This Thursday, February 15th from 9:00am until 3:00pm

On February 15th, Bridging the Gap will host its 18th Annual Stand Down for homeless Veterans in the Quad Cities. The event will take place at the American Legion Davenport Post 26 located at 702 West 35th Street - Davenport

 Quad Cities, January 24, 2018: Six Quad Cities non-profit organizations just got a boost in their fight against hunger. Christian Family Care Center and Rock Island Rescue Mission, Churches United food pantries, the Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (Iowa State Extension office), Meal Service of Scott County, Humility of Mary Housing and Shelter, and Kids’ Backpack proram through Riverbend Food Bank are the local agencies receiving funds from the Quad Cities CROP Hunger Walk.

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Illinois – (Jan. 25, 2018) The U.S. Army Garrison Rock Island Arsenal Directorate of Public Works will close the Government Bridge to vehicular traffic to perform repair work for two three-day intervals.

The first closure will begin on Monday, Jan. 29, at 8:30 a.m. and last through Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m.

The second closure will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 8:30 a.m. and last through Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m.

On Friday, September 1st, Quad Cities' own Josh Duffee will debut his brand new music project: a band called "Class of '82." This group, made up of six musicians, will be a 1980s synth-pop band. They will be performing in the Redstone Room at the River Music Experience in downtown Davenport.

While still staying heavily involved with my jazz gigs, Duffee says “this group will be something different and fun to perform with in addition to the great jazz music I perform each week.”

Davenport's Emily Martin graduated from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, earning her Master of Divinity degree on May 21st.

Tune into "American Pickers" on History Channel this Wednesday, February 24th at 8pm!!! Thiel Motors of DeWitt, Iowa, and John Thiel Jr. will be featured on an episode that was recently filmed right at the dealership in DeWitt !...

The 44th annual Quad Cities CROP Hunger Walk is taking place here in Davenport and Rock Island on Sunday, October 4th. Registration begins at 1pm, and the walk steps off at 2pm from Modern Woodmen Park.

An estimated 600 walkers will stroll through downtown Davenport, cross the Centennial Bridge, walk around the District of Rock Island, and back across the bridge to the stadium.  This six mile trek symbolizes the walk that a person (usually a woman) in a third-world country makes daily for fresh water.

Participants in the CROP Hunger Walk collect donations from family, friends, co-workers, etc. to help raise money for hunger programs locally and globally.  Here in the Quad Cities, money goes to agencies like Kid's Cafe, Churches United, EFNEP, Meal Service of Scott County, and Humility of Mary Shelter.  Global funds are distributed by Church World Service.

Although this is a faith-based event and most of the walkers are from teams from their local churches and synogogues, any one is invited to walk and help us "end hunger one step at a time."  Please visit our Facebook page: for more information or to send your questions via the message feature.

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It's time once again for the QUAD CITIES CRUISERS ANNUAL CAR SHOW. Saturday June 13, 2015 4p-9p

The Fun is at the Davenport Learning Center!  The Davenport Learning Center is located at 1002 West Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA.

It's our 33rd Consecutive Car Show.  This year's local charities that we are raising money for are:

Hand In Hand, Gilda's Club, & Camp Kesum.

Proceeds from this car show as well as our cruise-ins throughout the spring, summer and fall will be divided equally among these three organizations.

Come see hundreds of classic cars, hot rods and rides that motor car enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy!  This FAMILY FRIENDLY event is FREE to all spectators!  The local area car enthusiasts will be donating $15 per car for a chance to compete for a top 100 plaque.

The rides will be shined and on display from 4p-9p.

For More Information contact:

John Bain, President of the Quad Cities Cruisers at 563-505-6965 or Paul Klauer, Car Show Chairman at 563-508-6211.

The Quad Cities Cruisers appreciate and thank ALL local media for your support and coverage in the past and your anticipated support and coverage this year.  We truly appreciate you helping us get the word out for our fun and charitable local event!

Club Event Phone Line 563-355-0036
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Davenport, Iowa (February 11, 2015) - Grab your beads and get your taste buds ready because the taste of New Orleans is coming to the Figge Art Museum for the annual Mardi Gras Rajun Cajun Fest on Fat Tuesday, February 17, sponsored by KWQC-TV.

Chefs from 10 Quad-City area restaurants will set up in the lobby of the museum from 5:30 - 8 p.m. where they will cook Cajun-inspired dishes for guests to sample. Participating chefs from the Figge, Machine Shed, Crow Valley Country Club, Sippi's, Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, Paddle Wheel, Thunder Bay, Gramma's Kitchen, The J Bar and Zeke's Island Café will show off their culinary skills and entice guests with their delicious creations.

The dishes of the evening will include chicken and sausage etouffee with Zeke's dirty rice, blackened chicken alfredo with seasoned vegetables, saffron chili shrimp, andouille corn fritters, red bean puree & trinity sauce, spicy Cajun pulled pork topped with a BBQnaise cole slaw, seafood court bouillon with Cajun dirty rice, grilled banana cake with rum sauce, Cajun duck savage over green onion grits, crispy Cajun grilled cheese with smoky tomato soup, bourbon maple ice cream, blackened prime rib agrodolce on a open faced crostini with Cajun demi cream, Cajun chicken nachos topped with spicy giardiniera and pralines, andouille stuffed, blackened seared scallops over Cajun quinoa salad, bananas foster bread pudding topped with salted caramel sauce, bruleed bananas, and served with bourbon ice cream and boudin balls with a trio of spicy dipping sauces.

Guests are invited to get into the Mardi Gras spirit by tasting each flavorful dish, participating in a make-your-own Mardi Gras mask art activity, having their photo taken in the Mardi Gras themed photo area, partaking in a cash bar with a "Bertha Blues" specialty drink and casting votes for their favorite chef of the evening. The winning chef will receive a People's Choice plaque and bragging rights.

Dorrell Wenninger, the new weekend meteorologist at KWQC-TV who recently moved from Louisiana, will MC for the evening. "This will be the first year we are incorporating an MC and we cannot think of anyone more fitting than Dorrell," said Natalie Dunlop, Figge Marketing Coordinator.

This is the third year the Figge has hosted this event and all proceeds will benefit the museum's art education outreach programs to thousands of area students. Visit to purchase advance tickets for $25. Tickets the day of the event and at the door will be $30.



About the Figge Art Museum

The Figge Art Museum is located on the riverfront in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members, and free to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit