ImageChild Care Provider Appreciation Dinner 

If you are a licensed child care center staff person or registered family day care provider, please join us for our Child Care Provider Appreciation Dinner. Family Resources, Inc. - Project BEST invites you to enjoy dinner on us and to find out more about our FREE program funded by Scott County KIDS. You will get to meet other providers and take home a "Behavioral Tool Kit" ($25 value) for your participation in this event. Our Lending Library of material on subjects such as: brain development/classroom behavior strategies/parenting skills, etc. will also be available for check out.


THE PLACE:   Scott Community College-Student Life Center (near doors 5 & 6) 500 Belmont Road, Bettendorf, Iowa


THE DATE:     Tuesday, February 13, 2007


THE TIME:      6:30 to 8:00 PM


RSVP:  CALL TO MAKE A RESERVATION (by Tuesday, Feb 6th-5 PM): Ph: 563-468-2305. Remember, space is limited-100 maximum!

For more information call Nancy Phelps, Program Director at 563/468-2301 or Alice Novak, Behavioral Consultant at 563/468-2305.

Image Audiences can bask in Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, get down with Gershwin's classical jazz rhapsody, get fired up with Faure's harmonic melodies and chill out with Chopin.


Rude Punch is at Mound Street!

Mark Saturday January 20th on your calendar and come on down to Mound Street Landing in The Village of East Davenport to enjoy the sweet Reggae/Rock vibes of Rude Punch.  Mound Street has a great atmosphere and plenty of room to dance and party all night long.  Let's plan on packing the place and having a wild Reggae party with Rude Punch.

ImageJunior Theatre Mainstage Company presents "Monster in the Closet", an innocent tale of a bold young monster who yearns to play like you and me.



ImageVirtual Fort Knox on the Internet - BoxKnox protects the gold of your life - anonymously!

Rude Punch to perform at Blueport Junction

Rude Punch will be performing live at Blueport Junction on January 13th.  Come enjoy an evening with Rude Punch.  Bring your friends and be prepared to party all night.  The music will start around 9:00 but Blueport Junction has a fantastic dinner menu so come out and eat first and party later.  Rude Punch looks forward to making Saturday the 13th a great night for all.


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ImageFamily Resources Awarded Project BEST Contract from Scott County KIDS Family Resources, Inc is very happy to announce being awarded the Scott County KIDS contract to provide an innovative program called Project BEST.  BEST stands for “Behavioral Evaluation, Support, and Training.”  Project BEST will offer FREE comprehensive consultation services for infants up and through age 5, enrolled in licensed child care centers or family day care homes.  According to Scott County KIDS, there are currently 79 licensed child care centers and 350 family day care homes in Scott County, representing approximately 2,000-3,000 children. A study done in Massachusetts, found that students in early childhood programs had 34 times the rate of expulsions then did students enrolled K-12 and more than 13 times the national rate of K-12 expulsions. Project BEST services would include classroom and individual child observations, staff and supervisor trainings, parent education and support, program development/data management along with program and child-focused assessments and interventions.  Family Resources, Inc commitment will be to meet the goal of addressing specific problematic behaviors in individual children while also establishing environments that foster positive social/emotional growth for young children both in the early childhood setting and at home.  Project BEST will assist child care centers and family day care homes to provide the best quality care through nurturing, challenging and well-organized classrooms.  Our staff, in partnership with providers, parents and community resources will assist in developing positive social/emotional skills that not only help them while interacting with other children and adults now, but will create a solid foundation for future success in their relationships and sense of self. Family Resources offers more than 30 programs and services designed to strengthen our local communities and the children and families that live in those communities. Family Resources traces its heritage of serving families back more than 157 years. From its earliest roots, Family Resources has embraced the concept of constantly assessing community needs and adjusting programs to provide the most effective services.  For more information contact Nancy Phelps, Director of Community Enrichment Services at 563-468-2301. ###

Contact: Comedy Sportz 
Contact Person Jeff Adamson 
Title Owner 
1818 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201— 309-762-4162 
Phone (309) 762-4162

Comedy Sportz Quad Cities to Hold Late Night Match December 23
Rock Island, IL – December 15, 2006 – Comedy Sportz Quad Cities announces it will be playing a late match on December 23. The show will be held at
9:30 p.m., after the usual 7 p.m. show. This will be held at its home field at 1818 3rd Avenue, Rock Island IL.  Reservations may be made through the Circa 21 box office at (309) 786-7733, ext. 2.

This match will be held as a fundraiser for the 2007 World Comedy Sportz Tournament, which will take place in July 2007. Comics from more than 20 cities from the United States and England will descend upon the Quad Cities during week long matches, in order to find out who is the roughest, toughest, and the funniest of all.

Comedy Sportz: the interactive all ages improv experience, making the world and the Illinois and Iowa Quad Cities funnier four minutes at a time. Shows are Friday and Saturday evenings. Doors open at 6:30 for the 7 p.m. show. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made at the Circa 21 box office at (309) 786-7733, ext. 2.

For information:  
Contact: Jeff Adamson  
Phone: (309) 762-4162

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ImageFirst Fridays - Quad Cities will host a Spades Card Tourney from 6 PM -12 AM. at the Isle of Capri Convention Center, 1777 Isle Pkwy., Bettendorf. Call (563) 391-9693 or email for details.