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WORDS FROM THE EDITOR By Kathleen McCarthy

It Isn’t for Lack of U.S. Immigration Laws
I
mmigration in the U.S. has become one The Immigration Act of 1918 expanded The Immigration Act of 1990 raised ceil- immigration, migration, and asylum, as
of the most emotionally charged issues the Anarchist Exclusion Act. ings for legal immigration, tripled the visas an integral part of America’s national
of our time, due to precious little factual The Immigration Act of 1922 imposed for skilled workers with U.S. job offers, and security, is expressly delegated to the
data informing it, regardless of whether a limit on the number of immigrants and created a diversity admissions category. Executive Branch in the U.S. Constitution,
you are sympathetic to illegal immigration simultaneously enacted a national-origin The Illegal Immigration Reform and Article XX. The Immigration Account-
or opposed to it. quota system. Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) ability Executive Action of 2014, also called
How many Americans have actually Meanwhile the Cable Act of 1922 of 1996 established phone verification Deferred Action for Parents of Americans
bothered to read any part of the dense repealed parts of the Expatriation Act of for authenticating potential employees and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA),
amalgamation of U.S. laws that govern 1907 that revoked a woman’s U.S. citizen- by employers, further increased border targeted an estimated 5 million illegal
immigration. migration, and asylum? Or ship if she married a foreign man. enforcement with the creation of the U.S. aliens for deferred action and work per-
the laws regulating nationality and citizen- The Immigration Act of 1924 Border Enforcement, created the Indi- mits, including extended DACA amnesty
ship? Or the factual history of immigration imposed a cap of 150,000 immigrants, vidual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) from two to three years.
in the U.S.? History is a valuable tool when using a National Origin Formula that to replace Social Security numbers so that In December 2015, 27 states filed suit
considering any problem and its potential divided them into two categories, those immigrants, regardless of legal or illegal against the Obama Administration over
solution(s), especially where socioeconomic from quota-nations and those from status, can pay taxes. (RCReader.com/y/ DAPA and extended DACA.
concerns exist. non-quota-nations. immigration1) On February 16, 2016, Federal Judge
America has a long history of immigra- The U.S. Border Control was also estab- The Homeland Security Act of 2002 Andrew Hanen issued a temporary stay,
tion. We pride ourselves on it as foun- lished in 1924. consolidated various agencies into Immi- which stopped DAPA and the extension of
dational to our core American identity. Interestingly, the Equal Nationality Act gration and Customs Enforcement, creat- DACA from being implemented.
The U.S. admits 1 million immigrants, of 1934 permitted foreign-born children of ing the second-largest law-enforcement DACA was repealed on October 5, 2017,
migrants, refugees, and asylees every year, American mothers and alien fathers, who department inside the Department of by President Donald Trump, but delayed
more than any other country on the planet came to America as children (before 18 Homeland Security. for six months for Congress to pass a
– at least 50 percent more. years of age) and lived in the U.S. for five Enhanced Border Security and Visa permanent DACA law. However, Congress
As such, there is a long history of legisla- years, to apply for U.S. citizenship. This Entry Reform Act of 2002 increased failed to do so.
tion and associated rule-making, including also expedited naturalization for American Border Patrol agents, established reporting On January 9, 2018, Federal Judge Wil-
hyper relevant data-gathering, providing wives’ alien husbands. requirement for schools to report foreign liam Alsup ordered a nationwide injunc-
a solid base for understanding the issue in Nearly 20 years passed until the Immi- students attending classes, and provided tion on Trump’s repeal of DACA, including
pragmatic, fact-based terms. gration and Nationality Act of 1952 passed, that foreign nationals will be required to maintaining all the terms and conditions
Below is a summary of macro legislation setting quotas for immigrants with needed carry IDs with biometric technology. of DACA prior to the repeal. On January
and various intervening micro legisla- skills, while giving greater deportation The Real ID Act was passed in 2005, 13, the U.S. Customs and Immigration
tion that few Americans are aware of authority of suspected Communists and impacting both immigrants, legal and Services (USCIS) restarted the DACA
when fashioning opinions and/or political their sympathizers. illegal, as well as U.S. citizens. It requires program.
allegiance on this most serious issue, even In 1953, an important Supreme Court IDs that meet a national security standard Sanctuary counties and cities have been
though it is all public information and case – Kwong Hai Chew v. Colding, 344 for entering public/government buildings, on the rise. Such counties and cities reject
easily accessible. U.S. 590 – found that once an alien had air and rail travel, and opening bank and federal regulation that requires local law
While it is infinitely simpler to allow the lawfully entered the U.S., and resided here financial accounts. This national ID stan- enforcement to alert Immigration and Cus-
media to craft our grasp of civic matters, for a time, he/she accrued the same rights dard also applies to state driver licenses. toms Enforcement (ICE) to illegal aliens
despite its reckless disregard of relevant protected by the U.S. Constitution. Additional restrictions include curtailing in their custody. Iowa has the third largest
context in reporting, doing so is the height A decade later, in 1965, the Hart-Celler habeas corpus relief for immigrants and number of sanctuary counties in the union
of civic laziness, and a heartbreaking Act introduced Immigration and National- political asylees, increased immigration – 96 of 99 Iowa counties are designated as
testimony to the devolution of American ity Act Amendments that (1) repealed the enforcement, and altering judicial review “sanctuary” counties, but Scott County is
engagement and stewardship of the rule national-origin quotas; (2) implemented (an administrative work-around that rarely not among them.
of law. a visa system for family reunification and benefits the people, but nearly always Due to the rise, sanctuary cities and
Immigration to America was first regu- skills; (3) established immigration quota greatly advantages the bureaucracies). counties are prohibited by federal legisla-
lated by several consecutive laws governing for the Western Hemisphere; and (4) estab- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals tion that was enacted in 1996 as part of
naturalization and citizenship. Eventually, lished a 20,000 limit for immigrants from (DACA), also called the Dream Act of 2012, IIRIRA, barring local ordinances that
Congress passed the first Immigration Act Eastern Hemisphere countries. established guidelines for deferred removal prohibit employees from providing infor-
of 1882, followed by the Immigration Act In 1982, Supreme Court case Plyler v. action for a two-year period (subject to mation on illegal aliens to federal officials.
of 1891, then again with the Immigration Doe, 457 U.S. 202 ruled that illegal immi- renewal) against individuals who came to The law says, “Notwithstanding any other
Act of 1903, which included establishing grants were “within the jurisdiction” of the the U.S. as children. (RCReader.com/y/ provision of Federal, State or local law, a
the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Ser- states where they reside, therefore under immigration2) Federal, State, or local government entity
vice and the Anarchist Exclusion Act. the equal protection laws as prescribed in However, DACA was not a legislative act or official may not prohibit or in any way
Between 1900 and 1920, 24 million the Fourteenth Amendment. by Congress. Rather, it was an Executive restrict any government entity or official
immigrants came to the U.S. The Immigration Reform and Control Action by President Barack Obama. Argu- from sending to or receiving ... information
The Naturalization Act of 1906 triggered Act (IRCA) of 1986 provided for sanctions ably, DACA falls outside the authority of regarding the citizenship or immigration
an immediate update with the Immigra- against employers knowingly hiring illegal the President because the Executive Branch status, lawful or unlawful, of any individ-
tion Act of 1907. aliens, and also making it a crime to hire cannot make laws; only Congress has that ual.” – § 434 of the Personal Responsibility
All was quiet until the Immigration Act them; increased border enforcement; and authority. The Executive Branch’s authority and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act
of 1917 which included the Barred Zone gave amnesty to illegal aliens already in is enforcing the laws that Congress makes, of 1996 (PRWORA), and § 642 of the Illegal
Act, barring immigration from Asian the U.S., more than 2.6 million received while the Judicial Branch determines if Immigration Reform and Immigrant
countries. This Act also established reading amnesty over a 10-year period. It also pro- those laws, and their enforcement, are Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA).
requirements for all immigrants seeking vided an immigration status verification Constitutional – or not. Additionally, according to 8 U.S. Code,
entrance to the U.S. system for access to welfare benefits. That said, border security and
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ILLINOIS POLITICS By Rich Miller
CapitolFax.com

Pritzker’s Blue Wave to Make a $5-Million Splash
F or weeks now, some Democrats have been
wondering if their party intends to run a
“coordinated campaign” this year and have
asked what it might look like. A coordinated
campaign means all the party’s candidates are
Pritzker refused to take any campaign
contributions during the primary except from
himself, but that will also change. Pritzker’s
campaign committee will raise the money to
fund its “Blue Wave” operation from small
that the two men are in cahoots.
But this move also means Democrats will
have a centralized funding source with no
direct ties to Speaker Madigan. The benefit
can work both ways. Some liberal big-money
that is sorely lacking at the local level outside
Cook County.
Pritzker won kudos during the primary for
opening 18 campaign offices and hiring about
100 field staffers, although there was some
working together under one umbrella group. individual donors and large contributions folks just don’t like Madigan, and even more internal party criticism for the way at least
The party’s standard-bearer JB Pritzker has from others, including his wealthy friends and candidates are skittish (to say the least) about some of those offices were run. It reminded
kicked off “Blue Wave Illinois” and will soon family. I’m hearing $30 million may be the taking money from the House Speaker. It some influential folks of the DCCC – helicop-
make a $5 million contribution. Democratic target number. also seems clear that Pritzker wants his own, tered-in staffers who didn’t know the lay of the
sources say much more cash is expected to Pritzker will retain responsibility for fund- independent organization outside of Madigan’s land.
follow. ing his own race, I’m told. His initial $5 million Democratic Party of Illinois – which has been Whatever the case, the Pritzker campaign
The new group won’t be a separate, stand- contribution can be seen as seed money to get accused in the past of redirecting coordinated plans to continue building out those local field
alone entity, but will instead be an internal the group going (and the million each to House campaign money toward Madigan’s favored offices and will use them to help Pritzker and
branch of Pritzker’s campaign apparatus. Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President House candidates. other regional and statewide candidates.
The House and Senate Democrats will each John Cullerton could help soothe any possible The Pritzker cash will be used to fund cam- A true coordinated campaign also involves
receive a million dollars. Senator Kwame paranoia on their part). And since contribu- paigns “up and down the ticket,” from state- congressional candidates. At this point, I’m
Raoul’s attorney general campaign will get tions to Pritzker’s big-spending campaign will wide campaigns, to legislative races to county told, Pritzker’s “Blue Wave” group figures its
about $50,000 (around the maximum he can have no legal caps on them, Pritzker will be races. The money will also be used for training field work will benefit all candidates at all levels.
legally receive) and the other statewide nomi- able to vacuum up every possible dime that in messaging and the use of digital technology. One of Pritzker’s slogans has been “Think
nees will eventually receive money as well. contributors can afford to give. He has told The Pritzker campaign wants to concentrate on Big,” and this definitely has the potential to be
To stay within campaign-finance contribu- others that he doesn’t want to compete with the most winnable races, but they also say they the biggest effort of its kind that this state has
tion-limit laws, a million bucks will be trans- other Illinois candidates’ fundraising, so he don’t want to leave any stone unturned. ever seen.
ferred to the Rock Island County Democratic will travel to other states to raise cash. Local political organizations, including
Party, which is run by Illinois Democratic Any Statehouse-connected dollars will township and ward organizations in Chicago Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax, a daily
County Chairs’ Association Chairman Doug bring the sort of criticism that the self-funder and county party organizations throughout political newsletter, and CapitolFax.com.
House. Chairman House appears to be playing was able to avoid until now, so we’ll see how the state, will also likely receive contributions
a key role in this new “Blue Wave” organiza-
tion. House personally endorsed Pritzker ahead
this works out. And of course, giving money
to Madigan’s operation has already prompted
in the future. Chairman House will appar-
ently play the lead role in working with those
New Column Published
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THEATRE By Rochelle Arnold

Oh, There’s Nothing Halfway About the Iowa Way to Treat You
The Bridges of Madison County, at the Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse through July 14
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ate and destiny: Are they real? Is
love at first sight possible? So asks
JUNE 2018 the Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse’s The
Bridges of Madison County, the romantic
story of two strangers who, by chance,
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Francesca married an American sol- held his own against her and was a plea- a song titled “Another Life,” serenading
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together, they built a life of raising chil- together soared to great heights vocally tion and loss. Segatti is great at conveying
ARTS & CALENDAR EDITOR and really seemed to connect on-stage, the song’s meaning while strumming an
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Francesca’s family leaves for a three-day leaving me in awe with ballads such as acoustic guitar, and she’s also effective as
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Peggy Barnard with fresh produce he picked from the really feel their characters’ mutual pas- Fair singer who belted tunes dressed in
garden. They crack open a couple of beers sion and desire. old-fashioned cowgirl gear. Meanwhile,
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William Reveal and then move on to some brandy, and Tom Walljasper plays Francesca’s Khalil Hacker, a self-proclaimed non-
as their inhibitions are lost, they find husband Bud, a slightly aloof farmer actor, stepped into the roles of Jeff and
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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS unforgettable love affair. with his wife. He and Charlie have a lot tioned as a stagehand.
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KNOW MORE. pher who has been hanging around the
Johnsons’ house. Marge seems to live
Gone,” Walljasper and Kutzli crooned
their way into my heart.
and painful at the same time.

DO MORE. vicariously through Francesca’s experi-
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Krianna Walljasper (Tom’s real-
life daughter) shines in her role as the
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curlers and a nightgown, she sings about Johnsons’ daughter Carolyn, especially Third Avenue, Rock Island) through July
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MORE THAN 400 FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS IN THE KWQC FAMILY FUN GUIDE STARTING ON PAGE 34

2018 Summer Calendar
FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS: Page 6 THEATRE Page 21 MOVIES Page 24 COURSES Page 31
VISUAL ARTS Page 6 DANCE Page 23 SPORTS Page 25 MEETINGS Page 32
MUSIC Page 12 COMEDY Page 23 OTHER EVENTS Page 28 HEALTH Page 32
LITERARY ARTS Page 17 MUSEUMS Page 24 LECTURES Page 30 SENIORS Page 33

FESTIVALS & Red, White, & Boom!, annual Fourth of July celebration GreatJonesCountyFair.com/2018, Wed Jul 18 thru Sun Ya Maka My Weekend, the “Original District Festival”
over the Mississippi River, with... Modern Woodmen Park Jul 22 celebrates Caribbean culture with ethnic foods, live…

MAJOR EVENTS and Schwiebert Riverfront Park, 6pm Tue Jul 3
47th Annual Street Fest, annual outdoor party
Great River Plaza, 4pm Sat Aug 11

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, weekend on 2nd Street between Brady & Ripley... Downtown Jim Gaffigan, three-time Grammy-nominated
June celebration of local, regional, and national blues acts, Davenport, Fri Jul 27 and Sat Jul 28 comedian, actor, writer, producer, New York Times best-
featuring concert headliners, vendors, children’s selling… TaxSlayer Center, 7:30pm Wed Aug 15
QC Pride Streetfest, a family-friendly Quad Cities Fall activities, and more; Fri. $15, Sat. $25, two-day $35; for Quad-City Times Bix 7, covering seven miles, runners
Pride event featuring… Village of East Davenport, 4pm information, e-mail mvbs@mvbs.org or call 563-322- from around the world compete in... Downtown Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops: Pet
Fri Jun 1 and Sat Jun 2 5837, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr., Davenport IA, Davenport, 8am Sat Jul 28 Sounds Live – A Beach Boys Celebration, annual
MVBS.org, Fri Jul 6 and Sat Jul 7 summer concert with the Quad City Symphony
Turnbuckle II Comedy & Music Festival, weekend 2018 Mississippi Valley Fair, thru Aug. 5; annual Orchestra... LeClaire Park, 7:30pm Sat Aug 18
featuring some of the greatest… Codfish Hollow Barn, 80/35 Music Festival, the 11th annual non-profit outdoor fair with contests, games, pageants,…
7pm Fri Jun 1 and Sat Jun 2 music festival will feature more than… Western Gateway Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Tue Jul 31 thru Sun Floatzilla 2018, River Action’s ninth-annual paddle-
Park, Fri Jul 6 and Sat Jul 7 Aug 5 sports festival with live music, a trophy… Sunset Park,
Iowa Arts Festival, annual weekend event features a 7am Sat Aug 18
juried fine art fair,… Downtown Iowa City, Fri Jun 1 thru 4th Annual Dawn & On Music Festival, fourth-
Sun Jun 3 annual outdoor music festival with scheduled August Alternating Currents 2018, second-annual area
performances by The Dawn,… Len Brown’s North Shore festival celebrating live music, film, comedy, and...
The Book of Mormon, Tony-winning stage comedy by Inn, noon Sat Jul 7 2018 Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, Downtown Davenport, Fri Aug 24 and Sat Aug 25
creators of “South Park” and “Avenue Q”... Adler Theatre annual celebration of the area-born jazz-trumpet
Tue Jun 5 thru Sun Jun 10 John Deere Classic, annual professional golf legend, featuring more than two dozen concert sets at Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes, thru Sept. 2;
tournament on the PGA… TPC at Deere Run, Mon Jul 9 the Rhythm City Casino (Aug. 2-4) and Putnam Museum this all-new show unites Spider-Man, the Avengers,…
Susan G. Komen Quad Cities Race for the Cure, thru Sun Jul 15 (Aug. 2); for information, call 563-324-7170, Rhythm City TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Fri Aug 31
annual fundraiser for breast-cancer research and Casino, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA, BixSociety.org,
treatment, with an after-race… TaxSlayer Center, 7am 39th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, annual Thu Aug 2 thru Sat Aug 4
Sat Jun 9 celebration featuring an Antique Truck Display,… Iowa
80 Truck Stop, Thu Jul 12 thru Sat Jul 14 2018 Iowa State Fair, annual outdoor fair with VISUAL ARTS
Gumbo Ya Ya, Cajun, Zydeco, and jazz bands will contests, games, rides, pageants, food and crafts
tantalize your ears, while… Great River Plaza, 4pm Sat 2018 Rock Island County Fair, annual outdoor vendors, and nightly grandstand concerts; 7am-1am Openings & Gallery Events
Jun 9 festival with carnival rides, games, live music, pageants... grounds, 9am-9pm buildings, 10am-midnight midway;
Rock Island County Fairgrounds, Tue Jul 17 thru Sat $4-12, ages 5 & under free, extra fees for grandstand June
Quad City Juneteenth Festival, annual celebration Jul 21 acts; for information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State
of slavery’s abolition featuring food and retail vendors, Fairgrounds, East 30th Street & East University Ave., Steam Punk Weekend, featuring an opening
history... Davenport Levee Bandshell, 11am Sun Jun 10 165th Great Jones County Fair, annual outdoor Des Moines IA, IowaStateFair.org, Thu Aug 9 thru Sun reception with drinks and apps, costumes, and… Star
fair with contests, games, pageants, food and crafts Aug 19 Dog Gallery & Studio, Fri Jun 1 and Sat Jun 2
Celtic Woman: Homecoming, concert with vendors, and nightly concerts with Jason Aldean, Luke
the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling Bryan, Kid Rock, and Casting Crowns; $10 daily gate 2018 Tug Fest, annual tug-of-way over the Mississippi Iowa Arts Festival, annual weekend event features a
international musicians; $42-102... Adler Theatre, 7pm admission, $44 season gate admission (extra cost for River, with celebrations held at... LeClaire and Port Byron juried fine art fair,… Downtown Iowa City, Fri Jun 1 thru
Tue Jun 12 grandstand concerts); for information, call 319-465-3275, Levees, Thu Aug 9 thru Sat Aug 11 Sun Jun 3
Great Jones County Fair, 800 N. Maple St., Monticello IA,
2018 Miss Iowa Scholarship Competition, while Free Admission to the Grant Wood Studio, on
encouraging young women to serve as positive role Saturdays and Sundays thru Dec. 31; admission to the…
models... Adler Theatre, 7pm Thu Jun 14 thru Sat Jun 16 Grant Wood Studio, noon Sat Jun 2 thru Sat Jun 30

Rock the Arts, art, live demos, a craft fair, and more at Life is Beautiful Concert & Art Auction, a memorial
three downtown venues… Quad City Arts Center, Fri concert and silent art auction to benefit the National…
Jun 15 and Sat Jun 16 Bier Stube Moline, 2pm Sat Jun 2

Planet Funk Con, the Quad Cities premiere comics & Alois Kronschlaeger: Polychromatic
entertainment convention, with vendors,… TaxSlayer Contemplations – Friends of the Figge Preview
Center, Fri Jun 22 and Sat Jun 23 Party, New York-based Austrian artist Kronschlaeger
combines weaving, sculpting, and painting in intricate
Rock the District: Bush, outdoor concert with the sculptures whose geometries and colors appear to
English rockers, featuring an opening set… The District change as the viewer moves through the gallery; for
of Rock Island, 7pm Fri Jun 29 information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm
Sugarland, concert with the country-music duo of Sun Jun 3
singer-songwriters Jennifer Nettles and Kristian…
TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Fri Jun 29 Confessions of an Art Addict, a discussion of
Ross King’s book with the Art Lover’s Book Club; for
Iowa City Jazz Festival, annual musical extravaganza information, contact Heather at 563-345-6630 or
with concert headliners, three… University of Iowa haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum,
Pentacrest, Fri Jun 29 thru Sun Jul 1 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1pm
Wed Jun 6

July Libraries Rock! Painted Rock Program, spread the
word that libraries rock by painting a rock, and then
Third Annual Baby Blues & BBQ Fest, featuring hiding it for someone to find and re-hide; we’ll be set up
performances by Brooklyn Ed and Spider, Carefree along the patio, so just drop in during posted hours to
Highwaymen, Mr. Kells Band, The Smokers, and paint rocks with us; free; for information, call 309-732-
Sugardaddys, plus the Best BBQ East of Texas and 7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th
premium craft beer specials; 5-11pm; Downtown Port St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Jun 6
Byron IL, Facebook.com/events/407427172952862 5pm
Sun Jul 1 Free Senior Day, with a 1:30pm Gallery Tour and a
Ya Maka My Weekend @ District of Rock Island - August 11 2:30pm film; seniors also get 10% off in the Museum
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7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
VISUAL ARTS / Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Jul 21
Openings & Gallery Events / June
Plein Air Paint Out, second-annual outdoor painting
event on the Bettendorf riverfront, with music, food,
Store and Figge Cafe; for information, call 563-326- and fellowship at the Bereskin Gallery at 4:30pm; $15;
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, for information, e-mail bereskinartgallery@gmail.
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Thu Jun 7 com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St.,
Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 8am Sat Jul 21
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities,
discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events,
are invited to experience the current exhibitions demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563-424-
and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the 1210… Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Jul 27
Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Jun 7 thru Thu Jun 28 August
Let the Wild Rumpus Start!, the 2018 Figge Gala, Free Senior Day, with a 1:30pm Gallery Tour and a
featuring 5:30pm cocktails, 7pm dinner, 8:30pm live 2:30pm film; seniors also get 10% off in the Museum
Auction, and 9pm Figge Underground; “Where the Wild Store and Figge Cafe; for information, call 563-326-
Things Are” attire is encouraged; $135, or $15-20 for 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Figge Underground only; for information and to reserve, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Thu Aug 2
contact Raelene Pullen at 563-345-6637 or rpullen@
figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., TASK Party, a TASK Party is an experimental art party
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Sat Jun 9 created by artist Oliver Herring; create tasks for the
TASK pool, grab a task for yourself to interpret using
Figge Underground, this event will be an eclectic the provided materials, and use your imagination; for
pairing of art and music, creating an atmosphere information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
reminiscent of the New York City underground scene; W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm
with sets by The Tripp Brothers and OnO; bring your Thu Aug 2
friends, dance, create and enjoy street food and craft
beverages; $15-20; for information, call 563-345-6638, Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9pm Sat Jun 9 are invited to experience the current exhibitions
and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the
Rock Island Artists’ Market, the parking lot will Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326-
be filled with local art, hand-crafted items, and locally 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
grown treats on the second Sunday of each month, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Aug 2 thru Thu Aug 30
with live music and a different blend of vendors; for
information, call 309-314-1567, Skeleton Key Art and Collection and Exhibition Highlights Tour, on
Antiques, 520 18th St., Rock Island IL, SkeletonKeyQC. Saturdays and Sundays; join our knowledgeable docents
com, noon Sat Jun 9 for a free guided tour through current exhibits; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
Artist Talk for Alois Kronschlaeger: W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm
Polychromatic Contemplations, New York-based Sat Aug 4 thru Sun Aug 12
Austrian artist Kronschlaeger combines weaving,
sculpting, and painting in intricate sculptures whose Free Admission to the Grant Wood Studio, on
geometries and colors appear to change as the viewer Saturdays and Sundays thru Dec. 31; admission to the…
moves through the gallery; for information, call 563-326- Grant Wood Studio, noon Sat Aug 4 thru Sun Aug 26
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu Jun 14 Scholar Talk for Rufino Tamayo Exhibit,
this grouping of seven prints is an outstanding
Opening Reception: Life is Beautiful, an exhibition representation of Tamayo’s large graphic works, gifted
dedicated to the memory of local artist and… The to the Figge as a bequest from Dennis L. and Patricia
ARTery, 6pm Fri Jun 15 Rufino Tamayo Exhibit @ Figge Art Museum- opens July 7 A. Miller, well-known supporters of Quad City Arts,
Ballet Quad Cities, and many other organizations; for
Rock the Arts, art, live demos, a craft fair, and more at information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
three downtown venues… Quad City Arts Center, Fri Heather Heckel Public Presentation, with the 2018 Collection and Exhibition Highlights Tour, on W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm
Jun 15 and Sat Jun 16 Artist-in-Residence; Heckel is an artist and educator Saturdays and Sundays; join our knowledgeable docents Thu Aug 9
living and… Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, 2pm for a free guided tour through current exhibits; for
Craft Café, adults are invited to join us at the library Sat Jun 30 information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 Scholar Talk: Dr. Monica Bravo, Bravo will present
for various crafts; free; for information, call 563-326- W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm a lecture on Mexican modernist photography, as part
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Sat Jul 7 thru Sun Jul 29 of the Figge’s examination of Mexican artists during
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Jun 16 July the exhibition “Rufino Tamayo,” a tribute to Dennis
Bad Art Night, prizes will be awarded to the worst and Pat Miller; Bravo is a lecturer for the History of Art
Raspberry Pi and Microcontroller Meetup, Free Admission to the Grant Wood Studio, on and most dreadful art produced; join us for a night and Ethnicity, Race and Migration at Yale University’s
whether you are a beginner or an advanced Raspberry Saturdays and Sundays thru Dec. 31; admission to the… of crazy crafting and design the worst art you ever Department of the History of Art; for information,
Pi… QC Co-Lab, 7pm Tue Jun 19 Grant Wood Studio, noon Sun Jul 1 thru Tue Jul 31 could imagine; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu Aug 9
Drones for All Skill Levels, we will have a Custom 450, Red, White and Boom! Fireworks Watch Party, this Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
a Husband Mini, and… QC Co-Lab, 6pm Thu Jun 21 member-only event gives you the opportunity to enjoy 6:30pm Wed Jul 11 Rock Island Artists’ Market, the parking lot will
the best view of the largest fireworks display in the Quad be filled with local art, hand-crafted items, and locally
John Preston Reception, a reception for landscape Cities; $7-15 all-you-can-eat buffet; for information, Artist Talk for Steve Banks: Pop Culture grown treats on the second Sunday of each month,
artist John Preston, and a celebration of the move for call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Palimpsest, in a visual mash-up of the familiar icons of with live music and a different blend of vendors; for
Boho Art Gallery’s Heidi Brandt and Dee Schricker and Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Tue Jul 3 art history and the TV shows, comic books and movies information, call 309-314-1567, Skeleton Key Art and
their new collaboration with Bereskin; for information, of his youth, Banks’s constructions acknowledge, for Antiques, 520 18th St., Rock Island IL, SkeletonKeyQC.
call 563-508-4630 or e-mail bereskinartgallery@gmail. Artist Fashion Show, in conjunction with the Figgeo better and worse, the mass media’s headlock-like com, noon Sat Aug 11
com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Video series featuring fashion, Burundi fashion designer influence on our tastes; for information, call 563-326-
Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 4pm Sat Jun 23 Justine Jay Jacque will debut her current work during 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Figge Docent Class, Tuesdays thru Sept. 25; join the
this landmark fashion show; for information, call 563- FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu Jul 12 next class of candidate docents; for information, call 563-
3D Printing Meetup for All Skill Levels, if you have 326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport 326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport
a 3D printer of your own and… QC Co-Lab, 6pm Tue IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Jul 5 Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1pm Tue Aug 14
Jun 26 Showcase, showcasing artworks by this summer’s 50
Free Senior Day, with a 1:30pm Gallery Tour and a youth arts apprentices; free… The Establishment, 6pm Figge Art Museum Book Sale, flip through used
ArtWorks Expo Award Presentation, for 2:30pm film; seniors also get 10% off in the Museum Thu Jul 12 books about art and art history at the Figge’s first used
information, call 563-424-1210… Bucktown Center for Store and Figge Cafe; for information, call 563-326- book sale; the books include past catalogues, as well
the Arts, 7:30pm Fri Jun 29 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Rock Island Artists’ Market, the parking lot will as books donated by generous museum members; for
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Thu Jul 5 be filled with local art, hand-crafted items, and locally information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events, grown treats on the second Sunday of each month, W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 4pm
demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563-424- Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, with live music and a different blend of vendors; for Thu Aug 16
1210… Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Jun 29 discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests information, call 309-314-1567, Skeleton Key Art and
are invited to experience the current exhibitions Antiques, 520 18th St., Rock Island IL, SkeletonKeyQC. Craft Café, adults are invited to join us at the library
Opening Reception for Dean Kugler & Erik Ohrn, and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the com, noon Sat Jul 14 for various crafts; free; for information, call 563-326-
free; for information, call 309-793-1213… Quad City Arts Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Center, 7pm Fri Jun 29 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Craft Café, adults are invited to join us at the library Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Aug 18
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Jul 5 thru Thu Jul 26 for various crafts; free; for information, call 563-326-
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Azubuike Urban Exposure, the Urban Exposure ArtWorks Expo High School Pastel Competition, colors appear to change as the viewer moves through
program provides a creative channel allowing kids to Exhibits & Shows exhibit of works by students artists; Wed.-Sat. 11am- the gallery; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun.
express themselves constructively, non-violently and 6pm; free... Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery, thru Tue Jul noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
with increased confidence; the program will showcase Scott & Rock Island Counties 31 information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
their films, which were created based on the practice W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Jun
that storytelling is one of the most powerful forms of Currently on Display Left Bank Art League: Branching Out, individual 9 thru Fri Aug 31
communication; 5pm reception, 6pm film festival; free; interpretations of trees and rivers, with over 25 artists...
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, Georgia O’Keeffe: Flower Abstraction, 1924, MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, thru Tue Jul 31 Steve Banks: Pop Culture Palimpsest, in a visual
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm view the landmark painting by O’Keeffe, on view in mash-up of the familiar icons of art history and the TV
Thu Aug 23 the American Scene Gallery, on loan from the Whitney College Invitational at the Figge, 10th annual shows, comic books and movies of his youth, Banks’s
Museum of American Art; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. exhibit featuring works by students from Augustana constructions acknowledge, for better and worse, the
Quad City Arts Chalk Art Fest, on 2nd Street 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum College, Black Hawk College, Clinton Community mass media’s headlock-like influence on our tastes; Tue.-
between Perry Street and Pershing Avenue; featuring admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, College, Knox College, Monmouth College, Scott Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free
large-scale… Downtown Davenport, noon Sat Aug 25 Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Community College, St. Ambrose University and Western with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563-
FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun Jun 10 Illinois University; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, 326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport
Bids, Bites and Bloody Marys: Art Off the Wall, Figge Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Jun 9 thru Fri Aug 31
donors at the $125 Benefactor level and above are An Intimate Encounter with Nature, exhibit information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
invited to the 3rd Art Off the Wall event; socialize with of nature paintings by Mary Kline Misol and W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Life Is Beautiful, an exhibition dedicated to the
fellow friends over mimosas and delicious appetizers, photography by Larry Mendenhall; Wed.-Sat. Sun Aug 12 memory of local artist William Martin Jr... MidCoast
while bidding on a selection of art, antiques and 11am-6pm; free; for information, call 563-508-4630 Gallery West, Fri Jun 15 thru Tue Jul 31
collectibles donated by area artists and collectors; $40; or e-mail bereskinartgallery@gmail.com, Bereskin Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak:
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf IA, The Memorial Exhibition 50 Years, 50 Works, John Preston, exhibit of pastel and acrylic landscapes;
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, BereskinArtGallery.com, thru Thu Jun 21 50 Reasons, the exhibit celebrates Sendak’s career Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm; free; for information, call 563-508-
11am Sun Aug 26 with original illustrations as well as drawings featuring 4630 or e-mail bereskinartgallery@gmail.com, Bereskin
David Balluff: Karmageddon, Balluff’s narrative- characters from “Where the Wild Things Are,””Little Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf IA,
Panel Discussion: Remembering John and Isabel based work encourages viewers to journey… Quad City Bear,” and “In the Night Kitchen”; Tue.-Sat. 10am- BereskinArtGallery.com, Sat Jun 23 thru Sat Jul 28
Bloom, executive Director Tim Schiffer will introduce Arts Center, thru Fri Jun 22 5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7
the exhibition “John Bloom: Close to Home” (on view museum admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, Rufino Tamayo, this grouping of seven prints is an
August 25, 2018-January 13, 2019) and will lead a panel Greg Dickinson: News Anchors with Nabisco, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, outstanding representation of Tamayo’s large graphic
discussion with community artists about the work and inspired by iconic pop master Andy Warhol,… Quad City FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun Aug 12 works; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-
lives of John and Isabel Bloom; free; for information, Arts Center, thru Fri Jun 22 5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Colonel Davenport House Exhibits, the new hands- call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu Aug Steve Sinner: Master Woodturner, the exhibition on interactive touchscreen allows visitors… Colonel Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Jul 7 thru Fri
30 highlights nearly 30 examples of Sinner’s solo work and George Davenport House, noon thru Fri Aug 31 Aug 31
collaborations as well as his innovations within the art
Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events, form; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon- Laurel Farrin: No Particular Order, Iowa City artist
demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563-424- 5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for information, Opening This Summer Farrin mixes elements of hard edge painting with
1210… Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Aug 31 call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., references to pop culture in her humorous paintings,
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun Jun 24 Left Bank Art League: Branching Out, individual drawings and videos; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-
interpretations of trees and rivers, with over 25 artists 9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission;
Michael Ryan - Brian Roberts - Trent Foltz, exhibit contributing... MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, Fri Jun 1 for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
of coloristic landscapes by Ryan, stoneware… Quad City thru Tue Jul 31 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat
Arts Art @ the Airport, thru Sun Jul 1 Jul 14 thru Fri Aug 31
Alois Kronschlaeger: Polychromatic
ArtWorks Expo High School Pastel Competition, Contemplations, New York-based Austrian artist Chris Clark, exhibit of art quilting; Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-
exhibit of works by student artists; Wed.-Sat. 11:30am- Kronschlaeger combines weaving, sculpting, and 5:30pm; free; for information, call 563-424-1210 or e-mail

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VISUAL ARTS / Exhibits & Shows / St., Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 6pm Tue
Scott & Rock Island Counties / Jun 5
Opening This Summer
Wine & Art: Make Your Mark -- Bookmarks!, with
2018 Quad Cities Unity Pride Week Ave., Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, Wed Aug 1 thru Fri
Amy Nielsen; enjoy interesting, fun studio art activities
paired with a glass of wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and
“Dancing in the Streets” Streetfest: Fri, Jun 1, & Sat, Jun 2 @ Village of East Davenport Aug 31 great conversation; $20; for information, contact Heather
Aaronson at 563-326-7804 ext. 2045, Figge Art Museum,
Pride Week Activities: Sun, Jun 3, through Sat, Jun 9 @ Various Quad Cities Locations Jessica Teckemeyer, exhibit of sculpture and mixed 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm
media; Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm; free; for... Midcoast at Thu Jun 7

P resented by Quad Cities Fall Pride, QC Pride, the Bucktown Gallery, Wed Aug 1 thru Fri Aug 31
Quad Cities Queer Committee, and numerous Mosaics with Diane Madden, June 9 & 16; local artist,
John Bloom: Close to Home, exhibition on the Diane Madden will lead a… LeClaire Community Library,
other area organizations, businesses, and venues, renowned area artist; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am- 11am Sat Jun 9
nearly a dozen events are scheduled in celebration of 9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission;
2018 Quad Cities Unity Pride Week, which will boast for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, Clay Camp: Raku Pottery Workshop, thru June 14;
nine days of activities and entertainment including 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat this workshop will focus on fundamental techniques
a parade, film screenings, a race through downtown Aug 25 thru Fri Aug 31 of hand-built vessels and small sculptures in a studio
Davenport and, on June 1 and 2, a festival in the Village setting; discussions/demonstrations will also include
of East Davenport. throwing pots on the wheel; with instructors Bonnie
Titled “Dancing in the Streets,” the Saturday and Outlying Areas Grebner & Linda Hardin; $150; for information and to
register, call 563-508-4630 or email bereskinartgallery@
Sunday Streetfest – a Quad Cities Fall Pride fundraiser
presented by Quad Cities Fall Pride and Baked Beer &
Currently on Display gmail.com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State

Bread Co. – will feature live music, food vendors, DJs,
2018 Quad Cities Unity Pride Week -- St., Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 9am Mon
Sultry Night: Selected Works by Grant Wood, the Jun 11
a dunk tank, information booths by area non-profits, June 1 through 9 exhibit features the suite of 19… Des Moines Art Center,
burlesque, a bags tournament, and more. With $5 admission for the entire weekend, the family-friendly Streetfest thru Sun Jun 24 Clay Camp: Wheel and Stoneware, thru June 14; this
will also showcase the talents of the Icons Drag Show, featuring some of the country’s finest impersonators of class is an introduction to working on the potters wheel
artists including Beyoncé, Cher, Janet Jackson, and Whitney Houston. Yayoi Kusama, this focused exhibition celebrates the with clay; you will learn basic techniques of wheel work
On June 3, Pride Week events kick off with a noon to 5 p.m. Family Day at Davenport’s Centennial Park, which Art Center’s… Des Moines Art Center, thru Sun Jul 22 and some hand building with an emphasis on function;
pieces will be glazed in food safe glazes; with instructor
will boast outdoor games and a potluck picnic. That evening, at the Putnam Museum & Science Center, the Special UD for Kids 2018 Exhibit, for information, Karen Brinson; $150; for information and to register,
Giant Screen will boast a 7 p.m. screening of the 2017 comedy/drama Freak Show, a coming of age tale with cast call 563-589-3717 or 563-589-3325… Bisignano Art call 563-508-4630 or email bereskinartgallery@gmail.
members including Emmy nominee Laverne Cox and Oscar nominees Abigail Breslin and Bette Midler. June 4 Gallery - University of Dubuque, thru Fri Aug 17 com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St.,
brings with it Open Mic Comedy at Baked Beer & Bread Co., with Michelle Royal and Tee LeShourne serving as Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 1pm Mon Jun 11
hosts and 20 percent of food sales going to QC Pride. And on June 5, Davenport’s J Bar will host its “A Taste of Pride Art in Roman Life, over 50 works, including coins, glass
Wine Dinner” featuring a silent auction and four-course wine pairing. vessels,… Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru Fri Aug 31 Crafterwork: Hand Lettering 101, learn the art of
QC Pride hosts June 6’s Pink Squirrel Pub Crawl starting at 5 p.m., with participants encouraged to grab a hand lettering from presenter Amber Abel, practice your
drink before heading to downtown Davenport for The Fast and The Fabulous Drag Race on Third Street, a push/ Beyond the Prairie: Midwestern Art from the new skill, then use our art supplies to create a finished
Collection, exhibit showcases the work of artists piece on cardstock to take home; for information, call
pull-cart race with participants competing head-to-head in a bracket-style tournament. The Emmy-nominated inspired… Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru Fri Aug 31 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
documentary We Were Here will enjoy a 5 p.m. Figge Art Museum screening on June 7, with Jenny Lynn Stacy & Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
the Dirty Roosters headlining a Pre-Parade Party in the District of Rock Island on June 8. The morning of June 9 Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon, org, 6pm Mon Jun 11
will feature a Pride Brunch at Davenport’s Radisson hotel, with 10 percent of food sales benefiting QC Pride. And the installation reflects the depth of the… Cedar Rapids
Pride Week will conclude on June 9 with the 2018 Quad Cities Unity Pride Parade, a noon march from downtown Museum of Art, thru Fri Aug 31 Plein Air Evening Pastel, thru June 14; take pastels
Davenport to the District of Rock Island in support of the Quad Cities’ LGBTQ community. outside and paint the scenery around you; learn the
For more information and a full schedule of 2018 Quad Cities Unity Pride Week events, visit QCUnityPride.org. Marvin Cone: An American Vision, a single-gallery set-up of plein aire and paint the landscape during
exhibition that serves as an… Cedar Rapids Museum of “Golden Hour”; warm vibrant colors with cool shadows
Art, thru Fri Aug 31 will accentuate this beautiful medium; with instructor
Iyla Ferguson; $125; for information and to register,
Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker, artistic call 563-508-4630 or email bereskinartgallery@gmail.
takes on the venerated Iowa City… Cedar Rapids com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St.,
Museum of Art, thru Fri Aug 31 Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 5pm Mon Jun 11

Pamphlet Book Binding, a hands-on workshop series
Opening This Summer teaching a variety of book arts presented by the Special
Collections Department of the Davenport Library; for
In the Spirit of Louise Noun, an exhibit of art selected information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
from Noun’s… Des Moines Art Center, Sat Jun 9 thru - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
Fri Aug 31 com, 4:30pm Wed Jun 13

Sterling Ruby: Ceramics, the first museum show to Wood Sign Class, S+H Crafty Design joins East Moline
investigate Ruby’s… Des Moines Art Center, Sat Jun 9 Library to help us… East Moline Public Library, 6pm Wed
thru Fri Aug 31 Jun 13

Sew Much Fun: Soup Cozy, participants may bring
Classes their own machine; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401
June 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm
Thu Jun 14
Beginning Oil Painting, Saturdays thru June 23; learn
to see, draw, and understand value and edges; study Zen Coloring, enjoy active meditation at the library;
color by understanding the importance of color charts; relax your mind and body with soothing music while
grasp the value of composition and learn how light unleashing your creativity as you contemplate and color;
effects color and apply it to a still life; with instructor all materials supplied or feel free to bring your own; free;
Dave Anderson; $125; for information and to register, for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
call 563-508-4630 or email bereskinartgallery@gmail. Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Thu Jun 14
Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 9:30am Sat Jun 2
Make & Take: Rock Painting, travel back in time to
Space Camp, thru June 7; from creating 3D sculptures when pet rocks were cool;… Silvis Public Library, 1pm
to 2D illustrations of your favorite characters, we will be Fri Jun 15
making action posters, character-inspired snowflakes,
lava slime, clay characters, a living land for your alien Exploring Watercolor and Ink Workshop, students
life form, and more; with instructor Pat Bereskin; $125; will sketch in the Figge galleries, then use their drawings
for information and to register, call 563-508-4630 and photos as subject material for their watercolors;
or email bereskinartgallery@gmail.com, Bereskin artist Robyn Smith will share painting and ink layering
Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf IA, techniques while emphasizing form, color-mixing,
BereskinArtGallery.com, 1pm Mon Jun 4 and observational skills; $65-75; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W.
Watercolor Basics 101, with instructor Bob Zeidler; 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat
after years of study, exposure to master watercolorists, Jun 16
and painting on acres of paper, Bob has taken all the
bits of knowledge most helpful to him and accumulated Animal Safari, thru June 21; using Africa as our
them into one short course; $55; for information and to backdrop for adventure, students will draw, paint, craft,
register, call 563-508-4630 or email bereskinartgallery@ silkscreen, and batik; birds, animals, and reptiles will be
gmail.com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State the perfect subjects for this fun-filled camp; learn about
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these exotic and endangered animals; with instructor of Bob’s favorite ways to apply the paint to different
Pat Bereskin; $125; for information and to register, call paper qualities; classes will consist of demos by the
563-508-4630 or email bereskinartgallery@gmail. instructor and time for the student to paint, along with
com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., constructive guidance; $125; for information and to
Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 1pm Mon Jun 18 register, call 563-508-4630 or email bereskinartgallery@
gmail.com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State
Approaches to Watercolor Application, thru June St., Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 6pm Mon
21, with instructor Bob Zeidler; this class focuses on three Jul 16
of Bob’s favorite ways to apply the paint to different
paper qualities; classes will consist of demos by the Summer Drawing Program, thru July 20; high
instructor and time for the student to paint, along with school students get a college-level art experience;
constructive guidance; $125; for information and to the program boosts portfolios and allows individual
register, call 563-508-4630 or email bereskinartgallery@ time with topnotch professors and interaction with art
gmail.com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State students from area schools; students supply their own
St., Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 6pm Mon newsprint pad and portfolio; all other supplies provided;
Jun 18 $50; for information, contact Heather Aaronson at
haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 563-345-6630,
Decorative Lettering, thru June 21; we will learn Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
unique cursive writing, calligraphy and new letter FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Mon Jul 16
designs; in addition to stationery making, you will learn
the fun techniques of pop-up cards, note cards, boxes, Intro to Illustration, thru July 20; illustration is art
and more; with instructors Marilyn Buel & Pat Bereskin; that helps tell or expand on a story; taught by a working
$125; for information and to register, call 563-508-4630 Illustrator, this class explores how to do that; with
or email bereskinartgallery@gmail.com, Bereskin instructor Paul Lange; $125; for information and to
Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf IA, register, call 563-508-4630 or email bereskinartgallery@
BereskinArtGallery.com, 9am Mon Jun 18 Future Islands @ Codfish Hollow Barn - August 29 gmail.com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State
St., Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 1pm Tue
Hand Lettering 101, with Hannah of Nourished Jul 17
Lettering; learn how to turn your handwriting into Beaded Bracelets, learn how to make a beaded figure- Japanese Stab Binding, a hands-on workshop series
beautiful artwork; free; for information, call 563-326- eight bracelet; learn how to work with assorted glass or teaching a variety of book arts presented by the Special Boho Beading Class, adult can try their hands at
7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, clay beads, bead stringing wire, crimp beads, a crimper Collections Department of the Davenport Library; for beading; free; for information,… LeClaire Community
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jun tool and clasps; walk away with a completed bracelet information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Library, 11am Sat Jul 21
21 ready to wear; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 com, 4:30pm Wed Jul 11 Accordion Binding, a hands-on workshop series
Crafterwork: Alcohol Ink Washer Necklace, Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm teaching a variety of book arts presented by the Special
participants will learn how to use one technique Thu Jun 28 Sew Much Fun: Hot Pads, participants may bring their Collections Department of the Davenport Library; for
with alcohol inks to create a beautiful necklace using own machine; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
hardware washers; all materials supplied; free; for Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public July St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Wed com, 4:30pm Wed Jul 25
Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, Jul 11
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Fri Jun 22 Painting the Clothed Model in Acrylic, Thursdays Creative Critter Knitting, learn how to cast on, knit,
thru July 26; orking from the live model, explore the Wine & Art: Art for Fun!, with Marcia Moore; enjoy and purl (required!) and make easy, portable projects
Plein Air Sketching in Watercolor, workshop on freedom and discipline of painting the figure in acrylic; interesting, fun studio art activities paired with a glass with those odds and ends of yarn; free; for information,
how to record your day and surroundings with easily with instructor Brad Bisbey; $125; for information and to of wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and great conversation; call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
portable watercolor; with instructor John Preston; register, call 563-508-4630 or email bereskinartgallery@ $20; for information, contact Heather Aaronson at 563- Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
$50-75; for information and to register, call 563-508- gmail.com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State 326-7804 ext. 2045, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., 2pm Thu Jul 26
4630 or email bereskinartgallery@gmail.com, Bereskin St., Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 11am Thu Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Jul 12
Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf IA, Jul 5 DIY Printmaking, the basics of creating your own
BereskinArtGallery.com, 10am Sat Jun 23 Make & Take: Baking Soda Rockets, learn about linocut stamp to use at home; supplies will be provided,
Beginning Oil Painting, Saturdays thru July 28; learn what it takes to get to space by… Silvis Public Library, but feel free to bring something to print on (fabric,
Crafty Creations, thru June 28; Zentangle a hanging to see, draw, and understand value and edges; study 1pm Fri Jul 13 envelopes, tags); free; for information, call 563-326-
lamp for your home, create your own designer tennis color by understanding the importance of color charts; 7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street,
shoes, and more; with instructor Pat Bereskin; $125; grasp the value of composition and learn how light Painting: Watercolor Wonders, brush up on Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Jul
for information and to register, call 563-508-4630 effects color and apply it to a still life; with instructor your watercolor skills and show your flair for this very 30
or email bereskinartgallery@gmail.com, Bereskin Dave Anderson; $125; for information and to register, versatile medium; artist Raphael Iaccarino will share
Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf IA, call 563-508-4630 or email bereskinartgallery@gmail. tips and techniques that will help you make vibrant,
BereskinArtGallery.com, 1pm Mon Jun 25 com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., colorful paintings that shine with your special styles; August
Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 9:30am Sat Jul 7 $40-50; for information and to register, call 563-326-
Italy: Renaissance Arts & Crafts, thru June 28; 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Wine & Art: When the Circus Came to Town,
campers will make shields, Venetian masks, frescos, Card Making with Donna Banta, each participant FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Jul 14 with Gloria Burlingame; enjoy interesting, fun studio
glass jewelry, journal travel book and illuminated will make three different cards; free; for information,… art activities paired with a glass of wine, light hors
letters, and more; with instructor Pat Bereskin; $125; LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat Jul 7 Watercolor Basics 101, with instructor Bob Zeidler; d’oeuvres, and great conversation; featuring a different
for information and to register, call 563-508-4630 after years of study, exposure to master watercolorists, art medium each month, you’ll create finished art works
or email bereskinartgallery@gmail.com, Bereskin Focus on Digital Photography, thru July 12; and painting on acres of paper, Bob has taken all the to display in your home in these cool, casual studio
Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf IA, we will study portraiture, still life, motion, close up bits of knowledge most helpful to him and accumulated sessions; $20; for information, contact Heather Aaronson
BereskinArtGallery.com, 9am Mon Jun 25 and landscape photography; students will practice them into one short course; $55; for information and to at 563-326-7804 ext. 2045, Figge Art Museum, 225 W.
techniques learned with their own cell phones in the register, call 563-508-4630 or email bereskinartgallery@ 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu
Crafterwork: Shower Fizzie, place the completed studio and on location; with instructor Hillary Puglisi; gmail.com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State Aug 2
scent ball on the floor of your shower to let the steam $125; for information and to register, call 563-508-4630 St., Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 6pm Sat Jul
carry up the amazing scent; all materials supplied; free; or email bereskinartgallery@gmail.com, Bereskin 14 and Tue Jul 24 Approaches to Watercolor Application, Saturdays
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf IA, thru Aug. 25, with instructor Bob Zeidler; this class
Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, BereskinArtGallery.com, 1pm Mon Jul 9 Approaches to Watercolor Application, thru July focuses on three of Bob’s favorite ways to apply the
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Jun 26 19, with instructor Bob Zeidler; this class focuses on three paint to different paper qualities; classes will consist
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VISUAL ARTS / Classes / August workshop, artist Karen Brinson will teach students
how to hand-build a platter step-by-step; learn how
to roll out raw clay, slump it over a mold to create the
form, and how to shape and securely attach handles;
of demos by the instructor and time for the student to $40-50; for information and to register, call 563-326-
paint; $125; for information and to register, call 563-508- 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
4630 or email bereskinartgallery@gmail.com, Bereskin FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Aug 18
Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf IA,
BereskinArtGallery.com, 9am Sat Aug 4 Relief Printing Linocut, a hands-on workshop series
teaching a variety of book arts presented by the Special
Crafting with Jenn: Stenciled Wood Signs, Jenn Collections Department of the Davenport Library; for
Voss will teach us how to create stenciled wooden… information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat Aug 4 - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 4:30pm Wed Aug 22
Exploring Abstractions in Pastel, learn to develop
and create abstractions from start to finish, and
come away with new ideas to explore; with instructor Calls For Entry
Debora Stewart; $150/one day, $225/both days;
for information and to register, call 563-508-4630 Call for Entry: Living Proof Exhibit, Living Proof
or e-mail bereskinartgallery@gmail.com, Bereskin Exhibit, which provides the therapeutic benefits of the
Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf IA, arts to people impacted by cancer, is seeking entries
BereskinArtGallery.com, 9am Sat Aug 4 and Sun Aug 5 for its annual exhibition to be held from September
6-December 9; all cancer survivors or patients within
Watercolor Basics 101, with instructor Bob Zeidler; a 200-mile radius of the Quad-Cities are eligible
after years of study, exposure to master watercolorists, to submit up to five works; for information, e-mail
and painting on acres of paper, Bob has taken all the livingproofexhibit@gmail.com, Figge Art Museum, 225
bits of knowledge most helpful to him and accumulated W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, LivingProofExhibit.org, thru
them into one short course; $55; for information and to Fri Jun 15
register, call 563-508-4630 or email bereskinartgallery@
gmail.com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State Call for Artists: Quad City Arts Chalk Art Fest,
St., Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 6pm Tue Aug enter the competition (with over $1,500 in… Downtown
7 and Wed Aug 22 Davenport, thru Fri Aug 10
Walter Lukens @ Daytrotter - July 6
Hand Lettering 101 with Hannah Eddy, a hands-
on workshop series teaching a variety of book arts
presented by the Special Collections Department of MUSIC Pre-Parade Party: Jenny Lynn Stacy & the Dirty Bettendorf Park Band, free, with an ice cream social
the Davenport Library; for information, call 563-326- Roosters, concert hosted by QC Pride; 5pm gates, 7pm by Churches United of… Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell,
7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, Concerts concert… The District of Rock Island, 7pm Fri Jun 8 7:30pm Fri Jun 15
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4:30pm Wed
Aug 8 Scott & Rock Island Counties Quad City Wind Ensemble, free, with an ice cream Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music
social by Riverside Foursquare Church;… Bill Bowe played on two pianos by highly skilled… The Circa ‘21
Sew Much Fun: Placemats, participants may bring June Memorial Bandshell, 7:30pm Fri Jun 8 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Jun 15
their own machine; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 Bettendorf Park Band, free, with an ice cream social The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece Boy Band Review, outdoor concert with the boy-band
19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm by Redeemer Lutheran Church;… Bill Bowe Memorial big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm tribute musicians, featuring an opening… The District of
Thu Aug 9 Bandshell, 7:30pm Fri Jun 1 Fri Jun 8 Rock Island, 8pm Sat Jun 16

Bird Fest, presented by Goldbird Recordings; for ages Gumbo Ya Ya, Cajun, Zydeco, and jazz bands will Indoor Beach Party: Doug Brundies Big Acoustic
19+; $12-15… Daytrotter, 5pm Fri Jun 1 tantalize your ears, while… Great River Plaza, 4pm Sat Show - The Boat Drunks - Bluffett, inaugural event
Jun 9 with food, full bars, and frozen drinks; Davenport’s…
The Smoking Popes, concert with the touring Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 4pm Sat Jun 16
pop-punk musicians, featuring an opening set… The Moeller Nights: Buffalo Gospel, concert with
Redstone Room, 9pm Fri Jun 1 Milwaukee-based alt-country musicians; $12-17… Triple Moeller Nights: The Tillers, concert with the touring
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat Jun 9 Americana musicians, featuring an opening set… Triple
Diane Coffee, concert with the alt-rock singer/ Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat Jun 16
songwriter; $12-15… Daytrotter, 8pm Sat Jun 2 Selwyn Birchwood, the Mississippi Valley Blues
Society presents a concert with the… Moline Viking Machine Gun Willie, an outdoor event in the Summer
Life is Beautiful NAMI Music Benefit Fest, a Club, 6pm Sun Jun 10 Concert Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Jun
memorial concert and silent art auction sponsored by 17
The ARTery;… Bier Stube Moline, 2pm Sat Jun 2 The Stone Flowers, an outdoor event in the Summer
Concert Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Jun Moeller Nights: Reuben & the Darkd, concert with
Froggy Fresh, concert with rapper Tyler Stephen 10 the indie-folk band from Calgary, Alberta, featuring an…
Cassidy; $15… Daytrotter, 7pm Sun Jun 3 Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sun
Moeller Nights: Bat Fangs, indie-rock concert with Jun 17
Moeller Nights: Jesse Marchant, concert with the guitarist/singer Betsy Wright and drummer Laura King…
Canadian singer-songwriter known by his stage name Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Mon Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Workshop &
JBM;… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Jun 11 Matinee Series: Pippi Ardennia & Daniel Leahy,
Sun Jun 3 featuring a 3pm Jazz Demystifying Workshop ($5 for
Celtic Woman: Homecoming, concert with adults, free for… The Redstone Room, 3pm Sun Jun 17
The 309, an outdoor event in the Summer Concert the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling
Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Jun 3 international musicians; $42-102... Adler Theatre, 7pm Moeller Nights: Adam Faucett, concert with the
Tue Jun 12 Little Rock-based singer/songwriter, featuring opening
Caroline Rose, concert with the pop singer/songwriter; sets by… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel,
$10 adv / $12 day of… The Redstone Room, 7pm Mon Marah in the Mainsail - Avon Dale, cinematic alt-folk 7pm Wed Jun 20
Jun 4 ensemble in concert; featuring an opening set by… The
Redstone Room, 7:30pm Tue Jun 12 An Evening with the Ernie Peniston Band, concert
BEEs, an event in the Bettendorf Public Library’s with the musicians inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall…
Summer Concert Series;… Faye’s Field, 6:30pm Thu Moeller Nights: The Coathangers, concert with the The Redstone Room, 8pm Thu Jun 21
Jun 7 punk-rock band from Atlanta, featuring an opening…
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Wed Angela Meyer, an event in the Bettendorf Public
Dani Lynne Howe Band, outdoor event in the Moline Jun 13 Library’s Summer Concert Series;… Faye’s Field, 6:30pm
Centre Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street Thu Jun 21
Landing Plaza, 7pm Thu Jun 7 Old Shoe & Lowdown Brass Band Horns Perform
Paul Simon, the folk and roots-rock musicians perform EEEKS, concert with the South American power-pop
Lewis Knudsen Plays James Taylor, concert with the from Simon’s repertoire; $12… The Redstone Room, 8pm and avant-garde musicians, featuring… Daytrotter, 8pm
multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter based in Rock Thu Jun 14 Thu Jun 21
Island; $15 adv… The Redstone Room, 7:30pm Thu Jun 7
The Crooked Cactus Band, outdoor event in the Moeller Nights: The Dip, concert with the touring
Moeller Nights: Animal Years, concert with the Moline Centre Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass soul and roots musicians; $8-12… Triple Crown Whiskey
Brooklyn-based indie rockers; $12-15… Triple Crown Street Landing Plaza, 7pm Thu Jun 14 Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Thu Jun 21
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Thu Jun 7
Whoozdads?, an event in the Bettendorf Public Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls, outdoor event in the
Anvil, concert with the legendary rockers in their Library’s Summer Concert Series;… Faye’s Field, 6:30pm Moline Centre Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass
“Pounding the Pavement… RIBCO, 8pm Fri Jun 8 Thu Jun 14 Street Landing Plaza, 7pm Thu Jun 21
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MUSIC / Concerts / subversive folkster duo who sing… LeClaire Community
Scott & Rock Island Counties / June Library, 6:30pm Thu Jul 5

2018 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival All Sweat Productions Presents: Michael Jackson,
Big River Brass Band, free, with an ice cream social by
Big River Brass… Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, 7:30pm
a live music project aimed at gathering the best Fri Jul 6
Friday, July 6, and Saturday, July 7 @ LeClaire Park, musicians… The Redstone Room, 8pm Fri Jun 22
400 Beiderbecke Drive, Davenport IA Moeller Nights: The Hood Internet, concert with the
Rock the Lot At CASI: 90’s Daughter, the popular Chicago-based hip hop and indie-rock duo of… Triple

T he formidable talents of Walter Trout, Jonny Lang, band 90’s Daughter will perform while you, your… CASI Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 9pm Fri Jul 6
Shaun Murphy, and many others will be showcased (Center for Active Seniors), 6pm Fri Jun 22
when the Mississippi Valley Blues Society hosts the 2018 Walker Lukens, concert with the Austin-based
The DCamp Family Band, free, with an ice cream singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist; $10-12…
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport’s LeClaire
social by Bettendorf Presbyterian Church;… Bill Bowe Daytrotter, 8pm Fri Jul 6
Park, the July 6 and 7 outdoor event boasting exhilarat- Memorial Bandshell, 7:30pm Fri Jun 22
ing sets with national, regional, and local blues artists Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, weekend
and interactive presentations for kids in the society’s Roeder Musical Trio, this seasoned group will perform celebration of local, regional, and national blues acts,
popular BlueSKool program. a mixture of country, rock… LeClaire Community Library, featuring concert headliners, vendors, children’s
On July 6, the festivities begin with a 5 p.m. Tribute 11am Sat Jun 23 activities, and more; Fri. $15, Sat. $25, two-day $35; for
to Ellis Kell, held in honor of the beloved area musician information, e-mail mvbs@mvbs.org or call 563-322-
and longtime spearhead for Davenport’s River Music The Knockoffs, an outdoor event in the Summer 5837, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr., Davenport IA,
Experience, with former members of the Ellis Kell Band Concert Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Jun MVBS.org, Fri Jul 6 and Sat Jul 7
and special guests performing some of Kell’s most well- 24
known and adored blues tunes. Called “thoroughly Walter Trout performs at the 2018 Mississippi 4th Annual Dawn & On Music Festival, fourth-
Moeller Nights: Jaws of Love., concert with Local annual outdoor music festival with scheduled
engrossing and ultra-soulful” by NoDepression.com, Valley Blues Festival -- July 6 and 7 Natives’ Kelcey Ayer, featuring an opening set… Triple performances by The Dawn,… Len Brown’s North Shore
Nebraska’s Kris Lager Band takes the LeClaire Park Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Tue Jun 26 Inn, noon Sat Jul 7
Bandshell stage at 6:30 p.m., playing hits from their 15-year repertoire as well as songs from the ensemble’s latest
album Love Songs & Life Lines. And with the Avery/Grouws Band playing on the park’s Pedigo/Jones Stage in between Class of ‘82, an event in the Bettendorf Public Library’s Soul Storm, an outdoor event in the Summer Concert
bandshell acts, 8:30 p.m. brings with it a sizzling set by Walter Trout, the blues guitarist and singer/songwriter who Summer Concert Series;… Faye’s Field, 6:30pm Thu Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Jul 8
has collaborated with the legendary likes of Percy Mayfield and John Lee Hooker, and was awarded two 2016 Blues Jun 28
Music Awards for Song of the Year “Gonna Live Again” and Rock Blues Album of the Year Battle Scars. Babaloo, children’s musician entertains families
The following day’s July 7 schedule, with All Sweat Productions presenting local talent on the Pedigo/Jones Stage Gray Wolf Band, outdoor event in the Moline Centre with singing and stomping, dancing and… LeClaire
between acts, starts with a 1 p.m. bandshell set by area favorites The Peña Brothers, followed by a 2:30 concert Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street Landing Community Library, 6pm Mon Jul 9
with Mississippi-based blues man Anthony “Big A” Sherrod. A true blues prodigy takes the bandshell stage at 4:30 Plaza, 7pm Thu Jun 28
p.m., when 14-year-old guitarist/vocalist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer demonstrates the musical talents that led to a Moeller Nights: Marker, concert featuring Ken
Broadway stint in The School of Rock and casting in NBC’s recently televised Jesus Christ Superstar. At 6:30 p.m., the
Moeller Nights: Ciaran Lavery, concert with the Irish Vandermark, Andrew Clinkman, Steve Marquette, Macie
singer/songwriter, featuring an opening set by… Triple Stewart,… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel,
Blues Fest hosts a set with renowned singer/songwriter Shaun Murphy, a former member of the band Little Feat
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Thu Jun 28 7pm Wed Jul 11
whose Ask for the Moon album was nominated for three Grammy Awards and won two Blues Blast Awards. And the
weekend’s festivities conclude with Jonny Lang at 8:30 p.m., the blues, gospel, and rock vocalist/guitarist who has That’ll Be the Day: A Tribute to Buddy Holly & the Corporate Rock, outdoor event in the Moline Centre
had five albums on the Billboard Top 200 chart and won a Grammy for his 2006 album Turn Around. Crickets, Todd Meredith and the Rave-Ons will take you Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street Landing
In addition to this year’s concert sets, the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival will feature a trio of family-themed on a… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 7:15pm Thu Jun 28 Plaza, 7pm Thu Jul 12
events in the BlueSKool lineup: a 2 p.m. musical presentation with the Ellis Kell Winter Blues All-Stars; 3:30 p.m. blues-
harmonica lessons with the great David Berntson; and a 5 p.m. Delta Blues session with Anthony “Big A” Sherrod. Kidstock Session I Concert, camp-ending concert Lewis Knudsen, an event in the Bettendorf Public
Admission to this year’s Mississippi Valley Blues Festival is $15-20 on July 6, $25 on July 7, and $35-45 for a weekend for the students who took part in workshops… The Library’s Summer Concert Series;… Faye’s Field, 6:30pm
pass. For more information and tickets, call (563)322-5837 or visit MVBS.org. Redstone Room, 6pm Fri Jun 29 Thu Jul 12

Maple City Band, free, with an ice cream social by Moeller Nights: Whitney Rose, concert with the
EXHIBITION OPENING Bettendorf Lions Club;… Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, country musician from Prince Edward Island, Canada;…
7:30pm Fri Jun 29 Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Thu
Jul 12

Steve Banks: Moeller Nights: Ruby Boots, concert with the
Australian singer-songwriter who sings Americana
music, featuring… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
Bettendorf Park Band, free, with an ice cream social
by National Alliance on… Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell,

Pop Culture Palimpsest Motel, 7pm Fri Jun 29

Rock the District: Bush, outdoor concert with the
English rockers, featuring an opening set… The District
7:30pm Fri Jul 13

Kidstock at Camp Abe Lincoln Concert, camp-
ending concert for the students who took part in
of Rock Island, 7pm Fri Jun 29 workshops… YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln, Fri Jul 13
JUNE 9-SEPTEMBER 2, 2018
Sugarland, concert with the country-music duo of Moeller Nights: Jonny P, concert with the Nashville-
singer-songwriters Jennifer Nettles and Kristian… based singer/songwriter; $12-17… Triple Crown Whiskey
TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Fri Jun 29 Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Fri Jul 13

That’ll Be the Day: A Tribute to Buddy Holly & the The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece
Crickets, Todd Meredith and the Rave-Ons will take you big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm
on a… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1pm Fri Jun 29 Fri Jul 13

Moeller Nights: Banditos, concert with the six-piece Chris Avey Band, an outdoor event in the Summer
rock and roll band led by… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Concert Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Jul
Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sat Jun 30 15

Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Workshop &
July Matinee Series, featuring a 3pm Jazz Demystifying
Workshop ($5 for adults, free for… The Redstone Room,
Funktastic Five, an outdoor event in the Summer 3pm Sun Jul 15
Concert Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Jul 1
Moeller Nights: Howlin’ Rain, concert with the
Moeller Nights: Cuss Cuss – An Evening with psychedelic and blues-rock musicians based in San…
Derrick C. Brown & Lizzy Ellison, poetry and music Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Wed
with author Brown and musician Ellison; $10-15… Triple Jul 18
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Sun Jul 1
Minus Six, outdoor event in the Moline Centre Summer
Jim and Carol Bowe - Bettendorf Park Band, free; Concert Series; food and… Bass Street Landing Plaza,
part of Bettendorf’s Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration; 7pm Thu Jul 19
in… Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, 6pm Wed Jul 4
The Dawn, an event in the Bettendorf Public Library’s
10 of Soul, an event in the Bettendorf Public Library’s Summer Concert Series;… Faye’s Field, 6:30pm Thu Jul
Summer Concert Series;… Faye’s Field, 6:30pm Thu Jul 5 19
Steve Banks, Big Day, 2017, mixed media construction, Courtesy of the artist. Photo: FIgge Art Museum
50 Shades of Rock, outdoor event in the Moline Centre CASI New Horizons Band, free, with an ice cream
Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street Landing social by National Alliance on… Bill Bowe Memorial
Davenport, Iowa • 563.326.7804 Plaza, 7pm Thu Jul 5 Bandshell, 7:30pm Fri Jul 20
www.figgeartmuseum.org
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Here Come the Mummies, all-ages show with the Moeller Nights: Rayland Baxter, concert with the
tighty wrapped rockers; $25+, Rhythm City Casino alternative country musician from Nashville, Tennessee;
Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA, $15-20… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel,
RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Fri Jul 20 7pm Thu Aug 2

Hairbanger’s Ball, outdoor anniversary party for the Reckless Ruby & the Fire, outdoor event in the Moline
Daiquiri Factory (14 years) and… The District of Rock Centre Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street
Island, 8pm Sat Jul 21 Landing Plaza, 7pm Thu Aug 2

The Stone Flowers, an outdoor event in the Summer Toby Keith, country star performs a Mississippi Valley
Concert Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Jul Fair grandstand concert; available… Mississippi Valley
22 Fairgrounds, 8pm Thu Aug 2

Maggie Koerner, concert with the alternative-pop 2018 Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival,
singer/songwriter; $8 adv / $10 day of… The Redstone annual celebration of the area-born jazz-trumpet
Room, 7:30pm Wed Jul 25 legend, featuring more than two dozen concert sets at
the Rhythm City Casino (Aug. 2-4) and Putnam Museum
Moeller Nights: Castlecomer, concert with the (Aug. 2); for information, call 563-324-7170, Rhythm City
Australian five-five rock outfit, featuring an opening… Casino, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA, BixSociety.org,
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Wed Thu Aug 2 thru Sat Aug 4
Jul 25
Kidstock Session II Concert, camp-ending concert
Blackstones, an event in the Bettendorf Public for the students who took part in workshops… The
Library’s Summer Concert Series;… Faye’s Field, 6:30pm Redstone Room, 6pm Fri Aug 3
Thu Jul 26
Theory of a Deadman, Canadian rockers perform a
High Top Fade, outdoor event in the Moline Centre Mississippi Valley Fair grandstand concert; available…
Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street Landing Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 8pm Fri Aug 3
Plaza, 7pm Thu Jul 26
Billy Currington, country star performs a Mississippi
Bettendorf Park Band Favorite’s Concert, free, with Valley Fair grandstand concert; available… Mississippi
an ice cream social by JFK Catholic School… Bill Bowe Valley Fairgrounds, 8pm Sat Aug 4
Memorial Bandshell, 7:30pm Fri Jul 27
Justin Moore, country star performs a Mississippi
Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music Valley Fair grandstand concert; available… Mississippi
played on two pianos by highly skilled… The Circa ‘21 Valley Fairgrounds, 8pm Sun Aug 5
Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Jul 28
Moonshine Run, an outdoor event in the Summer
Code 415, an outdoor event in the Summer Concert Concert Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Aug
Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Jul 29 5

Chris Young, country star performs a Mississippi Valley Minus Six, an event in the Bettendorf Public Library’s
Fair grandstand concert; available… Mississippi Valley Summer Concert Series;… Faye’s Field, 6:30pm Thu
Fairgrounds, 8pm Tue Jul 31 Aug 9

The Stone Flowers, outdoor event in the Moline
August Centre Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street
Landing Plaza, 7pm Thu Aug 9
Sublime with Rome, alternative rockers Eric Wilson,
formerly of the band Sublime, and… Mississippi Valley Kofi Baker’s Psychedelic Trip, psychedelic rock
Fairgrounds, 8pm Wed Aug 1 musicians in concert; $10 adv / $12 day of… The
Redstone Room, 8pm Fri Aug 10
Bix Porch Party, featuring a performance by Don Estes
& the Prairie Ramblers, hot dogs and lemonade, and Moeller Nights: Sammy Brue, concert with the
old-fashioned fun; free; for information, call 563-326- 16-year-old singer/songwriter, featuring an opening set
7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, by… Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 11am Thu Aug 2 Fri Aug 10

Doug Brundies Big Acoutic Show, an event in the The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece
Bettendorf Public Library’s Summer Concert Series;… big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm
Faye’s Field, 6:30pm Thu Aug 2 Fri Aug 10
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MUSIC / Concerts / blues pioneer; $20; for tickets… Englert Theatre, 8pm
Scott & Rock Island Counties / August Fri Jun 8

Real Estate, concert with the New Jersey-based
Ya Maka My Weekend, the “Original District Festival” rockers, featuring opening sets by… Codfish Hollow
celebrates Caribbean culture with ethnic foods, live… Barn, 8pm Fri Jun 8
Great River Plaza, 4pm Sat Aug 11
The Tornadoes Blues Band, a blues concert in the
North of 40, an outdoor event in the Summer Concert Village Green Summer Concert Series; bring lawn… The
Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Aug 12 Village Green, 7pm Fri Jun 8

The Tailfins, outdoor event in the Moline Centre Winterland, Summer of the Arts presents a family-
Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street Landing friendly event in the 2018… Downtown Iowa City,
Plaza, 7pm Thu Aug 16 6:30pm Fri Jun 8

Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops: Pet Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos, a sing-along musical-
Sounds Live – A Beach Boys Celebration, annual comedy show with Dave & Ted; old-time favorites at 3 &
summer concert with the Quad City Symphony 7… Central DeWitt Performing Arts Center, Sat Jun 9
Orchestra... LeClaire Park, 7:30pm Sat Aug 18
Phil Heywood, a LilFest concert with the Mount
Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music Vernon native and protégée… Uptown Theatre, 7:30pm
played on two pianos by highly skilled… The Circa ‘21 Sat Jun 9
Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Aug 18
Adam Miller, all-ages, family-friendly concert with the
Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & folk singer and storyteller; 6pm… Ca D’Zan, 6pm Sun
Matinee Series, featuring a 3pm Jazz Demystifying Jun 10
Workshop ($5 for adults, free for… The Redstone Room,
3pm Sun Aug 19 Mike & the Moonpies, an outdoor concert in the
Levitt AMP Galva Music Series presented… Wiley Park,
Smooth Groove, an outdoor event in the Summer Sun Jun 10
Concert Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Aug
19 Brass Transit Authority, a concert in the Village Green
Summer Concert Series; bring lawn chairs… The Village
Moeller Nights: Pedro the Lion, concert with the Green, 7pm Fri Jun 15
indie rock band from Seattle, Washington; $25… Triple
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Mon Aug 20 Dandelion Stompers, Summer of the Arts presents a
family-friendly event in the 2018… Downtown Iowa City,
The Candymakers, outdoor event in the Moline 6:30pm Fri Jun 15
Centre Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street
Landing Plaza, 7pm Thu Aug 23 The Prince Experience, a concert in the Nitefall on the
River series; $20-25… Simon Estes Amphitheater, 8pm
Free Fallin: A Tribute to Tom Petty, concert with Fri Jun 15
the tribute musicians; $20 plus fees, Rhythm City Casino
Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA, Middle Western, an outdoor evening event in the
RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Sat Aug 25 CRST Concerts at the Creek… Indian Creek Nature
Center, Sat Jun 16
Pocket Change, an outdoor event in the Summer
Concert Series; food and… Runners Park, 4pm Sun Aug The Lacs, a concert in the Nitefall on the River series;
26 $20-25… Brenton Skating Plaza, 8pm Sat Jun 16

Soul Storm, outdoor event in the Moline Centre The Nadas, a concert in the Nitefall on the River series;
Summer Concert Series; food and… Bass Street Landing $20-25… Simon Estes Amphitheater, 7:30pm Sat Jun 16
Plaza, 7pm Thu Aug 30
Stars Go Dim, an outdoor concert in the Levitt AMP
Galva Music Series presented… Wiley Park, Sun Jun 17
Outlying Areas
Brothers Osborne, outdoor concert with the chart-
June topping, Grammy-nominated country duo; $35-65; for…
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, 8pm Fri Jun 22
Broadway Concert with the Stars w/ Andrea
McAardle, concert featuring the Tony-nominated star Dave Zollo & the Body Electric with Brian
of the original Broadway production… Timber Lake Johannesen, Summer of the Arts presents a family-
Playhouse, 7pm Fri Jun 1 friendly event in the 2018… Downtown Iowa City,
6:30pm Fri Jun 22
David Bromberg Quintet, concert with the
Americana singer/songwriter and his ensemble; $27-32;
for… CSPS/Legion Arts, 8pm Fri Jun 1

Iowa Arts Festival: Pieta Brown and Joan
Osborne, concert with the Iowa folk singer/songwriter
and Grammy-winning, multi-platinum-selling
performer;… Downtown Iowa City, 7pm Fri Jun 1

Jordan Danielsen, a soul concert in the Village Green
Summer Concert Series; bring lawn… The Village Green,
7pm Fri Jun 1

Mel Parsons, all-ages, family-friendly concert with the
indie-folk and alternative-country singer/songwriter
from… Ca D’Zan, 6pm Fri Jun 1

Turnbuckle II Comedy & Music Festival, weekend
featuring some of the greatest… Codfish Hollow Barn,
7pm Fri Jun 1 and Sat Jun 2

Euforquestra w/ Heatbox, Aaron Kamm & the
One Drops, a concert in the Nitefall on the River series;
$15-20… Simon Estes Amphitheater, 7pm Sat Jun 2 and
Sun Jun 3

Iowa Arts Festival, free concerts on the mainstage…
Downtown Iowa City, 10am Sat Jun 2

Vandoliers, an outdoor concert in the Levitt AMP Galva
Music Series presented… Wiley Park, Sun Jun 3
Ernie Peniston @ the Redstone Room - June 21
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Dylan Scott, platinum-selling country star in a Henry The Candymakers, Summer of the Arts presents a
County Fair concert… Henry County Fairgrounds, 7pm family-friendly event in the 2018… Downtown Iowa City,
Fri Jun 22 6:30pm Fri Aug 17

Moeller Nights: Langhorne Slim & the Lost at Last Peter Cetera, pop singer/songwriter in an Iowa State
Band, concert with the alt-rock and Americana singer/ Fair grandstand concert, with special guests Blood,
songwriter and his ensemble;… Codfish Hollow Barn, Sweat, & Tears featuring Bo Bice; $27-37 plus fair-
7pm Fri Jun 22 entrance fees; for information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa
State Fairgrounds, East 30th Street & East University Ave.,
Music IC: The Dark Side of the Moon, the Solera Des Moines IA, IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Sat Aug 18
Quartet performing an arrangement of Pink Floyd’s
classic… Englert Theatre, 7:30pm Fri Jun 22 Florida Georgia Line, country duo in an Iowa
State Fair grandstand concert, with special guest
Royce Johns, a country-music concert in the Village Jillian Jacqueline; $75-80 plus fair-entrance fees; for
Green Summer Concert Series; bring lawn… The Village information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State Fairgrounds,
Green, 7pm Fri Jun 22 East 30th Street & East University Ave., Des Moines IA,
IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Sun Aug 19
Andy Frasco & the U.N., an outdoor evening event in
the CRST Concerts at the Creek… Indian Creek Nature Shade of Blue, Summer of the Arts presents a family-
Center, Sat Jun 23 friendly event in the 2018… Downtown Iowa City,
6:30pm Fri Aug 24
Sones de Mexico Ensemble, an outdoor concert in
the Levitt AMP Galva Music Series presented… Wiley Moeller Nights: Future Islands, concert with the
Park, Sun Jun 24 synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland; food…
Codfish Hollow Barn, 8pm Wed Aug 29
Banjoy, a bluegrass concert in the Village Green
Summer Concert Series; bring lawn… The Village Green, Younger, Summer of the Arts presents a family-friendly
7pm Fri Jun 29 event in the 2018… Downtown Iowa City, 6:30pm Fri
Aug 31
Interdependence Share-Fest, Hidden Grove
Homestead presents two nights of… Downtown New
Windsor, Fri Jun 29 thru Sat Jun 30 Classes & Events
Iowa City Jazz Festival, annual musical extravaganza
Ruby Boots @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel - June 29 Music Speaks: Learn About Music Therapy,
with concert headliners, three… University of Iowa learn about what music therapy can do for you, and
Pentacrest, Fri Jun 29 and Sat Jun 30 Great Jones County Fair, 800 N. Maple St., Monticello IA, inspiration, featuring… Downtown Cedar Rapids, Fri see a demo of how music therapists use small musical
GreatJonesCountyFair.com/2018, 8pm Fri Jul 20 Aug 3 thru Sun Aug 5 instruments, such as lap drums, to work with clients; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
July The Feralings, Summer of the Arts presents a family- Kris Lager, an outdoor concert in the Levitt AMP Galva Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL,
friendly event in the 2018… Downtown Iowa City, Music Series presented… Wiley Park, Sun Aug 5 RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Jun 13
Third Annual Baby Blues & BBQ Fest, featuring 6:30pm Fri Jul 20
performances by Brooklyn Ed and Spider, Carefree Casting Crowns, contemporary Christians musicians in Get Jazzed! with Craig Heidgerken, this workshop is
Highwaymen, Mr. Kells Band, The Smokers, and Kid Rock and Ted Nugent, rock legends perform an Iowa State Fair grandstand concert, with an opening designed to demystify the “Jazz approach” to music and
Sugardaddys, plus the Best BBQ East of Texas and a grandstand concert in the Great Jones County Fair; set by Matthew West; $30-45 plus fair-entrance fees; for give you the basic skills to start your journey into Jazz
premium craft beer specials; 5-11pm; Downtown Port $55-65; for information, call 319-465-3275, Great information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Guitar; the workshop will include basic chords, scales
Byron IL, Facebook.com/events/407427172952862 5pm Jones County Fair, 800 N. Maple St., Monticello IA, East 30th Street & East University Ave., Des Moines IA, and music theory and a practice sheet to design your
Sun Jul 1 GreatJonesCountyFair.com/2018, 8pm Sat Jul 21 IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Thu Aug 9 own practice schedule; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
Iowa City Jazz Festival, annual musical extravaganza Susan Werner, an outdoor evening event in the CRST Death Valley Welcome Center, Summer of the St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sun Jun
with concert headliners, three… University of Iowa Concerts at the Creek… Indian Creek Nature Center, Sat Arts presents a family-friendly event in the 2018… 17
Pentacrest, Sun Jul 1 Jul 21 Downtown Iowa City, 6:30pm Fri Aug 10
Trax from the Stax, a music-listening program
Moeller Nights: John Moreland & His Band, Casting Crowns, contemporary Christian musicians Reba McEntire, country superstar in an Iowa State designed to provide the opportunity to share…
concert with the Oklahoma-based singer/songwriter perform a grandstand concert in the Great Jones Fair grandstand concert, with an opening set by Bettendorf Public Library, 7:30pm Thu Jun 21
and his ensemble; food and… Codfish Hollow Barn, 8pm County Fair, with special guest Lauren Daigle; $30-35; for Chase Bryant; $50-65 plus fair-entrance fees; for
Tue Jul 3 information, call 319-465-3275, Great Jones County Fair, information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State Fairgrounds, QC Radio Rewind, take a trip back in time to the age
800 N. Maple St., Monticello IA, GreatJonesCountyFair. East 30th Street & East University Ave., Des Moines IA, of KSTT and KIIK radio; local broadcasting veterans
Annie Savage & the Savage Hearts, Summer of com/2018, 8pm Sun Jul 22 IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Fri Aug 10 Jim O’Hara and Dave Coopman will be your hosts for a
the Arts presents a family-friendly event in the 2018… selection of sounds and memories from both sides of the
Downtown Iowa City, 6:30pm Fri Jul 6 Sophistafunk, an outdoor concert in the Levitt AMP Moeller Nights: Susto Two-Night Stand, concert dial; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Galva Music Series presented… Wiley Park, Sun Jul 22 with the indie-rock band from Charleston, South Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern
80/35 Music Festival, the 11th annual non-profit Carolina; food… Codfish Hollow Barn, 8pm Fri Aug 10 Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Mon
music festival will feature more than… Western Gateway Moeller Nights: Against Me!, concert with the and Sat Aug 11 Jul 16
Park, Fri Jul 6 and Sat Jul 7 touring punk and rock musicians, featuring opening…
Codfish Hollow Barn, 7pm Thu Jul 26 Daughtry, rocker musicians in an Iowa State Fair Trax from the Stax, a music-listening program
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, an outdoor concert grandstand concert; $25-35 plus fair-entrance fees; for designed to provide the opportunity to share…
in the Levitt AMP Galva Music Series presented… Wiley Dirty Rotten Scoundrels & the Pork Tornadoes, information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Bettendorf Public Library, 7:30pm Thu Jul 19
Park, Sun Jul 8 a concert in the Nitefall on the River series; $20-25… East 30th Street & East University Ave., Des Moines IA,
Simon Estes Amphitheater, 7pm Fri Jul 27 IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Sat Aug 11 Ukulele Workshop & Concert, join Rebecca Casad
Camp Euforia 2018, 15th anniversary of the camping and Alan Morrison of AM Guitar Works for a FREE ukulele
music festival… Jerry’s Farm, Thu Jul 12 thru Sat Jul 14 3 Doors Down, outdoor concert with the chart- Old Dominion, country musicians in an Iowa State Fair workshop and concert; free; for information, call 563-
topping, multiple-platinum-selling musicians on their grandstand concert, with special guests High Valley; 326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main
The Beaker Brothers, Summer of the Arts presents a “The… Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, 8pm Sat Jul 28 $21-51 plus fair-entrance fees; for information, call 800- Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Tue
family-friendly event in the 2018… Downtown Iowa City, 545-FAIR, Iowa State Fairgrounds, East 30th Street & East Jul 31
6:30pm Fri Jul 13 The Fez, Summer of the Arts presents a family-friendly University Ave., Des Moines IA, IowaStateFair.org, 8pm
event in the 2018… Downtown Iowa City, 6:30pm Sat Sun Aug 12 Trax from the Stax, a music-listening program
Sweet Crude, an outdoor concert in the Levitt AMP Jul 28 designed to provide the opportunity to share…
Galva Music Series presented… Wiley Park, Sun Jul 15 Thomas Rhett, country and pop musician in an Bettendorf Public Library, 7:30pm Thu Aug 16
Samantha Fish - Luke Winslow-King, an Iowa State Fair grandstand concert, with special guest
John Conlee, concert with the country-music icon and outdoor concert in the Levitt AMP Galva Music Series Danielle Bradbery; $43-60 plus fair-entrance fees; for
member of the Grand Ole… Orpheum Theatre, 7pm
Tue Jul 17
presented… Wiley Park, Sun Jul 29 information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State Fairgrounds,
East 30th Street & East University Ave., Des Moines IA, LITERARY ARTS
IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Wed Aug 15
Jason Aldean, country star performs a grandstand August Readings & Discussions
concert in the Great Jones County Fair, with special guest Earth, Wind, & Fire, legendary R&B, soul, and funk band
Luke Combs; $70-75; for information, call 319-465-3275, 6 Odd Rats - The Right Now, Summer of the in an Iowa State Fair grandstand concert, with special June
Great Jones County Fair, 800 N. Maple St., Monticello IA, Arts presents a family-friendly event in the 2018… guest Danielle Bradbery; $37-47 plus fair-entrance
GreatJonesCountyFair.com/2018, 8pm Thu Jul 19 Downtown Iowa City, 6:30pm Fri Aug 3 fees; for information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State Davenport Public Library Summer Reading
Fairgrounds, East 30th Street & East University Ave., Des Program for Adults, at all Davenport Public Libraries;
Moeller Nights: The Lone Bellow, concert with the Hinterland Music Festival, fourth-annual Moines IA, IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Thu Aug 16 adults can earn a raffle ticket every time they visit the
Brooklyn-based alt-country and Americana musicians; festival featuring a blend of… Avenue of the Saints library; a drawing will be held each week, and in August,
food and… Codfish Hollow Barn, 8pm Thu Jul 19 Amphitheater, Fri Aug 3 and Sat Aug 4 Sugarland, country duo in an Iowa State Fair a grand-prize winner will be chosen; earn tickets by
grandstand concert, with special guests Frankie Ballard checking out materials, attending a library program,
Luke Bryan, country star performs a grandstand newbo evolve festival: Kelly Clarkson - Maroon and Lindsay Ell; $52-67 plus fair-entrance fees; for visiting our booth at the Farmer’s Market, using our Book
concert in the Great Jones County Fair, with special guest 5 - The Shadowboxers - The Pork Tornadoes, information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State Fairgrounds, a Librarian service, and more; free; for information, call
Morgan Wallen; $83; for information, call 319-465-3275, headliner in the inaugural celebration of music, art and East 30th Street & East University Ave., Des Moines IA, 563-326-7832, DavenportLibrary.com, Fri Jun 1 thru
IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Fri Aug 17 Tue Aug 31
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information,… Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, noon Sat
LITERARY ARTS / Jun 30
Readings & Discussions / June

River Action’s “Explore the River Series” Libraries Rock! Summer Learning for All Ages,
July
Channel Cat Talks, Tue, Jun 5—Thu, Aug 30, 9 a.m. @ Riverbend Commons Dock, 2951 East free and fun reading challenges, summer learning, and Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating
events for all ages at all Rock Island Public Libraries; for yummy sweets; all registrants receive a complimentary
River Drive, Moline IL
information, call 309-732-7323, RockIslandLibrary.org, copy of the story; free; for information, call 563-326-
Riverine Walks, Sat, Jun 2—Sat, Sep 1, 9 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. @ Various Quad Cities Locations Fri Jun 1 thru Sat Jul 21 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Jul 9

W ildlife, history, geology, and more will be explored
when River Action hosts presentations in this
year’s Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks – “Explore
LeClaire Community Library Summer Reading
Program: Libraries Rock!, kids and adults join us for
a… LeClaire Community Library, thru Tue Jul 31
Underground Book Club, the club explores fiction
of the weird, the under-the-radar, the subversive, and
the River Series” celebrations of the Quad Cities’ unique the “underground”; free; for information, call 563-326-
culture and landscape taking place four times weekly River Valley District Library Summer Reading 7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street,
through September 1. Program, the library invites readers of all ages… River Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Jul 9
Channel Cat Talk participants tour the Mississippi Valley District Library, thru Tue Jul 31
River aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi while experts Something’s Missing: When Literature, Art and
provide narration on the themed surroundings, and on East Moline Public Library Summer Reading Music Meet, join author Lauren Wood and illustrator
June 5, the series gives attendees a primer on “Building Program, kids and adults read to win great… East Johnnie Cluney for a… LeClaire Community Library, 6pm
a Bridge for the Future: The I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Moline Public Library, Sat Jun 2 thru Wed Jul 18 Tue Jul 10
Project” (also being presented August 28 and 30). River Action’s “Explore the River Series” -- thru Sep. 1
Danielle Mulholland, 1-74 Project Manager, will discuss RIPL Connected, on Tuesdays; log in to talk with A Piece of the World, a discussion of Christina Baker
the planning and construction process for this important east-west link in the nation’s transportation network, and Jason from the Rock Island Public Library and other Kline’s book with the Art Lover’s Book Club; each
Channel Cat guests will learn about the design and building process, plus receive the latest updates on the bridge’s contributors about what you’re reading, watching, or program includes a short introduction, discussion led
construction. Headsets are provided to all attendees of this River Action series, and the summer’s Channel Cat talks will listening to; see discussion thread for each week’s topic. by a Figge docent, and group discussion; bring a brown
continue with: “David B. Sears: The Pioneer of Water Power on the Mississippi” (June 12 and 14), “Rafting Logs to the free; for information, call 309-732-7323 Tue Jun 5 thru bag lunch if desired; for information, contact Heather
QC Mills” (June 19 and 21), “Birding on the River” (June 26 and 28), “Canoe Voyage – Quad Cities to New Orleans” (July Tue Aug 28 at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.
org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
10 and 12), “Where Does All the Sand and Gravel Come From?” (July 17 and 19), “Asian Carp in the QC” (July 24 and 26),
Mad Enchantment: Claud Monet and the Painting FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1pm Wed Jul 11
“Restoring Floodplains for People and Nature” (July 31 and August 2), “Operations and Maintenance of the Nation’s
of the Water Lilies, a discussion of Ross King’s book
Waterways” (August 7 and 9), “River Landscape Mosaic” (August 14 and 16), and “The History of Fort Armstrong and the
with the Art Lover’s Book Club; each program includes a “The Circle” Book Discussion, Dave Eggers takes
Arsenal Island” (August 21 and 23).
short introduction, discussion led by a Figge docent, and social media to horrifying consequences in his book;
Riverine Walk participants explore the Quad Cities through a series of guided walks at various area locales,
group discussion; bring a brown bag lunch if desired; we will discuss the book and its implications on today’s
beginning this year on June 2 with Bob Bryant of the Native Plant Society. In “Plants and Ecology of the Mississippi for information, contact Heather at 563-345-6630 or society; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
River and its Floodplain,” Bryant will guide attendees as they tour Davenport’s Credit Island, a fascinating park with haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street,
significant natural and cultural history. The other 2018 Riverine Walk presentations include: “I’m Freezing Out Here!” 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1pm Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jul 12
(June 6 and 9), “Understanding Floodplains and Floodplain Management” (June 13 and 16), “The QC Story of Dred and Wed Jun 6
Harriet Scott” (June 20 and 23), “A Closer Look at Emerald Ash Borer” (June 27 and 30), “Lost Grove Lake: A Historical Girl in Disguise, enjoy a cocktail or two while talking
and Ecological Perspective” (July 11 and 14), “Sylvan Island Area: History, Recreation, and Sustainability” (July 18 and Stranger Than Fiction Book Club, the club about Greer MacAllister’s book with the Last Call Book
21), “Raising Monarch Butterflies” (July 25 and 28), “Behind Closed Doors – Putnam Museum’s Artifacts,” (August 1 and takes a look at the world we’re living in right now Club; this group meets in the back room of Icons; drinks
4), “Downtown Rock Island: Still Rock Solid” (August 8 and 11), “A Look at Black Hawk State Historic Site Through the with nonfiction books that explore the outlandish are available for purchase; free; for information, call
Years” (August 15 and 18), “Moline Riverfront Development –25 Years and Counting” (August 22 and 25), and “Best and bizarre; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, 309-732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St., Rock Island IL,
Management Practices within an Urban/Riparian Interface” (August 29 and September 1). Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Tue Jul 17
Channel Cat Talks take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. and are $14 per person, while Riverine Walks Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jun 7
are held on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m., with admission $6 per person or free for River Action True Crime Club, each month we will pick a different
members. For more information on both series, call (563)322-2969 or visit RiverAction.org. Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating theme, so come prepared with a story related to

THEATRE
yummy sweets; all registrants receive a complimentary that theme; bring your local stories, famous cases,
copy of the story; free; for information, call 563-326- unsolved mysteries, anything true crime related you
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., want to discuss; free; for information, call 563-326-
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Jun 11 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,

The Book of Mormon
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue Jul 17
Underground Book Club, the club explores fiction
of the weird, the under-the-radar, the subversive, and Lincoln in the Bardo, a discussion of George Saunders’
the “underground”; free; for information, call 563-326- book with the Southwest Branch Book Club; free; for
Tuesday, June 5, through Sunday, June 10 @ Adler Theatre, 7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
136 East Third Street, Davenport IA Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Jun - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
11 RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Jul 24

R unning in a rare eight-performance run at Daven-
port’s Adler Theatre, the musical-comedy smash
The Book of Mormon makes its local debut June 5
See YA, a book club for adults; find out why so many
teen books are made into movies and taking over the
The Urban Bestiary, a discussion of Lyanda Lynn
Haupt’s book with the Environmental… River Action,
bestseller lists; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, 7pm Tue Jul 24
through 10, a show that, in its original incarnation, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000
inspired this first paragraph of its New York Times Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, Local History Book Club Discussion, the club is
review: “This is to all the doubters and deniers out 6:30pm Wed Jun 13 sponsored by the Colonel Davenport Foundation, and…
there, the ones who say that heaven on Broadway 7pm Tue Jul 24
does not exist, that it’s only some myth our ancestors The Radium Girls, enjoy a cocktail or two while talking
dreamed up. I am here to report that a newborn, old- about Kate Moore’s book with the Last Call Book Club; A Long Way Gone, a discussion of Ishmael Beah’s book
fashioned, pleasure-giving musical has arrived … this group meets in the back room of Icons; drinks with the Adult Book… LeClaire Community Library,
are available for purchase; free; for information, call 6:30pm Wed Jul 25
the kind our grandparents told us left them walking 309-732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St., Rock Island IL,
on air if not on water. So hie thee hence, nonbeliev- RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Tue Jun 19 Last Monday Book Club Discussion, light
ers (and believers too), to The Book of Mormon, and
feast upon its sweetness.”
The Book of Mormon @ the Adler Theatre -- refreshments will be paired with good conversation;
My Italian Bulldozer, a discussion of Alexander books for… Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Jul 30
Written by South Park’s Trey Stone and Matt Smith June 5 through 10 McCall Smith’s book with the 30/31 Book Club; free;
and Frozen’s Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon is an for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
irreverent, hysterical, and surprisingly sweet send-up of religion, culture shock, and classic musical theatre. Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island IL, August
The show finds two very different young LDS missionaries – the talented, eager Elder Price and the nerdy, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Wed Jun 20
Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered, a discussion of
pathologically lying Elder Cunningham – paired together and sent to Uganda to perform their two-year Family Histories: Fact and Fiction, an account Dianne Hale’s book with the Art Lover’s Book Club; each
mission. To the missionaries’ disappointment, however, the local population seems to be more focused on of Davenport native Mary Lewis’s process in writing program includes a short introduction, discussion led
the poverty, famine, the AIDS epidemic, and the despotic warlord in their midst than religion. “Second Chances: A Family’s Love Story,” based on by a Figge docent, and group discussion; bring a brown
While Elder Price combats his own expectations and doubts and Elder Cunningham battles his inability the lives of her grandmother and great-grandmother; bag lunch if desired; for information, contact Heather
to remember scripture or tell the truth, fellow missionary Elder McKinley crushes his homosexual urges, and free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport at 563-345-6630 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.
the beautiful Ugandan Nabalungi fights to keep her hopes and dreams alive in the midst of great terror and Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
uncertainty. Clearly, it will take a little inventiveness, a lot of teamwork, and perhaps an excommunication or DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Jun 22 FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1pm Wed Aug 1
two for the Elders to succeed in their mission.
Last Monday Book Club Discussion, light Stranger Than Fiction Book Club, the club takes
Opening on Broadway on March 24, 2011, The Book of Mormon was greeted with enormous fanfare and refreshments will be paired with good conversation; a look at the world we’re living in with nonfiction
rapturous praise that soon led to 14 Tony Award nominations, with the show eventually receiving nine in books for… Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Jun 25 books that explore the outlandish and bizarre; free; for
categories including Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Score. It also received “Best information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
Musical” citations at the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Laurence Olivier Awards, and by the end of May, Zoobiquity, a discussion of Kathryn Bowers’ book with 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
the production will have enjoyed the 3,000th Broadway performance in its continuing run. the Environmental Book… River Action, 7pm Tue Jun 26 com, 6:30pm Thu Aug 2
The Book of Mormon will be presented Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and
Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m., and admission to the June 5 through 10 run is $38-88. For tickets, call (800)745- The Merry Wives of Windsor, a Community See YA, a book club for adults; find out why so many
3000 or visit AdlerTheatre.com. Shakespeare Reading of the classic comedy; free; for teen books are being made into movies and are
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Readings & Discussions / August

taking over the bestseller lists; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed Aug 8

Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating
yummy sweets; all registrants receive a complimentary
copy of the story; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Aug 13

Underground Book Club, the club explores fiction
of the weird, the under-the-radar, the subversive, and
the “underground”; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon
Aug 13

The German Girl, enjoy a cocktail or two while talking

CONNECT FOR FREE
about Armando Lucas Carrea’s book with the Last Call
Book Club; this group meets in the back room of Icons;
drinks are available for purchase; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St., Rock Island
all around the Quad Cities IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Tue Aug 21
Maggie Koerner @ the Redstone Room - July 25
with Xtream WiFi! True Crime Club, each month we will pick a different
theme, so come prepared with a story related to
that theme; bring your local stories, famous cases,
Xtream WiFi gives you the freedom to surf and unsolved mysteries, anything true crime related you Hooking Up: Rethinking the First Few Pages of
want to discuss; free; for information, call 563-326- our Fiction and Nonfiction Narratives, thru June
stream the web when you're away from home. 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., 30, with Keith Lesmesiter; we will take a close look at the
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue Aug opening pages of fiction and nonfiction narratives, and
Simply sign in to XtreamWiFi and connect to a 21 how they hook readers; a course in the David R. Collins
fast, reliable online network you can count on. Writers Conference; for information and to register, call
Half Broke Horses, a discussion of Jeannette Walls’ 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org,
book with the Adult Book… LeClaire Community Library, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport IA,
MEDIACOM INTERNET CUSTOMERS 6:30pm Wed Aug 22 MWCQC.org, 3:30pm Thu Jun 28 thru Sat Jun 30

FREE unlimited access to Xtream WiFi Last Monday Book Club Discussion, light Intimacy Issues: Writing the Not-So-Personal
refreshments will be paired with good conversation; Personal Essay, thru June 30, with Lyz Lenz; this
books for… Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Aug 27 workshop will explore how to weave together the
NOT A MEDIACOM INTERNET CUSTOMER? personal, the reported, the business, and more into
Enjoy 30 FREE minutes of Xtream WiFi each month The Beak of A Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our a cohesive narrative; a course in the David R. Collins
Time, a discussion of Jonathan Weiner’s book with the Writers Conference; for information and to register, call
Environmental Book… River Action, 7pm Tue Aug 28 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org,
St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport IA,
Olivia Gatwood, Moeller Nights presents and evening MWCQC.org, 8:45am Thu Jun 28 thru Sat Jun 30
wioth the poet and spoken-word… The Stardust, 7pm
Fri Aug 31 Mixology: Fresh Poetry from Source Material,
thru June 30, with Lauren Haldeman; we will use found
language, theme-based inquiry and even field research
Workshops & Classes to inspire insights and creations that we could not have
come up with on our own; a course in the David R. Collins
Monthly Writers Conference; for information and to register, call
309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org,
Writer’s Studio, on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport IA,
month; listen to area writers’ works and brings works to MWCQC.org, 10:30am Thu Jun 28 thru Sat Jun 30
share; free; for information, call 563-732-7330 or e-mail
mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing Pop + Fizz: Digital Storytelling with Comics +
Center, Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St., Rock Video, thru June 30, with Lauren Haldeman; discover
Island IL, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Jun 2 and Sat Sat Aug the pleasures and challenges of making one-shot videos,
18 view examples of literary comics, and create a short
poetry comic of our own; a course in the David R. Collins
Quad Cities Writers Group, on the 1st & 3rd Writers Conference; for information and to register, call
Mondays of the month; dedicated to supporting and 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org,
encouraging writers (18+) of all levels, experiences, and St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport IA,
genres in pursuing their dreams of publication; free; for MWCQC.org, 1:45pm Thu Jun 28 thru Sat Jun 30
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport Revving the Machine of Desire: How to Write
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Mon Jun 4 thru Mon a Compelling Novel Opening, thru June 30, with
Aug 28 Amy Hassinger; we’ll look at successful novel openings
and workshop our own; bring drafts if you have them,
USA VETS Writers’ Studio, workshop and feedback or be prepared to write an opening; a course in the
group for all past and present military personnel; free; David R. Collins Writers Conference; for information
for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@ and to register, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@
midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing Center, Rock midwestwritingcenter.org, St. Ambrose University, 518
Island Public Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, MWCQC. W. Locust St., Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 10:30am Thu
org, 1pm Thu Jun 7 thru Thu Aug 2 Jun 28 thru Sat Jun 30

David R. Collins Writers Conference Author
June Networking Luncheon, at Gottlieb Lounge; an
opportunity to connect with writers attending the
2018 David R. Collins Writers Conference, thru David C. Collins Writers Conference to talk about their
June 30; the Midwest Writing Center hosts its annual work, or whatever they like, over a catered lunch; $17;
conference featuring five three-day workshops, book for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@
Sign in to XtreamWiFi and get connected today! pitches with a publisher and an agent, an author midwestwritingcenter.org, St. Ambrose University, 518
luncheon and concluding luncheon, a keynote address, W. Locust St., Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, noon Fri Jun
free evening events, and more; for information, call 309- 29
LEARN MORE AT 732-7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org,
David R. Collins Writers Conference Social Mixer,
MEDIACOMCABLE.COM/XTREAM-WIFI St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport IA,
MWCQC.org, Thu Jun 28 thru Sat Jun 30 join other conference attendees, local writers, and some
conference faculty to enjoy a drink and talk about the
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conference or writing in general; free, drinks available
for purchase; for information, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail
mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third
Ave., Rock Island IL, MWCQC.org, 5:30pm Fri Jun 29
Big River, the Mississippi Bend Players present the
Tony-winning musical adapted from Mark Twain’s
“Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” directed by
Shelley Cooper; Fri. & Sat. $15-20; for tickets and
MUSIC
David R. Collins Writers Conference Faculty
information, call 309-794-7306, Brunner Theatre Center,
Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island IL,
Sugarland, June 29
Reading and Book Signing, listen to conference MississippiBendPlayers.com, Fri Jun 22 thru Sun Jul 1
faculty reading their work, and then the mic will be
Friday, June 29, 7 p.m. @ TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive,
opened up for reading by conference participants; free, Hedwig & the Angry Inch, Anthony Natarelli stars Moline IL
drinks available for purchase; for information, call 309- in the Tony-winning rock musical; Fri. &… The Circa ‘21

W
732-7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Jun 23 thru Sat Jun 30 inners of two Grammy Awards, five Academy
Rozz-Tox, 7pm Fri Jun 29
Rock Island County HCE White Pines Bus Trip: of Country Music Awards, and six Country
David R. Collins 2015 Writers’ Conference A Tribute to Carol Burnett, a bus trip to the White Music Association Awards, the chart-topping
Author Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Kelly Pines Playhouse to see… University of Illinois Extension - Sugarland duo plays a June 29 TaxSlayer Center
DanielsConcluding Luncheon, at Gottlieb Lounge; Milan, 9:30am Mon Jun 25 concert on the musicians’ “Still the Same Tour,”
conference sponsors will be recognized, and the faculty
treating fans to beloved hits – including “Baby
will reflect on their workshops over a catered lunch; $17, Lights, Hollywood, Action!, a musical set in the golden
or free with conference registration; for information, call age of the silver screen performed by the students’ in Girl,” “All I Want to Do,” and “It Happens” – from
309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter. the week-long Camp Creamery; Fri. 2pm, Sat. 10:30am; more than a decade of recording and sold-out
org, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport for information and tickets, call 309-794-7611, Brunner amphitheater events.
IA, MWCQC.org, noon Sat Jun 30 Theatre Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Composed of singer/songwriter Jennifer
Island IL, MississippiBendPlayers.com, Fri Jun 29 and
David R. Collins Writers Conference Book Pitches: Sat Jun 30 Nettles and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Kristian Sugarland @ the TaxSlayer Center -- June 29
MWC Press, in McCarthy Hall; a panel of representatives Bush, Sugarland began in 2002 as a trio from
from MWC Press will hear pitches for fiction, nonfiction, Prometheus Bound, Genesius Guild’s presentation of the Atlanta area, with Nettles and Hall collaborating with Kristen Hall, who had already released two
and poetry manuscripts; for information, call 309-732- Aeschylus’ Greek tragedy, directed by Michael… Lincoln solo albums on Windham Hill Records. The three musicians independently released Premium Quality
7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, St. Park, 8pm Sat Jun 30 thru Sun Jul 8
Tunes, an EP of demo recordings, and in 2004 signed with Mercury Nashville, the studio that released
Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport IA,
MWCQC.org, 2:30pm Sat Jun 30 Sugarland’s Twice the Speed of Life later that year. The album became a multi-platinum seller, and its
July debut single “Baby Girl” peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart –
David R. Collins Writers Conference Book Pitches: the highest-charting debut single for a country group in 13 years, and a song that set a record for the
Paradisiac Publishing, in McCarthy Hall; Lauren A Chorus Line, Michael Bennett’s Tony- and Pulitzer longest country-chart run since the 1990 inception of Nielsen SoundScan. After Hall, in 2005, left the
Wood, founder of Paradisiac Publishing, will hear pitches Prize-winning dance-audition musical, directed by
for children’s books, horror, short story collections, Harold Truitt; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $11-16; for group to resume her solo career, Sugarland’s second full-length record Enjoy the Ride emerged as a triple-
poetry, and young adult novels; for information, call tickets and information, call 309-762-6610, Quad City platinum country and pop smash in 2006, hitting number two on Billboard’s U.S. Country charts and
309-732-7330 or e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter. Music Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., number four on Billboard’s Top 200.
org, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport Moline IL, QCMusicGuild.com, Fri Jul 6 thru Sun Jul 15 Bona fide chart toppers landed with 2008’s Love on the Inside and 2010’s The Incredible Machine, and
IA, MWCQC.org, 10am Sat Jun 30
Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony-
to date, five of Sugarland’s singles have peaked at number one, among them “Want To,” “Settlin’,” and
winning comedy/drama, directed by... Playcrafters Barn “Already Gone.” In 2013, the band went on hiatus while Bush released the solo single “Love or Money”
and Nettles released the solo album That Girl. But the pair announced their reunion at the Country Music
THEATRE Theatre, Fri Jul 13 thru Sun Jul 22
Association Awards in 2017, releasing the new single “Still the Same” in December of that year, and are
The Glass Menagerie, the Mississippi Bend Players
Performances present Tennessee Williams’ Tony-winning memory play,
currently touring in support of their new album – and their first in eight years – Bigger, which is scheduled
for release on June 8.
directed by Corinne Johnson; Fri. & Sat. $15-20; for tickets
Scott & Rock Island Counties and information, call 309-794-7306, Brunner Theatre Sugarland performs its June 29 concert alongside special guests Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen, and
Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, admission to the 7 p.m. show is $31.50-101. For tickets, call (800)745-3000 or visit TaxSlayerCenter.com.
June MississippiBendPlayers.com, Fri Jul 13 thru Sun Jul 22

All the Great Books (Abridged), a slapstick-comedy The Merchant of Venice, Genesius Guild’s
ride through world literature written by Reed Martin… presentation of William Shakespeare’s dramatic comedy,
Spotlight Theatre - Scottish Rite Cathedral, Fri Jun 1 thru directed by… Lincoln Park, 8pm Sat Jul 14 thru Sun
Sun Jun 10 Jul 22

Reefer Madness, musical comedy based on the 1930s Mamma Mia!, Broadway musical smash inspired by the
“educational” film, directed by… QC Theatre Workshop, pop songs of ABBA,… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Wed
Fri Jun 1 thru Sun Jun 17 Jul 18 thru Fri Aug 31

The Bridges of Madison County, Tony-winning A Number, Caryl Churchill’s drama presented in the
musical adaptation of Robert James Waller’s bestselling Barn Owl series... Playcrafters Barn Theatre, Fri Jul 27
romance, directed… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Fri Jun thru Sat Jul 28
1 thru Sat Jul 14
Thesmophoriazusae, Genesius Guild’s presentation
The Book of Mormon, Tony-winning stage comedy by of Aristophanes’ ancient-Greek comedy, adapted by
creators of “South Park” and “Avenue Q”... Adler Theatre Guild… Lincoln Park, 8pm Sat Jul 28 thru Sun Aug 5
Tue Jun 5 thru Sun Jun 10

The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart’s opera presented August
in collaboration between Genesius Guild, Opera@
Augustana, Opera Quad… Galvin Fine Arts Center, Beginner’s Luck, the Mississippi Bend Players present
7:30pm Fri Jun 8 thru Sun Jun 10 PJ Lasker’s debuting comedy about a former child actor,
directed by Philip Wm. McKinley; Fri. & Sat. $15-20; for
Mame, composer Jerry Herman’s Tony-winning tickets and information, call 309-794-7306, Brunner
musical-comedy classic, directed by Troy Stark; Thu.-Sat. Theatre Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock
7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $11-16; for tickets and information, Island IL, MississippiBendPlayers.com, Fri Aug 3 thru
call 309-762-6610, Quad City Music Guild - Prospect Park Sun Aug 12
Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., Moline IL, QCMusicGuild.
com, Fri Jun 8 thru Sun Jun 17 Shrek: The Musical, Tony-winning musical adventure
based on the animated-comedy smash, directed by Beth
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, family Marsoun; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $11-16; for tickets
musical comedy based on the children’s picture book and information, call 309-762-6610, Quad City Music
by Mo… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Tue Jun 12 thru Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., Moline
Sat Jun 30 IL, QCMusicGuild.com, Fri Aug 3 thru Sun Aug 12

Baby, Tony-nominated musical about impending Next to Normal, Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning
parenthood, composed by Richard Maltby, Jr., and… The dysfunctional-family musical by Brian Yorkey and… The
Black Box Theatre, Thu Jun 14 thru Sat Jun 23 Black Box Theatre, Thu Aug 9 thru Sat Aug 18

As You Like It, Genesius Guild’s presentation of William
Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy, directed by… Lincoln Outlying Areas
Park, 8pm Sat Jun 16 thru Sun Jun 24
June
Love, Loss, & What I Wore, New Ground Theatre
presents touching and comedic monologues by Nora… Dearly Beloved, Southern comedy by Jesse Jones,
Village Theatre, Fri Jun 22 thru Sun Jun 24 Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten,… Richmond Hill Barn
Theatre, Fri Jun 1 thru Sun Jun 10
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THEATRE / Performances / Ludwig’s slapstick based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The
Outlying Areas / June Hound… Timber Lake Playhouse, Thu Jul 19 thru Sat
Jul 28

Fuddy Mears, David Lindsay-Abaire’s dysfunctional- Peter & the Starcatcher, Tony-winning adventure
family comedy; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $19-24; comedy about the origin of Peter Pan; $14-29;… Grace
for… Theatre Cedar Rapids, Fri Jun 1 thru Sat Jun 23 Performing Arts Center, Fri Jul 20 thru Thu Jul 26

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Tony-winning stage Oliver!, Tony-winning musical version of Charles
adaptation of Disney’s animated musical-comedy Dickens’ “Oliver Twist”; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. & Wed.
fairytale; Tue.-Sat. 7:30pm,… Timber Lake Playhouse, 3pm; for information and tickets, call 563-242-6760,
Thu Jun 7 thru Sun Jun 17 Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 311 Riverview Dr.,
Clinton IA, ClintonShowboat.org, Thu Jul 26 thru Sun
Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s & Aug 5
Tim Rice’s biblical musical-drama and Broadway smash;
Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. & Wed. 3pm; for information Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, family musical-
and tickets, call 563-242-6760, Clinton Area Showboat comedy based on Dreamworks’ animated smash; $8; for
Theatre, 311 Riverview Dr., Clinton IA, ClintonShowboat. tickets… Timber Lake Playhouse, 11am Sat Jul 28
org, Thu Jun 7 thru Sun Jun 17
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, new stage
National Theatre Live: Young Marx, HD screening of adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic; $14-29; for… Grace
the Stephen Sondheim musical, directed by Dominic… Performing Arts Center, Tue Jul 31 thru Sun Aug 5
Englert Theatre, 2pm Sat Jun 9

Out of the Shadows, storytelling takes center stage August
in this special event presented by… Coralville Center for
the Performing Arts, 7pm Sat Jun 9 Fiddler on the Roof, Tony-winning musical classic
about the family of Russian milkman Tevye;… Timber
Return to the Forbidden Planet, the City Circle Lake Playhouse, Thu Aug 2 thru Sun Aug 12
Acting Company of Coralville presents the jukebox…
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, Fri Jun 15 thru Acting Out!: The Englert Theatre’s Summer Youth
Sun Jun 17 Acting Camp Afternoon Course, thru Aug. 11, for
incoming 5th and 6th graders; with … Englert Theatre,
Born Yesterday, Garson Kanin’s long-running 1pm Mon Aug 6
Broadway comedy about ex-chorus girl Billie Dawn;…
Timber Lake Playhouse, Thu Jun 21 thru Sat Jun 30 Acting Out!: The Englert Theatre’s Summer Youth
Acting Camp Morning Course, thru Aug. 11, for
Disney’s The Little Mermaid, stage adaptation of incoming 5th and 6th graders; with … Englert Theatre,
Disney’s Oscar-winning animated musical; Thu.-Sat. 9am Mon Aug 6
7:30pm, Sun. & Wed. 3pm; for information and tickets,
call 563-242-6760, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 311 Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, family musical-
Riverview Dr., Clinton IA, ClintonShowboat.org, Thu Jun comedy based on Dreamworks’ animated smash; Tue.-
21 thru Sun Jul 8 Sat. 2pm (no… Timber Lake Playhouse, 2pm Tue Aug 7
thru Sat Aug 11
A Year with Frog & Toad, Tony-nominated musical
adaptation of the classic children’s book; $14-29; for… Tuesdays with Morrie, two-character stage
Grace Performing Arts Center, Sat Jun 23 thru Sat Jun adaptation of Mitch Albom’s dramatic memoir; Thu.-Sat.
30 7:30pm, Sun. & Wed. 3pm; for information and tickets,
call 563-242-6760, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 311
Aladdin Jr., the Young Footliters present the one- Riverview Dr., Clinton IA, ClintonShowboat.org, Thu Aug
act version of the Disney… Coralville Center for the 9 thru Sat Aug 18
Performing Arts, Fri Jun 29 thru Sun Jul 1
The Wizard of Oz, a Young Performers Edition version
Heathers: The Musical, musical version of the 1989 of the classic family musical,… Ohnward Fine Arts
cult-classic comedy; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.… Theatre Center, Sat Aug 11 thru Sun Aug 12
Cedar Rapids, Fri Jun 29 thru Sun Jul 29
California Suite, four comedy vignettes by Neil Simon,
directed by Dana Skiles;… Richmond Hill Barn Theatre,
July Thu Aug 16 thru Sun Aug 26

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Festival 56 presents Forever Plaid, off-Broadway musical smash about
William Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy; free; for a ‘50s a cappella quartet; Tue.-Sat.… Timber Lake
information… Soldiers & Sailors Park, Sun Jul 1 thru Playhouse, Thu Aug 16 thru Sun Aug 26
Sun Jul 29

The MOMologues: The Original Comedy about Auditions & Events
Motherhood, comedy about what all mothers know
but don’t always talk… Grace Performing Arts Center, Speech & Debate, auditions for three performers in
Tue Jul 3 thru Thu Jul 19 their late teens and one... Playcrafters Barn Theatre, thru
Sat Jun 2
The Full Monty, Terrence McNall’s and David Yazbek’s
musical adaptation of the Oscar-nominated… Timber The Hunchback of Notre Dame, auditions for the
Lake Playhouse, Thu Jul 5 thru Sun Jul 15 new musical, with songs from Disney’s animated…
Spotlight Theatre - Scottish Rite Cathedral, Sat Jun 2
The Addams Family, Tony-nominated musical thru Sun Jun 3
inspired by the Charles Addams characters; $14-29; for…
Grace Performing Arts Center, Fri Jul 6 thru Fri Jul 13 Change of Seasons Party, City Circle Acting Company
and Young Footliters Youth Theatre invite… Coralville
Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, family musical- Center for the Performing Arts, 2pm Sun Jun 24
comedy based on Dreamworks’ animated smash; Tue.-
Sat. 11am (no… Timber Lake Playhouse, 11am Tue Jul 10 Baskerville: A Merry Ole Celebration of Theatre,
thru Sat Jul 14 the 11th-annual gala benefiting the Timber Lake
Playhouse; for information,… The Wagner House, Fri
Busybody, mystery comedy by Jack Popplewell, Jul 27
directed by Joe DePauw; Thu.-Sat.… Richmond Hill Barn
Theatre, Thu Jul 12 thru Sun Jul 22 Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater Adult Puppet Class,
thru Aug. 3; class members will learn to write a… Owl
Cabaret, Kander & Ebb’s musical classic set in Glass Puppetry Center, Mon Jul 30
1930s Berlin; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. & Wed. 3pm; for
information and tickets, call 563-242-6760, Clinton Scapin / Escanaba in da Moonlight, auditions for Bill
Area Showboat Theatre, 311 Riverview Dr., Clinton IA, Irwin’s and Mark O’Donnell’s comedy “Scapin,” running
ClintonShowboat.org, Thu Jul 12 thru Sun Jul 22 October… Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, 2pm Sat Aug 4
thru Sun Aug 5
National Theatre Live: Macbeth, HD screening of
the William Shakespear tragedy, directed by Rufus…
Englert Theatre, 2pm Sat Jul 14
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DANCE Stand Up Comedy Open Mic, on Mondays, hosted by
Douglas Hernandez; for information, call 309-517-1944…
Broken Saddle, 8pm Mon Jun 4 thru Mon Aug 27
Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes,
offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Honeycombs of Comedy, on Mondays; 8:30pm doors,
Conditioning, Creative… Ballet Quad Cities School of $3; for information, call 319-337-6464… Iowa City Yacht
Dance, Fri Jun 1 thru Fri Aug 31 Club, 9pm Mon Jun 4 thru Mon Aug 27

Ballet Under the Stars, Ballet Quad Cities’ annual Comedy Open Mic, on Wednesdays; 6:30pm sign-up,
outdoor presentation of dance vignettes; donations… 7:30pm performances; for information, call 319-363-
Lincoln Park, 8pm Fri Jun 8 thru Sun Jun 10 0606… Penguin’s Comedy Club, 7:30pm Wed Jun 6 thru
Wed Aug 29
Polka Club of Iowa, Eastern Chapter Polka Dance:
Eddie Korosa & the Boys from Illinois (1:30pm),
polkas, waltzes, fox trots and more; $10; for information, June
call 563-284-5060… Walcott Coliseum, 1:30pm Sun
Jun 10 Turnbuckle II Comedy & Music Festival, weekend
featuring some of the greatest… Codfish Hollow Barn,
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan, an intimate 7pm Fri Jun 1 and Sat Jun 2
documentary portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan
as… Englert Theatre, 7pm Fri Jun 15 The Late Nite Shows: It’s Your Fault, improv
comedy for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The
Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico, on the 4th Fri. of the Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jun 1
month; performing for the outdoor market… Mercado
on Fifth, 5pm Fri Jun 22 thru Fri Aug 31 Jacksepticeye: How Did We Get Here?, an evening
with the Irish YouTuber, video game commentator,
Big Band Dance w/ the Lonny Lynn Orchestra, for and… Englert Theatre, 8pm Sat Jun 2
information, call 563-322-4431… Col Ballroom, 7pm Sat
Jun 23 The Late Nite Shows: Wisenheimer, improv
comedy for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The
Dance Me a Story: Exploring Literature through Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Jun 2
Ballet, on Thursdays; Ballet Quad Cities is offering this
fun, interactive program for people of all ages which Open Mic Comedy Show w/ Michelle Royal & Tee
encourages reading through the vehicle of dance;
Theory of a Deadman @ Mississippi Valley Fair - August 3 LeShoure, doors will open at 6pm with comedy sign-
imaginations come to life as we read stories, turn on the up; food and drinks will be available with 20% of food
music, grab a costume and learn the choreography; free;
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, Polka Club of Iowa, Eastern Chapter Polka Dance: COMEDY sales going to QC Pride, Baked Beer & Bread Co., 1113
Mound St., Davenport IA, QCUnityPride.org/schedule,
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Richie Yurkovich & Polkarioty (1:30pm), polkas, 6pm Mon Jun 4
10:30am Thu Jul 5 thru Thu Aug 2 waltzes, fox trots and more; $10; for information, call 563- Weekly
284-5060… Walcott Coliseum, 1:30pm Sun Aug 26 Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy for
Polka Club of Iowa, Eastern Chapter Polka Dance: ComedySportz, Fri. & Sat. 7pm; interactive comedy adults with veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the…
Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen (1:30pm), with the area’s long-running… The Establishment, 7pm The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Jun 2
polkas, waltzes, fox trots and more; $10; for information, Fri Jun 1 thru Fri Aug 31
call 563-284-5060… Walcott Coliseum, 1:30pm Sun Jul The Late Nite Shows: Shakespeared!, improv
15 Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for comedy for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The
information, call 563-424-5506… Brew, 10pm Sun Jun 3 Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jun 8
thru Sun Aug 26

WORDS FROM THE EDITOR Continued From Page 3 By Kathleen McCarthy

It Isn’t for Lack of U.S. Immigration Laws
Section 1373, “A state or local government estimating 900,000 illegal aliens applied for Neither the immigrants from NACARA issued, or from stolen and/or forged social
entity or official may not prohibit, or in status adjustment under the reinstatement. or HRIFA are counted in the U.S. immi- security numbers.
any way restrict ... sending to, or receiving Late Amnesty in 2000 provided amnesty grant ceiling limits. It is estimated that 1.1 The Social Security Administration
from, the Immigration and Naturaliza- to an additional 480,000 illegal aliens, million illegal aliens received amnesty via knows almost immediately when a social
tion Service information regarding the whose applications were denied in the first NACARA and HRIFA over a decade. security number does not match up with
citizenship or immigration status, lawful nationwide amnesty secured in the Immi- The Secure Fence Act of 2006 requires the person using it to fi le. However, instead
or unlawful, of any individual.” gration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 700 miles of double-layered reinforced of alerting authorities to a possible crime,
The contest between local jurisdic- The Refugee Act of 1980 provided emer- fencing along the U.S.-Mexico Border. it fi les it in an escrow-type account called
tions and the feds arises from whether the gency admission of refugees. As of May 2015, DHS had installed 353 the Earnings Suspense File, where it resides
federal government has the overriding The Diversity Visa Program was initi- miles of Primary Pedestrian Fencing with until people can prove the wages paid were
authority to restrict and/or prohibit activi- ated in 1990, issuing 55,000 visas annually 36 miles of Secondary Fencing running theirs, eventually allowing them to collect
ties within a state’s jurisdiction. The Tenth in a random lottery process to natives of behind the Primary Fencing, including their retirement benefits. However, the bil-
Amendment suggests it does not. countries with low rates of immigration to 14 miles of Tertiary Pedestrian Fencing lions paid annually into the trust funds by
Throughout the years, amid this long the U.S. running behind the Secondary Fencing; illegal immigrants is most often forfeited
exhaustive chain of immigration laws, are Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central and 300 miles of vehicle fencing which due to illegal status, providing a lucrative
additional intervening laws, adding to an American Relief Act (NACARA) Amnesty prohibits vehicles from crossing though incentive for government to drag its feet on
enormous compilation of rules and regula- of 1997 established an amnesty program not a deterrent to pedestrian crossing. immigration reform. (RCReader.com/y/
tions governing, and funding immigration specifically for eligible Nicaraguans, (RCReader.com/y/immigration3) immigration4)
reform. Cubans, Salvadorans, Guatemalans and The 1996 IIRIRA also established The disfunction that defines America’s
From 1995 through September 1997, Easter Europeans as part of the appropria- Individual Tax Identification Numbers. immigration is not for lack of laws, but
Congress provided a temporary rolling tions bill for the District of Columbia (HR In 2010, an estimated one half of all legal for the lack of cohesive enforcement by
amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens in Sec- 2607). Nicaraguans and Cubans living ille- immigrants in the U.S. paid $13 billion in bureaucracies that have grown too large
tion 245(i) as part of the 1995 Commerce, gally in the U.S. since 1995 were automati- Social Security taxes using mostly ITINS, and disjointed to manage properly. But that
Justice, State Appropriations bill. This was cally granted legal resident status if they and received approximately $1 billion in assumes that our government genuinely
extended twice by Clinton until November applied by April 1, 2000. benefits. With the ever-increasing burden wants immigration reform. Considering
7, 1997, and one more time by Congress Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness on social security due to baby boomers the huge windfall of tax revenue flowing
until January 14, 1998. Act Amnesty (HRIFA) of 1998 was passed hitting retirement age, contributions by mostly one way, it is not surprising that it
The LIFE ACT Amnesty of 2000 in a 1999 omnibus bill after numerous illegal aliens to the Social Security Trust would turn a blind eye if it means that that
reinstated the rolling amnesty in Section other nations protested that it was discrim- Fund have become an important gap fi ller, revenue continues to flow unimpeded.
245(i) for January through April of 2001, inatory to refuse them the same treatment. whether from ITIN numbers legitimately
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COMEDY / June will visit all 4 floors and… Hauberg Civic Center Mansion,
10:30am Tue Jun 12 thru Fri Jun 15

Tallgrass to Knee High: A Century of Iowa
Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy for Farming, this exhibition will look at crops,
adults with veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the… conservation,… Herbert Hoover Presidential Library &
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Jun 9 Museum, thru Sat Jun 30

The Late Nite Shows: Trash Talk, improv comedy
for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The July & August
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Jun 9
The Art of Fermentation: Sauerkraut Workshop,
The Late Nite Shows: Survivor, improv comedy join Kristin Bogdonas, nutrition and wellness educator
for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The from the University… German American Heritage
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jun 15 Center, 2pm Sun Jul 8

The Late Nite Shows: 309, improv comedy for ages Second Saturdays at the German American
17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The Establishment, Heritage Center, children and students with a valid ID
9:30pm Sat Jun 16 are welcome to… German American Heritage Center,
10am Sat Jul 14
Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show, event
featuring some of the funniest stand up comedians Bruch’s First Violin Concerto: 150 Years Later,
from… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Jun 22 Augustana music professor and composer Jacob Bancks
will visit the… German American Heritage Center, 2pm
The Late Nite Shows: Movie the Musical, improv Sun Jul 15
comedy for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jun 22 Special Needs Night, an exclusive event for families
with children who have special needs; therapy dogs
Gabriel Iglesias, the touring standup comedian from the Quad Cities Canine Assistance Network will
performs an outdoor concert on his “One… Riverside once again stop by for a visit; for information, call 563-
Casino and Golf Resort, 8:30pm Sat Jun 23 344-4106; Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 5:30pm Fri Jul 20
The Late Nite Shows: The Stand Up Showcase,
Miranda Sings Live @ Adler Theatre - August 4
improv comedy for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ Second Saturdays at the German American
ComedySportz… The Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Jun 23
August MUSEUMS Heritage Center, children and students with a valid ID
are welcome to… German American Heritage Center,
The Late Nite Shows: Tubbs & Kelly Presents ..., 10am Sat Aug 11
sketch comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; The Late Nite Shows: It’s Your Fault, improv June
$5 or… The Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jun 29 comedy for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The State Historical Society of Iowa’s Mobile
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Aug 3 Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall Museum, the 300-square-foot museum is housed in
The Late Nite Shows: Nocturne Falls, sketch of Fame, the most extensive and comprehensive a… Downtown Des Moines, Mon Aug 13 thru Sun Aug
comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… Miranda Sings Live ... No Offense, an evening traveling exhibit ever done on America’s most popular 19
The Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Jun 30 with actor, comedian, vocalist, writer, and executive sport, offering an immersive fan experience featuring
producer... Adler Theatre, 7:30pm Sat Aug 4 more than 200 artifacts, rare photos, one-of-a-kind State Historical Society of Iowa’s Mobile
documents, and more; $7-15; for information, call Museum, the 300-square-foot museum is housed in
July The Late Nite Shows: Wisenheimer, improv 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 a… Mt. Pleasant, Thu Aug 30 and Fri Aug 31
comedy for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, Fri Jun 1 and Sat
The Late Nite Shows: It’s Your Fault, improv Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Aug 4 Jun 2
comedy for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jul 6 The Late Nite Shows: Shakespeared!, improv Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, MOVIES
comedy for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The Clumsy, Busy Exhibit, at this play-and- learn exhibit,
Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy for Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Aug 10 visitors step into the pages of Carle’s colorful picture June
adults with veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the… books including his classic “Very” series; Mon.-Thu. 9am-
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Jul 7 Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy for 8pm, Fri. & Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $5-9 Freak Show, high-school coming-out comedy
adults with veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the… admission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family presented by QC Pride; 6pm cash bar, 6:30pm talk about
The Late Nite Shows: Wisenheimer, improv The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Aug 11 Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, gender Identity with Michelle Royal; 7pm screening;
comedy for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The FamilyMuseum.org, Fri Jun 1 thru Fri Aug 31 suggested donation $3-$5, Putnam Museum & Science
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Jul 7 The Late Nite Shows: Trash Talk, improv comedy Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, QCUnityPride.org/
for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The Steam Circus: The Colorful World of Carousels, schedule, 6pm Sun Jun 3
Theatre Cedar Rapids Studio Improv, TCR’s Improv Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Aug 11 the exhibit will feature beautiful pieces of… German
comedy teams take suggestions from the audience American Heritage Center, Fri Jun 1 thru Fri Aug 31 We Were Here, QC Pride presents a screening of
and… Theatre Cedar Rapids, Thu Jul 12 and Sat Jul 21 Jim Gaffigan, comedian, actor, and author in an Iowa the documentary on how the LGBT community came
State Fair grandstand event; $32-45 plus fair-entrance Tallgrass to Knee High: A Century of Iowa together and responded to the HIV epidemic, Figge Art
The Late Nite Shows: Shakespeared!, improv fees; for information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State Farming, this exhibition will look at crops, Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, QCUnityPride.
comedy for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The Fairgrounds, East 30th Street & East University Ave., Des conservation,… Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & org/schedule, 5pm Thu Jun 7
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jul 13 Moines IA, IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Tue Aug 14 Museum, Fri Jun 1 thru Sat Jun 30
Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD;
The Late Nite Shows: True Story, improv comedy Jim Gaffigan, three-time Grammy-nominated Historic Walking Tours of Davenport, on Saturdays; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The comedian, actor, writer, producer, New York Times best- enjoy our historic walking tour and learn about… Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Jul 14 selling… TaxSlayer Center, 7:30pm Wed Aug 15 German American Heritage Center, 10:30am Sat Jun 2 Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri
thru Sat Aug 25 Jun 8
The Late Nite Shows: Survivor, improv comedy The Late Nite Shows: Survivor, improv comedy
for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The Second Saturdays: Hedgehog Meet and Greet, Movie in the Park, bring a blanket or lawn chairs and
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jun 20 Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Aug 17 join us for fun German-inspired children’s activities; the snacks to enjoy… Aledo Central Park Bandshell, 8pm
Niabi Zoo… German American Heritage Center, 1pm Fri Jun 8
The Late Nite Shows: 309, improv comedy for ages The Late Nite Shows: 309, improv comedy for ages Sat Jun 9
17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The Establishment, 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The Establishment, Wonder Woman, a screening of the 2017 hit in
9:30pm Sat Jul 21 9:30pm Sat Aug 18 Quad Cities Museum Week, thru June 17; museums Summer of the… University of Iowa Pentacrest, 8:30pm
throughout the Quad Cities region will welcome… Sat Sat Jun 9
Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show, event Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show, event Jun 9 thru Sun Jun 17
featuring some of the funniest stand up comedians featuring some of the funniest stand up comedians Real Genius, a dusk screening of the 1985 comedy in
from… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Jul 27 from… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Aug 24 Katy’s Imports: The History & Tradition of Local the Rooftop Series;… FilmScene, 8pm Sun Jun 10
German Busines, Art Bodenbender, owner of Katy’s
The Late Nite Shows: Bandwagon, improv comedy The Late Nite Shows: Movie the Musical, improv Import Foods in Moline, will… German American Coffee and a Movie Morning: Dunkirk, join us for
for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The comedy for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The Heritage Center, 2pm Sun Jun 10 a cup of coffee and a free showing from our extensive
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jul 27 Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Aug 24 movie collection; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Tiny Giants Sensory-Friendly Screening, a 2D Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th
The Late Nite Shows: The Stand Up Showcase, The Late Nite Shows: The Stand Up Showcase, screening of the nature documentary with changes to St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 9:30am Mon
improv comedy for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ improv comedy for ages 17+; $5 or free w/ the environment and film experience including dimmed Jun 11
ComedySportz… The Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Jul 28 ComedySportz… The Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Aug but not turned off theater lights and lower volume;
25 sponsored by the Autism Society of the Quad Cities; Visio Divina through Film: Mary & Martha,
$5 per person using discount code ASQC at checkout; touching story of women dealing with grief at the
The Late Nite Shows: Friday, improv comedy for ages for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & death… Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 5pm Tue Jun 12
17+; $5 or free w/ComedySportz… The Establishment, Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, putnam.
9:30pm Fri Aug 31 org/Movies/Featured/Sensory-Friendly-Films, 1:45pm Love, Simon, a screening of the spring hit as part of
Sun Jun 10 the… East Moline Public Library, 4pm Fri Jun 15
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Westward the Women, a Classic Film Society Ghostbusters, a screening of the 2016 hit in Summer of
screening starring Robert Taylor and Denise Darcel; $3- the… University of Iowa Pentacrest, 8:30pm Sat Jul 28
10… Marycrest Senior Campus, 6:30pm Sat Jun 16

In & Out, a screening of the 1997 hit in Summer of the… August
University of Iowa Pentacrest, 8:30pm Sat Jun 16
Throwback Thursday Screening, a film on the theme
Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites “Musicals to Sing Along With”… Orpheum Theatre, Thu
return to the screen and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of Aug 2
entertainment; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Hidden Figures, a screening of the 2016 hit in Summer
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm of the… University of Iowa Pentacrest, 8:30pm Sat Aug 4
Wed Jun 20
Movie Matinee, grab some popcorn and watch a
Cinema at the Figge, resented by Ford Photography; movie on our big… LeClaire Community Library, 1:30pm
5pm Social Hour and craft beer provided by WAKE Mon Aug 6
Brewing, 6pm Barry Phipps presentation and Q&A on his
Iowa photographic book “Between Gravity and What Throwback Thursday Screening, a film on the theme
Cheer,” 7pm Feature Film; donations encouraged; for “Orpheum Staff Picks” determined the… Orpheum
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 Theatre, Thu Aug 9
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm
Thu Jun 21 Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Throwback Thursday Screening, a film on the theme Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern
“F&M Bank Sponsor Picks” determined… Orpheum Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri
Theatre, Thu Jun 21 Aug 10

Sing, a screening of the 2016 hit in Summer of the… Topaze, a Classic Film Society screening starring John
University of Iowa Pentacrest, 8:30pm Sat Jun 23 Barrymore, Myrna Loy, and… Marycrest Senior Campus,
6:30pm Sat Aug 11
Throwback Thursday Screening, a film on the
theme “Cult Classics” determined the week… Orpheum Mulan, a screening of the 1998 hit in Summer of the…
Theatre, Thu Jun 28 University of Iowa Pentacrest, 8:30pm Sat Aug 11

Coffee and a Movie Morning: Black Panther,
July join us for a cup of coffee and a free showing from our
extensive movie collection; free; for information, call
Throwback Thursday Screening, a film on the theme 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
“80s Action Adventure” determined the… Orpheum Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
Theatre, Thu Jul 5 org, 9:30am Mon Aug 13

The Great Outdoors, a screening of the 1988 hit in Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites
Summer of the… University of Iowa Pentacrest, 8:30pm return to the screen and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of
Sat Jul 7 entertainment; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000
Coffee and a Movie Morning: Young Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Frankenstein, join us for a cup of coffee and a free Wed Aug 15
showing from our extensive movie collection; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Throwback Thursday Screening, a film on the theme
Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, “Family Favorites” determined the week… Orpheum
RockIslandLibrary.org, 9:30am Mon Jul 9 Theatre, Thu Aug 16

Movie Matinee, grab some popcorn and watch a The Muppets, a screening of the 2010 hit in Summer of
movie on our big… LeClaire Community Library, 1:30pm the… University of Iowa Pentacrest, 8:30pm Sat Aug 18
Mon Jul 9
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a screening of the 2017 hit in
350 Days: Legends. Champions. Survivors., Summer of the… University of Iowa Pentacrest, 8:30pm
starring former world champions Bret Hart and Sat Aug 25
“Superstar” Billy Graham,… Rave Cinemas Davenport
53rd 18 + IMAX, 7pm Thu Jul 12

Throwback Thursday Screening, a film on the SPORTS
theme “Golden Age” determined the week… Orpheum
Theatre, Thu Jul 12 June
Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD; Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Beloit Snappers:
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Strike Out Ovarian Cancer Night, Class A minor-
Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern league baseball; the NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Jul Initiative invites ovarian cancer survivors, friends, family,
13 and supporters to wear teal; with raffles, ovarian cancer
awareness and educational materials, and information
It Started with Eve, a Classic Film Society screening on upcoming events; $7-20; for tickets and information,
starring Deanna Durbin, Bob Cummings, Charles call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
Laughton,… Marycrest Senior Campus, 6:30pm Sat Jul St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm
14 Fri Jun 1

Pretty in Pink, a screening of the 1986 hit in Summer of Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Beloit Snappers,
the… University of Iowa Pentacrest, 8:30pm Sat Jul 14 Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; Sat. 6:35pm, Sun.
1:15pm; for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000,
Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA,
return to the screen and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Sat Jun 2 and
entertainment; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Sun Jun 3
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Quad City Steamwheelers vs. Dallas Marshals,
Wed Jul 18 the Quad Cities’ professional arena football team is back
after… TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Sat Jun 9
Throwback Thursday Screening, a film on the theme
“Sequels That Don’t Suck” determined… Orpheum Quad City Steamwheelers After-Party, the team
Theatre, Thu Jul 19 and coaches will be in Draft Day to meet with fans and
sign autographs after the game at the TaxSlayer Center;
Kubo & the Two Strings, a screening of the 2016 hit in for information, call 563-328-8000, Rhythm City Casino,
Summer of the… University of Iowa Pentacrest, 8:30pm 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA, RhythmCityCasino.com,
Sat Jul 21 10:30pm Sat Jun 9

Throwback Thursday Screening, a film on the theme
“Not Your Mama’s Drama” determined… Orpheum
Theatre, Thu Jul 26
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FRIDAY, FRIDAY, JULY 6
JULY 6
Heat, Walter has enjoyed playing his own
emotional brand of fired-up, hardcore,
guitar-heavy music, writing and recording
Gates Open at 4pm his own songs for over 20 years as a solo
artist. With 5 decades in the game, Walter
Trout is the beating heart of the modern
BANDSHELL STAGE: blues rock scene! Respected by the
old guard. Revered by the young guns.
5pm Tribute to Ellis Kell Adored by his fans.
6:30pm Kris Lager Band 5pm - Tribute to Ellis Kell 6:30pm - Kris Lager Band
8:30pm Walter Trout Ellis Kell was a well-loved Quad Cities A genuine musical journeyman, Kris Lager
musician and music educator for over brings a feel good musical experience
30 years. He fronted 2 bands–the Ellis everywhere he goes. He is one of those
PEDIGO-JONES STAGE: Kell Band and the Whoozdads–as well as rare dynamic performers who delivers
Playing between each act: sat in with many of the biggest names a combination of musical ability and
in the blues world. Ellis was the Director charisma. Kris will make you want to
Avey/Grouws Band of Programming for the River Music dance, clap, and sing along.
Experience and he started the annual
Winter Blues Camp that will continue to
teach kids about the history and love of The Avey/Grouws Band
SATURDAY, the blues, help them form bands, and
develop a new generation of artists to
Playing between each act and After-Fest
Jam on the Pedigo-Jones Stage

JULY 7
help keep the blues alive. We lost Ellis to
cancer in December 2016. The Ellis Kell The Avey/Grouws Band hits hard with a
Band, along with other talented local soul for Blues, Rock and Roots/Americana.
Gates Open at 12pm musicians, will begin the 2018 Mississippi Forming in 2017, the Avey/Grouws
Valley Blues Festival with a tribute to Ellis Band has already started a buzz with
memorable performances at the Prairie
Kell and his music on the bandshell stage, 8:30pm - Walter Trout
BANDSHELL STAGE: where Ellis played many times. Walter Trout tours worldwide playing
Dog Blues Festival, the Mississippi Valley
Blues Festival, and by winning the 2017
1pm Peña Brothers his special brand of guitar-based blues Iowa Blues Challenge.
rock. After years as a side man with John
2:30pm Anthony Mayall, the Bluesbreakers, and Canned
“Big A” Sherrod
4:30pm Brandon “Taz”
Niederauer BLUES IN THE SCHOOLS / BLUESKOOLS
The Mississippi Valley Blues Society has one of the most active Blues Education programs of any Blues Society in the country. Each
6:30pm Shaun Murphy
year, the Blues Society plans and coordinates 4-6 weeks of Blues in the Schools programming. The BlueSKool area at the Mississippi
8:30pm Jonny Lang Valley Blues Festival is designated for children’s workshops and includes educational performances for attendees of all ages.

PEDIGO/JONES STAGE: IOWA BLUES CHALLENGE
The Mississippi Valley Blues Society works together with the Central Iowa Blues Society and other blues societies
Playing between each act: throughout the state to plan and present the Iowa Blues Challenge, a state-wide competition for blues
All Sweat Productions bands and solo/duo acts. Winners of the Iowa Blues Challenge go on to compete at the International Blues
Challenge in Memphis representing the Blues Societies of Iowa. This year’s Quad City Preliminary Round
BLUESKOOLS: of the Iowa Blues Challenge will be held on August 12, at the River Music Experience.

2pm Ellis Kell Winter
Blues All-Stars
3:30pm David Berntson JULY 6–7, 2018

LECLAIRE PARK
“Blues Harmonica Lessons”
5pm Anthony
“Big A” Sherrod
“Delta Blues Session” DAVENPORT, IOWA

33rd Mississippi
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SATURDAY, JULY 7 ABOUT
MVBS
The objective of the
Mississippi Valley Blues
Society (MVBS) is to educate
the general public about
the native artform of blues
and blues-related music
1pm - Peña Brothers 4:30pm - Brandon “Taz” 8:30pm - Jonny Lang through per formance,
The Peña Brothers Band was founded in Niederauer Jonny Lang is an American blues, gospel, enhanced appreciation and
1982, with John, Joe and Lyle Peña. Now 14-year-old guitar prodigy Brandon and rock singer, songwriter, guitarist and understanding, interpretation,
John and Lyle, along with grandson Matt Niederauer is proof that dreams really recording artist. He has 5 albums that and preservation.
Fuller, are reviving the Peña Brothers Band do come true. Having played in the most charted in the top 50 of the 200 Billboard
in 2018. Music runs deep in this family–Lyle legendary rooms in America, with some of charts and has won a Grammy Award for his When you think of the
and John are 3rd generation musicians with the most prominent musicians of our time, album Turn Around. He began playing guitar Mississippi Valley Blues
Matt being the 5th generation. They are this young guitarist/singer/songwriter has at age 12. Two years later, A&M Records Society, the Mississippi Valley
excited to show the Quad Cities how deep built up quite the reputation in the music spotted him at a showcase in Minneapolis, Blues Festival may come to
blues and roots can go! world. This young man is amazing! and suddenly he was the latest in a trend mind—an award-winning
of shockingly young talented blues guitar
Blues Festival put on by our
prodigies. With more than 10 years on
volunteers for 33 years on
the road, Jonny Lang has toured with The
the banks of the Mississippi
Rolling Stones, BB King, Buddy Guy, Blues
Traveler, Jeff Beck, Sting, and others.
River. However, the Mississippi
Valley Blues Society has more
programs and events beyond
the Festival. We are a 501(c)
(3) non-profit organization
located in Davenport, Iowa
2:30pm - Anthony “Big A” 6:30pm - Shaun Murphy serving Eastern Iowa and
Sherrod Shaun Murphy found her love for the blues Western Illinois with a variety
Young Mississippi bluesman, Anthony “Big many years ago at the Ann Arbor Blues of programs that go on
Festival. In her 40 year musical career, she
A” Sherrod was schooled by noted blues throughout the year. These
has sung backup vocals with some of the
teacher “Mr. Johnnie” Billington, who taught
best musicians of her generation. She toured All Sweat Productions programs help support our
him not only the music, but the knowledge mission—To educate the
with Bob Seger, Eric Clapton, and Little Feat, Playing between each act and After-Fest
of the culture and history from which general public about the
recorded an album on Motown Records with Jam on the Pedigo-Jones Stage
Mississippi blues emerged. Guitar is Big A’s indigenous art form of blues
main instrument, though he plays bass, Meatloaf, shared the stage with Joe Walsh, All Sweat Productions is a live music project
Glen Frey, Moody Blues, and many more. brought to you by Quad Cities musicians, Al
and blues-related music.
drums, and keyboards as well.
Now, coming full circle back to the blues, Sweat and Bret Dale (The Candymakers). The Our organization is lead
Shaun hopes to take her place alongside musical community is the most important
by an all-volunteer board of
blues greats like Koko Taylor, Etta James, and aspect of All Sweat with each production
Big Mama Thorton.
directors. The board consists
showcasing over 20 musicians.
of 14 members with a mix
of cultural, racial, gender,
THE 2018 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BLUES FESTIVAL IS MADE POSSIBLE BY: professional, educational,
and geographically-diverse
backgrounds.
We have eight committees
where our work is carried out.
The committee members are
dedicated volunteers who
Rusty & Doris choose to help share their
Unterzuber experience through education,
f inance, organiz ational
And Special Thanks To: Dave and Cindy Powers, development, public relations,
policy, and fundraising.
MediaCom, and The Viking Club, Moline, IL

Valley Blues Fest
WOULD YOU LIKE
TO JOIN US? VISIT
WWW.MVBS.ORG
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Cougars, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for
SPORTS / June tickets and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern

Steve Banks: Pop Culture Palimpsest
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.
com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Wed Aug 15 thru Fri
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Clinton Aug 17
LumberKings, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20;
Saturday, June 9, through Sunday, September 2 @ Figge Art Museum, for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Peoria Chiefs, Class
225 West Second Street, Davenport IA Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB. A minor-league baseball; Fri. & Sat. 6:35pm, Sun. 5:15pm,
com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Tue Jun 12 thru Thu Mon. 6:35pm; $7-20; for tickets and information, call

F amiliar characters, objects, and themes will blend Jun 14 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm
in a completely out-of-this-world way when the
Quad Cities Chamber’s Annual Golf Outing, bond Sat Aug 18
Figge Art Museum, from June 9 through September with clients, prospects and colleagues on the course,
2, houses the exhibition Steve Banks: Pop Culture and… TPC at Deere Run, 7:30am Wed Jun 13
Palimpsest, a comprehensive installation by the Quad
Cities artist. As is stated on the Figge Web site: “Like an Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Burlington Bees, OTHER EVENTS
archaeologist digging through layers of pop-culture Class A minor-league baseball; Fri. & Sat. 6:35pm, Sun.
ash, Banks uncovers iconic examples of high and low 1:15pm; $7-20; for tickets and information, call 563- Scott & Rock Island Counties
324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
art which he then rearranges and re-covers in complex
and entertaining constructions.”
Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Fri June
Jun 15 thru Sun Jun 17
In a visual mash-up of the familiar icons of art First Friday in LeClaire, with fun food and cocktail
history and the TV shows, comic books, and movies Steve Banks: Pop Culture Palimpsest @ the Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Beloit Snappers, sampling at the Mississippi River… Downtown LeClaire,
of his youth, Banks’ constructions acknowledge mass Figge Art Museum -- June 9 through September 2 Class A minor-league baseball; Thu.-Sat. 6:35pm, Sun. 5pm Fri Jun 1 thru Fri Aug 3
media’s influence on our tastes. Through his use of 5:15pm; $7-20; for tickets and information, call 563-
color and a distinct iconographic style, Banks creates a palimpsest of personal memories revealing through its 324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Mercado on Fifth, an outdoor night market featuring
Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm live music, food trucks, children’s activities … Mercado
layers a wry social commentary. The exhibition’s title Pop Culture Palimpsest refers to Medieval manuscripts Thu Jun 21 thru Sun Jun 24 on Fifth, 5pm Fri Jun 1 thru Fri Aug 31
in which one text or image is effaced and replaced by a new one, leaving a trace of the original and a record
of layered information. Incorporating overlapping layers of painted, collaged, and carved elements, Banks’ Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Wisconsin Timber QC History and Culture Tour, join Brendan in the
constructions are the artist’s attempt to assert his identity against mass media’s barrage on our senses. Rattlers, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for altSTATES van for a trek around… CoWorkQC, 1pm Fri
As Banks explains in his Artist Statement: “My artwork is about finding meaningful identity and individuality tickets and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Jun 1
within popular culture. I strive to make energetic images that explore our relationships and interactions with what Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.
is precious, beautiful, necessary, serious, sensual, and nonsensical through juxtapositions of disparate materials, com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Mon Jun 25 thru Wed Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning
Jun 27 performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for tickets…
clashing iconography, pungent color schemes, contrasting textures, scale, and simplicity versus clutter. The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Jun 1
“My image-making process is fueled by curiosity regarding the process of partial cultural assimilation. These
studio works are rooted in the quest for the individual within an apathetic culture of homogeneity and pre- July Citywide Garage Sales, shopping and savings at
packaged identity. This search for individuality often turns into commentaries about how we miraculously form numerous area… Downtown LeClaire, Fri Jun 1 and
meaningful interpersonal connections and relationships while our souls seem to bob haplessly on an isolating Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Beloit Snappers, Sat Jun 2
sea of cultural white noise.” Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and
information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen QC Pride Streetfest, a family-friendly Quad Cities Fall
An artist talk for Steve Banks: Pop Culture Palimpsest will take place on July 12 at 6:30 p.m., and regular museum
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index. Pride event featuring… Village of East Davenport, 4pm
hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays) and Sundays from jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Wed Jul 4 and Thu Jul 5 Fri Jun 1 and Sat Jun 2
noon to 5 p.m. For more information on this and other Figge exhibits, programs, and events, call (563)326-7804
or visit FiggeArtMuseum.org. 32nd Annual Super Chevy Show, this exciting event Meditation Garden, open for prayer 24/7; for
with fun for the entire… Cordova International Raceway, information, call 563-676-8656 or 309-236-7113,…
Fri Jul 6 and Sat Jul 7 Meditation Garden, Fri Jun 1 thru Fri Aug 31

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Burlington Bees, Smoked Cocktail Party, with guest bartender Dan
Class A minor-league baseball; Fri. & Sat. 6:35pm, Sun. Williams from Duffy’s in Utica, Illinois,… Mississippi River
5:15pm, Mon. 6:35pm; $7-20; for tickets and information, Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House, 4pm
call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines Sat Jun 2
St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm
Fri Jul 6 thru Mon Jul 9 World Migratory Bird Day, a collaboration between
the Quad City Botanical Center, US Fish… Quad City
John Deere Classic, annual professional golf Botanical Center, 10am Sat Jun 2
tournament on the PGA… TPC at Deere Run, Mon Jul 9
thru Sun Jul 15 QuadCity FoodForest Garden Day, Saturdays thru
September; help us work in the gardens; for… QuadCity
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. South Bend Cubs, FoodForest, 10am Sat Jun 2 thru Sat Jun 30
Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets and
information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen QCQC Family Day, the Quad Cities Queer Committee
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index. hosts a pot-luck picnic and family friendly… Centennial
jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Wed Jul 18 thru Fri Jul 20 Park, noon Sun Jun 3

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. West Michigan Taste of Pride Wine Dinner, featuring a four-course
Whitecaps, Class A minor-league baseball; Sat. wine pairing, with a silent auction benefiting QC… The J
6:35pm, Sun. 5:15pm, Mon. 1:15pm; $7-20; for tickets Bar, 6pm Tue Jun 5
and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index. Pink Squirrel Pub Crawl, hosted by QC Pride;
jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Sat Jul 21 venture into the participating downtown davenport…
Downtown Davenport, 5pm Wed Jun 6
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Cedar Rapids
Kernels, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; for tickets The Fast & the Fabulous Drag Race, this Push/Pull
and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Kart Race will start in front of Analog… Analog Arcade
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index. Bar, 7pm Wed Jun 6
jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Mon Jul 30 and Tue Jul 31
Timed & USATF-Certified 5K and Kids’ Run, hosted
by Fleet Feet Davenport; with a post-race party at…
August Crow Creek Park, 6:30pm Wed Jun 6

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Clinton “Hey Bear” Trivia, on Wednesdays; for information,
LumberKings, Class A minor-league baseball; $7-20; call 309-797-3049… Bier Stube Moline, 8pm Wed Jun 6
for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern thru Wed Aug 29
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.
com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Wed Aug 1 thru Fri Bingo! Credit Island, on Wednesdays; doors & Kitchen
Aug 3 open at 4pm, games start… Credit Island, 6pm Wed Jun
6 thru Wed Aug 29
Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Cedar Rapids
Kernels, Class A minor-league baseball; Sat. 6:35pm, Pre-Parade Party, celebrate the 2018 Quad Cities
Sun. 5:15pm; $7-20; for tickets and information, call Unity Pride Parade with a 7pm… The District of Rock
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Island, 5pm Fri Jun 8
Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6:35pm Sat
Aug 11 and Sun Aug 12 12th Annual Bettendorf Rotary Lobsterfest,
annual fundraising event featuring lobsters and melted
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butter, corn on… Tanglewood Hills Pavilion, 5:30pm Bingo at McGehee Center, the library will host a
Sat Jun 9 bingo night for adults at… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Sat
Jul 7
2018 Quad Cities Unity Pride Parade, the first bi-
state pride parade in the region; by marching... Radisson Live Action Clue, become part of the mystery with live
Quad City Plaza Hotel, Sat Jun 9 action Clue, where you not only look for the suspect,
but may actually be the culprit; free; for information,
Pride Brunch, 10% of food sales go to QC Pride, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel, 111 E. 2nd St., Davenport Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
IA, QCUnityPride.org/schedule, 9am Sat Jun 9 DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Jul 7

QC Co-Lab Open House, see what the QC Co-Lab has QuadCity FoodForest Garden Day, Saturdays thru
to offer… QC Co-Lab, noon Sat Jun 9 September; help us work in the gardens; for… QuadCity
FoodForest, 10am Sat Jul 7 thru Sat Jul 28
Susan G. Komen Quad Cities Race for the Cure,
annual fundraiser for breast-cancer research and 39th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, annual
treatment, with an after-race… TaxSlayer Center, 7am celebration featuring an Antique Truck Display,… Iowa
Sat Jun 9 80 Truck Stop, Thu Jul 12 thru Sat Jul 14

World Ocean Day at Niabi Zoo, celebrate the Age of Wonderful Nonsense Gala Fundraiser, step
diversity of life in the oceans, learn about… Niabi Zoo, back in time to the era of speakeasies in… Hauberg Civic
10am Sat Jun 9 Center Mansion, 6pm Sat Jul 14

Quad City Juneteenth Festival, annual celebration River’s Edge Homebrew Festivale, Rock Island’s
of slavery’s abolition featuring food and retail vendors, first homebrew fest featuring over a dozen homebrew…
history... Davenport Levee Bandshell, 11am Sun Jun 10 WAKE Brewing Company, Sat Jul 14

Picnic at the Levee, learn about the Buffalo Bill 2018 Rock Island County Fair, annual outdoor
Museum’s newest addition that will… LeClaire Levee, festival with carnival rides, games, live music, pageants...
noon Sun Jun 10 Rock Island County Fairgrounds, Tue Jul 17 thru Sat
Jul 21
Raina Telgemeier Night, all ages are invited to a night
of crafts, discussion and trivia celebrating best-selling Bingo!, bring your family and friends for an hour of
graphic novelist Telgemeier; free; for information, Marah in the Mainsail @ the Redstone Room - June 12 bingo excitement; winners will receive prizes; free; for
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport
6pm Tue Jun 12 Ride the River 2018, River Action hosts the 34th- St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Trivia Night, teams IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Thu Jul 19
annual bi-state Father’s Day tour of… River Action, 7am of up to 8 for $10/person; bring your own… St. Alban’s
2018 Miss Iowa Scholarship Competition, while Sun Jun 17 Episcopal Church, 7pm Sat Jun 23 Night Sky Viewing With the Popular Astronomy
encouraging young women to serve as positive role Club, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars (Opposition
models... Adler Theatre, 7pm Thu Jun 14 thru Sat Jun 16 Retro Gamers Club, an adults-only night of playing World Giraffe Day at Niabi Zoo, featuring hands-on --close to Earth), Gamma… Niabi Zoo, 8:30pm Sat Jul 21
video games from the 80s, 90s, and early 00s; learn giraffe activities and games on the festival lawn,… Niabi
United States Army 243rd Birthday Ball, with about video game history, talk with other gamers, and Zoo, 10am Sat Jun 23 Adult Spelling Bee, join us for an adult spelling bee!
keynote speaker Patrick Murphy, former Under Secretary swap and trade games, consoles, and accessories; free; Paul Powers, Esquire will be the Official Pronouncer of
of the Army;… Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public WHO-iHeart Radio Tractorcade, … Downtown Words; snacks will be provided; prizes will be awarded
Center, 5pm Fri Jun 15 Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, LeClaire, Mon Jun 25 to the top three contestants; free; for information, call
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Wed Jun 20 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main
Bluegrass Breakfast, live bluegrass music with Mercado on Fifth, with the Smooth Grove band and a Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm
Milltown (and hopefully some dancing), pancakes… The Grapevine Magazine Wine Fest “Best of kids’ activity from… Mercado on Fifth, 5pm Fri Jun 29 Wed Jul 25
Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road the Midwest”, enjoy wine tastings from 15 Midwest
Cocktail House, 9am Sat Jun 16 wineries, a local brewery,… Davenport RiverCenter, Kid Picker Flea Market, at 117 South Front Street; Golden Girls Party Rerun, throw on your shoulder
6:30pm Fri Jun 22 activities include a family band… Downtown LeClaire, pads and join us for another afternoon of Golden Girl
Cars & Coffee on the Levee, … Downtown LeClaire, 11am Sat Jun 30 trivia, crafts, and cheesecake; free; for information,
Sat Jun 16 Planet Funk Con, the Quad Cities premiere comics & call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
entertainment convention, with vendors,… TaxSlayer QC Local Fest, a one-day celebration of all things QC; Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
Dinosaur Day at Niabi Zoo, dinosaurs went extinct Center, Fri Jun 22 thru Sat Jun 23 activities include local… Great River Plaza, Sat Jun 30 2pm Wed Jul 25
65 million years ago…or did they?; come… Niabi Zoo,
10am Sat Jun 16 All Ages Game Day!, join us for a variety of games - 47th Annual Street Fest, annual outdoor party
card, board, role-playing, classic or modern; play them July on 2nd Street between Brady & Ripley... Downtown
Night Sky Viewing With the Popular Astronomy all or stick with your favorite; bring your own games Davenport, Fri Jul 27 and Sat Jul 28
Club, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Erakis (Garnet of choice or pick from the selection available; free; for La Pulga on Fifth, a bi-weekly flea market; for
Star), M29 (Cooling Tower),… Niabi Zoo, 8:30pm Sat information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library information, call 309-314-5778… La Pulga on Fifth, 9am Giant Games, a party featuring giant board games -
Jun 16 - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport Sun Jul 1 thru Sun Aug 26 kerplunk, Jenga, Connect Four, Tetris, and more; patrons
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 11am Sat Jun 23 of all ages are welcome; snacks will be provided; free; for
Free Admission for Fathers at Niabi Zoo, for Red, White, & Boom!, annual Fourth of July celebration information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
information, call call 309-799-5107… Niabi Zoo, 10am Breakfast with the Giraffes at Niabi Zoo, enjoy a over the Mississippi River, with... Modern Woodmen Park - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport
Sun Jun 17 delicious, hot breakfast in the Oceans Gallery, then… and Schwiebert Riverfront Park, 6pm Tue Jul 3 IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Jul 27
Niabi Zoo, 8:30am Sat Jun 23
La Pulga on Fifth, a bi-weekly flea market; for Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning Inaugural Illinois Immigrant Entrepreneurs
information, call 309-314-5778… La Pulga on Fifth, 9am Food Truck Fight, enjoy a wide variety of food trucks, performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for Summit, … TaxSlayer Center, Fri Jul 27
Sun Jun 17 ice cold beer,… LeClaire Levee, noon Sat Jun 23 tickets… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Jul 6
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OTHER EVENTS / sports festival with live music, a trophy… Sunset Park, Licensed Mental Health Counselor; we will… Our Lady of August
Scott & Rock Island Counties / July 7am Sat Aug 18 the Prairie Retreat, 9:30am Sat Jun 2
newbo evolve festival, along with national headlining
Night Sky Viewing With the Popular Astronomy Urban Exploration Trip: Gary, Indiana, during this concerts from Maroon… Downtown Cedar Rapids, Fri
Quad-City Times Bix 7, covering seven miles, runners Club, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Neptune, M11 (Wild day tour, we’ll enjoy stunning views as we… 7am Sat Aug 3 thru Sun Aug 5
from around the world compete in... Downtown Duck Cluster), Albireo… Niabi Zoo, 7:30pm Sat Aug 18 Jun 2
Davenport, 8am Sat Jul 28 2018 Iowa State Fair, annual outdoor fair with
QC Cancer Awareness Ride, Gilda’s Club of the Quad Explore the Tallgrass Prairie, on Saturdays; a park contests, games, rides, pageants, food and crafts
Cars and Coffee on the Levee, … Downtown Cities’ annual motorcycle-ride fundraiser previously… ranger will discuss questions during guided walks… vendors, and nightly grandstand concerts; 7am-1am
LeClaire, Sat Jul 28 Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 9am Sun Aug 19 Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, 10am Sat Jun 2 grounds, 9am-9pm buildings, 10am-midnight midway;
thru Sat Jun 30 $4-12, ages 5 & under free, extra fees for grandstand
2018 Mississippi Valley Fair, thru Aug. 5; annual River Action Field Trip to Dubuque, this guided acts; for information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State
outdoor fair with contests, games, pageants,… tour will cover the Bee Branch Watershed Flood… River Geneseo Farmer’s Market, on Pearl Street; with Fairgrounds, East 30th Street & East University Ave., Des
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Tue Jul 31 thru Sun Action, 8am Thu Aug 23 vendors selling locally grown seasonal… Geneseo City Moines IA, IowaStateFair.org, Thu Aug 9 thru Sun Aug
Aug 5 Park, 8am Sat Jun 2 thru Fri Aug 31 19
Alternating Currents 2018, second-annual area
festival celebrating live music, film, comedy, and... Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat, thru June 9; led Star Party, starts at dusk; St. Ambrose opens its
August Downtown Davenport, Fri Aug 24 and Sat Aug 25 by Paul Witmer and Stephanie Haskins,… Our Lady of the observatory to the… St. Ambrose Menke Observatory,
Prairie Retreat, Sun Jun 3 7pm Sat Aug 18
QuadCity FoodForest Garden Day, Saturdays thru Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes, thru Sept. 2;
September; help us work in the gardens; for… QuadCity this all-new show unites Spider-Man, the Avengers,… Harlan-Lincoln House Volunteer Fair, those that
FoodForest, 10am Sat Aug 4 thru Sat Aug 25 TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Fri Aug 31 have a love of history and research are… Iowa Wesleyan
University, 3pm Thu Jun 7 LECTURES
2018 Tug Fest, annual tug-of-way over the Mississippi
River, with celebrations held at... LeClaire and Port Byron Outlying Areas Farm in the Park, visit educational booths by June
Levees, Thu Aug 9 thru Sat Aug 11 University of Illinois Extension where you… Aledo
June Central Park Bandshell, 3:30pm Fri Jun 8 Plants and Ecology of the Mississippi River and its
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning Floodplain, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk with Bob
performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for 33rd Annual Summer Farm Toy Show, farm toys of Mercer County 4-H BBQ, support 4-H as you dine on a Bryant, Native… River Action, 9am Sat Jun 2
tickets… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Aug 17 all brands and… Dyersville, Iowa, Fri Jun 1 and Sat Jun 2 grilled pork chop… Aledo Fire Station, 5pm Fri Jun 8
Investigate the Past: Annie Wittenmyer Complex,
Annual Irish Language and Culture Weekend, a presentation by the Special Collections Department of
hosted by Iowa Irish, a group of volunteer… Coe College, the Davenport Library; for information, call 563-326-
Fri Jun 8 thru Sun Jun 10 7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4:30pm Tue Jun 5
Star Party, starts at dusk; St. Ambrose opens its
observatory to the… St. Ambrose Menke Observatory, Building a Bridge for the Future: The I-74
7pm Sat Jun 9 Mississippi River Bridge Project, River Action hosts a
Channel Cat Talk with Danielle Mulholland,… Riverbend
Come to the Quiet– Responding to the Divine Commons Dock, 9am Tue Jun 5 and Thu Jun 7
Word, led by Pat Shea; in deep communion with the
Divine… Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 9:30am Tue I’m Freezing Out Here!, River Action hosts a Riverine
Jun 12 Walk with Dr. Tim Muir,… River Action, Wed Jun 6 and
Sat Jun 9
Epic Rebirth: A Celebration of Achievement,
guests will experience live performances, connect Coffee with Cops, grab some coffee and discuss issues
with community resources, and… Veterans Memorial with Davenport’s finest; free; for information, call 563-
Building, 4:30pm Wed Jun 13 326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 9am Sat Jun 9
4th Annual Wurst Festival, the event will feature the
area’s best sausages, beer and wine,… Amana Colonies, Natures Medical Marijuana, Nature’s Treatment will
11am Sat Jun 16 be guest speaking and assisting those interested… East
Moline Public Library, 6pm Mon Jun 11
Weaving Prayers and Baskets, with Kathleen Storms,
SSND; make a basic gathering basket to… Our Lady of Interview Skills, Mark Holloway from Iowa Workforce
the Prairie Retreat, 9am Tue Jun 19 Development will present an interactive program
about interview skills, what employers can ask and how
to answer interview questions; free; for information,
July call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
Geneseo Kiwanis’ 2018 Pork in the Park, all 6:30pm Tue Jun 12
proceeds go to Geneseo Kiwanis Public Service Fund;
Pork… Geneseo City Park Kiwanis Pavillion, 11am Wed David B. Sears Pioneered the Development of
Jul 4 Water Power on the Mississippi, River Action hosts a
Channel Cat Talk with Frank Ege,… Riverbend Commons
Star Party, starts at dusk; St. Ambrose opens its Dock, 9am Tue Jun 12 and Thu Jun 14
observatory to the… St. Ambrose Menke Observatory,
7pm Sat Jul 7 Hiking the Appalachian Trail, Doug Vroman will
share his experience hiking the Appalachian Trail;…
Explore the Tallgrass Prairie, on Saturdays; a park Western District Library, 6:30pm Wed Jun 13
ranger will discuss questions during guided walks…
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, 10am Sat Jul 7 Understanding Floodplains and Floodplain
thru Sat Jul 28 Management, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk with
Anthony Heddlesten and… River Action, Wed Jun 13
165th Great Jones County Fair, annual outdoor and Sat Jun 16
fair with contests, games, pageants, food and crafts
vendors, and nightly concerts with Jason Aldean, Luke Heaven on the Prairies, learn about the religious,
Bryan, Kid Rock, and Casting Crowns; $10 daily gate ethnic and economic groups that established… Quad
admission, $44 season gate admission (extra cost for City Botanical Center, 11:30am Thu Jun 14
grandstand concerts); for information, call 319-465-3275,
Great Jones County Fair, 800 N. Maple St., Monticello IA, What’s Happening with the Planets This Year?, a
GreatJonesCountyFair.com/2018, Wed Jul 18 thru Sun Quad Cities Institute of Noetic Sciences Meeting, with a
Jul 22 presentation… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm Thu
Jun 14
QCBC RAGBRAI XLVI, the 46th annual non-
competitive bicycle ride across… Sun Jul 22 thru Sat Rafting Logs to the QC Mills, River Action hosts a
Jul 28 Channel Cat Talk with Gayle Rein,… Riverbend Commons
Dock, 9am Tue Jun 19 and Thu Jun 21
Friends of Galena Library 2018 Pre-owned Book
Sale, thousands of books, CDs, and DVDs will be The QC Story of Dred and Harriet Scott, River
available for… Crossroads Community Church, 9am Fri Action hosts a Riverine Walk with Adam Burke,
Jul 27 Essayist,… River Action, Wed Jun 20 and Sat Jun 23

Rafting Logs to the QC Mills, River Action hosts a
Channel Cat Talk with Gayle Rein,… Riverbend Commons
Dock, 9am Thu Jun 21
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Virtual Reality: Travel the World, Jason Jensen will Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Buon Appetito! Italian Cuisine with Vanessa, Technology Open Lab, on the 4th Fri. of the month; if
be providing his HTC VIVE in the… Silvis Public Library, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Jul 24 native Italian Vanessa Jasper will teach us how to make… have a tech question, get individualized assistance with
1pm Sat Jun 23 LeClaire Community Library, 11am Sat Jun 2 questions about personal devices, social media, e-mail,
Genealogical Perspectives: 10 Tech Tools Internet, general questions, etc; free; for information, call
Genealogical Perspectives: Cold Case You Can’t Live Without, learn about the various Technology Open Lab, on the 2nd Fri. of the month; if 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
Investigative Techniques, Lisa Louise Cooke’s technology tools to improve and preserve your family have a tech question, get individualized assistance with Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
video, Genealogical Cold Cases, will teach you tips and history research by joining us as we view Lisa Louise questions about personal devices, social media, e-mail, org, 9am Fri Jun 22 thru Fri Aug 24
techniques used by cold case detectives to trace your Cooke video “10 Genealogy Tech Tools”; free; for Internet, general questions, etc; free; for information, call
ancestors through the ages; free; for information, call information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, Drop-In Tech Help, on the last Fri. of the month; bring
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. 3059 30th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 9am in any device and… LeClaire Community Library, 2pm Fri
Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm com, 6:30pm Tue Jul 24 Fri Jun 8 thru Fri Aug 10 Jun 29 thru Fri Aug 31
Tue Jun 26
Asian Carp in the QC, River Action hosts a Channel Cat Conversational English as a Second Language Summer Visit Day, high school and transfer students
Birding on the River, River Action hosts a Channel Cat Talk with Jeremiah Haas,… Riverbend Commons Dock, for Beginner Level, Mondays thru July 30; for adults can explore opportunities at SAU and tour campus; for
Talk with Dick Sayles,… Riverbend Commons Dock, 9am 9am Tue Jul 24 and Thu Jul 26 whose native language is not… Carl Sandburg Center for information, call 563-333-6300, St. Ambrose University,
Tue Jun 26 and Thu Jun 28 Manufacturing Excellence, 6pm Mon Jun 11 518 W. Locust St., Davenport IA, SAU.edu/visit, 10am Fri
Raising Monarch Butterflies, River Action hosts a Jul 6
A Closer Look at Emerald Ash Borer, River Action Riverine Walk with Janet Moline, Rock… River Action, Technology Open Lab, on the 3rd Fri. of the month;
hosts a Riverine Walk with Scott Carlson, Master… River Wed Jul 25 and Sat Jul 28 if have a tech question, get individualized assistance
Action, Wed Jun 27 and Sat Jun 30 with questions about personal devices, social media,
Restoring Floodplains for People and Nature, e-mail, Internet, general questions, etc; free; for
Practicing Christian Healing Today, sponsored River Action hosts a Channel Cat Talk with Olivia information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Davenport, with Dorothy,… Riverbend Commons Dock, 9am Tue Jul 31 - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
speaker… Bettendorf Public Library, 11:30am Fri Jun 29 RockIslandLibrary.org, 9am Fri Jun 15 thru Fri Aug 17

The Science of Christianity, sponsored by First August
Church of Christ, Scientist, Davenport, with speaker…
Moline Public Library, 3pm Fri Jun 29 Behind Closed Doors: Putnam Museum’s
Artifacts, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk with
Christina Kastell and… River Action, Wed Aug 1 and
July Sat Aug 4

Canoe Voyage: Quad Cities to New Orleans, River Restoring Floodplains for People and Nature,
Action hosts a Channel Cat Talk with Dana Starkell,… River Action hosts a Channel Cat Talk with Olivia
Riverbend Commons Dock, 9am Tue Jul 10 and Thu Dorothy,… Riverbend Commons Dock, 9am Thu Aug 2
Jun 12
Operations and Maintenance of the Nation’s
Battles of St. Cantigny/St. Mihiel, a presentation in Waterways, River Action hosts a Channel Cat Talk with
the library’s chronological examination of World War I by Anthony Heddlesten… Riverbend Commons Dock, 9am
Army Sustainment Command historian George Eaton; Tue Aug 7 and Thu Aug 9
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Downtown Rock Island: Still Rock Solid, River
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Wed Jul 11 Action hosts a Riverine Walk with Miles Brainard,
Urban… River Action, Wed Aug 8 and Sat Aug 11
World War I Lecture Series: Battles of Cantigny
& St. Mihiel, delve into history with Kevin Braafladt, Operations and Maintenance of the Nation’s
Army Sustainment Command Historian at the Rock Waterways, River Action hosts a Channel Cat Talk with
Island Arsenal, who will present another installment in Anthony Heddlesten… Riverbend Commons Dock, 9am
the World War I lecture series “Battles of Cantigny & St. Thu Aug 9
Mihiel”; learn more about two of the key battles of World
War I; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Quad Cities Institute of Noetic Sciences Meeting,
Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern free; for information, contact Christine at IONSQC@
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Wed aol.com or 563-332-7259… Bettendorf Public Library,
Jul 11 6:30pm Thu Aug 9

Lost Grove Lake: A Historical and Ecological River Landscape Mosaic, River Action hosts a
Perspective, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk with Channel Cat Talk with Dr. Norm… Riverbend Commons
Chad Dolan, Iowa… River Action, Wed Jul 11 and Sat Dock, 9am Tue Aug 14 and Thu Aug 16
Jul 14
A Look at Black Hawk State Historic Site through
Dreambuilder Vision Workshop, a Quad Cities the Years, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk with
Institute of Noetic Sciences Meeting, with a… Bettendorf Elizabeth Carvey, Historian,… River Action, Wed Aug 15
Public Library, 6:30pm Thu Jul 12 and Sat Aug 18

Amelia Earhart: A First-Person Portrayal by Leslie The CCC in Northeastern Iowa with author Linda
Goddard, in this lively living-history program, meet McCann, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a
Amelia and learn about… Silvis Public Library, 10am Sat federal program created… LeClaire Community Library,
Jul 14 11am Sat Aug 18

Where Does All the Sand and Gravel Come The History of Fort Armstrong and the Arsenal
From?, River Action hosts a Channel Cat Talk with Brian Island, River Action hosts a Channel Cat Talk with Gena
Dockery,… Riverbend Commons Dock, 9am Tue Jul 17 Schantz,… Riverbend Commons Dock, 9am Tue Aug 21
and Thu Jul 19 and Thu Aug 23

Sylvan Island Area: History, Recreation, and Moline Riverfront Development: 25 Years and
Sustainability, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk with Counting, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk with Jeff
Dr. Norm Moline,… River Action, Wed Jul 18 and Sat Anderson, Urban… River Action, Wed Aug 22 and Sat
Jul 21 Aug 25

Sylvan Island Area: History, Recreation, and Building a Bridge for the Future: The I-74
Sustainability, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk with Mississippi River Bridge Project, River Action hosts a
Dr. Norm Moline,… River Action, 9am Sat Jul 21 Channel Cat Talk with Danielle Mulholland,… Riverbend
Commons Dock, 9am Tue Aug 28 and Thu Aug 30
History and Legacy of the Bix 7 Road Race, a
presentation by the Special Collections Department of Best Management Practices within an Urban /
the Davenport Library; for information, call 563-326- Riparian Interface, River Action hosts a Riverine Walk
7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, with Brittany Ackerland, City… River Action, 6:30pm
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Jul Wed Aug 29
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COURSES
Binding Our State Together: 200 Years of Canals,
Railroads, Postal Services, and Roads, historical
geographer Norman Moline will provide a broad survey
of the development of Illinois’ connections since 1818; Workshop on Substance Use, Addiction, and
aa fascinating look at the infrastructure that binds Medication, the training will function as a follow up to
us together, just in time for the 200th anniversary of the… Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, 9pm Fri
statehood; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Jun 1
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MEETINGS Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Jun 25

Monthly Café Therapy, a judgement-free zone where people
can openly discuss their personal… The CITY Church,
Ecumenical Fellowship Church, lunchtime 6:30pm Fri Jun 29
discussions on the first and third Saturdays of the
month… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat June 2 and Sat
Aug 18 July
Quad City Dog & Cat Breeders Association Guided Mindfulness: Meditation in the Galleries,
Meeting, lunchtime discussions on the first and third practitioners will be guided in ways to calm the mind and
Saturdays of the month… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat body, and to bring awareness to the present moment;
Jun 2 and Sat Aug 18 meditations will be led by experienced meditation
practitioners from the Prairie River Sangha; free; for
Citizens to Reform DHS (Illinois Child and Family information and to register, contact Brooke Wessel:
Services), lunchtime discussions on the first and third bwessel@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225
Saturdays of the month… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm
Jun 2 and Sat Aug 18 Sun Jul 1

Ecumenical Fellowship Church Bi-Monthly Grief Support Group, held in the library; for
Luncheon, lunchtime discussions on the first and third information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian
Saturdays of the month… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Jul 3
Jun 2 and Sat Aug 18
Café Therapy, a judgement-free zone where people
Ecumenical Fellowship Church Outdoor Worship, can openly discuss their personal… The CITY Church,
on Sundays, with a potluck or cookout following; 6:30pm Fri Jul 13
locations TBD;… 11am Sun Jun 3 thru Sun Aug 26
Yoga at the Figge, the session will feature a relaxing
Ecumenical Fellowship Church Pot Luck Bible routine led by a local instructor; all experience levels,
Study, on Sundays in Parsonage; for information and from beginner to advanced, are welcome; space is
directions, call 563-676-8656… 6pm Sun Jun 3 thru limited with 90 spots available for the adult class (age 13
Sun Aug 26 or older) and 18 spots available for the children’s class
Olivia Gatwood @ The Stardust - August 31 (age 5-12); for information and to register, call 563-345-
Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, on the 1st 6638 or yoga@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum,
Mon. of the month; featuring a featured presentation; 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
guests can attend the Beginners SIG (Special Interest Yoga in the Village: For Fibromyalgia and Chronic Guided Mindfulness: Meditation in the Galleries, 10:30am Sat Jul 14
Group) which meets at 5:30pm just before the main Pain, on Tuesdays, with Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; practitioners will be guided in ways to calm the mind and
meeting; free; for information, call 309-764-5570 or $50 once a week; $90 twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 9:30am body, and to bring awareness to the present moment; Grief Support Group, held in the library; for
e-mail joseph85_us@yahoo.com, Butterworth Center, Tue Jun 5 thru Tue Aug 28 meditations will be led by experienced meditation information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian
1105 8th Street, Moline IL, QCS.org, 7pm Mon Jun 4 thru practitioners from the Prairie River Sangha; free; for Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Jul 17
Mon Aug 6 Chair Aerobics, on Tuesdays & Thursdays; work out at information and to register, contact Brooke Wessel:
your own pace;… First Presbyterian Church - LeClaire, bwessel@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 Yoga for Low Back, Hips and Sacrum, with Johanna
Emotions Anonymous, on Mondays; a self-help group 10am Tue Jun 5 thru Aug 30 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Welzenbach-Hilliard; $45; call or text Johanna at 563-
based on 12-step traditions… St. John’s Lutheran Church Sun Jun 10 726-2623 or e-mail… Above the Barre Dance Academy,
- Rock Island, 6pm Mon Jun 4 thru Mon Aug 27 Yoga in the Village: All Levels, on Wednesdays, with Fri Jul 20 and Sat Jul 21
Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50 once a week; $90 Prevent, Manage and Reverse Chronic Disease
Stitching Group, on Wednesdays; bring whatever craft twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 5:30pm Wed Jun 6 thru Wed through Lifestyle Medicine, Cheryl True, MD delivers Café Therapy, a judgement-free zone where people
you are working on, from… River Valley District Library, Aug 29 a presentation in the “How Not to Die: Ways to Reverse can openly discuss their personal… The CITY Church,
5pm Wed Jun 6 thru Wed Aug 29 Chronic Disease” series; learn various lifestyle changes 6:30pm Fri Jul 27
Yoga, on Thursdays; for information, call 563-729- that can improve your health and wellbeingfree; for
LeClaire Chamber Networking, … Big Dave’s & 1296… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 7pm Thu Jun 7 information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Grief Support Group, held in the library; for
Holly’s, noon Tue Jun 12 thru Thu Aug 30 - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Jun 11 Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Jul 31
Cookbook Club, register and check out the pre- Yoga: All Levels, on Thursdays, with Johanna
selected cookbook available at the… East Moline Public Welzenbach-Hilliard; $14 drop-in, $120 10-class pass; Yoga for Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders, with
Library, 5:30pm Mon Jun 18 thru Mon Aug 20 you… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 6:30pm Thu Jun Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $45; call or text Johanna August
7 thru Thu Aug 30 at 563-726-2623 or e-mail… Above the Barre Dance
QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group) Academy, Fri Jun 15 and Sat Jun 16 Guided Mindfulness: Meditation in the Galleries,
Meeting, on the 3rd Tue. of the month; with a special practitioners will be guided in ways to calm the mind and
program/presentation on Macintosh Applications… June Café Therapy, a judgement-free zone where people body, and to bring awareness to the present moment;
Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Jun 19 thru Tue can openly discuss their personal… The CITY Church, meditations will be led by experienced meditation
Aug 21 Café Therapy, a judgement-free zone where people 6:30pm Fri Jun 15 practitioners from the Prairie River Sangha; free; for
can openly discuss their personal… The CITY Church, information and to register, contact Brooke Wessel:
Coffee & Conversations: Strategic Planning, 6:30pm Fri Jun 1 Yoga at the Figge, the session will feature a relaxing bwessel@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225
guided discussion with the public to help the library set routine led by a local instructor; all experience levels, W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm
strategic objectives for the library’s 2019-22 strategic How Not to Die: The Relationship Between Food from beginner to advanced, are welcome; space is Sun Aug 5
plan; join us to help continue the conversation, and add and Chronic Disease, Beth Bryant, DPT delivers a limited with 90 spots available for the adult class (age 13
your voice to the library’s strategic planning for 2019- presentation in the “How Not to Die: Ways to Reverse or older) and 18 spots available for the children’s class Café Therapy, a judgement-free zone where people
2022; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Chronic Disease” series; learn various lifestyle changes (age 5-12); for information and to register, call 563-345- can openly discuss their personal… The CITY Church,
Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., that can improve your health and well-being; free; for 6638 or yoga@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 6:30pm Fri Aug 10
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Jul 24 information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport 10:30am Sat Jun 16 Grief Support Group, held in the library; for
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Jun 4 information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian

HEALTH How to be a Plant Based Athlete and Eat Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Aug 14
Grief Support Group, held in the library; for Successfully on the Road, Del and Teri Preston deliver
information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian a presentation in the “How Not to Die: Ways to Reverse Yoga for Core Strength and Balance, with Johanna
Monthly Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Jun 5 Chronic Disease” series; learn various lifestyle changes Welzenbach-Hilliard; $45; call or text Johanna at 563-
that can improve your health and well-being; free; for 726-2623 or e-mail… Above the Barre Dance Academy,
Yoga in the Village: For Fibromyalgia and Chronic Adaptive Bocce Ball Event, hosted by the Genesis information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Fri Aug 17 and Sat Aug 18
Pain, on Fridays, with Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50 Spinal Cord Support Group; St. Ambrose University… - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport
once a week; $90 twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 10am thru Genesis Physical Therapy and Wellness, 6pm Wed Jun 6 IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Jun 18 Café Therapy, a judgement-free zone where people
Fri Aug 31 can openly discuss their personal… The CITY Church,
Free Yoga, Nora Coyne-Logan, will lead a free yoga Grief Support Group, held in the library; for 6:30pm Fri Aug 24
Yoga, on Saturdays; for information, call 563-729- class; unwind and hit the refresh button on your day; information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian
1296… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 9am Sat Jun 2 free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Jun 19 Yoga at the Figge, the session will feature a relaxing
thru Sat Aug 25 Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, routine led by a local instructor; all experience levels,
DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Wed Jun 6 Body, Mind, Spirit Expo, a metaphysical and holistic from beginner to advanced, are welcome; space is
Yoga: All Levels, on Saturdays, with Johanna experience providing opportunities for attendees to… limited with 90 spots available for the adult class (age 13
Welzenbach-Hilliard; $14 drop-in, $120 10-class pass; Yoga at the Library, Nora Coyne-Logan will lead a Clinton Masonic Temple, 9am Sat Jun 23 or older) and 18 spots available for the children’s class
you… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 9am Sat Jun 2 yoga class that will help you refresh and unwind at the (age 5-12); for information and to register, call 563-345-
thru Sat Aug 25 end of your day; all experience levels are welcome; Whole Food Plant Based Cooking from Your 6638 or yoga@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum,
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Kitchen, Anne Haring delivers a presentation in the 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
Yoga in the Village: All Levels, on Mondays, with Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, “How Not to Die: Ways to Reverse Chronic Disease” 10:30am Sat Aug 25
Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50 once a week; $90 DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Wed Jun 6 series; learn various lifestyle changes that can improve
twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 5pm Mon Jun 4 thru Mon your health and well-being; free; for information, call
Aug 27 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
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Grief Support Group, held in the library; for Senior Technology Clinic, on Tuesdays; $5-7; for
information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Aug 28 Seniors), 1pm Tue Jun 5 thru Tue Aug 28

Spiritual Devotions, on Tuesdays; free; for

SENIORS information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 8am Tue Jun 5 thru Tue Aug 28

Weekly Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm
Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $2; for information, call 563-386- Wed Jun 6 thru Wed Aug 29
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am thru Fri
Aug 31 Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $7-10; for
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Bingo, on Fridays; no admission fee, card costs are 25 Seniors), 2pm Wed Jun 6 thru Wed Aug 29
&… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 12:30pm thru Fri
Aug 31 Evening Bingo, on Wednesdays; 5:30pm doors, 6pm
early-bird bingo, with regular bingo… CASI (Center for
Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2-5; for information, Active Seniors), 6pm Wed Jun 6 thru Wed Aug 29
call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
12:30pm thru Fri Aug 31 Pinochle, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm
Ceramics I, on Mondays & Fridays; $7-11; for Wed Jun 6 thru Wed Aug 29
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 9:30am thru Fri Aug 31 St. Anthony’s Blood Pressure Checks, on
Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477…
Ceramics I & II, on Fridays; $7-11; for information, call CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8:30am Wed Jun 6 thru
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Wed Aug 29
thru Fri Aug 31
TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off Pounds
Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2-5; for information, Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in,… CASI (Center for
call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), Active Seniors), 11:30am Wed Jun 6 thru Wed Aug 29
12:45pm thru Fri Aug 31
T’ai Chi Ch’un, on Wednesdays; $24-36/6 weeks; for
Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays; $2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10:25am Wed Jun 6 thru Wed Aug 29
Seniors), 9am thru Fri Aug 31
Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; $3-5; for information,
Low-Impact Exercise, Mon., Wed., & Fri.; $3-5; for call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Wed Jun 6 thru Wed Aug 29
Seniors), 9am thru Fri Aug 31
Line Dancing II, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information,
Senior Theatre: Second Avenue Players, on Fridays; call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
$2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center 2:30pm Thu Jun 7 thru Thu Aug 30
for Active Seniors), 10:30am thru Fri Aug 31
New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays; $2-5; for
Zumba, on Fridays; $3-5; for information, call 563-386- information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 8am thru Fri Seniors), 12:30pm Thu Jun 7 thru Thu Aug 30
Aug 31
Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, call
CASI/RSVP Silver LInings Bell Choir, on Mondays; 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9:30am
$2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center Thu Jun 7 thru Thu Aug 30
for Active Seniors), 9:30am Mon Jun 4 thru Mon Aug 27

Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-5; for information, call Monthly & Bi-Monthly
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 2:15pm
Mon Jun 4 thru Mon Aug 27 CASI Book Club, on the 1st Mon. of the month; $2-5; for
information… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10am Fri
Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing experience Jun 1 thru Fri Aug 3
necessary; free; for information, call… CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 8am Mon Jun 4 thru Mon Aug 27 iPad/iPhone Clinic, on the 1st & 3rd Mon. of the
month; $2-5… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Mon
Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; $3-5; for Jun 4 thru Mon Aug 20
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 10:15am Mon Jun 4 thru Mon Aug 27 Trinity Foot Clinic, on the 1st Wed. of the month; $25,
reservations required… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
Genesis Foot Clinic, Mon. & Tue. from 9-11:30am and 1pm Wed Jun 6 thru Wed Aug 1
1-3pm; $22, reservations required;… CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), Mon Jun 4 thru Tue Aug 28 Genesis Foot Clinic, on the 1st Thu. of the month from
9-11:30am and 1-3pm… CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-5; for information, call 563- Thu Jun 7 thru Thu Aug 2
386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Jun
5 thru Tue Aug 28 Senior Bingo, on the 1st Thu. of the month; for
information, call 309-755-9614… East Moline Public
Ceramics II, on Tuesdays from 9:30am-noon or Library, 3pm Thu Jun 7 thru Thu Aug 2
1-2:30pm; $7-11/session, $9-12/all day; for… CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue Jun 5 thru Tue Aug 28 Movie Matinee, on the 2nd Tue. of the month; $2-5; for
information... CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1pm Tue
Knitting & Crocheting, on Tuesdays; make hats, Jun 12 thru Tue Aug 14
scarfs, and mittens for children and… CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 12:30pm Tue Jun 5 thru Tue Aug 28 Grief Support Group, on the 2nd & 4th Wed of
the month; for information… CASI (Center for Active
Line Dancing I, on Tuesdays; $3-5; for information, call Seniors), 9:30am Wed Jun 13 thru Wed Aug 22
563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am
Tue Jun 5 thru Tue Aug 28 iPad/iPhone Clinic, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
7477… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 9am Mon Jun 18
Line Dancing Lesson, on Tuesdays; free; for
information, call 563-386-7477… CASI (Center for Active Walgreens Medication Review & Blood Pressure
Seniors), 8:30am Tue Jun 5 thru Tue Aug 28 Check, on the 3rd Thu. of the month; free; for
information… CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 10am
Riverview Manor Blood Pressure Checks, on Thu Jun 21 thru Thu Aug 16
Tuesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477… CASI
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ARTS & CRAFTS Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Wed Jun 20

June Fridays at the Figge: Mixed Media, sessions for
grades K-2 and 3-5; kids will explore ways of putting
Art & Nature Camp for Grades K-4, thru June 7; together a wide variety of materials from paper
while visiting some of the area nature trails, students and cardboard to wood, foil, and feathers; bring a
will create a variety of natural art projects. Bird feeders, sack lunch, snack and beverages, and dress for art
butterfly nets, clay printing, weaving, and fishing; with activities; $45-55; for information and to register, e-mail
instructor Pat Bereskin; $125; for information and to haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or call 563-345-
register, call 563-508-4630 or email bereskinartgallery@ 6630, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
gmail.com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Fri Jun 22
St., Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 11am Mon
Jun 4 Carle’s Creators, for grades K-3; you will be using
pencil and paper to create your own I spy! page and
Carle’s Creators, for grades K-3; Eric Carle is our what to find; author Jean Marzollo wrote the riddles to
author/illustrator of the day; we will be creating a the I Spy! series and Walter Wick took the photographs;
butterfly using a collage technique; free; for information, free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary. Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1:30pm Mon Jun 25
org, 1:30pm Mon Jun 4
Chalk Walk, for grades 6 & under; help beautify East
Space Camp, thru June 7; from creating 3D sculptures Moline Library’s… East Moline Public Library, 10:30am
to 2D illustrations of your favorite characters, we will be Mon Jun 25
making action posters, character-inspired snowflakes,
lava slime, clay characters, a living land for your alien Art in the Middle: Printmaking, for grades 6-8;
life form, and more; with instructor Pat Bereskin; $125; using ink, paint, markers and crayons, students will
for information and to register, call 563-508-4630 explore color mixing, blending and experiment with
or email bereskinartgallery@gmail.com, Bereskin design using shape, form, line quality, and more in this
Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf IA, engaging all-day art experience; bring a sack lunch,
BereskinArtGallery.com, 1pm Mon Jun 4 snack and beverages; $50-60; for information and to
register, e-mail haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or
Story and a Craft, on Mondays; a special storytime call 563-345-6630, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.,
presenting a favorite picture book with a craft or activity
Planet Funk Con @ TaxSlayer Center - June 22 and 23 Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Wed Jun 27
designed especially for the story; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Tinker Lab: Kindness Rocks, Dremel Style, for ages
Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Jun 7 thru Thu Jun 28 Rock Painting, the whole family is invited to come and 10 & up; come back for the next… LeClaire Community
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Mon Jun 4 thru Mon Jun paint rocks; we’ll supply the rocks and paint, you bring Library, 4:30pm Thu Jun 28
25 Kindness Rocks, for ages 3-15; paint a rock and spread the creativity; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
kindness around… LeClaire Community Library, 4pm Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses
Art to Go with the Figge, the activities will be inspired Fri Jun 8 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm during a hands-on experience with a story and art
by the museum’s permanent collection… River Valley Wed Jun 13 project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
District Library, 10am Tue Jun 5 Fridays at the Figge: Drawing, sessions for grades Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St.,
K-2 and 3-5; students will create artworks throughout the Clay on the Potter’s Wheel, Thursdays thru July 19, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Jun 29
Picasso Rocks! Summer Art Club, on Tuesdays, day using a variety of media, including pencil, markers for ages 8-14; $85; for information… Black Hawk College
for grades 3-8; rock your art skills with Ms Gloria; free; and color pencils in a creatively engaging day at the - Quad City Campus, 5:30pm Thu Jun 14 Fridays at the Figge: Printmaking, sessions for
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Figge studios; bring a sack lunch, snack and beverages, grades K-2 and 3-5; kids will make prints with art
Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, and dress for art activities; $45-55; for information and Tinker Lab: Kindness Rocks, Dremel Style, for ages materials including paint, ink, markers, and pencils
RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Jun 5 thru Tue Jun 26 to register, e-mail haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 10 & up; come back for the next… LeClaire Community in an exploration of rhythm, pattern, mark-making,
call 563-345-6630, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Library, 4:30pm Thu Jun 14 texture, and many visual effects; bring a sack lunch,
Crafternoon, this free, drop-in program is fun for all Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Fri Jun 8 snack and beverages, and dress for art activities;
ages; free;… LeClaire Community Library, 3pm Wed Fridays at the Figge: Painting, sessions for $45-55; for information and to register, e-mail
Jun 6 Teen Travel DIY, create travel-inspired décor; free; grades K-2 and 3-5; kids will express themselves on haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or call 563-345-
for information, call 309-755-9614… East Moline Public canvas and paper, acrylic paints, and watercolor to 6630, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Art in the Middle: Drawing, for grades 6-8; using Library, 2pm Sat Jun 9 explore color, shape, line, pattern and more; bring FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Fri Jun 29
pencils, pens and ink kids will have opportunities a sack lunch, snack and beverages, and dress for art
to delve into mark-making, visual texture, balance, Carle’s Creators, for grades K-3; Chris Raschka is our activities; $45-55; for information and to register, e-mail Teen Elemental Art, create Japanese-style tie-dye and
shape, form, and more as they explore the basic art author/illustrator of the day; we will be creating a dog haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or call 563-345- fire art; must bring white garment… East Moline Public
of drawing; bring a sack lunch, snack and beverages; using his watercolor technique; free; for information, call 6630, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Library, 2pm Sat Jun 30
$50-60; for information and to register, e-mail 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Fri Jun 15
haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or call 563-345- Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
6630, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, org, 1:30pm Mon Jun 11 Father’s Day Make It, Take It, for grades 6 & under; July & August
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Wed Jun 6 make a Father’s Day card… East Moline Public Library,
STEAM-azing Kids, for grades K-6; the Figge will 2pm Sat Jun 16 Carle’s Creators, for grades K-3; art for young ones;
Wild Crafts, on Wednesdays; a different wild craft every be helping us make Cubism Self-Portraits as we put free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
week; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport the”A” for Art in our STEAMazing program; free; for Carle’s Creators, for grades K-3; Dev Petty is our Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public author/illustrator of the day; we will be making Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1:30pm Mon Jul 2
DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Wed Jun 6 thru Wed Jun Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, clay creatures using modeling techniques; free; for
20 RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm Mon Jun 11 information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Story and a Craft, on Mondays; a special storytime
Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, presenting a favorite picture book with a craft or activity
Libraries Rock! Painted Rock Program, spread the Canvas Picture Pillow for Dad, an activity in the RockIslandLibrary.org, 1:30pm Mon Jun 18 designed especially for the story; free; for information,
word that libraries rock by painting a rock, and then Southwest Family Craft series; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
hiding it for someone to find and re-hide; we’ll be set up call 309-732-7338, Rock Island Public Library - Kindness Rocks, for ages 3-15; come paint a rock and Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
along the patio, so just drop in during posted hours to Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, spread kindness… LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Mon Jul 2 thru Mon Jul 30
paint rocks with us; free; for information, call 309-732- RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Jun 12 Mon Jun 18
7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th Picasso Rocks! Summer Art Club, on Tuesdays,
St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Jun 6 Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses Art in the Middle: Cartooning, for grades 6-8; tips for grades 3-8; rock your art skills with Ms Gloria; free;
during a hands-on experience with a story and art and techniques on how to draw engaging cartoon for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Tinker Lab: Kindness Rocks, Dremel Style, for project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock characters and caricatures will take their comic art to Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL,
ages 10 & up; make kindness rocks to spread… LeClaire Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock new heights; bring a sack lunch, snack and beverages; RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Jul 3 thru Tue Jul 10
Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Jun 7 Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Jun 12 $50-60; for information and to register, e-mail
haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or call 563-345- Tinker Lab: Crafting Instruments, ages 10 & up
Pen and Ink for Grades 6-12, Thursdays thru June Southwest Family Craft Night: Pillow with Photo 6630, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, learn the basics of working with… LeClaire Community
28; course projects cover a full repertoire of linemaking, Slot, free craft for families and people of all ages; free; FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Wed Jun 20 Library, 4:30pm Thu Jul 5
gesture, contour, hatching, stippling, and developed for information, call 309-732-7338, Rock Island Public
freestyle lines, as well as the use of ink washes for Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Birdseed Silhouettes, use birdseed to create DIY Teens, on Thursdays; supplies will be provided
grounds and shading; with instructor Brad Bisbey; Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Jun 12 interesting silhouettes in the Storytime Circle at Eastern; for specific projects, but teens are always invited to
$125; for information and to register, call 563-508-4630 make art that our feathered friends can eat; free; for be creative with the materials; free; for information,
or email bereskinartgallery@gmail.com, Bereskin Art in the Middle: Painting, for grades 6-8; a information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf IA, basic study of color theory followed by projects that - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
BereskinArtGallery.com, 11am Thu Jun 7 include painting on a variety of surfaces, mixing IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Jun 20 DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Jul 5 thru Thu Jul 26
colors, combining paints with different mediums and
DIY Teens, on Thursdays; supplies will be provided designing images using shape, form, line, rhythm, and Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their Fridays at the Figge: Sculpture, sessions for
for specific projects, but teens are always invited to pattern; $50-60; for information and to register, e-mail senses during a hands-on experience with a story and grades K-2 and 3-5; kids will shape clay, paper, wood
be creative with the materials; free; for information, haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or call 563-345- art project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, shavings, fabric and other unique materials into
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern 6630, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 sculptural objects and explore concepts of balance,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Wed Jun 13 weight, shape, form, texture, and size; bring a sack
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ARTS & CRAFTS / July & August a fun class that uses clay, wood, wire, cardboard,
foam and more to create 2D relief and 3D sculptural
masterpieces; bring a sack lunch, snack and beverages;
$50-60; for information and to register, e-mail
lunch, snack and beverages, and dress for art activities; haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or call 563-345-
$45-55; for information and to register, e-mail 6630, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or call 563-345- FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Wed Jul 11
6630, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Fri Jul 6 Wild Crafts, on Wednesdays; a different wild craft
every week; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Carle’s Creators, for grades K-3; Dr. Seuss is the author/ Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street,
illustrator of the day; we will be creating some Dr. Seuss Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Wed Jul 11
whimsy using the children’s departments art and craft thru Wed Jul 25
supplies; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Tinker Lab: Crafting Instruments, for ages 10 &
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1:30pm Mon Jul 9 up; make a real instrument out… LeClaire Community
Library, 4:30pm Thu Jul 12
Drawing for the Portfolio for Grades 6-12, thru
July 12; students will work in drawing media from the Maurice Sendak Family Art Program, the workshop
still life, cast collection, and the human figure/ portrait from a Figge outreach educator will feature a brief
to learn principles of composition, value, perspective, presentation on Sendak, followed by a hands-on session
and drawing techniques; with instructor Paul Lange; where families will create their own Sendak-inspired art
$125; for information and to register, call 563-508-4630 piece to take home; free; for information, call 309-732-
or email bereskinartgallery@gmail.com, Bereskin 7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf IA, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm
BereskinArtGallery.com, 9am Mon Jul 9 Tue Jul 17 Brent Tubbs, Jackson Greene, and Jeremy Mahr in All the Great Books Abridged @ The Spotlight Theatre
STEAM-azing Kids, for grades K-6; pool noodles + Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their
small balls = Marble Run in this fun creation time; free; senses during a hands-on experience with a story and com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Kidstock: Session I, Mon.-Fri. thru June 29; ages 8-18
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public art project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 9am Mon Jul 23 take part in workshops… RME (River Music Experience),
Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 1pm Mon Jun 18
RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm Mon Jul 9 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, My Tie Dye!, join us and make some fun, funky tie
10:30am Wed Jul 18 dye; bring an item to dye (cotton or linen work best) or Drum Circle with River Music Experience!, get
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses dye one of the provided handkerchiefs; you may want ready to make lots of noise in the library; join us as River
during a hands-on experience with a story and art DIY Instruments, ages 3-7 use recycled materials to wear clothing that you don’t mind staining; free; for Music Experience leads us in a drum circle; free; for
project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock and some imagination to create… LeClaire Community information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Library, 10:30am Fri Jul 20 - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Jul 10 IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Tue Jul 24 IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Tue Jun 19
Plein Air Painting in Acrylic for Grades 4-12, thru
Southwest Family Craft Night: Travel “Suitcase” July 26; students will interpret a particular scene and Tinker Lab: Crafting Instruments, for ages 10 & Piano Camp, thru June 29; for students entering
with Candy Inside, free craft for families and people make thoughtful and informed decisions on color, up; make a real instrument out… LeClaire Community grades 9 -12; $200; for information and to register, call
of all ages; free; for information, call 309-732-7338, composition, values, and edges; students should Library, 4:30pm Thu Jul 26 563-333-6148, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 bring (4) - 11 x 17 canvases to camp; with instructor Davenport IA, SAU.edu/summer-at-sau, Mon Jun 25
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, Pat Bereskin; $125; for information and to register, call Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses
6pm Tue Jul 10 563-508-4630 or email bereskinartgallery@gmail. during a hands-on experience with a story and art Family Storytime with Quad City Symphony
project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock “Musical Mad Libs”, a special storytime where you will
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., get to write lyrics… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm

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Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Jul 27 Tue Jun 26

DIY Washer Windchimes, ages eight & up use Kidstock Session I Concert, camp-ending concert
alcohol inks to color to metal washers and make unique for the students who took part in workshops… The
windchimes; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Redstone Room, 6pm Fri Jun 29
Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Jul 28
Thursday, May 31, through Sunday, September 9 @ Family Museum, July & August
Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses
2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf IA during a hands-on experience with a story and art John Duggleby “Beat Generation” Drum Circle,
project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock drumming sparks creativity, improves coordination and

O ne of the most popular and successful children’s- Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock releases pent-up energy, with… LeClaire Community
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Aug 14 Library, noon Thu Jul 5
book authors of all time – along with many of
his beloved animal, bird, and insect friends – will be Southwest Family Craft Night: Fall Leaf Weaving BluesKool: Anthony “Big A” Sherrod Delta Blues
celebrated in a new Family Museum exhibition run- Project, free craft for families and people of all ages; Session, a family presentation in the 33rd Annual
ning through September 9, as the Bettendorf venue free; for information, call 309-732-7338, Rock Island Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, LeClaire Park, 400
hosts the touring family delight Very Eric Carle: A Very Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Beiderbecke Dr., Davenport IA, MVBS.org, 5pm Sat Jul 7
Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit. Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Aug 14
BluesKool: David Berntson Blues Harmonica
Born in 1929, children’s-book writer, illustrator, Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their Lessons, a family presentation in the 33rd Annual
and designer Carle is probably best known for 1969’s senses during a hands-on experience with a story and Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, LeClaire Park, 400
A Very Hungry Caterpillar, a picture book that has art project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Beiderbecke Dr., Davenport IA, MVBS.org, 3:30pm Sat
been translated into more than 62 languages and Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Jul 7
has sold more than 46 million copies worldwide. Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Wed Aug 22 BluesKool: Ellis Kell’s Winter Blues All-Stars,
Since its publication, Carle has also illustrated more Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, a family presentation in the 33rd Annual Mississippi
than 70 additional books, most of which he also Busy Exhibit @ the Family Museum -- thru Sep. 9 Petite Picassos, ages 5 & under use all of their senses Valley Blues Festival, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr.,
wrote, with global sales of more than 145 million during a hands-on experience with a story and art Davenport IA, MVBS.org, 2pm Sat Jul 7
copies. He won the biennial Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in 2003 for his career contribution to American project; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
children’s literature, and for his contributions as a children’s illustrator, Carle was the United States’ nominee Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Kidstock at Camp Abe Lincoln, thru July 13; ages 8-17
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Aug 31 take part in workshops and… YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln,
for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2010.
Sun Jul 8
At the play-and-learn Very Eric Carle exhibit, Family Museum visitors will step into the pages of Carle’s
colorful picture books, and his classic “Very” series, with all of its book illustrated in Carle’s hand-painted
MUSIC Babaloo, children’s musician entertains families
tissue-paper-collage technique, introduces five special insects who take journeys of discovery. Each story is a with singing and stomping, dancing and… LeClaire
testament to Carle’s love of nature, his respect for the emotional lives of children, and his recurring themes of Community Library, 6pm Mon Jul 9
friendship, creativity, and the power of imagination. Consequently, in this special attraction, museum guests June
Kidstock at Camp Abe Lincoln Concert, camp-
are invited to become the Very Hungry Caterpillar as they follow his path; weave a web with the Very Busy Blank Park Zoo: A Very Musical Habitat, join a ending concert for the students who took part in
Spider; find their light with the Very Lonely Firefly; make the Very Clumsy Click Beetle flip and jump; compose zoo educator as we explore the songs and… LeClaire workshops… YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln, Fri Jul 13
a night symphony with the Very Quiet Cricket; create artwork using many of Carle’s materials and techniques; Community Library, 2pm Tue Jun 5
and enjoy a gallery of prints from Carle’s “Very” book series. Air Band Competition, for ages 8-15; pick your favorite
Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit will be on display through September 9 STEM in Music, for ages 6 & up; learn about the song and an instrument… LeClaire Community Library,
science of sound and music; make musical instruments 4:30pm Mon Jul 23
before continuing its expected 10-year tour as a traveling exhibition, and entrace to the exhibit is free with and experiment in this fun STEM program; free; for
$5-9 admission. Regular museum hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, Kidstock: Session II, Mon.-Fri. thru Aug. 3; ages 8-18
p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and more information is available by calling 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. take part in workshops… RME (River Music Experience),
(563)344-4106 or visiting FamilyMuseum.org. com, 2pm Thu Jun 7 1pm Mon Jul 23
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Kidstock Session II Concert, camp-ending concert East Moline Public Library Summer Reading Stories in the Park, on Tuesdays; join Davenport Public Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am
for the students who took part in workshops… The Program, kids and adults read to win great… East Library for a special story hour; free; for information, call Thu Jun 7 thru Thu Jun 28
Redstone Room, 6pm Fri Aug 3 Moline Public Library, Sat Jun 2 thru Wed Jul 18 563-326-7832, Vander Veer Botanical Park, 215 W Central
Park, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 11am Tue WQPT Special Story Time, for grades 6 & under; a
Summer Reading Kick Off!, join us for an afternoon Jun 5 thru Tue Jun 26 very special Story Time with Pinkalicious and Peterrific;

STORIES of family fun and register… East Moline Public Library,
1pm Sat Jun 2 Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories and
join us for stories and crafts; free; for information, call
309-755-9614, East Moline Public Library, 740 16th Ave.,
activities to settle in for the evening; pajamas, pillows, East Moline IL, EastMolineLibrary.org,10:30am Mon
June Summer Reading Program Kickoff Day, celebrate and stuffed toys welcome; free; for information, call Jun 11
the start of the Summer Reading Program with a 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Go Wild at the Davenport Library Summer story time, crafts, a puppet show, and a movie; 10am Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Family Storytime, free; for information, call 563-289-
Reading Program, at all Davenport libraries; Wild Stories, 11am Gladys & Myrtle’s Glad & Merry DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Wed Jun 6 thru Wed Jun 4242… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm Tue Jun 12
a partnership with the Figge Art Museum and a Pumpernickel Puppeteers with special guest Bernard, 20
celebration of the world of “Where the Wild Things 1pm Wild Crafts, and 2:30pm “Where the Wild Things Pinkalicious & Peteriffic Storytime, join the library
Are” by Maurice Sendak; pick up a reading log, keep Are” movie; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Toddle Time, finger plays, songs, and stories for ages and WQPT Quad Cities PBS for a special storytime about
track of the books you read, and receive prizes as well Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., 0-2, but all… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am Wed Pinkalicious and her brother, Peteriffic, an art project,
as a chance at a grand prize drawing for gift cards, gift Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Jun 2 Jun 6 and information about using the show for education;
baskets, and more; free; for information, call 563-326- each child will go home with some art supplies, so they
7832, DavenportLibrary.com, Fri Jun 1 thru Tue Jul 31 Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; kids enjoy stories, A Magic Adventure with Laura Anderson, enjoy can create their own adventures; free; for information,
music, and movement; free; for information, call 563- a marvelous evening of puppets, magic, and stories; call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library -
Libraries Rock! Summer Learning for All Ages, 326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount free;… River Valley District Library, 6pm Thu Jun 7 Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
free and fun reading challenges, summer learning, and St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Jun RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Jun 13
events for all ages at all Rock Island Public Libraries; for 4 thru Mon Jun 25 Ancient Greek Myths, for grades 6 & under; learn
information, call 309-732-7323, RockIslandLibrary.org, about Ancient Greece through… East Moline Public Toddle Time, finger plays, songs, and stories for ages
Fri Jun 1 thru Sat Jul 21 Story and a Craft, on Mondays; a special storytime Library, 11am Thu Jun 7 0-2, but all… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am Wed
presenting a favorite picture book with a craft or activity Jun 13
LeClaire Community Library Summer Reading designed especially for the story; free; for information, Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the
Program: Libraries Rock!, kids and adults join us call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf Pinkalicious & Peteriffic Storytime, join the library
for a… LeClaire Community Library, Fri Jun 1 thru Tue Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Public Library, 6pm Thu Jun 7 and WQPT Quad Cities PBS for a special storytime about
Jul 31 DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Mon Jun 4 thru Mon Jun Pinkalicious and her brother, Peteriffic, an art project,
25 Summer Reading Buddies, on Thursdays; practice and information about using the show for education;
River Valley District Library Summer Reading your reading by sharing your favorite books with a each child will go home with some art supplies, so they
Program, the library invites readers of all ages… River Tales for Tots, on Mondays; ages birth to age three and Middle School or High School Library volunteer; sign can create their own adventures; free; for information,
Valley District Library, Fri Jun 1 thru Tue Jul 31 a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Mon up for 20-minute sessions; free; for information, call call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
Jun 4 thru Mon Jun 25 563-326-7832 , Davenport Public Library - Eastern Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
Baby Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music, Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, org, 10:30am Fri Jun 15
and movement; free; for information, call 563-326- Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, & crafts for ages DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Thu Jun 7 thru Thu Jul 26
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., 3-6, but all welcome;… LeClaire Community Library, Pinkalicious & Peteriffic Storytime, join the library
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Jun 1 6:30pm Tue Jun 5 Tales for Tots, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three and WQPT Quad Cities PBS for a special storytime about
thru Fri Jun 29 and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm Pinkalicious and her brother, Peteriffic, an art project,
Out of School Book Club, a book club for kids in Thu Jun 7 thru Thu Jun 28 and information about using the show for education;
Baby Storytime, on Fridays; stories, songs, and crafts grades 3-5; we will discuss the selected book and each child will go home with some art supplies, so they
for preschoolers; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, do some book-related crafts and activities; free; for Toddler Storytime, on Thursdays; introduce early can create their own adventures; free; for information,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, literacy skills to your toddler with music, movement call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. and stories; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
Fri Jun 1 thru Fri Jun 29 com, 1pm Tue Jun 5 Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 org, 10:30am Tue Jun 19
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STORIES / June 3-6, but all welcome;… LeClaire Community Library,
6:30pm Tue Jul 10

Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early
Storytime Science at McGehee Center, explore with learning and fun, with new themes each week; free; for
the Discovery Center Museum of Rockford, IL about… information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
Silvis Public Library, 2:30pm Tue Jun 19 - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Jul 11
Family Storytime with Quad City Symphony
“Musical Mad Libs”, a special storytime where you will Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories and
get to write lyrics… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm activities to settle in for the evening; pajamas, pillows,
Tue Jun 26 and stuffed toys welcome; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
learning and fun, with new themes each week; free; DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Wed Jul 11 thru Wed Jul 25
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island IL, Toddle Time, finger plays, songs, and stories for ages
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Jun 26 0-2, but all… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am Wed
Jul 11
Toddle Time, finger plays, songs, and stories for ages
0-2, but all… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am Wed Toddler Tales, on Fridays; stories, songs, and a craft for
Jun 27 early learning and fun, with new themes each week; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL,
learning and fun, with new themes each week; free; for RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Jul 13 thru Fri Jul 20
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Jun 27 learning and fun, with new themes each week; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island IL,
July RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Jul 17

Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; kids enjoy stories, Teen Silent Reading Party, we invite teens to bring
music, and movement; free; for information, call 563- their pillows, blankets, and current book for an afternoon
326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount of quiet reading, silent library challenges, and lots of
St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Jul door prizes; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
2 thru Mon Jul 30 Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Story and a Craft, on Mondays; a special storytime Sat Jul 21
presenting a favorite picture book with a craft or activity
designed especially for the story; free; for information, Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, and crafts for ages
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern 3-6, but all welcome;… LeClaire Community Library,
Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, 6:30pm Tue Jul 24
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Mon Jul 2 thru Mon Jul 30
Toddle Time, finger plays, songs, and stories for ages
Tales for Tots, on Mondays; ages birth to age three and 0-2, but all… LeClaire Community Library, 10:30am Wed
a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Mon Jul 25
Jul 2 thru Mon Jul 30

Out of School Book Club, a book club for kids in August
grades 3-5; we will discuss the selected book and
do some book-related crafts and activities; free; for Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. Public Library, 6pm Thu Aug 2
com, 1pm Tue Jul 3
Tales for Tots, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three
Family Storytime, stories, rhymes, and crafts for ages and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm
3-6, but all welcome;… LeClaire Community Library, Thu Aug 2 thru Thu Aug 30
6:30pm Tue Jul 3
Baby Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music,
Stories in the Park, on Tuesdays; join Davenport Public and movement; free; for information, call 563-326-
Library for a special story hour; free; for information, call 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
563-326-7832, Vander Veer Botanical Park, 215 W Central Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Aug 3
Park, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 11am Tue Jul thru Fri Aug 31
3 thru Thu Jul 31
Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; kids enjoy stories,
Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the music, and movement; free; for information, call 563-
opportunity to read aloud to dogs from… Bettendorf 326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
Public Library, 6pm Thu Jul 5 St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon
Aug 6 thru Mon Aug 27
Tales for Tots, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three
and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm Tales for Tots, on Mondays; ages birth to age three and
Thu Jul 5 thru Thu Jul 26 a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Mon
Aug 6 thru Mon Aug 27
Toddler Storytime, on Thursdays; introduce early
literacy skills to your toddler with music, movement Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early
and stories; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, learning and fun, with new themes each week; free; for
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
Thu Jul 5 thru Thu Jul 26 RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Aug 15

Baby Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music, Toddler Tales, on Fridays; stories, songs, and a craft for
and movement; free; for information, call 563-326- early learning and fun, with new themes each week; free;
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Jul 6 Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island
thru Fri Jul 27 IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Aug 17 thru Fri
Aug 24
Baby Storytime, on Fridays; stories, songs, and crafts
for preschoolers; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Toddler Tales, on Tuesdays; stories, songs, and a craft
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 for early learning and fun, with new themes each week;
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Fri Jul 6 thru Fri Jul 27 Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Aug 21 thru Tue
Family Storytime: Something’s Missing, join Aug 28
author Lauren Wood and illustrator Johnnie Cluney for
a… LeClaire Community Library, 6:30pm Tue Jul 10
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Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and a craft for early Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
learning and fun, with new themes each week; free; for sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free;
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
- Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Aug 29 RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Jun 8

Kick off Special Event: Niabi Zoo, the Niabi Zoo visits

LIBRARY EVENTS to celebrate World Ocean Day and… Silvis Public Library,
1pm Sat Jun 9

June Teddy Bear Tea, bring your favorite doll or teddy
bear for “elevenses”; tea and snacks provided, fancy
Teen Library Council Meeting, join us for the dress encouraged; free; for information, call 563-326-
meeting to receive your member card… East Moline 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Public Library, 4pm Fri Jun 1 Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 11am Sat Jun 9

Child’s Play, on Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, Absolute Science, be entertained and educated as
but all welcome; rotating programs… Bettendorf Public Absolute Science blows your mind with cool science
Library, 10pm Sat Jun 2 thru Sat Jun 30 demonstrations and experiments; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
STEAM-azing Kids, for grades K-6; Absolute Science Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
will be putting on a science show; free; for information, DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Mon Jun 11
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary. Egyptian Hieroglyphics, grades 6 & under learn
org, 3pm Mon Jun 4 how to make their names… East Moline Public Library,
2:30pm Tue Jun 12
Teen International Candy Tasting, taste and rank
candies from around the world; free; for… East Moline The Grout Museum presents Snakes Alive!,
Public Library, 5:30pm Mon Jun 4 presented by the Grout Museum, participants get up
close and personal with some of the most feared animals
Minecraft Mondays, on Mondays; play Minecraft on on the planet; free; for information, call 563-326-
the library’s server; free; for information, call 563-326- 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Tue Jun 12
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Mon Jun 4
thru Mon Jun 25 Anime/Manga Club, choose or create your Avatar that
will be put on… Silvis Public Library, 4pm Wed Jun 13
Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free; ISU Insect Zoo, be an entomologist for an hour; come
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public get hands on… LeClaire Community Library, 4:30pm
Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island IL, Wed Jun 13
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Jun 5
Teen Iron Chef, we provide the ingredients, including
STEM: Cloud Formation Fun, for grades 6 & under; some mystery items, you supply the culinary creativity;
join us and learn more… East Moline Public Library, 11am contestants will prepare simple, no-bake snacks for our
Tue Jun 5 judges to sample; team up with a friend or compete
solo to create fantastic dishes and win prizes; free; for
Teen Volunteer Night, volunteer at the library and information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
fulfill needed service hours or… Silvis Public Library, - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
5:30pm Tue Jun 5 RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm Thu Jun 14

Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; Teen Slime Club: Boba Tea Slime, create Japanese-
sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free; for inspired slime free; for information, call 309-755-9614…
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library East Moline Public Library, 2pm Thu Jun 14
- Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Jun 6 Science of Sound, for ages 3-7; explore sound through
play and art; explore… LeClaire Community Library,
The Wapsi presents Birds of Prey!, the Wapsi River 10:30am Fri Jun 15
Environmental Education Center will be bringing their
feathered friends to Eastern; free; for information, Teen Pride Party, in honor of National Pride Month,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern join us for a… East Moline Public Library, 4pm Fri Jun 15
Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Jun 6 Teen Summer Gaming Tournament: Star Wars
Battlefront II, show off your force in the Teen Summer
Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games Gaming tournament; we will be playing Star Wars
and gaming systems; we have PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox Battlefront II on the Xbox One and prizes will go to 1st
360, Wii, and Wii U for you to try, along with space for & 2nd places; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
tabletop gaming; free; for information, call 563-326- Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Jun Fri Jun 15
6 thru Wed Jun 20
Monster Party!, celebrate monsters as we make
Toddler Rumpus, on Wednesdays; introduce early monster crafts and enjoy some monster games
literacy skills to your toddler with music, movement, and snacks; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
and stories; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Wed Jun 6 Sat Jun 16
thru Wed Jun 20
STEAM-azing Kids, for grades K-6; guest Andrea
Anime Night, teens watch anime, enjoy Japanese Martinez will be doing eyeball dissection with us; free;
snacks, and learn to write Japanese hiragana characters; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL,
Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm Mon Jun 18
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Jun 7
Teen Jeopardy, join us for trivia inspired by you; small
Family Fort Night, families are invited to create your prizes offered;… East Moline Public Library, 5:30pm Mon
own one-of-a-kind fort in the library; bring blankets, Jun 18
pillows, and your imagination; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Arghh! We Be Pirates!, for grades 6 & under; find out
Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, your pirate name,… East Moline Public Library, 2pm Tue
6pm Thu Jun 7 Jun 19

Teen Anime Night, watch anime online, enjoy Junior Explorers: Bubbles, explore a new science
Japanese snacks, and learn how to write Japanese theme each month at the library;… LeClaire Community
hiragana characters; free; for information, call 309-732- Library, 6:30pm Tue Jun 19
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and
Thu Jun 7 share your ideas on how to make the library more
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LIBRARY EVENTS / June free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Jul 24

awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Magician Jonathan May, your eyes won’t believe
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., what they see during this hour… LeClaire Community
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Jun 19 Library, 2pm Tue Jul 24

Mini Makers, sensory play encourages toddlers to Teen and Tween Gaming Night, play Guitar Hero
explore and get to know… LeClaire Community Library, Live or Rock Band, compete in Pokken Tournament,
10:30am Wed Jun 20 some of our new strategy games, challenge our gym
in Pokemon Go, or find out if you’d survive the Oregon
Magic with Rick Eugene, magical hometown hero Trail; event features a mix of video gaming on Wii U, Xbox
Rick Eugene will perform jaw-dropping tricks that will 360, and Wii, board games, and role-playing games; free;
amaze and entertain at 2 & 3:30pm; free; for information, for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL,
Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Jul 26
DavenportLibrary.com, Thu Jun 21
Anime Night, teens watch anime, enjoy Japanese
Science Day with Ms. Gina, grades 6 & under snacks, and learn to write Japanese hiragana characters;
participate in hands-on experiments to see… East free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Moline Public Library, 11am Thu Jun 21 Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Tue Jul 31
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Book Club, grades
7 & up help plan cool events, request new… LeClaire Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers @ Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival - August 2 through 4 Evening Play Group, for ages 3-6, but all welcome;
Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Jun 21 beat the heat with… LeClaire Community Library,
6:30pm Tue Jul 31
Teen Cupcake Wars, put your cupcake decorating Life-Size Game Day, for grades 6 & under; enjoy adaptations, diets, and habitats will be discussed; free;
skills to the test; all supplies… East Moline Public Library, all your favorite games:… East Moline Public Library, for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Teen Advisory Board: Regular Meeting, make your
2pm Thu Jun 21 2:30pm Thu Jun 28 Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., library a better place for teens to hang… Silvis Public
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Jul 6 Library, 5:30pm Tue Jul 31
Absolute Science, a fun and educational program for Teen and Tween Gaming Night, play Guitar Hero
children of all ages… LeClaire Community Library, 1pm Live or Rock Band, compete in Pokken Tournament, Anime/Manga Club: Pokémon GO! Walk, Pokémon Teen Anime Night, watch anime online, enjoy
Fri Jun 22 some of our new strategy games, challenge our gym GO gives you the chance to explore real locations and… Japanese snacks, and learn how to write Japanese
in Pokemon Go, or find out if you’d survive the Oregon Silvis Public Library, 4pm Wed Jul 11 hiragana characters; free; for information, call 309-732-
Hanson Juggling & Unicycle Show, watch the Trail; event features a mix of video gaming on Wii U, Xbox 7323, Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401
Hanson family perform amazing juggling and unicycle 360, and Wii, board games, and role-playing games; free; Lego Club, for ages 7 & up; find out what building 19th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm
tricks, volunteer for a chance at the Juggling Tornado for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public challenge… LeClaire Community Library, 3pm Wed Tue Jul 31
of Doom, get basic juggling lesson using scarves, and Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, Jul 11
more; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Jun 28
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Toddler Rumpus, on Wednesdays; introduce early August
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Jun 22 Child’s Play, on Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, literacy skills to your toddler with music, movement,
but all welcome; rotating programs… Bettendorf Public and stories; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Morning Play Group, on Mondays; for ages 0-3, but
Lego Club: Zoo, for grades 6 & under; you bring your Library, 10pm Sat Jul 7 thru Sat Jul 28 Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., all welcome; beat the heat with… LeClaire Community
imagination, we’ll… East Moline Public Library, 3:30pm Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Wed Jul 11 Library, 6:30pm Wed Aug 1 thru Wed Aug 29
Fri Jun 22 thru Wed Jul 25
July Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games
Dan Wardell’s Reading Road Trip, IPTV star Dan Touch a Truck, see some of your favorite vehicles as we and gaming systems; we have PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox
Wardell puts on a high-energy, interactive storytelling STEAM-azing Kids, for grades K-6; outdoor fun with partner with Davenport Police Department, Davenport 360, Wii, and Wii U for you to try, along with space for
performance at 1:30 & 3:30pm; free; for information, water balloons and rockets; free; for information, call Fire Department, and City of Davenport Public Works; tabletop gaming; free; for information, call 563-326-
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, you’ll have the opportunity to see vehicles, climb inside, 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, 3059 30th St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm and check out the controls; free; for information, call 563- Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Aug
DavenportLibrary.com, Sat Jun 23 Mon Jul 2 326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount 1 thru Wed Aug 29
St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Jul
Stranger Things Party, grab your 80s mix tapes, Minecraft Mondays, on Mondays; play Minecraft on 14 Full STEAM Ahead! Seed Science, learn what it takes
Christmas lights, and waffles and head to the library; the library’s server; free; for information, call 563-326- to start your own plants from… Silvis Public Library,
teens can join us and geek out over all things “Stranger 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Grout Museum, learn how temperature is related 11am Sat Aug 4
Things”; we’ll eat food, have a trivia contest, make a Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Mon Jul 2 to the three phases of… LeClaire Community Library,
craft, and more; free; for information, call 563-326- thru Mon Jul 30 10:30am Mon Jul 16 Child’s Play, on Saturdays; designed for preschoolers,
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., but all welcome; rotating programs… Bettendorf Public
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Jun 23 Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; Junior Explorers: Sound, kids explore a new science Library, 10pm Sat Aug 4 thru Sat Aug 25
sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free; theme each month; free; for… LeClaire Community
Wild Rumpus, join us for singing, dancing, and making for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Jul 17 Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
musical instruments as we shake our sillies out; free; for Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island IL, sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free;
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Jul 3 Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. share your ideas on how to make the library more Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island IL,
com, 10am Sat Jun 23 Match Rocks! Summer Math Club, on Tuesdays, awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Aug 7
for grades 2-6; math fun with Ms Elizabeth; free; for Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Absolute Science with Rick Eugene at McGehee information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Jul 17 Teen Volunteer Night, volunteer at the library and
Center, an educational program aimed at getting all Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, fulfill needed service hours or… Silvis Public Library,
ages engaged in… Silvis Public Library, 10am Mon Jun RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:15pm Tue Jul 3 thru Tue Jul 10 Mini Makers, sensory play encourages toddlers to 5:30pm Tue Aug 7
25 explore and get to know… LeClaire Community Library,
Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games 10:30am Wed Jul 18 Evening Play Group, on Tuesdays; for ages 3-6, but
Dissection Day for Teens, guest Andrea Martinez and gaming systems; we have PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox all welcome; beat the heat with… LeClaire Community
will lead us examining the inner workings of eyeballs, 360, Wii, and Wii U for you to try, along with space for Blank Park Zoo Show and Tell, ignite your child’s Library, 6:30pm Tue Aug 7 thru Tue Aug 28
hearts, and more; not for the squeamish; free; for tabletop gaming; free; for information, call 563-326- curiosity with an interactive presentation involving
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library 7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., four live animals; children will be encouraged to answer Anime/Manga Club, experience the literary and
- Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Jul 4 thought-provoking questions about the animals and will cultural trend that is Anime/Manga; choose… Silvis
RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm Mon Jun 25 thru Wed Jul 25 have the opportunity to ask questions of their own; free; Public Library, 3:30pm Wed Aug 8
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
STEAM-azing Kids, for grades K-6; kids will be given Popular Astronomy Club’s Cosmic Chefs, the Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
various tools to etch their own designs into tooling foil Popular Astronomy Club’s Cosmic Chefs demonstrate RockIslandLibrary.org, 11am Thu Jul 19 sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free; for
that they can color and mount on a piece of paper to take the creation of… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Jul 5 information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
home with them; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Blank Park Zoo Show and Tell, ignite your child’s - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th Ready, Set, Kindergarten, on Thursdays; fun activities curiosity with an interactive presentation involving RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Aug 8
St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm Mon Jun to help your child get ready for kindergarten; from four live animals; children will be encouraged to answer
25 holding a pencil to following simple instructions, thought-provoking questions about the animals and will Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver;
identifying colors, numbers, and shapes to using have the opportunity to ask questions of their own; free; sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free;
Lego Night, play with the library’s collection of Legos; scissors and holding a pencil, we’ll make sure they’re for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount ready for their first school experience in the fall; free; Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL,
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm Thu Jul 19 RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Aug 10
DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Jun 26 Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm Thu Jul 5 thru Thu Jul 26 Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Book Club, grades KinderNature, fun and hands-on learning with your
Teen Advisory Board: Regular Meeting, make your 7 & up help plan cool events, request new… LeClaire 3-5 year old;each child… Quad City Botanical Center,
library a better place for teens to hang… Silvis Public Nahant Marsh presents Iowa Turtles!, live aquatic Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Jul 19 10:30am Tue Aug 14
Library, 5:30pm Tue Jun 26 and land species will be shown and their different
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Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Book Club, grades
7 & up help plan cool events, request new… LeClaire July
Community Library, 4:30pm Thu Aug 16
Character Factory, a Young Footliters Summer
Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and Camp thru July 13 for ages… Coralville Center for the
share your ideas on how to make the library more Performing Arts, 9am Mon Jul 9
awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, family musical-
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Aug 21 comedy based on Dreamworks’ animated smash; Tue.-
Sat. 11am (no… Timber Lake Playhouse, 11am Tue Jul 10
Teen Advisory Board: Regular Meeting, make your thru Sat Jul 14
library a better place for teens to hang… Silvis Public
Library, 5:30pm Tue Aug 28 Evelyn Gamrath’s Summer Theater Camp Under
the Sondheim Big Top, thru July 20, for ages 8-14;
Lego Club, for ages 5-11; design and build your own celebrate with song and dance… Stephen Sondheim
masterpiece to… Silvis Public Library, 4pm Thu Aug 30 Center for the Performing Arts, 9am Mon Jul 16

Popcorn Players - Fairytale Mayhem for Ages 5-8,

THEATRE a Young Footliters Summer Camp thru July 20; through
a… Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 9am Mon
Jul 16
June
Popcorn Players - Fairytale Mayhem for Ages 6-9,
Journey to the Cave of Wonders!, a Young Footliters a Young Footliters Summer Camp thru July 20; through
Summer Camp thru June 8 for ages… Coralville Center a… Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, noon Mon
for the Performing Arts, 9am Mon Jun 4 Jul 16

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Tony-winning stage The Wizard of Oz: Young Performers Edition,
adaptation of Disney’s animated musical-comedy auditions at 10am & 1pm for the classic family musical…
fairytale; Tue.-Sat. 7:30pm,… Timber Lake Playhouse, Ohnward Fine Arts Center, Mon Jul 16
Thu Jun 7 thru Sun Jun 17
Peter & the Starcatcher, Tony-winning adventure
Masks, Puppets, and More!, a Young Footliters comedy about the origin of Peter Pan; $14-29;… Grace
Summer Camp thru June 15 for ages… Coralville Center Performing Arts Center, Fri Jul 20 thru Thu Jul 26
for the Performing Arts, 9am Mon Jun 11
Musical Theatre Cabaret - Broadway Bound, a
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, family Young Footliters Summer Camp thru July 27 for ages…
musical comedy based on the children’s picture book Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 10am Mon
by Mo… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Tue Jun 12 thru Jul 23
Sat Jun 30
Oliver!, Tony-winning musical version of Charles
Camp Creamery: Little Red Meets the Wolves, a Dickens’ “Oliver Twist”; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. & Wed.
Young Footliters Summer Camp thru June 22 for ages… 3pm; for information and tickets, call 563-242-6760,
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 9:30am Mon Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 311 Riverview Dr.,
Jun 18 Clinton IA, ClintonShowboat.org, Thu Jul 26 thru Sun
Aug 5
So You Want to Be An Actor?, a Young Footliters
Summer Camp thru June 22 for ages… Coralville Center Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, family musical-
for the Performing Arts, 9am Mon Jun 18 comedy based on Dreamworks’ animated smash; $8; for
tickets… Timber Lake Playhouse, 11am Sat Jul 28
Camp 56, thru June 29; a two-week summer day camp
for youth… Festival 56, Mon Jun 18 thru Fri Jun 29 Camp Creamery: Lights, Hollywood, Action!, a
Young Footliters Summer Camp thru Aug. 3 for ages…
Disney’s The Little Mermaid, stage adaptation of Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 9:30am Mon
Disney’s Oscar-winning animated musical; Thu.-Sat. Jul 30
7:30pm, Sun. & Wed. 3pm; for information and tickets,
call 563-242-6760, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 311 The Hunchback of Notre Dame, new stage
Riverview Dr., Clinton IA, ClintonShowboat.org, Thu Jun adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic; $14-29; for… Grace
21 thru Sun Jul 8 Performing Arts Center, Tue Jul 31 thru Sun Aug 5

Big River, the Mississippi Bend Players present the
Tony-winning musical adapted from Mark Twain’s August
“Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” directed by
Shelley Cooper; Fri. & Sat. $15-20; for tickets and Shrek: The Musical, Tony-winning musical adventure
information, call 309-794-7306, Brunner Theatre Center, based on the animated-comedy smash; Thu.-Sat.
Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; for tickets and information, call
MississippiBendPlayers.com, Fri Jun 22 thru Sun Jul 1 309-762-6610, Quad City Music Guild - Prospect Park
Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., Moline IL, QCMusicGuild.
A Year with Frog & Toad, Tony-nominated musical com, Fri Aug 3 thru Sun Aug 12
adaptation of the classic children’s book; $14-29; for…
Grace Performing Arts Center, Sat Jun 23 thru Sat Jun Camp Creamery: Little Red Meets the Wolves, a
30 Young Footliters Summer Camp thru Aug. 10 for ages…
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 9:30am Mon
Camp Creamery: Lights, Hollywood, Action!, Aug 6
for ages 7 & up; kids work with three actors from the
Old Creamery Theatre while they rehearseing the Acting Out!: The Englert Theatre’s Summer Youth
musical “Lights, Hollywood, Action!”; campers need to Acting Camp Afternoon Course, thru Aug. 11, for
bring a sack lunch and attend all rehearsals and both incoming 5th and 6th graders; with … Englert Theatre,
performances on June 29 & 30; $125; for information 1pm Mon Aug 6
and to register, call 309-794-7611, Brunner Theatre
Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island Acting Out!: The Englert Theatre’s Summer Youth
IL, MississippiBendPlayers.com, 9am Mon Jun 25 thru Acting Camp Morning Course, thru Aug. 11, for
Fri Jun 29 incoming 5th and 6th graders; with … Englert Theatre,
9am Mon Aug 6
Aladdin Jr., the Young Footliters present the one-
act version of the Disney… Coralville Center for the Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, family musical-
Performing Arts, Fri Jun 29 thru Sun Jul 1 comedy based on Dreamworks’ animated smash; Tue.-
Sat. 2pm (no… Timber Lake Playhouse, 2pm Tue Aug 7
Lights, Hollywood, Action!, a musical set in the golden thru Sat Aug 11
age of the silver screen performed by the students’ in
the week-long Camp Creamery; Fri. 2pm, Sat. 10:30am; The Wizard of Oz, a Young Performers Edition version
for information and tickets, call 309-794-7611, Brunner of the classic family musical,… Ohnward Fine Arts
Theatre Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Center, Sat Aug 11 thru Sun Aug 12
Island IL, MississippiBendPlayers.com, Fri Jun 29 and
Sat Jun 30
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THEATRE DANCE
Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes,
history, legacy and incredible works of art; $173-183; for
information and to register, call 563-324-1933, Putnam
Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
Putnam.org, 9am Mon Jun 25
Quad City Music Guild’s Mame offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap,
Conditioning, Creative… Ballet Quad Cities School of Family Museum on the Go, Family Museum staff
Dance, Fri Jun 1thru Fri Aug 31 will bring some fun outdoor activities for you and your
Friday, July 8, through Sunday, July 17 @ Prospect Park Auditorium, family to enjoy; free; for information, call 563-344-
1584 34th Avenue, Moline IL Ballet Under the Stars, Ballet Quad Cities’ annual 4106, Glen Armil Park, 2355 Lillie Ave., Davenport IA,
outdoor presentation of dance vignettes; donations… FamilyMuseum.org, 10am Fri Jun 29

O ne of the most legendary musicals by one of Ameri- Lincoln Park, 8pm Fri Jun 8 thru Sun Jun 10
can theatre’s most legendary composers arrives in
Quad City Music Guild’s Golden Age production of the
Dance Me a Story: Exploring Literature through July & August
Ballet, on Thursdays; Ballet Quad Cities is offering this
Tony-winning Mame, a June 8 through 17 run that will fun, interactive program for people of all ages which Young Meteorologists at the Putnam, for grades
treat family audiences to Jerry Herman’s unforgettable encourages reading through the vehicle of dance; 3-4; two-day camp for those who are fascinated by the
score, memorable songs, sure-to-be-stunning cos- imaginations come to life as we read stories, turn on the atmospheric phenomenon of weather, who have a
tumes, and a leading role that made Angela Lansbury music, grab a costume and learn the choreography; free; passion for meteorology, or who dream of being a storm
a Broadway star. for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, chaser one day; $75; for information and to register, call
Mame follows the madcap life of eccentric Mame 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
Dennis, whose life with her chic, bohemian clique 10:30am Thu Jul 5 thru Thu Aug 2 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, 9am Mon Jul 2 and
is disrupted forever when her deceased brother’s Tue Jul 3
10-year-old son Patrick is entrusted to her care. Rather
MUSEUMS
than bow to convention, Mame introduces the boy Family Museum on the Go, Family Museum staff will
to her free-wheeling lifestyle, instilling in him her Brennan Hampton and Julie Funk in Mame @ bring some fun outdoor activities for you and your family
to enjoy; free; for information, call 563-344-4106, Cork
favorite credo: “Life is a banquet, and most poor sons Quad City Music Guild -- June 8 through 17 June Hill Park, Farnam St., Davenport IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
of bitches are starving to death.” Also figuring in the 10am Fri Jul 13
storyline are Mame’s personal secretary Agnes Gooch, her boozy best friend Vera Charles, Southern aristocrat Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely,
Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside, and the loss of Mame’s fortune in the 1929 Wall Street crash, which leads to Clumsy, Busy Exhibit, thru Sept. 9; at this play-and- Second Saturdays at the German American
her attempting a number of odd jobs with comically disastrous results. learn exhibit, visitors step into the pages of Carle’s Heritage Center, children and students with a valid ID
Boasting iconic show tunes such as “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Bosom Buddies,” “My Best Girl,” and the colorful picture books including his classic “Very” are welcome to… German American Heritage Center,
timeless title song, Mame’s original Broadway production ran for more than 1,500 performances and received series; Mon.-Thu. 9am-8pm, Fri. & Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am Sat Jul 14
eight 1966 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical and Best Composer/Lyricist for Herman. The show also noon-5pm; free with $5-9 admission; for information, call
won Mame portrayer Lansbury the first of her five Tonys to date, and led to the performer becoming a legitimate 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Anyone Can Cook! at the Putnam, thru July 20,
musical-comedy legend with Broadway runs in (and Tony wins for) Dear World, Gypsy, and Sweeney Todd. Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, Fri Jun 1 thru Fri for grades 2-3; join us to sharpen your culinary skills,
Directing Quad City Music Guild’s Mame is Troy Stark, who most recently helmed 2016’s Children of Eden for Aug 31 learn some new recipes and cook up some fun; local
Chefs have been invited to join us this week; $85-95; for
the organization, with Mame played by Julie Funk, adored by Music Guild audiences for her turn as the evil Miss
Second Saturdays: Hedgehog Meet and Greet, information and to register, call 563-324-1933, Putnam
Hannigan in last season’s production of Annie. Katie Casey appears as Agnes Gooch, Rachel Vickers as Vera Charles, join us for fun German-inspired children’s activities; the Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
Kevin Pieper as Mame’s wealthy amour Beauregard, and Brennan Hampton portrays nephew Patrick. Niabi Zoo… German American Heritage Center, 1pm Putnam.org, 1pm Mon Jul 16
More than 29 additional local talents, meanwhile, complete Mame’s cast: Roger Akers, Mary Baril, Jill Cirivello, Sat Jun 9
Christianna Crosby, Chelsea Crumbleholme, John Erb, Joey Fiems, Susan Granet, Colin Hepner, Lauren Hoffman, Ali Family Museum on the Go, Family Museum staff
Knollenberg, Lauren Larson, Breanna Maddelein, Megan Marchese, Margie Martel, Xavier McClure, Terri Nelson, Tiny Giants Sensory-Friendly Screening, a 2D will bring some fun outdoor activities for you and your
Martha Sue O’Connell, Kevin Pieper, Erin Platt, Will Sammons, Christine Scott, Andy Sederquist, Trenton Smith, screening of the nature documentary with changes to family to enjoy; free; for information, call 563-344-4106,
George Swift, Alexis Syverson, Gage Tittle, Steve Touvelle, and Steve Trainor. the environment and film experience including dimmed Veterans Memorial Park, 1645 23rd St., Bettendorf IA,
Mame will be performed Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., tickets are $11-16, and but not turned off theater lights and lower volume; FamilyMuseum.org, 10am Fri Jul 20
more information and reservations are available by calling (309)762-6610 or visiting QCMusicGuild.com. sponsored by the Autism Society of the Quad Cities;
$5 per person using discount code ASQC at checkout; Special Needs Night, an exclusive event for families
for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & with children who have special needs; therapy dogs
Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, putnam. from the Quad Cities Canine Assistance Network will
org/Movies/Featured/Sensory-Friendly-Films, 1:45pm once again stop by for a visit; for information, call 563-
Sun Jun 10 344-4106; Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 5:30pm Fri Jul 20
Code, Create, Animate! at the Putnam, thru June 15,
for grades 3-5; this camp is perfect for kids who have Family Museum on the Go, Family Museum staff will
great imaginations, like figuring out how things work bring some fun outdoor activities for you and your family
or simply love technology; students will learn basic to enjoy; free; for information, call 563-344-4106, Kiwanis
coding for our resident robots and learn how to code Park, 4223 Greenbrier Dr., Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.
an interactive story or create a game using SCRATCH; org, 10am Fri Jul 27
$80-90; for information and to register, call 563-324-
1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Family Museum on the Go, Family Museum staff will
Davenport IA, Putnam.org, 1pm Mon Jun 11 bring some fun outdoor activities for you and your family
to enjoy; free; for information, call 563-344-4106, Emeis
Family Museum on the Go, Family Museum staff Park, 4500 Locust St., Davenport IA, FamilyMuseum.
will bring some fun outdoor activities for you and your org,10am Fri Aug 3
family to enjoy; free; for information, call 563-344-4106,
McManus Park, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 10am Family Museum on the Go, Family Museum staff
Fri Jun 15 will bring some fun outdoor activities for you and your
family to enjoy; free; for information, call 563-344-4106,
For Sale by Kids, the Family Museum hosts this Marquette Park, 3200 N. Marquette St., Davenport IA,
event designed to teach kids about sales, marketing, FamilyMuseum.org, 10am Fri Aug 10
and merchandising; participants are welcome to sell
their artwork, crafts, toys, sports equipment, clothing, Second Saturdays at the German American
costumes, or any other gently used items; $15 to Heritage Center, children and students with a valid ID
sell, free to shop; for information, call 563-344-4106 are welcome to… German American Heritage Center,
Marquette Park, 3200 N. Marquette St., Davenport IA, 10am Sat Aug 11
FamilyMuseum.org, 8:30am Sat Jun 16

MOVIES
Eric Carle Family Date Night, create projects to keep
bugs cozy in your own backyard, build a bug hotel,
enjoy a visit with by Ms. Mariposa, and more; $9; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Marquette Park, 3200 N. Movies at Main, on Thursdays; what better way
Marquette St., Davenport IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 5:30pm to spend a fun packed summer afternoon than with
Fri Jun 22 popcorn and your new favorite kids movie; popcorn
provided, bring your own covered beverage; free; for
Family Museum on the Go, Family Museum staff information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
will bring some fun outdoor activities for you and your - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
family to enjoy; free; for information, call 563-344-4106, com, 2pm Thu Jun 7 thru Thu Jul 26
Crow Creek Park, 4800 N. Devils Glen Rd., Bettendorf IA,
FamilyMuseum.org, 10am Fri Jun 22 Sing, a screening of the 2016 hit in Summer of the…
University of Iowa Pentacrest, 8:30pm Sat Jun 23
Artiste De Voyage at the Putnam, thru June 29, for
grades 4-6; campers will experiment with the artistic Where the Wild Things Are, a screening in the
traditions of history; get creative while examining the Saturday Morning Movie series; free; for information,
STEM processes that make art possible; explore the call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
different cultures of the world through the depth of their
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Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Evelyn Gamrath’s Summer Theater Camp Under
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Jun 30 the Sondheim Big Top, thru July 20, for ages 8-14;
celebrate with song and dance… Stephen Sondheim
Marvel Movie Night, we’ll be showing a Thor movie Center for the Performing Arts, 9am Mon Jul 16
based on the bestselling Ragnarok event in the comics;
enjoy free popcorn, plus pick up a free guide to comics Anyone Can Cook! at the Putnam, thru July 20, for
that relate to the Marvel Cinematic Universe; free; for grades 2-3; all chefs start with a love of cooking and the
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public need to know kitchen basics; join us to sharpen your
Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island IL, culinary skills, learn some new recipes and cook up some
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Jul 12 fun; local Chefs have been invited to join us this week;
$85-95; for information and to register, call 563-324-
Kubo & the Two Strings, a screening of the 2016 hit in 1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St,
Summer of the… University of Iowa Pentacrest, 8:30pm Davenport IA, Putnam.org, 1pm Mon Jul 16
Sat Jul 21
Make Your Own Graphic Novel, learn how to make
Mulan, a screening of the 1998 hit in Summer of the… your own graphic novel with tips on creating characters,
University of Iowa Pentacrest, 8:30pm Sat Aug 11 writing a story, structuring your comic, and posting your
work online; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
The Muppets, a screening of the 2010 hit in Summer of Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th
the… University of Iowa Pentacrest, 8:30pm Sat Aug 18 St., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Tue Jul 17

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a screening of the 2017 hit in Be Still: Meditation for Teens, the library and Prairie
Summer of the… University of Iowa Pentacrest, 8:30pm River Sangha welcome all teens (ages 11-19) for an
Sat Aug 25 hour of stillness and meditation instruction; free; for
Marvel Universe Live @ TaxSlayer Center - August 31 information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport

CLASSES & CAMPS Kids and Chemistry Camp, thru June 15; for students Piano Camp, thru June 29; for students entering grades
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Sat Jul 21

entering grades 5 or 6; $75... St. Ambrose University 9am 9 -12; $200... St. Ambrose University Mon Jun 25 Surviving Summer Zoo Camp Session #7, thru July
June Mon Jun 11 27, for ages 6-7; with interactive learning experiences,
Quad City Magic Camp, thru June 29, for ages 7-14; hands-on… Niabi Zoo, Mon Jul 23
Safety First: Home Alone, for ages 10-14; $25; for Young Writer’s Camp, thru June 15; for students who presented by T. J. Regul,… The Fun Company, 9:30am
information and to register, call 309-796-8223… Black completed grades 2-8; $115... St. Ambrose University, Mon Jun 25 David Casas Magic Camp for Ages 10 - 12, thru Aug.
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 9am Sat Jun 2 8:30am Mon Jun 11 3; kids learn tricks of the trade from… Spotlight Theatre -
Race Into Engineering, thru June 29; for students who Scottish Rite Cathedral, 4pm Mon Jul 30
Art & Nature Camp for Grades K-4, thru June 7; My PI Disaster Preparedness Camp for Teens, thru completed grades 5 or 6; $235... St. Ambrose University
while visiting some of the area nature trails, students June 15; teens will gain life-saving skills and learn how… 9am Mon Jun 25 David Casas Magic Camp for Ages 13 - 15, thru Aug.
will create a variety of natural art projects; bird feeders, YMCA of Kewanee, 9am Mon Jun 11 3; kids learn tricks of the trade from… Spotlight Theatre -
butterfly nets, clay printing, weaving, and fishing; with Surviving Summer Zoo Camp Session #4, thru June Scottish Rite Cathedral, 5:30pm Mon Jul 30
instructor Pat Bereskin; $125; for information and to Code, Create, Animate! at the Putnam, thru June 15, 29, for ages 10-13; with interactive learning experiences,
register, call 563-508-4630 or email bereskinartgallery@ for grades 3-5; students will learn basic coding for our hands-on… Niabi Zoo, 9:30am Mon Jun 25 Surviving Summer Zoo Camp Session #8, thru Aug.
gmail.com, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State resident robots and learn how to code an interactive 3, for ages 3-5; with interactive learning experiences,
St., Bettendorf IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 11am Mon story or create a game using SCRATCH; $80-90; for Artiste De Voyage at the Putnam, thru June 29, for hands-on… Niabi Zoo, Mon Jul 30
Jun 4 information and to register, call 563-324-1933, Putnam grades 4-6; campers will experiment with the artistic
Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, traditions of history; get creative while examining the Digital Film Camp, thru Aug. 8; for students entering
Surviving Summer Zoo Camp Session #1, thru June Putnam.org, 1pm Mon Jun 11 STEM processes that make art possible; explore the grades 6-8; $45; for information and to register, call
8, for ages 3-5; with interactive learning experiences, different cultures of the world through the depth of their 563-333-6474, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
hands-on… Niabi Zoo, Mon Jun 4 Camp 56, thru June 29; a two-week summer day camp history, legacy and incredible works of art; $173-183; for Davenport IA, SAU.edu/summer-at-sau, 9am Mon Aug 6
for youth… Festival 56, Mon Jun 18 thru Fri Jun 29 information and to register, call 563-324-1933, Putnam
SonSurf Beach Bash VBS, thru June 8, for kids going Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Engineering Boot Camp, thru Aug. 10; for students
into grades 1-6; a… Stephens Park, 6pm Mon Jun 4 International Business Workshop, thru June 16; Putnam.org, 9am Mon Jun 25 entering grades 9-12; $100; for information and to
youth camp for students entering grades 11-12... St. register, call 563-333-5701, St. Ambrose University, 518
Girls Who Code, on Tuesdays; a club for girls in grades Ambrose University Tue Jun 12 Model UN, June 27 & 28; for students entering grades W. Locust St., Davenport IA, SAU.edu/summer-at-sau,
6-12 who are interested in learning how to code; the 9-12; $100... St. Ambrose University, Wed Jun 27 Mon Aug 6
club is for beginners to explore coding in a fun and KinderNature, fun and hands-on learning with your
friendly environment; free; for information, call 563-326- 3-5 year old;each child… Quad City Botanical Center, The Fascinating Human Body, June 27 & 28; for
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., 10:30am Tue Jun 12 students entering grades 11-12; $175... St. Ambrose
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Tue Jun 5 University Wed Jun 27
thru Tue Jun 26 Race Into Engineering, thru June 22; for students who
completed grades 5 or 6; $235... St. Ambrose University
Match Rocks! Summer Math Club, on Tuesdays, 9am Mon Jun 18 July & August
for grades 2-6; math fun with Ms Elizabeth; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Robotics Camp, thru June 22; for students entering Young Meteorologists at the Putnam, July 2 & 3, for
Library - Downtown Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island grades 4 or 5; $50... St. Ambrose University, 9am Mon grades 3-4; two-day camp for those who are fascinated
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:15pm Tue Jun 5 thru Tue Jun 18 by the atmospheric phenomenon of weather, who
Jun 26 have a passion for meteorology, or who dream of being

Mock Trial Workshop, for high-school students
Surviving Summer Zoo Camp Session #3, thru June
22, for ages 8-9; with interactive learning experiences,
a storm chaser one day; $75; for information and to
register, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science New Crossword Puzzle
and Answers Posted
entering grades 9-12; $75... St. Ambrose University, Wed hands-on… Niabi Zoo, 9:30am Mon Jun 18 Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, 9am
Jun 6 thru Thu Jun 7 Mon Jul 2
Youth Camp, thru June 21 for students entering grades
Babysitting Crash Course, join us for an all-day crash
course to learn how to care for and entertain younger
3-5; kids will… Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus,
12:30pm Mon Jun 18
Girls Who Code, on Tuesdays; a club for girls in grades
6-12 who are interested in learning how to code; the
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TO THE POINT · JUNE 5, 2018
Crossword May 8 Answers: Page 43

ACROSS 80. Decisive win in tennis: 2 wds. 37. Roman goddess of the fields
1. Place in a palindrome 82. “Aladdin” character 38. Scrumpy
5. Variety of red wine 83. Stabs or shots 39. Old drawing technique
10. Less typical 85. Charity 40. Belief
15. Dismal 86. Glazed 41. “L’_, c’est moi”
19. Expert 87. Fix 43. Meat serving
20. Wall decoration 88. Small napkin 44. Chela
21. Quarter round 90. Damon or Dillon 45. Early stages
22. Artifice 91. NASA spaceflight program 48. _ du ventre
23. Part of GPA: 2 wds. 94. Dern or Linney 50. Rasped anagram
25. 0.01%: 2 wds. 95. Roman lyric poet 53. Musical work
27. Producing calm 99. Center of attention: 2 wds. 54. Buenos _
28. Role in “Ab Fab” 101. A kind of valuation: 2 wds. 56. Currier partner
30. Put-downs 103. _ spumante 58. Complain
31. Your PIN, e.g. 104. Rice or Gantry 59. Hebrew letter
32. River in England 105. Man of La Mancha 60. Salon solution
33. Put in motion 106. Jai _ 62. Of community affairs
34. Staterooms 107. 500 sheets 63. Cheerful
37. Farm structure 108. Pee Wee of baseball 64. Body: Prefix
38. Fuse 109. Paradises 65. Flagpoles
42. Borders on 110. _ -in-hand 66. Dutch painter _ Hals
43. Embroidery stitch: 2 wds. 67. Loosen
46. The lowdown DOWN 68. Prominent
47. _ -poly 1. Frittata ingredient 69. Cake soaked in rum
48. Challenged 2. Attract 70. Roofing piece
49. To be sure! 3. Fastener 71. Soiled
51. Grassland 4. Daring 75. Wrong
52. _ desperandum 5. River rafting site 76. A breaking or falling down
53. Glutted 6. Derivative of the orris root 77. Diner fare
54. Genus of web-footed birds 7. First: Abbr. 79. Speak rhetorically
55. Pin 8. Calendar abbr. 81. Team
57. Treatise by Euclid 9. Celestial body 82. Stood: 2 wds.
59. Kitchen gadget 10. Bird 84. Heat with sugar and spices
60. Rhapsodized 11. _ -courier 86. Provides food for
61. _ -turvy 12. Italian painter 88. Scandinavians
62. Insert mark 13. Guy in Wheeling 89. Bizarre
63. More mellow 14. Having a beak 90. Town in Georgia
64. Freshet 15. Clustered 91. Remotely
65. Runner in a race 16. Botch 92. Affectation
66. Delicate 17. “_ It Romantic?” 93. Cousin to hexa- or deca-
69. American folk hero 18. NY team 94. A fruit
70. Retains 24. School jackets 95. Motion picture
71. Kind of skirt 26. Something for a milkmaid 96. “_ & Stitch”
72. Lennon’s widow 29. Part of DHS: Abbr. 97. Two-toed sloth
73. “What Kind of Fool _ _?” 32. Hauled 98. Commotion
74. Cheese variety 33. Dry ink 100. _ Miss
76. Davit 34. Chili con _ 102. Carpet color
77. Something for a fielder 35. Seething
78. Stripe 36. Item in a list: 2 wds.
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Movie Reviews By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

Han So-So
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
Walking into Solo: A Star Wars Story, my
biggest fear wasn’t that it would be bad. It
was that it would be terribly disjointed – a
sci-fi adventure in which it was painfully
obvious which moments were the work of
original directors Phil Lord and Christo-
pher Miller (the Lego Movie and 21 and 22
Jump Street tyros who were fired well into
production) and which were the work of
replacement director Ron Howard. Their
output, after all, couldn’t be more dissimi-
lar: Lord/Miller releases are loose, ram-
bunctious, self-mocking, and sometimes
bat-shit crazy; Howard’s undertakings,
even his comedies and thrillers, are sane,
sturdy, earnest, and unsurprising to a fault.
So I guess I should feel grateful that
this origin-tale prequel for Han Solo (now
played by Alden Ehrenreich) doesn’t seem
like two movies awkwardly mashed into
one. As the end credits rolled, however, I
certainly didn’t feel satisfied, considering
that Solo instead plays like both a strangely Alden Ehrenreich and Joonas Suotamo in Solo: A Star Wars Story
safe and timid Lord/Miller movie, which
isn’t a compliment, and like a traditional a card game … . We also know that Han is in what must be the series’ most overt Harrelson, he plays his weapon-twirling
Howard endeavor with slightly more destined to be the romantic match for Prin- reference to sex. “Oh,” says the droid, “it cowpoke-in-space as admirably as you’d
invention, which isn’t really a compli- cess Leia. So even though he spends nearly works.”) expect, but also seems a bit tired. After
ment, either. Someday, perhaps, a great his entire fi lm’s running length pining Yet Solo remains a curiously low-energy Three Billboards, LBJ, The Glass Castle,
oral-history tell-all on the making of this for longtime love Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke), outing, as though everyone involved, with War for the Planet of the Apes, and this, all
troubled blockbuster will be published and we know better than to become invested the possible exceptions of Glover and within a 10-month span, I’m getting a bit
we’ll finally know exactly what went wrong in this relationship, given that the young Waller-Bridge, were afraid that too many tired of him.
and why. (For what must be myriad rea- woman is going to be inconsequential by displays of irreverence, imagination, and Every so often, we’re given a glimpse
sons, the fi lm’s participants have remained the time, chronologically, we’re introduced exhilaration would result in what hap- of the fleet, devil-may-care charmer this
tight-lipped about the original shoot, as to Han Solo in George Lucas’ 1977 fran- pened to Lord and Miller happening to might have been – a work deserving of both
well as precisely what of Lord/Miller’s chise starter. them. While none of the action sequences its title character’s reputation and Har-
vision remains in the final cut.) Until then, Some fans doubtless won’t care. They’re is flat-out boring, these scenes are also rison Ford’s legacy – in its details, be they
though, we only have conjecture and Solo not at Solo to see what happens, but rather steadfastly unmemorable – even the leg- the eight-eyed, cheating Sabacc player, or
itself to keep us entertained, and I’m not how it happens: how Han and Chewie met, endary Kessel Run that Han makes in 12 Lando’s riotous escape from a dicey situa-
sure the latter provides quite as much how Han won that ship, how Han got his parsecs is too routinely staged and badly lit tion, or the definitive rejoinder to the ques-
diversion as the former. last name. (In truth, I can’t fathom anyone to be much fun. (All throughout, Bradford tion of whether Han had it in him to shoot
I was no fan of 2016’s dour, personality- giving a damn about that last bit, but we’re Young’s cinematography is uncharacter- Greedo first. And if it didn’t have the Star
free Star Wars offshoot Rogue One, but shown nonetheless.) And it’s not as though istically murky, even in our first images of Wars brand attached, we may have viewed
at least it was self-contained and boasted the movie, with its script by Jonathan Han, Chewie, and the Millennium Falcon.) Howard’s fi lm as a perfectly pleasant sci-fi
figures whose fates weren’t obvious the and Lawrence Kasdan, doesn’t provide Meanwhile, beyond the marvelously time-waster – a less-tacky John Carter
moment they stepped on-screen, and there anything new: Han entering a smuggling laid-back Glover, who’s as smooth as Billy without the crappy rep. Yet its enjoyable
was legitimate pathos – plus consider- operation alongside Woody Harrelson, Dee Williams hawking Colt 45, the per- particulars aside, the big, bland picture of
able ballsiness – in its apocalyptic climax. Thandie Newton, and a four-armed crea- formers go through their motions dutifully Solo: A Star Wars Story suggests that the
Whatever you thought of the movie’s sto- ture – an Ardennian, apparently – with the but with little apparent enthusiasm or joy. movie probably wouldn’t have worked with
ryline, something was definitely at stake. voice of Jon Favreau; malevolence courtesy Though he’s got the Harrison Ford grin Lord/Miller at the helm, either … though
By contrast, there’s nothing at stake in Solo, of a suave intergalactic crime lord (Paul down pat, the supremely talented Ehren- I’m reasonably sure that those guys, at
because even viewers only moderately well- Bettany) and a behemoth centipede that reich doesn’t give his role either enough least, wouldn’t have made us endure yet
versed in Star Wars mythology know the stands on its hind legs and speaks in the Ford or personal distinction to emerge as another cameo by Clint Howard..
score from the start: Han and Chewbacca strangled shriek of Linda Hunt; unantici- more than a pawn to be repositioned on
(Joonas Suotamo) are gonna meet, become pated discomfort comedy with Lando’s Solo’s narrative chess board. Despite her
For reviews of Deadpool 2, Book Club,
friends, and eventually become flight part- endlessly aggrieved droid L3-37 (voiced natural appeal, Clarke appears stymied
Life of the Party, Breaking In, RBG, and
ners, Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) by Phoebe Waller-Bridge), who reveals by a backstory that’s far more evocative,
other recent releases, visit RCReader.com/
is gonna be a charming turncoat, Han is to Qi’ra her/its profound crush on her/its and uglier, than the Star Wars brain trust
movies.
gonna win Lando’s Millennium Falcon in boss. (“How would that work?” asks Qi’ra probably wants us reflecting on. As for
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EXHIBITION OPENING

Alois Kronschlaeger
Polychromatic
The Arf of Reading People whom they snarl at.
So no, your dog is not a leg-humping
Contemplations
I’m a woman who judges potential background-checker. But she can help you JUNE 9–SEPTEMBER 16
boyfriends by whether dogs like them. see something important about men – if you
My friends think I’m crazy, but I’m look at how a potential boyfriend treats her:
convinced that my dog picks up on who with patience or annoyance. And as I often
a person really is. Is there any research advise, it’s also important to put some time
on whom animals are drawn to? (and a lot of observation) between thinking
– Muttperson a guy is really awesome and seeing whether
he actually is. It’s tempting to believe you’ve
Dogs have proved useful for sniffing out found everlasting love, just as it’s tempting to
drug stashes, dead bodies, and IEDs. How believe that your dog is some sort of crystal
great would it be if you could dispatch your ball for reading character – and not respond-
German shepherd Tinker Bell into a bar or ing to how some guy just kneaded all the stuff
party to sniff out the human minefields? “Naw together for homemade liverwurst and then
… skip this dude. Serious intimacy issues.” wiped his hands on his pants.
People will swear that their dog is a great
Alois Kronschlaeger, Grid Structure #1:
judge of character – focusing on the, oh, two
times he growled at someone they despise Nightlight at the End of Configuration #3, 2015, basswood,
ink, aluminum mesh, 95.25 x 50.75
but conveniently forgetting all the times he
snuggled up to their sociopathic ex. The real- the Tunnel x 51.625 inches (241.9 x 128.9 x
131.1 cm); photo by
ity is, research does not support dogs (or even My boyfriend thinks there’s some- John Muggenborg
chimps) having what they’d need to assess a thing wrong with me because of how
person’s character – a sophisticated cognitive much I sleep. I’ve always needed to sleep
ability humans have called “theory of mind.” a lot (like, nine hours). I’ve been tested
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Theory of mind describes being able to for everything, and I’m fine. Do some
guess the mental states of others – to infer people just need more sleep? How do I www.figgeartmuseum.org
what they’re thinking or intending. For get him off my back?
example, when you see a man across the street – Duvet-Covered
get down on one knee in front of a woman,
theory of mind leads you to figure he’s about Okay, so you’re the love child of Rip Van
to ask her something – and it probably isn’t, Winkle and a log.
“Could I borrow a pen?” Studies on identical twins suggest that our
That said, the ballsy little purse Cujo that “sleep duration” (how long we tend to sleep) is
growls at some Mr. Skeevy probably isn’t between 31 and 55 percent “heritable” – which
doing it out of the blue. Dogs do seem able is to say factory-installed, driven by our genes.
to read even subtle aspects of human body Beyond your boyfriend not being tuned in
language – such as our tensing up upon to the genetics, there’s a little-known feature
approaching somebody we dread talking to – of our immune system – basically the psy-
and they may respond in kind. chological version of that plexiglass partition
However, dogs’ perception of people and in liquor stores in bad neighborhoods – that
the world is dominated by their exception- may be causing him to worry about your
ally powerful sense of smell – estimated to be sleepathons. In addition to warrior cells being
between 10,000 and 100,000 times more pow- sent out by our immune system to attack
erful than ours, according to anthrozoologist bodily invaders, such as viruses, psychologist
and Dog Sense author John W.S. Bradshaw. Mark Schaller’s research suggests we have a
In other words, though dogs can’t read psychological warning system – the “behav-
a person’s mind, they may be able to smell ioral immune system” – to help us avoid being
what’s on it – or rather, the chemical mes- exposed to disease in the first place.
sengers released by what’s on it. For example, This warning system gets triggered by,
doggy cognition researcher Alexandra among other things, atypical behavior – for
Horowitz explains in Inside of a Dog that example, sleeping far more than most people.
adrenaline (triggered when a person’s afraid To get your boyfriend off your case, you
or angry) “is unscented to us, but not to the might tell him that being adequately rested
sensitive sniffer of the dog.” is actually associated with lower risk of heart
Additionally, Bradshaw points out that disease, obesity, and psychiatric problems. In
the types of people dogs are socialized with fact, it’s even associated with less risk of early
– women, men, men with beards, people mortality – despite the things your boyfriend
wearing different kinds of clothes – make a probably yells in bed: “Hey! Hey! You still
difference in whom dogs snuggle up to and alive? Should I call 911?”

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny
ARIES (March 21-April 19): A critic them. Give them enough room to show you between doing the good thing and doing the secret that nurtures intimacy; (5) a power akin
described Leonardo da Vinci’s everything they’ve got. right thing. If I opt to emphasize sympathy and to underground lightning; (6) an invigorating
painting the Mona Lisa as “the most kindness, I may look like an eager-to-please boost disguised as tough love.
visited, most written about, most sung CANCER (June 21-July 22): wimp with shaky principles. But if I push hard
about, most parodied work of art in the world.” Ninety-five percent of your fears have for justice and truth, I may seem rude and AQUARIUS (January 20-February
It hasn’t been sold recently, but is estimated to little or no objective validity. Some are insensitive. Why is it so challenging to have 18): When I was a kid attending
be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Today delusions generated by the neurotic integrity? – Vexed Libra.” Dear Libra: My elementary schools in the American
it’s kept in the world-renowned Louvre parts of your imagination. Others are delusions advice is to avoid the all-or-nothing approach. Midwest, recess was a core part of my
museum in Paris, where it’s viewed by millions you’ve absorbed from the neurotic spew of Be willing to be half-good and half-right. educational experience. For 45 minutes each
of art lovers. But for years after its creator’s other people’s imaginations. What I’ve just told Sometimes the highest forms of integrity day, we were excused from our studies so we
death, it enjoyed little fanfare while hanging in you is both bad news and good news. On the require you to accept imperfect solutions. could indulge in free-form play – outdoors, if
the bathroom of the French King Francois. I’d one hand, it’s a damn shame you feel so much the weather was nice, or else in the gymnasium.
love to see a similar evolution in your own irrational and unfounded anxiety. On the other SCORPIO (October 23-November But in recent years, schools in the U.S. have
efforts, Aries: a rise from humble placement hand, hearing my assertion that so much of it is 21): You have waited long enough to shrunk the time allotted for recess. Many
and modest appreciation to a more interesting irrational and unfounded might mobilize you retaliate against your adversaries. It’s schools have eliminated it altogether. Don’t
fate and greater approval. The astrological to free yourself from its grip. I’m pleased to high time to stop simmering with they understand this is harmful to the social,
omens suggest that you have more power than inform you that the coming weeks will be an frustration and resentment. Take direct action! emotional, and physical health of their
usual to make this happen in the coming weeks excellent time to wage a campaign to do just I suggest you arrange to have a box of elephant students? In any case, Aquarius, I hope you
and months. that. June can and should be Fighting for Your poop shipped to their addresses. You can order move in the opposite direction during the
Freedom from Fear Month. it here: TinyURL.com/ElephantManure. Just coming weeks. You need more than your usual
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): These kidding! I misled you with the preceding quota of time away from the grind. More fun
days, many films use CGI – computer- LEO (July 23-August 22): During the statements. It would in fact be a mistake for you and games, please! More messing around and
generated imagery. The technology is next four weeks, I’ll celebrate if you to express such vulgar revenge. Here’s the truth: merriment! More recess!
sophisticated and efficient. But in the search for and locate experiences that Now is an excellent time to seek retribution
early days of its use, producing such realistic will heal the part of your heart that’s against those who have opposed you, but the PISCES (February 19-March 20):
fantasies was painstaking and time-intensive. still a bit broken. My sleep at night will be best ways to do that would be by proving them For many years, actor Mel Blanc
For example, Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film extra-deep and my dreams extra-sweet if I wrong, surpassing their accomplishments, and provided the voice for Bugs Bunny, a
Jurassic Park featured four minutes of CGI that know you’re drumming up practical support totally forgiving them. cartoon character who regularly
required a year to create. I hope that in the for your feisty ideals. I’ll literally jump for joy if chowed down on raw carrots. But Blanc himself
coming weeks, you will summon equivalent you hunt down new teachings that will SAGITTARIUS (November did not like raw carrots. In a related matter,
levels of old-school tenacity and persistence and ultimately ensure you start making a daring 22-December 21): Marketing experts actor John Wayne, who pretended to be a
attention to detail as you devote yourself to a dream come true in 2019. And my soul will soar say that motivating a person to say yes cowboy and horseman in many movies, did not
valuable task that you love. Your passion needs if you gravitate toward the mind-expanding to a big question is more likely if you like horses. And according to his leading ladies,
an infusion of discipline. Don’t be shy about kind of hedonism rather than the mind-shrink- first build momentum by asking them smaller charismatic macho film hunk Harrison Ford is
grunting. ing variety. questions to which it’s easy to say yes. I not even close to being an expert kisser. What
encourage you to adopt this slant for your own about you, Pisces? Is your public image in
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): On VIRGO (August 23-September 22): purposes in the coming weeks. It’s prime time alignment with your true self? If there are
February 17, 1869, Russian chemist Everyone has a unique fate that’s to extend invitations and make requests that discrepancies, the coming weeks will be an
Dmitri Mendeleyev had an appoint- interesting enough to write a book you’ve been waiting for the right moment to excellent time to make corrections.
ment with a local cheese-making about. Each of us has at least one epic risk. People whom you need on your side will, I
company to provide his expert consultation. story to tell that would make people cry and suspect, be more receptive than usual – and Homework: Each of us has a secret ignorance.
But he never made it. A blast of inspiration laugh and adjust their thoughts about the with good reasons – but you may still have to be Can you guess what yours is? What could you do
overtook him soon after he awoke, and he meaning of life. What would your saga be like? smoothly strategic in your approach. about it? Visit FreeWillAstrology.com.
stayed home to tend to the blessed intrusion. He Think about what’s unfolding right now,
spent that day as well as the next two perfecting because I bet that would be a ripe place to start CAPRICORN (December 22-Janu- New Column Published Weekly
his vision of the periodic table of the elements, your meditations. The core themes of your ary 19): I bet you’ll be offered at least at rcreader.com
which he had researched and thought about for destiny are currently on vivid display, with new one valuable gift, and possibly more.
a long time. Science was forever transformed by plot twists taking your drama in novel But I’m concerned that you may not
Mendeleyev’s breakthrough. I doubt your directions. Want to get started? Compose the recognize them for their true nature. So I’ve Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s
epiphanies in the coming weeks will have a first two sentences of your memoir. created an exercise to enhance your ability to EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES
similar power to remake the whole world, identify and claim these gifts-in-disguise. & DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES
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The Wake of Destruction Tour – Iowa Shirts & Skins – Rhythm City Casino – Nik Freitas – Miwi Lalupa – Triple
City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
City IA Ave., Davenport IA Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA
Soul Storm – 11th Street Precinct, Polka Club of Iowa, Eastern Chapter

WEDNESDAY 6
2018/06/06 (Wed) 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Tomato Dodgers – Archeress –
Polka Dance: Eddie Korosa &
the Boys from Illinois (1:30pm) –
3 Men & a Molly – McClellan Stockade, Condor & Jaybird – Bold Little Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St,
2124 E. 11th St., Davenport IA Airwave – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Walcott IA
Lewis Knudsen (6:30pm) – The Ave., Rock Island IL Roger Carlson (noon) – Rock Island
Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N The Tornadoes Blues Band – The Artists’ Market, 520 18th St., Rock
Cody Rd, LeClaire IA Village Green, at the intersection Island IL
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Winterland (6:30pm) – Downtown
Viking Club, 1450 41st St., Moline IL
The Stone Flowers (4pm) – Runners
An Evening with Arkansauce – Iowa Iowa City, , Iowa City IA Park, 742 15th Ave., East Moline IL
City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa Sunday Funday w/ Jason Parchert
City IA
BEEs (6:30pm) – Faye’s Field, 2850 SATURDAY
2018/06/09 (Sat)
9 (2pm) – Service Station Bar & Grill,
432 1st Ave. W., West Milan IL
Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf IA 3 Men & a Molly – Doc’s Inn Bar & Grill,
Dani Lynne Howe Band – Bass Street
Landing Plaza, , Moline IL
985 Avenue of the Cities, Silvis IL
Bugeye Sprite – Chopper’s Bar & Grill, MONDAY
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Harrington’s Pub, 2321 Cumberland California Surf, Incorporated – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
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Boy Band Review @ RIBCO -- June 16 – The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, David G. Smith – Uptown Bill’s Coffee Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
Davenport IA House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA
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TUESDAY 2
2018/06/01 (Fri) Playlist – 11th Street Precinct, 1107 Problem Child – Rhythm City Casino Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon David Zollo & the Body Electric 2018/06/12 (Tue)
Mound St., Davenport IA Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA – Izabel Crane – The Mill, 120 E.
Aaron Kamm & the One Drops – Iowa The RiverCity 6 (3pm) – Downtown Ave., Davenport IA Molly Durnin – The J Bar, 4215 Elmore Burlington St., Iowa City IA The Ambulanters – Honeygold –
City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa Aledo, , Aledo IL Rad Rascal – Jim Swim – Fooch – Ave., Davenport IA Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos (3 & Mountain Swallower – Rozz-Tox,
City IA The Smoking Popes – Johnnie Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Ned Francis – Riverside Casino and 7pm) – Central DeWitt Performing 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL
All Night w/ Higgy – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Cluney – The Redstone Room, 129 Iowa City IA Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Arts Center, 519 E. 11th St., DeWitt IA An Evening with Walter Seed – Iowa
Third Ave., Rock Island IL Main St, Davenport IA The RiverCity 6 (5pm) – Mediapolis Riverside IA Figge Underground: The Tripp City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa
Bettendorf Park Band – Bill Bowe Sundae + Mr. Goessl – The City Park, , Mediapolis IA True Commando – Blue Movies – Brothers – OnO – Figge Art City IA
Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park, Smokestack, 62 E. 7th Street, Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Suburban Commando – Rozz-Tox, Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport Celtic Woman: Homecoming – Adler
Bettendorf IA Dubuque IA The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL IA Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport
Bird Fest: Mountain Swallower – Tony Hoeppner & Friends (6pm) – Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Gray Wolf Band – River House, 1510 IA

FRIDAY 8
Constantine – The Savage Blush Hy-Vee Market Grille - Silvis, 2001 Smooth Groove – River House, 1510 2018/06/08 (Fri) River Dr., Moline IL Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – New
– Condor & Jaybird – The Golden 5th St., Silvis IL River Dr., Moline IL Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Jim’s Windsor Depot Park, Main St.
Fleece – Denim Dragon – Pale Turnbuckle II Comedy & Music Sundae + Mr. Goessl – Uptown Bill’s Anvil – RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., Rock Knoxville Tap, 8716 Knoxville Rd., between S. 4th Ave. & S. 5th Ave.,
Tongue – Archeress – Sunshine – Festival – Codfish Hollow Barn, Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Island IL Milan IL New Windsor IL
Visualizations by Croatians and 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa IA Iowa City IA Blues Rock It – Princeton Ale House, Gumbo Ya Ya: Backwater Bayou Marah in the Mainsail – Avon Dale
Fuzzy Options (5pm) – Daytrotter, The Zealots – The Dead Hands – Tony Hoeppner & Friends (6pm) – 333 River Dr., Princeton IA Band (4:30pm) – Cedric Burnside – The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
324 Brady St., Davenport IA Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa Green Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Bobby Ray Bunch – Rams Riverhouse, (6:30pm) – Zydeco Voodoo Davenport IA
Bobby Ray Bunch – The Faithful City IA Rd., LeClaire IA 102 South Main Street, Port Byron IL (7:45pm) – Jack Brass Band

WEDNESDAY 13
Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, Turnbuckle II Comedy & Music Bugeye Sprite – Downtown (10:15pm) – Great River Plaza, The 2018/06/13 (Wed)
LeClaire IA
Broadway Concert with the Stars w/ SATURDAY
2018/06/02 (Sat)
2 Festival – Codfish Hollow Barn,
5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa IA
Cambridge, , Cambridge IL
Catfish Keith – Englert Theatre, 221
District of the Rock Island, Rock
Island IL Burlington Street Bluegrass Band –
Andrea McAardle – Timber Lake 50 Shades of Rock – 11th Street Wedding Banned – Riverside Casino East Washington St., Iowa City IA Haphazard – 11th Street Precinct, The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa
Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Precinc t, 1107 Mound St., and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Elle Cassaza – Lily Detaye – B–Sides 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA City IA
Mt. Carroll IL Davenport IA Riverside IA – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Kenny Carlyle & Madd Hoss Jackson Jef Spradley (6:30pm) – The Faithful
Brushville – Rhythm City Casino Diane Coffee – Lucille Furs – Karen

SUNDAY 3
Iowa City IA – Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd,
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Meat – Daytrotter, 324 Brady St., 2018/06/03 (Sun) Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Chief’s 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA LeClaire IA
Ave., Davenport IA Davenport IA Bar & Grill, 1600 Crosstown Ave., Lewis Knudsen – Green Tree Brewery, Moeller Nights: The Coathangers
David Bromberg Quintet – CSPS/ Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Circle The 309 (4pm) – Runners Park, 742 Silvis IL 309 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire IA – Nonnie Parry – Triple Crown
Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Tap, 1345 W. Locust St., Davenport 15th Ave., East Moline IL Identity Crisis – River House, 1510 Madtown Mannish Boys – Flatted Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304
Rapids IA IA Carla dal Forno – Alex Body – Rozz- River Dr., Moline IL Fifth Blues & BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., E Third St., Davenport IA
Dirt Road Rockers – River House, 1510 Iowa Arts Festival: Iowa City Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL Jor d an Danie lse n (6 p m) – Bellevue IA A Sense of Purpose – Bier Stube
River Dr., Moline IL Community Band (10am) – Froggy Fresh – Art Haus Eviction Steventon’s, 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd, Moeller Nights: Buffalo Gospel – Moline, 415 15th St, Moline IL
Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show DanceWorks Chicago (11:30am) Notice – Centaur Noir – Daytrotter, LeClaire IA Graveyard Club – Triple Crown Tommy Pickett & Friends (5:30pm)
– Green Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody – The Awful Purdies (12:45pm) 324 Brady St., Davenport IA Kenny Carlyle & Madd Hoss Jackson Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 – Davenport Elks Lodge #298, 4400
Rd., LeClaire IA – The Recliners (2:15pm) – Kevin Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) – – Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, E Third St., Davenport IA W. Central Park Ave., Davenport IA
Flash in a Pan & Miles Kean Double “B. F.” Burt & Big Medicine Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 N. 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA Molly Durnin (4pm) – Mississippi

THURSDAY 14
Album Release Party – The Mill, (4:15pm) – Parker Millsap (7pm) Shore Dr., Moline IL Kickin’ It Class Rock w/ Say Days River Distilling Company, 303 N. 2018/06/14 (Thu)
120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA – Trampled by Turtles (9pm) – Iowa Arts Festival: High Water Mark Ago – Bent River Brewing Company Cody Rd., LeClaire IA
Frankie Joe & Kinfolk – Crooked Downtown Iowa City, , Iowa City IA (10am) – NonProphet (11:30am) - Rock Island, 512 24th St., Rock Phil Heywood – Uptown Theatre, 221 The Crooked Cactus Band – Bass
Cactus Band (5pm) – Mercado on Irish Music Session (3pm) – Uptown – James Tutson & Rollback Island IL 1st Street NE, Mt. Vernon IA Street Landing Plaza, , Moline IL
Fifth, 1122 4th Ave., Moline IL Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque (1pm) – Soul Sherpa (2:45pm) – The Lucky Dutch – Slackmaster The Ron Tegeler Jazz FourTet (6pm) Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – St., Iowa City IA Downtown Iowa City, , Iowa City IA Smooth – The Clams – Gabe’s, 330 – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 – The J Bar, 4215 Elmore Ave.,
Mississippi River Dis tilling Jim Ryan (4pm) – Mississippi River Moeller Nights: Jesse Marchant E. Washington St., Iowa City IA 30th St., Rock Island IL Davenport IA
Company, 303 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & The Manny Lopez Big Band (6pm) – Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Dryad – Changeling – Acoustic
IA Rd., LeClaire IA Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Guillotine – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Iowa Arts Festival: Pieta Brown The Knockoff s – Generations Bar & Davenport IA Ave., Rock Island IL Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Washington St., Iowa City IA
(7pm) – Joan Osborne (9pm) – Grill, 4100 4th Ave., Moline IL Sunday Funday w/ Phyllis & Gary Moeller Nights: Karl Blau – Jason Shirts & Skins – Rhythm City Casino Legends of Country – Riverside
Downtown Iowa City, , Iowa City IA Life is Beautiful NAMI Music Benefit (2pm) – Service Station Bar & Grill, Melton – Justin Golak – Triple Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Jef Spradley featuring Kris Keuning Fest: Crater – Centaur Noir – 432 1st Ave. W., West Milan IL Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Ave., Davenport IA Highway 22, Riverside IA
(6pm) – Steventon’s, 1399 Eagle Manhattan Brigade – Plunkett Vandoliers – The Right Now – Wiley Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA Still Standing EP–Release Show Old Shoe & Lowdown Brass Band
Ridge Rd, LeClaire IA – Sentinel Grove – Jenny Lynn Park, SE 6th St., Galva IL Pre-Parade Party: Jenny Lynn Stacy (3pm) – Bier Stube Moline, 415 15th Horns Perform Paul Simon –
Jordan Danielsen – The Village Stacy & the Dirty Roosters – & the Dirty Roosters – The District
MONDAY 4
St, Moline IL The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Green, at the intersection of Mountain Swallower – Waking 2018/06/04 (Mon) of Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109 Davenport IA

SUNDAY 10
Parkside Drive and Main Street, Robots – Six to the Chest – Hot (office), Rock Island IL 2018/06/10 (Sun) The RiverCity 6 (6:30pm) – Vander
West Branch IA Brains – Dynoride – Gallows – Bier Caroline Rose – Sister Wife – The Quad City Wind Ensemble – Bill Veer Botanical Park, 215 W Central
Live @ Five: Rude Punch (5pm) – Stube Moline, 415 15th St, Moline IL Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Bowe Memorial Bandshell, Middle Adam Miller (6:30pm) – Ca D’Zan, 411 Park, Davenport IA
RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., Marah in the Mainsail – Soul Davenport IA Park, Bettendorf IA South Rd., Cambridge IL Whoozdads? (6:30pm) – Faye’s
Davenport IA Sherpa – Trash Wizard – Punch RME Anniversary Block Party: Delvin Lamarr Organ Trio – Gabe’s,
TUESDAY 5
Field, 2850 Learning Campus Dr.,
Matthew Kane & Greenbrier – Drunk Fighter – Gabe’s, 330 E. 2018/06/05 (Tue) Desert Noises – King of the 330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Bettendorf IA
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, Washington St., Iowa City IA Tramps – Winter Blues All-Stars Mae Krell – April Rose – Donna

FRIDAY 15
3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA Mdou Moctar – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third The RiverCity 6 – Lincoln Park, 11th (4:30pm) – RME (River Music Gentry & Nora Heaton – Uptown 2018/06/15 (Fri)
Mel Parsons (6:30pm) – Ca D’Zan, 411 Ave., Rock Island IL Ave & 38th St, Rock Island IL Experience), 129 N. Main St., Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque
South Rd., Cambridge IL Michael Charles – Flatted Fifth Blues Volumes – Upon a Burning Body – Davenport IA St., Iowa City IA 10 of Soul – Rhythm City Casino
Moeller Nights: Lillie Mae – & BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA The White Noise – Convictions Real Estate – Habibi – Twinsmith – Mike & the Moonpies – Evan Bartels Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
Extravision – Triple Crown Whiskey Pappa-Razzi – The Edge Eatery – Manhattan Blockade – Cetana Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th & the Stoney Lonesomes – Wiley Ave., Davenport IA
Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., & Drinkatorium, 1802 2nd Ave., (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington Ave., Maquoketa IA Park, SE 6th St., Galva IL Bettendorf Park Band – Bill Bowe
Davenport IA Rapids City IL St., Iowa City IA Moeller Nights: Duncan Fellows Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park,
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Bettendorf IA Shore Dr., Moline IL – Rams Riverhouse, 102 South Main
Brass Transit Authority – The Machine Gun Willie (4pm) – Runners Street, Port Byron IL
Village Green, at the intersection Park, 742 15th Ave., East Moline IL Dylan Scott – Henr y County
of Parkside Drive and Main Street, Moeller Nights: Reuben & the Dark Fairgrounds, 311 E. North St.,
West Branch IA – Chuck Westmoreland – Triple Cambridge IL
Dandelion Stompers (6:30pm) – Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Ernie Peniston – Flatted Fifth Blues &
Downtown Iowa City, , Iowa City IA Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA
Funktastic Five – 11th Street Precinct, Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (6pm) –
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Workshop & Matinee Series: Rock Island Hy-Vee Market Grille,
Future Generations – The Lagoons Pippi Ardennia & Daniel Leahy – 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL
– Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Live @ Five: Hal Reed & Mississippi
Iowa City IA Davenport IA Journey (5pm) – RME Courtyard,
Grupo Instinto (5pm) – Mercado on Stars Go Dim – Emily Rose – Wiley 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA
Fifth, 1122 4th Ave., Moline IL Park, SE 6th St., Galva IL Moeller Nights: Langhorne Slim &
Jeffrey Foucault – Dusty Heart – The Sunday Funday w/ Jim Ryan (2pm) the Lost at Last Band – Codfish
Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City – Service Station Bar & Grill, 432 1st Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Ave.,
IA Ave. W., West Milan IL Maquoketa IA
Jenny Lynn & the Dirty Roosters – Molly Durnin (6pm) – Steventon’s,
Other Brothers – The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA TUESDAY
2018/06/19 (Tue)
19 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd, LeClaire IA
Moonshine Run – River House, 1510
Johnny Rogers – Riverside Casino Midwife – American Grandma – River Dr., Moline IL
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Kevin Greenspon – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Music IC: The Dark Side of the
Riverside IA Third Ave., Rock Island IL Moon – Englert Theatre, 221 East
Lewis Knudsen (6pm) – Steventon’s, Nathan Kalish – Iowa City Yacht Club, Washington St., Iowa City IA
1399 Eagle Ridge Rd, LeClaire IA 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Mustard-In-Law – BBjr – Nonnie
Live @ Five: The Candymakers (5pm) Parry – Blue Movies – Dog Hairs Reuben and the Dark @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel - June 17
– RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport IA WEDNESDAY 20
2018/06/20 (Wed) – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock
Island IL
Wild Women Return! Again! – Rock Steady – Riverside Casino and Bowen – TaxSlayer Center, 1201
Motograter – The Krank Daddies 3 Men & a Molly – McClellan Stockade, Rock the Lot At CASI: 90’s Daughter
– Brotherhood of the Mudkat – 2124 E. 11th St., Davenport IA (6pm) – CASI (Center for Active Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, River Dr, Moline IL
Naked Soul (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Jordan Danielsen (6:30pm) – The Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Riverside IA That’ll Be the Day: A Tribute to
Washington St., Iowa City IA Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Davenport IA That’ll Be the Day: A Tribute to Buddy Holly & the Crickets (1pm)
Soul Storm – River House, 1510 River
Dr., Moline IL
Cody Rd, LeClaire IA
Moeller Nights: Adam Faucett –
Royce Johns – The Village Green, at
the intersection of Parkside Drive
SUNDAY
2018/06/24 (Sun)
24 Buddy Holly & the Crickets – Circa
‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Third
– Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828
Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Whoozdads? (5pm) – Wide River Pony Bradshaw – Small Houses and Main Street, West Branch IA Circuit Des Yeux – Aqualife – Rozz- Ave., Rock Island IL
Winery - LeClaire, 106 N. Cody Rd., – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Sarah Peacock (6pm) – Ear Candy Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL
SATURDAY
2018/06/30 (Sat)
30
LeClaire IA
Windy City Dueling Pianos – The
Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Davenport IA
(8:30pm) – Riverside Casino and
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
The Knockoffs (4pm) – Runners Park,
742 15th Ave., East Moline IL FRIDAY
2018/06/29 (Fri)
29 Curtis Hawkins Band – 11th
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave., The RiverCity 6 (11am) – Celebration Riverside IA Sarah Peacock (11am) – Riverside 6 Odd Rats – Sin Thetic – Atomic – Street Precinct, 1107 Mound St.,
Rock Island IL Belle Landing, 2501 River Dr, Slackmaster Smooth – Sama Dams Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Karate Chop Silence – Iowa City Davenport IA
Davenport IA – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Highway 22, Riverside IA Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Frankie Joe & Kinfolk – Green Tree

SATURDAY 16
2018/06/16 (Sat) Iowa City IA Sones de Mexico Ensemble – Bone Bad Bad Hats – Shortly – Deleters – Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire

THURSDAY 21
2018/06/21 (Thu) Topper – Rhythm City Casino Resort Jugs – Wiley Park, SE 6th St., Galva IL Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa IA
Blues Rock–It – Flatted Fifth Blues & Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., Sunday Funday w/ Dirty Water Boys City IA Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Tuggers
BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA Adam Beck Duo – Riverside Casino Davenport IA (2pm) – Service Station Bar & Grill, Banjoy – The Village Green, at the Burger Bar & Ale House, 201 N. Main
Boy Band Review – Girl Power and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, 432 1st Ave. W., West Milan IL intersection of Parkside Drive and St., Port Byron IL

SATURDAY 23
Night – The District of Rock Island, Riverside IA 2018/06/23 (Sat) Main Street, West Branch IA Hello Weekend – Riverside Casino
100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock
Island IL
An Evening with the Ernie Peniston
Band – The Redstone Room, 129 Andy Frasco & the U.N. – Strays –
MONDAY
2018/06/25 (Mon)
25 Bobby Ray Bunch & Brad Love –
Green Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside IA
CJ Ryder & the Past Masters – Main St, Davenport IA Indian Creek Nature Center, 5300 Arkaik – Alterbeast – Mutilated Rd., LeClaire IA Interdependence Share-Fest –
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, Angela Meyer (6:30pm) – Faye’s Otis Rd SE, Cedar Rapids IA by Zombies – Sleeping with a Code 415 – Parkside Grill & Lounge, Downtown New Windsor, , New
3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA Field, 2850 Learning Campus Dr., Big Band Dance w/ the Lonny Lynn Goddess (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. 2307 5th Ave, Moline IL Windsor IL
Code 415 – Generations Bar & Grill, Bettendorf IA Orchestra – Col Ballroom, 1012 W. Washington St., Iowa City IA Daniel Stratman (6pm) – Steventon’s, Iowa City Jazz Festival: North
4100 4th Ave., Moline IL Ceschi Ramos – Finally Some Action 4th St., Davenport IA 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd, LeClaire IA Corridor Jazz All-Stars (1pm) –
Dave Ellis (4pm) – Mississippi River
Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody
– Nalani Proctor – Rozz-Tox, 2108
Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Blue Dog Blues Band – Flatted
Fifth Blues & BBQ, 300 Potter Dr.,
TUESDAY
2018/06/26 (Tue)
26 Dylan Doyle – Flatted Fifth Blues &
BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA
Braxton Cook’s Quintet (3pm)
– Vincent Herring Quartet (5pm)
Rd., LeClaire IA EEEKS – The Evening Attraction Bellevue IA Moeller Nights: Jaws of Love. – Full Circle – 11th Street Precinct, 1107 – Rene Marie & Experiment in
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Green – Daytrotter, 324 Brady St., Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show Combat! – Triple Crown Whiskey Mound St., Davenport IA Truth (7pm) – Jane Ira Bloom
Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd., Davenport IA – Green Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Funktastic Five – River House, 1510 Quartet (9pm) – University of Iowa
LeClaire IA Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Aledo Rd., LeClaire IA Davenport IA River Dr., Moline IL Pentacrest, University of Iowa, Iowa
Indigo Trip – Sutphin – Coopers Run Central Park Bandshell, Hwy 17, Ed James (4pm) – Mississippi River Hello Weekend – Riverside Casino City IA
– Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St,
Iowa City IA
Aledo IL
Harper & Lee – Uptown Bill’s Coffee
Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody
Rd., LeClaire IA
WEDNESDAY 27
2018/06/27 (Wed) and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside IA
Kiersty Santos – Rhythm City Casino
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
Indoor Beach Party: Doug Brundies House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Geneseo Burlington Street Bluegrass Band – Interdependence Share–Fest – Ave., Davenport IA
Big Acoustic Show – The Boat City IA Brewing Company, 102 S. State St., The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa Downtown New Windsor, , New Mary Jo Curry – Flatted Fifth Blues &
Drunks – Bluffett (4:30pm) – Lojo Russo – The J Bar, 4215 Elmore Geneseo IL City IA Windsor IL BBQ, 300 Potter Dr., Bellevue IA
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 Ave., Davenport IA Julian Lynch – Gabriel Dowie – Mo Carter (6:30pm) – The Faithful Iowa City Jazz Festival: United Jazz Moeller Nights: Banditos – Triple
W. Locust St, Davenport IA Moeller Nights: The Dip – Triple Johnnie Cluney – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, Ensemble (5pm) –Behn Gillece Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon
Jason Carl & the Whole Damn Band Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Third Ave., Rock Island IL LeClaire IA Quartet (7pm) –Hot Tamale Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA
– 11th Street Precinct, 1107 Mound Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA Powell – 11th Street Precinct, 1107 Moeller Nights: Joseph – Becca Louie (9pm) – University of Iowa Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
St., Davenport IA The RiverCity 6 (6:30pm) – Kewanee Mound St., Davenport IA Mancari – Codfish Hollow Barn, Pentacrest, University of Iowa, Iowa The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
John Burns – Uptown Bill’s Coffee Veterans Park Gazebo, E 2nd St, Rockinfreakapotamus – Iowa City 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa IA City IA Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa Kewanee IL Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA Tommy Pickett & Friends (5:30pm) Kidstock Session I Concert (6pm) – Ryan & the Moonshiners (4pm)
City IA Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls – Bass Roeder Musical Trio (11am) – – Davenport Elks Lodge #298, 4400 The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, – Mississippi River Distilling
Johnny Rogers – Rhythm City Casino Street Landing Plaza, , Moline IL LeClaire Community Library, 323 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport IA Davenport IA Company, 303 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Wisconsin St, LeClaire IA Kiersty Santos – Rhythm City Casino IA
Ave., Davenport IA
Middle Western – Kingbolt – Indian FRIDAY
2018/06/22 (Fri)
22 The Ron Tegeler Jazz FourTet (6pm)
– Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325
THURSDAY
2018/06/28 (Thu)
28 Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
Ave., Davenport IA
Soul Storm – River House, 1510 River
Dr., Moline IL
Creek Nature Center, 5300 Otis Rd 50 Shades of Rock – Bier Stube 30th St., Rock Island IL Bobby Ray Bunch – The J Bar, 4215 The LK Trio (6pm) – Steeplegate Inn, The Ron Tegeler Jazz FourTet (6pm)
SE, Cedar Rapids IA Moline, 415 15th St, Moline IL Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Elmore Ave., Davenport IA 100 W 76th St., Davenport IA – Rock Island Hy-Vee Market Grille,
Minus Six – River House, 1510 River All Sweat Productions Presents: The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Brittany Lee Moffi tt – Uptown Bill’s Live @ Five: Dan Hubbard & His 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL
Dr., Moline IL Michael Jackson – The Redstone Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Band (5pm) – RME Courtyard, 131 Tom G. Farewell: Joe Brisben (3pm)
Moeller Nights: The Tillers – Wonky Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA Sarah Peacock (6pm) – Ear Candy Iowa City IA W. 2nd St., Davenport IA – Jeffrey Morgan (4pm) – Susan
Tonk – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar Blues Rock It – 11th Street Precinct, (8:30pm) – Riverside Casino and Class of ‘82 (6:30pm) – Faye’s Maple City Band – Bill Bowe Memorial & Greg Dirks (4:30pm) – Jos
& Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Field, 2850 Learning Campus Dr., Bandshell, Middle Park, Bettendorf Sasson & Friends (5pm) – Matt &
Davenport IA Brothers Osborne – Riverside Casino Riverside IA Bettendorf IA IA Jamie Kearney (6pm) – J Knight
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Smooth Groove – River House, 1510 Gray Wolf Band – Bass Street Landing Moeller Nights: Ruby Boots – & Friends (7pm) – Bluestem Trio
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Riverside IA River Dr., Moline IL Plaza, , Moline IL Reuben Bidez – Triple Crown (7:30pm) – Dave Moore (8pm) –
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA The DCamp Family Band – Bill Bowe The Stone Flowers – Hey Bryan’s, 1140 Lovelytheband – Gabe’s, 330 E. Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S.
Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park, 15th Ave., Moline IL Washington St., Iowa City IA E Third St., Davenport IA Dubuque St., Iowa City IA

SUNDAY 17
2018/06/17 (Sun) Bettendorf IA Topper – Rhythm City Casino Resort Magic City Hippies – The Redstone Rock the District: Bush – Helmet – Tony Hoeppner & Friends (5:15pm)
Dave Zollo & the Body Electric with Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA The District of Rock Island, 100 19th – Downtown Port Byron, , Port
Blues Rock It – Parkside Grill & Brian Johannesen – The Zero Davenport IA Moeller Nights: Ciaran Lavery – Kari St, Suite 109 (office), Rock Island IL Byron IL
Lounge, 2307 5th Ave, Moline IL Percent Chance of Rain (6:30pm) Whoozdads? – The Grape Life Wine Arnett – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar Smooth Groove (5pm) – Mercado on
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (2pm) – – Downtown Iowa City, , Iowa City IA Store & Lounge, 3402 Elmore Ave., & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Fifth, 1122 4th Ave., Moline IL
Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 N. Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show Davenport IA Davenport IA Sugarland – Brandy Clark – Clare
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Magic City Hippies @ The Redstone Room -- June 28

THURSDAYS
THURSDAYS – Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th
St, Moline IL
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Open Jam (4pm) – Rico’s Tropical
Karaoke Night – Bier Stube Moline, Open Mic Coffeehouse (June 8) Cantina, 1510 N. Harrison St.,
415 15th St, Moline IL – First Lutheran Church Parish Davenport IA
Karaoke w/ Double Dz – Purgatory’s House, 1600 20th St., Rock Island IL
Pub, 2104 State St, Bettendorf IA
Open Jam Night – Rico’s Tropical
Soulshake – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Washington St., Iowa City IA MONDAYS
MONDAYS

Cantina, 1510 N. Harrison St., Karaoke Monday w/ Pierced
Davenport IA
Open Mic & More (May 31 & June 7) SATURDAYS
SATURDAYS Productions Karaoke – Grumpy’s
Saloon, 2120 E. 11th St, Davenport
– Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Irish Music Session (June 2, 3pm) – IA
Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Open Mic w/ J. Knight – The Mill, 120
Open Mic Night (6pm) – Energized Dubuque St., Iowa City IA E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Cafe, 226 W. Third St., Davenport IA Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Say Anything Karaoke – Gabe’s, 330
Open Mic w/ H.C. Wallace – Boots, Sixth St., Davenport IA E. Washington St., Iowa City IA
2228 E 11th St., Davenport IA Karaoke Jean Breakfast (June 30,
Rock the House Karaoke – Bottoms
Up on 7th, 1814 Seventh St., Moline
8am) – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Sixth
St., Davenport IA TUESDAYS
TUESDAYS

IL Karaoke Night – Boozie’s Bar & Grill, Karaoke Night w/ Okeedokee It’s
Thumpin’ Thursdays DJ Night – 114 1/2 W. Third St., Davenport IA Karaoke – Lynn’s BBQ & Saloon,
Rascals Live, 1414 15th St., Moline IL Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge IA
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., Open Mic Night – Broken Saddle,

FRIDAYS
FRIDAYS Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Big River Bowling,
1417 Fifth Ave., Moline IL
Open Mic Night – Cool Beanz
DJ Guerrero ‘90s Night (June 8, 2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock
5pm) – Mercado on Fifth, 1122 Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Island IL
Fourth Ave., Moline IL Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd.,
DJ K Yung – Barrel House Moline,
1321 Fifth Ave., Moline IL
Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 WEDNESDAYS
WEDNESDAYS

DJ Lacey – Hawkeye Tap Sports S. First St., Long Grove IA Bluegrass Jam at the Mill (June
Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave., Karaoke Night w/ Jim Harker – 20) – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St.,
Davenport IA Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St., Iowa City IA
DJ Menos (June 22, 5pm) – Mercado Moline IL Hump Day Wing & Sing w/
on Fifth, 1122 Fourth Ave., Moline IL Old-Time Gospel Music Jam (June Marybeth – Hawkeye Tap Sports
Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. 23, 3pm) – Uptown Bill’s Coffee Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave.,
Sixth St., Davenport IA House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W. City IA Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct,
Locust St., Davenport IA Tw i s t e d M i c ’s M u s i c a n d 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack Entertainment – Barrel House Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W.
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., Moline, 1321 Fifth Ave., Moline IL Locust St., Davenport IA
Davenport IA Ukulele Social Club (June 16, 3pm) Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Karaoke Night – Big River Bowling, – Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Ave., Rock Island IL
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA Dubuque St., Iowa City IA Open Jam w/ The Channel Cats –
Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Bent River Brewing Company, 512
Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd.,
Davenport IA SUNDAYS
SUNDAYS 24th St., Rock Island IL
Open Mic Night – Boozie’s Bar
Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 Hal Reed & Mississippi Journey & Grille, 114 1/2 W. Third St.,
S. First St., Long Grove IA Sunday Jam (June 24, 6pm) – Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – V.F.W. Post 9128, Rock Island Elks Club, 427 Seventh Open Mic Night (5:30pm) – Milltown
2814 State St., Bettendorf IA Ave., Rock Island IL Coffee, 3800 River Dr. #2, Moline IL
Karaoke Night w/ Mike Matthews Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct,
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