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Cruise in Germany this November! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by German American Heritage Center   
Monday, 29 April 2013 14:05

Hello to All with Winter Wanderlust,

We have been advised by GAHC member Mary Burchett that a travel opportunity in Germany has arisen as follows:

Shop the Christmas Markets of Germany!

Christmas Market Cruise

November 22-30, 2013

Flight Moline - Vienna

Return Nuremberg - Moline

Intinerary includes Vienna, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg

3 double occupancy cabins are available.  Price @ $2,500 per person inclusive of flight

Cabins held through April 30th, 2013

Experience the Magic of Professional Ballet PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ballet Quad Cities   
Friday, 26 April 2013 09:10
Couldn't attend one of our recent performances?

Don't miss Courtney Lyon's exquisite choreography, as
Iowa Public Television presents

Monday, May 6, 2013 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2013 3:30 PM

The classic fairytale is brought to life by Ballet Quad Cities and Orchestra Iowa on the stage of the Adler Theatre in Davenport, Iowa.



Ballet Quad Cities' gift to the community


From June 7-9, 2013, Ballet Quad Cities is providing three free ballet performances in the outdoor Classic Theatre in Rock Island's Lincoln Park.  This production, called Ballet Under the Stars, features dances from the company's extensive repertory that appeal to people of all ages.  Residents from throughout the Quad Cities delight in these free performances and the company always performs to "standing-room-only" audiences. The audience's enthusiastic response to Ballet Under the Stars has always been a heartwarming tribute to the dancers and administrative staff of the ballet company and as the sun goes down, the stage lights up with extraordinary dance.

The Old Creamery offers summer theatre camps! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelley Klimes   
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 09:15

Amana- Become part of the magic this summer in Camp Creamery’s Merlin’s Apprentice and the Deadly Dragon, The Old Creamery Theatre’s weeklong theatre camp!

Merlin’s Apprentice and the Deadly Dragon is a new musical full of magic and madcap fun. This weeklong workshop is for children ages 7 and up who are interested in exploring the exciting world of theatre. Children work and perform with professional actors from The Old Creamery Theatre Company while they rehearse and present this play.

Merlin’s Apprentice and the Deadly Dragon will be held at The Old Creamery Theatre in Amana July 8 through 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Campers will need to bring a sack lunch each day. Cost is $65 per child and includes the workshop and a T-shirt. No prior experience is needed but the cast is limited to 60 actors and participants must be able to
attend rehearsal every day. Registration is first come, first served and everyone that signs up will be cast in the show. Final performances of the show will be on July 12 at 7 p.m. and July 13 at 11 a.m. on The Old Creamery’s Main Stage.

For more information or to register visit or contact Jackie McCall at 319- 622-6034 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Scholarships will be available for those in need thanks to the generosity of this year’s camp sponsor, Transamerica.

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.


Choosing Child Care Class Offered PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pam Lynch   
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 09:01

Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) provides resources, education, and advocacy about quality child care to Parents, Child Care Programs, Employers, and Community Members.

CCR&R is holding a Choosing Child Care class for anyone wanting information about child care. These short one hour sessions are being held at the local Iowa Hospitals. Want to know more about Quality Child Care?

Thursday, May 9th

Genesis East in the Interconnect Lounge at 10:30 AM or 6:30 PM

Thursday, May 16th

Trinity Bettendorf in Room A/B at 10:30 AM or 6:30 PM

Please call to RSVP 1- 855-CHILD-01 (855-244-5301)

CCR&R is a nonprofit organization that is part of a statewide system and a nationwide network. The local CCR&R office (IA Region 5) is located in Davenport, IA and serves 20 counties in southeast Iowa.


Luther College Visual and Performing Arts to present 'Arcadia' PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Julie Shockey   
Friday, 19 April 2013 15:05

DECORAH, IA (04/18/2013)(readMedia)-- Tyler Hagy, Luther College senior from Muscatine, Iowa, will star in the upcoming play "Arcadia" presented by Luther College Visual and Performing Arts.

Hagy, son of Mark and Deb Hagy of Muscatine, is a 2009 graduate of Muscatine High School. He is a studying music education and theatre and dance performance at Luther.

Thought by many to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" will be presented May 1-4 by Luther College's Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 1-4 with an additional matinee performance at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4. All performances will take place in the Jewel Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the Luther Box Office, (563)-387-1357 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Premiered in 1993, "Arcadia" is set in Sidley Park, a fictional country estate, and moves back and forth between the year 1809 and the present. The residents of Sidley Park include Thomasina, a 13-year-old girl, her tutor Septimus, her commanding mother Lady Croom and an assortment of other residents and visitors, including "mad, bad and dangerous to know" Lord Byron. In alternating scenes, the 21st century descendants of the 19th century family entertain two rival researchers who are visiting Sidley Park to piece together puzzles of the past.

Stoppard is said to have been inspired to write the play after reading the best-selling book "Chaos" by James Gleick. The play is filled with references to Newtonian physics, mathematics and the second law of thermodynamics. "Arcadia" also delves into landscape architecture, Romantic poetry and the nature of time by juxtaposing past and present, art and science, and order and disorder in a witty and exhilarating theatre piece.

The play is being directed by visiting artist Kristen Underwood, who says, "one of the things that makes the play so entertaining is watching the people from the past puzzle over the future, while the people from the future try to piece together the past."

The cast, comprised of Luther students, includes Anna Murray as Thomasina Coverly, Nelson Schreen as Septimus Hodge, Maxwell Lafontant as Jellaby the butler, Tyler Hagy as Ezra Chater, Lucas Chase as Richard Noakes, Elisabeth Athas as Lady Croom, Josh Harper as Captain Brice, Holly Fusco as Hannah Jarvis, Bryce Muenchow as Bernard Nightingale, Maggie Sulentic as Chloe, Tim Komatsu as Valentine and John Werner appearing as both Gus Coverly and Augustus Coverly.

The production is also made possible by collaboration with Lisa Lantz, Luther assistant professor of theatre, managing costume design and construction; Tom Berger, technical director, managing scenic design and construction; and Jeff Dintaman, Luther professor of theatre, managing lighting for the performance.

Luther students collaborating on the production include Alex Klyn, stage manager; Mim Harries, props; Chelsey O'Connor, lighting and design; Josh Dale, sound and Becca Chapin, hair and makeup.

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