November 2, 2017

Calendar of Events – November 2017

Support Groups and Informational Seminars

Quad Cities Alzheimer’s Association – Are you or someone you know a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s? Free educational classes are being offered for people with dementia, their families, and those who professionally serve them. 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.

QC Breast Cancer Support Group (Iowa and Illinois): First Tues. of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Unity Point in  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. Third Thurs of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Gilda’s Club 1234 E. River Drive in Davenport. Support and education for breast cancer survivors. You may attend either or all.  Cost: free. Info: 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 Mondays of the month at 1-2:30 p.m. Handicapped Accessible, no fee, no reservation required. For more info call Alicia Owens at (563) 421-3491.

Lewy Body Disease Support Group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm, Lower level of Trinity Bettendorf, 4500 Utica Ridge Road, Bettendorf, IA. For more information, call  (309) 781-6462 or (309) 314-2498.

Caregiver Support Group: (Iowa and Illinois) Second Mon. of each month 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at Milestones Area Agency on Aging, 935 E. 53rd St., Davenport, Iowa. Hosted by Milestones Area Agency on Aging. For more information, call Karen Coats at (563) 324-9085 ex 227. 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 – A support group for anyone coping with a loss. A loss is a loss and causes grief. Meet with others who have traveled this path. Group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a,m. Hosted by Vicky Ertel. Donation accepted. CASI is located at 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. (563) 386 7477.

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

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 information, contact Becky Pilcher (563) 650-0820 or

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 – In Illinois: Parkinson’s Support Group – at Addus Evergreen Club (former Intouch Adult Day Services), 4011 Avenue of the Cities, Moline. Meetings are Third Monday of the month, 2:30-4 p.m. For info contact Marilyn Woelke, social worker, at (309) 781-6462. No reservation required.

In Iowa: Third Sat. each month, 10 a.m -noon, in the Crest Activity room at Ridgecrest Village, 4130 Northwest Blvd., Davenport, IA 52806. The public is welcome and parking is free.  For any questions prior to the meeting call Gene Kenyon 563-549-7890.

Lunch and Learn – at CASI – Lunch and learn Tuesday Nov. 14
11 am – 12:30 pm. Owls of Iowa presented by Nahant Marsh. Registration is required. First 15 to register will receive lunch free.1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, (563) 386-7477.

Dancing and Dance Classes

Country Music Dance at CASI – Friday, Nov. 17 7:00 – 10:30 pm $7.00 at the door. DJ is Don Coker 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA (563) 386-7477.

Line Dancing I at CASI –Tues. mornings 9-11 a.m. Cost: $3. for CASI member $5 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 $3 non-members $5. 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA (563) 386-7477.

Zumba Gold Class – At CASI Mondays from 10:15–11:15 a.m.;  Wednesdays 9-10 a.m.; Thursdays 9:30-10:15 a.m; Fri 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.  It’s lower impact, easy to follow steps, Latin inspired dance fitness party. Come try Zumba Gold! Members $3 Non-members $5. For more info call (563) 386-7477.

Zumba Beginners at CASI. Thursday, 8:45-9:15 a.m. cost, members $3, non-members $5 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 St., 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.-noon.

Low Impact Exercise at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport. Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 9–10 a.m. Cost: $2 for members, $5 non-members. Call (563) 386-7477 for more info.

Tai Chi Ch’un offered at CASI Wed 10:25–11:25 . Scott Caulpetzer  instructor.  Cost, $24 members $36 non-members for 6 weeks Call  (563) 386-7477 for class schedule info.

Energizing Yoga at CASI–Wed. 2–3 p.m. $7 members $9 non-members. (563) 386-7477 for more information

Personal reflexology session at CASI with Janet Latchaw 45 minute sessions Wednesdays or Thursdays. Appointments are1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. cost $20. Call  (563) 349-5832 for reflexology reservation 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA.

Book Clubs, Movies, Theater Trips and Speakers

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.

Book Club – LeClaire Community Library Wednesday November 22 at 6:30 pm. This month they’ll be reading Faithful by Alice Hoffman. Books are available at the library’s circulation counter free of cost AND are now available as an eBook through our RiverShare Digital Library Catalog. For more information go to or contact at

Movie Matinee at CASI  Second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. Sponsored by Eye Surgeons and Silvercrest/Garner Farms. November  7  “Honor Flight the Movie” a heartwarming documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwestern community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. Volunteers race against the clock to fly thousands of WWII veterans to Washington, DC, to see the memorial constructed for them in 2005, nearly sixty years after the war. The trips are called “Honor Flights” and for the veterans, who are in their late 80s and early 90s, it’s often the first time they’ve been thanked and the last trip of their lives. As the Honor Flight trip unfolds, Orville, Julian, Joe, Harvey and others share their stories and wisdom. While the program is meant to give something back to these humble heroes, the goodness they embody and their appreciation for life transforms everyone they meet. Members $2/Non-Members $5 -1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA. Call (563) 386 7477 for more information.

Classic Movie Matinee at CASI Fourth Tuesday of the month. November 28 “Good Morning Vietnam”  1987 American military
comedy-drama starring Robin Williams. Members $2, Non-Members $5. 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA (563) 386 7477.

Circa 21 in Rock Island, 1838  3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL (309) 786 7733. Ending November 4 “Ring of FireA musical entertainment tell the story of Johnny Cash. Opening November 10 – December 30 is “Elf” a musical Christmas comedy. Call (309) 786 7733 or go on line at for show times and ticket information.

Local Travel Adventure hosted by CASI: Friday, November 17 8:30am – 12:30pm Take the bus to Festival of Trees Silver Bell Social. This Festival of Trees Party is dedicated to seniors age 55 and up. Entertainment includes local musical acts on Center Stage, complimentary coffee beverages and cookies, snacks available for purchase, designer displays, holiday gift shop and the jolly guy himself, Santa. Buss leaves CASI at 8:30 a.m. Call CASI for reservations and more info. (563) 836-7477 Bus leaves from CASI 1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport.

Playcrafters  Barn Theater  4950 35th Avenue, Moline, IL “Miracle on 34th Street” November 10, 11, 12 & 17, 18, 19 .  Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 and Sunday performance at 3:00 Admission $13.00 For times and tickets call (309) 762-0330.

Bucktown Revue The third Friday of each month 7:00 pm at Nighswander Theater, 2822 Eastern Avenue,  Davenport For information email or call Michael Romkey at (563) 940-0508.

Quad City Music Guild – Presents “Annie” November 29, 30 December 1, 2, 3  Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat @ 7:30 and Sunday’s @ 2:00. Tickets: Adult $16 /  Child $11 Prospect Park Auditorium, Moline, Il. Call (309) 762-6610 for reservations and more information

Richmond Hill Players Barn Theater– presents “Doublewide, Texas” November 30, December 1, 2 , 3 and  7, 8, 9, 10.  Thursday – Saturday 7:30 PM and Sunday 3:00 PM –  Geneseo. Theater in-the-round at the barn atop the hill in Geneseo. Call (309) 944-2244 for tickets and information.

Clinics and Classes

Foot Clinics at CASI By appt only. Genesis Foot Clinic provided by Genesis VNA. Check at CASI call (563) 320-3978 for schedule. Cost $22. 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA

iPad/iPhone Clinic at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA Monday, November 6 & 20 – 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Limited space, sign up at the front desk! Bring your mac product with you when you come. Cost $2:00 members $5:00 non-members (563) 386 7477

Sports, Cards and Games

Cards at the Bettendorf Community Center – Bettendorf Seniors group would like to invite anyone in the Quad Cities, age 50 or over, to join us in playing cards at the Bettendorf Community Center, 2204 Grant Street, Bettendorf We get together to play “500” every Tuesday & Thursday from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Euchre and Pinochle are also available. Coffee and snacks are served following games. We also have a pot-luck at 12:00 noon on the second Tuesday of each month.  We celebrate Birthdays the third Tuesday of each month. Membership is available for $12 per year. For more information please contact: Maxine Hansohn at or call Maxine at 563-370-9088

Duplicate Bridge – ACBL Sanctioned Bridge Games – Quad Cities Bridge League – Duplicate For Duffers – Tuesday/Thursday evenings  6:30 to 10 p.m. and/or Wednesday afternoons 12:00 to 3:30. $5 or $6 per game. Please arrive 30 minutes before game time.  Held at the Herbert Goettsch Community Center, 2204 Grant Street, Bettendorf, Iowa. Please join us. We would love to have you.  For more information, please call George at (563) 355-4850.

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 and $5 non-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.

Evening Bingo – at CASI 1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA every Wednesdays. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Call (563) 386-7477 for more information.

Arts, Performing Arts, Crafts, Knitting and Sewing

CASI’s Theater aka Second Avenue Players –  Friday’s 10:30 – 11:30 am Cost: $2 –  Call (563) 386 7477 for more information

CASI Art Classes:- (563) 386 7477

Coffee and Art Tuesday October 31, 9:30 – 11:30 an acrylic painting class, $25 members/ $30 non-members Registration required.

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.

Coffee & Art: Pencil Drawing Class –Tuesday November 28, 9:30 – 11:30 cost $20 member /$25 non-member. First time students will need to purchase pencil set for an additional $10.00 Call (563) 386-7477 to sign up or for more information.

CASI Craft Make and Take – Monday November 13 2:00 – 4:00,   Poinsettia Wreath $30.

Sewing Ugly Quilts at CASI – Mondays, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

  Instructor: 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 led by Donna Curtis, no cost – Make hats, scarves & mittens for children and the homeless.

Other Events

Davenport Jaycees/CASI Annual Thanskgiving Luncheon at CASI Tuesday November 21 at 11:00 – 1:00 Cost $7 for CASI members/$10 for non-members. Entertainment by Take 2.

Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild Meeting November 7 at 1:00PM and 7:00 p.m.  First Congregational Church, 2201 7th Avenue, Moline, Illinois. Cost: Members Free/Non-members $5. Beth Ellicott of the Mississippi River Valley Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America will speak on Crazy Quilts. She will also teach an emrroidery class. For more information and a list of her classes  go to or contact Dorine Donaubauer, (309) 428-0840

The Davenport Breakfast Lions Club meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month,  at 6:30 am, at the Hickory Gardens Restaurant on Hickory Grove Road Davenport, IA.  The Lions organization worldwide is one of the largest service groups in the world.   Men & women are invited to explore exciting local membership with the Breakfast Club. A special invitation goes to all VETERANS of our Armed Services…for additional information contact,  Ken Meyer (563) 344-9288.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 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 month 12 p.m. Group departs CASI at 11:30 a.m.  Call Joy Andrews at CASI (563) 386-7477 for more info.

Meals for Seniors at the First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 p.m. Good food and a time to visit with others. Please call (563) 324-9085, make a reservation 2 days in advance.



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