Thursday - August 22, 2019
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

Enjoy Some Pints for Preservation at Niabi Zoo!

August 21st, 2019

Ever caught yourself walking around the zoo and thinking, ‘I could really use a drink’? If you have, then this is just the event for you! Niabi Zoo is hosting their annual Pints for Preservation this Friday Aug 23 from 6-10 p.m. This fundraiser will help benefit the expansion of current exhibits and addition of new exhibits. Must be 21 or older to attend. Drink stations will be available for participants to discover new beers and wines. There will be samples from over 20 breweries represented!! You can also enjoy some live music while you are exploring the zoo at night! Discover new beers and... Read More

66th Annual World Series of Drag Racing Zooms Back into Cordova

August 21st, 2019

The Granddaddy of them all is here this weekend! The 66th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing will take place this Friday Aug 23, Saturday Aug 24 and Sunday Aug 25 at Cordova International Raceway (19425 IL-84 Cordova). Del Worsham, a three-time IHRA and NHRA world champion, will bring two Funny Car entries to the iconic event, along with IHRA and NHRA veteran Jack Wyatt. Dom Lagana, the fastest driver in IHRA history with a world record speed of over 338 mph, and two-time IHRA World Champion Bruce Litton will rocket down the strip in their Top Fuel dragsters. General admission... Read More

Dress for Success Quad Cities Announces Tyla Sherwin-Cole as Executive Director

August 21st, 2019

Dress for Success Quad Cities is proud to announce the hiring of Tyla Sherwin-Cole as the new Executive Director. Ms. Sherwin-Cole replaces outgoing Executive Director and Founder, Regina Haddock. Ms. Haddock had announced her planned retirement, and a search for a new Executive Director was underway, when the temporary floodwall of the Mississippi River failed, flooding Dress for Success Quad Cities’ location and forcing them to evacuate. The flood damage will cost the organization between $40,000-$50,000. Dress for Success Quad Cities moved forward with their planned search and hired Ms.... Read More

Peace, Love, and the Joy of Music: Ellis Kell’s Birthday Bash

August 20th, 2019

Come celebrate the Birthday and life of Ellis Kell with a two-day vinyl record sale and musical swap meet! Peace, Love, and the Joy of Music: Ellis Kell’s Birthday Bash will take place on Friday Aug 23 from 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturday Aug 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the RiverCenter (136 E 3rd Street Davenport). Multiple vendors will be selling vinyl albums, amps, instruments, and other musical wares, all while being serenaded by sets from local musicians and guest DJ’s that knew and loved Ellis.  A portion of all proceeds will benefit The Karli Rose Kell Music Scholarship Fund, River Music... Read More

Experience a Journey to Joy at THE Market’s Summer Social!

August 19th, 2019

Where can you find 60+ vendors with the best handmade decor, sweet treats, clothing boutiques for women, children and men, bath and body collections, vintage/antique, plants, and everything in between? At THE Market! Celebrate summer at THE Market: A Journey to Joy’s (1800 17th Avenue Moline) Summer Social this Friday Aug 23 from 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturday Aug 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Summer Social will host the 36 vendors from THE Market, 20+ guest vendors, food trucks, Country Style Ice Cream, live music, and make-and-take workshops! A $5 entry fee will benefit Dress for Success Quad Cities... Read More

Free Community Yoga Returns to the TaxSlayer!

August 18th, 2019

This time of year, schedules get busier and life can feel more overwhelming. As the weather starts to get colder, those aches and pains can also rear their ugly heads. So why not take advantage of an amazing and free program to help with relaxation techniques and healthy lifestyle tips? Howard Health Quarters is at it again with another amazing Free Community Yoga event! This one of a kind Yoga presentation will be held at the TaxSlayer Center (1201 River Drive Moline) on Saturday Nov 9 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come for Yoga or just come to visit with vendors! This session, designed for all levels... Read More

Alternating Currents Flow into Downtown Davenport

August 17th, 2019

Music.  Film.  Comedy.  Art. That’s right, Alternating Currents returns to Downtown Davenport. Alternating Currents, now in its 3rd year, will take place from Thursday Aug 22 through Sunday Aug 25, and will include 100 + performances and events throughout 17 different venues. Come celebrate the Birthday and life of Ellis Kell with a two-day vinyl record sale and musical swap meet Friday Aug 23 from 4 -8 p.m. and Saturday Aug 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the River Center (136 E 3rd St. Davenport)!  Multiple vendors will be selling vinyl albums, amps, instruments, and other musical wares,... Read More

The Learning Campus Discovery Fair Providing Fun for the Entire Family!

August 16th, 2019

Are you ready for some free family fun this weekend? Hosted by the Bettendorf Public Library with support from the Family Museum, The Learning Campus Discovery Fair will take place this Saturday Aug 17 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Drive Bettendorf). The Learning Campus Discovery Fair is a day filled with free learning and fun for the whole family! Experiences include: Magic Hovercraft Rides Hands-On Science Pottery Bubbles Drawing Water Colors Clowning Paper Rockets Flower Arrangement   Additional activities:  Petting Zoo, Balloon Creations,... Read More

Riverfront Pop Brings the Music of Queen to Rock Island Arsenal

August 15th, 2019

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 7:30 pm Quad City Bank & Trust (QCB&T) Riverfront Pops will rock the Quad Cities with a killer setlist of Queen’s greatest hits!  Due to the extensive damage sustained by LeClaire Park during this spring’s historic flood and subsequent flood recovery efforts, the event has been moved to the Rock Island Arsenal. “In the aftermath of our historic flooding this year, the Rock Island Arsenal has stepped up in a big way to serve as the venue for Riverfront Pops and we are so grateful for their willing support as hosts,” said QCSO Executive Director Brian... Read More

Wine Walk with Friends in the Village of East Davenport

August 14th, 2019

Wine sampling events are always fun, but when you are partaking to help raise funds for a good cause they always seem to feel even better! Gilda’s Club and the Village of East Davenport are hosting their annual Wine Walk this Saturday Aug 17 from 3-6 p.m. A $25 donation to Gilda’s Club will result in a commemorative wine glass and a wristband to participate in an East Village-wide wine tasting! Visit participating businesses throughout the Village to enjoy a 1 oz. sample of wine. Local, domestic and imported wines will be offered as well as samples from the local Homebrew community. Multiple... Read More

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