Sports & Recreation
Kayla Betz, UW-Whitewater Bowling Team Off to Solid Start PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Sports & Recreation
Written by Jeff Angileri   
Friday, 07 December 2012 16:04

WHITEWATER, WI (12/07/2012)(readMedia)-- The Warhawk women bowlers, ranked 14th in the National Tenpin Coaches Association Top 20 preseason poll, have finished in the top five in every competition this season. Head Coach Leann Eimermann is excited to see how far her team can go.

"This is the first season that we have a chance to make it to the NCAA Nationals because the women have the experience and talent needed to compete with the top teams in the nation," Eimermann said.

Coach Eimermann looks for solid performances from her players, including Kayla Betz, a junior biology major from Sterling, Ill.

"Bowling competition is a little unique as all three divisions compete together. Currently there are about 70 schools and about five total Division III programs involved," said Eimermann.

UW-Whitewater traveled to the Track Kat Klash Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. The Warhawks finished second in a field of 16.

The Warhawk bowlers will compete Jan. 11-12 in the Mid-Winter Classic in Jonesboro, Ark.

 
December activities and specials from Davenport Parks and Recreation PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Sports & Recreation
Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Friday, 07 December 2012 08:43
Vander Veer
Poinsettia & Light Show

Vander Veer Botanical Park Conservatory presents it's annual Poinsettia and Light
Show! With thousands of poinsettias and many lighted evergreens it's sure to get
you in the holiday mood. It's also a great setting for a Christmas family photo
too!  While there check out all the new merchandise is our Conservatory store!

Show Dates: December 1st through January 12th

The conservatory is open

Tuesday - Friday:

10am - 4pm

Saturday: 10am -  8pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Admission is only $1,

free for kids 16 and under

Vander Veer Botanical Park 215 W Central Park

Thanks to our sponsors:
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At The River's Edge

Public Skate times this weekend at The River's Edge:
Friday, December 7
11:00am - 1:00pm &
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, December 8
2:45pm - 4:45pm
8:15pm - 10:15pm
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Don't forget our indoor golf range is now open! A large bucket of balls is only
$5, and hours are generally:
Mon - Fri, 7:00am - 3:00pm
Call The River's Edge at 563-328-PARK (7275) for more information.
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Winter Session

Be sure to sign-up for all the great Parks and Recreation winter programs!  Our
Winter Session begins the week of January 7.  Don't delay, enroll today!
Click here to access our online catalog and registration [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001ueB2IscEN7efS7Z8-X590PjlFZzJvIn9APeN5zL_79kfc2roXG9KkUTDNTdemVB5GLBfI9cDHRntI9AztdJQaGN2V5e5os9iTuxc3VDi9BR7jSyQKmOL85QbGNHu3BV_]
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Davenport Parks and Recreation
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Skate with Santa

Time Change!

Please note time change:

4:45pm - 6:30pm

Enjoy some festive fun and skate with jolly ole' Saint Nick.  Standard Public Session
rates apply - Photos just $1.00!  Free cookies and hot cocoa for all skaters.  Photos
taken during the 30 minutes prior to and after the skate.

Saturday, 12/22, 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Photo Fee: $1.00, Skate Admission: $5.00, Skate Rental: $3.00

The River's Edge, 700 W River Drive
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Soccer Academy Coaches Wanted

We are interviewing for certified and paid soccer coaches to spearhead the inaugural
Davenport Arrows Soccer Academy. The Soccer Academy will be run by Davenport Parks
and Recreation from March through November with four eight-week sessions at either
of our indoor and outdoor facilities.

The goal of the academy is simply to offer quality instruction to produce players
who stand out and make a difference.  The focus will be on technical skills development.
If you are a certified coach, have playing credentials, or have the passion and
drive to see soccer played at a very high level from your efforts, we need your
expertise!

Please call Seve Ghose, Director of Parks and Recreation at 563-326-7817 or email
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [mailto:sghose@ci.davenport.ia.us] to learn more about
the Davenport Arrows Soccer Academy.
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Family Friday Nights

The Snowshoe walk at Vander Veer for this Friday, December 7 has been cancelled
due to lack of snow.

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with the whole family on Friday Nights?
Well Davenport  Parks and Recreation has the answer for you.  Our Family Friday
Night series includes pizza, lemonade and activities (Popcorn also included at
Movie Night)!  Best of all, if you register early it is only $2.50 per person ($4.00
per person at the door). 6:00pm - 9:00pm on Fridays.

Click here to pre-register [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001ueB2IscEN7eTivsXNBVkevU-x-NDgXZ9q1Zhvu2xu0oMgutX7_uVeP7-EcpZHe4hj7z4fraMdjSutPRtmucVcIy91F-7GhK2iPk2m3TpjD4j0LC1Vs16T5XzRvux6qgxLI0N95Gtx2-OopyfHZ6t6HFe4yVi8wm6]

December 7 - CANCELLED

December 14 - Movie Night "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (live version) : Davenport
Junior Theatre

December 21 - Ice Skating : The River's Edge

December 28 - Friday Night Jam : Roosevelt Community Center
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The Perfect Golf Gift for the holidays - with a 20% bonus!

Our re-loadable Player Card, which can be used for green fees and cart fees, has
been popular for it's 10% bonus. Load the card in multiples of $100, and get an
extra 10%.

But now, due to popular demand for the holidays, get 20% added to your Player Card
instead of 10%! What a great Christmas or Hanukkah gift for those golfers in your
family!

Just come down to the Parks and Recreation office at the River's Edge to buy your
Player Card or to re-load your existing one. River's Edge is open 6am - 10pm, 7
days a week for your convenience. So it's worth coming down to get a 20% bonus of
golf in Davenport. Offer good through December 31, 2012.

 
MEMPHIS’ 2012 AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL MATCH-UP ANNOUNCED PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Sports & Recreation
Written by Richard Martin   
Thursday, 06 December 2012 15:48

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Iowa State Cyclones will square off against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in the 54th AutoZone Liberty Bowl at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Liberty Bowl Stadium. The game will be televised by ESPN.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to host a representative team from the Big 12 Conference, one of the most powerful and prestigious conferences in the country,” said Steve Ehrhart, executive director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

Iowa State will be marking the 40th anniversary of its first and only appearance in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in 1972. The Cyclones played Georgia Tech in the 1972 game and were coached by Johnny Majors.

This will be Tulsa’s second trip to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The Golden Hurricane defeated Fresno State in the 2005 game 31-24. Tulsa earned its spot in this year’s AutoZone Liberty Bowl with a 33-27 overtime win over UCF in the C-USA Championship game.

For more information, visit www.autozonelibertybowl.org.

For more information on Tennessee happenings, visit us at tnvacation.com, facebook.com/tnvacation, tnvacation.com/triptales/, twitter.com/tnvacation/ or pinterest.com/tnvacation/

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Fun family activities for December PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Sports & Recreation
Written by Ron Summers   
Friday, 30 November 2012 15:30
Vander Veer Holiday Show

Vander Veer Botanical Park Conservatory presents it's annual Holiday Floral Show! With thousands of poinsettias and many lighted evergreens it's sure to get you in the holiday mood. It's also a great setting for a Christmas family photo too!  While there check out all the new merchandise is our Conservatory store!

Show Dates: December 1st through January 12th

The conservatory is open

Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm

Saturday: 10am -  8pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Admission is only $1, free for kids 16 and under

Vander Veer Botanical Park 215 W Central Park

Thanks to our sponsors:
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At The River's Edge

Public Skate times this weekend at The River's Edge:
Friday, November 30
11:00am - 1:00pm &
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, December 1
2:45pm - 4:45pm
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Don't forget our indoor golf range is now open! A large bucket of balls is only
$5, and hours are generally:
Mon - Fri, 7:00am - 3:00pm
Call The River's Edge at 563-328-PARK (7275) for more information.
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Holiday Soccer Tournament

The Indoor Youth Soccer Tournament will be a round robin format and the top two point scorers play the Championship Game!  Maximum of 15 players per team.  4 games guaranteed.

Sunday, December 30
Fee: $225.00
Times TBD
The River's Edge
Click here for more information or to register your team [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001DwxTvno8MT5reHasfqt87IclUDAyHt3qdIozFn1a3naTSGSZnxnmgO2O3pMepKTySP21yfnusCu7Pdg607x49ykYPXBEB1AQ5FOxMpZseOtPD1PuKvsP0GYqgqrgBnxQ_jq0glBexXjjZoJALCZADxQ_nclwNpLhAh2DT40pY_CsDwyh55FjVDbJsELczrDVZlqDoDBld3U=]
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Roosevelt Holiday
Fun Day

The Roosevelt Community Partnership is excited to bring back their FREE holiday event! Join us for an afternoon of fun ending with a visit with Santa and a holiday focused movie. The holiday fun will take place on:

Saturday, December 15th
10 am - 2 pm
Roosevelt Community Center,
1220 Minnie Ave., Davenport
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Senior Coffee

Come enjoy the sights, sounds, and fragrance of the Conservatory at Vander Veer Botanical Park.  Our theme this month is Poinsettia & Lights.

Fee: $1.00
Wednesday, December 12
10:00am - 12:00pm
Vander Veer Conservatory
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Winter Session
 
Be sure to sign-up for all the great Parks and Recreation winter programs!  Our Winter Session begins the week of January 7.  Don't delay, enroll today!

Click here to access our online catalog and registration [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001DwxTvno8MT4VSwq31b-qLY6xnnSTqLAhaJ5beUynbq7ZyWdYqL-H44NLLxhrBzMexCTwIP7cLF1F9mVntvQD--UIW0W4dhlRoXFnUPPG1OVLya2IjXoWidHh9RxJdO_l]
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Davenport Parks and RecreationNewsletter

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Skate with Santa

Enjoy some festive fun and skate with jolly ole' Saint Nick.  Standard Public Session rates apply - Photos just $1.00!  Free cookies and hot cocoa for all skaters.  Photos taken during the 30 minutes prior to and after the skate.

Saturday, 12/22, 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Photo Fee: $1.00, Skate Admission: $5.00, Skate Rental: $3.00

The River's Edge, 700 W River Drive
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Great Gift Ideas
Looking for a unique recreational gift? We have Golf Gift Cards and Parks and Recreation Gift Cards available at the River's Edge. We're open 6am - 10pm seven days a week for your shopping convenience.
Our Golf Card is available in any denomination and good at Duck Creek, Emeis or Red Hawk.
Our Parks and Recreation Gift Card can be used for any of our many recreationa programs including:

* Performing Arts
* Nature and Garden
* Camps
* Aquatics
* Sports or wellness
* Youth programs
* Lifelong learning course
* And more!
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Family Friday Nights

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with the whole family on Friday Nights? Well Davenport  Parks and Recreation has the answer for you.  Our Family Friday Night series includes pizza, lemonade and activities (Popcorn also included at Movie Night)!  Best of all, if you register early it is only $2.50 per person ($4.00 per person at the door).

6:00pm - 9:00pm : Fridays

Click here to pre-register [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001DwxTvno8MT7jJljZ39mXHSaFetlVmK9drM1GCxZxwbQ6iXnvjkBYcWDk21FbjQyfVk8bZ2y0buHq2DTmN7dVSCcoxccjA68_09w21ccCvcujuWJqpL493JMeJpLXF3NTLcPJY0MHj9E1w5yhlAin9gBW_9S8lyBJ]

December 7 - Snowshoe Hike : Vander Veer Conservatory

December 14 - Movie Night "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (live version) : Davenport Junior Theatre

December 21 - Ice Skating : The River's Edge

December 28 - Friday Night Jam : Roosevelt Community Center
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School Out Days
Need something FUN for your kids to do when school is not in session? We have school out days for all ages. Elementary age students can attend either the River's Edge or Roosevelt  Community Center. Days will be filled with playing games, doing crafts,
taking field trips and spending time with friends. Intermediate age students will attend Collins House and days will be focused on exploring future career options and helping engage youth in volunteerism. Program will run from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm. Each student should bring a water bottle and sack lunch, wear socks and gym shoes, and bring warm clothes to skate! Afternoon snacks will be provided.

Click here for more information and to register [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001DwxTvno8MT6HXC2KZU9W3c18YuUWMupLT3lpC_RWHFRPBlioY51Al_U42I0uFDw5rWAB7gz49-kUFIfeVMTdjNkzBg63I2Wz_wI5C08mowmFdDfwkxVrb0KkIfUDxmN9CISkejsGhtu0k4qPxHktRPrNgK5eibLzne8SlSXc1gfLhXVZBW9uK6tCSSDhDarjP5at1gyoVBw=]

School Out Days coming up: December 26, 27, 28, 31.  January 2, 3, 4, 7, 21.
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Advisory Board Vacancy

Davenport Parks and  Recreation Advisory Board seeks to fill vacant board positions. We are requesting applications to  fill three Board vacancies. Applicants that possess one or more of the following  qualifications will be strongly considered:

·Civic-minded

·Possesses interest and commitment  to help shape the vision for the future of the City of Davenport

·Can represent their assigned ward,  or residential area

Board member applications are  evaluated by current board members and applicants will be notified of their  decision by January 15, 2012. Newly selected Board members will serve two-year  terms. The Parks and  Recreation Board members meet bi-weekly
for one hour.

Members of ice-sports, soccer,  ethnic and youth groups are highly encouraged to apply.

Please contact the Advisory Board  Liaison Manisha Paudel at 563-888-3107 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to apply or for questions regarding  the vacancy. This membership is voluntary.
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Davenport Junior Theater & School of Dance

DJT is one of our most popular programs!  Don't wait until January to register or your class will be full!  We have Dance and Theatre classes for kids ages 3 - 18. Theatre classes include Acting, Improv, Broadway, Creative Theatre Fun (3-4 year olds), and more!  Dance classes include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Poms Dance Team and Lyrical.  Classes begin the week of January, 7.  For more information, visit the DJT website at

or call 563-326-7862 or 563-328-PARK (7275).
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Adaptive and Inclusive Programs
The programs below provide recreation opportunities for person with special needs, including those with physical, mental or emotional disabilities.  Adaptive and Inclusive programs are offered in structured, success-oriented environments in the areas of
sports and fitness, arts, independent living skills, social activities and special events.
Bowling Tournament

Come put on your bowling shoes and show off your skills at the People 1st Bowling Tournament on December 11, 2012 at 1:00pm at Miller Time Bowling!  Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  Pre-registration is required.  Fee includes bowling and shoe rental.

12/11   Fee: $10.00   Tues. 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Miller Time Bowling New Year's Bash

Come ring in the New Years with Davenport Parks and Recreation for their New Year's Party!  Dancing, hats and noisemakers will be provided and will be required for our own dropping of the New Year's ball!  Light refreshments will be provided. No Scholarships available.

12/28   Fee: $4.00   Fri 11:00am - 1:00pm
Credit Island Lodge

Dinner Theater at Comedy Sportz

Join us for good food and laughter at our interactive dinner party on Monday December 10th at The Establishment Theatre 220 19th Street Rock Island, IL. Dinner will be served at 6 pm the show will follow. There is a $10 fee, no scholarships are available.

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What's happening this weekend in the City of Davenport! PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Sports & Recreation
Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Friday, 16 November 2012 15:14

Our gift certificates make the perfect holiday gift!

We understand the challenge of finding a unique and thoughtful gift.
Consider Davenport Parks and Recreation and Davenport Public Golf Course Gift  Certificates
for the Holiday season!
Our gift certificates are good for golf, camps, classes, family activities and more!
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Don't Miss Out!

Winter Session Soccer League Registration is NOW OPEN!
Winter Session begins
January 6th, 2013.
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Public skating at the River's Edge


*
Friday, November 16th

* 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Saturday, November 17th

* 3:30pm-5:30pm (Turkey Bowling)
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Sunday, November 18th

* 4:30pm - 6:15pm
Turkey Bowling:
Saturday, November 17 (3:30-5:30pm)
Join us for a night of public skate and Turkey Bowling on the ice at the River's
Edge!
Prizes awarded to bowlers! (Standard public session rates apply---Bowling is an
additional $2).
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Please Note!
The Family Friday Night scheduled for November 16th at Red Hawk is cancelled.
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Holiday Closing Reminder:
The River's Edge and all Parks and Recreation Administration Offices
will be closed on November 22nd in observance of the holiday.
We wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving!

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Black Friday Fun at the River's Edge
Skating

River's Edge is open on Friday, 23rd
Public Skate  Offerings:


* 11:00am - 1:00pm
* 2:00pm - 4:00pm
* 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Black Friday School Out Day:

Need a chance to shop for some holiday surprises? The River's Edge is hosting a
school-out day on November 23rd-- perfect for working parents (or parents who just
want to get some shopping done), our school out days consist of fun activities,
field trips, friendship and a structured, safe environment. Call (563) 328-7275
to sign up.  $20/Day.
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Register now for the High School Shootout!

 
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