Monday - February 17, 2020
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Midcoast Fine Arts and Davenport’s Bucktown Feature Doty, Williams, McFarland Artworks

February 16th, 2020

Midcoast Fine Arts and Bucktown in downtown Davenport have got two great new exhibits adorning the walls over the next month. The art of Jane Doty and Amber Williams runs through March 28 at Bucktown. Amber Williams has worked in collage since childhood and refocused on the medium in 2010. “I deconstruct materials by color, pattern, shape, etc. to create new images.” Her new collages expand the kinds of materials and processes she incorporates, including underlying collages, chips of paint, feathers and polyacrylic phototransfers. She also has moved from landscapes above ground to playful interpretations... Read More

Tour De Brew Riding Into Quad-Cities For Charity

February 16th, 2020

Tour de Brew QC /Katie’s Club is again ready to raise money for area cancer organizations for a 7th year and is gearing up to announce this year’s route. The new route will be announced during a special fundraising trivia night set for Feb. 21 at the Knights of Columbus, 1111 W. 35th St. in Davenport. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event starts at 7 p.m. There will be tables of 8. No team? No problem! Organizers can assign you a table. Cost is $10 per person / $80 per table. There will be a cash bar. No carry-in beverages allowed, but feel free to bring snacks! Sign up at Read More

Junior Theater’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ Drops This Weekend

February 16th, 2020

Davenport Junior Theatre (DJT) continues its 68th season of theatre “for kids, by kids’  this weekend and next with the Wizard of Oz on the mainstage. Showtimes are at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. “We last mounted the show in 2011,” said Daniel Sheridan, Artistic Director.  “Our Mainstage Company is far more dynamic now, with more resources and more students to help tell this amazing story.  In terms of cast, this is the largest show in DJT’s history.” Wizard of Oz involves over 50 students from 9 different area cities and towns in the QC. The kids, who range in age from... Read More

Monica Austin Ready to Join Wynonna & The Big Noise at The Rust Belt

February 16th, 2020

Throughout our lives, we all have dreams. It may be a situation we imagine ourselves in, or an encounter with an idol that we play over and over in our heads. The outcome of those dreams and desires coming to fruition, may not always leave us feeling satisfied. For one local woman, however, that dream will come true this Friday night. Described as delivering home-grown country with heart-filled covers, thought-provoking originals and a take-charge attitude, local musician Monica Austin is taking her talents to the next level. As a young aspiring artist, Monica found inspiration among the greats... Read More

Moline Maroons Take On Mundelein Mustangs at United Center

February 15th, 2020

Enjoy a legendary outing at a Chicago Bulls game with Moline High School basketball teammates, family and friends! Moline High School varsity basketball players take their game to the next level on Sunday Feb 23 at the United Center (1901 W Madison Street Chicago). The Maroons will take on the Mundelein Mustangs at 1 p.m. Fans will then be able to stick around to watch the Chicago Bulls take on the Washington Wizards at 6 p.m. on the court that Jordan built! This is the second year in a row that the MHS varsity basketball team has participated in a program called Preps with Pros, which allows high... Read More

Ever Wanted To Be A Writer, Videographer Or Podcaster? Join The Team!

February 14th, 2020

Have you ever wanted to be a writer? Here’s your chance! is seeking interested and hard-working high school and college students for our internship program. Interns will get professional experience (and potentially college or high school credit, depending on your school’s program) writing, doing videos and podcasting for the fastest-growing media site in the area, your site for fun, free, local entertainment and positive news,! Want to find out if it’s right for you? Send an email telling us why you want to be an intern and a couple of samples of your work (any... Read More

Midwest Writing Center Hosting Young Writers Studio

February 14th, 2020

The Midwest Writing Center will host Young Writers Studio for young writers in the Quad Cities at their offices on the ground floor of the Rock Island Public Library Downtown branch on the third Thursday of each month in 2020. Dates are Feb. 20, March 19, April 16, May 21, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Studio is a new casual writing workshop/critique group for young writers in and around the Quad City area. The YEW Studio is an extension of MWC’s successful Young Emerging Writers Summer Internship Program, which is currently accepting applications for the summer of 2020. All... Read More

WQPT Roaring Up Patriot Derby Challenge At Western Illinois University Saturday

February 14th, 2020

WQPT, PBS for the Quad Cities Region and the QC VET Center will host the 3rd Annual Patriot Derby Challenge on Saturday, February 15th at Western Illinois University – Quad Cities Campus (3300 River Drive, Moline). This unique pinewood derby race allows military veterans to race their service-themed pinewood derby cars against cars that scouts have built in a friendly competition that encourages interaction between the men and women who have served our country, and children who have benefited from their service. The event is FREE and open to the public. Any Scout (i.e., Cub Scout, Boy Scout,... Read More

Introduce a Girl to STEAM at SAU

February 14th, 2020

It may have a new name, but this amazing event for local girls in the Quad Cities is back and better than ever! St. Ambrose University hosts ‘Introduce a Girl to STEAM’, formerly ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering’, on Tuesday Feb 18 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Rogalski Center (518 W Locust Street Davenport, 3rd Floor). Designed for girls in grades 2-8, this year’s event includes science, technology, engineering, art, and math and will explore how all those subjects relate to one another. The 2020 theme is Expedition Exploration: Safari. Space is limited for this free event, so register... Read More

EMSSC Holding Rock And Roll Bingo Benefit For Youth Soccer

February 14th, 2020

East Moline Silvis Soccer Club (EMSSC) is hosting a Rock n Roll Bingo Night on Friday, March 6th at The Rock in Coal Valley.  Doors open at 6 pm and Bingo starts at 7pm. The cost is $10 for your first bag of chips (or Bingo card) and $5 for each additional bag (card).  A cash bar is available for all beverages; you are welcome to bring in your own snacks.  For the second year in a row, we will be selling slices of Happy Joe pizza for $3 each on a first-come, first-serve basis. Here’s how it works:  Instead of numbers being called out in a normal game of Bingo, we’ve... Read More