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Rare Quad-Cities Child-Care Therapist Helps Kids, Families Cope With Covid

May 11th, 2021
Rare Quad-Cities Child-Care Therapist Helps Kids, Families Cope With Covid

The long and painful Covid-19 pandemic has hurt the mental health of most everyone, but Katrina Eirinberg has been focusing on helping local families with young children. She is the mental health therapist (and a licensed clinical professional counselor) for SAL Family & Community Services, home to Skip-a-Long Child Development Services. Children, without the ability to fully grasp what’s happened over the past year, can only feel that things have changed — and often, those feelings spark anxiety and fear, Eirinberg said Tuesday. “With the pandemic, we’ve had to create a whole new... Read More

YWCA Quad Cities Race Against Racism Racing on May 22nd

May 11th, 2021
YWCA Quad Cities Race Against Racism Racing on May 22nd

A dozen outstanding Quad Citizens will be honored as part of the YWCA Quad Cities 3rd-annual Race Against Racism on May 22, presented by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union. A special recognition ceremony will be held at the post-race party at Lindsay Park Yacht Club, Village of East Davenport. The race started in 2019, featuring a 5k run/walk and a 1-mile fun-run; however, the most important part of this event is honoring individuals who are standing firmly and intentionally against racism and doing this through their words, choices and actions, according to a Tuesday YWCA release. “At YWCA Quad... Read More

Headwaters Of Mississippi River Crashing Into Rock Island’s Quad City Botanical Center

May 11th, 2021
Headwaters Of Mississippi River Crashing Into Rock Island's Quad City Botanical Center

The Quad City Botanical Center is hosting its Headwaters of the Mississippi River Ribbon Cutting event on Friday, May 14. Join us as we celebrate the opening of our Children’s Garden phase two addition. This exciting interactive play exhibit expands our popular water feature and includes a naturalized pond, representative of the headwaters in Itasca, Minnesota. Due to social distancing guidelines, invitations were sent to select donors, grantors, elected officials and supporters of this project. The ribbon cutting is not open to the public, but media are welcome. The new exhibit opens to the... Read More

BREAKING: Dawn and On Music Festival Announces 2021 Talent Lineup

May 11th, 2021
BREAKING: Dawn and On Music Festival Announces 2021 Talent Lineup

BREAKING NEWS: The Quad Cities’ grassroots music festival “Dawn and On” revealed their talent lineup on Tuesday for their 2021 event, taking place on July 10, 2021 at Schwiebert Park in Rock Island. With its roots in jam music, the festival’s lineup features local and national performers and remains diverse with a mix of rock, funk, bluegrass and folk bands. The day-long festival, now heading into it’s sixth year will be headlined by Colorado jam rockers Magic Beans and Illinois Bluegrass favorites The Way Down Wanderers.  Additionally, the festival will feature Wisconsin folk rockers... Read More

It’s Taco Tuesday… Shop Local And Get Your Taco Fix At These Great Quad-Cities Restaurants!

May 11th, 2021
It's Taco Tuesday... Shop Local And Get Your Taco Fix At These Great Quad-Cities Restaurants!

If you’re puttin’ on the ritz and looking to celebrate Taco Tuesday tonight, why not shop local and get some delicious Mexican food from the variety of awesome local restaurants here in the Quad-Cities? If you’re down for some south-of-the-border eats and wondering which local hot spots are still open for delivery, carry-out or curbside, well, wonder no more, QuadCities.com has got you covered, with our spicy list of local Mexican restaurants open and ready to take your orders for tacos, enchiladas, burritos, margaritas and more! Here, we offer you a list of local Mexican restaurants,... Read More

Quad-Cities Vendors Sought For Rock Island Artists’ Market

May 10th, 2021
Quad-Cities Vendors Sought For Rock Island Artists' Market

The Rock Island Artists’ Market has announced it will be hosting two events for the 2021 season. Join local artists, makers, and growers on Sunday, June 27th and August 29th from 12 to 5 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th Street, Rock Island, IL. This outdoor event is free to the public, and family friendly. Applications are now being accepted for vendors. Interested artists can find more information and the application form under the “Rock Island Artists’ Market” tab on Skeleton Key’s website, www.skeletonkeyqc.com, or in person during regular store hours.... Read More

Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Seeks Actors for “Saturday Night Fever” and “Disenchanted”

May 10th, 2021
Rock Island's Circa ’21 Seeks Actors for “Saturday Night Fever” and “Disenchanted”

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, Rock Island, is seeking online submissions for upcoming shows. First, the theater is looking for two dancer/singer/actors for its summer production of “Saturday Night Fever.” Production dates, including rehearsal, are July 1 – Sept. 11, 2021. Online submissions are being accepted until May 15 to fill the following roles: Cesar/Ensemble: Male; Plays 19. Latinx. A Spanish dancer at the Odyssey 2001 Night Club; excellent dancer, with strong partnering skills and lift experience, who sings well and plays various ensemble characters. Maria/Ensemble: Plays... Read More

Quad-Cities Craft Beer Week is Back to Mark 2nd Anniversary of QC Ale Trail

May 9th, 2021
Quad-Cities Craft Beer Week is Back to Mark 2nd Anniversary of QC Ale Trail

Local breweries will be spotlighted next week as the Quad-Cities serves up QC Craft Beer Week on May 10-15, just in time for the second anniversary of the QC Ale Trail. Over the past two years, hundreds of craft beer lovers from 17 states have blazed the QC Ale Trail, according to Visit Quad Cities. The QC Ale Trail invites beer lovers on a self-guided tour of local craft breweries across the region, from Muscatine, Iowa to Geneseo, Ill. The Q-C craft beer community continues to grow, with three new breweries opening last year and Nerdspeak Brewery opening soon at 7563 State St., Bettendorf. “Craft beer,... Read More

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

May 8th, 2021
Quad-Cities Pizza Lovers, Order Your Next Pie Here!

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

Quad-Cities’ WVIK Veterans Recall Highlights of Public Radio as NPR Turns 50

May 8th, 2021
Quad-Cities' WVIK Veterans Recall Highlights of Public Radio as NPR Turns 50

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! If it wasn’t for a man who later became WQPT-TV general manager, National Public Radio (NPR) likely would never have started. This past week, NPR celebrated its 50th anniversary. Jerrold Sandler — who died in Moline Feb. 24, 1995 at age 64, from a heart attack after cancer surgery – got public radio added to the mission of the then-new Corporation for Public Broadcasting... Read More