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TEEN CHOCOLATE FEST! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Hart   
Thursday, 09 February 2012 15:23

Finally a Chocolate Fest for Teens with an adventurous palate and/or a deep love of chocolate!  All teens are invited to register for the Eastern Avenue Branch library’s (6000 Eastern Avenue) Chocolate Fest.  Taste exotic, rich, and unusual types of chocolate in this pre-Valentine’s Day event, Saturday, February 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Teens will not only learn weird facts about chocolate, but they will also do activities with this tasty food. A chocolaty-good time is in-store for all attendees. Registration is required for this FREE, delicious event.  For more information or to register call 563.326.7832 or in person at one of the Davenport Public Libraries!

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Herbert Hoover NHS News Release: Girl Scout Ranger Day PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adam Prato   
Thursday, 09 February 2012 14:39
National Park Service Hosts Girl Scout Ranger Day at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Former first lady Lou Henry Hoover, wife of President Herbert Hoover, joined the Girl Scout movement in 1917 and remained involved until the end of her life. She served in roles from troop leader to national president. Mrs. Hoover once said, “I was a Scout years ago, before the movement ever started, when my father took me hunting, fishing, and hiking in the mountains.”

On Saturday, March 24, the National Park Service at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa will offer a day of educational and volunteer activities for children in sixth grade or above. Activities will emphasize Lou Henry Hoover’s commitment to service through her involvement with the Girl Scouts and her work to restore Herbert Hoover’s birthplace.

“We especially encourage Girl Scouts and their families or troops to participate,” says park superintendent Pete Swisher. The day of activities lasts from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will conclude with a presentation of Girl Scout Ranger badges and certificates. The activities are free but reservations are required. For additional information and to make reservations, contact Kristin Gibbs at (319) 643-7866 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
110 Parkside Drive
PO Box 607
West Branch, Iowa  52358

319 643-2541 phone

 
The Iowa/Illinois Regional Auto Show in Davenport Starts Friday - Don't Miss It! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by SourceInterlinkPubs.com   
Thursday, 09 February 2012 14:36

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• Fuel Efficient and Plug-In Electric Vehicles

• Register for the chance to WIN $10,000, sponsored by Clear Channel

• Sony Digital Link Sound System (DSP) Demonstrations

• Mammals, Birds and Snakes from the Niabi Zoo — Sunday

• Kadel Farms Live Petting Zoo — Sunday

• Appearances by Scooby-Doo, Rascal the River Bandit and Mo Mallard — Sunday

• Kids 12 & younger are FREE with paying adult on Sunday’s Family Day

• FREE Motor Trend
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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 2/9 - 2/15 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Thursday, 09 February 2012 09:10
Hello!
Headlining our lineup of events this week is the IA/IL Regional Auto Show, which features everything from the hottest new cars to a variety of family activities.  Sunday is Family Day, so bring the kids to enjoy a bounce houses, a Niabi Zoo exhibit, and more.

Rodney C Tonight, comedian and songwriter Rodney Carrington is performing live at the Adler Theatre!  If you'd prefer an evening of symphonic music, don't miss the QCSO Masterworks Series at the theater Saturday.  Tickets to either show would make a great early Valentines Day gift!

The iconic Leon Redbone is returning to the QC this week for an intimate concert at River Music Experience!  RME is also hosting performances by
The Damn Choir & American Dust
, Casual Affair, QC Kix Band, and Chris Colson.  Area musicians should also take advantage of Songwriters in the Round, Acoustic Music Club, and the Open Mic Contest

Tell your friends who love live theater to check out The White Rose Play at the German American Heritage Center.  Thursdays at the Figge is back with a special Black History Month Talk, and consider joining a Sunday tour or Figure Drawing Class during your next visit to the museum.

The Whoozdads will be playing their crowd pleasing tunes this weekend at Rhythm City, and stop by the casino later to enjoy a free Cooking Show or live music by Jordan Danielsen.  Remember to pay a visit to the Freight House Farmers Market Tuesday or Saturday to find fresh local goods, too.

Buy Local NewValentine's Day reservations are coming in quickly for all of our downtown restaurants, but it's not too late!  Check out our list of downtown restaurants to book reservations today, and follow our Facebook page for more Valentine's Day specials

HeartShop downtown for your Valentine's Day gifts, too!  From flowers and spa gift cards to music, clothes, artwork, books and more, you're sure to find something special for your sweetheart. 

Connect with QC professionals at a fun and casual business after-hours networking event tonight (Thursday) at 5 p.m. in the Executive Square Building! Plan to enjoy food by Qdoba and meet new people this evening  in the historic home of the Davenport Chamber at 400 N. Main Street.

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: February 9 - February 15


Thursday, February 9

 

$2,800 Bank It Blackjack Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: $20 entry fee

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$50,000 Sweet Winnings Candy Bar

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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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

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

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

Price: $10

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Exhibition Reception: Fins & Feathers

Where: Figge Art Museum

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

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

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Mike Cochrane

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Million Points Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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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

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Rodney Carrington - Laughter's Good Tour

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $43.75

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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

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Friday, February 10

 

$15,000 Sweet Winnings Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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All-Ages Show Featuring A Casual Affair, Kings, Haddonfield, My Beautiful Mistake

Where: River Music Experience, Performance Hall

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $6

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Exhibition: Beyond the Surface: Charles Turzak Prints from the Great Depression

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Fins and Feathers

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Exhibition: Restoring the Spirit: Celebrating Haitian Art

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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Iowa/Illinois Regional Auto Show

Where: RiverCenter

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: $7 and under

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Tony Hoeppner

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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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

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Red Eye Breakfast

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: $4.99

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The Damn Choir with American Dust

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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The Whoozdads

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE live entertainment,

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Valentine's Weekend Pre-Fix Menu

Where: Hotel Blackhawk, Bix Bistro

Time: N/A

Price: $42 per person

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Saturday, February 11

 

An Evening with Leon Redbone

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $26 in advance, $30 day of show

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Exhibition: Young Artists at the Figge

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

 

Iowa/Illinois Regional Auto Show

Where: RiverCenter

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: $7 and under

Website

 

Jammin' At The Edge - Live Band!

Where: River's Edge

Time: 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: $10 admission, $3 skate rental

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Ladies Day Saturdays

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks Series - Valentine's Day

Where: The Adler Theatre

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $11 and up

Website

 

Red Eye Breakfast

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: $4.99

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Songwriters in the Round
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

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The White Rose: A True Story of Freedom in Nazi Germany - Live Reading

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($5 and under)

Website

 

The Whoozdads

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

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Valentine's Day Gala

Where: Hotel Blackhawk

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Price: $125

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Valentine's Dinner with the Bandits

Where: Modern Woodman Park
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: $60 to $90 per couple
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Valentine's Weekend Pre-Fix Menu

Where: Hotel Blackhawk, Bix Bistro

Time: N/A

Price: $42 per person

Website

 

Zither Ensemble

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission, or FREE with membership

Website

 

Sunday, February 12
$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

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

Price: FREE

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Brady Street Pub Sunday Special

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: All Day

Price: $2 domestic bottles

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 9:45 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Exhibition: The White Rose

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: All Day

Price: Museum Admission ($5 and under), or FREE with Membership

Website

 

Iowa/Illinois Regional Auto Show

Where: RiverCenter

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

Price: $7 and under

Website


Main Library Open

Where: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

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Men's Day Sundays

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Price: FREE

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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

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Sunday Shopping Spree

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

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SPEAK UP. SAVE LIVES. RUN IN A RED DRESS. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kate Cuellar   
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:44

RED DRESS RUN PLANNED TO RAISE AWARNESS FOR HEART DISEASE

February 8, 2012 – Since 1963, February has been celebrated as American Heart Month, urging Americans to join the battle against their No. one killer - heart disease. More than half of those directly affected with heart disease are women.  This February, the American Heart Association is calling on the Quad Cities to raise awareness about the mostly preventable disease by participating in the Red Dress Run.

Quad Citians are invited to wear a red dress on Saturday, February 11th for the 2nd Annual Red Dress Run coordinated by the Quad Cities Hash House Harriers. Runners and spectators are invited to gather in the District of Rock Island at the Daiquiri Factory at 1:00 pm for a run through the Quad Cities in red dresses- yes, men and women – in red dresses.

As a tradition of Hash runs, the route and length of the run are not announced prior to the event. Two Hash members will act as the “hares” and the runners will chase the hares.  Along the route, there will be twists and turns, challenges and chants. All runners and spectators are encouraged to make a $10 donation to the American Heart Association and will be welcome to join in live music from performer Tim Stop, beverages, snacks and fun at the Daiquiri Factory following the run.

Applestone Homes, Ruhl&Ruhl REALTORS along with the Daiquiri Factory are this year’s sponsor of the Red Dress Run.

About the American Heart Association 

Founded in 1924, we’re the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke.  To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases — America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers — we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health.  To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.americanheart.org.

About the Quad Cities Hash House Harriers

Hash House Harrier roots extend back to the old English schoolboy game of "Hares and Hounds," in which some players, called "hounds," chase others, called "hares," who have left a trail of paper scraps along their route across fields, hedges, streams, bogs, and hills. One of the earliest Hares and Hounds events on record was the "Crick Run" at Rugby School in Warwickshire, England, first held in 1837.

The Quad Cities Hash House Harriers (Raccoon Chapter) describe themselves as a drinking club with a running problem.  The group hosted their first run in January 2010 and boasts over 30 members with runs on most weeks of the year. To learn more about the Quad Cities Hash House Harriers visit www.qchashrun.com or visit them on Facebook, key words:  Quad Cities Hash House Harriers - Raccoon Chapter.

 

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