Friday - February 21, 2020
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Sweet! Chocolate Experience A Treat At Quad City Botanical Center

February 20th, 2020

Attention chocolate lovers, and those who love them: The Quad City Botanical Center is hosting Chocolate Experience, a family-friendly event for all ages from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  March 15! Local chocolatiers and sweet treat shops will be offering free samples of their tasty creations and have products for guests to purchase and take home to enjoy after Chocolate Experience or give as gifts for Easter or Mother’s Day. Non-edible chocolate items will also be for sale at the event. During the Chocolate Experience guests can enjoy the indoor and outdoor gardens at no additional charge and activities... Read More

Junior Theater’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ Drops This Weekend

February 16th, 2020

Davenport Junior Theatre (DJT) continues its 68th season of theatre “for kids, by kids’  this weekend and next with the Wizard of Oz on the mainstage. Showtimes are at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. “We last mounted the show in 2011,” said Daniel Sheridan, Artistic Director.  “Our Mainstage Company is far more dynamic now, with more resources and more students to help tell this amazing story.  In terms of cast, this is the largest show in DJT’s history.” Wizard of Oz involves over 50 students from 9 different area cities and towns in the QC. The kids, who range in age from... Read More

WQPT Roaring Up Patriot Derby Challenge At Western Illinois University Saturday

February 14th, 2020

WQPT, PBS for the Quad Cities Region and the QC VET Center will host the 3rd Annual Patriot Derby Challenge on Saturday, February 15th at Western Illinois University – Quad Cities Campus (3300 River Drive, Moline). This unique pinewood derby race allows military veterans to race their service-themed pinewood derby cars against cars that scouts have built in a friendly competition that encourages interaction between the men and women who have served our country, and children who have benefited from their service. The event is FREE and open to the public. Any Scout (i.e., Cub Scout, Boy Scout,... Read More

Quad-Cities Restaurant Week Kicks Off With Puck Visit

February 12th, 2020

Quad Cities Restaurant Week celebrates its eighth year for delighting diners during this local culinary celebration on February 24-March 1, 2020, organized by Visit Quad Cities.  Visit and discover 40 Quad Cities’ eateries and their featured specials for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. “Restaurant Week is an opportunity to promote our local QC culinary experience,” said Dave Herrell, President and CEO, Visit Quad Cities.  “Restaurants are vitally important to the Quad Cities regional destination and the more we support them the better.  We are also fired up about... Read More

What’s The Good News For February?

February 12th, 2020

Valentine’s Day is this week, and we at are giving you our own gift from the heart with the most and best positive news about the Quad-Cities! So, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” every month we give you What’s The Good News? A column here on our site written by yours truly, and an on-air segment presented again by your truly on Paula’s show every month. It showcases some of the great things going on in our community, including some great opportunities for young writers in the Quad-Cities! So, what’s the good news for February 2020?... Read More

Rhythm City Brings Balloon Fest To Quad-Cities

February 10th, 2020

The Quad-Cities Hot Air Balloon Festival and Rhythm City® Casino Resort are proud to bring you the 2020 festival in a new, unique location. This year’s event will be hosted onsite at Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, IA on Friday, August 14 through Saturday, August 15. Gates open at 4 PM daily. Admission is free but donation items or cash are appreciated and will benefit the Quad City Animal Welfare Center. A list of items of need can be found online at Attendees can expect to view the balloon launch at 6 PM each day with tethered balloon rides post launch for $15 per rider, free balloon... Read More

Jurassic Quest Roaring Into QCCA Expo Center

February 10th, 2020

Like dinosaurs? You’re not going to want to miss this show or you’ll be BRONTA-saur you did! Jurassic Quest is stomping into the QCCA Expo Center April 17-19. Show times are Friday 3 pm – 8 pm, Saturday 9 am – 8 pm and Sunday 9 am – 7 pm Featuring more rides, activities, & dinosaurs than ever before, new attractions include even more LIFE-SIZE, SKYSCRAPING DINOSAURS, now totaling OVER 100 DINOSAURS, NEW, HUGE WALKING DINOSAUR RIDES, a LIFE-SIZE T-REX SKULL, and NEW FOSSILS, including REAL T-REX TEETH and TRICERATOPS HORN. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO FIND TICKET PRICES... Read More

Students Invent Fun At Eugene Field Wax Museum

February 7th, 2020

A revolution of ideas and imagination was celebrated at Rock Island’s Eugene Field elementary school this week, as the Wax Museum Science Fair featured sixth graders giving creative and elaborate presentations on a variety of impactful inventors who changed our world. Parents, teachers and fellow students packed the hallways moving from vibrant display to display, placing quarters in tins at each station (with proceeds going towards school activities) to start each minute-long presentation and igniting their intellects with fascinating facts about the amazing inventors. A stunning array of brilliant... Read More

Mother Son Formal Coming Up At RiverCenter

January 27th, 2020

Moms and their sons can enjoy a fun night together courtesy of Davenport Parks and Rec at the Mother Son Formal dance March 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the RiverCenter. Davenport’s Parks and Recreation department is hosting their annual Mother Son Formal on Sunday Mar 8 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the RiverCenter (136 E 3rd Street Davenport). Couples will be treated to a dinner buffet, crafts, dancing and a chance to win prizes. A professional photographer will be available to take couple’s photos. The cost for this magical evening is $30 per person (Davenport residents) or $36 per person (non-residents).... Read More

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