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Pay What You Want For Winter Nights Winter Lights Starts Today In Rock Island

January 6th, 2022
Pay What You Want For Winter Nights Winter Lights Starts Today In Rock Island

The Quad City Botanical Center invites guests to Pay What You Want to visit Winter Nights Winter Lights Powered by MidAmerican Energy Company, January 6-8, 2022. Guests pay any admission price to experience the lighted exhibit. Pay What You Want admission offered as walk up only, no advanced tickets required. We know this time of year can put a strain on both time and financial resources. By extending exhibit dates and giving guests the chance to name their price of admission, we hope to allow every community member a chance to experience the garden’s one-of-a-kind light display. The outdoor... Read More

Bettendorf Middle School Students Take Part In Holiday Decorating Contest

January 3rd, 2022
Bettendorf Middle School Students Take Part In Holiday Decorating Contest

Bettendorf Middle School children spent their time before holiday break helping to make their school more festive! The students took part in decorating the school and creating fun decor for teachers’ doors. Check out these fun samples from the Bettendorf Middle School Door Decorating Contest. Great job! Thank you for sharing some holiday cheer!    Read More

Bottoms Up Bursting With New Year’s Eve Fun At Rock Island’s Speakeasy

December 28th, 2021
Bottoms Up Bursting With New Year's Eve Fun At Rock Island's Speakeasy

A New Year’s Eve tradition for the last nine years is back at The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island as the theater welcomes Bottom’s Up Burlesque to ring in 2022 with an all new show!  “We’re thrilled to be continuing this tradition after having to skip last year,” said Brett Hitchcock, Speakeasy director of audience development. “The NYE shows are so popular with their fans!  They always sell out and there’s such a buzz in the theater!  It’s really fun to be part of,” said Hitchcock. Bottom’s Up will roll out the red carpet to ring in the New Year with a night of strip... Read More

Last Call To See Circa’s “Winter Wonderland” This Week

December 27th, 2021
Last Call To See Circa's "Winter Wonderland" This Week

For the theatre’s holiday 2021 production in its spectacular 44th season of live entertainment,  Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is treating family audiences to a special holiday gift: the yuletide musical revue WINTER WONDERLAND. This charmingly festive stage delight will charm audiences with its magical blend of laughs, sentiment and beloved songs from the past, and it’s being brought to life by a marvelous team of professional talents. WINTER WONDERAND will be presented at Circa ’21 through December 29, with performances on Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays evenings at 7:45 p.m., Sundays at... Read More

Winter Nights Winter Lights Lighting Up Q-Cs

December 26th, 2021
Winter Nights Winter Lights Lighting Up Q-Cs

The Quad City Botanical Center is proud to announce MidAmerican Energy Company as the presenting sponsor of the fifth annual Winter Nights Winter Lights. The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 160,000 glowing lights, showcasing our largest light display yet. Explore the Sun Garden, Children’s Garden, lawns, pond and pocket gardens of our outdoor light exhibit as you experience our largest fundraiser of the year. Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night and visit the outdoor events canopy for hot cocoa and treats for purchase by Taste Buds, a Downtown Rock Island business we are proud... Read More

Walk Through A ‘Winter Wonderland’ With Rock Island’s Circa ’21

December 24th, 2021
Walk Through A ‘Winter Wonderland’ With Rock Island's Circa ’21

For the theatre’s holiday 2021 production in its spectacular 44th season of live entertainment,  Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is treating family audiences to a special holiday gift: the yuletide musical revue WINTER WONDERLAND. This charmingly festive stage delight will charm audiences with its magical blend of laughs, sentiment and beloved songs from the past, and it’s being brought to life by a marvelous team of professional talents. WINTER WONDERAND will be presented at Circa ’21 through December 29, with performances on Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays evenings at 7:45 p.m., Sundays at... Read More

Christmas Tradition Of Julotta Returns To Bishop Hill Tomorrow

December 24th, 2021
Christmas Tradition Of Julotta Returns To Bishop Hill Tomorrow

The Christmas tradition of “Julotta” returns at Bishop Hill State Historic Site. All are welcome to attend a nondenominational church service at 6 a.m. Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25 in the Colony Church. The word Julotta comes from the Swedish words for “yule” and “before dawn.” Christmas morning in Sweden begins with attendance at the Julotta service. Since 1970, the service has been a tradition in Bishop Hill to help reaffirm the community’s Swedish heritage. Constructed in 1848 by Swedish immigrants, the public is invited to attend the worship service at the restored Colony... Read More

‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ Hits Extra Hard In These Trying Times

December 24th, 2021
'Do They Know It's Christmas?' Hits Extra Hard In These Trying Times

It was late 1984, and Boomtown Rats front man Bob Geldof was sitting down to watch a bit of telly as the calendar began to turn towards the holidays. However, what he saw that evening was anything but festive. Geldof watched as a documentary news program detailed the horrible starving and suffering going on in Africa due to incredible droughts and oppression. And as he watched, he was moved to tears, sorrow, and finally, action. He knew he had to do something to help, but just donating money himself seemed so small, so insignificant. How could he do something larger? Finally, he had the idea, and... Read More

Stars On Ice Skate Into Moline’s TaxSlayer Tonight

December 18th, 2021
Stars On Ice Skate Into Moline's TaxSlayer Tonight

Stars on Ice are skating in to Moline’s TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive, for a special holiday performance tonight at 7 p.m. Special holiday performance of Stars on Ice featuring Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Kurt Browning, Ilia Kulik, Ashley Wagner, Mirai Nagasu, Jeremy Abbott, Alissa Czisny, Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje, and Ryan Bradley. For tickets and more info, click here!  Read More

Last Minute And Local Helps You SHOP LOCAL For The Holidays!

December 18th, 2021
Last Minute And Local Helps You SHOP LOCAL For The Holidays!

You’re down to the wire, no time to order online, and presents left to buy. What are you going to do? Come to Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, of course! On Saturday, December 18th you’ll find tons of great gift ideas – all priced to move! We’ve got a little bit of everything – Christmas decor, bath and body products, jewelry, antique furniture, clothes, vintage houseware, candles, cards, scarves, towels, original art, local games and more… the list is endless! From those big presents to stocking stuffers, we’ve got you covered. Hours for our Last Minute... Read More