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Movie in the Park at Green Valley Sports Complex

July 9th, 2020

Looking for a safe, fun and family-friendly way to spend your Friday night? Join the Moline Parks and Rec Department at Green Valley Sports Complex (60th Street Moline) this Friday Jul 10 from 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. for a Movie in the Park! The outdoor movie night will feature Trolls playing on the big screen, starting at dusk. This movie is free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets! And please be prepared to practice safe social distancing. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/300592444641934/.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities... Read More

Abbie Metz Named Coach Of Black Hawk College’s First Women’s Soccer Team

July 8th, 2020

MOLINE (BHC) — Black Hawk College will launch its new women’s soccer program with a familiar face. Abbie Metz, a Black Hawk College grad, has been tapped to lead the team that will begin competing in Fall 2021. On Aug. 1, she will become the Braves’ first-ever women’s soccer head coach. “I look forward to working with her on building the program from the ground up,” said Arnie Chavera, interim athletic director. Metz currently is the academy director and head coach for PLD Sports – Sporting Iowa East at the TBK Bank Sports Complex in Bettendorf. She has nearly two decades of experience... Read More

Metro Arts Takes New Forms This Year Due to Covid

July 8th, 2020

Just as last year was unusual for the Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship Program, this summer also is unique. ​ Far fewer students – ages 15 to 21 – are participating, in fewer projects, and they are wearing face coverings and are social distancing, as is the current practice. That does not mean that the two outdoor murals and improvisational comedy being created over the past five weeks are any less meaningful, important or impressive. “Every Metro Arts site has a collection of masks available, if the student either doesn’t have one or has forgotten theirs that day, so we... Read More

Western Illinois University Launches New Website to Highlight Alumni

July 7th, 2020

MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University Department of Broadcasting and Journalism has launched a new website to highlight alumni in on-air positions. The site, located at wiu.edu/cofac/bcj/careers/index.php, showcases “Breaking News with BC & J Alumni” who are working at radio and television stations locally and around the country. “The Department of Broadcasting and Journalism is proud to highlight and celebrate some of our students working on-air in the media,” said William “Buzz” Hoon, interim dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication.... Read More

The QuadCities.com Virtual Art Gallery Presents: Glen Lowry!

July 7th, 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 adding YOU to the gallery! Our latest artist is Glen Lowry! Glen’s work is mostly in the prints and painting realms,... Read More

Quad-Cities Repping Giving Platform To Area Musicians

July 6th, 2020

The local arts scene took a huge blow this spring when Covid-19 shut down the entertainment industry. But it takes a lot more than a pandemic to get Quad-Cities artists down and out. And it takes even more to get the big idea makers to stop dreaming. Enter Royce Barnett, Mr. Crunk Chocolate. Barnett, a Quad City resident and popular voice on social media and podcast platforms, where he often posts under the name Crunk Chocolate, has launched Quad-Cities Repping, a one stop shop Spotify playlist of Q-C artists. “The Ultimate Goal is to have The most complete Q-C Anthology of our local artists,”... Read More

Western Illinois University New Student Virtual Orientation Session Scheduled for July 15

July 6th, 2020

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University’s virtual summer orientation experiences have taken place throughout May and June, and another session is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15. Incoming new first-year students on the Macomb campus who have not yet attended a virtual summer orientation can sign up for the July 15 event by logging into their STARS account. During virtual summer orientation, students meet their orientation leaders and begin to learn how to be a successful student at WIU. New students will continue to have opportunities to engage with staff and have opportunities... Read More

Concerts in the Park

July 5th, 2020

Bring the whole family out for an evening of outdoor live music this summer! Moline Township Activity Center (620 18th Street Moline) will kick off their Concerts in the Park this Monday Jul 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. These outdoor concerts will continue every Monday night through Jul 27. Due to the Covid-19 health concerns, there will be NO dancing on the dance floor this season. The band will be set up in the middle of the outdoor floor to discourage dancing. But feel free to dance in your seats! Hot dogs, brats, chips, bottled water and soda will be available for purchase from 5 p.m. until sold... Read More

Black Box Theatre Finally Debuting ‘Turn Of The Screw’ July 16-19

July 5th, 2020

The Black Box Theatre was in rehearsal for the Jeffrey Hatcher adaptation of The Turn of The Screw when Covid-19 shut everything down. As Illinois enters Phase 4 of re-opening the actors are once again rehearsing and looking forward to performing. The theatre will open the show on July 16 and close the 19th. “It is a short run,” said director Lora Adams “but the set was almost completed and the actors’ schedules have changed since March, so we are only able to do the four day weekend.” Actor Matt Walsh and Kayla Jo Pulliam bring the creepy tale to life with Walsh playing four different... Read More

Western Illinois University School of Ag Participates in Soil Bucket Program for Third Year

July 5th, 2020

MACOMB, IL – For the third year in a row, the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture is partnering with the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) to provide programming for high school agriculture classes across the state. Through the Soil Health Bucket program, 90 schools receive a five-gallon bucket of supplies for evaluating soil functions and a comprehensive curriculum for engaging students in employing the interacting impact of soil type and soil management. Topics covered in the curriculum include water filtering and storage, nutrient provision and cycling and conversion of crop... Read More

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