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Local Valentine’s Day ideas for loved ones

Love sweeps through the air with the ever-important February 14th creeping up on us. In the midst of planning treats and cards for school parties and/or the regular busy schedule life brings, many of us lose track of this day of love. A day that is important to celebrate with your significant other (S.O.), your children, and family.

I’ve seen many individuals rush to find cards or gifts last minute to show the people in their lives just how much they care about them. With this in mind, I set out to find a few of the best Quad Cities Valentine’s Day gift and/or plans for both S.O. and family relationships ahead of time, in an attempt to create a miniature-one-stop-shop for Valentine’s Day ideas.

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Making family memories while bald eagle watching

During the winter, the bald eagles grace the Quad Cities area with their presence. Looking for open water as they migrate south from Canada, the national symbol soars over the waters of the Quad Cities portion of the Mississippi River each year. While the featured Bald Eagle Days celebration (first weekend in January) has come and gone, the birds stay in the area a while longer.

Personally, I have several memories of the river and many seem to fall along the ‘eagles’ theme.

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Hope’s Bridal National Indoor Sidewalk Sale: Nov. 17th-26th

Designer Carolina Herrera, once said, “A wedding dress is both an intimate and personal for a woman – it must reflect the personality and style of the bride.” Along with the love, care, and passion that is reflected in your relationship, a wedding dress also needs to reflect the nature of the bride as an individual. As a bride, you have a dream of what that dress will be, and the realistic budget that must come with it. Now as a bride-to-be myself, I can attest to how true this is — a dream dress and a budget aren’t always the easiest pair to find…. Or are they?

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Riverfront Pops Concert 2017: All you need is love, tickets, and snacks

Make plans to join the Quad Cities community at the Quad City Symphony Riverfront Pops Concert – The Beatles’ Greatest Hits on Saturday, August 19.

Bring chairs, blankets, food, coolers, family and friends to LeClaire Park in Iowa. You can also buy concessions from some of your local favorites. Set out your picnic spread and enjoy the show!

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Love is Still All You Need: Beatlemania Returns at the Putnam

“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.

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Get ready for the workforce with Moline Library’s career events!

Image result for idesLearning how to be prepared for the workforce is an essential part of life – whether you are almost ready to graduate college or you have gone back to school in search of a new career. Even the most seasoned career men and women should look for occasions for professional development, brush up on their resume, and seek career advancement opportunities.

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