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Ben
Gleib is star of NBC's new hit show "The REAL Wedding Crashers" and Fox's "The
Gleib Show". He will be appearing in this season's "Last Comic Standing". Gleib
has performed on CBS' "The Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson," and performs
weekly at the usually sold-out Collegehumor.com / National Lampoon Nite, every
Wednesday at the Hollywood Improv, where he performs with Dave Chappelle, Dane
Cook, Dave Attell, Sarah Silverman, and more.

See Ben Gleib co-starring Chris Smith
May 10th through 12th at Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by
calling (563) 324-5233 or by visiting
www.penguinscomedyclub
. Visit Ben's
website for video clips and pictures at
www.bengleib.com. For more information on NBC's "The REAL Wedding
Crashers"
visit http://www.nbc.com/The_Real_Wedding_Crashers/.

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ImageThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with the support of the Team in Training program will host a Longaberger Bingo to help support research for blood cancers. There will be over $1600 in Longaberger product plus Door Prizes, 50/50 drawing and Bake Sale. Mary Kay and Taste of Home Reps will also be on hand. Cost is $20 pre-sale and $25 at the door. Event to be held at Glenview Middle School on May 15th. Doors open at 5pm and game starts at 6pm. For tickets call Wendi at 309-738-7710 or Peggy at 563-650-0457.

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Friday, May 18, 2007 from 6PM-10 PM at Hunter's, 2107 4th Avenue, Rock Island, IL. Networking, food, dancing and live jazz included.

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JAZZ ON THE BLUFF 

A Benefit for the LeClaire Community Library
LeClaire, Iowa
Friday, April 13, 2007
6:00 - 8:30 P.M.

at the
Mississippi Valley Welcome Center,
900 Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire

Featuring:

· Live jazz from the Ron Madow's High Society Jazz Band,

· Wine tasting* from Tabor Winery,

· Desserts and hors d'oeuvres from local businesses and restaurants!

· Basket Raffle

· A scenic view of the Mississippi River

Tickets/Information:

· Minimum donation is $15 per person in advance, $20 at the door

· To buy tickets in advance, go to the Welcome Center, LeClaire Library or to buy online with a credit card, go to www.leclairelibrary.org

· Tickets can be bought at the door

· Attire is "LeClaire Chic"  -- this event is meant to be a relaxed, casual atmospere - NOT snooty!
 

Presented by the Friends of the LeClaire Community Library
and our generous local sponsors!

* Non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

Special Thanks to the LeClaire Tourism Board for the $500 grant that enabled 100% of the funds raised by this event to go directly to supporting and promoting the Library!

For more information, call 563-505-6703.

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Easy Speakers Toastmasters, Club 5845 will have an open house on April 19, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. at The Dispatch Conference Center, 518 18th Street, Moline.  Refreshments will be served. By joining us, you will improve your communication and leadership skills. It will help you lose the fear of public speaking and learn skills that will help you be more successful in whatever path in life you've chosen. You'll be a better listener. You'll easily lead teams and conduct meetings.  At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a very supportive environment. Please come to the open house and experience Toastmasters for yourself.  You will be glad you did.  For further information and directions call Linda Bridgeford, President at 757-4906 or Michael Agin at 332-4568.

 

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Davenport, IA - Caleb Construction is offering for auction a "project in a box" for the Pierce School Mall Condo Project. The auction is being held on eBay's Real Estate Division, with the listing ending on Thursday afternoon. The auction includes the Pierce School Building and everything related to the renovation project.

ImageIt's time for the voters of Davenport to go to the polls and vote on the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy extension on March 27.  Voters will go to their normal polling location from 7am until 8pm.  With 32 buildings averaging 55 years of age, the school district has an on-going need to invest in preventive maintenance and critical building renovations to meet the needs of students and teachers.  Voting "Yes" will mean the extension of the current PPEL at the same rate of 97 cents per $1000 of assessed property value.  Please note that the school district is NOT asking for an increase in the amount, rather a continuation of the levy for the 10 year period beginning in 2008.  This is NOT a new tax.

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Showing March 23-April 15 at Riverside Theatre in Iowa City

Final production of Gilbert Street Season

Collected Stories
by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies will mark the 6th
and final show of Riverside Theatre's Gilbert Street Season and will feature
artistic director Jody Hovland and a newcomer to Riverside's stage, New York
actor Shamis Beckley. The show will open
March 23 and run through April 15.
Tickets range from $12 to $23 and are available for purchase by phone at
(319)338-7672 or on-line at www.riversidetheatre.org.

Collected Stories,
directed by Riverside associate artist Kristin
Horton, explores the conflict between the established artist and the adulatory
student who becomes a friend and confidante - and finally a threatening rival. Ruth, a prominent short-story writer, takes
on Lisa Morrison as a protégé. But when Lisa's first novel - which appears to
have cannibalized Ruth's life experiences - is published to much critical acclaim,
the resulting duel between the two formidable characters is a dramatic
tour-de-force.

 

"This play brings up so many fascinating
questions concerning authorship and copyright. Do we own exclusive rights to
our experiences and stories? When do our stories become fair game for others to
tell? As a theater artist who is in the business of telling other people's
stories for a living, this is of tremendous interest to me" says Horton. Horton
is a New York based director and current
Artistic Fellow at the Lark
Play Development
Center. She is a
recipient of the 2005-07 NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors and a
2007 Directing Residency at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Artistic Director Jody Hovland, who plays Ruth Steiner, is
drawn to Margulies' characters. "These
are two very smart, strong women who share both funny and tender moments as
well as have some great battles. That
kind of emotional playfulness is a great attraction for the actor and
compelling, I think, for the audience."

 

 

ImageThink Spring! Thanks to Mother Nature and the grounds crew, Saukie Golf Course will open for the season on March 15th. There will be temporary greens and no golf carts allowed, but regular greens are soon to come. Saukie is located at 3101 - 38th St, Rock Island and can be reached by calling 309-732-2278.

ImageCredit Island Golf Course is now open for the season. Winter rates of $5.00 for 9 holes will be in effect until other courses are open and ready for play. Emeis and Duck Creek golf courses will open late the week of March 18th, weather permitting.  Contact Credit Island at 563-326-7820, Duck Creek at 563-326-7824 and Emeis at 563-326-7825.

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