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QC PastPort: A Project to Preserve Quad Cities History

join us in learning from Natalie Linville-Mass about the QC PastPort project from its beginnings to its present-day activities; dive into the history of the Quad Cities by hearing about an innovative partnership with the Channel Cat Water Taxi and area non-profits; QC PastPort offers self-guided, interactive, physical, and digital tours throughout the Quad Cities bringing history to life; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: QC PastPort: A Project to Preserve Quad Cities History. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Commercial Fishing

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; experience a commercial fisherman's stories and how to make a living fishing the river; enjoy a wild catfish lunch after the tour; $20; for information and to register, call 563) 322-2969. Event Title: Commercial Fishing. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Dubai Reprise

3 & 7pm presentations in the 53rd season of the DeWitt Noon Lions Club, by Marcie Siegel; back by popular demand, Marcie will present a repeat of a program she offered several years ago about a mysterious area that continues to be in the news today and which is off the beaten path for most travelers; the United Arab Emirates area that includes Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, and Oman offers a view of very different cultures and countries; the people and their ways of life as well as remarkable sights, including the world’s tallest building, will fascinate viewers; $5 suggested donation; for information, call 563-320-9495 or 563-320-4958. Event Title: Dubai Reprise. Venue: DeWitt Operahouse Theatre. Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. DeWitt Operahouse Theatre.

Dubai Reprise

3 & 7pm presentations in the 53rd season of the DeWitt Noon Lions Club, by Marcie Siegel; back by popular demand, Marcie will present a repeat of a program she offered several years ago about a mysterious area that continues to be in the news today and which is off the beaten path for most travelers; the United Arab Emirates area that includes Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, and Oman offers a view of very different cultures and countries; the people and their ways of life as well as remarkable sights, including the world’s tallest building, will fascinate viewers; $5 suggested donation; for information, call 563-320-9495 or 563-320-4958. Event Title: Dubai Reprise. Venue: DeWitt Operahouse Theatre. Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. DeWitt Operahouse Theatre.

Record of Contagious Diseases 1880-1908: A Historical Room Treasure

from late 1880 until June of the year 1908, the City of Rock Island required its medical doctors to submit to the City Clerk the names and circumstances of any citizens who were diagnosed with a contagious disease; this afternoon, that original record will be on display, accompanied by a presentation about what it can tell us today and the importance its information can have for researchers and students; the library’s Reference Librarian James Shearouse will give the presentation; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Event Title: Record of Contagious Diseases 1880-1908: A Historical Room Treasure. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Race Between the Iron Horse and the Last Bison: 1833-1870

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; historian Karen Anderson takes participants back to the days when bison, wolves and bears roamed the county and waterfowl blackened the sky overhead; meet at Lindsay Park Overlook; park along East River Street; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Race Between the Iron Horse and the Last Bison: 1833-1870. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Commercial Fishing

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; experience a commercial fisherman's stories and how to make a living fishing the river; enjoy a wild catfish lunch after the tour; $20; for information and to register, call 563) 322-2969. Event Title: Commercial Fishing. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, June 2, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

QC Paths: Fun at any Speed

even 20-minute milers enjoy personal reflection, new scenery, and fresh perspectives unaccessible by car; the Cornbelt Running Club will be on hand to tell you more about the cool benefits, routes, and resources locally; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: QC Paths: Fun at any Speed. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Thursday, June 2, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Wishcycling

Scott County's bins are full of good intentions, but not everything can be recycled; find out if you are putting in the wrong items; Waste Commission of Scott County will show us the most frequent offenders leading to contaminated loads; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Wishcycling. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Friday, June 3, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Virtual Opening the Box: Ament, Inc: Early Scott County, Iowa Surveys and Plats Collection

we will explore the Ament, Inc collection of Early Scott County surveys and plats; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual Opening the Box: Ament, Inc: Early Scott County, Iowa Surveys and Plats Collection. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Friday, June 3, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Race Between the Iron Horse and the Last Bison: 1833-1870

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; historian Karen Anderson takes participants back to the days when bison, wolves and bears roamed the county and waterfowl blackened the sky overhead; meet at Lindsay Park Overlook; park along East River Street; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Race Between the Iron Horse and the Last Bison: 1833-1870. Venue: River Action. Saturday, June 4, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society: What's New at the Family History Center!

hosted by the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society and the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center of the Davenport Public Library; June's presentation is about what is new at the Family History Center. The Family History Center Director, Chris Thomspson, will be sharing what projects and changes have happened over the last few years; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society: What's New at the Family History Center! Venue: Family History Center. Saturday, June 4, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Family History Center. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Quad Cities' Role in the Corn Belt Ports

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; Colonel Bob Sinkler, Ret. discusses how the Corn Belt Ports attracted $1.24 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill; the short- and long-term benefits of the federal investment in greater Quad Cities region; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Quad Cities' Role in the Corn Belt Ports. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Rock Island Arsenal 160th Anniversary Series: Rock Island & the Civil War

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 the Rock Island Arsenal over its 160-year existence; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Rock Island Arsenal 160th Anniversary Series: Rock Island & the Civil War. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Hauberg Estate: A Jens Jensen Landscape Restoration

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; Deb Kuntzi, executive director, discusses the estate and gardens, one of the few complete Jens Jensen garden designs in the U.S.; meet at Hauberg Estate front door, 1300 24th St. Rock Island; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Hauberg Estate: A Jens Jensen Landscape Restoration. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

What Happened to Black Hawk's Remains?

learn the disgraceful story of Black Hawk’s remains from his 1838 death in Davis County, Iowa to their final resting place; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: What Happened to Black Hawk's Remains? Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Dream Studies: A Gateway to Knowledge

with Marcia Flory; learn to remember, interpret, and program your dreams to understand and apply the guidance received to gain greater insights into all areas of your life; $25 includes lunch; for information, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org or call 563-374-1092. Event Title: Dream Studies: A Gateway to Knowledge. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Thursday, June 9, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Quad Cities' Role in the Corn Belt Ports

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; Colonel Bob Sinkler, Ret. discusses how the Corn Belt Ports attracted $1.24 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill; the short- and long-term benefits of the federal investment in greater Quad Cities region; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Quad Cities' Role in the Corn Belt Ports. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, June 9, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Sacred Grace of Aging

with Sr. Kathleen Sadler, OSF; let’s look with joy at what has been and optimism for what is yet to come; gain insights on the many angles of aging; $150 includes lodging and meals; for information, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org or call 563-374-1092. Event Title: Sacred Grace of Aging. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Friday, June 10, 2022, 5:00 PM – Sunday, June 12, 2022, 11:00 AM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Hauberg Estate: A Jens Jensen Landscape Restoration

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; Deb Kuntzi, executive director, discusses the estate and gardens, one of the few complete Jens Jensen garden designs in the U.S.; meet at Hauberg Estate front door, 1300 24th St. Rock Island; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Hauberg Estate: A Jens Jensen Landscape Restoration. Venue: River Action. Saturday, June 11, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

River Bandits on the Mississippi

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; join River Bandits owner Dave Heller as he talks about the professional baseball team, Modern Woodmen Park, and the challenges/advantages of operating a business along the Mississippi River; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: River Bandits on the Mississippi. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

The History of "The Heights"

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; walking tour with Matt Johnston covers early settlement, Civil War and Dakota internment camps and residential development; meet at Lindsay Park, Davenport, east of Jersey Ridge Rd. on 11th St.; parking along north side of 11th St.; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: The History of "The Heights". Venue: River Action. Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

River Bandits on the Mississippi

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; join River Bandits owner Dave Heller as he talks about the professional baseball team, Modern Woodmen Park, and the challenges/advantages of operating a business along the Mississippi River; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: River Bandits on the Mississippi. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, June 16, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

A Way to God: Thomas Merton’s Creation Spirituality Journey

with Rev. Matthew Fox, PhD; Thomas Merton was a spiritual giant, an intellectual genius and an activist in his own way; we will explore and discuss some of his rich teachings; $20; for information, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org or call 563-374-1092. Event Title: A Way to God: Thomas Merton’s Creation Spirituality Journey. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Thursday, June 16, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

The History of "The Heights"

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; walking tour with Matt Johnston covers early settlement, Civil War and Dakota internment camps and residential development; meet at Lindsay Park, Davenport, east of Jersey Ridge Rd. on 11th St.; parking along north side of 11th St.; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: The History of "The Heights". Venue: River Action. Saturday, June 18, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Discover the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

learn about Samuel F. B. Morse, the Titanic, documents that bring history to life, field trips, weddings, the Mini-Museum Program, tours and so much more; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Discover the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Saturday, June 18, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Steamboating on the Upper Mississippi

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; historian Karen Anderson details the rise of steamboats to serve land acquired by in the Black Hawk Purchase; by 1907, the Streckfus family of Rock Island had amassed the largest fleet of luxury steamboats in the world; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Steamboating on the Upper Mississippi. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

QC Trails: Discovering the Trails in Our Area

join us for a presentation from QCTrails to learn about all the fabulous trails in our area; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: QC Trails: Discovering the Trails in Our Area. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Make Your Small Business More Accessible

learn how to make your small business more accessible; when businesses build digital communications that allow people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with products and services, it expands their market; implementing accessibility best practices can help businesses grow, and improve the experience for all users; we’ll show you what does accessibility online mean, tips for being more inclusive, how to design for accessibility: web pages, email, and tips for physical spaces; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Make Your Small Business More Accessible. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Regenerative Farming Practices

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; Rob Ewoldt, of Ewoldt Farms, discusses what farm operators are doing to preserve and protect farm land and local waterways; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Regenerative Farming Practices. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Steamboating on the Upper Mississippi

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; historian Karen Anderson details the rise of steamboats to serve land acquired by in the Black Hawk Purchase; by 1907, the Streckfus family of Rock Island had amassed the largest fleet of luxury steamboats in the world; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Steamboating on the Upper Mississippi. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, June 23, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Regenerative Farming Practices

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; Rob Ewoldt, of Ewoldt Farms, discusses what farm operators are doing to preserve and protect farm land and local waterways; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Regenerative Farming Practices. Venue: River Action. Saturday, June 25, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

TEDxDavenport 2020

featuring talks by Michael Kutcher (Disabilities), Jessie Adams (Overcoming Obstacles), Danielle Colby (Burlesque), Bushra Amiwala (Politics & Faith), Becky Schumacher (Guerilla Gardening), Dr. Bobby Koneru (Fasting & Cancer), Kevin Reome (Improv & Leadership), John Calvelli (Wildlife Conservation & National Security), David Cohen (History of Bagpipes), Ruth Oelrich (Adolescent Education), Julian Sanchez (Neuroscience & Farming), Michael Hurley (CIA & Afghanistan), Dr. Robert Pearl (Healthcare System Transformation), and Aaron Warner (Dark Web), plus performers Natalie Brown (Sitar Performance), and Matt Woods (Slide Guitar Performance); TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group; $23; for tickets, call 800-745-3000. Venue: Adler Theatre. Saturday, June 25, 2022, 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Adler Theatre. For more info visit www.adlertheatre.com.

Raptors Along the River

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; Scott County Conservation Naturalist Dave Mucia discusses birds of prey in our area; be sure to bring your kids to see a live raptor from the Wapsi River Center up close; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Raptors Along the River. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

History of Arsenal Island

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; historian Kevin Braafladt discusses Civil War prison barracks, stone shops and World War I and II service; meet at Memorial Field Picnic Pavilion (arrive at RIA Visitor Center, Moline entrance, 30 minutes prior to obtain pass); $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: History of Arsenal Island. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Raptors Along the River

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; Scott County Conservation Naturalist Dave Mucia discusses birds of prey in our area; be sure to bring your kids to see a live raptor from the Wapsi River Center up close; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Raptors Along the River. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, June 30, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Virtual Opening the Box: The Gordon-Van Tine Company

we will explore our collections on the Davenport kit-house company Gordon-Van Tine.; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual Opening the Box: The Gordon-Van Tine Company. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Friday, July 1, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

History of Arsenal Island

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; historian Kevin Braafladt discusses Civil War prison barracks, stone shops and World War I and II service; meet at Memorial Field Picnic Pavilion (arrive at RIA Visitor Center, Moline entrance, 30 minutes prior to obtain pass); $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: History of Arsenal Island. Venue: River Action. Saturday, July 2, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Plastic Pollution on the Mighty Mississippi

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; Lori McCollum, PACG-EF, discusses plastic pollution of the Mississippi River; forty percent of the plastic pollution in the Gulf of Mexico comes down the Mississippi River; learn how we can help keep the QC waters clear of plastic waste; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Plastic Pollution on the Mighty Mississippi. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Unseen Gems: Native Fish

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; arborist Scott Carlson discusses the variety of small, non-game fish that abound in small bodies of water; try your hand at collecting some; meet at Eastern Avenue Park parking lot, 2900 Eastern Ave. Davenport; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Unseen Gems: Native Fish. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Plastic Pollution on the Mighty Mississippi

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; Lori McCollum, PACG-EF, discusses plastic pollution of the Mississippi River; forty percent of the plastic pollution in the Gulf of Mexico comes down the Mississippi River; learn how we can help keep the QC waters clear of plastic waste; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Plastic Pollution on the Mighty Mississippi. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, July 7, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Unseen Gems: Native Fish

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; arborist Scott Carlson discusses the variety of small, non-game fish that abound in small bodies of water; try your hand at collecting some; meet at Eastern Avenue Park parking lot, 2900 Eastern Ave. Davenport; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Unseen Gems: Native Fish. Venue: River Action. Saturday, July 9, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Quad City's "First Residents"

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; Beth Carvey, Ret. Black Hawk Historical Society discusses indigenous peoples who have occupied this region of the Mississippi River Valley over the last 10,000 years; special emphasis on Sauk and Meskwaki (Fox) tribes, 1740 to 1831; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Quad City's "First Residents". Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Passion for Trees: Planting, Importance, and Climate Change

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; arborist Scott Carlson talks about the beauty and utility of trees; discuss species tendencies and preventable tree problems; meet at Lower Lindsay Park, parking lot east of the Lindsay Park Yacht Club, Davenport; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Passion for Trees: Planting, Importance, and Climate Change. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Quad City's "First Residents"

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; Beth Carvey, Ret. Black Hawk Historical Society discusses indigenous peoples who have occupied this region of the Mississippi River Valley over the last 10,000 years; special emphasis on Sauk and Meskwaki (Fox) tribes, 1740 to 1831; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Quad City's "First Residents". Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, July 14, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Passion for Trees: Planting, Importance, and Climate Change

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; arborist Scott Carlson talks about the beauty and utility of trees; discuss species tendencies and preventable tree problems; meet at Lower Lindsay Park, parking lot east of the Lindsay Park Yacht Club, Davenport; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Passion for Trees: Planting, Importance, and Climate Change. Venue: River Action. Saturday, July 16, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Mussles and the I-74 Bridge

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; millions of mussels, including some endangered species, are found in this section of the river; Jon Duyvejonck will explain why they are important and provide updates on the relocation of the 140,000 mussels as part of the I-74 project; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Mussles and the I-74 Bridge. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Floreciente to Sylvan: Connecting Neighborhoods with Historic Sites

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; Mary Chappell and Norm Moline discuss planned trail to connect Sylvan Island and the Mississippi River with Moline’s Floreciente neighborhood; meet at St. John’s Lutheran Church parking lot, 45th St. and 6th Ave. Rock Island; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Floreciente to Sylvan: Connecting Neighborhoods with Historic Sites. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Mussles and the I-74 Bridge

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; millions of mussels, including some endangered species, are found in this section of the river; Jon Duyvejonck will explain why they are important and provide updates on the relocation of the 140,000 mussels as part of the I-74 project; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Mussles and the I-74 Bridge. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, July 21, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Floreciente to Sylvan: Connecting Neighborhoods with Historic Sites

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; Mary Chappell and Norm Moline discuss planned trail to connect Sylvan Island and the Mississippi River with Moline’s Floreciente neighborhood; meet at St. John’s Lutheran Church parking lot, 45th St. and 6th Ave. Rock Island; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Floreciente to Sylvan: Connecting Neighborhoods with Historic Sites. Venue: River Action. Saturday, July 23, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

History and Future of Hydropower on Upper Mississippi

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; Roger Viadero, Western Illinois University, will discuss history of hydropower (while visiting the low-head power dam in Sylvan Slough) and examine the future of hydropower on the Upper Mississippi River $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: History and Future of Hydropower on Upper Mississippi. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

North Slope Water Treatment Plant

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; WPC Treatment Operations Manager Greg Pyles provides tour of state-of-the-art $44-million North Slope Water Treatment Plant; meet at North Slope Water Treatment Plant, 7 1st Ave, Moline; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: North Slope Water Treatment Plant. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

History and Future of Hydropower on Upper Mississippi

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; Roger Viadero, Western Illinois University, will discuss history of hydropower (while visiting the low-head power dam in Sylvan Slough) and examine the future of hydropower on the Upper Mississippi River $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: History and Future of Hydropower on Upper Mississippi. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, July 28, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

North Slope Water Treatment Plant

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; WPC Treatment Operations Manager Greg Pyles provides tour of state-of-the-art $44-million North Slope Water Treatment Plant; meet at North Slope Water Treatment Plant, 7 1st Ave, Moline; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: North Slope Water Treatment Plant. Venue: River Action. Saturday, July 30, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Beiderbecke and Bellson

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; 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; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Beiderbecke and Bellson. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Green Rooftops

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; Teresa Nelson leads tour of unique local farm that custom-grows vegetated roof modules that have become part of "green" buildings in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas; meet at: 20770 Utica Ridge Road, Davenport; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Green Rooftops. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Beiderbecke and Bellson

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; 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; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Beiderbecke and Bellson. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, August 4, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Virtual Opening the Box

explore and learn about the curious world of archives and manuscripts at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center; each month, we will cover a different topic relating to the use and study of archives and manuscripts; we will feature collections and examples of relevant materials during each presentation; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual Opening the Box. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Friday, August 5, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Green Rooftops

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; Teresa Nelson leads tour of unique local farm that custom-grows vegetated roof modules that have become part of "green" buildings in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas; meet at: 20770 Utica Ridge Road, Davenport; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Green Rooftops. Venue: River Action. Saturday, August 6, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

River Landscape Mosaic

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; Dr. Reuben Heine and Dr. Norm Moline, Augustana College explore why the river flows east-west here, what river processes are, and how humans have changed them; visit Pool 15 from Arsenal Island to Hampton with a view of I-74 Bridge construction; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: River Landscape Mosaic. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

How David Sears Brought John Deere to Moline

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; Frank Ege explores how one of Moline's founders used the promise of free water power to persuade John Deere to build his plow factory in Moline; meet at John Deere Commons Channel Cat Dock; the presentation will be on the shore; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: How David Sears Brought John Deere to Moline. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

River Landscape Mosaic

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; Dr. Reuben Heine and Dr. Norm Moline, Augustana College explore why the river flows east-west here, what river processes are, and how humans have changed them; visit Pool 15 from Arsenal Island to Hampton with a view of I-74 Bridge construction; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: River Landscape Mosaic. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

How David Sears Brought John Deere to Moline

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; Frank Ege explores how one of Moline's founders used the promise of free water power to persuade John Deere to build his plow factory in Moline; meet at John Deere Commons Channel Cat Dock; the presentation will be on the shore; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: How David Sears Brought John Deere to Moline. Venue: River Action. Saturday, August 13, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Lock and Dam 15 Improvements

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; as participants are locked through, Anthony Huddlesten, civil engineer, USACE, will discuss why Lock & Dam 15, the first lock constructed for the 9-foot channel system in the 1930s, was built; learn how it operates and is maintained; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Lock and Dam 15 Improvements. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

German American Heritage

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; Kory Darnell, Schützen Park Glide, explains role of German immigrants in the founding of the Quad Cities while exploring Schuetzen Park and its history; meet at Schuetzen Park, 700 Waverly Rd. Davenport; please bring sturdy shoes; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: German American Heritage. Venue: River Action. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.

Lock and Dam 15 Improvements

a presentation in River Action's Channel Cat Talks series; as participants are locked through, Anthony Huddlesten, civil engineer, USACE, will discuss why Lock & Dam 15, the first lock constructed for the 9-foot channel system in the 1930s, was built; learn how it operates and is maintained; $20; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: Lock and Dam 15 Improvements. Venue: Riverbend Commons Dock. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Riverbend Commons Dock. For more info visit riveraction.org.

German American Heritage

Wed. 6:30pm and Sat. 9am; a presentation in River Action's Riverine Walks series; Kory Darnell, Schützen Park Glide, explains role of German immigrants in the founding of the Quad Cities while exploring Schuetzen Park and its history; meet at Schuetzen Park, 700 Waverly Rd. Davenport; please bring sturdy shoes; $10; for information and to register, call 563-322-2969. Event Title: German American Heritage. Venue: River Action. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. River Action. For more info visit riveraction.org.