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It’s Hug-A-Book Dance Party Time!

January 19th, 2020

Dance your way to early learning with free fun for children five and under and their families at the Rock Island Public Library! Experience the Hug-A-Book Dance Party at the Rock Island Downtown Library (401 19th Street Rock Island) on Wednesday Jan 22 from 6 – 7 p.m. Learn as you jump, move, and twirl and stomp, to the soundtrack of favorite children’s performers. It’s a rocking good time! Each child receives a free book to take home, thanks to funding from the Merrill Harris Hug-A-Book fund of the Rock Island Public Library Foundation. No registration required. Don’t miss out... Read More

Warm Up at Cool Beanz’ Hot Chocolate Bar

January 18th, 2020

There’s no better way to stay warm during these cold winter days, than with a cup of hot chocolate in your hands. Build your own gourmet hot chocolate at Cool Beanz Coffeehouse’s (1325 30th Street Rock Island) Hot Chocolate Bar this Monday Jan 20 from 5 – 7 p.m.! Baristas will whip you up a combination of white or milk Ghirardelli chocolates and you can add homemade marshmallows, candy toppings, stir in flavors and spices (or if over 21 years old add a shot of your favorite cordial). The combinations of fun are endless- so bring a date, your children, or friends for a family friendly evening... Read More

Kinky Boots Steps Into Circa ‘21

January 12th, 2020

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has almost arrived! That’s right, Kinky Boots is back in the Quad Cities! Preview Performances of six-time Tony Award Winner, Kinky Boots, will take place Wednesday Jan 15 and Thursday Jan 16 at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island. The show will then continue through Saturday Mar 14. With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you... Read More

Quarters One Goes Under Investigation

January 10th, 2020

Come learn about the haunted history of this majestic Italianate style mansion on the banks of the Mississippi River. A Quarters One (Arsenal Rock Island) Paranormal Investigation will take place this Saturday Jan 11 from 5 – 8 p.m. The Army Sustainment Command (ASC) Historian will give a talk beginning at 6 p.m. The Illinois Paranormal Research Team will conduct an investigation starting at 7 p.m. Participants must be at least 18 years old.  Cost is $25/person and you can reserve your spots and pre-pay by visiting the Leisure Travel Office in bldg. 333 or call (309) 782-5890. For more information,... Read More

Bald Eagle Days Landing in the Quad Cities

January 9th, 2020

Hey Quad Cities, are you ready for a fun-filled and educational family friendly weekend? Make plans to check out this year’s annual Bald Eagle Days! Bald Eagle Days 2020 takes place this Friday Jan 10 from 4 – 8 p.m., Saturday Jan 11 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday Jan 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the QCCA Expo Center (2621 4th Ave. Rock Island). Admission for adults is $6, kids 6-15 are $1 and kids under 6 are free. On Friday, all kids under 16 receive free admission. Tickets can be purchased online. This family favorite will include amazing shows from Big Run Wolf Ranch and Jim Nesci’s... Read More

The Brat Pack Makes Tour Stop at RIBCO

January 8th, 2020

“The 80s aren’t over till we say they are.” The Brat Pack brings all the best of the 80s to RIBCO (1815 2nd Ave Rock Island) this Friday Jan 10 from 8 – 11 p.m. And you won’t want to miss it! The Brat Pack has delivered happy 80s and beyond party goodness throughout this great land for eighteen sweet years – that’s 150% the size of the Me Decade itself. The Brat Pack plays those never-ending hits so true to the originals that every once in a while, a listener suspects lip-synching, so the band might have to treat them to a teensy little mistake just to set them... Read More

The Manny Lopez Big Band Jazzin’ Things Up at The Speakeasy

January 7th, 2020

Head down to The Speakeasy for some great Jazz music this Friday night! The Manny Lopez Big Band heads back to The Circa ’21 Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island) this Friday Jan 10. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert starts at 6 p.m. This band includes musicians from the Quad Cities area in addition to others from across the Midwest! You’ll hear some of the greatest hits from the big band era during this two-hour show! Food options will be available for purchase, such as sandwich baskets and pizza. The Speakeasy also offers a full bar. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of... Read More

Connect with Your Inner Princess at This Party!

January 6th, 2020

Princesses of all ages are invited to a brand-new Rock Island Parks and Recreation event! A Mother/Daughter Princess Party will be taking place on Saturday Jan 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center (4303 24th Street Rock Island). Dress up as your favorite princess and join in on the fun! Each Mother/Daughter will receive a complimentary professional 5×7 photograph. Visit the photo booth, dance at the ball, and make a princess wand. Light refreshments will also be available. Tickets are just $10 per person in advance and $15 per person at the door. When registering,... Read More

QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#20 – #11)

December 30th, 2019

Yesterday, we counted down the top stories of the year from 30-21, today we get into the next ten, 20-11, and it’s, for the most part, a pretty upbeat mix of stories of local successes, on the individual and group level. For the criteria on how we picked the stories, check out my column on the countdown. And, without any further ado, here’s today’s part of the top 30 of 2019 . . .   20.) Raccoon Motel Switches To Devon’s Complaint Department, Ending The Moeller Reign Of Downtown Davenport: Over the past few years, Sean Moeller was the ubiquitous king of downtown Davenport, and beyond... Read More

Have A Radicle X-Mas!

December 17th, 2019

Still undecided on what to buy for the ones you care about this holiday season? Well, you’re in luck! Because Radicle Effect Brewerks and several local craft vendors have teamed up to for the very first Radicle X-Mas Local Craft Fair! Radicle X-Mas Local Craft Fair will take place on Thursday Dec 19 from 4 – 8 p.m. at Radicle Effects (1340 31st Street Rock Island). Give back to the community and shop local and enjoy some adult beverages while yer at it. There will be pottery, soy candles, jewelry, natural soaps and much more. There are some very talented people out there locally who make awesome... Read More

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