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Movie in the Park at Green Valley Sports Complex

July 9th, 2020

Looking for a safe, fun and family-friendly way to spend your Friday night? Join the Moline Parks and Rec Department at Green Valley Sports Complex (60th Street Moline) this Friday Jul 10 from 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. for a Movie in the Park! The outdoor movie night will feature Trolls playing on the big screen, starting at dusk. This movie is free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets! And please be prepared to practice safe social distancing. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/300592444641934/.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities... Read More

2020 Walcott Truckers Jamboree Goes Virtual

July 8th, 2020

The 2020 Walcott Truckers Jamboree is going virtual this year with an online Antique Truck Show; Super Truck Beauty Contest; Trucker’s Best Friend Pet Contest and free meals for drivers from July 9-11, 2020. The Antique Truck Display will move online for this year with a slideshow of all who want to provide photos and information about their antique trucks. Likewise, this year’s Super Truck Beauty Contest will also be a virtual event. Drivers will have the opportunity to enter online, choose competitive categories, submit photos and the public will vote on their favorites. Winners will be announced... Read More

Abbie Metz Named Coach Of Black Hawk College’s First Women’s Soccer Team

July 8th, 2020

MOLINE (BHC) — Black Hawk College will launch its new women’s soccer program with a familiar face. Abbie Metz, a Black Hawk College grad, has been tapped to lead the team that will begin competing in Fall 2021. On Aug. 1, she will become the Braves’ first-ever women’s soccer head coach. “I look forward to working with her on building the program from the ground up,” said Arnie Chavera, interim athletic director. Metz currently is the academy director and head coach for PLD Sports – Sporting Iowa East at the TBK Bank Sports Complex in Bettendorf. She has nearly two decades of experience... Read More

Metro Arts Takes New Forms This Year Due to Covid

July 8th, 2020

Just as last year was unusual for the Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship Program, this summer also is unique. ​ Far fewer students – ages 15 to 21 – are participating, in fewer projects, and they are wearing face coverings and are social distancing, as is the current practice. That does not mean that the two outdoor murals and improvisational comedy being created over the past five weeks are any less meaningful, important or impressive. “Every Metro Arts site has a collection of masks available, if the student either doesn’t have one or has forgotten theirs that day, so we... Read More

East Moline’s Midwest Monster Fest Postponed Until 2021

July 8th, 2020

The Midwest Monster Fest, originally slated Sept. 5-7 at The Rust Belt in East Moline, has been postponed until those same dates in 2021, fest officials announced today. QuadCities.com is, and will remain, a proud sponsor of Midwest Monster Fest. The following post went out on the festival’s social media today: At MIDWEST MONSTER FEST the safety, health and well-being of all our fans, vendors, stars, and staff are top priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on the local and Illinois state restrictions on indoor gatherings we have decided to cancel our Sept 2020 show and focus on... Read More

Summer Patio Series at Crawford Brew Works

July 8th, 2020

Outdoor live music in the Quad Cities is officially in full swing – and there’s no exception at Crawford Brew Works! Join Crawford Brew Works (3659 Devils Glen Road Bettendorf) for their Summer Patio Series every Saturday night from 7 – 10 p.m. In case of rain, everything will be moved inside. The show must go on! Bobby Ray Bunch will be kicking off the jams for the first outdoor concert this Saturday night. Check out the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/266146674612256/ for updates on who will be playing each week.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities... Read More

Quad City Symphony Riverfront Pops Back at LeClaire Park Sept. 12

July 7th, 2020

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) plans to reschedule its Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops event to Saturday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m., back at its longtime home at Davenport’s LeClaire Park. It previously was scheduled for Arsenal Island (for the second time) on Aug. 15. The postponed show will still celebrate the music of Fleetwood Mac, and will close with the traditional rousing renditions of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” and Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever,” set to a brilliant fireworks display. “I am so proud of the work that our team is doing in collaboration... Read More

Sip on Some Tea at Chocolate Manor

July 7th, 2020

Treat yourself or a friend to tea at Chocolate Manor! Tea at the Chocolate Shop will take place this Friday Jul 10 and Saturday Jul 11 from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Chocolate Manor (110 E 2nd St. Davenport). This event includes tea, chocolates and finger sandwiches. Tea time is by appointment only and due to very limited seating they will be taking reservations on a first come first served basis. To reserve your table please call Chocolate Manor at (563) 355-6600. Price of event is $16 per guest. Statement on the Facebook event: “When hosting this event in previous years we would accommodate... Read More

Geneseo’s Richmond Hill Players Cancels All Shows For 2020

July 6th, 2020

Richmond Hill Barn Theater has canceled the rest of their shows for the remainder of 2020. The Geneseo theater released the following statement just minutes ago: After careful deliberation, Richmond Hill Players regretfully announce the cancellation of the remaining shows of our 2020 season. With the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent upsurge in cases in many parts of the country, our board has chosen to exercise caution, since nothing is more important than the health and safety of our patrons, our volunteers, our performers, and, indeed, our community as a whole. Please... Read More

Downtown Rock Island Now on National Register of Historic Places

July 6th, 2020

Following many years of work in historic preservation, Rock Island leaders made history again Monday, July 6, as the downtown officially became part of the National Register of Historic Places. Led by the city’s Community and Economic Development Department, the effort was announced by the city of Rock Island and the Development Association of Rock Island (DARI) on the Great River Plaza downtown. “Rock Island is a historically significant community. Establishing this designation offers many benefits to property owners and the community,” Mayor Mike Thoms said. “Projects will be easier to... Read More

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