Friday - November 22, 2019
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Local Union 25 ‘Bags’ Up Great Times To Help Veterans

November 12th, 2019

Family fun and philanthropy were “in the bag” as Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 25 sponsored its third annual Veteran’s Bags Tournament in support of the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. On Saturday, November 9, the union headquarters in Rock Island opened its doors to the community as people of all ages enjoyed the relaxed fun of the popular backyard picnic game of competing to toss beanbags into remote targets. In addition to the competition, there was food, drinks, games, a silent raffle, an online raffle and tickets for other prizes that spilled across three long tables. But the... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Hosting Books For Kids Trivia Night

October 29th, 2019

The Rock Island Public Library Foundation and the Lorene Evans Watts Fund for Children’s Materials will host the “Books for Kids” Trivia Night on Friday. November 1, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island. Donation to play is $10 per person. Participants can increase their chances to win by purchasing mulligan and doubler round stickers or bidding to win answers for a round from the night’s celebrity genius. Snacks are welcome and a cash bar will be available from the Botanical Center. All beverages must be purchased from the... Read More

Beauty And The Beast Kicking Off Junior Theater Season

October 11th, 2019

Junior Theater is ready to kick off its latest season with “Beauty and the Beast,” at its 2822 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, location. After five years as a DJT stage manager, Valerie Moore takes the director’s chair to lead the production. “What I love most about DJT is the safe space that it creates for students,” said Moore. “No matter what is happening at school, or at home, or online, when they are here they are welcomed with open arms. All we ask is that they try and be themselves.” Beauty and the Beast involves 30 students from 9 different area cities and towns in the... Read More

Library Events Provide Free Fun and Learning during RI/Milan School Break

October 8th, 2019

Families staying in town during the two-week Rock Island/Milan school break will find fun and learning at the Rock Island Public Library. In scheduled events for all ages, the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, will host a Family Bingo Night where participants will play for candy. The free event is Thursday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Community Room. All ages are welcome, and children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. To sign up, visit the library website or call 309-732-7360.   Other events at the Downtown Library include “Petite... Read More

Michelle Hargrave New Director At Figge Art Museum

October 5th, 2019

After an extensive nationwide search, The Figge Art Museum is pleased to announce that Michelle Hargrave will become Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the museum effective December 9, 2019. A museum professional with two decades of experience, Hargrave currently serves as the Deputy Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT. “Her extensive background growing cultural institutions will serve her well as she continues the growth and success of the Figge,” said Ken Koupal, President of the Figge Board of Trustees.  “Her experience and leadership... Read More

Praise On The River Shining On Sunday

August 28th, 2019

Praise the Lord! The 2019 Festival of Praise is almost here! Praise on the River 2019 is going to bigger and better than ever in 2019! The event is teaming up with 15 partnering area churches to put on an amazing worship event for the Quad Cities on Sunday, Sept. 1 from 4-7pm at Le Claire Park in Davenport. Organizer Kathryn Bohn says, “As always, this is a family event! We’ll have games, bounce houses, face-painting, food trucks, live music, and FREE Admission! Please mark your calendars, tell your friends, and join us in uniting with the community as one Church! “From the... Read More

August Library Events Offer Great Adult Options

August 13th, 2019

While the kids are back in school, the Rock Island Public Library has some great options to help keep adults of all ages keep learning their whole lives. Among other options, adults can learn about the Army history of the World War II battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The free talk is presented by a historian with the Army Sustainment Command (ACS) at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 14 at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Also on Wednesday, August 14, the library’s genealogy series for online research continues with a video presentation by genealogist James Tanner on “Making... Read More

Want To Trace Your Family Tree?

July 23rd, 2019

If you’re interested in learning more about the story of you, trace your way to the Rock Island Public Library’s five-part online genealogy series. The series of programs kick off Wednesday, July 24, and lead up to a special presentation in late September on DNA testing for ancestry. The genealogy series offers insights on using library resources and online sites to get the best results from an online genealogy search. Each program starts at 6:00 pm at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, on the following dates: ·         Wednesday, July 24: Making the Most... Read More

Rock Island County Fair Kicks Off Today With Free Family Day!

July 16th, 2019

Forget lazy summer days — imagine a day full of action and excitement! Mutton Bustin’ competitions. Kiddie tractor pulls. Old West comedy shows. Best-in-class livestock. All capped off with a spectacular fireworks display in the evening. Did we mention it’s all FREE? The 2019 Rock Island County Fair is kicking off its 150th celebration on Tuesday, July 16, with Free Family Day! All fairgoers will receive free gate admission on opening day, and the first 1,000 kids will get a free Frisbee. And is a proud sponsor of the Fair! Activities throughout the day are geared toward kids... Read More

Rock Island County Fair Full Of Family-Friendly Fun!

June 25th, 2019

As the summer sun rises and the luscious scent of funnel cakes fills the air, it’s Rock Island County Fair time again! The fair takes place July 16-20, 2019 at the fairgrounds at 4200 Archer Drive, East Moline. The fair once again combines fantastic family fun, with great fair food and plenty of entertainment and attractions, and this year, we at are very proud to be a sponsor of the fair! For more information, call (309) 796-1620 or see, and for a detailed look at the fair, read on! The fair schedule is as follows:   Monday, July 15 8:00 a.m.:       ... Read More