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Posted on: July 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - July 13, 2020

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Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor Mike Thoms focusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on YouTube.

2020 Lincoln Park Concert Series - The 64th Starlight Revue is back in Lincoln Park on Tuesday nights from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  July’s Tuesday night lineup begins with Gray Wolf on the 14th, The Night People on the 21st and Troy Rangel & Friends on the 28th.  Popcorn, soda, chips and candy will be available at our concession stand. 

The Quad City Botanical Center Eco Art Camp  – Young artists ages 5-12 are invited to a weeklong morning art camp to discover nature from an artist’s point of view. Create artwork from nature on topics including plant art, soil art and water art. We’ll have fun in the sun and explore different types of art mediums as we interact with nature in our gardens. This camp is July 27, 2020 – July, 31, 2020 from 9:00 am to noon.  Campers’ artwork will be displayed at our “Art In the Garden” event August 1, 2020.  Artists will receive passes to attend their exhibition.  All campers are required to wear a mask during indoor activities and group activities.  Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask outdoors as well. 

Tell on your Neighbor Awards - Each year, residents of Rock Island are encouraged to “Tell On Your Neighbor” by nominating the yards in their neighborhood that they find to be the most appealing or the most improved.  Digital photos of the nominated yards are required for the nominations, but please do not go on private property. Send the photo and address of the nominated property to the Community & Economic Development Department via e-mail to  For questions please call (309) 732-2905.  Nominations can be made through August 9, 2020.  The City of Rock Island’s Beautification Commission will review all entries and awards will be presented at the August 24th City Council meeting. 

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