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Native American Star Stories This Friday in Bishop Hill

July 21st, 2020

On Friday, you can gaze up at the summer night sky and watch the stars in wonder. Join well-known local storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis this Friday, July 24 at 8 p.m. for a fun, family-oriented evening of American Indian Star Stories at The Twinflower Inn, 110 N. Olson Street, Bishop Hill. Safe social distancing guidelines will be in effect. Fox is an author and storyteller of Cherokee heritage. There will be drumming songs and a chance to sing long. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, bring a snack, and bring a friend. The evening is sponsored by the Twinflower Inn and Fox Tales International.... Read More

Enjoy A Drive-In Family Movie Night At Campbell Sports In Rock Island

June 13th, 2020

Join the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department for a Drive-in Movie in the Park on Saturday, June 13th. Abominable, a family friendly movie, will be the feature presentation at the Campbell Sports Complex located at 8399 29th St W, Rock Island. Gates will open for cars to park at 7:30 pm. All cars must be parked by 8:15 pm, for the movie to begin at 8:30 pm. Staff will be directing vehicles to park every other space so all vehicles are six feet apart. People must remain in their vehicles to watch the movie. A concession stand (cash only) will be available. This drive-in movie is presented... 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

Rock Island Public Library Bursting With Activities For The Summer

June 5th, 2020

Rock Island Public Library is rockin’ it with activities for families this summer! The library sent out a massive list of events and other cool stuff, and here are all the details: Children’s Events: Registration required for most programs, so we can contact participants with links, videos, and instructions on kit pick-up, if applicable. Each kit will contain supplies and instructions. Register via our online calendar at www.rockislandlibrary.org or call our Children’s Room phone at 309-732-7360. Absolute Science: VIEW on demand. By special arrangement with our friends at Absolute... Read More

Family Museum Open Nearly A Week, Figge Art Museum Opens June 6

May 28th, 2020

Bettendorf’s Family Museum and Davenport’s Figge Art Museum have taken different approaches to re-opening after shutdowns caused by the Covid-19 crisis. Since Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds allowed museums to re-open (among other places) on May 22, the Family Museum opened that day, while the Figge will open June 9, following members-only opening June 6 and 7. Kim Kidwell, director of the Family Museum, used the two-month closure to completely clean the facility, do needed renovations and train staff in disinfecting and safety guidelines. “We have been getting ready to reopen, pretty much over the... Read More

Kids Reading Challenge Rocking Rock Island Public Library

April 5th, 2020

Are your kids ready to rock some reading? With distance learning becoming the norm, and more time at home leading to more time for reading, the Rock Island Library is stepping up to help parents and kids with an all-ages online reading challenge that the whole family can do together! The stay-at-home challenge offers six virtual reading badges and six for completing online activities, such as trying World Book online, checking out a magazine from RB Digital, or learning something new with HelpNow or JobNow from Brainfuse. Complete just six badges (you choose which ones) to complete the... Read More

Family Museum Limiting Number Of Guests Over Coronavirus Concerns

March 15th, 2020

Beginning today, the Family Museum is limiting guests to 250 people at a time until further notice.  In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations, the museum is limiting the number of people to help the prevention and spread of the COVID-19 virus. In addition, if you or any member of your family are experiencing the following symptoms, they ask that you do not visit the Family Museum: ·  Fever ·  Cough ·  Shortness of Breath The Museum appreciates your understanding in this volatile time.  They strive to be a responsible organization to their visitors,... Read More

Family Museum Bringing The Fun For Kids On Spring Break

March 11th, 2020

Looking for something to do during Spring Break? Look no further! The Family Museum has six great days of spring break programming for your family to enjoy. All events and performances are included with admission or membership. Sponsored by R.I.A. Federal Credit Union. The events include: Indoor Chalk Art Festival Monday, March 16 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Kona Ice and La Flama on Wheels: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Watch some amazing chalk artists at work and make your own colorful art that will be displayed in the Great Hall for the rest of Spring Break! What’s a festival without food trucks?  Catch the... Read More

Davenport Parks Gearing Up For A ‘Fantastic’ Summer

March 10th, 2020

As spring is just around the corner the Davenport Parks and Recreation team is busily preparing to offer some truly fantastic events for the spring and summer. Speaking of fantastic, this year’s summer theme for the Vander Veer Botanical Park is “Fantastic Plants and Where to Find Them”. Visitors should be sure to pick up their field guide packet and enjoy the magical adventure through the park. Another far out attraction coming this summer is the much anticipated arrival of the Cosmic Golf system. Come out this summer to the Duck Creek Golf Course driving range to experience a one of kind... Read More

Shifting Seasons Mini-Camp Gets Kids Into Performing Arts

February 22nd, 2020

Spring into the summer sun before you fall into a winter wonderland at Davenport Junior Theater, 2822 Eastern Avenue! Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will keep students from the completion of their appointed fun as they dive into all the seasons of the year with our Shifting Seasons Mini Camp. Students can adventure throughout DJT, exploring acting, movement, lights, sound, make-up and more. Students will collaborate on the creation of their very own script to perform! Click here or on any camp to learn more! Ages: 4-7 years Time: 8:30am-Noon Cost: $110 resident / $130... Read More

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