This is the 101st year of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and celebration is in the air! Since I was ready to get into the celebratory holiday mood, on Sunday, December 6, my friend and I attended Masterworks III: Winter Fun – Mozart and More! by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. The Sunday symphony concerts are held at Centennial Hall at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. We came one hour early to enjoy the Concert Conversations with the music director and conductor, Mark Russell Smith. We found this an interesting informal introduction to the afternoon of music.
Monthly Archives: February 2016
Want to inspire the next generation? Stir up the creativity and imagination in your little ones, then head on down to WQPT-PBS Kid’s Imagination Station on Saturday, March 19 to let that inspiration run free.
Full of hands-on, brain-stimulating activities, Imagination Station is nothing short of a smash hit around this area. If you have little ones around here, this is the spring family-friendly event to attend.
You may or may not have noticed, but Adult Coloring is all the rage right now and it has taken hold in the Quad Cities. I started noticing coloring products being sold specifically to adults during my travels over the last six months. They were being sold at airports, bookstores have dedicated sections to adult coloring now, and I saw color pages being sold at a music festival.
Visitors and residents alike will tell you that the Quad Cities puts on one of the best St. Patrick’s Day parades in the Midwest, and hosts Iowa’s largest St. Patrick’s Day party.
Thinking of indoor things to do on a cold winter day, I entertained the thought of a cake tour. More precisely, the Let Them Eat Cake Tour. There are many delicious bakeries in the area to entice the cake aficionado. With this in mind, a friend and I took off on a sugary trip where coffee and conversation and oh’s and ah’s were required.
From now until April 10, the German American Heritage Center hosts “Crossing the Tracks of Time: QC Railroad History”, an exhibit about the development of the railroad in the Quad Cities.
What’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning with kids in the Quad Cities?
Hint: It involves hammers, nails and safety goggles.
Come February, we have long forgotten gingerbread cookies and that creamy pumpkin pie that laid our tables over the winter holidays. We’ve said so long and found new love in all things chocolate. Besides, chocolate (well, dark chocolate) has been said to improve health and lower the risk of heart disease and letting chocolate melt in your mouth can soothe coughing fits.
Whether it’s boxes that grace your counter or that expensive bar of dark chocolate someone you love ordered special, that’s not the last of the chocolate extravaganza with Valentine’s Day coming around the corner. And what better way to dive into the sweet treats than seeing what the Quad Cities offers locally?