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Rock Island Parks And Recreation Facilities Closed Through April 8

March 26th, 2020

Rock Island Parks and Recreation programming and facilities including the Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center will remain closed, due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) until April 8. Activity fees for programs and events that cannot be rescheduled will be credited for future use. RIFAC memberships will be extended for the amount of time we will be closed and monthly membership fee withdrawals have been temporarily turned off. City parks and open outdoor recreation areas will remain open, however playgrounds may increase the spread of COVID-19, and therefore will be closed. The Underwater Egg... Read More

Love And Faith In The Time Of Covid

March 23rd, 2020

Sunday, March 22, was an important day — and not only because it was the 90th birthday of legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, whose moving ballad “No One Is Alone” carries extra weight nowadays. In this crazy, continually changing time of Covid-19, this past Sunday was the first I can remember our church ever canceling its worship service. I have been piano accompanist at Davenport’s Zion Lutheran Church since 1999; performing each week and becoming close to many of its members have been highlights of my life. Among religious congregations nationwide that closed their doors,... Read More

Quad City Botanical Center Hosting Annual Greenhouse Plant Sale

March 22nd, 2020

Looking to make your world a little greener? You can pre-order yourself some plants online from the Botanical Center! The Quad City Botanical Center is hosting its annual Greenhouse Stock Plant Sale Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. Times both days are 10 AM – 5 PM. The public is invited to shop the May weekend sale and pre-order plants by April 17. Pre-orders can be picked up May 8-9 during the sale. Details will be provided if social distancing is required for plant pick up. This year, approximately 50 different varieties of annuals and perennials are included in the sale. Individual plants... Read More

There IS Good News In The Quad-Cities, And You Can Read About It Here!

March 20th, 2020

Hey, let’s face it, we all know this is a troubling time. With all of the precautions, panic and precarious situations surrounding the coronavirus, it’s gotten very difficult to maintain a positive outlook. However, no matter how negative things may get, there are always people out there helping, there are always people out there trying to do the right thing, there are always people out there being kind and trying to make the world a better place, and those people and their actions are all the more significant and impactful now. That’s why this column, and the live segment on KWQC-TV6’s... Read More

German American Heritage Center Closing Due To Coronavirus

March 18th, 2020

Davenport’s German American Heritage Center is closing its doors through at least the end of March, due to coronavirus concerns. The museum sent the following release out today: Dear friends, The health and safety of our community and the German American Heritage Center volunteers, members, guests, and staff is our top priority. In the past weeks we have implemented sanitizing and cleaning procedures to keep our facilities a safe place to visit. But the time has come to temporarily close our doors to the public through Tuesday, March 31. This means we have postponed our Eiermarkt Spring... Read More

Cristiano Ronaldo Encourages Players And Families To Stay Safe From Coronavirus

March 17th, 2020

Illinois Youth Soccer has been working to stop the spread of coronavirus through youth soccer by cancelling events through, at least, April 15, with more cancellations potentially being announced. They’ve got the backing of one of the greatest soccer players of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo. Today, Ronaldo issued a statement about the coronavirus through his instagram. The world-famous CR7, currently with Juventus, encourages fellow players and people to heed the advice of WHO and follow protocols and guidelines. The statement is as follows:  Read More

Sean Leary Soccer Camp Canceled Due To Coronavirus Concerns

March 16th, 2020

The first annual Sean Leary Pre-Season Soccer Camp, originally due to run March 14-April 11, has been canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus. Illinois Youth Soccer Association has canceled all events and issued a mandatory cancellation order for events up through April 15 for all clubs in the state, and the camp is following that order. The decision was made not only out of concern for children attending the camp, but for their grandparents and younger siblings who are the most vulnerable to exposure to the virus, as well as parents and coaches. The camp may be held this summer. More information... Read More

Rock Island Library Cancels All Event Programming

March 16th, 2020

Rock Island Public Library, out of an abundance of caution, has cancelled all Rock Island Public Library event programming and use of Community Rooms until Saturday, April 4, 2020. If you are registered for an event that has been cancelled, you will receive a separate email noting that the event has been cancelled. If the event is later rescheduled, we will contact all registered participants with the new date. Outside groups who have reserved rooms for their events will also be contacted. The response to COVID-19 is evolving quickly, and we appreciate your patience as we work through... Read More

EMSSC Postpones All Soccer Practices And Activities

March 15th, 2020

East Moline Silvis Soccer Club has postponed all soccer practices and related team activities for rec and travel soccer teams due to considerations over the coronavirus. According to an e-mail from the club: Due to Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA) guidelines, we will not be able to start our spring season at its desired time.  As of now we will not have practices starting until after March 31st.  We will keep everyone up to date as we learn more. Keep an eye on www.quadcities.com for more information as it develops.  Read More

TaxSlayer Center Postpones All Events For 30 Days Due To Coronavirus

March 13th, 2020

Moline’s TaxSlayer Center has postponed all events for 30 days due to concerns about the coronavirus. Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker announced plans to postpone all events expected to draw over 1000 people over the next month, and TaxSlayer has followed suit. The following post was dropped on the TaxSlayer Facebook page this morning: All Ticketed Events Postponed for 30 Days. Due to the Governor’s mandate, all ticketed events are postponed for the next 30 days. We will be rescheduling our events. Please continue to check our website for rescheduled dates and retain your tickets for... Read More

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