Theatre

Make Me a Cowboy
Playcrafters Barn Theatre
Friday, September 9, through Sunday, September 18
Y
ee-haw! Gather up, pardners, an’
prepare yerselves fer the rootinest,
tootinest evenin’ o’ Western music
an’ laughs this side o’ the Mississippi,
as the gals an’
fellers at that ol’
Playcrafters barn
strap on their
spurs an’ take y’all
on a ... !
Fine. I’m
stopping now.
But it’s a fair bet that plenty of theatre-
goers will find it hard not to slip into
an enthusiastic drawl after attending
the Playcrafters Barn Theatre’s Make
Me a Cowboy, the Western-themed
musical comedy running at the Moline
venue from September 9 through 18. A
musical so new that its cast recording
was released just a few months ago, the
Playcrafters production marks one of the
first presentations of the show to be seen
anywhere in the country, yet it’s being
directed by someone well familiar with its
content: co-author Don Bryant Bailey.
Set in Kansas in the late 1880s, the
musical finds its Jumpin’ J Ranch on
the brink of closure, a victim of the
railroads that are forcing its cowboys out
of the herding business. Yet the ranch’s
owner and his wealthy brother from St.
Louis devise a way to keep the family
afloat – by turning the Jumpin’ J into a
dude ranch, and raising money through
performances of a knee-slappin’, toe-
tappin’ musical revue.
As Make Me a Cowboy takes place
on the first night of that revue, though,
things naturally go haywire. Yet blended
with the comedy of the evening’s mishaps
is the delivery of 15 songs showcasing the
spirit of the West: seven written directly
for the show, and eight traditional
cowboy classics including such ditties as
“By the Silvery Rio Grande,” “Oh, Bury
Me Not,” and “Frog Went a Courtin’.”
(Which, having typed the title, is now
going to be stuck in my head for hours.)
Boasting such familiar area performers
as Mike Schmidt, Tom Naab, Jamie
Bauschka, Nicholas Waldbusser, and
Bryan Woods, Playcrafters’ Make
Me a Cowboy promises Western fun
for audiences of all ages ... an’ I’ll be
madder’n a prairie dog in heat if y’all
don’t rassle up some tickets an’ git
yerselves ... !
Man, once you get going it’s really hard
to stop.
Make Me a Cowboy runs Fridays and
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at
3 p.m., and tickets and information are
available by calling (309)762-0330 or
visiting Playcrafters.com.
Music
Daytrotter’s Barnstormer 5 Tour
Codfish Hollow Barn
Saturday, September 3, 6:30 p.m.
T
he latest band tour hosted by
the area Web site Daytrotter.com
– Barnstormer 5 – climaxes with a
September 3 concert held in rural
Maquoketa, Iowa, and like Daytrotter’s
four previous tours, it promises an
evening of musicians and acts you’d
never expect to find near a rustic barn.
Consequently, the Rock Island-based
organization is proud to present a
Saturday-night concert featuring White
Rabbits (pictured), and Wildlife, and ... .
Wait a minute. Those sound exactly
like things you’d expect to find near a
rustic barn.
In any event, those ensembles are just
two of the eight acclaimed independent-
music outfits scheduled to play the
Codfish Hollow Barn (located at 3437
288th Avenue in Maquoketa), in a night
of sensational rock, pop, and folk with a
decidedly down-home flavor. As the last
stop on Daytrotter’s late-summer 2011
tour, the event is sure to deliver fresh
tunes, amidst the fresh air, to music
aficionados of all stripes. But where
do you fall in terms of indie-music
fandom? Let’s find out! In the quiz
above, try matching the artist or artists
performing at Barnstormer 5 with one
of the songs they’re most noted for.
Tickets to the Barnstormer 5 concert
are $20 in advance and $25 at the door,
and more information is available by e-
mailing info@daytrotter.com or visiting
Daytrotter.com. For an interview with
Keegan DeWitt, see page 47.
A n s w e r s : 1 – F , 2 – D , 3 - A , 4 – H , 5 – C , 6 – G , 7 – E , 8 – B . D i d y o u g e t ’ e m a l l r i g h t ? N i c e ! Y o u ’ r e t h e p e r f e c t a u d i e n c e f o r B a r n s t o r m e r 5 ! D i d y o u g e t ’ e m a l l w r o n g ? N i c e ! Y o u ’ r e
t h e p e r f e c t a u d i e n c e f o r B a r n s t o r m e r 5 . . . s o y o u c a n l e a r n a l i t t l e s o m e t h i n g , f o r P e t e ’ s s a k e !
1) Hacienda
2) Hundred Visions
3) Keegan DeWitt
4) Madi Diaz
5) Nona Marie & the Choir
6) Princeton
7) White Rabbits
8) Wildlife
A) “June: Brooklyn, New York”
B) “Sea Dreamer”
C) “Patsy Cline Song”
D) “The Light That Starts the Day”
E) “While We Go Dancing”
F) “Hear Me Crying”
G) “Tokyo, Japan”
H) “Nothing at All”
by Mike Schulz
mike@rcreader.com
What £Ise
ls Happenin’
MUSIC
Friday, September 2 – Joe
Robinson. Twenty-year-old Australian
guitar sensation in concert, with opener
Alan Sweet. The Redstone Room (129
Main Street, Davenport). 9 p.m. $12-
15. For information and tickets, call
(563)326-1333 or visit RedstoneRoom.
com. For an interview with Robinson,
visit RCReader.com/y/joerobinson.
Friday, September 2 – Eddie
Money. Chart-topping singer of
“Two Tickets to Paradise”and “Baby
Hold on”in concert. Quad-Cities
Waterfront Convention Center (1777
Isle Parkway, Bettendorf ). 7:30 p.m.
$25-35. For information and tickets,
call (800)724-5825 or visit Bettendorf.
IsleOfCapriCasinos.com.
Friday, September 2, through
Sunday, September 4 – 2011 Barnes
Family Bluegrass Festival. Annual
festival featuring a half-dozen bluegrass
bands, workshops, vendors, and more.
Mercer County Fairgrounds (Southwest
12th Avenue, Aledo). Friday 7 p.m.
start, $15; Saturday 10 a.m. start, $20;
Sunday 11 a.m. start, $10. $37 weekend
pass, ages 16 and under free with
parent. For information and tickets, visit
BarnesBluegrass.com.
Saturday, September 3 – Festival
of Praise. Outdoor concert presented
by High Praise Unlimited, featuring
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Music
Riverfront Pops Featuring
Classical Mystery Tour
LeClaire Park
Saturday, September 10, 6:30 p.m.
“S
o what’s the last dream you
remember, Mike?”
“It happened yesterday, doc. In
my golden
slumbers, I
was walking
down the long
and winding
road to Penny
Lane, but I
had to carry that weight of the savoy
truffle I got from Lady Madonna. And
then I saw her standing there! My love!
Eleanor Rigby!”
“Yeah, I think I know where this is
leading already ... .”
“I wanted us to come together and
twist and shout, but after a hard day’s
night, you’ve got to hide your love away.
So I just thought, ‘Ob-la-di, ob-la-da ...
live and let die,’ and all that.”
“Right ... .”
“But then I thought, ‘She’s leaving
home, and here comes the sun, and
besides, all you need is love!’ So I
shouted, ‘Eleanor! I’ve got to get you
into my life! Maybe I’m amazed, but I’ve
written all these silly love songs for you,
and I want you to let ’em in!’ And you
know what she said, doc?”
“What?”
“‘Hey, Jude!’ Even though she knew it
was me. Isn’t that something? Imagine.”
“Hmm.”
“So what does it mean?”
“Well, since you’ve just referenced 26
songs performed either by the Beatles or
individual Beatles, my guess is that your
mind is on the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra’s annual Riverfront Pops
concert, taking place in LeClaire Park on
September 10.”
“But what would that have to do with
Beatles songs?”
“This year, the Riverfront Pops guests
are the performers of Classical Mystery
Tour, the acclaimed Beatles tribute act that
the Los Angeles Times called ‘more than just
an incredible simulation,’ and that performs
songs from the Fab Four’s repertoire with
full symphonic accompaniment – just
like the accompaniment provided by
conductor Mark Russell Smith’s Quad
Cities orchestra.”
“Of course, doc – that’s it! Thank you!
Where would I be without a little help
from my friends?!”
“You’re still naming Beatles songs,
Mike.”
“Good night, doc!”
“You’re still doing it.”
“Sorry. I swear that’s the end.”
“Not quite, apparently.”
Tickets to September 10’s Riverfront
Pops featuring Classical Mystery Tour
are $20, with reduced prices for groups
of 15 or more and children 12 and under
admitted free, and more information is
available by calling (563)322-7276 or
visiting QCSymphony.com.
Classical Mystery Tour
WQAD/Terry Swails Family Fun Guide • Fall 2011
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September
Family Night: Artist Night, make your own work of
art and activity sheet; kids will receive a free Icedream
Sundae with the purchase of a Chick-fil-A; the Cow
will be on hand to greet the kids; for information, call
563-355-1742, Chick-fil-A at Davenport, 2945 E 53rd St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.cfadavenport.com, 5:30pm
Thu Sep 1.
The “Ism”s of Art, Thursdays thru Sept. 22, for ages
8-12; learn how to make famous works of art into your
own by studying post-impressionism, expressionism,
post-modernism, and neo-plasticism; $18-$20;
for information and to register, call 563-263-8282,
Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine,
IA, http://www.muscatineartcenter.org, 5:30pm Thu
Sep 1.
Doodlebugs Preschool Program: Iggy Peck,
Architect, preschoolers and their adult companions
will draft and build their own designs; free; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Public
Library, 500 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.
crma.org, 10:30am Fri Sep 2.
Family Night: Super Hero Night, create your
own super hero mask and activity sheet; dress like
your favorite superhero and receive one free Chicken
Nugget Kids Meal; kids will receive a free Icedream
Sundae with the purchase of a Chick-fil-A; the Cow
will be on hand to greet the kids; for information, call
563-355-1742, Chick-fil-A at Davenport, 2945 E 53rd St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.cfadavenport.com, 5:30pm
Thu Sep 8.
smART Second Saturday Event, children along
with an adult companion are invited to learn more
about art through a variety of cool activities in the
museum; free; for information, call 515-271-0328 or e-
mail jcooley@desmoinesartcenter.org, Des Moines Art
Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, 10:15am Sat Sep 10.
Second Saturdays: Play-Doh Creatures!, free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.davenportlibrary.com, 2pm Sat Sep 10.
Kids Saturday Workshop: Dreamcatchers, with
Katy Doherty, for ages 11-14; learn about art and
create wonderful works; $7; for information and to
register, call 563-263-8282, Muscatine Art Center,
1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine, IA, http://www.
muscatineartcenter.org, 2:45pm Sat Sep 10.
Kids Saturday Workshop: Faux Stained Glass
Windows, with Katy Doherty, for ages 6-10; learn about
art and create wonderful works; $7; for information
and to register, call 563-263-8282, Muscatine Art
Center, 1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine, IA, http://www.
muscatineartcenter.org, 1:15pm Sat Sep 10.
smART Second Sunday Event, a family workshop
designed for parents and children ages 5 and older;
free; for information, call 515-271-0306, Des Moines
Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://
www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 1pm Sun Sep 11.
Transportation Paper Crafts Workshop with Lon
Clark, for ages 6 & up; create transportation models
of your choice by learning, Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com,
6:30pm Mon Sep 12.
Teen Duct Tape Night, for ages 12-18; make
creations out of duct tape; for information, call 309-
732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm Tue Sep 13.
Family Night: Dinosaur Night, make your own
dinosaur and activity sheet; kids will receive a free
Icedream Sundae with the purchase of a Chick-fil-A; the
Cow will be on hand to greet the kids; for information,
call 563-355-1742, Chick-fil-A at Davenport, 2945 E
53rd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.cfadavenport.com,
5:30pm Thu Sep 15.
Family Night: Animal Night, make an animal
magnet and activity sheet; dress like your favorite
animal and receive one free 4ct. Chicken Nugget Kids
Meal; kids will receive a free Icedream Sundae with
the purchase of a Chick-fil-A; the Cow will be on hand
to greet the kids; for information, call 563-355-1742,
Chick-fil-A at Davenport, 2945 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.cfadavenport.com, 5:30pm Thu Sep 22.
Family Fun Day: Here’s Looking at You!, featuring
family activities including make-and-take self-portraits
and storytellers; free; for information, call 319-366-
7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave.,
Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 11am Sat Sep
24.
Recycled Robots, ages 5-10 build their own robots
out of recycled materials; pizza dinner provided; $7;
for information, call 309-732-7275, Hy-Vee Rock Island
Club Room, 2930 18th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rigov.org, 5:30pm Wed Sep 28.
Doodlebugs Preschool Program: Finger Puppet
Follies, thumbs into thespians, and digits into dramatic
artists; free; for information, call 319-366-7503,
Hiawatha Public Library, 150 West Willman, Hiawatha,
IA, http://www.crma.org, 10:30am Fri Sep 30.
October
Figge Free Family Event, presented in
conjunction with the exhibit “Turn of the Century
Posters from the Krannert Art Museum Collection”;
celebrate the exhibition with studio art activities,
stories, refreshments, and more; free with museum
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
figgeartmuseum.org, 1pm Sat Oct 1.
Scarecrow Wild West, families can make
scarecrows to be displayed in the QCBC gardens, play
horseshoes, make sheriff badges, and enjoy other
games and crafts; free with museum admission; for
information call Beth at 309-794-0991 x 30 or e-mail
vs@qcgardens.com, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525
4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com,
1pm Sun Oct 2.
smART Second Saturday Event, children along
with an adult companion are invited to learn more
about art through a variety of cool activities in the
museum; free; for information, call 515-271-0328 or e-
mail jcooley@desmoinesartcenter.org, Des Moines Art
Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, 10:15am Sat Oct 8.
Kids Saturday Workshop: Marbles Paper, with
Katy Doherty, for ages 11-14; learn about art and
create wonderful works; $5; for information and to
register, call 563-263-8282, Muscatine Art Center,
1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine, IA, http://www.
muscatineartcenter.org, 2:45pm Sat Oct 8.
Kids Saturday Workshop: Ojo de Dios, with Katy
Doherty, for ages 6-10; learn about art and create
wonderful works; $5; for information and to register,
call 563-263-8282, Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry
Ave., Muscatine, IA, http://www.muscatineartcenter.
org, 1:15pm Sat Oct 8.
smART Second Sunday Event, a family workshop
designed for parents and children ages 5 and older;
free; for information, call 515-271-0306, Des Moines
Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://
www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 1pm Sun Oct 9.
Messy Mondays for Ages 3-6, featuring a story
and a craft; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm
Mon Oct 10.
Teen Read Week Photo Contest: Picture It at
Your Library, at all Rock Island Public Libraries; enter
your photos for prizes and public recognition; entries
will be featured at the library fundraising party, Food
for Thought, on Nov. 3; for entry guidelines and details,
e-mail Struecker.natalie@rigov.org or call 309-732-
7330, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, Mon Oct 10
thru Sat Oct 29.
K*nex Building Time, make and display your own
creations; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 4pm
Tue Oct 11.
K*nex Building Time, make and display your
own creations; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 4pm Thu Oct 13.
2011 Teen Anime Day, for ages 12 & older; come
dressed in costume celebrating your favorite anime
character; bring your best anime drawing or painting
for studio display during the event, enjoy classic
anime features, refreshments, and lots more; planned
in collaboration with the Davenport Public Library and
QC Anime-zing; for information, call 563-326-7804 x
2006, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.figgeartmuseum.org, 12pm Sat Oct 22.
Kids Saturday Workshop: Candy Corn Bracelets,
with Katy Doherty, for ages 6-10; learn about art and
create wonderful works; $7; for information and to
register, call 563-263-8282, Muscatine Art Center,
1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine, IA, http://www.
muscatineartcenter.org, 1:15pm Sat Oct 22.
Kids Saturday Workshop: Wax Resist Paintings,
with Katy Doherty, for ages 11-14; learn about art
and create wonderful works; $5; for information and
to register, call 563-263-8282, Muscatine Art Center,
1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine, IA, http://www.
muscatineartcenter.org, 2:45pm Sat Oct 22.
Ghostly Craft, create a ghost for Halloween; free;
for information and to register, call 309-524-2480,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://
www.molinelibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed Oct 26.
Kids Saturday Workshop: Halloween Mobiles,
with Katy Doherty, for ages 6-10; learn about art and
create wonderful works; $7; for information and to
register, call 563-263-8282, Muscatine Art Center,
1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine, IA, http://www.
muscatineartcenter.org, 1:15pm Sat Oct 29.
Kids Saturday Workshop: Jack O Lantern Mason
Jars, with Katy Doherty, for ages 11-14; learn about
art and create wonderful works; $7; for information
and to register, call 563-263-8282, Muscatine Art
Center, 1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine, IA, http://
www.muscatineartcenter.org, 2:45pm Sat Oct 29.
WeIcome
to the Fall 2011 WQAD/Terry Swails Family Fun Guide, a special section of the
River Cities’ Reader’s Fall Guide. We have separated our children’s calendar from
the regular seasonal guide and made it easier to navigate so that you can find the
perfect events for your kids and family. We’ve also added fun activities related to some of the hundreds of things happen-
ing over the next three months in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas. So any day your children complain about being
bored, you’re sure to find the perfect antidote here.
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Terry Swails Family Fun Guide • Fall/Winter 2011
Disney Live! Presents Phineas & Ferb
i wireless Center
Friday, October 21, 4 & 7 p.m.
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he stars of the beloved Disney Channel series Phineas & Ferb will soon be brought to life in a
magical stage adventure set at the end of summer vacation. In addition to Phineas and Ferb
themselves, lots of their tri-state-area friends will join them at the i wireless Center; see how
many of 20 Phineas & Ferb characters you can find in this word-search.
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C J I P I N K Y N S A B
R A M B S P Z L E W N O
Y N N A B U F O R D S R
R G Z D S A M E C E A N
R O L Y A M N R B R E F
E G I S P C C I O H N M
P W N O E A E B C N I I
S N D N R E I T A K H L
U B A L J E E T X R P L
Q O D F H R E G N I G Y
Y W T E G L K Y C A T S
ADYSON
BALJEET
BUFORD
CANDACE
CARL
DJANGO
FERB
GINGER
GRETCHEN
JEREMY
KATIE
LAWRENCE
LINDA
MILLY
NORM
PERRY
PHINEAS
PINKY
STACY
SUZY Answers: Page 12
November & December
Messy Mondays for Ages 3-6, featuring a story
and a craft; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm
Mon Nov 7.
smART Second Saturday Event, children along
with an adult companion are invited to learn more
about art through a variety of cool activities in the
museum; free; for information, call 515-271-0328 or e-
mail jcooley@desmoinesartcenter.org, Des Moines Art
Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, 10:15am Sat Nov 12.
Kids Saturday Workshop: Blazing Banyan Trees,
with Katy Doherty, for ages 11-14; learn about art
and create wonderful works; $5; for information and
to register, call 563-263-8282, Muscatine Art Center,
1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine, IA, http://www.
muscatineartcenter.org, 2:45pm Sat Nov 12.
Kids Saturday Workshop: Treasure Boxes, with
Katy Doherty, for ages 6-10; learn about art and create
wonderful works; $7; for information and to register,
call 563-263-8282, Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry
Ave., Muscatine, IA, http://www.muscatineartcenter.
org, 1:15pm Sat Nov 12.
smART Second Sunday Event, a family workshop
designed for parents and children ages 5 and older;
free; for information, call 515-271-0306, Des Moines
Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://
www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 1pm Sun Nov 13.
Messy Mondays for Ages 3-6, featuring a story
and a craft; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm
Mon Dec 5.
Music for Tots with Cynthia Smith: Session I,
Tuesdays thru Oct. 4; sessions from 9:15-10am, and
10:15-11am; songs, instruments to play, musical
games, and stories for ages 18 months thru 4 years;
$17.50; for information and to register, call 563-263-
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8282, Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry Ave.,
Muscatine, IA, http://www.muscatineartcenter.org,
9:15am Tue Sep 6.
Music for Tots with Cynthia Smith: Session II,
Tuesdays thru Nov. 15; sessions from 9:15-10am,
and 10:15-11am; songs, instruments to play, musical
games, and stories for ages 18 months thru 4 years;
$17.50; for information and to register, call 563-263-
8282, Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry Ave.,
Muscatine, IA, http://www.muscatineartcenter.org,
9:15am Tue Sep 6.
Kidz Days at RME w/ Steve Couch, an educational
program geared for children pre-school to 12 years
of age that is centered on live music and other
performances just for kids; featuring stories, songs,
and fun with children’s musician Couch; $5 for parents,
kids free; for information, call 563-326-1333, River
Music Experience, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.rivermusicexperience.org, 10:30am Sat Sep 17.
Kidz Days at RME, an educational program geared
for children pre-school to 12 years of age that is
centered on live music and other performances just
for kids; $5 for parents, kids free; for information, call
563-326-1333, River Music Experience, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.rivermusicexperience.org,
10:30am Sat Oct 15.
Three Little Pigs, a new version of an old favorite
performed by the Opera Quad Cities; free; for
information and to register, call 309-524-2440, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 7pm Tue Oct 18.
Kidz Days at RME, an educational program geared
for children pre-school to 12 years of age that is
centered on live music and other performances just
for kids; $5 for parents, kids free; for information, call
563-326-1333, River Music Experience, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.rivermusicexperience.org,
10:30am Sat Nov 19.

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Beginning in September
Preschool Story Time, on Thursdays, at 9:30 &
10:45am (no session Sept. 22); stories, finger plays,
and hands-on activities for children ages 3-5 not yet
in kindergarten; free; for information and to register,
call 309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, Thu Sep 1
thru Thu Sep 29.
Toddle on the Wild Side with Greg Wolf @
Fairmount, on the first & third Thursdays of the
month; stories and hands-on activities on things
leafy, furry, and scaly; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
2pm Thu Sep 1 thru Thu Dec 1.
Rhyme Time Story Time, on Thursdays; stories,
songs, and crafts for ages 2-5; free; for information, call
309-523-3440, River Valley Library, 214 S. Main St., Port
Byron, IL, http://www.rivervalleylibrary.org, 10am Thu
Sep 1 thru Thu Dec 8.
Toddler Story Time @ Eastern, Thursdays at 10am
& Tuesdays at 11am; singing, dancing, finger plays,
and books for toddlers, families, and caregivers; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, Thu
Sep 1 thru Thu Dec 8.
Toddler Story Time @ Fairmount, Fridays at 10am
& Wednesdays at 11am; singing, dancing, finger plays,
and books for toddlers, families, and caregivers; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.davenportlibrary.com, Fri Sep 2 thru Wed Dec 7.
Storytimes for Ages 0-5, on Fridays; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://
www.rockislandlibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Sep 2 thru
Oct 7.
Baby Story Time @ Eastern, on Fridays; singing,
bouncing, playing, and reading for ages 0-18 months;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
10am Fri Sep 2 thru Fri Dec 2.
Pre-school Story Hour, on Sundays; enjoy the
telling of the story “The Snow Tree,” cookies and juice,
and a tour the Sun Garden atrium, and decorate a tot-
sized tree with an assortment of natural ornaments;
free with botanical center admission; for information,
call Megan at 309-794-0991 x25 or e-mail edu@
qcgardens.com, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com, 1pm
Sun Sep 4 thru Sun Dec 4.
Preschool Story Time @ Fairmount, on Mondays;
stories, songs, crafts, and finger plays for ages 3-5; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.davenportlibrary.com, 10am Mon Sep 5 thru
Mon Dec 5.
Rhyme Time Story Time, on Mondays; stories,
songs, and crafts for ages 2-5; free; for information,
call 309-523-3440, River Valley Library, 214 S. Main St.,
Port Byron, IL, http://www.rivervalleylibrary.org, 11am
Mon Sep 5 thru Mon Dec 5.
Preschool Story Time @ Eastern, on Tuesdays;
stories, songs, crafts, and finger plays for ages 3-5;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
9:30am Tue Sep 6 thru Tue Dec 6.
Storytimes for Ages 0-5, on Tuesdays; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Sep 6
thru Tue Oct 4.
Preschool Storytime, Mondays at 6:30pm,
Tuesdays thru Thursdays at 10am; stories, songs,
fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages 3-5; free; for
information, call 563-344-4178, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://
www.bettendorflibrary.com, 10am Tue Sep 6 thru
Thu Dec 8.
Book Bunch Club, on Tuesdays; book club with
activities for children ages 7-9; free; for information and
to register, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.
com, 6:30pm Tue Sep 6 thru Tue Nov 22.
Storytimes for Ages 0-5, on Wednesdays; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 10:30am
Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Oct 5.
Baby Story Time @ Fairmount, on Wednesdays;
singing, bouncing, playing, and reading for ages 0-
18 months; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
9:30am Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Dec 7.
Mommy & Me Story Time, on Wednesdays;
music and movement for ages 0 thru pre-K; free; for
information, call 309-523-3440, River Valley Library, 214
S. Main St., Port Byron, IL, http://www.rivervalleylibrary.
org, 9:15am Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Dec 7.
Toddle on the Wild Side with Greg Wolf @ Eastern,
on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month;
stories and hands-on activities on things leafy, furry,
and scaly; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 2pm
Thu Sep 8 thru Thu Dec 8.
Beginning in October
Wee Wigglers Toddler Time, on Mondays, at 9:30
& 10:45am; stories and hands-on activities for ages 18-
36 months and an adult; free; for information and to
register, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com,
9:30am Mon Oct 3 thru Mon Oct 24.
Storytimes for Ages 0-5, on Tuesdays (no storytime
during Thanksgiving week); free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Oct 25 thru Tue
Dec 6.
Storytimes for Ages 0-5, on Wednesdays (no
storytime during Thanksgiving week); free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 10:30am
Wed Oct 26 thru Wed Dec 7.
Storytimes for Ages 0-5, on Fridays (no storytime
during Thanksgiving week); free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.
org, 10:30am Fri Oct 28 thru Fri Dec 2.
Beginning in November & December
Preschool Story Time, on Thursdays, at 9:30 &
10:45am; stories, finger plays, and hands-on activities
for children ages 3-5 not yet in kindergarten; free; for
information and to register, call 309-524-2480, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 9:30am Thu Nov 3 thru Thu Nov
17.
Wee Wigglers Toddler Time, on Mondays, at 9:30
& 10:45am; stories and hands-on activities for ages 18-
36 months and an adult; free; for information and to
register, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com,
9:30am Mon Nov 28 thru Mon Dec 5.
Preschool Story Time, on Thursdays, at 9:30 &
10:45am; stories, finger plays, and hands-on activities
for children ages 3-5 not yet in kindergarten; free; for
information and to register, call 309-524-2480, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 9:30am Thu Dec 1 thru Thu Dec
22.
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September
Toddler Time: Mouse Magnet, storytelling,
activities, and music in the giant indoor playground;
for information, call 563-355-1742, Chick-fil-A at
Davenport, 2945 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
cfadavenport.com, 9:30am Tue Sep 6.
PAWD Read to a Dog, kids have an opportunity
to read one-on-one with a service dog from P.A.W.D.
- Pups Assisting with the Disabled; while waiting to
read to a dog, watch a classic dog show like “Lassie”
and “Rin Tin Tin”; free; for information, call 563-326-
Bettendorf Public Library
Wednesday, October 12, 4 p.m.
A
mong the events in the “Global Gathering” program at the Bettendorf
library will be a presentation designed for kids, featuring entertaining
activities specific to this fall’s featured country: Brazil. Before the program
starts, see how you fare at some Brazil-themed trivia.
1) What is the capital of Brazil?
A) Brasilia
B) Rio de Janeiro
C) Sao Paulo
2) What is the largest Brazilian city in terms of
population?
A) Brasilia
B) Rio de Janeiro
C) Sao Paulo
3) Where is the famous Copacabana beach located?
A) Brasilia
B) Rio de Janeiro
C) Sao Paulo
4) On what night of the week does the Carnival
celebration end?
A) Sunday
B) Monday
C) Tuesday
5) When did Brazil become an independent country?
A) 1822
B) 1874
C) 1910
6) When did Brazil win its first soccer World Cup?
A) 1947
B) 1958
C) 1969
Answers: Page 12
Children’s Day: Global Gathering – Brazil
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7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 6pm
Thu Sep 8.
Toddler Time: Moose Mask, storytelling,
activities, and music in the giant indoor playground;
for information, call 563-355-1742, Chick-fil-A at
Davenport, 2945 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
cfadavenport.com, 9:30am Tue Sep 13.
PAWD Read to a Dog,, kids have an opportunity
to read one-on-one with a service dog from P.A.W.D.
- Pups Assisting with the Disabled; while waiting to
read to a dog, watch a classic dog show like “Lassie”
and “Rin Tin Tin”; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 6pm Wed Sep 14.
Readers Theater, for ages 6-12; listen to young
readers perform folk tales, fairy tales, and other stories
in script form; free; for information and to register, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 7pm Wed
Sep 14.
Building with Books Lego Club, for ages 6-12;
build with Lego blocks while listening to stories; free;
for information and to register, call 309-524-2480,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://
www.molinelibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Sep 15.
Family Storytime, stories for the family to enjoy
with family-related themes; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.
org, 5pm Mon Sep 19.
Toddler Time: Party Hat, storytelling, activities, and
music in the giant indoor playground; for information,
call 563-355-1742, Chick-fil-A at Davenport, 2945 E
53rd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.cfadavenport.com,
9:30am Tue Sep 20.
PAWD Reading Assistance Dogs, kids practice
their skills by reading favorite stories to gentle dogs;
free; for information and to register, call 309-524-2480,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://
www.molinelibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed Sep 21.
Pajama Story Time, for ages 4-8; wear your p.j.s
and bring your favorite stuffed animal to hear new
stories; free; for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 7pm Mon Sep 26.
Toddler Time: Decorate a Cupcake, storytelling,
activities, and music in the giant indoor playground;
for information, call 563-355-1742, Chick-fil-A at
Davenport, 2945 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
cfadavenport.com, 9:30am Tue Sep 27.
October
Messy Mondays for Ages 3-6, featuring a story
and a craft; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm
Mon Oct 10.
Booktalking, featuring previews of great new
books for school-age children; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.
org, 3pm Tue Oct 11.
Fiction Fan Club, book-discussion group for
ages 10-12; read the book, share ideas, and enjoy
refreshments; free; for information and to register,
call 309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue
Oct 11.
PAWD Read to a Dog, kids have an opportunity
to read one-on-one with a service dog from P.A.W.D.
- Pups Assisting with the Disabled; while waiting to
read to a dog, watch a classic dog show like “Lassie”
and “Rin Tin Tin”; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 6pm Wed Oct 12.
Booktalking, featuring previews of great new
books for school-age children; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.rockislandlibrary.org, 3pm Thu Oct 13.
PAWD Read to a Dog, kids have an opportunity
to read one-on-one with a service dog from P.A.W.D.
- Pups Assisting with the Disabled; while waiting to
read to a dog, watch a classic dog show like “Lassie”
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and “Rin Tin Tin”; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
6pm Thu Oct 13.
Family Storytime, stories for the family to enjoy
with family-related themes; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.
org, 5pm Mon Oct 17.
Messy Mondays for Ages 3-6, featuring a story
and a craft; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 5:30pm Mon Oct 17.
Building with Books Lego Club, for ages 6-12;
build with Lego blocks while listening to stories; free;
for information and to register, call 309-524-2480,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://
www.molinelibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Oct 20.
Pajama Story Time, for ages 4-8; wear your p.j.s
and bring your favorite stuffed animal to hear new
stories; free; for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 7pm Mon Oct 24.
November & December
PAWD Reading Assistance Dogs, kids practice
their skills by reading favorite stories to gentle dogs;
free; for information and to register, call 309-524-2480,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://
www.molinelibrary.com, 10:30am Sat Nov 5.
Messy Mondays for Ages 3-6, featuring a story
and a craft; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm
Mon Nov 7.
PAWD Read to a Dog, kids have an opportunity
to read one-on-one with a service dog from P.A.W.D.
- Pups Assisting with the Disabled; while waiting to
read to a dog, watch a classic dog show like “Lassie”
and “Rin Tin Tin”; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 6pm Wed Nov 9.
Readers Theater, for ages 6-12; listen to young
readers perform folk tales, fairy tales, and other stories in
script form; free; for information and to register, call 309-
524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL,
http://www.molinelibrary.com, 7pm Wed Nov 9.
PAWD Read to a Dog, kids have an opportunity
to read one-on-one with a service dog from P.A.W.D.
- Pups Assisting with the Disabled; while waiting to
read to a dog, watch a classic dog show like “Lassie”
and “Rin Tin Tin”; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
6pm Thu Nov 10.
Messy Mondays for Ages 3-6, featuring a story
and a craft; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 5:30pm Mon Nov 14.
Building with Books Lego Club, for ages 6-12;
build with Lego blocks while listening to stories; free;
for information and to register, call 309-524-2480,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://
www.molinelibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Nov 17.
Pajama Story Time, for ages 4-8; wear your p.j.s
and bring your favorite stuffed animal to hear new
stories; free; for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 7pm Mon Nov 28.
Preschool Story Time, at 9:30 & 10:45am; stories,
finger plays, and hands-on activities for children ages
3-5 not yet in kindergarten; free; for information and to
register, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com,
9:30am Thu Dec 1.
Messy Mondays for Ages 3-6, featuring a story
and a craft; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm
Mon Dec 5.
PAWD Read to a Dog, kids have an opportunity
to read one-on-one with a service dog from P.A.W.D.
- Pups Assisting with the Disabled; while waiting to
read to a dog, watch a classic dog show like “Lassie”
and “Rin Tin Tin”; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
6pm Thu Dec 8.
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September
Timeless Truths: Stories from “Little House on
the Prairie”, for ages 5 & older; dressed as Laura Ingalls
Wilder, Marie Tschopp will read stories from the “Little
House on the Prairie” books; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 10am Sat
Sep 10.
Percy Jackson Party, book-themed party; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
2pm Sat Sep 24.
October
Llama Llama Book-A-Rama, meet the “Llama,
Llama” book character, hear a story, and make a craft;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6:30pm Thu Oct 20.
Llama Llama Book-A-Rama, meet the “Llama,
Llama” book character, hear a story, and make a craft;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood
Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org,
10:30am Fri Oct 21.
The Pigeon Party, book-themed party; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
2pm Sat Oct 22.
Ghostly Night at the Library, stories and activities
for children ages 4-8, with costumes optional; free; for
information and to register, call 309-524-2480, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue Oct 25.
Children’s Literature Festival, designed for grades
3-6; featuring the 2011 Newbery Award winning author
of “Moon over Manifest” Clare Vanderpool, Titanic
expert Rick Sundin, and Cooper, the horse who inspired
a book; meet and learn from authors and illustrators;
books for sale; free admission; for information, call
563-324-1410, Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org,
8:45am Tue Oct 25.
November
Family READing Program: “Day ‘n’ Night
Reading Takes You Places”, at all Rock Island Public
Libraries; pick up a Family READing Day ‘n’ Night bag
with bookmarks, booklists, stickers and other goodies
for your own family READ-in; bags available at Rock
Island Library locations starting November 14; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, Mon Nov 14.
Thanksgiving Preschool Special, celebrate
Thanksgiving with stories and activities for children
ages 3-5; free; for information and to register, call 309-
524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline,
IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 10am Tue Nov 22.
Llama Llama Party, book-themed party; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
2pm Sat Nov 26.
Ll7£RARY W0RKSH0PS
Poetry/Comic-Strip Workshops for Teens, on
Saturdays; participants use the comic-strip form as a
tool for examining classic poems and unlocking their
own potential as writers, and create their own works
Peoria Civic Center
Sunday, November 13, 1 & 4 p.m.
0
isney Live! Presents Three Classic Fairy Tales is a stage show that finds such favorite Disney
characters as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy acting out the fairy-tale
adventures of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, and Beauty & the Beast. Try match-
ing the following songs to the animated movie in which they were first heard.
Answers: Page 12
A) Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
B) Cinderella
C) Beauty & the Beast
Disney Live! Presents Three Classic Fairy Tales
1) “Some Day My Prince Will Come”
2) “Something There”
3) “Heigh Ho”
4) “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes”
5) “Bibbidi-Bobbidi Boo”
6) “Be Our Guest”
7) “Whistle While You Work”
8) “The Work Song”
9) “The Mob Song”
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that will be published in book form; for information,
e-mail theteam@iywp.org or call 319-804-9979,
Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th St., Coralville, IA,
http://www.iywp.org/?page_id=454, 1pm Sat Sep 10
thru Sat Oct 1.
Teen Writing Group, on the second and fourth
Mondays of the month; teens share their works with
others; free; for information, call 309-524-2473 or e-mail
reference@molinelibrary.org, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.
com, 7pm Mon Sep 12 thru Mon Nov 28.
Sonnet Play, a course in the Pen-in-Hand Mini-
Conference for middle-schoolers, with Ryan Collins;
looking at examples of both classic and contemporary
examples of the sonnet, try your hand at your own
responses and interpretations of sonnets; $20-$25;
for information and to register, call 563-324-1410 or
e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest
Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport,
IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 1:15pm Sat
Oct 8.
S7A0£ PR00UC7l0NS
October
Pinocchio, on Saturdays; a Theatre for Young
Audiences presentation of the classic fairy tale; $8;
for tickets, call 319-622-6194 or 800-35AMANA, Old
Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA, http://
www.oldcreamery.com, 1pm Sat Oct 1 thru Sat Oct
15.
Max & Ruby: Bunny Party, stage version of the
#1-rated Nick Jr. series; $15-$40; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.adlertheatre.com, 6:30pm Thu Oct 6.
Peter Pan, stage version of J.M. Barrie’s fantasy
classic, presented by the high school and the Young
Footliters; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 2pm; Opstad
Auditorium, Iowa City High School, 1900 Morningside
Dr., Iowa City, IA, http://www.youngfootliters.org, Fri
Oct 14 thru Sun Oct 16.
Disney Live!: Phineas & Ferb new stage version of
the animated Disney Channel series at 4 & 7pm; $15.75-
$33.75; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.
com, Fri Oct 21.
The Wizard of Oz, Davenport Junior Theatre’s
musical production of the L. Frank Baum classic; Sat.
1 & 4pm, Sun. 2pm; $5 at the door for ages 3 & up;
for information, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, Sat Oct 22 thru Sun Oct
30.
November & December
Disney Live!: Three Classic Fairy Tales, Mickey,
Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and other Disney characters bring
the timeless fairytale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty
and the Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to
life; at 1 & 4pm; $18-$52; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.peoriaciviccenter.com, Sun Nov 13.
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, full-length
holiday show featuring the beloved children’s-book
character; $10.50-$20; for tickets and information, call
309-786-7733, extension 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse,
1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com,
Fri Nov 25 thru Sat Dec 31.
Raggedy Ann & Andy’s Yuletide Adventure, a
Theatre for Young Audiences presentation; $8; for
tickets, call 319-622-6194 or 800-35AMANA, Old
Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA, http://
www.oldcreamery.com, 1pm Sat Nov 26 thru Sat
Dec 17.
Dakota Jones and the Search for Atlantis,
debuting family musical loosely based on “20,000
Leagues Under the Sea,”written by Aaron Randolph III,
directed by Corinne Johnson; Sat. & Sun. 3pm; $7-$8;
for tickets and information, call 563-333-6251, Galvin
Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.sau.edu/galvin, Sat Dec 3 and Sun Dec 4.
ACTING CLASSES
Curtainbox Theatre
Company: Private Acting
Coaching, private coaching for
Stage, Musical Theatre, and Film
Acting, College Audition Prep,
and Professional Audition Prep;
one-on-one coaching available
to students starting at age
five; for information, contact
Kimberly Furness at 563-322-
8504 or Kim@thecurtainbox.
com, Curtainbox Theatre &
Conservatory, 2850 Eastern
Ave., Suite #200, Davenport, IA,
http://thecurtainbox.com, Thu
Sep 1 thru Sat Dec 31.
Beginning Acting 1: Ages
9-12, Saturdays thru Nov. 12;
with instructor Barb Cady; the
emphasis will be on learning
basic acting tools, stage
movement, voice production,
and character creation; $45;
for information and to register,
call 309-732-7275, Rock Island
Parks & Recreation, 1320 24th
St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rigov.org, 9:30am Sat Sep 10.
Beginning Acting 2: Ages
9-12, Saturdays thru Nov.
12; participants should have
previous acting experience or
have taken beginning Acting
1; $54; for information and to
register, call 309-732-7275,
Rock Island Parks & Recreation,
1320 24th St., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.rigov.org, 11am
Sat Sep 10.
Acting for Ages 10-12,
Mondays thru Nov. 14; learn
basic theatre terminology,
stage directions, improvisation,
vocal technique, and physical
skills; $90; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 5:15pm Mon Sep 12.
Acting for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru Nov. 14;
learn basic theatre terminology, stage directions,
improvisation, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$90; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 4pm Mon Sep 12.
Acting for Ages 7-9, Mondays thru Nov. 14;
learn basic theatre terminology, stage directions,
improvisation, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$90; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 6pm Mon Sep 12.
Advanced Acting for Students, Mondays thru
Nov. 14; for ages 8+; class deepens the imagination
and technique of storytelling, and uses a variety of
tools to develop new skills while reinforcing old ones;
$90; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 7:15pm Mon Sep 12.
Beginning Broadway, Ages 10-12, Mondays
thru Nov. 14; learn what it takes to dance, sing, and
act all at the same time; $100; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 6:30pm Mon Sep 12.
Beginning Broadway, Ages 7-9, Mondays thru
Nov. 14; learn what it takes to dance, sing, and act
all at the same time; $100; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre,
2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 4:15pm Mon Sep 12.
Teen Acting, Mondays thru Nov. 14; get professional
theatrical training, some onstage experience, and
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American Girl Sparkle Party
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he “American Girl” collection is one of the world’s
most popular series of dolls, and the Hauberg Civic
Center will celebrate the toy phenomenon with a party
featuring disco dancing, a craft activity, and a new outfit for
their American Girls to wear home. Try finding a dozen of the
playthings’ names in this word-search puzzle.
Hauberg Civic Center
Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m.
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meet other teens from around the theatre circuit in the
QCA; $90; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 6:45pm Mon Sep 12.
Acting for Ages 10-12, Tuesdays thru Nov. 15;
learn basic theatre terminology, stage directions,
improvisation, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$90; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 5:45pm Tue Sep 13.
Acting for Ages 5-6, Tuesdays thru Nov. 15;
learn basic theatre terminology, stage directions,
improvisation, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$90; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 5:15pm Tue Sep 13.
Acting for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays thru Nov. 15;
learn basic theatre terminology, stage directions,
improvisation, vocal technique, and physical skills;
classes at 4 & 4:30pm; $90; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre,
2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, Tue Sep 13.
Costume Design for Students, Tuesdays thru
Nov. 15; for ages 9+; learn the basics of design
theory, sketching, basic construction techniques,
how to collaborate with a director, and more; $90;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 6:30pm Tue Sep 13.
Theatre Improv, Tuesdays thru Nov. 15; for ages 7-9;
through a collection of games and exercises, students
develop the ability to think quickly and imaginatively;
$90; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 7pm Tue Sep 13.
Acting for Ages 10-12, Wednesdays thru Nov.
16; learn basic theatre terminology, stage directions,
improvisation, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$90; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 7pm Wed Sep 14.
Acting for Ages 5-6, Wednesdays thru Nov. 16;
learn basic theatre terminology, stage directions,
improvisation, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$90; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 6:45pm Wed Sep 14.
Acting for Ages 7-9, Wednesdays thru Nov. 16;
learn basic theatre terminology, stage directions,
improvisation, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$90; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 5:15pm Wed Sep 14.
Beginning Broadway, Ages 5-6, Wednesdays
thru Nov. 16; learn what it takes to dance, sing, and
act all at the same time; $100; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 4:30pm Wed Sep 14.
Creative Theatre Fun, Wednesdays thru Nov. 16;
role-play, mime, imaginary play, basic improvisational
exercises, movement, crafts, and games for ages 3-
4; classes at 4 & 5:45pm; $80; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, Wed Sep 14.
Acting for Ages 10-12, Saturdays thru Nov. 19;
learn basic theatre terminology, stage directions,
improvisation, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$90; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 11:30am Sat Sep 17.
Acting for Ages 5-6, Saturdays thru Nov. 19;
learn basic theatre terminology, stage directions,
improvisation, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$90; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 11am Sat Sep 17.
Acting for Ages 7-9, Saturdays thru Nov. 19;
learn basic theatre terminology, stage directions,
improvisation, vocal technique, and physical skills;
classes at 10:15am & 12:15pm; $90; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, Sat Sep 17.
Creative Theatre Fun, Saturdays thru Nov. 19;
role-play, mime, imaginary play, basic improvisational
exercises, movement, crafts, and games for ages 3-4;
$80; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 10am Sat Sep 17.
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Scrooge, auditions for director Bob Williams’
Dec. 1-4 Quad City Music Guild adaptation of Charles
Dickens’ holiday classic; prepare 32 bars of a song that
best shows off your vocal talents; Christmas carols
are welcome; dress comfortably and be prepared to
move; rehearsals will begin on or around the second
week in October; Fri. 6pm, Sat. 1pm, with callbacks
on September 18; for information, call 309-762-6610,
Quad City Music Guild – Prospect Park Auditorium,
1584 34th Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.qcmusicguild.
com, Fri Sep 16 and Sat Sep 17.
Hip Hop Dance for Ages 7 & Up Thursdays thru
Oct. 6; learn hot moves and develop confidence;
parents can take the class along with their children;
with instructors from Pro Drama; $30; for information,
call 309-732-7275, Hy-Vee Rock Island Club Room,
2930 18th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org,
6:30pm Thu Sep 1.
Ballet I/II, Tuesdays thru Nov. 15; for ages 5+;
students will learn basic dance terminology, clarify
technique, and learn core basics; $70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 6pm Tue Sep 13.
Ballet III/IV, Tuesdays thru Nov. 15; for ages 7+;
for students ready for more complicated technique
and combination work; $70; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 7pm Tue Sep 13.
Budding Ballerinas, Tuesdays thru Nov. 15; ages
3-4 focus on having fun and developing basics;
$65; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 4pm Tue Sep 13.
Jazzin’ Juniors, Tuesdays thru Nov. 15; for ages 3-
4; move and stretch to upbeat music while building
strength and coordination; jazz positions and basic
combinations will be taught; $65; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 5pm Tue Sep 13.
Ballet I/II, Thursdays thru Nov. 17; for ages 6+;
students will learn basic dance terminology, clarify
technique, and build core basics; $70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 10:30am Thu Sep 15.
Ballet III/IV, Thursdays thru Nov. 17; for ages 9+;
for students ready for more complicated technique
and combination work; $95; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 9am Thu Sep 15.
Hip Hop for Ages 11 - 14, Thursdays thru Nov. 17;
high energy, contemporary routines using current
moves and popular music; $70; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 6:30pm Thu Sep 15.
Hip Hop for Ages 8 - 10, Thursdays thru Nov. 17;
high energy, contemporary routines using current
moves and popular music; $70; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 5:30pm Thu Sep 15.
Jazz I-II, Thursdays thru Nov. 17; for ages 5+;
students will learn basic dance terminology, clarify
technique, and learn core basics; $70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 5pm Thu Sep 15.
Jazz III-IV, Thursdays thru Nov. 17; for ages 7+;
for students ready for more complicated technique
and combination work; $70; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 7pm Thu Sep 15.
Li’l Hip-Hop, Thursdays thru Nov. 17; for ages 5-
7; high energy, contemporary routines using current
moves and popular music; $70; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 4:30pm Thu Sep 15.
Tap I-II, Thursdays thru Nov. 17; for ages 5+;
students will learn basic dance terminology, clarify
technique, and learn core basics; $70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 4pm Thu Sep 15.
Tap III-IV, Thursdays thru Nov. 17; for ages 7+;
for students ready for more complicated technique
and combination works; $70; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 6pm Thu Sep 15.
Ballet I/II, Saturdays thru Nov. 19; for ages 5+;
students will learn basic dance terminology, clarify
technique, and learn core basics; $70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 11am Sat Sep 17.
Ballet V, Saturdays thru Nov. 19; for ages 9+; highly
technical steps will be performed and choreography
made more complex; $70; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre,
2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 2pm Sat Sep 17.
Budding Ballerinas, Saturdays thru Nov. 19;
ages 3-4 focus on having fun and developing basics;
$65; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 9am Sat Sep 17.
Davenport Junior Theatre Mainstage Dance
Company, Saturdays thru Nov. 19; focuses on
developing performance pieces that incorporate a
variety of styles; dancers will experience the thrill
and hard work of performing as an ensemble;
$80; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 3pm Sat Sep 17.
Jazz I-II, Saturdays thru Nov. 19; for ages 5+;
students will learn basic dance terminology, clarify
technique, and learn core basics; $70; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 12pm Sat Sep 17.
Jazz V, Saturdays thru Nov. 19; for ages 9+; highly
technical steps will be performed and choreography
made more complex; $70; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre,
2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 1pm Sat Sep 17.
Jazzin’ Juniors, Saturdays thru Nov. 19; for ages
3-4; move and stretch to upbeat music while building
strength and coordination; jazz positions and basic
combinations will be taught; $65; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 10am Sat Sep 17.
Hip Hop Dance for Ages 7 & Up, Thursdays thru
Nov. 10; learn hot moves and develop confidence;
parents can take the class along with their children;
with instructors from Pro Drama; $25; for information,
call 309-732-7275, Hy-Vee Rock Island Club Room,
2930 18th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org,
6:30pm Thu Oct 13.
Night at the Movies, on the first Monday of the
month; enjoy a free movie with family and friends;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.davenportlibrary.com, 6pm Thu Sep 1 thru Thu
Dec 1.
Teen Read Week Movie Night, free movie and
popcorn for ages 12-18; title to be announced; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://
www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm Thu Oct 20.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,
a screening of the animated film in the Friday Movie
Fest series; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 1pm
Fri Nov 4.
Timeless Truths: Stories from
Little House on the Prairie
Moline Public Library
Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m.
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n the presentation “Timeless Truths: Stories
from Little House on the Prairie,” Mary Tschopp
– dressed as Laura Ingalls Wilder – will read
stories from the author’s Little House books to
listeners ages five and older. The Ingalls were a big
clan; try unscrambling the first names of some of the
family members.
1) ARMY
2) AURAL
3) CAGER
4) A CRIER
5) EL BRAT
6) LARCHES
7) REAL COIN
8) SANS A CARD
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EXHIBITS
Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog,
exhibit featuring numerous “paws-on”adventures that
reinforce “Clifford’s Big Ideas” - 10 simple life lessons
children master as they grow; free with museum
admission; ages 3-59 $7, ages 59+ and 1-2 $4, active
military personnel and their spouses and children $4;
for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum,
2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
familymuseum.org, Thu Sep 1 thru Sun Oct 2.
The Spark! Learning Lab, lab utilizing technology
as the focus of the space to engage visitors and
encourage career exploration in the area of Allied
Healthcare; contains SMARTboards, touchscreen
computers, QR codes, and discovery microscopes as
well as authentic medical equipment; touch, try and
experience materials and equipment, and discover
many opportunities available in allied healthcare
fields; free with museum admission; for information,
call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre,
1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA, http://www.putnam.
org, Thu Sep 1 thru Sat Dec 31.
Turtle Travels, walk in turtles’ footprints and
experience life as they know it, play a life-sized board
game where you can come eye-to-eye with live turtles,
check out a turtle cam, and find out how slow and
steady wins the race; free with museum admission;
for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum,
2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
familymuseum.org, Sat Oct 15 thru Sat Dec 31.
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September
Skyscraper Day!, 10am-noon and 1-3pm; make a
big city out of household items such as newspaper,
straws, toothpicks, and marshmallows; free with
museum admission; for information, call 563-344-
4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.familymuseum.org, 10am
Sat Sep 10.
Talk Like a Pirate Day!, 10am-noon and 1-3pm;
make your own Jolly Roger, search for pirate booty,
and learn how to talk like a pirate; free with museum
admission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.familymuseum.org, 10am Sat Sep 17.
National Comic Book Day!, 10am-noon and 1-
3pm; check out the “Toon Ed”exhibit, and try your hand
at writing your own comic strip; free with museum
admission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.familymuseum.org, 10am Sat Sep 24.
October
Oktoberfest!, 10am-noon and 1-3pm; learn the
art of Scherenschnitte (German, Family Museum,
2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
familymuseum.org, 10am Sat Oct 1.
The Wizard of Oz
Davenport Junior Theatre
Saturday, October 22,
through Sunday, October 30
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Frank Baum’s children’s-
book classic The Wonderful
Wizard of Oz was, of course,
1) What is Dorothy’s first line in the
movie?
A) “Did she hurt you, Toto?”
B) “Is she coming, Toto?”
C) “Auntie Em!”
2) What is the first name of Miss
Gulch, who turns into the Wicked
Witch?
A) Alma
B) Elmira
C) Elvira
3) When Glinda asks Dorothy if
she’s a witch, Dorothy replies that
witches are “_______.”
A) Mean and old
B) Old and ugly
C) Ugly and green
4) What is the name of the leader of
the winged monkeys?
A) Dinko
B) Nicky
C) Nikko
5) Who are the guards that
surround the Wicked Witch’s castle?
A) Greenmen
B) Minions
C) Winkies
6) What are the words written
on the side of the Wizard’s hot-air
balloon?
A) State Fair Omaha
B) The Nebraska Flyer
C) Kansas Bound
turned into
a cinematic
classic with
the 1939
movie
starring Judy
Garland. Try your best at some trivia
from the famed Judy Garland film.
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Fire Prevention Day!, 10am-noon and 1-3pm;
climb on board a real fire truck, learn what, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.familymuseum.org, 10am Sat Oct 8.
Space Day!, 10am-noon and 1-3pm; make a rocket,
learn about other planets, and explore the solar system;
free with museum admission; for information, call 563-
344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.familymuseum.org, 10am
Sat Oct 15.
Turtle Mania!, 10am-noon and 1-3pm; explore the
“Turtle Travels” exhibit, learn tales about turtles, and
enjoy turtle races, turtle crafts, turtle treats, and turtle
games; free with museum admission; for information,
call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.familymuseum.
org, 10am Sat Oct 22.
Scarecrow Shenanigans, come in costume and
celebrate the fall season; activities include mini-
pumpkin decorating, hayrides, games, spooky
galleries, make-and-take activities, and more; $8;
for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum,
2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
familymuseum.org, 12pm Sun Oct 23.
Frankenstein Fun!, 10am-noon and 1-3pm; make
your own contraption out of junk including wire,
tin cans, glue, foam, and more; free with museum
admission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.familymuseum.org, 10am Sat Oct 29.
September
Beginning Modeling, led by Holly Bell; a fun,
interactive class for young girls and women interested
in learning how to walk, pose, and have the confidence
of a model; $24; for information, call 309-732-7275,
Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 1300 24th St., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org, 6pm Tue Sep 6.
Mini Finishing School, learn how to set a formal
table, pose, walk, and model, enjoy a luncheon, and
end the day with a mock fashion show; with instructor
Holly Bell; $45; for information, call 309-732-7275,
Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 1300 24th St., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org, 11am Sat Sep 17.
Fun in the Kitchen, dietician Chrissy Mitzel teaches
parents and their children to prepare a tasty and
nutritious meal; $10; for information, call 309-732-
7275, Hy-Vee Rock Island Club Room, 2930 18th Ave,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org, 6pm Tue Sep 20.
‘Tweens in the Kitchen, dietician Chrissy Mitzel
helps ‘tweens prepare two to four nutritious recipes for
dinner; $10; for information, call 309-732-7275, Hy-Vee
Rock Island Club Room, 2930 18th Ave, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.rigov.org, 6pm Wed Sep 21.
Beginning Modeling, led by Holly Bell; a fun,
interactive class for young girls and women interested
in learning how to walk, pose, and have the confidence
of a model; $24; for information, call 309-732-7275,
Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 1300 24th St., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org, 6pm Tue Sep 27.
October
Beginning Modeling, led by Holly Bell; a fun,
interactive class for young girls and women interested
in learning how to walk, pose, and have the confidence
of a model; $24; for information, call 309-732-7275,
Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 1300 24th St., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org, 6pm Tue Oct 18.
Fun in the Kitchen, dietician Chrissy Mitzel teaches
parents and their children to prepare a tasty and
nutritious meal; $10; for information, call 309-732-
7275, Hy-Vee Rock Island Club Room, 2930 18th Ave,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org, 6pm Wed Oct
19.
Mini Finishing School, learn how to set a formal
table, pose, walk, and model, enjoy a luncheon, and
end the day with a mock fashion show; with instructor
Holly Bell; $45; for information, call 309-732-7275,
Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 1300 24th St., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org, 11am Sat Oct 29.
November
Table Etiquette, for ages 8-13; learn proper
etiquette, table-setting, and more in time for the
holidays; kids receive a dinner of tossed salad, herb-
roasted chicken with red potatoes, green beans or
corn, and dessert; $15; for information, call 309-732-
7275, Hy-Vee Rock Island Club Room, 2930 18th Ave,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org, 5:30pm Wed
Nov 9.
Second Saturdays: Wapsi Environmental Center,
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 2pm Sat Nov 12.
Fun in the Kitchen, dietician Chrissy Mitzel teaches
parents and their children to prepare a tasty and
nutritious meal; $10; for information, call 309-732-
7275, Hy-Vee Rock Island Club Room, 2930 18th Ave,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org, 6pm Tue Nov
22.
CLASS£S & £V£N7S
September
Tae Kwon Do for Kids, on Tuesdays and Thursdays;
$60/month, first week free; $10 individual classes by
appointment; for information, contact instructor Dan
Arriola at 773-317-8480 or daniel-arriola@augustana.
edu, The Healing Heart Center, 3481 Utica Ridge Rd.,
Bettendorf, IA, 5pm Thu Sep 1 thru Thu Dec 29.
Intermediate Tumbling, Wednesdays thru Oct. 19;
ages 6-9 learn front and back walkovers, limber, and
Arabian; $52.50; for information, call 309-732-7275,
Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center, 4303 24th St.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org, 5:30pm Wed
Sep 7.
Tiny Tot Tumbling, Wednesdays thru Oct. 19;
ages 3-5 learn beginner somersaults, straddle rolls,
cartwheels, crab walks, log rolls, and more fun
exercises; $52.50; for information, call 309-732-7275,
Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center, 4303 24th St.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org, 5pm Wed Sep 7.
Healthy Families Day, featuring free family
fun with giant inflatables, the Punt, Pass, & Kick
Competition, a zumba dance party, kite-making and
-flying, QC Eagles soccer drills, a family-focused health
fair, and more, Moline Browning Field, 1800 Avenue of
the Cities, Moline, IL, http://www.ActivateQuadCities.
org, 11am Sat Sep 17.
October through December
YogaKids, Thursdays thru Nov. 10, for ages 5-10, in
classroom 4; learn the Sun Salutation and play games
with yoga poses; led by Daina Lewis; bring a yoga mat;
$27; for information, call 309-732-7275, Rock Island
Fitness and Activity Center, 4303 24th St., Rock Island,
IL, http://www.rigov.org, 4:30pm Thu Oct 6.
Zumbatomic, Tuesdays thru Dec. 20; ages 8-12
crank up the music, shake, wiggle, and have fun with
their friends; $18-$28; for information, call 309-732-
7275, Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center, 4303
24th St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org, 4:45pm
Tue Oct 18.
Intermediate Tumbling, Wednesdays thru Dec.
14; ages 6-9 learn front and back walkovers, limber,
and Arabian; $52.50; for information, call 309-732-
7275, Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center, 4303
24th St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org, 5:30pm
Wed Nov 2.
Tiny Tot Tumbling, Wednesdays thru Dec. 14;
ages 3-5 learn beginner somersaults, straddle rolls,
cartwheels, crab walks, log rolls, and more fun
exercises; $52.50; for information, call 309-732-7275,
Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center, 4303 24th St.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org, 5:30pm Wed
Nov 2.
YogaKids, Thursdays thru Dec. 29, for ages 5-10, in
classroom 4; learn the Sun Salutation and play games
with yoga poses; led by Daina Lewis; bring a yoga mat;
$22.50; for information, call 309-732-7275, Rock Island
Fitness and Activity Center, 4303 24th St., Rock Island,
IL, http://www.rigov.org, 4:30pm Thu Dec 1.
W££KLY 0R0UPS
Role Playing Group, on Saturdays; group
comprised mostly of teens plays games such as
Dungeons & Dragons or BattleTech; participants are
invited to join a game already in progress, or bring
your own group to join; free; for information, call 563-
344-4188, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.
com, 1pm Sat Sep 3 thru Sat Dec 3.
KidTV, on Tuesdays; weekly program that lets kids
create and produce their own television show; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.davenportlibrary.com, 4pm Tue Sep 6 thru Tue
Dec 6.
Get Your Game On, on Wednesdays; systems like
the Wii and PS2 are available for teen challenges;
also with a wide selection of board games; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.davenportlibrary.com, 3pm Wed Sep 7 thru
Wed Dec 7.
Wide, Wide World, on Wednesdays; take a tour
to exotic places around the world; elementary-aged
kids will do an activity and listen to music related
to a foreign country, meet new friends, and make
something to take home; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 3:30pm Wed Sep 7 thru Wed
Dec 7.
Anime Club, on Mondays; hang out and watch the
first few episodes of each month’s selected Anime DVD;
free; for information, call 563-344-4188, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 3:30pm Mon Sep
12 thru Mon Nov 21.
M0N7HLY 0R0UPS
Teen Advisory Group, on the first Monday of
the month; teens help determine library programs;
free; for information, call 309-524-2473 or e-mail
reference@molinelibrary.org, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.
com, 3:30pm Thu Sep 1 thru Thu Dec 1.
Video Game Free Play, on the first and fourth
Thursdays of the month; play on the Nintendo Wii
and Xbox 360; free; for information, call 563-344-4188,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com,
3:30pm Thu Sep 1 thru Thu Dec 1.
Teen Advisory Board, on the first and third
Fridays of the month; teens help the library choose
events, activities, and clubs; for information, call 563-
344-4194, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.
com, 3:30pm Fri Sep 2 thru Fri Dec 2.
Chick-fil-A All Pro Dad’s Day, on the first Monday
of the month; fathers and their kids, grades one and
up, meet with other dads and kids and discuss a wide
range of family topics, and are equipped with resources
to strengthen relationships; each participating family
will receive a free Chick-fil-A Breakfast entre; prize
giveaways; for information, call 563-355-1742, Chick-
fil-A at Davenport, 2945 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.allprodad.com/dd/1860, 9am Sat Sep 3
thru Mon Dec 5.
Teen Anime Club, on the first and third Tuesdays
of the month; for those who love manga, Japanese
culture, and drawing; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
5:30pm Tue Sep 6 thru Tue Dec 6.
Nerdposium, on the 2nd Thu. Of the month; talk
about everything from “Star Wars” to YouTube to
“Twilight” to LEGO’s; free; for information, call 563-
344-4188, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.
com, 3:30pm Thu Sep 8 thru Thu Dec 8.
B’Tweens, on the 2nd Tue. of the month; activities for
ages 10-12; for information, call 563-344-4178, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorflibrary.com/youth-services/
btweens, 4pm Tue Sep 13 thru Tue Nov 8.
Teen Volunteer Council, on the 2nd Tue. of the
month; help plan teen events for the library; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.davenportlibrary.com, 5:30pm Tue Sep 13 thru
Tue Nov 8.
Gamer’s Afternoon, on the 3rd Thu. Of the month;
play favorite board and card games, such as Monopoly,
Munchkin, Magic, and Pokemon; if you have a Nintendo
DS and want to battle with Pokemon Pearl, Diamond,
or Platinum, feel free; free; for information, call 563-
344-4188, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.
com, 3:30pm Thu Sep 15 thru Thu Nov 17.
Let’s Go Duplo Club, on the 3rd Thu. Of the month;
for grades pre-K through kindergarten; for information,
call 563-285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave.,
Eldridge, IA, http://www.scottcountylibrary.org, 10am
Thu Sep 15 thru Thu Nov 17.
Kids’ Night Out, on the 3rd Fri. of the month; drop
your kids off and have a few hours to yourself while
we play games, do crafts and activities; facilitated by
certified counselor Katrina Eirinberg; pre-registration
is required the Wed. prior to event; for information
and to register, contact Katrina at 309-236-4299, The
Healing Heart Center, 3481 Utica Ridge Rd., Bettendorf,
IA, 5pm Fri Sep 16 thru Fri Nov 18.
Minecraft & More for Teens, on the 4th Tue. Of the
month; play Minecraft, Runescape, and other online
games as well as traditional table-top games like chess;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 5:30pm Tue Sep
27 thru Tue Nov 22.
RECURRING EVENTS
September
Club for Ages 3-11, free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.rockislandlibrary.org, 4pm Sep 7.
Lego Club for Ages 3-11, free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.
org, 4pm Wed Sep 21.
Lego Club for Ages 3-11, free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 4pm Wed Sep 28.
October
Teen Event Night, play games, make something,
or just hang out; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm Tue Oct 4.
Lego Club for Ages 3-11, free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.rockislandlibrary.org, 4pm Wed Oct 5.
Second Saturdays: National Cookie Month!, free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.davenportlibrary.com, 2pm Sat Oct 8.
Lego Club for Ages 3-11, free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.
org, 4pm Wed Oct 26.
November & December
Lego Club for Ages 3-11, free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 4pm Wed Nov 2.
Teen Event Night, play games, make something,
or just hang out; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm Tue Nov 8.
Lego Club for Ages 3-11, free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://
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www.rockislandlibrary.org, 4pm Wed Nov 9.
Teen Night, free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm Mon Nov 14.
Lego Club for Ages 3-11, free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.
org, 4pm Wed Nov 30.
Teen Event Night, play games, make something,
or just hang out; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm Dec 6.
Teen Night, free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm Tue Dec 6.
Lego Club for Ages 3-11, free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 4pm Wed Dec 7.
SPECIAL EVENTS
September
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus:
Barnum 200, the latest installment of the Greatest
Show on Earth; Thu.-Sat. 7pm, Sat. 11am & 3pm, Sun.
1 & 5pm; $11-$65; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i
wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.
iwirelesscenter.com, 7pm Thu Sep 1 thru Sun Sep 4.
Father Son Camp Out at Chick-fil-A, featuring
two inflatables by Jumpin’ Joeys, mini-golf, basketball,
photos by CCI Studio, and outdoor movie and more;
$10/person; for information, call 563-355-1742, Chick-
fil-A at Davenport, 2945 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.cfadavenport.com, 8pm Fri Sep 9 thru
Sat Sep 10.
Little Conductors Day, kids participate in train
games and activities, meet interesting railroad
characters, hear locomotive stories, view the Botanical
Center’s garden sized railroad run by the Heartland
Central Model Railroad Club, and enjoy dining car
snacks and Dinosaur Train activities from WQPT Quad
Cities PBS; ages 2-12 receive a wooden train whistle
and bandanna; $10 for ages 7 & older; for information
call Beth at 309-794-0991 x 30 or e-mail vs@qcgardens.
com, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com, 1pm Sun Sep
11.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus:
Barnum 200, new edition of The Greatest Show on
Earth fceatures 130 performers from six continents,
almost 100,000 pounds of performing pachyderms,
cowboys, pirates, mermaids, and more; Fri. & Sat.
7pm, Sat. 11am & 3pm, Sun. 1 & 5pm; $15-$67; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriaciviccenter.
com, Fri Sep 23 thru Sun Sep 25.
Family Night: Game Night, play board games
and create your own game to take home; kids will
receive a free Icedream Sundae with the purchase
of a Chick-fil-A; the Cow will be on hand to greet the
kids; for information, call 563-355-1742, Chick-fil-A at
Davenport, 2945 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
cfadavenport.com, 5:30pm Thu Sep 29.
October
Live Bat Program, multi-media bat education
program for all ages presented by Sharon Peterson;
learn how beneficial bats are to us and the world
around us; free; for information and to register, call 309-
524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline,
IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 7pm Tue Oct 4.
Pumpkin Carving and Ice Scream Social, families
can carve a pumpkin, enjoy ice cream, hear ghost
stories, and take part in other activities; free with
museum admission; for information call Beth at 309-
794-0991 x 30 or e-mail vs@qcgardens.com, Quad City
Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.qcgardens.com, 1pm Sun Oct 9.
Children’s Day: Global Gathering - Brazil,
activities for kids in conjunction with the library’s
“Global Gathering” Brazil” program; free; for
information, call 563-344-4178, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://
www.bettendorflibrary.com, 4pm Wed Oct 12.
13th Annual Noogiefest, a free Halloween party
for children and their families; move through different
themed rooms with crafts, games, activities, and fun;
outdoor movie night on the Gilda’s Club lawn following
the party (bring lawn chairs and blankets); costumes
encouraged, children must be accompanied by
parents; free; for information,
call 563-326-7504 or e-mail
anita@gildasclubqc.org, Gilda’s
Club Quad Cities, 1234 E River
Dr., Davenport, IA, http://www.
gildasclubqc.org, 5pm Sat Oct
15.
Monster Mash, enjoy
spooky seasonal activities
such as face painting, drawing
chalk monsters, making edible
bugs and spiders, and more;
free with museum admission;
for information call Beth at
309-794-0991 x 30 or e-mail
vs@qcgardens.com, Quad City
Botanical Center, 2525 4th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.qcgardens.com, 1pm
Sun Oct 16.
Storm Chasers Program,
learn about what they do, the
world of extreme weather,
and how to stay safe; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.rockislandlibrary.
org, Tue Oct 18.
Pirate Picnic, kids participate
in a treasure hunt, receive a pirate
name, get their fortunes told,
and more; free with museum
admission; for information call
Beth at 309-794-0991 x 30 or e-
mail vs@qcgardens.com, Quad
City Botanical Center, 2525
4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.qcgardens.com, 1pm Sun
Oct 23.
Fright Night in the District, annual Halloween party
for kids featuring a children’s costume contest, treasure
hunt, scary stories, make-and-take activities, and more;
free; for information, call 309-788-6311, The District
of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
ridistrict.com/Events/Events.aspx, 5pm Thu Oct 27.
Preschool Halloween Party, at 9:30 & 10:45am;
stories and activities for children ages 3-5; free; for
information and to register, call 309-524-2480, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 9:30am Thu Oct 27.
Halloween Party, kids can enter the costume
contest, get their fortunes told, learn about the history
of Halloween, and more; free with museum admission;
for information call Beth at 309-794-0991 x 30 or e-
mail vs@qcgardens.com, Quad City Botanical Center,
2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.
com, 1pm Sun Oct 30.
November & December
American Girl Sparkle Party & Fashion Show, for
ages 3-10; a ‘70s party for girls and their American Girl
dolls, with disco dancing, a craft activity, and a new
doll outfit; $30; for information, call 309-732-7275,
Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 1300 24th St., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org, 10am Sat Nov 5.
“Twilight: Breaking Dawn” Party, celebrate the
release of the final part of the “Twilight” series; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://
www.rockislandlibrary.org, 5:45pm Thu Nov 17.
Holiday Cookie Decorating Party, decorate two
5-inch cookies with icing, sprinkles, and more; $10;
for information, call 309-732-7275, Hy-Vee Rock Island
Club Room, 2930 18th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rigov.org, 5:30pm Thu Dec 1.
Princess Holiday Party, for ages 2-6; wear a
princess dress to this special party where you’ll be
treated to a manicure, hairdo, light make-up, snacks,
and a goodie bag; $20; for information, call 309-732-
7275, Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 1300 24th St.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rigov.org, 10am Sat Dec 3.
Sunday with Santa, for information, call 563-
263-8282, Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry Ave.,
Muscatine, IA, http://www.muscatineartcenter.org,
1pm Sun Dec 4.
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse
Friday, November 25, through Saturday, December 31
7
he popular grade-school character Junie B. Jones returns to Circa
’21 in the holiday presentation Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman
Smells, two years after the theatre staged the family show Junie B.
Jones & a Little Monkey Business. To date, Junie B. has appeared in more
than two dozen children’s books by author Barbara Park; try filling in
the missing word in the following titles.
1) Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly _____.
A) Bus
B) Bathroom
C) Brother
2) Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop _____.
A) Beauty
B) Nightmare
C) Guy
3) Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome _____.
A) Ricardo
B) Warren
C) Phillip Johnny Bob
4) Junie B. Jones Smells Something _____.
A) Funny
B) Fishy
C) Awful
5) Junie B. Jones & the Yucky Blucky _____.
A) Fruitcake
B) Assignment
C) Hairdo
6) Junie B. Jones Is Not a _____.
A) Child
B) Monster
C) Crook
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
Answers: Page 12
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Theatre
Make Me a Cowboy
Playcrafters Barn Theatre
Friday, September 9, through Sunday, September 18
Y
ee-haw! Gather up, pardners, an’
prepare yerselves fer the rootinest,
tootinest evenin’
o’ Western
music an’ laughs
this side o’ the
Mississippi,
as the gals an’
fellers at that ol’
Playcrafters barn
strap on their spurs an’ take y’all on a ... !
Fine. I’m stopping now.
But it’s a fair bet that plenty of theatre-
goers will find it hard not to slip into
an enthusiastic drawl after attending
the Playcrafters Barn Theatre’s Make
Me a Cowboy, the Western-themed
musical comedy running at the Moline
venue from September 9 through 18. A
musical so new that its cast recording
was released just a few months ago, the
Playcrafters production marks one of the
first presentations of the show to be seen
anywhere in the country, yet it’s being
directed by someone well familiar with its
content: co-author Don Bryant Bailey.
Set in Kansas in the late 1880s, the
musical finds its Jumpin’ J Ranch on
the brink of closure, a victim of the
railroads that are forcing its cowboys out
of the herding business. Yet the ranch’s
owner and his wealthy brother from St.
Louis devise a way to keep the family
afloat – by turning the Jumpin’ J into a
dude ranch, and raising money through
performances of a knee-slappin’, toe-
tappin’ musical revue.
As Make Me a Cowboy takes place
on the first night of that revue, though,
things naturally go haywire. Yet blended
with the comedy of the evening’s mishaps
is the delivery of 15 songs showcasing the
spirit of the West: seven written directly
for the show, and eight traditional
cowboy classics including such ditties as
“By the Silvery Rio Grande,” “Oh, Bury
Me Not,” and “Frog Went a Courtin’.”
(Which, having typed the title, is now
going to be stuck in my head for hours.)
Boasting such familiar area performers
as Mike Schmidt, Tom Naab, Jamie
Bauschka, Nicholas Waldbusser, and
Bryan Woods, Playcrafters’ Make
Me a Cowboy promises Western fun
for audiences of all ages ... an’ I’ll be
madder’n a prairie dog in heat if y’all
don’t rassle up some tickets an’ git
yerselves ... !
Man, once you get going it’s really hard
to stop.
Make Me a Cowboy runs Fridays and
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at
3 p.m., and tickets and information are
available by calling (309)762-0330 or
visiting Playcrafters.com.
Music
Daytrotter’s Barnstormer 5
Tour
Codfish Hollow Barn
Saturday, September 3, 6:30 p.m.
T
he latest band tour hosted by the
area Web site Daytrotter.com –
Barnstormer 5 – climaxes with a September
3 concert held in rural Maquoketa, Iowa,
and like Daytrotter’s four previous tours,
it promises an evening of musicians and
acts you’d never expect to find near a rustic
barn. Consequently, the Rock Island-based
organization is proud to present a Saturday-
night concert featuring White Rabbits
(pictured), and Wildlife, and ... .
Wait a minute. Those sound exactly like
things you’d expect to find near a rustic
barn.
In any event, those ensembles are just
two of the eight acclaimed independent-
music outfits scheduled to play the Codfish
Hollow Barn (located at 3437 288th Avenue
in Maquoketa), in a night of sensational
rock, pop, and folk with a decidedly down-
home flavor. As the last stop on Daytrotter’s
late-summer 2011 tour, the event is sure to
deliver fresh tunes, amidst the fresh air, to
music aficionados of all stripes. But where
do you fall in terms of indie-music fandom?
Let’s find out! In the quiz above, try
matching the artist or artists performing at
Barnstormer 5 with one of the songs they’re
most noted for.
Tickets to the Barnstormer 5 concert are
$20 in advance and $25 at the door, and
more information is available by e-mailing
info@daytrotter.com or visiting Daytrotter.
com. For an interview with Keegan DeWitt,
see page 47.
A n s w e r s : 1 – F , 2 – D , 3 - A , 4 – H , 5 – C , 6 – G , 7 – E , 8 – B . D i d y o u g e t ’ e m a l l r i g h t ? N i c e ! Y o u ’ r e t h e p e r f e c t a u d i e n c e f o r B a r n s t o r m e r 5 ! D i d y o u g e t ’ e m a l l w r o n g ? N i c e ! Y o u ’ r e
t h e p e r f e c t a u d i e n c e f o r B a r n s t o r m e r 5 . . . s o y o u c a n l e a r n a l i t t l e s o m e t h i n g , f o r P e t e ’ s s a k e !
1) Hacienda
2) Hundred Visions
3) Keegan DeWitt
4) Madi Diaz
5) Nona Marie & the Choir
6) Princeton
7) White Rabbits
8) Wildlife
A) “June: Brooklyn, New York”
B) “Sea Dreamer”
C) “Patsy Cline Song”
D) “The Light That Starts the Day”
E) “While We Go Dancing”
F) “Hear Me Crying”
G) “Tokyo, Japan”
H) “Nothing at All”
What’s Happenin’
Music
Gene Ween
Rock Island Brewing Company
Thursday, September 8, 8:30 p.m.
Y
ou know how there are particular bands and performers you listen to
when you’re happy, and others that you listen to when you’re sad, and
others that you listen to when you’re stuck in road-construction traffic and
people are honking their horns and refusing to merge correctly and you
need to hear something soothing before you rip the freakin’ steering wheel
off with your bare hands?!? (Not that, you know, any of us in the Quad
Cities has ever experienced that feeling.)
Well, a genuine musician for all moods will soon be making a special
Quad Cities appearance, as Gene Ween – a.k.a. Aaron Freeman, a.k.a. the
co-originator of the alt-rock group Ween – plays a solo concert at the Rock
Island Brewing Company on September 8.
As the lead vocalist for Ween – and also a noted guitar, percussion, and
mandolin player – Gene certainly knows his way around different musical
genres, with his uncategorizable band’s output delving into such diverse
genres and styles as experimental rock, country, 1960s British pop, neo-
psychedelia, Broadway show tunes, and even sea shanties. And with Ween’s
music heard everywhere from prog-rock festivals to Old Navy commercials
to movies as varied as The X-Files, Dude, Where’s My Car?, and The
SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, it’s clear that Ween, and Gene Ween, offer
at least a little something for everyone. And, I think it’s fair to say, for every
occasion.
When you’re feeling romantic: “I Fell in Love Today,” “Learnin’ to Love,”
and “Stay Forever.”
When you’re feeling melancholy: “Tender Situation,” “She Wanted to
Leave,” and “It’s Gonna Be a Long Night.”
When you have a little cold but know it could be worse: “Demon Sweat,”
“Mononucleosis,” and “Spinal Meningitis Got Me Down.”
And when you’re starving but dieting and only want to think about food:
“Pork Roll, Egg, & Cheese,” “Candi,” and “Bananas & Blow.” Though maybe
only listen to half of that last one.
A set with Chicago Farmer precedes Gene Ween’s Rock Island
performance, and more information on the night is available by calling
(309)793-4060 or visiting RIBCO.com. For an interview with Gene Ween,
see page 8.
Tom Naab and
Jamie Bauschka
River Cities’ Reader • Vol. 18 No. 786 • September 1 - 14, 2011 30
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