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Opening Day at Whitewater Junction is Almost Here!

May 22nd, 2019

Catch yourself daydreaming about warm sunny days spent at the local swimming pool? Well now you can turn those daydreams into a reality! Whitewater Junction’s Opening Day is upon us! On Saturday May 25, the Whitewater Junction season will be kicking off with a splash! They will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is $9 for ages three and older. Ages two and under are free with a paid adult. Whitewater Junction, located at 17th Street and 18th Avenue Rock Island, offers a zero-depth to nine-foot pool featuring four water slides, a tot slide, spray features and fun for the whole family! Don’t... Read More

Go Underground in Rock Island This June

May 3rd, 2019

Remember when craft markets were first starting out in little coffee shops and warehouses? Full of flavor and creative soul, and just a little bit rough around the edges? Rock Island Underground is taking us back to our roots! Make plans to attend the craftiest secret in the Quad Cities, Rock Island Underground June Market on Saturday Jun 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at The Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island). Get a break from Pinterest fever and shop over 20 unique artists vending uncommonly cool products inside the intimate and laid-back ambiance of the Rock Island Speakeasy. An all ages event,... Read More

Take Part In Quad Cities Big Table this Weekend!

April 23rd, 2019

Quad Cities Big Table returns! The 2019 Quad Cities Big Table season continues Apr 26-27, providing a forum to identify community issues and create solutions. There are two ways to participate this round: 1) community members may attend one of the five forums hosted by community leaders; and/or 2) they may host their own Big Table discussions. “Last year, the Quad Cities Big Table helped build new relationships and inspire new collaborations that are changing the region,” said Kent Pilcher, Tri-Chair of the Q2030 Regional Action Plan and President of Estes Construction. “As we know, relationships... Read More

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook Comes to Circa ’21 Stage!

April 22nd, 2019

Circa ’21 Children’s Theatre’s spring performance is one you won’t want to miss! Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook hits the stage at Circa ’21 (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island) on Tuesday Apr 23 and will continue through Saturday May 18. All performances are show only. Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her furry mittens! So, when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There’s a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is... Read More

DJ Shane Brown back at 2nd Ave!

April 22nd, 2019

For one night only, DJ Shane Brown was back at the club he helped to make famous, 2nd Ave in downtown Rock Island, spinning new dance tracks and a few classics mixed in. Shane is normally at the McClellan Stockade in the Village of East Davenport, but he couldn’t resist the invitation to come back to the Ave to spin, and the packed dance floor was likewise happy to see the veteran DJ back on the tables!    Read More

Circa’s ‘Grumpy’ Will Make You Happy

April 17th, 2019

Circa ‘21’s “Grumpy Old Men” will make you anything but grumpy. It’s a hilarious, ribald, dirty romp, roughly based on the beloved movie of the same name and sporting the same qualities. Prudish types may blush and bluster, but the rest of us will find it quite amusing. “Grumpy” is set in the small northern town of Wabasha, Wisc., where ice fishing rules and a feud on-and-off-the-ice has been chilly for decades between cranky geezers John Gustafson (Luther Chakurian) and Max Goldman (Tom Walljasper). It started in high school, over a girl, and shows no signs of lightening up even... Read More

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook Comes to Circa ’21 Stage!

April 11th, 2019

Circa ’21 Children’s Theatre’s spring performance is one you won’t want to miss! Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook hits the stage at Circa ’21 (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island) on Tuesday Apr 23 and will continue through Saturday May 18. All performances are show only. Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her furry mittens! So, when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There’s a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is... Read More

Grumpy Old Men the Musical Heading to Circa ’21

April 7th, 2019

Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a grumpy ride! Area Premiere of Grumpy Old Men the Musical hits the Circa ’21 (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island) stage this Wednesday Apr 10 and Thursday Apr 11. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., meal is from 6 – 7 p.m. and the show will follow. Don’t miss this laugh-out-loud story of family, friendship, love and romance in a fresh new musical that’s guaranteed to delight! Based on the 1993 movie starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret, Grumpy Old Men is the story of two aging neighbors, Max and John, who have been feuding for more than fifty years.... Read More

Your Favorite Underwater Egg Hunt is Back!

April 6th, 2019

Spring has sprung, which means it’s time for Egg Hunts! The Rock Island Parks and Recreation are spicing things up, however, with an Underwater Egg Hunt! Join the Rock Island Parks and Recreation for their 2nd Annual Underwater Egg Hunt! The hunt will take place at the Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center on Sunday Apr 7 from 1 – 3 p.m. The cost to participate in this one-of-a-kind egg hunt is only $5 per child (accompanying adult is free). New this year, registration will be completed by time category instead of age groups. Hunting times will commence every 15 minutes, with a Deep End Dive... Read More

Chocolate Lovers Unite for an Unforgettable Experience!

April 5th, 2019

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a decadent chocolate experience! Indulge yourself at the Chocolate Experience on Saturday Apr 6 at the QC Botanical Center (2525 4th Ave Rock Island). Head to the warm and inviting Botanical Center for a day of delights and relaxation. Local chocolatiers and bakeries will be offering samples galore and selling products to take home to enjoy and share. Learn about chocolate and other wonders that come from the tropics on a free sun garden tour. There is something for all ages to enjoy. Three time slots for visiting are offered and tickets are only good for a single... Read More

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