Update on Rock Island news


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Posted Online: Dec. 05, 2012, 12:21 pm
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Press release submitted by city of Rock Island



Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor Dennis Pauley focusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on YouTube.


QC Collective Ribbon Cutting - Friday, December 7, 2012, at 4 pm, QC Collective will have a ribbon cutting to celebrate their new location and being the first tenant in The Shoppes on 2nd, a retail incubator. Immediately following the ribbon cutting will be the Grand Opening. QC Collective is an innovative business that showcases retail items from over 55 local and regional artists. QC Collective features handmade products, artwork and gifts that are practical, functional and affordable. They are located at 1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 3. Store hours are 11 am to 7 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Gallery Hop - Gallery Hop is the foremost winter-time event of the Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District. See local and regional artists throughout galleries and hot spots in downtown Rock Island on Friday, December 7, 2012 from 5 pm to 9 pm. Oils, watercolors, sculptures, photography, jewelry and more on display and for sale. For more information please visit www.ridistrict.com.

35th Annual Children's Christmas Party - The Martin Luther King Center and Kiwanis Club of Rock Island are sponsoring the 35th Annual Children's Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 14, 2012. The program provides wrapped gifts, books and treats for Rock Island/Milan children, ages 3 to12 years, whose families are in need of assistance during the holiday season. Interested parents need to register at the King Center by Friday, December 9. Registration is required. Volunteers interested in helping with gift wrapping for the King Center Children's Christmas Party can help on Saturday, December 10 from 9 am until task is completed. For more information please call (309) 732-2999.

Holiday Lighting Contest - The Rock Island Beautification Commission is sponsoring the 27th Annual Holiday Lighting Contest. To nominate a residential or commercial light display, send the name and address of the display via email to haag.dena@rigov.org or call (309) 732-2904 by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Judging will take place on the evening of December 17, when all displays should be illuminated by 5:30 pm. Please visit www.rigov.org for more information.

Season of Light - Augustana College's John Deere Planetarium at 820 38th Street, will present its annual holiday program from Saturday, December 8, 2012 to Friday, December 14. The planetarium show "Season of Light" will be offered weekdays at 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm. The show uses the planetarium sky projector, astronomical images, music and narration. Admission is free and reservations are requested. For reservations, call (309) 794-7327 during weekday business hours.

















 



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1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
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