curtis hawkins bandIt’s almost the end of the summer season, but the music and events aren’t stopping in downtown Moline Centre.

Moline Centre’s Thursday Night Summer Concert Series presents the Curtis Hawkins Band on September 1 at 7:00 p.m. You can check out the music, as always, on the pavilion across from Stoney Creek Inn, near the river and under the lights. Refreshments and more are available during the free musical treat. For more information on the group, see

Looking to learn to cook going into the fall? Sign up today and learn how to cook like a chef at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse on September 13. Join chef Marc Pilichowski for this month’s delectable meal of Scotch Eggs, Carbonara Pasta, and Berry Zabaglione.

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