Friday - January 17, 2020
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Things Are Getting Tasty in LeClaire This Weekend

January 17th, 2020

It’s no secret that a trip to LeClaire can be a very tasty experience. Here is your chance to sample it all! Taste of LeClaire returns to Cody Road this Saturday Jan 1! From 1 – 4 p.m. enjoy tasting all that LeClaire has to offer! Receive a free sample of food and/or beverages from various shops, restaurants and bars. Discover the many great taste of LeClaire at this FREE event!   Here are just a few of the participating businesses at this year’s event: The Artswork – LeClaire – Homemade “firecracker” cracker from The Crane & Pelican Café. Aunt Hatties – Hot cocoa... Read More

Want To Hear Your Favorite Radio Shows Back On The Air?

January 17th, 2020

It’s rare in life that you get a do-over, but this could be one of those opportunities for recently fired local radio personalities and the fans of their shows. According to the Des Moines Register, two shows and six jobs have been restored to local sports talk station KXnO, after those jobs and shows were cut earlier this week. Due to substantial fan outcry and outreach to the station deluging them with complaints, the jobs were restored. Obviously, this means that, given enough community outcry and support from fans, that at least one station was able to re-hire their on-air personalities axed... Read More

Penguin Parade Waddles Into Botanical Center

January 16th, 2020

Go on a Penguin Parade at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) this Saturday Jan 8 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Penguin Parade is a family read-in at the Botanical Center in partnership with the Rock Island Public Library. Read with your family, do a penguin scavenger hunt, try the penguin obstacle course, do crafts and receive free giveaway items while supplies last. Admission is free during the event and no RSVP is required. For more information, visit https://www.qcgardens.com/.  Read More

Rock Island Art Guild Exhibit Hits Figge This Weekend

January 16th, 2020

The Rock Island Art Guild, a volunteer-run organization founded in 1955, promotes and fosters the appreciation of the visual arts in the Quad Cities. Beginning Saturday, the Guild’s 41st juried exhibition will be installed in the Figge Art Museum’s fourth-floor gallery. Sponsored by IHMVCU and the Rock Island Art Guild, the 41st Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition is open to artists within a 150-mile radius of Rock Island working in a variety of mediums, and is juried from online submissions. Candace Moeller, independent curator and associate director of Cristin Tierney Gallery,... Read More

QC Hashers Announce 10th Annual Red Dress Run

January 16th, 2020

The Quad City Hash House Harriers – Dirty Pirate Chapter (or QCH3), a local group that is part of the loosely affiliated international organization, the Hash House Harriers, and a self-described “Drinking Club with a Running Problem,” will hold their 10th Annual Red Dress Run on Saturday, February 15, in which all participants – male and female – wear red dresses to have fun and draw attention to this charity event. Participants will gather at 12:00 p.m., at Billy Bob’s QC,  1722 2nd Avenue, Rock Island, IL. Runners will take off just after 2:00 p.m.. In true hashing... Read More

Icestravaganza 2020 Goes Extraterrestrial

January 15th, 2020

If you are looking for a free family-friendly event or a night out with friends this weekend, then make plans to head to Downtown Davenport! Icestravaganza returns for the 8th year this Saturday Jan 18 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Freight House Farmer’s Market (421 W River Dr. Davenport)! A team of professional ice sculptors will work to make the Davenport Freight house come alive with iconic American symbols from ice. Watch as 24,000 pounds of ice blocks are transformed into incredible works of art. This year’s theme is Aliens and Area 51! This event is free for all ages from 11 a.m. –... Read More

Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back!

January 14th, 2020

The legendary rocker, Alice Cooper, will bring his “Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back” tour to the Adler Theatre featuring special guest Lita Ford on Wednesday Apr 8 at 8 p.m. Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock.  Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors. He continues to tour regularly, performing shows worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics that he’s best known for. Get TICKETS here at TICKETMASTER.COM... Read More

Alan, Levora, McFadden and Evans Let Go At Mix, WOC, KISS

January 14th, 2020

Jim Fisher’s firing from WOC-AM after 40 years may be the most shocking and resonant layoff by iHeart Radio Quad-Cities, but it’s not the only one. A number of other well-known and popular on-air personalities have been fired by the radio conglomerate. According to a number of reports on Facebook, other on-air personalities let go today include Dave Levora, morning host at WOC-AM, Debbie McFadden of Mix 96 and Q106, Todd Alan of KISS-FM and Ron Evans of Mix 96. Alan posted on his Facebook today, “It is with a heavy heart that I need to inform you that, as of this morning, I will no longer... Read More

Jim Fisher Let Go After 40 Years At WOC-AM

January 14th, 2020

After 60 years in broadcasting, 40 in the Quad-Cities, longtime afternoon radio host Jim Fisher has been let go by WOC-AM1420, according to various posts on social media, including one by Fisher’s longtime friend and producer Dan Kennedy. WOC has yet to make a formal announcement and neither has Fisher, but social media was buzzing with the news today, and Fisher’s friend and former program director at WOC, Dan Kennedy, posted the following on his Facebook page today: “Sorry to hear about my friends at IHeart Radio. Great people let go today including the legendary Jim Fisher. You all made... Read More

Midwest Writing Center Offers Free Young Emerging Writers Studio Starting January 16

January 14th, 2020

What: Young Emerging Writers Studio When: Third Thursdays of each month (Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 19, April 16, May 21), 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Where: Midwest Writing Center (ground floor of RIPL, 401 19th St. Rock Island, IL 61201) The Midwest Writing Center will host Young Writers Studio for young writers in the Quad Cities at their offices on the ground floor of the Rock Island Public Library Downtown branch on the third Thursday of each month in 2020, beginning January 16, 2020. The Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Studio is a new casual writing workshop/critique group for young writers in and around... Read More

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