Music With Ariel, Fun With Pets, Watercolor Workshops And More In 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.
So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …
Fun Times, Fun Music With Ariel
Looking to enjoy the weather and some soft acoustic sounds of sweet music?
Check out Ariel Reynolds at Contrary Brewing, 411 W. Mississippi Drive, Davenport!
From 2 to 5 p.m. today enjoy the acoustic stylings from Ariel McReynolds! Grab a beer and enjoy some tunes!
Make A Wonderful Watercolor Today
Dancers Creek Barn in Aledo is offering a step by step beginners watercolor and ink party at 1 to 4 p.m. today (Sunday, March 14).
Cost is $20.00 per person. 10 person limit. Register by pre-paying with CC, debit, or cash in person at Dancer’s Creek Barn ( Saturdays 10-6 or Sundays noon-6), phone-in CC to 309-737-0247 or 309-737-7370, PayPal, or FB pay.
Create an easy but striking 5×7 watercolor and make it into a greeting card for someone special.
Basketball Is Back At 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 through March 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
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.
If You Have Pets, You’ll Want To Rally Them To This
& Obi Oki, ABC-DT of All About Pets LLC.
750 W Main Street, Galesburg, IL.
From: 3pm till 4:30pm
your dog in a safe,
warm, social environment.
Space is limited. You must preregister.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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
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.”
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!
Rock Star Bingo
EVERY Wednesday @ 7pm
The Tangled Wood (Bettendorf, IA)
Name That Tune +
Rock Star Bingo
Win FREE drinks!
Music changes EVERY week!
Music from the 50’s through music that came out in the last month!