PSL-Show Information – May 2014 – Updated 5/30

May 2014

Friday, May 30

– Camp Abe Lincoln Celebrates 90 Years. Alex Clark, YMCA Program Director & Lizzie Stringer, Camp Able Lincoln Counselor.

Free Family Fun Day
Sunday, Noon – 5pm
Camp Abe Lincoln
1624 Front Street
Blue Grass, IA

– Backwater Gamblers. Story by Feature Reporter Bryan Witt.

Backwater Gamblers
Through September 1
Free Shows: Wednesdays & Sundays, 6:30pm
5000 44th St., Rock Island

– Friday Night at the Movies. Linda Cook, Film Critic

– Changing Roles of Fathers. Rick Martenson, Psychotherapist, QC Counselor.

QC Counselor
2028 East 38th St., Suite 3
Davenport, IA


Thursday, May 29

– Adventure Camp. Clara Miller, 4-H Volunteer.

Adventure Camp
July 14 – 18
9am – 3:30pm
Rock Island Conservation Club
2421 Big Island Rd., Milan, IL

– Tree Treatment Fights Emerald Ash Borer. Jeremy Bowling & Kyle Turnbull, Advantage Tree Service.

Advantage Tree Service
3100 Hickory Grove Rd.
Davenport, IA

– Darrell Bush Paints 40th Bix Poster. Story by Bryan Witt, Feature Reporter.

– Pioneer Day. Judy Tumbleson, Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation.

Pioneer Day
Saturday, June 7
1:00 – 4:00pm
The Colonel Davenport House
Rock Island Arsenal


Wednesday, May 28

– Bucktown Wine Walk. Pat Bereskin, Atom Studio & Gallery.


Final Friday Wine Walk
Friday, 6-9pm
Bucktown Center for the Arts
225 E. 2nd St., Davenport

– New Fiber Exhibits at the Figge Art Museum. Story by Feature Reporter Theresa Bryant.

Fiber Art Exhibits
Through September 7
Figge Art Museum
225 W. 2nds St., Davenport

– New Market Fresh Cafe & Beer Dinner. Chef Brandon Zawada, Hy-Vee.

Brandon’s Beer Dinner
Thursday, June 5 at 6pm
Hy-Vee Market Fresh Cafe
201 W. 10th Ave, Milan
Make Reservations at 309.787.2537
or email

– Rock Camp at River Music Experience. Ellis Kell, RME., Simon Ertzinger, Rock Camp USA and Winter Blues Alum.

Rock Camp USA
Session 1: June 16-28
Session 2: July 7-19
Session 3: July 21 – Aug 2
River Music Experience
129 N. Main St., Davenport


Tuesday, May 27

– Blessing of the Bikes. Fr. Arley Downie & Rich Petersen, A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa

25th Annual Blessing of the Bikes
Sunday 1-3pm
Downtown Fulton, IL

– Farm Safety Day. Dale Wriedt, Safety Day Coordinator.

Farm Safety Day
Friday, June 6th
Registration – 9am
Event  – 10am – 2:30pm
Clinton County Fairgrounds
328 E. 8th St, DeWitt, IA

To Register Call: 563.320.0326

– New Siding with Suburban Construction. 563.391.4000

– Inspire Motherhood Conference. Erin Haluska, Creator – Inspire Motherhood Conference.

Inspire Motherhood Conference
Saturday, June 7th
The Outing Club
2109 N Brady Street
Davenport, IA



Monday, May 26

– Encore Presentation of the Columbus Zoo Special.


Friday, May 23

– Operation Life Preserver. Greg Wilson, Operation Life Preserver.


Operation Life Preserver

– Salvation Army Summer Day Camp. Holly Nomura, The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities.

Summer Day Camp
June 9 – August 8
8:45am – 4pm
Moline Community Center
2200 5th Ave

– “Fiddler on the Roof” at Circa ’21.

“Fiddler on the Roof”
Now through July 19
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse
1828 Third Ave., Rock Island

– Friday Night at the Movies. Linda Cook, Film Critic.


Thursday, May 22

– Better Steaks & Burgers on the Grill. Chef Doug Lear, Bass Street Chop House

Bass Street Chop House
1601 River Drive
Moline, IL

– Bottle Cap Mural. Colleen Tomlinson, Art Teacher, Rivermont Collegiate.

– Free NAMI Programs. Caroline Vernon, NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley.

NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley

– Health Careers Adventure Camp. Amber Work, Participant, John Barr, PH.D., St. Ambrose University.

Health Careers Adventure Camp
July 21-25 7:30am – 5pm
St. Ambrose University
518 W. Locust Street


Wednesday, May 21

– Organizing For Travel. Mona Brantley,

– Memorial Day Weekend Fun in the Quad Cites. Jessica Waytenick, Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“Fiddler On The Roof”
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse – Friday, 7:45pm

Alice in Chains
Adler Theatre – Friday, 8pm

Fiber Exhibits
Figge Art Museum – Open Saturday

Inaugural Ferris Wheel Ride
Modern Woodmen Park – Saturday, Noon

Backwater Gamblers
Memorial Day Show Added – Monday 6:30pm

Colonel Davenport House
Rock Island Arsenal

– Dirty Art Show. Carl McClaskey, The Downtown Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District

Dirty Art Show
Saturday & Sunday, Noon – 6pm
The District
Downtown Rock Island

– Improving Your Mental Health. Chris McCormick Pries, ARNP., Vera French Community Mental Health Center.

Vera French Mental Health Center


Tuesday, May 20

– Messy Mom’s Guide to a Cleaner House. Olivia Ryan,

– Clown School. Story by Feature Reporter Bryan Witt.

Clowning Around
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30
June 5 – July 31 (No class July 3)
Final Show August 2
Annie Wittenmyer – Cottage 16
2816 Eastern Ave., Davenport

– Helping Kids Learn All Summer. Jill Vokt, Education Consultant, 

– New Flooring Options. Story by Feature Reporter Theresa Bryant.


Monday, May 19

– “In A Snap” Jewelry. Judy Payne, JP Designs.

Open House
Wednesday, 10am-1pm
Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
5195 Utica Ridge Rd., Davenport

Doggie Dazzlers
Saturday, June 21
8am – 1pm
Pet Pals
2134 W. River Dr., Davenport

– Four Legged Friends. Mikaela Logan, Clinton Humane Society.

Clinton Humane Society
1473 Main Avenue
Clinton, IA

Havencrest Castle. Story by Feature Reporter Bryan Witt. 

– New Words Added to Dictionary. Click HERE to see more new words added.


Friday, May 16

– Problem Solving for Parents: Raising Kids in Tough Times.

Expert Parenting Panel:

Aimee Behnke, M.D.
Genesis Health Group – Pediatrics
Phone: (563) 344-8600
Website link:

Julia Child, Children’s Author & Parenting Expert
Website link:

Elizabeth Lonning, Psy.D.
Psychology Health Group
Phone: (563) 359-4049
Website link:

Rick Martenson & Mollie Schmelzer, Psychotherapists
QC Counselor
Phone: (563) 424-2016
Website link:


Thursday, May 15

– Wear again styles for Spring & Summer wedding season. Mandi Serrano, Davids Bridal Service Supervisor

– Sunnyfield Greenhouse & Garden Center.

Sunnyfield Greenhouse & Garden Center
2440 E. 2550 St.
Galva, IL

– Baked by Jake: New Vendor at Freight House Farmers Market. Jake Wells, Owner & Baker

– Metro Mini Makers Show. Story by Theresa Bryant, Feature Reporter.

Metro Mini Makers
30th Show & Sale
Tomorrow, 4 – 8pm
Saturday, 10am – 4pm
The River Center
136 E. 3rd St., Davenport


Wednesday, May 14 Ryan Bell & Tim Shea, Locals Love Us. 


– Kids Learn to be Pilots. Story by Bryan Witt, Feature Reporter.

Young Eagles Flight Rallies
Saturday, May 24, 8am – Noon

Davenport Municipal Airport
9230 Harrison Street
Sunday, June 15, 8am – Noon
Geneseo Airport
20028 E. 165th St

– CarFit Education Event. Gretchen Cluff, Genesis Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist.

– Steaks with the Iowa Machine Shed. Chef Jeff Grunder, Iowa Machine Shed.


Tuesday, May 13

– Carvers For A Cause. Story by Bryan Witt, Feature Reporter.


Carvers For A Cause
Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Next to The Machine Shed
7250 Northwest Blvd.
Davenport, IA

– Saving for Graduation & Saving for Summer. George Villa, Villa Tax Advisory Group.

– The Camden Centre.

– Musician Raising Funds for Rett Syndrome. David G. Smith, Musician.

“One House” Release Party
Saturday, 6pm
River Music Experience
Redstone Room
129 Main St., Davenport


Monday, May 12

– Mommy Makeover Winner Becca Kelly.


– Mommy Makeover Winner Joleen Sawick.

– Mommy Makeover Makeup Tips.

– St. Ambrose Wine Festival. Josh & Ann Mcintrye, St. Ambrose Wine Festival Committee.

St. Ambrose Wine Festival
Saturday, 3-6pm
St. Ambrose University
518 W. Locust Street
Davenport, IA


Friday, May 9

– “Percolate: Let Your Best Self Filter Through”. Elizabeth Hamilton, Author.


– Spring Beaux Arts Fair Preview. Pat Halerson, Painter.

Beaux Arts Fair
Tomorrow, 10am-5pm
Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Figge Art Museum Plaza
225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport

 – Family Museum Dancer’s Spring Performance. 

Spring Dance Production
Saturday, May 31 2pm
St. Ambrose Galvin Fine Arts Center
518 W. Locust., Davenport

– Friday Night at the Movies. Linda Cook, Film Critic.


Thursday, May 8

– Barefoot Photography. Kelli Hehlke, Owner – Barefoot Photography.


– Fishing Has No Boundaries. Allie McGraw, Fishing Has No Boundaries, INC.

Fishing Has No Boundaries
Saturday, June 7
Rock Creek Marina & Campground
3942 – 291st., Camanche, IA

– Women in the Car Buisness. Story by Theresa Bryant, Feature Reporter.

– Friends of Riverside Park Plant Sale. Greg Bouljon, Friends of Riverside Park.

Mother’s Day Plant Sale
Sunday 11-2pm
Riverside Park Garden Center
34th Street & 4th Avenue, Moline


Wednesday, May 7

– PSL Job Watch: Von Maur. Story by Theresa Bryant, Feature Reporter.


– Jewelry Ideas for Mom. Carey Ralston, Necker’s Jewelers.

Necker’s Jewelers
721 6th Ave., DeWitt, IA
4007 E. 53rd Street, Suite 100, Davenport, IA

– Mother’s Day Breakfast Recipe. Stephanie Godke, Cooking Instructor.

– Pedaling For Pancreatic Cancer. Lyndsey El Bahi, Event Organizer – Pedaling for Pancreatic Cancer.

Quad Cities Criterium
Monday, May 26
Village of East Davenport

Pedaling for Pancreatic Cancer
Saturday, June 28
5 Mile Ride – 9am
20 Mile Ride – 8am
40 Mile Ride – 7:30am
80 Mile Ride – 7am
Start/Finish: Pearl City Station
100 Harbor Dr., Muscatine



Tuesday, May 6

– Beaux Arts Spring Fair Preview. Cindy Pippert, Fiber Artist, Kulhavy Handwovens.


Beaux Arts Fair
Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Figge Art Museum Plazza
225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport

Mommy Makeovers. Camye Halvorson,

– Quad Cities Heart Walk. Michelle Gitzen, Heart Walk Director, American Heart Association.

Quad Cities Heart Walk
Saturday, May 17
Opening Ceremonies at 9am
Walk (1 or 3 mile Route) at 9:30am
The District of Rock Island

Mother’s Day Crafts. Becca Armstrong,


Monday, May 5

-The Ruby Slipper. Chris Reyhons, Owner. 


The Ruby Slipper
Men’s Shopping Night – Friday 4-7:30pm
Shoe Parties – Thursdays 7-9pm
312 Main Street, Davenport

-Loop Trail Ride. Steve Grimes, Director of Parks and Recreation – Bettendorf, Theresa Hauman, Senior Recreation Manager – Davenport Parks & Recreation.

Duck Creek – Mississippi River Trail Loop Ride
Saturday, 8am – 1pm
Route map available online:

-Pets: Henry County. Karen Russell, Henry County Humane Society – Geneseo

Pasta for Paws
Saturday, 5:30 – 8pm
Geneseo Moose Lodge
1025 S. State

Henry County Humane Society – Geneseo
14606 Roos Hill Rd.
Geneseo, IL

-PSL Job Watch: UnityPoint Health – Trinity. Sarah Turner, Nurse Recruiter, UnityPoint Health – Trinity.


Friday, May 2

– Easy, DIY Scrubs. Leslie Klipsch, Radish Magazine Contributor.

– Stamp Out Hunger. Scott Crane, United Way of the Quad Cities Area.

– Transitions Mental Health Services. Miranda Kindred, Transistions Mental Health.

Transitions Mental Health
2326 16th Street
Moline, IL

– Friday Night at the Movies. Linda Cook, Film Critic. 


Thursday, May 1

– Beauty Gifts for Mom. Tammy Bell, Beauty Brands.

Beauty Brands
4201 Elmore Ave
Davenport, IA

– T-shirt Necklaces. Carrie Vanauwelaer-Jones. Owner & Designer, Carrie’s Creations.

– Village in Bloom. Donna Young, Isabel Bloom.

Village in Bloom: A Festival of the Arts
Saturday, 10am-4pm
Village of East Davenport

– Talking Tough Topics with Kids. Julia Cook, Children’s Author & Parenting Expert.

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