Monthly Archives: December 2016

8 must-have QC gifts for kids (that aren’t toys)

As parents, we are in the home stretch!

That means, if you are anything like me, you are scrambling for last-minute gifts and stocking stuffers for your family members and friends.

Do you think that shopping local is only for adults? Not the case.

I love to find gifts for kids with a QC flair – and even better are the gifts that keep giving all year long. Most kids have plenty of toys under the tree, but these gifts give your kids the gift of experience.

So, if you are looking for a gift idea for QC kid, here are a few favorite picks.

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Discover Distinctive Holiday Shopping In Downtown Rock Island, IL

Last Friday night was the bi-annual Gallery Hop in downtown Rock Island, Illinois. I always attend this community arts event held in December and May. Gallery Hop highlights local artists and their work by featuring them in the businesses. This December event was an opportunity for my sister and I to check out some new shops, as well as some of the well known shops in the District area.

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Celebrate Bald Eagles, Support Conservation, Great Events

The QCCA (Quad City Conservation Alliance) Expo Center is a finely constructed vintage building made of huge timbers from the mills that once were on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities. I always take the time to look up into the rafters to admire the size and workmanship of the support beams in the Expo Center in Rock Island, Illinois. The center features a 60,000 sq. ft. Exhibit Hall and a 4,600 sq. ft. Auditorium with a seating capacity of 500.

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