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Written by Lora Adams   
Monday, 24 October 2011 15:21

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT, Quad Cities PBS invites the public to join them for a night of fun and fundraising on Friday, November 4, 2011 when they hold their 4th Annual Trivia Night at the South Hall at the Highland Park Bowl located at 4204 Avenue of the Cities in Moline.

WQPT Trivia Night is a great night of fun and helps to support the programs provided by your local public television.  This year Trivia Night sports a theme for fun your table can come dressed in costume from the 1930’s to 2000. As always, guests are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages are available through Highland Park Bowl. There will be 50/50 raffles and Mulligans. Call WQPT at 309-764-2400 to reserve your table. Tables are $80 (8 people per table).  There are cash prizes for the top three teams. First Place $160, Second Place $80 and Third Place $40.

WQPT is thrilled that this year the Trivia Night is being organized by the students in Western Illinois University Recreation Park and Tourism Administration program. “The students wanted a ‘real world’ event to plan and as a graduate of this program I thought Trivia Night would be the perfect fit for them,” said WQPT Administrative Assistant, Amanda Bergeson, who has served as an advisor for the class.

Sponsors for the WQPT Trivia Night are Builders Sales & Service Co., Heritage Landscape Design, J.L. Brady Co., Knary Allstate Agency, Rafferty Funeral Home and Southeast National Bank of Moline.

WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University located in Moline, Illinois.

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Greater Iowa Reef Society Fall Fest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by G I R S   
Friday, 14 October 2011 11:53
Mark your calendars for November 12th, if you haven’t already, because GIRS Fall Fest 2011 is only ONE MONTH AWAY!

Some highlight’s of the event:

§    Nationally renowned speakers Jake Adams, editor of reefbuilders.com and Randy Reed, co-founder of Reed Mariculture Inc.
§    A TON of awesome, high value raffle items, such as two Vitrea aquariums, one with a MSRP of over 3k!  Tickets to Shedd Aquarium, gift certificates to
Rogger’s Food & Aqua Medic, Portal viewer, Seachem salt, JBJ 28g nano, RO unit and MORE!
§    A dozen + commercial vendors
§    A dozen non-commercial/hobbyist sellers
§    An easy drive-held just minutes north of the Quad Cities in Eldridge, IA
§    Affordable!  Admission is just $10 and GIRS members receive 10 raffle tickets!

This is going to be the biggest and best GIRS Fall Fest EVER!

If you’ve been thinking about renting a table to sell at the event, all vendor space is currently spoken for.  Contact mthomp at GIRS if you would like to be notified of any cancellations.

Also, volunteers are still needed for after Fall Fest for tank tear downs and clean-up.  This is vital to the success of the event, so if you can stick around to help, please contact mthomp at GIRS for details and to volunteer.

For more event info., visit: http://fests.greateriowareefsociety.org/

This week in downtown Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QC Chamber   
Friday, 14 October 2011 11:44

We have a lot to share with you this week, so we'll just dive right in to the details.  The RiverCenter will be buzzing with a wide range of events this week including the Trinity Celebrity Style Show, a Quad-City Rollers Bout, and the AUSA Sea of Goodwill Luncheon.

Kinetix A dynamic and high energy band, Kinetix, is headlining a show at River Music Experience Friday, and the 3rd Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinee will feature the talented Chris Greene Quartet.  Check out Kidz Days along with performances by Diet Folk, Quarter Til, QC-KIX Orchestra, and Skynny Skynyrd, too.  Maybe you could even consider taking some music lessons?

Interested in learning more about your family history?  Visit the library during Genealogy Night and discover more about your family roots.  Entertainment at Rhythm City will feature Adam Beck as well as another thrilling and funny Mystery Dinner Theater show. 

Paris Participate in the Thursdays at the Figge Art Talk, and stick around the museum tonight to take your pick between an acrylic painting class, a printmaking workshop, and a glass workshop.  Learn about Art, Urbanism, and the Parisian Experience on Sunday, or just stop by to see the current exhibits.
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Have you heard the delicious news?  Bowls: Urban Eats will begin serving breakfast on Monday!  You just can't go wrong with a breakfast bowlOktoberfest brew is now on tap at Front Street Brewery, so break out your lederhosen and polka your way over to the pub for a taste.

deadstock Mark your calendar now for the upcoming Halloween events!  Deadstock at Bucktown, IP Seance,  the Zombie Pride Parade, and the Davenport Halloween Parade are all just around the corner!  If you're too impatient to wait it out, just head over to the Jaycees Haunted House.  Stay tuned for more Halloween event details later this month.
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Don't forget to swing by the Freight House Farmers Market, and stop in Kilkenny's Pub for free live music by Jordan Danielsen and Just Chords this week.  Also, head over to Ragged Records and take advantage of their huge DVD sale while it lasts!

See you downtown!

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Author David W. Dorris Book Signing Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Megan Palmer   
Friday, 14 October 2011 11:23

WHEN: 10-22-11

TIME: 11 a.m.

WHERE: West Kimberly Market, Fall Fun Day, 4004 W. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA 52806

WHAT: Dorris, a resident of Davenport, IA, will be available to sign copies of his book, Life Is Too Short; Life Is What We Make It.

Fear not, for in Life Is Too Short: Life Is What We Make It, author David Dorris shows you how to approach life's problems and that making the right choices is easier than you think. Life is like a baseball game where the pitcher is constantly throwing you curveballs. As this is the case, do you want to simply be a spectator, or do you want to get in the game and face life head-on? Although it may sound simple sometimes, life is not an easy game to play. There are many challenges to overcome and many choices you have to make. None of you have a choice as to how you come into the world; however, you do have a choice as to the kind of life you live. Follow David in Life Is Too Short: Life Is What We Make It, and find out for yourself how you too can knock life's curveballs out of the park.


Community welcomes First Army at Niabi Zoo PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Robert Saxon   
Friday, 14 October 2011 11:19
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill.—First Army Soldiers, Civilian workers and their Family members will be welcomed to the Quad Cities community with a day of food and fun at the Niabi Zoo on Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The event, open to the Rock Island Arsenal community and the public, is labeled as a "First Army Welcome." The special day at the zoo will be hosted by the Niabi Zoo, the Rock Island County Commission, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, and the Rock Island Arsenal Chapter of AUSA.


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