Quad City Botanical Center programs


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 1:47 pm
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Press release submitted by Quad City Botanical Center



Quad City Botanical Center
2525 4th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201
www.qcgardens.com

Sunday, February 3, 2013- Tower to Table: Growing Your Own Produce Year Round, 1 p.m.
Janet Aguilar will present an interesting and interactive program that simplifies traditional gardening and offers a healthier, easier, and smarter way to grow your own fruits and vegetables year round at your home. See and touch the vertical Tower Garden as you learn about the benefits of aeroponic gardening. Come to the Quad City Botanical Center and experience a whole new way of growing! Adults $6.00, Seniors $5.00, Youth (6-15 yrs) $4.00, Children (2-5 yrs) $2.00, Children under 2 and Members of the Quad City Botanical Center Free.

Thursday, February 14, 2013- Romance Blooms: Valentines in the Garden, 6pm-9pm
Enjoy an elegant evening at one of the Quad Cities' most romantic locations. Dance and take a romantic stroll through the tropical conservatory. Sample a variety of treats from one of the area's top caterers and enjoy an exotic array of fudge for dessert. Cash bar available. Each lady will receive a complimentary long stem rose. $75 per couple. RSVP to Katie (katie@qcgardens.com, 309-794-0991 x 28) by February 7th.

Friday, February 22, 2013-Accessory Swap Meet, 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Recycle, reuse and look fabulous doing it. Every girl has an array of great accessories in our closets that she never wears. Here's your chance to swap them for new ones, you will wear! Here's how it works: Pay $10.00 per person at the door. 100% of the door fee will be used to help support the mission of the nonprofit Botanical Center! Bring your never used or gently used purses, totes, costume jewelry, scarves, gloves, hats or any kind of accessory without a numbered size to the Botanical Center at 6:30pm (limit 10 items per person please). We will take your items and give you a ticket for each of them. Enjoy a cocktail (cash bar) as you mingle with friends in the stunning tropical Sun Garden. While you are enjoying all the beauty the Sun Garden has to offer on a cold winter's night, we will be busy transforming the banquet room of the Botanical Center into a shoppers' paradise. At 7:00pm we will open the doors of the banquet room and you will be able to redeem your tickets for new to you items (one ticket equals one new item). Just think you will be able to swap your old items for great new stuff! Participants must be here at 6:30 to join in the fun!

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - Pixie Tea 1-4pm- According to folklore, springtime is the BEST season for pixie spotting! Children are invited to join us in the lush enchanted garden for tea and pixie treats, attire is garden party dress with glitter and wings optional. This magical afternoon includes pixie sized teats, cakes, iced tea, and punch. There will be magical crafts for the children and the gift of a pixie wand for remembering the day! Cost: $10.00 per person, children 2 and under free. Please RSVP to Beth at 309-794-0991 x 30 or vs@qcgardens.com. (reservations are required)





















 



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  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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