Tuesday - November 24, 2020
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois

Quad-Cities Soars To Sixth Worst Covid Hot Spot In The United States

November 17th, 2020

The Quad-Cities has rocketed up to SIXTH among the top 10 worst covid outbreak spots in the nation, according to data from the CDC, the New York Times reported today. According to the data, the Illinois/Iowa Quad-Cities is now inside the top ten most rapidly spiking hot spots nationwide for a second week in a row, roaring from number 13 to number 7 to number 6 in just two weeks. The rising number of Quad-Cities covid-19 cases have put it consistently among in the top 10 worst covid hot spots in the United States over the past month, with other Iowa communities in the top 10. Iowa continues to be... Read More

BREAKING: New Covid Rules Strike Iowa At Midnight: All Sports, Bars, Gatherings Impacted, Many Canceled

November 16th, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds just announced sweeping new rules to mitigate the spread of covid-19 in Iowa taking place at midnight which will impact all state bars and gathering places, eliminate all sporting events under high school age, and severely limit the number of people able to gather together. In a press conference shortly after 6 p.m. tonight, Reynolds said that starting at midnight tonight, the following mitigation rules will be in effect: When in an indoor public space and unable to socially distance, masks are required to be worn by all, and masks will be required to be... Read More

Explore ‘Davenport’s Darker Side’ At German American Heritage Center

October 24th, 2020

Join the German American Heritage Center & Museum online on Sunday Oct 25 at 2 p.m. for “Haunted History: Davenport’s Darker Side,” presented by GAHC staff live on Zoom. This presentation will include local ghost stories, mysteries, murders, and more! RSVP and receive a link by reserving a ticket on Eventbrite.com or calling (563) 322-8844. This event is free. Donations are always appreciated. Stay tuned to QuadCities.com, your site for fun, free, local entertainment for upcoming events in our weekly column, FUN10, every Sunday! #Fun10QC  Read More

Quad City Botanical Center Hosting Not-So-Scary Halloween Walk

October 21st, 2020

The Quad City Botanical Center is hosting NOT SO SCARY HALLOWEEN WALK on FRIDAY NIGHTS 10.23 and 10.30 at 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PMTickets MUST be purchased in advance due to limited capacity. Details at qcgardens.com.Dress up your little ghosts and goblins for our annual Not So Scary Halloween Walk. Bring your flashlights and explore the nooks and crannies of the Sun Garden to search for spiders, bats, jack-o-lanterns and toads as you wander down the darkened pathways. Get a glimpse of the Halloween train in our popular train garden. It’s not so scary in our gardens, making this event... Read More

Family Museum Presenting ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Drive-In Movie

October 14th, 2020

Families are invited to the Family Museum parking lot on Saturday, October 17 to enjoy the movie Hotel Transylvania as part of a Drive-In Movie Event presented by the City of Bettendorf Parks and Recreation and the Family Museum and sponsored by the Friends of Bettendorf Parks Foundation. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the movie will start at 7:30 pm. Admission is $20 per car if registered before the day of the event. Admission is $35 per car on the day of the event if spots are still available. Participants can register at familymuseum.org/movie. Each car will receive three parking spots: one to park... Read More

Davenport Public Library Presents Reading Challenges for Every Age!

October 7th, 2020

Looking for a fun way to up your reading game? The Davenport Public Library is here to help with Beanstack, the world’s easiest way to keep track of all the books you read, and participate in the Library’s reading challenges! Simply go to davenportlibrary.beanstack.com and create an account or download the Beanstack App to unlock countless challenges. Hallow-Read All Ages “It’s spooky season! Summon your favorite books and experience Halloween festivities for the family by reading and completing activities.” Master of Minutes All Ages Can you become a Master of Minutes? It’s... Read More

Quad City Botanical Center Hosting Pumpkin Extravaganza All Month!

October 3rd, 2020

The Quad City Botanical Center is hosting Pumpkin Extravaganza, a full month of events and programming. Here’s what’s on the slate: SCARECROW BUILDING 10.4.20 SUNDAY, 1-3 PM Bring a bag of old clothes, hats and accessories to donate to the garden to create a scarecrow for our fall display. RSVP for a time slot online. Free with paid admission. PAW-SOME HALLOWEEN 10.11.20 SUNDAY, 1-3 PM Dress up your pup, enjoy the gardens and visit vendors. RSVP for a time slot online. Free admission with donation of dog or cat food, treats, unstuffed toy or cash for local shelters. Enter the Paw-some... Read More

Families Invited To Paint The Lot At The Family Museum This Weekend

October 2nd, 2020

Families of all artistic abilities are invited to “Paint the Lot” at the Family Museum on Saturday, October 3. The event will run 7:30 am – 3:30 pm. Cost is $50 per parking spot and participants must be registered prior to event. All proceeds will go to the Family Museum Foundation. The Museum held its first Paint the Lot event in 2017 as a fundraiser for its 20th anniversary. Families painted original designs that have withstood many Iowa winters and summers. The Museum staff decided to bring back the event since it lends itself well to social distancing – the event is outside and the... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library Offers Craft Days With Fall Flair

September 23rd, 2020

Decorating your home for Halloween won’t be a problem with the help of the Bettendorf Public Library. Starting on September 24th, take home kits designed for people ages 16 through adults will available for pick up at the library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf while supplies last. This month’s Take Home Workshop features pompom eyeball garlands. The kit contains supplies needed to follow along on the Bettendorf Public Library’s Take Home Workshop YouTube playlist and is free thanks the support of the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library. The Bettendorf Public Library... Read More

Davenport Library, Putnam Want Your Pandemic Reflections

September 14th, 2020

With a confluence of crises happening simultaneously, it’s obvious that we’re living through some very historic times. The Davenport Public Library and Putnam Museum & Science Center want you to be part of that history as it’s collected, by submitting your personal, written impressions, documents, photos and/or video about life in the Quad-Cities during the Covid-19 era. Both Davenport institutions are collecting individual or group reflections about how life has changed since the pandemic began early this year. With this collection, present and future generations of Quad Citizens will... Read More