ImageFamily Resources Awarded Project BEST Contract from Scott County KIDS Family Resources, Inc is very happy to announce being awarded the Scott County KIDS contract to provide an innovative program called Project BEST.  BEST stands for “Behavioral Evaluation, Support, and Training.”  Project BEST will offer FREE comprehensive consultation services for infants up and through age 5, enrolled in licensed child care centers or family day care homes.  According to Scott County KIDS, there are currently 79 licensed child care centers and 350 family day care homes in Scott County, representing approximately 2,000-3,000 children. A study done in Massachusetts, found that students in early childhood programs had 34 times the rate of expulsions then did students enrolled K-12 and more than 13 times the national rate of K-12 expulsions. Project BEST services would include classroom and individual child observations, staff and supervisor trainings, parent education and support, program development/data management along with program and child-focused assessments and interventions.  Family Resources, Inc commitment will be to meet the goal of addressing specific problematic behaviors in individual children while also establishing environments that foster positive social/emotional growth for young children both in the early childhood setting and at home.  Project BEST will assist child care centers and family day care homes to provide the best quality care through nurturing, challenging and well-organized classrooms.  Our staff, in partnership with providers, parents and community resources will assist in developing positive social/emotional skills that not only help them while interacting with other children and adults now, but will create a solid foundation for future success in their relationships and sense of self. Family Resources offers more than 30 programs and services designed to strengthen our local communities and the children and families that live in those communities. Family Resources traces its heritage of serving families back more than 157 years. From its earliest roots, Family Resources has embraced the concept of constantly assessing community needs and adjusting programs to provide the most effective services.  For more information contact Nancy Phelps, Director of Community Enrichment Services at 563-468-2301. ###

Contact: Comedy Sportz 
Contact Person Jeff Adamson 
Title Owner 
1818 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201— 309-762-4162 
Phone (309) 762-4162

Comedy Sportz Quad Cities to Hold Late Night Match December 23
Rock Island, IL – December 15, 2006 – Comedy Sportz Quad Cities announces it will be playing a late match on December 23. The show will be held at
9:30 p.m., after the usual 7 p.m. show. This will be held at its home field at 1818 3rd Avenue, Rock Island IL.  Reservations may be made through the Circa 21 box office at (309) 786-7733, ext. 2.

This match will be held as a fundraiser for the 2007 World Comedy Sportz Tournament, which will take place in July 2007. Comics from more than 20 cities from the United States and England will descend upon the Quad Cities during week long matches, in order to find out who is the roughest, toughest, and the funniest of all.

Comedy Sportz: the interactive all ages improv experience, making the world and the Illinois and Iowa Quad Cities funnier four minutes at a time. Shows are Friday and Saturday evenings. Doors open at 6:30 for the 7 p.m. show. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made at the Circa 21 box office at (309) 786-7733, ext. 2.

For information:  
Contact: Jeff Adamson  
Phone: (309) 762-4162

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ImageFirst Fridays - Quad Cities will host a Spades Card Tourney from 6 PM -12 AM. at the Isle of Capri Convention Center, 1777 Isle Pkwy., Bettendorf. Call (563) 391-9693 or email for details.
ImageFirst Fridays - Quad Cities will host a Spades Card Tourney January 12, 2007 from 6 PM - 12 AM at the Isle of Capri Convention Center, 1777 Isle Pkwy., Bettendorf. Call (563) 391-9693 or email for details.
ImageCelebrate "Winter in Bloom" with Hauberg. Somthing magical happens during the holiday season at the Hauberg Civic Center! This beautiful mansion comes alive with color and music, and the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Dept invites you to visit our annual "Winter in Bloom" celebration on Sunday, December 3rd from 1pm to 5pm. The Hauberg Center features individual rooms decorated by local community organizations and the Rock Island Parks Dept, including our famous Poinsettia Tree.  There will be children's activities, horse carriage rides, refreshments and a possible visit from Santa! For more information on the annual "Winter in Bloom" celebration, tour times, or to book a group tour, call the Hauberg Civic Center at 309-732-2132. Make a day of it and visit the Deere-Wiman House and the Butterworth Center for their 19th Century Christmas from 12pm to 5pm.
ImageThe American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Area Volunteer Recognition and Awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 29th at the Rogalski Center Ballroom on the campus of St. AmbroseUniversity, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport. The program begins at 9am and includes presentations of 5-year pins to volunteers who joined the Red Cross following the Sept 11th attacks in 2001.  Also, one volunteer will receive a 40-year pin. For more info, contact Leslie at 309-743-2166.

Contact: Pam Crome

Java Station Espresso Café

Phone 563 320 3043

Fax 563 381 1327

1018 Mound Street

Davenport, IA  52803

Phone 563 326 0969

Fax 563 326 1001

Java Station Espresso Café

Press Release

Java Station Espresso Café features Project Linus Quilters at the East Village Christmas Walk

New Owners invite East Village Christmas Walk visitors to enjoy a cup of hot cider and learn more about volunteer “blanketeers”

ImageWhat ever happened to Claudie Smith?

Rude Punch Show Dates!

Rude Punch will be performing live at the following venues in the coming weeks:

November 15th-Opening for Part One Tribe at Feed the Beast in Chicago

November 17th-Opening for Chicago Afro Beat at The Redstone Room

December 6th-Opening for Part One Tribe at The Picador in Iowa City

December 7th-Opening for Part One Tribe at The Yacht Club in Iowa City

December 30th-Mound Street Landing-Village of East Davenport

Come and see why a Rude Punch show is so much fun!


Junior Theatre Mainstage Company will present the first show of their season “The Little Princess”. A lovely story written by the same author as “The Secret Garden”. It is a story of compassion and kindness overcoming misfortune and touching everyone close by.

Who: Junior Theatre Mainstage Company

What: “The Little Princess”

When: Wed. November 29 at 3 pm, Tues. 30 at 10 am, December 1 & 2 at 7 pm, December 3 at 2pm

Where: Nighswander Junior Theatre in the Annie Wittenmyer Complex

Admission: $4.00 anyone 3 yrs and up

Season Tickets are available for the entire season of Mainstage Shows – 3 shows for $10

 Contact Person: Kathy Lafrenz, Coordinator

563-888-2216 or cell 309-945-2080