December 6, 2010

Calendar of Events – December 2010

Support Groups and Informational Seminars

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

Alzheimer’s Workshop Does someone you love have Alzheimer’s or Dementia? Join Jade Angelica, Director of Healing Moments’ Alzheimer’s Education, on December 4, 2010 for a day-long workshop: The Healing Power of “Yes”: Communicating Effectively and Connecting Deeply with Persons with Alzheimer’s. This workshop weaves together basic information about Alzheimer’s disease, quality of life issues for persons with dementia and their caregivers, family, and friends, and spirituality as a way to heal and find meaning in the face of a presently incurable illness. This workshop is hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities at 3707 Eastern Avenue in Davenport, Iowa on Saturday December 4, 2010 from 9:30am to 3:30pm. $45 for the program, $5 for lunch. (309) 797-1276. Space is limited so register early! For more information about this program please
visit our website: or email
Aphasic Support Group Genesis The Aphasic Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m. at Genesis Plaza in Bettendorf. Please call Genesis On Call at 563-421-2000 or 800-383-2575 for more information.
QC Breast CancerSupport 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. Hosted by Doug Weaver . 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
Grief Support Group – CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 9:30-11:00 Hosted by Vicky Ertel. Donation accepted
How to Spot Depression seminar held at Senior Star at Elmore Place. Depression is often undiagnosed in older adults. Have you or someone you care about been experiencing lack of ambition? Or being crabby? Maybe it’s not a normal part of old age – but a treatable depression. Whether you are affected or it’s affecting a loved one, learn what the symptoms are and how the symptoms can be different as we age. We’ll discuss how we get a proper diagnosis and the many treatments that are available to help. Presented by
Deb Toal, RN on Tuesday, December 7th – 3:30 pm **Please call 563-359-0100 to R.S.V.P.**
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)
Stroke Support Group Genesis The Stroke Support Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Genesis Plaza in Bettendorf. Please call Genesis On Call at 563-421-2000 or 800-383-2575 for more information
Blood Pressure Checks at CASI Available in Genesis office: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12:30- 3:30. Dr. Lynn Boelger will do blood pressure checks on Mondays from 12:30- 2:00 p.m. in the Fitness Center.

Dancing and Dance Classes
Social Dancing, Listening & Fellowship at CASI (live music) will be taking a winter break. Noreen & Freddie and Kay & John wish you a wonderful winter season. Check back here in the spring. We hope tp see you then.
Line Dancing at CASI – every Tuesday morn 9:00 to 11:00 Cost: $2.00

YOGA, Gentle Exercise, and Aquatic Exercise
Gentle Exercise at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport. Jan Dorgan, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 – 10:00 am. Call 386-7477 for more information.
Gentle Yoga at CASI Mondays, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Certified Instructor: Meg Bolich. Cost: $30 for 6 weeks.
6 week session starting December 6.
Chair Yoga at CASI Mondays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Certified Instructor: Meg Bolich. Cost: $30 for 6 weeks.
6 week session starting December 6
Zumba Gold Class – something new at CASI – will meet every Wednesday starting November 3 from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Everyone can do it. It’s lower impact, easy to follow steps, Latin inspired dance fitness party. Come try Zumba Gold.! Sign up at the front desk for class. Pay $2.00 fee at each class. For more info call

Book Clubs, Movies, Theater Trips and Speakers

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.

Book Club at CASI Lead by Mary Anne Maxwell,
January 7: The Songcatcher by Sharyn McCrumb 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Cost: $2
Movie Matinee at CASI 2nd Tuesday of the month, starting at 1:00 pm . $2.00 donation includes popcorn and treats. Call 386-7477 for more information.

Clinics and Classes
The ENCORE – Musical Creativity For Older Adults program is now enrolling for new session. Research shows that learning a
musical instrument reduces stress, strengthens the immune system, and improves memory and coordination. Plus it is a lot of fun ! Your hosts will be Jeff and Linda Dickerson. Call (309) 764-1933 for further information.
Genesis VNA Foot Clinics at CASI By appt only. 1st Thurs. 1:00–4:00 pm; 2nd Mon. 9:00–11:00 am; 3rd Mon. 9:00–11:00 am & 1:00–3:00 pm; 4TH Tues. 1:00-3:00 pm; 4th Fri. 9:00–11:00 am. Call Dee at 563-320-3978 to schedule. Cost $15.00.
Trinity VNHA foot care clinics cleaning, clipping and filing of the nails and a lotion massage to the calves and feet.  $25 cash or check 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.
SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Clinic at CASI Every Wednesday in December. Genesis Office, 9:00–11:00 a.m.
SHIIP: Medicare Drug Comparison –clinic at CASI Fri., Dec. 3, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sponsored by Genesis Call 421-1096 to make an appointment. Several SHIIP volunteers will be working.

Sports, Cards and Games
Shuffleboard at CASI: Monday 2:15–3:45pm $2 for Member. Mary Anne Maxwell
Billiards at CASI 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.
Ping Pong at CASI! Free. 2 or 4 players available whenever room is open.
Cards at CASI – Pinochle – Monday, Tuesday,, Wednesday & Friday, – 1:00 – 3:45; Bridge – Monday and Friday 12:30 – 3:45; Euchre – Thursday and Friday 1:00 – 3:45; Canasta – Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00; Cribbage – Wednesday 1:00 – 3:00. 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 pm. Sandwiches and snacks available at Eleanor’s Café. Until 1:00 pm.

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.
Crochet and Knitting at CASI – Tuesdays 12:30 – 2:20 Make hats, scarves and mittens to be donated. We will teach beginners to crochet September 7, 14, and 21.
Sewing Ugly Quilts at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road Every Tue 8-11 No charge
Donna Dewberry One-Stroke Painting at CASI With Betty Felder. Members $4 per class, Non members $6 per class. all items provided except wood and glass. class size is limited. Make reservations and pay fees at CASI reception desk.
Silk Scarf Painting at CASI With Jean Johnson
Thursday, December 2, and December 9, Noon – 4:00 P.M. Make a silk scarf for yourself or friend. Special Member Price: $20.00 for class fee, materials, and processing.

Other Events
The Chordbusters announce: “An Old Fashioned Christmas”, December 11, 2 p.m. Second Baptist Church, 919 6th Ave., Rock Island. Christmas Variety Show featuring: The Chordbusters, Choir Boys, 2nd Baptist Church Brotherhood Male Chorus, Davenport North High School Chamber Singers, A Touch of Fun and Possible Side Effects. Tickets: $5, 12 and under: free Info: (563) 332-4810
Senior Coffee – Poinsettia & Lights 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Wed, 12/1, Vander Veer Botanical Park – Vander Veer Conservatory.
Friends of Vander Veer Holiday Open House Tuesday, 12/14,
4:00 PM-7:30 PM Vander Veer Botanical Park – Vander Veer Conservatory
Ballet Quad Cities presents The Nutcracker on December 11th and 12th! Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Adler Theatre Box Office at 136 East 3rd Street in Davenport or calling (563) 326.8555, through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745.3000 Celebrate this Holiday Season with Ballet Quad Cities
Enjoy the Holidays at the Hauberg Civic Center Something magical happens during the holiday season at the Hauberg Civic Center! This beautiful mansion comes alive with color and music. Held the first Sunday in December from 1 to 5 p.m. Each room will be decorated by a local community organization and the RI Parks Dept, including our famous poinsettia tree, plus refreshments. There will be children’s activities, horse carriage rides, and a possible visit from Santa! For more information, tour times, or to book a group tour call (309) 732-2132. Date: December 5, 2010, Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: Hauberg Civic Center
Reindeer Ramble – 12/5 – 9 am Reindeer Ramble Start & Finish at IBEW Hall, 1700 – 52nd Avenue, Moline Annual 5K run/walk sponsored by Rock River Striders
Contact: 788-0500

Christmas in Le Claire – December 3-5, 2010
The charming downtown of Le Claire is transformed into a scene from a Norman Rockwell holiday painting, with its delightful
shopping, carriage rides, crafts fair, silent auction, breakfast with Santa at Happy Joes, living nativity scene and so much more:
• Free carriage rides Friday 1:30-4:30; Saturday from 11am-4pm and Sunday 12-4
• Santa’s playhouse above the Police Station noon to 3 on Saturday
• Craft fair and silent auction at the Le Claire Civic Center all three days
• Breakfast with Santa at Happy Joe’s on Saturday morning from 8am-10am
• Living nativity scene.Have your pet’s picture taken with Santa at the River Pup!
• Cookie Tin Sales, Lunch Counter and crafters at the Masonic Lodge
• Bazaar at Calvary 4-Square Church
• Buffalo Bill Museum Tours
• There will also be a wagon to take you from stop to stop on Saturday.
Christmas in Le Claire is where Santa comes to shop.
St. Ambrose University Christmas Showcase Concert Friday, Dec. 10 7 p.m. Featuring the University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Symphonic Band and SAU-Community Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Jazz Ensemble and STAMVOJA (vocal jazz), the evening is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! Free and open to the public. Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard. For more information, contact Terri Flynn at 563/333-6001.
The Village of East Davenport – 2010 Christmas in the Village Fri, Dec 3 , 2010 – 6 – 9 p.m. Sat, Dec 4, 2010 – 6 – 9 p.m. For over 25 years people have celebrated this Village of East Davenport event: FREE ACTIVITIES: Santa Claus, Living Windows Carolers & Musicians throughout Village, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Live Music-including String Duets in Various Shops & Face Painting, Great In-Store Specials, Live Nativity on Friday Night, “Winter Sparkle” Fireworks Display on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 9 p.m.
MidCoast Fine Arts and The District present Gallery Hop! Friday December 3, 2010 from 5 to 9 p.m. – an arts tour of Downtown Rock Island. Gallery Hop! showcases local and regional artists in various galleries, restaurants and hot spots in downtown Rock Island. It’s fun, casual, and it’s where you can find unforgettable items and gift ideas for mom. Jewelry, photography, woodwork, glass, painting, sculpture and performance art will all be featured. Guests will be able to have dinner and drinks, talk with the artists and watch live demonstrations. Shop for holiday gifts. Free admission.
Live Music for Brunch at Brady Street Chop House – Every Sunday 10 am – 1 pm. December 5 – Manny Lopez Trio, 12 – Five Bridges Jazz Band, 19 – Terry Hanson Ensemble, 26 – NO ENTERTAINMENT The Brady Street Chop House at RADISSON QUAD CITY PLAZA Phone: 563-322-2200 Website:

“Listen To Me Read” CASI’s “Listen To Me Read” intergenerational literacy program began in 1991. Today the program is in 23 schools in Scott County. This year the program was a recipient of an award fro, the Bi-State Literacy Council . Anyone interested in joining the rewarding experience please call Joy Andrews, CASI “Listen To Me Read” coordinator to enroll for the 2010- 2011 school year. Go to the school of your choice for one hour per week and help a kindergartener, 1st grader or 2nd grader with their reading skills. Our motto is “You can do it!” This applies to both and students and the volunteers.
Christmas Dinner Party at CASI sponsored by Davenport Fire Fighters, Tuesday, December 7, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Tickets: $6.00 available now! Entertainment by Ray Wierson and Son
CASI Light Up the Holidays Family Festival Saturday, December 13 – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A fun-filled day for the whole family.
River Music Experience Announces New Senior Music Series
The River Music Experience (RME) is excited to announce its brand new Senior Music Series. The series will feature a variety of musical talent that will include jazz, big bands, and even a Senior Citizen prom. Concerts will run from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and will be held on the second floor of the RME. Admission to each show is $7 for non-members, $5 for RME members and for groups of ten or more. From big band jazz to 50’s rock, the new series will be a fantastic addition to the diverse musical opportunities provided by RME. “The Senior Concert Series at RME is an wonderful new addition to our programming, and compliments our mission to serve as a music center for the entire community,” said Ellis Kell, Director of Programming & Community Outreach.
“The RME is always looking for ways to engage people of all ages in our community,” said Jean Bahls, RME Controller, who created the new concert series for seniors. “The Senior Concert Series gives us a wonderful opportunity to connect with seniors and provide them with new and interesting musical education and entertainment.”
The Senior Music Series is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Senior Star at Elmore Place.
Concert Schedule
Tuesday, December 14: A Christmas concert featuring the CASI Band
Tuesday, February 22: 50’s Band
Tuesday, April 26: Jazz Band
Tuesday, June 28: Senior Citizen Prom
Tickets are available at Mojo’s only or by contacting Ellis Kell at 563-326-1333 ext. 113


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