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Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis 10/1 Leslie Odom Jr. 10/10–14 The King and I 1/27 Camille A. Brown & Dancers

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2/25 Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Formosa
9/28 Flip FabriQue, Catch Me!
3/1–4 Motown: The Musical
9/30 Niyaz, The Fourth Light Project
3/6 Elias String Quartet
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10/5 La Santa Cecilia Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert, Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ
10/8 G. Willow Wilson - FREE 3/28 Brian Stokes Mitchell
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WORDS FROM THE EDITOR By Kathleen McCarthy
km@rcreader.com

Paul F. McCarthy, Jr., 1934-2017

N
o matter what age we are when he/she appreciated working for McCarthy
we lose our parents, we are always Improvement or Linwood Stone when
children in our grief. Letting go is Grandpa and Dad ran the companies.
a swirling confusion of acceptance, relief Dad migrated headquarters from the
any suffering is over, and overwhelming dusty environment of Linwood’s mines
sadness that such an important part of near Buffalo, Iowa, to the spacious green
ourselves is missing, no longer acces- expanse of what was Crow Valley sans all
sible. This holds true for our beloved the development. He wisely bought the
father, Paul McCarthy Jr., who passed land around the emerging golf course,
on Mother’s Day, May 14, at age 82, after knowing its value would only increase
several years of struggling with heart with time.
disease. And even though his passing was Dad’s efforts were made more exem-
imminent, losing him brought a crush- plary because even though he was highly
ing emptiness. intelligent, ambitious, and committed,
Dad was the family patriarch in every he was quite young and struggling with
sense of the word. He got that from his challenges of his own when he took over
parents, most especially his mother the family business. Nevertheless, he
Gretchen, who was the very essence of consistently provided inspiration as he
family loyalty, generosity, and humor. overcame all manner of adversity and
Dad was definitely our center. He was great sorrow with uncommon grace and
wise, straightforward, smart as hell, and forbearance.
extraordinarily quick-witted and funny. This was never more so true when our
He was also very handsome, accom- sister Gretchen was killed in a car acci-
plished, and compassionate. dent in 2003 at the age of 30. He was par-
Dad was born in Michigan, but raised ticularly close to her, so her death broke
in Davenport. He was very close to his his heart. But he soldiered on for our sake.
only younger sister, Susie Jennings, and His courage navigating that profound loss
her husband Lee was the brother he only deepened our love and admiration
never had. They had a lifetime of fun for him, and helped us through it more
and camaraderie together. The singular, than he knew.
defining characteristics of Dad were Our family sold its interests in our
his spectacular sense of humor and the businesses in the early 1980s. Dad
constant laughter it generated when in his resettled on John’s Island in Vero Beach,
company. There were always stories full Florida, with Jeanne and our three
of hilarity and creative embellishment. younger sisters. He began his second
Those tales and their telling are some of career in the financial-services industry,
our best family memories. becoming a senior vice president for Dean
Dad attended Northwestern University, Witter in record time.
where he met our mother, Nancy Johnson Paul F. McCarthy, Jr. Julie and Paul followed Dad to Florida,
(who was from Rock Island), and married where together they built a very success-
her in 1954. Both our parents (Nancy 19 Improvement Company. Illinois, including construction of the ful, multi-faceted family business that
and Paul 21) were barely adults when they PF had nine children, including my Centennial Bridge and the I-80 Bridge in Gretchen and Stephanie also eventually
married and had four of their own chil- Grandfather Paul Sr., who, after earn- LeClaire. Grandpa’s sudden death in 1971 joined, to Dad’s unending delight. Both
dren in six years. I am the oldest, followed ing a law degree in Michigan, returned thrust Dad onto the helm, and he proved thrived under dad’s guidance, learn-
by my Irish twin sister Julie, bother Paul to Iowa with my grandmother Gretchen most capable of leading the company to ing the ropes from a pro. Julie and Paul
III, and David Michael, who sadly died of and opened McCarthy Insurance Agency exponentially greater prosperity. additionally branched out with their own
SIDS after just three months with us. for starters. Soon after, Grandpa took the It was during Dad’s tenure that highly successful investment-services
Dad and Mom divorced when we were reins of McCarthy Improvement, adding McCarthy Improvement and Linwood company IMS Partners, working closely
in high school, after which he met and Linwood Stone Products. Just down river Stone had their halcyon days. Dad under- with Dad for over 30 years, and maintain-
married Jeanne Hippler. They had our of Davenport, he oversaw the mining of stood efficient production synergies and ing the familiar family component in the
three younger sisters Gretchen, Stepha- a sizable quarry and built large kilns for made complementary acquisitions and business they conducted.
nie, and Megan, and together created a converting rock and limestone into a host start-ups, including TriState Transport, Most of Dad’s kids had the good for-
seamless extended family. of useful products used in animal feed, Howard Steel, and other compatible tune of spending nearly every day with
My siblings and I are fourth-generation steel manufacturing, water purification, vertical companies, all contributing to him for decades, and were close to him
Scott Countians. Our great-grandfather and much more. substantial growth and profitability. in ways that run far deeper than most.
Patrick Francis (PF) McCarthy settled By the time our father Paul Jr. joined Dad respected the unions he worked All my siblings, including Megan, our
here from Ireland and started the the company, McCarthy Improvement with because they shared a common goal family’s world adventurer (who settled
McCarthy Stone Company. He later and Linwood Stone were well established in wanting the company to prosper and in Encinitas, California, and runs the
bought a construction and paving busi- and successful, mining, and building and grow so that its employees could prosper Surfing Madonna Beach Run for charity),
ness, merged it with his stone company, paving primary and secondary high- with it. I wish I had a nickel for every time
and renamed the enterprise McCarthy ways and roads all throughout Iowa and an employee stopped to tell me how much Continued On Page 4
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ILLINOIS POLITICS By Rich Miller
CapitolFax.com
WORDS FROM THE EDITOR Continued From Page 3 By Kathleen McCarthy
km@rcreader.com

Job Numbers Not Looking Paul F. McCarthy, Jr., 1934-2017
Better on Rauner’s Watch watched out for Dad. And Paul’s wife Like most octogenarians, Dad was

A
Cathy had a special relationship with him, rooted in his ways, yet he courteously
fter years of harshly bad-mouthing beginning of 2015. So far this year, the as well. We were all entirely to Dad, each listened (or more likely pretended to listen
the state’s economy, Governor Bruce “Trade, Transportation and Utilities” sector in our own ways. because he was seriously hard of hearing).
Rauner has pivoted in the past couple has lost 9,300 jobs. As long as Dad could, he worked. He More often, we would abandon politics
of weeks as the campaign season has Illinois’ gross domestic product was genuinely believed that he was still among for reminiscing and laughter, usually
heated up. almost $792 billion in 2016, according to the living because he kept moving. about some quirky thing Grandma said
“I’m proud since I became governor,” the federal government’s Bureau of Eco- And he played a whole lot of golf. Dad or did, or some goofy story from Dad’s
he said recently, “we have recruited and nomic Analysis. Could a state government’s enjoyed a scratch handicap, and he and misspent youth. There was never a short-
added around 120,000 new jobs to the state budget troubles really have an impact on an Paul played together weekly for nearly age of humor with Dad, no matter how
of Illinois.” economy that size? three decades. It was the only child abuse challenging things became.
“But,” Rauner said, “we should be grow- Well, S&P Global Ratings Managing allowed, and they rarely let anything Dad boasted six grandchildren, all
ing at four or five times that rate. But we Director Gabriel Petek said in a statement interfere. Dad was a state champion in boys: Stephen, Christopher, Patrick,
have red tape and restrictions, regulations back in February that Illinois’ “distressed high school for St. Ambrose Academy Karson, Jake, and Max. Five of the six
on our businesses. I have advocated change fiscal condition and dysfunctional budget and, depending on who you talk to, had lived near him in Florida, so they grew
that, so far, Speaker Madigan has resisted.” politics now threaten to erode the state’s no less than three and no more than up knowing Dad and benefiting from
The governor has repeated the 120,000 long-term economic growth prospects.” nine holes-in-one over his decades of his humor and guidance. Susie and Lee
new jobs figure at least a couple of times In January of this year, another credit ball striking. Anyone who played with provided a whole pack of loving nieces
since then and has tossed in the reference to rating agency, Moody’s, published a report him admired his smooth swing and and nephews that dad thoroughly
House Speaker Michael Madigan as well. which claimed Illinois’ “political gridlock is casual gentleman’s demeanor around enjoyed as they too grew up under the
And indeed, using non-farm jobs data imposing significant economic costs.” the greens. One of his contemporaries same umbrella of humor and strong
from the Illinois Department of Employ- The uncertainty created by the budget- recently recounted the story of playing family bonds.
ment Security, over 120,000 net jobs have ary chaos almost certainly took a toll on in a high-school tournament and Dad Dad was our go-to confidante when
been added in Illinois since February of the economy. And then there were all the carrying his clubs knowing they would be things got rough. We could tell him
2015, the first full month of Rauner’s term layoffs at Illinois’ public universities due disqualified by the officials for breaking anything and did. After considering our
in office. to lack of state funding which were amply an esoteric rule. Dad had a date, and golf various dramas, he invariably offered
But most of those jobs were gained in documented in the media – 1,500 or so by could wait. He prided himself on know- common-sense advice that worked. We
2015, when 83,400 jobs were added. In the end of May. ing his priorities. trusted what he said because we knew he
the 19 months starting in January of 2016 Governor Rauner’s opponents will have Dad took a break from golf for a while loved us.
through July of 2017, just 41,900 jobs were a point if they pounce on him for damag- to develop his fishing skills along Florida’s The thing I have learned about family
created in Illinois, according to IDES data. ing the economy. He didn’t create the crisis inner coast, becoming the greatest through Dad’s struggles with his health
Of those, a mere 19,600 jobs were added on his own, but he’s the governor and the fresh-fish griller ever! He’d corral the is that being close isn’t always about
in Illinois during the first seven months of governor wears the jacket. entire family and friends for his famous being together, or sharing our most
this year. And that’s a big reason why he needs to fresh-catch-of the-day cook-ins, where intimate thoughts. As Dad became more
The situation is much bleaker if you look get his own house in order as soon as he we were obliged to watch and learn how infirm, I realized that those things were
at the federal government’s Bureau of Labor possibly can. it’s done. Even as things waned for him, perhaps not as important as just step-
Statistics’ numbers. As you probably already know, the Dad consistently made it to the kitchen ping up and doing what needs to be done
According to the BLS, Illinois added just governor fired his most loyal staff members to supervise the cooking of the fish, for one another, no strings attached,
40,002 jobs from February of 2015 through over a month ago and replaced many of after which we’d pile into his bedroom no hesitation.
July of 2017. them with staff from the far-right Illinois to entertain him – or, more accurately Jeanne lovingly cared for Dad around
But also according to the BLS, Illinois Policy Institute. Those folks haven’t worked stated, to be entertained. the clock, and nothing was too much
has lost a whopping 29,877 net jobs from out very well. Rauner has lurched from one As Dad’s illness became increasingly to ask or do. It was deeply moving to
January of 2016 through July of this year. self-created public relations crisis to another prominent, he never wavered on main- witness her constant attending. Nothing
Take out July’s horrible preliminary report ever since he purged his staff. A controversy taining humor and grace under pressure. compares to that much hands-on tender-
(which are often revised), and Illinois only over an Illinois Policy Institute cartoon, of Until the very end, he was such a good ness and compassion. Julie was also an
added a paltry 530 jobs between January of all things, lasted more than a week. sport, no matter what new difficulties the enormous blessing, ministering to Dad,
2016 and June of 2017. The governor pushed out four of those day brought him. His father and grand- and bringing him immeasurable spiritual
It almost goes without saying that PR folks last week, but he’ll need to replace father had both died too young. In fact, comfort that spilled over to us in large
Rauner’s political opponents will be sorely them with some competent, experienced most of the McCarthy men had not lived measure, as well. As a close family, we
tempted to blame those lagging indicators professionals if he wants to get back on past 65. He was cognizant he had beaten count on each other no matter what. We
on the two-year state budget impasse. The track. I’m not sure if he can ever explain the over-under, and then some. are a team in the truest sense of the word.
impasse’s negative impacts really kicked why he’s not at fault for these lousy job My husband Todd and Dad became We each bring all we can to the table.
into gear starting in the second half of numbers, but he surely won’t be able to do great friends and dearly loved one Affection, enduring loyalty, and uncondi-
Fiscal Year 2016, which would be January, that with his current team. another. I had a nagging concern that tional love are what prevail.
when the slide began. And maybe a new team could help him given a choice, the family would vote me When we lost our sister Gretchen, Dad
Rauner inherited an economy that, figure out what to do about these problems. off the island and keep Todd if things said “There is no getting over this, just
according to the same Illinois Department So far, things are not getting better on went awry between us. Todd lost his own learning to live with it.” That is exactly
of Employment Security data he uses, his watch. father in March of this year, making right and his wisdom pertains to our loss
added 61,500 jobs in 2013 and 84,600 in Dad’s passing a more terrible blow for of him, as well.
2014, before Rauner was inaugurated, only Rich Miller also publishes Capitol him, too. He greatly misses their regular Until we meet again, we love you,
to slow to a crawl in the past 19 months, Fax, a daily political newsletter, and phone calls, cussing and discussing the Dad!
despite a tax cut that took effect at the CapitolFax.com. news of the day.
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Movie Reviews By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

Native American Horror Story Hell Bingo. Yet against all probability and
expectation, this French entertainment
dubbed into English is a real charmer – a
used as a mantra during filming to explain
why the movie appears to have been made
by incredibly earnest, slightly dim fifth-
WIND RIVER movie whose winning execution almost graders? An opening title card states that
Written and directed by Hell or High completely makes up for its formulaic story what follows was “inspired by” a real-life
Water author Taylor Sheridan, Wind and frequent genre pitfalls. 1964 fight between Wong and Bruce Lee
River is another regionally specific crime The tale involves a spunky, awkward theoretically initiated by Lee’s insolent
saga – this one set in a Native American orphan (Elle Fanning’s Felicie) who yearns act of introducing kung fu to Westerners.
reservation in Wyoming – and it stars to be a ballerina in 19th Century Paris. Director George Nolfi’s outing, in turn, is
Jeremy Renner as a federal wildlife officer Directors Éric Summer’s and Éric Warin’s about as thoughtful and deep as any movie
and Elizabeth Olsen as an FBI agent. The offering, unsurprisingly, doesn’t attempt inspired by a fight can get.
casting alone makes Sheridan’s latest, like, Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner in Wind River any semblance of period veracity beyond Given that its only reason for being is the
one-tenth of an Avengers movie. But this its rather gorgeous images of the under- eventual mano a mano between the calm,
fantastically smart, supremely entertaining becomes nearly impossible to complain construction Eiffel Tower and Statue of measured Wong (a touching Yu Xia) and
thriller proves that Hawkeye and the Scarlet when confronted with Sheridan’s inspiring Liberty. (The latter is misidentified by the preening blowhard Lee (an intensely
Witch can perform super-heroics even artistry as both director and screenwriter, Felicie’s pal Victor, in a tee-hee moment for smirky Philip Ng), Birth of the Dragon fills
without the benefit of colorful monikers, his evocation of wintry landscapes and kids’ chaperones, as the “Statue of Puberty.” its running length, unconvincingly, with
otherworldly abilities, and CGI. Sheridan bitter cold as nuanced as his clear-eyed Bingo!) Amazingly, however, Leap! feels trite, goofy subplots involving the Chinese
clearly can, too. view of the reservation’s economically and emotionally authentic almost through- Mafia and Lee’s fictional student Steve
Admittedly, Wind River’s setup wouldn’t emotionally depressed inhabitants. But out, with the plotlines involving Felicie’s McKee (Billy Magnussen), a callow Cauca-
make it unfit for a CSI: Wyoming spi- don’t mistake Wind River for any kind of search for family, personal fulfillment, and sian in Brando’s Wild One jacket. But even
noff, with Renner’s veteran tracker Cory bummer, because the film is also spec- dance training truly moving despite their when it’s time to finally deliver the martial-
Lambert and Olsen’s newbie agent Jane tacularly exciting, with much in its final 20 collective embrace of well-worn clichés. arts goods, Nolfi doesn’t come through.
Banner investigating the probable murder minutes – which boast a terrifying, arms- (Felicie even gets her own Mr. Miyagi in Despite boasting some impressive moves
of a teen girl found dead in the snow, and wielding standoff and maybe the scariest the form of a lonely, injured dancer whose by the stars and/or their stuntmen, Wong’s
barefoot, six miles from the nearest shelter. shootout since L.A. Confidential – a miracle unconventional methods match her pupil’s and Lee’s face-off is over-edited and lousy
There’s also something inevitably, and of careful editing and nerve-wracking unconventional personality.) Plus, despite with unnecessary shutter-speed flourishes,
unfortunately, broadcast-TV-ish about composition. Forget the Avengers and their the groaner gags, much of what we get is and the vengeance- and slapstick-minded
the chief defender of the reservation’s nefarious Zemo: This is what true Civil War honestly funny, thanks primarily to the climax comes close to suggesting an
people being played by a white guy, with looks like. curveball readings of Nat Wolff, Soshana unfunny parody of any entertainment
Native American actors (among them the Sperling, Mel Brooks – whose character, you’ve enjoyed from the actual Bruce Lee
sterling Graham Greene and Gil Birming- LEAP! ironically, resembles Marty Feldman – and, canon. All told, it’s a corny, unfocused,
ham) relegated to second-banana status. On paper, the animated Leap! would in no fewer than three roles, the genius- amateurish mess, although some of the
It’s hard for me to complain too much, seem to feature everything I traditionally until-further-notice Kate McKinnon. She’s establishing shots of San Francisco and
though, considering Renner’s ferociously can’t stand about modern family comedies the one who delivers that pitiful “hammer the Golden Gate Bridge are indeed lovely.
lived-in performance as a grieving man – of this ilk, including its requisite “Follow time” crack. God help me, because it’s Of course, you can also say the same of
one whose own teen daughter died years your dream!” narrative, its characters McKinnon, I laughed anyway. The Room.
earlier – trying to survive behind a mask dancing to power-pop anthems, its fart
of implacable professionalism. (Renner jokes, and its crushingly dated pop-culture BIRTH OF THE DRAGON For reviews of The Hitman’s Bodyguard,
does perhaps career-finest work in Cory’s references, with the malevolent villain “Technique is a trap. Style is a prison.” Annabelle: Creation, Logan Lucky,
beautiful, sad monologues about coping here actually whipping out a hammer and So says legendary kung fu master Wong The Glass Castle, The Dark Tower,
with traumatic loss and the details of his insisting, “It’s hammer time!” If the film Jack Man in the action-flick bio-pic Birth of Detroit, and other recent releases, visit
daughter’s mysterious demise.) And it had a talking animal, you’d have Animated the Dragon. Were the man’s words perhaps RiverCitiesReader.com/movies.
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FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS page 8 THEATRE page 19 MOVIES page 22 COURSES page 27
VISUAL ARTS page 8 DANCE page 20 SPORTS page 22 MEETINGS page 28
MUSIC page 12 COMEDY page 21 OTHER EVENTS page 23 HEALTH page 30
LITERARY ARTS page 17 MUSEUMS page 21 LECTURES page 25 SENIORS page 31

FESTIVALS & MAJOR VISUAL ARTS
Kidz Bop, family-friendly concert with the young sectors of the Quad-Cities community together in a
pop stars on their Best Time Ever’ tour; $29.50-75; for positive, celebratory way to help create a work of art;

EVENTS tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, community members will crochet small circles that will
Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm Fri Oct 20 Openings & Gallery Events be stitched together by the artist Carol Hummel to form
a larger work; free; for information, call 309-794-7400,
September The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans, blues, Scott & Rock Island Counties Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/
jazz, spirituals, and more with touring performers artmuseum, 6pm Tue Sep 12
WWE Live Road to WrestleMania, featuring WWE Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and The September
superstars Randy Orton, AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet; $28-53; for tickets, call Morrissey Gallery Reception: Jessica Gondek,
Shinsuke … iWireless Center, 7:30pm Sat Sep 2 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport Repurposing Junk, Dori Austin will show us hands-on join us in celebrating the drawings of Jessica Gondek in
IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Sat Oct 21 how to recreate old … Divine Dezigns by Laura Lee, the Morrissey Gallery; artist Q&A 4pm, reception 5-7pm;
2017 QC Festival of Praise: Crowder – JJ Weeks 6:30pm Tue Sep 5 free; for information, contact: Christopher Reno at
Band, themed “A Night to Honor Our Heroes,” an Janet Jackson, concert with the Grammy-winning, 563-333-6444 or morrisseygallery@sau.edu, Morrissey
evening of high-praise worship … LeClaire Park, 7pm chart-topping pop star on her “State … iWireless Center, Free Thursday for Seniors, featuring 1:30pm Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center – St. Ambrose University,
Sun Sep 3 8pm Wed Oct 25 museum tours followed by a 2:30pm film; for 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/morrissey, 4pm
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 Fri Sep 15
Fall Beaux Arts Fair, annual outdoor celebration of World of Dance Live!, the preeminent global dance W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm
fine art … Figge Art Museum Plaza, 10am Sat Sep 9 and brand, combining the world’s largest international urban Thu Sep 7 Riverssance Festival of Fine Art, 30th-annual
Sun Sep 10 dance competition with the largest digital platform showcase of works by more than 100 artists from …
for dance driving more than 30 million monthly views; Morrissey Gallery Reception: Molly Wood, join us Lindsay Park, 10am Sat Sep 16 and Sun Sep 17
Celtic Festival & Highland Games, annual $35-65; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 in celebrating the photographs of Molly Wood in the
celebration of Celtic culture, with feats of strength, E Third St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Wed Morrissey Gallery; artist Q&A 4pm, reception 5-7pm; Craft Cafe: Butterfly Jars, join us at the library
dancing competitions, live music, medieval-battle Oct 25 free; for information, contact: Christopher Reno at for various crafts; all materials are provided; free; for
recreations, vendors, food, children’s activities, 563-333-6444 or morrisseygallery@sau.edu, Morrissey information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
and more; Fri. 11am-9pm, Sat. 9am-9pm; free, Big Daddy Weave, contemporary-Christian musicians Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center – St. Ambrose University, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
Centennial Park, 315 S. Marquette St., Davenport IA, perform on their “Set Free” tour, featuring guest artists 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/morrissey, 4pm com, 2pm Mon Sep 18
CelticHighlandGames.org, Fri Sep 15 and Sat Sep 16 including We Are Messengers and Micah Tyler; $23-78; Thu Sep 7
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third Sew Much Fun: Headbands, enjoy simple sew-
Riverssance Festival of Fine Art, 30th-annual St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm Thu Oct 26 Teacher Appreciation Open House: Life Along it-yourself projects for adults; for information and to
showcase of works by more than 100 artists from … the Mississippi, held in conjunction with the exhibit of sign up, call 309-732-7341, Rock Island Public Library
Lindsay Park, 10am Sat Sep 16 and Sun Sep 17 Dirty Dancing, stage-musical adaptation of the Oscar- more than 50 images photographers Aernout and Teska – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
winning 1987 dance movie; 2 & 7:30pm; for tickets, call Overbeeke made during their trips to the Mississippi RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Wed Sep 20
Brew Ha Ha, annual beer-tasting event hosted by the 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport over 25 years; free; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Davenport Jaycees, with live … LeClaire Park, 1pm Sat IA, AdlerTheatre.com, Sat Oct 28 Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, Artist Talk for The Art of Shared Experiences: New
Sep 16 FiggeArtMuseum.org, 3:30pm Thu Sep 7 Haitian Works from the Figge Collection, held in
conjunction with the exhibit exploring the vibrancy
Nathan Carter, concert with the chart-topping Irish November - FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, of Haitian art reflecting the island’s unique culture
crooner, featuring special guest Chloe Agnew; $45-75; discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests and religions; 5:30pm social hour, 7pm artist talk; free
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third The Price Is Right Live!, interactive stage show that are invited to experience the current exhibitions with $4-7 admission; for information, call 563-326-
St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 3pm Sun Sep 17 gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come on down!” and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
and play classic games from television’s longest running Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Sep 21
ZZ Top, concert with the chart-topping rockers and game show; contestants can win cash, appliances, 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; $59.50-99.50; vacations and possibly even a new car by playing FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Sep 7 thru Thu Sep 28 The Bodice Auction Party, sponsored by the
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third favorites like Plinko, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel, and the NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative, featuring the
St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Tue Sep 19 Showcase; $33.50-53.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy New Venue works of 24 local artists who have hand-decorated
Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre. Grand Opening, enjoy refreshments and work by bodices to their unique style; the event will feature live
Quad Cities Fall Pride Festival, seasonal celebration com, 7:30pm Tue Nov 7 numerous … Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, Fri Sep 8 music, raffles, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and auction of each
of LGBT culture with live music, vendors, burlesque … and Sat Sep 9 bodice; $40; for tickets, visit http://ow.ly/GKGF30cKwvD;
LeClaire Park, Fri Sep 22 and Sat Sep 23 Kansas, chart-topping progressive rockers perform for information, call 309-794-0009, Figge Art Museum,
on their Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour; $40-95; for Opening Reception: Skylines & City Lights, held 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, NormaLeah.org, 7pm Sat
Quad Cities Marathon, annual 26.2-mile event tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, in conjunction with the exhibit of new paintings by … Sep 23
composed of five races, four bridges, three … iWireless Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Wed Nov 8 Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 6pm Fri Sep 8
Center, 7:30am Sun Sep 24 #YarnBombQC Crochet-in, participate in a
Elton John, an event in John’s six-city concert tour that Opening Reception for Bliss of Being: 30 Years of collaborative public art project that will draw diverse
All Senses Festival Event, featuring music by Id will feature … iWireless Center, 8pm Fri Nov 10 Woodcuts, held in conjunction with the exhibit of three sectors of the Quad-Cities community together in a
Pyramid, Mountain Swallower, Har-Di-Har, Moss Folk, decades’ worth … Lonnie Eugene Stewart Art Gallery – positive, celebratory way to help create a work of art;
Dead Rider, Sisters … Rozz-Tox, Fri Sep 29 thru Sun Gas Feed & Seed Music Festival: No. 2, Moeller Carl Sandburg College, 6pm Fri Sep 8 community members will crochet small circles that
Oct 1 Nights sponsors performances with dozens of … Village will be stitched together by the artist Carol Hummel to
of East Davenport, Thu Nov 9 thru Sat Nov 11 Fall Beaux Arts Fair, annual outdoor celebration of form a larger work; free; for information, call 309-794-
fine art … Figge Art Museum Plaza, 10am Sat Sep 9 and 7400, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
October - FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS Tim Hawkins, an evening with the Christian comedian, Sun Sep 10 Augustana.edu/artmuseum, 5pm Thu Sep 28
songwriter, and singer on his national tour; $22-78; for
Chris Stapleton, concert with the chart-topping tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Adult Coloring Night, de-stress and express yourself Rainbow Coalition Round Table: Organize
country singer/songwriter, featuring special guest Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Fri Nov 17 through art; the library will provide … East Moline Public Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-
Margo Price … iWireless Center, 7:30pm Thu Oct 5 Library, 5:30pm Mon Sep 11 Determination Movements, this conversation will
Quad City Arts Festival of Trees, annual fundraiser focus on the role of women in the Young Lords, and likely
Matchbox Twenty, the chart-topping rockers in featuring more than 100 designer trees on display … Zen Coloring/Paint by Sticker, enjoy active also the Illinois Black Panther Party; held in conjunction
concert, performing with guest Matt Nathanson … Davenport RiverCenter, Fri Nov 17 thru Wed Nov 22 meditation at the library; relax your mind and body with an exhibit of new work by contemporary artists
iWireless Center, 8pm Sat Oct 7 with soothing music while unleashing your creativity and poets that responds to archival materials related to
QCSO Holiday Pops: Harry Potter and the as you contemplate and color; free; for information, the history of multiracial coalitions organizing against
Jay Leno, Emmy-winning TV host and standup Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert, at 2 & 8pm; the call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library – Eastern racism, poverty, and oppression; for information, call
comedian in his national tour; $49-125; for tickets, call concerts will feature the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, 309-794-7236, Augustana College Teaching Museum
800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport performing to every image of the film and every note DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Mon Sep 11 of Art, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/
IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Sat Oct 14 of John Williams’ score; for information and tickets, call artmuseum, 7pm Thu Sep 28
563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport #YarnBombQC Crochet-in, participate in a
IA, $18-58, Sat Nov 18 collaborative public art project that will draw diverse
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VISUAL ARTS / Openings & Gallery Events / Sew Much Fun: Infinity Scarf, enjoy simple
sew-it-yourself projects for adults; for information
Scott & Rock Island Counties / September and to sign up, call 309-732-7341, Rock Island Public
Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Wed Oct 18
Opening Celebration for Living Proof Exhibit,
exhibit celebrating the creative spirit of cancer survivors, Opening Reception: Recent Artworks by Mike
with works … Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Thu Sep 28 Leinhauser and Kathy Svec, celebrating the exhibits
of photography Leinhauser of Bettendorf (“Observations
Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events, Along … Quad City Arts Center, 7pm Fri Oct 20
demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563-
424-1210, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E 2nd St, Craft Cafe: Wycinanki (Polish Paper Craft), join us
Davenport IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm Fri Sep 29 at the library for various crafts; all materials are provided;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
October – VISUAL ARTS DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Oct 21

Opening Reception for Irma René Koen: An Artist Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events,
Rediscovered, exhibition features paintings by Rock demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563-
Island native and distinguished artist of the 20th Century 424-1210, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E 2nd St,
Koen (1883-1975); free with $4-7 museum admission; Davenport IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm Fri Oct 27
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm #YarnBombQC Unveiling Reception, view the
Thu Oct 5 artwork that resulted when community members
crocheted small circles that were stitched together by
Reception: Transitions, celebrating the exhibit of the artist Carol Hummel to form a larger work; free; for
Lori Roderick’s ceramics and Zaiga Thorson’s paintings; information, call 309-794-7400, Augustana College
for information, contact Zaiga Thorson at 309-796-5469 Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL,
or thorsonz@bhc.edu, Black Hawk College ArtSpace Augustana.edu/artmuseum, 4pm Sun Oct 29
Gallery, Building 4, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu,
4pm Thu Oct 5
November – VISUAL ARTS
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities,
discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities,
are invited to experience the current exhibitions discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests
and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the are invited to experience the current exhibitions
Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326-
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Oct 5 thru Thu Oct 26 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Nov 2 thru Thu Nov 16
Scrapbooking for United Way, bring supplies,
photos, and a friend; unfinished projects welcome; $10 The CordovART Artisan Market, fine arts by 30
… Scott County Administrative Center, 5pm Fri Oct 6 regional juried artists featuring hand-turned wooden …
Cordova Township Civic Center, 9am Sat Nov 4
3D 3R Art Project, an art competition among kids
in grades 3-12, themed “Technology for Health”; Card Making with Donna Banta, join us in making
students will bring their own recyclable, reusable, and homemade greeting cards; each participant will …
renewable materials to create their piece of art during LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat Nov 4
the event; hosted by Global Awareness Citizens; free; for
information, e-mail acitizens@hotmail.com or call 309- Catich Gallery Reception: Greta Songe, artist Q&A
269-6345, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport 4pm, reception 5-7pm; free; for information, contact:
IA, Facebook.com/GlobalAwarenessCitizens, 1pm Sun Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 or catich@sau.edu,
Oct 8 Catich Gallery – St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu/catich, 4pm Thu Nov 9
Adult Coloring Night, de-stress and express yourself
through art; the library will provide … East Moline Public Zen Coloring/Paint by Sticker, enjoy active
Library, 5:30pm Mon Oct 9 meditation at the library; relax your mind and body
with soothing music while unleashing your creativity
Zen Coloring/Paint by Sticker, enjoy active as you contemplate and color; free; for information,
meditation at the library; relax your mind and body call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library – Eastern
with soothing music while unleashing your creativity Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
as you contemplate and color; free; for information, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Mon Nov 13
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library – Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, Sew Much Fun: Rag Wreath, enjoy simple sew-
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Mon Oct 9 it-yourself projects for adults; for information and to
sign up, call 309-732-7341, Rock Island Public Library
An Interesting Rock Island Girl: The Modern Art – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
and Life of Irma René Koen, art historian Cynthia RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Wed Nov 15
Empen presents on the life and art of Rock Island-
born painter Koen, the subject of the upcoming Figge Craft Cafe: Card Making, join us at the library for
Art Museum exhibition “Irma Rene Koen: An Artist various crafts; all materials are provided; free; for
Rediscovered”; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
Rock Island Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm com, 2pm Sat Nov 18
Wed Oct 11

#YarnBombQC Crochet-in, participate in a Exhibits & Shows
collaborative public art project that will draw diverse
sectors of the Quad-Cities community together in a Scott & Rock Island Counties
positive, celebratory way to help create a work of art;
community members will crochet small circles that Currently on Display
will be stitched together by the artist Carol Hummel to
form a larger work; free; for information, call 309-794- Fatal Flora: Photographs by Molly Wood, Mon.-Fri.
7400, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, 9am-5pm, Sat. noon-4pm; free; for information, contact
Augustana.edu/artmuseum, 6pm Thu Oct 12 Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 or morrisseygallery@
sau.edu, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center – St.
#YarnBombQC Crochet-in, participate in a Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.
collaborative public art project that will draw diverse edu/morrissey, thru Fri Sep 8
sectors of the Quad-Cities community together in a
positive, celebratory way to help create a work of art; Norma Leah Ovarian Cancer Initiative “Bodice”
community members will crochet small circles that will Project, art exhibit on the second floor; free; for
be stitched together by the artist Carol Hummel to form information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
a larger work; free; for information, call 309-794-7400, Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/ RockIslandLibrary.org, thru Fri Sep 15
artmuseum, 6pm Tue Oct 17
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Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of distinguished artist of the 20th Century Koen (1883- Mike Leinhauser’s Observations Along the Road
Self-Determination Movements, an exhibit of new 1975); Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon- of Life: A Collection of Photographs from Past to
work by contemporary artists and poets that responds 5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for information, Present, selected favorites will include black & white …
to archival materials related to the history of multiracial call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Quad City Arts Center, Fri Oct 20 thru Wed Nov 22
coalitions organizing against racism, poverty, and Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Sep 30 thru
oppression; Fri. & Sat. noon-4pm; for information, call Wed Nov 22 Illustration and Design: Recent Work by Greta
309-794-7236, Augustana College Teaching Museum Songe, Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. noon-4pm; free; for
of Art, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/ information, contact Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444
locations/augustana-teaching-museum-art, thru Sat Opening in October – VISUAL ARTS or morrisseygallery@sau.edu, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin
Oct 28 Fine Arts Center – St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines
Roaming Quilts: Voices of Foster Children, St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/morrissey, Fri Oct 27 thru
The Art of Shared Experiences: New Haitian exhibition of three quilts comprised of 30 squares per Wed Nov 22
Works from the Figge Collection, exhibit of works of quilt and decorated by area foster children, pieced
Haitian art recently gifted to the Figge, including a group together and quilted by members of the Mississippi
Samantha Fish @ The Redstone Room of six paintings from the estate of James Huffman, a U.S. Valley Quilting Guild, Geneseo Quilt Guild, and Mercer Opening in November – VISUAL ARTS
- September 8 diplomat who was stationed in the Dominican Republic; County Quilter’s Guild; for information, call 563-349-
Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; 2654, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Roaming Quilts: Voices of Foster Children,
Aernout Overbeeke & Teska Overbeeke: Life free with $4-7 museum admission; for information, Bettendorf IA, Sun Oct 1 thru Tue Oct 31 exhibition of three quilts comprised of 30 squares per
Along the Mississippi, exhibit of more than 50 images call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, quilt and decorated by area foster children, pieced
photographers Aernout and Teska Overbeeke made Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun Nov 5 Heather Seibel – Juliet Stock, exhibit of ceramics by together and quilted by members of the Mississippi
during their trips to the Mississippi over 25 years;Tue.- Seibel and paintings … MidCoast Gallery West, Sun Oct Valley Quilting Guild, Geneseo Quilt Guild, and Mercer
Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free 1 thru Wed Nov 22 County Quilter’s Guild; for information, call 563-349-
summer admission; for information, call 563-326- Opening in September – VISUAL ARTS 2654, Black Hawk College – Quad City Campus, 6600
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, Rick Lodmell, exhibit of paint on glass; Mon -Fri, … 34th Ave, Moline IL, Wed Nov 1 thru Wed Nov 15
FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun Sep 17 Roaming Quilts: Voices of Foster Children, MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, Sun Oct 1 thru Wed
exhibition of three quilts comprised of 30 squares per Nov 22 Kent A. Broadbent – Rhonda Gates – Linda Lewis,
Chad Pregracke: Message in a Bottle Collection, quilt and decorated by area foster children, pieced exhibit of abstract landscape paintings by Broadbent …
Pregracke’s collection of 40 bottles with messages together and quilted by members of the Mississippi Sara Slee Brown, painting exhibit; Wed.-Sat. 11am- Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport, Wed Nov 1 thru Wed
inside, collected on his annual cleanup campaigns along Valley Quilting Guild, Geneseo Quilt Guild, and Mercer 6pm; free; for information, … Midcoast at Bucktown Nov 22
the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio and other rivers; the bottles County Quilter’s Guild; for information, call 563-349- Gallery, Sun Oct 1 thru Wed Nov 22
will be shown intact in specially crafted boxes alongside 2654, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 630 7th Roaming Quilts: Voices of Foster Children,
images of the message for each bottle, and a large map Ave, Rock Island IL, Fri Sep 1 thru Sat Sep 30 Transitions, exhibit of Lori Roderick’s ceramics and exhibition of three quilts comprised of 30 squares per
shows the location where each bottle was collected; Zaiga Thorson’s paintings; for information, contact Zaiga quilt and decorated by area foster children, pieced
Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; Colleen Curry – Jennifer Costa – Amber Williams, Thorson at 309-796-5469 or thorsonz@bhc.edu, Black together and quilted by members of the Mississippi
free summer admission; for information, call 563-326- exhibit of fiber art and fabric by … Quad City Arts Art @ Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, Building 4, 6600 34th Valley Quilting Guild, Geneseo Quilt Guild, and Mercer
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, the Airport, Fri Sep 1 thru Sun Oct 29 Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu, Mon Oct 2 thru Fri Nov 3 County Quilter’s Guild; for information, call 563-349-
FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun Sep 17 2654, Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport IA,
Enterprising Machines: Drawings by Jessica Greta Songe: Accumulation, installation exhibit; Thu Nov 16 thru Wed Nov 22
Radim Schreiber: Firefly Experience, exhibit of Gondek, Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. noon-4pm; free; for Tue.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; free; for information,
glowing firefly photography by nationally … Bereskin information, contact Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 contact Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 or catich@ Quad City Arts Festival of Trees, annual fundraiser
Gallery & Art Academy, thru Sat Sep 23 or morrisseygallery@sau.edu, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin sau.edu, Catich Gallery – St. Ambrose University, 2101 featuring more than 100 designer trees on display …
Fine Arts Center – St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/morrissey, Fri Oct 20 Davenport RiverCenter, Fri Nov 17 thru Wed Nov 22
Jean Shin: MAiZE, thousands of repurposed green St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/morrissey, Fri Sep 15 thru thru Wed Nov 22
plastic bottles crafted into “cornstalk” sculptures Fri Oct 20
by volunteers will form an elaborate maze on the Kathy Svec: Boxed Books, Svec’s assemblages in
Figge’s third floor; the installation will engage visitors Irma René Koen: An Artist Rediscovered, deep frames and boxes … Quad City Arts Center, Fri Oct
in a dialogue about plastic waste, food choices and exhibition features paintings by Rock Island native and 20 thru Wed Nov 22
environmental stewardship; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu.
10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free summer admission;
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru
Sun Sep 24

Found in Translation, exhibit of works by Peter Xiao,
professor of art at Augustana College in Rock Island;
Xiao playfully explores Chinese characters in mixed
media; for information, contact contact Zaiga Thorson at
309-796-5469 or thorsonz@bhc.edu, Black Hawk College
ArtSpace Gallery, Building 4, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL,
BHC.edu, thru Fri Sep 29

Summer of Love Tribute, Alan Campbell’s
photography exhibit celebrating the spirit … Midcoast
at Bucktown Gallery, thru Fri Sep 29

Debra Claire Rexroth, exhibit of mixed media,
painting, and photography; … MidCoast Centre Station
Gallery, thru Sat Sep 30

Kent Broadbent – Carolyn Krueger, exhibit of
paintings by Broadbent and ceramics … MidCoast
Gallery West, thru Sat Sep 30

Thomas Awad, painting exhibit; Mon -Fri, 6am-7:30pm,
Sat, 8am-5:30pm, … MidCoast Centre Station Gallery,
thru Sat Sep 30

Disturbed Ground: Paintings by Kristin Musgnug,
Musgnug’s paintings draw on her interest in the
scientific view of nature as well as the role nature
occupies in culture and in the human psyche; Tue.-Fri.
9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; 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/catich, thru Thu Oct 12

Out & About, a joint exhibition between MidCoast and
Quad … Casement Gallery at Bucktown Center for the
Arts, thru Fri Oct 13

Out & About, a joint exhibition between MidCoast and
Quad … Quad City Arts Center, thru Fri Oct 13

Skylines & City Lights, exhibit of new paintings by
Jeff Allen … Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, thru Sat
Oct 21
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VISUAL ARTS Techniques and Tips in Watercolor for Beginners,
Tuesdays thru Sept. 26; $39; for information, call 309-
796-8223, Black Hawk College – Quad City Campus, 6600
Exhibits & Shows 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/communityed, noon Tue
Sep 5
Outlying Areas
Creations with Clay, Wednesdays thru Oct. 11; $99;
Currently on Display for information, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College
– Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/
Ruptures, an exhibition featuring the work of nine … communityed, 6pm Wed Sep 6
Des Moines Art Center, thru Sun Sep 3
Electric Origami, create a beautiful LED lit cube using
Uncharted Waters: The Fine Art of Watercolor a combination of … East Moline Public Library, 5:30pm
Painting, with wonderfully varied examples drawn Thu Sep 7
from the … Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru
Sun Sep 10 Wine & Art: Printmaking and Kitchen Table
Creations, with instructor Lynn Gingras-Taylor; enjoy an
Bliss of Being: 30 Years of Woodcuts, three decades’ art-studio activity paired with a glass of wine, light hors
worth of works by Cathie Crawford, … Lonnie Eugene d’oeuvres, and great conversation, and create a finished
Stewart Art Gallery – Carl Sandburg College, thru Sun artwork to display in your home; $20; for information,
Oct 15 call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Sep 7
WangechiMutu: The End of Eating Everything,
the multi-media artists presents an exhibition in … Des Figure Drawing / Painting Class, on Thursdays,
Moines Art Center, thru Sun Oct 15 with instructor Jason Frank; $60/month, $15/class; for
information … Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 6:15pm
Celebration of Iowa: Agriculture Art Exhibition, Thu Sep 7 thru Thu Sep 28
sixth-annual exhibit overseen by the Iowa Arts Council,
… Des Moines State Historical Building, thru Tue Oct 31 Creation Studio Drop-In: Lotus-Flower Lanterns,
create your own Lotus Flower Lantern in the tradition of Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Giordano Dance Chicago @ Galvin Fine Arts Center - November 10
Go Figure!, interactive exhibit created by Minnesota … Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Mon Sep 11
Children’s Museum, … Muscatine Art Center, thru Sun
Dresden Plate Designed Notebook Cover, with
MUSIC
Nov 5 Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Mon
instructor Alberta LaFollette; make a fabric notebook Sep 11
Art in Roman Life, over 50 works, including coins, cover in … Carl Sandburg College, 4:30pm Mon Sep 11
glass vessels, … Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru Wed Concerts An Evening with Wishbone Ash, rock-guitar band
Nov 22 Creation Studio Drop-In: Bojagi, learn all about performs on their 2017 “Tough & Tender” Tour; $20 adv
the traditional Korean art of bojagi; Korean-born … Scott & Rock Island Counties / $25 day of show (+$2 adv / $2.25 dos); for information,
Beyond the Prairie: Midwestern Art from the Bettendorf Public Library, 2pm Sat Sep 16 call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Collection, exhibit showcases the work of artists September Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Thu
inspired … Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru Paper Bag Piñatas, celebrate Hispanic culture and Sep 14
Wed Nov 22 join us in constructing paper bag … East Moline Public Class of ’82, Quad Cities-based synth pop with Victor
Library, 10am Sat Sep 16 Leon, Bryce Swanson, Devin Alexander, Zack Johnson, Henhouse Prowlers, concert with the Chicago-based
Dr. William Anderson Collection, in the library; the Zach Metzger, and Josh Duffee; $5 at the door; for bluegrass musicians; $10 adv / $12 dos; for tickets and
collection includes personal … Carl Sandburg College, Creation Studio Drop-In: Taeguk Fans, the Taeguk information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
thru Wed Nov 22 Fan features a tri-colored interlocking spiral design that 129 Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm
… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Mon Sep 18 7:30pm Fri Sep 1 Fri Sep 15
Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon,
the installation reflects the depth of the … Cedar Rapids Creation Studio Drop-In: Grass Heads, create Moeller Nights: Christopher Gold, singer/ Digital Circus 2K17 Freak Parade, outdoor music
Museum of Art, thru Wed Nov 22 a friend who’s hair will grow with nothing, but … songwriter performs after comedy sets by Kristen celebration; Fri. 7pm-12:30am, Sat. … RIBCO, Fri Sep 15
Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Mon Sep 25 Toomey and Dave Losso; … Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & and Sat Sep 16
I, too, am America, featuring works on paper, Raccoon Motel, 8pm Fri Sep 1
sculpture, and photography, … Des Moines Art Center, Be a Happy Camper, with instructor Alberta Nathan Carter, concert with the chart-topping Irish
thru Wed Nov 22 LaFollette; create a travel camper designed pillowcase, Electric Shock , concert with the AC/DC tribute crooner, featuring special guest Chloe Agnew; $45-75;
… Carl Sandburg College, 4pm Mon Sep 25 musicians, … RIBCO, 8pm Sat Sep 2 for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third
Iowa Artists 2017: Yun Shin, exhibit of Shin’s subtle St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 3pm Sun Sep 17
drawings created by … Des Moines Art Center, thru Wed Pinterest Night, join us in making a craft from Moeller Nights: Jeremy Pinnell, Northern Kentucky-
Nov 22 Pinterest; free; for … East Moline Public Library, 6pm based county musician in concert, … Triple Crown Third Sunday @ 3 Concert, each month features
Wed Sep 27 Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Sat Sep 2 a different type of music and all … St. John’s United
Marvin Cone: An American Vision, a single-gallery Methodist Church, 3pm Sun Sep 17
exhibition that serves as an … Cedar Rapids Museum of 2017 QC Festival of Praise, themed “A Night to Honor
Art, thru Wed Nov 22 October & November – VISUAL ARTS Our Heroes”; an evening of high-praise worship … Third Sunday Jazz, Polyrhythms presents a 6pm
LeClaire Park, 7pm Sun Sep 3 jazz concert ($10-15) preceded by a 3pm all-ages jazz
Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker, artistic Halloween Cork Critters & More, with instructor workshop ($5/adults, free for kids); for tickets and
takes on the venerated Iowa City … Cedar Rapids Alberta LaFollette; make and take gift items from … Carl Disco in the District, outdoor concert with headlining information, call 309-373-0790, The Redstone Room,
Museum of Art, thru Wed Nov 22 Sandburg College, 4:30pm Mon Oct 2 disco band The Shagadelics … RIBCO, 8pm Sun Sep 3 129 Main St, Davenport IA, Polyrhythms.org, 3pm Sun
Sep 17
Introduction to Watercolors, on Wednesdays; EyeHateGod, concert with the sludge-metal band
Opening This Fall – VISUAL ARTS with instructor Ron Hunt; for beginning/intermediate from New Orleans, … RIBCO, 8pm Tue Sep 5 Third Sunday Jazz: Grace Kelly, jazz musician
students or … Carl Sandburg College, 6pm Wed Oct 4 performs as part of Kelly’s residency with the Quad City
Living Proof Exhibit: Cancer Survivor Art, exhibit thru Wed Oct 25 Moeller Nights: Brent Cowles, concerts with Arts Visiting Artist Series; preceded by a 3pm workshop
celebrating the creative spirit of cancer … Cedar Rapids independent musicians Cowles at 7pm, … Triple Crown ($5, free for kids); $10-15; for information, call 309-793-
Museum of Art, Sat Sep 9 thru Wed Nov 22 Figure Drawing / Painting Class, on Thursdays, Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Thu Sep 7 1213; for tickets, call 309-373-0790., The Redstone Room,
with instructor Jason Frank; $60/month, $15/class; for 129 Main St, Davenport IA, QuadCityArts.com, 6pm Sun
Monika Grtzymala, a selection of Grzymala’s large- information … Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 6:15pm Twista, concert with rap artist Carl Terrell Mitchell; $20- Sep 17
scale, glowing works made from the … Tifereth Israel Thu Oct 5 thru Thu Nov 16 40; for information, … RIBCO, 8pm Thu Sep 7
Synagogue, Wed Sep 20 thru Fri Nov 10 ZZ Top, concert with the chart-topping rockers and
Crochet Basics, with instructor Ariel Mackey; begin by Samantha Fish, concert with the blues-rock musician; members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; $59.50-99.50;
Drawing in Space, exhibit includes the work of three learning basic stitching and … Galesburg Public Library, $15; for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third
artists and one collective … Des Moines Art Center, Fri Wed Oct 18 thru Sat Oct 28 The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Tue Sep 19
Sep 29 thru Wed Nov 22 RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Fri Sep 8
Pinterest Night, join us in making a craft from Davina & the Vagabonds, concert with the
Figure Study: The Body in Art, this exhibition looks Pinterest; free; for … East Moline Public Library, 6pm The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece Minnesota-based roots, jazz, and blues musicians; $12
at how artists have used the body … Cedar Rapids Wed Oct 25 big band will be playing … The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 6pm adv / $15 dos; for tickets and information, call 563-326-
Museum of Art, Sat Sep 30 thru Wed Nov 22 Fri Sep 8 1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
Creation Studio Drop-In: Korean Ddakji Game, RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Wed Sep 20
make and use these folded paper tiles to play the … Chamber Music Quad Cities: Departure & Return,
Classes Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Mon Oct 30 Davenport natives Gregory and Thomas Sauer resume Moeller Nights: John Stickley Trio, singer/guitarist
their artistic direction … Great Hall at Trinity Cathedral, and his ensemble in concert, … Triple Crown Whiskey Bar
September – VISUAL ARTS Creation Studio Drop-In: String Art, join us as 7:30pm Sat Sep 9 & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Wed Sep 20
Shawna Fibikar of Strung By Shawna walks … Bettendorf
Stained Glass: Beginning, Copper Foil, Tuesdays Public Library, 11am Sat Nov 11 Today Is the Day, concert with the noise-rock and Head for the Hills, concert with the Colorado-based
thru Oct. 3; $65; for information, call 309-796-8223, experimental-metal band from Nashville; $10; … RIBCO, progressive-bluegrass musicians, featuring an opening
Black Hawk College – Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Adult Craft: Corner Bookmarks, made with very 9pm Sat Sep 9 set by The Tillers; $10 adv / $12 dos; for tickets and
Moline IL, BHC.edu/communityed, 6pm Tue Sep 5 simple origami folding and crafty details added … Silvis information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Public Library, 6pm Mon Nov 20 Moeller Nights: Amasa Hines, Little Rock, Arkansas- Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm
based rockers in concert with special guests; $10 … Thu Sep 21
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Moeller Nights: Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, Moeller Nights: Jonny Fritz, American alternative Kiss the Sky: The Definitive Jimi Hendrix Tribute QCSO Masterworks I: Postcards from Paris, the
concert with the soul/pop band from Detroit and special country musician in concert, … Triple Crown Whiskey Bar Experience, concert tribute with virtuoso guitarist and Quad City Symphony Orchestra and soprano Elena
guests; $10 … Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Sun Oct 1 former Columbia recording artist … Circa ’21 Dinner Perroni perform a repertoire including Gershwin’s “An
Motel, 7pm Thu Sep 21 Playhouse, 7pm Thu Oct 5 American in Paris,” Puccini’s “Excerpts from La Bohème,”
Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Concert, sponsored by and Berlioz’s “Symphonie fantastique”; for information
Jim Ryan, an event in the Brown Bag Lunch Concert Eye Surgeons Associates; free; for information, call 309- Infinitus, concert with the string trio and Quad City Arts and tickets, call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third
Series; bring … Bettendorf Public Library, noon 524-2470 … Moline Public Library, noon Mon Oct 2 Visiting … Pleasant Valley High School – Auditorium, St, Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 8pm Sat Oct 7
Fri Sep 22 7pm Fri Oct 6
Moeller Nights: Tristen, concert with singer/ QCSO Masterworks I: Postcards from Paris, the
Legendary Shack Shakers, concert with the songwriter Tristen Gaspadarek, … Triple Crown Whiskey Natty Nation, Midwestern reggae musicians in Quad City Symphony Orchestra and soprano Elena
rockabilly/blues musicians, … RIBCO, 9pm Fri Sep 22 Bar & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Tue Oct 3 concert; $10 adv / $12 dos; for tickets and information, Perroni perform a … Centennial Hall, Augustana College,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, 2pm Sun Oct 8
Shook Twins, concert with the indie folk-pop band Moeller Nights: Matt Pond PA, concert with the New Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Fri Oct 6
from Portland, Oregon, featuring an opening set by York-based power-pop band, … Triple Crown Whiskey The Menzingers, concert with the punk-rock band
Marah in the Mainsail; $12 adv / $15 dos; for tickets and Bar & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Wed Oct 4 Matchbox Twenty, the chart-topping rockers in from Scranton, Pennsylvania; $20 advance … RIBCO,
information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 concert, performing with special guest Matt Nathanson 8pm Thu Oct 12
Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Chris Stapleton, concert with the chart-topping … iWireless Center, 8pm Sat Oct 7
Fri Sep 22 country singer/.songwriter, featuring special guest The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece
Margo Price … iWireless Center, 7:30pm Thu Oct 5 Moeller Nights: Liz Moen, concert with the Iowa big band will be playing … The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 6pm
Chicago Farmer, concert with the folk and blues City-based singer/songwriter and guitarist; $8 … Triple Fri Oct 13
singer/songwriters; $10 adv / $12 dos; for tickets and Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Sat Oct 7
information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm
Sat Sep 23

Spin Doctors and Cracker, multi-platinum-selling
alternative rock bands in concert; $27-57; for tickets and
information, call 563-328-8000, Rhythm City Casino
Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave, Davenport IA,
RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Sat Sep 23

The Cerny Brothers, concert with folk and rock
musicians and siblings Robert and Scott Cerny; 7pm
doors, 8pm concert; $10-12, Daytrotter, 324 Brady St,
Davenport IA, Daytrotter.com, 8pm Sat Sep 23

Moeller Nights: Palehound, concert with the
alternative-rock band fronted by Boston-based Ellen
Kempner, … Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel,
8pm Mon Sep 25

Melvins, alternative rockers in concert, featuring an
opening set by Spotlights; … RIBCO, 8pm Tue Sep 26

The Ghost of Paul Revere, Maine-based holler-folk
band in concert; $10 adv / $12 day of show; for tickets and
information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm
Tue Sep 26

Moeller Nights: Banditos, concert with the six-piece
rock and roll band … Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
Raccoon Motel, 8pm Wed Sep 27

The Huntress & Holder of Hands, concert with multi-
instrumental string player, vocalist, and songwriter
MorghanEve Swain; $12 adv / $15 dos; for tickets and
information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm
Fri Sep 29

Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music
played on two pianos by highly skilled … The Circa ’21
Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Sep 29

All Senses Festival Event, featuring music by Id
Pyramid, Mountain Swallower, Har-Di-Har, Moss Folk,
Dead Rider, Sisters … Rozz-Tox, 6pm Fri Sep 29

Magic City Hippies, indie-funk trio in concert;
$10; for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Sat Sep 30

William Elliott Whitmore, concert with the blues,
country, and folk singer/songwriter; $20; for … RIBCO,
8pm Sat Sep 30

All Senses Festival Event, featuring music by Johnnie
Cluney, Brooks Strause, Liv Carrow, Emili, Bill MacKay, …
Rozz-Tox, 3pm Sat Sep 30

October – MUSIC
Harvest Moon Song & Dance Fest, enjoy 100 years
of rural American music and dance in Pioneer Village’s
natural outdoor amphitheater; the day’s music includes
old settler songs, folk, banjo, guitar, waltz, fiddle,
accordion, harmonica, barn dance songs, cowboy songs
and country & western; $3-6, ages five & under free; for
information, call 563-328-3283, Dan Nagle Walnut Grove
Pioneer Village, 18817 290th St, Long Grove IA, 1pm
Sun Oct 1
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MUSIC / Concerts / Scott & Rock Island PHO, Minneapolis-based funk musicians in concert,
featuring an opening set by The Low Down; $7; for tickets
Counties / October and information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room,
129 Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
7:30pm Thu Oct 26
Whiskey’s Gone: A Zac Brown Tribute Band,
country-music concert with the touring musicians; Lewis Knudsen, an event in the Brown Bag Lunch
$10; for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, Concert Series; bring … Bettendorf Public Library, noon
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, Fri Oct 27
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Fri Oct 13
Tim Reynolds & TR3, concert with the guitarist and
Moeller Nights: Crocodiles, concert with the noise sonic innovator of more than 35 years; $20 adv / $25
pop/indie pop band from San Diego, … Triple Crown dos (+fees); for tickets and information, call 563-326-
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Sun Oct 15 1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Fri Oct 27
Third Sunday @ 3 Concert, each month features
a different type of music and all … St. John’s United Calvin Johnson: Selector Dub Narcotic, concert
Methodist Church, 3pm Sun Oct 15 with the guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, music producer,
and disc … RIBCO, 7pm Mon Oct 30
Third Sunday Jazz, Polyrhythms presents a 6pm
jazz concert ($10-15) preceded by a 3pm all-ages jazz Daytrotter Halloween Show: The Dawn as
workshop ($5/adults, free for kids); for tickets and Genesis w/ Peter Gabriel & Phil Collins – The
information, call 309-373-0790, The Redstone Room, 129 Velies as The Pretenders, tribute concert with
Main St, Davenport IA, Polyrhythms.org, 3pm Sun Oct 15 the local musicians; 7pm doors, 8pm concert; $8-12,
Daytrotter, 324 Brady St, Davenport IA, Daytrotter.com,
Moeller Nights: Humming House, touring folk 8pm Tue Oct 31
musicians in concert, … Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
Raccoon Motel, 8pm Tue Oct 17
Mason Jennings @ The Redstone Room - November 10 November – MUSIC
Project Trio, in Building 4, Room 115; concert with the
ensemble featuring bass, flute, and cello, and the current and artists in the Quad Cities region, explore the current 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport Moeller Nights: Susto, concert with the indie rock
Quad City Arts Visiting Artists; for information, call politically-charged landscape of Korea, and looks IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Sat Oct 21 band from Charleston, South Carolina, … Village
309-796-5478 or email palomakij@bhc.edu, Black Hawk deeper into the Korean adoptee experience in Iowa; Theatre, 8pm Sat Nov 4
College – Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, free; for information, contact Marian Lee at 563-333- Janet Jackson, concert with the Grammy-winning,
BHC.edu, Tue Oct 17 6148 or leemariany@sau.edu, Galvin Fine Arts Center, chart-topping pop star on her “State … iWireless Center, QCSO Masterworks II: Postcards from the Wild
St. Ambrose University, 2101 N Gaines St, Davenport IA, 8pm Wed Oct 25 West, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and violinist
Kidz Bop, family-friendly concert with the young SAU.edu, 7pm Sat Oct 21 Bella Hristova perform a repertoire including Williams’
pop stars on their Best Time Ever’ tour; $29.50-75; for Big Daddy Weave, contemporary-Christian musicians “The Cowboys Overture,” David Ludwig’s “Violin
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Moeller Nights: Campdogzz, concert with the perform on their “Set Free” tour, featuring guest artists Concerto,” Jacob Bancks’ “Into the Wild,” and Copland’s
Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm Fri Oct 20 Chicago-based rockers, … Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & including We Are Messengers and Micah Tyler; $23-78; “Suite from Billy the Kid”; for information and tickets, call
Raccoon Motel, 8pm Sat Oct 21 for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport
Project Trio, concert with the ensemble featuring St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm Thu Oct 26 IA, QCSO.org, 8pm Sat Nov 4
bass, flute, and cello, and … Bettendorf High School The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans, blues,
Performing Arts Center, 7pm Fri Oct 20 jazz, spirituals, and more with touring performers Moeller Nights: Landlady, concert with the Vocal Ensemble QC: Holy and Happy, under the
Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and The alternative rockers, … Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & direction of Peter Grau, the ensemble will perform …
Land of the Morning Calm, this Korean Cultural Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet; $28-53; for tickets, call Raccoon Motel, 8pm Thu Oct 26 St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 7:30pm Sat Nov 4
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MUSIC / Concerts / Scott & Rock Island
Counties / November

Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music
played on two pianos by highly skilled … The Circa ’21
Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Nov 4

Moeller Nights: Lillie Mae, concert with the fiddler
and country singer/songwriter; $15 … Triple Crown
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Sun Nov 5

QCSO Masterworks II: Postcards from the Wild
West, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and violinist
Bella Hristova perform … Centennial Hall, Augustana
College, 2pm Sun Nov 5

Kansas, chart-topping progressive rockers perform
on their Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour; $40-95; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St,
Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Wed Nov 8

Gas Feed & Seed Music Festival: No. 2, Moeller
Nights sponsors performances with dozens of … Village
of East Davenport, Thu Nov 9 thru Sat Nov 11

Elton John, an event in John’s six-city concert tour that
will feature … iWireless Center, 8pm Fri Nov 10

Mason Jennings, concert with the folk-pop
singer/songwriter; $25 adv / $30 dos; for tickets and
information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm
Fri Nov 10

The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece
big band will be playing … The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 6pm
Fri Nov 10

Moeller Nights: Jessica Lea Mayfield, concert with
the country/rock singer-songwriter from Kent, Ohio; $15
… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Tue Rhonda Gates’ Sunrise on a Willowed River @ Quad City Arts @ the Airport - opens November 1
Nov 14

Tim Hawkins, an evening with the Christian comedian, Yesterday & Today: The Interactive Beatles Mandolin Orange, Americana, bluegrass, and folk Michaela Anne, songs of romantic regret and small-
songwriter, and singer on his national tour; $22-78; for Experience, concert event with the touring tribute musicians in concert; $20 plus fees; … Englert Theatre, town longing with the touring … CSPS/Legion Arts, 7pm
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, musicians; $13-25; for tickets … Ohnward Fine Arts 8pm Sat Sep 23 Sun Oct 1
Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Fri Nov 17 Center, 7pm Sat Sep 9
Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche, 7pm doors; An Evening with Shovels & Rope, concert with the
Tony Hoeppner, an event in the Brown Bag Lunch Yes, the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees $20 … Princeton Coffeehouse, 7:30pm Sat Sep 23 folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina … Codfish
Concert Series; bring … Bettendorf Public Library, noon perform songs … McGrath Amphitheatre, 7pm Tue Hollow Barn, 8pm Mon Oct 2
Fri Nov 17 Sep 12 John McCutcheon, concert with the master
instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, storyteller, activist, Martin Sexton, touring jazz, blues, folk, and soul
QCSO Holiday Pops: Harry Potter and the The Mountain Goats, Americana and folk musicians in and author; … CSPS/Legion Arts, 7pm Sun Sep 24 musician in concert; $25-30; … CSPS/Legion Arts, 7pm
Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert, at 2 & 8pm; the concert, … Englert Theatre, 8pm Wed Sep 13 Tue Oct 3
concerts will feature the Quad City Symphony Orchestra El Ten Eleven, concert with the Los Angeles-based
performing to every image of the film and every note Froggy Fresh, concert with rap artist Tyler Stephen post-rock duo, $12-15; for information … Gabe’s, 9pm La Santa Cecilia, cumbia, bossa nova, rumba,
of John Williams’ score; for information and tickets, call Cassidy, $15-200; for information and … Gabe’s, 8pm Wed Sep 27 bolero, tango, jazz, rock, and klezmer with the Los
563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport Thu Sep 14 Angeles-based Grammy winners; $10-20; for tickets and
IA, $18-58, Sat Nov 18 Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche, concert information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101
Moeller Nights: J. Roddy Walston & the Business, with the mother/daughter folk duo; $17-21; for tickets East Park Rd, Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm
Third Sunday @ 3 Concert, each month features Virginia-based rockers in concert with special guests; and … CSPS/Legion Arts, 7pm Wed Sep 27 Thu Oct 5
a different type of music and all … St. John’s United $20-25 … Codfish Hollow Barn, 8pm Thu Sep 14
Methodist Church, 3pm Sun Nov 19 Stoney LaRue, country concert with the Texas Lee Rocker, concert with the platinum-selling rocker
The Official Blues Brothers Revue, an evening Country/Red Dirt artist; $17; for … First Avenue Club, from the Stray Cats; $25-30; … Orpheum Theatre,
Third Sunday Jazz, Polyrhythms presents a 6pm of blues and soul with the touring Jake-and-Elwood 8pm Fri Sep 29 7:30pm Thu Oct 5
jazz concert ($10-15) preceded by a 3pm all-ages jazz … University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 7:30pm
workshop ($5/adults, free for kids); for tickets and Sat Sep 16 That 1 Guy, concert with Las Vegas-based one-man Soil, concert with the touring rock musicians, $20-25; for
information, call 309-373-0790, The Redstone Room, band Mike Silverman, $15; for … Gabe’s, 10pm Fri Sep 29 information and … Gabe’s, 7pm Thu Oct 5
129 Main St, Davenport IA, Polyrhythms.org, 3pm Sun Haunted Windchimes, old-timey roots music with
Nov 19 the Pueblo, Colorado-based quartet; $15-18; for … CSPS/ Billy Ocean, concert with the Grammy-winning, chart- Mary Gauthier, alt-country singer-songwriter in
Legion Arts, 7pm Wed Sep 20 topping pop musician; $35-55; for tickets, call 877-677- concert; $18-22; for tickets and information, call 319-364-
3456, Riverside Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, 1580 … CSPS/Legion Arts, 8pm Fri Oct 6
Outlying Areas Black Violin, an evening with the hip-hop duo from Riverside IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Sat Sep 30
Florida … University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, The DogFathers, concert with the cover band
September – MUSIC 7:30pm Thu Sep 21 Moeller Nights: Angel Olsen, concert with the North specializing in the Beatles, Stones, … First Avenue Club,
Carolina-based singer/songwriter, … Codfish Hollow 7pm Fri Oct 6
Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival, annual Lucero, concert with the country-punk rock band based Barn, 8pm Sat Sep 30
festival featuring performances by more than two in Memphis, Tennessee, … Codfish Hollow Barn, 8pm Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos, concert
dozen blues … Riverfront Park – Peoria, Fri Sep 1 thru Thu Sep 21 Niyaz: The Fourth Light Project, the Iranian musician performance with the touring pianists; $20; for tickets
Sat Sep 2 presents a multimedia experience combining live music and … Timber Lake Playhouse, 7pm Sat Oct 7
Pokey LaFarge, Americana and rock singer/songwriter and sacred dance with advanced projection techniques
25th Annual Bowlful of Blues, annual festival in concert, … Englert Theatre, 8pm Fri Sep 22 that respond to sound and music in real time; $10-35; Miss May I, concert with the metalcore band from Troy,
featuring performances by Juliana & a Soul Purpose, … for tickets and information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Ohio, … Gabe’s, 6pm Tue Oct 10
Maytag Park, noon Sun Sep 3 The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd, Iowa City IA, Hancher.
Marsalis, jazz and swing with the legendary trumpeter/ UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Sat Sep 30 Over the Rhine, concert with folk musicians Linford
The Cadillac Three, concert with the American composer and his ensemble; $10-75; for tickets and Detweiler and Karin Bergquist; $18-22; … CSPS/Legion
Southern rock group … First Avenue Club, 8pm Fri Sep 8 information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101 Arts, 7pm Thu Oct 12
East Park Rd, Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm October – MUSIC
Garp 2017, second-annual event featuring food Fri Sep 22 Old 97’s, Americana, alt-country, and rock musicians
vendors, two stages, 30 bands, free camping … Codfish Leslie Odom Jr., the “Hamilton” Tony winner and in concert; $28.50; for tickets … Englert Theatre, 8pm
Hollow Barn, 5pm Fri Sep 8 thru Sat Sep 9 Wild Belle, pop, funk, and rock with siblings Elliot and his band perform songs in a number of styles in a free Fri Oct 13
Natalie Bergman, … Gabe’s, 9pm Sat Sep 23 outdoor concert; free; for information, call 319-335-1160,
Brucemorchestra X, presented by Orchestra Iowa Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd, Iowa City IA, Split Lip Rayfield, concert with the vocal and acoustic
in partnership with Cedar Rapids Opera … Brucemore, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7pm Sun Oct 1 instrumental group from Wichita, … Gabe’s, 10pm
Sat Sep 9 Fri Oct 13
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The Carl Acuff Jr. Show featuring Jeannie Kendall, Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra: The Outer Space, 22, Riverside IA, RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 8pm repertoire, hosted by … Centennial Hall, Augustana
touring performance of country, rock ‘n roll, and Motown touring singer/songwriter and his ensemble present Sat Nov 11 College, 1pm Sun Oct 8
hits; … Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 7pm Sat Oct 14 the musical tale of a couple headed for space; $10-
25; for tickets and information, call 319-335-1160, Diana Jones, singer/songwriter in concert; 7pm doors; Inside the Music: QCSO Masterworks II, join QCSO
The Lone Bellow, Americana, alt-country, and rock Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd, Iowa City IA, $15; for information, call 815-878-4805 … Princeton Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration
musicians in concert, … Englert Theatre, 8pm Sat Oct 14 Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7pm Fri Oct 27 Coffeehouse, 7:30pm Sat Nov 11 of the weekend’s Masterworks programs, the lives of
the composers, and the life of the music itself; 5pm
David Bromberg & John Sebastian, blues, folk, and Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra, concert with the Sofi & the Baladis, an evening with the Israeli actress doors, 5:20pm program; cash bar available; free; for
rock singer/songwriters in concert; $38.50; for tickets … touring singer/songwriter and his ensemble; $10- and singer accompanied by … University of Dubuque’s information, call 563-322-7276, Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E
Englert Theatre, 7pm Sun Oct 15 25; for tickets and information, call 319-335-1160, Heritage Center, 7:30pm Sat Nov 11 3rd St, Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 5pm Thu Nov 2
Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd, Iowa City IA,
Pinegrove, concert with the indie-rock and alternative Hancher.UIowa.edu, 9:30pm Fri Oct 27 thru Sat Oct 28 A Far Cry: The Blue Hour with Luciana Souza, a Afterglow: QCSO Masterworks II, held immediately
country band from Montclair, … Gabe’s, 7pm new work created by composers Caroline Shaw, Shara after the night’s concert at the Adler Theatre; mingle
Mon Oct 16 Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra: No Place to Go, the Nova, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Angélica Negrón, and with conductor Mark Russell Smith and musicians from
singer/songwriter and his ensemble present a musical Rachel Grimes, featuring Grammy-winning jazz vocalist the Quad City Symphony Orchestra; cash bar available;
Joshua Bell, the classical musician performs on his 1713 story of work, outsourcing, identity, and a potential Souza; $10-35; for tickets and information, call 319-335- free; for information, call 563-322-7276, Hotel Blackhawk,
Huberman Stradivarius violin; $10-70; for tickets and career move to Mars; $10-25; for tickets and information, 1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd, Iowa City IA, 200 E 3rd St, Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 9:30pm Sat Nov 4
information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101 call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Thu Nov 16
East Park Rd, Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7pm Sat Oct 28 Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks II,
Fri Oct 20 attend an informal pre-concert presentation on the

Special Events
Habib Koité & Bamada, concert with one of Africa’s repertoire, hosted by Kai Swanson; free; for information,
Tony Danza: Standards & Stories, an evening most popular and recognized singers, … CSPS/Legion call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St,
of songs and storytelling with the alumnus and … Arts, 8pm Sat Oct 28 Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 7pm Sat Nov 4
University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 7:30pm Inside the Music: QCSO Masterworks I, join QCSO
Fri Oct 20 Sons of the Never Wrong, 7pm doors; $15; Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks II,
for information, call 815-878-4805 … Princeton of the weekend’s Masterworks programs, the lives of attend an informal pre-concert presentation on the
AJ Croce: Two Generations of American Music, Coffeehouse, 7:30pm Sat Oct 28 the composers, and the life of the music itself; 5pm repertoire, hosted by … Centennial Hall, Augustana
concert features a complete set of classics by his father doors, 5:20pm program; cash bar available; free; for College, 1pm Sun Nov 5
… Orpheum Theatre, 7:30pm Sat Oct 21 information, call 563-322-7276, Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E
November – MUSIC 3rd St, Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 5pm Thu Oct 5

LITERARY ARTS
Skipper’s Alley, seven-piece ensemble performs a
dynamic take on traditional Irish music; … CSPS/Legion Jeff Daniels & the Ben Daniels Band, an evening of Afterglow: QCSO Masterworks I, held immediately
Arts, 7pm Sun Oct 22 folk songs with the Emmy-winning actor/musician and after the night’s concert at the Adler Theatre; mingle
… University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 7:30pm with conductor Mark Russell Smith and musicians from Readings & Discussions
Moeller Nights Presents Twice Is Nice: An Evening Wed Nov 1 the Quad City Symphony Orchestra; cash bar available;
with Deer Tick, concert with the alternative rock band free; for information, call 563-322-7276, Hotel Blackhawk, September
from Providence, Rhode Island … Codfish Hollow Barn, Real Estate, dream-pop and indie-rock musicians in 200 E 3rd St, Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 9:30pm Sat Oct 7
8pm Tue Oct 24 concert, … Englert Theatre, 8pm Sat Nov 4 Bruce Campbell, film and TV star Campbell will read
Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks I, from and talk … Englert Theatre, 7pm Tue Sep 5
Shawn Colvin & Her Band, Americana and folk Peter Mulvey, acoustic-rock singer/songwriter attend an informal pre-concert presentation on the
singer/songwriter in concert, … Englert Theatre, 8pm performs in support of his newest album “Silver … CSPS/ repertoire, hosted by Kai Swanson; free; for information, Great River Writers Retreat Reading featuring
Tue Oct 24 Legion Arts, 7pm Sun Nov 5 call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Misty Urban, for information, call 309-732-7330 or
Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 7pm Sat Oct 7 e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest
Dinosaur Jr., concert with the indie musicians, … 98°, concert with the chart-topping, platinum-selling Writing Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St,
Codfish Hollow Barn, 7pm Fri Oct 27 pop quartet; $35-65; for information and tickets, call 877- Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks I, Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 6:30pm Wed Sep 6
677-3456, Riverside Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway attend an informal pre-concert presentation on the
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LITERARY ARTS / Book of Unknown Americans, a celebration of Human Book Day, for information, call 563-333-6246
Hispanic culture as part of the library’s … Moline Public … St. Ambrose University Library, 2pm Wed Nov 8
Readings & Discussions / September Library, 6:30pm Tue Sep 26
Flower Net, a discussion of Lisa See’s book with the
Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger Mystery Book … Bettendorf Public Library, 9:30am
Books on Tap, the Davenport Public Libraries host a fun, of Everyday Things, a discussion of Rick Smith’s book Sat Nov 11
casual book discussion; free; for information, call 563-326- with the Environmental Book … River Action, 7pm
7832, The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Bar, 111 West 2nd St, Tue Sep 26 See YA, an adult book club with a teen-book twist;
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Sep 7 free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a discussion Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
By the Numbers, a discussion of Jen Lancaster’s book of Alice Hoffman’s book with the Southwest Branch Book Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Nov 13
as part of the … Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Thu Sep 7 Club; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library – Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd, Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating
A Corpse in the Koryo, a discussion of James Church’s Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Sep 26 yummy sweets; all registrants receive a complimentary
book with the Mystery Book … Bettendorf Public
Janet Jackson @ iWireless Center - October 25 copy of the story; free; for information, call 563-326-
Library, 9:30am Sat Sep 9 Banned Books Week Reading, annual celebration of 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
the freedom to read and think as you like during Banned Mrs. Dalloway, the Rock Island Public Library hosts Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Nov 13
Author Visit: Maria Nhambu, hambu, author of the Books Week brings in local writers, librarians, teachers a discussion of Virginia Woolf’s book with the Last
Dancing Soul Trilogy, will discuss her books and share and other lovers of the written word to read aloud Call Book Club; free, drinks available for purchase; for Sunday’s at Tiffany’s, a discussion of James
her love of her native Africa, its culture and rhythms; from their favorite banned or challenged works; free; information, call 309-732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St, Patterson’s book in the Get Lit … Coffee Hound –
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org 7pm Tue Oct 17 Bettendorf, 7pm Tue Nov 14
Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10:30am Sat Sep 9 RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Wed Sep 27 University of Iowa International Writing Program The Martyred, a discussion of Richard Kim’s book with
Reading, for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail the Contemporary Books … Bettendorf Public Library,
See YA, an adult book club with a teen-book twist; Brown Bag Book Club Discussion, discussion of mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing noon Wed Nov 15
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport popular fiction and non-fiction titles over the lunch Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, hour; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Island IL, MWCQC.org, 5pm Tue Oct 17 The Vegetarian, a discussion of Han Kang’s book with
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Sep 11 Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, the Contemporary Books … Bettendorf Public Library,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Sep 27 West End Book Club Discussion, discuss 7pm Wed Nov 15
Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with
yummy sweets; all registrants receive a complimentary Digging to America, a discussion of Anne Tyler’s book this fun group; free; for information, call 563-326- The Zookeeper’s Wife, a discussion of Diane
copy of the story; free; for information, call 563-326- with the Adult Book … LeClaire Community Library, 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Ackerman’s book with the 30/31 Book Club; free; for
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, 6:30pm Wed Sep 27 Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Oct 17 information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Sep 11 Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island IL,
Book’em Mystery Book Club, pick up a copy from Casual Coffee with Author Michelle Hoover, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Wed Nov 15
The Nightingale, a discussion of Kristin Hannah’s the reference desk and start … Moline Public Library, Hoover, author of the All Iowa Reads title “Bottomland,”
book with the Alpha Book Club; free; for information, call 6:30pm Thu Sep 28 will … Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Wed Oct 18 The Couple Next Door, the Rock Island Public Library
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library – Downtown hosts a discussion of Shari Lapena’s book with the Last
Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, Call Book Club; free, drinks available for purchase; for
3pm Mon Sep 11 October – LITERARY ARTS a discussion of Barbara Demick’s book with the information, call 309-732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St,
Contemporary Books … Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org 7pm Tue Nov 21
Vaseline Buddha, a discussion of Jung Young Moon’s book The Whistler, a discussion of John Grisham’s book with Wed Oct 18
in the Get … Coffee Hound – Bettendorf, 7pm Tue Sep 12 the Alpha Book Club; free; for information, call 309-732- West End Book Club Discussion, discuss
7323, Rock Island Public Library – Downtown Library, The Children’s Hour, a discussion of Lillian Hellman’s contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary fiction and 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm book with the 30/31 Book Club; free; for information, call this fun group; free; for information, call 563-326-
non-fiction at this lively book discussion group; free; for Mon Oct 2 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library – 30/31 Branch, 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library 3059 30th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Nov 21
– Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, Hope in Hell, discussion with the Bioethics and 6:30pm Wed Oct 18
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Sep 13 Humanities Initiative Book Group; free; for … Christ the Brown Bag Book Club Discussion, discussion of
King Chapel – St. Ambrose University, 7pm Wed Oct 4 The Vegetarian, a discussion of Han Kang’s book with popular fiction and non-fiction titles over the lunch
The Intention Experiment, a discussion of Dr. Lynne the Contemporary Books … Bettendorf Public Library, hour; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
McTaggart’s book with the IONSQC book … Cafe Indigo, The Mountain Between Us, a Carl Sandburg College 1pm Wed Oct 18 Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
5:30pm Wed Sep 13 Book Club discussion of Charles Martin’s … Q’s Cafe, 1pm Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Nov 22
Wed Oct 4 The Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth
Alison Flowers, meet the “Exoneree Diaries” author/ About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our LeClaire Community Library Book Club, held in
journalist as part of the library’s … Moline Public Library, Books on Tap, the Davenport Public Libraries host a Last Chance to Save Humanity, a discussion of James the fireplace room; books are available at the … LeClaire
3pm Sat Sep 16 fun, casual book discussion; free; for information, call Hansen’s book with the Environmental Book … River Community Library, 6:30pm Wed Nov 22
563-326-7832, The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Bar, Action, 7pm Tue Oct 24
Red Queen, best suited for grades 7-9; a discussion 111 West 2nd St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
of Victoria Aveyard’s … Bettendorf Public Library, 2pm 6:30pm Thu Oct 5 A Great Reckoning, a discussion of Louise Penny’s Workshops & Classes
Sat Sep 16 book with the Adult Book … LeClaire Community
See YA, an adult book club with a teen-book twist; Library, 6:30pm Wed Oct 25 September – LITERARY ARTS
Dead Wake, the Rock Island Public Library hosts a free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
discussion of Erik Larson’s book with the Last Call Book Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Brown Bag Book Club Discussion, discussion of Writer’s Studio, on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the
Club; free, drinks available for purchase; for information, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Oct 9 popular fiction and non-fiction titles over the lunch month; listen to area writers’ works and brings works to
call 309-732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St, Rock Island hour; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport share; free; for information, call 563-732-7330 or e-mail
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Tue Sep 19 Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing
yummy sweets; all registrants receive a complimentary Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Oct 25 Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock
West End Book Club Discussion, discuss copy of the story; free; for information, call 563-326- Island IL, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Sep 2 and Sat Sep 16
contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Book’em Mystery Book Club, pick up a copy from
this fun group; free; for information, call 563-326- Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Oct 9 the reference desk and start … Moline Public Library, Playwriting Workshop with Chris Jansen, on
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, 6:30pm Thu Oct 26 Tuesdays; students will play with dialogue, situation,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Sep 19 Please Look After Mom, a discussion of Kyung-Sook conflict, and humor, and write a series of short plays;
Shin’s book in the Get Lit: … Coffee Hound – Bettendorf, Last Monday Book Club Discussion, light $50-75; for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail
Elizabeth Is Missing, a discussion of Emma Healey’s 7pm Tue Oct 10 refreshments served; free; for information, call 309-755- mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing
book with the 30/31 Book Club; free; for information, call 3393 … Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Oct 30 Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library – 30/31 Branch, Between the Lines, discuss contemporary fiction and Island IL, MWCQC.org, 5:45pm Tue Sep 5 thru Tue Oct 3
3059 30th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, non-fiction at this lively book discussion group; free; for
6:30pm Wed Sep 20 information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library November – LITERARY ARTS Writing Your Memoirs, with instructor Randy
– Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, Sollenberger; learn how to write, preserve and … Carl
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, a DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Oct 11 Books on Tap, the Davenport Public Libraries host a Sandburg College, 7pm Tue Sep 5 thru Tue Sep 19
discussion of Barbara Demick’s book with the Contemporary fun, casual book discussion; free; for information, call
Books … Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Wed Sep 20 One Mind, a discussion of Dr. Larry Dossey’s book with 563-326-7832, The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Bar, Young Emerging Writers Open Critique, for ages
the IONSQC book … Cafe Indigo, 5:30pm Wed Oct 11 111 West 2nd St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 15-19; free; for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail
The Martyred, a discussion of Richard Kim’s book with 6:30pm Thu Nov 2 mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing
the Contemporary Books … Bettendorf Public Library, Read Local: E.D. Martin, the author reads from her Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock
7pm Wed Sep 20 short-story collection “The Futility of … Bettendorf A Gentleman in Moscow, a discussion of Amor Island IL, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Sep 9
Public Library, 7pm Wed Oct 11 Towles’ book with the Alpha Book Club; free; for
Brown Bag Lunch Discussion featuring Mark information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Healthy Harvest: A Taste of the Midwest, Invoke
Schwiebert, for information, call 309-732-7330 or The Investigation, a discussion of J.M. Lee’s book with Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, your John Muir or Aldo Leopold and bring your
e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest the Mystery Book … Bettendorf Public Library, 9:30am RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm Mon Nov 6 notebook or tablet; join fellow amateur and emerging
Writing Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Sat Oct 14 writers at our monthly writer’s workshop guided by
Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 11:30am Thu Sep 21 Between the Lines, discuss contemporary fiction and one of four staff members with teaching degrees
Children’s Literature Festival, co-hosted by the non-fiction at this lively book discussion group; free; for in English & masters degrees in a variety of subject
Kindred, light refreshments served; a discussion of Midwest Writing Center; free; for information, call … information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library areas; $15 includes instruction & one beverage of
Octavia E Butler’s book … Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Davenport RiverCenter, 8:30am Tue Oct 17 – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, choice; for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Mon Sep 25 DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Nov 8
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Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 3pm Sun Sep 17

Quad Cities Writers Group, dedicated to supporting
and encouraging writers (18+) of all levels, experiences,
and genres in pursuing their dreams of publication; for
beginning writers we offer feedback and methods in
helping to make sure that your first steps into writing are
positive ones, while for the more experienced writers
we offer substantive critiques to help sharpen your
work on its way to submission for publication; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
– Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Mon Sep 18

Young Emerging Writers Generative Workshop,
for ages 15-19; free; for information, call 309-732-7330
or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest
Writing Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St,
Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 5pm Wed Sep 20

“Speaker for the Dead” Poetry Workshop with
Anders Carlson-Wee, for information, call 309-
732-7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org,
Midwest Writing Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401
19th St, Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, noon Sat Sep 30

October & November – LITERARY ARTS
Quad Cities Writers Group, on the 1st & 3rd Mondays
of the month; dedicated to supporting and encouraging
writers (18+) of all levels, experiences, and genres in
pursuing their dreams of publication; for beginning writers
we offer feedback and methods in helping to make sure Houdini: The Mystery & Magic @ German
that your first steps into writing are positive ones, while for American Heritage Center thru November 4
the more experienced writers we offer substantive critiques
to help sharpen your work on its way to submission for
publication; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Young Emerging Writers Generative Workshop,
Davenport Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 for ages 15-19; free; for information, call 309-732-7330
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest
Mon Oct 2 thru Mon Nov 20 Writing Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St,
Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 5pm Wed Nov 15
“Make Two Unlike Things Shimmer Together”
Poetry Workshop with Sal Marici, for information, call

THEATRE
309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org,
Midwest Writing Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401
19th St, Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 2pm Sat Oct 7
Performances
Writer’s Studio, on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the
month; listen to area writers’ works and brings works to Scott & Rock Island Counties
share; free; for information, call 563-732-7330 or e-mail
mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing Now Playing
Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Island IL, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Oct 7 thru Sat Nov 18 Stop Kiss, Diana Son’s lesbian-romance comedy/drama,
directed by Audrey Johnson; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
Young Emerging Writers Open Critique, for ages 1:30pm; $3-5; for tickets and information, call 309-794-7306,
15-19; free; for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail Honkamp Black Box Theatre, Augustana College, 3750 7th
mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu, thru Sun Sep 3
Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Island IL, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Oct 14 Broken, world-premiere human-trafficking drama by
Aaron Randolph III, directed by Tyson Danner … QC
The Passage of Time: Aromas Around Us, Invoke Theatre Workshop, thru Sun Sep 10
your John Muir or Aldo Leopold and bring your
notebook or tablet; join fellow amateur and emerging Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, frontier romance
writers at our monthly writer’s workshop guided by based on the 1954 movie musical, … Circa ’21 Dinner
one of four staff members with teaching degrees Playhouse, thru Sat Sep 16
in English & masters degrees in a variety of subject
areas; $15 includes instruction & one beverage of
choice; for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside Opening in September – THEATRE
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 3pm Sun Oct 15 And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie’s 1943
mystery-thriller, directed by Cynthia Safford; Fri. & Sat.
Young Emerging Writers Generative Workshop, 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $13; for tickets and information, call
for ages 15-19; free; for information, call 309-732-7330 309-762-0330, Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave,
or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Moline IL, Playcrafters.com, Fri Sep 8 thru Sun Sep 17
Writing Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St,
Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 5pm Wed Oct 18 The Elephant Man, Bernard Pomerance’s Tony-
winning Victorian drama about the congenitally
“How to Hook Your Reader” Fiction Workshop disfigured Joseph … The Black Box Theatre, Fri Sep 15
with Teresa LaBella, for information, call 309-732-7330 thru Sat Sep 30
or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest
Writing Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Ring of Fire, jukebox musical featuring the hits of
Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 2pm Sat Oct 21 Johnny Cash: Fri., Sat., … Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse,
Wed Sep 20 thru Sat Nov 4
Literary Character Development: Genealogy,
Memory, & Artistic License, a fiction workshop with
Dr. Robin Throne; for information, call 309-732-7330 Opening in October – THEATRE
or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest
Writing Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, absurdist comedy by Steve
Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 2pm Sat Oct 28 Martin, directed by Corinne Johnson; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm,
Sun. 3pm; $9-13; for information and tickets, call 563-333-
Young Emerging Writers Open Critique, for ages 6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University,
15-19; free; for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail 2101 N Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/galvin, Fri Oct
mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing 6 thru Sun Oct 8
Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Island IL, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Nov 11
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THEATRE / Performances / Scott & Rock Million Dollar Quartet, Tony-winning musical about
the recording session between Johnny Cash, Jerry …
Island Counties / Opening in October Timber Lake Playhouse, Fri Sep 8 thru Sun Sep 17

Bakersfield Mist, Stephen Sachs’ comedy about
All’s Well That Ends Well, the Prenzie Players’ class, truth, value, and the meaning of art, directed by
present Shakespeare’s comedy, directed by Catherine Sean Christopher Lewis; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm;
Bodenbender, QC Theatre Workshop, Fri Oct 13 thru $18-30; for information and tickets, call 319-338-
Sat Oct 21 7672, Riverside Theatre, 213 N Gilbert St, Iowa City IA,
RiversideTheatre.org, Fri Sep 8 thru Sun Oct 1
The Madwoman of Chaillot, Jean Giraudoux’s
1943 poetic satire, directed by Jeff Coussens; Thu.-Sat. This King’s Country, a workshop production of
7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; for tickets and information, Benjamin Sulzberger’s new play; free, but … Theatre B –
call 309-794-7306, Brunner Theatre Center, 3750 7th University of Iowa, 8pm Fri Sep 15 thru Sat Sep 16
Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu, Fri Oct 13 thru
Sun Oct 22 City Circle Acting Company of Coralville New Play
Festival, presentation of eight 10-minute plays chosen
Veronica’s Room, Ira Levin’s Broadway thriller; from more than 200 submissions; … Coralville Center for
Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $16; for … The Black Box the Performing Arts, 7:30pm Sat Sep 16
Theatre, Fri Oct 13 thru Sat Oct 28
Mooring, a workshop production of Ash Pierce’s new
Alice in Wonderland, student performed version of play; free, but … Theatre B – University of Iowa, 8pm Fri
the Lewis Carroll classic … Davenport Junior Theatre, Sat Sep 22 thru Sat Sep 23
Oct 14 thru Sun Oct 22
Peter & the Starcatcher, City Circle Acting Company
The Rocky Horror Show, do “the Time Warp” again of Coralville’s presentation of Rick Elice’s … Coralville
with the interactive cult musical, … The Circa ’21 Center for the Performing Arts, Fri Sep 22 thru Sun
Speakeasy, Fri Oct 20 thru Sat Oct 28 Sep 24
Shook Twins @ The Redstone Room - September 22
The Nether, New Ground Theatre presents Jennifer Inheritors, Susan’s Glaspell’s historical and family
Haley’s sci-fi crime drama, … Village Theatre, Fri Oct 20 drama, directed by Jennifer Beall; … Starlighters II The Accidental Hero, Patrick Dewane stars in a Dancing on the Ceiling: performances by women
thru Sun Oct 29 Theatre, Fri Sep 22 thru Sun Oct 1 multi-media one-man show about a … University of of a certain age, a unique evening of dance and
Dubuque’s Heritage Center, Fri Nov 10 physical theatre with six … University of Iowa’s Space/
Dracula, Ballet Quad Cities performs Deanna Carter’s Mame, Jerome Lawrence’s and Robert Edwin Lee’s Place Theatre, 8pm Fri Sep 29 and Sat Sep 30
ballet based on Bram Stoker’s gothic horror story; Fri. Tony-winning musical classic, directed … Iowa City Donkey Tales, Corcoran Puppets from Wisconsin bring
& Sat. 8pm; for information and tickets, call 309-786- Community Theatre, Fri Sep 22 thru Sun Oct 1 their needle-felted rod marionettes to … Owl Glass Ballet 5:8 – Compass, the Chicagoland-based dance
3779, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1800 7th Ave., Moline IL, Puppetry Center, Fri Nov 10 thru Sat Nov 11 company presents four one-act ballets inspired by the
BalletQuadCities.com, 8pm Fri Oct 20 and Sat Oct 21 The Miracle in Franklin, a workshop production of challenges of navigating cultural tension in the present
Rob Petrie’s new play; free, but … Theatre B – University Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, children’s-book day; $15-25; for tickets and information, call 312-725-
Dirty Dancing, stage-musical adaptation of the Oscar- of Iowa, 8pm Fri Sep 29 thru Sat Sep 30 stage adaptation by Two Beans Productions; $4-15; for 4752; Scottish Rite Cathedral, 7pm Sat Oct 7
winning 1987 dance movie; 2 & 7:30pm; for tickets, call information … University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center,
800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport 2pm Sun Nov 12 Dracula, Ballet Quad Cities performs Deanna Carter’s
IA, AdlerTheatre.com, Sat Oct 28 Opening in October – THEATRE ballet based on Bram Stoker’s gothic horror story; Fri.
A Christmas Carol, Patrick Barlow’s stage adaptation & Sat. 8pm; for information and tickets, call 309-786-
The Diviners, Depression-era drama by Jim Leonard of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic; Fri. … Old Creamery 3779, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1800 7th Ave, Moline IL,
Opening in November – THEATRE Jr., directed by Jalayne Riewerts; … Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, Thu Nov 16 thru Wed Nov 22 BalletQuadCities.com, 8pm Fri Oct 20 and Sat Oct 21
Theatre, Thu Oct 5 thru Sun Oct 15
Elf: The Musical, musical-comedy adaptation of the New York City Ballet MOVES, the touring dancers’
Will Ferrell holiday comedy; Fri., Sat., … Circa ’21 Dinner The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s classic drama about the Auditions & Calls For Entry program will include choreography by Christopher
Playhouse, Wed Nov 8 thru Wed Nov 22 Salem Witch Trials, … The University of Iowa’s E. C. Mabie Wheeldon, Justin Peck, and Jerome Robbins; Tue. & Wed.
Theatre, Fri Oct 6 thru Sat Oct 14 Elf the Musical: Children’s Auditions, auditions for 7:30pm; $20-80; for tickets and information, call 319-335-
Almost, Maine, romantic-comedy vignettes by John the Tony-nominated musical-comedy based on the Will 1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd, Iowa City IA,
Cariani, directed by Kevin Babbitt … Scott Community Ben Butler, Iowa Theatre Artists presents the Civil Ferrell … Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse Sat Sep 9 and Sun Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Tue Oct 24 and Wed Oct 25
College’s Black Box Theatre, Fri Nov 10 thru Sat Nov 18 War-themed comedy/drama directed by … Die Heimat’s Sep 10
Next Door Event Center, Fri Oct 6 thru Sun Oct 22 World of Dance Live!, the preeminent global dance
Almost, Maine, romantic-comedy vignettes by John Annie: Children’s Auditions, auditions for the brand, combining the world’s largest international urban
Cariani, directed by Jordan McGinnis … QC Theatre Royal Shakespeare Company: Titus Andronicus, Tony-winning Broadway musical based on the classic dance competition with the largest digital platform
Workshop Fri Nov 10 thru Sun Nov 19 an HD screening of Shakespeare’s revenge tragedy, … comic-strip character running November 29 – December for dance driving more than 30 million monthly views;
Englert Theatre, 3pm Sun Oct 8 3, directed by Tom Morrow; prepare 16 bars of a song $35-65; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136
Miracle on 34th Street, Valentine Davies’ stage that showcases your talents, and bring sheet music, E Third St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Wed
adaptation of the Oscar-winning holiday movie, directed The Kite Runner, stage version of the Khaled Hosseini as an accompanist will be provided; no pre-recorded Oct 25
by Aaron Lord; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $13; for bestseller in a Babka … University of Dubuque’s music allowed; be prepared to read from the script
tickets and information, call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters Heritage Center, 7:30pm Mon Oct 9 thru Tue Oct 10 and perform some simple dance steps; September 17 Giordano Dance Chicago, America’s original jazz
Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave, Moline IL, Playcrafters.com, callbacks as needed; for information, call 309-762-6610, dance company captivates audiences worldwide with
Fri Nov 10 thru Sun Nov 19 The King & I, touring production of Lincoln Center’s Quad City Music Guild – Prospect Park Auditorium, dynamic, diverse performances; $11-17; for information
Tony-winning revival of Rodgers’ & Hammerstein’s 1584 34th Ave, Moline IL, QCMusicGuild.com, 6:30pm and tickets, call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center,
musical classic, directed by Bartlett Sher; Tue.-Fri. Fri Sep 15 St. Ambrose University, 2101 N Gaines St, Davenport IA,
Outlying Areas 7:30pm, Sat. 1 & 6:30pm; $40-95; for tickets and SAU.edu/galvin, 7:30pm Fri Nov 10
information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101 Annie: Adult Auditions, auditions for the Tony-
Opening in September – THEATRE East Park Rd, Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, Tue Oct winning Broadway musical based on the classic
10 thru Sat Oct 14 comic-strip character running November 29 – December Classes & Events
A Real College Play, a reading of Nic Lecnar’s new play; 3, directed by Tom Morrow; prepare 16 bars of a song
free, but tickets required; … University of Iowa Theatre The Church Basement Ladies in Rise Up, O Men, that showcases your talents, and bring sheet music, Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes,
Building – Room 172, 8pm Fri Sep 1 musical-comedy sequel introducing the men of the as an accompanist will be provided; no pre-recorded offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap,
church alongside the … Old Creamery Theatre, Thu Oct music allowed; be prepared to read from the script Conditioning, Creative Movement, and Adult Ballet,
Woody Guthrie’s American Song, Iowa Theatre 12 thru Sun Nov 12 and perform some simple dance steps; September 17 for ages 3 to adult; all classes taught by the company’s
Artists presents the musical tribute to Guthrie conceived callbacks as needed; for information, call 309-762-6610, professional dancers; for information and to register, call
… Die Heimat’s Next Door Event Center, Fri Sep 1 thru Circle Mirror Transformation, Annie Baker’s comedy Quad City Music Guild – Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584 309-786-2677, Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance, 617
Sun Sep 24 about the students in an “Adult Creative Drama” class, 34th Ave, Moline IL, QCMusicGuild.com, 1pm Sat Sep 16 17th St, Rock Island IL, BalletQuadCities.com thru Wed
directed by Angie Toomsen; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. thru Sun Sep 17 Nov 22
Footloose, stage-musical adaptation of the 1984 movie 2pm; $18-30; for information and tickets, call 319-338-
smash; Fri. & Sat. … Old Creamery Theatre, Thu Sep 7 7672, Riverside Theatre, 213 N Gilbert St, Iowa City IA, Christmas Dreams, auditions for Jon Robertson’s Country Swing Dance Lessons, on Mondays;
thru Sun Oct 1 RiversideTheatre.org, Fri Oct 20 thru Sun Nov 5 holiday drama set … Starlighters II Theatre, Mon Oct 2 beginners at 6pm, intermediate at 6:45pm, followed by
thru Wed Oct 4 … RIDRS (Rock Island Dirt Road Saloon), 6pm Mon Sep 4
A Real College Play, a reading of Nicole Gabrione’s She Kills Monsters, Qui Nguyen’s comedy about thru Mon Nov 20
new play; free, but tickets … University of Iowa Theatre fantasy role-playing games, … Iowa City Community

DANCE
Building – Room 172, 8pm Fri Sep 8 Theatre, Fri Oct 27 thru Sun Nov 5 Ballet Folklorico at the McGeHee Center, celebrate
Hispanic Heritage month with the Library and The Quad
Woody Guthrie’s American Song, Iowa Theatre … Silvis Public Library, 5pm Sat Sep 9
Artists presents the musical tribute to Guthrie conceived Opening in November – THEATRE Performances
… Farmers Mercantile Hall, 7pm Fri Sep 8 Jang-Mi Korean Dance & Drum, led by Brooke Jee-in
Royal Shakespeare Company: Coriolanus, an HD Dis/Unity: A Service, world-premiering Newmaster, members of the Minnesota-based group …
Charlotte’s Web, Young Footliters Youth Theatre’s screening of Shakespeare’s tragedy, directed by Angus interdisciplinary performance in which artists across Bettendorf Public Library, 2pm Sat Sep 30
presentation of Joseph Robinette’s E.B. White … Jackson; … Englert Theatre, 3pm Sun Nov 5 mediums unite for … Englert Theatre, Thu Sep 7 thru
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, Fri Sep 8 thru Sat Sep 9 Dinner with Dracula, join Dracula and his brides
Sun Sep 10 for a deathly delicious dinner to raise funds for Ballet
Quad Cities’ educational programs; with cocktails,
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live music, a silent auction, Halloween fun, and more; September – COMEDY The Lunchbox Live, an original sketch -comedy Houdini: The Mystery and Magic, explore the life,
cocktail hour begins at 5 pm, followed by dinner and the show created by Quad City comedians … The Black Box magic, and adventures of the master escape artist and
performance; for information and tickets, call 309-786- Kristen Toomey – Dave Losso, an evening with the Theatre, 8pm Sat Oct 7 one of America’s biggest pop-culture icons; Tue.-Sat.
3779, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1800 7th Ave., Moline IL, touring standup comedians in a Moeller … Triple Crown 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; free with $3-5 admission;
BalletQuadCities.com 5pm Sat Oct 21 Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 8pm Fri Sep 1 wellRED: From Dixie With Love featuring Trae for information, call 563-322-8844, German American
Crowder, Drew Morgan, & Corey Ryan Forrester, Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, GAHC.org,
Gabriel Rutledge, an evening with the touring standup comedians and writing partners perform in thru Sat Sep 30

COMEDY comedian; $12.50-15, two-drink minimum … Penguin’s support of their … Englert Theatre, 8pm Wed Oct 11
Comedy Club – Cedar Rapids, 8pm Fri Sep 1 and American Presidents: Life Portraits, a presidential
Sat Sep 2 Jay Leno, Emmy-winning TV host and standup portrait exhibit presented by C-SPAN, Mediacom, …
Weekly comedian in his national tour; $49-125; for tickets, call Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, Fri Sep
Open Source Improv, … Fargo Lounge, 9pm Sat 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport 1 thru Sat Sep 30
Bix Beiderbomb Presents, on Fridays; standup and Sep 9 IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Sat Oct 14
sketch comedy with host Andrew King; … Boozie’s Bar &
Grille, 8pm Fri Sep 1 thru Fri Nov 17 Speakeasy Laugh Hard Standup Comedy Cheech & Chong, concert with the legendary, Events
Competition: Round One, area comedians compete Grammy-winning comedians, performing with
Stand-up Open Mic, on Fridays; hosted by Andrew in standup sets; for tickets and information, … The Circa special guest Shelby Chong; $35-65; for tickets September – MUSEUMS
King; for information, call 563-328-2929 … Boozie’s Bar & ’21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Sep 9 and information, call 877-677-3456, Riverside
Grille, 9pm Fri Sep 1 thru Fri Nov 17 Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA, Portrayals of Luther: 500 Years of Struggle to
Adam Hunter – David Tobey, an evening with the RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 8pm Fri Oct 20 Get It Right, Derek Nelson, a biographer of Luther, will
Studio Series Friday, Fridays at 9:30pm; sketch touring comedians; $12.50-15, two-drink minimum … present some of the many portraits of Luther by those
comedy and improvisational games for ages … The Penguin’s Comedy Club – Cedar Rapids, 8pm Fri Sep 15 Bill Engvall, an evening of standup with the who sought to seal his legacy and those who sought to
Establishment, Fri Sep 1 thru Fri Nov 17 and Sat Sep 16 Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling Blue overturn it; for information, call 563-322-8844, German
Collar comedian; performances at 6:30 & 9pm; for American Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
ComedySportz, Fri. & Sat. 7pm; interactive comedy Speakeasy Laugh Hard Standup Comedy tickets and information, call 877-677-3456, Riverside GAHC.org, 2pm Sat Sep 9
with the area’s long-running … The Establishment, Fri Competition: Round Two, area comedians compete Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA,
Sep 1 thru Sat Nov 18 in standup sets; for tickets and information, … The Circa RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, Sat Oct 21 Second Saturdays at the German American
’21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Sep 16 Heritage Center, children and students with a valid ID
Studio Series Saturday, Saturdays at 9:30pm; sketch Tim Hawkins, an evening with the Christian comedian, are welcome to enjoy the centers and its exhibits with
comedy and improvisational games for ages … The Whales & Beasts Comedy Tour: Patrick Hastie songwriter, and singer on his national tour; $22-78; for free admission; also includes a pop-in activity at 1pm;
Establishment, Sat Sep 2 thru Sat Sep 18 – James Doyle – Gideon Hambright, a night of tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, for information, call 563-322-8844, German American
comedy with the standup entertainers on their … Triple Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Fri Nov 17 Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, GAHC.org,
Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 9pm Thu Sep 28 10am Sat Sep 9
information … Brew, 10pm Sun Sep 3 thru Sun Nov 19

MUSEUMS
Speakeasy Laugh Hard Standup Comedy The Story of Christopher August Mennicke,
Honeycombs of Comedy, on Mondays; $3-5; for Competition: Finals, area comedians compete in discover the life of C.A. Mennicke and his work to expand
information, call 319-337-6464 … Iowa City Yacht Club, standup sets; for tickets and information, … The Circa ’21 the influence of German Lutheran churches in the Quad
9pm Mon Sep 4 thru Mon Nov 20 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Sep 30 Exhibits Cities area; the talk will focus on Mennicke’s surprising
adventurous life as told through his documents; for
Comedy Open Mic, on Wednesdays; 6:30pm sign-up, Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!, information, call 563-322-8844, German American
7:30pm performances; for information, call 319-363- October & November – COMEDY exhibit based on the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series; Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, GAHC.org,
0606 … Penguin’s Comedy Club, 7:30pm Wed Sep 6 through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific 2pm Sun Sep 17
thru Wed Nov 22 Pimprov, an evening of improv with the Chicago tools and thinking to learn about simple machines,
touring comedians; $12-15; … The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, the laws of motion, magnetism, air power, and the five Houdini Impersonator Duffy Hudson, held in
Mark “Jiggy” Jigarjian – Brett Terhune, an evening 8pm Sat Oct 7 senses; Mon.-Thu. 9am-8pm, Fri. & Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. conjunction with the exhibit “Houdini: Magic & Mystery,”
with the touring comedians; $12.50-15, two-drink noon-5pm; free with $4-8 admission; for information, call free with $3-5 admission; for information, call 563-322-
minimum … Penguin’s Comedy Club – Cedar Rapids, 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus 8844, German American Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St,
8pm Fri Sep 8 and Sat Sep 9 Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, thru Sun Sep 3 Davenport IA, GAHC.org, 2pm Sat Sep 23

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MUSEUMS / Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Events / September Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Nov 10

Putnam Museum Guild Monthly Tea, this month’s Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites
program will feature Charlie Becker speaking on, “Camp return to the screen and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of
Courageous,” and is followed by a short meeting of entertainment; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
the Guild and refreshments; free and open to the Davenport Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
public; for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Wed Nov 15
Putnam.org, 1:30pm Thu Sep 28

SPORTS
German American Heritage Center Boone Bus
Trip, enjoy the Boone Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum,
the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum, the Mamie
Doud Eisenhower Birthplace, a round-trip train ride to September
an old coal mining town in a 1920’s era coach class car,
and a banquet-style meal at the Ox Yoke Inn in Amana WWE Live Road to WrestleMania, featuring WWE
Colonies; $140-150; for information and to register, call superstars Randy Orton, AJ Styles, Kevin Owens,
563-322-8844, German American Heritage Center, 712 W Shinsuke … iWireless Center, 7:30pm Sat Sep 2
2nd St, Davenport IA, GAHC.org, 8am Sat Sep 30
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Wisconsin Timber
Ride the Rails with the GAHC Boone Bus Trip, Rattlers, minor-league baseball; $6-15; for tickets and
enjoy the Boone Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum, the information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
James H. Andrew Railroad Museum, the Mamie Doud Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.
Eisenhower Birthplace, a round-trip train ride to an jsp?sid=t565, Sat Sep 2 thru Mon Sep 4
old coal mining town in a 1920’s era coach class car,
and a banquet-style meal at the Ox Yoke Inn in Amana Weekly Pickup Ultimate Frisbee, on Thursdays, at
Colonies; bring a sack lunch, snacks provided; $140-150; the field next to the Bettendorf Post Office … 5:30pm
for information, call 563-322-8844, German American Thu Sep 7 thru Thu Oct 26
Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, GAHC.org,
8am Sat Sep 30 2017 UnityPoint Health Cup, $150 to golf, Includes
breakfast and lunch; morning and afternoon … TPC at
Deere Run, Fri Sep 15
October & November – MUSEUMS
St. Ambrose University Fighting Bee Golf
Cheers and Biers German Homebrew Beer Jeff Allen’s Fall at Chia Fen @ Beréskin Gallery and Art Academy thru October 21 Classic, enjoy a great round of golf in support of SAU’s
Tasting, featuring samples from local homebrewing student-athletes; $150 includes green fees, cart, golfer
groups such as MUGZ,The Powder Keggers, REFS, and Salud!, a film with discussion afterward; free; for Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites gift bag, lunch, drink tickets, hole events, and dinner;
Trade My Homebrew, with Jerry’s Market Brat Baskets information, contact Jessica … St. Ambrose Center for return to the screen and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of for information, contact Marie Kelly at 563-333-5736 or
serving food; $20-25; for information, call 563-322- Health Sciences Education, 7pm Tue Sep 12 entertainment; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, KellyMarieJ@sau.edu, Emeis Golf Course, 4500 W. Central
8844, German American Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, Davenport Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Park Ave., Davenport IA, SAU.edu,10am Fri Sep 15
Davenport IA, GAHC.org, 6pm Sat Oct 14 The S Word, this Suicide Prevention Month Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
documentary screening is free and open … Englert Wed Oct 18 4th Annual TLP Golf Classic, fundraising event for
Second Saturdays at the German American Theatre, 7pm Tue Sep 19 the Timber Lake Playhouse; for tickets and … Lake
Heritage Center, children and students with a valid ID Puppet Films for Adults, Heather Henson introduces Carroll Golf Course, Sat Sep 23
are welcome to enjoy the centers and its exhibits with Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites independent filmmakers and puppeteers who explore
free admission; also includes a pop-in activity at 1pm; return to the screen and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of their … Owl Glass Puppetry Center, 8pm Fri Oct 20 3rd Annual Paul Lensmeyer Golf Outing, held to
for information, call 563-322-8844, German American entertainment; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, benefit the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation; 9am
Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, GAHC.org, Davenport Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 registration, … Arsenal Island Golf Course & Clubhouse,
10am Sat Oct 14 and Sat Nov 11 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm November – MOVIES 9am Mon Sep 25
Wed Sep 20
Neighborhood Toy Store Day, join us at the Corner Independent Movie Night, eldest daughter Elizabeth
Store as we celebrate community, children, and play; all Cinema at the Figge: “Wild Combination: A Bennet faces mounting pressure from her parents to October – SPORTS
shoppers will receive 15% off their entire purchase, and Portrait of Arthur Russell, an event in the inaugural marry. From the Jane Austen classic; enjoy a screening
Family Museum members will receive 25% off; some Al;l Senses Festival, presented by Ford Photography; with a discussion afterward; may contain adult content; Quad City Mallards vs. Toledo Walleye, minor-
exclusions apply; for information, call 563-344-4106, 5pm Social Hour and craft beer provided by WAKE free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf Brewing, 6pm Short Film Program, 6:45pm intermission Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock 800-745-3000 … iWireless Center, 7:05pm Fri Oct 13
IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 9am Sat Nov 11 and DJ sets, 7:30pm Feature Film, followed by a live Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Nov 2
tribute to Arthur Russell by several area musicians; Quad City Mallards vs. Tulsa Oilers, minor-league
Veteran’s Day Project, support those who serve and donations encouraged; for information, call 563-326- Royal Shakespeare Company: Coriolanus, an HD professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call 800-745-
protect by helping put together care packages for our 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, screening of Shakespeare’s tragedy, directed by Angus 3000 … iWireless Center, 7:05pm Sat Oct 14
Armed Forces; make a card to express your appreciation; AllSensensesFestival.com, 5pm Thu Sep 28 Jackson; … Englert Theatre, 3pm Sun Nov 5
included with $4-8 admission; for information, call 563-
344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Korean Film Sampler, Gijeong Go, a business major at
Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Nov 11 St. Ambrose University who … Bettendorf Public Library,
7pm Thu Sep 28

MOVIES October – MOVIES
September – MOVIES Independent Movie Night, young composer begins
a friendship with an elderly woman whose painful
Father Goose, a screening of the 1964 Cary Grant/ past caused her to reject everything about Germany,
Leslie Caron movie presented by … Marycrest Senior including her language; enjoy a screening with a
Campus, 6:30pm Sat Sep 2 discussion afterward; may contain adult content; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
The Bloom of Yesterday, German drama by Chris Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
Kraus, presented in collaboration with the … Rozz-Tox, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Oct 5
8pm Wed Sep 6
Movie Matinee: 47 Meters Down, pop and water will
Independent Movie Night, governess Guinevere be served; free; for information, call … East Moline Public
Pettigrew schemes her way into an assignment after Library, 2pm Sat Oct 7
finding herself on the bread line in 1939; enjoy a
screening with a discussion afterward; may contain adult Royal Shakespeare Company: Titus Andronicus,
content; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock an HD screening of Shakespeare’s revenge tragedy,
Island Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, directed by Blanche … Englert Theatre, 3pm Sun Oct 8
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Sep 7
Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD;
Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Oct 13
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Sep 8
Halloweenapalooza 2017, Prescribed Films, an
independent film group based out of Ottumwa, … Hotel
Ottumwa, Sat Oct 14 Kansas @ Adler Theatre - November 8
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OTHER EVENTS
Quad City Mallards vs. Tulsa Oilers, minor-league 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Pet Memorial Day, for information, call 563-324-5121
professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call 800-745- Tue Sep 5 … Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Sun Sep 10
3000 … iWireless Center, 6:35pm Wed Oct 18
Scott & Rock Island Counties Homeschool Roundup, gathering of homeschool Retro Gamers Club, the new series allows players to
Quad City Mallards vs. Idaho Steelheads, minor- families to socialize and share homeschooling tips; the learn about video game history, play some nostalgic
league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call September event will include a presentation, scavenger hunt, and video games, talk with other gamers, and even swap and
800-745-3000 … iWireless Center, 7:05pm Fri Oct 27 and tour of library; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, trade games, consoles, and accessories with each other;
Sat Oct 28 First Friday in LeClaire, enjoy fun, food, live music, Davenport Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 free; for information, call 309-793-1999, Rock Island
and shopping in downtown LeClaire, … Downtown Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock
LeClaire, 5:30pm Fri Sep 1 Wed Sep 6 Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Thu Sep 14
November – SPORTS
Habitat ReStore Labor Day Store, 25% off nearly Tabletop Gaming: Games for Grown-ups, tabletop Celtic Festival and Highland Games, annual
Quad City Mallards vs. Indy Fuel, minor-league everything in the store; for information, call 563-391- games with a twist for classic grown-up gamers; join celebration of Celtic culture, with feats of strength,
professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call 800-745- 4949 … Habitat ReStore, 10am Fri Sep 1 the fun and meet some new people, play your favorite dancing competitions, live music, medieval-battle
3000 … iWireless Center, 7:05pm Fri Nov 3 tabletop games, and have the chance to learn a few new recreations, vendors, food, children’s activities,
Mercado on Fifth, on Fridays; an outdoor night market ones; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport and more; Fri. 11am-9pm, Sat. 9am-9pm; free,
Quad City Mallards vs. Adirondack Thunder, featuring live music, food trucks, booths from small local Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Centennial Park, 315 S. Marquette St., Davenport IA,
minor-league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for businesses, Bent River beer, kids’ activities, and more, Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm CelticHighlandGames.org, Fri Sep 15 and Sat Sep 16
tickets, call 800-745-3000 … iWireless Center, 6:35pm Mercado on Fifth, Fifth Ave. between 11th & 12th Streets, Wed Sep 6
Wed Nov 8 Moline IL, 5pm Fri Sep 1 thru Fri Sep 29 Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning
2017 Harvest Moon Banquet, a fundraiser for the performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for tickets
Quad City Mallards vs. Indy Fuel, minor-league The Project of the Quad Cities Friday-Night Botanical Center’s educational programs and facility … The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Sep 15
professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call 800-745- Dinner, on Fridays; $5/plate or $10/all you can eat; for maintenance/upgrades, … Quad City Botanical Center,
3000 … iWireless Center, Sat Nov 11 and Sun Nov 12 information, … Mary’s on 2nd, 5pm Fri Sep 1 thru Fri 6pm Thu Sep 7 Brew Ha Ha, annual beer-tasting event hosted by
Sep 29 the Davenport Jaycees, with live … LeClaire Park, 1pm
Quad City Mallards vs. Adirondack Thunder, CornCon III: The Courne Ultimatum Quad Cities Sat Sep 16
minor-league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for Backwater Gamblers Water-Ski Extravaganza, Cybersecurity Conference, featuring Friday’s
tickets, call 800-745-3000 … iWireless Center, 6:35pm the fun-filled family show is a themed performance Professional Development Workshop, $125 … Rogalski Night Sky Viewing with the Popular Astronomy
Tue Nov 14 combining skits, music, … Backwater Gamblers Home Center – St. Ambrose University, Fri Sep 8 and Sat Sep 9 Club, held in the zoo parking lot; Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus,
Show Site, 6:30pm Sun Sep 3 Neptune, … Niabi Zoo, 7pm Sat Sep 16
Quad City Mallards vs. Tulsa Oilers, minor-league Kick Out Hunger, cheer on the Hawkeyes and
professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, call 800-745- Labor Day Weekend Festival, the weekend event Cyclones, grab a tasty plate … Augustana College’s The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End
3000 … iWireless Center, 7:05pm Fri Nov 17 features blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, music, kid’s Austin E. Knowlton Complex, Sat Sep 9 Alzheimer’s, walk participants will complete a
games & crafts, food and ice cream for sale, western two-mile walk and will learn … iWireless Center, 8am
Quad City Mallards vs. Kansas City Mavericks, shoot-outs, and more; $1-2; for information, call 563-328- Nick Teddy 5K, on Main Street and Great River Trail; Sat Sep 16
minor-league professional ice hockey; $10-30; for tickets, 3283, Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer Village, 18817 annual fundraiser … Downtown Port Byron, 9am
call 800-745-3000 … iWireless Center, Sat Nov 18 and 290th St, Long Grove IA, 11am Sun Sep 3 and Mon Sep 4 Sat Sep 9 Trivia Night in LeClaire, tables of 8; $10 per person;
Sun Nov 19 Mulligans and refreshments available … LeClaire Civic
Trivia Extravaganza, on Mondays; with weekly prizes QCPaws Fundraiser, fundraising day featuring wine Center, 7pm Sat Sep 16
for 1st-3rd place; free, drink … RIDRS (Rock Island Dirt tasting, appetizers, raffle drawings, live music by Alex
Road Saloon), 8pm Mon Sep 4 thru Mon Sep 25 and the XOs, an optional 1pm hike, and more; $20-60, Twilight Riverboat Dinner Cruise, $45 dinner and
Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal cruise with a cash bar; for information, … LeClaire Levee,
Board Game Night, for adults and families; titles range Valley IL, QCPaws.org, 1pm Sat Sep 9 5pm Sat Sep 16
from modern games, such as King of Tokyo, Pandemic,
Codenames, Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, and Dominion, Multicultural Picnic Potluck, hosted by Global Twilight Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise, a one-and-
to classic options; free; for information, call 309-793- Awareness Citizens; this annual event is an … Veterans a-half-hour sightseeing cruise aboard the Riverboat
1999, Rock Island Public Library – Downtown Library, Memorial Park, 3:30pm Sun Sep 10 Twilight at 11am … LeClaire Levee, 11am Sat Sep 16
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OTHER EVENTS / Scott & Rock Island Night Sky Viewing with the Popular Astronomy
Club, held in the zoo parking lot; Saturn, Uranus,
Counties / September Neptune, M31 … Niabi Zoo, 6pm Sat Oct 21

Trivia Night in LeClaire, tables of 8; $10 per person;
Fall Belgian Fest, with a Rolle Bolle tournament from Mulligans and refreshments available … LeClaire Civic
11am-2pm, music by Happy … Stephens Park, 11am Center, 7pm Sat Oct 21
Sun Sep 17
Twilight Riverboat Sightseeing Cruises, a one-
Vineyard Tour, enjoy a guided vineyard tour with and-a-half-hour sightseeing cruise aboard the Riverboat
a glass of wine and see the changes throughout Twilightat at 11am … LeClaire Levee, 11am Sat Oct 21
the season; $10 includes a glass of the wine of the
month, a souvenir wine glass, and tour; no reservation The Wine Experience, this experience is designed to
needed; for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside educate while taking you on … The Faithful Pilot Cafe &
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL, Spirits, 6:30pm Thu Oct 26
CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sun Sep 17
Murder Mystery at the Silvis Public Library,
46th Annual CROP Hunger Walk Fundraising players will be helping us investigate our crime scene by
Night, a portion of the evening’s dinner sales will … Silvis Public Library, 6pm Sat Oct 28
go to support our local CROP Hunger Walk; open to
the public, Antonella’s, 112 W 3rd St, Davenport IA, Witches’ Walk & Costume Parade, enter to have
Facebook.com/qccropwalk, 4pm Mon Sep 18 your costume judged or just join the … Downtown
LeClaire, 11:30am Sat Oct 28
Abandoned Vehicle Auction, for information,
call 563-391-9666 … Fred’s Towing Service, 10am
Thu Sep 21 November – OTHER EVENTS
Fall ProFair, a premier event presented by Augustana Dirty Dancing @ Adler Theatre - October 28 2017 Quad Cities Go Red for Women Luncheon,
College and St. Ambrose University, connecting our annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association,
students and alumni to prospective local and national featuring 10:30am demonstrations, pampering in
employers for job and internship opportunities; free QC Haunted Forest, Fridays & Saturdays 7-11pm; the the Diva area, and a silent-auction preview, a noon
for students; $200+ for corporate/for-profit businesses; October – OTHER EVENTS hayrack will pick you up … Adventure Quest of the Quad luncheon, an a Survivor’s Story presentation by Jennifer
$50+ for not-for-profit entities; for information, contact Cities, 7pm Fri Oct 6 thru Sat Oct 28 White; $50; Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. Third St.,
563-333-6339 or careercenter@sau.edu; Augustana 46th Annual CROP Hunger Walk, annual fundraising Davenport IA, GoRedForWomen.org Wed Nov 1
College – PepsiCo Center, 11am Thu Sep 21 walk two miles around downtown Davenport, one The Greater Quad Cities Renaissance Faire, 11am-
mile across the Centennial Bridge, and two miles 6pm; annual Medieval experience with jousting, … Puzzle Exchange, bring in any unused or like-new
Speakeasy Trivia Night w/ Mr. Trivia, participants around the District of Rock Island, finishing up by Illiniwek Forest Preserve Campground, 11am Sat Oct 7 (no missing pieces) puzzles … Silvis Public Library, 2pm
can bring food but no beverages, which must be … The crossing the bridge back to the ballpark, Modern and Sun Oct 8 Wed Nov 1
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 6pm Thu Sep 21 Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA,
CROPHungerWalk.org/quadcities, 2pm Sun Oct 1 Apple Fest on the River, family event that features Tabletop Gaming: Games for Grown-ups, tabletop
Quad Cities Fall Pride Festival, seasonal celebration apples, apple cider and a variety … Downtown LeClaire, games with a twist for classic grown-up gamers; join
of LGBT culture with live music, vendors, burlesque … Blessing of the Animals, please bring your pet (on 11am Sun Oct 8 the fun and meet some new people, play your favorite
LeClaire Park, Fri Sep 22 and Sat Sep 23 a leash or in a … St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 10am tabletop games, and have the chance to learn a few new
Sun Oct 1 Korean Ramyun Tasting, there will be spicy and ones; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, local burlesque savory ramyun noodles to try; … Bettendorf Public Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern
with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe and area … Circa Genealogy Night, the Richardson-Sloane Special Library, Mon Oct 9 thru Tue Oct 10 Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm
’21 Dinner Playhouse, 8pm Fri Sep 22 and Sat Sep 23 Collections Center will be open after hours to give Wed Nov 1
genealogy researchers uninterrupted research time; Retro Gamers Club, the new series allows players to
Bags & Brews on the Levee, featuring beer samples it is an opportunity to take advantage of library, staff, learn about video game history, play some nostalgic Job Fair, join IDES and area employers with open
from local breweries, food, and an official … LeClaire and each other for hints and tricks; food is provided; video games, talk with other gamers, and even swap and positions for a … Moline Public Library, 10am Thu Nov 2
Levee, 2:30pm Sat Sep 23 $10; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport trade games, consoles, and accessories with each other;
Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, free; for information, call 309-793-1999, Rock Island First Friday in LeClaire, enjoy fun, food, live music,
Craig Karges: Extraordinist, Karges combines the DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Sun Oct 1 Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock and shopping in downtown LeClaire, … Downtown
art of magic with the science of … Centennial Hall, Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Thu Oct 12 LeClaire, 5:30pm Fri Nov 3
Augustana College, 8pm Sat Sep 23 Lowland Block Party, held between Rozz-Tox and
Labor Space; an event in the … Rozz-Tox, 10am Sun Speakeasy Trivia Night w/ Mr. Trivia, participants Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning
NAMIWalks Greater Mississippi Valley, a fun, Oct 1 can bring food but no beverages, which must be … The performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for tickets
family-friendly 5K walk with proceeds used to provide Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 6pm Thu Oct 12 … The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Nov 3
free education and support programs for families living Trivia Extravaganza, on Mondays; with weekly prizes
with a serious mental health condition; registration, for 1st-3rd place; free, drink … RIDRS (Rock Island Dirt “Darker Than Death” Imperial Puppet Stout The Project of the Quad Cities Friday-Night
children’s activities, music, and warm-up presentation at Road Saloon), 8pm Mon Oct 2 thru Mon Oct 30 Tapping Event, find out what happens when Dinner, on Fridays; $5/plate or $10/all you can eat; for
8am, step off at 9:30am; dogs welcome; for information, everyone’s favorite brew spot gets … Radicle Effect information, … Mary’s on 2nd, 5pm Fri Nov 3 thru Fri
e-mail namiwalks@namigmv.org or call 563-386-7477 Board Game Night, for adults and families; titles range Brewerks, 6pm Fri Oct 13 Nov 17
ext. 266, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, from modern games, such as King of Tokyo, Pandemic,
Davenport IA, NAMIWalks.org/greatermississippivalley, Codenames, Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, and Dominion, Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, local burlesque Trivia Extravaganza, on Mondays; with weekly prizes
9:30am Sat Sep 23 to classic options; free; for information, call 309-793- with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe and area … Circa for 1st-3rd place; free, drink … RIDRS (Rock Island Dirt
1999, Rock Island Public Library – Downtown Library, ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 8pm Sat Oct 14 Road Saloon), 8pm Mon Nov 6 thru Mon Nov 20
Quad Cities Marathon, annual 26.2-mile event 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm
composed of five races, four bridges, three … iWireless Tue Oct 3 Out of the Darkness Community Walk: Walk to Board Game Night, for adults and families; titles range
Center, 7:30am Sun Sep 24 Fight Suicide, hosted by the American Foundation for from modern games, such as King of Tokyo, Pandemic,
Tabletop Gaming: Games for Grown-ups, tabletop Suicide Prevention, held at … Veterans Memorial Park, Codenames, Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, and Dominion,
Oktoberfest at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, annual games with a twist for classic grown-up gamers; join 9am Sat Oct 14 to classic options; free; for information, call 309-793-
event featuring games from 12:30 to 2:30pm, bingo, a the fun and meet some new people, play your favorite 1999, Rock Island Public Library – Downtown Library,
… St. Mary’s Catholic Church – Rock Island, 11:30am Sun tabletop games, and have the chance to learn a few new Run with the Bull 5K Fun Run, the event will feature 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm
Sep 24 ones; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport special medals created by Arconic, a t-shirt, music, and Tue Nov 7
Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern an after-party where you can enjoy “Kind” breakfast
The Wine Experience, this experience is designed to Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm bars as well as breakfast burritos from Rudy’s and other The Price Is Right Live!, interactive stage show
educate while taking you on … The Faithful Pilot Cafe & Wed Oct 4 fix’ns in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month; that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come
Spirits, 6:30pm Thu Sep 28 $23-27 registration, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S on down!” and play classic games from television’s
First Friday in LeClaire, enjoy fun, food, live music, Gaines St, Davenport IA, Secure.getmeregistered.com/ longest running game show; contestants can win cash,
All Senses Festival, a collaboration of several ongoing and shopping in downtown LeClaire, … Downtown get_information.php?event_id=125827, 9am Sat Oct 14 appliances, vacations and possibly even a new car by
artistic endeavors … Thu Sep 28 thru Sun Oct 1 LeClaire, 5:30pm Fri Oct 6 playing favorites like Plinko, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel,
5th Annual Quad Cities Tweed Ride, a leisurely and the Showcase; $33.50-53.50; for tickets, call 800-
WAKE Brewing Cocktail Party, an event in the Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning bicycle ride along the waterfront, and an afternoon … 745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport IA,
inaugural All Senses Festival featuring craft … WAKE performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for tickets Sat Oct 14 AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Tue Nov 7
Brewing Company, 4pm Fri Sep 29 … The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Oct 6
Vineyard Tour, enjoy a guided vineyard tour with Retro Gamers Club, the new series allows players to
Astronomy Night, view the night sky after dark Mercado on Fifth, on Fridays; an outdoor night market a glass of wine and see the changes throughout learn about video game history, play some nostalgic
with the help of the Popular Astronomy Club; free; featuring live music, food trucks, booths from small local the season; $10 includes a glass of the wine of the video games, talk with other gamers, and even swap and
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public businesses, Bent River beer, kids’ activities, and more, month, a souvenir wine glass, and tour; no reservation trade games, consoles, and accessories with each other;
Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island IL, Mercado on Fifth, Fifth Ave. between 11th & 12th Streets, needed; for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside free; for information, call 309-793-1999, Rock Island
RockIslandLibrary.org, 7:30pm Sat Sep 30 Moline IL, 5pm Fri Oct 6 thru Fri Oct 27 Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL, Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock
CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sun Oct 15 Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Thu Nov 9
The Project of the Quad Cities Friday-Night
Dinner, on Fridays; $5/plate or $10/all you can eat; for Abandoned Vehicle Auction, for information, call Manscape Male Burlesque Revue, strip-teasing with
information, … Mary’s on 2nd, 5pm Fri Oct 6 thru Fri 563-391-9666 … Fred’s Towing Service, 10am Thu Oct 19 the touring male performers; $15-18; for tickets and …
Oct 27 The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Nov 11
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St. Ambrose University Trivia Night, fall fundraiser Chicago Food Bus Trip: Farmer’s Markets and Effigy Mounds Birthday, celebrate 68 years at the how taxes and inflation impact retirement; Ryan Biniak,
for student scholarships; $64/team in advance; $80 Gourmet Goodies, we will stop for lunch during Monument; for information, call 563-873-3491 … Effigy educators with the non-profit Foundation for Financial
at the door; for information and to register, contact our excursion and picnic … Black Hawk College East Mounds National Monument, 10am Wed Oct 25 Education, will discuss stretch IRAs and RMDs, and the
Kelsey Pence at 563-333-6289 or PenceKelsey@sau.edu Campus, 7am Mon Sep 18 benefits of having an “exit strategy”; explore long-term
Rogalski Center – St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust Chicago Food Bus Trip: Gourmet Shopping for the care considerations, and tools for preparing for a secure
St., Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 6pm Sat Nov 11 Flip FabriQue: Catch Me!, a gravity-defying spectacle Holidays, we will stop for lunch during our excursion retirement; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
featuring acrobatics, a trampo-wall, and amazing feats and picnic … Black Hawk College East Campus, 7am Island Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St,
Abandoned Vehicle Auction, for information, of agility and skill with the troupe featuring veterans Thu Nov 16 Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Sep 12
call 563-391-9666 … Fred’s Towing Service, 10am of Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Éloize; $10-30; for
Thu Nov 16 information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101 The Zimmerman Telegram and US Entry into the

LECTURES
East Park Rd, Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm War, a presentation in the library series Over There: A
Speakeasy Trivia Night w/ Mr. Trivia, participants Thu Sep 28 Look At the “War to End All Wars”; Army Sustainment
can bring food but no beverages, which must be … The Command historian George Eaton traces the war’s
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 6pm Thu Nov 16 National Public Lands Day, for information, call 563- Scott & Rock Island Counties timeline, examining significant events and turning
873-3491 ext. 123 … Effigy Mounds National Monument, points; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, local burlesque 10am Sat Sep 30 September Island Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St,
with the Quad Cities’ premiere troupe and area … Circa Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Wed Sep 13
’21 Dinner Playhouse, 8pm Fri Nov 17 and Sat Nov 18 The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Museum Without Walls, with Kathy Wine, River
Alzheimer’s, walk participants will complete a Action and Dr. Curtis Roseman, University … River World War I Lecture Series, the September
Night Sky Viewing with the Popular Astronomy two-mile walk and will learn … Lake Storey Park, 8am Action, 9am Sat Sep 2 installment of the World War I Lecture Series focuses
Club, held in the zoo parking lot; Saturn, Mercury, Sat Sep 30 on the Zimmerman Telegram and the US entry into the
Uranus, Neptune, … Niabi Zoo, 4:30pm Sat Nov 18 Backyard Goats, get a full-time unpaid temp to War; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
eat your weeds; Nahant Marsh and a variety of local Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Trivia Night in LeClaire, tables of 8; $10 per person; October & November – OTHER EVENTS landowners rent goats and you can, too; Goats on the Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Sep 13
Mulligans and refreshments available … LeClaire Civic Go will discuss various breeds and we’ll meet a couple
Center, 7pm Sat Nov 18 The Olate Dogs, the million-dollar winners from of goats as well; free; for information, call 563-326- Boxcar Homes in the Quad Cities, presented by
“America’s Got Talent”’s seventh season, the … Englert 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Maryan Wherry; free; for information, contact Veyette at
Theatre, 7pm Tue Oct 3 Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Thu Sep 7 … Western District Library, 6:30pm Wed Sep 13
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Ye Olde Country Store Bazaar, major bazaar items KJ Sanchez, theater artist KJ Sanchez will discuss the Cokie Roberts: An Insider’s View of Washington,
September – OTHER EVENTS are crafts, baked goods, and raffle prizes; … New Era work of her company American Records; her lecture D.C., the renowned journalist delivers the 2017 Levitt
Lutheran Church, 11am Wed Oct 4 will focus on her work concerning the concussion crisis Lecture; free; for information, call 319-335-1160,
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa Labor Day Weekend, in American football and issues of immigrants and Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd, Iowa City IA,
Fri.-Sun. family activities from 11am-9:30pm: At 11 a.m. Cirque Zuma Zuma, an evening with performers in resettlement in the United States; free; for information, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Wed Sep 13
yard games … Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, Fri Sep 1 thru the African Cirque-style spectacle; $4-30; … University call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd,
Mon Sep 4 of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 7:30pm Thu Oct 5 Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 5:30pm Thu Sep 7 Collectibles Management, Funtime Cards and
Comics will help get your childhood collectibles a stay
Vitaly Beckman: An Evening of Wonders, Black Hawk College East Campus 50th Model Railroad Exhibit, Ken Roehrs of the Tri-County of execution; learn about proper storage, determining
an evening with the master illusionist; $0-15; for Anniversary Celebration, enjoy live music, corn boil N-Scale Model Train Club will … Silvis Public Library, value, and finding your collectibles a new home;
information and … University of Dubuque’s Heritage and other food, games and … Black Hawk College East 11am Sat Sep 9 free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Center, 8pm Tue Sep 12 Campus, 2pm Sat Oct 7 Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport IA,
Nate Staniforth: The Green Room, an evening with DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Sep 18
Star Party, a night of stargazing held at dusk; free; for Witching Hour 2017, a festival dedicated to exploring one of the country’s busiest working magicians; …
information, … St. Ambrose Menke Observatory, 6:30pm the … Englert Theatre, Fri Oct 20 and Sat Oct 21 Englert Theatre, 7pm Mon Sep 11 Jane Elliott: The Green Room, an evening with
Sat Sep 16 the recipient of the National Mental Health … Englert
Retirement Planning (in an Ever-Changing Theatre, 7pm Mon Sep 18
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LECTURES / Scott & Rock Island Counties Local Business Visit: Buenos Aires Bakery, visit
Galesburg’s new bakery and hear how the owners got …
/ September Buenos Aires Bakery, 6:30pm Tue Oct 17

Greek Orthodox Culture, a program in the Lifelong
12th Annual Women’s Interfaith Dialogues, Learner Lunches series, presented by … Assumption
discussions on the topic “Helping Our Neighbors: Should Greek Orthodox Church, 11:30am Wed Oct 18
There Be Limits?” … Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parish
Hall Mon Sep 18 and Mon Sep 25 Sicilian Wine through the Ages, learn more about
the history and re-emergence of wines from the island of
Money Management 101, a representative from US Sicily; presenter and author Kathryn Occhipinti will help
Bank will be presenting on the basics … Bettendorf you discover the ancient grape varieties of the Sicilian
Public Library, 6pm Wed Sep 20 provinces of Agrigento and Messina, and how they are
revolutionizing the way Sicilian wines are viewed today;
Community Connections: Korean Songs & free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
DVD, members of the Quad Cities Korean Church will Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock
sing traditional … Bettendorf Public Library, 1:30pm Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Oct 19
Thu Sep 21
Trax from the Stax: K-Pop Presented by Juno Lee,
Trax from the Stax: Traditional Music of Korea, join us as Juno Lee, K-Pop music producer from South …
join us as we listen to choice selections from the … Bettendorf Public Library, 7:30pm Thu Oct 19
Bettendorf Public Library, 7:30pm Thu Sep 21 Pat Bereskin’s Times Square @ Beréskin Gallery and Art Academy thru October 21
Global Gathering: Korea II, the presentation “Across
Lisa Lucas: The Green Room, an evening with the Winterize Your Lawn, the Scott County Master 14th Annual Ambrose Women for Social Justice the 38th & Back Again: Iowans in … Bettendorf Public
Executive Director of the National Book … Englert Gardeners will lay out your timetable of the pruning, Conference, this year’s theme is Globalization and Library, 7pm Tue Oct 24
Theatre, 7pm Mon Sep 25 spraying, composting, aerating, fertilizing, and Gender: Seeking Justice; for information, contact Katy
overseeding you should be doing, and in the correct Strzepek at 563-333-6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu, The Reformation & Its Legacy, a presentation in
Global Gathering: Korea I, a presentation on order; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Rogalski Center – St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust the Frieze Lecture Series on the 500th anniversary of
“International Adoption: All God’s Children” by Renee … Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA, St., Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 9am Tue Oct 3 Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation movement;
Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Tue Sep 26 DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Sep 28 with Augustana professor Jason Mahn, religion; free;
Boxcar Homes in the Quad Cities, take a look at this for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Franc Contreras, lecture by the SAU alumnus and Social Work Ethics and the Natural Environment: affordable housing alternative with Dr Maryan Wherry; Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
journalist; free; for information, contact Duk Kim at Perspectives for 21st Century Practice, a Fall learn about the history of boxcar communities, and their RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Oct 24
563-333-6169 or kimduk@sau.edu, Rogalski Center – Ethics Continuing Education Event; $25; free for connection to Mexican immigrants, who were drawn
St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St, Davenport IA, current SAU students and 2017 field supervisors; for to our area in the early 1900s by work in railroads and Community Connections: Korea Travelogue,
SAU.edu, 7pm Wed Sep 27 information, contact Christie Engelman at 563-333-3911 factories; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Dr. Duk Kim of St. Ambrose University and some of …
or EngelmanChristinaL@sau.edu, Rogalski Center – Island Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Bettendorf Public Library, 3:30pm Mon Oct 30
Walking Tour Through Chippiannock Cemetery, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St, Davenport IA, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Oct 3
take a guided tour with cemetery superintendent Greg SAU.edu, 1pm Sat Sep 30 The Reformation of Communications,
Vogele through the historic and hauntingly beautiful Hands that Shape the World: Women and Global Journalism, and Information Access, a presentation
Chippiannock Cemetery; learn about the persons Migration, an Ambrose Women for Social Justice in the Frieze Lecture Series on the 500th anniversary of
buried there, see the architecture, and enjoy the October – LECTURES lecture; for information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563- Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation movement; with
scenery; the walk goes on rain or not, so wear weather 333-6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu, Rogalski Center Augustana professor Carolyn Yaschur, communication
appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes; free; Khizr Khan: The Green Room, an evening with the – St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport IA, studies; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Pakistani American father of United States … Englert SAU.edu, 7pm Tue Oct 3 Island Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St,
Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, Theatre, 7pm Mon Oct 2 Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Oct 31
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Thu Sep 28 Iowa’s Most Haunted Locations with Chad Lewis,
a presentation complete with photos, case history,
eyewitness accounts, ghost … LeClaire Community November – LECTURES
Library, 3pm Fri Oct 6
Basics of Coin Collecting, program about the basics
Korean Alphabet: Hangeul Presentation, learn of coin collecting presented by the … Moline Public
the history and significance of Hangeul with Korean Library, 6:30pm Mon Nov 6
alphabet … Bettendorf Public Library, 11am Sat Oct 7
The Reformation of Privacy, a presentation in the
Korean Alphabet: Hangeul Writing, all ages can Frieze Lecture Series on the 500th anniversary of Martin
come to have Korean alphabet expert Younghee … Luther’s Protestant Reformation movement; with
Bettendorf Public Library, 1pm Sat Oct 7 Augustana professor Hyeong-Gyu Choi, business; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
G. Willow Wilson: A Superhero for Generation Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
Why, the Egyptian author discusses the genesis of Ms. RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Nov 7
Marvel, her roots in the historical science fiction/fantasy
tradition, and the significance of writing a superhero for Mobilization and Training of the US Army, a
a millennial audience; for information, call 319-335-1160, presentation in the library series Over There: A Look At
Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd, Iowa City IA, the “War to End All Wars”; Army Sustainment Command
Hancher.UIowa.edu, 2pm Sun Oct 8 historian George Eaton traces the war’s timeline,
examining significant events and turning points; free;
Peter Aguero: The Green Room, an evening with the for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Moth StorySLAM host, GrandSLAM champion, instructor Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
… Englert Theatre, 7pm Mon Oct 9 RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Wed Nov 8

An Interesting Rock Island Girl: The Modern Art The Great Depression and the Tri-Cities, a program
and Life of Irma René Koen, art historian Cynthia in the Lifelong Learner Lunches series, presented by …
Empen presents on the life and art of Rock Island- Abbey Station, 11:30am Tue Nov 14
born painter Koen, the subject of the upcoming Figge
Art Museum exhibition “Irma Rene Koen: An Artist The Reformation and Its Impact on Science and
Rediscovered”; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Technology, a presentation in the Frieze Lecture Series
Rock Island Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Protestant
19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Reformation movement; with Augustana professor Josh
Wed Oct 11 Dyer, physics; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th
Rock Island Paranormal Discussion, visit with St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Nov 14
members of Rock Island Paranormal society, as
they explain how they conduct investigations into How to Pay for College : Understanding the
the unknown, talk about the equipment they use, Financial Aid Process, learn about the Financial Aid
and review past cases and investigations; free; for & FAFSA Application in an informative presentation by
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public the Iowa College Access Network; free; for information,
Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Mon Oct 16 Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm
Thu Nov 16
Seasonal Scenery of LeClaire with Burt Gearhart,
join local photographer Burt Gearhart as he shares Main Street USA with John Lynn, enjoy November’s
his fantastic … LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm installment of the popular Noon Day Series; free; …
Mon Oct 16 Moline Public Library, noon Fri Nov 17
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The Refugee Journey, the Refugee Act of 1980 Computer Basics, learn computer use basics or pick
created​a permanent and systematic … Bettendorf up something new; free; … Moline Public Library, 6pm
Public Library, 7pm Tue Nov 21 Thu Sep 21

Re-entering the Work World, free; for information,

COURSES call 309-796-8223 … Black Hawk College Outreach
Center, 2pm Thu Sep 21

September Lifelong Learner Conference, enjoy good
conversation, new information, lunch and exhibits that
Cooking with Chef Sheena, learn how to make have … Black Hawk College’s Sustainable Technologies
homemade Lasagna Dip; recipe sheets will … LeClaire Building, 9am Fri Sep 22
Community Library, 11am Sat Sep 2
Technology Open Lab, staffers offer help with a
Adobe Photoshop Elements Workshop, Tuesdays variety of questions, from using personal devices to
thru Oct. 3; $105; for information, call 309-796-8223 … setting up or using email, internet, and social-media
Black Hawk College Outreach Center, 5:45pm Tue Sep 5 sites; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library – Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd,
American Sign Language (ASL) Beginning, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:30pm Fri Sep 22
Tuesdays thru Oct. 24; $159; for information, call 309-
796-8223, Black Hawk College – Quad City Campus, 6600 Decision Making, Sept. 26 & 27; $495; for information,
34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/global, 6pm Tue Sep 5 conact Kim Raap at 563-333-5723 or pd@sau.edu, SAU
Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Suite #140,
Basic Spanish, Tuesdays thru Oct. 24; $165; for Davenport IA, sau.edu, 8:30am Tue Sep 26
information, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College
– Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell @ Figge Art Museum – September 28 Behind the Photos: Genealogy Roundtable, with
BHC.edu/global, 6pm Tue Sep 5 instructor Stacey Rucker; learn research tips, discover
College – Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, Consumer Health Database Course, learn the ins online information … Carl Sandburg College, 9am
What’s That Butterfly in My Garden?, with over 150 BHC.edu/pace, 5:30pm Thu Sep 7 and outs of the library’s extensive online … Moline Wed Sep 27
species of butterflies in Illinois, Horticulture educator, … Public Library, noon Tue Sep 12
University of Illinois Extension – Milan, Tue Sep 5 thru Wine Club, hosted in conjunction with Hy-Vee Wine & African Safari, with instructor Harry Bulkeley, who
Thu Sep 7 Spirits; representatives from … Knights of Columbus Hall Leading and Managing Change, Sept. 12 & 13; $495; gives a presentation on his … Carl Sandburg College,
– Galesburg, 7pm Thu Sep 7 for information, conact Kim Raap at 563-333-5723 or 6pm Thu Sep 28
Moving to Windows 10, $40; for information, call 309- pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd
796-8223 … Black Hawk College Adult Learning Center, Technology Open Lab, staffers offer help with a St., Suite #140, Davenport IA, sau.edu, 8:30am Tue Sep 12 Black Hawk College’s 46th Annual College
5:30pm Wed Sep 6 variety of questions, from using personal devices to Night, in the gym in Building 3; students can visit
setting up or using email, internet, and social-media 3rd Annual Quad Cities Pollinator Conference, with representatives from dozens of colleges and
Advanced Genealogical Research, Thursdays thru sites; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island geared towards backyard enthusiasts, professionals, and universities, and receive information on admission
Oct. 5; $50; for information, call 309-796-8223, Black Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock … Davenport RiverCenter, Wed Sep 13 and Thu Sep 14 requirements, how to apply, tuition costs, financial aid,
Hawk College – Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:30pm Fri Sep 8 housing options, majors, and transfer options; free; for
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 1:30pm Thu Sep 7 Estate Planning Workshop, learn the basics of estate information, call 309-796-5341 or e-mail info@bhc.edu,
Calligraphy with Amy Nielsen, a course in planning; free; for information, call … Moline Public Black Hawk College – Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Creating Résumé and Cover Letters Workshop, calligraphy basics; free; for information, call 309-524- Library, noon Thu Sep 14 Moline IL, BHC.edu/collegenight, 5pm Thu Sep 28
Sept. 7 & 14; free; for information, call 309-796-8223 … 2470 … Moline Public Library, 10am Sat Sep 9
Black Hawk College Outreach Center, 2pm Thu Sep 7 Technology Open Lab, staffers offer help with a Interview Like a Pro, free; for information, call 309-
40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations & variety of questions, from using personal devices to 796-8223 … Black Hawk College Outreach Center, 2pm
Family-to-Family Program presented by NAMI Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) #185328, setting up or using email, internet, and social-media Thu Sep 28
(National Alliance on Mental Illness), Thursdays thru Sept. 15; OSHA regulations under 29 CFR 1910.120 sites; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
thru Nov. 30; free, but registration required; for requires … EICC Midwest Center for Public Safety Public Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island Drop-In Tech Help, bring in any device and we will
information, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College Training, 8pm Mon Sep 11 IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:30pm Fri Sep 15 give it a … LeClaire Community Library, 2pm Fri Sep 29
– Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL,
BHC.edu/pace, 6pm Thu Sep 7 Adulting Series: Finding & Keeping an Apartment Doctor of Physical Therapy Open House, interested Growing Along the River: Focus on Fall Gardening
or a House, a series of courses that will help you master college and high school students, parents, and advisers Conference, intended for gardeners and non-
Iowa Private Colleges Articulation Event, basic how-to’s; the program is designed especially with can learn about career options, advanced education, gardeners alike who have an interest in the topics
an opportunity for high school counselors and Millennials in mind, but all those interested are welcome; and how to get ready for Physical Therapy school; $10/ that will be covered; with keynote speaker Rick Darke,
administrators to connect … Rogalski Center – free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount person; for information, contact Carrie Meador-Bliss acclaimed landscape designer, consultant, and author;
St. Ambrose University, 8am Thu Sep 7 Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA, at 563-333-6403 or PT@sau.edu, Rogalski Center – St. keynote presentations with Darke and four breakout
DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Sep 12 Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport IA, sessions will be offered; participants will choose from
Loosen Up and Lighten Up, $19; for information, call SAU.edu, 8:50am Sat Sep 16 16 additional gardening topics presented by professors,
309-796-8223, Black Hawk College – Quad City Campus, Basic Russian, Tuesdays thru Oct. 17; $120; for horticulturalists, and local experts; $40 includes lunch;
6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 6pm Thu Sep 7 information, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College Cultivating Carnivores: Growing Carnivorous for information and to register, call 563-359- 7577, Scott
– Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, Plants, University of Illinois Horticulture educator Community College, 500 Belmont Rd, Bettendorf IA,
Starting Your Family Search, Thursdays thru Oct. BHC.edu/global, 6pm Tue Sep 12 Ken Johnson will discuss why … University of Illinois EICC.edu/focusonfall, 8am Sat Sep 30
5; $50; for information, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk Extension – Milan, Tue Sep 19 thru Thu Sep 21
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Centering Prayer, on Mondays; meeting consisting of Hub Huddle, on the 2nd & 4th Fri. of the month; join …
Courses experience, education, and sharing, with time for … Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 9am Mon Sep 4 thru
MRA – Iowa/Western Illinois Division, 6:30am Fri Sep 8
thru Fri Nov 10
October Mon Nov 20
Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Mon. of the month;
Gardening as Therapy, join Extension Horticulture Centering Prayer, on Mondays; weekly meeting meeting … Mercy Hospital, 7pm Mon Sep 11 thru
Educator, Candice Hart, as she discusses what … dedicated to educational enrichment and the … Christ Mon Nov 13
University of Illinois Extension – Milan, Tue Oct 3 thru Episcopal Church – Burlington, 5:15pm Mon Sep 4 thru
Thu Oct 5 Mon Nov 20 Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Tue. of the month;
meeting … Jesus Christ Prince of Peace Catholic Church,
How Sweet It Is, with instructor Jenny Fryer; learn to Scott County Committee of the Whole, on 3pm Tue Sep 12 thru Nov 14
decorate cakes while using … Hy-Vee – Galesburg, 6pm Jay Leno @ Adler Theatre - October 14 Tuesdays; for information, call 563-326-8749 … Scott
Tue Oct 3 County Administration Center, 8am Tue Sep 5 thru Tue Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Tue. of the month;
Nov 21 meeting … Prairiewoods Franciscan Center, 5:30pm Tue
Wine Club, hosted in conjunction with Hy-Vee Wine & DIY: Holiday Gift Glass Block, Amy will teach us how Sep 12 thru Tue Nov 14
Spirits; representatives from … Knights of Columbus Hall to make “gifts” out of … LeClaire Community Library, Scott County Planning & Zoning Meeting, on the
– Galesburg, 7pm Thu Oct 5 11am Sat Oct 28 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month; for … Scott County Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Thu. of the month;
Annex Building, 7pm Tue Sep 5 thru Tue Nov 21 meeting … Holy Family Catholic Church, 1:30pm Thu
Setting Up a Gmail Account, learn how to set up your Sep 14 thru Thu Nov 9
very own email account; … Moline Public Library, noon November – COURSES Centering Prayer, on Tuesdays; meeting consisting
Thu Oct 5 of experience, education, and sharing, with … Grace Quad Cities Open Coffee, on the 2nd & 4th Thursday
Wine Club, hosted in conjunction with Hy-Vee Wine & Lutheran Church, noon Tue Sep 5 thru Tue Nov 21 of the month; pitch your … Coworkqc, 6pm Thu Sep 14
At the Root: Genealogy Basics, with instructor Spirits; representatives from … Knights of Columbus Hall thru Thu Nov 9
Jennifer Melton; genealogy help for anyone that might – Galesburg, 7pm Thu Nov 2 Adult Children of Alcoholics, weekly meetings on
… Carl Sandburg College, 10:30am Mon Oct 9 and Mon Wednesdays, a meeting of the 12-step, 12-tradition … Hub Huddle, on the 2nd & 4th Fri. of the month; join …
Oct 23 Ancestry.com Course, learn the basics of the Library’s St. Paul Lutheran Church – Davenport, 5pm Wed Sep 6 MRA – Iowa/Western Illinois Division, 6:30am Fri Sep 8
Ancestry.com database; free; for … Moline Public thru Wed Nov 22 thru Fri Nov 10
Retire Early & Travel Free, with instructor Gina Henry; Library, 2pm Tue Nov 7
national speaker Henry shows how she … Carl Sandburg Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting consisting Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Mon. of the month;
College, 1pm Tue Oct 10 Conversational Leadership, thru Nov. 9; $595; of experience, education, and sharing, with … Christ the meeting … Mercy Hospital, 7pm Mon Sep 11 thru
for information, conact Kim Raap at 563-333-5723 or King Catholic Church, 9am Wed Sep 6 thru Wed Nov 22 Mon Nov 13
Adulting Series: Job Searching & Interviewing, pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W.
a series of courses that will help you master basic 3rd St., Suite #140, Davenport IA, sau.edu, Tue Nov 7 Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting consisting
how-to’s; the program is designed especially with of experience, education, and sharing, with … St. Mary September – MEETINGS
Millennials in mind, but all those interested are welcome; The Hamilton Experience, with instructor Stacey Monastery, 1pm Wed Sep 6 thru Wed Nov 22
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Rucker; an overview of Alexander Hamilton, Aaron … Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, guests
Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA, Carl Sandburg College, 10am Tue Nov 7 Stitching Group, on Wednesdays; all crafters are can attend the Beginners SIG (Special Interest Group)
DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Oct 10 welcome; bring your materials and … River Valley which meets at 5:30pm just before the main meeting;
Branson, Missouri: Highway 76 & Beyond, with District Library, 1pm Wed Sep 6 thru Wed Nov 22 free; for information, call 309-764-5570 or e-mail
Consumer Health Database Course, learn the basics instructor Stacey Rucker; learn why Branson’s shopping, joseph85_us@yahoo.com, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th
to search the library’s extensive health database; … shows and … Carl Sandburg College, 10am Wed Nov 8 Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting Street, Moline IL, QCS.org, 7pm Mon Sep 4
Moline Public Library, 6pm Thu Oct 12 and Tue Oct 24 consisting of experience, education, and sharing, with
Technology Open Lab, staffers offer help with a … Maquoketa Area Family YMCA, 7:30am Wed Sep 6 Popular Astronomy Club Meeting, held at the
Technology Open Lab, staffers offer help with a variety of questions, from using personal devices to thru Nov 22 Carriage House and adjacent Butterworth Center;
variety of questions, from using personal devices to setting up or using email, internet, and social-media visitors … Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 7pm
setting up or using email, internet, and social-media sites; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Wed. of the month; Mon Sep 11
sites; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock meeting … Maquoketa United Church of Christ, 6:15pm
Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:30pm Fri Nov 10 Wed Sep 6 thru Wed Nov 22 x stitch + (Cross Stitch Plus), a group that meets to
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:30pm Fri Oct 13 work on cross stitch, embroidery, and other handwork;
Adulting Series: Responsible Pet Ownership, Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting of free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Leadership through People Skills, thru Oct. 20; a series of courses that will help you master basic experience, education, and sharing, with … Maquoketa Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
$1,295; for information, conact Kim Raap at 563-333- how-to’s; the program is designed especially with United Church of Christ, 7pm Thu Sep 7 thru Thu Nov 16 Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Mon Sep 11
5723 or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, Millennials in mind, but all those interested are welcome;
331 W. 3rd St., Suite #140, Davenport IA, sau.edu, 8am free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Scott County Board Meeting, on the first and third Scott County Conservation Board Meeting, for
Mon Oct 16 Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA, Thursday of the month … Scott County Administrative information, call 563-328-3280 or e-mail conservation@
DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Nov 14 Center, 5pm Thu Sep 7 thru Nov 16 scottcountyiowa.com … West Lake Park Headquarters
Women’s Suffrage, with instructor Beverly Whiteside; Office, 3pm Wed Sep 13
this course will provide a glimpse … Carl Sandburg Behind the Photos: Genealogy Roundtable, with Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting of
College, 10am Tue Oct 17 instructor Stacey Rucker; learn research tips, discover experience, education, and sharing, with … St. Andrew Creating the Container for Growing Your
online information … Carl Sandburg College, 9am Wed Church, 1pm Thu Sep 7 thru Thu Nov 16 Intuition, a Quad Cities Institute of Noetic Sciences
Energy Bites, with instructor Lauren Wolfrum; the Nov 15 Meeting, with a presentation … Bettendorf Public
Hy-Vee dietitian will show you … Carl Sandburg College, Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting Library, 6:30pm Thu Sep 14
6pm Thu Oct 19 Technology Open Lab, staffers offer help with a of experience, education, and sharing, with … St. Paul
variety of questions, from using personal devices to Lutheran Church – Davenport, 6pm Thu Sep 7 thru Veterans Affairs Commission Meeting, for
Technology Open Lab, staffers offer help with a setting up or using email, internet, and social-media Thu Nov 16 information, call 563-326-8723 or e-mail commserve@
variety of questions, from using personal devices to sites; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island scottcountyiowa.com … Scott County Administrative
setting up or using email, internet, and social-media Public Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island Independent Scholars Evening, on Thursdays; a Center, 8am Fri Sep 15
sites; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:30pm Fri Nov 17 free-standing, public forum for the support of … Moline
Public Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island IL, Commercial Club, 7pm Thu Sep 7 thru Thu Nov 16 Centering Prayer, meeting consisting of experience,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:30pm Fri Oct 20 Beginner’s Knitting with Bambi Suits, must bring education, and sharing, with time for … First Baptist
your own yarn and needles; free; for information, … Church of Iowa City, 8:45am Sat Sep 16
Building Effective Teams, Oct. 24 & 25; $495; for LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat Nov 18
information, conact Kim Raap at 563-333-5723 or pd@
sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St.,
Suite #140, Davenport IA, sau.edu, Tue Oct 24
MEETINGS
Computer Basics, learn computer use basics or pick
up something new; free; … Moline Public Library, noon Weekly & Bi-Weekly
Tue Oct 24
Adult Children of Alcoholics, weekly meetings on
Spirituals vs. Gospels, with instructor Beverly Saturdays, a meeting of the 12-step, 12-tradition …
Whiteside; hear examples in live performance as … Carl Edwards Congregational Church, 10am Sat Sep 2 thru
Sandburg College, 9am Tue Oct 24 Sat Nov 18

Burma: Emerging Country, with instructor Kimberly Citizens to Reform DHS (Illinois Child and Family
Norton; hear about the history, culture, and … Carl Services), lunchtime discussions on the first and last
Sandburg College, 6pm Thu Oct 26 Saturdays of the month … RME (River Music Experience),
noon Sat Sep 2 thru Oct 28
Drop-In Tech Help, bring in any device and we will give
it a … LeClaire Community Library, 2pm Fri Oct 27 Citizens to Reform Animal Control, lunchtime
discussions on the first and last Saturdays of the month
Technology Open Lab, staffers offer help with a … RME (River Music Experience), noon Sat Sep 2 thru
variety of questions, from using personal devices to Sat Nov 4
setting up or using email, internet, and social-media
sites; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Centering Prayer, on Mondays; meeting consisting
Public Library – Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd, of experience, education, and sharing, with … Grace
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:30pm Fri Oct 27 Lutheran Church, 6pm Mon Sep 4 thru Mon Nov 20 Twista @ RIBCO - September 7
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MEETINGS / Street, Moline IL, QCS.org, 7pm Mon Nov 6
September
Scott County Conservation Board Meeting, for
information, call 563-328-3280 or e-mail conservation@
Cookbook Club Discussion, if you’re interested in scottcountyiowa.com … West Lake Park Headquarters
attending, please register and check out … East Moline Office, 3pm Wed Nov 8
Public Library, 5:30pm Mon Sep 18
x stitch + (Cross Stitch Plus), a group that meets to
QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group) work on cross stitch, embroidery, and other handwork;
Meeting, with a special program/presentation on free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Macintosh Applications or hardware, and … Bettendorf Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Sep 19 Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Nov 11

Rock Island County Board Meeting, meetings are Popular Astronomy Club Meeting, held at the
open to the public; for information, call 309-558-3605 … Carriage House and adjacent Butterworth Center; visitors
Rock Island County Office Building, 5:30pm Tue Sep 19 … Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 7pm Mon Nov 13

Scott County Board of Health Meeting, Scott County Committee of the Whole, for
for information, call 563-326-8618 or e-mail information, call 563-326-8749 … Scott County
health@scottcountyiowa.com … Scott County Administration Center, 8am Tue Nov 14
Administration Center, noon Thu Sep 21
Scott County Zoning Board of Adjustment
Economic Development Meeting, … LeClaire City Meeting, for information, call 563-326-8643 or e-mail
Hall, 8am Mon Sep 25 planning@scottcountyiowa.com … Scott County Annex

CONNECT FOR FREE LeClaire Chamber Board Meeting, if you would like
to attend and present a topic, contact … LeClaire City
Building, 4pm Wed Nov 15

Scott County Board of Health Meeting,
all around the Quad Cities Hall, 8am Tue Sep 26 for information, call 563-326-8618 or e-mail
health@scottcountyiowa.com … Scott County
with Xtream WiFi! Scott County Zoning Board of Adjustment
Meeting, for information, call 563-326-8643 or e-mail
Administration Center, noon Thu Nov 16

planning@scottcountyiowa.com … Scott County Annex Veterans Affairs Commission Meeting,
Building, 4pm Wed Sep 27 for information, call 563-326-8723 or e-mail
Xtream WiFi gives you the freedom to surf and commserve@scottcountyiowa.com … Scott County
stream the web when you're away from home. Administrative Center, 8am Fri Nov 17
October – MEETINGS
Simply sign in to XtreamWiFi and connect to a Centering Prayer, meeting consisting of experience,
Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, guests education, and sharing, with time for … First Baptist
fast, reliable online network you can count on. can attend the Beginners SIG (Special Interest Group) Church of Iowa City, 8:45am Sat Nov 18
which meets at 5:30pm just before the main meeting;
free; for information, call 309-764-5570 or e-mail QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group)
MEDIACOM INTERNET CUSTOMERS joseph85_us@yahoo.com, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Meeting, with a special program/presentation on
FREE unlimited access to Xtream WiFi Street, Moline IL, QCS.org, 7pm Mon Oct 2 Macintosh Applications or hardware, and … Bettendorf
Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Nov 21
x stitch + (Cross Stitch Plus), a group that meets to
NOT A MEDIACOM INTERNET CUSTOMER? work on cross stitch, embroidery, and other handwork; Rock Island County Board Meeting, meetings are
Enjoy 30 FREE minutes of Xtream WiFi each month free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport open to the public; for information, call 309-558-3605 …
Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Rock Island County Office Building, 5:30pm Tue Nov 21
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Oct 11

HEALTH
Enneagram, a Quad Cities Institute of Noetic Sciences
Meeting, with a presentation … Bettendorf Public
Library, 6:30pm Thu Oct 12
Open Lap Swim, on Monday and Wednesday; $4-5,
Cookbook Club Discussion, if you’re interested in $10/family of four or more; … Black Hawk College –
attending, please register and check out … East Moline Community Aquatic Center, 4pm Mon Sep 4 thru
Public Library, 5:30pm Mon Oct 16 Wed Nov 22

QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group) Zumba Fitness, on Tuesdays; a fun, Latin-inspired
Meeting, with a special program/presentation on group fitness dance workout that incorporates …
Macintosh Applications or hardware, and … Bettendorf Phoenix Body Solutions, 6:30pm Tue Sep 5 thru Tue
Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Oct 17 Nov 21

Rock Island County Board Meeting, meetings are Belly Dancing, Wednesdays thru Oct. 11; $36; for
open to the public; for information, call 309-558-3605 … information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Rock Island County Office Building, 5:30pm Tue Oct 17 Hawk College – Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 7pm Wed Sep 6
Scott County Board of Health Meeting,
for information, call 563-326-8618 or e-mail Family to Family Class, Thursdays thru Nov. 30;
health@scottcountyiowa.com … Scott County designed for family members, partners and friends …
Administration Center, noon Thu Oct 19 Black Hawk College Outreach Center, 6pm Thu Sep 7

Veterans Affairs Commission Meeting, Zumba: Find Your Way to Fun and Fitness,
for information, call 563-326-8723 or e-mail Thursdays thru Oct. 12; $36; for information and to
commserve@scottcountyiowa.com … Scott County register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College – Quad
Administrative Center, 8am Fri Oct 20 City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace,
7pm Thu Sep 7
Centering Prayer, meeting consisting of experience,
education, and sharing, with time for … First Baptist Belly Dance with Bez, a belly dancing demonstration
Church of Iowa City, 8:45am Sat Oct 21 from Bez Lancial; she’ll present a short history/intro to
what belly dance is, show some isolation techniques
LeClaire Chamber Board Meeting, if you would like used to execute the movement, and end with some
to attend and present a topic, contact … LeClaire City follow along dancing; free; for information, call 563-326-
Hall, 8am Tue Oct 24 7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, noon Thu Sep 14
Scott County Zoning Board of Adjustment
Meeting, for information, call 563-326-8643 or e-mail Medicare Program, coverage Q&A with a
planning@scottcountyiowa.com … Scott County Annex representative from the Medicare office; free; … East
Building, 4pm Wed Oct 25 Moline Public Library, 2pm Thu Sep 14
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Intro to Yoga, join local yoga teacher and yoga
November – MEETINGS therapist Rebecca Sebastian as she takes an hour to
LEARN MORE AT Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, guests
talk about all that is yoga; with a bit of discussion, a bit
of demonstration, and some very simple movements;
MEDIACOMCABLE.COM/XTREAM-WIFI can attend the Beginners SIG (Special Interest Group) free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
which meets at 5:30pm just before the main meeting; Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport IA,
free; for information, call 309-764-5570 or e-mail DavenportLibrary.com, noon Thu Oct 5
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Tae Kwon Do Demonstration, watch students from The Sunday Dinner Senior Club, on the first and third
Chung Kim’s Black Belt Academy do a … Bettendorf Sundays of the month; dinner is … First Presbyterian
Public Library, 1pm Sat Oct 28 Church – LeClaire, 11:45am Sun Sep 3 thru Sun Nov 19

Vera French Unmasking Mental Health Gala, Ceramics I, on Mondays; $9-11; for information, call
the evening will include a cocktail hour, silent auction, 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
dinner, … Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am
6pm Sat Oct 28 Mon Sep 4 thru Mon Nov 20

2017 Quad Cities Go Red for Women Luncheon, Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-4; for information, call
annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association, 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
featuring 10:30am demonstrations, pampering in the Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 2:15pm
Diva area, and a silent-auction preview, a noon luncheon, Mon Sep 4 thru Mon Nov 20
an a Survivor’s Story presentation by Jennifer White; $50;
Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. Third St., Davenport IA, Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing experience necessary;
GoRedForWomen.org Wed Nov 1 free; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 8am Mon Sep 4 thru Mon Nov 20

SENIORS Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; $3-5; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Weekly & Bi-Weekly Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 10:15am Mon Sep 4 thru Mon Nov 20
Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-4; for information, call
1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
12:45pm Fri Sep 1 thru Fri Nov 17 Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Tue
Sep 5 thru Tue Nov 21
Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $1-2; for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Ceramics II, on Tuesdays; $7-11/session, $9-12/all day;
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am Fri Sep 1 thru for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Wed Nov 22 Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, Tue Sep 5 thru Tue Nov 21
Low-Impact Exercise, Mon.-Fri.; $3-5; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 Crocheting & Knitting Volunteer Class, on
W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Tuesdays; make hats, scarfs, and mittens for children
Fri Sep 1 thru Wed Nov 22 and the homeless; donations of yarn and other knitting Greg Hill Julie Soucinek Amanda Yeggy
needs accepted; free; for information, call 563-386-7477,
Mortgage Manager Sr. Mortgage Consultant Mortgage Consultant
Bingo, on Fridays; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road,
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Tue Sep 5 thru P: (563) 585.8440 P: (563) 355.1858 P: (563) 388.1468
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Ceramics I & II, on Fridays; $7-9; for information, call Line Dancing Free Lessons, on Tuesdays; for
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
Fri Sep 1 thru Fri Nov 17 CASISeniors.org, 8:30am Tue Sep 5 thru Tue Nov 21

Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays; $2-4; Line Dancing I, on Tuesdays; $3-5; for information, call
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue
CASISeniors.org, 9am Fri Sep 1 thru Fri Nov 17 Sep 5 thru Tue Nov 21

Senior Theatre, on Fridays; $2-4; for information, call Senior Computer Tech, on Tuesdays; $5-7; for
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
Fri Sep 1 thru Fri Nov 17 CASISeniors.org, 1pm Tue Sep 5 thru Tue Nov 21

Zumba Toning, on Fridays; $3-5; for information, call Bunco, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 7:45am Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 2pm
Fri Sep 1 thru Fri Nov 17 Wed Sep 6 thru Wed Nov 22

Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2-4; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm
Fri Sep 1 thru Mon Nov 20
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SENIORS / Blood Pressure Check, on Tuesdays; free; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Weekly & Bi-Weekly Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Sep 12 thru Tue Nov 14

Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information, call Grief Support Group, on the 2nd & 4th Wed. of the
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W month; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
Wed Sep 6 thru Wed Nov 22 CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Sep 13 thru Wed Nov 8

Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $7-9; for Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles Screening,
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for & Medication Review, on the 2nd Thu. of the month;
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
CASISeniors.org, 2pm Wed Sep 6 thru Wed Nov 22 Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu Sep 14 thru Thu Nov 9
Evening Bingo, 5:30pm doors, 6pm early-bird bingo,
with regular bingo following; minimum cost $10/
pack; 50/50 raffles, early, middle and late bird games, September – SENIORS
and a progressive jackpot; no food or drinks allowed;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Free Thursday for Seniors, featuring 1:30pm
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, museum tours followed by a 2:30pm film; for
CASISeniors.org, 6pm Wed Sep 6 thru Wed Nov 22 information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm
Pinochle, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information, call Thu Sep 7
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Stitches thru Time: History of Quilting, $2-5;
Wed Sep 6 thru Wed Nov 22 for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off Pounds CASISeniors.org, 2pm Thu Sep 7 Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Infinitus @ Pleasant Valley High School - October 6
Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in, noon meeting; $1-2;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Low Vision Support Group, for information, call
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Senior Outreach: Off-site Checkout, the LeClaire Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 11:30am Wed Sep 6 thru Wed Nov 22 Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am Community Library will be partnering with the CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Oct 25
Thu Sep 7 Milestones … LeClaire Community Library, 11:45am
T’ai Chi Ch’un, on Wednesdays; $24-36/6 weeks; Wed Sep 27
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Senior Bingo, for information, call 309-755-9614 … November – SENIORS
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, East Moline Public Library, 3pm Thu Sep 7 TRIAD (Reducing Crime Against Seniors), for
CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Wed Sep 6 thru Wed Nov 22 information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Hats Off to Hat Bash Luncheon, $7-9; for
CASI Local Travel Series: Wine Tour at Lavender Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; $3-5; for information, Crest, $40-50 includes transportation, tour, and lunch; CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Sep 27 Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 for information and to reserve, call 563-386-7477 CASISeniors.org, noon Wed Nov 1
W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am or e-mail lbrown@casiseniors.org, CASI (Center for
Wed Sep 6 thru Wed Nov 22 Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, October – SENIORS What Documents Will the Kids Need When I’m
CASISeniors.org, 10am Tue Sep 19 Gone?, a presentation in the financial education series
Personal Reflexology, on Wednesday and Thursday Prehistory of the Quad Cities, $2-5; for information, on the best practices and how to build retirement
by appointment only, with Janet Latchaw; $20; for Estate Plans That Provide for a Loved One call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 funds and plans; learn simple estate planning steps and
information, call 563-349-5832, CASI (Center for with Special Needs, a presentation in the financial W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 2pm financial tips to make certain your wishes are carried out
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, education series on the best practices and how to build Thu Oct 5 effectively and to ensure your financial goals are met;
CASISeniors.org, 1pm Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Nov 22 retirement funds and plans; learn simple estate planning free; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
steps and financial tips to make certain your wishes Senior Bingo, for information, call 309-755-9614 … Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays; $2-4; are carried out effectively and to ensure your financial East Moline Public Library, 3pm Thu Oct 5 CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Thu Nov 2
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for goals are met; free; for information, call 563-386-7477,
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Low Vision Support Group, for information, call Senior Bingo, for information, call 309-755-9614 …
CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Thu Sep 8 thru Thu Nov 16 Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Wed Sep 20 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W East Moline Public Library, 3pm Thu Nov 2
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, call Adult Coloring Group, bring your own coloring Thu Oct 5 Low Vision Support Group, for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W book and colors; coffee and snacks will be provided; 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am $2; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Lunch and Learn: Maintaining Your Health with Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
Thu Sep 8 thru Thu Nov 16 Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, Diet and Exercise, first 15 to register are free, after that Thu Nov 3
CASISeniors.org, 10am Mon Sep 25 $2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Caregivers Support Group, on the 2nd Mon. of the Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, Veteran’s Breakfast, $7-9; for information, call
month; free; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center Lunch and Learn: Legal Aid: Wills and Power of CASISeniors.org, 11am Tue Oct 17 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W
for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, Attorneys, first 15 to register are free, after that $2-5; Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 7:45am
CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Mon Sep 11 thru Mon Nov 13 for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for CASI Local Travel Series: LeClaire Day, with trips Mon Nov 6
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, to the Mississippi River Distilling Company and Antique
CASISeniors.org, 11am Tue Sep 26 Archaeology; $40-50 includes transportation, tour, Holiday Hat Bash, $30-40; for information, call 563-
and lunch; for information, call 563-386-7477 or e-mail 386-7477 or e-mail smeier@casiseniors.org, CASI (Center
lbrown@casiseniors.org, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, HatBash.com, 5:30pm Thu Nov 9
11am Wed Oct 18
Lunch and Learn: Owls of Iowa, first 15 to register are
Murder Mystery Dinner, $40; for information, call free, after that $2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477,
563-386-7477 or e-mail smeier@casiseniors.org, CASI CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road,
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 11am Tue Nov 14
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 5:30pm Sat Oct 21
CASI Local Travel Series: Silver Bell Social, $10-20
AARP Smart Driver Course, Oct. 23 & 24, in classroom includes transportation and ticket; for information,
C; the course helps … Larson Center, Genesis Medical call 563-386-7477 or e-mail lbrown@casiseniors.org,
Center, 8:30am Mon Oct 23 CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road,
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 8:30am Fri Nov 17
Adult Coloring Group, bring your own coloring
book and colors; coffee and snacks will be provided; CASI Thanksgiving Luncheon, $7-9; for information,
$2; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 11am
CASISeniors.org, 10am Mon Oct 23 Tue Nov 21

Senior Outreach: Off-site Checkout, the LeClaire TRIAD (Reducing Crime Against Seniors), for
Community Library will be partnering with the information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Milestones … LeClaire Community Library, 11:45am Active Seniors), 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
Wed Oct 25 CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Nov 22

TRIAD (Reducing Crime Against Seniors), for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for

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ARTS & CRAFTS STEAM-azing: Play-Dough Palooza, science, project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their
technology, engineering, art, and math projects for Island Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, senses during a hands-on experience with a story and
kids and families; free; for information, call 309-732- Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Sep 29 art project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
September 7323, Rock Island Public Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 Rock Island Public Library – Southwest Branch, 9010
30th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:30pm Ridgewood Rd, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
Crafternoon, this drop-in program is fun for all ages; Wed Sep 13 October – ARTS & CRAFTS 10:30am Wed Oct 18
free; for … LeClaire Community Library, 3pm Wed Sep 6
Creativity Lab, ages 5 & up make art their own way; After School Kids Lab, on Wednesdays; this Make & Take Craft: Painting Pumpkins, children
After School Kids Lab, on Wednesdays; this program free; … Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Thu Sep 14 program will alternate between making crafts, doing will be able to paint a pumpkin anyway they … Silvis
will alternate between making crafts, doing … … Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Wed Oct 4 thru Public Library, 11am Sat Oct 21
Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Wed Sep 6 thru Wed Cartoon Drawing, for ages 8-12; join children’s authors Wed Oct 25
Sep 27 and illustrators Josh right … Moline Public Library, 10am Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses
Sat Sep 16 Water Bottle Koozie Craft, make your own water during a hands-on experience with a story and art
Tinker Lab: Button-Making, for ages 10+; turn bottle carrier to make your life easier and a whole lot project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
any image into something wearable and … LeClaire DIY Fidget Spinners, ages 6+ will use Perler beads to more fun; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Island Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St,
Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Sep 7 craft a working fidget spinner; free; for information, call Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Oct 27
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Thu Oct 5
The Children of The CornCon Kids Hacker Camp, Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm
third-annual event featuring “The Ethics of Making and Tue Sep 19 Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience, on November – ARTS & CRAFTS
Breaking,” contests … Rogalski Center – St. Ambrose Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, but all welcome;
University, Sat Sep 9 Teen DIY: No Sew Pillows and More, join other teens rotating programs … Bettendorf Public Library, 10pm Crafternoon, this drop-in program is fun for all ages;
to make a no sew pillow; you … Silvis Public Library, 6pm Sat Oct 7 thru Sat Oct 28 free; for … LeClaire Community Library, 3pm Wed Nov 1
Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience, on Tue Sep 19
Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, but all welcome; Halloween Pillow Boxes with Treats, an activity in After School Kids Lab, on Wednesdays; this
rotating programs … Bettendorf Public Library, 10pm Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their the Southwest Family Craft series; free; for information, program will alternate between making crafts, doing
Sat Sep 9 thru Sat Sep 30 senses during a hands-on experience with a story and call 309-732- 7338, Rock Island Public Library – … Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Wed Nov 1 thru
art project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd, Rock Island IL, Wed Nov 22
Homemade Book Marks with Ribbons, Buttons, Rock Island Public Library – Southwest Branch, 9010 RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Oct 10
and Felt, an activity in the Southwest Family Craft Ridgewood Rd, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, Mini Makers, for ages 10 months to 3 years; sensory
series; free; for information, call 309-732-7338, Rock 10:30am Wed Sep 20 Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses play encourages … LeClaire Community Library,
Island Public Library – Southwest Branch, 9010 during a hands-on experience with a story and art 10:30am Thu Nov 2
Ridgewood Rd, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, Teen Anime Day @Figge, an afternoon of crafts, project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
6pm Tue Sep 12 Japanese culture lessons, gaming & cosplay contest; Island Public Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Sew Crazy!: Fancy Bookmarks, easy sewing projects
RRamen, candy sushi & tea will be served and teen Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Oct 10 for school-aged children with all supplies provided;
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses participants will get free admission to the Figge; free; for free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
during a hands-on experience with a story and art information, call 563-326-7832, Figge Art Museum, 225 STEAM-azing: Spider Art, science, technology, Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock W 2nd St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, noon engineering, art, and math projects for kids and families; Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Nov 2
Island Public Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Thu Sep 21 free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Sep 12 Public Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience, on
Mini-Me Clay Creations, using air-dry clay, use IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:30pm Wed Oct 11 Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, but all welcome;
Potato Head Craft, school-aged kids can come your creative flair to bring your imagination to life; rotating programs … Bettendorf Public Library, 10pm
and make their own Potato Head creation using free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Creativity Lab, ages 5 & up make art their own way; Sat Nov 4 thru Sat Nov 18
real potatoes and various craft and food materials; Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, free; … Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Thu Oct 12
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Fri Sep 29 Creativity Lab, ages 5 & up make art their own way;
Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, Teen DIY: No Sew Pillows and More, join other teens free; … Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Thu Nov 9
DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Sep 13 Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses to make crafts that are fun and … Silvis Public Library,
during a hands-on experience with a story and art 6pm Tue Oct 17

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August 25-October 28, 2017
An exhibition and programming that features work by
contemporary artists that responds to the history of multiracial
coalitions organizing against racism, poverty and oppression.
Centennial Hall Galleries 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill. 61201
Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, Noon-4 p.m., or by appointment
For more information call 309-794-7400 or visit
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Sew Crazy!: Stuffed Owls, easy sewing projects for Preschool Storytime, Tuesday through Friday at
school-aged children with all supplies provided; free; for 10am; stories, songs, finger plays, and … Bettendorf
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Public Library, 10am Tue Sep 5 thru Fri Sep 29
– Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Nov 9 Story Time for Littles, for ages birth-36 months;
nurture your young one’s love of … Moline Public
Maple Leaf Luminary Bag with Battery-Powered Library, 6pm Wed Sep 6 thru Wed Sep 20
Tea Light, an activity in the Southwest Family
Craft series; free; for information, call 309-732- 7338, Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories and
Rock Island Public Library – Southwest Branch, 9010 activities to settle in for the evening; pajamas, pillows,
Ridgewood Rd, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, and stuffed toys welcome; free; for information,
6pm Tue Nov 14 call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library –
Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Wed Sep 6 thru
during a hands-on experience with a story and art Wed Sep 27
project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Toddler Storytime, on Wednesdays; introduce early
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Nov 14 literacy skills to your toddler with music, movement,
and stories; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Sew Crazy!: Tote Bags, easy sewing projects for
The Cerny Brothers @ Daytrotter - September 23 Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
school-aged children with all supplies provided; free; for Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Wed Sep 6
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Kidz Bop, family-friendly concert with the young Toddler Tale Storytime, stories, songs, and a craft for thru Wed Sep 27
– Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, pop stars on their Best Time Ever tour; $29.50-75; for ages five and under, with a different theme each week;
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Nov 16 tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Yoga and Stories, on Wednesdays, for ages 3-10;
Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm Fri Oct 20 Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock experience your favorite stories told … Bettendorf
Make & Take Craft: Hand Turkeys, bring your kids in Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Sep 1 thru Public Library, 6:30pm Wed Sep 6 thru Wed Sep 27
to make an adorable craft to … Silvis Public Library, 11am QCSO Holiday Pops: Harry Potter and the Fri Sep 22
Sat Nov 18 Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert, at 2 & 8pm; the Family Story Time: The Accidental Zucchini, a
concerts will feature the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Baby Storytime, on Fridays; jump-start you and celebration of Max Grover’s book, with a shaving-cream
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their performing to every image of the film and every note your child’s literacy building skills in this story time letter-writing … Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Sep 7
senses during a hands-on experience with a story and of John Williams’ score; $18-58; for information and designed especially for you and your 0-12 month old;
art project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, tickets, call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the
Rock Island Public Library – Southwest Branch, 9010 Davenport IA, QCSO.org, Sat Nov 18 Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA, opportunity to read aloud to dogs from … Bettendorf
Ridgewood Rd, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Sep 1 thru Fri Sep 29 Public Library, 6pm Thu Sep 7
10:30am Wed Nov 22

STORIES Storytime Kickoff, best for ages 3-6, though all are Preschool Story Time, on Thursdays, for ages 3-5;
welcome; listen to … LeClaire Community Library, stories, rhymes, songs and more … Moline Public

MUSIC 6:30pm Tue Sep 5 Library, 10am Thu Sep 7 thru Thu Sep 28
September
Early Start Story Time, on Tuesdays; literacy based Tales for Tots!, on Thursdays, for ages 0-3 and their
Dance Me A Story: Halloween, join dancers from Toddler Tales, on Fridays; stories, songs, and a craft storytime for children 2-5 and their caregivers with an caregivers; attendees will … Bettendorf Public Library,
Ballet Quad Cities for an hour of movement and for infants through age five; free; for information, call emphasis on developing a love of literature, pre-reading 6:30pm Thu Sep 7 thru Thu Sep 28
music as we bring Halloween stories to life; free; for 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library – Downtown skills, and fun; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, Davenport Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
– Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, 10:30am Fri Sep 1 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Oct 14 9:30am Tue Sep 5 thru Tue Sep 26
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STORIES / Junior Explorers: All About Me, ages 3-7 come in for
a fun storytime and hands-on … LeClaire Community
September Library, 6:30pm Tue Sep 26

Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; stories, songs, October – STORIES
and crafts for preschoolers; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library – Eastern Tales for Tots!, on Mondays, for ages 0-3 and their
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, caregivers; attendees will … Bettendorf Public Library,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Sep 8 thru Fri Sep 29 10am Mon Oct 2 thru Mon Oct 9

Storytime in the Park, join us for this special outdoor Preschool Storytime, Mondays at 6:30pm; stories,
storytime at Hollyhock Park; … LeClaire Community songs, finger plays, and action rhymes … Bettendorf
Library, 10:30am Sat Sep 9 thru Sat Sep 30 Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Oct 2 thru Mon Oct 30

Young Emerging Writers Open Critique, for ages Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; stories, songs, and
15-19; free; for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail crafts for preschoolers; free; for information, call 563-
mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing 326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Oct 2
Island IL, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Sep 9 thru Mon Oct 30

Read to a Dog, QC CAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs are Story Time for Littles, Mondays at 9:30 & 10:45am; for
specially trained, along with their handler, to provide ages birth-36 months; stories, … Moline Public Library,
the environment needed to help children improve their Angel Olsen @ Codfish Hollow Barn - September 30 Mon Oct 2 thru Mon Oct 30
reading skills; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Jolly Rancher Readers, join teens for an open book
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Biblioteens, teens learn about new books, hang out, Toddler Tale Storytime, stories, songs, and a craft for share; refreshments served; free; … Silvis Public Library,
Mon Sep 11 and have some … LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm ages five and under, with a different theme each week; 6pm Tue Oct 3
Tue Sep 12 free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Preschool Storytime, Mondays at 6:30pm; stories, Public Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island Early Start Story Time, on Tuesdays; literacy based
songs, finger plays, and action rhymes … Bettendorf Toddler Tale Storytime, stories, songs, and a craft for IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Sep 19 thru Tue storytime for children 2-5 and their caregivers with an
Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Sep 11 thru Mon Sep 25 ages five and under, with a different theme each week; Sep 26 emphasis on developing a love of literature, pre-reading
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island skills, and fun; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; stories, songs, and Public Library – Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd, Young Emerging Writers Generative Workshop, Davenport Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
crafts for preschoolers; free; for information, call 563- Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Sep for ages 15-19; free; for information, call 309-732-7330 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, 13 thru Wed Sep 27 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest 9:30am Tue Oct 3 thru Tue Oct 31
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Sep 11 Writing Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St,
thru Mon Sep 25 Family Story Time, on Thursdays; join in for a story, Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 5pm Wed Sep 20 Preschool Storytime, Tuesday through Friday at
activity, and fun … Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Sep 14 10am; stories, songs, finger plays, and … Bettendorf
Story Time for Littles, Mondays at 9:30 & 10:45am; for thru Thu Sep 28 Teen Fandom Book Club, geek out with other teen Public Library, 10am Tue Oct 3 thru Tue Oct 31
ages birth-36 months; stories, … Moline Public Library, readers about Percy Jackson, Harry Potter & other
Mon Sep 11 thru Mon Sep 25 Saturday Story Time: Apple-y Ever After, with favorite book series; with trivia, crafts, discussions, Story Time for Littles, for ages birth-36 months;
stories, songs, and a fun craft; free; for information, games & snacks; free; for information, call 563-326- nurture your young one’s love of … Moline Public
Tales for Tots!, on Mondays, for ages 0-3 and their call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Library, 6pm Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 18
caregivers; attendees will … Bettendorf Public Library, Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Mon Sep 25
10am Mon Sep 11 thru Mon Sep 25 10am Sat Sep 16 Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories and
activities to settle in for the evening; pajamas, pillows,
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and stuffed toys welcome; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library –
Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Wed Oct 4 thru
Wed Oct 25

Toddler Storytime, on Wednesdays; introduce early
literacy skills to your toddler with music, movement,
and stories; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Wed Oct 4
thru Wed Oct 25

Yoga and Stories, on Wednesdays, for ages 3-10;
experience your favorite stories told … Bettendorf
Public Library, 6:30pm Wed Oct 4 thru Wed Oct 25

Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the
opportunity to read aloud to dogs from … Bettendorf
Public Library, 6pm Thu Oct 5

Family Story Time, on Thursdays; join in for a story, Chris Stapleton @ iWireless Center - October 5
activity, and fun … Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Oct 5
thru Thu Oct 12
Junior Explorers: Fire Safety, ages 3-7 come in for
Tales for Tots!, on Thursdays, for ages 0-3 and their a fun storytime and hands-on … LeClaire Community
caregivers; attendees will … Bettendorf Public Library, Library, 6:30pm Tue Oct 24
6:30pm Thu Oct 5 thru Thu Oct 12
Toddler Tale Storytime, stories, songs, and a craft for
Baby Storytime, on Fridays; jump-start you and ages five and under, with a different theme each week;
your child’s literacy building skills in this story time free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
designed especially for you and your 0-12 month old; Public Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Oct 24 thru
Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA, Tue Oct 31
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Oct 6 thru Fri Oct 27
Toddler Tale Storytime, stories, songs, and a craft for
Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; stories, songs, ages five and under, with a different theme each week;
and crafts for preschoolers; free; for information, call free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library – Eastern Public Library – Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, Rd, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Oct 6 thru Fri Oct 27 Wed Oct 25

Read to a Dog, QC CAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs are Family Story Time, join in for a story, activity, and fun
specially trained, along with their handler, to provide for all … Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Oct 26
the environment needed to help children improve their
reading skills; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 November – STORIES
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm
Mon Oct 9 Story Time for Littles, for ages birth-36 months;
nurture your young one’s love of … Moline Public
Biblioteens, teens learn about new books, hang out, Library, 6pm Wed Nov 1 thru Wed Nov 15
and have some … LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm
Tue Oct 10 Toddler Tale Storytime, stories, songs, and a craft for
ages five and under, with a different theme each week;
Dance Me A Story: Halloween, join dancers from free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Ballet Quad Cities for an hour of movement and Public Library – Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood
music as we bring Halloween stories to life; free; for Rd, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Wed Nov 1 thru Wed Nov 15
– Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Oct 14 Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories and
activities to settle in for the evening; pajamas, pillows,
Young Emerging Writers Open Critique, for ages and stuffed toys welcome; free; for information,
15-19; free; for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library –
mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport
Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Wed Nov 1 thru
Island IL, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Oct 14 Wed Nov 22

The Island of Dr. Libris, best suited for grades 4-6; a Preschool Storytime, Tuesday through Friday at
discussion of Chris Grabenstein’s … Bettendorf Public 10am; stories, songs, finger plays, and … Bettendorf
Library, 3pm Sat Oct 14 Public Library, 10am Wed Nov 1 thru Wed Nov 22

Young Emerging Writers Generative Workshop, Toddler Storytime, on Wednesdays; introduce early
for ages 15-19; free; for information, call 309-732-7330 literacy skills to your toddler with music, movement,
or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest and stories; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Writing Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 5pm Wed Oct 18 Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Wed Nov 1
thru Wed Nov 22
Pumpkin Palooza, come to the library to enjoy
storytime immediately followed by … LeClaire Yoga and Stories, on Wednesdays, for ages 3-10;
Community Library, 10:30am Sat Oct 21 experience your favorite stories told … Bettendorf
Public Library, 6:30pm Wed Nov 1 thru Wed Nov 22
Saturday Storytime: Pumpkins, Ghosts,
and Creepy Crawlies, a spooky storytime with Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the
songs, crafts, and Halloween-themed stories; free; opportunity to read aloud to dogs from … Bettendorf
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Public Library, 6pm Thu Nov 2
Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Oct 21 Preschool Story Time, on Thursdays, for ages 3-5;
stories, rhymes, songs and more … Moline Public Library,
Teen Fandom Book Club, geek out with other teen 10am Thu Nov 2 thru Thu Nov 16
readers about Percy Jackson, Harry Potter & other
favorite book series; with trivia, crafts, discussions, Baby Storytime, on Fridays; jump-start you and
games & snacks; free; for information, call 563-326- your child’s literacy building skills in this story time
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, designed especially for you and your 0-12 month old;
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Mon Oct 23 free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Nov 3 thru Fri Nov 17
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STORIES / Young Emerging Writers Generative Workshop, Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks,
for ages 15-19; free; for information, call 309-732-7330 and share your ideas on how to make the library
November or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest more awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-
Writing Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount
Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 5pm Wed Nov 15 St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4:30pm
Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; stories, songs, Tue Sep 19
and crafts for preschoolers; free; for information, call Family Story Time: Little Elliot, Big Fun, a
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library – Eastern celebration of Mike Curato’s book with activities, Anime Night, teens watch anime, enjoy Japanese
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, readings, crafts, … Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Nov 16 snacks, and learn to write Japanese hiragana characters;
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Nov 3 thru Fri Nov 17 free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Saturday Storytime: November Feast, sing songs, Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Toddler Tale Storytime, stories, songs, and a craft for read books, and do a fun craft; free; for information, Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Sep 21
ages five and under, with a different theme each week; call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N ZZ Top @ Adler Theatre - September 19
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, Lego Night, play with the library’s thousands of Legos
Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock 10am Sat Nov 18 for an hour of free-build; we’ll provide the bricks, you
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Nov 3 thru Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Sep 5 supply the imagination; free; for information, call 563-
Fri Nov 17 Junior Explorers: Farming, ages 3-7 come in for a fun thru Tue Sep 26 326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount
storytime and hands-on … LeClaire Community Library, St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm
Preschool Storytime, Mondays at 6:30pm; stories, 6:30pm Tue Nov 21 Young Adult Tabletop Role-Playing, on Tuesday Thu Sep 21
songs, finger plays, and action rhymes … Bettendorf and Thursday; for teens interested in Dungeons and
Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Nov 6 thru Mon Nov 20 Toddler Tale Storytime, stories, songs, and a craft for … Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Tue Sep 5 thru Slime Science!, ages 8+ follow two gooey experiments
ages five and under, with a different theme each week; Thu Sep 28 and learn all about … LeClaire Community Library,
Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; stories, songs, and free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island 6:30pm Thu Sep 21
crafts for preschoolers; free; for information, call 563- Public Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Nov 21 sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free; for Spotlight on: Trending Fun, grades 1-6 gets hands-
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Nov 6 information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library on experience with a popular trend; free; … Moline
thru Mon Nov 20 – Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd, Rock Island IL, Public Library, 6:30pm Thu Sep 21

LIBRARY EVENTS RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Sep 6
Story Time for Littles, Mondays at 9:30 & 10:45am; for Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.), help plan cool events,
ages birth-36 months; stories, … Moline Public Library, Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays; teens request new library materials, eat snacks, … LeClaire
Mon Nov 6 thru Mon Nov 20 September play Magic or Pokemon trading-card games, chat Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Sep 21
… Bettendorf Public Library, 2pm Wed Sep 6 thru
Jolly Rancher Readers, join teens for an open book Teen Advisory Board, eat snacks, and talk books, Wed Sep 27 Stuffed Animal Sleepover Dropoff, bring your
share; refreshments served; free; … Silvis Public Library, movies, or anything else that’s … East Moline Public favorite stuffed animal to the library for their very own
6pm Tue Nov 7 Library, 4pm Fri Sep 1 Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games sleepover; drop off a cuddly friend any time during open
and gaming systems; we have PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox hours on Friday, September 22, and come back to the
Early Start Story Time, on Tuesdays; literacy based Doctor Who Day, stop by for a chance to WIN free 360, Wii, and Wii U for you to try, along with space for library on Saturday at 9:30am for breakfast snacks and a
storytime for children 2-5 and their caregivers with an Doctor Who stuff, including comics, posters, and more; tabletop gaming; free; for information, call 563-326- chance to see what kind of mischief your stuffed animals
emphasis on developing a love of literature, pre-reading watch clips, try some Doctor Who crafts, and enjoy 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, got into overnight; free; for information, call 563-326-
skills, and fun; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, snacks fit for a Time Lord; free; for information, call Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Sep 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St,
Davenport Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library – 30/31 Branch, 6 thru Wed Sep 27 Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Fri Sep 22
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3059 30th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10am
9:30am Tue Nov 7 thru Tue Nov 21 Sat Sep 2 Mini Makers, for ages 10 months to 3 years; sensory Exploratorium Jr., evening version of our popular
play encourages … LeClaire Community Library, drop-in series, featuring hands-on projects … Moline
Family Story Time, join in for a story, activity, and fun Kids Camp Out, bring your sleeping bag for an evening 10:30am Thu Sep 7 Public Library, 6pm Mon Sep 25
for all … Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Nov 9 of s’mores and … East Moline Public Library, 6:30pm
Tue Sep 5 Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G), meet with peers and Teen Advisory Board, teens share ideas about would
Young Emerging Writers Open Critique, for ages make decisions for the Young Adult … Moline Public make the library a better … Silvis Public Library, 6pm
15-19; free; for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; Library, 3:30pm Thu Sep 7 Tue Sep 26
mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free;
Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St, Rock for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Cupcake School, on Thursdays; practice your Lego Club, grades 3-5 create and share a themed
Island IL, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Nov 11 Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island IL, frosting skills & learn new decorating techniques at masterpiece that will … Silvis Public Library, 3:30pm
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Sep 5 the library’s school for grade-school kids; free; for Thu Sep 28
Read to a Dog, QC CAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs are information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
specially trained, along with their handler, to provide Squishy Circuits, experiment with electrical circuits – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, Teen Chef, learn how to make an easy and delicious
the environment needed to help children improve their and dough for learning and fun; free; for information, call DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Sep 7 thru Thu Sep 28 recipe; free; … East Moline Public Library, 5:30pm Thu
reading skills; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Sep 28
Davenport Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Tue Sep 5 sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free; Tween/Teen Gaming Night, gaming fun and snacks
Mon Nov 13 for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public for ages 8 to 12 and 12 to 18; play Wii U, Xbox 360, Wii
Library Playgroup, on Tuesdays; open play and Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, games, board games, and see what you can catch in
Biblioteens, teens learn about new books, hang out, socialization for children 0-5 and their caregivers; RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Sep 8 Pokemon Go; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
and have some … LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Rock Island Public Library – Downtown Library, 401
Tue Nov 14 Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Minecraft Mondays, on Mondays; connect with other 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm
kids as we play Minecraft in creative mode every week; Thu Sep 28
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA, My Little Pony Celebration, dress up like your
DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Mon Sep 11 thru Mon favorite pony (or create your own) and compete in our
Sep 25 Ultimate MLP Costume Contest to win prizes and movie
passes; other activities include pool noodle pony craft &
Anime Club for Teens, watch, read, discuss, and hobbyhorse hurdles, trivia contest of Name that Pony!,
hang out with fellow otaku; for … Moline Public Library, Stop-motion Pony Dance Studio, and more; free; for
3:30pm Tue Sep 12 information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
– Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
Teen Gaming Night, a teen-only time to play Xbox DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Sep 30
and Wii games; snacks … East Moline Public Library, 5pm
Tue Sep 12
October – LIBRARY EVENTS
Minecraft Tuesdays, on Tuesdays; connect with other
kids as we play Minecraft in creative mode every week; Minecraft Mondays, on Mondays; connect with other
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport kids as we play Minecraft in creative mode every week;
Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Tue Sep Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
12 thru Tue Sep 26 DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Mon Oct 2 thru
Mon Oct 30
After School Fun for Teens, enjoy a variety of video
games, board games, and computer … Moline Public Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
Library, noon Wed Sep 13 sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Exploratorium, a new S.T.E.A.M. topic each week for Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island IL,
grades K-5; free; … Moline Public Library, 2pm Wed Sep RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Oct 3
13 thru Wed Sep 27
Library Playgroup, on Tuesdays; open play and
Lego Club, we’ll supply the Legos, you supply the socialization for children 0-5 and their caregivers;
imagination; free; for … East Moline Public Library, free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
3:30pm Fri Sep 15 Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
William Elliott Whitmore @ RIBCO - September 30
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Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free; for RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Oct 6
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
– Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd, Rock Island IL, Anime Club for Teens, watch, read, discuss, and
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Oct 4 hang out with fellow otaku; for … Moline Public Library,
3:30pm Tue Oct 10
Exploratorium, a new S.T.E.A.M. topic each week for
grades K-5; free; … Moline Public Library, 2pm Wed Oct After-School Fun for Teens, enjoy a variety of video
4 thru Wed Oct 25 games, board games, and computer … Moline Public
Library, noon Wed Oct 11 thru Wed Oct 25
Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays; teens
play Magic or Pokemon trading-card games, chat Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks,
… Bettendorf Public Library, 2pm Wed Oct 4 thru and share your ideas on how to make the library
Wed Oct 25 more awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount
Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4:30pm
and gaming systems; we have PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox Tue Oct 17
360, Wii, and Wii U for you to try, along with space for
tabletop gaming; free; for information, call 563-326- Un-birthday Party, kids celebrate their not-birthdays
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, in this party event; free; for information, call 563-
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Oct 326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main
4 thru Wed Oct 25 Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm
Tue Oct 17
Mini Makers, for ages 10 months to 3 years; sensory
play encourages … LeClaire Community Library, Mad Mixture with the Grout Museum, release
10:30am Thu Oct 5 your inner mad scientist and watch a presenter from …
LeClaire Community Library, 6pm Thu Oct 19
Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G), meet with peers and
Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Grace Kelly @ The Redstone Room - September 17 make decisions for the Young Adult … Moline Public Spotlight on: Trending Fun, grades 1-6 gets hands-
Library, 3:30pm Thu Oct 5 on experience with a popular trend; free; … Moline
Public Library, 6:30pm Thu Oct 19
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Oct 3 Construction (Play) Zone: A Hug-A-Book Event, Tinker Lab: Green Screen, ages 10+ learn how
thru Tue Oct 31 event on learning through play for families with ages to make jaw-dropping videos using a … LeClaire Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.), help plan cool events,
5 &under; build, construct, design, and learn as you Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Oct 5 request new library materials, eat snacks, … LeClaire
Minecraft Tuesdays, on Tuesdays; connect with other and your child move around our construction zones Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Oct 19
kids as we play Minecraft in creative mode every week; in this collaboration between the Rock Island Public Ocean Science, on Thursdays; school-aged children
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Library, the AOK network, Child Abuse Council, and will learn about the ocean, its ecology, and the Pumpkin Palooza, come to the library to enjoy
Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Rock Island County Office of Education; each child creatures that live in it through hands-on activities and storytime immediately followed by … LeClaire
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Tue Oct 3 receives a free book courtesy of Hug-A-Book funding demonstrations; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Community Library, 10:30am Sat Oct 21
thru Tue Oct 31 from the Rock Island Public Library Foundation; free; Davenport Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Haunted House Spooktacular, with 3-5pm children’s
Young Adult Tabletop Role-Playing, on Tuesday Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, Thu Oct 5 thru Thu Oct 26 activities featuring a ghost walk and other … East Moline
and Thursday; for teens interested in Dungeons and RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Wed Oct 4 Public Library, 2pm Sun Oct 22
… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Tue Oct 3 thru Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
Tue Oct 31 Lego Club, ages 7+ find out what building challenge sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free; Teen Advisory Board: Soldier Care Packages,
is awaiting them, … LeClaire Community Library, 3pm for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public make a package full of necessities and goodies for a …
Wed Oct 4 Silvis Public Library, 6pm Tue Oct 24

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LIBRARY EVENTS / 21st West Liberty Children’s Festival and Puppet Acting for Ages 7-9, Mondays thru Nov. 13; this
Mini Fest, featuring Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre imaginative, high energy environment provides …
October and guests from Wisconsin, Arkansas, Colorado, … Davenport Junior Theatre, 4:30pm Mon Sep 11
Downtown West Liberty, 10am Tue Sep 19
Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3-4, Mondays thru
Anime Night, teens watch anime, enjoy Japanese Alice in Wonderland, student performed version of Nov. 13; students explore creative role-play, mime,
snacks, and learn to write Japanese hiragana characters; the Lewis Carroll classic adapted by … Davenport Junior imaginary … Davenport Junior Theatre, 5:15pm
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Theatre, Sat Oct 14 thru Sun Oct 22 Mon Sep 11
Public Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Oct 26 Elf: The Musical, musical-comedy adaptation of the Intermediate Acting for Ages 7-9, Mondays thru
Will Ferrell holiday comedy; Fri., Sat., … Circa ‘21 Dinner Nov. 13; physicality, characterization, and vocalization
Lego Club, grades 3-5 create and share a themed Elton John @ iWireless Center - November 10 Playhouse, Wed Nov 8 thru Wed Nov 22 skills are … Davenport Junior Theatre, 5:45pm
masterpiece that will … Silvis Public Library, 3:30pm Mon Sep 11
Thu Oct 26 Miracle on 34th Street, Valentine Davies’ stage
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount adaptation of the Oscar-winning holiday movie, directed Magic Workshop for Ages 10+, Mondays thru Oct.
Lego Club, we’ll supply the Legos, you supply the Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport IA, by Aaron Lord; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $13; for 16; led by David Casas; students will … Davenport Junior
imagination; free; for … East Moline Public Library, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Mon Nov 6 thru tickets and information, call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters Theatre, 6:30pm Mon Sep 11
3:30pm Fri Oct 27 Mon Nov 20 Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave, Moline IL, Playcrafters.com,
Fri Nov 10 thru Sun Nov 19 Acting for Ages 10-12, Tuesdays thru Nov. 14; this
Teen Reading Challenge Party, teens who complete Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; imaginative, high energy environment provides …
the QC Libraries’ 2017 Teen Reading Challenge are sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free; Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, children’s-book Davenport Junior Theatre, 4:15pm Tue Sep 12
invited to an after-hours party with snacks, gaming for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public stage adaptation by Two Beans Productions; $4-15; for
and lots of prizes; free; for information, call 563-326- Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island IL, information … University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, Acting for Ages 5-6, Tuesdays thru Nov. 14; this
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Nov 7 2pm Sun Nov 12 imaginative, high energy environment provides …
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Fri Oct 27 Davenport Junior Theatre, 5:45pm Tue Sep 12
Library Playgroup, on Tuesdays; open play and
Fall Fun Day, after the parade, stop by for games, socialization for children 0-5 and their caregivers.; Classes & Auditions Acting for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays thru Nov. 14; this
crafts, and more; free; for information, call 563-326- free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport imaginative, high energy environment provides …
7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Acting for Ages 10-12, Saturdays thru Nov. 18; this Davenport Junior Theatre, 5pm Tue Sep 12
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1:30pm Sat Oct 28 Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Nov 7 imaginative, high energy environment provides …
thru Tue Nov 21 Davenport Junior Theatre, 11:15am Sat Sep 9 Broadway Babies for Ages 3-4, Tuesdays thru Nov.
Davenport Junior Theatre Annual Halloween 14; explore storytelling through song and dance; …
Bash, family-friendly Halloween-Carnival style event Minecraft Tuesdays, on Tuesdays; connect with other Acting for Ages 5-6, Saturdays thru Nov. 18; this Davenport Junior Theatre, 4pm Tue Sep 12
with games, prizes, and a costume … Davenport Junior kids as we play Minecraft in creative mode every week; imaginative, high energy environment provides …
Theatre, 5:30pm Sun Oct 29 free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Davenport Junior Theatre, 10am Sat Sep 9 Broadway for Ages 5-6, Tuesdays thru Nov. 14; class
Public Library – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, develops storytelling and communication skills …
Trunk or Treat, businesses and organizations in and Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Tue Nov 7 Acting for Ages 7-9, Saturdays thru Nov. 18; this Davenport Junior Theatre, 4:30pm Tue Sep 12
surrounding the Silvis area will … Silvis Public Library, thru Tue Nov 21 imaginative, high energy environment provides …
4pm Sun Oct 29 Davenport Junior Theatre, 11:30am Sat Sep 9 Broadway for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays thru Nov. 14; class
Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; develops storytelling and communication skills …
Exploratorium Jr., evening version of our popular sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free; for Advanced Acting for Ages 10+, Saturdays thru Nov. Davenport Junior Theatre, 6:30pm Tue Sep 12
drop-in series, featuring hands-on projects … Moline information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library 18; class deepens the imagination and technique …
Public Library, 6pm Mon Oct 30 – Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd, Rock Island IL, Davenport Junior Theatre, 10:30am Sat Sep 9 Teen Acting, Tuesdays thru Nov. 14; this imaginative,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Nov 8 high energy environment provides … Davenport Junior
Zombie Night, enjoy snacks and a zombie movie, Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3-4, Saturdays thru Theatre, 6:15pm Tue Sep 12
just in time for Halloween; learn the basics of applying STEAM-azing: Rube Goldberg Machine Building, Nov. 18; students explore creative role-play, mime,
zombie makeup, and (if you come in costume) consume science, technology, engineering, art, and math projects imaginary … Davenport Junior Theatre, 9am Sat Sep 9 Acting for Ages 7-9, Wednesdays thru Nov. 15; this
some free candy; free; for information, call 309-732- for kids and families; free; for information, call 309-732- imaginative, high energy environment provides …
7323, Rock Island Public Library – Downtown Library, 7323, Rock Island Public Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 Mainstage Studio for Ages 11+, Saturdays thru Nov. Davenport Junior Theatre, Wed Sep 13
401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm 30th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:30pm 18; students will study through scene work … Davenport
Mon Oct 30 Wed Nov 8 Junior Theatre, 8:45am Sat Sep 9 Broadway Babies for Ages 3-4, Wednesdays thru
Nov. 15; explore storytelling through song and dance; …
Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; Theatrical Design for Ages 11+, Saturdays thru Nov. Davenport Junior Theatre, 5:30pm Wed Sep 13
November – LIBRARY EVENTS sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free; 18; learn to program lights, design sound, … Davenport
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Junior Theatre, 9:30am Sat Sep 9 Improv for Ages 10-12, Wednesdays thru Nov. 15;
After-School Fun for Teens, enjoy a variety of video Library – Downtown Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, through games and exercises, students develop …
games, board games, and computer … Moline Public RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Nov 10 Acting for Ages 10-12, Mondays thru Nov. 13; this Davenport Junior Theatre, 7:15pm Wed Sep 13
Library, noon Wed Nov 1 thru Wed Nov 15 imaginative, high energy environment provides …
Mmmug Meals, ages 8+ learn to make a delicious Davenport Junior Theatre, 7pm Mon Sep 11 Improv for Ages 5-6, Wednesdays thru Nov. 15;
Exploratorium, a new S.T.E.A.M. topic each week for meal using just … LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm through games and exercises, students develop …
grades K-5; free; … Moline Public Library, 2pm Wed Nov Mon Nov 13 Acting for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru Nov. 13; this Davenport Junior Theatre, 4:30pm Wed Sep 13
1 thru Wed Nov 22 imaginative, high energy environment provides …
Anime Club for Teens, watch, read, discuss, and Davenport Junior Theatre, 4pm Mon Sep 11 Improv for Ages 7-9, Wednesdays thru Nov. 15;
Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays; teens hang out with fellow otaku; for … Moline Public Library, through games and exercises, students develop …
play Magic or Pokemon trading-card games, chat 3:30pm Tue Nov 14 Davenport Junior Theatre, 5:45pm Wed Sep 13
… Bettendorf Public Library, 2pm Wed Nov 1 thru
Wed Nov 22 Spotlight on: Trending Fun, grades 1-6 gets hands-
on experience with a popular trend; free; … Moline
Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games Public Library, 6:30pm Thu Nov 16
and gaming systems; we have PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox
360, Wii, and Wii U for you to try, along with space for Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.), help plan cool events,
tabletop gaming; free; for information, call 563-326- request new library materials, eat snacks, … LeClaire
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Nov 16
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Nov
1 thru Wed Nov 22 Teen Advisory Board, teens share ideas about would
make the library a better … Silvis Public Library, 6pm
Cookie Monster’s Birthday Party, celebrate the Tue Nov 21
“Sesame Street” character’s special day with crafts and
snacks; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks,
Island Public Library – 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock and share your ideas on how to make the library
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Nov 2 more awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount
Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G), meet with peers and St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4:30pm
make decisions for the Young Adult … Moline Public Tue Nov 21
Library, 3:30pm Thu Nov 2

THEATRE
Tinker Lab: Sphero, for ages 10+; Sphero is a small,
round robot that … LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm
Thu Nov 2
Performances
Young Adult Tabletop Role-Playing, on Tuesday
and Thursday; for teens interested in Dungeons and Charlotte’s Web, Young Footliters Youth Theatre’s
… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Thu Nov 2 thru presentation of Joseph Robinette’s E.B. White …
Tue Nov 21 Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, Fri Sep 8 thru
Sun Sep 10
Minecraft Mondays, on Mondays; connect with other
kids as we play Minecraft in creative mode every week; Legendary Shack Shakers @ RIBCO - September 22
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Puppetry for Ages 8-11, Wednesdays thru Nov. 15; skills are … Davenport Junior Theatre, 6:30pm 617 17th St., Rock Island IL, BalletQuadCities.com thru
students explore the creative, and fun, … Davenport Thu Sep 14 Wed Nov 22
Junior Theatre, 6pm Wed Sep 13
Intermediate Acting for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru Advanced Ballet/Pointe, Saturdays thru Dec. 9;
Acting for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru Nov. 16; this Nov. 16; physicality, characterization, and vocalization students work to master the ballet … Davenport Junior
imaginative, high energy environment provides … skills are … Davenport Junior Theatre, 5:15pm Theatre, 9am Sat Sep 9
Davenport Junior Theatre, 4pm Thu Sep 14 Thu Sep 14
Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Saturdays thru Dec.
Acting for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru Nov. 16; this Annie: Children’s Auditions, auditions for the 9; class provides proper training in ballet … Davenport
imaginative, high energy environment provides … Tony-winning Broadway musical based on the classic Junior Theatre, 11:35am Sat Sep 9
Davenport Junior Theatre, 6pm Thu Sep 14 comic-strip character running November 29 – December
3, directed by Tom Morrow; prepare 16 bars of a song Beginning Tumble for Ages 5-7, Saturdays thru Dec.
Broadway for Ages 10-12, Thursdays thru Nov. 16; WWE Live Randy Orton v Jinder Mahal @ that showcases your talents, and bring sheet music, 9; floor gymnastics for the beginning to … Davenport
class develops storytelling and communication skills … iWireless Center - September 2 as an accompanist will be provided; no pre-recorded Junior Theatre, 10:10am Sat Sep 9
Davenport Junior Theatre, 7:15pm Thu Sep 14 music allowed; be prepared to read from the script
and perform some simple dance steps; September 17 Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Saturdays thru
Broadway for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru Nov. 16; provides … Davenport Junior Theatre, 1:30pm callbacks as needed; for information, call (309)762-6610, Dec. 9; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals …
class develops storytelling and communication skills … Thu Sep 14 Quad City Music Guild – Prospect Park Auditorium, Davenport Junior Theatre, 10:40am Sat Sep 9
Davenport Junior Theatre, 5:45pm Thu Sep 14 1584 34th Ave, Moline IL, QCMusicGuild.com, 6:30pm
Homeschool Acting for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru Fri Sep 15 Ballet I for Ages 7+, Mondays thru Dec. 4; class
Broadway for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru Nov. 16; class Nov. 16; this imaginative, high energy environment provides proper training in ballet … Davenport Junior
develops storytelling and communication skills … provides … Davenport Junior Theatre, 10:40am Theatre, 6pm Mon Sep 11

DANCE
Davenport Junior Theatre, 4:30pm Thu Sep 14 Thu Sep 14
Ballet II for Ages 9+, Mondays thru Dec. 4; class
Homeschool Acting for Ages 10-12, Thursdays thru Homeschool Acting for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru provides proper training in ballet … Davenport Junior
Nov. 16; this imaginative, high energy environment Nov. 16; this imaginative, high energy environment Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes, Theatre, 4:10pm Mon Sep 11
provides … Davenport Junior Theatre, 12:20pm provides … Davenport Junior Theatre, 9:30am offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap,
Thu Sep 14 Thu Sep 14 Conditioning, Creative Movement, and Adult Ballet, Ballet III for Ages 10+, Mondays thru Dec. 4; class
for ages 3 to adult; all classes taught by the company’s provides proper training in ballet … Davenport Junior
Homeschool Acting for Ages 13+, Thursdays thru Intermediate Acting for Ages 10-13, Thursdays thru professional dancers; for information and to register, Theatre, 5:15pm Mon Sep 11
Nov. 16; this imaginative, high energy environment Nov. 16; physicality, characterization, and vocalization call 309-786-2677, Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance,

NOVA SINGERS
Laura L. Lane, Founder and Music Director

TODAY
I WILL _____________
Saturday 7:30pm, October 14, 2017 Sunday 4:00pm, October 15, 2017
Kresge Recital Hall, Knox College, Galesburg St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport

Friday 7:30pm, December 15, 2017 Saturday 7:30pm, December 16, 2017
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport First Lutheran Church, Galesburg

MUSIC
OF THE DEEP NORTH II
Saturday 7:30pm, February 17, 2018 Sunday 4:00pm, February 18, 2018
First Lutheran Church, Galesburg St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport

EARTH
OUR EARTH, OUR HOME
Saturday 7:30pm, April 14, 2018 Sunday 4:00pm, April 15, 2018
Kresge Recital Hall, Knox College, Galesburg St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport

For more information on any of our performances, contact
Nova Singers at 309.341.7038 or email us at nova@knox.edu.
Visit us on Facebook or at www.novasingers.com.
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CONTINUED
DANCE

Ballet IV for Ages 10+, Mondays thru Dec. 4; class
provides proper training in ballet … Davenport Junior
Theatre, 6:45pm Mon Sep 11

Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru Dec. 4;
class provides proper training in ballet … Davenport
Junior Theatre, 5pm Mon Sep 11

Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Mondays thru
Dec. 4; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals …
Davenport Junior Theatre, 4pm Mon Sep 11

Advanced Tumble for Ages 8+, Tuesdays thru Dec. 5;
floor gymnastics for the beginning to … Davenport
Junior Theatre, 7:15pm Tue Sep 12

Beginning Tumble for Ages 8+, Tuesdays thru Dec. 5;
floor gymnastics for the beginning to … Davenport
Junior Theatre, 4:55pm Tue Sep 12

Hip Hop I for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays thru Dec. 5; this
course uses high energy, contemporary … Davenport
Junior Theatre, 5pm Tue Sep 12 Kiss the Sky @ Circa ’21 - October 5
Hip Hop II for Ages 10+, Tuesdays thru Dec. 5; this
course uses high energy, contemporary … Davenport Homeschool Ballet IV for Ages 10+, Thursdays
Junior Theatre, 6pm Tue Sep 12 thru Dec. 7; class provides proper training in ballet …
Davenport Junior Theatre, 9am Thu Sep 14
Hip Hop III for Ages 13+, Tuesdays thru Dec. 5; this
course uses high energy, contemporary … Davenport Homeschool Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6,
Junior Theatre, 7:10pm Tue Sep 12 Thursdays thru Dec. 7; class provides proper training in
ballet … Davenport Junior Theatre, noon Thu Sep 14
Intermediate Tumble for Ages 8+, Tuesdays
thru Dec. 5; floor gymnastics for the beginning to … Homeschool Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 5:55pm Tue Sep 12 Thursdays thru Dec. 7; our tiniest dancers learn ballet
fundamentals … Davenport Junior Theatre, 11pm
Li’l Hip Hop for Ages 5-6, Tuesdays thru Dec. 5; this Thu Sep 14
course uses high energy, contemporary … Davenport
Junior Theatre, 4:10pm Tue Sep 12 Lyrical I for Ages 10+, Thursdays thru Dec. 7; a
combination of ballet, jazz, and … Davenport Junior
Tumble Tots for Ages 3-4, Tuesdays thru Dec. 5; our Theatre, 6:15pm Thu Sep 14
littlest tumblers begin learning basic … Davenport
Junior Theatre, 4pm Tue Sep 12 Poms I for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru Dec. 7; focused on
areas of dance, cheer, … Davenport Junior Theatre, 4pm
Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Wednesdays thru Thu Sep 14
Dec. 6; class provides proper training in ballet …
Davenport Junior Theatre, 4:10pm Wed Sep 13 Poms II for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru Dec. 7; focused on
areas of dance, cheer, … Davenport Junior Theatre, 5pm
Beginning Tap for Ages 5-6, Wednesdays thru Thu Sep 14
Dec. 6; tap uses special tap shoes to … Davenport Junior
Theatre, 4pm Wed Sep 13 Poms III for Ages 10+, Thursdays thru Dec. 7; focused
on areas of dance, cheer, … Davenport Junior Theatre,
Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Wednesdays thru 7:25pm Thu Sep 14
Dec. 6; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals …
Davenport Junior Theatre, 5pm Wed Sep 13 Dance Me A Story: Halloween, join dancers from
Ballet Quad Cities for an hour of movement and
Jazz I for Ages 7+, Wednesdays thru Dec. 6; jazz utilizes music as we bring Halloween stories to life; free; for
techniques and movements from … Davenport Junior information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
Theatre, 4:50pm Wed Sep 13 – Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Oct 14
Tap I for Ages 7+, Wednesdays thru Dec. 6; tap uses
special tap shoes to … Davenport Junior Theatre,

MUSEUMS
5:40pm Wed Sep 13

Tap/Jazz II for Ages 9+, Wednesdays thru Dec. 6; tap
uses special tap shoes to … Davenport Junior Theatre, Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!,
5:50pm Wed Sep 13 exhibit based on the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series;
through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific
Tap/Jazz III for Ages 9+, Wednesdays thru Dec. 6; tap tools and thinking to learn about simple machines,
uses special tap shoes to … Davenport Junior Theatre, the laws of motion, magnetism, air power, and the five
7:05pm Wed Sep 13 senses; Mon.-Thu. 9am-8pm, Fri. & Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun.
noon-5pm; free with $4-8 admission; for information, call
Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru Dec. 7; 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus
class provides proper training in ballet … Davenport Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, Fri Sep 1 thru
Junior Theatre, 5:10pm Thu Sep 14 Sun Sep 3

Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Thursdays thru Over the Ledge: Gregory, the Terrible Eater, find
Dec. 7; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals … out what goes over the ledge as we read this reversal of
Davenport Junior Theatre, 4:10pm Thu Sep 14 good eating habits; included with $4-8 admission; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Homeschool Ballet I for Ages 7+, Thursdays thru Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
Dec. 7; class provides proper training in ballet … 10:30am Sat Sep 9
Davenport Junior Theatre, 12:25pm Thu Sep 14
Worldwide Day of Play: Racecars and Roller
Homeschool Ballet II for Ages 9+, Thursdays Coasters, celebrate the power of play as we build
thru Dec. 7; class provides proper training in ballet … racetracks and marble roller coasters; included with $4-8
Davenport Junior Theatre, 11:15am Thu Sep 14 admission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
Homeschool Ballet III for Ages 10+, Thursdays FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Sep 23
thru Dec. 7; class provides proper training in ballet …
Davenport Junior Theatre, 10:10am Thu Sep 14
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Special Needs Night, the Family Museum will open
its doors after hours for an exclusive event for families MOVIES WORDS FROM THE EDITOR Continued From Page 6 By Todd McGreevy
with children who have special needs; free tickets will be

A Key to the Quad Cities’ Culture
limited to the first 100 participants; for information, call Movie Matinee: Descendants 2, pop and water will
563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus be served; free; for information, call 309-755-9614 … East
Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 5:30pm Fri Oct 6 Moline Public Library, 2pm Sat Sep 2

Caine’s Cardboard Challenge, invent, design, and Teen Marvel Movie Night, hang out, eat snacks
construct all using cardboard in our annual challenge; and watch your favorite Marvel Universe movies envisioning two sub-categories for each it makes the most sense. For instance, in
included with $4-8 admission; for information, call 563- with your friends; free; for information, call 563-326-
344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount
theme: imaging and design. this Fall Guide, the full event descrip-
Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Oct 7 St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Great design can drive great experi- tions are printed for all the venues that
Thu Sep 14 ences. But even the hippest-looking new have advertised in these pages since
Over the Ledge: Skeleton Hiccups, laugh until
your ribs ache as Skeleton and his friend, Ghost, try one Kids’ Vote Movie, the Children’s Department will show dining spot will wither without good 2016. We’ll always remain agnostic and
thing after another; included with $4-8 admission; for the movie with the most … East Moline Public Library, service and great food. inclusive for event calendar information.
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 2pm Fri Sep 22
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, For readers who had a frustrating Publishing hyper-local, accurate, and
10:30am Sat Oct 14 Movie Matinee: A Monster Calls, pop and water will experience at our Web site prior to 2017, continuously updated data is one way
be served; free; for information, call 309-755-9614 … East
St. Ambrose Chemistry Department Science Moline Public Library, 2pm Sat Sep 23 please give RCReader.com another the Reader can do what big social media
Show, see some cool and colorful chemistry shot. We’ve worked hard to migrate our can’t.
experiments presented by the St. Ambrose Chemistry Princess Bride Interactive Movie, enjoy an
department; included with $4-8 admission; for interactive screening of the movie, respond to characters
35,000+ original articles, and nearly as Our readership’s continued support
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 and action on screen, use props and witty retorts, enjoy many news releases, to a new content- for our advertisers is greatly appreciated.
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, snacks and trivia; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, management platform that loads very They continue to invest in reaching you
10:30am Sat Oct 21 Rock Island Public Library – Downtown Library, 401
19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm fast and easy, on all devices. And we con- with their message because you respond.
Scarecrow Shenanigans, come in costume and Mon Sep 25 tinue to enhance the Web site’s function- Please continue to let the advertisers you
celebrate the season; there will be lots of fun activities
for kids (some scary and some not-so- scary) including a Movie Matinee: Captain Underpants, the First ality with a more valuable membership see here know how much you appreci-
performance from the Family Museum Dance Company, Epic Movie, pop and water will be served; free; for experience in mind. ate their support for our Quad Cities’
seasonal crafts, games, and decorated galleries; included information, call 309-755-9614 … East Moline Public
with $4-8 admission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Library, 2pm Sat Sep 30
culture. A little bit goes a long way.
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf Just as we value a direct transactional
IA, FamilyMuseum.org, noon Sun Oct 22 Showtime at Silvis, a screening of either “Captain
Underpants: The First Epic Movie”: … Silvis Public Library,
Second to None relationship with you, so do our advertis-
The Great Pumpkin Drop, bring your jack-o-lanterns 1pm Sat Sep 30 The Reader Calendar is second to none ers. Thanking the advertisers you see in
and we’ll drop them over the ledge; included with $4-8 in this region, and is testimony to our these pages is more meaningful than any
admission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Teen Marvel Movie Night, hang out, eat snacks
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, and watch your favorite Marvel Universe movies Arts Editor Mike Schulz’s 22 years of ser- number of “likes” on social media.
FamilyMuseum.org, 9am Sat Nov 4 with your friends; free; for information, call 563-326- vice and dedication that helped establish
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount
Neighborhood Toy Store Day, join us at the Corner
this publication as such a key to the Quad
Is This What a Free Press
St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm
Store as we celebrate community, children, and play; all Thu Oct 12 Cities’ culture.
shoppers will receive 15% off their entire purchase, and
Family Museum members will receive 25% off; some YA Movie Matinee, pop and water will be served; free;
If you have not visited RCReader.com/ Looks Like?
exclusions apply; for information, call 563-344-4106, for information, call 309-755-9614 … East Moline Public calendar, please do so today. Many have “What about our commitment to
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf Library, 2pm Sat Oct 28 tried to duplicate. All have failed. independent journalism?” some may
IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 9am Sat Nov 11
Marvel Movie Night, vote on which Marvel movie Beyond its exhaustive thorough- ask. We’ve published hundreds upon
Veteran’s Day Project, support those who serve and we watch, enjoy free snacks and Marvel crafts, and play ness, our event calendar also has tools hundreds of in-depth stories and inves-
protect by helping put together care packages for our trivia for a chance to win prizes; free; for information,
Armed Forces; make a card to express your appreciation; call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library – that allow you to create your own saved tigations. We’ve covered more third-rail
included with $4-8 admission; for information, call 563- Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd, Rock Island IL, calendar of flagged events. After search- topics in 24 years than two daily papers
344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Thu Nov 2
Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Nov 11
ing over 1,300 events or sorting from combined in twice that time. And we can
Teen Marvel Movie Night, hang out, eat snacks 18 categories, you can request e-mail or count on one hand the number of correc-
and watch your favorite Marvel Universe movies text notifications and share with friends. tions we’ve had to print along the way.
with your friends; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N Fairmount St, Mapping for each event’s venue will be The departure of our managing editor
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Thu Nov 9 implemented in September, along with Jeff Ignatius, after 17 years, is a tough
search-by-location, too. one. Very few can condense complex
The Reader’s commitment to area the- issues and data into understandable
atre and movies is also second to none. insights like Jeff Ignatius, and he will be
Our Web site’s theatre-review index sorely missed. But he left us with audio
includes coverage of (at present) 882 local archives of over 500 artist and news-
stage productions. Schulz’s movie-review source interviews we intend to mine, and
index (currently) boasts 2,683 titles since good ideas for new future content we
2000 – and for you Oscar buffs, his award think members will value.
coverage and “best of the year” picks go In the meantime, we are struck by
back 17 years. the words of Noam Chomsky, included
below. Please heed them when and wher-
Print Is Not Dead? ever you consider meaningful debate to
People still really appreciate a printed be occurring.
piece of information, and so do we. All “The smart way to keep people passive
the events and programming that you and obedient is to strictly limit the spec-
can search, save, and share at our Web trum of acceptable opinion, but allow
site are also re-printed in the pages of very lively debate within that spectrum –
this edition. To continue providing a even encourage the more critical and dis-
printed edition of this calendar and sident views. That gives people the sense
more, we will continue to provide paid that there’s free thinking going on, while
advertising space in the monthly print all the time the presuppositions of the
edition. system are being reinforced by the limits
We will be partnering with our adver- put on the range of the debate.”
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HEADLINER · August 31, 2017
Crossword August 3 Answers: Page 46

ACROSS 94. Drop a spoken sound 37. Surgical instrument
1. Trojan War hero 96. _ and bounds 39. Hidden place
5. Pinpoint 98. Morrow or Tayback 40. Jumper
10. Mil. rank 99. Brown ermine 42. Disparaging
14. Jewish month 102. Early computer name 43. Villainous look
18. Part of NB 104. Anonymous 46. Hot
19. Group of personnel 106. Pindarics 48. Made a promise
20. Jai _ 108. Ancient portico 50. Word with Major or Minor
21. Galvanic cell part 110. New-stock acronym 52. Squall
22. A gas 111. End of the quip: 5 wds. 54. Sierra _
23. Fire 120. Andrews or Christie 56. Indian title of respect
24. “_ of Eden” 121. Nautical term 57. Old court dance
25. Put a value on 122. _ da braccio 59. Terrarium creatures
26. Start of a quip by anonymous: 6 123. A pronoun 65. The Rockies: Abbr.
wds. 124. Arkin and Alda 66. Whispered remark
30. Party fare 125. Average 67. Flow
31. Religious group 126. Protective material 69. Girder: Hyph.
32. OT book 127. TV nanny 71. A tea
33. Best-protected 128. Imperial dynasty of China 72. “_ Can Wait”
38. House of _ 129. Quadrangle 74. Spiked club
41. Requisites 130. Untrusting 75. Tapestry
44. _ -Magnon 131. Slice in golf 76. Hebrew letter
45. Emergency broadcast 79. North African capital city
47. Coward and namesakes DOWN 80. Details
49. Carte du jour 1. Girl in Savannah 83. _ Stanley Gardner
51. Obligation 2. Montana and Biden 85. Cheese variety
53. Seats 3. Corpuscle 88. Like a catnapper
55. Part 2 of quip 4. Idyllic place 89. Clangor
58. Colors 5. OR items 90. Moor
60. Measure of arable land 6. _ and parcel 91. School of a kind
61. Nick Jr. heroine 7. Taro root 95. Expand
62. _ judicata 8. Boasts 97. Calendar abbr.
63. Wyoming range 9. Innermost part 100. Cutting tools
64. Materials used in therapy 10. Skilled man at the podium 101. _ Aviv
68. Noted resort area 11. Raw salad 103. Of the same period
70. Epoch 12. Cut 105. Remove a particular way: 2 wds.
71. Part 3 of quip: 2 wds. 13. Solution’s concentration 107. Sordid
73. Start of a well-known series 14. Something detestable 109. Releasing smoke and flame
74. Ceramic pot 15. The two 111. Shaggy dog
77. Aspiration 16. _ fixe 112. _ Bator
78. _ -foot oil 17. Ocean’s bottom 113. Genus of olives
81. Canine cry 21. Rugged ridge 114. Proximate
82. Pool 27. Currency of Turkey 115. Variety of apple
84. Word with stone or tone 28. Pictures 116. Genus of swans
86. Take eagerly: 2 wds. 29. Operate 117. Atmosphere
87. Part 4 of quip 33. Joplin or Bakula 118. Onetime senior
90. Chucks 34. “Sesame Street” star 119. Serf
92. Colliery 35. Buttress 120. Cram
93. Bring in 36. Stiff hair
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PHOTOGRAPY

Featured Image from the Quad Cities Photography Club
(The River Cities’ Reader regularly features an image or images
from the Quad Cities Photography Club.)

T
he Quad Cities Photography Club holds regular competi-
tions in several categories, and often has a special cat-
egory. One month the category was “Black and White.”
Club member Dave Lohrman entered an image that he
had taken previously, and converted it to black and white. His
image of this impressive riverboat on the Mississippi River,
taken from the Bettendorf Dock, earned him one of the high
scores for that month.
For his image, he used a Nikon D90 with an 18-70mm lens
set at 45mm. It was shot at f/11, at 1/180, with ISO200. Dave
modified the image before submitting it using Silver Efex Pro
and dodged the edges.

The Quad Cities Photography Club welcomes visitors and new
members. The club sponsors numerous activities encompass-
ing many types and aspects of photography. It holds digital and
print competitions most months. At its meetings, members dis-
cuss the images, help each other to improve, and socialize. The
club also holds special learning workshops and small groups
that meet on specific photography topics, and occasionally offers
interesting shooting opportunities. The club meets at 6:30 p.m.
the first Thursday of the month, September through June, at the
Butterworth Center (1105 Eighth Street in Moline). Photo by Dave Lohrman

For more information on the club, visit QCPhotoClub.com.

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Yawn Juan row while sitting in your car with binoculars
trained on his house, figure out proactive ways
My friend and I are debating why it is that
to avoid that and other crazy-pants stuff you
men don’t want you when you want them yet
do. (Perhaps, for example, give your next-door
they’re all gung-ho when you aren’t interested.
neighbor custody of your phone and car keys
She believes that we just want what we can’t
upon coming home.) Sure, love is said to be “a And follow Mike on Twitter at
have. Could it be that simple?
– Pondering
journey,” but it shouldn’t be one that has some- Twitter.com/MikeSchulzNow
thing in common with being chased by feral
In looking for love, a number of people hogs down a lonely country road.
confuse “the chase” with something closer
to criminal stalking. In their defense, these
ideas don’t come out of nowhere. For example,
The Things We Do Fur Love
My sweet boyfriend always leaves his nose
consider how creepy the Cupid dude with the
hair and beard trimmings in the sink. He
little bow and arrow actually is. Basically, he’s
claims he forgets to wipe up afterward and
the chubby baby version of the maniac hunting
asks, “Is it that big of a deal?” Am I being petty,
people down with a crossbow.
or is this disrespectful when you share a space
The reality is that nobody pines for what’s
with somebody?
easy to get or, worse, what’s chasing madly after
– Annoyed
them. It’s about value. Being easy to get or seem-
ing desperate suggests one has what anthropolo- Surely, your boyfriend eventually notices
gists call “low mate value.” Social psychologist dropped bits of beard hair – about when the
Robert Cialdini explains this with “the scarcity sink starts panting and pawing in response to
principle,” which describes how the less available “Here, boy!”
something is the more valuable it seems and the However, chances are he’s leaving you a furry
more we want it. Being scarce doesn’t necessarily sink not out of disrespect but because he goes
equate to being more valuable; however, because into a behavioral coma. This comes out of how
of how psychologically painful we find regret our brain conserves energy by creating stored
– feeling that we screwed up and thus missed strings of behavior. The first time you ride a bike
out – scarcity kicks us into a motivational state, or eat with a spoon, you have to put conscious
making us all hot for whatever’s in short supply. thought into each step. But with time and
This is the sales principle behind those chichi practice, the sequence becomes automatic and
boutiques with just one item on a rack, as if they unconscious. Eventually, when you get a bowl
were a mini-museum of the little black dress. of oatmeal, you just eat; you don’t need to figure
There’s a good chance they have 20 more in the out how to load up the spoon and manage that
back. But putting out 20 sends a different mes- “Bzzzz, here comes Mr. Airplane … !” thing that
sage – like one of those shops with a big yellow transports the oatmeal to Mr. Tummy.
sign that reads, “Everything in the store, $15, Research on habit change by psychologist
including the dog.” Wendy Wood and her colleagues suggests that
Still, the scarcity principle sometimes gets “disrupting” the usual physical sequence of a
falsely accused of causing a burgeoning relation- stored behavior can jolt a person out of autopilot,
ship to tank when other factors are actually triggering the conscious mind to take over. You
to blame. Consider whether you’re choosing can disrupt your boyfriend’s beard-snipping
wisely – going for someone who’s ready to be in routine simply by changing where the scissors
a relationship. Some people who think they’re get stored. Maybe put them in a kitchen cabinet
ready may not be. (Time, along with wanting for a while – and of course, clue him in and
to know instead of just wanting to believe, will explain why.
tell.) Others will admit that they aren’t ready. Yes, this could actually work to get him to
Believe them – or at least tread cautiously – and remember your “Yoo-hoo – sinkie-poo!” How-
recognize the propensity many women have for ever, what ultimately matters is how you treat
Svengali-ette-alism: “I’ll be the one to change each other. If your sink continues to have a five
him!” (Kleenex has succeeded as a brand in no o’clock shadow, maybe decide to just laugh about
small part thanks to these women.) your sweet daydream-y slob instead of going all
With someone who is a real possibility, you’ll toxic-rage and “I’ll show him!” and throwing out
have your best shot by coming off appropriately the beard clippings yourself – by dragging the
interested instead of stalker-ish. If you tend sink to the curb.
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny
ARIES (March 21-April 19): “We are CANCER (June 21-July 22): Author motivating power. You could respond to it by (4) Use telepathy to contact Oscar Wilde in your
continually faced by great opportunities Roger von Oech tells us that creativity mobilizing changes that would dramatically dreams, and ask him to help you stir up some
brilliantly disguised as insoluble often involves “the ability to take diminish the sadness you feel in the coming years, benevolent mischief or compassionate trouble.
problems,” said businessman Lee Iacocca. You are something out of one context and put it into another and also make it less likely that sadness-provoking
currently wrestling with an example of this so that it takes on new meanings.” According to my events will come your way. So I invite you to express AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18):
phenomenon, Aries. The camouflage is well-ren- analysis of the astrological omens, this strategy gratitude for your current sadness. That’s the crucial A modern Israeli woman named
dered. To expose the opportunity hidden beneath could and should be your specialty in the coming first step if you want to harness it to work wonders. Shoshana Hadad got into trouble
the apparent dilemma, you may have to be more weeks. “The first person to look at an oyster and because of an event that occurred long before she
strategic and less straightforward than you usually think food had this ability,” says von Oech. “So did SCORPIO (October 23-November 21): was born. In 580 B.C., one of her male ancestors
are – cagier and not as blunt. Can you manage that? the first person to look at sheep intestines and think “Don’t hoot with the owls at night if you married a divorced woman, which at that time was
I think so. Once you crack the riddle, taking guitar strings. And so did the first person to look at a want to crow with the rooster in the regarded as a sin. Religious authorities decreed that
advantage of the opportunity should be interesting. perfume vaporizer and think gasoline carburetor.” morning,” advised Miss Georgia during the Miss as punishment, none of his descendants could ever
Be on the lookout, Cancerian, for inventive Teen USA Pageant. Although that’s usually good wed a member of the Cohen tribe. But Hadad did
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Close your substitutions and ingenious replacements. counsel, it may not apply to you in the coming just that, which prompted rabbis to declare her
eyes and imagine this: You and a beloved weeks. Why? Because your capacity for revelry will union with Masoud Cohen illegal. I bring this tale
ally get lost in an enchanted forest, LEO (July 23-August 22): When famous be at an all-time high, as will your ability to be to your attention as a way to illustrate the possibility
discover a mysterious treasure, and find your way socialite Nan Kempner was young, her energized rather than drained by your revelry. It that you, too, may soon have to deal with the
back to civilization just before dark. Now visualize mother took her shopping at Yves Saint seems you have a special temporary superpower consequences of past events. But now that I have
this: You give a dear companion a photo of your face Laurent’s salon. Nan got fixated on a certain white that enables you both to have maximum fun and get forewarned you, I expect you will act wisely, not
taken on every one of your birthdays, and the two of satin suit, but her mean old mother refused to buy it a lot of work done. rashly. You will pass a tricky test and resolve the old
you spend hours talking about your evolution. for her. “You’ve already spent too much of your matter for good.
Picture this: You and an exciting accomplice monthly allowance,” mom said. But the resourceful SAGITTARIUS (November 22-Decem-
luxuriate in a sun-lit sanctuary surrounded by girl came up with a successful gambit. She broke ber 21): During this phase of your PISCES (February 19-March 20): Want
gourmet snacks as you listen to ecstatic music and into sobs, and continued to cry nonstop until the astrological cycle, it makes sense to to live to be 100? Then be as boring as
bestow compliments on each other. These are store’s clerks lowered the price to an amount she express more leadership. If you’re already a pretty possible. That’s the conclusion of
examples of the kinds of experiments I invite you to could afford. You know me, Leo: I don’t usually good guide or role model, you will have the power to longevity researchers, as reported by the Weekly
try in the coming weeks. Dream up some more! recommend resorting to such extreme measures to boost your benevolent influence to an even higher World News. To ensure a maximum life span, you
Here’s a keynote to inspire you: sacred fun. get what you want. But now is one time when I am level. For inspiration, listen to educator Peter should do nothing that excites you. You should
giving you a go-ahead to do just that. Drucker: “Leadership is not magnetic personality. cultivate a neutral, blah personality, and never travel
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): On its That can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not far from home. Just kidding! The Weekly World
album Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty, Jefferson VIRGO (August 23-September 22): The ‘making friends and influencing people.’ That is News is in fact a famous purveyor of fake news. The
Starship plays a song I co-wrote, “In a computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to truth, according to my analysis of the astrological
Crisis.” On its album Deeper Space/Virgin Sky, the invented the miraculous communication higher sights, raising a person’s performance to a omens, is that you should be less boring in the next
band covers another tune I co-wrote, “Dark Ages.” system that we know as the World Wide Web. higher standard, building a personality beyond its seven weeks than you have ever been in your life. To
Have I received a share of the record sales? Not a When asked if he had any regrets about his normal limitations.” do so will be superb for your health, your wealth,
penny. Am I upset? Not at all. I’m glad the songs are pioneering work, he named just one: There was no and your future.
being heard and enjoyed. I’m gratified that a need for him to have inserted the double slash – “//” CAPRICORN (December 22-January
world-famous, multi-platinum-selling band chose – after the “http:” in Web addresses. He’s sorry that 19): “One should always be a little Homework: Send news of your favorite mystery – an
to record them. I’m pleased my musical creations Internet users have had to type those irrelevant improbable,” said Oscar Wilde. That’s enigma that is both maddening and delightful. Visit
are appreciated. Now here’s my question for you, extra characters so many billions of times. Let this advice I wouldn’t normally give a Capricorn. You FreeWillAstrology.com.
Gemini: Has some good thing of yours been serve as a teaching story for you, Virgo. As you thrive on being grounded and straightforward. But
“borrowed”? Have you wielded a benevolent create innovations in the coming weeks, be mindful I’m making an exception now. The astrological
influence that hasn’t been fully acknowledged? I of how you shape the basic features. The details you omens compel me. So what does it mean, exactly?
suggest you consider adopting an approach like include in the beginning may endure. How might you be “improbable”? Here are
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THURSDAY 31
Smooth Groove – Rhythm City – Greenmore (3pm) – Turas (5pm) Ton O Fun Band – Rhythm City
Casino Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 – Calan (7pm) – Centennial Park, Casino Resort Rhythm Room, 7077
Mark Hestness – The J Bar, 4215 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA 315 S. Marquette St., Davenport IA Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Taste of the Fiddler’s Picnic – Cubits – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Wild Oatz Band – Len Brown’s North
Rude Punch – Bass Street Landing Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Rock Island IL Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Dr., Moline
Plaza, , Moline IL Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Digital Circus 2K17 Freak Parade IL
Sarah Burgess – Uptown Bill’s Coffee Tatsuya Nakatani – Rozz-Tox, 2108 – RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., Rock
House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa
City IA
Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Today Is the Day – Tong Po –
Island IL
Friday Live @ Five: Avon Dale (5pm) SUNDAY 17
The Stone Flowers – Schwiebert National Hero – RIBCO, 1815 – RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., Buddy Olson (3pm) – Ducky’s
Riverfront Park, 17th St. & First Ave., Second Ave., Rock Island IL Davenport IA Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave W., Taylor
Rock Island IL Yesterday & Today: The Interactive Good Morning Midnight – The Ridge IL
Super King Reza – Handsome Ass Beatles Experience – Ohnward Port Authority – Wood Chickens Ed James (4pm) – Sergeant Major’s,
Dan – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., – Forever Nap – The Mill, 120 E. 213 6th Ave. W., Andalusia IL
St., Iowa City IA Maquoketa IA Burlington St., Iowa City IA Fall Belgian Fest: Happy Belgians
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (6pm) – – Gray Wolf Band (noon) –

FRIDAY 1 Kellie Pickler @ Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention
SUNDAY 10 Driftwood Pub, 1201 E. River Dr.,
Davenport IA
Stephens Park, 7th St. & 15th Ave.,
Moline IL
Bobby Ray Bunch – The Faithful Brett Netson – Clarke & the Henhouse Prowlers – The Redstone Nathan Carter – Chloe Agnew
Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, Center - September 22 Himselfs – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA (3pm) – Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third
LeClaire IA Ave., Rock Island IL The Stone Flowers – Bier Stube St., Davenport IA
Buddy Olson (3pm) – Ducky’s Moline, 415 15th St, Moline IL Rainer Maria – Olivia Neutron John
SUNDAY 3
Buddy Olson (5pm) – Missipi Twista – RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave.,
Brewing Company, 107 Iowa Ave., Rock Island IL Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave W., Taylor Ton O Fun Band – Rhythm City – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St.,
Muscatine IA Ridge IL Casino Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Iowa City IA
2017 QC Festival of Praise: Crowder
FRIDAY 8
Chris Vallillo – Greg Herriges – Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) – Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Reaches – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave.,
– JJ Weeks Band – LeClaire Park, Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 Under the Radio - 11th Street Rock Island IL
Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. 400 Beiderbecke Dr., Davenport IA
Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Auscultation – Terrae – Tippy - N. Shore Dr., Moline IL Precinc t, 1107 Mound St., The RiverCity 6 (noon) – St. Pius X
25th Annual Bowlful of Blues: Kickin Back (4pm) – Judy’s Barge Inn, Davenport IA Catholic Church, 2502 29th Ave.,
Class of ’82 – The Redstone Room, Juliana & a Soul Purpose (noon) – Memorywerks – Rozz-Tox, 2108
129 Main St, Davenport IA Third Ave., Rock Island IL 600 W. Front St., Buffalo IA Wild Oatz Band – Murphy’s Pub, 613 Rock Island IL
The Norman Jackson Band (2pm) Steve McFate (2pm) – Service 10th St., DeWitt IA Ron & Dave (2pm) – Dirty Water
Code 415 – Parkside Grill & Lounge, – Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco The Cadillac Three – First Avenue
2307 5th Ave, Moline IL Station Bar & Grill, 432 1st Ave. W., Boys (4–6pm) – Service Station

SATURDAY 16
Hellraisers (4pm) – Indigenous Club, 1550 First Ave, Iowa City IA
Friday Live @ Five: The Blackstones Catfish Keith – The Mill, 120 E. West Milan IL Bar & Grill, 432 1st Ave. W., West
(6pm) – Jane Lee Hooker (8pm) – Milan IL
(5pm) – RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd
MONDAY 11
Maytag Park, Newton IA Burlington St., Iowa City IA
St., Davenport IA Friday Live @ Five: The Maytags Blue Mississippi – Flatted Fifth Blues Steve Morris: Have Drums, Will
Buddy Olson (3pm) – Ducky’s & BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA Travel (11am) – Freight House
Good Company & Friends – RIBCO, Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave W., Taylor (5pm) – RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd
1815 Second Ave., Rock Island IL St., Davenport IA Moeller Nights: Amasa Hines Brew Ha Ha: Corporate Rock – The Farmers’ Market, 421 W River Dr,
Ridge IL – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Stone Flowers (1pm) – LeClaire Davenport IA
Moeller Nights: Christopher Gold Disco in the Distric t: The Funktastic Five - 11th Street Precinct,
– Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr., Third Sunday @ 3 Concert – St.
Shagadelics – Smooth Grooves Davenport IA Davenport IA John’s United Methodist Church,
Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., – RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., Rock Garp 2017 – Codfish Hollow Barn,
Davenport IA Celtic Festival & Highland Games: 109 E 14th St, Davenport IA

TUESDAY 12
Island IL 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa IA
Plastic Relations – The Gentle – Glass Femur – The Jumbies – The Patsy O’Brien & Dick Hensold Third Sunday Jazz: Grace Kelly –
Jim Ryan (2pm) – Len Brown’s North (9am) – Greenmore (11am) – The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Dr., Moline Voluptuals – Yetta – Iowa City
Iowa City IA Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City Aqueous – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington Wylde Nept (1pm) – Calan (3pm) Davenport IA
IL St., Iowa City IA – Exorna (5pm) – Drops of Green
Richie Lee – Rhythm City Casino
MONDAY 18
Kewanee Hog Days: The RiverCity IA
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Jordan Danielsen (6pm) – The Cactus Blossoms – Jack Klatt – (7pm) – Centennial Park, 315 S.
6 (3pm) – Downtown Kewanee IL The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa Marquette St., Davenport IA
Ave., Davenport IA Mr. Russia – Otros Outros – Remod Steventon’s, 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd,
Rob Dahms & Gary Pearson (6pm) – LeClaire IA City IA Digital Circus 2K17 Freak Parade The RiverCity 6 – Ben Butterworth
– Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Yes – Todd Rundgren – Carl – RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., Rock Memorial Parkway, 3000 River Dr.,
Steventon’s, 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd, Iowa City IA The Manny Lopez Big Band (6pm) –
LeClaire IA The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Palmer’s ELP Legacy – McGrath Island IL Moline IL
Shwervon! – Speaking of Secrets Amphitheatre, 475 1st St. SE, Cedar Haphazard – 11th Street Precinct,
Rude Punch - 11th Street Precinct,
TUESDAY 19
– Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Ave., Rock Island IL
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Nate D. (6pm) – Milltown Coffee, Rapids IA 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Island IL Johnson County Ukulele Social
Tall Tall Trees – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third
WEDNESDAY 13
The Stone Flowers – The Captain’s 3800 River Drive #2, Moline IL
Ave., Rock Island IL Past Curfew – Rhythm City Casino Club (4pm) – Alissa Hunnicutt Quad City Kix Band – RME
Table, 4801 River Dr., Moline IL (7pm) – Uptown Bill’s Coffee Community Stage, 129 N. Main St.,
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
SATURDAY 2
3 Men & a Molly – McClellan House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa Davenport IA
MONDAY 4
Ave., Davenport IA
Samantha Fish – The Redstone Stockade, 2124 E. 11th St., City IA ZZ Top – Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third
Blues Rock It – Cabana’s Bar & Grille, Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA Davenport IA Northern Parallels 10: Adam Smith St., Davenport IA
Jesus Don’t Like Killing (3pm) – Burlington Street Bluegrass Band – – Donnie Bobb – Deke – Just Let
2120 4th Ave., Rock Island IL
WEDNESDAY 20
Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S.
SATURDAY 9
Electric Shock – Bad Hair – RIBCO, The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa Go – Benjamin Fawks – J Rose –
Dubuque St., Iowa City IA City IA Liv Carrow – Mike Derer – Higgy –
1815 Second Ave., Rock Island IL
Jordan Danielsen (6:30pm) – The Matt Rissi (2pm) – Rozz-Tox, 2108 3 Men & a Molly (6pm) – Thirsty’s on
TUESDAY 5
Flash in a Pan – Goosetown – Iowa Alex & the XO’s (2pm) – Creekside
City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Third Ave., Rock Island IL Third, 2202 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA
City IA Ave., Coal Valley IL Cody Rd, LeClaire IA The Official Blues Brothers Revue – Davina & the Vagabonds – The
Blues Café (6:30pm) – RME The Mountain Goats – Samantha University of Dubuque’s Heritage Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Frankie Fontaine - 11th Street Community Stage, 129 N. Main St., Brucemorchestra X – Brucemore,
Precinc t, 1107 Mound St., 2160 Linden Dr SE, Cedar Rapids IA Crain – Englert Theatre, 221 East Center, 2255 Bennett St., Dubuque IA Davenport IA
Davenport IA Washington St., Iowa City IA The Old 57’s – Fargo Lounge, 4204 Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show
Davenport IA EyeHateGod – Cro-Mags – RIBCO, Chamber Music Quad Cities:
Jordan Danielsen (2pm) – Creekside Departure & Return – Great Hall Time – Nonnie Parry – Rozz-Tox, Avenue of the Cities, Moline IL (6:30pm) – The Faithful Pilot Cafe
1815 Second Ave., Rock Island IL 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL Remedy – K & T’s Bike Rack Sports Bar & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, LeClaire IA
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th at Trinity Cathedral, 121 West 12th
& Grill, 3303 Brady St., Davenport IA Haunted Windchimes – CSPS/
WEDNESDAY 6
Ave., Coal Valley IL
THURSDAY 14
St., Davenport IA
Mark Cameron Band – Flatted Corporate Rock - 11th Street Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Fifth Blues & BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Precinc t, 1107 Mound St., The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Rapids IA
Banjoy – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington An Evening with Wishbone Ash – Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Moeller Nights: John Stickley Trio
Bellevue IA St., Iowa City IA Davenport IA
Moeller Nights: Jeremy Pinnell Darren Jay & the Delta Souls – The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Solar Flare Sunset – Bad Authority– – Mike & the Scarecrows – Triple
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (6pm) – Davenport IA Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
– Ags Connolly – Triple Crown Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ, 300
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA Blue Voodoo – Uptown Bill’s Coffee Iowa City IA Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA
N. Shore Dr., Moline IL House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa
E Third St., Davenport IA Molly Durnin (6:30pm) – The EGi – 6 Odd Rats – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Richie Lee – Rhythm City Casino Washington St., Iowa City IA City IA
Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Downtown Boys – The Mill, 120 E.
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Cody Rd, LeClaire IA Funktastic Five – River House, 1510
Ave., Davenport IA River Dr., Moline IL Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Froggy Fresh – Gabe’s, 330 E.
THURSDAY 7
The RiverCity Dixie, Racing, Garp 2017 – Codfish Hollow Barn,
Marching Society GoodTime 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa IA Washington St., Iowa City IA
Brass Band (2pm) – Downtown Gray Wolf Band – Edje Nightclub at Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – The J
3 Men & a Molly – My Place the Pub, Bar, 4215 Elmore Ave., Davenport
Kewanee IL 4405 State St., Bettendorf IA Jumer’s Casino and Hotel, I-280 &
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Hwy 92, Rock Island IL IA
Bobby Ray Bunch – The J Bar, 4215 Moeller Nights: J. Roddy Walston
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Green
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd., & the Business – Codfish Hollow
Clusterpluck – High Water Mark – Barn, 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa
Smooth Groove – River House, 1510 Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., LeClaire IA
River Dr., Moline IL Have Your Cake – 800 lb. Gorilla – IA
Iowa City IA
Sweet Cacophony – Uptown Bill’s
FRIDAY 15
Joe Holt – Uptown Bill’s Coffee The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St., House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa Davenport IA
Iowa City IA City IA Lunatix on Pogostix – Grosso
Void Reunion – Chrash – Mountain Brothers Band – Iowa City Yacht Aaron Kamm & the One Drops –
Moeller Nights: Brent Cowles – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St.,
Swallower – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Dylan Sires (7pm) – Ducktails Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City IA
Ave., Rock Island IL Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Iowa City IA
(10pm) – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar Celtic Festival & Highland Games:
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
& Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Davenport IA Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Exorna (11am) – Athas (1pm) Nathan Carter @ Adler Theatre - September 17
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THURSDAY 21
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – – Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini (11pm) – US Mode (midnight) –
Black Violin – University of Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock
Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 2255 Saul Lubaroff Quartet – Uptown Island IL
Bennett St., Dubuque IA Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque Friday Live @ Five: The Velies (5pm)
Davina & the Vagabonds – The Mill, St., Iowa City IA – RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St.,
120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA Smoke N Guns – Rhythm City Casino Davenport IA
Head for the Hills – The Tillers – Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (6pm) –
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Ave., Davenport IA Rock Island Hy-Vee Market Grille,
Davenport IA Smooth Groove – Fargo Lounge, 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL
Katy Guillen & the Girls – Ginstrings 4204 Avenue of the Cities, Moline IL The Huntress & Holder of Hands –
– Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Spin Doctors – Cracker – Rhythm The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Iowa City IA City Casino Resort Event Center, Davenport IA
Lucero – Matthew Logan Vasquez 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA Igor & the Red Elvises – The One
– Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Night Standards – RIBCO, 1815
Ave., Maquoketa IA Roche – Princeton Coffeehouse, Second Ave., Rock Island IL
Midwife – Archeress – Croations 25 E. Marion St., Princeton IL Powell – 11th Street Precinct, 1107
– Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Wild Belle – Fred Thomas – Gabe’s, Mound St., Davenport IA
Island IL 330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Pup – Road Soda – inasmuch –
Moeller Nights: Jessica Hernandez Wild Oatz Band – Sidetracked Village Theatre, 2113 E 11th St,
& the Deltas – Triple Crown Saloon, 906 3rd St., Orion IL Davenport IA
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 The Right Now – Diplomats of Solid
E Third St., Davenport IA
Molly Durnin – The J Bar, 4215 Elmore
SUNDAY 24 Sound – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington
St., Iowa City IA
Ave., Davenport IA Buddy Olson (3pm) – Ducky’s Shirts & Skins – Rhythm City Casino
Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave W., Taylor Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore

FRIDAY 22
Ridge IL Ave., Davenport IA
Daniel Stratman (2pm) – Creekside Stoney LaRue – First Avenue Club,
An Evening with Kellie Pickler Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th 1550 First Ave, Iowa City IA
– Q u a d - C i t i e s Wate r f ro nt Ave., Coal Valley IL That 1 Guy – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Convention Center, 2021 State St., Diane Cluck – Liv Carrow – Rozz-Tox, Washington St., Iowa City IA
Bettendorf IA 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL Ultraviolet Sextet – The Westerners
Bobby Ray Bunch – The Grape Life Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) – – C.S. Luxem – Iowa City Yacht
Wine Store & Lounge, 3402 Elmore Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City IA
Ave., Davenport IA N. Shore Dr., Moline IL Windy City Dueling Pianos – The
Cedar County Cobras – Flash in a Jim Ryan (2pm) – Service Station Bar Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third
Pan – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington & Grill, 432 1st Ave. W., West Milan IL Ave., Rock Island IL
St., Iowa City IA John & Kay Retzl – St. Mary’s Catholic
Friday Live @ Five: Monica Bell
Band (5pm) – RME Courtyard, 131
Church - Rock Island, 2208 4th Ave,
Rock Island IL SATURDAY 30
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA John McCutcheon – CSPS/Legion Alex & the XO’s (2pm) – Creekside
Have Your Cake – 11th Street Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th
Precinc t, 1107 Mound St., Ave., Coal Valley IL
Davenport IA
The Jazz at Lincoln Center
MONDAY 25 All Senses Festival: Johnnie Cluney
(3pm) – Brooks Strause (4pm) –
Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Moeller Nights: Palehound – Tall Liv Carrow (5pm) – Emili (6pm)
– Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Friend – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar – Bill MacKay (7pm) – Vanishing
Park Rd., Iowa City IA & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Kids (9pm) – Plastic Crimewave
Legendary Shack Shakers – Daddy Davenport IA Syndicate (10pm) – Lyres (11pm)
Long Legs – RIBCO, 1815 Second – The Golden Fleece (midnight)
Ave., Rock Island IL
Patrick Sweany – Highland Falls –
TUESDAY 26 – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock
Island IL
Boat Motor – Iowa City Yacht Club, The Ghost of Paul Revere – The Billy Ocean – Riverside Casino Event
13 S. Linn St., Iowa City IA Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside
Pokey LaFarge – Esther Rose Davenport IA IA
– Englert Theatre, 221 East Melvins – Spotlights – RIBCO, 1815 Blues Rock-It – 11th Street Precinct,
Washington St., Iowa City IA Second Ave., Rock Island IL 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Quad Cities Fall Pride Festival: Brothers Gow – Iowa City Yacht Club,
Jordan Danielsen (5pm) –
Funktastic Five (7pm) – LeClaire
WEDNESDAY 27 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City IA
Bugeye Sprite – Whitetails Saloon,
Park , 400 Beiderbecke Dr., 3 Men & a Molly – McClellan 1711 165th St., Clarence IL
Davenport IA Stockade, 2124 E. 11th St., Code 415 – Generations Bar & Grill,
Shook Twins – Marah in the Davenport IA 4100 4th Ave., Moline IL
Mainsail – The Redstone Room, Bobby Ray Bunch (6:30pm) – The Eddie Van Haskel & the Beave –
129 Main St, Davenport IA Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Fargo Lounge, 4204 Avenue of the
Smoke N Guns – Rhythm City Casino Cody Rd, LeClaire IA Cities, Moline IL
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Burlington Street Bluegrass Band – Kalona Fall Festival: The RiverCity
Ave., Davenport IA The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa 6 (noon) – Kalona, , Davenport IA
City IA Magic City Hippies – Sister Wife –

SATURDAY 23
Coolzey – Schaffer the Darklord Jr. Clooney – The Redstone Room,
– Kamil Kardashian – Iowa City 129 Main St, Davenport IA
The Cerny Brothers – Daytrotter, 324 Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City Moeller Nights: Angel Olsen –
Brady St., Davenport IA IA Mount Moriah – Codfish Hollow
Chicago Farmer – Edward David El Ten Eleven – Gabe’s, 330 E. Barn, 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa
Anderson – The Redstone Room, Washington St., Iowa City IA IA
129 Main St, Davenport IA Moeller Nights: Banditos – Niyaz: The Fourth Light Project –
Flannel Season! – Hunter Dumped Magnolia State – Triple Crown Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park
Us Here – Wylde Nept (5:30pm) – Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 Rd., Iowa City IA
The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa E Third St., Davenport IA Opera for Kids (2pm) – Opera
City IA Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright on Tap (8pm) – The Mill, 120 E.
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Jim’s Roche – CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Knoxville Tap, 8716 Knoxville Rd., 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
Milan IL The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
The Jason Carl Band – 11th Street
Precinc t, 1107 Mound St.,
THURSDAY 28 Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
Shirts & Skins – Rhythm City Casino
Davenport IA Dead Larry – Evening Glow – Gabe’s, Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
Joyann Parker – Flatted Fifth Blues & 330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Ave., Davenport IA
BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA Mark Hestness – The J Bar, 4215 The Stone Flowers – Len Brown’s
Mandolin Orange – Englert Theatre, Elmore Ave., Davenport IA North Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Dr.,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City Moline IL
IA
Quad Cities Fall Pride Festival: Gina
FRIDAY 29 The Tripp Brothers – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Washington St., Iowa City IA
Venier (5:30pm) – Corporate All Senses Festival: Idpyramid William Elliott Whitmore – RIBCO,
Rock (8:15pm) – House of Love (6pm) – Mountain Swallower 1815 Second Ave., Rock Island IL
(11pm) – LeClaire Park, 400 (7pm) – Har-Di-Har (8pm) – Moss
Beiderbecke Dr., Davenport IA Folk (9pm) – Dead Rider (10pm)
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DJs/Karaoke/ Comedy
Jams/Open Mics
THURSDAYS SATURDAYS MONDAYS FRIDAYS
D.J. Night w/ 90s Music – Thirsty’s on Community Folk Sing (3pm, Sept. Karaoke Monday w/ Pierced Adam Hunter – David Tobey (8pm,
Third, 2202 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA 9) – Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, Productions Karaoke – Grumpy’s Sept. 15) – Penguin’s Comedy Club -
Jam Session & Mug Night (Aug. 31) 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Saloon, 2120 E 11th St, Davenport Cedar Rapids, 208 2nd Ave SE, Cedar
– Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, DJ Dolla – RIDRS (Rock Island Dirt IA Rapids IA
Iowa City IA Road Saloon), 1722 Second Ave., Musicians Jam w/ CJ Lomas (6pm, B.T. – Jay Harris (8pm, Sept. 22) –
Karaoke Night – Bier Stube Moline, Rock Island IL Sept. 4 & 18) – Theo’s Java Club, Penguin’s Comedy Club - Cedar
415 15th St, Moline IL Irish Music Session (3pm, Sept. 2) – 213 17th St., Rock Island IL Rapids, 208 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
Karaoke w/ Double Dz – Purgatory’s Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Open Mic w/ J. Knight – The Mill, 120 IA
Pub, 2104 State St, Bettendorf IA Dubuque St., Iowa City IA E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA Bix Beiderbomb Presents (8pm
Open Mic Night (6pm) – Energized Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack weekly) – Boozie’s Bar & Grille, 114
Cafe, 226 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA
Open Mic w/ H.C. Wallace – Boots,
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St.,
Davenport IA TUESDAYS 1/2 W. Third St., Davenport IA
ComedySportz (7pm weekly) – The
2228 E 11th St, Davenport IA Karaoke Night – Miller Time Bowling, Karaoke Night w/ Okeedokee It’s Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St.,
Rock the House Karaoke – Bottoms 2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA Karaoke – Lynn’s BBQ & Saloon, Rock Island IL
Up on 7th, 1814 7th St., Moline IL Karaoke Night – Roadrunners 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge IA Gabriel Rutledge (8pm, Sept. 1) –
Thumpin’ Thursdays DJ Night –
Rascals Live, 1414 15th St., Moline IL
Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd.,
Davenport IA
Open Mic Night – Broken Saddle,
1417 5th Ave., Moline IL
Penguin’s Comedy Club - Cedar
Rapids, 208 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
Patrick Hastie @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and
Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S Open Mic Night – Cool Beanz IA Raccoon Motel - September 28
FRIDAYS 1st St, Long Grove IA
Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third,
Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock
Island IL
Kristen Toomey – Dave Losso (8pm,
Sept. 1) – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar Rock Island IL Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island IL
Cabana Karaoke Night – Cabana’s 2202 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA Tuesday Blues Jam w/ Mark Avey & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Gabriel Rutledge (8pm, Sept. 2) – Studio Series: Stand Up Showcase
Bar & Grille, 2120 4th Ave., Rock Karaoke Night w/ Jim Harker – & “Detroit” Larry Davison – Davenport IA Penguin’s Comedy Club - Cedar (9:30pm, Sept. 30) – The
Island IL Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St, Cabana’s, 2120 4th Ave., Rock Mark “Jiggy” Jigarjian – Brett Rapids, 208 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St.,
DJ Dolla – RIDRS (Rock Island Dirt Moline IL Island IL Terhune (8pm, Sept. 8) – Penguin’s IA Rock Island IL
Road Saloon), 1722 Second Ave., Old-Time Gospel Music Jam (3pm, Underground Open Mic w/ Kate Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, 208 2nd Mark “Jiggy” Jigarjian – Brett
Rock Island IL
DJ K Yung – Barrel House Moline,
Sept. 23) – Uptown Bill’s Coffee
House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa
Kane – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S
Linn St, Iowa City IA
Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA
Stand-up Open Mic (9pm weekly) –
Terhune (8pm, Sept. 9) – Penguin’s
Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, 208 2nd SUNDAY
1321 5th Ave., Moline IL City IA Boozie’s Bar & Grille, 114 1/2 W. Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA Circumstantial Comedy Show (10pm
DJ Lacey – Hawkeye Tap Sports
Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave.,
Quad Cities Fall Pride Festival: DJ
Wayne & Open Stage w/ Ginger WEDNESDAYS St., Davenport IA
Studio Series: MFK (9:30pm, Sept. 1) –
Open Source Improv (9pm, Sept. 9)
– Fargo Lounge, 4204 Avenue of the
weekly) – BREW, 1104 Jersey Ridge
Rd., Davenport IA
Davenport IA Snaps (noon & 2pm, Sept. 23) – Hump Day Wing & Sing w/ The Establishment Theatre, 220 19th Cities, Moline IL
Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W.
Locust St., Davenport IA
LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr.,
Davenport IA
Marybeth – Hawkeye Tap Sports
Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave.,
St., Rock Island IL
Studio Series: True Story (9:30pm,
Speakeasy Laugh Hard Standup
Comedy Competition: Round One MONDAY
Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack Songwriters’ Round Table (noon, Davenport IA Sept. 8) – The Establishment (8pm, Sept. 9) – Circa ’21 Speakeasy, Honeycombs of Comedy (9pm
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., Sept. 9) – RME Community Stage, Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct, Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island IL 1818 Third Ave., Rock Island IL weekly) – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S
Davenport IA 129 N. Main St., Davenport IA 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Studio Series: It’s Your Fault (9:30pm, Speakeasy Laugh Hard Standup Linn St, Iowa City IA
Karaoke Night – Miller Time Bowling, Tw i s t e d M i c ’s M u s i c a n d Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W. Sept. 15) – The Establishment Comedy Competition: Round
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Roadrunners
Entertainment – Barrel House
Moline, 1321 5th Ave., Moline IL
Locust St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island IL
Studio Series: Nocturne Falls
Two (8pm, Sept. 16) – Circa ’21
Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave., Rock TUESDAY
Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd., Ukulele Jam (3pm, Sept. 16) – Ave., Rock Island IL (9:30pm, Sept. 22) – The Island IL Cindy Kaza (8pm, Sept. 26) – Penguin’s
Davenport IA Creekside Vineyard Winery & Inn, Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third, Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., Speakeasy Laugh Hard Standup Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, 208 2nd
Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S 7505 120th St., Coal Valley IL 2202 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA Rock Island IL Comedy Competition: Finals Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA
1st St, Long Grove IA Open Jam w/ The Channel Cats Studio Series: Survivor (9:30pm, (8pm, Sept. 30) – Circa ’21
Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third,
2202 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA SUNDAYS – Bent River Brewing Company
- Rock Island, 512 24th St., Rock
Sept. 29) – The Establishment
Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island IL
Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave., Rock
Island IL WEDNESDAY
Karaoke Night – V.F.W. Post 9128, Catfish Jazz Society Jam Session Island IL Studio Series: Wisenheimer (9:30pm, Comedy Open Mic (7:30pm weekly)
2814 State St., Bettendorf IA
Karaoke Night w/ Mike Matthews –
(3pm, Sept. 10) – Knights of
Columbus Hall, 1111 W. 35th St.,
Open Mic Night – Boozie’s Bar
& Grille, 114 1/2 W. Third St., SATURDAYS Sept. 2) – The Establishment
Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island IL
– Penguin’s Comedy Club, 208 2nd
Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids IA
Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St, Davenport IA Davenport IA Adam Hunter – David Tobey (8pm, Studio Series: Shakespeared!
Moline IL
Quad Cities Fall Pride Festival:
Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct,
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Open Mic Night (5:30pm, Sept. 6 &
20) – Milltown Coffee, 3800 River
Sept. 16) – Penguin’s Comedy Club -
Cedar Rapids, 208 2nd Ave SE, Cedar
(9:30pm, Sept. 9) – The
Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., THURSDAY
DJ Wayne (4pm, Sept. 22) – Open Mic Night (5pm) – Lynn’s BBQ Drive #2, Moline IL Rapids IA Rock Island IL Whales & Beasts Comedy Tour:
LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr., & Saloon, 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge B.T. – Jay Harris (8pm, Sept. 23) – Studio Series: Movie the Musical Patrick Hastie – James Doyle –
Davenport IA IA Penguin’s Comedy Club - Cedar (9:30pm, Sept. 16) – The Gideon Hambright (9pm, Sept.
Rapids, 208 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., 28) – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar
IA Rock Island IL & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
ComedySportz (7pm weekly) – The Studio Series: Bandwagon (9:30pm, Davenport IA
Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., Sept. 23) – The Establishment
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ART By Bruce Walters
BD-Walters@wiu.edu

Art in Plain Sight: Hero Street Monument
T
he design for the Hero Street Monument moved to Second
came to artist Sonny Soliz in a dream. Street – an unpaved
Not simply as a concept, but, as he said street only a block
in an interview, as a completed monument and half in length.
that looks exactly as he dreamed it. During World War
The Hero Street monument is at the II and the Korean
corner of First Avenue and Hero Street in War, more than
Silvis. Weighing more than 35 tons and 100 men from this
rising more than 17 feet high, it is simulta- small street entered
neously massive and reaches aspirationally military service.
upward. Eight of these
An inscription prominently placed on its men were killed in
base begins with the words “This monu- service, each receiv-
ment represents the ideals of duty, honor and ing a Purple Heart;
country as exemplified by military service.” six were awarded a
The base also has sculptural reliefs of eight Bronze or Silver Star.
men who “gave the supreme sacrifice during Sonny Soliz grew
World War II and the Korean War.” up on Second Street
A step pyramid base, inspired by ancient along with the hon-
pyramids near Mexico City, rises from this ored eight soldiers.
base. The pyramid’s three tiers depict Aztec Among them was
feathered serpents in full-body profiles and Sonny’s uncle, Claro
sculptural heads. Combining the feathers Soliz, who was killed
of a bird and a serpent, this symbol repre- in action
sents both spiritual flight and the grounded in Belgium
rhythms and cycles of nature. in 1945
At the monument’s apex, high over our during the
heads, is a bronze bald eagle with magnifi- Battle of
cent spread wings that holds an American the Bulge.
flag and Garand rifle in its talons. It is the Sonny
visual focus of the monument. Similar to the served in
feathered serpent symbol, the monument the U.S. Air
rises on the eagle’s wings, yet is grounded by Force from
its massive base. 1952-1956.
Guadalupe Diaz and Pedro Rodriguez In 1960, he received his bachelor’s degree the end of the Korean War, and more than a Bruce Walters is a professor of art at Western
were the monument’s sculptors. Jim Ander- in Art at St. Ambrose University, where he decade after Sonny’s dream. Illinois University.
son sculptured the portraits on the base. studied with – and was inspired by – Father A dream is intangible. Fleeting. But
The monument is dedicated to all Ameri- Catich. In 1974, he earned his master’s a dream was the spark that created this This is part of an occasional series on the his-
can veterans. Yet it also honors the heroes degree from Western Illinois University. He monument that brims with pride in America tory of public art in the Quad Cities. If there’s
and their families who immigrated to Silvis taught art at Silvis Junior High for 25 years. and in the Mexican heritage of the service- a piece of public art that you’d like to learn
during the Mexican Revolution (1910-20). Second Street was renamed Hero Street men who gave their lives to defend our more about, e-mail the location and a brief
They lived in railroad boxcars with no in 1969. The monument was dedicated on country. description to BD-Walters@wiu.edu.
electricity or indoor plumbing before being October 6, 2007, more than 50 years after
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