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Library Events Provide Free Fun and Learning during RI/Milan School Break

October 8th, 2019

Families staying in town during the two-week Rock Island/Milan school break will find fun and learning at the Rock Island Public Library. In scheduled events for all ages, the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, will host a Family Bingo Night where participants will play for candy. The free event is Thursday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Community Room. All ages are welcome, and children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. To sign up, visit the library website or call 309-732-7360.   Other events at the Downtown Library include “Petite... Read More

I’m Not Sayin’ It’s Aliens, But… Another UFO Seen Over Davenport

April 3rd, 2019

Paging Fox Mulder! According to the National UFO Reporting Center, www.nuforc.org, the Quad-Cities has been hit with some more UFO activity, in Davenport. As previously reported on QuadCities.com, there have been three previous sightings over the past seven months, the most recent being a large object with green lights moving slowly over the river from the Iowa side to the Illinois side and into Rock Island last fall, as reported here: Another UFO Over The Quad-Cities? The latest sighting was reported March 16 and posted to www.nuforc.org on March 21. It reads as follows: 3/16/2019 05:00 (Entered... Read More

Explore A Whole New Wanderland With Lindsey Stirling at TaxSlayer Center

December 3rd, 2018

What happens when you combine high-energy choreographed dance routines, electronic music and a violin? One of the best live concerts you’ll ever encounter in your life. Lindsey Stirling, violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer brings her magical Wanderland Tour to the TaxSlayer Center (1201 River Dr. Moline) this Thursday Dec 6 at 8 p.m. Fans are sure to hear selections from Stirling’s holiday album, Warmer in the Winter, which received a re-release this fall. This new deluxe edition features three new classic holiday tracks–“I Wonder as I Wander,” “We... Read More

Jazz Up Your Holiday Season with The Happy Elf

December 3rd, 2018

Whether you’re a fan of Christmas spirit, jazz music or Harry Connick Jr., you won’t want to miss the next production at The Spotlight Theatre! The Happy Elf hits The Spotlight Theatre (1800 7th Ave. Moline) this Thursday Dec 6 at 7:30 p.m., Friday Dec 7 at 7:30, Saturday Dec 8 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Dec 9 at 2 p.m. A new musical comedy by the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist, Harry Connick, Jr.’s The Happy Elf tells the tale of Eubie the Elf, a lovable fellow who wants to spread Christmas joy throughout the town of Bluesville. Hoping to... Read More

Cirque Musica Presents Wonderland Coming to TaxSlayer Center

December 2nd, 2018

Don’t miss this perfect opportunity for the entire family to experience great holiday music, LIVE, while enjoying an edge of your seat circus experience. Cirque Musica Holiday Presents Wonderland, with special guest Sarah Darling, takes place this Tuesday Dec 4 at the TaxSlayer Center (1201 River Drive Moline) at 7 p.m. Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland is a fun-filled concert experience for the whole family featuring the talented cast of Cirque Musica accompanied by holiday songs performed by a live symphony orchestra Audiences will journey into a visual world of “Wonderland” with... Read More

Some Like It Hot: Local Union 25 Give Glass Studio A Clear Future

November 29th, 2018

It’s clear as glass that Local Union 25 has made a white-hot impact on one of the most unique art spots in the Quad-Cities, Hot Glass. The gallery at 104 Western Davenport, in the Davenport Printing Company building, will be celebrating its renovation and expansion with a grand re-opening featuring renowned glass artists John Miller and Alex Stisser from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and a look around its amazing studio gives area art fans a mirror into the craftsmanship of the union workers that made this renewal a reality. “We’re just stunned and so grateful to all the folks from Local... Read More

Number One In The State? QC Rush Wins East Moline Tourney Against Top U12 Teams

September 3rd, 2018

They never gave up, they never gave in, and they emerged champions. The QC Rush U11 team had a tough road to travel during the East Moline Labor Day Soccer Tournament. The undefeated (7-0-1) Rush, ranked #4 in Illinois according to the last GotSoccer ratings going into the tournament, were not only playing up against U12 teams, but they had the hardest draw in the tournament, playing against two, and ultimately three, of the top ten U12 teams in the state to get to the finals, and to win the gold. But the Rush, in their inaugural season, has proven that they never back down from challenges. Their... Read More

Have Good Memories Of Blue Cat? Want Your Favorite Menu Items To Stick Around?

August 30th, 2018

Since opening in 1994, Blue Cat Brew Pub has been one of the favorite hangouts, restaurants and brew pubs for thousands of Quad-Citians, and been the spot for many great memories. As we near the Blue Cat’s closing date of Aug. 31, we’re asking you to share your favorite Blue Cat memories and menu items with us! Please feel free to email your favorite memories to Sean@QuadCities.com. This will be for an upcoming story about the Blue Cat, its customers and people’s favorite memories of the local hot spot. Also, please email your favorite Blue Cat menu items and beers to us as well at Sean@QuadCities.com.... Read More

An Enchanted Fairy Frolic at Quad City Botanical Center

August 18th, 2018

Mother and daughters connect with their inner fairies (or trolls) at this magical event! The Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Ave Rock Island) is hosting a Mother & Daughter Fairy Frolic this Sunday Aug 19 from 1-3 p.m. Dress up as your favorite fairy, troll or magical creature and explore the enchanted gardens. There will be a fairy seek and find in the gardens, magical crafts, a photo booth and much more! The cost to attend is only $10 per person in advance, or $15 per person at the door. There is a discount for QCBC members! Purchase your tickets online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/rockislandparksandrec/Activity_Search/2891. Don’t... Read More

August Artists Market Blooming Sunday At Skeleton Key

August 11th, 2018

The August installment of the Rock Island Artists’ Market is being held this Sunday, August 10 from 12-4 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques at 520 18th Street, Rock Island. The Rock Island Artists’ Market will repeat on the second Sunday of each month, through October. Shoppers can expect to find a variety of art, local produce, handcrafted goods and more, all sold by the artists, creators and growers. The August market has over 40 registered vendors, and will feature food by Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Bar and Grill, and live music by Roger Carlson. Additionally at this month’s... Read More

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