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QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: The Final Chapter, November And December

December 31st, 2020

And now… the time is here… and so we face… the last story of this series… Since Sunday, we’ve been running massive, gigantic, action-packed features for you running down the top stories of 2020! We hope you’ve enjoyed the ride! On Sunday we gave you a look at January and February; on Monday we hit March; Tuesday rolled out April; Wednesday morning we showed you May and June; and Wednesday night it was July and August’s turn. This morning we unveiled September and October. And now, here we are with the last story of the series, giving you the biggest stories... Read More

Hustle Up For Rock River Hospice And Home With A Virtual 5K Walk/Run!

December 3rd, 2020

It’s time to hustle for a great local charity when you get your hustle on with the Festival of Trees Holiday Hustle through Dec. 5 — location optional! That’s right, you can do the walk or run or combo of each from anywhere! Get the details here. Rock River Hospice & Home is hosting a Festival of Trees Holiday Hustle Virtual 5K Walk/Run. The idea is to set your own goal of doing a 5K and do it at your own pace, completing your goal within a week. Walk around your house, the neighborhood, favorite park or on your treadmill, while maintaining social distancing and still have... Read More

Festival of Trees Holiday Hustle 5k Walk/Run Hustling In

November 27th, 2020

Get your hustle on for a good cause anywhere you want to be Nov 30 through Dec 5 with the Festival of Trees Holiday Hustle! For more info, check out https://rrhh.ticketleap.com/ Rock River Hospice & Home is hosting a Festival of Trees Holiday Hustle Virtual 5K Walk/Run. The idea is to set your own goal of doing a 5K and do it at your own pace, completing your goal within a week. Walk around your house, the neighborhood, favorite park or on your treadmill, while maintaining social distancing and still have a meaningful walk to honor and remember your loved one(s). With each ticket purchase,... Read More

Quad City Arts Raises Nearly $76K So Far in Festival of Trees

November 23rd, 2020

Kevin Maynard was as busy as a Christmas elf last Friday afternoon, as he distributed sugar cookies in the area to help promote the 35th-annual Festival of Trees. In fact, the Quad City Arts executive director dressed as an elf to deliver the Olde Towne Bakery treats (topped with the Festival logo) to his home-based co-workers and other Festival supporters. Among Maynard’s cookie run was for Kelly Oberhardt of KONE Spares (a team of the local KONE company), who covered the cost of her cookies and she matched donations of her team – raising a total of about $500 for Festival of Trees. “Things... Read More

Fun Times Poppin’ Up At The Gift Shop At Quad City Arts In Rock Island

November 23rd, 2020

Good times are poppin’ up at the Pop up Gift Shop, happenin’ through Sunday Nov 29 at Quad City Arts (1715 2nd Ave Rock Island). For more info, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/348641979902773 Festival of Trees may not be happening at the River Center this year, but there is still plenty to see and do! Come visit the Rock Island Gallery and check out Quad City Arts’ pop-up gift shop and window display, open November 21-29. You can still purchase a limited edition, Festival of Trees exclusive Isabel Bloom sculpture, purchase honor tree ornaments, and bid on a select number... Read More

Quad City Arts Getting Ready for Reimagined Festival of Trees

November 20th, 2020

At Quad City Arts in Rock Island, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as the 35th anniversary of Festival of Trees will look different this year, but the holiday magic will continue in a whole new way. Kaleigh Trammell is in her second year of coordinating Festival of Trees at Quad City Arts, and while the focus for the first time will be online and on TV, there also will be a gift shop and window displays at the Rock Island Gallery from Nov. 21 to 29. “It has been a challenge,” she said recently. “When we made this decision, we were trying to look ahead to what November was going... Read More

KWQC-TV6 Bringing Festival Of Trees To TV This Year

November 18th, 2020

We are bringing the magic of Festival to you this year! Tune into the Festival of Trees Holiday Special on KWQC-TV6 on November 21 at 10 am to kick off the season with us. This first-ever Festival experience will include CenterStage performances, Festival memories, and interviews – plus, a chance to learn more about how you can make a difference by supporting Festival of Trees Day of Giving. And of course, hear a message from Santa himself! Spread holiday cheer by supporting the arts and making a gift to the Festival of Trees Day of Giving campaign. Festival of Trees provides funding support... Read More

Looking For Something Fun To Do This Week? Here’s Your FUN10!

November 15th, 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 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. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com! So... Read More

Quad City Arts Getting Ready for Reimagined Festival of Trees

November 11th, 2020

At Quad City Arts in Rock Island, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as the 35th anniversary of Festival of Trees will look different this year, but the holiday magic will continue in a whole new way. Kicking off the holiday season during Covid, this year’s eight-day event will not be in person, but will highlight a televised Holiday Special & Day of Giving to air on KWQC-TV6 on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. There will be select designs, ornaments, gift shop items and VIP baskets available for bid and purchase at www.qcfestivaloftrees.com or at the Quad City Arts Rock Island... Read More

Your Month in Events for November 2020: Craft Shows, Comedy, Holiday Fun and MORE!

November 2nd, 2020

We at QuadCities.com are ALWAYS looking for cool new ways to bring you the best in local entertainment coverage in the Quad-Cities. And so we’re once again giving you our NEW feature — The Month In Events! It’s our way of giving you even MORE great coverage here on your site for the best arts and entertainment reporting in the area — your free, fun, local, award-winning QuadCities.com! QuadCities.com proudly presents Month in Events, a list of events happening in the Quad Cities this month, and every month! On the first of every month we will give you an exciting glimpse into the entertainment... Read More