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Posted on: December 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - December 19, 2016


Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor Dennis Pauley focusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on YouTube.

Holiday Observance Schedule – In observance of the holidays, City Hall will be closed Friday, December 23; Monday, December 26; and Monday, January 2. The refuse and recycling schedule during the week of December 26, 2016, and January 2, 2017, will be one day late all week. The City of Rock Island wishes everyone a very happy and safe holiday season!

Quad City Arts Center – On Tuesday, December 20, 2016 the Quad City Arts Center is holding an art exhibit of works by R.A.T.S. or Retired Art Teachers. Each practicing artist was once a teacher and shares a lifelong history and love of learning and teaching in the Arts field. The event is free and the public is welcome from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for viewing of the exhibit which runs. For more information, please call (309) 793-1213.

Teen Gaming Night – The Rock Island Main Library will hold teen gaming night from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Nintendo Wii, Wii U, XBox and board gaming will be available to those between the ages of 12 and 18. There will also be video game programming for those who want to learn how to write their own electronic game. Event is free and no registration is required. Please call (309) 732-7323 for more information.

Winter/Spring Activity Guide - The new Winter/Spring activity guide from the Park and Recreation Department is now out. Check out the many activities available including Dad and Daughter Date Night, Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt, bus trips including Hamilton in Chicago, cooking classes, and many other events and activities. To see the complete listing of the many opportunities available go to

Bald Eagle Days –Join thousands of residents and visitors as they turn out for Bald Eagle Days at the Quad City Expo Center, Friday, January 6, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 7, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sunday, January 8, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. This year’s show includes Jim Nesci’s Cold Blooded Creatures and many other activities, booths and vendors. Tickets are $6 for adults, $1 for kids between ages 6 and 15 and kids under 6 are free. Great fun and value for the whole family.

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