Ballet’s ‘Alice,’ May The 4th Festivities, And More In This Week’s FUN10!
Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week.
So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on …
Ballet Quad Cities Presents ‘Alice In Wonderland’
At 1 p.m., Alice and the White Rabbit are hosting a tea party before the performance, for the Mad Hatter and everyone is invited! Yummy sweets, sandwiches and a variety of teas with photo opportunities and a take home gift.
Learn About Curious Manuscripts At Davenport Public Library
Join Davenport Public Library Friday, May 7th at 2:30 pm to explore and learn about the curious world of archives and manuscripts at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center.
May’s topic will cover collections about historic preservation and local architecture in recognition of Historic Preservation Month. In 1973, the National Trust for Historic Preservation established May as a time to highlight and celebrate the historic places including the work accomplished by local preservation groups, state historical societies, business and civic organizations across the country. This presentation is open to any interested in learning more about our archives and manuscript collections. This program will be held virtually using GoToMeeting. Information about how to join is listed below.
Opening the Box: Historic Preservation Collections
Fri, May 7, 2021 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (CDT)
Join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/558037549
You can also dial in using your phone: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 558-037-549
Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual.
This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.
May The 4th Be With You At Rock Island Public Library
Star Wars fans can show their galaxy full of knowledge at the Rock Island Public Library’s “May the Fourth Be With You” online trivia game.
The free event for all ages will be offered via Zoom from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on, you guessed it, Tuesday, May 4. Play solo or with a team and see how much you know about a certain galaxy far, far away. One lucky participant will win a Star Wars prize pack!
To play, register at the library’s online calendar and the meeting link will be sent via email. For more news from the Rock Island Public Library, visit www.rockislandlibrary.org, follow the library on social media and YouTube, or call 309-732-7323 (READ.)
Mini-Art Exhibit Debuts At WIU This Week
The Western Illinois University Department of Art and Design will host a mini-ART sale from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, May 4-5, in the University Union’s Brattain Lounge.
The event will include original pieces art for sale. A portion of the proceeds provides financial support for students.
For more information, contact Professor Susan Czechowski at email@example.com.
Check Out QCTrails At Davenport Public Library
QCTrails.org is a free user-friendly, interactive, and mobile responsive website that serves as a comprehensive resource that highlights multi-purpose trails, parks, and side paths in the bi-state region. QC Trails is an exciting tool for encouraging and improving local outdoor physical activity throughout the year.
Join Davenport Public Library on Thursday, May 6th at 6:30 pm for a virtual presentation by Nicole Carkner from the Quad City Health Initiative and Bryan Schmid from Bi-State Regional Commission about QCTrails org. They will discuss how and why the website was created, as well as provide a tutorial on how to utilize some of the functions on the site.
Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7650674
Kids Can Read Free At The Unicorn Library
Across the country, the destinies of many of America’s school libraries are on hold. They have been closed during the pandemic and it is not known when they will be able to reopen. But, two Davenport Community School District educators are dedicated to making sure that area kids still have quality books to read.
Shari Larsen, principal at Wilson Elementary School in Davenport, IA, and Amber Cravens, teacher of English Language Learners, developed a project that is putting books in the hands of children who are eager to read. That project, the Unicorn Library, became available to all students at Wilson Elementary in late January.
“A student can simply select a book, take it home and read it,” Cravens said. “They are free to keep the book, if they like. If they decide to return it, the book is sanitized, put in quarantine for 72 hours, and then returned to the books available for free check-out. Books are donated to the Unicorn Library, and anyone can donate, if they like.”
Cravens has a large personal library, so she started the project by allowing kids to pick books from that selection. Students from kindergarten to sixth grade can take books home, keep them, share them, or return them. If they do return them, they are quarantined and sanitized.
Get A Free Concert With Your Vaccine
If you get your Covid vaccine at the Rock Island County mass vaccination clinic in Milan between April 14 and May 20, there will be something special that’s literally music to your ears.
“Vaccine Variations” is an initiative that arranges for one-hour performances by QCSO musicians starting April 14 in the patient observation area of the vaccination clinic. Due to Covid precautions, the performances will feature string musicians only.
All musicians will be masked and socially distanced during their performances. As a thank you for their decision to vaccinate, patients will receive a discount code valid for upcoming QCSO performances.
“We have given up so much of what makes life joyful because of the pandemic,” Janet Hill, chief operating officer of the Rock Island County Health Department (RICHD), said Wednesday.
Live On Tuesday Night, It’s Trivia Night Live!
Trivia Night Live is rolling into The Tangled Wood in Bettendorf every Tuesday at 7 p.m.!
It’s Free To Play, with up to eight people per team playing in various categories.
What is Trivia Night Live?
Trivia Night Live is a live interactive team trivia game played at your favorite restaurants and bars. The game consists of four rounds of questions of increasing difficulty and point values. Categories range from current events, history, geography, science, sports, and more….
Trivia Night Live is free to play, and you can have up to 8 members on a team.
Prizes are awarded for the winner of the 1st half and the overall winners win a $25 gift card for 1st Place, $10 for 2nd Place (cannot be used the same night).
We ask a question, and then play a song. Your team has the duration of that song to turn in your answer. No cell phones. web devices or smart watches can be used, just the useless trivial knowledge contained between your ears.
presented by Think & Drink Entertainment.
Bootleg Hill Open Mic Every Thursday
Looking for a spot to showcase your talents?
How about the Bootleg Hill open mic night?
The musical open mic night is back. Happening weekly at Bootleg Hill Honey Meads in downtown Davenport. All are welcome. Hosted by Dan Fennesy and starts at 8 p.m.
Circa ’21’s ‘You Smell Barn’ Ongoing
Returning with the venue’s first mainstage production since area theaters closed in November, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is ready to bring audiences lots of deserved laughs and warmth in the local debut of The Church Basement Ladies in “You Smell Barn.” Running through May 15, the latest encounter with everyone’s favorite group of singing and joking Minnesotans is sure to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. With all shows at the beloved Rock Island dinner theatre, this new musical comedy is being presented by an outstanding company of professional actors.
The Church Basement Ladies in “You Smell Barn” will be presented on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays evenings at 7:45 p.m., Sundays at 5:45 p.m. and Wednesday matinées at 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $56.55 for the evening performances and $49.73 for the matinées.
Because of the Phase 4 rules of Restore Illinois, capacity for each performance of The Church Basement Ladies in “You Smell Barn” is limited, and plated dinners will be served in lieu of the traditional buffet meals. For the safety of guests and staff members, face masks must be worn to enter the theater, when interacting with the staff and whenever guests are away from their tables.
Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. For reservations, contact the theater at 1828 Third Ave., Rock Island. You also may call (309)786-7733 ext. 2.