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Quad Cities Marathon Goes Virtual! Last Day To Complete Your Run Is Sunday

September 26th, 2020

Since the first race in 1998, The TBK Quad Cities Marathon has become a Midwest favorite. Touching four cities, this hometown favorite draws runners from all over the country for a weekend full of activities leading up to the big event on Sunday! This year, the TBK Quad Cities Marathon has gone VIRTUAL! Runners have been completing Marathons, Half Marathons, 5ks, 1-miles and kids’ races since Sep 1. The final date to complete your distance is this Sunday Sep 27 (when the in-person activities WOULD HAVE taken place). While the traditional race expo will not take place this year, there will be... Read More

Lead(h)er To Celebrate Four Years of Connecting Women on Tuesday

September 25th, 2020

Megan Hasselroth wouldn’t be where she is today – the executive director of a Quad-Cities women’s business organization – without influential mentors. Since January 2020, the 30-year-old Sherrard High School alum has led Lead(h)er, just the second director (and only paid staffer) of the nonprofit since it was started by Melissa Pepper in August 2016. In a virtual 4th birthday celebration, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, Lead(h)er will share stories from across 300-plus matches of female mentors and mentees, highlight successes, and announce the 2020 Girl on Fire Award winners. The awards honor... Read More

One-Stop Wedding Shop at QC Fall Bridal Fair

September 25th, 2020

Are you or someone you know planning a wedding in the near to far future? Then you cannot pass up the QC Fall Bridal Fair this weekend! The annual QC Fall Bridal Fair is happening on Sunday Sep 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center (2021 State Street Bettendorf). Admission is only $5 per person, and tickets are only available at the door. The QC Fall Bridal Fair allows Brides, Grooms and their families and friends to come together and meet with over 60 local and national vendors in the Bridal Industry. Florists, DJ’s, Reception Hall Venues, Party Busses and... Read More

Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show Returns to the Quad Cities

September 25th, 2020

Best exotic pet show in the Midwest! Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show takes place this Sunday Sep 27 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Golden Leaf Banquet Center (2902 E Kimberly Rd. Davenport). The Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show is a large reptile show that is open to the public. If you ever hear anyone talking about the “Show Me Show”, that’s them! Originating in St. Louis, Missouri, The Show Me Reptile & Exotics show began as a small expo in a small space in October of 2015. The show has since expanded incredibly. There are now over 25 Show Me Shows a year. (Not including special... Read More

ARE YOU READY FOR THE UNTOLD STORY OF EINSTEIN’S SISTER???!!!!???

September 25th, 2020

Throughout this week, we’ve been featuring stories on Quad-Cities band Einstein’s Sister, which is releasing its first record in almost two decades this weekend, during Record Store Day at CoOp Records in Moline. The band – Kerry Tucker, Bill Douglas, Marty Reyhons, Steven Volk, and Andy Brock – is releasing a double-A side single, “Standing Still” and “Begin Again,” on transparent blue vinyl. But that’s one of the only ways in which the band has been completely transparent. Throughout this week, I’ve been scanning the archives and corners of the internet for information on... Read More

Oktoberfest at the Freight House Farmers’ Market

September 25th, 2020

Join the Freight House Farmers’ Market (421 W River Drive Davenport) for an Oktoberfest themed Farm to Table Dinner this Saturday Sep 26 from 2 – 6 p.m. Chef Carrie Hilman will be serving up a wonderful fall meal and tribute to the German Oktoberfest. Live Music will be provided from the Locust Street Boys. Enjoy wine pairing from O’So Good Winery, and Bier from Front Street Brewery. Takeout orders are available. All Proceeds to benefit the 2020 Christkindlmarkt. This event will be seating by group. So if you have a family group of 2, 4, or 8 that are all ticketed, you will be seated... Read More

Catch Little Shop of Horrors at The Spotlight Theatre

September 24th, 2020

Catch “Little Shop of Horrors” on the big screen this Friday Sep 25 at The Spotlight Theatre (1800 7th Avenue Moline). Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are just $10. Online ticketing, found at https://thespotlighttheatreqc.simpletix.com/e/58789, will end one hour before showtime. If available, tickets will be sold at the door. This event is sponsored by Bob Kelly at Ruhl and Ruhl for all your realtor needs. Bar will be open, and popcorn and concessions will be sold. Limited seating capacity. Masks are required.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities... Read More

Factory of Fear Returns!

September 24th, 2020

Halloween is far from cancelled! The Factory of Fear (5027 4th Avenue Moline) opens for the 2020 season this Friday Sep 25. For 25 years, the Factory of Fear has been the QC’s #1 rated, largest, and longest running indoor haunted attraction located in Moline, IL. General admission tickets are $22 and can be purchased online at https://app.hauntpay.com/events/2020-season/event_times. Active Military members can receive $5 off their tickets at the door.   Here are the safety precautions for this year’s haunt, found on Factory of Fear’s website: SAFETY: -While waiting in our queue line,... Read More

Rock the River Six Feet Apart-y

September 23rd, 2020

QC Rock Academy and Rock Island Parks and Recreation department have teamed up to bring the Quad Cities a night filled with music, along the river. Rock the River “Six Feet Apart-y” will happen this Saturday Sep 26 from 5 – 9 p.m. at Schwiebert Riverfront Park (On the riverfront between 17th and 20th streets, Rock Island). This socially-distanced night of music will feature 6 of QC Rock Academy’s student bands. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. There’s plenty of room to spread out! Here’s the lineup for Rock the River: Been There Done That Strictly Business Made Ya Look Crushed... Read More

Einstein’s Sister Video Details The Band’s First Single In Almost Two Decades

September 22nd, 2020

Einstein’s Sister is releasing their first songs in almost twenty years, and the band’s songwriter, guitarist and singer Kerry Tucker is talking about it on a new video. The group collaborated with members from the bands of Paul McCartney, Jellyfish, Sheryl Crow, and more. The single was mastered at the legendary Abbey Road. You can watch and listen as Tucker talks about the band’s new release here. For more stories on Einstein’s Sister, and links to their videos and songs, check out their Spotlight exclusively on your site for the best in local entertainment, QuadCities.com!  Read More

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