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Teenagers Award $10,000 Through Quad-Cities Community Foundation Program

June 9th, 2020
Teenagers Award $10,000 Through Quad-Cities Community Foundation Program

A group of local teenagers have spent the past year identifying promising opportunities and pressing needs in the Quad Cities area as part of the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Teens for Tomorrow Program. The students immersed themselves in the grant process by learning about community needs, developing a grant opportunity, evaluating applications, visiting with nonprofits, and now, awarding grants. In recent months, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region, the teens also adapted to virtual meetings due to stay-at-home and social distancing requirements, giving them experience... Read More

Loteria En Vivo Con Montse

May 19th, 2020
Loteria En Vivo Con Montse

Who is ready for another night of family fun playing Lotería? KWQC’s Montse Ricossa plans to lead the family game via Facebook Live starting at 6 p.m. on Friday May 22. Prizes include both Mercado on Fifth and KWQC swag. Print your cards here and get ready for some fun! https://bit.ly/2QWTuvl If you can’t print at home, they will have some cards available for pickup from 3-6 p.m this Friday at the Mercado Curbside Event at St. John’s Lutheran Church – Rock Island.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

Mercado Cooking Up Something Special For Its Fifth

April 30th, 2020
Mercado Cooking Up Something Special For Its Fifth

Despite the Covid crisis, Mercado on Fifth is moving forth in its fifth year, cooking up some very special things. While the Moline-based nonprofit — which works to showcase Hispanic food, culture, and business – may postpone the start of its fifth-annual season, it’s also busy creating its first permanent building and has introduced new programming. In late 2019, Mercado, with real estate development group West Gateway Partners LLC, bought the former Car Shop Inc. at 423 12th St., Moline, next to the organization’s outdoor property. Mercado and West Gateway, both managed by members... Read More

Mercado Está Cocinando Algo Especial Para Su Quinto

April 30th, 2020
Mercado Está Cocinando Algo Especial Para Su Quinto

A pesar de la crisis de Covid , Mercado on Fifth está avanzando en su quinto año, cocinando algunas cosas muy especiales. Si bien la organización sin fines de lucro con sede en Moline, que trabaja para exhibir la comida, la cultura y los negocios hispanos, puede posponer el inicio de su quinta temporada anual, también está ocupada creando su primer edificio permanente y ha introducido una nueva programación. A fines de 2019, Mercado, con el grupo de desarrollo inmobiliario West Gateway Partners LLC, compró la antigua Car Shop Inc. en 423 12th St., Moline, al lado de la propiedad exterior... Read More

Mercado Virtual Storytime with Rosi

April 22nd, 2020
Mercado Virtual Storytime with Rosi

Mercado on Fifth misses their Mercado Familia and has been thinking of ways to connect with all of them virtually! One way they have found to achieve this, is by creating a series of events online until everyone can be together again. Enjoy cooking videos, live music and more story-times! Experience “Story Time With Rosi” this Friday Apr 24 at 2 p.m. on Facebook. Rosalva Portillo will share favorite children’s books, in Spanish and English. Rosalva, a Quad Cities native, is the principal at Lincoln Irving Elementary School, one of the few dual language schools in the Quad Cities.... Read More

Curbside Cash Mob at El Mariachi!

April 13th, 2020
Curbside Cash Mob at El Mariachi!

Let’s show some Quad Cities love to longtime Mercado vendor Restaurante El Mariachi (1317 15th Street Moline) with a Curbside Cash Mob! Curbside Cash Mob at El Mariachi will take place this Wednesday Apr 15 from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. For this event, they will be selling enchiladas ($17 per dozen including tax) and chile rellenos (6 for $18 including tax) in addition to their regular menu.   Choices of enchiladas are: 1) Potato and Chorizo 2) Seasoned Chicken 3) Seasoned Ground Beef   Please place your order by Tuesday Apr 14, by messaging or calling Virginia (309) 737-2435.  If you would... Read More

Davenport’s Khalil Hacker Eats Donuts Live On Facebook

April 7th, 2020
Davenport's Khalil Hacker Eats Donuts Live On Facebook

DAVENPORT, IOWA — In one of the most incendiary, perverse, and controversial masterpieces of performance art over at least the past eight days on the Quad-Cities social isolation scene, Khalil Hacker, a.k.a. Khalil Antonio, a.k.a. “you know, Khalil, from Circa,” ate donuts live on Facebook Monday night. The provocative and unsettling live feed began at 7 p.m. when Hacker, dressed mysteriously in a rakish black fedora, black suitcoat, white shirt and gray tie, but wearing no pants, stared into the camera in defiant fashion, brandished an unnamed silver sleeve, dispensed what appeared... Read More

Coco Comes to Life at Adler Theatre

January 14th, 2020
Coco Comes to Life at Adler Theatre

Take a trip to the Land of the Dead and experience Disney and Pixar’s Coco in Concert, at the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport) this Saturday Jan 18 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Follow the story of 12-year-old Miguel who travels to the land of the Dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family.  This family-friendly, live-to-picture concert event features Michael Giacchino’s beautiful musical score and the 2017 two-time Academy Award winning film for Best Original Song and Best Animated Feature Film. The Adler Theatre/River Center... Read More

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in East Moline!

September 14th, 2019
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in East Moline!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day at the East Moline Mexico’s Independence Day Fiesta and Parade! The parade starts at 12 p.m. and the fiesta begins at 2 p.m., at Runner’s Park (742 15th Avenue East Moline) on Sunday Sep 15. LULAC 5285 and the Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico are hosting the fiesta princess contest with QCBF performing later in the evening! There will also be DJ Guerrero and other entertainment throughout the day. Interested in being a vendor or in the parade?  For more information and registration forms, visit: http://bit.ly/EMoFiestaParade. Come... Read More

Mercado on Fifth, Back in Town and Ready for Some Friday Night Fun!

May 28th, 2019
Mercado on Fifth, Back in Town and Ready for Some Friday Night Fun!

Hey Quad Cities, are you ready for some Friday night fun in Downtown Moline? That’s right, Mercado on Fifth is kicking off their 2019 season this Friday night! Mercado on Fifth is the Quad Cities only outdoor night market, and it happens every Friday night! From 5-10 p.m. on 5th Avenue and 12th Street in downtown Moline you can come enjoy food trucks, live music and entertainment while shopping from local small businesses. This open-air market is family friendly and provides many activities for kids, including face painting and bounce houses. Whether you are looking for fresh produce, handmade... Read More