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WQPT Trivia Night November 1 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 11:06

MOLINE, IL – If you consider yourself a military trivia buff and you know the origin of the 21-gun salute, then put together a team for the WQPT Military-Themed Trivia Night, Friday, Nov. 1, at Fargo Lounge, Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL.

Doors open at 6 p.m, with the event kicking off at 7 p.m.

Teams may include up to eight people per table. Admission is $80 per team. All money raised will support WQPT’s educational programming and outreach in Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place teams. Participants are encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Prizes will also be awarded for the best dressed table. In addition, a 50/50 drawing, raffles and silent auction will be held. A cash bar will be available.

The event is providing students in the WIU-QC Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration 235 class hands-on experience planning an event.

To register for the event or for more information, contact WQPT at (309) 762-2400.


Food for Thought Offers A Night of Roaring Reads PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 12:58

Rock Island, IL: The Rock Island Public Library Foundation will offer book-loving guests a tasty way to enjoy "A Night of Roaring Reads” with Food for Thought, a fundraising event from 5:00 pm. to 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 14 at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island.

A Night of Roaring Reads transforms the historic library into a jazz-age night spot for dining, socializing and bidding on books signed by best-selling authors. Admission includes food stations from guest chefs, complimentary beverages, and jazz music by Edgar Crockett & friends.

Guests also enjoy a private night at the library, with dining at six food stations, including selections from Martha Cleaveland of Blue Cat Brew Pub, Eudell Watts, III, of Eudell’s Specialty Foods,Chef Craig Joos of Rock Island Hy-Vee and Chef Kyle, of Doc’s Inn in Silvis. Complimentary beverages include wine tasting selections personally selected by Thad Miller, craft brew samples from Dan Cleaveland of the Blue Cat Brew Pub, soft drinks and coffee. A silent auction includes bidding on more than 30 signed books, as well as unique gift items and packages from local businesses.

The 9th annual fundraiser helps the Rock Island Public Library Foundation fulfill requests for special programs and projects that are outside the Rock Island Library’s normal operating budget. Foundation dollars support special purchases of materials and equipment as well as programs and beautification projects.

The Main Library will be open to Food for Thought guests only that night, with admission payable at the door by cash, check or credit. Guests who RSVP in advance receive preferred admission prices of $30 for one or $55 for two. Without an RSVP, admission is $35 at the door per person. RSVPS are requested by Nov. 6.

To RSVP, please call Foundation secretary Amy Penry at 309-732-7302 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Donations to the 501c3 Rock Island Library Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

To accommodate the event, the Main Library will close at noon to the public on Nov. 14. The Rock Island 30/31 and Southwest Branches will be open until normal hours.

More information also available on the Support Your Library page at the library website, www.rockislandlibrary.org

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"Chuck Lost His Shirt But Kept His Heart" Fundraiser PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mama Compton's   
Monday, 07 October 2013 10:01

When:  Thursday, October 10, 2013

Where:  Mama Compton's, 1721 - 2nd Ave., Rock Island

Time:  3:00pm until 8:00pm

How much:  Donations at the door.

Come support a local artist in need so we can all contiue to enjoy his ar and his heart.  All proceeds go to Chuck to help pay his medical bills.

Featuring a silent auction of Chuck's art and other items, a bake sale, cash raffle, 50/50 raffle, basket raffle, games, movies and - of course - food!

Live music by Greenmore, Bob Burns & Rob Dahms, from 4:00pm until 5:30pm.

Donations accepted at the door.  Come out and play for and with Chuck!

St. Mark Lutheran's 8th Annual Huge Rummage Sale and Bake Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janet Martin   
Monday, 07 October 2013 09:59

It's time for the annual St. Mark Huge Rummage Sale and Bake Sale, being held October 17, 18 and 19 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2363 West 3rd Street in Davenport.

Come on out from 8am until 7pm on Thursday, 8am until 5pm on Friday and 8am until Noon on Saturday to shop among the dozens and dozens of tables filled with treasures.

Proceeds from this sale benefit St. Mark programs, including their Seminarian Scholarship Fund.

River City Radio Hour October 18 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 07 October 2013 09:44

River City Radio Hour


Nashville Recording Artist

Jason Parchert


Narrator : River City Living: Tim Andersen

October 18th. 2013

1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline, IL

Elevator is at the16th Street entrance.

Dinner @ 6:30p.m. • Show @ 7:30p.m.

Social Hour @ 5:30p.m.

The Moline Commercial Clubs’ Chef Linda will be serving a magnificent dinner prior to the show, by reservation only. Please call 309-762-8547 to make reservations.

Tickets for Dinner & Show: $25.00/person

*This event is open to the public and the audience can attend the show without dinner.

Ticket for the show: $5.00

Priority seating is given to guests who make dinner reservations.

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