DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 19, 2023) — River Action will host a news conference Monday, May 22, 2023, at Schwiebert Park on the music stage at 10AM to kick off their official campaign to break the record, discuss the changes to the event, and will feature partners from Alternating Currents, the Coast Guard, and Corps of Engineers to discuss safety measures as well as community partners involved in the event.

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ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 12, 2023) — After twenty-plus years, the David R Collins Writers’ Conference (formerly known as the Mississippi Valley Writers’ Conference) will return to the campus of Augustana College this summer, June 22-24. Featuring our stellar Conference Faculty (Kali White VanBaale, Keith Pilapil Lesmeister, Jesus “Chuy” Renteria, and Rebecca Wee) leading three-day workshops, participating in a Community Conversation keynote event, and holding a public reading.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 12, 2023) — Aprons have stories to tell if we are willing to listen. On Tuesday, May 16, 6:30PM, Fairmount, join us for a presentation that takes a nostalgic look at the fashion and function of aprons through the years with humor and bits of trivia thrown in for good measure. This presentation includes a fashionable display of different styles, fabrics, and designs along with other associated items.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 12, 2023) — Quad Cities Pride in Memory started as a project to capture oral histories from local LGBTQ+ seniors, telling their own stories in their own words. The sweep of this history from around 1960 to the present was so compelling that they decided to create panels which display this history and help explain major events during those years.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 8, 2023) — What is the Jewish experience in the Quad Cities? What are the beliefs, values and traditions upon which the Jewish faith is based? Join our program “Jewish Heritage in the QC” on Monday, May 15, 2PM, Main, as Rabbi Henry Karp explains.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 3, 2023) — Wondering how you are going to fill your days when you retire from work? Many people dream of staying in bed longer, but local author David Rash proves there is much more to do! David retired over thirteen years ago and has been wondering how he ever had time for work. Between writing a book, attending university, and traveling, David is enjoying his life to the fullest.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (April 27, 2023) — On April 28, Rock Action will host its yearly friend-raiser and fundraiser, Fish and Fire, at the Rock Island Holiday Inn, 5:30-8:30PM. The event includes the 24th Annual Eddy Awards and the 2023 Eddy Scholarship Winners.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (April 27, 2023) — Arrowhead Youth and Family Services will hold its annual auto auction and craft fair on May 20, 2023. A Quad City tradition, Arrowhead’s auction helps support the non-profit facility’s residential treatment for at-risk youth, ages 12 -21. In addition to the very popular vehicle auction, this year’s event will feature a craft show showcasing the talents of area crafters.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 25, 2023) — The Quad Cities Chamber presents Hob Nosh, 5-8PM, on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the Bend XPO Center in East Moline. For the first time since 2018, the Chamber’s largest after-hours networking event returns where hundreds of local professionals will converge to connect with some of the region’s top leaders during a night of food and beverage tastings, live music, games, and prizes.