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Chinese-American Writer in Bettendorf Releases Debut Novel

September 17th, 2020

A native of China, Xixuan Collins has lived in Iowa since 1997, but has only written in English since 2015. Her debut novel, “Flowing Water, Falling Flowers” from the Rock Island-based Midwest Writing Center Press, will be released in October. “I’m still not sure I actually have the confidence even now as a writer,” Collins, 52, said recently. “But I have taken a lot of workshops through MWC and have learned a lot about the craft of writing fiction. Through MWC, I also met some amazing writers and writing instructors, and their encouragement and affirmation have helped me greatly. “I... Read More

Red Door Ride Rolls Through Quad Cities

September 12th, 2020

Gilda’s Club will host The Red Door Ride (formerly QC Cancer Awareness Ride) at Brenny’s Motorcycle Clinic (4426 State St. Bettendorf) this Sunday Sep 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. We ride for the mission. We ride for our Members. Cost: $25 per rider/registrant Starting location: Brenny’s Motorcycle Clinic, Bettendorf Day of Registration from 9 -11 a.m. Ride begins 10 a.m. Ending location: The Tangled Wood, Bettendorf Last bike in at 3 p.m.! Riders please join in the grassy area at Tangled Wood. They will have a designated food tent for you to place your food order from as well as plenty of... Read More

Quad-Cities Film ‘Sons And Daughters Of Thunder’ Wins Another Award!

September 11th, 2020

“Sons & Daughters of Thunder” is continuing to make noise throughout the Iowa Film Awards scene! The movie, created by Kelly and Tammy Rundle, won a Critic’s Choice Award at the 2020 Iowa Independent Film Festival tonight. The awards were announced during an online ceremony. “Thank you to the festival, and particularly to festival official Terry Harrison, for choosing “Thunder”!” Kelly Rundle said in a Facebook post. Congratulations to the Rundles, and all involved with the film, from QuadCities.com!  Read More

Families Invited To ‘Paint The Lot’ At Family Museum

September 11th, 2020

Families of all artistic abilities are invited to “Paint the Lot” at the Family Museum on Saturday, October 3. The event will run 7:30 am – 3:30 pm. Cost is $50 per parking spot and participants must be registered prior to event. All proceeds will go to the Family Museum Foundation. The Museum held its first Paint the Lot event in 2017 as a fundraiser for its 20th anniversary. Families painted original designs that have withstood many Iowa winters and summers. The Museum staff decided to bring back the event since it lends itself well to social distancing – the event is outside and the... Read More

Bettendorf Wood Artist Sees Opportunity In Downed Trees

September 10th, 2020

The 100-mile-per hour winds that pummeled the Quad-Cities on Aug. 10 produced more than power outages, downed trees and other property damage. The fast-moving, devastating derecho gave wood artist Steve Sinner of Bettendorf an opportunity. The 78-year-old native of Omaha, Neb., is an internationally acclaimed woodturner and one of his latest projects is turning a chunk of a large tree trunk downed in Bettendorf, into a beautifully polished vessel. Sinner found the hard maple trunk along Devils Glen Road, ideal for his use since the pieces he needs have to be as close to the center of the tree as... Read More

Disney Performers With Quad-Cities Ties Still Not Working in Florida

September 10th, 2020

Though the Actors’ Equity Association reached an agreement with Walt Disney World last month regarding Covid-19 testing, performers Nathan and Whitney Meyer still have not been called back to work. Disney and Equity were in discussions over the testing of cast members (as Disney employees are called) since late June; the four Orlando-area theme parks reopened to the public in mid-July. “We have been consistent that testing is an important part of ensuring a safe workplace for Equity performers, and today, I’m pleased to see that Disney World has agreed,” Kate Shindle, president of... Read More

What’s The Good News For September?

September 9th, 2020

We’re headed into fall, and there’s plenty of good news to report around the Quad-Cities, even in the midst of a challenging year. And every month, QuadCities.com and KWQC-TV6’s Paula Sands Live team up to give you What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities? It’s a fun look around at some of the positive things going on in our community. Here’s the good news for September 2020: Pupper Of The Week And It’s Caturday With so much negativity around the world, QuadCities.com is trying to bring as much positive news and good vibes to the area media as possible. Along those lines, QuadCities.com... Read More

Miranda Vavrosky Is Our Artist Spotlighted In The QuadCities.com Virtual Art Gallery

September 8th, 2020

Welcome to the QuadCities.com Virtual Art Gallery! In this feature, we’re spotlighting area artists and their work. Every Tuesday we’ll feature a new local artist. It’s free and our way of showcasing awesome area artists and allowing them to include a link to their own online gallery or patreon! If you’d like to be included in the gallery, just send your bio, a headshot pic of yourself and up to a half-dozen .jpgs of your art to Sean@QuadCities.com. We look forward to featuring you and your artworks in our gallery! This week’s artist is Miranda Vavrosky. According to her bio, she... Read More

Music in Motion at Family Museum

September 7th, 2020

Looking for some morning fun with the littles this week? Join the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Dr. Bettendorf) for Music in Motion this Wednesday Sep 9 from 9:15 – 10 a.m. Music and plenty of action will take place as little ones clap, hop, tiptoe, run and scoot through a variety of movements! This fun program always ends with some social playtime with soft gym equipment so little ones can learn to follow directions and take turns. Music in Motion is included with paid admission. Participants should sign up at the Welcome Desk. For more information, please visit https://familymuseum.org/calendar/event/music-in-motion/1441.   For... Read More

Quad City Arts Leading Galleries In Celebration Of Female Empowerment

September 5th, 2020

Quad City Arts is partnering with several local institutions to celebrate women’s empowerment and work by female artists. This month marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to celebrate the achievements of women — especially in the arts. Quad City Arts’ September and October exhibition at Quad City International Airport, Moline, titled “A Portrait of Remarkable Women,” will feature... Read More

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