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Collaborative Program Offers Zoom Activities for Quad-Cities Youth

March 5th, 2021

A Western Illinois University Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration professor and a department graduate student have helped create a virtual field trip program through the Regional Office of Education to give young people some fun activities during COVID-19. Winter Wanderings was created through the McDonough County Youth Task Force, with help from RPTA Instructor Jullie Eggleston and RPTA graduate student Rok Locksley, of Takoma Park, MD. The task force is chaired by RPTA Assistant Professor Megan Owens. The collaborative field trip project is designed to engage children from around the... Read More

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town… At SouthPark Mall In Moline

December 2nd, 2020

Santa Claus is arriving in the Quads this week for pictures with kids at SouthPark Mall in Moline. Santa wouldn’t miss this visit for anything! Santa will be here starting December 4 and is located in the Von Maur Court. Rest assured, he and his elves have made every effort to provide a memorable – and contact free – experience. A visit with Santa is always free and available without a reservation as social distancing requirements allow. What to Expect During Your Visit with Santa Masks are required to be worn by Santa, the team and guests ages 2 and above or by local mandate. Hand sanitizer... Read More

Davenport Junior Theatre Zooms Into Virtual World With New “Snow White”

October 31st, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a weekly look at a personality, place, trend or topic of interest to the Quad-Cities. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com. It’s a brave new world at Davenport Junior Theatre – as the new artistic director is overseeing the first virtual production in the 69-year-history of the program. After 11 years, Daniel Sheridan was succeeded this year as artistic director of the nation’s second-oldest children’s theater by Ben Gougeon, a 43-year-old actor-director who is helming “Snow White 2.Zoom”... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Halloween, Haunted Houses Are Different Under Horror of Covid

October 24th, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a weekly look at a personality, place, trend or topic of interest to the Quad-Cities. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com. Already, 2020 has been an American horror story like no other, but apparently some people still long to be scared some more – during a haunted house season like no other. The Covid-19 crisis also has upended many other traditional Halloween activities. Coronavirus – which has caused 9,663 deaths in Illinois and 1,617 in Iowa (as of Oct. 23) — has led Illinois to become... Read More

Davenport’s Putnam Museum And Science Center Fundraiser Brings in Over $26,000

October 19th, 2020

The Putnam Museum & Science Center’s virtual Mad Scientist Ball, on Saturday, Oct. 17, raised $26,735, with donations still coming in. “I am THRILLED with the success of the event,” Nisha Ladlee, the Putnam’s vice president of development, said Monday by e-mail. “Everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves. Eric Sorenson was a phenomenal emcee and Emily Calandrelli was wonderful as our celebrity guest. This was the Putnam’s first time holding a virtual fundraiser and we are grateful for the support from our community locally, but also to those who tuned in and supported from different... Read More

Learning And Craft Programs And More Available At Rock Island Library

June 11th, 2020

Summer 2020 looks a lot different, yet the Rock Island Public Library is still offering readers of all ages plenty of ways to immerse themselves in a story through special summer reading events from June 1 to July 31. The Library has transformed its Imagine Your Story summer reading challenges and events into online, virtual, and take-home offerings. Most programs require registration, for ease in contacting participants about picking up kits via Curbside. Incentive-based reading challenges are available for children, teens, and adults. Participants can read anything they like, track it, and earn... Read More

Family Museum Completes Installation of Luckey Climber, Opens To Public On Friday.

June 9th, 2020

After raising more than $500,000 through grants, corporate donors, private donors, and public sources; the Family Museum is ready to open the Luckey Climber presented by Genesis Birth Center to the public. On Thursday, June 11, at 5:30 pm, prior to the public opening, the Museum will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony with invited local granting organizations, Bettendorf’s Mayor Robert Gallagher, members of the City of Bettendorf City Council, and Family Museum staff. In order to practice social distancing, this ribbon cutting is not open to the public, but it will be live-streamed on Facebook. The... Read More

Rock Island Park Board Online Registration For Activities Now Open

May 26th, 2020

Rock Island Park Board online registration is now open for mini youth sports skills outdoor camps including basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, xc/running, pickle ball, tennis and golf. All programs will be limited to small groups and have safety guidelines in place. You can click here to register online now or call the Park Office at 309-732-7275 option 1 weekdays between 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Registration is limited.  Read More

Looking For Fun Things To Do For Kids On Spring Break?

March 5th, 2020

Spring intersession break for Rock Island/Milan Schools is coming up March 9. If you’re a parent, grandparent or other caregiver looking for some fun ways to keep the kids occupied, the Rock Island Public Library has some free activities for you! The Rock Island Public Library has planned a mix of free scheduled and drop-in activities for school-age children during the two-week period. Scheduled activities include: Roblox Gaming for ages 12 to 18: Tuesday, March 10, at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. The Library’s Community Room will be open from 3:30 to 5:00 pm for 90 minutes... Read More

Red Dragons Soccer Camp Starting Next Week!

September 6th, 2017

Do you know a kid who loves soccer? Are you the parent of a child who is interested in playing and learning soccer? RED DRAGONS SOCCER CAMP is starting soon! Reserve your spot now! Sessions are Sept. 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3 and 10 at Hauberg Park in Rock Island! Beginner sessions (kids 4-7) are at 5 p.m., advanced (kids 8-11) are at 5:45. Kids learn the elements of great team play and fundamentals in addition to good sportsmanship and character! For more information email seanleary@seanleary.com !  Read More