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Freight House Fall Festival Falling In This Weekend

October 21st, 2017

Does this cooler weather have you ready to stock up on fall scented candles, pumpkins and caramel apples? Then head to the Freight House Farmer’s Market for all your Fall Festival needs! This Saturday starting at 8 a.m. the Freight House Farmer’s Market, located at 421 W River Drive Davenport, is hosting their annual Fall Festival. In addition to the wonderful items the Freight House Farmer’s Market already has to offer, vendors will have mums, pumpkins and Indian Corn for decorating. Skilled craftsmen will have autumn-themed yard décor to offer as well. Fall Spice and Caramel Apple Kettlecorn,... Read More

Get Hot With The Crawfish Boil At North Scott Foods

October 20th, 2017

Not a fan of the cooler weather we have been having? Would you rather be enjoying some Cajun gumbo and a Crawfish Boil? Then you are in luck! North Scott Foods, located at 425 E LeClaire Rd in Eldridge, is holding their Inaugural Crawfish Boil and Seafood Sale this Saturday Oct 21! That’s right, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (while supplies last) they will be cooking up some fresh boiled crawfish and homemade chicken and sausage gumbo! For $9.99 you will receive a large scoop of crawfish, mini corn on the cob, red potatoes and whole mushrooms (serves 1-2). A half lb. container of homemade gumbo is... Read More

Illiniwek Celebrating Camping Season With Halloween Party

October 20th, 2017

Unfortunately, with cooler temperatures comes the end of the camping season. But it’s not over yet! Illiniwek Forest Preserve would like to celebrate another wonderful camping season by inviting you to their Halloween at Illiniwek party on Saturday Oct 21! Whether you are camping for the weekend or just want to swing by for the festivities, it will be a day filled with Halloween fun! From 2-4 p.m. enjoy hay rack rides and pumpkin carving (supplies provided). Starting at 5 p.m. camp-site trick-or-treating will begin. There will also be family-friendly costumes (adult and child category) and campsite... Read More

Scare Up Some Fun At Spooktacular

October 20th, 2017

Do you have little ones anxiously anticipating Halloween, looking for a reason to try out those costumes? Well, there’s no better way to kick off the holiday than some family fun in the park! The Moline Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their annual Spooktacular time at Prospect Park in Moline, this Saturday Oct 21! And admission is free! Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes! Refreshments (while supplies last) and a bonfire will begin at 2:30 p.m. Trick-or-treating around the park will begin at 3 p.m. There will be lots of fun characters to meet along the trail! The QC Magic Club... Read More

Want To Learn More About Weather?

October 19th, 2017

Living in the Midwest, keeping an eye on the weather forecast is a daily necessity. We live in one of the few areas that you can utilize both your heat and air conditioning in the same day. But how often do you think about the creation and conveying of that forecast? This Saturday, Oct 21 the National Weather Service Quad Cities, IA/IL is hosting an Open House at their brand-new location at 9040 Harrison St. Davenport Municipal Airport.  From 2-6 p.m. the public is invited to check out the new facility while learning about what the NWS QC does for us on a daily basis. While the NWS QC crew has... Read More

Take A Bite Out Of Ballet Q-Cs ‘Dracula’

October 19th, 2017

Are you ready for an evening filled with vampires, drinks, dinner and ballet? Ballet Quad Cities is opening their 2017-2018 season with Dracula on Friday Oct 20 and Saturday Oct 21 at Valley of Moline Scott Rite (1800 7th Ave Moline) at 8 p.m. Based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this riveting performance will tantalize your senses with its choreography by Deanna Carter, entrancing musical compositions and performances full of seduction. Tickets for Friday and Saturday’s show are $25 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.balletquadcities.com/Tickets-(2).aspx. On... Read More

Have Some Adventures In Space At The Putnam

October 19th, 2017

If you are looking for a free and family-friendly educational event this weekend, then make plans to head to the Putnam Museum! This weekend only, the NASA Journey to Tomorrow Trailer will be on-site in the parking lot of the Putnam Museum, visiting from the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio! This traveling exhibit is a fun-filled interactive experience with learning stations and engaging activities. The exhibit also features an actual genuine moon rock artifact returned to Earth by the crew of the Apollo 17 lunar landing mission. Adventures in Space weekend will take place in the Putnam’s... Read More

Q-C Vintage Football Kicks Off At Hauberg

October 14th, 2017

Are you ready for some football? How about some vintage football? This Sunday, Oct 15 the Vintage American Football league is hosting their 3rd Annual Quad Cities’ Vintage Football Game at Hauberg Estates (1300 24th St Rock Island) at 3 p.m. with the Rock Island Independents versus Moline Universal Tractors. Step back in time to when the Rock Island Independents played their very first game, on Sep 26, 1920.  Watch these tough (un-padded) football players use a real vintage Melon football. The plays and rules will be very similar to how they were back in simpler times. Thankfully, some modern... Read More

Pokemon Trainers Unite!

October 13th, 2017

Pokémon trainers unite! Your defending skills are in need. Whether you are a long-time Pokémon Go trainer or want to see what all the fuss is about, head to the Niabi Zoo this Saturday Oct 14 for a Pokémon Go Expedition! That’s right, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. the zoo will be stocked full of virtual Pokemon in-waiting. You will be able to discover 20 Pokestops, with lures attached to each. Four gyms will be available for battles with other players. Train tickets will only be $10 for four rides, so you can also relax and enjoy the scenery while hatching eggs. Your courage will pull you through... Read More

Tweed Ride Rolls Into Village

October 12th, 2017

It’s time to pull out your favorite tweed suits, bowties, alpaca coats and vintage bicycles. That’s right, it’s time for the 5th Annual Quad Cities Tweed Ride! This Saturday, Oct 14 ladies and gentlemen will be joining together at the Village Theatre in the Village of East Davenport (2113 E 11th Street Davenport) between 10-11:30 a.m. A donation of $20 is appreciated, and you can pre-register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/two-wheels-and-tweed-social-club-14834263015. There are only 200 armbands, so register early. While riders are socializing and discussing the weather, bagpipes... Read More