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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

Take a Historic Tour of Deere-Wiman House and Butterworth Center

October 13th, 2018

It’s no secret that the QCA has a rich history filled with beautiful homes and even more stylish stories. Here is your opportunity to not only view two local historic homes but also to learn how those who resided in those homes helped create the community we now enjoy. On Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays, the Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House in Moline are offering free tours! The tours will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Deere-Wiman House (817 11th Ave Moline) and then proceed to the Butterworth Center (1105 8th St Moline) at 3:30 p.m. Come and learn the secrets of the first owners, the homes’... Read More

Take a Journey Through Time at Prospect Park

October 4th, 2018

Take a step back in time this weekend while helping one of the Quad Cities’ earliest parks move forward. The Moline Parks and Recreation Department presents, Prospect Park Through Time, this Saturday Oct 6 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Prospect Park (Park 16th Street and 30th Avenue). This event will showcase a historic walking parade at 1 p.m. around the pond. Groups will be portraying the different generations the park has witnessed since 1891. To lead off the procession the Mayor of the day, John Wessell, will be commentating. Before and after the parade, enjoy classic cars, magicians and storytelling.... Read More

Show Your Support for National Bullying Prevention Month

October 1st, 2018

Bullying is serious business. But thanks to QC United and Pete the Purple Bull, bullying prevention in schools and communities can be both effective and enjoyable! Join QC United and Pete the Purple Bull in their Kindness Rocks Campaign! Show support and feel the power of kindness through the numerous events planned and sponsorships available throughout the coming months. While October is National Bullying Prevention Month, QC United is dedicated to assisting local youth fully access educational opportunities all year long. QC United operates several unique and exciting programs endorsed by multiple... Read More

Echoes from Riverside Bringing the Past to Life

September 28th, 2018

A cemetery with over 160 years of history is bound to be filled with interesting stories and important life lessons.  One local cemetery has created a way to keep those stories and lessons alive to this day. Moline Parks and Recreation is hosting their annual ‘Echoes from Riverside’ on Saturday Sep 29 at Riverside Cemetery (2900 6th Avenue Moline). This one of a kind walk down memory lane brings some the area’s earliest citizens and their stories to life for all to hear. You will find a common theme in the stories you are presented- Unfortunate Endings. Tickets for this event will be available... Read More

WQPT Invites Public To Preview New Ken Burns Documentary

September 18th, 2018

WQPT, PBS for the Quad-Cities, invites the public to preview screenings of a new Ken Burns documentary “THE MAYO CLINIC: FAITH – HOPE – SCIENCE.”   Each screening event will include a 36-minute preview of the Ken Burns documentary about the Mayo Clinic, and a panel discussion of the film.   A “Science” themed screening – featuring a panel discussion with local doctors who trained at Mayo – will take place on Wednesday, September 19th at 6:00pm in the Putnam Museum’s Giant Screen Theater.   A “Faith” themed screening – featuring two of the leaders of the Rochester... Read More

KinderNature All About Monarchs this Month!

September 9th, 2018

Looking for something fun and educational to do with your little one during the day? Check out the Quad City Botanical Center’s (2525 4th Ave Rock Island) monthly installment of KinderNature this Tuesday Sep 11 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. This month’s program is all about monarch butterflies! For children ages 3-5 and their parents. Come enjoy a morning of crafts, story time, activities and learning. Themed snack included! Cost is $8 per child/adult pair and additional children are $4. General admission applies to all other adults who wish to join. Reservations can be made online at http://www.shop.qcgardens.com/,... Read More

USS LST 325 Making a Stop in the Quad Cities!

August 28th, 2018

Living history is heading to the Quad Cities! USS LST 325 is the only WWII Landing Ship Tank in the United States that is fully operational and has been restored to its original condition, and it will be temporarily docking at the Isle Casino Hotel (1777 Isle Pkwy Bettendorf) this Thursday Aug 30 through Monday Sep 3! This particular LST was originally known as LST-325 during the second World War, USNS LST-325 during its arctic operations in the 1950’s, and later L-144 (A/G Syros) while it was in the service of the Greek Navy. It was acquired by The USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc., in 2000, and caught... Read More

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