It’s going to be a Red, White, and Blue weekend in the Quad Cities. There is a plethora of activities to put you in the patriotic mood. Here is a list of fireworks!
Monthly Archives: June 2015
Check out these free outdoor summer concert series throughout the Quad Cities! You’ll be busy every night! Don’t forget your blanket or lawn chair. Visit their websites for band information.
Confused about what kinds of exercises and activities will have the greatest impact on your physique? Are you worried about “feeling stupid” for not knowing what to do if you are in a gym or class?
The good news is that any kind of activity that will get you moving will quickly put you on the path toward better energy, vitality, and the body you deserve. Most fitness activities fall into 1 of 2 categories: Individual or group.
Please check with your doc to make sure that your ideal fitness program is going to work for you (legal disclaimer out of the way…)
Self-Directed Exercise Activities
If you are disciplined enough to watch fitness videos in the comfort of your own home and actually do the exercises, bravo! These home-study type of courses may produce excellent results quickly. Perhaps you enjoy running or riding on one of our many bike paths in the Quad Cities area.
“The hardest part of any workout is getting your shoes on!”– Katherine Switzer
Fresh food and warm summer breezes? Sounds like a good time to me. And that is exactly what you will get if you visit the Freight House Farmer’s Market during the summer season.
Beginning in early May, the Farmer’s Market re-opens its outdoor setting with fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, jellies, jams and so much more from exclusively local Iowa and Illinois farmers and vendors. From Inchein’s delicious tomatoes to the LeClaire Kettle Corn Company, there is something for everyone in the family at this market day.
The Mississippi Valley that we are nestled in has a storied history, generations of people living, building, and battling on the banks of the fourth longest river in the world. While it may seem that back in times of the olden days communities were more directly tied to the terrain, may it be through their means of transportation or agriculture, that was more out of a means of necessity. Today the advancements of our technologically focused lives may not get us outside as often as those who settled our land, but we can choose to step outside and enjoy the beauty of the Quad. There are still many adventures for us to be had here.
Not sure where to start? Plan for Adventure, LLC, (PFA), may just be what you’re looking for. It’s an outdoors club focused on helping you seek, set, and fulfill your adventure goals and there are so many different ways they can help.
I first discovered the nature preserve of Nahant Marsh in west Davenport, Iowa, while taking a landscape painting class from artist, Kristin Quinn, in the fall of 2008. It was here that I rekindled my love of landscape painting while being intrigued with the natural habitat of the marsh. Inspiration through natural form is abundant in this mystical space.
So, it was interesting to me to discover that artists Audrey Brown of Rock Island, IL, and Randy Richmond of Muscatine, IA, were also drawn into the Nahant Marsh experience.
For family fun in the Quad Cities, just add water.
Summertime is the best time to dust off the swimsuit and towel. And there are so many great spots to cool off and have fun.
The best part, you can check them all out this summer, too!
Here are my top 9 choices for water fun this summer. (There are even a few that involve water, but don’t require you to put on a bathing suit.)
On June 13-21, more than twenty museums from across the Quad Cities region will welcome visitors for a week-long adventure of fun activities, great discoveries, and exploration. Don’t miss the first-ever Quad Cities Museum Week! Information on participating museums and their events can be found at www.qcmuseumweek.com.
Quad Cities Museum Week is for everyone! Enjoy this celebration of the region’s museums and participate in special activities, exhibits and promotions during this fun-filled week. Each museum features its own, unique theme, history, galleries, and exhibits. Come and discover these wonderful gems!
Let’s go fly a kite in the beautiful Prospect Park in Moline and see if we can find some musical cats running the grounds as they are being chased by a young Frankenstein.
Now what is that you hear above? That’s a theatre full of song, dance and laughter. Continue reading Music in the Park