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 …

Learn About Beekeeping!

Beekeeping, Marsh Hiking, Free Outdoor Concerts And More In This Week's FUN10!How many bees are in a hive? What does it take to be queen?  Which bees sting? Buzz over to the Fairmount St. Library Children’s Garden on Monday, June 28th at 6:30 pm and find out from a local beekeeper and a swarm of her very important pollinator friends. Registration is required at https://bit.ly/dpl-beekeeping

This program will be held outside in the Fairmount Children’s Garden. In case of inclement weather, please call the Library at 563-326-7832.

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

Jen Hansen Artworks On Exhibit

The West Davenport Arts Council, in conjunction with Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities (MCC QC), is hosting an art exhibition for local artist Jen Hansen on the evening of Wednesday, June 30th, from 6-8 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Beekeeping, Marsh Hiking, Free Outdoor Concerts And More In This Week's FUN10!Jen’s art is currently on display at MCC QC, located at 2930 Locust St. in Davenport, through the end of July.

Jen is an outsider artist who found their calling while taking a class to teach therapeutic art. Living with an illness brought them to a place of living art and all of the joy that comes with this freedom.

This exhibit is the first of the “4th Wednesdays Art Receptions” which will be hosted at MCC QC, although this kick-off event is actually on the fifth Wednesday.

West Davenport Arts Council is currently seeking artists who wish to display their artwork in a welcoming and inclusive community. MCCQC’s gallery wall and permanent art displays are open to the public on Sundays from 10 AM – 1 PM and by appointment.

For more information about the artist or this exhibit, please contact artist Jen Hansen at 309-558-5806 or by email at jenhansen76@gmail.com

For more information about the West Davenport Arts Council, please contact Rev. Rich Hendricks at 563.324.8281 or by email at richdhendricks@msn.com

Explore Nahant Marsh!

Beekeeping, Marsh Hiking, Free Outdoor Concerts And More In This Week's FUN10!Explore the newest addition to Nahant Marsh with us! Recently, the preserve added a 39-acre property that is being restored to wetland habitat. This guided tour on Tuesday, June 29th at 3:00 pm will include information about the restoration project and participants will be able to observe the plant and wildlife that is benefiting from the project. We will meet at the Nahant Marsh Education Center at 4220 Wapello Ave., Davenport, Iowa. Be sure to dress for the weather.

Registration is required at https://bit.ly/dpl-nahantmarshtour

In case of inclement weather, please call the Library at 563-326-7832.

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

Add Color to Your Summer with Rock Island Library Events this week

Summer reading and events at the Rock Island Public Library begin the first week of June in full technicolor style with a summer reading “colorama” kickoff, a take-home pinwheel kit for kids, the start of Summer2Go events around the library bookmobile, a Friends and Family seminar with NAMI, and more.

Through July 31, Reading Colors Your World summer reading challenges and events at the Rock Island Public Library will encourage readers of all ages to be creative, try new things, explore art and color, and see the beauty of diversity.

Library summer reading programs help children and teens catch up on reading for fun, reduce summer learning loss, and connect to a lifelong pastime. The library’s summer reading contests encourage children, teens, and adults to continue reading with pre-set goals and rewards. Participants may enter and track anytime through July 31 with the library’s Beanstack site or app. A downloadable print log for all ages is also available via the Library’s website.

Crafting by Color at the Davenport Public Library

Davenport Public Library has crafts for every color of the spectrum! Each week at the Fairmount Library we’ll offer a craft corresponding to color; do one or do them all. Registration is required for each week at http://bit.ly/dpl-craftingbycolor. Best for ages 6+

Wednesday, June 30th at 12:00 pm: Orange Hanging Paper Fish

Wednesday, July 7th at 12:00 pm: Yellow Pineapple Planter

Wednesday, July 14th at 12:00 pm: Green Pea Pod Clay Sculpture

Wednesday, July 21st at 12:00 pm: Blue Bubble Wrap Painting

Wednesday, July 28th at 12:00 pm: Violet Beaded Dragonflies

When signing up, please indicate how many children will participate (make craft, etc.) and how many additional people will be present. Space is limited in order to maintain social distancing. If possible, please limit the number of non-participating attendees.

This program will be held outside in the Fairmount Children’s Garden. In case of inclement weather, the event will either be rescheduled or turned into a take-home kit.

These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.

Starlight Concert Series Spotlights Tuesday Free Concerts

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The Starlight Revue Concert Series in Rock Island is offering free concerts!

The Tuesday night free Starlight Revue series begins in Lincoln Park on May 18 with River City 6. Starting 5 p.m., Hy-Vee Grille and Rock Island Parks and Recreation will sell food and drink, with the concerts starting at 7 p.m. The upcoming 2021 lineup is:

  • June 29: 20th Anniversary Concert of Josh Duffee Orchestra
  • July 6: The Night People

Jazz drummer and Q-C bandleader Josh Duffee recently posted that his concert will commemorate the 20th anniversary of their first Starlight Revue show June 30, 2001, and this summer’s concert will also be a tribute to legendary drummer Gene Krupa (1909-1973) and his orchestra.

Beehive Buzzing Into Circa

BEEHIVE The ’60s Musical is buzzing in to Rock Island‘s Circa ’21 through July 10!

'Beehive' Buzzing In At Rock Island's Circa '21A fun, frothy flashback to the fabulous females who unmistakably left their mark on ’60s pop music. Matching big voices with big hairdos, Beehive features nonstop hits from early decade bubble gum classics to the explosive late ‘60s soul sound.

Paying tribute to performers such as Brenda Lee, The Supremes, Connie Francis, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin, this irresistible revue will fly you back in time to experience firsthand the music that thrilled a generation.

Come rock out with “Respect,” “Natural Woman,” “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “One Fine Day,” “Downtown” and more! With two dozen beloved hits, the show takes you on a journey through song, documenting the dramatic changes that America underwent during the ‘60s.

If you like ’50s and ’60s music, BEEHIVE The ‘60s Musical will have you dancing in your seats and coming back for more!

The theater is presenting performances on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings and matinees on Wednesday and Fridays.  Tickets are $49.73 per person for the matinee and $56.55 per person for the evening shows.  All performances include a plated meal served at the table. Due to COVID restrictions, the theater is currently not able to use its buffets.  Masks also are required when moving around the theater.

For reservations, call (309) 786-7733, ext. 2.

Teens Can Learn To Be Vtubers

Beekeeping, Marsh Hiking, Free Outdoor Concerts And More In This Week's FUN10!Teens (11-19) are invited to join Miss Amber and special guest, Emiko, on Zoom to learn how to be a Vtuber and create their own virtual avatar on Wednesday, June 30th at 2:00 pm! To get the best experience out of the workshop, attendees will want to download the free software called Vroid Studio: vroid.com/en/studio.

Registration is required at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7700991.

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

Bass Street Landing Summer Concert Series Shines On Moline

Moline Centre on Friday was excited to announce this year’s lineup for the Thursday night Bass Street Landing Summer Concert Series, off

17th Street and River Drive.

“It has been 610 days since our last FREE concert @ Bass Street, and we are ready to ‘safely’ party with all of you again on the plaza!” it posted on Facebook, noting it is partnering again with Courtesy Car City as both the title and vehicle sponsor for this year’s concert series.

Moline Centre “is taking many extra precautions to ensure that these series of concerts are following all CDC/State of Illinois Covid-19 safety guidelines,” the group posted. “We ask that all guests please wear a mask anytime social distancing is not possible. Social distance whenever possible. Frequently use the hand sanitizing stations that will be provided. Avoid concentrated gatherings of people. Please stay home and do not attend these concerts if you are sick or feeling sick.”

The Thursday night lineup for the free 7 p.m. concerts is:

  • July 1: Glory Days Garage Band
  • July 8: Corporate Rock
  • July 15: Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls
  • July 22: North of 40
  • July 29: Been There Done That
  • 5: Blues Rock-it
  • 12: Smooth Groove
  • 19: Avey Grouws Band
  • 26: Alewife
  • 2: Dynoride

Check Out Art At The Airport

The newest Quad City Arts’ Art at the Airport exhibit is all in the family — paintings by Kristin Quinn of Davenport, with ceramic creations by

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her sister, Megan Quinn, of Rock Island, on display through June 30.

Megan Quinn is a professor at Augustana College in Rock Island, while Kristin Quinn is a professor at St. Ambrose University in Davenport. Megan is a ceramic artist, and Kristin is a painter.

The two sisters grew up in a family of five children with parents who were educators, and their dad was a physicist who specialized in optics and provided access to visually stimulating apparatuses: prisms,

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lenses, holograms, etc. Along with lessons on the natural world, they were encouraged to ask questions.

Growing up learning to really look at things and question how things work or what causes things to be the way they are, informs the way they look at art and how they approach their work, according to a Quad City Arts release. Although Megan and Kristin are different artistically, both enjoy experimentation and are inspired by nature and science.

These sister artists approach their very different art forms with a similar sensibility. In addition to the airport gallery, the artist’s works can be seen and purchased online: https://www.quadcityarts.com/art-at-the-airport.html.

Art at the Airport in The Quad Cities International Airport gallery is easy to find. It is just across from the gift shop and restaurant and right before the security checkpoint. The gallery never closes, and you will pay just a dollar for parking.

 

Beekeeping, Marsh Hiking, Free Outdoor Concerts And More In This Week's FUN10!
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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