Aimee Ford is a local artist with a her own space – AF Studio – located in downtown Moline, in the LeClaire Apartments building at 421 19th Street. There she has been creating a beautiful assortment of pieces with mediums ranging from oils to acrylics on different canvases and woods, filling out the space she moved into in December of 2016.
Ford has now moved onto her next idea – art classes for kids, in a program she calls “Lil’ Pugcassos”, the name being a combination of two loves – pugs and Picasso.
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The sun is shining down, and the heat is a’blazin’! In the Midwest, you know it is the heat of the summer and it’s not going to cool down anytime soon — so where does that leave us? Ready for a day at the pool!
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For all the nannies, parents and grandparents taking care of the kiddos over the summer, your “what to do on a rainy Tuesday afternoon” problems are solved. No need to spend $10 on a movie — visit your local library.
Throughout the summer until July 25, the Davenport Public Library – Main Downtown Branch is hosting a summer movie event for the kids in the area, FREE of charge, with that beloved movie popcorn we all crave.
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Stretch out your weary bones from late night fireworks. Lace up those running shoes, and fuel that body with water and food (and maybe bring a portable fan post-race) because it’s time for the annual 4th of July Firecracker Run in downtown East Moline.
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Every June for the past 10 years, my husband has completed in the Quad Cities Triathlon at West Lake Park in Davenport, IA. Each year when we go to cheer him on, I am reminded of all the unique recreational opportunities in the Quad Cities. Doing a triathlon at West Lake is pretty fun, but just hanging out there is something else you should try.
Two things you should tri/try at West Lake:
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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!
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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.
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In a world full of social media savvy students, television, video games and tablets, the interest in school activities and content areas is slowly dropping. Most would rather watch their favorite show or text their friends then engage in team building and essential and engaging learning activities.
Moline Public Library is trying to light that genuine interest learning fire back under local students through their S.T.E.A.M. Exploratorium programs.
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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.
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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.
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