Friday - February 28, 2020
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Spend a Day with Olivia the Pig at Family Museum

February 6th, 2020

Put on your favorite red shirt or striped leggings and catch a Family Museum Dance Company performance inspired by Olivia the Pig! Spend ‘A Day with Olivia’ at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Drive Bettendorf) this Saturday Feb 8 from 1 – 3 p.m. See the MANY things Olivia is good at, like building sandcastles, visiting museums, and dreaming of being a STAR!  This special book will come to life through dance and an accompanying narration.  After the performance, the dancers will help guests make splatter paint art like Olivia (and Jackson Pollock), build indoor sandcastles and try... Read More

Bettendorf’s Winter Carnival Providing Fun For All!

January 29th, 2020

The City of Bettendorf hosts their 4th Annual Winter Carnival this Saturday Feb 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Activities will be set up throughout Bettendorf for the 2020 Winter Carnival. All activities are free and open to all ages! Stop by the Bettendorf Library (2950 Learning Campus Drive) for some amazing and all-inclusive fun. Enjoy activities and crafts with Nahant Marsh, The Figge, QC Yoga Foundation, Master Gardeners; snowflake crafts for every age, tin foil art, and Little Hands Site with activities for ages 5 and under. For a full schedule of events, visit http://www.bettendorflibrary.com/. The... Read More

Discover Science And You At The Family Museum

January 29th, 2020

The Family Museum is proud to present Science + You, a groundbreaking interactive children’s exhibit presented in conjunction with scientists at AbbVie, the global biopharmaceutical company.  The exhibit will be on display through April 19, 2020. Sponsored by the AbbVie Foundation, the 1,200 square-foot Science + You exhibit offers a child-sized laboratory where children can explore how scientists impact health and wellness. Through hands-on, interactive machinery, processes, and technology; Science + You demonstrates the role science plays in keeping the body healthy. A demonstration... Read More

Bett STEM Expo Provides Educational Fun For All!

January 20th, 2020

The Bett STEM Expo is an annual event featuring fun and educational science, technology, engineering, and math activities for kids. This year’s event will be Saturday Janu 25, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Bettendorf Middle School (2030 Middle Rd Bettendorf). The event is free and open to all children and their families. Some of the activities involved include hands-on experiments and displays including: A Sound Idea Absolute Science Beekeeping BHS Science Club Birds of Prey Bubbles Coding Music Experience Manufacturing Exploring the Heart Hovercrafts & Science Toys I-74 Virtual Reality Program John... Read More

Celebrate Noon Year’s Eve at Family Museum!

December 27th, 2019

The grownups get to have their New Year’s Eve fun at night!  So, the Family Museum offers kids a chance to celebrate the arrival of 2020 during the daylight hours! Noon Year’s Eve takes place Tuesday Dec 31 at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Dr. Bettendorf) from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Don’t miss the countdown to 2020 at Noon! The museum will close at 2 p.m. Festivities include firework rings, chalkboard party hats, confetti cones, face painting, music from the Myers Brothers, and a countdown to Noon with a balloon drop and lots of confetti. This event is sponsored by Ascentra Credit... Read More

Have a Jinglin’ Jammie Jam at the Family Museum!

December 11th, 2019

Put on your jammies and join the Family Museum for a cozy evening of singing and family togetherness! Jinglin’ Jammie Jam happens this Friday Dec 13 from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Dr. Bettendorf). Make a frosty jingle bracelet and be swept away to Arendelle, singing holiday favorites together with Elsa herself! This event is meant to be a small, quiet moment for your family, so the Museum galleries will be dark and turned off. Since the gallery will be closed, there is no admission charge for this event. Just take a moment during this busy time of year and spend... Read More

Feel the Magic at Family Museum’s WinterFest

December 7th, 2019

One of the most deer-ly beloved events is back at the Family Museum! WinterFest takes place from 12 – 5 p.m. this Sunday Dec 8 at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Drive Bettendorf)! Meet a real reindeer and have your picture taken with Santa! Make a variety of holiday crafts, enjoy performances by the Family Museum Dance Company (A Nutcracker “Sweet”), the Quad City Symphony Youth Choir, and other local musical groups. A $1 cash or canned food donation for the River Bend Foodbank is all you need for admission (members, too!). Cash donations are preferred as every dollar donated provides... Read More

Space Monsters Take Over Bettendorf!

October 23rd, 2019

Calling all Space Monsters! Please report to the City of Bettendorf’s Halloween Parade! The 2019 Halloween Parade, hosted by the City of Bettendorf, takes place this Saturday Oct 26 at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is: SPACE MONSTERS! The parade will begin at the intersection of 23rd Street and Middle Road, then continue onto Spruce Hills Drive. The procession will travel to 18th Street, turning left onto 18th Street, continuing to Middle Road, turning left on Middle Road, and finishing at the entrance of the Life Fitness / Splash Landing parking lot. For more information, visit https://www.bettendorf.org/.  Read More

Have Some Fall Family Fun at Wallace’s Garden Center!

October 10th, 2019

Celebrate the season with fun for the whole family at Wallace’s this weekend! Wallace’s Garden Center (2605 Devils Glen Rd. Bettendorf) is hosting their Fall Family Festival this Saturday Oct 12 and Sunday Oct 13 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission! Bring the entire family and enjoy activities like bounce houses, face painting, wiggle cars, corn box, games and so much more! Train ride tickets are $2 each. Hot dog meals, apples and more will be available for purchase. Parking can be limited throughout the day, so please plan accordingly. For more information, visit https://www.wallacesgardencenter.com/.  Read More

Quad Cities Beck and Woods Conquer The SXSW World

September 18th, 2019

In March 2018, national film writer Connie Corcoran Wilson had the opportunity to interview former Quad-Cities filmmakers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods for her blog, http://www.weeklywilson.com. Connie currently regularly contributes to QuadCities.com and has offered us the chance to run her interview with them here. Two Q-C natives, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, won over the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, this weekend as the film they wrote, “A Quiet Place,” opened the festival and wowed audiences. The duo began making films as teenagers in Bettendorf, moved on to create a number of short films... Read More

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