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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1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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