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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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