Figge is offering the 5-week class, Twentieth Century Photography, free to Figge members. For non-members, the class is $65. The class meets every Tuesday from 7 -8:30 pm starting on September 30, with the last class on October 28.

Since photography's invention in 1839, artists have both celebrated the medium and feared its effect on their craft. This course will trace the development of photography throughout the 20th century from its artistic beginnings to photography in a post-painting art world. This course is offered in conjunction with the exhibition In the Light: Photographs from the Brent Sikkema Collection. Registration and payment is due September 26. Call 563.326.7804 x2045.

Figge is offering 50% off facility rentals for reservations to be held November 2008 - January 2009 in lobby or full museum. To take advantage of this discount, you must contact Jennifer Brooke at 563.326.7804 x2048 or no later than October 25, 2008.
To learn more about the rental amenities download Figge's Facility Rental Guide by clicking here.

Figge is running a Two Year Membership Sale September 1-November 21, 2008 at up to 25% off. New and current Figge members will have the opportunity to join or renew their membership at a special discounted rate when joining or renewing for two years.

Two Year Membership Rates (Click to download form.)
Household $115
Individual $75
Senior/Student/Educator $60

Figge is also running a Gift Membership Sale November 22-December 30, 2008. Gift memberships are a great way to share the Figge with a friend, family member or colleague. Figge members enjoy special benefits all year, including:

-Unlimited free admission
-Discount on classes and trips
-Invitations to Members-Only events, including member previews, watch parties and brunches
-Newsletters and museum mailings with information about upcoming exhibitions and events

Gift Membership Rates (Click to download form.)
Household $50
Individual $35
Senior/Student/Educator $25

Effective January 1, 2009 membership rates will increase slightly to reflect added membership
benefits, such as members-only exhibition previews, brunches, and watch parties. New rates: $75 Household, $50 individual, $40 Senior/Student/Educator.

Membership can only be renewed once between September 1 and December 31.

Get your team together because its Trivia Time in LeClaire again -- we will have trivia nights at the LeClaire Civic Center on September 20th, October 18th, and November 15th.
Doors will open at 6:30 and trivia will start at 7:00 P.M. Cost is $10 per person with a $50 minimum per table (up to 8 people per table). All proceeds will go directly to local non-profits. Door prizes will be drawn.
You can bring in beer, wine, snacks  and sodas (no hard alcohol, please!) and the civic center will be selling snacks and drinks.
You don't have to be a genius to come and join the fun!
For reservations or information, call Chris at 563-505-6703.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Christin Powers at 563-344-4119 BETTENDORF - The Life Fitness Center, 2222 Middle Road, will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, September 13th from 10am to 1pm. The KUUL morning guys Mark and Steve will be on hand to compete against LFC tennis pros. For each point they score against them, the LFC will reduce new yearly member sign-ups that day by 10%. Visitors can compete in a tennis and free throw contest for prizes. The Quad Cities Flames mascot will be here to hand out player cards. There will free fitness demo classes and a nutrition discussion with Valerie from the Milan Hy Vee. The public is welcome. Participants can register to win a grand prize of $100 gas certificate. Free popcorn and lemonade will be served. 344-4119. Come dressed to work out and play!
ImagePickman's Song @ The Green Room
Just in time for Halloween!
The Green Room welcomes Octopoid Productions, an independent film company's first local film release Saturday, October 18th. The featured film is a 30min. noir style adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's 'Pickman's Model'.

For Immediate Release: Re. Jeremy Greenberg?Comedian From: Ron Placone, Publicist, Seattle, WA

International-touring comedian and writer JEREMY GREENBERG will be in the Quad Cities area SEPTEMBER 11-13TH at PENGUINS COMEDY CLUB. He will be promoting his new book, RELATIVE DISCOMFORT. He plans to visit surrounding bookstores in the area.

Here is some information about the book, RELATIVE DISCOMFORT:

"Seeing family is like catching a head cold: a temporary discomfort
relieved by a snifter or four of brandy." --Jeremy Greenberg

Relative Discomfort is a sidesplitting, guffaw-inducing guide to
living through and laughing at all of our family encounters. You know
that knot you get in your stomach when you're about to come
face-to-face with your Uncle Drunk and Aunt Enabler, or the
brother-in-law who always wants to show you his gun collection? This
book unties that knot.

*RELATIVE DISCOMFORT also includes a humorous section which addresses dealing with family members with different political leanings. This could be an attractive angle considering the upcoming election.

If your family more closely resembles the Simpsons as opposed to the
Tanner, Keaton, or Huxtable clans, then chances are this book is for
you. International headlining comedian Jeremy Greenberg writes from
the premise that although we love our families, many of us don't
particularly love spending time with those who share our dysfunctional

About the Author:
Jeremy Greenberg is an internationally headlining stand-up comedian
and joke writer. He has written for Comics Unleashed, MSN, Atlantic
Business Magazine, and many other publications. He resides in Seattle,
WA, and maintains a virtual presence at

October 10, 2008

6:00 pm

Stoney Creek Inn

101 - 18th St

Moline, IL

tickets $50.00 per person



Visitors will see stunning examples of experimental photography in this exhibition that features about 30 photographs by mid-20th century American photographers. In the Light: Photographs from the Sikkema Collection opens next week on Saturday September 13, 2008 and runs to January 4, 2009. The exhibition will be open during regular Figge hours and included with general admission.

As a preview to the exhibition, on Friday, September 12 at 10:30 am Figge is hosting a question and answer period with Brent Sikkema as he is interviewed by Bruce Carter, the host of the local Art Talks radio program. Mr. Sikkema donated 84 photographs from his extensive collection to the Figge.  Selected photographs from this gift will be exhibited during this exhibition.  The interview will be held in Figge's auditorium and is free with paid admission or membership; and free for college students, professors, and members.

features 73 exhibitors, & includes free admission to the Figge on Sept. 6 & 7.