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May the 4th Be With You at the Putnam Museum

May 1st, 2019

Has your child ever wondered about the gravitational force of the Death Star? Just how did speed racers fly? Let them channel that curiosity through a variety of activities focused on these Star Wars physics problems during the Putnam Museum’s (1717 W 12th Street Davenport) Explorers/Explorers Jr.: “May the 4th Be With YOU!” this Saturday May 4 from 9 – 11 a.m. Parents can rest assured during Putnam Explorers (Grades 2-5) & Explorers Jr. (Pre-K* – 1st grade) workshops that their children are given the tools to examine, investigate, create and invent while exploring the museum... Read More

Hug A Book At Your Local Library!

April 3rd, 2019

The Rock Island Library’s Hug-A-Book early learning program and the Quad City Botanical Center’s KinderNature program have teamed up this spring help grow young readers with a Garden Starters event. The Hug-A-Book Garden Starters event is Tuesday, April 9, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am in the tropical sun garden of the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island. The event features stories and songs from the library’s Hug-a-Book program and nature fun and crafts from the botanical center’s KinderNature series. Preschoolers will plant a seed to take home their... Read More

TEDxDavenport Unlike Anything You’ve Experienced

March 10th, 2019

TEDxDavenport will be held at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd Street Davenport) in the John Deere Auditorium on Wednesday Mar 27. The event will kick off at 12 p.m. sharp and run through 5 p.m. with a networking intermission and a local craft brewery social hour following the conference. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices and TED Talks videos under the theme of SOLVE FOR X. TEDxDavenport is unlike any conference or networking event you’ve attended. You’ll engage with other open-minded idea-seekers in a half-day exploration of powerful ideas and unique... Read More

Twisted Tales of the Quad Cities

January 14th, 2019

Learn about some of the most Twisted Tales of the Quad Cities in the library at the Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House (1105 8th St. Moline) this Thursday Jan 17 from 7 – 8 p.m. Jeff Adamson of ComedySportz will take guests through a photo buffet of weird but true QC facts. From a misplaced river, to our local connection to the JFK assassination, these are stories you have probably never heard. And what better place to expand your knowledge of the Quad Cities than in one of the most historical homes in the area? Both built by the family of John Deere, the Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman... Read More

Bald Eagle Days Will Soon Be Landing!

January 7th, 2019

Hey Quad Cities, are you ready for a fun-filled family friendly weekend? Make plans to check out this year’s annual Bald Eagle Days! Bald Eagle Days 2019 takes place this Friday Jan 11 from 4 – 8 p.m., Saturday Jan 12 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday Jan 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the QCCA Expo Center (2621 4th Ave. Rock Island). Admission for adults is $6, kids 6-15 are $1 and kids under 6 are free. On Friday, all kids under 16 receive free admission. This family favorite will include amazing shows from Big Run Wolf Ranch and the Exotic Animal Sanctuary. Bubba the 10-ft alligator is back,... Read More

The Civil War: Through the Eyes of German-American Caricaturists Now on Display at GAHC

December 22nd, 2018

Looking for an enjoyable and educational way to spend some time in the Quad Cities? The German American Heritage Center & Museum (712 W 2nd St. Davenport) currently is showcasing the exhibit, The Civil War: Through the Eyes of German-American Caricaturists. You can check out this amazing exhibit now through Monday Feb 4. As the largest ethnic contingent to fight for the Union in the Civil War, German-Americans played a critical role in its outcome. Lesser known but also important is the work of two German-American caricaturists who not only influenced public opinion, but also how the conflict... Read More

Take a Tour of the Historic Hauberg Mansion!

December 20th, 2018

Take a step back in time while enjoying the beauty in one of the Quad Cities’ most extravagant historical homes. Historic Mansion Tours of the 1911 Hauberg mansion (1300 24th St. Rock Island) are now taking place every Friday at 1 p.m. You can enjoy a docent-led 45-minute tour of the gorgeous Hauberg mansion, former home of John Hauberg and Susanne Denkmann Hauberg. For the full history on this historic Quad Cities landmark, visit https://www.haubergcenter.org/history.php. Tours are just $10 per person, payable at the door (cash, check or card). Children 12 and under and school groups are free! To... Read More

Take a Great Planet Adventure in Putnam’s Discovery Dome

December 18th, 2018

Ever dream of breaking free of Earth’s gravity and exploring the wild terrain of different planets and their moons? Check out The Great Planet Adventure at the Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th St. Davenport) this Thursday Dec 20 and Friday Dec 21 at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The Great Planet Adventure is a mobile planetarium show in the Putnam’s Discovery Dome, which puts you in the seat of some of the wildest rides of our solar system! Zip-line across the scorched Mercury, snowmobile in icy Pluto and glide over the otherworldly lakes of Titan! The Dome experience is fully immersive,... Read More

Wild Kratts Live 2.0 Activate Creature Power at Adler Theatre

November 10th, 2018

It’s time to get Wild with the Kratt Brothers! Wild Kratts Live 2.0 – Activate Creature Power! comes to the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd St. Davenport) this Tuesday Nov 13 at 6:30 p.m. WILD KRATTS – LIVE! is a theatrical stage show based on the #1 animated television series Wild Kratts. Martin and Chris Kratt, stars of the Emmy-nominated Wild Kratts step out LIVE ON STAGE to engage the audience in a classic Wild Kratts story. Experience, live-on-stage, the astounding “creature” fundamentals, and the infectious excitement and inspiring quest of the Kratt Brothers that make the hit PBS television... Read More

2018 Frieze Lecture Series Celebrates Other “Modern Lives”

October 17th, 2018

The century of the French Moderns brought in  turbulent change and innovation, not only in the art world, but also in society, literature, and politics. The 2018 Frieze Lecture series, presented by the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College, will ponder some of those changes with a look at other “Modern Lives” in France and beyond. The 21st annual lecture partnership takes its thematic cue from an community wide celebration of all things French as part of the Figge Museum exhibition, French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950. The series of four lectures by Augustana... Read More

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