September 30, 2014

October 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: 2208 E. 52nd St., Ste. B, Davenport, IA 52807 (563) 324-1022.
Conference on Alzheimer’s & Other Dementia, October 30, 2014, Radisson Quad City Plaza, 7:15 a.m. – Registration & Check-In 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Conference – Annual fall educational conference hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association. Two exceptional keynote speakers. Various exhibitor booths and additional breakout sessions and topics. Registration includes morning and afternoon snacks, lunch and conference materials. For questions regarding the conference contact Jerry Schroeder at 563.324.1022 or 24/7 at 800.272.3900. Registration Fee: $85 Healthcare Professionals (includes CEUs); $75 Healthcare Professionals (NO CEUs); FREE to family caregivers and people in the early-stages of dementia thanks to the generous support of Stan and Dotty Thurston of Des Moines. To be placed on a list to receive the official conference brochure, please contact Jerry Schroeder at (563) 324.1022.
QC Breast Cancer Support Group (Iowa and Illinois): First Tues of each month from 7-9 p.m., Trinity Bettendorf, 4500 Utica Ridge Road. Third Wed of each month from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Bring your lunch, Butterworth Center, 1105-8th Street, Moline. Support and education for breast cancer survivors. You may attend either or both. Cost: free. Info: Jean Dean, (563) 359-0968, Barb Lynch, (563) 332-9041 or Pat Conway (563) 355-7548.
Aphasia Support Group 2720 West Locust Street, Davenport, IA. Second Tues. of month. No Fee. No registration. For more info call Rebecca Rall, Speech Therapist at (563) 421-3495.
Genesis Arthritis/Fibromyalgia Support Group – 2535 Maplecrest Road Suite 14, Bettendorf, Iowa. Meetings are the first and the third Monday of the month at 1 p.m. Handicapped Accessible, no fee, no reservation required. For more info call Alicia Owens at (563) 421-3491.
CASI Caregiver Support Group: (Iowa and Illinois) Second Mon. of each month 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., CASI, 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport. Hosted by Susan Kivisto, from Alternatives for Older Adults & Karen Coats, from Milestones Area 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, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month 2–3:30 p.m. at the Little Brick House, 1213 Hospital Drive, Silvis, IL An ongoing group, new members welcome at any time. Meetings at the West Campus the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month noon-1:30 p.m. at Genesis West, 1401 W. Central Park, Davenport, IA. An ongoing group, new members welcome at any time. Call (563) 421-7970 for info about any of the groups.
Low Vision Support Group at CASI: first Thursday of every month 10 am to noon,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 – Support group for people & family members with multiple sclerosis. Meets 2nd Mon. of every month at Genesis Medical Center West Campus Sunderbruch Room, 2-3:30 p.m. For info, contact Anne Dalton at (563) 322-8709
New MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Support Group to meet in Iowa – Becky Pilcher will facilitate a MS Support Group. The group meets the 1st Thursday of each month at the Davenport Fairmount Street Library from 6-8pm. This is a support group for people and family members dealing with MS (multiple sclerosis). For more info, contact Becky Pilcher (563) 650-0820 or or follow us on Facebook:
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.
Genesis Stroke Support Group– 2535 Maplecrest Road Suite 14, Bettendorf, Iowa. Meetings are third Wed of the month at 2 p.m. Handicapped accessible. For info contact Alicia Owens, Social Worker at (563) 421 3460. No Fee. No reservation required. Friends & family are welcome.
Suicide Support Group 2209 3rd Avenue, Rock Island. Christian Care provides a confidential support group to serve and include those who have contemplated or attempted suicide or those coping with the loss of friend or family member due to suicide. First and third Wednesdays of the month, 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Call (309) 786 5734 for more information or go to
The VIP (Visually Impaired People) Support Group meets first Tues. of every month at 2 p.m. at Lighthouse at Silvis-1900 10th St., Silvis, IL. (Call Heather at (309) 792-2800 for details or to register)
Parkinson’s Support Group – Third Sat. each month, 10 a.m -noon, Jane’s Place at CASI (the south entrance), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, 52806 (563) 386-7477.
Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT – also known as Triad) meets monthly at 9:30-11 a.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month at CASI 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA. Joe Hutter, along with representatives from Scott County, Davenport and Bettendorf law enforcement agencies, and other senior advocates meet to discuss; scams in the area, how to be a savvy senior, identity theft and other issues. For more info contact Kathy Horrell (563) 386-7477.

Dancing and Dance Classes

Friday Night Dances at CASI – 1. Paul Franklin Dance – Friday, October 10 – 7-10 pm – Enjoy the musical entertainment of Paul Franklin. Advance tickets $5 or $7 at the door 2. The Night People are back! Join the fun on Friday, Oct 31 – It’s a Halloween Party. Costumes are optional but fun is mandatory Doors open at 6:30 Dancing, 7-10:30, Advanced tickets $8 or $10 at the door. Cash bar and bar snacks will be available as you dance the night away at CASI, 1935 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA (563) 386 7477.
Dancing at the Col Ballroom – Dancing and Live Music at the Col Ballroom.; Saturday, Oct. 4, featuring The Tailfins, a classic rock and roll band; Saturday, Nov. 1, featuring Double D and The Sensations, a classic rock and roll band. Admission is $10 and includes dance lesson. Doors open at 6:30, dance lesson at 7, dance from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Food available for purchase. The Col Ballroom is located at 1012 W. 4th Street, Davenport, IA.
Beginning Country Two-Step Class at CASI Every Wednesday – 2:30-3:30 pm. Members $6/Non-Members $8 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA (563) 386-7477.
Popular Line Dances Offered at CASI. Monday Nights! 5:30-6:30 p.m. Members $3 Non-Members $5 -1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA (563) 386-7477.
Line Dancing I at CASI –Tues. mornings 9-11 a.m. Cost: $2. for CASI member $4 for non-member. Free Line Dance lessons 8:30-9 a.m. 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA (563) 386-7477.
Line Dancing II at CASI – every Thurs. afternoon from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Cost: Members $2 non-members $4. 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA (563) 386-7477.
Zumba Gold Class – At CASI Mondays from 10:30–11:15 a.m.; Wednesdays 1-1:45 p.m.; Thursdays 9:45 – 10:30 a.m; Fri 8:00 – 8:45. 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 (563) 386-7477.
Zumba Beginners and Chair at CASI. Thursday, 9-9:30 a.m. cost, members $2, non-members $4 1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, Iowa (563) 386-7477.

YOGA, Gentle Exercise, and Aquatic Exercise, and Relaxation

Free Lunchtime Meditation Class: Wednesdays noon-12:30 p.m. Learn how to do a simple breathing meditation, no experience required. Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center, 502 W. 3rd Street (Entrance on Scott St), Davenport. For more info: (563) 322-1600
Meditation Class: Tuesdays at the QC Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue Rock Island, 6:45-7:45pm. $5 seniors. All are welcome. Meditation is a beautiful and practical way of finding inner peace, reducing stress and finding solutions to the problems of daily life. For more info: (563) 322-1600
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
Low Impact 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.
Energizing Yoga at CASI–Wed. 2–3 p.m. $7 members $10 non-members. (563) 386-7477 for more information
Personal reflexology session at CASI with Janet Latchaw Call (563) 349 – 5832 for reflexology reservation for Wednesdays. Appointments between 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. cost $20.
Chair Massage with Mary – At CASI, 1035 W Kimberly Rd., Davenport, Iowa. Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 noon. 20 minute session cost $15 members, $20 non-members. Call (563) 484-4024 to schedule your appointment.

Book Clubs, Movies, Theater Trips and Speakers

Poetry Roundtable at CASI – First Thursday, of the month – 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Bring any of your creative writing samples and enjoy reading, discussing, and writing. 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA (563) 386-7477 Members $2/Non-Members $4
Book Club at CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Rd., Davenport. Led by MaryAnn Maxwell,10 a.m.–noon on first Friday of the month. Member cost: $2. Call (563) 386-7477 for more info.
Movie Matinee at CASI Tues., October 14 Million Dollar Man. Sponsored by Senior Star. Members $2 Non-Members $4 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA. Call (563) 386 7477 for more information.
Quad City Music Guild at Prospect Park in Moline: December 2014, ‘A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol’. Call (309) 762-6610 for reservations and more information.
Playcrafters Barn Theater -Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus ~ Nov 14-16 & 21-23, 4950 35th Ave, Moline, IL Call (309) 762-0330.
Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park ~ Geneseo, IL “Leading Ladies” August 14-17 & 21-24, 2014; “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily” October 2-5 & 9-12, 2014; “Cheaper by the Dozen” November 6-9 & 13-16, 2014 – Times: Thu-Fri-Sat -7:30 p.m., Sunday – 3 p.m. Richmond Hill Park, 600 Hk Robinson Drive, Geneseo, IL 61254 (309) 944-2244.
Ballet Quad Cities presents “Dracula” at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1800 7th Avenue, Moline, IL on October 17 & 18 at 7:30pm. The celebration continues after Saturday night’s performance. You’ll be under the spell of Dracula and want to attend the best Halloween Costume Party of the season. Hosted by Domingo Rubio, aka Count Dracula! Where you’ll “drink” delicious wine and “bite” tasty snacks… and of course, there will be lots of spook-tacular surprises. Costumes are optional but highly encouraged! Ticket Prices: $22 – Adult | $12 – 18 and Under We accept Check or Credit Card. Call 309-786-3779 to purchase.

Clinics and Classes

Search Your Family’s History – Free Event – The Quad City Times Plus 60 Club and the Davenport Public Library are teaming up to offer an opportunity to see what print and online resources are available for finding your roots. This free event at the Davenport Public Library, located downtown, is Thursday, October 30, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., and open to all senior citizens. Event is in the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center of the library. If interested, please call Sherry Roberts at 563-340-9653 by Tuesday, October 28, to sign up so to provide adequate seating.
Foot Clinics at CASI By appt only. Genesis Foot Clinic provided by Genesis VNA. Check at CASI (563) 386-7477 for schedule. 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA
Unity Point at Trinity Foot Clinic at CASI first & fourth Wed. of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. Stop at the CASI Reception desk or call (563) 386-7477. Appointment required. Cost $25.00. Cash or checks only. Please bring two towels and one wash cloth to your appointments. 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA
Blood Pressure Checks at CASI available in the CASI Medical Room. Call CASI @ (563) 386 7477 or stop by front desk for schedules. 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA
Blood Pressure Screening & Medication Review – done at CASI by Walgreen personnel 2nd & 3rd Thursdays of month. 9 a.m.-Noon. 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA.
IPad Clinic at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA. Mon., Oct 6, 27, Nov 10 & 24 9-10 a.m. Limited space, sign up at the front desk! Bring your Mac product with you when you come. No cost to members, $2 non-members (563) 386-7477.
Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) offer services at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA .Monday, Tuesday and Friday by appointment only; Wednesday 9:00 – 11:00 walk-ins accepted.

Sports, Cards and Games

Shuffleboard at CASI: Mon. 2:15–3:45 pm, $2 for Member. Mary Anne Maxwell
Billiards and Wii at CASI: In the CASI Game Room Two billiards tables and one big screen TV Cost $1 for Member. Call 386-7477 for info & availability.
Cards & Games at CASI – Pinochle – Wed., 1-3:45 p.m.; Bridge – Mon. and Fri. 12:30–3:45 p.m.; Euchre Thurs. and Fri. 1-3:45 p.m.; 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 p.m.

Arts, Performing Arts, Crafts, Knitting and Sewing

36th Beta Sigma Phi Craft Show Saturday, October 18, 2014. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Galva High School, Galva, IL. $2 admission. Craftsmen from the Midwest will offer a variety of crafts, pumpkins, apples, kettle corn. Lunch stand on site. Profits are used for community projects.
Central Performing Arts Center- DeWitt, Iowa – Tommy Dorsey Big Band Orchestra, genre Big Band Orchestra, performing on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Central Performing Arts Center, 519 E. 11th Street, DeWitt, Iowa ( just 25 minutes north of the Quad Cities)., 563-249-8541
CASI’s New Horizons Band Practice Thursdays, 12:30 – 2 p.m. Cost $2 – Call (563) 386 7477 to find out more.
CASI’s Golden Tones Chorus Practice Fridays, 9– 10 a.m. Cost: $2 – Call (563) 386 7477 for more information
CASI Art Classes:– (563) 386 7477
Ceramics I – Monday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Mary Ellen Dregger. Cost per class: Members $7, Non-Members $9.
Ceramics II – Tuesday 9:30 a.m.-Noon- and 1-3 p.m. with Dar Hanssen Cost: Members $7 per class in morning, &9 all day, Non-Members $11 per class in the morning, $12 all day. Class size limited.
Ceramics I & II – Friday 9 – 11 a.m. $7 for member $9 for non-member.
Art Class with Paul Aglueseva Drawing, Clay Sculpting & Acrylics Monday, 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and/or Monday evening, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Member Cost: $5 + materials Non-member Cost: $6 + materials. Just drop in.
Canvas and Vino –Tues., October 21 at 6-8 p.m.. Paint a beautiful painting in while you sip wine with friends. Sign up early at the front desk. Members $20/ Non-members $25.
Bob Ross Painting Class – Wed., October 29 , 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Enjoy creating one of Bob Ross’ masterpieces entitled “Majestic Northwest.” Members are $25 & Non-Members are $30.
Organic Scarf Class – Tuesday, October 21 – 9-11 am Local artist Jean Johnson will help you create two beautiful organic scarves. Class size is limited. Members $25/Non-Members $30.
Make Your Own Jewelry! Bracelets Wednesday October 8 – 10:00 – 11:00 $9 members $11 non-members.
Sewing Ugly Quilts at CASI – Mondays, 8–11 a.m. No cost, No Sewing experience necessary. CASI, 1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA (563) 386-7477.
Crocheting and Knitting at CASI – Tuesday 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. led by Donna Curtis, no cost – Make hats, scarves & mittens for children and the homeless.

Other Events

The Davenport Breakfast Lions Club invites any man or woman seeking an active organization and to participate in many activities, to visit us at the HICKORY GARDENS RESTAURANT at 6:30 a.m. on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Lions are one of the world’s largest service organizations.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) held at CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport – Wednesdays Weigh-in 11 – Noon Meeting noon – 1 p.m. Cost: $1. (563) 386 7477
Red Hat Luncheon First Tuesday of the month 12 p.m. Group departs CASI at 11:30 a.m. Call Joy Andrews at CASI (563) 386-7477 for more info.
Bucktown Revue – Season starts Friday, Sept 19 and is the 3rd Friday of the month. 7 p.m. at the Nighswander Theater at 2822 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA.
The Freight House Farmers Market is held every Tuesday from 3 – 6 and Saturday from 8 – 1 at 421 West River Drive, Davenport, IA. Stop by and select the freshest farm produce, tastiest baked items and craftiest hand created items. Call (563) 322-6009 for more info.
LeClaire Riverfront Farmer’s Market – NEW this year! Join us Now through Oct. 25 every Saturday from 3-6 p.m. to purchase fresh produce and handmade products on the south end of the LeClaire Levee. Interested vendors, please email or call (563) 639-4621 for more info.
Meals for Seniors at the First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon. Good food and a time to visit with others. Please call (563) 289-3646 and make a reservation 2 days in advance.
Monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast $7 per person, 1st Sunday of month, 7-11 a.m. at American Legion,702 W. 35th Street, Davenport, IA. Variety Music 8-11 a.m.
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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