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9th Annual Fall Belgian Fest

September 18th, 2022
9th Annual Fall Belgian Fest

The area’s biggest and best celebration of Belgian heritage is back in the Quad Cities! Take a trip to the heart of Moline Illinois, for some Olde Towne Flemish fun this weekend at the Fall Belgian Fest! The 9th Annual Fall Belgian Fest returns to Stephens Park (7th Street and 15th Avenue Moline) TODAY, Sunday Sep 18 from 12 – 4 p.m. Admission is free to all! The Fall Belgian Fest, formerly known as the Fall Flemish Fest, is sponsored and organized by the Center for Belgian Culture. Bill Cornelis, President of CBC and organizer of the Fall Belgian Fest shares, “Many of the Belgian Community... Read More

Iowa’s East Village Hosting Farm Days Providing Fun For The Family

August 26th, 2022
Iowa's East Village Hosting Farm Days Providing Fun For The Family

Looking for some free family-fun this weekend? Then look no further than Farm Days in the Village! Farm Days in the Village is happening this Saturday Aug 27 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday Aug 28 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Village of East Davenport (2302 East 11th Street Davenport)! This FREE family-friendly event includes a petting zoo, Gator raffle, pedal tractors, tractor ride around, wagon rides, entertainment, Dynamometer, magician/balloon animals and more! For more information, visit http://www.villageofeastdavenport.com/Farm_Days_In_The_Village.php or the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/600893026922705/. Fun... Read More

Floatzilla 2022 Floating Into Iowa On The Mississippi This Weekend

August 19th, 2022
Floatzilla 2022 Floating Into Iowa On The Mississippi This Weekend

Take part in the largest paddle on the Mississippi! Floatzilla 2020 will happen this Saturday Aug 20. Experience the Mississippi River free of commercial barge traffic. All paddle crafts are welcome to participate, but only kayaks and canoes are allowed in Lock 15. This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic some aspects of Floatzilla have been altered. The most popular launch sites at Leach Park, Bass Street YMCA, and the Lindsay Park Yacht Club will have registrations limited to 400 paddlers, their launch windows are being expanded to four hours, and they will be assigning half hour launch windows... Read More

Wine Walk with Friends in the Village of East Davenport

August 19th, 2022
Wine Walk with Friends in the Village of East Davenport

Wine sampling events are always fun, but when you are partaking to help raise funds for a good cause they always seem to feel even better! Gilda’s Club and the Village of East Davenport are hosting their annual Wine Walk this Saturday Aug 20 from 3-6 p.m. A $25 donation to Gilda’s Club will result in a commemorative wine glass and a wristband to participate in an East Village-wide wine tasting! Visit participating businesses throughout the Village to enjoy a 1 oz. sample of wine. Local, domestic and imported wines will be offered as well as samples from the local Homebrew community. Multiple... Read More

Lobo’s Salsa Spices Up The Redstone Room Saturday Night

February 18th, 2022
Lobo’s Salsa Spices Up The Redstone Room Saturday Night

Looking to spice things up a bit this Saturday night? Lobo’s Salsa Night featuring Ed East Latin Jazz Quartet and Sonora Sazon de Antano heats up The Redstone Room at River Music Experience (129 N Main St Davenport) this Saturday Feb 19. Doors open at 7 p.m. The party begins promptly at 8 p.m. and goes until 10:30 p.m. Must be 19+ or accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door and Reserved Tables are available for $50. Both can be purchased on Eventbrite. This evening will be filled with energy, great rhythms and good times! The air will be filled with sounds of Salsa,... Read More

Get into the holiday spirit with a full belly and warm heart this Saturday morning

December 3rd, 2021
Get into the holiday spirit with a full belly and warm heart this Saturday morning

The Center for Belgian Culture will be hosting their monthly Belgian Waffle Breakfast this Saturday December 4 from 8 – 11:00 a.m. (or until the batter runs out) at the Friend Circle Club, 701 18th Avenue Moline. For only $7 you will receive one large malty Belgian Waffle (Catherine Van Hecke’s secret recipe), two massive juicy sausages and your choice of orange juice or coffee. Take advantage of the amazing toppings, as well. Whether you’re craving syrup, whipped cream, powdered sugar, cherries, peaches or blueberries- you won’t leave unsatisfied! You can even add extra waffles or sausages... Read More

8th Annual Fall Belgian Fest Back On Sunday And Better Than Ever!

September 18th, 2021
8th Annual Fall Belgian Fest Back On Sunday And Better Than Ever!

After having to take a hiatus in 2020, the area’s biggest and best celebration of Belgian heritage is back in the Quad Cities! Take a trip to the heart of Moline Illinois, for some Flemish fun this weekend at the Fall Belgian Fest! The 8th Annual Fall Belgian Fest returns to Stephens Park (7th Street and 15th Avenue Moline) this Sunday Sep 19 from 12 – 4 p.m. Admission is free to all! The Fall Belgian Fest, formerly known as the Fall Flemish Fest, is sponsored and organized by the Center for Belgian Culture. Bill Cornelis, President of CBC and organizer of the Fall Belgian Fest shares, “Many... Read More

Are You Ready For The Fall Belgian Fest??? Sunday In Moline’s Stephens Park, It Returns!

September 17th, 2021
Are You Ready For The Fall Belgian Fest??? Sunday In Moline's Stephens Park, It Returns!

The 8th Annual Fall Belgian Fest returns to Stephens Park (7th Street and 15th Avenue Moline) this Sunday Sep 19 from 12 – 4 p.m. Admission is free to all! The Fall Belgian Fest, formerly known as the Fall Flemish Fest, is sponsored and organized by the Center for Belgian Culture. Bill Cornelis, President of CBC and organizer of the Fall Belgian Fest shares, “Many of the Belgian Community came to Moline, after World War II to begin a new life.  They came here with nothing but a dream.  They didn’t ask for much.  They only asked for an opportunity to work hard, raise a family, and thank... Read More

Bisbee Named COEHS Recruitment, Retention, and Student Success Officer For Western Illinois

May 8th, 2021
Bisbee Named COEHS Recruitment, Retention, and Student Success Officer For Western Illinois

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – The Western Illinois University College of Education and Human Services has named Jill Bisbee as Recruitment, Retention, and Student Success Officer, as part of her role as a Field Placement Specialist for Counselor Education and College Student Personnel. Bisbee will serve approximately 3,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from all programs and departments to enhance, coordinate and implement the COEHS’ Strategic plan for Recruitment, Retention and Student Success. “This new role is in pursuance of President [Guiyou] Huang’s Three... Read More

Western Illinois University Infant & Preschool Center Receives Silver Circle of Quality Renewal

May 7th, 2021
Western Illinois University Infant & Preschool Center Receives Silver Circle of Quality Renewal

Western Illinois University’s Infant and Preschool Center’s Silver Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois has been renewed for three additional years. The center first received the designation in 2018 as part of the State of Illinois’ new quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development providers. “Every early learning and development provider who participates in ExceleRate Illinois makes quality a priority,” said Cynthia L. Tate, executive director for the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development. ExceleRate... Read More