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Leatherneck Country Meats Offering New Pork Product this Fall

June 23rd, 2020

MACOMB, IL – Organizers of Western Illinois University’s Leatherneck Country Meats – The Purple and Gold Standard of Western Illinois, are preparing for the group’s next sale, this time with a shifted focus to pork raised outdoors. Leatherneck Country Meats is a student-run organization that offers pork sales to the public. This is the third year LCM has been holding sales. This year, LCM is raising Berkshire hogs on the University Farm. The first piglets have already been placed outdoors. This year’s retail sale is expected in early October. “Raising berks on pasture... Read More

David R. Collins Writers Conference Starts Thursday In Virtual Format

June 23rd, 2020

The Midwest Writing Center (MWC) is thrilled to announce that the annual David R. Collins Writers’ Conference will move forward in an all-virtual format June 25-27 for its 15th year. Registration is open now. Attendees will hone their craft in intensive three-day workshops, but will also have the option to participate in book pitches, a faculty reading, and a keynote address featuring author and columnist Lyz Lenz. Lenz will appear at a special livestream event on Thursday, June 25, and will lead a virtual master class on Friday, June 26, both entitled “Writing for Change.” Lyz Lenz’s writing... Read More

Galva Part of a New 2020 Virtual Summer Concert Series

June 22nd, 2020

Like most entertainment around the world during coronavirus, the Levitt AMP Galva Music Series moved online this summer. All recipients of a 2020 national grant for a free summer music series will be part of a virtual free broadcast, all available on levittamp.org/virtual. Galva’s entry kicked off the series on June 20, with performances by Chicago Farmer and Edward David Anderson. “Each recipient of the Levitt AMP grant will be featured in one concert over the course of the summer as part of the national series — we just happened to be the first,” said John Taylor of Cambridge, president... Read More

Heavy Metal Rules With Steel Panther Rockin’ Rhythm City!

June 22nd, 2020

Rhythm City Casino Resort is pleased to announce the Steel Panther – Heavy Metal Rules Tour will be performing on the Event Center stage Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 8 PM. Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, June 26 at 10 AM CST. This show is a reserved seating show with prices ranging from $25 to $50. Tickets can be purchased online , by phone at 844-852-4FUN or in person at The Market gift shop inside Rhythm City Casino Resort. As political correctness suffocates and squeezes the last drop of fun from popular culture, four men boldly plant their flag (and maybe another appendage) into... Read More

Western Illinois University’s Libraries Offering Contactless Pick-up of Materials

June 22nd, 2020

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – All four of Western Illinois University’s libraries have set up a version of curbside pickup to allow access to materials. The Leslie F. Malpass Library, the Curriculum Library, the Music Library and the WIU-Quad Cities Library have created a system to let users arrange for pickup of library materials. Pick-up times vary between libraries and all pick-up is Monday-Friday. Items can be picked up at each of the libraries’ entrances and can be arranged by visiting wiu.edu/libraries/info/pickup_procedures.php. Pick-up is contactless and each library is following safety... Read More

Good Things To Remember On Father’s Day, And Every Day, With Your Children

June 21st, 2020

Time is the only thing you can spend once. As we go into Father’s Day weekend, that’s something to definitely remember. Being a father, bringing another life into the world, is an amazing experience and responsibility, and it gives you a blessing in time to spend with a person who will always be a part of your life, and who is beholden to you for helping to shape them as a person. You can literally make the world a better place by making the time and effort to make your children better people. To be there for them. To enjoy your time with them. To be a parent and friend to help guide... Read More

Quad-Cities Fathers Share Their Love of the Arts with Their Sons And Daughters

June 21st, 2020

Mark McGinn’s love of the theater is literally in his blood. His father Jack (who died in 2000) started performing at Quad City Music Guild in Moline within two years of its founding in 1949, and was in dozens of shows. Mark, a 67-year-old Bettendorf resident, started with Guild at Prospect Park in 1972, playing clarinet for “Fiddler on the Roof,” and his first stage role was in 1976’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” (as one of the apostles). McGinn has since been involved in more than 70 other shows (including last summer as John Wilkes Booth in Black Box’s “Assassins” in Moline), mostly... Read More

Quad-Cities Pizza Lovers, Order Your Next Pie Here!

June 20th, 2020

Hey, how about a pizza? You really can’t beat a great ‘za for comfort food in jenky times. In eras of uncertainty, there’s really nothing more certain that the delicious combo of malty crust, tangy sauce, gooey cheese and fresh toppings. Got your attention? You’re darn right we do. Now what you gonna do about it? Call up for some fresh pie? Good thing for you QuadCities.com offers you a list of local restaurants, bars and cafes that are going above and beyond to offer the community options to still get their favorite dishes – and here’s your list of pizza joints available for carry-out,... Read More

Enter QuadCities.com’s Screenplay Contest And Get Your Film Produced!

June 20th, 2020

QuadCities.com, the area’s fastest growing and most trusted arts and entertainment resource, wants to produce your short screenplay! Filmmakers and QuadCities.com team members Khalil Hacker and Tristan Tapscott will produce the winner of our ShortScreenplaySearch and the short film will be showcased on our website and social media platforms. The winner will be part of the entire production process and be given an inside look at independent filmmaking in the Quad-Cities. The guidelines: -All original material -Quad City resident -No more than 5 pages -Using iconic Quad City locations How it works: The... Read More

Vinyl’s Resurgence No Surprise to Quad-Cities Record Experts

June 20th, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a weekly look at intriguing personalities and trends on the local arts scene, presented every Saturday morning, on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com.   October 1978 was a heavenly time to be a Billy Joel fan. Just days before I got to see “The Piano Man” live for the first time (in Milwaukee), I bought his new record, “52nd Street” at the mall, and nearly floated all the way my walk home, devouring the lyrics on the back cover. Despite the technological advances of CDs, MP3s, YouTube, and digital streaming services, many... Read More

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