It's All There...In LeClaire!

Join us for some fun February events including Trivia, Buffalo Bill's birthday party, 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
Thursday, February 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 7th grade & up. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
February 17-26: Isabel Bloom's "Loving Our Legacy" celebration. FREE Female Cardinal Ornament with every $45 purchase. Visit their website at   www.ibloom.com    for a complete list of special events that include artist signings, tours, and more!
 
Friday, February 17, 6pm: Wine Dinner with Wine Specialist Chris Griffin of Dimitri Wines at the Black Watch of Pebble Creek. Enjoy 4 beautifully paired courses of food with worldly wines. Chef Grant will be serving a traditional French menu. 6pm cocktails, 6:30pm first course. Limited to 40 guests; call 563-332-5072 for reservations.
 
Saturday, February 18: Celebrate "Drink Wine Day" with delicious Sangria at Blue Iguana for $4 per pint!
 
Saturday, February 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
 
Saturday, February 18, 7-10pm: Party at Green Tree Brewery with live music by Dave Ellis.
 
Tuesday, February 21, 6-9pm: Have fun at Green Tree Brewery with the Mallards' Booster Club monthly euchre tournament. There's friendly cards, raffles, and tons of fun! Half of the total entry fees go back to the players as prize money. Cost is $10 per person. Anyone can join in to help support the local hockey team.
 
Wednesday, February 22: Celebrate "National Margarita Day" at Blue Iguana with $3 small & $5 large house Margaritas!
 
Wednesday, February 22, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Adult Book Club. This month they'll be reading Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin.  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, February 23, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Books BeTween Bites. Calling everyone in 4th-6th grade! Join us if you like reading, hanging out with cool people, and having fun. Pick up your copy of One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia at the library and join them to discuss the book, eat snacks, and hang out! 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
Sunday, February 26, 12-4pm: Celebrate Buffalo Bill's birthday at the Buffalo Bill Museum, 199 N. Front Street. Buffalo Bill Cody was born February 26, 1848 in Scott County, Iowa. He was a Pony Express Rider and a civil war hero before starring in his own Wild West Show! Visit other exhibits such as: the Lone Star, a wooden hull steam powered paddle wheel, Native American artifacts, and exhibits featuring 1900's ladies' fashion, life on Mississippi, riverboat pilots, a 1939 Chris Craft speed boat, and many more fascinating displays. Free admission to the museum for this event. Phone 563-289-5580. 
 
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 7th 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, 5:30pm: LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at the Old Mill Guest House, 419 N. Cody Road, (309) 314-7702. 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, 5-8pm: 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.
 
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.
 
Sunday, March 5: Celebrate Cinco de Marcho at Blue Iguana with some fun drink specials!
 
Thursday, March 9, 10am: LeClaire Community Library - Lifelong Learning (Sponsored by Home Bound Healthcare). J oin 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.
 
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.
 
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 7th grade & up. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
 
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.
 
Thursday, March 30, 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, 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.
 
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.
 
Saturday, April 29, 4-7pm: LeClaire Wine Hop. 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/ 
 
2017 Winter Hours.
Please call ahead if planning to visit a particular store or if weather is bad.
Closed on Mondays:
    Artswork
    Bela
    Blue Iguana
    Crane & Pelican (closed Sunday & Monday)
    Dwellings
    Letty's Designs & Home Décor
    Urban Classic Home
Antique Archaeology
    Monday - Saturday: 10am-5pm
    Sunday: Noon-5pm
Bela
    Closed Monday
    Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-4pm
    Sunday: 12-4pm
Blue Iguana
    Closed Monday
    Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-9pm
    Friday and Saturday: 11am-10pm
    Sunday 11am-9pm
Buffalo Bill Museum
    Monday - Saturday: 9am-4pm
    Sunday: Noon-4pm
Divine Dezigns by LauraLee:
    Friday: 10am-5pm
    Saturday: 10am-5pm
    Sunday: Noon-4pm (occasionally open)
    Monday: 10am-5pm
Faithful Pilot
    Closed on Sundays
    Monday - Saturday: 3-6pm Happy Hour; 5-10pm Dinner
Grasshoppers
    Sunday & Monday: Noon-4pm
    Tuesday-Thursday:  11am-4pm
    Friday & Saturday: 10am-5pm
    Or by appointment.
Isabel Bloom
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
    Sunday: 12-4pm
LeClaire Canning Co.
    Monday: 10am-4:30pm
    Closed Tuesday-Thursday
    Friday - Saturday: 10am-4:30pm
    Sunday: 11:30am-4:30pm
Letty's Designs & Home Décor
    Closed Monday
    Tuesday-Sunday: 10:30am-4:30pm
Mississippi Cottage Antiques
    Sunday & Monday: 10am-4pm
    Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
Rock Elm Designs
    Thursday & Friday: 11am-5pm
    Saturday: 10:30am-5pm
    Or by appointment. Call 563-729-1087.
The Shameless Chocoholic
    Monday-Thursday: 10am-4pm
    Friday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
    Sunday: 12-4pm
Urban Classic Home
    Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
    Sunday: 12-4pm
West End Architectural Salvage
    Thursday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
Wide River Winery Tasting Room
    Sunday-Thursday: 11am-5pm
    Friday-Saturday: 11am-6 pm
    Open until 8pm on First Fridays
 
2017 Save the Date!
February
18        Trivia at Civic Center, 7pm
21        Bunco at Civic Center, 10am
26        Buffalo Bill's Birthday Party, Noon-4pm

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
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