It’s time for some more good news again!

Every month, we take a look at some of the positive things going on around the Quad-Cities, and highlight those here on QuadCities.com and with our partner in positivity, KWQC-TV6 on “Paula Sands Live.”

Here’s a look around at the good things happening…

 

Rhythm City Make Music For March of Dimes

Rhythm City® Casino Resort hosted the March of Dimes Donate & Play every Wednesday this month to benefit the March of Dimes Iowa Chapter. This promotion invited Resort Club members the opportunity to donate to the March of Dimes Iowa Chapter and receive free slot play (up to $30). Rhythm City guests raised $21,910 dollars to help the research, education and ad advocacy for women, their pregnancy journey and for babies who need the best possible start to life!

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, Rhythm City Casino presented a check to the March of Dimes Iowa Chapter at their March for Babies event. This event was located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds Iowa Hall at 2815 Locust Street, Davenport, IA 52804.

Mo Hyder, General Manager of Rhythm City Casino Resort comments, “I am honored to present the March of Dimes Iowa Chapter with a check on behalf of our guests. Being able to be a part of the fight to educate and research for the health of all moms and babies is highly uplifting. It’s great to see the success of our Donate & Play promotions continue to grow. We have the best guests and community in Iowa!”

 

Black Box Benefitting Cancer Charity

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline is presenting “Silent Sky” by Laura Gunderson. The Thursday, May 9 performance will be a fundraiser for the Norma Leah Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Tickets may be purchased at theblackboxtheatre.com. “We are delighted to partner with the foundation, we have long been personal friends and it is our pleasure to be able to help support their work through this fundraiser,” said Black Box Theatre Co-Founder Lora Adams.  Adams is also directing the show, which tells the story of Henrietta Leavitt, who died at the age of 53 of stomach cancer after an illustrious career as an astronomer.

The Black Box Theatre is presenting Thursday performances at a discounted price of $13. “Silent Sky” is presented Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Regular ticket prices are $16.

The Black Box Theatre is a 501 (C) (3) in its third year of presenting musicals, dramas, comedies and specialty acts in the intimate 60 seat theatre located at 1623 5th Avenue, Moline.

 

Jeff’s Car Corner Gives Back To Customer

Jeff’s Car Corner, 1705 W. 4th St., Davenport, has been helping out area customers in need for a while now, and the latest person to benefit from their generosity is Sherry Oats of Davenport.

Oats, a former customer of Jeff’s, was given a 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis after being selected from a group of nominated people in need.

“Sherry has relied mostly on public transportation to get to work and run errands, and a vehicle will ease her burden,” Jeff’s ownership said. “As a cornerstone of their business philosophy, Jeff’s believes in giving back to the community because one small act can become the foundation of growth for their customers and the people of the Quad-Cities.”

 

Vote For Your Favorite Q-C Mexican Restaurant!

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, and really, in honor of everyone’s love for Mexican food, QuadCities.com is holding its first annual Big Enchilada Q-C Mexican Food Showdown!

Last week, in anticipation of Cinco de Mayo, we asked you to send us your nominations for the BEST Mexican restaurant in the Quad-Cities! We got over 300 votes on our Facebook page, and over 30 restaurants were nominated.

In the interest of narrowing the field for the final vote, we’ve come up with the top 15 votegetters, in no particular order.  Below are those 15.  Now it’s your chance to rank them and pick your favorites! Vote for your TOP THREE restaurants below, and we’ll release the results of the voting, with the percentages in order, on May 4, just in time for Cinco!

It’s nacho time to be shy, it’s time to vote for the big enchilada, so let’s stop taco-ing about it, and get to voting! Click here to go to our voting page on www.quadcities.com!

 

Ballet and Birdies

Ballet Quad Cities is once again teaming up with Birdies for Charity to raise money for the local dance troupe!

Ballet Quad Cities is an amazing arts organization that provides outstanding entertainment plus innovative and imaginative programs for people of all ages, shapes, size, and abilities.

Having a professional ballet company in any community speaks volumes about their commitment to quality of life.

When you donate through Birdies for Charity and mention Ballet Quad Cities, 100% of your donation goes to Ballet Quad Cities and the John Deere Classic matches your gift by 5-10%, allowing the ballet to receive more funds for our programing!

A “Birdie” for Ballet will sustain outstanding programs for all Quad Citizens. Make your pledge today!  Ballet Quad Cities is listed as Birdies #92.

 

7G Distributing Celebrates Earth Day With Milestone

Davenport’s 7G Distributing celebrated Earth Day with the announcement that it has recycled over eight million pounds of glass in four years.

The company teamed up with Ripple Glass of Dubuque in 2015 for its recycling efforts and since then, the two companies have turned the recycled glass into furnace-ready cullet for fiberglass insulation,  amber bottles, and more.

For more information, see https://www.7gdistributing.com/.

 

Village Theater Seeking Renovation Donations

The Village Theater in the Village of East Davenport is looking to renovate to continue its slate of fun entertainment programming, including live music and theater as well as the comedy stylings of the Village Idiots!

A group of folks from that comedy troupe are banding together to run a GoFundMe page to help out with donations to the theater’s upkeep and renovation.

To donate and for more information, check this out: https://www.gofundme.com/revamp-the-village-theater?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_postdonate_r&fbclid=IwAR0rpIXWR-j5zI4-iQvQ895711-QMOeC7jODaduFeGxEgf66lcgBVKo8LFs

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