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Celebrate Noon Year’s Eve at Family Museum!

December 27th, 2019

The grownups get to have their New Year’s Eve fun at night!  So, the Family Museum offers kids a chance to celebrate the arrival of 2020 during the daylight hours! Noon Year’s Eve takes place Tuesday Dec 31 at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Dr. Bettendorf) from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Don’t miss the countdown to 2020 at Noon! The museum will close at 2 p.m. Festivities include firework rings, chalkboard party hats, confetti cones, face painting, music from the Myers Brothers, and a countdown to Noon with a balloon drop and lots of confetti. This event is sponsored by Ascentra Credit... Read More

Have a Jinglin’ Jammie Jam at the Family Museum!

December 11th, 2019

Put on your jammies and join the Family Museum for a cozy evening of singing and family togetherness! Jinglin’ Jammie Jam happens this Friday Dec 13 from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Dr. Bettendorf). Make a frosty jingle bracelet and be swept away to Arendelle, singing holiday favorites together with Elsa herself! This event is meant to be a small, quiet moment for your family, so the Museum galleries will be dark and turned off. Since the gallery will be closed, there is no admission charge for this event. Just take a moment during this busy time of year and spend... Read More

Bi-Cultural Writers Reading Interwoven Work At Bettendorf Public Library

December 8th, 2019

READ LOCAL featuring contributors from We The Interwoven, Vol. 2 will take place Wednesday, December 11,  at 7 PM – 8:30 PM at Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722). Read Local, a program partnership between the Bettendorf Public Library and the Midwest Writing Center that spotlights local authors six times a year, returns to BPL in December for a special year-end event. Sarah Elgatian, Davenport native and contributor to WE THE INTERWOVEN, VOLUME 2 (published by the Iowa Writers House in 2019) will be joined by fellow INTERWOVEN contributors Dawson Davenport,... Read More

Feel the Magic at Family Museum’s WinterFest

December 7th, 2019

One of the most deer-ly beloved events is back at the Family Museum! WinterFest takes place from 12 – 5 p.m. this Sunday Dec 8 at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Drive Bettendorf)! Meet a real reindeer and have your picture taken with Santa! Make a variety of holiday crafts, enjoy performances by the Family Museum Dance Company (A Nutcracker “Sweet”), the Quad City Symphony Youth Choir, and other local musical groups. A $1 cash or canned food donation for the River Bend Foodbank is all you need for admission (members, too!). Cash donations are preferred as every dollar donated provides... Read More

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

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