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Circa Holding Auditions For ‘Junie B. Jones’

March 24th, 2019

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island is pleased to announce local auditions for their Spring children’s show JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK. Auditions will be held at the theater on 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30. Quad-City favorite Kimberly Kurtenbach is directing the show.  Kimberly has directed many children’s shows and has been seen on stages across the Quad Cities, as well with the Curtainbox Theatre Company in Davenport, which she founded. Kurtenbach is seeking seven adults, four male and four female actors 18 and older. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the... Read More

Your Favorite Underwater Egg Hunt is Back!

March 23rd, 2019

Spring has sprung, which means it’s time for Egg Hunts! The Rock Island Parks and Recreation are spicing things up, however, with an Underwater Egg Hunt! Join the Rock Island Parks and Recreation for their 2nd Annual Underwater Egg Hunt! The hunt will take place at the Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center on Sunday Apr 7 from 1 – 3 p.m. The cost to participate in this one-of-a-kind egg hunt is only $5 per child (accompanying adult is free). New this year, registration will be completed by time category instead of age groups. Hunting times will commence every 15 minutes, with a Deep End Dive... Read More

Chocolate Lovers Unite for an Unforgettable Experience!

March 22nd, 2019

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a decadent chocolate experience! Indulge yourself at the Chocolate Experience on Saturday Apr 6 at the QC Botanical Center (2525 4th Ave Rock Island). Head to the warm and inviting Botanical Center for a day of delights and relaxation. Local chocolatiers and bakeries will be offering samples galore and selling products to take home to enjoy and share. Learn about chocolate and other wonders that come from the tropics on a free sun garden tour. There is something for all ages to enjoy. Three time slots for visiting are offered and tickets are only good for a single... Read More

Dawn and On Music Festival Announces Lineup, Move to Schwiebert Park

March 20th, 2019

The Quad Cities’ grassroots music festival “Dawn and On” revealed their talent lineup, at the same time confirming a venue change to Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park for the July 6 event. The day-long festival, now heading into its fifth year, had previously been held at Moline’s North Shore Inn in each of its first 4 years. Dawn and On has grown in attendance each year, exceeding 1500 attendees in 2018. In light of the move to Schwiebert Park, the event format will stay the same, with live music running from noon-midnight, along with a full slate of local craft vendors, food vendors, full... Read More

Quad City Arts Presenting 42nd Annual High School Art Invitational

March 18th, 2019

Quad City Arts presents the 42nd Annual High School Art Invitational at Quad City Arts Gallery in Rock Island, from March 30-May 2. The exhibition is open to the public, and includes a reception and award ceremony on Thursday, April 4th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This exhibition features exemplary works of art selected by each high school art teacher in the region. On the average, 16 schools, 28 teachers and over 170 students are provided the opportunity to show their artwork in a commercial art gallery and compete for over $4000 in scholarships and prizes. Primary sponsorship is provided by The William... Read More

Learn about the works of Jason Reynolds on March 19 from Rock Island Library

March 15th, 2019

Readers who are looking forward to hearing award-winning author Jason Reynolds speak in the Quad Cities can learn more about his work in advance on March 19. Readers who are looking forward to hearing award-winning author Jason Reynolds speak in the Quad Cities can learn more about his work in advance on March 19. “Whether you want to know where to start reading, or you want to discuss one of his books you’ve already read, we can help,” says Emily Tobin, a Young Adult Librarian at Rock Island Public Library. Tobin will host an informal talk about Jason Reynolds’ books at... Read More

Big Swing Goes Big To Rock Downtown Rock Island TODAY!

March 15th, 2019

The Big Swing is stepping to the tee in downtown Rock Island, opening its doors at noon today at the location of the old Blue Cat Brew Pub, 113 18th St., with a limited menu for Friday and Saturday before closing Sunday and Monday and re-opening with its full menu Tuesday, March 19. QuadCities.com was invited for a sneak preview of the venue to check out the menu and decor prior to the opening, and while it was still a work in progress when we saw it, its look was very much in line with the Blue Cat, albeit with a different color scheme and some refurbished seats, tables and hardware. The walls... Read More

Exclusive Look at the Big Swing Menu!

March 14th, 2019

We at QuadCities.com are as excited as you are for the big grand opening of the Big Swing. The new restaurant and brew pub, located in the old Blue Cat Brew Pub in downtown Rock Island, opens Friday at noon. However, QuadCities.com was given an exclusive sneak preview of the hot spot. We were stoked to see the new menu and we’re here to share it with you. Check out your site for fun, free, local entertainment later tonight for more pictures of the interior and more news on the Big Swing grand opening. And don’t forget to like and check out our Facebook page for an exclusive video preview of... Read More

Attend the Only Bi-State St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Country Right Here in the Quad Cities!

March 14th, 2019

It’s time for the only bi-state St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the country! And it’s right here in the Quad Cities! The Grand Parade takes place this Saturday Mar 16. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of 4th Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island. It will then wind its way west through downtown Rock Island following 4th Avenue to 20th Street, then to 3rd Avenue to 17th Street and finally to 2nd Avenue to the Centennial Bridge. The parade then crosses the Mississippi River to Gaines Street in Davenport. From there, it will go north to 3rd Street and then east on 3rd to the River Center.... Read More

Big Swing Swings Into Downtown Rock Island Next Friday!

March 8th, 2019

The scotch egg is staying. So is the meatloaf. So is the catfish, and many other menu items, almost all of the décor and a good portion of the staff, when The Big Swing opens next Friday in the former Blue Cat Brew Pub. The spot will have a limited menu opening Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, then will be closed Sunday and Monday, before having its full opening and menu March 19. “We’re excited and we’re looking forward to opening and welcoming the community,” said John Timmer, a co-owner of the Swing, as well as Milan’s Backyard Bowl and Abides Bar and Grill, with Shane Scott and... Read More

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