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So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …
Quad City Interfaith Breakfast Being Served Up
The Quad City Interfaith Breakfast will be serving up their 12th annual fundraising breakfast from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, at 3420 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport.
Two Options are available this year.
Option 1: We will have Drive thru pick up available from 7:00am to 8:30am at Edwards Church 3420 Jersey Ridge Rd. Davenport, IA 52807
Option 2: We will also offer deliveries. Delivery will be available from 7am to 10am. Please email email@example.com to get on the delivery list.
This event will showcase out work as people of faith to transform our world and establish justice as you drive through.
Guest will be asked to make a charitable contribution to support Quad Cities Interfaith’s mission!
Winter Nights Winter Lights Lights Up 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
$6 ADULTS $2 YOUTH 2-15 FREE UNDER 2
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE FOR TIMED ENTRANCE EVERY 30 MINUTES 4 PM – 8 PM
Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner At Martin Luther King Center
Martin Luther King Center, 630 9th St., Rock Island, is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner.
Enjoy a delicious, free Thanksgiving meal. All are welcome!
Thanksgiving at the King Center will be a bit different this year. We will provide delivery and curb-side pickup for three days (November 20-22). There will be no dine-in service this year.
If you would like us to deliver 25 or more meals to one location, please call 309 732 2999 to reserve.
More details to come!
This event is made possible through the hard work and dedication of hundreds of volunteers, many of whom have been coming back for more than a decade.
If you would like to sign up to volunteer, call 309 732 2999
This event is generously funded by grants from @Moline Foundation and @UnityPoint Health – Quad Cities Muscatine, and sponsorships from Cribbs Landscaping and Liberty Packaging.
KWQC-TV6 Bringing Festival Of Trees To TV This Year
We are bringing the magic of Festival to you this year! Tune into the Festival of Trees Holiday Special on KWQC-TV6 on November 21 at 10 am to kick off the season with us. This first-ever Festival experience will include CenterStage performances, Festival memories, and interviews – plus, a chance to learn more about how you can make a difference by supporting Festival of Trees Day of Giving. And of course, hear a message from Santa himself!
Spread holiday cheer by supporting the arts and making a gift to the Festival of Trees Day of Giving campaign. Festival of Trees provides funding support for Quad City Arts programs like the Visiting Artist Series, Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship, public sculpture, and more. Without the main event this year, we are relying on the support of our community to help us continue to expand programming into the future.
The annual Teen Anime Day is going virtual! All Teens ages 11-19 are invited to register for a special Teen Anime Day To Go activity kit and to attend a special Zoom party with the Davenport Public Library, the Figge Art Museum and special guest, “JAPANNA” anna ito, founder at Japan Shinzen Art and Culture International! Each Teen Anime Day To Go kit will include cups of ramen, tea, and candy sushi supplies plus some simple crafts, drawing activities, and swag. Registered teens will be invited to attend a virtual Teen Anime Day on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 1:00pm featuring a live trivia contest with prizes, greeting-card-making featuring Japanese calligraphy and creative-ZEN meditation, group drawing activities, demonstrations of the crafts and snacks included in the kit, and more! Contact Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Supplies are limited and registration is required.
This kit is expected to be available for pickup Friday, Nov. 13 and will be held through Wednesday, November 25. You will receive an email when your box is ready to be picked up. Kits not picked up by end of day on Wednesday, November 25, will be made available for those on the waitlist or for outreach. If you need a later pickup date, please contact Youth Services at email@example.com.
Mandela Effect Making Local Debut At Gypsy Highway
The Mandela Effect is coming to Gypsy Highway, 2606 W. Locust St., Davenport, making their area debut!
Please make welcome for their first appearance at The Gypsy Highway, The Mandela Effect from Cedar Rapids Iowa. The Mandela Effect plays a wide variety of classic and timeless tunes from the 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond. We play songs you’ll remember, but not the way you remember them! Some of our favorite bands to cover are The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Cream, Blind Faith, The Doors, WAR, Dr. Hook, Savoy Brown, Bill Withers, Billy Preston, George Benson, The Police, ZZ Top and TaLkInG HeAdS. Our primary goal is to help create lasting musical memories for our guests that are REAL!
• Tommy Bruner – guitar/vocals (Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee)
• Billy Bourbon – guitar/vocals (Texas guitar hero)
• Randy ‘Bird’ Burghdoff – bass/vocals (bassist for Motown recording artist, Rare Earth)
• Terry McDowell – drums
Virtual Writers Studio Scribbling In On Saturday
The Virtual Writers Studio hosted by Ryan Collins and the Midwest Writing Center will scribble in online from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Here are the details:
Writer’s Studio will be meeting virtually in the private Facebook Group listed below at the regular time (1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, 11am-1pm).
Writer’s Studio regulars or anyone interested in sharing and discussing their work in a constructive space, we’ve started a private group on Facebook for writers to connect while not meeting in-person.
Please see the link below to join the group We will also be sharing other writing and community resources on the main MWC page.
Meetings are always free & open.
Please take care & stay safe.
Writer’s Studio Private Group:
Writers Studio is one of the longest-running writing groups in the Quad Cities!
Meets the first & third Saturdays of every month, unless otherwise posted.
Informal writing critique group for all ages, all genres, all experience levels.
Bring a few pages to read to the group and get feedback, or just come and join the conversation.
Free and open to everyone. No registration needed.
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Midwest Writing Center is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Writers’ Studio November 21, 2020
Time: Nov 21, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 834 6868 6239
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Karpeles Museum Holding Painting Party
A painting party will be held at Karpeles Museum, 700 22nd St., Rock Island, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22.
Join us at the Karpeles Museum for a fun day of painting!
I will guide you through each and every step of this beautiful fall landscape as you let your creativity flow! No experience is needed.
This painting will be $30 per person. Please message us if you’d like to reserve a spot! Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or Venmo @karie-rauch. Preregistration is required to guarantee you a seat! Can’t wait to see you all there!
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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.
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