On October 3, the incredible true story of a noted Prussian army general who became a heroic American army general will be explored at the German American Heritage Center, with the Davenport venue hosting a book discussion with acclaimed author David T. Dixon as he discusses his recent publication Radical Warrior: August Wilich's Journey from German Revolutionary to Union General.

The early Midwestern life of American icon Walt Disney, and the globe-spanning empire he inspired, will be explored on September 25 in the Mockingbird on Main presentation Marceline: A Love Story, the Davenport venue's evening with Peter Whitehead, Creative Director of Missouri's Walt Disney Hometown Museum.

A live competition in which you can employ your '80s-movie knowledge to win cash prizes? Inconceivable! And yet, on September 28, guests at Bettendorf venue The Tangled Wood are invited to share their knowledge or simply watch the contest unfurl – as you wish – at The Princes Bride Trivia Night, a celebration of the timeless romantic-comedy fairytale and its stunning 34-year legacy.

An eagerly awaited autumnal tradition will get the blood pumping on September 25 and 26, as the weekend brings with it the Moline TaxSlayer Center's Active Endeavors Health & Fitness Expo on September 25 followed by the annual Quad Cities Marathon, presented by TBK Bank, on September 26, the latter a Boston Marathon qualifier and the only such event in the country to incorporate five races, four cities, three brides, two states, and one island.

Following the show's pandemic-caused delay, Davenport's Adler Theatre will finally be treating TLC fans to an evening with the star of the hit series Long Island Medium in Theresa Caputo Live!: The Experience, the September 23 event in which the touring celebrity will share personal stories about her life, explain how her gift works, and deliver healing messages to her audience members.

On September 19, the German American Heritage Center's series of virtual Sunday-afternoon programs gets musical when the Davenport venue hosts the online program Gender & Activism in German Hip Hop, a fascinating and insightful look at current European trends presented by doctoral candidate Amy Makota.

The life – and specifically the clothing – of one of the most beloved and revered authors of all time will be the subject of Davenport Public Library's latest virtual program in its monthly 3rd Thursday at Hoover's series, with Dunlap Public Library director Laura Keyes speaking on 19th-century wardrobe choices in the September 16 presentation Little Fashionista on the Prairie.

A New York-based actor, comedian, producer, and New York Times bestselling author, James “Murr” Murray makes his hotly anticipated debut at East Moline's The Rust Belt on September 12, the gifted humorist and frequent television presence familiar from his tenures with comedy troupe The Tenderloins and their TV comedy Impractical Jokers.

The professional talents of Ballet Quad Cities are off to see the Wizard – the wonderful Wizard of Oz – in the company's latest presentations at Davenport's Outing Club: Ballet on the Lawn Take Two: Dorothy Goes to Oz!, a pair of September 12 performances boasting an completely new take on beloved characters made unforgettable through L. Frank Baum's children's-book series and the 1939 film classic starring Judy Garland.

A trio of riotous Internet sensations take to the stage on September 12 when bloggers, podcasters, and truth-tellers Tiffany Jenkins, Meredith Masony, and Dena Blizzard team up for the Adler Theatre's touring presentation My Name Is NOT Mom, the Davenport venue's live comedy event for anyone who has children, knows people who have children, or were once children themselves.