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Family Dollar Days Kick Off June 3rd PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elly Gerdts   
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 12:43

Quad Cities - The Family Museum, Putnam Museum, Quad City Botanical Center and Moline’s Riverside Aquatic Center, in partnership with The Family Credit Union are pleased to offer $1.00 admission on Mondays this summer!  Beginning June 3rd, and running through August 12th, (5pm – 8pm at Moline’s Riverside Aquatic Center), admission to these four wonderful Quad City amenities will be just $1.00 on Mondays.

With the support of The Family Credit Union, Family Dollar Days will provide guests four unique and fun opportunities each and every Monday between June 3rd and August 12th.  “It is with great pleasure that we have been able to craft a program with these four wonderful facilities where there is family fun and exciting opportunities in Bettendorf, Davenport, Moline and Rock Island”, states Kris Lundquist of The Family Credit Union.  “We are excited to be able to support the community this way, and showcase four of the Quad City’s best attractions”, stated Lundquist.

Also, as a great new incentive this year, each participating venue is pleased to offer extended discounts and coupons!  Visit for full details.

For contact information, driving directions or more information, the community is encouraged to visit, or to call the four venues directly.  Group bookings, theatre admission, blockbuster exhibits, and services where added staff/volunteers are necessary will incur applicable charges.


Ballet Quad Cities and Birdies for Charity PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ballet Quad Cities   
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:55
As Ballet Quad Cities completes another season of bringing the excitement of professional dance to our community and beyond, we would like to take a moment to share some highlights of the past year with you, our biggest fans and greatest supporters.

During Season 2012-2013:

  • we began a partnership with Orchestra Iowa to provide live music accompaniment at The Nutcracker & Cinderella performances in both   Cedar Rapids and Davenport;
  • more dancers were added to the company;
  • our professional dancers presented in-school interactive health & wellness outreach to 2,385 students at 30 schools, and 6,075 students from the     Quad City area attended a live ballet performance;
  • Ballet Quad Cities was a leading partner in C.A.R.E. - QC (Connecting Anti-Bullying Resources & Education in the Quad Cities)     which addresses bullying in our community and helping with solutions;
  • Iowa Public Television filmed our Nutcracker and Cinderella performances at the Adler for future airing;
  • our audiences increased over last year due in part to an increase in promotions;
  • we added a Development Director to the staff in order to increase awareness and contributions to continue our growth;
  • 100% more students from Frances Willard Elementary school will participate in our after-school program  "Dance With the Stars" - twice the number of students that participated last year.

THANK YOU for the time, treasure, and talent you have given to Ballet Quad Cities, whether it was recently or at some point in the past.  With a very successful season ending - and a marvelous season on the horizon - we wanted to ask for your renewed or continued support through the Birdies for Charity program.  We cannot do what we do without the generosity of community members like you!

Chip in for your Charity and for your chance to wina 2013 Chevy Equinox!
When you chip in to help area charities, like Ballet Quad Cities, you can win great prizes.  But Ballet Quad Cities will be the real winner  That's because we receive every single penny from this program, plus a bonus from the Birdies for Charity Fund which historically has been a 5 - 10% match!
Simply make a one-time flat donation OR pledge one cent or more per birdie.
After the tournament, you'll be mailed a notice of your pledge amount due.
To enter the contest, guess the number of birdies that will actually be made by Tour Pros during the John Deere Classic, July 10 - 14, 2013.  A grand prize will be given to the person who guesses the correct number.  In case of ties, winners will be randomly selected.
Only guesses made on the official pledge form will be accepted.
No photocopies.  No exceptions.
Contact Ballet Quad Cities to receive an official pledge form.
309.786.3779 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
For complete contest rules and prizes, CLICK HERE
How many birdies will be scored during the tournament this year?
Here is a history of birdies scored (YEAR)
1879 (2004)                     1863 (2007) 2010 (2010)
2124 (2005)                     1921 (2008)                  2160 (2011)
1974 (2006)                     1914 (2009)                  2113 (2012)

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Written by Charlie Becker   
Thursday, 09 May 2013 14:24
MAY 2013

MONTICELLO, IA - On Sunday, May 19, 2013 Camp Courageous will hold the 26th annual “Cruisin’ for Camp Courageous” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Presented by the Cedar Valley Street Rods, it is one of Iowa’s largest charity Car Shows and features hundreds of show cars, race cars, and trucks. Located at Camp Courageous just southeast of Monticello IA, this is a family event with a large silent and live auction, food, music, and huge craft show. 5 Marine in dress blues along with a Marine Hummer will be present for this year's show. New this year will be a Poker Walk with a prize for drawing the best hand. Prizes are also available for the 2nd annual “Car Part Art” contest. Pin striping demonstrations will be available and kids will love the games, prizes, and camp's bouncy house! Also, the camp train will be on the track to entertain all ages. Car enthusiasts from everywhere will want to attend this event with all proceeds going to Camp Courageous.

Admission is $5.00 for adults. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. This fee will admit you to all events including the car show, entertainment, and much more. Free parking is available.

Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational facility for individuals with special needs and is run on donations, without government assistance, formal sponsorship, or paid fundraisers. In 2012 over 6,000 campers were served.

For more information contact Camp Courageous at (319) 465-5916 Ext. 2130 or visit


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Benefit Sale for Homeless Families PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sister Mary Ann Vogel, CHM   
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 15:57
Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. is starting its 24th year of hosting one of the largest indoor “garage sales” in the area to benefit single parents and their children in a program that takes them from homelessness to  hopefulness. The spring semi-annual benefit sale will be Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, from 8 am to 4 pm at 3805 Mississippi Avenue, the office and donation center for Humility of Mary Housing. The sale features a wide variety of new and gently used items including: dishes, bedding and linens, jewelry, small appliances, furniture,  pictures, books, clothing and much more.

Humility of Mary Housing serves 47 single parent families and approximately 100 children every day except when an apartment is being prepared for a new family. In this program children learn there is a different way to live;  families have not only a roof over their heads but they are given the opportunities to build a foundation under their feet. This is a program that takes people from homelessness to self-sufficiency because every person has potential.

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Written by Anne McVey   
Monday, 29 April 2013 14:26
King’s Harvest Ministries is a non-profit 501c(3) charitable organization. Our mission is to serve the poor
and homeless in the Quad Cities. We offer the following services to our less fortunate: hot meals, shelters,
groceries, pet assistance and various other emergency needs.

Due to a huge need in the Quad City community, King’s Harvest will be opening on May 1st 2013 two new
shelters that will be open year round for single men and single women. This past winter King’s Harvest
had 327 people staying at their Winter Overflow Shelter and upon closing this spring there were 55 people
who were still in desperate need for shelter. The single men and women’s shelter will be located in the
King’s Harvest building at 824 West 3rd Street in Downtown Davenport. Our Shelter for Homeless
Mothers with Children will also be open year round. These new shelters will have programs that require
the homeless to work on life style changes in order to stay in the shelter.

King’s Harvest will host an Open House to allow the community to view these new shelters from 7:00-8:00
pm on Tuesday April 30th. Please come to the small door at the front of King’s Harvest at 824 West 3rd
Street in Downtown Davenport.

We are also in need of volunteers and monetary donations for this new endeavor. We will be needing
volunteers to help with nightly check-ins, once a week over nights, snacks and help with the Love Your
Neighbor Program which is where we connect you with someone who is in need. If you are interested in
volunteering please call King’s Harvest at 563-570-4536. If you would like to make a donation to King’s
Harvest please visit to use credit cards or mail checks to King’s Harvest Ministries
at 5837 Wisconsin Ave. Davenport, IA 52806.

If you would like more information about this topic please call Terri Gleize of King’s Harvest Ministries at

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