• The Clinton Area Showboat Theatre has opened the second production of the 2012 summer season with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Into the Woods.” It runs through June 24 at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre. Tickets are $23 for adults, $20 for students and seniors, and $16 for children. For more information visit www.clintonshowboat.org or contact the box office at 242-6760. Box Office hours are: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sundays from noon - 4 p.m.
• The River City Municipal Band will perform at 7 p.m. at the Eagle Point Park Lodge.
• Dean Franzen, the Dean of Juggling, will present a thrilling program of juggling a variety of interesting props while riding a unicycle and walking on stilts at 3:30 p.m. at the Ericksen Community Center in Clinton. This program is sponsored by the Clinton County Association of Public Libraries and is free and open to the public. For information call the Clinton Public Library, 242-8441.
• Water Wonders; 10 a.m.; Rock Creek Marina & Campground. This is a hands-on nature class designed for children 3 - 5 years of age while accompanied by an adult. For the hour we will read a story, use nets to scoop out wonderful water creatures and sort them out into simple categories. Be prepared with outdoor clothing, sunscreen and bug repellent.
• Friends of Wapsi Center, Inc. Annual Meeting; 6 p.m.; Rock Creek Marina & Campground. Come join us for the Friends' annual meeting. We will provide entrée and drinks, please bring tableware and a dish to share. After the meal and meeting, join us for a cruise (limited seating) on the Blue Heron Pontoon boat at 7 p.m. with a Clinton County naturalist. Call (563) 328-3286 to register.
• Sunset Cruise; 7 and 5 p.m.; Rock Creek Marina & Campground, Camanche. Every Thursday evening through October, we will be offering naturalist-guided eco cruises aboard the Blue Heron pontoon boat on the Mississippi River. Call (563) 259-1876 to reserve a spot.
• Early Bird Cruise; 9 a.m.; Rock Creek Marina & Campground, Camanche. Every Saturday morning through Labor Day, we will be offering naturalist-guided eco cruises aboard the Blue Heron pontoon boat on the Mississippi River. Call 259-1876 to reserve a spot.
• Nature Center Open; 1-4 p.m.; Eden Valley Refuge, Baldwin. The Nature Center will be open by volunteer hosts. The center features live local reptiles, rocks and minerals, Iowa habitats and artifacts.
• Fish Boil; 5-8 p.m. Rock Creek Marina & Campground, Camanche. Enjoy a Door County-style fish boil dinner with all the trimmings.
• Saturday Night At the Movies; dusk; Eden Valley Refuge, Baldwin. The campground at Eden Valley will show family movies on the big screen for campers and park visitors.
• Public Star Party, Menke Observatory; dusk; Wapsi River Center, Dixon. Mars and Saturn are the brightest planets tonight, easily visible to the southwest. Call (563) 333-6141 on the day of the event to find out if the weather conditions will permit viewing.
•The Ohnward Fine Arts Center will have its first annual Classic, Rod & Custom Car Show in the parking lot at the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Car registration is from 10 a.m. through noon. All makes and models are welcome. Trophies will be given to the top 20 cars with one Best of Show trophy to be awarded. Cost to enter your car is just $10. Admission to the car show is free. The car show is from noon – 6 p.m. Anyone entering a vehicle in the car show can receive two tickets to the evening concert for $15 each. At 7 p.m., stick around for Denny & the DC Drifters concert on the stage. Tickets for adults are $22 (in advance) and $25 (at the door); students $13 (in advance) $15 (at the door). Tickets for the concert can also be purchased at The Ohnward Fine Arts Center (from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.), Osterhaus Pharmacy and the Maquoketa State Bank Main Office.
• A program about Terrific Turtles will begin at 2 p.m.
at Hurstville Interpretive Center. Come and spend some time with awesome turtles. Learn more about turtles in Iowa, their physiology and assist with their feeding. For more information, contact Jackson County Conservation at (563) 652-3783.
• Join the Clinton community for the next “Fun After 5” RAGBRAI countdown celebration, Thursday, June 28, from 5-8 p.m. at the Candlelight Inn’s lower patio. A $15 ticket buys ice-cold beverages and delicious hor d’oeuvres. Clinton’s official commemorative RAGBRAI T-shirt will also be available for purchase; $12 for youth and adult S, M, L and XL sizes, $14 for adult 2X and 3X sizes. Ron Tegeler will also provide entertainment. Tickets are on sale at the Clinton Convention & Visitors Bureau (721 S. Second St.), the YWCA, as well as directly from Clinton RAGBRAI Executive Board members. For tickets and other information, call the Clinton Convention and Visitors Bureau at 242-5702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Things to do Ongoing •?Clintonish Knitters meet Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays between 9 and noon. There is no fee for this group. Stitchers share techniques and the love of knitting or crocheting. Meetings are at Clinton's St Paul's Lutheran Church
SLIDESHOW: Dutch Days festival
Much-anticipated rain held off Saturday for the annual Dutch Days festival in Fulton, Ill., which was celebrating its 39th year of highlighting Dutch heritage.
- Concert series announced CLINTON -- Officials with Finally Friday at the River have announced the summer schedule for the concert series. Keep Off the Grass and Midnight Ramble will start off the summer on Friday, June 7. Keep Off the Grass was voted the best Quad-Cities ban
- Rob Parton Big Band on stage in DeWitt DEWITT -- The Central Performing Arts Center and Iowa Mutual Insurance Company of DeWitt Iowa are hosting a performance of Rob Parton Big Band "Then and Now," with DeWitt native Kristy Smith Parton. The evening of jazz will begin at 7 p.m. April 27.
- Things to Do Things to do Ongoing • The Left Bank Art League of East Moline, Ill., will exhibit at the River Arts Center in Clinton through April 21. The paintings and raku pottery of these nine artists, Sheryl Lammers, Pat Halvorsen, Rose Moore, Judy O. Gray, Bo
Leadership Institute to promote June events
The 2013 class of the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Institute is embarking on an aggressive marketing campaign to inform the community of the abundant events that take place in Clinton and the surrounding areas.
- Things to do Ongoing • The Left Bank Art League of East Moline, Ill., will be exhibiting at the River Arts Center in Clinton through April 21. The paintings and raku pottery of these nine dedicated artists, Sheryl Lammers, Pat Halvorsen, Rose Moore, Judy O. Gray,
Communities to host Easter egg hunts this weekend
Easter treats won’t be hard to find this weekend in Fulton, Ill., and Camanche.
Things to do
The Clinton Community College Alumni Association will host a trivia contest at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the CCC auditorium.
Things to do
The 32nd annual 4-mile Easter Seals/Children’s Therapy Center Run/Fun walk is March 24.
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