January 3, 2020

Calendar of Events | January 2020

Support Groups and Informational Seminars

Open AA Meeting – There are ongoing open meetings every Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening at 7 pm. Location: 1706 Brady Street, Suite 105, Davenport. For more information contact Illowa Intergroup 24 hour (309) 764-1016 or visit www.aaquadcities.org

Quad Cities Alzheimer’s Association – Are you or someone you know a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s? Free educational classes are offered for people with dementia, their families, and those who professionally serve them. The Alzheimer’s Association has a variety of support groups that meet monthly in Illinois and Iowa. If you are interested in learning more about a support group please call our office at (563) 324-1022.

Caregiver’s Support Group – Alzheimer’s Association second Tuesday of each month 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm at CASI, 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport. CASI and the Iowa Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association invite area caregivers to participate in a caregiver support group. Group will meet on the second Tuesday of each month and is designed for individuals caring for loved one’s with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia or for those who are caring for a loved one with another health condition. Call (563) 386-7477. See ad on page 7.

Prediabetes Informational Class, first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 – 4:30, at Genesis Diabetes Care Center, 2535 Maplecrest Rd, Suite 13, Bettendorf, IA. The class is to help those with elevated blood sugars or those at high risk for developing diabetes, to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. Class is taught by a certified Diabetes Educator. Cost is $20. Call (563)421-3261 to register.

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 11:30-12:30 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: Call Pat Conway (563) 355-7548

Genesis Aphasia Support Group Genesis Physical Rehabilitation -Valley Fair, 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.

Quad Cities Blind and Low Vision Friends Group – meets the third Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at CASI. Our group is open to anyone with a visual impairment, a family member, or a caregiver.  We offer the opportunity to socialize with others, to share common concerns, and to find ways to overcome difficulties.  The goal of the group is to educate, motivate, and empower visually-impaired individuals with regard to not only day-to-day living skills but also community involvement. 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, (563) 386-7477.

Lewy Body Disease Support Group meets the third Tuesday
of the month at 6:30 pm, at The Fountains Retirement Community, 3726 Thunder Ridge Rd, Bettendorf,IA. Meetings are held in the Club House which is on the left (west) side of the courtyard..  Time and room location may change during the winter months. For info, call  Peggy, (563) 388-1095 or Marilyn, (309) 781-6462.

Lewy Body Dementia Caregivers Support Group meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM. Meeting place is Classroom A in the Larsen Building connected to Genesis Hospital (old Illini Hospital) in Silvis, IL. For more info email qclbdcaregivers@yahoo.com or call 563-340-2137

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 a.m. 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 info contact Becky Pilcher (563) 650-0820 or angelbecster50@hotmail.com.

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.

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 www.christiancareqc.org.

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: at Active Day center (former Intouch) 4011 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL.  Meetings are third Monday of the month, 2:00 – 3:30 pm. For info, call Marilyn, social worker, at (309) 781-6462. No reservation needed.

In Iowa: meetings at Palmer Hills Retirement Home at 2617 Maplecrest Rd, Bettendorf, IA 52722. Meetings are held the third Saturday of the month 10 AM to noon. No meetings in December and September. For info, call Barb (563) 579-7378. The public is welcome and parking is free.

Dancing and Dance Classes

The Polka Club of Iowa, Inc (Eastern Chapter) – will be sponsoring a Christmas Dance at the Walcott Coliseum, Walcott, IA. on Sunday January 20, 2020 with The Slow Draws from Iowa City. Time: 1:30 – 5:30 P.M. Cost $10.00 per person with age 21 and under free.  For more information call (563) 284-6340.

Friday Night Country Dance at CASI with Don Coker, January 24, 2020, 7-10:30pm Couples and singles welcome. $7.00 at the door. 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. The Line Dance Lessons prior to the class are free.1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA (563) 386-7477.

Advanced Line Dancing at CASI  Thursday afternoons, 2:30 – 4:00, Cost, $3 for members/$5, non-members

Zumba Gold Class – At CASI Mondays from 10:15–11:15 a.m.;  Wednesdays 9-10 a.m.; Thursdays 9-10 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 Gold Toning at CASI Monday mornings 10:15 – 11:15, cost members $3, non-members $5. CASI is located at 1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA (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 MeditateInIowa.org

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  or MeditateInIowa.org.

Aquatic exercise at Two Rivers YMCA 2040 53rd St., Moline. IL, Call (309) 797-3945-MS exercise Tues. & 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., Wed. & 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 as to when next session starts..

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, 10 am – noon on the first Friday of the month. Call (563) 386-7477 for more information. 1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA. Member cost: $2.00

Movie Matinee at CASI – Second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. –  January 14, 2020. Movie “Hampstead” a 2017 Drama/Romance starring Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleason. Sponsored by Eye Surgeons and Silvercrest/Garner Farms.Members $2/Non-Members $5 – 1035 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA. Call (563) 386 7477 for more info.

Classic Movie Matinee at CASI Fourth Tuesday of the month
at 1:00 pm, – January 28, 2020. Movie “Head Full of Honey” a 2018 Drama/Comedy starring Nick Nolte, Matt Dillion and Emily Mortimer. Member’s $2/non-members $5. 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA (563) 368-7477.

Bucktown Revue Third Friday at Nighswander Theatre 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport. Performances start at 7:00pm. For more information email bucktownrevue@gmail.com or call Mike Romney at (563) 940-0508.

Circa 21 in Rock Island, 1838 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, IL
“Kinky Boots” opening January 17 and running through March 14, 2020. Winner of 6 Tony’s, rated PG 13. Call (309) 786-7733 or go online at www.circa21.com for showtimes and ticket info.

Clinics, Classes and Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn at Ridgecrest – January 15, Topic is Downsizing, Decluttering and Safety in your Home. Presented by  Dr. Jill Bjerke CEO/Founder of Home Transition Solutions. 12:00 pm Lunch ($5.00) 1:30 pm Program (no charge) @ Ridgecrest Village, 4130 Northwest Blvd, Davenport. RSVP by January 13 to Karen @ (563) 388-3563 or
e-mail: kmmcoy@ridgecrestvillage.org.

Brown Bag Series at CASI Tuesday January 21, Topic, The Humor of Abraham Lincoln 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM. $6.00 for Brown Bag lunch or bring your own. RSVP to CASI at (563) 386-7477. 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA.

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

Sports, Cards and Games

Cards at the Bettendorf Community Center – Bettendorf Seniors group invites 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 play “500” every Tues. & Thurs. 12:30-3 pm, Euchre and Pinochle are also available. Coffee and snacks served following games. We have a potluck at 12 noon on the second Tues. of each month. We celebrate Birthdays the third Tues. of each month. Membership is available for $12 per year. For more info please contact: Maxine Hansohn at MHansohn@MelFosterCo.com 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. For more info, please call George at (563) 355-4850.

Shuffleboard at CASI: Mon. 2:15–3:45 pm, $2 for Member. Mary Anne Maxwell.

Billiards at CASI: In the CASI Game Room. Two billiards tables and one big screen TV Cost $1 for Member. NEW Women’s Pool League Monday from 2:30 – 4:30. Members  $1/ non- members $2. CASI is located at 1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA. Call (563) 386-7477 for more info.

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. 12:45-3:45 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 pm. Call (563) 386-7477 for more info.

Bingo on Credit Island sponsored by Friends of Credit Island.
Wednesday at 2200 W. River Drive. Doors & kitchen open at 4:30 pm. Games start at 6 pm. Questions? Call Bingo Bob at (563) 529-3080.

Milan Lions Wednesday Night Bingo, at the Camden Center, Milan, IL. Doors open at 4:00, Earlier Bird Game at 6:15pm. Games start at 6:30pm sharp. Questions? Call Harry at (309) 787-5000.

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’s Bob Gaston New Horizons Band of the Quad Cities – on winter break.

CASI’s Golden Tones Chorus – on winter break.

CASI’s Silver Lining Bell Choir – Monday 9:30 – noon. Interested? Contact Dave Smith at (309) 755-8934 or dave.smith@sbcglobal.net

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.

Sewing Ugly Quilts at CASI – Mondays, 8 – 11 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

Quad City Parrot Head Club’s Havana Daydreamin’ Event will be Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Davenport River Center, 136 E 3rd Ave, Davenport.  Over the past 15 years The Havana Daydreamin’ event has raised over $300,000 for local charities. Live music for your entertainment. Live auction, silent auction and raffle baskets. This year’s charity will be the Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley. Tickets are $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door. Tables of eight can be purchased for $240 and guarantees seating near the stage/dance floor. Also an afternoon pub crawl to start the activities. Go to qcph.com <http://qcph.com>  to order tickets or for more info call Dennis @ (563) 505-2184

West High School Class of ‘65 Luncheons –

Over the last 3 years classmates from the West High, class of ‘65 have gathered to celebrate friendships and high school memories. Lunches at noon, on last Wednesday of every month at Hickory Gardens Restaurant on Hickory Grove Rd. Invitation open to any class between ‘61 and ‘64 and friends. Any West High grads looking to share laughs, memories and friendships, we are glad to welcome you. Please join us and after the first time you will be glad you came. Contact Robert Graff at golfmadeeasy46@gmail.com.

The Davenport Breakfast Lions Club meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month, at 6:30 am, at Hickory Gardens Restaurant on Hickory Grove Road Davenport, IA. The Lions organization worldwide is one of largest service groups in the world. 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.

Rock Island County Senior Center/Project NOW

Congregate Meals served Daily:Rock Island County Senior Center, 2221 11th St., Rock Island – Lunch Available Mon. thru Fri. at 11 am; Westwood Terrace, 2200 1st St. A, Moline – Lunch Available Mon. thu Fri. at 11 am; Colona House; 54 41st Ave, East Moline – Lunch Available Mon. thu Fri. at 11 am; 1st United Methodist Church; 9412 228th St. N, Port Byron – Lunch Available Tues. thru Thurs. at 11 am; Edgington Presbyterian Church; 13228 140th St. West, Edgington – Lunch Available  Mon. and Thurs. at 11 am; American Legion Hall; 501 N Main St., Reynolds – Lunch Available on Tuesdays at 11 am. *If interested in a lunch at one of the Sites, please contact Senior Center at 309-788-6335 by noon the day prior to reserve a lunch. **Suggested Donation of $3 per meal

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. Departs CASI at 11:30 a.m.  Call Joy Andrews at CASI (563) 386-7477 for more info.

Meals for Seniors at First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire every Mon., Wed. and Fri. at 12 p.m. Good food & time to visit with
others. Call (563) 324-9085, make a reservation 2 days in advance.



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