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It’s that time again: Imagination Station!

There is no greater sight than the joy of a child as he or she is opened to a world of learning and endless possibilities. When I was a child, much of my learning came from PBS Kids, and I have seen so many of my preschool students do the same. What better way to celebrate the imagination, creativity and learning of childhood than host a whole day filled with where much of that imagination all began?

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Holiday movie + Festival of Trees = perfect weekend

Festival of Trees is right around the corner – which is really the kickoff to the holiday season in the Quad Cities.

You probably already know about the trees, the shows, the parade and the special events. Maybe you think you know everything there is to know about Festival of Trees. (Read about some of my favorite parts of the annual event from last year.)

But this year, I’m also excited about a brand new partnership between Festival of Trees and the Putnam Museum. Because there’s a new event you won’t want to miss – and it’s fun for the entire family.

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Where in the QC to find Santa

Santa must love the Quad Cities.  If you are like my son, you may like to hedge your bets and see Santa more than once. (Because then he won’t forget what’s on your Christmas list this year.) Or maybe we just have lots of good girls and boys here. Now that holiday season is upon us, there are plenty of opportunities to see the jolly man in the flesh.

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Holiday Downtown Celebrations 2016

This is a magical time leading up to the holidays.  In the Quad Cities and surrounding communities, many of the historic downtown districts decorate for the season and celebrate with events, parades, shopping, fireworks, living windows, and Christmas walks.  Thousands of people come to ring in the holiday season at these events.

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