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Jacktivities for June 21

Magic with Rick Eugene will be presented at the Davenport Public Library

The Quad City River Bandits will be back in action this evening against Beloit at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport 
 

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Jacktivities for June 20

John Preston lives in Fairfield but grew up on America's three coasts and has been painting and drawing the Iowa landscape since 1984. He began with the expansive skies and fields of the Midwest but is currently exploring its rivers, woods and small towns. His Midwestern images have been exhibited regionally, nationally and as far away as Cambodia and Nigeria. His work is included in public and private collections, including Iowa State University, John Deere and the Chicago Federal Reserve.

Preston will hold a "Sketching in Watercolor" seminar on June 23
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This one-day workshop will show how to record your day and surroundings with easily portable watercolor supplies. Often called "Urban Sketching". For more information or to register visit bereskinartgallery@gmail.com.

Schedule of Events
June 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"Sketching in Watercolor" seminar

June 23, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Exhibit opening and artist reception, open to the public

June 23 to July 26 "Day by Day" an exhibition of pastel and watercolor

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Jacktivities for June 19

You can join the Drum Circle with River Music Experience at the Davenport Public Library
The film showing of The Catcher Was a Spy at the Putnam Museum and Science Center in Davenport  

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Jacktivities for June 18

Channel Cat Water Taxi
The Channel Cats are open-air boats that take passengers back and forth across the Mississippi River to various landings. 

They're located at 2801 River Drive in Moline 

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JACKtivites for June 17th

Attention all Harry Potter Fans! The Putnam Museum in Davenport will be hosting the Midwest’s premiere wizard prep school. Complete your wizard apprenticeship by completing Quidditch training and attending classes about Potions, Charms and more, all while you discover the science secrets behind the magic. Cost will be $10 for children in grades 3-5.

 

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JACKtivites for June 16th Evening

The best gift is quality time with dad! On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, all dads will receive free admission to Niabi Zoo! The Niabi Zoo is home to more than 400 animals representing over 140 different species.  Ride the Niabi Zoo Express replica steam engine and take a spin on the Endangered Species carousel. Open 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday and 11:00am to 5:00pm on Sundays.

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JACKtivites for June 16th Morning

The 1st Annual Beach Party Bash will take place in the IOWA Building located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport! Jimmy Buffet tribute band, Bluffett, will be performing as well as many others. Doors open at 4 with various bands, food, and drinks. For more information, go to MVFair.com.

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Jacktivities for June 15

The Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Shows will be held on the banks of the Rock River in Rock Island


Live @ Five featuring the Candy Makers at River Music Experience in Davenport 

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Jacktivities for June 14

Old Shoe and the Lowdown Brass Band Horns will perform at River Music Experience in Davenport

Channel Cat Talk With David B. Sears will be held at the Riverbend Commons in Moline
 

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Jacktivities for June 13

Music on the Lawn will feature games, face painting, a balloon artist, kids activities, music and more beginning at 5 pm at the Deere-Wiman House in Moline

 

Find out about floodplains and floodplain management at the River Heritage Park in Davenport
 

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Jacktivities for June 12

Tonight will be Southwest Craft Night at the Rock Island Public Library
Paint the tap with Vino Van Gogh at the Phoenix in Davenport

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Jacktivities for June 11

The Celebration River Cruises provide a place to enjoy a lunch or dinner on the largest non gaming boat in the upper Mississippi 

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JACKtivites for June 10th

Lions, giraffes, wolves, monkeys and a whole lot more! Niabi Zoo is home to more than 400 animals representing over 140 different species.  Ride the Niabi Zoo Express replica steam engine and take a spin on the Endangered Species carousel. Open 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday and 11:00am to 5:00pm on Sundays.

 

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JACKtivites for June 9th Evening

The Book of Mormon will finish playing at the Adler Theatre on Sunday June 10th with showtimes at 1:00pm and then 6:30pm. The Book of Mormon, written by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone, is a musical comedy about two young Mormon missionaries who travel to Africa to preach the Mormon religion. First staged in 2011, the play satirizes various Mormon beliefs and practices.

 

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JACKtivites for June 9th Morning

Tonight at The Establishment in Rock Island starting at 7pm, ComedySportz is a competition between two teams competing for laughs and for points by making up scenes based on the audience suggestions. There are penalties, there are fouls, there’s a referee. This is serious funny business.

 

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Jacktivities for June 8

An Open Mic Coffeehouse will be held at the First Lutheran Church in Rock Island


80’s Night with DJ Guerrero will be held at Mercado’s on Fifth in Moline

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Jacktivities for June 7

The film, “We Were Here will be presented at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport


Lewis Knudsen plays James Taylor at the River Music Experience in Davenport  

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JACKtivites for June 6th Evening

The Book of Mormon will be playing at the Adler Theatre on Thursday at 7:30pm. The Book of Mormon, written by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone, is a musical comedy about two young Mormon missionaries who travel to Africa to preach the Mormon religion. First staged in 2011, the play satirizes various Mormon beliefs and practices.

 

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Jacktivities for June 6

Fleet Feet to host the Running Day Event at Crow Creek Park in Bettendorf


Reefer Madness will be presented at the QC Theatre Workshop in Davenport  

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Jacktivities for June 5

The Second Fiddle Sale Preview Party will be held at the Walnut Center in Davenport


The Book of Mormon, winner of 9 Tony Awards will be presented at the Adler Theatre in Davenport  

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JACKtivites for June 4th Evening

The Channel Cat Water Taxi offers a relaxing way to get out to enjoy the Mississippi River. The water taxi operates Monday to Thursday from 11am-6pm and Friday to Sunday 9am to 6pm. For more information go to their website at gogreenmetro.com.

 

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Jacktivities for June 4

It’s not too early to look ahead to the John Deere Classic with activities beginning on Monday, July 9 and the tournament from Thursday, July 12th through Sunday, July 15 at the TPC in Silvis

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JACKtivites for June 3rd

Brandon Maddox will be preforming LIVE at the Phoenix in Davenport on Monday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Maddox’s newest single “Good Side” is being played at hundreds of Radio Stations. This concert is a free admission event for drinking and dining patrons.

 

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JACKtivites for June 2nd Evening

Sunday Funday will be happening at the Renwick Mansion in Davenport! The event is named Tomfoolery on Tremont 6 and will start at 8:00pm. They have a stacked lineup of great comedians that is currently under lock and key. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Adult beverages will be available for purchase.

 

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JACKtivites for June 2nd Morning

Tonight at The Establishment in Rock Island starting at 7pm, ComedySportz is a competition between two teams competing for laughs and for points by making up scenes based on the audience suggestions. There are penalties, there are fouls, there’s a referee. This is serious funny business.

 

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Jacktivities for June 1

Steam Punk opening night at the Star Dog Gallery in Davenport

 

Crooked Cactus performs live at Mercado’s in Moline 
 

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Jacktivities for May 31

Beginners Creative Writing Workshop will be held at the Midwest Writing Center in Rock Island
Quad City Bike rentals are available during the summer months at 1601 River Drive in Moline

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Jacktivities for May 30

The Colorful World of Carousels will be presented at the German American Heritage Center in Davenport

If it’s Wednesday, it means Bingo at Credit Island Park in Davenport 
 

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Jacktivities for May 29

An Intimate Encounter With Nature Art Exhibition at the Bereskin Gallery in Bettendorf

 

The Rock Island Museum features Arsenal history, a firearms collection, a gift shop and more 
 

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JACKtivites for May 28th

Open Tuesday to Friday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, the Rock Island Museum is open to the public with free admission. Learn about the Arsenal history, a firearms collection, and much more. A current photo ID is required and donations are accepted.

 

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Jacktivities for May 28

Today is Memorial Day, a time to pause and reflect on those military members who protect our country.
We hope that it will be a safe and happy day today for you

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JACKtivites for May 27th

The Channel Cat Water Taxi offers a relaxing way to get out to enjoy the Mississippi River. The water taxi operates Monday to Thursday from 11am-6pm and Friday to Sunday 9am to 6pm. For more information go to their website at gogreenmetro.com.

 

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JACKtivites for May 26th Evening

Find surprising, exciting and engaging fun for everyone at the John Deere Pavilion in Moline from 9:00am until 5:00pm Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturdays, and 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Sundays. Experience the innovations of the present and future while appreciating the heritage of the past. See vintage machines and climb aboard new ones. Operate a simulated excavator or dozer and watch feature films. Special events are scheduled throughout the year. And it's all free.

 

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JACKtivites for May 26th Morning

Tonight at The Establishment in Rock Island starting at 7pm, ComedySportz is a competition between two teams competing for laughs and for points by making up scenes based on the audience suggestions. There are penalties, there are fouls, there’s a referee. This is serious funny business. Afterwards, check out the Stand Up Showcase for a night of uncensored laughs

 

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Jacktivities for May 25

It’s the Memorial Day Weekend as we pause to honor those who have sacrificed for the freedom of our country.
It’s also the first summer Holiday Weekend of the season and the unofficial start to summer.
However you look at it, let’s hope it is a safe and wonderful weekend for everyone 

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Jacktivities for May 24

Quad City Arts presents Art at the Airport at Quad City Arts in Rock Island

 

The Bridges of Madison County will be presented at Circa ’21 in Rock Island  
 

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Jacktivities for May 23

Elizabeth Cook with Caleb Caudle at RME in Davenport

 

Stop by Credit Island Park which is now a community park and playground in Davenport
 

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Jacktivities for May 22


The Quad City River Bandits will take on Wisconsin at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport

 

Steam Circus: The Colorful World of Carousels will be held at the German American Heritage Center in Davenport 
 

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JACKtivites for May 21st

Lions, giraffes, wolves, monkeys and a whole lot more! Niabi Zoo is back open and home to more than 400 animals representing over 140 different species.  Ride the Niabi Zoo Express replica steam engine and take a spin on the Endangered Species carousel. Open 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday and 11:00am to 5:00pm on Sundays.

 

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JACKtivites for May 20th Evening

The Family Museum in Bettendorf will be open from 12:00pm until 5:00pm. Children can operate a crane, shop for groceries, sort mail, and climb into a tree house. This hands-on museum is geared towards children 8 and younger and encourages families to play and learn together.

 

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JACKtivites for May 19th Morning

Tonight at The Establishment in Rock Island starting at 9:30pm, the 309 Improv will be performing. The 309 Improv is downright dirty and uncensored. They are one of the most fun and filthy ways you can spend seven dollars. Rated (A Really Hard) R.

 

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Jacktivities for May 18

A magical evening with David Casas and Friends at Circa ’21 in Rock Island

 

Stock car races at the Mississippi Valley Fairgounds in Davenport

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Jacktivities for May 17

A beginners course: German Language for travelers will be taught at the German American Heritage Center in Davenport

 

Quad Cities bike rentals available at 1601 River Drive in Moline   
 

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Jacktivities for May 16

Dream Lover, a salute to Bobby Darin at Circa ’21 in Rock Island

If it’s Wednesday, it means Bingo at Credit Island Park in Davenport  
 

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Jacktivities for May 15

Boating skills and Seaman Ship Course at the Sunset Marina in Rock Island

 

If it’s Tuesday, it means Bingo at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport
 

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Jacktivities for May 14

Operate a crane, shop for groceries, sort mail and climb into a tree house at the fun filled Family Museum in Bettendorf

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Jacktivities for May 11

Open Mic Coffeehouse at the First Lutheran Church in Rock Island

 

QC History and Cultural Tour at Coworkqc in Davenport 

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Jacktivities for May 10

Take the Boating Skills and Seamanship Course in Rock Island

 

Lots of fun for the whole family at the Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley   

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Jacktivities for May 9

The Church Basement Ladies will perform Rise Up O Men at Circa 21 in Rock Island

 

Bingo tonight at Credit Island Park in Davenport 

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Jacktivities for May 8

$4 bleacher seats at Modern Woodmen Park to see the QC River Bandits

 

Bingo tonight at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport 

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Jacktivities for May 7

For free fun, stop by the Schwiebert Park in downtown Rock Island

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Jacktivities for May 3

Star Wars lecture at the Olin Center at Augustana College in Rock Island

 

41st Annual High School Art Invitational at the Quad City Arts Gallery in Rock Island 

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Jacktivities for May 2

The 2018 Senior Show Artist Talks will be presented at the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art in Rock Island

 

Bingo will be played today at Credit Island Park In Davenport

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Jacktivities for May 1

Table Tennis League begins today at the Union at 525 in Moline

 

Boating skills and Seaman course at the Sunset Marina in Rock Island

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Jacktivities for April 30

The Emperor's New Clothes will be presented at the Nighswander Junior Theatre in Davenport

 

On Friday, Star Wars Trivia Night at the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport. May the fourth be with you 

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JACKtivites for April 29th

Lions, giraffes, wolves, monkeys and a whole lot more! Niabi Zoo is back open and home to more than 400 animals representing over 140 different species.  Ride the Niabi Zoo Express replica steam engine and take a spin on the Endangered Species carousel. Open 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday and 11:00am to 5:00pm on Sundays.

 

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JACKtivites for April 28th Evening

The Family Museum in Bettendorf will be open from 12:00pm until 5:00pm. Children can operate a crane, shop for groceries, sort mail, and climb into a tree house. This hands-on museum is geared towards children 8 and younger and encourages families to play and learn together.

 

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JACKtivites for April 28th Morning

To Night at The Establishment in Rock Island starting at 7pm, ComedySportz is a competition between two teams competing for laughs and for points by making up scenes based on the audience suggestions. There are penalties, there are fouls, there’s a referee. This is serious funny business.

 

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JACKtivites for April 27th

Tomorrow, The River bandits will be hosting a doubleheader against the Cedar Rapid Kernels starting at 1:15pm. The first 1500 fans through the gate will receive a 3 by 5 house flag commemorating their 2017 Championship. Go Bandits!

 

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Jacktivities for April 27

Friday Fun Night at the Cordova International Raceway

 

The Drowsy Chaperone will be presented at the Brunner Theatre in Rock Island

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Jacktivities for April 26

Learn safe food handling practices with the Teen Chef at the East Moline Public Library 

 

Crowns: A Gospel Musical will be presented at the Black Box Theatre in Moline 

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Jacktivities for April 25

Trunks, Hands and Hearts will be presented at the German American Heritage Center in Davenport

 

If it's Wednesday, it means Bingo at Credit Island in Davenport   

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Jacktivities for April 24

Madagascar, A Musical Adventure based on the Dream Works movie will be presented at Circa 21 in Rock Island

 

Bingo will be played tonight at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport 

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Jacktivities for April 23

Acclaimed Bassist Victor Wooten will play the Redstone Room in Davenport on Wednesday, April 25th. This is a must see show!

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JACKtivites for April 21st Evening

Tomorrow at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Bingo will be played starting at 6pm with doors opening at 5pm. All games will be on paper. Food and beverages will be sold. For more information, go to mvfair.com.

 

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JACKtivites for April 21st Morning

At the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, the impressionist Frank Caliendo! Frank is known for his impressions such as Donald Trump, Jay Leno, Jon Gruden, and many others. Caliendo is described by the Hollywood reporter as a combination of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey. Tickets range from $27 to $47.

 

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Jacktivities for April 20

Family Fun Night-Into the Wild will be presented at the Putnam Museum and Science Center in Davenport

Hitler on the Rise-A Play For Two Clowns will be presented at the Brunner Theater Center in Rock Island  

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Jacktivities for April 17

The Tedeschi-Trucks Band Show tonight at the Adler Theatre in Davenport

 

Trunks, Hands and Hearts will take place at the German American Heritage Center in Davenport

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Jacktivities for April 16

Ballet Quad Cities will present their Brown Bag Lunch program at Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance in Rock Island

 

The Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley is opening for the season

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JACKtivites for April 15th

At the German American Heritage Center in Davenport; Butcher, Bankers, and Brewers: German Business. Learn the trades and talents that German immigrants provided and how many of their innovations impacted American culture.  The exhibit will be here until May 4th.

 

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JACKtivites for April 14th Evening

Lions, giraffes, wolves, monkeys and a whole lot more! Niabi Zoo is back open and home to more than 400 animals representing over 140 different species.  Ride the Niabi Zoo Express replica steam engine and take a spin on the Endangered Species carousel. Open 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday and 11:00am to 5:00pm on Sundays.

 

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JACKtivites for April 14th Morning

Tonight at 8pm at the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, The Nirvana Experience! The Nirvana Experience brings the most authentic Nirvana experience to crowds across the United States. The Nirvana Experience is the only tribute to Nirvana that gives you the original stage performance, gear, and sound just as it was in the 1990s. Tickets are $15 for General Admission.

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Jacktivities for April 12

The Youth Summertime Activities Expo will be held at the Heritage Hall Building in Rock Island

 

The Iowa Square and Round Dance Clubs Convention will be held in Bettendorg   

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Jacktivities for April 11

Local author Lauren Wood will visit the Bettendorf Public LIbrary

 

The history of the Augustana Band will be presented at 7 o'clock this evening at the Wilson Center in Rock Island 

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Jacktivities for April 10

Easter Lillies Show will be presented at the Vander Veer Park in Davenport

 

Author Tom McKay will discuss his new book "West Fork' at the East Moline Public LIbrary  

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