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Spring golf is almost here! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kenneth Asta   
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 08:53
Spring golf is almost here!


Duck Creek Golf Course open during good weather
With our mild winter weather, Duck Creek Golf Course has been open throughout the winter whenever weather has allowed. Generally the course is open if the temperature is above 40 degrees and the ground is dry enough.
Call the clubhouse at 563-326-7824 to find out if the course is open for the day. No tee times are being taken, but golf is on a first come first serve basis. Enjoy the early spring weather and get a few rounds in before the course opens for the season.
New Player Card provides savings on golf fees for everyone!
Player Card
Our new Player Card is a great deal for you! It works like a credit card, only with a 10% bonus! Money added in multiples of $100 to the card is good for green fees and cart fees. Minimum purchase is $100, but you'll get $110 to use on the card. Individuals in your group can each purchase a card and save. Suggest it to everyone in any group you play with.
Purchase at the River's Edge, 700 W River Drive in downtown Davenport during normal business hours.  Hurry though, the 10% bonus may not last forever.
No increase in fees for 2012!
What better news to start the spring golf season than no increase in fees for 2012!  That's right, green fees and cart fees for the upcoming year will be the same as 2011. We've also improved our rain check policy for this season.
Davenport Parks and Recreation is dedicated to constantly improving our three courses and keeping costs down to create the best golfing experience for our customers. We've made some great improvements to our courses, added a Player Card and an indoor golf range. So get those clubs shiny and head out to your favorite course.
Have you seen our indoor golf range yet?
golf range 2
Our new indoor golf range at the River's Edge is great to practice your swing on those not too perfect spring days. Sign up your league, team or group today for our special group rate:
$75 per hour, 6 tee stations, unlimited golf balls!
The indoor range is also available for individual use. A large bucket of balls is $5, and a small bucket is $3.
The indoor range is only available certain days and times of the week. Visit our website and check our "Turf Schedule" for more information.
Give the gift of golf
Giving the gift of golf to a family member, friend, associate, or even yourself is easy at Davenport Parks and Recreation. Traditional Gift Cards are available for purchase at our office at the River's Edge, 700 W River Drive, in downtown Davenport. They are available for purchase anytime during normal business hours at the River's Edge. For more information, call us at 563-328-7275.

Davenport Parks and Recreation
700 W River Dr
Davenport, Iowa 52803

 
Davenport Parks and Recreation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kenneth Asta   
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 08:43
Recreation

Mother Son Dance

Mother Son Formal Dance

Sunday, March 25 -

Take a night to slow down and spend time with your special "guy" at our Mother Son Formal on Sunday, March 25th at The River Centers Mississippi Hall.  This is a wonderful event to have some quality time spent having fun, dressing up, and dancing.  Couples will be treated to a dinner buffet, crafts, dancing, and a chance to win prizes for only $40/couple; $20 each additional child.  A professional photographer will be available to take couple's photos.  Moms can be grandmas, aunts, or step-mothers.  Best of all, mom does not have to clean up the mess!

 

St. Patrick's Dance

Friday, March 16 -

All persons with developmental disabilities are invited to celebrate St. Patrick's Day by putting on the green and "cutting the rug" to music that is bound to get up your Irish.  The dance will be held on Friday, March 16th at the Herbert Goettsch Community Center, Bettendorf from 6-8:30pm.  The $4 admission fee, payable at the door, includes dinner.  This event is sponsored by the Davenport and Bettendorf Parks and Recreation Departments, HDC, New Found Hope, Community Care Inc., New Choices Inc., and Vera French Pine Knoll.

 

Kindernature - Mammal Mayhem

Tuesday, March 13 -

Kindernature is a nature program for young children ages 3 to 5Kindernature Girl which enriches awareness and appreciation for nature. Each class focuses on an environmental theme includes a story, hands-on activity, craft and themed snack. Class fee is $6 per child.  An adult must accompany the child. Registration is required and class size is limited to 20 children. Each class begins at 10am in the Vander Veer Conservatory. During Mammal Mayhem participants will learn about common mammals in our parks and ones not so common through hands-on activities and an interactive lesson on March 13th.

 

March Family Fun Nights

Are you looking for a low cost way to spend QUALITY time with your family?  Davenport Parks and Recreation heard this need and has responded in a way that is sure to appeal to ALL members of the family.  We have developed a rotating schedule of activities at our various facilities to offer families a night full of FUN!  Sept-March you can count on spending the night from 6:00-9:00 and we will take care of everything for $2.50 a person pre-registered (you must register each family member attending over 2yrs old). $4.00 per person at the door.  For Family Friday, parents or guardians need to accompany their kids.

This month's activities are:

  • March 2: Spring Surprise - Come Join Davenport Parks and Recreation from 6 PM- 9 PM at Vander Veer Botanical Park Conservatory to take in the beauty of spring. Plant up a spring plant for additional $3, can pay on site. There will be pizza available for $2.50 a person which will include two slices of pizza and lemonade.
  • March 9: Family Movie Night at Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave Movie is "Space Jam".
  • March 23: Family night at Roosevelt Community Center

 

Junior Theater CampDavenport Junior Theatre's Spring Break Performing Arts Camp

Junior Theatre is proud to offer this unique adventure! Students collaborate on the creation of their very own script, while exploring improvisation, musical theatre, make-up, and the life of a professional actor. Students travel throughout Davenport Junior Theatre, learning about props, costumes, and lights.  Everything ends with a performance for family and friends on Friday afternoon from 4:00 - 5:30 PM. Join us as we provoke your child's imagination like never before!

Camp begins Monday, March 12

Fee: $150.00 ($25.00 Early/Late Pick-Up)

Ages: 6 - 13

  • Students should arrive 10 minutes early
  • Early Drop off 7:30am - 8:30am / Late Pick-Up 4:00pm - 5:30pm: Additional Fees Apply
  • Guardian should come with student on first day to fill out Medical Release Form
  • Students must be signed in and out by guardian
  • Any student missing more than one day may not be included in showcase
  • FREE Showcase will be Friday, March 16 from 4:00pm - 5:15pm (parents & friends welcome)

 

 

river's edge logoThe River's Edge
700 West River Drive
Next to Modern Woodmen Stadium

 

Jamm'in At The Edge! -
Especially For Teens!

Saturday, March 3 -

Come on out and skate while you enjoy live local bands and DJ's. All ages welcome!  Admission:  $10/Person, $3/Skate Rental, Saturday, March 3rd from 9pm-11pm, Band: Surface Tension.

River's Edge School Out Adventure Spring Break Camp

Davenport Parks and Recreation's Adventure Camp and River's Edge Sports Camps are combining to offer camps on ALL School out Days, including In-Service, School Breaks and snow days!  These days will be filled -playing games, doing crafts, taking field trips, and spending time with friends!  We have highly qualified staff that will keep your child active and safe while also providing enriching experiences with a focus on all sorts of sports on our turf and ice skating.

School Out Days run March 8 - 20th from 7:30-5:30 at the River's Edge utilizing the wonderful facilities such as ice skating and Centennial Park, with all its wonderful amenities: spray park , basketball court, skate park, and playgrounds. Each child needs to bring a water bottle and sack lunch, wear socks and gym shoes, bring warm clothes to ice skate, PM snacks will be provided.  The cost for the camp is $30/day or 20 percent off for registering for more than 2 days.

 

chicago fireThe Chicago Fire is coming to the Rivers Edge!!!

A soccer youth clinic will be held on Sunday, March 18th! A bus trip to the Fire home opener will take all participants, who will be ON THE FIELD for warm-ups.

Mom and Me Skate at the River's Edge
Friday, March 30 -
Kids grab your skates and hit the ice with your mom on Friday March 30th from 6-8pm! Show her how you cut up the ice and have a great time skating to the latest hits while stopping for pizza for the low, low price of only $10.

The Spring Baseball Special is here at the Rivers Edge!

Batting Cages, Pitching Mounds, Hitting Stations and plenty of open turf. All you bring are bats and balls and the rest is up to us. Only $50 an hour for March and April.

 

Spring Adult Leagues are starting very soon!

Softball, Soccer, Kickball, Volleyball, Basketball leagues will be available. Click "Online Catalog and Registration" and follow the instructions.

 

Spring registration is available after March 15 at:

www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/parks

 

 

Intro To Tae Kwon Do for Ages 11+ at The River's Edge

This 4-week introductory session meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 8 sessions; March 6-29.  It is designed for the more serious athlete but is still guaranteed to be fun and enhance the mind/body connection!  Ages 11 and above are welcome.  The art of Tae Kwon Do is an exceptional mind and body work-out and a great enhancement to an active lifestyle.  Participants who are interested in testing at the conclusion of the session will be required to purchase a Do-Bok - details to be reviewed in class.
Instructor:  Ethan Dixon, a second degree black belt, has been training for seven years and teaching for three.
Fee:  $90.00  Classes repeat every month and students advance at their own pace.

 

 

Davenport Parks and Recreation
700 W River Drive
Davenport IA 52802
563-328-PARK (7275)

 
EVERSTART SERIES AND FLW COLLEGE FISHING CENTRAL DIVISION EVENTS CANCELED FOR TABLE ROCK LAKE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Julie Huber   
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 08:35
Severe weather damages marina
KIMBERLING CITY, Mo. (Feb. 29, 2012) – Damage sustained from severe weather in the area has forced the cancellation of the EverStart Series tournament scheduled for March 1-3 and the FLW College Fishing tournament scheduled for March 3 at Table Rock Lake. The severe weather that went through the area yesterday caused damage to the Port of Kimberling Marina and FLW tournament equipment.
“Our number one concern is the safety of our anglers, staff and the community,” said Kathy Fennel, FLW president of operations. “The storm that ravaged the area severely damaged the marina and much of the equipment needed to conduct a tournament, unfortunately we have no choice but to cancel the event at this time.
“There is no reason why this tournament won’t be rescheduled,” Fennel continued. “Right now we are looking at alternative dates but nothing has been decided at this time.”
Anglers were scheduled to take off from Port of Kimberling Marina located at 72 Marina Way in Kimberling City, Mo. Weigh-in was scheduled to take place at the marina on Thursday and Friday and Walmart located at 18401 State Highway 13 in Branson on Saturday, all activities have been canceled.
For complete details and updated information visit FLWOutdoors.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the EverStart Series on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.
ABOUT FLW
FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing unparalleled fishing resources and entertainment to our sponsors, fans and host communities. FLW is offering anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2012 over the course of 191 tournaments across five tournament circuits, each providing an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water,” through a variety of platforms including tournaments, outdoor expos and the world’s richest fantasy sports game – FLW Fantasy Fishing. For more information about FLW and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 
Niabi Zoo to Open for the Season on March 5th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marc Heinzman   
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 07:52
Coal Valley, IL – February 28, 2012 - Niabi Zoo has announced that it will open its gates for the 2012 season on Monday, March 5th.

The zoo, which has been closed for the winter since mid-December of 2011, will be open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm each day. As a way to welcome the community back out to the zoo, admission will be free until March 11th.

Niabi Zoo Interim Zoo Director Marc Heinzman says zoo visitors have much to look forward to this year. “The great thing about visiting Niabi Zoo,” said Heinzman, “is that it’s always an adventure for our guests. Our baby giraffe born last September has really grown up in just a few months, and we’ve got a new baby colobus monkey that was just born a couple months ago. Both of them are doing great!”

In addition to the new zoo babies, Niabi Zoo has added new programs to enhance the experiences of zoo guests. “We have added Keeper Chats this year,” said Heinzman. “Every day at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm at different animal exhibits Niabi Zoo zookeepers will be available to speak with zoo guests about the animals and answer questions. This will be a great addition to the visit of anyone spending the day at the zoo.”

Starting March 5th, Niabi Zoo will be open seven days a week.

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NATIONAL GUARD FLW COLLEGE FISHING CENTRAL CONFERENCE HEADED TO TABLE ROCK LAKE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Julie Huber   
Monday, 27 February 2012 15:19
KIMBERLING CITY, Mo. (Feb. 23, 2012) – National Guard FLW College Fishing is headed to Table Rock Lake March 3 for the first of four stops in the Central Conference. Forty college teams will be competing for a top award of $5,000 and a berth in the Central Regional Championship tournament.
“Fishing is real good,” said Chevy pro Dion Hibdon of Sunrise Beach, Mo. “They are catching some big weights on Table Rock right now. I think it is going to take in the mid 20-pound range to win.
“The bass are going to be suspended for the most part,” Hibdon went on to say. “I would target channel swings and bluff ends using jerkbaits and swimming a grub. You’re going to see some pretty awesome weights at this tournament.”
According to Hibdon, the mild winter and warm temperatures have the fish biting well.
Anglers will take off from Port of Kimberling Marina located at 72 Marina Way in Kimberling City, Mo., at 7 a.m. Saturday. Weigh-in will also be at the marina beginning at 1 p.m. Takeoff and weigh-in are free and open to the public.
Schools competing in the Table Rock Lake tournament, which is hosted by the Port of Kimberling Marina, include:
Eastern Illinois University – Chase Sanford, Charleston, Ill., and Lee Buehnerkemper, Teutopolis, Ill.
Eastern Kentucky – Tyler Moberly, Berea, Ky., and Ethan Snyder, Vine Grove, Ky.
Georgetown College – Mike Huff, Corbin, Ky., and Nick Huff, Georgetown, Ky.
Grace College – Christopher Valentine, Warsaw, Ind., and Mike Depositar, Winona Lake, Ind.
Illinois State University – Dave Haag, Oswego, Ill., and Spencer Richardson, Danville, Ill.
Indiana University – Dustin Vaal, Bloomington, Ind., and Steven Bressler, Fremont, Ind.
Kansas State University – Ryan Patterson, Goddard, Kan., and Nathen Kozlowski, Junction City, Kan.
Marian University – Justin McDonald, Noblesville, Ind., and Joel Bone, Decatur, Ind.
MidAmerica Nazarene University – Jacob Johnson, Lenexa, Kan., and Ryan Rockwell, Des Moines, Iowa
Missouri State University – Brennan Halbersma, Springfield, Mo., and Joe McBride, Olathe, Kan.
Missouri University of Science and Technology – Scott Kuhl and William Kleine, both of Rolla, Mo.
Missouri Valley College – Paul Thomas, Marshall, Mo., and Kalen Brady, Rolla, Mo.
Morehead State University – James Martin, Carlisle, Ohio, and Brandon Johnson, Salt Lick, Ky.
Milwaukee School of Engineering – Scott Watry, Milwaukee, Wis., and Steven Digrazia, Mokena, Ill.
Murray State University – Justin Graben, Murray, Ky., and Ethan Hoggard, Almo, Ky.
Northern Illinois University – Jason Penuel and Steve McClone, both of Dekalb, Ill.
Northwest Missouri State University – Andrew Nordbye, St. Joseph, Mo., and Carter Gillespie, New Hampton, Mo.
Northwestern University – Jimmy Morrow, Arlington Heights, Ill., and Matthew Kestufskie, Evanston, Ill.
Purdue University – Ryan Spicer, Arcola, Ind., and Chris Kaiser, Carmel, Ind.
Saint Cloud State University – Nick Minell, Coon Rapids, Minn., and Anthony Skoglund, St. Cloud, Minn.
Southern Illinois University – Ryan Dunn, Harrisburg, Ill., and Brandon Ringer, Carbondale, Ill.
Southern Illinois-Edwardsville – Justin Skinner, Taylorville, Ill., and Brad Lemasters, Edwardsville, Ill.
Southeast Missouri State – Tim Randell and Adam Zielinski, both of St. Charles, Mo.
St. Ambrose University – Joe Bailey, Davenport, Iowa, and Tyler Boyle, Montgomery, Ill.
University of Dubuque – Marcus Prull, Monticello, Iowa, and Brian Swalley, Dubuque, Iowa
University of Illinois – Kyle Ekstrom, Poplar Grove, Ill., and Conrad Keefe, Villa Park, Ill.
University of Iowa – James Steffen, Iowa City, Iowa, and John Mercer, Burlington, Iowa
University of Minnesota – Joe Ponessa, Shoreview, Minn., and Mark Shirley, Saint Cloud, Minn.
University of Missouri – Duron Netsell and Chad Beck, both of Columbia, Mo.
University of Nebraska – Sean Mulholland, Deerfield, Ill., and William McCabe, Lincoln, Neb.
University of Nebraska-Omaha – Ben Milliken, Bennington, Neb., and Ryan Nieto, Fort Calhoun, Neb.
University of Saint Thomas – Andrew Heitzman, Andover, Minn., and Dan Reichert, St. Paul, Minn.
University of Wisconsin – Levi Warner, Shiocton, Wis., and Kevin Yeska, Madison, Wis.
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh – Jordan Mortenson, Iola, Wis., and Chad Janke, Oshkosh, Wis.
University of Wisconsin-Platteville – Jacob Clisch, Reedsburg, Wis., and Alex Hansen, Plover, Wis.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point – Noah Kruzitski, Stevens Point, Wis., and Adam Kolbeck, Plover, Wis.
University of Wisconsin-Stout – Ryan Helke, Menomonie, Wis., and Jeremy Anibas, Colfax, Wis.
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater – Andrew Norton, Elkhorn, Wis., and Chunou Xiong, Milwaukee, Wis.
Winona State University – Cade Laufenberg, Stoddard, Wis., and Sam Schollmeier, Rochester, Minn.
Western Kentucky University – Cody Napier, Lewisburg, Ky., and Ryan Coleman, Utica, Ky.
FLW College Fishing teams compete in four qualifying events in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top five teams from each regular-season tournament will qualify for one of five regional championships. The top five teams from each regional championship will advance to the national championship.
College Fishing is free to enter and FLW Outdoors provides boats and drivers for each competing team along with travel allowances. All participants must be registered, full-time undergraduate students at a four-year college or university and members of a fishing club recognized by their college or university.
For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow College Fishing on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing. Visit CollegeFishing.com to sign up or to start a club at your school.
ABOUT FLW
FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing unparalleled fishing resources and entertainment to our sponsors, fans and host communities. FLW is offering anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2012 over the course of 191 tournaments across five tournament circuits, each providing an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water,” through a variety of platforms including tournaments, outdoor expos and the world’s richest fantasy sports game – FLW Fantasy Fishing. For more information about FLW and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter and Facebook.

 
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