Local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is holding a trivia night at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Davenport.
ImageRude Punch is set to release their second CD in February. They have been working hard in the studio the past couple of months and the new record promoses to be some of their best work yet. From harder rock to melodic reggae ballads, the new release has a little something for everyone. Rude Punch is planning a midwest mini tour to support the release, starting with a huge CD release party at The Redstone Room in Davenport, IA on February 21. Their friends from Nebraska, Vibenhai will be sharing the stage with them in what will be the biggest party to hit the Redstone Room ever. Plan on attending and being a part of this incredible event. For details, please visit their websites, www.rudepunch.com or www.myspace.com/rudepunch or feel free to contact Jeff at jeff.jager@cexp.com. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Press Release:

Children's Book:

Sammy & Robert's Animal Adventures

By: Darcie Mae


32 pages

ISBN# 1-60703-987-7



In this second book in the series, Sammy & Robert's Animal Adventures, there are two stories. The stories are written in the same fun, rhyming way as the first story. These stories are longer and there are more illustrations. Sammy & Robert Visit A Farm will teach children about farm animals, their babies, their pens, foods they eat, and sounds they make. Sammy & Robert Visit A Zoo will teach children about some mammals as well as herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores. Educators and caretakers of children, grandparents and parents, and even children themselves will enjoy hearing or reading the Sammy & Robert stories.

Darcie Mae lives happily with her husband in Solon, Maine. She continues to write and draw any time she can. She is also enjoying sharing and reading her books with children. Look not only for her Sammy & Robert children's books, but her Mother Mouse children's books as well.

Sammy & Robert (Book 1) ISBN# 1-60474-811-7

Mother Mouse (Book 1) ISBN# 978-0-9817521-8-1

All books are available on the web at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and on many other websites. You can also have your favorite book store order the books for you.

Darcie Mae Fortin Pen Name: Darcie Mae 47 West Road Solon, Maine 04979  thepeablys@tds.net

ImageIONS-QC presentation series continues at the Bettendorf Library, Thursday, January 8th, 6:30 PM. The program will explore the primary leaders in history who understood the power of water as a curative agent. A new theory of physics leading to new inventions and a clean planet will be discussed. Michael Grady will facilitate.
including 3 on Christmas Eve and one at 9:30am on Christmas Day. The Christmas Eve services will be held at 4pm (geared more towards the children, youth and families), 7pm (traditional service) and 11pm (annual candlelight service).  You are all welcome to come join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Musser Public Library presents  6 FREE programs during the month of January: 

  • Jan. 2: Sign-up begins for our adult winter reading program "Hot Reads for Cold Nights" 
  • Jan. 3: 10a.m. - "Musser Scrappers" meet. Bring your scrapbooking projects and join us for tips and fun. 
  • Jan. 3: "First Saturday" book discussion. Alice Roosevelt Longworth: From White House Princess to Washington Power Broker by Stacy Cordery. Join us at 10 a.m. at Muscatine Books & More. 
  • Jan. 5: Our adult winter reading program begins: "Hot Reads for Cold Nights". 
  • Jan. 6: "Fitness & Weight Loss" program at 6:30 p.m. Please join us as Mel Steckel from the YMCA gives us guidance on what we can do to become more fit, perhaps with a few exercises thrown in. 
  • Jan. 13: "Fitness Equipment". Our series on fitness continues this week as we learn what equipment works best for you. 
The Sage Center, a program of Alternatives for the Older Adult, is holding a Holiday Stress Relief Day for Caregivers.  The event is free and open to the public.  The event will be held on December 17th from 10:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. The event will offer free refreshments provided by the Lighthouse at Silvis, free wrapping of Christmas gifts, and free chair massages.  Caregiver Counselors will be at the event to assist those in need of elder care information.  RSVP's are encouraged for the event to Joy at 309-277-0167 extension 232. 

The German American Heritage Center is hosting the annual Christmas Zither and Bell Choir Concert to be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 14, at the Scott County Family Y, 606 West 2nd Street, Davenport.

ImageMargaret Skinner/Tony Sconyers CD party postponed 11/30 due to inclement weather.  New date 12/14
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is coming to Davenport and will stop here on Friday, December 5th at the Florian Keen parking lot (Western Ave @ West River Drive - by Modern Woodman Park). Local talents will entertain awaiting the train's arrival.