Wiffle Ball, Dr. Seuss, Jazz, Foot Rubs, and more in today’s FUN10!
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The 2nd Annual Bettendorf High School Wiffle Ball Tournament will take place on Wednesday, December 22!
Have fun with friends and help support the BHS Baseball Team at their 2nd Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament on Wednesday, December 22!
Take a walk in a “winter wonderland” with Circa ’21
For the holiday 2021 theatrical production in its spectacular 44th season of live entertainment, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is giving family audiences a special holiday gift: the Christmas musical WINTER WONDERLAND. This festive charm on stage will charm the audience with its magical mix of laughs, feelings and beloved songs from the past, and it is led by a wonderful team of professional talents.
WINTER WONDERAND will be performing at Circa ’21 until December 29, with performances on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:45 p.m., Sundays at 5:45 p.m. and Wednesday mornings at 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices are of $ 53.55 for the evening supper and show and $ 46.73 for the mornings on the plate.
Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. To reserve, contact the theater at 1828 Third Ave., Rock Island, IL. or by calling 309-786-7733 ext.2.
In this heartwarming musical tale, a father wishes to celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas like those of his youth leads him and his family, first to a historic Christmas tree farm, then on a magical journey to 1921 , where he learns that while it is important to remember the past, the best way to keep the tradition alive is to enjoy the Christmas present! Written for Circa 21 by longtime Bootlegger and frequent mainstage actor Brad Hauskins, WINTER WONDERLAND is a nostalgic celebration of family that will leave audiences of all ages filled with the peace and joy of the holiday season.
Hauskins’ musical revue was originally presented at Circa ’21 during the holidays of 2000, and although its new version retains the title, setting, and characters of the old show, it is now staged with a new script and a new score of old favorites arranged and orchestrated by the author, Laura Hammes and Mason Moss. As Hauskins explained about this new WINTER WONDERLAND, you’ll hear a lot of traditional Christmas music, but a little different from what we did 20 years ago. And all the songs are songs of that  era, but they’re not necessarily all Christmas themed · there’s Irving Berlin and other songs that we’ve kind of incorporated into the storytelling.
He continued, there is a word in the song ‘Winter Wonderland ‘which weighs heavily in the series:’ To face fearlessly the plans we have made. ‘ And for me, that was the hook of what I’m trying to say. This is what it means to live today. We make plans, we celebrate this holiday despite everything that is wrong and we face our projects without fear. It’s a really fitting statement for what we’re trying to do.
Sean McCall, former artistic director of the Old Creamery Theater in Amana, Iowa, directed WINTER WONDERLAND for Circa ’21. Wrigley Mancha (Matilda: The Musical from the Quad City Music Guild), Mark Leo McGinn (The Drowsy Chaperone from the Music Guild) and local eighth-grader Cameryn Bergthold, and seven familiar talents return to the Rock Island stage: Ashley Mills Becher (Saturday Night Fever), Bobby Becher (Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn), Derrick Bertram (Newsies), Erica Lee Bigelow (Disenchanted), Savannah Bay Strandin (Beehive: The ’60s Musical), Tristan Layne Tapscott (Kinky Boots), and Krianna Walljasper (Annie).
The entire Circa ’21 team are delighted to welcome the returning audience for the holidays following last year’s unforeseen season and urge guests to book early for what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable night of magic and cheerfulness on stage. Call 309-786-7733 ext. 2 for reservations and treat your whole family to the glorious onstage celebration that is WINTER WONDERLAND!
Live on Tuesday evening, it’s Trivia Night Live!
Trivia Night Live rolls in The Tangled Wood in Bettendorf every Tuesday at 7pm!
It is Free To Play, with up to eight people per team playing in different categories.
What is Trivia Night Live?
Trivia Night Live is a live interactive team trivia game played at your favorite restaurants and bars. The game consists of four sets of questions of increasing difficulty and point values. The categories range from news, history, geography, science, sports and more….
Trivia Night Live is free and you can have up to 8 members on a team.
Prizes are awarded to the 1st half winner and total winners earn a gift card of $ 25 for 1st place, $ 10 for 2nd place (cannot be used on the same night).
We ask a question, then play a song. Your team has the duration of this song to give your answer. No mobiles. web devices or smartwatches can be used, just unnecessary trivial knowledge held between your ears.
presented by Think & Drink Entertainment.
Bootleg Hill Open Mic every Thursday
Are you looking for a place to showcase your talents?
How about Bootleg Hill’s open mic party?
The open mic musical evening is back. Happening weekly at Bootleg Hill Honey Meads in downtown Davenport. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by Dan Fennesy and from 8 p.m.
Winter nights Winter lights illuminating the QC
The Quad City Botanical Center is proud to announce that MidAmerican Energy Company is the presenting sponsor of the fifth annual Winter Nights Winter Lights.
The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 160,000 glowing lights, featuring our largest lighted display to date. Explore the Sun Garden, Kindergarten, Lawns, Pond and Pocket Gardens from our outdoor light exhibit while learning about our biggest fundraiser of the year.
Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night, and visit the outdoor events canopy for hot chocolate and treats to buy from Taste Buds, a downtown Rock Island company that we are proud of. associate.
Bring the kids for free crafts to make and take away or plan your visit at one of our special event nights.
New this year, Botanical Center members and FunBundle members will receive free admission Wednesday evenings during the exhibition. Memberships can be purchased at qcgardens.com.
DATES AND TIMES OF THE EXHIBITIONS
Dec 15 – Jan. 2, every day *, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
* HOLIDAY CALENDAR
Open New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.
$ 8 adults, $ 4 youth 2-15, under 2 free
Members of the Center botanique du Québec and FunBundle members
receive $ 2 off admission
Quad City Botanical Center members and FunBundle members enjoy free entry on Wednesday evenings for the duration of the exhibition. Members must present a membership card at the entrance.
Tickets available on qcgardens.com.
FREE NIGHTS FOR MEMBERS
WEDNESDAY, until 1/2, 5-9 p.m.
Members must present a membership card at the entrance. Advanced tickets not required. Free for Botanical Center members and FunBundle members
12/30 THURSDAY, 6-9 p.m.
Enjoy live music from Roger Carlson and seasonal cocktails indoors at the cash bar. Snacks and hot chocolate provided.
$ 20 couple, $ 10 individual
Celebrate Christmas with Julotta
The Christmas tradition of “Julotta” returns to Bishop Hill State Historic Site. All are invited to attend a non-denominational church service at 6 a.m. on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25 in Colony Church.
The word Julotta comes from the Swedish words for “yule” and “before dawn”. Christmas morning in Sweden begins with assistance at the Julotta service. Since 1970, service has been a tradition at Bishop Hill to help reaffirm the Swedish heritage of the community.
Built in 1848 by Swedish immigrants, the public is invited to attend church service in the settlement’s restored church. The liturgy will be led by Rev. Lisa Unger of the Stronghurst and United Methodist churches. Readers include Reverend Bryan Griem of First Baptist Church in Galva and Reverend Dan Wright of First Congregation Church in Toulon. The organist will be Ann Larson, with special music by Courtney Stone. Coffee and rusks, a Swedish pastry similar to biscotti, will be available at the Colony Church Museum after the service.
Those planning to attend are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, as the shrine will not be heated during the service. Everyone who attends and participates in the service will be required to follow all current CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines regarding face coverings and social distancing.
The community of Bishop Hill, founded by Swedish immigrants in 1846, is located 20 miles south of Interstate 80 and 17 miles east of Interstate 74 in Henry County. Colony Church is located at 101 Maiden Lane in Bishop Hill.
The Bishop Hill site will be closed on December 25 (except for the Julotta service) and January 1, 2022.
For more information on Bishop Hill and other historic sites in the state, visit www.dnr.illinois.gov.