Deasia Hickman is Quad City Arts’ new featured artist and joins Morgan and Jake to show off some of her artwork. Creating a Quad Cities Live logo for the show, her inspiration came from her late grandfather who served in the military.
East Moline is seeing growth and development recently thanks in part to its community fund which is celebrating ten years. The new “Bend XPO” is holding its grand opening and host the 10th Anniversary event for the East Moline Community Fund.
Timberlake Playhouse’s Darren Mangler and Paul Stancato join Morgan and Jake to share what their newest play is about. Darren is one of the actors and Paul is the director of Jesus Christ Superstar, showing through August 1st.
On Sunday, Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) kicked off beginning in Sac City. Cyclists dip their tires in the Missouri River before making their seven-day trek to Clinton. Lesley Webster with the Clinton Convention and Visitors Bureau shares what Clinton has prepared for this special day!
A full day of live 20′s-style jazz music featuring great bands from all around the country. The Heights of the Era festival is a free community event with food provided! This festival will be happening on Bix race Saturday, in lieu of bringing jazz back to Bix weekend.
NBC’s Summer Olympic Games will preempt the live broadcast of Bix 7 coverage on TV6 but viewers can watch it on The Circle or KWQC.com. Here's a primer on how to watch all the Bix 7 events starting Thursday, July 22, with the Brady Street Sprints.
Quad City Arts announced that the annual Kwik Star Festival of Trees will return with the theme "Oh What Fun" Nov. 20-28 following a year off due to the pandemic. The televised, downtown Davenport helium balloon Holiday Parade kicks it off on Saturday morning, Nov. 20.
The Rock Island County Fair announced that an in-person fair will be held from Tuesday, July 20 to Saturday, July 24. Admission is free anytime before 8 p.m. To kick off the event with a bang, fireworks are part of the grandstand entertainment on Tuesday night.
Antique Island's “SHOP HOP” is Saturday, July 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rock Island. Five antique stores are participating. Hop around to each location, get a stamp, and turn in your completed form at your last stop for a chance to win gift certificates from each store.
Humility Homes & Services, Inc. (HHSI) is a program that takes people from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Donations of needed merchandise to the Fresh Start Center helps participants save money as they establish a new home and start over. New and gently used, clean and in-working order items are kindly accepted.
YOUTHFEST encourages kids to be involved in natural play and constructive summer activities. This free Davenport Parks & Recreation event is happening on July 14 at Fejevary Learning Center featuring hands-on games, interactive displays, music, and 30+ vendors promoting fun-filled activities.
2021 marks 150 years since Eldridge became an incorporated town and this weekend, the Eldridge Summer Festival will celebrate on July 9 and 10 with food, live music,, fireworks, a parade, petting zoo, and many other festivities going on at Sheridan Meadows park on Friday and in downtown Eldridge on Saturday.
Quad City Arts’ artist, Jon Burns has created a new logo for Quad Cities Live. Jon’s artistic abilities are unique, as he works in the visual mediums of paint, drawing, photography, graphic design, and videographer.
Community Home Partners has opened a new housing addition in Rock Island. Lincoln Residences homes consist of one- and two-story buildings that have one, two, three, and four-bedroom options. The homes are pet-friendly and offer off-street parking.
Eastern Iowa Community College has partnered with Habitat for Humanity for a new construction course. This new course is called “Introduction to Core Construction Skills,” allowing participants to gain knowledge in entry-level construction work and have the opportunity for per-apprenticeship training.
Stephanie Genova gives us the scoop on what to expect this holiday weekend at the annual Coal Valley Days. Things will look a little different this year, but that doesn’t take away from the fun festivities planned!
QC Animal Welfare Center’s Patti McRae joins us with Lioness, a 3 month old kitten up for adoption at the welfare center! Contact the number below for more information on Lioness and his sibling that is back at the welfare center.
The annual bi-state Red, White and Boom event in downtown Davenport and Rock Island returns on July 3, 2021. With activities beginning at 5 PM in Rock Island, 6 PM in Davenport, and 9:30 PM fireworks will begin. Fireworks will be set off on two barges in the Mississippi River in sync to music broadcast on 97X.
Bix is returning to the streets of Davenport with COVID restrictions lifted! The staggered start times are now lifted, distance guidelines, and masks have been lifted. Runners/spectators are encouraged to do what they feel comfortable in - whether that be wearing a mask or not, that is completely up to them.
The Figge is having a powerhouse exhibition of Pop Art pioneers this weekend. Jordan Schnitzer joins us in studio to give us a look and feel of what to expect in this exhibit. POP into the Figge this weekend for a beautiful exhibit!
Muay Thai is a new Martial Art gym in the Geneseo area. Kids and adults are welcome to join this event, they are holding an open house Saturday June 26. If kids or adults wanted to do any sort of Martial Arts, then they had to travel to the Quad Cities so this business is helping local kids and adults learn the Martial Art form.
8 ONE 8 Fitness presents Bootcamp and Brunch happening this Saturday June 26 beginning at 7AM. This will take place in Lindsay Park in the Village. Bring a yoga mat if you would like, otherwise no equipment is necessary. After bootcamp, enjoy mimosas and some breakfast at Brew in the Village.
Josh Duffee & His Orchestra will celebrate their 20th Anniversary by performing on June 29 at Rock Island's Lincoln Park. Learn more about the event and the music from the 20s, 30s, and 40s which inspired his career. The legacies of Quad Cities' musicians, Bix Beiderbecke and Louie Bellson, are also celebrated.
Each year in June, people across the world go purple to raise awareness and show support for the over 50 million individuals worldwide living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Purple is the key color for the campaign---plus learn the latest facts about disease prevalence.
Summer should be a fun time for kids. But but for some children, summer can become a season full of hunger. Davenport Schools is bringing back the summer meals program running from June 21 to August 6---serving 60K breakfast and lunch meals at seventeen sites over seven weeks.
It’s a chance spend Saturday immersed in greenery, take photos in a rustic setting, and enjoy shopping and nostalgia. The very best vendors of vintage, modern, rustic and handmade goods are featured. Mouth-watering BBQ and music is included!
Food Truck Fight is back this year spanning Friday-Saturday, June 18 and 19. There are a dozen food trucks, live music, kids’ entertainment, lots of refreshing beverages, and a chance to vote for the 2021 Food Truck Fight Champion.
The executive director of The Freight House Farmer's Market has opened Chill Ice Cream and Eats featuring delicious ice cream and other yummy menu options. It's the perfect place to find refreshment while shopping.
QC Museum Week is BACK in 2021---and it’s happening June 6-13. This is a way to celebrate science, art, and history while supporting the non-profits that are all trying to rebound after such a rough year due to the pandemic, All of them are featuring specials like free or reduced admissions or brand new exhibits.
It's a busy week for Iowa Football fans! Plan now to attend the June 11, 2021, Iowa Ladies Football Academy at Kinnick Stadium and/or the virtual "A Night with Iowa Football" on June 10. Both are fundraisers for the UI Stead Family Children's Hospital.
Want to include your littles ones in the kitchen more? Look no further than Hy-Vee's Summer Fun Virtual Cooking Camp! Tasty recipes and fun kitchen activities are taught by store dietitians for four weeks during your choice of the month of June or July.
Need an extra hand with dinner tonight or on how to plan a week of meals? Join your Hy-Vee Dietitian virtually for classes on how to put together quick healthy meals in just twenty minutes or shop & prep a week's worth of meals for the family.
Interested in eating better for improved health and vitality? Hy-Vee, has forged a partnership between Hy-Vee dietitians and the Iowa Department on Aging to offer free nutrition counseling sessions to Iowa residents ages 60 and older. The first 400 that sign up get the free service.
You won’t want to miss Ballet Quad Cities and the QCSO Trio co-headlining a delightful evening of music and dance at the Adler Theatre on Saturday, May 29. Aaron Fullan, a composer and performer based out of Clinton, is the opening act featuring "An Evening of Movie Music".
QC Rock Academy is a Davenport music education center that teaches kids of all ages how to rock! Learn more about the program and their Summer Kick-off Concert featuring the young musicians set for May 22 at Rock Island's Schwiebert Park.
Let's accept everyone for who they are! Support the QCA Downs Syndrome community by participating in this acceptance challenge event. There is a Superhero 5K Run/Walk, a one-mile family walk and a kids' dash on June 5 at Veteran's Memorial Park in Bettendorf.