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.
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So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …
Khalil’s Christmas Special Jingles In This Week
Looking for a funny and strange way to entertain yourself this holiday season?
Check out Khalil’s Covid Christmas Special, sponsored in part by your favorite web site, no not the Hub, but QuadCities.com!
This year has been tough on everyone and hopefully this show will lighten your load before we wrap it up! Filmed safely at The Renwick Mansion. Cast/Crew were masked unless on camera, but only with people within their social bubble. Featuring a socially distanced fruitcake eating contest, sponsored by QuadCities.com!
Streaming Dec 20th-27th. Tickets only $1, with the option to make donations if you think we deserve more money. Tickets NOW available at showtix4u.com/events/OneDollarProducer through The $1 Producer Project.
Thank you to all involved and to everyone who purchases a ticket for this wild endeavor!
Martin Luther King Jr. Center Holding Children’s Holiday Gift Day
If you’re a family in need this holiday season — and there are more people this year than ever who are challenged to get by — then the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 630 9th St., Rock Island, is holding a Children’s Holiday Gift Day.
The Center says, “While we can’t hold our usual Children’s Holiday Party this year, we will still provide wrapped gifts for children ages 3-12.
We are grateful to Moline Foundation, Royal Neighbors of America, Modern Woodmen of America, UnityPoint Health, PetSmart Moline, Thy Loving Kindness Ministries, Spring Forward, River Bend Food Bank, Operation Home Front, and House of Bliss Wellness Spa for generously supporting this event!”
Maddie Poppe Coming To The Adler
Maddie Poppe is bringing a great holiday concert and tunes to get you in the Christmas mood to the Adler Theater in Davenport!
American Idol winner and Iowa native Maddie Poppe is coming to the Adler Theatre in Davenport at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Tickets are on sale now!
Join us for seasonal holiday lights display at Fejervary Learning Center! We were so ‘Happy’ with last year’s display that we simply ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ and will be bringing it back with even more lights this year! Shows last approximately 15 minutes with a new show starting every 30 minutes beginning at 5 PM; the last show starts at 9:30 PM.
Stop by for Throw-back Thursday when we rewind to our 2019 show (occurring every Thursday through the duration of the show). This is a park and watch event, not a drive or walk-through event.
Location: Fejervary Learning Center, 1800 W. 12th St, Davenport, IA
Times: 5-9:30 PM (last show begins at 9:30 PM)
Directions: Enter on W. 12th St and follow the directional signs. Attendees may park at the listed locations. Accessible parking is labeled and located directly across from the learning center. Exit by following the loop around the west side of the learning center.
Radio broadcast: Turn your radio to FM 107.5 to sync with the holiday lights music broadcast.
Warning: This show may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.
Please welcome for their first appearance at Gypsy Highway, 2606 W. Locust St., Davenport, the 7 piece band from Cedar Rapids, Airwaves, at 7 p.m. Friday!
They were highly recommended to book for a show by several customers in the venue. This should be fun!
Airwaves was first formed in December 2011 and remains Eastern Iowa’s Premiere Classic Rock Cover Band. They have performed at many of the popular venues in Eastern Iowa including Marion by Moonlight, Balloon Glow, Robins
Roundup, Uptown Getdown, Freedom Festival, Fairfax USA Days, Hawkeye Downs and Ragbrai and are regular
performers at the Cedar Ridge Winery in Cedar Rapids and Millstream Brewing in the Amanas.
They play the classics including tunes that you won’t often hear from other bands. Covering the greatest music ever recorded from the 70’s,
80’s, 90’s and more – that’s Airwaves!
There’s a $5 cover for the show.
Virtual Handmade Cards Craft Day Coming Up At Figge
Figge Museum is holding a holiday craft day at 6 p.m. Thursday!
Create original hand-crafted cards that are nice enough to frame as a small piece of art. Learn several ways to create greeting cards using scraps of colorful paper and/or fabrics and finish with unique embellishments. No previous experience needed – this is a fun, quick class that should inspire you to make several cards and small works of your creativity!
This class will take place on Zoom. The invite for the class will be sent out after registration.
Instructor: Lori Miller
$20 – Supply kit included
Supply kit pickup will be on 12/15
TH 12/17 6-7pm
Make Your Own Gingerbread House!
HyVee is hosting a virtual cooking event where you can make your own gingerbread house, at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Get in the holiday spirit in this virtual Kids in the Hy-Vee Kitchen Class!
We will be making Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses, Banana Santas, and Hot Chocolate Stocking Stuffers!
To make these recipes with Nina and Katie in real time you will need the following:
For the Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses: -Honey Maid Graham Crackers – 5 per house -4 cups powdered or confectioners sugar -5 Tbsp warm water -3 Tbsp meringue powder -Paper plate or cardboard -Bread knife or serrated knife -Disposable piping bag, or Ziplock bag with a corner cut off -Assorted candy, pretzels, dried fruit, etc, for decorating -Electric mixer -Large bowl For the Banana Santas: -Toothpicks -1 banana -3 strawberries -Mini marshmallows (3) -Marshmallows -Chocolate sprinkles OR chocolate chips For the Hot Chocolate Stocking Stuffers: -1 Mason Jar -1 package of instant hot chocolate mix -Mini chocolate chips -Andes Peppermint Crunch -Mini marshmallows -Holiday Sprinkles
If you have questions or concerns about this class please reach out to Katie at KSchaeffer@hy-vee.com or Nina at NStruss@hy-vee.com.
Get A Kick Out Of TBK Bettplex’s Soccer Camps
TBK Bank Sports Complex, 4850 Competition Drive in Bettendorf, is holding a number of soccer camps right before Christmas!
You can check out the Winter Break Soccer Camp starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The rundown of events is:
10-11:30am 5U-8U Kicks Camp $45
11:30-2:00pm 9U-19U Striker Camp $75
11:30-2:00pm 9U-19U Goalkeeper Camp $75
Winter Nights, Winter Lights Lights Up The Botanical Center
Winter Nights Winter Lights is lighting up the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island!
From now to Jan. 10, every night from 4 to 9 p.m. the outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 130,000 glowing lights. Showcasing our largest light display yet, new areas of our outdoor gardens will be lit, including the Children’s Garden.
Explore the lawns, pond and pocket gardens of our outdoor light exhibit.
Open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and the night of New Year’s Day. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
A small processing fee will be added to all tickets.
All events have limited capacity and are subject to change based on state mandates governing public health.
$8 ADULTS $4 YOUTH 2-15
FREE UNDER 2
$6 ADULTS $2 YOUTH 2-15 FREE UNDER 2
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE FOR TIMED ENTRANCE EVERY 30 MINUTES 4 PM – 8 PM
Valor & Victory Gardens: WWII in the Hawkeye State
When: Now and through Jan 17
Where: German American Heritage Center & Museum (712 W 2nd St. Davenport) https://gahc.org/
WWII was a global conflict that forever altered society and touched the lives of people around the world, including right here in Iowa. The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. With this exhibit we remember and commemorate that momentous occasion. Through local headlines, personal letters, and historic artifacts, we will tell the Quad Cities’ WWII story.
This exhibit is supported by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and was co-curated by GAHC Staff and Arthur Pitz, Ph.D.
The exhibit will be open from September 13 – January 17 and is included with general admission:
Adult: $5 | Senior: $4 | Child: $3 | Member: Free.
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