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Quad City Arts Wins $50,000 in Federal Emergency Relief Funding

July 2nd, 2020

Rock Island-based Quad City Arts was the only organization in the immediate Q-C to earn funding Wednesday from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act grant. Like most of the 855 organizations funded nationwide, the regional nonprofit will get $50,000, on top of a previously approved $30,000 NEA grant last month that was unrelated to Covid-19 relief. Quad City Arts this spring did get Covid-19 relief funding through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, executive director Kevin Maynard said Thursday. Part of the criteria for new funding... Read More

Case Creek Obstacles’ Kids Ninja Adventure

July 2nd, 2020

Do you have a little ninja at home who loves to show their grit? Case Creek Obstacles (7625 120th Ave Coal Valley) presents Kids Ninja Adventure Run/Walk this Sunday Jul 5 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This course is a 1.5 Mile Adventure run/ walk filled with 25+ obstacles, ideal for kids ages 5-14 (some obstacles will be marked with a red skull and are not for ages 5-9). Participants will run / walk up and down hills, thru pastures and woods. Participants ages 5 – 9 must be accompanied by a parent. All parents can run / walk with the children by paying the $5 visitors admission fee, all parents... Read More

While Apart, Black Hawk College Art Students Work Together on New Magazine

July 2nd, 2020

Creating art is typically a solitary activity. For Black Hawk College students this spring, it was more isolating than usual, as they worked together – while physically apart – to produce a 36-page art magazine. ArtFusion magazine is produced every other year by and for BHC visual communications students. It features essays, digital drawing, photography, painting and other student works. When the college’s Art 248 – Production and Prepress class (about 14 students) went completely online in mid-March – because of Covid-19 — creating the collaborative, full-color publication became... Read More

Quad-Cities United Way Looking For Help To Stock The Schools For First Day Project

July 2nd, 2020

You can help make a child’s first day at school a lot more special by helping The First Day Project. Over 25,000 kids receive free or reduced lunches, and therefore they qualify for free school supplies through the project, which relies on the generosity of locals in the community to help out. The First Day Project used to partner with the Postal Service to collect the school supplies but three years ago they Postal Service stopped the program and United Way stepped in to help. “In the past, we worked mainly with our business community to collect the items but the need is too great... Read More

Rock Island Bars Now Required To Close At 2 a.m.

July 2nd, 2020

The City of Rock Island is requiring that all bars and restaurants located in Rock Island’s city limits that hold a 3 AM license close at 2 AM effective immediately. The decision stems from the City wanting to be a regional player with the rest of the Quad Cities where bars and restaurants close at 2 AM. Growing concerns of COVID-19 also played a part in the decision as larger crowds tend to gather past the hours of 2 AM. The City has decided to close several downtown streets to provide more space for gathering areas to aid in social distancing. Mayor Mike Thoms says, “Beyond my duties as... Read More

Celebrate Independence with Big Swing Brewing Company

July 1st, 2020

Make plans to head to the District of Rock Island this 4th of July! Celebrate Independence Day with Big Swing Brewing Company (113 18th Street Rock Island) this Saturday Jul 4 from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Live music will be provided by Quad City Prospects. Come enjoy great music, excellent food and drinks – with a fun atmosphere! For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/929404127433447/.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse To Stay Closed Until Fall

July 1st, 2020

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, will remain closed until this fall, since it can’t financially absorb losses due to the latest Illinois reopening guidelines, owner/producer Denny Hitchcock announced Wednesday. On Friday, June 26, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the new guidelines for indoor theaters would allow for reopening at a 50-percent capacity, or 50 guests, whichever is lesser. “In working with several state officials over the previous weeks, we had been very optimistic that the Phase 4 guidelines for the state of Illinois would put our dinner theatre in the same... Read More

Quad City River Bandits Cancel Season

July 1st, 2020

There will be no joy in Mudville, or Davenport, again this year. The Quad City River Bandits have canceled their season, in accordance with Major League Baseball’s decision to cancel the entirety of the 2020 minor league season. This is the second year in a row the Bandits’ season has been decimated, as the 2019 season was destroyed due to flooding in downtown Davenport. The outlook for the Bandits, minor league baseball and the mood surrounding the announcement is grim, especially given previous discussions to contract the number of teams in the minor leagues earlier this year and... Read More

Western Illinois University Human Resource Management Now Offered Online

July 1st, 2020

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Beginning in the Fall 2020 semester, the Western Illinois University College of Business and Technology will offer an online human resource management degree. WIU is one of very few schools in the state to provide this offering. The new option for students expands flexibility to take classes online, join remotely during live lectures, watch recorded lectures or combine online learning with face-to-face classes on the Macomb or Quad Cities campuses. In addition, all curriculum is aligned with the educational guidelines put forth by the Society for Human Resource Management. “The... Read More

July 4th Backyard Party at Finns Grill

July 1st, 2020

If you’re looking for some 4th of July plans this weekend, then look no further than Finns Grill! They may not be able to have fireworks, but they sure can throw a backyard party with a bang! Finns Grill (580 1st Street W Milan) will be hosting a July 4th Backyard Party this Saturday Jul 4 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. with live music all day long. There is no cover charge for this party. Come enjoy lots of drink specials, lots of food special and they may just fire up the Backyard Grill if a full hour shows up.   Live music line-up: Molly Durnin                                 ... Read More

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