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WQPT Features Local Children In PBS Kids Commercial

August 3rd, 2020

Along with the usual characters like Thomas the Train Engine, Elmo and Blue, you might see some familiar faces on PBS Kids. Local PBS station WQPT has debuted a new commercial playing between shows (technically called an interstitial) featuring a number of Quad-Cities kids doing a variety of activities during the past few weeks of coronavirus quarantine. “The idea for the spot came watching my neighbors’ sons riding their bikes on our frontage road,” said Lora Adams of WQPT. “They’re the only kids around and I saw them making their own fun as they played on their own.” With the commercial,... Read More

Fairytale STEM on Facebook Live

June 29th, 2020

Just because school is out, that doesn’t mean the fun and learning has to end! Throughout the month of July, the Davenport Public Library will be hosting Fairytale STEM on Facebook Live. The fun kicks off this Thursday Jul 2 from 2 – 2:30 p.m. and will continue every Thursday afternoon throughout the month of July. Every week, the DPL will read a different fairytale and then help your child(ren) complete a related STEM project on Facebook live. Supplies will be provided and can be picked up at the Eastern Avenue Branch Library (6000 Eastern Ave. Davenport). This program is best suited for children... Read More

Get Nervous With Neal Smith’s Original Music Concert Monday On Facebook

June 28th, 2020

Are you NERVOUS? Well, maybe you should be if you think you might miss Nervous Neal Smith’s live stream featuring his original music! Monday the 29th at 8 p.m. Central time, Smith will be presenting a Facebook live stream consisting entirely of original music. Included in the mix will be songs recently licensed for use by NBC Sports, The Science Channel, TruTV, and Telemundo. Smith is best known for his work with a variety of acts around the Quad-Cities, including the Kabalas and Metrolites, as well as his own bands. “If you don’t think the music will entertain you, watching... Read More

Discovery at Home

May 18th, 2020

Join the Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center on Facebook every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. for a fun, nifty, uplifting idea you can try and talk about at home with your children and family. As we all stay home and stay safe, let’s stay connected in the great way that Discovery Center friends do! Watch for Discovery Center volunteers sharing their inspiration with you through videos and posts. And please — post back!  Share your photos, videos and comments about the things we are trying together.  Pass on other cool ideas so we can all keep the Discoveries happening... Read More

#Graduation2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020

May 13th, 2020

When schools were shut down recently, many students found themselves saying goodbye to the idea of in-person gatherings, extracurricular activities and what they knew as a ‘normal’ end to their school year, all together. But some of those students were saying goodbye to graduation ceremonies, diploma handoffs and parties they’ve waited their entire lives for. For the past four years, these young adults have worked towards one special day. Graduation. The Class of 2020 will go down in history as one of the most adaptable graduating classes of our time. They are experiencing one of life’s... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 10th: Drive-Bys, Derbies, Dancing and MORE!

May 10th, 2020

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

The Virtual Catalyst Awards and On-Line Auction

April 22nd, 2020

The Arc of the Quad Cities Area is igniting a passion for inclusion at the Virtual Catalyst Awards & On-Line Auction. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Arc of the Quad Cities is turning the Catalyst Awards event into an online, virtual event. Although this may seem a very creative solution to a modern problem, this isn’t the first time that The Arc has had a virtual event. In fact, The Arc had a Phantom Ball in the 1960s where no refreshments were served, no music was heard, and no drinks were poured. The invitation asked attendees to an evening “in your own home,” or on Cloud 9.... Read More

Mercado Virtual Storytime with Rosi

April 22nd, 2020

Mercado on Fifth misses their Mercado Familia and has been thinking of ways to connect with all of them virtually! One way they have found to achieve this, is by creating a series of events online until everyone can be together again. Enjoy cooking videos, live music and more story-times! Experience “Story Time With Rosi” this Friday Apr 24 at 2 p.m. on Facebook. Rosalva Portillo will share favorite children’s books, in Spanish and English. Rosalva, a Quad Cities native, is the principal at Lincoln Irving Elementary School, one of the few dual language schools in the Quad Cities.... Read More

Little Rock and Gem Shop Goes Online

April 21st, 2020

Has spending more time at home given you the desire to shop for some new additions to your home décor? While the Little Rock and Gem Shop (3002 Brady Street Davenport) is currently closed for in-store shopping, they are now providing Live Shows online! Customers, new and old, are now provided with the opportunity to access and purchase items they love from the safety of home! The shop offers a wide variety of stones, jewelry, beads, and fossils to try to meet the needs of a variety of rock interests including lapidary, jewelry making, metaphysical, and rock hounders alike. Live shows will be broadcasted... Read More

Davenport Public Library Goes Virtual with Little Makers at Home

April 15th, 2020

Looking for the cure for late afternoon boredom? Then join the Davenport Public Library on Facebook Live with Little Makers at Home! The popular Little Makers program has gone virtual and will now take place on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. on the Davenport Public Library’s Facebook page. Join Miss Christie for simple crafts you can make with things you probably already have around the house! Let’s get creative!   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

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