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Reach For The Stars At Planetarium Open House

October 26th, 2017

Augustana College’s John Deere Planetarium Fall Open House is officially here! This Saturday Oct 28 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. the planetarium will be open to the public at no cost. Indoor and outdoor programs will be led by planetarium director Dr. Lee Carkner. A planetarium show will be exposing the wonders of the night sky, on the facility’s 30-foot dome with the Spitz A3P projector. You will be able to view the planet Saturn and the first quarter moon through the telescopes provided by the Carl Gamble Observatory. The Getz-Rogers Gallery will show images of celestial objects. A quarter-ton piece... Read More

Scare Up Some Fun At Spooktacular

October 20th, 2017

Do you have little ones anxiously anticipating Halloween, looking for a reason to try out those costumes? Well, there’s no better way to kick off the holiday than some family fun in the park! The Moline Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their annual Spooktacular time at Prospect Park in Moline, this Saturday Oct 21! And admission is free! Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes! Refreshments (while supplies last) and a bonfire will begin at 2:30 p.m. Trick-or-treating around the park will begin at 3 p.m. There will be lots of fun characters to meet along the trail! The QC Magic Club... Read More

Have Some Adventures In Space At The Putnam

October 19th, 2017

If you are looking for a free and family-friendly educational event this weekend, then make plans to head to the Putnam Museum! This weekend only, the NASA Journey to Tomorrow Trailer will be on-site in the parking lot of the Putnam Museum, visiting from the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio! This traveling exhibit is a fun-filled interactive experience with learning stations and engaging activities. The exhibit also features an actual genuine moon rock artifact returned to Earth by the crew of the Apollo 17 lunar landing mission. Adventures in Space weekend will take place in the Putnam’s... Read More

It’s The Great Pumpkin Festival, Charlie Brown!

October 12th, 2017

Kick off the fall season this weekend with DeWitt’s Great Pumpkin Festival! This Sunday, Oct 15 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Downtown DeWitt will transform into a festival filled with pumpkins, scarecrows and fun! Starting at 11 a.m. the Women of Welton will hold a baking contest featuring dishes containing apple, pumpkin or nuts. A bake sale will follow! The Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Contest also begins at 11 a.m. with a $15 entry fee. The pumpkin will be provided, but you will need to bring your own carving equipment. Don’t forget to vote on your favorite scarecrow, in the Scarecrow Contest! Local... Read More

Riverssance Colors Up the Village

September 13th, 2017

Are you looking for a family friendly event filled with art, music and fun, this weekend? Then head to the Village of East Davenport for the MidCoast Fine Arts’ Riverssance Festival of Fine Art! The Riverssance Festival of Fine Art will be held this Saturday Sep 16 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday Sep 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Lyndsay Park in the Village of East Davenport. Admission is $4 per person (12 and under are free) or $6 for a 2-day pass. The Festival will be celebrating its 30th year as the premier fine arts festival in the Quad Cities! There will be a free children’s art tent,... Read More

Step Into Reading Adventures!

September 9th, 2017

Are you looking for a fun and family friendly event this weekend? Then look no further than the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds! The 23rd Annual Reading Adventures will be taking place at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (2815 W Locust Street Davenport) this Sunday, Sep 10 from 12-4 p.m. Admission is free! Bounce houses and face painting will also be available for a fun time. The Davenport Police Department will be on-site with a police car and to mingle with the kids. The Davenport Fire Department will also be bringing one of their fire trucks! Don’t miss the performances by Danceworks and... Read More

Superhero Day Soars Down At Niabi Zoo

September 8th, 2017

The real superheroes are the brave men and women that put their lives at risk every day to keep the rest of us safe and protected. The QCA’s very own, Niabi Zoo, would like to thank these hometown superheroes in a big way! Saturday Sep 9 is Superhero Day at Niabi Zoo! All superheroes (members of the military, police officers, firefighters and EMT’s) will receive free admission! Hours for this Saturday are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with the last entry at 4 p.m. Superhero Day will also present lessons about the conservation heroes at the zoo! You will also find out how many animal adaptations are like... Read More

Pioneer Village Labor Day Festival Brings Back Old Times

September 2nd, 2017

Labor Day weekend is almost here! Could there be a better way to spend it than going back in time and celebrating like the pioneers did? The Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer Village is hosting their annual Pioneer Village Labor Day Weekend Festival on Sunday Sep 3 and Monday Sep 4 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Pioneer Village is located north of Scott County Park, at 18817 290th Street Long Grove. Admission for adults is $2, children are $1 and 5 and under are free. There will be multiple opportunities to check out the Wild West Shows each day at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. From 11-3, see what the Down... Read More

Adults-Only Power Wheels Race Rips Into Q-C

August 31st, 2017

A new and exciting event is coming to the Quad Cities that you won’t want to miss! MW Productions is hosting their very first Down Hill Jam on Saturday Sep 2 at Camden Park (1550 31st Avenue Milan) from 2-9 p.m. The Down Hill Jam is an adults-only power wheels race! That’s right, if you have ever looked at your child’s (or neighbor’s) power wheels and thought to yourself, ‘I wonder how fast I could ride that thing down-hill’ then this is your lucky day! For a small registration fee of $5 you now have an opportunity to show all your friends and family how amazing you are at controlling... Read More

Little Conductors Day Steams Into Botanical Center

August 25th, 2017

Calling all little conductors! All aboard the Quad City Botanical Center train! In partnership with the Heartland Central Railroad Club, this year’s annual Little Conductor’s Day will be taking place on Sunday Aug 27 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Quad City Botanical Center. General admission fees or membership access apply to this event. No reservations are required. From 1-3 p.m. there will be crafts and activities. Train-related vendors will also be onsite with items for purchase. Conductors from the Heartland Central Railroad Club will be running their trains in the Railroad Garden for... Read More