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Time For Curry Out! Indian Restaurant Celebrating Its Opening In Rock Island

December 22nd, 2020
Time For Curry Out! Indian Restaurant Celebrating Its Opening In Rock Island

One of the coolest new restaurants in Rock Island, and the Quad-Cities, is celebrating its opening with a ribbon cutting. The City of Rock Island will celebrate Curry-Out (1407 30th Street, Rock Island) at a ribbon cutting Tuesday, December 22nd at 2:00 p.m. The ceremony will be conducted by Mayor Mike Thoms. Curry-Out is a newly established family owned and operated business, serving authentic Indian cuisine with fresh, healthy and local ingredients, cooked together with love. In addition to their menu items, they can prepare numerous other dishes upon request. They can even arrange for pickups... Read More

Season Of Giving Blood Drive Comes To Rock Island

December 21st, 2020
Season Of Giving Blood Drive Comes To Rock Island

Want to give in a profound way for the holidays? It’s time for the Season of Giving blood drive at Quad City Botanical Center in Rock Island. It is time for our annual Season of Giving blood drive in Illinois! We’ll be at the Quad Cities Botanical Center on December 22 and December 23 from 2pm – 6pm. Each donor will receive their choice of gift card OR long-sleeved t-shirt. Appointments are required. Schedule yours here: bit.ly/2Lw9WCK For more info see here.  Read More

Radicle Brings Back Strawberries And Cream Beer And Your Life Is Now Complete.

December 18th, 2020
Radicle Brings Back Strawberries And Cream Beer And Your Life Is Now Complete.

You ever wonder what happened to Strawberry Shortcake? You know, Strawberry Shortcake, the cartoon ginger who has had her artificially-scented life documented by various cartoons/animated reality TV shows over the past couple of decades before they got sent to the reeking dumpster of cancellation? Her friends were Lemon Meringue, Blueberry Muffin, Orange Blossom and Raspberry Torte, and they all had their own sickly sweet and sour personalities, but Strawberry Shortcake was the leader. Strawberry Shortcake debuted in 1980 as a child in the cartoons, so she’d be in her forties now. And like many... Read More

Quad City Arts to Award $85,000 in 2021 Arts Dollars Grants

December 16th, 2020
Quad City Arts to Award $85,000 in 2021 Arts Dollars Grants

Quad City Arts is seeking applications for its annual Arts Dollars grants for the 2021 cycle. Applications are welcome from individual artists, K-12 schools, and non-profit organizations partnering with artists. All art forms are eligible. Since 1990, Quad City Arts has supported the local art community by awarding more than $1 million in grants to local artists, non-profit organizations, and schools. As in past years, this year Quad City Arts will grant $85,500 to local artists and organizations. The application process is competitive, and applicants are encouraged to apply before the deadline... Read More

If The Quad-Cities, And The U.S., Wants Full Covid Recovery, Now’s The Time To Take Action

December 16th, 2020
If The Quad-Cities, And The U.S., Wants Full Covid Recovery, Now's The Time To Take Action

Some call me a pessimist. Some call me a cynic. Some call me the space cowboy, some call me the gangster of love. I prefer to think of myself as, no, not Maurice, but, rather, a pragmatist. A realist. And realistically, I don’t see the next few months going well in terms of covid-19. Today, Kim Reynolds is going to talk about potentially pulling back restrictions she put in place a month ago in regard to the pandemic ripping its way through the Midwest, and especially Iowa. Many think she’s going to pull back the restrictions. I don’t think she should. I know everyone wants to get back to... Read More

Genesius Guild Presents Unique Audio Version of “A Christmas Carol”

December 15th, 2020
Genesius Guild Presents Unique Audio Version of “A Christmas Carol”

Rock Island-based Genesius Guild has never staged the 1843 classic “A Christmas Carol” in its distinguished 63-year history. Until now, without actual staging. After the first summer without free, live theater in Rock Island’s Lincoln Park since 1957, Genesius veteran Mischa Hooker has organized a unique audio version of the iconic Charles Dickens story, featuring many other Guild vets among its 24-member cast. In a 90-minute abridged version Dickens himself created for public readings, the Genesius cast includes Susan Perrin-Sallak as narrator, Michael Carron as Scrooge, Phil Tunnicliff... Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Center Holding Children’s Holiday Gift Day

December 15th, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. Center Holding Children's Holiday Gift Day

If you’re a family in need this holiday season — and there are more people this year than ever who are challenged to get by — then the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 630 9th St., Rock Island, is holding a Children’s Holiday Gift Day. The Center says, “While we can’t hold our usual Children’s Holiday Party this year, we will still provide wrapped gifts for children ages 3-12. We are grateful to Moline Foundation, Royal Neighbors of America, Modern Woodmen of America, UnityPoint Health, PetSmart Moline, Thy Loving Kindness Ministries, Spring Forward, River... Read More

Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Dinner Theater Postpones ‘Play That Goes Wrong’ Until 2022

December 13th, 2020
Rock Island's Circa '21 Dinner Theater Postpones 'Play That Goes Wrong' Until 2022

As this distressing year comes to a welcome end, Circa ’21 has, after much discussion, made the very difficult decision to postpone its forthcoming comedy, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, until January 2022. “With the explosion of Covid – 19 cases in the last few weeks, and our Governor reverting back to the restrictions of Stage 3, coupled with the huge post-Thanksgiving surge anticipated in the next 2 weeks, and the post- Christmas increase, it was abundantly clear we had to postpone the show.” said Circa ’21 Producer, Denny Hitchcock.  “Our main concern, as always... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Holiday Events Brighten Family Time

December 11th, 2020
Rock Island Public Library Holiday Events Brighten Family Time

Santa is a busy elf, but there’s still time to get on his mailing list with the Rock Island Public Library’s Letter from Santa program. The library is accepting Letters from Santa requests through Friday, December 18. To participate, just fill out a Letters from Santa request form, and leave it in the mailbox provided. Santa will respond by mail with a personalized letter for the child. “Don’t tell, but other than being a fun and free family activity, participating also supports writing and reading literacy,” said Ranell Dennis, Rock Island Public Library Children’s Librarian. Request... Read More

Have Questions About The Covid-19 Vaccine? Here Are Some Answers…

December 11th, 2020
Have Questions About The Covid-19 Vaccine? Here Are Some Answers...

There are a LOT of questions in regard to covid-19, the upcoming vaccine, and various other health issues. In an effort to answer those questions and, as always, provide FACT-BASED reporting and information, we at QuadCities.com are printing the following Q and A regarding the covid-19 vaccine and other covid-related matters. The first questions were answered by Edward Rivers, director of the Scott County Health Department Who is involved in the vaccination planning in the Quad Cities? Our health departments, emergency management agencies, our local health systems (Genesis and UnityPoint) and... Read More