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Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

Space Monsters Take Over Bettendorf!

October 23rd, 2019

Calling all Space Monsters! Please report to the City of Bettendorf’s Halloween Parade! The 2019 Halloween Parade, hosted by the City of Bettendorf, takes place this Saturday Oct 26 at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is: SPACE MONSTERS! The parade will begin at the intersection of 23rd Street and Middle Road, then continue onto Spruce Hills Drive. The procession will travel to 18th Street, turning left onto 18th Street, continuing to Middle Road, turning left on Middle Road, and finishing at the entrance of the Life Fitness / Splash Landing parking lot. For more information, visit https://www.bettendorf.org/.  Read More

Monsters Mashing Into Bettendorf’s Family Museum

October 11th, 2019

Monsters are invading the Family Museum! Enjoy favorite activities like pumpkin painting, glow room activities, PLUS new activities: Mini Monster Mittens, FrankenScience, a monster zoo, Monsters Inc. inspired performances by the Family Museum Dance Company, and much more! Sunday, October 20, 2019, 12:00 – 5:00 pm. $9 for general admission; Family Museum members are free. First Floor Activities: • Haunted Hopscotch (Outside-Front): Make your feet match the monster’s tracks by jumping, twisting, and hopping your way into the Museum. • Floating Monsters (Great Hall) See for yourself…you’ll... Read More

Have Some Fall Family Fun at Wallace’s Garden Center!

October 10th, 2019

Celebrate the season with fun for the whole family at Wallace’s this weekend! Wallace’s Garden Center (2605 Devils Glen Rd. Bettendorf) is hosting their Fall Family Festival this Saturday Oct 12 and Sunday Oct 13 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission! Bring the entire family and enjoy activities like bounce houses, face painting, wiggle cars, corn box, games and so much more! Train ride tickets are $2 each. Hot dog meals, apples and more will be available for purchase. Parking can be limited throughout the day, so please plan accordingly. For more information, visit https://www.wallacesgardencenter.com/.  Read More

Family Museum Earns Autism Center Designation

October 9th, 2019

Family Museum has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, which is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and demonstrates Family Museum’s dedication to providing a supportive environment for guests with autism and other sensory disorders. Staff completed sensory disorder training and a comprehensive exam in order to earn this certification. The Family Museum is a department of the City of Bettendorf, Iowa, and has been a community resource for over 20 years. The museum offers a unique, hands-on, learning experience... Read More

She Rocks! Fest Celebrating Women in Music at The Tangled Wood

September 2nd, 2019

Hey Quad Cities, are you ready to celebrate some amazing Women in Music? Don’t miss the She Rocks! Fest this Friday Sep 6 from 6 – 10 p.m. at The Tangled Wood (3636 Tanglewood Road Bettendorf). She Rocks! will celebrate Women in Music with live performances from the following female-led bands: Been There Done That – All Girl Teen Band from QC Rock Academy Hum Hum & the Crash – Teen Band from QC Rock Academy My Finest Hour – From Reno, Nevada Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls – QC Faves   For more information, visit http://thetangledwood.com/events-view/she-rocks-celebration-sep-6/... Read More

Run with Carl this Labor Day Weekend

September 1st, 2019

Run with Carl is celebrating 25 Years! That’s right, the annual Labor Day “Run with Carl” race is celebrating their 25th anniversary this Monday Sep 2 at Bettendorf Life Fitness Center (2222 Middle Road Bettendorf). The Run with Carl is the primary funding vehicle for the Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund which supports college scholarships for graduating Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley High School students. The fun kicks off with the ½ Mile Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. with the 1 Mile Fun Run continuing at 7:45 a.m. Each of these fun runs are for children 12 and under only. 5-Mile Run will begin at... Read More

Rock Out with Arch Allies at Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center!

August 28th, 2019

Are you a fan of Boston, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Def Leopard and Bon Jovi? Then get ready to experience your new favorite band, ARCH ALLIES! Arch Allies takes the stage this Friday Aug 30 at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center (2021 State Street Bettendorf) at 7:30 p.m. This concert is standing room only. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for VIP. Purchase your tickets today at https://www.islebettendorf.com/event/events/arch-allies. Arch Allies are a timeless tribute band centered on performing the classic rock songs you love to sing along with. They have dynamic vocals,... Read More

The Learning Campus Discovery Fair Providing Fun for the Entire Family!

August 16th, 2019

Are you ready for some free family fun this weekend? Hosted by the Bettendorf Public Library with support from the Family Museum, The Learning Campus Discovery Fair will take place this Saturday Aug 17 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Drive Bettendorf). The Learning Campus Discovery Fair is a day filled with free learning and fun for the whole family! Experiences include: Magic Hovercraft Rides Hands-On Science Pottery Bubbles Drawing Water Colors Clowning Paper Rockets Flower Arrangement   Additional activities:  Petting Zoo, Balloon Creations,... Read More

Catfish Guy’s Mr. Glass? Naked River Dude Busted

August 12th, 2019

Has Catfish Guy met his Mr. Glass? A buck-naked Bettendorf man, Tobias Hartsfield, 43, was busted by cops Sunday night after he was spotted engaging in dastardly activity — untying ropes on a barge near the new Interstate 74 bridge construction on the Mississippi River, according to police and media reports. According to reports on KWQC-TV6 and in the Quad City Times, eyewitnesses saw the man, naked as the day he was born, presuming that he wasn’t born in a tuxedo or leisure suit, sauntering along the barge around 7:50 p.m. as he was untying ropes and gesturing wildly in a strange, ritualistic... Read More

Looking For A Podcast Guide To The Quad-Cities? Listen In To Find Out Some of the Great Local Spots!

July 13th, 2019

In town for the John Deere Classic? In town for another tourist activity or business? New to the Quad-Cities? Or maybe you’re from the Q-Cs and live here and you’re just looking for fun recommendations of things to do? In this special edition of QCUncut, the number one-rated podcast in the Quad-Cities, Sean Leary gives a fun and freewheeling tour of the local hot spots and places to go, whirling through all the downtowns and hitting on cool spots and great places to get tacos, pizza, steaks and more!  Read More

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