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Rock Island Cultural Club Serves Up Multicultural Thanksgiving Feast

November 23rd, 2023
Rock Island Cultural Club Serves Up Multicultural Thanksgiving Feast

Rock Island High School’s Cultural Club got together to have a Thanksgiving Feast. Students brought food from their cultures to share. Some meals included were Baozi from Thailand, Pan Ducles (Mexican desserts), Arabic pickles, curry dishes, and a lot more! Mr. Mwaga also made a Ugali soup from Kenya. It was a great way to get together and experience another culture.  Read More

Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with Group O October 28th

October 28th, 2023
Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with Group O October 28th

Mark your calendars for the Group O Dia de Los Muertos Parade on October 28th in Moline! 12 PM: Pre-Party at Mercado! 2 PM: Parade start time 3:30 PM: After Life Party until 8 PM! To register your entry please fill out the form in the link below. https://forms.gle/i4cxPW9hzXjN4uwJ7 The Group O Día de los Muertos Parade will start at 2 pm on Saturday, October 28th, in front of the Vibrant Arena and ending just off 19th St. and River Drive in Moline. There will be an after party on the Mercado grounds immediately following the parade. The after party headliner will be Banda Caliente starting at... Read More

For Fun Mexican Food And Culture, Go To Moline’s Mercado On Fifth Tonight

October 20th, 2023
For Fun Mexican Food And Culture, Go To Moline's Mercado On Fifth Tonight

Looking for a little Mexican food and culture to spice up your life? Moline’s Mercado On Fifth is back! Bringing Back Mexican Cuisine, Culture And More Fridays at 432 12th Street in Moline, everyone can get the weekend started right with Mercado! There will be a variety of children’s activities, delicious Mexican cuisine, and unique retail stands selling everything from jewelry to hand-sewn blouses and imported ceramics. Mercado on Fifth is not just a market; it serves as a resource and catalyst for aspiring entrepreneurs. The weekly events bring Quad Citizens together to celebrate culture... Read More

New Head Start Classrooms Opening at the Esperanza Center in Moline

October 10th, 2023
New Head Start Classrooms Opening at the Esperanza Center in Moline

After being closed since before COVID the Esperanza Center in Moline will open its doors to up to 80 preschool children this fall.  Head Start Director, Andrea Flannery is thrilled the center—located in the Floreciente neighborhood– will be filled with students.  “The Floreciente community has always embraced Project NOW’s Head Start.  We have a long and rich history partnering with this community to enhance lives.  We want to be that support in the city of Moline for these underserved neighborhoods. We want to share in their progress, success, and growth in our shared community,... Read More

Mercado Returns To Moline Friday Night

October 5th, 2023
Mercado Returns To Moline Friday Night

See Mercado on Fifth is an outdoor event from 5-10 p.m. every Friday on 5th Ave. between 11th and 12th streets in Moline. The weekly gathering features food trucks, produce/retail vendors, live entertainment and activities for children. Mercado’s 2023 summer season will run every Friday night from May 26 – Sept. 29. Mercado aims to attract more people to the Floreciente neighborhood and increase community involvement and pride by offering economic opportunities to small and minority-owned businesses. Patrons can enjoy cultural entertainment from area musicians, dance groups and artists. The... Read More

Hot Dam! Dam Tacos Opening In Downtown Davenport

May 4th, 2023
Hot Dam! Dam Tacos Opening In Downtown Davenport

Attention all taco lovers! Get ready for the newest addition to the Quad Cities food and bar scene – Dam Tacos! This unique taco concept will be opening on Cinco de Mayo, Friday, May 5th, and it’s guaranteed to leave you saying, “I need some Dam Tacos!” Dam Tacos is a carry-out and delivery-only concept, with a full service bar specializing in all things tequila and more. The menu only consists of damn good tacos, each one packed with bold flavors and fresh ingredients. From classics like Carne Asada, Carnitas, and Boom Boom Shrimp to amazing Chicken options, our tacos are sure to impress. Dam... Read More

Western Illinois University Celebrates Minority Health Month in April

April 15th, 2023
Western Illinois University Celebrates Minority Health Month in April

Western Illinois University has celebrated Minority Health Month in April since 2006. The national theme this year is, “Better Health Through Better Understanding.” This year’s theme focuses on improving health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority and AI/AN communities by providing them with culturally and linguistically competent healthcare services, information and resources. When patients are provided with culturally and linguistically appropriate information, they are empowered to create healthier outcomes for themselves and their communities. “WIU’s recognition... Read More

Positive News In Illinois And Iowa: What’s The Good News For April?

April 10th, 2023
Positive News In Illinois And Iowa: What's The Good News For April?

The good weather is back and with it comes the good news! That’s right, QuadCities.com teams up with KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live” to bring you positive news about great things and people in and around the Quad-Cities, and we’re springing back with a lot more upbeat stuff! Here’s the good news for this month: Rock Island Crossing Guard Repays Kindness Of Students Ben Dixon has stood at the corner of 30th street and 31st avenue for the last 14 years making sure Eugene Field students get to school safely. He’s become a staple within the Eugene Field School community. “Every day Ben... Read More

Quad Cities Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees (QCAIR) Hosts Annual Citizenship Honors Dinner

April 9th, 2023
Quad Cities Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees (QCAIR) Hosts Annual Citizenship Honors Dinner

The Quad Cities Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees (QCAIR) is hosting its annual Citizenship Honors Dinner. This event will feature five speakers who will each share their inspiring stories of immigrating to the United States. Najib Habib, Yen Dao, Niyongabire Prosper, Juan Ortiz, and Mauricio Diaz will take the stage to recount their unique experiences of adapting to a new country and culture. In addition to the captivating stories, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy food from four local Quad Cities restaurants: Taste of Ethiopia, Mantra, Tamales for Hope, and Miss Phay Café. This... Read More

New Quad Cities Latino leadership program seeks applications

April 6th, 2023
New Quad Cities Latino leadership program seeks applications

QUAD CITIES, Iowa / Illinois—Latino leaders in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas have a new resource for building their skills, knowledge, and abilities to succeed, lead, and maximize their impact on their community. This fall, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 10 in Davenport will host the first-ever cohort of the Quad Cities Regional LIDERAMOS Leadership Development Program. Part of the LIDERAMOS National Latino Leadership Alliance (NLLA) framework, the program will reach across generations and sectors with a culturally centered curriculum tailored to the needs... Read More