It's All There...In LeClaire!

Join us for First Friday, Mother's Day brunch, special wine tastings, live music, fun events at the Library, and more! On Memorial Day weekend, have fun touring the Iowa History 101 RV or take a sightseeing cruise on the Twilight Riverboat! Enjoy shopping, touring, wining, and dining, too. Be sure and browse the "save the date" section at the end of this e-news and start making plans to #VisitLeClaire all year! More information about LeClaire, Iowa, can be found on our website at: www.visitleclaire.com  It's all there in LeClaire! 
 
May
Wednesday, May 3, 3pm: LeClaire Community Library - Early Release LEGO Club. School's out early? Let your imagination soar at LEGO Club! This program is best for children aged 7 and up. Visit the Library and find out what building challenge is waiting for you! 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire. www.leclairelibrary.org 
 
Wednesday, May 3, 4-8pm: Wine Women Wednesday Vendor Event - Let's Go Girls w/Rhonda. This Wine Women Wednesday Vendor Event will be held at LeClaire Holiday Inn Express (1201 Canal Shore Dr. SW) on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Vendors: Glitz & Glam, Watkins, Origami Owl, Scentsy, Perfectly Posh, Pink Zebra, Touchstone Crystal, Paparazzi, Tupperware, Mary Kay, and Wide River Winery with wine samples. A wine night along with a little shopping for that ladies' night out. Contact Rhonda at 309-945-3621 for more information.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/areavendorshows/?ref=bookmarks 
 
Thursday, May 4, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Biblioteens. Love to talk books? Can't decide what to read? Hungry for free pizza? Teens in 7th grade and up are invited to the library for a new kind of book club - you pick your own books to read, then they share their most loved (or hated) of the month! 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.  www.leclairelibrary.org 
 
Thursday, May 4: Wine dinner at the Black Watch Room with Trione Winery. Enjoy an evening of fine wine with Denise Trione and four beautifully paired courses from our culinary team for $65. Call 563-332-5072 to reserve your spot.
 
Friday, May 5, 5-8pm: First Friday in downtown LeClaire, IA.  Celebrate First Friday every month of the year! Enjoy fun, food, live music, and shopping in downtown LeClaire! Some shops open late and food and drink specials at bars and restaurants.
  • Aunt Hatie's is open late.
  • Bela is open late with food & drink samples.
  • Blue Iguana is celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
  • Faithful Pilot has live music from 8-11pm by Bobby Ray Bunch.
  • Grasshoppers is open late.
  • LeClaire Olive Oil Co. is open late.
  • Mississippi River Distilling Company is open 5:30-8pm with food and cocktail samples, Boetje's barrel aged mustard, strawberry vodka, and special deals on spirit purchases.
  • Urban Classic Home is open late.
  • Wide River Winery Tasting Room is open until 8pm with Kentucky Derby Hat contest and wine mint juleps.
 
Friday, May 5: Derby Hat Contest. Join us in LeClaire for a citywide Kentucky Derby inspired Hat Contest & Parade. Wear your best hat and join the fun! Great prizes for Win, Place & Show presented in the Courtyard at Wide River Winery (106 N. Cody Road) at 6:15pm. Enjoy wine mint juleps at the Winery, too! www.wideriverwinery.com 
 
Friday & Saturday, May 5 & 6: Blue Iguana is having a two-day celebration for Cinco de Mayo. $10 Margarita Pitchers, Beer Specials, Entertainment by Trio de Colores & more! On May 6 they will have face painting during the day and salsa dancing in the evening. 
 
Saturday, May 6: Tug Fest Kickball Tournament Fundraiser at Vet's Park in LeClaire. Tournament is open to players 15 years old and older. Teams: 10 - 12 players (minimum of 2 female players per team). Entry Fee:  $150 per team ($15 per person for a 10 person team). Team entry forms can be picked up from Casey's, Riverview Roadhouse, Slagle's, Zaruba's and Sneaky Pete's. Questions can be forwarded to Kari at  iatugfestfan@gmail.com or  563-289-2799 .
 
Saturday, May 6, 11am: LeClaire Community Library - Card-Making with Donna Banta. Join us in making homemade greeting cards! Each participant will make 3 different cards. Class size limited to 15. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire. www.leclairelibrary.org 
 
Saturday, May 6: Prime Rib Saturday at Steventon's. Call 563-289-3600 for reservations. www.steventons.com 
 
Friday & Saturday, May 12-13, All Day: LeClaire Community Library - Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale. Are you looking for a new book, but don't want to pay "new book" prices? Stop by the Friends Book Sale! All proceeds benefit the LeClaire Community Library. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
Sunday, May 14: Steventon's Mother's Day Brunch. Please call for reservations -  563-289-3600. www.steventons.com 
 
Sunday, May 14, 10am-2pm: Faithful Pilot Mother's Day Brunch. Two courses for $30. Live music 11am-2pm. Please call for reservations -  563-289-4156. www.faithfulpilot.com 
 
Wednesday, May 17, 4:15pm: LeClaire Community Library - YA Movie Night. Beat the stress of finals and last-minute projects with a movie night at the library! Eat snacks, work on a craft, or bring your homework in while we watch Ferris Bueller's Day Off (PG-13)-a movie all about a high schooler who decides to take a day off of school to live it up with his girlfriend, his best friend, and a Ferrari. 7th grade & up. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
Wednesday, May 17, 4-8pm: Wine Women Wednesday Vendor Event will be held at LeClaire Holiday Inn Express (1201 Canal Shore Dr. SW). This is a monthly event for LuLaRoe; they will have several vendors for LLR, Glitz & Glam, Tupperware, Mary Kay, plus wine sampling with Wide River Winery. What a great night out - Wine and Shopping with Direct Sales. Contact Rhonda at 309-945-3621 for more information.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/areavendorshows/?ref=bookmarks 
 
Thursday, May 18, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Help plan cool events, request new library materials, eat snacks, and get the inside scoop on what's happening at the library! Don't forget - your attendance earns you high school service learning hours and looks great on college applications! For 7th grade & up. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
Saturday, May 20, 8am: Tour de LeClaire Big Wheel Races and Pancake Breakfast. River Valley Optimist Club is sponsoring Big Wheel Races for all children 3-6 years old. Children will be divided into two age brackets - 3-4 year old age division and 5-6 year old age division. All Big Wheels needed for the race will be provided. The race is FREE for all participating children. All participant names will be placed in a drawing to win one of the big wheels. 5 names will be drawn! Open Registration will begin at 8am. Races begin at 9am. Speed up the check in process by registering in advance. For registration form, please private message the River Valley Optimist Club's Facebook page. Pancake Breakfast begins at 8am. Come join them for some fuel before the races! Donations will be accepted
 
Saturday, May 20: LiveFit with Lupus "Hills of the QC" Race & Festival
2017 Live Fit With Lupus Run - 1 mile, 10K, 5K and ½ Marathon Race at the Black Watch Room (at Pebble Creek Golf Course, 3851 Forest Grove Drive, LeClaire, Iowa. After the race enjoy a Post Party Event with live entertainment, vendors and other activities. To register for the race or more information: http://www.livefitwithlupus.org 
 
Saturday, May 20, 11am: LeClaire Community Library - Project re-Fashion (The "B" Series). Join them for the second installment of their Adult/Teen sewing program! In this class they will make bracelets! Class size limited to 16. Must be ages 14 and up. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
Wednesday, May 24, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Adult Book Club. This month we'll be reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.  Books are available at the library's circulation counter free of cost AND are now available as an eBook through their RiverShare Digital Library Catalog. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
Thursday, May 25, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Books BeTween Bites. Calling everyone in 4th-6th grade! Join them if you like reading, hanging out with cool people, & having fun. Pick up your copy of Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson at the library & join us to discuss the book, eat snacks, and meet some REAL roller derby players! 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
May 26-29, 10am-4pm: Iowa History 101 RV on Levee in LeClaire, Iowa. The RV will be parked on the Levee in LeClaire, Iowa and open to the public May 26-29. The State Historical Society of Iowa's new "Iowa History 101" mobile museum is a bright blue, custom-built Winnebago that travels the state's highways and back roads to share stories from the past. The museum on wheels currently houses a 300-square-foot exhibition called "Iowa History 101" and is filled with artifacts from the State Historical Society's collection. Contact info@visitleclaire.com for more information.
 
Friday, May 26, 2pm: LeClaire Community Library - Drop-In Tech Help. Bring in any device and they will give it a shot! Please arrive with passwords needed to access your device or accounts. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
May 26: Live music at Wide River Winery Courtyard by the Lonely Goats.
106 N. Cody Road, (563) 289-2509, www.wideriverwinery.com 
 
May 26-29: Twilight Riverboat Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm 3pm
$16 adults, $8 children (4-12), Free 3 & under but must have a ticket. What better way to see the river than from the deck of an old-fashioned riverboat! Treat yourself to a 1-½ hour sightseeing cruise aboard the Riverboat Twilight. These cruises will depart and return from the Port of LeClaire IA. Trip includes captivating Captain's narration and commanding views of the river, its wildlife, and quaint river towns. Cash bar and Gift Shop available. Complimentary coffee, tea, lemonade and water are available. There will be no food or snacks available, however, passengers are welcome to bring a sack lunch aboard. Sorry no coolers allowed. For online cruise reservations, go to: https://riverboattwilight.starboardsuite.com/choose-date 
 
Saturday, May 27, 10am-2pm: LuLaRoe Vendor Event. Come have a fun night with wine tasting with Wide River Winery and LuLaRoe Vendors. Also, there will be Glitz & Glam, Tupperware, and Mary Kay. Holiday Inn Express, 1201 Canal Shore Dr. SW. 309-945-3621

Tuesday, May 30, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Preschool Explorers. Explore a new science theme each month at the library - May's theme is Music & Sound! Come in for a fun story time and hands-on exploratory stations. This program will take the place of Family Story time and is best for children aged 3-7. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
June
Wednesday, June 7, 4-8pm: Wine Women Wednesday Vendor Event - Let's Go Girls w/Rhonda. This Wine Women Wednesday Vendor Event will be held at LeClaire Holiday Inn Express (1201 Canal Shore Dr. SW) on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Vendors: Gliz & Glam, Mary Kay, Tupperware, and more. A wine night along with a little shopping for that ladies' night out. Contact Rhonda at 309-945-3621 for more information.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/areavendorshows/?ref=bookmarks 
 
Wednesday, June 14, 4-8pm: Wine Women Wednesday Vendor Event. This Wine Women Wednesday Vendor Event will be held at LeClaire Holiday Inn Express (1201 Canal Shore Dr. SW). This is a monthly event for LuLaRoe; they will have several vendors for LLR, Glitz & Glam, Tupperware, Mary Kay, plus Wine. What a great night out - Wine and Shopping with Direct Sales. Contact Rhonda at 309-945-3621 for more information.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/areavendorshows/?ref=bookmarks 
 
News
The Buffalo Bill Museum is open Monday - Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm. While visiting, check out the fun items in their Gift Shop including Buffalo Bill Sarsaparilla and yummy chocolate "Buffalo Pies"!
 
Dwellings is open on Mondays from 10am - 3pm in addition to their regular hours. If you're ready for Spring, stop in and see all the new merchandise. The store is blooming!
 
Isabel Bloom has the perfect gifts for Mother's Day! Come see their heartwarming pieces as well as beautiful home and garden decor that will delight mom for years to come! Heart Bowl, Gnora the Gnome, Helping Hands, Owls, Garden Blooms - something for every mom and grandmother in your life! Don't wait. Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14!
 
2017 Save the Date!
April
7          First Friday
15        Trivia at Civic Center
22        Cars & Coffee
29        Wine Hop
 
May
5          First Friday
5          Derby Hat Parade
5-6      Cinco de Mayo at Blue Iguana
13        Cars & Coffee
20        LiveFit with Lupus "Hills of the QC" Race & Festival
20        RVOC Big Wheel Races & Pancake Breakfast
20        Trivia at Civic Center
24-29  Iowa History 101 RV
26-29  Twilight Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm 3pm

June
2          First Friday
2          Live music starts at Wide River Winery Tasting Room
2-3      City-wide Garage Sales
10        Food Truck Fight on the Levee
TBD    Cars & Coffee
17        Twilight Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm 3pm
TBD     10th Annual John Boesch Memorial Golf Outing for Museum

July
7          First Friday
TBD    Cars & Coffee
15        Twilight Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm 3pm

August
4          First Friday
5          Heartland British Auto Fest
10-12  Tug Fest
TBD    Cars & Coffee
19        Twilight Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm 3pm
26        Vettes on the River

September
1          First Friday
16        Trivia at Civic Center
TBD    Cars & Coffee
TBD    Dogtoberfest
16        Twilight Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm
16        Twilight Dinner Cruise with Chamber

October
6          First Friday
8          Apple Fest
21        Trivia at Civic Center
21        Twilight Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm 3pm
28        Witches' Walk & Costume Parade

November
3          First Friday
18        Trivia at Civic Center
25        Small Business Saturday

December
1          First Friday
1-3      Christmas in LeClaire          
2          Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Run/Walk
2          First Saturday
 


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LeClaire, Iowa is located at the intersection of Highway 67/Great River Road and Interstate 80 at exit 306. This charming town is just a scenic 2 minute drive to Lock & Dam 14, just off of highway 67, along the Mississippi River. Lock and Dam 14 is only a few miles from all the LeClaire hotels and is known for some of the BEST eagle watching & photography in the country. 
 
LeClaire is a quaint river town full of historic surprises. LeClaire offers the Twilight Riverboat 2 day Adventures, Mississippi River Distilling Company, The Buffalo Bill Museum, unique shopping and wonderful restaurants, which make LeClaire the must visit town in the Quad Cities area. 
 
LeClaire is only 30 minutes from the Quad Cities International Airport and is also the home base location for Mike Wolfe, owner of "Antique Archaeology" and the host of "American Pickers," a cable TV show on the History Channel. 
 
LeClaire has award winning hotels, guest houses, and bed and breakfasts with views of the Mississippi River. 
 
If you're looking for charming and friendly, the downtown shops in LeClaire will delight you. 
 
Also, If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Tourism Manager at 563-289-4242 x 61135 or email: info@visitleclaire.com  
 
Free Wireless Internet Access is available to visitors downtown at Happy Joe's Pizza, the LeClaire Information Center, or the LeClaire Community Library (3rd and Wisconsin), which has 7 public access computers.
 
If you have any questions or need more information, visit  www.visitleclaire.com or contact us at info@visitleclaire.com.   


 
LeClaire Information Center
122 N. Cody Road
HOURS:
Open 7 days a week
Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday Noon-3pm

New location opens May 8th
at 117 S. Cody Road

Voted Best Place to Take an Out-of-Town Guest in the 2016 Quad City Times Reader's Choice Poll for the 5th year in a row!
 
Go to 
www.visitleclaire.com/index2.html  for details on everything that is going on in LeClaire, Iowa throughout the year.
 
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On-Going Events:


LeClaire Rec Center Events See www.leclairereccenter.com   for details
 
NEW Blue Iguana Specials!
  • Monday - Cheese Quesadilla $5
  • Tuesday 2 Campechano Tacos $6
  • Wednesday - Diablo Chicken Salad $5
  • Thursday - 2 Chicken Enchiladas $6
  • Friday - 1/2 Torta Ahogada $6
NEW Blue Iguana Drink Specials!

  • Monday - Margaritas 16oz $3 / 24oz $5
  • Tuesday - Titos & Tonic $4 
  • Wednesday - Wells $4 or MRDC Whiskey $5
  • Thursday - Beans & Rice $5
  • Friday - Bartenders Choice $4
  • Saturday - Sangria $4 Pints | $14 Pitchers
  • Sunday - LeClaire Iceberg $3.50

LeClaire Community Library Programming and Activities for All Ages!  www.leclaire.lib.ia.us 

LeClaire Community Library Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meets on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm. All teens are welcome, and don't forget - your attendance earns you Service Learning Hours! Email Bailey Keimig at bkeimig@leclaireiowa.gov for more details.


Meals for Seniors at the First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12pm. Good food and a time to visit with others. Please call (563) 289-3646 and make a reservation 2 days in advance.

Hungry Hobo: Don't forget about our family night special! Get a Baby Bo Meal for $.99 with the purchase of any menu item & a combo pack every Wednesday after 5pm. No coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or promotion. www.hungryhobo.com 

Faithful Pilot Cafe On-Going Events:
Happy Hour Monday-Saturday 3-6pm in the bar area only
  • Monday: Half Price martinis
  • Tuesday: 45 House Made Margaritas, $3 Street Tacos, $3 Chips and Guac
  • Wednesday: Half Price Wine Night and Live Music from 6:30-8:30pm
  • First Fridays: Live Music 8-11pm
  • Saturday: Open at 11am 

Monday and Tuesday is Family Night at Happy Joe's Pizza - get the Family Meal for under $20. www.happyjoes.com  

 
The Buffalo Bill Museum is a great place to take visiting family and friends and "free admission" is a benefit of your membership! The gift shop is also a great place to pick up unique items as well as books about local history, "Buffalo Bill" sweatshirts and t-shirts, and other items you can't find elsewhere! HOURS: open Monday - Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm, and Sundays 12:00-5:00pm. www.buffalobillmuseumleclaire.com 

First Friday of each Month: 
First Friday 5:30-8:00pm Downtown LeClaire - beverage and food samples, live music, shops open late, and more!

Monthly Trivia Nights at the LeCl aire Civic Center benefiting Local Non-Profits. Usually 3rd Saturday of the month: See calendar for details.  
Every Friday Night - Karaoke at Sneaky Pete's from 9pm-1am, 207 North Cody Road, 563-289-4277