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KidSight screening scheduled

A KidSight screening for preschoolers to kindergarten age children will be held at the Bettendorf Library from 9 a.m. to noon, May 12. A vision screening is a requirement for entering kindergarten. Children must be accompanied by a parent. The screening is free, a service of Lions and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

For Sale By Owner event set for May

Friends of Bettendorf Parks Foundation will present a For Sale By Owner event 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Faye’s Field, 2850 18th Street, Bettendorf.

This is an opportunity for owners of motorized vehicles such as cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, boats, and motor homes (including fifth wheels and other pull-behind campers) to sell their vehicles at one community-wide sale. Vehicles will be displayed in the parking lot. All transactions are private transactions between the buyer and the seller. 

For more information contact the Bettendorf Parks and Recreation Department at 563-344-4464.

The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of Bettendorf Parks Foundation. Proceeds will be used for educational and recreation programs and special projects sponsored by the Foundation.

Golf cart tour helps park foundation

The Friends of the Bettendorf Park Foundation golf cart tour of Bettendorf’s recreation trails will be Monday, May 21. 

The event will consist of a tour of Bettendorf’s Duck Creek Recreation Trail from Palmer Hills Golf Course to Duck Creek  Park and back. Transportation on the trail will be by golf carts provided by Palmer Hills Golf Course.

Carts may be operated by participants or operators will be provided.  Stops will be made at several sites along the way.

Tours will be about two hours round trip and will depart at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Parking will be at Palmer Hills Golf Course, 2999 Middle Road. Rain date is Tuesday, May 22. Online registrations, phone registrations, and walk-in registrations begin May 2. To register online, visit . Deadline for registration is 4 p.m. Friday, May 18, or when all spots are full. 

For more information, call Bettendorf Parks & Recreation at 563-344-4113.

LeClaire Chamber of Commerce events

May 13: Mother’s Day Brunch at Steventons. For reservations, call 563-289-3600

May 18: Steventon’s Sunset Concert Series begins. Live music every Friday from 6-9 p.m. on the deck. 

May 19:  LIVEFIT with Lupus race and festival, Black Watch Room on Pebble Creek Golf Course, LeClaire. To register,

May 19: LIVEFIT with Lupus Race and Festival, Black Watch Room, Pebble Creek Golf Course. Includes half-marathon, 10K, 5K, one-mile race. To register, visit

May 25-28: Riverboat Twilight Cruises, more information available at

Black Hawk Hiking Club events

For more information and complete driving directions, visit Facebook (Black Hawk Hiking Club of the QC) or

May 12: 1:30 p.m., Geller Preserve Walk, Snaggy Ridge Road and 265th Street, north of Rochester, Iowa. This walk is only available two days a year and is a guided tour only event.

May 19: 2:30 p.m., Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The hike will begin at the Deer Haven Shelter.

For more information and driving directions visit us on Facebook or our web site at