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Opera, Winter Lights, Quilting, Haus Of Ruckus And MORE In This Week’s FUN10!

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week!

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.

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 …

TODAY Is The Last Day For Winter Nights Winter Lights

The Quad City Botanical Center is presenting the fifth annual Winter Nights Winter Lights for the last time TODAY!

The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 160,000 glowing lights, showcasing our largest light display yet. Explore the Sun Garden, Children’s Garden, lawns, pond and pocket gardens of our outdoor light exhibit as you experience our largest fundraiser of the year.

Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night and visit the outdoor events canopy for hot cocoa and treats for purchase by Taste Buds, a Downtown Rock Island business we are proud to partner with.

Bring the kids for free crafts to make and take or plan your visit on one of our special event nights.

New this year, Botanical Center members and FunBundle members will enjoy free admission Wednesday nights during the exhibit. Memberships can be purchased on qcgardens.com.

Winter Nights Winter Lights Lighting Up Rock Island's Quad City Botanical CenterEXHIBIT DATES AND TIMES

ENDING Jan 2, Daily*, 5-9PM


$8 Adults, $4 Youth 2-15, Under 2 Free

QC Botanical Center Members and FunBundle Members

receive $2 off Admission

Quad City Botanical Center members and FunBundle members enjoy free admission Wednesday nights throughout the exhibit duration. Members must show membership card upon entry.

Tickets available on qcgardens.com.

Opera Quad Cities Returning

Davenport – Opera Quad Cities will celebrate its return from a two year hiatus with a recital featuring Davenport native Nicholas Fahrenkrug, baritone, and Greek pianist Eleonora Apostolidi.

The event, which begins at 7:00 PM Sunday, January 9 in the Great Hall at Davenport’s Trinity Cathedral, is sponsored by Opera Quad Cities and features Mr. Fahrenkrug and Ms. Apostolidi, members of the Apollo Duo. The duo will present the complete song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin by Franz Schubert.

Opera Quad Cities Hosts Davenport Native In Recital January 9

Composed in 1823, the set of twenty songs is based on the poetry of Wilhelm Müller. The main character is a young wanderer who falls in love with the beautiful daughter of the local miller. Throughout the song cycle, he keeps all his thoughts to himself. There is no interaction between characters other than the conversations that the wanderer has with the brook. Eventually the wanderer realizes the miller’s daughter might be in love with a hunter, and not him. In his despair, the song cycle concludes with a dramatic and tragic final aria.

If you go:

What: Die Schöne Müllerin, performed by the Apollo Duo

When: Sunday, January 9 at 7:00 PM

Where: Great Hall, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 121 W. 12th Street, Davenport, Iowa

Who: Open to the public

Cost: Free to attend but donations will be accepted

All guests are required to wear masks per Covid-19 protocol.

For more information, please contact Kristin Bruchmann at 563-940-9015, or Ron May at rmay2000@aol.com

Get Your Quilting On Throughout January At Davenport Library

Do you love sewing and your Library? Then you have the perfect combination for adding to our community quilt project! Love your Library, but don’t sew at all? You’re still perfect for adding to our quilt!  Using books, reading, or community as the theme, create your own one-of-a-kind 10″ quilt block to donate to our project. The finished quilt will be displayed at one of our Library locations throughout the spring. Register to pick up a 10″ square to design, or bring your finished block to the service desk at any Library location between January 3rd, 2022 and January 28th, 2022.

For more information, visit https://bit.ly/dpl-communityquiltproject.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the Library at (563) 326-7832.

Community Quilt Project Unfolds at the Davenport Public Library

Haus Of Ruckus Returning To The Mockingbird On Main

The Haus Of Ruckus, the company of artists behind the critically acclaimed “Jacques”alope is back with another unique endeavor.

This time,The Haus will present a wholly original play written three different times by three different writers. We Wrote This In A Day (don’t yell at us) is A unique and exciting 24 hour theatre experience put on by a wonderful group of incredibly sleep deprived performers.

The finished product will be presented January 8 LTC and 9th at 7:34pm at The Mockingbird On Main in Downtown Davenport, Iowa. Tickets only $10 and and the presentation is rated PG 13 for some content they don’t know about yet.

Details and tickets can be found here:


The Haus of Ruckus Returns to The Mockingbird!

Get Fit Every Sunday On The Skybridge

Get Fit on the Davenport Sky Bridge!

Free fitness every Sunday at 9am. Beat those winter blues, keep those cold muscles active and share a smile or a high 5 with some great people! There is about 50 mins tonwalk, jog run, climb stairs, shake your hips with Zumba and so much more! Positive quotes are hung throughout the course that you go at your own pace at. At the end we draw for prizes thanks to local businesses donating ever week! Wear layers it gets warm inside, water available, and a great playlist!

Skybridge Fitness, Fleetwood Mac, Pre-Resolutions Fun, And More In This Week's FUN10!

Rock With Rock Star Bingo

Rock Star Bingo
EVERY Wednesday Night @ 7pm
The Tangled Wood (Bettendorf, IA)
B-I-N-G-O +
Name That Tune +
Sing-a-longsRock Star Bingo 

FREE To Play
Win FREE drinks!
Skybridge Fitness, Fleetwood Mac, Pre-Resolutions Fun, And More In This Week's FUN10!
Think you know your music?
If you know what song contains these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo!
“And she’s watching him with those eyes,
And she’s loving him with that body, I just know it,
Yeah ‘n’ he’s holding her in his arms late, late at night.”
What is Rock Star Bingo?
Just like “regular” bingo, but we replaced bingo numbers, like “B16”, with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner!!
It’s the most fun you will ever have playing bingo!

Need Help With Your Resume?

Those thinking about a new career can find help this January at the Bettendorf Public Library. On January 6th the Library, along with Black Hawk College’s Angela Striegel, is hosting a presentation to help job seekers craft attention-grabbing resumes. This workshop will take place at 7:00 PM and is available both in person and online. In-person attendees will meet at the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. The online attendance will be available live via GoToMeeting. Registration is limited and required to attend this event. Those wishing to sign up to attend in person or virtually can visit http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/5796203 or call 563-344-4175.

Need Help With Your Resume? Check Out This Program At Bettendorf Public Library

Presenter, Angela Striegel, is the Coordinator of Career Planning and Placement at Black Hawk College. Her presentation will cover information and tips on creating and updating resumes. Time for questions and answers will be included after the presentation. This free program is a collaboration between the Bettendorf Public Library and Black Hawk College. More information about this and other Bettendorf Public Library events can be found 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 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….

Opera, Winter Lights, Quilting, Haus Of Ruckus And MORE In This Week's FUN10!

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.

Winter Reading Program Begins This Week

The Davenport Public Library is excited to offer the annual Winter
Reading Program!

From January 1 to January 31, Davenport Public Library will be participating in Beanstack’s
Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group.

The Winter Reading Program is open to all ages and all are encouraged to participate in this fun

Davenport Public Library Announcing Winter Reading ProgramParticipants are asked to read at least 1 book during the month of January and keep
track of reading progress on our Beanstack site: davenportlibrary.beanstack.com or by accessing
a paper log located at each Davenport Public Library Location. For more chances to earn tickets,
complete the 6 activities through the app or on the paper form. Make sure to turn in printed logs
by January 31st for a chance to win a grand prize!


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