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Bett STEM Expo Provides Educational Fun For All!

January 20th, 2020

The Bett STEM Expo is an annual event featuring fun and educational science, technology, engineering, and math activities for kids. This year’s event will be Saturday Janu 25, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Bettendorf Middle School (2030 Middle Rd Bettendorf). The event is free and open to all children and their families. Some of the activities involved include hands-on experiments and displays including: A Sound Idea Absolute Science Beekeeping BHS Science Club Birds of Prey Bubbles Coding Music Experience Manufacturing Exploring the Heart Hovercrafts & Science Toys I-74 Virtual Reality Program John... Read More

It’s Hug-A-Book Dance Party Time!

January 19th, 2020

Dance your way to early learning with free fun for children five and under and their families at the Rock Island Public Library! Experience the Hug-A-Book Dance Party at the Rock Island Downtown Library (401 19th Street Rock Island) on Wednesday Jan 22 from 6 – 7 p.m. Learn as you jump, move, and twirl and stomp, to the soundtrack of favorite children’s performers. It’s a rocking good time! Each child receives a free book to take home, thanks to funding from the Merrill Harris Hug-A-Book fund of the Rock Island Public Library Foundation. No registration required. Don’t miss out... Read More

Penguin Parade Waddles Into Botanical Center

January 16th, 2020

Go on a Penguin Parade at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) this Saturday Jan 8 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Penguin Parade is a family read-in at the Botanical Center in partnership with the Rock Island Public Library. Read with your family, do a penguin scavenger hunt, try the penguin obstacle course, do crafts and receive free giveaway items while supplies last. Admission is free during the event and no RSVP is required. For more information, visit https://www.qcgardens.com/.  Read More

QC Hashers Announce 10th Annual Red Dress Run

January 16th, 2020

The Quad City Hash House Harriers – Dirty Pirate Chapter (or QCH3), a local group that is part of the loosely affiliated international organization, the Hash House Harriers, and a self-described “Drinking Club with a Running Problem,” will hold their 10th Annual Red Dress Run on Saturday, February 15, in which all participants – male and female – wear red dresses to have fun and draw attention to this charity event. Participants will gather at 12:00 p.m., at Billy Bob’s QC,  1722 2nd Avenue, Rock Island, IL. Runners will take off just after 2:00 p.m.. In true hashing... Read More

Icestravaganza 2020 Goes Extraterrestrial

January 15th, 2020

If you are looking for a free family-friendly event or a night out with friends this weekend, then make plans to head to Downtown Davenport! Icestravaganza returns for the 8th year this Saturday Jan 18 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Freight House Farmer’s Market (421 W River Dr. Davenport)! A team of professional ice sculptors will work to make the Davenport Freight house come alive with iconic American symbols from ice. Watch as 24,000 pounds of ice blocks are transformed into incredible works of art. This year’s theme is Aliens and Area 51! This event is free for all ages from 11 a.m. –... Read More

Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo Heads Back to TaxSlayer Center

January 13th, 2020

Let’s rodeo, Quad Cities! Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo returns to the TaxSlayer Center (1201 River Dr. Moline) this Friday Jan 17 and Saturday Jan 18 at 7:30 p.m., both nights. Saddle up for a thrilling evening featuring the nation’s top P.R.C.A cowboys vs. the rankest bucking horses and bulls in the fan favorite events: Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bareback Riding.  Riding to garner points to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas… the COWBOYS are In it to Win it. Don’t forget to come early for the FREE Pre-Show (with ticket) from 6-7 p.m. each night. Fans will have... Read More

Figge’s Clay for Kids Kicks Off Soon

January 11th, 2020

Kids ages 5 and up are invited to come to the Figge studios for some creative clay time! Clay for Kids, offered every second Tuesday of them month, will begin this Tuesday Jan 14 from 6 – 8 p.m. and will continue at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd Street Davenport) through May. This class, which focuses on the exploration of basic hand techniques, is only $20 per class (for members and non-members both). Registration is required. This one of a kind class for your young artist will be instructed by Carolyn Krueger. For more information, please visit https://figgeartmuseum.org/learn/classes/view/clay-for-kids/64.  Read More

Bald Eagle Days Landing in the Quad Cities

January 9th, 2020

Hey Quad Cities, are you ready for a fun-filled and educational family friendly weekend? Make plans to check out this year’s annual Bald Eagle Days! Bald Eagle Days 2020 takes place this Friday Jan 10 from 4 – 8 p.m., Saturday Jan 11 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday Jan 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the QCCA Expo Center (2621 4th Ave. Rock Island). Admission for adults is $6, kids 6-15 are $1 and kids under 6 are free. On Friday, all kids under 16 receive free admission. Tickets can be purchased online. This family favorite will include amazing shows from Big Run Wolf Ranch and Jim Nesci’s... Read More

Connect with Your Inner Princess at This Party!

January 6th, 2020

Princesses of all ages are invited to a brand-new Rock Island Parks and Recreation event! A Mother/Daughter Princess Party will be taking place on Saturday Jan 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center (4303 24th Street Rock Island). Dress up as your favorite princess and join in on the fun! Each Mother/Daughter will receive a complimentary professional 5×7 photograph. Visit the photo booth, dance at the ball, and make a princess wand. Light refreshments will also be available. Tickets are just $10 per person in advance and $15 per person at the door. When registering,... Read More

Chuck E. Cheese Gets a Fresh Coat of Awesome!

January 3rd, 2020

Are you ready to see the updates at the best place in the Quad Cities ‘Where A Kid Can Be A Kid’? Chuck E. Cheese (903 E Kimberly Road Davenport) will be holding their Grand Re-Opening Event on Thursday Jan 9 from 4 – 6 p.m. Join the fun-filled crew for a ribbon cutting ceremony while enjoying cake, prizes, and even an appearance from Chuck E. Cheese and friends! One lucky winner will have a chance at a $100 Chuck E. Cheese gift card! Be the first to see Chuck E. Cheese’s fresh coat of AWESOME! Follow Chuck E. Cheese (Davenport) on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChuckECheesesDavenport... Read More

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