May 17, 2012

May Calendar of Events

Support Groups and Informational Seminars

Quad Cities Alzheimer’s Association – Below is a list of free, state-of-the-art classes we are offering in multiple locations on various dates and times. Please call (563) 324-1022 to register of for more information. Classes are designed for anyone directly impacted by Alzheimer’s and related illnesses, their families, friends, and professional care-givers.

1.“Alzheimer’s: The Basics.” A 90 minute class for anyone who wants a good, general understanding of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Tuesday, May 8, 1:30 – 3 pm, BHC Community Ed Center, 404 E. 3rd St., Kewanee, IL.

2.“Alzheimer’s: Q&A with an Expert.” A 90 minute class suitable for anyone with any question about Alzheimer’s and related dementias. A leading professional will give a brief presentation then use the rest of the class-time to field audience questions. Thursday, May 10, 10:30 am – Noon, Clinton Public Library, 318 10th Ave. S., Clinton, IA. Friday, May 18, 1:30 – 3 pm, Musser Public Library, 304 Iowa Ave., Muscatine, IA.

3.“Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Dementia.” A 4-hour class specifically designed for people with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. This is a comprehensive class most suitable for those in the early stages. Primary caregivers are encouraged to attend too. Thursday, May 24, 1 – 5 pm, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA.

4. “Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s.” [class was in April]

5.“Caring for People in the Middle Stages of Alzheimer’s.” A 4-hour class designed for people caring for loved ones now in the middles stages of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Thursday, May 31, 1 – 5 pm, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA.

6.“Caring for People in the Late Stages of Alzheimer’s.” A 3-hour class designed for people caring for loved ones now in the late stages of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Friday, June 8, 1:30 – 4:30 pm, Musser Public Library, 304 Iowa Ave., Muscatine, IA. Friday, June 15, 1:30 – 4:30 pm, BHC Community Ed Center, 404 E. 3rd St., Kewanee, IL. Friday, June 22, 1:30 – 4:30 pm, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA. Friday, June 29, 1:30 – 4:30 pm, Clinton Public Library, 318 10th Ave. S., Clinton, IA. All classes taught by Jerry Schroeder, MSW, Program Specialist, Alzheimer’s Association. To register call: (563) 324-1022; RSVP no later than 2 business days prior to each class. There is NO COST to attend any of these classes, thanks to generous contributors.

QC Breast Cancer Support Group (Iowa): First Tues. of each month, from noon to 1 pm, Trinity at Terrace Park, 4500 Utica Ridge Road, Bettendorf. (Illinois): Third Wed. 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 Mon. 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 Tues. of each month, 11 am to Noon, Larson Center, Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis, IL 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. Steve Swisher and Becky Passmen will talk about River Bend Transit and CitiBus Transportation.
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 Mon. 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 Thurs. 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 Wed. 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 – Sat., May 19, 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: Call CASI @ (563) 386 7477 or stop by the front desk for schedules.

Dancing and Dance Classes
NEW! Ballroom Dancing Lessons at CASI – Instructors Dennis and Sandy Scheckel – 6 weeks – Thursdays June 7, 14, 21 July 5, 12 and 19. At 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Age 54 and under- $45.00 members $52.00 non-members; age 55 and over $30.00 members or $36.00 non-members For more info call 386-7477
Line Dancing at CASI – every Tues. morning 9 to 11 am. Cost: $2. for CASI member $4.00 for non-member (Free line dance lessons before class 8:30 – 9 a.m.)
Advanced Line dancing at CASI – every Thurs. afternoon from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Cost: Members $2 non-members $4.
Zumba Gold Class – At CASI will meet every Wed. from 1 – 1:45 p.m.; Thursdays 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Lower impact, easy to follow steps, Latin inspired dance fitness party. Come try Zumba Gold! Members $2 Non-members $4. For more info call (563) 386-7477
Zumba Basics – at CASI Mondays 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Members $2 Non-members $4. For more info call (563) 386-7477
New Zumba Class at CASI – Starting Mon., May 14, evenings 5:30 – 6:15. Members $2:00 Non-members $4.00. For more info call (563) 386-7477.

YOGA, Gentle Exercise, and Aquatic Exercise
Aquatic exercise at Two Rivers YMCA
2040 53rd Street, Moline. IL call (309) 797-3945 – MS exercise Tues. and Thurs. at 10:30–11:15 a.m. – Slow and easy water exercise Mon., Wed. & Fri. 8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.; 11:15 a.m. – noon; 5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. or Tues. and Thurs. 11:15 a.m. to noon
Gentle Exercise at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport. Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri. 9 – 10 a.m. Cost: $2 for members, $4.00 non-members. Call (563) 386-7477 for more information.; Chair Yoga: Thursdays, Starts May 10, 2012; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Members: $5.00 per session. Non Members: $6.00 per session; Basic Yoga: Wednesday, Starts May 9th; 6:30 -7:30 p.m.Members: $5.00 per session Non Members: $6.00 per session; Basic Yoga: Monday, Starts May 14th; 2:00 -3:00 p.m. Members: $5.00 per session Non Members: $6.00 per session.; Basic Yoga: Wednesday, Starts May 9, 6:30 -7:30 p.m., Members: $5.00 per session Non Members: $6.00 per session
Tai Chi Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Scott Caulpetzer instructor. New session starts on May 16, 2012. Cost: $18 for 6 weeks. Call (563) 386-7477 for class schedule info.
Tai Chi for Arthritis at CASI – Instructor: Erica Heinrichs, Certified Senior Trainer – Mondays 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Member Cost: $45 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.
Senior Theater at CASI starts Friday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. 8 wk session.

Book Clubs, Movies, Theater Trips and Speakers

Ballet Quad Cities presents Two upcoming performances: What: The Sleeping Beauty Who: Ballet Quad Cities Where: The Adler Theater . When: May 19, 2012 – 1 pm and 7 pm, and in June – Ballet Under the Stars at Lincoln Park Classic Theater, Rock Island, IL ; June 8 – 10 at 8:00 pm For more information call (309) 786 3779
Talk of the Town at CASI, 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA. Wed., May 16, Park Rangers Larry and Patti Roelanndt will teach you about the Effigy Mounds National Monument, the Woodland cultures of the American Indians who built the burial and ceremonial mounds. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Eat at 11 a.m. Members free, non-members $2 to cover cost of pizza. Reservations needed – limited to 75 people. Sponsored by GolderCare Solutions.
Book Club at CASI Led by Jane Cronkelton,10 a.m. – noon on Fridays, Friday, May 4, – “Pearl of China” by Achee Min, June 1, – “Saturday” by Ian McEwan
Movie Matinee at CASI Tuesday, May 8, starting at 1 pm., We Bought a Zoo. $2 donation includes popcorn and beverage. Call (563) 386-7477 for more information.
Travelogue at CASI – Near the Top of the World – Finland and Norway; with Elmer Brunk. Monday, May 14 at 1 – 2 p.m., Members: Free tickets at front desk. Non Members: $1.00.
Self-Guided Art Trip – the Mississippi River Art Directory is sponsoring a self-guided spring drive May 5 & 6, 2012. Join artists 100 miles either side of the Mississippi River Valley for a fun filled weekend of art. You are invited into their homes, private studios, art functions and galleries to see where the creations are made. View 400+ artists, in over 50+ sites. Maps are available at all of the 50+ art drive locations the weekend of the event or during weekly business hours at the following locations.
365 Days on a Farm Yarn Shop & Boutique-116 W. Davenport St., Eldridge,IA; Artlan Gallery, 129 W. Second St., Muscatine, IA (Second Floor); Artswork, 221 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire, IA; BRIO Art Gallery, 116 S. Main St., Galena, IL; Charlotte Arvelle Glass, 118 W. Market St., Mt. Carroll, IL; Chocolate Manor, 412 16th St., Bettendorf, IA; Flatboat Pink Vintage Funk Junk, 510 River St., Sabula, IA; Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main St., Galesburg, IL; Geneseo Art League, 113 N. State St., Geneseo, IL; MudPuddleRoo, 415 13th St., Moline, IL; Old City Hall Art Gallery; 121 South Olive St., Maquoketa, IA; Outside the Lines Art Gallery, LLC, 409 Bluff St., Dubuque, IA; Prairie Arts Center, 203 Bishop Hill St., Bishop Hill, IL; Sweet Woodruff, 1106 4th St., Fulton, IL; The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St., Dixon IL

Clinics and Classes
ISU Extension Scott County (Iowa State) Master Gardener Summer Webinar Series
‘Garden Goodness’ Announced The Iowa Master Gardener program is offering a series of summer webinars. The series titled “Garden Goodness” will be hosted by Iowa State University Extension county offices on the fourth Tuesday of the month, May through August. Each session will provide information about vegetable gardening.
Dates, presenters and topics for the 2012 series are:
• May 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ajay Nair – Growing Vegetables. Nair is an ISU Extension horticulture specialist.
• June 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Angie Tagtow – Food Gardening and Health; and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Denise Fikes – Glenwood’s Giving Garden.
• July 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Linda Naeve – Peoples Garden Project and Working with Youth; and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cindy Haynes – Edible Ornamentals.
• August 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Angela Tedesco – Top Ten Sustainable Gardening Tips from Turtle Farm. The sessions are open to all interested gardeners; participants are not required to have completed Master Gardener training to attend, however, the session will fulfill Master Gardener continuing education requirements. Each session cost $5.00 to attend. Please contact ISU Extension and Outreach in Bettendorf to register. (563) 359-7577
AARP Defensive Driving at CASI Mon. May 21, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. To
register call (563) 441-4100.
How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft, Fraud and Scams Tues., May 15 at 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Presenter is Officer Hank Jacobsen from the Davenport Police Department. Held at CASI. Call (563) 386- 7477 for more information.
Stroke and Vascular Health Screening to be held at CASI. June 1 from 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stroke Detection Plus will offer screenings at an affordable cost. Simple, painless.
Computer Classes at CASI. All Classes 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Mon. – Thurs May 7 – June 1, June 4 – 28. Member Cost: $60 for all 8 sessions Non Member Cost: $95 for all 8 sessions Call (563) 386-7477 for more info.
Down Load Digital Photos Class at CASI Instructor: Lisa Weston Friday, May 18, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Bring camera and link cable. Must know basic computer skills. Members $8.00 Non-Members $10.00. Make paid reservations at CASI front desk Class size limited.
Exploring Faith in Today’s World Tuesday, May 8, 10 – 11 a.m. Non-denominational Sharing beliefs and faiths with Pastor Ronald Chambers. Call CASI at (563) 386-7477 for more information
Learn What Reflexology Can Do For You! Free Seminar. Janet Latchaw Monday, May 7 at 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Call for your personal reflexology session at CASI at 349 – 5832 for reflexology reservation for Wednesdays, May 2,9,& 23 at 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
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.
Trinity Foot Clinic May 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. Stop at the CASI Reception desk or call (563) 386-7477. Appointment must be made. Cash or checks only. Please bring two towels and one wash cloth to your appointments.
SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Clinic at CASI, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays Genesis Office, 9–11 a.m.

Sports, Cards and Games

“Mother’s Day” Bingo at CASI – Fri., May 11 at 12:30 – 3:30 sponsored by Palmer Hills.$100.00 in prize money. Members cost $2.00 plus cards No-members $3.00 plus cards.
Shuffleboard at CASI: Monday 2:15–3:45 pm $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.
Cards at CASI – Pinochle – Mon., Tues.,, Wed. & Fri., – 1–3:45 pm; Bridge – Mon. and Fri. 12:30–3:45 pm; Euchre – Thurs. and Fri. 1 – 3:45 pm; Canasta – Tues. 1 – 3 pm; Cribbage – Wed. 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. Needed: donations of yarn and crochet hooks.
Sewing Ugly Quilts at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road. Betty Felder instructor. Every Monday 8 a.m. – noon. Need volunteers. No sewing experience needed, Good social time! No charge.
CASI Art Classes – Call (563) 386 7477 Art Class with Betty. Member cost: $4 per class. Non Member Cost: $6 Call (563) 386-7477. Mondays: May 7 & 14 at 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Donna Dewberry’s One Stroke Painting weeks 5 & 6. Mondays: May 21 – June 25 Watercolor – “Frank Clark” method. Bring paper towels.
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.
Bob Ross Oil Painting class with Betty Felder at CASI. Wed., May 16, 9:30 a.m.–2- p.m. “Autumn Splendor” Pre-register $20 for CASI members $30:00 for non-members.

Other Events
At the Putnam Museum
– Anne Frank, A History for Today – on exhibit thru May 28.
“Salute to Seniors” Generations Area Agency on Aging and Senior Voice are reaching out to Iowa residents who may know someone who is 100 years or older and who would like to be honored at the centenarian recognition at the “Salute to Seniors” event on May 10h, 2012 at the Davenport Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. Iowa Quad City area residents who will be 100 years of age by May 10, 2012 qualify for this special recognition. (If the person is unable to attend, a certificate and medallion will be mailed.) If a family member or someone else you know, has or will reach this important milestone, please contact Peggy Dykes at (563) 324-9085, ext 212 ASAP to register and receive a recognition package with all the details.
Memorial Day Music at the National Cemetery Rock Island, Monday May 28 at 10:30 am. CASI’s Golden Tones and New Horizons and of the Quad Cities will
The Internet Players presents “The Guardian” A story about a boy named Charles who sparks a “green” revolution. The story is told in song, dance and puppetry. The show will be performed at the Village theatre in East Davenport. 2113 East 11th Street, Davenport. Dates: May 10, 11 & 12, 7:30 pm; Sunday May 13, 2 p.m.; 17, 18 & 19, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday May 20, 2:00 pm. Cost: $10 adults/ $5 kids Half-priced tickets May 10 and Mother’s get in free on Sunday May 13.
Galvin Fine Arts Band Night – Intergenerational Concert at Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University; May 4 at 7:30 pm Bands performing: All Saints Middle School; St. Ambrose Symphonic Band and CASI’s New Horizons Band of the Quad Cities.
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:
CASI Annual Membership Picnic June 21 at 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Food will be served from 11 – 11:30 Get your tickets. (563) 386-7477
WISCONSIN’S SUMMER EVENT FORECAST SIZZLES WITH FUN Some events closer to the Quad Cities. For a full listing, go to Door County Festival of Blossoms, Door County April 27-June 10; Syttende Mai, Stoughton May 18-20; Southern Wisconsin AirFEST, Janesville May 25-27; World’s Largest Brat Fest, Madison May 25-28; Walleye Weekend Festival, Fond du Lac
Jun 8-10; Prairie Villa Rendezvous, Prairie du Chien Jun14-17; Heidi Festival/ Taste of New Glarus, New Glarus Jun 22-24; Summerfest, Milwaukee Jun 27-Jul 1, Jul 3-8; Beloit Riverfest, Beloit Jun 27-Jul 1; National Women’s Music Festival, Madison Jun 28-Jul 1
Festivities Downtown LeClaire
May 4 First Friday 5-8 p.m. Some downtown Shops will be open. Mississippi River Distilling Company features their “spirited chef” Stephanie with free food samples, free drink samples in the tasting room and bottle specials in the retail area; May 5th Trivia Night at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church Supports the remodeling of the church kitchen. For more information, and to reserve a table call: 289-5736; May 12th Order of Eastern Star Annual Spring Breakfast Fundraiser at the Masonic Temple located at 113 S. Cody Rd. in LeClaire from 7:30 – 11 a.m. Menu includes: eggs, sausage, pancakes, juice, and coffee. Donation- $7 for Adults, Children 3-10 $3, under 3 are free. Proceeds to support the Eastern Star Lung Cancer Education Project through the University of Iowa Foundation. Everyone is Welcome!!
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