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Dracula
October 17, 2014 - 7:30 PM
October 18, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Scottish Rite Cathedral, Moline, IL
The Nutcracker
December 13, 2014 - 1:30 PM
December 13, 2014 - 7:30 PM
December 14, 2014 - 1:30 PM
Adler Theatre, Davenport, IA
Love Stories
February 27, 2015 - 7:30 PM
February 28, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Scottish Rite Cathedral, Moline, IL
The Sleeping Beauty
April 18, 2015 - 1:30 PM
April 18, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Adler Theatre, Davenport, IA
Ballet Under the Stars
June 5, 2015 8:00 PM
June 6, 2015 8:00 PM
June 7, 2015 8:00 PM
Lincoln Park Classic Theatre, Rock Island, IL
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FESTIVALS / MAJOR EVENTS
September
East West Riverfest, more than 300 events
will take place at venues across the Quad Cities,
with theatres, music clubs, concert halls, galleries,
historic sites, parks, libraries, museums, and
attractions offering cultural and history-related
festivals concerts, performances, tours, activities,
presentations, and workshops, EastWestRiverfest.
com, Fri Sep 5 thru Sun Sep 21.
Beaux Arts Fall Festival, annual art-festival
weekend featuring juried fine art and crafts,
live music, children’s activities, a food court, and
more; for information, e-mail BeauxArtsFair@
gmail.com, Figge Art Museum Plaza, 225 W. 2nd
St., Davenport, IA, BeauxArtsFair.com, 10am Sat
Sep 6 and Sun Sep 7.
Riverfront Pops w/ Michael Cavanaugh,
annual outdoor concert with Mark Russell
Smith conducting the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra and the star of Broadway’s “Movin’
Out”performing songs of Elton John; for tickets
and information, call 563-322-7276, LeClaire Park,
River Dr & Ripley St, Davenport, IA, QCSymphony.
com, 6:30pm Sat Sep 6.
Tommy Emmanuel, Grammy-nominated
acoustic guitarist in concert, with an opening set
by Loren & Mark; $39.50-49.50; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport,
IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Wed Sep 10.
Loretta Lynn, the legendary country singer
in concert; $33-53; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Thu Sep 18.
Celtic Festival and Highland Games,
annual outdoor celebration hosted by Celtic
Cultures Alliance of the Quad Cities, featuring
games of skill, competitions, live music,
dancing, vendors, children’s activities, historical
presentations, and much more, Centennial Park,
Beiderbecke Dr. & Marquette St., Davenport, IA,
CelticHighlandGames.org, Fri Sep 19 and Sat
Sep 20.
Brew Ha Ha, the Davenport Jaycees host
the annual samplings by local, regional, and
national brewers, plus live music by Corporate
Rock, improv comedy by the Blacklist, and more;
$30-35; for information, e-mail jayceesbrewhaha@
gmail.com, LeClaire Park, River Dr & Ripley St,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJaycee.com/brewhaha.
html, 1pm Sat Sep 20.
2014 Riverssance Festival of Fine Art, 27th
annual fine-arts festival featuring the works of
more than 100 national artists, live entertainment,
a childrem’s art tent, food vendors, and more; for
information, call (309)737-8910 or e-mail jodean@
midcoast.org, Lindsay Park, River Drive and
Mound Street, Davenport, IA, Midcoast.org, 10am
Sat Sep 20 and Sun Sep 21.
WWE Live, featuring world heavyweight
champion John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Seth
Rollins, Bray Wyatt, and other stars of the WWE;
$18.50-98.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
iwirelessCenter.com, 5pm Sun Sep 28.
Jekyll & Hyde, Tony-nominated musical drama
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FESTIVALS/MAJOR EVENTS
VISUAL ARTS
MUSIC
LITERARY ARTS
THEATRE
DANCE
COMEDY
MUSEUMS
MOVIES
SPORTS
OTHER EVENTS
LECTURES
COURSES
MEETINGS
HEALTH
SENIORS
based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel; $37-
57; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre,
136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com,
7:30pm Tue Sep 30.
October
Jeremy Camp, contemporary-Christian artist
in concert, with opening sets by Kutless and
Adam Cappa; $20-40; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm Wed Oct 8.
Demi Lovato, platinum-selling recording artist
in concert, with opening sets by Christina Perri
and MKTO; $19.50-29.50; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
iwirelessCenter.com, 7:30pm Sat Oct 11.
ZZ Top, concert with the chart-topping
musicians and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers; $55-75;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E.
3rd St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm
Sun Oct 12.
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So You Think You Can Dance: Season 11
National Tour, performances by the TV series’
Top 10 finalists Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew,
Emilio Dosal, Jacque LeWarne, Jessica Richens,
Ricky Ubeda, Rudy Abreu, Tanisha Belnap, Valerie
Rockey, and Zack Everhart; $39.75-65; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Tue
Oct 14.
Pearl Jam, concert with the chart-topping,
Grammy-winning rockers; $69.50; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr,
Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 7:30pm Fri Oct
17.
Brantley Gilbert, concert with the county
rocker, featuring special guests Aaron Lewis
and Chase Bryant; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
iwirelessCenter.com, 7pm Sat Oct 18.
Cher, the legendary performer in her “Dressed
to Kill”tour; $22-127; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
iwirelessCenter.com, 7:30pm Wed Oct 22.
November & December
Mötley Crüe: The Final Tour - Alice Cooper,
farewell-tour performance with the multi-
platinum selling rockers, performing with special
guest Cooper; $20-95; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
iwirelessCenter.com, 7pm Sun Nov 9.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Holiday
Pops, the annual holiday concert with the
symphony, area children’s choirs, and special
guests Cirque de la Symphonie; Fri. 8pm, Sat. 2:30
& 8pm; for tickets and information, call 563-322-
7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
QCSymphony.com, Fri Nov 21 and Sat Nov 22.
Quad City Arts 2014 Festival of Trees,
annual fundraising exhibit featuring hundreds
of decorated trees, presentations, live music,
a parade, children’s activities, and more; for
information and tickets, call 309-793-1213,
Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport,
IA, QuadCityArts.com, Sat Nov 22 thru Sun Nov
30.
Bill Maher, author, comedian, and 29-time
Emmy nominee in his national tour; $49.50-99.50;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E.
3rd St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm
Sun Nov 23.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by
Chip Davis, multimedia holiday show with the
Grammy-winning ensemble, in a Broadway at
the Adler presentation; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Wed Nov 26.
Gallery Hop!, original art, demonstrations,
carolers, and other holiday activities in a variety of
downtown locales; free; for information, call 309-
788-6311, The District of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St.,
Rock Island, IL, RIDistrict.com, 5pm Fri Dec 5.
VISUAL ARTS
OPENINGS & GALLERY EVENTS
Scott & Rock Island Counties
September
Outdoor Woodshop with Liam O’Neill,
internationally known Irish wood artist will
create a large-scale turned wood sculpture out
of a locally sourced tree, with the “Big Turnings”
unveiling on Sept. 14; for information, call 563-
326-7804, Figge Art Museum Plaza, 225 W. 2nd
St., Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Thu Sep
4 thru Sat Sep 6.
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed
activities, discussions, tours, refreshments, and
more; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Sep 25.
Opening Reception for Good Enough
to Eat: An ART buffet, exhibit by 24 regional
artists displaying works ranging from serious
food portraits to whimsical and sculptural
interpretations; $5 includes food tastings and live
music; for information, call 309-793-1213 ext. 108,
Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island,
IL, QuadCityArts.com, 6pm Fri Sep 5.
Beaux Arts Fall Festival, annual art-festival
weekend featuring juried fine art and crafts,
live music, children’s activities, a food court, and
more; for information, e-mail BeauxArtsFair@
gmail.com, Figge Art Museum Plaza, 225 W. 2nd
St., Davenport, IA, BeauxArtsFair.com, 10am Sat
Sep 6 and Sun Sep 7.
Outdoor Woodshop with Liam O’Neill,
internationally known Irish wood artist will
create a large-scale turned wood sculpture out
of a locally sourced tree, with the “Big Turnings”
unveiling on Sept. 14; for information, call 563-
326-7804, Figge Art Museum Plaza, 225 W. 2nd
St., Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Tue Sep
9 thru Sat Sep 13.
Opening Reception: Janet Macoska, lecture
with the nationally recognized rock photographer
from Cleveland, OH; Macoska’s images of Jewish
rock musicians will be the cornerstone of the
exhibition; an exhibit in the Jewish Federation
of the Quad Cities’“Jews Rock”series; for
information, call 309-793-1300, RME (River Music
Experience), 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, JFQC.
org, 7pm Wed Sep 10.
Opening Reception for Hometown Teams:
How Sports Shapes American Culture,
featuring activities and music celebrating
hometown sports in Rock Island County, with hot
dogs, high school bands, special tours, and more;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 11am Sat
Sep 13.
Vino van Gogh, enjoy wine and an art activity;
for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal
Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sun Sep
14.
Artists Talk: Works by Brian Borchardt and
Erick Wolfmeyer, held in conjunction with the
exhibit featuring handmade books by Steven’s
Point, Wis., artist Borchardt and handmade quilts
by Iowa City’s Wolfmeyer; free; for information,
call 563-333-6444, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/catich, 4pm Thu Sep 18.
Opening Reception: Works by Brian
Borchardt and Erick Wolfmeyer, held in
conjunction with the exhibit featuring handmade
books by Steven’s Point, Wis., artist Borchardt
and handmade quilts by Iowa City’s Wolfmeyer;
free; for information, call 563-333-6444, Catich
Gallery - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/catich, 5pm Thu Sep 18.
2014 Riverssance Festival of Fine Art, 27th
annual fine-arts festival featuring the works of
more than 100 national artists, live entertainment,
a childrem’s art tent, food vendors, and more;
for information, call (309)737-8910 or e-mail
jodean@midcoast.org, Lindsay Park, River Drive
and Mound Street, Davenport, IA, Midcoast.org,
10am Sat Sep 20 and Sun Sep 21.
NED: The Movie, a screening held in
conjunction with the “Living Proof”exhibit;
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 2pm Sun Sep 21.
PechaKucha Night: Celebrating Survivors,
short presentations accompanied by
complimentary snacks, cash bar, and $5 burger
baskets; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu Sep 25.
Final Fridays at Bucktown, exhibits,
demonstrations, and more; for information, call
563-424-1210, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225
E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm
Fri Sep 26.
Vino van Gogh, enjoy wine and an art activity;
for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal
Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sun Sep
28.
ArtPrize Bus Trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan,
start an immersion in visual art with a narrated
tram tour of 100 outdoor sculptures by renowned
artists at the Frederik Meijer Gardens; stay at
a downtown hotel within walking distance
of over 1200 works of art at 160 venues, plus
shopping, dining and microbreweries; enjoy a
private, docent lead tour at the Grand Rapids
Art Museum; register to vote for your favorite
art and help decide who will win $200,000 in
the world’s largest art competition; enjoy dinner
and conversation on the coach returning to the
Quad Cities; $325 per person/single room or
$580 per couple; for information, contact Dawn
Wohlford-Metallo 309-793-1213 ext. 108, Quad
City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL,
QuadCityArts.com, Mon Sep 29 and Tue Sep 30.
October
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed
activities, discussions, tours, refreshments, and
more; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Oct 2 thru Thu
Oct 30.
Clothesline Project, in the Ambrose Hall
Beehive Lounge; featuring T-shirts made to honor
women who have been affected by violence
will be displayed as part of Domestic Violence
Awareness Month; materials will be available
for those who want to make shirts; free; for
information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563-333-
6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu, St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu,
10am Thu Oct 2.
Special Wine & Art: Cancer Survivors &
Caretakers Art Night, $20; for information and to
register, contact Heather Aaronson at haaronson@
FiggeArtMuseum.org or 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Oct 2.
Framed!, a new discussion group that discusses
art rather than books; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Mon Oct 6.
Opening Reception: Works by Margaret
Babbitt, held in conjunction with the exhibit
featuring works by the Rock Island painter; free;
for information, call 333-6444, Morrissey Gallery,
Galvin Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose University,
2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/
Morrissey, 5pm Thu Oct 9.
Vino van Gogh, enjoy wine and an art activity;
for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal
Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sun Oct
12.
Artist Reception: Hector Duarte, artwork by
FESTIVALS / MAJOR EVENTS
October
Music and Comedy
Rock Island Brewing Company
September and October
I
recently checked out what’s in store for
Rock Island Brewing Company patrons
over the next couple of months, so trust me
when I say that right from the start, the venue’s
entertainment lineup is going to be the gratest.
And while I know how much you enjoy
catching occasional typos in my articles, in this
case I mean “gratest” just as it’s spelled, because
the fall fun at RIBCO begins with a visit by
The Gratest Story Ever Told, the Grateful
Dead tribute band that performs its eagerly awaited reunion show on September
6. Less than a week later, in a September 12 concert with opening acts the Tossers
and the Krank Daddies, the psychobilly ensemble Reverend Horton Heat will
deliver a potent blend of rock ’n’ roll, country, blues, punk, and swing ... and as
it’s an outdoor event, the group may as well throw some of its famed surf rock in
there, too. A Steely Dan tribute follows the very next night when the jazz, funk,
and R&B musicians of The Fez play their own outdoor show on September 13,
and an early master of experimental rock takes the RIBCO stage on September
19 with his headlining outfit Nik Turner’s Hawkwind, which performs alongside
Witch Mountain, Hedersleben, and Lark’s Tongue. Venturing into October, the
Santa Cruz-based trio The Chop Tops is showcased in a night of rockabilly, with
the band’s October 11 engagement also featuring sets with Rumble Seat Riot and
3 on the Tree. Switching its lineup with a detour into comedy, RIBCO will host
October 16’s return of the brilliant stand-up comedian (and memorable Louie
guest star) Doug Stanhope, who previously brought the venue’s house down in
the fall of 2012. A bona fide musical legend makes her way to the Quad Cities
on October 18, when Wanda Jackson – the iconic performer of the ’50s and ’60s
widely known as “the First Lady of rockabilly” – performs locally with openers
Pearl Mahone and the One Night Standards. And modern musical stylings will
be celebrated when RIBCO hosts an October 25 night with 90’s Daughter – by
which I mean the popular party band, and not my born-in-’91 godchild Jordan,
whose name I’m putting in print to make up for not sending a birthday card this
week. While Jordan bemoans her godfather’s laziness, you can check out the Rock
Island Brewing Company’s great – and Gratest – fall events at RIBCO.com. –
Mike Schulz
The Chop Tops, October 11
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the Chicago muralist/painter, with live music at
7pm; for information, contact Zaiga Thorson at
thorsonz@bhc.edu or 309-796-5469, Black Hawk
College ArtSpace Gallery, 6600 34th Ave, Moline,
IL, BHC.edu, 4pm Thu Oct 16.
Clothesline Project, in the Ambrose Hall
Beehive Lounge; featuring T-shirts made to honor
women who have been affected by violence
will be displayed as part of Domestic Violence
Awareness Month; materials will be available
for those who want to make shirts; free; for
information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563-
333-6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu, Rogalski
Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 9am Tue Oct 21.
Final Fridays at Bucktown, exhibits,
demonstrations, and more; for information, call
563-424-1210, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225
E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm
Fri Oct 31.
November & December
Framed!, a new discussion group that
discusses art rather than books; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Mon
Nov 3.
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed
activities, discussions, tours, refreshments, and
more; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Nov 6 thru Thu
Dec 4.
Artist Reception: JUICY!, abstract paintings
by Cedar Rapids artist Mary Zeran; for
information, contact Zaiga Thorson at thorsonz@
bhc.edu or 309-796-5469, Black Hawk College
ArtSpace Gallery, 6600 34th Ave, Moline, IL, BHC.
edu, 4pm Thu Nov 6.
Artist Talk: Anonymous Women, held in
conjunction with the exhibition featuring large-
scale photography by Chicago-based artist Patty
Carroll; free; for information, call 563-333-6444,
Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, 2101
Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/catich, 4pm
Thu Nov 6.
Opening Reception: Anonymous Women,
held in conjunction with the exhibition featuring
large-scale photography by Chicago-based artist
Patty Carroll; free; for information, call 563-333-
6444, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University,
2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/catich,
5pm Thu Nov 6.
Artists Reception: Naidine D’Angelo - Teresa
Mesich, ink drawings of robotic animals by
D’Angelo, acrylic paintings by Mesich; meet the
artists and enjoy refreshments; for information,
call 309-793-1213, ext. 108 or e-mail dwmetallo@
quadcityarts.com, Quad City Arts Center, 1715
2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL, QuadCityArts.com, 7pm
Fri Nov 7.
The Art of Sport: Paintings and Sculptures
of Athletes in Action, at 3 & 7pm; in this
slide lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur looks at
depictions of athletes in two-dimensional and
three-dimensional artwork; rather than attempt to
cover depictions of every type of sport, Mishur’s
selection of material represents a broad range
of style from realism to abstraction and from
the 5th century BCE up through the modernist
period; free; for information, call 309-743-2701,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL,
ButterworthCenter.com, 7pm Fri Nov 14.
Artist Reception: Bill Desmond, a collection
of 2-D and 3-D art owned by the Black Hawk
College philosophy professor; for information,
contact Zaiga Thorson at thorsonz@bhc.edu
or 309-796-5469, Black Hawk College ArtSpace
Gallery, 6600 34th Ave, Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 4pm
Thu Nov 20.
Final Fridays at Bucktown, exhibits,
demonstrations, and more; for information, call
563-424-1210, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225
E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm
Fri Nov 28.
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Framed!, a new discussion group that
discusses art rather than books; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Mon
Dec 1.
Gallery Hop!, original art, demonstrations,
carolers, and other holiday activities in a variety of
downtown locales; free; for information, call 309-
788-6311, The District of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St.,
Rock Island, IL, RIDistrict.com, 5pm Fri Dec 5.
Outlying Areas
Opening Reception for Dubuque: A Jewel
on the Mississippi River, an exhibition of works
by photographer Hunt Harris; refreshments
served; free; for information, e-mail Janice@
dbqstudioworks.org or call 563-583-6633, Gallery
C, 900 Jackson St., Dubuque, IA, DbqStudioWorks.
org, 6pm Fri Sep 5.
Opening Reception for Josh Van Stippen:
Nanoscale Exhibit, the Iowa City-based artist
presents an exhibit of nanoparticles brought to
the human scale; for information, call 563-652-
9925, Maquoketa Art Experience Studio & Gallery,
124 S. Main St., Maquoketa, IA, Maquoketa-art.
org, 6pm Sat Sep 13.
Smart Gumbo Event, dinner and discussion
held to provide funding to all facets of innovative
projects that impact the community, with soup
and bread provided by Dubuque Food Co-op; for
information, e-mail Paula Neuhaus at art.gumbo.
dbq@gmail.com, Dubuque Area Arts Collective,
902 Main St., Dubuque, IA, ArtGumboDubuque.
blogspot.com, 6pm Thu Sep 18.
Autumn Gems Quilt Show, featuring 400+
quilts, demonstrations, auctions, and more; $1-10,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria,
IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 9am Sat Sep 27 and
Sun Sep 28.
Gallery Walk, featuring local artist Mary
Merkel-Hess; free; for information, call 319-338-
4442, The Chait Galleries Downtown, 218 E
Washington St, Iowa City, IA, ChaitGalleries.com,
5pm Fri Oct 3.
Gwynneth VanLaven, an artist, educator
and 2004 Knox graduate, VanLaven works in
photography, installation, writing, performance,
and social engagement; for information, call
309-341-7337 or e-mail communications@knox.
edu, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College,
Galesburg, IL, Knox.edu, 7pm Fri Oct 10.
8th Annual Small Works Show Opening
Reception & Awards Ceremony, free; for
information, call 319-338-4442, The Chait
Galleries Downtown, 218 E Washington St, Iowa
City, IA, ChaitGalleries.com, 5pm Fri Nov 7.
Small Business Saturday, free; for
information, call 319-338-4442, The Chait
Galleries Downtown, 218 E Washington St, Iowa
City, IA, ChaitGalleries.com, 10am Sun Nov 9.
Celebrate the Season @ The Chait Galleries
Downtown, free; for information, call 319-338-
4442, The Chait Galleries Downtown, 218 E
Washington St, Iowa City, IA, ChaitGalleries.com,
5pm Fri Dec 5.
EXHIBITS
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Currently on Display
Home: The Work of the Late Rev. Edward
Catich, the 10th annual exhibit of the gallery’s
namesake, the late Rev. Edward Catich, will open
the door to the connections between Catich’s
home life and work; Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm; for
information, contact Leslie Grossman at 563-333-
6444, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University,
2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, thru
Sep 5.
Innovators and Legends: Generations in
Textiles and Fiber, exhibit featuring over 70
pieces by 50 artists from the U.S. and abroad
who explore the myriad possibilities inherent in
fabric, thread, fiber, and yarn; weaving, knitting,
soft sculpture, embroidery, felting, and other
techniques are featured; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm,
Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with
$4-7 museum admission; for information, call
563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun
Sep 7.
Local Threads, exhibit featuring artists in the
Quad Cities region who use fiber and textiles
to create vibrant, imaginative artworks; artists
include Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, Astrid
Hilger Bennett, Tricia Coulson, Mary Merkel
Hess, Dawn Wohlford Metallo, Amber O’Harrow,
and others; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-
9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun Sep 7.
From Pencil to Printed Page: Arthur
Geisert’s Thunderstorm, over 180 sketches,
plates, print states and hand-colored illustrations
will be accompanied by an assemblage of
artist’s tools, a printing press along with fun and
exciting children’s activities; Tue.-Sat. 10am-
5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with
$4-7 museum admission; for information, call
563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun
Sep 14.
David Murray, paintings by the Black Hawk
College art professor; for information, contact
Zaiga Thorson at thorsonz@bhc.edu or 309-796-
5469, Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, 6600
34th Ave, Moline, IL, BHC.edu, thru Fri Sep 19.
Works by Heather Baker, exhibit featuring
mixed-media art works by the Rochelle, IL artist;
Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm; free; for information, call
563-333-6444, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts
Center - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/Morrissey, thru Fri Sep
26.
Anne Coffman - Isaias Mejia, drawings by
Coffman, mixed media by Mejia; for information,
e-mail info@midcoast.org or call 563-424-1210,
MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr,
Moline, IL, Midcoast.org, thru Tue Sep 30.
Living Proof Exhibit: Cancer Survivor
Art, exhibit celebrating the creative spirit of
cancer survivors, featuring 50 works of created
by cancer survivors residing within a 150-mile
of the Quad Cities; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu.
10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
LivingProofExhibit.com, thru Sun Oct 26.
VISUAL ARTS
OPENINGS & GALLERY EVENTS
Scott & Rock Island Counties
November & December
Amber Williams @ Quad City International
Airport Gallery thru October 30
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Kimberlee Rocca - Amber Williams - Dale
Divoky, mixed-media works by Rocca, collage
by Williams, and stoneware by Divoky; for
information, call 309-793-1213 ext. 108, Quad
City Arts at the Airport, Quad City International
Airport, Airport Rd, Moline, IL, QuadCityArts.com,
thru Wed Oct 29.
Richard Clewell - Matthew Terry,
photography exhibit; for information, e-mail
info@midcoast.org or call 563-424-1210, Midcoast
at Bucktown Gallery, Bucktown Center for the
Arts, Davenport, IA, Midcoast.org, thru Fri Oct 31.
Two Americans in Paris: Stuart Davis and
Grant Wood, the exhibition will feature paintings
and works of paper from the Figge’s Grant Wood
Archive as well as a selection of Davis lithographs
from a private collection; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm,
Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with
$4-7 museum admission; for information, call
563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun
Nov 2.
A Legacy for Iowa, the first display of art from
the UIMA, the exhibition explores each painting’s
distinctive qualities, revealing each work as
remarkable in its own right, while also suggesting
how the objects and their makers interrelate
to create a tapestry of complex and fascinating
stories; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun.
noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission;
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art
Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArt.
org, thru Wed Dec 10.
Dan Johnson - Monica Schons, acrylics by
Johnson, jewelry by Schons; for information,
e-mail info@midcoast.org or call 563-424-1210,
MidCoast Gallery West, 2nd Ave & 16 1/2 St, Rock
Island, IL, Midcoast.org, thru Wed Dec 10.
Historic Aviation, a permanent installation
of historic aviation photographs, on display near
the airport administration offices on the west end
of the airport, just west of the ticketing counters;
for information, call 309-793-1213, ext. 108, Quad
City Arts at the Airport, Quad City International
Airport, Airport Rd, Moline, IL, QuadCityArts.com,
thru Wed Dec 10.
Against the Grain: Wood Art from the
Figge Collection, a selection of works from the
Figge collection showcasing artists who have
been inspired by the unique qualities of wood,
featuring works by Steve Sinner, Lane Phillips,
Galan Carpenter, Harvey Fein and Michael Mode;
Tuesdays thru Saturdays 10am-5pm, Thursdays
10am-9pm, Sundays noon-5pm; free with $4-7
museum admission; for information, call 563-326-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport,
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Wed Dec 10.
Opening in September
Good Enough to Eat: An ART buffet, exhibit
by 24 regional artists displaying works ranging
from serious food portraits to whimsical and
sculptural interpretations; Tue.-Fri. 10am-5pm,
Sat. 11am-5pm; for information, call 309-793-
1213 ext. 108, Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd
Ave, Rock Island, IL, QuadCityArts.com, Fri Sep 5
thru Fri Oct 24.
A Different Way of Seeing: Swedish Art from
the Charters Collection, free; for information,
call 309-794-7306, Augustana Teaching Museum
of Art, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.
edu/arts, Fri Sep 5 thru Sat Oct 25.
Works by Brian Borchardt and Erick
Wolfmeyer, exhibit featuring handmade books
by Steven’s Point, Wis., artist Borchardt and
handmade quilts by Iowa City’s Wolfmeyer.;
Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm; free; for information, call 563-
333-6444, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University,
2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/catich,
Wed Sep 10 thru Fri Oct 24.
Janet Macoska, a nationally recognized rock
photographer from Cleveland, OH, Macoska’s
images of Jewish rock musicians will be the
cornerstone of the exhibition; an exhibit in
the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities’“Jews
Rock”series; for information, call 309-793-1300,
RME (River Music Experience), 131 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, JFQC.org, thru Wed Dec 10.
Quad City Open/John Deere Classic
Memorabilia, exhibit held in conjunction with
the area’s “Hometown Teams”programming;
free; for information, call 309-788-0806, Karpeles
Manuscript Library, 700 22nd St., Rock Island, IL,
Rain.org/~karpeles, Sat Sep 13 thru Sat Oct 25.
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shapes
American Culture, touring exhibit on how
sports affects nearly all aspects of American
culture, paired with local programs and exhibits
on Rock Island County sports heritage; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island,
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, Sat Sep 13 thru Sat
Oct 25.
Quad City Open/John Deere Classic
Memorabilia, exhibit held in conjunction with
the area’s “Hometown Teams”programming; free;
for information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, RICHS.cc, Sat Sep
13 thru Sat Oct 25.
Small Town Roots of Big Time Sports, local
display on the Rock Island Independents, the Tri-
City Blackhawks, high school legacies, the places
where we play, and the world series of softball
tournament; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
Sat Sep 13 thru Sat Oct 25.
Artists First College Art Faculty of the Quad
Cities, exhibition of works by art professors from
Ashford University, Augustana College, Black
Hawk College, Eastern Iowa Community College,
Knox College, Monmouth College, St. Ambrose
University, and Western Illinois University;
Tuesdays thru Saturdays 10am-5pm, Thursdays
10am-9pm, Sundays noon-5pm; free with
$4-7 museum admission; for information, call
563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Sep 13
thru Sun Nov 2.
“Baby Doll”Jacobson: A Life in Baseball,
learn about the former Rock Island Islander player
who set 13 American League records as a St. Louis
Browns center fielder; exhibit held in conjunction
with the area’s “Hometown Teams”programming;
Wed.-Sat.9am-4pm; free; for information, call 309-
764-8590, Rock Island County Historical Society,
822 11th Ave., Moline, IL, RICHS.cc, Sat Sep 13
thru Sat Oct 25.
Hector Duarte, artwork by the Chicago
muralist/painter; for information, contact Zaiga
Thorson at thorsonz@bhc.edu or 309-796-5469,
Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, 6600 34th
Ave, Moline, IL, BHC.edu, Mon Sep 22 thru Fri
Oct 17.
Professional Baseball: Relics of Baseball’s
Past, exhibit held in conjunction with the area’s
“Hometown Teams”programming; Tue.-Fri.
10:30am-3:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 10am-4pm; free;
for information, call 309-788-0806, Karpeles
Manuscript Library, 700 22nd St., Rock Island, IL,
Rain.org/~karpeles, Thu Sep 25 thru Sat Oct 25.
African American Art After 1950:
Perspectives from the David D. Driskell Center,
exhibition of works by artists including Faith
Ringgold, Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett,
Sam Gilliam, Kara Walker, Chakaia Booker, and
Willie Cole; Tuesdays thru Saturdays 10am-5pm,
Thursdays 10am-9pm, Sundays noon-5pm; free
with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd
St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Sep
27 thru Wed Dec 10.
Opening in October
Lucas Berns, digital works; for information,
e-mail info@midcoast.org or call 563-424-1210,
MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr,
Moline, IL, Midcoast.org, Wed Oct 1 thru Sun
Nov 30.
Works by Margaret Babbitt, exhibit of
paintings by the Rock Island artist; Mon.-Fri. 9am-
5pm; free; for information, call 563-333-6444,
Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St.
Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport,
IA, SAU.edu/Morrissey, Fri Oct 3 thru Fri Nov 14.
JUICY!, abstract paintings by Cedar Rapids
artist Mary Zeran; for information, contact Zaiga
Thorson at thorsonz@bhc.edu or 309-796-5469,
Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, 6600 34th
Ave, Moline, IL, BHC.edu, Mon Oct 20 thru Fri
Nov 14.
Anonymous Women, exhibition featuring
large-scale photography by Chicago-based
artist Patty Carroll; Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm; free; for
information, call 563-333-6444, Catich Gallery - St.
Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport,
IA, SAU.edu/catich, Wed Oct 29 thru Wed Dec 10.
Naidine D’Angelo - Teresa Mesich, ink
drawings of robotic animals by D’Angelo, acrylic
paintings by Mesich; Tue.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat.
11am-5pm; for information, call 309-793-1213,
ext. 108 or e-mail dwmetallo@quadcityarts.com,
Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island,
IL, QuadCityArts.com, Fri Oct 31 thru Wed Dec
10.
Opening in November & December
Diane Bruce - Margery Franklin, pastels by
Bruce, photography by Franklin; for information,
e-mail info@midcoast.org or call 563-424-1210,
Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery, Bucktown Center
for the Arts, Davenport, IA, Midcoast.org, Sat Nov
1 thru Wed Dec 10.
Linda Kelty - Catherine Moneysmith, multi-
media works by Kelty, oils by Moneysmith; for
information, e-mail info@midcoast.org or call
563-424-1210, MidCoast Gallery West, 2nd Ave &
16 1/2 St, Rock Island, IL, Midcoast.org, Sat Nov 1
thru Wed Dec 10.
Michael Johnson - Quad City Wood Turner’s
Club, photography by Johnson and wood
creations by club members; for information, call
309-793-1213, ext. 108 or e-mail dwmetallo@
quadcityarts.com, Quad City Arts at the Airport,
Quad City International Airport, Airport Rd,
Moline, IL, QuadCityArts.com, Mon Nov 3 thru
Wed Dec 10.
Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the
American Folk Art Museum, nationally-touring
exhibit featuring quilts, furniture, paintings,
sculptures, books, and assemblages dating from
the 18th to the 21st centuries; Tuesdays thru
Saturdays 10am-5pm, Thursdays 10am-9pm,
Sundays noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Nov 15 thru Wed Dec
10.
Bill Desmond, a collection of 2-D and 3-D art
owned by the Black Hawk College philosophy
professor; for information, contact Zaiga Thorson
at thorsonz@bhc.edu or 309-796-5469, Black Hawk
College ArtSpace Gallery, 6600 34th Ave, Moline,
IL, BHC.edu, Mon Nov 17 thru Wed Dec 10.
Rozz-Tox Poster Archives, exhibit of
promotional poster art for past events at Rock
Island’s cafe/music/art venue; Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm;
free; for information, call 563-333-6444, Morrissey
Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/Morrissey, Fri Nov 21 thru Wed Dec 10.
Amber Fryxell - Laura Weinberg,
printmaking by Fryxell, acrylics by Weinberg; for
information, e-mail info@midcoast.org or call
563-424-1210, MidCoast Centre Station Gallery,
1200 River Dr, Moline, IL, Midcoast.org, Mon Dec
1 thru Wed Dec 10.
Outlying Areas
Anaid Hernandez Rendon, mixed-media
exhibit; Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun.
noon-4pm; for information, call 319-338-4442,
The Chait Galleries Downtown, 218 E Washington
St, Iowa City, IA, TheGalleriesDowntown.com,
1pm thru Fri Sep 5.
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VISUAL ARTS
EXHIBITS
Outlying Areas
7.
Beadology Iowa Open Lab, on Thursdays;
receive the benefit of Beadology Iowa’s
experienced staff at no charge; on the third
Thursday of each month, join Wendy Ford for
free soft glass tutorials from 5:30-7:30pm; for
information, call 319-338-1566, Beadology
Iowa, 220 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA,
BeadologyIowa.com, 4pm Thu Nov 6 thru Thu
Dec 4.
Creation Studio, free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Thu Nov 6.
Terrarium Jewelry Workshop, a create-
your-own terrarium necklace workshop;
$20; for information and to register, e-mail
theadventureorange@gmail.com or call 309-737-
1763, The Adventure Orange, 833 15th Ave., East
Moline, IL, 6pm Thu Nov 6.
Felted Flower Hair-Clips, all skill levels learn
to turn old wool felted sweaters into beautiful
flowers for your hair; $20; for information and to
register, e-mail theadventureorange@gmail.com
or call 309-737-1763, The Adventure Orange, 833
15th Ave., East Moline, IL, 6pm Thu Nov 13.
Record Bracelets, all skill levels learn
to upcycle old vinyl records into bracelets;
$15; for information and to register, e-mail
theadventureorange@gmail.com or call 309-737-
1763, The Adventure Orange, 833 15th Ave., East
Moline, IL, 6pm Thu Nov 20.
Book Art/Found Object Christmas
Ornament Workshop, create up to 3 original
glass Ornaments using our collection of vintage
paper, book illustrations, and found objects;
$25; for information and to register, e-mail
theadventureorange@gmail.com or call 309-737-
1763, The Adventure Orange, 833 15th Ave., East
Moline, IL, 1pm Sat Nov 22.
Bauble Necklace Class, make a beautiful
custom necklace with glass baubles, and your
own custom image inside; $20; for information
and to register, e-mail theadventureorange@
gmail.com or call 309-737-1763, The Adventure
Orange, 833 15th Ave., East Moline, IL, 1pm Sat
Nov 29.
Creation Studio: Needle Felted-Ornaments,
local DIYer KayCee Cleaveland will show you
how to needle felt ornaments using wool
roving and cookie cutters; $5 materials fee; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Thu Dec 4.
MUSIC
CONCERTS
Scott & Rock Island Counties
September
The Candymakers, an event in the Thursday
Night Groove Concert series, Schwiebert
Riverfront Park, between 17th & 20th Streets,
Rock Island, IL, RIGOV.org, 7pm Thu Sep 4.
Bucktown Revue Presents: An Evening with
the Matt Flinner Trio, special concert event
with the mandolin player and his ensemble;
$12-20, Nighswander Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport, IA, Bucktown.rustmachine.com/
reserve-tickets, 7pm Fri Sep 5.
Casual Classics Concert One: Rene Lecuona
on Piano, featuring Rene Lecuona, University
of Iowa professor of piano; free; for information,
contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001, Galvin Fine
Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu, 5pm Fri Sep 5.
Riverfront Pops w/ Michael Cavanaugh,
annual outdoor concert with Mark Russell
Smith conducting the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra and the star of Broadway’s “Movin’ Out”
performing songs of Elton John; for tickets and
information, call 563-322-7276, LeClaire Park,
River Dr & Ripley St, Davenport, IA, QCSymphony.
Carl Van Vechten: Photographer to the
Stars, this exhibition, in commemoration of the
50th anniversary of Van Vechten’s death in 1964,
takes a broad look at the many artists, writers, and
performers Van Vechten shot during his career;
for information call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA,
CRMA.org, thru Sun Sep 7.
Charles Knudsen, exhibit of sculptures, folk
art, paintings, and collage; Wed.-Sun. 1-4pm; for
information, call 563-243-3300, River Arts Center,
229 5th Ave S, Clinton, IA, thru Sun Sep 14.
Grant Wood: American Impressionist, this
exhibition will trace the trajectory of Wood’s
interest in Impressionism from the 1910s through
to his dramatic stylistic change in the late 1920s,
the result of a trip to Germany to oversee the
fabrication of the stained glass window for the
Veterans Memorial Building; for information call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410
Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, thru Sun
Sep 21.
Photojournalist, Social Documentarian,
Movement Propagandist: The Photography
of Matt Herron, exhibition of Herron’s Civil
Rights-era photographs; open 9am-5pm daily; for
information, call 319-643-5301, Herbert Hoover
Presidential Library & Museum, Off I-80 at exit
254, West Branch, IA, Hoover.archives.gov, thru
Sun Sep 21.
Josh Van Stippen: Nanoscale Exhibit, the
Iowa City-based artist presents an exhibit of
nanoparticles brought to the human scale;
Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm, Sat. & Sun. noon-4pm; for
information, call 563-652-9925, Maquoketa Art
Experience Studio & Gallery, 124 S. Main St.,
Maquoketa, IA, Maquoketa-art.org, thru Thu Sep
25.
Angela Waseskuk, works in different media by
the Cedar Falls artist; Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun.
noon-4pm; for information, call 319-364-1580,
CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, LegionArts.org, thru Sun Sep 28.
Nathan Biehl: Dichromacy, a collection of
split-tone photography by the Cedar Rapids
artist; Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for
information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts,
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org,
thru Sun Sep 28.
Nicholas Economos, seven rotating videos
under the title “Intervals”; Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm,
Sun. noon-4pm; for information, call 319-364-
1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, thru Sun Sep 28.
Marvin Cone on My Mind: The Ceramics
of Dean Schwarz, this exhibition pairs many of
Cone’s paintings with several of Schwarz’s pots,
creating a unique conversation between the two
media and the two artists; for information call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410
Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, thru Sun
Nov 2.
Art in Roman Life, over 50 works, including
coins, glass vessels, ceramic lamps, marble
sculptures, and more; for information, call 319-
366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third
Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, thru Wed Dec
10.
Grant Wood: In Focus, culled from the
museum’s extensive collection of works, this
single-gallery installation serves as a brief
overview of the artistic achievements of this
important American painter; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410
Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, thru Wed
Dec 10.
Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker,
new takes on the important Iowa City artist; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA,
CRMA.org, thru Wed Dec 10.
The Restless Spirit: American Art from the
Collection, a revolving 4-gallery presentation
that takes in-depth looks at recurring themes in
American art, with entire galleries dismantled and
reinstalled on a periodic basis; Tue., Wed., Fri., &
Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm; Sat. 10am-4pm;
for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA,
CRMA.org, thru Wed Dec 10.
Dubuque: A Jewel on the Mississippi
River, an exhibition of works by photographer
Hunt Harris; for information, e-mail Janice@
dbqstudioworks.org or call 563-583-6633, Gallery
C, 900 Jackson St., Dubuque, IA, DbqStudioWorks.
org, Fri Sep 5 thru Sun Sep 28.
Gwynneth VanLaven, an artist, educator
and 2004 Knox graduate, VanLaven works in
photography, installation, writing, performance,
and social engagement; 8am-4:30pm daily; free;
for information, call 309-341-7337 or e-mail
communications@knox.edu, Ford Center for the
Fine Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, Knox.edu,
Fri Oct 10 thru Mon Nov 10.
CLASSES
September & October
Creation Studio: Rolled Wax Candles,
led by local DIYer KayCee Cleaveland; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Thu Sep 4.
Beadology Iowa Open Lab, on Thursdays;
receive the benefit of Beadology Iowa’s
experienced staff at no charge; on the third
Thursday of each month, join Wendy Ford for
free soft glass tutorials from 5:30-7:30pm; for
information, call 319-338-1566, Beadology
Iowa, 220 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA,
BeadologyIowa.com, 4pm Thu Sep 4 thru Thu
Oct 30.
Full Circle Project, an art-therapy program
for cancer patients held in conjunction with
the Living Proof Exhibit; led by artist Dawn
Wohlford Metallo and taught by instructors from
the University of Iowa, St. Ambrose University,
and the Midwest Writing Center; Papermaking
10am-2pm on September 6, Bookmaking
10am-1pm on September 13, Journaling
1-3pm on September 13; for information and
to register, contact Pamela Crouch at 309-236-
1360 or livingproofexhibit@gmail.com, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Sep 6.
Watercolor Class, taught by Bonnie
Temperley; for high schoolers and up; while this
class is primarily for beginning and intermediate
painters, more advanced students are welcome;
$30-35; for information, call 563-243-3300, River
Arts Center, 229 5th Ave S, Clinton, IA, 10am Sat
Sep 6.
Beadology Iowa Flame Studio Open Lab,
on Sundays; receive the benefit of Beadology
Iowa’s experienced staff
at no charge; on the
third Sunday of each
month, join Benjamin
Revis for free hard-glass
tutorials from 1-3pm; for
information, call 319-338-
1566, Beadology Iowa,
220 E Washington St, Iowa
City, IA, BeadologyIowa.
com, 12pm Sun Sep 7
thru Sun Oct 26.
Fused Glass Jewelry
Making, Tuesdays
thru Sept. 23; $88; for
information and to
register, call 309-796-
8223, Black Hawk College
Outreach Center, 301
Avenue of the Cities, East
Moline, IL, BHC.edu/pace,
6pm Tue Sep 9.
Stained Glass
(Beginning, Copper Foil), Wednesdays thru Oct.
15; $70; for information and to register, call 309-
796-8223, Black Hawk College Outreach Center,
301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL, BHC.
edu/pace, 6pm Wed Sep 10.
Oil Painting Made Easy, Mondays thru Oct.
27; $50; for information and to register, call 309-
796-8223, Black Hawk College Outreach Center,
301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL, BHC.
edu/pace, 6pm Mon Sep 15.
Calligraphy Class, taught by Amy Nielsen; for
high schoolers and up; a continuing class, but
newcomers are welcome; $30-35; for information,
call 563-243-3300, River Arts Center, 229 5th Ave
S, Clinton, IA, 10am Tue Sep 16.
Wine Corkboard, a create-your-own wine cork
board workshop in which wine corks are used to
create a beautiful, minimalist, and compact wine
cork board; $15; for information and to register,
e-mail theadventureorange@gmail.com or call
309-737-1763, The Adventure Orange, 833 15th
Ave., East Moline, IL, 6pm Thu Oct 2.
Basic Sewing, this class teaches each student
the basics of using a sewing machine; at the
end of the class you will be able to thread your
machine, wind your bobbin, troubleshoot
problems, and know the basics of using your
sewing machine; $40; for information and to
register, e-mail theadventureorange@gmail.com
or call 309-737-1763, The Adventure Orange, 833
15th Ave., East Moline, IL, 6pm Thu Oct 9.
Mixed Media “Book”Art Shadowbox
Workshop, design your own piece of original,
mixed-media art; $40; for information and to
register, e-mail theadventureorange@gmail.com
or call 309-737-1763, The Adventure Orange, 833
15th Ave., East Moline, IL, 1pm Sat Oct 18.
T-Shirt Scarves, create a simple scarf for the
fall/winter season while learning basic sewing
skills; $15; for information and to register, e-mail
theadventureorange@gmail.com or call 309-737-
1763, The Adventure Orange, 833 15th Ave., East
Moline, IL, 6pm Thu Oct 23.
November & December
The Mother of all Terrarium Workshops
(Tillandsia), create an elegant hanging glass
terrarium while designing and customizing a
living space for your new, low maintenance
Tillandsia Air Plant; $40; for information and to
register, e-mail theadventureorange@gmail.com
or call 309-737-1763, The Adventure Orange, 833
15th Ave., East Moline, IL, 1pm Sat Nov 1.
Beadology Iowa Flame Studio Open
Lab, receive the benefit of Beadology Iowa’s
experienced staff at no charge; on the third
Sunday of each month, join Benjamin Revis
for free hard-glass tutorials from 1-3pm; for
information, call 319-338-1566, Beadology
Iowa, 220 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA,
BeadologyIowa.com, 12pm Sun Nov 2 thru Dec
Teresa Mesich @ Quad City Arts Center, October 31
thru December 19
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com, 6:30pm Sat Sep 6.
The Gratest Story Ever Told Reunion Show,
Grateful Dead tribute musicians in concert; for
information, call 309-793-4060, RIBCO, 1815 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, RIBCO.com, 9:30pm Sat Sep
6.
Hot Club of San Francisco, in Building 4,
Room 115; fine French Gypsy Jazz performed on
string instruments; free; for information, contact
Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 11am Wed Sep 10.
Tommy Emmanuel, Grammy-nominated
acoustic guitarist in concert, with an opening
set by Loren & Mark; $39.50-49.50; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Wed
Sep 10.
Funktastic Five, an event in the Thursday
Night Groove Concert series, Schwiebert
Riverfront Park, between 17th & 20th Streets,
Rock Island, IL, RIGOV.org, 7pm Thu Sep 11.
Janiva Magness, singer/songwriter performs
in support of her new album “Original”; $18; for
tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Thu Sep 11.
Reverend Horton Heat, Dallas-based
psychobilly trio in concert, with opening sets by
The Tossers and The Krank Daddies; $20 advance
tickets; for information, call 309-793-4060, RIBCO,
1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, RIBCO.com, 8pm
Fri Sep 12.
The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13
piece big band will be playing all your favorites
from the Big Band era; featuring hits from
Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Henry
Mancini, and Stan Kenton; 5pm doors, 6pm show;
$13-16; for tickets and information, call 309-786-
7733, extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818
3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 6pm Fri
Sep 12.
Hot Club of San Francisco, jazz artists
perform in Quad City Arts Visiting Artists series;
$10-15; for tickets and information, call 563-326-
1691, First Presbyterian Church of Davenport,
1702 Iowa St., Davenport, IA, QuadCityArts.com,
7:30pm Sat Sep 13.
3rd Annual Joel Pena Memorial Jam, no
cover; for information, call 563-328-3702, Geezer’s
Draft House, 1654 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, 4pm
Sun Sep 14.
Jason Carl & the Whole Damn Band, an
event in the Thursday Night Groove Concert
series, Schwiebert Riverfront Park, between 17th
& 20th Streets, Rock Island, IL, RIGOV.org, 7pm
Thu Sep 18.
Loretta Lynn, the legendary country singer
in concert; $33-53; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Thu Sep 18.
The Return: A Tribute to the Beatles, at
6 & 9pm; concerts with the internationally
touring tribute artists; $29.50-35; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2, Circa
‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island,
IL, Circa21.com, Thu Sep 18.
Andy McKee, concert with the instrumental
acoustic guitarist; $20-25; for tickets
and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Fri Sep 19.
Brown Bag Lunch: Lewis Knudsen,
performance by the local singer/guitarist; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 12pm Fri Sep 19.
The Paul Avers Band, live country music and
dancing; 6:30pm doors; $10; for information,
call 563-322-4431, Col Ballroom, 1012 W. 4th St.,
Davenport, IA, ColBallroom.net, 7:30pm Fri Sep 19.
Nik Turner’s Hawkwind - Witch Mountain
- Hedersleben - Lark’s Tongue, experimental
rockers in concert; $13 advance tickets; for
information, call 309-793-4060, RIBCO, 1815 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, RIBCO.com, 8pm Fri Sep 19.
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River City Radio Hour, 5:30pm social hour,
6:30pm dinner, 7:30pm show; $20 for dinner and
show, show-only free; for information and to
reserve, call 309-762-8547, Moline Commercial
Club, 513b 16th St, Moline, IL, 5:30pm Fri Sep 19.
Genesis Doctors in Recital, the musical
talents of Quad Cities physicians and families will
be featured in the fifth-annual recital to benefit
music-therapy programs for Genesis Health
System hospice patients; $15-290; for tickets and
information, call 563-421-6861, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 2pm Sun Sep 21.
Cody Canada & the Departed, rock
and alt-country musicians in concert; $17-
18; for information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Mon Sep 22.
Janet Stodd, flute recital; free; for information,
contact Sam Schlouch at samschlouch@
augustana.edu or 309-794-7833, Denkmann
Memorial Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Tue
Sep 23.
Banned Song Fest, banned songs sung by
local bands and emceed by Scott Tunnicliff,
with performances by Ellis Kell, Bret Dale, Nick
Vasquez, John Resch, Lucas Barnes, Carol Anne
Chouteau, Marian Lee, Sangeetha Rayapati, and
Jon Eric; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm
Wed Sep 24.
Ellis Kell Band, an event in the Thursday Night
Groove Concert series, Schwiebert Riverfront
Park, between 17th & 20th Streets, Rock Island, IL,
RIGOV.org, 7pm Thu Sep 25.
A Damn Good Time Volume VIII: MRG -
The Blacklist - Earth Ascending - Errol Hem
- Travis Barron - Little Ruckus, event featuring
music, art, dance, and an array of other talents
on both floors; $8.50-11.50; for tickets and
information, call 563-326-1333, RME (River
Music Experience), 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Fri Sep 26.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Benefit Concert,
concert for the national, social, non-hazing
fraternity for men who love music; free;
for information, contact Sam Schlouch at
samschlouch@augustana.edu or 309-794-7833,
Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana College,
3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts,
4pm Sat Sep 27.
Smooth Groove, playing The Amazing Race’s
after-party concert; free, Schwiebert Riverfront
Park, between 17th & 20th Streets, Rock Island, IL,
RIGOV.org, 3pm Sat Sep 27.
Festival of Praise Tour: Fred Hammond and
Donnie McClurkin, $30-55for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport,
IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm Mon Sep 29.
Dez Cordas, features double bassist Craig
Butterfield and guitarist Matthew Slotkin in an
eclectic mix of musical styles from tango to jazz
to baroque; free; for information, contact Sam
Schlouch at samschlouch@augustana.edu or 309-
794-7833, Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana
College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.
edu/arts, 8pm Tue Sep 30.
Voice Seminar, free; for information, contact
Sam Schlouch at samschlouch@augustana.edu
or 309-794-7833, Denkmann Memorial Hall -
Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/arts, 10:45am Tue Sep 30.
October
Erin Keefe, in Building 4, Room 115; violinist
who has performed with the top orchestras of
the world and has won competitions in North
America, Europe, and Asia; free; for information,
contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th
Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 1pm Wed Oct 1.
Chicago Farmer Vinyl Release Show, singer/
songwriter in concert; $8-10; for information, call
563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 7pm
Thu Oct 2.
Surf Rock Beach Party, concert featuring
summertime pop hits, surf-rock instrumentals,
a limbo contest, and a steel-drum showdown
between two of the nation’s top steel-drum
artists; 5:45pm doors, 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm
show; $49.12; for tickets and information, call
309-786-7733 extension 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, 7:15pm Thu Oct 2.
The Tailfins, an event in the Thursday Night
Groove Concert series, Schwiebert Riverfront
Park, between 17th & 20th Streets, Rock Island, IL,
RIGOV.org, 7pm Thu Oct 2.
Surf Rock Beach Party, concert featuring
summertime pop hits, surf-rock instrumentals,
a limbo contest, and a steel-drum showdown
between two of the nation’s top steel-drum
artists; 11:45am doors, noon plated lunch, 1pm
show; $43.37; for tickets and information, call
309-786-7733 extension 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, 1pm Fri Oct 3.
EGi - Half Naked, funk and rock musicians in
concert; $8.50; for tickets and information, call
563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 10pm
Fri Oct 3.
Augustana Choirs Fall Concert, free; for
information, call 309-794-7306, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/arts, 4pm Sat Oct 4.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Masterworks I: Into a New World, Mark Russell
Smith conducts a world premiere by John
Frantzen, Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No.
3,”and Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 9 - From the
New World,”with guest pianist Garrick Ohlsson;
for tickets and information, call 563-322-7276,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
QCSymphony.com, 8pm Sat Oct 4.
The Tailfins, live classic rock and roll music;
6:30pm doors; $10; for information, call 563-322-
4431, Col Ballroom, 1012 W. 4th St., Davenport, IA,
ColBallroom.net, 7:30pm Sat Oct 4.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Masterworks I: Into a New World, Mark Russell
Smith conducts a world premiere by John
Frantzen, Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No.
3,”and Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 9 - From the
New World,”with guest pianist Garrick Ohlsson;
for tickets and information, call 563-322-7276,
Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCSymphony.com, 2pm Sun
Oct 5.
Apollo Duo, a flute and percussion
duo featuring flutist Stefanie Abderhalden
and percussionist Jeremy Johnston; free;
for information, contact Sam Schlouch at
samschlouch@augustana.edu or 309-794-7833,
Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana College,
3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/
arts, 8pm Tue Oct 7.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at
samschlouch@augustana.edu or 309-794-7833,
Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana College,
3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/
arts, 10:45am Tue Oct 7.
Jeremy Camp, contemporary-Christian artist
in concert, with opening sets by Kutless and
Adam Cappa; $20-40; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm Wed Oct 8.
Lynne Rothrock & Ron May Cabaret, cabaret
with the Iowa City singer and the area pianist;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733
extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, Thu Oct 9.
The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13
piece big band will be playing all your favorites
from the Big Band era; featuring hits from Glenn
Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Henry Mancini,
and Stan Kenton; 5pm doors, 6pm show; $13-16;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733,
extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 6pm Fri Oct 10.
Demi Lovato, platinum-selling recording artist
in concert, with opening sets by Christina Perri
and MKTO; $19.50-29.50; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
iwirelessCenter.com, 7:30pm Sat Oct 11.
The Chop Tops, rockabilly musicians in
concert, with opening sets by Rumble Seat
Riot and 3 on the Tree; $10 advance tickets; for
information, call 309-793-4060, RIBCO, 1815 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, RIBCO.com, 9pm Sat Oct 11.
High School Chamber Choir Festival
Concert w/ Augustana Choirs, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at
samschlouch@augustana.edu or 309-794-7833,
Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8:30pm
Sun Oct 12.
ZZ Top, concert with the chart-topping
musicians and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers; $55-75;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E.
3rd St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm
Sun Oct 12.
Chamber Choir Festival Concert w/
Augustana College, free; for information, contact
Sam Schlouch at samschlouch@augustana.edu
or 309-794-7833, Centennial Hall, Augustana
College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.
edu/arts, 4:30pm Mon Oct 13.
Voice Seminar, free; for information, contact
Sam Schlouch at samschlouch@augustana.edu
or 309-794-7833, Denkmann Memorial Hall -
Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/arts, 10:45am Tue Oct 14.
Pearl Jam, concert with the chart-topping,
Grammy-winning rockers; $69.50; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr,
Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 7:30pm Fri Oct 17.
River City Radio Hour, 5:30pm social hour,
6:30pm dinner, 7:30pm show; $20 for dinner and
show, show-only free; for information and to
reserve, call 309-762-8547, Moline Commercial
Club, 513b 16th St, Moline, IL, 5:30pm Fri Oct 17.
Brown Bag Lunch Concert, free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 12pm Fri Oct 17.
Bucktown Revue, a celebration of Mississippi
River Valley folk music and culture through a
combination of music, storytelling, poetry and
humor; $12 at the door; for information and to
reserve, e-mail mgromkey@gmail.com or call
Mike Romkey at 563-940-0508, Nighswander
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA,
BucktownRevue.com, 7pm Fri Oct 17.
Augustana Symphony Orchestra Fall
Concert, free; for information, call 309-794-7306,
Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Sat
Oct 18.
Brantley Gilbert, concert with the county
Music
Quad City Arts Visiting Artists
September through November
Q
uad City Arts recently
announced the dazzling
lineup of artists scheduled to
perform and educate in the
organization’s 2014-15 Visiting
Artists Series, and the three
musical ensembles entertaining audiences this fall are sure to provide a hot, sweet
break. If you gathered them all together for one monster-sized super-group,
you could even call them Hot Sweet Break. The “hot” in that moniker would
come from the Hot Club of San Francisco, whose public concert takes place at
Davenport’s First Presbyterian Church on September 13. These modern masters
of French Gypsy jazz have toured the country with their smoky, smoldering
stylings for more than a decade (when not performing their regular gig at San
Francisco’s noted Le Jazz Hot venue), and have earned raves from fans and critics
alike, with Jazz Times magazine lauding the band’s “stellar musicianship” and
“crisp, imaginatively woven arrangements.” The “sweet” comes courtesy of Sweet
Plantain, the classical chamber musicians who perform a November 8 public
concert at Bettendorf High School. Composed of cellist Wayne Smith, viola
player Orlando Wells, and violinists Joe Deninzon and Eddie Venegas (the latter
of whom might also play a tune or two on trombone), the quartet fuses classical
traditions with jazz, hip-hop, and Latin rhythms, and their combined talents have
found Sweet Plantain touring everywhere from Texas to Venezuela to Russia.
And the “break” from Quad City Arts’ collective artists comes via the performing
quartet Break of Reality, who will fill St. Ambrose University’s Galvin Fine Arts
Center with music on October 25. One of few groups in America – or anywhere,
really – that can rightfully call itself “a cello rock band,” this foursome consisting
of percussionist Ivan Trevin and cellists Adrian Daurov, Patrick Laird, and Laura
Metcalf released their latest CD, TEN, this past March, which led the New York
Press to state, “Fans of both Nine Inch Nails and Kronos Quartet will be pleased.”
So be sure to check out the group’s autumn performance for Quad City Arts. And
be sure to greet them with a rousing “Cel-lo!” For more on the artists in the 2014-
15 Visiting Artists series, visit QuadCityArts.com. – Mike Schulz
Break of Reality, October 25
MUSIC
CONCERTS
Scott & Rock Island Counties
September
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rocker, featuring special guests Aaron Lewis
and Chase Bryant; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
iwirelessCenter.com, 7pm Sat Oct 18.
Moondance 2014: Bret Dale & Friends,
proceeds benefit the Karli Rose Kell Music
Scholarship Fund; with a silent auction, cash bar,
and food provided by the Woodfire Grill; $12-15;
for tickets and information, call 309-314-8084,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7pm Sat Oct 18.
Wanda Jackson, singer/songwriter, pianist,
and “Queen of Rockabilly”in concert, with
opening sets by Pearl Mahone and the One Night
Standards; $20; for information, call 309-793-
4060, RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, RIBCO.
com, 8pm Sat Oct 18.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Signature
Series 1: A Star Returns, violinist David Bowlin
and pianist Benjamin Loebb play the music of
Grieg, Dussek, and Bach, plus Jacob Bancks’ world
premiere; for tickets and information, call 563-
322-7276, Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College,
3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCSymphony.com,
3pm Sun Oct 19.
General Student Recital, free; for information,
contact Sam Schlouch at samschlouch@
augustana.edu or 309-794-7833, Denkmann
Memorial Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 10:45am Tue
Oct 21.
Cher, the legendary performer in her “Dressed
to Kill”tour; $22-127; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
iwirelessCenter.com, 7:30pm Wed Oct 22.
Augustana Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert, free;
for information, call 309-794-7306, Centennial
Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Fri Oct 24.
Casual Classics Concert Two: Beth Wiese on
Tuba, with the Davenport native who plays with
the New World Symphony and is an associate
member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra; free;
for information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-
6001, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 5pm Fri Oct 24.
Break of Reality, Cello trio and percussionist
perform in Quad City Arts Visiting Artists series;
$11-15; for tickets and information, call 563-333-
6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport, IA, QuadCityArts.com, 7:30pm Sat
Oct 25.
Erin Freund, harpist in a faculty recital;
free; for information, contact Sam Schlouch at
samschlouch@augustana.edu or 309-794-7833,
Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana College,
3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts,
8pm Sat Oct 25.
90’s Daughter, pop/rock musicians play the
best of the 90s, 2K, and today; for information, call
309-793-4060, RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island,
IL, RIBCO.com, 9:30pm Sat Oct 25.
Davina & the Vagabonds, jazz, blues,
and roots musicians in concert; $11.50;
for information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 9:30pm Sat Oct 25.
Nova Singers: Stories in Song, Laura Lane
directs with guest singers from Rockridge High
School Choir; $10-15, free for students; for
information and tickets, call 309-341-7038 or
e-mail nova@knox.edu, St. Paul Lutheran Church
- Davenport, 2136 Brady St., Davenport, IA,
NovaSingers.com, 4pm Sun Oct 26.
Webster Competition Recital, free;
for information, contact Sam Schlouch at
samschlouch@augustana.edu or 309-794-7833,
Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana College,
3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts,
8pm Tue Oct 28.
General Student Recital, free; for information,
contact Sam Schlouch at samschlouch@
augustana.edu or 309-794-7833, Denkmann
Memorial Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 10:45am Tue
Oct 28.
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Augustana jazz Combo Soiree, free;
for information, contact Sam Schlouch at
samschlouch@augustana.edu or 309-794-7833,
Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana College,
3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts,
8pm Wed Oct 29.
Boneyard Boogie, annual Halloween concert
and celebration; for information, call 309-788-
6311, Daiquiri Factory, 1809 2nd Ave., Rock Island,
IL, DaiquiriFactory.com, Fri Oct 31.
November
Augustana Concert Band Concert, free; for
information, call 309-794-7306, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/arts, 2pm Sat Nov 1.
Augustana Symphonic Band Concert, free;
for information, call 309-794-7306, Centennial
Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Sat Nov 1.
Double D & the Sensations, live classic
rock and roll music; 6:30pm doors; $10; for
information, call 563-322-4431, Col Ballroom,
1012 W. 4th St., Davenport, IA, ColBallroom.net,
7:30pm Sat Nov 1.
Fall Choir Concert, music by the University
Chorale, Chamber Singers, Bee Sharp, and
STAMJOJA Vocal Jazz; free; for information,
contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001, Galvin Fine
Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu, 7:30pm Sat Nov 1.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Masterworks II: A Passion for Life, Mark
Russell Smith conducts a world premiere by
James Romig, Brahms’“Violin Concerto,”and
Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 6: Pathetique,”
with guest violinist Erin Keefe; for tickets and
information, call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136
E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, QCSymphony.com, 8pm
Sat Nov 1.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Masterworks II: A Passion for Life, Mark
Russell Smith conducts a world premiere by
James Romig, Brahms’“Violin Concerto,”and
Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 6: Pathetique,”
with guest violinist Erin Keefe; for tickets and
information, call 563-322-7276, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
QCSymphony.com, 2pm Sun Nov 2.
Bettendorf Park Band Fall Concert, for
information, call 563-349-5511 or e-mail
patannww@gmail.com, Herbert Goettsch
Community Center, 2204 Grant St., Bettendorf, IA,
7:30pm Fri Nov 7.
Fall Instrumental Concert, concert featuring
music by the SAU Symphonic Band, Orchestra
and Jazz Ensemble; free; for information, contact
Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001, Galvin Fine Arts
Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu,
7:30pm Fri Nov 7.
High School Honor Band Festival, talented
high school students will finish their daylong
workshop with a public performance; the SAU
Symphonic Band will also be performing; $2-5;
for information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-
6001, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7pm Sat Nov 8.
Sweet Plantain, classical crossover artists
perform in Quad City Arts Visiting Artists series;
donations encouraged; for information, call
309-793-1213, Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th
St., Bettendorf, IA, QuadCityArts.com, 7pm Sat
Nov 8.
Fall Invitational Students Recital, SAU
students showcase their talent; free; for
information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-
6001, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St.,
combination of music,
storytelling, poetry
and humor; $12 at the
door; for information
and to reserve, e-mail
mgromkey@gmail.
com or call Mike
Romkey at 563-940-
0508, Nighswander
Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave, Davenport, IA,
BucktownRevue.com,
7pm Fri Nov 21.
Brown Bag
Lunch Concert,
free; for information,
call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 12pm Fri Nov 21.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Holiday
Pops, the annual holiday concert with the
symphony, area children’s choirs, and special
guests Cirque de la Symphonie; Fri. 8pm, Sat. 2:30
& 8pm; for tickets and information, call 563-322-
7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
QCSymphony.com, Fri Nov 21 and Sat Nov 22.
Only a Miracle and The Play of Herod, Opera
@ Augustana presents works by Seymour Barab
and the Fleury Playbook; for information and
tickets, call 309-794-7306, Denkmann Memorial
Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Fri Nov 21
thru Sun Nov 23.
Black Hawk College Community Chorale,
performing for Festival of Trees; for information,
contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478,
Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport,
IA, BHC.edu, 5:30pm Sun Nov 23.
Black Hawk College Student Piano Recital,
for information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-
5478, Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th
Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 7:30pm Mon Nov 24.
Black Hawk College Concert Choir and
Chamber Singers, performing for Festival of
Trees; for information, contact Jon Palomaki at
309-796-5478, Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd
St, Davenport, IA, BHC.edu, 1pm Tue Nov 25.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by
Chip Davis, multimedia holiday show with the
Grammy-winning ensemble, in a Broadway at
the Adler presentation; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Wed Nov 26.
December
Black Hawk College Student Vocal Recital,
for information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-
5478, Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th
Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 7:30pm Mon Dec 1.
Christmas at Augustana, annual holidays
concerts; Fri. 8pm, Sat. 4pm; $10-20; for
information, call 309-794-7306, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/arts, Fri Dec 5 and Sat Dec 6.
An Ambrosian Christmas, sacred concert
celebrating the Advent and the Christmas season,
featuring the University Chorale and Chamber
Singers; free; for information, contact Terri Flynn
at 563-333-6001, Christ the King Chapel - St.
Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport,
IA, SAU.edu, 7pm Sat Dec 6.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Masterworks III: A Musical Showcase, Mark
Russell Smith conducts a world premiere by
David Gompper, Saint-Saens’“Romance for Horn
and Orchestra,”Haydn’s “Sinfonia Concertante
for Violin, Cello, Oboe, Bassoon, and Orchestra,”
Ravel’s “Introduction and Allegro for Harp, and
Mozart’s “Symphony No. 40”; for tickets and
information, call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136
E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, QCSymphony.com, 8pm
Sat Dec 6.
Black Hawk College Community String
Orchestra, free, Trinity Lutheran Church - Moline,
1330 13th St, Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 3pm Sun Dec
7.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Masterworks III: A Musical Showcase, Mark
Russell Smith conducts a world premiere by
David Gompper, Saint-Saens’“Romance for Horn
and Orchestra,”Haydn’s “Sinfonia Concertante
for Violin, Cello, Oboe, Bassoon, and Orchestra,”
Ravel’s “Introduction and Allegro for Harp, and
Mozart’s “Symphony No. 40”; for tickets and
information, call 563-322-7276, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
QCSymphony.com, 2pm Sun Dec 7.
Black Hawk College Community Band
Concert, in Building 4, second floor, Hawk’s Nest;
for information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-
5478, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus,
6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 7:30pm Tue
Dec 9.
Guest Artist Recital, performer TBD; free; for
information, contact Lauren Reid at 309-794-
7323 or laurenreid@augutana.edu, Denkmann
Memorial Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Tue
Dec 9.
There Was a Fire: The History of Jews
in Modern Music, songwriter, historian,
and musician Ben Sidran hosts a one-man
performance and lecture based on his recent
book; a program in the Jewish Federation of the
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 3pm Sun Nov 9.
Mötley Crüe: The Final Tour - Alice Cooper,
farewell-tour performance with the multi-
platinum selling rockers, performing with special
guest Cooper; $20-95; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
iwirelessCenter.com, 7pm Sun Nov 9.
Darlingside, the indie folk musicians perform
the RME Member Appreciation Show; $6.50, free
for friends of the RME; for information and tickets,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 7pm
Wed Nov 12.
Driftless Winds, in Building 4, Room 115;
woodwind chamber ensemble composed of
bassoonist Jacqueline Wilson, clarinetist Corey
Mackey, and oboist Galit Kaunitz; free; for
information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-
5478, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus,
6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 11am Thu
Nov 13.
The Grand Tour: A George Jones Tribute, a
musical journey through the career of country
superstar; 5:45pm doors, 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm
show; $49.12; for tickets and information, call
309-786-7733 extension 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, Thu Nov 13.
Casual Classics Concert Three: “Gender in
Music”, enjoy a concert, Q&A period, and snacks,
and meet the musicians; free; for information,
contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001, Galvin Fine
Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu, 5pm Fri Nov 14.
The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13
piece big band will be playing all your favorites
from the Big Band era; featuring hits from
Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Henry
Mancini, and Stan Kenton; 5pm doors, 6pm show;
$13-16; for tickets and information, call 309-786-
7733, extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818
3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 6pm Fri
Nov 14.
Judah & the Lion, concert with the Nashville-
based Americana pop musicians; $11.50; for
tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Fri Nov 14.
The Grand Tour: A George Jones Tribute, a
musical journey through the career of country
superstar; 11:45am doors, noon plated lunch,
1pm show; $43.37; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-7733 extension 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, Fri Nov 14.
Lucky Break, the Midwestern band takes you
through an evening of bluegrass standards as
well as a treatment of Jewish music with a twang;
a program in the Jewish Federation of the Quad
Cities’“Jews Rock”series; $5-12; for information,
call 309-793-1300, The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St, Davenport, IA, JFQC.org, 7:30pm Wed Nov 19.
River City Radio Hour, 5:30pm social hour,
6:30pm dinner, 7:30pm show; $20 for dinner and
show, show-only free; for information and to
reserve, call 309-762-8547, Moline Commercial
Club, 513b 16th St, Moline, IL, 5:30pm Fri Nov 21.
Bucktown Revue, a celebration of Mississippi
River Valley folk music and culture through a
Doug Stanhope @ RIBCO – October 16
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Quad Cities’“Jews Rock”series; $8-10, students
free; for information, call 309-793-1300, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
JFQC.org, 7:30pm Tue Dec 9.
General Student Recital, free; for information,
contact Sam Schlouch at samschlouch@
augustana.edu or 309-794-7833, Denkmann
Memorial Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 10:45am Tue
Dec 9.
An Evening with The Ben Sidran Quartet,
this songwriter, musician and historian will join
us to perform with his band in an evening of
Jazz leading into the holidays; a program in the
Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities’“Jews Rock”
series; $5-25; for information, call 309-793-1300,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
JFQC.org, 7:30pm Wed Dec 10.
Flute and Clarinet Choir Concert, free;
for information, contact Sam Schlouch at
samschlouch@augustana.edu or 309-794-7833,
Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana College,
3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts,
8pm Wed Dec 10.
Outlying Areas
September
Corporate Rock and The Funnies, concert
in the Finally Friday at the River series, with
Corporate Rock at 6pm and the Funnies at
7:45pm; donations encouraged, Clinton
Riverview Bandshell, Clinton, IA, FinallyFriday-
Clinton.com/home.html, 6pm Fri Sep 5.
Highroad III, country and gospel concert with
Nashville musicians Sarah Davison, Anna Grace-
Kimbrough, and Kiley Phillips; $10-20; for tickets
and information, call 563-652-8915, Ohnward
Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa, IA,
OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com, 7pm Fri Sep 5.
Kevin BF Burt & Big Medicine, an outdoor
concert in the Summer of the Arts Friday Night
Concert Series; free, Sheraton Iowa City Hotel, 210
S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA, SummerOfTheArts.
org, 6:30pm Fri Sep 5.
Lucy Kaplansky, concert with the singer/
songwriter; $17-21; for tickets and information,
call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd
St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 8pm Sun
Sep 7.
Zeta June and Fire Sale, an outdoor concert
in the Summer of the Arts Friday Night Concert
Series; free, Sheraton Iowa City Hotel, 210 S.
Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA, SummerOfTheArts.org,
6:30pm Fri Sep 12.
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Presented by the Celtic Cultures Alliance of the Quad Cities
Saturday 9:00 - 9:00 Friday 3:00 - 9:00
Strong Man Demonstration
By QC Strongman
Performances by
Traditional Highland
Games
Performances by
Laural Almquist - Bogside Zukes - An Dro
Black Hawk Pipes and Drums - Darron Raleigh
www.CelticHighlandGames.org
Merchants
Celtic Heritage
Sheep Herding
Gypsy Vanner Horses
Rugby
Celtic Food
Medieval Combat
Family Fun Tent
Shetland Pony
Irish Dance
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Laura L. Lane, Founder and Music Director
Friday, December 19, 2014
7:30pm, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
Saturday, December 20, 2014
7:30pm, First Lutheran Church, Galesburg
featuring
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lullabies
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Saturday, April 18, 2015
7:30pm, Kresge Hall, Knox College, Galesburg
Sunday, April 19, 2015
4:00pm, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
Saturday, February 14, 2015
7:30pm, Kresge Hall, Knox College, Galesburg
Sunday, February 15, 2015
4:00pm, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
&transformations
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Saturday, October 25, 2014
7:30pm, Kresge Hall, Knox College, Galesburg
Sunday, October 26, 2014
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The Creepin’ Charlies, an event in the Second
Sunday Concert Series; some seating available,
or bring lawn chairs; donations encouraged; for
information, contact Duffy De France at 563-607-
3213, Pearl Plaza, 208 W. 2nd St., Muscatine, IA,
MuscatineArtsCouncil.org, 6pm Sun Sep 14.
An Evening with Mary Gauthier & Sam
Baker, singer/songwriters in concert; $22-25;
for tickets and information, call 319-688-1653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Tue Sep 16.
Al Jarreau, concert with the jazz, blues,
pop, and soul musician and six-time Grammy
winner, in a Hancher Auditorium Visiting Artists
presentation; free; for information, call 319-335-
1160, University of Iowa Pentacrest, University of
Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets,
8:30pm Fri Sep 19.
Daytrotter Communion: Jessica Lea
Mayfield - Ark Life - Crash - Hotbreath Tea &
the Invisible Branches, a Barnstormer night with
the indie musicians; $12.50-15; all-ages show;
no alcohol served, but coolers welcome, Codfish
Hollow Barn, 3437 288th Ave., Maquoketa, IA,
CodfishHollowBarnstormers.com, 7pm Fri Sep
19.
Iowa Soul Festival, presented by Diversity
Focus; this festival features local, regional and
nationally recognized performers on a main stage
as well as soul-inspired food, a FUN Zone and
African-American inspired art; Sunday boasts a
gospel brunch at the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel
with live entertainment and classic soul food, Fri.
5pm gates, Sat. & Sun. 11am gates; Downtown
Iowa City, IA, SummerOfTheArts.org, Fri Sep 19
thru Sun Sep 21.
Peoria Symphony Orchestra, with Brahms’
“Symphony No. 1”and guest artist Sarah Chang
performing Dvorak’s “Violin Concerto”; for
information and tickets, call 309-671-1096, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 8pm Sat Sep 20.
Peter Oprisko: Fabulous Frank, American
pop, jazz, and standards in a concert tribute
to Ol’ Blue Eyes Sinatra; $13-25; for tickets and
information, call 563-652-9815, Ohnward Fine
Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa, IA,
OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com, 7pm Sat Sep 20.
Crystal Bowersox, concert with the 2010
runner-up on “American Idol”; $20-75; for tickets
and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion
Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.
org, 7pm Sun Sep 21.
The Lowest Pair, Minneapolis-based
Americana musicians in concert; 6:30pm doors;
$25; for tickets and information, call 563-
263-3176, River’s Edge Gallery, 216 W 3rd St,
Muscatine, IA, RiversEdgeArt.com, 7:30pm Sun
Sep 21.
Tonic Sol Fa, a cappella quartet; $10-28;
for tickets and information, call 563-659-3811,
Central Performing Arts Center, 519 E. 11th St.,
DeWitt, IA, CentralPerformingArtsCenter.org,
7:30pm Sun Sep 21.
Mark Kozelek, folk-rock concert with the
members of Sun Kil Moon; $20-22; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-1653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org,
8pm Mon Sep 22.
Doreen’s Jazz, New Orleans jazz clarinetist
and her ensemble in concert; $20; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-1653, The Mill, 120 E
Burlington, Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Tue
Sep 23.
Pokey LaFrage’s Central Time Tour, concert
tour with the singer/songwriter, featuring sets by
Dom Flemmons, Joel Savoy, The Tillers, and Loot
Rock Gang; $22-25; for tickets and information,
call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm
Tue Sep 23.
Amos Lee, folk, soul, and jazz musician in
concert, with an opening set by Priscilla Ahn;
$47.50; for tickets and information, call 319-688-
1653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St.,
Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Fri Sep 26.
Hoba Hoba Spirit, rock, reggae, and Gnawa
(African Islamic spiritual songs) singers perform in
English, French, and the Arabic dialect Darija, in a
Hancher Auditorium Visiting Artists presentation;
for tickets and information, call 319-335-1160,
CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, Hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets, 8pm Fri Sep 26.
Switchback, roots and Celtic musicians in
concert; $10-25; for tickets and information, call
309-342-2299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg
St., Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, 7:30pm Fri
Sep 26.
Jeremiah Johnson Band, concert with the
St. Louis-based blues musicians; $10; all tickets
to the show entitle bearer to early admission
and guaranteed seating Sept. 28’s noon show;
for tickets and information, call 319-237-1099,
Burlington Capitol Theater, 211 N. 3rd St.,
Burlington, IA, BurlingtonCapitolTheater.org, 8pm
Sat Sep 27.
Vertical Horizon & Tonic, concert with
the Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling
musicians; $32-52; for tickets and information,
call 877-677-3456, Riverside Casino Event
Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA,
RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 8pm Sat Sep 27.
Khasma Piano Duo, pianists Ashlee Mack
and Katherine Palumbo present 20th and, Knox
College’s Kresge Recital Hall, 2. East South St.,
Galesburg, IL, Knox.edu, 3pm Sun Sep 28.
Sunday Blues Brunch: Jeremiah Johnson
Band, concert with the St. Louis-based blues
musicians; free; for information, call 319-237-
1099, Burlington Capitol Theater, 211 N. 3rd St.,
Burlington, IA, BurlingtonCapitolTheater.org,
12pm Sun Sep 28.
October
Home Free, country a cappella ensemble
in concert; $20-25; for tickets and information,
call 319-688-1653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm
Mon Oct 6.
Under the Streetlamp
and Gentlemen’s Rule, pop
hits with the groups exuding
youth, energy, and incredible
harmonies; $29-49; for
information and tickets, call 800-
745-3000, Peoria Civic Center,
201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm
Tue Oct 7.
Don Williams, concert with
the country star and “gentle
giant”; $35-65; for information
and tickets, call 800-745-
3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201
SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm
Thu Oct 9.
Susan Werner, singer/
songwriters performs from her
“The Hayseed Project”album
in a Hancher Auditorium
Visiting Artists presentation;
at 7 & 9:30pm; for tickets and
information, call 319-335-1160,
The Mill, 120 E Burlington, Iowa
City, IA, Hancher.uiowa.edu/
tickets, 7pm Thu Oct 9.
David Bromberg, folk and
blues musician in concert; $35;
for tickets and information, call
319-688-1653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Fri Oct
10.
Sharon Van Etten, concert
with the Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter, with
an opening set by Tiny Ruins; $15; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Gabe’s, 330 E.
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, ICGabes.com, 8pm
Mon Oct 13.
The Piano Guys, concert with the Utah-based
Internet sensations; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St.,
Des Moines, IA, DesMoinesPerformingArts.org,
7:30pm Tue Oct 14.
Los Lobos, Grammy-winning rockers perform
in the 25th Anniversary of La Pistola Tour; $42-
57.50; for tickets and information, call 319-688-
1653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St.,
Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Wed Oct 15.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center:
Autumnal Brahms, Brahms pieces performed
by an ensemble of superior musicians including
clarinetist David Shifrin, in a Hancher Auditorium
Visiting Artists presentation; for tickets and
information, call 319-335-1160, Riverside Recital
Hall, 405 N Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Hancher.
uiowa.edu/tickets, 7:30pm Thu Oct 16.
Guy Lombardo’s Royal Canadians, big-band
music with Al Pierson and his orchestra; $25-30;
for tickets and information, call 563-652-9815,
Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St.,
Maquoketa, IA, OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com,
2pm Sat Oct 18.
Knox-Galesburg Symphony, with Brahms’
“Symphony No. 2 in D Major”and Weber’s “Silvana
Overture,”and featuring Taiwan native Huei
Chiang performing Brahms’ Violin Concerto in
D Major; $10 & up; for information, call 309-342-
2299, The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St.,
Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, 7:30pm Sat Oct
18.
Peoria Symphony Orchestra, featuring
performances of “Romeo & Juliet”as written
by Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, and Prokofiev; for
information and tickets, call 309-671-1096, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 8pm Sat Oct 18.
Daniel & the Lion, Wisconsin-based
musicians in concert; 6pm doors; $25; for
tickets and information, call 563-263-3176,
River’s Edge Gallery, 216 W 3rd St, Muscatine, IA,
RiversEdgeArt.com, 7pm Thu Oct 23.
Donny McCaslin and the Casting for Gravity
Band, winner of the 2014 Grammy Award for
MUSIC
CONCERTS
Outlying Areas
September
Best Improvised Jazz Solo,, Harbach Theatre, Ford
Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College, Galesburg,
IL, Knox.edu, 7pm Thu Oct 23.
Nova Singers: Stories in Song, Laura Lane
directs with guest singers from the Williamsfield
High School Choir; $10-15, free for students; for
information and tickets, call 309-341-7038 or
e-mail nova@knox.edu, Knox College’s Kresge
Recital Hall, 2. East South St., Galesburg, IL,
NovaSingers.com, 7:30pm Sat Oct 25.
Widespread Panic, concert with the Georgia-
based rockers; $48.50; for tickets and information,
call 319-366-8203, Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St.
SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, ParamountTheatreCR.com,
7:30pm Tue Oct 28.
Widespread Panic, $45.50; tickets on sale 8/25
at 10am; for tickets, call 866-820-4553, Stephens
Auditorium, 1810 E. Lincoln Way, Ames, IA,
EventTicketsCenter.com, 7:30pm Wed Oct 29.
SpokFrevo Orquestra, saxophonist,
arranger, and musical director Spok (aka Inaldo
Cavalcante de Albuquerque) fronts a big band
that infuses jazz with the Brazilian spirit, in a
Hancher Auditorium Visiting Artists presentation;
for tickets and information, call 319-335-1160,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, Hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets, 7:30pm Thu
Oct 30.
November & December
Knox College Choir, Laura Lane directs choral
selections by the 50-voice Knox College Choir;
free; for information, call 309-341-7337 or e-mail
communications@knox.edu, Knox College’s
Kresge Recital Hall, 2. East South St., Galesburg,
IL, Knox.edu, 3pm Sun Nov 2.
Tommy Dorsey Big Band Orchestra,
big band in concert; $10-28; for tickets and
information, call 563-659-3811, Central
Performing Arts Center, 519 E. 11th St., DeWitt, IA,
CentralPerformingArtsCenter.org, 7:30pm Wed
Nov 5.
Frank Sinatra Jr., tunes from the Great
American Songbook performed by the legend’s
son; $45-65; for tickets and information,
call 877-677-3456, Riverside Casino Event
Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA,
RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 8pm Fri Nov 7.
Roberta Flack, concert with the chart-topping,
Grammy-winning jazz, pop, and R&B singer, in a
Hancher Auditorium Visiting Artists presentation;
for tickets and information, call 319-335-1160,
Riverside Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside, IA, Hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets, 7:30pm
Sat Nov 8.
An Irish Christmas, concert celebration of
joy, hope, laughter, friendship, and life through
storytelling, music, song, and dance; $20-35;
for tickets and information, call 319-688-1653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Tue Nov 11.
Chase Garrett’s Blues and Boogie Woogie
Piano Stomp, fifth-annual concert showcasing
pianists Garrett, Ricky Nye, and Kenny “Blues
Boss”Wayne; $30-45; for tickets and information,
call 319-688-1653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Fri
Nov 14.
Red Tail Ring, acoustic roots duo in concert;
6:30pm doors; $25; for tickets and information,
call 563-263-3176, River’s Edge Gallery, 216 W 3rd
St, Muscatine, IA, RiversEdgeArt.com, 7:30pm Fri
Nov 14.
Knox-Galesburg Symphony, the program
will feature Mozart’s “Symphony No. 37 in G
Major,”Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides Overture,”
Michaels’“Danzetta for String Orchestra,”a KGS
International Call for Scores work, and daughter
and mother Masha Lakisova and Lyudmila
Lakisova performing Mendelssohn’s Concerto
in D minor for Violin and Piano; for information,
call 309-342-2299, The Orpheum Theatre, 57
S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org,
7:30pm Sat Nov 15.
My Brightest Diamond, singer/songwriter
National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire
@ Cinemark 53 Davenport 18 + IMAX – September 16
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and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden in a
concert co-presented by the Englert Theatre; $16;
for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653,
The Mill, 120 E Burlington, Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 8pm Sun Nov 16.
Eric Church: The Outsiders World Tour
featuring Dwight Yoakam and Halestorm,
concert with the country rockers; $25-59.50; for
information and tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pm Fri Nov 21.
Peoria Symphony Orchestra: Nature’s
Magic, featuring Ralph Vaughan Williams’“The
Lark Ascending”; for information and tickets,
call 309-671-1096, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com,
8pm Sat Nov 22.
Roseanne Cash, concert with the chart-
topping, Grammy-winning country singer; $42-
57.50; for tickets and information, call 319-688-
1653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St.,
Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Sat Nov 22.
Celtic Thunder, traditional and holiday
songs with the acclaimed touring musicians;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Des Moines
Civic Center, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, 7:30pm Fri Nov
28.
A Branson Classic Country Christmas, music
and comedy in the touring holiday celebration;
$13-25; for tickets and information, call 563-652-
9815, Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St.,
Maquoketa, IA, OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com,
7pm Sat Nov 29.
Celtic Christmas by IrishJam, a rollicking
holiday celebration of Celtic music with a wee bit
of spirited storytelling; 2:30 & 7:30pm; $10-15;
for tickets and information, call 319-622-3222,
Iowa Theatre Artists Company, 4709 220th Trail,
Amana, IA, IowaTheatreArtists.org, Sat Dec 6.
Danu, A Christmas Gathering: Feile Na
Nollag, holiday concert with the Celtic musicians,
in a Hancher Auditorium Visiting Artists
presentation; for tickets and information, call 319-
335-1160, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, Hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets,
7:30pm Wed Dec 10.
CALLS FOR ENTRY
Black Hawk College Community Chorale, on
Thursdays; local musicians and singers are invited
to join, no auditions required; $20/semester;
for information, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 6:30pm Thu Sep 4 thru Thu
Dec 4.
Black Hawk College Community Jazz Band,
11am-12:15pm Mondays and Wednesdays and
6-8:20pm Thursdays; local musicians and singers
are invited to join, no auditions required; $20/
semester; for information, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600
34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 11am Mon Sep 8
thru Mon Dec 8.
Black Hawk College Community String
Orchestra, on Mondays; local musicians and
singers are invited to join, no auditions required;
$20/semester; for information, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600
34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 6:30pm Mon Sep
8 thru Mon Dec 8.
Black Hawk College Community Band, on
Tuesdays local musicians and singers are invited
to join, no auditions required; $20/semester;
for information, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 6:30pm Tue Sep 9 thru Tue
Dec 9.
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LITERARY ARTS
READINGS & DISCUSSIONS
September
Great River Writer’s Retreat Reading, come
hear what the winner of the 2014 Great River
Writer’s Retreat has been working on; free; for
information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing
Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 7pm Thu Sep 4.
CASI Book Club, for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
10am Fri Sep 5.
Writers’ Studio, share your works with other
area writers; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am
Sat Sep 6.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves,
a discussion of Karen Joy Fowler’s novel with
the Alpha Book Discussion Group; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm Mon Sep 8.
DAGOBAH, the “Davenport Area Gathering of
Books and Humanoids”discuss all things relating
to science-fiction and fantasy books, music, and
movies; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Mon
Sep 8.
See YA, read all of the great books being
published for young adults in a completely
adult setting; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Sep 8.
Shorts & Sweets @ Fairmount, discuss short
stories, journal articles, poetry, and more, and
enjoy a delicious dessert while discussing; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Sep 8.
Get Lit: Period 8, a discussion of Chris
Crutcher’s book; free; for information, call 563-
344-4179 or e-mail cwalters@bettendorf.org,
Dunn Bros. Coffee, 787 Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Sep 9.
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary
fiction and non-fiction at this lively book
discussion group; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 7pm Wed Sep 10.
SPECTRA Poetry Reading Series, featuring
poets Adam Clay, Alex Lemon, and Tyler Mills,
with additional readings by local poets; free; for
information, call 563-324-1410, Rozz-Tox, 2108
3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, MidwestWritingCenter.
org, 8pm Fri Sep 12.
The Scent of Death, a discussion of Andrew
Taylor’s book with the Mystery Book Discussion
Group; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9:30am
Sat Sep 13.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, the Last
Call Book Club discusses Neil Gaiman’s book
with friends over the occasional cocktail; drinks
available for purchase; for information, call 309-
732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St, Rock Island,
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Tue Sep 16.
West End Book Club Discussion, discuss
contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with
this fun group; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm
Tue Sep 16.
King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised
Autobiography, a discussion of Chris Crutcher’s
book with the Contemporary Books Discussion
Group; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
free; for information, call 563-324-1410, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, MidwestWritingCenter.org,
5:30pm Tue Sep 23.
The End of Night: Searching for Natural
Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light, a
discussion of Paul Bogard’s book with the
Environmental Book Club; for information, call
563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River Dr.,
Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, 7pm Tue Sep 23.
Short-Fiction Reading: I’m with the
Banned, readings from the winners of the River
Cities’ Reader’s short-fiction contest; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Thu Sep 25.
Out Loud Open Mic Reading, attendees have
the opportunity to share their poetry or prose;
listeners welcome; presented by the Midwest
Writing Center; free; for information, call 563-
324-1410, Downtown Central Perk, 226 W. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 7pm
Thu Sep 25.
River Readings: Todd Davis, the award-
winning author of four full-length collections of
poetry reads from his works; free; for information,
call 309-794-7316, Wilson Center - Augustana
College, 639 38th St., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.
edu/arts/river-readings, 7pm Tue Sep 30.
October
Richard Siken, Siken won the Yale Series
of Younger Poets prize and was a finalist for
the National Book Critics Circle Award; free;
for information, call 309-341-7337 or e-mail
communications@knox.edu, Alumni Room, Old
Main, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, Knox.edu, 4pm
Thu Oct 2.
CASI Book Club, for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
10am Fri Oct 3.
Writers’ Studio, share your works with other
area writers; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am
Sat Oct 4.
Hidden Order, a discussion of Brad Thor’s
novel with the Alpha Book Discussion Group; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm Mon Oct 6.
Read Local: Robin Throne, a presentation
by the local author featuring her novel “Her
Kind”; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Wed
Oct 8.
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary
fiction and non-fiction at this lively book
discussion group; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 7pm Wed Oct 8.
SPECTRA Poetry Reading Series, co-
presented by the Midwest Writing Center; free;
for information, call 563-324-1410, Rozz-Tox, 2108
3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, RozzTox.com, 8pm Thu
Oct 9.
Faded Coat of Blue, a discussion of Owen
Parry’s book with the Mystery Book Discussion
Group; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9:30am
Sat Oct 11.
DAGOBAH, the “Davenport Area Gathering of
Books and Humanoids”discuss all things relating
to science-fiction and fantasy books, music, and
movies; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Mon
Oct 13.
See YA, read all of the great books being
published for young adults in a completely
adult setting; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Oct 13.
Shorts & Sweets @ Fairmount, discuss short
stories, journal articles, poetry, and more, and
enjoy a delicious dessert while discussing; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Oct 13.
Get Lit: The Gates, a discussion of John
Connolly’s book; free; for information, call 563-
344-4179 or e-mail cwalters@bettendorf.org,
Dunn Bros. Coffee, 787 Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Oct 14.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time
Indian, a discussion of Sherman Alexie’s book
with the Contemporary Books Discussion
Group; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Wed
Oct 15.
Travels in Siberia, a discussion of Ian Frazier’s
book with the Contemporary Books Discussion
Group; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Wed
Sep 17.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time
Indian, a discussion of Sherman Alexie’s book
with the Contemporary Books Discussion
Group; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed
Sep 17.
Writers’ Studio, share your works with other
area writers; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am
Sat Sep 20.
Chris Crutcher, the author of “King of the
Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography”will
talk about banned books and the Freedom to
Read; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Mon
Sep 22.
Banned Books Reading, hear local writers,
librarians, and artists read passages from their
favorite banned and challenged books; 5:30pm
refreshments and meet-and-greet, 2pm readings;
Exhibits
Figge Art Museum
September through November
I
f you haven’t yet seen all of the exhibitions on
display at the Figge Art Museum, I’d like to
personally thank you for instead spending your
valuable time right now reading my article about
exhibitions on display at the Figge Art Museum. I’d
also like to ask, “What on Earth are you waiting for?!”
If you can believe it, no fewer than seven temporary
exhibits are currently gracing the walls and rooms
of the Figge, so you still have time to catch, in order
of their end dates: Local Threads and Innovators &
Legends: Generations in Textiles & Fiber (both closing
September 7); From Pencil to Printed Page: Arthur Geisert’s Thunderstorm (closing
September 14); Living Proof: Cancer Survivor Art (closing October 26); Two
Americans in Paris: Stuart Davis & Grant Wood (closing November 2); Against the
Grain: Wood Art from the Figge Collection (closing January 25); and A Legacy for
Iowa (closing April 26). But while those who assist with the artwork-hanging and
-arranging for the Figge have to be thankful for the breather, I do have some bad
news: Your breather ain’t gonna last, because three new exhibits are set to debut at
the Davenport venue this fall. Arriving first is titled, appropriately enough, Artists
First: College Art Faculty of the Quad Cities (on display September 13 through
November 2). With its works selected by guest curators Pamela White and Leslie
Bell, the exhibition should prove definitively that those who teach also can do,
at least if those teachers are art professors at Ashford University, Augustana
College, Black Hawk College, Eastern Iowa Community College, Knox College,
Monmouth College, St. Ambrose University, and Western Illinois University.
Two weeks after Artists First’s opening, the Figge will welcome the arrival of the
traveling exhibit African-American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David
D. Driskell Center (September 27 through January 4). Chronicling the evolution
and growing prominence of African-American art, in all styles and media, over
the past 60 years, this collection explores themes of race, gender, and American
history through works by such famed talents as Faith Ringgold, Romare Bearden,
Elizabeth Catlett, Kara Walker, Chakaia Booker, and Willie Cole. And the Figge’s
fall concludes with the opening of Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the
American Folk Art Museum (November 15 through March 15). Included in the
exhibit are not just paintings and sculptures, but furniture, quilts, books, and other
items dating from the 18th to the 21st centuries, all of them combining to form
a visual tapestry on the unique and cherished tradition of folk art. I also have a
few collections of my writing titled Self-Taught Genius if the Figge ever wanted
to display them. (That sound you hear is of dozens of my former instructors
collectively slapping their foreheads.) For more on the Figge Art Museum’s fall
events, visit FiggeArt.org. – Mike Schulz
Ammi Phillips’ Girl in
Red Dress with Cat
& Dog, in the Self-
Taught Genius exhibit,
opening November 15
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Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed
Oct 15.
Writers’ Studio, share your works with other
area writers; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am
Sat Oct 18.
Peter Cole, a 2007 Macarthur Foundation
Fellow, Cole reads from his most recent book
of poems “The Invention of Influence”; free;
for information, call 309-341-7337 or e-mail
communications@knox.edu, Alumni Room, Old
Main, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, Knox.edu, 4pm
Mon Oct 20.
Last Call Book Club, discuss books with
friends over the occasional cocktail; drinks
available for purchase; for information, call 309-
732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St, Rock Island,
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Tue Oct 21.
West End Book Club Discussion, discuss
contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with
this fun group; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm
Tue Oct 21.
River-Horse The Logbook of a Boat Across
America, a discussion of William Least Heat
Moon’s book with the Environmental Book Club;
for information, call 563-322-2969, River Action,
822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org,
7pm Tue Oct 28.
Out Loud Open Mic Reading, attendees have
the opportunity to share their poetry or prose;
listeners welcome; presented by the Midwest
Writing Center; free; for information, call 563-
324-1410, Downtown Central Perk, 226 W. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 7pm
Thu Oct 30.
November
SPECTRA Poetry Reading Series, co-
presented by the Midwest Writing Center; free;
for information, call 563-324-1410, Rozz-Tox, 2108
3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, RozzTox.com, 8pm Sat
Nov 1.
Writers’ Studio, share your works with other
area writers; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am
Sat Nov 1.
The Wonder of Words Festival, designed
to connect readers, writers, and publishers at
events that celebrate reading and share the joy of
lifelong learning; for information, call 515-286-
4907 or e-mail jbarlow@downtowndesmoines.
com, Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA,
WonderOfWordsfest.com, Sun Nov 2 thru Sun
Nov 16.
The Aviator’s Wife, a discussion of Melanie
Benjamin’s novel with the Alpha Book Discussion
Group; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm
Mon Nov 3.
Robert Hellenga, Professor Emeritus of
English Robert Hellenga reads from his latest,
Alumni Room, Old Main, Knox College, Galesburg,
IL, Knox.edu, 4pm Fri Nov 7.
CASI Book Club, for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
10am Fri Nov 7.
The Dead of Mametz, a discussion of
Jonathan Hicks’ book with the Mystery Book
Discussion Group; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 9:30am Sat Nov 8.
DAGOBAH, the “Davenport Area Gathering of
Books and Humanoids”discuss all things relating
to science-fiction and fantasy books, music, and
movies; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Mon
Nov 10.
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7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
10am Fri Dec 5.
Writers’ Studio, share your works with other
area writers; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am
Sat Dec 6.
DAGOBAH, the “Davenport Area Gathering of
Books and Humanoids”discuss all things relating
to science-fiction and fantasy books, music, and
movies; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Mon
Dec 8.
See YA, read all of the great books being
published for young adults in a completely
adult setting; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Dec 8.
Shorts & Sweets @ Fairmount, discuss short
stories, journal articles, poetry, and more, and
enjoy a delicious dessert while discussing; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Dec 8.
Get Lit: Three Graves Full, a discussion of
Jamie Mason’s book; free; for information, call
563-344-4179 or e-mail cwalters@bettendorf.org,
Dunn Bros. Coffee, 787 Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Dec 9.
Read Local: Connie Corcoran Wilson,
a presentation by the East Moline author
featuring the “Christmas Cats”series; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Dec 10.
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary
fiction and non-fiction at this lively book
discussion group; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 7pm Wed Dec 10.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
Open Mic for Originals Only, on Sundays; an
Originals Forum and Verse Writing Workshop w/
Frankie Joe Willderman; for information, call 309-
786-6262, Mama Compton’s, 1725 2nd Ave, Rock
Island, IL, MamaComptons.com, 12pm Sun Sep 7
thru Sun Dec 7.
The Most Beautiful Frankenstein, a poetry
and memoir workshop with Alex Lemon, who
will discuss working within multiple genres can
energize and embolden your work; $10-15; for
information and to register, call 563-324-1410
or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 1pm
Sat Sep 13.
Writing a Unique and Inspired Novel, held
on Tuesdays September 16 and 30, October
14 and 28, November 4 and 18; led by author/
publisher Steve Semken; develop and explore
how you can turn your distinctive ideas and
passions into your own novel through group
discussion and critiques, questions and answers,
writing activities, author techniques, and more;
participants are encouraged to have a manuscript
in progress, and there will be time for critique/
feedback with the group as well as for each
participant to meet with Semken one-on-one;
$175-200; for information and to register, call 563-
324-1410or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.
org, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite
303, Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org,
6pm Tue Sep 16.
Midwest Writing Center’s Day Retreat, Robin
Throne will provide some inspiration, guidance,
and answers to your questions; $12 includes
lunch and refreshments; for information, call 563-
324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St.
Suite 303, Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.
org, 9am Mon Sep 22.
QC Writers Social Hour, for writers to spend
time with each other, swap stories and tips, and
spread goodwill among their fellow writers; all
writers of any genre, skill, or experience level
are invited; presented by the Midwest Writing
Center; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel, 421 W. River Dr.,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 5pm
Thu Sep 25.
Pen-in-Hand Writing Conference, annual
event with four workshops on publishing
offered; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 9:15am
Mon Oct 6.
QC Writers Social Hour, for writers to spend
time with each other, swap stories and tips, and
spread goodwill among their fellow writers; all
writers of any genre, skill, or experience level
are invited; presented by the Midwest Writing
Center; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel, 421 W. River Dr.,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 5pm
Thu Oct 30.
Writing Dancing/Dancing Writing, the
University of Iowa Department of Dance hosts a
joint conference for the Society of Dance History
Scholars and the Congress on Research in Dance;
the conference will include a series of breakout
sessions each day, as well as a featured event
and/or performance each evening, including a
special performance of Liz Lerman’s Healing Wars
on Friday; for information, call 319-335-2228,
Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N. Madison St., Iowa
City, IA, SDHSCordConference.org, Thu Nov 13
thru Sun Nov 16.
QC Writers Social Hour, for writers to spend
time with each other, swap stories and tips, and
spread goodwill among their fellow writers; all
writers of any genre, skill, or experience level
are invited; presented by the Midwest Writing
Center; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel, 421 W. River Dr.,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 5pm
Thu Nov 20.
CALL FOR ENTRY
Great Endings Poetry Contest , write a poem,
not more than one page long, using somewhere
in the poem the last line from a banned book.;
the poet must live within a 50-mile radius of
the Quad-Cities; $50 prizes in Youth and Adult
categories; include name, contact information,
level, and where the “great ending”you used
came from; entries must be received at the
Bettendorf Public Library in person, by mail
(Bettendorf Public Library, Attn: Hedy Hustedde,
2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA
52722) postmarked no later than September
5, or e-mail hhustedde@bettendorf.org with
“Great Endings Poetry”in the subject line; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, thru Fri Sep 5.
THEATRE
PERFORMANCES
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Now Playing
The Children’s Hour, Lillian Hellman’s
boarding-school drama, directed by Stacy Phipps;
Thu. & Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 3pm; $6; for tickets and
information, call 563-333-6251, St. Ambrose
University Studio Theatre, Galvin Fine Arts Center,
518 W Locust St, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/theatre,
7:30pm thru Sat Sep 6.
Love, Lies, & the Lottery, world-premiering
farcical comedy by Jim Hesselman; 5:45pm doors,
6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm pre-show, 7:45pm show;
$29.26-49.12; for tickets and information, call 309-
786-7733 extension 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse,
1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, thru
Sat Sep 6.
Opening in September
Murder in the Double Wide, dinner-and-a-
mystery written by Scott Naumann, performed
by the comedians of It’s a Mystery!; $35; for
information, call 563-355-6100; for reservations,
call 563-344-9187, Skellington Manor Banquet
& Event Center, 420 18th St, Rock Island, IL,
ItsAMysteryQC.com, 6:30pm Fri Sep 5.
Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Grandmother,
musical-comedy about modern-day grannies,
directed by Ann Nieman; Fri., Sat., Wed., & Sept.
11: 5:45pm doors, 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm pre-
show, 7:45pm show; Sun.: 3:45pm doors, 4-5pm
buffet, 5:15pm pre-show, 5:45pm show; Wed.:
11:30am doors, 11:45am-12:45pm plated lunch,
1pm pre-show, 1:30pm show; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2, Circa
‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island,
IL, Circa21.com, Wed Sep 10 thru Sat Nov 1.
Marrying Terry, comedy by Greg Opelka,
directed by Greg Bouljon; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
3pm; $10; for tickets and information, call 309-
762-0330, Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th
Ave., Moline, IL, Playcrafters.com, Fri Sep 12 thru
Sun Sep 21.
National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named
Desire, an HD movie screening of the Tennessee
Williams production starring Gillian Anderson and
See YA, read all of the great books being
published for young adults in a completely
adult setting; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Nov 10.
Shorts & Sweets @ Fairmount, discuss short
stories, journal articles, poetry, and more, and
enjoy a delicious dessert while discussing; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Nov 10.
Get Lit: Forest of Hands and Teeth, a
discussion of Carrie Ryan’s book; free; for
information, call 563-344-4179 or e-mail
cwalters@bettendorf.org, Dunn Bros. Coffee, 787
Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
7pm Tue Nov 11.
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary
fiction and non-fiction at this lively book
discussion group; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 7pm Wed Nov 12.
Year in Review, learn about the best books
from 2014 that you may not have seen; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Sat
Nov 15.
Writers’ Studio, share your works with other
area writers; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am
Sat Nov 15.
West End Book Club Discussion, discuss
contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with
this fun group; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm
Tue Nov 18.
Last Call Book Club, discuss books with
friends over the occasional cocktail; drinks
available for purchase; for information, call 309-
732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St, Rock Island,
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Tue Nov 18.
My Name Is Mary Sutter, a discussion of
Robin Oliviera’s book with the Contemporary
Books Discussion Group; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Nov 19.
Travels in Siberia, a discussion of Ian Frazier’s
book with the Contemporary Books Discussion
Group; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Wed
Nov 19.
Out Loud Open Mic Reading, attendees have
the opportunity to share their poetry or prose;
listeners welcome; presented by the Midwest
Writing Center; free; for information, call 563-
324-1410, Downtown Central Perk, 226 W. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 7pm
Thu Nov 20.
What’s Gotten Into Us? Staying Healthy in
a Toxic World, a discussion of McKay Jenkins’
book with the Environmental Book Club; for
information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822
E. River Dr., Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, 7pm
Tue Nov 25.
December
Alpha Book Club Discussion, free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm Mon Dec 1.
CASI Book Club, for information, call 563-386-
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Ben Foster; $15-18; for tickets and information,
call 563-441-0242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd
18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA,
FathomEvents.com, 7pm Tue Sep 16.
Big Rock Candy Mountain, one-weekend
return of Tristan Tapscott’s and Danny White’s
folk/bluegrass musical-comedy; Thu.-Sat. 8pm,
Sun. 2pm; $20; for tickets and information, call
309-235-1654, The District Theatre, 1623 Second
Ave., Rock Island, IL, DistrictTheatre.com, Thu Sep
25 thru Sun Sep 28.
Jekyll & Hyde, Tony-nominated musical drama
based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel; $37-
57; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre,
136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com,
7:30pm Tue Sep 30.
Opening in October
Working, Stephen Schwartz musical based on
Studs Terkel’s book, directed by Corinne Johnson;
Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $15-17; for tickets
and information, call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine
Arts Center, 518 W Locust St, Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/theatre, Fri Oct 3 thru Sun Oct 5.
Clybourne Park, New Ground Theatre
presents Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize winner
inspired by “A Raisin in the Sun,”directed by Chris
Jansen; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $15-18;
for tickets and information, call 563-326-7529,
Village Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport, IA,
NewGroundTheatre.org, Fri Oct 10 thru Sun Oct
19.
The Passion of Dracula, Bob Hall’s stage
adaptation of Bram Stoker’s vampire novel; Fri. &
Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; $9-11; for information,
call 309-794-7306, Potter Theatre - Augustana
College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.
edu/arts, 7:30pm Fri Oct 17 thru Sun Oct 26.
Dracula, Ballet Quad Cities presents the
vampire tale starring Domingo Rubio, preceded
by Margaret Huling’s choreography to Mozart’s
“Eine kleine Nachtmusik”; $12-22; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-3779, Scottish
Rite Cathedral, 1800 7th Ave., Moline, IL,
BalletQuadCities.com, 7:30pm Fri Oct 17 and Sat
Oct 18.
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, stage
version of the Brothers Grimm story with
a new adaptation by Daniel DP Sheridan;
Sat. 3 & 7pm, Sun. 3pm; $5-7 at the door; for
information, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Sat Oct 18 thru
Sun Oct 26.
The Rocky Horror Show, do the “Time Warp”
again in the camp musical’s annual presentation,
directed by Joe Maubach; Wed.-Sat. 8pm,
midnight shows Oct. 24, 25, & 31; $20; for tickets
and information, call 309-235-1654, The District
Theatre, 1623 Second Ave., Rock Island, IL,
DistrictTheatre.com, Thu Oct 23 thru Fri Oct 31.
Bat Boy: The Musical, off-Broadway hit about
a half-man, half-bat, directed by James Fairchild;
Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; “pay what it’s worth”
ticket pricing; for tickets and information, call
563-650-2396, QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes
Ave., Davenport, IA, QCTheatreWorkshop.org, Fri
Oct 24 thru Sun Nov 9.
Opening in November & December
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, stage version
of the classic Bing Crosby holiday screen musical,
directed by Ann Nieman; Fri., Sat., Wed., & Nov. 6:
5:45pm doors, 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm pre-show,
7:45pm show; Sun.: 3:45pm doors, 4-5pm buffet,
5:15pm pre-show, 5:45pm show; Wed.: 11:30am
doors, 11:45am-12:45pm plated lunch, 1pm pre-
show, 1:30pm show; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, Wed Nov 5 thru Wed Dec 10.
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THEATRE
PERFORMANCES
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Opening in November & December
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches,
part one of Tony Kushner’s Tony Award-winning
1980s fantasia, directed by Ed Villarreal; Thu.-Sat.
8pm, Sun. 2pm; $20; for tickets and information,
call 309-235-1654, The District Theatre, 1623
Second Ave., Rock Island, IL, DistrictTheatre.com,
Fri Nov 14 thru Sun Nov 23.
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus, holiday
play by Andrew Fenady, directed by Jordan
Smith; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm;$10; for tickets
and information, call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters
Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline, IL,
Playcrafters.com, Fri Nov 14 thru Sun Nov 23.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, holiday
family comedy by Ken Ludwig; $10.50 for 10am
show-only performances, $15-20 for brunch
performances (11am brunch, noon show);
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733
extension 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, Fri Nov 28 thru
Sun Dec 7.
A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol, holiday-
themed musical-comedy follow-up to “The
1940s Radio Hour”; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
2pm; $11-16; for tickets and information, call
309-762-6610, Quad City Music Guild - Prospect
Park Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., Moline, IL,
QCMusicGuild.com, Thu Dec 4 thru Sun Dec 7.
The Cat in the Hat, family musical based on
Dr. Seuss’ book, directed by Daniel Rairdin-Hale;
for tickets and information, call 563-333-6251, St.
Ambrose University Studio Theatre, Galvin Fine
Arts Center, 518 W Locust St, Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/theatre, 3pm Sat Dec 6 and Sun Dec 7.
Outlying Areas
Opening in September
Cash on Delivery, farcical comedy by Michael
Cooney; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun., Wed., & Thu.
2pm; $18.50-28; for tickets and information, call
319-622-6262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th
Ave., Amana, IA, OldCreamery.com, Thu Sep 4
thru Sun Sep 28.
Red, John Logan’s Tony-winning drama
about painter Mark Rothko, directed by Sam
Osheroff; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $18-30;
for information and tickets, call 319-338-7672,
Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA,
RiversideTheatre.org, Fri Sep 5 thru Sun Sep 28.
The Phantom of the Opera, Andrew
Lloyd Webber’s Broadway musical smash;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Des Moines
Civic Center, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesPerformingArts.com, Wed Sep 10
thru Sun Sep 21.
Lost Boy Found, author Thomas P. Johnson
presents a chamber-theatre production that
revisits a century-old Iowa County kidnapping;
Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 2pm; $10-22.50;
for tickets and information, call 319-622-3222,
Iowa Theatre Artists Company, 4709 220th Trail,
Amana, IA, IowaTheatreArtists.org, Fri Sep 12
thru Sun Sep 28.
Rock n’ Roll Jesus, a Workshop Series reading
written by David Freeman; free, University of Iowa
Theatre Building - Room 172, 200 N. Riverside Dr.,
Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.edu, 8pm Sat Sep 13.
Dollar Dog Reading: Housebroken,
experience Megan Gogerty’s play early in the
development progress in this stage reading; $1 or
$2 depending on a coin flip; for information and
tickets, call 319-338-7672, Riverside Theatre, 213
N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA, RiversideTheatre.org,
6:30pm Sun Sep 14.
Too Few to Mention, a Workshop Series
reading written by Catherine Shook; free,
University of Iowa Theatre Building - Room 172,
200 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.
National Theatre Live: Medea, an HD
movie screening of the Euripides production
starring Helen McCrory; $15-18; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org,
7pm Sat Sep 27.
Opening in October
Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Jersey
Lily, mystery/comedy by Katie Forgette, directed
by John VanDeWoestyne; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm,
Sun. 3pm; $10; for tickets and information, call
309-944-2244, Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, 600
Robinson Dr., Geneseo, IL, RHPlayers.com, Thu
Oct 2 thru Sun Oct 12.
Role Models, a Workshop Series production
written by Hiram Orozco; free, University of Iowa
Theatre Building - Room 172, 200 N. Riverside Dr.,
Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.edu, 8pm Fri Oct 3
and Sat Oct 4.
Of Mice & Men, John Steinbeck’s Depression-
era classic; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $15-16;
for tickets and information, call 319-462-4793,
Starlighters II Theatre, 136 E. Main St., Anamosa,
IA, Starlighters.org, Fri Oct 3 thru Sun Oct 12.
National Theatre Live: A Streetcar
Named Desire, an HD movie screening of the
Tennessee Williams production starring Gillian
Anderson and Ben Foster; $15-18; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org,
7pm Wed Oct 8.
Iowa Partnership in the Arts: The Mask
and Jazz Project, employing Commedia Dell’
Arte, this original piece created by Paul Kalina,
John Rapson, Paola Coletto, Matteo Destro,
and David Bills explores how the Industrial
Revolution and its technical evolution affect the
educational system; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm;
for information and tickets, call 319-335-2700,
The University of Iowa’s David Thayer Theatre, 200
N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.edu,
Thu Oct 9 thru Sun Oct 19.
A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement, musical-
comedy sequel to “Church Basement Ladies”; Fri.
& Sat. 7:30pm; Sun., Wed., & Thu. 2pm; $18.50-28;
for tickets and information, call 319-622-6262,
Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA,
OldCreamery.com, Thu Oct 9 thru Sun Nov 9.
Toby’s Corntussle News, Neill Schaffner
adaptation of one of the “Toby and Susie”
sketches from the archives of the Schaffner
Players; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 2pm; $10-
22.50; for tickets and information, call 319-622-
3222, Iowa Theatre Artists Company, 4709 220th
Trail, Amana, IA, IowaTheatreArtists.org, Fri Oct
10 thru Sun Oct 19.
Xanadu, City Circle Acting Company of
Coralville’s production of the musical comedy
based on the 1980 camp classic, directed by
Christopher Okiishi; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm;
$12-27; for information and tickets, call 319-248-
9370, Coralville Center for the Performing Arts,
1301 5th St., Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org, Fri
Oct 10 thru Sun Oct 19.
Order Now, a Gallery Series production
written by Theresa Giacopasi, directed by Lesley
Geffinger; Thu.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm; $5, Theatre
B - University of Iowa, Theatre Building, 200 N.
Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.edu,
Thu Oct 16 thru Sun Oct 19.
Uncle Vanya, Dreamwell Theatre’s
presentation of Anton Chekhov’s classic adapted
by David Mamet, directed by Rachael Lindhart;
venue TBD; for information, call 319-423-9820,
Downtown Iowa City, Iowa City, IA, Dreamwell.
com, 7:30pm Fri Oct 17 thru Sat Oct 25.
Kimberly Akimbo, David Lindsay-Abaire’s
comedy about a girl with an age-advancing
genetic disease, directed by Sean Christopher
Lewis; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $18-30; for
information and tickets, call 319-338-7672,
Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA,
RiversideTheatre.org, Fri Oct 17 thru Sun Nov 2.
Simply Patsy, Mary Pfeifer performs a tribute
to Patsy Cline in a Festival 56 presentation; 2
& 7:30pm; $18 advance tickets; for tickets and
information, call 815-879-5656, Grace Performing
Arts Center, 316 Main St., Princeton, IL, Festival56.
com, Sat Oct 18.
Devised, a Workshop Series production
written by Hiram Orozco; free, University of Iowa
Theatre Building - Room 172, 200 N. Riverside Dr.,
Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.edu, 8pm Fri Oct 24
and Sat Oct 25.
Morning’s at Seven, Tony-winning family
drama by Paul Osborn; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sat. &
Sun. 2pm; $10-22.50; for tickets and information,
call 319-622-3222, Iowa Theatre Artists Company,
4709 220th Trail, Amana, IA, IowaTheatreArtists.
org, Fri Oct 24 thru Sun Nov 9.
Dracula, Ballet Quad Cities presents the
annual vampire tale starring Domingo Rubio,
preceded by Margaret Huling’s choreography
to Mozart’s “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-3779, Paramount
Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
BalletQuadCities.com, 7:30pm Sat Oct 25.
edu, 8pm Fri Sep 19.
Lemonade Dress, a Workshop Series reading
written by Erin Marshall; free, University of Iowa
Theatre Building - Room 172, 200 N. Riverside Dr.,
Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.edu, 8pm Sat Sep 20.
Cinderella, fairytale musical with book and
lyrics by Jim Eiler, and music by Jim Eiler and
Jeanne Bargy; Saturdays at 1pm (also 10am on
Sept. 27); $8.50-9; for tickets and information, call
319-622-6262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th
Ave., Amana, IA, OldCreamery.com, Sat Sep 20
thru Sat Oct 4.
Talk to Me, a Workshop Series production
written by Annie Levitz; free, University of Iowa
Theatre Building - Room 172, 200 N. Riverside Dr.,
Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.edu, 8pm Fri Sep 26
and Sat Sep 27.
Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-
winning fairytale musical; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
2:30pm; $20-37; for tickets and information, call
319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St
SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, TheatreCR.org, Fri Sep 26
thru Sun Oct 5.
Musicals and Dance
September through December
N
ine musicals and dance
events are scheduled in the
Quad Cities’ fall-theatre season,
but that roster of titles can
actually be broken down into a
convenient 4-H club – so long as
you consider the “H”s in question
to be “Hilarious,” “Heartwarming,”
“Holiday-Themed,” and “Horrific.”
(That latter adjective referring
to the productions’ subject matter and not, fingers crossed, the quality of the
presentations.) The autumn entertainments, and the hilarity, begin with the Circa
’21 Dinner Playhouse’s return of Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Grandmother
(running September 10 through November 1), a 2003 hit for the theatre that
delivers a musical-comedy exploration of the modern grandma through witty
comedy, cheeky dance numbers, and songs including “The Condo Blues,” “When
Harry Met Annie,” and “She’s Old Enough to Be My Wife.” Big laughs plus
heartfelt sentiment are on hand in the District Theatre’s re-staging of Big Rock
Candy Mountain (September 25 through 28), a springtime hit for the venue
that blends Danny White’s newly arranged folk and bluegrass favorites with
an original script by Tristan Tapscott. And visitors to St. Ambrose University
will see that musicals rarely get more moving, or more engaging, than they do
in the Studs Terkel adaptation Working (October 3 through 5), which features
songs by such songwriting luminaries as James Taylor and Wicked’s Stephen
Schwartz. Christmastime is given a fall debut in two forthcoming musicals: Circa
’21’s return of the holiday classic Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (November
5 through December 28), and Quad City Music Guild’s staging of a timeless
Dickens tale in A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol (December 4 through 7). No
fewer than four area productions, meanwhile, will take a decidedly scarier – and
sometimes sillier – approach to their music. The Adler Theatre hosts the touring
presentation of a sinister he-said/he-said saga with Jekyll & Hyde (September
30), and Ballet Quad Cities and star Domingo Rubio have vampires on the
brain in their juicy, Scottish Rite Cathedral stagings of Dracula (October 17
and 18). All sorts of creepy characters – plus a less-creepy one in a gold lamé
Speedo – will be encouraging audiences to do “The Time Warp” again in the
District Theatre’s annual staging of the audience-participatory The Rocky Horror
Show (October 23 through 31). And the Halloween season wraps with the QC
Theatre Workshop’s presentation of Bat Boy: The Musical (October 24 through
November 9), a hilarious and tuneful off-Broadway hit that, I should mention,
will find yours truly cast as a sadistic veterinarian who murders a little girl in her
hospital bed. My mother is so proud. For more on the fall’s musical and dance
season, visit the event calendar’s Theatre section beginning on page 18. – Mike
Schulz
Jekyll & Hyde, September 30
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Dollar Dog Reading: A+, experience Sean
Christopher Lewis’ play early in the development
progress in this stage reading; $1 or $2
depending on a coin flip; for information and
tickets, call 319-338-7672, Riverside Theatre, 213
N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA, RiversideTheatre.org,
6:30pm Sun Oct 26.
Nice Work If You Can Get It, touring
production of the Tony-winning musical
comedy; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Tue Oct 28 and
Wed Oct 29.
Skylight, an HD movie screening of the West
End David Hare production starring Bill Nighy
and Carey Mulligan; $15-18; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org,
7pm Wed Oct 29.
The Caffe Cino Project, in the Studio Theatre;
four short plays, directed by Jeff Grace, presented
in a historically accurate replica of the Caffe Cino,
a 1960s New York coffeehouse that gave rise to
the Off-Off-Broadway movement; $5-10, free for
students; for information, call 309-341-7337 or
e-mail communications@knox.edu, Ford Center
for the Fine Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, IL,
Knox.edu, 7:30pm Wed Nov 5 thru Sat Nov 8.
Water Bound, a Gallery Series production
written by Sam Lahne, directed by Ariel
Francoeur; Thu.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm; $5, Theatre
B - University of Iowa, Theatre Building, 200 N.
Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.edu,
Thu Oct 30 thru Sun Nov 2.
Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Christopher
Durang’s Tony Award-winning comedy; Fri. & Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. & Thu. 2Pm; $18.50-28; for tickets
and information, call 319-622-6262, Old Creamery
Studio Theatre, 3023 220th Trail, Middle Amana,
IA, OldCreamery.com, Thu Oct 30 thru Sun Nov
16.
Opening in November & December
thing with feathers, a Gallery Series
production written by Samantha Collier, directed
by Nina Morrison; Thu.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm; $5,
Theatre B - University of Iowa, Theatre Building,
200 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.
edu, Thu Nov 6 thru Sun Nov 9.
Cheaper by the Dozen, comedy by Ernestine
Carey, directed by Joe DePauw; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm,
Sun. 3pm; $10; for tickets and information, call
309-944-2244, Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, 600
Robinson Dr., Geneseo, IL, RHPlayers.com, Thu
Nov 6 thru Sun Nov 16.
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, touring
stage-musical version of the classic holiday
film; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Tue Nov 11 thru Sat Nov
15.
Return to Mongoose Island, a Workshop
Series production written by Sean David DeMers;
free, University of Iowa Theatre Building - Room
172, 200 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.
uiowa.edu, 8pm Fri Nov 14 and Sat Nov 15.
Love, Loss and What I Wore, a Festival 56
presentation of the comedy by Nora and Delia
Ephron; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $13-26; for
tickets and information, call 815-879-5656, Grace
Performing Arts Center, 316 Main St., Princeton,
IL, Festival56.com, Fri Nov 14 thru Sat Nov 22.
A Grateful Nation, reader’s-theatre
performance about a small Iowa community
and its sacrifices at home and on the front in
World War II, by Ron Clark and Rick Williams; Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $15-20; for information and
tickets, call 319-338-7672, Riverside Theatre, 213
N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA, RiversideTheatre.org,
Sat Nov 15 and Sun Nov 16.
Thursday Theatre Talk: A Christmas Carol,
a discussion of the theatre’s Dickens adaptation
with the actor, author, and director; free; for
information, call 319-338-7672, Riverside Theatre,
213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA, RiversideTheatre.
org, 5:30pm Thu Nov 20.
Designer, a Gallery Series production written
and directed by Mario El Caponi Mendoza; $5,
Theatre B - University of Iowa, Theatre Building,
200 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.
edu, 8pm Thu Nov 20 thru Sat Nov 22.
A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol, musical-
comedy sequel to “The 1940s Radio Hour”; Fri. &
Sat. 7:30pm; Sun., Wed., & Thu. 2pm; $18.50-28;
for tickets and information, call 319-622-6262,
Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA,
OldCreamery.com, Thu Nov 20 thru Wed Dec 10.
Shrek: The Musical, Tony-winning musical
comedy based on the animated smash; Fri. &
Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $20-37; for tickets and
information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar
Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, TheatreCR.
org, 7:30pm Fri Nov 21 thru Sun Nov 30.
Assorted Nuts!, musical comedy in which
singer/musician Kerry Christensen joins up with
local comic favorites Meg Merckens and Deborah
Kennedy; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 2pm; $10-
22.50; for tickets and information, call 319-622-
3222, Iowa Theatre Artists Company, 4709 220th
Trail, Amana, IA, IowaTheatreArtists.org, Fri Nov
21 thru Sun Dec 7.
Rounding Third, a Festival 56 presentation
of Richard Dresser’s baseball-themed comedy/
drama; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Dec. 6 at 2pm; $13-26;
for tickets and information, call 815-879-5656,
Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 Main St.,
Princeton, IL, Festival56.com, Fri Nov 28 thru Sat
Dec 6.
A Christmas Carol, Paul Morella’s adaptation
of Charles Dickens’ holiday tale told as a one-
man show performed by Tim Budd, directed by
Ron Clark; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $18-30;
for information and tickets, call 319-338-7672,
Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA,
RiversideTheatre.org, Fri Nov 28 thru Sun Dec 7.
The Santaland Diaries, one-man holiday
comedy based on David Sedaris’ short story; Fri.
& Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $15-28; for tickets and
information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar
Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, TheatreCR.
org, Fri Nov 28 thru Sun Dec 7.
Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman
Smells, on Saturdays; family musical adapted by
Allison Gregory from the book by Barbara Park;
$8.50-9; for tickets and information, call 319-622-
6262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana,
IA, OldCreamery.com, 1pm Sat Nov 29 and Sat
Dec 6.
Fruitcakes, holiday comedy directed by
Victoria Wims; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $15-
16; for tickets and information, call 319-462-4793,
Starlighters II Theatre, 136 E. Main St., Anamosa,
IA, Starlighters.org, Fri Dec 5 thru Sun Dec 7.
Striking 12, Brendan Milburn’s, Rachel
Sheinkin’s, and Valerie Vigoda’s holiday-themed
play inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The
Little Match Girl”; Wed.-Sat. 8Pm, Sun. 2pm; for
information and tickets, call 319-335-2700, The
University of Iowa’s E. C. Mabie Theatre, 200 N.
Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.edu, Fri
Dec 5 thru Wed Dec 10.
The Nutcracker, Ballet Quad Cities’ annual
presentation of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, with
accompaniment by Orchestra Iowa; Sat. 2:30 &
7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-3779, Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd
St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, BalletQuadCities.com,
2:30pm Sat Dec 6 and Sun Dec 7.
AUDITIONS & CALL FOR ENTRY
Seeking Monologues: Walking the Wire
-- Classified, seeking submissions for the annual
celebration of original work (running March
6 - 15) featuring monologues of 10 minutes
or less by both established and emerging
playwrights; submissions must be emailed
as a Word document and dated by midnight
CST September 15; for information and to
submit, e-mail artistic@riversidetheatre.org,
Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA,
RiversideTheatre.org, Thu Sep 4 thru Mon Sep
15.
Julius Caesar / Antony & Cleopatra,
auditions for the Prenzie Players’ productions of
Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,”directed by Tracy
Skaggs (running January 23 - 31), and “Antony
& Cleopatra,”directed by Kate Farence (running
May 1 - 9); no monologues required, be prepared
to read from the scripts; Thursday 6pm, Saturday
2pm, Sunday 4pm; for information, e-mail info@
prenzieplayers.com, QC Theatre Workshop, 1730
Wilkes Ave., Davenport, IA, PrenziePlayers.com,
Thu Sep 18 thru Sun Sep 21.
DANCE
PERFORMANCES
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Dwelling in Minutiae, dance, music, film, and
digital scenography in three short-story pieces
created by Anaitte Vaccaro; $9-13; for tickets and
information, call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine Arts
Center, 518 W Locust St, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/
theatre, 7:30pm Sat Sep 13.
The Story of Job: When Bad Things Happen
to Good People, the Chicago-based, professional
ballet company presents a story ballet on the life
of a Biblical figure who was righteous in God’s
eyes yet lost everything; $18-24; for tickets,
call 800-838-3006, Nighswander Theatre, 2822
Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA, Ballet58.org, 6:30pm
Sat Sep 27.
Friends of India Dance Performance, an
event in the Dance: A Cultural Celebration
series; free; for information, call 309-524-2440,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 2:30pm Sat Oct 4.
Imani Dancers/Tandazo Dance
Performance, Afro-ethnic modern dance
presentation in the Dance: A Cultural Celebration
series; free; for information, call 309-524-2440,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Oct 6.
Quad City Motion Respiro Dance
Performance, bellydance presentation in the
Dance: A Cultural Celebration series; free; for
information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 2:30pm Sat Oct 11.
Loretta Lynn @ Adler Theatre – September 18
THEATRE
PERFORMANCES
Outlying Areas
Opening in October
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Quad City Social Dancing (QC Soda) Dance
Performance, an event in the Dance: A Cultural
Celebration series; free; for information, call
309-524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon
Oct 13.
So You Think You Can Dance: Season 11
National Tour, performances by the TV series’
Top 10 finalists Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew,
Emilio Dosal, Jacque LeWarne, Jessica Richens,
Ricky Ubeda, Rudy Abreu, Tanisha Belnap, Valerie
Rockey, and Zack Everhart; $39.75-65; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Tue
Oct 14.
Ballet 101: Getting to Know Ballet Quad
Cities, an introduction to professional dance,
and an event in the Dance: A Cultural Celebration
series; free; for information, call 309-524-2440,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue Oct 14.
Dracula, Ballet Quad Cities presents the
vampire tale starring Domingo Rubio, preceded
by Margaret Huling’s choreography to Mozart’s
“Eine kleine Nachtmusik”; $12-22; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-3779, Scottish
Rite Cathedral, 1800 7th Ave., Moline, IL,
BalletQuadCities.com, 7:30pm Fri Oct 17 and Sat
Oct 18.
Glimpses of Philippine Culture, presented
by Philippine Dance Troupe of the Quad Cities
Dance; performance and demonstration plus
modeling of costumes and display of Philippine
cultural items; an event in the Dance: A Cultural
Celebration series; free; for information, call 309-
524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Oct 18.
Augustana Dance Company Fall Show,
for tickets and information, call 309-794-7306,
Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 7pm Fri
Nov 21.
Outlying Areas
So You Think You Can Dance: Season 11
National Tour, performances by the TV series’
Top 10 finalists Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew,
Emilio Dosal, Jacque LeWarne, Jessica Richens,
Ricky Ubeda, Rudy Abreu, Tanisha Belnap, Valerie
Rockey, and Zack Everhart; $44-69; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com,
8pm Sat Oct 11.
Dracula, Ballet Quad Cities presents the
vampire tale starring Domingo Rubio, preceded
by Margaret Huling’s choreography to Mozart’s
“Eine kleine Nachtmusik”; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-3779, Paramount
Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
BalletQuadCities.com, 7:30pm Sat Oct 25.
Paul Taylor Dance Company, the program
will feature three selections from Taylor’s diverse
repertoire, including the world premiere of his
141st work; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Des
Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines,
IA, DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, 7:30pm Sat
Nov 8.
The Legend of Love, one of Russian master
Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works
performed by the Bolshoi principals, soloists,
and corps de ballet; $15-18; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org,
2pm Sun Nov 9.
Healing Wars, multimedia dance experience
created and directed by Liz Lerman and featuring
actor Bill Pullman, in a Hancher Auditorium
Visiting Artists presentation; for tickets and
information, call 319-335-1160, University of
Iowa’s Space/Place Theatre, 20 Davenport St.,
Iowa City, IA, Hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets, 7:30pm
Thu Nov 13 thru Sat Nov 15.
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The Nutcracker, Ballet Quad Cities’ annual
presentation of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, with
accompaniment by Orchestra Iowa; Sat. 2:30 &
7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-3779, Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd
St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, BalletQuadCities.com,
2:30pm Sat Dec 6 and Sun Dec 7.
EVENTS
Lower Deck Dance Party, on Tuesdays; for
ages 19 & over; for information, call 319-337-
6464, Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City,
IA, IowaCityYachtClub.org, 8pm Tue Sep 9 thru
Wed Dec 10.
Lyle Beaver Trio Dance , $10; for information,
call 563-284-5165, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant
St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Fri Sep 12.
Jerry Beauchamp Dance, $10; for
information, call 563-284-5165, Walcott Coliseum,
116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Fri Sep 19.
Eastern Chapter Polka Club of Iowa Dance,
with live music by Barefoot Becky of Mt. Vernon,
IA; $10, under 21 free; for information, call call
Jim at 563-285-5989, Donna at 563-659-1628, or
Roy at 526-8848, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant
St, Walcott, IA, EasternIowaPolkaClub.ning.com,
1:30pm Sun Sep 21.
Lost Country Dancers’ Dance, $7; for
information, call 309-764-9357, Walcott Coliseum,
116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7:30pm Fri Sep 26.
Dale Thomas Band Dance, $10; for
information, call 563-284-5165, Walcott Coliseum,
116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Fri Oct 3.
Lyle Beaver Trio Dance, $10; for information,
call 563-284-5165, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant
St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Fri Sep 12, 7pm Fri Oct 17.
Lost Country Dancers’ Dance , $7; for
information, call 309-764-9357, Walcott Coliseum,
116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7:30pm Fri Oct 24.
Jim Busta Band Dance, birthday bash for Russ
Weisrock and Ron Alpen; for information, call
563-284-5165, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St,
Walcott, IA, 7pm Sat Oct 25.
Lyle Beaver Trio Halloween Dance, $10; for
information, call 563-284-5165, Walcott Coliseum,
116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Fri Oct 31.
Dale Thomas Band Dance, $10; for
information, call 563-284-5165, Walcott Coliseum,
116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Fri Nov 7.
Lyle Beaver & Dave “Turkey Trot”Dance,
$10; for information, call 563-284-5165, Walcott
Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Wed
Nov 19.
Lost Country Dancers’ Dance, $7; for
information, call 309-764-9357, Walcott Coliseum,
116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7:30pm Fri Nov 21.
Jerry Beauchamp Dance, $10; for
information, call 563-284-5165, Walcott Coliseum,
116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Fri Nov 28.
Lyle Beaver Trio “Holly Ball”Dance, $10; for
information, call 563-284-5165, Walcott Coliseum,
116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Sat Nov 29.
CLASSES
Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes,
offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz,
Tap, Conditioning, Creative Movement, and Adult
Ballet, for ages 3 to adult; all classes taught by the
company’s professional dancers; for information
and to register, call 309-786-2677, Ballet Quad
Cities School of Dance, 617 17th St, Rock Island,
IL, balletquadcities.com, Thu Sep 4 thru Wed
Dec 10.
Belly Dance Fundamentals, on Mondays; the
class focuses on posture, isolations, combinations,
and simple traveling steps; every class includes
warm-up, technique drills, dance movement
concepts, choreography, and cool-down;
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.
com, 10am Sat Sep 13.
Writing Dancing/Dancing Writing, the
University of Iowa Department of Dance hosts a
joint conference for the Society of Dance History
Scholars and the Congress on Research in Dance;
the conference will include a series of breakout
sessions each day, as well as a featured event
and/or performance each evening, including a
special performance of Liz Lerman’s Healing Wars
on Friday; for information, call 319-335-2228,
Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N. Madison St., Iowa
City, IA, SDHSCordConference.org, Thu Nov 13
thru Sun Nov 16.
COMEDY
Scott & Rock island Counties
September
The Bix BeiderBomb Comedy Workshop,
comedians perform in a jazzy setting; hosted
and produced by Andrew King; the 3rd Thursday
of each month is Heckler Night; $3, free for
performers; for information, call 563-328-2929,
Boozie’s Bar & Grill, 114 1/2 W. 3rd St., Davenport,
IA, Facebook.com/BixBeiderBomb, 8pm Thu Sep
4 thru Thu Sep 25.
Murder in the Double Wide, dinner-and-a-
mystery written by Scott Naumann, performed
by the comedians of It’s a Mystery!; $35; for
information, call 563-355-6100; for reservations,
call 563-344-9187, Skellington Manor Banquet
& Event Center, 420 18th St, Rock Island, IL,
ItsAMysteryQC.com, 6:30pm Fri Sep 5.
The Blacklist, standup comics perform at
9pm, improv with the area comedy troupe at
10pm; for ages 21+; $10-12; for information and
tickets, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, 9pm Fri Sep 5.
T.G.I. Funny, on Fridays; an all-ages comedy
show, with “The Improv Jam,”“Dodgeball,”and
“R&D (Research and Development)”performed
on a rotating basis; $5 or free with CSz ticket;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-1111,
The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
EstablishmentQC.com, 9:30pm Fri Sep 5 thru Fri
Sep 26.
ComedySportz, on Fridays & Saturdays;
interactive comedy with the area’s long-
running improv troupe; $12; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-1111 or e-mail Info@
ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment, 220
19th St., Rock Island, IL, ComedySportzQC.com,
7pm Fri Sep 5 thru Sat Sep 27.
The Blacklist Presents “Shots & Giggles”,
uncensored comedy with the improvisational
comedians featuring made-up alcohol shots and
toasts with the audience; $10-12; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2, The
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 9pm Sat Sep 6.
Studio Series: Wisenheimer, an uncensored,
long form improv comedy show featuring a
foursome of veteran improvisers, with second-act
performances of Tandem and Dick Line!; $5 or
free w/ CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call
309-786-1111, The Establishment, 220 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, EstablishmentQC.com, 9:30pm
Sat Sep 6.
The Blacklist Open Mic Night, on
Wednesdays; live stand-up and music acts; free,
Rumors Lounge & Nightclub, 1704 Second Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, BlacklistComedy.com, 9pm Wed
Sep 10 thru Wed Sep 24.
Studio Series: Bandwagon, new show in
which a band will be created on stage, giving
the audience a chance to hear some of their
hit songs and witness key moments in the
band’s history!; $5 or free with CSz ticker; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-1111,
The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
EstablishmentQC.com, 9:30pm Sat Sep 13.
The Blacklist Presents “100 Laughs”, local
standup comedians perform at 9pm, and the
improv troupe takes the stage at 10pm; 8:30pm
doors; $10-12; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-7733, extension 2, The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, 9pm Sat Sep 13.
The Speakeasy Laugh Hard, an evening
of comedians from across the Midwest; $3; for
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, 8pm Fri Sep 19.
Studio Series Saturday, comedy show for
ages 18+; $5; for tickets and information, call
309-786-1111, The Establishment, 220 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, EstablishmentQC.com, 9:30pm Sat
Sep 20.
The Blacklist Presents “Shots ‘n’ Giggles”,
uncensored comedy with the improvisational
comedians featuring made-up alcohol shots and
toasts with the audience; $10-12; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2, The
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 9pm Sat Sep 20.
The Dan Bush Ambush, standup comedian
DANCE
PERFORMANCES
Outlying Areas
designed for the absolute beginner and the
continuing beginner; no experience required, no
bare bellies required; $80 for 8 weeks or $12 for
drop-ins; for information and to register, call 309-
373-8374, A. Rhythmic Time Dance Studio, 5447
3rd Ave. Unit B, Moline, IL, BellyDanceByLisa.com/
classes, 7:15pm Mon Sep 8 thru Mon Oct 20.
Belly Dance Class, on Mondays; run drills,
shimmy and dance to fun follow along work
out songs in this class; no experience necessary;
work-out pants, a comfortable t-shirt, and water
are recommended; $5 for drop-ins, $40 for a
10-class card; for information and to register,
contact instructor Lisa at LBellydance@yahoo.
com, A. Rhythmic Time Dance Studio, 5447 3rd
Ave. Unit B, Moline, IL, QuadCitiesBellyDance.
com, 6pm Mon Sep 8 thru Mon Dec 8.
Mommy/Daddy & Me Dance, Saturdays thru
Dec. 13; for ages 18 months to 3; nursery rhymes
and lullaby music are used to get parents and
toddlers acquainted with the dance classroom
while in the comfort of each other’s presence;
$30-45; for information and to register, call 563-
326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Events
Adler Theatre
September through December
O
n September 29, the Adler Theatre
will host the Festival of Praise
Tour 2014, an evening of exceptional
music and heartening fellowship
featuring the gifted singer/songwriter
Fred Hammond and the platinum-
selling tenor Donnie McClurkin. I
open with this information because
the next 300-or-so words are going to
be their own little festival of praise,
given the incredible variety of music,
comedy, dance, and theatre scheduled
for the Davenport venue this fall. As
always, autumn brings with it the
start of a new season for the Quad
City Symphony Orchestra, and
the Adler will host conductor Mark
Russell Smith’s first three Masterworks
concerts of 2014-15: Into a New
World on October 4, A Passion for
Life on November 1, and A Musical
Showcase on December 6. (The
concerts will be repeated at Augustana
College’s Centennial Hall on October
5, November 2, and December 7,
respectively.) But the ensemble will
also bring its annually beloved Holiday
Pops to Davenport in three concert
events scheduled for November 21
and 22, with the orchestra joined on-
stage by the incredible circus artists
of Cirque de la Symphonie. (Those
seeking even more holiday-themed
musical fun will readily find it in the
November 26 Adler booking of A
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas.)
A second-annual entertainment will
land at the Adler when local-gal-made-
good – really good – Danielle Colby
hosts October 25’s Iowa Burlesque
Festival, a celebration of female
artistry boasting saucy burlesque
performers and equally saucy blues
music performed by Davina & the
Vagabonds. Acoustic guitarist and
two-time Grammy nominee Tommy
Emmanuel brings his singular gifts to
the Davenport venue on September
10, and “iconic” is almost too weak a
term when describing the artists in two
additional musical bookings this fall:
September 18’s night with country-
music legend Loretta Lynn, and
October 12’s evening with the hirsute
rockers of ZZ Top. You’ll get music in
theatrical form on September 30, as
“This Is the Moment” that the touring,
Tony-nominated thriller Jekyll & Hyde
lands at the Adler. Television stars will
also enjoy stage visibility in Davenport
this fall; the gifted hoofers of Season
11 will delight patrons in October 14’s
So You Think You Can Dance Tour,
while November 23 brings with it
an evening with stand-up comedian,
HBO mainstay, and 29-time (!) Emmy
nominee Bill Maher. Finally, on
October 8, plan on enjoying a night
with Christian recording artist and
32-time chart-topper Jeremy Camp.
I close with that information because
there are so many outstanding events
coming to the Adler that you may just
want to arrive in early fall and set up
camp. For more on the venue’s autumn
happenings, visit AdlerTheatre.com. –
Mike Schulz
Bill Maher, November 23
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in concert; for tickets and information, call 309-
786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Fri Sep 26.
Studio Series: 309, Big G, Patrick Adamson,
and Jeff De Leon join forces for uncensored,
short-form improv; $5 or free w/ CSz ticket;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-1111,
The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
EstablishmentQC.com, 9:30pm Sat Sep 27.
The Blacklist Presents “100 Laughs”, local
standup comedians perform at 9pm, and the
improv troupe takes the stage at 10pm; 8:30pm
doors; $10-12; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-7733, extension 2, The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, 9pm Sat Sep 27.
October
The Blacklist Open Mic Night, on
Wednesdays; live stand-up and music acts; free,
Rumors Lounge & Nightclub, 1704 Second Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, BlacklistComedy.com, 9pm Wed
Oct 1 thru Wed Oct 29.
The Bix BeiderBomb Comedy Workshop,
comedians perform in a jazzy setting; hosted
and produced by Andrew King; the 3rd Thursday
of each month is Heckler Night; $3, free for
performers; for information, call 563-328-2929,
Boozie’s Bar & Grill, 114 1/2 W. 3rd St., Davenport,
IA, Facebook.com/BixBeiderBomb, 8pm Thu Oct 2
thru Thu Oct 30.
T.G.I. Funny, on Fridays; an all-ages comedy
show, with “The Improv Jam,”“Dodgeball,”and
“R&D (Research and Development)”performed
on a rotating basis; $5 or free with CSz ticket;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-1111,
The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
EstablishmentQC.com, 9:30pm Fri Oct 3 thru Fri
Oct 31.
ComedySportz, on Fridays & Saturdays;
interactive comedy with the area’s long-
running improv troupe; $12; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-1111 or e-mail Info@
ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment, 220
19th St., Rock Island, IL, ComedySportzQC.com,
7pm Fri Oct 3 thru Fri Oct 31.
The Blacklist, on Saturdays; uncensored
comedy with local stand-ups performing at 9pm,
and the improv troupe taking the stage at 10pm;
8:30pm doors; $10-12; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-7733, extension 2, The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, 9pm Sat Oct 4 and Sat Oct 11.
Studio Series: Wisenheimer, an uncensored,
long form improv comedy show featuring a
foursome of veteran improvisers, with second-act
performances of Tandem and Dick Line!; $5 or free
w/ CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309-
786-1111, The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, EstablishmentQC.com, 9:30pm Sat Oct 4.
Studio Series Saturday, comedy show for
ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz ticket; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-1111, The Establishment,
220 19th St., Rock Island, IL, EstablishmentQC.
com, 9:30pm Sat Oct 11 thru Sat Oct 25.
An Evening with Doug Stanhope, return
engagement with the famed standup comedian
and actor; for information, call 309-793-4060,
RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, RIBCO.com,
8pm Thu Oct 16.
The Speakeasy Laugh Hard, an evening
of comedians from across the Midwest; $3; for
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, 8pm Fri Oct 24.
The Blacklist, uncensored comedy with local
stand-ups performing at 9pm, and the improv
troupe taking the stage at 10pm; 8:30pm doors;
$10-12; for tickets and information, call 309-786-
7733, extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 9pm Sat Oct 25.
November & December
ComedySportz, on Fridays & Saturdays;
interactive comedy with the area’s long-
running improv troupe; $12; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-1111 or e-mail Info@
ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment, 220
19th St., Rock Island, IL, ComedySportzQC.com,
7pm Sat Nov 1 thru Sat Dec 6.
The Blacklist, on Saturdays; uncensored
comedy with local stand-ups performing at 9pm,
and the improv troupe taking the stage at 10pm;
8:30pm doors; $10-12; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-7733, extension 2, The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, 9pm Sat Nov 1 thru Sat Dec 6.
Studio Series Saturday, comedy show for
ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz ticket; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-1111, The Establishment,
220 19th St., Rock Island, IL, EstablishmentQC.
com, 9:30pm Sat Nov 1 thru Sat Dec 6.
The Blacklist Open Mic Night, on
Wednesdays; live stand-up and music acts; free,
Rumors Lounge & Nightclub, 1704 Second Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, BlacklistComedy.com, 9pm Wed
Nov 5 thru Wed Dec 10.
The Bix BeiderBomb Comedy Workshop,
comedians perform in a jazzy setting; hosted
and produced by Andrew King; the 3rd Thursday
of each month is Heckler Night; $3, free for
performers; for information, call 563-328-2929,
Boozie’s Bar & Grill, 114 1/2 W. 3rd St., Davenport,
IA, Facebook.com/BixBeiderBomb, 8pm Thu Nov
6 thru Thu Dec 4.
T.G.I. Funny, on Fridays; an all-ages comedy
show, with “The Improv Jam,”“Dodgeball,”and
“R&D (Research and Development)”performed
on a rotating basis; $5 or free with CSz ticket;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-1111,
The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
EstablishmentQC.com, 9:30pm Fri Nov 7 thru Fri
Dec 5.
The Speakeasy Laugh Hard, an evening
of comedians from across the Midwest; $3; for
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, 8pm Fri Nov 21.
Bill Maher, author, comedian, and 29-time
Emmy nominee in his national tour; $49.50-99.50;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E.
3rd St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm
Sun Nov 23.
Outlying Areas
The Catacombs of Comedy Showcase,
on Mondays; hosted by Tom Garland; $3-
5; for information, call 319-337-6464, Iowa
City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA,
IowaCityYachtClub.org, 10pm Mon Sep 8 thru
Mon Dec 8.
Nick Swardson, standup comedian and TV/
film star on his “Taste It Tour”; $39.50; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com,
8pm Thu Sep 18.
Louie Anderson, an evening with the standup
comedian and two-time Emmy Award winner;
$35; for tickets and information, call 319-688-
2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St.,
Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Fri Sep 19.
The truTV (Impractical) Jokers Tour,
comedy event featuring Q, Sal, Murr, and Joe, the
lifelong friends known as the comedy team The
Tenderloins; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Tue Sep 23.
Capitol Steps, political skits and song parodies
with the touring comedy stars; $35; for tickets
and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
Englert.org, 8pm Sat Oct 4.
Lena Dunham, the comedy author and
“Girls”star in conversation with Curtis Sittenfeld,
featuring poet Jenny Zhang; $30; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org,
7pm Tue Oct 7.
Brian Regan, the comedian performs on his
North American tour; $40.75; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson
Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 8pm Fri
Oct 17.
The Friends of the Bob & Tom Show Comedy
Tour, hosted by Bob & Tom’s own Kristi Lee, the
show will feature comedian Bob Zany, Costaki
Economopoulos and Greg Hahn; $29.50-35; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201
SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.
com, 8pm Fri Oct 24.
An Evening with Henry Rollins!, comedy,
insight, and rants with the spoken-word artist;
$30; for tickets and information, call 319-688-
2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St.,
Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 7:30pm Sat Nov 15.
MUSEUMS
Nickelodeon’s Dora & Diego: Let’s Explore!,
3,000-square-foot exhibit based on the
children’s-TV smash, geared toward ages 2-5;
Mon.-Thu. 9am-8pm, Fri. & Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun.
noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum,
2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA,
FamilyMuseum.org, Thu Sep 4 thru Sun Sep 14.
Berlin: Divided Past, United Future, this
exhibition will explore the history of East and
West Berlin from 1961-1989 and beyond.
Artifacts, video, and iconic images bring the
recent history of this area of the Cold War back
to our communal memory; Tue.-Sat. 10am-
4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; free with $3-5 museum
admission; for information, call 563-322-8844,
German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd
St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, Thu Sep 4 thru
Mon Nov 3.
Berlin: Made in the USA, exhibit takes you
on a road trip through the USA visiting the over
40 cities named Berlin; we find out where and
why we have so many cities named after the
capital of Germany; Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun.
noon-4pm; free with $3-5 museum admission; for
information, call 563-322-8844, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
GAHC.org, Thu Sep 4 thru Mon Nov 3.
America’s First Ladies, exhibit featuring
objects and clothing from the women who
have served in this role throughout history; for
information, call 319-643-5301, Herbert Hoover
Presidential Library & Museum, Off I-80 at exit
254, West Branch, IA, Hoover.archives.gov, Thu
Sep 4 thru Sun Oct 26.
Wonderful Preserve: A Century of Recovery
on Laysan Island, the exhibit will offer visitors
a look at the science and technology that has
helped to restore wildlife and plant life on Laysan
and examine how the ecosystem continues to
change and the challenges the island still faces;
for information, call 319-335-2010, University of
Iowa Museum of Natural History, 10 Macbride
Hall, Iowa City, IA, Now.UIowa.edu/2014/08/new-
exhibit-explore-paradise-birds, Thu Sep 4 thru
Wed Dec 10.
Rochelle Pennington, presentation on the
Christmas Schooner and the 1914 Christmas
truce on the Western front; free with $3-5
museum admission; for information, call 563-
322-8844 or e-mail kelly.lao@gahc.org, German
American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, Sat Sep 20.
Danish or German? Researching Ancestors
from Schleswig/Slesvig, genealogy workshop
with with Michele McNabb, presented with
2:15pm’s “Under Sail & Steam: Emigration from
Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein”; $20-25; for
information and to reserve, call 563-322-8844,
German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, 12:30pm Sun Oct 12.
Under Sail & Steam: Emigration from
Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein, genealogy
workshop with with Michele McNabb, presented
with 12:30pm’s “Danish or German? Researching
Ancestors from Schleswig/Slesvig”; $20-25; for
information and to reserve, call 563-322-8844,
German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd
St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, 2:15pm Sun Oct 12.
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MOVIES
September
Pandas: The Journey Home, new National
Geographic documentary on the pandas of the
Wolong Panda Center and their reintroduction
into the wild; $8-11; for tickets and information,
call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th
St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, Thu Sep 4 thru
Thu Sep 25.
Brown Bag Movie, bring your brown-bag
lunch; free; for information, call 309-523-3440,
River Valley District Library, 214 S. Main St., Port
Byron, IL, RiverValleyLibrary.org, 11:30am Thu
Sep 4.
Independent Movie, with a post-film
discussion and free popcorn; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Sep 4.
QCAD Men’s Movie Night, for information,
call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming
Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
QCADOutForGood.org, 7pm Thu Sep 4.
The German Doctor, a screening in the Jewish
Federation of the Quad Cities’ 2014 Jewish Film
Festival; in Hebrew/Spanish/German with English
subtitles; $6-7, students free; for information, call
309-793-1300, Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St,
Davenport, IA, JFQC.org, 4pm Sun Sep 7.
Cinema Vivant, presented by the all-string
ensemble The Hot Club of San Francisco, a unique
blend of film and concert featuring silent films
with live gypsy swing accompaniment; free; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Mon Sep 8.
Mister 880, a Classic Film Society screening
of the 1950 Burt Lancaster film; suggested $3
donation; for information, call 563-391-3502,
Upham Theatre on the Marycrest Campus, 1300
W. 12th St., Davenport, IA, 7pm Sat Sep 13.
Aftermath, a screening in the Jewish
Federation of the Quad Cities’ 2014 Jewish Film
Festival; in Polish with English subtitles; $6-7,
students free; for information, call 309-793-1300,
Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA,
JFQC.org, 4pm Sun Sep 14.
The Monuments Men, a screening of George
Clooney’s World War II adventure in the Tuesday
Tickets series; free; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
6pm Tue Sep 16.
National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named
Desire, an HD movie screening of the Tennessee
Williams production starring Gillian Anderson and
Silver Ochre: New Silent Films of ACVilla,
a 47 minute series of short films ranging from
30 seconds to 4 minutes in length, scored and
performed live by Thollem Electric with a vintage
electric piano and analog effects; all ages; $5; for
information, call 309-200-0978, Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, RozzTox.com, 9pm Fri Sep 26.
National Theatre Live: Medea, an HD
movie screening of the Euripides production
starring Helen McCrory; $15-18; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org,
7pm Sat Sep 27.
The Jewish Cardinal: A Movie and
Community Conversation, the French-language
biography will be followed with discussion by
Rabbi Henry Jay Karp of Temple Emanuel and Fr.
Joe DeFrancisco of St. Ambrose University; $6-7,
students free; for information, call 309-793-1300,
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA, JFQC.org, 3pm Sun Sep
28.
October
Oscar in the Afternoon, watch an Academy
Award-winning film rated G, PG, or PG-13; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Wed Oct 1.
Brown Bag Movie, bring your brown-bag
lunch; free; for information, call 309-523-3440,
River Valley District Library, 214 S. Main St., Port
Byron, IL, RiverValleyLibrary.org, 11:30am Thu
Oct 2.
Independent Movie, with a post-film
discussion and free popcorn; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Oct 2.
QCAD Men’s Movie Night, for information,
call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming
Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
QCADOutForGood.org, 7pm Thu Oct 2.
National Theatre Live: A Streetcar
Named Desire, an HD movie screening of the
Tennessee Williams production starring Gillian
Anderson and Ben Foster; $15-18; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org,
7pm Wed Oct 8.
Experimental Short Films: Body, Spectacle,
and Space, part of the SAU Middle East Institute
Film Festival, featuring films by artists from
Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon and Iran; commentary
by film festival curator to follow; free; for
information, call 563-333-6210, Rozz-Tox, 2108
3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, SAU.edu/MEI, 7pm Wed
Oct 15.
Art Against Conflict, part of the SAU
Middle East Institute Film Festival, featuring
films by artists from Egypt, Palestine, and Israel;
commentary by film festival curator to follow;
free; for information, call 563-333-6210, Figge Art
Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/
MEI, 7pm Thu Oct 16.
Brown Bag Lunch & Movie, bring your
brown-bag lunch; free; for information, call 309-
523-3440, River Valley District Library, 214 S. Main
St., Port Byron, IL, RiverValleyLibrary.org, 12:30pm
Thu Oct 16.
Ziba, part of the SAU Middle East Institute
Film Festival, an Iranian film by Bani Khoshnoudi
(Farsi with English subtitles); commentary by film
festival curator to follow; free; for information,
call 563-333-6210, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101
Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/MEI, 7pm Fri
Oct 17.
Monster House, a screening of the animated
hit in the Tuesday Tickets series; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Oct 21.
Zero Motivation, part of the SAU Middle
East Institute Film Festival, the film is in Hebrew
with English subtitles and won Best Narrative
Feature at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival;
commentary by film festival curator to follow;
free; for information, call 563-333-6210, Figge Art
Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/
MEI, 7pm Thu Oct 23.
Syria and the Limits of Understanding, part
of the SAU Middle East Institute Film Festival,
featuring Talal Derki’s “Syria: Return to Homs,”
winner of the 2014 Sundance World Cinema
Grand Jury Prize; commentary by film festival
curator to follow; free; for information, call 563-
333-6210, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/MEI, 7pm Fri Oct 24.
AKA Doc Pomus, filmmaker Will Hechter
documents the extraordinary life of one of the
most prolific songwriters in modern music; a
program in the Jewish Federation of the Quad
Cities’“Jews Rock”series; $6-7, students free; for
information, call 309-793-1300, The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA, JFQC.org, 4pm
Sun Oct 26.
Fresh Films, see films that have recently come
out on DVD, hear trivia about how the movie was
made, and enjoy cookies and lemonade; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Tue Oct 28.
Cary Grant Film Showing, held in
commemoration of Grant’s passing in Davenport;
Ben Foster; $15-18; for tickets and information,
call 563-441-0242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd
18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA,
FathomEvents.com, 7pm Tue Sep 16.
Brown Bag Lunch & Movie, bring your
brown-bag lunch; free; for information, call 309-
523-3440, River Valley District Library, 214 S. Main
St., Port Byron, IL, RiverValleyLibrary.org, 12:30pm
Thu Sep 18.
NED: The Movie, a screening held in
conjunction with the “Living Proof”exhibit;
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 2pm Sun Sep 21.
Igor and the Cranes’ Journey, a screening in
the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities’ 2014
Jewish Film Festival; in Hebrew/Polish/Russian
with English subtitles; $6-7, students free; for
information, call 309-793-1300, Putnam Museum,
1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA, JFQC.org, 4pm
Sun Sep 21.
Half the Sky, film and screening in
conjunction with the year-long series “Exploring
Gender”; free, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/gender, 7pm Tue Sep 23.
Fresh Films, see films that have recently come
out on DVD, hear trivia about how the movie was
made, and enjoy cookies and lemonade; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Tue Sep 23.
Demi Lovato @ i wireless Center – October 11
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title TBA; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm
Wed Oct 29.
November & December
Oscar in the Afternoon, watch an Academy
Award-winning film rated G, PG, or PG-13; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Wed
Nov 5.
The Invisible War, film and screening in
conjunction with the year-long series “Exploring
Gender”; free, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/gender, 7pm Wed Nov 5.
Brown Bag Movie, bring your brown-bag
lunch; free; for information, call 309-523-3440,
River Valley District Library, 214 S. Main St., Port
Byron, IL, RiverValleyLibrary.org, 11:30am Thu
Nov 6.
Independent Movie, with a post-film
discussion and free popcorn; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Nov 6.
QCAD Men’s Movie Night, for information,
call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming
Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
QCADOutForGood.org, 7pm Thu Nov 6.
Lioness, in McMullen Hall 003; film screening
and discussion of a documentary about female
combat veterans from the war in Iraq; free; for
information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563-333-
6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu, St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu,
9:25am Tue Nov 11.
Teen Movie, free movie and popcorn for ages
12-18; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:30pm Tue
Nov 11.
The Hunger Games, a screening of the 2012
hit shown in anticipation of the forthcoming
“Mockingjay”; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
9:30am Sat Nov 15.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a
screening of the 2012 hit shown in anticipation
of the forthcoming “Mockingjay”; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm Sat Nov 15.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a
screening of the action-adventure smash in
the Tuesday Tickets series; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Nov 18.
Brown Bag Lunch & Movie, bring your
brown-bag lunch; free; for information, call 309-
523-3440, River Valley District Library, 214 S. Main
St., Port Byron, IL, RiverValleyLibrary.org, 12:30pm
Thu Nov 20.
Fresh Films, see films that have recently come
out on DVD, hear trivia about how the movie was
made, and enjoy cookies and lemonade; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Tue Nov 25.
Oscar in the Afternoon, watch an Academy
Award-winning film rated G, PG, or PG-13; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Wed
Dec 3.
Brown Bag Movie, bring your brown-bag
lunch; free; for information, call 309-523-3440,
River Valley District Library, 214 S. Main St., Port
Byron, IL, RiverValleyLibrary.org, 11:30am Thu
Dec 4.
Independent Movie, with a post-film
discussion and free popcorn; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Dec 4.
QCAD Men’s Movie Night, for information,
call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming
Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
QCADOutForGood.org, 7pm Thu Dec 4.
SPORTS
Quad City Rollers, women’s flat track roller
derby; featuring the All-Stars vs. Sioux City Derby
Dames, and the QCR Juniors; $6-12, ages 5 &
under free; for information, call 563-326-8500,
Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport,
IA, QuadCityRollers.com, 6pm Sat Sep 20.
WWE Live, featuring world heavyweight
champion John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Seth
Rollins, Bray Wyatt, and other stars of the WWE;
$18.50-98.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
iwirelessCenter.com, 5pm Sun Sep 28.
Quad City Rollers, women’s flat track roller
derby; featuring the All-Stars vs. Des Moines
Derby Dames, and the Mississippi Massacre
vs. MedCity Mafia; $6-12, ages 5 & under free;
for information, call 563-326-8500, Davenport
RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport, IA,
QuadCityRollers.com, 6pm Sat Oct 18.
OTHER EVENTS
Scott & Rock Island Counties
September
Senior Golf Cart Tour of RiverWay Trails,
annual touring event, on both sides of the
Mississippi, hosted by River Action; seniors
choose any of the six different tours at three
different starting times: 9am, 11am, and 2pm;
all tours are two hours long; $12.50 per person
per tour; for information, call 563-322-2969,
River Action, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA,
RiverAction.org, 9am Thu Sep 4.
Tune Up for Taming Session, prepare for
River Action’s Taming of the Slough on Sept.
20 with a series of training sessions allowing
participants to test the course; a fun & loosely
structured event that promotes adventure sports
in the Quad Cities, with an informational session
at the start; for information, call 563-322-2969,
Empire Park, East Moline, IL, RiverAction.org,
5:30pm Thu Sep 4.
Bourbon & Cigar Night, on Thursdays; for
information, e-mail info@barleyrye.com, Barley
& Rye Bistro, 1320 5th Ave., Moline, IL, BarleyRye.
com, Thu Sep 4 thru Thu Sep 25.
Thursday Night Trivia @ Governor’s, for
information, call 563-332-6699, Governor’s Pub
& Grill, 3470 Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA, 8pm Thu
Sep 4 thru Thu Sep 25.
Thursday Night Trivia @ Mound Street
Landing, hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number
of people per team, various categories; free; win
cash and menu items, Ubriaco’s Trattoria, 1029
Mound St., Davenport, IA, 8pm Thu Sep 4 thru
Thu Sep 25.
East West Riverfest, more than 300 events
will take place at venues across the Quad Cities,
with theatres, music clubs, concert halls, galleries,
historic sites, parks, libraries, museums, and
attractions offering cultural and history-related
festivals concerts, performances, tours, activities,
presentations, and workshops, EastWestRiverfest.
com, Fri Sep 5 thru Sun Sep 21.
First Friday in LeClaire, monthly event with
Mississippi River Distilling Co. providing food
and cocktail samples, Wide River Winery with
wine tasting, dip sampling, and live music in the
courtyard, stores and restaurants open late, and
more; for information, call 563-289-4242 x 1135,
Downtown LeClaire, LeClaire, IA, VisitLeClaire.
com, Fri Sep 5.
Pints for Preservation, fourth-annual
fundraiser in which guests explore the zoo, visit
the animals, and enjoy samplings of brews and
wines; $30-35; for tickets and information, call
309-799-3482, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd.,
Coal Valley, IL, NiabiZoo.com, 6pm Fri Sep 5.
First Friday at the Mississippi River Distilling
Company, featuring monthly food and beverage
tastings; for information, call 563-484-4342,
Mississippi River Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody
Rd., LeClaire, IA, MRDistilling.com, Fri Sep 5.
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award
winning performers from across the Midwest;
$10; for tickets and information, call 309-786-
7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Fri Sep 5.
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September
Bags And Brews Fundraiser, Gilda’s Club of
the Quad Cities hosts its second-annual bags
tournament and beer tasting, with free food
provided by Famous Dave’s, a cash prize for
tournament winners, yard games, raffle and
door prizes, and more; $20, $10 additional for
tournament registration; for information, call 563-
326-7504, Lindsay Park, River Drive and Mound
Street, Davenport, IA, BagsAndBrews.com, 3pm
Sat Sep 6.
Cancer Can Kiss My Ass Benefit, a bags
tournament, raffles, and food, with all proceeds
going toward cancer research; for information,
call 309-764-6823, Len Brown’s North Shore Inn,
700 N. Shore Dr., Moline, IL, 11am Sat Sep 6.
Vettes on the River, featuring 300 Corvettes
on the levee; participate or just admire the
cars; for information, call 563-289-4242 x 1135,
LeClaire Levee, Downtown LeClaire, LeClaire, IA,
VisitLeClaire.com, Sat Sep 6.
Great River Flea Market and
Collectibles Show, for information, e-mail
thegreatriverfleamarket@gmail.com, Col
Ballroom, 1012 W. 4th St., Davenport, IA, Sat Sep
6.
River Valley Classic Car Show, family event
featuring classic cars, 50/60’s music, and a 50/50
drawing benefiting local charities; all events will
take place in the east parking lot close to Sears;
for information, call 563-391-6773, NorthPark
Mall, Between Harrison and Welcome Way on E.
Kimberly, Davenport, IA, 5pm Sat Sep 6.
Wine Tasting & Tour, $10; for information,
call 309-787-9463, Creekside Vineyards
Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 1pm Sat Sep 6.
LeClaire Riverfront Farmer’s Market, on
Saturdays; for information, call 563-639-4621,
LeClaire South Levee, on the River at the end of
Wisconsin Street, LeClaire, IA, VisitLeClaire.com,
3pm Sat Sep 6 thru Sat Sep 27.
The Great River Flea Market and Collectibles
Show, 8am Sat. & 10am Sun.; for information,
call 563-324-0518, Col Ballroom, 1012 W. 4th St.,
Davenport, IA, Sat Sep 6 and Sun Sep 7.
Mississippi Valley Grower’s Association
Farmer’s Market, Wednesdays & Saturdays
thru Oct. 29; for information, call 563-391-6773,
NorthPark Mall, Between Harrison and Welcome
Way on E. Kimberly, Davenport, IA, 8am Sat Sep 6
thru Sat Sep 27.
Sep 10 thru Wed Sep 24.
Bar Wars Trivia, on Wednesdays; free; for
information, call 563-386-0090, Van’s Pizza, Pub, &
Grill, 3333 Harrison St., Davenport, IA, 8pm Wed
Sep 10 thru Wed Sep 24.
Wednesday Night Trivia @ The Muddy
Waters, hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number
of people per team, various categories; free; win
cash and menu items, The Muddy Waters, 1708
State St., Bettendorf, IA, 8pm Wed Sep 10 thru
Wed Sep 24.
Wednesday Night Trivia @ Van’s Pizza Pub
& Grill, hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number
of people per team, various categories; free; win
cash and menu items, Van’s Pizza, Pub, & Grill,
3333 Harrison St., Davenport, IA, 8pm Wed Sep
10 thru Wed Sep 24.
NorthPark Mall Job Fair, there will be a variety
of retailers as well as community businesses
looking for reliable employees; bring resumes;
for information, call 563-391-6773, NorthPark
Mall, Between Harrison and Welcome Way on E.
Kimberly, Davenport, IA, 4pm Fri Sep 12.
Taming of the Slough Adventure Race,
annual event hosted by River Action; for
information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822
E. River Dr., Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, Sat
Sep 13.
2014 Nick Teddy Fight Against Ewing’s
Sarcoma 5K, third-annual family event held in
memory of Nicholas Theodore Strub, a Port Byron
native, 2000 graduate of Riverdale High School, &
2004 Iowa State University alum; includes races,
kid’s games, food and entertainment, and a silent
auction and raffle; Family Fun Run (all ages, 1
mile, 9am) $20; Kids’ Dash (ages 6 and under,
200 yards, 9:30am) $15; 5k (10am) $35; includes
t-shirt and after party; all fees are per person; for
information, call 309-798-3081, Downtown Port
Byron, Port Byron, IL, nickteddy5k.com, 9am Sat
Sep 13.
NAMIWalk, the 11th annual event sponsored
by the Greater Mississippi Valley affiliate of the
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the
walks help raise funds for free family education
classes and support groups for individuals and
families living with serious mental illnesses;
for information, contact Shari Baker at
namiwalksgmv@gmail.com or 563-322-8870,
Centennial Park, Beiderbecke Dr. & Marquette St.,
Davenport, IA, Sat Sep 13.
Quad Cities Cruisers’ Cruise-in, for
information, call 563-508-6210 or 563-505-6965,
Kimberly Center, 1002 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport,
IA, QuadCitiesCruisers.org, 6pm Sat Sep 13.
Mexican Independence Day Parade
& Celebration, parade on 15th Avenue,
celebration in THE National Bank’s parking lot; for
information, call 309-737-5915, Downtown East
Moline, East Moline, IL, EMMainStreet.com, 12pm
Sun Sep 14.
Quad City Audubon Society Field Trip to
Wildcat Den State Park, free to the public; for
information, contact Brent Langley at 309-799-
7192, Buffalo Shores Scott County Park, Hwy. 22,
Buffalo, IA, QuadCityAudubon.org, 7am Sun Sep
14.
Wine Tasting, for information, call 309-787-
9463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505
120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.
com, 1pm Sun Sep 14.
Job Fair at South Park Mall, featuring
a variety of retailers as well as community
businesses looking for reliable employees; bring
your resumes; for information, call 563-391-6773,
SouthPark Mall, 4500 16th St, Moline, IL, 4pm Fri
Sep 19.
Justice for All Is No Trivial Matter, trivia-night
fundraiser for Prairie State Legal Services, which
provides access to the legal system to low-
income residents of the Illinois Quad Cities; $15/
person, tables of 8; with raffles, prizes, 50/50; 6pm
doors, 7pm trivia; for information and to register,
call 309-787-8510, Camden Center, 2701 1st St.
East, Milan, IL, 7pm Fri Sep 19.
Celtic Festival and Highland Games,
annual outdoor celebration hosted by Celtic
Cultures Alliance of the Quad Cities, featuring
games of skill, competitions, live music,
dancing, vendors, children’s activities, historical
presentations, and much more, Centennial Park,
Beiderbecke Dr. & Marquette St., Davenport, IA,
CelticHighlandGames.org, Fri Sep 19 and Sat
Sep 20.
Brew Ha Ha, the Davenport Jaycees host the
annual samplings by local, regional, and national
brewers, plus live music by Corporate Rock,
improv comedy by the Blacklist, and more; $30-
35; for information, e-mail jayceesbrewhaha@
gmail.com, LeClaire Park, River Dr & Ripley St,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJaycee.com/brewhaha.
html, 1pm Sat Sep 20.
Wine Tasting, for information, call 309-787-
9463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505
120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.
com, 1pm Sat Sep 20.
Killer Bee 5K Run/Walk, awards will be given
for the top male and female alumni finishers, plus
13 age-category awards; a post-race celebration
will follow; $25-30; for information and to register,
call 563-333-6290, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/homecoming, 8am Sat Sep 20.
Trivia Night at the LeClaire Civic Center,
Rally Sunday, enjoy food, games, a cake/
cookie walk, bingo, trivia, dunk tank, and learn
what Christian Education has planned for the
2014-15 year; for information, call 563-355-4161
or e-mail stjamesbett@q.com, St. James Lutheran
Church - Bettendorf, 1705 Oak St., Bettendorf, IA,
StJamesBett.com, 12pm Sun Sep 7.
Farmers Market, on Sundays; fresh, local
produce and hand-crafted items;, Skeleton Key
Art and Antiques, 520 18th St., Rock Island, IL,
Facebook.com/skeletonkeyfarmersmarket, 12pm
Sun Sep 7 thru Sun Sep 28.
Sunday Night Trivia @ Dam View, hosted by
Bar Wars Trivia; any number of people per team,
various categories; free; win cash and menu
items, The Dam View Inn, 410 2nd St, Davenport,
IA, 8pm Sun Sep 7 thru Sun Sep 28.
Monday Night Trivia @ Caddy’s Sports Bar
& Grill, hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number
of people per team, various categories; free; win
cash and menu items, Caddy’s Sports Bar & Grill,
3700 Belmont Rd., Bettendorf, IA, 8pm Mon Sep
8 thru Mon Sep 29.
Family Dinner Night, on Tuesdays; a free
movie starts at 6pm, with free face-painting
from 6-8pm, story hour at 6 & 7pm, and games
available; for information, call 309-786-6262,
Mama Compton’s, 1725 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL,
6pm Tue Sep 9 thru Tue Sep 30.
Tuesday Night Trivia @ Big Shots Sports Bar,
hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number of people
per team, various categories; free; win cash and
menu items, Big Shots, 419 15th St., Moline, IL,
8pm Tue Sep 9 thru Tue Sep 30.
Tuesday Night Trivia @ Me & Billy Kitchen
and Bar, hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number
of people per team, various categories; free; win
cash and menu items, Me & Billy Kitchen & Bar,
200 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, 8pm Tue Sep 9 thru
Tue Sep 30.
Wine & Desserts Wednesday, for information,
e-mail info@barleyrye.com, Barley & Rye Bistro,
1320 5th Ave., Moline, IL, BarleyRye.com, Wed
ZZ Top @ Adler Theatre – October 12
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6:30pm doors, 7pm trivia; $10 per person, 8
people per table maximum; for information and
to reserve, call Vicky at 563-639-4621 or e-mail
kettlepopper@gmail.com, LeClaire Civic Center,
127 S Cody Rd, LeClaire, IA, VisitLeClaire.com, 7pm
Sat Sep 20.
Riverside Bazaar & Wardrobe Fundraiser,
funds raised from the bazaar will benefit Riverside
Church’s Children and Youth Ministries; featuring
over 100 vendors, both indoor and out, featuring
live wood carving demos, handmade crafts, art,
candles, antiques, collectibles, purses, scarves,
jewelry, cleaning products, and more; free; for
information, call 309-764-6721, Riverside United
Methodist Church, 712 16th St, Moline, IL,
RiversideBazaar.com, 8pm Sat Sep 20 and Sun
Sep 21.
Night Sky Observing with the Popular
Astronomy Club, meet in the zoo parking lot
for a tour of the night sky; telescopes will be
available or bring your own; free; for information,
call 309-797-3120, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo
Rd., Coal Valley, IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com,
8pm Sat Sep 20.
Farmer’s Market: Creekside Vineyards at
the Corn Crib Nursery, for information, call 309-
787-9463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505
120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.
com, 10am Sat Sep 20 and Sun Sep 21.
Healing Service, time includes song,
Scripture, sharing, communion, anointing with oil
and prayer according to requests; for information,
call 563-324-5278, St. John’s United Methodist
Church, 109 E 14th St, Davenport, IA, 7pm Sun
Sep 21.
International Day of Peace Letter-Writing,
prayers and letter-writing opportunity to
celebrate the International Day of Peace; free; for
information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563-333-
6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu, Cosgrove Hall
- St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu,
11am Mon Sep 22.
2014 Women’s Leadership Conference,
discover and develop leadership skills in an event
featuring inspirational speakers, networking,
and more; $125-150; for information, call 563-
326-8500, Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St,
Davenport, IA, RiverCtr.com, 7:30am Thu Sep 25.
QC Theatre Workshop Trivia Night
Fundraiser, featuring trivia, raffles, and a silent
auction; snacks and sodas will be available,
and guests are welcome to bring their own
refreshments; tables of eight, $10/person; 6;30pm
doors, 7pm trivia; for information and to reserve,
e-mail info@qctheatreworkshop.org or call 563-
650-2396, QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes
Ave., Davenport, IA, QCTheatreWorkshop.org,
7pm Fri Sep 26.
UTHS Homecoming Parade, on 15th Avenue
from 10th to 3rd Streets; for information, call 309-
752-1633, Downtown East Moline, East Moline, IL,
EMMainStreet.com, 1pm Fri Sep 26.
2014 Great River Quilt Show, presented by
the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild; with over
400 quilts on display, a judged quilt show, a
merchants mall, a small quilts auction, a quilters
boutique, quilt appraisals by appointment,
featured quilter Sally Noland, and more; $6, ages
10 & under free; for information, call 563-381-
8685, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W.
Locust St, Davenport, IA, MVQG.org, 9am Fri Sep
26 and Sat Sep 27.
Craft and Vendor Show, a fundraiser for
the eighth-graderstrip to Washington DC;
with vendors, a bake sale, and raffles; free; for
information, e-mail BagsbyEddie@yahoo.com
or call 309-230-2331, Leisure Time Billiards
Sports, 845 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL,
Facebook.com/events/243995732439103, 10am
Sat Sep 27.
The Amazing Race, race around Rock Island
completing physical, mental, and fun tasks
with one to four family members or friends;
for information, call 309-732-7275, Schwiebert
Riverfront Park, between 17th & 20th Streets,
Rock Island, IL, RIGOV.org, 10am Sat Sep 27.
Oktoberfest, event featuring German foods
along with brats, hot dogs and drinks, music,
kids’ games, prizes, bingo, a raffle, a bake sale and
a silent auction; for information, call 309-788-
3322, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 525 Fillmore St,
Davenport, IA, 11:30am Sun Sep 28.
Vintage Rods 43rd Annual Car Show, held in
Lot 1 off 70th Street, rain or shine; the event will
highlight more than 350 shiny, pampered vintage
automobiles owned by club members and other
collectors from around the Midwest; major door
prizes and awards will be presented at 2pm, other
prizes and winners will be posted throughout
the day; $15 vehicle entry fee; $2 suggested
donation; for information, call Len Peterson at
309-796-3080 or Steve Allen at 309-721-7636.,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600
34th Ave., Moline, IL, QuadCitysVintageRods.com,
9am Sun Sep 28.
October
Bar Wars Trivia, on Wednesdays; free; for
information, call 563-386-0090, Van’s Pizza, Pub, &
Grill, 3333 Harrison St., Davenport, IA, 8pm Wed
Oct 1 thru Wed Oct 29.
Wednesday Night Trivia @ The Muddy
Waters, hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number
of people per team, various categories; free; win
cash and menu items, The Muddy Waters, 1708
State St., Bettendorf, IA, 8pm Wed Oct 1 thru
Wed Oct 29.
Wednesday Night Trivia @ Van’s Pizza Pub
& Grill, hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number of
people per team, various categories; free; win
cash and menu items, Van’s Pizza, Pub, & Grill,
3333 Harrison St., Davenport, IA, 8pm Wed Oct 1
thru Wed Oct 29.
Mississippi Valley Grower’s Association
Farmer’s Market, Wednesdays & Saturdays
thru Oct. 29; for information, call 563-391-6773,
NorthPark Mall, Between Harrison and Welcome
Way on E. Kimberly, Davenport, IA, 8am Wed Oct
1 thru Wed Oct 29.
Thursday Night Trivia @ Governor’s, for
information, call 563-332-6699, Governor’s Pub
& Grill, 3470 Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA, 8pm Thu
Oct 2 thru Thu Oct 30.
Thursday Night Trivia @ Mound Street
Landing, hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number
of people per team, various categories; free; win
cash and menu items, Ubriaco’s Trattoria, 1029
Mound St., Davenport, IA, 8pm Thu Oct 2 thru
Thu Oct 30.
First Friday at the Mississippi River
Distilling Company, featuring monthly food and
beverage tastings; for information, call 563-484-
4342, Mississippi River Distilling Company, 303 N.
Cody Rd., LeClaire, IA, MRDistilling.com, Fri Oct 3.
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award
winning performers from across the Midwest;
$10; for tickets and information, call 309-786-
7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Fri Oct 3.
River Valley Classic Car Show, family event
featuring classic cars, 50/60’s music, and a 50/50
drawing benefiting local charities; all events will
take place in the east parking lot close to Sears;
for information, call 563-391-6773, NorthPark
Mall, Between Harrison and Welcome Way on E.
Kimberly, Davenport, IA, 5pm Sat Oct 4.
Wine Tasting & Tour, $10; for information,
call 309-787-9463, Creekside Vineyards
Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 1pm Sat Oct 4.
LeClaire Riverfront Farmer’s Market, on
Saturdays; for information, call 563-639-4621,
LeClaire South Levee, on the River at the end of
Wisconsin Street, LeClaire, IA, VisitLeClaire.com,
3pm Sat Oct 4 thru Sat Oct 25.
Fall Community Garage Sale, Longview Park,
18th Avenue & 17th Street, Rock Island, IL, RIGOV.
org, 8am Sat Oct 4.
Riverbend Walk/Run for Wishes, annual
fundraising event with the 10K beginning at
10am, the 5K beginning at 10:30am, and the
1-mile walk beginning at 10:45am; $20-40
registration, free for ages 4 & under and wish
kids, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, https://secure.getmeregistered.
com/get_information.php?event_id=10962,
10am Sat Oct 4.
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Zoofari, Brazilian-themed event featuring
cocktails, dinner, entertainment, live and
silent auctions, and more; $100; for tickets and
information, call 309-799-3482, Niabi Zoo, 13010
Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley, IL, NiabiZoo.com, 6pm
Sat Oct 4.
Dogtoberfest, Bier Stube LeClaire, 1001 Canal
Shore Dr., LeClaire, IA, VisitLeClaire.com, Sun Oct
5.
Farmers Market, on Sundays; fresh, local
produce and hand-crafted items;, Skeleton Key
Art and Antiques, 520 18th St., Rock Island, IL,
Facebook.com/skeletonkeyfarmersmarket, 12pm
Sun Oct 5 thru Sun Oct 26.
Sunday Night Trivia @ Dam View, hosted by
Bar Wars Trivia; any number of people per team,
various categories; free; win cash and menu
items, The Dam View Inn, 410 2nd St, Davenport,
IA, 8pm Sun Oct 5 thru Sun Oct 26.
QC CROP Hunger Walk, 43rd-annual
fundraiser sponsored by Churches United of
the Quad City Area; travel through downtown
Davenport, across the Centennial Bridge,
around the District of Rock Island, and back to
the stadium; a six-mile walk to raise money and
awareness of hunger issues locally and globally;
1pm registration, 2pm walk; for information, call
563-332-5002 or e-mail qccrophungerwalk@
gmail.com, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, CUqca.org, 2pm Sun Oct 5.
Quad Cities Comic Book Convention, dealers
from three states specializing in comic books
new and old, toys, and related collectibles will be
on hand to buy, sell, and trade; for information,
contact Alan at 309-657-1599, Ramada Inn -
Bettendorf, 3020 Utica Ridge Rd, Bettendorf, IA,
epguides.com/comics, 10am Sun Oct 5.
Quad City Audubon Society Field Trip to
Sunderbruch Park, may involve walking steep
trails; free to the public; for information, contact
Brent Langley at 309-799-7192, Sunderbruch
Park, 4500 Telegraph Rd, Davenport, IA,
QuadCityAudubon.org, 7am Sun Oct 5.
Monday Night Trivia @ Caddy’s Sports Bar
& Grill, hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number
of people per team, various categories; free; win
cash and menu items, Caddy’s Sports Bar & Grill,
3700 Belmont Rd., Bettendorf, IA, 8pm Mon Oct 6
thru Mon Oct 27.
Family Dinner Night, on Tuesdays; a free
movie starts at 6pm, with free face-painting
from 6-8pm, story hour at 6 & 7pm, and games
available; for information, call 309-786-6262,
Mama Compton’s, 1725 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL,
6pm Tue Oct 7 thru Tue Oct 28.
Tuesday Night Trivia @ Big Shots Sports Bar,
hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number of people
per team, various categories; free; win cash and
menu items, Big Shots, 419 15th St., Moline, IL,
8pm Tue Oct 7 thru Tue Oct 28.
Tuesday Night Trivia @ Me & Billy Kitchen
and Bar, hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number
of people per team, various categories; free; win
cash and menu items, Me & Billy Kitchen & Bar,
200 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, 8pm Tue Oct 7 thru
Tue Oct 28.
Business Fair, LeClaire Community Library,
323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire, IA, VisitLeClaire.com,
Thu Oct 9.
Iron Sharpens Iron for Women, conference
featuring Sherry Surratt, the CEO of MOPS Int’l.,
and Susie Larson, author and Moody Radio Host,
as keynote speakers; $37-61; for information,
call 563-326-8500, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8am Sat Oct
11.
Quad Cities Cruisers’ Cruise-in, for
information, call 563-508-6210 or 563-505-6965,
Kimberly Center, 1002 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport,
IA, QuadCitiesCruisers.org, 6pm Sat Oct 11.
and prayer according to requests; for information,
call 563-324-5278, St. John’s United Methodist
Church, 109 E 14th St, Davenport, IA, 7pm Sun
Oct 19.
St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church
Rummage Sale, proceeds benefit seminary
students; for information, call 563-322-5318, St.
Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2363 W. 3rd
St., Davenport, IA, 8am Thu Oct 23 thru Sat Oct
25.
Second Annual Iowa Burlesque Festival,
Danielle Colby hosts the all-day celebration of
female performance artists, with musical guests
Davina and the Vagabonds; $31-51; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, Sat Oct 25.
American Vintage Market, featuring over 100
vendors of vintage and handmade happening
in conjunction with the Iowa Burlesque Festival,
presented by Danielle Colby of “American
Pickers”; Sat. 11am doors, Sun. 10am doors; $6;
for information, call 563-326-8500, Davenport
RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport, IA, RiverCtr.
com, Sat Oct 25 and Sun Oct 26.
The Great River Flea Market and Collectibles
Show, 8am Sat. & 10am Sun.; for information,
call 563-324-0518, Col Ballroom, 1012 W. 4th St.,
Davenport, IA, Sat Oct 25 and Sun Oct 26.
Wine Tasting, for information, call 309-787-
9463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505
120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.
com, 1pm Sun Oct 26.
Willet Bourbon Dinner, for information,
e-mail info@barleyrye.com, Barley & Rye Bistro,
1320 5th Ave., Moline, IL, BarleyRye.com, Wed
Oct 29.
November & December
2nd Annual Wine Tourism Day, for
information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal
Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 1pm Sat Nov
1.
St. Ambrose University Trivia Night
Fundraiser, 10 rounds of questions on various
subjects, 6-8 players per team; bring your
own snacks; drinks are available for purchase;
proceeds benefit student scholarships; 6pm
doors, 7pm trivia; $64-80/table; for information
and to register, call 563-333-6290 or e-mail
alumni@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu, 7pm Sat Nov 1.
Sunday Night Trivia @ Dam View, hosted by
Bar Wars Trivia; any number of people per team,
various categories; free; win cash and menu
items, The Dam View Inn, 410 2nd St, Davenport,
IA, 8pm Sun Nov 2 thru Sun Dec 7.
Quad City Audubon Society Field Trip to
Smiths Island, meet in the parking lot; free to
the public; for information, contact Brent Langley
at 309-799-7192, Lock & Dam 14, LeClaire, IA,
QuadCityAudubon.org, 8am Mon Nov 3.
Monday Night Trivia @ Caddy’s Sports Bar
& Grill, hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number
of people per team, various categories; free; win
cash and menu items, Caddy’s Sports Bar & Grill,
3700 Belmont Rd., Bettendorf, IA, 8pm Mon Nov
3 thru Mon Dec 8.
Family Dinner Night, on Tuesdays; a free
movie starts at 6pm, with free face-painting
from 6-8pm, story hour at 6 & 7pm, and games
available; for information, call 309-786-6262,
Mama Compton’s, 1725 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL,
6pm Tue Nov 4 thru Tue Dec 9.
Tuesday Night Trivia @ Big Shots Sports Bar,
hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number of people
per team, various categories; free; win cash and
menu items, Big Shots, 419 15th St., Moline, IL,
8pm Tue Nov 4 thru Tue Dec 9.
Tuesday Night Trivia @ Me & Billy Kitchen
and Bar, hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number
of people per team, various categories; free; win
cash and menu items, Me & Billy Kitchen & Bar,
200 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, 8pm Tue Nov 4
Sat Nov 1.
Mr. & Ms. Habitat Annual Gala, sponsored by
Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities; for information,
call 563-359-9066, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
HabitatQC.org, 5:30pm Sat Oct 18.
Night Sky Observing with the Popular
Astronomy Club, meet in the zoo parking lot
for a tour of the night sky; telescopes will be
available or bring your own; free; for information,
call 309-797-3120, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo
Rd., Coal Valley, IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com,
8pm Sat Oct 18.
Wine Tasting, for information, call 309-787-
9463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505
120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.
com, 1pm Sat Oct 18.
Quad City Audubon Society Field Trip to
Crow Creek Park, meet at the north entrance
of the park by the quarry; free to the public; for
information, contact Brent Langley at 309-799-
7192, Sunderbruch Park, 4500 Telegraph Rd,
Davenport, IA, QuadCityAudubon.org, 7:30am
Sun Oct 19.
Healing Service, time includes song,
Scripture, sharing, communion, anointing with oil
The Families On! Challenge, featuring 16
awesome challenges for families to conquer
together throughout the course, as well as
an all-day Celebration Station with live youth
performances and family-building activities;,
Credit Island, 800 Credit Island Ln., Davenport, IA,
FamiliesOn.com, 8am Sat Oct 11.
LeClaire Apple Fest, Downtown LeClaire,
LeClaire, IA, VisitLeClaire.com, Sun Oct 12.
Upper Mississippi River Conference, thru
Oct. 17; annual event hosted by River Action; for
information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822
E. River Dr., Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, Wed
Oct 15 thru Fri Oct 17.
Halloween Fright Night, featuring craft
activities, Halloween pictures, refreshments,
and more; with a 6pm sidewalk parade; for
information, call 309-236-4751 or e-mail rvl@
aol.com, Downtown East Moline, East Moline, IL,
EMMainStreet.com, 5pm Fri Oct 17.
Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque:
Halloween Show, performances with the area
burlesque artists and comedians; Fri. & Sat.; $18-
20; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733
ext. 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Fri Oct 17 thru
Comedies and Dramas
September through December
T
his autumn’s local-theatre
scene, with 11 plays currently
scheduled to open between the
fourth of September and the fourth of
December, will boast comedy, tragedy,
surprise, family dysfunction, a Tony
Award, a Pulitzer Prize ... and that’s
just New Ground Theatre’s Clybourne
Park (running October 10 through
19), author Bruce Norris’ acclaimed
tale of two families who, in two
separate eras, inhabit the home that
inspired the setting for A Raisin in
the Sun. Interestingly, that same set of
descriptions can also be applied to the
District Theatre’s Angels in America:
Millennium Approaches (November
14 through 23), part one of Tony
Kushner’s 1980s fantasia on religion,
politics, AIDS, and the afterlife. (The
epic’s second half, Perestroika, will be
staged at the District in January.) Yet
the rest of the Quad Cities’ fall lineup
is no less varied in terms of content
and style – and will doubtless prove
preferable if you have little kids joining
you at the theatre. Young audiences,
especially, will surely love the Grimm
(but not grim) shenanigans on display
in Davenport Junior Theatre’s debuting
adaptation of Snow White & the
Seven Dwarfs (October 18 through
26), while St. Ambrose University’s
annual family show takes on the
world of Dr. Seuss in The Cat in the
Hat (December 4 and 5). A holiday-
themed outing will engage audiences
of all ages in the Playcrafters Barn
Theatre’s Christmastime saga Yes,
Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus
(November 14 through 23), with
farcical playwright Ken Ludwig even
getting in on the seasonal fun with the
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse’s post-
Thanksgiving treat ’Twas the Night
Before Christmas (November 28
through December 27). Meanwhile,
lots and lots and lots of children are
on hand when the Richmond Hill
Barn Theatre offers family comedy
in extremis in Cheaper by the Dozen
(November 6 through 16), while kids
even get title billing in St. Ambrose’s
student-directed studio presentation of
Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour
(September 4 through 6) – though,
again, you may wanna leave the tykes
at home for that particular dramatic
work. More-mature crowds will also
delight in the romantic-comedy
friskiness of Playcrafters’ Marrying
Terry (September 12 through 21) and
the humorous mysteries that abound
in Richmond Hill’s Sherlock Holmes
& the Case of the Jersey Lily (October
2 through 12). And just in time
for Halloween, Augustana College
stages a blood-curdling good time
in The Passion of Dracula (October
17 through 26), a show that opens,
ironically, the very same weekend as
Ballet Quad Cities’ Dracula. Fangs a
lot. For more on the area’s fall-theatre
season, visit the event calendar’s
Theatre section beginning on page 18.
– Mike Schulz
Opening October 10
OTHER EVENTS
Scott & Rock Island Counties
October
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thru Tue Dec 9.
Bar Wars Trivia, on Wednesdays; free; for
information, call 563-386-0090, Van’s Pizza, Pub, &
Grill, 3333 Harrison St., Davenport, IA, 8pm Wed
Nov 5 thru Wed Dec 10.
Wednesday Night Trivia @ The Muddy
Waters, hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number
of people per team, various categories; free; win
cash and menu items, The Muddy Waters, 1708
State St., Bettendorf, IA, 8pm Wed Nov 5 thru
Wed Dec 10.
Wednesday Night Trivia @ Van’s Pizza Pub
& Grill, hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number
of people per team, various categories; free; win
cash and menu items, Van’s Pizza, Pub, & Grill,
3333 Harrison St., Davenport, IA, 8pm Wed Nov 5
thru Wed Dec 10.
Thursday Night Trivia @ Governor’s, for
information, call 563-332-6699, Governor’s Pub
& Grill, 3470 Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA, 8pm Thu
Nov 6 thru Thu Dec 4.
Thursday Night Trivia @ Mound Street
Landing, hosted by Bar Wars Trivia; any number
of people per team, various categories; free; win
cash and menu items, Ubriaco’s Trattoria, 1029
Mound St., Davenport, IA, 8pm Thu Nov 6 thru
Thu Dec 4.
Happy Joe’s Kids Foundation’s Third Annual
Ladies’ Luncheon, event benefiting children
with special needs; the event will feature a guest
speaker and a vendor show of local Quad City
businesses and direct sales companies, allowing
for a fun shopping experience for all attendees;
for information and to register, contact Nora Carr
at 563-332-8811 ext. 201, Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center, 2021 State St., Bettendorf, IA,
Fri Nov 7.
First Friday at the Mississippi River Distilling
Company, featuring monthly food and beverage
tastings; for information, call 563-484-4342,
Mississippi River Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody
Rd., LeClaire, IA, MRDistilling.com, Fri Nov 7.
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award
winning performers from across the Midwest;
$10; for tickets and information, call 309-786-
7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Fri Nov 7.
Antique Spectacular, with hundreds of
unique items on sale by dozens of vendors and
retailers; Fri. 5pm doors, Sat. 10am doors, Sun.
11am doors; $7; for information, call 712-326-
9964, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, AntiqueSpectacular.com, Fri Nov 7 thru
Sun Nov 9.
Black Hawk College 5K Hustle, a benefit
for the Black Hawk College Physical Therapist
Assistant Program at Building 1; a 5K course run
on the roads through the scenic and rolling hills
of the Quad-Cities campus; with sandwiches,
fruit, cookies, and door prizes at the post-race
party; $25-75 cash awards to first, second, and
third place overall male and female; $20-25
registration; for information, contact Jerry Lack at
j.lack@mchsi.com or 309-781-3198, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, GetMeRegistered.com/BlackHawk5K,
8am Sat Nov 8.
Holiday Market, shop for hand-crafted items
at the historic tulip mansion, Hauberg Civic
Center Mansion, 1300 24th St., Rock Island, IL,
RIGOV.org, 9am Sat Nov 8.
Veteran’s Day Ceremony, for information,
call 309-781-9889, East Moline American Legion,
829 16th Ave., East Moline, IL, EMMainStreet.com,
11am Tue Nov 11.
Lights, Camera, Literacy! Library
Foundation Food for Thought Fundraiser,
a night of dining around the library, featuring
beverages, music, and a silent auction; $35-40;
for information and to reserve, call 309-732-7302,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm
Thu Nov 13.
MOPS Bazaar, for information, contact Angi
at 563-579-7285, St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 2363 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, 9am Sat
Nov 15.
Quad City Audubon Society Field Trip to
Thomson Causeway, free to the public; for
information, contact Brent Langley at 309-799-
7192, Brothers Restaurant, 1718 2nd Ave, Rapids
City, IL, QuadCityAudubon.org, 7:30am Sat Nov 15.
Night Sky Observing with the Popular
Astronomy Club, meet in the zoo parking lot
for a tour of the night sky; telescopes will be
available or bring your own; free; for information,
call 309-797-3120, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo
Rd., Coal Valley, IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com,
8pm Sat Nov 15.
Healing Service, time includes song, Scripture,
sharing, communion, anointing with oil and
prayer according to requests; for information, call
563-324-5278, St. John’s United Methodist Church,
109 E 14th St, Davenport, IA, 7pm Sun Nov 16.
Winter Wonderland Bazaar, featuring
over 50 vendors upstairs and downstairs;
the first 50 ladies in the door at 10am will
receive goodie bags; for information, e-mail
BagsbyEddie@yahoo.com, Moline Viking
Club, 1450 41st St., Moline, IL, Facebook.com/
events/280190688803994, 10am Sat Nov 22.
Quad City Arts 2014 Festival of Trees,
annual fundraising exhibit featuring hundreds
of decorated trees, presentations, live music,
a parade, children’s activities, and more; for
information and tickets, call 309-793-1213,
Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport,
IA, QuadCityArts.com, Sat Nov 22 thru Sun Nov
30.
Farmer’s Market: Creekside Vineyards at
the Corn Crib Nursery, for information, call 309-
787-9463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505
120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.
com, 10am Sat Nov 29 and Sun Nov 30.
4th Annual Christmas Lighted Parade
& 9th Street Commons Lighting, activities
begin at 4:30pm with the parade starting at
6pm; for information, call 309-281-9498 or
e-mail emlightedchristmasparade@yahoo.
com, Downtown East Moline, East Moline, IL,
EMMainStreet.com, 4:30pm Tue Dec 2.
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Frosty’s “Chilly”Supper, for
information, call 309-281-9498 or e-mail
emlightedchristmasparade@yahoo.com, East
Moline American Legion, 829 16th Ave., East
Moline, IL, EMMainStreet.com, 4:30pm Tue Dec 2.
Black Hawk College International Holiday
Bazaar, in Building 1, upper and lower lobbies;
shop for unique holiday gifts; the bazaar supports
the BHC International/English as a Second
Language Scholarship Program through the
Black Hawk College Foundation; for information,
contact Juanita Zertuche at zertuchej@bhc.edu
or 309-796-5186, Black Hawk College - Quad City
Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu,
8:30am Wed Dec 3.
Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque: Toys
for Tots Show, performances with the area
burlesque artists and comedians; $18-20; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext.
2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Thu Dec 4.
Christmas in the Village, annual holiday
weekend featuring live music, activities,
and Saturday-evening fireworks; free,
Village of East Davenport, Davenport, IA,
VillageOfEastDavenport.com, 6pm Fri Dec 5 and
Sat Dec 6.
First Friday at the Mississippi River Distilling
Company, featuring monthly food and beverage
tastings; for information, call 563-484-4342,
Mississippi River Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody
Rd., LeClaire, IA, MRDistilling.com, Fri Dec 5.
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award
winning performers from across the Midwest;
$10; for tickets and information, call 309-786-
7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Fri Dec 5.
Christmas in LeClaire, Downtown LeClaire, IA,
VisitLeClaire.com, Fri Dec 5 thru Sun Dec 7.
East Moline Public Library Christmas Open
House and Cookie Sale, with a cookie sale from
9am-noon and an open house from 1-3pm;
for information, call 309-755-9614, East Moline
Public Library, 740 16th Ave., East Moline, IL,
EMMainStreet.com, 9am Sat Dec 6.
Holiday Stress Oasis, stress-reducing
activities and tricks to help you find your calm
and get through the holiday mayhem; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Dec 6.
19th Century Christmas, annual family
event featuring performances of holiday music,
crafts for kids, visit from Santa, tours of historic
homes, festively decorated for the holidays, and
more; free; for information, call 309-743-2701,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL,
ButterworthCenter.com, 12pm Sun Dec 7.
Sunday Night Trivia @ Dam View, hosted by
Bar Wars Trivia; any number of people per team,
various categories; free; win cash and menu
items, The Dam View Inn, 410 2nd St, Davenport,
IA, 8pm Sun Nov 2 thru Sun Dec 7.
Outlying Areas
September
65th Secretery of State Vehicle Show,
featuring many premium vehicles in Illinois,
sports cars, motorcycles, trucks, recreational
vehicles, hot rods, and tractors; for information,
call 217-557-7220, Second St. & Capitol Ave.,
Springfield, IL, CyberDriveIllinois.com, Sat Sep 6.
Running Wild, this family-oriented event
features educational events as well as 3 and
5-mile run/walks, and a one mile Kids’ Fun
Run; with educational exhibits and hands-on
conservation displays; $20-25 entry fee for the
3- and 5-mile run/walks, other events free; for
information and to register, call 319-523-8381,
Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge, F Avenue,
Wapello, IA, RunLouisaCounty.info, 8:30am Sat
Sep 6.
Downtown Farmers’ Market, on Saturdays;
for information, call 515-286- 4907, Historic
Court District, Downtown, Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesFarmersMarket.com, 9:30am Sat Sep 6
thru Sat Sep 27.
Taize’Vigil Service, an ecumenical movement
drawing Christians of all denominations together
in unified and compassionate prayer; supper
following; free will offerings appreciated; for
information and to register, call 563-336-8414 or
e-mail olpretreat@gmail.com, Our Lady of the
Prairie Retreat, 2664 145th Ave, Near Wheatland,
IA, CHMIowa.org, 5pm Sun Sep 7.
Sunday Night Trivia @ The Doc’s Inn, hosted
by Bar Wars Trivia; any number of people per
team, various categories; free; win cash and menu
items, Doc’s Inn Bar & Grill, 985 Avenue of the
Cities, Silvis, IL, 8pm Sun Sep 7 thru Sun Sep 28.
Illinois Health Care Convention and Trade
Show, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Mon Sep 8.
Cycle-n-Louisa, three different-length rides
to accommodate riders of all abilities; $10/
rider which includes a t-shirt and refreshments;
for information, call 319-523-8381 or e-mail
lccb@lccb.org, South End City Park, Wapello, IA,
LouisaCountyConservation.org, 9am Sat Sep 13.
Come to the Quiet: Autumn Equinox, savor
solitude as Earth nears a place of balance and
refresh your centered self; $20; for information
and to register, call 563-336-8414 or e-mail
olpretreat@gmail.com, Our Lady of the Prairie
Retreat, 2664 145th Ave, Near Wheatland, IA,
CHMIowa.org, 9:30am Wed Sep 17.
Fall Friends of the Englert Dinner, an
intimate fundraiser for the theatre featuring a
cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, live performances,
and more; $150/plate; for tickets and information,
call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 6pm
Sat Sep 20.
Cooking up a Storm, led by Kathleen Storms,
SSND; prepare Earth-friendly and health-friendly
foods from scratch; experience working with
quinoa, making kale chips, using fresh produce
from the garden, and basics of making great
soups and bread; $25; for information and to
register, call 563-336-8414 or e-mail olpretreat@
gmail.com, Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 2664
145th Ave, Near Wheatland, IA, CHMIowa.org,
9:30am Tue Sep 23.
A “Gourd”geous Day in the Country,
presented by the Quad City Area Gourd Patch;
featuring gourd-themed arts & crafts, workshops,
vendors, food, children’s activities, raffles,
games, and more; free, with food donations to
area pantries appreciated; for information, call
309-526-3332 or e-mail wwr@frontiernet.net,
Whispering Winds Ranch, 3316 N. 1600th Ave,
Orion, IL, 9am Sat Sep 27.
October & November
Torment at 1200, Fridays and Saturdays 7pm-
midnight, Sundays 7pm-10pm; the 11th season
of the annual outdoor “haunted house”event;
no flip flops or high heels; $15; for tickets and
information, call 309-945-5237, Torment at 1200,
5030 N 1200 Ave, Orion, IL, TormenTwelve.com,
7pm Fri Oct 3 thru Fri Oct 31.
Downtown Farmers’ Market, on Saturdays;
for information, call 515-286- 4907, Historic
Court District, Downtown Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesFarmersMarket.com, 9:30am Sat Oct 4
thru Sat Oct 25.
Sunday Night Trivia @ The Doc’s Inn, hosted
by Bar Wars Trivia; any number of people per
team, various categories; free; win cash and menu
items, Doc’s Inn Bar & Grill, 985 Avenue of the
Cities, Silvis, IL, 8pm Sun Oct 5 thru Sun Nov 30.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Super
Circus Heroes, latest touring presentation of
the Greatest Show on Earth; $15-53; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com,
Fri Oct 17 thru Sun Oct 19.
39th Auto Parts Swap Meet and Cars
for Sale Corral, events are open to high-
performance, custom, stock, and antique
(domestic and foreign); buy, sell, or trade; for
information, call 319-465-5119 or 319-465-
5380, Monticello Fairgrounds, Monticello, IA,
AutoPartsSwapMeet.net, 7:30am Sun Oct 19.
The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!, audience
participation, comedy, and magic with the famed
illusionist; $10-30; for tickets and information, call
309-342-2299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg
St., Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, 7:30pm Fri
Oct 24.
Women’s Lifestyle Show, $10 at the door,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria,
IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Sat Oct 25.
An Evening with Henry Rollins, event
featuring the spoken-word artist, actor, front man
for both the Rollins Band and Black Flag, radio DJ,
and author of more than 25 books; $25-30; for
information, call 515-286-4907, Drake University’s
Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave., Des
Moines, IA, WonderOfWordsfest.com, 7:30pm Fri
Nov 14.
The Price Is Right Live, interactive-stage-
show presentation of the TV game show;
$29.50-49.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Thu Nov 20.
LECTURES
September
More than a Few Good Men: A Lecture on
American Manhood and Violence Against
Women, featuring Jackson Katz, author,
filmmaker and co-founder of Mentors in Violence
Prevention; the event is part of St. Ambrose’s
yearlong series, “Exploring Gender”; free, Rogalski
Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/gender, 7pm Wed
Sep 10.
Beyond Our Dreams: Intended
Technological Gifts, program by Dr. Steve
Spyrison; a meeting of the Quad Cities Institute
of Noetic Sciences (IONS-QC); for information,
contact Christine at IONSQC@aol.com or 563-332-
7259, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, Noetic.org, 6:30pm Thu
Sep 11.
Urban Legends, presented by Minda Powers-
Douglas; free; for information, call 309-524-2470,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Sep 11.
From Vaudeville to Olympia: The Evolution
of Women’s Boxing, presented by Gerald R.
Gems, North Central College, Naperville, IL;
the presentation will focus on the evolution
of women’s boxing from its roots in British
theater productions to its current status as an
Olympic event; particular attention will center on
Chicago as an early site of female pugilism, and
includes a survey of boxing clubs throughout
the Chicagoland area; free; for information, call
309-743-2701, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th
Street, Moline, IL, ButterworthCenter.com, 7pm
Fri Sep 12.
Start your Engines: Motorsports in the
Quad Cities, area racing writer and organizer
Roger Ruthhart will provide an overview of area
racing history; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
2:30pm Tue Sep 16.
Mississippi River Barge Fleeting, with Walt
Bassow, Mississippi Barge Fleeting; learn about
Mississippi River barges and river transportation;
meet at Upper Mississippi Fleeting 128 Front
Street, Buffalo, IA; a Riverine Walk; dress for the
weather and walking; $5; for information, call 563-
322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport,
IA, RiverAction.org, 6:30pm Thu Sep 18.
2014 Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom
Award, honoring Sister Simone Campbell, who
organized the “Nuns on the Bus”campaign in
2012; free; for information, contact Kent Ferris at
ferris@davenportdiocese.org or 563-888-4211,
Christ the King Chapel - St. Ambrose University,
518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 3pm
Sun Sep 21.
2014 Iowa Black Business Summit, Sunday
starting at 5pm, Monday starting at 4:30pm;
$75-100, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 350 1st Ave
NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, IowaBlackBusiness.org, Sun
Sep 21.
Women Who Played Baseball, Barbara
Gregovich brings us the story of three teenage
girls, one of them from West Union, Illinois, who
played hardball on the last traveling “bloomer
girl”baseball team in 1934; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Sep 22.
Building Relationships Between Parent,
Teacher, & School, discussion panel that includes
teachers, parents, and school administrators
about the importance of communication;
presented by Rivermont Collegiate; free; for
information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 6pm Tue Sep 23.
Small Stadium, Big Time Football: RI
Independents of the NFL, learn about the
Rock Island Independents, their place in local
and national football history, and a little bit
Judah & the Lion @ The Redstone Room – November 14
OTHER EVENTS
Scott & Rock Island Counties
November & December
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about football then and now, with retired Rock
Island High School coach Vic Boblett; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Thu Sep 25.
From the Quad Cities Open to the John
Deere Classic: Big-time Professional Golf in
the Quad Cities, find out how golf became a
summer staple here, and what it means to have
a big-time tournament in town with longtime
tournament volunteer John Wetzel; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Tue Sep 30.
October
The Inspirational Life of Duke Slater, learn
about the life, challenges, and successes of this
10-year NFL veteran and Chicago judge from
author Neal Rozendaal; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 11am Sat Oct 4.
Batter Up! Three-I League and Professional
Baseball in the Quad Cities, Bill Kemp, librarian
and archivist with the McLean County Museum
of History in Bloomington has researched and
written on the Three I League for 15 years, and
will present a short presentation on their role
in community life and baseball history; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Oct 7.
Sherry Wilde, a meeting of the Quad Cities
Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS-QC); for
information, contact Christine at IONSQC@aol.
com or 563-332-7259, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, Noetic.org,
6:30pm Thu Oct 9.
Second Annual Quad Cities Mock Trial
Invitational Tournament, watch teams compete
in a mock trial invitational tournament for
regional colleges and universities; in McCarthy
Hall; free; for information, contact Henry
Marquard at marquardhenryf@sau.edu or 563-
264-6210, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 9:30am Sat Oct 11.
Classic Arena, Big Time Basketball: Tri-
City Blackhawks of the NBA, learn about the
history of our major league team, the players
who broke the color barrier, and the role of
Wharton Fieldhouse as a community center, with
Prof. Curtis C. Roseman; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Tue Oct 14.
Brownbag Discussion: Love Your Body,
take part in a discussion of body image and a
celebration of how to accept yourself for who you
are; free; for information, contact Katy Strzepek
at 563-333-6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu,
Women and Gender Studies Resource Center - St.
Ambrose University, 224 Ambrose Hall, Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 11:30am Wed Oct 15.
Center of the Softball Sixties, Tom McKay
will speak about the great teams, great players,
organizational efforts, and cultural factors that
made Rock Island a center of fast-pitch softball
for nearly a decade; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Oct 16.
World-Class Physical Culture on a One
Dollar Investment, at 3 & 7pm; presented by
Dr. Ed Thomas; this visual presentation will
explore unique opportunities for the Quad
Cities to once again lead the way in physical
culture; free; for information, call 309-743-2701,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL,
ButterworthCenter.com, Fri Oct 17.
Arab-Israeli Conflict Discussion Series: Part
I, historian Art Pitz discusses issues pertaining to
the Arab-Israeli conflict; provided in partnership
with the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and
Moline Library; free; for information, call 309-524-
2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline,
IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Oct 21.
Gender, Narrative, and Justice: The Power
of Story, the Ambrose Women for Social Justice
Conference will feature interactive workshops
providing participants the opportunity to share
their stories about the impact of gender on
their lives and the lives of others; emphasis will
be on tools to seek justice, locally and globally;
for information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563-
333-6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu, Rogalski
Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/AWSJ, 9am Tue Oct 21.
Girls Got Game: Title IX & New
Opportunities for Women in Sport, panel
discussion facilitated by Dr. Jane Simonsen,
Augustana College; learn how this historic act
changed American sports forever, and hear from
Quad Citians who benefited from it; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Oct 21.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into
Opportunity for Women Worldwide, featuring
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Cheryl WuDunn;
the event is part of St. Ambrose’s yearlong series,
“Exploring Gender”; free, Rogalski Center - St.
Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport,
IA, SAU.edu/gender, 7pm Tue Oct 21.
Arab-Israeli Conflict Discussion Series: Part
II, historian Art Pitz discusses issues pertaining to
the Arab-Israeli conflict; provided in partnership
with the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and
Moline Library; free; for information, call 309-524-
2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline,
IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Oct 28.
Unexplained Research, Terry Fisk, author of
“The Iowa Road Guide to Haunted Locations,”
will speak about haunted places in the Hawkeye
State as well as what goes into researching the
paranormal.; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm
Thu Oct 30.
November
Holiday Rescue Squad, stop in for tips and
tricks to help you save money, eat healthy, and
keep stress at bay; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2pm Sat Nov 1.
Arab-Israeli Conflict Discussion Series: Part
III, historian Art Pitz discusses issues pertaining to
the Arab-Israeli conflict; provided in partnership
with the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and
Moline Library; free; for information, call 309-524-
2470, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, MolineLibrary.com,
6pm Tue Nov 4.
Arab-Israeli Conflict Discussion Series: Part
IV, historian Art Pitz discusses issues pertaining to
the Arab-Israeli conflict; provided in partnership
with the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and
Moline Library; free; for information, call 309-524-
2470, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, MolineLibrary.com,
6pm Tue Nov 11.
The Gender Neutrality of Old Age: Ageing,
Medicine and Money in Early Modern Europe,
the Richard Geiger History Lecture will feature
Lynn Botelho, distinguished faculty, Indiana
University of Pennsylvania; the event is part of St.
Ambrose’s yearlong series, “Exploring Gender”;
free, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518
W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/gender,
7pm Thu Nov 13.
Thrive: Evolve into Excellence, presentation
by Rachel Gendreau; a meeting of the Quad
Cities Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS-QC); for
information, contact Christine at IONSQC@aol.
com or 563-332-7259, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, Noetic.org,
6:30pm Thu Nov 13.
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COURSES
September
Replacing Ash Trees: Good Alternatives
for Iowa, webinar led by Jeff Iles, who will
provide ideas of other species of trees to
consider planting in the home landscape; $5; for
information and to register, call 563-359-7577,
Iowa State University Scott County Extension, 875
Tanglefoot Ln., Bettendorf, IA, Extension.iastate.
edu/scott, 6:30pm Thu Sep 4.
Pesticide Applicator Testing, for information,
call 563-359-7577, Scott County Extension, 875
Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, DBS.
extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 10am Fri Sep 5.
Salsa Gardening & Cooking Class, Martha
Smith, Horticulture Educator, will help you plan
out your salsa garden and how to be successful
with your harvest. Kristin Bogdonas, Nutrition &
Wellness Educator will show you how to make
fresh salsa including mild, fruit and spicy varieties;
$8-10, University of Illinois Extension - Aledo,
2106 SE 3rd St., Aledo, IL, https://web.extension.
illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=10590,
1pm Mon Sep 8.
Salsa Gardening & Cooking Class, Martha
Smith, Horticulture Educator, will help you plan
out your salsa garden and how to be successful
with your harvest. Kristin Bogdonas, Nutrition &
Wellness Educator will show you how to make
fresh salsa including mild, fruit and spicy varieties;
$8-10, Black Hawk College Community Education
Center, 404 E. 3rd St., Kewanee, IL, https://web.
extension.illinois.edu/registration/?Registration
ID=10591, 1pm Tue Sep 9.
Befriender Volunteer Training, Sept. 9
registration deadline for classes held Tuesdays
Oct. 7 thru Dec. 9; learn to be one of a select
community of caregivers who are trained to
listen to patient stories and concerns; Befriender
volunteers go through approximately 40 hours
of training, emphasizing istening with particular
sensitivity to the stories of grief, illness, crisis and
life review; for information, call 563-421-7972,
Genesis Medical Center - East Campus, 1227 E.
Rusholme St., Davenport, IA, GenesisHealth.com,
Tue Sep 9.
Professional Development: Managing
Project Quality, Procurement and Risk, Sept. 9
& 10; learn to plan quality assurance into project
management processes to ensure accomplishing
performance requirements; $695; for information
and to register, call 563-333-5720 or e-mail pd@
sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331
W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/pd, 8:30am
Tue Sep 9.
Library How to: Downloading eBooks, learn
how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks to
your personal devices or computer with this
class; handouts provided; bring your device if
you want to try downloading, as the library does
not supply devices; free; for information, call 309-
732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Wed Sep 10.
Real Talk Training, presenter Kate McGovern
teaches leaders to use professional coaching
techniques to transform their everyday
communications using demonstration, practice
and constructive feedback; for ages 15 & up; $45;
for information and to register, call 309-236-
8718, Quad Cities Prayer Center, 1411 Brady St,
Davenport, IA, https://ChristianLifeCoachNow.
com/davenport, 9am Fri Sep 12 and Sat Sep 13.
Open House: Doctor of Physical Therapy
Program, college and high school students,
parents, and academic advisers learn more about
career options, advanced education and how to
get ready for PT school; $10; for information or to
register, call 563-333-6403 or e-mail pt@sau.edu,
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/pt, 8:30am Sat
Sep 13.
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e-mail pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education
Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/pd,
8am Mon Oct 20.
Library How to: Downloading eBooks, learn
how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks to
your personal devices or computer with this
class; handouts provided; bring your device if you
want to try downloading, as the library does not
supply devices; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 3pm Thu Oct 23.
November & December
Professional Development: Supervisory
Certificate Program, increase your effectiveness
as a manager and gain practical new skills in the
areas of management, resource allocation and
employee development; $995; for information
and to register, call 563-333-5720 or e-mail pd@
sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331
W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/pd, 8:30am
Wed Nov 5 and Thu Nov 6.
Professional Development: Managing
Project Communication, develop a
communication management plan for
distributing appropriate information to each
stakeholder group through proper forms of
media while actively managing stakeholder
expectations; learn to influence outcomes,
negotiate results, manage conflicts, and
recognize negotiation styles, including your own;
$695; for information and to register, call 563-
333-5720 or e-mail pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown
Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/pd, 8:30am Thu Nov 6 and Fri Nov 7.
Free Computer Training, six-week course
in a variety of technology-related subjects from
basic keyboarding and computer skills to training
in various Microsoft Office applications; for
information, e-mail contact@colonalibrary.com or
call 309-792-0548, Colona Public Library, 911 1st
St., Colona, IL, ColonaLibrary.com, Wed Nov 12.
St. Ambrose University School of Social
Work Fall Ethics Event, with the presentation
“The Ethical is Political: Examining Social Work
Ethics Through a Gendered Lens”; $20; for
information, call 563-333-3911, St. Ambrose
University Continuing Studies & Conference
Center, 1950 E. 54th St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/
msw, 1pm Thu Nov 13.
Library How to: Downloading eBooks, learn
how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks to
your personal devices or computer with this
class; handouts provided; bring your device if
you want to try downloading, as the library does
not supply devices; free; for information, call 309-
732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Dec 2.
more; $50/person, $360/table of eight;, Quad-
Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State
St., Bettendorf, IA, EICC.edu/bash, 5pm Thu Oct 2.
Professional Development: Project
Management: Planning, Execution and
Control, Oct. 7 & 8; an extensive overview of
professional project management including a
project-ready tool kit for initiating, planning,
executing, monitoring and controlling, and
closing out projects within a practical system;
$695; for information and to register, call 563-
333-5720 or e-mail pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown
Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/pd, 8:30am Tue Oct 7.
Getting to Know Your iPad/Tablet, learn
some tips and tricks for using your iPad or
Android tablet at this program; bring your device;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 6pm Wed Oct 8.
Professional Development: Managing
Project Teams, Oct. 14 & 15; learn more about
the complex skills required to manage project
teams at the highest performance levels; acquire
meeting management tools and techniques,
motivational and interpersonal skills, tools for
identifying individual thinking preferences,
methods for recognizing and responding to
nonverbal messages, and information to address
individual differences such as age, gender, or
culture; $695; for information and to register,
call 563-333-5720 or e-mail pd@sau.edu, SAU
Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/pd, 8:30am Tue Oct 14.
Free Computer Training, six-week course
in a variety of technology-related subjects from
basic keyboarding and computer skills to training
in various Microsoft Office applications; for
information, e-mail contact@colonalibrary.com or
call 309-792-0548, Colona Public Library, 911 1st
St., Colona, IL, ColonaLibrary.com, Wed Oct 15.
Professional Development: Leadership
Through People Skills, thru Oct. 24; an
intensive, five-day learning experience that
transforms managers into leaders by creating
the skills necessary to meet today’s business
challenges and turn vision into reality; $1,295; for
information and to register, call 563-333-5720 or
Download This! How to Download
Magazines, Music, & Movies from the Library,
larn how to use the Library’s online services,
Zinio and Freegal, to read magazines, download
music, and stream movies, all just by using your
library card; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm Wed Sep 17.
Free Computer Training, six-week course
in a variety of technology-related subjects from
basic keyboarding and computer skills to training
in various Microsoft Office applications; for
information, e-mail contact@colonalibrary.com or
call 309-792-0548, Colona Public Library, 911 1st
St., Colona, IL, ColonaLibrary.com, Wed Sep 17.
Professional Development: Grant Writing
Workshop, position your organization to find the
right grants and acquire critical competencies
associated with successful grant writing; $199; for
information and to register, call 563-333-5720 or
e-mail pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education
Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/pd,
9am Mon Sep 22.
College Night, in the gym in Building 3;
students can visit with representatives from
more than 80 colleges and universities; free;
for information, call 309-796-5341, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 5:30pm Thu Sep 25.
Getting to Know Your iPad/Tablet, learn
some tips and tricks for using your iPad or
Android tablet at this program; bring your device;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 6pm Mon Sep 29.
Professional Development: Project
Leadership and Professional Responsibility,
Sept. 30 & Oct. 1; learn the difference
between leading and managing in the project
environment; basic leadership theories will be
explored and related to individual class members;
the concept of “transformational”leadership will
be examined through class exercises; $695; for
information and to register, call 563-333-5720 or
e-mail pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education
Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/pd,
8:30am Tue Sep 30.
October
SCC Bash 2014, fundraiser for student
scholarships and college programming; with food
prepared by the college’s Culinary Arts students,
Chef Scott, Chef Reese, and the Isle Chefs; four
food stations featuring tasty favorites inspired by
New Orleans, Memphis, St. Louis, and Chicago,
a special musical performance by Ellis Kell, and
MEETINGS
September
Man Up, on Thursdays, led by Pastor Phillip
Busby; for information, call 563-322-1302, The
Solid Rock Cafe, 1411 Brady St, Davenport, IA,
7pm Thu Sep 4 thru Thu Sep 25.
QCAD Drop-in for Teens, on Fridays; for
information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians
Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 6:30pm Fri Sep
5 thru Fri Dec 5.
Sisters Strengthening Sisters, on Fridays,
led by Pastor Zaretta Lee; for information, call
563-322-1302, The Solid Rock Cafe, 1411 Brady St,
Davenport, IA, 12pm Fri Sep 5 thru Fri Dec 5.
QCAD Spectrum, transgender social/support
group meets on the 1st Sat. of the month; for
information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians
Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 7pm Sat Sep 6.
QCAD Dining OUT, meet at a designated
restaurant and enjoy a meal with QCAD friends;
for information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians
Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 6:30pm Mon
Sep 8.
Women of the Bible, on Mondays, led by
Ginger Busby; for information, call 563-322-1302,
The Solid Rock Cafe, 1411 Brady St, Davenport, IA,
9am Mon Sep 8 thru Mon Sep 29.
Knit for Peace, monthly group for those
who like to knit or crochet; bring a project or a
problem; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm
Tue Sep 9.
Bettendorf Kiwanis Club Meeting, on
Tuesdays; dedicated to serving the children of
the world; the first Tuesday of each month is
a business meeting, and the other meetings
consist of lunch followed by a program of
interest to members; for information, e-mail
bettendorfkiwanis@gmail.com, Hy-Vee Club
Room, 2900 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfKiwanis.org, 12pm Tue Sep 9 thru Tue
Sep 30.
Fireside Knitters, on Tuesdays; knit and
crochet items for various social organizations
throughout the Quad Cities; supplies provided;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue Sep 9
thru Tue Sep 30.
QCAD Young Adults’ Social Group, on
Wednesdays; for information, call 309-786-2580,
Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 7pm
Wed Sep 10 thru Wed Sep 24.
Citizens Against Animal Control, review and
discuss the changing of animal-control laws with
Sheryl Drager; for information, call 563-323-0203,
The Center, 1411 Brady St., Davenport, IA, 12pm
Wed Sep 10.
COURSES
September
Sweet Plantain @ Bettendorf High School
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Quad City Audubon Society Membership
Meeting, on the National Audubon Society’s
Climate Change Initiative; free to the public; for
information, call Brent Langley at 309-799-7192,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL,
QuadCityAudubon.org, 7pm Thu Sep 11.
Bettendorf Public Library Board of Trustees
Meeting, for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 4:30pm
Thu Sep 11.
QCAD Gay & Gray Group, for information,
call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming
Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
QCADOutForGood.org, 7pm Mon Sep 15.
QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users
Group) Meeting, with a special program/
presentation on Macintosh Applications or
hardware, and an “Open Forum”Q&A period
where members help other Macintosh users solve
problems and improve their computer skills; $24/
year membership, guests welcome, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf,
IA, QCMUG.org, 6:30pm Tue Sep 16.
Black Hawk College Board of Trustees
Meeting, in Building 1’s Black Hawk Room; for
information, call 309-796-5051, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 6pm Thu Sep 18.
Support Group for Birth Mothers and
Fathers, the group will offer individuals the
chance to listen, learn and share experiences,
make connections and be a part of an
emotionally supportive environment of peers;
for information, call 563-332-0475, Women’s
Choice Center, 2711 Happy Joe Dr, Bettendorf, IA,
WomensChoiceCenter.org, 7pm Thu Sep 18.
QCAD Stitch & Bitch, a class for quilting and
other sewing; for information, call 309-786-2580,
Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 6pm
Mon Sep 22.
WAC/WCI, for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue
Sep 23.
Citizens Against Animal Control, on the 2nd
Wed. and last Wed. of the month; review and
discuss the changing of animal-control laws with
Sheryl Drager; for information, call 563-323-0203,
The Center, 1411 Brady St., Davenport, IA, 12pm
Wed Sep 24.
October
QCAD Young Adults’ Social Group, on
Wednesdays; for information, call 309-786-2580,
Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 7pm
Wed Oct 1 thru Wed Oct 29.
Man Up, on Thursdays, led by Pastor Phillip
Busby; for information, call 563-322-1302, The
Solid Rock Cafe, 1411 Brady St, Davenport, IA,
7pm Thu Oct 2 thru Thu Oct 30.
QCAD Drop-in for Teens, on Fridays; for
information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians
Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 6:30pm Fri Oct
3 thru Fri Oct 31.
Sisters Strengthening Sisters, on Fridays,
led by Pastor Zaretta Lee; for information, call
563-322-1302, The Solid Rock Cafe, 1411 Brady St,
Davenport, IA, 12pm Fri Oct 3 thru Fri Oct 31.
QCAD Spectrum, transgender social/support
group meets on the 1st Sat. of the month; for
information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians
Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 7pm Sat Oct 4.
Women of the Bible, on Mondays, led by
Ginger Busby; for information, call 563-322-1302,
The Solid Rock Cafe, 1411 Brady St, Davenport, IA,
9am Mon Oct 6 thru Mon Oct 27.
Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting,
guests can attend the Beginners SIG (Special
Interest Group) which meets at 5:30pm just
before the main meeting; free; for information,
call 309-764-5570 or e-mail joseph85_us@yahoo.
com, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline,
IL, QCS.org, 7pm Mon Oct 6.
QCAD Stitch & Bitch, a class for quilting and
other sewing; for information, call 309-786-2580,
Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 6pm
Mon Oct 6.
Bettendorf Kiwanis Club Meeting, on
Tuesdays; dedicated to serving the children of
the world; the first Tuesday of each month is
a business meeting, and the other meetings
consist of lunch followed by a program of
interest to members; for information, e-mail
bettendorfkiwanis@gmail.com, Hy-Vee Club
Room, 2900 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfKiwanis.org, 12pm Tue Oct 7 thru Tue
Oct 28.
Fireside Knitters, on Tuesdays; knit and
crochet items for various social organizations
throughout the Quad Cities; supplies provided;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue Oct 7 thru
Tue Oct 28.
Citizens Against Animal Control, review and
discuss the changing of animal-control laws with
Sheryl Drager; for information, call 563-323-0203,
The Center, 1411 Brady St., Davenport, IA, 12pm
Wed Oct 8.
Quad City Audubon Society Membership
Meeting, with Linda and Robert Scarth
presenting a program titled “Botswana
Birds and Wildlife”; free to the public; for
information, call Brent Langley at 309-799-7192,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL,
QuadCityAudubon.org, 7pm Thu Oct 9.
Bettendorf Public Library Board of Trustees
Meeting, for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 4:30pm
Thu Oct 9.
QCAD Dining OUT, meet at a designated
restaurant and enjoy a meal with QCAD friends;
for information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians
Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 6:30pm Mon
Oct 13.
Knit for Peace, monthly group for those
who like to knit or crochet; bring a project or a
problem; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm
Tue Oct 14.
Black Hawk College Board of Trustees
Meeting, in Building 1’s Conference Center;
for information, call 309-796-5051, Black Hawk
College East Campus, 1501 State Highway 78,
Kewanee, IL, BHC.edu, 6pm Thu Oct 16.
Support Group for Birth Mothers and
Fathers, the group will offer individuals the
chance to listen, learn and share experiences,
make connections and be a part of an
emotionally supportive environment of peers;
for information, call 563-332-0475, Women’s
Choice Center, 2711 Happy Joe Dr, Bettendorf, IA,
WomensChoiceCenter.org, 7pm Thu Oct 16.
QCAD Gay & Gray Group, for information,
call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming
Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
QCADOutForGood.org, 7pm Mon Oct 20.
QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users
Group) Meeting, with a special program/
presentation on Macintosh Applications or
hardware, and an “Open Forum”Q&A period
where members help other Macintosh users
solve problems and improve their computer
skills; $24/year membership, guests welcome,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, QCMUG.org, 6:30pm Tue Oct 21.
QCAD Stitch & Bitch, a class for quilting and
other sewing; for information, call 309-786-2580,
Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 6pm
Mon Oct 27.
WAC/WCI, for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue
Oct 28.
Citizens Against Animal Control, review and
discuss the changing of animal-control laws with
Sheryl Drager; for information, call 563-323-0203,
The Center, 1411 Brady St., Davenport, IA, 12pm
Wed Oct 29.
November & December
QCAD Spectrum, transgender social/support
group meets on the 1st Sat. of the month; for
information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians
Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 7pm Sat Nov 1.
Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting,
guests can attend the Beginners SIG (Special
Interest Group) which meets at 5:30pm just
before the main meeting; free; for information,
call 309-764-5570 or e-mail joseph85_us@yahoo.
com, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline,
IL, QCS.org, 7pm Mon Nov 3.
QCAD Stitch & Bitch, a class for quilting and
other sewing; for information, call 309-786-2580,
Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 6pm
Mon Nov 3.
Big Rock Candy Mountain @ District Theatre – September 25 thru 28
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Women of the Bible, on Mondays, led by
Ginger Busby; for information, call 563-322-1302,
The Solid Rock Cafe, 1411 Brady St, Davenport, IA,
9am Mon Nov 3 thru Mon Dec 8.
Bettendorf Kiwanis Club Meeting, on
Tuesdays; dedicated to serving the children of
the world; the first Tuesday of each month is
a business meeting, and the other meetings
consist of lunch followed by a program of
interest to members; for information, e-mail
bettendorfkiwanis@gmail.com, Hy-Vee Club
Room, 2900 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfKiwanis.org, 12pm Tue Nov 4 thru
Tue Dec 9.
Fireside Knitters, on Tuesdays; knit and
crochet items for various social organizations
throughout the Quad Cities; supplies provided;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue Nov 4
thru Tue Dec 9.
QCAD Young Adults’ Social Group, on
Wednesdays; for information, call 309-786-2580,
Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 7pm
Wed Nov 5 thru Wed Dec 10.
Man Up, on Thursdays, led by Pastor Phillip
Busby; for information, call 563-322-1302, The
Solid Rock Cafe, 1411 Brady St, Davenport, IA,
7pm Thu Nov 6 thru Thu Dec 4.
QCAD Drop-in for Teens, on Fridays; for
information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians
Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 6:30pm Fri Nov
7 thru Fri Dec 5.
Sisters Strengthening Sisters, on Fridays,
led by Pastor Zaretta Lee; for information, call
563-322-1302, The Solid Rock Cafe, 1411 Brady St,
Davenport, IA, 12pm Fri Nov 7 thru Fri Dec 5.
QCAD Dining OUT, meet at a designated
restaurant and enjoy a meal with QCAD friends;
for information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians
Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 6:30pm Mon
Nov 10.
Knit for Peace, monthly group for those
who like to knit or crochet; bring a project or a
problem; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm
Tue Nov 11.
Citizens Against Animal Control, review and
discuss the changing of animal-control laws with
Sheryl Drager; for information, call 563-323-0203,
The Center, 1411 Brady St., Davenport, IA, 12pm
Wed Nov 12.
Quad City Audubon Society Membership
Meeting, with Brent Langley presenting a
program titled “Birding in Southern France”; free
to the public; for information, call Brent Langley
at 309-799-7192, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th
Street, Moline, IL, QuadCityAudubon.org, 7pm
Thu Nov 13.
Bettendorf Public Library Board of Trustees
Meeting, for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 4:30pm
Thu Nov 13.
QCAD Gay & Gray Group, for information,
call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming
Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
QCADOutForGood.org, 7pm Mon Nov 17.
QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users
Group) Meeting, with a special program/
presentation on Macintosh Applications or
hardware, and an “Open Forum”Q&A period
where members help other Macintosh users solve
problems and improve their computer skills; $24/
year membership, guests welcome, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf,
IA, QCMUG.org, 6:30pm Tue Nov 18.
WAC/WCI, for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue
Nov 18.
Black Hawk College Board of Trustees
Meeting, in Building 1’s Black Hawk Room; for
information, call 309-796-5051, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 6pm Thu Nov 20.
Support Group for Birth Mothers and
Fathers, the group will offer individuals the
chance to listen, learn and share experiences,
make connections and be a part of an
emotionally supportive environment of peers;
for information, call 563-332-0475, Women’s
Choice Center, 2711 Happy Joe Dr, Bettendorf, IA,
WomensChoiceCenter.org, 7pm Thu Nov 20.
QCAD Stitch & Bitch, a class for quilting and
other sewing; for information, call 309-786-2580,
Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 6pm
Mon Nov 24.
Citizens Against Animal Control, review and
discuss the changing of animal-control laws with
Sheryl Drager; for information, call 563-323-0203,
The Center, 1411 Brady St., Davenport, IA, 12pm
Wed Nov 26.
QCAD Stitch & Bitch, a class for quilting and
other sewing; for information, call 309-786-2580,
Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 6pm
Mon Dec 1.
Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting,
guests can attend the Beginners SIG (Special
Interest Group) which meets at 5:30pm just
before the main meeting; free; for information,
call 309-764-5570 or e-mail joseph85_us@yahoo.
com, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline,
IL, QCS.org, 7pm Mon Dec 1.
QCAD Spectrum, transgender social/support
group meets on the 1st Sat. of the month; for
information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians
Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 7pm Sat Dec 6.
QCAD Dining OUT, meet at a designated
restaurant and enjoy a meal with QCAD friends;
for information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians
Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCADOutForGood.org, 6:30pm Mon
Dec 8.
Knit for Peace, monthly group for those
who like to knit or crochet; bring a project or a
problem; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm
Tue Dec 9.
Citizens Against Animal Control, review and
discuss the changing of animal-control laws with
Sheryl Drager; for information, call 563-323-0203,
The Center, 1411 Brady St., Davenport, IA, 12pm
Wed Dec 10.
HEALTH
WEEKLY CLASSES
Water Aerobics, on Tuesdays and Thursdays; a
20-visit pass is $64 for the general public and $60
for Black Hawk College employees, students, and
senior citizens, Black Hawk College - Community
Aquatic Center, 6600 34th Avenue, Moline, IL,
BHC.edu/aquatic, 6pm Thu Sep 4 thru Tue Dec 9.
Open Enrollment for the Free Pediatric
Integrated Health Program, Mon.-Fri.; for all
kids (0-18) on Medicaid with behavioral health
issues; for information, call 855-277-0430 or
e-mail fschwager@famres.org, Family Resources
Inc., 2800 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA, FamRes.org,
8:30am Thu Sep 4 thru Wed Dec 10.
Private Yoga Lessons w/ Johanna, on
Saturdays; if you have special issues that prevent
you from joining a group yoga class? Johanna
Welzenbach-Hilliard can help adapt a practice
to meet your specific needs; for information,
call 563-726-2623 or e-mail mississippipearl@
hotmail.com., The Cottage Wholistic Health
Center, 1227 Jersey Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA,
PromotingWellness.net, Thu Sep 4 thru Wed
Dec 10.
Belly Dance, on Fridays; a great way to get fit
for people of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness
levels; run drills, shimmy, and dance to fun,
follow-along workout songs; water suggested,
dress comfortably, no bare bellies required;
$5 drop-in class, $40 for a 10-class card; for
information, e-mail Lisa at LBellydance@yahoo.
com, The Dance Connection, 1018 15th Ave., East
Moline, IL, QuadCitiesBellyDance.com, 6pm Fri
Sep 5 thru Fri Dec 5.
Yoga for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain, on
Fridays; $12 drop-in or $100 for a 10-class pass;
for information and to register, contact Johanna
Hilliard at 563-726-2623 or mississippipearl@
hotmail.com., The Cottage Wholistic Health
Center, 1227 Jersey Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA,
PromotingWellness.net, 10am Fri Sep 5 thru Fri
Dec 5.
Water Aerobics, on Mondays, Wednesdays,
and Fridays; a 20-visit pass is $64 for the
general public and $60 for Black Hawk College
employees, students, and senior citizens, Black
Hawk College - Community Aquatic Center, 6600
34th Avenue, Moline, IL, BHC.edu/aquatic, 11am
Fri Sep 5 thru Wed Dec 10.
Therapeutic Yoga with Johanna, on Mondays
and Wednesdays, with Johanna Hilliard; for
current yoga practitioners who wish to learn
how to modify poses to their individual needs;
$12 drop-in classes, $100/10-class pass; for
information and to register, call 563-726-2623
or e-mail mississippipearl@hotmail.com, The
Cottage Wholistic Health Center, 1227 Jersey
Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA, PromotingWellness.net,
5:30pm Mon Sep 8 thru Wed Dec 10.
SPECIAL EVENTS
September
Zumba, Thursdays thru Oct. 9; class combines
motivating music and high energy with unique
moves; $36; for information and to register, call
309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad City
Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu,
7pm Thu Sep 4.
Learn About Dreaming, learn about the most
common dreams and how to interpret those you
MEETINGS
November & December
Events
i wireless Center
September through November
L
et’s take a poll:
Out of all of
the exciting, hotly
anticipated events
coming to Moline’s
i wireless Center
this fall, which do
you think will give
patrons the most
bang for their bucks?
If you’re a pro-
wrestling aficionado,
the answer might
easily be September
28’s latest WWE Live
extravaganza, and
it’s a tough choice
to argue against, considering the
evening’s matches will include a world-
heavyweight battle between John Cena
and Seth Rollins, an intercontinental-
championship tussle between Dolph
Ziggler and The Miz, and appearances
by such WWE stars as Dean Ambrose,
Jack Swagger, Ryback, and The Big
Show. Family audiences, though,
might be more prone to vote for the
October 10 performances of Disney
Live! Mickey’s Music Festival. A new
stage show starring beloved Disney
characters, the production will
showcase Mickey and Minnie Mouse,
Donald Duck, and Goofy singing and
dancing alongside friends from The
Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and the Toy
Story movies. And music lovers have
a whole septet of i wireless Center
events to choose from. Country
fans will no doubt get their money’s
worth in October 18’s concert with
Brantley Gilbert, the 29-year-old,
CMA Award-winning Nashville star,
and in November 14’s evening with
22-year-old Louisiana sensation
Hunter Hayes. Those
who grew up adoring
the star in her Disney
Channel days, and have
continued to adore
her on The X Factor
and Glee, won’t want
to miss October 11’s
engagement with Demi
Lovato, the former child
sensation now causing
a stir with albums such
as 2011’s Unbroken and
2013’s Demi. Classic-
rock hounds should be
in absolute heaven at
the i wireless Center
this autumn (even if
using the phrase “classic-rock” in this
context makes me feel really old);
October 17 will find Eddie Vedder and
his fellow Pearl Jam masters tearing
the figurative roof off the place, while
the sounds of glorious heavy metal
will fill the air in the November 9
booking with Mötley Crüe and Alice
Cooper. The legendary James Taylor
will make it “Fire & Rain” in Moline’s
amphitheatre on November 6. But if
you want my opinion about which i
wireless Center offering this fall will
deliver the most entertainment per
dollar, I’d have to go with October
22’s concert with Cher, appearing
alongside Pat Benatar and Neil
Giraldo on the musicians’ “D2K
Tour.” With tickets starting at $22,
that’s what? About three cents per
Cher costume?! For more on the
Moline venue’s autumn events, visit
iwirelessCenter.com. – Mike Schulz
Cher, October 22
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have, and learn to dream if you don’t already; this
group will continue to gather four times yearly
for updates and enrichment; $50; for information,
call 563-332-4361 or e-mail ostrichkc@live.
com, 3649 Cedarview Court, Bettendorf, IA,
DavenportSchoolOfYoga.com, 2pm Sat Sep 6.
The Journey Group, come to The Shamanic
Journey and learn, along with drumming, to
meet your spiritual teachers and Power Animals;
$5 donation; for information, call 563-322-5354,
Davenport School of Yoga, 421 Brady Street,
Davenport, IA, DavenportSchoolOfYoga.com,
2pm Sun Sep 7.
The Healing Group, for emotional, physical
and spiritual healing for yourself, family and
friends, as well as the planet; bring a rattle
and drum if you have one; $5 donation; for
information, call 563-322-5354, DSY Bettendorf,
3420 Towne Pointe Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
DavenportSchoolOfYoga.com, 3pm Sun Sep 14.
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, information and
answers to Medicare questions from a Senior
Health Insurance Information Program counselor;
free; for information, call 563-421-1096,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Wed
Sep 17.
Pranayama - The Poetry of Breathing:
Samana Effect, learn yoga techniques to help
you center any time throughout your day; $35;
for information and to register, call Johanna
at 563 726-2623 or e-mail mississippipearl@
hotmail.com, The Cottage Wholistic Health
Center, 1227 Jersey Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA,
PromotingWellness.net, 1:30pm Sat Sep 20.
Yoga Fun Day, with instructors from Indigo
Yoga, a wine tasting, and a vineyard tour; for
information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal
Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 12pm Sun
Sep 21.
General MDA Support Group, for individuals
and families affected by muscular dystrophy; for
information, call 319-393-8905, Trinity 7th Street
Campus, 500 John Deere Rd, Moline, IL, Wed Sep
24.
October
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, information and
answers to Medicare questions from a Senior
Health Insurance Information Program counselor;
free; for information, call 563-421-1096,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Wed
Oct 1.
The Journey Group, come to The Shamanic
Journey and learn, along with drumming, to
meet your spiritual teachers and Power Animals;
$5 donation; for information, call 563-322-5354,
Davenport School of Yoga, 421 Brady Street,
Davenport, IA, DavenportSchoolOfYoga.com,
2pm Sun Oct 5.
The Shamanic Journey, learn to go to other
realities to gain wisdom and joy from spiritual
teachers and power animals; $60; for information,
call 563-322-5354, 3649 Cedarview Court,
Bettendorf, IA, DavenportSchoolOfYoga.com,
2pm Sat Oct 11.
The Healing Group, for emotional, physical
and spiritual healing for yourself, family and
friends, as well as the planet; bring a rattle
and drum if you have one; $5 donation; for
information, call 563-322-5354, DSY Bettendorf,
3420 Towne Pointe Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
DavenportSchoolOfYoga.com, 3pm Sun Oct 12.
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, information and
answers to Medicare questions from a Senior
Health Insurance Information Program counselor;
free; for information, call 563-421-1096,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Wed
Oct 15.
Pranayama - The Poetry of Breathing:
Langhana Effect, learn yoga techniques to
help calm you when anxious or stressed; $35;
for information and to register, call Johanna
at 563 726-2623 or e-mail mississippipearl@
hotmail.com, The Cottage Wholistic Health
Center, 1227 Jersey Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA,
PromotingWellness.net, 1:30pm Sat Oct 18.
Yoga Fun Day, with instructors from Indigo
Yoga, a wine tasting, and a vineyard tour; for
information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal
Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 12pm Sun
Oct 19.
General MDA Support Group, for individuals
and families affected by muscular dystrophy; for
information, call 319-393-8905, Trinity 7th Street
Campus, 500 John Deere Rd, Moline, IL, Wed Oct
22.
Nutrition Before, During, and After
Cancer Therapy, a Trinity dietitian will discuss
nutrient needs before, during, and after
cancer; information on common herbal and
vitamin supplements and antioxidants; free; for
information, call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899,
Trinity Regional Health System, 5pm Thu Oct 30.
November & December
The Journey Group, come to The Shamanic
Journey and learn, along with drumming, to
meet your spiritual teachers and Power Animals;
$5 donation; for information, call 563-322-5354,
Davenport School of Yoga, 421 Brady Street,
Davenport, IA, DavenportSchoolOfYoga.com,
2pm Sun Nov 2.
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, information and
answers to Medicare questions from a Senior
Health Insurance Information Program counselor;
free; for information, call 563-421-1096,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Wed
Nov 5.
The Healing Group, for emotional, physical
and spiritual healing for yourself, family and
friends, as well as the planet; bring a rattle
and drum if you have one; $5 donation; for
information, call 563-322-5354, DSY Bettendorf,
3420 Towne Pointe Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
DavenportSchoolOfYoga.com, 3pm Sun Nov 9.
LLS Fundraiser, do your Christmas shopping
while benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society; vendors and crafters will be on hand
to sell their items while donating a portion of
their profits to LLS; there will also be door prizes
and raffles as well chair massages;, Golden Leaf
Banquet & Convention Center, 2902 E. Kimberly
Rd., Davenport, IA, QCLTN.org, 9am Sat Nov 15.
Genesis
Health Care
Health
Insurance
Navigators,
on Mondays;
assistance
available for
those needing
to sign up for
insurance using
the health
exchange; free;
for information,
call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf
Public Library,
2950 Learning
Campus,
Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Mon Nov 17 thru
Mon Dec 8.
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, information and
answers to Medicare questions from a Senior
Health Insurance Information Program counselor;
free; for information, call 563-421-1096,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Wed
Nov 19.
General MDA Support Group, for individuals
and families affected by muscular dystrophy; for
information, call 319-393-8905, Trinity 7th Street
Campus, 500 John Deere Rd, Moline, IL, Wed Nov
26.
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, information and
answers to Medicare questions from a Senior
Health Insurance Information Program counselor;
free; for information, call 563-421-1096,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Wed
Dec 3.
The Journey Group, come to The Shamanic
Journey and learn, along with drumming, to
meet your spiritual teachers and Power Animals;
$5 donation; for information, call 563-322-5354,
Davenport School of Yoga, 421 Brady Street,
Davenport, IA, DavenportSchoolOfYoga.com,
2pm Sun Dec 7.
SENIORS
WEEKLY EVENTS
Gentle Exercise Class, on Thursdays;
with instructor Norma Thoeming; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Thu Sep
4 thru Dec 4.
Line Dancing II, on Thursdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 2:30pm Thu Sep
4 thru Dec 4.
Musings Poetry Roundtable, on Thursdays;
$2-4; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 1:30pm
Thu Sep 4 thru Dec 4.
New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays;
$2-4; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm
Thu Sep 4 thru Dec 4.
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Zumba Gold Beginners & Chair, on
Thursdays; $2-4; for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
9am Thu Sep 4 thru Dec 4.
Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Thu Sep
4 thru Fri Sep 5, 1pm Thu Sep 11 thru Fri Dec 5.
Billiards, Mondays thru Fridays; $1-2; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am Thu Sep 4
thru Wed Dec 10.
Bingo, on Fridays; for information, call 563-
386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.
org, 12:30pm Fri Sep 5 thru Fri Dec 5.
Ceramics I & II, on Fridays; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Fri Sep 5 thru Fri Dec 5.
Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays;
$2-4; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Fri
Sep 5 thru Fri Dec 5.
Milestones Meal Site, on Fridays; suggested
$3.50 donation; for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
11:30am Fri Sep 5 thru Fri Dec 5.
SHIIP, on Fridays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 1pm Fri Sep 5 thru Fri Dec 5.
Senior Theater, on Fridays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Fri Sep
5 thru Fri Dec 5.
Zumba Toning, on Fridays; with instructor
Kami Hoist; $2-4; for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
8am Fri Sep 5 thru Fri Dec 5.
Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Fri Sep
5 thru Mon Dec 8.
Low-Impact Exercise, on Mondays,
Wednesdays, & Fridays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Fri Sep 5 thru Wed Dec
10.
Ceramics I, on Mondays; with instructors
Mary Ellen Dregert and Verdene Franklin; $5-6;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Mon Sep
8 thru Mon Dec 8.
Chair Yoga, on Mondays; $30/6 weeks; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 1:30pm Mon Sep
8 thru Mon Dec 8.
Drawing, Clay Sculpting & Acrylics, on
Mondays; with instructor Paul Algueseva; $5-6
plus materials; for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
5:30pm Mon Sep 8 thru Mon Dec 8.
Drawing, Clay Sculpting, & Acrylics, on
Mondays; with instructor Paul Algueseva; $5-6
plus materials; for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
12:30pm Mon Sep 8 thru Mon Dec 8.
Popular Line Dance, on Mondays; $3-5; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 5:30pm Mon Sep
8 thru Mon Dec 8.
Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing
experience necessary; free; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 8am Mon Sep 8 thru Mon Dec
8.
Zumba, on Mondays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 5:30pm Mon Sep 8 thru Mon
Dec 8.
Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; with
instructor Nikki Harvey; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Mon Sep 8 thru Mon
Dec 8 .
Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 1pm Tue Sep 9 thru Tue Dec 9.
Ceramics II, on Tuesdays; with instructor
Dar Hanssen; $5-9/session, $8-10/all day; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Sep 9
thru Tue Dec 9.
Crocheting & Knitting Volunteer Class,
on Tuesdays; make hats, scarfs, and mittens for
children and the homeless; donations of yarn
and other knitting needs accepted; free; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Tue Sep
9 thru Tue Dec 9.
Free Line Dance Lessons, on Tuesdays; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 8:30am Tue Sep
9 thru Tue Dec 9.
Gentle Exercise Class, on Tuesdays; with
instructor Jan Dorgan; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Sep 9 thru Tue Dec 9.
Line Dancing I, on Tuesdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Sep 9
thru Tue Dec 9.
Bunco, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 2pm Wed Sep 10 thru Wed
Dec 10.
Chair Massage with Mary, on Wednesdays;
20-minute sessions; $15-20; for information,
call 563-484-4024, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 10am Wed Sep 10 thru Wed
Dec 10.
Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Wed Sep 10
thru Wed Dec 10.
Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $5-6; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 2pm Wed Sep 10
thru Wed Dec 10.
Pinochle, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Wed Sep 10
thru Wed Dec 10.
SHIIP: Senior Health Insurance Information
Program, on Wednesdays; bring all your
medications with you to your appointment; walk-
ins welcome; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Wed
Sep 10 thru Wed Dec 10.
T’ai Chi, on Wednesdays; with instructor Scott
Caulpetzer; $24/6 weeks; for information, call 563-
386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
10:25am Wed Sep 10 thru Wed Dec 10.
TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off
Pounds Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in, noon
meeting; $1-2; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 11:30am
Wed Sep 10 thru Wed Dec 10.
Zumba, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 5:30pm Wed Sep 10 thru Wed
Dec 10.
Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; with instructor
Candace Elias; $2-4; for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
1pm Wed Sep 10 thru Wed Dec 10.
MONTHLY EVENTS
Low Vision Support Group, on the 1st Thu.
of the month; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am Thu
Sep 4 thru Thu Dec 4.
CASI Book Club, on the 1st Fri. of the month;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am Fri Sep
5 thru Fri Dec 5.
Caregivers Support Group, on the 2nd.
Mon. of the month; free; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport,
IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Mon Sep 8 thru
Mon Dec 8.
Exploring Faith, on the 2nd Tue. of the
month; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.
org, 10am Tue Sep 9 thru Tue Dec 9.
Turning 65, Understanding Medicare
Options, on the 2nd Tue. of the month;
covers Medicare basics, medi-gap policies,
and Medicare advantage plans; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 6pm Tue Sep
9 thru Tue Dec 9.
Walgreens Blood Pressure Screenings,
on the 2nd & 3rd Tue. of the month; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Sep
9 thru Tue Dec 9.
Grief Support Group, on the 2nd Wed. of the
month; donations encouraged; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Sep 10 thru Wed
Dec 10.
Turning 65, Understanding Medicare
Options, on the 3rd Tue. of the month; covers
long-term care insurance, hybrid products, self-
insurance, and more; for information, call 563-
386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
6pm Tue Sep 16 thru Tue Nov 18.
Parkinson’s Support Group, on the 3rd Sat. of
the month; held at Jane’s Place; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 10am Sat Sep 20 thru Sat Nov
15.
Grief Support Group, on the 4th Wed. of the
month; donations encouraged; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Sep 24 thru Wed
Nov 26.
Trinity Foot Clinic, on the 1st Wed. of the
month; please bring two towels & a washcloth to
your appointment; $25; for information, call 563-
320-3975, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
1pm Wed Oct 1 thru Wed Dec 3.
Red Hat Meeting, on the 1st Tue. of the
month; co-sponsored by CASI; for information,
call 563-386-7477, The Lodge Hotel, 900 Spruce
Hills Dr., Bettendorf, IA, CASISeniors.org, 12pm
Tue Oct 7 thru Tue Dec 2.
SPECIAL EVENTS
Senior Day: CASI New Horizons Band,
refreshments served after the program; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Thu Sep 25.
Senior Day, free; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
1:30pm Thu Oct 16.
CASI Holiday Hat Bash, sixth-annual
fundraiser for holiday gifts and senior care; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 5:30pm Thu Nov
20.
Senior Day: Peter Fletcher, free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Thu Nov 20.
SENIORS
WEEKLY EVENTS
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Make and Take Drop-in Craft Days, for ages
6-12; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
4pm Wed Oct 29.
November & December
EcoCraft, on Mondays; mix science and art
in this creative program for grade-schoolers;
find your artistic side using recycled, organic, or
biodegradable materials; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Mon
Nov 3 thru Mon Nov 17.
EcoCraft, on Tuesdays; mix science and art
in this creative program for grade-schoolers;
find your artistic side using recycled, organic, or
biodegradable materials; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Nov 4 thru Tue
Nov 18.
Make and Take Drop-in Craft Days, on
Wednesdays, for ages 6-12; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Nov 12 and
Wed Nov 19.
Comics Art Lab, ages 7 and older make
their own comic art; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue
Nov 18.
Teen Altered Book Crafts, learn how to
make some great crafts with a recycled book;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Sat
Nov 22.
Random Fandom, cool arts and crafts for
fans of “Doctor Who,”“Sherlock,”“Supernatural,”
“The Hunger Games,”and more; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Mon Nov 24.
Make and Take Drop-in Craft Days, for ages
6-12; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
4pm Wed Dec 10.
MUSIC
Quad City Music Guild Youth Chorus,
auditioning young singers from grades 3-8 for
new chorus led by Valeree Pieper; the chorus
will rehearse on Mondays from 4:30-5:30pm in
the lobby; members selected will be asked to
pay an annual fee of $50 and will perform a fall
and Spring concert on the QCMG stage; bring
sheet music of an age-level-appropriate song of
one minute or less, and be prepared to tap a few
rhythms and sing back some simple melodies;
an accompanist will be provided; no recordings
or unaccompanied singing; Fri. 4:30-6pm, Sat.
10-11:30am; for information, e-mail Pieper at
qcmgyouthchorus@gmail.com, Quad City Music
Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584 34th
Ave., Moline, IL, QCMusicGuild.com, Fri Sep 5
and Sat Sep 6.
Kidz Days at the RME, an educational
program geared for children pre-school to
age 12, centered on live music and other
performances just for kids; $5 per adult,
accompanied children are free; for information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 10:30am Sat Sep 20.
Black Hawk College Community String
Orchestra Children’s Concert, a family
performance for all ages featuring “The Carnival
of Animals”by Charles Camille Saint-Saens,
arranged for strings and piano, and featuring
music from Walt Disney Pictures’“Pirates of the
Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,”and other exciting
pieces; come as you are or dress as your favorite
zoo animal or pirate; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Sep
20.
Muchkin Music Mania, a special storytime
dedicated completely to music; sing, dance, and
get your wiggles out with all kinds of music and
instruments you can play; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Sat
Oct 4.
Kidz Days at the RME, an educational
program geared for children pre-school to
age 12, centered on live music and other
performances just for kids; $5 per adult,
accompanied children are free; for information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 10:30am Sat Oct 18.
Kidz Days at the RME, an educational
program geared for children pre-school to
age 12, centered on live music and other
performances just for kids; $5 per adult,
accompanied children are free; for information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 10:30am Sat Nov 15.
STORIES
September
Great Endings Poetry Contest, write a
poem, not more than one page long, using
somewhere in the poem the last line from
a banned book.; the poet must live within a
50-mile radius of the Quad-Cities; $50 prizes
in Youth and Adult categories; include name,
contact information, level, and where the “great
ending”you used came from; entries must
be received at the Bettendorf Public Library
in person, by mail (Bettendorf Public Library,
Attn: Hedy Hustedde, 2950 Learning Campus
Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722) postmarked no
later than September 5, or e-mail hhustedde@
bettendorf.org with “Great Endings Poetry”in
the subject line; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
Thu Sep 4 and Fri Sep 5.
Preschool Story Time, on Thursdays; stories
and hands-on activities for ages 3-5; free; for
information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 10am Thu Sep 4 thru Thu Sep 25.
Reading Assistance Dogs, children practice
their skills be reading aloud to dogs from Quad
City Canines; free; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
6pm Thu Sep 4.
Storm the Castle, read new books, give your
comments, and have them shared on a national
list; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu
Sep 4.
Toddler Story Time, on Thursdays; activities,
stories, and social interaction for ages 18-36
months; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Sep 4 thru
Thu Sep 25.
Preschool Storytime, on Thursdays; stories,
songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages
3-5; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10am Thu Sep 4 thru Thu Sep 25.
Children’s Morning Storytimes, on Fridays;
stories, songs and crafts around a theme for ages
0-5; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
ARTS & CRAFTS
September
Book Character Crafts, an evening of craft
fun based on children’s books “Amelia Bedelia”
by Peggy Parish and “The Rainbow Fish”by
Marcus Pfister; free; for information, call 563-285-
4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge,
IA, ScottCountyLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Sep 4.
DIY Drive-in, we’ll provide the materials for
you to build and decorate your own cardboard
car, bus, truck, carriage, tank, whatever you think
up; we’ll provide cookies, popcorn, lemonade,
and the movie “Cars”for you to watch when
you’re finished; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Sep 6.
EcoCraft, on Mondays; mix science and art
in this creative program for grade-schoolers;
find your artistic side using recycled, organic, or
biodegradable materials; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Mon
Sep 8 thru Mon Sep 29.
Comics Art Lab, ages 7 and older make
their own comic art; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue
Sep 9.
EcoCraft, on Tuesdays; mix science and art
in this creative program for grade-schoolers;
find your artistic side using recycled, organic, or
biodegradable materials; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Sep 9 thru Tue
Sep 30.
Make and Take Drop-in Craft Days, on
Wednesdays, for ages 6-12; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Sep 10 thru
Wed Sep 24.
Random Fandom, cool arts and crafts for
fans of “Doctor Who,”“Sherlock,”“Supernatural,”
“The Hunger Games,”and more; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Mon Sep 29.
October
EcoCraft, on Mondays; mix science and art
in this creative program for grade-schoolers;
find your artistic side using recycled, organic, or
biodegradable materials; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Mon
Oct 6 thru Mon Oct 27.
EcoCraft, on Tuesdays; mix science and art
in this creative program for grade-schoolers;
find your artistic side using recycled, organic, or
biodegradable materials; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Oct 7 thru Tue
Oct 28.
Make and Take Drop-in Craft Days, for ages
6-12; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
4pm Wed Oct 8.
Comics Art Lab, ages 7 and older make
their own comic art; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue
Oct 21.
Random Fandom, cool arts and crafts for
fans of “Doctor Who,”“Sherlock,”“Supernatural,”
“The Hunger Games,”and more; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Mon Oct 27.
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
Fri Sep 5.
Preschool Story Time, on Fridays; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Fri Sep 5 thru Fri Sep 26.
Preschool Story Time, on Fridays; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Sep 5 thru Fri
Sep 26.
Baby Bounce, rhymes, songs, and activities
for ages 0-18 months; bring along a towel or
receiving blanket; free; for information, call 309-
524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 9:30am Fri Sep 5.
Morning Story Time, on Tuesdays and
Fridays; event includes stories, songs, activities,
and a craft to take home; free; for information,
call 563-285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th
Ave., Eldridge, IA, ScottCountyLibrary.org, 10am
Fri Sep 5 thru Tue Sep 30.
Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; stories,
songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages
3-5; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
6:30pm Mon Sep 8 thru Mon Sep 29.
Baby Bounce, rhymes, songs, and activities
for ages 0-18 months; bring along a towel or
receiving blanket; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon
Sep 8.
iTots Storytime, on Mondays for ages 0-5;
we’ll be telling all the great stories and singing
all the great songs, with the help of some cutting
edge technology; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 1pm Mon Sep 8 thru Mon Sep 29.
Evening Storytimes, for ages 0-5; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon
Sep 8.
Baby Story Time, on Mondays, for ages 0-18
months; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am
Mon Sep 8 thru Mon Sep 29.
Tales for Tots, ages 0-3 and an adult caregiver
hear stories, move to music, recite action poems,
and learn fingerplays; free; for information,
call 563-344-5704, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Mon Sep 8.
Preschool Storytime, on Tuesdays; stories,
songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages
3-5; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10am Tue Sep 9 thru Tue Sep 30.
Read Aloud Book Club, stories, craft,
activities, and more for grades K-3; free; for
information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 4pm Tue Sep 9.
iTots Storytime, on Tuesdays for ages 0-5;
we’ll be telling all the great stories and singing
all the great songs, with the help of some cutting
edge technology; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Sep 9 thru
Tue Sep 30.
Baby Story Time, on Tuesdays, for ages
0-18 months; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Sep 9 thru
Tue Sep 30.
Children’s Morning Storytimes, stories,
songs and crafts around a theme for ages 0-5;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059
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30th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Tue Sep 9.
Tales for Tots, ages 0-3 and an adult caregiver
hear stories, move to music, recite action poems,
and learn fingerplays; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed Sep 10.
Preschool Storytime, on Wednesdays;
stories, songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes
for ages 3-5; free; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10am Wed Sep 10 thru Wed Sep 24.
Baby Builders Storytime, on Wednesdays;
ages 0-5 enjoy stories, songs, and intentional
play with blocks, Duplos and more! free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Wed Sep 10 thru
Wed Sep 24.
Lego Club, on Wednesdays; grade-schoolers
test their skills of building and design; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 4pm Wed Sep 10 thru Wed Sep 24.
Children’s Morning Storytimes, stories,
songs and crafts around a theme for ages
0-5; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Sep 10.
Toddler Story Time, on Wednesdays;
activities, stories, and social interaction for
ages 18-36 months; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Wed Sep 10 thru Wed Sep 24.
Lapsit Storytime, on Thursdays; bounces,
fingerplays, rhymes, and rhythm will engage you
and your baby in the earliest literacy activities;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm
Thu Sep 11 thru Thu Sep 25.
Readers Circle, on Thursdays for grades
K-3; this cross between a storytime and a book
club keeps the reading fun while helping to
improve reading skills; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 4pm Thu Sep 11 thru Thu Sep 25.
Story Hop Storytime, on Thursdays; using
yoga, dancing, and more, ages 0-5 join in on our
stories and songs; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Sep 11 thru
Thu Sep 25.
Storycrafters Story Time, on Fridays for
ages 0-5; make stories and songs come alive by
creating your own crafts and works of art; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Fri Sep 12 thru Fri Sep 26.
Children’s Morning Storytimes, stories,
songs and crafts around a theme for ages 0-5;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
Fri Sep 12.
Baseball Storytime, featuring a visit by
the River Bandits’ mascot Rascal; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 11am Sat Sep
13.
Pajama Story Time, ages 4-8 wear their
pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animals
to hear new stories; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 7pm Mon
Sep 22.
Tales for Tots, ages 0-3 and an adult caregiver
hear stories, move to music, recite action poems,
and learn fingerplays; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed Sep 24.
Nightfall Story Time, for ages 0-6 and their
caregivers; free; for information, call 563-285-
4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge,
IA, ScottCountyLibrary.org, 6:30pm Thu Sep 25.
Evening Storytimes, for ages 0-5; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Sep 29.
Children’s Morning Storytimes, stories,
songs and crafts around a theme for ages 0-5;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059
30th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Tue Sep 30.
October
Preschool Storytime, on Wednesdays;
stories, songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes
for ages 3-5; free; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10am Wed Oct 1 thru Wed Oct 29.
Toddler Story Time, on Wednesdays;
activities, stories, and social interaction for
ages 18-36 months; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Wed Oct 1 thru Wed Oct 29.
Baby Builders Storytime, on Wednesdays;
ages 0-5 enjoy stories, songs, and intentional
play with blocks, Duplos and more! free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Wed Oct 1 thru
Wed Oct 29.
Lego Club, on Wednesdays; grade-schoolers
test their skills of building and design; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 4pm Wed Oct 1 thru Wed Oct 29.
Children’s Morning Storytimes, on
Wednesdays; stories, songs and crafts around
a theme for ages 0-5; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library -
Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed
Oct 1 thru Wed Oct 29.
Lapsit Storytime, on Thursdays; bounces,
fingerplays, rhymes, and rhythm will engage you
and your baby in the earliest literacy activities;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
6:30pmThu Oct 2 and Thu Oct 9.
Preschool Storytime, on Thursdays; stories,
songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages
3-5; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10am Thu Oct 2thru Thu Oct 30.
Reading Assistance Dogs, children practice
their skills be reading aloud to dogs from Quad
City Canines; free; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
6pm Thu Oct 2.
Storm the Castle, read new books, give your
comments, and have them shared on a national
list; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu
Oct 2.
Toddler Story Time, on Thursdays; activities,
stories, and social interaction for ages 18-36
months; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Oct 2 thru
Thu Oct 30.
Readers Circle, on Thursdays for grades
K-3; this cross between a storytime and a book
club keeps the reading fun while helping to
improve reading skills; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 4pm Thu Oct 2 thru Thu Oct 30.
Story Hop Storytime, on Thursdays; using
yoga, dancing, and more, ages 0-5 join in on our
stories and songs; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Oct 2 thru
Thu Oct 30.
Storycrafters Story Time, on Fridays for
ages 0-5; make stories and songs come alive by
creating your own crafts and works of art; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Fri Oct 3 thru Fri Oct 31.
Children’s Morning Storytimes, stories,
songs and crafts around a theme for ages 0-5;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
Fri Oct 3.
Preschool Story Time, on Fridays; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Fri Oct 3 thru Fri Oct 31.
Preschool Story Time, on Fridays; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Oct 3 thru Fri
Oct 31.
Baby Bounce, rhymes, songs, and activities
for ages 0-18 months; bring along a towel or
receiving blanket; free; for information, call 309-
524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 9:30am Fri Oct 3.
Morning Story Time, on Tuesdays and
Fridays; event includes stories, songs, activities,
and a craft to take home; free; for information,
call 563-285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th
Ave., Eldridge, IA, ScottCountyLibrary.org, 10am
Fri Oct 3 thru Fri Oct 31.
Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; stories,
songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages
3-5; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
6:30pm Mon Oct 6 thru Oct 27.
iTots Storytime, on Mondays for ages 0-5;
we’ll be telling all the great stories and singing
all the great songs, with the help of some cutting
edge technology; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 1pm Mon Oct 6 thru Mon Oct 27.
Evening Storytimes, for ages 0-5; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon
Oct 6.
Baby Story Time, on Mondays, for ages 0-18
months; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am
Mon Oct 6 thru Mon Oct 27.
Evening Storytime with Duffy DeFrance,
featuring stories from around the world, songs,
and special activities; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Oct 6.
Wee Wigglers, on Mondays; stories and
hands-on activities for ages 18-36 months with
an adult; free; for information, call 309-524-2480,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 9:30am Mon Oct 6 thru Oct
27.
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October
Bookworms Tween Book Club, grades 3-5
enjoy a book discussion, fun activities and crafts,
book recommendations, and snacks; free; for
information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 4pm Tue Oct 7.
Preschool Storytime, on Tuesdays; stories,
songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages
3-5; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10am Tue Oct 7 thru Tue Oct 28.
iTots Storytime, on Tuesdays for ages 0-5;
we’ll be telling all the great stories and singing
all the great songs, with the help of some cutting
edge technology; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Oct 7 thru
Tue Oct 28.
Baby Story Time, on Tuesdays, for ages
0-18 months; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Oct 7 thru
Tue Oct 28.
Children’s Morning Storytimes, on
Tuesdays; stories, songs and crafts around a
theme for ages 0-5; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library -
30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Oct 7 thru
Tue Oct 28.
Tales for Tots, ages 0-3 and an adult caregiver
hear stories, move to music, recite action poems,
and learn fingerplays; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed Oct 8.
Children’s Morning Storytimes, stories,
songs and crafts around a theme for ages 0-5;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
Fri Oct 10.
Baby Bounce, rhymes, songs, and activities
for ages 0-18 months; bring along a towel or
receiving blanket; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 9:30am Mon
Oct 13.
Tales for Tots, ages 0-3 and an adult caregiver
hear stories, move to music, recite action poems,
and learn fingerplays; free; for information,
call 563-344-5704, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Mon Oct 13.
Read Aloud Book Club, stories, craft,
activities, and more for grades K-3; free; for
information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 4pm Tue Oct 14.
Baby Sign Storytime, on Thursdays; stories,
fingerplays, music, and an introduction to
baby sign language; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Thu Oct 16 thru Thu Oct 30.
Evening Storytimes, for ages 0-5; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Oct 20.
Tales for Tots, ages 0-3 and an adult caregiver
hear stories, move to music, recite action poems,
and learn fingerplays; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed Oct 22.
Nightfall Story Time, for ages 0-6 and their
caregivers; free; for information, call 563-285-
4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge,
IA, ScottCountyLibrary.org, 6:30pm Thu Oct 23.
Pajama Story Time, ages 4-8 wear their
pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animals
to hear new stories; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Oct
27.
Children’s Morning Storytimes, stories,
songs and crafts around a theme for ages 0-5;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
Fri Oct 31.
November & December
iTots Storytime, on Mondays for ages 0-5;
we’ll be telling all the great stories and singing
all the great songs, with the help of some cutting
edge technology; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 1pm Mon Nov 3 thru Mon Nov 17.
Evening Storytimes, for ages 0-5; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon
Nov 3.
Baby Story Time, on Mondays, for ages 0-18
months; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am
Mon Nov 3 thru Mon Dec 8.
Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; stories,
songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages
3-5; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
6:30pm Mon Nov 3 thru Mon Dec 8.
Preschool Storytime, on Tuesdays; stories,
songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages
3-5; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10am Tue Nov 4 thru Tue Nov 25.
Morning Story Time, on Tuesdays and
Fridays; event includes stories, songs, activities,
and a craft to take home; free; for information,
call 563-285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th
Ave., Eldridge, IA, ScottCountyLibrary.org, 10am
Tue Nov 4 thru Tue Dec 9.
iTots Storytime, on Tuesdays for ages 0-5;
we’ll be telling all the great stories and singing
all the great songs, with the help of some cutting
edge technology; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Nov 4 thru
Tue Nov 18.
Baby Story Time, on Tuesdays, for ages
0-18 months; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Nov 4 thru
Tue Dec 9.
Bookworms Tween Book Club, grades 3-5
enjoy a book discussion, fun activities and crafts,
book recommendations, and snacks; free; for
information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 4pm Tue Nov 4.
Children’s Morning Storytimes, on
Tuesdays; stories, songs and crafts around a
theme for ages 0-5; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library -
30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Nov 4 thru
Tue Dec 9.
Baby Builders Storytime, on Wednesdays;
ages 0-5 enjoy stories, songs, and intentional
play with blocks, Duplos and more! free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Wed Nov 5 thru
Wed Nov 19.
Lego Club, on Wednesdays; grade-schoolers
test their skills of building and design; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 4pm Wed Nov 5 thru Wed Nov 19.
Toddler Story Time, on Wednesdays;
activities, stories, and social interaction for
ages 18-36 months; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Wed Nov 5 thru Wed Dec 10.
Children’s Morning Storytimes, on
Wednesdays; stories, songs and crafts around
a theme for ages 0-5; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library -
Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed
Nov 5 thru Wed Dec 10.
Preschool Storytime, on Wednesdays;
stories, songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes
for ages 3-5; free; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10am Wed Nov 5 thru Wed Nov 26.
Reading Assistance Dogs, children practice
their skills be reading aloud to dogs from Quad
City Canines; free; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
6pm Thu Nov 6.
Baby Sign Storytime, on Thursdays; stories,
fingerplays, music, and an introduction to
baby sign language; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Thu Nov 6 thru Thu Nov 20.
Readers Circle, on Thursdays for grades
K-3; this cross between a storytime and a book
club keeps the reading fun while helping to
improve reading skills; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 4pm Thu Nov 6 thru Thu Nov 20.
Story Hop Storytime, on Thursdays; using
yoga, dancing, and more, ages 0-5 join in on our
stories and songs; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Nov 6 thru
Thu Nov 20.
Storm the Castle, read new books, give your
comments, and have them shared on a national
list; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu
Nov 6.
Toddler Story Time, on Thursdays; activities,
stories, and social interaction for ages 18-36
months; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Nov 6 thru
Thu Dec 4.
Preschool Storytime, on Thursdays; stories,
songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages
3-5; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10am Thu Nov 6 thru Thu Nov 27.
Storycrafters Story Time, on Fridays for
ages 0-5; make stories and songs come alive by
creating your own crafts and works of art; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Fri Nov 7 thru Fri Nov 21.
Children’s Morning Storytimes, on Fridays;
stories, songs and crafts around a theme for ages
0-5; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
Fri Nov 7 thru Fri Dec 5.
Preschool Story Time, on Fridays; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Fri Nov 7 thru Fri Dec 5.
Preschool Story Time, on Fridays; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Nov 7 thru Fri
Dec 5.
Baby Bounce, rhymes, songs, and activities
for ages 0-18 months; bring along a towel or
receiving blanket; free; for information, call 309-
524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 9:30am Fri Nov 7.
Baby Bounce, rhymes, songs, and activities
for ages 0-18 months; bring along a towel or
receiving blanket; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon
Nov 10.
Tales for Tots, ages 0-3 and an adult caregiver
hear stories, move to music, recite action poems,
and learn fingerplays; free; for information,
call 563-344-5704, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Mon Nov 10.
Tales for Tots, ages 0-3 and an adult caregiver
hear stories, move to music, recite action poems,
and learn fingerplays; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed Nov 12.
Evening Storytimes, for ages 0-5; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Nov 17.
Pajama Story Time, ages 4-8 wear their
pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animals
to hear new stories; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 7pm Mon
Nov 24.
Tales for Tots, ages 0-3 and an adult caregiver
hear stories, move to music, recite action poems,
and learn fingerplays; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed Nov 26.
Nightfall Story Time, for ages 0-6 and their
caregivers; free; for information, call 563-285-
4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge,
IA, ScottCountyLibrary.org, 6:30pm Thu Nov 27.
Evening Storytimes, for ages 0-5; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon
Dec 1.
Bookworms Tween Book Club, grades 3-5
enjoy a book discussion, fun activities and crafts,
book recommendations, and snacks; free; for
information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 4pm Tue Dec 2.
Reading Assistance Dogs, children practice
their skills be reading aloud to dogs from Quad
City Canines; free; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
6pm Thu Dec 4.
Storm the Castle, read new books, give your
comments, and have them shared on a national
list; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu
Dec 4.
Baby Bounce, rhymes, songs, and activities
for ages 0-18 months; bring along a towel or
receiving blanket; free; for information, call 309-
524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 9:30am Fri Dec 5.
Baby Bounce, rhymes, songs, and activities
for ages 0-18 months; bring along a towel or
receiving blanket; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon
Dec 8.
Tales for Tots, ages 0-3 and an adult caregiver
hear stories, move to music, recite action poems,
and learn fingerplays; free; for information,
call 563-344-5704, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
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BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Mon Dec 8.
Tales for Tots, ages 0-3 and an adult caregiver
hear stories, move to music, recite action poems,
and learn fingerplays; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed Dec 10.
LIBRARY EVENTS
September
Troy Roark Presents The Wet and Wild
Water Adventure, designed for preschool ages,
families, and day-cares; bring a swimsuit and
towels, and enjoy a water-park-style game show
adventure; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm Fri Sep 5.
Friday Free-For-All, on Fridays; video games
on the big screen, board games, online gaming,
and snacks; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Fri Sep 5 thru Fri
Sep 26.
Role Playing Group, on Saturdays; group
comprised mostly of teens plays games such
as Dungeons and Dragons or BattleTech;
participants are invited to join a game already in
progress, or bring your own group to join; free;
for information, call 563-344-4188, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Sat
Sep 6 thru Sat Sep 27.
Teen Iron Chef, experiment with simple
cooking techniques and different ingredients
as you build cooperation and creativity; test
your culinary skills and win great prizes; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Sep
8.
The Order of the Otaku Knights, on
Mondays; for teens who love to read, watch, and
discuss anime and manga, and do anime-related
crafts; free; for information, call 563-344-4188,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
3:30pm Mon Sep 8 thru Mon Sep 29.
Early Release Extravaganza, with space in
the Quad dedicated to board and card games,
videos, and movies; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Sep 10.
Library Laboratory, hands-on experiments
and demonstrations for grades 3-6; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Wed
Sep 10.
Exploratorium, on Wednesdays; after-school
program; drop in for a different type of activity
each week; explore, discover, and have fun; free;
for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 2pm Wed Sep 10 thru Wed Sep 24.
Lego Block Club, for grades pre-K-6; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Sep
10.
Get Your Game On, on Wednesdays; we have
PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and WiiU for you to try,
along with laptops for online gaming; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Sep 10
thru Wed Sep 24.
Teen Volunteer Council, monthly meeting
to talk about library events for teens and hear
your ideas about what you’d like to see the
library doing; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Sep 11.
Pathfinder: Perilous Passages, for teens;
play the game in which you become your own
character and create your own destiny; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Sat
Sep 13.
Teen Lego Challenge, each challenge will
come with a mission or theme you need to finish
in only 60 minutes; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Sep 13.
Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience,
on Saturdays for preschool-age children; the
rotating program may include components
of traditional storytimes, active movement,
rhythm with music, and simple crafts; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Sat
Sep 13 thru Sat Sep 27.
Le’go My Legos, on Saturdays; free building
with Lego blocks; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
11am Sat Sep 13 thru Sat Sep 27.
Teen Advisory Board, ages 12-18 share
thoughts on events they’d like to have at the
library; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
4pm Mon Sep 15.
Teen Anime Club, for everybody who loves
manga, Japanese culture, and drawing; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Tue Sep 16.
Teen Volunteer Council, monthly meeting to
talk about library events for teens and hear your
ideas about what you’d like to see the library
doing; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue
Sep 16.
Duplo Club, for grades pre-K thru
kindergarten; children can build a special
creation with a large assortment of Duplo
blocks; free; for information, call 563-285-4794,
Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge, IA,
ScottCountyLibrary.org, 10am Wed Sep 17.
Lego Block Club, for grades pre-K-6;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Sep 17.
Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays;
teens compete against other card collectors;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
3:30pm Wed Sep 17 and Wed Sep 24.
Teen Maze Runner Party, a scavenger hunt,
prizes, and snacks to celebrate the release of
the new movie, based on the book; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Sep
18.
Building with Books Lego Club, ages 4-12
build with Lego blocks and listen to stories; free;
for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Thu Sep 18.
Lego @ the Library Club, for grades 1-6;
each session will introduce a topic with some
of the great items that you can check out at the
Library, then participants will be challenged
to build something that supports the month’s
theme; free; for information, call 563-285-4794,
Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge, IA,
ScottCountyLibrary.org, 4:30pm Thu Sep 18.
Cowpoke Jamboree, Grab your ten-gallon
hat and saddle up for a great afternoon in the
Wild West; we’ll be panning for gold, enjoy
lassoing, games, line dancing, crafts, and more;
with a special guest appearance by Buffalo Bill
Cody and his wife; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 1pm Sat Sep 20.
TAK: Teen Action Kommittee, seeking
dedicated teens with opinions about the
status quo; free; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, 7pm Mon Sep 22.
Early Release Extravaganza, with space in
the Quad dedicated to board and card games,
videos, and movies; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Sep 24.
Library Laboratory, hands-on experiments
and demonstrations for grades 3-6; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Wed
Sep 24.
Pathfinder: Perilous Passages, for teens;
play the game in which you become your own
character and create your own destiny; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Sat
Sep 27.
Teen Make Your Own Graphic Novel, learn
the basics of making your own illustrated novel;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Sat
Sep 27.
October
Lego Block Club, for grades pre-K-6; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Oct 1.
Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays;
teens compete against other card collectors;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
3:30pm Wed Oct 1 thru Wed Oct 29.
Exploratorium, on Wednesdays; after-school
program; drop in for a different type of activity
each week; explore, discover, and have fun; free;
for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 2pm Wed Oct 1 thru Wed Oct 29.
Get Your Game On, on Wednesdays; we have
PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and WiiU for you to try,
along with laptops for online gaming; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Oct 1 thru
Wed Oct 29.
Friday Free-For-All, on Fridays; video games
on the big screen, board games, online gaming,
and snacks; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Fri Oct 3 thru Fri
Oct 31.
Role Playing Group, on Saturdays; group
comprised mostly of teens plays games such
as Dungeons and Dragons or BattleTech;
participants are invited to join a game already in
progress, or bring your own group to join; free;
for information, call 563-344-4188, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Sat
Oct 4 thru Sat Oct 25.
Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience,
on Saturdays for preschool-age children; the
rotating program may include components
of traditional storytimes, active movement,
rhythm with music, and simple crafts; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Sat
Oct 4 thru Sat Oct 25.
Le’go My Legos, on Saturdays; free building
with Lego blocks; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
11am Sat Oct 4 thru Sat Oct 25.
The Order of the Otaku Knights, on
Mondays; for teens who love to read, watch, and
discuss anime and manga, and do anime-related
crafts; free; for information, call 563-344-4188,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
3:30pm Mon Oct 6 thru Mon Oct 27.
Teen Anime Club, for everybody who loves
manga, Japanese culture, and drawing; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Tue Oct 7.
Lego Block Club, for grades pre-K-6; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Oct 8.
Teen Volunteer Council, monthly meeting
to talk about library events for teens and hear
your ideas about what you’d like to see the
library doing; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Oct 9.
Teen Creation Station, use your science and
engineering skills to build simple gadgets with
robotics kits; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 6pm Thu Oct 9.
Early Release Extravaganza, with space in
the Quad dedicated to board and card games,
videos, and movies; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Fri Oct 10.
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Teen Lego Challenge , each challenge will
come with a mission or theme you need to
finish in only 60 minutes; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat
Oct 11.
Curiousity George Party , free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 11am Sat
Oct 11.
Teen Iron Chef, experiment with simple
cooking techniques and different ingredients
as you build cooperation and creativity; test
your culinary skills and win great prizes; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Oct
13.
Teen Volunteer Council, monthly meeting
to talk about library events for teens and hear
your ideas about what you’d like to see the
library doing; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 4pm Tue Oct 14.
Duplo Club, for grades pre-K thru
kindergarten; children can build a special
creation with a large assortment of Duplo
blocks; free; for information, call 563-285-4794,
Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge, IA,
ScottCountyLibrary.org, 10am Wed Oct 15.
Building with Books Lego Club, ages 4-12
build with Lego blocks and listen to stories;
free; for information, call 309-524-2480,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Oct 16.
Lego @ the Library Club, for grades 1-6;
each session will introduce a topic with some
of the great items that you can check out at the
Library, then participants will be challenged
to build something that supports the month’s
theme; free; for information, call 563-285-4794,
Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge, IA,
ScottCountyLibrary.org, 4:30pm Thu Oct 16.
Freaky Food Challenge, teens find out
if they can push a caramel across the floor
with their noses, or eat a donut hanging from
a string without using their hands; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Oct 18.
Teen Advisory Board, ages 12-18 share
thoughts on events they’d like to have at the
library; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
4pm Mon Oct 20.
Teen Anime Club, for everybody who loves
manga, Japanese culture, and drawing; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Tue Oct 21.
Lego Block Club, for grades pre-K-6;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Oct 22.
Early Release Extravaganza, with space in
the Quad dedicated to board and card games,
videos, and movies; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Oct 22.
Library Laboratory, hands-on experiments
and demonstrations for grades 3-6; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm
Wed Oct 22.
Teen Gaming Night, enjoy Xbox 360, Wii,
board games, and snacks; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Oct 23.
Pumpkin Party, enjoy games, crafts and
snacks at this one of a kind pumpkin celebration;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri
Oct 24.
Happy Birthday, Juliette Gordon Low, a
birthday party for the founder of the Girl Scouts,
with crafts and activities; recommended for girls
in grades K-5; free; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10am Sat Oct 25.
Happy Birthday, Juliette!, register by Oct. 16;
sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and
Western Illinois; a birthday party for the founder
of the Girl Scouts, with crafts and activities;
free; for information, contact Emily Droessler at
EmilyD@GirlScoutsToday.org, Eldridge Library,
200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge, IA, GirlScoutsToday.org,
1pm Sat Oct 25.
Happy Birthday, Juliette!, register by Oct. 16;
sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and
Western Illinois; a birthday party for the founder
of the Girl Scouts, with crafts and activities;
free; for information, contact Emily Droessler
at EmilyD@GirlScoutsToday.org, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, GirlScoutsToday.
org, 1pm Sat Oct 25.
Teen Halloween Party, celebrate with a
movie, snacks, and candy; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Oct 28.
Preschool Halloween Party, Halloween
related stories, hands-on activities and treats for
ages 3-5; free; for information, call 309-524-2480,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 10am Thu Oct 30.
November & December
Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience,
on Saturdays for preschool-age children; the
rotating program may include components
of traditional storytimes, active movement,
rhythm with music, and simple crafts; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Sat
Nov 1 thru Sat Dec 6.
Le’go My Legos, on Saturdays; free building
with Lego blocks; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
11am Sat Nov 1 thru at Dec 6.
Role Playing Group, on Saturdays; group
comprised mostly of teens plays games such
as Dungeons and Dragons or BattleTech;
participants are invited to join a game already in
progress, or bring your own group to join; free;
for information, call 563-344-4188, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Sat
Nov 1 thru Sat Dec 6.
The Order of the Otaku Knights, on
Mondays; for teens who love to read, watch, and
discuss anime and manga, and do anime-related
crafts; free; for information, call 563-344-4188,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
3:30pm Mon Nov 3 thru Mon Dec 8.
Teen Anime Club, for everybody who loves
manga, Japanese culture, and drawing; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Tue Nov 4.
Lego Block Club, for grades pre-K-6; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Nov
5.
Exploratorium, on Wednesdays; after-school
program; drop in for a different type of activity
each week; explore, discover, and have fun; free;
for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 2pm Wed Nov 5 thru Wed Dec 10.
Get Your Game On, on Wednesdays; we have
PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and WiiU for you to try,
along with laptops for online gaming; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Nov 5 thru
Wed Dec 10.
Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays;
teens compete against other card collectors;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
3:30pm Wed Nov 5 thru Wed Nov 19.
Friday Free-For-All, on Fridays; video games
on the big screen, board games, online gaming,
and snacks; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Fri Nov 7 thru Fri
Nov 28.
Teen Lego Challenge , each challenge will
come with a mission or theme you need to finish
in only 60 minutes; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Nov 8.
Happy Birthday, Juliette! , register by Oct.
23; sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern
Iowa and Western Illinois; a birthday party for
the founder of the Girl Scouts, with crafts and
activities; free; for information, contact Emily
Droessler at EmilyD@GirlScoutsToday.org, Silvis
Public Library, 1st Ave and 8th St, Silvis, IL,
GirlScoutsToday.org, 1pm Sat Nov 8.
Happy Birthday, Juliette! , register by Oct.
30; sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern
Iowa and Western Illinois; a birthday party for
the founder of the Girl Scouts, with crafts and
activities; free; for information, contact Emily
Droessler at EmilyD@GirlScoutsToday.org, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, GirlScoutsToday.org, 10am Sat
Nov 8.
Teen Iron Chef, experiment with simple
cooking techniques and different ingredients
as you build cooperation and creativity; test
your culinary skills and win great prizes; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Nov
10.
Teen Volunteer Council, monthly meeting to
talk about library events for teens and hear your
ideas about what you’d like to see the library
doing; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue
Nov 11.
Lego Block Club, for grades pre-K-6; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Nov
12.
Early Release Extravaganza, with space in
the Quad dedicated to board and card games,
videos, and movies; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Nov 12.
Library Laboratory, hands-on experiments
and demonstrations for grades 3-6; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Wed
Nov 12.
Teen Volunteer Council, monthly meeting
to talk about library events for teens and hear
your ideas about what you’d like to see the
library doing; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Nov 13.
Arthur Party, a celebration of the books
books by Marc Brown; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library -
Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 11am Sat Nov
15.
Teen Advisory Board, ages 12-18 share
thoughts on events they’d like to have at the
library; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
4pm Mon Nov 17.
Teen Anime Club, for everybody who loves
manga, Japanese culture, and drawing; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Tue Nov 18.
Duplo Club, for grades pre-K thru
kindergarten; children can build a special
creation with a large assortment of Duplo
blocks; free; for information, call 563-285-4794,
Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge, IA,
ScottCountyLibrary.org, 10am Wed Nov 19.
Lego Block Club, for grades pre-K-6;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Nov 19.
Teen Hunger Games Mockingjay Party,
celebrate the release of the film with a movie,
the scavenger hunt, snacks, and prizes; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu
Nov 20.
Building with Books Lego Club, ages 4-12
build with Lego blocks and listen to stories; free;
for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Thu Nov 20.
Lego @ the Library Club, for grades 1-6;
each session will introduce a topic with some
of the great items that you can check out at the
Library, then participants will be challenged
to build something that supports the month’s
theme; free; for information, call 563-285-4794,
Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge, IA,
ScottCountyLibrary.org, 4:30pm Thu Nov 20.
Survivor Games, day-long activities in
conjunction with the release of “The Hunger
Games: Mockingjay, Part I”; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Sat Nov 22.
Teen Anime Club, for everybody who loves
manga, Japanese culture, and drawing; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Tue Dec 2.
Teen Gaming Night, enjoy Xbox 360, Wii,
board games, and snacks; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Dec 2.
Lego Block Club, for grades pre-K-6; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Dec
3.
Teen Iron Chef, experiment with simple
cooking techniques and different ingredients
as you build cooperation and creativity; test
your culinary skills and win great prizes; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Dec
8.
Library Laboratory, hands-on experiments
and demonstrations for grades 3-6; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Wed
Dec 10.
Early Release Extravaganza, with space in
the Quad dedicated to board and card games,
videos, and movies; free; for information,
LIBRARY EVENTS
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call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Dec 10.
Lego Block Club, for grades pre-K-6; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Dec
10.
THEATRE
PERFORMANCES
Cinderella, on Saturdays; fairytale musical
with book and lyrics by Jim Eiler, and music
by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy; $8.50-9; for
tickets and information, call 319-622-6262, Old
Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA,
OldCreamery.com, 1pm Sat Sep 20 thru Sat
Oct 4.
Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival, all-
new stage show with classic Disney characters
and the stars of ‘The Little Mermaid,”“Aladdin,”
and “Toy Story”; at 4 & 7pm; $21.60-66.95; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, Fri Oct
10.
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, stage
version of the Brothers Grimm story with
a new adaptation by Daniel DP Sheridan;
Sat. 3 & 7pm, Sun. 3pm; $5-7 at the door; for
information, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Sat Oct 18 thru
Sun Oct 26.
Disney Jr. Live! Pirate & Princess
Adventure, all-new stage adventure featuring
favorite Disney characters; at 11am and 2 & 5pm;
$23-68; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Sat Nov 8.
Shrek: The Musical, Tony-winning musical
comedy based on the animated smash; Fri.
& Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $20-37; for tickets
and information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre
Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
TheatreCR.org, 7:30pm Fri Nov 21 thru Sun
Nov 30.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, holiday
family comedy by Ken Ludwig; $10.50 for 10am
show-only performances, $15-20 for brunch
performances (11am brunch, noon show);
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733
extension 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828
3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, Fri Nov 28
thru Sun Dec 7.
Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman
Smells, on Saturdays; family musical adapted
by Allison Gregory from the book by Barbara
Park; $8.50-9; for tickets and information, call
319-622-6262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th
Ave., Amana, IA, OldCreamery.com, Sat Nov 29
and Sat Dec 6.
The Cat in the Hat, family musical based on
Dr. Seuss’ book, directed by Daniel Rairdin-Hale;
for tickets and information, call 563-333-6251, St.
Ambrose University Studio Theatre, Galvin Fine
Arts Center, 518 W Locust St, Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/theatre, 3pm Sat Dec 6 and Sun Dec 7.
CLASSES/AUDITIONS
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, seeking a
child actor, ages 8 - 11, for the paid role of Susan
in the holiday classic directed by Ann Nieman,
with rehearsals beginning October 23 and the
final performance on December 28; bring a
resume and non-returnable photo, prepare a
verse and chorus of a Broadway song; and be
prepared to dance and read from the script;
bring sheet music, as an accompanist will be
provided; for information, e-mail producer
Dennis Hitchcock at dpjh@circa21.com, Circa ‘21
Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 6:30pm Thu Sep 4.
Acting for Ages 7-9, Mondays thru Nov.
17; this imaginative, high-energy environment
provides basic theatre terminology,
improvisation, characterization, vocal technique,
and physical skills; $50-70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:15pm Mon
Sep 8.
Broadway for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru
Nov. 17; become a “triple threat”by learning
what it takes to dance, sing and act; $50-70; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
3:45pm Mon Sep 8.
Character Craze, Mondays thru Nov. 17;
for ages 8-11; students will look deeper into
the physical, vocal, and emotional life of a
character; $50-70; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:30pm Mon
Sep 8.
Improv for Ages 10-12, Mondays thru Nov.
17; through a collection of games and exercises,
students develop the ability to think quickly
and imaginatively; $50-70; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm Mon Sep 8.
Improv for Ages 13+, Mondays thru Nov.
17; through a collection of games and exercises,
students develop the ability to think quickly
and imaginatively; $50-70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:45pm Mon
Sep 8.
Improv for Ages 7-9, Mondays thru Nov. 17;
through a collection of games and exercises,
students develop the ability to think quickly
and imaginatively; $50-70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 3:30pm Mon
Sep 8.
Teen Acting, Tuesdays thru Nov. 18; this
class deepens the imagination and technique
of storytelling, and uses a variety of tools
to develop new skills while reinforcing
old ones; $55-75; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:45pm Mon
Sep 8.
Acting for Ages 10-12, Tuesdays thru Nov.
18; this imaginative, high-energy environment
provides basic theatre terminology,
improvisation, characterization, vocal technique,
and physical skills; $50-70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:45pm Tue
Sep 9.
Acting for Ages 5-6, Tuesdays thru Nov.
18; this imaginative, high-energy environment
provides basic theatre terminology,
improvisation, characterization, vocal technique,
and physical skills; $50-70; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm Tue Sep 9.
Acting for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays thru Nov.
18; this imaginative, high-energy environment
provides basic theatre terminology,
improvisation, characterization, vocal technique,
and physical skills; $50-70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:30pm Tue
Sep 9.
Advanced Acting for Ages 9+, Tuesdays
thru Nov. 18 thru Nov. 22; this class deepens the
imagination and technique of storytelling, and
uses a variety of tools to develop new skills while
reinforcing old ones; $55-75; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7pm Tue Sep 9.
Broadway Babies, Tuesdays thru Nov. 18;
ages 3-4 explore storytelling through song
and dance; this class develops coordination
and social skills through exercises, movement,
crafts and games; $50-70; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm Tue Sep 9.
Intermediate Acting for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays
thru Nov. 18; building on skills learned in
previous courses, physicality, characterization,
and vocalization skills are expanded; $50-70; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
5:15pm Tue Sep 9.
Acting for Ages 5-6, Wednesdays thru Nov.
19; this imaginative, high-energy environment
provides basic theatre terminology,
improvisation, characterization, vocal technique,
and physical skills; $50-70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:45pm Wed
Sep 10.
Acting for Ages 7-9, Wednesdays thru Nov.
19; this imaginative, high-energy environment
provides basic theatre terminology,
improvisation, characterization, vocal technique,
and physical skills; $50-70; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm Wed Sep 10.
Advanced Broadway for Ages 9+,
Wednesdays thru Nov. 19; students are
recommended into this course upon mastering
the skills of the Broadway class; this class will
focus on more complicated choreography
and music; $55-75; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:30pm Wed Sep
10.
Broadway for Ages 10-12, Wednesdays thru
Nov. 19; become a “triple threat”by learning
what it takes to dance, sing and act; $50-70; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
4:15pm Wed Sep 10.
Broadway for Ages 7-9, Wednesdays thru
Nov. 19; become a “triple threat”by learning
what it takes to dance, sing and act; $50-70; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
6:15pm Wed Sep 10.
Creative Theatre Fun, Wednesdays thru Nov.
19; for ages 3-4; students explore creative role-
play, mime, imaginary play, basic improvisation,
movement, crafts, and games to develop a
healthy and physical imagination; $50-70; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
6pm Wed Sep 10.
Acting for Ages 10-12, Thursdays thru Nov.
20; this imaginative, high-energy environment
provides basic theatre terminology,
improvisation, characterization, vocal technique,
and physical skills; $50-70; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7pm Thu Sep 11.
Acting for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru Nov.
20; this imaginative, high-energy environment
provides basic theatre terminology,
improvisation, characterization, vocal technique,
and physical skills; $50-70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:15pm Thu
Sep 11.
Broadway for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru
Nov. 20; become a “triple threat”by learning
what it takes to dance, sing and act; $50-70; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
5:30pm Thu Sep 11.
Creative Theatre Fun, Thursdays thru Nov.
20; for ages 3-4; students explore creative role-
play, mime, imaginary play, basic improvisation,
movement, crafts, and games to develop a
healthy and physical imagination; $50-70; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
3:45pm Thu Sep 11.
Spectrum Theatre for Ages 10-12, Thursdays
thru Nov. 20; theatre class for youths living with
autism or dealing with other challenges that
may inhibit expression or communication; with
a focus on having fun, students learn social
skills and interpreting others’ communication
based on body language, intonation, and
situational context; $50-70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:45pm Thu
Sep 11.
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Spectrum Theatre for Ages 13+, Thursdays
thru Nov. 20; theatre class for youths living with
autism or dealing with other challenges that
may inhibit expression or communication; with
a focus on having fun, students learn social
skills and interpreting others’ communication
based on body language, intonation, and
situational context; $50-70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:15pm Thu
Sep 11.
Spectrum Theatre for Ages 7-9, Thursdays
thru Nov. 20; theatre class for youths living with
autism or dealing with other challenges that
may inhibit expression or communication; with
a focus on having fun, students learn social
skills and interpreting others’ communication
based on body language, intonation, and
situational context; $50-70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm Thu Sep 11.
Acting for Ages 10-12, Saturdays thru Nov.
22; this imaginative, high-energy environment
provides basic theatre terminology,
improvisation, characterization, vocal technique,
and physical skills; $50-70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 9:30am Sat
Sep 13.
Acting for Ages 5-6, Saturdays thru Nov.
22; this imaginative, high-energy environment
provides basic theatre terminology,
improvisation, characterization, vocal technique,
and physical skills; $50-70; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 10am Sat Sep 13.
Acting for Ages 7-9, Saturdays thru Nov.
22; this imaginative, high-energy environment
provides basic theatre terminology,
improvisation, characterization, vocal technique,
and physical skills; $50-70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 11:15am Sat
Sep 13.
Broadway for Ages 7-9, Saturdays thru
Nov. 22; become a “triple threat”by learning
what it takes to dance, sing and act; $50-70; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
9:15am Sat Sep 13.
Creative Theatre Fun, Saturdays thru Nov.
22; for ages 3-4; students explore creative role-
play, mime, imaginary play, basic improvisation,
movement, crafts, and games to develop a
healthy and physical imagination; $50-70; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
9am Sat Sep 13.
Intermediate Acting for Ages 10+,
Saturdays thru Nov. 22; building on skills learned
in previous courses, physicality, characterization,
and vocalization skills are expanded; $50-70; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
10:45am Sat Sep 13.
Intermediate Acting for Ages 7-9, Saturdays
thru Nov. 22; building on skills learned in
previous courses, physicality, characterization,
and vocalization skills are expanded; $50-70; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
12pm Sat Sep 13.
Stagecraft for Ages 10+, Saturdays thru
Nov. 22; learn to program lights, design sound,
build a set, and collaborate as a designer with
a director; $55-75; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 11:30am Sat Sep
13.
DANCE
September
Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance
Classes, offering classes in Ballet Pointe,
Modern, Jazz, Tap, Conditioning, Creative
Movement, and Adult Ballet, for ages 3 to
adult; all classes taught by the company’s
professional dancers; for information and to
register, call 309-786-2677, Ballet Quad Cities
School of Dance, 617 17th St, Rock Island, IL,
balletquadcities.com, Thu Sep 4 thru Wed Dec
10.
Children’s Auditions: Ballet Quad Cities’
The Nutcracker, seeking young dancers for the
company’s annual production of Tchaikovsky’s
ballet classic, being performed in Cedar
Rapids’ Paramount Theatre Dec. 6 and 7 and
Davenport’s Adler Theatre Dec. 13 and 14; 10-
11am, ages 9 thru 11; 11-11:30am, ages 7 and
8; be prepared to learn some beginning dance
steps; studio open at 8:30am for warm-ups;
those auditioning must register in advance by
calling 309-786-3779, Ballet Quad Cities Studio,
613 17th St., Rock Island, IL, BalletQuadCities.
com, 10am Sat Sep 6.
Ballet I/II, Mondays thru Dec. 8; for ages
7+; classes provide proper training in ballet
technique, alignment and terminology,
incorporating the discipline that is an integral
part of all dance styles; $55-75; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:10pm Mon
Sep 8.
Ballet III, Mondays thru Dec. 8; for ages
10+; classes provide proper training in ballet
technique, alignment and terminology,
incorporating the discipline that is an integral
part of all dance styles; $55-75; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:15pm Mon
Sep 8.
Beginning Ballet, Mondays thru Dec. 8;
for ages 5+; classes provide proper training in
ballet technique, alignment and terminology,
incorporating the discipline that is an integral
part of all dance styles; $50-70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm Mon
Sep 8.
Budding Ballerinas, Mondays thru Dec. 8;
for ages 3+; focus is on developing core basics
and having fun; $50-70; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm Mon Sep 8.
Dance for Theatre, Mondays thru Dec. 8; for
ages 8+; students learn basic dance moves that
are used in theatre musical performances, as
well as basic tap and jazz skills that are valuable
to any stage performer; $55-75; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6pm Mon
Sep 8.
Hip Hop III, Mondays thru Dec. 8; for
ages 13+; this course uses high energy,
contemporary routines with current moves and
popular music to build precision with sharp,
dynamic movements; $55-75; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7pm Mon
Sep 8.
Lyrical I, Mondays thru Dec. 8; for ages
10+; Ballet III prerequisite; a combination
of ballet, jazz and modern dance with an
emphasis on fluidity and grace, dancers will
learn to express themselves as artists while
dancing to stories expressed in the lyrics of
contemporary music; $55-75; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:30pm Mon
Sep 8.
Hip Hop I, Tuesdays thru Dec. 9; for ages 7+;
this course uses high energy, contemporary
routines with current moves and popular
music to build precision with sharp, dynamic
movements; $55-75; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:10pm Tue Sep
9.
Hip Hop II, Tuesdays thru Dec. 9; for
ages 10+; this course uses high energy,
contemporary routines with current moves and
popular music to build precision with sharp,
dynamic movements; $55-75; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:10pm Tue
Sep 9.
Li’l Hip Hop, Tuesdays thru Dec. 9; for ages
5+; this course uses high energy, contemporary
routines with current moves and popular
music to build precision with sharp, dynamic
movements; $55-75; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:10pm Tue Sep
9.
Tumble I, Tuesdays thru Dec. 9; for ages 5+;
basic floor gymnastics and exercises to increase
flexibility, strength, and balance; $55-75; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
5pm Tue Sep 9.
Tumble II, Tuesdays thru Dec. 9; for ages 7+;
basic floor gymnastics and exercises to increase
flexibility, strength, and balance; $55-75; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
6pm Tue Sep 9.
Tumble III, Tuesdays thru Dec. 9; for ages
10+; basic floor gymnastics and exercises to
increase flexibility, strength, and balance; $55-
75; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.
com, 6:50pm Tue Sep 9.
Tumble Tots, Tuesdays thru Dec. 9; for ages
3+; basic floor gymnastics and exercises to
increase flexibility, strength, and balance; $50-
70; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.
com, 4pm Tue Sep 9.
Beginning Tap, Wednesdays thru Dec. 10;
for ages 5+; this class develops timing, rhythm,
and coordination through rhythmic sounds
and combinations; $55-75; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:30pm Wed
Sep 10.
Mainstage Dance Company, Wednesdays
thru Dec. 10; for ages 9+; by audition only;
students must be enrolled in the School of
Dance in Ballet, Jazz, or Poms for technique;
costume required for the year, with the fee not
exceeding $45; $55-75; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm Wed Sep
10.
Poms Dance Team I, Wednesdays thru Dec.
10; for ages 5+; a high-energy class focused
on areas of dance, cheer, leaps, turns, jumps
and more tricks; students learn precision
and strong arm motions while focusing on
technical dance skills of balance, strength, and
flexibility, plus routines in jazz, hip hop, kick
line, and more; $55-75; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm Wed Sep
10.
Poms Dance Team II, Wednesdays thru Dec.
10; for ages 7+; a high-energy class focused
on areas of dance, cheer, leaps, turns, jumps
and more tricks; students learn precision
and strong arm motions while focusing on
technical dance skills of balance, strength, and
flexibility, plus routines in jazz, hip hop, kick
line, and more; $55-75; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6pm Wed Sep
10.
Poms Dance Team III, Wednesdays thru
Dec. 10; for ages 10+; a high-energy class
focused on areas of dance, cheer, leaps, turns,
jumps and more tricks; students learn precision
and strong arm motions while focusing on
technical dance skills of balance, strength, and
flexibility, plus routines in jazz, hip hop, kick
line, and more; $55-75; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7pm Wed Sep
10.
Ballet I, Thursdays thru Dec. 11; for ages
5+; classes provide proper training in ballet
technique, alignment and terminology,
incorporating the discipline that is an integral
part of all dance styles; $55-75; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 11am Thu
Sep 11.
Ballet II, Thursdays thru Dec. 11; for ages
6+; classes provide proper training in ballet
technique, alignment and terminology,
incorporating the discipline that is an integral
part of all dance styles; $55-75; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 1pm Thu
Sep 11.
Ballet III, Thursdays thru Dec. 11; for ages
8+; classes provide proper training in ballet
technique, alignment and terminology,
incorporating the discipline that is an integral
part of all dance styles; $55-75; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 12pm Thu
Sep 11.
Ballet IV, Thursdays thru Dec. 11; teacher
recommendation required; classes provide
proper training in ballet technique, alignment
and terminology, incorporating the discipline
that is an integral part of all dance styles; $55-
75; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.
com, 11am Thu Sep 11.
Ballet V, Thursdays thru Dec. 11; teacher
recommendation required; classes provide
proper training in ballet technique, alignment
and terminology, incorporating the discipline
that is an integral part of all dance styles; $60-
80; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.
com, 9am Thu Sep 11.
Beginning Ballet, Thursdays thru Dec. 11;
for ages 5+; classes provide proper training in
ballet technique, alignment and terminology,
incorporating the discipline that is an integral
part of all dance styles; $50-70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:15pm Thu
THEATRE
CLASSES/AUDITIONS
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Sep 11.
Beginning Pointe, Thursdays thru Dec.
11; for ages 10+; students will focus on
strengthening, stretching, and the basics that
surround pointe; Ballet III pre-requisite; $50-70;
for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.
com, 6:10pm Thu Sep 11.
Budding Ballerinas, Thursdays thru Dec.
11; for ages 3+; focus is on developing core
basics and having fun; $50-70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:15pm Thu
Sep 11.
Tap/Jazz I/II, Thursdays thru Dec. 11; for
ages 7+; this class develops timing, rhythm,
and coordination through rhythmic sounds
and combinations; $55-75; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:40pm Thu
Sep 11.
Tap/Jazz III, Thursdays thru Dec. 11; Ballet
III pre-requisite; this class develops timing,
rhythm, and coordination through rhythmic
sounds and combinations; $55-75; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
4:10pm Thu Sep 11.
Words and Wiggles: A Preschool Dance
Party, a fun-filled morning of movement and
music; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10:30am Sat Sep 13.
Beginning Ballet, Saturdays thru Dec. 13;
for ages 5+; classes provide proper training in
ballet technique, alignment and terminology,
incorporating the discipline that is an integral
part of all dance styles; $50-70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 10:15am Sat
Sep 13.
Budding Ballerinas, Saturdays thru Dec.
13; for ages 3+; focus is on developing core
basics and having fun; $50-70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 10:30am Sat
Sep 13.
Mommy/Daddy & Me Dance, Saturdays
thru Dec. 13; for ages 18 months to 3; nursery
rhymes and lullaby music are used to get
parents and toddlers acquainted with the
dance classroom while in the comfort of each
other’s presence; $30-45; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 10am Sat Sep
13.
Words and Wiggles: A Preschool Dance
Party, a fun-filled morning of movement and
music; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10:30am Sat Oct 11.
Dance Me a Story, a children’s dance
workshop with Ballet Quad Cities featuring the
Internationally known guest artist Domingo
Rubio; an event in the Dance: A Cultural
Celebration series; free; for information, call
309-524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 3pm Wed
Oct 15.
Words and Wiggles: A Preschool Dance
Party, a fun-filled morning of movement and
music; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10:30am Sat Nov 8.
MOVIES
September & October
Pandas: The Journey Home, new National
Geographic documentary on the pandas of the
Wolong Panda Center and their reintroduction
into the wild; $8-11; for tickets and information,
call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, Thu Sep 4
thru Thu Sep 25.
Watch the Book, watch the movie version
of your favorite YA book on our big screen;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Tue
Sep 16.
Read the Movie, teens talk about
bestselling YA books and how awesome or
awful their movie adaptations were; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 4pm Thu Sep 18.
Friday Movie Fest, a free movie for all ages,
title TBA; for information, call 309-732-7360,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
1pm Fri Oct 10.
Watch the Book, watch the movie version
of your favorite YA book on our big screen;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Tue
Oct 14.
Read the Movie, teens talk about
bestselling YA books and how awesome or
awful their movie adaptations were; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 4pm Thu Oct 16.
Teen Movie, a movie based on a popular
Young Adult fiction series, and free popcorn;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm
Sat Oct 25.
November
Teen Movie, free movie and popcorn for
ages 12-18; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
3:30pm Tue Nov 11.
The Hunger Games, a screening of the 2012
hit shown in anticipation of the forthcoming
“Mockingjay”; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library -
Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 9:30am Sat Nov 15.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a
screening of the 2012 hit shown in anticipation
of the forthcoming “Mockingjay”; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm Sat Nov 15.
Watch the Book, watch the movie version
of your favorite YA book on our big screen;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Tue
Nov 18.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a
screening of the action-adventure smash in
the Tuesday Tickets series; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Nov 18.
Read the Movie, teens talk about
bestselling YA books and how awesome or
awful their movie adaptations were; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 4pm Thu Nov 20.
OTHER EVENTS
September
Nickelodeon’s Dora & Diego: Let’s
Explore!, 3,000-square-foot exhibit based on
the children’s-TV smash, geared toward ages
2-5; Mon.-Thu. 9am-8pm, Fri. and Sat. 9am-
5pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 563-344-4106,
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf, IA, FamilyMuseum.org, Thu Sep 4
thru Sun Sep 14.
Shining Stars Weekly Children’s
Ministry, on Wednesdays; ages 3-10 learn
new songs and Bible stories, enjoy puppet
skits, play games, and make crafts; 5:30pm
registration, 6pm dinner, 6:30pm program;
free; for information, call 563-324-6431,
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Davenport, 3834
Rockingham Rd, Davenport, IA, 6pm Wed Sep
10 thru Wed Sep 24.
Bumble Rumble Fun Run for Kids, two
fun runs for kids: one for ages birth through
six, a second for ages seven through 10;
everyone who registers will receive a medal;
parents are welcome to run with their children;
strollers are allowed; a post-race party will
include beverages, cookies, fruit and children’s
activities; $10-18; for information, call 563-333-
6290, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University,
518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/
homecoming, 8:45am Sat Sep 20.
Zoo Takeover, register by Sept. 18;
sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa
and Western Illinois; explore over 40 sprawling
acres, home to over 330 animals representing
more than 140 species from around the
world; $5/Scout, $20/non-Scout, $5 adult;
for information, contact Emily Droessler at
EmilyD@GirlScoutsToday.org, Niabi Zoo, 13010
Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley, IL, GirlScoutsToday.
org, 10:30am Sat Sep 27.
October
Shining Stars Weekly Children’s
Ministry, on Wednesdays; ages 3-10 learn
new songs and Bible stories, enjoy puppet
skits, play games, and make crafts; 5:30pm
registration, 6pm dinner, 6:30pm program;
free; for information, call 563-324-6431,
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Davenport, 3834
Rockingham Rd, Davenport, IA, 6pm Wed Oct
1 thru Wed Oct 29.
Augustana TEAM Camp, register by Sept.
18; sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern
Iowa and Western Illinois; for grades 2-5; girls
will spend the day with Augustana female
athletes as they learn about what being
a team is all about; girls will also test out
different sports such as basketball, volleyball,
and track and field; $7/Scout, $22/non-Scout;
for information, contact Emily Droessler at
EmilyD@GirlScoutsToday.org, Augustana
College, Rock Island, IL, GirlScoutsToday.org,
9am Sat Oct 4.
Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival, all-
new stage show with classic Disney characters
and the stars of ‘The Little Mermaid,”“Aladdin,”
and “Toy Story”; at 4 & 7pm; $21.60-66.95; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
Fri Oct 10.
16th Annual Noogiefest, 16th-annual
Halloween party for children and their families,
featuring themed rooms, games, crafts,
activities, door prizes, and more; costumes
encouraged; free; for information, contact
Anita at 563-326-7504 or anita@gildasclubqc.
org, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, 1234 E River Dr.,
Davenport, IA, GildasClubQC.org, 4pm Sat Oct
11.
Family Fall Festival, register by Sept. 25;
sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa
and Western Illinois; this open house style
event will include activities including a hay-
rack ride, a campfire with s’mores, a fall craft,
games, and more; $5; for information, contact
Emily Droessler at EmilyD@GirlScoutsToday.
org, Camp Conestoga, 4415 295th St., New
Liberty, IA, GirlScoutsToday.org, 1pm Sat Oct
11.
Miss Sunburst Model Search and Baby
Contest, in Younkers Court; winners will go
to the state finals in May to represent their
county; everyone will receive a crown and
trophy, SouthPark Mall, 4500 16th St, Moline,
IL, ShopSouthParkMall-il.com, 11am Sat Oct
11.
Goo in the Galley, register by Oct. 2;
sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa
and Western Illinois; for grades 2-3; mix it up
with everything found in a kitchen; from slime,
lava lamps and oobleck, girls will be sure to get
ooey and gooey; $10/Scout, $25/non-Scout,
$10/adult; for information, contact Emily
Droessler at EmilyD@GirlScoutsToday.org,
Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport,
IA, GirlScoutsToday.org, 6pm Fri Oct 17.
Girls on the Move, register by Oct. 2;
sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa
and Western Illinois; girls will learn to stay
strong for life as the complete the steps to earn
a healthy-living-focused badge, which they will
receive at the program; $10/Scout, $25/non-
Scout; for grades K-5; for information, contact
Emily Droessler at EmilyD@GirlScoutsToday.
org, North Family YMCA, 624 W. 53rd ST,
Davenport, IA, GirlScoutsToday.org, 1pm Sat
Oct 18.
Boo at the Zoo, businesses and non-profit
organizations participate by decorating a
designated area in a Halloween theme, staff
the booth dressed in costume, and give out
goodies to the children as they trick-or-treat
around the zoo; $6.25-8.25; for tickets and
information, call 309-799-3482, Niabi Zoo,
13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley, IL, NiabiZoo.
com, 10am Sat Oct 25 and Sun Oct 26.
Fright Night in the District, Halloween
activities especially for kids, featuring a
costume contest, games, crafts, stories and
trick-or-treats; presented in conjunction with
City of Rock Island Parks and Recreation and
RICAP; free; for information, call 309-788-6311,
The District of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St., Rock
Island, IL, RIDistrict.com, 5pm Thu Oct 30.
Treats in the Trunk, sixth-annual trick-or-
treat event in the parking lot, with hayrides,
concessions, and more; all proceeds go
towards youth events; for information, call
563-324-6431, Immanuel Lutheran Church -
Davenport, 3834 Rockingham Rd, Davenport,
IA, 5pm Thu Oct 30.
November & December
Shining Stars Weekly Children’s Ministry,
on Wednesdays; ages 3-10 learn new songs and
Bible stories, enjoy puppet skits, play games,
and make crafts; 5:30pm registration, 6pm
dinner, 6:30pm program; free; for information,
call 563-324-6431, Immanuel Lutheran Church
- Davenport, 3834 Rockingham Rd, Davenport,
IA, 6pm Wed Nov 5 thru Wed Dec 10.
Disney Jr. Live! Pirate & Princess
Adventure, all-new stage adventure featuring
favorite Disney characters; at 11am and 2 &
5pm; $23-68; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Sat Nov 8.
Girls Against Hunger, register by Nov.
20; sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern
Iowa and Western Illinois; girls will learn why
it’s important to help the hungry; they will
package thousands of meals for hungry kids
and write letters to those who will receive the
meals; $14/Scout, $29/non-Scout; for grades
2-3; for information, contact Emily Droessler at
EmilyD@GirlScoutsToday.org, The Center, 1411
Brady St., Davenport, IA, GirlScoutsToday.org,
6am Thu Dec 4.
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