, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Volunteers for Symphony organize and present this much anticipated annual tag sale. Many volunteers are needed during the coming weeks for sorting merchandise, set-up, and selling during the sale. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Jim Gager by phone at 563.322.0931, x12, to help. All 2nd Fiddle Sale proceeds benefit the music education programs of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

 
Summer Sponsored By Genesis PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Craig Cooper   
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:44
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- May 24, 2012 -- Genesis Health System is proud to be a
sponsor of summer in the Quad Cities.

"Genesis Health System enjoys sponsoring a wide range of community events that
contribute to our diverse and vibrant quality of life and promote wellness,'' said Ken
Croken, vice president of corporate communications and business development,
Genesis Health System. "An active community with quality events like these help us
recruit and retain health professionals to the community."

Kicking off the summer is the Quad Cities Criterium bike races on Monday, May 28
on the streets of downtown Rock Island. Genesis is the presenting sponsor.

Genesis will also sponsor the Susan G. Komen Quad Cities Race for the Cure as
founding sponsor on June 9 in Moline; Father's Day with the River Bandits to benefit
Genesis Cancer Care Institute and the fight against prostate cancer, June 17;
Red, White & Boom bi-state Independence Day celebration on Tuesday, July 3;
Genesis Firecracker Run in East Moline on Wednesday, July 4, in East Moline; Camp
Genesis, a free camp experience for children with cancer in their families, July 8-
13; and, Quad-City Times Bix 7 on Saturday, July 28 in Davenport.

More events may be added later.

The Criterium is first on the schedule, starting at 8 a.m. on Monday. The event
attracts top amateur and professional bike racers from all over the country. There
are events for juniors, men, women and masters riders.

For information on the Quad Cities Criterium, go to www.quadcitiescriterium.com.

Here is information about other Quad Cities events Genesis is sponsoring this
summer:



Komen Quad Cities Race for the Cure. When: 8 a.m., Saturday, June 9.
Where: i wireless Center, Moline. Event information: Register for the 5K
or 1.2 mile walk/run. Or, you don't have to run a step to support the cause.
Sleep-In for the Cure, or become one of the Men In Pink and just cheer on
everyone else. Genesis is the Founding Sponsor of the event. Information/
registration: www.komenquadcities.org.



Fight Prostate Cancer On Father's Day With The River Bandits. When:
5 p.m., Sunday, June 17. Where: Modern Woodmen Park, Davenport. Event
information: A bleacher ticket and a barbeque buffet served from 4-6 p.m.
is $25, with a portion of proceeds going to the Genesis Cancer Care Institute
and the fight against prostate cancer. For more: www.riverbandits.com.



Red, White and Boom! When: 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 3. Where: Davenport
and Rock Island riverfront; Event information: Celebrate America's

Birthday with the best fireworks display in the Quad-Cities shot over the Mighty

Mississippi. There are also live performances, fun activities, food, drinks, and

more. For more: http://sites.google.com/site/redwhiteboom/



Genesis Firecracker Run. When: 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 4.
Where: East Moline. Event information: 5K/10K; new 10K 2-person
relay; Kiddie run; The National Bank Mile; Hospital Bed Races. For more:
www.firecrackerrun.com.



Camp Genesis. When: July 8-13. Where: YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln, Blue
Grass, Iowa; Camp information: A free camp experience for children who
are dealing with cancer in their families. A traditional camp experience of
swimming, horseback riding, a climbing tower but also cancer education and
educational and emotional support from Gilda's Club Quad Cities. For more:
Call Gilda’s Club at (563) 326-7504 for information or download a camp
application at www.gildasclubqc.org (click on the Camp Genesis link.)



Quad-City Times Bix 7. When: 8 a.m., Saturday, July 28. Where:
Downtown Davenport. Information: A world-class 7-mile road race. There
is also a 3-mile Quick Bix and Jr. Bix events on July 27. Genesis is a Platinum
Sponsor, the volunteer sponsor and Genesis professionals staff the medical
tent. For more: www.bix7.com.

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This Week in Downtown Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 25 May 2012 07:07
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Hello!
SIS International We're excited to announce that the SIS International Shop has opened at 108 E. 2nd Street across from the Radisson Hotel!  This unique retail store specializes in fair trade items from around the world including everything from coffee and artwork to jewelry, clothing, and more.  Stop in and help us welcome the store to the neighborhood!

Thirst-Day Thursday kicks off the week featuring $2 drink specials tonight at the River Bandits game!  The Bandits will also auction off camo uniforms during Saturday's Iowa Army National Guard night.  Looking for live music instead?  Hip-Hop fans should grab tickets to see Tech N9ne's Hostile Takeover Tour at the RiverCenter on Wednesday.

 

EXPOMidcoast Fine Arts will play host to some talented teens this week during the annual Artwork Expo competition at Bucktown!  Each team of high school students will create a huge 8x8 ft mural in chalk and pastels that will be on display in Bucktown's gallery for the month of June.  Final Friday Venus Envy Edition takes place tomorrow at Bucktown and this will be your final opportunity to view artwork from Venus Envy.


Vegetables The 2012 Freight House Famers' Market summer season is up and running! Come downtown and experience the expanded Farmers Market by picking up a variety of local food and goods every Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning.  Become a fan of their Facebook Page and be the first to know about all of the special events this summer.

 

If you haven't seen the Young Artists at the Figge exhibit, don't waste any more time! The annual exhibit comes to a close on Sunday.  This exhibit currently features artwork by the Pleasant Valley Community Schools.  The museum will also feature Thursdays at the Figge, a Silk Painting and Batik workshop, and weekly tours.

 

Ronnie Baker Brooks will blaze in to downtown to play River Music Experience on Friday!  Brooks is Chicago-based Blues, R&B, and Funk artist.  Be sure to RSVP on Facebook for a chance to win tickets!  Live Lunch will feature Randy Leasman, Ren Estrand, and John McLaughlin.  Don't forget Community Drum Circle and Open Mic Night, and plan to attend the first Friday Live at 5 of the summer next week on June 1!

 

Calling all Guitar Players!  Dan Miller is putting on a speed, accuracy, and tone guitar workshop at RME on Tuesday.  Dan Miller is the editor of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and co-author of the popular, eight volume Flatpicking Essentials Guitar Course.   The Tangents, Hello Ramona, and Sunset 4 Ever also make appearances at RME his week.  Have you picked up tickets yet for RME's annual beer tasting and fundraiser, BeeRME?  It's coming up June 9; buy tickets today!

 

D Logo Small Our summer festivals will be here soon!  Any groups interested in volunteering at Street Fest during Bix Weekend can sign-up on our brand new downtown website.

 

 

Antonella's Ristorante & Pizzeria has delicious Italian and Sicilian selections awaiting your arrival! Many of these are signature dishes and unique to the restaurant. Stop in at 112 West 3rd Street in Downtown Davenport. Visit them online at www.antonellaspizzeria.com or find them on Facebook! 563-359-4411

 

Have a great Memorial Day!  See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: May 24 - May 30


Thursday, May 24

 

$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 Randy Leasman

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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 Bandits v. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Thirst-Day Thursday!

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

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

 

Friday, May 25

 

All Ages Show Featuring Hello Ramona

Where: River Music Experience, Performance Hall

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $6


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

 

Final Friday - Venus Envy

Where: Bucktown Center for the Arts

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

 

Free Gift & a Bonus Play Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.
Price: 500 points earned on Friday

Website

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Ren Estrand

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Mystery Dinner Theatre

Where: Rhythm City Casino's Rock Around the Clock

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: $15

Website

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Red Eye Breakfast

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Price: $4.99

Website

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River Bandits v. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Camo Jersey Auction, Fireworks!

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Ronnie Baker Brooks

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: $17 Advance; $20 Day of Show

Website

 

The Harris Collection

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 9:00 p.m. - Close

Price: N/A

Website

 

The Tangents

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

Saturday, May 26

Brewery Tours

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

Community Drum Circle

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5 for Adults, $2.50 for Children 12 and Under

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Exhibit: Beetle to Benz
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: All Day
Price: Museum Admission ($5), or FREE with membership

Exhibition: David Plowden's Iowa

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Website

 

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

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

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Midwest BMX Fest

Where: Centennial Park Skate Park

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE


Mystery Dinner Theatre

Where: Rhythm City Casino's Rock Around the Clock

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: $15

Website

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NXT GEN ARTS EXPO

Where: Bucktown

Time: N/A

Price: N/A

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m, 3:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m, and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Red Eye Breakfast

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Price: $4.99

Website

Follow on  Facebook and  Twitter

 

Sunset 4 Ever

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

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

Price: FREE

Website

 

UFC 146 - Dos Santos v. Mir

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Workshop: Silk Painting & Batik - Adventures in Color
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Price: $60/members; $70/non-members

Website

 

Sunday, May 27

 

$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: Young Artists at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), 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, May 28

2 Times Points Plus

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

Website

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Happy Hour

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: $1 Drink Specials

Website

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Jordan Danielsen

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

Website

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This Ain't Your Daddy's Caddy

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: Fan Club Card Swipes

Website

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Tuesday, May 29

 

Acoustic Music Club

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

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

 
Street Fest in Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Christian Center Church   
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 12:25

 
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