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Lunch and Learn at Vander Veer Park Conservatory PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks and Recreation   
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 09:47
Bring your lunch and join us in our warm and colorful conservatory for a relaxing time of lunch and learning!  Cost is admission to the conservatory - only $1.00!  Horticulture staff will speak on various topics and give you information that you can use at your home.  These classes are open to all and will be done in time for you to get back to your office.  No pre-registration is necessary.  Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:

Wednesday, November 6, 12:15 pm - Mums

Wednesday, December 4, 12:15 pm - Wreath Making

Wednesday, February 19, 12:15 pm - Seed Starting

Wednesday, March 19, 12:15 pm - Spring Bulbs

 

Senior Coffee - Traditional Chrysanthemum Display

November 13, 10:00am - 12noon
Vander Veer Conservatory

Come enjoy the sights, sounds, and fragrance of the Conservatory at Vander Veer Botanical Park. Your admission fee of $1 includes a demonstration on how to make a wreath, and refreshments.

Wreath making demonstration will begin at 10:30am.

 
Blue Grass American Legion Post 711 to Host Inaugural Veterans Day Run PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Kranovich   
Monday, 04 November 2013 12:44

Blue Grass, IA-  American Legion Post 711 in Blue Grass, Iowa is proud to announce that they will be hosting their first-ever fun run/walk on November 9, 2013 to celebrate Veterans’ Day.

This event has options for runners and walkers of all ages and capabilities.  The 5K run will begin at 8:00 AM and follow old route 61 south.  The kids half-mile run will begin at 9:30 AM and any children twelve and under are eligible to participate. The family fun run/walk will begin at 10:00 AM and follow a 1-mile route. Families are encouraged to carry posters supporting their loved ones, as well as include the family pet in this run/walk.

A new concept at this event will be the Battle Buddy Run.  This 2-mile race includes two people and one person must be carried at all times. Alternating who is carried is allowed, but no advancement is allowed during transition.

Unique dog-tag medals and t-shirts will be given out to all participants as supplies permit.  Awards and medals will also be given to the top three male and female participants in each age group.

Registration is $20 for anyone 15 years or younger, $25 for adults, $20 for veterans and everyday heroes (Police, firefighters, EMS, teachers); $15 for legionnaires, auxiliary, and Sons of American Legion; and $25 for the family fun run for two participants, $10 for each additional participant.

Registrations will be accepted up until the race time on Saturday morning. Participants are urged to register and pick up their packet at the Blue Grass American Legion on Friday, November 8 from 5:00-8:00 PM or Saturday, November 9 from 6:00-7:30 AM. American Legion Post 711 is located at 106 S. Juniata St. in Blue Grass, IA.

Please contact American Legion Post 711 for more information at 563-381-4380 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/ialegionpost711/home

Proceeds from this event will be utilized to help support the many community and youth programs that the American Legion provides the Blue Grass and Buffalo areas.

The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to fellow service members and veterans. The American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide.

 
Beast Slips Away from Mallards 4-3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 04 November 2013 11:13

MOLINE, Ill. (November 2, 2013) – Andrew Fournier scored a pair of third period goals- including the game winner- as the Brampton Beast edged the host Quad City Mallards 4-3 Saturday night.

Fournier gave the Beast its fourth lead of the night and third of the third period from the doorstep at 12:58 of the final frame.  Fournier delivered the decider just a minute and 12 seconds after Gergo Nagy’s close range power play goal had evened the score at three.  Brampton’s Brett Smith had provided a similarly quick response from the left wing circle at the 5:43 mark of the third after the Mallards’ Corbin Baldwin had knotted the contest at two at 4:20.  Fournier’s goals bookended the third period- he gave the Beast a 2-1 lead by finishing off a 2-on-1 rush just 67 seconds into the period.

The Beast had first moved in front when Michael MacIsaac tipped in a power play opener at 10:38 of the first period.  After missing the net from the high slot, Jeff Lee pounced on the carom from the end boards and backhanded the first Mallard goal in under the cross bar from the bottom of the right wing circle at 6:14 of the second period.

Quad City fell despite outshooting the Beast 32-26 on the night and 17-6 in a third period that saw Brampton goaltender Krisofer Westblom make 15 saves.

The Mallards return to action next Friday night at 7:05 p.m. on home ice against the Denver Cutthroats.  That game is a $1 Dog/$1 Beer Friday presented by 97X.  $1 hot dogs and $1 beers will be available at iWireless Center concession stands during each of the Mallards’ 11 Friday night home games this season, but the Mallards never would take the lead.

Tickets for next Friday night’s tilt and all other Mallards regular season home games can be purchased at the iWireless Center ticket office, Ticketmaster outlets, through ticketmaster.com or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.

About the Quad City Mallards
A proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Quad City Mallards are approaching their seventeenth season and their fourth in the Central Hockey League.  One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007 and in the International Hockey League in 2009-10.  The Mallards’ proud history has seen them capture the UHL’s Colonial Cup Championship three times (1997, 1998, 2001) and secure that league’s Tarry Cup four times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002) for the best overall regular season record.  In 2001, the Mallards made professional hockey history, recording their sixth consecutive season with 50 or more wins, a feat that has yet to be matched.  The i wireless Center provides a unique environment for hockey and features one-of-a-kind seating areas such as the Nest for groups and functions and the exclusive Drake Club.  For more information on the Quad City Mallards or for Mallards tickets go to www.myqcmallards.com.  Fans can also follow the Mallards via Twitter at twitter.com/myqcmallards and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/quadcitymallards

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Baldwin Returns to Iowa Wild PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 04 November 2013 11:13

MOLINE, Ill. (November 3, 2013) – The American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild have recalled defenseman Corbin Baldwin from the Quad City Mallards, the Mallards announced today.

Baldwin was assigned to the Mallards by the Wild yesterday and played- and scored- for the Mallards in Quad City’s 4-3 loss to the Brampton Beast last night.

The Mallards entered into an affiliation agreement with the both the Iowa Wild and the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild prior to this season.

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Mallards Power Past St. Charles 6-1 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 04 November 2013 09:50

MOLINE, Ill. (November 1, 2013) – The host Quad City Mallards scored four power play goals- three of them while up 5-on-3 – and got 27 saves from Thomas Heemskirk on the way to a 6-1 defeat of the St. Charles Chill Friday evening.

The Mallards pulled away will three third period man advantage goals.  Quad City was already on top 3-1 before Mike Hellyer buried a rebound at 11:50 of the third.  The Mallards produced a further pair of rapid-fire goals after a series of late St. Charles penalties provided Quad City with an extended two-man advantage.  Mike Monfredo one-timed the fifth Mallard goal home with just 51 seconds remaining.  A mere 25 seconds later Jeff Lee capped off the Mallard win from the doorstep.  Benjamin Dieude-Fauvel assisted on each of the Mallards’ third period goals.

The Mallard’ late flourish was built on momentum they had grabbed in the second period.  Quad City scored twice in just under two minutes in the second to stretch what had been a 1-0 lead to 3-0.  At 5:41 of the middle frame, the Mallards were up 5-on-3 when Gergo Nagy’s drive from the high slot doubled the gap.  Vladimir Nikiforov- who also had an assist- extended the margin to three goals from point-blank range at 7:38.  Chad Costello’s power play one timer got the Chill on the scoreboard for the first time at the 9:52 mark, but St. Charles would get no closer.

The Mallards never looked back after Nicholas Rioux opened the scoring just four minutes and eight seconds into the game with a wrist shot from the slot.

The Mallards return to action tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. on home ice against the Brampton Beast.  Fans who donate new, unwrapped toys at the iWireless Center tomorrow will receive a coupon good for $3 off the price of one ticket (for each toy donated) to tomorrow evening’s game.  Donated toys will be distributed to area foster children by the Center for Youth and Family Solutions, which engages and serves children and families in need with dignity, compassion and respect by building upon individual and community strengths to resolve life challenges together.

Tickets for tomorrow night’s tilt and all other Mallards regular season home games can be purchased at the iWireless Center ticket office, Ticketmaster outlets, through ticketmaster.com or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.

About the Quad City Mallards
A proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Quad City Mallards are approaching their seventeenth season and their fourth in the Central Hockey League.  One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007 and in the International Hockey League in 2009-10.  The Mallards’ proud history has seen them capture the UHL’s Colonial Cup Championship three times (1997, 1998, 2001) and secure that league’s Tarry Cup four times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002) for the best overall regular season record.  In 2001, the Mallards made professional hockey history, recording their sixth consecutive season with 50 or more wins, a feat that has yet to be matched.  The i wireless Center provides a unique environment for hockey and features one-of-a-kind seating areas such as the Nest for groups and functions and the exclusive Drake Club.  For more information on the Quad City Mallards or for Mallards tickets go to www.myqcmallards.com.  Fans can also follow the Mallards via Twitter at twitter.com/myqcmallards and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/quadcitymallards

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