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Friday, 10 January 2014 13:34
Bald Eagle Days

Bald Eagle Days is the feature celebration on January 10-12 at the QCCA Expo Center located at 2621 4th Avenue in Rock Island, Illinois.  It is the largest event in the Midwest dedicated to the United States' national symbol of freedom.  Hours: Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for kids.

Live Music - Brainchild

Brainchild is a band that combines the feeling of jazz & soul with the intensity of shredding guitar solos. Their growing list of original songs combined with a diverse selection of covers are a perfect blend of many styles of music. See them at the River Music Experience in Davenport on Saturday, January 11th.  Doors: 8 pm; Show: 9 pm; Tickets: $8.

Mallards Games

Friday, January 10, 7 P.M. vs. Wichita Thunder

Saturday, January 11, 7 P.M. vs. Arizona Sundogs


The Mallards will wear special edition Wild affiliate jerseys when they take on the Arizona Sundogs on Saturday, January 11th at 7 p.m. Immediately after the game those jerseys will go up for bid in a live auction to benefit the Genesis Health Services Foundation. In addition, the first 1,000 fans age 12 and under through the doors for that game will receive a free Mallards replica youth jersey courtesy of Scott County Family Y and Two Rivers YMCA.


Quad City Boat & Vacation Show

Get ready for summer boating and outdoor fun on January 17-19 at the Quad City Boat & Vacation Show.  This show is even bigger than the 2013 show! Shop boats for fishing, cruising and water sports in the Great Hall and the Mississippi Hall at the RiverCenter in Davenport!  Take the skywalk between the north and south buildings to access each hall where you will find more dealers and more boats than ever before.
Tales from Around the World

On Saturday, January 18, there are tales from around the world and enjoy free crafts, activities, games, performances, and refreshments from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at the Moline Public Library, 3210 41st Street in Moline, Ill.  No registration is required for this free drop-in program.

Winter Wine Experience

The River Music Experience, 129 Main Street in Davenport, Iowa, holds their sixth annual Winter Wine Experience on Saturday, January 18 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  This wine tasting event also includes hors d'oeuvres, live music, and more.  Everyone receives a complimentary wine tasting glass.  Tickets are $30 in advance, or $40 the day of the event.  The Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard coupon is $5 off the ticket price.

FREE Kid's Craft Day

The John Deere Pavilion, 1400 River Dr. in downtown Moline, IL., is hosting a free Kid's Craft Day on Saturday, January 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Plus, receive 15% off your purchase in the John Deere Store the entire weekend with your Be a Tourist coupon.

Isabel Bloom Production Tours

Isabel Bloom is opening up their production facility for tours on January 17, 18, and 20.  Reserve your spot on a free tour to see how these unique concrete sculptures are made locally at the facility at 736 Federal Street in Davenport, Iowa.  Guests on the tour receive 10% off on their entire purchase at the tour center gift shop, including the exclusive 2014 tour piece that is only available at this gift shop.  Call 800-273-5436 or 563-336-3766 to make your tour reservation.  Reservations required.

Tons of Sand in the Tropics

During Be a Tourist weekend, the Quad City Botanical Center welcomes you to the tropics.  The Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue in Rock Island, Ill., is placing two tons of sand in the middle of the indoor Sun Garden to create a tropical sandbox through February 28.  The sandbox will be open during regular hours. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring the children down to play.  They may bring their own toys or borrow the Botanical Center's toys. On Saturday, January 18 from 12-2 p.m., there is children's programming.

Sidewalk Sales

NorthPark Mall in Davenport and SouthPark Mall in Moline will be hosting Sidewalk Sales January 17-20, 2014.

Dr. MLK Jr. Celebration

The annual community-wide celebration and musical tribute to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. returns to Centennial Hall on the campus of Augustana College in Rock Island on Saturday, January 18th at 6 p.m.  The free public event will celebrate the legacy of this great leader through powerful speakers, music, and dance. The event has a long history in the Quad Cities.  Originally sponsored by the NAACP, the celebration now is organized each year by Augustana College and the Dr. King Celebration committee to honor the life and vision of one of America's great leaders.

Princess Diana Exhibit Extended to Jan. 26

Due to popular demand, the "Diana, A Celebration" exhibit will remain on view through January 26, 2014.  The exhibit chronicles the life and humanitarian work of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. One of the 20th century's most remarkable women is showcased through nine galleries containing 150 objects-ranging from her royal wedding gown and 28 of her designer dresses to family heirlooms, personal mementos, paintings and rare home movies and photos.


Be a Tourist Weekend

The mobile-friendly Be a Tourist website is live and ready to go. Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Weekend is January 17-20.  Make a marvelous weekend out of it with over 50 coupons for local hotels, attractions, and businesses.


The Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 5 years at the Annual Gala on Saturday, January 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf.  The special guest and keynote speaker is Ralph de la Vega.  For more information and to register, visit


Hampton Inn & Suites - Davenport is partnering with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center to host a Blood Drive on Thursday, January 16 from 2:30-5pm.  Sign up by calling Ali Brooks at 563-441-0001 or online at Group code: 1916


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