Tuesday - November 24, 2020
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois

Quad Cities Community Foundation’s $50K Transformation Grant Addresses Societal Inequities

November 19th, 2020

The Quad Cities Community Foundation is targeting the persistent racial disparities that impact the social and economic well-being of Quad Citizens of color with a $50,000 Transformation Grant to United Way. The grant will bolster efforts to reduce inequities across education, income and health systems in the Quad Cities. “We know that strong communities are ones that embrace increased diversity and the powerful assets that diversity brings,” said Sherry Ristau, president and CEO of the Quad Cities Community Foundation. “The Quad Cities is a wonderful place to live, and like other cities,... Read More

Geneseo’s Seth Ernst Soccer Slam Canceled, Will Return In 2022

November 17th, 2020

For 14 years, Geneseo’s Seth Ernst Soccer Slam has been an annual tradition of fun and competition for area kids loving the game of soccer. This year, for the first time since its inception, it won’t be held. Seth Ernst officials announced they’re canceling the event for 2021 due to covid, looking to start it up again in 2022. The following email was sent out to area soccer coaches and team officials: Greetings Fans of Seth Ernst Memorial Soccer Slam! Our Executive Committee met to determine whether our 15th annual Slam could take place, and it was decided that in the best interests... Read More

Davenport Junior Theatre Zooms Into Virtual World With New “Snow White”

October 31st, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a weekly look at a personality, place, trend or topic of interest to the Quad-Cities. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com. It’s a brave new world at Davenport Junior Theatre – as the new artistic director is overseeing the first virtual production in the 69-year-history of the program. After 11 years, Daniel Sheridan was succeeded this year as artistic director of the nation’s second-oldest children’s theater by Ben Gougeon, a 43-year-old actor-director who is helming “Snow White 2.Zoom”... Read More

Celebrate Halloween With Fun Events At Your Local HyVee

October 29th, 2020

Celebrate Halloween with the friendly faces of Hy-Vee! Local Hy-Vees will be providing Outdoor Halloween Events this Saturday Oct 31 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join Hy-Vee outside for a socially distanced, kid friendly event with activities, treat, and free giveaways. Moline (John Deere Rd and Avenue of the Cities), Silvis, Rock Island, Milan, Bettendorf and Davenport (W Locust, E 53rd, W Kimberly, Rockingham Rd) locations will all be providing freaky fun for the entire family! Visit your local Hy-Vee’s Facebook page for more information!  Read More

Dogtoberfest Howling This Saturday

October 29th, 2020

Calling all goblins, witches, canines too, grab your best costume for a fun boo! Experience Dogtoberfest this Saturday Oct 31 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Iron + Grain Coffee House (585 12th Avenue East Moline). Dogtoberfest will feature dog-related vendors, doggy trick or treating, puppacinos and a new drink release! You can also enjoy Scratch Cupcakes from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Here is a list of vendors: Oakies Designs Contented Canines Rewarded Rescues Francescon Portraiture Loving Paws Bakery A+A Unleashed Heel.Sit Humane Society of Scott County Wags for Wellness Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/366897221104493... Read More

Western Illinois University Offering Safe Trick-Or-Treat Programming

October 25th, 2020

University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) at Western Illinois University will sponsor an alternative to the annual Residence Halls Safe Trick-or-Treat program. Community and campus parents and guardians, with children between the ages 2-12, are invited to sign up for a Halloween goody bag, containing pre-wrapped candy, coloring pages and activities, and other Halloween-related items, to celebrate with at home. The bags are not gender or age specific. Goody bags are limited, so children should sign up soon at bit.ly/UHDSGoodyBags. “During COVID-19, we still wanted to find a way to connect... Read More

Halloween Hike Teaches Kids And Families About Mysterious Animals

October 23rd, 2020

Join Naturalist Mike Granger for an educational adventure to learn about mysterious and misunderstood animals. Halloween Hike will take place this Saturday Oct 24 at the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center (31555 52nd Avenue Dixon). Beginning at 5 p.m. there will be an open fire for grilling. It is asked you bring your own food items, as the fire and roasting sticks will be provided! The hike will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a spooky scavenger hunt afterwards. Please bring a flashlight! Family fun for everyone. Registration is LIMITED and REQUIRED. Please call (563) 328-3286 to register for... Read More

Moline’s Two Rivers YMCA Offering A Host Of Programs

October 21st, 2020

Two Rivers YMCA in Moline is offering courses in swimming, youth sports, and more! The pandemic has certainly changed many aspects of our lives, but one thing has not changed: The Y is for everyone – especially families! At the Y, 2040 53rd Street, Moline, they are committed to providing SAFE programs that keep kids and families active, healthy, and connected. The cold weather is coming and going to parks and other outdoor family activities will be coming to an end. With many precautions in place, the Y is a safe, clean, and reliable place to bring the kids for a fun addition to your day. For... Read More

Tales for Tots Online with Bettendorf Public Library

October 12th, 2020

Looking for interactive entertainment for your little ones at home? Then join the Bettendorf Public Library with their Tales for Tots Online! Tales for Tots Online takes place Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. on the Bettendorf Public Library’s YouTube page. Children (birth to age three) and a caregiver are invited to attend these online sessions filled with simple exercises, stories, songs, rhymes, parenting tips and more. Check out the playlist for Tales for Tots here. Follow the Bettendorf Public Library on Facebook for other fun at-home activities. For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities... Read More

Second Saturday Rocking Downtown Davenport Today!

October 10th, 2020

Second Saturday is Downtown Davenport’s NEW monthly party! Shop, stroll, find deals, grab a bite to eat and support local businesses! This month the event is having a FALL FEST! Crafted QC is leading the way, with lots of fun events and sales. As Crafted puts it in their e-mail about the event, “So, I admit it, I really like some of those Hallmark movies set in small towns. There’s always some sort of festival bringing everyone together. Hart of Dixie? Anyone? Everyone’s happy? So, gosh darn it, I found a vintage red truck, some hay bales, corn stalks, and made some fun... Read More