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Rock Island Parks And Rec Offering Variety Of Sports Programs For Kids

June 18th, 2020

FRIDAY June 19th is the registration deadline for Tball and Coach Pitch Programs with Rock Island Parks and Recreation. You can register by calling 309-732-7275 option 1 weekdays from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm or online by clicking the program links below: T Ball: 3-5 year old Coach Pitch “Modified”: 5-6 year old Coach Pitch Girls Softball: 7-9 year olds Coach Pitch Boys Baseball: 7-9 year olds We still have a few spots available for our modified outdoor sport camp programming. The following sports activities are offered: mini youth sports skills outdoor camps including basketball, baseball,... Read More

Quad City Botanical Center Adds New Summer Programs Starting Tomorrow

June 17th, 2020

The Quad City Botanical Center announces new summer drop in programs, family activities, story times and day camps for kids. NEW DROP IN PROGRAMS EVERY THURSDAY 1:00-2:30 PM JUNE 18-AUG 6 Do hands on activities with your kids to learn about nature. New topic each Thursday, free for members or included with admission. No RSVP required. Great for kids entering K-4, but fun for all ages. KINDERNATURE SECOND TUESDAY EACH MONTH 10:30-11:30 AM AND 2:00-3:00 PM Enjoy a story and take your craft and snack home for a no contact revised program. KinderNature is for kids 3-5, RSVP required, $8 per child and... Read More

Rock Island School District Celebrates RIHS Student-Athletes Awards

June 17th, 2020

Rock Island/Milan School District 41 celebrated 25 RIHS students furthering their sports careers at the college or university level while practicing social distancing. The school district also awarded the James O’Melia Jr. Athletic Award and the Don Wright Memorial Track Scholarship! Congrats to the seniors who signed Letters of Intent! Here are the players who did. Congrats to Peter Kimba and Jayla Hathorn for being chosen as the Don Wright Scholarship recipients. For more info on them, click here. Congrats to Heather Motley and Peter Kimba for winning the James O’Melia Jr. Athletic... Read More

Quad City Botanical Center Blooms With New Summer Programs

June 16th, 2020

The Quad City Botanical Center announces new summer drop in programs, family activities, story times and day camps for kids. NEW DROP IN PROGRAMS EVERY THURSDAY 1:00-2:30 PM JUNE 18-AUG 6 Do hands on activities with your kids to learn about nature. New topic each Thursday, free for members or included with admission. No RSVP required. Great for kids entering K-4, but fun for all ages. KINDERNATURE SECOND TUESDAY EACH MONTH 10:30-11:30 AM AND 2:00-3:00 PM Enjoy a story and take your craft and snack home for a no contact revised program. KinderNature is for kids 3-5, RSVP required, $8 per child and... Read More

Enjoy A Drive-In Family Movie Night At Campbell Sports In Rock Island

June 13th, 2020

Join the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department for a Drive-in Movie in the Park on Saturday, June 13th. Abominable, a family friendly movie, will be the feature presentation at the Campbell Sports Complex located at 8399 29th St W, Rock Island. Gates will open for cars to park at 7:30 pm. All cars must be parked by 8:15 pm, for the movie to begin at 8:30 pm. Staff will be directing vehicles to park every other space so all vehicles are six feet apart. People must remain in their vehicles to watch the movie. A concession stand (cash only) will be available. This drive-in movie is presented... Read More

Keep Young Minds Growing At Rock Island Library This Summer

June 12th, 2020

There are many ways to keep little minds growing at the Rock Island Library this summer! Events for ages five and under this summer include: Virtual Storytimes, 10:30 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Facebook Live Take and Make Petite Picassos, June 15, July 13. Register to pick up supplies, and do the projects on your time! Virtual Big Screen Stories: Register, pick up a craft kit, and watch the animated story, available for at no charge to Rock Island Library cardholders through RIPL’s Kanopy Kids digital video service. June 16: Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type, by Doreen Cronin July 16:... Read More

Rock Out Rock Island With Heavy Metal Parking Lot At Wake Brewing

June 11th, 2020

Looking for a little outdoor fun this weekend? Make your way to Wake Brewing (2529 5th Avenue Rock Island) for some Heavy Metal Parking Lot fun this Friday Jun 12 from 5 – 8 p.m. and Saturday Jun 13 from 12 – 3 p.m. Enjoy Wake’s extended outside seating across their front parking lot while taking in the Weather, Heavy tunes, Wake brews and Amazing food by local food vendors. For more information and updates, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2607676766227026/.  Read More

Quad-Cities Performers Reflect on What Missing Audiences Means

June 11th, 2020

What a difference a year makes… On June 11, 2019, I was lucky enough to be among the 11,000 or so packed into Moline’s TaxSlayer Center (11th row center on the floor) to witness the first (and possibly last) performance of Sir Paul McCartney and his band in the Quad-Cities. It was an electrifying, unforgettable night – not least of which was due to the jaw-dropping lighting and multimedia displays, including a breathtaking pyrotechnic extravaganza during “Live and Let Die.” Part of what made it so thrilling was simply being in “the room where it happened,” celebrating a musical legend... Read More

Learning And Craft Programs And More Available At Rock Island Library

June 11th, 2020

Summer 2020 looks a lot different, yet the Rock Island Public Library is still offering readers of all ages plenty of ways to immerse themselves in a story through special summer reading events from June 1 to July 31. The Library has transformed its Imagine Your Story summer reading challenges and events into online, virtual, and take-home offerings. Most programs require registration, for ease in contacting participants about picking up kits via Curbside. Incentive-based reading challenges are available for children, teens, and adults. Participants can read anything they like, track it, and earn... Read More

Looking For A Podcast Guide To The Quad-Cities? Listen In To Find Out Some of the Great Local Spots!

June 7th, 2020

In town for a tourist activity or business? New to the Quad-Cities? Or maybe you’re from the Q-Cs and live here and you’re just looking for fun recommendations of things to do? In this special edition of QCUncut, the number one-rated podcast in the Quad-Cities, Sean Leary gives a fun and freewheeling tour of the local hot spots and places to go, whirling through all the downtowns and hitting on cool spots and great places to get tacos, pizza, steaks and more!  Read More

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