November 1, 2023

Calendar of Events | November 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: Attn: Eloise.
Please submit by the 10th of the month prior to the month you want activity listed.

Support Groups and Informational Seminars

Fall Education Series at Ridgecrest  part three of a four part series on estate planning and life/death decisions held on the first Wednesday of the month, 2:30 – 3:30. Answers to “Who has the power? What happens when nobody does? Planning with trusts and alternate decision makers.” Wednesday Nov 11, What happens when you die? Wednesday Dec 6, Wrap-up discussion. Program presented by Melissa Uzzell, JD from First Community Trust.
She is an attorney specializing in estate planning, elder law, long-term care planning. Ridgecrest is located at 4130 Northwest Blvd, Davenport, IA. Sessions will be held in Koning Center.
Please RSVP to Lorrie Blumberg, 563.388.3427 or

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

Quad Cities Alzheimer’s Association – here is a listing of support groups offered in this area. Caregiver Support Group at Milestones – Milestones Area Agency on Aging at 935 E. 53rd St, Davenport, IA, 2nd Monday of the month – 10:30am – 12:30pm / Caregiver Support Group at St. John Vianney – St. John Vianney at 4097 18th St, Bettendorf, IA,  2nd Wednesday of the month – 1:00pm – 3:00pm / Caregiver Support Group at the Alverno – the Alverno Healthcare Facility at 849 13th Ave North, Clinton, IA 2nd Thursday of the month – 1:00pm – 3:00pm / Geneseo Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Partners Support Group – Pine Trail Apartments Community Room at 702 S Illinois St, Geneseo, IL, 3rd Monday of the month – 6:30 – 7:30pm / Caregiver Support Group at DeWitt United Methodist Church – DeWitt United Methodist Church at 222 12th St, DeWitt, IA, 3rd Tuesday of the month – 9:30 – 11:00am / Dementia Care Partner Support Group at Ridgecrest Village – Ridgecrest Village at 4126 NW Blvd, Davenport, IA, 4th Thursday of the month – 5:30 – 6:30pm / Quad Cities Memory Circle at the Bettendorf Public Library ( a social engagement group for those living with dementia and their family) – Bettendorf Public Library at 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, the Tuesday of the month – 10:30 – 11:30am / Dementia Caregiver Support Group at Edgewood Baptist Church – Edgewood Baptist Church Conference at 2704 38th St, Rock Island, IL, the last Sunday of the month.

Virtual programs are also being offered. For a listing or more information call (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

Dementia: Its 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 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 

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, “Lucky Climber presented by Genesis Birth Center”  and “Imagination Studio” And Russell Dig Zone! The museum is located at 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA. 52722
(563) 344-4106

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 – Exhibits and events include: 1. “Body Movin’: Photography of the Body in Motion” now through January 14, 2024 2. “Zimoun” a moving, spatial display by Swiss artist Zimoun, September 23, 2023 – February 4, 2024. #3 “Art and Activism at Tougaloo College” a collection of modern art at Tougaloo College, a small liberal arts college located north of Jackson, Mississippi, October7, 2023 – January 28, 2024. The first Thursday of every month is Free Senior Day! All seniors age 60 and up receive free admission as well as 10% off in the museum store. 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. Their many exhibits include: “AKWAABA: Journey to West Africa”  “JUNKRAFT: Global Crisis of Plastic Pollution”  “Mother Nature: Modern Muse” “River, Prairie & People” “Unearthing Ancient Egypt” “Hall of Mammals” and “Fossils and Minerals” Call (563) 324-1933 or go online to  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.

Colosseum and Music Venues

Bucktown Americana Music Show the third Friday of each month, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm at Nighswander Theater, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport. For more information you can go to

Ballet Quad Cities  presents The Nutcracker on December 9, 2023 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm and December 10, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the Adler Theater in Davenport. Tickets on sale through Adler. Love Stories on February 9, 2024 at 7:30 pm and February 10, 2024 at 7:30 pm at Brunner Theater in Rock Island For more information, contact Ballet Quad Cities (309) 786-3779 or (309) 786-2677. 

Circa ’21  Starting September 15 and playing through November 4 “The Outsider”. Circa is located at 1828 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL, Call (309) 786-7733 or go on line to  for showtimes and to purchase tickets for dinner and show.

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