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Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois

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

Rocket into Reading with a September event for Grades K-3 at Rock Island Library

September 25th, 2018

Developing the next stage of reading is the goal of a Rocket into Reading event for ages 5 through 8 at the Rock Island Public Library onThursday, September 27. The free event is 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Rocket into Reading is aimed at the learning needs of children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades. Launch the reader in your home with super sports-themed fun and the gift of a free book and sports bag. The event includes free sports games, crafts, and activity stations designed to improve skills and interest in reading. Rocket into Reading is the next stage... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Bursting With Activities This Week

September 10th, 2018

Check out some of the incredible events for adults, teens, and children happening at the Rock Island Public Library in the second week of September. The super line up of events for Sept. 10-17 includes: Coffee and a Movie Morning, 9:30 am, Monday, Sept. 10, Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. See the classic adventure tale by Stephen Spielberg featuring Indiana Jones, the globe-hopping archeologist. In this first installment of film franchise, our hero is trying to outrun a group of Nazis searching for the Ark of the Covenant. Free movie and coffee. Small Business and Non-Profit Website... Read More

Pokemon Trainers Unite!

October 13th, 2017

Pokémon trainers unite! Your defending skills are in need. Whether you are a long-time Pokémon Go trainer or want to see what all the fuss is about, head to the Niabi Zoo this Saturday Oct 14 for a Pokémon Go Expedition! That’s right, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. the zoo will be stocked full of virtual Pokemon in-waiting. You will be able to discover 20 Pokestops, with lures attached to each. Four gyms will be available for battles with other players. Train tickets will only be $10 for four rides, so you can also relax and enjoy the scenery while hatching eggs. Your courage will pull you through... Read More

Walcott Days Offers Family Fun This Weekend

July 13th, 2017

Ice cream socials, parades and apple pie contests? Oh my! It must be time for Walcott Day! Walcott Day is upon us, and this year’s theme is SuperHeroes for a SuperTown! Most activities will take place Victory Park, 202 East Otis Street in Walcott. Here is a full list of activities for the weekend: Friday July 14 6-7:30 p.m.          Ice Cream Social at Courtyard Estates (Proceeds go to Girl/Cub Scouts) Pulled Pork Dinner at Courtyard Estates (Proceeds go to Splash Pad) 7:30-8:30 p.m.  Kid’s Run- ¼ Mile for ages 6 and under, ½ Mile for ages 7-12 at Prairie View Park Dusk                        ... Read More