AAA projects 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 4.8 percent increase over last year. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume in more than a dozen years (since 2005), with 2.5 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter.

Jason Vieaux, a highly praised classical guitarist with accomplishments ranging from symphony soloist to a Grammy Award winner, will provide outreach engagements in Quad City schools and community sites from Nov. 26 through Dec. 7, with a solo recital in Davenport on Dec. 8. 

During the annual Thanksgiving Day festivities, State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald knows his office has a bounty of its own and the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt could provide one more reason to give thanks. "I encourage everyone to visit to look for their lost treasure," said Fitzgerald. "Those who take the time to search the list may find they have one more thing to be thankful for. Anyone may find money they never knew they were owed."

The Figge Art Museum will hold the final Free Family Day of the year on Saturday, November 17. Museum admission will be free all day with scheduled activities from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

It’s no secret that cranberries, one of the 20 most commonly consumed fruits in the American diet, provide a wealth of health benefits – but what do the latest findings reveal when it comes to gut health? 

Friday, November 9, 2018 marks the official start to Gilda’s Club Quad Cities’ 20th year. To celebrate achieving this special milestone, the community is invited to join with them in celebration on Friday, November 9 from 6 – 9pm at the Redstone Room; 129 Main St, Davenport.

The evening will consist of a cocktail party with hors d’oeuvres and cake mixed with live music courtesy of the “Quad City SNL Band” featuring members of the “Candymakers.”

Ascentra Credit Union is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year for their annual scholarship competition.  A total of $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to ten of their members to help offset the costs of attending a college or university. Scholarships will be awarded as follows:

·         Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school students planning to enter college

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. the City Council and Riverfront Improvement Commission will hold a Joint Work Session.  The agenda is available at the following link: