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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!

Hoop It Up, Journal It Up, Blues It Up, And More With Your 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 World War I

Join Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal, and the Army Sustainment Command Hoop It Up, Journal It Up, Blues It Up, And More With Your FUN10!History Office on Wednesday, March 10th at 6:00 pm in exploring the history of World War I through a discussion of the United States mobilization and training for the war. Delve deeper into First World War history by learning about Quad Cities and Rock Island Arsenal historical ties.

This program is scheduled to be held virtually. More information will be posted closer to the program date here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7315863

Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual.

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

Looking For A New Career?

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Western Illinois University will host an All Major Career and Internship Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, March 9.

The event will be held on the Handshake platform and is open to all current WIU students, alumni and other regional college and university students.

Participants can register in advance on Handshake, at joinhandshake.com, and sign up for virtual one-on-one sessions and 30-minute group meetings with the over 50 organizations that will be in attendance. Local and regional employers offering internships, part-time and full-time positions in business, government, health care, manufacturing, non-profits, science and social services will be represented.

Organizations can still register to recruit at this event through their employer account on Handshake. Questions can be directed to careers@wiu.edu.

Basketball Is Coming Back To The TaxSlayer!

Nearly a year after the basketball tournament scheduled for the TaxSlayer Center was canceled, the riverfront arena in Moline is scheduled to again host the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Championship again from March 11-14.  It will be the first TaxSlayer Center event in the main arena since the canceled tournament.

“This is the first step in getting back to normal life in the arena and we need to make sure we do it right,’’ said Mullen. “We are excited to

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Missouri State players celebrate winning the 2019 MVC tournament at the TaxSlayer Center.

have activity in the building after such a long time.’’

The TaxSlayer Center wasn’t actually dark or gathering dust. There was a flurry of activity even without scheduled events. Spectators didn’t see activities, but will see the results as the venue reopens.

In the past year, the venue has undergone numerous renovation projects. Fan-friendly innovations including a new WIFI system and convenient changes in concessions, including mobile ordering and cashless concessions. The suites and conference center were renovated. Virus-killing ultraviolet lights have been installed on the escalator handrails and touchless flush and sink valves have been installed in the restrooms.

In order to reopen safely, there is an extensive plan under consideration for the basketball tournament.  Elements of the plan, still to be finalized, include:

  • Mandatory mask wearing except when consuming food or beverages in your designated seat
  • Pre-ticketed seating pods of 2, 3 or 4 ticketholders; no food or drink consumption on the concourse
  • Temperature checks of staff entering the building
  • No consumption of food or beverage in the concourse
  • Frequent disinfecting of all surfaces, including seats and rails
  • Clear barriers/sneeze guards at all concession points of sales
  • All players, coaches, athletic department staff, event staff and volunteers will be tested for COVID-19 daily by Genesis Occupational Health

The TaxSlayer Center is coming back as a regional destination for sports and entertainment with a new look, new features and a safety plan to keep spectators, employees and visitors safe.

Need To Be Mindful Of Your Mental Health?

Journaling for Mental Health, presented by NAMI and the Midwest Writing Center, will be presented Monday, March 15, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. CST Online, via private Zoom meeting
Hoop It Up, Journal It Up, Blues It Up, And More With Your FUN10!Cost is $10 suggested donation (split between NAMI and MWC); free
For more information, please visit: http://www.mwcqc.org/nami-mwc-mental-health-journal-workshop/

Maintaining our mental health is as important as taking care of our physical health; this has perhaps never been more true than it has been during the pandemic. Writing, specifically journal writing, is one way to nurture your mental health while expressing yourself. To learn how start a journaling practice, get a refresher, or simply enjoy more practice, join Christina Wassenhove, Jodie Toohey, and Ryan Collins for a free virtual “Journaling for Mental Health” workshop on Monday, March 15th, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom, presented by Nami and the Midwest Writing Center.

Jodie Toohey, author and publisher, will serve as moderator and provide some tips for scheduling a regular writing practice and developing a healthy journal writing mindset. Christina Wassenhove, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and NAMI volunteer, will talk about mental health, why it’s important, and how journaling can be a part of achieving and maintaining mental health. Ryan Collins, teaching artist and MWC Executive Director, will lead participants through journal writing exercises.

There is a $10 suggested donation to attend the workshop. The workshop is free and open to the public. All donations will be split 50/50 between NAMI and the Midwest Writing Center.

Free Webinar On Water Quality, Fertilizer, Set For Friday

Partners of Scott County Watersheds will be hosting a special free webinar on fertilizer application and water quality management on Friday, Hoop It Up, Journal It Up, Blues It Up, And More With Your FUN10!March 12 from 12-1pm.

Jake Vossenkemper, Agronomy Lead with Twin State, Inc./Liqui-Grow will present “Agronomic Measurement Factors for Preserving Water Quality in Corn-Soybean Cropping Systems in the U.S. Midwest.” Conservations practices in agriculture are more relevant today than they ever have been in human history. Join this free webinar to learn about practical management factors that farmers can employ to preserve water quality and store carbon in the soil.

Dr. Vossenkemper has been conducting applied crop management research and presenting his research findings to farmers for over 13 years. Before joining Twin State Inc./Liqui-Grow in 2015, he was a research fellow at the University of Illinois in the Department of Crop Sciences and an Agronomy Research Manager for DuPont Pioneer.

Friday, March 12 from 12-1pm via Zoom

Cost: Free

Register in advance for this webinar:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

CCA credits will be available.  Contact info@partnersofscottcountywatersheds.org with any questions.

WQPT Holding Hemingway Events

WQPT presents a variety of outreach activities in conjunction with the new Ken Burns documentary Hemingway. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, Hemingway examines the visionary work and turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the most influential writers America has ever produced. Interweaving his eventful biography with excerpts from his writing, we will see beyond the façade of the public image, becoming intimately familiar with this brilliant, ambitious, charismatic, and egocentric man.

Hoop It Up, Journal It Up, Blues It Up, And More With Your FUN10!You can log on to https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/hemingway/events/ and join Conversations on Hemingway: A Virtual Event Series. These conversations feature the filmmakers and special guests as they explore the writer’s art and legacy. The hour-long discussions feature clips from the upcoming three-part series.

Availability is limited. Viewers may register for multiple events. Once registered, you will receive a unique, nontransferable link to attend the virtual event. Topics to be covered include:

March 9           Hemingway, the Sea and Cuba at 6:00 pm CST

March 11         Hemingway, Gender and Identity at 6:00 pm CST

March 16         Hemingway the Author at 6:00 pm CST

March 18         Hemingway and Biography at 6:00 pm CST

March 24         Hemingway and Women 6:00 pm CST

Local outreach, which includes Hemingway at the Drive-In, A Cuban Inspired Meal with a Side of Hemingway, a Hemingway-themed Trivia Night, and a discussion with Hemingway biographer, Mary V. Dearborn are scheduled in March and April. The documentary will air on WQPT in April.

WQPT is a public media service of Western Illinois University.

Hoop It Up, Journal It Up, Blues It Up, And More With Your FUN10!Check Out The Blues Jam!

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!

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 Hoop It Up, Journal It Up, Blues It Up, And More With Your FUN10!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….

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.

Hoop It Up, Journal It Up, Blues It Up, And More With Your FUN10!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.

Rock Out With Rock Star Bingo

It’s time to rock out with rock star bingo!
Think you know your music trivia? Time to test your skills!
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!!
Hoop It Up, Journal It Up, Blues It Up, And More With Your FUN10!It’s the most fun you will ever have playing bingo!
According to the folks involved, here are the deets:
**NEW Start Time of 7pm**
Rock Star Bingo
EVERY Wednesday @ 7pm
The Tangled Wood (Bettendorf, IA)
B-I-N-G-O +
Name That Tune +
Rock Star Bingo
FREE To Play
Win FREE drinks!

Music changes EVERY week!
Music from the 50’s through music that came out in the last month!

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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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