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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

Spooktacular Trunk or Treat Heads to Green Valley Sports Complex!

October 23rd, 2019

Do you have little ones anxiously anticipating Halloween, looking for a reason to try out those costumes? Well, there’s no better way to kick off the holiday than some family fun in the ballpark! The Moline Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their annual Spooktacular Trunk or Treat this Saturday Oct 26 from 4 – 6 p.m. Things are getting switched up this year, and the festivities will take place at Green Valley Sports Complex (5920 52nd Avenue Moline). Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes! Trunk or Treaters will walk through the lot, stopping by the different businesses and organizations. For... Read More

The Ultimate ‘Merry Not Scary’ Halloween Event Returns to the Quad Cities!

October 20th, 2019

Boo at the Zoo, Quad Cities most popular “merry not scary” Halloween event has returned! Make plans to bring your family out to Niabi Zoo (13010 Niabi Zoo Rd. Coal Valley) this Saturday Oct 26 and Sunday Oct 27 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Boo at the Zoo! Enjoy trick-or-treating stations, decorated trails, Zookeeper Chats and more! Try out those Halloween costumes and enjoy some family fun! Boo and the Zoo is included in regular admission prices. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for senior citizens (62+), $6.50 for children 3-12 and free for children 2 years and under. Admission is free for members. For... Read More

Run with the Bull and Help Spread Kindness!

October 9th, 2019

Are you ready to get your run on for a great cause, this weekend?! QC United’s 3rd Annual Run with the Bull 5k and Youth Relays takes place this Saturday Oct 12, with starting location at the Riverdale Fire Department (110 Manor Drive Riverdale) near Arconic. Run with the Bull 5k will begin at 9 a.m. and the Youth Relays at 10 a.m. Registration for the 5k is only $28 and includes a t-shirt, neck gator, goody bag and entry to Pete’s Post-Party featuring Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the City of Riverdale, beer and more! There are also group rate discounts for Cornbelt Running Club Members,... Read More

German American Heritage Center Presenting Darker Side Of Davenport Tour

October 7th, 2019

Once again, the German American Heritage Center will present its third annual DARKER SIDE OF DAVENPORT WALKING TOUR! The tour is about 1.3 miles long and should take an hour and a half. Grab your walking shoes and a water bottle and join us on select dates and times in October as they explore downtown Davenport and share the many haunts, murders, and mysteries that Davenport holds! Tours are $8/person Tickets will be available on Eventbrite.com and the tour will have limited spots dependent on the number of guides available. Be sure to purchase a ticket to secure your spot as walk-ins are... Read More

2nd Annual 0.5k Beer & Donut Run Ensures Everyone is a Winner!

October 6th, 2019

The Rock Island Parks & Recreation Department along with Bent River Brewing Company, presents the 2nd Annual 80’s Themed: 0.5k Beer & Donut Run benefiting Youth Recreation in Rock Island! The 0.5k Beer & Donut Run will take place on Saturday Oct 12 in Schwiebert Riverfront Park (1st Avenue Downtown Rock Island) from 3 – 5:30 p.m.   What is a 0.5 Beer Run? Some of you may have heard of a 5k, 10k, or even the marathons, but what about the 0.5k? Training for this race is easier than the rest of them. This is for those who enjoy their Saturday’s with a little more laid... Read More

Darker Side of Davenport Comes to Light at GAHC

October 2nd, 2019

Everything always seems a little spookier around Halloween time, and the German American Heritage Center and Museum is no exception! The German American Heritage Center and Museum (712 W 2nd St. Davenport) is once again hosting ‘The Darker Side of Davenport Ghost Tour’ throughout the month of October. This thrilling walk through historic Davenport will keep you on your toes.   The Darker Side of Davenport Ghost Tour will take place at the following times: Friday Oct 4                      5 p.m. Saturday Oct 5                 10:30 a.m., 4 p.m. and... Read More

‘Hocus Pocus’ Flies into Coal Valley for Movie Night in the Park!

October 1st, 2019

Join the Village of Coal Valley this Friday Oct 4 for their 3rd Movie Night in the Park! Bring the entire family out for Movie Night in the Park, which takes place in the 1st Street Coal Valley Municipal Park (rescheduled from Sep 27, due to weather). The evening begins at 6 p.m. with live music from the Tony Hamilton Orchestra, under the main pavilion. TC’s Kettle Corn will be onsite, selling various food items. Pop/Water/Candy will be provided by Blackhawk State Bank. In addition, he Fire Organization, Auxiliary and the Lions Club will be giving away fun stuff to the kiddos! Get snuggled up... Read More

Echoes From Riverside Celebrate Unsung City Leaders

September 27th, 2019

A cemetery with over 160 years of history is bound to be filled with interesting stories and important life lessons.  One local cemetery has created a way to keep those stories and lessons alive to this day. Moline Parks and Recreation is hosting their annual ‘Echoes from Riverside’ on Saturday Sep 28 at Riverside Cemetery (2900 6th Avenue Moline). This one of a kind walk down memory lane brings some the area’s earliest citizens and their stories to life for all to hear. You will find a common theme in the stories you are presented- Unsung City Leaders. Tickets for this event will be available... Read More

Get Spooked With Ghost Tales

September 26th, 2019

Halloween is creeping up and will be here before you know it. So why not start getting into the spirit now? Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation will be celebrating all that is spooky, with “Ghost Tales” this Saturday Sep 28 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., with scary stories told by local storytellers on the grounds of the Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island (Davenport Avenue Rock Island). Admission for this event is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for children 12 and younger and active military. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with guided tours through the Colonel Davenport House.... Read More

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