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Have some Bazaar! Fun at Playcrafters Barn Theatre

August 24th, 2019

It is that time of year again for the Playcrafters Barn Theatre Bazaar! This year’s Annual Bazaar! Kid’s Carnival will take place this Sunday Aug 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Playcrafters Barn Theatre (4950 35th Avenue Moline). Bring the entire family out for craft vendors, carnival games, raffles, bake sale, lemonade stand, a bounce house and a DUNK TANK! New this year is a Pie Eating Contest, as well! Signs ups will take place prior to the contest. Tickets will be sold at the event for the all attractions and games and there will be a small entry fee for the pie eating contest. For more... Read More

Hug A Book At Rock Island Library Next Week!

August 24th, 2019

Parents and caregivers can create some memories while they build a reader at Hug-A-Book: Create, a free event for two-to-five-year-olds and their families on Tuesday, August 27 at the Rock Island Public Library. The event is part of the library’s ongoing Hug-A-Book early learning programming. Families may drop in to try a variety of creatively messy art projects from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on August 27 at the Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Each child receives a Hug-A-Book art apron and a free book to take home. There is no charge to attend and no registration is required. Future events... Read More

Moonlight Festival Lights Up Downtown Silvis

August 22nd, 2019

The 18th Annual Moonlight Festival in Silvis is officially upon us! The theme this year is ‘Grand Prix’ so zoom on into this festival for a great time! On Saturday Aug 24, downtown Silvis will be transformed into a block party like none other. There will be crafts, a cruise-in, free activities for kids, live music, the only lighted parade in the Quad Cities and more! The festivities kick off at 8 a.m. with the Silvis Family 5K Run and the ½ mile Kiddie Run. To register for the run, that begins at Schadt Park in Silvis, go to https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=131546.   Join... Read More

The Learning Campus Discovery Fair Providing Fun for the Entire Family!

August 16th, 2019

Are you ready for some free family fun this weekend? Hosted by the Bettendorf Public Library with support from the Family Museum, The Learning Campus Discovery Fair will take place this Saturday Aug 17 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Drive Bettendorf). The Learning Campus Discovery Fair is a day filled with free learning and fun for the whole family! Experiences include: Magic Hovercraft Rides Hands-On Science Pottery Bubbles Drawing Water Colors Clowning Paper Rockets Flower Arrangement   Additional activities:  Petting Zoo, Balloon Creations,... Read More

Atlas Two-Part Launch Party Showcases Young Writers

August 13th, 2019

The Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program will host a two-part launch party for the latest issue of the Program’s literary magazine THE ATLAS on Thursday, August 15th in downtown Rock Island. The event will start at 5:00 p.m. with a Family and Friends Reception at the Rock Island Public Library Community Room. The interns will give a brief reading of their work, and the Tim Curry Outstanding Intern award will be presented to one of the interns. Then, at 8:00 p.m. the party will move down the street to Rozz-Tox, where the interns will read different selections from the magazine,... Read More

The Land Before Time Hits the GIANT Screen with Sensory-Friendly Accommodations

August 10th, 2019

Unearth the excitement of EVERYTHING your children love about dinosaurs in a sensory-friendly setting! Enjoy “The Land Before Time” at the Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th Street Davenport), this Sunday Aug 11 at 4 p.m. on the GIANT Screen! Stick around after the movie (5 – 6 p.m.) for a variety of dino-themed activities, modified to accommodate those with special needs. Guests will also be able to meet and interact with a friendly baby triceratops puppet! What is a sensory friendly movie? It’s a movie modified to be “friendlier” to the senses. Changes to the environment and film... Read More

Atlas Two-Part Launch Party Showcases Young Writers

August 4th, 2019

The Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program will host a two-part launch party for the latest issue of the Program’s literary magazine THE ATLAS on Thursday, August 15th in downtown Rock Island. The event will start at 5:00 p.m. with a Family and Friends Reception at the Rock Island Public Library Community Room. The interns will give a brief reading of their work, and the Tim Curry Outstanding Intern award will be presented to one of the interns. Then, at 8:00 p.m. the party will move down the street to Rozz-Tox, where the interns will read different selections from the magazine,... Read More

4th Annual Hoops 4 Hope Happening This Week!

July 29th, 2019

The East Moline community invites you to attend the 4th annual Hoops 4 Hope! Hosted by United We Ball, Hoops 4 Hope will take place this Wednesday Jul 31 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Hereford Park (400 13th St. East Moline). This is a family-friendly, free event, and all are encouraged to attend! A few years ago, Kannon Burrage contacted the East Moline Police Dept. in an attempt to create an event which united the diverse communities of East Moline. That connection birthed this event, and this year they will continue to honor his vision. United We Ball believes that bringing people together through a... Read More

Comedy Sportz Coming To Davenport Junior Theater

July 24th, 2019

Comedy Sportz is debuting in Davenport — at a great venue, the Davenport Junior Theater. Sportz will be presenting a special youth-themed show on the regular at the theater, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport, beginning this Saturday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The all-new, kid-centric version of the regular ComedySportz match is geared towards the younger crowd! It featuresshorter matches, more volunteer games, more kid-based content and interactive opportunities. Admission is $6. For more information see http://www.davenportjuniortheater.org.  Read More

Davenport Babe Ruth 15U Wins State, On To Regionals!

July 18th, 2019

Davenport Babe Ruth Baseball’s 15 U team hit a towering home run in the state championship this week, winning the title and bringing home the gold to the Quad-Cities! And now, the team, coached by Brandon Jens, is getting ready to head to the Midwest Plains Regionals next week in North Dakota, after defeating Davis County in the finals 9-3. The game featured a six-run-rally in the sixth inning to break the tie and send the boys to the next stage. It was sweet revenge, as Davis County had beaten the same team in the tournament the last two years, both times by a single run. In the semifinals,... Read More

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