Event:      Quad City Boat and Vacation Show

Date:  Friday, January 11, 2013 to Sunday, January 13, 2013
The annual Quad City Boat and Vacation Show will be held at the RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Hours are 2-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Boats and marine equipment will be on display. Fishing seminar presenters will include Joe Dyer, Mike Del Visco, Tommy Skarlis, and Chad Dolan. The Fishin' Magicians will perform comedy magic shows on Friday and Saturday. The first 200 kids under 90 pounds will get free ski vests on Sunday. Admission is $6 ($4 2-5 p.m. Friday); free for ages 12 and under. Call (563) 326-8500 for details.

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