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Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Postpones January Show for January 2022

December 9th, 2020
Rock Island's Circa ’21 Postpones January Show for January 2022

At the close of a year that has very much gone wrong, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse has made another difficult decision – to postpone its forthcoming comedy, “The Play That Goes Wrong,” from this January to 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,” Circa ‘’21 producer Denny Hitchcock said Wednesday. “Our main concern,... Read More

Light Up Your Life With This Holiday Exhibit!

December 9th, 2020
Light Up Your Life With This Holiday Exhibit!

Looking to light up your life? Winter Nights Winter Lights is lighting up the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island! From now to Jan. 10, every night from 4 to 9 p.m. the outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 130,000 glowing lights. Showcasing our largest light display yet, new areas of our outdoor gardens will be lit, including the Children’s Garden. Explore the lawns, pond and pocket gardens of our outdoor light exhibit. Open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and the night of New Year’s Day. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. A small processing fee will be added... Read More

Mini-“Nutcracker” and Holiday Favorites Danced by Ballet Quad Cities

December 8th, 2020
Mini-“Nutcracker” and Holiday Favorites Danced by Ballet Quad Cities

In a normal holiday season, about 6,000 people would see Ballet Quad Cities’ “The Nutcracker” at Davenport’s Adler Theatre, including a free performance for area schoolchildren. But of course, 2020 is anything but normal – so a select, supremely fortunate 180 patrons are able to enjoy a new “Nutcracker in the Round” this month at The Outing Club, 2109 Brady St., Davenport. Due to the November Iowa restrictions for Covid prevention, a maximum of 15 guests are allowed to see the professional ballet company at one time, in a ballroom that can seat 500. Ballet Quad Cities originally planned... Read More

Quad City Quarantine Cookbook Now Available from Rock Island Public Library

December 6th, 2020
Quad City Quarantine Cookbook Now Available from Rock Island Public Library

Rock Island Public Library created The Quad City Quarantine Cookbook to document how the community spent time in their home kitchens during the COVID-19 shutdown. Now, this very tasty project is available for checkout, download, or purchase. Reference Librarian Rachel Ippolito first cooked up the special library project this spring, and then invited participation from other libraries in the Quad City Adult Programming Librarians Facebook group. The cookbook features 70 submissions from Illinois and Iowa patrons of the Rock Island, Colona, Cordova, East Moline, Silvis, Bettendorf, Davenport, and... Read More

Quad City Arts’ Quarantine Exhibit Postponed Until October 2021

December 4th, 2020
Quad City Arts’ Quarantine Exhibit Postponed Until October 2021

Quad City Arts’ plan to help regional artists stay motivated by creating artwork throughout the quarantine — which began in March 2020 — will continue into 2021 with the culminating exhibition of chosen works postponed to October 2021. The plan is to share the artwork with the public when we can safely gather socially, said Dawn Wohlford-Metallo, visual arts director at Quad City Arts. “As the pandemic wears on, it is more important than ever for people to express themselves creatively,” she said. All artists residing within a 250-mile radius of the Quad-Cities are invited to... Read More

UPDATED: Iowa Having ‘Severe Outbreak’ of Covid Cases and Deaths; Illinois Surging

December 4th, 2020
UPDATED: Iowa Having 'Severe Outbreak' of Covid Cases and Deaths; Illinois Surging

UPDATED: Iowa covid-19 cases and deaths continued to have a massive surge after the Thanksgiving holiday week, tripling the number in Illinois, which continues to experience a rise in cases of its own. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, there were 30,328 new confirmed and probable cases of covid-19 in Iowa on Dec. 3, with 258 deaths reported; and even more cases and deaths Dec. 4, with 30, 629 cases and 340 deaths. The numbers dwarf those in the larger neighboring state of Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 10,959 new confirmed and probable cases of... Read More

Illinois Reports 10,959 Additional Covid-19 Cases, 192 Additional Deaths

December 3rd, 2020
Illinois Reports 10,959 Additional Covid-19 Cases, 192 Additional Deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 10,959 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 192 additional deaths. Some data reported to IDPH is delayed from the weekends, including this past holiday weekend. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 759,562 cases, including 12,830 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 106,778 specimens for a total 10,806,364.  As of last night, 5,653 in Illinois were reported... Read More

UPDATED: Illinois Covid Mitigations Will Be In Place For At Least Two To Three More Weeks

December 1st, 2020
UPDATED: Illinois Covid Mitigations Will Be In Place For At Least Two To Three More Weeks

UPDATED: Illinois will remain under tier 3 covid mitigations for at least two to three more weeks, and could elevate to a more restrictive level if numbers get worse, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker said during his press conference today. Illinois covid numbers leapt back up after a few days of numbers getting better. After yesterday’s report of just 6,190 new cases, today’s report listed 12,542 new cases in Illinois and 125 new deaths over the past 24 hours. It should be noted that today marks six days from “Blackout Wednesday,” that traditional unofficial day of inebriation... Read More

Rock Island Lighting Up With Winter Nights At Quad City Botanical Center

December 1st, 2020
Rock Island Lighting Up With Winter Nights At Quad City Botanical Center

Winter Nights Winter Lights are illuminating the Quad-Cities! The extravagant and beautiful exhibit will be lighting up the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, through Jan. 10, every night from 4 to 9 p.m. The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 130,000 glowing lights. Showcasing our largest light display yet, new areas of our outdoor gardens will be lit, including the Children’s Garden. Explore the lawns, pond and pocket gardens of our outdoor light exhibit. Open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and the night of New Year’s Day. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. A... Read More

Last Chance To Pop In For Some Pop Up Shopping At Rock Island’s Quad City Arts Today

November 29th, 2020
Last Chance To Pop In For Some Pop Up Shopping At Rock Island's Quad City Arts Today

Good times are poppin’ up at the Pop up Gift Shop, happenin’ through TODAY, Sunday Nov 29 at Quad City Arts (1715 2nd Ave Rock Island). For more info, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/348641979902773 Festival of Trees may not be happening at the River Center this year, but there is still plenty to see and do! Come visit the Rock Island Gallery and check out Quad City Arts’ pop-up gift shop and window display, open through today, Nov. 29. You can still purchase a limited edition, Festival of Trees exclusive Isabel Bloom sculpture, purchase honor tree ornaments, and bid on a select... Read More