These places are open for Thanksgiving dinner so you don’t have to cook on Thursday, November 23, 2017!
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.
Downtown Moline, Illinois, is alive with restaurants, brew pubs and locally owned shops. The area has been rejuvenated over the past several years with attractive signage and equally attractive businesses. Moline is the home of John Deere and the John Deere Pavilion is only a few blocks from one of my favorite restaurants, LemonGrass Cafe.
The music scene in the Quad Cities has, in my opinion, been going through a renaissance period. From many new venues opening up to different people booking talent on both sides of the river, there is a diverse mix of talent being featured all over.
This is a question I get often from people – where do I like to go see shows. So I put together a list.
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.
The Quad Cities offer a wide variety of theatre shows during Summer 2017 from Shakespeare to Disney and from the West Side to the Rock of Ages. You can applaud your way through the summer months out under the stars or inside under the lights. The venues and prices vary, but the history and creativity are certain!
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!
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.
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.