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Cinderella PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Junior Theatre   
Friday, 04 October 2013 15:16

Adapted by Roger Vavey, Sr.

A timeless classic! This retelling of Cinderella will take you on the adventure like never before. Join us, as the Cinderella and her friends the mice discover it takes more than magic to find your happily ever after.

Saturday, October 5 : 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday, October 6 : 2:00pm
Saturday, October 12 : 1:00pm & 4:00pm

Sunday, October 13 : 2:00pm

$5.00 for anyone 3 years and up, $7.00 for adults, tickets sold at the door

(Show runs approximately 60 minutes)

Davenport Junior Theatre

Annie Wittenmyer Campus

2822 Eastern Avenue

Davenport, IA  52803


Simon to host Illinois River meeting in Peoria PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ted Nelson   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 12:43

Simon to host Illinois River Coordinating Council meeting, encourage best water quality practices

Part of three day river conference in Peoria

PEORIA – Sept. 30, 2013. Continuing her efforts to encourage river awareness and protect water quality, Lt. Governor Sheila Simon will host an Illinois River Coordinating Council (IRCC) meeting on Tuesday in conjunction with the 14th Biennial Governor’s Conference on the Management of the Illinois River System. The IRCC will discuss whether to seek a Blue Trail or other designation to help promote conservation and recreation on the Illinois River.

“By working together we can help protect and preserve our Illinois rivers,” said Simon. “This public dialogue is an excellent way to have your voice heard and learn more about our waterways.”

Simon is encouraging members of the public to attend the quarterly meeting of the Illinois Rivers Coordinating Council and participate in an open forum for public questions and comments. Members of the Mississippi and Wabash-Ohio River Coordinating Councils will be in attendance as will several mayors from the Mississippi River and Towns Initiative.

Being held from Oct. 1 – Oct. 3, the three day conference will also include an Illinois River Watershed Conservation Tour, drought workshop, Spirit of Peoria River Boat Cruise and discussions on infrastructure needs, community issues, local economy and importance of protecting natural resources.

Recognizing Lt. Gov. Simon’s efforts to promote river health and protect drinking water, Alton Main Street and the Sierra Club recently presented Simon with the prestigious Confluence Conservation Leadership Award. Simon chairs the Mississippi, Illinois, and Wabash and Ohio River Coordinating Councils, which are charged with reviewing state and federal programs that impact the watersheds and working with local communities to raise awareness of and address watershed issues.

TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

PLACE: Four Points by Sheraton, Peoria

NOTE: Simon is available for interviews before and after the council meeting.


Residents Rights Month- Alternatives for the Older Adult PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ellen Berberich   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 08:44

Across the country, residents of nursing homes and other long term care facilities along with family member, ombudsmen, citizen advocates, facility staff and others will honor the individual rights of long- term care residents by celebrating Residents’ Rights Month. Residents’ Rights Month is an annual event held in October by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long- term Care (The Consumer Voice) to celebrate and focus on awareness of dignity, respect and the value of long-term residents.

The theme for Residents’ Rights Month 2013 is, “Speak Out Against Elder Abuse” with the goal of encouraging residents and others to be educated about and speak out again elder abuse.

“Residents’ Rights Month is an excellent opportunity to re-affirm our collective commitment to residents‘ rights and to honor long-term care residents,” said Sarah F. Wells, Consumer Voice Executive Director. “We want to help create a safe and secure environment for older adults and individuals with disabilities, no matter where they may happen to live. Whether it’s the residents themselves or witnesses of elder abuse, there is no reason some should keep quiet and avoid taking action. We hope to facilitate and encourage ways for residents, their loved ones, or witnesses of elder abuse to use their voice and speak out against this serious issue.”

The Nursing Home Reform Law, passed in 1987, guarantees nursing home residents their individual rights, including but not limited to: individualized care, respect, dignity, the right to visitation, the right to privacy, the right to complain and the right to make independent choices. Residents who have made their home in other types of facilities such as assisted living, supportive living or skilled nursing facilities maintain their rights as U.S. Citizens. Residents’ Rights Month raises awareness about these rights and pays tribute to the unique contributions of long-term residents.

The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has worked for more than 30 years to promote residents’ rights daily. More than 8,000 volunteers and 1,000 paid staff are advocates for residents in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Authorized under the Older Americans Act and administered by the Administration on Aging, the program also provides information on how to find a facility, conducts community education sessions and supports residents, their families and the public with one-on-one consultations regarding long term care.

Alternatives for the Older Adult, a nonprofit which promotes the independence and quality of life of older adults and their families, recognizes the importance of residents’ rights by providing the Ombudsman Program for ten counties in the state of Illinois including Rock Island, Mercer, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, McDonough, Putnam, Bureau, Warren and Henderson County.

Regional Ombudsman for Alternatives for the Older Adult Nancy Schold explains why the community should recognize the importance of Residents’ Rights Month.

“Residents retain all of the rights they enjoyed while living in the community. As with every other citizen of Illinois, the rights of nursing home residents are guaranteed by the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Illinois.  Residents retain the rights of free speech, practice of religion, freedom from unlawful search or seizure, and the right to vote. In addition, Residents gain the additional rights of safety and good care.” Schold said.

For more information about Residents’ Rights Month or the Ombudsman Program contact Alternatives for the Older Adult.

Dial M for Murder opens Oct. 10 at The Old Creamery Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelly Klimes   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 07:31
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Amana – Everyone knows there’s no such thing as a perfect crime….or is there? When a husband marries for money and then decides to cash in his wife’s chips, chaos follows as everything unravels and suspicions shift in this classic thriller full of suspense that you won’t want to miss.

Directed by Rachael Lindhart of Iowa City, the cast of Dial M for Murder consists of Jeff Haffner of Cleveland, Ohio, William Groth of New York City, Garrett Lawson of Oklahoma, Richard Marlatt of Chicago, Jackie McCall of Marengo and Dion Stover, also of Chicago.

Tickets are $27.50 for adults and $18 for students. Show times are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Student rush tickets are available half an hour before performances. A student ID is required to get this special rate of $12 per ticket. Group rates for 15 people or more are available.

Dial M for Murder is rated Theatre PG and runs through Nov. 10.

KKRQ is the media sponsor for Dial M for Murder.

Call the box office at 319 622-6262 or visit the website at for tickets or more information. Walk-ins are always welcome if seats are available. Reservations are highly recommended.

The Old Creamery Theatre Company 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.




City Circle Acting Company Presents Monty Python’s Spamalot , October 25-November 3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Emil Rinderspacher   
Monday, 30 September 2013 15:58

City Circle Acting Company will present Monty Python’s Spamalot , October 25 –November 3 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Performances are October 25, 26 and November 1,2 at 7:30 pm and October 26 and November 3 at 2:00 pm

Winner of the 2005 Tony for Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot is a musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the classic film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”. Directed by Krista Neumann, the show tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Spamalot raises silliness to an art form!

Music is by Eric Idle, John Du Prez, and Neil Inne with book and lyrics by Eric Idle. The University of Iowa Credit Union is the supporting sponsor.

Tickets are $12-$27 and can be purchased online at or by calling 319.248.9370 or in person at the CCPA box office at 1301 5th Street and at the Coralville Recreation Center at 1506 8th Street.

ASL interpreters will be translating the performance on Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 pm.  Please call 319.248.9372 to request seating in the ASL section.

City Circle and the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts are sponsoring a food drive during Spamalot to benefit the Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry.  Anyone bringing a non-perishable food item or monetary donation will be entered into a raffle for two tickets to opening night of City Circle’s A Christmas Carol.


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