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NFL Draft Coming To Rock Island!

January 3rd, 2019

The NFL is returning to Rock Island! Ok, well, not a team, but the draft. Sorry! Anyway, according to officials with the parks and recreation department for the city, Round 6 of the NFL draft will be held at Augustana College on April 27. Former Augustana College and NFL quarterback Ken Anderson is also said to be involved with the proceedings. Why Rock Island? One of the founding teams of the NFL in 1920, the Rock Island Independents played their games at Douglas Park. In fact, a game at Douglas Park on Sept. 26, 1920 is recognized by some NFL scholars as the first game in the history of the league.... Read More

QC Boo Bus Tour Uncovering the Scarier Side of the Quad Cities

October 18th, 2018

Grab your friends and join Illinois Paranormal Research Group and altSTATES for a paranormal van tour around the Quad Cities! QC Boo Bus: A Paranormal Tour takes place this Saturday Oct 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The tour starts in Downtown Davenport at Coworkqc (102 E 2nd St. Davenport). The tour then continues on to The Annie Wittenmeyer Complex, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Ambrose Hall at St. Ambrose University, German American Heritage Center, Augustana College and more! Hear local ghost stories and folklore, along with first-hand accounts from paranormal investigators who have actually... Read More

Frog And The Princess coming to Augustana

September 13th, 2018

The Frog and the Princess by Brandon Roberts will be presented in the Brunner Mainstage Theatre within the Brunner Theatre Center at Augustana College, 639 38th St., Rock Island at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15-16. To reserve your tickets, call the ticket office at 309-794-7306.  Read More

College Night at Quad City Botanical Center!

August 5th, 2018

Calling all Quad Cities Area college students! Classes will begin shortly, so why not enjoy a night out with friends while knocking out some of those summer cobwebs? Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Ave Rock Island) is hosting an after-hours College Night on Tuesday Aug 7 from 6-9 p.m. The main event will be an unconventional tour (this is an uncensored, adult tour so expect some raunch, puns, and plant facts that will make you blush) of the gardens led by Augie interns. You’ll also have time to enjoy some lawn games and relax outdoors before you’re stuck in the library studying again.... Read More

Big River Will Take You On An Enjoyable Journey

June 28th, 2018

Take a trip down the Mighty Mississippi with the newest production from the Mississippi Bend Players! Big River is now playing at the Brunner Theatre Center at Augustana College (3757 7th Avenue Rock Island). The show has three performances left: Friday Jun 29 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday Jun 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Jul 1 at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets for any of the remaining performances, visit https://www.mississippibendplayers.com/. Hurry, because seats are going fast! Big River’s characters, plot and themes are based on Mark Twain’s beloved novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. It proves... Read More

Symphony Youth Ensemble Unfurls Winter Concert

February 23rd, 2018

Are you looking to add a little musical magic to your weekend? The Quad City Symphony Orchestra will be hosting their Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles (QCSYEs) Winter Festival Concert this Sunday Feb 25 from 3-5:15 p.m. at Centennial Hall, Augustana College. Tickets for this event are $10 for adults and $5 for students with ID’s. Tickets can be purchased online at https://qcso.org/concerts/qcsyes-winter-festival-concert. You can expect to appreciate the most beautiful and melodic sounds from the Youth Symphony Orchestra, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Youth String Ensemble, Prelude Strings,... Read More

Season Of Light Coming To Augustana

December 9th, 2017

The Yuletide evening sky is especially rewarding, and now you and your family have a chance to learn all about it! The John Deere Planetarium at Augustana College is hosting a free planetarium show, “Season of Light”, starting this Saturday Dec 9 and going through Friday Dec 15. This one-of-a-kind holiday sky demonstration will be offered weekdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are requested. For reservations, please call (309) 794-7318 during weekday business hours. The planetarium’s doors will open 15 minutes before each show. Those who... Read More

Zombie Prom Shambling Into Augie’s Brunner Theater

July 7th, 2017

A new Quad Cities-based theatre company, the Mississippi Bend Players, is kicking off their three summer-stock presentations at Augustana College’s Brunner Theatre Center with “Zombie Prom” this weekend! “Zombie Prom” is a 1950s horror comic book brought to life as a musical comedy by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe. This campy, rollicking romp takes the audience through America’s Atomic Age and the Golden Age of horror comic books. This production will be performed on July 8-9, July 14-16 on Brunner Main Stage at Brunner Theatre Center, located at 3750 7th Avenue Rock Island. Ticket... Read More

Royal Ball Run For Autism Raising Awareness

June 22nd, 2017

There are 1 in 68 children diagnosed with autism each year. And thanks to local organizations, such as the Royal Ball Run for Autism, increasing awareness and support in our area is possible. The Royal Ball Run for Autism has donated more than $100,000 to local autism programs, including the Quad Cities Autism Center and the Augustana College Speech and Language Therapy program. And now they need your help to raise even more! On Friday June 23, the Royal Ball for all the Prince and Princesses will be held from 5-8 p.m. at the Camden Centre (2701 1st Street E Milan).  They will have bounce houses,... Read More

Lundahl Paintings On Exhibit In Historic Building

June 12th, 2017

Augustana College has loaned seven of its works by the painter Frank Lundahl to the Safety Building in Rock Island. This loan was coordinated by the Doris and Victor Day Foundation located in that same building, built 1907-1908. The case where the recently installed works are on display has sat empty for years. Dave Geenen, executive director at the foundation, said he believes “that art needs to be brought to the people and made accessible to all.” Geenen’s hope is that, “people will know that we have lots of history, talent and innovation in the Quad Cities and will celebrate our past... Read More