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

Even In A Strange And Downtrodden Year, There Are Things For Which To Be Thankful

November 27th, 2020

It was a surreal Thanksgiving. My ex-wife and I alternate years on holidays, and it’s always strange and depressing for me when I don’t get to see my son on those days, especially when I’m reminded of the fun times we had the year before in the memories section of social media. This year was even more downcast, given the dark cloud of covid. Whereas in previous years when I was without my son, I would go to visit family or friends, or have people over to my house, this year there was none of that. I wasn’t going to be visiting my family, nor would there be my usual open door to people to... Read More

Hunt For Pokemon At The Library!

January 14th, 2018

Looking for Something to Do Monday? Hunt for Pokemon at Rock Island Public Library! Monday is the final day for the Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard weekend. If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family, drop by the Rock Island Library’s free Pokemon Night. Pokemon Night is for all ages, and is Monday, Jan. 15, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Activities include Pokemon gaming, trivia, and a scavenger hunt for prizes. Participants can learn the basics of the original trading card game, and hunt for Pokemon on their devices. The... Read More

Pokemon Go Players: RIPL Choo-Choo-Chooses You!

March 27th, 2017

Pokemon Go players will find new hunting territory with a special after-library hours event at the Rock Island Southwest Branch library on Thursday, March 30. The special event wraps up the Rock Island/Milan school intersession break with Pokemon Go gaming, a scavenger hunt, Pokemon trivia and crafts for all ages. The free event takes place from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the Community Room of the Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Snacks and prizes will be available. See what you can catch with our Pokemon lure! For more information about Rock Island Library hours, services and programs, visit... Read More

Pokemon Pub Crawl Pops Into Q-C Saturday

July 21st, 2016

Gotta catch ‘em all, gotta drink . . . some of ‘em, or you’re going to be chucking up your Pikachu. Pokemon Go has brought out people by the thousands trying to catch wild Pokemon, to the point where some people (who shall remain unnamed) have turned it into a drinking game, and now, some other people (who are about to be named) are going to turn it into a pub crawl. The first annual Q-C Pokemon Go pub crawl, sponsored by Scum City Clothing Co., is taking place from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday beginning at LeClaire Park in Davenport and rolling through the local taverns downtown. According... Read More

‘Pokeballs’ gets all Dr. Who on fans

February 19th, 2016

The Show Us Your Pokeballs crew is going back, and forth, in time for their latest show, an homage to everyone’s favorite Gallifreyan time lord, Dr. Who. “I’m really excited for this one, it’s not just Dr. Who, there are lot of geek culture references, but fans of Dr. Who will especially love it,” said writer, director and actor Josh Kahn. “These shows are always so much fun. They’re geek humor done by geeks for geeks, and I say that with all love possible. There are jokes for all different kinds of fandoms in here, and if you are passionate about anything related to geek culture,... Read More