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Brucemore’s Annual Plant Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tara Richards   
Monday, 08 April 2013 10:35

Take home a treasure from Brucemore's greenhouse at the annual Brucemore Plant Sale during Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday, May 11, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Several plants seen in Brucemore’s formal garden will be available for sale, including annuals, perennials, and hanging baskets. Featured plants include Lobelia, pansies, ornamental cabbage, bleeding hearts, and early blooming salvia. A variety of herbs will also be available, including basil, thyme, and rosemary. Plant Sale prices range from $3.50 to $30.00, with all the proceeds benefiting garden and landscape rehabilitation projects at Brucemore. The Plant Sale will be located around the 1915 Lord & Burnham Greenhouse. The garden staff will be on hand to provide expert advice on the selection, placement, and care of plants. For further information on the Brucemore Plant Sale, call (319) 362-7375 or visit

About Brucemore

Experience Brucemore, an unparalleled blend of tradition and culture, located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At the heart of the historic 26-acre estate stands a nineteenth-century mansion filled with the stories of three Cedar Rapids families.  Concerts, theater, programs, and tours enliven the site and celebrate the heritage of a community.  For more information, call (319) 362-7375 or visit

Bettendorf Rotary Lobsterfest Presented By THE National Bank June 8, 2013 - Tickets On Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Glenn Kass   
Monday, 01 April 2013 14:26
THE National Bank presents the meal that serves the community

BETTENDORF, IA – As it prepares to host the Seventh Annual “Lobsterfest” presented by THE National Bank, the Bettendorf Rotary Club looks toward another successful year of serving the meal that provides service to the Quad City Area community (

The New England-style lobster boil is set for Saturday, June 8th – 5:30 to 10 PM – at Rivermont Collegiate, 1821 Sunset Drive in Bettendorf. Tickets are priced at $75.00 each or a table of eight for $520.00 (a savings of $10 per ticket). They can be purchased by calling (563) 445-4264 or visiting The event is open to the general public.

THE National Bank ( is in its second consecutive year as presenting sponsor and is pleased to add to its service to the community with this event. The club also values its involvement with Scott Community College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs ( These members help prepare the meal and, with a newly expanded relationship with Bettendorf Rotary, will result in further scholarship opportunities for SCC students.

In addition, “Lobsterfest” involves several groups such as the Culinary Kids of Family Resources, Inc. and Boy Scout Troop 24 that assist other volunteers in delivering the fresh meal of Maine lobsters.

Thanks to funds raised at last year’s event, the Bettendorf Rotary Club’s Charitable Giving Board awarded direct grants to area charities totaling $20,000. The club also awarded $6,000 in scholarships to students pursuing higher education.

Bettendorf Rotary Club (, chartered on May 22, 1957, has more than 100 members fulfilling the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” in a variety of local, regional and national community volunteer projects. The club meets each Wednesday at Noon at Fortune Garden Restaurant, 2211 Kimberly Road, Bettendorf. The club also has a page on Facebook (

All clubs are part of Rotary International (, founded in 1905 by Paul Harris, a Chicago businessman and University of Iowa alumnus. The international organization, now based in Evanston, IL, has more than one million members participating with 32,000 clubs located in more than 200 countries.


BBBS Plant Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kayla Kiesey   
Friday, 29 March 2013 08:23

Description: Since 1990, the BBBS Plant Sale has been an important community event to raise the dollars necessary to support one-to-one mentoring programs in the local community.  With over 150 varieties plus specialty items to choose from, the Plant Sale is a great opportunity for homeowners and businesses to purchase beautiful flowers and plants for their spring landscaping projects and support a great cause.  Flowers are sold in flats and half flats with hanging baskets, wave/easy wave petunias and geraniums sold individually. Group orders are welcome and all orders of $150-plus are eligible for FREE delivery.  To learn more, please visit and click on the blue Plant Sale box.  Questions, please contact Kayla Kiesey at BBBS at 563-323-8006.

Retail Sales:

Retail sale dates:   May 4 – 12, 2013

Retail times:  8 a.m. – 7 p.m. each day

Retail location:  Northwest Bank & Trust Tower, corner of Kimberly and Welcome Way (outside of Northpark Mall)

Pre-order Sales:

To guarantee selection and color, BBBS is accepting pre-orders from now until Mon., April 22.  To download a brochure or submit an order online, please go to and click on the blue Plant Sale box.

Long Grove Volunteer Fire Department’s Enchilada Dinner PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chief Keith Louck   
Thursday, 28 March 2013 13:12
Saturday May 18, 2013 at the Long Grove Community Center

121 North 1st Street

Long Grove, IA

Dinner Served from 5:30 pm till 8 pm

Dinner Includes 3 beef enchiladas, beans, rice, and drink

$8.00 Adults

$5.00 Children under 18

All proceeds raised will go directly to the purchase of the Long Grove Volunteer Fire Departments New Tanker Truck to be delivered in June.

American Cancer Society Bettendorf Discovery Shop to host 21st Annual Cookbook Event Thursday, April 4th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Sons   
Monday, 25 March 2013 13:42
The Bettendorf Discovery Shop invites you to join them Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5th for their 21st annual cookbook and kitchenware event.  

We will have hundreds and hundreds new and vintage cookbooks, china, dishes, linens, and many other kitchen items.   We have also received a wonderful collection of new and vintage milk bottles, bottle carriers, and other dairy related items that will be included in this event.  

If you love to cook, or know someone that does, this will be the perfect day for you to shop at the Discovery Shop.  If you have cookbooks or cooking related items that you would like to donate for this event we would be happy to have them.

The Discovery Shop is an upscale resale shop selling gently used items donated by the community and staffed by over 100 volunteers.  Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for cancer research, education, patient services and advocacy.

Donations are accepted anytime the shop is open and a tax receipt is always available.  Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm., Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm. and Saturday from10 am to 4 pm.

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