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BREAKING: Covid Numbers Spiking Again In Rock Island County

July 30th, 2021
BREAKING: Covid Numbers Spiking Again In Rock Island County

BREAKING NEWS: Rock Island County Health Department released alarming new numbers for covid-19 cases today. According to the department, “Due to a 46.94% increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases over the last seven days, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now reports Rock Island County as having a substantial level of transmission of coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease. The county’s positivity rate also increased 2.59% to 6.82% over the last seven days. The number of hospital admissions also increased 50%. The CDC determines the level of transmission by... Read More

Looking To Adopt A Kitty? Meet Fluffy, The Latest Quad-Cities Pet Of The Week

July 30th, 2021
Looking To Adopt A Kitty? Meet Fluffy, The Latest Quad-Cities Pet Of The Week

QuadCities.com is proud and happy to announce we’re partnering with the Quad City Animal Welfare Center! Every week, we’ll be featuring their Pets of the Week, helping for find new homes for great dogs and cats! If you’re looking for a new pet, we encourage you to adopt, and please check out the Pet of the Week from Quad City Animal Welfare Center, today and every Tuesday on QuadCities.com! And here’s today’s latest Pet of the Week… Fluffy is ready for her furrever home!! She was born in May, is spayed, up to date on shots for her age, and microchipped. This sweet girl takes some... Read More

Fresh Films Quad-Cities Looking To Deliver Instruction To Local High Schools And Youth Clubs

July 30th, 2021
Fresh Films Quad-Cities Looking To Deliver Instruction To Local High Schools And Youth Clubs

There are awesome opportunities this year for young Quad-Cities filmmakers to gain valuable experience and have fun with Fresh Films! Here’s the latest: Fresh Films Academies Quad Cities – Applications open for host locations! What: Fresh Films will deliver project-based film instruction on professional equipment on site at up to 4 Quad Cities high schools or youth clubs at no cost to the host organization. When: October 2021-May 2022 | Thursdays 4-6:30pm Where: On site at host school or organization Who: 12-25 youth per location, open to all QC high schools and youth organizations... Read More

Want To Plan Out A Fun Weekend? Get Some Help With QuadCities.com’s Weekend In 2 Minutes!

July 30th, 2021
Want To Plan Out A Fun Weekend? Get Some Help With QuadCities.com's Weekend In 2 Minutes!

What to do this weekend… what to do this weekend… Need some help? Need some tips? Want to know what’s going on? Check out our Weekend in 2 Minutes podcast! It runs every week on your fun, free, local QuadCities.com! This week, the River Bandits are in town offering baseball on some beautiful days, lots of outdoor music is in store, find out what Smurchella is at TaxSlayer Center, and the Mississippi Valley Fair is lurking on the horizon. Get the details on these and tons of other events in this week’s Weekend! Click HERE to listen in to your Weekend in 2 Minutes!  Read More

Annual Art in The Garden is Aug. 7 at Botanical Center in Rock Island

July 29th, 2021
Annual Art in The Garden is Aug. 7 at Botanical Center in Rock Island

This year’s Art in the Garden is Saturday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island. The 5th-annual event features local and regional artists — including potters, painters, sculptors, jewelry makers and others who are inspired by nature to create. Their works will be exhibited and sold at this outdoor show. The handcrafted works will be on display in tents throughout the gardens and a variety of art price points will be offered. Pieces to be sold include sculpture, jewelry, pottery, quilts, paintings and painted objects, charcoal and pastel... Read More

REVIEW: Circa’s “Saturday Night Fever” A Brilliant Mix Of Escapism And Coming-Of-Age Tale

July 29th, 2021
REVIEW: Circa's "Saturday Night Fever" A Brilliant Mix Of Escapism And Coming-Of-Age Tale

The economy is in shambles. The world is a mess. Young people feel as if they have little to no hope to achieve the American dream they’ve been promised. And so, for many young people struggling with this realization, escapism is paramount to balancing out their lives and getting them through. Sound familiar? It should, because it certainly describes the world today, particularly for the millenial and Gen Z generations, and, as Circa ’21’s great and gritty musical adaptation of “Saturday Night Fever” displays, there’s a fine line between the blinding dazzle of... Read More

Looking For Local Music This Weekend, Quad-Cities? Check Out These Shows!

July 29th, 2021
Looking For Local Music This Weekend, Quad-Cities? Check Out These Shows!

Looking to check out some local shows, whether outdoors or in, this weekend? Here’s a couple of resources for your perusal, from Local Scene Magazine and our partners at The Echo QC, two awesome resources for area music. From The Echo, for their music calendar, click HERE! From Local Scene, here’s their rundown of shows: Thursday Craig Gerdes at Go Fish Marina, Princeton 6-9 Ky & Ty Acoustic at Twin Span Brewing, Bettendorf 6-9 Alexa Mueller at Whiskey Stop, East Moline 7 PM Funktastic 5 at Schwiebert Park, Rock Island 7-9 Been There Done That at Bass Street Landing, Moline... Read More

Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Into Rock Island Tonight

July 28th, 2021
Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Into Rock Island Tonight

The Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Show Team performs FREE water ski shows every Wednesday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at 44th Street and the Rock River, Rock Island, IL, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Shows are free, but donations are accepted at DONATIONS – VENMO – @Backwater-Gamblers  Read More

Metro Offering FREE Bus Rides For K-12 Students This Fall!

July 28th, 2021
Metro Offering FREE Bus Rides For K-12 Students This Fall!

In a really, really cool move and some great positive news, kids won’t have to worry about getting rides to and from school and activities this fall! Metro is offering free bus rides to K-12 students on their bus routes. Students need to show their ID for the ride, and as per existing rules, all passengers need to wear a mask on the buses. For more info, see www.MetroQC.com.    Read More

Rock Island’s Mississippi Bend Players Offer Virtual Encore of Two Shows

July 27th, 2021
Rock Island's Mississippi Bend Players Offer Virtual Encore of Two Shows

Due to the abridged past summer season, there’s a good chance you may have missed the small, stellar offerings of Mississippi Bend Players, the professional regional theater at Augustana College, Rock Island. Well, you are in luck, as two of the three shows in the 2021 season (which only ran for one weekend apiece) will have virtual encores, with online screenings of “Mary and Ethel: How I Learned to Sing” and “No Child…” “Mary and Ethel: How I Learned to Sing” will stream through Aug. 8. Conceived and performed by Shelly Cooper with musical arrangements by Mason Moss, the show... Read More