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Painting Parties, Cake At RIBCO, Spicy Comedy 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.

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So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on …

Nada Surf surfing into Davenport

Nada Surf, MercyMe, Military Appreciation Week, And More In This Week's FUN10!American indie rock legends Nada Surf will be coming to Davenport for the first time, Friday, Nov. 12, for a single show at The Raccoon Motel.

Tickets for Nada Surf  are available NOW!

TICKETS to all Raccoon Motel shows can be purchased HERE!!

Mitchell Tenpenny Coming To Rust Belt

To Us It Did Tour featuring Mitchell Tenpenny with Drew Green will hit East Moline‘s Rust Belt Friday, November 12, 2021.
Doors open at 7 p.m., show is at 8.
Mitchell Tenpenny
Since the release of his debut single, “Drunk Me,” Riser House/Columbia Nashville artist Mitchell Tenpenny has set new standards for Nada Surf, MercyMe, Military Appreciation Week, And More In This Week's FUN10!breakout success in country music. The 2X Platinum-certified, No. 1 hit was taken from his introductory album,Telling All My Secrets, and earned him the best first week showing for any major label country debut LP in 2018. To date, “Drunk Me” has amassed nearly 490 million on-demand streams. In the year that followed, the “winning” singer (theNew York Times) was nominated for New Male Artist of the Year at the ACM Awards and Breakthrough Video (“Drunk Me”) at the CMT Music Awards and saw his “Alcohol You Later” single certify gold. He also kicked off his first headlining concert series, the “Anything She Says Tour,” with labelmates and award-winning duo Seaforth who joined as support and were also featured on the gold-selling song, “Anything She Says.”
During 2020’s pandemic, Mitchell delivered four songs to his fans including “Can’t Go To Church,” “Here,” his cover of “Someone You Loved,” and “Broken Up, as well as releasing the Neon Christmas EP for the holidays.
This New Year’s day, Mitchell partnered with PEOPLE MAGAZINE to announce “Bucket List” and filmed the song’s music video in conjunction with the state of Arizona, crossing off a few of his bucket list places to visit; among them Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and Lake Powell/Antelope Canyon.
Drew Green
As a McMinnville, Tennessee, native, Drew Green grew up just beyond earshot of Nashville’s storied country music industry. Now, after years of thriving as one of Music Row’s most prolific songwriters, the singer is poised for an equally fruitful artist career. With his debut track, “Little More Be Alright,” Green counts the blessings of his well-earned success. Lyrically, it’s a prayer of sorts — he gives thanks for what he has, while acknowledging that there’s always room for more when it comes to time spent with loved ones.
The sentiment hits home for Green, a family man whose work as a songwriter has notched high positions on four Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase charts. He’s had to dedicate long hours, years at a time to honing his craft, but in the end, he wouldn’t have it any other way.
“I’ve realized over my years of songwriting,” he says, “that it’s not just about luck. For me, it’s about working hard and staying passionate. Sometimes I feel like I really couldn’t live without writing songs.”

Protomartyr Coming To Raccoon Motel

Nada Surf, MercyMe, Military Appreciation Week, And More In This Week's FUN10!Protomartyr will be coming to Davenport‘s Raccoon Motel, 315 E. 2nd St., at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10!

For tickets, click here!

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Military Appreciation Activities Held At WIU

Western Illinois University honors military service throughout the year. In recognition of Veterans Day, WIU will host military appreciation activities through Thursday, Nov. 11.

Participants in any University-sponsored event or facility are expected to be vaccinated, and all staff, faculty, students and guests are required to wear a face covering in all campus indoor settings.

Thursday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Flags of Love
Chandler Park

The recognition begins with volunteers setting up the Flags of Love at 7 a.m. in Chandler Park on Veteran’s Day, Thursday, Nov. 11. The flags will be taken down at 5 p.m. the same day

Thursday, Nov. 11 – 11 a.m.-noon
Military Tribute Ceremony
Sherman Hall flag pole

The ceremony will honor veterans and service members. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Sherman Hall Auditorium, third floor.

Thursday, Nov. 11 – 7:30 pm
Veterans Appreciation Concert
COFAC Recital Hall and http://www.youtube.com/channel/UChfAsJbg26wdJ5WUSJwitQQ

The WIU School of Music will present a special Veteran Appreciation Concert at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 11 in the COFAC Recital Hall. The concert is presented by the Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mike Fansler, with guest vocalist Alphonzo Cooper, Jr. The attendance in the hall will be capped at 100 audience members; interested people can reserve free tickets the week prior to the event by contacting Joanie Herbert at je-herbert@wiu.edu. The concert will also be livestreamed so people at home can join.

WIU Athletics will also be recognizing veterans during Saturday’s football game between the Leathernecks and Illinois State University on Hanson Field.

For more information about any of the activities, contact the Veterans Resource Center at (309) 298-3505.
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Mercy Me Coming To Moline’s TaxSlayer Center

Nada Surf, MercyMe, Military Appreciation Week, And More In This Week's FUN10!Mercy Me will bring their inhale (exhale) fall tour to Moline‘s TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11.

Tickets start at $25 and are on sale HERE.

All ages require a ticket. Doors open at 6:00 pm NO BAG POLICY: Bags will no longer be permitted in the arena with the exception of a small 5 x 7 clutch purse or a small diaper bag if entering with an infant. WALK-THRU METAL DETECTORS: Fans will be required to enter through a walk-thru magnetometer (similar to the type used in airports). CASHLESS CONCESSIONS AND MERCHANDISE: The TaxSlayer Center will have cashless transactions to encourage contactless payment for food and beverage or retail purchases.

Emmy-nominated “monuments men” showcased at Figge Art Museum

Truth First Film Alliance is partnering with the Figge Art Museum to present the “Stout Hearted: George Stout and the Guardians of Art” on Veterans Day evening November 11,, 2021. The documentary will screen free to the public at 6:30 p.m. in the Figge’s John Deere Auditorium. Director Kevin J. Kelley and producer Marie Wilkes will take part in Q&A following the 81-minute film. Veterans will be admitted free to the Figge Art Museum exhibits all day on Veterans Day. Admission is free to others from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. This special program is sponsored by the Northwest Illinois Film Office, Produce Iowa, Visit Quad Cities, and The Axis Hotel.

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Tammy and Kelly Rundle own Fourth Wall Films in Moline.

“Stout Hearted: George Stout and the Guardians of Art” tells the story of George L. Stout, an art student from Winterset, Iowa, who became the leader of the Monuments Men during World War II. This group, a military special forces unit, was assigned the mission of retrieving stolen art from the Nazis. The film also explores Stout’s pioneering efforts in the areas of art conservation, which elevated this discipline into the world of modern science. Many of his innovations are used today to preserve masterworks from deterioration and extinction. Today, the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield continues the work of Stout L. Stout and The Monuments Men by protecting cultural heritage globally.

In the Hollywood film “Monuments Men”, George Stout was played by actor George Clooney.

“Stout Hearted: George Stout and the Guardians of Art”, was produced by Marie Wilkes and directed by Kevin J. Kelley. The film recently received a Mid-America Emmy nomination.

“What’s so great about documentary films, or any film, is that you take the audience through the journey of this subject and then at the end you feel like you’ve been somewhere,” said Kelley.

Kelley has won two Mid-America EMMY Awards©, two CINE Golden Eagle Awards, and three New York Festivals World Medals. Together the couple’s work has screened nationally and internationally at film festivals in Los Angeles, New York, London, Spain and Germany, and aired on HBO, PBS, ABC, CBS and ESPN. Wilkes is president of New Mile Media Arts, Kelley’s nonprofit film production company.

The Figge Art Museum is located at 225 West 2nd Street in Davenport, Iowa. This is the first public program sponsored by Truth First Film Alliance, Inc. All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks inside the museum, as per the CDC guidelines.

Truth First Film Alliance, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports and encourages the production and exhibition of documentary films, and narrative films based on true stories, through public presentations and educational programs in the Quad Cities region. For more information, visit TruthFirstFilmAlliance.org.

Composer presenting program on his music at Library

The Bettendorf Public Library’s music listening event series, Trax from the Stax, is offering an inside look at the creation of film score on November 11th at 7:00 PM. Davenport musician Neal Smith, who has recently composed, arranged, performed, and recorded a score of the Nada Surf, MercyMe, Military Appreciation Week, And More In This Week's FUN10!film “The Land Beyond the Sunset,” will be presenting the program. Trax from the Stax does not require registration and takes place at the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf.

Created as a silent film, historian William K. Everson called “The Land Beyond the Sunset” “the screen’s first genuinely lyrical film.” The 15-minute long film was originally released in 1912 by the studios of Thomas Edison. Mr. Smith will present the film with its new soundtrack and discuss its history and the process of composing for it. Trax from the Stax is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

ABOUT the Bettendorf Public Library Information Center: Located at 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722, the Library’s mission is “Committed to providing access to information and ideas for all.” For more information, visit www.bettendorflibrary.com or call 563-344-4175.

Tractor Fest Rolling Into East Moline

The 2021 Mecum Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier vintage tractor auction will be held at the brand new and incredibly modern Bend XPO venue on the Mississippi River in East Moline, Illinois, this Nov. 11-13. This action-packed auction event will feature 400 vintage tractors, 100 vintage trucks and 375 lots of Road Art available for on-site inspection and purchase. Currently, there are 17 private tractor collections Nada Surf, MercyMe, Military Appreciation Week, And More In This Week's FUN10!consigned to the Fall Premier auction, and they include the makes of International, John Deere, Oliver, Allis-Chalmers, Ford and more.

Among the featured tractors consigned to the auction is an impressive group of steel-wheel examples, including a rare 1932 Keck-Gonnerman 30-60 N (Lot F49) with extensions on the rear and painted in original colors that were sourced from a preserved, original Model N, as well as an Aultman & Taylor 30-60 (Lot F30) with an original air start setup and extensions. The latter example has been stored inside for the duration of the consignor’s time owning it.

Another featured tractor to be offered is a unique piece of iron in the form of a 1959 John Deere 430 Crawler (Lot F55). This tractor is believed to be something like a prototype model of the John Deere crawlers later produced in the 1970s. Outfitted with a Hi-Crop Track System, this machine made uprooting forestry a more efficient process. A “new-from-the-factory” 1978 International 986 (Lot S30) with only 35 original hours and factory tags will also be offered.

Nearly 100 vintage trucks will cross the auction block in Gone Farmin’s Big Truck vintage-truck auction. A 1956 Peterbilt 350 COE (Lot K18) with an extensive three-year restoration and a 275 HP Cummins Diesel with a rare supercharger from the Keane Thummel Collection is among the selection available. An early production 1953 Peterbilt 280 Conventional (Lot K21), also from the Keane Thummel Collection, with a 262 HP Cummins turbo diesel engine will be offered as well. For those who love Internationals, a 1955 Westcoaster RD 405 Custom Modified (Lot K17) with a Cummins 220 with backdrop manifold is another attractive option to consider.

In addition to the vintage tractors and trucks, 375 lots of Road Art, including a collection of signs from the Keane Thummel Collection, will be offered. Two single-sided smalt signs from McCormick-Deering (Lot M96) and John Deere (Lot M97) are set to cross the auction block as well.

The Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. To register as a bidder, visit Mecum.com. Admission to the auction will be $15 per person, per day. Children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. The Fall Premier will be broadcast on Facebook Live on Friday, Nov. 12, featuring cohosts Max Armstrong and Amanda Trudell, along with announcers Max Wilson, Wendell Kelch and Carl Downs. A portion of the auction will be broadcast live on RFD-TV from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. The entire event will be streamed live at Mecum.com. For more information about the auction, to consign a tractor, truck or to register to bid, visit Mecum.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.

Schedule:
Mecum Auctions Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier
Bend XPO
922 Mississippi Parkway
East Moline, IL 61244
Nov. 11-13, 2021

Admission: $15 per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission
Auction: (Gates open at 7 a.m. Nov. 11 and 7 a.m. Nov. 12-13)

Nov. 11
9 a.m. – Toys and Road Art
Vintage Trucks to follow at approximately 3 p.m.

Nov. 12
9 a.m. – Tractors
Signs & Farm Relics to follow the Tractors

Nov. 13
9 a.m. – Tractors
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. RFD-TV Live Broadcast Coverage

Club For Aspiring Authors Coming To Library

Aspiring authors of all levels are invited to share their work and deepen their skills at the Bettendorf Writing Club hosted by the Bettendorf Nada Surf, MercyMe, Military Appreciation Week, And More In This Week's FUN10!Public Library. On Thursday, November 11th, the club will meet at the library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. The free event does not require registration and starts at 6:30 PM.

The Bettendorf Writing Club is designed to give writers the chance to share short pieces of their work and includes writing exercises along with a brief lesson from seasoned authors. The club is designed for adults and takes place on the second Thursday of each month. More information about this and other library events can be found on the Bettendorf Public Library’s website at www.bettendorflibrary.com or by calling 563-344-4179.

ABOUT the Bettendorf Public Library Information Center: Located at 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722, the Library’s mission is “Committed to providing access to information and ideas for all.” For more information, visit www.bettendorflibrary.com or call 563-344-4175.

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 Mother's Day At Beaux Arts, Ale Trail, A 'Hamilton' Star In Town And More In Today's FUN10!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.

#LiveFromDavenportItsTriviaNight

presented by Think & Drink Entertainment.

 

 

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Nada Surf, MercyMe, Military Appreciation Week, And More In This Week's FUN10!
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 over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.