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Public Works organizes an open house

On Saturday, May 14, the Bettendorf Public Works Department will hold a Public Works Open House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maintenance Center, 4403 Devils Glen Road.


On Saturday, May 14, the Public Works Department, as part of National Public Works Week, will hold an Open House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maintenance Center, 4403 Devils Glen Road.

Enjoy free coffee, soda, popcorn, ice cream, hot dogs and bratwurst while watching garbage and recycling trucks, snow plows, sewer cleaning truck, sewer camera truck, a street sweeper, a loader and a transit bus.

You can also see how a traffic camera works, learn about water quality in local waterways, and enter to win free bus passes and trash can or yard waste stickers. .

Friends of the Bettendorf Library will be providing take-out activity bags and information about the upcoming summer reading program.

Activities for kids will include face painting and an obstacle bounce house as well as a chance to paint a snowplow blade.

There will also be free bulk compost available, bring a container up to a 35 gallon trash can.

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Library to present the sewing machine workshop

On Tuesday 17 May, the Creation Workshop of the Municipal Library of Bettendorf will show you how to use the workshop’s sewing machines.


On Tuesday 17 May, the Creation Workshop of the Municipal Library of Bettendorf will show you how to use the workshop’s sewing machines.


“Creation Studio Tool Training: Sewing Machines”, will offer a limited-size workshop for people aged 16 and over.

The free workshop starts at 6.30pm and will cover the basics of using the studio’s Brother CS6000i sewing machines.

An overview of how the sewing machine works is available at https://my.nicheacademy.com/bplcreationstudio/course/37284.

Registration is required at http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/6552496 or by calling 563-344-4175.

The creative studio organizes drop-in hours and also houses computers with Autocad and Adobe Creative Suite, cutting machines, etc.

Public invited to the retirement party

Herbert Hoover Elementary will honor outgoing teachers, Ann Geneva and Siobhan Wood, during an open house from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20 at the school located at 3223 S. Hampton Drive.

Herbert Hoover Elementary will honor retiring teachers

Anne Geneva

Herbert Hoover Elementary will honor retiring teachers

Siobhan Wood

Geneva is a kindergarten teacher with 33 years of service in the Bettendorf Community School District.

Wood is an educational coach with 23 years of service.

Annual For Sale by Owner event scheduled for May

The Friends of Bettendorf Parks Foundation will be presenting a fundraiser for sale by owner from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 at Faye’s Field, 2850 18th St., Bettendorf.

This is an opportunity for owners of motorized vehicles such as cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, boats and RVs (including fifth wheels and other RVs) to sell the vehicles during a community sale.

Vehicles are on display in the parking lot located at Faye’s Field. All transactions between buyer and seller are private.

The cost for the first space is $25 and $10 for each additional space. The size of the space is 20′ x 9′.

Participants can register online at www.bettendorf.org/register before 4 p.m. on Friday, May 20. Visits without an appointment on the day of the event are authorized if there are still places available. Sellers can either put a sign in the vehicle or stay with the vehicle during the sale.

Proceeds are used to fund educational and recreational programs as well as special projects sponsored by the foundation.

For more information, contact the Bettendorf Parks and Recreation Department at 563-344-4113.

Subatlantic will perform a virtual concert for this month’s Brown Bag Lunch


Subatlantic consists of Adam Kaul, left, Phil Pracht, Becca Rice and Sean Chapman.


Throughout May, the Bettendorf Public Library’s Brown Bag Lunch concert will feature local band Subatlantic.

Based in the Quad-Cities, Subatlantic is an indie rock band that uses textures in music to create a unique sound. The four-piece band plays an array of instruments from guitar and bass to cello, keyboards and accordion.

The virtual performance will be available for viewing on the library’s YouTube channel. A direct link to the event will also be available on the library’s website at http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/6348899.

No registration is required to view the Brown Bag Lunch series.

The Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast

The Bettendorf Lions Club will be hosting a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at Bettendorf Middle School, 2030 Middle Road, Bettendorf. Proceeds from the breakfast will be used to help local families struggling with childhood cancer, diabetes or vision/hearing loss.

Tickets are $20 for family, $8 for adults, $5 for military, $3 for youth 12 and under.

Thomas and his friends arrive at the Family Museum

The Family Museum has announced that the exhibit “Thomas and Friends: Explore the Rails” will be at the museum from May 21 through September 10.

Visitors will be surrounded by the popular blue engine, Thomas, and his friends as well as special places on the Isle of Sodor like Knapford Railway Station, Sodor Steamworks and more. Kids help Thomas and his friends solve a variety of challenges, from a simple shape sorting and identification activity to more complex technical obstacles, like completing a train track using track pieces with different levels of skill. elevation.

The exhibit is included in general admission.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Saturday. Final admission is 30 minutes before closing. Closed on major public holidays.

Admission: $9 visitors 1-59 years old; $5 persons aged 60 and over/active, dependent or retired military personnel, their spouse and their children residing in the household; $3 per person upon presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and valid photo ID; free for children under 1 year old/members. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bettendorf Park Band organizes a spring concert

The Bettendorf Park Band begins its outdoor concerts on June 3.

Adult musicians are invited to join the band by attending rehearsals Thursday nights at 7 p.m. at Rivermont Collegiate.

For more information, visit bettendorf.org/departments/parks___recreation/bettendorf_park_band.php.

Spring Craft-Tea Date Set

The Bettendorf Public Library will be hosting monthly Craft-Tea programs at the library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m.

The last spring date is May 24.

Crafters aged 16 or over can bring work in progress to the library for dedicated working time. Participants are also encouraged to use craft supplies from the library to start something new. Free tea and water will be available.

No registration is required to attend this free event.

For more information, call 563-344-4179 or visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

The Planetarium announces the schedule of shows for spring 2022

The Donald A. Schaefer Planetarium has announced the Spring 2022 show schedule.

During shows at the planetarium, visitors can take journeys through the universe, explore the wonders of light, and enjoy many other fascinating experiences. Shows start at 7 p.m. and are free with limited seating. Attendees are encouraged to make reservations by calling 563-332-4516 or emailing Christopher Like at [email protected]

From Earth to the Universe

This is an all ages show by Professional Production. This show will discuss the latest breakthroughs in astronomy and cosmology while taking visitors to the edge of the known universe.

The works of Walt Whitman

This is an all-ages show from BHS Production that was produced as an extension of an AP American Literature course to feature the works of transcendentalist poet Walt Whitman.