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

Celebrate Banned Books Week This Week

Barnes and Noble will be taking a stand against censorship as we take part in the online event, Banned Book Week, September 18-24, 2022.

Banned Book Week Slated for September 18-24

We will be hosting nighty book reading events throughout the week and more details will be announced soon! Follow this Facebook page for more details: https://facebook.com/events/s/banned-books-week/625802382486574/

Learn more: https://bannedbooksweek.org/

How many have you loved and may have changed your life? Here is a list compiled by Barnes and Nobles:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/banned-books/_/N-rtm

Blues Fest Returns Next Weekend!

Got the blues?

Well you’re gonna be gettin’ ’em soon, and in a good way!

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society is back in 2022 and will be showcasing an exciting and diverse lineup of established and emerging Blues-based artists. This year’s Festival is September 16-17th in Davenport’s LeClaire Park!

Blues Fest Returns To Iowa In September

Main Stage Friday Lineup

  • Kevin Burt and Big Medicine 5:00-6:15pm
  • Billy Branch and Sons of the Blues 6:45-8:00pm
  • Joe Louis Walker 8:30-9:45pm
  • Sue Foley 10:15-11:45pm

Main Stage Saturday Lineup

  • Ivan Singh 2:00-3:00pm
  • Altered 5 Blues Band 3:30-4:45pm
  • Rick Estrin and the Nightcats 5:15-6:45pm
  • Vanessa Collier 7:15-8:45pm
  • Bernard Allison 9:15-10:45pm

Tent Stage Friday Lineup

  • Avey-Grouws Band 4:00-5:00pm
  • Avey-Grouws Band 6:15-6:45pm
  • Molly Nova & the Hawk 8:00-8:30pm
  • Molly Nova & the Hawk 9:45-10:15pm

Tent Stage Saturday Lineup

  • Kent Burnside 1:00-2:00pm
  • The Soul Searchers 3:00-3:30pm
  • The Soul Searchers 4:45-5:15pm
  • The Matt Woods Band 6:45-7:15pm
  • The Matt Woods Band 8:45-9:15pm

*In the event of an artist cancellation, MVBS reserves the right to substitute a suitable replacement performer.

Advance tickets are $45 online or $60 at the gate.

Day 1: September 16, 2022
Start time: 03:30 p.m.
End time: 11:30 p.m.

Day 2: September 17, 2022
Start time: 12:00 p.m.
End time: 11:30 p.m.

Venue: LeClaire Park

Directions: 400 Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport, IA

Phone: (563) 322-5837

Email: mvbs@mvbs.org

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BLUES FEST

Corn Crib Fall Events Fall In This Week

Fall at Corn Crib Nursery kicks off Friday, September 16th and ends October 30th!

General Admission includes:
-Ziplines
-Tire Mountain
-Barrel Train
-Human Hamster Wheel
-Pedal Cars
-Straw Maze
-Giant Bounce Pad
-Playground
-Tug o’ War
-Grain Bin Basketball
-Farm Animals
-Tire Swings
-And much, much more!!!

General Admission
Ages 0-3 Free
Ages 4-61 $13
Ages 62+ $6

*Pay-to-Play activities are not included in general admission*

Pay-to-Play includes: Paintball, Hayrack Paintball, Pumpkin Slingshot, Pumpkin Cannon, and Tennis Ball Cannon!

We have food & drinks at our concessions!

Our pumpkin shopping area is located just outside of CribFest admissions, so if you are looking for pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, and straw bales, you don’t need to pay an entry fee!

Learn more: CRIBFEST

Corn Crib Nursery Fall Events Kick Off September 16

Bootleg Hill Open Mic Showcases Local Talent

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.

Poet KB Coming To Western Illinois University

 

The Western Illinois University Department of English will host the Fred Ewing Case and Lola Case Writer-in-Residence Thursday, Sept. 15.

This year’s author is KB Brookins, also known as KB, a Black/queer/transmasculine poet, essayist, and cultural worker from Fort Worth, TX.

A craft talk with KB will be held at 3 p.m. in the third floor auditorium of Sherman Hall, followed by a reading and question and answer session at 5 p.m.

KB’s writing has been published in the Academy of American Poets, Huffington Post, American Poetry Review, Teen Vogue, Electric Literature, Okayplayer, Oxford American and elsewhere. They are the author of “How To Identify Yourself with a Wound” (Kallisto Gaia Press, 2022), a chapbook selected by ire’ne laura silva as winner of the Saguaro Poetry Prize. They have earned fellowships from PEN America, Broadway Advocacy Coalition, Lambda Literary and The Watering Hole, among others. Their poem, “Good Grief,” won the Academy of American Poets 2022 Treehouse Climate Action Poem Prize.

Poet KB to Serve as Fred Ewing Case and Lola Case Writer-in-Residence At Western Illinois

The series is sponsored by the WIU Department of English, the Fred Ewing Case and Lola Austin Case Writer-in-Residence program and the WIU College of Arts and Sciences.

The Fred Ewing Case and Lola Austin Case Writer-in-Residence supports bringing national writers of poetry and fiction to WIU each year.

Knitting Workshop Stitching Up Bettendorf

The Creation Studio at the Bettendorf Public Library is meant to be hub for creative exploration. On Saturday, September 17th at 1:00 PM the Bettendorf Public Library will offer community members a hands-on exploration of fiber arts. Creation Studio Workshop: Beginning Knitting is a limited sized class open to teens through adults. Registration is required for this free workshop and can be made at http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/6850135 or by calling the Library at 563-344-4175. The workshop will be held in the Creation Studio of the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf.

Expert knitter Courtney Berry will be the instructor at Creation Studio Workshop: Beginning Knitting. The course will teach participants how to cast on and do the knit stitch. This event is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library. More information about the Creation Studio and other events at the Bettendorf Public Library can be found at the 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.

Bettendorf Public Library’s Creation Studio to present knitting workshop

Food Fight Hits Muscatine Sept. 17

Food Truck Fight® is coming back to Riverside Park in Muscatine, Iowa on Saturday, September 17!

Join us for a day of food trucks, live music, kids activities, game-day broadcast, beverage tent, and more! Enjoy food from local and regional food trucks and cast your vote for your favorite truck! We will crown a new Food Truck Fight Champion® at 7:00pm.

$10 General Admission at the entry gate on the day of the event OR a purchase a VIP Ticket in advance.

Visit www.FoodTruckFight.com for additional details!

Food Truck Fight

Check Out The Quad-Cities Latest Outdoor Music Venue

Free music from local artists will rock Davenport’s newest riverfront venue, Quinlan Court every Thursday!

Front Street Brewery and local food trucks will be onsite for food and beverage purchases.

Food trucks and beverages at 6:00 p.m. with music starting at 7:00 p.m.

Learn more here: davenportiowa.com/riverfront

Featured artists upcoming include:

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September 15 | Mo&Co

September 22 | FlatTop

September 29 | TBD

River Music Experience’s Live At 5 Rolls Out All Summer

It’s that time of year, the 2022 season of Live@Five is taking place in Davenport’s RME Courtyard Fridays at 5pm for FREE live music.

 

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9/9 – Blues Rock-It

sponsored by Lobo’s Salsa

9/16 – Flash In A Pan

sponsored by Wind Dancer Boutique

9/23 – Jordan Danielsen Band

sponsored by The Planning Center

9/30 – Orangadang

sponsored by Zeke’s Island Cafe

Get The Blues Every Wednesday At Kavanaugh’s

The Hilltop is THE neighborhood bar and grill of the Quad Cities. Featuring the best local draft beer selection and great food. It’s at 1228 38th St., Rock Island.

And every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the Hilltop you can check out some awesome local musicians at the open mic blues jam.

So if you like the blues, head to the Hilltop on Wednesdays!

Get The Blues, In A Good Way, At Rock Island's Kavanaugh's Hilltop Tonight

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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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