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Jaycees of the Quad Cities’ Bridal Expo Celebrates 35 Years

January 21st, 2020

Back in 1985, around 20 local merchants and vendors gathered together for the very first Jaycees of the Quad Cities’ Bridal Expo. Thirty-five years later, this Bridal Expo has grown exponentially and provides brides to be all over the area the best go-to expo for all of their wedding planning needs! Celebrate 35 years with the Jaycees of the Quad Cities at the 2020 Bridal Expo this Saturday Jan 25 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., which will be held at the River Center (136 E 3rd Street Davenport). Tickets are just $10 in advance and $12 at the door. You can purchase yours today online. This year’s... Read More

Bett STEM Expo Provides Educational Fun For All!

January 20th, 2020

The Bett STEM Expo is an annual event featuring fun and educational science, technology, engineering, and math activities for kids. This year’s event will be Saturday Janu 25, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Bettendorf Middle School (2030 Middle Rd Bettendorf). The event is free and open to all children and their families. Some of the activities involved include hands-on experiments and displays including: A Sound Idea Absolute Science Beekeeping BHS Science Club Birds of Prey Bubbles Coding Music Experience Manufacturing Exploring the Heart Hovercrafts & Science Toys I-74 Virtual Reality Program John... Read More

It’s Hug-A-Book Dance Party Time!

January 19th, 2020

Dance your way to early learning with free fun for children five and under and their families at the Rock Island Public Library! Experience the Hug-A-Book Dance Party at the Rock Island Downtown Library (401 19th Street Rock Island) on Wednesday Jan 22 from 6 – 7 p.m. Learn as you jump, move, and twirl and stomp, to the soundtrack of favorite children’s performers. It’s a rocking good time! Each child receives a free book to take home, thanks to funding from the Merrill Harris Hug-A-Book fund of the Rock Island Public Library Foundation. No registration required. Don’t miss out... Read More

Warm Up at Cool Beanz’ Hot Chocolate Bar

January 18th, 2020

There’s no better way to stay warm during these cold winter days, than with a cup of hot chocolate in your hands. Build your own gourmet hot chocolate at Cool Beanz Coffeehouse’s (1325 30th Street Rock Island) Hot Chocolate Bar this Monday Jan 20 from 5 – 7 p.m.! Baristas will whip you up a combination of white or milk Ghirardelli chocolates and you can add homemade marshmallows, candy toppings, stir in flavors and spices (or if over 21 years old add a shot of your favorite cordial). The combinations of fun are endless- so bring a date, your children, or friends for a family friendly evening... Read More

Things Are Getting Tasty in LeClaire This Weekend

January 17th, 2020

It’s no secret that a trip to LeClaire can be a very tasty experience. Here is your chance to sample it all! Taste of LeClaire returns to Cody Road this Saturday Jan 1! From 1 – 4 p.m. enjoy tasting all that LeClaire has to offer! Receive a free sample of food and/or beverages from various shops, restaurants and bars. Discover the many great taste of LeClaire at this FREE event!   Here are just a few of the participating businesses at this year’s event: The Artswork – LeClaire – Homemade “firecracker” cracker from The Crane & Pelican Café. Aunt Hatties – Hot cocoa... Read More

Penguin Parade Waddles Into Botanical Center

January 16th, 2020

Go on a Penguin Parade at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) this Saturday Jan 8 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Penguin Parade is a family read-in at the Botanical Center in partnership with the Rock Island Public Library. Read with your family, do a penguin scavenger hunt, try the penguin obstacle course, do crafts and receive free giveaway items while supplies last. Admission is free during the event and no RSVP is required. For more information, visit https://www.qcgardens.com/.  Read More

QC Hashers Announce 10th Annual Red Dress Run

January 16th, 2020

The Quad City Hash House Harriers – Dirty Pirate Chapter (or QCH3), a local group that is part of the loosely affiliated international organization, the Hash House Harriers, and a self-described “Drinking Club with a Running Problem,” will hold their 10th Annual Red Dress Run on Saturday, February 15, in which all participants – male and female – wear red dresses to have fun and draw attention to this charity event. Participants will gather at 12:00 p.m., at Billy Bob’s QC,  1722 2nd Avenue, Rock Island, IL. Runners will take off just after 2:00 p.m.. In true hashing... Read More

Icestravaganza 2020 Goes Extraterrestrial

January 15th, 2020

If you are looking for a free family-friendly event or a night out with friends this weekend, then make plans to head to Downtown Davenport! Icestravaganza returns for the 8th year this Saturday Jan 18 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Freight House Farmer’s Market (421 W River Dr. Davenport)! A team of professional ice sculptors will work to make the Davenport Freight house come alive with iconic American symbols from ice. Watch as 24,000 pounds of ice blocks are transformed into incredible works of art. This year’s theme is Aliens and Area 51! This event is free for all ages from 11 a.m. –... Read More

Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back!

January 14th, 2020

The legendary rocker, Alice Cooper, will bring his “Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back” tour to the Adler Theatre featuring special guest Lita Ford on Wednesday Apr 8 at 8 p.m. Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock.  Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors. He continues to tour regularly, performing shows worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics that he’s best known for. Get TICKETS here at TICKETMASTER.COM... Read More

Coco Comes to Life at Adler Theatre

January 14th, 2020

Take a trip to the Land of the Dead and experience Disney and Pixar’s Coco in Concert, at the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport) this Saturday Jan 18 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Follow the story of 12-year-old Miguel who travels to the land of the Dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family.  This family-friendly, live-to-picture concert event features Michael Giacchino’s beautiful musical score and the 2017 two-time Academy Award winning film for Best Original Song and Best Animated Feature Film. The Adler Theatre/River Center... Read More

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