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Rock Island Broadway Walking Tour Strolling In

June 8th, 2023
Rock Island Broadway Walking Tour Strolling In

The Rock Island Broadway Walking Tour is slated for June 17. The tour runs 10 am to 11:30 am; walk meets in Rock Island Downtown Library parking lot Free walk of the Broadway Historic District, led by members of the Broadway Historic District Association. Don’t miss this chance to learn about historic homes along 20th and 22nd Streets, and see the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. About one mile, fairly flat terrain, so wear comfortable shoes. Registration is required, and needed by June 10, so don’t sleep on this one! (14 seats remaining as of this newsletter.)  Read More

Celebrate Rock Island’s Denkmann Park June 7

June 7th, 2023
Celebrate Rock Island’s Denkmann Park June 7

Join fellow community members for a park party to celebrate Rock Island’s Denkmann Park’s new basketball courts and park upgrades on June 7! Get to know your neighbors while enjoying free food, fun, and entertainment! A bevy of local businesses will be present to show off and discuss their offerings. Elected officials and city staff will also be in attendance to socialize and discuss opportunities for growth in the community. Learn more: PARK PARTY  Read More

St. Joe’s Coffeehouse Returns To Rock Island Tonight

May 12th, 2023
St. Joe's Coffeehouse Returns To Rock Island Tonight

Soon it will be time for the St. Joe’s May Coffeehouse! I hope this email finds you enjoying our spring weather, major flooding notwithstanding. Maybe get that bike out for a spin, or visit the forest. Or just walk around your neighborhood. So as winter fades and spring takes over, we can gather for some music, poetry, and community. Be well Friends! Hope to see you at the… St. Joe’s Coffeehouse Friday May 12th, 6:30-8:30pm First Lutheran Church at (or behind, weather permitting) the Parish House 1600 20th St. Rock Island All donations support the St Joseph Evening Meal at Rock Island Township Call... Read More

‘Grumpy Old Men’ Shuffles In At Rock Island’s Circa ’21

April 27th, 2023
'Grumpy Old Men' Shuffles In At Rock Island's Circa '21

Continuing its 46th season with the return of a fantastically popular musical comedy based on a movie smash, the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse will treat patrons to the fighting and frolicking of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL. Running through May 6, this audience favorite was deemed  “sometimes touching, sometimes raucous, and at all times enticing” by the City Journal-Tribune and is being brought to life by a sensational group of professional actors!  GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL will be presented on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday... Read More

Rock Island Arsenal’s Quarters One Goes Under Paranormal Investigation Tonight

April 22nd, 2023
Rock Island Arsenal's Quarters One Goes Under Paranormal Investigation Tonight

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 tonight at 7 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, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/584159755488930/. Come... Read More

Rock Island’s Karpeles Hosting Titanic Event Through April 16

April 15th, 2023
Rock Island's Karpeles Hosting Titanic Event Through April 16

Come on board for a Titanic Event Tuesday – Sunday, April 11 – 16 at Karpeles in Rock Island! The Titanic started its maiden voyage on April 10, 1912 and sunk in the early morning of April 15. Enjoy learning some interesting facts, receive a boarding pass of one of the passengers, see our document the Karpeles family owns by the Captain of the Carpathia and read his specific details of that fateful night. Get a tour of the museum and at the the end, you will receive either an obituary or a news article that gives details of your passenger. It is free, although donations are accepted... Read More

Cinephile Cinema Comes to Rozz-tox April 8

March 27th, 2023
Cinephile Cinema Comes to Rozz-tox April 8

Rozz-tox & Death Stitch Custom Clothing presents Cinephile Cinema: April Edition on April 8 at 7pm! Featured films include Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” which has a runtime at 113 minutes and is rated R and Ken Russell’s “Altered States” which has a runtime of 102 minutes and is rated R. As always this is a FREE admission event hosted by the 365 Horror Film Club. A note from the presenter: Some of these films are rated R, so we ask that all attendees be 17 years of age or accompanied by an adult. We try to present these films in a very relaxed setting encouraging conversation at... Read More

Egg Hunt Hops into Rock Island April 1

March 26th, 2023
Egg Hunt Hops into Rock Island April 1

Hop on over to Lincoln Park for ever exciting egg hunt! Join in a mad dash to collect prizes & candy-filled eggs. Adults must accompany children, but only children ages 3-10, need to register. Don’t forget to bring your basket! The park will have 4 separate sections. All sections will have the same amount of eggs and people in them. • Children between ages 3-10 MUST pre-register • Siblings/Households should register in the same section. • All sections will start at 9:00am SHARP. • Each Section is limited to 100 registrations. Rain Date: 4/2/2022 Learn more: EGG HUNT  Read More

Flower And Garden Show Celebrates Spring Springing

March 26th, 2023
Flower And Garden Show Celebrates Spring Springing

It’s official! Spring has sprung! Which means it’s time to start planning those gardens! The 2018 Flower and Garden Show is coming to the QCCA Expo Center (2621 4th Avenue Rock Island) this weekend! The show will take place on Friday 12-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Come wander through landscapes, outdoor kitchens, patios, gardens and more! Vendors will be on hand to discuss projects and provide resources for landscaping such as tools, techniques, accessories, equipment and gifts. Plus there will be seminars from the University of Illinois Extension Master... Read More

Antique Spectacular Brings Vintage Style To Rock Island This Weekend

March 3rd, 2023
Antique Spectacular Brings Vintage Style To Rock Island This Weekend

Have you been trying to find that perfect addition to your home décor? Or maybe you just can’t get enough antiques for your vintage collection. Then this is the show for you! The annual Spring Antique Spectacular Vintage Market will be taking place Friday through Sunday at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island. There will be 70 exhibitors with antiques and vintage items for purchase or for your viewing pleasure. These items will include great furniture, art pottery, country, stoneware, books, prints, primitives, jewelry, silver, antique glassware, American Indian items, china, postcards, coins,... Read More