** Holiday Performance Season Has Begun
The Quad Cities has a treat for its visitors in Nov. and Dec. as 14 different holiday performances are scheduled, including The Nutcracker, Handel's Messiah, Cirque du Soleil, and A Christmas Carol. Go to the full news release for detailed information on these performances.
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** 19th Century Christmas at Deere Family Homes
Step back in time at the two historic John Deere family mansions in Moline, Illinois, for the free 19th Century Christmas. On Sunday, Dec. 2 from 12-5 p.m., visit with living-history volunteers, listen to carolers, visit with Santa, and participate in make-and-take activities. For more information, call 309-743-2700 or visit www.butterworthcenter.com
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** Holiday Markets, Exhibits Begin Nov. 23
These unique holiday markets, exhibits, and events to make quick work of your holiday shopping list and have a little fun in the Quad Cities at the same time from a Frost Fest and Posada Navidena parties. Go to the full news release for detailed information on these great events.
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** Art Museum Exhibit Showcases Priceless Quilts
The Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street in downtown Davenport, Iowa, has a new exhibit that shows 27 priceless quilts from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) in New York City. It features classic examples of many major quilt types from the beginning of the 19th century to the end of the 20th century. On display thru Feb. 3. Open 10 am-5 pm Tuesday-Sunday, and until 9 pm on Thursday. For more information, 563-326-7804 or www.figgeartmuseum.org
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** German Museum Highlights History of Silent Night
"Stories of Silent Night" or Stille Nacht as it was originally written in German in Austria almost 200 years ago is the theme for the annual holiday exhibit opening Saturday, November 10th at the German American Heritage Center, 712 West 2nd Street in Davenport, Iowa. On display thru Jan. 6. For more information, 563-322-8844 or www.gahc.org
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** Historic Downtown Districts Decorate for the Season
This is a magical time leading up to the holidays. In the Quad Cities and surrounding communities, many of the historic downtown districts decorate for the season and celebrate with events, parades, shopping, fireworks, living windows, and Christmas walks. Go to the full news release for detailed information on 9 great events.
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