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Quad Cities Rings in the Holiday Season in Style PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCCVB   
Thursday, 23 October 2014 14:26

Downtown Davenport, Iowa, sparkles during the annual Quad City Arts Festival of Trees at the RiverCenter from Nov. 21-30. Festival of Trees features many beautiful, uniquely designed trees, stunning designer displays, handcrafted stockings and ornaments, a variety of miniature designs, special events, model train display, gingerbread village, and the North Pole children's activity center. Don’t miss the magic!

There are additional ticketed events that happen in conjunction with the Festival of Trees. There is the Silver Bell Social for seniors, Grand Premiere Party, Sizzlin' Soiree for a girls night out, Sugarplum Ball for dads and daughters, Celebrity Lunch, Jingle Jam teen dance, and Family Days for military families. The Afternoon Adventure is a new children’s event to have fun in the frozen winter wonderland.

The Festival of Trees Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 22 features over 20 large helium-filled character balloons, marching bands, the Distinguished Clown Corps, and participation from over 50 organizations. There are more balloons than Macy's! The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and goes through the streets of downtown Davenport.

Come to the John Deere Commons in downtown Moline, Illinois, on Nov. 22 and enjoy the free Lighting on the Commons ceremony from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride; meet Santa and Mrs. Claus; listen to carolers; and warm-up with hot cocoa and cookies. Join in the festivities as nearly 1/2 million lights and fireworks brighten the skies at 5:45 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Cirque de la Symphonie returns for this year's Holiday Pops at the Adler Theatre in Davenport on Nov. 21-22 at 8 p.m. The Holiday Pops includes three performances, including a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday perfect for the whole family. Artists include aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, and more. Performances also include the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Quad City Symphony Youth Choir, and the Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church.

Enjoy a riverboat cruise on the Celebration Belle on Nov. 21 made festive with a family-oriented Christmas show with music, dance, and holiday food favorites.

Back by popular demand, Irving Berlin's White Christmas at the Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island is full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written including "Happy Holiday", "Sisters", "Blue Skies" and, of course, the legendary title song! Based on the popular movie, this musical promises to be a merry and bright theatrical experience for the whole family! White Christmas performance dates are Nov. 7 - Dec. 28.

Thanksgiving Weekend Events
  • Nov 29 - Quad City Mallards Hockey Game at the iWireless Center
  • Nov 28-30 - Julmarknad is the annual Swedish Christmas Market taking place in the historic village of Bishop Hill. Seasonal Swedish folk characters roam the village and there is music and food
  • Nov 28-30 - Christmas Craft Fair with over 180 vendors at the QCCA Expo Center
  • Nov 29 - Tribute to the Bee Gees concert at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center at 7:30 p.m
  • Nov 30 - Enjoy the historic buildings decorated at the Walnut Grove Pioneer Village Christmas Walk with crafts, refreshments, and more. Free admission
  • Nov 30 - Pianist Jim McDonough performs a Holiday Grande production with an orchestra and singers at the Adler Theatre
  • Quad City Arts' Festival of Trees continues through Sunday

 
Mark your calendar and plan on attending THE HILLTOP CAMPUS CONNECTION on THURSDAY OCTOBER 23 from 4:30pm to 7pm . PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Scott Tunnicliff   
Thursday, 23 October 2014 14:17
It will be held at Greatest Grains, 1600 Harrison Street, in their new Event Center. Great snacks and beverages will be available, as will parking, either in the lot behind GG, along 16th Street, or on Harrison Street in front of the Event Center.
This is a socializing informal get together. All who support efforts to enhance our area are welcome, so bring your friends.
There is no charge. There are no speeches. Just pop on by to visit and share.

 
HOT GLASS INC. Presents The First Annual Great Pumpkin Bash PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mary McNeil   
Thursday, 23 October 2014 08:05

A night of Glassblowing Demonstrations, Blown Glass Pumpkins, Food, and Drinks!

When: Saturday, Oct.25th from 6 PM-10 PM

Where: Hot Glass Inc.

104 Western Ave.

Davenport, IA 52801

*Park in the Modern Woodmen Ballpark Lot across the street.

Proceeds from all sales help a support glassblowing classes for at-risk youth.

 
Senior Star at Elmore Place Hosts On the Go Shopping Show ~ Twenty Vendors in One Place for a Shopping Extravaganza on October 25 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Christina L. Maggio-Kellerstrass   
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:38

DAVENPORT, IA (October 17, 2014) – Senior Star at Elmore Place welcomes all Quad City shoppers to join them for a one-of-a-kind On the Go Shopping event from 1 to 3 p.m., October 25 at 4502 Elmore Avenue, Davenport – just in time to shop for the holidays!

Twenty vendors will be in one place for the convenience and fun of a power two-hour shopping event.  Vendors including well-known designers, will be featured:  Stella and Dot, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Avon, 31 Bags, Origami Owl Necklaces, Jamberry Nails and local artisans.

The event also will include a raffle and silent auction to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.  For more information, please call 563.484.5114.

For more information about Senior Star at Elmore Place or to schedule a tour, please call 563.484.5114 or visit the website at www.seniorstar.com.

About Senior Star at Elmore Place

Senior Star at Elmore Place, a Senior Star community, features 236 modernly decorated apartments spanning across 20 acres of beautifully landscaped property with many customized amenities to offer its residents three distinctive living experiences:  independent living, assisted living and memory care.  For more information, visit www.seniorstar.com.

 
Senior Star at Elmore Place Hosts Pasta with a Purpose PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Christina L. Maggio-Kellerstrass   
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:34

All Community Members Invited to Pasta Lunch; Donations to Benefit Alzheimer’s Association

 

DAVENPORT, IA (October 17, 2014) – Senior Star at Elmore place is pleased to host greater Quad City neighbors and friends to Pasta with a Purpose from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, October 24th in the Independent Living Dining Room at 4502 Elmore Avenue, Davenport.

The Pasta with a Purpose luncheon is free but donations are welcome to support the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to provide referral, consultation, information and support programs to the greater Davenport community.

A raffle and silent auction also will take place during the lunch.

RSVP for this event no later than October 23 by calling Senior Star at Elmore Place at 563.484.5114.

For more information about Senior Star at Elmore Place or to schedule a tour, call 563.484.5114 or visit the website www.seniorstar.com.

About Senior Star at Elmore Place

Senior Star at Elmore Place, a Senior Star community, features 236 modernly decorated apartments spanning across 20 acres of beautifully landscaped property with many customized amenities to offer its residents three distinctive living experiences:  independent living, assisted living and memory care.  For more information, visit www.seniorstar.com.

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