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2011-12 WQAD - Terry Swails' Family Fun Guide - Published by the River Cities' Reader

2011-12 WQAD - Terry Swails' Family Fun Guide - Published by the River Cities' Reader

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WQAD/Terry Swails Family Fun Guide
• Winter 2011/12
Welcme
 
to the Winter 2011/12 WQAD/Terry Swails Family Fun Guide, a special supplement to the
River Cities’ Reader 
’s Winter Guide. We have separated our children’s calendar from the regularseasonal guide and made it easier to navigate so that you can find the perfect events for yourkids and family. We’ve also added fun activities related to some of the hundreds of things happening over the next three months in the QuadCities and surrounding areas. So any day your children complain about being bored, you’re sure to find the perfect antidote here.
November & December
Green Girls’ Club
, create art with re-useablematerials; $10; for information, e-mail angie@reusableusables.org or call 563-289-3946, ReusableUsables Creative Arts Center, 322 N. Cody, LeClaire, IA,http://www.reusableusables.org, 3:45pm
Wed Nov 23and Wed Nov 30.
The Great Design
, teens can create large-scale art bythemselves or in groups, designing worlds using pencils,pens, and other media; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 3pm
Wed Nov 23 and Wed Nov 30
.
Holiday Family Event at the Figge
, create fun,decorative, delicious gingerbread houses, and giveyourselves the gift of hand printed cards and festivegift paper; $15-20; for information and to register,call Heather at 563-326-7804, ext. 2045, or e-mailhaaronson@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum,225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.figgeart.org,6pm
Thu Dec 1
.
Doodlebugs Preschool Program: Art in Bloom
,preschoolers and their adult companions will designtheir own special garden; free; for information, call319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Public Library, 500 1st StSE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 10:30am
FriDec 2
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Art Labs at the CRMA: Mixed Media Portraits forWee Ones
, ages 4 - 7 and an adult chaperone will createportraits using drawing techniques, paper, collage, andfound objects; $5, one adult companion/child is free; forinformation and to pre-register, contact Erin Thomasat 319-366-7503 or ethomas@crma.org, Cedar RapidsPublic Library, 500 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 1pm
Sat Dec 3
.
Scrap Club
, kids learn scrapbooking and papercrafting techniques, photo preservation and more; forinformation and to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan, IL,http://www.web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 3:30pm
Sun Dec 4
.
Messy Mondays for Ages 3-6
, featuring a storyand a craft; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm
MonDec 5
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smART Second Saturday Event
, children alongwith an adult companion are invited to learn moreabout art through a variety of cool activities in themuseum; free; for information, call 515-271-0328 or e-mail jcooley@desmoinesartcenter.org, Des Moines ArtCenter, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 10:15am
Sat Dec 10
.
smART Second Sunday Event
, a family workshopdesigned for ages 5 and older and their parents; free;for information, call 515-271-0306, Des Moines ArtCenter, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 1pm
Sun Dec 11
.
Messy Mondays for Ages 3-6
, featuring a story and acraft; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd.,Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm
Mon Dec 12
.
The Great Design
, on Wednesdays; teens cancreate large-scale art by themselves or in groups,designing worlds using pencils, pens, and other media;free; for information, call 563-326-7832, DavenportPublic Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 3pm
Wed Dec 14 thru Wed Dec 28
.
Candyland Kids’ Night
, featuring a kids’costumeshow at 6pm, face painting, a holiday arts & craftstable, a costume ball from 8-10pm, and more; $5-7;for information and tickets, call 562-477-4865, VillageTheatre, 2113 E 11th St, Village of East Davenport, IA,http://www.yelorobn.com, 5pm
Fri Dec 16
.
January & February
Kid Creations
, on Tuesdays; kids can drop in afterschool to make, create, and construct art, crafts, andmore; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, FairmountStreet Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 3:30pm
Tue Jan 3thru Tue Feb 28
.
The Great Design
, on Wednesdays; teens cancreate large-scale art by themselves or in groups,designing worlds using pencils, pens, and other media;free; for information, call 563-326-7832, DavenportPublic Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 3pm
Wed Jan 4 thru Wed Feb 29
.
Scrap Club
, kids learn scrapbooking and papercrafting techniques, photo preservation and more; forinformation and to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan, IL,http://www.web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 3:30pm
Sun Feb 5
.
Winter Blues at RME
, register by Dec. 15 forworkshops for ages 8-18, running Dec. 26 - 30;featuring vocal and instrumental workshops, as well asconcentration on blues composition and improvisation,led by Ellis Kell, Hal Reed, and other musicians fromthe region as rehearsal coordinators and instructors;the focus will be on sharpening one’s individual skillsand expressing oneself through the blues roots formby learning how to improvise, and also throughthe composition of original blues lyrics and music;concludes with a 6pm blues jam in the Redstone Roomon Dec. 30; sessions will be held from 1-5 pm on site;$125; for information and to register, call 563-326-1333ext. 113 or e-mail ekell@rivermusicexperience.org, RME(River Music Experience), 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,http://www.rivermusicexperience.org,
Wed Nov 23thru Thu Dec 15
.
Kidz Days at RME
, an educational program gearedfor children pre-school to 12 years of age that is centeredon live music and other performances just for kids; $5for parents, kids free; for information, call 563-326-1333,RME Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,http://www.rivermusicexperience.org, 10:30am
SatDec 17, Sat Jan 21, and Sat Feb 18
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Winter Blues Jam Concert
, the participants in thisyear’s sessions strut their stuff; following the jam, HalReed and Ellis Kell will select a group of “Winter BluesAll-Stars”to perform in the BlueSkool Tent at the 2012Mississippi Valley Blues Festival and as the opening actfor blues guitarist Samantha Fish in the Redstone Roomon January 13; $5; for information, call 563-326-1333,The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA, http://www.redstoneroom.com, 6pm
Fri Dec 30
.
Weekly StorytimeS
November & December
Baby Story Time @ Fairmount
, on Wednesdays;singing, bouncing, playing, and reading for ages 0-18 months; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,9:30am
Wed Nov 23 and Wed Nov 30
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Buffalo Library Story Time
, on Wednesdays; forages 0-5; for information, call 563-381-1797, BuffaloLibrary, 329 Dodge St., Buffalo, IA, http://www.scottcountylibrary.org, 10am
Wed Nov 23 and WedNov 30
.
Preschool Storytime
, on Wednesdays; stories,songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages 3-5; free;for information, call 563-344-4178, Bettendorf PublicLibrary, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 10am
Wed Nov 23 thruWed Dec 14
.
Storytimes for Ages 0-5
, on Wednesdays; free;for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island PublicLibrary - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 10:30am
Wed Nov 23 thru Wed Dec 14
.
Princeton Library Story Time
, on Wednesdays; forages 0-5; for information, call 563-289-4282, PrincetonLibrary, 328 River Dr., Princeton, IA, http://www.scottcountylibrary.org, 10am
Wed Nov 23 thru WedDec 28
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Baby Story Time @ Eastern
, on Fridays; singing,bouncing, playing, and reading for ages 0-18 months;free; for information, call 563-326-7832, DavenportPublic Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10am
Fri Nov 25
.
Storytimes for Ages 0-5
, on Fridays; free; forinformation, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island PublicLibrary - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 10:30am
Fri Nov 25 thru FriDec 16
.
Pre-school Story Hour
, on Sundays; enjoy thetelling of the story “The Snow Tree,cookies and juice,and a tour the Sun Garden atrium, and decorate a tot-sized tree with an assortment of natural ornaments; freewith botanical center admission; for information, callMegan at 309-794-0991 x25 or e-mail edu@qcgardens.com, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com, 1pm
Sun Nov 27thru Sun Dec 18
.
Wee Wigglers Toddler Time
, on Mondays, at9:30 & 10:45am; stories and hands-on activities forages 18 months to 36 months with an adult; free; forinformation, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library,3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com,9:30am
Mon Nov 28 thru Mon Dec 19
.
Preschool Storytime
, on Mondays; stories, songs,fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages 3-5; free; forinformation, call 563-344-4178, Bettendorf PublicLibrary, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 6:30pm
Mon Nov 28 thruMon Dec 12
.
Preschool Story Time at the CRMA
, on Tuesdays;the family friendly stories-songs-action rhymes programis designed for preschool-age children and their adults;free; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar RapidsMuseum of Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 11am
Tue Nov 29 and Tue Dec 6
.
Storytimes for Ages 0-5
, on Tuesdays; free; forinformation, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island PublicLibrary - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 10:30am
Tue Nov 29thru Tue Dec 13
.
Preschool Story Time @ Eastern
, on Tuesdays;stories, songs, crafts, and finger plays for ages 3-5;free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
 
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• Winter 2011/12
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Answers: Page 15Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,9:30am
Tue Nov 29 thru Tue Dec 27
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Toddler Story Time @ Eastern
, on Tuesdays; singing,dancing, finger plays, and books for toddlers, families,and caregivers; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 11am
Tue Nov 29 thru Tue Dec 27
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Eldridge Library Preschool & Toddler Story Time
,on Tuesdays; stories, songs, and crafts for ages 0-5; forinformation, call 563-381-1797, Eldridge Library, 200 N.6th Ave., Eldridge, IA, http://www.scottcountylibrary.org, 10am
Tue Nov 29 thru Tue Dec 27
.
Preschool Storytime
, on Wednesdays; stories,songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages 3-5; free;for information, call 563-344-4178, Bettendorf PublicLibrary, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 10am
Wed Nov 30 thruWed Dec 14
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Preschool Story Time
, on Thursdays; at 9:30 &10:45am; stories, finger plays, and hands-on activitiesfor children ages 3-5 not yet in kindergarten; free; forinformation and to register, call 309-524-2480, MolinePublic Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 9:30am
Thu Dec 1
.
Princeton Library Story Time
, on Wednesdays; for ages0-5; for information, call 563-289-4282, Princeton Library,328 River Dr., Princeton, IA, http://www.scottcountylibrary.org, 10am
Thu Dec 1 thru Thu Dec 22
.
Toddler Story Time @ Eastern
, on Thursdays; singing,dancing, finger plays, and books for toddlers, families,and caregivers; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10am
Thu Dec 1 thru Thu Dec 15
.
Preschool Storytime
, on Thursdays; stories, songs,fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages 3-5; free; forinformation, call 563-344-4178, Bettendorf PublicLibrary, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 10am
Thu Dec 1 and ThuDec 8
.
Preschool Storytime
, on Thursdays; stories, fingerplays, and hands-on activities for children ages 3-5 not
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Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove
, many of your favoriteWalt Disney characters will cross paths in a magicaladventure that features the Chinese heroine Mulan,
TheLittle Mermaid 
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yet in kindergarten; free; for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL,http://www.molinelibrary.com, 10:45am
Thu Dec 1
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Children’s Storytimes for Ages 0-5
, on Fridays; free;for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island PublicLibrary - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 10:30am
Fri Dec 2 thru FriDec 16
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Children’s Storytimes for Ages 0-5
, on Tuesdays;free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island,IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 10:30am
Tue Dec 6and Tue Dec 13
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Children’s Storytimes for Ages 0-5
, on Wednesdays;free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 RidgewoodRd., Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org,10:30am
Wed Dec 7 and Wed Dec 14
.
Eldridge Library Preschool & Toddler Story Time
,on Fridays; stories, songs, and crafts for ages 0-5; forinformation, call 563-381-1797, Eldridge Library, 200 N.6th Ave., Eldridge, IA, http://www.scottcountylibrary.org, 10am
Fri Dec 9 thru Fri Dec 30
.
January & February
Baby Story Time
, on Mondays; free; for information,call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10am
Mon Jan 2 thru Mon Feb 27
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Adventure Quest
, on Tuesdays; free; for information,call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - EasternAve. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 3:30pm
Tue Jan 3 thruTue Feb 28
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Baby Story Time
, on Tuesdays; free; for information,call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10am
Tue Jan 3 thru Tue Feb 28
.
Eldridge Library Preschool & Toddler Story Time
,on Tuesdays; stories, songs, and crafts for ages 0-5; forinformation, call 563-381-1797, Eldridge Library, 200 N.6th Ave., Eldridge, IA, http://www.scottcountylibrary.org, 10am
Tue Jan 3 thru Tue Feb 28
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