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Jump On In To This Week’s FUN10 For Fun Times This Week!

February 28th, 2021

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Davenport Central Students Star in Online Production of “Clue”

February 24th, 2021

It’s been a long process, but this Friday, theater students from Davenport Central High School will present a filmed version of Clue: High School Edition. The play will be shown for free on the Broadway on Demand streaming platform, at 7 p.m., Feb. 26. Clue: High School Edition is based on the 1985 Paramount mystery/comedy Clue, which in turn was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game of the same name. The tale begins at a remote mansion – here filmed at Davenport’s Renwick Mansion — where six mysterious guests assemble for a dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu.... Read More

Sports Exams Available at Genesis Health Group

February 15th, 2021

The first step to be fully prepared for an outstanding sports season isn’t taken in a gym, on a track, or on a field of play. Before the first sports workout, young athletes will need a sports participation exam to assess ability to compete safely. Parents and their athletes are asked to schedule their required school/sports participation exam with their Genesis provider. For those without a primary care provider (PCP), call 421-DOCS (3627) or visit the Genesis Sports Medicine Walk-In Clinic or a Genesis Convenient Care location. Genesis recommends all parents establish a primary care provider... Read More

Multi-Talented 11-Year-Old Quad-Cities Student Solos with Q-C Symphony

February 8th, 2021

Linda Phan does not consider herself a child prodigy, but the 11-year-old Bettendorf student is the youngest musician to perform as a soloist with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in recent memory. Linda – who’s in sixth grade at Riverdale Heights Elementary – won the Grand Prize at the 2019 Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles Concerto Competition. This past Saturday night, she joined the QCSO for the first movement of Wolfgang A. Mozart’s charming Third Violin Concerto, written when that child prodigy was 19, and you can buy digital access to the concert through March 9. It was performed,... Read More

Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Offering ‘Rising Stars’ Performing Classes For Kids

January 18th, 2021

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is thrilled to be working with the talented Bobby and Ashley Becher and their company “Rising Stars” to announce all new Winter classes.  All classes will take place at Circa ’21 or it’s secondary theater, The Speakeasy. “We are thrilled to be working with Ashley and Bobby again” said Denny Hitchcock Circa ’21’s owner/producer.  “They have done a wonderful job with their classes over the last year and we get such positive feedback from all the students who have taking the classes and their parents.  I encourage you to consider this for you child! ... Read More

Quad-Cities Choreographer Loves Putting Spotlight on Kids

January 5th, 2021

Bethany Sanders is only 24 years old, but already has 21 years of dance experience  and is quickly gaining a reputation as a passionate teacher and choreographer. The Pleasant Valley High alum started taking tap and ballet lessons when she was 3 and hasn’t stopped moving since. “I absolutely loved it, and added theater to the game when I was 11,” Sanders said in a recent interview. After 5th grade, she started doing theater at Center for Living Arts in Rock Island, and her first musical was “Grease” in 2008, when she was 11, and she performed with Center for Living Arts through junior... Read More

Silvis Public Library Unveiling A New Remodel!

December 22nd, 2020

The Silvis Library has been a cornerstone of our community for over 100 years. Throughout that time, the library (and community) have undergone a lot of changes. As the city has grown, so has our library. As early as November of 1911, the Silvis Woman’s Club began collecting books and looking for a location for a library. When the new City Hall was completed in 1922, an area on the lower level was designated as the permanent home of the library. The first version of the Summer Reading Program was started in the spring of 1931. The library purchased 300 “Books I Have Read” booklets... Read More

Davenport Physical Education Teacher Reaching Kids Through Popular YouTube Channel

December 21st, 2020

Mic Seifert, a veteran physical education teacher in Davenport, has exercised a new muscle this year he never thought he had before – computer literacy. Like all teachers nationwide, Seifert, 47, was forced by the Covid-19 pandemic this past spring to come up with virtual content for his classes at Madison Elementary School. He’s in his 22nd year of teaching and virtual fitness lessons have become an international viral sensation. His YouTube channel, P.E. with Mr. S, can be found at https://www.youtube.com/c/PEwithMrS/videos. Since May, Seifert has made 40 videos, and already the channel’s... Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Center Holding Children’s Holiday Gift Day

December 15th, 2020

If you’re a family in need this holiday season — and there are more people this year than ever who are challenged to get by — then the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 630 9th St., Rock Island, is holding a Children’s Holiday Gift Day. The Center says, “While we can’t hold our usual Children’s Holiday Party this year, we will still provide wrapped gifts for children ages 3-12. We are grateful to Moline Foundation, Royal Neighbors of America, Modern Woodmen of America, UnityPoint Health, PetSmart Moline, Thy Loving Kindness Ministries, Spring Forward, River... Read More

Quad-Cities Piano Students Awarded in 37th-Annual Classical Competition

December 14th, 2020

The Federated Music Teachers Association of the Quad-Cities recently held its 37th Annual Classical Piano Competition, with submissions turned in by video and instead of judged in person. The Federated Music Teachers Association (FMTA) – part of the 122-year-old National Federation of Music Clubs — is a group of local music teachers that runs a Classical Festival one year, alternating with a Baroque Festival the following year. In the Classical Piano Festival, entrants needed to perform one sonata or sonatina from the Classical period (1750-1820) and depending on their level, a second piece... Read More