Quad Cites is ready for spring


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Posted Online: March 20, 2013, 10:26 am
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Press release submitted by Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau


From Opening Day to a Weekend of Play, the Quad Cities Is Ready for Spring


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.

** Family Weekend Getaway of Play
Enjoy a weekend getaway to the Quad Cities on April 19-21, 2013, with the kids to get out of the usual routine and have time to play dress-up, play make-believe, and just plain play! See pirates, Cinderella, pixies, animals, skeletons, and more.
For a full news release, go to: http://bit.ly/13RJJ3B

** Opening Day (or Season) in the Quad Cities
The month of April brings opening day at the ballpark, and seasonal openings for several other attractions in the Quad Cities that take a winter hibernation—Niabi Zoo, Celebration Belle riverboat, Colonel Davenport House, Walnut Grove Pioneer Village, and golf courses.
For a full news release, go to: http://bit.ly/ZzFF1f

** Visit the Quad Cities for an Art Party Weekend on May 4-5
Celebrate the creative lives of artists John & Isabel Bloom with the new Village in Bloom Festival of the Arts on May 4, 2013, in the Village of East Davenport, Davenport, Iowa. The free festival features the fine art and performance art of local artists and performers. Also enjoy Venus Envy, a free all-women art festival, featuring juried regional artists and performers at Bucktown Center for the Arts. And, take one of the largest self-guided art tours in the Midwest, presenting the art of more than 500 artists in 50 locations.
For a full news release, go to: http://bit.ly/Wnb0GT



















 



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  Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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