It's All There...In LeClaire!

Spring is just around the corner, so join us for some fun March events including First Friday and wine tastings! Enjoy shopping, touring, wining, and dining year round in LeClaire. Be sure and browse our full calendar of events 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! 
 
February
Tuesday, February 28, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Preschool Explorers . Explore a new science theme each month at the library - February's theme is Outerspace! Enjoy a fun storytime and hands-on exploratory stations. This program will take the place of Family Storytime and is best for children aged 3-7. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
Tuesday, February 28, 5-7pm: Join 129 for "Tuesday Tasting". $15 for 10 wines. Call 563-729-1035 to reserve your glass!
 
March
Wednesday, March 1, 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. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
Thursday, March 2, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Biblioteens . Love to talk books? Can't decide what to read? Hungry for tasty treats? Teens in 7 th grade and up are invited to the library for a new kind of book club - you pick your own books to read, then we share our most loved (or hated) of the month! 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
Friday, March 3: Hurry into Letty's Design & Home Décor for 30% off storewide and a small fresh wrapped bouquet with purchase of $50 or more. Also, pre-order your stylish Easter centerpiece to show up as the family favorite! Unique designs are sure to wow the family. Call us to order at 563-289-2359 www.lettysdesigns.com
 
Friday, March 3, 5:30pm: LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at the Old Mill Guest House, 419 N. Cody Road, (309) 314-7702. Open House is 5:30-6:30pm - everyone is welcome! Experience the charm of yesteryear in this historic riverboat captain's house. On the river and only steps from the brewery, distillery, winery, and the American Pickers. Booking website: www.airbnb/rooms/17188914 
Like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/1851oldmillhouse/about/ 
 
Friday, March 3, 5:30-8pm: First Friday in downtown LeClaire, IA. We celebrate First Friday every month of the year! Enjoy fun, food, live music, and shopping in downtown LeClaire! Shops open late and food and drink specials at bars and restaurants.
  • Bela is offering free samples of mocha / chai tea.
  • Divine Dezigns by LauraLee is open until 6pm and giving out wine samples. Also, 15% OFF all purses, bags, and t-shirts!
  • Faithful Pilot has live music by Doug Brundies from 8-11pm.
  • Green Tree Brewery will be giving away their First Friday glasses. FREE with a new Growler or a refill of one of their Growlers.
  • Wide River Winery Tasting Room is serving samples of spicy sausage dip. It pairs especially well with their Felony Red, Ms D'Meanor White, and Blushing Testimony wines.
  • Mississippi River Distilling Company will have fun food and cocktail samples made with their spirits, some new releases, and special deals from 5:30-8pm! New releases include:
    • Iowish Whiskey, their 100% Iowa corn whiskey, returns to shelves in March. They want to make sure you have it for your St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Made from 100% Iowa corn from just two miles west of the distillery, this whiskey has a taste that is all Iowan. Aged in new, charred oak barrels, taste a spirit that is as Iowish as it gets. Tastes so good, you'll be telling everyone - "Kiss Me, I'm Iowish!" Look for it in their new style bottle this year!  
    • You've asked and they've listened. You like Iowish Cream so much that they are keeping it on the shelf year round! Handmade with corn harvested by local Iowa farmers, Iowish Cream has the perfect sweet kiss of Iowa corn along with coffee from the Iowa Coffee Company, cinnamon and vanilla for a one-of-a-kind Iowish treat. Enjoy Iowish Cream 12 months a year now!
Saturday, March 4, 10:30am: Quilter Connie Barr Will be presenting a talk on Feedsack Quilts From the 30s at Expressions in Threads. Admission is $5. Call 563-289-1447 for more information and to reserve a spot.
 
Saturday, March 4, 4:30-6:30pm: The Civic Club will be having a Baked Potato Bar and Salad Bar Dinner at the LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S. Cody Road. $7; public welcome. Free Karaoke starts at 7pm - bring your music CD.
 
Saturday, March 4, 7-10pm: Greg & Rich are back at Green Tree Brewery. Come out for an awesome night of great music and delicious beer!
 
Sunday, March 5: Celebrate Cinco de Marcho at Blue Iguana with some fun drink specials!
 
Tuesday, March 7, 6:30-8:30pm: March Fun Night at Divine Dezigns by LauraLee. "Back to Basics in The Kitchen" - you will learn about healthy, clean eating options available today. Their "Get Organized" for this month will be: KITCHENS! Cost is free, but they do accept donations for local charities. Please R.S.V.P. to divinedezignsbyll@hotmail.com , on Facebook, or via their website www.divinedezignsbyll.com
 
Thursday, March 9, 10am: LeClaire Community Library - Lifelong Learning (Sponsored by Home Bound Healthcare). Join them for the Lifelong Learning series - featuring activities, events, and educational presentations geared towards the older adult. This month's is Ways to Reduce Stress. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
Thursday, March 9, 6pm: Wine with Friends at the Faithful Pilot. Bring your favorite bottle to share with everyone with no corkage fee. 563-289-4156.
 
Saturday, March 11, 11am: LeClaire Community Library - Cooking with Catalina: Desserts. Learn how to make homemade Chocoflan and Mosaic Jello! Recipe sheets will be given out along with tasty samples. Class size limited to 18. Adults only. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
Saturday, March 11, 6-8pm: FREE interactive Movie at Riverside Church  (302 N. Cody Road). The movie is "How to Train a Dragon" and your kids will enjoy actions, tasks, and snacks that bring the movie to life. Kids 6 and younger need an adult present with them. Any questions please call April at  920-287-8851
 
Monday-Sunday, March 13-19: Celebrate Bierstube's 8th anniversary in LeClaire! They will be handing out awesome daily giveaways and offering great daily features. Corned beef and cabbage will be served all week!
 
Wednesday, March 15, 3pm: Wine Hop tickets go on sale at 129! The Wine Hop event is from 4-7pm on Saturday, April 29. Tickets can be purchased in advance at 129; cash only, please.
 
Thursday, March 16, 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 service learning hours and looks great on college applications! For 7 th grade & up. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
Saturday, March 18, 7pm: Trivia Night in LeClaire is at the LeClaire Civic Center (127 S. Cody Road). Tables of 8; $10 per person. Mulligans and refreshments available for purchase. Participants may bring snacks, wine, beer and soft drinks. Doors open at 6:30pm; Trivia starts at 7pm. Door prizes; 50-50 raffle. Call or email your reservation now to Debbie, 563-349-4403, smith5grand@gmail.com
 
Tuesday, March 21, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Preschool Explorers . Explore a new science theme each month at the library - March's theme is Creepy Crawlies! Come in for a fun storytime and hands-on exploratory stations. This program will take the place of Family Storytime and is best for children aged 3-7. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
Wednesday, March 22, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Cupcake Wars . Come decorate cupcakes at the library! See if you have what it takes to decorate the most delicious/unique/ unusual cupcake ever! They'll provide the cupcakes & toppings (like frosting, candy, sprinkles, & bacon bits). Participants will leave with a tasty treat. Best for ages 10 & up. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
Wednesday, March 22, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Adult Book Club. This month they'll be reading The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.  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.
 
Sunday, March 26, 3-5pm: Faithful Pilot wine tasting 15 wines for $15. 563-289-4156.
 
Tuesday, March 28, 5-7pm: Join 129 for "Tuesday Tasting". $15 for 10 wines. Call 563-729-1035 to reserve your glass!
 
Thursday, March 30, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Books BeTween Bites . Calling everyone in 4 th -6 th grade! Join them if you like reading, hanging out with cool people, and having fun. Pick up your copy of Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine at the library and join them to discuss the book, eat snacks, and hang out! 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
Thursday, March 30, 6pm: Tony's Wine Class at Faithful Pilot. $35/person. 563-289-4156.
 
Friday, March 31, 2pm: LeClaire Community Library - Drop-In Tech Help. Take 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.
 
April
Friday, April 7, 5-8pm: First Friday in downtown LeClaire, IA. We celebrate First Friday every month of the year! Enjoy fun, food, live music, and shopping in downtown LeClaire! Shops open late and food and drink specials at bars and restaurants.
 
Friday, April 7, 4-8pm: Lu La Roe Extravaganza Let's Go Girls w/Rhonda - nine Lu La Roe booths will be selling products at the LeCaire Civic Center. Call 309-945-3621 for more information.

Sunday, April 16: Easter Brunch at Crane & Pelican Café . Buffet with Cheeses, Fruit, Pastries, salad, and pre-ordered Entrée of your choice! $20 per person; $10 per child 10 and under. $6 Bloody Mary's and Mimosas. Seatings at 10am, 10:30am, 12pm, & 12:30pm - make reservations today! 563-289-8774 .  See full menu at www.craneandpelican.com
 
Saturday, April 29, 4-7pm:  LeClaire Wine Hop. Tickets go on sale March 15 at 129, 129 N. Cody Road; cash only. Find more information on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/237427610029905/ 
 
Saturday, April 29, 4-7pm: Vendor event at the LeClaire Civic Center. Participating vendors are: Tupperware, Partylite, crafts, Mary Kay, massage table, Orgami Owl, Collectors Corner, Dove, Lu La Roe, Traveling Vineyard, and Gliz & Glam. For more information: www.facebook.com/areavendorshows/ 
 
May
Friday & Saturday, May 5 & 6: Blue Iguana is having a two-day celebration for Cinco de Mayo. On May 6 they will have face painting during the day and salsa dancing in the evening. Drink and food specials, too!
 
May 6: Tug Fest and Muddy River Tug Club is hosting a Kickball Tournament fundraiser. Gather your team! More details to come.
 
News
Bela  is back to normal hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm.  
 
Divine Dezigns by LauraLee is back open regular hours: March - December: Monday, Friday, Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-4pm, as well as during LeClaire special events & Fun Nights. Make your reservation NOW for the next fun night on March 7. Cost is free, but they do accept donations for local charities. Please R.S.V.P. to divinedezignsbyll@hotmail.com , on Facebook, or via their website www.divinedezignsbyll.com 
 
Dwellings is now 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 from market in Atlanta. The store is blooming!
 
Pre-order your stylish Easter centerpiece NOW from Letty's Designs & Home Decor to show up as the family favorite! Unique designs are sure to wow the family. Call then to order at 563-289-2359 www.lettysdesigns.com 
 
2017 Save the Date!
March
3          First Friday
18        Trivia at Civic Center
 
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
20        LiveFit with Lupus "Hills of the QC" Race & Festival
20        Trivia at Civic Center
TBD    Cars & Coffee
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
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; Noon-3pm.

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 & Cup of Soup $5
  • Tuesday 2 Campechano Tacos & Cup of Soup $6
  • Wednesday - Diablo Chicken Salad $5
  • Thursday - 2 Chicken Enchiladas & Cup of Soup $6
  • Friday - 1/2 Torta Ahogada & Cup of Soup $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.


Re-purposed Sundays from 1:30-3:30 with a different craft each Sunday at Reusable Usables, 322 N. Cody Road. For more information, you can visit their website at www.reusableusables.org  or their Facebook page or call (563) 289-3946.

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! The museum Winter hours: open daily 9am-4pm, and Sundays 12:00-4:00pm. 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