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Community Thanksgiving Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pastor David J. Revelle   
Friday, 01 November 2013 14:15

Free

Thanksgiving Dinner

Everyone Welcome!

 

When: Nov. 28/Thanksgiving Day

Where: Christian Center Church

2103 West Third Street

Davenport, IA

Time: Noon-2:00 p.m.

 

We’ll serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal

with all the fixin’s!

 

Please call 563-322-2959 to reserve your spot!

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport - Oct 31st Edition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 01 November 2013 12:11
Hello!
Haunted Round up the family tonight and head downtown for the 2013 Halloween Parade! The parade begins at 7 p.m. at the corner of 3rd and Brady Streets. Click here for a parade route map.  Before or after the parade, enjoy new pasta dishes from Fresh Deli by Nostalgia Farms while watching "Rocky Horror Picture Show." Help create a Halloween tradition! Keep the scares going by heading to the last night of the Davenport Jaycees Haunted House afterward.
What happens when you mix Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T-Bone Burnett?  You get the incredible Ghost Brothers of Darkland County! Don't miss this southern supernatural musical at the Adler on Sunday night!   Until then, zombify yourself for the Rise of the Zombies after Halloween party at the RiverCenter on Saturday. Keep in mind the Iowa Pro Bikini and NPC Battle of Champions presented by Liquid Sun Rayz is at the RiverCenter this weekend, too.
Stop by the Figge before the Halloween Parade tonight and hear from local community members as they share their ideas and interests through photos during PechaKucha Night. Did we mention there'd be complimentary appetizers and a cash bar, too? If you're looking for another event for the whole family, venture back on Saturday for El Dia de los Muertos Family Fiesta! Enjoy interactive galleries and studios along with photo ops, delicious treats, and more.  Go ahead and tour the Day of the Dead Exhibition while you're there!
The River Music Experience is also continuing the celebration of Halloween festivities into the weekend for this month's Deja vu Rendezvous series tomorrow night. Come dressed up in your Halloween best for a musical performance by Have Your Cake. The band will be the host of the costume contest...prizes included!
Treat yourself to a night of home brewed beer and homegrown artists Saturday at the German American Heritage Center. Enjoy German style beer from MUGZ, a DIY printing project, hot pretzels and more during GAHC's second annual beer tasting and fundraiser, Arts and Draughts! Give the kids a chance to have some fun on Sunday during a lantern making workshop to celebrate St. Martins Day!
VOTE Last, but certainly not least, remember to VOTE on Tuesday, Nov. 5!  Do your civic duty and vote in Tuesday's local elections.  Remember, you can even register the same day you vote in Iowa!  So if you've recently moved or you're a student in college, registering and voting is still a piece of cake.  Click here to find your voting location and for easy instructions on how to vote and what to expect on Tuesday.
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This Week's Events: October 31- November 6


Thursday, October 31
Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Class: Expressive Drawing - Pastel & Charcoal
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $75/member; $85/non-member; $10 materials fee payable to instructor
Davenport Jaycees Haunted House
Where: 319 Western Avenue
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: $10/soul
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10
Halloween Parade
Where: Downtown Davenport
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Keith Soko
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

River's Edge Monthly Ice Schedule

Discover dozens of sporting events at River's Edge!

Follow the links below to see the complete ice and turf schedule for the month.

"Rocky Horror Picture Show" Halloween 2nd Annual Showing
Where: Fresh Deli by Nostalgia Farms
Time: Starting after 4:30 p.m.; last showing will start after parade ends
Price: FREE
Thursdays at the Figge: PechaKucha Night
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

Friday, November 1

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m

Price: N/A

Website

Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Class: Watercolor-Beginner/Intermediate
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: Noon - 2:30 p.m.
Price: $75/member; $85/non-member
Halloween Deja vu Rendezvous featuring Have Your Cake
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price: $5
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $5 and up
The Fast Clydes
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
Saturday, November 2

Arts and Draughts

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Website

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

 

Bucktown Center for the Arts

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Class: Docent Candidate Training

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Price: $150

Website

 

Exhibition: 1934: A New Deal for Artists

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: A New Deal for Illinois: The Federal Art Project Collection of Western Illinois

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Day of the Dead

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Medieval Monsters

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7) or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Jazz

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Photography Contest

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sun.

Price: Museum Admission or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Walter Haskell Hinton: Image Maker for Deere

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Wisconsin's NAZI Resistance: the Mildred Fish-Harnack Story
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 or less), or FREE with membership

 

Family Fiesta

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Night of 101 Winners
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Price: $5 and up

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
Website

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The Fast Clydes

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

Website

 

Tour: Day of the Dead

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Sunday, November 3

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Ghost Brothers of Darkland County
Where: The Adler Theatre
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $39.50, $59.50, & 69.50
Lantern Making Workshop for Families
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: $5/child; FREE for adult helpers

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bix Bistro

Where: Blackhawk Hotel

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Price: Adults - $17.95 and Kids - $8.95

Website

 

Sunday Live Jazz

Where: Brady St. Chop House

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Tour: 1934: A New Deal for Artists
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Monday, November 4

 

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Margaritas and $5 Tacos

Website

 

Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

Website


Tuesday, November 5


Acoustic Music Club
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Class: Drawing Beyond the Basics - Line to Form II
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $75/member, $85/non-member
Class: Oil Painting- Water-Soluble Oils (Beginner)
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: $85/members; $95/non-members

 

Class: Silk Painting & Batik

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $55/members; $65/non-member; $20 materials fee payable to instructor

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market
Where: Freight House Building and Parking Lot
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: FREE

 

It's Firkin Tuesday!

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Burger Baskets

Website


Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Wednesday, November 6

 

Art Lovers Book Club

Where: Figge Cafe

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE (members only)

Website

 

Attack of the Casks

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 5:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Bucktown Center for the Arts
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Midday Moolah Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: 100 points per entry; 10 entries max per guest

Website

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Nifty 50's
Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 
Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas opens Nov. 14 at The Old Creamery! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelly Klimes   
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 13:22

Ama

Amana – Come celebrate the holidays with The Church Basement Ladies in this all-new show filled with their heart-warming humor and wisdom. The year is 1959 and the ladies are putting final touches on the annual Sunday School Christmas program. You can almost smell the cookies baking as these ladies dish out much more than holiday goodies. Away in the Basement is a delightfully funny way to celebrate the holiday season!

The cast of Away in the Basement consists of Sean McCall of Marengo, Kay Francis of Naples, Florida, Deborah Kennedy of West Amana, Katie Colletta of Rockton, IL., and Nikki Savitt of Arlington Heights, IL. Away in the Basement is directed by Curt Wollan with music director Shari Rhoads.

Away in the Basement is inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the best seller “Growing Up Lutheran” and is written by Greta Grosch with music and lyrics by Drew Jansen.

Tickets are $27.50 for adults and $18 for students. Walk-ins are always welcome if seats are available. Some shows are sold out and reservations for Away in the Basement are highly recommended. The show runs through Dec. 22 and is rated Theatre G.

Call the box office at 319-622-6262 for tickets and show times or visit the web site at www.oldcreamery.com.

The Old Creamery Theatre is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. The Company is celebrating 42 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest.

 
Hardacre Theater preservation group achieves nonprofit designation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Hardacre Film Festival   
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 11:59

Donors can now claim tax deductions to help save historic theater

TIPTON, Iowa—The Hardacre Theater Preservation Association (HTPA) announced today it has achieved its long-awaited goal of attaining 501(c)(3) status from the IRS, making the group an official nonprofit organization and opening doors for the organization and its donors.

With nonprofit designation, the HTPA can now offer tax deductions to donors who want to help save the theater and pursue grants and funding opportunities only available to 501(c)(3) organizations.

“We are thrilled to attain this status, as it will open so many doors for not only the Hardacre Theater Preservation Association but for its donors,” said Greg Brown, HTPA president. “Many grants are available only to nonprofit organizations. Attaining this status will help us realize the community’s vision for the Hardacre Theater.”

The Hardacre Theater is a nearly 100-year-old opera house and movie theater that, until August 2013, was in continuous operation since it opened in 1916. The theater is home to Iowa’s longest-running film festival—the Hardacre Film Festival—which celebrated its 16th year in August 2013. The movie industry’s rapid evolution from 35mm film to digital projection has left many single-screen, privately owned theaters scrambling to upgrade to digital or close their businesses.

The HTPA’s goal is to purchase and upgrade the Hardacre Theater, creating a multi-use venue for both recorded and live entertainment. The first fundraising phase will be to purchase the theater building, then renovate and upgrade its technology to create a state-of-the-art entertainment and cultural facility.

The group is formulating a fundraising and grant-attainment plan. Anyone interested in donating, pledging a donation, and following the Hardacre Theater’s journey to renovation can visit the HTPA’s website at thehardacre.org.


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Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Students to be Honored by Lincoln Academy November 2 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brooke Anderson   
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 07:55

Ceremony at Old State Capitol Recognizes the Top Student from Each College and University in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD Governor Pat Quinn today announced the names of the state’s outstanding college students who will be honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. The Academy will recognize the students during the annual Student Laureate Convocation at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield.

“These students have exhibited a personal commitment to excel as seen by their remarkable academic accomplishments,” Governor Quinn said. “They serve as role models to all Illinois students. With hard-working and dedicated young leaders such as these, Illinois and the rest of the nation can look forward to a bright future.”

The Lincoln Academy’s Student Laureate Awards are presented for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities to seniors from each of the state’s four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities, and one student from among all the community colleges in Illinois. At the Student Laureate Convocation, each will receive a Student Laureate Medallion, along with a $1,000 educational grant and a certificate of achievement. This event will mark the 39th year that students have been honored by the Academy.

Student Laureate Caelin Niehoff of DePaul University will speak on behalf of all the Laureates. The invocation will be delivered by Robert A. Easter, Ph.D., President of the University of Illinois and the benediction will be delivered by The Reverend Stanley Davis, Jr. The Sangamon Woodwind Consort will provide music, and a luncheon at the Illinois Executive Mansion will follow the Student Laureate Convocation.

The Lincoln Academy, unique among the 50 states, was established 49 years ago to honor Illinois’ most distinguished citizens with the state’s highest award, the Order of Lincoln. The 50th Annual Convocation and Investiture of Laureates of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois will take place Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Field Museum in Chicago.

STUDENT LAUREATES

 

School                         Student                        Home Town

 

Augustana College                        Jenna N. Orabutt                        Hawthorn Woods, IL

Aurora University                     Andrew J. Patton                         Oswego, IL

Benedictine University                     Eman Sahloul                        Orland Park, IL

Blackburn College                        Ashley Donoho                        

Bradley University                     Jonathan Teich                          Bay City, MI

Chicago State University                    Christopher D. Muldrow                      Oak Forest, IL

Columbia College – Chicago              Allison C. Shuman                         Cranston, RI

Concordia University Chicago            David J. Moldenhauer                    Walled Lake, MI

DePaul University                     Caelin Niehoff                        Algonquin, IL

Dominican University                     David C. Gayes                          Oak Park, IL

Eastern Illinois University                    Zachary D. Samples                        Decatur, IL

Elmhurst College                        Emily A. Darow                          Palatine, IL

Eureka College                        Lauren M. Schwanke                       Eureka, IL

Governors State University                Ricca Louissaint                     South Holland, IL

Greenville College                        Alyssa R. Gosselin                       Derby, VT

Illinois College                        Phuong Hoang Nguyen                      Thai Binh, Vietnam

Illinois Institute of Technology            Miriam R. Schmid                         Cissna Park, IL

Illinois State University                     Brian M. Kulaga                         Elmhurst, IL

Illinois Wesleyan University                Josefina Banales                        Chicago, IL

Judson University                     Cassandra E. Criminger                     Flanagan, IL

Knox College                        Carolyn Stephen                        St. Louis, MO

Lake Forest College                        Anali N. Vargas                         Chicago, IL

Lake Land College                        Kolten A. Postin                         Moweaqua, IL

Lewis University                     Samantha J. Rinehart                       Marion, IA

Lincoln College                        Josh A. Jones                          Joliet, IL

Loyola University Chicago                  Thomas J. Serena                         Shorewood, IL

MacMurray College                        Katherine L. Schmidt                        Jerseyville, IL

McKendree University                     Anthony J. Rhoads                         Litchfield, IL

Millikin University                     Emily E. D’Ambrose                      Naperville, IL

Monmouth College                        William T. Terrill                                  Sugar Grove, IL

National Louis University                    Kristine Becker-Kristufek               Mt. Prospect, IL

North Central College                        Colin J. Loeffler                       Sun Prairie, WI

North Park University                     An Tran                           Hanoi, Vietnam

Northeastern Illinois University           Ashor O. Jajou                          Morton Grove, IL

Northern Illinois University                  Sarah L. Stuebing                       DeKalb, IL

Olivet Nazarene University                 Breanne M. Bambrick                       Washington, IL

Principia College                        Haley O. Morton                         Wildwood, MO

Quincy University                     Samantha A. Nielsen                        Arlington Heights, IL

Rockford University                     Dunja Cosic                          Rockford, IL

Roosevelt University                     Erin McCaslin                       Maple Valley, WA

St. Xavier University                     Lauren Bryk                           Rolling Meadows, IL

Southern IL Univ. Carbondale            Eileen N. Schweiss                       Festus, MO

Southern IL Univ. Edwardsville          Christopher J. Branch                         Edwardsville, IL

The University of Chicago                  Safiya C. Johnson                        Chicago, IL

Trinity Christian College                      Megan L. Anderson                       Elgin, IL

Trinity International University            Rebekah E. Held                           Hartford, WI

University of IL at Chicago                 Fransely Robles                         Chicago, IL

University of IL at Springfield             Joshua Eastby                         Edwardsville, IL

Univ. of IL at Urbana-Champaign      Amanda M. Rowland                        Burr Ridge, IL

University of St. Francis                     Brandon S. Collofello                     Minooka, IL

VanderCook College of Music           Maxwell J. Dykla                          Belding, MI

Western Illinois University                   Lindsey M. Posmanick                      Troy, IL

Wheaton College                        Sarah R. Vander Vorst                       Mound City, SD

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