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2014-15 Winter Calendar

VISUAL ARTS
MUSIC
LITERARY ARTS
THEATRE

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DANCE
COMEDY
MUSEUMS
MOVIES

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SPORTS
OTHER EVENTS
LECTURES
COURSES

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MEETINGS
HEALTH
SENIORS

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VISUAL ARTS

Openings & Gallery Events
Scott & Rock Island Counties

November & December

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 27 thru
Thu Dec 18.
Black Friday Final Friday 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.
Opening Reception: Angels Among Us,
art from a wide variety of artists interpreting
the theme “Angels Among Us”, Boho Chic,
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm Fri
Nov 28.
Small Business Saturday, enjoy local
musicians and local artist demonstrations
while you support the arts; for information, call
563-424-1210, Bucktown Center for the Arts,
225 E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, Midcoast.org,
11am Sat Nov 29.
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.
Closing Reception: Linda Kelty - Catherine

Moneysmith - Carolyn Krueger, multi-media
works by Kelty, oils by Moneysmith, pottery by
Krueger; for information, e-mail info@midcoast.
org or call 563-424-1210, MidCoast Gallery
West, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Midcoast.
org, 6pm Fri Dec 12.
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,
100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock Island, IL,
RIDistrict.com, 5pm Fri Dec 12.
Gallery Night, Holiday Wine Walk and
Jewelry Style Show, purchase a wine glass
decorated by Bucktown artists and sample six
unique wines; enjoy a “tearoom style” fashion
show featuring Bucktown’s hand crafted jewelry
and snacks as you stroll the Bucktown galleries;
Frank Sinatra impersonator Travis Hosette will
perform a medley of Sinatra’s hits and holiday
favorites to top off this fun and festive evening,
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm Fri Dec
19.
Final Friday and Holiday Wine Walk,
exhibits, demonstrations, and more; purchase
hand-painted wine glasses and finish your
last-minute shopping; for information, call 563424-1210, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E.
2nd St., Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm
Fri Dec 26.

January
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 Jan 8 thru
Thu Jan 29.
Artists Reception: Mark Hirsch - Heidi
Brandt, iPhone photography in Hirsch’s “That
Tree” exhibit, zoo photography in Brandt’s
“Birds of a Feather” exhibit; 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 Jan 9.
Artist Lecture: Recent Works by Patrick
Earl Hammie, Hammie has exhibited in
galleries and museums throughout the
United States and his work can be found in
several public collections including the Kohler
Company, the Kinsey Institute at Indiana
University, and the William Benton Museum
of Art; free; for information, call 563-333-6444
or e-mail catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St.
Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport,
IA, SAU.edu/catich, 4pm Thu Jan 22.
Opening Reception: Recent Works by
Patrick Earl Hammie, Hammie has exhibited
in galleries and museums throughout the
United States and his work can be found in
several public collections including the Kohler
Company, the Kinsey Institute at Indiana
University, and the William Benton Museum
of Art; free; for information, call 563-333-6444
or e-mail catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St.
Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport,
IA, SAU.edu/catich, 5pm Thu Jan 22.
Closing Reception: Rozz-Tox Poster
Archives, exhibit of promotional poster art
for past events at Rock Island’s cafe/music/

art venue; free; for information, call 563333-6444, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts
Center - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines
St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/morrissey, 5pm Thu
Jan 29.

February & March
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 Feb 5 thru
Thu Mar 12.
Artist Reception: Christine Forni - Dan
Johnson, held in conjunction with the exhibit
of mixed-media works by Forni and acrylic
paintings by Johnson; meet the artists and
enjoy complimentary food and beverages;
free; for information, e-mail DWMetallo@
quadcityarts.com, Quad City Arts Center, 1715
2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL, QuadCityArts.com,
7pm Fri Feb 20.
Artist Talk: Mary Jones, held in conjunction
with exhibit of mixed-media work by the Grand
View University professor; free; for information,
call 563-333-6444 or e-mail catich@sau.edu,
Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, 2101
Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/catich, 4pm
Thu Feb 26.
Opening Reception: Mary Jones, held in
conjunction with exhibit of mixed-media work
by the Grand View University professor; free;
for information, call 563-333-6444 or e-mail
catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/catich, 5pm Thu Feb 26.

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Outlying Areas

Grand Opening of The Gift Gallery, an
artful collection of decor for the home and
body; free; for information, call 319-3384442, The Chait Galleries Downtown, 218 E
Washington St, Iowa City, IA, ChaitGalleries.
com, 10am Fri Nov 28.
The Gift Gallery, an artful collection of
decor for the home and body; Mon.-Fri. 10am6pm, Sat. 10am-5pm, and Sun. noon-4pm;
for information, call 319-338-4442, The Chait
Galleries Downtown, 218 E Washington St, Iowa
City, IA, ChaitGalleries.com, Fri Nov 28 thru
Thu Jan 1.
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.
Small Works Show Second Opening, this
premiere show of the year celebrates its second
opening with artists and art fans alike; with
light refreshments and refreshing art; free;
for information, call 319-338-4442, The Chait
Galleries Downtown, 218 E Washington St, Iowa
City, IA, ChaitGalleries.com, 5pm Fri Dec 5.
Artist Reception: Rosalie Baker, meet this
award winning fabric artist; for information,
call 563-652-9925, Maquoketa Art Experience
Studio & Gallery, 124 S. Main St., Maquoketa, IA,
Maquoketa-Art.org, 1pm Sun Dec 7.
Maquoketa Art Experience Holiday
Celebration, Charles Swanson, Executive
Director at Hancher, University of Iowa, will
speak at 5:30pm; he will talk about the new
Hancher building and upcoming performances,
plus the new outreach programs available to
the public and area schools; for information,
call 563-652-9925, Maquoketa Art Experience
Studio & Gallery, 124 S. Main St., Maquoketa, IA,
Maquoketa-Art.org, 4pm Sun Dec 14.

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EXHIBITS & SHOWS
Scott & Rock Island Counties

Currently on Display

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, thru Sun Nov 30.
From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts
of Illinois, a traveling exhibit that highlights
Illinois folk artists, with art forms representing
a wide variety of traditions such as rolle bolle
maker Roy DePauw of Geneseo and the dance
group Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico; free; for
information, call 309-796-5051, Black Hawk
College Quad Cities Campus Library, Building
1, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, thru Fri
Dec 5.
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), 129 N. Main St.,
Davenport, IA, JFQC.org, thru Wed Dec 10.
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, thru Fri Dec 12.
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 309796-5469, Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery,
6600 34th Ave, Moline, IL, BHC.edu, thru Fri
Dec 12.
Naidine D’Angelo - Teresa Mesich, ink
drawings of robotic animals by D’Angelo,
acrylic paintings by Mesich; Tue.-Fri. 10am-

Martina McBride @ Adler Theatre
- February 12
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,
thru Fri Dec 19.
Angels Among Us, exhibit of local artists’
takes on the “angels among us” theme, with
works in photography, sculpture, mixed
media, and more; Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm; for
information, call 563-424-1210 or e-mail info@
midcoast.org, Boho Chic, Bucktown Center for
the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, Midcoast.
org, thru Wed Dec 31.
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, 225 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, Midcoast.org, thru Wed Dec 31.
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 309-7931213, ext. 108, Quad City Arts at the Airport,
Quad City International Airport, 2200 69th Ave.,
Moline, IL, QuadCityArts.com, thru Wed Dec 31.

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Linda Kelty - Catherine Moneysmmith Carolyn Krueger, multi-media works by Kelty,
oils by Moneysmith, pottery by Krueger; for
information, e-mail info@midcoast.org or call
563-424-1210, MidCoast Gallery West, 1629
2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Midcoast.org, thru
Wed Dec 31.
Imagine This Pasture, includes over
30 imagined Cow theme quilts created by
members of the Mississippi Valley Quilters
Guild; free with $2-6 admission; Mon.-Sat.
10am-4pm, Sun. 11am-4pm; for information,
call 309-794-0991, Quad City Botanical Center,
2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCGardens.com,
thru Sat Jan 3.
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, thru Sun Jan 4.
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, 2200 69th Ave., Moline, IL,
QuadCityArts.com, thru Sun Jan 4.
Telling Stories with Pictures, a Studio
1 installation that complements “AfricanAmerican Art Since 1950: Perspectives from
the David C. Driskell Center”; 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 Sun Jan 18.

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VISUAL ARTS
EXHIBITS & SHOWS

Scott & Rock Island Counties

Currently on Display

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 Sun Jan 25.
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 563333-6444, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts
Center - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines
St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/Morrissey, thru Fri
Jan 30.
2014 College Invitational, seventh annual
exhibit features artwork by college students
from Ashford University, Augustana College,
Black Hawk College, Knox College, Monmouth
College, Scott Community College, St. Ambrose
University, Western Illinois University, and
University of Iowa; 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, FiggeArt.
org, thru Sun Feb 8.
Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the
American Folk Art Museum, nationallytouring 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, thru
Sun Mar 15.
A Legacy for Iowa, 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 563326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArt.org, thru Wed Mar 18.

Opening in December & January
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 Sat Jan 31.
Mark Hirsch - Heidi Brandt, iPhone
photography in Hirsch’s “That Tree” exhibit, zoo
photography in Brandt’s “Birds of a Feather”
exhibit; 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, Tue Dec 23 thru Fri Feb 13.
Bill Marsoun - Carol Boehl Steinmetz,
acrylics by Marsoun, and watercolors by
Marsoun and Steinmetz; for information,
e-mail info@midcoast.org or call 563-424-1210,
MidCoast Gallery West, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Midcoast.org, Thu Jan 1 thru Sat Feb
28.
Corrine Smith - William Butler, exhibit of
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Music and Dance

Quad City Arts Visiting Artists
December through February

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know that, living in the Quad Cities, we should just be grateful that it didn’t snow in
October. And that we had really gorgeous weather the day before Veteran’s Day (if not
on Veteran’s Day itself).
Still, though: It’s cold,
and it’s probably gonna
stay cold for a long, long
time. But let’s hear it for
Quad City Arts, because
with its upcoming roster
of talent in the Visiting
Artists series, at least we
all have some musical
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre - January 31 heat to look forward to! In
the next couple of weeks,
that warmth will come in
the form of J.M. James, who performs his public concert at Davenport’s Redstone Room
on December 12. A young singer/songwriter, violinist, and guitarist who was named a
“Writer to Watch” by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, James will
perform from his new EP Jukebox, with his set sure to include recent YouTube hits
such as “Wake Me Up,” “Stay with Me,” and “No Diggity.” On February 21, Quad City
Arts presents the area return of Maggie Brown, the daughter of world-renowned jazz
artist and social activist Oscar Brown Jr., and a 2012 guest in the Mississippi Valley
Blues Society’s Blues in the Schools program. Widely acclaimed for her one-woman
show Legacy: Our Wealth of Music, which explores the rich history and evolution
of African-American music, this exceptional touring artist will heat up mid-winter
with a free performance at Bettendorf ’s Redeemer Lutheran Church – showing why
JazzChicago.net calls Brown a talent who “continues to amaze her expanding fan
base” and continually delivers “a very special evening of music.” And on January 31, a
whole team of Visiting Artists will take the sting out of winter in the Galvin Fine Arts
Center’s hosting of Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre. Performing original
works by Dame Libby Komaiko, Edo, Maria Alba, Victorio Korjhan, Roberto Lorca,
and legendary Spanish choreographers Juan Mara and Ana Gonzalez, this troupe of
talents will set the St. Ambrose University’s auditorium ablaze with their astonishing
flamenco prowess and classical-ballet stylings. As for the company’s reviews, they
include the Chicago Tribune raving that, during a recent booking, “the stage sizzled in
celebration,” and the Chicago Sun-Times insisting that the ensemble “danced with such
scorching intensity that visions of a gypsy campsite came to mind.” I’m calling for tickets
immediately. Granted, it’ll take a while, considering I’m dialing my cell while wearing
mittens ... . For more information on Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artists series, visit
QuadCityArts.com. – Mike Schulz

inspired drawings by Butler; $1 for parking; for
information, e-mail DWMetallo@quadcityarts.
com or call 309-793-1213, Quad City Arts at the
Airport, Quad City International Airport, 2200
69th Ave., Moline, IL, QuadCityArts.com, Thu
Jan 1 thru Sat Feb 28.
David Hast, oil, pen, and ink exhibit; for
information, e-mail info@midcoast.org or call
563-424-1210, Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery,
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, Midcoast.org, Thu Jan 1 thru
Sat Feb 28.
Recent Works: Patrick Earl Hammie,
Hammie’s works focus specifically on
constructions of gender and race, putting
pressure on these categories as a means of
expanding understanding of identity; Mon.-Fri.
9am-5pm; for information, call 563-333-6444
or e-mail catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery
- St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/catich, Mon Jan 12
thru Fri Feb 20.
Black Hawk College Alumni Exhibit, artists
include Terrance Gray, Heidi Hernandez, Kim
Mahar, and Nancy Solbrig; 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, Tue
Jan 20 thru Fri Feb 13.
Yuriko Yamaguchi: Interconnected, exhibit
of organic, web-like sculptures from nets of
wire and resin forms cast from dried curls of
potatoes, onion ends, leaves, and seed pods
found in nature; 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,
FiggeArt.org, Sat Jan 24 thru Wed Mar 18.

Opening in February & March
Cory Peak, drawing exhibit; for information,
e-mail info@midcoast.org or call 563-424-1210,
MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr,
Moline, IL, Midcoast.org, Sun Feb 1 thru Wed
Mar 18.
Terry Rathje, exhibit of 2-D and 3-D artwork;
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, Tue Feb 17 thru Fri Mar 13.

Christine Forni - Dan Johnson, exhibit
of mixed-media works by Forni and acrylic
paintings by Johnson; Tue.-Fri. 10am-5pm,
Sat. 11am-5pm; for information, e-mail
DWMetallo@quadcityarts.com or call 309-7931213, Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave,
Rock Island, IL, QuadCityArts.com, Fri Feb 20
thru Wed Mar 18.
Mary Jones, exhibit of mixed-media work
by the Grand View University professor;
Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm; for information, call 563333-6444 or e-mail catich@sau.edu, Catich
Gallery - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines
St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/catich, Wed Feb 25
thru Wed Mar 18.
Leslie Leavenworth - Diane Naylor, exhibit
of oil paintings of farm life by Leavenworth and
the “Peace, Love and Compassion” series by
Naylor; $1 for parking; for information, e-mail
DWMetallo@quadcityarts.com or call 309-7931213, Quad City Arts at the Airport, Quad City
International Airport, 2200 69th Ave., Moline,
IL, QuadCityArts.com, Sun Mar 1 thru Wed
Mar 18.
Lori Miller, fiber exhibit; for information,
e-mail info@midcoast.org or call 563-4241210, Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery, Bucktown
Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport,
IA, Midcoast.org, Sun Mar 1 thru Wed Mar 18.
Tony Seabolt - Bet. f.b. Gusta, acrylic
exhibit, also with pastels by Gusta; for
information, e-mail info@midcoast.org or call
563-424-1210, MidCoast Gallery West, 1629 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Midcoast.org, Sun Mar 1
thru Wed Mar 18.
Robert Turney, photography exhibit;
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 Mar 16 thru Wed
Mar 18.

Outlying Areas

Currently on Display

Colorants: News Works by Emily
Christenson, exhibit of over 40 colorants-series
pieces on panels and other new paintings by
Christenson; also featuring new fiber works
from Elizabeth Rhoads Read and paintings,
photography, printmaking, and sculpture
by gallery artists Bob Dixon, Helen Flack,
Lee Kimball, Jacki Olson, Adam Rake, Randy
Richmond, Charles Walzem, and Bill Webster;
Wed.-Sat. 11am-5pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for
information, e-mail info@reneegraegallery.com
or call 309-757-4775, renee grae gallery, 101
S. Cody Rd., LeClaire, IL, reneegraegallery.com,
thru Sun Nov 30.
Iowa Pastel Society Artists, exhibit of “in
the open air” art; for information, call 563652-9925, Maquoketa Art Experience Studio
& Gallery, 124 S. Main St., Maquoketa, IA,
Maquoketa-art.org, thru Mon Dec 1.
Frank Hansen, painting and mixed-media
works by the Des Moines 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 Dec 28.
Lauren Tucci, exhibit of dark, fantastical
ceramic pieces; 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 Dec 28.
15 Minutes in Des Moines: The Art Center
Collects Andy Warhol, works that represent
both noted series and individual works, ranging
from the 1960s to the 1980s, featuring aintings,
prints, polaroids, and even a Xerox; 11am-4pm
on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 11am-9pm
Thursday; 10am-4pm Saturday; noon-4pm
Sunday; for information, call 515-277-4405,
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des
Moines, IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru Wed
Dec 31.

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Aliens: An Isle, exhibit of videos by Nick
Twemlow; Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. noon4pm; for information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/
Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
LegionArts.org, thru Wed Dec 31.
Small Works Show, the exhibit includes
more than 200 pieces showcasing a great
variety of mediums and imagery; 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,
thru Wed Dec 31.
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. noon8pm; Sat. 10am-4pm; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,
410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org,
thru Wed Dec 31.
Surroundings, an exhibition of works by
artists Amy Fuller and Nicolas Roche, with
sculptures by guest artist Gary Carstens; for
information, e-mail Janice@dbqstudioworks.
org or call 563-583-6633, Gallery C, 900
Jackson St., Suite 113, Dubuque, IA, GalleryCM.
com, thru Sun Jan 11.
Off the Grid, exhibit of paintings by
Susanne Nestory and prints by Chris Holbrook,
both adjunct drawing instructors at Bradley
University; for information, contact Lisa Walker
at 309-341-5303 or ldwalker@sandburg.edu,
Carl Sandburg College Art Gallery, 2400 Tom L.
Wilson Blvd, Galesburg, IL, Sandburg.edu, thru
Mon Jan 12.
Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede,
exhibit examines the dynamic friendship
between legendary, Des Moines Art
Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru Sun Jan 18.
Shadows of History: Photographs of
the Civil War from the Collection of Julia
J. Norrell, exhibit of photographs that allow
viewers to explore this seminal moment in
history from various points of view and to
understand what this time was like for those
that lived during it; noon-4pm on Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday; noon-8pm
on Thursday; 10am-4pm on Saturday; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, thru Sun Jan 18.
Iowa Artists 2014: Mitchell Squire – I
Like It Here!, exhibit of sculpture, drawing,
photography, and video exploring artifacts,
personal narrative, and socio-political issues
both past and present; Tue.-Fri. 11am-4pm,
Thu. 11am-9pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. noon4pm; for information, call 515-277-4405, Des
Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des
Moines, IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru Sun
Feb 8.
From Icon to Abstraction: Goncharova,
Krunchenykh + Rozanova, and The
Great War, this exhibition compares these
avant-garde Russian, Des Moines Art
Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru Sun Feb 15.
Guardians of Grain: Bamana and Dogon
Door Locks, this exhibition presents the
breadth and depth of Emilia and Mauricio
Lasansky’s gift of 54 African door locks; noon4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and
Sunday; noon to 8pm on Thursday; 10am-4pm
on Saturday; for information, call 319-3667503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third
Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, thru Wed
Mar 18.
Art in Roman Life, over 50 works, including
coins, glass vessels, ceramic lamps, marble
sculptures, and more; for information, call 319366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410
Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, thru
Wed Mar 18.

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VISUAL ARTS
EXHIBITS & SHOWS

Outlying Areas

Currently on Display

Grant Wood: In Focus, thru Dec. 31; 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. SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, CRMA.org, thru Wed Mar 18.
Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker,
thru Dec 31; new takes on the important Iowa
City artist; for information, call 319-366-7503,
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, thru Wed Mar 18.

CLASSES

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 27 thru
Thu Dec 18.
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.
Beadology Iowa Flame Studio Open
Lab, on Sundays; receive the benefit of the
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 30 thru
Sun Dec 28.
Creation Studio: Needle FeltedOrnaments, local DIYer KayCee Cleaveland
will show you how to needle felt ornaments
using wool roving and cookie cutters; $5
materials fee; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 7pm Thu Dec 4.
Silk Painting and Batik - Beginner/
Intermediate, with instructor Mary Stringer;
combining age-old wax-resist techniques and
fabric dyes, students will design a beautiful
batik fabric piece and a lovely painted silk
scarf; students should wear older clothing
appropriate for studio art activities using
permanent dyes and melted wax; $40-50; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport,
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Dec 6.
Calligraphy Workshop: Beginner/
Intermediate, with instructor Amy Nielsen; a
creative study of the formal alphabet, which is
one of the most important basic alphabets in
western calligraphy; using steel and felt-tipped
pens, you’ll develop an understanding of all
the basics to be able to write a formal alphabet
with a flourish; $40-50; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.
org, 10am Sat Jan 17.
Acrylic Painting: Close-Ups in Nature –
Beginner/Intermediate, Fridays thru Feb. 20;
with instructor Pam Ohnemus; learn techniques
artists use to create feelings of nearness and
distance on a flat canvas in this acrylic painting
class; acrylic painting techniques, color theory
and the use of the art elements and principles
of design will be explored; students will create
colorful close-ups with panoramic backgrounds

William Butler’s Bobo Loves Miss Vishni @ Quad City International Airport Gallery, January 1-February 28
of field and floral scenes in nature; $95-105; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport,
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 12pm Fri Jan 23.
Creation Studio, for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Thu Feb 5.
Creation Studio, for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Thu Mar 5.

CALL FOR ENTRY

Arts Dollar$ Grants Available, grants
available for arts projects/programs,
arts education, and artistic/professional
development for artists; applications accepted
from individual artists, K-12 schools, or nonprofit organizations partnering with artists; all
art forms are eligible; for information, contact
Jessi Black at 309-793-1213 ext. 103 or jblack@
quadcityarts.com, Quad City Arts Center, 1715
2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL, QuadCityArts.com,
thru Sat Jan 31.

MUSIC
CONCERTS

Scott & Rock Island Counties

November & December

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by
Chip Davis, multimedia holiday show with the
Grammy-winning ensemble, in a Broadway at
the Adler presentation; for tickets, call 800-7453000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport,
IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Wed Nov 26.
Family Groove Company, jazz, funk, and
rock musicians in concert, with an opening
set by Earth Ascending; $11.50-14; for tickets
and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Fri Nov 28.
Minus Six, piano-pop and rock musicians in

concert, with an opening set by Marbin; $7.50;
for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Sat Nov 29.
Stayin’ Alive: A Tribute to the Bee
Gees, disco concert with the touring tribute
musicians; $20; for information, call 800-8434753, Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention
Center, 2021 State St., Bettendorf, IA,
Bettendorf.isleofcapricasinos.com, 7:30pm Sat
Nov 29.
Jim McDonough: Holiday Grande
2014, Christmas concert with “Iowa’s Own
Pianist”; $29-41; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 2:30pm Sun Nov 30.
Black Hawk College Student Vocal Recital,
for information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309796-5478, Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817
11th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 7:30pm Mon
Dec 1.
Faculty Recital: Randall Hall, Saxophone,
free; for information, contact Lauren Reid at
laurenreid@augustana.edu or call 309-7947306, Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520
7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts,
8pm Tue Dec 2.
Jason Crabb, Grammy-winning
contemporary-Christian singer performs with
comedienne Chonda Pierce; $27-55; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd
St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm Tue
Dec 2.
Celebrate the Holidays: A QCA Variety
Show, an annual tradition of celebrating the
best in holiday music; free, with good-will
offering encouraged to benefit local food
pantries; for information, call 309-788-2030,
Heritage Church - Rock Island, 4801 44th St,
Rock Island, IL, HeritageQC.com, 7pm Fri Dec 5.
Coupe de Ville, classic rock and roll and
dancing; 6:30pm doors; $10; for information,
e-mail riverdancehall@gmail.com, Col Ballroom,
1012 W. 4th St., Davenport, IA, 7:30pm Fri Dec 5.
Suzy Bogguss’ Swingin’ Little Christmas
Show, holiday concert with the country singer;
$20; for information, call 800-843-4753, Quad-

Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State
St., Bettendorf, IA, Bettendorf.isleofcapricasinos.
com, 8pm Fri Dec 5.
Christmas at Augustana, 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.
3rd Annual QCFA Piccolo Christmas,
musical day when area flutists grades seven
thru adult gather together for Christmas Flute
Choir music with piccolos, flutes, altos, bass,
and contrabass flutes; free; for information,
e-mail QCFluteAssociation@yahoo.com, First
Presbyterian Church of Davenport, 1702 Iowa
St., Davenport, IA, QCFluteAssociation.com,
5pm 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’s 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”; $15.35-66.35; for tickets and information,
call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, QCSymphony.com, 8pm Sat
Dec 6.
The Schwag, Grateful Dead tribute concert;
for information, call 309-793-4060, RIBCO, 1815
2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, RIBCO.com, 9:30pm
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
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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”; $13.50-39.50; for tickets and information,
call 563-322-7276, Centennial Hall, Augustana
College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
QCSymphony.com, 2pm Sun Dec 7.
Trace Adkins: The Christmas Show, charttopping county-music superstar in his holiday
tour; $42.50-79.50; for tickets, call 800-7453000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport,
IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm 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.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, call 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.
Guest Artist Recital, performer TBD;
free; for information, contact Lauren Reid at
laurenreid@augutana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
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
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.
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 309793-1300, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, JFQC.org, 7:30pm Wed Dec 10.
Augustana Flute and Clarinet Choir
Concert, free; for information, call 309-7947306, Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana
College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Wed Dec 10.
Black Hawk College Holiday Choral
Concert, for information, contact Jon Palomaki
at 309-796-5478, First Congregational Church Moline, 2201 7th Avenue, Moline, IL, BHC.edu,
7:30pm Thu Dec 11.
Marc and Brad’s Good Time Spectacular
Holiday Variety Hour, Circa ‘21 Bootleggers
Brad Hauskins and Marc Ciemiewicz present
skits and holiday songs featuring special guest
performers; $13-16; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-7733 extension 2, The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 7pm Thu Dec 11.
J.M. James, concert with the pop, rock, and
RB performer, and Quad City Arts Visiting Artist;
for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport,
IA, QuadCityArts.com, 7pm Fri Dec 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 Dec 12.
A Christmas Messiah, annual presentation
of the holiday classic with the Handel Oratorio
Society; this year’s soloists are Abigail SantosVillalobos, soprano; Jessye Wright, mezzosoprano; Dann Coakwell, tenor; and Mark
Walters, baritone; Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm; $10-20;

for information and tickets, call 309-794-7306,
Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, Sat
Dec 13 and Sun Dec 14.
Lynne Rothrock’s A Christmas Cabaret,
performance with the Iowa City-based singer;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733
extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 7pm Sun
Dec 14.
Branches Band Christmas, the Milwaukeebased group celebrates the comings of Christ in
music ranging from ancient hymns to modern
songs; sponsored by Gethsemane Lutheran
Church of Davenport; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Dec 16.
Counting Crows, multi-platinumselling rockers on their “Somewhere Under
Wonderland” tour, with an opening set by Twin
Forks; $55-69.75; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Tue Dec 16.
The Shoji Tabuchi Christmas Show, holiday
concert with the world-renowned violinist
and his family; $25.50-39.50; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Wed
Dec 17.
Lessons and Carols, Christmas stories and
songs with the Augustana Chamber Singers,
led by Jon Hurty; 4 & 8pm; free; for information,
call 309-794-7306, Ascension Chapel,
Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island,
IL, Augustana.edu/arts, Thu Dec 18.
Antonio Morandi, Brown Bag Lunch
series concert with the local pianist; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 12pm
Fri Dec 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, 1530 5th Ave., Moline, IL,
5:30pm Fri Dec 19.
Bucktown Revue, a celebration of Mississippi
River Valley folk music and culture through a
combination of music, storytelling, poetry and
humor; with emcee Scott Tunnicliff and special
guests; $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 Dec 19.
A Nova Christmas, Laura Lane directs a
concert of Christmas favorites with guests
from the Sudlow Select Choir; $10-15, free for
students; for information and tickets, call 309341-7038 or e-mail nova@knox.edu, St. Paul
Lutheran Church - Davenport, 2136 Brady St.,
Davenport, IA, NovaSingers.com, 7:30pm Sat
Dec 20.
Deja Vu Rendevous: 10 of Soul, soul,
funk, and blues musicians in concert, with
an opening set by Marbin; $9.50; for tickets
and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8:30pm Sat Dec 20.
The Hot Club of Davenport, gypsy
jazz ensemble in concert; $8; for tickets
and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Sat Dec 27.
Jim Brickman: On a Winter’s Night,
holiday concert with the Grammy-nominated
pianist; $25-65; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Sun Dec 28.
Good Rockin’ Live: A Salute to Sun
Records, New Year’s Eve party with hit songs
from the past; for tickets and information, call
309-786-7733 extension 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, Wed Dec 31.

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MUSIC
CONCERTS

Scott & Rock Island Counties

November & December

Cornmeal and Chicago Farmer, New Year’s
eve performance with the roots and Americana
musicians; $24-27; for tickets and information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 8:30pm Wed Dec 31.
The Tailfins, New Year’s Eve party with
a prime rib dinner and live music; dinner
reservations required at riverdancehall@gmail.
com; $30 dinner and dance, $10 dance only;
doors open at 6pm, dinner at 7pm, music and
dancing at 8:30pm; for information, e-mail
riverdancehall@gmail.com, Col Ballroom, 1012
W. 4th St., Davenport, IA, 7pm Wed Dec 31.
The Travoltas, New Year’s Eve concert with
the disco and ‘80s-pop musicians, plus party
favors and a countdown at midnight; $20; for
information, call 1-800-843-4753, Quad-Cities
Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State St.,
Bettendorf, IA, Bettendorf.isleofcapricasinos.
com, 8:30pm Wed Dec 31.

January
Man in Black: The Music of Johnny Cash,
Robert Shaw & his Lonely Street Band perform
favorite Cash hits; appetizers and sandwiches
available for purchase; $20-25; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2,
Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Circa21.com, 7pm Fri Jan 2.
Bach & Further Bach: Music of the
Renaissance & the Baroque, a Chamber Music
Quad Cities concert featuring Daniel Lippel
on guitar and David Bowlin on violin; $5-15;
for tickets and information, call 309-797-0516,
Davenport Unitarian Church, 3707 Eastern Ave,
Davenport, IA, 7:30pm Sat Jan 3.
Winter Blues Jam, concert event with the
students of the 2014 Winter Blues sessions;
for information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 12pm Sat Jan 3.
A Night of Sunshine, concert with Circa
‘21 Bootlegger Sunshine Ramsey and special
guests; $15-18; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-7733 extension 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 7pm Sat Jan 3.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Christmas
Attic, at 3 & 7:30pm; multimedia presentation
of the famed ensemble’s holiday rock opera;
$34-64; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i
wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
iwirelessCenter.com, Sun Jan 4.
The Way Down Wanderers, roots,
Americana, and soul musicians in concert;
$8.50; for tickets and information, call 563326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm
Thu Jan 8.
Deja Vu Rendevous: SoulStorm, jazz and
funk musicians in concert; $8.50; for tickets
and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Fri Jan 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 Jan 9.
A Night of Sunshine, concert with Circa
‘21 Bootlegger Sunshine Ramsey and special
guests; $15-18; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-7733 extension 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner

Quad City Music Guild’s A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol @ Prospect Park Auditorium, December 4-7
Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 7pm Fri Jan 9.
Dortha DeWit & Susan Schwaegler, faculty
recital; free; for information e-mail Lauren Reid
at laurenreid@augustana.edu or call 309-7947306, Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana
College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Tue Jan 13.
Deja Vu Rendevous: Terrapin Flyer,
concert with one of the nation’s premier
Grateful Dead-inspired touring acts; $8.50; for
tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Thu Jan 15.
Bucktown Revue, a celebration of
Mississippi River Valley folk music and culture
through a combination of music, storytelling,
poetry and humor; with emcee Scott Tunnicliff
and special guests; $12 at the door; for
information and to reserve, e-mail mgromkey@
gmail.com or call Mike Romkey at 563-9400508, Nighswander Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport, IA, BucktownRevue.com, 7pm Fri
Jan 16.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 4pm
Sun Jan 18.
Augustana Honor Band Festival Concert,
free; for information, call 309-794-7306,
Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703
7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts,
6:30am Mon Jan 19.
Faculty Recital: Augustana Voice Faculty,
free; for information, e-mail Lauren Reid at
laurenreid@augustana.edu or call 309-7947306, Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520
7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts,
8pm Tue Jan 20.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 4pm
Fri Jan 23.
David G. Smith, Brown Bag Lunch series
concert with the local singer/songwriter; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 12pm
Fri Jan 23.
Augustana Percussion Ensemble Concert,
in the 1st-floor Ensemble Room; free; for
information, call 309-794-7306, Bergendoff Hall
of Fine Arts - Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Sat
Jan 24.

General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana College,
3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/
arts, 4pm Sat Jan 24.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Signature
Series 2: Tangos and Tutus, violinist Naha
Greenholtz and pianist Benjamin Loebb play
Piazzolla tangos, Stravinsky ballets, and more;
for tickets and information, call 563-322-7276,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCSymphony.com, 3pm
Sun Jan 25.
Battle of the Bands: Round One, featuring
45-minute sets of original music by local artists;
for information, call 309-793-4060, RIBCO, 1815
2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, RIBCO.com, 9pm Fri
Jan 30.
Anthony Gomes, rock and blues musician in
concert; $14-17; for tickets and information, call
563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
8pm Sat Jan 31.
Faculty Recital: Erin Freund, Harp, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm
Sat Jan 31.

February
General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 4pm
Sun Feb 1.
Voice Seminar, free; for information, call
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 Feb 3.
Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert, free;
for information, call 309-794-7306, Centennial
Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Fri Feb 6.
Battle of the Bands: Round Two, featuring
45-minute sets of original music by local artists;
for information, call 309-793-4060, RIBCO, 1815
2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, RIBCO.com, 9pm Fri
Feb 6.
Augustana Four Choirs Concert, free; for
information, call 309-794-7306, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island,
IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 4pm Sat Feb 7.

Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Masterworks IV: Musical Cathedrals, Mark
Russell Smith’s conducts Michael Torke’s
“Oracle,” Mozart’s “Flute Concerto in G,” and
Bruckner’s “Symphony No. 4: Romantic,” with
guest DeMarre McGill on flute; $15.35-66.35;
for tickets and information, call 563-322-7276,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
QCSymphony.com, 8pm Sat Feb 7.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Masterworks IV: Musical Cathedrals, Mark
Russell Smith’s conducts Michael Torke’s
“Oracle,” Mozart’s “Flute Concerto in G,” and
Bruckner’s “Symphony No. 4: Romantic,” with
guest DeMarre McGill on flute; $13.50-39.50;
for tickets and information, call 563-322-7276,
Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCSymphony.com, 2pm
Sun Feb 8.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm
Sun Feb 8.
Blue Man Group, comedy, music, and
technology with the blue-faced touring
performers, 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 Tue Feb 10 and
Wed Feb 11.
Augustana Jazz Combos Concert, free;
for information, call 309-794-7306, Larson
Hall - Augustana College, Bergendoff Hall of
Fine Arts, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Wed Feb 11.
Martina McBride, concert with the fourtime CMA Female Vocalist of the Year in her
“Everlasting Tour”; $48-84; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Thu
Feb 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 Feb 13.
Casual Classics Concert 4 - Nicole
Esposito, Flute, and Marian Lee, Piano, enjoy
a concert, QA 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 Feb 13.
Maggie Brown, Brown Bag Lunch series
concert with the blues singer and Quad City
Arts Visiting Artist; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 12pm Fri Feb 13.
Battle of the Bands: Round Three,
featuring 45-minute sets of original music by
local artists; for information, call 309-793-4060,
RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, RIBCO.
com, 9pm Fri Feb 13.
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 Feb 14.
Augustana Symphonic Orchestra Concert,
free; for information, call 309-794-7306,
Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm
Sat Feb 14.
The Tailfins, Valentine’s Day party featuring
classic rock and roll; 6;30pm doors; $10; for
information, e-mail riverdancehall@gmail.com,
Col Ballroom, 1012 W. 4th St., Davenport, IA,
7:30pm Sat Feb 14.

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Nova Singers: Journeys and
Transformations, Laura Lane directs the
professional vocal ensemble; $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
Feb 15.
Pokey LaFarge, country-blues and jazz
musician in concert; $14-17; for tickets
and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8:30pm Fri Feb 20.
Bucktown Revue, a celebration of
Mississippi River Valley folk music and
culture through a combination of music,
storytelling, poetry and humor; with emcee
Scott Tunnicliff and special guests; $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 Feb 20.
Maggie Brown, African stories and songs
with the Quad City Arts Visiting Artist; free,
with donations encouraged; for information,
call 309-793-1213, Redeemer Lutheran
Church, 1107 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf, IA,
QuadCityArts.com, 7pm Sat Feb 21.
Portland Cello Project, indie-rock
ensemble in concert; $17-20; for tickets
and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Sat Feb 21.
Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra
Concert, free; for information, call contact Sam
Schlouch at samschlouch@augustana.edu
or 309-794-7833, Centennial Hall, Augustana
College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/arts, 3pm Sun Feb 22.
Side by Side Concert, concert collaboration
between the Quad City Symphony Orchestra
and the Quad City Symphony Youth Ensemble;

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Dan Johnson’s Stretch @ Quad City Arts
Center Gallery, February 20-April 21
for information, call 563-322-7276, Centennial
Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCSymphony.com, Sun Feb 22.
Winter Instrumental 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 Feb 27.
Battle of the Bands: Finals, final
competition between prevailing local
musicians who performed 45-minute sets of
original music; for information, call 309-7934060, RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
RIBCO.com, 9pm Fri Feb 27.
Brainchild, funk, rock, and jam musicians
in concert, with an opening set by The Low
Down; $10; for tickets and information, call
563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
9pm Fri Feb 27.
Nickelback, rockers in their “No Fixed
Address” 2015 North American Tour; $25 up;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
Sat Feb 28.

November 28-December 14

January 30-February 22

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by Robert Caisley

A new romantic comedy

CHRISTMAS AT AUGUSTANA
Friday, December 5, 8 p.m. | Saturday, December 6, 4 p.m.
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Avenue
Tickets $20 for adults, $16 for senior citizens, $10 for students and children
A CHRISTMAS MESSIAH
Saturday, December 13, 8 p.m. | Sunday, December 14, 2 p.m.
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Avenue
Tickets $20 for adults, $16 for senior citizens, $10 for students and children
A limited number of free tickets are available for junior high and high school
students, thanks to generous support from the Meredith Foundation.
Tickets may be purchased at augustana.edu/tickets.

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MUSIC
CONCERTS

Scott & Rock Island Counties
February

Old Shoe, five-piece Americana roots
rockers in concert, with an opening set by
Afternoon Moon; $9.50-11.50; for tickets
and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Sat Feb 28.

March
Joel Fan, concert with the chart-topping
pianist in Building 4, Room 115; free; for
information, call 309-796-5051, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 11am Wed Mar 4.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Masterworks V: The American Tapestry, Mark
Russell Smith’s conducts a world premiere
by William Campbell, Harris’ “Symphony No.
3,” Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” Gould’s
“Interplay for Piano and Orchestra,” and
Copland’s “Suite from Rodeo,” with guest
pianist Joel Fan; $15.35-66.35; for tickets and
information, call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre,
136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, QCSymphony.com,
8pm Sat Mar 7.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Masterworks V: The American Tapestry, Mark
Russell Smith’s conducts a world premiere
by William Campbell, Harris’ “Symphony No.
3,” Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” Gould’s
“Interplay for Piano and Orchestra,” and
Copland’s “Suite from Rodeo,” with guest
pianist Joel Fan; $13.50-39.50; for tickets and
information, call 563-322-7276, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island,
IL, QCSymphony.com, 2pm Sun Mar 8.
Faculty Recital: Randall Hall, Saxophone,
free; for information, e-mail Lauren Reid at
laurenreid@augustana.edu or call 309-7947306, Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520
7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts,
8pm Tue Mar 10.
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 Mar 13.
Augustana Choir Tour Concert, free; for
information, call contact Sam Schlouch at
samschlouch@augustana.edu or 309-794-7833,
Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm
Fri Mar 13.
Augustana Symphonic Band Home
Concert, free; for information, call 309-7947306, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703
7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts,
8pm Sat Mar 14.
Guest Artist Recital, free; for information,
e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@augustana.
edu or call 309-794-7306, Wallenberg Hall,
Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island,
IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 4pm Sat Mar 14.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 4pm
Sun Mar 15.
St. Patrick’s Day Concert: Augustana Flute
Choir, free; for information, call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm
Tue Mar 17.

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Events

Englert Theatre
December through March

W

hile perusing the
Web-site lineup of
wintertime events at Iowa
City’s Englert Theatre,
I stumbled upon the
announcement of January
17’s morning of comedy,
The Peking Acrobats - February 4
puppetry, and family fun
titled The Joshua Show. Its synopsis begins: “When Mr. Nicholas, the sock
puppet, makes an unnerving self-discovery that causes him to spiral down a
path of loneliness and despair ... .” That might now be the single most intriguing
opening description of a touring production I’ve ever read. But this showcase
for puppeteer Joshua Holden is just one of more than a dozen cold-weather
delights landing at the Englert this winter. The season begins with the venue’s
annual presentations of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet The Nutrcracker (December 5
through 7), which will be brought to life by the gifted hoofers of Nolte’s Academy
of Dance, and it concludes with March 14’s Americana concert by The Weight
(March 14), whose artists will replicate the legendary music of The Band. But
between those Englert bookends is a whole roster of special treats encompassing
nearly every stage-art form imaginable. There’s sure to be something for music
lovers of all stripes this winter, considering the scheduled artists include: indiefolk and roots musicians Pieta Brown and The Pines (December 13); a New
Year’s Eve concert with the soulful pop-rockers of The Fez (December 31); classic
rock with singer/songwriter Dave Mason (February 8); the exhilarating Celtic
tunes of Gaelic Storm (February 11); literal dueling banjos with touring artists
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn (February 24); South African folk and jazz
courtesy of Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela (March 3); and a tribute to the
early days of the Beatles with the Emmy Award winners of The Fab Four (March
6). Masters of improvisational and sketch comedy take the Englert stage in the
February 13 and 14 performances of The Second City Hits Home, while geniuses
of tumbling, leaping, and balance will wow crowds in February 4’s evening
with The Peking Acrobats. And those seeking holiday magic will find it in the
venue’s annual Festival of Carols concert (December 9) and the Celtic-Christmas
show performed by the musicians of Danú (December 10), an engagement
held in conjunction with Hancher Auditorium’s Visiting Artist Series. As the
University of Iowa auditorium, following Hancher’s 2008 flooding, is still in
its renovation process, the Englert will also house three other Visiting Artist
events this winter. One is February 7’s Kronos Quartet presentation featuring
chamber music performed to an accompanying film piece titled Beyond Zero:
1914-1918. Another is March 11’s booking of The Nile Project, featuring world
musicians from 11 countries that share the Nile River. And the third is February
27’s stage production by the traveling Roseneath Theatre titled La Maleta, a
bilingual family event whose online description begins: “Ten-year-old Roca
leaves Columbia for North America clutching her suitcase, in which she believes
her grandmother is hiding.” And The Joshua Show held my favorite-openingdescription ranking for all of 350 words. For more on the Englert Theatre’s winter
events, visit Englert.org. – Mike Schulz

General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm
Wed Mar 18.

Outlying Areas

November & December

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.
Dudley Saunders: In These Boxes, n
exhilarating and heartbreaking mix of live
music, transmedia and video art exploring
the human need to keep the dead from
disappearing by holding onto their things;
a post-show discussion will follow the
performance; $10-13; for information and
tickets, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts,
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org,
7pm Mon Dec 1.
Regina Music Department Christmas
Concert, celebrate with various middle

and high school bands from Regina as they
perform both band standards and holiday
music; donations encouraged; for information,
call 319-248-9372 or -email coralvillearts@
ci.coralville.ia.us, Coralville Center for the
Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville, IA,
CoralvilleArts.org, 7pm Mon Dec 1.
Iowa City Girls’ Choir, concert performed
by 4th-6th grade girls from Iowa City and
surrounding communities; $5/family suggested
donation; for information, call 319-248-9372 or
-email coralvillearts@ci.coralville.ia.us, Coralville
Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St.,
Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 6:30pm Wed
Dec 3.
Korby Lenker, concert with the Nashvillebased singer/songwriter; $10-13; for tickets
and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/
Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
LegionArts.org, 7pm Wed Dec 3.
The Oak Ridge Boys, multi-platinum-selling
country artists in concert; $35-55; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com,
7:30pm Wed Dec 3.
Counting Crows, multi-platinumselling rockers on their “Somewhere Under
Wonderland” tour, with an opening set by Twin
Forks; $59-69; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Thu
Dec 4.
Dan Knight & Friends: A Jazz Christmas,
holiday concert with vocalist Marcia Hughes
and other local musicians; $12-15; for
information, call 319-248-9372 or -email
coralvillearts@ci.coralville.ia.us, Coralville
Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St.,
Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 7:30pm Thu
Dec 4.
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 319622-3222, Iowa Theatre Artists Company, 4709
220th Trail, Amana, IA, IowaTheatreArtists.org,
Sat Dec 6.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, classic
Christmas hits from the classical-pop artists
and multimedia effects in an intimate setting;
$35-73; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, U.S.
Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, USCellularCenter.com, 8pm Sat Dec 6.
UI Opera Workshop Scenes Program,
featuring performances from “Don Giovanni,”
“HMS Pinafore,” “Der Rosenkavalier,” “The
Coronation of Poppea,” “Les Pecheurs de Perles,”
and “A Little Night Music”; free; for information,
call 319-248-9372 or -email coralvillearts@
ci.coralville.ia.us, Coralville Center for the
Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville, IA,
CoralvilleArts.org, 8pm Sat Dec 6.
Willy Porter, concert with the folk singer/
songwriter; $16-19; for tickets and information,
call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd
St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 8pm Sat
Dec 6.
Duo Rosa, concert featuring works by Bach,
Telemann, LeClair, Nardini, Mancini, and Berio,
as well as some Christmas carols, with violists
Elizabeth Oakes from the University of Iowa
and Nathalie Cruden from the Des Moines
Symphony; $5-10 at the door; for information,
call 563-652-9925, Maquoketa Art Experience
Studio & Gallery, 124 S. Main St., Maquoketa, IA,
Maquoketa-Art.org, 4pm Sun Dec 7.
Festival of Carols, a festive cornucopia of
carols, cocoa and stories, including special
performances and a visit by Santa; free; for
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 7pm Tue Dec 9.
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

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Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets, 7:30pm Wed Dec 10.
Joy of Christmas: Augustana Kammarkor,
free; for information, e-mail Lauren Reid at
laurenreid@augustana.edu or call 309-7947306, Jenny Lind Chapel, 6th St & Oak St,
Andover, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 7:30pm Wed
Dec 10.
A Skaggs Family Christmas, multiinstrumentalist Ricky Skaggs, musical clan The
Whites, and their families perform Christmas
classics and brand-new holiday gems; $30-50;
for tickets and information, call 877-677-3456,
Riverside Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway
22, Riverside, IA, RiversideCasinoAndResort.
com, 8pm Fri Dec 12.
Christmas with the Quad City Singers,
reserve by Dec. 3 for Dec. 12 & 13 concerts;
new arrangements of “Joy to the World,” “In
Dulci Jubilo,” and other festive favorites with
the area vocal ensemble, under the direction
of Lori Potts; 6pm social hour, 7pm dinner and
concert; $40; for information and to reserve,
call 309-764-2612, Lavender Crest Winery, 5401
US Highway 6, Colona, IL, QuadCitySingers.org,
7pm Fri Dec 12 and Sat Dec 13.
The Great Bluegrass Herons Christmas
Concert, sixth-anniversary presentation of
much-loved acoustic classics and toe-tapping
bluegrass favorites; Fri. 7:30pm, Sat 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, Fri Dec 12 and Sat Dec 13.
Pieta Brown and The Pines, singer/
songwriters in concert; $18-22; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 8pm Sat Dec 13.
The Ponce Brothers, twin rock duo 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 Sat Dec 13.
A Nova Christmas, Laura Lane directs a
concert of Christmas favorites with guests from
the Galesburg High School Chamber Singers;
$10-15, free for students; for information and
tickets, call 309-341-7038 or e-mail nova@knox.
edu, First Lutheran Church - Galesburg, 364
E. Water St., Galesburg, IL, NovaSingers.com,
7:30pm Fri Dec 19.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas,
multimedia holiday show with Chip Davis’
Grammy-winning ensemble; Fri. 7:30pm, Sat.
2 & 7:30pm; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St., Des
Moines, IA, DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, Fri
Dec 19 and Sat Dec 20.
Air Supply, concert with the chart-topping
pop stars; $32-52; for tickets and information,
call 877-677-3456, Riverside Casino Event
Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA,
RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 8pm Sat Dec 20.
Bonnie Koloc, jazz, folk, and blues
music with the Iowa native; for information
and tickets, call 515-246-2300, Civic
Center of Greater Des Moines Temple
Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, 7:30pm Sat
Dec 20.
Heartache Tonight: The Music of
the Eagles, New Year’s Eve concert with
the musicians of “Hotel California” and
“Take It Easy” fame; $25-30; for tickets and
information, call 563-652-9815, Ohnward Fine
Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa, IA,
OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com, 7pm Wed Dec 31.
The Fez, New Year’s Eve party with the
groove, pop, rock, and soul musicians; $20-22;
for information and tickets, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, Englert.org, 8:30pm Wed Dec 31.

January
Barbra & Frank: The Concert That Never

Was, concert tribute to Streisand and Sinatra,
performed by Sharon Owens and Sebastian
Anzaldo; $15-23; for tickets and information,
call 641-472-2787, Stephen Sondheim Center
for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts &
Convention Center, Fairfield, IA, FairfieldACC.
com, 7:30pm Fri Jan 9.
Orchestra Iowa: Madness & Musings,
presented by the Orchestra Iowa Chamber
Players, music from the Baroque period to
the 20th Century featuring works by Corelli,
Dohnanyi, and Schumann; $25; for information,
call 319-248-9372 or -email coralvillearts@
ci.coralville.ia.us, Coralville Center for the
Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville, IA,
CoralvilleArts.org, 2:30pm Sun Jan 11.
Don Giovanni, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
performs Mozart’s opera, with Orchestra Iowa
musicians conducted by Daniel Kleinknecht
and stage direction by William Ferrara; for
tickets, call 319-366-8203, Paramount Theatre,
123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, OrchestraIowa.
org, 8pm Fri Jan 16.
Des Moines Symphony Family Concert,
experience a live symphony and be introduced
to classical music in a special concert event
for children; $10; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St., Des
Moines, IA, DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, 1pm
Sat Jan 17.
The Duhks, Canadian acoustic-roots quintet
in concert; $17-21; for tickets and information,
call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd
St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm
Sun Jan 18.
Don Giovanni, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
performs Mozart’s opera, with Orchestra Iowa
musicians conducted by Daniel Kleinknecht
and stage direction by William Ferrara; for
tickets, call 319-366-8203, Paramount Theatre,
123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, OrchestraIowa.
org, 2pm Sun Jan 18.
Ana Gasteyer, jazz concert with the
Broadway performer and former “Saturday
Night Live” star; for information and tickets,
call 515-246-2300, Civic Center of Greater Des
Moines Temple Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des
Moines, IA, DesMoinesPerformingArts.org,
7:30pm Fri Jan 23.
Scrap Metal, 80s and 90s rock with Gunnar
and Matthew Nelson of Nelson, Mark Slaughter
of Slaughter, Eric Martin of Mr. Big, and Janet
Gardner of Vixen; $24-44; for tickets and
information, call 877-677-3456, Riverside
Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside, IA, RiversideCasinoAndResort.com,
8pm Sat Jan 24.

February
Suchon Wind Quintet with Michiko Otaki,
concert with Otaki and the leading wind
players of the Slovak Sinfonietta; $30-45; for
tickets and information, call 641-472-2787,
Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing
Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center,
Fairfield, IA, FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Mon
Feb 2.
First Chairs Forward, the Knox-Galesburg
Symphony presents a program featuring
KGS principal clarinet Eric Ginsberg, principal
violoncello Carolyn Suda, and pianist Bruce
Polay performing works by Beethoven, Brahms,
Prokofiev, and Polay; for information, call 309342-2299, The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg
St., Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, Sat Feb 7.
Kronos Quartet: Beyond Zero (19141918), a new multimedia work, composed
by Aleksandra Vrebalov with a film by Bill
Morrison, commemorating the centennial
of the outbreak of World War I, in a Hancher
Auditorium Visiting Artists presentation; for
tickets and information, call 319-335-1160,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets,
7:30pm Sat Feb 7.

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MUSIC
CONCERTS

Outlying Areas

February

Dave Mason, concert with the classic-rock
singer/songwriter; $35; for information and
tickets, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org,
7pm Sun Feb 8.
Gaelic Storm, concert with the charttopping Celtic musicians; $35; for information
and tickets, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 8pm Wed Feb 11.
Terell Stafford Quintet, 7 & 9:30pm
concerts with the trumpet player and his
ensemble, in a Hancher Auditorium Visiting
Artists presentation; for tickets and information,
call 319-335-1160, The Mill, 120 E. Burlington
St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.hancher.uiowa.
edu/tickets, 7pm Fri Feb 13.
Joseph Hall’s Elvis, rock ‘n’ roll tribute with
the famed King impersonator; $15-26; for
tickets and information, call 641-472-2787,
Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing
Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center,
Fairfield, IA, FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Sat Feb
14.
Nova Singers: Journeys and
Transformations, Laura Lane directs the
professional vocal ensemble; $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.,
Knox College, Galesburg, IL, NovaSingers.com,
7:30pm Sat Feb 14.
Sweet Dreams and Honky Tonk, concert
event featuring the music of Hank Williams,
Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, and Johnny
Cash $10-28; for tickets and information,
call 563-659-3811, Central Performing
Arts Center, 519 E. 11th St., DeWitt, IA,
CentralPerformingArtsCenter.org, 3pm Sun
Feb 15.
The Hot Sardines, eight-piece ensemble
led by Miz Elizabeth performs American jazz
with a modern touch and French undertones;
for information and tickets, call 515-246-2300,
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines Temple
Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, 7:30pm Thu
Feb 19.
Knox-Galesburg Symphony, the program
includes Flynn’s Larghetta for String Orchestra,
a KGS International Call for Scores work; Knox
College alumnis Kim Pokin Lee and Janet
Mensen Reynolds will be featured in VillaLobos “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5” and the KGS
performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4; for
information, call 309-342-2299, The Orpheum
Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL,
TheOrpheum.org, Sat Feb 21.
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, concert
with the Grammy-winning banjo musicians;
$35-55; for information and tickets, call 319688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Tue Feb 24.
Unbreakable: Tribute to the King of
Pop, Michael Knight in a concert celebration
of Michael Jackson; $21-37; for tickets and
information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen
Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts,
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield, IA,
FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Sat Feb 28.

March
Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela,
American folk and jazz musicians in concert;
$25-35; for information and tickets, call 319688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Tue Mar 3.

Stayin’ Alive: A Tribute to the Bee Gees @ Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, November 29
Spencer Myer, concert with the New
Orleans International Piano Competition
gold-medal winner; $5-15; for tickets and
information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen
Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts,
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield, IA,
FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Thu Mar 5.
Pacifica Quartet, ensemble performs a
program featuring a new work by Pulitzer Prizewinner Shulamit Ran, 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,
http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets, 7:30pm
Fri Mar 6.
The Fab Four, Beatles tribute artists in
concert; $35-55; for information and tickets,
call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm
Fri Mar 6.
Sammy Kershaw Unplugged, acoustic
concert with the country singer; $15-37; for
tickets and information, call 641-472-2787,
Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing
Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center,
Fairfield, IA, FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Sat Mar
7.
Scrap Arts Music, concert featuring
instruments fashioned from industrial scrap
and offbeat materials ranging from accordion
parts to artillery shells; $10; for tickets, call 800745-3000, Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut
St., Des Moines, IA, DesMoinesPerformingArts.
org, 1pm Sat Mar 7.
The Perdito Martinez Group, concert with
the Cuban jazz artist and his ensemble; for
information and tickets, call 515-246-2300,
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines Temple
Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, 7:30pm Sun
Mar 8.
The Nile Project, performers from the 11
countries sharing the Nile River in a musical
conversation designed to foster cross-cultural
empathy and inspire environmental curiosity,
in a Hancher Auditorium Visiting Artists
presentation; for tickets and information,
call 319-335-1160, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets, 7:30pm Wed Mar
11.
Harlem Gospel Choir, power vocals and
contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and
blues; $15-37; for tickets and information, call
641-472-2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for
the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention
Center, Fairfield, IA, FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm
Sat Mar 14.
Miranda Lambert, Grammy-nominated
country superstar in her “Certified Platinum

Tour,” performing with Justin Moore and Sunny
Sweeney; $52.75; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
U.S. Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, USCellularCenter.com, 7:30pm Sat
Mar 14.

CALLS FOR ENTRY

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 Wed Nov 26 thru
Mon Mar 16.
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 Dec 1 thru Mon Mar 16.
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 Dec
2 thru Tue Mar 17.
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 Dec
4 thru Thu Mar 12.

CLASSES & EVENTS
December & January
Group Guitar 101, on Thursdays; a
specialized class teaching the fundamental
building blocks of guitar playing; the program
will have a strong emphasis on tuning by
ear, strumming techniques, open chords, bar
chords, finger-picking, and playing songs of
all kinds; $15-20/class; for information and to
register, call 563-326-1333, RME (River Music
Experience), 129 N. Main St., Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 6:30pm Thu Dec 4
thru Thu Dec 18.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Inside
the Music, an afternoon conversation with
QCSO Music Director Mark Russell Smith on
the weekend’s “Masterworks” concerts; free;
for information, call 563-322-7276, Hotel
Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,

QCSymphony.com, Thu Dec 4.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson,
learn about the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra’s “Masterworks” event with Swanson,
conductor Mark Russell Smith, and special
guests; free; for information, call 563-322-7276,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
QCSymphony.com, 7pm Sat Dec 6.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Afterglow, enjoy free hors d’oeuvres, a cash
bar, and the chance to socialize with the
musicians from the evening’s Adler Theatre
concert; free; for information, call 563322-7276, Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, QCSymphony.com, 10pm Sat
Dec 6.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson,
learn about the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra’s “Masterworks” event with Swanson,
conductor Mark Russell Smith, and special
guests; free; for information, call 563-322-7276,
Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCSymphony.com, 1pm
Sun Dec 7.
Trax from the Stax, music discussion; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Thu Jan 15.

February & March
Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Inside
the Music, an afternoon conversation with
QCSO Music Director Mark Russell Smith on
the weekend’s “Masterworks” concerts; free;
for information, call 563-322-7276, Hotel
Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
QCSymphony.com, Thu Feb 5.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson,
learn about the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra’s “Masterworks” event with Swanson,
conductor Mark Russell Smith, and special
guests; free; for information, call 563-322-7276,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
QCSymphony.com, 7pm Sat Feb 7.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Afterglow,
enjoy free hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and
the chance to socialize with the musicians
from the evening’s Adler Theatre concert;
free; for information, call 563-322-7276, Hotel
Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
QCSymphony.com, 10pm Sat Feb 7.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson,
learn about the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra’s “Masterworks” event with Swanson,
conductor Mark Russell Smith, and special
guests; free; for information, call 563-322-7276,
Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCSymphony.com, 1pm
Sun Feb 8.
Trax from the Stax, music discussion; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Thu Feb 19.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Inside
the Music, an afternoon conversation with
QCSO Music Director Mark Russell Smith on
the weekend’s “Masterworks” concerts; free;
for information, call 563-322-7276, Hotel
Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
QCSymphony.com, Thu Mar 5.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson,
learn about the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra’s “Masterworks” event with Swanson,
conductor Mark Russell Smith, and special
guests; free; for information, call 563-322-7276,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
QCSymphony.com, 7pm Sat Mar 7.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Afterglow,
enjoy free hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and
the chance to socialize with the musicians
from the evening’s Adler Theatre concert;
free; for information, call 563-322-7276, Hotel
Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,

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QCSymphony.com, 10pm Sat Mar 7.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson,
learn about the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra’s “Masterworks” event with Swanson,
conductor Mark Russell Smith, and special
guests; free; for information, call 563-322-7276,
Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCSymphony.com, 1pm
Sun Mar 8.

LITERARY ARTS

READINGS & DISCUSSIONS
December
Cherry Cola Book Club, a discussion of
Ashton lee’s book with the Alpha Book Club
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 Dec 1.
Connie Corcoran Wilson, pictures and
a book signing of the new Christmas Cats
book “The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats”,
Razzleberries, 227 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire, IA,
TheXmasCats.com, 5pm Fri Dec 5.
Thru the Stones, a convention and book
signing with the world-famous author of the
“Outlander” books Diana Gabaldon and actor
Dougal MacKenzie of Starz’ current “Outlander”
TV series; with classes, presentations, and
activities that all have direct connections to
the “Outlander” series, plus a Scottish-themed
dinner and Pipes and Drums Concert on Dec.
6; for information, call 309-526-8762 or e-mail
debf@qconline.com, Davenport RiverCenter,
136 E. 3rd St, Davenport, IA, ThruTheStones.
com, Fri Dec 5.
Connie Corcoran Wilson, book signing
for the new Christmas Cats book, Book World
- SouthPark Mall, 4500 16th St., Moline, IL,
TheXmasCats.com, 1pm Sat Dec 6.

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free; for information,
Wilson, photographs
call 563-326-7832,
and books available
Fairmount Street
for purchase in The
Library, 3000 N.
Christmas Cats series,
Fairmount St.,
Freddy’s Fritters,
Davenport, IA,
1111 Jersey Ridge
DavenportLibrary.
Rd., Davenport, IA,
com, 10am Mon
TheXmasCats.com,
Dec 8.
6pm Sat Dec 6.
Get Lit: Three
Writers’ Studio,
Graves Full, a
share your works with
discussion of Jamie
other area writers; for
Mason’s book; free;
information, call 563Yuriko Yamaguchi’s Web #5 @ Figge Art for information, call
324-1410, Midwest
563-344-4179 or
Museum, January 24-May 31
Writing Center, 225
e-mail cwalters@
E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
bettendorf.org, Dunn
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org,
Bros. Coffee, 787 Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA,
11am Sat Dec 6.
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Dec 9.
DAGOBAH, the “Davenport Area Gathering
Read Local: Connie Corcoran Wilson,
of Books and Humanoids” discuss all things
a presentation by the East Moline author
relating to science-fiction and fantasy books,
featuring the “Christmas Cats” series; free; for
music, and movies; free; for information,
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
(Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Mon Dec 8.
Wed Dec 10.
O! The Horror! Or: Dickinson Goes Gothic,
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary
in honor of the 184th birthday of Emily
fiction and non-fiction at this lively book
Dickinson, SAU professor Bea Jacobson will lead discussion group; free; for information, call 563a discussion of her poetry; followed by birthday
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
cake and discussion; free; for information,
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Dec 10.
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
Connie Corcoran Wilson, local author
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Dec 8.
Wilson signs her new Christmas Cats book “The
See YA, read all of the great books being
Christmas Cats Encounter Bats” during Gallery
published for young adults in a completely
Hop!; location TBA, The District of Rock Island,
adult setting; free; for information, call 563100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock Island, IL,
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
TheXmasCats.com, 6pm Fri Dec 12.
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
Connie Corcoran Wilson, book signing
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Dec 8.
with the local author of “The Christmas Cats
Shorts & Sweets @ Fairmount, discuss
Encounter Bats”, The Book Rack - Davenport,
short stories, journal articles, poetry, and more,
4764 Elmore Ave., Davenport, IA, TheXmasCats.
and enjoy a delicious dessert while discussing;
com, 1pm Sat Dec 13.

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Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, a discussion of
Susan Ella MacNeal’s book with the Mystery
Book Discussion Group; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 9:30am Sat Dec 13.
Connie Corcoran Wilson, book signing
with the local author held in conjunction with
geneseo’s annual Christmas Walk, Four Seasons,
120 S. State St., Geneseo, IL, TheXmasCats.com,
Sat Dec 13.
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 Dec 16.
A Stillness at Appomattox, a discussion
with the Contemporary Books Discussion
Group; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 7pm Wed Dec 17.
Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid,
a discussion of Bill Bryson’s book with the
Contemporary Books Discussion Group; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm
Wed Dec 17.
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 Dec 18.
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 20.

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READINGS & DISCUSSIONS
January
Confederates in the Attic, a discussion
of Tony Horwitz’s book with the Alpha Book
Club 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 Jan 5.
Louise’s War, a discussion of Sarah Shaber’s
book with the Mystery Book Discussion
Group; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 9:30am Sat Jan 10.
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary
fiction and non-fiction at this lively book
discussion group; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Jan 14.
Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and
Moultrie in 1860-61, discussion of Abner
Doubleday’s eBook with the Civil War Book
Discussion group; free; for information, call
309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu
Jan 15.
Emma, a discussion of Jane Austen’s book
with the 30/31 Book Club; 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 Jan 19.
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 Jan 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 Jan
20.
Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid,
a discussion of Bill Bryson’s book with the
Contemporary Books Discussion Group; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Wed Jan 21.
The Woman in White, a discussion of
Wilkie Collins’ book with the Contemporary
Books Discussion Group; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Jan 21.
River Readings: Jessica Lamb-Shapiro,
readings by the fiction and nonfiction author,
with a reception and book-signing afterward;
free; for information, call 309-794-7316, Wilson
Center - Augustana College, 639 38th St., Rock
Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts/river-readings,
7pm Tue Jan 27.
The Art Forger, a discussion of B.A.
Shapiro’s book with the Southwest Branch
Book Club; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Jan 27.
Odd?Rod: Spoken Word Poet, in the
BeeHive, Lower Level of Ambrose Hall;
overcoming the adversities of a very difficult
childhood, Odd?Rod inspires others through
his spoken-word show; free; for information,
contact Ramona Amos at 563-333-6023 or
amosramonal@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University,
518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7pm
Thu Jan 29.

February & March

Shen Yun @ Adler Theatre, February 17 & 18
The Shoemaker’s Wife, a discussion of
Adriana Trigiani’s book with the Alpha Book
Club 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 Feb 2.
Get Lit: Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles,
a discussion of Ron Currie Jr.’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 Feb 10.
Read Local, local author to be announced;
free; for information, call 563-344-4179 or
e-mail cwalters@bettendorf.org, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Wed Feb 11.
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary
fiction and non-fiction at this lively book
discussion group; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Feb 11.
Jade Lady Burning, a discussion of Martin
Limon’s book with the Mystery Book Discussion
Group; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 9:30am Sat Feb 14.
Claire of the Sea Light, a discussion of
Edwidge Danticat’s book with the 30/31 Book
Club; 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 Feb 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 Feb 17.
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 Feb
17.
The Tragedy of Arthur, a discussion of

Arthur Phillips’ book with the Contemporary
Books Discussion Group; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Feb 18.
The Woman in White, a discussion of
Wilkie Collins’ book with the Contemporary
Books Discussion Group; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Feb 18.
Army Life in a Black Regiment, discussion
of Thomas Wentworth Higgins’ eBook with
the Civil War Book Discussion group; free; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Thu Feb 19.
State of Wonder, a discussion of Ann
Patchett’s book with the Alpha Book Club
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 Mar 2.
The Light Between Oceans, a discussion
of ML Stedman’s book with the 30/31 Book
Club; 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 Mar 16.
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 Mar
17.

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 Nov 30 thru Sun Dec 28.
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, 111 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 5pm
Thu Dec 18.

THEATRE

PERFORMANCES
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Now Playing

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, stage
version of the classic screen musical, directed
by Ann Nieman; Wed., Fri., & Sat. 5:45pm doors,
6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm pre-show, 7:45pm show;
Wed. matinees 11:30am doors, 11:45am12:45pm plated lunch,1pm pre-show, 1:30pm
show; Sun. 3:45pm doors, 4-5pm buffet,
5:15pm pre-show, 5:45pm show; $44.41-50.16;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733
ext. 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, Wed Nov 26
thru Sun Dec 28.
‘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 Sat Dec 27.

Opening in December
A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol, holidaythemed musical-comedy follow-up to “The
1940s Radio Hour,” directed by Tom Morrow;
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.
Annie, the Tony-winning music comedy
presented by a mostly-student cast; Fri.
7pm, Sat. 2 & 7pm; $10.50; for tickets and
information, call 563-340-7816 or e-mail
dinohayz@gmail.com, The Center for
Living Arts, 2008 4th Ave, Rock Island, IL,

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CenterForLivingArts.org, Fri Dec 5 thru Sat
Dec 13.
Murder in the Double-Wide, dinner and
a murder with the It’s a Mystery! players,
written by Scott Naumann; 6:30pm doors;
$35 dinner-and-show tickets; for information
and to reserve, call 563-344-9187 or visit
SkellingtonManor.com, Skellington Manor
Banquet & Event Center, 420 18th St, Rock
Island, IL, ItsAMysteryQC.com, 6:30pm Fri Dec
5.
Were You There on That Christmas
Night?, a Christmas musical by Natalie Sleeth
Lloyd Larson; a light dinner will be served
in the Parish Center immediately following;
free; for information, call 309-798-2098, St.
Patrick Catholic Church, 9619 140th St. West,
Andalusia, IL, StPatrickAndalusia.org, 6pm Sat
Dec 6.
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, family musical
based on Dr. Seuss’ book, directed by Daniel
Rairdin-Hale; $8-9; for tickets and information,
call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 518
W Locust St, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/theatre,
3pm Sat Dec 6 and Sun Dec 7.
Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly) Updated Fables,
family-comedy adaptation of five of Aesop’s
famous tales, written by Augustana alumna
Kim Esop Wylie; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sat. & Sun.
1:30pm; $9-11; for tickets and information,
call 309-794-7306, Potter Theatre - Augustana
College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/arts, Thu Dec 11 thru Sun Dec
14.
A Christmas Carol, musical adaptation of
Charles Dickens’ holiday tale by Tristan Tapscott
and Danny White, directed by Matt Mercer;
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 Dec 12 thru Sun Dec
21.
Ballet Quad Cities Presents: The
Nutcracker, annual presentation of
Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, with
accompaniment by Orchestra Iowa; Sat. 1:30
& 7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; $10-35; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-3779, Adler Theatre,
136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, BalletQuadCities.
com, Sat Dec 13 and Sun Dec 14.
Cruise into Murder, dinner and a murder
with the It’s a Mystery! players, written by Patti
Flaherty; 6:30pm doors; $35 dinner-and-show
tickets; for information and to reserve, call
563-344-9187 or visit SkellingtonManor.com,
Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 420
18th St, Rock Island, IL, ItsAMysteryQC.com,
6:30pm Fri Dec 19.
Sister Act: The Musical, Broadway’s
musical-comedy hit based on the Whoopi
Goldberg comedy, in a Broadway at the Adler
presentation; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 3pm Sun Dec 21.

Opening in January
Barely Heirs, slapstick comedy by David
Lassig, directed by Don Hazen; 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 Jan 9 thru Sun Jan 18.
Les Miserables, Broadway’s Tony-winning
musical smash based on the Victor Hugo novel;
Wed., Fri., Sat., and Jan. 15: 5:45pm doors,
6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm pre-show, 7:45pm show;
Wed. matinees 11:30am doors, 11:45am12:45pm plated lunch,1pm pre-show, 1:30pm
show; Sun. 3:45pm doors, 4-5pm buffet,
5:15pm pre-show, 5:45pm show; $44.41-50.16;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733
ext. 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, Wed Jan 14
thru Wed Mar 18.
Guys & Dolls, Frank Loesser’s musicalcomedy classic in a Broadway at the Adler

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presentation; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Wed Jan 21.
Julius Caesar, the Prenzie Players’
production of Shakespeare’s historical drama,
directed by Tracy Skaggs; Fri. & Sat. 8pm, $15;
Thu. 8pm, $10; Sun. 2pm, $10; for information
and tickets, call 563-484-4210 or e-mail info@
prenzieplayers.com, QC Theatre Workshop,
1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport, IA, PrenziePlayers.
com, Fri Jan 23 thru Sat Jan 31.
Angels in America: Perestroika, part two
of Tony Kushner’s Tony Award-winning 1980s
fantasia, directed by Tristan Layne Tapscott;
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 Jan 23 thru Sun Feb 1.
Things Being What They Are, New
Ground Theatre presents Wendy MacLeod’s
comedy drama, directed by Bryan Woods;
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 Jan 23 thru Sun
Feb 1.

Opening in February & March
Katrina: The K Word, Hurricane Katrina
drama created by Lisa Brenner and Suzanne
Trauth, based on transcripts of interviews
they conducted with New Orleans residents in
2007; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; $9-11;
for tickets and information, call 309-794-7306,
Potter Theatre - Augustana College, 3701 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, Fri
Feb 6 thru Sun Feb 8.
Little Red Riding Hood, stage version of the
Brothers Grimm story, adapted by Roger Pavey
Sr.; 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 Feb 14
thru Sun Feb 22.
Glengarry Glen Ross, David’s Mamet’s
Pulizer Prize- and Tony-winning comedy,
directed by Corinne Johnson; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm,
Sun. 3pm; $9-13; for tickets and information,
call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 518
W Locust St, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/theatre,
Fri Feb 20 thru Sun Feb 22.
Ballet Quad Cities Presents: Love Stories
featuring Romeo & Juliet, annual presentation
of short dance vignettes; $12-22; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-3779, Scottish
Rite Cathedral, 1800 7th Ave., Moline, IL,
BalletQuadCities.com, 7:30pm Fri Feb 27 and
Sat Feb 28.
Big Rock Candy Mountain, musical-comedy
of bluegrass favorites by Tristan Tapscott
and Danny White; $12-15; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa
‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 7pm Fri Feb 27 and Sat Feb 28.
Playwrights Festival, New Ground
Theatre’s annual presentation of short stage
works; 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 Mar 6 thru Sun
Mar 15.
A Steady Rain, Chicago-cop drama by
Keith Huff, directed by Tyson Danner; Fri. &
Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; “pay what it’s worth”
ticket pricing; for information, call 563-6502396, QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave.,
Davenport, IA, QCTheatreWorkshop.org, Fri
Mar 13 thru Sun Mar 15.
13th of Paris, romantic comedy by Mat
Smart, directed by Dana Moss-Peterson; 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 Mar 13 thru Sun Mar 15.

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THEATRE

PERFORMANCES
Outlying Areas

Now Playing

A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol, holidaythemed sequel to the musical comedy “The
1940s Radio Hour”; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm; Wed.,
Thu., & Thu. 2pm; $18.50-28; for tickets and
information, call 319-622-6262, Old Creamery
Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA, OldCreamery.
com, Wed Nov 26 thru Sun Dec 14.
Red, John Logan’s Tony-winning drama
about painter Mark Rothko, presented by
Fourth Room Theatre; $15-18; for tickets
and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/
Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
LegionArts.org, 8pm Fri Nov 28 and Sat Nov
29.
Shrek: The Musical, Tony-winning musical
comedy based on the animated smash; 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 Nov 28 thru Sun Nov 30.
Rounding Third, a Festival 56 presentation
of Richard Dresser’s baseball-themed comedy/
drama; $13-26; for tickets and information, call
815-879-5656, Grace Performing Arts Center,
316 S. Main St., Princeton, IL, Festival56.com, Fri
Nov 28 thru Sat Dec 6.
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 28 thru Sun
Dec 7.
The Santaland Diaries, one-man holiday
comedy based on David Sedaris’ short story; Fri.
& Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $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.
A Christmas Carol, Paul Morella’s adaptation
of Charles Dickens’ holiday tale told as a oneman show performed by Tim Budd, directed by
Ron Clark; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $20-30;
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 14.
Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman
Smells, family musical adapted by Allison
Gregory from the book by Barbara Park;
Saturdays 10am, Nov. 29 at 1pm, Dec. 11 at
7pm; $8.50-9; for tickets and information, call
319-622-6262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th
Ave., Amana, IA, OldCreamery.com, Sat Nov 29
thru Sat Dec 13.

Opening in December
A Seussified Christmas Carol, the Young
Footliters’ performance of Peter Bledel’s
holiday tale, directed by Tara Acton, featuring
a readers’-theatre performance of “How the
Grinch Stole Christmas”; Fri. 7pm, Sat. 2 & 7pm;
free, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library &
Museum, 210 Parkside Dr., West Branch, IA,
YoungFootliters.wordpress.com, Fri Dec 5 and
Sat Dec 6.
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 Sat Dec 13.
Camo! The Musical, musical collaboration
with Combined Efforts Theatre, Iowa’s

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Music and Movies

The Redstone Room
November through February

D

avenport’s Redstone Room
can traditionally be counted
on for performances by some
of the most entertaining artists
in modern music. Who could
have predicted that, this season
at least, the venue could also be
counted on for screenings of
some of the most entertaining
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classics of modern cinema?
As usual, there’s an incredible, varied lineup of musicians set to take over the
Redstone Room during the winter months. This particular month, for example,
wraps up with concerts by the jazz and funk talents of Family Groove Company
(November 28) and the piano-pop rockers of Minus Six (November 29). They’ll
be followed, in December, by a scheduled quintet of bookings: songwriter/
historian Ben Sidran and his quartet performing two events in the Jewish
Federation of the Quad Cities’ “Jews Rock!” series (December 9 and 10); a night
with singer/songwriter and Quad City Arts Visiting Artist J.M. James (December
12); a new Déjà Vu Rendezvous evening boasting the funky talents of 10 of Soul
(December 20); the thrilling jazz of the local-boys-and-a-gal-made-good outfit
Hot Club of Davenport (December 27); and a concert that rings in 2015 with the
beloved roots artists of Cornmeal and Chicago Farmer (December 31). The new
year itself will subsequently boast gigs featuring Americana musicians The Way
Down Wanderers (January 8); a pair of Déjà Vu Rendezvous events showcasing
the rock, pop, and country musicians of Soul Storm (January 9) and the Grateful
Dead tribute Terrapin Flyer (January 15); and the Canadian blues-rock guitarist
Anthony Gomes (January 31). And when February finally rolls around, it’ll be
time for another quartet of sensational Redstone Room engagements: countryblues and early-jazz icon Pokey LaFarge (February 20); indie rock performed
solely on strings with the Portland Cello Project (February 21); exhilarating
funk and rock delivered by Brainchild and The Low Down (February 27);
and a month-ending night with Chicago’s five-piece roots ensemble Old Shoe
(February 28). That’s an awesome lineup of musicians. How about an awesome
lineup of movies to match? Because in addition to all of its concerts this winter,
the Redstone Room will be treating film fans to free, every-other-Tuesday
screenings in its “Redstone Reels” series, followed by nightly discussion and
trivia games. The Coen brothers’ endlessly quotable bluegrass comedy O Brother,
Where Art Thou? will entertain Dapper Dan men (and women) on December
2, while the David Bowie fantasy adventure Labyrinth screens on December
16. A pair of acclaimed, music-themed documentaries – Muscle Shoals and the
Oscar-winning 20 Feet from Stardom – hit the Redstone Room on January 13,
while an early Richard Linklater classic (and Matthew McConaughey screen
debut) brings the ’70s to life in January 27’s Dazed & Confused. Oh, and I nearly
forgot December 30’s “Redstone Reels” night with the time-travelers of Bill &
Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Whoa!!! I just gave you my very best Keanu Reeves
impression there. It’s still effective in print, right? For more on the Redstone
Room’s winter season, visit RiverMusicExperience.org. – Mike Schulz

only theatre company whose mission is
to purposefully include performers with
disabilities, directed by Krista Neuman and
Janet Schlapkohl; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
2pm; $10-18; for tickets and information,
call 319-338-0443, Iowa City Community
Theatre, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd, Iowa City, IA,
IowaCityCommunityTheatre.com, Fri Dec 5
thru Sun Dec 14.
Fruitcakes, holiday comedy directed by
Victoria Wims; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm;
$15-16; for tickets and information, call 319462-4793, Starlighters II Theatre, 200 E. Main St.,
Anamosa, IA, Starlighters.org, Fri Dec 5 thru
Sun Dec 14.
The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s holiday ballet
classic performed by Nolte Academy of Dance;

Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 2 & 7:30pm, Sun. 2 & 6:30pm;
$16-28; for tickets and information, call 319688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, Fri Dec 5 thru Sun
Dec 7.
Ballet Quad Cities Presents: 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, Sat Dec 6 and Sun Dec
7.
Grad Director Class Devised, a Special
Projects presentation directed by Ariel
Francoeur, Marina Johnson, Mario El Caponi

Mendoza, and Nina Morrison; free, Theatre
B - University of Iowa, Theatre Building, 200 N.
Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.edu,
8pm Thu Dec 11 thru Sat Dec 13.
There’s a Christmas Tree in Terminal C!,
Festival 56’s annual holiday musical about
four strangers stranded in an airport terminal
on Christmas Eve, written by Dexter Brigham;
$13-26; for tickets and information, call 815879-5656, Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S.
Main St., Princeton, IL, Festival56.com, Fri Dec
12 thru Sat Dec 20.
A Year with Frog & Toad, City Circle Acting
Company of Coralville’s production of the
family musical based on the books by Arnold
Lobel, directed by Liz Tracey; 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 Dec 12 thru Sun Dec 21.
Peoria Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker,
Tchaikovsy’s ballet classic with live music by the
Heartland Festival Orchestra; Sat. 2 & 7:30pm,
Sun 2pm; $10-45; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Sat Dec 13
and Sun Dec 14.
Theatre and Robots, a Special Projects
presentation; free, Theatre B - University of
Iowa, Theatre Building, 200 N. Riverside Dr.,
Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.edu, 8pm Mon Dec
15 thru Wed Dec 17.
Oy Vey in a Manger, holiday music and
comedy with a cappella ensemble The Kinsey
Sicks; $25-30; for tickets and information, call
319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St
SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 8pm Fri
Dec 19.
Sister Act: The Musical, Broadway’s musicalcomedy hit based on the Whoopi Goldberg
comedy; 3 & 8pm; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Sat Dec 20.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, the
Frank Capra classic performed as a 1940s radio
broadcast in front of a studio audience; $6-15;
for tickets and information, call 309-342-2299,
Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg,
IL, TheOrpheum.org, 7:30pm Sat Dec 20 and
Sun Dec 21.

Opening in January
Stomp, touring performance of the
percussive stage explosion; for tickets, call 800745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson
Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm
Mon Jan 12 and Tue Jan 13.
Cock, StageWest Theater Company presents
Mike Bartlett love-triangle drama; Wed.-Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $12.50-25; for tickets and
information, call 515-309-0251, Des Moines
Social Club, 1408 Locust St., Des Moines, IA,
StageWestIowa.com, Fri Jan 16 thru Sun Jan
25.
Love & Marriage, a presentation of the
one-act plays “The Proposal” directed by
Christina Patramanis, “Bridal Terrorism” directed
by Nate Sullivan, “Laundry Bourbon” directed
by Jen Brown, and “I’m Herbert” directed
by Katherine Boothroyd; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm,
Sun. 2pm; $8-16; for tickets and information,
call 319-338-0443, Iowa City Community
Theatre, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd, Iowa City, IA,
IowaCityCommunityTheatre.com, Fri Jan 16
thru Sun Jan 25.
Thursday Theatre Talk: Lucky Me,
a discussion of the theatre’s Rob Caisley
comedy with the actors and director; free;
for information, call 319-338-7672, Riverside
Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA,
RiversideTheatre.org, 5:30pm Thu Jan 22.
Dreamgirls, Tony-winning musical drama
inspired by the careers of the Supremes; 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,

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TheatreCR.org, Fri Jan 23 thru Sun Feb 1.
Falls for Jodie, a Workshop Series
production written by Eric Holmes; free,
University of Iowa Theatre Building - Room
172, 200 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.
uiowa.edu, 8pm Fri Jan 30 and Sat Jan 31.
Lucky Me, an NNPN Rolling World Premiere
of Rob Caisley’s comedy, directed by Jody
Hovland; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $20-30;
for information and tickets, call 319-338-7672,
Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City,
IA, RiversideTheatre.org, Fri Jan 30 thru Sun
Feb 22.

Opening in February & March
Good Kids, Naomi Iizuka’s drama about a
casual sexual encounter gone wrong, directed
by Alan MacVey; Wed.-Sat. 8pm, 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 Feb 5 thru Sun Feb 15.
Doubt: A Parable, John Patrick Shanley’s
Tony- and Pulitzer prize-winning drama; Fri.
& Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $12-24; for tickets
and information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre
Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
TheatreCR.org, Fri Feb 6 thru Sun Feb 15.
Dollar Dog Reading: Luna Gale, experience
Rebecca Gilman’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 Feb 8.
Anything Goes, touring performance of
Cole Porter’s Tony-winning musical-comedy
classic; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Mon Feb 9 and
Tue Feb 10.
Ballet Quad Cities Presents: Love Stories
featuring Romeo & Juliet, Ballet Quad Cities’
annual presentation of short dance vignettes;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-3779,
Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, BalletQuadCities.com, 7:30pm Sat
Feb 14.
Black Comedy and The Real Inspector
Hound, City Circle Acting Company of
Coralville’s productions of Peter Shaffer’s and
Tom Stoppard’s one-act farces, directed by Liz
Tracey and Krista Neumann; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm,
Sun. 2pm; for information and tickets, call 319248-9372, Coralville Center for the Performing
Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.
org, Fri Feb 13 thru Sun Feb 15.
Tales from the Writers’ Room: Seven-Year
Itch, featuring the original musings of the
members of the Writers’ Room, an evening of
sketch comedy and drama, monologue, poetry
and live music provided by SPT and musical
guests; $20-25; for tickets and information, call
319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St
SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 8pm Fri
Feb 20 and Sat Feb 21.
The Janice Ian Experience, a Workshop
Series production written by Sarah Cho; free,
University of Iowa Theatre Building - Room
172, 200 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.
uiowa.edu, 8pm Fri Feb 20 and Sat Feb 21.
Why Torture Is Wrong and the People Who
Love Them, Christopher Durgan’s political
comedy about America’s growing homeland
“insecurity”; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm; $12-17; for
tickets and information, call 319-423-9820,
Unitarian Universalist Society, 10 S. Gilbert St.,
Iowa City, IA, Dreamwell.com, Fri Feb 20 thru
Sat Feb 28.
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, stagemusical biography of the famed rock ‘n’ roller;
$25-44; for tickets and information, call 641472-2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the
Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention
Center, Fairfield, IA, FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm

Sat Feb 21.
Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, stage-musical
version of the Oscar-winning animated
smash; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Fri Feb 27.
Roseneath Theatre: La Maleta, immigration
tale for grades 2-6 incorporating Spanish and
English, in a Hancher Auditorium Visiting Artists
presentation; for tickets and information,
call 319-335-1160, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets, 6:30pm Fri Feb 27.
Sea of Trees, a Workshop Series production
written by Ryan Oliveira Adam Phillips; free,
University of Iowa Theatre Building - Room
172, 200 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.
uiowa.edu, 8pm Fri Feb 27 and Sat Feb 28.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling
Bee, William Finn’s Tony-winning musical
comedy, directed by Ken Van Egdon; Fri. &
Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $10-18; for tickets
and information, call 319-338-0443, Iowa City
Community Theatre, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd,
Iowa City, IA, IowaCityCommunityTheatre.com,
Fri Feb 27 thru Sun Mar 8.
Luck of the Irish, Kirsten Greenidge’s drama
of racial and class issues, directed by Tlaloc
Rivas; Wed.-Sat. 8pm, 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 Mar 5
thru Sat Mar 14.
Walking the Wire: Classified, annual
presentation of monologues chosen from
submissions by playwrights from across the
country, directed by Jody Hovland; Thu.-Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $20-30; for information
and tickets, call 319-338-7672, Riverside
Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA,
RiversideTheatre.org, Fri Mar 6 thru Sun Mar
15.
Book Wings, a Special Projects presentation
directed by Alan MacVey; free, Theatre B University of Iowa, Theatre Building, 200 N.
Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.edu,
8pm Sat Mar 7 thru Tue Mar 10.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams’
classic produced by the Orpheum and the
Prairie Players Civic Theatre; Fri.-Sat. 7:30pm,
Sun. 2pm; $10-20; for tickets and information,
call 309-342-2299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S.
Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, Fri
Mar 13 thru Sun Mar 15.

AUDITIONS

Glengarry Glen Ross, auditions for Corinne
Johnson’s production of David Mamet’s realestate-swindler comedy, running Feb. 20-22;
Fri. 4pm, Sat. 10am; for information, call 563333-6251; Galvin Fine Arts Center, 518 W Locust
St, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/theatre, Fri Dec 5
and Sat Dec 6.
Jesus Christ Superstar / Big Fish, auditions
for the June and July musicals in Countryside
Communiy Theatre’s 32nd season; times and
audition specifics TBA; for information, e-mail
cctonstage@hotmail.com or call 563-285-6228,
North Scott High School Fine Arts Auditorium,
200 S. 1st St., Eldridge, IA, CCTOnStage.org, Sat
Jan 10.
An Evening of Commedia del Arte,
auditions for Daniel Rairdin-Hale’s movementbased production running Apr. 17-19; Mon.
6pm, Tue. 4pm; for information, call 563-3336251; Galvin Fine Arts Center, 518 W Locust St,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/theatre, Mon Jan 26
and Tue Jan 27.

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DANCE
PERFORMANCES
December
The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s holiday ballet
classic performed by Nolte Academy of Dance;
Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 2 & 7:30pm, Sun. 2 & 6:30pm;
$16-28; for tickets and information, call 319688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, Fri Dec 5 thru Sun
Dec 7.
Ballet Quad Cities Presents: 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, Sat Dec 6 and Sun Dec
7.
Ballet Quad Cities Presents: The
Nutcracker, annual presentation of
Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, with
accompaniment by Orchestra Iowa; Sat. 1:30
& 7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; $10-35; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-3779, Adler Theatre,
136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, BalletQuadCities.
com, Sat Dec 13 and Sun Dec 14.
Peoria Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker,
Tchaikovsy’s ballet classic with live music by the
Heartland Festival Orchestra; Sat. 2 & 7:30pm,
Sun 2pm; $10-45; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Sat Dec 13
and Sun Dec 14.
Bolshoi Ballet: Pharoah’s Daughter,
broadcast of the Cesare Pugni ballet; $15-18;
for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, Englert.org, 2pm Sat Dec 20.

January
Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadere, broadcast of
the Ludwig Minkus ballet; $15-18; for tickets
and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
Englert.org, 2pm Sat Jan 17.
The Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovsky’s ballet
classic performed by the Russian National
Ballet; $20-45; for tickets and information, call
309-342-2299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg
St., Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, 7:30pm
Mon Jan 19.
Dancing with the Stars, touring production
featuring many of the reality show’s most
popular competitors; $37-69; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com,
8pm Wed Jan 21.
Diavolo, fusing everyday movement
with ballet, contemporary dance, acrobatics,
gymnastics, martial arts, and hip-hop, the
program will feature three dances including
the premiere of the new work “Cubicle,” cocommissioned by Des Moines Performing
Arts; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Des Moines
Civic Center, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, 7:30pm Sat
Jan 24.
Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater,
Flamenco dance troupe performs 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 Jan 31.

February & March
Ballet Quad Cities Presents: Love Stories
featuring Romeo & Juliet, Ballet Quad Cities’
annual presentation of short dance vignettes;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-3779,
Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Cedar

Romare Bearden’s Morning @ Figge Art
Museum, through January 4
Rapids, IA, BalletQuadCities.com, 7:30pm Sat
Feb 14.
Ballet Quad Cities Presents: Love Stories
featuring Romeo & Juliet, annual presentation
of short dance vignettes; $12-22; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-3779, Scottish
Rite Cathedral, 1800 7th Ave., Moline, IL,
BalletQuadCities.com, 7:30pm Fri Feb 27 and
Sat Feb 28.
The Joffrey Ballet, the Joffrey dancers will
present chamber works highlighting their
artistry, 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, http://
www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets, 7:30pm Sat
Mar 7 and Sun Mar 8.

CLASSES & EVENTS

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, thru Wed Mar 18.
Free Line Dancing Instruction, on
Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm, and 7:30-8:30pm;
for information, call 309-517-9825, Broken
Saddle, 1417 5th Ave., Moline, IL, 6:30pm Thu
Nov 27 thru Thu Dec 18.
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.
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 Dec 1
thru Mon Dec 29.
Christmas Dance featuring the Ken
Paulsen Orchestra w/ Darlene, featuring a
wood dance floor and ample free parking;
handicap accessible and a cash bar will be
provided; singles and beginners are welcome;
$10; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 7pm Fri
Dec 12.
Lost Country Dancers’ Dance, $7; for
information, call 309-764-9357, Walcott
Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7:30pm
Fri Dec 19.
Jerry Beauchamp Dance, $10; for
information, call 563-284-5165, Walcott
Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Sat
Dec 20.
Barefoot Becky & The Ivanhoe Dutchmen
Dance, noon doors; $10; for information, call

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563-284-5165, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant
St, Walcott, IA, 2pm Thu Jan 1.
Jerry Beauchamp Dance, $10; for
information, call 563-284-5165, Walcott
Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Fri
Jan 9.
Mommy/Daddy & Me Dance for Ages
18 Months - 3 Years, Saturdays thru Apr. 11;
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; $40-55; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 10am Sat
Jan 17.

COMEDY

Scott & Rock Island Counties

November & December

2014 ComedySportz Classic: The
Establishment’s 4th Anniversary, interactive
comedy with the area’s long-running improv
troupe, celebrating its fourth anniversary
in the Establishment; $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 Wed Nov 26.
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 26 thru Wed Dec 31.
The Bix BeiderBomb Comedy Workshop,
on Thursdays; $3 to see comedians from all
walks of life perform in a jazzy setting; hosted
and produced by Andrew King; the 3rd
Thursday of each month is Heckler Night; free
for performers; for information, call 563-3282929, Boozie’s Bar & Grill, 114 1/2 W. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, Facebook.com/BixBeiderBomb,
8pm Thu Dec 18.
The Candidates: A Comedy Debate,
Andrew King and Devon Wiese stage a debate
between two fictitious politicians moderated
by a panel of judges, with the audience having
an opportunity to ask the candidates questions
and vote on the winner; $10-12; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2, The
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island,
IL, Circa21.com, 8:30pm Fri Nov 28.
T.G.I. Funny, on Fridays; an all-ages comedy
show, with “The Improv Jam,” “Dodgeball,” and
“RD (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 28 thru
Fri Dec 26.
ComedySportz, on Fridays & Saturdays;
interactive comedy with the area’s longrunning 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 Nov 28 thru Sat Dec 27.
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 29 thru
Sat Dec 27.
Studio Series Saturday, on Saturdays;
comedy show for ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz
ticket; for tickets and information, call 309-7861111, The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, EstablishmentQC.com, 9:30pm Sat
Nov 29 thru Sat Dec 27.
Chonda Pierce, platinum-selling Christian
comedienne on tour with accompanied by

Grammy winner Jason Crabb; $27-55; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E.
3rd St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm
Tue Dec 2.
Murder in the Double-Wide, dinner and
a murder with the It’s a Mystery! players,
written by Scott Naumann; 6:30pm doors;
$35 dinner-and-show tickets; for information
and to reserve, call 563-344-9187 or visit
SkellingtonManor.com, Skellington Manor
Banquet & Event Center, 420 18th St, Rock
Island, IL, ItsAMysteryQC.com, 6:30pm Fri Dec
5.
Cruise into Murder, dinner and a murder
with the It’s a Mystery! players, written by Patti
Flaherty; 6:30pm doors; $35 dinner-and-show
tickets; for information and to reserve, call
563-344-9187 or visit SkellingtonManor.com,
Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 420
18th St, Rock Island, IL, ItsAMysteryQC.com,
6:30pm Fri Dec 19.
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 Dec 19.

January
The Bix BeiderBomb Comedy Workshop,
on Thursdays; $3 to see comedians from all
walks of life perform in a jazzy setting; hosted
and produced by Andrew King; the 3rd
Thursday of each month is Heckler Night; free
for performers; for information, call 563-3282929, Boozie’s Bar & Grill, 114 1/2 W. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, facebook.com/BixBeiderBomb,
8pm Thu Jan 1 thru Thu Jan 29.
ComedySportz, on Fridays & Saturdays;
interactive comedy with the area’s longrunning 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 Jan 2 thru Sat Jan 31.
T.G.I. Funny, on Fridays; an all-ages comedy
show, with “The Improv Jam,” “Dodgeball,” and
“RD (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 Jan 2 thru
Fri Jan 30.
Studio Series Saturday, on Saturdays;
comedy show for ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz
ticket; for tickets and information, call 309-7861111, The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, EstablishmentQC.com, 9:30pm Sat
Jan 3 thru Sat Jan 31.
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 Jan 16.
Pimprov, touring production of Chicago’s
comedy show about four pimps who took
improv classes on accident; 7 & 9:30pm; $12-15;
for information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island,
IL, Circa21.com, Sat Jan 31.

February & March
The Bix BeiderBomb Comedy Workshop,
on Thursdays; $3 to see comedians from all
walks of life perform in a jazzy setting; hosted
and produced by Andrew King; the 3rd
Thursday of each month is Heckler Night; free
for performers; for information, call 563-3282929, Boozie’s Bar & Grill, 114 1/2 W. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, Facebook.com/BixBeiderBomb,
8pm Thu Feb 5 thru Thu Mar 12.
ComedySportz, on Fridays & Saturdays;
interactive comedy with the area’s longrunning improv troupe; $12; for tickets and
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ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment, 220
19th St., Rock Island, IL, ComedySportzQC.com,
7pm Fri Feb 6 thru Sat Mar 14.
T.G.I. Funny, on Fridays; an all-ages comedy
show, with “The Improv Jam,” “Dodgeball,” and
“RD (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 Feb 6 thru
Fri Feb 27.
Studio Series Saturday, on Saturdays;
comedy show for ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz
ticket; for tickets and information, call 309-7861111, The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, EstablishmentQC.com, 9:30pm Sat
Feb 7 thru Sat Feb 28.
Dan Bush Ambush, an evening with some
of the Midwest’s funniest stand-up comedians,
hosted by local comedian Bush; $10-12; for
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa
‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 8pm Sat Feb 7.
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 Feb 20.
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 Feb 21.

Outlying Areas

December & January

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 Dec 1 thru
Mon Jan 26.
The Joshua Show, a family show full of
songs, comedy, puppetry, and just a smattering
of tap dancing; $5-10; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 10am Sat Jan 17.
Up In Smoke Tour featuring Cheech
& Chong and War, a smoky night of “no
authority” comedy and horn-infused funk and
soul music; $47-81; for tickets and information,
call 319-366-8203, Paramount Theatre, 123
3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, JadePresents.com/
cheech-chong-cedar-rapids, 8pm Thu Jan 22.

February & March
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,

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10th & Locust St., Des Moines,
IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org,
Tue Mar 10 thru Sun Mar 15.

MUSEUMS

Schleswig-Holstein:
Turmoil on the DanishGerman Border, exhibit
examines the back and
forth of nationality through
decades of turmoil and war;
Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun.
noon-4pm; for information,
call 563-322-8844, German
American Heritage Center,
712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
Guys & Dolls @ Adler Theatre, January 21
GAHC.org, Wed Nov 26 thru
Mon Jan 5.
IowaCityYachtClub.org, 10pm Mon Feb 2 thru
Wonderful Preserve: A Century of
Mon Mar 16.
Recovery on Laysan Island, the exhibit
The Best of the Second City, an all-new
will offer visitors a look at the science and
show featuring some of the troupe’s best
technology that has helped to restore wildlife
sketches, songs, and improvisations; Tue.-Fri.
7:30pm, Sat. 5 & 8pm, Sun. 3pm; for information and plant life on Laysan and examine how
the ecosystem continues to change and the
and tickets, call 515-246-2300, Civic Center of
challenges the island still faces; for information,
Greater Des Moines Temple Theater, 10th &
Locust St., Des Moines, IA, DesMoinesArtCenter. call 319-335-2010, University of Iowa Museum
of Natural History, 17 N. Clinton St., Iowa City,
org, Tue Feb 3 thru Sun Feb 8.
IA, Now.UIowa.edu/2014/08/new-exhibitDoktor Kaboom!, an interactive science/
explore-paradise-birds, Wed Nov 26 thru Wed
comedy show for audiences of all ages; for
Dec 31.
tickets and information, call 309-342-2299,
A Shakespeare Christmas, the exhibition
Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg,
will display 20 trees and each tree will
IL, TheOrpheum.org, 7pm Thu Feb 5.
represent one of Shakespeare’s plays; there will
Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable
also be a tree decorated by the Cedar Valley
Tour, a unique blend of stand-up comedy,
Embroiderer’s Guild of America and two trees
food experimentation, talk show antics,
multimedia lecture, and live music, with
audience interaction strictly enforced; $48128; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Thu Feb 12.
The Second City Hits Home, an evening
with Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv
comedy troupe; $28.50-33.50; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 8pm Fri Feb 13 and Sat Feb 14.
Rodney Carrington, touring event with
the country singer-songwriter and standup
comedian; $43.75; for tickets, call 800-7453000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pm Sat Feb
21.
Bill Cosby 77, touring performance with one
of America’s most beloved comedians; $45-85;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Des Moines
Civic Center, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, 7:30pm Sat
Mar 7.
Murder for Two, two performers play 13
roles, and the piano, in a witty and winking
homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries;
Tue.-Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 5 & 8pm, Sun. 3pm; for
information and tickets, call 515-246-2300, Civic
Center of Greater Des Moines Temple Theater,

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decorated by the Wednesday Shakespeare Club
from Cedar Rapids; 9am-5pm daily except for
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day;
for information, call 319-643-5301, Herbert
Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, 210
Parkside Dr., West Branch, IA, Hoover.archives.
gov, Wed Nov 26 thru Sun Jan 4.
Holiday Classic Polar Express Pajama
Party, visitors can partake in holiday fun such
as decorating sleigh bells, face painting, holiday
bingo, tic-tac-toe, hot cocoa, and a snowman
scavenger hunt through the Science Center
and exhibit halls with the lights out; visitors will
then cap off their evening by watching Polar
Express 3D in their PJs; $9-12; for information
and to register; call 563-324-1933, Putnam
Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA,
Putnam.org, 5:30pm Fri Dec 19.

MOVIES

November & December
The Met: Il Barbiere di Siviglia, HD
screening of Rossini’s opera; for information,
call 563-441-0242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd
18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA,
FathomEvents.com, 6:30pm Wed Nov 26.
The Polar Express, annual screenings of
Robert Zemeckis’ computer-animated holiday
hit; for information and tickets; call 563324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St,
Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, Wed Nov 26 thru
Wed Dec 31.

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MOVIES

November & December
Sino Cinema Series: Devils on the
Doorstep, in Chinese & Japanese with English
subtitles; for information, call 309-200-0978,
Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
RozzTox.com, 8pm Sun Nov 30.
O Brother, Where Art Thou?, a screening
of the Coen brothers’ bluegrass-comedy
classic in the “Redstone Reels” Series; free;
for information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 6pm Tue Dec 2.
Oscar in the Afternoon, on the 1st Wed. of
the month; 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.
The Awful Truth, SAU professor Sandra
Quinn hosts a screening of the romantic
comedy held as a 28th-anniversary
commemoration of Cary Grant’s death in
Davenport; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 6:30pm 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.
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.
RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus, a never-beforeseen take on K. Gordon Murray’s 1959 holiday
“classic” with Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and
Bill Corbett from “Mystery Science Theater
3000”; for information, call 800-326-3264,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E.
53rd St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 7pm
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.
Frozen Sing-along, watch Disney’s
animated Oscar winner, belt out all of your
favorite songs, have some wintery snacks,
and let it go; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 6pm Thu Dec 11.
The Met: Il Die Meistersinger von
Nurnberg, HD screening of Wagner’s opera;
for information, call 563-441-0242, Cinemark
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St.,
Davenport, IA, FathomEvents.com, 11am Sat
Dec 13.
Labyrinth, a screening of the Jim Hensondirected fantasy-adventure in the “Redstone
Reels” Series; free; for information, call 563326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 6pm
Tue Dec 16.
Frozen, a screening of Disney’s Oscarwinning animated musical in the “Tuesday
Tickets” series; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Dec 16.
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 Dec 16.
The Met: Il Die Meistersinger von
Nurnberg, HD screening of Wagner’s opera;
for information, call 563-441-0242, Cinemark
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St.,

Recent Works: Patrick Earl Hammie @ St. Ambrose University Catich Gallery, January 12-February 20
Davenport, IA, FathomEvents.com, 6:30pm
Wed Dec 17.
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 Dec 18.
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 563326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2pm Tue Dec 23.
Sino Cinema Series: Happy Together, free
screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s romantic drama, in
Cantonese and Spanish w/ English subtitles; for
information, call 309-200-0978, Rozz-Tox, 2108
3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, RozzTox.com, 8pm Sun
Dec 28.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, a
screening of the modern comedy classic in the
“Redstone Reels” Series; free; for information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 6pm Tue Dec 30.

January
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 Jan 8.
Muscle Shoals and 20 Feet to Stardom,
screenings of the music documentaries,
including the 2013’s Oscar-winning “20 Feet
to Stardom,” in the “Redstone Reels” Series;
free; for information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 6pm Tue Jan 13.
All Quiet on the Western Front, a screening
in the World War I film series, led by SAU’s
Dr. Sandy McKinley; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Wed Jan 14.
Winter Reading Kickoff Family Movie, pick
up your reading log or entry form, and enjoy
a free movie and popcorn; look for a special
library offer in the Be a Tourist in Your Own
Backyard coupon book, and be ready to read;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm
Sat Jan 17.
The Met: The Merry Widow, HD screening
of Lehar’s opera; for information, call 563-4410242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX,

3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, FathomEvents.
com, 11:55am Sat Jan 17.
Sino Cinema Series: Suzhou River, free
screening of Lou Ye’s film in Mandarin Chinese
w/ English subtitles; for information, call 309200-0978, Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island,
IL, RozzTox.com, 8pm Sun Jan 18.
The Met: The Merry Widow, HD screening
of Lehar’s opera; for information, call 563-4410242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX,
3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, FathomEvents.
com, 6:30pm Wed Jan 21.
Dazed & Confused, a screening of Richard
Linklater’s youth-culture comedy in the
“Redstone Reels” Series; free; for information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 6pm Tue Jan 27.
The Met: Le Contes D’Hoffmann, HD
screening of Offenbach’s opera; for information,
call 563-441-0242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd
18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA,
FathomEvents.com, 11:55am Sat Jan 31.

February & March
The Met: Le Contes D’Hoffmann, HD
screening of Offenbach’s opera; for information,
call 563-441-0242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd
18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA,
FathomEvents.com, 6:30pm Wed Feb 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, 5:30pm Thu Feb 5.
Friday Movie Fest, pop into the library for
a free family movie and popcorn on an early
dismissal day for Rock Island/Milan schools;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm
Fri Feb 13.
The Met: Iolanta / Bluebeard’s Castle, HD
screening of Tchaikovsky’s and Bartok’s operas;
for information, call 563-441-0242, Cinemark
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St.,
Davenport, IA, FathomEvents.com, 11:30am Sat
Feb 14.
Gravity, a screening of the Oscar-winning
science-fiction film in the Movie Night series;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Tue
Feb 17.
The Met: Iolanta / Bluebeard’s Castle, HD
screening of Tchaikovsky’s and Bartok’s operas;
for information, call 563-441-0242, Cinemark
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St.,

Davenport, IA, FathomEvents.com, 6:30pm
Wed Feb 18.
Straightlaced: How Gender’s Got Us All
Tied Up, including dialogue with filmmaker
and Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Debra
Chasnoff, president and senior producer at
GroundSpark; the event is part of St. Ambrose’s
yearlong series “Exploring Gender”; free; for
information, contact Denise Kall at 563-3336175 or kalldenisem@sau.edu, Galvin Fine Arts
Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu,
7pm Tue Mar 3.
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 Mar 5.
The Met: La Donna del Lago, HD screening
of Rossini’s opera; for information, call 563-4410242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX,
3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, FathomEvents.
com, 11:55am Sat Mar 14.
The Met: La Donna del Lago, HD screening
of Rossini’s opera; for information, call 563-4410242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX,
3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, FathomEvents.
com, 6:30pm Wed Mar 18.

SPORTS

November & December
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Missouri Mavericks; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Sat Nov 29.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Brampton Beast; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Wed Dec 17.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Brampton Beast; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Sat Dec 20.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Brampton Beast; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Sat Dec 27.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Brampton Beast; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
4pm Sun Dec 28.

January
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Missouri Mavericks; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Fri Jan 2.
The Original Harlem Globetrotters,
athleticism and physical comedy with the
legendary basketball players; $20-97; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Sat Jan 3.
The Original Harlem Globetrotters,
athleticism and physical comedy with the
legendary basketball players; $21-86; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic
Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pm Sun Jan 4.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Wichita Thunder; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Fri Jan 9.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Rapid City Rush; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
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7pm Fri Jan 16.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Rapid City Rush; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
4pm Sun Jan 18.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Tulsa Oilers; $10-28; for tickets,
call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center, 1201 River
Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 7pm Wed
Jan 21.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Wichita Thunder; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Wed Jan 28.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Brampton Beast; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Sat Jan 31.

February & March
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Allen Americans; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Fri Feb 6.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Allen Americans; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Sat Feb 7.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Tulsa Oilers; $10-28; for tickets, call
309-277-1364, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr,
Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 7pm Fri Feb 13.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Allen Americans; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,

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1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Sun Mar 15.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Tulsa Oilers; $10-28; for tickets, call
309-277-1364, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr,
Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 7pm Wed Mar
18.

OTHER EVENTS

Chonda Pierce @ Adler Theatre, December 2
7pm Wed Feb 25.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Missouri Mavericks; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
4pm Sun Mar 1.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Allen Americans; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Fri Mar 6.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Allen Americans; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Sat Mar 7.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Missouri Mavericks; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Wed Mar 11.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Wichita Thunder; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Sat Mar 14.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Missouri Mavericks; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,

Scott & Rock Island Counties

November & December

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 309-7931213, Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St,
Davenport, IA, QuadCityArts.com, Wed Nov 26
thru Sun Nov 30.
Bar Wars Trivia, on Wednesdays; free; for
information, call 563-386-0090, Van’s Pizza, Pub,
& Grill, 3333 N. Harrison St., Davenport, IA, 8pm
Wed Nov 26 thru Wed Dec 31.
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 26
thru Wed Dec 31.
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 N. Harrison St., Davenport, IA, 8pm
Wed Nov 26 thru Wed Dec 31.
You Be the DJ Night, on Wednesdays; free
jukebox; for information, call 563-355-0655 or
e-mail info@muddys.info, The Muddy Waters,
1708 State St., Bettendorf, IA, TheMuddyWaters.
com, 6pm Wed Nov 26 thru Wed Dec 17.

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OTHER EVENTS

Scott & Rock Island Counties

November & December

Thursday Night Trivia @ Governor’s, for
information, call 563-332-6699, Governor’s Pub
& Grill, 3470 Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA, 8pm
Thu Nov 27 thru Thu Dec 18.
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
27 thru Thu Dec 18.
Friday Martini Madness, a featured martini
for $6.95 and a choice appetizer for $6.95;
today - Tuna Tatar paired with a Pumpkin Pie
tini; for information and to reserve, call 309762-4700, Bass Street Chop House, 1601 River
Dr, Moline, IL, BSCHouse.com, Fri Nov 28.
Small Business Saturday, with specials
throughout the Village, and a free wine
beer tasting at Camp McClellan Cellars; for
information, e-mail campmcjulie@aol.com,
Village of East Davenport, Davenport, IA,
VillageOfEastDavenport.com, Sat Nov 29.
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.
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 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, 8pm Sun Nov 30 thru Sun Dec
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 Dec 1 and Mon Dec 8.
4th Annual Christmas Lighted Parade
& 9th Street Commons Lighting, activities
begin at 4:30pm, parade at 6pm; for
information, call 309-281-9498 or e-mail
emlightedchristmasparade@yahoo.com,
Downtown East Moline, IL, EMMainStreet.com,
4:30pm Tue Dec 2.
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.
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 Dec 2 thru Tue Dec 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 Dec 2 thru Tue Dec 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 Dec
2 thru Tue Dec 30.
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.
Christmas in LeClaire, with craft bazaars,

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Healing Service, time
bake sales, a silent auction, 5:30includes song, Scripture, sharing,
8pm First Friday food, drink, and
communion, anointing with oil
shopping specials at participating
and prayer according to requests;
businesses; for information, call
for information, call 563-324563-370-3509, Downtown LeClaire,
5278, St. John’s United Methodist
IA, VisitLeClaire.com, 10am Fri
Church, 109 E 14th St, Davenport,
Dec 5.
IA, 7pm Sun Dec 21.
First Friday at the Mississippi
Bottom’s Up Quad City
River Distilling Company,
Burlesque: New Year’s Eve
featuring monthly food and
Show, holiday performance
beverage tastings; for information,
with the area burlesque artists
call 563-484-4342, Mississippi River
and comedians; $18-20; for
Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody
tickets and information, call
Rd., LeClaire, IA, MRDistilling.com,
309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21
Fri Dec 5.
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock
Viva La Divas Drag Show,
Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Wed
special Christmas show
Dec 31.
featuring Dementia Jaide, Jamie
Summers,and the reigning “Miss
United States Icon” Dena Cass;
January
$10; for tickets and information,
Gardeners’ Community
call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa
Dazed & Confused @ The Redstone Room, January 27
Potluck, bring a seasonal dish
‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock
and your gardening questions
Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Fri
leather goods, art prints, housewares,
Dec 5.
stationary, food vendors and more, and at 1pm, and experience to share with the group;
donations encouraged; for information, call
Christmas in the Village, annual event
the motorcoach departs for Michigan Avenue
563-888-3017, Freight House, 421 W. River Dr.,
featuring living store windows, live music
in downtown Chicago for more shopping
Davenport, IA, CityOfDavenportIowa.com, 6pm
throughout the Village, animals, a Nativity
at Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus,
Thu Jan 8.
scene, and a special appearance from Santa;
Nordstrom, Saks 5th Avenue, and more;
Bald Eagle Days, annual event featuring
free, Village of East Davenport, Davenport, IA,
dining and shopping are on your own; $45; for
exotic animals, birds of prey, over 100 display
VillageOfEastDavenport.com, 6pm Fri Dec 5
information and to reserve, call 309-756-9978,
booths, a climbing tower, special presentations,
and Sat Dec 6.
Rock Island County Fairgrounds, Archer Drive
and more; Fri. 4pm, Sat. & Sun. 10am; $1-5;
Believe Women’s Christmas Event, an
& Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL, Web.
for information, call 309-788-5912, QCCA
elegant evening of drama, music, and dance
extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 7:30am Sat Dec 6.
Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
filled with the beauty and wonder of Christmas;
19th Century Christmas, annual holiday
QCCAExpoCenter.com, Fri Jan 9 thru Sun Jan
dinner and dessert will be served; $8-10,
event at the center and the deere-Wiman
11.
register by Nov. 23 for early-bird pricing, Prince
House, featuring live music, festive holiday
Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque
of Peace Lutheran Church, 415 W. 53rd St.,
trimmings, homespun arts and crafts, children’s
Takes Over Circa ‘21, an evening with the
Davenport, IA, POPQC.org/believe, 5:30pm Sat
activities, and more; for information, call 309area burlesque artists and comedians; for
Dec 6.
743-2700, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street,
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa ‘21
Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque: Toys
Moline, IL, ButterworthCenter.com, 12pm Sun
Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
for Tots Show, performances with the area
Dec 7.
Circa21.com, Sat Jan 10.
burlesque artists and comedians; $18-20; for
Christmas in LeClaire, with free trolley
The Speakeasy Trivia Night, presented by
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext.
rides, craft bazaars, bake sales, chainsaw
Mr. Trivia; win prizes and bragging rights; teams
2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock
carvings auctioned off, Christmas shopping
of 10, $10/player; 5pm doors, 6pm trivia; for
Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Sat Dec 6.
and dining at local shops and restaurants, and
information and to reserve, e-mail mistertrivia@
Bus Trip to the Amana Colonies for the
crafts and silent auction at the Civic Center;
mchsi.com, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Prelude to Christmas Festival, tour the
for information, call 563-370-3509, Downtown
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 6pm Thu Jan
Tannenbaum Forest, view a performance of
LeClaire, IA, VisitLeClaire.com, 10am Sun Dec 7.
15.
“A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol” at the Old
Feast of Saint Ambrose Mass, 10:30am
St. Ambrose University Trivia Night, 10
Creamery Theatre, and sightsee around the
Feast of Saint Ambrose Mass, 11:30am
rounds of questions on various subjects, 6-8
Village; with time for shopping, tours, and
McMullen Award presentation and reception;
players per team; bring your own snacks; drinks
activities during this fun-filled glimpse into
for information, call 800-SAU-ALUM or e-mail
are available for purchase (no outside drinks
Amana’s Christmas past; departing from the
alumni@sau.edu, Christ the King Chapel allowed); $64-80/table; proceeds support
Rock Island Fitness Center; for information, call
St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
student scholarships; 6pm doors, 7pm trivia;
309-732-7432 or e-mail klinefelter.jennifer@
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 10:30am Sun Dec 7.
for information and to register, call 563-333rigov.org, Rock Island Fitness and Activity
Winter in Bloom, the Hauberg Mansion’s
6290 or alumni@sau.edu, Rogalski Center
Center, 4303 24th St., Rock Island, IL, RIGOV.org,
47th-annual open house; with free
- St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
7:30am Sat Dec 6.
refreshments, live music, children’s crafts, a
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7pm Sat Jan 17.
Christmas in LeClaire, with breakfast with
scavenger hunt through the many rooms (for
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring awardSanta from 8-10am, Santa visits 10-11:30am,
prizes) and the one-of-a-kind Poinsettia Tree;
winning performers from across the Midwest;
Santa’s Playhouse noon-3pm, free trolley rides,
for information, call 309-732-2132 or e-mail
$10; for tickets and information, call 309-786craft bazaars, bake sales, chainsaw carver, oldhauberg@rigov.org, Hauberg Civic Center
7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
time craft demonstrations, Santas from Around
Mansion, 1300 24th St., Rock Island, IL, RIGOV.
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Sat Jan
the World, musicians, carolers, and 5:30-8pm
org, 12pm Sun Dec 7.
17.
First Saturday activities; for information,
Wine Dinner at the Phoenix, for
24th Quad Cities Farm Show, annual
call 563-370-3509, Downtown LeClaire, IA,
information, e-mail Claudia Anderson
product show featuring over 200 ag
VisitLeClaire.com, 10am Sat Dec 6.
at claudiaanderson2424@yahoo.com,
companies; Sun. 10am, Mon. & Tue. 9am; free;
East Moline Public Library Christmas
Phoenix, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
for information, call 309-788-5912, QCCA
Open House and Cookie Sale, with a cookie
PhoenixDavenport.com, Tue Dec 9.
Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
sale from 9am-noon and an open house from
4th Annual Cookie Walk, cookies at $6/
QCCAExpoCenter.com, Sun Jan 18 thru Tue
1-3pm; for information, call 309-755-9614,
lb., with candies, snacks, and baked goods;
Jan 20.
East Moline Public Library, 740 16th Ave., East
free coffee and cookie samples available, New
March to Remember, a silent march to
Moline, IL, EMMainStreet.com, 9am Sat Dec 6.
Hope Presbyterian Church, 4209 W Locust St,
commemorate the Civil Rights Movement, the
Holiday Stress Oasis, stress-reducing
Davenport, IA, 9am Sat Dec 13.
walk will stop at key points to acknowledge
activities and tricks to help you find your
Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities
and reflect on the significance of each location
calm and get through the holiday mayhem;
Christmas Open House, enjoy appetizers and
to the Civil Rights movement in Davenport.
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
beverages; for information, call 563-359-9066,
Hot chocolate and conversation will follow in
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
Habitat ReStore, 3629 Mississippi Avenue,
St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Davenport, IA, HabitatQC.org, 4pm Tue Dec 16. the Ambrose Hall BeeHive Lounge; free; for
information, contact Ramona Amos at 563-333Sat Dec 6.
The Speakeasy Trivia Night, presented by
U of I Extension on a Holiday Shopping
Mr. Trivia; win prizes and bragging rights; teams 6023 or amosramonal@sau.edu, Christ the King
Chapel - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
Trip to Chicago, the itinerary includes a stop
of 10, $10/player; 5pm doors, 6pm trivia; for
from 11am-1pm at the Renegade Holiday Craft
information and to reserve, e-mail mistertrivia@ St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 3:05pm Tue Jan 20.
World’s Toughest Rodeo, cheer on the
Fair inside the Bridgeport Center in Chicago
mchsi.com, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
world of rodeo’s top bucking horses and bulls
featuring over 100 indie craft vendors selling
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 6pm Thu
as well as some of the nation’s most talented
one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing and accessories, Dec 18.

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entertainment acts; $18-57; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr,
Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 7:30pm Fri Jan
23 and Sat Jan 24.

February & March
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring awardwinning performers from across the Midwest;
$10; for tickets and information, call 309-7867733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Fri Feb
6.
2nd Annual Valentine Luncheon
Fundraiser, a King’s harvest fundraiser; $25;
Lutheran Thrivent will match $500 of the funds
raised; contact Jack Knepp at 309-738-7806
or Barb Montgomery at 309-937-5700 or 309945-6129 for tickets, Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano,
5195 Utica Ridge Road, Davenport, IA, 12pm
Sat Feb 7.
Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers
Association 36th Annual Home Show, annual
builders and remodelers home show; Sat.
noon, Sun. & Mon. 10am; $5-7, ages 16 under
free; for information, call 309-788-5912, QCCA
Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
QCCAExpoCenter.com, Sat Feb 7 thru Mon
Feb 9.
2015 Outdoor Show, annual event featuring
seminars, presentations, vendors, children’s
activities, and more; Thu. 4pm, Fri. noon, Sat.
9am, Sun. 10am; $1-7; for information, call 309788-5912, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, QCCAExpoCenter.com, Thu Feb
12 thru Sun Feb 15.
Shen Yun, stage journey through ancient
dynasties and heavenly realms with animated
backdrops, timeless ethnic and folk dances,
aerial masters, thundering battle drums,
and soaring voices; $52-122; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Tue
Feb 17 and Wed Feb 18.
The Speakeasy Trivia Night, presented by
Mr. Trivia; win prizes and bragging rights; teams
of 10, $10/player; 5pm doors, 6pm trivia; for
information and to reserve, e-mail mistertrivia@
mchsi.com, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 6pm Thu
Feb 19.
2015 RV & Camping Show, Fri. noon, Sat. &
Sun. 10am; $5-7; for information, call 309-7885912, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCCAExpoCenter.com, Fri Feb 20
thru Sun Feb 22.
St. Ambrose University Engineering Trivia
Night, 10 rounds of a mixture of engineering
and general questions; cash prizes for top three
teams; door prizes and a 50/50 raffle; pizza and
beverages will be available for purchase; you
may bring your own snacks; no outside drinks
allowed; $10/person, tables of 8; Proceeds
support student scholarships; for information
and to reserve, contact Bonnie at 563-340-3270
or ThiedeBonnieJ@yahoo.com, Rogalski Center
- St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7pm Fri Feb 27.
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring awardwinning performers from across the Midwest;
$10; for tickets and information, call 309-7867733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Fri Mar 6.
Burlesque Box Show, the burlesque
company from Chicago appears alongside
local performers and guests from New York;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733
extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, Sat Mar 7.
Gardeners’ Community Potluck, bring a
seasonal dish and your gardening questions
and experience to share with the group;
donations encouraged; for information, call
563-888-3017, Freight House, 421 W. River Dr.,
Davenport, IA, CityOfDavenportIowa.com, 6pm
Thu Mar 12.

Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Maggie
Brown @ Redeemer Lutheran Church,
February 21

Outlying Areas

November & December

Whiskey Wednesdays, with 50 cent wings,
$9 whiskey flights, free tastings of our featured
brand from 6-8pm (the brand changes weekly),
a raffle for all tasters, and live music beginning
at 7pm; for information, call 563-940-0601,
Valley Inn Ale House, 24575 Valley Dr., Pleasant
Valley, IA, 6pm Wed Nov 26 thru Wed Dec 17.
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
6th-Annual Festival of Trees, get into the
holiday spirit with this special event to benefit
City Circle Acting Company and the center;
free; for information, call 319-248-9372 or
e-mail coralvillearts@ci.coralville.ia.us, Coralville
Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St.,
Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 6:30pm Sat
Nov 29.
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 Nov 30
thru Sun Dec 28.
The Holiday Ice Spectacular, an original
theatrical ice production combining the beauty,
excitement and athleticism of figure skating
with a warm and humorous holiday story
narrated by Santa’s elves; $15-37; for tickets
and information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen
Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts,
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield, IA,
FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Fri Dec 5.
Salt Co. Ministry, free; for information,
call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm
Thu Dec 11.
Geneseo Christmas Walk, each storefront
window has family, friends, and even some
animals depicting various scenes; join the
Geneseo Jingle 5K run and other fun family
activities during the afternoon, and the
lighted Christmas parade at night, Downtown
Geneseo, IL, Geneseo.org, Sat Dec 13.
Geneseo Tour of Homes, sponsored by
the Geneseo Alliance for Ladies, Downtown
Geneseo, IL, Geneseo.org, Sun Dec 14.

January
Langwood by Moonlight, celebrate the
Twelfth Night with a snowshoe hike on a
candle lit trail, then warm up in the lodge with
hot cocoa and learn about the Twelve Days of
Christmas; dress in layers, all snowshoe skill
levels welcome, with snow shoes provided;
for information, e-mail Brittney at btiller@
lccb.org or call 319-523-8381, Langwood
Education Center, 14001 H Ave., Wapello, IA,
LouisaCountyConservation.org, 6pm Mon Jan 5.
Wild Game Feed, held at the Louisa County
Izaak Walton League; third-annual night of
conversation, company, and food; donations
encouraged; for information, e-mail Brittney
at btiller@lccb.org or call 319-523-8381, Louisa
County Heritage Center, 609 James L. Hodges
Ave, Wapello, IA, LouisaCountyConservation.
org, 6pm Sat Jan 10.

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OTHER EVENTS

Outlying Areas

January

2015 MLK Luncheon w/ Harry Belafonte,
$40, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, MLKLuncheon.com/Events, 7:30pm
Mon Jan 19.

February & March
The Peking Acrobats, an evening with the
Chinese circus artists; $20-30; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 7pm Wed Feb 4.
World’s Toughest Rodeo, touring event
featuring featuring bareback riding, saddlebronc riding, bull riding, and women’s barrel
racing; $12-38; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
U.S. Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, USCellularCenter.com, 7:30pm Fri
Feb 6 and Sat Feb 7.
Nelson Illusions: Smoke & Mystery Tour,
a one-of-a-kind theatrical spectacle that
combines rare and original illusions from
around the world with award winning, jawdropping magic; 3 & 7:30pm; $15-32; for tickets
and information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen
Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts,
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield, IA,
FairfieldACC.com, Sat Feb 7.
Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable
Tour, a unique blend of stand-up comedy,
food experimentation, talk show antics,
multimedia lecture, and live music, with
audience interaction strictly enforced; $48128; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Thu Feb 12.
The Peking Acrobats, extraordinary feats
of balance, flexibility, and precision drawn
from ancient Chinese folk traditions; $10;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Des Moines
Civic Center, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, 1pm Sat Feb
14.
Diamonds or Denim, annual dress-up
or dress-down fundraiser for Iowa City’s
Riverside Theatre; 6pm doors, 7pm event; for
information, call 319-338-7672, Hotel Vetro, 201
South Linn St., Iowa City, IA, RiversideTheatre.
org, 7pm Fri Feb 27.
9th-Annual RUSH Auction, this auction and
dinner features unique items and one-of-a-kind
experiences not offered anywhereelse; bidders
can participate in both live and silent auctions
as well as raffles; all proceeds go to support
conservation efforts in the Louisa Resource
Area and the Louisa Interpretive Center; for
information and to reserve, e-mail tri-rivers@
lccb.org or call 319-523-8381, Louisa County
Heritage Center, 609 James L. Hodges Ave,
Wapello, IA, LouisaCountyConservation.org,
6:30pm Sat Mar 7.
Shen Yun, stage journey through ancient
dynasties and heavenly realms with animated
backdrops, timeless ethnic and folk dances,
aerial masters, thundering battle drums,
and soaring voices; Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm;
$53-123; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Sat Mar 14 and Sun
Mar 15.

LECTURES

December & January
Birthday of a Book: A Venetian Edition
of Saint Ambrose’s “de Officiis”, an
interdisciplinary panel will discuss a book
written by Saint Ambrose and published Dec.
4, 1514 C.E.; guest scholar Brian Berni will

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November through March

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n a season that promises arena-theatre fun for audiences of all ages and
temperaments, Moline’s i wireless Center kicks off its December with seven
performances – taking place
December 4 through 7 – of the
family-friendly spectacular Disney
on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy. This
all-new presentation blends
some of your kids’ (and, let’s be
honest, some of your own) favorite
Disney characters in an elaborate
production boasting high-speed
stunts with the Cars crew, undersea
enchantment with stars of The Little
Nickelback - February 28
Mermaid, fairytale magic with Peter
Pan pixie Tinkerbell and friends, and
a racing adventure with Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and the whole Toy Story gang. And
beginning November 29 and running through March 18, the i wireless Center
hosts no fewer than 26 home games with the local ice-hockey heroes of the Quad
City Mallards, who will, over some 16 weeks, engage in fierce competitions with
the Missouri Mavericks, Brampton Beast, Wichita Thunder, Rapid City Rush,
Tulsa Oilers, and Allen Americans Ice Angels. If I’m doing the math correctly,
that makes a total of 33 wintertime events at the Moline venue that occur on
ice. And apologies if this seems silly, but for the sake of the hardworking crews
who regularly ice and de-ice the amphitheater, couldn’t the i wireless Center just
up that tally to 39 and stage its other wintertime events on ice, too? Seriously!
January 3 brings with it the annual enjoyment of The Original Harlem
Globetrotters, and you gotta admit: Those wizardly basketball players and
physical comedians might be even more entertaining if simultaneously causing
the Washington Generals to slide all over the place! The following day, January 4,
features two concerts with the multimedia musical sensation The Trans-Siberian
Orchestra, a tour that finds its performers debuting their rock opera A Christmas
Attic. Imagine a show of lasers and lighting effects bouncing off the gleaming
ice of the i wireless – now that’s Christmas-y! On January 23 and 24, the Moline
venue presents the return of the World’s Toughest Rodeo, and I probably don’t
have to tell what the effect would be of having roped cattle, bucking horses,
charging bulls, and pratfalling rodeo clowns sailing across the stage directly
toward you! And sure, an icy locale may not necessarily appeal to the rockers
of Nickelback, who hit the i wireless Center on February 28. But they’re awardwinning, chart-topping pros – surely they could adjust their setlist accordingly?
“Cold Enough”? “Ice Come for You”? “Figure-Skated You Out?” Anyone?! In any
event, check out the i wireless Center’s full schedule of wintertime happenings at
iwirelessCenter.com. – Mike Schulz

also present his translation of four pages of
handwritten marginalia, written by several
owners of the book; free; for information,
contact Ethan Gannnaway at 563-333-5823,
Christ the King Chapel - St. Ambrose University,
518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 4pm
Sun Dec 7.
History of Black Hawk State Park, Beth
Carvey, Black Hawk State Park, will provide an
overview of historical highlights of the park’s
history, including the amusement park and
the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps
(CCC); she will also provide information on the
museum’s new exhibit, and on natural areas at
the site; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
1pm Wed Dec 10.
Quad Cities Institute of Noetic Sciences
Presentation, a meeting of the IONS-QC,
with a program TBA; for information, contact
Christine at IONSQC@aol.com or 563-3327259, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, Noetic.org, 6:30pm
Thu Dec 11.

Gender and Leadership at Work, the
event is part of St. Ambrose’s yearlong series
“Exploring Gender”; free; for information,
contact Allison Ambrose at 563-333-6155 or
ambroseallisons@sau.edu, Rogalski Center
- St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7pm Wed Jan 28.
Isle Royale and Voyageurs, geology lecture
with Dr. Richard Baker, professor emeritus in
the Geoscience Department at University of
Iowa; free; for information, call 319-643-2541,
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, off I-80 at
exit 254, West Branch, IA, NPS.gov/heho, 7pm
Wed Jan 28.

February
The Myth of the Superwoman Revisited:
Black Feminism and the Civil Rights
Movement, this year’s Baecke Endowment
for the Humanities Lecture will be given by
Michele Wallace, professor of English, City
College of New York; the event is part of St.
Ambrose’s yearlong series “Exploring Gender”;

free; for information, contact Larry Skillin at
563/333-6034 or skillinlarrya@sau.edu, Rogalski
Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7pm Thu Feb 5.
The Arab Spring: Did All Go Wrong?,
the 12th annual Folwell Lecture in Political
Science and Pre-Law will feature Amaney
Jamal, professor of political science professor
at Princeton University; the event is part of St.
Ambrose’s yearlong series “Exploring Gender”;
free; for information, contact Duk Kim at 563333-6169 or kimduk@sau.edu, Rogalski Center
- St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7pm Mon Feb 9.
Pink and Sexy: Whatever Happened to
Child’s Play?, featuring Krisann Bergo Brown,
professor of sociology, Black Hawk College;
the event is part of St. Ambrose’s yearlong
series “Exploring Gender”; free; for information,
contact Ramona Amos at 563-333-6023 or
amosramonal@sau.edu, Rogalski Center St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7pm Tue Feb 17.
Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois Veterans
Conference, the conference will include
workshops, panel discussions, a resources fair
and a networking social; a noon keynote will be
given by Iraq War veteran Bryan Anderson, one
of the few triple-amputees to have survived
in Iraq; free, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/veteranservices, 11am Wed Feb 25.

COURSES

November & December
Advanced Floral Design II, Wednesdays
thru Dec. 10; this hands-on class will offer
advanced high-styled designs; students will
learn about the use of color, line, and form;
$144; for information and to register, call
309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad City
Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu,
5:45pm Wed Nov 26.
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 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Dec 2.
Non-Restaurant Food Handler Training
Class, training will include a local assessment
that is valid for three years; successful
completers will earn a Sandburg certificate
of completion; $25; for information and to
register, call 309-345-3501, Carl Sandburg
College, 2232 S Lake Storey Rd, Galesburg, IL,
Sandburg.edu, 8am Fri Dec 5.
Restaurant Food Handler Training Class,
class includes a ServSafe food handler test;
successful completers will earn a ServSafe
certificate of completion that is valid for three
years; $35; for information and to register, call
309-345-3501, Carl Sandburg College, 2232 S
Lake Storey Rd, Galesburg, IL, Sandburg.edu,
8am Fri Dec 5.
Vintage Christmas Workshop, family event
in which the staff will demonstrate wreath
and natural ornament making techniques,
while the littlest “elves” enjoy their own
workshop experience making special gifts with
a botanical flair; light refreshments provided;
$7-15; for information, call 563-328-7275,
Vander Veer Botanical Park, 215 W Central Park,
Davenport, IA, CityOfDavenportIowa.com, 1pm
Sat Dec 6.
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse Cooking
Class, the chef will reveal concise, easyto-master techniques in a fun and relaxed
atmosphere; $45 includes samples, two
glasses of wine or two martinis (add $5 for

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martinis), and recipe cards; for information
and to reserve, call 309-736-0100, Johnny’s
Italian Steakhouse, 1300 River Dr, Moline, IL,
JohnnysItalianSteakhouse.com, 6:30pm Tue
Dec 9.
Download This! How to Download
Magazines, Music, & Movies from the
Library, learn 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
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Thu Dec 11.
Non-Restaurant Food Handler Training
Class, training will include a local assessment
that is valid for three years; successful
completers will earn a Sandburg certificate
of completion; $25; for information and to
register, call 309-345-3501, Carl Sandburg
College, 2232 S Lake Storey Rd, Galesburg, IL,
Sandburg.edu, 8am Fri Dec 12.
Restaurant Food Handler Training Class,
class includes a ServSafe food handler test;
successful completers will earn a ServSafe
certificate of completion that is valid for three
years; $35; for information and to register, call
309-345-3501, Carl Sandburg College, 2232 S
Lake Storey Rd, Galesburg, IL, Sandburg.edu,
8am Fri Dec 12.
Rivermont Collegiate Holiday Open
House, light refreshments will be available as
well as tours of the mansion in all its Holiday
splendor; for information, call 563-3591366, Rivermont Collegiate, 1821 Sunset Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, RivermontCollegiate.org, 4pm
Sat Dec 13.
Wreath Making, dress warm since we will
go on a brief hike for earthy accessories; bring
any special items to add to your creation and
a holiday dish to share is encouraged; $5; for
information and to reserve, contact Brittney
at btiller@lccb.org or call 319-523-8381,
Langwood Education Center, 14001 H Ave.,
Wapello, IA, LouisaCountyConservation.org,
11am Sat Dec 13.
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 - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
11am Tue Dec 30.
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 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 2pm Tue Dec 30.

January
Professional Development: Leadership
Through People Skills, thru Jan. 9; 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 563-3335720 e-mail pd@sau.edu,, SAU Downtown
Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Suite # 140,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/pd, 8am Mon Jan 5.
Getting to Know Your Android Device,
bring your Android tablet or smartphone,
and learn how to use its basic functions, go
through settings, organize apps, and other
general information you’re looking for; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 11am Wed
Jan 7.
Getting to Know Your iPad or iPhone,
bring your iPad or iPhone, and learn more

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Pimprov @ Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, January 31
about how to use it, with lessons on basic
functions, settings, organizing apps, and other
general information; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 11am Thu Jan 8.
Getting to Know Your Kindle Fire, bring
your Kindle, and learn about basic functions,
how to go through your settings, organizing
apps, and other general information; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 11am Fri Jan 9.
Befriender Volunteer Training,
Tuesdays thru Feb. 24; 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 Jan 13.
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse Cooking
Class, the chef will reveal concise, easyto-master techniques in a fun and relaxed
atmosphere; $45 includes samples, two
glasses of wine or two martinis (add $5 for
martinis), and recipe cards; for information
and to reserve, call 309-736-0100, Johnny’s
Italian Steakhouse, 1300 River Dr, Moline, IL,
JohnnysItalianSteakhouse.com, 6:30pm Tue
Jan 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 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Jan 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 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 2:30pm Thu Jan 29.

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February & March
Getting to Know Your Kindle Fire, bring
your Kindle, and learn about basic functions,
how to go through your settings, organizing
apps, and other general information; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Feb 2.

TRIENNIAL ART FACULTY EXHIBITION
Nov. 17, 2014–Feb. 14, 2015

Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, Centennial Hall
3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, Illinois
Open noon–4 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday,
when classes are in session.
OPENING RECEPTION: Nov. 21, 4 p.m.
GALLERY TALK: Jan. 16, 4 p.m.
Design Sources–Organic Wanderings
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COURSES
February & March
Getting to Know Your Android or Apple
Device, bring your Apple or Android device,
and learn more about how to use it. We’ll
cover basic functions, tips on other uses
you may not have thought about, and other
how-tos; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Feb 3.
Professional Development: Project
Management Planning, Execution, and
Control, Feb. 3 & 4; an extensive overview
of professional project management is
presented along with the importance of a
consistent methodology; this course provides
a project-ready tool kit for initiating, planning,
executing, monitoring and controlling, and
closing out projects within a practical system
of professional project management; $695; for
information and to register, call 563-333-5720
e-mail pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education
Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Suite # 140, Davenport,
IA, SAU.edu/pd, 8:30am Tue Feb 3.
Lifeguard Training, register by Feb. 6 for
class that will meet seven times Feb. 13-23;
students must be at least 15 years old, able to
swim 300 yards, able to retrieve a diving brick
from the deep end and swim 20 yards with the
brick; $175; for information and to register, call
309-796-5601, BHC Community Aquatic Center,
6600 34th Ave, Moline, IL, BHC.edu, Fri Feb 6.
Professional Development: Leadership
Through People Skills, thru Feb. 13; 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 563-3335720 e-mail pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown
Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Suite # 140,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/pd, 8am Mon Feb 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 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 6:30pm Tue Feb 10.
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse Cooking
Class, the chef will reveal concise, easyto-master techniques in a fun and relaxed
atmosphere; $45 includes samples, two
glasses of wine or two martinis (add $5 for
martinis), and recipe cards; for information
and to reserve, call 309-736-0100, Johnny’s
Italian Steakhouse, 1300 River Dr, Moline, IL,
JohnnysItalianSteakhouse.com, 6:30pm Tue
Feb 10.
Open House Visit Day, high school juniors,
seniors, and families receive important
admissions and financial aid info, take a
campus tour, and meet faculty members from
your major of interest; free; for information,
call 563-333-6300 or 800-383-2627 or e-mail
admit@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/visit, 8:45am Mon Feb 16.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering, register
by Feb. 18 for Feb. 24 event; a night of fun
activities in science and engineering for girls
of pre-school age through 7th grade; teachers
and parents are welcome; for information, call
563-333-6485 or e-mail engineering@sau.edu,
SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd
St., Suite # 140, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/pd,
5pm Wed Feb 18.
Professional Development: PMP and
CAPM Exam Preparation, thru Feb. 26;
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MEETINGS

Events

November & December

Adler Theatre
November through February

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ccording to the ancient philosopher Laozi, “Music in the soul can be heard
by the universe.” If that’s true, the universe is gonna spend the next few
months hearing from the Adler Theatre,
because every single one of the venue’s
16 scheduled wintertime events will be
filling patrons’ souls with music. And
one of them, for Laozi, might’ve proven
particularly soul-satisfying, as artists
from his native China bring music,
dance, and astonishing acrobatics to
Davenport in the February 17 and
Counting Crows - December 16
18 engagements with Shen Yun. A
blend of classical Chinese dance, aerial
masters, soaring vocals, and thundering drums, this journey through ancient
dynasties lands during an Adler winter that also delivers expressive, explosive
percussion – plus comedy, technology, and cobalt-tinted deadpans – in the
February 10 and 11 bookings with the Blue Man Group. No one, however, will
likely be blue during the next two touring productions in the Broadway at the
Adler Series, considering they’re the Tony-nominated gospel comedy Sister Act:
The Musical (December 21) and Frank Loesser’s legendary, damn-near-perfect
stage musical Guys & Dolls (January 21). Classical-music fans will be treated to
not one, not two, but three wintertime Masterworks concerts with the Quad City
Symphony Orchestra: December 6’s “A Musical Showcase,” February 7’s “Musical
Cathedrals,” and March 7’s “The American Tapestry.” (The concerts will also be
performed at Augustana College’s Centennial Hall on December 7, February 8,
and March 8, respectively.) Those in the mood for exhilarating pop rock will be
Counting their blessings during December 16’s night with Counting Crows,
and the Adler extends its winter musical lineup with eagerly awaited visits by
country superstar Martina McBride (February 12) and contemporary-Christian
recording artist Jason Crabb, who performs a December 2 event also boasting
“Queen of Clean” comedienne Chonda Pierce. Oh, and you did know that the
holidays were coming, right? Because if not, the Adler plans to inform you in
a half-dozen exciting musical events for the Christmas season – one of them,
platinum-selling pianist Jim Brickman’s On a Winter’s Night, even landing postChristmas (December 28). But the Davenport venue will also delight guests with
its annual stagings of Ballet Quad Cities’ The Nutcracker (December 13 and 14)
and its first-ever night with a wildly popular Branson entertainer in The Shoji
Tabuchi Christmas Show (December 17). November 30 brings with it the return
of “Iowa’s Own Pianist” Jim McDonough, with the holidays also celebrated,
in country-chart-topping style, with Trace Adkins: The Christmas Show
(December 7). And for a holiday celebration with multimedia pizazz, you and
your family won’t want to miss the stage excitement of A Mannheim Steamroller
Christmas, which hits the Adler on November 26, and ... . Wait. November 26?
That’s in, like, just a few hours! What on Earth on you doing reading this article
when you should be ordering tickets?!? Get out of here! Go visit AdlerTheatre.
com, for Pete’s sake! – Mike Schulz

Project Management Institute’s Project
Management Professional (PMP) or Certified
Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
certification exams; includes a comprehensive
review of the PMBOK Guide, the application
process, practice exams, and test-taking tips;
$995; for information and to register, call 563333-5720 e-mail pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown
Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Suite # 140,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/pd, 8:30am Tue Feb 24.
Weekend Propagator’s Club Introductory
Session, for ages 16+; all participants receive
a basic propagator’s kit of flats, cell packs,
potting medium, labels, and bench space
in the growing houses; you provide the
seeds, and the staff waters plants during the
week; instruction provided by a qualified
gardener; work on your own on Saturdays and
Sundays thru Apr. 19, 10am-noon; $50-60; for

information, call 563-328-7275, Vander Veer
Conservatory, 215 W. Central Park, Davenport,
IA, CityOfDavenportIowa.com, 10am Sat Mar 7.
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse Cooking
Class, the chef will reveal concise, easyto-master techniques in a fun and relaxed
atmosphere; $45 includes samples, two
glasses of wine or two martinis (add $5 for
martinis), and recipe cards; for information
and to reserve, call 309-736-0100, Johnny’s
Italian Steakhouse, 1300 River Dr, Moline, IL,
JohnnysItalianSteakhouse.com, 6:30pm Tue
Mar 10.

Citizens Against DHS, review and discuss
the DHS with Cheryl Drager; for information,
call 563-323-0203, Hy-Vee - East Kimberly, 1823
E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA, 12pm Wed Nov
26.
Citizens Against Animal Control, review
and discuss the changing of animal-control
laws with Cheryl Drager; for information, call
563-323-0203, Hy-Vee - East Kimberly, 1823 E.
Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA, 12pm Wed Nov
26.
QCAD Young Adults’ Social Group,
on Wednesdays; for information, call 309786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming Diversity
Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
QCADOutForGood.org, 7pm Wed Nov 26 thru
Wed Dec 17.
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 27 thru Thu Dec 18.
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 28 thru Fri Dec 26.
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 28 thru Fri
Dec 26.
House Church Meeting, on Sundays;
join the a non-denominational, ecumenical,
ecology-minded, all-faith group that supports
one another, prays together, helps one another,
and helps the community; for information, call
563-323-0203 or 563-505-9815, Sun Nov 30
thru Sun Dec 28.
Outdoor Worship Services, experience
God in the great outdoors at 1006 Western,
the corner of West 10th Western, Davenport,
IA; sponsored by the Ecumenical Fellowship
Church; for information, call 563-323-0203 or
563-508-1852, 9am Sun Nov 30 thru Sun Dec
28.
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 Stitch & Bitch, a class for quilting
and other sewing; for information, call 309786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming Diversity
Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
QCADOutForGood.org, 6pm Mon Dec 1.
Women of the Bible, on Mondays, led by
Ginger Busby; for information, call 563-3221302, The Solid Rock Cafe, 1411 Brady St,
Davenport, IA, 9am Mon Dec 1 thru Mon Dec
29.
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 Dec 2 thru Tue Dec 16.
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 Dec 2 thru
Tue Dec 30.
Independent Scholars Evening, on
Thursdays; a free-standing, public forum for
the support of area scholars and interested
co-learners; refreshments provided, cash bar

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available; free; for information, call 309762-9202 or e-mail institutecht@gmail.com,
The Moline Club, 513 16th St., Moline, IL,
QCInstitute.org/ise.html, 7pm Thu Dec 4 thru
Thu Dec 18.
QCAD Spectrum, transgender social/
support group; for information, call 309786-2580, 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.
LeClaire Chamber Networking Event,
LeClaire Subway, 1293 Eagle Ridge Rd., LeClaire,
IA, 12pm Tue Dec 9.
Knit for Peace, monthly group for those
who like to knit or crochet; bring a project or
a problem; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 6pm Tue Dec 9.
Citizens to Reform Animal Control, review
and discuss the changing of animal-control
laws with Cheryl Drager; for information, call
563-323-0203, Hy-Vee - East Kimberly, 1823 E.
Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA, 12pm Wed Dec 10.
Citizens to Reform the Department of
Human Services, review and discuss the
DHS with Cheryl Drager; for information, call
563-323-0203, Hy-Vee - East Kimberly, 1823 E.
Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA, 12pm Wed Dec 10.
Quad City Audubon Society General
Membership Meeting, featuring a
presentation on “Five Years of Birding Magee
Marsh in Ohio” (the society’s annual Pie
and Coffee Night); free to the public; for
information, call Brent Langley at 309-2355408, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street,
Moline, IL, QuadCityAudubon.org, 7pm Thu
Dec 11.
Bettendorf Public Library Board of
Trustees Meeting, for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 4:30pm Thu Dec 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 Dec 15.
Mississippi Valley Country & Western
Music Association Food & Dance, dinner
served at 6pm followed with music and
dancing; bring your instrument, jam with us,
sing your song; for information, contact Robert
Kunz at Alframer@mchsi.com or 309-740-8126,
East Moline American Legion, 829 16th Ave.,
East Moline, IL, 6pm Mon Dec 15.
QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users
Group) Meeting, with a special program/
presentation on Macintosh Applications or
hardware, and an “Open Forum” QA 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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA, QCMUG.org,
6:30pm Tue Dec 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 Dec 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 Dec 18.
QCAD Stitch & Bitch, a class for quilting
and other sewing; for information, call 309786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming Diversity

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra
@ i wireless Center, January 4
Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
QCADOutForGood.org, 6pm Mon Dec 22.
Citizens Against Animal Control, review
and discuss the changing of animal-control
laws with Sheryl Drager; for information, call
563-323-0203, Hy-Vee - East Kimberly, 1823 E.
Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA, 12pm Wed Dec 31.

January
Quad City Audubon Society General
Membership Meeting, free to the public,
subject to be announced; for information,
call Brent Langley at 309-235-5408,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL,
QuadCityAudubon.org, 7pm Thu Jan 8.
Independent Scholars Evening, on
Thursdays; a free-standing, public forum for
the support of area scholars and interested
co-learners; refreshments provided, cash bar
available; free; for information, call 309762-9202 or e-mail institutecht@gmail.com,
The Moline Club, 513 16th St., Moline, IL,
QCInstitute.org/ise.html, 7pm Thu Jan 8 thru
Thu Jan 29.
Knit for Peace, monthly group for those
who like to knit or crochet; bring a project or
a problem; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 6pm Tue Jan 13.
APPy Hour, bring your tablet or
smartphones, share your favorite apps, and
maybe discover some new ones; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Cool Beanz
Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Wed Jan 14.
Black Hawk College Board of Trustees
Meeting, in the Dr. Charles O. Warthen
Conference Room; for information, call 309796-5051, Black Hawk College Community
Education Center, 404 E. 3rd St., Kewanee, IL,
BHC.edu, 6pm Thu Jan 15.

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Mississippi Valley Country & Western
Music Association Food & Dance, dinner
served at 6pm followed with music and
dancing; bring your instrument, jam with us,
sing your song; for information, contact Robert
Kunz at Alframer@mchsi.com or 309-740-8126,
East Moline American Legion, 829 16th Ave.,
East Moline, IL, 6pm Mon Jan 19.
World Affairs Council, free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Jan 27.

February & March
Independent Scholars Evening, on
Thursdays; a free-standing, public forum for
the support of area scholars and interested
co-learners; refreshments provided, cash bar
available; free; for information, call 309762-9202 or e-mail institutecht@gmail.com,
The Moline Club, 513 16th St., Moline, IL,
QCInstitute.org/ise.html, 7pm Thu Feb 5 thru
Thu Mar 12.
Knit for Peace, monthly group for those
who like to knit or crochet; bring a project or
a problem; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 6pm Tue Feb 10.
APPy Hour, bring your tablet or
smartphones, share your favorite apps, and
maybe discover some new ones; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Cool Beanz
Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Wed Feb 11.
Quad City Audubon Society General
Membership Meeting, free to the public,
subject to be announced; for information,
call Brent Langley at 309-235-5408,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL,
QuadCityAudubon.org, 7pm Thu Feb 12.
Bettendorf Public Library Board of
Trustees Meeting, for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 4:30pm Thu Feb 12.
Mississippi Valley Country & Western
Music Association Food & Dance, dinner
served at 6pm followed with music and
dancing; bring your instrument, jam with us,
sing your song; for information, contact Robert
Kunz at Alframer@mchsi.com or 309-740-8126,
East Moline American Legion, 829 16th Ave.,
East Moline, IL, 6pm Mon Feb 16.

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MEETINGS
February & March
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 Feb 19.
American Association of University
Women, for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Mon Feb 23.
World Affairs Council, free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Feb 24.
Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities
Annual Dinner, venue and program TBD;
for information, call 563-359-9066, Habitat
for Humanity - Quad Cities, 2235 Grant St.,
Bettendorf, IA, HabitatQC.org, Sat Mar 7.
Knit for Peace, monthly group for those
who like to knit or crochet; bring a project or
a problem; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 6pm Tue Mar 10.
APPy Hour, bring your tablet or
smartphones, share your favorite apps, and
maybe discover some new ones; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Cool Beanz
Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Wed Mar 11.
Black Hawk College Board of Trustees
Meeting, in the Dr. Charles O. Warthen
Conference Room; for information, call 309796-5051, Black Hawk College Community
Education Center, 404 E. 3rd St., Kewanee, IL,
BHC.edu, 6pm Thu Mar 12.
Mississippi Valley Country & Western
Music Association Food & Dance, dinner
served at 6pm followed with music and
dancing; bring your instrument, jam with us,
sing your song; for information, contact Robert
Kunz at Alframer@mchsi.com or 309-740-8126,
East Moline American Legion, 829 16th Ave.,
East Moline, IL, 6pm Mon Mar 16.

HEALTH

WEEKLY CLASSES
Aquatic Exercise Class, on Mondays,
Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11-11:45am,
and Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from
6-6:45pm; for information, call 309-796-5601,
BHC Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th
Ave, Moline, IL, BHC.edu/aquatic, Wed Nov 26
thru Wed Dec 31.
Private Yoga Lessons w/ Johanna, 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, Wed Nov 26 thru Wed
Dec 31.
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 563-7262623 or e-mail mississippipearl@hotmail.com,
The Cottage Wholistic Health Center, 1227 Jersey
Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA, PromotingWellness.
net, 5:30pm Wed Nov 26 thru Wed Dec 31.
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,

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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 Wed
Nov 26 thru Wed Dec 31.
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP,
information and answers
to Medicare questions
from a Senior Health
Insurance Information
Program counselor; free; for
Anthony Gomes @ The Redstone Room, January 31
information, call 563-4211096, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning
6600 34th Avenue, Moline, IL, BHC.edu/aquatic,
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
11am Wed Nov 26 thru Wed Dec 31.
com, 9am Wed Dec 3.
Belly Dance, on Fridays; a great way to
Indigo Holiday Open House, join us
get fit for people of all ages, shapes, sizes
in our Downtown Moline studio for our
and fitness levels; run drills, shimmy, and
yearly customer appreciation day with
dance to fun, follow-along workout songs;
demonstrations, snacks drinks, and stockwater suggested, dress comfortably, no
up-and-save deals on gift certificates more;
bare bellies required; $5 drop-in class, $40
for information, call 309-764-9642, Indigo
for a 10-class card; for information, e-mail
Wellness Moline, 1621 5th Ave., Moline, IL,
Lisa at LBellydance@yahoo.com, The Dance
IndigoWellness.info, 3:30pm Sat Dec 6.
Connection, 1018 15th Ave., East Moline, IL,
The Journey Group, come to The Shamanic
QuadCitiesBellyDance.com, 6pm Fri Nov 28
Journey and learn, along with drumming,
thru Fri Dec 26.
to meet your spiritual teachers and Power
Yoga for Fibromyalgia and Chronic
Animals; $5 donation; for information, call 563Pain, on Fridays; $12 drop-in or $100 for a
322-5354, Davenport School of Yoga, 421 Brady
10-class pass; for information and to register,
Street, Davenport, IA, DavenportSchoolOfYoga.
contact Johanna Hilliard at 563-726-2623 or
com, 2pm Sun Dec 7.
mississippipearl@hotmail.com., The Cottage
The Healing Group, for emotional, physical
Wholistic Health Center, 1227 Jersey Ridge Rd.,
and spiritual healing for yourself, family and
Davenport, IA, PromotingWellness.net, 10am
friends, as well as the planet; bring a rattle
Fri Nov 28 thru Fri Dec 26.
and drum if you have one; $5 donation; for
Pilates Fusion Class, on Saturdays; join
information, call 563-322-5354, DSY Bettendorf,
yoga pilates instructor Rebecca Lovich for a
3420 Towne Pointe Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
fun and challenging wake-up and work-out
DavenportSchoolOfYoga.com, 3pm Sun Dec
for your entire being; expect to strengthen
14.
stabilize, lengthen tone, and stretch smile; for
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, information
information, call 309-764-9642, Indigo Wellness
and answers to Medicare questions from a
Hot Yoga, 5161 Utica Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA,
Senior Health Insurance Information Program
IndigoWellness.info, 7:30am Sat Nov 29 thru
counselor; free; for information, call 563-421Sat Dec 27.
1096, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Yoga w/ Michelle Campbell, Saturdays at
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
9:30am; $5, Unitarian Universalist Church of the
com, 9am Wed Dec 17.
Quad Cities, 3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
QCUU.org, Sat Nov 29 thru Sat Dec 27.
January thru March
Genesis Health Care Health Insurance
Navigators, on Mondays (not 12/15);
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, information
assistance available for those needing to sign
and answers to Medicare questions from a
up for insurance using the health exchange;
Senior Health Insurance Information Program
free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
counselor; free; for information, call 563-421Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
1096, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 9am Mon Dec 1 thru Mon Feb 9.
com, 9am Wed Jan 7.
Water Aerobics, on Tuesdays and Thursdays;
General MDA Support Group, for
a 20-visit pass is $64 for the general public
individuals and families affected by muscular
and $60 for Black Hawk College employees,
dystrophy; for information, call 319-393-8905,
students, and senior citizens, Black Hawk
Trinity 7th Street Campus, 500 John Deere Rd,
College - Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th
Moline, IL, Wed Jan 28.
Avenue, Moline, IL, BHC.edu/aquatic, 6pm Tue
General MDA Support Group, for
Dec 2 thru Tue Dec 30.
individuals and families affected by muscular
Yoga for Stress Management, on Tuesdays
dystrophy; for information, call 319-393-8905,
Thursdays; learn how to control the breath
Trinity 7th Street Campus, 500 John Deere Rd,
in order to calm the body and the mind;
Moline, IL, Wed Wed Jan 28.
aromatherapy, a healing touch, and a guided
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, information
relaxation included; for information, call 309and answers to Medicare questions from a
764-9642, Indigo Wellness Moline, 1621 5th
Senior Health Insurance Information Program
Ave., Moline, IL, IndigoWellness.info, 9am Tue
counselor; free; for information, call 563-421Dec 2 thru Tue Dec 30.
1096, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Genesis Health Affordable Care Act
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
Navigators, on Tuesdays; patrons invited for
com, 9am Wed Feb 4.
first-come first-served sessions; for information,
General MDA Support Group, for
call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210
individuals and families affected by muscular
41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 9am Tue
dystrophy; for information, call 319-393-8905,
Dec 2 thru Tue Feb 10.
Trinity 7th Street Campus, 500 John Deere Rd,
Moline, IL, Wed Feb 25.
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, information
and answers to Medicare questions from a
Senior Health Insurance Information Program
November & December
counselor; free; for information, call 563-421Open Enrollment for the Free Pediatric
1096, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Integrated Health Program, for all kids on
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.

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com, 9am Wed Mar 4.

SENIORS

WEEKLY EVENTS

Beginning Two-Step Class, on Wednesdays;
$4-6; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 2:30pm
Wed Nov 26 thru Wed Dec 31.
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 Wed Nov
26 thru Wed Dec 31.
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 Nov
26 thru Wed Dec 31.
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 Nov 26 thru Wed
Dec 31.
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 Nov
26 thru Wed Dec 31.
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 Nov
26 thru Wed Dec 31.
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 Wed Nov 26 thru Wed
Dec 31.
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 Nov
26 thru Wed Dec 31.
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 Nov
26 thru Wed Dec 31.
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 Nov 26 thru
Wed Dec 31.
TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking
Off Pounds Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in,
noon meeting; $1-2; for information, call 563386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.
org, 11:30am Wed Nov 26 thru Wed Dec 31.
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
Nov 26 thru Wed Dec 31.
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 Nov 26 thru Wed
Dec 31.
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 Fri Nov 28
thru Fri Dec 26.
Bingo, on Fridays; for information, call 563386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035

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W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.
org, 12:30pm Fri Nov 28 thru Fri Dec 26.
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 Nov 28 thru Fri
Dec 26.
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
Nov 28 thru Fri Dec 26.
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 Nov 28 thru
Fri Dec 26.
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 Nov 28 thru Fri
Dec 26.
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
Nov 28 thru Fri Dec 26.
Zumba Toning, on Fridays; with instructor
Kami Hoist; $2-4; for information, call 563-3867477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
8am Fri Nov 28 thru Fri Dec 26.
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
Nov 28 thru Mon Dec 29.
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 Dec 1 thru Mon Dec 29.
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
Dec 1 thru Mon Dec 29.
Drawing, Clay Sculpting & Acrylics, on
Mondays; with instructor Paul Algueseva; $5-6
plus materials; for information, call 563-3867477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
5:30pm Mon Dec 1 thru Mon Dec 29.
Drawing, Clay Sculpting, & Acrylics, on
Mondays; with instructor Paul Algueseva; $5-6
plus materials; for information, call 563-3867477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
12:30pm Mon Dec 1 thru Mon Dec 29.
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

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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 Dec
2 thru Tue Dec 30.
Line Dancing I, on
Tuesdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-3867477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Dec
2 thru Tue Dec 30.
Gentle Exercise Class, on
Thursdays; with instructor
Norma Thoeming; $2-4;
for information, call 563Bald Eagle Days @ QCCA Expo Center, January 9-11
386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
Dec 1 thru Mon Dec 29.
CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Thu Dec 4 thru Thu
Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing
Dec 25.
experience necessary; free; for information,
Line Dancing II, on Thursdays; $2-4; for
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport,
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am Mon Dec 1 thru Mon
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 2:30pm Thu
Dec 29.
Dec 4 thru Thu Dec 18.
Zumba, on Mondays; $2-4; for information,
Musings Poetry Roundtable, on Thursdays;
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
$2-4; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
CASISeniors.org, 5:30pm Mon Dec 1 thru Mon
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 1:30pm
Dec 29.
Thu Dec 4 thru Thu Dec 18.
Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; with
New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays;
instructor Nikki Harvey; $2-4; for information,
$2-4; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport,
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm
IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Mon Dec 1 thru
Thu Dec 4 thru Thu Dec 18.
Mon Dec 29.
Zumba Gold Beginners & Chair, on
Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-4; for information,
Thursdays; $2-4; for information, call 563-386call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport,
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Tue Dec 2 thru Tue
9am Thu Dec 4 thru Thu Dec 18.
Dec 30.
Ceramics II, on Tuesdays; with instructor
Dar Hanssen; $5-9/session, $8-10/all day; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
Red Hat Meeting, co-sponsored by CASI;
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
for information, call 563-386-7477, The Lodge
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Dec 2
Hotel, 900 Spruce Hills Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
thru Tue Dec 30.
CASISeniors.org, 12pm Tue Dec 2.
Crocheting & Knitting Volunteer Class,
Trinity Foot Clinic, please bring two towels
make hats, scarfs, and mittens for children and
a washcloth to your appointment; $25; for
the homeless; donations of yarn and other
information, call 563-320-3975, CASI (Center
knitting needs accepted; free; for information,
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Wed Dec
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
3.
CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Tue Dec 2 thru Tue
Low Vision Support Group, for information,
Dec 30.
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Free Line Dance Lessons, on Tuesdays; for
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
CASISeniors.org, 10am Thu Dec 4.
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
CASI Book Club, for information, call 563Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 8:30am Tue
386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
Dec 2 thru Tue Dec 30.
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.
Gentle Exercise Class, on Tuesdays; with

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org, 10am Fri Dec 5.
Caregivers Support Group, for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Mon Dec 8.
Walgreens Blood Pressure Screenings, for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Dec 9.
Exploring Faith, for information, call 563386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.
org, 10am Tue Dec 9.
Turning 65, Understanding Medicare
Options, 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 Dec 9.
Grief Support Group, donations
encouraged; for information, call 563-3867477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
9:30am Wed Dec 10.
Senior Day: Pleasant Valley High School
Choirs, featuring a selection of holiday music;
refreshments served; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Thu Dec 11.
2014 Quad Cities Police Annual Seniors
Christmas Lights Tour, reserve by Dec. 5; area
seniors join local police officers for a guided
tour of the best holiday light displays this
season; for information and to reserve, call 563386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.
org, 6:15pm Tue Dec 16.
Turning 65, Understanding Medicare
Options, 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 Dec
16.
Walgreens Blood Pressure Screenings, for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Dec
16.
Parkinson’s Support Group, 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
Dec 20.
Senior Day: Rock Island Arsenal History,
free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 1:30pm Thu Jan 15.
Senior Day, free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Thu Feb 19.

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ARTS & CRAFTS
November thru January
Make it, Play it, Take it Craft Day, ages 6-12
create, play, or design a craft or activity; drop-in session
featuring crafts you can play with right away and take
home for later; 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.
Comics Art Lab, ages 7 & 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 Dec 16.
Make it, Play it, Take it Craft Day, ages 6-12
create, play, or design a craft or activity; drop-in session
featuring crafts you can play with right away and take
home for later; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Dec 17.
Random Fandom, cool arts and crafts for fans of
“Doctor Who,”“Sherlock,”“Supernatural,”“The Hunger
Games,” and more; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Mon Dec 29.
Make it, Play it, Take it Craft Day, on Wednesdays;
ages 6-12 create, play, or design a craft or activity;
drop-in session featuring crafts you can play with right
away and take home for later; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm
Wed Jan 14 thru Wed Jan 28.
Teen Craft Day, create your own craft with the free
supplies provided, and take your creations home; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 1:30pm Sat Jan 24.

February & March
Pop-Up Book Craft, grades K-6 make their own popup books; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Tue Feb 3.
Pop-Up Book Craft, grades K-6 make their own popup books; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Feb 4.
Pop-Up Book Craft, grades K-6 make their own
pop-up books; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
4pm Thu Feb 5.
Make it, Play it, Take it Craft Day, ages 6-12
create, play, or design a craft or activity; drop-in session
featuring crafts you can play with right away and take
home for later; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Feb 18.
Make it, Play it, Take it Craft Day, ages 6-12
create, play, or design a craft or activity; drop-in session
featuring crafts you can play with right away and take
home for later; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Feb 25.
Duct Tape Craft Program, make something fun out
of duct tape; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Tue Mar 17.
Make it, Play it, Take it Craft Day, ages 6-12
create, play, or design a craft or activity; drop-in session
featuring crafts you can play with right away and take
home for later; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Mar 18.

MUSIC

Winter Blues 2014, sessions are open to musicians
from 8-18 yrs. of age, and will be led by RME’s Ellis Kell &
Bret Dale along with Hal Reed of the Mississippi Valley
Blues Society, and will feature other veteran blues
musicians from the region as special guests for these
workshop sessions; the focus will be on sharpening
one’s individual skills and expressing oneself through
the blues roots form - by learning how to improvise, and
also through the composition of original blues lyrics

and music; Winter Blues will consist of four half-day
sessions, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and
concludes with a special Blues Jam event on Jan. 3; $150;
for information and to register, call 563-326-1333, RME
(River Music Experience), 129 N. Main St., Davenport,
IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, Wed Nov 26 thru Mon
Dec 15.
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
Dec 20.
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
Jan 17.
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
Feb 21.

STORIES

November & December
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 Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed
Nov 26.
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 26 thru Wed
Dec 17.
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
26 thru Wed Dec 17.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Dec 1 thru Mon
Dec 15.
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 28 thru Fri Dec
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 Nov 28 thru Fri Dec 26.
Morning Story Time, on 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 Nov 28 thru Fri Dec 26.
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.
River Valley Story Time 4- & 5-Year-Olds, on
Mondays; free; for information, call 309-523-3440, River
Valley District Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron, IL,
RiverValleyLibrary.org, 10am Mon Dec 1 and Mon Dec
8.
Wee Wigglers Toddler Time, Mondays at 9:30 and
10:45am; stories, music, crafts, and play-time for ages
18-36 months; free; for information, call 309-5242440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, Mon Dec 1 thru Mon Dec 22.
Baby Story Time, on Mondays, for ages 0-18 months;

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Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Dec 1 thru Mon
Dec 29.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Dec 1 thru Mon
Dec 15.
Morning Story Time, on Tuesdays; 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, Tue Dec
2 thru Tue Dec 30.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Tue Dec 2 thru Tue Dec
16.
Bookworms Tween Book Club, grades 3-5
enjoy a book discussion, fun activities & 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.
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 Dec 2
thru Tue Dec 30.
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 Dec 2 thru Tue
Dec 16.
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 Dr., Bettendorf,
IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Wed Dec 3 thru Wed
Dec 17.

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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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Thu Dec 4 thru Thu Dec
18.
River Valley Story Time 2- & 3-Year-Olds, free;
for information, call 309-523-3440, River Valley District
Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron, IL, RiverValleyLibrary.
org, 10am Thu Dec 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 Dec 4 thru Thu Dec
18.
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.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Thu Dec 4.
Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; stories, songs,
fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages 3-5; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Fri Dec 5 thru Fri Dec 19.
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 Dec 5 thru Fri Dec
19.
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 Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Mon Dec 8.

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STORIES

November & December
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 Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed
Dec 10.
Pleasant Valley Junior High Writing Club, bimonthly meeting; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu
Dec 11.
Christmas/Santa Storytime, free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 11am Sat Dec 13.
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 Dec 15.
Read the Movie, teens talk about bestselling
YA books and how awesome or awful their movie
adaptations were; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
4pm Thu Dec 18.
Winter Tales, stories, music, and play for ages 0-5;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Dec 23.

January
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Jan 5 thru Mon
Jan 26.
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 Jan 6 thru Tue
Jan 27.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Tue Jan 6 thru Tue Jan 27.
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 Dr., Bettendorf,
IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Wed Jan 7 thru Wed
Jan 28.
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 Jan
7 thru Wed Jan 28.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Thu Jan 8.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Thu Jan 8 thru Thu Jan
29.
Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; stories, songs,
fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages 3-5; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Fri Jan 9 thru thru Fri
Jan 30.
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 Jan 9 thru Fri Jan 30.

Book Explorers, grades 4 & above will be given
a book and then progressively discuss it over the
following weeks; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Sat Jan 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 Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Mon Jan
12.
Evening Storytimes , stories and crafts 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 Jan 12.
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 Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed
Jan 14.
Pleasant Valley Junior High Writing Club , bimonthly meeting; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu
Jan 15.
Winter Reading: Pop Open a Good Book! , reading
challenges and special events for children, teens and
adults to get your mind popping over a long winter;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, Sat Jan 17 thru Sat Feb 28.
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 Jan 22.
Book Explorers, grades 4 & above will be given
a book and then progressively discuss it over the
following weeks; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Sat Jan 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 Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Mon Jan
26.
Evening Storytimes, stories and crafts 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
Jan 26.
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 Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed
Jan 28.
Pleasant Valley Junior High Writing Club, bimonthly meeting; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu
Jan 29.

February & March
Winter Reading: Pop Open a Good Book!, reading
challenges and special events for children, teens and
adults to get your mind popping over a long winter;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, Sun Feb 1 thru Sat Feb 28.
Evening Storytimes, stories and crafts 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 Feb 2.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Feb 2 thru Mon
Mar 16.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Tue Feb 3 thru Tue Mar

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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 Feb 3 thru Tue
Mar 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 Dr., Bettendorf,
IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Wed Feb 4 thru Wed
Mar 18.
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 Feb
4 thru Wed Mar 11.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Thu Feb 5 thru Thu Mar
12.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Thu Feb 5.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Thu Feb 5 thru Thu Mar
12.
Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; stories, songs,
fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages 3-5; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Fri Feb 6 thru Fri Mar 13.
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 Feb 6 thru Mar 13.
Book Explorers, grades 4 & above will be given
a book and then progressively discuss it over the
following weeks; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Sat Feb 7.
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 Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed
Feb 11.
Pleasant Valley Junior High Writing Club, bimonthly meeting; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu
Feb 12.
Bluestem Book Club, join us for activities and
discussions on nominated books from the Illinois
Bluestem Book Awards; we’ll read and discuss a book
that night, and you’re encouraged to discuss your
favorites from the list as well; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
5:30pm Mon Feb 16.
Evening Storytimes, stories and crafts 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
Feb 23.
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 Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Mon Feb
23.
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 Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed
Feb 25.

Pleasant Valley Junior High Writing Club, bimonthly meeting; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu
Feb 26.
PV Booker Bear Event, free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am
Sat Feb 28.
ICCA Battle of the Books: Bettendorf, with
instructor Christine Garrow; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am
Mon Mar 2.
ICCA Battle of the Books: Pleasant Valley, free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 4:30pm Wed Mar 4.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Thu Mar 5.
ICCA Battle of the Books: Bettendorf, free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Thu Mar 5.
Evening Storytimes, stories and crafts 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 Mar 16.

LIBRARY EVENTS
November & December

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 26 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 563326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed
Nov 26 thru Wed Dec 17.
Friday Free-For-All, 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 28.
Le’go My Legos, on Saturdays; free building
with Lego blocks; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 11am Sat Nov 29
and Sat Dec 6.
Role Playing Group, on Saturdays; group comprised
mostly of teens plays games such as Dungeons &
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 Dr., Bettendorf,
IA, bettendorflibrary.com, 1pm Sat Nov 29 thru Sat
Dec 20.
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 Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Sat Nov 29
thru Sat Dec 13.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
bettendorflibrary.com, 3:30pm Mon Dec 1 thru Mon
Dec 29.
Anime Monday, on Mondays; watch anime and
discuss new manga; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Mon Dec
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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 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Dec 2.
Donuts with Dewey, enjoy free donuts and learn
about the Dewey Decimal System and a different
non-fiction topic each month; free; for information, call
563-285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge,
IA, ScottCountyLibrary.org, 8:30am Wed Dec 3.
Magic: The Gathering Club, teens compete against
other card collectors; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3:30pm Wed
Dec 3.
Teen-ucopia, on Wednesdays; teens enjoy a variety
of video games, board games, crafts, and other activities;
for information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed
Dec 3 thru Wed Dec 17.
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 Advisory Group, grades 6 through 12 are
invited to help plan programs and events for teens, give
feedback about the library, and meet new friends; free;
for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 3:30pm Thu
Dec 4.
Lego Robotics, on Thursdays; teens and tweens
in grades 5 and up will learn how to assemble and
program motorized Lego robots using Lego Mindstorm;
free; for information, contact Jan LaRoche at jlaroche@
molinelibrary.org or 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Thu
Dec 4 thru Thu Dec 18.
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.
Lego Club, enjoy a morning of free-building with
Lego blocks; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 11am Sat Dec 6.
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.
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.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Dec 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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm
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.
Frozen Festival, get your picture taken as Olaf, have
ice cube races, build 3D snowflakes, enjoy wintery treats,
take part in costume contests for store-bought and
homemade costumes, and more; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Dec 13.
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 Dec 15.

Mindstorm Machining, teens explore Lego
Mindstorm and learn how to program and build robots;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Mon Dec 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 Dec 16.
Magic: The Gathering Club, teens compete against
other card collectors; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3:30pm Wed
Dec 17.
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 Dec 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 Dec 17.
Teen Doctor Who Party, celebrate all things Doctor
Who with crafts, snacks, and a movie fit for the Time
Lord, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 6pm Thu Dec 18.
Super Smash Brothers Tournament, teen
contestants will be paired off randomly and competition
will be bracket-style; winners will receive a Game Stop
gift card; contestants may bring their own controllers
or use the library’s; with soda and a nacho bar open
to all players; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Mon Dec 22.
Vacation Breakout, featuring snacks, crafts, activities,
and animated movies; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Mon Dec 22.
Mario Kart Tournament, teen contestants will be
paired off randomly and competition will be bracketstyle; winners will receive a Game Stop gift card;
contestants may bring their own controllers or use the
library’s; with soda and a nacho bar open to all players;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Tue Dec 23.
Young Adult Programming, free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 3:30pm Tue Dec 23.
Vacation Breakout, featuring snacks, crafts, activities,
and animated movies; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
2pm Fri Dec 26.
Vacation Breakout, featuring snacks, crafts, activities,
and animated movies; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
2pm Tue Dec 30.

January
Vacation Breakout, featuring snacks, crafts, activities,
and animated movies; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Jan 2.
Young Adult Programming, free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 3:30pm Tue Jan 6.
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 Jan 7.
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 Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Sat Jan 10
thru Sat Jan 31.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Jan 14.
Library Laboratory, hands-on experiments and
demonstrations for grades 3-6; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm
Wed Jan 14.
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 Jan 14,.
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 Thu Jan 15.
Lego Club, enjoy a morning of free-building with
Lego blocks; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 11am Sat Jan 17.
Mindstorm Machining, teens explore Lego
Mindstorm and learn how to program and build robots;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Mon Jan 19.
Anime Night, learn more about manga and
Japanese culture while you enjoy Japanese snacks and
watch the group’s choice for anime; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 6pm Thu Jan 22.
Teen Gaming Night, enjoy Xbox 360, Wii, board
games, and snacks; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:45pm Thu
Jan 29.

February & March
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 Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Sat Feb 7
thru Sat Mar 14.
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 Feb 11.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Feb 11.
Library Laboratory, hands-on experiments and
demonstrations for grades 3-6; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm
Wed Feb 11.
Un-Valentine’s Day Party, ages 12 to 18 will watch
a non-romantic movie, enjoy snacks, play games, and

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hang out with friends; free; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu
Feb 12.
Lego Club , enjoy a morning of free-building with
Lego blocks; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 11am Sat Feb 14.
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 Feb 18.
Teen Science Cafe , mess around with fun projects
while hanging out with friends; each Science Cafe
features a simple project you can build and take home,
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 Feb 19.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Feb 25.
Library Laboratory , hands-on experiments and
demonstrations for grades 3-6; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm
Wed Feb 25.
Teen Gaming Night, enjoy Xbox 360, Wii, board
games, and snacks; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:45pm Thu
Feb 26.
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 Mar 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 Thu Mar 12.

THEATRE

PERFORMANCES
Opening in November & December
‘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 Sat Dec 27.
Shrek: The Musical, Tony-winning musical comedy
based on the animated smash; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
2:30pm; $20-37; for tickets and information, call 319-3668591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, TheatreCR.org, Fri Nov 28 thru Sun Nov 30.

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THEATRE

PERFORMANCES
Opening in November & December
Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,
family musical adapted by Allison Gregory from the
book by Barbara Park; Saturdays 10am, Nov. 29 at 1pm,
Dec. 11 at 7pm; $8.50-9; for tickets and information,
call 319-622-6262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave.,
Amana, IA, OldCreamery.com, Sat Nov 29 thru Sat Dec
13.
Annie, the Tony-winning music comedy presented
by a mostly-student cast; Fri. 7pm, Sat. 2 & 7pm; $10.50;
for tickets and information, call 563-340-7816 or e-mail
dinohayz@gmail.com, The Center for Living Arts, 2008
4th Ave, Rock Island, IL, CenterForLivingArts.org, Fri Dec
5 thru Sat Dec 13.
A Seussified Christmas Carol, the Young Footliters’
performance of Peter Bledel’s holiday tale, directed by
Tara Acton, featuring a readers’-theatre performance of
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”; Fri. 7pm, Sat. 2 & 7pm;
free, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, 210
Parkside Dr., West Branch, IA, YoungFootliters.wordpress.
com, Fri Dec 5 and Sat Dec 6.
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, family musical based
on Dr. Seuss’ book, directed by Daniel Rairdin-Hale; $8-9;
for tickets and information, call 563-333-6251, Galvin
Fine Arts Center, 518 W Locust St, Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/theatre, 3pm Sat Dec 6 and Sun Dec 7.
Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly) Updated Fables,
family-comedy adaptation of five of Aesop’s famous
tales, written by Augustana alumna Kim Esop Wylie;
Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 1:30pm; $9-11; for tickets
and information, call 309-794-7306, Potter Theatre
- Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/arts, Thu Dec 11 thru Sun Dec 14.
A Year with Frog & Toad, City Circle Acting Company
of Coralville’s production of the family musical based
on the books by Arnold Lobel, directed by Liz Tracey;
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 Dec 12 thru Sun Dec 21.

Opening January & February
The Joshua Show, family show full of songs, comedy,
puppetry, and just a smattering of tap dancing; $5-10;
for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 10am Sat Jan 17.
Little Red Riding Hood, stage version of the
Brothers Grimm story, adapted by Roger Pavey Sr.; 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
Feb 14 thru Sun Feb 22.
Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, stage-musical version
of the Oscar-winning animated smash; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Fri Feb 27.

CLASSES/AUDITIONS

Acting for Ages 7 - 9, Mondays thru Apr. 6; 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 Jan 12.
Broadway for Ages 5 - 6, Mondays thru Apr. 6;
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, 4:30pm Mon Jan 12.
Characters Craze for Ages 8 - 11, Mondays thru Apr.
6; 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 Jan 12.
Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3 - 4, Mondays
thru Apr. 6; 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, 4pm
Mon Jan 12.
Dance for Theatre for Ages 8+, Mondays thru Apr.
6; 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; $6585; for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6pm Mon Jan 12.
Improv for Ages 10 - 12, Mondays thru Apr. 6;
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 Jan 12.
Teen Acting, Mondays thru Apr. 6; get professional
theatrical training, some onstage experience, and meet
other teens from around the theatre circuit in the Quad
Cities; $55-75; for information and to register, call 563326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:45pm
Mon Jan 12.
Acting for Ages 10 - 12, Tuesdays thru Apr. 7; 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 Jan 13.
Acting for Ages 5 - 6, Tuesdays thru Apr. 7; 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 Jan 13.
Acting for Ages 7 - 9, Tuesdays thru Apr. 7; 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 Jan 13.
Advanced Acting for Ages 9+, Tuesdays thru Apr.
7; 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 Jan 13.
Broadway Babies for Ages 3 - 4, Tuesdays thru
Apr. 7; this class develops coordination and social skills
through exercises, movement, crafts and games; $5070; for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm Tue Jan 13.
Improv for Ages 13+, Tuesdays thru Apr. 7; 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 Tue Jan 13.
Improv for Ages 7 - 9, Tuesdays thru Apr. 7; 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, 6:30pm Tue Jan 13.
Intermediate Acting for Ages 7 - 9, Tuesdays thru
Apr. 7; building on skills learned in previous courses,
Intermediate Acting provides a greater challenge;
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 Jan 13.
Acting for Ages 5 - 6, Wednesdays thru Apr. 8; 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 Jan 14.

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Acting for Ages 7 - 9, Wednesdays thru Apr. 8; 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 Jan 14.
Advanced Broadway for Ages 9+, Wednesdays
thru Apr. 8; this class will focus on more complicated
choreography and music, to continue to challenge
and develop the students; $55-75; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:30pm Wed Jan 14.
Broadway for Ages 10 - 12, Wednesdays thru
Apr. 8; 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 Jan 14.
Broadway for Ages 7 - 9, Wednesdays thru
Apr. 8; 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 Jan 14.
Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3 - 4, Wednesdays
thru Apr. 8; 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 Jan 14.
Acting for Ages 10 - 12, Thursdays thru Apr. 9; 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 Jan 15.
Acting for Ages 5 - 6, Thursdays thru Apr. 9; 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 Jan 15.
Broadway for Ages 5 - 6, Thursdays thru Apr.
9; 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 Jan 15.
Spectrum Theatre for Ages 10-12, Thursdays
thru Apr. 9; 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 Jan 15.
Spectrum Theatre for Ages 13+, Thursdays thru Apr.
9; 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 563326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:15pm
Thu Jan 15.
Spectrum Theatre for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru Apr.
9; 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 Jan 15.
Acting Professional for Ages 10+, Saturdays thru
Apr. 11; students will work on audition techniques,
prepare professional resumes, learn about headshots,

find out about colleges and universities, investigate the
professional field at large and visit local professional
theatres; $55-75; for information and to register, call 563326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 11:30am
Sat Jan 17.
Acting for Ages 10 - 12, Saturdays thru Apr. 11; 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 Jan 17.
Acting for Ages 5 - 6, Saturdays thru Apr. 11; 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 Jan 17.
Acting for Ages 7 - 9, Saturdays thru Apr. 11; 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 Jan 17.
Broadway for Ages 7 - 9, Saturdays thru Apr. 11;
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 Jan 17.
Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3 - 4, Saturdays
thru Apr. 11; 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 Jan 17.
Intermediate Acting for Ages 10+, Saturdays thru
Apr. 11; building on skills learned in previous courses,
Intermediate Acting provides a greater challenge;
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 Jan 17.
Intermediate Acting for Ages 7 - 9, Saturdays thru
Apr. 11; building on skills learned in previous courses,
Intermediate Acting provides a greater challenge;
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 Jan 17.

DANCE

PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Dance me a Story: The Nutcracker, join dancers
from Ballet Quad Cities for an hour of movement and
music as they bring “The Nutcracker” to life with swirling
snowflakes, adorable mice, and yummy sugar plums;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Dec 2.
Dance Me a Story: Exploring Literature through
Ballet, join dancers from Ballet Quad Cities for
movement and music as they bring “The Nutcracker” to
life; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Dec 8.
The Nutcracker, Tcaikovsky’s holiday ballet classic
performed by Nolte Academy of Dance; Fri. 7:30pm,
Sat. 2 & 7:30pm, Sun. 2 & 6:30pm; $16-28; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, Fri Dec 5 thru
Sun Dec 7.
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 309-7863779, Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids,

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IA, BalletQuadCities.com, Sat Dec 6 and Sun Dec 7.
The Nutcracker, Ballet Quad Cities’ annual
presentation of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, with
accompaniment by Orchestra Iowa; Sat. 1:30 & 7:30pm,
Sun. 1:30pm; $10-35; for tickets and information, call
309-786-3779, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport,
IA, BalletQuadCities.com, Sat Dec 13 and Sun Dec 14.
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 Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10:30am Sat Dec 13.
Peoria Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsy’s
ballet classic with live music by the Heartland Festival
Orchestra; Sat. 2 & 7:30pm, Sun 2pm; $10-45; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson
Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Sat Dec 13 and
Sun Dec 14.
Jeannie B! Dance Party, dance along with children’s
music rocker Jeannie B! with a party that celebrates
reading and fun; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Feb 12.

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, Wed Nov
26 thru Wed Mar 18.
Ballet I/II for Ages 7+, Mondays thru Apr. 6; classes
provide proper training in ballet technique, alignment
and terminology, incorporating the discipline that is an
integral part of all dance styles; $65-85; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:10pm Mon Jan 12.
Ballet III for Ages 10+, Mondays thru Apr. 6; classes
provide proper training in ballet technique, alignment
and terminology, incorporating the discipline that is an
integral part of all dance styles; $65-85; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:15pm Mon Jan 12.
Beginning Ballet for Ages 5+, Mondays thru Apr.
6; classes provide proper training in ballet technique,
alignment and terminology, incorporating the discipline
that is an integral part of all dance styles; $60-75;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm Mon Jan 12.
Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3+, Mondays thru Apr.
6; the focus is on developing core basics and having fun;
$60-75; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm Mon
Jan 12.
Hip Hop III for Ages 13+, Mondays thru Apr. 6;
this course uses high-energy, contemporary routines
with current moves and popular music; $65-85;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7pm Mon Jan 12.
Lyrical I for Ages 10+, Mondays thru Apr. 6; 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; $65-85;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:30pm Mon Jan 12.
Hip Hop I for Ages 7+, Tuesdays thru Apr. 7; this
course uses high-energy, contemporary routines
with current moves and popular music; $65-85;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:10pm Tue Jan 13.
Hip Hop II for Ages 10+, Tuesdays thru Apr. 7;
this course uses high-energy, contemporary routines
with current moves and popular music; $65-85;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:10pm Tue Jan 13.
Li’l Hip Hop for Ages 5+, Tuesdays thru Apr. 7;

this course uses high-energy, contemporary routines
with current moves and popular music; $65-85;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:10pm Tue Jan 13.
Tumble I for Ages 5+, Tuesdays thru Apr. 7; floor
gymnastics for the beginning to intermediate tumbler;
all classes use floor mats with no use of elevated
equipment; $65-85; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm
Tue Jan 13.
Tumble II for Ages 7+, Tuesdays thru Apr. 7; floor
gymnastics for the beginning to intermediate tumbler;
all classes use floor mats with no use of elevated
equipment; $65-85; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6pm
Tue Jan 13.
Tumble III for Ages 10+, Tuesdays thru Apr. 7; floor
gymnastics for the beginning to intermediate tumbler;
all classes use floor mats with no use of elevated
equipment; $65-85; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
6:50pm Tue Jan 13.
Tumble Tots for Ages 3+, Tuesdays thru Apr. 7; floor
gymnastics for the beginning to intermediate tumbler;
all classes use floor mats with no use of elevated
equipment; $65-85; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm
Tue Jan 13.
Beginning Tap for Ages 5+, Wednesdays thru Apr.
8; this class develops timing, rhythm and coordination;
$65-85; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:30pm
Wed Jan 14.
Mainstage Dance Company for Ages 9+,
Wednesdays thru Apr. 8; the company is comprised
of our most dedicated dancers who are seeking an
additional challenge and performance opportunities;
$65-85; costume required of no more than $45;
for information and to register, call 563-888-3431,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7pm Wed Jan 14.
Poms Dance Team I for Ages 5+, Wednesdays
thru Apr. 8; students learn precision and strong arm
motions while focusing on technical dance skills of
balance, strength, and flexibility, and learn routines
in areas of jazz, hip hop, kick-line, and more; $65-85;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm Wed Jan 14.
Poms Dance Team II for Ages 7+, Wednesdays
thru Apr. 8; students learn precision and strong arm
motions while focusing on technical dance skills of
balance, strength, and flexibility, and learn routines
in areas of jazz, hip hop, kick-line, and more; $65-85;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6pm Wed Jan 14.
Poms Dance Team III for Ages 10+, Wednesdays
thru Apr. 8; students learn precision and strong arm
motions while focusing on technical dance skills of
balance, strength, and flexibility, and learn routines
in areas of jazz, hip hop, kick-line, and more; $65-85;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7pm Wed Jan 14.
Beginning Ballet for Ages 5+, Thursdays thru Apr.
9; classes provide proper training in ballet technique,
alignment and terminology, incorporating the discipline
that is an integral part of all dance styles; $60-75;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:15pm Thu Jan 15.
Beginning Pointe for Ages 10+, Thursdays thru Apr.
9; students will focus on strengthening, stretching, and
the basics that surround pointe; $65-85; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:10pm Thu Jan 15.
Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3+, Thursdays thru
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fun; $60-75; for information and to register, call 563326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:15pm
Thu Jan 15.
Homeschool Ballet I for Ages 5+, Thursdays
thru Apr. 9; classes provide proper training in ballet
technique, alignment and terminology, incorporating
the discipline that is an integral part of all dance styles;
$65-85; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 11am Thu
Jan 15.
Homeschool Ballet II for Ages 6+, Thursdays
thru Apr. 9; classes provide proper training in ballet
technique, alignment and terminology, incorporating
the discipline that is an integral part of all dance styles;
$65-85; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 1pm Thu
Jan 15.
Homeschool Ballet III for Ages 8+, Thursdays
thru Apr. 9; classes provide proper training in ballet
technique, alignment and terminology, incorporating
the discipline that is an integral part of all dance styles;
$65-85; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 12pm Thu
Jan 15.
Homeschool Ballet IV, Thursdays thru Apr. 9; classes
provide proper training in ballet technique, alignment
and terminology, incorporating the discipline that is an
integral part of all dance styles; $65-85; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 11am Thu Jan 15.
Homeschool Ballet V, Thursdays thru Apr. 9; classes
provide proper training in ballet technique, alignment
and terminology, incorporating the discipline that is an
integral part of all dance styles; $75-90; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 9am Thu Jan 15.
Tap/Jaz I/II for Ages 7+, Thursdays thru Apr. 9; this
class develops timing, rhythm and coordination; $6585; for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:40pm Thu Jan 15.
Tap/Jaz III, Thursdays thru Apr. 9; this class develops
timing, rhythm and coordination; $75-85; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:10pm Thu Jan 15.
Beginning Ballet for Ages 5+, Saturdays thru Apr.
11; classes provide proper training in ballet technique,
alignment and terminology, incorporating the discipline
that is an integral part of all dance styles; $60-75;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 10:15am Sat Jan 17.
Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3+, Saturdays thru Apr.
11; the focus is on developing core basics and having
fun; $60-75; for information and to register, call 563326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 10:30am
Sat Jan 17.
Mommy/Daddy & Me Dance for Ages 18 Months
- 3 Years, Saturdays thru Apr. 11; 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; $40-55; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 10am Sat Jan 17.

MOVIES

The Polar Express, annual screenings of Robert
Zemeckis’ computer-animated holiday hit; for
information and tickets; call 563-324-1933, Putnam
Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org,
Wed Nov 26 thru Wed Dec 31.
Frozen Sing-along, watch Disney’s animated Oscar
winner, belt out all of your favorite songs, have some
wintery snacks, and let it go; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.

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6pm Thu Dec 11.
Frozen, a screening of Disney’s Oscar-winning
animated musical in the “Tuesday Tickets” series; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Dec 16.
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 Dec 16.
Movie Sing-along Party, a sing-along viewing
of the most popular animated movie of all time, free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Sat Dec 27.
Teen Movie, a free movie and popcorn for teens ages
12 to 18; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Sat Feb 28.
Movie Sing-along Party, a sing-along viewing
of the most popular animated movie of all time, free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Tue Dec 30.

OTHER EVENTS

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 26 thru Wed Mar 18.
Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy, an all-new stage
show featuring characters from “Toy Story,”“Cars,”‘The
Little Mermaid,” and more; Thu.-Sat. 7pm, Sat. 11am
& 3pm, Sun. 1 & 5pm; $13-53; for tickets, call 800745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
iwirelessCenter.com, Thu Dec 4 thru Sun Dec 7.
Winter Nature Camp: Grades 3 - 6, register by Dec.
18 for a camp filled with winter games, exploration,
and adventure; $10; for information and to reserve,
e-mail Brittney at btiller@lccb.org or call 319-523-8381,
Langwood Education Center, 14001 H Ave., Wapello, IA,
LCCB.org, 1pm Mon Dec 22.
Winter Nature Camp: Grades Pre-School Kindergarten, register by Dec. 18 for a camp filled
with winter games, exploration, and adventure; $10; for
information and to reserve, e-mail Brittney at btiller@
lccb.org or call 319-523-8381, Langwood Education
Center, 14001 H Ave., Wapello, IA, LCCB.org, 9am Mon
Dec 22.
Winter Nature Camp: Grades 1 & 2, register by
Dec. 18 for a camp filled with winter games, exploration,
and adventure; $10; for information and to reserve,
e-mail Brittney at btiller@lccb.org or call 319-523-8381,
Langwood Education Center, 14001 H Ave., Wapello, IA,
LCCB.org, 9am Tue Dec 23.
4-H Archery Special Interest Club, register b y
Dec. 26 for club held Fridays Jan. 3 - Mar. 7; for ages 8
& older who are interested in learning skills and safety
procedures for archery; $20 for non-members; for
information and to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock
Island Conservation Club, 2421 Big Island Pkwy, Milan, IL,
Web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 6pm Fri Dec 26.
Youth Ice Fishing Derby, join the fishing fun as kids
learn all about ice fishing, safety on the ice, and have a
chance to catch some fish; $5/family; for information and
to register, e-mail Brittney at btiller@lccb.org or call 319523-8381, Langwood Education Center, 14001 H Ave.,
Wapello, IA, LCCB.org, 1pm Sat Jan 24.
Little Sprouts: Winter Is Wonderful!, for ages
2-5; songs, stories, and hands-on seasonal activities;
$2-3; for information, call 563-328-7275, Vander Veer
Conservatory, 215 W. Central Park, Davenport, IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com, 10am Wed Feb 11.
Think Spring Party, for ages 8-12; create the garden
collage of your dreams on your very own nature journal
and learn how to start seeds, care for your baby plants,
and transplant them outdoors later in the growing
season; $7-8; for information, call 563-328-7275, Vander
Veer Conservatory, 215 W. Central Park, Davenport, IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com, 1pm Sat Mar 14.

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