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Festival Of Trees Sprouts With Holiday Cheer

November 23rd, 2016

The unofficial herald of Christmas in the Quad-Cities, Festival of Trees, trumpeted its first notes over the weekend, rolling into 10 days of holiday fun which will go through Sunday, Nov. 27 at Davenport’s RiverCenter. More than 30,000 people are expected to check out the event, getting a look at elaborately decorated trees, wreaths, gingerbread houses and more, while enjoying holiday music and feasting on various treats. “It really brings the community together in a lot of ways,” said festival-goer Wendy Orman, 28, of LeClaire. “The performers on stage, the trees, the rooms, the wreaths,... Read More

QCTW Seeking Entries For Glaspell Playwriting Contest

November 23rd, 2016

As a theatre based in her hometown of Davenport, Iowa, the QC Theatre Workshop believes in the importance of sharing and sustaining the legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell. To this end, the Workshop will produce the first annual Susan Glaspell Playwriting Contest. Susan Glaspell was born in Davenport, Iowa in 1876. She was a journalist, author, actor and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright. She founded the Provincetown Players, one of the first great American theatres, which launched the careers of such luminaries as Eugene O’Neil, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Theodore... Read More

For A Happier Holiday: Where Those In Need Can Go For Dinner On Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2016

As we look forward to our annual holiday to give thanks for the good things in our lives, let’s remember that for many people, life is full of challenges that are difficult to overcome, and some people find themselves in need this thanksgiving. That’s why we at are running this list of places that people can go for a good meal and hospitality free of charge this Thanksgiving. If you are someone in need, the places on this list offer a good dinner and we hope you find them well and accommodating and enjoy your holiday. If you know of anyone in need, please pass this along to them,... Read More

Q-C Psychic And Paranormal Expo Brings Good Vibes To iWireless Center

November 22nd, 2016

You probably already knew this already, but just in case you aren’t feeling the psychic powers at this moment, you should know that the Q-C Psychic And Paranormal Expo brought a ton of fun and good vibes to the i-wireless center in Moline over the weekend. The two-day event, the fourth annual of its kind, drew over 1,000 people to check out vendors, performers and speakers from throughout the country. Speakers talked about everything from aliens to angels to spirit guides to shamanism and vendors offered colorful crystals, aura readings and pictures, conversations with spirit guides and angels... Read More

Explore Momentous Events in US History At Libraries

November 18th, 2016

The Rock Island and Colona Public Libraries will each explore major events in US history this November with two separate presentations by speaker Jim Gibbons. First, the Colona Public Library observes the 53rd anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s untimely death with a program on Tuesday, Nov. 22. In the 6:30 pm program on “The Kennedy Assassination,” Gibbons considers the events of that fateful day in Dallas. As Gibbon states on his website, “If you were alive at that time you may remember where you were and what you were doing that fateful day in Dallas. If not, you will... Read More

Chili Three Ways Is Cool And Hot Comedy

November 17th, 2016

Since I began reviewing the shows at the Establishment Theater, 220 19th St., Rock Island, I have laughed harder than I have laughed all year long. I love this place and I hope you all give it a looksee one of these weekends. You can catch PG rated Comedy Sportz starting at 7 p.m. and stick around for the R rated aftershow of the evening. The improvisational comedy never fails to impress the crowd as audience involvement is key to these shows. The actors are all very gifted with communication and have unstoppable wits about them. This weekend’s late night show is Chili Three ways, and the last... Read More

Augustana Dance Company Leaps Onto Stage Saturday

November 17th, 2016

On November 19th, 2016 at 7 p.m. Augustana College’s Dance Company will take the stage at Centennial Hall in their Fall Show titled “Dance with a Purpose.” Each school year, Augustana’s D. Co, puts on two shows, one during Fall Term and the other during Spring Term, each with a central theme and different dance routines to entertain their audience. Tickets can be purchased at a table in the Brew, which is located in the Gerber Center For Student Life, 3435 9 1/2 Ave, Rock Island or at the information Desk (309) 794-7742 for $3 from Nov. 16th through Nov. 18th, or tickets can be purchased... Read More

Taste Buds, Avenue Studios, Salon Bardot New Rock Island Spots Celebrate Friday

November 17th, 2016

Renaissance Rock Island will celebrate three businesses with a rolling ribbon cutting on Friday, November 18th. J Wild Marketing, LLC is celebrating a year in the McKesson Lofts building with an official ribbon cutting. Avenue Studios opened at 100 19th Street earlier this year after relocating from another downtown Rock Island location. Taste Buds moved from the College Hill District to downtown Rock Island in August, and is celebrating with a ribbon cutting as well. Attendees will move from business to business during the rolling ribbon cutting, allowing them to see what each new business has... Read More

Augustana Women’s Basketball Shooting For A Huge Season

November 17th, 2016

What is the first thing you think of when you think of Augustana College? Is it the school mascot? The campus? The events you’ve attended or heard about, or is it what the school is better known for in the sports world: the school’s basketball team? Before Christmas, Augustana’s Women’s Basketball Team will have five home games at the Carver Center (3500 5th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201, Phone: (309) 794-7000): 11/19 with Monmouth at 5 p.m., 11/29 with Coe at 7 p.m., 12/3 with North Park at 5 p.m. (which also starts their conference), 12/10 with Carthage at 5 p.m., and 12/20 with Whitewater... Read More

Celebrate! Celebrates Anniversary In Shoppes On Second

November 16th, 2016

Celebrate!, a special events and attire consignment shop has now been open in the Shoppes on 2nd, Rock Island’s first retail incubator, for a year. The move to Rock Island meant doubling in size, and have since expanded within The Shoppes on 2nd, doubling the size of Celebrate! once more. “We didn’t think of it as anything more than a tiny boutique and a hobby. However, the Quad Cities really responded well and made it clear a store like ours is needed,” says Celebrate! owner, Sheleigh Martin. Since opening in November of 2015 Celebrate! now has the space for over $100,000 in inventory,... Read More