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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

Rock Island High School Entrepreneurs Win $10,000 At Final Pitch Night

May 19th, 2021
Rock Island High School Entrepreneurs Win $10,000 At Final Pitch Night

On May 12, the Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation awarded $10,000 to Rock Island High School entrepreneurs at the Final Pitch night in the RIHS Auditorium. 5 student teams presented their products or services to a panel of judges in hopes of winning 3 different awards: Best Pitch, Best Business Potential, and Best Business Model. The winning teams for the Final Pitch were: Best Pitch: “Boardable” – Payton Cassidy; $2,500 Best Business Potential: “Pooh Pods” – Calvin Banks, Jacob Voigt; $2,500 Best Business Model: “The Cobblers” – Jason Arroyo-Vasquez, Zach Beckman,... Read More

Davenport Public Library Hosting Live Webinar On ‘Iowa’s Communal Utopias’

May 19th, 2021
Davenport Public Library Hosting Live Webinar On 'Iowa's Communal Utopias'

The Davenport Public Library is pleased to partner with the Hoover Museum and Presidential Library for this live webinar! Join us Thursday, May 20th at 6:00 pm for “Iowa’s Communal Utopia’s” with Peter Hoehnle. To register, please visit http://bit.ly/dpl-thirdthursdaymay. This virtual presentation offers a sweeping overview of different attempts by Iowans to create their own form of utopia, beginning featuring the Iowa Pioneer Phalanx, Salburia, the Amana Colonies, the Icarian Communities, the Clydesdale Colony, Communia, and many more. This talk will provide some details about specific... Read More

Rock Island Schools Announce Austin Academic Achievement Awards And Scholarships

May 18th, 2021
Rock Island Schools Announce Austin Academic Achievement Awards And Scholarships

The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation celebrated the Rock Island High School Top Ten of each class at the Austin Academic Achievement and Scholarship Award night on Thursday, May 13, virtually. More than 70,000 dollars was given out. Congratulations to all the students on their academic success! Top Ten Recognitions Freshman: Ali Al Janab, Maryam Alhamdan, Joseph Allen, Fidelia Awoudi, Alyssa Balandran, Presley Behrens, Jackson Bennett, Addison Bomelyn, Kaytlyn Booras, Kal Boswell, Harrison Braddy, Michael Brose, Christopher Brown, Kylen Brozovich, Delaney Carroll, Briseyda Castaneda,... Read More

Katie Poulos Honored With Rock Island Center For Math And Science ‘Above And Beyond Award’

May 18th, 2021
Katie Poulos Honored With Rock Island Center For Math And Science 'Above And Beyond Award'

Katie Poulos, fifth grade, is this week’s “Above and Beyond Award” recipient for Rock Island Center for Math and Science! Katie has impressed the RICMS 5th grade team with her perseverance and will to excel in spite of this crazy school year. Check back with QuadCities.com as we learn more about future recipients of the award!  Read More