December Events and Music at Cool Beanz Coffeehouse
1325 30th Street Rock Island Illinois

Tuesdays 14 & 28 Open Mic (6:30-9): Come on down and hear some great local talent performing their favorite songs.  Or come share some of what you have been working on with us. All acts welcome, PA provided.

Friday 3 Betty Z (6-9pm): Betty sings with unmatched power, emotion, and talent.  There is not a doubt that when Betty Z sings, she connects and has entered in behind the veil.  She ever remains thankful to God for all she has, and for all she has come through in this life.

Saturday 4 Kevin Grastorf (6-9pm): Kevin Grastorf is a Singer-Songwriter who will be performing songs from his first album "Courting the Muse" and more.You can listen to "Courting the Muse"at

Friday 10 Angela Meyer (6-9pm): Angela is an up-and-coming QC native who not only plays guitar and sings, but also writes her own songs.  While mostly on an acoustic country/pop feel, Angela uses influences from all across the musical spectrum.
are sponsoring a free family event with Holiday Tree lighting by Rock Island Mayor Denis Pauley, live music, pictures with santa, Ice sculptors, holiday crafts, raffles and prizes

Saturday 11 Sarah Allner (6-9pm): Sarah Allner is a local musician from Orion, who plays acoustic Americana-folk.  Not only does she play old-time tunes you will love to remember, but also original songs from the heart.

Friday 17 NSAI (6:30-9pm): Come listen to songwriters perform their own original music and reveal what sparked the song genesis... Songwriters are all are welcome to perform and original song or two.

Saturday 18 The Tangents (6-9pm): This duo plays fun music for all ages and always promises a great time.  This will be a night bursting with fun!

Cool Bean having Quad City Summer Fun, Great Guest Judges, and an Awesome Prize!

Cool Beanz has lots of summer specials including ice cream, smoothies, summer wraps and salads, and frozen lemonade - but the Cool Bean, Mocha Joe, wants to get out and see all that the Quad Cities has to offer! In order to do this, Cool Beanz is asking that you take Mocha Joe with you and photograph his adventure! Whomever takes the photo, most representative of Mocha Joe having Quad City Summer Fun will WIN a Cool Beanz $50 gift card!

Guest Judges, including President of Augustana College Stephen Bahls, Rock Island Developent Programs Coordintor Mary M. Chappell, and Assistant Superintendent of Rock Island School District 41 Jim Andrews, will choose the photo that best represents "Quad Cities summer fun" and displays the Cool Bean proudly! All photo entries must be submitted by August 22nd. Please no more than two submissions per participant. We also ask that submissions are not defamatory, offensive or obscene, or violate or infringe on the trademark, copyright, publicity, privacy or other rights of any third party.

The Cool Bean can be picked up in the store at 1325 30th Street Rock Island. Return Mocha Joe in good condition and get $1.00 off your next purchase!

Dick Stahl, a retired English teacher from Davenport Central High School and a former poet laureate of Quad Cities has written a poem about new Rock Island business Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th Street. Stahl performed this poem at Cool Beanz Poetry Slam earlier this year. The poem, titled " At Cool Beanz Coffeehouse", now hangs on the walls for all patrons to read and enjoy while they sip their gourmet beverages. This nice addition to the walls has brought an important aspect of Quad City art to the eclectic decor.

This is the corner house where hot coffee brewing
draws you in like a good book,
its aroma-like lines
satisfying every desire
with delicious chapters entitled Cappuccino, Latte,
Mocha and Espresso. The gourmet
reads with sips
of pleasure in this coffeehouse
and lets the world-flavored,
Midwestern-roasted beans do their magic.
Add an Augustana Bananas Panini
to your order and sit down
with your senses up
to any chapter, your tongue tantalized by
any engaging wit. Now your best ideas top
the academic menu: Nutty Professor, Geo 101,
The Sorority Girl
and, for that first yawn, the All Nighter.
Time to plug in your laptop
at the energy kiosk
and google the love poetry
of Petrarch. You'll fall in love
with Petrarch's Laura too as fourteen-liners
roll along like a heady brew
on your lips, like a warm place
to chill. You drink the Italian poet's words
like a new style. Laura's beauty consumes you, brims
your soul with a romance
you didn't see coming
and now, with Annette serving you,
the poetry reading starts
on stage. No wonder you can hardly keep it
all together anymore
until you realize tomorrow's assignment's
finished with that eye-
and-tongue rapture
that downs like
a final drop
of House.
Helen and Dick Stahl

At Cool Beanz Coffeehouse  - a warm place to chill
--- Annette Zapolis- President