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The Bix Beiderbecke Museum — on the lower level of River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport — reopens to the public on Monday, July 15. It closed April 30 because of flooding, and some cases and materials had to be replaced because they were sitting on the floor and received damage. Most items were already elevated by design. Board members and a team of volunteers from the RME removed all items from the museum to the second floor, and the piano was raised another 18 inches on concrete blocks to protect it. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free; for more information, visit bixmuseum.org.

Thursday, July 11

Channel Cat Talk: Raptors along the River: 9-10:45 a.m., Riverbend Commons, 2951 River Drive, Moline. Participants can learn about birds of prey in the area including habitats, ecology and human impacts on these awesome predators. $14.

The Aristocrats: 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. Free.

Crooked Cactus Band: 7-9 p.m., Bass Street Landing, 107 17th St., Moline. Part of the summer concert series presented by Moline Centre. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Free.

Friday, July 12

Fin and Film: 5-10 p.m., Riverside Family Aquatic Center, 3300 5th Ave., Moline. Featuring a family swim night followed by "Moana" on the big screen. The pool will be open 5-8 p.m. and then participants can enjoy an outdoor movie. The movie will start at dusk with concessions available for purchase. Regular pool admission fees apply, free for movie.

Lyle Beaver and the Brass Notes: 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. Free.

Greg and Rich: 6-9 p.m., Hy-Vee, 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island. This will be an outdoor show, weather permitting. Free.

Open Mic Coffeehouse: 7 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th St., Rock Island. Musicians, poets and storytellers are welcome at this monthly event. Refreshments served. Donations benefit St. Joe's evening meal at Rock Island Township.

Bettendorf Park Band: 7:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, 1645 23rd St., Bettendorf. Part of the 51st Bettendorf Park Band concert series. In case of rain, concerts will move to the Herbert D. Goettsch Community Center. Free.

Tomfoolery On Tremont with John Bush: 8 p.m. to midnight, Renwick Mansion, 901 Tremont Ave., Davenport. Featuring John Bush and other special guests comedians. $10.

Saturday, July 13

Riverine Walk: Barge Fleeting: 9-10:30 a.m., Upper Mississippi Fleeting, 128 Front St., Buffalo. Participants can learn about Mississippi River barges and transportation with a possible barge ride and floating tour on the Mississippi. $6.

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Participants can relive the first manned mission to the moon with this science-center exclusive movie. $9 adults, $8 youth/senior/military/college students, $1 off for members.

Yoga in the Park: 10-11 a.m., Peterson Park, 37th Street and 8th Avenue, Moline. This class will be taught by Daina Lewis. For all fitness levels. Please bring a mat or towel. Free.

Rock Island Conservation Club's 80th Birthday Celebration: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rock Island Conservation Club, 2421 Big Island Parkway, Milan. This day to celebrate the Rock Island Conservation Club's 80th anniversary will include a pulled pork lunch, a kid's zone and bounce house, games, raffle, music and a Dutch oven cooking demonstration. Free with charge for some activities.

"Marty:" 6:30 p.m., Upham Hall Auditorium, Marycrest Senior Campus, Davenport. Presented by the Classic Film Society. Featuring Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Ester Minciotti, Joe Mantell, Karen Steele, Jerry Paris. (1955) $10 season, $3 per film recommended donation.

USA Dance: 7-10:30 p.m., Silver Spur Dance Hall, 1230 15th Ave., East Moline. Enjoy DJ music and dance the night away at this dance. There will be waltz dance lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. $10 nonmembers, $7 members.

The Nirvana Experience: 8-9:30 p.m., Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport. This all-ages show will feature a Nirvana tribute band. $20 day of show, $15 in advance.

Tomfoolery On Tremont with Chastity Washington: 8 p.m. to midnight, Renwick Mansion, 901 Tremont Ave., Davenport. Featuring Whitney Chastity Washington and other special guests comedians. $10.

Whoozdads: 8-11 p.m., The Grape Life, 3402 Elmore Ave., Davenport. $10 minimum purchase per person.

Sunday, July 14

2019 Rock Island Artists' Market: noon to 4 p.m., Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th St., Rock Island. This market held the second Sunday of each month from June through October will feature 30-plus artists, makers and growers on hand to sell creations. There also will be food and live music. Free.

Code 415: 1-5 p.m., The Logger House, 220 S. State Ave., Hampton. Free.

Art Along the River: Readers' Theater Sunday in the Park Alive: 2-3:30 p.m., Lower Lindsay Park, Davenport. Participants will read lines written with a Quad-City slant for the statues and characters based on the famous painting of an afternoon on a Parisian island-park. $5.

Sensory-Friendly Film: The Last Reef: 2-2:45 p.m., Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Participants can embark on a global journey to explore the connection of cities on land with the ocean's complex, parallel world of coral reefs beneath the sea during this sensory-friendly film experience. Changes include dimmed but not turned-off theater lights, lower volume, all movies in 2D, little to no trailers before the movie and handicapped access to theater. Guests of all ages also can move around and make noise during the show, as well as bring in outside food and drink. For more information, call 563-324-1933. $5 with promo code ASQC.

Greg and Rich: 2-6 p.m., Len Brown's North Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Drive, Moline. This will be an outdoor show, weather permitting. Free.

Catfish Jazz Society: 3-6 p.m., Columbus Club, 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport. Musicians can bring an instrument and join in for some jamming, dancing and fellowship at this monthly jam session. Scholarship award presentations will take place. The host trio for the month will be the Kellen Myers Quartet. Free.

Henhouse Prowlers with Letitia VanSant: 6-9 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.

Monday, July 15

Hot Rods: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Moline Township Activity Center, 620 18th St. Part of the Monday Summer Concert Series presented by the Moline Township Activity Center. Food will be available for purchase from 5 p.m. until sold out. There also will be dance lessons at 6 p.m. ($3 per person). Free.

Tuesday, July 16

Hotrods: 5 p.m., Lincoln Park, 11th Avenue and 38th Street, Rock Island. Part of the 63rd annual Starlight Revue concert series presented by the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department. Food and desserts will be available for purchase starting at 5 p.m., followed by swing dance lessons taught by QC SoDA at 6:30 p.m. with the concert at 7 p.m. Free.

Handmade Moments and Tameca Jones the Queen of Austin Soul: 6-9 p.m., Wiley Park, NW 4th Street and NW 4th Avenue, Galva. Part of the Levitt AMP Galva Music series. Free.

Backstage with Junior Theatre: 6-7:30 p.m., Colona Public Library, 911 1st St. Junior Theatre instructor, designer and production manager Zachary Meier will teach and demonstrate the technical side of theater, including what goes into making a performance magical and what happens behind the curtain when the audience is watching the actors onstage. Free.

Wednesday, July 17

Ballet Q-C Presents: Giraffes Can't Dance: 11 a.m. to noon, Sherrard Public Library District, 207 5th Ave., Sherrard. Participants toddler to second grade can join the library and Ballet Quad-Cities for a special story time featuring, "Giraffes Can't Dance," and lessons in ribbon dancing. Free.

Riverine Walk: Sylvan Island Area. History, Recreation, and Sustainability: 6:30-8 p.m., Sylvan Island Gateway Park, 1st Avenue, Moline. Participants can cross the new bridge for a stroll on Sylvan Island and learn about the history and natural features. $6.

Thursday, July 18

Prebyl, Palmer and Dove: 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. Free.

Songbird Quartet: 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 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.

The Stone Flowers: 7-9 p.m., Bass Street Landing, 107 17th St., Moline. Part of the summer concert series presented by Moline Centre. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Free.

Multi-date Events

The art of Sara Peak Convery: Through July 31. Smith Studio and Gallery, 124 S. State St., Geneseo. Through July 31. Featuring the paintings of Convery. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 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. 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.

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. 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, this exhibit features 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.

Big Sky: Through July 25. Beréskin Gallery and Art Academy, 2967 State St. , Bettendorf. Featuring the works of Hans Olson. For more information, visit bereskinartgallery.com. Summer gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Free.

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. Free with $1 an hour parking.

40th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree: Thursday-Friday, July 11-12, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Iowa 80 Truckstop, 755 W. Iowa 80 Road, Walcott. Through July 13. This event will feature an antique truck display, super truck beauty contest, over 175 exhibits, an Iowa Pork Chop cookout, carnival games, live country music, the Trucker Olympics, fireworks and more. Free.

Missing Link: Thursdays-Saturdays, July 11-13 and 18-20, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, July 14 and 21, 3 p.m., Richmond Hill Players Barn Theatre, 600 H K Robinson Drive, Geneseo. Through July 21. The Richmond Hill Players will present this comedy by Jack Sharkey. $12.

Into the Woods: Thursday-Saturday, July 11-13, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 14, 2 p.m., Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mount Carroll. Through July 14. $30 adults, $25 senior citizens (60 years and older), $20 students/military.

Holiday Inn: Through July 20. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Performances at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; 7:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 5:45 p.m. on Sundays. $46.73 to $53.55.

Mercado on Fifth: Fridays, July 12 and 19, 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. Free.

42nd Street: Friday-Saturday, July 12-13, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, July 14 and 21, 2 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, July 18-20, 7:30 p.m., Quad-City Music Guild Theatre, 1584 34th Ave., Moline. Through July 21. $16 adult, $11 child.

Something Intangible: Fridays-Saturdays, July 12-13 and 19-20, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, July 14 and 21, 3 p.m., Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline. Through Through July 21. $10 to $13.

Sunday Funday: Sundays, July 14 and 21, 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: Historic Bridges of the Quad Cities: Tuesday and Thursday, July 16 and 18, 9-10:45 a.m., Riverbend Commons, 2951 River Drive, Moline. Participants can examine the history of the first railroad bridge to cross the Mississippi and the history of the Government, Centennial and Moline bridges. $14.

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