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Posted on: February 7, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - February 6, 2017

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Mayor Dennis Pauley gives and update at the February 6 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.

Jazz Combos Concert – Augustana’s small jazz combos will perform their winter concert in Larson Hall within the Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm. The event is free, but for more information, please call (309) 794-7323.

Southwest Branch Family Craft Night – The City of Rock Island’s Southwest Branch Library will hold a craft night on Valentine’s Night, February 14, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Make something fun with your family or your sweetheart. The event is free but registration is required.  Please call (309) 732-7338 to reserve a spot or visit

Blackhawk Park Valentine - Head out to Watch Tower Lodge at Black Hawk State Historic Site on Tuesday, February 14, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. You can go for a stroll on a luminary-lit trail or just go into the Lodge and keep warm by the fire while enjoying fresh donuts and cider or hot cocoa. There will be music provided by Just4Fun.This is fun for singles, couples and families. The event is free. For more information, call (309) 788-9536.

Local History Series at Hauberg - On Thursday, February 16, 2017 the Hauberg Center will welcome local historian Linda Anderson as she discusses the works of architect Olof Cervin who prepared designs for over 400 homes in Rock Island, Moline and East Moline. These homes were built for the purpose of filling them with Rock Island Arsenal workers who at the time were preparing for World War I. He also designed office buildings, large factories, ornate theaters and beautiful churches. Join us from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm and learn more about Olof Cervin and his lasting impact on the architectural fabric of Rock Island. Admission is $5.00 dollars, while members of Friends of Hauberg get in for free.

The 2017 Outdoor Show – The Outdoor Show will be coming to the Quad City Expo Center February 16 through February 19, 2017.  Hours are Thursday, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Adults are $8.00, kids between ages of 6 and 15 are $1.00 and kids under 6 are free. Advance tickets are available online at

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