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Celebrate Noon Year’s Eve With HyVee

December 28th, 2020

Celebrate the New Year with HyVee’s Virtual Noon Year’s Eve Party at 11 a.m. Dec. 31! Join your Hy-Vee Dietitian Nina from the comfort of your own home for the following activities: • New Year’s Party Hat • New Year’s Noise Maker • New Year’s Confetti Sticks • KidsFit Countdown to the New Year For this class you will need the following supplies: New Year’s Noise Makers • Paper Plates (2 for each noise Maker) • Popsicle Stick • Glue • Stapler • Uncooked Pasta • Items to decorate like paint, markers, crayons, sequins, Pom-poms, ribbon DIY New Year’s Party Hat •... Read More

Honor And Support Iowa Arts And Culture With Celebrate Iowa Gala Going Virtual Friday

December 7th, 2020

You can help honor and support Iowa arts and culture this Friday, Dec. 11, as the 9th-annual Celebrate Iowa Gala will be hosted virtually from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The state’s premier cultural celebration, presented by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (IDCA), will offer guests once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet notable Iowans, watch an Iowa movie star add his handprints to the Wall of Fame at the State Historical Museum of Iowa, and enjoy musical performances at iconic Iowa venues, including the American Gothic House in Eldon and the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. The virtual event also... Read More

Virtual Writers Studio Scribbling In Saturday

November 19th, 2020

The Virtual Writers Studio hosted by Ryan Collins and the Midwest Writing Center will scribble in online from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Here are the details: Writer’s Studio will be meeting virtually in the private Facebook Group listed below at the regular time (1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, 11am-1pm). Writer’s Studio regulars or anyone interested in sharing and discussing their work in a constructive space, we’ve started a private group on Facebook for writers to connect while not meeting in-person. Please see the link below to join the group We will also be sharing other writing... Read More

Recycle the Runway Benefiting Dress for Success Quad Cities Going Virtual

July 15th, 2020

Dress for Success Quad Cities is going virtual for their next big event — Recycle the Runway! The gig will take place Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. live streamed via zoom. Dress for Success is focused on empowering women in our Quad Cities community to achieve economic independence through career and professional development. The funds raised by Recycle the Runway each year play a critical role in serving local women. Join Royal Neighbors of America and Exelon Corporation, along with celebrity emcee Angie Sharp, for an evening of fun for a great cause. Enjoy a “Project... Read More

Mississippi Valley Fair Will Go On, But Downsized, With No Big Name Grandstand Acts

June 29th, 2020

The Mississippi Valley Fair will go on, albeit in a stripped back fashion minus all of their big-name Grandstand Acts, Aug. 4-9 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust, Davenport, event representative Shawn Loter announced in a live press conference broadcast on Facebook Monday night. The move to downsize is a different one from those taken by most other area events. The majority of local performance venues and events have decided to go virtual, including the Walcott Truckers Jamboree being held online July 9-11 and the Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival, being held online July 31 and... Read More

Virtual Walcott Truckers Jamboree Revs Up in July

June 6th, 2020

After 40 years of drawing crowds to Walcott, Iowa, off I-80, the annual Truckers Jamboreee will be virtual this July 9-11, including an online Antique Truck Show; Super Truck Beauty Contest; Trucker’s Best Friend Pet Contest and free meals for drivers. “The good news is we will most definitely continue with our long-standing tradition of Celebrating America’s Truckers,” Heather DeBaillie, Vice President of Marketing for the Iowa 80 Truckstop, said in a recent release. “While we can’t host 45,000 people at Iowa 80 to celebrate, we will take the Jamboree virtual and still celebrate the... Read More

Virtual Walcott Truckers Jamboree Revs Up in July

May 18th, 2020

After 40 years of drawing crowds to Walcott, Iowa, off I-80, the annual Truckers Jamboreee will be virtual this July 9-11, including an online Antique Truck Show; Super Truck Beauty Contest; Trucker’s Best Friend Pet Contest and free meals for drivers. “The good news is we will most definitely continue with our long-standing tradition of Celebrating America’s Truckers,” Heather DeBaillie, Vice President of Marketing for the Iowa 80 Truckstop, said in a recent release. “While we can’t host 45,000 people at Iowa 80 to celebrate, we will take the Jamboree virtual and still celebrate the... Read More

Davenport’s Figge Museum Unveiling Second Virtual Exhibit Saturday

May 8th, 2020

On the heels of the Figge Art Museum’s first virtual exhibition comes a second virtual exhibition. Seen and Heard: The Art of Empowerment will open virtually at www.figgeartmuseum.org on Saturday.  Installed in the Figge Art Museum’s second-floor orientation gallery, Seen and Heard: The Art of Empowerment will be available for online viewing. This exhibition, drawn from the Figge Art Museum’s collection, features 13 women artists, including Marisol, Grace Hartigan, Louise Nevelson, Lee Krasner, and Alison Saar, who asserted their artistic empowerment despite social and cultural barriers.... Read More