January 9, 2023

Calendar of Events – January 2023

If you have an upcoming event that you would like published, please mail info to:
50+Lifestyles, P. O. Box 2125, Davenport, IA, 52809  Attn: Eloise
or email: publisher@50pluslife.com Attn: Eloise.
Please submit by the 10th of the month prior to the month you want activity listed.

Support Groups and Informational Seminars

Open AA Meeting – Illowa Intergroup 24 hour (309) 764-1016 or visit www.aaquadcities.org

Quad Cities Alzheimer’s Association – Virtual support groups and programs are being offered. For assistance call (563) 293-8058 or the 24/7 helpline at (800) 272-3900.

QC Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting in Illinois is the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 11:30 am – 1 pm at the Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, Illinois. Meeting in Iowa is the 4th Thursday of the month, 6 pm – 7:30pm at Gilda’s Club in Genesis West, 1351 West Central Park. Call Pat Conway at (563) 355-7548.

Genesis Aphasia Support Group  If you need support or someone to talk to, call Speech Therapist Rebecca Rall at (563) 421-3495

Grief Support Group sponsored by CASI – meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Currently, this group meets at 9:30 am at the Family Restaurant, 902 W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA. This is a FREE community service program; however participants are required to sign-up in advance by calling (563) 386-7477 ext 227 and leaving a message for Vicky Ertel. Participants are responsible for their own food and beverage costs.

Family Caregiver Support Group  at CASI, 1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport. Caregiving can be challenging, but you are not alone. We invite you to join us the first and third Thursday of each month from 4:30 – 5:30pm in the CASI Library. Call (563) 386-7477. Go to website www.CASISeniors.org.

Mindful Bites offered by Ridgecrest Retirement Village, 4130 Northwest Blvd, Davenport. Come munch and learn the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am.  RSVP or for more information call (563) 388-3215 or e-mail acoffman@ridgecrestvillage.com.

Dementia: It’s many forms Does your loved one have Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body, Vascular, Frontal Lobe or another of over 100 forms of dementia? For information about the different forms of dementia, please call Marilyn at (309) 781-6462.

Dementia Support Group at Ridgecrest meets the fourth Thursday of the month, January through October. Time is 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the Oakwood Music Room in Oakwood. For more information contact Amanda, (563) 823-3667 or atimper@ridgecrestvillage.org. Life Enrichment Coordinator, Ridgecrest Village/Oakwood Place, 4126 Northwest Blvd, Davenport, IA, 52806

Parkinson’s Support Group – meetings have been cancelled at this time, but if you need to talk to someone, call Marilyn, social worker, at (309) 781-6462.

Suicide Support Group – to talk to someone please call (309) 786-5734 or go to www.christiancareqc.org

Museum Exhibits

Bettendorf Children’s Museum has many interactive and hands on exhibits and activities for youth of all ages. Exhibits include: Fox Hollow, George’s Farm, Lil ‘Ssippi River Valley, Playhouse, Outdoor Play Area, Thomas & Friends – Explore the Rails! And Russell Dig Zone! The museum is located at 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA. 52722 (563) 344-4106 familymuseum@bettendorf.org.

Davenport School Museum housed in the JBYoung Opportunity Center, 1702 N. Main Street, Davenport, is the museum for the Davenport school system. It holds many pieces of memorabilia of Davenport schools. Hours are limited: Monday 9 AM – 11 AM, Thursday 10 AM – 2 PM and Friday 10 AM – 2: PM.

Figge Art Museum – Current exhibits and events include: 1. “Decolonial Intervention “ now through July 9, 2023. 2.“The Warner Collection: History in the Painting” now through April 30, 2023  3 “Erwin Eisch and Mauricio Lasansky: Artists Remember” September 10 through January 15, 2023  4. “Peace, Power, and Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa” September 17 through January 8, 2023. The Figge is located at 225 W Second Street, Davenport

Putnam Museum and Science Center – The Putnam, located at 1717 W. 12th Street, Davenport, Iowa, is featuring a traveling exhibit. “Anne Frank: A History for Today.” Their many exhibits include: “River, Prairie & People” “Unearthing Ancient Egypt” “Hall of Mammals” and “Fossils and Minerals” Call (563) 324-1933 or go online to www.putnam.org  for more information or to buy tickets.

German American Heritage Center located at 712 W Second Street, Davenport. The museum is a Victorian architecture style building that chronicles and preserves the history of German-Americans in the Midwest region. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday noon to 4:00 PM. closed Mondays.

Theater and Music Venues

Bucktown Revue is a two-hour entertainment show filled with lively music, skits, poetry and guffaws galore. Reminiscent of Prairie Home Companion, this show is held monthly on the third Friday at the Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA. Performances start at 7:00 pm. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Mike at mgromkey@gmail.com.

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