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Quad City Arts Salutes Winners of 5th-Annual Chalk Art Fest in Rock Island

June 29th, 2021
Quad City Arts Salutes Winners of 5th-Annual Chalk Art Fest in Rock Island

Quad City Arts had a successful fifth-annual Chalk Art Festival last weekend – giving out $1,600 in cash prizes and new swag bag awards, as well as leaving amazing, colorful displays on the pavement at Schwiebert Riverfront Park, Rock Island. “It was wildly successful,” Quad City Arts executive director Kevin Maynard said Tuesday morning of the June 26-27 event, which drew 66 artist entries – many representing teams, with over 100 artists participating altogether. That was roughly the same number of people who took part in the last two years of the festival. “We are truly proud of all... Read More

Rock Island’s Sanaa Hampton Finishes Seventh In The State In Wrestling

June 22nd, 2021
Rock Island's Sanaa Hampton Finishes Seventh In The State In Wrestling

Congratulations to Rocky Freshman Sanaa Hampton on finishing in 7th Place at yesterday’s Girls State Wrestling Tournament! She went 3-2 on the day with 3 pins. Great job!    Read More

Good Advice For Fathers And Sons On Father’s Day

June 20th, 2021
Good Advice For Fathers And Sons On Father's Day

Time is the only thing you can spend once. And today, on Father’s Day, that’s something to definitely remember. Being a father, bringing another life into the world, is an amazing experience and responsibility, and it gives you a blessing in time to spend with a person who will always be a part of your life, and who is beholden to you for helping to shape them as a person. You can literally make the world a better place by making the time and effort to make your children better people. To be there for them. To enjoy your time with them. To be a parent and friend to help guide them through... Read More

Quad City Arts Metro Arts Presenting New Art For Moline Project

June 19th, 2021
Quad City Arts Metro Arts Presenting New Art For Moline Project

The Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship Program has kicked off and is bringing art to your area soon! This week, the group presented three outstanding proposals for a new mural that will go up along the bike path under the Arsenal viaduct downtown Moline. This mural will be visible from the river and will be enjoyed by everyone on the bike path. Meet “Retro Electric” a perfect blend of Quad City history and retro-pops of color! #downtownqc #renewmoline Moline Centre            Read More

Circa ’21’s ‘Elephant & Piggie’ Kids’ Show Opening This Week In Rock Island

June 10th, 2021
Circa '21's 'Elephant & Piggie' Kids' Show Opening This Week In Rock Island

Are you and your children big fans of Elephant & Piggie? Then Rock Island’s Circa ’21 has got the show for you, running June 11-July 2. Get ready for a musical experience, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books, that will leave audiences doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long! In Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”, Gerald and Piggie take to the stage in a rollicking adventure that is perfect for young audiences. An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, “bestus” (a... Read More

Quad-Cities! Stay Safe In The Heat With These Tips

June 10th, 2021
Quad-Cities! Stay Safe In The Heat With These Tips

Each year in the United States, more than 600 deaths are attributed to excessive natural heat.  Many of the deaths are preventable. Genesis Medical Center emergency physician David Dierks, D.O., offers these tips to avoid being a victim of the heat: Stay out of the heat when possible. The young and old are particularly vulnerable. People with other chronic conditions, for example, heart disease, mental health conditions, asthma and high blood pressure are also at higher risk for heat illnesses. Make certain you don’t leave small children or pets in a vehicle.  Temperatures can rise quickly... Read More

Rock Island Debuting Free Rugby Skills Camp At Douglas Park

June 7th, 2021
Rock Island Debuting Free Rugby Skills Camp At Douglas Park

Rock Island Parks and Recreation is excited to announce a “FREE” non-contact Rugby Skills Camp at Historic Douglas Park. This two day camp will be led by the Young Irish QC Rugby Football Club and is for all boys and girls in 3rd – 8th grade. Registration is required. Click here now!   Check out the other Summer Sports Camps which include: Baseball Skills Camp with Black Hawk College Coach, Coach Keim Basketball Skills Camp held at Mel McKay Park Pickleball Camp led by QC Pickleball Club Soccer Skills Camp led by Coach Ochoa and Coach Metz from Black Hawk College Soccer Shots... Read More

New Quad-Cities Training Series Aims to Promote Racial Healing

June 2nd, 2021
New Quad-Cities Training Series Aims to Promote Racial Healing

As SAL Family and Community Services (SAL) celebrates its 50th year, few people have witnessed the organization’s evolution like Loredia Nunn-Dixon. Born and raised in the Quad-Cities, Nunn-Dixon began 30 years ago as an office assistant, working her way up and then over into childcare and family services. There, she saw the nonprofit’s opportunity to offer the community a fuller range of services. SAL oversees Skip-A-Long Child Development Services, which operates four childcare and learning centers in the Q-C. “Seeing the families that came in, I had a chance to experience firsthand that... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Coloring Kids’ Worlds With Reading This Week

June 1st, 2021
Rock Island Public Library Coloring Kids' Worlds With Reading This Week

Summer reading and events at the Rock Island Public Library begin the first week of June in full technicolor style with a summer reading “colorama” kickoff, a take-home pinwheel kit for kids, the start of Summer2Go events around the library bookmobile, a Friends and Family seminar with NAMI, and more. From June 1 to July 31, Reading Colors Your World summer reading challenges and events at the Rock Island Public Library will encourage readers of all ages to be creative, try new things, explore art and color, and see the beauty of diversity. Library summer reading programs help children and... Read More

Quad City Arts Presenting Chalk Art Fest In Rock Island

May 22nd, 2021
Quad City Arts Presenting Chalk Art Fest In Rock Island

Quad City Arts is pleased to present the 5th annual Chalk Art Fest, live and in-person this summer!  While last year’s event went virtual with artists chalking up their driveways, porches and sidewalks, we are thrilled to host this year’s event in the beautiful setting of Schwiebert Riverfront Park, in downtown Rock Island, directly across the street from Quad City Arts headquarters and gallery. Inspiring and engaging for people of all ages, this free, two-day street painting festival brings together hundreds of local and regional artists that spend hours transforming the blank cement pavement... Read More