Mayor Dennis Pauley gives and update at the January 16 City Council Meeting on upcoming events in Rock Island.
Update Rock Island is a segment at city council meetings given by Mayor Dennis Pauley focusing on news in Rock Island.
<STRONG>Community Crime Prevention Partnership Meeting</STRONG>
The Rock Island Police Department will be holding another educational meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. These meetings are intended to strengthen existing partnerships with the citizens of Rock Island so that we can continue to look at ways to prevent crime and improve our services. Attendees are encouraged to provide feedback on issues and concerns they may have and to offer input on policing strategies in Rock Island. It is our hope that the structure of these meetings will facilitate conversations between the citizens and the staff, and help us continue to improve upon the services we provide while also sharing important information that will be of benefit to everyone. For more information please call (309)732-2677.
<STRONG>Hot Rod and Custom Car Show</STRONG>
The QCCA Expo Center Rod and Custom Show takes place starting at QCCA Expo Center Friday, January 20, 2017 and continues through Sunday, January 22. Hours are Friday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am- 9:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am- 3:00 pm. General admission is $8.00. Children 6 and under are free. Friday is Military Day – Present your Military Id and receive free admission.
<STRONG>Winter/Spring Activity Guide</STRONG>
The new Winter/Spring activity guide from the Parks and Recreation Department is now out. Check out the many activities available including a Dad and Daughter Date Night, Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt, bus trips (including the play, Hamilton, in Chicago) cooking classes, and many other events and activities. To see the complete listing of the many opportunities available go to www.rigov.org.
<STRONG>Building Success in Our Kids</STRONG>
The Rock Island Public Library will host a free public discussion on Building Success in Our Kids on Monday, Jan. 23 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. The free community forum is a follow up to a December visit to the Quad Cities by Professor Robert Putnam, author of Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. Plan to attend and join the discussion, guided by Dan McNeil, on successful methods to bridge the opportunity gap for all kids in our community.