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Pumpkin Extravaganza at Quad City Botanical Center!

September 29th, 2018

Autumn is officially upon us. And what a better way to celebrate than with a Pumpkin Extravaganza? Celebrate the fall season with Pumpkin Extravaganza at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Ave Rock Island) every Sunday, beginning this Sunday Sep 30 through Oct 21 from 12:30 – 3 p.m. Each week will feature a fall-themed family friendly activity. All Pumpkin Extravaganza events are included with general admission. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 2-15 and free for children under 2. No reservations are required, these are drop-in events. Here are the weekly Pumpkin Extravaganza... 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

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! All Should Attend the Quad Cities Renaissance Faire!

September 27th, 2018

Jousting? Medieval games? Vikings? Sounds like a great time! The Greater Quad Cities Renaissance Faire returns this weekend, Saturday Sep 29 and Sunday Sep 30, at Credit Island Park (2200 W River Dr. Davenport). From 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. you are invited to enjoy some family fun and entertainment. Admission for adults is $10 (or a 2-day pass for $15), kids 5-15 are $5 and under 5 are free! There will also be a $2 discount to Military Personnel with I.D. Live stage entertainment, activities and demonstrations will provide the utmost enjoyment for the entire family. From Norse Fyre, choreographed aerials... Read More

Rocket into Reading with a September event for Grades K-3 at Rock Island Library

September 25th, 2018

Developing the next stage of reading is the goal of a Rocket into Reading event for ages 5 through 8 at the Rock Island Public Library onThursday, September 27. The free event is 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Rocket into Reading is aimed at the learning needs of children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades. Launch the reader in your home with super sports-themed fun and the gift of a free book and sports bag. The event includes free sports games, crafts, and activity stations designed to improve skills and interest in reading. Rocket into Reading is the next stage... Read More

Kindness Rocks in the Quad Cities!

September 24th, 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

Quad City Storm Storming Forward With New Season And Promotions

September 21st, 2018

The Storm is storming forward with a new season, promotions and a community initiative to skate new hockey fans into their TaxSlayer home. The team will hold a press conference to announce plans at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the TaxSlayer Center, Moline.    The new hockey team will release the 2018-2019 inaugural season promotional schedule, introduce their non-profit fundraising program and give a sneak peek at the Power Grafx Merchandise Store. In addition, the team will announce their training camp schedule, their new easy-to-use group ticketing system and the fundraising opportunities... Read More

Have Some Flemish Fun at the 6th Annual Fall Belgian Fest!

September 14th, 2018

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the biggest and best celebration of Belgian heritage takes place right here in the Quad Cities! Take a trip to the heart of Moline, Illinois this weekend for this year’s Fall Belgian Fest! The 6th Annual Fall Belgian Fest is happening this Sunday Sep 16 from 12 – 4 p.m. at Stephens Park (7th Street and 15th Avenue Moline). Free admission to all. The Fall Belgian Fest, formerly known as the Fall Flemish Fest, is sponsored and organized by the Center for Belgium Culture. Bill Cornelis, the Vice President of CBC and organizer of the Fall Belgian Fest shares,... Read More

Country Corner Celebrating Opening Weekend!

September 13th, 2018

Fall is just around the corner! Which means corn mazes, hayrack rides and… PUMPKINS! Country Corner Farm Market & Pumpkin Patch (5333 US Highway 150 Alpha) is celebrating Opening Weekend this Saturday Sep 15 and Sunday Sep 6 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. In addition to the wonderful farmland produces in the Farm Store, families can enjoy a Fall Fun Park from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on both days! Enjoy special discounts and concessions in Timber Park, Hayrack Rides, U-Pick Pumpkins and seasonal U-Pick Fruits! The fun continues with pony rides, Duck Racers, Giant Jump Pad, Straw Fort, Zombie Paintball... Read More

Go Retro at the Hilltop Campus Village’s Retrofest This Weekend!

September 12th, 2018

Grab your bell-bottoms and tie-dyed shirts! We’re going retro! This year’s Hilltop Campus Village Retrofest is celebrating the 1970’s! Retrofest is happening this Saturday Sep 15 from 12-9:30 p.m. in the Hilltop Plaza (15th and Harrison St. Davenport). Visit local merchants and enjoy live music, food vendors, a classic car show, outdoor movie and so much more! Admission is FREE! A 70’s-themed car show will begin at 1:30 p.m. Come check some amazing retro cars and trucks! Live music kicks off at 3 p.m. with Dwayne Hodges. Then continues with Angela Meyer at 4 p.m., Been There Done That at... Read More

Abracadabra! Casas Appearing At Prairie Players

September 11th, 2018

Prairie Players Civic Theatre announced today that they will bring magician David Casas and his show The Magic of David Casas to Galesburg for one performance only on September 16th at 2:00pm. Tristan Taspcott said, “We loved having David’s family friendly here last season and we are thrilled to be having him back!” “David is like having a little slice of Vegas right here in the Midwest,” he added. Iowa’s premier magician David Casas has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years with his award winning magic. From Chicago, to Las Vegas, David’s unique and cutting edge style... Read More