March 31, 2010

Calendar of Events

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SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS Surgical Weight Loss Seminar 6-8 p.m., Mondays, April 12, May 10, or June 14 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 25 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 29 Learn the latest information about different types of bariatric surgeries available at Trinity, including lap-band surgery. Fee: $25.

Cards and Games
Calling all Card Players – Cards at the Friendly House Would you like to join a card club on Wednesdays? Groups of seniors get together to play card games every Wednesday in the Friendly House senior lounge. There is no charge. We are always looking for more players. Call Lydia at 563 323 1821 ext 19

Shuffleboard at CASI: Monday 2:15–3:45pm $2 for Member. Mary Anne Maxwell
Billiards at CASI Two tables Cost $1 per person Member. Call 386-7477 for info and availability

Wii at CASI Play Wii sports. Up to 4 players available whenever room is open.
Cards at CASI – Mon,, Tues,, Wed, – 1:00 – 3:45 Pinochle $2.00 ; Monday and Friday – Bridge 12:30 – 3:45; Thursday and Friday – Euchre 1:00 – 3:45 $2 Member at Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI) 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Call CASI at 386-7477 for more info.

Bingo at CASI Fridays at 12:30. Sandwiches and snacks available at Eleanor’s Café. Special

Birthday Party Luncheon at CASI April 7 (program TBA); May 6 Beverly and Dennis Broughton, Elvis will be in the House – dancing!!! Noon – 1:30

Seniors Informational Presentations and Classes

Music Lessons for All Ages & Levels – Learn to play or improve your musical skills with private lessons at River Music Experience (RME). No matter what your age or level, we have friendly professional teachers who are degreed instructors and/or experienced performing professionals who offer instruction at the conveniently-located RME on the corner of 2nd & Main in Davenport. We offer lessons six days a week on everything from flutes, violins, piano, guitar, drums and voice. In addition, we can facilitate group guitar lessons for beginning students. Educators recommend private lessons in addition to school band and orchestra rehearsals because students advance more quickly and learn new skills by studying one on one with a private instructor. Plus, studies show that musical training improves math and reading skills, and results in higher standardized test scores. Other benefits include improved discipline, social skills, teamwork and self-confidence, to name just a few! Limited financial assistance is also available for those in need, through the generous support of the HAVlife Foundation, The Moline Foundation and the Karli Rose Kell Music Scholarship Fund at RME. For more information on financial assistance for music lessons and educational programs at RME visit

Sign up today at – or for more information and assistance contact: Ellis Kell, Director of Programming & Education, at 563-326-1333, ext. 113, or email:
German American Heritage Center Museum – at 712 West 2nd Street in Davenport, Iowa.

Amana Demonstration/Presentation – Saturday, April 3 at 2:00 p.m. Cost: Free with GAHC museum admission; Free for GAHC members. Description: TBA
Amana Demonstration/Presentation – Saturday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. Cost: Free with GAHC museum admission; Free for GAHC members. Description: TBA
Call 563 332 8844 for more information

What Your Handwriting Reveals about You & A Look at Gothic Script – Sunday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m. at the German American Heritage Center 712 West 2nd Street in Davenport, Iowa. Cost: Free with museum admission; Free for members
Presented by Giles Weigandt, handwriting analyst Come and explore with Giles Weigandt how a sample of handwriting reveals more about the writer than just the level of haste in which the writing was done. In addition, German Gothic script will be discussed. Call 563 332 8844 for more information

Arts, Crafts, Knitting and Sewing

Silk Scarf Painting taught by Jean Johnson. Three classes to choose from: Friday, April 16,, 12:30pm – 2:30pm Cost: members $30 non-members $35; Saturday, April 17, 9:30am – 1:30pm Cost: members $40 non-members $45; Friday April 30, 12:30pm – 2:30pm Cost: members $30 non-members $35 Fees include all materials ans processing. To register call CASI 563 386 7477
Beginning Ceramics at CASI Monday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Verdene Franklin Member cost:$5 per class.

Beginning/Advanced Ceramics Tuesday 9:30 – Noon Dar Hanssen Member cost:$5 per class.

Start Crochet and Knitting at CASI – Tuesdays 12:30 – 2:20 Make hats, scarves and mittens to be donated.

Sewing Ugly Quilts at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road Every Tue 8-11 No charge
Other Events

Live Music for April – Brady Street Chop House at Radisson QC Plaza
Brady Street Chop House – Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel
Sunday Brunch Music – April 2010: April 4 – Manny Lopez Trio; April 11 – Ron Madow Society Jazz; April 18 – Terry Hanson Ensemble; April 25 – Whoozdads – at the Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel, 111 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA, Phone: 563-322-2200

Cracker Barrel at CASI a discussion group that started in January Will be meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the months $2.00. Discuss political and local issues etc. Leader – Melanie Hill Call 386-7477

Piano for a Richer Life Piano Celebration, hosted by Piano for a Richer Life, is looking for piano players of all levels to perform! Last year over 400 talented local celebrities, student pianists and piano enthusiasts of all ages performed at Northpark Mall in Davenport with a dual purpose: to raise funds to support Ronald McDonald House and get the message out that piano study equals brain development! Iowa City Ronald McDonald House serves the families of thousands of children suffering from critical conditions. The House receives no state or federal tax dollars, relying 100% on private gifts. Numerous University studies prove that piano study leads to increased brain development, academic achievement and builds confidence while keeping you happy and healthy. “Piano Celebration helps to get the important message out – while raising substantial dollars for Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City,” quotes Jim Foster, the spokesman for Piano for a Richer Life. The event will take place on Saturday, April 17th 10am-5pm and Sunday, April 18th noon-5pm at Northpark Mall in Davenport, Iowa. Three conservatory grand pianos will be placed outside of Dillard’s, Younkers and JC Penny’s stores. Contact Lynn Kroeger at 563-285-8421 to schedule a performance time or to give a financial contribution. Donations can also be made during the performances at any of the three concert locations. Over the past 6 years Piano Celebration has raised over $180,000 for Iowa City’s Ronald McDonald House, and this year the goal is $35,000. Admission is free and the public is welcome!

MAY Bus Trip to Kalona, Iowa sponsored by the German American Heritage Center, Monday, May 3 Cost: Members $55; Non-members $65 Call 563 332 8844 for more information

Martinis to the MAX at the Putnam/IMAX Theatre – Every third Thursday Join us every third Thursday of the month for a relaxing martini and IMAX experience! Martinis to the MAX features light-up martinis, fabulous food, our featured film, and a great view of the Quad Cities! Don’t miss out on this spectacular event. Reserve your group’s space by calling 324-1054, Ext. 258 or email Doors open at 5pm, film plays at 6pm and 7pm, bar closes at 8:30pm. The $15 price applies exclusively to Putnam Museum members. Nonmember price is $20. Reservations are required by 5pm the Tuesday prior.
All guests will need a reservation.
2010 Martinis to the MAX Schedule:
April 15: Hubble 3D
May 20: Mystery of the Nile
June 17: Journey into Amazing Caves

Planning ahead for the Summer? Need some activities for the grandchildren? How about Music Camp? ROCK CAMP USA 2010 AT RIVER MUSIC EXPERIENCE
Session #1 – rehearsals June 14-18, June 21-25, concert on June 26
Session #2 – rehearsals June 28-July 2, July 5-9, concert on July 10
Session #3 – rehearsals July 19-23, July 26-30, concert on July 31
Rock Camp Rehearsals: Mon. through Fri., 1-5 pm, at CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH,, 2330 West 41st Street, Davenport, Iowa. For more information on Rock Camp USA in the Quad Cities, contact: Ellis Kell, Director of Rock Camp USA – Davenport & RME Director of Programming & Education, RIVER MUSIC EXPERIENCE, 129 Main Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801
Phone: (563) 326-1333, ext. 113 Email: Web Site:

German American Heritage Center in Davenport, Iowa visitors can explore the museum’s 4,000 square feet of permanent and special exhibits. Visitors will enjoy an interactive experience as they learn about immigrants’ journey by sea, train and foot, to their final destination at the German American Heritage Center building, which was originally a very busy hotel for thousands of immigrants in the 1860s. The current special rotating exhibit is Amana: Moving to the City. This exhibit features artifacts and explores how Amana society members made a difficult decision to leave the communal society during the Great Depression to come to the City of Davenport.The German American Heritage Center works to preserve and enrich the German immigrant experience and its impact on the American Culture. The museum also partners with other cultural groups to demonstrate the contributions immigrants from many countries and from varied backgrounds have made to the ethnic palette which is the United States.For more information on all of the museum’s exhibits, programs, events, classes, and workshops visit or call 563-322-8844. General admission is: Adults: $5; Seniors:$4; Children: $3 (5 – 17 years old); Free for children under 5. Museum members are free. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturday open 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday open 12 – 4 pm.
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