David Cases

David Casas

St. John Vianney Fun Run/Walk, Sept. 16

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, St. John Vianney Catholic Church will hold a Fun Run/Walk Saturday, Sept. 16.

The Fun Run 5K and one-mile walk begin at 9 a.m. on the parish grounds located at 4097 18th St., Bettendorf.

Proceeds from the race will be donated to local charities, Humility of Mary Housing and Café on Vine.

To register, visit getmeregistered.com. The $20 entry fee includes a long-sleeve Dri-FIT shirt, the charity donation and a post-race event with music, food and fun.

The Fun Run/Walk is one of several events scheduled to mark the 50th anniversary.

For more information, contact the church office or Tom Doyle at 563-499-1289.

Vehicle sale event to benefit

Friends of the Bettendorf Park Foundation 

A for sale by owner event benefiting the Friends of the Bettendorf Park Foundation will be Sept. 16-17 at the Faye's Field parking lot, 2850 18th St.

Vehicles including cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, boats and motor homes will be available for purchase from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

All transactions are private between the buyer and the seller.

For more information, call Bettendorf Parks and Recreation at 563-344-4464.

Librarian to retire after over 30 years of service

Information Librarian Hedy Hustedde is retiring after nearly 32 years of service. A reception including cake and punch will be 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Bettendorf Single Room at the Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive. A short program will be at 4:45 p.m.

Magicians Academy begins Sept. 26

Local professional magician David Casas will lead Magicians Academy for children ages 10-16 on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 26 at Life Fitness Center, 2222 Middle Road, Bettendorf.

Children enrolled in the academy will master beginner-level tricks to perform during a magic show on the final day of classes, Oct. 24.

Magicians Academy meets from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17 and Oct. 24. Cost to register is $65. Equipment used in class will be provided.

To register, visit bettendorf.org/register or call 563-344-4113.

Dogtoberfest celebrates man’s best friend Oct. 1

Dogtoberfest, the annual fundraiser for Crow Creek Dog Park in Bettendorf, is noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. This year, the event will take place at the dog park, 4701 Devils Glen Road.

Features of the fundraiser include free doggie bags for the first 150 households, a raffle and live auction, food and beverages available for purchase, and prizes and games including doggy musical chairs and best pet tricks.

Admission is free.

Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 8.

Euchre tournament to benefit

cystic fibrosis research

Team Madelynn is hosting a four round Euchre tournament Friday, Oct. 6, at Knights of Columbus, 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and play will start at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 per person with all proceeds going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Food may be brought in and drinks will be available for purchase.

Participants may pick the first table and partner. Players will be randomly selected in following rounds.

For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Toni Hallas at 563-940-1334 or TONIL1334@gmail.com.

PVHS Wall of Honor nominations

accepted through Oct. 13

Pleasant Valley High School will accept nominations for its Wall of Honor through Oct. 13.

Nominations will be added to the pool of nominees from previous years. The selected nominee will be honored March 28 at Academic Awards Night at the high school.

The Wall of Honor program was established in 1999 to recognize distinguished alumni of Pleasant Valley High School.

To be considered for the honor, nominees must have graduated 10 years or more prior to induction and must meet the following criteria:

  • Academic excellence
  • Outstanding career success
  • Significant contribution to the community or society
  • Demonstrated significant accomplishments in business or professional life
  • Distinguished human service

Nomination letters also should indicate reasons why the nominee should be considered for the Wall of Honor and include the nominee’s current address, telephone number and biography or resume.

Letters of nomination should be sent to:

D. Michael Zimmer, principal

Pleasant Valley Community High School

604 Belmont Road

Bettendorf, IA 52722

LeClaire Chamber of Commerce events

Here’s a look at upcoming events in LeClaire:

  • Sept. 16: Twilight Riverboat sightseeing cruises will be 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $16 adults, $8 children 4-12, free for ages 3 and younger but they must have tickets. Cruises will depart and return from the Port of LeClaire. The trip includes a captain’s narration and views of the river, its wildlife and river towns. A cash bar and gift shop are featured. Free coffee, tea, lemonade and water will be provided. There will be no food or snacks, but passengers can bring sack lunches. No coolers will be allowed. For reservations, visit riverboattwilight.starboardsuite.com/choose-date
  • Sept. 16: Twilight Riverboat dinner cruise will be 5-8 p.m., with boarding from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person and include a beef brisket dinner. The cruise also features a cash bar. Tickets are available at First Central State Bank and Blackhawk Bank & Trust. For more information, call 289-2265 or email dmulvania@firstcentralsb.com.
  • Sept. 23: Bags-N-Brews on the Levee, fundraiser for Gilda's Club Quad-Cities, 2:30-7 p.m. Bags (cornhole) tournament, beer samples, food and prizes. $35 for tournament, beer tasting and food or $20 for beer and food only. For more information, call 563-326-7504 or email joy@gildasclubqc.org.
  • Sept. 25: Economic development meeting, 8 a.m., City Hall.
  • Oct. 8: Apple Fest
  • Oct. 10: Chamber networking event, noon, Crane & Pelican.
  • Oct. 21: Twilight Riverboat sightseeing cruises will be 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. $16 adults, $8 children 4-12, free for ages 3 and younger but they must have tickets. Cruises will depart and return from the Port of LeClaire. The trip includes a captain’s narration and views of the river, its wildlife and river towns. A cash bar and gift shop are featured. Free coffee, tea, lemonade and water will be provided. There will be no food or snacks, but passengers can bring sack lunches. No coolers will be allowed. For reservations, visit riverboattwilight.starboardsuite.com/choose-date
  • Oct. 21: Trivia at the Civic Center
  • Oct. 28: Witches' Walk and costume parade
  • Nov. 14: Chamber networking event, noon, Riverview Roadhouse.
  • Nov. 18: Trivia at the Civic Center
  • Nov. 25: Small Business Saturday
  • Dec. 1-3: Christmas in Le Claire
  • Dec. 2: Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Run/Walk
  • Dec. 12: Chamber networking event, noon, Hungry Hobo, Le Claire.
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