If you get a “Dick pic” from downtown Moline this weekend, don’t worry, it’s not going to be creepy and off-putting, it’s probably a friend telling you about the legendary Dick Holliday & the Bamboo Gang lighting up the night at 7 p.m. Friday at Bass Street Landing.  All proceeds from this concert will benefit the Moline High School Special Olympics team and Tudi’s Tribe.

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That’s not all the local music on tap in downtown Moline though. A Quad Cities favorite, The Blackstones band, sponsored by the University of Iowa Community Credit Union, will hit The Plaza at Bass Street Landing on July 7.  Cosmic appears the following week, on July 14, as the Moline Centre Thursday Night Concert Series continues. These concerts run from 7 to 9 p.m. and are FREE.

ArtsyBug Studio presents Family Day on July 9 at noon.  Bring in mom, dad, the kids, and hey, maybe even Grandma and Grandpa, to this artistic and friendly atmosphere.  Learn how to paint with step-by-step instructions from their enthusiastic instructors and create a masterpiece that you can proudly take home.  Don’t forget to bring in your own snacks and beverages, ‘cuz all that hard work is going to make you hungry!

Enjoy a wide variety of bold red and delicate white wines at the Bass Street Chop House monthly wine tasting on July 15 at 6:00 p.m.  Sample between 8 – 10 wines with complimentary hors d’oeuvres.  Space is limited so make your reservations today!

The John Deere Pavilion is hosting their FREE Learn & Play Day on July 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Let your child’s imagination take off while driving kid-sized John Deere equipment, exploring feats of engineering in the construction site sandbox, interacting with farm animals in the petting zoo, plus much, much more!

For more information about downtown Moline Centre, check out their website!

Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written almost 30 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.