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Celebrate Independence with Big Swing Brewing Company

July 1st, 2020

Make plans to head to the District of Rock Island this 4th of July! Celebrate Independence Day with Big Swing Brewing Company (113 18th Street Rock Island) this Saturday Jul 4 from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Live music will be provided by Quad City Prospects. Come enjoy great music, excellent food and drinks – with a fun atmosphere! For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/929404127433447/.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

Quad-Cities Theaters Take Different Approaches To Re-Opening

June 29th, 2020

During this unprecedented, scary time of Covid-19, it seems apropos that the first indoor live theater in the Quad-Cities since the shutdown will be the spooky ghost story, “The Turn of the Screw,” next month at Moline’s Black Box Theatre. The 60-seat theater (1623 5th Ave.) will open at half capacity on July 16 and close the 19th. “It is a short run,” said director Lora Adams, “but the set was almost completed and the actors’ schedules have changed since March, so we are only able to do the four-day weekend.” Actor Matt Walsh and Kayla Jo Pulliam will bring the creepy tale to life... Read More

How Does A Great Burger Sound Tonight? Belly Up For The Quad-Cities’ Best Burgers!

June 28th, 2020

It’s a beautiful summer day, the smells of grills are wafting through the air, and we at your freewheelin’, magical site for entertainment and features, QuadCities.com know what you need. That’s right, some juicy tips on how you can get a damn fine burger here in the Quads. Whether you’re looking for an awesome pub-style patty off the grill or something off the wall, we’ve got the beef in this time of coronavirus – that’s because we’ve got a beefy listing of spots in the Quads offering carry-out, delivery, and pickup where you can get a tasty burger. QuadCities.com will... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Opening For Limited Hours July 6

June 28th, 2020

Good news: Rock Island Public Library buildings will open for Limited Hours and Building Access starting July 6! This follows news that the State is moving soon to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan.[News Release] The July 6 start date allows us time to implement revised procedures and to ensure safety protocols are in place.  In keeping with state health guidelines, masks and social distancing will be required for library entry. Curbside is still a great way to pick up your library materials. If you need assistance with choosing library materials or placing items on hold, we’re happy... Read More

Rock Island’s Big Swing Going Big With Re-opening Friday

June 26th, 2020

The Big Swing is swinging back into business with a big grand re-opening from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday! The Rock Island restaurant and brew pub, located at 113 18th Street, in The District, dropped the following info on their Facebook page Thursday: Since we are some of the last to open, come show your support in Downtown Rock Island! WE WILL BE AWARDING PRIZES FROM OTHER LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES TO HELP SUPPORT LOCAL! ALSO, TEE’S, GROWLERS, GIFT CARDS, VIP POINTS, MARTIAL ART CLASSES, BOWLING, AND MORE ALL DAY!! THEN PIERCED PRODUCTIONS KARAOKE & DJ starts Karaoke at 8pm!!! We have added... Read More

Rock Island Labor Day Parade Cancelled

June 26th, 2020

The 2020 Rock Island Labor Day Parade is cancelled. According to a post on the city’s Facebook page by city manager Randy Tweet: The City has been tracking the directives from the Governor’s Office and the Illinois Department of Public Health since the COVID-19 crisis started and referred to these guidelines before deciding to move forward with any large special events this Spring and Summer. Unfortunately, based on the most recent guidance and the associated risks, we do not feel it is possible to hold the Labor Day Parade and ensure the safety of our citizens. Since the safety of... Read More

Phyllis and the Sharks Unplugged at Kavanaugh’s

June 25th, 2020

Trying to figure out how to spend your Sunday Funday this weekend? Catch Phyllis and the Sharks Unplugged at Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Bar & Grill (1228 30th Street Rock Island) this Sunday Jun 28 from 4 – 7 p.m. Come out and enjoy some live music, drinks and FUN! For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/263344231554541/.       For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

Rock Island Fitness And Activity Center Reopening Friday

June 25th, 2020

The Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center is scheduled to reopen on Friday, June 26th as we move into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. All amenities will be open with the exception of the steam rooms, saunas, whirlpool, and indoor playground. Members will need to wear face coverings when not exercising, maintain social distance of at least six feet, and sanitize equipment and exercise areas before and after each use. Temperature screenings will be taken upon entry to verify no symptoms of COVID-19 symptoms. Members will need to sign a waiver upon entry each day. Extra staff will be on hand... Read More

Our Latest Artist Featured In The QuadCities.com Virtual Art Gallery: Jon Burns

June 23rd, 2020

Welcome to the QuadCities.com Virtual Art Gallery! In this feature, we’re spotlighting area artists and their work. Every Tuesday we’ll feature a new local artist. It’s free and our way of showcasing awesome area artists and allowing them to include a link to their own online gallery or patreon! If you’d like to be included in the gallery, just send your bio, a headshot pic of yourself and up to a half-dozen .jpgs of your art to Sean@QuadCities.com. We look forward to adding YOU to the gallery!   Our artist this week is Jon Burns, one of my favorites on the local scene; in fact... Read More

Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation Gives Out $90K in Scholarships

June 18th, 2020

Like most everything else in this time of social distancing, the annual awarding of scholarships and other recognition for Rock Island High School students was done online last month. The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation (RIMEF), led by executive director Monta Ponsetto, assembled a video presentation to detail and honor the accomplishments of 114 RIHS students, including awarding nearly $90,000 in scholarships. You can see the video at YouTube.com . The ceremony recognized the top 10 students in each Rocky class, the departmental AAAA winners, and scholarship winners through the RIMEF Austin... Read More

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