Thursday, Nov. 7
Hometown Heroes Open House: 4-6 p.m., Cambria Hotel, 5061 Competition Drive, Bettendorf. This open house to honor Quad-Cities Hometown Heroes including military, medical, educators, first responders and veterans will feature a complimentary appetizer for heroes at the bistro bar. Free.
Molyneaux Trumps and Tricks: 5:30-9 p.m., Starlite Ballroom, 2815 Locust St., Davenport. This annual euchre event will benefit the Child Abuse Council and One-Eighty. For more information, visit molyneaux.com/trumps-and-tricks-euchre-event.html. $70 team, $35 per person.
Augustana Symphony Orchestra: Reading Nights: 7:30-9 p.m., Bergendoff Hall, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island. Featuring an evening of orchestral reading with music from Harry Potter, Jurassic Park and Star Wars. Music will be provided. Participants should bring an instrument and a folding music stand. Free.
Friday, Nov. 8
Genesis Auxiliary: Holiday Bazaar: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, 1227 E. Rusholme St., Davenport. Proceeds benefit STEM scholarships, equipment, furnishing updates and patient services. Free.
Fish Fry: 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion, 515 W. 1st Ave., Milan. Milan American Legion will host this fish fry. $8 to $11.
Meatloaf Dinner: 5:30-7 p.m., East End Bolders Club, 3712 4th Ave., Moline. Must sign up and pay in advance. $10.
Larry Bo Boyd: 6-9 p.m., Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Island. Free.
Trivia Night: 7 p.m., Columbus Club, 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport. Mister Trivia and the Knights of Columbus will host this trivia night to benefit the Scott County Humane Society. Participants may bring food with drinks available for purchase. $80 per table.
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., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 3775 Middle Road, Bettendorf. This fall-themed concert will open the Bettendorf Park Band's 52nd season. Free.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Spring Village: Annual Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Spring Village Apartments, 3320 Spring St., Davenport. Luncheon, hot barbecue pulled pork sandwiches. Proceeds benefit the residents.
Time For Tots Preschool: 33rd annual Home to the Country Craft and Vendor Show: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Alwood Elementary School, 101 E. A St., Alpha. Featuring crafters and vendors as well as the country kitchen featuring chicken salad croissant sandwiches and more. Proceeds go to the preschool. $2.
Cinderella's Cellar: Annual Christmas Open House: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Cinderella's Cellar Resale Shop, 230 W. 35th St., Davenport. Proceeds will benefit the Kahl Home for the Aged and several local nonprofit organizations.
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church: Fall Craft Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 2618 Boies Ave., Davenport. Featuring a wide variety of items as well as raffle prizes, a light breakfast and a soup and sandwich lunch.
Amateur Photographers Day: Play, Explore and Create: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hauberg Estate, 1300 24th St., Rock Island. Featuring two sessions for amateur photographers to work on interior or exterior personal photography projects. Each session will begin with a brief tour to point out areas of interest and specific features then after the tour, photographers will be free to move about the estate. Participants should bring equipment and lights. Sessions will be 9 a.m. to noon and noon to 3 p.m. There also will be a photo contest. For more information or to register, call 309-373-5080 or visit Eventbrite.com. $20 per person.
Family Program: Native Americans: 10-11 a.m., Nahant Marsh Education Center, 4220 Wapello Ave., Davenport. Led by a naturalist, families can learn about some of the Native American groups that lived in this region. $6 child, $3 child (member), free for accompanying adults/youth 3 years and younger.
Overlook VIllage: Harvest Basket Bazaar, Craft Show and Vendor Fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Overlook Village, 941 6th St., Moline. Goodies and drinks also will be sold. All proceeds go to our Walk to End Alzheimer's team. $1.
Hero Street Monument Veteran's Day Ceremony: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Hero Street Monument, 206 1st Ave., Silvis. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be held at the George O Barr School Gymnasium, 1305 5th Ave., Silvis. Free.
Pop Up Vendor: Scherer Custom Meats: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., German American Heritage Center and Museum, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Saturdays in November will feature a selection of pop-up vendors brightening the gift shop with delicious goods. Free.
First Lutheran Church Rock Island: Sweets and Treats Bake and Craft Sale: noon to 5 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th St., Rock Island. Featuring baked goods including pies, cookies, breads and candies as well as crafts. Free.
Mixed Media Assemblage: Put A Bird On It Workshop: 12:30-4 p.m., Beréskin Gallery and Art Academy , 2967 State St., Bettendorf. Visiting instructor Theresa Weil will lead this 3 1/2-hour workshop that will explore mixed media assemblage. Participants can create a bird by layering collaged paper and cardboard layers in varied patterns, textures and colors and then add more definition with found objects. Workshop supply packet included. For 10 years to adult. $65.
Civil War Fathers: Sons of the Civil War in World War II: 2-3 p.m., Dairy Building, 410 N. Erickson St., Bishop Hill. Author Tim Pletkovich will present this program based on his book about eight American families whose fathers fought in the Civil War and whose sons and daughters fought in World War II. Free.
The Berlin Wall: Reassessing Its Impact 30 Years After Its Fall: 2-3 p.m., German American Heritage Center and Museum, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Presented by Dr. David Ellis this program will examine how the Wall came to be, how it functioned in practice, how it impacted East and West Germany, how it came to fall and its legacy today. Included with general admission: $5 adults, $4 senior citizens, $3 children, free for members.
Pork Chop and Focus on Young Musicians Dinner: 6-8:30 p.m., Christ Anglican Church, 1717 8th Ave., Moline. This year's dinner will feature violinist Maggie O'Lear. Guests can bring alcoholic beverages. Carryout will be available for pickup at 5:30 p.m. Seating is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 309-762-6022. Proceeds go to support the church's youth group, Sunday school, summer camp and kitchen. $12.50 adults, $6 youth younger than 12 years, free for children 2 years and younger.
Trivia Night: 6:30-9:45 p.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral, 422 E. 10th St., Davenport. Sacred Heart Cathedral will host this trivia night featuring tables of eight with Mulligans available for purchase. Participants may bring snacks and beverages. For more information or to reserve a table, call 563-505-1571 or email email@example.com. $10 per person.
America: 8-9:30 p.m., Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Avenue, Davenport. $35, $45, $60 and $75.
Greg and Rich: 8-11 p.m., Green Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Road, Le Claire. For 21 years and older. Free.
Code 415: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Crabby's Bar and Grill, 826 W. 1st Ave., Coal Valley. Free.
Blues Rock It: 9 p.m. to midnight, V.I.P.'s Corner Bar and Grill, 425 15th St., Moline. Free.
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Sunday, Nov. 10
10th annual Pancakes For Pitties: 8-11 a.m., Rock Island Conservation Club, 2421 Big Island Road, Milan. AAVENGE (Aninal Abuse and Violence Ends Now Through Greater Enforcement) will host this pancake breakfast and raffle with proceeds going to help victims of dog fighting, abuse and neglect. $6.
Crafts @ CASI 2019: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Center for Active Seniors, Inc., 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Lunch will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the UNI Dance Marathon and UI Stead Family Children's Hospital. Free.
Quad-City Fish Swap: noon to 4 p.m., Golden Leaf Banquet Center, 2902 E. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Featuring 90 tables including home bred tropical fish, supplies, new and used tanks and equipment from fellow hobbyists. For more information, visit qcfishswap.com. Free.
Eddie Korosa, Jr. Band: 1-5 p.m., the Coliseum, 116 Bryant St., Walcott. The Polka Club of Iowa, Inc., Eastern Chapter will sponsor this dance featuring polkas, waltzes, fox trots and more. $12, free for 21 years and younger.
Stained Glass Trolley Tours: 1-3 p.m., German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Participants can take a trolley to visit a selection of local churches and learn more about the beautiful stained glass right here in the community. For more information or to register (required), call 563-322-8844. $25, $20 members.
Veterans' Day Service: 2 p.m., Central Park, 4th Street and 12th Avenue, Orion. This service will include a speaker from the Rock Island Arsenal and music by the Orion Community Band followed by coffee, punch and cookies in the basement of Orion United Methodist Church. Lawn chairs are optional. In case of bad weather, the service will be held in the church. Free.
Sensory-Friendly Film: Back From The Brink: 2-3 p.m., Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Participants can experience the remarkable true story of three animal species rescued from extinction and meet the scientists, park rangers and students working to save endangered animals around the world during this sensory-friendly film experience where the movies are modified to be "friendlier" to the senses that affect those with disabilities. Changes to the environment and film experience 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 will have the freedom to move around and make noise during the show, as well as bring in outside food and drink to suit dietary needs. For more information, call 563-324-1933. $5 with promo code ASQC.
Riding the Rails to Hero Street and A Bridge Too Far From Hero Street: 3 p.m., Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Featuring the premiere of two new Hero Street films in the series by local documentary filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films. $9, $8 youth/senior citizens/military/college students, $1 off for members.
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 with a host trio. Free.
Monday, Nov. 11
Transit of Mercury: 6:30 a.m. to noon, Niabi Zoo Parking Lot, 13010 Niabi Zoo Road, Coal Valley. The Popular Astronomy Club will host this event to view the fastest-moving planet in the Solar System move across the face of the Sun. Free.
Veterans Day Ceremony: 1 p.m., Rock Island National Cemetery, Main Flagpole Circle, Rock Island Arsenal. This ceremony will feature an invocation, the national anthem, welcome address, keynote address by Major General Steven Shapiro, a wreath laying, rifle salute and the playing of, "Taps." Free.
Veterans' Day Porgram: 1 p.m., American Legion Post 227, 829 16th Ave., East Moline. this program will feature guest speaker Lt. Col Kelly O'Lear and three veterans will be honored with Quilts of Valor. Free.
Veterans' Day Ceremony: 2 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, 2204 Grant St., Bettendorf. Mayor Bob Gallagher and Alderman Greg Adamson will be on hand, along with the commanders from the VFW, VVA and American Legion for this ceremony to honor veterans. The key note speaker will be US Army LTC Jeno Berta, JAG Officer. light refreshments will be available. Free.
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Blown Away: Trebuchet: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive. The Bettendorf Public Library will offer this chance to explore the physics and history of catapults and trebuchets with this STEAM-based program consisting of four sessions that take place on the first two Tuesdays of both November and December. This program is designed for elementary through high school aged students, each session will engage the theme with age and ability appropriate groups. No registration required. Free.
Thursday, Nov. 14
Bingo: 6 p.m., East End Bolders Club, 3217 4th Ave., Moline. This bingo night fundraiser for Relay for Life will feature early bird bingo starting at 6 p.m. with regular bingo at 6:30 p.m. Participants can bring snacks. $15 adults, $5 youth 10 years and younger.
Gildie's Recognition Event featuring Dueling Pianos: 6-9 p.m., Stardust, 218 Iowa St., Davenport. Gilda's Club will celebrate 21 years of free cancer support during this event featuring live entertainment by the Felix and Fingers Dueling Piano Company. Ticket includes light hors d'oeuvres. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit gildasclubqc.org/piano. $280 for a table of 8, $40 per person.
Get Shakespeare'd with Guys in Ties: 7-9 p.m., Stoney Creek Conference Center, 101 18th St., Moline. This fundraiser for the Genesius Guild will feature a performance by Guys in Ties traveling improv group. The evening will include a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. For more information or to register, visit www.genesius.org/event. $150 tables of 8, $20 per person.
The art of Anne McGehee Morris: Through November. Smith Studio and Gallery, 124 S. State St., Geneseo. Featuring the collage artwork of Anne McGehee Morris. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Free.
John Dilg: Arterial Resources: Through Jan. 5. Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. This exhibit will include 30 works by University of Iowa emeritus professor of painting and drawing John Dilg. 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.
Witness to Revolution Exhibit: Through Feb. 23. German American Heritage Center and Museum, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. This exhibit uses eye witness accounts from Americans who were there when communism fell in Europe, including a professor, a student, a reporter and U.S. Embassy staff. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 senior citizens, $3 youth, free for members.
The art of Emily Newman and Randy Richmond: Through Dec. 6. Quad-City Arts Center Gallery, 1715 2nd Ave., Rock Island. Quad-City Arts presents this exhibit featuring drawings by Newman and photographs by Richmond. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Free.
The art of Julia Kulish, Juliet Stock and Natalya Sots: Through Jan. 1. Quad-City International Airport, 2200 69th Ave., Moline. This Quad-City Arts at the Airport exhibit will feature paintings by Kulish and Stock as well as ceramic art by Natalya Sots. Free with $1 an hour parking.
Newsies the Disney Musical: Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 7-9, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m., Alleman High School, 1103 40th St., Rock Island. Through Nov. 10. Presented by Alleman High School. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit showtix4u.com/event-details/34853. $8 adults, $7 senior citizens, $5 students.
A Doublewide, Texas Christmas: Thursdays-Saturdays, Nov. 7-9 and 14-16, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, Nov. 10 and 17, 3 p.m., Richmond Hill Players Barn Theatre, 600 H K Robinson Drive, Geneseo. Through Nov. 17. $12.
Prescription: Murder: Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 8 and 9 and 15 and 16, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, Nov. 10 and 17, 3 p.m., Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline. Through Nov. 17. $10 to $13.
St Mary's Parish: 47th annual Bazaar: Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saint Mary's Parish, 525 Fillmore St., Davenport. There will be a luncheon with homemade soup and sandwich on Saturday and an authentic Mexican breakfast on Sunday.