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s a nation, we have a tendency to
sentimentalize cultural icons in death
in a way that renders them nonthreatening, antiseptic, and easily digested
by a society with an acute intolerance for
anything controversial, politically incorrect,
or marred by imperfection.
This revisionist history – a silent censorship of sorts – has proved to be a far more
effective means of neutralizing radicals such
as Martin Luther King Jr. than anything the
NSA, CIA, or FBI could dream up.
In life, King called for Americans to rise
up against a government that was not only
treating blacks unfairly but was also killing
innocent civilians, impoverishing millions,
and prioritizing the profits of war over
human rights and dignity. This was a man
who went to jail over racial-segregation laws,
encouraged young children to face down
police dogs and water hoses, and urged
people to turn their anger loose on the government through civil disobedience. King
actually insisted that people have a moral
responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
In death, however, King has been reduced
to a face on a national monument and a
national holiday, neither of which even
hint at the true nature of the man: fiery,
passionate, single-minded in his pursuit of
justice, unwilling to remain silent in the face
of wrongdoing, and unafraid of offending
those who might disagree with him.
Heavyweight-champion boxer Muhammad Ali, a contemporary of King, followed a
different path as a social activist and breaker
of boundaries. Like King, Ali didn’t pull any
punches when it came to saying what he
believed and acting on it. Yet already, in the
wake of Ali’s passing, we’re being treated to
a sentimentalized version of the fighter.
In life, Ali was fast-talking, fast-moving,
and as politically incorrect as they come.
He became an early convert to the Nation
of Islam, a black-separatist religious

Muhammad Ali in 1967
movement whose membership at one time
included Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan.
He denounced his “slave name” (Cassius
Marcellus Clay) and refused to be the “white
man’s Negro.”
He was stripped of his boxing title,
arrested, and threatened with five years in
prison and a fine of $10,000 after refusing
to be drafted into the Army as a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War. “My
conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother,
or some darker people, or some poor
hungry people in the mud for big, powerful
America,” declared Ali. “And shoot them

for what? They never called me ‘nigger,’ they
never lynched me, they didn’t put no dogs
on me, they didn’t rob me of my nationality,
rape and kill my mother and father. ... Shoot
them for what? How can I shoot them poor
people? Just take me to jail.”
As First Amendment scholar David L.
Hudson Jr. notes: “Ali’s remarkable career
and life placed him at the vortex of these
First Amendment freedoms. ... Ali freely
exercised his religious faith. He regularly
spoke provocatively on a variety of topics.
The press was abuzz with coverage and
criticism. Thousands assembled in support

of him, and the champion himself took
part in rallies, parades, and marches. Some
petitioned the government to redress the
injustice of his conviction for refusing
military service, which resulted in his being
exiled from the boxing ring for his beliefs.”
It took a legal battle to the U.S. Supreme
Court for Ali’s religious objections to serving in the Army to be given credence, and
for his First Amendment arguments to
prevail. The case was Clay V. United States.
That was in 1971.
Forty-five years later, Ali is dead, fear
is alive, and free speech is being dealt one
knockout punch after another.
Indeed, talk-show celebrity Piers Morgan
has been soundly trounced and roundly
censured for daring to suggest that Ali made
more “inflammatory/racist” comments
than Donald Trump. Yet the boxer liberally
peppered his speech with words (“nigger”
and “Uncle Tom”) and opinions (“the white
man is the Devil” and “I’m sure no intelligent white person watching this show ...
want black boys and black girls marrying
their white sons and daughters”) that would
horrify most of his politically correct fans.
Speaking of Trump, in Fresno, California,
a third-grader was ordered to remove his
pro-Trump “Make America Great Again”
hat because school officials feared for his
safety. The nine-year-old boy refused, citing
the First Amendment.
That was the same argument – a concern
for safety – officials used in 2010 when they
ordered several high-school students to
remove their T-shirts emblazoned with the
American flag. The concern: Wearing the
flag on Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican day of
celebration, might offend Hispanic students
attending the school. The U.S. Supreme
Court agreed with the school’s logic. Coincidentally, that same week, the high court

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By Rich Miller
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Exelon Highlights Governor’s
Gamesmanship

ear the top of any list of Illinois
government’s many problems is that
House Speaker Michael Madigan
has made a decades-long game out of
messing with the minds and agendas of
our governors.
Since 1983, Madigan’s jiu-jitsu moves
against whoever happens to be governor have been a constant. Sometimes
he was wholly justified (particularly in
the waning months of Rod Blagojevich’s
administration), but he often appears to
do this simply because he can. Just ask Pat
Quinn; that guy never did figure out why
Madigan constantly messed with him.
Understandably, that can get on one’s
nerves. Governors can start seeing nefarious plots where none actually exist – as
when Governor Bruce Rauner recently
shut down a leaders’ meeting after Senate
President John Cullerton spit-balled an
idea about a stopgap budget to get the state
past the election. Rauner thought at the
time that it was somehow a plot by Madigan to scuttle the non-budget negotiations
– even though Madigan said during the
meeting that he didn’t support his fellow
Democrat’s idea.
I do give Rauner some credit, however.
The guy has some jiu-jitsu moves of his
own. The governor eventually flip-flopped
and decided to demand passage of a
stopgap appropriations bill at the spring
session’s 11th hour, completely reversing
course from just a few days earlier when
he rejected the same idea from Cullerton.
Madigan had told Rauner and the other
leaders that he’d only support a stopgap
proposal for the current fiscal year, not the
one that starts on July 1. So Rauner can now
once again blame Madigan, with justification this time, if a stopgap isn’t approved and
the government completely falls apart.
But the governor’s default position of
blaming Madigan and the Democrats
for almost everything got him in a bit of
trouble last week.
During a mostly Downstate PR tour,
according to the Quad-City Times,
Rauner accused Democrats of shying
away from “tough votes” on things such as
Exelon’s corporate bailout. Exelon had just
announced that it was closing two Downstate nuclear power plants because it
couldn’t get its bailout legislation passed.
But passing Exelon’s bill wouldn’t have
been a “tough” vote; it would’ve been a
stupid vote.
The bill simply isn’t soup yet. Yes, negotiators got closer than they ever had in the

spring session’s final days, but the interests
that weren’t at the negotiating table have
yet to have their say.
The only way a massive corporate
subsidy for an otherwise fabulously profitable company can be passed is if all four
legislative leaders and the governor are
pulling in the same direction. And that
can’t happen until all stakeholders have
their say.
Without that progress, voting to hike
electricity rates on just about everybody
to save some jobs is both legislative and
political stupidity. And to grant the
company more than $2 billion in subsidies
that cannot be clawed back if the plants
become profitable is, frankly, ridiculous.
Not to mention that one of those
districts with a nuke plant targeted for
closure is represented by Republican
Representative Bill Mitchell. I happen to
admire the guy for his survival skills, but
he has made a career out of railing against
welfare and demanding that Chicago
secede from the state. To bail out his district while the governor publicly fumes on
an almost daily basis about not wanting to
help Chicago’s fiscally bereft public-school
system is disingenuous in the extreme.
And despite saying that he has
“focused” on this problem for “quite a
while” and was “in there fighting hard,”
Rauner never once mentioned Exelon’s
legislation at the leaders’ meetings. His
staff also reportedly waved off an inquiry
by House Democratic staff about where
the governor stood. As the Quad-City
Times noted in an editorial, Rauner never
made any sort of firm public commitment
to the proposal except to have his staff say
the matter was “under review.”
This Exelon finger-pointing put the
governor’s gamesmanship on display. He’s
never to blame; he’s just a helpless victim
of the Democrats.
If the governor has any mandate at all
from the voters it’s to “Shake Up Springfield,” as he endlessly promised during
the campaign. It was, by far, the defining
“issue” for candidate Rauner. And nobody
personifies “Springfield” in voters’ minds
more than Madigan. To constantly portray
himself as powerless to stop Madigan’s sorcery is essentially an admission of failure.
One day, people are gonna catch on to
this.
Rich Miller also publishes Capitol
Fax (a daily political newsletter) and
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Article and Photos by Bruce Walters
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Lincoln with Boy on Bridge

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braham Lincoln is listening to a young
man seated on a railroad track. Lincoln’s deep-set eyes look outward, not
returning the gaze of the young man. His left
hand rises to his face in a speaking gesture,
but his smile seems to have frozen – cut off as
if by a sudden realization.
This 13-foot-tall cast-bronze sculpture by
Jeff Adams, Lincoln with Boy on Bridge, is the
visual centerpiece of Bechtel Park, a pleasant
landscaped respite on Second Street in downtown Davenport between the traffic on River
Drive and the Arsenal bridge. The sculpture
was installed on January 6.
The two people are positioned over the
outer railroad ties in the sculpture’s base –
leaving an open space between the figures
in the artwork’s compositional center. The
placement of Lincoln off to one side emphasizes that he was not yet a towering historical
figure in 1857, when he spoke with the boy on
the bridge.
The bridge is part of the sculpture’s narrative, but it is also used as a symbol of transition. Through this symbolism (the figure in
Edvard Munch’s The Scream is also standing
on a bridge) and the sense of revelation conveyed by Lincoln’s face, the sculpture subtly
expresses that the prairie lawyer stands at a
pivotal point in his life.
In only three years, he would be elected
president – and would be guiding the nation
through a cataclysmic civil war soon after. A
foreshadowing of this leadership is expressed
in the back of the sculpture, where Lincoln’s

figure is clearly seen to be in a classical
contrapposto pose (with his weight on one leg
and the shoulders and arms turned slightly
off-axis from the hips and legs) – similar to
the heroic stance of Michelangelo’s David.
Significantly, the rail tracks on the Arsenal
Bridge are directly behind the sculpture. The
current bridge is the fourth in a succession of
bridges that crossed the Mississippi from Arsenal Island to Davenport. The original bridge,
finished April 21, 1856, was the first railroad
bridge to cross the Mississippi. Its construction
pitted the railroad against the steamboat, Chicago against St. Louis, North against South.
Jefferson Davis, then secretary of war and previously a senator from Mississippi, tried to stop
the bridge’s construction when he realized it
would provide a direct transportation route
from East to West, bypassing the South.
Just 15 days after its completion, the
wooden bridge was badly damaged when
a newly built steamboat, the Effie Afton,
crashed into its piers. As reported in the
Chicago Democratic Press:
“The upper works of the boat struck
against the bridge with so much violence as to
knock all in pieces; smoke pipes, stoves, and
the like were thrown down. The boat was set
on fire in two or three places. (The hull of the
boat was in the meantime pressed under the
bridge by the force of the current.)
“The flames, however, were soon communicated to the bridge. The outer end burned
off and fell upon the burning steamer; the
other end of that span was cut away, and

bridge and steamer floated down
together, a sheet of flame. In the meantime
the excitement had spread through the two
adjacent cities, and thousands from Rock
Island and Davenport stood upon the shores
watching the sublime spectacle.”
The boat’s owner and operator, Jacob S.
Hurd, brought suit in the federal circuit
court in Chicago, claiming obstruction of
commerce and seeking $200,000 in damages
from the railroad company that built the
bridge. Hurd hoped that the high amount of
damages would make bridges across the river
unprofitable – compelling the railroads to
unload freight on one side of the river and use
ferries to transport it to the opposite shore.
The St. Louis Chamber of Commerce raised
money for Hurd’s legal fees, as the steamboat
trade was paramount to the city’s stature as
the “Gateway to the West.”
The railroad would choose an Illinois
lawyer, Abraham Lincoln, to lead its defense.
Although Lincoln had more than 5,000 trials
under his belt, Hurd V. Rock Island Bridge
Company would be his most important. His
significant role in the landmark trial would
bring Lincoln to the nation’s attention for the
first time.
In September 1857, shortly before the case
began, Lincoln traveled to Rock Island to see
the site firsthand. He talked with Benjamin
Brayton, then 15 years old, after first talking
with the bridge master and engineer. According to Brayton’s recollection in 1905, Lincoln
approached him after he wasn’t satisfied with
the explanations given to him by others. The

two of them walked out to the head of the
pier, where Lincoln asked questions about
the river’s current. He remarked that he
understood the situation after their talk and
thanked Brayton before leaving.
Based on his observation with the young
man of the river’s current, speeds, eddies,
and traffic, Lincoln convincingly argued
in the trial that pilot error and mechanical
failure, not the bridge, caused the destruction
of the Effie Afton. He also put the case into a
national context – pointing out that there was
a need for “travel from East to West, whose
demands are not less important than that of
the river.”
The 14-day trial ended in a hung jury. Yet
the 9-3 jury vote against Hurd was, effectively, a
victory for Chicago and the railroads. The case
was brought before the Supreme Court in 1862,
where the bridge owners’ victory was affirmed.
The case also was instrumental in creating
the first transcontinental railroad; construction on this northern route began in 1863. By
then, Lincoln was the president of the United
States, and Davis was the president of the
Confederacy.
Bruce Walters is a professor of art at Western
Illinois University.
This is part of an occasional series on the history of public art in the Quad Cities. If there’s a
piece of public art that you’d like to learn more
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johnw@rutherford.org

Ali Is Dead, Fear Is Alive, and Free Speech Is Being Dealt a Knockout Punch
also ruled against Confederate-flag license
plates on the grounds that they constituted
government speech and might be offensive
to African Americans.
For those of us who came of age in the
1960s, college campuses were the bastion
of free speech, awash with student protests,
sit-ins, marches, pamphleteering, and other
expressive acts showing our displeasure with
war, the Establishment, and the status quo.
Today on college campuses across
the nation, merely chalking the word
“Trump” on the sidewalk is enough to
have student groups crying foul and labeling it as hate speech in need of censorship.
Under the misleading guise of tolerance,
civility, love, and political correctness,
college campuses have become hotbeds of
student-led censorship, trigger warnings,
micro-aggressions, and “red light” speech
policies targeting anything that might
cause someone to feel uncomfortable,
unsafe, or offended.
This doesn’t even begin to touch on the
criminalization and surveillance of various forms of speech that the government
deems to be hateful, anti-government,
extremist, bullying, dangerous, or
inflammatory.
One could say that we have allowed
our fears – fear for our safety, fear of each
other, fear of being labeled racist or hateful
or prejudiced, etc. – to trump our freedom
of speech and muzzle us far more effectively than any government edict could.
Everywhere you turn, those on both
the left and right wings are fomenting distrust and division: fear of terrorists, fear of
illegal immigrants, fear of people who are
too religious, fear of people who are not
religious enough, fear of the government,
fear of those who fear the government.
The list goes on and on.
The strategy is simple yet brilliant:
The best way to control a populace is
through fear and discord. Confound
them, distract them with mindless news
chatter and entertainment, pit them
against one another by turning minor
disagreements into major skirmishes, and
tie them up in knots over matters lacking
national significance. Most important,
keep the people divided so they see each
other as the enemy and scream at each
other, drowning out all other sounds. In
this way, they will never reach consensus
about anything or hear the corporate state
as it closes in on them.
This is how a freedom-loving people
enslave themselves and allow tyrants to
prevail.
This Machiavellian scheme has so

ensnared the nation that few Americans
even realize they are being manipulated into
adopting an “us” against “them” mindset.
Instead, fueled with fear and loathing for
phantom opponents, they pour millions of
dollars and resources into political elections,
hoping for change that never comes. All the
while, those in power – bought and paid for
by lobbyists and corporations – move their

costly agendas forward, and “we the suckers” get saddled with the tax bills.
Whether you’re talking about free speech,
surveillance, police misconduct, or some
other symptom of a government that has
grown drunk on its own power, the problem
and the answer are one and the same: “we
the people.”
We need to reject fear as our guiding

principle, and restore freedom to its rightful
place at the center of our republic.
Constitutional attorney and author John
W. Whitehead is founder and president of
the Rutherford Institute (Rutherford.org).
His latest book, Battlefield America: The
War on the American People, is available at
Amazon.com.

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Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, at the Richmond Hill Barn Theatre through June 12

I

love Christopher Durang, and was very
much looking forward to his 2013 Tony
Award winner Vanya & Sonia & Masha
& Spike, currently in production at the
Richmond Hill Barn Theatre. Durang
has been a successful playwright for more
than 40 years, and although this comedy
is less edgy and absurd than previous
plays, and although I felt Durang’s writing
went off-track in the second act, Friday’s
production provided many laugh-outloud, wiping-tears-away moments. I have
not felt so just-plain-happy being in the
theatre in quite a long time.
Director Jennifer Kingry has assembled a fine cast, and her directorial
strengths were evidenced in the show’s
bright, quick pacing and fine choices she
made in guiding the production. The
story centers on three siblings: Vanya
(Tom Vaccaro) and his sister Sonia
(Jackie Skiles), who have remained at
home to care for their now-deceased
parents, and their sister Masha (Heidi
Hamer), whose acting career has paid the
family’s bills. Vanya and Sonia clearly
feel they’ve gotten the raw end of the deal
and that their lives have gone nowhere,
and in their first scene, there were
occasional moments in which I was more
aware of actors than believable characters. Was this because Vaccaro and
Skiles were thinking about lines rather
than their stage relationship? Or possibly
because, due to where I was sitting, the
in-the-round staging found them both
in chairs and me facing the backs of
their heads?
Whatever the reason, as the play
progressed, I let go of all reservations. I
could invest in Vaccaro because he has
a lovely stage presence with an earnestness and easygoing charm, and in
Stiles because of her varied, sometimes
surprising line deliveries. As the plot
developed, it was clear that the audience
was certainly invested in her character.
During a telephone monologue in which
she turned down a prospective date for
dinner, the audience let out a collective
sigh of disappointment that was wonderful to hear. But the Skiles highlight

for me involved
Sonia dressed (for
a costume party) as
Maggie Smith on her
way to the Oscars, a
scene that was pure
comic brilliance
both as written and
performed. Bravo
and brava!
For Vanya, Hamer
has returned to the
stage after a 14-year
absence, and I’m sure
the audience would
agree that it’s a most
welcome return.
Heidi Hamer, Tom Vaccaro, Victor Angelo, and Jackie Skiles
With her refreshing,
starstruck by Masha, turns out to be
light approach and
Masha’s perceived rival for Spike’s affecability to deliver witty repartee with fine
tions. Evans, a United Township High
comic timing, Hamer carries off her selfSchool student, is a very capable actress
obsessed-diva role with aplomb. Masha’s
and delightful to watch, particularly in
unexpected weekend visit sets the plot
Vanya’s play-within-a-play wherein she
in motion with her announcement that
attempts to portray a molecule. Yes, a
she is going to sell the family home, and
molecule. This is Durang, remember?
joining her is her stud-muffin boyfriend
Alas, if only Durang had remembered
Spike. Victor Angelo is just right in
himself!
It’s at this juncture of the show
portraying this not-too-bright young
that
he
inserts
a long Vanya rant about
actor, and although the scene in which
the decline of post-modern culture – a
he describes his audition for a role in
point at which Durang’s writing went
Entourage 2 is pretty funny, it’s his outracompletely off the rails for me. It was like
geous reverse-striptease that really brings
switching TV channels in the middle of
down the house.
a program. Then the playwright makes
As is his wont, Durang makes many
another false step, employing the “god
references to pop culture and the literary
from the machine” and artificially conworld, including Chekhov’s plays (which
triving one character’s change of heart in
one certainly does not have to know in
order to bring about a satisfactory resoluorder to enjoy this show). But he also reftion to the story.
erences Greek tragedy via the character
However, the ending we are presented
of the psychic housekeeper Cassandra,
with does satisfy, and despite its disapplayed by an absolutely hilarious Pamela
pointments, Durang’s wonderful wit and
Briggs. Her (fittingly) over-the-top facial
our own local-grown talent provide more
and vocal expressions are enhanced by a
than enough reasons to put Vanya & Sonia
deep Russian accent as she issues warn&
Masha & Spike on your must-see list.
ings about the Trojan Horse and the man
with a pocketful of Trojans. Briggs is the
perfect medium for channeling Durang’s Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike runs
at the Richmond Hill Barn Theatre (600
wacky absurdity, and not long after
Robinson Drive, Geneseo) through June
her introduction, all she had to do was
12, and more information and tickets
appear on stage to get me laughing.
are available by calling (309)944-2244 or
Rounding out the cast is Adrienne
visiting RHPlayers.com.
Evans as the ingénue Nina, who, while

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MUSIC

By Jeff Ignatius
jeff@rcreader.com

Lost in the Low Down

The Low Down, 7; June 10 at Bent River in Rock Island

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Cities instrumental ensemble The
Low Down, 7 has a clearly defined
sound with its jazzy funk, bright keyboards, and concisely well-spoken guitar
against the busy percussion patterns.
Fans of Carlos Santana’s distinctive
fusion will feel right at home in the
record’s smooth, comforting stew.
But within that framework, good
luck picking out a track or moment that
exemplifies it. It’s not the screaming
guitar shredding at the climax of opener
“Eine Metal,” or the warm, Bill Frisell-y
lead on the country-ish closer “Blue Gracias,” or the gorgeously catchy keyboardand-guitar breaks on the Latin-flavored
“Sombrero Samba.”
And yet it’s all those things – by
design.
As a side project to its members’ other
bands – The Candymakers, The Gratest
Story Ever Told, and The Uniphonics –
The Low Down represented “an outlet for
us to play the multiple styles we like and
not really care where it was going or what
people thought of it,” said keyboardist
Nick Vasquez.
Vasquez said the group started four or
five years ago as improv outfit, and as the
lineup solidified, so did the songs. Some
of the tunes on 7 grew out of concert
improvisation, while others had their
origins with guitarist Craig Heidgerken.
The guitarist, by virtue of being the
band’s de facto frontman, is the star here,
and from his first notes on “Eine Metal”
it’s evident that he’s fully engaged; every
note is thoughtful and purposeful.
He also has a strong instrumental
rapport with Vasquez, whose impressive
arsenal of keyboard sounds – often with
multiple textures layered – provides a
vital variety. Whether echoing, underscoring, or diverging, the album’s guitarand-keyboard pairings are the kind of
jam-band interplay that makes it easy to
get lost in the music.
And the rhythm section – drummer
Eric Wilson, bassist Randy Leasman,
and percussionist Jamie Hopkins – is
always active and involved. On “Horace
on the Horizon,” each band member is
given equal footing in the arrangement
and mix to the point that they all sort of
disappear into the locked-in groove.
The only problem with the album is its
sequencing, as 7 kicks off with two eightminute-plus tracks, and second track
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a vibe to the next tune, “Defunked.” As
a result, the front half of the album feels
amorphous, with the jazz and funk melting together a touch much.
That’s especially in true in contrast
to the two sterling tracks that close the
record.
“Sombrero Samba” is the undeniable
standout on 7, with each of its segments
having a discrete personality. The first
break – with Heidgerken’s guitar atop
a surprising mellotron – is the sonic
departure the album had been begging
for. Smartly, the second guitar solo builds
on the memory of the first rather than
merely repeating it, and the mellotron
is absent. If the track fits neatly into the
album as a whole, it has a compositional
and arrangement rigor that sets it apart.
And then there’s “Blue Gracias,” which
leaps out for being uncharacteristically
short (a tight three minutes) and for its
honky-tonk leanings.
It would have done wonders as a
palate-cleanser in the middle of the
album, but at the end of 7 it serves an
equally important function. Paired with
“Sombrero Samba,” the tune makes me
hungry for more.
The Low Down will mark the release of 7
on Friday, June 10, at Bent River Brewing
Company (512 24th Street, Rock Island).
The 9 p.m. show features Ronin, and cover
is $8. The band will also play at the Dawn
& On festival on Saturday, July 9, at Len
Brown’s North Shore Inn (700 North
Shore Drive, Moline).
The album will be available at shows,
Co-Op Records, Ragged Records, and
CDBaby.com.
For more information on The Low Down,
visit Facebook.com/TheLowDownQC.

With its dynamically effective
pacing and staging, Dan
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paranoid thriller is a splendidly
acted, hugely entertaining
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prolonged terror through
unsettling insinuation and dread.
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Movie Reviews

River Cities’ Reader • Vol. 23 No. 910 • June 9 - 22, 2016

By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

Fun with Dork and Jane
Friday, June 3, 10 a.m.-ish: Maybe
it’s because I go the full eight-hours-plus
without eating, but by the end of my
latest quadruple feature, I can’t help but
think of the day’s collective screenings as
a cinematic four-course meal. In retrospect, I should’ve skipped dessert.
Happily, though, it’s hard to imagine
a more delicious appetizer than Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. A
satiric Behind the Music by the Lonely
Island comedy team of Andy Samberg,
Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone (all
three wrote and co-star, the latter two
directed), the movie details the rise/
fall/redemption of Samberg’s hip-hop
artist Conner4Real, the former member
of a legendary white-boy rap trio now
seeking affirmation as a solo artist.
Imagine This Is Spinal Tap with more
schadenfreude and less self-awareness
and you’ll get the picture, even if that
picture doesn’t begin to suggest how
riotous this thing is. While there are no
surprises in the narrative, there are more
than plenty in the dialogue, sharp comic
performances, and staggering lineup of
talking-head interviewees recruited to
lionize Popstar’s subject. (Usher Raymond scores highest, but everyone from
50 Cent to Carrie Underwood is great,
and even Ringo Starr delivers a topnotch
punchline.) As for the songs, as expected
from Lonely Island, they’re fiendishly
smart in their silliness; this might be the
funniest nonmusical musical since Team
America: World Police. At one particularly low point for the artist, Conner
reads a series of damning reviews for his
new solo album, but is cheered by seeing
the work referred to as “A Triumph”

– obviously not getting the sarcasm
in The Onion’s headline. In its gently
mocking, joyously goofy way, Popstar is a
triumph without quote marks.

11:25-ish: Because Popstar runs a just-

right 85 minutes and my next screening
is conveniently located in the auditorium
next door, I don’t miss a second of Love &
Friendship, the latest by writer/director
Whit Stillman that, by virtue of being a
Jane Austen adaptation, would seem to be
the day’s good-for-you movie selection –
its salad course, as it were. But if it is one,
it’s a salad served with a side of nitrous
oxide; the health benefits are immaterial
in light of how hard you’re laughing. All
the Austen-flick tenets are accounted for:
gorgeous 18th Century costumes, wellmanicured lawns, handwritten letters
delivered by courier, a jaunty score. Yet
with our lead (the spectacularly assured
Kate Beckinsale) an unfailingly courteous schemer, manipulator, and all-around
bitch, this comedy of manners is like what
you’d get if you dropped one of Barbra
Stanwyck’s noir dames in the midst of
Sense & Sensibility. Beckinsale’s merry
widow is so unapologetic in her self-serving romantic and financial interests that
she’s utterly irresistible, and that eternal
cinematic preppy Stillman proves the
perfect match for Austen’s decorous wit,
providing smooth, controlled pacing and
guiding Chloë Sevigny (Beckinsale’s costar in Stillman’s The Last Days of Disco),
Xavier Samuel, Emma Greenwell, Justin
Edwards, and the achingly hysterical Tom
Bennett to superb portrayals. Granted,
the title is a bit blah. It’s the only aspect of
Love & Friendship that even remotely is.

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Andy Samberg in
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

1:30-ish: Just like The Fault in Our

Stars seemed to encourage audiences
of a certain temperament to seek out
their own cancer-stricken dreamboats,
director Thea Sharrock’s Me Before You
appears designed to make quadriplegia
hopelessly romantic, telling of a kooky,
free-spirited caretaker (Emilia Clarke’s
Lou) who falls for her acerbic, paralyzed
employer (Sam Claflin’s Will). With
screenwriter Jojo Moyes adapting her
own novel, this British tearjerker – an
entree composed of equal parts wishfulfillment fantasy and sentiment – is
exactly as maudlin, gooey, and by-thenumbers as you’d expect; the instant
that Lou mentions loving a pair of
bumblebee-colored tights as a kid, you
just know what gift Will’s gonna wind up
bringing to her birthday party. But while
the movie, for my tastes, is tediously
formulaic and sometimes unspeakably
insulting – its whole narrative hinges
on the extent of Will’s physical pain,
not one second of which we actually
witness – the teen girls at my screening
sure seemed to love it. And while I was
praying for the wildly overscaled Clarke
and her Groucho Marx eyebrows to just
give it a rest already, I’ll admit that, as a
Game of Thrones fan, it was still frequently a relief to see her in a present-day

setting laughing and happy and a little
bit tipsy. Sharrock’s outing may not be
the pleasant break you yourself want, but
Me Before You must certainly have been
the break Emilia Clarke needed – even if,
during the film’s more cloying passages
and insufferable pop ballads, I’ve rarely
so longed for the appearance of a dragon.

4:15-ish: For proof that Laura Linney

can do anything, I’d almost recommend
checking out Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles: Out of the Shadows just for
the climactic scene of her NYC police
chief handing the reptiles the key to the
city, and Linney somehow not breaking
character to roll her eyes and tell director
Dave Green, “I’m sorry, I just ... I just
can’t.” Now that’s professionalism. As for
the grim sugar rush that is TMNT:OOTS,
it’s just more of the same: spine-crushing
action, incoherent editing, lazy end-ofthe-world plotting, a startling amount of
fatalities and profanities, and bum jokes
out of Michael Bay’s putrid handbook,
but this time with Megan Fox meeting
her vacuous-hottie match in Stephen
Amell’s insipid Casey Jones. Early in the
film, Tyler Perry (!) is forced to exclaim,
“Eliminate those turtles!” Never before
have I felt so connected to Tyler Perry.

6:20-ish: Real food at last. Even

though, after Ninja Turtles, it’s really my
brain that’s starving.
For reviews of X-Men: Apocalypse, Alice
through the Looking Glass, A Bigger
Splash, and other current releases, visit
RiverCitiesReader.com.
Follow Mike on Twitter at Twitter.com/
MikeSchulzNow.

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FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS
June
Miss Iowa 2016, Thursday and Friday preliminaries and
Saturday finals for the crowning of Miss Iowa and Miss
Iowa’s Outstanding Teen 2016; Thu. & Fri. $40, Sat. $50,
three-day pass $115; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler
Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com,
7pm Thu Jun 9 thru Sat Jun 11

Gumbo Ya Ya, annual Mardi Gras celebration with

Cajun, zydeco, and jazz bands on two stages, food
and craft vendors, thousands of beads, and more; $9/
one-day pass, $14/two-day pass; Fri. 5pm gates, Sat. 4pm
gates; for information, call 309-788-6311, The District of
Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock Island IL,
GumboYaYaFestival.com, Fri Jun 10 and Sat Jun 11

Creation Studio Drop-in: Bug Repellent Spray,

whip up a batch of non-toxic bug repellent using only
distilled water and essential oils; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Mon Jun 13

Creation Studio Drop-in: Blow Your Own Air Horn,

make your own air-horn from common household scraps
to blow at your next sporting event; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Mon Jun 20

Quad City Air Show, annual weekend event featuring

aerial stunts, presentations, vendors, and more; for
information, call 563-322-7469, Davenport Municipal
Airport, 9010 North Harrison Street, Davenport IA,
QuadCityAirShow.com, 8am Sat Jun 25 and Sun Jun 26

Creation Studio Drop-in: Monoprints!, make

a colorful, one-of-a-kind artwork using various
printmaking techniques; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th
St, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm
Mon Jun 27

July
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, weekend

celebration of local, regional, and national blues acts,
featuring concert sets, vendors, children’s activities,
and more; Fri. 5pm concerts, Sat. 1:30pm concerts; for
information, e-mail mvbs@mvbs.org or call 563-3225837, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport IA,
MVBS.org, 5pm Fri Jul 1 and Sat Jul 2

Iowa City Jazz Festival, a three-day musical

extravaganza with concert headliners, three side
stages, a Culinary Row, artist booths, a beverage
garden, children’s activities, and more; free, University
of Iowa Pentacrest, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, Fri Jul 1 thru Sun Jul 3

Red, White, & Boom!, annual Fourth of July

celebration over the Mississippi River, with live music,
children’s activities, a climactic fireworks display, and
more in Schwiebert Park and Modern Woodmen Park,
Schwiebert Riverfront Park, between 17th & 20th Streets,
Rock Island IL, RIDistrict.com; Modern Woodmen Park,
209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, DowntownDavenport.
com, 6pm Sun Jul 3

80/35 Music Festival, ninth-annual festival featuring

two days of progressive music with more than 40 acts on

three stages; Fri. bands start at 5pm, Sat. bands start at
noon; $50/day, $90/two-day, Western Gateway Park, Des
Moines IA, 80-35.com, Fri Jul 8 and Sat Jul 9

6311, The District of Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109
(office), Rock Island IL, RIDistrict.com, Fri Aug 19 and
Sat Aug 20

Creation Studio Drop-in: Cellphone Sound
Amplifiers, use recycled materials to build and

Riverfront Pops: The Eagles Greatest Hits!, a

decorate your own sound amplifier for a cellphone; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School,
3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm
Mon Jul 18

salute to Glenn Frey and the legendary pop ensemble
performed by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra,
with the “1812 Overture” and “Stars & Stripes Forever”
set to a climactic fireworks display, LeClaire Park, 400
Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport IA, QCSO.org, Sat Aug 20

Rock Island County Fair, annual outdoor festival with

River Roots Live, annual celebration of roots and rock

carnival rides, games, live music, pageants, a demolition
derby, truck and tractor pulls, a talent show, vendors,
and more; $1-5 gate admission; for information, call
309-796-1620, Rock Island County Fairgrounds, 4200
Archer Dr, East Moline IL, RockIslandFair.org, Tue Jul 19
thru Sat Jul 23

Creation Studio Drop-in: Flip Books with the
Figge, inspired by animation techniques and stop-

motion graphics, we’ll draw a series of pictures that
“move” through the book as the pages are flipped; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School,
3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm
Mon Jul 25

Street Fest 2016, annual party weekend on 2nd Street
between Brady & Ripley, with live music, dozens of arts
& crafts vendors, children’s activities, and more; free,
Downtown Davenport IA, DowntownDavenport.com,
Fri Jul 29 and Sat Jul 30

Quad-City Times Bix 7, covering seven miles, runners

from around the world compete in the world-renowned
event; for information, call 563-359-9197, Downtown
Davenport IA, Bix7.com, 8am Sat Jul 30

August
Mississippi Valley Fair, annual outdoor fair with

contests, games, pageants, food and crafts vendors,
and nightly grandstand concerts with Chris Janson,
Gary Allan, 3 Doors Down, Rascal Flatts, Alabama,
and Montgomery Gentry; $5-10 gate admission daily,
$50-55 Fun Cards (required for grandstand concerts);
for information, call 563-326-5338, Mississippi Valley
Fairgrounds, 2815 W Locust St, Davenport IA, MVFair.
com, Tue Aug 2 thru Sun Aug 7

45th Annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz
Festival, annual celebration of the area-born jazz

legend with dozens of concert sets at numerous area
venues, workshops, and more, Downtown Davenport IA,
BixSociety.org, Thu Aug 4 thru Sat Aug 6

Iowa State Fair, annual outdoor fair with contests,

games, rides, pageants, food and crafts vendors, and
nightly grandstand concerts; $4-8 gate admission
daily, extra admission fees for grandstand acts; for
information, call 515-262-3111, Iowa State Fairgrounds,
East 30th Street & East University Ave, Des Moines IA,
IowaStateFair.org, Thu Aug 11 thru Sun Aug 21

Tug Fest, annual tug-of-way over the Mississippi River,
with celebrations held at the Port Byron and LeClaire
levees; for information, visit TugFest.com and TugFest.
org, Thu Aug 11 thru Sat Aug 13

Ya Maka My Weekend, 25th-anniversary weekend

celebration of Caribbean music, food, culture, and island
atmosphere, with live music on two stages, food and
craft vendors, and more; for information, call 309-788-

music on the river, held in conjunction with the annual
RibFest, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport IA,
RiverRootsLive.com, Fri Aug 26 and Sat Aug 27

VISUAL ARTS

Openings & Gallery Events
Scott & Rock Island Counties
June
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
Jun 9 thru Thu Jun 30

ARTery pARTy and Closing Reception, free; for

information, call 563-424-1210, MidCoast Gallery West,
1629 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, 6pm Fri
Jun 10

Closing Reception: Poetic Vision, exhibit that

partners poetry with visual art and features new works
by Jeanne O’Melia; Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-5:30pm; for
information, call 309-781-7668, The ARTery, 1629 2nd
Ave in the District, Rock Island IL, QCArtery.com, 6pm
Fri Jun 10

Collector Talk with Willard Carroll: The Wonderful
World of Oz: Selections from the Willard Carroll/
Tom Wilhite Collection, join Emmy Award-winning
producer Willard Carroll as he explores Oz’s indelible
impact on every aspect of popular culture and media
since the first book was published in 1900; free with
$4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563-3267804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 4pm Sun Jun 12

Rock Island Artists Market, Sundays from noon-3pm;
original art, handcrafted wares, fresh produce, and more
in the venue’s parking lot; for information, call 309-3141567, Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th St, Rock
Island IL, Facebook.com/RIArtistsMarket, Sun Jun 12
thru Sun Jun 26

Exhibition Open House: The Wonderful World
of Oz: Selections from the Willard Carroll/Tom
Wilhite Collection, drawn from the largest collection

of materials relating to the “Wizard of Oz” story and
characters, the exhibition will feature 110 objects, from
the finest known copy of the first edition/first state
of Baum’s 1900 book, to original sketches, costumes
and props from the beloved 1939 movie starring Judy
Garland, to Oz spinoffs such as puppets, toys and posters
from other productions such as “Wicked” and “The Wiz”;
free with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Jun 16

Remembering Mark Fowler, celebration of the Quad
Cities’ glass artist who passed away in early May; for
information, call 563-424-1210, Bucktown Center for the
Arts, 225 E 2nd St, Davenport IA, MidCoast.org, 7:30pm
Thu Jun 16

Third Thursday Event, a special monthly self-guided

tour of downtown Davenport’s growing shopping scene;
restaurants, and breweries, Downtown Davenport IA,
DowntownDavenport.com, 5pm Thu Jun 16

Daughter of the Damned and Destroyed, a

graphic tale of a woman living in a post apocalyptic
world, and a planet destroyed-by her father’s sins;
artist Regan Hatfield brings this tale to the walls with
paintings, words, and photography; lots of new art will
be on display; free; for information, call 563-639-2919,
Star Dog Gallery, 114 West 3rd St, Davenport IA, 8pm
Fri Jun 17

Exhibition Tour: Picturing the Prairie, the

exhibition features regional artists Terry Evans, Jin Lee,
Mary Merkel Hess, George Olson, Randy Richmond,
and Radim Schrieber working in a variety of mediums,
and explores the biodiversity and unique beauty of the
endangered tallgrass prairie; free with $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art
Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.
org, 1:30pm Sat Jun 18 thru Sun Jun 19

BASH! 11th Anniversary Celebration and
Fundraiser, ArtWorks Expo Awards, browse the

Bucktown galleries and exhibitions; bring your lawn
chair to enjoy a variety of musical entertainments and
your appetite for Streets of Italy wood-fired pizza;
beverages available, including Great River Brewery
crafted beer; 6pm Juliana & A Soul Purpose, 6:30pm
Bucktown Revue at Bucktown, 8:30pm ArtWorks Expo
High School Pastel Competition Awards, 9pm Waking
Robots; for information, contact info@midcoast.org or
563-424-1210, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E 2nd St,
Davenport IA, MidCoast.org, 6pm Fri Jun 24

Exhibition Tour: The Wonderful World of Oz:
Selections from the Willard Carroll/Tom Wilhite
Collection, drawn from the largest collection of

materials relating to the “Wizard of Oz” story and
characters, the exhibition will feature 110 objects, from
the finest known copy of the first edition/first state
of Baum’s 1900 book, to original sketches, costumes
and props from the beloved 1939 movie starring Judy
Garland, to Oz spinoffs such as puppets, toys and posters
from other productions such as “Wicked” and “The Wiz”;
free with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Sat Jun 25
and Sun Jun 26

Curator Talk with Andrew Wallace: David
Plowden – An American Master, including more

than 70 images, the exhibition follows Plowden’s
exploration of the medium’s 20th Century evolution
from a modern vision of the sublime to a postmodern
preoccupation with the banalities of an increasingly
urbanized landscape; free with $4-7 museum admission;
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
5:30pm Thu Jun 30

Opening Reception: David Plowden – An
American Master, including more than 70 images,

the exhibition follows Plowden’s exploration of the
medium’s 20th Century evolution from a modern vision
of the sublime to a postmodern preoccupation with the

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banalities of an increasingly urbanized landscape; free
with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Jun 30

July
Rock Island Artists Market, Sundays from noon-3pm;
original art, handcrafted wares, fresh produce, and more
in the venue’s parking lot; for information, call 309-3141567, Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th St, Rock
Island IL, Facebook.com/RIArtistsMarket, Sun Jul 3 thru
Sun Jul 31

Artist Talks: Picturing the Prairie, the exhibition

features regional artists Terry Evans, Jin Lee, Mary Merkel
Hess, George Olson, Randy Richmond, and Radim
Schrieber working in a variety of mediums, and explores
the biodiversity and unique beauty of the endangered
tallgrass prairie; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm
Thu Jul 7

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
Jul 7 thru Thu Jul 28

Opening Reception: Kathleen Washington, free;
for information, call 563-424-1210, MidCoast Gallery
West, 1629 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, 6pm
Fri Jul 8

Exhibition Tour: David Plowden – An American
Master, including more than 70 images, the exhibition
follows Plowden’s exploration of the medium’s 20th
Century evolution from a modern vision of the sublime
to a postmodern preoccupation with the banalities of
an increasingly urbanized landscape; free with $4-7
museum admission; for information, call 563-3267804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Sun Jul 10

Pinterest Craft, on Mondays; adults are invited to try

out new and interesting crafts featured on Pinterest;
all supplies provided, registration required; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Mon Jul 11 thru
Mon Jul 25

Family Day, dive into “The Wonderful World of Oz”

and “Picturing the Prairie: Tallgrass QC” exhibits with
activities throughout the museum; free with $4-7
museum admission; for information, call 563-3267804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Jul 16

Exhibition Tour: The Wonderful World of Oz:
Selections from the Willard Carroll/Tom Wilhite
Collection, drawn from the largest collection of

materials relating to the “Wizard of Oz” story and
characters, the exhibition will feature 110 objects, from
the finest known copy of the first edition/first state
of Baum’s 1900 book, to original sketches, costumes
and props from the beloved 1939 movie starring Judy
Garland, to Oz spinoffs such as puppets, toys and posters
from other productions such as “Wicked“ and ”The Wiz”;
free with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Sun Jul 17

Third Thursday Event, a special monthly self-guided

tour of downtown Davenport’s growing shopping scene;
restaurants, and breweries, Downtown Davenport IA,
DowntownDavenport.com, 5pm Thu Jul 21

Adult Coloring Night, relax as you color a wide variety
of designs created just for adults; with refreshments and
light music; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Jul 25

Final Friday: Art, Wine and Jazz, featuring the

Bix Jazz celebration and Summer Wine Walk; free; for
information, call 563-424-1210, Bucktown Center for the
Arts, 225 E 2nd St, Davenport IA, MidCoast.org, 6pm Fri
Jul 29

August
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
Aug 4 thru Thu Aug 25

Rock Island Artists Market, Sundays from noon-3pm;
original art, handcrafted wares, fresh produce, and more
in the venue’s parking lot; for information, call 309-3141567, Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th St, Rock
Island IL, Facebook.com/RIArtistsMarket, Sun Aug 7
thru Sun Aug 28

ARTery pARTy and Closing Reception, free; for

information, call 563-424-1210, MidCoast Gallery West, 1629
2nd Ave, Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, 6pm Fri Aug 12

Adult Coloring Contest, try your hand at a coloring

sheet of your choosing (either provided by you or the
library) and see if you have what it takes to be the best;
for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library,
105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 1pm Sat Aug 13

Third Thursday Event, a special monthly self-guided

tour of downtown Davenport’s growing shopping scene;
restaurants, and breweries, Downtown Davenport IA,
DowntownDavenport.com, 5pm Thu Aug 18

Final Friday: REVIVE II, featuring re-purposed art

and the 2017 calendar images of Heidi Brandt to benefit
River Action; free; for information, call 563-424-1210,
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E 2nd St, Davenport IA,
MidCoast.org, 6pm Fri Aug 26

Creekside Vineyards Celestial by Design Body
Painting Sessions, creative themed body art available

for groups & individuals; advanced registration
preferred; walk-ins based on availability; for information,
call 309-787-9463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn,
7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL, CreeksideVineyards.com,
1:30pm Sat Aug 27

Adult Coloring Night, relax as you color a wide variety
of designs created just for adults; with refreshments and
light music; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock

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Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Aug 29

Outlying Areas
Invention, Resemblance, and Glenn Brown’s
Fantasy Figures, James Clifton discusses the works
in Brown’s exhibit of paintings, drawings, sculptures,
and prints; for information, call 515-277-4405, Des
Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA,
DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 6:30pm Thu Jun 9

Rose Frantzen Residency, the artist-in-residence will

paint a portrait with a live model in conjunction with the
“Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View” exhibit
currently on display; for information, call 515-281-5111,
Des Moines State Historical Building, 600 E Locust St, Des
Moines IA, IowaCulture.gov, 1pm Thu Jun 9 and Fri Jun 10

Free Admission to the Grant Wood Studio, on

Saturdays and Sundays; admission to the studio is free
for everyone during regular Studio hours thanks to a
grant from the Esther and Robert Armstrong Charitable
Trust; for information, call 319-366-7503, Grant Wood
Studio, 810 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org, noon
Sat Jun 11 thru Sun Aug 28

Opening Celebration for Iowa Artists 2016: Alex
Braidwood & Jordan Weber, celebrating the indoor

and outdoor exhibition of installation art; with music,
hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar; for information, call 515277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des
Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 5pm Thu Jun 23

Des Moines Arts Festival, this year’s festival

encompasses a diverse selection of visual arts, live music,
performing arts, interactive arts, and a film festival; Fri. &
Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 11am-5pm, Western Gateway Park,
Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtsFestival.org, 11am Fri Jun
24 thru Sun Jun 26

Gallery Talk: Glenn Brown, Jeff Fleming discusses the
exhibit of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, 6:30pm Thu Jun 30

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Outlying Areas

Gallery Talk for Iowa Artists 2016: Alex
Braidwood & Jordan Weber, Weber discusses the

indoor and outdoor exhibition of installation art; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, 6:30pm Thu Jul 7

Artist Lecture and Gallery Q&A for Iowa Artists
2016: Alex Braidwood & Jordan Weber, Braidwood
presents an illustrated talk about the making of the
indoor and outdoor exhibition of installation art,
followed by a gallery visit and Q&A; for information, call
515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave,
Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 6:30pm Thu
Aug 18

Exhibits & Shows
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Currently on Display
Poetic Vision, exhibit that partners poetry with visual

art and features new works by Jeanne O’Melia; Wed.-Sat.
11:30am-5:30pm; for information, call 309-781-7668,
The ARTery, 1629 2nd Ave in the District, Rock Island IL,
QCArtery.com, thru Fri Jun 10

Rowen Schussheim-Anderson: Fiber
Intersections, an exhibit of tapestries by SchussheimAnderson, chair of the Augustana College Art
Department; Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm; for information,
call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery &
Studio, 225 E 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA,
BereskinArtGallery.com, thru Fri Jun 17

Andrew Au - Brent Langley - James Anthony
Bearden, exhibit of mixed media by Au, paintings by

Langley, and sculptures by Bearden; $1 for parking; for
information, call 309-793-1213, Quad City Arts at the
Airport, Quad City International Airport, 2200 69th Ave,
Moline IL, QuadCityArts.com, thru Thu Jun 30

ArtWorks Expo High School Pastel Competition,

teams from nine area high schools (Alleman,
Assumption, Davenport’s Central, North, North Scott
and West, Moline, Rivermont Collegiate and Rock Island)
create mural-sized pastel drawings in competition
for prize awards for their art departments; Wed.-Sat.
11am-6pm, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E 2nd St,
Davenport IA, BucktownArts.com, thru Thu Jun 30

Mate Masie: “What I Hear I Keep”, the exhibit

consists of ten modular, free-standing photo-text
panels that tell the stories of African Americans whose
accomplishments in a variety of fields have had a lasting,
positive impact on this nation; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, thru
Thu Jun 30

Don Heggen - David Smith, exhibit of sculptures and

prints by Smith, and watercolors by Heggen, who passed
away last May; Tue.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm; free;
for information, call 309-793-1213, Quad City Arts Center,
1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL, QuadCityArts.com, thru
Fri Jul 1

Summer Kids Art Program Display, in the Children’s

Room; artwork from the library’s Have a Ball with Art
program for kids will be displayed; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
thru Fri Jul 8

Margery Franklin: Twin Rivers Photography, this

exhibition reflects Franklin’s explorations of Norway,
and she has photo documented travels in six continents
leading to this excursion; Mon.-Fri. 6am-7:30pm, Sat.
8am-5:30pm; Sun. 9am-5pm, MidCoast Centre Station
Gallery, 1200 River Dr, Moline IL, MidCoast.org, thru Sun
Jul 31

Masterpieces of 20th Century Art from the Mary
Musser Gilmore Collection, Muscatine Art Center,
exhibit featuring works by European masters such as
Renoir, Degas, Picasso, and Matisse; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm,
Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art
Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.
org, thru Sun Aug 28

Chris Cornell @ Adler Theatre - July 12
Legacies for Iowa, the first display of art from the

UIMA at the Figge Art Museum, Legacies for Iowa
features some of the most important paintings in the
UIMA collection; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Wed
Aug 31

Living Proof Exhibit, exhibit featuring artworks by

area cancer survivors, with new works on display every
three months; for information, call 309-779-5000, Trinity
Cancer Center, 500 John Deere Rd., Moline IL, UnityPoint.
org, thru Wed Aug 31

Picturing the Prairie, the exhibition features

regional artists Terry Evans, Jin Lee, Mary Merkel Hess,
George Olson, Randy Richmond, and Radim Schrieber
working in a variety of mediums, and explores the
biodiversity and unique beauty of the endangered
tallgrass prairie; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm,
Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru
Wed Aug 31

Opening This Summer
The Wonderful World of Oz: Selections from
the Willard Carroll/Tom Wilhite Collection,

drawn from the largest collection of materials
relating to the “Wizard of Oz” story and characters,
the exhibition will feature 110 objects, from the
finest known copy of the first edition/first state of
Baum’s 1900 book, to original sketches, costumes
and props from the beloved 1939 movie starring Judy
Garland, to Oz spinoffs such as puppets, toys and
posters from other productions such as “Wicked” and
“The Wiz”; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun.
noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
Sun Jun 12 thru Wed Aug 31

What Has Professor Joseph Lappie Been Up
To Lately?, exhibit held as part of the Quad Cities

Convention & Visitors Bureau Museum Week; 10am4pm; free; for information, contact Christopher Reno
at 563-333-6444 or Catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St.
Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.
edu, Tue Jun 21 thru Sat Jun 25

David Plowden: An American Master, including

more than 70 images, the exhibition follows Plowden’s
exploration of the medium’s 20th Century evolution
from a modern vision of the sublime to a postmodern
preoccupation with the banalities of an increasingly
urbanized landscape; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission;

for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat
Jun 25 thru Wed Aug 31

REVIVE II, exhibit of re-purposed art and the 2017

calendar images of Heidi Brandt to benefit River
Action; Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm; for information, call
563-424-1210, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E 2nd
St, Davenport IA, BucktownArts.com, Sat Jul 9 thru
Fri Aug 26

SAU Art Department Faculty and Instructor Show,
the recent work of faculty and instructors in the SAU
Art Department will be showcased; 9am-5pm; free; for
information, contact Christopher Reno at 563-3336444 or Catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, Mon
Aug 1 thru Wed Aug 31

Outlying Areas
Currently on Display
Ted McElhiney, exhibit of paintings and bronze

sculptures; Mon.-Thu. 9am-5pm, Fri. 9am-4:30pm,
Sun. noon-4pm; for information, call 563-652-9925,
Maquoketa Art Experience Studio & Gallery, 124 S Main
St, Maquoketa IA, Maquoketa-Art.org, thru Thu Jun 23

Charles Morris, exhibit of works by the portrait artist;

Mon.-Thu. 9am-5pm, Fri. 9am-4:30pm, Sun. noon-4pm;
for information, call 563-652-9925, Maquoketa Art
Experience Studio & Gallery, 124 S Main St, Maquoketa
IA, Maquoketa-Art.org, thru Thu Jun 30

Jen P. Harris, exhibit of works conceived in response

to the Iowa landscape; 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 Sun Jul 3

Katy Collier, a collection of new work by the

Minneapolis-based 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 Jul 3

Tori Lawrence: Man & Woman with Plants, a six-

minute video portrait of two people who might have
lived in an abandoned farmhouse; 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 Jul 3

Single Channel 6: Collected, Peter Fischli’s and David
Weiss’ “The Way Things Go” exhibition; Tue.-Fri. 11am4pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for information,
call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand

Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru Sun
Jul 17

Single-channel 6: Collected / Bill Viola –
Ascension, in this video installation, viewers are

engulfed in a dark ocean-like atmosphere and presented
with a visual narrative of the moments before, during,
and after the jarring, visceral occurrence of a man
plunging into water; Tue.-Fri. 11am-4pm, Sat. 10am-4pm,
Sun. noon-4pm; for information, call 515-277-4405,
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA,
DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru Sun Aug 7

Glenn Brown, exhibit of paintings, drawings,

sculptures, and prints; Tue.-Fri. 11am-4pm, Sat. 10am4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for information, call 515-277-4405,
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA,
DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru Sun Aug 21

Ladies of the Club: Female Portraits from the
Collection, exhibit celebrates the female portraits in

the CRMA’s collection, from Marvin Cone’s evocative
paintings of his wife Winnifred, to Mauricio Lasansky’s
prints of his wife and daughter, to Andy Warhol’s iconic
images of the mourning Jackie Kennedy; Tue.-Sun. noon4pm,, Thu. noon-8pm,, Sat. 10am-4pm; for information,
call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third
Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org, thru Sun Aug 28

Art in Roman Life, over 50 works, including coins,

glass vessels, ceramic lamps, marble sculptures, and
more; Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am4pm; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.
org, thru Wed Aug 31

Diego Lasansky: A Portrait of the Artist as a
Young Man, painting and printmaking exhibit by the

21-year-old grandson of famed printmaker Mauricio
Lasansky; Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm,, Thu. noon-8pm,, 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 Aug 31

Grant Wood: In Focus, culled from the museum’s

extensive collection of works, this single-gallery
installation serves as a brief overview of the artistic
achievements of this important American painter; Tue.Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, 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 Aug 31

Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker, artistic

takes on the venerated Iowa City artist and his works;
Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am4pm; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.
org, thru Wed Aug 31

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Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime. Selections from
the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections, exhibition

showcases twenty selections from the collections of Iris
& B. Gerald Cantor, including portrayals of nineteenthcentury luminaries such as authors Victor Hugo and
Honoré de Balzac, and composer Gustav Mahler; Tue.Sun. noon-4pm,, Thu. noon-8pm,, 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 Aug 31

The Restless Spirit: American Art from the
Collection, a revolving four-gallery presentation that

takes in-depth looks at recurring themes in American art;
Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, 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 Aug 31

Opening This Summer
Heavy, Heavy Hangs Over Thy Head, 36 prints,

photographs, drawings, and sculptured works
exploring how artists have depicted firearms, shooters,
and the victims of gun violence; Tue.-Fri. 11am-4pm,
Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for information, call
515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave,
Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, Fri Jun 10
thru Wed Aug 31

Iowa Artists 2016: Alex Braidwood & Jordan
Weber, indoor and outdoor exhibition of installation
art; Tue.-Fri. 11am-4pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun.
noon-4pm; for information, call 515-277-4405, Des
Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines
IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, Thu Jun 23 thru
Wed Aug 31

Classes
June & July
Figure Drawing/Painting Class, on Thursdays;

with facilitators Jason Frank and Brad Bisbey; $15;
for information, e-mail bereskinartgallery@gmail.
com or call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery &
Studio, 225 E 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA,
BereskinArtGallery.com, 6:15pm Thu Jun 9 thru Thu
Jul 28

August
Wine & Art: Prince of the Prairie, with instructor

Allen Holloway; a fun studio art activity paired
with a glass of wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and great
conversation; $20; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Aug 4

Figure Drawing/Painting Class, on Thursdays;

with facilitators Jason Frank and Brad Bisbey; $15;
for information, e-mail bereskinartgallery@gmail.
com or call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery &
Studio, 225 E 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA,
BereskinArtGallery.com, 6:15pm Thu Aug 4 thru Thu
Aug 25

Beadology Open Lab, on Thursdays; receive the

benefit of Beadology Iowa’s experienced staff, and
share techniques, get assistance, and help create the
area’s beading community; on the third Thursday of the
month, join Wendy Ford for free soft-glass tutorials from
5:30-7:30pm; free; for information and to register, call
319-338-1566, Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St,
Iowa City IA, BeadologyIowa.com, 4pm Thu Aug 4 thru
Thu Aug 25

The History of Art: Photography Series, Sundays

thru Aug. 28; each class will feature photography from
a different angle as the instructors explore everything
from the photographs by David Plowden to the role of
photojournalism in society today; free w/ $4-7 museum
admission; for information and to register, call 563-3267804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1pm Sun Aug 7 thru Sun Aug 28

Make & Take Class and Workshop, $30 includes all

materials and instruction; for information, call 309-7940991, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock
Island IL, QCGardens.com, 6pm Tue Aug 16

Acrylic Painting Workshop: Summer Fun, with

instructor Allen Holloway; students will combine a pair of
flip flops with a day-at-the-beach painted background;
this multi-media art work will have you smiling all
summer long; bring a beverage/sack lunch; $35-45; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art
Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.
org, 10am Sat Aug 20

Figge Art Museum Docent Candidate Class,

benefit of Beadology Iowa’s experienced staff, and
share techniques, get assistance, and help create the
area’s beading community; on the third Thursday of the
month, join Wendy Ford for free soft-glass tutorials from
5:30-7:30pm; free; for information and to register, call
319-338-1566, Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St,
Iowa City IA, BeadologyIowa.com, 4pm Thu Jun 9 thru
Thu Jun 30

Saturdays thru Oct. 1; docent candidates are taught
to look at, analyze and discuss works of art in order to
engage visitors to the museum in conversations about
selected works in the galleries; candidates should have a
strong interest in the visual arts, enjoy public speaking,
and have a genuine appreciation for all visitors; $125 plus
a Figge membership; for information, contact Melissa
Mohr at mmohr@figgeartmuseum.org or 563-326-7804
ext. 7895, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Sat Aug 20

Make & Take Class and Workshop, $30 includes all

Basic Drawing, Tuesdays through Sept. 27; with

Beadology Open Lab, on Thursdays; receive the

materials and instruction; for information, call 309-7940991, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock
Island IL, QCGardens.com, 6pm Tue Jun 21

Watercolor Pencil Workshop, artist Gloria

Burlingame will share tips and techniques that will
help you achieve beautiful color accented with bright
highlights and deep shadows; bring a beverage/sack
lunch; $45-55; for information and to register, call 563326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Jun 25

Wine & Art: Prairie Painting, with instructor Pam

Ohnemus; a fun studio art activity paired with a glass
of wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and great conversation;
$20; for information and to register, call 563-3267804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Jul 7

Watercolor Workshop: Portals – Pathways
to Imagination, with instructor Ralph Iaccarino;

watercolors will be used to capture subtle values,
startling highlights, shifts in color, tone, and depth; bring
a beverage/sack lunch; $45-55; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W
2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat
Jul 9

Make & Take Class and Workshop, $30 includes all

materials and instruction; for information, call 309-7940991, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock
Island IL, QCGardens.com, 6pm Tue Jul 19

instructor Gloria Burlingame; this class will help
beginning drawing students get started by teaching
how to select a subject to draw and a variety of
techniques to render the image in pencil; students will
learn how value, form, shape, pattern, and more give
dimension to 2D studies; $90-100; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm
Tue Aug 30

Calls For Entry
Call for Entry: REVIVE II, call for entry for July 9-Aug.

26 exhibit of re-purposed art and the 2017 calendar
images of Heidi Brandt to benefit River Action; for
information, call 563-424-1210, Bucktown Center for the
Arts, 225 E 2nd St, Davenport IA, BucktownArts.com,
thru Sat Jun 25

Quad City Arts Annual Call for Exhibition
Proposals, thru Sept. 11; Quad City Arts invites artists

residing within a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities to
submit a proposal for a gallery exhibition in one of our
two gallery spaces during 2017-18; all media will be
considered; there is no cost to enter; artists who have
exhibited at one of Quad City Arts’ galleries within
the past two years will be considered for exhibition
in the alternate space; for information, contact Dawn
Wohlford-Metallo at 309-793-1213 X108 or dwmetallo@
quadcityarts.com, Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd
Ave, Rock Island IL, QuadCityArts.com/annual-call-forentries-quad-city-arts/, thru Wed Aug 31

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Theatre

Comedies & Dramas
June through August

O

ur area’s roster of summertime stage
dramas and comedies begins on
June 16 at the Timber Lake Playhouse,
when Mt. Carroll’s theatre in the woods
Having Our Say @ Timber Lake
debuts the Tony-nominated Having Our
Playhouse - opens June 16
Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years
(running through June 25). Based on the
acclaimed nonfiction that sat on the New
York Times’ bestseller list for 105 weeks, this two-woman drama from 1995 is the story
of siblings and civil-rights pioneers Sarah “Sadie” Delany and Annie Elizabeth “Bessie”
Delany – and given that the women spent a collective 213 years on the planet, I’m guessing it’s quite a story. The play also boasts quite a title, and I’d argue for a similar one
serving as a blanket for the wide-ranging variety of local shows this summer – Having
Its Say: World Theatre’s First 2,483 Years.
Our trip through time begins with Rock Island’s Genesius Guild, which routinely delivers sterling examples of classical works, and they don’t get more classical than the ancientGreek two-fer running July 9 through 17: Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes, a profound
meditation on war first produced in 476 BC, and Sophocles’ Antigone, the tragic closer to
the famed Theban-play trilogy written circa 441 BC. From there, we travel to 414 BC and
the Aristophanes comedy The Birds (August 5 through 7), the sociopolitical satire that
serves as Guild’s traditionally wacky end-of-summer lark ... and that, as adapted by Guild
founder Don Wooten, will no doubt feature more Donald Trump gags than the ancient
Greeks were accustomed to. And filling out Genesius Guild’s Lincoln Park season is a 1598
title that, thanks to a certain genius playwright, manages to feel brand-spanking-new every
time you see it: William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (July 23 through 31).
Like Genesius Guild, the Prenzie Players can always be counted on to bring new life to
long-venerated stage plays. And this summer, the verse-theatre troupe and director Matt
Moody get Jacobean at Davenport’s QC Theatre Workshop with Thomas Middleton’s
1606 The Revenger’s Tragedy (June 17 through 25), a vivid and violent tale of lust,
ambition, and murder in an Italian court. Opening the same weekend on Iowa City’s
Riverside Theatre Festival Stage, director Sam Osheroff presents an epic Bard-ian journey with Shakespeare’s 1609 Pericles, Prince of Tyre (June 17 through July 7), a show
running in tandem with an adventure romp by director Kevin Theis: author Thomas
Heywood’s 1631 The Fair Maid of the West (June 24 through July 10).
Jumping into the 20th Century, The Revenger’s Tragedy will be followed at the QC Theatre
Workshop by the company’s and director Aaron Randolph III’s Inheritors (August 19
through September 4), a 1921 Midwestern tale of human rights and free speech by Susan
Glaspell – the only Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, to date, born and raised in Davenport. In addition to Having Our Say, Timber Lake goes dramatic with its season-closing production of Gaslight (August 11 through 21), Patrick Hamilton’s delicious Victorian thriller
from 1938 whose film version won an Oscar for lead Ingrid Bergman. As for the Clinton
Area Showboat Theatre, the summer-stock company ends its own season with a renowned
stage drama that debuted in 1944 and, astonishingly, won its first Tony Award in 2014: Tennessee Williams’ memory-play masterpiece The Glass Menagerie (August 4 through 14).
The summertime title at Moline’s Playcrafters Barn Theatre, directed by Reader theatre
reviewer Jeff Ashcraft, is a dramatic comedy that practically screams summer: author
Ernest Thompson’s On Golden Pond (July 8 through 17), beloved for its sharp wit and big
heart and “The loons!” (Which, come to think of it, would’ve been a great alternate title for
Don Wooten’s Birds adaptation.) Geneseo’s Richmond Hill Barn Theatre brings us director Joe DePauw’s Checkmate (July 7 through 17), playwright Leslie Sands’ 1993 mystery/
thriller about the mysterious death of a TV star’s spouse.
Finally, bringing us completely up to date, we have two titles receiving their world
premieres in the summer of ’16. New Ground Theatre and directors Chris Jansen and
Jordan Smith will present author Christopher Grassi’s funny and touching This Side Up
(August 26 through September 4), a tale of a boy and his imaginary friend that’s been
expanded from the one-act version staged during New Ground’s 2015 Playwrights Festival. Familiar area actor and writer Don Faust, meanwhile, brings an original comedy to
Davenport’s Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities with Dad & Me (June
17 through 26), which tells of an aging father who moves in with his gay son. For a while,
I considered writing a play about my own dad titled Having His Say: The Old Man’s First
76 Years, but the Delany sisters’ estate threatened to sue. So did my dad, actually.
For more on the area’s summertime theatre scene, visit the Reader’s theatre calendar
beginning on page 22. – Mike Schulz

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2016 Summer Guide • Published by the River Cities’ Reader

MUSIC

Concerts
Scott & Rock Island Counties
June
Curtis Salgado, the award-winning vocalist/

songwriter/harmonica icon performs in a concert in
the Blues & Roots Series sponsored by the RDA, with
promotional support by Alligator Records and the
Mississippi Valley Blues Society; preceded by a 4pm
blues workshop and an opening set with Craig Erickson;
$11.50-50; for tickets and information, call 563-3261333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Thu Jun 9

Friends of Vander Veer Summer Concert, featuring
music the whole family can enjoy; bring lawn chairs and
snacks; free; for information, call 563-328-7275, Vander
Veer Botanical Park, 215 W Central Park, Davenport IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks, 6:30pm Thu Jun 9

Molly Conrad, the folk musician in a Summer Concert

Robert Ellis, Houston-based country, pop, and jazz

Tewanta & Company, a concert in the Music on the

The RiverCity 6, a concert in the Music on the Levee

Third Sunday Jazz: The Corey Kendrick Trio,

musician in concert, with an opening set by Tom
Brosseau; $10-15, Daytrotter, 324 Brady St, Davenport IA,
Daytrotter.com, 9pm Sat Jun 11
series; concessions available; free; for information, call
563-888-2235, Petersen Pavilion, LeClaire Park, 400
Biederbeck Dr, Davenport IA, 7pm Sun Jun 12

Venom Inc., metal-rock musicians in concert, with

opening sets by Necrophagia and Luciferian Reign; $18;
for information, call 309-793-1999, RIBCO, 1815 Second
Ave, Rock Island IL, RIBCO.com, 7pm Mon Jun 13

Rodrigo Amarante, concert with the Brazilian singer/

songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, featuring an
opening set by Big Thief; $8-12, Daytrotter, 324 Brady St,
Davenport IA, Daytrotter.com, 7:30pm Tue Jun 14

Army Material Command Band, a concert in the

Music on the Levee series; concessions available; free;
for information, call 563-888-2235, Petersen Pavilion,
LeClaire Park, 400 Biederbeck Dr, Davenport IA, 7pm
Wed Jun 15

benefit Humility of Mary Inc. & Kings Harvest Ministries,
with performances by the independent musicians and a
screening of Motive Direct Pictures’ ”Ubiquitous”; $7-12;
6pm doors; for information, call 309-200-0978, Rozz-Tox,
2108 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, QCJunetopia.com, 6pm
Fri Jun 10

RME Anniversary Show w/ the Giving Tree Band Juliana and a Soul Purpose, $10-12, ages 12 & under
free; for information, call 563-326-1333, RME Courtyard,
131 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
4pm Fri Jun 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 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 6pm Fri Jun 10

Gumbo Ya Ya, annual Mardi Gras celebration with

The Candymakers, the rock, soul, and blues musicians

Bettendorf Park Band, conducted by Brian Hughes

Yarn, alt-country and Americana musicians in concert,

by the Daiquiri Factory featuring sets by Buckcherry
and Adelita’s Way, $30, 6pm gates; for information, call
309-786-1016, The District of Rock Island, 100 19th St,
Suite 109 (office), Rock Island IL, DaiquiriFactory.com,
Fri Jun 17

A Night with Ronnie Van Zant, 9 & 11pm concerts

Long Grove Street Dance, outdoor concert with a

participants in the summer camp for young musicians
ages 8-18; for information and to register, call 563326-1333, RME (River Music Experience), 129 N Main St,
Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, Sat Jun 18

QC Junetopia: Condor & Jaybird - Grandfather
Confusion - Errol Hem & the Fundertakers
- Wayne Lyter - Baby Jayne - Waking Robots Soultru - Neons - Robots & Sunsets - At All Costs Codependents - The Golden Fleece - Muddy Buns
- Post Social - Hyphon - Justin Urness - Tonsofun
- Rude Max - Gatsby, an event to benefit Humility of

Mary Inc. & Kings Harvest Ministries, with performances
by the independent musicians and a screening of Motive
Direct Pictures’ “Day 19”; $5-25; for information, call
309-200-0978, Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
QCJunetopia.com, noon Sat Jun 11

social sponsored by Bettendorf Presbyterian Church; in
case of rain, the concert will take place at the Herbert D.
Goettsch Community Center, 2204 Grant Street; free; for
information, call 563-332-5190 or e-mail patannww@
gmail.com, Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park,
Bettendorf IA, 7:30pm Fri Jun 24

$27.50-35; for information and tickets, call 309-786-7733
ext. 2, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave, Rock
Island IL, Circa21.com, 7pm Thu Jun 16

Rock the District, annual summer concert hosted

with the American lead vocalist, primary lyricist, and a
founding member of the Southern rock band Lynyrd
Skynyrd; for information, call 563-424-1011, My Place the
Pub, 4405 State St, Bettendorf IA, Sat Jun 18

Kidstock: Session I Concert, concert with

Wesley Choir Tour 2016, the Jubilation Choir,

Exaltation Choir, and Celebration Ringers, led by Adria
Schumann, will lead the service; for information, call 563322-5318, St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2363 W
3rd St, Davenport IA, 5pm Sat Jun 18

Boots & Brews, outdoor concert with country star

Rodney Atkins, with additional sets by Smoke N Guns,
Nick Lynch, and Dirt Road Rockers; 5pm gates, 5:30pm
show; for information, call 309-788-6311, The District of
Rock Island, 100 19th St., Suite 109 (office), Rock Island, IL,
DaiquiriFactory.com, Sat Jun 18

Summer Concert Series event on Faye’s Field; bring
lawn chairs and/or blankets; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrtary.com,
6:30pm Thu Jun 30

July
Big River Brass Band, concert with an ice-cream

Dylan LeBlanc, concert with the alternative-country

$10 minimum purchase/person; light fare and craft
beer also available; for information, call 309-787-9463,
Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal
Valley IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sat Jun 25

musicians, featuring opening sets by Alanna Royale and
Land of Blood and Sunshine; $10-15, Daytrotter, 324
Brady St, Davenport IA, Daytrotter.com, 8pm Fri Jun 17

Shane Johnson’s Blue Train, blues musicians in a

Robbie Fulks, concert with the alternative country

The Return, concert with the Beatles tribute musicians;

Eagulls, concert with the English post-punk rock

singer/songwriter and guitarist; $8 adv / $10 DOS (+$1.50
in adv / $2 DOS); for tickets and information, call 563-3261333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7pm Thu Jun 30

event on Faye’s Field; bring lawn chairs and/or blankets;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrtary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jun 23

JD McPherson, concert with the Oklahoma-based

and associate Sean Talbot, with an ice-cream social
sponsored by First Christian Church of Davenport; in
case of rain, the concert will take place at the Herbert D.
Goettsch Community Center, 2204 Grant Street; free; for
information, call 563-332-5190 or e-mail patannww@
gmail.com, Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park,
Bettendorf IA, 7:30pm Fri Jun 17

Anthony D’Amato, concert with the independent

social sponsored by the Big River Brass Band; in case
of rain, the concert will take place at the Herbert D.
Goettsch Community Center, 2204 Grant Street; free; for
information, call 563-332-5190 or e-mail patannww@
gmail.com, Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park,
Bettendorf IA, 7:30pm Fri Jul 1

Minus Six, piano-pop/rock in a Summer Concert Series

in a Summer Concert Series event on Faye’s Field; bring
lawn chairs and/or blankets; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrtary.com,
6:30pm Thu Jun 16

Cajun, zydeco, and jazz bands on two stages, food
and craft vendors, thousands of beads, and more; $9/
one-day pass, $14/two-day pass; Fri. 5pm gates, Sat. 4pm
gates; for information, call 309-788-6311, The District of
Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock Island IL,
GumboYaYaFestival.com, Fri Jun 10 and Sat Jun 11
performance by Cody Road; for information, call 563285-9802, The Grove Tap, 108 S 1st St, Long Grove IA,
8pm Sat Jun 11

indie-rock singer/songwriter, featuring an opening
set by Laura Gibson; $15-20, Daytrotter, 324 Brady St,
Davenport IA, Daytrotter.com, 8pm Wed Jun 22

Impulse Brass Quintet, concert with an ice-cream

songwriter, and instrumentalist, with an opening set by
Wooden Nickel Lottery; $15.00 (+$1.75 in adv / $2 dos); for
tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 7pm Thu Jun 16

QC Junetopia: Harakiri - Sage, the 64th Wonder
- World Map - Airo Kwil - Mountain Swallower
- Sept of Memnon - Sports? Sports!, an event to

David Bazan, concert with the Seattle-based

Samantha Fish, concert with the blues singer,

CASI New Horizons Bands, concert with an ice-cream

artist, with an opening set by O.T. Genesis; $48-50-68.50;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River
Dr, Moline IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 8pm Fri Jun 10

Polyrhythms presents a 6pm jazz concert with Kendrick,
Joe Vasquez, and Nicholas Bracewell preceded by a 3pm
all-ages Jazz Demystifying Workshop ($5/adults, free for
kids); $10-15; for tickets and information, call 309-3730790, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
Polyrhythms.org, 3pm Sun Jun 19

Monds-Watson, featuring opening sets by SALES and
Mountain Swallower; $10-15, Daytrotter, 324 Brady St,
Davenport IA, Daytrotter.com, 8pm Thu Jun 16

SOAK, concert with Irish singer/songwriter Bridie

Lil Wayne, concert with the Grammy-winning hip-hop

Levee series; concessions available; free; for information,
call 563-888-2235, Petersen Pavilion, LeClaire Park, 400
Biederbeck Dr, Davenport IA, 7pm Sun Jun 19

singer-songwriter, with an opening set by Ellis Kell &
Tony Hoeppner; $18 adv / $20 dos (+$2 free in adv/ $2
dos); for information and tickets, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Thu Jun 23

Series event on Faye’s Field; bring lawn chairs and/
or blankets; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrtary.com, 6:30pm Thu
Jun 9

social sponsored by CASI (Center for Active Seniors); in
case of rain, the concert will take place at the Herbert D.
Goettsch Community Center, 2204 Grant Street; free; for
information, call 563-332-5190 or e-mail patannww@
gmail.com, Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park,
Bettendorf IA, 7:30pm Fri Jun 10

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and Americana singer/songwriter, featuring opening
sets by The Pollies and Matthew McNeal; $8-12,
Daytrotter, 324 Brady St, Davenport IA, Daytrotter.com,
8pm Fri Jul 1

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, weekend

celebration of local, regional, and national blues acts,
featuring concert sets, vendors, children’s activities,
and more; Fri. 5pm concerts, Sat. 1:30pm concerts; for
information, e-mail mvbs@mvbs.org or call 563-3225837, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport IA,
MVBS.org, 5pm Fri Jul 1 and Sat Jul 2

Split Lip Rayfield, concert with the Kansas-based

singer/songwriter and guitarist, featuring an opening set
by The Cactus Blossoms; $15-20, Daytrotter, 324 Brady St,
Davenport IA, Daytrotter.com, 7pm Fri Jun 24

bluegrass and alt-country musicians, with an opening
set by Frank F. Sydney’s Western Bandit Volunteers; $10;
for information, call 309-793-1999, RIBCO, 1815 Second
Ave, Rock Island IL, RIBCO.com, 9pm Fri Jul 1

Music @ the Wine Terrace: Frankie Joe & Kinfolk,

Wynonna & the Big Noise, country and blues

with an opening set by Winterland; $10 (+$1.50 fee in
adv / $2 DOS); for tickets and information, call 563-3261333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Sat Jun 25

Ken Paulsen Orchestra, a concert in the Music on the

Levee series; concessions available; free; for information,
call 563-888-2235, Petersen Pavilion, LeClaire Park, 400
Biederbeck Dr, Davenport IA, 7pm Sun Jun 26

Kalispell, concert with the indie musician, featuring

opening sets by Tedo Stone and Dan Blakeslee; $8-12,
Daytrotter, 324 Brady St, Davenport IA, Daytrotter.com,
8pm Mon Jun 27

Dave Matthews Band, concert with the chart-topping

rockers; $45.50-70; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL, iwirelessCenter.
com, 8pm Tue Jun 28

Banditos, concert with the Nashville-based rock, soul,

and honkytonk musicians, featuring an opening set by
Cale Tyson; $8-12, Daytrotter, 324 Brady St, Davenport IA,
Daytrotter.com, 7:30pm Wed Jun 29

Yonder Mountain String Band, concert with the
bluegrass and rock musicians; $35.00 (+fees $2.75 /
$3); for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Wed Jun 29

Laura Doherty: Healthy Beats, this upbeat,

interactive concert will have kids singing and dancing
along to Laura’s catchy folk-pop tunes that focus on
being active and eating healthy; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Thu Jun 30

Laura Doherty, get moving with award-winning

children’s musician Doherty and her heartfelt, upbeat
children’s songs; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main, 401 19th St, Rock Island
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Thu Jun 30

ensemble performs in support for their self-titled debut
album; $40-55; for information and tickets, call 800843-4753, Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center,
2021 State St, Bettendorf IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
7:30pm Fri Jul 1

Bucktown Revue, a celebration of Mississippi River

Valley culture through music, storytelling, poetry and
humor; with emcee Scott Tunnicliff and special guests;
a summertime concert sponsored by Genesius Guild;
donations encouraged, Lincoln Park, 11th Ave & 38th St,
Rock Island IL, Genesius.org, 8pm Sat Jul 2

Kidstock: Session II Concert, concert with

participants in the summer camp for young musicians
ages 8-18; for information and to register, call 563326-1333, RME (River Music Experience), 129 N Main St,
Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, Sat Jul 2

Big River Brass Band, a summertime concert

sponsored by Genesius Guild; donations encouraged,
Lincoln Park, 11th Ave & 38th St, Rock Island IL, Genesius.
org, 8pm Sun Jul 3

Music @ the Wine Terrace: Lee Blackmon, $10

minimum purchase/person; light fare and craft beer also
available; for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sun Jul 3

Jim and Carol Bowe and Bettendorf Park Band, 6

& 7:30pm concerts as part of Bettendorf’s Old Fashioned
July 4th Celebration, with an ice-cream social sponsored
by Riverside Foursquare Church; in case of rain, the
concert will take place on Saturday, July 9; free; for
information, call 563-332-5190 or e-mail patannww@
gmail.com, Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park,
Bettendorf IA, Mon Jul 4

Lewis Knudsen, the eclectic pop singer/songwriter

in a Summer Concert Series event on Faye’s Field; bring
lawn chairs and/or blankets; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrtary.com,
6:30pm Thu Jul 7

Here Come the Mummies, outdoor concert with the

tightly-wrapped rock musicians, with an opening set by
10 of Soul; $23 advance tickets; for information, call 309793-1999, RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave, Rock Island IL, RIBCO.
com, 8pm Fri Jul 8

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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 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 6pm Fri Jul 8

Timber City Band, concert with an ice-cream social

sponsored by Friends of Bettendorf Parks Foundation;
in case of rain, the concert will take place at the Herbert
D. Goettsch Community Center, 2204 Grant Street; free;
for information, call 563-332-5190 or e-mail patannww@
gmail.com, Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park,
Bettendorf IA, 7:30pm Fri Jul 8

Cartouche Records Showcase, concert with the

national and regional musicians Devin Frank’s Vanishing
Blues Band, J.E. Sunde, Chrash, and Brooks Strause; 7pm
doors; $10-15, Daytrotter, 324 Brady St, Davenport IA,
Daytrotter.com, 8pm Sat Jul 9

Daiquiri Factory Anniversary Party, outdoor

concert celebrating 12 years in the District; for
information, call 309-786-1016, The District of Rock
Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock Island IL,
DaiquiriFactory.com, Sat Jul 9

SwingShift, a concert in the Music on the Levee series;

concessions available; free; for information, call 563-8882235, Petersen Pavilion, LeClaire Park, 400 Biederbeck Dr,
Davenport IA, 7pm Sun Jul 10

Chris Cornell, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter on
his “Higher Truth World Tour”; $40.50-76; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport
IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Tue Jul 12

David Wax Museum, concert with married folk

and roots rockers David Wax and Suz Slezak; $10 adv
/ $12 DOS (+ $1.50 adv / $2.00 DOS); for tickets and
information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room,
129 Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
7:30pm Wed Jul 13

Leonardo, a Music on the Lawn concert with the

Parents’ Choice award-winning family musician; free; for
information, call 309-743-2701, Deere-Wiman Carriage
House, 817 11th Ave, Moline IL, ButterworthCenter.com,
6:30pm Wed Jul 13

Friends of Vander Veer Summer Concert, featuring
music the whole family can enjoy; bring lawn chairs and
snacks; free; for information, call 563-328-7275, Vander
Veer Botanical Park, 215 W Central Park, Davenport IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks, 6:30pm Thu Jul 14

Johnny Counterfit & the Time Travelers Band,

concert with the nationally touring impressionist and
comedian; 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm show; $50.16; for
information and tickets, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa
’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
Circa21.com, 7:15pm Thu Jul 14

Johnny Counterfit & the Time Travelers Band,

1 & 7:15pm concerts with the nationally touring
impressionist and comedian; 11:45 a.m. plated lunch,
1pm show; $44.41; for information and tickets, call 309786-7733 ext. 2, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Third
Ave, Rock Island IL, Circa21.com, 1pm Thu Jul 14

Los Mocambos, the area Latin musicians in a Summer

Concert Series event on Faye’s Field; bring lawn chairs
and/or blankets; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrtary.com, 6:30pm Thu
Jul 14

Shel, folk/pop concert with the Colorado-based

Holbrook sisters, with Sarah on violin, Hannah on
keyboard, Eva on mandolin, and Liza on drums, djembe,
and beatboxing, with an opening set by Little Tybee; $10
adv / $12 DOS (+ $1.50 adv / $2.00 DOS); for tickets and
information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 7pm
Thu Jul 14

Camp Euforia 2016, 13th anniversary of the

camping music festival created by roots and funk band
Euforquestra; , Lone Tree, Rock Island IL, CampEuforia.
com, Thu Jul 14 thru Sat Jul 16

Bettendorf Park Band, conducted by Brian Hughes

and associate Sean Talbot, with an ice-cream social; in
case of rain, the concert will take place at the Herbert D.
Goettsch Community Center, 2204 Grant Street; free; for

information, call 563-332-5190 or e-mail patannww@
gmail.com, Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park,
Bettendorf IA, 7:30pm Fri Jul 15

Friday Night Rhythm & Wine: Frankie Joe &
Kinfolk, $10 min purchase/person; light fare and craft
beer also available; bring your lawn chairs, family, &
friends; for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 6pm Fri Jul 15

Kidstock: Session III Concert, concert with

participants in the summer camp for young musicians
ages 8-18; for information and to register, call 563326-1333, RME (River Music Experience), 129 N Main St,
Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, Sat Jul 16

Lewis Del Mar, concert with the experimental pop

musician; $10-15, Daytrotter, 324 Brady St, Davenport IA,
Daytrotter.com, 8pm Sat Jul 16

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Eastern Iowa Brass Band & Big River Brass Band,
a concert in the Music on the Levee series; concessions
available; free; for information, call 563-888-2235,
Petersen Pavilion, LeClaire Park, 400 Biederbeck Dr,
Davenport IA, 7pm Sun Jul 17

case of rain, the concert will take place at the Herbert D.
Goettsch Community Center, 2204 Grant Street; free; for
information, call 563-332-5190 or e-mail patannww@
gmail.com, Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park,
Bettendorf IA, 7:30pm Fri Jul 22

Third Sunday Jazz, Polyrhythms presents a 6pm

Gaelic Storm, Celtic musicians perform in support of

jazz concert preceded by a 3pm Jazz Demystifying
Workshop ($5/adults, free for kids); $10-15; for tickets and
information, call 309-373-0790, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport IA, Polyrhythms.org, 3pm Sun Jul 17

Beverly Smith & John Grimm, George-based

folk musicians in a Summer Concert Series event on
Faye’s Field; bring lawn chairs and/or blankets; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrtary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jul 21

Tri-State Wind Symphony, concert with an ice-cream
social sponsored by Redeemer Lutheran Church; in

their latest release “Matching Sweaters”; $25 in adv / $30
dos (+$2.25 adv / +$2.50 dos); for tickets and information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Wed
Jul 27

Pinegrove, concert with the New Jersey-based rockers,
with opening sets by The Soil & the Sun, Sports, and Half
Waif; $10, all ages; for information, call 309-200-0978,
Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, RozzTox.com,
7:15pm Wed Jul 27

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Music / Concerts / Scott &
Rock Island Counties / July

JR JR, concert with indie-pop musicians Daniel Zott
and Joshua Epstein; $12-15, Daytrotter, 324 Brady St,
Davenport IA, Daytrotter.com, 8pm Thu Jul 28

Laura Joy Duo, acoustic pop musicians in a Summer

Concert Series event on Faye’s Field; bring lawn chairs
and/or blankets; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrtary.com, 6:30pm Thu
Jul 28

Matthew Curry & the Fury, concert with the roots-

rock guitarist and his ensemble; $8 adv / $10 DOS (+$1.50
in adv / $2 DOS); for information and tickets, call 563-3261333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Thu Jul 28

5 Seconds of Summer, concert with the Australian

pop-punk musicians; $29.75-79.95; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL,
iwirelessCenter.com, 7:30pm Fri Jul 29

Bettendorf Park Band Favorite’s Concert,

conducted by Brian Hughes and associate Sean Talbot,
with an ice-cream social sponsored by JFK Catholic
School Band Boosters; in case of rain, the concert will
take place at the Herbert D. Goettsch Community
Center, 2204 Grant Street; free; for information, call
563-332-5190 or e-mail patannww@gmail.com, Bill Bowe
Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park, Bettendorf IA, 7:30pm
Fri Jul 29

David G. Smith, concert with the Americana and folk

45th Annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz
Festival, annual celebration of the area-born jazz

legend with dozens of concert sets at numerous area
venues, workshops, and more, Downtown Davenport IA,
BixSociety.org, Thu Aug 4 thru Sat Aug 6

KISS, rock legends perform on their “Freedom to Rock

Tour”; $39.50-125; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless
Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
8pm Fri Aug 5

Rascal Flatts, a Mississippi Valley Fair grandstand

concert with the chart-topping country musicians;
admission available thru FunCard purchase; for
information, call 563-326-5338, Mississippi Valley
Fairgrounds, 2815 W Locust St, Davenport IA, MVFair.
com, 8pm Fri Aug 5

Alabama, a Mississippi Valley Fair grandstand concert
with the Southern-rock legends; admission available
thru FunCard purchase; for information, call 563-3265338, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W Locust St,
Davenport IA, MVFair.com, 8pm Sat Aug 6

CASI New Horizons Band, an event in the Davenport
Summer Concert Series; for information, call 563386-7477, Lindsay Park, River Drive and Mound Street,
Davenport IA, 7:30pm Sun Aug 7

Montgomery Gentry, a Mississippi Valley Fair

grandstand concert with the chart-topping country
musicians; admission available thru FunCard purchase;
for information, call 563-326-5338, Mississippi Valley
Fairgrounds, 2815 W Locust St, Davenport IA, MVFair.
com, 8pm Sun Aug 7

Music @ the Wine Terrace: Jordan Danielsen, $10

singer/songwriter; free; for information, call 309-5242440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, noon Fri Jul 29

minimum purchase/person; light fare and craft beer also
available; for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sun Aug 7

Street Fest 2016, annual party weekend on 2nd Street

Frankie Fontagne & the Ramblers, blues and

between Brady & Ripley, with live music, dozens of arts
& crafts vendors, children’s activities, and more; free,
Downtown Davenport IA, DowntownDavenport.com,
Fri Jul 29 and Sat Jul 30

QC Metalfest, with performances by Disrotted - Dirt

R&B musicians in a Summer Concert Series event on
Faye’s Field; bring lawn chairs and/or blankets; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrtary.com, 6:30pm Thu Aug 11

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Melvins, alternative rockers in concert; $20; for

information, call 309-793-1999, RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave,
Rock Island IL, RIBCO.com, 7pm Sun Aug 14

Ya Maka My Weekend, 25th-anniversary weekend

celebration of Caribbean music, food, culture, and island
atmosphere, with live music on two stages, food and
craft vendors, and more; for information, call 309-7886311, The District of Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109
(office), Rock Island IL, RIDistrict.com, Fri Aug 19 and
Sat Aug 20

Riverfront Pops: The Eagles Greatest Hits!, a

salute to Glenn Frey and the legendary pop ensemble
performed by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra,
with the “1812 Overture” and “Stars & Stripes Forever”
set to a climactic fireworks display, LeClaire Park, 400
Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport IA, QCSO.org, Sat Aug 20

Third Sunday Jazz, Polyrhythms presents a 6pm

jazz concert preceded by a 3pm Jazz Demystifying
Workshop ($5/adults, free for kids); $10-15; for tickets and
information, call 309-373-0790, The Redstone Room,
129 Main St, Davenport IA, Polyrhythms.org, 3pm Sun
Aug 21

An Evening with Walter Trout, concert with the

River Roots Live, annual celebration of roots and rock

music on the river, held in conjunction with the annual
RibFest, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport IA,
RiverRootsLive.com, Fri Aug 26 and Sat Aug 27

Music @ the Wine Terrace: Lee Blackmon, $10

minimum purchase/person; light fare and craft beer also
available; for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sat Aug 27

Grant Wallace Band, concert with jazz and folk

All Sweat Productions Presents: Purple Rain,

The Beggermen, Irish folk concert in the Music on

August
Chris Janson, a Mississippi Valley Fair grandstand

concert with the country musician; admission available
thru FunCard purchase; for information, call 563-3265338, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W Locust St,
Davenport IA, MVFair.com, 8pm Tue Aug 2

Gary Allan, a Mississippi Valley Fair grandstand concert
with the chart-topping country musician; admission
available thru FunCard purchase; for information, call
563-326-5338, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W
Locust St, Davenport IA, MVFair.com, 8pm Wed Aug 3

Whitney Rose, Americana singer/songwriter performs
in support of her new album “Heartbreaker of the
Year”; $12-17, Daytrotter, 324 Brady St, Davenport IA,
Daytrotter.com, 7:30pm Wed Aug 3

3 Doors Down, a Mississippi Valley Fair grandstand

concert with the chart-topping rockers; admission
available thru FunCard purchase; for information, call
563-326-5338, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W
Locust St, Davenport IA, MVFair.com, 8pm Thu Aug 4

Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo, area musicians perform

a wide range of covers in a Summer Concert Series
event on Faye’s Field; bring lawn chairs and/or blankets;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrtary.com, 6:30pm Thu Aug 4

Friday Night Rhythm & Wine: The Ukulele
Connection, $10 min purchase/person; light fare and

craft beer also available; bring your lawn chairs, family,
& friends; for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 6pm Fri Aug 12

In the Flesh, Pink Floyd tribute musicians in concert; $7;
for information, call 309-793-1999, RIBCO, 1815 Second
Ave, Rock Island IL, RIBCO.com, 8pm Fri Aug 12

Rick Springfield, concert with Grammy-winning pop

musician Springfield and popular ’80s rockers The Fixx
and The Romantics; $35-65; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL, iwirelessCenter.
com, 7:30pm Fri Aug 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 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 6pm Fri Aug 12

Devaughn Moore, with an opening set by alt-rock band
Switchfoot; $25-50; for information and tickets, call 319362-1729, McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St SE, Cedar
Rapids IA, McGrathAmphitheatre.com, 6pm Sun Jun 12

Parsonsfield, concert with the five-piece alt/folk band
from Northampton, Massachusetts; for information,
call 563 263 3176, River’s Edge Gallery, 216 W 3rd St,
Muscatine IA, RiversEdgeArt.com, Sun Jun 12

The Dirty Bourbon River Show, concert with the

ensemble that melds; hard-edged blues, Lisztian
piano-driven ballads, and New Orleans brass; $16-19; for
information and tickets, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion
Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm
Tue Jun 14

Leyla McCalla, concert with the New Orleans-based

songwriter unveils five new songs that she wrote, having
been inspired by artworks in the exhibition “Picturing
the Prairie”; free with $4-7 admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu Aug 25

concert with the five-piece modern-folk and Americana
musicians; $8 adv / $10 DOS (+$1.50 in adv / $2 DOS); for
information and tickets, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 7:30pm Thu Aug 11
Quad Cities musicians play the album “Purple Rain” in
its entirety, with special guests The Maytags releasing
their new album “Love Lines”; $10 (+$1.50 fee in adv
/ $2 DOS); for tickets and information, call 563-3261333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Fri Aug 12

Lecrae, concert with Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae

Musical Tour: Kendra Swanson, the singer/

QC Metalfest, With performances by Growing Cold

- Chain of Command - Closest Witch - Cranial Decay
- Crater - Tong Po - Six to the Chest - National Hero Kronos Resistor - Circadian Rhythm - Obsidian Hammer Mea Culpa; all ages; $5/day; for information, call 309-7973049, Bier Stube Moline, 415 15th St, Moline IL, facebook.
com/events/1673373026248249/, 1pm Sun Jul 31

concert with the Colorado-based indie-folk singer/
songwriter and his ensemble; $28; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 8pm Sat Jun 11

Dandelion Stompers, New Orleans jazz concert in the

Friends of Vander Veer Summer Concert, featuring

The Way Down Wanderers CD Release Show,

Gregory Alan Isakov & the Ghost Orchestra,

blues guitarist and singer/songwriter; $17 adv / $20
dos (+2 fee in adv / $2 dos); for information and tickets,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Thu
Aug 25

Church (Order of the Barren Zion) - Street Creature
- Ditchweed - Druids - Telekenetic Yeti - Dredge Cantharone - Aseethe - Obsidian Sword - In the Mouth Of
Radness; all ages; $5/day; for information, call 309-7973049, Bier Stube Moline, 415 15th St, Moline IL, facebook.
com/events/1673373026248249/, 1pm Sat Jul 30

music the whole family can enjoy; bring lawn chairs and
snacks; free; for information, call 563-328-7275, Vander
Veer Botanical Park, 215 W Central Park, Davenport IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks, 6:30pm Thu Aug 11

450 E 3rd St, Dubuque IA, AmericasRiverFestival.com,
5:30pm Sat Jun 11

Outlying Areas
June
musicians Ben Hjertmann, Chris Fisher-Lochhead, and
Luke Gullickson; $15-18; for tickets and information, call
319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm Thu Jun 9

Music on the Village Green series; bring lawn chairs or
ground blankets; 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 Thu Jun 16
folk and jazz performer; $16-19; for information and
tickets, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St
SE, Cedar Rapids IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm Fri Jun 17

Mendelssohn as Muse, $12.50; for tickets and

information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 7:30pm
Fri Jun 17

The Fez, a family-friendly concert in the Summer of the

Arts series; held on the Weatherdance Fountain Stage;
free; for information, call 319-337-7944, Pedestrian Plaza,
Downtown Iowa City IA, SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm
Fri Jun 17

Ty Bates, touring country musician in concert; $5 at

the gate; for information and tickets, call 319-362-1729,
McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids IA,
McGrathAmphitheatre.com, 5pm Fri Jun 17

2016 Iowa Blues Challenge Finals, the winners

will go on to the 2017 International Blues Challenge in
Memphis TN, Marriott Hotel Des Moines, 700 Grand
Avenue, Des Moines IA, CIBS.org, Sat Jun 18

Built to Spill - Love as Laughter - Troubled
Hubble, a Codfish Hollow Barnstormers concert with

the Village Green series; bring lawn chairs or ground
blankets; 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 Thu Jun 9

the independent musicians; featuring artwork by various
local artists, vendors from the tri-state area on hand
selling various arts, crafts, and jewelry, and more; $3040; 6pm doors, Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Ave,
Maquoketa IA, CodfishHollowBarnstormers.com, 7pm
Sat Jun 18

America’s River Festival, weekend event featuring

Harper & Midwest Kind, concert with the Australian

concert sets by the Grizzly Boys at 7pm, Jon Pardi
at 8:30pm, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at 10pm,
a Saturday brew-fest, vendors, and more; $15-50,
Port of Dubuque Marina, 450 E 3rd St, Dubuque IA,
AmericasRiverFestival.com, 7pm Fri Jun 10

Cheese Pizza, concert with the touring rock musicians;
$5 at the gate; for information and tickets, call 319-3621729, McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids
IA, McGrathAmphitheatre.com, 5pm Fri Jun 10

Motherlode, a family-friendly concert in the Summer

of the Arts series; held on the Weatherdance Fountain
Stage; free; for information, call 319-337-7944, Pedestrian
Plaza, Downtown Iowa City IA, SummerOfTheArts.org,
6:30pm Fri Jun 10

The Cactus Blossoms, concert with country musicians

singer/songwriter and his ensemble; $15-18; for
information and tickets, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion
Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, LegionArts.org,
8pm Sat Jun 18

Leading Ladies, a night of trios, duets, and solos with

Megan O’Brien, Makayla M. McDonald, and Ashley
Armstrong; $12-20; for information and tickets, call 641472-2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing
Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield IA,
FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Sat Jun 18

Jordan Feliz, outdoor concert with the Christian-folk,
-rock, and -soul musician; bring lawn chairs; coolers
allowed; $10, ages 10 & under free; for information, call
815-441-5453, Heritage Canyon, 515 N 4th St, Fulton IL,
6pm Tue Jun 21

and brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum; $16-19; for
tickets and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion
Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, LegionArts.org,
8pm Fri Jun 10

Peter Bjorn & John, concert with the indie-pop and

America’s River Festival, weekend event featuring

Cedar County Cobras, rockabilly, blues, bluegrass,

concert sets by the Dubuque Main Street Jazz Band at
5:30pm, Pablo Cruise at 7pm, Cheap Trick at 8:30pm,
and REO Speedwagon at 10:15pm, a Saturday brew-fest,
vendors, and more; $15-50, Port of Dubuque Marina,

-rock musicians; $20-22; for tickets and information, call
319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St,
Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 8pm Wed Jun 22
and country concert in the Music on the Village Green
series; bring lawn chairs or ground blankets; free; for
information, call 319-643-2541, Herbert Hoover National

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Historic Site, off I-80 at exit 254, West Branch IA, NPS.gov/
heho, 7pm Thu Jun 23

Miramar, Caribbean-music concert with the sextet led

by pianist Marlysse Simmons and vocalists Rei Alvarez
and Laura Ann Singh; $16-19; for information and tickets,
call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE,
Cedar Rapids IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm Thu Jun 23

River City 6, an event in the 2016 Concert in the Park

Series; bring lawn chairs or blankets; in case of inclement
weather, the concert will be held at the Boss Community
Building at 221 W 1st St; food stands open at 5pm; for
information, call 309-852-2175, Kewanee Veterans Park
Gazebo, E 2nd St, Kewanee IL, Kewanee-Il.com, 6:30pm
Thu Jun 23

Samite, concert with the renowned Ugandan flutist;

$20-25; for information and tickets, call 319-364-1580,
CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA,
LegionArts.org, 8pm Fri Jun 24

Winterland, a family-friendly concert in the Summer

of the Arts series; held on the Weatherdance Fountain
Stage; free; for information, call 319-337-7944, Pedestrian
Plaza, Downtown Iowa City IA, SummerOfTheArts.org,
6:30pm Fri Jun 24

Christopher the Conquered, concert with the indie-

rock singer/songwriter, with an opening set by Brooks
Strause; $10-12; for tickets and information, call 319-6882653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa City
IA, Englert.org, 8pm Sat Jun 25

Lynyrd Skynyrd, concert with the legendary musicians
and members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; $35-70;
for tickets and information, call 877-677-3456, Riverside
Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA,
RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 8pm Sat Jun 25

Brown Otter Singers Song and Dance, Meskwaki

song and dance concert in the Music on the Village
Green series; bring lawn chairs or ground blankets;
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 Thu Jun 30

Lyle Beaver & the Brass Notes, an event in the 2016

Concert in the Park Series; bring lawn chairs or blankets;
in case of inclement weather, the concert will be held
at the Boss Community Building at 221 W 1st St; food
stands open at 5pm; for information, call 309-852-2175,
Kewanee Veterans Park Gazebo, E 2nd St, Kewanee IL,
Kewanee-Il.com, 6:30pm Thu Jun 30

July
Soul Searchers, a First Fridays courtyard concert with

the Des Moines-based Iowa Blues Challenge winners;
with appetizers and a cash bar; for information, call 515277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des
Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 5pm Fri Jul 1

Iowa City Jazz Festival, a three-day musical

extravaganza with concert headliners, three side
stages, a Culinary Row, artist booths, a beverage
garden, children’s activities, and more; free, University
of Iowa Pentacrest, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, Fri Jul 1 thru Sun Jul 3

Outdoor Festivals
and Events
Davenport

June through August

E

very year, Davenport’s lineup of exciting outdoor festivals climaxes with LeClaire Park’s River Roots Live, the
Americana and roots-rock celebration that brings with it an
amazing array of musical talent. And this year’s fest, scheduled for August 26 and 27, is no different, with concert sets
Alanna Royale @ River Roots Live – August 26 and 27
by a baker’s dozen of sensational acts: Alanna Royale, O.A.R.,
Guitar Army, Booker T. Jones, The Stone Foxes, Luke Bell, The
Main Squeeze, Valey Queen, Ghost of Paul Revere, Brooks
Strause & the Gory Details, Tara Terra, The Candymakers, and Condor & Jaybird.
But as the event’s fans know, music is only half of the River Roots Live experience, because it’s accompanied by the annual
Ribfest, featuring a delectable sampling of smoked meats and sauces from top-tier barbecue masters nationwide. In honor of the
event, I had planned to accompany this article with the most mouth-watering shot of smoked ribs I could find. But then I remembered that we probably have a lot of meat-averse readers out there, so I went with the Alanna Royale shot instead. You’re welcome,
vegetarians.
River Roots Live and Ribfest, though, are hardly the only destinations for those seeking excellent music and tasty treats in Davenport this summer. Six days worth of them, in fact, will be on hand in the annual Mississippi Valley Fair at the Mississippi Valley
Fairgounds, with the August 2 through 7 event – with its numerous vendors, games, rides, pageants, contests, and more – boasting a different grandstand concert every night: country sensations Chris Janson (August 2), Gary Allan (August 3), Rascal Flatts
(August 5), and Montgomery Gentry (August 7); chart-topping rockers 3 Doors Down (August 4); and the Southern-rock and
bluegrass legends of Alabama (August 6).
After a year off, the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival is back on track for 2016, with July 1 LeClaire Park concerts by Frankie
Fontagne & the Ramblers, Toronzo Cannon, Tweed Funk, and Shawn Holt & the Teardrops, and a half-dozen stellar acts set for
Saturday the 2nd: Juliana & A Soul Purpose, Shane Johnson’s Blue Train, the Ellis Kell Band, Laura Rain & the Caesars, Jim Suhler
& Monkey Beat, and The Cash Box Kings.
July starts with blues; August starts with jazz. Specifically, it starts with the 45th-annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, our August 4 through 7 salute to Davenport’s cornet legend boasting performances – at numerous area venues – by jazz talents
including the Lakeshore Syncopators, the Dave Bennett Quartet, Miss Jubilee & Her Humdingers, Randy Sandke & Dick Hyman,
and Davenport’s own Graystone Monarchs with bandleader extraordinaire Josh Duffee.
Those seeking outdoor entertainment on June 25 and 26 can simply look skyward, as those are the dates for this year’s Quad
City Air Show, a blend of stunning aerial feats and earthbound presentations taking place on and above the grounds of the Davenport Municipal Airport. More hilly fare – at least one re-e-eally big hill – is on tap for the hundreds of national and international
competitors in the annual Quad-City Times Bix 7 street race, a July 30 event happening in tandem with the annual downtownDavenport party that is July 29’s and 30’s Street Fest 2016. Consider it your go-to site for live music, food vendors, and family fun
that doesn’t require running up a re-e-eally big hill.
Our annual commemoration of slavery’s abolition, the Quad Cities’ June 18 Juneteenth Festival in LeClaire Park will be a
joyous community celebration boasting live music, dance performances, historical presentations, vendors, and children’s activities.
And kids, of course, won’t be the only ones in thrall to a spectacular fireworks display over the Mississippi River, as July 3’s Red,
White, & Boom! will feature multi-hued explosives as well as live music and games in Modern Woodmen Park.
So that’s Davenport’s roster of major outdoor events! But as I’m still thinking of ribs, here’s that pic I referenced earlier. You’re
welcome, carnivores.
For more on Davenport’s summertime schedule, visit DowntownDavenport.com. – Mike Schulz

Indigo Girls, concert with folk-rock singer/songwriters

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers; $42; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 8pm Sat Jul 2

Matt the Electrician, concert with the folk singer/

songwriter, with an opening set by Ryanhood; $15-18; for
information and tickets, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion
Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, LegionArts.org,
8pm Sat Jul 2

KT Tunstall, a Codfish Hollow Barnstormers concert

with the Scottish singer-songwriter, with opening sets
by the Kickback, Lawrence, and the Graveyard Club;
featuring artwork by various local artists, vendors from
the tri-state area on hand selling various arts, crafts, and
jewelry, and more; $30-35, Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013
288th Ave, Maquoketa IA, CodfishHollowBarnstormers.
com, 5pm Mon Jul 4

Tanya English Band, blues concert in the Music on

the Village Green series; bring lawn chairs or ground
blankets; 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 Thu Jul 7

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Music / Concerts /
Outlying Areas / July

Alisabeth Von Presley, concert with the Cedar Rapidsbased singer/songwriter; $5 at the gate; for information
and tickets, call 319-362-1729, McGrath Amphitheatre,
475 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, McGrathAmphitheatre.
com, 5pm Fri Jul 8

Flash in a Pan and Meteor Cat, a family-friendly

concert in the Summer of the Arts series; held on the
Weatherdance Fountain Stage; free; for information, call
319-337-7944, Pedestrian Plaza, Downtown Iowa City IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm Fri Jul 8

80/35 Music Festival, ninth-annual festival featuring

two days of progressive music with more than 40 acts on
three stages; Fri. bands start at 5pm, Sat. bands start at
noon; $50/day, $90/two-day, Western Gateway Park, Des
Moines IA, 80-35.com, Fri Jul 8 and Sat Jul 9

Jason Gray, concert with the Midwestern singer/

songwriter; $20-30; for information and tickets, call 641472-2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing
Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield IA,
FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Sun Jul 10

Chris Cornell, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter on

his “Higher Truth World Tour”; $50.50-76; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 8pm Mon Jul 11

Branson on the Road: Salute to America, celebrate
the songs and stories of America as you musically travel
across the country from “Abilene” to “Detroit City” to
“Route 66”; $18.50-33; for tickets and information, call
319-622-6262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave,
Amana IA, OldCreamery.com, 2pm Wed Jul 13 and Thu
Jul 14

blankets; 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 Thu Jul 21

Las Guitarras de Mexico, mariachi concert in the

Steve Morris and That Drummer Guy, an event in

Music on the Village Green series; bring lawn chairs or
ground blankets; 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 Thu Jul 14

Sarah Jarosz, concert with the Texas-based Americana
and folk musician; $22-25; for tickets and information,
call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 8pm Thu Jul 14

Coupe De Ville, an event in the 2016 Concert in the

Park Series; bring lawn chairs or blankets; in case of
inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Boss
Community Building at 221 W 1st St; food stands open
at 5pm; for information, call 309-852-2175, Kewanee
Veterans Park Gazebo, E 2nd St, Kewanee IL, Kewanee-Il.
com, 6:30pm Thu Jul 14

Crystal City and Death Valley Welcome Center,

a family-friendly concert in the Summer of the Arts
series; held on the Weatherdance Fountain Stage; free;
for information, call 319-337-7944, Pedestrian Plaza,
Downtown Iowa City IA, SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm
Fri Jul 15

Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, concert

with the Creole and zydeco musicians; $16-19; for
information and tickets, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion
Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, LegionArts.org,
8pm Fri Jul 15

Lonesome Road, concert with the Midwestern country
musicians; $5 at the gate; for information and tickets,
call 319-362-1729, McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St SE,
Cedar Rapids IA, McGrathAmphitheatre.com, 5pm Fri
Jul 15

The Band Perry, concert with the Grammy-

winning country-music sibling trio; $32-75; for
tickets and information, call 877-677-3456, Riverside
Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA,
RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 8:30pm Fri Jul 15

Tallest Man on Earth, a Codfish Hollow Barnstormers
concert with Swedish singer/songwriter Kristian
Matsson, with an opening set by Lady Lamb (The
Beekeeper); featuring artwork by various local artists,
vendors from the tri-state area on hand selling
various arts, crafts, and jewelry, and more; $25-30,
Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa IA,
CodfishHollowBarnstormers.com, 8pm Sun Jul 17

Highway Home, bluegrass concert in the Music on
the Village Green series; bring lawn chairs or ground

Jim Gaffigan @ Adler Theatre - June 24

the 2016 Concert in the Park Series; bring lawn chairs or
blankets; in case of inclement weather, the concert will
be held at the Boss Community Building at 221 W 1st St;
food stands open at 5pm; for information, call 309-8522175, Kewanee Veterans Park Gazebo, E 2nd St, Kewanee
IL, Kewanee-Il.com, 6:30pm Thu Jul 21

Les Poules à Colin, concert with the Québec-based

folk quintet; $16-19; for information and tickets, call 319364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm Thu Jul 21

FireSale and The Maytags, a family-friendly

concert in the Summer of the Arts series; held on the
Weatherdance Fountain Stage; free; for information, call
319-337-7944, Pedestrian Plaza, Downtown Iowa City IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm Fri Jul 22

Strays, concert with the pop/rock musicians; $5 at the
gate; for information and tickets, call 319-362-1729,
McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids IA,
McGrathAmphitheatre.com, 5pm Fri Jul 22

Miracle Legion, independent musicians in an all-

ages show with sets by the Ghost Wolves and Clarke
& the Himselfs, food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic
beverages will be available for purchase; vendors from
the tri-state area will be on hand selling various arts,
crafts and jewelry; $25-35, Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013
288th Ave, Maquoketa IA, CodfishHollowBarnstormers.
com, 7pm Sat Jul 23

Flash in a Pan, folk, indie rock, and bluegrass concert in
the Music on the Village Green series; bring lawn chairs
or ground blankets; free; for information, call 319-6432541, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, off I-80 at
exit 254, West Branch IA, NPS.gov/heho, 7pm Thu Jul 28

Kewanee Community Band and Jazz on the Side,

series; held on the Weatherdance Fountain Stage; free;
for information, call 319-337-7944, Pedestrian Plaza,
Downtown Iowa City IA, SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm
Fri Jul 29

The Baseball Project, a Codfish Hollow Barnstormers
concert with the supergroup composed by Peter
Buck, Mike Mills, Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, and
Linda Pitmon, with an opening set by The Wooldridge
Brothers; featuring artwork by various local artists,
vendors from the tri-state area on hand selling
various arts, crafts, and jewelry, and more; $20-25,
Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa IA,
CodfishHollowBarnstormers.com, 7pm Fri Jul 29

August
Lindsey Stirling, concert with the violinist, dancer,

performance artist, singer, and composer; $3565; for information and tickets, call 319-362-1729,
McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids IA,
McGrathAmphitheatre.com, 7pm Mon Aug 1

Kewanee Klassics, an event in the 2016 Concert in

The Claypool Lennon Delirium, indie and psych

rockers Les Claypool and Sean Lennon in concert; $36.50;
for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.
org, 8pm Tue Aug 9

The Doobie Brothers and Kansas, concert with the

Grammy-winning, multi-platinum-selling roots rockers;
$45-125; for information and tickets, call 319-362-1729,
McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids IA,
McGrathAmphitheatre.com, 6:30pm Wed Aug 10

Downward Fall, concert with Cedar Rapids’ hard-rock

the Park Series; bring lawn chairs or blankets; in case of
inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Boss
Community Building at 221 W 1st St; food stands open
at 5pm; for information, call 309-852-2175, Kewanee
Veterans Park Gazebo, E 2nd St, Kewanee IL, Kewanee-Il.
com, 6:30pm Thu Aug 11

musicians; $5 at the gate; for information and tickets,
call 319-362-1729, McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St SE,
Cedar Rapids IA, McGrathAmphitheatre.com, 5pm Fri
Aug 5

John Krantz Quartet, a First Fridays courtyard concert
with the jazz pianist and his ensemble; with appetizers
and a cash bar; for information, call 515-277-4405, Des
Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA,
DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 5pm Fri Aug 5

8 Seconds, concert with the Canadian synth/pop/

Summer of the Arts series; held on the Weatherdance
Fountain Stage; free; for information, call 319-3377944, Pedestrian Plaza, Downtown Iowa City IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm Fri Aug 5

a family-friendly concert in the Summer of the Arts

spoof artist performing on his “Mandatory World Tour”;
$35-85; for information and tickets, call 319-362-1729,
McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids IA,
McGrathAmphitheatre.com, 7pm Tue Aug 9

Newsboys, Iowa State Fair grandstand concert with the

Luke Winslow-King, concert with the New Orleans-

Brooks Strause & the Glory Details and Liz Moen,

“Weird Al” Yankovic, the Grammy-winning music-

the Park Series; bring lawn chairs or blankets; in case of
inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Boss
Community Building at 221 W 1st St; food stands open
at 5pm; for information, call 309-852-2175, Kewanee
Veterans Park Gazebo, E 2nd St, Kewanee IL, Kewanee-Il.
com, 6:30pm Thu Aug 4

an event in the 2016 Concert in the Park Series; bring
lawn chairs or blankets; in case of inclement weather, the
concert will be held at the Boss Community Building at
221 W 1st St; food stands open at 5pm; for information,
call 309-852-2175, Kewanee Veterans Park Gazebo, E 2nd
St, Kewanee IL, Kewanee-Il.com, 6:30pm Thu Jul 28
progressive rockers; $5 at the gate; for information and
tickets, call 319-362-1729, McGrath Amphitheatre, 475
1st St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, McGrathAmphitheatre.com,
5pm Fri Jul 29

and Ray LaMontagne, plus Cold War Kids, Grace Potter,
Lake Street Dive, Shovels & Rope, Houndmouth, and
more; Fri. 3:30pm gates, 4:30pm music; Sat. 11am gates,
noon music; $95-599 weekend tickets, Avenue of the
Saints Amphitheater, 3357 St. Charles Rd, St. Charles IA,
HinterlandIowa.com, Fri Aug 5 and Sat Aug 6

based guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer,
and lyricist; for information, call 563 263 3176, River’s
Edge Gallery, 216 W 3rd St, Muscatine IA, RiversEdgeArt.
com, Fri Aug 5

The Beggarmen, a family-friendly concert in the

Hinterland Music Festival, second-annual event

featuring music, camping, art, craft vendors, and family
activities; with concert sets by headliners Willie Nelson

Grammy-nominated Christian-pop musicians; $30-45;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Iowa State Fairgrounds,
East 30th Street & East University Ave, Des Moines IA,
IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Thu Aug 11

Caterpillar Big Band, an event in the 2016 Concert in

Hot Tuna: Acoustic, blues and classic-rock concert

with ensemble founders Jorma Kaukonen and Jack
Casady; $36.50-55; for tickets and information, call 319688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa
City IA, Englert.org, 8pm Fri Aug 12

Meghan Trainor, Iowa State Fair grandstand concert

with the chart-topping pop singer/songwriter; $45-60;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Iowa State Fairgrounds,
East 30th Street & East University Ave, Des Moines IA,
IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Fri Aug 12

Ritmocano, a family-friendly concert in the Summer

of the Arts series; held on the Weatherdance Fountain
Stage; free; for information, call 319-337-7944, Pedestrian
Plaza, Downtown Iowa City IA, SummerOfTheArts.org,
6:30pm Fri Aug 12

The Beach Boys and The Temptations, concert

with the chart-topping surf and soul musicians; $49-

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110; for information and tickets, call 319-362-1729,
McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids IA,
McGrathAmphitheatre.com, 8pm Fri Aug 12

Toto, concert with the Grammy-winning, multi-

platinum-selling rockers; $35-65; for tickets and
information, call 877-677- 3456, Riverside Casino
Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA,
RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 8pm Fri Aug 12

Brett Eldredge, Iowa State Fair grandstand concert
with the chart-topping country musician; $32-47; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Iowa State Fairgrounds,
East 30th Street & East University Ave, Des Moines IA,
IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Sat Aug 13

Beach House, concert with the indie-pop duo of

Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally; $27.50; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 7pm Sun Aug 14

Jason Derulo, Iowa State Fair grandstand concert with
the chart-topping R&B and hip-hop musician; $35-47;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Iowa State Fairgrounds,
East 30th Street & East University Ave, Des Moines IA,
IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Sun Aug 14

Jenny Lewis, a Codfish Hollow Barnstormers concert

with the singer/songwriter and primary vocalist of the
indie rock band Rilo Kiley, with an opening set by EZTV;
featuring artwork by various local artists, vendors from
the tri-state area on hand selling various arts, crafts, and
jewelry, and more; $30-35, Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013
288th Ave, Maquoketa IA, CodfishHollowBarnstormers.
com, 7pm Sun Aug 14

Dierks Bentley, Iowa State Fair grandstand concert

with the chart-topping country musician, performing
with special guest Tucker Beathard; $57; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Iowa State Fairgrounds, East 30th Street
& East University Ave, Des Moines IA, IowaStateFair.org,
8pm Mon Aug 15

Rock Hall Three for All: Heart - Joan Jett & the
Blackhearts - Cheap Trick, Iowa State Fair grandstand
concert with the chart-topping rockers; $32-52; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Iowa State Fairgrounds,
East 30th Street & East University Ave, Des Moines IA,
IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Tue Aug 16

Turas, an event in the 2016 Concert in the Park Series; bring
lawn chairs or blankets; in case of inclement weather, the
concert will be held at the Boss Community Building at
221 W 1st St; food stands open at 5pm; for information, call
309-852-2175, Kewanee Veterans Park Gazebo, E 2nd St,
Kewanee IL, Kewanee-Il.com, 6:30pm Thu Aug 18

Jake McVey, concert with the touring country musician;
$5 at the gate; for information and tickets, call 319-3621729, McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids
IA, McGrathAmphitheatre.com, 5pm Fri Aug 19

KISS, Iowa State Fair grandstand concert with the chart-

topping rockers; $50-85; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Iowa State Fairgrounds, East 30th Street & East University
Ave, Des Moines IA, IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Fri Aug 19

The Beaker Brothers, a family-friendly concert in the
Summer of the Arts series; held on the Weatherdance
Fountain Stage; free; for information, call 319-3377944, Pedestrian Plaza, Downtown Iowa City IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm Fri Aug 19

Steven Tyler and Loving Mary, Iowa State Fair

grandstand concert with Aerosmith’s frontman and
the six-piece Nashville band; $45-65; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Iowa State Fairgrounds, East 30th Street
& East University Ave, Des Moines IA, IowaStateFair.org,
8pm Sat Aug 20

Kurt Vile & the Violators, a Codfish Hollow

Barnstormers concert with the independent musicians;
featuring artwork by various local artists, vendors from
the tri-state area on hand selling various arts, crafts, and
jewelry, and more; $25-30, Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013
288th Ave, Maquoketa IA, CodfishHollowBarnstormers.
com, 7pm Sun Aug 21

Lady Antebellum, Iowa State Fair grandstand

concert with the Grammy-winning country musicians,
performing with special guest Kelsea Ballerini; $40-65;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Iowa State Fairgrounds,
East 30th Street & East University Ave, Des Moines IA,
IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Sun Aug 21

Jim Markum Swing Band, an event in the 2016

Concert in the Park Series; bring lawn chairs or blankets;

in case of inclement weather, the concert will be held
at the Boss Community Building at 221 W 1st St; food
stands open at 5pm; for information, call 309-852-2175,
Kewanee Veterans Park Gazebo, E 2nd St, Kewanee IL,
Kewanee-Il.com, 6:30pm Thu Aug 25

Shade of Blue, a family-friendly concert in the Summer

of the Arts series; held on the Weatherdance Fountain
Stage; free; for information, call 319-337-7944, Pedestrian
Plaza, Downtown Iowa City IA, SummerOfTheArts.org,
6:30pm Fri Aug 26

The Back Porch Revival: Blake Shelton, the stadium
concert will feature Shelton as the headliner and
country musicians David Ray, Morgan Frazier, and Tucker
Beathard to benefit the Native Fund, a new non-profit
organization; for information, call 515-974-4315, Kinnick
Stadium, UI Campus, Iowa City IA, TheBackPorchRevival.
com, Sat Aug 27

LITERARY ARTS

Readings & Discussions
June
PBS KIDS Writers Contest Exhibition, exhibit of 16

winning stories from PBS’ recent contest, for information,
contact Michael Carton at 309-764-2400 or MT-Carton@
wiu.edu, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, WQPT.org, Thu Jun 9 thru Fri Jun 17

Read for the Win!, summer reading program and

prizes for children, young adults, and adults; free; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, Thu Jun 9
thru Thu Jun 30

Bagels & Books, travel, explore and discover passions

with the library’s newest on-site book discussion group;

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free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Jun 11

See YA, an adult book club with a teen-book twist;

free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Jun 13

Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating

yummy sweets; all registrants receive a complimentary
copy of the story; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Jun 13

Stephen King, the bestselling author talks about

and reads from his new book “End of Watch”; $37.50;
for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.
org, 7pm Mon Jun 13

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Readings & Discussions / June

Ghost World, a reading of Daniel Clowes’ work with

the Get Lit: Graphic Novels discussion group; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Dunn Bros. Coffee, 787
Middle Rd., Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Tue Jun 14

Lila, a discussion of Marilynne Robinson’s book with

the Contemporary Books Discussion Group; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School,
3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm
Wed Jun 15

Persepolis, a discussion of Marjane Satrapi’s book with

the Contemporary Books Discussion Group; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School,
3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Wed Jun 15

Bookin’ It Walking Book Club, on Tuesdays;

presented by the Rock Island Public Library; meet at the
large pavilion before the Parks and Recreation Dept’s
Starlight Revue music series to walk and talk about any
favorite book you’ve read; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Lincoln Park, 11th Ave & 38th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Tue Jun 14 thru
Tue Jun 28

Writers’ Studio, a writing critique group for all genres

Buckcherry @ Rock the District - June 17

Outdoor Festivals and Events
District of Rock Island
June through August

D

uring the snowy months, my gym in downtown Rock
Island had a sandwich board at its front doors designed
to provide inspiration for its members: “Summer bodies are
earned in winter.” Well, I humbly report that as of the first week
of June, I absolutely have the summer body I earned in winter.
Unfortunately, that body still somewhat resembles a pear, so
I will absolutely not be participating in the District of Rock
Island’s X-Fit Urban Street Games on June 24 and 25, much as
I respect and envy those who do.
This outdoor team event will find those strong of body and
mind vying for prizes and bragging rights in viewable lift,
squat, push-up, and pull-up competitions, and between July 15
and 17 the summertime workouts will continue in the downtown Holiday Inn’s hosting of Radish magazine’s inaugural
Yoga Fest – three days of presentations and workouts with local
and regional masters. But if merely reading those descriptions
makes you exhausted, fear not: There’s also far-less-strenuous
fun on the District’s summertime docket.
Our season begins with Cajun, zydeco, and jazz bands –
plus artisans, food and craft vendors, and thousands upon
thousands of beads – in this year’s Gumbo Ya Ya festival, the
District’s very own version of a New Orleans Mardi Gras taking
place June 10 and 11. The following weekend, rock and country
take center stage in a pair of music-themed outdoor events
co-hosted by the Daiquiri Factory: June 17’s annual Rock the
District featuring performances by the rockers of Buckcherry
and Adelita’s Way, and the June 18 Boots & Brews celebration, which finds chart-topping, multi-platinum-selling artist
Rodney Atkins thrilling country fans alongside musical guests
Smoke N Guns, Nick Lynch, and Dirt Road Rockers.
July 9 brings with it the Daiquiri Factory Anniversary
Party, in which musical guests to be announced help salute the
venue on 12 years in the District – a night preceded by the July
8 outdoor concert boasting the tightly wrapped rockers of Here
Come the Mummies on their national “Love Fest” tour.
The Rock Island Brewing Company is one of the co-hosts for
the Mummies’ local set, and RIBCO is also co-sponsoring this

on the third Saturday of the month; free; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E 2nd St
Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Jun 18

PBS KIDS Writers Contest Exhibition, exhibit of 16

winning stories from PBS’ recent contest, for information,
contact Michael Carton at 309-764-2400 or MT-Carton@
wiu.edu, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
WQPT.org, Sat Jun 18 thru Thu Jun 30

Boys in the Boat, a discussion of Daniel James Brown’s

year’s Rivers
Edge Homebrew
Festiv-ale, a July
16 afternoon
that will find
more than a
dozen Midwestern homebrew
clubs serving up
samples of more
than 50 different
beverage selecRodney Atkins @ Boots & Brews - June 18
tions (for guests
ages 21 and
older). I gotta say, though, and without in any way suggesting
that anyone was a little drunk during the naming of the event:
That’s an awfully strange spelling of “festival.” Hmm.
Toward the end of summer, the District will be transformed
into an incredibly convenient Caribbean getaway in the August
19 and 20 Ya Maka My Weekend festival, our area’s 25thanniversary celebration of the region’s food, culture, and island
atmosphere, with nearly a dozen bands performing on two
outdoor stages. And there’ll be stars and stripes forever, or at
least for a night, when Schwiebert Riverfront Park houses this
year’s Red, White, & Boom! party on July 3, our local salute to
Independence Day boasting children’s activities, games, and a
dazzling fireworks display over the Mississippi River.
For more information on Rock Island’s summer of outdoor
festivals and ... .
Oh, wait! Festiv-ale! I totally get it now! Wow. Guess I’m the
one who’s a little drunk.
Anyway. For more information on Rock Island’s summer
of outdoor festivals and events, visit RIDistrict.com. – Mike
Schulz

book with the 30/31 Book Club; all those who have read
the book are welcome to attend; 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 Jun 20

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, the

Rock Island libraries host a discussion of Katarina Bivald’s
book with the Last Call Book Club; free, drinks available
for purchase; for information, call 309-732-7323, Icons
Martini, 124 18th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 7pm Tue Jun 21

West End Book Club Discussion, discuss

contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with
this fun group; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Jun 21

David R. Collins 2016 Writers’ Conference: Faculty
Reading and Book Signing, listen to conference
faculty reading their work, and then the mic will be
opened up for reading by conference participants; free;
for information, call 563-324-1410, Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third
Ave, Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 7pm Thu Jun 23

David R. Collins 2015 Writers’ Conference
Author Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Felicia
Schneiderhan, with a presentation on “The Writing

Life: Bearing Witness to the Power of Imagination”; free;
for information, call 563-324-1410, Rogalski Center - St.
Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St, Davenport IA,
MWCQC.org, noon Fri Jun 24

The Monkey Wrench Gang, a discussion of Edward

Abbey’s book with the Environmental Book Club; free;
for information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E
River Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 7pm Tue Jun 28

July
PBS KIDS Writers Contest Exhibition, exhibit

of 16 winning stories from PBS’ recent contest, for
information, contact Michael Carton at 309-764-2400 or
MT-Carton@wiu.edu, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport IA, WQPT.org, Fri Jul 1

Read for the Win!, summer reading program and

prizes for children, young adults, and adults; free; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, Fri Jul 1 thru
Sat Jul 30

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Writers’ Studio, a writing critique group for all genres

on the first Saturday of the month; free; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E 2nd St
Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Jul 2

who have read the book are welcome to attend; 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 Jul 18

Books on Tap, the Davenport Public Libraries host a

The Art of Crash Landing, the Rock Island libraries

fun, casual book discussion; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Bar,
111 West 2nd St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
6:30pm Thu Jul 7

Bagels & Books, travel, explore and discover passions

with the library’s newest on-site book discussion group;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Jul 9

See YA, an adult book club with a teen-book twist;

free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Jul 11

Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating

yummy sweets; all registrants receive a complimentary
copy of the story; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Jul 11

Hitler, a reading of Shigeru Mizuki’s work with the

Get Lit: Graphic Novels discussion group; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Dunn Bros. Coffee, 787
Middle Rd., Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Tue Jul 12

Between the Lines, discuss contemporary fiction and

non-fiction at this lively book discussion group; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Jul 13

Writers’ Studio, a writing critique group for all genres

on the third Saturday of the month; free; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E 2nd St
Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Jul 16

Breakfast with Buddha, a discussion of Roland

Merullo’s book with the 30/31 Book Club; all those

host a discussion of Melissa DeCarlo’s book with the Last
Call Book Club; free, drinks available for purchase; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Tue Jul 19

West End Book Club Discussion, discuss

contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with
this fun group; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Jul 19

House of Stone: A Memoir of Hope, Family, & a
Lost Middle East, a discussion of Anthony Shadid’s

book with the Contemporary Books Discussion Group;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf High
School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 1pm Wed Jul 20

Lila, a discussion of Marilynne Robinson’s book with

the Contemporary Books Discussion Group; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School,
3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Wed Jul 20

Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal
Investigation of Cancer and the Environment,

a discussion of Sandra Steingraber’s book with the
Environmental Book Club; free; for information, call
563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E River Dr, Davenport IA,
RiverAction.org, 7pm Tue Jul 26

Young Emerging Writers Middle School Camp
Reading, hear what all of our middle-schoolers have

been working on at camp all week; free; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E 2nd St
Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 3pm Fri Jul 29

August
Books on Tap, the Davenport Public Libraries host a

fun, casual book discussion; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Bar,
111 West 2nd St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
6:30pm Thu Aug 4

Writers’ Studio, a writing critique group for all genres
on the first Saturday of the month; free; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E 2nd St
Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Aug 6

See YA, an adult book club with a teen-book twist;

free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Aug 8

Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating

yummy sweets; all registrants receive a complimentary
copy of the story; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Aug 8

The Story of My Tits, a reading of Jennifer Hayden’s

work with the Get Lit: Graphic Novels discussion group;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Dunn Bros.
Coffee, 787 Middle Rd., Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 7pm Tue Aug 9

Between the Lines, discuss contemporary fiction and

non-fiction at this lively book discussion group; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Aug 10

Young Emerging Writers Atlas Release Party,

hear some selections from and purchase your copy of
the 2016 Young Emerging Interns’ The Atlas; free; for
information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E 2nd St Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 7pm
Thu Aug 11

Bagels & Books, travel, explore and discover passions

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Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Aug 13

Juliet in August, a discussion of Diane Warren’s book

with the 30/31 Book Club; all those who have read the
book are welcome to attend; 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 Aug 15

Everything She Forgot, the Rock Island libraries

host a discussion of Lisa Ballantyne’s book with the Last
Call Book Club; free, drinks available for purchase; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Tue Aug 16

West End Book Club Discussion, discuss

contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with
this fun group; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Aug 16

Writers’ Studio, a writing critique group for all genres

on the third Saturday of the month; free; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E 2nd St
Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Aug 20

The Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the
Ancient Southwest, a discussion of David Roberts’
book with the Environmental Book Club; free; for
information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E River
Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 7pm Tue Aug 23

Workshops & Classes
June
Writer’s Studio, writing critique group for all genres;
bring several pages to read to the group and get
feedback; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E 2nd St Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Jun 18

with the library’s newest on-site book discussion group;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount

Visit Mineral Point, Wisconsin this August
for the 3rd Annual Paint the Point!
Artist Events: August 10–13
Over 4 days, see 50 artists from around the midwest,
paint scenes of the historic mining town and idyllic
countryside “en plein air” in 3 separate competitions.

Show and Sale: Saturday, August 13
200 paintings available for purchase.

A portion of the proceeds benefits Arts Mineral
Point, Inc. Our mission is to nurture and promote
the Arts in Mineral Point. Learn more: artsmp.org

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Literary Arts /
Workshops & Classes / June

David R. Collins 2016 Writers’ Conference,

workshops include freelancing, flash fiction, poetry,
advanced fiction writing, and young adult fiction; with
new faculty and returning favorites; author luncheon on
Friday with keynote speaker Felicia Schneiderhan, as well
as free evening events; book pitches and manuscript
critiques also available, as well as member and early-bird
(before June 15) discounts; for information, call 563324-1410, McCarthy Hall - St. Ambrose University, 518 W
Locust St, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 8:45am Thu Jun
23 thru Sat Jun 25

David R. Collins 2015 Writers’ Conference Book
Pitches and Critiques, thru June 25; Book Pitches

6/27 Steve Semken of Ice Cube Press or 918studio press;
$25, with pre-registration required; for information, call
563-324-1410, McCarthy Hall - St. Ambrose University,
518 W Locust St, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 8:45am Thu
Jun 23

David R. Collins 2016 Writers’ Conference: Writing
(and Revising) the First Chapter of Your YA
Novel with Brittany Cavallaro, thru June 25; in this

using published work and in-class writing activities;
for information, call 563-324-1410, McCarthy Hall - St.
Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St, Davenport IA,
MWCQC.org, 3:30pm Thu Jun 23

feedback; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E 2nd St Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Jul 2

David R. Collins 2016 Writers’ Conference:
Monetize Your Writing with C. Hope Clark, thru

bring several pages to read to the group and get
feedback; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E 2nd St Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Jul 16

June 25; this workshop will provide practical guidance
on using all aspects of the writing arena to make money
while you’re trying to make your dream come true;
for information, call 563-324-1410, McCarthy Hall - St.
Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St, Davenport IA,
MWCQC.org, 10:30am Thu Jun 23

David R. Collins 2016 Writers’ Conference:
Obstructionism – Finding Freedom in Poetic
Restraint with Kathleen Rooney, thru June 25;

through close attention to form, detail, and constraint,
this workshop will help you keep your poems from
being dull through an obstructionist approach that will
interfere with and redirect poetic intentions and drafts;
for information, call 563-324-1410, McCarthy Hall - St.
Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St, Davenport IA,
MWCQC.org, 1:45pm Thu Jun 23

David R. Collins 2016 Writers’ Conference:
Writing the Great Mystery with C. Hope Clark,

workshop, discuss what features and strategies young
adult writers can use to write a strong first chapter of a
novel in any genre, from science fiction to contemporary
realism; for information, call 563-324-1410, McCarthy Hall
- St. Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St, Davenport IA,
MWCQC.org, 3:30pm Thu Jun 23

thru June 25; this workshop will teach what makes for a
mystery that keeps readers turning pages and buying
sequels, including what type of story makes the average
reader enthusiastic and how authors can tap into that
skill set; for information, call 563-324-1410, McCarthy Hall
- St. Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St, Davenport IA,
MWCQC.org, 8:45am Thu Jun 23

David R. Collins 2016 Writers’ Conference: A
Flash in the Pan – Getting Started on Short Short
Fiction and Nonfiction with Kathleen Rooney,

David R. Collins 2016 Writers’ Conference Free
Evening Workshop – Many Ways to Cross the
River: A Discussion on Publishing, author and

thru June 25; this workshop will explore brief historical
and contemporary pieces to see how such tiny stories
can pack such a huge punch; students will do in-class
exercises and walk out with rough drafts of a few
very short stories; for information, call 563-324-1410,
McCarthy Hall - St. Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 10:30am Thu Jun 23

David R. Collins 2016 Writers’ Conference:
Advanced Fiction Writing with Felicia
Schneiderhan, thru June 25; this workshop is for

people who have some experience writing fiction and
would like to shake up their process in a workshop
setting; novel and short stories writers are welcome in
this workshop that will discuss point-of-view, form, and
rewriting; for information, call 563-324-1410, McCarthy
Hall - St. Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St, Davenport
IA, MWCQC.org, 1:45pm Thu Jun 23

David R. Collins 2016 Writers’ Conference:
Creative Nonfiction with Felicia Schneiderhan,

thru June 25; this workshop gives an overview of creative
nonfiction and the many possibilities it opens for a writer

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owner/publisher of Ice Cube Press Steve Semken, author
and founding editor of Rose Metal Press Kathleen
Rooney, and poet/YA author Brittany Cavallaro will
discuss their experiences navigating the various worlds
of publishing as authors, editors, and publishers; free; for
information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E 2nd St Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 7pm
Fri Jun 24

QC Writers Social Mixer, the Midwest Writing

Center sponsors an event designed for writers to
spend time with each other, swap stories and tips, and
spread goodwill among their fellow writers; writers of
any genre, skill, or experience level are invited; free;
for information and to register, call 563-324-1410,
Bennigan’s, 226 17th St, Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org,
5:30pm Thu Jun 30

July & August
Writer’s Studio, writing critique group for all genres;
bring several pages to read to the group and get

Writer’s Studio, writing critique group for all genres;

QC Writers Social Mixer, the Midwest Writing

Center sponsors an event designed for writers to
spend time with each other, swap stories and tips, and
spread goodwill among their fellow writers; writers of
any genre, skill, or experience level are invited; free;
for information and to register, call 563-324-1410,
Bennigan’s, 226 17th St, Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org,
5:30pm Thu Jul 28

Writer’s Studio, writing critique group for all genres;
bring several pages to read to the group and get
feedback; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E 2nd St Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Aug 6

Writer’s Studio, writing critique group for all genres;
bring several pages to read to the group and get
feedback; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E 2nd St Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Aug 20

QC Writers Social Mixer, the Midwest Writing

Center sponsors an event designed for writers to
spend time with each other, swap stories and tips, and
spread goodwill among their fellow writers; writers of
any genre, skill, or experience level are invited; free;
for information and to register, call 563-324-1410,
Bennigan’s, 226 17th St, Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org,
5:30pm Thu Aug 25

Calls For Entry
Seeking Applicants: Great River Writers Retreat,

one person will be chosen to spend a week at the Benet
House Retreat Center in Rock Island September 3-9; for
information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E 2nd St Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org/
contests/writers-retreat, thru Wed Jun 15

Susan K. Collins Chapbook Contest Open for
Submissions, thru Sept. 30; one poetry chapbook will

be selected for publication; for information, call 563324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E 2nd St Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, thru Thu Wed Aug 31

THEATRE

Performances
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Now Playing
Sister Act, Tony-nominated musical comedy based

on the hit Whoopi Goldberg comedy, directed by Jim
Hesselman; Fri., Sat., & Wed. 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm
pre-show, 7:45pm show; Sun. 4-5pm buffet, 5:15pm
pre-show, 5:45pm show; Wed. matinee 11:45am-12:45pm
plated lunch, 1pm pre-show, 1:30pm show; $42.50-48;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2,
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave, Rock Island
IL, Circa21.com, Fri Jun 10 thru Sat Jul 2

Opening in June
Julie Andrews, one-woman performance with Jennifer
Riddle; free; for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com,
6:30pm Thu Jun 9

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, family musical based on

the beloved children’s movie, directed by Kevin Pieper;
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, Fri Jun 10 thru Sun Jun 19

The Tender Land, Genesius Guild and Opera @

Lil Wayne @ iWireless Center - June 10

Augustana present Aaron Copland’s opera about a
farm family in the Midwest; Sat. & Sun. 8pm; donations
encouraged, Lincoln Park, 11th Ave & 38th St, Rock Island
IL, Genesius.org, Sat Jun 11 thru Sun Jun 19

The Revenger’s Tragedy: Social-Media Preview,

the Prenzie Players’ production of Thomas Middleton’s
1606 Jacobean drama, directed by Matt Moody; for tickets
and information, call 563-484-4210 or e-mail tickets@
prenzieplayers.com, QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes
Ave, Davenport IA, PrenziePlayers.com, Thu Jun 16

Two Degrees, held in the museum balcony; a staged

reading of Tira Palmquist’s play in River Action’s and the
QC Theatre Workshop’s RiverStages Play Reading Series;
featuring a post-play chat on climate change and political
action; donations encouraged; for information, call 563322-2969, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th
St, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 7:30pm Fri Jun 17

The Revenger’s Tragedy, the Prenzie Players’

production of Thomas Middleton’s 1606 Jacobean
drama, directed by Matt Moody; Thu.-Sat. 8pm, Sun.
3pm; $15 Fri. & Sat. performances, $10 Sun. & Thu.
performances; for tickets and information, call 563484-4210 or e-mail tickets@prenzieplayers.com, QC
Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave, Davenport IA,
PrenziePlayers.com, Fri Jun 17 thru Sat Jun 25

Dad & Me, Don Faust’s original adult comedy about

an aging father moving in with his gay son; concessions
available; Fri. & Sat. 7pm, Sun. 3pm; $5; for information
and tickets, call 563-349-2675 or e-mail qcswede64@
aol.com, Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad
Cities, 2930 W Locust St, Davenport IA, MCCQC.com, Fri
Jun 17 thru Sun Jun 26

Lyle the Crocodile, family musical about a friendly

crocodile who turns up in a bathtub, directed by Andrea
Moore; scheduled performances on Tue., Thu., Fri., & Sat.;
$8.50/person, $7.50/person for groups of 12 or more; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa
’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
Circa21.com, Tue Jun 21 thru Sat Jul 23

Sounds & Sweet Airs, Shakespearean songs, scenes,

& soliloquies in a summertime concert sponsored by
Genesius Guild; donations encouraged, Lincoln Park,
11th Ave & 38th St, Rock Island IL, Genesius.org, 8pm Sat
Jun 25 thru Sun Jun 26

Opening in July
Menopause: The Musical, midlife-based musical riffs

on classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, directed by
Patty Bender; Fri., Sat., Wed., and July 7: 6-7pm buffet,
7:15pm pre-show, 7:45pm show; Sun. 4-5pm buffet,
5:15pm pre-show, 5:45pm show; Wed. matinee 11:45am12:45pm plated lunch, 1pm pre-show, 1:30pm show;
$42.50-48; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733
ext. 2, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave, Rock
Island IL, Circa21.com, Wed Jul 6 thru Sat Aug 27

Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-winning

fairytale musical, directed by Colleen Houlihan; 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, Fri Jul 8 thru Sun Jul 17

On Golden Pond, Ernest Thompson’s dramatic-

comedy inspiration for the Oscar-winning film, directed
by Jeff Ashcraft; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $13; for
tickets and information, call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters
Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave, Moline IL, Playcrafters.com,
Fri Jul 8 thru Sun Jul 17

The Marvelous Wonderettes, Countryside

Community Theatre presents the all-female musical
comedy of ’50s and ’60s pop hits, directed by Christina
Myatt; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; for information, call
563-285-6228, Village Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport
IA, CCTOnStage.org, Fri Jul 8 thru Sun Jul 17

Seven Against Thebes / Antigone, Genesius Guild’s

presentation of Aeschylus’ and Sophocles’ ancientGreek dramas; Sat. & Sun. 8pm; donations encouraged,
Lincoln Park, 11th Ave & 38th St, Rock Island IL, Genesius.
org, Sat Jul 9 thru Sun Jul 17

Much Ado About Nothing, Genesius Guild’s

presentation of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy; Sat. & Sun.
8pm; donations encouraged, Lincoln Park, 11th Ave & 38th
St, Rock Island IL, Genesius.org, Sat Jul 23 thru Sun Jul 31

Opening in August
The Birds, Genesius Guild’s presentation of

Aristophanes’ ancient-Greek satire, updated by Don
Wooten; 8pm; donations encouraged, Lincoln Park, 11th

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Ave & 38th St, Rock Island IL, Genesius.org, Fri Aug 5
thru Sun Aug 7

Children of Eden, composer Stephen Schwartz’s

beloved biblical musical, directed by Bill Marsoun;
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, Fri Aug 5 thru Sun Aug 14

Inheritors, Susan Glaspell’s free-speech drama set in a
Midwestern college town, directed by Aaron Randoph
III; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; “pay what it’s worth”
ticket pricing; for information, call 563-650-2396, QC
Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave, Davenport IA,
QCTheatreWorkshop.org, Fri Aug 19 thru Sun Aug 28

This Side Up, New Ground Theatre presents a new

play by Christopher Grassi about a 12-year-old and
his imaginary friend, directed by Chris Jansen and
Jordan Smith; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $15-18; for
information and tickets, call 563-326-7529 for visit the
company’s Facebook page, Village Theatre, 2113 E 11th
St, Davenport IA, NewGroundTheatre.org, Fri Aug 26
thru Sun Aug 28

Million Dollar Quartet, preview performance of Tonywinning musical about the famed recording session that
brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee
Lewis, and Carl Perkins; 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm pre-show,
7:45pm show; $42.50-48; for tickets and information, call
309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828
Third Ave, Rock Island IL, Circa21.com, Wed Aug 31

Outlying Areas
Now Playing
The Odd Couple, Neil Simon’s classic comedy of

warring roommates; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. & Wed. 3pm;
for tickets and information, call 563-242-6760, Clinton
Area Showboat Theatre, 311 Riverview Dr, Clinton IA,
ClintonShowboat.org, thru Sat Jun 11

Gypsy, legendary show-biz musical by Arthur Laurents,
Jule Styne, and Stephen Sondheim, directed by James

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Beaudry; Tue.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. & Wed. 2pm; $17-25;
for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035, Timber
Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL,
TimberLakePlayhouse.org, thru Sun Jun 12

2035, Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt.
Carroll IL, TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Thu Jun 16 thru
Sat Jun 25

The Book of Mormon, touring production of the

classic; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. & Wed. 3pm; for tickets
and information, call 563-242-6760, Clinton Area
Showboat Theatre, 311 Riverview Dr, Clinton IA,
ClintonShowboat.org, Thu Jun 16 thru Sun Jul 3

Tony-winning musical comedy by “South Park” creators
Trey Parker and Matt Stone; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, thru Sun Jun 12

Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Christopher

Durang’s Tony-winning dysfunctional-family comedy,
directed by Jennifer Kingry; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
2pm; $12; for tickets and information, call 309-9442244, Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, 600 Hk Robinson Dr,
Geneseo IL, RHPlayers.com, thru Sun Jun 12

Million Dollar Quartet, Tony-winning musical about

a recording session between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash,
Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm; Sun.,
Wed., & Thu. 2pm; $12-30; for information and tickets,
call 319-622-6262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave,
Amana IA, OldCreamery.com, thru Sun Jun 26

Opening in June
Now. Here. This., held in the Grandon Studio;

four-person musical about friends in a natural-history
museum; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $18-26; for
tickets and information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar
Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, TheatreCR.org, Fri
Jun 10 thru Sat Jun 11

South Pacific, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre presents a

CR Opera Young Artist Program Production of Rodgers
& Hammerstein’s legendary musical romance, directed
by Bill Fabris; for information and tickets, call 319-3657401 or e-mail jlschulte@cr-opera.org, Brucemore, 2160
Linden Dr SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CR-Opera.org, Thu Jun 16
thru Sun Jun 19

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100
Years, Tony-nominated two-woman drama adapted

from the non-fiction bestseller; Tue.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
2pm; $17-25; for tickets and information, call 815-244-

The Music Man, Meredith Willson’s musical-comedy

In the Heights, the City Circle Acting Company of

Coralville’s teen version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tonywinning musical; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $12-27;
for tickets and information, call 319-248-9369, Coralville
Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St, Coralville IA,
CityCircle.org, Fri Jun 17 thru Sun Jun 19

The Fantasticks, off-Broadway’s long-running

musical romance with book and lyrics by Tom Jones,
directed by Jim Brigman; $14-29; scheduled 2 & 7:30pm
performances Wed.-Sun.; for information and tickets,
call 815-879-5656, Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S
Main St, Princeton IL, Festival56.com, Fri Jun 17 thru
Sat Jun 25

Pericles, Prince of Tyre, William Shakespeare’s tale

of an epic journey presented in the Riverside in the
Park series, directed by Sam Osheroff; scheduled 7 &
8pm performances Tue.-Sun.; $27-39; for tickets and
information, call 319-338-7672, Riverside Theatre Festival
Stage, Lower City Park, Iowa City IA, RiversideTheatre.
org, Fri Jun 17 thru Thu Jul 7

The Emperor’s New Clothes, Hans Christian

Andersen’s classic tale in a family-play presentation;
scheduled 10am & 1pm performances; $10; for tickets
and information, call 319-622-6262, Old Creamery
Theatre, 39 38th Ave, Amana IA, OldCreamery.com, Sat
Jun 18 thru Sat Jul 2

The Fantasticks, off-Broadway’s long-running

musical romance with book and lyrics by Tom Jones,
directed by Jim Brigman; $14-29; scheduled 2 & 7:30pm
performances Wed.-Sun.; for information and tickets,
call 815-879-5656, Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S
Main St, Princeton IL, Festival56.com, Wed Jun 22

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The Fair Maid of the West, Thomas Heywood’s

adventure romp set during the Anglo-Spanish War,
presented in the Riverside in the Park series, directed by
Kevin Theis; scheduled 7 & 8pm performances Tue.-Sun.;
$27-39; for tickets and information, call 319-338-7672,
Riverside Theatre Festival Stage, Lower City Park, Iowa
City IA, RiversideTheatre.org, Fri Jun 24 thru Sun Jul 10

The Winter’s Tale, William Shakespeare’s pastoral

dramatic comedy, directed by Shannon Hill; Wed. & Sun.
7:30pm; free; for information, call 815-879-5656, Soldiers
& Sailors Park, Princeton IL, Festival56.com, Wed Jun 29
thru Sun Jul 24

Rock of Ages, Tony-nominated musical comedy with

an ’80s-hair-metal soundtrack; Tue.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
2pm; $17-25; for tickets and information, call 815-2442035, Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt.
Carroll IL, TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Thu Jun 30 thru
Sat Jul 9

Violet, Tony-nominated musical romance with a score

by Jeanine Tesori, directed by Tim Seib; $14-29; Thu.-Sat.
7:30pm, Wed. 2pm; for information and tickets, call 815879-5656, Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S Main St,
Princeton IL, Festival56.com, Thu Jun 30 thru Sat Jul 9

I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers, John

Logan’s one-woman comedy about Hollywood’s
first female power agent, starring Marquetta Senters;
$12-30; for information and tickets, call 319-622-6262,
Old Creamery Studio Theatre, 3023 220th Trail, Middle
Amana IA, OldCreamery.com, Thu Jun 30 thru Sun Jul
17

Opening in July
American Idiot, held in the auditorium; Tony-winning
rock musical adapted from the Green Day album; Fri.
& Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $26-36; for tickets and
information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids,
102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, TheatreCR.org, Fri Jul 1
thru Sat Jul 23

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Theatre / Performances /
Outlying Areas / Opening in July

School of Rock, a Magic Owl Children’s Theatre

presentation of the musical comedy based on the
Jack Black hit; Tue.-Sat. at 2pm (no Wed. perf.); $7; for
tickets and information, call 815-244-2035, Timber
Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL,
TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Tue Jul 5 thru Sat Jul 9

The Three Little Pigs, a Magic Owl Children’s Theatre

presentation of the beloved children’s story; Tue.-Sat. at
11am (no Wed. perf.); $7; for tickets and information, call
815-244-2035, Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak
Road, Mt. Carroll IL, TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Tue Jul 5
thru Sat Jul 9

Checkmate, Leslie Sands’ comedy whodunit, directed
by Joe DePauw; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $12; for
tickets and information, call 309-944-2244, Richmond
Hill Barn Theatre, 600 Hk Robinson Dr, Geneseo IL,
RHPlayers.com, Thu Jul 7 thru Sun Jul 17

South Pacific, Rodgers’ & Hammerstein’s Pulitzer

Prize-winning musical classic; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. &
Wed. 3pm; for tickets and information, call 563-2426760, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 311 Riverview
Dr, Clinton IA, ClintonShowboat.org, Fri Jul 8 thru Sat
Jul 16

Church Basement Ladies, musical comedy based on

Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson’s “Growing Up
Lutheran,” directed by Dawn Marek, Jan Cratsenberg,
and Donna Wall; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $18-19; for
tickets and information, call 319-462-4793, Starlighters II
Theatre, 200 E Main St, Anamosa IA, Starlighters.org, Fri
Jul 8 thru Sun Jul 17

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the
Forum, Tony-winning musical slapstick composed by

Stephen Sondheim; Tue.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $17-25;
for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035, Timber
Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL,
TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Thu Jul 14 thru Sat Jul 23

Guys & Dolls, Frank Loesser’s musical-comedy classic,
directed by Jennifer Hopkins; $14-29; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm,
Sun. & Wed. 2pm; for information and tickets, call 815879-5656, Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S Main St,
Princeton IL, Festival56.com, Fri Jul 15 thru Sat Jul 23

Grease, the beloved musical-comedy salute to high

school in the ’50s; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. & Wed. 3pm;
for tickets and information, call 563-242-6760, Clinton
Area Showboat Theatre, 311 Riverview Dr, Clinton IA,
ClintonShowboat.org, Thu Jul 21 thru Sun Jul 31

Buyer & Cellar, Jonathan Tolins’ one-man comedy

about Barbra Streisand’s basement shopping mall;
$12-30; for information and tickets, call 319-622-6262,
Old Creamery Studio Theatre, 3023 220th Trail, Middle
Amana IA, OldCreamery.com, Thu Jul 21 thru Sun Jul 31

Rock of Ages, a Nolte Academy production of the

Tony-nominated 80s-rock musical, directed by Chad
Larabee; Fri. & Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm; $18-25; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, Fri Jul 22 thru
Sun Jul 24

Brighton Beach Memoirs, Neil Simon’s Tony-winning
comedy memoir, directed by Derek Bertelsen; $14-29;
Wed.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 2pm; for information and
tickets, call 815-879-5656, Grace Performing Arts Center,
316 S Main St, Princeton IL, Festival56.com, Wed Jul 27
thru Sun Jul 31

Titanic, Tony-winning musical drama composed by

Maury Yeston; Tue.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $17-25; for
tickets and information, call 815-244-2035, Timber
Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL,
TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Thu Jul 28 thru Sat Aug 6

The Three Little Pigs, a Magic Owl Children’s Theatre

presentation of the beloved children’s story; Tue.-Sat. at
2pm (no Wed. perf.); $7; for tickets and information, call
815-244-2035, Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak
Road, Mt. Carroll IL, TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Tue Aug
2 thru Sat Aug 6

The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’ Tony-

winning family drama; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. & Wed.
3pm; for tickets and information, call 563-242-6760,
Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 311 Riverview Dr,

Rick Springfield @ iWireless Center - August 12
Clinton IA, ClintonShowboat.org, Thu Aug 4 thru Sat
Aug 13

Shear Madness, interactive mystery-comedy by Paul

Portner; $12-30; for information and tickets, call 319622-6262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave, Amana IA,
OldCreamery.com, Thu Aug 4 thru Sun Aug 28

appropriate for the radio (no profanities), and touch
upon an environmental theme; for information, call
563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E River Dr, Davenport IA,
RiverAction.org, Thu Jun 9 thru Mon Jun 13

Inheritors, seeking actor and crew submissions for

7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $17-25; for tickets and information,
call 815-244-2035, Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black
Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL, TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Thu
Aug 11 thru Sat Aug 20

director Aaron Randolph III’s production of the Susan
Glaspell drama running Aug. 19 Sept. 4, with rehearsals
starting mid-July; send resumes or lists of theatrical
experience and a photo to qctheatreworkshop@
gmail.com; for information, call 563-650-2396, QC
Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave, Davenport IA,
QCTheatreWorkshop.org, Thu Jun 9 thru Fri Jun 17

The Fantasticks, off-Broadway’s long-running musical

Deathtrap, auditions for Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated

Gaslight, Patrick Hamilton’s Victorian thriller; Tue.-Sat.

romance, directed by John Donald O’Shea; Thu.-Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $12; for tickets and information,
call 309-944-2244, Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, 600 Hk
Robinson Dr, Geneseo IL, RHPlayers.com, Thu Aug 11
thru Sun Aug 21

Honk Jr., family-themed version of the musical-comedy
fairytale performed by students ages 8 - 18, directed
by Richard Hall and Angie Ruley; Sat. 7pm, Sun. 2pm;
$5-7; for tickets and information, call 563-652-9815,
Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa
IA, OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com, Sat Aug 13 and Sun
Aug 14

The Flick, held in the Grandon Studio; Annie Baker’s

dramatic comedy set in a run-down movie theater;
Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $18-24; for tickets and
information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids,
102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, TheatreCR.org, Fri Aug 26
thru Sun Aug 28

Ole Plays Nursemaid – Dial 911!, the Creamery’s

sixth original Ole & Lena play about family, love,
and growing old together; $15-25; for tickets and
information, call 319-622-6262, Old Creamery Theatre,
39 38th Ave, Amana IA, OldCreamery.com, 2pm Wed
Aug 31

Auditions & Calls For Entry
Seeking Submissions: RiverPlay Podcast Project,

seeking a series of eight 3-minute radio plays set in local
natural places that River Action and WVIK will produce
as a podcast; selected radio plays will be rehearsed
and recorded during June and July with local actors
and then posted to WVIK’s new environmental website
TallgrassQC.org, where the plays will be available to
the public for download by July 21; selected writers will
receive $50 stipends for their work; plays should: be
set in a local natural space—a park or “wild place,” be
no more than 3 minutes (or about 3 pages) in length,
include roles for no more than three actors, include only
“practical” sound effects (effects that can be produced
by the performers within the recording studio), be

comedy thriller, directed by Patti Flaherty (running
September 9 - 18); be prepared to read from the script;
Sat. 2pm, Sun. 4pm; for information, call 309-762-0330,
Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave, Moline IL,
Playcrafters.com, Sat Jun 25 thru Sun Jun 26

Stocking Stuffers, auditions for the play of short,

comedic, holiday-themed vignettes, directed by Jacque
Cohoon (running November 11 - 20); be prepared to
read from the script; Sat. & Sun. 5pm; for information, call
309-762-0330, Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave,
Moline IL, Playcrafters.com, Sat Jun 25 thru Sun Jun 26

Deathtrap, auditions for Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated

comedy thriller, directed by Basilio Light, running Sept.
30 - Oct. 9; be prepared to read from the script; for
information, call 319-462-4793, Starlighters II Theatre,
200 E Main St, Anamosa IA, Starlighters.org, 7pm Mon
Jul 18 thru Wed Jul 20

Dance

Performances
Variations 3, a program of contemporary and classical
ballet featuring Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and
highlights from “Le Corsaire,” presented by Ballet at
Nolte and Summer of the Arts; $14-24; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 7:30pm
Thu Jun 9

Cinderella, the 17th-annual dance concert presented
by Dancers’ Studio; $17-20; for tickets and information,
call 309-342-2299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St,
Galesburg IL, GalesburgOrpheum.org, 7pm Sat Jun 11

Classes, & Ongoing 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 Aug 31

Jerry Beauchamp Dance, $10/person; for information,
call 563-349-1805, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St,
Walcott IA, 7pm Fri Jun 10

Polka Club of Iowa Inc. Dance: Eddie Korosa,

Jr. & His Boys from Illinois (1pm), $10/person; for
information, call 563-285-5989, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E
Bryant St, Walcott IA, 1:30pm Sun Jun 12

Lost Country Dancers Dance, $7/person; for

information, call 309-764-9357, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E
Bryant St, Walcott IA, 7:30pm Fri Jun 24

Memories of Durant Polka Fest Revived, a

weekend of food and music; Friday - Jim Busta Band
from 7-10:30pm, $15/person; Saturday - 11am doors,
with performances by Gary & The Ridgeland Dutchmen,
Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen, and Lyle
Beaver & the Brass Notes; $30/weekend pass; for
information, contact Ron Alpen at 563-260-2651, Walcott
Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Walcott IA, WalcottColiseum.
com, Fri Jul 29 and Sat Jul 30

COMEDY
Scott & Rock Island Counties
June
The Blacklist, on Thursdays; improv and sketch

comedy with the area comedians; for information, call
563-676-9193, Theo’s Java Club, 213 17th St, Rock Island
IL, BlacklistComedy.com, 8:30pm thru Thu Jun 30

The Only Comedy Show in Town, on Thursdays;

standup and sketch comedy with host Andrew King; for
information, call 563-328-2929, Boozie’s Bar & Grille, 114
1/2 W Third St, Davenport IA, 8:30pm thru Thu Jun 30

Studio Series Friday, on Fridays; sketch comedy and

improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or free with
CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309-7861111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Fri Jun 10 thru Fri Jun
24

ComedySportz, Friday and Saturday; interactive

comedy with the area’s long-running improv troupe; $12;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-1111 or e-mail
Info@ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment, 220
19th St, Rock Island IL, ComedySportzQC.com, 7pm Fri
Jun 10 thru Sat Jun 25

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The Lunchbox Live, sketch-comedy show written

by local comedians Todd Willhite, Austin Black, Steve
Jennings, Anthony Natarelli, Ian Heaton, Benjamin
Graham, and Dana Moss-Peterson; $10-12; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Sat Jun 11

Studio Series Saturday, on Saturdays; sketch comedy

Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for

information, call 563-424-5506, Brew, 1104 Jersey Ridge
Rd., Davenport IA, Facebook.com/EastVillageCoffee,
10pm Sun Jul 3 thru Sun Jul 31

Comedy Open Mic, on Tuesdays; 7:30pm sign-up; for

information, call 563-355-0655, Harley Corin’s, 1708 State
St, Bettendorf IA, 8pm Tue Jul 5 thru Tue Jul 26

and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or free with
CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309-7861111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Sat Jun 11 thru Sat
Jun 25

Comedy Open Mic Night, on Wednesdays; for

Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for

The Blacklist, on Thursdays; improv and sketch

information, call 563-424-5506, Brew, 1104 Jersey Ridge
Rd., Davenport IA, Facebook.com/EastVillageCoffee,
10pm Sun Jun 12 thru Sun Jun 26

Comedy Open Mic, on Tuesdays; 7:30pm sign-up; for

information, call 563-355-0655, Harley Corin’s, 1708 State
St, Bettendorf IA, 8pm Tue Jun 14 thru Tue Jun 28

Comedy Open Mic Night, on Wednesdays; for

information, call 309-781-9617, The Backroom
Comedy Theater, 1510 N Harrison St, Davenport IA,
BlacklistComedy.com, 7:30pm Wed Jun 15 thru Wed
Jun 29

The Speakeasy Laugh Hard, event featuring some
of the funniest stand up comedians from across the
Midwest performing in one location; $3; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri Jun 17

Chics with Bics, an all-female standup comedy show;

$10-12; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733
extension 2, The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave,
Rock Island IL, TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Sat Jun
18

The Blacklist’s Pub Crawl Comedy Tour, the

improv comedians bring their act on the road; $10-12;
for information, call 563-676-9193, Bent River Brewing
Company - Rock Island, 512 24th St, Rock Island IL,
BlacklistComedy.com, 8pm Sat Jun 18

July
Studio Series Friday, on Fridays; sketch comedy and

improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or free with
CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309-7861111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Fri Jul 1 thru Fri Jul 29

ComedySportz, Friday and Saturday; interactive

comedy with the area’s long-running improv troupe; $12;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-1111 or e-mail
Info@ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment, 220
19th St, Rock Island IL, ComedySportzQC.com, 7pm Fri
Jul 1 thru Sat Jul 30

Studio Series Saturday, on Saturdays; sketch comedy

and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or free with
CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309-7861111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Sat Jul 2 thru Sat Jul 30

information, call 309-781-9617, The Backroom
Comedy Theater, 1510 N Harrison St, Davenport IA,
BlacklistComedy.com, 7:30pm Wed Jul 6 thru Wed Jul
27
comedy with the area comedians; for information, call
563-676-9193, Theo’s Java Club, 213 17th St, Rock Island
IL, BlacklistComedy.com, 8:30pm Thu Jul 7 thru Thu
Jul 28

The Only Comedy Show in Town, on Thursdays;

standup and sketch comedy with host Andrew King;
for information, call 563-328-2929, Boozie’s Bar & Grille,
114 1/2 W Third St, Davenport IA, 8:30pm Thu Jul 7 thru
Thu Jul 28

The Blacklist’s Pub Crawl Comedy Tour, the

improv comedians bring their act on the road; $10-12;
for information, call 563-676-9193, Bent River Brewing
Company - Rock Island, 512 24th St, Rock Island IL,
BlacklistComedy.com, 8pm Sat Jul 9

The Lunchbox Live, sketch-comedy show written

by local comedians Todd Willhite, Austin Black, Steve
Jennings, Anthony Natarelli, Ian Heaton, Benjamin
Graham, and Dana Moss-Peterson; $10-12; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Sat Jul 9

Chics with Bics, a nerd-themed stand-up comedy

show hosted by Nikki Gillette and Joshua Kahn; $10-12;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2,
The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Sat Jul 23

Jim Gaffigan, nationally touring comedian performs

in his “Fully Dressed” stand-up tour; 7 & 9:30pm; $44.7555.75; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E
Third St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, Sun Jul 24

The Speakeasy Laugh Hard, event featuring some
of the funniest stand up comedians from across the
Midwest performing in one location; $3; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri Jul 29

August
Comedy Open Mic, on Tuesdays; 7:30pm sign-up,

8:30pm hot mic; for information, call 563-355-0655,
Harley Corin’s, 1708 State St, Bettendorf IA, 8pm Tue Aug
2 thru Tue Aug 30

Comedy Open Mic Night, on Wednesdays; for

information, call 309-781-9617, The Backroom
Comedy Theater, 1510 N Harrison St, Davenport IA,
BlacklistComedy.com, 7:30pm Wed Aug 3 thru Wed
Aug 31

The Blacklist, on Thursdays; improv and sketch

comedy with the area comedians; for information, call
563-676-9193, Theo’s Java Club, 213 17th St, Rock Island
IL, BlacklistComedy.com, 8:30pm Thu Aug 4 thru Thu
Aug 25

The Only Comedy Show in Town, on Thursdays;

standup and sketch comedy with host Andrew King; for
information, call 563-328-2929, Boozie’s Bar & Grille, 114
1/2 W Third St, Davenport IA, 8:30pm Thu Aug 4 thru
Thu Aug 25

Studio Series Friday, on Fridays; sketch comedy and

improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or free with
CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309-7861111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Fri Aug 5 thru Fri Aug
26

ComedySportz, Friday & Saturday; interactive comedy
with the area’s long-running improv troupe; $12; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-1111 or e-mail
Info@ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment, 220
19th St, Rock Island IL, ComedySportzQC.com, 7pm Fri
Aug 5 thru Sat Aug 27

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Challenge: Round
One, standup comedy competition; for tickets

and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Sat Aug 6

Studio Series Saturday, on Saturdays; sketch comedy
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or free with
CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309-7861111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Sat Aug 6 thru Sat
Aug 27

Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for

information, call 563-424-5506, Brew, 1104 Jersey Ridge
Rd., Davenport IA, Facebook.com/EastVillageCoffee,
10pm Sun Aug 7 thru Sun Aug 28

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Challenge: Round
Two, standup comedy competition; for tickets

and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Sat Aug 13

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Challenge: Finals,

results of the standup comedy competition; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Sat Aug 20

Outlying Areas
Paula Poundstone, an evening with the standup

comedienne, author, and TV star; $36.50-55; for tickets
and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 8pm Fri
Jun 10

Honeycombs of Comedy, on Mondays; $3-5; for

information, call 319-337-6464, Iowa City Yacht Club, 13
S Linn St, Iowa City IA, IowaCityYachtClub.org, 9pm Mon
Jun 13 thru Mon Aug 29

Comedy Open Mic, on Wednesdays; 6:30pm sign-up,
7:30pm performances; for information, call 319-363-

25

0606, Penguin’s Comedy Club, 208 2nd Ave SE, Cedar
Rapids IA, PenguinsComedyClub.com, 7:30pm Wed Jun
15 thru Wed Aug 31

Tied up in Knotts with Karen Knotts, Don Knotts’
daughter pays tribute to the comedian and “Andy
Griffith Show” star; $20; for information and tickets,
call 641-472-2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the
Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center,
Fairfield IA, FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Fri Jun 17

An Evening with Jeff Dunham, Iowa State Fair

grandstand event with the comedian and ventriloquist
on his “Perfectly Unbalanced Tour”; $32-52; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Iowa State Fairgrounds,
East 30th Street & East University Ave, Des Moines IA,
IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Thu Aug 18

MUSEUMS

Exhibits

Germans in the Old West, exhibit on how German

heritage influenced cowboy culture; Tue.-Sat. 10am4pm; free with $3-5 admission; for information, call
563-322-8844, German American Heritage Center, 712 W
2nd St, Davenport IA, GAHC.org, thru Sun Jul 17

Along the Gravel Road, the exhibition will feature a

series of 14 x 18 inches, vertical or horizontal, mini-quilts
that depict scenes of rural community; each quilt is made
by an individual quilter with a gravel road fabric running
through the quilt connecting each of the over 30 quilts;
Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; free with $3-5
admission; for information, call 563-322-8844, German
American Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
GAHC.org, thru Sun Aug 28

The Discovery of King Tut, a 14,800-square-foot

touring exhibition featuring nearly 1,000 reproductions
of treasures discovered in Tutankhamun’s Egyptian
tomb, audio tours based on Howard Carter’s diaries,
video documentaries, and extensive texts, and more; $819 w/ $7-8 museum admission, $5 add-on for screenings
of “Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs”; for information,
call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center,
1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, thru Wed
Aug 31

Ain’t Misbehavin’? The World of the Gangster, the

exhibit explores how Prohibition changed the landscape
of the country and gave rise to the gangster world
and their illegal activities; learn about bootleggers,
speakeasies, the jazz age, the FBI, and more; 9am-5pm
daily; for information, call 319-643-5301, Herbert Hoover
Presidential Library & Museum, 210 Parkside Dr, West
Branch IA, Hoover.Archives.gov, thru Thu Wed Aug 31

Millin’ Around: Cruising the Gateway Area’s
River Heritage, Saturdays thru Aug. 27; those who

pre-register will tour three Gateway area attractions:
Fulton and the Windmill; Clinton and the Sawmill; and
Camanche and the Eco-Center; free; for information, call
563-242-0343, Clinton Sawmill Museum, 2231 Grant St,
Clinton IA, TheSawmillMuseum.org/milling-around, 1pm
Sat Jul 9 thru Wed Aug 31

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MUSEUMS

Events
June

Family Museum Dollar Day, with support from the

Family Credit Union, the museum will offer $1 admission
on Mondays from 5-8pm; you must have the word of
the day to receive $1 admission; visit FamilyCU.com for
the word of the day; group bookings, theatre admission,
blockbuster exhibits, and services where added staff/
volunteers are necessary will incur applicable charges;
for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
5pm Mon Jun 13 thru Mon Jun 27

For Sale by Kids, a great opportunity for kids to sell

their handmade crafts or gently-used items, this market
takes place in the parking lot; families are required to
bring their own tables, chairs, and change; free to shop,
$15 per market spot; for information, call 563-344-4106,
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf
IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 8:30am Sat Jun 18

Quad Cities Museum Week: Family Museum,

thru June 25; all week long you can explore the
Family Museum galleries through a “choose your own
adventure” style tour; for information, call 563-344-4106,
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf
IA, FamilyMuseum.org, Sat Jun 18 thru Sat Jun 25

Touring the Wilderness of North America, Brian

“Fox” Ellis presents a program on Prince Maximilian
of Wied, sharing tales of his adventures and travels
with artist Karl Bodmer through the American West;
for information, call 563-322-8844, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, GAHC.org,
2pm Sun Jun 19

July & August
Family Museum Dollar Day, on Mondays; with

support from the Family Credit Union, the museum will
offer $1 admission on Mondays from 5-8pm; you must
have the word of the day to receive $1 admission; visit
FamilyCU.com for the word of the day; group bookings,
theatre admission, blockbuster exhibits, and services
where added staff/volunteers are necessary will incur
applicable charges; for information, call 563-344-4106,
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf
IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 5pm Mon Jul 4 thru Mon Jul 25

German American Heritage Center Bus Trip to
Barrington Hills, travel to the Sanfilippo Estate Place

de la Musique, a private home featuring the world’s
largest restored theater pipe organ, 30 dance organs
and calliopes, Tiffany chandeliers, art glass, a rideable
European salon carousel, an 1881 Grant locomotive
steam engine, an 1880 Pullman passenger car, and more;
also with a two-hour concert performance, a luncheon,
and more; bus departs and returns to the church; $125;
for information and to register, call 563-322-8844,
First Presbyterian Church of Davenport, 1702 Iowa St,
Davenport IA, GAHC.org, 8am Sat Jul 9

Family Date Night: Family Movie Night, join us in

Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf
IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 5pm Fri Aug 26

Kids Against Hunger Food Packing Event, the

museum and Kids Against Hunger will supply the food
and packing supplies, and all you need to do is volunteer
your time and energy; for information, call 563-344-4106,
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf
IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 10am Sat Aug 27

MOVIES
Scott & Rock Island Counties
June
Halloweenapalooza 2016, accepting submissions

of short and feature films for the seventh-annual
horror film festival and celebration, to be held Oct.
1 at the Hotel Ottumwa; for information, e-mail
halloweenapalooza@gmail.com, Halloweenapalooza.
prescribedfilms.com, thru Thu Jun 30

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, an Egyptian

edu-documentary on the giant screen; for tickets and
showtimes, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum &
Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.
org, thru Thu Jun 30

Paddington, a family screening in the Summer Movie
Clubhouse series; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd
St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 10am
Thu Jun 9

Wife, Doctor, Nurse, a screening of the 1937 Loretta

Young movie presented by the Classic Film Society;
$3 suggested donation; for information, call 391-3502,
Upham Theatre on the Marycrest Campus, 1607 W 12th
St, Davenport IA, 6:30pm Sat Jun 11

Ghostbusters (1984), a screening in the TCM Summer

Series; Sun. & Wed. 2 & 7pm; for information, call 563441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601
E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090,
Sun Jun 12 and Wed Jun 15

Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, a family

screening in the Summer Movie Clubhouse series; for
information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport
53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.
com/theatre-1090, 10am Mon Jun 13 thru Thu Jun 16

YA Movie, join us as we watch a newly released movie

about a teenage girl battle for her family and world
being invaded; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis
Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
5:30pm Tue Jun 14

Afternoon Classic Films, relax while Henry Fonda,

Audrey Hepburn, Rock Hudson, Katherine Hepburn, and
some of your all-time favorites deliver the glitter and grit
of yesteryear’s Hollywood; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
2pm Wed Jun 15

our courtyard for a family movie; title TBA; popcorn will
be provided; $7 for non-members; for information, call
563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus
Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 8pm Fri Jul 15

AAIC: Teatro Alla Scala, for information, call 563-441-

Family Museum Special Needs Night, an evening of

The Peanuts Movie, a family screening in the Summer

fun for families with special needs; we turn down some
loud exhibits, limit the crowd, and dim the lights a bit; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
5:30pm Fri Jul 22

Learning Campus Discovery Fair, family members

have a chance to learn and discover new things by
sampling a wide and varied selection of learning
opportunities through short 30 minute classes that
may include instruction on juggling, balloon creations,
water color painting, drawing, origami and much
more; classes and entertainment will be found at the
museum, Bettendorf Public Library, and Faye’s Field; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
9:30am Sat Aug 20

Family Date Night: Back to School Block Party,

join us for some dancing, games, popcorn, and fun; $7
for non-members; for information, call 563-344-4106,

0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E
53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 7pm
Thu Jun 16
Movie Clubhouse series; for information, call 563-4410242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601
E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090,
10am Mon Jun 20 thru Thu Jun 23

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Showtime at Silvis, enjoy the story of a notoriously

The Sandlot, a family screening in the Summer Movie

Willy Wonks & the Chocolate Factory, a screening

NT Live: The Audience 2016 Encore, screening of the

Pan, a family screening in the Summer Movie Clubhouse

Afternoon Classic Films, relax while Henry Fonda,

tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the
world at the 1988 Winter Olympics; for information, call
309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 1:30pm Sat Jun 25
in the TCM Summer Series; Sun. & Wed. 2 & 7pm; for
information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport
53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.
com/theatre-1090, Sun Jun 26 and Wed Jun 29
series; for information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport
IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 10am Mon Jun 27 thru
Thu Jun 30

Rifftrax Live: MST3K Reunion, a Satellite of Love-fest
as Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett
celebrate 10 years of RiffTrax in a night of riffing and
comedy with most of the original “Mystery Science
Theater 3000” stars; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd
St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 7pm Tue
Jun 28

L’Elisir d’Amore: Met Summer Encore, for

information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport
53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.
com/theatre-1090, 7pm Wed Jun 29

July
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, an Egyptian

edu-documentary on the giant screen; for tickets and
showtimes, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum &
Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.
org, Fri Jul 1 thru Sun Jul 31

Halloweenapalooza 2016, accepting submissions

of short and feature films for the seventh-annual
horror film festival and celebration, to be held Oct.
1 at the Hotel Ottumwa; for information, e-mail
halloweenapalooza@gmail.com, Halloweenapalooza.
prescribedfilms.com, Fri Jul 1 thru Sun Jul 31

Home, a family screening in the Summer Movie

Clubhouse series; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St,
Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 10am Mon
Jul 4 thru Thu Jul 7

YA Movie, get creeped out by a film adaptation of a

book adaptation of a classic Jane Austen novel… and
zombies; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public
Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 5:30pm Tue
Jul 5

Breathe, an Independent Movie Night screening with

a discussion afterward; in French with English subtitles
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Jul 7

You Were Meant for Me, a screening of the 1948

Jeanne Crain movie presented by the Classic Film
Society; $3 suggested donation; for information, call 3913502, Upham Theatre on the Marycrest Campus, 1607 W
12th St, Davenport IA, 6:30pm Sat Jul 9

The Boxtrolls, a family screening in the Summer Movie
Clubhouse series; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St,
Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 10am Mon
Jul 11 thru Thu Jul 14

Rifftrax Live: MST3K Reunion, a Satellite of Love-fest

screening of the Tony-winning comedy with James
Corden; for information, call 563-441-0242, Rave
Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St,
Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 7pm Tue
Jun 21

as Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett
celebrate 10 years of RiffTrax in a night of riffing and
comedy with most of the original “Mystery Science
Theater 3000” stars; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd
St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 7:30pm
Tue Jul 12

Tosca: Met Summer Encore, for information, call 563-

La Boheme: Met Summer Encore, for information,

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors 2016 Encore, a

441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601
E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090,
7pm Wed Jun 22

DCI 2016 Tour Premiere, for information, call 563-

441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601
E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090,
7:30pm Thu Jun 23

call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18
+ IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/
theatre-1090, 7pm Wed Jul 13

AAIC: Papal Basilicas of Rome, for information,

call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18
+ IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/
theatre-1090, 7pm Thu Jul 14

Clubhouse series; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St,
Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 10am Mon
Jul 18 thru Thu Jul 21
Tony-winning historical drama starring Helen Mirren; for
information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport
53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.
com/theatre-1090, 7pm Tue Jul 19
Audrey Hepburn, Rock Hudson, Katherine Hepburn, and
some of your all-time favorites deliver the glitter and grit
of yesteryear’s Hollywood; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
2pm Wed Jul 20

Cosi Fan Tutte: Met Summer Encore, for

information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport
53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.
com/theatre-1090, 7pm Wed Jul 20

Film Talk: There’s No Place Like Home: The Wizard
of Oz as a Tale of Migration, for information, call 563326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu Jul 21

Planet of the Apes (1968), a screening in the TCM

Summer Series; Sun. & Wed. 2 & 7pm; for information,
call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18
+ IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/
theatre-1090, Sun Jul 24 and Wed Jul 27

Norm of the North, a family screening in the Summer
Movie Clubhouse series; for information, call 563-4410242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601
E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090,
10am Mon Jul 25 thru Thu Jul 28

Showtime at Silvis, raised by wolves, a young

man-cub embarks on a journey of self-discovery while
attempting to flee the jungle from the threat of a
man-hating tiger; for information, call 309-755-3393,
Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
1:30pm Sat Jul 30

August
Shaun the Sheep Movie, a family screening in the

Summer Movie Clubhouse series; for information,
call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18
+ IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/
theatre-1090, 10am Mon Aug 1 thru Thu Aug 4

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, an Egyptian

edu-documentary on the giant screen; for tickets and
showtimes, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum &
Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.
org, Mon Aug 1 thru Wed Aug 31

Halloweenapalooza 2016, accepting submissions

of short and feature films for the seventh-annual
horror film festival and celebration, to be held Oct.
1 at the Hotel Ottumwa; for information, e-mail
halloweenapalooza@gmail.com, Halloweenapalooza.
prescribedfilms.com, Mon Aug 1 thru Sat Aug 20

Second Coming, an Independent Movie Night

screening with a discussion afterward; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Aug 4

The Bowery, a screening of the 1933 Wallace Beery

movie presented by the Classic Film Society; $3
suggested donation; for information, call 391-3502,
Upham Theatre on the Marycrest Campus, 1607 W 12th
St, Davenport IA, 6:30pm Sat Aug 6

Max, a family screening in the Summer Movie

Clubhouse series; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St,
Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 10am Mon
Aug 8 thru Thu Aug 11

Film Talk with John Fricke: Over the Rainbow!,

the preeminent Oz and Judy Garland historian shares
the back story of its creation: the eighteen months it
took to plan and produce; the original, fortunatelyforsaken casting ideas and early scripts; the bizarre and
abandoned initial make-up and costume concepts; the
deleted scenes and songs; free with $4-7 admission; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225

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W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu
Aug 11

The Wizard of Oz, the preeminent Oz and Judy

and shorten; free, University of Iowa Pentacrest,
University of Iowa, Iowa City IA, SummerOfTheArts.org,
Sat Jun 11

Garland historian John Fricke will host a rare 35mm film
presentation of this classic motion picture; $3/person
or $10 family pack (max. 5 people); for information, call
563-326-8555, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport
IA, AdlerTheatre.com, Sat Aug 13

Picture of Dorian Gray, a screening of one of

National Lampoon’s Animal House, a screening

Malcolm X, screenings in the Throwback Thursdays

in the TCM Summer Series; Sun. & Wed. 2 & 7pm; for
information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport
53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.
com/theatre-1090, Sun Aug 14 and Wed Aug 17

Afternoon Classic Films, relax while Henry Fonda,

Audrey Hepburn, Rock Hudson, Katherine Hepburn, and
some of your all-time favorites deliver the glitter and grit
of yesteryear’s Hollywood; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
2pm Wed Aug 17

Glenn Brown’s favorite films in the Artist’s Choice
Film Series; for information, call 515-277-4405, Des
Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA,
DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 1:30pm Sun Jun 12
series at 2 & 7pm; free; for information, call 309-3422299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St, Galesburg IL,
GalesburgOrpheum.org, Thu Jun 16

Minions, family screening in the Cedar Rapids Bank &

Trust Movies on the Riverbank; family activities at 7pm,
movie starts at dusk; free; for information, call 319-3621729, McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids
IA, McGrathAmphitheatre.com, 7pm Sat Jun 18

Rent, a screening of the film hit in Summer of the Arts’

the 35 year car racing career of a famous actor, showcasing
his racing life as both a prolific driver and owner; for
information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 1:30pm Sat Aug 27

2016 Free Movie Series; bring your blankets and lawn
chairs to relax under the stars; there will also be some
special entertainment approximately one hour prior to
many of the featured movies; the films begin at sundown
so the start time varies as the days lengthen and shorten;
free, University of Iowa Pentacrest, University of Iowa,
Iowa City IA, SummerOfTheArts.org, Sat Jun 18

The King & I, a screening in the TCM Summer Series;

Space Jam, screenings in the Throwback Thursdays

Showtime at Silvis, enjoy a documentary chronicling

Sun. & Wed. 2 & 7pm; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St,
Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, Sun Aug 28
thru Wed Aug 31

Outlying Areas
June
Zoolander, a screening of the film hit in Summer of the
Arts’ 2016 Free Movie Series; bring your blankets and
lawn chairs to relax under the stars; there will also be
some special entertainment approximately one hour
prior to many of the featured movies; the films begin at
sundown so the start time varies as the days lengthen

series at 2 & 7pm; free; for information, call 309-3422299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St, Galesburg IL,
GalesburgOrpheum.org, Thu Jun 23

The Wedding Singer, a screening of the film hit

in Summer of the Arts’ 2016 Free Movie Series; bring
your blankets and lawn chairs to relax under the
stars; there will also be some special entertainment
approximately one hour prior to many of the featured
movies; the films begin at sundown so the start time
varies as the days lengthen and shorten; free, University
of Iowa Pentacrest, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, Sat Jun 25

Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, screenings in
the Throwback Thursdays series at 2 & 7pm; free; for

information, call 309-342-2299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S
Kellogg St, Galesburg IL, GalesburgOrpheum.org, Thu
Jun 30

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be some special entertainment approximately one hour
prior to many of the featured movies; the films begin at
sundown so the start time varies as the days lengthen
and shorten; free, University of Iowa Pentacrest,
University of Iowa, Iowa City IA, SummerOfTheArts.org,
Sat Jul 16

Labyrinth, screenings in the Throwback Thursdays

The Land Before Time, screenings in the Throwback

The Princess Bride, a Summer on the Hill screening on

Stomp the Yard, a screening of the film hit in Summer

series at 2 & 7pm; free; for information, call 309-3422299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St, Galesburg IL,
GalesburgOrpheum.org, Thu Jul 7
the Art Center lawn beginning at dusk; bring lawn chairs,
blankets, and refreshments; free; for information, call
515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave,
Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, Thu Jul 7

Rocky, a screening of the film hit in Summer of the Arts’

2016 Free Movie Series; bring your blankets and lawn
chairs to relax under the stars; there will also be some
special entertainment approximately one hour prior to
many of the featured movies; the films begin at sundown
so the start time varies as the days lengthen and shorten;
free, University of Iowa Pentacrest, University of Iowa,
Iowa City IA, SummerOfTheArts.org, Sat Jul 9

2001: A Space Odyssey, a screening of one of

Glenn Brown’s favorite films in the Artist’s Choice
Film Series; for information, call 515-277-4405, Des
Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA,
DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 1:30pm Sun Jul 10

The Sound of Music, screenings in the Throwback

Thursdays series at 2 & 7pm; free; for information,
call 309-342-2299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St,
Galesburg IL, GalesburgOrpheum.org, Thu Jul 14

Inside Out, family screening in the Cedar Rapids Bank

& Trust Movies on the Riverbank; family activities at 7pm,
movie starts at dusk; free; for information, call 319-3621729, McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids
IA, McGrathAmphitheatre.com, 7pm Sat Jul 16

Sixteen Candles, a screening of the film hit in Summer
of the Arts’ 2016 Free Movie Series; bring your blankets
and lawn chairs to relax under the stars; there will also

Thursdays series at 2 & 7pm; free; for information,
call 309-342-2299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St,
Galesburg IL, GalesburgOrpheum.org, Thu Jul 21

of the Arts’ 2016 Free Movie Series; bring your blankets
and lawn chairs to relax under the stars; there will also
be some special entertainment approximately one hour
prior to many of the featured movies; the films begin at
sundown so the start time varies as the days lengthen
and shorten; free, University of Iowa Pentacrest,
University of Iowa, Iowa City IA, SummerOfTheArts.org,
Sat Jul 23

The Lady Vanishes, screenings in the Throwback

Thursdays series at 2 & 7pm; free; for information,
call 309-342-2299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St,
Galesburg IL, GalesburgOrpheum.org, Thu Jul 28

Howl’s Moving Castle, a screening of the film hit

in Summer of the Arts’ 2016 Free Movie Series; bring
your blankets and lawn chairs to relax under the
stars; there will also be some special entertainment
approximately one hour prior to many of the featured
movies; the films begin at sundown so the start time
varies as the days lengthen and shorten; free, University
of Iowa Pentacrest, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, Sat Jul 30

August
Roman Holiday, a Summer on the Hill screening on

the Art Center lawn beginning at dusk; bring lawn chairs,
blankets, and refreshments; free; for information, call
515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave,
Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, Thu Aug 4

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August

The Martian, a screening of the film hit in Summer of

the Arts’ 2016 Free Movie Series; bring your blankets
and lawn chairs to relax under the stars; there will also
be some special entertainment approximately one hour
prior to many of the featured movies; the films begin at
sundown so the start time varies as the days lengthen
and shorten; free, University of Iowa Pentacrest,
University of Iowa, Iowa City IA, SummerOfTheArts.org,
Sat Aug 6

Batman, screenings in the Throwback Thursdays

series at 2 & 7pm; free; for information, call 309-3422299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St, Galesburg IL,
GalesburgOrpheum.org, Thu Aug 11

Inside Out, a screening of the film hit in Summer of the
Arts’ 2016 Free Movie Series; bring your blankets and
lawn chairs to relax under the stars; there will also be
some special entertainment approximately one hour
prior to many of the featured movies; the films begin at
sundown so the start time varies as the days lengthen
and shorten; free, University of Iowa Pentacrest,
University of Iowa, Iowa City IA, SummerOfTheArts.org,
Sat Aug 13

Zootopia, family screening in the Cedar Rapids Bank &

Trust Movies on the Riverbank; family activities at 7pm,
movie starts at dusk; free; for information, call 319-3621729, McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids
IA, McGrathAmphitheatre.com, 7pm Sat Aug 13

The Mirror, a screening of one of Glenn Brown’s

favorite films in the Artist’s Choice Film Series; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, 1:30pm Sun Aug 14

Big, screenings in the Throwback Thursdays series
at 2 & 7pm; free; for information, call 309-342-2299,
Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St, Galesburg IL,
GalesburgOrpheum.org, Thu Aug 18

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a screening of the

film hit in Summer of the Arts’ 2016 Free Movie Series;
bring your blankets and lawn chairs to relax under the
stars; there will also be some special entertainment
approximately one hour prior to many of the featured
movies; the films begin at sundown so the start time
varies as the days lengthen and shorten; free, University
of Iowa Pentacrest, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, Sat Aug 20

Clueless, screenings in the Throwback Thursdays

series at 2 & 7pm; free; for information, call 309-3422299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St, Galesburg IL,
GalesburgOrpheum.org, Thu Aug 25

SPORTS
June
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Beloit Snappers,

minor-league baseball; $6-12; for tickets and
information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu Jun 9

Black Hawk College Golf Outing, a four-person

scramble golf event in which the money raised go
toward scholarships and emergency funds for Black
Hawk College students through the BHC Foundation
as well as student-athlete and team resources through
the BHC Athletics Department; 1pm tee time; dinner
and reception will immediately follow the end of the
tournament; $75/person, $250/4-person team; for
information, call 309-796-5051, Fyre Lake Golf Club, 1057
Fairway Ln., Sherrard IL, Foundation.BHC.edu, 1pm Fri
Jun 10

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Wisconsin Timber
Rattlers, minor-league baseball; 7pm; $6-12; for tickets
and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, Mon Jun 13 thru Wed Jun 15

Disc Golf Clinic, learn about the game of disc golf

and then learn the techniques of the game from local
disc golf pro David Casas; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning

Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am
Tue Jun 14

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Cedar Rapids
Kernels, minor-league baseball; Thu. & Fri. 7pm, Sat.

6pm, Sun. 1:15pm; $6-12; for tickets and information, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, Thu Jun 16
thru Sun Jun 19

“Swing into Education” Scholarship Golf
Tournament, 16th-annual event awarding matching-

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Sun. 1:15pm; $6-12; for tickets and information, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, Fri Aug 19
thru Sun Aug 21

Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer Village, 18817 290th
St, Long Grove IA, ScottCountyIowa.com/conservation,
1pm Sun Jun 12

Quad City Rollers Double-Header, 10th-season

and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as
a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Gunchie’s, 2905
Telegraph Rd, Davenport IA, FNFBarGame.net, 7pm Mon
Jun 13 thru Mon Jun 27

matches with the Quad Cities area’s all-female, allvolunteer flat-track roller derby league; 5pm doors, 6pm
matches; $10-12, ages 12 & under free; for information,
e-mail pr.marketing.qcr@gmail.com, Eldridge Skatepark,
400 16th Ave, Eldridge IA, Sat Aug 20

fund scholarships to students attending Augustana,
Black Hawk College, St. Ambrose University, Scott
Community College & Western Illinois University, QC
Campus; $85-100 registration; contact Kim at 855-4854445 or email Kim at kim.riley@qcunited.org., Duck
Creek Golf Course, 3000 E Locust, Davenport IA, Secure.
BlueOctane.net/forms/H4M7MNAWV5RO, 11am Fri
Jun 17

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Wisconsin Timber
Rattlers, minor-league baseball; Fri. & Mon. 7pm, Sat.

Urban Street Games, outdoor competitions

and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, Wed Aug 31

sponsored by Crossfit and the Daiquiri Factory; for
information, call 309-786-1016, The District of Rock
Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock Island IL,
DaiquiriFactory.com, Fri Jun 24 and Sat Jun 25

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Cedar Rapids
Kernels, minor-league baseball; 7pm; $6-12; for tickets
and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, Mon Jun 27

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Cedar Rapids
Kernels: Strike Out Hunger Game, minor-league

baseball; bring in non-perishable food items and
paper products to help Churches United’s 25 food
pantries; 7pm; $6-12; for tickets and information, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, Tue Jun 28

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Cedar Rapids
Kernels, minor-league baseball; 7pm; $6-12; for tickets
and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, Wed June 29 and Thu Jun 30

July
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Beloit Snappers,

minor-league baseball; 7pm; $6-12; for tickets and
information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, Mon Jul 4 thru Thu Jul 7

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Clinton
LunberKings, minor-league baseball; Fri. & Mon. 7pm,

Sat. 6pm, Sun. 5:15; $6-12; for tickets and information, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, Fri Jul 8

Disc Golf, enjoy a round with local disc golf pro David

Casas; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Middle
Park, Middle Rd., Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10am Tue Jul 12

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Dayton Dragons,

6pm, Sun. 1:15pm; $6-12; for tickets and information, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, Fri Aug 26
thru Mon Aug 29

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Kane County
Cougars, minor-league baseball; 7pm; $6-12; for tickets

OTHER EVENTS
Scott & Rock Island Counties
June
Moms Night Out, for information, e-mail info@

quadcitymomsblog.com, Rivermont Collegiate, 1821
Sunset Dr, Bettendorf IA, 7pm Thu Jun 9

Vander Veer Botanical Park History Walk, meet

at the Stone Fountain and take a stroll to learn more
about the park’s fascinating history and exciting
future; free; for information, call 563-328-7275, Vander
Veer Botanical Park, 215 W Central Park, Davenport IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks, 5:45pm Thu Jun 9

Miss Iowa 2016, Thursday and Friday preliminaries and
Saturday finals for the crowning of Miss Iowa and Miss
Iowa’s Outstanding Teen 2016; Thu. & Fri. $40, Sat. $50,
three-day pass $115; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler
Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com,
7pm Thu Jun 9 thru Sat Jun 11

Free Bingo, on Thursdays; win food prizes from the bar

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Burlington Bees,

minor-league baseball; Sat. 6pm, Sun. 1:15pm, Mon.
& Tue. 7pm; $6-12; for tickets and information, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, Sat Aug 6
thru Tue Aug 9

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Kane County
Cougars, minor-league baseball; Fri. 7pm, Sat. 6pm,

Party guests get first pick of the best items; featuring wine
and appetizers; $8-10, Old Moline Public Library, 504 17th
St, Moline IL, QCSO.org, 6pm Wed Jun 15

Quad Cities Food Hub’s Farm-to-Table Dinner,

dining event featuring culinary creations by local chefs
and live music, Quad Cities Food Hub Market Store, 421
W River Dr, Davenport IA, QCFoodHub.com, 6:30pm
Wed Jun 15

Tabletop Gaming: Games for Grown-ups, tabletop

games with a twist for classic grown-up gamers; join the
fun and meet some new people, play your favorite tabletop
games, and have the chance to learn a few new ones;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Wed Jun 15

Free Bingo, on Wednesdays; win food prizes from the

bar and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well
as a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Kavanaugh’s
Hilltop Tap, 1228 30th St, Rock Island IL, FNFBarGame.
net, 7pm Wed Jun 15 thru Wed Jun 29

Roadside Farmer’s Market, on Wednesdays; for

information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside Vineyards Winery
& Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL, CreeksideVineyards.
com, 3pm Wed Jun 15 thru Wed Jun 29

33rd Annual 2nd Fiddle Sale, annual rummage-sale
fundraiser for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra; Thu.
8am-6pm, Fri. 8am-1pm, Sat. 8am-noon, all items halfprice, Old Moline Public Library, 504 17th St, Moline IL,
QCSO.org, 8am Thu Jun 16 thru Sat Jun 18

Firefly Festival: Lights, Music, Wine, & ’Za, $10

England-style feast of lobster, corn on the cob, and more,
with a live auction and raffle; $75/person, $520/table
of eight; for information and tickets, call 563-445‐4264,
Rivermont Collegiate, 1821 Sunset Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfRotary.com/tickets, 5:30pm Sat Jun 11

Second Saturday in LeClaire, including Twilight

Sightseeing Cruises at 11am and 1pm, Downtown
LeClaire IA, VisitLeClaire.com/events.html, Sat Jun 11

Free Tours of Locks and Dam #15, tours at 10am &

August

33rd Annual 2nd Fiddle Sale Preview Party, Preview

10th Annual Bettendorf Rotary Lobsterfest, a New

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Bowling Green Hot
Rods, minor-league baseball; Sat. 6pm, Sun. 5:15pm,

league baseball; 7pm; $6-12; for tickets and information,
call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, Wed Jul
27 thru Fri Jul 29

and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as
a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Las Regias, 1231
Fifth Ave, Moline IL, FNFBarGame.net, 6pm Tue Jun 14
thru Tue Jun 28

Bee Happy Hour, say cheers to St. Ambrose; for

Silvis Public Library Grand Re-Opening, featuring a

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs, minor-

Free Bingo, on Tuesdays; win food prizes from the bar

and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as a
progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Steve’s Old Time
Tap, 223 17th St, Rock Island IL, FNFBarGame.net, 7pm
Thu Jun 9 thru Thu Jun 30

minor-league baseball; 7pm; $6-12; for tickets and
information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, Wed Jul 20 thru Fri Jul 22

Mon. 1pm; $6-12; for tickets and information, call 563324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, Sat Jul 23

Free Bingo, on Mondays; win food prizes from the bar

a ribbon-cutting and refreshments; for information, call
309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 10am Sat Jun 11

2pm on Saturdays and Sundays; participants must wear
shoes with enclosed toes and backs, tennis shoes are
preferred; for information and to reserve, call 309-7945338, Mississippi River Visitor Center, Arsenal Island,
Davenport IA, MissRiver.org, Sat Jun 11 thru Sun Jun 26

Car Show for Youth Programs, with awards from

Best of Show, Top 30, and the Elks Choice; all proceeds
provide support for our community youth programs;
with a $5 pancake breakfast, $5 lunch, music, a 50/50
raffle, door prizes, and more; for information, call 563370-0086 or e-mail lekundel@mchsi.com, Davenport
Elks Lodge #298, 4400 W Central Park Ave, Davenport IA,
8am Sun Jun 12

United Township High School Graduation
Ceremony, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL,
iwirelessCenter.com, Sun Jun 12

Walnut Grove Fair, celebrate farming in the 1920s-40s
with local FFA & 4-H groups including farm animals,
games, and music; admission is non-perishable items
for a local food bank; for information, call 563-328-3283,

information, contact Paige Nagle at 563-333-6285 or
NaglePaige@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University, 518 W
Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 5pm Thu Jun 16
includes 2 beverages and music by the Dirty Water Boys
(7-9pm); vineyard Tour available at 6pm; pizza delivered
at 7pm by Spinners (place your order by 3pm @ 309787-3000); for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 5pm Fri Jun 17

17th Annual QC Triathlon, the area’s annual

swimming, cycling, and running event; for information,
call 608-209-1054 or e-mail ericsarco@msn.com, West
Lake Park, 110th Ave, Davenport IA, 7am Sat Jun 18

2016 Quad Cities Juneteenth, annual community

celebration of the abolition of slavery, featuring live
music and dance, historical presentations, and more;
for information, call 563-322-7363, LeClaire Park, 400
Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport IA, UnitedNeighbors.com,
Sat Jun 18

Eagle View Group Sierra Club River Cleanup, at

the parking lot upstream of the Celebration Belle; bags,
gloves, and grabbers will be provided; for information,
call 563-332-5373 or e-mail gmn14@aol.com, Ben
Butterworth Memorial Parkway, 3000 River Dr, Moline IL,
10am Sat Jun 18

Night Sky Viewing with the Popular Astronomy
Club, meet in the parking lot for a tour of the summer
night sky; the moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Albireo
(blue & gold double star), La Superba (red super-giant
star), M13 and M92 (globular clusters in Hercules), and
Epsilon Lyrae (the Double-Double) will be visible; for
information, call 309-797-3120, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi
Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com,
8:30pm Sat Jun 18

St. Alban’s Trivia Night, tables of 8, $10/person;

bring your own food/beverages; with baked goods
for sale, door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle; 6pm doors; for

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information, call Michelle at 563-349-4542 or St. Alban’s
at 563-386-4087, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3510 West
Central Park Avenue, Davenport IA, 7pm Sat Jun 18

River Action’s Ride the River Annual Father’s Day
Ride, a bi-state tour of the Quad Cities along riverfront
bike trails, beginning at the Quad-City Times building;
adults $10-15; $5 for ages 16 and under; for information,
call 563-322-2969, Quad-City Times, 500 E 3rd St,
Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 7am Sun Jun 19

Wine & Wellness Series: Father’s Day Feelin’ Fine,

$30 includes one hour of fun yoga followed by lunch &
libations & a vineyard tour, plus a gift for dad; advanced
registration required; drop-in yoga only based on
availability ($12/person); for information, call 309-7879463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave,
Coal Valley IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, noon Sun Jun 19

Discover the Hidden Treasures of the Cedar
Valley Bus Trip, with destinations including the

Galleria de Paco Restaurant, the John Deere Tractor &
Engine Museum, the River Loop Public Market Coop &
Loop Café, the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum,
the Hansen Dairy Farm, and more; lunch and dinner
included in the price; for information and to register, call
309-794-0991, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave,
Rock Island IL, QCGardens.com, 6:30am Thu Jun 23

Quad City Air Show, annual weekend event featuring

aerial stunts, presentations, vendors, and more; for
information, call 563-322-7469, Davenport Municipal
Airport, 9010 North Harrison Street, Davenport IA,
QuadCityAirShow.com, 8am Sat Jun 25 and Sun Jun 26

2016 Hemmings Motor News Great Race Finish,

climax of the event in which more than 100 antique and
vintage automobiles from around the world battle for
$150,000 in prize money during the week-long time/
speed/distance rally, Downtown Moline, Moline IL,
GreatRace.com, Sun Jun 26

Blossoms at Butterworth, annual event at the Center

and the Deere-Wiman House; featuring a full slate of oldfashioned family fun set against a backdrop of beautifully
landscaped gardens; with the exception of concessions,
all activities and entertainment are free; for information,
call 309-743-2701, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street,
Moline IL, ButterworthCenter.com, noon Sun Jun 26

Des Moines Metro Opera Bus Trip: Falstaff, the bus

will leave from the parking lot between Faye’s Field and CVS
(also between 18th St and Learning Campus Drive) at 9am
and drive to Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, stopping
for lunch along the way; we will be at the Blank Performing
Arts Center in time for the pre-opera orientation, then
watch the performance of “Falstaff” at 2pm; $70 not
including food costs; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Sun Jun 26

July
First Friday in LeClaire, featuring fun food and

cocktail sampling at the Mississippi River Distilling Co.,
wine tasting at Wide River Winery, live music, restaurant
specials, and many shops open late, Downtown LeClaire
IA, VisitLeClaire.com, 5:30pm Fri Jul 1

Tour, Tuck, and Taste, $10 includes a vineyard tour, the
tradition of tucking vines, and a glass of wine; sunscreen,
hat, sunglasses, comfy shoes, and gloves encouraged
but not provided; for information, call 309-787-9463,
Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal
Valley IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sat Jul 2

Free Tours of Locks and Dam #15, tours at 10am &

2pm on Saturdays and Sundays; participants must wear
shoes with enclosed toes and backs, tennis shoes are
preferred; for information and to reserve, call 309-7945338, Mississippi River Visitor Center, Arsenal Island,
Davenport IA, MissRiver.org, Sat Jul 2 thru Sun Jul 31

Red, White, & Boom!, annual Fourth of July

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celebration over the Mississippi River, with live music,
children’s activities, a climactic fireworks display, and
more in Schwiebert Park and Modern Woodmen Park,
Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA,
DowntownDavenport.com, 6pm Sun Jul 3

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Kiss @ iWireless Center - August 5

Events

Adler Theatre and iWireless Center
June through August

L

ike many of you, when we’re suffering the ravages of a Quad
Cities winter, I can’t imagine what price I’d pay just for
five seconds of summer. Moline’s iWireless center, however,
actually has put a price tag on what five seconds of summer is
worth: $29.95. Or up to $79.95 if you want to really feel the heat.
For fans, though, even that is going to be a steal when
the Sydney, Australia-based hard rockers of 5 Seconds of
Summer land in Moline on July 29, their self-titled debut
album from 2014 having peaked at the number-one position
in 11 countries. Yet the band is also just one of a quintet of
exceptional music acts hitting the iWireless this summer, a
season rife with classic rock, hip-hop, and four legends who’ve
wanted to rock and roll all night four decades running.
June 10 brings with it a performance by rap and hip-hop
artist Lil Wayne, who famously received a recording contract
at the tender age of nine and now, at age 35, is a certified music
legend, having amassed four Grammy Awards, five Billboard
Music Awards, a staggering 26 BET Awards, and sales of
more than 100 million records worldwide. Performing with
guest O.T. Genesis, Lil Wayne’s iWireless engagement will
be followed by the June 28 booking of The Dave Matthews
Band, the chart-topping rock, funk, and jazz-fusion ensemble
with credits similarly overwhelming: six studio albums that
hit number one on Billboard’s charts, multi-platinum sales, a
Grammy (with 13 additional nominations), and a prestigious
NAACP Image Award.
As someone who, as a 10-year-old, had to hide the band’s
albums under his bed so his mom wouldn’t find them, I
couldn’t be more stoked about the Rock and Roll Hall of
Famers Kiss landing at the iWireless on August 5, bringing
with them their signature face paint, thrilling musicianship, and 40-plus years of heavy-metal history. And exactly
one week later, another rock icon arrives in Moline with the
August 12 concert by Rick Springfield, who appears on the
night’s bill alongside The Fixx and The Romantics, and who,

of course, is the chart-topping Australian Grammy winner
of “Jessie’s Girl” fame. (Apologies if that song is now stuck in
your head. It’s been in mine since I started typing this article.)
But if, from Moline, you travel across the Mississippi to
Davenport’s Adler Theatre, you’ll be treated to even more
music – along with pageantry, comedy, wizardry, and, um,
less-family-friendly wizardry in a summer season offering a
little something for everyone.
Some of that music will come courtesy of July 12’s Chris
Cornell concert, as the multiple Grammy-winning, Golden
Globe-nominated alt-rock singer/songwriter thrills Davenport
crowds with the talents honed from his stints with Soundgarden
and Audioslave that enabled him to land at number four on Hit
Parader’s list of “Heavy Metal’s All-Time Top 100 Vocalists.” But
there will also no doubt be music on hand with the performing
contestants of the 2016 Miss Iowa program (June 9 through 11),
which will, following Thursday and Friday preliminaries, see the
crowning of this year’s Miss Iowa and Miss Iowa’s Outstanding
Teen during the Saturday-night finals.
Family audiences will hear some of their all-time favorite
songs at the Adler on August 13, when historian John Fricke
hosts a rare 35-millimeter film presentation of The Wizard
of Oz in conjunction with the Figge Art Museum’s new The
Wonderful World of Oz exhibit. He may not be singing, but
he’ll likely be eliciting screams of laughter when Grammynominated Jim Gaffigan performs two July 24 stand-up
engagements in his “Fully Dressed” tour.
And speaking of fully dressed – or, rather, the exact opposite – those in the mood for some R-rated prestidigitation won’t
want to miss the Adler’s July 13 booking of Australian illusionists and comedians Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, who
will pull rabbits out of ... somewhere ... in the international touring sensation The Naked Magic Show. As the title suggests, this
cheeky evening promises enthralling “How’d they do that?!”
entertainment sans sleeves or pockets – though, as I understand
it, Tyler and Wayne do come equipped with magic wands.
For more on this summer’s lineups at Moline’s
iWireless Center and Davenport’s Adler Theatre, visit
iWirelessCenter.com and AdlerTheatre.com, and tickets
for both venues are available by calling (800)745-3000.
– Mike Schulz

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Greg Schmidt and Jeffrey Hill
Estes Construction

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Construct Services

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Green Star

Innovative Development Is Defining Downtown Living
Y&J

Properties LLC is not your traditional urban housing development
company. The partnership between Manisha Baheti, Joe Erenberger, Levi Ritchie and Tom Piehl officially began in 2011 when the team
started planning the historic rehabilitation of the iconic Peterson Paper
Building in Downtown Davenport. But the foundations of Y&J Properties
go back even further. Mrs. Baheti, whose husband Manoj, owns and operates Yash Technologies in East Moline, Illinois, met Mr. Erenberger back in
2007, when they were neighbors on Campbell’s Island in Hampton, Illinois.
Mr. Erenberger had operated the Downtown Central Perk coffee
house, as well as a used record and antique store, inside the historic Bayer
Building since 1999, long before such amenities and downtown living
became the norm in Davenport. Mr. Erenberger cut his teeth on rehabbing the Bayer building, complete with its five-story central atrium and
massive skylight, when he purchased it and incrementally improved the
apartments, commercial space and facade over the next several years.
That project gave him a taste of what was possible with the historical building stock that here-to-fore had gone largely undeveloped in
downtown Davenport.
Mr. Piehl was introduced to Mr. Erenberger when he was a Commercial
Loan Officer at a downtown Davenport bank. They shared a common
interest as residential property owners. Both had their own rental housing
investments throughout the Quad Cities, and Mr. Erenberger had built up
his own portfolio of houses and apartments beyond the Bayer Building.
Mr. Ritchie was also a Commercial Loan Officer with a locally owned bank
and he shared the same common interest in historical rehab projects and
investments. The three combined their talents and resources to form Insight
Management & Rentals LLC and today that entity owns and manages over
300 residential units with a majority located within 1 mile of the downtown.
The team proved effective and while Mr. Ritchie and Mr. Piehl managed
the day-to-day finances, banking partnerships, contractors, historical state
and federal tax credits, and tenant relations, it freed Mr. Erenberger up to
further develop his passion and talent for architectural design and innovative space planning inside existing historic structures. When the team
identified that historic tax credits were being under-utilized in downtown
Davenport, they approached the Bahetis as partners in a new venture that
became Y&J Properties LLC.
The Peterson Paper Building was their first historic tax-credit project
and Y&J Properties restored the iconic riverfront warehouse’s exterior
to its original look and converted the 30,000-square-foot, five-story
interior into hip, urban living spaces. The $2.8 million project created 23
market-rate lofts that rent from $850 to $2,300 per month for one- and
two-bedroom lofts. Amenities for this project included beautiful river

views, rooftop deck, onsite parking, proximity to bike/walking paths, and
a great location in the heart of the downtown for maximum enjoyment
to summer festivals and events.
The Peterson Bag & Paper Building was erected in 1907 which produced
paper bags, wrapping paper and flour sacks. At the time it was constructed, it was touted as a fireproof, reinforced concrete building. The
revolving door at the building entrance was a marvel of the era and is
among only a few of its type remaining in the Quad Cities.
From there, the team set their sights on the Halligan Coffee and
Bean Co. building at 4th and Iowa St., another 45,000-square-foot iconic
warehouse that sat at the foot of the warehouse housing development
projects Wisconsin-based Alexander Company had built up years prior.
A neighborhood had begun to form in that unfamiliar portion of downtown and the Halligan Coffee & Bean Co. building was the front door.
The coffee company was founded by Thomas Halligan, the son
of an Irish immigrant. The coffee company got its start in 1884 when
Milton Glaspell and Thomas Halligan founded Glaspell & Halligan, a retail
business. In time, it turned exclusively to wholesale trade, specializing in
roasting coffee and milling spices. In 1907, the company was reorganized
as Halligan Coffee Co., and the five-story brick building – that still stands
today – was completed.
By this time, Y&J had begun to forge strong relationships with contractors and sub-contractors, whose expertise and innovation was relied upon
to ensure these projects could overcomethe inevitable unknowns associated with renovating buildings over 100 years old. Not only were there
technical and construction challenges, but for these projects to pencil
out financially, the historic tax-credit guidelines had to be adhered to. Y&J
Properties LLC and their contractor partners’ ability to solve construction
problems while retaining historic accuracy is part of what led Y&J Properties to achieve HUD financing in 2015.
These critical partners for such projects include historian Marion
McGinnis’ consulting on the pedigree and background of each building,
engineers and architects at Shive-Hattery, Cullen Electric, Mechanical
Solutions by Nodurft, Construct Services and Green Star Construction, to
name a few.
After completing the Halligan Coffee Co. Lofts in May 2015, the building now boasts sweeping river views of the proverbial “river bend” and
has over 60 market-rate tenants.
Most recently, Y&J Properties LLC has taken on their largest project
to date, the Gordon-Van Tine building, formerly known as the Harbor
View property, located at Federal Street and River Drive on the
eastern-most edge of downtown Davenport. Much like the Peterson

Paper building, the Van Tine buildings have been a diamond in the
rough, off the radar for years of central planning efforts by the city and
downtown partnership.
The $30-million project has prompted Y&J Properties LLC to take on
their largest partner to date, Estes Construction, who in 2015 signed onto
the project as the general contractor.
The Gordon-Van Tine Company was established in 1907 as a subsidiary
of U.N. Roberts Company, a millwork manufacturer in Davenport. In 1916, it
produced its first entry into the pre-cut housing market with its Ready Cut
Homes catalog. By encouraging home buyers to personalize their orders
with the variety of upgrades offered, Gordon-Van Tine carved out its niche
as a respected manufacturer of pre-cut homes. Until 1932, Gordon-Van
Tine also supplied larger companies, notably Sears Roebuck & Co. and
Montgomery Ward with the building materials sold in its catalog. GordonVan Tine continued in business until after World War II when its owners sold
the company.
The sprawling former millwork warehouse is in the early stages of
development and construction-approval processes. Upon completion the
Gordon-Van Tine project will house 138 market-rate loft units, that boast
a roof-top pool, gardens, atrium skylight, as well as a handful of luxury
condos and commercial tenants, including Isabel Bloom.
Across the street at 736 Federal St. is the two-story brick building,
originally known as the Standard Oil Co. building. The interior of that
massive second-story, open-air warehouse space is the backdrop of
the group photo featured on the cover, and has several purposes being
currently considered.
Additionally, Y&J is now converting the top three stories of the
Bucktown Arts Warehouse at 2nd and Pershing into 16 loft apartments,
with the first floor remaining a commercial fine-arts space. Known for
over 40 years as the Riverbend Antiques buildings on the 400 block of
Brady St., Y&J is also working on completing the Hibernia Hall Lofts which
will include renovation of the four adjoining buildings that date back to
1862 into 20 loft-style apartments and commercial space in the heart
of downtown. And at the corner of Western and 3rd Streets, the newest
project, the Andresen Flats, built in 1910, is now leasing 25 fully restored
historic apartments, directly across the street from the YMCA.

How Can I Learn More About Living in Downtown Davenport?

When you are looking for your next loft or commercial space in
downtown Davenport call Ryan Dean Roberson at Insight Management
at 563-424-1310.

Portraits by Joshua Ford, Ford-Photo.com.

Chris Nodurft
Mechanical Solutions

Q&
A

with
the

builders

1) What are the top two
features of the new Van Tine
development project that
you are most excited about?
2) What are the top two
features that you think
people living at the Van
Tine building will be most
excited about?
3) What do you hear people
living in downtown Davenport
say they like the most about
downtown living?
4) What is the best-kept
secret about downtown
Davenport?
5) What is your favorite
summer activity in the
Quad Cities?

Ryan Dean Roberson
Insight Management

Lucas Pimlott
Insight Management

Cameron McCormick

1. I’m really excited to see the rooftop observation decks
and the five-story atrium space to be opened through
the center of the historic Harborview factory building.
2. They’ll love the rooftop pool on hot summer days; the
views, sun and breeze off the Mississippi River will
create an incredible environment. The living units will
be top of the line with so many amenities; the aforementioned pool and observation deck, onsite storage,
pet-friendly spaces and easy access to the river walk.
3. The Adler Theatre, the parks and trail along the river
front, all within walking distance from downtown.
4. Analog Arcade Bar! It’s old-school video games,
pinball and other games! Great place for a date
night so you can remember what it’s like to be a kid
without having the kids around.
5. River Bandits’ games! The stadium is beautiful, the
food is good, there’s lots for the kids to do, and, of
course, BASEBALL!

Greg Schmidt and Jeffrey Hill

1. The rooftop pool with the amazing view of the
Mississippi River and the great location with access

Levi Ritchie, Manisha Baheti, Joe Erenberger, Manoj Baheti, and Tom Piehl
Y&J Development Group

to both the East Village and downtown Davenport in
just minutes.
2. The rooftop pool and all of the amenities that will
be provided at Van Tine Lofts that are not typically
offered in other complexes in Davenport!
3. The access to great bars and restaurants, Modern
Woodmen Park and the Mississippi River.
4. Not much of a secret … but the great scenery and
environment at Modern Woodmen Park!
5. Anything outside … golf, boating, using all of the
great bike trails that we have in the Quad Cities region.

2. Large parking and rooftop deck/pool recreation area.
3. Access to the bike path, local breweries and
restaurants.
4. More business opportunities.
5. Walking along the riverfront with family.

Ryan Dean Roberson

Chris Schram

3. They like that everything is within walking distance
and the sense of community.
4. The farmers’ market.
5. Modern Woodmen Park and going to the
baseball games.

1. Rooftop pool and the new elevator to the roof.
2. Living near the riverfront paths and the rooftop pool.
3. Walking distance to our riverfront paths, parks
and cultural venues. Our tenants love the Figge Art
Museum and its Thursday night events.
4. Pho 9999, a Vietnamese restaurant that is only open
on the weekends inside the Oriental Food Store at
808 River Dr. and human foosball at The River’s Edge
indoor sports center across the street from Pho 9999.
5. The River Roots Live Music Festival in downtown
Davenport.

Troy & Tina Stender

Lucas Pimlott

1. A) To modernize a large, downtown historic building;
and B) providing remodeled locations for local
businesses.

1. The rooftop pool/patio and greenhouses.
2. The pool/patio and river view.
3. The large number of events and activities that are

always taking place.
4. The donuts from Tommy’s Café.
5. It is a tie between Floatzilla and River Roots/Ribfest.

Joe Erenberger

1. We are very excited about the 2,000-gallon saltwater aquarium that we are putting in the entryway
of the Gordon-Van Tine lofts. We are also looking
forward to seeing the five-story atrium with New
Orleans-style railings that is going to bring natural
light down the corridors of the building.
2. The 1-gigabit internet that is going to be available to
tenants. Also, energy efficiency is going to be a huge
selling point in marketing these apartments.
3. The many different activities, night life and festivals we
have in downtown, there is always something to do.
4. The people of Davenport are the best kept secret. We
have a wonderful, friendly, diverse community that
everybody can feel they are part of here.
5. The Bix Festival and River Roots are a couple of my
favorite events in the summer. But the farmers’
market is also a favorite regular spot to visit with
my family.

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Red, White, & Boom!, annual Fourth of July

celebration over the Mississippi River, with live music,
children’s activities, a climactic fireworks display, and
more in Schwiebert Park and Modern Woodmen Park,
Schwiebert Riverfront Park, between 17th & 20th Streets,
Rock Island IL, RIDistrict.com 6pm Sun Jul 3

Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, traditional

burlesque and vaudeville entertainment with the area
artists and emcee Joshua Kahn; sandwich baskets
and appetizers available for purchase; $16-18; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri Jul 15 and Sat Jul 16

Night Sky Viewing with the Popular Astronomy
Club, meet in the parking lot for a tour of the summer

309-751-9800, Downtown East Moline, East Moline IL,
FirecrackerRun.com, Mon Jul 4

night sky; the moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn,
along with M22, M13, and M92 (beautiful globular
clusters), will be visible; for information, call 309-7973120, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL,
PACAstronomy.50megs.com, 8:30pm Sat Jul 16

Free Bingo, on Mondays; win food prizes from the bar

Rivers Edge Homebrew Festiv-ale, event featuring

Genesis Firecracker Run, for information, call

and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as
a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Gunchie’s, 2905
Telegraph Rd, Davenport IA, FNFBarGame.net, 7pm Mon
Jul 4 thru Mon Jul 25

Free Bingo, on Tuesdays; win food prizes from the bar
and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as
a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Las Regias, 1231
Fifth Ave, Moline IL, FNFBarGame.net, 6pm Tue Jul 5
thru Tue Jul 26

Tabletop Gaming: Games for Grown-ups, tabletop

games with a twist for classic grown-up gamers; join
the fun and meet some new people, play your favorite
tabletop games, and have the chance to learn a few new
ones; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Wed Jul 6

Free Bingo, on Wednesdays; win food prizes from the

bar and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well
as a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Kavanaugh’s
Hilltop Tap, 1228 30th St, Rock Island IL, FNFBarGame.
net, 7pm Wed Jul 6 thru Wed Jul 27

Roadside Farmer’s Market, on Wednesdays;

for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 3pm Wed Jul 6 thru Wed Jul
27

Free Bingo, on Thursdays; win food prizes from the bar
and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as a
progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Steve’s Old Time
Tap, 223 17th St, Rock Island IL, FNFBarGame.net, 7pm
Thu Jul 7 thru Thu Jul 28

Second Saturday in LeClaire, including Twilight

Sightseeing Cruises at 11am and 1pm, Downtown
LeClaire IA, VisitLeClaire.com/events.html, Sat Jul 9

Third-Annual Princeton Garden Walk, Downtown

Princeton Iowa, Princeton IA, PrincetonIowa.us, Sat Jul 9

7th Annual Quad Cities Planet Comic & Arts
Convention, a favorite meeting ground for creators,

dealers, vendors, cosplay, and fans in the QC area;
with Q&A panels starting during the morning
hours, a costume contest for children & adults in the
afternoon, and the comedy of “Show Us Your Pokeballs”
immediately after the costume contest; for information,
visit the event’s Facebook page, Holiday Inn Hotel &
Conference Center - Rock Island, 1 Plaza Square, Rock
Island IL, 10am Sun Jul 10

Quad Cities Food Hub’s Farm-to-Table Dinner,

dining event featuring culinary creations by local chefs
and live music, Quad Cities Food Hub Market Store, 421
W River Dr, Davenport IA, QCFoodHub.com, 6:30pm
Wed Jul 13

Quad City Audubon Second Wednesday Birding,
destination TBA; for information, call 563-767-9616,
Marquette Street Landing, Davenport IA, 7am Wed Jul
13

The Naked Magic Show, touring production of the

world’s boldest and cheekiest R-rated, full-frontal
magic show; $29-79; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler
Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com,
7pm Wed Jul 13

Vander Veer Botanical Park History Walk, meet

at the Stone Fountain and take a stroll to learn more
about the park’s fascinating history and exciting
future; free; for information, call 563-328-7275, Vander
Veer Botanical Park, 215 W Central Park, Davenport IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks, 5:45pm Thu Jul 14

over a dozen homebrew clubs from around the Midwest
with over 50 different brews to sample; $20-25; for
information, call 309-793-1999, RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave,
Rock Island IL, RIBCO.com, 2pm Sat Jul 16

Second Annual QC MakeFest, a family-friendly

event designed to showcase learning and making in
the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and
mathematics; there will be demonstrations in robotics,
quadcopter/multirotor copters, virtual reality (VR),
3D printing, individuals displaying their projects and
vendors selling a variety of products, many of which
are personally made; for information, e-mail contact@
qccolab.com, Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E 3rd St,
Davenport IA, QCCoLab.com/qcmakefest, Sat Jul 16

St. Alban’s Trivia Night, tables of 8, $10/person;

bring your own food/beverages; with baked goods
for sale, door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle; 6pm doors; for
information, call Michelle at 563-349-4542 or St. Alban’s
at 563-386-4087, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3510 West
Central Park Avenue, Davenport IA, 7pm Sat Jul 16

Wine & Wellness Series: Essential Sunday, $40

includes one hour of gentle yoga , a three-tiered food
& wine pairing, & DoTerra Essential Oils Introduction &
sampler; advanced registration required; drop-in yoga
only based on availability ($12/person); for information,
call 309-787-9463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn,
7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL, CreeksideVineyards.com,
noon Sun Jul 17

Rock Island County Fair, annual outdoor festival with
carnival rides, games, live music, pageants, a demolition
derby, truck and tractor pulls, a talent show, vendors,
and more; $1-5 gate admission; for information, call
309-796-1620, Rock Island County Fairgrounds, 4200
Archer Dr, East Moline IL, RockIslandFair.org, Tue Jul 19
thru Sat Jul 23

Tabletop Gaming: Games for Grown-ups, tabletop
games with a twist for classic grown-up gamers; join
the fun and meet some new people, play your favorite
tabletop games, and have the chance to learn a few new
ones; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Wed Jul
20
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-

winning performers from across the Midwest; $10; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri Jul 22

Hike, Wine, & Dine with the Sherrard Academic
Foundation, held in support of the Sherrard

Community School District; includes a vineyard stroll,
food and wine pairings, and live music; advanced
registration required (online or mail- in by July
18); for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sat Jul 23

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a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Gunchie’s, 2905
Telegraph Rd, Davenport IA, FNFBarGame.net, 7pm Mon
Aug 1 thru Mon Aug 29

Mississippi Valley Fair, annual outdoor fair with

contests, games, pageants, food and crafts vendors,
and nightly grandstand concerts with Chris Janson,
Gary Allan, 3 Doors Down, Rascal Flatts, Alabama,
and Montgomery Gentry; $5-10 gate admission daily,
$50-55 Fun Cards (required for grandstand concerts);
for information, call 563-326-5338, Mississippi Valley
Fairgrounds, 2815 W Locust St, Davenport IA, MVFair.
com, Tue Aug 2 thru Sun Aug 7

Free Bingo, on Tuesdays; win food prizes from the bar
and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as
a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Las Regias, 1231
Fifth Ave, Moline IL, FNFBarGame.net, 6pm Tue Aug 2
thru Tue Aug 30

Tabletop Gaming: Games for Grown-ups, tabletop

games with a twist for classic grown-up gamers; join
the fun and meet some new people, play your favorite
tabletop games, and have the chance to learn a few new
ones; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Wed
Aug 3

and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as

sample wine at over 20 store locations while enjoying
live music throughout the Village (donation required)
and purchase your one-of-a-kind hand painted wine
glass; all proceeds benefit Gilda’s Club Quad Cities;
for information, call 563-326-7504, Village of East
Davenport, Davenport IA, GildasClubQC.org, 3pm Sat
Aug 20

Night Sky Viewing with the Popular Astronomy
Club, meet in the parking lot for a tour of the summer
night sky; Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, and the moon
should be visible; we’ll also look for the ET Cluster,
M22, M13, & M92 (beautiful globular clusters) and
Erakis (the Garnet Star); for information, call 309-7973120, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL,
PACAstronomy.50megs.com, 8pm Sat Aug 20

St. Alban’s Trivia Night, tables of 8, $10/person;

for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 3pm Wed Aug 3 thru Wed
Aug 31

Free Bingo, on Thursdays; win food prizes from the bar
and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as a
progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Steve’s Old Time
Tap, 223 17th St, Rock Island IL, FNFBarGame.net, 7pm
Thu Aug 4 thru Thu Aug 25

First Friday in LeClaire, featuring fun food and

cocktail sampling at the Mississippi River Distilling Co.,
wine tasting at Wide River Winery, live music, restaurant
specials, and many shops open late, Downtown LeClaire
IA, VisitLeClaire.com, 5:30pm Fri Aug 5

4th Annual Bags ’n’ Brews, taste local craft beer

while enjoying live music, silent auction, and raffle
items, and play in or cheer on our cornhole tournament;
cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place tournament
winners; all proceeds benefit Gilda’s Club Quad Cities; for
information, call 563-326-7504, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities,
1234 E River Dr, Davenport IA, GildasClubQC.org, 2:30pm
Sat Aug 6

Heartland British Auto Fest, Downtown LeClaire IA,
VisitLeClaire.com, Sat Aug 6

Free Tours of Locks and Dam #15, tours at 10am &

2pm on Saturdays and Sundays; participants must wear
shoes with enclosed toes and backs, tennis shoes are
preferred; for information and to reserve, call 309-7945338, Mississippi River Visitor Center, Arsenal Island,
Davenport IA, MissRiver.org, Sat Aug 6 thru Sun Aug 28

Vander Veer Botanical Park History Walk, meet

at the Stone Fountain and take a stroll to learn more
about the park’s fascinating history and exciting
future; free; for information, call 563-328-7275, Vander
Veer Botanical Park, 215 W Central Park, Davenport IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks, 5:45pm Thu Aug 11

Tour, Tuck, and Taste, $10 includes a vineyard tour,

Quad Cities Food Hub’s Farm-to-Table Dinner,

Free Bingo, on Mondays; win food prizes from the bar

7th Annual Village of East Davenport Wine Walk,

Roadside Farmer’s Market, on Wednesdays;

Quad-City Times Bix 7, covering seven miles, runners

August

winning performers from across the Midwest; $10; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri Aug 19

Pints for Preservation, an adults-only beer and wine

bar and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well
as a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Kavanaugh’s
Hilltop Tap, 1228 30th St, Rock Island IL, FNFBarGame.
net, 7pm Wed Aug 3 thru Wed Aug 31

nighttime event only for Niabi Zoo members; $4.25-8.25
general admission; for information, call 309-799-3482,
Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL, NiabiZoo.
com, Thu Jul 28
from around the world compete in the world-renowned
event; for information, call 563-359-9197, Downtown
Davenport IA, Bix7.com, 8am Sat Jul 30

Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-

Free Bingo, on Wednesdays; win food prizes from the

the tradition of tucking vines, and a glass of wine;
sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, comfy shoes, and gloves
encouraged but not provided; for information, call
309-787-9463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505
120th Ave, Coal Valley IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm
Sun Aug 14

Niabi Zoo Members Only Night, an exclusive

ones; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Wed
Aug 17

dining event featuring culinary creations by local chefs
and live music, Quad Cities Food Hub Market Store, 421
W River Dr, Davenport IA, QCFoodHub.com, 6:30pm
Wed Aug 17

Tabletop Gaming: Games for Grown-ups, tabletop
games with a twist for classic grown-up gamers; join
the fun and meet some new people, play your favorite
tabletop games, and have the chance to learn a few new

tasting event with all the proceeds going toward zoo
exhibits; $4.25-8.25 general admission; for information,
call 309-799-3482, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal
Valley IL, NiabiZoo.com, Sat Aug 20

bring your own food/beverages; with baked goods
for sale, door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle; 6pm doors; for
information, call Michelle at 563-349-4542 or St. Alban’s
at 563-386-4087, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3510 West
Central Park Avenue, Davenport IA, 7pm Sat Aug 20

Wine & Wellness Series: Trifecta, $30 includes

one hour of gentle yoga , wine, chocolate dipped
strawberries, & fruit; advanced registration required;
drop-in yoga only based on availability ($12/person);
for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, noon Sun Aug 21

Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, traditional

burlesque and vaudeville entertainment with the area
artists and emcee Joshua Kahn; sandwich baskets
and appetizers available for purchase; $16-18; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri Aug 26 and Sat
Aug 27

Vettes on the River, annual Corvette celebration,

LeClaire Levee, Downtown LeClaire IA, VisitLeClaire.com,
Sat Aug 27

Outlying Areas
June
Walking Tours of West Branch’s Historic
Downtown, on Thursdays; join a park ranger for a

walking tour of West Branch’s historic commercial
downtown; meet at the Visitor Center; participants are
invited to bring a photo, artifact, story, or memory that
illustrates how West Branch has changed; the walk will
last no more than an hour and cover about a third of a
mile, and conclude at the West Branch Heritage Museum
on Main Street; for information, call 319-643-2541,
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, off I-80 at exit 254,
West Branch IA, NPS.gov/heho, 5pm Thu Jun 9 thru Thu
Jun 30

BBQ to Support Mercer County 4-H, stop by for

grilled butterfly pork chop sandwich or hot dog meal
deals that include two sides, dessert, and drink; $5-8.50;
for information, call 309-756-9978, Aledo Fire Station,
202 NE 2nd St, Aledo IL, Web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs,
4pm Fri Jun 10

Grinnell College Summer Fest, a day-long celebration
of learning and discovery for curious minds of all ages
featuring Chicago’s Aloft Circus Arts; with lectures and
workshops by Grinnell College faculty, Science Center
of Iowa, Blank Park Zoo, Faulconer Gallery, Eulenspiegel
Puppets, and more; , Grinnell College, Grinnell IA, Grinnell.
edu/summerfest, 11am Sat Jun 11

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15th Annual Great Galena Balloon Race, a three-

day adventure with multiple balloon races, two night
glows, balloon rides, a helium balloon release, a classic
car show, live music, wine and beer sampling events, and
activities for the whole family; for information, call 800892-2269, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, 444 Eagle Ridge Dr,
Galena IL, EagleRidge.com, Fri Jun 17 thru Sun Jun 19

Timber Lake Playhouse Gala IX: An 80s Revival,
an evening of mingling with the actors, cocktails and
dinner, and bidding to benefit TLP; $76; for tickets
and information, call 815-244-2035, Lake Carroll
Clubhouse, 29-11 Ironwood Blvd., Lake Carroll IL,
TimberLakePlayhouse.org, 6pm Sat Jun 18

Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup, featuring delicious

food, live music from local artists and bands, BBQ
contests and award ceremony, family entertainment,
and more; $3; Thu.-Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. 11am-5pm; for
information, call 319-362-1729, McGrath Amphitheatre,
475 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, McGrathAmphitheatre.
com, 11am Thu Jun 23 thru Sun Jun 26

Canoe & Kayak Loan Weekend, for information, call

319-523- 8381, Louisa County Conservation Office, 12635
County Rd G56, Wapello IA, LouisaCountyConservation.
org, Fri Jun 24 and Sat Jun 25

Quad Cities Astronomical Society Open House,
beginning at dusk; view the skies through a 20-inch
telescope; for information, e-mail dhusna68@mchsi.
com, Jens-Wendt Observatory - Sherman Park, 2776
160th Ave, Calamus IA, QCAS.org, 6pm Sat Jun 25

July
Walking Tours of West Branch’s Historic
Downtown, on Thursdays; join a park ranger for a

walking tour of West Branch’s historic commercial
downtown; meet at the Visitor Center; participants are
invited to bring a photo, artifact, story, or memory that
illustrates how West Branch has changed; the walk will
last no more than an hour and cover about a third of a
mile, and conclude at the West Branch Heritage Museum
on Main Street; for information, call 319-643-2541,
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, off I-80 at exit

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254, West Branch IA, NPS.gov/heho, 5pm Thu Jul 7 thru
Thu Jul 28

East 30th Street & East University Ave, Des Moines IA,
IowaStateFair.org, Thu Aug 11 thru Sun Aug 21

Menke Observatory Star Party, beginning at

Tug Fest, annual tug-of-way over the Mississippi River,

sunset; St. Ambrose University opens its observatory
to the public for a night of stargazing; visitors may use
the observatory’s telescopes or bring their own; for
information, contact Robert Mitchell at MitchellRobertC@
sau.edu or 563-333-6141, Wapsi River Environmental
Center, 31555 52nd Ave, Dixon IL, SAU.edu, Sat Jul 9

Full Moon Paddle, for information, call 319-523- 8381,

Louisa County Conservation Office, 12635 County Rd G56,
Wapello IA, LouisaCountyConservation.org, Fri Jul 22

Canoe & Kayak Loan Weekend, for information, call

319-523- 8381, Louisa County Conservation Office, 12635
County Rd G56, Wapello IA, LouisaCountyConservation.
org, Fri Jul 22 and Sat Jul 23

QCBC RAGBRAI XLIV, the 44th annual Great Bicycle

Ride Across Iowa, ending in Muscatine, Iowa, RAGBRAI.
com, Sat Jul 23 thru Sat Jul 30

Quad Cities Astronomical Society Open House,
beginning at dusk; view the skies through a 20-inch
telescope; for information, e-mail dhusna68@mchsi.
com, Jens-Wendt Observatory - Sherman Park, 2776
160th Ave, Calamus IA, QCAS.org, 6pm Sat Jul 30

August
Glow Hike, for information, call 319-523- 8381, Louisa

County Conservation Office, 12635 County Rd G56,
Wapello IA, LouisaCountyConservation.org, Thu Aug 4

Herbert Hoover’s Hometown Days, annual West

Branch celebration; for information, call 319-643-2541.,
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, off I-80 at exit 254,
West Branch IA, NPS.gov/heho, Fri Aug 5 thru Sat Aug 6

Iowa State Fair, annual outdoor fair with contests,

games, rides, pageants, food and crafts vendors, and
nightly grandstand concerts; $4-8 gate admission
daily, extra admission fees for grandstand acts; for
information, call 515-262-3111, Iowa State Fairgrounds,

with celebrations held at the Port Byron and LeClaire
levees; for information, visit TugFest.com and TugFest.
org, Thu Aug 11 thru Sat Aug 13

Perseids Meteor Shower Viewing, for

information, call 319-523- 8381, Louisa County
Conservation Office, 12635 County Rd G56, Wapello IA,
LouisaCountyConservation.org, Fri Aug 12

Menke Observatory Star Party, beginning at

sunset; St. Ambrose University opens its observatory
to the public for a night of stargazing; visitors may
use the observatory’s telescopes or bring their
own; for information, contact Robert Mitchell at
MitchellRobertC@sau.edu or 563-333-6141, Wapsi River
Environmental Center, 31555 52nd Ave, Dixon IL, SAU.
edu, Sat Aug 13

Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull,

Iowa State Fair grandstand event; $10-25; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Iowa State Fairgrounds, East 30th Street
& East University Ave, Des Moines IA, IowaStateFair.org,
2pm Wed Aug 17

Rock the River, with live music by Stone Tattoo

and House Arrest beginning at 6pm on Friday, and
Electric Shock and Daylight Over on Saturday; camping
available, on-site food and drink vendors, and more,
Rock the River, 207 Washington St, Cleveland IL,
ClevelandIL.com, 5pm Fri Aug 19 and Sat Aug 20

National Park Service Birthday (Founders Day)
Program, featuring a special presentation on the

National Park Service; for information, call 563-873-3491
ext. 202, Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76,
Harpers Ferry IA, NPS.gov/efmo, 1pm Thu Aug 25

Iowa River Paddle, for information, call 319-523- 8381,

Louisa County Conservation Office, 12635 County Rd G56,
Wapello IA, LouisaCountyConservation.org, Sat Aug 27

Quad Cities Astronomical Society Open House,

beginning at dusk; view the skies through a 20-inch

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telescope; for information, e-mail dhusna68@mchsi.
com, Jens-Wendt Observatory - Sherman Park, 2776
160th Ave, Calamus IA, QCAS.org, 6pm Sat Aug 27

QCBC RAGBRAI XLIV, thru July 30; the 44th annual
Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, ending in Muscatine,
Iowa, RAGBRAI.com, Sat Jul 23 thru Sat Jul 30

LECTURES
June
Mississippi Photo Adventure, a Channel Cat Talk

hosted by River Action, with Heidi Brandt, Fine Art
Photography; learn photography tips from a local
photographer and artist; $13.50; for information, call
563-322-2969, Celebration Belle Landing, 2501 River Dr,
Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 9am Thu Jun 9

Patriots of the Prairies: John Brown’s
Underground Railroad on Brady Street, a Riverine
Walk hosted by River Action, with Karen Anderson,
Antoine LeClaire House; location: River Heritage Park
Gazebo on the Riverfront Trail in Davenport, IA; $6; for
information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E River
Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 9am Sat Jun 11

Exercise Your Mind Mondays - Learn a Bit of Tai
Chi, learn how to relax and focus your mind with a

short introduction to the Chinese art of Tai Chi from
local instructor John Hawry; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm
Mon Jun 13

Life Along the Mississippi River, monthly

presentation in which we will discover and celebrate
the Mississippi River and the countless ways it serves
as a lifeline to Mid-America; free w/ $2-6 admission; for
information, call 309-794-0991, Quad City Botanical
Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock Island IL, QCGardens.com,
6pm Tue Jun 14

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More Forest Fires, a Riverine Walk hosted by River

Lectures /
June

Action, with Eric Anderson, River Bend Wildland Trust;
location: Singing Bird Nature Center at Black Hawk
State Historic Site, 1510 46th Ave, Rock Island, IL; $6; for
information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E River
Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, Wed Jul 27 and Sat
Jul 30

To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of
Thomas Paine, free; for information, call 309-5242470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue Jun 14

August

The Lock & Dam System: History and Operations,

The Government Bridge, a Channel Cat Talk hosted

a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action, with Anthony
Heddlesten, Civil Environmental Engineer; learn about
the history of the local USACE office, regional locks and
dams, and their operation and engineering; $13.50;
for information, call 563-322-2969, Celebration Belle
Landing, 2501 River Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org,
9am Tue Jun 14 and Thu Jun 16

by River Action, with Bill Ashton, Ashton Engineering,
Inc.; learn about the 1872 iron bridge, original stone
piers, the 1894 bridge, designer Ralph Mojeski, and the
swing span and unique construction improvements;
$13.50; for information, call 563-322-2969, Celebration
Belle Landing, 2501 River Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.
org, 9am Tue Aug 2 and Thu Aug 4

A Closer Look at the Emerald Ash Borer, a Riverine

Recreation on the Hennepin, a Riverine Walk hosted

Walk hosted by River Action, with Chris Johnson,
arborist; location: Credit Island Lodge, 2301 W River Dr,
Davenport, IA; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969,
River Action, 822 E River Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.
org, Wed Jun 15 and Sat Jun 18

by River Action, with Tim Chambers (River Action), Dean
Mathias, and Barb and Randy Wlaskolich; location: the
parking lot on Big Island Road by Hennepin Lock 31,
Milan, IL; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969, River
Action, 822 E River Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org,
Wed Aug 3 and Sat Aug 6

Gardens in Art: French Impressionism, a volunteer
with the Senior Art Insight program at the Art Institute
of Chicago, art historian Carol Ehlers will use images
from the institute’s collection in her presentation;
refreshments following; free; for information, call 309743-2701, Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th Ave,
Moline IL, ButterworthCenter.com, 7pm Fri Jun 17

Life Along the Mississippi River, monthly

Here Come the Mummies @ RIBCO - July 8

The Costumes of Downton Abbey, art historian

Jeff Mishur will discuss costumes original to the period
covered by the landmark television series as well as
newly constructed garments designed to imitate
vintage dress; using photos of the costumes, Mishur
will place each costume into its appropriate historical
context and relate each to the acclaimed series;
refreshments following; free; for information, call 309743-2701, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline IL,
ButterworthCenter.com, 7pm Fri Jun 17

Don Wooten on the Opera “Falstaff”, as a preview

to the library’s June 26 bus trip to see the Des Moines
Metro Opera perform “Falstaff”, local humanities
scholar Don Wooten will talk about one of his all-time
favorite operas; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Jun 22

Exercise Your Mind Mondays - Try Yoga!, try a yoga

class taught by Tapas Yoga Shala; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
6pm Mon Jun 20

Asian Carp in the QC, a Channel Cat Talk hosted by

River Action, with Jeremiah Haas, biologist at Exelon
Generation; an up-to-date status report, control
strategies, and other general information about these
invasive fish species, along with their possible effects
on the Quad City area waters; $13.50; for information,
call 563-322-2969, Celebration Belle Landing, 2501 River
Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 9am Tue Jun 21 and
Thu Jun 23

Native Americans and the River, a Riverine Walk

hosted by River Action, with Larry Lockwood, Native
American Coalition of the Quad Cities; location: Dillon
Memorial Fountain at the intersection of River Drive
and Main Street, Davenport, IA; $6; for information, call
563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E River Dr, Davenport IA,
RiverAction.org, Wed Jun 22 and Sat Jun 25

Exercise Your Mind Mondays - Learn Belly
Dancing, the class will introduce you to a few moves

and include a small performance; wear comfortable
clothes; presented by Bez Lancial; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
6pm Mon Jun 27

TechKnow Help, learn & ask questions about a variety

of technology-related topics; each session will begin
with a short presentation followed by time where a
librarian will be available to answer questions help
troubleshoot devices; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Tue Jun 28

The I-74 Bridge: Past, Present, & Future, a Channel

Cat Talk hosted by River Action, with Doug Rick, Iowa
DOT; learn about the history of the existing I-74 bridges
and receive an update on the proposed replacement

bridges; $13.50; for information, call 563-322-2969,
Celebration Belle Landing, 2501 River Dr, Davenport IA,
RiverAction.org, 9am Tue Jun 28 and Thu Jun 30

Messy Fields Make Good Neighbors, a Riverine Walk
hosted by River Action, with Jennifer and Robb Ewoldt,
Farmers; location: the red machine shed at the Ewoldt
farm: 10386 130th St, Davenport, IA; $6; for information,
call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E River Dr, Davenport
IA, RiverAction.org, 6:30pm Wed Jun 29

July
Rock Island Rapids History Program, free; for

information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, noon Fri Jul 1

Messy Fields Make Good Neighbors, a Riverine

Walk hosted by River Action, with Jennifer and Robb
Ewoldt, Farmers; location: the red machine shed at
the Ewoldt farm: 10386 130th St, Davenport, IA; $6; for
information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E River
Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 9am Sat Jul 2

as a lifeline to Mid-America; free w/ $2-6 admission; for
information, call 309-794-0991, Quad City Botanical
Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock Island IL, QCGardens.com,
6pm Tue Jul 12

The History of Fort Armstrong and the Arsenal
Island, a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action,

with Gena Schantz, historian; discuss Arsenal Island’s
history and how it evolved from military outpost to a
major industrial complex; $13.50; for information, call
563-322-2969, Celebration Belle Landing, 2501 River Dr,
Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 9am Tue Jul 12 and Thu
Jul 14

River Confluence: Historical Importance,
Recreation Potentials, a Riverine Walk hosted by

River Action, with Dr. Norm Moline, Augustana College;
location: the parking lot on Big Island Rd by Hennepin
Lock 31, Milan, IL; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969,
River Action, 822 E River Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.
org, Wed Jul 13 and Sat Jul 16

Making the Mississippi Drinkable: Treating the
Mississippi from the Source to Your Tap, a Channel

to your garden and which are beneficial; free w/ $2-6
admission; for information, call 309-794-0991, Quad
City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock Island IL,
QCGardens.com, 6pm Tue Jul 5

Cat Talk hosted by River Action, with Brent Earley, Iowa
American Water; learn about what quality from its
Mississippi River source, treatment, and distribution
in the Quad Cities; $13.50; for information, call 563322-2969, Celebration Belle Landing, 2501 River Dr,
Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 9am Tue Jul 19 and Thu
Jul 21

Chaos on the River?, a Channel Cat Talk hosted by

The Story of the Great River Trail, a Riverine Walk

Gardening Guru Series: Identifying Insect Pests
and Beneficials, discover which insects are harmful

River Action, with Jack Tumbleson, US Coast Guard
Auxiliary; learn about safety and navigation on the
Mississippi River; $13.50; for information, call 563322-2969, Celebration Belle Landing, 2501 River Dr,
Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 9am Tue Jul 5 and Thu
Jul 7

Lost Grove Lake: A Historical and Ecological
Perspective, a Riverine Walk hosted by River Action,

with Chad Dolan, Iowa DNR, location: Old Red Barn
Boat Access Area, 24999 230th Ave, Eldridge, IA; $6; for
information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E River
Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, Wed Jul 6 and Sat
Jul 9

Kukuoka’s Magic Seed Balls, learn about a technique

for restorative land development from the countryside
to urban lots; the activity is for all ages from kindergarten
onward and includes teachings of Native American
agriculture and how to bring nature into cities; the balls
themselves are a complete garden in a golf ball sized
clay sphere; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Mon Jul 11

Life Along the Mississippi River, monthly

presentation in which we will discover and celebrate
the Mississippi River and the countless ways it serves

hosted by River Action, with Kathy Wine, River Action,
Location: the Celebration Belle parking lot, Milan, IL; $6;
for information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E
River Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, Wed Jul 20 and
Sat Jul 23

TechKnow Help, learn & ask questions about a variety

of technology-related topics; each session will begin
with a short presentation followed by time where a
librarian will be available to answer questions help
troubleshoot devices; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Tue Jul 26

Bix Beiderbecke and Louie Bellson: The Mighty
Two,, a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action,

with Josh Duffee, Bix Society; learn about the lives of
Beiderbecke and Bellson through recorded music,
historical stories and anecdotes, and their connections
to the Quad City area; $13.50; for information, call
563-322-2969, Celebration Belle Landing, 2501 River Dr,
Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 9am Tue Jul 26 and Thu
Jul 28

Owls, for information, call 319-523- 8381, Louisa County
Conservation Office, 12635 County Rd G56, Wapello IA,
LouisaCountyConservation.org, Tue Jul 26

presentation in which we will discover and celebrate
the Mississippi River and the countless ways it serves
as a lifeline to Mid-America; free w/ $2-6 admission; for
information, call 309-794-0991, Quad City Botanical
Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock Island IL, QCGardens.com,
6pm Tue Aug 9

Boats, Birds, Clams, and More!, a Channel Cat Talk

hosted by River Action, with Jon Duyvejonck, retired
USFWS; tales about Mississippi River navigation from
steamboats to barges, and a discussion about the fish
and wildlife found along the river and how they’re
managed; $13.50; for information, call 563-322-2969,
Celebration Belle Landing, 2501 River Dr, Davenport IA,
RiverAction.org, 9am Tue Aug 9 and Thu Aug 11

Deep Maps- Historic Geography of Pool 16 of the
Mississippi River, a Riverine Walk hosted by River

Action, with Dr. Reuben Heine, Augustana College;
location: north end of Lake Potter/Sunset Park, 18th Ave,
Rock Island, IL; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969,
River Action, 822 E River Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.
org, Wed Aug 10 and Sat Aug 13

Fast Pitch Softball History Program, free; for

information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, noon Fri
Aug 12

River Landscape Mosaic, a Channel Cat Talk

hosted by River Action, with Dr. Reuben Heine and Dr.
Norm Moline, Augustana College; study the channel
characteristics, riverfront uses, and environmental issues
in Pool 15 from Arsenal Island to Campbell’s Island;
$13.50; for information, call 563-322-2969, Celebration
Belle Landing, 2501 River Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.
org, 9am Tue Aug 16 and Thu Aug 18

Demo, Design, and Dash, a Riverine Walk hosted by

River Action, with Pat Bereskin, Bucktown Center for the
Arts; location: front door entry, Bucktown Center for the
Arts, 224 E 2nd St, Davenport, IA; $6; for information, call
563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E River Dr, Davenport IA,
RiverAction.org, Wed Aug 17 and Sat Aug 20

TechKnow Help, learn & ask questions about a variety

of technology-related topics; each session will begin
with a short presentation followed by time where a
librarian will be available to answer questions help
troubleshoot devices; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Tue Aug 23

Birding on the River, a Channel Cat Talk hosted by

River Action, with Dick Sayles, QC Audubon Society;
learn about birding the Mississippi River through the
seasons with special emphasis on summer birds; $13.50;
for information, call 563-322-2969, Celebration Belle
Landing, 2501 River Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org,
9am Tue Aug 23 and Thu Aug 25

Black Hawk’s Haunts: His Hunting Grounds,
Village, and Home Sites, a Riverine Walk hosted by

River Action, with Ferrel Anderson, QC Archeological
Society; location: West Parking lot Black Hawk State
Historic Site in Rock Island, IL; $6; for information, call
563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E River Dr, Davenport IA,
RiverAction.org, Wed Aug 24 and Sat Aug 27

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Mexican and Latina/o American Histories of the
Quad Cities, a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action,
with Dr. Araceli Masterson, Augustana College; this walk
will be offered in Spanish or with Spanish translation;
learn about the ways in which Latin American history,
and Mexican and Mexican-American history, are part
and parcel of the QCs; $13.50; for information, call
563-322-2969, Celebration Belle Landing, 2501 River Dr,
Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 9am Tue Aug 30

First Bridge, a Riverine Walk hosted by River Action,

with Dr. Curtis Roseman, University of Southern
California and Kathy Wine, River Action; $6; for
information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E River
Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 6:30pm Wed Aug 31

COURSES
June
DIY Terrarium Garden, make and take home your

own terrarium garden in a small glass container; you’ll
end up with a low-maintenance, easy-care way to enjoy
a little bit of the outdoors, indoors; for information
and to register, call 309-732-7341, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Jun 9

Divination, learn the basics of various forms of

divination such as pendulums, scrying, and runes; learn
about scrying and how it is done, and what the runes
represent and how to use them; after class, instructors
Jessica Jackson and Lindsey Prine will stick around
and do pendulum readings or runes readings for $5
each; $5 at the door; for information, call 309-737-6525,
Spellbound, 1700 2nd Ave, Suite 2, Rock Island IL,
SpellboundQC.com, 2pm Sat Jun 11

Professional Development: Managing Project
Communication, learn tools and approaches

an opening keynote by Dr. Karen Oberhauser and a
lunchtime keynote by Dr. Orley R. “Chip“ Taylor; $37.5075, Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E 3rd St, Davenport IA,
QCPollinatorcCnference.org, Thu Jun 23 thru Fri Jun 24

College Search 101, receive valuable how-to

information for conducting any high school student’s
college search; sessions will include tips for writing
admissions essays, navigating college academics
and getting the most out of campus tours, fine arts
or athletics at Augustana, details about the financial
aid process, and individual college search counseling
session for each family; $100 includes lodging, meals and
entertainment for the student and accompanying family
members; for information, call 309-794-7153 or e-mail
EricRowell@augustana.edu, Augustana College, Rock
Island IL, Augustana.edu, Fri Jun 24 thru Sat Jun 25

Deities of the Pantheons, this class will teach you

about the main deities of the Egyptians, Romans,
Grecians, Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists, Norse, and Celts;
Phoenix will teach you about the sacred symbols, colors,
names, and herbs of these deities and how to tell who is
trying to reach out to you; $5 at the door; for information,
call 309-737-6525, Spellbound, 1700 2nd Ave, Suite 2,
Rock Island IL, SpellboundQC.com, 11am Sat Jun 25

Professional Development: Servant Leadership,

the two-day workshop will develop leaders who
recognize the importance of serving while also leading;
$495; for information, contact Stacy Banfield at 563-3335720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center,
331 W 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am
Tue Jun 28 and Wed Jun 29

Rules of the Road, free; for information and to register,
call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 9:30am Wed Jun 29

July

for influencing outcomes, negotiating results and
managing conflicts; $695; for information, contact
Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU
Downtown Education Center, 331 W 3rd St, Suite # 140,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Tue Jun 14 and Wed
Jun 15

eBook Education, stop in for a quick lesson in how

Wills vs. Trust Seminar, this seminar will explain the

your own soaps, which tools work best, and fun twists
such as multi-colored soaps, holiday themes, or soaps
with objects inside; $5 at the door; for information, call
309-737-6525, Spellbound, 1700 2nd Ave, Suite 2, Rock
Island IL, SpellboundQC.com, 2pm Sat Jul 9

differences, and provide valuable information you need
to know before the preparation of your will or trust; free;
for information or to RSVP, call 563-391-6202, Runge
Mortuary & Crematory, 838 East Kimberly Rd., Davenport
IA, 2pm Wed Jun 15

Black Hawk College Discovery Day, in Building 1;

enjoy free food and kids activities and get registered
for fall classes; with Student Services staffers available
to answer questions on registering, filling out an online
application, completing financial-aid forms, résumé
writing, job searches, interest inventories, and career
goal planning; for information, call 309-796-5341 or
e-mail info@bhc.edu, Black Hawk College - Quad City
Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/go, 10am
Thu Jun 16

eBook Education, stop in for a quick lesson in how

to set up your account for the Catalog and learn a few
tips on eRead Illinois; for information, call 309-755-3393,
Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
6pm Fri Jun 17

Candles & Candle Color Magick, see what color

and scent combinations to use for which spells, how to
invoke specific deities and the five elements with candle
placements, and what candles work great for celebrating
common Pagan holidays; learn how to cleanse, anoint,
and energize your candles before and after spellwork
and rituals to ensure their magickal use for as long as you
have them; $5 at the door; for information, call 309-7376525, Spellbound, 1700 2nd Ave, Suite 2, Rock Island IL,
SpellboundQC.com, 11am Sat Jun 18

Professional Development: Straight Talk - Crucial
Conversations for Project Managers, this course

provides participants’ opportunity to gain skills required
to successfully communicate with others in difficult
project situations; $395; for information, contact
Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU
Downtown Education Center, 331 W 3rd St, Suite # 140,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Tue Jun 21

2nd Quad Cities Pollinator Conference, nearly

20 experts will speak about current pollinator issues,
challenges, and opportunities; morning tours to
pollinator habitat sites will be given on June 24; with

to set up your account for the Catalog and learn a few
tips on eRead Illinois; for information, call 309-755-3393,
Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
6pm Fri Jul 8

Soap Making, Sarah Malaise will teach how to create

Cut the Clutter and Get Organized, learn how to

restore order and declutter with speaker Claire Johnson,
senior organizer for Cut the Clutter Company; walk
away with some good tips for creating clean and simple
spaces by downsizing, decluttering, and reorganizing;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Jul 11

Gardening for Pollinators, for ages 12+; information
and resources to transform your garden into an oasis
for these essential creatures; $5-6; for information, call
563-328-7275, Vander Veer Conservatory, 215 W Central
Park, Davenport IA, CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks,
10am Mon Jul 11

Professional Development: Managing Project
Teams, this course focuses on the complex skills

required to work with people, including managing
project teams at the highest performance levels; $695;
for information, contact Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720
or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W
3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Thu
Jul 14 and Fri Jul 15

Health Careers Adventure Camp, students will

experience firsthand the opportunities and rewards of
health professions; $200-225; for information, contact
Emily Spesard at 563-333-5892 or SpesardEmilyA@sau.
edu, St. Ambrose Center for Health Sciences Education,
1320 W Lombard St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Mon
Jul 18 thru Fri Jul 22

Professional Development: Business Analysis
Essentials, the class focuses on methods of practice,

required skills and traditional and adaptive project
techniques; $395; for information, contact Stacy Banfield
at 563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown
Education Center, 331 W 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport
IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Mon Jul 18

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Professional Development: Strategic Leadership,
this workshop explores a very interactive process for
stepping back and planning strategically for the future
of your organization; $495; for information, contact
Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU
Downtown Education Center, 331 W 3rd St, Suite # 140,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Mon Jul 18 and Tue
Jul 19

Professional Development: Managing Project
Teams, this course focuses on the complex skills

required to work with people, including managing
project teams at the highest performance levels; $695;
for information, contact Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720
or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331
W 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Tue
Jul 19 and Wed Jul 20

Flower Arranging, learn how to display cut flowers

with style and impact with this free class led by a local
florist Michelle Mampre; for information and to register,
call 309-732-7341, Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
6pm Wed Jul 20

Stand Up Paddleboard Clinic, for information, call

319-523- 8381, Louisa County Conservation Office, 12635
County Rd G56, Wapello IA, LouisaCountyConservation.
org, Wed Jul 20

Die-Cutting Paper Class, learn how to use an

electronic cutting machine, such as a Cricut, see what
cartridges you can check out from the library, and learn
how to add your personal touch of creativity to cards,
scrapbook pages, signs, and more; for information
and to register, call 309-732-7369, Rock Island Public
Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Jul 21

Professional Development: Building Effective
Teams, this workshop will examine issues and develop

strategies for team building within your organization;
$495; for information, contact Stacy Banfield at 563-3335720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center,
331 W 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am
Thu Jul 21 and Fri Jul 22

Summer Institute on the Project Approach,

an institute for educators who are new to the
Project Approach or who would like to deepen their
understanding of it; for information, contact Sallee
Beneke at 563-333-6107 or benekesalleej@sau.edu,
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W Locust St,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu, Mon Jul 25 thru Fri Jul 29

Professional Development: PMP and CAPM Exam
Preparation, prepare to take the Project Management

Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) or
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
certification exams; $995; for information, contact Stacy
Banfield at 563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown
Education Center, 331 W 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA,
SAU.edu, 8:30am Tue Jul 26 thru Thu Jul 28

August Hunter Education, for information, call

319-523- 8381, Louisa County Conservation Office, 12635
County Rd G56, Wapello IA, LouisaCountyConservation.
org, Thu Jul 28 and Sat Jul 30

Build a Watershed, for information, call 319-523- 8381,
Louisa County Conservation Office, 12635 County Rd
G56, Wapello IA, LouisaCountyConservation.org, Thu
Jul 28

August
Visit St. Ambrose During Iowa Private College
Week, free; for information, contact Haley Best at 563-

333-5741 or BestHaleyM@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University,
518 W Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, Mon Aug 1

Professional Development: Leadership Through
People Skills, 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, contact Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720 or
pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W
3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8am Mon Aug
8 thru Fri Aug 12

eBook Education, stop in for a quick lesson in how

to set up your account for the Catalog and learn a few
tips on eRead Illinois; for information, call 309-755-3393,
Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
6pm Fri Aug 12

Professional Development: Generating Results
from Project Conflict, the session reviews conflict

situation analysis and provides participants with
decision making and conflict negotiation tools; $395; for
information, contact Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720 or
pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W
3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Wed
Aug 17

Professional Development: Negotiation
Management and Conflict to Collaboration, this

workshop will show the participant how to harness
conflict to find new, different, and better ways of
working; $495; for information, contact Stacy Banfield at
563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education
Center, 331 W 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu,
8:30am Thu Aug 18 and Fri Aug 19

Professional Development: Creative Project
Management, learn to salvage value from project

experiences and see paths to project success by
reframing project logic; $695; for information, contact
Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU
Downtown Education Center, 331 W 3rd St, Suite # 140,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Tue Aug 23 and Wed
Aug 24

Professional Development: Leadership
Essentials, this two-part session will cover the traits,

behaviors, and actions of a good leader by delving into
the theories of leadership and having the participants
assess their own leadership styles and traits; $695; for
information, contact Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720 or
pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W
3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Mon
Aug 29 and Tue Aug 30

MEETINGS
Weekly & Bi-Weekly
Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Thu. of the

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Church of Christ, 206 E Platt St, Maquoketa IA, 7pm thru
Thu Aug 25

Adult Children of Alcoholics, on Saturdays; a

meeting of the 12-step, 12-tradition program of men
and women who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise
dysfunctional homes; for information, contact Ralph at
563-355-4599 or Rcb77@mchsi.com, St. Paul Lutheran
Church - Davenport, 2136 Brady St, Davenport IA, 10am
Sat Jun 11 thru Sat Aug 27

House Church Meeting, on Saturdays; join the a

non-denominational, ecumenical, ecology-minded, allfaith group that supports one another, prays together,
helps one another, and helps the community; for
information, e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com
or e-fellowship@hotmail.com, or call 563-508-1852, Sat
Jun 11 thru Sat Aug 27

Centering Prayer, on Mondays; meeting consisting

of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at
563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Grace Lutheran
Church, 1140 E High St, Davenport IA, 6pm Mon Jun 13
thru Mon Aug 29

Centering Prayer, on Mondays; meeting consisting

of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at
563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church, 1506 Brown St, Bettendorf IA, 9am Mon
Jun 13 thru Mon Aug 29

Citizens to Reform Animal Control, on the second

and last Mon. of the month; review and discuss the
changing of animal-control laws with Cheryl Draeger;
for information, call 563-508-1852 or 563-676-8956,
or e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com or
e-fellowship@hotmail.com, Hy-Vee Market Grille - East
Kimberly, 1823 E Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA, noon Mon
Jun 13 thru Mon Aug 29

month; meeting consisting of experience, education,
and sharing, with time for educational enrichment in
the conceptual background to Centering Prayer, and
ending with experience-based sharing on the prayer
and its effects in daily life; for information, contact Dick
Jensen at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@gmail.com,
or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or pastor@
macqc.org, Holy Family Catholic Church, 1923 N Fillmore,
Davenport IA, 1:30pm thru Thu Aug 25

Citizens to Reform the Department of Human
Services, on the second and last Mon. of the month;

Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting

celebrate the club’s 60th anniversary of community
service; for information, contact Mike Laufenberg at
malaufenberg@mchsi.com, Genesis Medical Center,
Silvis, 855 Illini Dr, Silvis IL, Kiwanis.org, 6pm Mon Jun 13
thru Mon Aug 29

of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, St. Andrew Church, 333
W Lotte St, Blue Grass IA, 1pm thru Thu Aug 25

Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting

review and discuss the DHS with Cheryl Draeger;
for information, call 563-508-1852 or 563-676-8956,
or e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com or
e-fellowship@hotmail.com, Hy-Vee Market Grille - East
Kimberly, 1823 E Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA, noon Mon
Jun 13 thru Mon Aug 29

East Moline/Silvis Kiwanis Club, on Mondays; help

Women’s Bible Study Group, on Mondays; for

information, call 563-324-9560, Downtown Central Perk,
226 W 3rd St, Davenport IA, DowntownCentralPerk.com,
7pm Mon Jun 13 thru Mon Aug 29

of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at
563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, St. Paul Lutheran
Church - Davenport, 2136 Brady St, Davenport IA, 6pm
thru Thu Aug 25

Centering Prayer, on Mondays; weekly meeting

Independent Scholars Evening, on Thursdays; a

meeting consisting of experience, education, and
sharing, with time for educational enrichment in the
conceptual background to Centering Prayer, and ending
with experience-based sharing on the prayer and its
effects in daily life; for information, contact Dick Jensen
at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev.
Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.
org, Mercy Hospital, 500 E Market, Iowa City IA, 7pm Mon
Jun 13 thru Mon Aug 22

free-standing, public forum for the support of area
scholars and interested co-learners; refreshments
provided, cash bar available; free; for information, call
309-762-9202 or e-mail institutecht@gmail.com, Moline
Commercial Club, 1530 5th Ave, Moline IL, QCInstitute.
org, 7pm thru Thu Aug 25

Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting

of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at
563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Maquoketa United

dedicated to educational enrichment and the Christian
contemplative heritage, with experience-based sharing
on prayer and its effects in daily life; for information,
contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@
gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982,
Christ Episcopal Church - Burlington, 623 N 5th St,
Burlington IA, 5:15pm Mon Jun 13 thru Mon Jun 27

Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Mon. of the month;

Centering Prayer, on Tuesdays; meeting consisting

of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or

rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at
563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Grace Lutheran
Church, 1140 E High St, Davenport IA, noon Tue Jun 14
thru Tue Aug 30

Fireside Knitters, on Tuesdays; enjoy knitting and

crocheting by the fireside at this fun weekly event;
volunteers are there to help you learn how to knit, and
supplies are provided; all knitted items are donated
to local charities; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue Jun
14 thru Tue Jun 28

Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Tue. of the month;

meeting consisting of experience, education, and
sharing, with time for educational enrichment in the
conceptual background to Centering Prayer, and ending
with experience-based sharing on the prayer and its
effects in daily life; for information, contact Dick Jensen
at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev.
Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.
org, Jesus Christ Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1105
LaMetta Wynn Dr, Clinton IA, 3pm Tue Jun 14 thru Tue
Aug 23

Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Tue. of the month;

meeting consisting of experience, education, and
sharing, with time for educational enrichment in the
conceptual background to Centering Prayer, and ending
with experience-based sharing on the prayer and its
effects in daily life; for information, contact Dick Jensen
at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev.
Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.
org, Prairiewoods Franciscan Center, 120 E Boyson Rd,
Hiawatha IA, 5:30pm Tue Jun 14 thru Tue Aug 23

Adult Children of Alcoholics, on Wednesdays; a

meeting of the 12-step, 12-tradition program of men
and women who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise
dysfunctional homes; for information, contact Marcia
563-355-1162 or jensenyetta@gmail.com, St. Paul
Lutheran Church - Davenport, 2136 Brady St, Davenport
IA, 6pm Wed Jun 15 thru Wed Aug 30

Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting consisting

of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Christ the King Catholic
Church, 3205 60th St, Moline IL, 9am Wed Jun 15 thru
Wed Aug 31

Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting consisting
of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at
563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, St. Mary Monastery,
2200 88th Ave West, Rock Island IL, 1pm Wed Jun 15
thru Wed Aug 31

Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting consisting

of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Maquoketa Area Family
YMCA, 500 E Summit St, Maquoketa IA, 7:30am Wed Jun
15 thru Wed Aug 31

Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Wed. of the month;
meeting consisting of experience, education, and
sharing, with time for educational enrichment in the
conceptual background to Centering Prayer, and ending
with experience-based sharing on the prayer and its
effects in daily life; for information, contact Dick Jensen
at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev.
Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.
org, Maquoketa United Church of Christ, 206 E Platt St,
Maquoketa IA, 6:15pm Wed Jun 15 thru Wed Aug 24

Adult Children of Alcoholics, on Saturdays; a

meeting of the 12-step, 12-tradition program of men
and women who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise
dysfunctional homes; for information, contact Ralph at
563-355-4599 or Rcb77@mchsi.com, St. Paul Lutheran
Church - Davenport, 2136 Brady St, Davenport IA, 10am
Sat Jul 2 thru Sat Jul 30

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June
The Nature of Parallel Reality, a Quad Cities Institute
of Noetic Sciences meeting with a presentation by
Robert Dubiel; free; for information, contact Christine
at IONSQC@aol.com or 563-332-7259, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA, Noetic.org,
6pm Thu Jun 9

Bettendorf Public Library Board of Trustees
Meeting, free; for information, call 563-344-4175,

Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 4:30pm Thu Jun 9

Popular Astronomy Club Meeting, visitors and

prospective members welcome; for information, call
Wayland at 563-332-4032 or Alan at 309-797-3120, John Deere
Planetarium - Augustana College, 820 38th Street, Rock Island
IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com, 7pm Mon Jun 13

Friends of the Silvis Library Meeting, find out what
you can do to help this group and the library; free; for
information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Jun 14

LeClaire Chamber Networking, Blue Iguana, 201 N

Cody Rd, LeClaire IA, VisitLeClaire.com, noon Tue Jun 14

Rock Island County Democratic Women Meeting,
5pm social time, 5:30pm meeting; location TBD; for
information, contact Tammy R. Weikert at 309-781-7584,
5pm Wed Jun 15

Centering Prayer, meeting consisting of experience,

education, and sharing, with time for educational
enrichment in the conceptual background to Centering
Prayer, and ending with experience-based sharing on
the prayer and its effects in daily life; for information,
contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@
gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or
pastor@macqc.org, First Baptist Church of Iowa City, 500
N Clinton St, Iowa City IA, 8:45am Sat Jun 18

Mississippi Valley Country & Western Music
Association Dance, 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 Jun 20

Quad Cities Astronomical Society Membership
Meeting, location TBA; for information, e-mail

dhusna68@mchsi.com, QCAS.org, 6:30pm Mon Jun 20

QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group)
Meeting, with a special program/presentation on

Macintosh Applications or hardware, and an “Open
Forum” Q&A period where members help other
Macintosh users solve problems and improve their
computer skills; location TBA; $24/year membership,
guests welcome, QCMUG.org, 6:30pm Tue Jun 21

July
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 Jul 4

Quad Cities Astronomical Society Membership
Meeting, location TBA; for information, e-mail
dhusna68@mchsi.com, QCAS.org, 6:30pm Mon Jul 4

Downtown Davenport Neighborhood Watch
Meeting, for information, call 563-324-4705 or e-mail

ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com, Downtown Central
Perk, 226 W 3rd St, Davenport IA, Facebook.com/groups/
downtowndav, 4pm Wed Jul 6

Popular Astronomy Club Meeting, visitors and

prospective members welcome; for information, call
Wayland at 563-332-4032 or Alan at 309-797-3120, John
Deere Planetarium - Augustana College, 820 38th Street,
Rock Island IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com, 7pm Mon
Jul 11

Friends of the Silvis Library Meeting, find out what
you can do to help this group and the library; free; for
information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Jul 12

LeClaire Chamber Networking, Big Dave’s & Holly’s,
1204 N Cody Rd., LeClaire IA, VisitLeClaire.com, noon
Tue Jul 12

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang @ Quad City Music Guild - opens June 10

Theatre
Musicals

June through August

L

ooking at the lineup of stage musicals heading our way over
the next three months, I’m not sure anything more needs
to be said than this: The summer season will start with a Bang
(two of ’em, in fact), middle with the Marvelous, Funny, and
Titanic, and end with something truly Fantastic(ks).
Hmm. Re-reading that incredibly vague sentence just now,
maybe one or two more things need to be said.
Let’s begin with that pair of Bangs, and with the pair of
Chittys that precede it, as Quad City Music Guild and director
Kevin Pieper kick off our area’s summer-musical season with
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (June 10 through 19), the 2005 stage
adaptation of the adored family film about a down-on-his-luck
professor and his magical flying car. Magic of the fairytale
variety will be on hand when Music Guild and director Colleen
Houlihan tackle Into the Woods (July 8 through 17), Stephen
Sondheim’s Tony-winning modern classic that gives a loving
and cheeky salute to storybook figures such as Little Red
Riding Hood, Cinderella, and the Jack of beanstalk fame. And
Music Guild’s summertime docket wraps up with director Bill
Marsoun’s Children of Eden (August 5 through 14), composer
Stephen Schwartz’s beloved off-Broadway smash that explores
the Bible stories of the Garden of Eden and Noah’s Ark.
Another off-Broadway sensation closes our summer-musical
season when Geneseo’s Richmond Hill Barn Theatre and
director Jim Brigman present the romantic fable The Fantasticks (August 11 through 21), a tale of young love and warring
parents that stands as the world’s longest-running musical,
its original New York engagement lasting an astounding 42
years and 17,162 performances. Meanwhile, the Clinton Area
Showboat Theatre is offering a trio of much-loved musicals that
enjoyed a collective 5,688 performances during their debut
runs on the Great White Way: Meredith Willson’s saga of a
charlatan, a librarian, and 76 trombones titled The Music Man
(June 16 through July 3); Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Pulitzer
Prize- and Tony-winning wartime romance South Pacific (July
7 through 17); and the go-to destination for greased lightning
that is Grease (July 14 through 24).

Across the river in Mt. Carroll, the Timber Lake Playhouse
will serve up its own trifecta of highly regarded musical treats:
the Tony-nominated, ’80s-hair-metal celebration Rock of
Ages (June 30 through July 10); more summertime Sondheim
tunes – huzzah! – and toga-rific goofiness in A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the Forum (July 14 through 24); and
decidedly more dramatic material with the many passengers
and outstanding scenic design of the five-time Tony-winning
Titanic (July 28 through August 7). Those seeking equally
serious, albeit far less tragic, fare can also find it in Rock Island
with Genesius Guild’s and Opera @ Augustana’s Lincoln Park
presentation The Tender Land (June 11 through 19), composer Aaron Copland’s opera concerning a farm family in the
Midwest.
Moving from Eldridge to Davenport’s Village Theatre for
the summer, Countryside Community Theatre and director
Christina Myatt will deliver hip-shaking, toe-tapping, doo-wop
delights from the ’50s and ’60s in the all-female revue The
Marvelous Wonderettes (July 8 through 17). Ironically, at the
same time, Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse will be
presenting its own four-woman revue in director Patty Bender’s
Menopause: The Musical (July 6 through August 27) – because
what better season could there be for two hours of hot flashes?
(If you’re groaning at that gag, you will not be the ideal audience for this show.)
And with the theatre’s current, hit production of Sister Act
running through July 2, Circa ’21 will offer a third musical treat
this season: director Andrea Moore’s family entertainment
Lyle the Crocodile (June 21 through July 23). Based on a series
of beloved children’s books, Lyle tells of the funny, endearing
antics that transpire after a friendly croc turns up in a bathtub on New York’s Upper West Side, and I’m sure the show is
adorable. Personally, though, if a crocodile ever showed up
in my tub, it wouldn’t be a musical comedy. It’d be a freaking
horror movie.
For more on area musicals this summer, visit the Reader’s
theatre calendar beginning on page 22. – Mike Schulz

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Meetings /
July

Centering Prayer, meeting consisting of experience,

education, and sharing, with time for educational
enrichment in the conceptual background to Centering
Prayer, and ending with experience-based sharing on
the prayer and its effects in daily life; for information,
contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@
gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or
pastor@macqc.org, First Baptist Church of Iowa City, 500
N Clinton St, Iowa City IA, 8:45am Sat Jul 16

Mississippi Valley Country & Western Music
Association Dance, 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
Jul 18

Happy, a Quad Cities Institute of Noetic Sciences

meeting with a presentation by Dr. Tim Kasser; location
TBA; free; for information, contact Christine at IONSQC@
aol.com or 563-332-7259, Noetic.org, 6:30pm Thu Jul 14

Quad Cities Astronomical Society Membership
Meeting, location TBA; for information, e-mail

dhusna68@mchsi.com, QCAS.org, 6:30pm Mon Jul 18

QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group)
Meeting, with a special program/presentation on

Macintosh Applications or hardware, and an “Open
Forum” Q&A period where members help other
Macintosh users solve problems and improve their
computer skills; location TBA; $24/year membership,
guests welcome, QCMUG.org, 6:30pm Tue Jul 19

Rock Island County Democratic Women Meeting,
5pm social time, 5:30pm meeting; location TBD; for
information, contact Tammy R. Weikert at 309-781-7584,
5pm Wed Jul 20

August
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 Aug 1

Quad Cities Astronomical Society Membership
Meeting, location TBA; for information, e-mail

dhusna68@mchsi.com, QCAS.org, 6:30pm Mon Aug 1

Downtown Davenport Neighborhood Watch
Meeting, for information, call 563-324-4705 or e-mail

ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com, Downtown Central
Perk, 226 W 3rd St, Davenport IA, Facebook.com/groups/
downtowndav, 4pm Wed Aug 3

Friends of the Silvis Library Meeting, find out what
you can do to help this group and the library; free; for
information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Aug 9

LeClaire Chamber Networking, LeClaire Subway,

1303 Eagle Ridge Rd., LeClaire IA, VisitLeClaire.com, noon
Tue Aug 9

Earth’s Evolution to the New Age: Dr. J.J. Hurtak’s
Work, a Quad Cities Institute of Noetic Sciences meeting
with a presentation by George Gross; location TBA; free;
for information, contact Christine at IONSQC@aol.com or
563-332-7259, Noetic.org, 6:30pm Thu Aug 11

Mississippi Valley Country & Western Music
Association Dance, 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
Aug 15

Quad Cities Astronomical Society Membership
Meeting, location TBA; for information, e-mail

dhusna68@mchsi.com, QCAS.org, 6:30pm Mon Aug 15

QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group)
Meeting, with a special program/presentation on

Macintosh Applications or hardware, and an “Open
Forum” Q&A period where members help other
Macintosh users solve problems and improve their
computer skills; location TBA; $24/year membership,
guests welcome, QCMUG.org, 6:30pm Tue Aug 16

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Rock Island County Democratic Women Meeting,
5pm social time, 5:30pm meeting; location TBD; for
information, contact Tammy R. Weikert at 309-781-7584,
5pm Wed Aug 17

Centering Prayer, meeting consisting of experience,

education, and sharing, with time for educational
enrichment in the conceptual background to Centering
Prayer, and ending with experience-based sharing on
the prayer and its effects in daily life; for information,
contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@
gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or
pastor@macqc.org, First Baptist Church of Iowa City, 500
N Clinton St, Iowa City IA, 8:45am Sat Aug 20

HEALTH
Weekly & Bi-Weekly
Adult Health Series, on Thursdays; receive

informative, up-to-date information about fitness,
nutrition, stress, and good health habits; free; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm thru Thu Aug 25

Jenny Lewis @ Codfish Hollow - August 14

Buddhism Series Class with Meditation, on

Thursdays; find inner peace, reduce stress, and find
solutions to the problems of daily life; includes an
explanation of the benefits of meditation, how to
meditate, and guided meditation; $5-10; for information,
call 563-322-1600, Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center,
502 1/2 3rd St, Davenport IA, MeditateInIowa.org,
6:30pm thru Thu Aug 25

Yoga, Mon., Wed., & Fri., with instructor June Ziegler;

designed to improve flexibility, balance and strength; for
information, call 309-345-3501, Carl Sandburg College
Fitness Center, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg IL,
Sandburg.edu, 7am Fri Jun 10 thru Fri Jul 29

Zumba, on Saturdays; Latin-inspired fitness infused

with international beats and today’s hits; an excellent
workout for all ages; $6, Rock Island Fitness and Activity
Center, 4303 24th St, Rock Island IL, Facebook.com/Tika.
Zumba, 9:30am Sat Jun 11 thru Sat Aug 27

Kids Meditation Class, on Sundays; find inner peace,

Dietary Aide, Tuesdays thru July 12; a short-term

health-care training program to help prepare students
for entry-level positions; $215; for information and to
register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu, 6pm
Tue Jun 14

Conditioning Combo, Tuesdays thru July 26; a great
mix of Pilates, yoga, and strength-training exercises
with instructors Michele Archer and Joan Pacheco; for
information, call 309-345-3501, Carl Sandburg College
Fitness Center, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg IL,
Sandburg.edu, 5:30am Tue Jun 14 thru Tue Jul 26

Quad Cities Parkinson Support Group, on the 3rd

Sat. of the month; the public is welcome; for information,
call 563-549-7890, Ridgecrest Village, 4130 Northwest
Blvd, Davenport IA, 10am Sat Jun 18

reduce stress, and find solutions to the problems of
daily life; includes an explanation of the benefits of
meditation, how to meditate, and guided meditation;
$5-10; for information, call 563-322-1600, Lamrim
Kadampa Buddhist Center, 502 1/2 3rd St, Davenport IA,
MeditateInIowa.org, 11am Sun Jun 12 thru Sun Aug 28

Motion Mondays: Try Yoga!, try a yoga class taught

Meditation Class, on Sundays; find inner peace,
reduce stress, and find solutions to the problems of
daily life; includes an explanation of the benefits of
meditation, how to meditate, and guided meditation;
$5-10; for information, call 563-322-1600, Lamrim
Kadampa Buddhist Center, 502 1/2 3rd St, Davenport IA,
MeditateInIowa.org, 11am Sun Jun 12 thru Sun Aug 28

Tai Chi, in Faye’s Field; learn about the theory, practice,

Evening Meditation Class, on Tuesdays; find

inner peace, reduce stress, and find solutions to the
problems of daily life; includes an explanation of the
benefits of meditation, how to meditate, and guided
meditation; $5-10; for information, call 563-322-1600,
Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock Island
IL, MeditateInIowa.org, 6:45pm Tue Jun 14 thru Tue
Aug 30

Mid-Day Mindfulness Class, on Wednesdays; find

inner peace, reduce stress, and find solutions to the
problems of daily life; includes an explanation of the
benefits of meditation, how to meditate, and guided
meditation; $5-10; for information, call 563-322-1600,
Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center, 502 1/2 3rd St,
Davenport IA, MeditateInIowa.org, noon Wed Jun 15
thru Wed Aug 31

June
Motion Mondays: Learn a Bit of Tai Chi, learn how

to relax and focus your mind with a short introduction
to the Chinese art of Tai Chi from local instructor
John Hawry; Tai Chi involves a series of movements
performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied
by deep breathing; wear comfortable clothes; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Jun 13

by Tapas Yoga Shala; wear comfortable clothes and bring
a yoga mat, if you have one; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm
Mon Jun 20
and history of the art of Tai Chi Chuan; Seth Knappen
will provide participants with insights into the Yin-Yang
philosophy of the Tai Chi and how it relates to the
practice of Tai Chi Chuan; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am
Sat Jun 25

Motion Mondays: Learn Belly Dancing, an

introduction to the art and exercise of Middle Eastern
belly dancing; class will introduce you to a few moves
and include a small performance; wear comfortable
clothes; presented by Bez Lancial; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
6pm Mon Jun 27

July & August
Mindfulness Meditation Workshop, join us as the

Prairie River Sangha discusses various mindfulness
techniques and their benefits; the introduction will be
followed by time to practice meditation techniques;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf High
School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 7pm Wed Jul 13

Radish Magazine Yoga Fest, featuring instructors

from several area yoga studios, as well as Chicago-based
yogis Quinn Kearney, Jim Bennitt, and Sara Strother; for
information, call 309-757-4947 or 309-757-8380, Holiday
Inn Hotel & Conference Center - Rock Island, 1 Plaza
Square, Rock Island IL, Fri Jul 15 thru Sun Jul 17

Quad Cities Parkinson Support Group, the public is
welcome; for information, call 563-549-7890, Ridgecrest
Village, 4130 Northwest Blvd, Davenport IA, 10am Sat
Jul 16

Quad Cities Parkinson Support Group, the public is
welcome; for information, call 563-549-7890, Ridgecrest
Village, 4130 Northwest Blvd, Davenport IA, 10am Sat
Aug 20

NAMI’s Family-to-Family Education Program,

Tuesdays thru Nov. 15; for families and friends of
individuals living with Major Depression, Bi-Polar
Disorder, Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive
Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
and Borderline Personality Disorder; the course is taught
by trained family members who have chosen to become
teachers after being empowered as a result of taking this
class; for information and to register, call 563-322-8870,
St. Malachy Catholic Church, 595 E Ogden Ave, Geneseo
IL, NAMIgmv.org, 6pm Tue Aug 30

SENIORS
Weekly & Bi-Weekly
Line Dancing II, on Thursdays; $2-4; for information,

call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org,
2:30pm thru Thu Aug 25

CASI New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays;

$2-4; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm thru Thu Aug 25

Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am
thru Thu Aug 25

Zumba Gold Beginners & Chair, on Thursdays; $2-4;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am thru Thu Aug 25

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,
12:45pm thru Fri Aug 26

Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $1-2; for information, call 563-3867477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am thru Wed
Aug 31

Low-Impact Exercise, Mon.-Fri.; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am
thru Wed Aug 31

Personal Reflexology, daily, by appointment only,

with Janet Latchaw; $20; for information, call 563-3495832, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm thru Wed
Aug 31

Bingo, on Fridays; for information, call 563-386-7477,

CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road,

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Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Fri Jun 10 thru
Fri Aug 26

Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm
Wed Jun 15 thru Wed Aug 31

Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays; $2-4;

Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $7-9; for

for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Fri Jun 10 thru Fri Aug 26

Senior Theatre, 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 Jun 10 thru Fri Aug 26

Zumba Toning, on Fridays; $2-4; for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am Fri
Jun 10 thru Fri Aug 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 Jun 10 thru Mon Aug 29

Ceramics I, on Mondays; $7-9; for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am
Mon Jun 13 thru Mon Aug 29

Drawing, Clay Sculpting, & Acrylics, on Mondays;

$5-6 plus materials; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road,
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, Mon Jun 13 thru Mon
Aug 29

Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-4; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 2:15pm
Mon Jun 13 thru Mon Aug 29

Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing experience

necessary; free; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road,
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am Mon Jun 13 thru
Mon Aug 29

Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; $3-5; for

information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 10:15am Mon Jun 13 thru Mon Aug 29

Blood Pressure Check, on Tuesdays; free; for

information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Jun 14 thru Tue Aug 9

Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-4; for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Tue
Jun 14 thru Tue Aug 30

information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 2pm Wed Jun 15 thru Wed Aug 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 Jun 15 thru Wed Aug 31

TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off Pounds
Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in, noon meeting; $1-2;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 11:30am Wed Jun 15 thru Wed Aug 31

T’ai Chi Ch’un, on Wednesdays; $24-36/6 weeks;

for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 10:25am Wed Jun 15 thru Wed Aug 31

Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; $3-5; for information,

call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm
Wed Jun 15 thru Wed Aug 31

June
Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles Screening, &
Medication Review, for information, call 563-3867477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu Jun 9

Caregivers Support Group, free; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am
Mon Jun 13

Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles Screening, &
Medication Review, for information, call 563-3867477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu Jun 16

Parkinson’s Support Group, for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
Sat Jun 18

Grief Support Group, for information, call 563-386-

7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Jun
22

TRIAD (Reducing Crime Against Seniors), for

information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Jun 22

July
Low Vision Support Group, for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
Thu Jul 7

Poetry Roundtable, $2-4; for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1:30pm
Thu Jul 7

Caregivers Support Group, free; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am
Mon Jul 11

Grief Support Group, for information, call 563-386-

7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Jul 13

Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles Screening, &
Medication Review, for information, call 563-3867477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am thru Thu
Jul 14

QCT Plus 60 Club Annual Picnic, with music by

the Night People and food by Pizza Ranch; $12; for
information, call 563-355-1970, Mississippi Valley
Fairgrounds, 2815 W Locust St, Davenport IA, 4pm Thu
Jul 14

Parkinson’s Support Group, for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
Sat Jul 16

Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles Screening, &
Medication Review, for information, call 563-3867477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu Jul 20

Grief Support Group, for information, call 563-386-

7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Jul 27

TRIAD (Reducing Crime Against Seniors), for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for

Ceramics II, on Tuesdays; $7-11/session, $9-12/all day;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, Tue Jun 14 thru Tue Aug 30

Crocheting & Knitting Volunteer Class, on

Tuesdays; make hats, scarfs, and mittens for children
and the homeless; donations of yarn and other knitting
needs accepted; free; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road,
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Tue Jun 14 thru
Tue Aug 30

Line Dancing Free Lessons, on Tuesdays; for

information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 8:30am Tue Jun 14 thru Tue Aug 30

Line Dancing I, on Tuesdays; $2-4; for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue
Jun 14 thru Tue Aug 30

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 Jun 15 thru Wed Aug 31

Chair Massage with Mary, on Wednesdays;

20-minute sessions; $15-20; for information, call 563484-4024, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
Wed Jun 15 thru Wed Aug 31

Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W

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CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Jul 27

August
Low Vision Support Group, for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
Thu Aug 4

Poetry Roundtable, $2-4; for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1:30pm
Thu Aug 4

Caregivers Support Group, free; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am
Mon Aug 8

Grief Support Group, for information, call 563-386-

7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Aug
10

Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles Screening, &
Medication Review, for information, call 563-3867477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am thru Thu
Aug 11

Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles Screening, &
Medication Review, for information, call 563-3867477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu Aug 18

Parkinson’s Support Group, for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
Sat Aug 20

Grief Support Group, for information, call 563-386-

7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Aug
24

TRIAD (Reducing Crime Against Seniors), for

information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Aug 24

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ARTS & CRAFTS
June
Art Lab, for ages 7+; free; for information, call 309-

524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jun 9

Fridays at the Figge: Drawing, classes for grades

K-2 and 3-5; explore mark-making, line quality, shape,
form, rhythm and more; students will create artworks
throughout the day using a variety of media, including
pencil, markers, and color pencils; includes a guided
museum tour; $45-55; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7804 ext. 2045 or e-mail haaronson@
figgeartrmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Fri Jun 10

Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience, on

Saturdays for preschool-age children, but all invited;
rotating programs may include components of
traditional storytimes, active movement and rhythm
with music and dance, and simple crafts; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Sat Jun 11 thru Sat Jun
25

Tech Explorers: 3D Printing, explore 3D printing over

two sessions; the first week we will explore 3Doodlers,
hand-held extruders, and see how they work; the second
week we will explore 123D Design and create our names
to be printed our 3D Printer; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 4pm Mon Jun 13
and Mon Jun 27

Make a Father’s Day Candy Jar or Shirt-and-Tie
Card, a family craft program; free; for information,

call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, Tue Jun 14 thru Sat Jun 18

Have a Ball With Art!, on Tuesdays; grades 3-8 join Art

Coach Gloria Burlingame as she helps you create your
own world champion art; learn a little about six different
artists, and have a ball with art; free; for information, call
309-732-7360, Rock Island Public Library - Main, 401 19th
St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Jun 14
thru Tue Jun 28

Summertime Crafts for Kids, on Tuesdays; grade-

schoolers tap into their creative spirits with these fun
summertime crafts; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
3pm Tue Jun 14 thru Tue Jun 28

4-H Military Scrapbooking Club, for ages 12-18; at

the Cession Room in Building 60; get your smart-phone
or Instagram photos printed off and into a memorable
scrapbook; embellish a unique scrapbook each month
and learn new scrapbook techniques; $20 supply fee;
for information and to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock
Island Arsenal, Rock Island IL, Web.Extension.Illinois.
edu/hmrs/4hpyd, 5:30pm Wed Jun 15

Make & Take: Father’s Day Edition, bring your

children in to make a memorable card for the dad in their
life to cherish; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis
Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 1pm
Sat Jun 18

Geek&Craft, teens can hang out, eat snacks, and make

projects featuring geeky tech; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm
Tue Jun 21

Art in the Middle: Cartooning, classes intended for

grades 6-8; from scene layout to character development
tweens will have a chance to refine their cartooning
skills with tips and techniques on how to draw engaging
cartoon characters and caricatures; includes a guided
museum tour; bring a sack lunch, snack, beverage, and
9x12 or larger sketch book; $50-60; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7804 ext. 2045 or e-mail
haaronson@figgeartrmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum,
225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am
Wed Jun 22

Fridays at the Figge: Mixed Media, classes for

grades K-2 and 3-5; using critical thinking skills and their
creative imaginations, kids will explore ways of putting
together a wide variety of materials from paper and
cardboard to wood, foil, and feathers; includes a guided
museum tour; $45-55; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7804 ext. 2045 or e-mail haaronson@
figgeartrmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Fri Jun 24

Paracord Bracelets, for 4th to 12th graders;

registration is required; registered participants can show
up any time during the program to make their paracord
bracelet; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Tue Jun 28

July
Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience, on

Saturdays for preschool-age children, but all invited;
rotating programs may include components of
traditional storytimes, active movement and rhythm
with music and dance, and simple crafts; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Sat Jul 2 thru Sat Jul 30

Have a Ball With Art!, on Tuesdays; grades 3-8 join Art

Coach Gloria Burlingame as she helps you create your
own world champion art; learn a little about six different
artists, and have a ball with art; free; for information, call
309-732-7360, Rock Island Public Library - Main, 401 19th
St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Jul 5
thru Tue Jul 12

Summertime Crafts for Kids, on Tuesdays; grade-

schoolers tap into their creative spirits with these fun
summertime crafts; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
3pm Tue Jul 5 thru Tue Jul 26

Art in the Middle: Painting, classes intended for

Art in the Middle: Printmaking, classes intended

Clay on the Potter’s Wheel, on Thursdays; a youth

Fridays at the Figge: Printmaking, classes for

grades 6-8; a basic study of color theory followed by
projects that include painting on a variety of surfaces,
mixing colors, combining paints with different mediums
and designing images using shape, form, line, rhythm,
pattern, and random mark-making will promote critical
thinking; includes a guided museum tour; bring a sack
lunch, snack, beverage, and 9x12 or larger sketch book;
$50-60; for information and to register, call 563-3267804 ext. 2045 or e-mail haaronson@figgeartrmuseum.
org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Wed Jun 15
summer class for ages 8-14; $85; for information and to
register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/
youthclasses, 5:30pm Thu Jun 16

Fridays at the Figge: Painting, classes for grades

K-2 and 3-5; kids will express themselves on canvas and
paper with tempera and acrylic paints using a variety
of techniques; paint with watercolor, too, for further
exploration of color, shape, line, pattern, and more;
includes a guided museum tour; $45-55; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7804 ext. 2045 or e-mail
haaronson@figgeartrmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum,
225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am
Fri Jun 17

for grades 6-8; using ink, paint, markers, and crayons
combined with transfer techniques and mediums,
tweens will create mono and multiple prints; they’ll
explore color mixing, blending, and experiment with
design using shape, form, line quality, and more;
includes a guided museum tour; bring a sack lunch,
snack, beverage, and 9x12 or larger sketch book; $5060; for information and to register, call 563-326-7804
ext. 2045 or e-mail haaronson@figgeartrmuseum.
org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Wed Jul 6
grades K-2 and 3-5; kids will make prints with art
materials including paint, ink, markers, and pencils
in an exploration of rhythm, pattern, mark-making,
texture, and the effects of imprinting with fabric and felt;
includes a guided museum tour; $45-55; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7804 ext. 2045 or e-mail
haaronson@figgeartrmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum,
225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am
Fri Jul 8

Make a Butterfly Treat Bag and Play Bingo, a family
craft program; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
6pm Thu Jul 14

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Family Day, dive into “The Wonderful World of Oz”

and “Picturing the Prairie: Tallgrass QC” exhibits with
activities throughout the museum; free with $4-7
museum admission; for information, call 563-3267804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Jul 16

Make a Butterfly Treat Bag and Play Bingo, a family
craft program; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10am Mon Jul 18

Geek&Craft, teens can hang out, eat snacks, and make

projects featuring geeky tech; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm
Tue Jul 19

Teen Tie Dye, create a wearable work of art; bring an

article of clothing with you - t-shirt, socks, cotton scarf,
etc, and tie-dye it; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th
St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm Tue Jul 19

Paracord Bracelets, for 4th to 12th graders;

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to register, call 563-326-7804 ext. 2045 or e-mail
haaronson@figgeartrmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum,
225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am
Wed Jul 27

Fridays at the Figge: Sculpture, classes for grades

K-2 and 3-5; kids will plug into their creative spark as
they shape clay, paper, wood shavings, fabric and other
unique materials into fascinating sculptural objects;
they’ll explore concepts of balance and weight and the
relationships between shape, form, texture, and size;
includes a guided museum tour; $45-55; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7804 ext. 2045 or e-mail
haaronson@figgeartrmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum,
225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am
Fri Jul 29

August
Make a Mosaic Candy Holder with Tissue Paper
and Decoupage, a family craft program; free; for

information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Aug 9

registration is required; registered participants can show
up any time during the program to make their paracord
bracelet; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Jul 20

Make a Mosaic Candy Holder with Tissue Paper
and Decoupage, a family craft program; free; for

4-H Military Scrapbooking Club, for ages 12-18; at

Geek&Craft, teens can hang out, eat snacks, and make

the Cession Room in Building 60; get your smart-phone
or Instagram photos printed off and into a memorable
scrapbook; embellish a unique scrapbook each month
and learn new scrapbook techniques; $20 supply fee;
for information and to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock
Island Arsenal, Rock Island IL, Web.Extension.Illinois.
edu/hmrs/4hpyd, 5:30pm Wed Jul 20

Art in the Middle: Sculpture, classes intended

for grades 6-8; a fun class that uses clay, wood, wire,
cardboard, foam and more to create 2D relief and 3D
sculptural masterpieces; includes a guided museum
tour; bring a sack lunch, snack, beverage, and 9x12
or larger sketch book; $50-60; for information and

information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10am Sat Aug 13
projects featuring geeky tech; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm
Tue Aug 16

4-H Military Scrapbooking Club, for ages 12-18; at

the Cession Room in Building 60; get your smart-phone
or Instagram photos printed off and into a memorable
scrapbook; embellish a unique scrapbook each month
and learn new scrapbook techniques; $20 supply fee;
for information and to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock
Island Arsenal, Rock Island IL, Web.Extension.Illinois.
edu/hmrs/4hpyd, 5:30pm Wed Aug 17

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MUSIC
June
Kidstock: Session I Concert, concert with

participants in the summer camp for young musicians
ages 8-18; for information and to register, call 563326-1333, RME (River Music Experience), 129 N Main St,
Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, Sat Jun 18

Kidstock: Session II, thru July 1, for young musicians

ages 8-18; participants will rehearse off-site from 1-5
pm daily, and each session will conclude with a concert
in the Redstone Room at RME on the second Saturday
of each session; with instruction by professional area
musicians and instructors, plus additional workshops
focusing on specific instruments and voice, as well as
a segment on the business of music and professional
entertainment; $440 tuition; for information and to
register, call 563-326-1333, RME (River Music Experience),
129 N Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
1pm Mon Jun 20

Community Drum Circle, join drum instructor James

Sivell and other area percussionists for a Drum Circle
of improvised rhythms; instruments are available, but
patrons are encouraged to bring their own drum or
percussion instrument; $2.50-5 suggested donation; for
information, call 563-326-1333, RME Community Stage,
131 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
11am Sat Jun 25

Laura Doherty: Healthy Beats, this upbeat,

interactive concert will have kids singing and dancing
along to Laura’s catchy folk-pop tunes that focus on
being active and eating healthy; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Thu Jun 30

Laura Doherty, get moving with award-winning

children’s musician Doherty and her heartfelt, upbeat
children’s songs; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main, 401 19th St, Rock Island
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Thu Jun 30

July & August
Kidstock: Session II Concert, concert with

participants in the summer camp for young musicians
ages 8-18; for information and to register, call 563326-1333, RME (River Music Experience), 129 N Main St,
Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, Sat Jul 2

BlueSKool: Kevin “B.F.” Burt, a children’s program in

the 2016 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival; for information,
call 563-322-5837, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr,
Davenport IA, MVBS.org, 1:30pm Sat Jul 2

BlueSKool: Winter Blues All-Stars, a children’s

program in the 2016 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival;
for information, call 563-322-5837, LeClaire Park, 400
Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport IA, MVBS.org, 2:45pm Sat
Jul 2

BlueSKool: David Berntson, a children’s program in

the 2016 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival; for information,
call 563-322-5837, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr,
Davenport IA, MVBS.org, 4pm Sat Jul 2

Kidstock: Session III, thru July 15, for young musicians

ages 8-18; participants will rehearse off-site from 1-5
pm daily, and each session will conclude with a concert
in the Redstone Room at RME on the second Saturday
of each session; with instruction by professional area
musicians and instructors, plus additional workshops
focusing on specific instruments and voice, as well as
a segment on the business of music and professional
entertainment; $440 tuition; for information and to
register, call 563-326-1333, RME (River Music Experience),
129 N Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
1pm Tue Jul 5

Liz Treiber, an afternoon with the children’s musician;

free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf High
School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 11am Wed Jul 6

Kidstock: Session III Concert, concert with

participants in the summer camp for young musicians
ages 8-18; for information and to register, call 563326-1333, RME (River Music Experience), 129 N Main St,
Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, Sat Jul 16

Community Drum Circle, join drum instructor James

Sivell and other area percussionists for a Drum Circle
of improvised rhythms; instruments are available, but
patrons are encouraged to bring their own drum or
percussion instrument; $2.50-5 suggested donation; for
information, call 563-326-1333, RME Community Stage,
131 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
11am Sat Jul 30

Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Youth
Band Clinic, a children’s program with the Rock Island

Roustabouts, held in the ballroom, Isle of Capri, 1777 Isle
Parkway, Bettendorf IA, BixSociety.org, 5pm Sat Aug 6

Community Drum Circle, join drum instructor James

Sivell and other area percussionists for a Drum Circle
of improvised rhythms; instruments are available, but
patrons are encouraged to bring their own drum or
percussion instrument; $2.50-5 suggested donation; for
information, call 563-326-1333, RME Community Stage,
131 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
11am Sat Aug 27

STORIES
June
On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! Summer Reading
Challenges, at all Rock Island libraries; contests for

early literacy (pre-K ages), Grades K-3, Grades 4-6,
ages 12 to 18, adults 18 plus, and; register to have all
your totals count towards the All Star Family Reading
prize drawing; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
RockIslandLibrary.org, Thu Jun 9 thru Thu Jun 30

Summer Reading Program: On Your Mark, Get
Set, Read, annual program at all Davenport libraries

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Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, Thu Jun 9 thru Thu Jun 30

Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Wed Jun 15
thru Wed Jun 29

Tales for Tots!, on Thursdays at 6:30pm and Mondays

Science Storytime, on Wednesdays, for grades K-3;

Baby Storytime, on Fridays; jump-start you and your

Toddler Tales, on Wednesdays for ages 0-5; stories,

Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; hear stories, sing

Story Travelers: The Unwilling Umpire, Book

Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop,

PBS KIDS Writers Contest Exhibition, exhibit of 16

at 10am; during the 30-minute session, ages 0-3 will 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, Thu Jun 9 thru
Thu Jun 30
child’s literacy building skills in this storytime designed
especially for you and your 0-12 month old; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Fri Jun 10 thru Fri Jun 24
songs, play, and engage in pre-reading activities; each
week will include a craft designed to help your child
develop basic skills to encourage early school success;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Jun 10
thru Fri Jun 24
thru June 25; for writers ages 15-19; participants are
welcome to bring writing to share for discussion, or just
to listen and discuss other participant’s work; free; for
information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E 2nd St Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am
Sat Jun 11

Silvis Public Library Summer Reading Kick Off
Event, sign up and check out books for our Summer

with reading challenges, prizes, and more; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, DavenportLibrary.com,
Thu Jun 9 thru Thu Jun 30

Reading Program “On Your Mark, Get Set ... READ”;
enjoy snacks, meeting local mascots and activities to
go along with your book choices; for information, call
309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 1pm Sat Jun 11

Bettendorf Public Library Summer Reading
Program, read for the chance to win prizes; as a result of

Book Explorers: Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Olympics, a youth book discussion group that

the library’s summer closin, all related programming ill
now be held at the Bettendorf High School; registration
is online only; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrtary.com, Thu Jun 9 thru
Thu Jun 30

PBS KIDS Writers Contest Exhibition, exhibit of 16

winning stories from PBS’ recent contest, for information,
contact Michael Carton at 309-764-2400 or MT-Carton@
wiu.edu, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, WQPT.org, Thu Jun 9 thru Fri Jun 17

Read for the Win!, summer reading program and

prizes for children, young adults, and adults; free; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, Thu Jun 9
thru Thu Jun 30

Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays, for ages 0-5;

meets over three sessions to discuss the book by Chris
Grabenstein; participants will be given the book on the
first meeting date and then progressively discuss it over
the next scheduled meetings; the meeting dates for
this book club are: 6/11, 6/25, and 7/9; attendance at all
sessions is encouraged, but not required; best suited for
grades 4 and above; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Sat Jun
11 thru Sat Jun 25

Family Yoga Storytime, on Mondays; start your

week off right with books and yoga in the library
children’s garden; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Jun 13
thru Mon Jun 27

QC Can Reading Assistance Dogs, Reading

stories and songs are mixed with movement, yoga,
dancing, and more; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
10am Thu Jun 9 thru Thu Jun 30

Assistance Dogs are specially trained, along with their
handler, to provide the environment needed to help
children improve their reading communication skills;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue Jun 14

Night Owl Storytime, on Thursdays, get ready for

Stories in the Park, on Tuesdays; spread out your

bedtime with stories and activities chosen especially
for your little night owl; pillows, stuffed toys, and
jammies welcome; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jun 9
thru Thu Jun 30

Storyteller Darrin Crow, this set of stories brings

together playful folk tales and inspiring stories from
history sure to delight young and old alike; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School,
3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
11am Thu Jun 9

Stories in the Park, on Thursdays; spread out

your picnic blanket and snacks, sit back, and enjoy
stories in the park; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fejervary Park, 1800 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 11am Thu Jun 9 thru Thu Jun 30

Preschool Storytime, Tue.-Fri. 10am, Mon. 6:30pm;

ages 3-5 are invited to attend these 30-minute sessions
filled with stories, songs, finger plays and action rhymes;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf

picnic blanket and snacks, sit back, and enjoy stories in
the park; we meet near the duck pond and conservatory;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Vander Veer
Botanical Park, 215 W Central Park, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 11am Tue Jun 14 thru Tue Jun
28

Toddler Storytime, on Tuesdays; dancing, singing,

and stories all work together to make learning fun;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Jun 14
thru Tue Jun 28

Toddler Tales, on Tuesdays for ages 0-5; stories, songs,
activities, and a craft to help develop your child’s early
learning skills; 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 Jun
14 thru Tue Jun 28

Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays, for ages

0-5; stories and songs are mixed with movement, yoga,
dancing, and more; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,

each week is a different science topic that we tackle
with picture books, discussion, demonstrations, crafts,
and experiments; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Jun 15
thru Wed Jun 29
songs, activities, and a craft to help develop your child’s
early learning skills; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Wed Jun 15 thru Wed Jun 29
Discussion group for those in grades 2 - 4; pick Ron Roy’s
book up at the Youth Services Desk and read it before
the book discussion; discuss and do activities based
on the book at the meeting; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm
Sat Jun 18
winning stories from PBS’ recent contest, for information,
contact Michael Carton at 309-764-2400 or MT-Carton@
wiu.edu, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
WQPT.org, Sat Jun 18 thru Thu Jun 30

Read to the Cow, for ages 12 & under; entries in the

Children’s Essay Contest “If You Could Be Any Athlete
Who Would You Be and Why?” due today; read your entry
to the Chick-fil-A Cow; the winner will get the grand
prize of a gift basket filled with Chick-fil-A goodies; for
information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 11am Sat Jun 25

Pajama Story Time, for ages 4-8; free; for information,
call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Jun 27

July & August
PBS KIDS Writers Contest Exhibition, exhibit

of 16 winning stories from PBS’ recent contest, for
information, contact Michael Carton at 309-764-2400 or
MT-Carton@wiu.edu, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport IA, WQPT.org, Fri Jul 1

Preschool Storytime, Tue.-Fri. 10am, Mon. 6:30pm;

ages 3-5 are invited to attend these 30-minute sessions
filled with stories, songs, finger plays and action rhymes;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, Fri Jul 1 thru Fri Jul 29

Summer Reading Program: On Your Mark, Get
Set, Read, annual program at all Davenport libraries

with reading challenges, prizes, and more; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, DavenportLibrary.com,
Fri Jul 1 thru Sat Jul 30

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! Summer Reading
Challenges, at all Rock Island libraries; contests for

early literacy (pre-K ages), Grades K-3, Grades 4-6,
ages 12 to 18, adults 18 plus, and; register to have all
your totals count towards the All Star Family Reading
prize drawing; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
RockIslandLibrary.org, Fri Jul 1 thru Sat Jul 16

Bettendorf Public Library Summer Reading
Program, read for the chance to win prizes; as a result of
the library’s summer closing, all related programming ill
now be held at the Bettendorf High School; registration
is online only; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrtary.com, Fri Jul 1 thru
Sat Jul 30

Read for the Win!, summer reading program and

prizes for children, young adults, and adults; free; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, Fri Jul 1 thru
Sat Jul 30

Baby Storytime, on Fridays; jump-start you and your

child’s literacy building skills in this storytime designed
especially for you and your 0-12 month old; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Fri Jul 1 thru Fri Jul 29

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More Than 400 Events in Our Kids’ Calendar • RiverCitiesReader.com
Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; hear stories, sing

songs, play, and engage in pre-reading activities; each
week will include a craft designed to help your child
develop basic skills to encourage early school success;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Jul 1
thru Fri Jul 29

Tales for Tots!, on Mondays at 10am & Thursdays at

6:30pm; during the 30-minute session, ages 0-3 will 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, Mon Jul 4 thru
Mon Jul 25

Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop, for

writers ages 15-19; participants are welcome to bring
writing to share for discussion, or just to listen and
discuss other participant’s work; free; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E 2nd
St Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Jul 9
thru Sat Jul 23

Family Yoga Storytime, on Mondays; start your

week off right with books and yoga in the library
children’s garden; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Jul 11
thru Mon Jul 25

Story Travelers: Summer Reading Is Killing Me!,

activities, and a craft to help develop your child’s early
learning skills; 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 Jul 5
thru Tue Jul 12

Book Discussion group for those in grades 2 - 4; pick John
Scieszka’s book up at the Youth Services Desk and read
it before the book discussion; discuss and do activities
based on the book at the meeting; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 2pm Sat Jul 16

Stories in the Park, on Tuesdays; spread out your

Pajama Story Time, for ages 4-8; free; for information,

Toddler Tales, on Tuesdays for ages 0-5; stories, songs,

picnic blanket and snacks, sit back, and enjoy stories in
the park; we meet near the duck pond and conservatory;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Vander Veer
Botanical Park, 215 W Central Park, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 11am Tue Jul 5 thru Tue Jul 26

Toddler Storytime, on Tuesdays; dancing, singing,

and stories all work together to make learning fun;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Jul 5
thru Tue Jul 26

Toddler Tales, on Wednesdays for ages 0-5; stories,

songs, activities, and a craft to help develop your child’s
early learning skills; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Wed Jul 6 thru Wed Jul 13

Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays, for ages

0-5; stories and songs are mixed with movement, yoga,
dancing, and more; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Wed Jul 6
thru Wed Jul 27

Science Storytime, on Wednesdays, for grades K-3;

each week is a different science topic that we tackle
with picture books, discussion, demonstrations, crafts,
and experiments; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Jul 6
thru Wed Jul 27

Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays, for ages 0-5;

stories and songs are mixed with movement, yoga,
dancing, and more; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
10am Thu Jul 7 thru Thu Jul 28

Night Owl Storytime, on Thursdays, get ready for

bedtime with stories and activities chosen especially
for your little night owl; pillows, stuffed toys, and
jammies welcome; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jul 7
thru Thu Jul 28

Preschool Story Time, on Thursdays; for ages 3-5; free;
for information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 10am Thu Jul
7 thru Thu Jul 28

Stories in the Park, on Thursdays; spread out

your picnic blanket and snacks, sit back, and enjoy
stories in the park; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fejervary Park, 1800 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 11am Thu Jul 7 thru Thu Jul 28

Book Explorers: Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Olympics, a youth book discussion group that

meets over three sessions to discuss the book by Chris
Grabenstein; participants will be given the book on the
first meeting date and then progressively discuss it over
the next scheduled meetings; the meeting dates for
this book club are: 6/11, 6/25, and 7/9; attendance at all
sessions is encouraged, but not required; best suited for
grades 4 and above; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Sat Jul 9

call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Jul 25

Young Emerging Writers Middle School Camp,

thru July 29; consists of close instruction in prose, poetry,
and drama, and culminates in a public reading of the
students’ work with guest instructors and immersion
in the literary arts to enhance, improve, and diversify
writing skills; $100; full scholarships will be available and
granted to those with financial need; for information, call
563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E 2nd St Suite
303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Mon Jul 25

Young Emerging Writers Middle School Camp
Reading, hear what all of our middle-schoolers have

been working on at camp all week; free; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E 2nd St
Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 3pm Fri Jul 29

Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop,

thru Aug. 27; for writers ages 15-19; participants are
welcome to bring writing to share for discussion, or just

to listen and discuss other participant’s work; free; for
information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E 2nd St Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am
Sat Aug 13

LIBRARY EVENTS
June
Play and Grow Time, a structured play group,

modeling early literacy skills and information sharing;
toddlers ages three and under can talk, sing, read, and
play their way to early literacy; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch,
3059 30th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Thu Jun 9

Teen Pokemon Night, hang out with other super

Pokemon fans for a fun-filled event of cosplay, trivia,
games & food; free; for information, call 563-326-

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7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Thu Jun 9

Anime Club, on Thursdays; hang out with other

anime & manga fans while we eat noodles and watch
our favorite series; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Jun 9
thru Thu Jun 30

People in Motion, on Thursdays; family-friendly

outdoor games and activities; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm
Thu Jun 9 thru Thu Jun 30

Tabletop RPG, on Tuesdays & Thursdays; teen parties

will either be playing Pathfinder or Dungeons and
Dragons 5th edition; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf
IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Thu Jun 9 thru Thu
Jun 30

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Dungeons & Dragons & Donuts, on Tuesdays;

Library Events /
June

Niabi Zoo, join us for our annual visit from the Niabi

Zoo staff and their animals; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Sat Jun 11

PNG By Land! By Air! By Sea!, on Saturdays for

grades 5 & up; the Project Next Generation Technology
Learning Club; for information, call 309-524-2440, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com,
3pm Sat Jun 11 thru Sat Jun 18

Baby Bounce, songs, stories, and playtime for ages

birth to ages 18 months; free; for information, call 309524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Mon Jun 13

Indiana Bones: Ready, Set, Throw!, program for
tots thru teens; free; for information, call 309-5242470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 1pm Mon Jun 13

Science Center of Iowa Presents Fantastic
Forces, using several hands on science demonstrations

and audience participation, Fantastic Forces gives
participants a real life connection to the science of flight;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Mon Jun 13

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, 1:30pm Tue Jun
14

Minecraft Mondays, connect with other kids as we

play Minecraft in the computer lab; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Mon Jun 13 thru Mon Jun 27

Pizza John Club for Teens, on Mondays; hang out

with other John Green fans as we explore his best-selling
young adult books, movies, and popular Youtube videos
while eating lots of pizza; free; for information, call 563326-7804, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
2:30pm Mon Jun 13 thru Mon Jun 27

Wee Wigglers, on Mondays; children’s program

for ages 18-36 months at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 9:30am Mon
Jun 13 thru Mon Jun 27

LoonE Lori’s Game Show, spend some time clowning

around with real a clown; activities include face painting,
balloon figures, and silly physical challenges as part of
the game show; silly clown-humor prizes for those that
win rounds; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis
Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 11am
Tue Jun 14

new and experienced players welcome to join this
teen-led Dungeons & Dragons group; donuts and
snacks provided; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Tue Jun
14 thru Tue Jun 28

Math Games, on Tuesdays, presented by Elizabeth

Russell; grades K-6 look at math concepts in a whole
new way, using stories and hands-on projects; free; for
information, call 309-732-7360, Rock Island Public Library
- Main, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
3:15pm Tue Jun 14 thru Tue Jun 28

Steve ’n’ TVs “The Amazing You and Your Body,”

kids will dance, sing and laugh while learning about their
bones and organs with entertainer Steve Couch; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School,
3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
11am Wed Jun 15

Wee Wigglers, program for ages 18-36 months; free;

for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Wed
Jun 15

Afternoon Gaming, on Wednesdays; program for ages
11-18; free; for information, call 309-524-2440, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com,
2pm Wed Jun 15 thru Wed Jun 29

League of Legends Inter-Library Battles, the Quad

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Juggling Jeff, join us for juggling, laughs, and more;

free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Thu Jun 16

Lego Club, for ages 4-12; free; for information, call 309-

and unicycles roll; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf
IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 11am Fri Jun 24

Magic: The Gathering Booster Draft, you take

Harry Potter Games & Sports, wizards and Muggles

Teen Food Tasting, free; for information, call 309-

Teen Library Olympics, free; for information, call 309-

Children’s Chomp and Watch, for ages 12 & under;

Teen Superhero Night, enjoy a free movie and

Library Mini Golf, teens play 18 holes of library mini

Fax Gilbert, Fax uses comedy, mime, masks, and magic

turns selecting cards from booster packs, make a deck
and then compete against others to see whose deck
is the best; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, noon Thu Jun 16
524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Thu Jun 16
eat a delicious lunch and watch a new release about
a rookie rabbit cop uncovering a conspiracy; for
information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, noon Fri Jun 17
golf; putt your way around our young adult reading
course, and challenge your friends; prizes for top
scorers; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Fri Jun 17

Minute to Win It Olympics, compete with others to

League of Legends Tournament, on Wednesdays;

cupcake gold; events include cupcake wrapper throw,
frosting piping races, and Cupcake Decoration Long
Program; registration required; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Jun 18

Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; our current gaming

systems include PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, XboxONE, Wii, and
WiiU, along with laptops available for online gaming;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Jun 15 thru Wed
Jun 29

see who can stack cups the quickest or who can eat a
cookie off their forehead using only their facial muscles;
refreshments will be provided; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 11am Sat Jun 18

Teen Cupcake Olympics, show off your skills and win

Smash Bros/Pokkén Tournament Free for All,

popcorn, make a superhero collage, and even create
your own graphic novel; free; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main, 401 19th St,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Tue Jun 28
illusions to highlight his series of unique characters;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf High
School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 11am Tue Jun 28

Hunger Games at Schadt Park, be the first to finish

your scavenger hunt and enjoy a victory feast with the
other victors; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis
Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm
Tue Jun 28

Teen Tuesday, for grades 6- 12; gather for a relaxing

evening of books, music, and a different activity; snacks
will be provided; free; for information, call 309-755-3393,
Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
5:30pm Tue Jun 28

Traveling Lantern: Vladimir Goes for Old, for
grades preK+; free; for information, call 309-5242440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 1pm Tue Jun 28

Rick Eugene Magic Show, the magical hometown

Big Game Players, play it big by playing giant versions

Juggling Jeff, interactive comedy show with high

Olympic Trials, test your agility and endurance

through a variety of stations set up to do just that in
this drop-in unstructured session; stations will consist
of simple activities for young children which can be
completed at their own pace; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10:30am Tue
Jun 21

Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and

share your ideas on how to make the library awesome;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4:30pm Tue Jun 21

YA Bingo, enter for an oldie but goodie game and “B1”

of our prize winners; for information, call 309-755-3393,
Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
6pm Tue Jun 21

Angry Birds at Schadt Park, test out your Angry Birds
skills in real life; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis
Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 10am
Wed Jun 22

Fantastic Forces, join the Science Center of

Iowa to explore the marvel of flight; using science
demonstrations and audience participation, we’ll rethink
the marvel of flight and learn how physics is the ultimate
ticket to new destinations; free; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main, 401 19th St,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Wed Jun 22

Rascal Flatts @ Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds - August 5

524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Mon Jun 27

Giant Kerplunk! at Schadt Park, challenge your

logos throughout the revamped children’s area; for
information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 9am Thu Jun 16
energy, improvisation, danger, suspense, ridiculousness,
audience participation, and more; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main, 401
19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10am Thu
Jun 16

of all ages are invited to play Harry potter Games &
Sports; join us for Quidditch, Wizards, Chess, and more;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Jun 25

drop by and play a few rounds of Smash Bros or Pokkén
Tournament and compete against other teens; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School,
3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm
Mon Jun 20
hero will perform jaw-dropping tricks that will amaze
and entertain; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Mon Jun 20

Giant Kerplunk! at Schadt Park, search for team

The Hanson Family Show, watch juggling clubs fly

524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jun 16

City Area libraries have decided to see whose teens are
best League of Legends; we will meet ever Wednesday
afternoon in June, and will have fresh accounts ready for
team members; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Wed Jun 15 thru Wed
Jun 29
play League of Legends multi-player game against other
teens in the Quad Cities; we’ll provide laptops and log-in
information, plus snacks; free; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main, 401 19th St,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm Wed Jun 15
thru Wed Jun 29

information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
5pm Thu Jun 23

Teen and Tween Gaming Night, play our Xbox 360,
Wii games, board games, and enjoy snacks; free; for

friends to the giant version of Kerplunk! and try your
stealth on a whole new level; for information, call
309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 10am Wed Jun 29
of your favorite board games, including checkers, Jenga,
Uno, and more; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Jun 29

Children’s Bingo, for ages 12 & under; enter for an

oldie but goodie game and “B1” of our prize winners; for
information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Jun 30

Preschool Exploratorium, an experiment in

S.T.E.A.M.-powered programming for ages 3-5; free; for
information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 10am Thu
Jun 30

Chris McBrien, an afternoon with the ventriloquist
comedian; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 11am Thu Jun 30

July
Baby Bounce, songs, stories, and playtime for ages

birth to ages 18 months; free; for information, call 309524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Fri Jul 1

Water Balloon Hot Potato, in Faye’s Field; just like

regular Hot Potato, except when the balloon bursts
you are out; you will get wet, so dress appropriately;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Sat Jul 2

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, Sat Jul 2 thru
Tue Jul 12

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Join us for Summer Fun for
the Entire Family!
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater:

FREE Performances &
Workshops on Saturday,
July 2 at 10am & 1pm

Whitney Rose @ Daytrotter - August 3
Math Games, on Tuesdays, presented by Elizabeth

Russell; grades K-6 look at math concepts in a whole
new way, using stories and hands-on projects; free; for
information, call 309-732-7360, Rock Island Public Library
- Main, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
3:15pm Tue Jul 5 thru Tue Jul 12

Dungeons & Dragons & Donuts, on Tuesdays;

new and experienced players welcome to join this
teen-led Dungeons & Dragons group; donuts and
snacks provided; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Tue Jul 5
thru Tue Jul 26

Tabletop RPG, on Tuesdays & Thursdays; teen parties

will either be playing Pathfinder or Dungeons and
Dragons 5th edition; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf
IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Tue Jul 5 thru Thu Jul
28

Juggling Funny Stories: Chris Fascione, free; for

information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 10:30am Wed
Jul 6

Outdoor Field Hockey at Schadt Park, for ages 12 &

under; compete as a team playing a pickup game of field
hockey with pool noodles and balloons; for information,
call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 10am Wed Jul 6

Afternoon Gaming, on Wednesdays; program for ages
11-18; free; for information, call 309-524-2440, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com,
2pm Wed Jul 6 thru Wed Jul 27

Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; our current gaming

systems include PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, XboxONE, Wii, and
WiiU, along with laptops available for online gaming;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Jul 6 thru Wed
Jul 27

Harry Potter, an all-ages family event; free; for

information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 5:30pm Thu
Jul 7

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Niabi Zoo Show, an all ages/family show with a

zookeeper from Niabi Zoo; see some of the zoo’s
traveling animal ambassadors, and learn a bit about the
wild, wild world of animals; free; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 11am Thu Jul 7

Teen Lifesize Gaming, play a life-size board game

outside; try your hand at chess, Scrabble, and more; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
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Library Events /
July

Tic Tac Toe Competition, for ages 12 & under; gather
up two friends and come on down to compete for
the Tic Tac Toe Champion 2016; for information, call
309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Jul 7

Anime Club, on Thursdays; hang out with other

anime & manga fans while we eat noodles and watch
our favorite series; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Jul 7
thru Thu Jul 28

Hanson Family Jugglers at Schadt Park’s McGhee
Center, for ages 12 & under; be amazed as an entire

family performs tricks, stunts, and tells stories; after the
program, the Hansons will teach you how to some of
their own feats; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis
Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 10am
Sat Jul 9

Baby Bounce, songs, stories, and playtime for ages

birth to ages 18 months; free; for information, call 309524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Mon Jul 11

Smash Bros/Pokkén Tournament Free for All,

drop by and play a few rounds of Smash Bros or Pokkén
Tournament and compete against other teens; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School,
3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm
Mon Jul 11 thru Mon Jul 25

Minecraft Mondays, on Mondays; connect with other

kids as we play Minecraft in the computer lab; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2pm Mon Jul 11 thru Mon Jul 25

Pizza John Club for Teens, on Mondays; hang out

with other John Green fans as we explore his best-selling
young adult books, movies, and popular Youtube videos
while eating lots of pizza; free; for information, call 563326-7804, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
2:30pm Mon Jul 11 thru Mon Jul 25

Skate Party at SkateCity, for those who have signed

up for the Summer Reading Program, please join us for
a party in your honor at Skate City QCA (1140 Avenue of
the Cities, East Moline); make sure you have completed
the week 3 challenge to earn your free skate rental; for
information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Jul 12

Dan Wardell’s Reading Road Trip, at 9:30 & 10:30am;

Samantha Fish @ The Redstone Room - June 16
with soy or sunflower seed butter. But those with food
allergies should still be careful when they are working
with food; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Mon Jul 18

caps of your favorite sports teams; there will also be a
mysterious element that you will need to incorporate
into your finished design; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, noon Sat Jul 23

teen-led Dungeons & Dragons group; donuts and
snacks provided; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Tue Aug 2
thru Tue Aug 30

Teddy Bear Sports Camp Drop-off, bring one of

Olympic Trials, test your agility and endurance

Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; our current gaming

your teddy bears or stuffed animals to the Youth Desk at
the library for Sports Camp; leave your furry friend at the
library for Sports Camp; the librarians will take pictures
of all the fun activities your teddy does while you are
away; pick your stuffed animal back up at the library on
Thursday, July 21 at 1:30pm and see what happened at
Teddy Bear Sports; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf
IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Mon Jul 18

a high-energy show with the entertainer from Iowa
Public Television; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, Wed Jul 13

Ben’s Bubble Show, an all-ages family event; free; for

Play and Grow Time, a structured play group,

Ben’s Bubble Show, using his bare hands and a few

modeling early literacy skills and information sharing;
toddlers ages three and under can talk, sing, read, and
play their way to early literacy; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch,
3059 30th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Thu Jul 14

Teen Anime Night, watch anime from the library’s

Crunchyroll anime subscription, enjoy Japanese snacks,
and learn to write Japanese hiragana characters; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
5:30pm Thu Jul 14

Elephant & Piggie!, an all-ages family event; Thu. 6pm,
Fri. 10am; free; for information, call 309-524-2440, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com,
Thu Jul 14 and Fri Jul 15

Summer Reading Completion Event: Swim
Party, you must have the signed ticket/invite to

attend this party; children under the age of 10 must be
accompanied by an adult in the pool at all times; for
information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 5:30pm Sat Jul 16

Power Bite! Energy on the Go, teens join Kim

Denman, a dietitian from the Bettendorf Hy-vee, to learn
about healthy eating and make power bites, an on the
go snack bursting with energy; we will making our bites

information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 10:30am Tue
Jul 19
simple tools, Ben Jimenez creates beautiful, humorous,
and mind boggling soap bubble sculptures, does bubble
magic, makes giant bubbles, shoots bubble blizzards at
people, and more; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf
IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Tue Jul 19

Wee Wigglers, children’s program for ages 18-36

months; free; for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com,
6pm Wed Jul 20

Big Game Players, play it big by playing giant versions

of your favorite board games, including checkers, Jenga,
Uno, and more; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Jul 20

Lego Club, for ages 4-12; free; for information, call 309524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jul 21
Lyle the Crocodile, storytime with the star of Circa

’21’s family musical; free; for information, call 309-5242440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 1:30pm Fri Jul 22

Cookie Decoration Challenge, this year the

challenge is to create a sports emblem on a cookie;
these emblems would be like the ones on helmets or

through a variety of stations set up to do just that in
this drop-in unstructured session; stations will consist
of simple activities for young children which can be
completed at their own pace; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10:30am Tue
Jul 26

Teen Tuesday, for grades 6- 12; gather for a relaxing

systems include PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, XboxONE, Wii, and
WiiU, along with laptops available for online gaming;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Aug 3 thru Wed
Aug 31

Anime Club, on Thursdays; hang out with other

evening of books, music, and a different activity; snacks
will be provided; free; for information, call 309-755-3393,
Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
5:30pm Tue Jul 26

anime & manga fans while we eat noodles and watch
our favorite series; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Aug 4
thru Thu Aug 25

Magic: The Gathering Booster Draft, you take

Play and Grow Time, a structured play group,

turns selecting cards from booster packs, make a deck
and then compete against others to see whose deck
is the best; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, noon Wed Jul 27

Exploratorium, an experiment in S.T.E.A.M.-powered

programming for all ages; free; for information, call 309524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 1pm Thu Jul 28

Teen Gaming Night, play our Xbox 360, Wii games,

board games, and enjoy snacks; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main, 401 19th
St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Thu Jul 28

Teen Lock-in, free; for information, call 309-524-

2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 5:30pm Fri Jul 29

August
Wee Wigglers, on Mondays; program for ages 18-36

months at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for information, call
309-524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline
IL, MolineLibrary.com, 9:30am Mon Aug 1 thru Mon
Aug 29

Dungeons & Dragons & Donuts, on Tuesdays;

new and experienced players welcome to join this

modeling early literacy skills and information sharing;
toddlers ages three and under can talk, sing, read, and
play their way to early literacy; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch,
3059 30th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Thu Aug 11

Teen Tuesday, for grades 6- 12; gather for a relaxing

evening of books, music, and a different activity; snacks
will be provided; free; for information, call 309-755-3393,
Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
5:30pm Tue Aug 30

THEATRE

Performances
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, family musical based on

the beloved children’s movie, directed by Kevin Pieper;
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, Fri Jun 10 thru Sun Jun 19

The Emperor’s New Clothes, Hans Christian

Anderson’s classic tale in a family-play presentation;
scheduled 10am & 1pm performances; $10; for tickets
and information, call 319-622-6262, Old Creamery

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Theatre, 39 38th Ave, Amana IA, OldCreamery.com, Sat
Jun 18 thru Sat Jul 2

Lyle the Crocodile, family musical about a friendly

crocodile who turns up in a bathtub, directed by Andrea
Moore; scheduled performances on Tue., Thu., Fri., & Sat.;
$8.50/person, $7.50/person for groups of 12 or more; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa ’21
Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, Circa21.
com, Tue Jun 21 thru Sat Jul 23

The Three Little Pigs, a Magic Owl Children’s Theatre

presentation of the beloved children’s story; Tue.-Sat. at
11am (no Wed. perf.); $7; for tickets and information, call
815-244-2035, Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak
Road, Mt. Carroll IL, TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Tue Jul 5
thru Sat Jul 9

School of Rock, a Magic Owl Children’s Theatre

presentation of the musical comedy based on the
Jack Black hit; Tue.-Sat. at 2pm (no Wed. perf.); $7; for
tickets and information, call 815-244-2035, Timber
Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL,
TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Tue Jul 5 thru Sat Jul 9

Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater Presents: Mother
Goose’s Neighborhood, for ages 12 & under; Mother

Goose’s daughter Lucy has planned a birthday picnic for
her mother and races to find her, encountering a series
of quirky characters memorialized in Mother Goose’s
rhymes; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public
Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 10am Sat
Jul 16

The Three Little Pigs, a Magic Owl Children’s Theatre

presentation of the beloved children’s story; Tue.-Sat. at
2pm (no Wed. perf.); $7; for tickets and information, call
815-244-2035, Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak
Road, Mt. Carroll IL, TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Tue Aug
2 thru Sat Aug 6

Honk Jr., family-themed version of the musical-comedy
fairytale performed by students ages 8 - 18, directed
by Richard Hall and Angie Ruley; Sat. 7pm, Sun. 2pm;
$5-7; for tickets and information, call 563-652-9815,
Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa
IA, OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com, Sat Aug 13 and Sun
Aug 14

Classes & Events
Acting for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru Aug. 18; this

imaginative, high-energy environment provides basic
theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization,
vocal technique, and physical skills; $108-135; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:30pm Thu Jun 9

Advanced Broadway for Ages 9+, Thursdays

thru Aug. 18; this class focuses on more complicated
choreography and music, to continue to challenge and
develop actors; $116-145; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.
com, 7:10pm Thu Jun 9

Broadway Babies for Ages 3-4, Thursdays thru Aug.

18; explore storytelling through song and dance; this
class develops coordination and social skills through
exercises, movement, crafts, and games; $108-135;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm Thu Jun 9

Improv for Ages 13+, Thursdays thru Aug. 18; through
a collection of games and exercises, students develop
the ability to think quickly and imaginatively; $108-135;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:45pm Thu Jun 9

Improv for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru Aug. 18; through
a collection of games and exercises, students develop
the ability to think quickly and imaginatively; $108-135;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:15pm Thu Jun 9

Intermediate Acting for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru

Aug. 18; build on skills learned in previous courses;
physicality, characterization, and vocalization skills are
expanded; $108-135; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6pm
Thu Jun 9

Spectrum Theatre for Ages 11+, Thursdays thru Aug.

18; intended for students on the Autism Spectrum, these
classes create a rich social experience by implementing
the skills used in theatrical interpretation; this enhances
and develops the students’ creativity and selfexpression; $108-135; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
6:30pm Thu Jun 9

Spectrum Theatre for Ages 7-10, Thursdays thru

Aug. 18; intended for students on the Autism Spectrum,
these classes create a rich social experience by
implementing the skills used in theatrical interpretation;
this enhances and develops the students’ creativity and
self-expression; $108-135; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.
com, 5:15pm Thu Jun 9

Summer Theatre Camp: Music & Theatre Fun, for

grades K-2; with instructor Kelsey Walljasper; students
will meet each day and discover the magic of theatre
through theatre games, music, and dance exercises; $75;
for information, contact Dino Hayz at 563-340-7816 or
dinohayz@gmail.com, The Center for Living Arts, 2008
4th Ave, Rock Island IL, CenterForLivingArts.org, 9am
Mon Jun 13 thru Fri Jun 17

Camp 56, on weekdays; Festival 56 and Learning

Stage offers a two-week summer day camp for youth
entering third grade through 2016 graduating seniors;
participants will have the opportunity to experience
and take part in live performances, while immersing
themselves in the many aspects of producing a show;
$100/child; for information and to register, call 815-8795656, Festival 56, 316 S Main St, Princeton IL, Festival56.
com, Mon Jun 27 thru Fri Jul 8

Reader’s Theater Drama Team, Mondays &

Wednesdays thru July 15, for grades 4-8; join coach
Angela Rathman’s drama team to rehearse and perform
a Reader’s Theater production; the group will present
its production at 2pm on July 15; free; for information,
call 309-732-7360, Rock Island Public Library - Main, 401
19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm Mon
Jun 27

Honk Jr.: Student Auditions, auditions at 10am

and 1pm for ages 8-18 for the family-themed version
of the musical-comedy fairytale, running Aug. 13
& 14, directed by Richard Hall and Angie Ruley; $35
participation fee covers scripts, a Honk Jr. T-shirt,.
and workshops; rehearsals begin July 19, and are 10
a.m. to noon Mondays thru Fridays thru performance
night; for information specifics, call 563-652-9815,
Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa IA,
OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com, Mon Jul 18

DANCE

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
Aug 31

Ballet/Leaps & Turns for Ages 9+, Mondays thru

July 25; the focus is on developing core basics and
having fun; $48-60; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm
Mon Jun 13

Ballet/Tap Combo I for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru July

25; receive proper training in ballet and techniques,
alignment and terminology, incorporating the discipline
that is an integral part of all dance styles; $48-60;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:15pm Mon Jun 13

Ballet/Tap Combo II for Ages 7+, Mondays thru July

25; receive proper training in ballet and techniques,
alignment and terminology, incorporating the discipline
that is an integral part of all dance styles; $48-60;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:45pm Mon Jun 13

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Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
5am Fri Jun 17

Dance /
Classes & Events

For Sale by Kids, a great opportunity for kids to sell

their handmade crafts or gently-used items, this market
takes place in the parking lot; families are required to
bring their own tables, chairs, and change; free to shop,
$15 per market spot; for information, call 563-344-4106,
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf
IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 8:30am Sat Jun 18

Jazz/Tap Combo for Ages 9+, Mondays thru July 25;
this class develops timing, rhythm and coordination,
and is designed to develop expression of music
through creative movement; $48-60; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:30pm Mon Jun 13

Make Something Special for Dad!, give Dad the gift

of some quiet time by making him a special door hanger;
for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
1pm Sat Jun 18

Hip Hop I for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays thru July 26; this

course uses high energy and contemporary routines
with current moves and popular music; $48-60;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:30pm Tue Jun 14

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Hip Hop II for Ages 10+, Tuesdays thru July 26; this

course uses high energy and contemporary routines
with current moves and popular music; $48-60;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:45pm Tue Jun 14

Li’l Hip Hop for Ages 5-6, Tuesdays thru July 26; this

course uses high energy and contemporary routines
with current moves and popular music; $48-60;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:30pm Tue Jun 14

Tumble I for Ages 5-6, Tuesdays thru July 26; our

littlest tumblers begin learning basic floor gymnastics
and exercises to increase flexibility, strength, and
balance; $52-65; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm
Tue Jun 14

Tumble II for Ages 7+, Tuesdays thru July 26; our

littlest tumblers begin learning basic floor gymnastics
and exercises to increase flexibility, strength, and
balance; $52-65; for information and to register, call 563326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:15pm
Tue Jun 14

Tumble Tots for Ages 3-4, Tuesdays thru July 26; our
littlest tumblers begin learning basic floor gymnastics
and exercises to increase flexibility, strength, and
balance; $48-60; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm
Tue Jun 14

Mainstage Dance Company for Ages 9+,

Wednesdays thru July 27; the Mainstage Dance Company
is comprised of our most dedicated dancers who are
seeking an additional challenge and performance
opportunities; mainstage dancers will also serve as role
models for younger students and have opportunities

Wynonna and the Big Noise @ Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center - July 1
to assist in class and/or performances; $120-150;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm Wed Jun 15

Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru July

28; the focus is on developing core basics and having
fun; $48-60; for information and to register, call 563326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:30pm
Thu Jun 16

Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Thursdays thru July
28; the focus is on developing core basics and having
fun; $48-60; for information and to register, call 563326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Thu Jun 16

Poms Dance Team I for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru

July 28; a fun and high-energy class focused on areas
of dance, cheer, leaps, turns, jumps and more tricks;
students learn precision and strong arm motions while
focusing on technical dance skills of balance, strength,
and flexibility; $48-60; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.
com, 4pm Thu Jun 16

Poms Dance Team II for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru

July 28; a fun and high-energy class focused on areas
of dance, cheer, leaps, turns, jumps and more tricks;
students learn precision and strong arm motions while
focusing on technical dance skills of balance, strength,
and flexibility; $48-60; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.
com, 5pm Thu Jun 16

Poms Dance Team III for Ages 10+, Thursdays thru

July 28; a fun and high-energy class focused on areas
of dance, cheer, leaps, turns, jumps and more tricks;
students learn precision and strong arm motions while
focusing on technical dance skills of balance, strength,
and flexibility; $48-60; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.
com, 6pm Thu Jun 16

MUSEUMS
June
Farmer George’s Corn, enjoy creating corn-on- the-

cob; we can pretend to eat this yummy food as we make
an ear of corn with tissue paper; for information, call 563344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Jun 11

Family Museum Dollar Day, with support from the

Family Credit Union, the museum will offer $1 admission
on Mondays from 5-8pm; you must have the word of
the day to receive $1 admission; visit FamilyCU.com for
the word of the day; group bookings, theatre admission,
blockbuster exhibits, and services where added staff/
volunteers are necessary will incur applicable charges;
for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
5pm Mon Jun 13 thru Mon Jun 27

Family Date Night: Family Game Night, families

play giant games such as Hungry, Hungry Humans; $7;
for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900

week long you can explore the Family Museum galleries
through a “choose your own adventure” style tour; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
Sat Jun 18 thru Sat Jun 25

Percussion Day, rock out at the museum with

some loud rhythms as we drum, strum, and clap; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
10:30am Sat Jun 25

July
America!, paint a picture of fireworks with straws and
glitter paint; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Jul 2

Putnam Explorers, for grades 2-6; hands-on learning

that invites students to dive deep into exciting concepts;
for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum &
Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.
org, 1:30pm Sun Jul 3

Family Museum Dollar Day, on Mondays; with

support from the Family Credit Union, the museum will
offer $1 admission on Mondays from 5-8pm; you must
have the word of the day to receive $1 admission; visit
FamilyCU.com for the word of the day; group bookings,
theatre admission, blockbuster exhibits, and services
where added staff/volunteers are necessary will incur
applicable charges; for information, call 563-344-4106,
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf
IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 5pm Mon Jul 4 thru Mon Jul 25

Tuesday Night Jam!, members of the QC Rock

Academy will come and let kids jam; try some
drums, guitar, or play some notes on our Monster
Piano; for information, call 563-344-4106 or e-mail
familymuseum@bettendorf.org, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
5:30pm Tue Jul 5

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Rubiks Cube Day, it’s Hungarian inventor Erno Rubrik’s
72nd birthday and his most famous invention is still cool,
so try your hand at a Rubik’s cube and other puzzles; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
10:30am Sat Jul 9

Family Date Night: Family Movie Night, join us in

our courtyard for a family movie; title TBA; popcorn will
be provided; $7 for non-members; for information, call
563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus
Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 8pm Fri Jul 15

Funny Hat Day, create your own silly hat by folding and
cutting and decorating paper bags and paper plates; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
10:30am Sat Jul 16

Family Museum Special Needs Night, an evening of

fun for families with special needs; we turn down some
loud exhibits, limit the crowd, and dim the lights a bit; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
5:30pm Fri Jul 22

Iowa State University Insect Zoo, get close and

personal with some of the most interesting insects you
have ever seen; the “Bug Olympics” program will include
Roach Races, Cricket Jumps, and Cockroach Pulls; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
noon Sat Jul 23

Teddy Bear Picnic, bring your favorite bear; we will

lay out blankets and table cloths and some pretend
treats; draw a picture of your picnic to take home; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
10:30am Sat Jul 30

August
Tuesday Night Jam!, members of the QC Rock

Academy will come and let kids jam; try some
drums, guitar, or play some notes on our Monster
Piano; for information, call 563-344-4106 or e-mail
familymuseum@bettendorf.org, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
5:30pm Tue Aug 2

Minute to Win It, see if you can stack the cups,

balance the dice, and catch the ping pong balls in under
a minute; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Aug 6

Putnam Explorers, for grades 2-6; hands-on learning

that invites students to dive deep into exciting concepts;
for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum &
Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.
org, 1:30pm Sun Aug 7

Olympic Village Cultural Fair, come learn about

different traditions, sports, and foods from other
countries; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Aug 13

Learning Campus Discovery Fair, family members

have a chance to learn and discover new things by
sampling a wide and varied selection of learning
opportunities through short 30 minute classes that
may include instruction on juggling, balloon creations,
water color painting, drawing, origami and much
more; classes and entertainment will be found at the
museum, Bettendorf Public Library, and Faye’s Field; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
9:30am Sat Aug 20

Family Date Night: Back to School Block Party,

join us for some dancing, games, popcorn, and fun; $7
for non-members; for information, call 563-344-4106,
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf
IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 5pm Fri Aug 26

International Bat Night, we won’t stay up late to see

these misunderstood and fascinating creatures, but we
will make some paper bats and learn some bat facts; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
1pm Sat Aug 27

MOVIES
June
Paddington, a family screening in the Summer Movie
Clubhouse series; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd
St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 10am
Thu Jun 9

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Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Jun 10
thru Fri Jun 24

Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, a family

screening in the Summer Movie Clubhouse series; for
information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport
53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.
com/theatre-1090, 10am Mon Jun 13 thru Thu Jun 16

YA Movie, join us as we watch a newly released movie

about a teenage girl battle for her family and world
being invaded; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis
Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
5:30pm Tue Jun 14

Movies at Main, on Tuesdays; join us for kids’ movies

on the big screen and popcorn; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main
Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Tue
Jun 14 thru Tue Jun 28

Minions, family screening in the Cedar Rapids Bank &

Trust Movies on the Riverbank; family activities at 7pm,
movie starts at dusk; free; for information, call 319-3621729, McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids
IA, McGrathAmphitheatre.com, 7pm Sat Jun 18

The Peanuts Movie, a family screening in the Summer
Movie Clubhouse series; for information, call 563-4410242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601
E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090,
10am Mon Jun 20 thru Thu Jun 23

Children’s Movie, enjoy ballpark refreshments while

watching a young boy return the lost bat of a baseball
legend; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public
Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 2:30pm Thu
Jun 23

Space Jam, screenings in the Throwback Thursdays

series at 2 & 7pm; free; for information, call 309-3422299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St, Galesburg IL,
GalesburgOrpheum.org, Thu Jun 23

edu-documentary on the giant screen; for tickets and
showtimes, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum &
Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.
org, Thu Jun 9 thru Thu Jun 30

Space Jam, a screening of the hit movie in the “Friday

Zootopia, a screening of the hit movie in the “Friday

Showtime at Silvis, enjoy the story of a notoriously

Features” series; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Fri Jun 10

Family Movie Series, on Fridays; get in the game and

out of the heat with a classic summer movie about sports
and games; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Fri Jun 10 thru Fri Jun 24

Friday Movie Matinee, on Fridays; catch some of

your favorite animated movies for a relaxing afternoon
treat; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,

Features” series; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Fri Jun 24
tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the
world at the 1988 Winter Olympics; for information, call
309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 1:30pm Sat Jun 25

Willy Wonks & the Chocolate Factory, a screening

in the TCM Summer Series; Sun. & Wed. 2 & 7pm; for
information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport
53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.
com/theatre-1090, Sun Jun 26 thru Wed Jun 29

Pan, a family screening in the Summer Movie Clubhouse
series; for information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport

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IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 10am Mon Jun 27 thru
Thu Jun 30

July
Family Movie Series, on Fridays; get in the game and

out of the heat with a classic summer movie about sports
and games; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Fri Jul 1 thru Fri Jul 8

Friday Movie Matinee, on Fridays; catch some of

your favorite animated movies for a relaxing afternoon
treat; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Jul 1 thru
Fri Jul 29

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, an Egyptian

edu-documentary on the giant screen; for tickets and
showtimes, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum &
Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.
org, Fri Jul 1 thru Sun Jul 31

Home, a family screening in the Summer Movie

Clubhouse series; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St,
Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 10am Mon
Jul 4 thru Thu Jul 7

YA Movie, get creeped out by a film adaptation of a

book adaptation of a classic Jane Austen novel… and
zombies; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public
Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 5:30pm Tue
Jul 5

Movies at Main, on Tuesdays; join us for kids’ movies

on the big screen and popcorn; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main
Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Tue
Jul 5 thru Tue Jul 26

Kung Fu Panda 3, a screening of the hit movie in

the “Friday Features” series; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Fri Jul 8

The Boxtrolls, a family screening in the Summer Movie
Clubhouse series; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St,
Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 10am Mon
Jul 11 thru Thu Jul 14

Inside Out, family screening in the Cedar Rapids Bank

& Trust Movies on the Riverbank; family activities at 7pm,
movie starts at dusk; free; for information, call 319-3621729, McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids
IA, McGrathAmphitheatre.com, 7pm Sat Jul 16

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July

The Sandlot, a family screening in the Summer Movie

Clubhouse series; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St,
Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 10am Mon
Jul 18 thru Thu Jul 21

The Land Before Time, screenings in the Throwback
Thursdays series at 2 & 7pm; free; for information,
call 309-342-2299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St,
Galesburg IL, GalesburgOrpheum.org, Thu Jul 21

The Sandlot, a screening of the hit movie in the “Friday
Features” series; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Fri Jul 22

Indoor Drive-in Movie Event: Jumanji, we’ll supply

car boxes that the kids can decorate and sit in while you
all enjoy a free movie and popcorn; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main, 401
19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm Fri
Jul 22

Norm of the North, a family screening in the Summer
Movie Clubhouse series; for information, call 563-4410242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601
E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090,
10am Mon Jul 25 thru Thu Jul 28

Showtime at Silvis, raised by wolves, a young

man-cub embarks on a journey of self-discovery while
attempting to flee the jungle from the threat of a
man-hating tiger; for information, call 309-755-3393,
Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
1:30pm Sat Jul 30

Howl’s Moving Castle, a screening of the film hit

in Summer of the Arts’ 2016 Free Movie Series; bring
your blankets and lawn chairs to relax under the
stars; there will also be some special entertainment
approximately one hour prior to many of the featured
movies; the films begin at sundown so the start time
varies as the days lengthen and shorten; free, University
of Iowa Pentacrest, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, Sat Jul 30

August
Shaun the Sheep Movie, a family screening in the

Summer Movie Clubhouse series; for information,
call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18
+ IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/
theatre-1090, 10am Mon Aug 1 thru Thu Aug 4

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, an Egyptian

edu-documentary on the giant screen; for tickets and
showtimes, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum &
Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.
org, Mon Aug 1 thru Wed Aug 31

Max, a family screening in the Summer Movie

Clubhouse series; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E 53rd St,
Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 10am Mon
Aug 8 thru Thu Aug 11

The Wizard of Oz, preeminent Oz and Judy Garland

Dave Matthews Band @ iWireless Center - June 28
bring your blankets and lawn chairs to relax under the
stars; there will also be some special entertainment
approximately one hour prior to many of the featured
movies; the films begin at sundown so the start time
varies as the days lengthen and shorten; free, University
of Iowa Pentacrest, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, Sat Aug 20

COURSES
June
Babysitting Clinic, a youth summer class for ages

11-16; $55; for information and to register, call 309-7968223, Black Hawk College Community Education Center,
404 E 3rd St, Kewanee IL, BHC.edu/youthclasses, 9am
Sat Jun 11

Language Camp, students in grades 3-5 will attend
the classes American Sign Language (ASL), French,
and Spanish; $95; for information and to register, call
309-796-8223, Black Hawk College Outreach Center,
301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline IL, BHC.edu/
youthclasses, 8am Mon Jun 13 thru Thu Jun 16

historian John Fricke will host a rare 35mm film
presentation of this classic motion picture; $3/person
or $10 family pack (max. 5 people); for information, call
563-326-8555, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport
IA, AdlerTheatre.com, Sat Aug 13

Pet First Aid - Caring for Your Pet, a youth summer

Inside Out, a screening of the film hit in Summer of the

Pet First Aid - Caring for Your Pet, a youth summer

Arts’ 2016 Free Movie Series; bring your blankets and
lawn chairs to relax under the stars; there will also be
some special entertainment approximately one hour
prior to many of the featured movies; the films begin at
sundown so the start time varies as the days lengthen
and shorten; free, University of Iowa Pentacrest,
University of Iowa, Iowa City IA, SummerOfTheArts.org,
Sat Aug 13

Zootopia, family screening in the Cedar Rapids Bank &

Trust Movies on the Riverbank; family activities at 7pm,
movie starts at dusk; free; for information, call 319-3621729, McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids
IA, McGrathAmphitheatre.com, 7pm Sat Aug 13

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a screening of the

film hit in Summer of the Arts’ 2016 Free Movie Series;

class for ages 5-7; $25; for information and to register,
call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College Outreach Center,
301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline IL, BHC.edu/
youthclasses, 10am Fri Jun 17
class for ages 8-10; $25; for information and to register,
call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College Outreach Center,
301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline IL, BHC.edu/
youthclasses, 1pm Fri Jun 17

Swim School: Summer 2, Mondays thru Thursdays;

ages 4-15 choose from 9:15am, 10:15am, 11:15am,
4:15pm, or 5:15pm class times; $55 for eight classes; for
information and to register, call 309-796-5601, Black
Hawk College - Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th
Avenue, Moline IL, BHC.edu/swim, Mon Jun 20 thru
Thu Jun 30

Coding for Kids, Tuesdays & Thursdays; a youth

summer class for those entering grades 7-8; $35; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities,

East Moline IL, BHC.edu/youthclasses, 1pm Tue Jun 21
thru Thu Jun 30

Youth Ministry Studies, offered in conjunction

with the Center for Ministry Development for those in
ministry with youth ages 11 to 18, in both parish and
school settings; for information, contact Chris Clow
at 563-333-6189 or ministry@sau.edu, St. Ambrose
University, 518 W Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu,
8:30am Thu Jun 23 thru Sun Jun 26

July
Coding for Kids, Tuesdays & Thursdays; a youth

summer class for those entering grades 5-6; $35; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities,
East Moline IL, BHC.edu/youthclasses, 1pm Tue Jul 5
thru Thu Jul 14

Swim School: Summer 3, Mondays thru Thursdays;

ages 4-15 choose from 9:15am, 10:15am, 11:15am,
4:15pm, or 5:15pm class times; $50 for seven classes; for
information and to register, call 309-796-5601, Black
Hawk College - Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th
Avenue, Moline IL, BHC.edu/swim, Tue Jul 5 thru Thu
Jul 14

Swim School: Session B, Mondays and Wednesdays;

$55 for eight classes; for information and to register, call
309-796-5601, Black Hawk College - Community Aquatic
Center, 6600 34th Avenue, Moline IL, BHC.edu/swim,
6:15pm Wed Jul 6 thru Mon Aug 1

The Noble Art of Fencing, in this special program

Spanish for Kids, a youth summer class for ages 7-10;

$25; for information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the
Cities, East Moline IL, BHC.edu/youthclasses, 10am Wed
Jul 13

Swim School: Summer 4, Mondays thru Thursdays;

ages 4-15 choose from 9:15am, 10:15am, 11:15am,
4:15pm, or 5:15pm class times; $55 for eight classes; for
information and to register, call 309-796-5601, Black
Hawk College - Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th
Avenue, Moline IL, BHC.edu/swim, Mon Jul 18 thru Thu
Jul 28

SUMMER CAMPS
Fashion Camp, students in grades 3-5 will attend the

classes DIY Fashion, Modeling/Skin Care/Etiquette, and
Yesterday & Today in Fashion; $95; for information and to
register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College Outreach
Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline IL, BHC.edu/
youthclasses, 8am Mon Jun 20 thru Thu Jun 23

Riverside United Methodist Church 2016 Bible
School, for potty-trained preschool children through

those who have completed the fifth grade; this year’s
theme is “Cave Quest”; snacks provided; for information,
call 309-764-6721 or e-mail rvrsideyouth@mediacombb.
net, Riverside United Methodist Church, 712 16th St,
Moline IL, QCRiverside.com/vbs-registration, 6pm Mon
Jun 27 thru Fri Jul 1

Camp 56, on weekdays; Festival 56 and Learning

for grades 3-8, kids will learn about the basics of the
sport, including a look at fencer equipment and learning
some moves; then apply what you’ve learned in a
mock-fencing match (using padded foam noodles); for
information, call 309-732-7360, Rock Island Public Library
- Main, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
3pm Wed Jul 6

Stage offers a two-week summer day camp for youth
entering third grade through 2016 graduating seniors;
participants will have the opportunity to experience
and take part in live performances, while immersing
themselves in the many aspects of producing a show;
$100/child; for information and to register, call 815-8795656, Festival 56, 316 S Main St, Princeton IL, Festival56.
com, Mon Jun 27 thru Fri Jul 8

Robotics, a youth summer class for those entering

Zoology/Math Camp, students in grades 3-5 will

grades 6-8; $139; for information and to register, call
309-796-8223, Black Hawk College Outreach Center,
301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline IL, BHC.edu/
youthclasses, 9am Mon Jul 11 thru Thu Jul 14

attend the classes World of Animals, Math Projects, and
Birds; $95; for information and to register, call 309-7968223, Black Hawk College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue
of the Cities, East Moline IL, BHC.edu/youthclasses, 8am
Mon Jun 27 thru Thu Jun 30

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Youth Mission Camp: Just5Days, a week-long

experience of service, learning, and prayer for middleschool students; for information, contact Chris Clow
at 563-333-6189 or ministry@sau.edu, St. Ambrose
University, 518 W Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, Mon
Jul 18 thru Fri Jul 22

First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire Bible
School, for those who have completed Kindergarten

through 6th grade; dinner, games, crafts, Bible lessons,
music, and more; for information and to register, call
563-289-4371, First Presbyterian Church - LeClaire, 200
S 12th St, LeClaire IA, FPCLeClaire.org, 5pm Mon Jul 25
thru Thu Jul 28

Young Emerging Writers Middle School Camp,

consists of close instruction in prose, poetry, and drama,
and culminates in a public reading of the students’ work
with guest instructors and immersion in the literary
arts to enhance, improve, and diversify writing skills;
$100; full scholarships will be available and granted to
those with financial need; for information, call 563-3241410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E 2nd St Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Mon Jul 25 thru Fri
Jul 29

OTHER EVENTS

S 12th St, LeClaire IA, FPCLeClaire.org, 5pm Sun Jun 12
thru Sun Aug 28

Garden Time at the FLC, on Wednesdays;

hands-in- the-soil gardening fun for preschoolers;
free; for information, call 563-328-7275, Fejervary
Learning Center, 1800 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks, 3:30pm Wed Jun 15
thru Wed Jun 29

My Little Wheelbarrow, on Wednesdays;

preschoolers experience the wonders of gardening with
hands-on activities; free; for information, call 563-3287275, Vander Veer Conservatory, 215 W Central Park,
Davenport IA, CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks, 10am
Wed Jun 15 thru Wed Jun 29

Little Sprouts, ages 2-6 will enjoy 30 minutes of

nature-based, hands-on seasonal activities; $2-3;
for information, call 563-328-7275, Vander Veer
Conservatory, 215 W Central Park, Davenport IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks, 10:30am Thu Jun 16

Little Sprouts West, ages 2-6 will enjoy 30 minutes

of nature-based, hands-on seasonal activities;
$2-3; for information, call 563-328-7275, Fejervary
Learning Center, 1800 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks, 3:30pm Thu Jun 16

4-H Entomology Club, at the prairie by the museum;

June
Zookeeper Chats, daily at noon & 3pm; find out what

it’s like to feed and care for a wild animal; free with $4.258.25 admission; for information, call 309-799-3482, Niabi
Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL, NiabiZoo.com,
Thu Jun 9 thru Thu Jun 30

Kid’s Wild Fest, a wild zoo event sponsored by

WQAD Channel 8; free with $4.25-8.25 admission; for
information, call 309-799-3482, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi
Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL, NiabiZoo.com, 10am Sat Jun 11

Junior Ranger Program Hike, for information,

kids explore bugs across the Quad Cities this summer;
for information, call 309-756-9978, Black Hawk State Park
Lodge, 1500 Black Hawk Rd, Rock Island IL, Extension.
Illinois.edu/hmrs, 10am Sat Jun 18

Jungle Jubilee, for ages 3+; a special party complete

with jungle food, amazing jungle plants, and an exciting
variety of crafts and activities for the whole family to
enjoy; $10-12; for information, call 563-328-7275, Vander
Veer Conservatory, 215 W Central Park, Davenport IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks, 6pm Tue Jun 21

Breakfast with the Animals, enjoy a warm breakfast

call 563-873-3491 ext. 202, Effigy Mounds National
Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry IA, NPS.gov/efmo,
1pm Sat Jun 11

buffet and then experience Niabi animals as our special
guests; $4.25-8.25 general admission; for information,
call 309-799-3482, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal
Valley IL, NiabiZoo.com, 10am Sat Jun 25

32nd Annual Strawberry Stampede, quarter-mile

World Giraffe Day, celebrate the world’s tallest land

runs for ages 6 & under, and 1-mile runs for ages 14 &
under; with trophies for winners in male and female
races, door prizes, an awards ceremony, and more; 9am
quarter-mile girls run, 9:15am quarter-mile boys run,
9:30am 1-mile run; $14-20 registration; for information,
e-mail Scott Hoag at shoag@netins.net, Long Grove
Community Center, 114 North 1st Street, Long Grove IA,
9am Sun Jun 12

Sum’Time, a sometime summer program on two

Sunday evenings each month thru August; with dinner,
games, a bible lesson, and fun for those who will be
going to 7th-10th grade in the fall; for information, call
563-289-4371, First Presbyterian Church - LeClaire, 200

mammal; we’ll have games and activities as well as
chances to win a personal giraffe encounter; free with
$4.25-8.25 admission; for information, call 309-799-3482,
Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL, NiabiZoo.
com, 10am Sat Jun 25

Independence Day Playgroup, for information,

e-mail info@quadcitymomsblog.com, Chick-fil-A at
Davenport, 2945 E 53rd St, Davenport IA, 9am Tue Jun
28

July

Youth Spear Throwing Contest, for information, call

Zookeeper Chats, daily at noon & 3pm; find out what

it’s like to feed and care for a wild animal; free with $4.258.25 admission; for information, call 309-799-3482, Niabi
Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL, NiabiZoo.com,
Fri Jul 1 thru Sun Jul 31

Garden Time at the FLC, on Wednesdays;

hands-in- the-soil gardening fun for preschoolers;
free; for information, call 563-328-7275, Fejervary
Learning Center, 1800 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks, 3:30pm Wed Jul 6
thru Wed Jul 27

My Little Wheelbarrow, on Wednesdays;

preschoolers experience the wonders of gardening with
hands-on activities; free; for information, call 563-3287275, Vander Veer Conservatory, 215 W Central Park,
Davenport IA, CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks, 10am
Wed Jul 6 thru Wed Jul 27

4-H Entomology Club, in the flower and backyard

gardens; kids explore bugs across the Quad Cities this
summer; for information, call 309-756-9978, Quad City
Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock Island IL, Extension.
Illinois.edu/hmrs, 10am Sat Jul 9

Breakfast with the Animals, enjoy a warm breakfast
buffet and then experience Niabi animals as our special
guests; $4.25-8.25 general admission; for information,
call 309-799-3482, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal
Valley IL, NiabiZoo.com, 10am Sat Jul 16

Christmas in July, watch the animals receive special

319-523- 8381, Louisa County Conservation Office, 12635
County Rd G56, Wapello IA, LouisaCountyConservation.
org, Wed Jul 27

Family Night on the Farm, for information, e-mail
info@quadcitymomsblog.com, Henry County Farm
Bureau, 114 N East St, Cambridge IL, Fri Jul 29

August
Zookeeper Chats, daily at noon & 3pm; find out what

it’s like to feed and care for a wild animal; free with $4.258.25 admission; for information, call 309-799-3482, Niabi
Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL, NiabiZoo.com,
Mon Aug 1 thru Wed Aug 31

Breakfast with the Animals, enjoy a warm breakfast
buffet and then experience Niabi animals as our special
guests; $4.25-8.25 general admission; for information,
call 309-799-3482, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal
Valley IL, NiabiZoo.com, 10am Sat Aug 6

Reptile Day, join us as we explore the world of reptiles;
$4.25-8.25 general admission; for information, call 309799-3482, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL,
NiabiZoo.com, 10am Sat Aug 6

Kids Archeology Day, event featuring crafts, games,

demonstrations, and a sandbox dig; for information,
call 563-873-3491 ext. 202, Effigy Mounds National
Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry IA, NPS.gov/efmo,
1pm Sat Aug 6

“presents” between 11am and 2pm and learn all about
them; we’ll also have “cool” games and treats for our
visitors to enjoy; $4.25-8.25 general admission; for
information, call 309-799-3482, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi
Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL, NiabiZoo.com, 10am Sat Jul 16

4-H Entomology Club, kids explore bugs in the

Junior Ranger Program Hike, for information,

call 563-873-3491 ext. 202, Effigy Mounds National
Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry IA, NPS.gov/efmo,
1pm Sat Jul 16

nature-based, hands-on seasonal activities; $2-3;
for information, call 563-328-7275, Vander Veer
Conservatory, 215 W Central Park, Davenport IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks, 10:30am Thu Aug 18

Little Sprouts, at 10:30am & 3:30pm; ages 2-6 will

Little Sprouts West, ages 2-6 will enjoy 30 minutes

enjoy 30 minutes of nature-based, hands-on seasonal
activities; $2-3; for information, call 563-328-7275,
Vander Veer Conservatory, 215 W Central Park,
Davenport IA, CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks, Thu
Jul 21

Little Sprouts West, ages 2-6 will enjoy 30 minutes

of nature-based, hands-on seasonal activities;
$2-3; for information, call 563-328-7275, Fejervary
Learning Center, 1800 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks, 3:30pm Thu Jul 21

4-H Entomology Club, kids explore bugs across the

Quad Cities this summer; for information, call 309-7569978, Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave, Davenport IA,
Extension.Illinois.edu/hmrs, 10am Sat Jul 23

woodlands; for information, call 309-756-9978, Singing
Bird Nature Center, Black Hawk State Historic Site, Rock
Island IL, Extension.Illinois.edu/hmrs, 10am Sat Aug 13

Little Sprouts, ages 2-6 will enjoy 30 minutes of

of nature-based, hands-on seasonal activities;
$2-3; for information, call 563-328-7275, Fejervary
Learning Center, 1800 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com/parks, 3:30pm Thu Aug 18

Junior Ranger Program Hike, for information,

call 563-873-3491 ext. 202, Effigy Mounds National
Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry IA, NPS.gov/efmo,
1pm Sat Aug 20

4-H Entomology Club, nighttime insect observation

for kids; for information, call 309-756-9978, Singing Bird
Nature Center, Black Hawk State Historic Site, Rock Island
IL, Extension.Illinois.edu/hmrs, 7pm Sat Aug 27

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If Mama Was Harried

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By Mike Schulz
mike@rcreader.com

Gypsy, at the Timber Lake Playhouse through June 12

T

here was much to love about the Timber Lake
Playhouse’s opening-night presentation of
Gypsy. But if pressed for a favorite moment in
this dynamically entertaining musical, it might’ve
been the one in Act II in which a third-rate
burlesque show loses its featured stripper, and
our protagonist Mama Rose, without apology or
shame, volunteers her long-ignored, wallflower
daughter Louise for the job. It wasn’t the narrative
turn that got me; it was the response of Timber
Lake’s audience, who released a collective “Oh
no she didn’t!” gasp-and-laugh implying they
were legitimately shocked – shocked! – at Rose’s
readiness to pimp out her child. Was this crowd
somehow under the impression that, despite
all previous evidence, Mama was actually not
a monster?
I adored the reaction because it suggested not
only that patrons were wholly engrossed in the
story, which they should’ve been, but that many of
them were perhaps not previously familiar with
Gypsy – in which case director James Beaudry’s
production serves as a particularly outstanding
introduction. Composer Jule Styne’s score, one
of the 20th Century’s finest, sounded smashing
from overture on, with conductor/keyboardist
Andrew Milliken and his eight-person ensemble
oftentimes playing in full view of the audience.
Yet minute by minute, Arthur Laurents’ book and
Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics were handled, alternately, with the beguiling lightness and forcefulness we fans hope for from this tale of a savagely
controlling stage mother and the daughters
longing to escape her. It’s hugely challenging and
rewarding material – not for nothing did the New
York Times’ Frank Rich call Gypsy “Broadway’s
own brassy, unlikely answer to King Lear” – and
Timber Lake’s rendition is rewarding in spades.
For the show’s supremely charismatic guest
actor Saundra Santiago, who plays Mama Rose,
Thursday night also proved visibly challenging, at least when it came to her dialogue. She
never appeared completely at sea, but in too
many scenes it was impossible to not notice the
awkward pauses, repetitions, and occasional
phrases that made no grammatical sense – all of
which would’ve been easier to overlook, or write
off as opening-night nerves, if not for Santiago’s
intimidating résumé. (Her credits include 2003’s
Tony-winning Broadway revival of Nine and
recurring roles on TV’s Miami Vice, The Sopranos,
and Damages.)
Blessedly and thrillingly, however, Santiago
showed no such uncertainly when singing. As
she belted out her first number, “Some People,” I
was so blown away by her vocal power, expressiveness, and perfect pitch that I would’ve needed
a sandblaster to wipe the grin off my face. And as
Rose’s parade of hits continued – from “Mr. Goldstone” to “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” to the

devastating “Rose’s Turn” climax – there was no
denying that this was an exhilarating, capitalized
Star Performance regardless of line troubles. Best
of all, and maybe hardest of all, Santiago ensured
that the tirelessly demanding Rose didn’t come
off as a cartoon ogre. The performer, who never
seemed to judge the well-meaning harpy she was
playing, kept Rose life-sized and specific, and
when she overshadowed others on-stage, it was
always clear that it was Rose, not Santiago, who
was doing the overshadowing.
Not that, given the formidable talent employed
for Gypsy, doing so was ever going to be easy.
Olivia Kaufmann, an absolutely bewitching
Louise, displays a rare ability to convey her
lyrics’ meaning through unaffected honesty
and simplicity, and you wholly buy her gradual
transformation from shy sweetheart to knock’em-dead starlet; with her gorgeous soprano and
subtle emotionalism in especially heartbreaking
form on Louise’s “Little Lamb” solo, Kaufmann
delivers a triumphant turn. But director Beaudry,
who pulls off a magnificent coup de theatre with
his and lighting designer Riley Wood’s strobe-lit
fast-forward from one tacky vaudeville routine
to another, has got to be one of the best friends
a stage actor ever had. I admired the sheepish
decency of John B. Boss’ Herbie and giggled like
mad at Caroline Kasay’s chirpy take on favored
sibling June, who’s not half as ditsy and subservient as Rose imagines. This Gypsy, though, is
chockablock with staging and Zachary L. Gray
choreography that allow the entire cast to shine,
no matter how much stage time they’re given.
The stunning dancer Liam Johnson goes to
town on a dazzling “All I Need Is the Girl.” Alec
Irion, quadruple-cast and excellent, hints that he
might end up this summer’s character-actor MVP.
Annalise Griswold, Shayla Brielle, and Elya Faye
Bottiger (with a hilarious Lina Lamont squawk)
execute a show-stopping “Gotta Get a Gimmick”
that, on Thursday, routinely earned mid-song
applause. (Among costumer Kenan Burchette’s
many extraordinary creations, Bottiger’s swan
outfit would be a priceless trick-or-treating option
if it weren’t designed to be worn by strippers.)
Even the little kids are fabulous, with the beaming
Avery Findlay, as Baby June, performing two sets
of cartwheels that end in the splits – a sight soon
equaled by the petite Avery Moran, in a sailor suit,
performing a cartwheel one-handed. They were
ideal visual representations for Timber Lake’s
Gypsy experience, because God knows I was
doing cartwheels in my head.
Gypsy runs at the Timber Lake Playhouse
(8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll) through
June 12, and more information and tickets are
available by calling (815)244-2035 or visiting
TimberLakePlayhouse.org.

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Man-Cave Dwellers

The Odd Couple, at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre through June 11

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he Clinton Area Showboat Theatre is
titling its summer schedule of shows
“A Season of American Classics,” and
it was kicked off on June 2 with The Odd
Couple. And what a kickoff it was, as the
ensemble cast, directed by Jami Witt, didn’t
have a weak player on the team.
Being of a certain age, I remember the
weekly attics of Tony Randall’s Felix Unger
and Jack Klugman’s Oscar Madison on the
TV sitcom spawned from playwright Neil
Simon’s 1965 Broadway hit, and wondered,
as I perused the audience on opening night,
how many of them knew that this play
started it all – the series, the current reboot, and the two movies. I spotted several
10-year-olds, several teens, and a whole
lot of 20-somethings sprinkled among the
older adults, but as evidenced by the spirited
laughter throughout the evening, Simon’s
50-year-old play still holds up for everyone.
Those of you who are Mad Men fans and
enjoy the stylized, classy 1960s clothes and
sets will see another side of 1965 New York
here. Oscar Madison is a newly divorced
sportswriter who has taken his newfound
“freedom” to heart, never cleaning or putting anything away, and hosting weekly
poker games in his eight-room apartment.
Scenic designer Steven P. House and his crew
created this mishmash man-cave outfitted
with the latest Salvation Army plaid sofa,
mismatched chairs, and poker table. With
clothes strewn everywhere, and the constant
mist of cigar and cigarette smoke (created
by water vapor), it’s the opposite of style and
class … and yet I found it irresistibly inviting. To add to the ambiance, when the two
windows of the apartment were open, they
let in the sounds of NYC street traffic, which
was effective without being distracting,
and an impressive, realistic touch by sound
designer Cameron Hoffman.
The opening scene of Oscar (Matthew
Teague Miller) and his poker buddies
(Otis Jeffries, Derrick Bertram, Jon Loya,
and Cash Maciel) featured dialogue full of
energy and funny lines, and set the tone for
an engaging and satisfying show. Although
all of the actors playing Oscar’s pals held
their own, Maciel, as Vinny, particularly
stood out. With his high-pitched Brooklyn
accent, Maciel’s Vinny managed to get on
everyone’s last nerve to the comic delight
of the audience. These performers also
knew how to hold their next lines until
the laughter subsided (which they had to
do often) and yet kept the pace sharp and
quick, making their conversations all the
more realistic.

Upon learning that their pal Felix Unger
(David Coolidge) has been thrown out by
his wife, the guys try to help, with Oscar
offering Felix a bedroom that he reluctantly accepts. Before long, though, we
understand why Felix has been kicked out;
in the words of Oscar, “He’s a nut!” As the
compulsive neat-freak Felix, Coolidge plays
his character with a blend of comedic drollness and earnestness that becomes Oscar’s
undoing, and manages to embody that
annoying person that we want to feel sorry
for, but who makes it impossible because
he’s so darn irritating.
Miller, as the irascible but likable slob
Oscar, employs a fast-talking tempo that’s
naturalistic yet so distinct that I never
missed any of his acerbic, humorous lines.
His transformation from caring friend to
man on the edge of a nervous breakdown
was played with just the right amount
of tension and comic mania, and Miller
proved the perfect foil to Coolidge’s Felix,
who offered a genuine cluelessness about
his irksome behavior. The Odd Couple’s
leads were amazing in their timing and
readings and reactions, even though, at
times, Miller would deliver his lines more
toward the audience than Felix, which was
distracting. Miller was most effective when
his interplay with Coolidge was personal
and direct, and we could simply sit back
and enjoy the fireworks.
As the kooky Pigeon (their last name)
sisters – neighbors whom Oscar is hoping
to “get to know better” – Holly Moss and
Olivia Schaperjohn were also engaging
with their spot-on British accents. The
women’s silly sexual innuendos were
delivered with great comedic timing, and it
was fun to watch them as they giggled and
flirted in quirky outfits (also designed by
House) suggesting 1960s Carnaby Street.
This story of two friends who become
mismatched roommates has nonstop
humor and ends with pathos, and as
presented by the Showboat, The Odd
Couple also boasts creative chemistry and
energy that make for an enjoyable evening
of theatre. I only have one question for
Neil Simon: How does a newspaper writer
afford an eight-room apartment in New
York City?!
The Odd Couple runs at the Clinton
Area Showboat Theatre (303 Riverview
Drive, Clinton) through June 11, and
more information and tickets are available by calling (563)242-6760 or visiting
ClintonShowboat.org.

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the

Canine and a Half Weeks

Advice
Goddess

My girlfriend sleeps with her two mediumsized dogs. They are, to quote her, her “babies.”
I see them more as her bodyguards. We don’t
live together, but even when I sleep over, which
is a few times a week, she refuses to kick them
out of the bed. She has a nice bed they could
sleep on downstairs in a spare room, but she
says she doesn’t trust them down there.
– Second Fiddle
She doesn’t trust them down there in the
spare room? What will they do, get on the
landline and make prank calls to Taiwan?
The truth is, a dog (or dogs) left alone in a
room may, in short order, chew a $900 leather
chair into a $900 pile of stuffing. People tend to
see this as the dog’s scheming attempt to show
its owner who’s boss. However, anthrozoologist and doggie-behavior researcher John
W.S. Bradshaw says the notion that dogs are
engaged in this fight for dominance with
humans just isn’t supported by modern science. Unfortunately, widespread belief in this
myth has led many to see (highly effective)
reward-based dog training as coddling and
instead opt for Stalin-istic confrontation- and
punishment-based training, which Bradshaw writes “may initially suppress (some
unwanted) behavior but can then cause the
dog to become depressed and withdrawn.”
Chewing, Bradshaw explains, is actually a
form of tension relief for a dog. Tension? Because
the dog has a big project due at the office? Well,
actually, we bred dogs to bond with us, so they
evolved to find human contact very rewarding.
And according to Bradshaw’s research, many
dogs experience serious “separation distress”
when isolated from their owner – which they
often express in all sorts of decor-destroying
ways. (Welcome to Bed Bath & Look, It’s a Giant
Dog Bone with Throw Pillows!)
Now maybe you’re thinking, “The girlfriend’s two dogs have each other!” If only that
counted in dog terms. Bradshaw references a
study in which mutts in a kennel, separated
from their usual canine kennel mates, didn’t
act out; however, those separated from their
usual human caretakers freaked. As Bradshaw
puts it, for a dog, the key pack member is
“almost always a human.”
As for the human conflict here, relationships researcher John Gottman explains that
the answer to gridlock on an issue isn’t solving
the problem (which may be impossible)
but being able to talk about it with humor,

BY AMY ALKON

empathy, and affection. What’s essential is
that your feelings seem to be important to
your girlfriend and that she at least considers
possible compromises, such as having the doggies in her bedroom but on beds on the floor.
(It may take some training to get a bed dog to
be a floor dog.) Ultimately, in the bedroom,
the Reign of Terrier may not end, but on the
upside, paw-print place mats have yet to appear
on the dining table, and your customary glass
of Merlot isn’t being set next to a bowl of pasta
primavera on the floor.

Ugly Batty

I’m a guy in my late 30s. I don’t fear
commitment; I fear surprise – the surprise
I get when I find I’m with yet another crazy
woman. My previous two girlfriends eventually turned out to be total psychos – mean,
controlling, and paranoid that I was cheating (which I’ve never done). I’m beginning to
think love is a ruse, with women pretending
to be cool and balanced until their true crazy
colors come out.
– Weary
There are events in life that are totally unexpected, like getting sucked up by a big vacuum
hose into a passing alien spaceship. If you’re
the one who ends up under the probe, we don’t
get to go all accuse-y on you, like, “You … went
out to the mailbox on a Saturday afternoon?!
What were you thinking?!!”
In relationships, however, though there are
a few gifted crazies who can pull the long con,
most reveal who they really are in many small
ways – long before you wake up strapped to a
chair with a bright light shining in your eyes:
“Tell me why you had sex with the neighbor!”
she bellows. You: “Wait – the 90-year-old?”
Identifying which ladies are from Batshitistan involves two things: (1) taking things really
slowly so you can look at a woman’s behavior
over time, especially when she doesn’t think
you’re looking; and (2) wanting to see more
than you want to believe.
It also might help you to take an honest
approach to the past – admitting that you
treated hope as a creative alternative to critical analysis. This should help keep you from
rashly welcoming the wrong people into your
life, like that dark stranger ringing your bell
in the hooded cloak: “Come on in, mister!
There’s a bowl of nuts on the table and there
are cocktails on the minibar. May I take your
scythe?”

Got A Problem? Ask Amy Alkon.

171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405
or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com (AdviceGoddess.com)
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ARIES (March 21-April 19):
Mythologist Joseph Campbell analyzed
fairy tales for clues about how the
human psyche works. For example, he said that a
fairy-tale character who’s riding a horse is a
representation of our relationship with our
instinctual nature. If that character drops the
reins and lets the horse gallop without guidance,
he or she is symbolically surrendering control to
the instincts. I bring this to your attention because
I suspect you may soon be tempted to do just that
that – which wouldn’t be wise. In my opinion,
you’ll be best served by going against the flow of
what seems natural. Sublimation and transcendence will keep you much stronger than if you
followed the line of least resistance. Homework:
Visualize yourself, as you ride your horse, keeping
a relaxed but firm grasp of the reins.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I will
provide you with two lists of words.
One of these lists, but not both, will
characterize the nature of your predominant
experiences in the coming weeks. It will be
mostly up to you which emerges as the winner.
Now read the two lists, pick the one you like
better, and instruct your subconscious mind to
lead you in that direction. List 1: gluttony,
bloating, overkill, padding, exorbitance. List 2:
mother lode, wellspring, bumper crop, gold
mine, cornucopia.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In his
poem “Interrupted Meditation,” Robert
Hass blurts out the following
exclamation: “I give you, here, now, a magic key.
What does it open? This key I give you, what
exactly does it open?” How would you answer this
question, Gemini? What door or lock or heart or
treasure box do you most need opened? Decide
today. And please don’t name five things you need
opened. Choose one, and one only. To do so will
dissolve a mental block that has up until now kept
you from finding the real magic key.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): The
following excerpt from Wendell
Berry’s poem “Woods” captures the
essence of your current situation: “I part the
out-thrusting branches and come in beneath
the blessed and the blessing trees. Though I am
silent there is singing around me. Though I am
dark there is vision around me. Though I am
heavy there is flight around me.” Please
remember this poem at least three times a day
during the next two weeks. It’s important for
you to know that no matter what murky or
maudlin or mysterious mood you might be in,
you are surrounded by vitality and generosity.
LEO (July 23-August 22): A
half-dead blast from the past is
throttling the free flow of your
imagination. Your best possible future will be
postponed until you agree to deal more
intimately with this crumbled dream, which
you have never fully grieved or surrendered. So

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here’s my advice: Summon the bravest, smartest
love you’re capable of, and lay your sad loss to
rest with gentle ferocity. This may take a while,
so be patient. Be inspired by the fact that your
new supply of brave, smart love will be a crucial
resource for the rest of your long life.

handling steep rises and sudden dips at high
speeds. And that won’t be the only rough talent
you’ll have in abundance. I’m guessing you could
also set new personal bests in the categories of
most frequent changes of mind, most heroic
leaps of faith, and fastest talking.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22):
Five times every day, devout Muslims
face their holiest city, Mecca, and say
prayers to Allah. Even if you’re not Islamic, I
recommend that you carry out your own
unique version of this ritual. The next three
weeks will be a favorable time to cultivate a
closer relationship with the inspirational
influence, the high ideal, or the divine being
that reigns supreme in your life. Here’s how you
could do it: Identify a place that excites your
imagination and provokes a sense of wonder.
Five times a day for the next 21 days, bow in the
direction of this treasured spot. Unleash songs,
vows, and celebratory expostulations that
deepen your fierce and tender commitment to
what you trust most and love best.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19): Whether we like to admit it or
not, all of us have acted like puppets.
Bosses and teachers and loved ones can
manipulate us even if they’re not in our presence.
Our conditioned responses and programmed
impulses may control our behavior in the present
moment even though they were formed long ago.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that now
and then moments of lucidity blossom, revealing
the puppet strings. We emerge from our
unconsciousness and see that we’re under the
spell of influential people to whom we have
surrendered our power. This is one of those
magic times for you, Capricorn.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22):
“The road reaches every place, the
shortcut only one,” says aphorist
James Richardson. In many cases, that’s not a
problem. Who among us has unlimited time
and energy? Why leave all the options open?
Shortcuts can be valuable. It’s often smart to be
ruthlessly efficient as we head toward our
destination. But here’s a caveat: According to
my analysis of the astrological omens, you’re
now in a phase when taking shortcuts may be
counterproductive. To be as well-seasoned as
you will need to be to reach your goal, you
should probably take the scenic route. The long
way around may, in this instance, be the most
efficient and effective.
SCORPIO (October 23-November
21): “Truth is like the flu,” says poet
James Richardson. “I fight it off, but it
changes in other bodies and returns in a form to
which I am not immune.” In the coming days,
Scorpio, I suspect you will experience that
riddle first hand – and probably on more than
one occasion. Obvious secrets and wild
understandings that you have fought against
finding out will mutate in just the right way to
sneak past your defenses. Unwelcome insights
you’ve been trying to ignore will finally wiggle
their way into your psyche. Don’t worry,
though. These new arrivals will be turn out to
be good medicine.
SAGITTARIUS (November
22-December 21): According to
Guinness World Records, the most
consecutive time spent riding on a roller coaster
is 405 hours and 40 minutes. But I suspect that
during the next 15 months, a Sagittarian
daredevil may exceed this mark. I have come to
this conclusion because I believe your tribe will
be especially adept and relatively comfortable at

AQUARIUS (January 20-February
18): A few weeks ago you undertook a
new course of study in the art of fun
and games. You realized you hadn’t been playing
hard enough, and took measures to correct the
problem. After re-familiarizing yourself with the
mysteries of innocent joy, you raised the stakes.
You began dabbling with more intensive forms of
relief and release. Now you have the chance to go
even further: to explore the mysteries of
experimental delight. Exuberant escapades may
become available to you. Amorous adventures
could invite you to explore the frontiers of
liberated love. Will you be brave and free enough
to meet the challenge of such deeply meaningful
gaiety? Meditate on this radical possibility:
spiritually adept hedonism.
PISCES (February 19-March 20):
Poet Sharon Dolin compares artists to
sunflowers. They create “a tall flashy
flower that then grows heavy with seeds whose
small hard shells you must crack to get to the
rich nut meat.” As I contemplate the current
chapter of your unfolding story, I see you as
being engaged in a similar process, even if
you’re not literally an artist. To be exact, you’re
at the point when you are producing a tall flashy
flower. The seeds have not yet begun to form,
but they will soon. Later this year, the rich nut
meat inside the small hard shells will be ready to
pluck. For now, concentrate on generating your
gorgeous, radiant flower.

Homework: Psychologists say that a good
way to eliminate a bad habit is to replace
it with a good one. Do that! Testify at
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5. Fall’s predecessor
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20. Retreat
21. Dinner item
22. _ O’Neill Chaplin
23. Spends the night or lingers?: 4 wds.
27. Exam subjects
28. Upscale
29. Trick, in a way
30. Keep _ on
31. Bundles
32. Brad
33. Skirt feature
35. Long narrative
36. State in Mexico
40. Choose
41. _ facto
42. Work, work, work
44. Mauna _
45. Inspects or misses?: 4 wds.
50. Merriment
51. Girl in Saginaw
52. Blowout
53. Host on camera
54. Active no more
57. Sculptor _ Oldenburg
58. Not watertight
59. Poems
60. Stuffs
61. Sommer or Little
62. Dirties
64. Arkin and Alda
65. _ _ kin
68. Prepare fish
69. Horned animal
70. George Eliot’s Adam
71. Mineral
73. Assumes control or outstrips?: 4
wds.
78. Palindrome in a palindrome
79. Spirited
80. Discord personified
81. Aka
82. Remorseful one
85. Adolescent

86. Kind of knife
87. Like-new
88. Hellions
90. Avatar of Vishnu
91. Special Ops operative
94. “The Purple Rose of _”
95. Oxygenized
98. Drops in or prevails?: 4 wds.
102. Saharan
103. Furthered
104. Win by _ _
105. Precept
106. Be worthy of
107. Exploits
108. Made a bovine sound
109. River in Belgium
DOWN
1. Exclamations
2. Golf stroke
3. Wings
4. Place for a needle
5. Moon of Saturn
6. Dance parties
7. Noted lithographer
8. “_ Ring des Nibelungen”
9. Nine-sided figure
10. Lange or Shaw
11. Cheers
12. Yielded
13. Application
14. Long tapering flag
15. Carafe
16. Leonine sound
17. New age artist
18. Hornet
24. Fits and _
25. Earthenware vessel
26. Cutting
31. Oil port in Iraq
32. Omphalos
33. Batter ingredient
34. Sierra _
35. Lay out
36. Homes for troglodytes
37. Carriage or cuckoo
38. Sentimental
39. Leisure
40. Will Ferrell film

41. Woody vines
42. Cooks a certain way
43. Favorite things
46. Monsters
47. Disney World locale
48. Parasite
49. Missouri River city
55. Sheer fabric
56. Runs in neutral
57. Crack
58. Liquid measure
60. Kent or Gable
61. Midway attractions
62. Kind of tactic
63. Of a wood
64. Warn
65. Kline or Spacey
66. Finnish telecom
67. Trepidation
68. Footfall
69. Affair
70. Tiresome talkers
72. Curved letter
74. Driver’s place: 2 wds.
75. Complete
76. Airport area
77. Dependent on chance
83. Block
84. Fastens
85. Poi source
86. Excluded
88. Revealed
89. Kitchen refuse
90. Della or Pee Wee
91. Cicatrix
92. Ibsen role
93. Ersatz: Abbr.
94. Yield by treaty
95. Admit
96. Big birds
97. Proofer’s notation
99. Contend
100. Lennon’s widow
101. Sunday talk: Abbr.

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THURSDAY

9

50 Shades of Rock – Bass Street
Landing Plaza, , Moline IL
The Beggermen – Herbert Hoover
National Historic Site, off I-80 at
exit 254, West Branch IA
Chuck Murphy (6pm) – Go Fish
Marina Bar & Grill, 411 River Dr.,
Princeton IA
Copperhead Creek Band – Riverside
Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Highway 22, Riverside IA
Curtis Salgado – Craig Erickson –
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport IA
Friends of Vander Veer Summer
Concert (6:30pm) – Vander Veer
Botanical Park, 215 W Central Park,
Davenport IA
Gleemer – Sea of Trees – Stars
Hollow – Groggy Darko & the
Influence – Tell Bob Aloha – RozzTox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Grant Wallace Band – CSPS/Legion
Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA
Jordan Danielsen & Jef Spradley
– The J Bar, 4215 Elmore Ave.,
Davenport IA
The Low Down – Soul Phlegm – Iowa
City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa
City IA
Molly Conrad (6:30pm) – Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf IA
Ryan Joseph Anderson –
Extravision – The Lonelyhearts
– The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St.,
Iowa City IA
Seasaw – Hot Tang – Crystal City
(9pm) – Bass Therapy (10pm) –
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
City IA

FRIDAY

10

3rd Street Villains – Harley Corin’s,
1708 State St., Bettendorf IA
America’s River Festival: Gunnar
& The Grizzly Boys (7pm) – Jon
Pardi (8:30pm) – Nitty Gritty Dirt
Band (10pm) – Port of Dubuque
Marina, 450 E. 3rd St., Dubuque IA
CASI New Horizons Band – Bill Bowe
Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park,
Bettendorf IA
The Cactus Blossoms – CSPS/Legion
Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA
Cheese Pizza (5pm) – McGrath
Amphitheater, 475 1st St. SE, Cedar
Rapids IA
Chris Avey & “Detroit” Larry
Davison – Flatted Fifth Blues &
BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA
Chris Cain Band – Cabana’s Bar &
Grille, 2120 4th Ave., Rock Island IL
Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show
– Missippi Brew, 107 Iowa Ave.,
Muscatine IA
Gumbo Ya Ya – The District of Rock
Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109
(office), Rock Island IL
Hap Hazard – 11th Street Precinct,
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Jerry Beauchamp Dance – Walcott
Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Walcott
IA
Lil Wayne – O.T. Genesis – iWireless
Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL
Live Lunch w/ Tony Hoeppner
(noon) – RME Community Stage,
131 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA
Machine Gun Willy Band (6pm) –
Rock Island Hy-Vee Market Grille,
2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL
The Manny Lopez Big Band (6pm) –
The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third
Ave., Rock Island IL

Young Jesus @ Rozz-Tox - June 22
Minus Six – River House, 1510 River
Dr., Moline IL
Motherlode (6:30pm) – Pedestrian
Plaza, Downtown Iowa City, Iowa
City IA
Pastmasters – Riverside Casino and
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside IA
QC Junetopia: Harakiri – Sage,
the 64th Wonder – World Map –
Airo Kwil – Mountain Swallower
– Sept of Memnon – Sports?
Sports! (6pm) – Rozz-Tox, 2108
Third Ave., Rock Island IL
RME Anniversary Show w/ the
Giving Tree Band – Juliana
and a Soul Purpose (4pm) –
RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport IA
Steve Morris (6pm) – Hy-Vee Market
Grille - Silvis, 2001 5th St., Silvis IL
Summer Slam 2: B–Tho – Young
$ir – Will Murk – Taybeez – Justis
– Cimi Hendrix – Marley – Jap

– Shakes – BJ Ingram – Lwazi –
Insight – J Bizzle – Iowa City Yacht
Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA

SATURDAY

11

America’s River Festival: Dubuque
Main Street Jazz Band (5:30pm) –
Pablo Cruise (7pm) – Cheap Trick
(8:30pm) – REO Speedwagon
(10:15pm) – Port of Dubuque
Marina, 450 E. 3rd St., Dubuque IA
Chris Avey Trio – My Place the Pub,
4405 State St., Bettendorf IA
Code 415 – Jimbo’s Knucklehead
Saloon, 902 16th Ave., East Moline
IL
Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show –
Harrington’s Pub - Port Byron, 102
S. Main St., Port Byron IL
Goosetown – Soul Sherpa – Iowa
City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa
City IA
Gray Wolf Band – River House, 1510

River Dr., Moline IL
Gregory Alan Isakov & the Ghost
Orchestra – Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St., Iowa City IA
Gumbo Ya Ya – The District of Rock
Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109
(office), Rock Island IL
Jazz Night on the Patio w/ Kirk
Prieble (5pm) – Rock Island HyVee Market Grille, 2930 18th Ave.,
Rock Island IL
Justin Morrissey – 11th Street
Precinc t, 1107 Mound St.,
Davenport IA
Long Grove Street Dance: Cody
Road – The Grove Tap, 108 S 1st St,
Long Grove IA
Pastmasters – Riverside Casino
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside IA
QC Junetopia: At All Costs –
Codependents – The Golden
Fleece – Muddy Buns – Post
Social – Hyphon – Justin Urness –
Tonsofun – Rude Max – Gatsby –
Condor & Jaybird – Grandfather
Confusion – Errol Hem & the
Fundertakers – Wayne Lyter –
Baby Jayne – Waking Robots
– Soultru – Neons – Robots &
Sunsets (noon) – Rozz-Tox, 2108
Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Robert Ellis – Tom Brosseau
– Daytrotter, 324 Brady St.,
Davenport IA
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
Stone Flowers – Harley Corin’s, 1708
State St., Bettendorf IA
Whensday – A$t hmat tic –
Rexyreckie – JoJo Montana
– Dillon Fuego – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Washington St., Iowa City IA

SUNDAY

12

MONDAY

13

TUESDAY

14

Buddy Olson (3pm) – Ducky’s Lagoon,
13515 78th Ave W., Taylor Ridge IL
Jordan Danielsen & Jef Spradley
(2pm) – Tycoga Vineyard & Winery,
2585 195th St., DeWitt IA
Lecrae – Switchfoot (6pm) –
McGrath Amphitheater, 475 1st St.
SE, Cedar Rapids IA
Parsonsfield – River’s Edge Gallery,
216 W. 3rd St., Muscatine IA
Polka Club of Iowa Inc. Dance:
Eddie Korosa, Jr. & His Boys from
Illinois (1pm) – Walcott Coliseum,
116 E Bryant St, Walcott IA
The RiverCity 6 – Petersen Pavilion,
LeClaire Park, 400 Biederbeck Dr.,
Davenport IA
Various Blonde – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Washington St., Iowa City IA

Attic Light – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Washington St., Iowa City IA
Moeller Mondays Presents – Daytrotter,
324 Brady St., Davenport IA
The RiverCity 6 – Moline Activity
Center, 620 18th St, Moline IL
Venom Inc. – Necrophagia –
Luciferian Reign – RIBCO, 1815
Second Ave., Rock Island IL

The Dirty Bourbon River Show –
CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE,
Cedar Rapids IA
Evergreen – The Continental –
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
City IA

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Rodrigo Amarante – Big Thief
– Daytrotter, 324 Brady St.,
Davenport IA
Tunes In Town: Jordan Danielsen &
Jef Spradley (6pm) – Lincoln Park
- DeWitt, , DeWitt IA

WEDNESDAY 15

Alexa Griss – Justin Schneider –
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
City IA
Army Material Command Band
(6pm) – Petersen Pavilion,
LeClaire Park, 400 Biederbeck Dr.,
Davenport IA
Black Mountain – Majeure – The
Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa
City IA
Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show
(6:30pm) – The Faithful Pilot Cafe
& Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, LeClaire IA
Justin Morrissey (11am) – CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA

THURSDAY

16

The Candymakers (6:30pm) –
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf
IA
Dan DiMonte & the Bad Assettes
– River Glen – The Mill, 120 E.
Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Dandelion Stompers – Herbert
Hoover National Historic Site, off
I-80 at exit 254, West Branch IA
Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show
(6pm) – Go Fish Marina Bar & Grill,
411 River Dr., Princeton IA
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo

Venom. Inc @ RIBCO - June 13
– Harrington’s Pub, 2321
Cu m b e r l a n d S q u a r e D r. ,
Bettendorf IA
Hippo Campus – Oketo – Gabe’s, 330
E. Washington St., Iowa City IA
Medic – Paper Lights – Iowa City
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Pierre – Alleys – Aqualife – Rozz-Tox,
2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Quad–Cities Kix Band – RME
Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport IA
The Return – Circa ’21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave., Rock
Island IL
SOAK – Seasaw – Mountain
Swallower – Daytrotter, 324 Brady
St., Davenport IA
Samantha Fish – Wooden Nickel
Lottery – The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport IA
Smooth Groove – Bass Street
Landing Plaza, , Moline IL
The Strays – Riverside Casino and
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside IA

FRIDAY

17

Bettendorf Park Band – Bill Bowe
Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park,
Bettendorf IA

Brent Johnson & the Call Up –
Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ, 300
Potter Dr., Bellevue IA
Bugeye Sprite – Harley Corin’s, 1708
State St., Bettendorf IA
Cosmic – River House, 1510 River Dr.,
Moline IL
The Dirty Water Boys – Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th
Ave., Coal Valley IL
Eagulls – Alanna Royale – Land of
Blood and Sunshine – Daytrotter,
324 Brady St., Davenport IA
The Fez (6:30pm) – Pedestrian Plaza,
Downtown Iowa City, Iowa City IA
Funktastic Five – 11th Street
Precinc t, 1107 Mound St.,
Davenport IA
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (6pm) –
Oculus Sports Bar - Jumer’s Casino
& Hotel, 777 Jumer Dr., Rock Island
IL
Leyla McCalla – CSPS/Legion Arts,
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA
Live@5: Zach Harris Band (5pm)
– RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport IA
Mendelssohn as Muse – Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St.,
Iowa City IA
Ragbirds – Plott Hounds – Reverb
County Dusters – Natural Oil –
Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St,
Iowa City IA
Richard Johnson – My Place the Pub,
4405 State St., Bettendorf IA
Rock the District: Buckcherry –
Adelita’s Way – The District of
Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109
(office), Rock Island IL
Steve McFate (6pm) – Rock Island
Hy-Vee Market Grille, 2930 18th
Ave., Rock Island IL
Student Body – Riverside Casino

and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside IA
Tony Hoeppner & Friends (6pm) –
Hy-Vee Market Grille - Silvis, 2001
5th St., Silvis IL
Tony Hoeppner & Friends (6pm) –
Hy-Vee Market Grille - Silvis, 2001
5th St., Silvis IL
Ty Bates (5pm) – McGrath
Amphitheater, 475 1st St. SE, Cedar
Rapids IA

SATURDAY

18

Andy Harris – My Place the Pub, 4405
State St., Bettendorf IA
Boots & Brews: Rodney Atkins
– Smoke N Guns – Nick Lynch –
Dirt Road Rockers (5:30pm) – The
District of Rock Island, 100 19th St,
Suite 109 (office), Rock Island IL
Bugeye Sprite – The Office Bar & Grill,
305 3rd St., Sherrard IL
Built to Spill – Love as Laughter
– Troubled Hubble – Codfish
Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Ave.,
Maquoketa IA
Code 415 – Rascals Live, 1414 15th St.,
Moline IL
Dennis McMurrin – The Mill, 120 E.
Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Funktastic Five – River House, 1510
River Dr., Moline IL
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – City
Limits Saloon & Grill, 4514 9th St.,
Rock Island IL
Harper & Midwest Kind – CSPS/
Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids IA
James Brown Experience (8pm)
– Student Body (9:30pm) –
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort,
3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA

Jenny Lynn Stacy & the Dirty
Roosters – RME Community Stage,
131 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA
Kidstock: Session I Concert – RME
(River Music Experience), 129 N.
Main St., Davenport IA
Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Show
featuring Andy Harris (9 & 11pm)
– My Place the Pub, 4405 State St.,
Bettendorf IA
Moonshine Run – Harley Corin’s,
1708 State St., Bettendorf IA
The Native – The Sons of Rome –
The Shameless Pursuit – Iowa
City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa
City IA
The RiverCity 6 – Geneseo City Park,
115 S Oakwood Ave, Geneseo IL
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
Tangent – 11th Street Precinct, 1107
Mound St., Davenport IA

SUNDAY

19

Buddy Olson (3pm) – Ducky’s
Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave W., Taylor
Ridge IL
Corey Kendrick Trio & Friends
(9pm) – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave.,
Rock Island IL
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) –
Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700
N. Shore Dr., Moline IL
Oddity – Arvia – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Washington St., Iowa City IA
Tewanta & Company – Petersen
Pavilion, LeClaire Park, 400
Biederbeck Dr., Davenport IA
Third Sunday Jazz: The Corey
Kendrick Trio (6pm) – The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport IA

MONDAY

20

TUESDAY

21

Mississippi Valley Country &
Western Music Association
Dance – East Moline American
Legion, 829 16th Ave., East Moline
IL
M o e lle r M ondays Pre se nt s
– Daytrotter, 324 Brady St.,
Davenport IA
Tony Hoeppner & Friends – Moline
Activity Center, 620 18th St, Moline
IL

Jordan Feliz (6pm) – Heritage
Canyon, 515 N 4th St., Fulton IL

WEDNESDAY 22

Burlington Street Bluegrass Band –
The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa
City IA
Chuck Murphy (6:30pm) – The
Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N
Cody Rd, LeClaire IA
David Bazan – Laura Gibson
– Daytrotter, 324 Brady St.,
Davenport IA
Jabee – Jivin Scientists –
AWTHNTKTS – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Washington St., Iowa City IA
Peter Bjorn & John – Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City
IA
Whitewater Ramble – The Magpies
– Flash in a Pan – Iowa City Yacht
Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Young Jesus – Pope – Condor &
Jaybird – Catholic Werewolves
– Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock
Island IL

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DJs/Karaoke/
Jams/Open Mics
THURSDAYS

DJ Night w/ 90s Music – Thirsty’s on
Third, 2202 W. Third St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Bier Stube Moline, 415
15th St., Moline IL
Karaoke w/ Double Dz – Purgatory’s
Pub, 2104 State St., Bettendorf IA
Open Jam Night – My Place the Pub,
4405 State St., Bettendorf IA
Open Mic Night – Uptown Bill’s Coffee
House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City IA
Open Mic w/ H.C. Wallace (June 9) –
Geneseo Brewing Company, 102 S.
State St., Geneseo IL
Rock the House Karaoke – Bottoms
Up on 7th, 1814 Seventh St., Moline IL
Thumpin’ Thursdays DJ Night –
Rascals Live, 1414 15th St., Moline IL

FRIDAYS

Cross Creek Karaoke – Firehouse
Bar & Grill, 2006 Hickory Grove Rd.,
Davenport IA
DJ Dolla – The Smoking Dog Pub, 1800
Second Ave., Rock Island IL
DJ K Yung – Barrel House Moline, 1321
Fifth Ave., Moline IL
Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 West
Locust St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S.
First St., Long Grove IA
Karaoke Night – Miller Time Bowling,
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Roadrunners
Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd.,
Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third,
2202 W. Third St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night w/ Mike Matthews –
Hollar’s Bar & Grill, 4050 27th St., Moline IL
Open Mic Night – Bowlmor Lounge,
2952 Brady St., Davenport IA

Soulshake – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington
St., Iowa City IA

SATURDAYS

Cross Creek Karaoke – Jim’s Knoxville
Tap, 8716 Knoxville Rd., Milan IL
DJ Dolla – The Smoking Dog Pub, 1800
Second Ave., Rock Island IL
Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S.
First St., Long Grove IA
Karaoke Night – Miller Time Bowling,
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Roadrunners
Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd.,
Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third,
2202 W. Third St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night w/ Jim Harker –
Hollar’s Bar & Grill, 4050 27th St.,
Moline IL
Open Mic Night – Downtown Central
Perk, 226 W. Third St., Davenport IA
Songwriters’ Round Table (June 11,
noon) – RME Community Stage,
129 N. Main St., Davenport IA
Twisted Mics Music & Entertainment
– Barrel House Moline, 1321 Fifth
Ave., Moline IL

SUNDAYS

Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct,
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Open Mic Night (5pm) – Lynn’s BBQ &
Saloon, 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge IA

MONDAYS

Musicians Jam w/ C.J. Lomas (June
20, 6pm) – Theo’s Java Club, 213 17th
St., Rock Island IL
Open Mic w/ J. Knight – The Mill, 120 E.
Burlington St., Iowa City IA

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TUESDAYS

Acoustic Music Club (4:30pm) –
River Music Experience, 129 N.
Main St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – My Place the Pub,
4405 State St., Bettendorf IA
Open Mic Night – Broken Saddle, 1417
Fifth Ave., Moline IL
Open Mic Night – Cool Beanz
Coffeehouse, 1325 330th St., Rock
Island IL
Tuesday Blues Jam w/ Mark Avey
& “Detroit” Larry Davison –
Cabana’s, 2120 Fourth Ave., Rock
Island IL
Underground Open Mic w/ Kate
Kane – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S.
Linn St., Iowa City IA

WEDNESDAYS

Acoustic Jam Night w/ Steve McFate
– McManus Pub, 1401 Seventh Ave.,
Moline IL
Jam Session & Mug Night – Iowa City
Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City IA
Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct,
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 West
Locust St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Ave., Rock Island IL
Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third,
2202 W. Third St., Davenport IA
Open Jam w/ Earth Ascending – Bent
River Brewing Company, 512 24th St.
Rock Island IL
Open Mic Night – Boozie’s Bar & Grille,
114 1/2 W. Third St., Davenport IA

THURSDAY

9

The Blacklist (8:30pm) – Theo’s Java
Club, 213 17th St., Rock Island IL
The Only Comedy Show in Town
(8:30pm) – Boozie’s Bar & Grille, 114 ½
W. Third St., Davenport IA

FRIDAY

10

ComedySportz (7pm) – The
Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock
Island IL
Joe Kilgallon (7:30pm) – Penguin’s
Comedy Club, 208 Second Ave. SE,
Cedar Rapids IA
Paula Poundstone (8pm) – Englert
Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa
City IA
Studio Series: Shakespeared!
(9:30pm) – The Establishment, 220
19th St., Rock Island IL

SATURDAY

11

The Blacklist: Pub Crawl Comedy Tour
(8pm) – Village Theatre, 2113 E. 11th
St., Davenport IA
ComedySportz (7pm) – The
Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock
Island IL
Joe Kilgallon (7:30pm) – Penguin’s
Comedy Club, 208 Second Ave. SE,
Cedar Rapids IA
The Lunchbox Live (8pm) – Circa ’21
Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave., Rock
Island IL
Studio Series: Tubbs & Kelly Presents
... (9:30pm) – The Establishment, 220
19th St., Rock Island IL

SUNDAY

12

The Circumstantial Comedy Show

(10pm) – Brew, 1104 Jersey Ridge Rd.,
Davenport IA

MONDAY

13

TUESDAY

14

Honeycombs of Comedy (9pm) – Iowa
City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa
City IA

Comedy Open Mic (8:30pm) – Harley
Corin’s, 1708 State St., Bettendorf IA

WEDNESDAY 15

The Backroom Comedy Open Mic
Night (7:30pm) – The Backroom
Comedy Theater, 1510 N. Harrison St.,
Davenport IA
Comedy Open Mic (7:30pm) –
Penguin’s Comedy Club, 208 Second
Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids IA

THURSDAY

16

The Blacklist (8:30pm) – Theo’s Java
Club, 213 17th St., Rock Island IL
The Only Comedy Show in Town
(8:30pm) – Boozie’s Bar & Grille, 114 ½
W. Third St., Davenport IA

FRIDAY

17

ComedySportz (7pm) – The
Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock
Island IL
Michael Palasack (7:30pm) – Penguin’s
Comedy Club, 208 Second Ave. SE,
Cedar Rapids IA
The Speakeasy Laugh Hard (8pm) –
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave.,
Rock Island IL
Studio Series: 309 (9:30pm)

– The Establishment, 220 19th St.,
Rock Island IL

SATURDAY

18

SUNDAY

19

MONDAY

20

TUESDAY

21

The Blacklist’s Pub Crawl Comedy Tour
(8pm) – Bent River Brewing Company,
512 24th St., Rock Island IL
Chics with Bics (8pm) – Circa ’21
Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave., Rock Island IL
ComedySportz (7pm) – The
Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock
Island IL
Michael Palasack (7:30pm) – Penguin’s
Comedy Club, 208 Second Ave. SE,
Cedar Rapids IA
Studio Series: Nocturne Falls (9:30pm)
– The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock
Island IL

The Circumstantial Comedy Show
(10pm) – Brew, 1104 Jersey Ridge Rd.,
Davenport IA

Honeycombs of Comedy (9pm) – Iowa
City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City IA

Comedy Open Mic (8:30pm) – Harley
Corin’s, 1708 State St., Bettendorf IA

WEDNESDAY 22

The Backroom Comedy Open Mic Night
(7:30pm) – The Backroom Comedy
Theater, 1510 N. Harrison St., Davenport IA
Comedy Open Mic (7:30pm) –
Penguin’s Comedy Club, 208 Second
Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids IA

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