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Summer Reading Lifts Off Into New Galaxies of Fun At RIPL

June 10th, 2019

Readers of all ages will explore all things space this summer as Rock Island Public Library presents “A Universe of Stories” as part of their 2019 summer library program. Activities include a summer of space-related events, art projects, science and engineering experiments, performer shows, movies, creative crafts, Navy Bands and tasty treats, and more. The library’s 2019 Summer Reading Challenges are open to all ages, including children, teens, and adults. All feature goal-oriented reading missions, incentives, and more. Participants may enter and track their reading progress either... Read More

2019 Miss Iowa Scholarship Competition to Take Place at Adler Theatre!

June 9th, 2019

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here! That’s right, it’s time to find out who will be the next Miss Iowa and compete in this year’s Miss America Pageant! A new Miss Iowa, along with Miss Iowa’s Outstanding Teen, will be crowned this weekend at the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport). 2019 Miss Iowa Scholarship Competition preliminaries will be held on Thursday Jun 13, starting at 7 p.m. Miss Iowa’s Outstanding Teen competition will take place on Friday Jun 14 at 7 p.m. Don’t miss the 2019 Miss Iowa Scholarship Competition Finals on Saturday Jun 15, beginning... Read More

Freshen Up with Paul McCartney!

June 8th, 2019

Paul McCartney brings his eagerly anticipated return to the U.S. with his new Freshen Up tour, and he’s heading straight for the Quad Cities! Experience the legendary Paul McCartney at the TaxSlayer Center (1201 River Drive Moline) on Tuesday Jun 11 at 8 p.m. The Freshen Up tour is Paul’s first outing following the release of his brand-new studio album, Egypt Station, out September 7th on Capitol Records. Featuring the AAA Top 10 single “Come On To Me,” Egypt Station is already generating rave reviews, with Q magazine writing in a 4-star review that Paul is “enjoying his music too much... Read More

East Moline Spartans Win Armed Forces Cup, Move Up to 15 In State

June 8th, 2019

After a thrilling 7-6 championship win on penalty kicks in the Armed Forces Cup, the U11 East Moline Silvis Soccer Club Spartans are definitely looking like a team to be reckoned with. The Spartans rose to being ranked 15 in the state in the latest GotSoccer ratings after the tournament gold, knocking out Peoria FC and the Q-C Rush in the prelims before taking on and taking out the Q-C Strikers in an electrifying final game. The Spartans, missing two of their starters, leading scorer and striker Elijah DeLaCruz and goalie Gavin DeRudder, dug deep and played tough throughout the weekend, with coach... Read More

Scott County Kids Cast Your Lines at This Free Clinic!

June 7th, 2019

Hey Scott County residents, do your kids like to fish? Join Scott County, Iowa Conservation for their Kids Free Fishing Clinic this Saturday Jun 8 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at West Lake Park (14910 110th Ave Davenport)! Enter West Lake Park Gate #1 and meet at the Rolling Hills Shelter. This free, family-friendly event is open to all Scott County residents in grades K-6th. Children under 9 years old MUST have an adult present. All poles and tackle will be provided! And all participants will receive a free gift and a Certificate. Classes include: Fish ID, fish care & cleaning, casting techniques,... Read More

Skeleton Key Has The Key To A Fun Artists’ Market This Weekend

June 7th, 2019

The Rock Island Artists’ Market begins its fourth season this Sunday, June 9. The family-friendly market will take place from 12-4 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques at 520 18th Street, Rock Island, and will repeat on the second Sunday of each month through October. Admission to the market is free. Shoppers can expect to find a variety of art, local produce, handcrafted goods and more, all sold by the artists, creators and growers. The first market will feature food and drinks by Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Bar and Grill, coffee creations by Cool Beanz, popcorn by G’s Popcorn,... Read More

Be Downtown Bettendorf for a Celebration of Art, Music and Community!

June 6th, 2019

Join the City of Bettendorf in a celebration of art, music and community in the heart of downtown this Saturday Jun 8 from 12 – 10 p.m. and Sunday Jun 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.!  Supported by downtown area businesses, this FREE, family-friendly event will feature live outdoor music, food & drink vendors, a chalk art festival, children’s activities, and so much more! Be Downtown – a Celebration of Art, Music and Community, is held in downtown Bettendorf, on State Street between 17th and 20th Street (2021 State Street Bettendorf). Parking can be found all day Saturday and Sunday at Waterfront... Read More

Take A Trip to New Orleans Without Leaving the Quad Cities at Gumbo Ya Ya!

June 5th, 2019

Catch the spirit and energy of ‘The French Quarter’ in downtown Rock Island this weekend! For the 27th consecutive year, Gumbo Ya Ya returns to downtown Rock Island this Saturday Jun 8! Gates open at 4 p.m. Zydeco and Jazz bands will tantalize your ears, while Cajun spiced food will heat up your taste buds. Bead tosses, confetti, feather masks, feather boas, and Jumer’s showgirls will complete the Mardi Gras theme. New this year, outdoor dueling pianos will be available for your listening pleasure in the Voodoo Lounge. Two sets will take place, the first from 5 – 6:30 p.m. and the second... Read More

Quad City Storm Tickets For Next Season On Sale Now!

June 5th, 2019

Are you ready to rock some hockey again? Stanley Cup got you psyched for the next season? Well, the Quad City Storm has just dropped their schedule for 2019-2020 and tickets are on sale now! Storm fans, it’s time to break out your calendars and mark down the dates for the upcoming season. The schedule includes eleven Friday games, twelve Saturday games, three Sunday games and a pair of weekday games. All 28 contests will be played at the TaxSlayer Center. The team’s promotional schedule and opponents will be revealed in the next several weeks. October 25th, 2019 October 26th,... Read More

Bettendorf Library Kicks Off Outdoor Summer Concert Series this Thursday

June 4th, 2019

The Bettendorf Public Library kicks off their highly anticipated Summer Concert Series this week! Returning for its 8th year in a row, Summer Concert Series is made possible by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation and is sponsored by TBK Bank, Mel Foster Co. and Build to Suit. The outdoor concerts are held at Faye’s Field located just south of the Library on 18th St in Bettendorf. These free concerts will take place every Thursday from Jun 6 through Aug 8 at 6:30 p.m., and will be held come rain, shine or oppressive heat. In case of inclement weather, the backup location will be inside... Read More

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