About Town: Celebrate summer, take in some art and head out to the farm for flowers and fireflies and more | Fun and Entertainment

ByMary E. Alvarez

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This weekend Eldridge hosts the Moonlight Chase and Eldridge Summer months Fest. The competition kicks off with race packet pickup 3-6 p.m. and stay new music by Soul Storm 7-9 p.m. on Friday and continues all working day Saturday.

Functions will consist of Style of North Scott, featuring a $2 bite at every single booth, kids’ activities, a parade, Maker’s Marketplace, pancake breakfast, hearth division h2o combat, stay tunes from Code 415, a youth race and much more.

The weekend will conclude with the 37th yearly Moonlight Chase, the immediately after-dim race, beginning at 9 p.m. The course will be illuminated and will element tons of entertaining on the route with audio, disco lights and residence parties.

Contributors are encouraged to costume up in costumes with LED lights/glow sticks and neon shades. There will be a Glow Up costume contest before the race. To sign-up online, check out www.moonlightchase.com.

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Delight in the songs of Music For New People at the upcoming Audio on the Lawn live performance Wednesday at Deere-Wiman Household in Moline.

This creative ensemble of musicians have been encouraged by the operate, and participate in, of individuals like Andy Kaufman and Shel Silverstein. The group produces distinctive household-pleasant audio with all sorts of instruments, which include electronics, ukulele, accordion and percussion.

The free live performance commences at 6:30 p.m. with seating on the lawn. Contributors can convey a blanket or garden chairs as nicely as a picnic lunch. There also will be ice product for sale. Appear early, starting at 5 p.m., to partake in a wide variety of family members-helpful functions.

In situation of excessive weather, all events will be moved indoors to the Carriage Residence located on the similar web page. For extra information, contact 309-743-2701 or visit www.butterworthcenter.com.

River Arts Center in Clinton will host a reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday to rejoice Tom Hempel’s watercolor exhibit. The show will be on exhibit through July 30.

Because retiring, Hempel has devoted his time to honing his techniques as a watercolor artist. His paintings emphasis on residences right here and abroad, as very well as landscapes, some from his personal imagination.

River Arts Center is located at 229 5th Ave. S. in downtown Clinton. Hrs are 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays via Saturdays.

The Jewish Federation of the Quad-Metropolitan areas will existing the Israeli Movie Series 2022 at the Figge Artwork Museum in downtown Davenport in the course of the thirty day period of July.

The 1st movie, “Crescendo,” will be screened at 4 p.m. Sunday. This 2020 drama follows globe-famed conductor Eduard Sporck as he accepts the job of building an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra. Having grown up in a condition of war, suppression or consistent risk of terrorist attacks, the younger musicians from the two sides are considerably from in a position to form a workforce. In English and German with English subtitles, the motion picture operates 106 minutes.

All exhibits are at 4 p.m. on Sundays, other displays include, “Sublet,” on July 17 and, “Asia,” on July 31. Tickets, accessible at the doorway, are $7 for grown ups, $6 senior citizens/navy, and absolutely free for students. For more information, call 309-793-1300.

Head out to the farm, Overlook Effie’s Country Bouquets, 27387 130th Ave., Donahue, Iowa, Saturday for a night time of picnics, cupcakes, tea, wine, fireflies, roasting marshmallows, stay audio and the possibility to win remarkable prizes.

The Quad-Metropolitan areas Yoga Basis will host this fundraising celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. with the cupcakes, wine and s’mores provided. Members can deliver picnics, chairs and blankets.

Unique tickets, $50, incorporate entry and 5 raffle tickets for each particular person and can be bought by traveling to https://qcyogafoundation.offeringtree.com/choices/fireflies-and-flowers-one-tickets. Or purchase a blanket, $300, and obtain eight individual tickets and 45 raffle tickets. Blankets are readily available at https://qcyogafoundation.offeringtree.com/choices/fireflies-bouquets-buy-a-blanket.


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