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APPy Hour Meets Wednesday, March 11 at Cool Beanz PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Friday, 27 February 2015 13:59

Rock Island, IL: Mobile apps can support your goals, make routine tasks easier, and provide access to educational and entertaining content on your tablet or smartphone. Learn more about them at monthly APPy Hours, presented by the Rock Island Library.

The Rock Island Library will offer "APPy Hour" at 7:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th Street,  Rock Island. The informal gathering gives smartphone and tablet owners to way to learn about new apps and to share their personal favorites with the group. The next meeting is March 11.

APPy Hours are free and open to the public, and will focus on apps of interest to adults and teens. Refreshments will be available for purchase from the coffeehouse.


Calendar of library programs: http://rockislandlibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventcalendar.aspx

Women of Faith Simulcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Anthem   
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 16:43

February 27 - 28, 2015

Friday 6 - 9 pm

Saturday 8 am - 12:30 pm


To register, click HERE

Heritage Church Bettendorf Campus

2700 Middle Road

Bettendorf, IA  52722

(563) 449-5530

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Written by Rhonda Johnson   
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:20

Tickets are on sale now for the 2nd Annual Big Bacon Bonanza, a fun, bacon-themed festival to raise funds for and awareness of Churches United of the Quad City Area’s Hunger and Shelter ministries. The event will take place on Saturday, February 28, from 4 – 7 p.m., at the RiverCenter Great Hall, at 136 E. 3rd Street, Davenport. With over 20 vendors providing delightful bacon creations, bacon merchandise, community vendors and live music there will be something for everyone!

New this year is our Celebrity Judge, Danielle Dimovski (host of the TV show “BBQ CRAWL” and winner of numerous awards, including “WORLD BACON CHAMPION” at the Roc City Rib Fest)! To schedule a phone interview with Danielle please call Churches United for contact information for live interviews Danielle will be available Friday the 27th in the afternoon/early evening and Saturday the 28th late morning/early afternoon.

To purchase tickets, please go to www.bigbaconbonanza.com, or call Churches United at 563-332-5002.

Please join us for a great time, and for a great cause!


ONLY 5 DAYS AWAY!!! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rhonda Johnson   
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 10:01

The 2nd Annual BIG BACON BONANZA is almost upon us! Saturday, February 28th at the RiverCenter Great Hall, 4 – 7 p.m.


Hurry and buy your tickets for a chance to Sample lots of Bacon Deliciousness, hear the Dani Lynn Howe Band in all their Musical Wonderfulness, and See Celebrity Chef Judge Danielle Dimovski in all her World Bacon Champion Gloriousness!!! 


This event promises to be loads of fun, and it directly supports Churches United’s Hunger and Shelter ministries, so please HELP US to HELP OTHERS by buying your tickets and joining us for a Bacon Blast!

Churches United - Bacon a difference in the Quad Cities!

Enjoy Delicious Food & Menu Specials during Quad Cities Restaurant Week PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jessica Waytenick   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:05

Quad Cities – Lunch, dinner, casual or elegant dining, the choice is yours during the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau’s third annual Quad Cities Restaurant Week on March 2 - 8, 2015.

Visit www.qcrestaurantweek.com, and discover 30 Quad Cities’ area eateries and their specially prepared menus for lunch and dinner.  Participating restaurants are offering $15 two-for-one lunches and $15-$25 multi-course dinners.

Local chefs have created their menus to showcase their talent and cuisine.  There are no passes to buy, coupons to carry or cards to punch.  Simply pick from the restaurants and their menus featured on the website and enjoy.  Reservations are recommended for establishments that take them.  Please mention Restaurant Week when making your reservation.

A new addition to this year’s Quad Cities Restaurant Week is a drawing for a $50 restaurant gift card.  Use #qcfoodie when you Tweet or Instagram to show your culinary adventure.  One lucky participant will be randomly selected to receive the gift card.

The www.qcrestaurantweek.com website is mobile-friend, easily sortable, and all of the restaurant locations are displayed on a map.  For more information by phone, call the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau at 309-277-0937.

“Last year participating restaurants reported a 20-50% increase in customers and many first-time guests,” says Jessica Waytenick, Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau Public Relations & Marketing Manager.  “Quad Cities Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to rediscover a long-time favorite or experience one of the area’s new eateries.”

Sponsors of Quad Cities Restaurant Week include: Iowa Pork Producers Association, Quad City-Times, WQAD, Townsquare Media radio stations.

The QCCVB is the official tourism destination marketing and management organization for the Quad Cities region.  The organization serves the tourism interests of Scott County in Iowa and Rock Island, Mercer, Warren and Henderson Counties in Illinois.  www.visitquadcities.com


The Quad Cities is located on the Mississippi River and is made up of the riverfront cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois.  The area is just a 2-½ hour drive from Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois.  It is easily accessible via I-80, I-74, I-88 and several major state highways.

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