Join us both days as we celebrate our 1st Anniversary. Light refreshments and birthday cake will be served.

Oct. 19th

Roosevelt Community Senior Activity Open House 5:30pm - 8:00 pm

Vintage Voices will perform "My Friend Irma" at 6:00 pm.

Oct. 21st

Exercise 9:00a.m

Musical performance "Steenbach" 10:00am - 11:00am

Sing-a-long with Dave Layton 11:00am. - 12:00pm

FREE for all ages.

Location: Roosevelt Community Center, 1220 Minnie Ave., Davenport.

For questions regarding event, please contact 563-326-7812 or


to Benefit Winnie's Place Women's Shelter

Last chance to sign up for Friday's match!

Trivia Questions, Silent Auction, Food & Drinks,

Friendly Competition and Fellowship!

Friday, October 16 beginning at 6:00 pm

@ First Congregational UCC, 2201 - 7th Ave, Moline.

$10 per person, teams of eight players.

Sign up by calling Jo at 309-786-6494.

Will visiting Iowa take home the "trophy" or

will Illinois play the not so hospitable host?

Winnie's Place is a ministry of Churches United of the Quad City Area

Davenport, IA, October 12, 2009: Discover the truth and dispel the myths about bats just in time for Halloween!  Find out why these creatures are so important to our environment and how we can protect them.  Vera Blevins, local wildlife rehabilitator, brings her live bats and discusses valuable information regarding the animals.  On this spooky hike, you will learn about Halloween myths and legends.  Crafty bat ideas will be inside after presentation for a fee of $1.  Registration is not necessary.

Date:  Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Time:  6:30pm

Age:  All Ages

Fee:  Presentation and hike are free; bat crafts are $1

Location: Wiese Building -  1757 W. 12th St. Davenport, IA 52804

For questions regarding event, please contact 563-326-7812 or

This year's National Down Syndrome Society's BUDDY WALK has been relocated to the east end of the Ben Butterworth Parkway in Moline, along the riverfront at the boat launch.  The BUDDY WALK is still scheduled for October 10th and will begin at 10:30 a.m.  There will be a shuttle available from the former CASE IH Parking Lot.  For more information, plese contact the Upside of Down Syndrome Family Group at 563-271-3524.

Davenport, IA, October 8, 2009:  Celebrate the beautiful leaves and harvest season with a day filled with old fashion fun.  The City of Davenport Parks & Recreation Department will be host to you and your family on this day filled with physical activity structures, petting zoo, Sancho-the Prize Winning Steer (participants are able to purchase a photo with Sancho), games, pumpkin decorating, crafts, and so much more.  Pumpkins will be available to decorate and concessions will be available for purchase.  There will be something for everyone.

  • Note: In effort to combat childhood obesity, the Davenport Parks and Recreation Department has placed an emphasis on offering only healthy and educational prizes for participants.

  • Date: Saturday October 24th, 2009

  • Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

  • Age:  All Ages

  • Fee:  $2 suggested donation and/or food item for local food pantry

  • Location: Fejervary Park - 1800 W. 12th St. Davenport, IA 52804

Bettendorf Family YMCA Hosts Family-Friendly Fall Celebration

October 8, 2009 - Bettendorf, IA - Quad City area families are invited to experience the tastes and sounds of the German tradition known as Oktoberfest, at the Bettendorf Family YMCA on Friday, October 16.

This family-friendly event is for children of all ages and will celebrate our community's German heritage through live music, food and crafts.  Participants will be able to enjoy a hot bratwurst and sauerkraut along with a fresh draw from the root beer keg.   After their tummies are full they can sit back and enjoy the live music or learn how to Polka.  For those who want to sing along, the YMCA will host a yodeling contest and the kids can learn how to make their own lederhosen.

The Bettendorf Family YMCA's Oktoberfest runs from 5:30-8pm, on Friday, October 16.  Admission to the event is $5 per person or $15 per family.  The YMCA is located at 3800 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf.  For more information call 563-359-9622.

RESPECT Is Knowing that Violence is NOT the Answer!

A Weekend of Engagement - Join the Coalition on October 17th & 18th

STOP the Violence! Domestic - Child - Elder - Gun & Gang.

October 17:

9:00 AM Prayer Walk from Franklin Field to 15th Street Rock Island back to Franklin Filed

9:00 AM Prayer Walk from St. John's Lutheran Church, 45th Steet, Rock Island to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moline.

10:00 AM - Noon Peace Rally at Franklin Field (9th Street between 12th & 13th Avenues in Rock Island )

(In case of rain we will meet and the MLK Center)

October 18

Encouraging all Religious Leaders to Speak Out Against Violence from the Pulpit

For more information, call:  Pastor Ron Quay, Churches United: 309.786.6494 or Pastor Melvin Grimes, Tabernacle Baptist: 309.764.6494.

Future Event: January 2010 in Davenport, Iowa

Decadent event celebrating all things chocolate to benefit Galena-Jo Daviess Historical Society

GALENA, Ill. - Two lavish chocolate buffets paired with a glass of bubbly and topped with live music will have some folks asking themselves "is this heaven?" No, it's the Spirits of the Galena History Museum's annual "Chocolate, Champagne and Candlelight" event on Saturday, November 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the DeSoto House Hotel, 230 S. Main St., in historic downtown Galena. The doors will open at 6, the buffet will start at 6:30, and arriving before 7:30 is recommended.

All-you-can-eat is the order of the evening with a seemingly infinite selection of sweets in an elegant Victorian setting. A number of non-chocolate desserts will also be on hand for those wishing to cleanse their palate. One free beverage ticket is included in the ticket price; a cash bar is also available.

Featured baker this year is Patricia Lehnhardt, published author of cookbooks and food/garden articles, who will present "Chocolate Around the World." Featured vendor is Gustafson & Grey, Ltd. of Galena who will be showcasing champagne diamonds. A portion of the sales will be donated to the historical society. A silent auction of unique Galena items donated by generous local businesspeople will round out the evening.

Admission is $14 per person and includes a glass of champagne. Advance ticket purchase is recommended, as seating is limited and the event often sells out. A number of area lodging properties offer chocolate packages; check with your favorite hotel or B&B for an enticing array of options. Tickets are available in advance at both the DeSoto House Hotel and the Galena History Museum at 211 S. Bench St. They also may be purchased with a credit card by calling the museum at 815-777-9129, and, if available, they will be sold at the door.

For more information, please call the museum or visit For visitor information, please contact the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 877-464-2536 or visit While in town, visit the CVB's Old Train Depot Visitor Information Center at 101 Bouthillier St. for on-site assistance and countywide information.


Bettendorf, IA - Mel Foster Co. is partnering with Mulligan's Valley Pub in Coal Valley to collect canned food items for the 2009 Student Food Drive.  Mel Foster Co. is participating in the Student Hunger Drive Corporate Challenge and is looking to surpass last year's second place.

To help efforts, Mel Foster Commercial Real Estate agent, Pieter Hansen, who also owns Mulligan's Valley Pub, graciously partnered with Mel Foster Co. to help support the Student Food Drive, which greatly impacts our community.  Mulligan's Valley Pub is known for Taco Tuesdays and their support of great causes in our communities and for our residents in need.

The community is invited to Mulligan's Valley Pub at 310 West 1st Avenue, Coal Valley, Illinois for Taco Tuesday on October 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Patrons can enjoy a taco dinner for every donation of eight (8) canned food items or more per person.  Cash donations are also accepted.

Mulligan's provides Tacos for Charity every Tuesday but this is the first time they are accepting canned foods as donations.  "I think this is a perfect way support the Student Food Drive as well as providing tacos as a reward for your generosity.  This event has the potential to raise thousands of pounds of food for our local food bank," mentioned Pieter Hansen.

Kris Ratigan, Marketing Director, says "Mel Foster Co. is proud to once again be participating in the Student Food Drive Corporate Challenge.  We are excited to be partnering with Mulligan's Valley Pub in supporting the Student Food Drive, knowing how great a need the food bank serves in our communities."


Kuhl's Under The Sun is holding their annual Scarecrowrow on Friday, Oct 9th (9am-6pm), Satuday, Oct 10th (9am-4pm) and Sunday, Oct 11th (11am-4pm).

Come out to 1850 South 1st Street in Eldridge for antiques, one-of-a-kind gifts, artisans, handcrafted gifts, Tabor Home Wines, pumpkins, gourds, corn shocks, food tent and more tents in the gardens. Baked goods from Northridge Community Church and the 4-H girls. Plan on lunch at the farm!

For safety concerns, no pets are allowed. Free parking is provided.

For more information, go to