February 1, 2012

Calendar of Events – February 2012

Support Groups and Informational Seminars

Quad Cities Alzheimer’s Association A new Support Group for dementia care partners – A new support group is being planned. At the initial meeting the goal was to give everyone a chance to meet one another and to lay the foundation for the group going forward. The long range goal is to give participants a warm, welcoming, supporting place to share their experiences and stories with others who understand their journey. Please call Jerry Schroeder at (563) 324-1022 or 800-272-3900 for more information about programs.
QC Breast Cancer Support Group (Iowa): First Tuesday of each month, from noon to 1 pm, Trinity at Terrace Park, 4500 Utica Ridge Road, Bettendorf. (Illinois): Third Wednesday of each month, noon to 1 pm 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: free. Information: call Pat Conway at (563) 355-7548.
CASI Caregiver Support Group: Second Monday of each month 11 am- 1 pm, CASI, 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport. Hosted by Susan Kivisto, from Alternatives for Older Adults & Karen Coats, from Generations Agency on Aging. Cost: free.
Diabetes Support Group at Genesis: First Tuesday of each month, 11 am 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: free. Registration: (309) 792-4389.
Grief Support Group – CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 9:30-11 am. Hosted by Vicky Ertel. Donation accepted.
Life After Loss Support Group – Genesis Medical Center, Illini This group will meet on Thursdays from 10 – 11 am. Facilitated by a member of the Genesis Medical Center, Illini Spiritual Care Department. New members may join at any time. Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus – Larson Center Lower Level – Wallen Room. Larson Center Lower Level – Wallen Room, Silvis, IL
Low Vision Support Group at CASI: the first Thursday of every month 10 am to noon. Hosted by Ben Lorenzen at CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA. Call (563) 386-7477 Ext. 231 for details or to register. Anyone with vision problems is welcome to attend..
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Support Group – A support group for people and family members with multiple sclerosis. The MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Support Group meets the 2nd Monday of every month at Genesis Medical Center West Campus Sunderbruch Room from 2-3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne Dalton at (563) 322-8709
Prostate Cancer: Us, Too, Greater Quad City Cancer Support Group – Support Group for those dealing with Prostate Cancer or who had prostate cancer. Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, except December from 7 – 9pm. Location alternates between Trinity Medical Center, 7th St. Campus and the Genesis Adler Health Education Center, 1236 E. Rusholme, Davenport. Call Bill for location information prior to attending: Bill, (309)-799-3621.
Stroke Support Group – The Genesis Stroke Support Group brings together stroke survivors and their families in an atmosphere of caring and sharing to assist recovery. This support group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 2-3 pm. Genesis Plaza – 2535 Maplecrest Road, Suite 14, Bettendorf, IA
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 pm at Lighthouse at Silvis-1900 10th St., Silvis, IL. (Call Heather at (309) 792-2800 for details or to register)
Parkinson’s Support Group – Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. – noon at CASI 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, 52806 (563) 386-7477
Blood Pressure Checks at CASI Available in Genesis office: February dates and times: Wednesday, 1 & 15 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 6, 7, 8, 14, 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29 – 9 a.m. to noon; Monday, 13 & 20 – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Dancing and Dance Classes

Line Dancing at CASI – every Tuesday morning 9 to 11 am. Cost: $2.
Advanced Line dancing at CASI – every Thursday afternoon from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Cost: Members $2 non-members $4.
Zumba Gold Class – At CASI will meet every Wednesday from
1 – 1:45 p.m. And Thursdays 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Everyone can do it. It’s lower impact, easy to follow steps, Latin inspired dance fitness party. Come try Zumba Gold! Members $2 Non-members $4.
For more info call 386-7477
Zumba Basics – at CASI Mondays 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Members $2 Non-members $4. For more info call 386-7477
Plus 60 / CASI Valentine Dance and Party –Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. 7 – 10:30 p.m. Music by Michael Quaintance Trio. Tickets: $10 at CASI or QCTimes in advance or at the door. Cash Bar – Free snacks
Sweetheart Ball – Saturday, February 11 at CASI, 7 – 10 p.m. The Ken Paulsen Orchestra, $10 per person. Singles and beginners Welcome. For information, please call 563-391-2519

YOGA, Gentle Exercise, and Aquatic Exercise

Aquatic exercise at Three Rivers YMCA 2040 53rd Street, Moline. IL call (309) 797-3945 – MS exercise Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30–11:15 a.m. – Slow and easy water exercise Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.; 11:15 a.m. – noon; 5:15pm – 6 p.m. or Tuesday and Thursday 11:15 a.m. to noon
Gentle Exercise at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport. Jan Dorgan, Mon., Wed. and Fri. 9 – 10 a.m. Call (563) 386-7477 for more information.
Tai Chi Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Scott Caulpetzer instructor. New session starts on Feb. 22, 2012. Cost: $18 for 6 weeks. Call (563) 386-7477 for class schedule information.
Tai Chi for Arthritis at CASI – Instructor: Erica Heinrichs, Certified Senior Trainer – Mondays New Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Member Cost: $32 for 8 week class. Classes can be made up if you miss.
Chair Yoga at CASI – Mondays, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Certified Instructor: Janet Darmour Cost: $30 for 6 weeks. Can start class at anytime.
Laughter Yoga at CASI – Thursday, 9:30-10:15 am. Free classes taught by certified Senior Star staff.

Book Clubs, Movies, Theater Trips and Speakers

Ballet Quad Cities presents Love Stories – What: Love Stories – Love on the Run! Who: Ballet Quad Cities Where: Augustana College Wallenburg Hall • Denkman Second Floor: 3520 7th Ave • Rock Island. When: February 17 at 8 p.m., February 18 at 2 p.m. & February 18 at 8 p.m. Ticket Prices: Adult – $20 / Senior – $15
Talk of the Town at CASI, 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA. None in December!!! Wednesday, Feb 15, Judy Morrell, head of the Davenport Civil Rights Commission. Eat at 11 a.m. Make your reservation now! 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. Members free, non-members $2 to cover cost of pizza. Reservations needed -limited to 75 people. Sponsored by GolderCare Solutions. Make your reservation now!

Book Club at CASI Led by Jane Cronkelton,10 a.m. – noon on Fridays, February 3, 2012 “Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett, Part One – 1135-1136, Part Two – 1136-1137 Friday – March 2, 2012 “Pillars of Earth” by Ken Follett (Continued), Part Three – 1140-1142, Part Four – 1142-1145, Part Five – 1152-1155. For you faster readers or people who don’t want to tackle “Pillars of the Earth”, we will also discuss at “I Heard the Owl Call My Name” by Margaret Craven.
Movie Matinee at CASI Tuesday, February 21, 2012 starting at
1 pm., Dolphin Tale. $2 donation includes popcorn and beverage. Call (563) 386-7477 for more information.
Travelogue at CASI – Bucharest, Romania and Sinaia in the Romanian mountains with Elmer Brunk Monday, February 13, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.,
1 – 2 p.m. Members: Free tickets at front desk. Non Members: $1.00

Clinics and Classes

University of Illinois Extension’s Small Farms Webinar Series
University of Illinois Extension’s Small Farms/Local Foods Team has developed this series to help producers understand opportunities, challenges and recommendations in wide range of topics. The programs will take place via webinar with presenters on a live feed, giving attendees the opportunity to have their questions answered by the experts. The fee is $5 per session for public or $3 for Master Gardeners. Register :call (309) 756-9978.
The webinars will be offered at 1:00 p.m.
· Mercer County Extension, 2106 SE Third Street, Aledo, IL
· Rock Island County Extension, 321 West 2nd Ave., Milan, IL
Soil Fertility Thurs., Feb 9: Learn the basics of soil fertility—what nutrients are needed, what role do they serve, which present potential environmental problems, and which tend to become deficient. Can you conduct a soil test on your own? What organic amendments tend to be the best source of essential nutrients? These and other topics will be covered during a general overview of soil science. Matthew Montgomery-Small Farms/Local Foods Extension Educator
Raising Sheep and Goats On Small Farms, Thurs., Feb 16: There are many reasons for raising either sheep or goats, whether the motivation is economic, environmental concerns, and/or quality of life. Consideration of raising these livestock will be discussed with special attention paid to issues affecting production including nutrition, health, pasture management, predator control, housing, and marketing. Dr. James Theuri- Small Farms/Local Foods Extension Educator
Methods for Extending the Growing Season Thurs., Feb 23: Learn about the variety of methods growers can utilize to extend the lengths of the growing season. The ability to market produce earlier or later than your competition has economic advantages. Learn about season extensions in a variety of designs, from simple to complex. Michael Roegge- Small Farms/Local Foods Extension
Foot Clinics at CASI By appt only. Genesis Foot Clinic provided by Genesis VNA.Call (563) 320-3978 to schedule your appointment ath the Genesis office at CASI. Cost $20. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. February Dates and Times: 2, 13, 16, 20, 24 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; 2, 6, 20, 28 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Clinic at CASI, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays Genesis Office, 9–11 a.m.

Sports, Cards and Games

Trivia Night in LeClaire – Saturday, Feb. 11, LeClaire Fire Assn Trivia Night benefiting 9/11 Memorial Fund & Saturday, Feb. 18 LeClaire Trivia Night for LeClaire Little League. For more info call Donna (LeClaire Tourism) (563) 528-0810
BQC Bowling to Banish Bullies – Who: Ballet Quad Cities, When: February 4 6 to 10:30 p.m., Where: Blackhawk Bowl and Martini Lounge At The Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd Street Davenport, IA 52801. Ticket Prices: $10 for spectators at door,$40 per person/$240 per team for more info, contact Joedy @ (309) 786-3779
Ticket Purchase: Send a check to Ballet Quad Cities 613 17th Street Rock Island, IL 61201
Shuffleboard at CASI: Monday 2:15–3:45 pm $2 for Member. Mary Anne Maxwell
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, – 1–3:45 pm; Bridge – Monday and Friday 12:30–3:45 pm; Euchre – Thursday and Friday 1 – 3:45 pm; Canasta – Tuesday 1 – 3 pm; Cribbage – Wednesday 1 – 3 pm. All games are $2 Member at Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI) 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Call CASI at (563) 386-7477 for more info.
Bingo at CASI Fridays at 12:30 pm. Sandwiches and snacks available at Eleanor’s Café. Until 1 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 Ceramics 9:30 a.m. – Noon- Lunch – 1 – 3 p.m. with Dar Hanssen Cost: $5 per class in the morning, $8 all day Class size is limited. Call CASI at (563) 386-7477 for more information.
Crochet and Knitting at CASI – Tuesdays 12:30 – 2:20 pm. Make hats, scarves and mittens to be donated. We will teach beginners to crochet.
Sewing Ugly Quilts at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road Every Tue 8-11 pm. No charge.
CASI Art Classes – Call (563) 386 7477 Art Class with Betty Felder.
Drawing & Clay Sculpting Instructor: Paul Aglueseva, Thursdays, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Cost: $5.00 + materials; Monday evening, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Cost: $6.00 + materials. CASI 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, (563) 386-7477.

Other Events

Live Music for Brunch at Brady Street Chop House – Every Sunday 10 am – 1 pm– at the Brady Street Chop House at RADISSON QUAD CITY PLAZA Phone: (563) 322-2200 Website: http://www.radisson.com/davenport-hotel-ia-52801/iadaven
Monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. $6.00 per person on Sunday, February 5, 2012 American Legion – 702 W. 35th Street – Davenport, IA. Variety Music 8 -11 a.m. by Freddie Steenbock Duo

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