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Posted on: July 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - July 27, 2020

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

Starlight Revue Concert in the Park – Bring your chairs and picnic blankets to spread out across the park and enjoy a summer concert performed by Troy Rangel & Friends.  The concert is at Lincoln Park Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  The free concert series is brought to you by the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department.  Park benches in front of the stage and the dance floor will be blocked off. “We ask all patrons to be smart, wear masks, practice social distancing, and to keep seating grouped with those in your immediate household. With these measures in place we can provide a safe and enjoyable outdoor music experience,” says Dan Gleason, Special Event & Fundraising Manager.

Celebrate a Wizard’s 40th with Virtual Trivia – The Happy Birthday Harry Potter Trivia game will be presented via Facebook Live from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 302020.  Questions come from all seven books.  The just-for-fun game consists of five rounds of questions each.  Answers will be given after each round for scoring at home.  Competition is just for fun, and participants can either play with their home team or individually.  Participants can register via the Rock Island Library event calendar to get an email reminder, or just tune into the Rock Island Library Facebook page and watch for the Go Live notification.

Art in the Garden – The Quad City Botanical Center will host the event Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The event features local and regional artists including potters, painters, sculptors, jewelry makers and others who are inspired by nature. Their works will be exhibited and sold at this outdoor show.

White Water Junction Aquatic Center – All Aboard for Family Fun!  Beginning August 3, 2020 White Water Junction will be open between 2:00 and 8:00 pm Monday through Friday with no reservation required.  Weekend hours are from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.  You may reserve a time on the weekends between 9:30 – noon, 12:30 – 3:00 or 3:30 – 6:00 pm.  Due to the 50% occupancy limit, this is a unique opportunity to experience the water park and all that it has to offer without crowds.  Ride the slides as often as you would like without waiting in line.  Or have some fun in the sun in the zero depth to 9 feet deep pool. 


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