Q-C calendar of events: Aug. 1-8

Q-C calendar of events: Aug. 1-8

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Bettendorf artist Pat Bereskin painted this scene at Devils Glen Park, Bettendorf, as part of the third annual "Plein Art Paint Out" that her gallery organizes. An opening reception with those outdoor artistic results will be held from 5:30 o 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bereskin Gallery and Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf. Pieces on display will be considered for the 2019 WVIK Artist Mug. Guests can vote for their favorite one, and WVIK will offer the chance to vote for one later on wvik.org.

Thursday, Aug. 1

Channel Cat Talk: Beiderbecke and Bellson: 9-10:45 a.m., Riverbend Commons, 2951 River Drive, Moline. Participants can learn about the lives of Bix Beiderbecke and Louie Bellson through recorded music, recently discovered historical information and anecdotes, and their connections to the Quad-City area. $14.

Coupe De Ville: 5 p.m., Veterans Park, E. 2nd Street, Kewanee. Part of the 2019 Concert in the Park Series. Featuring food concessions at 5 p.m. and a concert at 6:30 p.m. Participants should bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free.

Cody Road: 6:30-8 p.m., Faye's Field, 2850 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. Part of the Bettendorf Public Library's 8th annual Outdoor Summer Concert series. Participants can bring blankets, lawn chairs, food and drinks, with food and drinks also available for purchase. In case of bad weather, the concert will be inside the Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Drive. Free.

50 Shades of Rock: 7-9 p.m., Bass Street Landing, 107 17th St., Moline. Part of the summer concert series presented by Moline Centre. Participants should bring a lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Free.

Blues Beatles: 8-9:30 p.m., Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport. For 21 years and older. $20 day of show, $15 in advance.

Friday, Aug. 2

Breakfast Nature Club: 8-9 a.m., Nahant Marsh Education Center, 4220 Wapello Ave., Davenport. Participants can learn about the secret life of Iowa's wildlife during this monthly class that will explore the characteristics and adaptations of a group of local flora and fauna. A continental breakfast is included in the fee. Participants can bring a coffee mug or travel container. July will feature Aquatic Macroinvertebrates, and August will be Dragonflies and Damselflies. $10, $5 members.

Kewanee Community Band and Jazz on the Side: 5 p.m., Veterans Park, E. 2nd Street, Kewanee. Part of the 2019 Concert in the Park Series. Featuring food concessions at 5 p.m. and a concert at 6:30 p.m. Participants should bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free.

Car, Motorcycle and Tractor Show: 6-9 p.m., Lumber Complex, 235 N. Oak Lane, Blue Grass. Free.

Dave Ellis and Rich Fricke: 7-10 p.m., Treehouse Pub and Eatery, 2239 E. Kimberly Road, Bettendorf. This will be an outdoor show, weather permitting. Free.

Blues Rock It: 7-10 p.m., River House Bar and Grill, 1510 River Drive, Moline. Free.

Saturday, Aug. 3

Free Family Day: Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Participants can experience the current exhibitions through art projects, films, gallery happenings and a snack break during this free day.

Center for Belgian Culture Waffle Breakfast: 8-11 a.m., Friend Circle Club, 701 18th Ave., Moline. Featuring Belgian waffles. The museum will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Lace Makers will be there 1-4 p.m.

Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5th Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets, Moline. For more information, call 309-798-7488. Free.

Intro to Mushroom Class: 8:30 a.m. to noon, Nahant Marsh Education Center, 4220 Wapello Ave., Davenport. This class will cover the basics of mushroom identification and collection. Participants can learn the basic characteristics of fungi, including cap, gill and stipe features along with how to make a spore print and what to carry in the field. Where, when, and how to collect in a sustainable way also will be covered. A portion of the class will be spent outdoors so dress accordingly and bring a basket and pocket knife. $30, $25 members.

Riverine Walk: River Confluence. Historical Importance, Recreational Potentials: 9-10:30 a.m., Hennepin Lock 31, Big Island Road, Milan. Participants can learn about the confluence of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers and adjacent Hennepin Canal. $6.

Pappa-Razzi: 6-9 p.m., Green Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Road, LeClaire. Free.

School Supply Drive: 6-8 p.m., East End Bolders Club, 3217 4th Ave., Moline. The East End Bolders Club will host this school supply drive to collect supplies to be donated to the Q-C First Day Project. There also will be items raffled off and a potluck at 6 p.m. Free.

Public Paranormal Investigation: 7-9 p.m., Dan Vinar Furniture, 500 20th St., Rock Island. The Broadway Paranormal Society will host this evening featuring dinner and a paranormal investigation. $35.

Scott H. Biram: 9 p.m., Rock Island Brewing Company, 1815 2nd Ave. $10.

Sunday, Aug. 4

River City 6 Jazz Worship Service: 9:10 a.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2363 W. 3rd St., Davenport. Featuring gathering music starting at 9:10 a.m., as well as music throughout and after the service. Free.

18th annual Jazz Service: 10:30 a.m., Church of Peace, 1114 12th St., Rock island. Enjoy the sounds of jazz music during this service featuring a live band and singers. The service will include performances of traditional favorites and songs written by Bix Beiderbecke. There also will be a breakfast before the service from 9 to 10 a.m. Free.

Blues in the Vineyard with the Janeys, Bryce and Billylee: 3-6 p.m., Tabor Home Vineyards and Winery, 3570 67th St., Baldwin. Participants may purchase food or bring a picnic. No alcohol may be brought in. Free.

Chicago Farmer and Connla: 6-8 p.m., Wiley Park, NW 4th Street and NW 4th Avenue, Galva. Part of the Levitt AMP Galva Music series. Participants should bring a blanket or camp chair. Free.

Tomfoolery On Tremont with Mike Baldwin: 8 p.m. to midnight, Renwick Mansion, 901 Treamont Ave., Davenport. Featuring Mike Baldwin and other guest comedians. $10.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Uncork the Season: 5-8 p.m., Wide River Winery, 1128 Mound St., Davenport. The Quad-City Symphony Ochestra and Music Director Mark Russell Smith will kick off the 2019-20 season with an evening of great wine, hors d'oeuvres and music by the QCSO Brass Quartet. There will be a wine tasting, and wine will be sold by the bottle with 50% of each purchase donated back to the QCSO. Free.

Riverine Walk: Downtown Rock Island, The past is the Future.: 6:30-8 p.m., Schwiebert Riverfront Park, 101 17th St., Rock Island. Participants can learn about the National Register of Historic Places and preservation tourism. $6.

Thursday, Aug. 8

Kewanee Community Band and Jazz on the Side: 5 p.m., Veterans Park, E. 2nd Street, Kewanee. Part of the 2019 Concert in the Park Series. Featuring food concessions at 5 p.m. and a concert at 6:30 p.m. Participants should bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free.

Class of 82: 6:30-8 p.m., Faye's Field, 2850 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. Part of the Bettendorf Public Library's eighth annual Outdoor Summer Concert series. Participants can bring blankets, lawn chairs, food and drinks, with food and drinks also available for purchase. In case of bad weather, the concert will be inside the Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Drive. Free.

Moline Water Treatment Facility Tour: 6:30-8 p.m., Moline City Water Department, 30 18th St., Moline. The Sierra Club, Eagle View Group will host this tour of the Moline water treatment facility where participants can learn how water from the Mississippi is treated and processed to make it safe to use. Free.

Corporate Rock: 7-9 p.m., Bass Street Landing, 107 17th St., Moline. Part of the summer concert series presented by Moline Centre. Participants should bring a lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Free.

Multi-date Events

Parkopoly: Through Sept. 2. Vander Veer Botanical Park Conservatory, 215 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport. Vander Veer Botanical Park and Conservatory has been transformed into a life-size version of the game board classic, Monopoly. Participants can collect a game board at the Conservatory or by visiting bit.ly/Parkopoly and move around the board by exploring the park and its history and uncovering clues to unlock a special prize. For more information and updates, call 563-328-7275) or visit cityofdavenportiowa.com/parks. Conservatory hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Free.

Vanessa German: Miracles and Glory Abound: Through Sept. 1. Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. This exhibit explores the power of stories through an assemblage of sculptures or Power Figures as German refers to them. The exhibition draws from both the visual and emotional concepts of the iconic painting, "Washington Crossing the Delaware," by Emanuel Leutze which has become a symbol for the birth of America. Leutze's painting contains many visual fabrications that mythologize rather than accurately depict a historical incident. German challenges Leutze's account of the scene by using her Power Figures to reimagine Leutze's version of history, retelling it through a different lens. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Thursday evenings until 9 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $10 adults, $6 senior citizens/students with IDs, $4 children ages 4-12 years, free for museum members and everyone on Thursdays 5-9 p.m.

Collaborating Collectors: Herbert and Lou Hoover: Through Oct. 27. Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, 210 Parkside Drive, West Branch. This exhibit will feature pieces from the different collections of Herbert and Lou Hoover. Rarely seen items will include Chinese blue and white porcelain pairs, Southwestern art, furniture, Belgian flour sacks, paintings and pieces of Mrs. Hoover's jewelry. Museum hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $10 adults (16-61 years), $5 senior citizens (62 years and older/active and retired military with ID/college students with ID, $3 youth 6-15 years, free for children 5 years and younger/members of the Hoover Presidential Library Association.

Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action: Through Sept. 9. Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. This exhibit invites children and adults to explore activities such as kung fu, surfing, snowboarding, yoga and horizontal climbing. The primary goal of the exhibit is to get kids into action by playing and doing things they like to do. Throughout the exhibit, kids and accompanying adults can stamp the activities they tried on Action Trackers. Visitors also can take home Action Tracker 3-Day Missions, activity logs that encourage people to get physically activity for a total of 60 minutes a day. Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $9 for 1-59 years, $5 for 60 years and older/active military and immediate family, free for children younger than one year/members.

Textiles to Tools: Their Impact on 19th Century Bishop Hill: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Steeple Building, 103 North Bishop Hill Street,, Bishop Hill. Through Oct. 31. This BHHA-created exhibit features 19th century tools, textiles and the Bishop Hill Colonists who used them. Free.

I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Virtual Reality Experience: Through Sept. 27. Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St. Inspired by cutting-edge virtual reality technology, the Iowa Department of Transportation has partnered with the Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University and the university's Virtual Reality Applications Center to develop a fully immersive experience of the new I-74 Bridge and the history of bridges in the Quad-Cities. Library hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Free.

Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild: Through Nov. 11. River Arts Center, 229 5th Ave. S, Clinton. Featuring a quilt exhibit by nineteen members of the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild. Hours: 1-4 p.m.

The art of Christopher Reno and Rene Meyer Ernst: Through Aug. 16. Quad-City Arts Center Gallery, 1715 2nd Ave., Rock Island. This exhibit will feature paintings by Reno and digital collages by Ernst. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Free.

Electrified: Through Sept. 2. Quad-City International Airport, 2200 69th Ave., Moline. This Quad-City Arts at the Airport exhibit will transform the gallery with works that incorporate neon and video, along with other lighting effects. Featured artists include Gail Ray, Bruce Walters and Dawn Wohlford. Vintage automobile signs will be on loan from K.V. Dahl of Dahl Ford and an interactive exhibit will require viewers to climb onto a vintage bicycle and pedal in order to illuminate the display. Free with $1 an hour parking.

Mama Mia!: Thursday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug, 3, 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m., Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mount Carroll. Through Aug. 4. $30 adults, $25 senior citizens (60 years and older), $20 students/military.

Rock Island Rosies: Women Workers of the Arsenal: Through Oct. 31. Rock Island Arsenal Museum, 3500 N. Avenue, Rock Island. This exhibit explores the experiences of women workers at Rock Island Arsenal. Participants can learn about the Arsenal's first women workers, the effect war had on defining the jobs they held and how the Arsenal's workforce looks today. Exhibit hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays noon to 4 p.m.

3rd annual Plein Air Paint Out exhibit: Through Sept. 25. Beréskin Gallery and Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf. Featuring works from artists who participated in the Plein Air Paint Out held in July on the Bettendorf riverfront and parks. There will be an opening reception during First Friday 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. For more information, visit bereskinartgallery.com. Summer gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Free.

Rummage Sale: Friday-Saturday, Aug. 2-3, 9 a.m. to noon, Assumption Greek Orthodox Churchdox Church, 4900 Kennedy Drive, East Moline. The Philoptochos Society of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church will host this annual rummage sale featuring baby items (crib, high chair, tent), piano, seasonal and home decor, household and kitchen items, clothes, toys and more. For more information, call 309-792-2912. Free.

Mercado on Fifth: Fridays, Aug. 2 and 9, 5-10 p.m., 12th Street and 5th Avenue, Moline. This weekly outdoor nighttime market will feature food trucks, live music, produce, craft and retail vendors, kids activities and more. In case of bad weather, food and retail vendors as well as music and children's activities will move indoors to Catalyst Kitchen located inside St. John's Lutheran Church of Rock Island. Free.

Sunday Funday: Sundays, Aug. 4 and 11, 2-5 p.m., Wide River Winery, 1128 Mound St., Davenport. Featuring a live summer music series every Sunday through September. Free with wine and food purchases.

Channel Cat Talk: Development in Q-C: Tuesday, Aug. 6 and Thursday, Aug. 8, 9-10:45 a.m., Riverbend Commons, 2951 River Drive, Moline. Participants can learn about the Rock Island Rapids, the Lateral Dam, the Moline Lock, First Bridge, Government Bridge and Water power. $14.

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