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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 QuadCities.com 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 QuadCities.com are very proud to be a sponsor of the fair! For more information, call (309) 796-1620 or see www.rockislandfair.org, 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

Happy Joes Benefits Area Youth With Golf Outing

June 16th, 2019

Happy Joe’s isn’t just serving up tasty pizza to area families, they’re serving the community. The Happy Joe’s Kids Foundation is dedicated to benefiting and improving the lives of children with special needs and their families and along those lines, last Sunday, June 9, they held the Happy Joe’s golf outing at Fyre Lake Golf Club in Sherrard, Illinois.  Cost was $100 per player and registration included green fees, a shared cart, a boxed lunch including two (2) drink tickets, and following golf an off-site social at TBK Sports Complex in Bettendorf, IA.  The format... Read More

Get A Great View Of The New I-74 Bridge At Rock Island Public Library

June 16th, 2019

Gain a whole new view of the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project, thanks to virtual reality technology available at the Rock Island Public Library. The I-74 Bridge Virtual Reality experience will be available for viewing at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, from now through September 27. The virtual reality program allows participants to explore the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in a unique way, thanks to 360-degree animation from the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) and technology partners from the Iowa State University Institute for Transportation and Virtual Reality... Read More

Rock Island Library Offers A Universe Of Free Events This Summer

May 23rd, 2019

The Rock Island Library’s Universe of Stories programming and reading challenges launch June 1 at all Rock Island Libraries and online. People of all ages can stay busy exploring new worlds of learning this summer, with weekly art, science, math, summer reading challenges, reading challenges, and a whole galaxy of free events at the Rock Island Public Library.   Registration is open now for weekly programs offered on Monday and Tuesdays for kids in Kindergarten through Sixth grades. STEAMAZING Mondays, Carle’s Creators, Art is Universal, and Blast Off Math all start the week of... Read More

Looking For Cool Stuff To Do With The Kids Over Spring Break?

March 6th, 2019

The Rock Island/Milan School Break may be one week shorter than usual, but there are still plenty of things for kids, families and adults to do at Rock Island Libraries. Checking out a culture pass to the Putnam Museum, Figge Art Museum, German-American Heritage Center or the Quad City Botanical Center is one option for a no-cost family getaway. The library also checks out family games and learning puzzles at its Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, and a collection of video game titles at all locations. Library visitors will also find a wide range of books, music, and movies, in both physical and... Read More

NOON YEAR’S EVE at Family Museum!

January 1st, 2019

Hundreds of parents and kids packed into the Family Museum of their annual NOON YEAR’S EVE celebration! Kids were treated to a number of fun activities, including live music, a balloon drop at noon and more! QC Scene was on the scene to take pics of some of the happy revelers!  Read More

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