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artists Aaron Kamm 2; folk quartet Darlingside
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into
St. Louis reggae
in concert, with information, call 309-793on April
and turn them 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
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for
on March 26;
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a fun and
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using glass beads beads; the
information e-mailcall 309-794-7306,
for Ages 10+,
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Openings & Gallery Events


Scott & Rock Island Counties
March

Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild Best


of Show, members of the Guild will discuss
the exhibition on display in the Figges lobby
March 17-22; these award-winning quilters
will be available afterward for questions
and an informal tour of the quilts on exhibit;
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu Mar 19.
Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be
merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price
when registering online; use code Spring,
Sippis Fine Food and Cocktails, 406 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, VinoGogh.com, 6:30pm Thu
Mar 19.
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed
activities, discussions, tours, refreshments,
and more; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport,
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Mar 19 and
Thu Mar 26.
Grand Reopening: Art on Third, featuring
Regan Hatfields exhibit of art created with fire
Pyromania, plus music by Hatfield and friends,
Art On Third, 114 West 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
7pm Fri Mar 20.
The Artwork of Jon Burns & Centaur
Noir Record Release Party, a collection of
Burns latest works will be on display, with
performances by Burns electro-rocknroll

duo Centaur Noir and guests The Homeless


Romantics & Keeley Filgo; $5-7, The Backroom
Comedy Theater, 1510 N. Harrison St.,
Davenport, IA, BlacklistComedy.com, 7pm Fri
Mar 20.
Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be
merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price when
registering online; use code Spring, Cool Beanz
Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
VinoGogh.com, 6:30pm Sat Mar 21.
Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be
merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price when
registering online; use code Spring, Downtown
Central Perk, 226 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
VinoGogh.com, 1pm Sat Mar 21.
Reception for Young Artists at the Figge:
Bettendorf, held in conjunction with the
exhibit by elementary-school art students; free
with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W
2nd St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
12:30pm Sun Mar 22.
Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be
merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price when
registering online; use code Spring, Corner
Grille, 101 W. Mayne Street, Blue Grass, IA,
VinoGogh.com, 1pm Sun Mar 22.
Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be
merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price when
registering online; use code Spring, Me & Billy
Kitchen & Bar, 200 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
VinoGogh.com, 6:30pm Mon Mar 23.
Panel Discussion for Juvenile in Justice,
for information, call 563-326-7804, Augustana
Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 7pm Tue Mar 24.
Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be

merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price when


registering online; use code Spring, Gansons
Neighborhood Bakery & Cafe, 3055 38th St.,
Rock Island, IL, VinoGogh.com, 6pm Tue Mar
24.
Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be
merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price when
registering online; use code Spring, Jersey
Grille, 5255 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA,
VinoGogh.com, 6:30pm Tue Mar 24.
Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be
merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price when
registering online; use code Spring, Mulligans
Valley Pub, 310 W 1st Ave, Coal Valley, IL,
VinoGogh.com, 6:30pm Tue Mar 24.
Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be
merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price when
registering online; use code Spring, Bent River
Brewing Company - Rock Island, 512 24th St.,
Rock Island, IL, VinoGogh.com, 6:30pm Wed
Mar 25.
Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be
merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price when
registering online; use code Spring, Crane
& Pelican Cafe, 127 S. 2nd St., LeClaire, IA,
VinoGogh.com, 6:30pm Wed Mar 25.
Thursdays at the Figge: PechaKucha Night,
an informal and fun gatherings where creative
people get together and share their ideas,
works, thoughts, or hobbies; this format allows
presenters to show 20 slides for 20 seconds
each; the images advance automatically and
the presenter talks along to the images; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Augustana
Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Mar
26.

Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be


merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price when
registering online; use code Spring, Milan HyVee, 201 W. 10th Ave., Milan, IL, VinoGogh.com,
6pm Fri Mar 27.
Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly event
featuring demonstrations, activities, sales,
and more; for information, call 563-324-0667,
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm Fri
Mar 27.
The Face of God: Lori Granato, for
information, call 563-209-2488 or e-mail
gallery@artonthird.com, Art On Third, 114 West
3rd St., Davenport, IA, ArtOnThird.com, 6pm
Sat Mar 28.
Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be
merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price when
registering online; use code Spring, La Belle
Vie, 205 S. College Ave., Aledo, IL, VinoGogh.
com, 1pm Sat Mar 28.
Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be
merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price when
registering online; use code Spring, Friend
Circle Club, 701 18th Ave, Moline, IL, VinoGogh.
com, 6pm Sun Mar 29.
Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be
merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price when
registering online; use code Spring, Jake Os
Grille, 2900 Blackhawk Rd., Rock Island, IL,
VinoGogh.com, 4pm Sun Mar 29.
Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be
merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price when
registering online; use code Spring, Black
Ram Restaurant, 1407 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
VinoGogh.com, 6:30pm Mon Mar 30.

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VISUAL ARTS

Openings & Gallery Events


Scott & Rock Island Counties
March

Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be


merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price when
registering online; use code Spring, Broken
Saddle, 1417 5th Ave., Moline, IL, VinoGogh.
com, 6:30pm Mon Mar 30.
Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be
merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price when
registering online; use code Spring, The
Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Bar, 111 West 2nd
St., Davenport, IA, VinoGogh.com, 6:30pm Tue
Mar 31.

April
Opening Reception for Danish Modern:
Design for Living, held in conjunction with
the exhibit of influential pieces of post-war
furniture design; 5:30pm Opening Reception,
7pm Exhibition Talk; free with $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport,
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Apr 2.
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed
activities, discussions, tours, refreshments,
and more; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport,
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Apr 2 thru
Thu Apr 30.
Donnie Bobb: Art and Music, for
information, call 563-209-2488 or e-mail
gallery@artonthird.com, Art On Third, 114 West
3rd St., Davenport, IA, ArtOnThird.com, 7pm Fri
Apr 3.
Framed!, meet with a group who discusses
art rather than books; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm
Mon Apr 6.
Reception for Gender: A Printmaking
Portfolio Exchange, an event in the Exploring
Gender series; free; for information, call 563333-6444, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts
Center - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines
St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/Morrissey, 5pm Thu
Apr 9.
Reception for Young Artists at the Figge:
North Scott, held in conjunction with the
exhibit by elementary-school art students; free
with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W
2nd St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
12:30pm Sun Apr 12.
Docent-led Tour for Danish Modern:
Design for Living, on Saturdays and
Sundays; held in conjunction with the exhibit
of influential pieces of post-war furniture
design; free with $4-7 museum admission;
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Sun Apr 12 thru
Sat Apr 25.
38th Annual High School Art Invitational
Reception and Awards Ceremony, the
exhibition features the Quad Cities most
promising young artists with paintings,
drawings, sculptures, ceramics and mixed
media; art students and teachers are eligible
for over $2000 in prizes; 7pm awards
ceremony; for information, e-mail DWMetallo@
quadcityarts.com or call 309-793-1213, Quad
City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL,
QuadCityArts.com, 6:30pm Thu Apr 16.
Black Hawk College Student Art
Exhibition: Reception & Awards
Presentation, for information, contact Zaiga
Thorson at thorsonz@bhc.edu or 309-796-5469,
Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, 6600 34th
Ave, Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 4pm Fri Apr 17.

Reception for Young Artists at the Figge:


Davenport, held in conjunction with the
exhibit by elementary-school art students; free
with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W
2nd St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
12:30pm Sun Apr 19.
Opening Reception for Heart to Art:
Genesis Heart Institute Show, held in
conjunction with the exhibit of visual art,
photography, mixed media, and sculpture
depicting heart health, things close to the
artists heart, or their interpretation of Heart to
Art; for information, call 563-508-4630, Atom
Studio + Gallery, 225 E. 2nd St., Suites 102 &
104, Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm
Fri Apr 24.
Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly event
featuring demonstrations, activities, sales,
and more; for information, call 563-324-0667,
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm Fri Apr
24.
Sandi Kolthoff: Jewelry, for information,
call 563-209-2488 or e-mail gallery@artonthird.
com, Art On Third, 114 West 3rd St., Davenport,
IA, ArtOnThird.com, 2pm Sun Apr 26.
Artist Talk: Senior Honors Exhibit, exhibit
featuring the work of SAU students graduating
with honors in Painting and Drawing, Graduate
Design, and Book Arts degree programs;
for information, call 563-333-6444 or e-mail
catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/catich, 4pm Thu Apr 30.
Gallery Talk for Danish Modern: Design
for Living, held in conjunction with the exhibit
of influential pieces of post-war furniture
design; free with $4-7 museum admission;
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu Apr 30.
Reception: Senior Honors Exhibit, exhibit
featuring the work of SAU students graduating
with honors in Painting and Drawing, Graduate
Design, and Book Arts degree programs;
for information, call 563-333-6444 or e-mail
catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/catich, 5pm Thu Apr 30.

May & June


Reception for Young Artists at the Figge:
Pleasant Valley, held in conjunction with the
exhibit by elementary-school art students; free
with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W
2nd St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
12:30pm Sun May 3.
Framed!, meet with a group who discusses
art rather than books; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm
Mon May 4.
Yuriko Yamaguchi: Interconnected in Art,
Nature, Science, & Technology -- Artists Talk,
held in conjunction with the exhibit of organic,
web-like sculptures from nets of wire and
resin forms cast from dried curls of potatoes,
onion ends, leaves, and seed pods found in
nature; area artists will reflect on Yamguchis
work; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu May 7.
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed
activities, discussions, tours, refreshments,
and more; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport,
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu May 7 thru
Thu Jun 4.
Closing Reception for Heart to Art:
Genesis Heart Institute Show, held in
conjunction with the exhibit of visual art,
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depicting heart health, things close to the
artists heart, or their interpretation of Heart to
Art; for information, call 563-508-4630, Atom
Studio + Gallery, 225 E. 2nd St., Suites 102 &
104, Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm
Sat May 9.
Jaye McGilvrey: Photography, for
information, call 563-209-2488 or e-mail
gallery@artonthird.com, Art On Third, 114 West
3rd St., Davenport, IA, ArtOnThird.com, 7pm
Sat May 9.
Miniatures from the Heart of the Country,
put on by Metro Mini Makers; event featuring a
large exhibit room showing dollhouses, room
boxes, and other scenes in all scales; the sales
room will have over 15 dealers from eight
states with all kinds of scale miniatures perfect
for fairy gardens and miniature scenes; raffle
prizes include a dollhouse and other miniature
scenes with proceeds going to the women and
children of Winnies Place; $5 for adults and
ages 12 & under free; for information, contact
Jo Cohrs at 309-738-9564 or e-mail cohrs33@
juno.com, Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St,
Davenport, IA, 4pm Fri May 15.
Opening Reception: Audrey Brown Randy Richmond, Brown utilizes pastels
to depict local landscapes while Richmond
utilizes photography to capture our natural
resources; for information, e-mail DWMetallo@
quadcityarts.com or call 309-793-1213, Quad
City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL,
QuadCityArts.com, 7pm Fri May 15.
Miniatures from the Heart of the Country,
put on by Metro Mini Makers; event featuring a
large exhibit room showing dollhouses, room
boxes, and other scenes in all scales; the sales
room will have over 15 dealers from eight
states with all kinds of scale miniatures perfect
for fairy gardens and miniature scenes; raffle
prizes include a dollhouse and other miniature
scenes with proceeds going to the women
and children of Winnies Place; with a free kids
workshop from 11am-1pm; $5 for adults and
ages 12 & under free; for information, contact
Jo Cohrs at 309-738-9564 or e-mail cohrs33@
juno.com, Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St,
Davenport, IA, 10am Sat May 16.
Reception for Young Artists at the Figge:
Geneseo, held in conjunction with the exhibit
by elementary-school art students; free with
$4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W
2nd St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
12:30pm Sun May 17.
Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly event
featuring demonstrations, activities, sales,
and more; for information, call 563-324-0667,
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm Fri
May 29.
Framed!, meet with a group who discusses
art rather than books; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm
Mon Jun 1.
Peggy Clydesdale: White Trash Peg,
for information, call 563-209-2488 or e-mail
gallery@artonthird.com, Art On Third, 114 West
3rd St., Davenport, IA, ArtOnThird.com, 7pm
Fri Jun 5.

Outlying Areas

Vino Van Gogh, paint, drink, and be


merry; save $8 off the regular $38 price
when registering online; use code Spring,
Rastrellis Restaurant, 238 Main Ave, Clinton, IA,
VinoGogh.com, 6:30pm Thu Mar 19.
Art Lovers Book Club: Short Nights of the
Shadow Catcher, discussion of the book by
National Book Award winner Timothy Egan;
free; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar
Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, 4pm Thu Mar 19.
Panel Discussion and Book Signing, area

illustrators including Jeni Reeves, Claudia


McGehee, Arthur Geisert, Katherine House
and Gary Kelley will be sharing stories and
anecdotes about childrens book production,
tracing the evolution of a book from concept
to reality, highlighting the multitude of steps
in between; free; for information, call 319-3667503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third
Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, 1pm Sat
Mar 21.
Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism:
Keynote Presentation, by Rabbi Brant
Rosen, AFSC Midwest Regional Director,
held in conjunction with the traveling poster
exhibition that highlights historical boycott
movements from the 1950s to the present; for
information, call 515-369-3672, Des Moines
Social Club, 900 Mulberry St., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesSocialClub.org, 7pm Thu Mar 26.
Art Bites: Discussing Richard Wilt, a free
discussion of Michigan artist Richard Wilts
mid-twentieth century illustrations from the
collection, presented by Associate Curator Kate
Kunau; free; for information, call 319-366-7503,
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, 12:15pm Wed Apr 1.
Art 21: Season 1, Episode 4, join Director
Sean Ulmer as he continues a new program of
screening and discussing the entire six seasons
of Art 21: Art for the 21st Century; free; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, CRMA.org, 6:30pm Thu Apr 9.
Guided Meditation April 2015, Noelle
Holmes of Illuminations Healing Arts Center
will lead you through a guided meditation to
live more from the heart; $10; for information,
call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of
Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.
org, 6pm Thu Apr 9.
Slow Art Day 2015, participants are
encouraged to spend 10 minutes (or more)
looking at individual works; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,
410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org,
10am Sat Apr 11.
Art Stroll for Babies, bring your little one
for a gallery tour specifically geared for babies
12 months and under; $5; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,
410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org,
10:30am Tue Apr 14.
Art Lovers Book Club: Einstein, Picasso,
discuss Arthur J. Millers book; free; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, CRMA.org, 4pm Thu Apr 16.
Opening Reception: Juried Youth Art
Show, exhibit of works by artists less than
20 years of age who lives in the Iowa City
Community School District; for information,
call 319-338-4442, The Chait Galleries
Downtown, 218 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA,
ChaitGalleries.com, 5pm Fri Apr 17.
Under 20 Youth Art Exhibit, for
information, call 319-338-4442, The Chait
Galleries Downtown, 218 E Washington St, Iowa
City, IA, ChaitGalleries.com, 5pm Fri Apr 17.
Stroller Tour, bring your little one for a
gallery tour specifically geared for babies
12 months and under, with a focus on such
themes as animals, faces, colors, and shapes,
all before the museum opens to the public,
so your little one can made as much noise
as he/she wants; $5, free for members; for
information, e-mail ethomas@crma.org or call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,
410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org,
10:30am Tue May 12.
Gallery Walk, for information, call 319-3384442, The Chait Galleries Downtown, 218 E
Washington St, Iowa City, IA, ChaitGalleries.
com, 5pm Fri Jun 5.
Arts Fest Artist Demos, for information, call
319-338-4442, The Chait Galleries Downtown,
218 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA, ChaitGalleries.
com, 10am Sat Jun 6 and Sun Jun 7.

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VISUAL ARTS

Openings & Gallery Events


Outlying Areas
Stroller Tour, bring your little one for a
gallery tour specifically geared for babies
12 months and under, with a focus on such
themes as animals, faces, colors, and shapes,
all before the museum opens to the public,
so your little one can made as much noise
as he/she wants; $5, free for members; for
information, e-mail ethomas@crma.org or call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,
410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org,
10:30am Tue Jun 9.

EXHIBITS & SHOWS


Scott & Rock Island Counties
Currently on Display

David Zahn: The Mystery of Expression,


exhibit of poetic sculptures and drawings by
the Quad Cities artist; free; for information,
e-mail atomstudiogallery@gmail.com, Atom
Studio + Gallery, 225 E. 2nd St., Suites 102 &
104, Davenport, IA, thru Sat Mar 21.
Davenport Community Schools Art
Exhibit: Elementary Schools, the display is set
up near rue21; for information, call 563-3916773, NorthPark Mall, 320 W. Kimberly Rd.,
Davenport, IA, thru Wed Mar 25.
Julia Leonard: Standing in Place, Associate
Professor at the the University of Iowa Center
for the Book creates one-of-a-kind and editioned artist books and binding projects; Mon.-Fri.
9am-5pm; free; for information, call 563-3336444 or e-mail morrissey@sau.edu, Morrissey
Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/Morrissey, thru Fri Mar 27.
Cory Peak, drawing exhibit; for information,
e-mail info@midcoast.org or call 563-424-1210,
MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr,
Moline, IL, Midcoast.org, thru Tue Mar 31.
Quad City Botanical Center Atrium
Sandbox, come to the winter oasis getaway
surrounded by tropical foliage and Koi fish
ponds; Monday - Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday
11am-4pm, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve
10am-2pm; $2-6; for information, call 309-7940991, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCGardens.com, thru Tue
Mar 31.
Micron & Prisma: An Exhibition of
Daytrotter, the first Daytrotter-themed
showing of Johnnie Cluneys art that shapes
the Web site; Tue.-Sat. 11am-1am, Sun. 11am11pm, Mon. 6-11pm; for information, call 309200-0978, Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island,
IL, RozzTox.com, thru Wed Apr 1.
Christine Forni - Dan Johnson, exhibit of
mixed-media works by Forni titled (un)Common
Resemblance, and acrylic paintings and ink
on canvas works by Johnson; Tue.-Fri. 10am5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm; for information, e-mail
DWMetallo@quadcityarts.com or call 309-7931213, Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock
Island, IL, QuadCityArts.com, thru Fri Apr 3.
Robert Turney: 44 Gloves & a Mitten,
exhibit of works photographed using the
wet-plate collodian photographic process;
for information, contact Zaiga Thorson at
thorsonz@bhc.edu or 309-796-5469, Black
Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, thru Fri Apr 10.
Mary Jones: Along the Way, exhibit
of mixed-media work by the Grand View
University professor; Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm; free;
for information, call 563-333-6444 or e-mail
catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/catich, thru Fri Apr 17.
Richard Ross: Juvenile in Justice, exhibit of
more than 50 images and stories of those Ross

has encountered in juvenile-detention facilities;


Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4pm
when classes are in session; free, Augustana
Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, thru Sat Apr 18.
A Legacy for Iowa, the first display of art
from the UIMA, the exhibition explores each
paintings distinctive qualities, revealing each
work as remarkable in its own right, while also
suggesting how the objects and their makers
interrelate to create a tapestry of complex and
fascinating stories; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu.
10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7
museum admission; for information, call 563326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArt.org, thru Sun Apr 26.
Lee Kimball - Diane Naylor - Terry Rathje,
exhibit of pastels by Kimball, mixed media
works by Naylor, and sculpture by Rathje; $1 for
parking; for information, e-mail DWMetallo@
quadcityarts.com or call 309-793-1213,
Quad City Arts at the Airport, Quad City
International Airport, 2200 69th Ave., Moline, IL,
QuadCityArts.com, thru Thu Apr 30.
Lori Miller, fiber exhibit; for information,
e-mail info@midcoast.org or call 563-4241210, Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery, Bucktown
Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport,
IA, Midcoast.org, thru Thu Apr 30.
Tony Seabolt - Bet. f.b. Gusta, acrylic
exhibit, also with pastels by Gusta; for
information, e-mail info@midcoast.org or call
563-424-1210, MidCoast Gallery West, 1629 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Midcoast.org, thru Thu
Apr 30.
Yuriko Yamaguchi: Interconnected in
Art, Nature, Science, & Technology, exhibit
of organic, web-like sculptures from nets of
wire and resin forms cast from dried curls of
potatoes, onion ends, leaves, and seed pods
found in nature; Tuesdays thru Saturdays
10am-5pm, Thursdays 10am-9pm, Sundays
noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission;
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArt.org, thru Sun May 31.
Paul Esparza, paintings and mixed-media
works; Respectibilities, 834 15th Ave., East
Moline, IL, thru Wed Jun 10.

Opening in March & April


Young Artists at the Figge: Bettendorf,
exhibit of works by elementary art students;
Tuesdays thru Saturdays 10am-5pm, Thursdays
10am-9pm, Sundays noon-5pm; free with $4-7
museum admission; for information, call 563326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Mar
21 thru Sun Mar 29.
Danish Modern: Design for Living,
organized by the Museum of Danish America
in Elk Horn, an exhibit of the most influential
pieces of post-war furniture design; Tuesdays
thru Saturdays 10am-5pm, Thursdays 10am9pm, Sundays noon-5pm; free with $4-7
museum admission; for information, call 563326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Mar
28 thru Wed Jun 10.
Pamela Ohnemus, acrylics exhibit; for
information, e-mail info@midcoast.org or call
563-424-1210, MidCoast Centre Station Gallery,
1200 River Dr, Moline, IL, Midcoast.org, Wed
Apr 1 thru Sun May 31.
Gender: A Printmaking Portfolio
Exchange, an exhibit in the Exploring Gender
series; Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm; free; for information,
call 563-333-6444, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin
Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose University, 2101
Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/Morrissey,
Fri Apr 3 thru Fri May 15.
Young Artists at the Figge: North Scott,
exhibit of works by elementary art students;
Tuesdays thru Saturdays 10am-5pm, Thursdays
10am-9pm, Sundays noon-5pm; free with $4-7
museum admission; for information, call 563-

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326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Apr 4
thru Sun Apr 12.
38th Annual High School Art Invitational,
the exhibition features the Quad Cities most
promising young artists with paintings,
drawings, sculptures, ceramics and mixed
media; art students and teachers are eligible
for over $2000 in prizes; Tue.-Fri. 10am-5pm,
Sat. 11am-5pm; for information, e-mail
DWMetallo@quadcityarts.com or call 309-7931213, Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave,
Rock Island, IL, QuadCityArts.com, Fri Apr 10
thru Fri May 8.
Black Hawk College Student Art
Exhibition, for information, contact Zaiga
Thorson at thorsonz@bhc.edu or 309-796-5469,
Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, 6600 34th
Ave, Moline, IL, BHC.edu, Mon Apr 13 thru Fri
May 15.
Young Artists at the Figge: Davenport,
exhibit of works by elementary art students;
Tuesdays thru Saturdays 10am-5pm, Thursdays
10am-9pm, Sundays noon-5pm; free with $4-7
museum admission; for information, call 563326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Apr
18 thru Sun Apr 26.
Senior Honors Exhibit, exhibit featuring the
work of SAU students graduating with honors
in Painting and Drawing, Graduate Design, and
Book Arts degree programs; Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm;
for information, call 563-333-6444 or e-mail
catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/catich, Wed Apr 22 thru Fri May 8.
New Departures: 2015 Senior Studio Art
Student Exhibition, free; for information,
contact Lauren Reid at laurenreid@augustana.
edu or 309-793-7323, Augustana Teaching
Museum of Art, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, Fri Apr 24 thru Tue May 26.
Heart to Art: Genesis Heart Institute
Show, exhibit of visual art, photography,
mixed media, and sculpture depicting heart
health, things close to the artists heart, or their
interpretation of Heart to Art; for information,
call 563-508-4630, Atom Studio + Gallery, 225
E. 2nd St., Suites 102 & 104, Davenport, IA,
BucktownArts.com, Sat Apr 25 thru Sat May 9.

Opening in May & June


Helen S. Flack - Emily Christenson - Jacki
Olson, a collaborative mixed-media show
wherein the works of all three artists relate to
the natural world, its geographical surface,
power and resilience; $1 for parking; for
information, e-mail DWMetallo@quadcityarts.
com or call 309-793-1213, Quad City Arts at the
Airport, Quad City International Airport, 2200
69th Ave., Moline, IL, QuadCityArts.com, Fri
May 1 thru Wed Jun 10.
Karen Blomme, silkscreen and drawing
exhibit; for information, e-mail info@midcoast.
org or call 563-424-1210, MidCoast Gallery
West, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Midcoast.
org, Fri May 1 thru Wed Jun 10.
Young Artists at the Figge: Pleasant
Valley, exhibit of works by elementary art
students; Tuesdays thru Saturdays 10am-5pm,
Thursdays 10am-9pm, Sundays noon-5pm; free
with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W
2nd St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
Sat May 2 thru Sun May 10.
Audrey Brown - Randy Richmond, Brown
utilizes pastels to depict local landscapes
while Richmond utilizes photography to
capture our natural resources; Tue.-Fri. 10am5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm; for information, e-mail
DWMetallo@quadcityarts.com or call 309-7931213, Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave,
Rock Island, IL, QuadCityArts.com, Fri May 15
thru Wed Jun 10.
Young Artists at the Figge: Geneseo,

exhibit of works by elementary art students;


Tuesdays thru Saturdays 10am-5pm, Thursdays
10am-9pm, Sundays noon-5pm; free with $4-7
museum admission; for information, call 563326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat May
16 thru Sun May 24.
11th Annual Edward M. Catich Exhibition,
featuring works by the late Father Catich,
founder of SAUs art department, scholar,
professor, and world-renowned calligrapher,
painter, and stone incisor; Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm;
for information, call 563-333-6444 or e-mail
catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/catich, Wed Jun 3 thru Wed Jun 10.

Outlying Areas

Currently on Display

Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism,


a traveling poster exhibition that highlights
historical boycott movements from the 1950s
to the present; for information, call 515-3693672, Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St.,
Des Moines, IA, DesMoinesSocialClub.org, thru
Fri Mar 27.
Thad Kellstadt: DWELL, exhibit that
employs painting, sculpture, and video to
investigate how perception is informed by
light, color, and imagination; Mon.-Sat. 10am6pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for information, call
319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St
SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, thru Sun
Mar 29.
Tillie Woodward: Small Things, oil exhibit
by the Grinnell artist; Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm,
Sun. noon-4pm; for information, call 319-3641580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, thru Sun Mar 29.
Tom Christison Prints, 14 works in an
exhibit of printmaking techniques, including
lithography, monotype, and screenprint;
Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. noon-4pm;
for information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/
Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
LegionArts.org, thru Sun Mar 29.
Benjamins Buttons: Faces of Intensity,
exhibit of works of portraiture and the emotion,
drama, light and shadow underlying intense,
dramatic, distinctive and inventive imagery;
Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun.
noon-4pm; for information, call 319-338-4442
or e-mail bpchait@aol.com, The Chait Galleries
Downtown, 218 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA,
TheGalleriesDowntown.com, thru Fri Apr 3.
Tom Award: Remnants of Earth, exhibit of
wood panels by the Davenport artist, designer,
and musician; Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am5pm, and Sun. noon-4pm; for information,
call 319-338-4442, The Chait Galleries
Downtown, 218 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA,
TheGalleriesDowntown.com, thru Mon Apr 6.
Images of Americas Heartland, exhibit of
paintings by Tom Christopher; for information,
call 563-652-9925, Maquoketa Art Experience
Studio & Gallery, 124 S. Main St., Maquoketa, IA,
Maquoketa-Art.org, thru Sun Apr 12.
Field, Road, Cloud: Art & Africa,
exploration of this wide-ranging territory
through the framework of contemporary
art and the extensive holdings of African
art in the Des Moines Art Center permanent
collections, many of which will be displayed
for the first time; Tue.-Fri. 11am-4pm, Thu.
11am-9pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm;
for information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines
Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru Sun Apr 19.
Chaos and Collapse, exhibition of works
by Clarke University Art Faculty members,
with sculptures by Jessica Teckemeyer and
pastels by Louise Kames; for information, e-mail
Janice@dbqstudioworks.org or call 563-5649142, Gallery C, 900 Jackson St., Suite 113,
Dubuque, IA, GalleryCM.com, thru Sun Apr 26.

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Drawing on History: Jeni Reeves
Illustrations for Voice of Freedom: A Story
About Frederick Douglass, exhibition traces
the books evolution from concept to reality,
highlighting the many stages in between; Tue.Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am4pm; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar
Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, thru Sun May 3.
Drawn to Illustration: Selections from the
Collection of the Cedar Rapids Museum of
Art, exhibition will include book and magazine
illustration by the likes of Grant Wood, Marvin
Cone, and James Swann; Tue.-Sun. noon4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, CRMA.org, thru Sun May 17.
The ABCs of Childrens Book Illustration:
Selections from the Zerzanek Collection of the
Cedar Rapids Public Library, exhibition features
many works from the Zerzanek Collection of
Original Art of the Cedar Rapids Public Library,
which began when childrens librarian Evelyn
Zerzanek wrote to hundreds of the most beloved
childrens authors and illustrators of her day;
Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am4pm; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar
Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, thru Sun May 17.
The Departure of the Argonaut: Prints
by Francesco Clemente, the double-spread
lithographs comprise one of the most visually
compelling artists books produced during
the second half of the 20th century; Tue.-Fri.
11am-4pm, Thu. 11am-9pm, Sat 10am-4pm,
Sun. noon-4pm; for information, call 515-2774405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave.,
Des Moines, IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru
Sun May 17.
Antique Abstraction, exhibit highlights
works from the museums collections made
within five years of 1915 to celebrate the
aesthetic breakthrough of abstract art; Tue.-Fri.
11am-4pm, Thu. 11am-9pm, Sat 10am-4pm,
Sun. noon-4pm; for information, call 515-2774405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave.,
Des Moines, IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru
Wed Jun 10.
Art in Roman Life, over 50 works, including
coins, glass vessels, ceramic lamps, marble
sculptures, and more; Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu.
noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,
410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org,
thru Wed Jun 10.
Grant Wood: In Focus, culled from the
museums extensive collection of works, this
single-gallery installation serves as a brief
overview of the artistic achievements of this
important American painter; Tue.-Sun. noon4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, CRMA.org, thru Wed Jun 10.
Guardians of Grain: Bamana and Dogon
Door Locks, this exhibition presents the
breadth and depth of Emilia and Mauricio
Lasanskys gift of 54 African door locks; Tue.Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am4pm; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar
Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, thru Wed Jun 10.
Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker,
new takes on the important Iowa City artist;
Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat.
10am-4pm; for information, call 319-366-7503,
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, thru Wed Jun 10.
Single-channel 5: Dance / Kent Monkman
- Dance to Miss Chief, exhibit celebrates the
various ways artists incorporate dance into
their work, from simply celebrating the body
in motion to expressions of complicated
political thought; Tue.-Fri. 11am-4pm, Thu.
11am-9pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm;
for information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines

Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA,


DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru Wed Jun 10.

Opening This Spring


Juried Youth Art Show, exhibit of works by
artists less than 20 years of age who lives in the
Iowa City Community School District; Mon.-Fri.
10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. noon-4pm;
for information, call 319-338-4442, The Chait
Galleries Downtown, 218 E Washington St, Iowa
City, IA, ChaitGalleries.com, Fri Apr 17 thru Fri
May 15.
Fiber: Sculpture 1960 - Present, Tue.-Fri.
11am-4pm, Thu. 11am-9pm, Sat 10am-4pm,
Sun. noon-4pm; for information, call 515-2774405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave.,
Des Moines, IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, Fri
May 8 thru Wed Jun 10.
Midwest Summer: Light and Warmth,
an exhibition of Iowan artists addressing the
experience of summer in the Midwest; Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday noon-4pm;
Thursday noon-8pm; Sat. 10am-4pm; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, CRMA.org, Sat Jun 6 thru Wed Jun 10.
Living Proof Exhibit, annual exhibition
of works by cancer survivors within a
150-mile radius of the Quad Cities, Peoria
Public Library, 107 NE Monroe St., Peoria, IL,
LivingProofExhibit.org, Mon Jun 8 thru Wed
Jun 10.

CLASSES
Scott & Rock Island Counties
March & April

Creation Studio Drop-in: Spring Cleaning


-- DIY Cleaning Products, learn to make your
own household cleaners; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Mon Mar 23.
Pinterest Party: Make a Greeting Card,
monthly craft-making party involving ideas
found on the Pinterest social media site; free;
for information, call 309-732-7369, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu
Mar 26.
Creation Studio Drop-in: Magnets, make
magnets using magazines, scrap paper, and
more; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 5pm Wed Apr 1.
Creation Studio Drop-in: Dying Eggs with
Silk Ties, celebrate spring with this egg-dyeing
technique using recycled mens silk ties, led by
Anne Brown of The Adventure Orange; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Thu Apr 2.
Creation Studio Drop-in: Blackout Poetry,
using a permanent marker, attendees will strike
certain text of a newspaper r book to create a
new message or poem; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Mon Apr 6.
Creation Studio Drop-in: 3D Drawings,
learn how to trick the eye into seeing a threedimensional picture on a two-dimensional
plane; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 3pm Mon Apr 13.
Creation Studio Drop-in: Blackout Poetry,
using a permanent marker, attendees will strike
certain text of a newspaper or book to create
a new message or poem; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 5pm Wed Apr 22.

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VISUAL ARTS
CLASSES

Scott & Rock Island Counties


March & April

Pinterest Party: Make a Recycled Book


Craft, monthly craft-making party involving
ideas found on the Pinterest social media site;
free; for information, call 309-732-7369, Rock
Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm
Thu Apr 30.

May
Creation Studio Drop-in: Folded Page
Book Art, learn how to fold the pages of a
book to spell read; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Thu May 7.
Creation Studio Drop-in: Polaroid-Style
Coasters, free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 5pm Wed May 13.
Creation Studio Drop-in: Refrigerator
Magnets, make magnets using magazines,
scrapbook paper, and more; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm
Mon May 18.
Creation Studio Drop-in: Cassette Tape
Pencil Box, re-porpose old cassette tapes
and turn them into pencil boxes; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 5pm
Thu May 28.
Pinterest Party: Make a Flower Pot Craft,
monthly craft-making party involving ideas
found on the Pinterest social media site; free;
for information, call 309-732-7369, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu
May 28.

Outlying Areas

Shape Shifter Components, with instructor


Karen Kubby; learn to use two-hole tile beads
and two-hole lentil beads with peyote stitch to
make three different components that can be
mixed and matched and/or sewn together; $75;
for information and to register, call 319-3381566, Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St,
Iowa City, IA, BeadologyIowa.com, 10am Sat
Mar 21.
Eyeglass Holder, with instructor Karen
Kubby; learn how to use flexwire and crimp
beads by making an eyeglass holder; design
your piece with seed beads and Czech
pressed glass pieces; $55; for information
and to register, call 319-338-1566, Beadology
Iowa, 220 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA,
BeadologyIowa.com, 1pm Thu Mar 26.
Make Three Pairs of Earrings: Intro to
Wirework, with instructor Karen Kubby; two
wirework skills will be practiced and used to
make three pairs of earrings; the first skill is
making a closed wrapped loop that allows you
to make earrings and pendants; the second
skill is making a closed wrapped loop inside of
a closed loop, allowing you to attach dangles
to chains; you will make earrings from glass,
stone, pearls, and Swarovski crystals; $55; for
information and to register, call 319-338-1566,
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St, Iowa
City, IA, BeadologyIowa.com, 1pm Sat Mar 28.
Make Two Bracelets: Intro to Stringing,
with instructor Cheryl Weatherford; you
will make two bracelets using two different
stringing materials; one bracelet will be made

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Music and Movies


The Redstone Room
March through May

avenports Redstone Room has a


plethora of amazing events lined up in
its springtime schedule, but Im sorry to tell
Shook Twins April 16
you that youre already late for the March 20
concert with musical legend and Rock & Roll
Hall of Famer Leon Russell, whose long-awaited area appearance featured an
opening set by area music maestro Ellis Kell. Wait, whats that? Youre not late?
Youre reading this hot off the presses in advance of this Friday night? Well ...
never mind then! Be sure to catch that Leon Russell concert! You see what all
those Reader latecomers miss out on?! If, however, you yourself are one of those
latecomers, allow to to say (a) sorry for the joke, nothing personal, and (b) there
are still loads of upcoming Redstone Room events to get psyched about! Arizonabased rockers Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers take the River Music Experiences
main stage on March 25, while roots rockers The Bros. Landreth trek all the way
from Canada for their May 22 Redstone Room engagement. Beating both acts for
longest distance traveled, however, are the musicians of Jakubi, who are playing
May 20s Summer Camp Music Festival Pre-Party, and schlepping all the way
from Melbourne, Australia to do it. (Another Australian, the singer/songwriter
Harper, also hits the Redstone Room on April 4, but as hes currently residing in
Michigan, its a much shorter commute.) Among talents based closer to home, the
bluegrass rockers of Galesburgs Frank F. Sydneys Western Bandit Volunteers
perform their CD-release show on March 28, the Colorado-based funk-fusion
outfit Euforquestra (which started in Iowa City) arrives on April 30, Iowa Citys
Steely Dan tribute act The Fez lands on May 30, and the Quad Cities own blues
sensations The Candymakers headline a high-energy evening on April 24. And
so very many more springtime visitors: the Vermont-based DuPont Brothers
on March 26; St. Louis reggae artists Aaron Kamm & the One Drops on March
27; pop singer/songwriter Daphne Willis on April 2; folk quartet Darlingside
on April 3; pop/folk legend Mason Jennings, making a welcome area return on
April 10; the genre-defying Galactic Cowboy Orchestra on April 11; the indiepop siblings of Shook Twins on April 16; the indie-rock sextet Kopecky on April
17; chart-topping alt-country artist Todd Snider on April 22; the jazzy Chicago
band Family Groove Company on April 25; folk legend Chicago Farmer with
his 998th(!) show on May 1; a CD-release party with folk rockers The Ballroom
Thieves on May 9 ... . All this Redstone Room entertainment plus screenings of
musically themed films in the Redstone Reels series, with the documentaries
Thunder Soul and Sound City on March 24, the concert film Umphrey McGees
Live on April 24, and the cult comedy Empire Records on April 8. You know
that latter title has its musical bona fides, because it features Liv Tyler, Renee
Zellweger, and Maxwell Caulfield a.k.a. the daughter of Aerosmiths frontman,
the female lead in Chicago, and the male lead in Grease 2. (Stop giggling. Cool
Rider and Reproduction are insanely catchy.) For more information on the
Redstone Rooms springtime lineup, visit RiverMusicExperience.org. Mike
Schulz
strung on nylon using glass beads from the
Czech Republic and sterling silver beads; the
second bracelet will be strung on flexible wire
and made with handmade glass and Swarovski
crystals; you will learn how to use crimp beads
to finish this bracelet; $55; for information
and to register, call 319-338-1566, Beadology
Iowa, 220 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA,
BeadologyIowa.com, 10am Sat Mar 28.
Selfie Series: Fashion Forward, for ages
13+; express your selfie self by tracing style
that represents who you are, or who you wish
to become; $25; for information and to register,
e-mail ethomas@crma.org or call 319-366-7503,
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, 5:30pm Thu Apr 2.
Selfie Series: Fashion Forward, for ages
7-12; express your selfie self by tracing style
that represents who you are, or who you wish
to become; $25; for information and to register,
e-mail ethomas@crma.org or call 319-366-7503,

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE,


Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, 1:30pm Sat Apr 4.
Zentangle Class for Ages 10+, a fun and
simple way to create beautiful images by
drawing structured patterns while entering into
a relaxed and focused meditative state; $35; for
information and to register, e-mail ethomas@
crma.org or call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, CRMA.org, 12:30pm Sat May 16.

CALLS FOR ENTRY

Call for Entry: Heart to Art: Genesis


Heart Institute Show, seeking visual art,
photography, mixed media, and sculpture
depicting heart health, things close to your
heart, or your interpretation of Heart to Art;
submit one digital image per submission
via email or on CD/DVD; images should be
presented in JPEG format with image size

set to 300 dpi resolution, 4x 6 image size,


approximately; please include an Artists
Statement; $20 entry fee; for information and
to submit, e-mail mfaheartart@gmail.com,
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com, Thu Mar 19
and Fri Mar 20.
Call for Entry: Under 20 Youth Art
Exhibition 2015, seeking submissions for the
Juried Youth Art Show, opening Apr. 17, for any
young artist less than 20 years of age who lives
in the Iowa City Community School District;
for information, call 319-338-4442, The Chait
Galleries Downtown, 218 E Washington St, Iowa
City, IA, ChaitGalleries.com, Thu Mar 19 and
Fri Mar 20.

MUSIC
CONCERTS

Scott & Rock Island Counties


March

Little Big Town, chart-topping country


artists in their Pain Kill Tour; $33-43; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Thu
Mar 19.
Arianna String Quartet, guest artists in
concert; free; for information e-mail Lauren
Reid at laurenreid@augustana.edu or call 309794-7306, Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College,
3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/
arts, 8pm Fri Mar 20.
Leon Russell, concert with the legendary
musician and member of the Rock & Roll Hall
of Fame, with an opening set by Ellis Kell;
$43-48.25; for information and tickets, call
563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
7:30pm Fri Mar 20.
Cemetery Gatez, Pantera tribute musicians
in concert, with an opening set by Sons of
S.A.M.M.; $10; for information, call 309-7934060, RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
RIBCO.com, 8pm Fri Mar 20.
American Heroes: Songs and Stories,
presented by radio host Roald Tweet and
folk singer Chris Dunn; or admission please
bring new warm outfits, new blanket sleepers,
diapers sized newborn and one, and/or other
new layette items, or bring a suggested
donation of $10, which will purchase layette
items; for contact Joe Dockery-Jackson at
309-738-0471 or joejdock@gmail.com, First
Lutheran Church - Rock Island, 1600 20th St.,
Rock Island, IL, 1pm Sat Mar 21.
Double D & the Sensations, classic rock
& roll music sponsored by U.S. Inland Marine,
Inc.; 6:30pm doors, 7pm dance lessons, 7:3011pm live music and dancing; food available
for purchase; $10 includes dance lesson; for
information, e-mail riverdancehall@gmail.
com, Col Ballroom, 1012 W. 4th St., Davenport,
IA, Facebook.com/pages/River-DanceHall/223701927795722, 7pm Sat Mar 21.
General Student Recital, free; for
information e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm
Sat Mar 21.
Match 65 Party: Jason Carl & the Whole
Damn Band - The Mercury Brothers - The
Curtis Hawkins Band, concert party to
celebrate the 65th Birthday of RME Member
Rusty Unterzuber, with Rusty matching 65 cents
for every dollar donated; $8; for information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 7:30pm Sat Mar 21.
The Spinners, concert with the soul-music
vocal group; for information, call 800-724-5825,

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Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center,
2021 State St., Bettendorf, IA, Bettendorf.
isleofcapricasinos.com, 7:30pm Sat Mar 21.
Vocal Ensembles, featuring music by the
University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Bee
Sharp, and STAMJOJA Vocal Jazz; free; for
information, call 563-333-6001, Galvin Fine
Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu, 7:30pm Sat Mar 21.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 4pm
Sat Mar 21.
27th Annual Annual Charles B. DCamp
Young Performers Solo Competition, held
in Madsen Hall, St. Ambrose University, 518 W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA, QCWindEnsemble.
org/solo-competition, Sun Mar 22.
An Afternoon with the Augustana Choir,
a sneak peak of the tour, with coffee and
dessert served; $5-15; for information and
tickets, call 309-794-7306, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island,
IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 2pm Sun Mar 22.
Faculty Recital: Deborah Dakin, Viola,
free; for information, e-mail Lauren Reid at
laurenreid@augustana.edu or call 309-7947306, Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College,
3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/
arts, 4pm Sun Mar 22.
Happy 300th! Recital, an intimate
chamber recital featuring Milwaukee
Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank
Almond, and Marian Lee, SAU assistant
professor of piano, in celebration of the
300th birthday of the famous 1715 Lipinski
Stradivarius violin played by Almond; $2-10;
for information, call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine
Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu, 7:30pm Mon Mar 23.
Brit Floyd, tribute musicians celebrate five
decades of Pink Floyd; $35.50-39.50; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd
St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Tue
Mar 24.
Faculty Woodwind Quintet Recital,
free; for information, e-mail Lauren Reid at
laurenreid@augustana.edu or call 309-7947306, Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College,
3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/
arts, 8pm Tue Mar 24.
Lenten Concert Series, featuring Edgar
Crocket, trumpet, and David Holcomb, piano;
for information, call 309-788-9384, Two Rivers
United Methodist Church, 1820 5th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, TwoRiversUMC.org, 12:15pm Wed
Mar 25.
Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, concert
with the Spanish-infused roots rockers, with
an opening set by Miles Nielsen & the Rusted
Hearts; $17-20; for tickets and information, call
563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
7:30pm Wed Mar 25.
Gospel Fest, the St. Ambrose Multicultural
Affairs Community Action student group will
host its sixth annual Gospel Fest featuring
local choirs and gospel artist Drew Chambers
from the BET show Sunday Best; free; for
information, call Ramona Amos at 563-3336023 or email interculturallife@sau.edu, Christ
the King Chapel - St. Ambrose University, 518
W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7pm Thu
Mar 26.
The DuPont Brothers, folk-Americana
musicians perform the RME Member
Appreciation Show, with an opening set
by Dan Tedesco; $6.50-7, or free for RME
members; for information, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport,
IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 7pm Thu Mar
26.
Brown Bag Lunch: Lojo Russo, concert
with the local singer/songwriter; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf

Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,


Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 12pm
Fri Mar 27.
Pam and Mel Tillis, father-and-daughter
country superstars in concert; $27-47; for
tickets and information, call 877-677-3456,
Riverside Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway
22, Riverside, IA, RiversideCasinoAndResort.
com, 8pm Fri Mar 27.
Aaron Kamm & The One Drops, rock,
reggae, and blues musicians in concert,
with an opening set by Rude Punch; $8.509; for information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Fri Mar 27.
Bucktown Revue, a celebration of
Mississippi River Valley folk music and culture
through a combination of music, storytelling,
poetry and humor; with emcee Scott Tunnicliff
and special guests; $12 at the door; for
information and to reserve, e-mail mgromkey@
gmail.com or call Mike Romkey at 563-9400508, Nighswander Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport, IA, BucktownRevue.com, 7pm Fri
Mar 27.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 4pm
Sat Mar 28.
Strolling Down Broadway, the Davenport
Chordbuster Barbershop Chorus revives
some of Broadways finest show tunes its 59th
annual show production, with performances
by Premium Blend, 2013 Central States
District quartet champions, the Bend of the
River Chorus, and Rock Island High Schools
a cappella choir, Bettendorf High School
Performing Arts Center, 3333 18th St.,
Bettendorf, IA, TheChordbusters.com, 7pm Sat
Mar 28.
Frank F. Sydneys Western Bandit
Volunteers, bluegrass, rock, and jam musicians
in concert, with opening sets by Dirty River
Ramblers and Earth Ascending; $8.50-9; for
tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Sat Mar 28.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm
Sat Mar 28.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Signature
Series 3: The Joy of Sextets, featuring a
repertoire performed by violinists Naha
Greenholtz, Dawn Marino-Ohmes, Deborah
Dakin, and Nick Munagian, and cellists Hannah
Holman and Mark Russell Smith; for tickets and
information, call 563-322-7276, Wallenberg
Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCSymphony.com, 3pm Sun Mar 29.
Voice Seminar, free; for information, e-mail
Lauren Reid at laurenreid@augustana.edu or
call 309-794-7306, Denkmann Memorial Hall Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island,
IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 10:45am Tue Mar 31.

April
Lenten Concert Series, featuring Stephen
A. Steely, organ; for information, call 309-7889384, Two Rivers United Methodist Church,
1820 5th Ave., Rock Island, IL, TwoRiversUMC.
org, 12:15pm Wed Apr 1.
Patricia Silva, bass player in a faculty recital;
free; for information, e-mail Lauren Reid at
laurenreid@augustana.edu or call 309-7947306, Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana
College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Wed Apr 1.
The Sing-Off Live!, a cappella concert with
fan favorite groups VoicePlay (season 4) and
Street Corner Symphony (season 2), plus the
winner of this years The Sing-Off television

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special on December 17; $39.50-49.50; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136
E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com,
7:30pm Wed Apr 1.
Daphne Willis, alternative-country,
rock, and folk musician in concert, with an
opening set by Gina Venier; $9.50-10; for
information and tickets, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Thu Apr 2.
ZZ Top, concert with the chart-topping
musicians and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers; $5575; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre,
136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com,
7:30pm Thu Apr 2.
43rd Natty Scratch Reunion, original band
members Chris Noth, Tommy Langford, Rick
Stoneking, D.L. Blackman, Steve Cooley, and
Richie Reeves will join in the celebration; for
information, call 563-386-1900, The Rusty Nail,
2606 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, 8:30pm Fri
Apr 3.
Darlingside, indie-folk musicians in concert,
with an opening set by Tall Heights; $9.50-10;
for information and tickets, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport,
IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8:30pm Fri Apr 3.
Ricky Nelson Remembered, tribute concert
to the pop star with Matthew and Gunnar
Nelson; for information, call 800-724-5825,
Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center,
2021 State St., Bettendorf, IA, Bettendorf.
isleofcapricasinos.com, 7:30pm Fri Apr 3.
43rd Natty Scratch Reunion, original band
members Chris Noth, Tommy Langford, Rick
Stoneking, D.L. Blackman, Steve Cooley, and
Richie Reeves will join in the celebration; for
information, call 563-355-3938, The Main Event,
Bettendorf, IA, 8:30pm Sat Apr 4.
Harper & Midwest Kind, Australian singer/
songwriter Peter D. Harper and his ensemble in
concert, with an opening set by Dan Hubbard;
$12-15; for tickets and information, call 563326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm
Sat Apr 4.
Nnenna Freelon, in Building 4, Room 115;
concert with the jazz vocalist, six-time Grammy
Award nominee, and Quad City Arts Visiting
Artist; free; for information, call 309-796-5051,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600
34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 11am Wed Apr
8.
Weedeater, concert with the stoner-metal
musicians, with opening sets by King Parrot
and Crater; $12; for information, call 309-7934060, RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
RIBCO.com, 8pm Thu Apr 9.
Des Moines Metro Opera: Cinderella, a
comic opera performed in English; $10-28; for
tickets and information, call 563-659-3811,
Central Performing Arts Center, 519 E. 11th St.,
DeWitt, IA, CentralPerformingArtsCenter.org,
7pm Fri Apr 10.
Mason Jennings, concert with the popfolk singer-songwriter; $27.50-32.50; for
information and tickets, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7pm Fri Apr 10.
The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and
his 13 piece big band will be playing all your
favorites from the Big Band era; featuring hits
from Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie,
Henry Mancini, and Stan Kenton; 5pm doors,
6pm show; $13-16; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-7733, extension 2, The Circa
21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 6pm Fri Apr 10.
Galactic Cowboy Orchestra - Milltown,
jazz, classical, bluegrass, and southern-rock
musicians in concert; $9.50-10; for information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 8pm Sat Apr 11.

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MUSIC
CONCERTS

Scott & Rock Island Counties


April

Quad City Symphony Orchestra


Masterworks VI: Peace and Brotherhood Ode
to Joy, Mark Russell Smiths conducts a world
premiere by James Stephenson, Schoenbergs
Friede auf Erden, and Beethovens Symphony
No. 9, with guests from Quad City Choral
Arts and the Handel Oratorio Society under
the direction of Mark Hurty; $15.35-66.35; for
tickets and information, call 563-322-7276,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
QCSymphony.com, 8pm Sat Apr 11.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Masterworks VI: Peace and Brotherhood Ode
to Joy, Mark Russell Smiths conducts a world
premiere by James Stephenson, Schoenbergs
Friede auf Erden, and Beethovens Symphony
No. 9, with guests from Quad City Choral Arts
and the Handel Oratorio Society under the
direction of Mark Hurty; $13.50-39.50; for tickets
and information, call 563-322-7276, Centennial
Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCSymphony.com, 2pm Sun Apr 12.
St. Ambrose University Student Honors
Recital, featuring the Symphonic Band, Jazz
Band, and St. Ambrose Community Symphony
Orchestra; for information, call 563-333-6251,
St. Ambrose University Madsen Hall, Galvin Fine
Arts Center - 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/galvin, 3pm Sun Apr 12.
Abraham Lincoln in Song, performing
on six-string and bottleneck slide guitars
and harmonica, Chris Vallillo weaves original,
contemporary and traditional songs and
narratives into a compelling and entertaining
performance commemorating the 150th
anniversary of the Presidents death; free; for
information, call 309-743-2701, Butterworth
Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL,
ButterworthCenter.com, 7pm Tue Apr 14.
Faculty Recital, free; for information,
e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@augustana.
edu or call 309-794-7306, Wallenberg Hall,
Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island,
IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Tue Apr 14.
Tikkun, faculty recital; free; for information,
e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@augustana.
edu or call 309-794-7306, Denkmann Memorial
Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Tue Apr 14.
Liz Longley, pop and adult-contemporary
singer on her album-release tour, with an
opening set by Brian Wright; $12-15; for tickets
and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Wed Apr 15.
Shook Twins, indie-folk and pop musicians
and siblings in concert, with opening sets
by Barstool Boogaloo and Victory & Penny;
$11.50-12; for tickets and information, call 563326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm
Thu Apr 16.
Casual Classics Concert 5: Nathan Windt,
Voice, and Marian Lee, Piano, a guided tour
of great music in an intimate setting; with
refreshments and Q&A with the musicians; for
information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-3336001, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/galvin, 5pm Fri Apr 17.
Nnenna Freelon, concert with the Grammynominated jazz vocalist and Quad City Arts
Visiting Artist; free; for information, call 309743-2701, Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817
11th Ave., Moline, IL, ButterwrothCenter.com,
3pm Fri Apr 17.
Bucktown Revue, a celebration of
Mississippi River Valley folk music and culture
through a combination of music, storytelling,
poetry and humor; with emcee Scott Tunnicliff

and special guests; $12 at the door; for


information and to reserve, e-mail mgromkey@
gmail.com or call Mike Romkey at 563-9400508, Nighswander Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport, IA, BucktownRevue.com, 7pm Fri
Apr 17.
Kopecky, indie rockers in concert; $11.50-14;
for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport,
IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Fri Apr 17.
Bettendorf High School, jazz vocalist
performs in Quad City Arts Visiting Artists
series; donations encouraged; for information,
call 563-326-1333, Bettendorf High School,
3333 18th St., Bettendorf, IA, QuadCityArts.
com, 7pm Sat Apr 18.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm
Sat Apr 18.
Coupe de Ville, classic rock & roll music
sponsored by U.S. Inland Marine, Inc.; 6:30pm
doors, 7pm dance lessons, 7:30-11pm live
music and dancing; food available for purchase;
$10 includes dance lesson; for information,
e-mail riverdancehall@gmail.com, Col Ballroom,
1012 W. 4th St., Davenport, IA, Facebook.com/
pages/River-Dance-Hall/223701927795722,
7pm Sat Apr 18.
Nnenna Freelon, jazz vocalist and Quad
City Arts Visiting Artist in concert, Genesis
Heart Institute, 1236 East Rusholme Street,
Davenport, IA, QuadCityArts.com, Sat Apr 18.
Nnenna Freelon, jazz vocalist performs
in the Quad City Arts Visiting Artists series;
donations encouraged; for information, call
309-793-1213, Bettendorf High School, 3333
18th St., Bettendorf, IA, QuadCityArts.com, 7pm
Sat Apr 18.
Ascension Singers, free; for information,
e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@augustana.
edu or call 309-794-7306, Ascension Chapel,
Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island,
IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 7:30pm Sun Apr 19.
Augustana Chamber Singers Spring
Concert, free; for information, e-mail Lauren
Reid at laurenreid@augustana.edu or call
309-794-7306, Denkmann Memorial Hall Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island,
IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 2pm Sun Apr 19.
Nova Singers: Lullabies and Folk Songs,
Laura Lane directs the professional vocal
ensemble, with Erin Freund on harp; $10-15,
free for students; for information and tickets,
call 309-341-7038 or e-mail nova@knox.edu, St.
Paul Lutheran Church - Davenport, 2136 Brady
St., Davenport, IA, NovaSingers.com, 4pm Sun
Apr 19.
Third Sunday Jazz, Polyrhythms presents
a 3pm, jazz workshop ($5 adults, free of
rkids) and a 6pm concert ($10-15); for tickets
and information, call 309 373-0790 or visit
Polyrhythms.org, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, Sun Apr 19.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm
Tue Apr 21.
An Evening with Todd Snider - Rorey
Carroll, Americana, alt-country, and folk
musician in concert, with an opening set
by Rorey Carroll; $22-25; for information
and tickets, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Wed Apr 22.
Dream Lover: A Salute to Bobby Darin,
concert of Darin favorites with national touring
and recording artist Robert Shaw; Thursday:
6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm show, $52.50; Friday:
noon-12:45pm plated lunch, 1:15pm show;
$46.50; for tickets and information, call 309-7867733 extension 2, Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse,

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1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com,
7:15pm Thu Apr 23 and Fri Apr 24.
Brown Bag Lunch: Buddy Olson, concert
with the local singer/guitarist; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 12pm
Fri Apr 24.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm
Fri Apr 24.
The Candymakers, blues, funk, and soul
musicians in concert, with opening sets by
Dead Larry and The Maytags; $9.50-10; for
information and tickets, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Fri Apr 24.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 4pm
Sat Apr 25.
Augustana Percussion Ensemble Concert,
free; for information, e-mail Lauren Reid at
laurenreid@augustana.edu or call 309-7947306, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts - Augustana
College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/arts, 7:30pm Sat Apr 25.
Family Groove Company, grooveinformed jazz musicians in concert, with an
opening set by The Dawn; $11.50-14; for
information and tickets, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Sat Apr 25.
Choirs at Founders Day Service, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306, Jenny Lind
Chapel, 6th St & Oak St, Andover, IL, Augustana.
edu/arts, 2:30pm Sun Apr 26.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 4pm
Sun Apr 26.
Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra
Concert, free; for information, e-mail Lauren
Reid at laurenreid@augustana.edu or call 309794-7306, Centennial Hall, Augustana College,
3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/
arts, 2pm Sun Apr 26.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm
Tue Apr 28.
Voice Seminar, free; for information, e-mail
Lauren Reid at laurenreid@augustana.edu or
call 309-794-7306, Denkmann Memorial Hall Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island,
IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 10:45am Tue Apr 28.
St. Ambrose University Chamber
Orchestra, music from the rich and varied
orchestral repertoire performed by St. Ambrose
students & faculty with community members
from the Quad Cities; free; for information,
contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001, Galvin Fine
Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu, 7:30pm Wed Apr 29.
Bettendorf Park Band Spring Concert, free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, 7:30pm Thu Apr 30.
Euforquestra and Jon Wayne & the Pain,
afro-beat, reggae, and funk musicians in
concert, with an opening set by The Low Down;
$10-12; for tickets and information, call 563326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm
Thu Apr 30.

May & June


Noonday Program Series: Black Hawk
Jazz Combo, led by Dr. Edgar Crockett; free; for
information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 12pm Fri May 1.
St. Ambrose University Instrumental
Ensembles, featuring music by the SAU
Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble; free; for
information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-3336001, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7:30pm Fri May 1.
Chicago Farmer, folk singer/songwriter
Cody Diekhoff performs his 998th concert,
with a set by Backyard Tire Fires Edward David
Anderson, and a post-show set with Under the
Willow; $11.50-12; for tickets and information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 9pm Fri May 1.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 4pm
Sat May 2.
Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert,
free; for information, e-mail Lauren Reid at
laurenreid@augustana.edu or call 309-7947306, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703
7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts,
8pm Sat May 2.
St. Ambrose University Vocal Ensembles,
featuring the University Chorale, Chamber
Singers, Bee Sharp, and STAMVOJA; free; for
information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-3336001, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7:30pm Sat May 2.
Verdis Requiem, the Galesburg Community
Chorus will be joined by the Monmouth
College Chorale and the Knox College Choir, as
well as professional soloists and a full orchestra;
$10-12; for information, call 309-342-1200,
Central Congregational Church, 60 Public
Square, Galesburg, IL, 7:30pm Sat May 2.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Signature
Series 4: The Beaten Path, featuring a
repertoire performed by percussionist Aaron
Williams and members of the QCSO Percussion
section; for tickets and information, call 563322-7276, Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College,
3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCSymphony.
com, 3pm Sun May 3.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 4pm
Sat May 2.
General Student Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 4pm
Sun May 3.
Black Hawk College Student Piano Recital,
free; for information, contact Dr. Edgar Crockett
at 309-796-5479 or crockette@bhc.edu,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL,
BHC.edu, 7:30pm Mon May 4.
Viola & Cello Class Recital, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306,
Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana College,
3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/
arts, 8pm Tue May 5.
Augustana Flute and Clarinet Choir
Concert, free; for information, e-mail Lauren
Reid at laurenreid@augustana.edu or call
309-794-7306, Denkmann Memorial Hall Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island,
IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Wed May 6.
Black Hawk College Spring Choral
Concert, free; for information, contact Dr. Edgar
Crockett at 309-796-5479 or crockette@bhc.
edu, First Congregational Church - Moline, 2201

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7th Avenue, Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 7:30pm Thu
May 7.
The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and
his 13 piece big band will be playing all your
favorites from the Big Band era; featuring hits
from Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie,
Henry Mancini, and Stan Kenton; 5pm doors,
6pm show; $13-16; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-7733, extension 2, The Circa
21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 6pm Fri May 8.
Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert,
free; for information, e-mail Lauren Reid at
laurenreid@augustana.edu or call 309-7947306, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703
7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts,
8pm Fri May 8.
Augustana Choirs Spring Concert, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306, Centennial
Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 4pm Sat May 9.
QC Wind Ensemble Spring Concert, Galvin
Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA,
QCWindEnsemble.org, 7:30pm Sat May 9.
The Ballroom Thieves CD Release Show,
alternative, folk, and rock musicians in concert;
$11.50-14; for tickets and information, call
563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
8:30pm Sat May 9.
Seniors Recital, free; for information, e-mail
Lauren Reid at laurenreid@augustana.edu or
call 309-794-7306, Denkmann Memorial Hall Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island,
IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 4pm Sun May 10.
Black Hawk College Community String
Orchestra Concert, free; for information, contact
Dr. Edgar Crockett at 309-796-5479 or crockette@
bhc.edu, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street,
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 7:30pm Mon May 11.
Black Hawk College Vocal Recital, free; for
information, contact Dr. Edgar Crockett at 309-

796-5479 or crockette@bhc.edu, Deere-Wiman


Carriage House, 817 11th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.
edu, 7:30pm Mon May 11.
The Lettermen, annual concerts with the
timeless pop crooners; noon-12:45pm plated
lunch, 1pm show; $51.73; 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm
show; $58; for tickets and information, call
309-786-7733 extension 2, Circa 21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 7:15pm Mon May 11.
Black Hawk College Community Band
Concert, in Building 4, Hawks Nest; free; for
information, contact Dr. Edgar Crockett at 309796-5479 or crockette@bhc.edu, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 7:30pm Tue May 12.
Augustana Jazz Combo Concert, free;
for information, e-mail Lauren Reid at
laurenreid@augustana.edu or call 309-7947306, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts - Augustana
College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Wed May 13.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra 100th
Season Celebration w/ Yo-Yo Ma, Mark Russell
Smiths conducts Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and
Dvorak with the internationally renowned cello
player; for tickets and information, call 563-3227276, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport,
IA, QCSymphony.com, 7:30pm Thu May 14.
Bucktown Revue, a celebration of Mississippi
River Valley folk music and culture through a
combination of music, storytelling, poetry and
humor; with emcee Scott Tunnicliff and special
guests; $12 at the door; for information and to
reserve, e-mail mgromkey@gmail.com or call
Mike Romkey at 563-940-0508, Nighswander
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA,
BucktownRevue.com, 7pm Fri May 15.
Ernest Worthing, Opera@Augustana
presents the opera based on Oscar Wildes The
Importance of Being Earnest; for information
and tickets, call 309-794-7306, Wallenberg Hall,
Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island,

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IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Fri May 15 and
Sat May 16.
Augustana Combined Band Concert,
free; for information, e-mail Lauren Reid at
laurenreid@augustana.edu or call 309-7947306, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703
7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts,
4pm Sat May 16.
Hot Rods, classic rock & roll music
sponsored by U.S. Inland Marine, Inc.; 6:30pm
doors, 7pm dance lessons, 7:30-11pm live
music and dancing; food available for purchase;
$10 includes dance lesson; for information,
e-mail riverdancehall@gmail.com, Col Ballroom,
1012 W. 4th St., Davenport, IA, Facebook.com/
pages/River-Dance-Hall/223701927795722,
7pm Sat May 16.
Third Sunday Jazz, Polyrhythms presents
a 3pm, jazz workshop ($5 adults, free of
rkids) and a 6pm concert ($10-15); for tickets
and information, call 309 373-0790 or visit

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Polyrhythms.org, The Redstone Room, 129


Main St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 3pm Sun May 17.
Godsmack, concert with the multiplatinum-selling rockers, featuring opening sets
by Papa Roach, and In This Moment; $39-44;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7:30pm Tue May 19.
Summer Camp Music Festival Pre-Party
featuring Jakubi, concert with the Melbournebased band and special guests TBA; free; for
tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Wed May 20.
Brown Bag Lunch: Dirty Water Boys,
concert with local musicians Jef Spradley and
Ray Burge; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 12pm Fri May 22.

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MUSIC
CONCERTS

Scott & Rock Island Counties


May & June
The Bros. Landreth, roots and rock
musicians in concert; $10-12; for tickets
and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8:30pm Fri May 22.
Augustana Music Festival Concert, free; for
information, e-mail Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7306, Centennial
Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Sat May 23.
Deja Vu Rendezvous w/ The Fez, Steely Dan
tribute artists in concert, with an opening set
by The Low Down; $11.50-12; for information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 8:30pm Sat May 30.
David G. Smith Band, free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jun 4.
Bettendorf Park Band, first concert of the
Summer Series, Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell,
Middle Park, Bettendorf, IA, 7:30pm Fri Jun 5.
Summer Lawn Concert with Dave Rudolf,
family entertainment with beach tunes, hula
hoops, a bubble machine, and interactive
activities; free; for information, call 309-7432701, Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817
11th Ave., Moline, IL, ButterworthCenter.com,
6:30pm Wed Jun 10.

Outlying Areas

March

Les Yeux Noirs, concert boasting a wild,


raucous blend of gypsy, klezmer, and jazz; $1822; for tickets and information, call 319-3641580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 8pm Fri Mar 20.
Dan Bern, the Hoody CD Release Show
with the singer/songwriter; $15-18; for tickets
and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/
Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
LegionArts.org, 8pm Sun Mar 22.
Heather Maloney, concert with the
Northampton, Mass.-based singer/songwriter;
$12-15; for tickets and information, call 319364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm Wed
Mar 25.
Gregg Allman, concert with the Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame-r; $37-57; for tickets and
information, call 877-677-3456, Riverside
Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside, IA, RiversideCasinoAndResort.com,
8pm Sat Mar 28.
The Last Revel, $25; for information, call
563-263-3176, Rivers Edge Gallery, 216 W 3rd
St, Muscatine, IA, 7:30pm Sat Mar 28.
For Kids and By Kids: CD Release Party,
celebrating the release of For Kids and By
Kids: Song from Iowa Rock City, Vol. 1, with
performances by Prairie Green Preschoolers,
Katie Roche, Family Folk Machine, Ion and
Romulan, Dave Moore, and Girls Rock! Iowa
City; free; for information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, Englert.org, 3pm Sat Mar 28.
Knox-Galesburg Symphony, the program
will feature Rimsky-Korsakovs Sinfonietta
on Russian Themes, Opus 31 and Telemanns
Overture in F Major for Four Horns and Strings;
KGS principal flute Carol Neuleib will perform
as soloist in Telemanns Flute Concerto in E
minor; for information, call 309-342-2299, The
Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg,
IL, TheOrpheum.org, 7:30pm Sat Mar 28.
Sofia Talvik & Chad Elliott, folk-pop-

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acoustic performers in concert; $13-16; for


tickets and information, call 319-364-1580,
CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm Sun Mar 29.
Tweedy, indie rockers in concert; $35-45; for
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 8pm Mon Mar 30.
Glenn Kotche & Jeffrey Zeigler - A Winged
Victory for the Sullen, a Mission Creek Festival
concert with the cellist and percussionist, plus
an opening set by A Winged Victory for the
Sullen; $15-25; for information, call 319-6882653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St.,
Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 7pm Tue Mar 31.

April
Real Estate, a Mission Creek Festival concert
with the indie rockers, plus an opening set by
Ryley Walker; $20-22; for information, call 319688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Thu Apr 2.
Shovels & Rope, a Mission Creek Festival
concert with the indie rockers, plus opening
sets by The Inlaws and Brian Johannesen &
Ryan Joseph Anderson; $25; for information,
call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm
Fri Apr 3.
Father John Misty, a Mission Creek
Festival concert with the singer/songwriter,
plus an opening set by King Tuff; $20-22; for
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 7pm Sun Apr 5.
The Basement Tapes Project w/ the
Howard Fishman Quartet, concert exploration
of the music of Bob Dylan and The Band;
$29 & up; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines Temple
Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, 7:30pm Thu
Apr 9.
The Rivals, the story of misguided
deceptions between several sets of lovers and
would-be lovers, presented by the University of
Iowa School of Music; Thu.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm;
$5-20; for tickets and information, call 319-2489370, Coralville Center for the Performing Arts,
1301 5th St., Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org,
Thu Apr 9 thru Sun Apr 12.
Howard Fishman: The Basement Tapes
Project, 7 & 9:30pm concerts with the folk
singer/songwriter and guitarist, in a Hancher
Auditorium Visiting Artists presentation; for
tickets and information, call 319-335-1160,
The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City, IA,
Hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets, 7pm Fri Apr 10.
Black Violin, hip-hop, modern classical,
and rock musicians in concert; $10-22; for
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 8pm Wed Apr 15.
Nova Singers: Lullabies and Folk Songs,
Laura Lane directs the professional vocal
ensemble, with Erin Freund on harp; $10-15,
free for students; for information and tickets,
call 309-341-7038 or e-mail nova@knox.edu,
Knox Colleges Kresge Recital Hall, 2 East South
St., Knox College, Galesburg, IL, NovaSingers.
com, 7:30pm Sat Apr 18.
Bruce Polay & Old Friends: 7th-Annual
Piano Recital/Commentary, presented by the
Knox-Galesburg Symphony and West Music;
Polay will perform works by Mendelssohn,
Moeran, Ravel, Debussy, Mompou, Mussorgsky,
and others; for information and tickets, call 309341-7268, The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg
St., Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, 7:30pm Fri
Apr 24.
Todd Snider, concert with the alt-country
and Americana singer/songwriter, with an
opening set by Rorey Carroll; $22-25; for
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 8pm Fri Apr 24.

Frank Sinatra Tribute, Robbie Howard


performs a musical tribute to Ol Blue Eyes;
$18.50-28; for tickets and information, call 319622-6262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave.,
Amana, IA, OldCreamery.com, 2pm Sat Apr 25.
Knox-Galesburg Symphony, the program
will feature the KGS performing Dvoraks
Symphony No. 5 in E minor From the New
World, and Torkes Adjustable Wrench; Lisa
Leonard will perform Griegs Piano Concerto in
A minor, Opus 16; for information, call 309-3422299, The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St.,
Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, Sat Apr 25.
Opera Gala 2015: Fantasy of the Opera,
presented by Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre; for
tickets and information, call 319-365-7401 or
e-mail vmichalicek@cr-opera.org, Cedar Rapids
Country Club, Cedar Rapids, IA, CR-opera.org,
7pm Sat Apr 25.
Rodney Atkins, concert with the charttopping country singer; $30-60; for information
and tickets, call 877-677-3456, Riverside Casino
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside,
IA, RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 8pm Sat
Apr 25.
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, concert with one
of the most celebrated duos on the American
acoustic-music scene; $18-22; for tickets
and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/
Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
LegionArts.org, 7pm Sun Apr 26.
Cantus: Anthems, songs of work, prayer,
protest, ceremony, healing, and more with the
male vocal ensemble, in a Hancher Auditorium
Visiting Artists presentation; for tickets and
information, call 319-335-1160, St. Marys
Catholic Church - Iowa City, 220 E Jefferson
St, Iowa City, IA, Hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets,
7:30pm Thu Apr 30.

May
The Good Lovelies, concert with the
winners of two 2013 Canadian Folk Music
Awards, performing in support of their
latest release Live at Revolution; for
information and tickets, call 515-246-2300,
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines Temple
Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, 7:30pm Fri
May 1.
Drive-By Truckers, concert with the
alt-country and rock musicians; $25; for
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 8pm Sat May 2.
Iowa City Girls Choir, $5 per family
suggested donation; for tickets and
information, call 319-248-9370, Coralville
Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St.,
Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 6:30pm Mon
May 4.
Daniel Lanois, concert with the rock and
electronica musician, with an opening set by
Rocco DeLuca; $25; for information, call 319688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Wed May 6.
Van Allen Elementary Concert, bands
play at 6:30 and 7:15pm; free; for information,
call 319-248-9370, Coralville Center for the
Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville, IA,
CoralvilleArts.org, 6:30pm Thu May 7.
Orchestra Iowa: Fifth Element, amplify
the joy of life and springtime in this glorious
fifth month with the Orchestra Iowa Chamber
Players as they bring to life two of the most
iconic and beautifully melodic quintets ever
written; $25; for information, call 319-248-9370,
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301
5th St., Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 2:30pm
Sun May 10.
Regina Spring Concert, features the High
School Band and Junior High Band; donations
accepted at the door; for information, call 319248-9370, Coralville Center for the Performing
Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.

org, 7pm Tue May 12.


Music in the Village, free; for information,
call 319-248-9370, Coralville Center for the
Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville, IA,
CoralvilleArts.org, 6:30pm Thu May 14.
Inti-Illimani, Chilean musicians perform
on more than 30 instruments, in a Hancher
Auditorium Visiting Artists presentation; free;
for information, call 319-335-1160, Iowa City
Ped Mall, 14 S. Clinton St, Iowa City, IA, Hancher.
uiowa.edu/tickets, 6:30pm Fri May 15.
This Is My Brave, $20; for tickets and
information, call 319-248-9370, Coralville
Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St.,
Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 7pm Fri May
15.
Celebrate Mom at the Pops: Music from
the Great American Songwriters, presented
by the Knox-Galesburg Symphony; for
information, call 309-342-2299, The Orpheum
Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL,
TheOrpheum.org, Sat May 16.
Eastern Iowa Brass Band, outdoor concert,
weather permitting; for information, call 319643-5301, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
& Museum, 210 Parkside Dr., West Branch, IA,
Hoover.archives.gov, 2pm Mon May 25.

EVENTS

Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Inside


the Music, an afternoon conversation with
QCSO Music Director Mark Russell Smith on
the weekends Masterworks concerts; free;
for information, call 563-322-7276, Hotel
Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
QCSymphony.com, Thu Apr 9.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson,
learn about the Quad City Symphony
Orchestras Masterworks event with Swanson,
conductor Mark Russell Smith, and special
guests; free; for information, call 563-322-7276,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
QCSymphony.com, 7pm Sat Apr 11.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Afterglow, enjoy free hors doeuvres, a cash
bar, and the chance to socialize with the
musicians from the evenings Adler Theatre
concert; free; for information, call 563322-7276, Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, QCSymphony.com, 10pm Sat
Apr 11.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson,
learn about the Quad City Symphony
Orchestras Masterworks event with Swanson,
conductor Mark Russell Smith, and special
guests; free; for information, call 563-322-7276,
Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCSymphony.com, 1pm
Sun Apr 12.

CALLS FOR ENTRY

Black Hawk College Community Chorale,


on Thursdays; local musicians and singers are
invited to join, no auditions required; $20/
semester; for information, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600
34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 6:30pm Thu Mar
19 thru Thu Jun 4.
Black Hawk College Community
Jazz Band, 11am-12:15pm Mondays and
Wednesdays and 6-8:20pm Thursdays; local
musicians and singers are invited to join,
no auditions required; $20/semester; for
information, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 11am Mon Mar 23 thru
Mon Jun 8.
Black Hawk College Community String
Orchestra, on Mondays; local musicians
and singers are invited to join, no auditions
required; $20/semester; for information, call
309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad City
Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu,
6:30pm Mon Mar 23 thru Mon Jun 8.
Black Hawk College Community Band,

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on Tuesdays; local musicians and singers are
invited to join, no auditions required; $20/
semester; for information, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600
34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 6:30pm Tue Mar
24 thru Tue Jun 9.

LITERARY ARTS

READINGS & DISCUSSIONS


March
History of Morgans Cavalry, discussion of
Basil W. Dukes eBook with the Civil War Book
Discussion group; free; for information, call
309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu
Mar 19.
Randy Sollenberger, Sollenberger will
speak about his book My Guardian Angel and
Beating the Reaper with Songs and Stories
of Forgottonia; copies will be available for
purchase and signing; free; for information, call
309-523-3440, River Valley District Library, 214
S. Main St., Port Byron, IL, RiverValleyLibrary.org,
9am Sat Mar 21.
Writers Studio, a writing critique group
for all genres; free; for information, call
563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am Sat Mar 21.
Was the Word, community members
and local performers share their words and
experiences to benefit local non-profits or
community service groups; free-will donations
accepted; for information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, Englert.org, 7pm Sun Mar 22.
Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, a reading
of David R. Montgomerys book with the
Environmental Book Club; free; for information,
call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River
Dr., Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, 7pm Tue
Mar 24.
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar
Children, a discussion of Ransom Riggs
book with the Southwest Branch Book
Club; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Mar 24.
LeClaire Community Library Book Club
Discussion, free; for information, call 563289-4242, LeClaire Community Library, 323
Wisconsin St, LeClaire, IA, LeClaire.lib.ia.us, Wed
Mar 25.
Out Loud Open Mic Reading, local
writers share their poetry or prose; listeners
welcome; free; for information and to register,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 7pm Thu Mar 26.
QC Writers Social Mixer, the Midwest
Writing Center sponsors an event designed
for writers to spend time with each other,
swap stories and tips, and spread goodwill
among their fellow writers; writers of any
genre, skill, or experience level are invited; free;
for information and to register, call 563-3241410, Bennigans, 226 17th St, Rock Island, IL,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 5:30pm Thu Mar
26.
Read Local with Joan Mauch, attendees
have the opportunity to share their poetry
or prose, with listeners welcome; free; for
information, call 563-324-1410, Theos
Java Club, 213 17th St., Rock Island, IL,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 7pm Thu Mar 26.
Andrea Gibson, slam poet whose readings
feature piano, global drums, dobro, and violin;
$10-14; for tickets and information, call 563333-6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines
St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/galvin, 7:30pm Fri
Mar 27.

April
Writers Studio, a writing critique group
for all genres; free; for information, call
563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am Sat Apr 4.
Lunar Traditions Storytelling: Pink Moon,
stories, songs, and drumming with Larry
Lockwood; for information, call 309-794-0991,
Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCGardens.com, 6pm Sat Apr 4.
Alpha Book Club Discussion Group, free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm Mon Apr
6.
Read Local: Jodie Toohey, author reads
from Melody Madison: May It Please the
Court?; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 7pm Wed Apr 8.
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary
fiction and non-fiction at this lively book
discussion group; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Apr 8.
Michael McCarty, the local author
signs copies of Modern Mythmakers and
other books; for information, e-mail info@
TheBookRack.com, The Book Rack - Moline,
3937 41st Ave. Dr., Moline, IL, TheBookRack.
com, 12pm Sat Apr 11.
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, a
discussion of John le Carres novel with the
Mystery Book Discussion group; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9:30am
Sat Apr 11.
See YA, an adult book club with a teenbook twist; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Apr 13.
Short & Sweets, discuss short stories
while eating yummy sweets; all registrants
receive a complimentary copy of the story;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am
Mon Apr 13.
Get Lit: Museum of Extraordinary
Things, a discussion of Alice Hoffmans book;
free; for information, call 563-344-4179
or e-mail cwalters@bettendorf.org, Dunn
Bros. Coffee, 787 Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Apr 14.
My Name Is Mary Sutter, a discussion of
Robin Olivieras book with the Contemporary
Books Discussion Group, led by Jim Keenan;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 7pm Wed Apr 15.
The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart
of the Twentieth Century, a discussion of
David Laskins book with the Contemporary
Books Discussion Group, led by Allan Ross; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm
Wed Apr 15.
Writers Studio, a writing critique group
for all genres; free; for information, call
563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am Sat Apr 18.
The Bookseller, discuss Mark Pryors book,
over the occasional cocktail, with the Last Call
Book Club; drinks available for purchase; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Icons Martini,
124 18th St, Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 7pm Tue Apr 21.
West End Book Club Discussion, discuss

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contemporary fiction and non-fiction books
with this fun group; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 7pm Tue Apr 21.
LeClaire Community Library Book Club
Discussion, free; for information, call 563289-4242, LeClaire Community Library, 323
Wisconsin St, LeClaire, IA, LeClaire.lib.ia.us, Wed
Apr 22.
All Iowa Reads: Robin Oliveira, Oliveira
will speak about her book My Name Is Mary
Sutter; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 7pm Thu Apr 23.
Battle of the Books: Iowa Teen Awards,
find out which school produces the best
readers in this no-holds-barred battle for
supremacy; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 10am Thu Apr 23.
The Forest Unseen: A Years Watch in
Nature, a reading of David George Haskells
book with the Environmental Book Club; free;
for information, call 563-322-2969, River Action,
822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org,
7pm Tue Apr 28.
Out Loud Open Mic Reading, local
writers share their poetry or prose; listeners
welcome; free; for information and to register,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 7pm Thu Apr 30.
Read Local with Joan Mauch, attendees
have the opportunity to share their poetry
or prose, with listeners welcome; free; for
information, call 563-324-1410, Theos
Java Club, 213 17th St., Rock Island, IL,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 7pm Thu Apr 30.
QC Writers Social Mixer, the Midwest
Writing Center sponsors an event designed

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for writers to spend time with each other,


swap stories and tips, and spread goodwill
among their fellow writers; writers of any
genre, skill, or experience level are invited; free;
for information and to register, call 563-3241410, Bennigans, 226 17th St, Rock Island, IL,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 5:30pm Thu Apr 30.

May
Writers Studio, a writing critique group
for all genres; free; for information, call
563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am Sat May 2.
Lunar Traditions Storytelling: Flower
Moon, stories, songs, and drumming with Larry
Lockwood; for information, call 309-794-0991,
Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCGardens.com, 6pm Sun May 3.
Alpha Book Club Discussion Group, free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm Mon May
4.
Blackmans Coffin, a discussion of Mark
de Castriques novel with the Mystery Book
Discussion group; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 9:30am Sat May 9.
See YA, an adult book club with a teenbook twist; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon May 11.
Short & Sweets, discuss short stories
while eating yummy sweets; all registrants
receive a complimentary copy of the story;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am
Mon May 11.

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LITERARY ARTS

READINGS & DISCUSSIONS


May
Get Lit: Dandelion Wine, a discussion of Ray
Bradburys book; free; for information, call 563344-4179 or e-mail cwalters@bettendorf.org,
Dunn Bros. Coffee, 787 Middle Rd., Bettendorf,
IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue May 12.
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary
fiction and non-fiction at this lively book
discussion group; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed May 13.
Emily Dickinson Poetry Discussion, led
by Bea Jacobson, held in commemoration of
Dickinsons death on May 15, 1886; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Fri
May 15.
Writers Studio, a writing critique group
for all genres; free; for information, call
563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am Sat May 16.
West End Book Club Discussion, discuss
contemporary fiction and non-fiction books
with this fun group; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 7pm Tue May 19.
Deadline, discuss Chris Crutchers book,
over the occasional cocktail, with the Last Call
Book Club; drinks available for purchase; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Icons Martini,
124 18th St, Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 7pm Tue May 19.
The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart
of the Twentieth Century, a discussion of
David Laskins book with the Contemporary
Books Discussion Group, led by Allan Ross; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Wed May 20.
The Family: The Year of the Hare, a
discussion of Arto Paasilinnass book with the
Contemporary Books Discussion Group; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm
Wed May 20.
Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with
Trash, a reading of Edward Humes book
with the Environmental Book Club; free; for
information, call 563-322-2969, River Action,
822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org,
7pm Tue May 26.
Prisoner of Birth, a discussion of Jeffrey
Archers book with the Southwest Branch
Book Club; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue May 26.
LeClaire Community Library Book Club
Discussion, free; for information, call 563289-4242, LeClaire Community Library, 323
Wisconsin St, LeClaire, IA, LeClaire.lib.ia.us, Wed
May 27.
Out Loud Open Mic Reading, local
writers share their poetry or prose; listeners
welcome; free; for information and to register,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 7pm Thu May 28.
QC Writers Social Mixer, the Midwest
Writing Center sponsors an event designed
for writers to spend time with each other,
swap stories and tips, and spread goodwill
among their fellow writers; writers of any
genre, skill, or experience level are invited; free;
for information and to register, call 563-3241410, Bennigans, 226 17th St, Rock Island, IL,

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MidwestWritingCenter.org, 5:30pm Thu May


28.
Read Local with Joan Mauch, attendees
have the opportunity to share their poetry
or prose, with listeners welcome; free; for
information, call 563-324-1410, Theos
Java Club, 213 17th St., Rock Island, IL,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 7pm Thu May 28.
Summer Reading Program: Every
Hero Has a Story, at all Davenport public
libraries; encourage and challenge yourself
and your entire family to read this summer
and earn great prizes along the way;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
DavenportLibrary.com, Sat May 30 and Sun
May 31.
Summer Reading Program Kickoff
Party, celebrate the beginning of our annual
summer-reading program Every Hero Has
a Story; encourage and challenge yourself
and your entire family to read this summer
and earn great prizes along the way; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Sat
May 30.

June
Summer Reading Program: Every
Hero Has a Story, at all Davenport public
libraries; encourage and challenge yourself
and your entire family to read this summer
and earn great prizes along the way;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
DavenportLibrary.com, Mon Jun 1 thru Wed
Jun 10.
Lunar Traditions Storytelling: Strawberry
Moon, stories, songs, and drumming with Larry
Lockwood; for information, call 309-794-0991,
Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCGardens.com, 6pm Tue Jun 2.
Writers Studio, a writing critique group
for all genres; free; for information, call
563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am Sat Jun 6.
See YA, an adult book club with a teenbook twist; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Jun 8.
Short & Sweets, discuss short stories
while eating yummy sweets; all registrants
receive a complimentary copy of the story;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am
Mon Jun 8.
Get Lit: Sumnmer Shorts, a discussion of
short stories; free; for information, call 563-3444179 or e-mail cwalters@bettendorf.org, Dunn
Bros. Coffee, 787 Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Jun 9.
Read Local: Joel Barrows, readings from
the Iowa district court judge, attorney, and
author; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 7pm Wed Jun 10.
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary
fiction and non-fiction at this lively book
discussion group; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Jun 10.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

Hearing Voices: Persona Poems, Aubrey


Jane Ryan leads a workshop in the Pen in
Hand Poetry: From Page to Stage conference;
$10-15; for information and to register, call
563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 12:45pm Sat Mar
28.

Pen in Hand Poetry: From Page to


Stage, award-winning poets Farah Marklevits,
Aubrey Jane Ryan, and Dale G. Haake will
join MWC Executive Director and poet Ryan
Collins in leading four workshops that will
look different aspects of poetry, including
getting started, finding inspiration, writing
in persona, and writing about the everyday;
then they will finish the day together in a
panel discussion and Q+A which will look at
different possibilities available for poets when
performing their work for different audiences;
$10-15/workshop, $30-45/all four; for
information and to register, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite
303, Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org,
9am Sat Mar 28.
Poetic Duet (Part I: Whence the
Inspiration? / Part II: Thence to
Consummation), Dale G. Haake leads
a workshop in the Pen in Hand Poetry:
From Page to Stage conference; $10-15; for
information and to register, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite
303, Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org,
10:30am Sat Mar 28.
Poetry Performance Panel + Q & A,
an event in the Pen in Hand Poetry: From
Page to Stage conference; free and open to
the public; for information and to register,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 3:35pm Sat Mar 28.
The Luminous Life, Farah Marklevits
leads a workshop in the Pen in Hand Poetry:
From Page to Stage conference; $10-15; for
information and to register, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite
303, Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org,
2:15pm Sat Mar 28.
Writing the First Poem: Beginnings, Ryan
Collins leads a workshop in the Pen in Hand
Poetry: From Page to Stage conference;
$10-15; for information and to register, call
563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 9am Sat Mar 28.
Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop,
ages 15-19 are welcome to bring writing to
share for discussion, or just to listen and discuss
other participants work; free; for information
and to register, call 563-324-1410, Midwest
Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 6pm
Tue Apr 7.
Read Local with Jodie Toohe: Writers
Workshop, the Midwest Writing Center cosponsors a workshop geared toward beginning,
aspiring, or stuck writers; free; for information
and to register, call 563-324-1410, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 7pm
Wed Apr 8.
YEW Internship Information Night, learn
about the YEW internship and get all of your
questions answered; teachers, parents, and
students are all welcome; free; for information
and to register, call 563-324-1410, Midwest
Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 6pm
Thu Apr 16.
Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop,
ages 15-19 are welcome to bring writing to
share for discussion, or just to listen and discuss
other participants work; free; for information
and to register, call 563-324-1410, Midwest
Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 6pm
Tue May 5.

CALLS FOR ENTRY

Seeking Submissions: 2015 Collins Poetry


Residency, seeking applications from those
seeking to be the Fall 2015 Collins Poet-inResidence; the residency supports communitybased poetry and a regional poet who has not

yet published a full-length poetry collection


and who resides in the six-county Quad City
area; for information, call 563-324-1410 or
e-mail mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite
303, Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org,
thru Wed Apr 1.
Teen Poetry Contest, for students in grades
6-12; submit one original poem in the category
of short (up to 12 lines) or long (up to 25 lines);
prizes will be $25, $15, and $10 gift certificates
for first, second, and third places in each
category; for information, call 309-524-2470,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, thru Fri Apr 10

THEATRE

PERFORMANCES
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Now Playing

The Mousetrap, Agatha Christies manorset murder-mystery, directed by Deb Shippy;


Thu.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm; $20; for information
and tickets, call 309-235-1654, The District
Theatre, 1623 Second Ave., Rock Island, IL,
DistrictTheatre.com, Thu Mar 19 thru Sun Mar
22.
Les Misrables, Broadways Tony-winning
musical smash based on the Victor Hugo novel;
5:45pm doors, 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm pre-show,
7:45pm show; $44.41-50.16; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa 21
Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, Fri Mar 20 and Sat Mar 21.
13th of Paris, romantic comedy by Mat
Smart, directed by Dana Moss-Peterson; Fri.
& Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $13; for tickets and
information, call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters
Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline, IL,
Playcrafters.com, Fri Mar 20 thru Sun Mar 22.
A Steady Rain, two-man cop drama by
Keith Huff; directed by Tyson Danner; Fri. & Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; pay what its worth ticket
pricing; for tickets and information, call 563650-2396, QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes
Ave., Davenport, IA, QCTheatreWorkshop.org,
Fri Mar 20 thru Sun Mar 29.

Opening in March & April


Beyond Therapy, Christopher Durangs
comic romance, directed by SAU student
Robert Poston; Thu. & Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 3pm; $6;
for tickets, call 563-333-6251, Studio Theatre Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University,
2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/
theatre, Thu Mar 19 thru Sat Mar 21.
Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheims
fairytale musical produced in the churchs
Performing Arts Series; Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
4pm; $10-15; for tickets and information,
call 563-326-1691, First Presbyterian Church
of Davenport, 1702 Iowa St., Davenport, IA,
FPCDavenport.org, Sat Mar 21 and Sun Mar
22.
I Am an Emotional Creature, a presentation
of author/activist Eve Enslers play, with
proceeds benefiting Family Resources
Domestic Violence and Sexual-Assault
Counseling programs; $5-8; for information,
contact Katy Strzepek at 563-333-6113 or
StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu, Rogalski Center
- St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7pm Wed Mar 25.
The Church Basement Ladies in: The
Last (Potluck) Supper, new musical comedy
featuring the Church Basement Ladies;
Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and & March
25 & 26 - 5:45pm doors, 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm
pre-show, 7:45pm show; Sundays - 3:45pm
doors, 4-5pm buffet, 5:15pm pre-show, 5:45pm
show; Wednesday matinees - 11:30am doors,
11:45am-12:45pm plated lunch, 1pm pre-show,

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1:30pm show; $44.41-50.16; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa 21
Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, Wed Mar 25 thru Sat May 16.
Urinetown, Tony-winning musical comedy
about a town where you pay for the privilege
to pee, directed by Heather Beck; Thu.-Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $11-16; for tickets and
information, call 309-762-6610, Quad City
Music Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584
34th Ave., Moline, IL, QCMusicGuild.com, Thu
Mar 26 thru Sun Mar 29.
Godspell, a co-presentation of Stephen
Schwartzs biblical musical by Two Rivers
United Methodist Church and the Center For
Living Arts, directed by and starring Dino Hayz;
for information, call 309-788-9384, Two Rivers
United Methodist Church, 1820 5th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, TwoRiversUMC.org, 4pm Sun Mar 29.
Peter & the Starcatcher, Tony Awardwinning fantasy based on Peter Pan, in a
Broadway at the Adler presentation; $39-57;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre,
136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com,
7:30pm Mon Mar 30.
God of Carnage, Yasmina Rezas Tonywinning dark comedy about warring married
couples, directed by Kevin Babbitt; Fri. & Sat.
7pm; $7 at the door; for information, call 563441-4339 or e-mail kdbabbitt@eicc.edu, Scott
Community College Student Life Center, Room
#2400, enter through Door #5, 500 Belmont Rd.,
Bettendorf, IA, Fri Apr 10 thru Sat Apr 18.
Fancy Nancy: The Musical, family musical
based on Jane OConnors childrens book;
scheduled performances at 10am & 1pm; $8.50;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733
extension 2, Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828
3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, Tue Apr
14 thru Fri May 15.
High Fidelity, musical-comedy adaptation
of Nick Hornbys modern-romance novel,

directed by James Fairchild; Thu.-Sat. 8pm,


Sun. 2pm; $20, with a pay what you can
preview performance on Apr. 16; for tickets
and information, call 309-235-1654, The District
Theatre, 1623 Second Ave., Rock Island, IL,
DistrictTheatre.com, Thu Apr 16 thru Sun May
3.
A Night of Commedia del Arte, a story told
in the style of Commedia dellarte, directed
by Daniel Rairdin-Hale; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
3pm; $9-13; for tickets and information, call
563-333-6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101
Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/theatre, Fri
Apr 17 thru Sun Apr 19.
The Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovskys fairytale
ballet performed by Ballet Quad Cities, with
accompaniment by Orchestra Iowa; 1:30 &
7:30pm; $10-35; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-3779, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, BalletQuadCities.com, Sat Apr
18.
Jersey Boys, the Tony-winning musical
about Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons in a
Broadway at the Adler presentation; Tue.Thu. 7:30pm, Fri. 8pm, Sat. 2 & 8pm, Sun. 2 &
7pm; $30-92; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, Tue Apr 21 thru Sun Apr
26.
West Side Story, legendary Leonard
Bernstein musical adapted from Romeo &
Juliet; Fri. & Sat. 7pm, Sat. & Sun. 2pm; $10;
for tickets and information, call 563-340-7816,
The Center for Living Arts, 2008 4th Ave, Rock
Island, IL, CenterForLivingArts.org, Fri Apr 24
thru Sun Apr 26.

Opening in May & June


Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat, Andrew Lloyd Webbers and Tim
Rices biblical musical; Fri. & Sat. 7pm, Sat. 2pm;

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$10; for tickets and information, call 563-3407816, The Center for Living Arts, 2008 4th Ave,
Rock Island, IL, CenterForLivingArts.org, Fri
May 1 and Sat May 2.
Antony & Cleopatra, the Prenzie Players
production of Shakespeares historical drama,
directed by Kate Farence; Fri. & Sat. $15, Thu.
& Sun. $10; Thu.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm; for
information and tickets, call 563-484-4210 or
e-mail info@prenzieplayers.com, QC Theatre
Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport, IA,
PrenziePlayers.com, Fri May 1 thru Sat May 9.
As You Like It, Shakespeares pastoral
comedy, directed by Jennifer Popple; Fri. & Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; $9-11; for tickets and
information, call 309-794-7306, Potter Theatre Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island,
IL, Augustana.edu/arts/theatre, Fri May 1 thru
Sun May 10.
Rumpelstiltskin, musical version of the
Brothers Grimm story, with book, music, and
lyrics by Aaron Randolph III; Sat. 3 & 7pm,
Sun. 3pm; $5-7 at the door; for information,
call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Sat May 2 thru
Sun May 10.
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat, Andrew Lloyd Webbers and Tim
Rices biblical musical, co-presented by the
Center for Living Arts; 7pm; $10; for tickets
and information, call 563-340-7816, Two Rivers
United Methodist Church, 1820 5th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, CenterForLivingArts.org, Fri May 8
and Sat May 9.
Driving Miss Daisy, Alfred Uhrys Pulitzer
Prize-winning comedy drama, directed by
Donna Weeks; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm;
$13; for tickets and information, call 309-7620330, Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave.,
Moline, IL, Playcrafters.com, Fri May 8 thru Sun
May 17.

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PERFORMANCES
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Opening in May & June
Love, Loss, and What I Wore, comedy by
Nora and Delia Ephron presented as a joint
fundraiser for the QC Theatre Workshop and
Dress for Success Quad Cities, directed by
Lora Adams; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; pay
what its worth ticket pricing; for tickets and
information, call 563-650-2396, QC Theatre
Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport, IA,
QCTheatreWorkshop.org, Fri May 15 thru Sun
May 17.
The Way West, New Ground Theatres
presentation of Mona Mansours comedy
drama, directed by Christina Myatt; Fri. &
Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $15-18; for tickets
and information, call 563-326-7529, Village
Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport, IA,
NewGroundTheatre.org, Fri May 15 thru Sun
May 24.
16th Annual Quad City Playwrights
Festival, a series of 10-minute works by local
authors; for tickets and information, call
309-794-7306, Augustana College Black Box
Theatre, Bergendoff Hall, 3701 7th Avenue,
Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts/theatre, Sat
May 16.
The Sound of Music, Rodgers &
Hammersteins Tony-winning musical classic;
Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and & May
20 & 21 - 5:45pm doors, 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm
pre-show, 7:45pm show; Sundays - 3:45pm
doors, 4-5pm buffet, 5:15pm pre-show, 5:45pm
show; Wednesday matinees - 11:30am doors,
11:45am-12:45pm plated lunch, 1pm pre-show,
1:30pm show; $44.41-50.16; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa 21
Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, Wed May 20 thru Wed Jun 10.
Ballet Under the Stars, annual outdoor
vignettes performed by Ballet Quad Cities;
8pm; donations encouraged; for information,
call 309-786-3779, Lincoln Park, 11th Ave &
38th St, Rock Island, IL, BalletQuadCities.com,
Fri Jun 5 thru Sun Jun 7.

Outlying Areas
Now Playing
Bob: A Life in Five Acts, Dreamwell Theatre
presents Peter Sinn Nachtriebs satire on the
American mythology, directed by Nate Sullivan;
7:30pm; $12-17; for tickets and information, call
319-423-9820, Unitarian Universalist Society, 10
S. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA, Dreamwell.com, Fri
Mar 20 and Sat Mar 21.
The Great Gatsby, stage version of F. Scott
Fitzgeralds roaring-20s literary classic; Fri.
& Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $15-31; for tickets
and information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre
Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
TheatreCR.org, Fri Mar 20 thru Sun Mar 29.
The Spy Who Killed Me, dinner and a James
Bond mystery spoof by James Daab; Sat. 12:30
& 6:30pm; $50; for tickets and information, call
319-622-6262, Clarion Hotel and Convention
Center, 525 33rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA,
OldCreamery.com, Sat Mar 21 and Sat Mar 28.

Opening in March & April


Les Monstres Humain, a Workshop Series
reading written by Christopher Matheson; free,
University of Iowa Theatre Building - Room
172, 200 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.
uiowa.edu, 8pm Thu Mar 26.
National Theatre Live: Treasure Island,
an HD movie screening of the Robert Louis
Stevenson story, adapted by Bryony Lavery;
$15-18; for tickets and information, call 319-

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Theatre

Comedies & Dramas


March through June

od of Carnage. Beyond Therapy.


Housebroken. All phrases used
to describe me. But also the titles of
three theatrical productions hitting
the area this spring, a season positively
overflowing with dramas, comedies,
Peter & the Starcatcher @ the
debuting works, Tony-winning
Adler Theatre March 30
smashes, more than two dozen different
Shakespeare titles ... . Think Im kidding about that last one? Then you apparently
havent seen the Bard-tastic theatrical and literary spoof The Complete Works
of William Shakespeare [abridged] ... though you certainly can when director
Tom Morrow stages this delightful slapstick at the Richmond Hill Barn Theatre
April 9 through 19. More-traditional Shakespeare, however, will also be on
hand when Augustana College, director Jennifer Popple, and her student-actor
cast deliver the classical-theatre comedy As You Like It (May 1 through 10), a
production that, ironically enough, opens the very same day as Shakespeares
dramatic Antony & Cleopatra (May 1 through 9), the Julius Caesar follow-up
that director Kate Farence will stage for the Prenzie Players at the QC Theatre
Workshop. Under Lora Adams direction, the Workshop itself will produce
Nora and Delias Ephrons all-female comedy Love, Lies, & What I Wore
(May 15 through 17), with proceeds split between the company and Dress for
Success Quad Cities, while another all-female comedy lands in director Alexis
Chamows Riverside Theatre world premiere Housebroken (April 10 through
26), starring author/performer Megan Gogerty and ... thats it! Among the
seasons prize-winners, Pulitzer Prize champ Driving Miss Daisy (May 8 through
17) enjoys a Playcrafters Barn Theatre staging by director Donna Weeks; Scott
Community Colleges Kevin Babbitt directs the nasty dark comedy of the Tony
Award-winning Best Play God of Carnage (April 10 through 18); and the Adler
Theatre hosts the Peter Pan origin saga Peter & the Starcatcher in a March 30
Broadway at the Adler presentation. Director Christina Myatt tackles a newto-the-area modern comedy in New Ground Theatres The Way West (May 15
through 24), with a bunch of works new to any area receiving stage treatment
in Augustanas annual Quad Cities Playwright Festival (May 15). Across the
river, St. Ambrose University officially opens the spring-theatre season with
Robert Postons student-directed take on Christopher Durangs hysterical Beyond
Therapy (March 19 through 21), while professor Daniel Rairdin-Hale lends
his considerable experience in, and gifts for, stage movement to the classicaltheatre event An Evening of Commedia del Arte (April 17 through 19). And as
we began with the venue, we may as well close with it, because the Richmond
Hill Barn Theatre also has another show on its springtime roster in director John
VanDeWoestynes production of the lovely comedy/drama The Boys Next Door
(June 4 through 14). Hey! Ive been described as the boy next door, too! But
only by my next-door neighbors. For more information on our areas lineup of
spring plays both local and in surrounding areas, visit the Theatre pages of the
Spring Guides events calendar. Mike Schulz
688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 7pm Fri Mar 27.
Nice People, a Workshop Series reading
written by Martin Alosha Robinson; free,
University of Iowa Theatre Building - Room
172, 200 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.
uiowa.edu, 8pm Fri Mar 27.
Were Not Done Here, a Workshop Series
production written by Ryan Oliveira & Adam
Phillips; 8pm; free, University of Iowa Theatre
Building - Room 172, 200 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa
City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.edu, Sat Mar 28 and
Sun Mar 29.
Workshop, a Special Projects presentation
directed by Anne Marie Nest; 8pm; free, Theatre
B - University of Iowa, Theatre Building, 200 N.
Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.edu,
Wed Apr 1 thru Sat Apr 4.
Tales from the Writers Room: 7th Inning
Stretch, an evening of sketch comedy and

drama, monologue, poetry, and live music


provided by SPT and musical guests; 8pm;
$20-25; for information and tickets, call 319364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, Fri Apr 3 and
Sat Apr 4.
Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris Tony- and
Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic comedy
inspired by A Raisin in the Sun; Fri. & Sat.
7:30pm, Apr. 12 at 2:30pm; $12-24; for tickets
and information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre
Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
TheatreCR.org, Fri Apr 3 thru Sun Apr 12.
The Secret Garden, April-Dawn Gladus
adaptation of the beloved Frances Hodgson
Burnett story; Sat. 1pm, Apr. 18 at 10am & 1pm;
$9; for tickets and information, call 319-6226262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave.,
Amana, IA, OldCreamery.com, Sat Apr 4 thru
Sat Apr 18.

The Complete Works of William


Shakespeare (abridged), slapstick merging
of all of the Bards works by Adam Long, Daniel
Singer, and Jess Winfield, directed by Tom
Morrow; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $10; for
tickets and information, call 309-944-2244,
Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, 600 Hk Robinson
Dr., Geneseo, IL, RHPlayers.com, Thu Apr 9 thru
Sun Apr 19.
Billy Bishop Goes to War, John Grays and
Eric Petersons tale of a Canadian World War I
fighter pilot; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Thu. & Sun. 2pm;
$18.50-28; for tickets and information, call 319622-6262, Old Creamery Studio Theatre, 3023
220th Trail, Middle Amana, IA, OldCreamery.
com, Thu Apr 9 thru Sun Apr 26.
Grant Wood Artist Production, a Special
Projects presentation; 8pm; free, Theatre B University of Iowa, Theatre Building, 200 N.
Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.edu,
Fri Apr 10 and Sat Apr 11.
Housebroken, comedy about houseselling and -buying written and performed by
Megan Gogerty, directed by Alexis Chamow;
Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $18-30; for
information and tickets, call 319-338-7672,
Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City,
IA, RiversideTheatre.org, Fri Apr 10 thru Sun
Apr 26.
The Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovskys
fairytale ballet performed by Ballet Quad
Cities, with accompaniment by Orchestra
Iowa; Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-3779, Paramount
Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
BalletQuadCities.com, Sat Apr 11 and Sun Apr
12.
The Liar, David Ives adaptation of the
Parisian comedy by Pierre Corneille, directed
by Eric Forsythe; Wed.-Sat. 8Pm, Sun. 2pm; for
information and tickets, call 319-335-2700, The
University of Iowas E. C. Mabie Theatre, 200 N.
Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, Theatre.uiowa.edu,
Thu Apr 16 thru Sun Apr 26.
Working Group Theatre: All Recipes
Are Home, Americana drama incorporating
interviews with Iowa farmers and other experts
to tell a universal story grounded in Iowa,
with music by the Awful Purdies, in a Hancher
Auditorium Visiting Artists presentation; 7pm;
for tickets and information, call 319-335-1160,
Johnson County Fairgrounds, 4265 Oak Crest
Hill Rd. SE, Iowa City, IA, Hancher.uiowa.edu/
tickets, Fri Apr 17 and Sat Apr 18.
The Man Who Came to Dinner, Kaufman
& Harts classic comedy, directed by Joe Wise;
Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $8-16; for tickets
and information, call 319-338-0443, Iowa City
Community Theatre, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd,
Iowa City, IA, IowaCityCommunityTheatre.com,
Fri Apr 17 thru Sun Apr 26.
Into the Woods, City Circle Acting Company
of Coralvilles productions of Stephen
Sondheims and James Lapines fairytale
musical, directed by Christopher Okiishi; Thu.Sun. 7:30pm (no Apr. 30 performance); $12-27;
for information and tickets, call 319-248-9370,
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301
5th St., Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org, Thu Apr
23 thru Sun May 3.
The Matchmaker, Thortnon Wilder
inspiration for the musical Hello, Dolly!; Fri. &
Sat. 7:30pm; Sun., Wed., & Thu. 2pm; $18.50-28;
for tickets and information, call 319-622-6262,
Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA,
OldCreamery.com, Thu Apr 30 thru Thu May
21.

Opening in May & June


Death of a Salesman, Dreamwell Theatre
presents Arthur Millers dramatic classic,
directed by David Pierce; 7:30pm; $12-17; for
tickets and information, call 319-423-9820, First
Street Community Center, 221 1st St. NE, Mt.
Vernon, IA, Dreamwell.com, Fri May 1 and Sat

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May 2.
Mary Poppins, Disneys musical comedy
based on the Julie Andrews family film; Fri. &
Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $20-39; for tickets
and information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre
Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
TheatreCR.org, Fri May 1 thru Sun May 10.
Dollar Dog Reading: Birth Witches, Part
Two, experience Jennifer Fawcetts play early
in the development progress in this stage
reading; $1 or $2 depending on a coin flip; for
information and tickets, call 319-338-7672,
Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City,
IA, RiversideTheatre.org, 6:30pm Sun May 3.
Death of a Salesman, Dreamwell Theatre
presents Arthur Millers dramatic classic,
directed by David Pierce; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm;
$12-17; for tickets and information, call 319423-9820, Iowa Childrens Museum, 1451 Coral
Ridge Ave, Coralville, IA, Dreamwell.com, Fri
May 8 thru Sat May 16.
National Theatre Live: The Hard Problem,
an HD movie screening of the Tom Stoppard
play, directed by Nicholas Hytner; $15-18; for
tickets and information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, Englert.org, 7pm Thu May 14.
Tales from the Writers Room: Magnificent
7, an evening of sketch comedy and drama,
monologue, poetry, and live music provided
by SPT and musical guests; 8pm; $20-25; for
information and tickets, call 319-364-1580,
CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, LegionArts.org, Fri May 22 thru Sat May 23.
The Adventures of Robin Hood, join
internationally acclaimed Visible Fictions
for a silly and unexpected take on Robin
Hood; $10; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines Temple
Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, 1pm Sat May 23.
Churchill, Andrew Eldins one-man play
about the British Prime Minister; Fri. & Sat.
7:30pm, Thu. & Sun. 2pm; $18.50-28; for
tickets and information, call 319-622-6262,
Old Creamery Studio Theatre, 3023 220th Trail,
Middle Amana, IA, OldCreamery.com, Thu May
28 thru Sun May 31.
The Boys Next Door, Tom Griffins dramatic
comedy about a social worker and his charges,
directed by John VanDeWoestyne; Thu.Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $10; for tickets and
information, call 309-944-2244, Richmond Hill
Barn Theatre, 600 Hk Robinson Dr., Geneseo, IL,
RHPlayers.com, Thu Jun 4 thru Sun Jun 7.
Hairspray, the Tony-winning Broadway
smash set in 1960s Baltimore; Tue.-Sat.
7:30pm, Sat. 3pm, Sun. 2pm; for tickets and
information, call 815-244-2035, Timber Lake
Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll, IL,
TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Thu Jun 4 thru Wed
Jun 10.
The Andrews Brothers, Rogers Beans
musical-comedy salute to USO shows of World
War II; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm; Sun., Wed., & Thu.
2pm; $18.50-28; for tickets and information, call
319-622-6262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th
Ave., Amana, IA, OldCreamery.com, Thu Jun 4
thru Wed Jun 10.

AUDITIONS & EVENTS

The Boys Next Door, The Robin Hood


Caper, and Down to Earth, auditions for
Tom Griffins dramatic comedy, directed by
John VanDeWoestyne (running June 4-14),
Fred Carmichaels comedy, directed by John
Donald OShea (running July 9-19), and the
supernatural romantic comedy, directed by Joe
DePauw (running August 13-23); be prepared
to read from the scripts; 2pm auditions; for
information, call 309-944-2244, Richmond Hill
Barn Theatre, 600 Hk Robinson Dr., Geneseo, IL,
RHPlayers.com, Sat Mar 21 and Sun Mar 22.
Thursday Theatre Talk: Housebroken, a
discussion of the new comedy about houseselling and -buying written and performed by

Megan Gogerty, directed by Alexis Chamow,


opening Apr. 10; for information and tickets,
call 319-338-7672, Riverside Theatre, 213 N.
Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA, RiversideTheatre.org,
7:30pm Thu Apr 2.
Genesius Guild Summer Season, auditions
for productions of Puccinis Gianni Schicchi
(running June 13 - 21), Shakespeares The
Merry Wives of Windsor (June 27 - July
12), Sophocles Oedipus Rex (July 18 - 26),
Shakespeares Macbeth (August 1 - 9 ),
and Aristophanes Peace (Aug. 14 - 16); be
prepared to read from scripts; May 23, 24,
30, & 31 1pm; May 26, 28, & June 2 7pm;
for information, e-mail guild@genesius.org,
Lincoln Park, 11th Ave & 38th St, Rock Island, IL,
Genesius.org, Sat May 23 thru Tue Jun 2.

DANCE
PERFORMANCES

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo & Juliet, broadcast


of the Sergei Prokofiev ballet; $15-18; for tickets
and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
Englert.org, 7pm Fri Mar 20.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet,
performance by the group founded by two
former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
members; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Des
Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St., Des
Moines, IA, DesMoinesPerformingArts.org,
7:30pm Sat Apr 11.
The Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovskys
fairytale ballet performed by Ballet Quad
Cities, with accompaniment by Orchestra
Iowa; Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-3779, Paramount
Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
BalletQuadCities.com, Sat Apr 11 and Sun Apr
12.
Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake, broadcast of the
Piotr Tchaikovsky ballet; $15-18; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 2pm Sun Apr 12.
Augustana Dance Company, with a
performance by students of the Davenport
Junior Theatre School of Dance clinic; for tickets
and information, call 309-794-7306, Centennial
Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 7pm Sat Apr 18.
The Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovskys fairytale
ballet performed by Ballet Quad Cities, with
accompaniment by Orchestra Iowa; 1:30 &
7:30pm; $10-35; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-3779, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, BalletQuadCities.com, Sat Apr 18.
Bolshoi Ballet: Ivan The Terrible, broadcast
of the Sergei Prokofiev ballet; $15-18; for tickets
and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
Englert.org, 2pm Sat May 16.
Ballet Under the Stars, annual outdoor
vignettes performed by Ballet Quad Cities;
8pm; donations encouraged; for information,
call 309-786-3779, Lincoln Park, 11th Ave &
38th St, Rock Island, IL, BalletQuadCities.com,
Fri Jun 5 thru Sun Jun 7

CLASSES & EVENTS

Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance


Classes, offering classes in Ballet Pointe,
Modern, Jazz, Tap, Conditioning, Creative
Movement, and Adult Ballet, for ages 3 to
adult; all classes taught by the companys
professional dancers; for information and to
register, call 309-786-2677, Ballet Quad Cities
School of Dance, 617 17th St, Rock Island, IL,
BalletQuadCities.com, Thu Mar 19 thru Wed
Jun 10.
Social/Ballroom Dance Level 2, Tuesdays
thru May 5; advanced beginners learn to

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foxtrot, waltz, swing, cha cha, and more; $52/
couple; for information and to register, call
309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad City
Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu,
7pm Tue Mar 31.
Jerry Beauchamp Dance, $10; for
information, call 563-284-5165, Walcott
Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Fri
Apr 10.
Quad Cities Singles 40 Plus Dance, adults
40 and older who are divorced, never married,
or widowed are welcome; 6:15-6:45pm dance
lesson, 7-10:30 dancing with Band du Jour;
$10-12; for information, call 309-235-2664, East
Moline American Legion, 829 16th Ave., East
Moline, IL, QCSingles.com, 6:15pm Sat Apr 11.
Rock Island Police Benevolent Association
Annual Dance, proceeds from the silent
auctions and raffles will be used to support
the annual Christmas Food Basket Program;
5-7:30pm taco dinner, 7-8pm free line dance
lessons, 8pm-midnight dance; for information,
call Bill L. Sowards at 309-738-4069 or 309-5583705, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 25,
4600 Blackhawk Rd., Rock Island, IL, 5pm Sat
Apr 11.
Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen Dance,
$10, under 21 free; for information, call Jim
at 563-285-5989, Donna at 563-659-1628, or
Roy at 563-526-8848, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E
Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 1:30pm Sun Apr 12.
Dale Thomas Band, $10; for information,
call 563-284-5165, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E
Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Fri Apr 17.
Lost Country Dancers Dance, $7; for
information, call 309-764-9357, Walcott
Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7:30pm
Fri Apr 24.
Beer, Brats, and Ballet!, Ballet Quad
Cities fundraiser for the companys bullyingprevention program that travels to area
schools, featuring freshly grilled brats with all
the trimmings, sides, beer, dancing, and a silent
auction; $40; for information, call 309-786-3779,

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CityView Celebrations, 701 12th St., Moline, IL,


BalletQuadCities.com, 6pm Sat Apr 25.
Lyle Beaver Trios Welcome Home Dance,
$10; for information, call 563-284-5165, Walcott
Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Fri
May 1.
Lost Country Dancers Dance, $7; for
information, call 309-764-9357, Walcott
Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7:30pm
Fri May 29.

COMEDY

Scott & Rock Island Counties


March & April

The Bix BeiderBomb Comedy Workshop,


on Thursdays; $3 to see comedians from
all walks of life perform in a jazzy setting;
hosted and produced by Andrew King; free
for performers; for information, call 563-3282929, Boozies Bar & Grill, 114 1/2 W. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, Facebook.com/BixBeiderBomb,
8pm Thu Mar 19 thru Thu Apr 30.
The Speakeasy Laugh Hard, an evening
of comedians from across the Midwest; $3; for
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa
21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 8pm Fri Mar 20.
Studio Series Fridays, comedy show for
ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz ticket; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-1111, The
Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Fri Mar 20 thru
Fri Apr 24.
ComedySportz, Fridays & Saturdays;
interactive comedy with the areas longrunning improv troupe; $12; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-1111 or e-mail Info@
ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment, 220
19th St., Rock Island, IL, ComedySportzQC.com,
7pm Fri Mar 20 thru Sat Apr 25.

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COMEDY

Scott & Rock Island Counties


March & April

The Blacklist, Fridays & Saturdays; an


evening of standup with the area comedians;
$5; for tickets and information, call 309-7819617, The Backroom Comedy Theater, 1510 N.
Harrison St., Davenport, IA, BlacklistComedy.
com, 9pm Fri Mar 20 thru Sat Apr 25.
Hoo Ha Comedy, an evening with the
nationally-touring comediennes from Chicago;
$10; for tickets and information, call 309-7819617, The Backroom Comedy Theater, 1510 N.
Harrison St., Davenport, IA, BlacklistComedy.
com, 9pm Sat Mar 21.
The Establishment Stands Up, comedy
show for ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz ticket;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-1111,
The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Sat Mar 21.
Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays;
for information, call 563-424-5506, BREW, 1104
Jersey Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA, Facebook.com/
EastVillageCoffee, 9pm Sun Mar 22 thru Sun
Apr 26.
Comedy Open Mic Night, on Wednesdays;
for information, call 309-781-9617, The
Backroom Comedy Theater, 1510 N. Harrison
St., Davenport, IA, BlacklistComedy.com,
7:30pm Wed Mar 25 thru Wed Apr 29.
Bobby Ray Bunch, an evening with the
standup comedian; for information, call
563-729-1035, 129 Coffee & Wine Bar, 129
N. Cody Rd., LeClaire, IA, Facebook.com/
pages/129/138916382868336, 8pm Fri Mar 27.
The Blacklist: Backroom Comedy
Showcase, an evening of standup with the
area comedians; $5; for tickets and information,
call 309-781-9617, The Backroom Comedy
Theater, 1510 N. Harrison St., Davenport, IA,
BlacklistComedy.com, 9pm Fri Mar 27.
Studio Series: Survivor, comedy show
for ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz ticket; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-1111, The
Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Sat Mar 28.
The #soblessed Comedy Show, an evening
with comedians Jim Petersen, Bobby Ray
Bunch, and headliner Christopher Schlichting,
hosted by Andrew King; $10-12; for information
and tickets, call 309-786-7733, ext. 2, The Circa
21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 8pm Sat Mar 28.
The Blacklist: Blacklist Against Humanity,
an evening of standup with the area
comedians; $5; for tickets and information,
call 309-781-9617, The Backroom Comedy
Theater, 1510 N. Harrison St., Davenport, IA,
BlacklistComedy.com, 9pm Sat Mar 28.
Studio Series: Wisenheimer, comedy
show for ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz ticket;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-1111,
The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Sat Apr 4.
Rock City Live, on Saturdays; My Verona
Productions presents a sketch-comedy show
in the vein of Saturday Night Live; $10-12; for
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa
21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 8pm Sat Apr 4 and Sat Apr 11.
Ben Kronberg, an evening with the
nationally-touring comedian seen on Comedy
Central, MTV, ABC, & NBC; $10; for tickets
and information, call 309-781-9617, The
Backroom Comedy Theater, 1510 N. Harrison
St., Davenport, IA, BlacklistComedy.com, 9pm
Fri Apr 10.
Studio Series: Goon River, comedy show
for ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz ticket; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-1111, The
Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Sat Apr 11.
Studio Series: Band Wagon, comedy show
for ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz ticket; for

tickets and information, call 309-786-1111, The


Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Sat Apr 18.
Studio Series: 309, comedy show for ages
17+; $5 or free with CSz ticket; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-1111, The
Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Sat Apr 25.

May & June


Studio Series Fridays, comedy show for
ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz ticket; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-1111, The
Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Fri May 1 thru
Fri Jun 5.
ComedySportz, Fridays & Saturdays;
interactive comedy with the areas longrunning improv troupe; $12; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-1111 or e-mail Info@
ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment, 220
19th St., Rock Island, IL, ComedySportzQC.com,
7pm Fri May 1 thru Sat Jun 6.
The Blacklist, Fridays & Saturdays; an
evening of standup with the area comedians;
$5; for tickets and information, call 309-7819617, The Backroom Comedy Theater, 1510 N.
Harrison St., Davenport, IA, BlacklistComedy.
com, 9pm Fri May 1 thru Sat Jun 6.
Studio Series Saturdays, comedy show
for ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz ticket; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-1111, The
Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Sat May 2 thru
Sat Jun 6.
Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays;
for information, call 563-424-5506, BREW, 1104
Jersey Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA, Facebook.com/
EastVillageCoffee, 9pm Sun May 3 thru Sun
Jun 7.
Comedy Open Mic Night, on Wednesdays;
for information, call 309-781-9617, The
Backroom Comedy Theater, 1510 N. Harrison
St., Davenport, IA, BlacklistComedy.com,
7:30pm Wed May 6 thru Wed Jun 10.
The Bix BeiderBomb Comedy Workshop,
on Thursdays; $3 to see comedians from
all walks of life perform in a jazzy setting;
hosted and produced by Andrew King; free
for performers; for information, call 563-3282929, Boozies Bar & Grill, 114 1/2 W. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, Facebook.com/BixBeiderBomb,
8pm Thu May 7 thru Thu Jun 4.
Rock City Live, on Saturdays; My Verona
Productions presents a sketch-comedy show
in the vein of Saturday Night Live; $10-12; for
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa
21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 8pm Sat May 9 and Sat May 16.
The Speakeasy Laugh Hard, an evening
of comedians from across the Midwest; $3; for
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa
21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 8pm Fri May 15.
Stand-Up Face-Off, competition between
dueling standup comedians; for information,
call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa 21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 8pm Sat May 23.
Bobby Ray Bunchs Standup Comedy
Showcase, an evening with the touring
comedian and special guests; for information,
call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa 21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 8pm Sat May 30.

Outlying Areas

The Catacombs of Comedy Showcase,


on Mondays; hosted by Tom Garland; $3-5;
for information, call 319-337-6464, Iowa
City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA,
IowaCityYachtClub.org, 10pm Mon Mar 23
thru Mon Jun 8.
Cameron Esposito, a Mission Creek
Festival evening with the Los Angeles-based

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standup comic, actor, and writer; $15-20; for
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 7pm Wed Apr 1.
Comedy XPeriment, long- and short-form
improvisation with scenes created based on
suggestions from the audience; $10; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Des Moines Civic Centers
Stoner Theatre, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA,
ComedyXperiment.weebly.com, 7:30pm Fri
Apr 3 and Sat Apr 4.
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay
Man, modern-romance comedy based on the
international best-seller; Tue.-Fri. 7:30pm, Sat.
8pm, Sun. 3pm; for information and tickets,
call 515-246-2300, Civic Center of Greater Des
Moines Temple Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des
Moines, IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, Tue Apr
14 thru Sun Apr 19.
The Janice Ian Experience, an all-female
improv group from Iowa City; free, The Mill, 120
E. Burlington St., Iowa City, IA, ICMill.com, 9pm
Thu Apr 16.
Sex Tips for Straight Women from
a Gay Man, modern-romance comedy
based on the international best-seller; for
information and tickets, call 515-246-2300,
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines Temple
Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, 5pm Sat Apr
18.
This Is Only a Test, University of Iowa
students studying stand-up comedy perform
their end-of-semester showcase; hosted by
local comedian and professor Megan Gogerty;
free; for information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
Englert.org, 6pm Sat May 9.
The Janice Ian Experience, an all-female
improv group from Iowa City; free, The Mill, 120
E. Burlington St., Iowa City, IA, ICMill.com, 9pm
Thu May 14.
Comedy XPeriment: 12th-Anniversary
Shows, long- and short-form improvisation
with scenes created based on suggestions
from the audience; $10; for tickets, call 800745-3000, Des Moines Civic Centers Stoner
Theatre, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA,
ComedyXperiment.weebly.com, 7:30pm Fri
May 15 and Sat May 16.
Lewis Black, concert event with the standup comedian, actor, and author; $36-56; for
tickets and information, call 877-677-3456,
Riverside Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway
22, Riverside, IA, RiversideCasinoAndResort.
com, 8pm Fri May 29 and Sat May 30.

MUSEUMS
EXHIBITS

The Signature of Baseball, exhibit of a


large portion of Randy L. Kaplans collection
of autographed baseballs from world leaders
and heads of state; the exhibit features over
180 signed baseballs from leaders, both past
and present, from all over the globe, including
the late South African President Nelson
Mandela, former leaders Mikhail Gorbachev
and Margaret Thatcher, and President Barack
Obama; 9am-5pm daily; for information, call
319-643-6033, Herbert Hoover Presidential
Library & Museum, 210 Parkside Dr., West
Branch, IA, Hoover.archives.gov, Thu Mar 19
thru Sun Mar 22.
Kaleidoscopia!, step into the world of
kaleidoscope artist Tom Chouteau as he
explores color and light with his larger than life
kaleidoscopes; Tom will feature over a dozen
kaleidoscopes in the exhibition as well as
operate an in-gallery studio so you can watch
him create a new scope right before your eyes;
Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; free with
$3-5 museum admission; for information, call
563-322-8844 or e-mail kelly.lao@gahc.org,
German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd

St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, Thu Mar 19 thru


Sat Apr 4.
Alien Worlds and Androids, a touring,
interactive museum exhibition featuring
scientific and educational content from the
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and NASA;
join scientists in their search for alien life
within and beyond our solar system, discover
strange alien-like creatures found here on
Earth, and learn about the technologies used
to explore remote solar systems and extreme
environments found on Earth; $11-14.50; for
tickets and information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport,
IA, Putnam.org, Thu Mar 19 thru Mon May 25.
A Look at the Book, an exhibit exploring
the book since Johannes Gutenberg featuring
historical works, book binding, and printing
tools, and contemporary books & art; Tue.-Sat.
10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; free with $3-5
admission; for information, call 563-322-8844 or
e-mail Centennial Bridge. For more information
contact Kelly at 563-322-8844 or kelly.lao@
gahc.org, German American Heritage Center,
712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, Thu
Mar 19 thru Wed Jun 10.
The Making of the Great Humanitarian,
exhibit on how World War I dramatically altered
the life of Herbert Hoover from successful
mining engineer to The Great Humanitarian;
9am-5pm daily; for information, call 319-6435301, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library &
Museum, 210 Parkside Dr., West Branch, IA,
Hoover.archives.gov, Sat Apr 18 thru Wed Jun
10.
Miniature Book Society, featuring local
work by Joseph Lappie, Meghan Hollister,
Andrew Huot, Elaine Kaple, Bruce Walters,
Aimee Ford, and more; Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm,
Sun. noon-4pm; free with $3-5 admission;
for information, call 563-322-8844 or e-mail
Centennial Bridge. For more information
contact Kelly at 563-322-8844 or kelly.lao@
gahc.org, German American Heritage Center,
712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, Sun
May 3 thru Wed Jun 10.

EVENTS

Pysanky for Beginners: Spring Workshop,


join the Egg Heads from Zion Lutheran as
we learn the intricate art of Pysanky egg
decorating; $20-25; for information and to
register, call 563-322-8844, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
GAHC.org, 9am Sat Mar 21.
Pysanky Advanced: Spring Workshop, join
the Egg Heads from Zion Lutheran as we learn
the intricate art of Pysanky egg decorating;
$20-25; for information and to register, call 563322-8844, German American Heritage Center,
712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, 1pm
Sat Mar 21.
Putnam Museum Guild Monthly Tea,
this months program consists of Millinery for
the Derby and Beyond by Brooke Terronez,
followed by a short meeting of the Guild and
refreshments; free and open to the public;
for information, call 563-322-7961, Putnam
Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA,
Putnam.org, 1:30pm Thu Mar 26.
Eiermarkt: Easter Market, in GAHC gift
shop; see how Europeans celebrate the coming
of spring with traditional and unique egg crafts,
hot cross buns, and more; free; for information
and to register, call 563-322-8844 ore e-mail
kelly.lao@gahc.org, German American Heritage
Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.
org, 10am Sat Mar 28.
Putnam Museum Guild Monthly Tea, this
months program consists of a Nahant Ranger
speaking on Nahant Marsh-A Hidden Secret,
followed by a short meeting of the Guild and
refreshments; free and open to the public;
for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam
Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA,
Putnam.org, 1:30pm Thu Apr 30.

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Putnam Museum Guild Annual Luncheon,
for information, call 563-324-1933, Steeplegate
Inn, 100 W 76th St., Davenport, IA, Putnam.org,
12pm Thu May 21.

MOVIES
March

Drakes Homecoming: The Lost Footage,


a film of Grammy Award-winning and
platinum-selling recording artist Drakes 2009
homecoming performance at Torontos Sound
Academy, Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX,
3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, FathomEvents.
com, 7:30pm Thu Mar 19.
St. Vincent, a screening of the hit Bill Murray
comedy in the Brown Bag Lunch & Movie Series;
free; for information, call 309-523-3440, River
Valley District Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron,
IL, RiverValleyLibrary.org, 1pm Thu Mar 19.
Deepsea Challenge 3D, undersea
documentary produced by James Cameron;
for information and tickets, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport,
IA, Putnam.org, Thu Mar 19 thru Tue Mar 31.
Journey to Space 3D, short documentary
provides a timely review of how NASA has been
transitioning from the end of the Space Shuttle
Era to a much more ambitious future that will
forever change how we live and operate in
space as a species; for information and tickets,
call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, Thu Mar 19
thru Tue Mar 31.
The Final Season, screening of the baseball
movie in conjunction with the Signature of
Baseball exhibit; for information, call 319643-5301, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
& Museum, 210 Parkside Dr., West Branch, IA,
Hoover.archives.gov, 2pm Sat Mar 21.
Ancient Monster Hunters, a screening in
the 52nd annual Effigy Mounds Winter Film
Festival; Sat. & Sun. hourly showings from
10am-3pm, Mon. 1pm; with art by photocontest winners from Silos and Smokestacks;
free; for information, call 563-873-3491 ext. 202,
Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy
76, Harpers Ferry, IA, NPS.gov.efmo, Sat Mar 21
thru Mon Mar 23.
Letters Home from Hero Street, screening
of Kelly and Tammy Rundles 30-minute film
drawing on the letters home from one of eight
soldiers who were lost to war, all of whom
lived on 2nd Street in Silvis, IL; Q&A with the
filmmakers following; free; for information,
call 309-764-2400, Hampton United Methodist
Church, Hampton, 5pm Sun Mar 22.
Sino Cinema Series: Beijing Rocks, Mabel
Cheungs film about the rock and roll music
scene in Beijing in the 90s; free; for information,
call 309-200-0978, Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, RozzTox.com, 8pm Sun Mar 22.
The Sound of Music, a screening of the
Oscar-winning Julie Andrews musical; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISseniors.org, 1pm Tue Mar
24.
Thunder Soul - Sound City, screenings of
the documentaries in the Redstone Reels series;
free; for information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 6pm Tue Mar 24.
Recent Releases, watch a recent DVD,
hear trivia about how the movie was made,
and enjoy cookies and lemonade; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Tue
Mar 24.
Friday Movie Fest, pop into the library for
a free family movie and popcorn on an early
dismissal day for Rock Island/Milan schools;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th

St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm


Fri Mar 27.
Movie Matinee, children must be
accompanied by an adult; free; for information,
call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th
St., Silvis, IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 2pm Fri Mar 27.
10th Annual Environmental Film Festival,
10th-annual screenings of environmentallythemed films, featuring filmmaker Deia
Schlosberg of Pale Blue Dot Media giving the
Ellwood F. Curtis Family Lectureship in Public
Affairs, and discussing her movies and how she
has used film to describe her concerns about
the Earth; free, Olin Auditorium, Augustana
College, Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/
environmentalfilmfest, 11am Sat Mar 28.
Backyard, a screening in the 10th Annual
Environmental Film Festival; half-hour
documentary focusing on the stories of five
Americans whose lives have been significantly
impacted by the oil and gas extraction
occurring around them; free, Olin Auditorium,
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, augustana.
edu/academics/majors--areas-of-study/
geology/environmental-film-fest, 2:15pm Sat
Mar 28.
DamNation, a screening in the 10th Annual
Environmental Film Festival; the documentary
explores the sea change in our national attitude
from pride in big dams as engineering wonders
to the growing awareness that our own future
is bound to the life and health of our rivers;
free, Olin Auditorium, Augustana College, Rock
Island, IL, augustana.edu/academics/majors-areas-of-study/geology/environmental-filmfest, 11am Sat Mar 28.
Wild America: Our Favorite Animals, a
screening in the 52nd annual Effigy Mounds
Winter Film Festival; Sat. & Sun. hourly
showings from 10am-3pm, Mon. 1pm; with
art by photo-contest winners from Silos and
Smokestacks; free; for information, call 563873-3491 ext. 202, Effigy Mounds National
Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, IA, NPS.
gov.efmo, Sat Mar 28 thru Mon Mar 30.
Pretty Slick, a screening in the 10th
Annual Environmental Film Festival; James
Foxs documentary on the largest man-made
environmental disaster in U.S. history; free, Olin
Auditorium, Augustana College, Rock Island,
IL, augustana.edu/academics/majors--areasof-study/geology/environmental-film-fest,
12:30pm Sat Mar 28.

April
Deepsea Challenge 3D, undersea
documentary produced by James Cameron;
for information and tickets, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport,
IA, Putnam.org, Wed Apr 1 thru Thu Apr 30.
Journey to Space 3D, short documentary
provides a timely review of how NASA has been
transitioning from the end of the Space Shuttle
Era to a much more ambitious future that will
forever change how we live and operate in
space as a species; for information and tickets,
call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, Wed Apr 1
thru Thu Apr 30.
Independent Movie, with a post-film
discussion and free pop corn; in Mandarin
(takes place in Taiwan); for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Apr 2.
Empire Records, a screening of the film
comedy in the Redstone Reels series; free;
for information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 6pm Wed Apr 8.
Discovering the Dutch, a screening in the
World Adventure Series presented by Sandy
Mortimer; 1 & 7pm; $6.50-8.50; for information,
call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, 1pm Tue
Apr 14.

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MOVIES
April

Afternoon Classic Films, enjoy a classic film


on the big screen; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Apr 15.
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, a
screening of the 1965 spy thriller; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Tue
Apr 21.
Umphreys McGee Live, a screening of
the concert film in the Redstone Reels series;
free; for information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 6pm Tue Apr 21.
Julien Dubuque International Film
Festival, a four-day celebration of independent
film and special events that fosters connections
and exposure to yield substantial results for the
independent filmmaker, Hotel Julien, 200 Main
St., Dubuque, IA, JulienFilmFest.com, Thu Apr
23 thru Sun Apr 26.
The Met: Cavallera Rusticana / Pagliacci,
HD screening of Mascagnis and Leoncavallos
operas; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E.
53rd St., Davenport, IA, FathomEvents.com,
11:30am Sat Apr 25.
Recent Releases, watch a recent DVD,
hear trivia about how the movie was made,
and enjoy cookies and lemonade; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Tue
Apr 28.
The Met: Cavallera Rusticana / Pagliacci,
HD screening of Mascagnis and Leoncavallos
operas; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E.
53rd St., Davenport, IA, FathomEvents.com,
6:30pm Wed Apr 29.

May & June


Journey to Space 3D, short documentary
provides a timely review of how NASA has been
transitioning from the end of the Space Shuttle
Era to a much more ambitious future that will
forever change how we live and operate in
space as a species; for information and tickets,
call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, Fri May 1
thru Mon May 25.
The Millionaires Unit, the film tells the
great untold story of early American aviation in
World War I; Darrach Greer speaks before the
screening; for information, call 319-643-5301,
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum,
210 Parkside Dr., West Branch, IA, Hoover.
archives.gov, 1pm Sat May 2.
Independent Movie, with a post-film
discussion and free popcorn; in French (takes
place in Canada); for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 5:45pm Thu May 7.
Paths of Glory, a screening of Stanley
Kubricks World War I drama; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm
Wed May 13.
Afternoon Classic Films, enjoy a classic film
on the big screen; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Wed May 20.
Recent Releases, watch a recent DVD,
hear trivia about how the movie was made,
and enjoy cookies and lemonade; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount

Jersey Boys @ Adler Theatre - April 21


through 26
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Tue
May 26.
Independent Movie, with a post-film
discussion and free pop corn; in Mandarin
(takes place in Singapore); for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Jun 4.

SPORTS

March & April


Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Wichita Thunder; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Fri Mar 27.
Caged Aggression XV: Dedication,
multiple championship title fights and more
than 20 different teams in a two-night event
featuring an all-amateur card on Friday and
an all-professional card on Saturday; $30-60;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Davenport
RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport, IA,
CagedAggressionEvents.com, 7:30pm Fri Mar
27 and Sat Mar 28.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Brampton Beast; $10-28; for
tickets, call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com,
7pm Wed Apr 1.
Quad City Mallards, professional ice hockey
game vs. the Tulsa Oilers; $10-28; for tickets,
call 309-277-1364, i wireless Center, 1201 River
Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 7:05pm Sat
Apr 11.
Quad City Rollers, the QCAs premier allfemale flat-track roller derby team; $10-12, ages
12 & under free, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, BrownPaperTickets.com/
event/1155609, 6pm Sat Apr 11.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Clinton
Lumberkings; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 1:15pm Sun Apr 12.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Clinton
Lumberkings; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Mon Apr 13.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Clinton
Lumberkings; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Tue Apr 14.
Sand Volleyball Tournament: Spike
for the Health of It, register by Mar. 29 for
18th-annual co-ed, 6 vs. 6 sand volleyball
tournament is the primary fund-raiser for
the St. Ambrose Student Physical Therapy
Organization; teams must be comprised of
at least three females and three males with
a maximum of eight players; every team is
guaranteed three games and the tournament
will accept 20 teams this year; prizes will be
awarded; $80/team fee includes t-shirts for
up to eight players, food, and beverages; for
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e-mail theisenmegank@sau.edu, Junge Park,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/alumni, 10am Sat Apr
18.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Kane
County Cougars; for information and tickets,
call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 6pm Sat Apr 18.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Kane
County Cougars; for information and tickets,
call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 1:15pm Sun Apr 19.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Kane
County Cougars; for information and tickets,
call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Mon Apr 20.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Burlington
Bees; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
7pm Fri Apr 24.
Quad City Rollers, the QCAs premier allfemale flat-track roller derby team; $10-12, ages
12 & under free, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, BrownPaperTickets.com/
event/1155609, 6pm Sat Apr 25.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Burlington
Bees; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
6pm Sat Apr 25.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Burlington
Bees; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
1:15pm Sun Apr 26.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Cedar
Rapids Kernels; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 11am Tue Apr 28.
WWE Smackdown, matches with WWE
superstars Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Seth
Rollins, Bray Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus,
The Big Show, Kane, Mark Henry, The Divas, and
others; $18.50-108.50; for tickets, call 800-7453000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
iwirelessCenter.com, 6:45pm Tue Apr 28.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Cedar
Rapids Kernels; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Wed Apr 29.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Cedar
Rapids Kernels; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu Apr 30.

May & June


Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Wisconsin
Timber Rattlers; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu May 7.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Wisconsin
Timber Rattlers; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm thru Fri May 8.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Wisconsin
Timber Rattlers; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 6pm Sat May 9.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Beloit
Snappers; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Mon May 11.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Beloit
Snappers; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209

S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.


jsp?sid=t565, 11am Tue May 12.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Beloit
Snappers; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 11am Wed May 13.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Beloit
Snappers; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu May 14.
Quad City Rollers, the QCAs premier allfemale flat-track roller derby team; $10-12, ages
12 & under free, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, BrownPaperTickets.com/
event/1155609, 6pm Sat May 16.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Peoria
Chiefs; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
7pm Fri May 22.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Peoria
Chiefs; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
6pm Sat May 23.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Peoria
Chiefs; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
1:15pm Sun May 24.
2015 Quad Cities Criterium, 50thanniversary racing celebration; for
information, e-mail campmcjulie@aol.com,
Village of East Davenport, Davenport, IA,
VillageOfEastDavenport.com, Mon May 25.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Peoria
Chiefs; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
5:15pm Mon May 25.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Kane
County Cougars; for information and tickets,
call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Tue May 26.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Kane
County Cougars; for information and tickets,
call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Wed May 27.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Kane
County Cougars; for information and tickets,
call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu May 28.
Fighting Bee Golf Classic, join St. Ambrose
alumni and friends for a great day of golf
hosted by athletic director and mens basketball
coach Ray Shovlain; tournament proceeds will
benefit more than 800 SAU student athletes
participating in 23 varsity athletic programs;
10am check-in, 11am shotgun start; for
information and to reserve, call 563-333-5737
or e-mail alumni@sau.edu, Emeis Golf Course,
4500 West Central Park Ave., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/alumni, 10am Fri May 29.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Lansing
Lugnuts; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Wed Jun 10.

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March

Spring Fever Trivia Night, Cash prizes will


be awarded for first, second, and third places;
individual reservations will be placed at tables
where they can; snacks and non-alcoholic
drinks can be brought in for your table; pop
machine available; 10 rounds of questions

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with 10; questions in each round; teams of
6-8, $10/person; 6:30pm doors, 7pm trivia; for
information and to reserve, call 309-737-4280,
Church of Peace United Church of Christ, 1114
12th St, Rock Island, IL, ChurchOfPeaceUCC.org,
7pm Fri Mar 20.
Saint Alphonsus Lenten Fish Fry, featuring
baked and deep fried fish, onion rings, french
fries, cole slaw, roll and beverage; grilled cheese
sandwiches also available, with a wide variety
of desserts for only $1 each; raffle and 50/50
conducted; $4-9; for information, call 563-3220987, St. Alphonsus Church, 2626 Boies Ave.,
Davenport, IA, StAlphonsusDav.org, 4pm Fri
Mar 20.
Clothing Giveaway at Broadway Church,
featuring many items in womens, mens,
childrens, and babies; for information, call 309786-2631 or e-mail broadway@broadwayqc.
org, Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd
St., Rock Island, IL, BroadwayQC.org, 10am Sat
Mar 21.
St. Ambrose University Trivia Night, 10
rounds of questions on various subjects, 6-8
players per team; bring your own snacks; drinks
are available for purchase (no outside drinks
allowed); childcare available (with donation)
for children of all ages at the St. Ambrose
Childrens Campus; proceeds support student
scholarships; $64-80/table; for information, call
563-333-6290 email alumni@sau.edu, Rogalski
Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7pm Sat Mar 21.
Trivia Night at the LeClaire Civic Center,
doors open at 6:30pm, trivia starts at 7pm.
8-person teams; $10 per person; with door
prizes, 10 Mulligans for $10; bring your
own snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks; for
information and to register, call Debbie at 563349-4403 or e-mail Smith5Grand@gmail.com,
LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S Cody Rd, LeClaire,
IA, 7pm Sat Mar 21.
Bottoms Up Quad City Burlesque, the
area artists perform with musical sets by Still
Standing and 9th St. Memory; for information,
call (309)797-9457, Rascals Live, 1414 15th St.,
Moline, IL, RascalsLive.com, 9pm Sat Mar 21.
Night Sky Observing with the Popular
Astronomy Club, in the parking lot at dusk,
weather permitting; telescopes will be available
or bring your own; free; for information, call
309-797-3120, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd.,
Coal Valley, IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com,
7pm Sat Mar 21.
Blind Wine Tasting, $15 for 15 wines; you
guess the varietals and win Faithful Pilot Prizes;
for information, call 563-289-4156, The Faithful
Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, LeClaire, IA,
VisitLeClaire.com, 3pm Sun Mar 22.
54th Annual Delegate Assembly, an
evening of music and worship, with musicians,
bands, and singers from a variety of different
member churches, Christ United Methodist
Church, Davenport North High School; 53rd
and Ripley, Davenport, IA, CUQCA.org, 7pm
Thu Mar 26.
Gourmet Goodie Shopping Trip, led by
Chef Stephanie Godke; visit Chicagos finest
markets and hidden gourmet shops; register by
Mar. 23; $90; for information and to register, call
309-796-8223, Black Hawk College Outreach
Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL,
BHC.edu/food, 7am Thu Mar 26.
Saint Alphonsus Lenten Fish Fry, featuring
baked and deep fried fish, onion rings, french
fries, cole slaw, roll and beverage; grilled cheese
sandwiches also available, with a wide variety
of desserts for only $1 each; raffle and 50/50
conducted; $4-9; for information, call 563-3220987, St. Alphonsus Church, 2626 Boies Ave.,
Davenport, IA, StAlphonsusDav.org, 4pm Fri
Mar 27.
12th Annual Henry Farnam Dinner, hosted
by River Action; annual celebration of the life
and work of Ralph Modjeski, who designed
the 1896 Government Bridge between Rock

Island and Davenport as his first bridge project;


with a cash bar, displays, raffles, a 6;20pm
dinner, a 7:30pm program, and more; $40;
for information, call 563-322-2969, Jumers
Casino & Hotel, 777 Jumer Dr., Rock Island, IL,
RiverAction.org, 6pm Fri Mar 27.
Grace Marine Grand Opening, with special
incentives on all new inventory, refreshments,
door prizes, games, and more; come see the
new showroom, Grace Marine, 905 Eagle Ridge
Road, LeClaire, IA, VisitLeClaire.com, 10am Fri
Mar 27.
QCCA Flower & Garden Show, annual event
featuring vendors, presentations, displays, and
more; Fri. & Sat. 10am-8pm, Sun. 10am-4pm;
$5-7; for information, call 309-788-5912, QCCA
Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
QCCAExpoCenter.com, 10am Fri Mar 27 thru
Sun Mar 29.
Heart of Hope Outreach Ministry Trivia
Night Fundraiser, fundraiser designed to
replace a badly leaking roof, with door prizes,
a silent auction, and more; 5pm doors, 5:30pm
trivia; food and non-alcoholic beverages
available for purchase; teams of eight, $10-12/
person; for information and to reserve, call 309428-4752, Martin Luther King Center, 7th Ave.&
9th St., Rock Island, IL, 5:30pm Sat Mar 28.
Quad City Audubon Society Field Trip, up
the river to Lock and Dam 13; free and open to
the public; for information, call 309-799-7192,
Brothers Restaurant, 1718 2nd Ave, Rapids City,
IL, 7am Sat Mar 28.
Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable
Tour, a unique blend of stand-up comedy,
food experimentation, talk show antics,
multimedia lecture, and live music, with
audience interaction strictly enforced; $38-127;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre,
136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com,
7:30pm Tue Mar 31.
Tasting Tuesday, $15/glass; for information,
call 563-729-1035, 129 Coffee & Wine Bar, 129
N. Cody Rd., LeClaire, IA, 5pm Tue Mar 31.
Happy Hour Wine Tasting, $15/person;
for information, call 563-729-1035, 129 Coffee
& Wine Bar, 129 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire, IA,
Facebook.com/pages/129/138916382868336,
5pm Tue Mar 31.

April
First Friday in LeClaire, featuring fun food
and cocktail sampling at the Mississippi River
Distilling Co., wine tasting at Wide River Winery,
live music, restaurant specials, and many shops
open late, Downtown LeClaire, LeClaire, IA,
VisitLeClaire.com, 5:30pm Fri Apr 3.
Good Friday Bake Sale, library fundraiser
co-sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Public
Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 21067;
with a great assortment of goodies and prices,
Easter treats, raffles, a 50/50 drawing, and more;
for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public
Library, 105 8th St., Silvis, IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
10am Fri Apr 3.
Good Friday Tenebrae, worship service of
lessons and sacred music with performances
by the Sanctuary Choir, Cecelian Carolers,
Cathedral Choir of Young Men and, First
Presbyterian Church of Davenport, 1702 Iowa
St., Davenport, IA, FPCDavenport.org, 7:30pm
Fri Apr 3.
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring awardwinning performers from across the Midwest;
$10; for tickets and information, call 309-7867733 ext. 2, The Circa 21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Fri Apr
3.
Easter Egg Scramble 5K, the start/finish will
be in the historic Village of East Davenport, and
the run is through scenic parks that overlook
the Mississippi River, Village of East Davenport,
Davenport, IA, VillageOfEastDavenport.com,
Sat Apr 4.

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April

Easter Egg Scramble 5K Run, run through


scenic parks that overlook the Mississippi River;
for information, e-mail campmcjulie@aol.
com, Village of East Davenport, Davenport, IA,
VillageOfEastDavenport.com, Sat Apr 4.
Easter Brunch at the Faithful Pilot, 10am
& 12:30pm seatings, and three courses for $35
per person; for information and to reserve, call
563-289-4156, The Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits,
117 N Cody Rd, LeClaire, IA, FaithfulPilot.com,
10am Sun Apr 5.
Recycled Mobility Equipment Collection,
on behalf of the All-Iowa Wheels for the
World Drive, St. Ambrose University will be
collecting manual wheelchairs, foldable
walkers, and aluminum crutches and canes
to be refurbished for persons with disabilities
in third-world countries; monetary donations
also be accepted to assist equipment repair
and provide mission trip scholarships; for
information, contact John Barr at BarrJohnO@
sau.edu or 563-333-6404, St. Ambrose Center
for Health Sciences Education, 1320 W.
Lombard St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 8am Fri
Apr 10 and Sat Apr 11.
5K Run and Walk for Epilepsy, proceeds
from this years event will help fund
camPossible! the Epilepsy Foundations
new camp for youth/teens with epilepsy;
at the finish line, participants can enjoy
beverages, snacks, and an after-party; with a
bounce house, human foosball, photo-booth,
face-painting, caricature artist, costumed
characters, silent auction, and more; $17-30;
for information, call 309-373-0377 or e-mail
efqc@efncil.org, Augustana College - PepsiCo
Center, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL, https://
secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.
php?event_id=12201, 9am Sat Apr 11.
Bacon & Beer Festival 2015, event brings
together the regions top eateries, pork
purveyors, and specialty craft brews in a oneday salute to the ultimate culinary match made
in hog heaven; for ages 21+, $25-50; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Davenport RiverCenter, 136
E. 3rd St, Davenport, IA, RiverCtr.com, 4:30pm
Sat Apr 11.
Quad City Audubon Society Field Trip, to
Cones Marsh, Iowa; free and open to the public;
for information, call 309-799-7192, Buffalo
Shores Recreation Area, off Highway 22, Buffalo,
IA, 7am Sat Apr 11.
Wine Festival Preview Dinner, a threecourse meal with perfectly paired Donelan
wines, with proceeds helping to fund
scholarships for students at St. Ambrose
University; $130/person, $1,350 table
sponsorship, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/winefest, 6pm Sat Apr 11.
Quad City Coin Club Annual Spring Coin
Show, with 80 tables offering US & foreign
coins, paper money, gold, silver, and coin
supplies; with a 1:30pm coin auction; free
door prizes every hour and a gold raffle; for
information, call 309-788-8726, Camden Center,
2701 1st St. East, Milan, IL, 9am Sun Apr 12.
Lunch with President and Mrs. Lincoln,
register by Apr. 7; witness the re-enactment of
the evening at the White House just before Mr.
and Mrs. Lincoln left for Fords Theatre, with
renowned actors Max and Donna Daniels; $24;
for information and to register, call 309-7968223, Rock Island Arsenal Golf Clubhouse, 1838
Gillespie, Arsenal Island, Rock Island, IL, BHC.
edu, 11:30am Tue Apr 14.
LeClaire Friends of the Library Annual
Spelling Bee, LeClaire City Hall, 325 Wisconsin
St., LeClaire, IA, LeClaire.lib.ia.us, 6pm Wed Apr
15.
Lunch with Harry and Bess Truman,

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Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse & Circa 21 Speakeasy


March through June

s Ive repeated ad nauseam in these pages,


I spent 11 years, from 1994 to 2005, as an
employee very happily included on the Circa 21
Dinner Playhouse payroll. Though you might
suspect otherwise, I am no longer on the Circa 21
Dinner Playhouse payroll. But I swear, I wouldnt
keep featuring the venue in these quarterly articles
if the theatre, and its sister venue the Circa 21
Speakeasy, didnt keep giving me so many reasons
to. Seriously, if there had been this many goings-on The Magic of David Casas
back when I was an employee, I likely wouldve
May 2
quit from exhaustion and high-tailed my lazy ass
across the river to work full-time for an independent newspa . Moving right along.
There are, of course, a number of theatrical offerings taking place at the Rock Island
venue over the next three months, with Circa 21s musical entertainment including the
comedy sequel The Church Basement Ladies in: The Last (Potluck) Supper (March 25
through May 16), the childrens book adaptation Fancy Nancy: The Musical (April 14
through May 15), and Rodgers & Hammerstein legendary The Sound of Music (May
20 through July 25). You also have until March 21 to catch the main-stage production
of Les Misrables ... and trust me, you should. Yet the playhouse and its conjoined, if
smaller, twin venue are about far more than plays this spring. Stand-up comedy, for
instance, will be in abundance on March 28, when the Speakeasy houses the #soblessed
Comedy Show, with Andrew King hosting a night with headliner Christopher
Schlichting and comedians Jim Petersen and Bobby Ray Bunch, the latter of whom
emcees his own evening in May 30s Bobby Ray Bunchs Standup Comedy Showcase.
More stand-up is on the springtime docket in March 20s and May 15s The Speakeasy
Laugh Hard and the dueling-comics event Standup Face-Off on May 23, while My
Verona Productions debuts a Saturday Night Live for the Quad Cities in the April 4
and 11 performances of Rock City Live, with a new version of the production scheduled
for May 9 and 16. The popular artists of Bottoms Up Quad City Burlesque strike
back with their new Fairy Tales presentation, running Fridays and Saturdays April 17
through 25. Beloved songs of the past will be delivered with glorious immediacy when
performer Robert Shaw stars in the Circa 21 concert event Dream Lover: A Salute to
Bobby Darin on April 23 and 24, while different tunes from a similar era are on hand in
the annual performances by pop icons The Lettermen, playing two shows on May 11.
And a master of prestidigitation takes over the Speakeasy on May 2 in the interactive,
family-friendly presentation The Magic of David Casas. There are actually even more
springtime Circa 21 and Speakeasy events worth bringing up 40s-era hits with The
Manny Lopez Big Band on April 10 and May 8, award-winning performers in the Viva
La Divas Drag Shows on April 3, May 1, and June 5 but I could only discuss them in
full if David Casas found a magical way to make my word count disappear. For more
information on Circa 21s springtime schedule, visit Circa21.com. Mike Schulz

register by Apr. 10 for the Midwest Writing


Center-sponsored luncheon with Bess and
Harry Truman, as portrayed by authors Dr.
Niel Johnson and Nancy Cramer; $25-40; for
tickets and information, call 563-324-1410,
Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel, 111 E. 2nd
St., Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org,
12pm Wed Apr 15.
Rebuilding Together Spring Trivia Night,
Mulligans, doublers and rent a geek options
at event; play benefits the work of Rebuilding
Together Quad Cities, a home repair charity
that helps elderly, disabled and low-income
homeowners live safely and independently
in their own homes; snacks welcome, cash
bar; $10/person, tables of 8; 6:30pm doors;
for information, call 563-322-6534, Knights of
Columbus Hall - Davenport, 1111 W. 35th St.,
Davenport, IA, RTQC.org, 7pm Fri Apr 17.
Bottoms Up Quad City Burlesque: Fairy
Tales, performance with the area burlesque
artists and comedians; Fri. & Sat. 8pm; $18-20;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733
ext. 2, The Circa 21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, Fri Apr 17 thru

Sat Apr 25.


4th-Annual Lids for Kids 5K Run/Walk
Fundraiser, hosted by the Spring Forward
Learning Center, with all proceeds benefiting
Spring Forward Learning Centers after-school
and summer programming; $25-40 registration;
for information, call 309-794-2102, Sunset
Park, 18th Ave & Sunset Rd, Rock Island, IL,
SpringForwardQCA.org, 9am Sat Apr 18.
Astronomy Day, an afternoon of astronomy
presented by the Popular Astronomy Club
and featuring indoor planetarium shows,
speakers, displays, demonstrations, safe solar
observing (weather permitting), childrens
crafts, door prizes, refreshments, and more;
free; for information, call 309-797-3120 or 309524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com, 2pm
Sat Apr 18.
Cars & Coffee in LeClaire, bring your
favorite rides and join them on the riverfront
in LeClaire for an all are welcome social
gathering, Downtown LeClaire, LeClaire, IA,
VisitLeClaire.com, 9am Sat Apr 18.
Gildas Run for Laughs 5K & 1 Mile Fun

Run, annual fundraiser for Gildas Club of the


Quad Cities; $25-30 registration; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7504, The District
of Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109 (office),
Rock Island, IL, GildasClubQC.org, 9am Sat Apr
18.
LeClaire Wine Hop, enjoy samples of wine
from participating businesses, with proceeds
to benefit Christmas in LeClaire, Downtown
LeClaire, LeClaire, IA, VisitLeClaire.com, 4pm Sat
Apr 18.
Night Sky Observing with the Popular
Astronomy Club, in the parking lot at dusk,
weather permitting; telescopes will be available
or bring your own; free; for information, call
309-797-3120, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd.,
Coal Valley, IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com,
7pm Sat Apr 18.
Money Smart Week Shred Day, bring
in personal papers for secure shredding by
the ARC of the Quad Cities Area; free; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 9:30am Sat
Apr 18.
Quad Cities on Tap Beer Festival, featuring
sampling of over 100 craft and specialty
releases from more than 50 breweries, food,
live music with the Candymakers, vendors,
and more; $35 & up; for ages 21 & older, IDs
required, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, AmericaOnTap.com/quad-citieson-tap, 3pm Sat Apr 18.
Earth Day Fundraiser for The Quad
City Food Forest, benefit to raise money
for plants and supplies for The Blackhawk
Gardens Community Food Forest in Davenport;
with food, drawings, an auction, plant sales,
massages, and more, plus live music by
Earth Ascending, The Tritones, MRG, Justin
Morrissey, Obie Bishop, Karl Beatty, Esme
Haferbier, and Zodizac; fpr information, e-mail
QC.EdibleLandscape@gmail.com, Fraternal
Order of Eagles (F.O.E.), 4401 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, FB.com/QC.FoodForest, 5pm Sat
Apr 18.
The L.I.V.E Event: Life is Valuable, No
Exceptions, sponsored by the Womens Choice
Center, and designed for high-school teens and
college-age young adults of all faiths, to help
equip 14-25 year old participants to handle
difficult conversations with those experiencing
an unplanned pregnancy; featuring nationallyknown motivational speaker and musician
Pat Millea; with music, trivia, games, food, and
prizes; $5 requested donation; for information
and to reserve, call 563-332-0475, Rogalski
Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
St., Davenport, IA, WomensChoiceCenter.com,
1pm Sun Apr 19.
Yom HaShoah, with speaker Irving Roth,
Holocaust survivor, writer, and internationallyknown educator, Temple Emanuel, 1115
Mississippi Ave, Davenport, IA, Facebook.com/
yomhashoahqc, Sun Apr 19.
Chicago Farmers and Ethnic Markets
Shopping Trip, led by Chef Stephanie Godke;
visit Chicagos finest markets and hidden
gourmet shops; register by Apr. 17; $90; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College Outreach Center, 301
Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL, BHC.edu/
food, 7am Tue Apr 21.
Chicago Farmers and Ethnic Markets
Shopping Trip, visit Chicagos finest markets
and hidden gourmet shop; $90; for information
and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk
College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the
Cities, East Moline, IL, BHC.edu/food, 7am Tue
Apr 21.
Community Shred Day, bring two
containers of personal papers for secure
shredding by the ARC of the Quad Cities
Area; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 10am Tue Apr 21.

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A Lifesaver Celebration, annual fundraiser
for the Child Abuse Council of the Quad
Cities; with live entertainment, live and silent
auctions, hearty hors douvres, and more;
for information, call 309-736-7170, i wireless
Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, ChildAbuseQC.
org, 5:30pm Thu Apr 23.
Shred Day, bring up to two boxes of
documents to the library to be taken away and
confidentially shredded; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am
Thu Apr 23.
13th Annual Fish & Fire Friendraiser, River
Actions annual fundraiser and celebration of
Earth Day, featuring a 5:30pm social hour, 7pm
dinner, and the presentation of the 16th-annual
Eddy Awards; $12-40; for information, call
563-322-2969, Black Hawk State Historic Site,
1510 46th Ave, Rock Island, IL, RiverAction.org,
5:30pm Fri Apr 24.
Beautiful Spring Fashion Show, sponsored
by St. Albans, St. Peters, and Trinity Episcopal
Churches; brunch followed by classy clothes
from Dress Barn and Maurcies; for information,
call 563-349-5452, Trinity Cathedral, 121 W.
12th St., Davenport, IA, 10am Sat Apr 25.
Moline Kiwanis Double Elimination
Bags Tournament, held in the U Parking Lot
behind Bent River Brewing Co. and Bier Stube;
cash prizes for 1st-4th place; $35-40/team
registration; for information, contact Kelly
Carnes at kmc.qca@gmail.com, Bent River
Brewing Company, 1413 5th Ave., Moline, IL,
GetMeRegistered.com/molinekiwanisbags,
12pm Sat Apr 25.
Money Smart Week Shred Day, bring
in personal papers for secure shredding by
the ARC of the Quad Cities Area; free; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 9:30am Sat Apr 25.
Quad City Audubon Society Field Trip,
to St. Mary Monastery; free and open to the
public; for information, call 309-799-7192, St.
Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave West, Rock
Island, IL, 7am Sat Apr 25.
Happy Hour Wine Tasting, $15/person;
for information, call 563-729-1035, 129 Coffee
& Wine Bar, 129 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire, IA,
Facebook.com/pages/129/138916382868336,
5pm Tue Apr 28.

May & June


First Friday in LeClaire, featuring fun food
and cocktail sampling at the Mississippi River
Distilling Co., wine tasting at Wide River Winery,
live music, restaurant specials, and many shops
open late, Downtown LeClaire, LeClaire, IA,
VisitLeClaire.com, 5:30pm Fri May 1.
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring awardwinning performers from across the Midwest;
$10; for tickets and information, call 309-7867733 ext. 2, The Circa 21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Fri May
1.
LeClaire Community Library Annual Book
Sale, in the Community Room; for information,
call 563-289-4242, LeClaire Community Library,
323 Wisconsin St, LeClaire, IA, LeClaire.lib.ia.us,
Fri May 1.
The Magic of David Casas, an interactive,
family-friendly evening with the master
illusionist; $12; for information and tickets,
call 309-786-7733 extension 2, The Circa 21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 7pm Sat May 2.
Village in Bloom: Festival of the Arts,
festival honoring the creative lives of John
and Isabel Bloom featuring student artwork,
student and professional performances, clowns,
puppets, concerts, face painting, clay sculpting,
mural making, street chalking and more; free,
Village of East Davenport, Davenport, IA,

VillageOfEastDavenport.com, 10am Sat May 2.


Pot a Plant, help us plant our gardens
and bring home a sample for yourself; make
a simple paper planter and pot the seedling
of your choice; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 3:30pm Fri May 8.
Black Hawk Hiking Club Hike #2500, a
celebration of the club and its achievement
of 2,500 hikes held over 95 years without a
cancellation; for information, contact Joe Taylor
at 309-736-6820 or jtaylor@visitquadcities.com,
Black Hawk State Historic Site, 1510 46th Ave,
Rock Island, IL, 1:30pm Sat May 9.
International Migratory Bird Day: Bird
Walk, for information, call 563-873-3491 ext.
202, Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151
Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, IA, NPS.gov/efmo, 10am
Sat May 9.
St. Ambrose University Spring
Commencement, seating is open with no
tickets required; free, i wireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline, IL, SAU.edu/commencement,
1pm Sat May 9.
Quad City Air Show, 29th-anniversary
celebration featuring aerial demonstrations,
presentations, information booths,
concessions, and more; $5-25, $50 carload
pass before Apr. 16; for information, call
563-349-7469, Davenport Municipal Airport,
9010 North Harrison Street, Davenport, IA,
QuadCityAirShow.com, 8am Sat May 9 and
Sun May 10.
Menke Observatory Star Party, a night of
stargazing beginning at sunset; visitors may
use the observatorys telescopes or bring their
own; free; for information, contact Robert
Mitchell at MitchellRobertC@sau.edu or 563333-6141, St. Ambrose Menke Observatory,
Wapsi River Environmental Center, Dixon, IL,
SAU.edu, 7:30pm Sat May 9.
Mothers Day Brinch, 10am & 12:30pm
seating, with three courses for $35 per person;
for information and to reserve, call 563-2894156, The Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N
Cody Rd, LeClaire, IA, FaithfulPilot.com, Sun
May 10.
2015 Livefit w/ Lupus Race & Festival,
participants can select between the 1/2
Marathon, the new 10K race, the 5K, or the Kids
1-Mile Fun Run, Downtown LeClaire, LeClaire,
IA, VisitLeClaire.com, Sat May 16.
Walk MS Quad Cities, the annual one- or
three-mile walk along Duck Creek raises
awareness for Multiple Sclerosis and the
many Quad Citians afflicted with the illness,
while also raising money for medical research;
registration includes access to our online
fundraising tools, clearly marked scenic routes,
snacks and refreshments at rest stops, support
vans, a finish line celebration and more;
8:30-10am check-in; for information, call 800582-5296 or e-mail specialevents@mssociety.
org, or contact Randy Stevenson at 563-7232204, Veterans Memorial Park, 1645 23rd St.,
Bettendorf, IA, WalkMNM.nationalmssociety.
org, 8:30am Sat May 16.
Night Sky Observing with the Popular
Astronomy Club, in the parking lot at dusk,
weather permitting; telescopes will be available
or bring your own; free; for information, call
309-797-3120, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd.,
Coal Valley, IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com,
7pm Sat May 16.
Wine Festival Wine Tasting, on the
St. Ambrose lawn; sip your way through a
spectacular assortment of 150 wines from
around the world and try culinary highlights
from Quad-City restaurants; proceeds help
fund scholarships for students at St. Ambrose;
$45-50, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/winefest, 3pm Sat
May 16.
Monster Jam, the monster-truck touring
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$5-10 pit party tickets; for tickets, call 800-7453000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline,
IL, iwirelessCenter.com, Sat May 16 and Sun
May 17.
Lunch at Lavender Crest Winery, register
by May 13 for the event hosted by Black Hawk
College; followed by a tour of the facility; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Lavender Crest Winery, 5401 US Highway 6,
Colona, IL, BHC.edu, 11:30am Wed May 20.
Iowa Renaissance Festival, thru May
25; annual event featuring 200 costumed
characters, 55 artisan merchants, five stages
of entertainment, three living history
encampments, beer garden & wine, food court,
numerous demonstrations, hands-on activities
and an equestrian jousting tournament; $6-10;
for information, e-mail greg@festint.com, Middle
Amana Community Park, 27th Ave., Middle
Amana, IA, IowaRenFest.com, 11am Sat May 23.
Happy Hour Wine Tasting, $15/person;
for information, call 563-729-1035, 129 Coffee
& Wine Bar, 129 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire, IA,
Facebook.com/pages/129/138916382868336,
5pm Tue May 26.
Mel Fosters Color the Quads 5K and
Kids Color Dash, a unique race that allows
runners and walkers to get blasted with bursts
of color powder on the course; at the foam
station, participants can run or walk through
walls of colored foam; at the new paint station,
volunteers will have fully loaded squirt guns to
color every runner/walker; the event benefits
three local organizations; Bethany Home for
Children & Families; Gigis Playhouse; and Handin-Hand; $35-45 registration, Cumberland
Square, 2300 Spruce Hills Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
ColorTheQuads.com, 4pm Sat May 30.
Quad Cities Comic Book Convention,
featuring dealers from three states specializing
in comic books new and old, toys, and
related items; if you have old comics lying
around, dealers are buying; free admission;
for information, call Alan at 309-657-1599,
Ramada Inn - Bettendorf, 3020 Utica Ridge Rd,
Bettendorf, IA, EpGuides.com/comics, 10am Sat
May 30.
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring awardwinning performers from across the Midwest;
$10; for tickets and information, call 309-7867733 ext. 2, The Circa 21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Fri Jun 5.
Make-A-Wish Illinois Walk & Run for
Wishes, individuals and teams can participate
and raise funds to make wishes come true for
local children with life-threatening medical
conditions; the event includes a 5K fun run
and 1-mile fun walk; refreshments, music, and
other entertainment round out the celebration,
with prizes awarded for top fundraisers as well
as best youth and adult costumes; 9am brief
program and childrens parade, 9:30am walk
and run; $10-35 registration, Ben Butterworth
Memorial Parkway, 3000 River Dr., Moline, IL,
WalkRunWish.org, 9am Sat Jun 6.

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Menke Observatory Star Party, a night of


stargazing beginning at sunset; visitors may
use the observatorys telescopes or bring their
own; free; for information, contact Robert
Mitchell at MitchellRobertC@sau.edu or 563333-6141, St. Ambrose Menke Observatory,
Wapsi River Environmental Center, Dixon, IL,
SAU.edu, 7:30pm Sat Jun 6

Outlying Areas

Girls Day Out, spruce up your spring


wardrobe by learning the art of scarf tying, and
enjoy snacks and drinks; for information, call
563-242-9968, Gifts Galore, 243 5th Ave. South,
Clinton, IA, Facebook.com/giftsgaloreclinton,
10am Sat Mar 21.
International Day of Puppetry
Celebration, celebrate Eulenspiegel Puppet
Theatres 40th anniversary with short
performances, cake, beverages, fellowship,
and films; see puppets, photos, news clippings,
posters, and some of the many soft sculpted
trees featured in Eulenspiegel shows through
the years; the last event of the day will be a
screening of a documentary produced in 2005,
including footage of the West Liberty Childrens
Festival, the Muscatine County Fair Parade, and
Eulenspiegel touring gigs; free; for information,
call 319-627-2487 or e-mail owlglass@avalon.
net, Owl Glass Puppetry Center, 319 N. Calhoun,
West Liberty, IA, PuppetsPuppets.com, 2:30pm
Sat Mar 21.
The Salt Company, an evening with the
college ministry of Veritas Church in Iowa City;
free; for information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
Englert.org, 8pm Thu Mar 26.
Sixth Annual Garage Sale AMANiA
Fundraiser, the sale will take place downstairs
in the dance hall and lobby and upstairs in the
theatre lobby; all proceeds from the admission
price and the rental of tables will go toward
the fundraising goal of the not-for-profit Iowa
Theatre Artists Company; $1 entrance fee; for
information, call 319-622-3222 or e-mail itac@
southslope.net., Iowa Theatre Artists Company,
4709 220th Trail, Amana, IA, IowaTheatreArtists.
org, 8am Sat Mar 28.
A Shaken Not Stirred Affair, a benefit for
the Old Creamery Theatre; enjoy refreshments,
sneak peaks of 2015 shows, and a silent
auction; $35; for information and to reserve, call
319-622-6262, Clarion Hotel and Convention
Center, 525 33rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA,
OldCreamery.com, 6:30pm Sat Apr 11.
Taste of Home Cooking School 2015,
attendees will learn seasonal recipes from the
Taste of Home team that are perfect for every
holiday and occasion, and every skill level; $1020; for tickets and information, call 877-677-3456,
Riverside Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside, IA, RiversideCasinoAndResort.com,
7pm Tue Apr 14.

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OTHER EVENTS

Outlying Areas

Kites Over Hoover Park, 180 Go!, a team of


quad-line stunt kite fliers, will perform; bring
your kites; for information, call 319-643-5301,
Hoover Park, 1 Tidewater Dr., West Branch, IA,
Hoover.archives.gov, 10am Sat Apr 25.
Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market,
on Saturdays; presented by UnityPoint Health,
with the 40th-annual market spanning nine
city blocks; with UnityPoint Health staff and
volunteers on-site with fun and educational
programs, health screenings, safety checks, and
seasonally-appropriate recipe suggestions from
dieticians; for information, call 515-286-4907,
Historic Court District, Downtown, Des Moines,
IA, DesMoinesFarmersMarket.com, 7am Sat
May 2 thru Sat Jun 6.
Welcome to Night Vale, podcast
performance in the style of community
updates for the small desert town of Night Vale,
featuring local weather, news, announcements
from the Sheriffs Secret Police, mysterious
lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures
with unknowable powers, and cultural events;
$25; for information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
Englert.org, 7pm Sun May 3.
American Girl Fashion Show 2015, over
100 local girls serve as models representing
the American Girl in this fundraiser for the Iowa
Childrens Museum; Fri. 7pm, Sat. 10am, Sun.
2pm; $27; for tickets and information, call 319248-9370, Coralville Center for the Performing
Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.
org, Fri May 8 thru Sun May 10.
EntreFest 2015, May 20-22; 1000+ small
business owners, startup founders, corporate
innovators, and community builders gather to
help them grow their businesses and Iowas
economy; $249-299; for information, call 319688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, Wed May 20.

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March

Hometown Harvest: Intensive Backyard


Gardening, Master Gardener Tom Monroe will
discuss how to maximize yield on a small plot
of land; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Wed Mar 25.
Glacier Bay and Kenai Fjords, geology
lecture with Dr. Richard Baker, professor
emeritus in the Geoscience Department at
University of Iowa; free; for information, call
319-643-2541, Herbert Hoover National Historic
Site, off I-80 at exit 254, West Branch, IA, NPS.
gov/heho, 7pm Wed Mar 25.
Blueberries: Our Native Superfruit!, learn
more about growing this truly American berry
and the delicious things you can do with them
from Master Gardener LaRea McMillin; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Thu Mar
26.
Domestic Workers in the 19th Century,
learn about the lives of domestic servants of
the nineteenth century; free; for information,
call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th
St., Silvis, IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 1pm Sat Mar 28.
The Ellwood F. Curtis Family Lecture
in Public Affairs: Deia Schlosberg, the
filmmaker speaks in an event in the 10th
Annual Environmental Film Festival; free, Olin
Auditorium, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL,
augustana.edu/academics/majors--areas-ofstudy/geology/environmental-film-fest, 2:15pm
Sat Mar 28.

Charismatic Women Witnesses of Peace,


the Wilber Symposium on the Christian
Tradition and Non-Violence featuring Margaret
Pfeil, University of Notre Dame, Indiana; free;
for information, contact Rev. Brian Miclot at
563-333-6129, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/gender, 7pm Thu Mar 19.
Trax from the Stax: Old Sounds, New
Sounds, Augustana College music professor
Randall Hall explores rich but often overlooked
repertoires; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 7pm Thu Mar 19.
Leadercast Lunch & Learn Series: Henry
Cloud, $15 includes a complimentary Chickfil-A lunch; for information and to register,
contact Todd Ashby at 563-322-2065 or e-mail
todd@resultsimc.com, DHCU Community
Credit Union, 1900 52nd Ave., Moline, IL,
Facebook.com/qcleadercast, 12pm Fri Mar 20.
World Affairs Council: Russia-Ukraine,
Historical Perspectives on a Contemporary
Crisis, with speaker Dr. Scott W. Palmer, a
specialist in the history of modern Russia; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue
Mar 24.
Scam Recognition and Avoidance, Tue.
2pm, Wed. 7pm; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, Tue Mar 24 and Wed
Mar 25.

Jad Abumrad, a Mission Creek Festival event


with the host and creator of Radiolab; $30-75;
for information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
Englert.org, 8pm Sat Apr 4.
Rozz-Talk: Tristan Tapscott, Andrew King
interviews the Artistic Director of the District
Theatre; free; for information, call 309-2000978, Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
RozzTox.com, 8pm Sun Apr 5.
Engendering Politics in the Middle East,
lecture featuring author Hamideh Sedghi,
author of Women and Politics in Iran: Veiling,
Unveiling and Reveiling and former visiting
scholar at Harvards Center for Middle Eastern
studies; free; for information, contact Ryan
Dye at 563-333-6389 or DyeRyanD@sau.edu,
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518
W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/mei, 7pm
Mon Apr 6.
USPTO Presentation, a representative
from the United States Patent and Trademark
Office will give a presentation on trademarks,
copyrights, patents, and more; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 6pm Mon Apr 6.
Mark Bittmans The Future of Food, an
evening with the award-winning journalist and
cookbook author; free; for information, call 319688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 7:30pm Wed Apr

LECTURES

April

Intimate Conversations with Joan Lunden,


the journalist, author, and TV host in the
6th annual luncheon fundraiser to benefit
Gildas Club Quad Cities; for information and
to purchase tickets, call 563-)326-7504 or
e-mail paige@gildasclubqc.org, Davenport
RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport, IA,
GildasClubQC.org, 12pm Fri Apr 10.
United Way Tax Assistance Program,
free help from IRS-certified volunteers for
those who qualify with preparing and filing
state and federal tax returns; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 9:30am Sat Apr 11.
Howard Knotts and World War I in Illinois,
freelance writer and historical research Tom
Emery presents a talk on Howard Knotts, a
World War I pilot who shot down six German
planes during one month in 1918, and who
was one of only five aces from Illinois; Emerys
presentation will also touch on the impact
of World War in Illinois; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Apr 13.
Second Monday Lunch and Forum, Roald
Tweet, historian and folklorist, will celebrate
the contributions of volunteers in the Quad
Cities; lunch catered by At Your Service served
at 11:30am, program at 12:15pm followed by
a brief business meeting; free program, $8 for
lunch w/ reservation; for information, call 309794-6570 or e-mail blmaginas@hotmail.com,
Trinity Anglican Church, 1818 6th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, 11:30am Mon Apr 13.
Rock Island Library: A History, learn about
some of the more fascinating details in the
librarys long history, and see some images
weve found from the Special Collections room;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm
Wed Apr 15.
Trax from the Stax, a representative
from the Quad City Symphony Orchestra will
present on the career of Yo-Yo Ma, performing
with the QCSO in May; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Thu Apr 16.
Leadercast Lunch & Learn Series: Andy
Stanley, $15 includes a complimentary Chickfil-A lunch; for information and to register,
contact Todd Ashby at 563-322-2065 or e-mail
todd@resultsimc.com, DHCU Community
Credit Union, 1900 52nd Ave., Moline, IL,
Facebook.com/qcleadercast, 12pm Fri Apr 17.
Noonday Program Series: Andrew
Chesser, General Manager Chesser will present
a visual program about the QC River Bandits
baseball team; free; for information, call 309524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 12pm Fri Apr 17.
Hometown Harvest: Horticulture Clinic,
Master Gardeners will be on hand to provide
answers to questions regarding home
horticulture; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 10am Sat Apr 18.
Find Your Unclaimed Property, free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm
Mon Apr 20.
Beyond IQ, this workshop will provide
a repertory of empirically proven mental,
emotional, and behavioral tools to help build
and maintain a deeply satisfying life, and
examine the essential, actionable components
that contribute to both short- and long-term
personal and professional success; presented
by John Langhorne, SAU MBA adjunct; a
presentation in the Quad Cities Leadership
Live Series; $15; for information, call 563-333-

5825, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331


W. 3rd St., Suite # 140, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/
leadershiplive, 11:30am Tue Apr 21.
Live Q& A Session about Broadband,
a live Facebook chat to answer Iowans
Broadband Matters questions, Facebook.com/
BroadbandMattersIowa, 10am Tue Apr 21.
Sex in the Wild: Lessons About the
Evolutionary Importance of Sexual
Reproduction from a New Zealand Snail,
the Hauber Chair of Biology Lecture featuring
Maurine Neiman, University of Iowa; free; for
information, contact Amy Blair at 563-333-6109,
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/gender, 7pm
Wed Apr 22.
SAU Undergraduate Scholars
Presentations, undergraduate students in the
arts and sciences will present their scholarly
works in oral, display and poster format; the
opening of the conference includes a keynote
address; free; for information, call 563-333-6197
or e-mail trujillokathleenm@sau.edu, Rogalski
Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 3pm Thu Apr 23.
Crisis Upon Crisis in the Middle East:
Is Change Possible?, conference featuring
leading Middle East experts, hosted by the
St. Ambrose Middle East Institute; free; for
information, contact Ryan Dye at 563-3336389 or DyeRyanD@sau.edu, Rogalski Center
- St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/mei, 11:30am Fri Apr 24.
Middle East Lecture: Part I, Dr. Art Pitz
discusses The Arab Spring: Four Years Later;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Mon Apr 27.
World Affairs Council: The Changing Face
of America, US Demographics in Flux, with
speaker Farah Ahmad, Washington DC activist
and former consultant to the White House; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue
Apr 28.
Hometown Harvest: Horticulture Clinic,
Master Gardeners will be on hand to provide
answers to questions regarding home
horticulture; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 6pm Wed Apr 29.

May & June


Post Up: A Blueprint for Authentic
Leadership, presentation by Drake University
athletic director Sandy Hatfield Club and head
womens basketball coach Jennie Barancyzk;
their message uses basketball as an analogy
to communicate the principles of authentic
business leadership: standing tall, embracing
your space, and winning the battle of the feet;
7:30am breakfast meeting, 8am program; $15;
for information and to reserve, contact Joe
Taylor at jtaylor@visitquadcities.com or call
309-736-6820, Holiday Inn and Suites, 4215
Elmore Ave., Davenport, IA, VisitQuadCities.
com, 8am Fri May 1.
Middle East Lecture: Part II, Dr. Art Pitz
discusses The Roots of ISIS and the Islamic
Caliphate; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon May 4.
The State of LGBT Human Rights: A Global
Perspective, the 17th-annual SAU School of
Social Work conference featuring Gary Bailey,
professor at Simmons College School of Social
Work, Boston, Mass; $25 includes breakfast and
CEUs, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University,
518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/msw,
8:30pm Thu May 7.
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simulcast presentations by Andy Stanley,
Malala Yousafzai, Ed Catmull, Seth Godin, Rudy
Giuliani, Aja Brown, Bill McDermott, CMDR
Rorke Denve, and others; for information,
e-mail todd@resultsimc.com or call 563-3222065, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
eventbee.com/v/results/event?eid=183522182,
Fri May 8.
Hometown Harvest: Horticulture Clinic,
Master Gardeners will be on hand to provide
answers to questions regarding home
horticulture; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 10am Sat May 9.
Middle East Lecture: Part III, Dr. Art Pitz
discusses Jerusalem: What Are the Dominant
Issues?; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Mon May 11.
Second Monday Lunch and Forum,
artist Audrey Brown will talk about painting
restoration; lunch catered by At Your Service
served at 11:30am, program at 12:15pm followed
by a brief business meeting; free program, $8
for lunch w/ reservation; for information, call
309-794-6570 or e-mail blmaginas@hotmail.
com, Trinity Anglican Church, 1818 6th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, 11:30am Mon May 11.
Credit Island: History of Lodge
Renovation, Scott Hock shares the history
of Credit Island and the need to renovate
the historic lodge; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu May 14.
The Path of the Golden Heart, a Quad
Cities Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONSQC)
presentation by Dr. Conrad Spainhower; free;
for information, contact Christine at IONSQC@
aol.com or 563-332-7259, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf,
IA, Noetic.org, 6:30pm Thu May 14.
Middle East Lecture: Part IV, Dr. Art Pitz
discusses A Country Profile: The Republic of
Lebanon; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon May 18.
Trax from the Stax, Mark Fitkin presents
on the music of progressive rock band Dream
Theater; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 7pm Thu May 21.
Hometown Harvest: Horticulture Clinic,
Master Gardeners will be on hand to provide
answers to questions regarding home
horticulture; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 6pm Wed May 27.
Noonday Program Series: Birds of the
Mississippi River, a visual discussion by Mike
McKean, Park Ranger, U.S. Corps of Engineers;
free; for information, call 309-524-2440,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 12pm Fri Jun 5.

COURSES
March

Gadgets and More, bring your questions


on your phones and tablets for a hands-on
work session; devices must be powered up
and set-up before staff can help; make sure
your battery is charged, and that you know any
passwords youll require; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Thu Mar 19.
Stop Stressing & Start Living, on
Thursdays; examine meditation as a powerful
tool to overcome the stress and tension that

Alton Brown Live @ Adler Theatre March 31

normally fills our mind, learn to change how


you react to normal daily pressures with a
peaceful creative and clear mind, and learn
to enjoy challenges and responsibilities that
previously were the source of great anxiety;
$10/class; for information and to register, call
563-322-1600, Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist
Center, 502 1/2 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
MeditateInIowa.org, 6:30pm Thu Mar 19 and
Thu Mar 26.
WQPT Broadcast Scholarship Available,
the $500 Broadcast Scholarship is available to a
student pursuing a career in broadcasting; the
annual award can be applied to tuition, books
and fees; for information, call 309-764-2400,
WQPT-TV, 3561 60th St., Moline, IL, WQPT.org,
Thu Mar 19 thru Sat Apr 18.
Pesticide Applicator Testing, for
information, call 563-359-7577, Scott County
Extension, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B,
Bettendorf, IA, DBS.extension.iastate.edu/
calendar, 10am Fri Mar 20.
Junior Preview Day, high school juniors and
families learn more about life at St. Ambrose
and get important information about applying
to college and financial aid; the morning
includes a campus tour and optional tour of
the Health Sciences Education Center; free; for
information, call 563-333-6300, Rogalski Center
- St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/visit, 8:45am Fri Mar 20.
Common Sense Landscape Design, Scott
County Master Gardener and Writer Dan Mays
takes you beyond graph paper and color
wheels to provide you with some easy tools
to simplify your landscaping project; a course
in the university extensions Spring Series of
gardening classes; $3-5; for information and to
register, call 309-756-9978, University of Illinois
Extension - Milan, 321 W. 2nd Ave., Milan, IL,
Web.extension.illinios.edu/hmrs, 7pm Mon
Mar 23.
Computer Basics (Windows 7), Mondays
thru Apr. 13; $65; for information and to
register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College
Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 5:30pm Mon Mar 23.
Getting Started with Your Computer
(Windows 7), Mar. 23 & 30; $30; for information
and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk
College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the
Cities, East Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 10am Mon Mar
23.
Getting Started with Your Computer
(Windows 8.1), Mar. 23 & 30; $30; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College Outreach Center, 301
Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL, BHC.edu,
1pm Mon Mar 23.
Keyboarding, thru Mar. 26; $65; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College Outreach Center, 301
Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL, BHC.edu,
6pm Mon Mar 23.
Certified Handlers, for information, call
563-359-7577, Scott County Extension, 875
Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, DBS.
extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 9am Tue Mar 24.
Windows 8.1, $52; for information and to
register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College
Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 8:30am Tue Mar 24.

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2015 Job Fair, visit more than 75 employers
in the gym in Building 3; dress professionally
and bring plenty of resumes; free; for
information, contact Marceia Duhm at 309-7965191 or duhmm@bhc.edu, Black Hawk College
- Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL,
BHC.edu, 10am Wed Mar 25.
Superfoods!, learn more about pigmented
phytochemicals and how to prepare these
super-foods to maintain color quality and
healthy benefits; a course in the a Lunch &
Learn series led by Kristin Bogdonas, Nutrition
and Wellness Educator for University of Illinois
Extension; $5; for information and to register,
call 309-756-9978, University of Illinois Extension
- Milan, 321 W. 2nd Ave., Milan, IL, web.
extension.illinios.edu/hmrs, 12pm Wed Mar 25.
PowerPoint, $75; for information and to
register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College
Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 8:30am Thu Mar 26.
Junior Preview Day, high school juniors and
families learn more about life at St. Ambrose
and get important information about applying
to college and financial aid; the morning
includes a campus tour and optional tour of
the Health Sciences Education Center; free; for
information, call 563-333-6300, Rogalski Center
- St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/visit, 8:45am Fri Mar 27.
Boating Safety Class, recommended
for people who are new to boating on the
Mississippi River, families that enjoy weekend
boating adventures, or seasoned boaters
who would just like to brush up on their safe
boating knowledge; this is a classroom based
safety course and will not include any on-thewater experience; free; for information and to
register, call 309-794-5338, Mississippi River
Project Office, 25549 182nd St., Pleasant Valley,
IA, MissRiver.org, 8am Sat Mar 28.

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COURSES
March

Brunch & Breakfast Patsries, this class


will cover various techniques in baking all of
your favorite breakfast pastries; $35/person;
for information and to reserve, call 563-6590770, Whisk Away Cafe & Bakery, 919 6th Ave.,
DeWitt, IA, 2pm Sun Mar 29.
Edible Landscapes, Brian Ritter, Executive
Director of Nahant Marsh, will show you how to
transform your garden space into a sustainable
and edible landscape; learn about fruit and
nut bearing trees and shrubs and how to
incorporate edible perennial plants and herbs
into your landscape to maximize your garden
space; a course in the university extensions
Spring Series of gardening classes; $3-5; for
information and to register, call 309-756-9978,
University of Illinois Extension - Milan, 321 W.
2nd Ave., Milan, IL, Web.extension.illinios.edu/
hmrs, 7pm Mon Mar 30.
Professional Development: Managing
Project Communication, Mar. 31 & Apr. 1;
develop a communication management
plan for distributing appropriate information
to each stakeholder group through proper
forms of media while actively managing
stakeholder expectations; learn to influence
outcomes, negotiate results, manage conflicts
and recognize negotiation styles, including
your own; $695; for information, call 563-3335720 or e-mail pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown
Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Suite # 140,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/pd, 8:30am Tue Mar
31.

April
Junior Preview Day, high school juniors and
families learn more about life at St. Ambrose
and get important information about applying
to college and financial aid; the morning
includes a campus tour and optional tour of
the Health Sciences Education Center; free;
for information, call 563-333-6300, Rogalski
Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/visit, 8:45am Wed
Apr 1.
Easter Centerpiece, hop into spring with
this festive Easter arrangement combining the
elegance of fresh flowers in a unique vase; $51;
for information and to register, call 309-7968223, Intouch Adult Day Services, 4011 Avenue
of the Cities, Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 5:45pm Wed
Apr 1.
Exploring Engineering, high-school and
community-college students enjoy pizza and
speak with engineering professionals, faculty,
and students; free; for information and to
register, contact Jodi Prosise at 563-333-6485
or engineering@sau.edu , Rogalski Center
- St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 6pm Wed Apr 1.
Stop Stressing & Start Living, on
Thursdays; examine meditation as a powerful
tool to overcome the stress and tension that
normally fills our mind, learn to change how
you react to normal daily pressures with a
peaceful creative and clear mind, and learn
to enjoy challenges and responsibilities that
previously were the source of great anxiety;
$10/class; for information and to register, call
563-322-1600, Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist
Center, 502 1/2 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
MeditateInIowa.org, 6:30pm Thu Apr 2 thru
Thu Apr 16.
Pesticide Applicator Testing, for
information, call 563-359-7577, Scott County
Extension, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B,
Bettendorf, IA, DBS.extension.iastate.edu/
calendar, 10am Fri Apr 3.
Floating Wetlands, Charles Theiling,
Ph.D., Large River Ecologist, shares ideas
for this emerging technology for hobbyists

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and habitat restoration practitioners; he will
discuss practical, sustainable and simply
elegant solutions to our toughest water
problems; a course in the university extensions
Spring Series of gardening classes; $3-5; for
information and to register, call 309-756-9978,
University of Illinois Extension - Milan, 321 W.
2nd Ave., Milan, IL, Web.extension.illinios.edu/
hmrs, 7pm Mon Apr 6.
Junior Preview Day, high school juniors and
families learn more about life at St. Ambrose
and get important information about applying
to college and financial aid; the morning
includes a campus tour and optional tour of
the Health Sciences Education Center; free;
for information, call 563-333-6300, Rogalski
Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/visit, 8:45am Wed
Apr 8.
Library How-to: Downloading eBooks,
learn to use the librarys eBook and eAudiobook
services to get books on your portable devices;
bring your device; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10am Thu
Apr 9.
Boating Safety Class, recommended
for people who are new to boating on the
Mississippi River, families that enjoy weekend
boating adventures, or seasoned boaters
who would just like to brush up on their safe
boating knowledge; this is a classroom based
safety course and will not include any on-thewater experience; free; for information and to
register, call 309-794-5338, Mississippi River
Project Office, 25549 182nd St., Pleasant Valley,
IA, MissRiver.org, 8am Sat Apr 11.
Daylilies and Irises, Scott County Master
Gardener Sylvia Seymour will discuss daylilies
beyond Stella dOro and she will introduce
you to several other varieties; she also shows
you how to extend the bloom season in
your garden by using different types of
irises; a course in the university extensions
Spring Series of gardening classes; $3-5; for
information and to register, call 309-756-9978,
University of Illinois Extension - Milan, 321 W.

2nd Ave., Milan, IL, Web.extension.illinios.edu/


hmrs, 7pm Mon Apr 13.
Edward Jones Financial Workshop, gain a
better understanding of the key principles of
saving and investing and also learn the specific
strategies to help reach your long-term goals;
for information, call 309-523-3440, River Valley
District Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron, IL,
RiverValleyLibrary.org, 4pm Mon Apr 13.
Financial Literacy Fair, featuring stations
helping students find out more information
about a certain career and then using a
checkbook based on that careers income
to make financial decisions; for information,
e-mail mahasselroth@qccareerconnections.
org or call 563-336-3477, Davenport West
High School, 3505 W Locust St, Davenport, IA,
DavenportSchools.org/west, 8am Tue Apr 14.
Johnnys Italian Steakhouse Cooking
Class, the chef will reveal concise, easyto-master techniques in a fun and relaxed
atmosphere; $45 includes samples, two
glasses of wine or two martinis (add $5 for
martinis), and recipe cards; for information
and to reserve, call 309-736-0100, Johnnys
Italian Steakhouse, 1300 River Dr, Moline, IL,
JohnnysItalianSteakhouse.com, 6:30pm Tue
Apr 14.
Ready to Learn Conference, designed to
provide up-to-date information on a variety
of topics related to early childhood; the
conference will feature 18 different breakout
sessions including: Art in the Garden, Dealing
with Multilingual Children, Importance of
Early Eye Care, Self-Calming Techniques, and
others; $25 includes three workshops, a light
breakfast, and a book; for information, call 309764-2400, Western Illinois University - Quad
Cities, Riverfront, 3300 River Dr., Moline, IL,
WQPT.org, 8am Sat Apr 18.
St. Ambrose University Theatre
Scholarship Auditions, to schedule a
theatre audition, contact Cory Johnson at
563-333-6427 or JohnsonCorinneS@sau.edu,
St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/theatre, Sat Apr 18.
ISO 9001: 2008 Internal Auditing, Apr.
19 & 20; this two-day class will have a strong

emphasis on best practice techniques used


to audit the American National Standard ISO
9001-2008 version; this class incorporates
planning audits, performing audits, and
analysis/reporting of audit observations;
for information, call 309-277-4183 or e-mail
heatherroberts@mranet.org, MRA - Iowa/
Western Illinois Division, 3800 Avenue of the
Cities, Suite 100, Moline, IL, MRATraining.com,
8am Sun Apr 19.
Mason Jar Meals, prepare a main course,
salad, and dessert using Mason jars for
easy storage and transport; $35/person; for
information and to reserve, call 563-659-0770,
Whisk Away Cafe & Bakery, 919 6th Ave.,
DeWitt, IA, 2pm Sun Apr 19.
Aggressive Thugs and Reseeders in
the Flower Garden, take a look at growth
characteristics of some popular perennials,
and know what to expect from a plant, with
horticulture expert Martha Smith; a course
in the university extensions Spring Series of
gardening classes; $3-5; for information and to
register, call 309-756-9978, University of Illinois
Extension - Milan, 321 W. 2nd Ave., Milan, IL,
Web.extension.illinios.edu/hmrs, 7pm Mon
Apr 20.
Judaism, Part II, a class in the year-long
Exploring World Religions series; free; for
information, e-mail office@uucqc.org or call
563-359-0816, Unitarian Universalist Church of
the Quad Cities, 3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, UUCQC.org, 6:30pm Mon Apr 20.
Professional Development: Beyond
IQ, beginning with learned optimism and
continuing with an understandable overview
of psychology, this session will examine
the essential, actionable components that
contribute to both short- and long-term
personal and professional success; $15; for
information and to register, call 563-333-5825,
SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W.
3rd St., Suite # 140, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/
leadershiplive, 11:30am Tue Apr 21.
Boating Safety Class, recommended
for people who are new to boating on the
Mississippi River, families that enjoy weekend
boating adventures, or seasoned boaters
who would just like to brush up on their safe
boating knowledge; this is a classroom based
safety course and will not include any on-thewater experience; free; for information and to
register, call 309-794-5338, Mississippi River
Project Office, 25549 182nd St., Pleasant Valley,
IA, MissRiver.org, 8am Sat Apr 25.
Professional Development: Grant
Writing, become grant ready and position
your organization to find the right grants and
acquire critical competencies associated with
successful grant writing; $199; for information
and to register, call 563-333-5720 or e-mail pd@
sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331
W. 3rd St., Suite # 140, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/
pd, 9am Mon Apr 27.
Whats New in the Greenhouse?, Gwen
Coobs of Allens Grove Greenhouse will share
the latest and greatest information on new
plants varieties available for 2015; shell bring
a few of her favorites from years past as well
and talk about how to best utilize each plant in
your garden or yard; a course in the university
extensions Spring Series of gardening classes;
$3-5; for information and to register, call
309-756-9978, University of Illinois Extension
- Milan, 321 W. 2nd Ave., Milan, IL, Web.
extension.illinios.edu/hmrs, 7pm Mon Apr 27.
Scrubs and More: Free Informational
Session, meet and mingle, explore, and
learn as you talk with the Professional and
Continuing Education health care instructors;
instructors will present each program they
teach, and you will have the opportunity to get
your questions answered; for information, call
309-796-5051, Black Hawk College Outreach
Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL,
BHC.edu/health, 6:30pm Tue Apr 28.
Library How-to: Downloading eBooks,

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learn to use the librarys eBook and
eAudiobook services to get books on your
portable devices; bring your device; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Apr
28.

May & June


Boating Safety Class, recommended
for people who are new to boating on the
Mississippi River, families that enjoy weekend
boating adventures, or seasoned boaters
who would just like to brush up on their safe
boating knowledge; this is a classroom based
safety course and will not include any on-thewater experience; free; for information and to
register, call 309-794-5338, Mississippi River
Project Office, 25549 182nd St., Pleasant Valley,
IA, MissRiver.org, 8am Sat May 2.
Download This! Magazines, Movies &
Music from the Library, learn how to use the
librarys downloading services, Flipster and
Freegal, to download some of your favorite
magazines and music, and stream some of your
favorite movies to your personal computer
or portable device; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon
May 4.
Garden Planter, create a beautiful spring
planter combining live plants in a clay
container; $56; for information and to register,
call 309-796-8223, Intouch Adult Day Services,
4011 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL, BHC.edu,
5:45pm Wed May 6.
Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition
Class, Bob Conklin, Reference Librarian, will
discuss and demonstrate basic features of
the database including advance searching
techniques; collections within the database
include birth, marriage, and death records,
military records, newspapers, and immigrant
records; patrons may bring in their own Wi-Fi
laptops or tablets to the introductory session
to access the in-library use only database; for
information and to register, call 309-524-2470,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu May 7.
Edward Jones Financial Workshop, gain a
better understanding of the key principles of
saving and investing and also learn the specific
strategies to help reach your long-term goals;
for information, call 309-523-3440, River Valley
District Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron, IL,
RiverValleyLibrary.org, 4pm Mon May 11.
Johnnys Italian Steakhouse Cooking
Class, the chef will reveal concise, easyto-master techniques in a fun and relaxed
atmosphere; $45 includes samples, two
glasses of wine or two martinis (add $5 for
martinis), and recipe cards; for information

and to reserve, call 309-736-0100, Johnnys


Italian Steakhouse, 1300 River Dr, Moline, IL,
JohnnysItalianSteakhouse.com, 6:30pm Tue
May 12.
Memorial Day Picnic Recipes, kick off
summer with classic and unique holiday
recipes; $35/person; for information and to
reserve, call 563-659-0770, Whisk Away Cafe &
Bakery, 919 6th Ave., DeWitt, IA, 2pm Sun May
17.
Asian & African, a class in the year-long
Exploring World Religions series; free; for
information, e-mail office@uucqc.org or call
563-359-0816, Unitarian Universalist Church of
the Quad Cities, 3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, UUCQC.org, 6:30pm Mon May 18.
Professional Development: Project
Leadership and Professional Responsibility,
learn the difference between leading and
managing in the project environment. Basic
leadership theories will be explored and related
to individual class members; the concept of
transformational leadership will be examined
through class exercises; $695; for information
and to register, call 563-333-5720 or e-mail pd@
sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331
W. 3rd St., Suite # 140, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/
pd, 8:30pm Tue May 19 and Wed May 20.
Library How-to: Downloading eBooks,
learn to use the librarys eBook and
eAudiobook services to get books on your
portable devices; bring your device; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Wed Jun
3.
Getting to Know Your iPad or iPhone,
bring your Apple iPad or iPhone and learn
more about how to use it, with lessons on basic
functions, settings, organizing apps, and more;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm
Mon Jun 8.

MEETINGS
March & April

Independent Scholars Evening, on


Thursdays; a free-standing, public forum for
the support of area scholars and interested
co-learners; refreshments provided, cash bar
available; free; for information, call 309762-9202 or e-mail institutecht@gmail.com,
The Moline Club, 513 16th St., Moline, IL,
QCInstitute.org/ise.html, 7pm Thu Mar 19 thru
Thu Apr 30.
Library Volunteer Corps Coffee, quarterly
coffee for library volunteers and staff; discuss
projects, ask questions about volunteering;
new volunteers welcome; free; for information,
call 309-732-7305, Rock Island Public Library
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RockIslandLibrary.org, 9:30am Fri Mar 20.
House Church Meeting, on Saturdays;
join the a non-denominational, ecumenical,
ecology-minded, all-faith group that supports
one another, prays together, helps one another,
and helps the community; for information,
e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com or
e-fellowship@hotmail.com, or call 563-5081852, Sat Mar 21 thru Sat Apr 25.
Outdoor Worship Services, experience
God in the great outdoors at 1006
Western, the corner of West 10th Western,
Davenport, IA; sponsored by the Ecumenical
Fellowship Church; for information, e-mail
ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com or
e-fellowship@hotmail.com, or call 563-5081852, 9am Sun Mar 22 thru Sun Apr 26.
East Moline/Silvis Kiwanis Club, on
Mondays; help celebrate the clubs 60th
anniversary of community service; for
information, contact Mike Laufenberg at
malaufenberg@mchsi.com, Genesis Medical
Center, Silvis, 855 Illini Dr, Silvis, IL, Kiwanis.org,
6pm Mon Mar 23 thru Mon Apr 27.
Womens Bible Study Group, on Mondays;
for information, call 563-324-9560, Downtown
Central Perk, 226 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
DowntownCentralPerk.com, 7pm Mon Mar 23
thru Mon Apr 27.
Fireside Knitters, on Tuesdays; enjoy
knitting and crocheting by the fireside at this
fun weekly event; volunteers will help you
learn how to knit, and supplies are provided;
all knitted items are donated to local charities;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm
Tue Mar 24 thru Tue Apr 28.
Public Safety Leadership Academy
Informational Meeting, the initiative is part
of Learning for Lifes Explorer program, which
guides co-ed youth, ages 14-20, through career
interests, Iowa City - City Hall, 410 E Washington
St, Iowa City, IA, 4pm Wed Mar 25.
Citizens to Reform Animal Control, review
and discuss the changing of animal-control
laws with Cheryl Draeger; for information, call
563-508-1852 or 563-676-8656 (text only), or
e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com
or e-fellowship@hotmail.com, Hy-Vee - East
Kimberly, 1823 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA,
12pm Wed Mar 25.
Citizens to Reform the Department of
Human Services, review and discuss the
DHS with Cheryl Draeger; for information, call
563-508-1852 or 563-676-8956 (text only), or
e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com
or e-fellowship@hotmail.com, Hy-Vee - East
Kimberly, 1823 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA,
12pm Wed Mar 25.
Quad Cities Photography Club, join
photographers in discussing images, helping
one another improve, and socializing; free,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL,
QCPhotoClub.com, 6:30pm Thu Apr 2.

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Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting,


guests can attend the Beginners SIG (Special
Interest Group) which meets at 5:30pm just
before the main meeting; free; for information,
call 309-764-5570 or e-mail joseph85_us@
yahoo.com, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th
Street, Moline, IL, QCS.org, 7pm Mon Apr 6.
APPy Hour, bring your tablet or
smartphones, share your favorite apps, and
maybe discover some new ones; refreshments
available for purchase; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325
30th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
7pm Wed Apr 8.
Citizens to Reform Animal Control, review
and discuss the changing of animal-control
laws with Cheryl Draeger; for information, call
563-508-1852 or 563-676-8656 (text only), or
e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com
or e-fellowship@hotmail.com, Hy-Vee - East
Kimberly, 1823 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA,
12pm Wed Apr 8.
Citizens to Reform the Department of
Human Services, review and discuss the
DHS with Cheryl Draeger; for information, call
563-508-1852 or 563-676-8956 (text only), or
e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com
or e-fellowship@hotmail.com, Hy-Vee - East
Kimberly, 1823 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA,
12pm Wed Apr 8.
Quad City Audubon Society Membership
Meeting, Janelle Swanberg will present a
program with tips on finding and identifying
the warblers of our area; free and open to the
public; for information, call 309-799-7192,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL,
7pm Thu Apr 9.
Second Mondays Lunch Forum, monthly
discussion group; free program, $8 for catered
lunch by At Your Service; reservations required
for lunch; for information and to reserve,
contact Pam Gustafson at 309-781-1210, Trinity
Anglican Church, 1818 6th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
11:30am Mon Apr 13.
Popular Astronomy Club Meeting, visitors
and prospective members welcome; for
information, call Wayland at 563-332-4032 or
Alan at 309-797-3120, John Deere Planetarium
- Augustana College, 820 38th Street, Rock
Island, IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com, 7pm
Mon Apr 13.
LeClaire Chamber Networking Event, El Rio
Spa & Wellness, 1000 Stagecoach Trail, LeClaire,
IA, VisitLeClaire.com, 12pm Tue Apr 14.
Mississippi Valley Country & Western
Music Association Dance, bring your
instrument, jam with us, sing your song; for
information, contact Robert Kunz at Alframer@
mchsi.com or 309-740-8126, East Moline
American Legion, 829 16th Ave., East Moline, IL,
6pm Mon Apr 20.

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MEETINGS
March & April

QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users


Group) Meeting, with a special program/
presentation on Macintosh Applications or
hardware, and an Open Forum Q&A period
where members help other Macintosh users
solve problems and improve their computer
skills; $24/year membership, guests welcome,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, QCMUG.org,
6:30pm Tue Apr 21.
Black Hawk College Board of Trustees
Meeting, in Building 1s Black Hawk Room; for
information, call 309-796-5051, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 6pm Thu Apr 23.
Scott County Extension Council Meeting,
for information, call 563-359-7577, Scott
County Extension, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Suite
B, Bettendorf, IA, DBS.extension.iastate.edu/
calendar, 7pm Tue Apr 28.
Citizens to Reform Animal Control, review
and discuss the changing of animal-control
laws with Cheryl Draeger; for information, call
563-508-1852 or 563-676-8656 (text only), or
e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com
or e-fellowship@hotmail.com, Hy-Vee - East
Kimberly, 1823 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA,
12pm Wed Apr 29.
Citizens to Reform the Department of
Human Services, review and discuss the
DHS with Cheryl Draeger; for information, call
563-508-1852 or 563-676-8956 (text only), or
e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com
or e-fellowship@hotmail.com, Hy-Vee - East
Kimberly, 1823 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA,
12pm Wed Apr 29.

May & June


House Church Meeting, on Saturdays;
join the a non-denominational, ecumenical,
ecology-minded, all-faith group that supports
one another, prays together, helps one another,
and helps the community; for information,
e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com or
e-fellowship@hotmail.com, or call 563-5081852, Sat May 2 thru Sat Jun 6.
Outdoor Worship Services, on Sundays;
experience God in the great outdoors at 1006
Western, the corner of West 10th Western,
Davenport, IA; sponsored by the Ecumenical
Fellowship Church; for information, e-mail
ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com or
e-fellowship@hotmail.com, or call 563-5081852, 9am Sun May 3 thru Sun Jun 7.
Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting,
guests can attend the Beginners SIG (Special
Interest Group) which meets at 5:30pm just
before the main meeting; free; for information,
call 309-764-5570 or e-mail joseph85_us@
yahoo.com, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th
Street, Moline, IL, QCS.org, 7pm Mon May 4.
East Moline/Silvis Kiwanis Club, on
Mondays; help celebrate the clubs 60th
anniversary of community service; for
information, contact Mike Laufenberg at
malaufenberg@mchsi.com, Genesis Medical
Center, Silvis, 855 Illini Dr, Silvis, IL, Kiwanis.org,
6pm Mon May 4 thru Mon Jun 8.
Womens Bible Study Group, on Mondays;
for information, call 563-324-9560, Downtown
Central Perk, 226 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
DowntownCentralPerk.com, 7pm Mon May 4
thru Mon Jun 8.
Fireside Knitters, on Tuesdays; enjoy
knitting and crocheting by the fireside at this
fun weekly event; volunteers will help you
learn how to knit, and supplies are provided;
all knitted items are donated to local charities;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm
Tue May 5 thru Tue Jun 9.

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Events

Adler Theatre
March through May

ust how big a smash


is Jersey Boys?
So big that in an
Adler Theatre lineup
currently boasting 19
springtime events, the
Chuggington Live: The Great Rescue Adventure
Frankie Valli & the
May 12
Four Seasons musical
accounts for nearly half of em. Since 2005, Jersey Boys scheduled for eight Davenport
presentations between April 21 and 26 has inspired audiences to swoon and croon
along to the likes of Sherry, Cant Take My Eyes Off You, Big Girls Dont Cry, and
more than two dozen additional Four Seasons hits. And this thrilling jukebox revue
will also be the rare Broadway at the Adler offering that actually plays in our area while
still playing on Broadway, as the four-time Tony winner currently the 13th-longestrunning show of all time is inching up on its 4,000th performance on the Great White
Way. Yet while an eight-show run of Jersey Boys, in most years, would already be enough
entertainment for a single season, Im happy to report that 2015, for the Adler, is not one
of those years. The fun begins when the Grammy-winning country artists of Little Big
Town land in our own little big town on March 19, while April 2 boasts the re-scheduled
performance with the legendary rockers of ZZ Top, and March 24 brings with it an
exhilarating, more-than-mildly-psychedelic tribute act in the touring sensation Brit
Floyd: The Worlds Greatest Pink Floyd Show. Jersey Boys isnt the only Tony winner
on the springtime docket, as the Broadway at the Adler series continues with March
30s presentation of Peter & the Starcatcher, the wildly imaginative and family-friendly
Peter Pan origin story that walked off with five 2012 Tonys. A beloved television
personality takes over the Adler stage in March 31s Alton Brown Live!, an evening with
the celebrity chef, author, and Good Eats host, with additionally popular TV presences
albeit a cappella ones vocalizing their hearts out in April 1s touring presentation
The Sing-Off Live! Neither TV series, however, is likely as popular with your young uns
as Disney Jr.s Chuggington, so prepare to be pestered for tickets when the Adler brings
the animated choo-choo to life in May 12s stage production Chuggington Live: The
Great Rescue Adventure. Among more local talents, the gifted hoofers of Ballet Quad
Cities bring fairytale magic to the Adler in two April 18 productions of the Tchaikovsky
ballet The Sleeping Beauty, with new choreography by Artistic Director Courtney
Lyon and live accompaniment by Orchestra Iowa. And speaking of local talents,
the Quad City Symphony Orchestra will not only wrap up its 2014-15 Masterworks
series with April 11s Peace & Brotherhood Ode to Joy repertoire (performed again at
Augustana Colleges Centennial Hall on April 12), but will deliver an extra-special Adler
Theatre treat on May 14. Thats the official day celebrating the symphonys astounding
centennial, which the musicians will do in the Quad City Symphony Orchestra 100th
Season Celebration with Yo-Yo Ma, which features as the title probably gave away
the extraordinary bowing skills of the legendary Chinese-American cellist. Lets hear it
for the Adler ending its season on a high note even Yo-Yo Mas cello cant hit. For more
information on the venues springtime schedule, visit AdlerTheatre.com. Mike Schulz

Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library


Meeting, free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 7pm Tue May 5.
Independent Scholars Evening, on
Thursdays; a free-standing, public forum for
the support of area scholars and interested
co-learners; refreshments provided, cash bar
available; free; for information, call 309762-9202 or e-mail institutecht@gmail.com,
The Moline Club, 513 16th St., Moline, IL,
QCInstitute.org/ise.html, 7pm Thu May 7 thru
Thu Jun 4.
Quad Cities Photography Club, join
photographers in discussing images, helping
one another improve, and socializing; free,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL,
QCPhotoClub.com, 6:30pm Thu May 7.
Second Mondays Lunch Forum, monthly
discussion group; free program, $8 for catered
lunch by At Your Service; reservations required

for lunch; for information and to reserve,


contact Pam Gustafson at 309-781-1210, Trinity
Anglican Church, 1818 6th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
11:30am Mon May 11.
Popular Astronomy Club Meeting, visitors
and prospective members welcome; for
information, call Wayland at 563-332-4032 or
Alan at 309-797-3120, John Deere Planetarium
- Augustana College, 820 38th Street, Rock
Island, IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com, 7pm
Mon May 11.
Citizens to Reform Animal Control, review
and discuss the changing of animal-control
laws with Cheryl Draeger; for information, call
563-508-1852 or 563-676-8656 (text only), or
e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com
or e-fellowship@hotmail.com, Hy-Vee - East
Kimberly, 1823 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA,
12pm Wed May 13.
Citizens to Reform the Department of
Human Services, review and discuss the
DHS with Cheryl Draeger; for information, call

563-508-1852 or 563-676-8956 (text only), or


e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com
or e-fellowship@hotmail.com, Hy-Vee - East
Kimberly, 1823 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA,
12pm Wed May 13.
APPy Hour, bring your tablet or
smartphones, share your favorite apps, and
maybe discover some new ones; refreshments
available for purchase; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325
30th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
7pm Wed May 13.
Black Hawk College Board of Trustees
Meeting, in the Dr. Charles O. Warthen
Conference Room; for information, call 309796-5051, Black Hawk College Community
Education Center, 404 E. 3rd St., Kewanee, IL,
BHC.edu, 6pm Thu May 14.
Quad City Audubon Society Membership
Meeting, subject to be announced; free and
open to the public; for information, call 309799-7192, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street,
Moline, IL, 7pm Thu May 14.
Mississippi Valley Country & Western
Music Association Dance, bring your
instrument, jam with us, sing your song; for
information, contact Robert Kunz at Alframer@
mchsi.com or 309-740-8126, East Moline
American Legion, 829 16th Ave., East Moline, IL,
6pm Mon May 18.
QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users
Group) Meeting, with a special program/
presentation on Macintosh Applications or
hardware, and an Open Forum Q&A period
where members help other Macintosh users
solve problems and improve their computer
skills; $24/year membership, guests welcome,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, QCMUG.org,
6:30pm Tue May 19.
Citizens to Reform Animal Control, review
and discuss the changing of animal-control
laws with Cheryl Draeger; for information, call
563-508-1852 or 563-676-8656 (text only), or
e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com
or e-fellowship@hotmail.com, Hy-Vee - East
Kimberly, 1823 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA,
12pm Wed May 27.
Citizens to Reform the Department of
Human Services, review and discuss the
DHS with Cheryl Draeger; for information, call
563-508-1852 or 563-676-8956 (text only), or
e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com
or e-fellowship@hotmail.com, Hy-Vee - East
Kimberly, 1823 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA,
12pm Wed May 27.
Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting,
guests can attend the Beginners SIG (Special
Interest Group) which meets at 5:30pm just
before the main meeting; free; for information,
call 309-764-5570 or e-mail joseph85_us@
yahoo.com, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th
Street, Moline, IL, QCS.org, 7pm Mon Jun 1.
Paper Crafts, for adults who love to craft,
each week we will make a different paper
work to take home; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2:30pm Tue Jun 2.
Quad Cities Photography Club, join
photographers in discussing images, helping
one another improve, and socializing; free,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL,
QCPhotoClub.com, 6:30pm Thu Jun 4.
Popular Astronomy Club Meeting, visitors
and prospective members welcome; for
information, call Wayland at 563-332-4032 or
Alan at 309-797-3120, John Deere Planetarium
- Augustana College, 820 38th Street, Rock
Island, IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com, 7pm
Mon Jun 8.
Paper Crafts, for adults who love to craft,
each week we will make a different paper
work to take home; free; for information,

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call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Tue Jun 9.
Citizens to Reform Animal Control, review
and discuss the changing of animal-control
laws with Cheryl Draeger; for information, call
563-508-1852 or 563-676-8656 (text only), or
e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com
or e-fellowship@hotmail.com, Hy-Vee - East
Kimberly, 1823 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA,
12pm Wed Jun 10.
Citizens to Reform the Department of
Human Services, review and discuss the
DHS with Cheryl Draeger; for information, call
563-508-1852 or 563-676-8956 (text only), or
e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com
or e-fellowship@hotmail.com, Hy-Vee - East
Kimberly, 1823 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA,
12pm Wed Jun 10.
APPy Hour, bring your tablet or
smartphones, share your favorite apps,
and maybe discover some new ones;
refreshments available for purchase; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Cool Beanz
Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Wed Jun 10.

HEALTH
WEEKLY CLASSES
All Levels Hot Yoga, on Thursdays, led by
Karie John; for information, call 309-764-9642,
Indigo Wellness Hot Yoga - Davenport, 5161
Utica Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA, IndigoWellness.
info, 5:45pm Thu Mar 19 thru Thu Jun 4.
Zumba Burst, on Thursdays; with calorieburning cardio bursts incorporated into the
Zumba workout; $36; for information and to
register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College
- Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline,
IL, BHC.edu/pace, 7pm Thu Mar 19 thru Thu
Apr. 23.
Rise & Shine Hot Yoga, on Tuesdays
& Thursdays; led by Erin Hammond; for
information, call 309-764-9642, Indigo
Wellness Hot Yoga - Rock Island, 3416
Blackhawk Rd., Rock Island, IL, IndigoWellness.
info, 5:30am Thu Mar 19 thru Tue Mar 31.
Pilates Class, lengthen your muscles as
you strengthen them, and improve stability
and strength while relieving stress through
classic Pilates positions, fitness balls, resistance
bands, and weights; Mon. & Wed. 9:15am, Thu.
5:30pm, Fri. 8:15am; for information, call 563344-4119; Bettendorf Life Fitness Center, 2222
Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA, LifeFitnessCenter.
org, Thu Mar 19 thru Wed Jun 10.
Private Yoga Lessons w/ Johanna, if
you have special issues that prevent you
from joining a group yoga class, Johanna
Welzenbach-Hilliard can adapt a practice to
meet your specific needs; for information,
call 563-726-2623 or e-mail mississippipearl@
hotmail.com., The Cottage Wholistic Health
Center, 1227 Jersey Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA,
PromotingWellness.net, Thu Mar 19 thru Wed
Jun 10.
Rise & Shine Hot Yoga, on Mondays,
Wednesdays, & Fridays; led by Becky Lovich;
for information, call 309-764-9642, Indigo
Wellness Hot Yoga - Davenport, 5161 Utica
Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA, IndigoWellness.info,
5:30am Fri Mar 20 thru Mon Mar 30.
Yoga for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain
with Johanna, on Fridays; for information
and to register, call 563-726-2623 or e-mail
mississippipearl@hotmail.com, The Cottage
Wholistic Health Center, 1227 Jersey Ridge Rd.,
Davenport, IA, PromotingWellness.net, 10am
Fri Mar 20 thru Fri Jun 5.
Aqua Motion, on Mondays, Wednesdays,
and Fridays; a moderate-intensity, drop-in
exercise class; for information, call 309-7965603 or e-mail amyettej@bhc.edu, Black Hawk

College - Community Aquatic


Center, 6600 34th Avenue,
Moline, IL, BHC.edu/aquatic,
11am Fri Mar 20 thru Wed
Jun 10.
More-for-Your-Core Class,
on Saturdays; hot yoga with
a twist, as instructor Rebecca
Lovich is also certified in
Pilates; for information, call
309-764-9642, Indigo Wellness
Hot Yoga - Davenport, 5161
Utica Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA,
IndigoWellness.info, 7am Sat
Mar 21 and Sat Mar 28.
All Levels Hot Yoga, on
Saturdays, led by Karie John; for
information, call 309-764-9642,
Indigo Wellness Hot Yoga - Rock
Island, 3416 Blackhawk Rd.,
Rock Island, IL, IndigoWellness.
info, 12pm Sat Mar 21 thru Sat
Jun 6.
Core Strength Yoga, on
Sundays; led by Karie John; for
information, call 309-764-9642,
Indigo Wellness Hot Yoga - Rock
Island, 3416 Blackhawk Rd.,
Rock Island, IL, IndigoWellness.
info, 6pm Sun Mar 22 thru Sun
Jun 7.
All Levels Hot Yoga, on
Mondays, led by Karie John; for
information, call 309-764-9642,
Indigo Wellness Hot Yoga - Rock
Island, 3416 Blackhawk Rd.,
Rock Island, IL, IndigoWellness.info, 6pm Mon
Mar 23 thru Mon Jun 8.
Johannas Lunchtime Yoga, on Mondays,
with Johanna Hilliard; refresh yourself in
the middle of the day; for information and
to register, call 563-726-2623 or e-mail
mississippipearl@hotmail.com, The Cottage
Wholistic Health Center, 1227 Jersey Ridge
Rd., Davenport, IA, PromotingWellness.net,
12:15pm Mon Mar 23 thru Mon Jun 8.
Johannas Therapeutic Yoga, on Mondays
and Wednesdays, with Johanna Hilliard; for
current yoga practitioners who wish to learn
how to modify poses to their individual needs;
$12 drop-in classes, $100/10-class pass; for
information and to register, call 563-726-2623
or e-mail mississippipearl@hotmail.com, The
Cottage Wholistic Health Center, 1227 Jersey
Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA, PromotingWellness.
net, 5pm Mon Mar 23 thru Wed Jun 10.
Hot Yoga 101 Beginners, on Saturdays;
this class will get you familiar with the heat
of Hot yoga and some basic fundamentals of
Breathing and Poses in some of the classes
offered at Indigo Hot Yoga; for information, call
309-764-9642, Indigo Wellness Hot Yoga - Rock
Island, 3416 Blackhawk Rd., Rock Island, IL,
IndigoWellness.info, 8:30pm Sat Apr 4 thru Sat
Apr. 25.

SPECIAL EVENTS
March & April
Improve Your Health with Essential Oils,
free online resources & events, plus a free
sample when you contact Jamie at her Web
site, EssentialMama.com, Thu Mar 19 thru Tue
Mar 31.
Yoga for Menopause, learn how to
naturally balance your hormones and manage
the symptoms of menopause through yoga,
nutrition & natural health practices; taught by
Dr. Margaret Millar & Sue VanderJeugt; $20; for
information, call 309-764-9642, Indigo Wellness
Hot Yoga - Rock Island, 3416 Blackhawk Rd.,
Rock Island, IL, IndigoWellness.info, 2pm Sat
Mar 21.
Gentle & Pre-Natal Yoga, led by Roberta
Kelinson; for information, call 309-764-9642,

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Trinity 7th Street Campus, 500 John


Deere Rd, Moline, IL, Wed Apr 22.
Arm Balance Workshop, this
workshop will focus on a variety of armbalance postures, from the basic crow
pose to the more challenging dragonfly;
for information, call 309-764-9642,
Indigo Wellness Hot Yoga - Rock Island,
3416 Blackhawk Rd., Rock Island, IL,
IndigoWellness.info, 2pm Sat Apr 25.
Integrative Healing, Angel and Steve
Lyle demonstrate how they remove
traumatic energy from the past so you
are free to go into a new, more joyful
direction; for information, call 563-3707995, The Healing Heart Center, Porter
Cottage, Building G, 2800 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, TheHealingHeartCenter.
org, 7pm Wed Apr 29.
Nutrition Before, During, and After
Cancer Therapy, a Trinity dietitian
will discuss nutrient needs before,
during, and after cancer; information
on common herbal and vitamin
supplements and antioxidants; free;
for information, call 309-779-2000 or
877-242-8899, Trinity Regional Health
System, 5pm Thu Apr 30.

May & June


Yo-Yo Ma @ Adler Theatre - May 14
Indigo Wellness Moline, 1621 5th Ave., Moline,
IL, IndigoWellness.info, 3:30pm Wed Mar 25.
General MDA Support Group, for
individuals and families affected by muscular
dystrophy; for information, call 319-393-8905,
Trinity 7th Street Campus, 500 John Deere Rd,
Moline, IL, Wed Mar 25.
Integrative Healing, Angel and Steve Lyle
demonstrate how they remove traumatic
energy from the past so you are free to go into
a new, more joyful direction; for information,
call 563-370-7995, The Healing Heart Center,
Porter Cottage, Building G, 2800 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, TheHealingHeartCenter.org,
7pm Wed Mar 25.
YOGART: Family Yoga & Art, taught by
Jennifer Vondracek, for families with children
ages 2 & up; bring a water bottle and a yoga
mat for each family member, or mats available
to rent for $2 each; featuring simple routines,
games and partner poses the whole family
will love; a simple art project using recycled
or reusable materials will follow yoga; $5
donation/family; for information, call 563-2893946, Reusable Usables Creative Arts Center,
322 N. Cody, LeClaire, IA, ReusableUsables.org,
3:30pm Sun Mar 29.
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, get information
and answers to your Medicare questions from
a SHIIP representative; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Wed Apr 1.
Sun Salutations 101 Workshop, class
will follow a Astanga like format that will
incorporate Standing poses and seated
sequence in which we will come back to
the pattern of the Sun Salutation to create a
pattern of memory in the body; for information,
call 309-764-9642, Indigo Wellness Hot Yoga Davenport, 5161 Utica Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA,
IndigoWellness.info, 2pm Sat Apr 11.
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, get information
and answers to your Medicare questions from
a SHIIP representative; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Wed Apr 15.
General MDA Support Group, for
individuals and families affected by muscular
dystrophy; for information, call 319-393-8905,

Improve Your Health with Essential


Oils, free online resources & events, plus
a free sample when you contact Jamie
at her Web site, EssentialMama.com, Fri
May 1 thru Wed Jun 10.
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, get information
and answers to your Medicare questions from
a SHIIP representative; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am May 6.
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, get information
and answers to your Medicare questions from
a SHIIP representative; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Wed May 20.
General MDA Support Group, for
individuals and families affected by muscular
dystrophy; for information, call 319-393-8905,
Trinity 7th Street Campus, 500 John Deere Rd,
Moline, IL, Wed May 27.
Integrative Healing, Angel and Steve Lyle
demonstrate how they remove traumatic
energy from the past so you are free to go into
a new, more joyful direction; for information,
call 563-370-7995, The Healing Heart Center,
Porter Cottage, Building G, 2800 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, TheHealingHeartCenter.org, 7pm
Wed May 27.
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, get information
and answers to your Medicare questions from
a SHIIP representative; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Wed Jun 3.

SENIORS
WEEKLY EVENTS
Line Dancing II, on Thursdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 2:30pm Thu
Mar 19 thru Thu Jun 4.
New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays;
$2-4; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm
Thu Mar 19 thru Thu Jun 4.

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SENIORS
WEEKLY EVENTS
Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Thu
Mar 19 thru Thu Jun 4.
Zumba Gold Beginners & Chair, on
Thursdays; $2-4; for information, call 563-3867477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
9am Thu Mar 19 thru Thu Jun 4.
Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:45pm Thu
Mar 19 thru Fri Jun 5.
Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $1-2; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport,
IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am Thu Mar 19 thru Wed
Jun 10.
Low-Impact Exercise, Mon.-Fri.; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu Mar
19 thru Wed Jun 10.
Personal Reflexology, on Wed. & Thu. by
appointment only, with Janet Latchaw; $20; for
information, call 563-349-5832, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Thu Mar
19 thru Wed Jun 10.
Bingo, on Fridays; for information, call 563386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.
org, 12:30pm Fri Mar 20 thru Fri Jun 5.
Ceramics I & II, on Fridays; $7-9; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Fri Mar 20
thru Fri Jun 5.
Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays;
$2-4; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Fri
Mar 20 thru Fri Jun 5.
Senior Theatre, on Fridays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Fri
Mar 20 thru Fri Jun 5.
Zumba Toning, on Fridays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am Fri Mar 20
thru Fri Jun 5.
Bridge, on Mon. & Fri.; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport,
IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Fri Mar 20 thru
Mon Jun 8.
Ceramics I, on Mondays; $7-9; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Mon
Mar 23 thru Mon Jun 8.
Drawing, Clay Sculpting, & Acrylics, on
Mondays at 12:30 & 5pm; $5-6 plus materials;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, Mon Mar 23
thru Mon Jun 8.
Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 2:15pm Mon
Mar 23 thru Mon Jun 8.
Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing
experience necessary; free; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 8am Mon Mar 23 thru Mon
Jun 8.

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Theatre

Musicals and Dance


March through June

ur springtime musical and dance-event


season opens with Into the Woods, one
of my absolute favorite shows of the past
50 years, and ends with Ballet Quad Cities
Ballet Under the Stars, being performed by a
professional dance company that I will forever
be unapologetically biased toward. Consider
those shows, then, the cookies in the incredibly
(clockwise from left) Johnna
tasty springtime Oreo that is the area-theatre
Kerres, Ian Sodawasser,
musical and dance scene one that might
Christiana
Crosby, and Callen
boast more recognizable and beloved titles
Brown
in
Urinetown: The
than any such season in recent memory.
Musical
@
Quad City Music
With five Tony Awards to its name, plus three
Guild

March
26 through 29
recent Oscar nominations for its film version,
Stephen Sondheims fairytale classic Into the
Woods is certainly adored by many beyond me, and the reasons why will be in
evidence during the shows run at the First Presbyterian Church of Davenport
March 21 and 22. Ballet Under the Stars, meanwhile, will enjoy its annual
Lincoln Park stagings June 5 through 7, just a few weeks after the companys
Adler Theatre productions of another springtime fairytale The Sleeping Beauty,
with matine and evening performances held on April 18. Davenports Adler will
also host eight productions of the Tony-dominating Four Seasons revue Jersey
Boys (April 21 through 26), while elsewhere in the city, students at Davenport
Junior Theatre take on a debuting musical in composer Aaron Randolph IIIs
adaptation Rumpelstiltskin, running May 2 through 10. (So many fairytales this
spring, so little time!) Additional student talent will be on display in two musical
classics being staged at Rock Islands Center for Living Arts Leonard Bernsteins
thrilling Romeo & Juliet homage West Side Story (April 24 through 26) and
Andrew Lloyd Webbers eternally popular biblical pastiche Joseph & the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat (May 1 through 9) with the Center also teaming up
with Two Rivers United Methodist Church for a new staging, at the Rock Island
church, of Stephen Schwartzs New Testament-inspired Godspell (March 29). The
District Theatre brings a cult screen comedy to life in its springtime presentations
of High Fidelity: The Musical (April 23 through May 3), while the Districts Circa
21 Dinner Playhouse has a trio of sure-to-be-hit musicals on the seasonal docket:
The Church Basement Ladies in: The Last (Potluck) Supper (March 25 through
May 16), Fancy Nancy: The Musical (April 14 through May 15), and Rodgers &
Hammersteins The Sound of Music (May 20 through July 25). Summer theatre
officially starts in spring with the Timber Lake Playhouses season-opening
production of the Broadway smash Hairspray (June 4 through 14). Meanwhile,
a Quad City Music Guild calendar year that boasts, quite frankly, a wildly
intimidating lineup of big-ticket musicals kicks off with one of the 21st Centurys
most hysterical ones: the Tony-winning pay for the privilege to pee spectacle
Urinetown: The Musical (March 26 through 29). And if I dont wrap this up
soon and take a long-overdue break from the computer, Urinetown is exactly
where Im gonna be, too, so obtain more information on this springs season of
musicals by visiting the Theatre pages of the Spring Guides events calendar.
Mike Schulz

Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; $2-4; for


information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Mon
Mar 23 thru Mon Jun 8.
Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport,
IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Tue Mar 24 thru Tue
Jun 9.
Ceramics II, on Tuesdays at 9:30 & 1pm;
$7-11/session, $9-12/all day; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, Tue Mar 24 thru Tue Jun 9.
Crocheting & Knitting Volunteer Class, on

Tuesdays; make hats, scarfs, and mittens for


children and the homeless; donations of yarn
and other knitting needs accepted; free; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Tue
Mar 24 thru Tue Jun 9.
Line Dancing Free Lessons, on Tuesdays;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 8:30am Tue
Mar 24 thru Tue Jun 9.
Line Dancing I, on Tuesdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Mar

24 thru Tue Jun 9.


Bunco, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 2pm Wed Mar
25 thru Wed Jun 10.
Chair Massage with Mary, on Wednesdays;
20-minute sessions; $15-20; for information,
call 563-484-4024, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 10am Wed Mar 25 thru Wed
Jun 10.
Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Wed Mar
25 thru Wed Jun 10.
Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $7-9; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 2pm Wed Mar
25 thru Wed Jun 10.
Pinochle, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Wed Mar
25 thru Wed Jun 10.
Tai Chi Chun, on Wednesdays; $24-36/6
weeks; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:25am
Wed Mar 25 thru Wed Jun 10.
TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking
Off Pounds Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in,
noon meeting; $1-2; for information, call 563386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.
org, 11:30am Wed Mar 25 thru Wed Jun 10.
Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Wed Mar
25 thru Wed Jun 10.

SPECIAL EVENTS
March
Introduction to Zen Tangling, $5-7; for
information, call 563-386-7477 or e-mail
info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISseniors.org, 10am Thu Mar 19.
Senior Day: Nervous Neal Smiths Charlie
Parker Tribute, Quad Cities saxophonist Smith
and his band present a tribute to Parkers music
and life; refreshments served; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30am Thu Mar 19.
Watercolor Painting Class with KC Barnes,
$20-25; for information, call 563-386-7477 or
e-mail info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport,
IA, CASISseniors.org, 10am Thu Mar 19.
Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles
Screening, & Medication Review, for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu Mar 19.
Parkinsons Support Group, for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 10am Sat Mar 21.
Apple IPad Clinic, Jim Holifield from Mac
Computer Club will answer your questions about
Apple products; bring your iPad with you to the
iPad class; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISseniors.org, 9am Mon Mar 23.
Lunch & Learn: Emerging Trends in Elder
Financial Exploitation, join Susan R Shaffer,
CCBSO, Loss Prevention, BSA ,and Security Officer
with Quad City Bank as we learn more about
the growing trend of financial abuse, scams and
exploitation; a light lunch will be served; $2-4;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center

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for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISseniors.org, 11:15am Mon
Mar 23.
Canvas and Vino with KC Barnes, local artist
KC Barnes will teach you how to paint an acrylic
painting while you enjoy a glass of wine; $20-25;
for information, call 563-386-7477 or e-mail
info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISseniors.org, 5:30pm Tue Mar 24.
Grief Support Group, for information, call 563386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
9:30am Wed Mar 25.
Swing Dance Class, $6; for information, call
563-386-7477 or e-mail info@CASISeniors.org,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISseniors.org, 3:30pm
Wed Mar 25.
TRIAD (Reducing Crime Against Seniors),
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Mar
25.
Bob Ross Painting Class, certified instructor
Frank Black will be teaching this Bob Ross class,
creating the painting Mountain Cabin; $25-30;
for information, call 563-386-7477 or e-mail
info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISseniors.org, 9am Thu Mar 26.
I Heart Caregivers Seminar Presented
by AARP, a light lunch will be provided; free;
for information, call 563-386-7477 or e-mail
info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISseniors.org, 11am Fri Mar 27.
Canvas and Vino with Lynn Jones, local
artist Lynn Jones will teach you how to paint a
painting while you enjoy a glass of wine; $25-30;
for information, call 563-386-7477 or e-mail
info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISseniors.org, 6pm Tue Mar 31.

April
Low Vision Support Group, for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 10am Thu Apr 2.
Poetry Roundtable, $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 1:30pm Thu Apr 2.
Grief Support Group, for information, call 563386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
9:30am Wed Apr 8.
Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles
Screening, & Medication Review, for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu Apr 9.
Spring Bingo Sponsored by Heritage Woods,
there will be special prizes awarded as well as
treats available; for information, call 563-386-7477
or e-mail info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISseniors.org, 12:30pm Fri Apr
10.
Tony Hamilton Orchestra, $10 at the door;
for information, call 563-386-7477 or e-mail
info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISseniors.org, 7pm Fri Apr 10.
Caregivers Support Group, free; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Mon
Apr 13.
Blood Pressure Check, free; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Apr 14.
Thats Entertainment: Darlene Breuwet
Sponsored by Ridgecrest Village, a light lunch

will be served, with musical entertainment


following; $2-4; for information, call 563-386-7477
or e-mail info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISseniors.org, 11am Wed Apr
15.
Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles
Screening, & Medication Review, for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu Apr 16.
Ruhl & Ruhl Seminar: 10 Mistakes Seniors
Make When Buying or Selling a Home, Gina
Rowland will be here to talk about some of the
mistakes seniors make when buying or selling
a home; free; for information, call 563-386-7477
or e-mail info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISseniors.org, 12:30pm Thu
Apr 16.
Senior Day: Walk for the Bees, Hiking the
Colorado Trail, long-distance walker Tony Singh
discusses his hike to raise awareness about the
preservation of honeybees for food security;
refreshments served; free; for information, call 563344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
1:30am Thu Apr 16.
Watercolor Class with Jean Johnson, Apr. 16
& 23; learn to create a watercolor masterpiece with
local artist Jean Johnson; $25-30; for information,
call 563-386-7477 or e-mail info@CASISeniors.org,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISseniors.org, 9am Thu
Apr 16.
Parkinsons Support Group, for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 10am Sat Apr 18.
Everything You Want to Know About
Reverse Mortgages, sponsored by Premiere
Home Mortgage, Linda Mayer will be speaking;
free; for information, call 563-386-7477 or e-mail
info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISseniors.org, 9am Mon Apr 20.
Fraud Conference Sponsored by AARP and
the FDIC, Jenefer Duane, the Senior Program
Analyst at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
will be the first speaker of the day, followed with
more information about preventing fraud; free;
for information, call 563-386-7477 or e-mail
info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISseniors.org, 8pm Wed Apr 22.
TRIAD (Reducing Crime Against Seniors),
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Apr
22.
Grief Support Group, for information, call 563386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
9:30am Wed Apr 22.
Lunch and Learn Sponsored by QCR
Holdings, Jodie Toohie from the Midwest Writing
Club will be here to speak; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477 or e-mail info@CASISeniors.org,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISseniors.org, 11am Mon
Apr 27.
Canvas and Vino with Lynn Jones, local
artist Lynn Jones will teach you how to paint a
painting while you enjoy a glass of wine; $25-30;
for information, call 563-386-7477 or e-mail
info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISseniors.org, 6pm Tue Apr 28.
Bob Ross Oil Painting Class, certified
instructor Frank Black will be teaching this Bob
Ross class, creating a floral oil painting; $30-35;
for information, call 563-386-7477 or e-mail
info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISseniors.org, 9am Wed Apr 29.

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Navy Band Performance, free; for
information, call 563-386-7477 or e-mail
info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISseniors.org, 12:30pm Tue May 5.
Low Vision Support Group, for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 10am Thu May 7.
Poetry Roundtable, $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 1:30pm Thu May 7.
Mothers Day Bingo Sponsored by Heritage
Woods, there will be special prizes awarded as
well as treats available; for information, call 563386-7477 or e-mail info@CASISeniors.org, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISseniors.org, 12:30pm
Fri May 8.
Spring Dinner Dance Presented by The
Tony Hamilton Orchestra, $30; for information,
call 563-386-7477 or e-mail info@CASISeniors.
org, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISseniors.org,
6pm Fri May 8.
Caregivers Support Group, free; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Mon
May 11.
Blood Pressure Check, free; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue May 12.
Grief Support Group, for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed May 13.
Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles
Screening, & Medication Review, for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu May
14.
Geri-Ed Presented by Good Samaritan,
treats and refreshments provided; free; for
information, call 563-386-7477 or e-mail
info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISseniors.org, 6pm Thu May 14.
Bend of the River Trivia Presented by
Pilot Club, maximum team of eight people;
6pm doors, 7pm trivia; there will be a cash bar,
door prizes, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle;

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proceeds go to support CASI and Janes Place;


$10; for information, call 563-386-7477 or e-mail
info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISseniors.org, 6pm Fri May 15.
Parkinsons Support Group, for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 10am Sat May 16.
AARP Defensive Driving Course, for
information, call 563-386-7477 or e-mail
info@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISseniors.org, 10am Tue May 19.
Senior Day: Music of the Silent Film Era
with Josh Duffee, refreshments served; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf,
IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30am Thu May 21.
Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles
Screening, & Medication Review, for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu May 21.
Grief Support Group, for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed May 27.
TRIAD (Reducing Crime Against Seniors),
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed
May 27.
Low Vision Support Group, for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 10am Thu Jun 4.
Poetry Roundtable, $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 1:30pm Thu Jun 4.
Caregivers Support Group, free; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Mon
Jun 8.
Blood Pressure Check, free; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Jun 9.
Grief Support Group, for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Jun 10.

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elcome to the Spring 2015 KWQC Family Fun Guide, a special section in the River Cities Readers Spring Guide. We
have separated our childrens 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. So any day your children complain about being bored, youre sure to
find the perfect antidote here.

ARTS & CRAFTS


March
Call for Entry: Under 20 Youth Art
Exhibition 2015, seeking submissions for the
Juried Youth Art Show, opening Apr. 17, for any
young artist less than 20 years of age who lives
in the Iowa City Community School District;
for information, call 319-338-4442, The Chait
Galleries Downtown, 218 E Washington St, Iowa
City, IA, ChaitGalleries.com, Thu Mar 19 and
Fri Mar 20.
Kids Craft Day, in addition to creating that
perfect piece of artwork, kids can climb on a
variety of awe-inspiring machines or visit the
Discovery Zone and learn where food comes
from, why we need roads and bridges, and how
to take care of the environment, John Deere
Pavilion, 17th St & River Dr, Moline, IL, Deere.
com, 10am Sat Mar 21.
Doodlebugs at Marion Public Library: E
is for Editions, preschoolers get messy and
learn about how printmaking works; free; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, CRMA.org, 10:45am Tue Mar 24.
Spring Break Art Mini-Camps for Ages
7-12, engineered for elementary grades to use
their imaginations and express themselves
while having fun and learning a little about
art; $35/one day, $50/two days; RSVP to Erin
at ethomas@crma.org or 319-366-7503, Cedar
Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, 10am Tue Mar 24 and
Wed Mar 25.
Writers and Illustrators Workshops for
Ages 13-17, do some creative writing in
the galleries or outside, and find out from
working authors about their process and what
its like working with publishers and editors;
on Wednesday, spend some time with our
instructor working on your own illustrations,
and get some tips; $35/one day, $50/two days;
RSVP to Erin at ethomas@crma.org or 319-3667503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third
Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, 1pm Tue
Mar 24 and Wed Mar 25.
Make it, Play it, Take it Craft Day: Paper
Airplanes, ages 6-12 create, play, or design a
craft or activity; drop-in session featuring crafts
you can play with right away and take home for
later; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
4pm Wed Mar 25.
Duct Tape Craft Program, make something
fun out of duct tape; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10am Thu Mar
26.
Doodlebugs at Hiawatha Public Library: F
is for Fiction, preschoolers learn the difference
between fiction & nonfiction today, and then
create the most outlandish, made-up story
possible; free; for information, call 319-3667503, Hiawatha Public Library, 150 West
Willman, Hiawatha, IA, CRMA.org, 10:30am Fri
Mar 27.

April
Make a Sharpie Mug, ages 12-18 decorate
their own custom mugs with sharpie pens,
then bake them at home to set the ink; a
variety of book-related designs and ideas will
be available, or make it your own with a design
thats all about you; mugs and pens provided;

free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock


Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm
Thu Apr 2.
Doodlebugs at the CRMA: D is for Doodles
& Drawings, preschoolers doodle and draw to
creat book-worthy illustrations that tell a story;
free; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar
Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, 10:30am Thu Apr 2.
EcoCraft, on Mondays; grade-schoolers
mix science and art using recycled, organic, or
biodegradable materials; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm
Mon Apr 6 thru Mon Apr 20.
Make It, Play It, Take It Craft Day: Race
Day, ages 6-12 create, play, or design a craft
or activity; drop-in session featuring crafts you
can play with right away and take home for
later; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
4pm Wed Apr 8.
Art Stroll for Babies, bring your little one
for a gallery tour specifically geared for babies
12 months and under; $5; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,
410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org,
10:30am Tue Apr 14.
Make It, Play It, Take It Craft Day:
Marshmallow Engineering, ages 6-12 create,
play, or design a craft or activity; drop-in
session featuring crafts you can play with
right away and take home for later; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Apr
15.
Kids Craft Day, in addition to creating that
perfect piece of artwork, kids can climb on a
variety of awe-inspiring machines or visit the
Discovery Zone and learn where food comes
from, why we need roads and bridges, and how
to take care of the environment, John Deere
Pavilion, 17th St & River Dr, Moline, IL, Deere.
com, 10am Sat Apr 18.
Comics Art Lab, ages 7 & up make art and
talk about geeky stuff; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue
Apr 21.
Doodlebugs at Hiawatha Public Library:
H is for Hardcover, preschoolers see what
happens when we turn a books cover into a
work of art; free; for information, call 319366-7503, Hiawatha Public Library, 150 West
Willman, Hiawatha, IA, CRMA.org, 10:30am Fri
Apr 24.
Doodlebugs at Marion Public Library: G is
for Gutter, preschoolers create some artwork
where the gutter plays an important role; free;
for information, call 319-366-7503, Marion
Public Library, 1095 6th Ave, Marion, IA, CRMA.
org, 10:45am Tue Apr 28.

May & June


Mothers Day Folding Craft Stick Card
and Clothes Pin Project, make your mom a
Mothers Day card; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue May
12.
Stroller Tour, bring your little one for a
gallery tour specifically geared for babies

12 months and under, with a focus on such


themes as animals, faces, colors, and shapes,
all before the museum opens to the public,
so your little one can made as much noise
as he/she wants; $5, free for members; for
information, e-mail ethomas@crma.org or call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,
410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org,
10:30am Tue May 12.
Make It, Play It, Take It Craft Day: Create
Day, ages 6-12 create, play, or design a craft
or activity; drop-in session featuring crafts you
can play with right away and take home for
later; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
4pm Wed May 13.
Kids Craft Day, in addition to creating that
perfect piece of artwork, kids can climb on a
variety of awe-inspiring machines or visit the
Discovery Zone and learn where food comes
from, why we need roads and bridges, and how
to take care of the environment, John Deere
Pavilion, 17th St & River Dr, Moline, IL, Deere.
com, 10am Sat May 16.
Mothers Day Folding Craft Stick Card
and Clothes Pin Project, make your mom a
Mothers Day card; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10am Sat May
16.
Maker Monday, drop-in craft projects
geared for older youths; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,

2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,


BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Mon Jun 8.
Fathers Day Sharpie Mug Craft, make
dad a card and personalized mug for Fathers
Day; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Jun 9.

MUSIC

Registration Open: Rock Camp USA:


Session #1, a two-week intensive in which
ages 8-18 receive intensive performanceoriented instruction given by professional area
musicians and instructors; participants rehearse
their chosen songs, record them during dress
rehearsal, and perform a concert at the end of
the session; June 15 thru 26 rehearsals from
1-5pm, June 27 concert; $425; for information
and to register, call 563-326-1333, RME (River
Music Experience), 129 N. Main St., Davenport,
IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, thru Wed Jun 10.
Registration Open: Rock Camp USA:
Session #2, a two-week intensive in which
ages 8-18 receive intensive performanceoriented instruction given by professional area
musicians and instructors; participants rehearse
their chosen songs, record them during dress
rehearsal, and perform a concert at the end
of the session; July 6 thru 17 rehearsals from
1-5pm, July 18 concert; $425; for information
and to register, call 563-326-1333, RME (River
Music Experience), 129 N. Main St., Davenport,
IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, thru Wed Jun 10.

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MUSIC
Registration Open: Rock Camp USA:
Session #3, a two-week intensive in which
ages 8-18 receive intensive performanceoriented instruction given by professional area
musicians and instructors; participants rehearse
their chosen songs, record them during dress
rehearsal, and perform a concert at the end
of the session; July 20 thru 30 rehearsals from
1-5pm, August 1 concert; $425; for information
and to register, call 563-326-1333, RME (River
Music Experience), 129 N. Main St., Davenport,
IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, thru Wed Jun 10.
Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for
Naptime Players, unexpectedly intelligent and
whimsically rocking music for kids and their
parents, performed by the Grammy-nominated
ensemble; $4-7 admission; for information, call
563-344-4169, Family Museum, 2900 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
11am Sat Mar 21.
Kidz Days at the RME featuring Logo
Russo, an educational program geared for
children pre-school to age 12, centered on
live music and other performances just for
kids; $5 per adult, accompanied children are
free; for information, call 563-326-1333, RME
Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport,
IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 12pm Sat Mar
28.
For Kids and By Kids: CD Release Party,
celebrating the release of For Kids and By
Kids: Song from Iowa Rock City, Vol. 1, with
performances by Prairie Green Preschoolers,
Katie Roche, Family Folk Machine, Ion and
Romulan, Dave Moore, and Girls Rock! Iowa
City; free; for information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, Englert.org, 3pm Sat Mar 28.
Kidz Days at the RME, an educational
program geared for children pre-school to
age 12, centered on live music and other
performances just for kids; $5 per adult,
accompanied children are free; for information,
call 563-326-1333, RME Community
Stage, 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 12pm Sat Apr 18.
Kidz Days at the RME, an educational
program geared for children pre-school to
age 12, centered on live music and other
performances just for kids; $5 per adult,
accompanied children are free; for information,
call 563-326-1333, RME Community
Stage, 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 12pm Sat May 16.
Dino ODell and the Heroes of Outer
Space, ages 3-10 join Dino on a music and
storytelling journey that is interactive and fun
as you meet astronauts, fix alien spaceships and
explore our solar system; free; for information,
call 309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2pm Sat
Jun 6.

STORIES
March

Teen Poetry Contest, for students in grades


6-12; submit one original poem in the category
of short (up to 12 lines) or long (up to 25 lines);
prizes will be $25, $15, and $10 gift certificates
for first, second, and third places in each
category; for information, call 309-524-2470,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, Thu Mar 19 thru Fri Apr
10.
Building with Books Lego Club, ages 4-12
build with Lego blocks and listen to stories;
free; for information, call 309-524-2470,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Mar 19.
Preschool Story Time, on Thursdays; stories
and crafts for ages 3-5; free; for information, call
309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st

St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 10am Thu


Mar 19 and Thu Mar 26.
Pajama Storytimes, a celebration of
books and illustration with stories, crafts, and
surprises related to our illustration exhibitions;
kids can come in their pajamas and bring a
stuffed-animal friend; free; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,
410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org,
7am Thu Mar 19.
PBS Kids Writing Contest, for grades K-3;
stories, which must be the original work of
the child, may be non-fiction, fiction, prose
or poetry; entries, postmarked by Thursday,
April 9, can be dropped off at WQPTs office at
Western Illinois Universitys riverfront campus,
or mailed to WQPT, 3300 River Drive, Moline,
Illinois 61265; for information, contact Esther
Smith at 309-764-2400 or EB-Smith@wiu.edu,
WQPT-TV, 3561 60th St., Moline, IL, WQPT.org/
storycontest, Thu Mar 19 thru Tue Mar 31.
Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays; using
yoga, dancing, and more, ages 0-5 join in on
our stories and songs; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am
Thu Mar 19 and Thu Mar 26.
Preschool Storytime, stories, songs,
fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages 3-5;
Mondays 7pm, Tuesdays through Fridays
10am; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, Thu Mar 19 thru Tue Mar 31.
Book Explorers: Number the Stars, for
grades 4 & up; a discussion of Lois Lowrys
book; participants will be given the book
on the first meeting date and discuss it over
the next few weeks; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Sat Mar 21.
Project Next Generation: Dream, Design,
Deliver - Graphic Novel Workshop, Saturdays
thru Apr. 11, for grades 5 and up; the workshop
will introduce students to the history of
cartooning, creating a comic strip, publishing,
and more; free; for information, call 309-5242440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 9am Sat Mar 21.
Pajama Story Time, ages 4-8 wear their
PJs and bring their favorite stuffed animal to
hear new stories; free; for information, call
309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 7pm Mon
Mar 23.
Tales for Tots!, ages 0-3 enjoy stories,
move to music, recite action poems, and learn
fingerplay; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 10am Mon Mar 23.
Book Battles, on Tuesdays, for grades 3-5;
each meeting is a new battle of the books; pick
up a suggestion list at the childrens desk and
come prepared with a book that has a fighting
chance; free; for information, call 309-524-2440,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Mar 24 and Tue
Mar 31.
Tales for Tots!, ages 0-3 enjoy stories,
move to music, recite action poems, and learn
fingerplay; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Wed Mar 25.
Evening Storytimes, stories and crafts for
ages 0-5 free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Mar 30.
Pajama Storytime: Easter, ages 0-5
can experience a story, song and craft on
different story themes and learning concepts;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest

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Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Mar 30.
Read with Rover, event allows grades
Pre-K to 6 to practice reading aloud; each
drop-in session pairs a young reader with
a certified therapy dog and handler from
the Quad Cities Canine Assistance Network;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Mon Mar 30.
30/31 Toddler Tales, stories, songs, and
fun for children ages birth to five; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
Tue Mar 31.
Childrens Morning Storytimes, stories,
songs and crafts around a theme for ages 0-5;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059
30th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Tue Mar 31.

April
PBS Kids Writing Contest, for grades K-3;
stories, which must be the original work of
the child, may be non-fiction, fiction, prose
or poetry; entries, postmarked by Thursday,
April 9, can be dropped off at WQPTs office at
Western Illinois Universitys riverfront campus,
or mailed to WQPT, 3300 River Drive, Moline,
Illinois 61265; for information, contact Esther
Smith at 309-764-2400 or EB-Smith@wiu.edu,
WQPT-TV, 3561 60th St., Moline, IL, WQPT.org/
storycontest, Wed Apr 1 thru Thu Apr 9.
Childrens Morning Storytimes, on
Wednesdays; stories, songs and crafts around
a theme for ages 0-5; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed
Apr 1 thru Wed Apr 29.
Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays;
using yoga, dancing, and more, ages 0-5 join in
on our stories and songs; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Wed Apr 1 thru
Wed Apr 22.
Preschool Storytime, stories, songs,
fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages 3-5;
Mondays 7pm, Tuesdays through Fridays
10am; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, Wed Apr 1 thru Thu Apr 30.
Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays; using
yoga, dancing, and more, ages 0-5 join in on
our stories and songs; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am
Thu Apr 2 thru Thu Apr 30.
PajamaTime Storytime, on Thursdays;
kids bring their pillows and blankets for this
after-dinner storytime with music, dancing, and
more; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Thu
Apr 2 thru Thu Apr 30.
Reading Assistance Dogs, children practice
reading to dogs from Quad City Canines; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm
Thu Apr 2.
Childrens Morning Storytimes, on Fridays;
stories, songs and crafts around a theme for
ages 0-5; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 10:30am Fri Apr 3 thru Fri Apr 24.
Main Toddler Tales, on Fridays; stories,
songs, and fun for children ages birth to five;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock

Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,


Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
Fri Apr 3 thru Fri Apr 24.
Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; stories,
music and crafts to help equip your 2-5 year
old with the skills and motivation for early
school success; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Apr 3 thru
Apr 24.
Afternoon Storytime, on Mondays;
music, dancing, stories, and fun for ages
0-5; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm
Mon Apr 6 thru Mon Apr 20.
Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; stories,
music and crafts to help equip your 2-5 year
old with the skills and motivation for early
school success; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Mon Apr 6 thru Mon Apr 20.
Wee Wiggler Toddler Time, on Mondays
at 9:30 & 10:45am; stories, music, crafts and
play-time for ages 18-36 months; free; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 9:30am Mon Apr 6 thru Mon Apr 27.
Book Battles, for grades 3-5; each
meeting is a new battle of the books; pick up
a suggestion list at the childrens desk and
come prepared with a book that has a fighting
chance; free; for information, call 309-524-2440,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Apr 7.
Childrens Morning Storytimes, on
Tuesdays; stories, songs and crafts around a
theme for ages 0-5; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Apr 7 thru
Tue Apr 28.
Storytime, on Tuesdays; stories and songs
with cutting-edge technology, for ages 0-5;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Apr 7 thru
Tue Apr 21.
Tales for Tots!, ages 0-3 enjoy stories,
move to music, recite action poems, and learn
fingerplay; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Wed Apr 8.
Play and Grow, ages birth to 3 talk, sing,
play, and read their way to early literacy; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
Thu Apr 9.
Tales for Tots!, ages 0-3 enjoy stories,
move to music, recite action poems, and learn
fingerplay; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 10am Mon Apr 13.
Pajama Storytime: Home Sweet Home,
stories and crafts for ages birth - 5; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm
Mon Apr 13.
Read with Rover!, event allows grades
Pre-K to 6 to practice reading aloud; each
drop-in session pairs a young reader with a
certified therapy dog and handler from the
Quad Cities Canine Assistance Network; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm
Mon Apr 13.
Baby Bounce, rhymes, songs, and stories
ages 0-18 months and their parents; free; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public

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Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Mon Apr 13.
Read Aloud, grades K-3 read and discuss
stories together and get creative; free; for
information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 4pm Tue Apr 14.
QC CAN Reading Assistance Dogs, readers
of all levels will enjoy the chance to read to
specially trained Reading Assistance Dogs as
they increase their reading skills and build
confidence in their ability; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Thu Apr 16.
Pajama Storytime, a celebration of books
and illustration with stories, crafts, and
surprises related to our illustration exhibitions;
kids can come in their pajamas and bring a
stuffed-animal friend; free; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,
410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org,
7pm Thu Apr 16.
Building with Books Lego Club, ages 4-12
build with Lego blocks and listen to stories;
free; for information, call 309-524-2480,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Apr 16.
Tales for Tots!, ages 0-3 enjoy stories,
move to music, recite action poems, and learn
fingerplay; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Wed Apr 22.
Tales for Tots!, ages 0-3 enjoy stories,
move to music, recite action poems, and learn
fingerplay; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 10am Mon Apr 27.
Pajama Story Time, ages 4-8 wear their
PJs and bring their favorite stuffed animal to
hear new stories; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 7pm Mon
Apr 27.
Pajama Storytime: Naughty Kid Stories,
stories and crafts for ages birth - 5; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Apr 27.
Wee Wiggler Toddler Time, ages 4-8 wear
their PJs and bring their favorite stuffed animal
to hear new stories; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 7pm Mon
Apr 27.
Read with Rover!, event allows grades
Pre-K to 6 to practice reading aloud; each
drop-in session pairs a young reader with
a certified therapy dog and handler from
the Quad Cities Canine Assistance Network;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Mon Apr 27.

May
Childrens Morning Storytimes, on Fridays;
stories, songs and crafts around a theme for
ages 0-5; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 10:30am Fri May 1 thru Fri May 29.
Main Toddler Tales, on Fridays; stories,
songs, and fun for children ages birth to five;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Fri May 1 thru Fri May 15.
Baby Bounce, rhymes, songs, and stories
ages 0-18 months and their parents; free; for
information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.

com, 9:30am Fri May 1.


Book Explorers: Maniac Magee, a
discussion of Jerry Spinellis book for grades
4 & up; the book will be given out on the first
meeting date and discussed over the next
few weeks; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 3pm Sat May 2.
Read with Rover!, event allows grades
Pre-K to 6 to practice reading aloud; each
drop-in session pairs a young reader with a
certified therapy dog and handler from the
Quad Cities Canine Assistance Network; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm
Mon May 4.
Pajama Storytime: April Showers, May
Flowers, stories and crafts for ages birth - 5;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059
30th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
6:30pm Mon May 4.
Book Battles, free; for information, call 309524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 4pm Tue May 5.
Childrens Morning Storytimes, on
Tuesdays; stories, songs and crafts around a
theme for ages 0-5; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue May 5 thru
Tue May 26.
Childrens Morning Storytimes, on
Wednesdays; stories, songs and crafts around
a theme for ages 0-5; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed
May 6 thru Wed May 27.
Preschool Story Time, on Thursdays; stories
and crafts for ages 3-5; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 10am Thu
May 7 thru Thu May 28.
Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays; using
yoga, dancing, and more, ages 0-5 join in on
our stories and songs; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am
Thu May 7 thru Thu May 28.
Reading Assistance Dogs, children practice
reading to dogs from Quad City Canines; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm
Thu May 7.
Pajama Storytime: Grumpy Stories,
stories and crafts for ages birth - 5; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon May 11.
Baby Bounce, rhymes, songs, and stories
ages 0-18 months and their parents; free; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Mon May 11.
Read with Rover!, event allows grades
Pre-K to 6 to practice reading aloud; each
drop-in session pairs a young reader with
a certified therapy dog and handler from
the Quad Cities Canine Assistance Network;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Mon May 11.
Read Aloud, grades K-3 read and discuss
stories together and get creative; free; for
information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 4pm Tue May 12.
Play and Grow, ages birth to 3 talk, sing,
play, and read their way to early literacy; free;
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Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
Thu May 14.
Building with Books Lego Club, ages 4-12
build with Lego blocks and listen to stories;
free; for information, call 309-524-2480,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu May 21.
Pajama Storytime, a celebration of books
and illustration with stories, crafts, and
surprises related to our illustration exhibitions;
kids can come in their pajamas and bring a
stuffed-animal friend; free; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,
410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org,
7pm Thu May 21.
Super-Powered Summer Reading
Program, at all Rock Island libraries;
for information, call 309-732-7323,
RockIslandLibrary.org, Sat May 30 and Sun
May 31.

June
Preschool Storytime, stories, songs,
fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages 3-5;
Mondays 7pm, Tuesdays through Fridays
10am; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, Mon Jun 1 thru Wed Jun 10.
Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; stories,
music and crafts to help equip your 2-5 year
old with the skills and motivation for early
school success; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Mon Jun 1 and Mon Jun 8.
Super-Powered Summer Reading
Program, at all Rock Island libraries;
for information, call 309-732-7323,
RockIslandLibrary.org, Mon Jun 1 thru Wed
Jun 10.

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Wee Wiggler Toddler Time, on Mondays


at 9:30 & 10:45am; stories, music, crafts and
play-time for ages 18-36 months; free; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 9:30am Mon Jun 1 and Mon Jun 8.
30/31 Toddler Tales, on Tuesdays; stories,
songs, and fun for children ages birth to five;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059
30th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Tue Jun 2 and Tue Jun 9.
Stories in the Park, on Tuesdays; spread
out your picnic blanket and snacks, sit back
and enjoy stories in the park; we meet near
the duck pond and conservatory; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Vander Veer
Botanical Park, 215 W Central Park, Davenport,
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 11am Tue Jun 2 and
Tue Jun 9.
Storytime, on Tuesdays; stories and songs
with cutting-edge technology, for ages 0-5;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Jun 2 and
Tue Jun 9.
Childrens Morning Storytimes, on
Tuesdays; stories, songs and crafts around a
theme for ages 0-5; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Jun 2 and
Tue Jun 9.
Childrens Morning Storytimes, on
Wednesdays; stories, songs and crafts around
a theme for ages 0-5; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed
Jun 3 and Wed Jun 10.

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STORIES
June
Southwest Toddler Tales, on Wednesdays;
stories, songs, and fun for children ages birth
to five; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Jun 3 and
Wed Jun 10.
Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays;
using yoga, dancing, and more, ages 0-5 join in
on our stories and songs; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Wed Jun 3 and
Wed Jun 10.
Night Owl Storytime, fun stories and
crafts to help you unwind from long summer
days; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm
Thu Jun 4.
Dance Party Storytime, using yoga,
dancing, and more, ages 0-5 join in on our
stories and songs; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Jun 4.
Baby Bounce, rhymes, songs, and stories
ages 0-18 months and their parents; free; for
information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 9:30am Fri Jun 5.
Preschool Storytime, stories, music and
crafts to help equip your 2-5 year old with
the skills and motivation for early school
success; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Jun 5.
Summer Reading Club: Every Hero Has a
Story!, when children complete their summer
reading log by August 1 they will receive prizes,
a certificate and their elementary school will
be notified that they completed the program;
free; for information, call 309-524-2440,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, Sat Jun 6 thru Wed Jun 10.
Tales for Tots!, ages 0-3 enjoy stories,
move to music, recite action poems, and learn
fingerplay; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 10am Mon Jun 8.
Baby Bounce, rhymes, songs, and stories
ages 0-18 months and their parents; free; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Mon Jun 8.
Tales for Tots!, ages 0-3 enjoy stories,
move to music, recite action poems, and learn
fingerplay; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Wed Jun 10.

LIBRARY EVENTS
March

Insurgent Party, celebrate the release of


the movie based on Insurgent, the second
book in the Divergent trilogy; events include
a scavenger hunt, snacks, and a showing of the
first movie; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 5:30pm Thu Mar 19.
Lego @ the Library, grades 1-6 are
challenged to build something that supports
the months theme; free; for information, call
563-285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave.,
Eldridge, IA, ScottCountyLibrary.org, 4:30pm

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Thu Mar 19.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover, bring your
favorite stuffed animal, doll, or toy to the library
for a sleepover night in the Childrens Room;
just the toys get to stay overnight, but well
keep track of the mischief they get into, and
show you photographic proof of their hijinks;
drop toys off by 1pm on March 20, then pick
them up at 10:30am on March 21 for a quick
storytime with your stuffed animal friends; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, Fri Mar 20.
Doctor Who Party, celebrate everyones
favorite Time Lord with food, trivia, and more;
wear your favorite Whovian costume; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat
Mar 21.
Childs Play: Create, Explore, Experience,
for preschool-age children; the rotating
program may include components of
traditional storytimes, active movement,
rhythm with music, and simple crafts; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am
Sat Mar 21 and Sat Mar 28.
Role Playing Group, teens play games such
as Dungeons & Dragons and BattleTech; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Sat
Mar 21 and Sat Mar 28.
Anime Monday, watch anime and discuss
new manga; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 3pm Mon Mar 23.
Creation Station, construct and play with
a robot, play a computer coding game, and
create your own computer animation; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Mon Mar
23.
Exploratorium Jr., on Mondays; a S.T.E.A.M.powered story time for preschool-age children;
free; for information, call 309-524-2440,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 1:30pm Mon Mar 23 and
Mon Mar 30.
Lego Bricks Club, Lego-building activities
for grades pre-K-6; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Mar
25.
Exploratorium, for grades K-4; an
experiment in S.T.E.A.M.-powered
programming; free; for information, call 309524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Mar
25.
Get Your Game on, teens play PS3, Xbox
360, Wii, Dungeons & Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh, and

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more; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm
Wed Mar 25.
Teen-ucopia, teens enjoy a variety of
video games, board games, crafts, and other
activities; for information, call 309-524-2440,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Mar 25.
Teen Gaming Night, enjoy Xbox 360, Wii,
board games, and snacks; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:45pm Thu Mar 26.
Teen Minecraft Day, take turns playing
Minecraft with other gamers on Xbox 260,
enjoy some Minecraft themed snacks, and
make your own Minecraft weapons to take
home; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
1:30pm Sat Mar 28.
After School Otaku Monday, watch anime,
discuss manga, and play video games; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm
Mon Mar 30.

April
Lego Bricks Club, Lego-building activities
for grades pre-K-6; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Apr 1.
Get Your Game on, on Wednesdays; teens
play PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Dungeons & Dragons,
Yu-Gi-Oh, and more; for information, call 563326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2:30pm Wed Apr 1 thru Wed Apr 29.
Teen-ucopia, on Wednesdays; teens enjoy
a variety of video games, board games, crafts,
and other activities; for information, call 309524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Apr
1 thru Wed Apr 29.
Exploratorium, on Wednesdays, for grades
K-4; an experiment in S.T.E.A.M.-powered
programming; free; for information, call 309524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Apr 1
thru Wed Apr 29.
Lego Club, on Thursdays; grade-schoolers
test their skills of building and design; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 3:30pm Thu Apr 2 thru Thu Apr 23.
Tween Gaming, on Thursdays; try out
popular Wii U or xBox 360 games on the
librarys big screen; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 3:30pm Thu Apr 2 thru Thu Apr 23.
Childs Play: Create, Explore, Experience,
on Saturdays (not Apr. 11) for preschool-age
children; the rotating program may include
components of traditional storytimes, active
movement, rhythm with music, and simple
crafts; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 10am Sat Apr 4 thru Sat Apr 25.
Role Playing Group, on Saturdays; teens
play games such as Dungeons & Dragons and
BattleTech; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 1pm Sat Apr 4 thru Sat Apr 25.
Exploratorium Jr., on Mondays; a S.T.E.A.M.powered story time for preschool-age children;
free; for information, call 309-524-2440,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 1:30pm Mon Apr 6 thru
Mon Apr 27.

After School Otaku Mondays, watch anime,


discuss manga, and play video games; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm
Mon Apr 6 thru Mon Apr 27.
Lego Club, on Tuesdays; grade-schoolers
test their skills of building and design; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm
Tue Apr 7 thru Tue Apr 21.
Early Release Extravaganza, with space
in the Quad devoted to board games, card
games such as Magic, video games, movies,
and more; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 1pm Wed Apr 8.
Library Laboratory, hands-on science
experiments and demonstrations for grades
3-6, on subjects such as chemistry, astronomy,
zoology, and more; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Apr 8.
Lego Bricks Club, Lego-building activities
for grades pre-K-6; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Apr 8.
Circa 21s Fancy Nancy, the actress playing
Nancy in Circas production reads stories and
leads kids in fancy crafts; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Apr 9.
Teen Science Cafe, mess around with fun
projects while hanging out with friends; each
Science Cafe features a simple project you
can build and take home, and snacks; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Apr
9.
Circa 21s Fancy Nancy, the actress playing
Nancy in Circas production reads stories and
leads kids in fancy crafts; free; for information,
call 309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm
Tue Apr 14.
Go Fly a Kite!, make a colorful stainedglass kite; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Apr 14.
Lego Block Club, for grades pre-K-6;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Apr 15.
Teen Superhero Night, watch a movie,
enjoy snacks, play superhero trivia, and make
some superhero buttons to take home; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu
Apr 16.
Go Fly a Kite!, make a colorful stainedglass kite; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10am Sat Apr 18.
Money Smart Week Scout Night for
Financial Literacy, Scouts will learn about
money by taking part in fun hands-on activities
staffed by local financial professionals; learn
about handling money, making good money
choices, running a business and more; free;
for information, call 309-732-7360, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Tue
Apr 21.
Teen Volunteer Council, share your ideas
about what youd like to see the library doing;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
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Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue
Apr 21.
Lego Bricks Club, Lego-building activities
for grades pre-K-6; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Apr
22.
Early Release Extravaganza, with space
in the Quad devoted to board games, card
games such as Magic, video games, movies,
and more; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 1pm Wed Apr 22.
Library Laboratory, hands-on science
experiments and demonstrations for grades
3-6, on subjects such as chemistry, astronomy,
zoology, and more; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Apr 22.
Teen Gaming Night, enjoy Xbox 360, Wii,
board games, and snacks; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:45pm Thu Apr 23.
Mindstorm Machining, for grades 4 & up
interested in robotics and building bots; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Sat
Apr 25.
Lego Club, a morning of free building with
Lego blocks; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 11am Sat Apr 25.
Mindstorm Machining, for grades 4 & up
interested in robotics and building bots; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm
Mon Apr 27.
Random Fandom, arts and crafts for fans of
Doctor Who, Sherlock, Supernatural, The
Hunger Games, and more; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Mon Apr 27.
Dia!, magician David Casas will be
performing for all ages; free; for information,
call 309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm
Thu Apr 30.

May
Childs Play: Create, Explore, Experience,
for preschool-age children; the rotating
program may include components of
traditional storytimes, active movement,
rhythm with music, and simple crafts; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am
Sat May 2.
Royal Tea Party, at 10am & 2pm; all young
princes and princesses are invited to a party
where everyone is treated like royalty; light
snacks provided; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, Sat May 2.
Role Playing Group, on Saturdays; teens
play games such as Dungeons & Dragons and
BattleTech; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 1pm Sat May 2 thru Sat May 30.
Exploratorium Jr., on Mondays; a S.T.E.A.M.powered story time for preschool-age children;
free; for information, call 309-524-2440,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 1:30pm Mon May 4 thru
Mon May 18.

After School Otaku Mondays, watch anime,


discuss manga, and play video games; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm
Mon May 4 thru Mon May 18.
Early Release Extravaganza, with space in
the Quad devoted to board games, card games
such as Magic, video games, movies, and more;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm
Wed May 6.
Library Laboratory, hands-on science
experiments and demonstrations for grades
3-6, on subjects such as chemistry, astronomy,
zoology, and more; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Wed May 6.
Exploratorium, on Wednesdays, for grades
K-4; an experiment in S.T.E.A.M.-powered
programming; free; for information, call 309524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2pm Wed May 6
thru Wed May 27.
Lego Bricks Club, Lego-building activities
for grades pre-K-6; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed May 6.
Get Your Game on, on Wednesdays; teens
play PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Dungeons & Dragons,
Yu-Gi-Oh, and more; for information, call 563326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2:30pm Wed May 6 thru May 27.
Teen-ucopia, on Wednesdays; teens enjoy
a variety of video games, board games, crafts,
and other activities; for information, call 309524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed
May 6 thru Wed May 27.
Mindstorm Machining, for grades 4 & up
interested in robotics and building bots; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Sat
May 9.
Mindstorm Machining, for grades 4 & up
interested in robotics and building bots; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm
Mon May 11.
Lego Bricks Club, Lego-building activities
for grades pre-K-6; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed May 13.
Lego Bricks Club, Lego-building activities
for grades pre-K-6; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed May
20.
Lego Block Club, for grades pre-K-6;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, Wed May 20.
Teen Gaming Night, enjoy Xbox 360, Wii,
board games, and snacks; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:45pm Thu May 28.
Super-Powered Summer Kickoff, celebrate
the summer reading program with games,
giveaways, an obstacle-course bounce house,
caricatures, balloon animals, face painting, a
superhero training camp, photos, a costume
contest, prizes, and more; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 11am Sat May 30.

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Lego Lab, enjoy an hour of open-build
with the librarys Lego collection; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2pm Mon Jun 1.
Random Fandom, on Mondays; arts and
crafts for fans of Doctor Who, Minecraft, The
Avengers, Harry Potter, and more; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm
Mon Jun 1 and Mon Jun 8.
Animal Heroes, on Tuesdays; join us
in welcoming local heroes for the animal
world; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Tue Jun 2 and Tue
Jun 9.
Get Your Game on, on Wednesdays; teens
play PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Dungeons & Dragons,
Yu-Gi-Oh, and more; for information, call 563326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2:30pm Wed Jun 3 thru Wed Jun 10.
Teen-ucopia, on Wednesdays; teens enjoy
a variety of video games, board games, crafts,
and other activities; for information, call 309524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Jun
3 thru Wed Jun 10.
Tween Gaming, try out popular Wii U or
xBox 360 games on the librarys big screen;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm
Thu Jun 4.
Childs Play: Create, Explore, Experience,
for preschool-age children; the rotating
program may include components of
traditional storytimes, active movement,
rhythm with music, and simple crafts; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am
Sat Jun 6.
Lego Club, a morning of free building with
Lego blocks; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 11am Sat Jun 6.
Role Playing Group, teens play games such
as Dungeons & Dragons and BattleTech; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Sat
Jun 6.
Rick Eugene Magic Show, Eugene will
perform jaw-dropping tricks that will amaze
and entertain; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,

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Colbrese Farms Petting Zoo, see donkeys,
llamas, turkeys, ducks, chickens, guineas,
rabbits pot-bellied pigs and goats; free; for
information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 10am Wed Jun 10.
Summer Lego Bricks Club, grades preK-6
design a piece of Lego art to be displayed at
the library; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 4pm Wed Jun 10.

THEATRE

PERFORMANCES

Fancy Nancy: The Musical, family musical


based on Jane OConnors childrens book;
scheduled performances at 10am & 1pm; $8.50;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733
extension 2, Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828
3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, Tue Apr
14 thru Fri May 15.
The Adventures of Robin Hood, family
stage adventure written by Oliver Emanuel,
directed by Douglas Irvine; $5-10; for tickets
and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
Englert.org, 6:30pm Tue Apr 28.
Rumpelstiltskin, musical version of the
Brothers Grimm story, with book, music, and
lyrics by Aaron Randolph III; Sat. 3 & 7pm,
Sun. 3pm; $5-7 at the door; for information,
call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Sat May 2 thru
Sun May 10.
Chuggington Live!: The Great Rescue
Adventure, new family stage adventure based
on the popular childrens show; $15-55; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136
E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com,
6:30pm Tue May 12.
The Adventures of Robin Hood, join
internationally acclaimed Visible Fictions
for a silly and unexpected take on Robin
Hood; $10; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines Temple
Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, 1pm Sat May
23.

CLASSES

Acting for Ages 5 - 6, Mondays thru


Aug. 10; this imaginative, high-energy
environment provides basic theatre
terminology, improvisation, characterization,
vocal technique, and physical skills; $125; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
5:30pm Mon Jun 1.

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THEATRE
CLASSES

Broadway for Ages 5 - 6, Mondays thru


Aug. 10; become a triple threat by learning
what it takes to dance, sing, and act; $125; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
5pm Mon Jun 1.
Broadway for Ages 7 - 9, Mondays thru
Aug. 10; become a triple threat by learning
what it takes to dance, sing, and act; $125; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
6:15pm Mon Jun 1.
Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3 - 4,
Mondays thru Aug. 10; students explore
creative role-play, mime, imaginary play,
basic improvisation, movement, crafts, and
games to develop a healthy and physical
imagination; $125; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4pm Mon Jun 1.
Improv for Ages 10 - 12, Mondays thru
Aug. 10; through a collection of games and
exercises, students develop the ability to
think quickly and imaginatively; $125; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
5:45pm Mon Jun 1.
Improv for Ages 7 - 9, Mondays thru
Aug. 10; through a collection of games and
exercises, students develop the ability to
think quickly and imaginatively; $125; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
4:15pm Mon Jun 1.
Teen Acting, Mondays thru Aug. 10; get
professional theatrical training, some onstage
experience, and meet other teens from around
the theatre circuit in the Quad Cities; $125; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
7pm Mon Jun 1.
Acting for Ages 10 - 12, Tuesdays thru
Aug. 11; this imaginative, high-energy
environment provides basic theatre
terminology, improvisation, characterization,
vocal technique, and physical skills; $125; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
5:45pm Tue Jun 2.
Acting for Ages 5 - 6, Tuesdays thru
Aug. 11; this imaginative, high-energy
environment provides basic theatre
terminology, improvisation, characterization,
vocal technique, and physical skills; $125; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
5pm Tue Jun 2.
Acting for Ages 7 - 9, Tuesdays thru
Aug. 11; this imaginative, high-energy
environment provides basic theatre
terminology, improvisation, characterization,
vocal technique, and physical skills; $125; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
4:30pm Tue Jun 2, 6:15pm Tue Jun 2.
Advanced Acting for Ages 9 - 12,
Tuesdays thru Aug. 11; this class deepens the
imagination and technique of storytelling,
and uses a variety of tools to develop new
skills, while reinforcing old ones; $125; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,

6:30pm Tue Jun 2.


Broadway Babies for Ages 3 - 4, Tuesdays
thru Aug. 11; this class develops coordination
and social skills through exercises, movement,
crafts and games; $125; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4pm Tue Jun 2.
Broadway for Ages 5 - 6, Tuesdays thru
Aug. 11; become a triple threat by learning
what it takes to dance, sing, and act; $125; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
4:15pm Tue Jun 2.
Acting for Ages 10 - 12, Wednesdays
thru Aug. 12; this imaginative, high-energy
environment provides basic theatre
terminology, improvisation, characterization,
vocal technique, and physical skills; $125; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
6:30pm Wed Jun 3.
Acting for Ages 5 - 6, Wednesdays thru
Aug. 12; this imaginative, high-energy
environment provides basic theatre
terminology, improvisation, characterization,
vocal technique, and physical skills; $125; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
4pm Wed Jun 3.
Acting for Ages 7 - 9, Wednesdays thru
Aug. 12; this imaginative, high-energy
environment provides basic theatre
terminology, improvisation, characterization,
vocal technique, and physical skills; $125; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
4:45pm Wed Jun 3.
Advanced Broadway for Ages 9+,
Wednesdays thru Aug. 12; this class will focus
on more complicated choreography and
music, to continue to challenge and develop
the students; $125; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 7:15pm Wed Jun
3.
Broadway for Ages 10 - 12, Wednesdays
thru Aug. 12; become a triple threat by
learning what it takes to dance, sing, and
act; $125; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 6pm Wed Jun 3.
Broadway for Ages 7 - 9, Wednesdays thru
Aug. 12; become a triple threat by learning
what it takes to dance, sing, and act; $125; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
4:15pm Wed Jun 3.
Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3 - 4,
Wednesdays thru Aug. 12; students explore
creative role-play, mime, imaginary play,
basic improvisation, movement, crafts, and
games to develop a healthy and physical
imagination; $125; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5:30pm Wed Jun
3.
Character Craze for Ages 9 - 12, Thursdays
thru Aug. 13; students will look deeper into
the physical, vocal, and emotional life of
a character; $125; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 6:30pm Thu Jun
4.
Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3 - 4,
Thursdays thru Aug. 13; students explore
creative role-play, mime, imaginary play,
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games to develop a healthy and physical
imagination; $125; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4:15pm Thu Jun
4.
Improv for Ages 13+, Thursdays thru
Aug. 13; through a collection of games and
exercises, students develop the ability to
think quickly and imaginatively; $125; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
7:45pm Thu Jun 4.
Intermediate Acting for Ages 10 - 12,
Thursdays thru Aug. 13; building on skills
learned in previous courses, Intermediate
Acting provides a greater challenge; physicality,
characterization, and vocalization skills are
expanded; $125; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 7:15pm Thu Jun
4.
Intermediate Acting for Ages 7 - 9,
Thursdays thru Aug. 13; building on skills
learned in previous courses, Intermediate
Acting provides a greater challenge; physicality,
characterization, and vocalization skills are
expanded; $125; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5:15pm Thu Jun
4.
Spectrum Theatre for Ages 11+, Thursdays
thru Aug. 13; theatre class for youths living with
autism or dealing with other challenges that
may inhibit expression or communication; with
a focus on having fun, students learn social
skills and interpreting others communication
based on body language, intonation, and
situational context; $125; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5:45pm Thu
Jun 4.
Spectrum Theatre for Ages 7 - 10,
Thursdays thru Aug. 13; theatre class
for youths living with autism or dealing
with other challenges that may inhibit
expression or communication; with a focus
on having fun, students learn social skills
and interpreting others communication
based on body language, intonation, and
situational context; $125; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4:30pm Thu
Jun 4.

DANCE
PERFORMANCES

The Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovskys


fairytale ballet performed by Ballet Quad
Cities, with accompaniment by Orchestra
Iowa; Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-3779, Paramount
Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
BalletQuadCities.com, Sat Apr 11 and Sun Apr
12.
The Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovskys
fairytale ballet performed by Ballet Quad Cities,
with accompaniment by Orchestra Iowa; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-3779,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
BalletQuadCities.com, 7:30pm Sat Apr 18.
Ballet Under the Stars, annual outdoor
vignettes performed by Ballet Quad Cities;
donations encouraged; for information, call
309-786-3779, Lincoln Park, 11th Ave & 38th St,
Rock Island, IL, BalletQuadCities.com, 8pm Fri
Jun 5 thru Sun Jun 7.

CLASSES & EVENTS

Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance


Classes, offering classes in Ballet Pointe,
Modern, Jazz, Tap, Conditioning, Creative
Movement, and Adult Ballet, for ages 3 to
adult; all classes taught by the companys
professional dancers; for information and to
register, call 309-786-2677, Ballet Quad Cities
School of Dance, 617 17th St, Rock Island, IL,
BalletQuadCities.com, Thu Mar 19 thru Wed
Jun 10.
Dance Me a Story Exploring Literature
through Ballet, Ballet Quad Cities brings The
Sleeping Beauty to life in an hour of music and
movement; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 11am Sat Mar 28.
Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays;
using yoga, dancing, and more, ages 0-5 join in
on our stories and songs; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Wed Apr 1 thru
Wed Apr 22.
Ballet Quad Cities Dance Me a Story:
Sleeping Beauty, join dancers from Ballet
Quad Cities for an hour of literature, movement,
and music; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 7pm Tue Apr 7.
Dance Me a Story, Ballet Quad Cities brings
The Sleeping Beauty to life in an hour of
music and movement; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed
Apr 8.
Dance Clinic, register by Mar. 28 for event
hosted by Davenport Junior Theatre School
of Dance, led by dancers of the Augustana
Dance Company; a Jazz Clinic will be offered
for ages 6-9, and a Lyrical clinic will be offered
for ages 10+, for all levels of experience; the
students will be able to perform their routine
the next weekend at the Augustanas Dance
Companys show; $30; for information and to
register, call 563-888-3431, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 1pm Sun Apr 12.
Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays; using
yoga, dancing, and more, ages 0-5 join in on
our stories and songs; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am
Thu May 7 thru Thu Jun 4.
Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays;
using yoga, dancing, and more, ages 0-5 join in
on our stories and songs; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Wed Jun 3 and
Wed Jun 10.

MUSUEMS

Alien Worlds and Androids, a touring,


interactive museum exhibition featuring
scientific and educational content from the
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and NASA;
join scientists in their search for alien life
within and beyond our solar system, discover
strange alien-like creatures found here on
Earth, and learn about the technologies used
to explore remote solar systems and extreme
environments found on Earth; $11-14.50; for
tickets and information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport,
IA, Putnam.org, Thu Mar 19 thru Mon May 25.
Pajamas with Pete the Cat, put on your
pajamas and come to the museum for a
fun night of stories with Pete the Cat; $4-7
admission; for information, call 563-344-4169,

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Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf, IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu
Mar 19.
Dan Wardell from IPTV, story time and
adventure with IPTV Kids Clubhouse host
Wardell; $4-7 admission; for information, call
563-344-4169, Family Museum, 2900 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
10:30am Fri Mar 20.
Over the Ledge with Pete the Cat, see
what comes tumbling down when Pete
goes on one of his silly adventures; $4-7
admission; for information, call 563-344-4169,
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf, IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 1pm Fri
Mar 20.
Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for
Naptime Players, unexpectedly intelligent and
whimsically rocking music for kids and their
parents, performed by the Grammy-nominated
ensemble; $4-7 admission; for information, call
563-344-4169, Family Museum, 2900 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
11am Sat Mar 21.
Friday Family Night: Bug Bonanza!, join
us to learn about the microscopic world of
bugs; participate in a hissing cockroach race,
learn about the metamorphosis of butterflies
and see Bugs: A Rainforest Adventure 3D
and have after-hours access to the Alien
Worlds and Androids exhibit; Scouts have the
opportunities to earn a badge; for information,
contact Anna Renkosiak at arenkosiak@
putnam.org, Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St,
Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, 6pm Fri Mar 27.
Egg Drop Kerplop, annual Easter-themed
event in which families drop eggs from
the balcony in an attempt not to break
them; for information, call 563-344-4106,
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf, IA, http://FamilyMuseum.org, 10am
Sat Mar 28.
Friday Family Night: Awesome Anatomy!,
come to the Putnam and learn about all things
Anatomy related and gain after hours access
to the Alien Worlds and Androids exhibit;
Scouts have the opportunity to earn a badge;
for information, contact Anna Renkosiak at
arenkosiak@putnam.org, Putnam Museum,
1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org,
6pm Fri Apr 17.
Hardware Hackers Pro, for grades 4-8, on
Tuesdays thru May 26; learn how to build and
program robots as well as hack the Arduino
micro-controller as you work with our Alien
Worlds and Androids exhibit; $72-80; for
information, contact Alice Loff at 563-336-7296
or email aloff@putnam.org, Putnam Museum,
1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org,
4pm Tue Apr 21.
Putnam Programmer Pro, for grades 4-8,
on Wednesdays thru May 27; learn how to
program your own video game with Scratch,
your own website with HTML/CSS and your
very own Minecraft environment with Python;
$72-80; for information, contact Alice Loff at
563-336-7296 or email aloff@putnam.org,
Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport,
IA, Putnam.org, 4pm Wed Apr 22.
Space Explorers Pro, for grades 4-8, on
Thursdays thru May 28; create an interactive
exhibit to showcase your favorite space topics
by learning new technology and web literacy to
include 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC mills and
more; $72-80; for information, contact Alice Loff
at 563-336-7296 or email aloff@putnam.org,
Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport,
IA, Putnam.org, 4pm Thu Apr 23.
Harry Potter Camp for Grades 2-5, thru
June 12; take classes including Potions, Charms,
Quidditch, and more as you discover the
science secrets behind the magic; $150-160;
for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam
Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA,
Putnam.org/Education/SummerCamps, 9am
Mon Jun 8.

MOVIES

Deepsea Challenge 3D, undersea


documentary produced by James Cameron;
for information and tickets, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport,
IA, Putnam.org, Thu Mar 19 thru Thu Apr 30.
Journey to Space 3D, short documentary
provides a timely review of how NASA has been
transitioning from the end of the Space Shuttle
Era to a much more ambitious future that will
forever change how we live and operate in
space as a species; for information and tickets,
call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, Thu Mar 19
thru Mon May 25.
Teen Movie Night, popular teen movies
on the big screen, plus snacks; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Tue
Apr 7.
Teen Movie Night, popular teen movies on
the big screen, plus snacks; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Tue Apr 21.
Teen Movie Night, popular teen movies
on the big screen, plus snacks; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Tue
Jun 2.
Friday Movie Matinee, popcorn, air
conditioning, and tales of heroic proportions
every Friday; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2pm Fri Jun 5.
The Incredibles, a screening of the Oscarwinning Pixar film in the Friday Super Movies
series; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
1pm Fri Jun 5.

OTHER EVENTS

Ranger Dan, at 10am & 1:30pm; a fun,


interactive, one-person show for kids or
families about the environment and wacky
people in it, starring Dan Haughey; $1; for
information and tickets, call 563-652-9815,
Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St.,
Maquoketa, IA, OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com,
Fri Mar 20.
Shining Stars Weekly Childrens Ministry,
on Wednesdays; ages 3-10 learn new songs and
Bible stories, enjoy puppet skits, play games,
and make crafts; 5:30pm registration, 6pm
dinner, 6:30pm program; free; for information,
call 563-324-6431, Immanuel Lutheran Church
- Davenport, 3834 Rockingham Rd, Davenport,
IA, 6pm Wed Mar 25 thru Wed Apr 29.
4-H Military Scrapbooking Club, for ages
12-18; at the Cession Room in Building 60; get
your smartphone or Instagram photos printed
off and into a memorable scrapbook; embellish
a unique scrapbook each month and learn
new scrapbook techniques; $20 supply fee;
for information and to register, call 309-7569978, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL, Web.
extension.illinios.edu/hmrs/4hpyd, 5:30pm
Wed Apr 15.
Black Hawk College STEM Camp for Girls,
for girls in grades 8-12; a fun-filled overnight
science adventure in which you study the stars,
learn about computers, solder and weld, and
more; $25 includes dinner, snacks, breakfast,
and supplies; for information, contact Jen
Holldorf at 309-796-5133 or holldorfj@bhc.edu,
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black
Hawk Rd., Galva, IL, BHC.edu, 5:30pm Fri Apr
17 and Sat Apr 18.
National Junior Ranger Day, for
information, call 563-873-3491 ext. 202, Effigy

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Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76,


Harpers Ferry, IA, NPS.gov/efmo, 1pm Sat Apr
25.
Shining Stars Weekly Childrens Ministry,
on Wednesdays; ages 3-10 learn new songs and
Bible stories, enjoy puppet skits, play games,
and make crafts; 5:30pm registration, 6pm
dinner, 6:30pm program; free; for information,
call 563-324-6431, Immanuel Lutheran Church
- Davenport, 3834 Rockingham Rd, Davenport,
IA, 6pm Wed May 6 thru Wed May 27.
4-H Military Scrapbooking Club, for ages
12-18; at the Cession Room in Building 60; get
your smartphone or Instagram photos printed
off and into a memorable scrapbook; embellish
a unique scrapbook each month and learn
new scrapbook techniques; $20 supply fee;
for information and to register, call 309-7569978, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL, Web.
extension.illinios.edu/hmrs/4hpyd, 5:30pm
Wed May 20.

Wolf to Woof:
Dogs of
Deutschland
Exhibit open
April 12th July 26th

Open Tues-Sat: 10am-4


& Sunday: 12pm-4pm
Admission: $5 adults,
$4 seniors,
$3 kids ages 5-17!

A Look at
the Book
Exhibit open
March 1st June 27th

German
Immigrant
Experience
Exhibit
open year
round!

Sun. May 3rd 2pm Spring Zither Concert


Sun. June 14th 2pm Patriotic Pooch Paradefree, outdoor celebration!
Sun. July 12th 2pm Melanie Brown Animal
Behaviorist & Sam the German Shepherd

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