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Quad City Botanical Center Hosting Annual Greenhouse Plant Sale

March 22nd, 2020

Looking to make your world a little greener? You can pre-order yourself some plants online from the Botanical Center! The Quad City Botanical Center is hosting its annual Greenhouse Stock Plant Sale Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. Times both days are 10 AM – 5 PM. The public is invited to shop the May weekend sale and pre-order plants by April 17. Pre-orders can be picked up May 8-9 during the sale. Details will be provided if social distancing is required for plant pick up. This year, approximately 50 different varieties of annuals and perennials are included in the sale. Individual plants... Read More

Cristiano Ronaldo Encourages Players And Families To Stay Safe From Coronavirus

March 17th, 2020

Illinois Youth Soccer has been working to stop the spread of coronavirus through youth soccer by cancelling events through, at least, April 15, with more cancellations potentially being announced. They’ve got the backing of one of the greatest soccer players of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo. Today, Ronaldo issued a statement about the coronavirus through his instagram. The world-famous CR7, currently with Juventus, encourages fellow players and people to heed the advice of WHO and follow protocols and guidelines. The statement is as follows:  Read More

St. Patrick’s Society Hosts Grand Bi-State Parade in Quad Cities

March 11th, 2020

It’s time for the only bi-state St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the country! And it’s right here in the Quad Cities! The Grand Parade XXXV takes place Saturday Mar 14. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of 4th Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island. It will then wind its way west through downtown Rock Island following 4th Avenue to 20th Street, then to 3rd Avenue to 17th Street and finally to 2nd Avenue to the Centennial Bridge. The parade then crosses the Mississippi River to Gaines Street in Davenport. From there, it will go north to 3rd Street and then east on 3rd to the River Center.... Read More

Tour De Brew Riding Into Quad-Cities For Charity

February 16th, 2020

Tour de Brew QC /Katie’s Club is again ready to raise money for area cancer organizations for a 7th year and is gearing up to announce this year’s route. The new route will be announced during a special fundraising trivia night set for Feb. 21 at the Knights of Columbus, 1111 W. 35th St. in Davenport. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event starts at 7 p.m. There will be tables of 8. No team? No problem! Organizers can assign you a table. Cost is $10 per person / $80 per table. There will be a cash bar. No carry-in beverages allowed, but feel free to bring snacks! Sign up at www.qctourdebrewqc.com/triva... 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

Take a Christmas Walk Through Geneseo This Weekend

December 13th, 2019

Are you looking for a fun-filled day of shopping, children’s activities and a lighted Christmas parade? Then head to Geneseo this weekend! The 34th Annual Geneseo Christmas Walk will take place this Saturday Dec 14 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. throughout Geneseo! Kicking off the event, the popular Geneseo Jingle Run will take place at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy shopping throughout the day in downtown Geneseo. Make sure to stop in one of the local breweries and pubs, as well! Children’s activities, including special crafts, face painting, writing letters to Santa, and much more will keep everyone in the family... Read More

CP Holiday Train Rolls into the Quad Cities!

December 5th, 2019

The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train will soon set out once again to entertain hundreds of thousands of people, celebrating 21 years of collecting food and raising funds for food banks across North America. The CP Holiday Train program launched in 1999 and has since raised more than $15.8 million and gathered 4.5 million pounds of food for communities along CP’s routes in Canada and the United States. Every pound and dollar raised at each stop stays with the local food bank to help feed those in need in that community.   ****DATE**** December 7, 2019   ****LOCATION**** Davenport Corner... Read More

Get Your Turkey Trot On This Thanksgiving!

November 24th, 2019

Before you dig into your Thanksgiving feast, join the Scott County YMCA for their 31st Annual Turkey Trot!  There is a 1 mile, 5K, and 5-mile option. Packet Pick Up & Late Registration (at Davenport YMCA, 606 W 2nd Street) Wednesday, November 23rd – 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Thursday, November 24th – 6:30 – 8 AM   Schedule of Events 8:30 a.m.            1 Mile Family Fun Run 9 a.m.                 5K Run/Walk (with FREE Child Watch) 9:05 a.m.            5 Mile Run/Walk (with FREE Child Watch) 10 a.m.               Post-Race... Read More

Downtown Moline Lights Up for the Holidays

November 20th, 2019

Kick off your holiday season this Saturday in Downtown Moline! The Annual Lighting on the Commons happens this Saturday Nov 23 from 3:30 – 6 p.m. on the John Deere Commons (1400 River Dr. Moline). Join your friends and neighbors Downtown Moline for attractions that include Santa and Mrs. Claus, horse-drawn wagon rides, live music featuring local choirs, a children’s craft area and of course, the famous Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks! From 4:30 – 6 p.m. enjoy free cookies, cider and hot cocoa! The Official Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks will take place at 6 p.m. For more information, visit... Read More

Gangsters & Ghosts Come to Life in Rock Island

October 30th, 2019

Step into the past with Quad City Haunts & History Tours. You’ll discover that dead folks do tell tales as you explore the streets and haunts of Rock Island. Join QC Haunts for their current walking tour of Rock Island, Gangsters & Ghosts. If you think all the big-time gangsters of Illinois were in Chicago, then you haven’t heard about John Looney. In the early 1900s, Looney ruled an empire of booze, bribery, extortion, gambling, and prostitution … and he was responsible for at least six murders.  See Looney’s old haunts and some actual haunts along the way, including... Read More

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