New Year's at Noon 2007Strange as it may seem, there are some people who would love to ring in the new year with a festive party who can't quite manage to stay awake until midnight. But enough about me. If you'd like to celebrate the arrival of 2009 with your kids, yet are concerned about them (or perhaps you) nodding off before the ball drops, Bettendorf will be offering a sensible December 31 alternative - the shouting of "Happy New Year!" at 12 p.m. - at two of the city's family venues.


Go Fish

Adler Theatre

Thursday, December 18, 7 p.m.


Adler Theatre Events

December through March


Holiday Train

Downtown Davenport

Friday, December 5, 7 p.m.


Christmas Craft Show, Art "Bizarre," and Julmarknad

QCCA Expo Center, Bucktown Center for the Arts, Bishop Hill


Jultomte"Hello, readers!

Marc Broussard

The Redstone Room

Friday, November 21, 8 p.m.


A Wonderful Life

Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse

Wednesday, November 12 through Saturday, January 3


Anne of Green Gables

Playcrafters Barn Theatre

Friday, November 7 through Sunday, November 16


Sydney Crumbleholme as Anne Parents: If you have grade-school children, please plunk them in front of the computer.


Helpful Tips on Appearing More Intelligent Than You Actually Are



Sound & Vision Art Gallery

Sunday, October 26, 5-10 p.m.


Dennis Hockaday's Biter the Sequel "Hey, Jeff, I wanted to pitch a What's Happenin' idea at you."

"Okay, Mike."