December 9, 2018

"Season of Light" planetarium show 

LOCATION: John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory, Augustana College

John Deere Planetarium at Augustana College will present its annual holiday program, "Season of Light," on Dec. 8-14, 2018.

The planetarium has undergone a $150,000 upgrade in the past year, which includes new reclining seats, a surround sound system, multicolor cove lighting and digital planetarium projector. The new projector is a highlight of the upgrade and can project full-dome video programs over the facility’s 30-foot dome.  

The free planetarium show will be offered weekdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are requested. Call 309-794-7318 during weekday business hours. The program is not recommended for children ages 7 and under.


Christmas in LeClaire

Experience hometown holiday fun for everyone with bake sales, cookie sale, crafts, Santas from around the World, fun run, music, selfie booth, photos with Santa, great shopping, and much more!


Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities

LOCATION: Freighthouse Farmers Market

Come experience an authentic German holiday celebration with this year's Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities!Starting December 8th, this two-day event gives Quad Citizens the chance to enjoy one of the World's greatest holiday celebrations, in their own backyard! Taking place at the Freight House Farmers' Market, in Downtown Davenport, this event will offer traditional German cuisine, libations, music, and merchandise! MORE INFORMATION HERE

Celtic Christmas with "The Bucktown Revue"

LOCATION: Our Savior Presbyterian Church, 22530 240th Ave, Le Claire, Iowa

Beginning at 10:00 am The Bucktown Revue is coming to celebrate with Our Savior Presbyterian Church during Sunday morning worship. The group will be part of the worship service presenting their "Celtic Christmas." This is a traditional Christmas Story with passages read from Luke, favorite Christmas songs, and Kristi is bringing her harp!! Their music will get you into the Christmas spirit. Bring with you your family and friends. This is an event everyone will enjoy.

St. Nick cookie and bake sale

LOCATION: Cleary Hall, The Church of St. Anne, 555 18th Ave, East Moline, Illinois 


Christmas tea and tour of Quarters One for the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation

LOCATION: Quarters One, Arsenal Island, Rock Island, IL

See Quarters One decorated for the holidays while enjoying an afternoon Christmas Tea. You will receive a guided tour of this historic mansion. There will be two seatings. 

High Tea - 12 noon with heartier savory and sweet delights and several types of tea ($30) 

Afternoon Tea - 3 p.m. with a selection of sweet treats and several types of tea ($20)

The Rock Island Arsenal is an active military installation. This tour has been declared a Special Event so guests may enter Arsenal Island with just their U.S. picture ID. Simply tell the guard you are going to Quarters One. 

**You must enter using the Moline gate on Sunday, Dec. 9.**

Completed in 1872, Quarters One served as the home to the highest ranking officer at the Rock Island Arsenal, as well as providing space for official gatherings and functions. Over the years, this mansion of Italianate design hosted many dignitaries and notable personalities. Charles Lindbergh in 1927 stayed at the mansion, and King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden in 1996. Thirty-eight different senior officers, from General Rodman on, have called Quarters One home until 2008 when MG and Mrs. Robert M. Radin were the last to live there. It was the second-largest federal residence in the U.S., behind the White House. In 2006, the Army decided to discontinue its use as a residence.

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