The Machine Shed Restaurant is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The Machine Shed opened its first location in 1978 on the outskirts of Davenport, Iowa. Starting with only 100 seats, and a powerful commitment: “Dedicated to the American Farmer.” That five-word dedication meant working hard to have a restaurant that wasn’t just ‘farm themed’ but something that farmers could be proud of. The Machine Shed now has six locations across the Midwest. The food is made from scratch, daily.

The Illowa Orchid Society is hosting it's 46th annual Spring Orchid Show at the Quad City Botanical Center on March 24th and March 25th, 2018.  Everyone is invited to attend this free event to learn about, view, and purchase orchids from vendors coming from all over the Midwest. Artists providing orchid related art will also be at the show.  This is an American Orchid Society sponsored event that will include judging, ribbon awards and promotions to national level shows. 

Presented in partnership with the Davenport Civil Rights Commission, the Davenport Library will host a series of lectures on “Know Your Rights”.  The lectures will be held weekly through March at Fairmount (3000 Fairmount Street) beginning Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30pm. The schedule of lectures is:

Teen Video Makers: Get Your Work on the Big Screen with the Teen YouTube Challenge

·         Rock Island Public Library Teen YouTube Challenge Video Night

·         Tuesday, Feb 20, 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street

Davenport, Iowa (Feb. 14, 2018) — Film-lovers will have a chance to see the world without leaving their seat as the World Adventure Series gears up for its final three programs of the season at the Putnam's Giant Screen Theater.

The series continues Feb. 20 by showcasing the “The Lure & Lore of Deserts” along with comments from film director Sandy Mortimer before and after the showing and concludes April 10 with “Guatemala: Land of the Maya.”

AMES, IA (02/15/2018)-- The Iowa State University College of Human Science's Dean's List honors students who have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the fall semester of 2017.

Students who made the list in the spring of 2017 include:

Madeleine Blandin of De Witt, IA (52742), majoring in marketingwith a minor in event management.

Leo Bormann of Davenport, IA (52807), majoring in elementary education.

Johnston, Iowa - Special guests, new programs and viewer favorites will take center stage during Festival 2018, February 24-25, March 3-11 and 17-18 on statewide Iowa Public Television. This programming celebration-the network's only extended pledge drive of the year-allows viewers to support the programming they enjoy.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today requested specific information from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding their oversight activities of nonprofit hospitals.

Senators Release Legislative Text of Secure and Succeed Act