December 2, 2012

December Calendar of Events

Support Groups and Informational Seminars

Quad Cities Alzheimer’s Association – Learn about signs and symptoms, stages, diagnosis, treatment and care of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Get support from our 24/7 Helpline, 1-800-272-3900, or local address and phone: 736 Federal Street Davenport, IA 52803 (563) 324-1022
QC Breast Cancer Support Group (Iowa): First Tues. of each month, from 7 – 9 p.m., 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. Info: 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 – Meetings at the Illini Campus are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the Little Brick House, 1213 Hospital Drive, Silvis, IL This is an ongoing group, new members welcome at any time. Meetings at the West Campus are the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month noon to 1:30 p.m. at Genesis West, 1401 W. Central Park, Davenport, IA. This is an ongoing group, new members welcome at any time. Call (563) 421-7970 for information about any of the groups.
Low Vision Support Group at CASI: the first Thursday of every month 10 am to noon. Dec. 6, 2012, a musician will be playing the guitar. 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 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 – 9 pm. 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 – Saturday, Nov. 17., 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

Line Dancing at CASI –Tues. mornings 9 to 11 am. Cost: $2. for CASI member $4 for non-member.
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 Mon. from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.; Wednesdays 1-1:45 p.m.; Thursdays 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.; Fridays 8:00 – 8:45 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
Evening Zumba at CASI – Mon., Wed. 5:30 – 6:15. Members $2:00 Non-members $4.00. For more info call (563) 386-7477.
ZUMBA!! EVERY Wednesday at the Rec Center in LeClaire (3rd & Ferry) 5:30PM $5/class or a punch card for $40 for 10 classes!! Come see what you’ve been missing!!

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., Fri. 9 – 10 a.m. and Thurs. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Cost: $2 for members, $4.00 non-members. Call (563) 386-7477 for more
Tai Chi Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Scott Caulpetzer instructor. New session starts on December 26, 2012. Cost: $18 for 6 weeks. Call (563) 386-7477 for class schedule info.
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. Chair Yoga with weights – Thurs. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., $5.00 per session members;$6.00 non-members
Energizing Yoga–Wednesday 2 – 3 p.m. $5.00 members $6.00 non-members
Senior Theater at CASI. Fridays at 1:30 p.m. 8 wk session starts Oct. 5. A fun social class of make-believe and creativity. Barbara Buddin instructor. Members $3 non-members $4

Book Clubs, Movies, Theater Trips and Speakers

Playcrafters Barn Theater! Support the Rock Island Home and Community Education Association on Wed, Nov 14. Heavy appetizers and a play “The Christmas Express” all for $10. Food and drink at 6:15 – 7:15 p.m., play at 7:30 p.m. Call Lucille, Public Relations for RICo HCE at (309) 912-7731

PUTNAM MUSEUM Classic Series! Last one for 2012. It’s A Wonderful Life, two showings 3 pm and 7 pm cost: $8.50/ adults; $7.50 seniors/ students/ military; $6.50/ youth 1717 West 12th Street, Davenport (563) 324-1933
Talk of the Town at CASI, 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA. No “Talk of the Town” in December. See you next year!
Book Club at CASI Led by MaryAnn Maxwell,10 a.m. – noon on Fridays. Dec. 7, “ Little Heathens” by Mildred Armstrong Kalish.
Movie Matinee at CASI No movie in December. See you next year.
Travelogue at CASI. No travelogue in Dec. See you next year.

Clinics and Classes

Computer Classes at CASI. Call Amy at CASI for class schedule and topics. (563) 386 7477.
Learn What Reflexology Can Do For You! Call for your personal reflexology session at CASI at 349 – 5832 for reflexology reservation for Wednesdays, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Cost $20.
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 from 1 to 4 p.m. Stop at the CASI Reception desk or call (563) 386-7477. Appointment required. 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

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 & Games at CASI – Pinochle – Mon., 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; Bunco – Wed 2 p.m. All games are $2 Member at Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI) 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, 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 & Mary Ellen Dregger. 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.
Join us for LeClaire Library’s new yarn arts group! 1st and 3rd Wed of each month.Knitters, crocheters, needle-pointers, and other fiber artists are invited for regular informal stitching sessions. Share patterns, tips and tricks, or bounce ideas off each other. 1st Wed of every month at 1:30 p.m. and the 3rd Wed of every month at 6:30.p.m.
CASI Art Classes –
Drawing & Clay Sculpting Instructor: Paul Aglueseva, Thursdays, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.; Monday evening, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cost: Members: $5 + materials, Non-member $6 + materials. CASI 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, (563) 386-7477.
Make Holiday Bracelets at CASI Wednesday, Dec. 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Presented by: Yours By Design Owner, Fran Reiser will help you make your holiday bracelet. Members $5 Non-Members $6 (Includes Bead Kit) Max 12 participants. Sign up at CASI’s Front Desk!
Quilling Strawberries at CASI Monday, Dec. 3, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Instructor Betty Felder. Members: $4 Non-Members $6. Max 12 attendees, Minimum 4 people.

Other Events

Ballet Quad Cities will be presenting The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday Dec. 9 at the Adler Call (309) 786-3779 for information, times and cost.
CASI Matinee at Circa 21 – Circa 21 “Miracle on 34th Street” Wed., Dec. 19, 1. p.m. at Circa 21. CASI Members $29. Reservations & Payment Required. Sign up at CASI Front Desk by December 5.
Davenport Police Department Light Tour. Tues., Dec. 11 5-8:30 p.m. .FREE bus ride around town to view all the holiday lights. Call CASI 386-7477 to reserve your seat by December 10..
Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House in Moline– Catch the warm glow of the holidays at 19th Century Christmas! An annual presentation of the historic Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House in Moline, this year’s festivities will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, from noon to 5 p.m. The family-friendly event includes fun for all ages in four unique venues, all within easy walking distance of each other. Butterworth Education Center (at the corner of 12th Avenue and 7th Street in Moline). Deere-Wiman House, 817 11th Ave., For more information, call Gretchen Frick Small, Program Director (309) 743-2701; Free admission and refreshments. 19th Century Christmas is funded by the William Butterworth Memorial Trust.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) held at CASI – Wednesdays Weigh-in 11:00 – Noon Meeting 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Cost: $1
Red Hat Luncheon – Tuesday, Dec. 11, 12 p.m. Group departs CASI at 11:30 a.m. for Steventon’s, 1399 Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire IA. Call Joy Andrews at CASI (563) 386-7477 for more information.
Bucktown Revue – a local variety show – The Bucktown Revue can be experienced 7 p.m. every third Friday of the month from September to May at the Nighswander Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, Iowa. Admission: $12 at the door. Reserved season seating is also available.
Monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast $7 per person on 1st Sunday of the month , 7-11 a.m. at American Legion – 702 W. 35th Street – Davenport, IA. Variety Music 8-11 a.m.; Dec 2, – By Freddie Steenbock Duo.
Live Music for Brunch at Brady Street Chop House – Every Sunday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Brady Street Chop House at RADISSON QUAD CITY PLAZA Phone: (563) 322-2200 Website:

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