Mayor Mike Thoms gives an update at the July 24 City Council Meeting on upcoming events in Rock Island.
Tell on your neighbor - Each year, residents of Rock Island are encouraged to “Tell On Your Neighbor” by nominating the yards in their neighborhood that they find to be the most appealing or the most improved. The City of Rock Island’s Beautification Commission will review all entries and awards will be presented at the September 11, 2017 City Council meeting. Nominations can be made through August 10, 2017 by contacting the Community & Economic Development Department at (309) 732-2900 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starlight Revue Concert Series – Tuesday, July 25, 2017 the Revue Concert Series will continue with the Backwater Bayou Band starting at 7:00 pm at beautiful Lincoln Park. Hy-Vee Grill will provide food and drink for purchase starting at 5:00 pm and the Friends of Hauberg will be selling treats as well. For event status, please call (309) 732-7246 in case of inclement weather.
Labor Day Parade Registration - Calling all families, schools, churches, organizations, clubs and businesses! The 33rd annual Rock Island Labor Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, September 4, 2017. Registration forms, due dates, themes and more information can be found at www.rigov.org. The first Labor Day Parade was held in 1985 as part of Rock Island's 150th Birthday. Over the past 30 years, the parade has grown to average 150 entries and has become a popular event that draws thousands of spectators. Get your organization entered so that citizens can see your name in a unique way.
Art in the Garden – The Quad City Botanical Center will host its first Art in the Garden party. This is a day full of art, music, food trucks and gardens that you do not want to miss. The event will be held at the Botanical Center on July 29, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with costs for adults at $8.00, ages 5-15 are $4.00 and kids under 5 are free. Come get inspired by these artists of food, music and art. For more information please call (309) 794-0991.
Highland Springs Renovations – The First Tee Quad Cities and Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department are partnering to renovate the Highland Springs Driving Range practice facility and expand junior golf programming. The driving range and practice facility will close on August 1, 2017 to undergo the major renovation. Overall the goal is to expand its First Tee programming for Rock Island youth, which has become a popular program, as over 175 children this summer have participated in the program.