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Monthly Archives: December 2016
The Quad Cities doesn’t let a holiday go by without some special events, and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are not exceptions. The close of the old year and the beginning of the New Year brings exciting and affordable events and hotel packages.
As parents, we are in the home stretch!
That means, if you are anything like me, you are scrambling for last-minute gifts and stocking stuffers for your family members and friends.
Do you think that shopping local is only for adults? Not the case.
I love to find gifts for kids with a QC flair – and even better are the gifts that keep giving all year long. Most kids have plenty of toys under the tree, but these gifts give your kids the gift of experience.
So, if you are looking for a gift idea for QC kid, here are a few favorite picks.
Last Friday night was the bi-annual Gallery Hop in downtown Rock Island, Illinois. I always attend this community arts event held in December and May. Gallery Hop highlights local artists and their work by featuring them in the businesses. This December event was an opportunity for my sister and I to check out some new shops, as well as some of the well known shops in the District area.
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.
For a young child, little else is more exciting than the night before Christmas. They are anxiously trying to fall asleep in their warm beds, in anticipation for the morning. Then with the popularity of The Polar Express, children hoped they too would be able to hear the bells of Christmas their whole life.
These places are open for meals on Christmas Day 2016!
The QCCA (Quad City Conservation Alliance) Expo Center is a finely constructed vintage building made of huge timbers from the mills that once were on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities. I always take the time to look up into the rafters to admire the size and workmanship of the support beams in the Expo Center in Rock Island, Illinois. The center features a 60,000 sq. ft. Exhibit Hall and a 4,600 sq. ft. Auditorium with a seating capacity of 500.