Easter egg hunts start Saturday in the Q-C

Posted Online: April 08, 2014, 9:17 pm
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Here is a list of some of the local Easter Egg hunts. All are free except where noted:

Saturday, April 12

- 9:30 a.m.: R.I. Parks and Recreation hunt at Lincoln Park, 11th Avenue and 38th Street. Bring bags and baskets. Some eggs contain prizes. Age-appropriate hunt areas and photos with a bunny. Rain location is Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center, 4303 24th St. 309-732-7275.

- 10 a.m.: Colona United Methodist Church, 1709 Cleveland Road, for ages 10 and younger. Three age groups. Door prizes. Rain date is April 19. 309-792-1661.

- 10 a.m.: First Presbyterian Church, 777 25th Ave., East Moline, 309-755-1595.

- 10 a.m.: Countryside Christian Church, 3817 230th St. N., Port Byron. Refreshments, crafts and a story. Rain location is inside. 309-523-2834.

- 10 a.m.: Friends of Sherrard Library's egg hunt at Sherrard Park, 3rd Street and 5th Avenue. 309-593-2178.

- 10 a.m.: Miles Memorial Park, 14th Avenue and 15th Street, Viola. Rain date is April 19.

- 11 a.m.: Dahl Ford Davenport, 1310 E. Kimberly Road. Ages 12 and younger. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bounce houses, balloon artists and face-painting. Admission is a nonperishable item for the River Bend Foodbank. 563-391-2600.

- 1 p.m.: AlWood Lions Club hunt on the east side of Alwood Elementary School, 101 E. A St., Woodhull. Rain date is April 19. 309-629-5011.

- 1:30 to 2 p.m.: River Valley Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron. Registration required. 309-523-3440.

- 2 p.m.: Greater Bettendorf Community Foundation's Mayor's Easter egg hunt on the soccer fields, Crow Creek Park, 4800 Devils Glen Road. Children's games at 1 p.m. Rain date is April 19. 563-210-0465 .

Friday, April 18

- 9 a.m.: Dwyer & Michael's Adult Easter egg hunt for ages 21 and older at Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. Grand prize is a car. No baskets or anything to carry eggs allowed. No kids allowed. Photo ID required. 563-326-2541.

Saturday, April 19

- 9 a.m.: Easter Egg Scramble 5K run/walk starts and ends at 2132 E. 11th St., in Village of East Davenport. Cash prizes. 1/2-mile Bunny Hop for ages 12 and younger at 8:30 a.m., and egg hunt at 10 a.m. Post-race party includes brunch, live music and drinks. $40. Part of proceeds go to the Handicapped Development Center. Online registration is at getmeregistered.com.

- 10 to 11:30 a.m.: Immanuel Lutheran Church and Preschool, 3834 Rockingham Road, Davenport. Ages 10 and younger. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Bring a basket; bags will be provided. Age groups with staggered start times. Crafts, games, face-painting and a cookie walk. Free coffee and lemonade. Rain location is indoors. 563-324-6431.

- 11 a.m.: Trackside Quad City Downs hunt for ages 10 and under at Quad City Downs, 5005 Morton Drive, East Moline. Rain or shine. Food and soft drinks available. 309-792-0202.

- Noon: Gospel Mission Temple, 5074 N. Pine St., Davenport. 4,500 eggs with candy. Also event for children with special needs ages 16 and under. Food and vendors. 563-388-9081.

- 1 p.m.: Ranch Riders' hunt at Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. Gates open at 10:30 a.m.; hunt at 1 p.m. Bring baskets or sacks. Four age fields and special needs field. Suggested donation is $2; but no one will be turned away for lack of donation. Proceeds benefit Children's Therapy Center of the Quad Cities. 309-762-9552, ext. 103.

- 1 p.m.: Humane Society of Scott County Doggie Easter egg hunt, Fejervary Park, 1759 W. 12th St., Davenport. Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. Dog Best in Show Bonnet contest (fee is $2). Dogs sniff out treats in two groups -- small and large -- and must be leashed. Dogs may come in costume. Entry fee is $10 per dog. 563-388-6655.

Sunday, April 20

- 12:30 p.m.: Quad City Botanical Center egg hunt, 2525 4th Ave, Rock Island. Toys, candy and seeds. Ages 2 to 5 hunt at 12:30 p.m.; ages 6 to 10 at 1 p.m. Planting and other activities until 2 p.m. Free with admission. 309-794-0991.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

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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