July 5, 2010

July Calendar of Events

Support Groups

Quad Cities Alzheimer’s Association Please call Jerry Schroeder at 563-324-1022 or 800-272-3900 for more information about programs..

Aphasia Group GENESIS MEDICAL CENTER All Aphasia Support Group meetings are held the second (2nd) Tuesday of each month. Call Linda McNeill, Speech Therapist, at 563-421-3490 or Rebecca Rall, Speech Therapist, at 563-468-1443.

QC Breast Cancer Support Group (Iowa): First Tuesday of each month, 7-9 pm downstairs Trinity at Terrace Park, 4500 Utica Ridge Road, Bettendorf. (Illinois):Third Wednesday of each month, noon luncheon at Butterworth Center, 1105-8th Street, Moline For women dealing with breast cancer or survivors of breast cancer. You may attend either one or both. Cost: None. Information: call Pat Conway @563-355-7548 0r Barb Lynch @563-332-9041

CASI Caregiver Support Group: Second Monday of each month 11am- 1pm, CASI, 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport. Cost: none

Diabetes Support Group at Genesis: First Tuesday of each month, 11:00AM to Noon, Larson Center, Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis, IL Recommended for people with diabetes who are interested in receiving help with diabetes self-management. Cost: none. Registration: 309-792-4389

Fibromyalgia (Fibro Friends): 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 1:00 pm at Genesis Maplecrest in Bettendorf. Contact Alicia Owens 563-421-3491 for more information.

Grief Support Group – CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 9:30-11:00 Hosted by Vicky Ertel. Donation accepted

Low Vision Support Group at CASI: the first Thursday of every month at CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, facilitated by Lilah Bell (Call 563-386- 7477 Ext. 231 for details or to register) Anyone with vision problems is welcome to attend.

The VIP (Visually Impaired People) Support Group is facilitated by Al Ayew-ew of the Center for Independent Living, meets the first Tues. of every month at 2:00 at Lighthouse as Silvis-1900 10th St., Silvis, IL. (Call Heather at 309-792-2800 for details or to register)

Parkinson Support Group Meets at CASI: Have a great summer. We will meet again in September.

Stroke Support Group: Third Wednesday of each Month, 2-3 p.m., Genesis at Maplecrest, 2535 Maplecrest Road, Suite 14, Bettendorf. The Genesis Support Group brings together stroke survivors and their families in an atmosphere of caring and sharing to assist recovery. Education about life after a stroke, helpful hints and coping skills. Cost: None. Registration: Alicia Owens at (563) 421-3491 or www.genesishealth.com/

SMOKING CESSATION PREVIEW/SUPPORT GROUP call Trinity’s My Nurse at (309) 779-2000 or (877) 242-8899. 6-8 p.m., Trinity offers a preview session on how to quit
smoking. Please join us as we help you map out a strategy that is right for you on your journey to becoming smoke-free. Fee: Free.

Dancing and Dance Classes

Social Dancing, Listening & Fellowship 1:00-3:00 P.M. at Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI) 1035 W. Kimberly Road Davenport, IA. – Donations $5.00 per person includes beverages and treats. Call CASI at 386-7477 for more information.
Wednesday – July 7 Music by Freddie Steenbock Duo
Wednesday – July 14 Music by John & Kay Retzel
Wednesday – July 21 Music by Freddie Steenbock Duo
Wednesday – July 28 Music by John & Kay Retze

Polka Club of Iowa, Inc. – Eastern Chapter Dance at Walcott Coliseum, Walcott, IA. 1:00-5:00 P.M., Sunday – July 18. Admission $8.00 per person. Music by Top Notchmen from Chippewa Falls, WI.

Line Dancing at CASI Tues mornings from 9:00-11:00 A.M., 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA Members $2.00 per person. Call CASI at 386-7477 for more information.

Square Dancing at CASI with Mike Johnson Thursday mornings 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at CAS – Square Dance Lessons, Round and Mainstream Plus Lessons with Mike Johnson – 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA. Members $3.00 per person. Call CASI
386-7477 for more information.

YOGA, Gentle Exercise, and Aquatic Exercise

Gentle Exercise at CASI Monday and Wednesday mornings. 9:00 – 10:00 Stretching, tightening and walking. Call 3386-7477 for more information.

Book Clubs, Movies, Theater, Speakers and Entertainment

Movie Matinee at CASI 2nd Tuesday of the month- $2.00 donation includes popcorn and beverages. Call 386-7477 for more information.

Program of Spiritual Songs at the Bettendorf Public Library Saturday, July 10, starting at 2:00 p.m., two members of the Redeemed Voices Gospel Choir, Dwayne Hodges and Christopher Reid, will perform spirituals to accompany the contemporary photography of Ann Hailey “Journey: A Meditation on Slavery” on display on the Library’s 2nd floor Art Walls. This program is part of the Library’s Civil Rights Project. Light refreshments will be provided.

Memories of the Local Civil Rights Movement at the Bettendorf Public Library Monday, July 12, starting at 7:00 p.m., two leaders of the local civil rights movement, Ms. Bernice Jones and Fr. Marvin Mottet, will tell their unique and personal stories. Fr. Mottet served as the Chaplain for Davenport’s Catholic Interracial Council which was at the heart of the movement.  Ms. Jones has a compelling story about her struggle for success at the Rock Island Arsenal and of her election as the first woman president of Davenport’s NAACP.  This program is part of the Library’s Civil Rights Project.

A Compelling Story at the Bettendorf Public Library: Civil Rights in Davenport Thursday, July 22, starting at 7:00 p.m., as part of The Civil Rights Project, Dr. Art Pitz, Davenport Civil Rights History Committee Chair and St. Ambrose University scholar-in-residence, will talk about how Davenport was once a bastion of de facto segregation. Starting after WWII, a significant number of residents refused to accept the continuance of this practice.  They agitated and brought about effectual change.  It’s a unique story with fascinating characters and interesting events—significantly different from the national civil rights movement.  Members of the City of Bettendorf Human Rights Committee, Nnachi Umenachi and Glinder Walker, will supplement Pitz’s talk with a capsule history of human rights in America plus a description of the particular purpose and influence of the local Committee.

Meet the Artists with Work on Display at the Bettendorf Public Library At the Bettendorf Public Library on Saturday, July 10, starting at 1:30 p.m., as part of the Library’s Civil Rights Project, photographer Ann Hailey and St. Ambrose University art students will meet and greet viewers of their work on the 2nd floor Art Walls.  Hailey’s “Journey: A Meditation on Slavery” uses artists’ manikins (posable figures about the size of Barbie dolls) as subjects in telling the story of slavery in America.  Over a period of a year, Hailey found herself drawn into this part of our history and its effects on our current national character.  The fifteen contemporary photographs are accompanied by texts from African American spirituals.  The SAU students are part of Les Bell’s drawing class and have done expressive portraits of civil rights leaders like Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, Abraham Lincoln and more.  Light refreshments will be available.

Science Fiction/Fantasy Group Celebrates 25 Years at DPL Davenport Public Library’s science fiction/fantasy discussion group, DAGOBAH (Davenport Area Gathering of Books and Humanoids) will
celebrate 25 years of meeting at the Main Library (321 Main Street). Everyone is invited to this special occasion, happening on Monday, July 12, at 6:00 p.m., in the Film Room.The evening will feature a showing of the Tim Burton film, “9,” a visually stunning and original epic adventure. Attendees will also enjoy free refreshments and great conversation.

DAGOBAH is a volunteer-led group that meets on the second Monday of each month, at 6:00 p.m., at the Main Library. It tackles topics such as: movies, comics, and (of course!) books. The group has been thriving for 25 years, and would love to welcome new members. Mark your calendars for this historic event.

Junior Theatre Returns to DPL The Davenport Public Library is once again partnering with Junior Theatre to bring wild and crazy plays to the library this summer. Join us at the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street) at 10:00 a.m. every Monday, July 12th through 26th, for free performances by the troupe. The kids and teens of the Mainstage Junior Theatre Company will also perform on Wednesdays, July 7th through 28th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Main Library (321 Main Street). That’s a total of 7 FREE performances you can see by the second oldest production company in the United States! Registration is not required. Call 563-326-7832, or visit www.davenportlibrary.com for more information.

Andy McKee w/ Johnny Dickensen@ Redstone Room Date of Event: Thursday, July 15 2010, Where: The Redstone Room @ River Music Experience/129 Main St./Davenport, IA 52801, Workshop with Andy McKee at 5:30pm Admission: $ 15, Doors: 7:00pm;
Show, 8:00pm Phone: 563-326-1333 ext. 101. Artist Website: http://www.andymckee.com/

St. Ambrose University Star Party – Night Sky Viewing Saturday, July 17 – Beginning at sunset. On-site 12- and 14-inch telescopes will be available at the St. Ambrose S. G. Menke Observatory for sky viewing; visitors are welcome to bring smaller telescopes as well. Free and open to the public Wapsi River Environmental Center outside Dixon, Iowa. For more information, contact Dr. Robert Mitchell at 563/333-6141. On the day of the event, the same number may be called for a recorded message that will either confirm the event or report a weather-related cancellation. For directions to the observatory, go to www.sau.edu and search for “Menke.”


Genesis VNA Foot Clinics at CASI By appt only. 1st Thursday 1:00–4:00 pm; 2nd Monday 9:00–11:00 am; 3rd Monday 9:00–11:00 am & 1:00–3:00 pm; 4TH Tuesday 1:00-3:00 pm; 4th Friday 9:00–11:00 am. Call Dee at 563-320-3978 to schedule. Cost $15.00.
Genesis VNA & Hospice -Home Safety Month presentations June is national home safety awareness month. Genesis VNA & Hospice will be providing free seminars on home safety tips Tuesdays in June from 10 to 11 a.m. at CASI. These seminars are free. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 563/349-7532. Thanks so much. Have a great day.

Trinity VNHA foot care clinics cleaning, clipping and filing of the nails and a lotion massage to the calves and feet.  $25 cash or chck only foot care. VNHA office, 106 19th Ave., Suite 101, Moline:1-4 p.m., first Tuesday; 12:30-3:30 p.m., second Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon, third Friday; 12:30-3:30 p.m., fourth Friday, Appointments: (309) 779-7600. Enrichment Center, 4622 Progress Drive, Suite A, Davenport, IA 1-4 p.m., second Wednesday, Appointments: (309) 779-7600. Senior Star, 4502 Elmore Avenue, Davenport. Call for appointment: (309) 779-7600.

SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS Surgical Weight Loss Seminar 6-8 p.m., Monday, June 14 6-8 p.m. Learn the latest information about
different types of bariatric surgeries available at Trinity, including lap-band surgery. Fee: $25.

Sports, 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. The Wii is free!! Up to 4 players available whenever room is open.

Cards at CASI – Pinochle – Monday, Tuesday,, Wednesday & Friday, – 1:00 – 3:45; Pinochle $2.00 ; Bridge – Monday and Friday 12:30 – 3:45; Euchre – Thursday and Friday 1:00 – 3:45; Canasta – Tuesday 1:00 – 3:45; Cribbage – Wednesday 1:00 – 3:45. All games are $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

Arts, Crafts, Knitting and Sewing

Beginning Ceramics at CASI Monday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Verdene Franklin Member cost:$5 per class.

All Day Beginning and Advanced Ceramics 9:30 a.m. – Noon- Lunch – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with Dar Hanssen Cost: $5.00 per class in the morning, $8.00 all day Class size is limited. Call CASI at 386-7477 for more information.

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

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

CASI Inside Garage Sale – Saturday July 17. at CASI in the main hall. Call 386 7477

Martinis to the MAX at the Putnam/IMAX Theatre – Join us each 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 thompson@putnam.org. 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. Call for information about the 2010 Martinis to the MAX Schedule:

Art Exhibit: ‘Letterforms as Paramount’ (St. Ambrose Catich Gallery) Through Friday, July 23. Gallery summer hours:
11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, or by appointment. On exhibit will be the research journals, slates, broadsides, plaster casts and rubbings of the late Rev. Edward Catich. Catich was considered one of the world’s finest calligraphers; the foremost authority on the Roman alphabet; and an international expert on stone incising, typography and stained glass fabrication. His alphabet stones are in the permanent collections of seven museums. Free and open to the public. Catich Gallery in the Galvin Fine Arts Center, located at Gaines Street between Locust and Lombard. for more information contact Heather Lovewell at 563-209-1287, or the gallery at 563-333-6444, or go to www.sau.edu.

“Safety While Out & About” – Cherie Emmick, Dignity Memorial Network, Thursday, July 8th at 1:00 p.m. in Media Room – Independent Living Building at Senior Star at Elmore Place, 4500/4502/ 4504 Elmore Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807. The first rule for maintaining safety when away from home is to be aware of your surroundings. Cherie Emmick will discuss Purse Snatching, Parking Lot Safety, ATM Safety and Motorist Cons & Scams.. Please call 563-359-0100 by 7/6 to reserve your spot. Door prize will be given away.

“Pint for Pint” Blood Drive – Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Friday, July 16th 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., in Dining Room – Independent Living Building at Senior Star at Elmore Place, 4500/4502/4504 Elmore Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807. Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the sole provider of blood products to 10 hospitals in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Giving blood takes about an hour, and the difference it can make for patients who receive lifesaving transfusions can last a lifetime! Volunteer a “pint of blood” on Friday, July 16th and you will receive a “pint of ice cream” in return! Please call Jen DeBuhr at 563-210-1171 by 7/9 to schedule your donation time.

“Identity Theft” – Cherie Emmick, Dignity Memorial Network, Thursday, August 12th at 1:00 p.m. in Media Room – Independent Living Building at Senior Star at Elmore Place, 4500/4502/4504 Elmore Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime being committed against older adults. However, there are some simple steps you can take to lessen your odds of becoming a victim. Cherie Emmick will discuss Ways Your Identity Can Be Stolen, Ways to Protect Your Identity, and Who to Call if Your ID is Stolen. Please call 563-359-0100 by 8/10 to reserve your spot. Door prize will be given away.

Planning ahead for the Summer? Need some activities for the grandchildren? How about Music Camp? ROCK CAMP USA 2010 AT RIVER MUSIC EXPERIENCE

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: ellis@rockcampusa.com Web Site: www.rivermusicexperience.org

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 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 www.gahc.org 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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