American Girl International Festival


Share
Posted Online: Feb. 04, 2013, 2:06 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Press release submitted by city of Rock Island



Young girls and their dolls are invited to a super fun party with activities from around the world on Saturday, February 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Hauberg Civic Center.

At the International Festival, American Girls will learn how to say a certain "pet" word in 10 different languages, and enjoy desserts from Italy, France and China. Each girl will receive a costume for her doll, such as a Japanese kimono, Egyptian tunic, Parisian or Swiss dress. Special props will be created to use during a Latin dance lesson, and the finale of the event will be a dance performance for their guests. Registration for this activity is $30.00, and advanced registration is required as spaces are limited.

The Rock Island Parks & Recreation Department has been hosting American Girl parties since 2010, with popular themes such as Hawaiian, fashion show, Halloween and cheer camp. Located at 1300 – 24th Street in Rock Island, the Hauberg Civic Center's "International Marketplace" will be open during the festival for guests to purchase additional outfits and accessories such as doll shoes, purses and blankets.

Pre-registration is required. To register for this or other programs, please call (309) 732-7275 or visit www.rigov.org and register online through ePark.

















 



Local events heading








  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








(More History)