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Sylvan Island History Tour

a Riverine Walk with Dr. Norm Moline of Augustana College and Ben Terronez; Sylvan Island has had many uses in its 150-year history, and throughout that history, the Hispanic-American community has had an important role; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Sylvan Island History Tour. Venue: River Action. Saturday, July 24, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Building a Better Riverway

a Channel Cat Talk; Col. Bob Sinkler, Ret. discusses ongoing projects and the current administration's plans for improvements along the Mississippi River; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Building a Better Riverway. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Hampton's Historic Riverfront Walking Tour

a Riverine Walk; Hampton Historical Society member Tom McKay discusses houses, businesses and customs that linked Hampton to the Mississippi River; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Hampton's Historic Riverfront Walking Tour. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Building a Better Riverway

a Channel Cat Talk; Col. Bob Sinkler, Ret. discusses ongoing projects and the current administration's plans for improvements along the Mississippi River; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Building a Better Riverway. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, July 29, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Hampton's Historic Riverfront Walking Tour

a Riverine Walk; Hampton Historical Society member Tom McKay discusses houses, businesses and customs that linked Hampton to the Mississippi River; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Hampton's Historic Riverfront Walking Tour. Venue: River Action. Saturday, July 31, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society: Swedish Genealogy with the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center

August's presentation is on Swedish genealogy and the resources available at the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center; they will cover the resources the Swenson Center has, a beginner’s how-to for Swedish genealogy, and suggestions and tips on how to work with those materials; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society: Swedish Genealogy with the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Monday, August 2, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Beiderbecke and Bellson

a Channel Cat Talk with Josh Duffee of the Bix Society; learn about the lives of Bix Beiderbecke and Louie Bellson through recorded music, recently discovered historical information, anecdotes, and their connections to the Quad City area; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Beiderbecke and Bellson. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Patriots of the Prairie: John Brown Strides Down Brady Street

a Riverine Walk; historian Karen Anderson explains how abolitionists of Davenport helped John Brown ignite the Civil War; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Patriots of the Prairie: John Brown Strides Down Brady Street. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Virtual Presentation: Protect Yourself from Online Scams

learn to identify and protect yourself and your personal information from online scammers. In this workshop you'll learn about three real-life online scams and familiarize yourself with some of the techniques scammers commonly use to access sensitive information; we are offering this free program in conjunction with Grow with Google; this program will be meeting virtually using Zoom; registration required; event URL will be sent via registration email; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: Protect Yourself from Online Scams. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Beiderbecke and Bellson

a Channel Cat Talk with Josh Duffee of the Bix Society; learn about the lives of Bix Beiderbecke and Louie Bellson through recorded music, recently discovered historical information, anecdotes, and their connections to the Quad City area; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Beiderbecke and Bellson. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, August 5, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Patriots of the Prairie: John Brown Strides Down Brady Street

a Riverine Walk; historian Karen Anderson explains how abolitionists of Davenport helped John Brown ignite the Civil War; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Patriots of the Prairie: John Brown Strides Down Brady Street. Venue: River Action. Saturday, August 7, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

River Landscape Mosaic

a Channel Cat Talk with Dr. Reuben Heine and Dr. Norm Moline of Augustana College; learn why the river flows east-west here, what the river processes are, and how humans have changed them; pool 15 from Arsenal Island to Hampton with view of I-74 Bridge construction; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: River Landscape Mosaic. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections: Eliminating Gun Violence

a live-streamed conversation series in the "Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate" series on the leading social-justice issues of our time; each month, this series will focus on a different social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought provoking and engaging conversation; three panelists from different walks of life, including Catholic Sisters, will bring unique perspectives to each session; free. Event Title: Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections: Eliminating Gun Violence. Venue: Humility of Mary Center. Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Humility of Mary Center. For more info visit exploringintersections.org.

Virtual Remembering World War I History Series: Pershing's Army

take another look at World War I military history, and learn about local and/or Rock Island Arsenal history related to WWI; Arsenal historians discuss the role of General Pershing's First Army in fighting the war; for information, call 309-732-7323. Event Title: Virtual Remembering World War I History Series: Pershing's Army. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit rockislandlibrary.org.

Virtual WWI Lecture Series: Pershing's First Army

join Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal, and the Army Sustainment Command History Office in exploring the history of WWI through a discussion of General John Joseph Pershing's First Army; delve deeper into First World War history by learning about Quad Cities and Rock Island Arsenal historical ties; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual WWI Lecture Series: Pershing's First Army. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Renewing Moline: Redeveloping the Riverfront

a Riverine Walk; Alex Elias of Renew Moline offers an overview of redevelopment along the riverfront, the city's "front porch"; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Renewing Moline: Redeveloping the Riverfront. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

River Landscape Mosaic

a Channel Cat Talk with Dr. Reuben Heine and Dr. Norm Moline of Augustana College; learn why the river flows east-west here, what the river processes are, and how humans have changed them; pool 15 from Arsenal Island to Hampton with view of I-74 Bridge construction; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: River Landscape Mosaic. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, August 12, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Virtual Presentation -- Haunted History? The Darker Side of Davenport: Mayhem, Mysteries and Ghost Tales

German American Heritage Center Director, Kelly Lao will guide us as we explore the mayhem, the mystery and ghosts; for information, call 309-524-2470. Event Title: Virtual Presentation -- Haunted History? The Darker Side of Davenport: Mayhem, Mysteries and Ghost Tales. Venue: Moline Public Library. Friday, August 13, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Renewing Moline: Redeveloping the Riverfront

a Riverine Walk; Alex Elias of Renew Moline offers an overview of redevelopment along the riverfront, the city's "front porch"; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Renewing Moline: Redeveloping the Riverfront. Venue: River Action. Saturday, August 14, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Virtual Presentation: Improve Your Resume with Practical Strategies

in this workshop, you'll get four strategies to improve your resume and a checklist of tips to help you communicate your strengths; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: Improve Your Resume with Practical Strategies. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Monday, August 16, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Quad City's "First Residents"

a Channel Cat Talk with Christina Kastell, Curator at the Putnam Museum; explore the prehistory of the Quad Cities and discover why Sac warrior Black Hawk went to war with the United States; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Quad City's "First Residents". Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

How to Pay for College: Understanding the Financial Aid Process presented by ICAN

presented by Lupe Hernandez, a Student Success Advisor with the Iowa College Access Network; information will include financial aid options & filling out applications; this presentation is aimed at High School Students and their support systems, however, many middle school students have also found this information useful; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: How to Pay for College: Understanding the Financial Aid Process presented by ICAN. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Confluence

a Riverine Walk; Augustana College's Dr. Norm Moline discusses how the confluence of rivers, including the Rock and Mississippi Rivers, provide unique environments and fascinating histories; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Confluence. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Quad City's "First Residents"

a Channel Cat Talk with Christina Kastell, Curator at the Putnam Museum; explore the prehistory of the Quad Cities and discover why Sac warrior Black Hawk went to war with the United States; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Quad City's "First Residents". Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, August 19, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Virtual Presentation: The Lafayette Escadrille

a program in the 3rd Thursday at Hoover's Presidential Library & Museum series, presented by documentary filmmaker and historical researcher Darroch Greer; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: The Lafayette Escadrille. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Thursday, August 19, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Confluence

a Riverine Walk; Augustana College's Dr. Norm Moline discusses how the confluence of rivers, including the Rock and Mississippi Rivers, provide unique environments and fascinating histories; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Confluence. Venue: River Action. Saturday, August 21, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Anticipating the Flood

a Channel Cat Talk; Jessica Brooks of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will discuss the historic characteristics of flood levels, forecasting of river levels and spring flooding; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Anticipating the Flood. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Stubb's Eddy and Village of East Davenport

a Riverine Walk; historian Karen Anderson explains why Stubb's Eddy was a gathering point for hundreds of years and its place as the oldest intact rafting district in Iowa; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Stubb's Eddy and Village of East Davenport. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Anticipating the Flood

a Channel Cat Talk; Jessica Brooks of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will discuss the historic characteristics of flood levels, forecasting of river levels and spring flooding; hosted by River Action; $15; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Anticipating the Flood. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, August 26, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Stubb's Eddy and Village of East Davenport

a Riverine Walk; historian Karen Anderson explains why Stubb's Eddy was a gathering point for hundreds of years and its place as the oldest intact rafting district in Iowa; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Stubb's Eddy and Village of East Davenport. Venue: River Action. Saturday, August 28, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Legacy of Campbell's Island

a Riverine Walk; Susan McPeters, D.A.R. provides early stories about conflict, the history, and the work to preserve the legacy of Campbell's Island Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Legacy of Campbell's Island. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Legacy of Campbell's Island

a Riverine Walk; Susan McPeters, D.A.R. provides early stories about conflict, the history, and the work to preserve the legacy of Campbell's Island Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6; for information, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Legacy of Campbell's Island. Venue: River Action. Saturday, September 4, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections: Economic Justice

a live-streamed conversation series in the "Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate" series on the leading social-justice issues of our time; each month, this series will focus on a different social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought provoking and engaging conversation; three panelists from different walks of life, including Catholic Sisters, will bring unique perspectives to each session; free. Event Title: Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections:Economic Justice. Venue: Humility of Mary Center. Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Humility of Mary Center. For more info visit exploringintersections.org.

An Evening with Mick Foley

this limited tour features the WWE Hall of Famer, Mick Foley, recounting some of his greatest stories from his hit autobiography 'Have a Nice Day!' and sharing his memories of some of the most infamous moments in pro wrestling history; $20; for tickets and information, call 563-328-8000. Event Title: An Evening with Mick Foley. Venue: Rhythm City Casino Resort Rhythm Room. Monday, September 13, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Rhythm City Casino Resort Rhythm Room. For more info visit www.rhythmcitycasino.com.

Bill Nye

as the engineer, comedian, author, inventor, and Science Guy blends humor, intellectual curiosity, and devotion to solving some of the world’s most complex challenges through science, Nye inspires audiences of all ages to engage with and improve our world; free; for information, call 319-335-1160. Event Title: Bill Nye. Venue: Hancher Auditorium. Monday, September 27, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Hancher Auditorium. For more info visit hancher.uiowa.edu.

Gretchen Rubin: The Happiness Project

an influential, thought-provoking observer of happiness and human nature, Rubin will deliver a talk drawn from her runaway bestseller "The Happiness Project"; free; for information, call 319-335-1160. Event Title: Gretchen Rubin: The Happiness Project. Venue: Hancher Auditorium. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Hancher Auditorium. For more info visit hancher.uiowa.edu.

Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections: Food Security

a live-streamed conversation series in the "Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate" series on the leading social-justice issues of our time; each month, this series will focus on a different social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought provoking and engaging conversation; three panelists from different walks of life, including Catholic Sisters, will bring unique perspectives to each session; free. Event Title: Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections: Food Security. Venue: Humility of Mary Center. Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Humility of Mary Center. For more info visit exploringintersections.org.