Happy Thanksgiving week!

Want something to be thankful for? QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week!

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.

FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com!

So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …

Shop Local At Ragged This Black Friday

Looking for that perfect gift for the music lover on your holiday list?

Shop local and check out Ragged Records, 311 1/2 21st St., Rock Island for their Black Friday Record Day sale!

Black Friday Record Store Day is back at Ragged Records, but this time with new guidelines. Line up outside to get your number at 8AM. From 9AM-11AM we’ll be calling numbers and letting five customers in at a time. Masks are required and hand sanitizer will be available. The rest of the store will not be available to browse until 11AM. We know how important Record Store Day is to our customers and we’re trying to do this as safe and responsible as possible. Please exercise caution when it comes to social distancing.

For more info, see here.

See The Holiday Lights At Fejervary

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
Dates: 11/28/20–1/3/21
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.

Shop Small With Small Business Saturday

Forget Amazon this year, small businesses need you! Join us Saturday, November 28th from 7:00-4:00 for Small Business Saturday! We have 30+ businesses here for our holiday pop-up shop and the Iron + Grain Boutiques are ready to get you in the holiday spirit.
Due to the state of IL mandate, only 25 people will be allowed in at a time and masks are required. Please stay home if you are sick or have been sick.
Thank you again to our event sponsor, MetroNet. MetroNet is a customer-focused company providing cutting-edge fiber optic telecommunication services, including high-speed Fiber Internet, full-featured Fiber Phone, Fiber IPTV with a wide variety of programming and products.

Get Your Aura Back In Line With This Workshop

Looking to escape some Thanksgiving stress and get yourself aligned for the holidays?

Check out the Restorative Yoga & Crystal Meditation Workshop 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Friendship Center, 129 W. 2nd St., Muscatine.

It’s hosted by Energy 108, and you can get more details here.

Winter Nights, Winter Lights Lights Up The Botanical Center

Winter Nights Winter Lights begins lighting up the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, this weekend!

From Nov. 19 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
MEMBERS
$6 ADULTS $2 YOUTH 2-15 FREE UNDER 2
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE FOR TIMED ENTRANCE EVERY 30 MINUTES 4 PM – 8 PM

Like the Night People?

Are you a fan of Quad-Cities classic band The Night People?

You’ll want to check out Rob Dahms and Gary Pearson of the band performing 7 to 10 p.m. at Bootleg Hill Honey Meads, 321 E. 3rd St., Davenport.

It’s a nice place, features wine made from honey, beer made from honey, and music from Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Famers from The Night People playing great music of the ’60s and ’70s. Have fun!

For more info, check it here.

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

Pop Up Gift Shop and Window Display Poppin’ Up

Good times are poppin’ up at the Pop up Gift Shop, happenin’ through Sunday Nov 29 at Quad City Arts (1715 2nd Ave Rock Island).

For more info, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/348641979902773

Festival of Trees may not be happening at the River Center this year, but there is still plenty to see and do! Come visit the Rock Island Gallery and check out Quad City Arts’ pop-up gift shop and window display, open November 21-29.

You can still purchase a limited edition, Festival of Trees exclusive Isabel Bloom sculpture, purchase honor tree ornaments, and bid on a select number of designs and VIP Baskets! Plus, when you do your holiday shopping with us, you can be confident that your purchases are helping to support bringing high-quality arts experiences to our community.

Pop Up Gift Shop Hours are:

Monday, November 23: 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday, November 24: 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday, November 25: 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday, November 26: CLOSED
Friday, November 27: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, November 28: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, November 29: 10 am – 4 pm

31st Annual Quad City Christmas Arts & Craft Fair Coming To Rock Island

When: Friday Nov 27 through Sunday Nov 29
Where: QCCA Expo Center (2621 4th Ave Rock Island)
https://www.facebook.com/events/816468328820280

The Quad City Christmas Arts & Craft Fair is 80% country crafts and 20% fine arts. This is the largest indoor handcrafted fair in the area.

Festival of Trees Holiday Hustle 5k Walk/Run Hustling In

Get your hustle on for a good cause anywhere you want to be Nov 30 through Dec 5 with the Festival of Trees Holiday Hustle!
For more info, check out https://rrhh.ticketleap.com/

Rock River Hospice & Home is hosting a Festival of Trees Holiday Hustle Virtual 5K Walk/Run. The idea is to set your own goal of doing a 5K and do it at your own pace, completing your goal within a week. Walk around your house, the neighborhood, favorite park or on your treadmill, while maintaining social distancing and still have a meaningful walk to honor and remember your loved one(s).

With each ticket purchase, you will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt.* Tickets must be purchased by November 1 to receive t-shirt. Shirts will need to be picked up at the Rock River Hospice & Home office.

While on your walk, dress up in your festive Holiday attire to make it more fun and share your photos by tagging them on Facebook (@rockriverhospiceandhome) or Instagram (@rockriverhospice) and use the hashtag #FOTHOLIDAYHUSTLE. One submission will be chosen at random to receive a $25.00 gift card.

Sponsored by CGH Medical Center, Sauk Valley Bank, Breck & Sheri Loos, Frantz Manufacturing.

 

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