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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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