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Engage, Explore and Discover at the Putnam Museum

January 1st, 2020
Engage, Explore and Discover at the Putnam Museum

Kick off 2020 with some exciting and educational events at the Putnam Museum! Saturday Jan 4 is filled with fun activities for the entire family at the Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th Street Davenport). Whether you have a curious little one or are looking for an all-inclusive experience, check out these amazing events.   Explorers Jr.: Simple Circuit Creations Is your child a natural problem-solver? Foster their talent and AMP UP their New Year on Jan 4 from 9 -11 a.m. with Explorers Jr.: Simple Circuit Creations — for Pre-K through 1st Grade! Explore electricity with a SHOCKING look at circuits.... Read More

Take a Trip ‘From Earth to the Universe’ at the Putnam!

December 19th, 2019
Take a Trip ‘From Earth to the Universe’ at the Putnam!

The night sky has mystified humanity for millennia, yet only recently have we begun to grasp our place in the cosmos. From astronomy’s humble beginnings to jaw-dropping modern advancements, embark on a journey of celestial discovery in the Putnam Museum’s (1717 W 12th Street Davenport) portable planetarium, with “From Earth to the Universe” on Friday, Dec 27! Voyage through time and space to learn how scientific advancements have propelled our understanding of the universe with “From Earth to the Universe”! This stunning exploration of the cosmos will take you out... Read More

Scott Beck And Bryan Woods Scaring Up New Films With ‘Haunt,’ ‘Boogeyman’

September 15th, 2019
Scott Beck And Bryan Woods Scaring Up New Films With ‘Haunt,’ ‘Boogeyman’

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods aren’t slowing down. The duo, who grew up making indie films since their teen years in Bettendorf, Iowa, and currently reside in Los Angeles, shot to prominence with “A Quiet Place” last year, after over a decade of under-the-radar ups-and-downs in Hollywood. Currently, Beck and Woods are in Canada in pre-production on a new project they’re “not allowed to talk about yet,” that they’re writing and directing. “It should be a fun one,” Wood said. “I wish we could other than we’re still following our heart down the horror genre that path and we think... Read More

Scott Beck And Bryan Woods Have Come A Long Way From Bettendorf To ‘Haunt’

September 12th, 2019
Scott Beck And Bryan Woods Have Come A Long Way From Bettendorf To ‘Haunt’

In July 2003, I saw the future of cinema in the work of two teens from Bettendorf. That was when I was asked by Max Collins to be a judge of the Iowa Film Awards. At the time, I was writing for three area newspapers, I was an entertainment correspondent for seven area radio stations and I was on two local TV stations – including KWQC’s “Paula Sands Live,” for which I was one of two film critics with my good friend Linda Cook. That’s why Max asked me to start judging the awards a year or two before, and I saw a number of pretty good local films, but it wasn’t until that summer of 2003... Read More

Beck And Woods Hosting ‘Haunt’ Screening At Putnam

September 12th, 2019
Beck And Woods Hosting 'Haunt' Screening At Putnam

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the writers behind the Oscar-nominated “A Quiet Place” will return to their hometown of the Quad-Cities to host a screening of their new film, “Haunt,” their first directorial and screenwriting debut for a major studio. You can join the Bettendorf natives, on Saturday, Sept. 14, to see “Haunt” on the Putnam Museum’s GIANT Screen. (Rated R) For just $9 tickets ($8 seniors, college students and military), you’ll experience this brand-new movie written and directed by the Beck/Woods duo. Members save $1 on tickets. Space is... Read More

The Land Before Time Hits the GIANT Screen with Sensory-Friendly Accommodations

August 10th, 2019
The Land Before Time Hits the GIANT Screen with Sensory-Friendly Accommodations

Unearth the excitement of EVERYTHING your children love about dinosaurs in a sensory-friendly setting! Enjoy “The Land Before Time” at the Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th Street Davenport), this Sunday Aug 11 at 4 p.m. on the GIANT Screen! Stick around after the movie (5 – 6 p.m.) for a variety of dino-themed activities, modified to accommodate those with special needs. Guests will also be able to meet and interact with a friendly baby triceratops puppet! What is a sensory friendly movie? It’s a movie modified to be “friendlier” to the senses. Changes to the environment and film... Read More

The Pride Celebration Continues!

June 25th, 2019
The Pride Celebration Continues!

Hey Quad Cities, it’s time to show your PRIDE! That’s right, QC Pride’s Unity Pride Week is back for the second year! To help fulfill their mission of promoting awareness and visibility of the LGBTQ+ community in the Quad Cities, QC Pride has a full week of fun events planned. QC Pride Week kicks off Saturday Jun 22 and runs all the way through Saturday Jun 29.   Check out some of these amazing opportunities to show your PRIDE: Tuesday Jun 25 Get your skates on for a fun-filled family-friendly event at the Eldridge Community Center & Skatepark (400 S 16th Avenue Eldridge) from 5... Read More

Celebrate Your Quad Cities Pride This Week!

June 20th, 2019
Celebrate Your Quad Cities Pride This Week!

Hey Quad Cities, it’s time to show your PRIDE! That’s right, QC Pride’s Unity Pride Week is back for the second year! To help fulfill their mission of promoting awareness and visibility of the LGBTQ+ community in the Quad Cities, QC Pride has a full week of fun events planned. QC Pride Week kicks off Saturday Jun 22 and runs all the way through Saturday Jun 29.   Check out some of these amazing opportunities to show your PRIDE: Saturday Jun 22 Get this incredible week started off with Brunch at the Radisson (111 East Second Street Davenport) from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 10% of all revenue... Read More

Motown Tribute Rooftop Concert at Putnam Museum

May 13th, 2019
Motown Tribute Rooftop Concert at Putnam Museum

The stage is set for the return of the Rooftop Concert, featuring feel-good hits of the Motown era and the music it inspired! Enjoy a FREE Rooftop Concert on Saturday May 18 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th Street Davenport). The sweet music of the Quad Cities’ very own, 10 of Soul, will keep your toes tapping. This high-energy 10-piece band brings to the stage a dynamic range of classic tunes from the soul, funk, and blues genres, as well as a few funky arrangements of their own! Check their webpage (www.10ofsoul.com) for more info! This Rooftop Concert is free, but... Read More

May the 4th Be With You at the Putnam Museum

May 1st, 2019
May the 4th Be With You at the Putnam Museum

Has your child ever wondered about the gravitational force of the Death Star? Just how did speed racers fly? Let them channel that curiosity through a variety of activities focused on these Star Wars physics problems during the Putnam Museum’s (1717 W 12th Street Davenport) Explorers/Explorers Jr.: “May the 4th Be With YOU!” this Saturday May 4 from 9 – 11 a.m. Parents can rest assured during Putnam Explorers (Grades 2-5) & Explorers Jr. (Pre-K* – 1st grade) workshops that their children are given the tools to examine, investigate, create and invent while exploring the museum... Read More