Everything doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg in order to have some fun with friends, family and/or your little ones. In the Quad Cities, take a look below at all the free fun we have going on around here!
Category Archives: Arts/Culture
The Quad Cities has a lot of options for all types of adults planning a weekend trip away or a local “staycation” from the Active to the Adventurous, or for the more Artistic.
I am not one to choose chain restaurants when I go out to eat. The Quad Cities is fortunate to have a good mix of locally owned ethnic restaurants that allow you to taste foods from around the world. Last weekend to celebrate Brian’s birthday, we chose Indian food. What a celebration of flavors, color and texture it was!
Dr. Seuss once said, “Why fit in when you can stand out?”
It’s a quote we all hope our children can aspire to. To do their best, and live their dreams in the happiest and healthiest manner they can.
We want them to aspire to be great things, but what inspires them? Of course we can, but in an ever social media and technology infested world — children are following what is on the television screens.
So, we want them to watch something that will inspire them. And as a preschool teacher, I can’t imagine a better character to do this then Disney Jr.’s Doc McStuffins.
Early May is hoppin’ in downtown Rock Island! Spring is in full bloom and Rock Island is excited to share the downtown with visitors.
There’s something especially magical about watching children on stage. We’ve found the Quad Cities to be a fantastic place to introduce our boys to the theatre – from acting to singing to dancing to film – the opportunities available for them to perform are diverse and inspiring.
Recently I had the pleasure of attending the CAA Murder Mystery Fundraiser held at the River Music Experience in downtown Davenport. The CAA, or Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cites, invited The Murder Mystery Co. to put on a 1950s theme evening for our community for a great cause.
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, we hope you will enjoy the show…”
And “enjoy the show” is certainly what Beatles fans did for decades after the band premiered in the late 1950s/early 1960s. Even after the band disbanded in 1969-70, their music continues to live on for all the generations following.
Now, fans old and new have the chance to relive the decade of some of the greatest rock music to ever exist through the Putnam Museum’s new exhibit, The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Exhibition.
Living in Moline, Illinois, I remember as a teenager going to Katy’s Import Foods for brats for cookouts. You can’t miss the red and white striped building on 7th Street. Katy’s, open since 1938 in this location, has a been providing European foods to the area since the early 1950’s.
You and your sweetheart can have a wonderful time this February with any of these ideas.