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Friday, 12 July 2013 14:45
My Little Wheelbarrow Program

Join the fun this summer with our ""Candy Land" themed
preschool drop in program sponsored by The Friends of Vander Veer. Ages 2-5 will learn about the wonders of gardening with lots of hands on activities.
Wednesday July 17 & 24  
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Vander Veer Enabling Garden
Vander Veer Botanical Park
215 W Central Park Ave
Also, check out our Kindernature programs as well:

Pond Play (July 16)

Shell-shocking Turtles (July 23rd)

$6 per child.

Click here for more information or to register.


Bow Hunting Basics

Come join the fun, and learn the basics of bow hunting. Learn shooting skills, laws and ethics, and animal anatomy from a certified archery instructor. There will be a guest speaker from the DNR to present, and answer any questions. This class is for beginners in to this great sport. We hope to see you there. Meet on July 18th and 19th from 6pm- 8pm at the Sunderbruch Park shelter. Program is free for both days.


Description Day one:

*History of the bow and arrow

*Parts of the bow and what they do

*Go over safety and shoot arrows at close range to build confidence

*Talk about different arrow heads and types of arrows that can be used to hunt different types of game


Day two:

*Start off the day with shooting practice. Shoot at our round targets.

* Talk about rules and regulations/ hunters ethics

* Go over basic animal anatomy, and talk about where to shoot the animal

* What to do after you shoot the animal, basic tracking skills and processing the game.


LGBT Family Pool Party

Need a good way to cool down with friends and family this July? Davenport Parks and Recreation and QCAD - Quad Citians Affirming Diversity are partnering to hold a family and friends pool party for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Allied community.

The party is being hosted on Friday, July 19th at the Fejervary Family Aqautics Center at 1900 Telegraph Road, Davenport, IA 52802. The event will begin at 6 P.M. and will end at 8 P.M. Admission fee is $2 per person. This event is open to all residents of the Quad City area. All ages are welcome.

"We have had so many positive inquiries about this event!" said Marissa Osborne, an intern for Davenport Parks and Recreation. "So many people have shown support for diversity and we wanted to celebrate that!"

Davenport Parks and Recreation and QCAD have worked together in the past to host events for the local LGBT Teen population, and this is our first move into providing family activities for the LGBT community.  We are also planning a Family Ice Skating Event in December!

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