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Author Linda Wallace Edwards Book Signing Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Coffey   
Friday, 03 February 2012 14:21

WHEN: 2-11-12

TIME: 1 - 4 p.m.

WHERE: Knoxville Public Library, 200 East Main St., Knoxville, IL 61448

WHAT: Edwards, a resident of Yates City, IL, will be available to sign copies of her Fiction novel, The Legend of White Sky.

White Sky's brave, independent nature have helped her accomplish many goals, but will her greatest wish, to make her father proud, ever be fulfilled? Sioux twins White Sky and Little Wolf are convinced their roles were switched at birth. While Little Wolf is timid and ponderous like a maiden, White Sky is brave and adventurous like the warriors. When the time comes for Little Wolf to accomplish a great feat to establish his place in the village, he begs White Sky to find a way out of it. Her solution is to switch places, since their parents can only tell them apart by their differing personalities. So Little Wolf must become outgoing like his sister, and White Sky has to learn to tame her tongue. While this ultimate deception is difficult at first, the twins eventually grow into their new identities. Little Wolf studies the ways of Wovoka, the village medicine man, and becomes a successful healer. White Sky proves her fearless nature by taming a rattlesnake and a baby eagle. Due to inevitable changes, the truth of the twins' identities comes out in the thirteenth year of their birth. Their father, Great Hunter, is outraged, but only with White Sky since the role reversal was her idea. He breaks White Sky's beloved bow and arrow and gives away her horse. So that she will always remember her rightful place in the village, he then places a large amulet around her neck, which she must wear until she marries. Determined that she will never marry and that she will prove her worth to her father, White Sky vows to kill the grizzly bear Evil Claw and tame the elusive wild white stallion. What she doesn't plan on is falling in love with a warrior from an enemy tribe. Will White Sky fulfill her promises to herself? Will The Legend of White Sky be forever etched upon the hearts of her people?

For more information, contact Chris Coffey at 888-361-9473 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Quad City Arts’ mARTch madness PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dawn Wohlford-Metallo   
Friday, 03 February 2012 13:58

WHO & WHAT: Quad City Arts’ mARTch madness –Retro 50’s Sock Hop

WHERE: Modern Woodmen Park, Davenport, IA

WHEN: March 30, 2012 6:30-10 pm 

COST: $30 per person in advance; $200 for a table of 8 or $40 at the door

Save the Date! mARTch madness ensues on Friday, March 30th at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, IA. Tickets are $30 each, in advance, $40 at the door or $200 for a table of 8 (reservations required for tables). Get out your poodle skirts, bobby sox and saddle shoes or raid your parent’s closet to create your 50’s look. Enjoy a retro dinner buffet, Rock n’ Roll, cash bar, neat-o art, games and more. The object of the madness will be to collect the most artwork for your personal collection and help Quad City Arts sustain the Visual Arts Program.


Tickets may be purchased through our website: www.quadcityarts.com or call Jessi at 309-793-1213, X103.

The Quad City Arts Center Gallery is located at 1715 Second Avenue in the Arts and Entertainment District of Rock Island.  Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. All Quad City Arts programs are funded in part by Festival of Trees; Quad City Arts Partners; and operating grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to the growth and vitality of the Quad City region through the presentation, development and celebration of the arts and humanities. For more information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo at 309-793-1213, ext. 108 or visit www.quadcityarts.com.


Annual Super Sunday Sale - Sunday, February 5th, 12 to 3 p.m. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Sons   
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 13:45
The American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop in Cumberland Square invites you to bargain shop for a cause!  Sunday, February 5th will be our annual super clearance sale EVERYTHING in the store will be half price.  

Mark you calendars and stop in to grab all of the bargains that you can find and be back home long before the big game starts.  We are clearing out the floor to make room for all of the new and beautiful donations that we have recently been receiving.  With the new things that we will be putting out on the floor starting Monday, February 6th the bargains will continue long after the game is over.

The Discovery Shop is an upscale resale shop selling gently used items donated by the community and staffed by over 100 volunteers.  All clothing is cleaned and ironed before it is sold and dry cleaning is donated by Burke’s Dry Cleaners.  Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for cancer research, education, patient services and advocacy.

Donations are accepted anytime the shop is open and a tax receipt is always available.  Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm., Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm., and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Poetry Out Loud Regional Recitation Contest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tracy White   
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 13:37

WHAT: Poetry Out Loud Regional Recitation Contest

WHEN: February, 18th at 4:00 PM

WHERE: Quad City Arts, 1715 - 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL

WHO:   High School Students from United Township, and Orion

Quad City Arts announces a regional contest for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. On Saturday, February 18th at 4:00 pm students from Orion High School and United Township will participate in the Poetry Out Loud regional contest at Quad City Arts. Attendance at this event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. (Snow date will be February 19th at 4:00.)

The winner of this competition will advance to Illinois' State Poetry Out Loud Competition, being held Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield.  The State champion will advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed.

The competition, presented in partnership with the Illinois Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition.  Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is honored to provide travel support for regional and state finals of Poetry Out Loud in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

For further information call Poetry Out Loud Coordinator Tracy White 563-579-7630

Childcare Available During Valentines Day Celebration PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mark McLaughlin   
Monday, 30 January 2012 16:05
Would you and your sweetheart like to enjoy a romantic evening for Valentine’s Day – without having to worry about childcare? The Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) and Scott County Family Y are offering a convenient solution that parents and kids alike are sure to enjoy. The news release below tells more.

The QCSO Valentine's Day celebration will provide a full slate of romantic entertainment. In addition to Quad-Citians, we also anticipate that Midwest couples from quite a distance will be driving in for both the Gala and the Concert.
Please note, the starting time of the QCSO Valentine's Day Gala has been changed from 5 p.m. February 11 to 4:30 p.m. (earlier releases on the event state 5 p.m.).

If you have questions for the Scott County Family Y on childcare during the QCSO Valentine's Day celebration, feel free to contact:
Frank Klipsch IV, Corporate Communications Director at the Scott County Family Y at Phone: (563) 332-0234, Ext. 620 or Cell: (563) 570-0770

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