Sunday - August 9, 2020
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Bettendorf Public Library Commemorates 19th Amendment anniversary with live Canton Visit

August 5th, 2020

In recognition of the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Bettendorf Public Library will be hosting a historical performance on August 26th at 7:00 PM. Historian Laura F. Keyes will perform as suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton in a live virtual presentation. The performance is free thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library. Registration is required and can be made by calling the 563-344-4179 or by visiting http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/4454379. Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought for equal rights for women for over fifty years. Upon her death in... Read More

Beréskin Gallery Features Marine Life Art by Bettendorf Native

August 3rd, 2020

Bold colors and dramatic imagery swim from the paintings of Bettendorf native and marine life artist Brian Buckles. The sea life captured on canvas by Buckles reflects his fascination with these creatures – mostly sharks, but sea turtles, dolphins and sea otters as well — and his passion for raising awareness and funding for the “proper management of marine life for generations to come,” according to a statement on his website. Buckles’ paintings are featured in a new show, “Art for the Sea” at Beréskin Gallery and Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf. The opening reception... Read More

Bettendorf’s Family Museum Closing August 9-23

August 2nd, 2020

Due to a decrease in attendance and revenue since reopening in late May, the Family Museum will be closed and all staff will be furloughed August 9-23, 2020. This decision was made with guidance from the City of Bettendorf Administration and the City Finance Department. It is necessary to help ensure the future of the Museum’s programs and activities. In addition to the two week closure, vacated job positions will not be rehired. These 8 positions result in a 24% decrease in staff. Also, beginning August 9th, the Family Museum will no longer be open on Sundays. The Family Museum closed from March... Read More

Family Museum in Bettendorf Aims to Save $300K, Closes 2 Weeks in August

July 31st, 2020

The Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, will save about $300,000 by closing two weeks in August, furloughing its staff, and leaving nine open jobs unfilled, among other budget cuts. The city-owned museum – which reopened May 22 after closing nine weeks due to Covid-19 — will be closed Aug. 9-23, due to a decrease in attendance and revenue since reopening. The decision by director Kim Kidwell was made with guidance from the city of Bettendorf administration and city finance department, to help ensure the future of museum programs and activities. “Just looking at our... Read More

German American Heritage Center Presents Program On Midwifery

July 25th, 2020

Join the German American Heritage Center on Sunday, July 26th at 2pm for Midwifery In Early Scott County, a virtual program presented by Kathryn Kuntz, Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Supervisor. Mid to late 19th century brought many families to eastern Iowa and Scott County. Growing families required expertise and skill of safely bringing infants into the world. In this presentation, we will explore how midwifery, one of many occupations, was brought with German immigrants to their new homeland. Midwifery was a commonplace occupation predominantly performed by women. We will learn about... Read More

Summer Patio Series at Crawford Brew Works

July 8th, 2020

Outdoor live music in the Quad Cities is officially in full swing – and there’s no exception at Crawford Brew Works! Join Crawford Brew Works (3659 Devils Glen Road Bettendorf) for their Summer Patio Series every Saturday night from 7 – 10 p.m. In case of rain, everything will be moved inside. The show must go on! Bobby Ray Bunch will be kicking off the jams for the first outdoor concert this Saturday night. Check out the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/266146674612256/ for updates on who will be playing each week.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities... Read More

Summer Music in Motion at Family Museum

June 29th, 2020

Looking for a little summer fun for your little ones? Summer Music in Motion kicks off at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Dr. Bettendorf) this Wednesday Jul 1 at 9:15 a.m. and will continue every Wednesday morning throughout the month of July. Bring your little one and enjoy lots of music and plenty of action! Summer Music in Motion includes fun with clapping, hopping, tiptoeing, running and scooting through a variety of movements! This class is included with Family Museum general admission. Please sign up at the Welcome Desk when you arrive. For more information, please visit https://familymuseum.org/.   For... Read More

The Crooked Cactus Band Live at Tangled Wood

June 26th, 2020

The Crooked Cactus Band is back with the perfect mix of Latin & Classic Rock! Make plans to visit The Tangled Wood (3636 Tanglewood Road Bettendorf) for some delicious drinks and live music from the Crooked Cactus Band this Saturday Jun 27 from 7 – 10 p.m. Come listen to the Crooked Cactus Band’s ability to fuse Mexican and American music genres. You’ll enjoy every minute of it! For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/618832942054490/.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

Have Your Cake at The Tangled Wood

June 17th, 2020

Make plans to stop out at The Tangled Wood (3636 Tanglewood Road Bettendorf) this Saturday Jun 20 for live music from Have Your Cake! The tunes will kick-off at 7 p.m. From Have Your Cake on Facebook: “Despite Covid, We are playing this show because it is a beautiful and large outdoor venue with plenty of room.  The success of these kinds of activities is dependent on public safety.  Please be mindful that many people are at risk of being severely affected and just because you may be healthy does not mean you’re not unwittingly exposing others. The Tangled Wood has lots of outdoor seating... Read More

Family Museum Completes Installation of Luckey Climber, Opens To Public On Friday.

June 9th, 2020

After raising more than $500,000 through grants, corporate donors, private donors, and public sources; the Family Museum is ready to open the Luckey Climber presented by Genesis Birth Center to the public. On Thursday, June 11, at 5:30 pm, prior to the public opening, the Museum will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony with invited local granting organizations, Bettendorf’s Mayor Robert Gallagher, members of the City of Bettendorf City Council, and Family Museum staff. In order to practice social distancing, this ribbon cutting is not open to the public, but it will be live-streamed on Facebook. The... Read More