Spring around corner for Q-C with St. Patrick events

Posted Online: Feb. 18, 2013, 2:04 pm
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Press release submitted by Jessica Waytenick

Spring around corner for Quad Cities with St. Patrick events, new exhibits

The Quad Cities says Spring is around the corner with St. Patrick's events, Flower and Garden Show, and New Museum Exhibits

The brief paragraphs following in this email can be used for calendar of events listings. Links go directly to the full news release placed in the media section on our website. High-res photos are available by email for any of these listings by contacting Jessica Waytenick at jwaytenick@visitquadcities.com.

** Nation's Only Interstate St. Patrick's Day Parade
On Saturday, March 16th, the nation's only interstate St. Patrick's Day Parade marches from Rock Island, Illinois, to Davenport, Iowa, and crosses the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities. Make a weekend out of the celebration with the St. Patrick's Day Run at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, and Irish music at the River Music Experience. For more information, call 309-788-2341 or visit www.stpatsqc.com
For a full news release, go to: http://bit.ly/UodSn8

** Quad Cities Garden Show Features New Ideas
Walk into springtime at the QCCA Flower & Garden Show on March 22-24 at the QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave. in Rock Island, Ill. Come experience over 20,000 square feet of springtime, including massive display gardens, ponds and waterfalls to excite the green thumbers and non-green thumbers alike. Hours: 10 am-8 pm Fri.; 10 am-8 pm Sat.; 10 am-4 pm Sun. Admission: $7 adults; $1 youth. For more information, call 309-788-5912 or visit www.qccaexpocenter.com
For a full news release, go to: http://bit.ly/WvKFoG

** Putnam Museum Opens Bodies Revealed in March
The Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th Street in Davenport, Iowa, opens Bodies Revealed on March 9 that is a unique opportunity to SEE the impact of our lifestyle choices. The exhibition takes visitors through galleries providing an up-close look inside the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory and other systems of the human body. For more information, call 563-324-1933 or visit www.putnam.org
For a full news release, go to: http://bit.ly/X96dFg

** Family Museum Completes New Permanent Exhibit
At the Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf, Iowa, Phase II (of three) of the $1.3 million gallery renovation is the opening of Fox Hollow, the Town Square and Farm exhibit gallery. Fox Hollow is a friendly community where visitors can chat with a neighbor, shop for groceries, work in a garden, play in a treehouse, or wave to the mail carrier. Admission: $7. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Th. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 12 noon-5 p.m. For more information, 563-344-4106 or www.familymuseum.org
For a full news release, go to: http://bit.ly/VneZVL

** Art Museum Exhibit from LA Sculptor
The Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street in downtown Davenport, Iowa, presents the work of Los Angeles-based sculptor Alison Saar. Saar, who is receiving international attention, combines bold figurative sculptures with found and repurposed objects. On display thru April 14. Open 10 am-5 pm Tuesday-Sunday, and until 9 pm on Thursday. For more information, 563-326-7804 or www.figgeartmuseum.org
For a full news release, go to: http://bit.ly/XTHkzo

**Quad Cities Restaurant Week, Feb. 24-Mar. 2: http://bit.ly/VlgqSd

If you have any trouble getting to these individual releases, you can go to the main page at http://bit.ly/ujz9lT and access every release from there. There is no login needed so you can also copy the entire link into your web browser.

High-res pictures are also available to accompany any news release. Please let me know if you'd like pictures or more information about the Quad Cities.

The Quad Cities is located on the Mississippi River and is made up of the riverfront cities of Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa; Moline/East Moline and Rock Island, Illinois; and surrounding communities.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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