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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 2/28-3/6 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 01 March 2013 10:52
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A trouble-making ghost is haunting the Adler Theatre, and what better crew to solve the mystery than Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma! Take the family out to see the hilarious live theater show Scooby-Doo Live Musical Mysteries on Saturday.

lifestylesLadies, make your way out to the RiverCenter this weekend to get health and lifestyle tips from Dolvett Quince of The Biggest Loser at the 2013 KWQC-HD 6 Women's Health & Lifestyle Fair. Enjoy a multitude of vendors and a variety of health-related activities! All proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Quad Cities.

 

mapExplore a collection of historic maps representing the early world we live in at the Figge when Marking Territory: Cartographic Treasures of the Mississippi River and the World Beyond Exhibit opens Saturday!  This evening, the museum is hosting PechaKucha Night!  This fun, informal event allows community members to share their ideas and interests-from recent travels to hobbies and major academic pursuits.

 

job fair The River Bandits are looking for hard-working, outgoing, and friendly people to assist fans this baseball season. Head out the Job Fair at Modern Woodmen Park this Saturday for a chance to work with the River Bandits! While you're there, show off your pipes and tryout to be a National Anthem singer this season as well!

 

Gabriel Iglesias will bring his Stand-Up Revolution Tour to the Adler Theatre on March 7! With a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects, Iglesias brings all his personal experiences to life. Gabriel's unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages.

 

wine Looking for an evening out to enjoy a mix of contemporary American cuisine with classic French cuisine? Indulge in the 5 Course Wine Dinner at the Bix tonight! You can even take home recipes from the dinner so you can make the dishes at home.

 

Old ShoeDon't miss Americana Folk/Rock band Old Shoe as they make their way from Chicago to the River Music Experience Saturday! These talented songwriters from across the country will draw you in right from the start! Head out Friday to hear the virtuous sounds of The Giving Tree Band or Quad City locals Sunset 4Ever, with Fairhaven and Dream Anabelle, too.

 

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This Week's Events: February 28 - March 6


Thursday, February 28

5 Course Wine Dinner at Bix

Where: Hotel Blackhawk Bix Bistro

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: $60/person

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Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Drop In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

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Draw, Draw, Draw! Class

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $65/member; $75/non-member

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Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Mo Carter

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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MVBS Presents Blues in the Schools: "Generations of Blues" with Hal Reed & Ellis Kell
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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River's Edge Monthly Turf & Ice Schedule

Discover dozens of sporting events at River's Edge!

Follow the links below to see the complete ice and turf schedule for the month.

Ice Schedule

Turf Schedule

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Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: Noon

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Friday, March 1

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m, and 8:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge, Ice
Time: 8:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
Price: $10
Karl Beatty - Live Music
Where: Brady St. Pub
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Lunch with Angela Meyer
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Live Music: Powell
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 9:00 p.m. - Midnight
Price: FREE
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Live Music: Mer
Where: Kilkenny's Pub
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Mystery Dinner Theater
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Price: $15

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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Sunset 4Ever with Fairhaven and Dream Anabelle
Where: River Music Experience, RME Hall
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m.
Price: $5
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The Giving Tree Band
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price: $8
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Saturday, March 2

 

2013 KWQC-HD 6 Women's Health & Lifestyle Fair

Where: The RiverCenter

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $1, 17 and under FREE

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$20,000 Cash is King Drawing

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Price: $10

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Exhibition Opens: Marking Territory

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), FREE with membership

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Exhibition: Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: Sculpting with Fiber

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: University of Iowa Faculty Biennial

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: Alison Saar: STILL...

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admisson ($7), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition : Young Artists at the Figge - North Scott

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with Membership

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Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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German American Heritage Center Open House
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Intro to Encaustic Painting Workshop
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $80/member, $90/non-member, $30 materials fee payable to instructor

Josh Duffee Orchestra
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Live Music: Mer
Where: Kilkenny's Pub
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Mississippi Misfits

Where: Brady St. Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Old Shoe
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price: $8 in adv., $10 day of show
Public Skate
Where: River's Edge, Ice
Time: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ; 8:00p.m.-10:00p.m.
Price: $5 and up

River Prairie Minstrels
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
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River Bandits Ballpark Job Fair
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
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River Bandits National Anthem Tryouts
Where: Modern Woodmen Park
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
RME Guitar Circle
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Scooby-Doo Live Musical Mysteries

Where: The Adler Theater

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: $15, $25, $35, $55

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Uke-A-Pa-Looza

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Sunday, March 3

 

2013 KWQC-HD 6 Women's Health and Lifestyle Fair

Where: The RiverCenter

Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $1, 17 and Under FREE

Website

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Drop-In Soccer
Where: River's Edge, Turf
Time: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. ; Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Price: $6

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Scherenschnitte Papercutting Workshop with Keith Bonnstetter

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Price: $15/member, $20/non-member

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Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bix Bistro

Where: Blackhawk Hotel

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Price: Adults - $17.95 and Kids - $8.95

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Sunday Live Jazz: Manny Lopez Trio

Where: Brady Street Chop House

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

 

Tour: Alison Saar: STILL...

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Monday, March 4

 

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Margaritas and $5 Tacos

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Drop In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 8:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $10

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Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ; 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

Tuesday, March 5


Acoustic Music Club
Where: River Music Experience, RME Cafe
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
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Blues Cafe
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
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Class: Figure Drawing
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.n. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $20/3 classes/student; $30/3 classes/adult; $12/single session
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Class: Rug Hooking
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Price: $65/member, $75/non-member, $35 materials fee payable to instructor
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Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: The River's Edge, Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10
Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market
Where: Freight House Building and Parking Lot
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: FREE

 

It's Firkin Tuesday!

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Burger Baskets

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Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Wednesday, March 6

 

Attack of the Casks

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 5:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Live Lunch with Lojo Russo
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

 
Christian Care to Host 3rd Annual Trivia Night PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Thursday, 28 February 2013 09:59

Rock Island -- Christian Care invites the general public to test its trivia knowledge at the 3rd Annual Trivia Night fundraiser on Friday, March 22, at The Rock, located at 302 First Street in Coal Valley, Illinois. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and competition begins at 7:00 p.m.

The top two teams will receive a cash prize. Mulligans will be available for purchase to augment scores. Competitors and spectators can participate in both a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Food and beverages will be available for sale and players may also bring their own snacks.

Proceeds will help Christian Care continue to provide much-needed services for homeless men and abused women and children, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The organization also provides a 24-hour crisis hotline and a community meal site that serves meals 19 times a week, every week of the year, for anyone who’s hungry.

Pre-registration for Christian Care’s Trivia Night is strongly encouraged and seating is limited. A table team of up to eight players may register for $80; individuals may register for $10 a person. To register or for more information, please contact Mary Maland at (309) 792-4102 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
"Women Composers" by Brian Hughes, Conductor on Feb. 28th. 2013 @ the I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Thursday, 28 February 2013 09:44
Conductor Brian Hughes is going to discuss "Women Composers" on Thursday evening as an introduction to the Quad City Wind Ensembles' * upcoming concert, "The Women's Movement", featuring music by women composers on March 3 at 3:00 p.m. at Allaert Auditorium in the Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University.

*The Quad City Wind Ensemble has won a National Award. Please scroll below for the announcement.

About the presenter:  Brian Hughes, Conductor

Since moving to Iowa in 1983, Brian Hughes has maintained an active regional profile as a teacher, conductor, and author. His education includes degrees from Olivet College and the University of Northern Iowa and he has completed the coursework for the Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

As an educator, Hughes’s experience runs the gamut, with ten years in the public and parochial schools (grades 5-12) and 15 years as an Associate Professor of Music at Loras College (Dubuque). Currently he serves as a 5-8 grade string music educator in the Dubuque Community Schools while maintaining an active schedule as a band, orchestra, and choral guest conductor and clinician.

As an author, his study in wind band repertoire has been published in The Instrumentalist. He also maintains a professional blog—Score and Podium—and has written program notes for the Dubuque (IA) Symphony, the UW-Madison Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the Knoxville (TN) Symphony, and his ongoing 12-year association with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls (IA) Symphony.

A very active conductor both at home and abroad, he has conducted many honor bands and festivals, as well as appearances with ensembles ranging from the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band, the U.S.A.F. Heartland of America Band, and the UW-Madison Wind Ensemble. An active supporter of community music, he was the first-ever Associate Conductor of the Bettendorf Park Band, and also founded the Tri-State Wind Symphony, a community-based ensemble that will celebrate its 19th season in summer 2013. He has also served as a Graduate Assistant and Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, leading the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and the University Band.

His orchestral experience began with an eight-year appointment as Conductor of the Dubuque Youth Symphony and Assistant Conductor of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. He has also appeared many times with the Dubuque Community String Orchestra and his overseas travels have included guest-conducting appearances with orchestras in the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, and Russia.

A proponent of new music, Hughes coordinated the reading/recording project at UW-Madison, and led UW-Madison ensembles in no fewer than four world premieres, including Alex Nohai-Seaman’s 50-minute Requiem for soprano and chamber orchestra. Since 1998 he has led 15 first performances of works for wind band and orchestra, most recently in 2011 with the Quad City Wind Ensemble and the Tri-State Wind Symphony.

Garnering conducting prizes from two regional Czech orchestras, Hughes is a two-time winner of the Richard and Agatha Church Conducting Prize, presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In recognition of his “outstanding contribution to the arts,” he was presented the 2005 Elisha Darlin Award, given by the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society. In his spare time, Hughes can be found in both the kitchen and his wine cellar, dreaming up the perfect pairing.

Independent Scholars Evenings. 7.00 p.m., Thursday.
1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline. Illinois 309-762-9202
Doors open at 6.30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Dress code: business casual.

Elevators are located through the 16th Street entrance. For security reasons, this door is open from 6.45-7.00pm : after that, please call if you need it opened. The 5th. Avenue entrance door is open for the evening.

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St. Patrick’s Day Inspired First Friday at MRDC PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ryan Burchett   
Thursday, 28 February 2013 09:04

Le Claire, Iowa, February 25, 2013 – March is quickly approaching and the team at Mississippi River Distilling Company is excited to host another First Friday this Friday, March 1 from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  March’s “gift with purchase” is a free pint glass for every bottle purchased while supplies last.  There are 200 of the special pint glasses featuring the Cody Road Whiskey logo on one side and "My St. Patty's Day Shot Glass" on the other.  They will go fast so get there and make your purchase early!

We have a St. Patrick’s Day inspired drink planned in the bar for the evening called a Sham-O-Rita.  It features River Baron and melon liqueur with a little sour and Sierra Mist.  You don’t have to be Irish to like this one!  We’ll also sample the Blueberry Rose made with River Rose Gin, blueberries and a hint of lemon.  Chef Stephanie is preparing a Lenten special with seafood soup and Sorghrum Caramel Chocolate Chip Grilled Bananas.

Mississippi River Distilling Company is open from 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 5 PM Sundays.  Free tours are offered to the public daily on the hour from 12 to 4 PM or by appointment.  The tour takes visitors through the entire distilling process.  Tours end in the Grand Tasting Room with free samples of products for those patrons over 21 years of age.

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Antique Spectacular March 1-3 at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island, IL PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kimberly Schilling   
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 15:35
(Rock Island, IL) The Spring Antique Spectacular is this weekend,  March 1st through 3rd at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island, IL.  With a sold out show of 70 exhibitors, it will be antiques galore at Antique Spectacular. The show, now in its 19th year, is located at the QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Avenue in Rock Island in Illinois!  The show will be brimful with a wonderful selection of fine antiques and collectibles for sale.   Featured will be select antique dealers with unique merchandise from around the world.  Patrons will have an opportunity, all weekend, to shop the wide range of quality antiques for sale.

With the Antique Spectacular, there is always something to interest every collector including: furniture, art pottery, stoneware, books, prints, primitives, jewelry, silver, antique glassware, American Indian items, china, postcards, coins, quilts, dolls, toys, advertising, marbles, rugs, vintage textiles and period pieces.  Shop, for a timeless treasure, that is new to you.

This weekend, March 1st through 3rd, the Antique Spectacular show hours are Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Parking is FREE and show admission is $7 and is good for admittance all three days.  Patrons can check out and register on the website: www.antiquespectacular.com to print a $1 off coupon.

SHOW HOURS & ADMISSION:
Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$7 Admission is good for admittance all three days.

More information about the Antique Spectacular is available at www.antiquespectacular.com or by calling Kimberly Schilling at 712-326-9964.  The Antique Spectacular is presented by Melting Pot Productions, Inc.

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