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Posted on: September 17, 2020

ROCK THE RIVER SIX FEET APART-Y

Been There Done That

The QC Rock Academy is teaming up with Rock Island Parks & Recreation for an awesome night of live music with plenty of room for social distancing! ROCK THE RIVER “SIX FEET APART-Y will be held on Saturday, September 26th from 5:00 pm to 9:0...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Organizing at Home? Shred Personal Papers Safely at RI Library

Secure Shredding Event at Rock Island Public Library_sponsored by Gas & Electric Credit Union

Organizing at Home? 

Rock Island Public Library Community Shred Day Offers a Secure Way to Destroy Confidential Papers 

The Rock Island Public Library annual Community Shred Day will be offered on Thursday, September 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Pick up a Hug-A-Book PLAY kit next week!

Hug a Book Event Cover picture of fall books with stickers and more kit items

To sign up for the at-home Hug-A-Book kit, visit the library event calendar or call 309-732-7360.  Registered participants may pick up the kit anytime during library hours between September 21 to 26. Pick up is available inside the Rock Island Do...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Update Rock Island - September 14, 2020

Update RI

Thursday Night Groove Concert – Get your groove on with ‘Class of ‘82’’ at Schwiebert Park sponsored by UnityPoint Health Trinity, Rock Island Happy Joe’s, and Friendship Manor on Septem...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Fall Doggie Fest-Free Fun for Dogs!

doggie fest

Dogs and their owners are invited to a fun afternoon at the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Fall Doggie Fest on Sunday, September 20, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Eleanor Wallace Dog Park and Hasselroth Park located at 28th Street and 78th Ave West Roc...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Leaf Collection Program

Leaf Bags

The City of Rock Island is providing leaf collection for its residential refuse customers from Monday, October 12 through Friday, December 4, 2020, with the following conditions:  Customers must place the leaves in approved paper yard wa...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Fire Hydrant Flushing Program

Fire Hydrant Flushing

The City of Rock Island’s Public Works Department will begin the Fire Hydrant Flushing Program on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at 12:00 AM (midnight).  Crews will be flushing fire hydrants on first and third shifts until completed.

The pu...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

City of Rock Island Response to Storm

Important

City of Rock Island crews are currently out cleaning the roadways of debris, limbs and trees. 

Starting on Monday, August 17, there will be a FREE special collection of ONLY trees, limbs, and branches.  Garbage and other materials should ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Rock Island City-Wide Garage Sales

garage sale

Garage sales will be happening all over Rock Island and Milan the weekend of September 26th. Rock Island Parks and Recreation has an interactive map to show you where they are located! Visit the interactive Google map at http://bit.ly/RIGarageSaleMap to v...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Rock Island Public Library Children’s Events Offer Stories and More Online

Rock Island Public Library logo, Begin Here

On Wednesday, September 9, the Rock Island Public Library offers a Virtual Superhero Party from 10:30 am to 11:15 am via its ZOOM meeting software. Ages 5 and under can listen to a book read by Children’s Librarian Ms. Ranell, and then work on c...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Celebrate the Wonders of Your Library Card

Official Wonder Woman Library Card Sign Up Month art, Libraries are Wonderful

The official “spokesperson” of National Library Card Sign-up Month is Wonder Woman, who reminds everyone that libraries are wonderful. The Rock Island Public Library is also providing wonderful reasons to celebrate with special prize d...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Candidate Packets Available for April 2021 Election

Front of city hall building

Candidates for office in the City of Rock Island may pick up a campaign packet beginning Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. in the Interim City Clerk/Executive Assistant’s office, 1528 Third Avenue, 1st Floor. The packets include general info...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Rock Island Parks and Recreation Fall Fun Activity Guide

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Your guide to fall fun is here! The Rock Island Parks and Recreation has many fall activities being offered to the community. Events such as Groove Concerts, Fall Doggie Fest, City-Wide Garage Sale, and Drive-Through Fright Night. Over 20 fitness classes...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Get Your GROOVE On: Concert Series in Schwiebert Park

stage with band

Rock Island Parks & Recreation is proud to announce the annual Thursday Night Groove Concert Series, sponsored by UnityPoint Health Trinity, Rock Island Happy Joe’s, and Friendship Manor.

The concert series will be held on the Ellis Kell Stag...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Rock River Warning

Rock River Dam

Due to the continued high river level of the Rock River, the City of Rock Island is recommending boaters avoid the Rock River west of Ben Williamson Park. The boat barrier buoys are currently not in place as a result of the high river level, thus making t...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Road Closure to Thru Traffic, 35 ST North of 7 AV

35 ST North of 7 AV Map

Beginning Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 35th Street north of 7th Avenue will be closed due to construction on the campus of Augustana College.  The construction traffic will cause 35th Street to be closed to the public and available only to emergenc...

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