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Find Fun Fall Events In Illinois And Iowa With Our FUN10!

Hope the fall season is treating you well so far!

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!

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…

Benefit For Jackie Celske Saturday

Jackie Celske, Augie grad and devoted Quad Citizen, has battled a host of autoimmune diseases for 16 years.

After two unsuccessful surgeries that required her to quit her job earlier this year, Jackie recently began an experimental immunotherapy in Boynton Beach, FL. Oncologist and hematologist, Dr. Maharaj, has discovered that Jackie’s immune system is rapidly deteriorating, causing persistent inflammation in her nervous system, significant pain and organ damage.

This new treatment will hopefully restore her immune cell function so she can get back to her life in the QC – pain free.

Unfortunately, Jackie’s “Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary” attempt at regaining her health is not covered by insurance. All proceeds from this benefit will help cover rising medical bills associated with treatment (now over $65,000).

The fundraiser will be held at The Iconic Event & Reception Venue in downtown Rock Island on Saturday, October 22nd at 5pm. A taco dinner buffet will be held as well as live music from the Dani Lynn Howe Band. We will also have raffles and a silent auction.

If you are interested in supporting Jackie by donating a raffle or silent auction item, contact Jennifer at 309-337-9326.

If you aren’t able to join us, donations to help with medical bills can be made directly to Jackie via Venmo- @JackieCelske or via PayPal to J.Celske@gmail.com

A huge thank you to Iconic Event & Reception Venue for hosting this event!

Benefit to Support Jackie Celske Slated for October 22

Oktoberfest Gets Its Drank On

Join the rest of the Quad Cities at the Hauberg Estate on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022, from 12 PM to 9 PM for the Second Annual Oktoberfest Quad Cities!

Oktoberfest Hits Rock Island’s Hauberg Estate October 22

Celebrate the QC’s German roots no matter what your heritage is! Kids activities offered starting at 12 PM and various games like trivia and pretzel toss offered throughout the day.

Other activities include:

  • Ceremonial keg tapping at 4:00 PM.
  • Live music with Die Musikmeisters from 4:30-8:30 PM.
    Food, beer, and souvenir mugs will be available for purchase.
  • Wear your best Oktoberfest finery for a chance to be crowned King & Queen of Oktoberfest QC!

Admission is free from 12-4 PM and after 4:00 is ticketed entry. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free!

Tickets available August 1st, 2022: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-qc-2022-tickets-392636535447?fs=e&s=clhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-qc-2022-tickets-392636535447?fs=e&s=cl

Pride of the Wapsi Pumpkin Patch Blooming

Pride of the Wapsi is a popular eastern Iowa Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze destination. You’re sure to be lost, laughin’ and lovin’ it in our exciting corn maze. With more than 30+ fall fest attractions, Pride of the Wapsi is proud to once again offer plenty of farmtastic fun for the whole family!

Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze: October 1st-30th
Weekdays: Thursday – Sunday
Hours: 10am – 5pm

Address: 14600 305th St, Long Grove, IA 50036

To learn more about the pumpkin patch and corn maze follow this link to our website: PRIDE OF THE WAPSI

Long Grove Fall Festivities Kick Off October 1

‘Rocky Horror’ Is Back At Speakeasy

That sweet transvestite is back this October with his motley crew!

On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean cut kids, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, get caught in a storm and end up at the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank ‘n’ Furter, who is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments!

 

WARNING: “The Rocky Horror Show” is not recommended for the easily offended. This show deals with MATURE subject matters in an IMMATURE way!! If sex, drugs, rock & roll, adultery, cross-dressing, aliens and above all, SHOW TUNES are not your cup of tea, this may not be the show for you! If you are still reading at this point we promise you are going to LOVE IT!

No outside props are allowed to be brought in. We will be selling prop bags to use during the show for $4.00.

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Friday, October 21
Doors: 6:00, Show: 7:15 (18 and older)
Doors: 10:00, Show: 11:00 (21 and older)

Saturday, October 22
Doors: 6:00, Show: 7:15 (18 and older)
Doors: 10:00, Show: 11:00 (21 and older)

Friday, October 28
Doors: 6:00, Show: 7:15 (18 and older)
Doors: 10:00, Show: 11:00 (21 and older)

Saturday, October 29
Doors: 6:00, Show: 7:15 (18 and older)
Doors: 10:00, Show: 11:00 (21 and older)

Sunday, October 30
Doors: 5:00, Show: 6:00 (18 and older)

ALL TICKETS ARE $25 IN ADVANCE AND $30 THE DAY OF THE SHOW.

Make Reservations online at www.thecirca21speakeasy.com or by calling 309-786-7733 ext. 2.

‘Stranger Things’ Trivia Coming To Blue Cat

Blue Cat Brewing Co. is all about bringing the fun! Celebrate the magic of the beloved television series with a special trivia night!

Stranger Things Trivia
Wednesday, October 19th @ 7pm
Blue Cat Brewing Co. (Rock Island, IL)

Covering ALL 4 Seasons!

*FREE To Play
*Up To 8 People per Team
*Win House Cash & Prizes

Learn more: STRANGER THINGS TRIVIA

Blue Cat Hosting “Stranger Things” Trivia Night

Dia De Los Muertos Parade Coming Up This Week

Through Mercado on Fifth’s inaugural Día de los Muertos Parade, the organization will encourage organizations and families to honor and celebrate the lives of their loved ones and to show appreciation for the traditions that surround the holiday. Sponsored by R3 Roofing and Exteriors, the first annual Día de los Muertos Parade will be held on October 22, 2022, beginning at 3 pm.

Register to be a part of the parade or to learn more: PARADE!

They are accepting applications for the following Parade entries: Día de los Muertos Themed Floats; Specialty Units/Groups (including families); Marching Musical Units; Equestrian Units; Vehicle Clubs; Commercial/Business Entries; and Non-Profit Groups/School Clubs.

Along with your Parade entry you have the option to enter their judging competitions! Float prizes will be awarded for 1st Place $800; 2nd Place $500; and 3rd Place $300. Group Costume Competition entries are required to have more than 10 individuals to participate. Group costume prizes will be awarded for 1st Place $500; 2nd Place $300; and 3rd Place $100. NOTE: Each entry can only participate in one competition.

First Annual Día de los Muertos Parade Rolls Into Moline October 22

Not So Scary Halloween Walk Strolls In

Dress up your little ghosts and goblins for the Quad City Botanical Center’s 7th annual Not So Scary Halloween Walk October 6:30PM-8:00PM October 14, 21, 27 and 28!

Bring your flashlights and explore the nooks and crannies of the Sun Garden – search for spiders, bats, jack-o-lanterns, and toads as you wander down the darkened pathways. Get a glimpse of the Halloween train in their ever popular train garden. It’s not so scary in the Rock Island gardens, making this event great for all ages!

Not So Scary Halloween Walk Celebrates 7 Years

Not So Scary Tickets: NOT SO SCARY
Oct. 20 Members Only Not So Scary Tickets:MEMBER TICKETS

The walk takes place both indoors and outdoors, so please dress according to weather and for a walk across the Botanical Center’s lawn. All children take home a goodie bag after the fun so please leave your trick-or-treat buckets at home.-

Don’t forget: You can become a member to get free admission all year long, discounted tickets on special events like Winter Nights Winter Lights, reciprocal benefits to over 345+ gardens throughout the country. Sign up for a family membership today: MEMBERSHIP

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

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.

Bettendorf Library Getting Craft-Tea

The Bettendorf Public Library’s Craft-Tea program is designed to allow makers of all disciplines to create and connect with others. On Thursday, October 20th,  Craft Tea will start an updated schedule by holding the program on the third Thursday of each month att 7:00 PM. Craft Tea meets in the Creation Studio of the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. Crafters aged 16 through adult are welcome to bring their own projects for this dedicated work time and to enjoy a beverage along with the opportunity to socialize with other crafters. Complimentary tea and water will be available at this free event thanks to the sponsorship of the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library. No registration is required to attend.

The Bettendorf Public Library values active engagement and collaboration with residents and community groups, enhancing the quality of life for Bettendorf residents. Craft-Tea offers crafters a place to share ideas while giving them committed time to create. Those not currently working on a craft project need not stay away from this event. The Bettendorf Public Library will have colored pencils, paper, and other crafting supplies available. More information about Craft-Tea or other Bettendorf Public Library events is available on the Library’s website at https://url.emailprotection.link/?bywKd1U1F6xkwTcm6JrLPhTHMnw6m1sLGPQX6xXaYsHpsK3iCE3FotsCvaboNU-kHZaUqU4zrmr0ah7mn0LZX9g~~, by calling 563-344-4179, or by emailing info@bettendorflibrary.com.

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 https://url.emailprotection.link/?bywKd1U1F6xkwTcm6JrLPhTHMnw6m1sLGPQX6xXaYsHpsK3iCE3FotsCvaboNU-kHZaUqU4zrmr0ah7mn0LZX9g~~ or call 563-344-4175.

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