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Thursday, 30 January 2014 15:57

Mallards Game on Friday

Friday, January 31 is another $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X. $1 hot dogs and $1 beers are available at iWireless Center in Moline during the 7 p.m. Mallards game against the Tulsa Oilers.

Opening Reception Party

Check out MidCoast Fine Art's new exhibiting artists, Pat Halverson and David Genac, at Bucktown Center for the Arts in Davenport. The reception will take place in the MidCoast Gallery on the 2nd floor.  Meet the artists, check out their work, enjoy light fare, and beverages at the reception on January 31st from 6-9pm.  It's all part of the first 2014 Final Friday celebration.

Battle of the Bridges

Putnam Museum in Davenport will host the 7th annual Battle of the Bridges competition on Friday and Saturday, January 31 & February 1, 2014. The Quad City Engineering and Science Council's Battle of the Bridges is a competition where youth, seniors and families seek to design and construct the most efficient model bridge. Teams of up to 4 people spend 2.5 hours designing and constructing their bridge before it is tested for strength. Each team pays a fee of $25 for entry, which includes all building material. Registration deadline is January 30, 2014. For more information, or to register your team, please visit: of Bridges.htm

Bald Eagle Watch Tours

The Mississippi River Visitor Center on Arsenal Island, between Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois, offers free eagle watches and Clock Tower tours every weekend on Saturdays and Sundays on February 1, 2, 8, 9 at 9:00-10:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:00 p.m. Reservations are required!  Please call 309-794-5338 to make your reservation.

Over the Ledge

The Family Museum in Bettendorf has drop-in programming on Saturday, February 1st with an Over the Ledge session with pink cupcakes from 10:30 a.m.-12 noon and Super Saturday fun from 1-3 p.m. to make a heart chain. Wear pink!

Live Music - Jim the Mule Farewell Show

Jim the Mule will be taking an indefinite hiatus toward the end of the winter. Come help them celebrate over a decade of bringing the Swamp, Stomp, and Space Freakout on Saturday, February 1st at 8 p.m. at the River Music Experience in Davenport.  This special night of music will feature a final, retrospective performance by Jim the Mule, guest appearances, and additional acts TBA, so don't miss it!

Mindfulness for Busy People

Visiting Buddhist Monk Gen Kelsang Jampa will present a FREE Public Talk titled Mindfulness for Busy People on Sunday, February 2nd from 2:00-3:30 pm at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock Island, IL. Living in a busy world does not mean you need to have a busy mind. By learning the simple practice of mindfulness, you can enjoy mental clarity and peace. Talk followed by reception with tea.

Wine & Art

Enjoy interesting, fun studio art activities paired with a glass of wine, light hors d'oeuvres and great conversation during Wine & Art Nights at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. You'll create finished art works to display in your home in these cool, casual studio sessions. On Thursday, February 6th at 6 p.m., create Valentine's Cards and Japanese Brush Writing with Anna Ito. Pre-registration required.
Quilt Exhibit and Talk
For the second year in a row, the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild (MVQG) is partnering with the Figge Art Museum for an exhibition of quilts that will be on display in the lobby. MVQG: Encore will begin Tuesday, February 4 and run through Sunday, February 9.  Join us in the lobby at 7 pm on Thursday, Feb. 6th for a quilt talk. Roasalie Baker and Colleen Curry will present two stylistic perspectives on art-quilting. Curry will focus on new quilting techniques, while Baker will demonstrate the pictorial quilt process.

IL and IA Regional Auto Show

See the latest in automobiles at the RiverCentre in Davenport.
Admission - Adults (13 and over): $8; Senior Citizens (62 and over): $6; Children (7-12): $3; Children (6 and under): FREE.  Family Day is Sunday, February 9!  All children 12 & under admitted FREE on

Family Day when accompanied by a paying adult.
Friday, Feb. 7 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, Feb. 8 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sunday, Feb. 9 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Home Show

From plumbing to drapes, remodeling ideas to new construction, landscaping to interior is all on display at the Home Show on February 7-9 at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island. You will be dazzled by 60,000 square feet of exhibits to meet your every desire in home construction, design, decorating, and furnishings. There is the latest in home theater, windows, doors, insulation, siding, hot tubs, fence, decks and more! Even lenders to help you finance your project.

Puppets and Pies

A fundraising event for the German American Heritage Center in Davenport will be held on Friday, February 7th at 7 pm. Join us for a pie auction and the puppetry of Eulenspiegel Puppets from West Liberty as puppeteer Monica Leo performs Finding Home, a story of her family's immigration tale. Along with this performance is a pie auction as well as refreshments. This show is intended for mature audiences.Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Winter Olympic Viewing

If you want to experience the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in a fun, friendly atmosphere and on the largest screen in the Quad Cities, the Putnam Museum in Davenport is the place to be February 7, 11, 17, 20 and 23 for viewing parties free to the public.


Free Events - Watch Team USA!

Friday, February 7 at 6:30 pm - Opening Ceremonies

Tuesday, February 11 at 7 pm - Snowboarding (men's halfpipe)

Monday, February 17 at 7 pm - Figure Skating (free dance) Freestyle Skiing (men's aerials)

Thursday, February 20 at 7 pm - Figure Skating (ladies' free skate), Freestyle Skiing (women's half pipe, men's ski cross)

Sunday, February 23 at 4 pm - Hockey (men's gold medal game)

Concessions will be open with wine and adult beverages for purchase as well as kid-friendly soda, water and snacks.

Live Music - The Neverly Brothers

The Neverly Brothers: A Rock 'n' Roll Evolution - From Elvis to the Beatles! Fasten your seat belts for a guided musical tour through rock 'n' roll history on Saturday, February 8th at the River Music Experience in Davenport. The Neverly Brothers play all your favorite hits from 1950s American Rockabilly, Rock n' Roll and Rhythm & Blues pioneers up through the 1964 British Invasion groups. Doors 7 pm; Show 8 pm; Tickets $10.

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