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Soccer Goalies Alert! Keeper Wars Invading Bettendorf’s TBK Bank Sports Complex

October 16th, 2021
Soccer Goalies Alert! Keeper Wars Invading Bettendorf's TBK Bank Sports Complex

Keeper Wars Ink is excited to announce they will hold a National Qualifying event indoors at the TBK Bank Sports Complex in Bettendorf, Iowa, December 31, 2021 – January 2, 2022. “We are very excited to bring our Keeper Wars families to an area that brings fun for all who attend,” said Casey Clark, Keeper Wars Ink Founder & CEO.  “To bring a New Year’s Indoor National Qualifying event to the Midwest is something we have wanted to expand on, and we are thrilled that TBK Bank Sports Complex and Visit Quad Cities see our vision and have partnered up with us to make it happen!” We... Read More

Nahant Marsh Holding Family-Friendly Events During October

October 10th, 2021
Nahant Marsh Holding Family-Friendly Events During October

Come out to Nahant Marsh Education Center this month and see what nature has to offer during this spooky time of year. The Marsh is hosting a variety of programs this month for all ages. Spend the morning examining mammal skulls with a naturalist to identify the animal and determine what it eats and what role it plays in the environment. There is also an evening program for those who cannot attend during regular business hours. Do you enjoy making things or are looking for a great DIY project? The Marsh is offering 2 Woodworking Workshops this month with no experience necessary! Make a harvest... Read More

Looking For A New Doggie? Meet Our Pet Of The Week!

October 4th, 2021
Looking For A New Doggie? Meet Our Pet Of The Week!

QuadCities.com is happy to partner with Quad City Animal Welfare Center, 724 2nd W. Ave., Milan! Interested in adopting a pet? Check out our Pet of the Week every Monday! Here’s this week’s pet… Hello, I’m Lady Bug! I’m an Australian Shepherd mix ready to fly my way into your home! I was born in 2015, but I’m still as playful as ever just without that high energy. That means I could go home with kids of all ages! I also can’t forget to tell you about my LOVE for treats! I would do anything for something that yummy! So with that being said, do you think I could be the perfect bug... Read More

Rock Island Names Its Citizens Of The Year

September 29th, 2021
Rock Island Names Its Citizens Of The Year

Each year, people in the community have an opportunity to submit a nomination for Rock Island residents who have made selfless contributions of service to the community. Rock Island High School dean Andy Campbell was chosen for the category of Education, RIHS coach Thurgood Marshall was chosen for the category of Individual, and RIHS student Riley Jones was chosen for the category of Youth. On September 27, they were honored at the city council meeting. Here’s what their nominations said… Thurgood Brooks  Born and raised in Rock Island, Thurgood Brooks is a passionate and dedicated... Read More

Have Fun With Storytimes Friday At Rock Island Public Library

September 29th, 2021
Have Fun With Storytimes Friday At Rock Island Public Library

Parents and other caregivers now have two options for storytimes at the Rock Island Public Library. In addition to the library’s ongoing virtual storytimes, offered at 10:30 am on Tuesdays via Facebook Live, the library has begun a limited in-person Friday storytime at the Rock Island Public Library Southwest branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road. The in-person version will be offered at 10:30 am October 1. Whenever possible, the in-person storytimes will be offered outside. If conditions require moving inside to the Southwest Library Community Room, masks will be required for all patrons over age 2.... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Offers Course On Streaming Movies, Music And More Available

September 26th, 2021
Rock Island Public Library Offers Course On Streaming Movies, Music And More Available

September is Library Card Sign Up Month, when libraries everywhere remind residents about the awesome benefits of a simple plastic library card. Rock Island Public Library offers insider tips on using that card through free “library university” online courses. The four Library University sessions are offered at 2:00 pm on Tuesdays in September via the Zoom meeting platform. Each week offers a new look at amazing things RIPL cardholders can access with their free library card.  Topics include: September 28: Streaming movies, music, and more. Maybe you already knew that libraries offer DVDs,... Read More

Quad Cities Community Foundation Grants Over Half A Million Dollars To Local Nonprofits

September 25th, 2021
Quad Cities Community Foundation Grants Over Half A Million Dollars To Local Nonprofits

The Quad Cities Community Foundation today announced the recipients of a total of $566,000 through its Coordinated Field of Interest Grant program. Made possible by donors to the Community Foundation, this year’s program pools resources from 11 different Field of Interest Funds as well as the Quad Cities Community Impact Fund. The Coordinated Field of Interest Grant program represents one of the largest single grantmaking distributions made by the Community Foundation each year. Grants from the program cover a variety of specific focus areas, from basic needs and health to community development... Read More

Rock Island Library “Heads to the Wild Side” For Library Card Signups

September 23rd, 2021
Rock Island Library “Heads to the Wild Side” For Library Card Signups

Librarians are pretty excited about getting people signed up for library cards during National Library Card Sign Up Month. To help get the word out about all the wild and amazing things you can do with a library card, Rock Island Public Library and three other Illinois Quad City libraries will show up this Friday in a pretty wild place – Niabi Zoo. Rock Island Public Library has arranged to bring their Mobile Library2Go bookmobile to Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Friday, September 24, and invited other library partners to join in the fun.  At the present time, East Moline... Read More

Check Out ‘Nature’s Blueprints’ At Davenport’s Putnam Museum

September 22nd, 2021
Check Out 'Nature's Blueprints' At Davenport's Putnam Museum

In an age of complex environmental challenges, why not look to the ingenuity of nature for solutions? The forms, patterns, and processes found in the natural world—refined by 3.8 billion years of evolution—can inspire our design of everything from clothing to skyscrapers. This approach to innovation, called biomimicry, is becoming increasingly popular. Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design is running at the Putnam Museum and Science Center (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport), a Smithsonian affiliate. “The Putnam is the first stop on this exhibit’s national tour and we’re... Read More

Kids’ Storytimes Offered Friday At Rock Island Southwest Library

September 22nd, 2021
Kids' Storytimes Offered Friday At Rock Island Southwest Library

Parents and other caregivers now have two options for storytimes at the Rock Island Public Library. In addition to the library’s ongoing virtual storytimes, offered at 10:30 am on Tuesdays via Facebook Live, the library has begun a limited in-person Friday storytime at the Rock Island Public Library Southwest branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road. The in-person version will be offered at 10:30 am on September 24, and October 1. Whenever possible, the in-person storytimes will be offered outside. If conditions require moving inside to the Southwest Library Community Room, masks will be required for all... Read More