Exploration and curiosity of learning are two of the most important parts of education. From the moment a child enters this world, their lives are often filled with crawling, walking, look, learning — the list is endless. It’s a natural inhibition to want to learn in a hands-on environment. Even reluctant learners can find something to pique their interest when they are immersed in a safe and relevant learning environment. It begs the question, how can we immerse our children in these programs outside of the classroom walls? To further their need to explore?
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The Adler Theatre was full of Harry Potter fans and symphony aficionados on Saturday for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra‘s live performance accompanying the entire film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
It was fabulous and amazing and delightful. As 10-year-old Anora put it: “I don’t know if I can ever watch the movie without thinking about this experience!” Her 8-year-old brother was even more impressed, “This was a life changer!”
During the holiday season, the Quad Cities has many performances to get you into the holiday spirit. From theatre productions, The Nutcracker, and concerts, you won’t want to miss the festive presentations.
Last summer when my 38-year-old my husband told me he was looking into playing football again, I was a bit concerned. When he clarified it was a flag football game in Rock Island’s Douglas Park commemorating the first NFL game, I was intrigued.
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s traveling piano has made its way around the Quad Cities landing at Augustana College’s Gerber Center for Student Life.
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.
“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.
You and your sweetheart can have a wonderful time this February with any of these ideas.
The holidays may be right around the corner, but maybe you still need to get a little more in the spirit.
There are a variety of shows and concerts over the next week that can help you put the fa-la-la in your holidays. Here are a few of my picks for some festive ideas.