1984 BHS class to hold 35th reunion
The Bettendorf High School Class of 1984 with host its 35th reunion Friday-Sunday, July 26-28.
The celebration will include a Meet and Greet from 7:30-10:30 p.m., Friday, at Davenport's Analog Arcade Bar. A cash bar will be available.
On Saturday, there will be a buffet dinner from 6-10 p.m. at The Tangled Wood, Bettendorf. Cost will be $30 per person and includes buffet, two drink tickets and live music. Sunday will include farewell events.
Movies in the Park
On select nights, Bettendorf Parks and Recreation shows movies at sundown at Veterans Memorial Park, 1645 23rd St., Bettendorf. Participants should bring a chair or blanket. For more information, call 563-344-4113 or visit facebook.com/pg/officialbettendorf/events.
The updated schedule includes:
Saturday, Sept. 14: Space Jam
Saturday, Sept. 21: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Saturday, Oct. 5: Lego Movie
RDA elects new members
The Regional Development Authority, or RDA, has announced four new members were elected at its meeting June 19, 2019.
They are: Mary Davidson, Steve Geifman, Beth Tinsman, and Maria Waterman.
Each member is elected to a three-year term and can serve up to two consecutive terms for a total of six years. Terms began July 1.
In addition, a new state law now requires the RDA to add two ex officio members to its board: one each from the Scott County Board of Supervisors and the Davenport City Council. County Board Chairman Tony Knobbe and Kyle Gripp, Davenport alderman-at-large, have agreed to serve.
The RDA holds the gaming license for the Rhythm City Casino and distributes a portion of the revenue to area organizations.
"We welcome these new members who bring a wide range of experience, expertise, and interests in helping to build a great community through RDA’s grant programs," said RDA Chair Marie Ziegler.
First Day school supply
collection begins locally
The First Day Project annual school supply drive, a collaboration of Quad-City area school districts, local businesses and volunteer groups, is gearing up for the 2019-2020 drive.
Area school districts are collecting school supply donations for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Supplies in need are: backpacks, crayons, colored pencils, composition notebooks, erasers, glue sticks, loose-leaf paper, pocket folders, spiral notebooks, pencil boxes, pencils, pens, rulers, scissors, washable markers and watercolor paints.
Donations will be accepted weekdays until Aug. 2 at these locations:
Ascentra Credit Union, 1710 Grant St. and 2339 53rd Ave., Bettendorf
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Ascentra Credit Union, 949 Mississippi View Court, LeClaire
Bettendorf Community School District Administration Center, 3311 18th St.
Mel Foster Co., 2300 Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf
Pleasant Valley High School, 604 Belmont Road, Bettendorf
Monetary donations also can be made to specific districts or the project through the Quad-City Community Foundation at bit.ly/QCCF-Donate-1stDayProject.
For more information about the First Day Project or to help support area students, contact Celeste Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 563-359-3681, ext. 3005.
Library hosts 2019
Summer Concert Series
The Bettendorf Public Library's outdoor summer concert is on Thursdays through Aug. 8 at Faye's Field, south of the library on 18th Street. The shows begin at 6:30 p.m., rain, shine or oppressive heat.
In case of inclement weather, concerts are held in the Bettendorf Room in the library at 2950 Learning Campus Drive.
All attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. Food and drinks also will be available for purchase.
This year's concert line-up includes:
Thursday, July 25: Doggin' Out
Thursday, Aug. 1: Cody Road
Thursday, Aug. 8: Class of 82
Bettendorf Park Band presents
Summer Concert Series
The Bettendorf Park Band will present free concerts again this summer. Concerts, which include an ice cream social, begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Bill Bowe Bandshell, Veterans Memorial Park, 1645 23rd St., Bettendorf.
In case of inclement weather, performances move to Herbert D. Goettsch Community Center, 2204 Grant St., Bettendorf.
Friday, July 26 - Bettendorf Park Band, Ice Cream Social by Kennedy Catholic School Band Boosters
Membership in the band is open to adult musicians from throughout the Quad-Cities. Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the Herbert D. Goettsch Community Center. For more information, contact Brian Hughes at 563-599-7730.
Aug. 13: Networking lunch, Big Dave and Holly’s, 1204 N. Cody Road, LeClaire, noon.