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Posted on: July 11, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - July 10, 2017


Mayor Mike Thoms gives an update at the July 10 City Council Meeting on upcoming events in Rock Island.

Starlight Revue – Lincoln Park and the City’s Parks and Recreation Department will continue its concert series this Tuesday, July 11, 2017 with musical act, Coupe De Ville. Dance lessons in the Rumba discipline will start at 6:30 pm with the concert at 7:00 pm. Hy-Vee Grill will provide food and drink for purchase starting at 5:00 pm. For event status, please call (309) 732-7246 in case of inclement weather.

World War 1 History Series – The Main Library will be hosting a World War One series called “Over There” through November of 2017.  Army Sustainment Command Historian, George Eaton will chronologically go through the USA’s entry into the war, looking at the triggers that led to US involvement, the experience of soldiers and key battles. Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Main Library from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm will be the first program, which covers Submarine Warfare.  Please see the library calendar for the entire series and the dates. For more information please call (309) 732-7323.

 Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Show – Summer means it's time to catch a free show by the Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Show Team. The team consists of approximately 150 members ranging in age from 3 to 60. Skiing members perform acts such as jumping, barefooting, pyramids, swivel, strap doubles, and others. Watch them on their home surf at 44th Street and the Rock River. Shows are Wednesdays and Sundays at 6:30 pm. For more information, go to

Sunset Marina Slips - It’s officially summer and time to enjoy the river with family and friends.  Beginning Friday, July 14, 2017 the seasonal slip rates at Sunset Marina will be half price. Call the marina office at (309)732-2282 or stop by; located at 31st Avenue next to Sunset Park.

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