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October 19th, 2017

Living in the Midwest, keeping an eye on the weather forecast is a daily necessity. We live in one of the few areas that you can utilize both your heat and air conditioning in the same day. But how often do you think about the creation and conveying of that forecast? This Saturday, Oct 21 the National Weather Service Quad Cities, IA/IL is hosting an Open House at their brand-new location at 9040 Harrison St. Davenport Municipal Airport.  From 2-6 p.m. the public is invited to check out the new facility while learning about what the NWS QC does for us on a daily basis. While the NWS QC crew has... Read More

Get With The Hoopla At Hennepin

August 11th, 2017

Are you looking for a free family friendly activity to enjoy outdoors this weekend? Then look no further than the Hennepin Canal! Hennepin Hoopla 2017 will be happening on Saturday Aug 12 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. This enjoyable and educational celebration will be happening along the Hennepin Canal in Milan. Activities will be set up on Locks 30, 31 and 32. There is no admission charge. Whether you are hiking, biking or fishing there will be no shortage of activities. Lock 30 will be hosting a River and Nature Station. Free ice cream will be provided by Vibrant Credit Union. You will have an opportunity... Read More

Society of Women Engineers awards scholarship to local engineering student

August 9th, 2017

The Society of Women Engineers – QuadCities/Muscatine awarded Colleen Gannon from DeWitt, IA a $1000 scholarship for her outstanding academic performance in engineering and her passion the help better the lives of others. Colleen is entering her senior year at the University of Iowa majoring in electrical and computer engineering with minors in mathematics and computer science. At school, she is involved in the Society of Women Engineers, Dance Marathon, Running Club, and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics volunteer program. Colleen said she “wants to be an engineer to change the... Read More

The Wall That Heals Coming To WQPT

July 26th, 2017

The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to on at WQPT on the campus of Western Illinois University – Quad Cities and will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public.  The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. “We are honored to have The Wall visit at this time as WQPT gets ready to air Ken Burns’ new documentary ‘The Vietnam... Read More

Heart Art? Free Family Day At Figge Saturday

June 23rd, 2017

Looking for something fun and educational to do with the entire family this weekend? Then look no further than the Figge Art Museum! On Saturday June 24, the Figge is hosting a FREE Family Day! That’s right, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. you and your family can help celebrate the new exhibitions with a variety of hands-on projects and experiences, for FREE! From making your own Clothespin Dolls to creating Haitian art, there will be no shortage of fun projects for everyone to love. Enjoy some free play in the Artica, the museum’s most kid-friendly space! Or you can stop by the lobby for some free... Read More

David Collins Writers Conference Opens New Pages To Writers

June 23rd, 2017

Have you ever dreamt of seeing your name on the front cover of your very own publication? Or maybe you already have and want to network and expand your horizons with other local authors. Whatever your personal situation may be, if you have a love for the written word, you cannot miss the 2017 David R. Collins Writers’ Conference. The Midwest Writing Center (MWC) will be holding this year’s annual David R. Collins Writers’ Conference June 22-24 at St. Ambrose University, McCarthy Hall (518 W Locust St Davenport). The David R. Collins Writers’ Conference will include intensive three-day... Read More

Learn About The Underground Railroad, Monday at Rock Island Library

March 18th, 2017

Colson Whitehead’s novel, The Underground Railroad,  and WGN America’s television series, Underground, have reignited interest in the real-life network that helped enslaved peoples escape the South during the Civil War. Now you can learn about the local routes of the Underground Railroad with a free March 20 presentation at the Rock Island Public Library. “Underground Railroad Locally” talk is presented at 2:00 pm by Angie Snook in the Community Room of the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. Snook is the curator of the Geneseo Historical Museum, itself an Underground... Read More

Public Astronomy Night at Niabi Zoo Saturday

March 17th, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to view Mars or Jupiter in the clear Spring night sky? Then wonder no longer. The Popular Astronomy Club will be holding a Public Astronomy Night on Saturday March 18 in the Niabi Zoo parking lot. Telescopes will be available to look through or you can bring your own, if you prefer. If the skies are clear, the Popular Astronomy Club will bring out their mobile observatory and club telescope. Mars will be visible at sunset around 7:05pm and Jupiter after 10pm.  They will also look for the Beehive Cluster, Cor Caroli (beautiful double star), La Superba... Read More

Start the New Year with Some Early Learning at Rock Island Libraries

January 5th, 2017

Parents of children under five can take advantage of Rock Island Public Library early learning programs designed to help very young children be ready to read and learn in 2017. The library’s early learning programs kick off next week off with Play and Grow for ages three and under and their caregivers. Play and Grow is offered at 10:30 am Friday, Jan. 6 at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. Activities use the Talk, Sing, Play, Read and Write learning model to support the learning and developmental needs of young children. The structured play group meets on the first week of each... Read More

Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure! Swings Into Putnam

January 4th, 2017

Yo ho! Yo ho! A Pirates life for me! Do you ever wish you could be a pirate? Does the idea of sword fighting and sailing the high seas leave you thrilled? Were you a fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series? Then this year’s interactive exhibit at the Putnam museum is for you. From now through January 15, 2017 “Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure!” will be open at the Putnam Museum at 1717 W 12th St. Davenport. This interactive exhibit features some of the greatest shipwrecks in the entire world, and sections focusing on Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Barnaby Corsairs, and Privateers and Buccaneers.... Read More