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Hey Baby, Blue Christmas Elvis Show Droppin’ At Circa

November 15th, 2019

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island is pleased to welcome back Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band in BLUE CHRISTMAS: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Holiday Extravaganza for two performances on December 5.  This show features many of Elvis Presley’s favorite holiday hits. Door times for the evening performance are 5:45, buffet from 6 to 7 and concert at 7:15 p.m. Tickets for the evening show are $56.10. Doors open for the matinee performance at 11:45, with a plated lunch from 12 to 12:45 and concert at 1 p.m. Tickets for the matinee performances are $50.33 per person. Tickets for either... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Full of Fall Fun!

November 15th, 2019

As the leaves are turning colors and the temperatures cool, Rock Island Public Library is going to be falling over itself to make autumn a fun season for area families! The library has a full slate of events upcoming. Here’s the lowdown: Back to School! August – December 2019 Events Adults, General Audiences New: Bangtan Book Club. Monthly on Thursdays at 5:30 pm, see date for location. Do you know BTS, the Korean-pop band? Then you know their music is filled with literary influences! Join us monthly as we meet to discuss the books that have inspired certain BTS albums. Starting... Read More

Quad City Storm Creates Unique Charity For Cancer Center

November 14th, 2019

Once again, the Quad City Storm is stepping up to make a difference in the community. Known for raising money for their community, the Quad City Storm is giving fundraising a new twist. For years, sports teams have sold names on cancer jerseys to honor those who have fought cancer. But the Storm decided to take this opportunity to a new level and sell 1365 names so that every jersey is unique. If all names are sold, the Storm will have raised over $27,000 before one jersey is sold!“Last year we took our Hockey Fights Cancer game in a new direction and included everyone who fought cancer to... Read More

Quad Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes – November 14th, 2019

November 14th, 2019

It’s a weekend of metal and merriment with holiday shopping hops in the village and metal music rocking the TaxSlayer, Village Theater, Rozz Tox and more, then we swing over to Muscatine to rock the Brew and do some downtown holiday hopping. Check it all out in your Weekend in 2 Minutes!  Read More

QC Uncut – Clay Sander, Playwright

November 13th, 2019

Playwright Clay Sander grew up in the Quad-Cities area and has gone on to make his mark in theater around Chicago and other major cities, and now he’s back with a production of his locally-inspired show, “Loser’s Bracket,” opening this weekend at the Blackbox Theatre in downtown Moline! We talk to Clay about how he got started, his career in the theater, podcasting, play writing and of course, his show opening this weekend, and more!  Read More

Make ‘Merry’ With Shakespeare and Prenzie Players

November 13th, 2019

Want to make Merry? The Prenzies do. Prenzie Players will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” by some unknown playwright named Shakespeare, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 and and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. In one of the Bard’s most enduring comedies, one of the Bard’s most enduring character’s (Falstaff), arrives in Windsor with the intent to swindle two prominent families out of their money. But, when he matches wits with the wives of said families, he finds that he may be in over his head. Directed by Jake Walker, the show will be held at 1730 Wilkes... Read More

Local Union 25 ‘Bags’ Up Great Times To Help Veterans

November 12th, 2019

Family fun and philanthropy were “in the bag” as Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 25 sponsored its third annual Veteran’s Bags Tournament in support of the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. On Saturday, November 9, the union headquarters in Rock Island opened its doors to the community as people of all ages enjoyed the relaxed fun of the popular backyard picnic game of competing to toss beanbags into remote targets. In addition to the competition, there was food, drinks, games, a silent raffle, an online raffle and tickets for other prizes that spilled across three long tables. But the... Read More

Find Out About The Night Witches At Rock Island Library

November 12th, 2019

One of the lesser known stories of World War II comes to light with a presentation by author Brooks Carver, of Canton, IL, on the “night witches” of Russia. Carver’s talk “Daughters of the Steppes: The Night Witches of World War II” is at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 13, at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. The “night-witches” were 18-to-23-year-old Russian women who served in the Night Bomber Regiment of the Soviet Air Forces, dubbed The Night Witches by German troops.  Despite derision by their male counterparts, they became the highest decorated regiment... Read More

Get Answers to Questions About Legalization of Recreational Cannabis in Illinois

November 10th, 2019

In a major change to Illinois law, recreational-use cannabis will be legalized in 2020. To help answer questions about impacts and issues of this new law, the Rock Island Public Library and City of Rock Island Community and Economic Development department will host a panel discussion November 12. The Pot Panel: Cannabis Legalization in Illinois, will be held Tuesday, November 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. The moderated discussion features experts in human resources, law and law enforcement, medicine, government, and the cannabis business. Attendees... Read More

Local Union 25 Holding Bags Tournament For Veterans

November 8th, 2019

You won’t want to be left holding the bag, you’ll want to give it a toss, as Local Union 25 holds its third annual Veteran’s Bags Tournament Saturday. Doors open at noon and the tournament starts at 1 at the union headquarters, 4600 46th Ave., Rock Island. You can have some fun and food and support the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities to support area veterans. Cost is $30 for a team of two, and anyone in the community is invited to play. Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place winners. Food will be available for purchase, but BYOB. Register the day of the event. For more... Read More