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Piano Recital to raise funds for King's Harvest and new shelter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by King's Harvest   
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 08:50

McCaulley Piano Studio and Happy Joe's Pizza are teaming up to raise money for King's Harvest and its new shelter for homeless mothers with children.

A piano recital will begin at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Happy Joe's location at 201 W. 50th St., Davenport.

Students and their families who attend are asked to donate $10. The money will go directly to King's Harvest and the new shelter. Performing students will receive a free Little Joe pizza and their families will receive 15 percent off any food purchase.

Monetary donations can be sent to 5837 Wisconsin Ave., Davenport, IA 52806, or via For more information, call King's Harvest at 563-570-4536.

Trivia Night, then Taco Tuesday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Judy Hutchinson   
Friday, 10 February 2012 08:47
The Bi-State Literacy Council is hosting two fundraisers coming up, a trivia night on Saturday, March 3, 2012, and a Taco Tuesday fundraiser on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.  We are busy preparing baskets for the trivia night fundraiser raffle and silent auction, thanks to the generosity of our donors, so it will be a fun evening!  And, we have a special challenge for trivia teams representing a school or public library - $100 donated to the winning team's library to be used for reading program supplies.  The library teams don't have to be all librarians - library supporters playing for their library count, too!  It's not too late to sign up your team!

Hope to see you at one of our events, and thanks for your support of the Council's activities.

Judy Hutchinson
BSLC Secretary

Judy Hutchinson, PrairieCat Manager
309-799-3155, x3150

DubStar Recreates ‘Minute To Win It’ Game Show to Benefit Quad Cities Autism Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Starman   
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:22

Davenport, IA February 7, 2012 – Local fundraising group DubStar will recreate the television magic of the hit NBC game show, ‘Minute To Win It’ to support the Quad Cities Autism Center, with their second annual event titled DubStar Presents: Minute 2 Win It. The event will take place Feb 17 at 8:00pm, live from The Pub (4320 Brady Street - Davenport) and will again be hosted by local comedian, Brandon Gale.

DubStar is hoping to capitalize on the success of 2011 event, that gained the attention on NBC producers, who asked the pair to apply to be contestants and submit a highlight video to possibly be used on the show. For the Feb 17 event, DubStar has added more games, more prizes, and a few new elements, including team challenges to the show.


“Last year was so much fun, and such a tremendous success.” siad returning host, Brandon Gale. “The only complaint was that not everyone could play, so we added five more games and two team challenges,” Gale added. “At times like these, when funds are tight, this is a great way to get involved and help an amazing cause. In exchange for your support, our service is to offer you a night of fun and fabulous prizes.”


The Quad Cities Autism Center (QCAC) was founded in October of 2005 as a 501 (C)3 non-profit organization that delivers direct instruction and natural environment teaching to children affected by Autism. The Quad Cities Autism Center exists to provide education, guidance and resources to parents and children affected by Autism and to offer one to one instruction to develop and enhance the lives of our children by giving them New Hope and a brighter future.


DubStar is an amateur fundraising group founded in 2008 by Tony Boyer and Chris Starman. DubStar’s mission is to make a positive impact, either financially or through awareness, on deserving charities or groups, through fun and unique ways; “Party With A Purpose”. Additional information can be found at the DubStar website,



Dress for Success® Quad Cities Celebrates Grand Opening PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kim Woodward   
Monday, 30 January 2012 15:51

What:              Dress for Success Quad Cities Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Reception

Date:               Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

Time:               5:15 p.m. (with a reception between 4 and 6 p.m.)

Location:        Union Arcade Building, 111 E. 3rd St., Ste. 710, Davenport

Description: Dress for Success® Quad Cities, the new local affiliate of the international not-for-profit organization, will host a Grand Opening reception and ribbon cutting event with the Quad Cities Chamber Ambassadors and the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

The new affiliate opened its doors in November and now is inviting the business community to celebrate its mission to empower women toward economic stability. Dress for Success has served more than 600,000 women internationally by providing them with business-appropriate clothing, mentoring and professional development programs.

Royal Neighbors of America will be recognized for its donation of 200 “Totes for Hope.” These totes will be distributed to women completing the Dress for Success Quad Cities program. The colorful bags, which include a daily planner, will serve as a functional accessory for the women in their new roles.

The organization’s relationship with the business community will serve to further assist its clients.

“It’s a natural fit to invite local businesses to learn who we are and what we do,” said Regina Haddock Clewell, founder and executive director of Dress for Success Quad Cities. “As our clients work toward economic independence with the support we provide along the way, a relationship with area businesses is that essential next step.”

About:            Dress for Success® Quad Cities is one of more than 115 affiliates around the globe. Each Dress for Success client receives one interview suit in her first visit, and once she finds work, receives additional attire, and an invitation to join the Professional Women’s Group (PWG). The PWG program, along with career center and mentoring services, provides ongoing support to clients as they grow professionally, strive to turn their jobs into successful careers and journey towards economic independence.

For additional information, contact:

Regina Haddock Clewell, Founder/Executive Director

563.322.1010 office

563.449.4020 cell

Charity Texas Hold’Em Tournament & Sponsors’ Gala Benefits The Arc PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maureen Dickinson   
Monday, 30 January 2012 15:37
The Arc of the Quad Cities Area will hold its “Texas Hold ’Em Tournament & Sponsors’ Gala” on Saturday, February 4, 2012. The tournament will be held in the Event Center at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in Rock Island. $60 buy-in with $30 re-buy limited to the first hour of play.

The Arc’s Texas Hold’Em Tournament features two sessions with limited capacity – the first at 12 pm and the second at 5 pm. Total prize purse is a function of paid registrants. Grand Prize is a Seat at the World Series of Poker plus a Travel Voucher! Each session will play to 10 winners and the 20 finalists will compete in the Final Round beginning at 9 pm.

Advance registration is highly recommended as seating is limited to 200 players each session. The 12 pm session is filling up quickly. Players can pre-register through The Arc of the Quad Cities Area’s Facebook event, online at, or by phone at 309-786-6474 x171. The registration table opens one hour prior to play.

Founded in 1952, The Arc of the Quad Cities Area serves more than 325 individuals with developmental and other disabilities daily. The Arc promotes living and working in partnership with the community to support individuals with developmental and other disabilities, through a variety of support services.


4016 9th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201

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