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Jam On Down To The Family Museum For Jammie Jam!

December 21st, 2016

Is your family looking for a fun event this holiday season that brings along the element of relaxation? Are you tired of the cold weather and busy events? Do you ever just want to remain in your pajamas all day? On Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 the Family Museum will be hosting a Holiday Jammie Jam. Come decked out in comfortable clothes to sing songs, warm up with hot chocolate, peppermint sticks, and family time. Hot chocolate will be provided by Dunn Brothers Coffee. The event will take place in the Great Hall and is meant to be a small and quiet event. The galleries will be dark and closed and because... Read More

Musical Tribute And Visitation For Ellis Kell Wednesday

December 20th, 2016

Ellis Kell will always live on his the hearts and memories of those who remember him, and his music will always live on in those who heard and were inspired by him. And so it’s entirely fitting that a visitation and celebration of his life, after the legendary local musician passed away from complications from cancer Dec. 16, is filled with music. Kell’s visitation and celbration of life service will take place beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Adler Theatre. Friends and family will also be throwing a jam session at RME later in the evening; musicians and anyone else who has been touched... Read More

Rock Island Libraries Offer Family-Friendly Holiday Fun

December 20th, 2016

Looking for something to do with the kids on holiday break? The Rock Island Libraries are offering a number of options for the little ones and their caregivers. Rock Island Libraries are celebrating family time this December with the following upcoming events: Children’s Librarians will be offering “holly jolly” stories this week, with stories, songs and a craft featuring Santa Claus. The Toddler Time storytimes are offered at 10:30 am Wednesday, Dec. 21 at the Rock Island Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road; and Friday, Dec. 23 at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street.... Read More

New Michaela Anne and Laish Tracks Hit Daytrotter

December 16th, 2016

Two new artists have fresh tracks released on this week. Here are the acts you can check out: Michaela Anne: In 2014, Michaela Anne released her album titled “Ease My Mind,” which was listed in the Top 5 Country Albums of the year for Village Voice and was praised by the New York Times. Originally from Brooklyn, she relocated to Nashville and recorder her second album “Bright Lights and the Flame.” This country singer’s sound can be heard on the dance floor and the radio with its variants of upbeats songs to laidback melodies. To check out her tunes and for more info... Read More

New Book Asks, What If The Three Magi Were Ninja Wizards?

December 16th, 2016

You’ve all heard the classic tale of the Nativity – Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus as the three wise men follow a star to offer their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. But what if… the three wise men were NINJA WIZARDS sent to protect Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus from the evil of King Herod and Satan, who sought to kill the holy family before they made it to Bethlehem? That’s the pulse-pounding premise of THE ARIMATHEAN, a new action- adventure novel from author Sean Leary. The book is an action-packed popcorn tale that’s part “Lord of the Rings,”... Read More

Learn About ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ Mythological Creatures And More At Spellbound

December 16th, 2016

In the genre of fantasy and enwrapped in the mysteries of our world’s history, there have been mentioning’s of creatures that are not on Earth today. Spanning from Unicorns to Leviathans “mythical” creatures have filled the stories of our childhood and enchanted and thrilled us to imagine and seek the unknown. There is even a science pertaining to researching mythical creatures known as Cryptozoology. On Saturday, Dec.17, 2016 the gift shop known as Spellbound will be holding a class titled “Mythical Creatures.” The cost is $5 at the door or you can register here: Do... Read More

Parraderos Bringing Spice To Redstone Room

December 15th, 2016

On Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 from 9:00 p.m. till 12:00 a.m. River Music Experience will be hosting the band Parranderos Latin Combo (PLC) at the Redstone Room, located at 129 N. Main Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801. Doors will open at 8:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 9:00 p.m. The price is $10 at the door plus a $1.50. You can purchase your tickets at There is an age restriction on this event of 19 and older. Those who are younger than 19 must be accompanied by a parent or adult. The Redstone Room is a standing room only venue. All of the tickets are General Admission unless otherwise... Read More

Holiday Wine Walk Uncorked At Bucktown Friday

December 15th, 2016

Some people break out the egg nog when the snow falls. Some sip hot chocolate by the fire. For others, a glass of wine does the trick any time of year. If you like wine glasses and tastings, then come to the Holiday Wine Walk. This annual event will be held on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Bucktown Center for the Arts (225 E 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m. Purchase beautifully hand painted wine glasses and taste many unique brands of wine. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. (NAMI) This event will be accompanied by Black Hawk... Read More

Prenzies Present Shakespeare ‘As You Like It’

December 15th, 2016

On Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m., the lights of the QC Theater dimmed till only a single spotlight was shining. It was then that the members of Prenzie Players began telling their interpretation of William Shakespeare’s comedy play “As You Like It.” The audience was engaged the moment the play began with storyline details, an intense physical altercation, and the words of Shakespeare, with a few modern-day comments, tying it all together. It wasn’t long before the audience was splitting their sides in laughter. There was never a dull moment among these Players. “As You Like It” follows... Read More

Doctor Who, Teen and Tween Gaming Events Wrap Up 2016 At Library

December 14th, 2016

Teen fans of Doctor Who may want to take a time jump in their personal TARDIS for a special event on Thursday at the Rock Island Main Library. The Teen Doctor Who Party is Thurs, Dec. 15, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Main Library, 401 19th Street. Activities include Doctor Who film clips and cast interviews, crafts, trivia with prizes, and snacks. The free event is for ages 12 to 18. Teens ages 12 to 18 and “tweens” ages 8 to 12 can take part in a combined gaming program on Tuesday, Dec. 20, also at the Main Library. The free event takes place from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The library will... Read More