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.
ImageDON’T MISS “ANIMAL ORBIT” ON PUBLIC ACCESS CHANNEL 19! Calling all animal lovers!  Don’t miss the Humane Society of Scott County’s television show, “Animal Orbit,” on Tuesdays at 6 pm and Thursdays at 7 pm on PATV, Channel 19. “Animal Orbit” is a half-hour family program that showcases animals available for adoption, special Humane Society programs and staff, animal legal information, pet training tips, and other fun animal topics. For more information, please call (563) 570-0654 or visit
{mosimage}DOWNTOWN DAVENPORT IS GOING TO THE DOGS ON OCTOBER 14  The Humane Society of Scott County’s 19th annual “Doggie Dash” run/walk will be Saturday October 14, 2006 at the Davenport River Center’s 2nd Street entrance at 9 am.   “Doggie Dash” consists of a 2-mile fun run and a 1-mile fun walk for dogs and their owners on paved streets.  Children may walk with either real pets or stuffed animals.  The Humane Society invites everyone to come and watch this unique event.   Registration is $16 per dog if received before October 6, and $20 after October 6.  Registration forms are available online at or at the Humane Society--5001 N. Brady Street.  All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Scott County.  This event is safe for the canine runner that has been properly trained for distance.  In case of an emergency, veterinary aid will be available.  The Race Directors reserve the right to refuse entry to any dog that might prove hazardous to others. For more information, call 563-388-6655 or email

The YWCA of the Quad Cities is hosting a Texas Hold’em Tournament on Friday, Oct. 13 at the Sheraton Four Points in downtown Rock Island. Registration begins at 4:45 p.m. and the tournament begins at 6:00 p.m.


CONTACTS:       Dawn Wohlford-Metallo                    Glenda Huntsman                  
                             Gallery Manager                                Advancement Director
                             (309) 793-1213 ext. 109                   ext. 107


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 12, 2006


WHO:              Quad City Arts

WHAT:            Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony for “The Artist In You” ExhibitionWHERE:          Quad City Arts Center GalleryWHEN:            Friday, September 29 from 7-9 p.m. (Award Ceremony at 8:00)EXIBITION DATES: September 29-November 3, 2006FREE Join us for the opening reception and awards ceremony for “The Artist in You” on Friday, September 29 at 7 p.m. “The Artist In You” is an exhibition for emerging and accomplished artists living within a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities. Forty-five artists were chosen to be part of this group exhibit, presenting a total of 59 works of art. All eighty-four artists who entered the competition were provided with a written constructive critique of their submission. In addition to the artist’s reception, patrons are encouraged to participate in the Gallery Hop throughout the District of Rock Island between 5-9 pm. Free trolley rides and maps will be available. The Quad City ArtsCenter Gallery is located at 1715 Second Avenue in the Arts and Entertainment District of Rock Island. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. All Quad City Arts programs are funded in part by Festival of Trees; Quad City Arts Partners; and operating grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to the growth and vitality of the Quad City region through the presentation, development and celebration of the arts and humanities. For more information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo at 309-793-1213, ext. 109. - 30 -


ImageNews Release

For Immediate Release:
September 08, 2006
Chris Fillmer, (309)-631-6681

Hi, my name is Chris Fillmer and I’m E-Mailing you to let you know that a group of local activists will be conducting a demonstration 9-9-2006 in front of the KFC at 3501 Ave of the cities Moline, IL. We will be there at 10:30 to 11:30 as part of PETA’s international campaign urging KFC to eliminate the worst abuses birds killed for their buckets suffer, like being scalded alive and having their legs broken. We’ll be holding signs that list the abuses KFC is responsible for so that passing motorists get a chance to learn the Colonel’s real secret recipe. Please call me at 309-631-6681 if you have any questions. Thanks.
Date: 09-09-06
Time: Sat, 10am to 11am
Place: 3501 Avenue Of The Cities, Moline, IL 

HERSONG, the Quad Cities Women’s Chorus will be holding Open Sings on Thursday September 7 beginning at 7pm.  Open Sings will be held each Thursday during September at St John’s Lutheran Church located at 4501 7th Ave in Rock Island. HERSONG needs singers and non-singers. Singing membership is open to women age 18 or older.  Non singing membership is open to men and women 18 years or older.  Non singing members provide technical assistance, marketing, administrative and other behind the scenes support to the chorus.  If you would like to learn more about HERSONG or are interested in joining, please attend the Open Sings. 


The HERSONG philosophy is to promote and develop women’s music as a significant expression of strength, dignity and sisterhood of all women, as well as social justice, world peace, cultural diversity, healing of the environment and harmony among all people and beings of Earth.


For general information, please call 866-746-4482 or visit the website at  For booking information, call 877-266-5474. 


Who will win the "Mr. Habitat" title?  Come to the Rogalski Center on the St. Ambrose University campus on Saturday, October 21st and enjoy the elegance of a beauty contest and the ambience of a construction site at this first-ever Habitat for Humanity - Quad Cities event.  The evening begins at 5 with a cash bar, appetizers and silent auction followed by dinner at 6.  The fun begins at 7 when the Mr. Habitat contestants take the stage to compete in evening wear and construction gear before a panel of the area's most influential women.  Tickets are $50.  Proceeds help Habitat for Humanity - Quad Cities build homes for partner families.

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