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Posted on: April 11, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - April 11, 2022

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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.

Your Earth Day Celebration - Community members of all ages are invited to attend Your Earth Day Celebration at Longview Park on Sunday, April 24th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  Join us in celebrating the ways our area stays green, and learn more about how to engage in environmentally friendly habits to sustain our area. This free event, hosted by Rock Island Parks and Recreation, will feature a youth recycled art show, arts and crafts for kids, educational opportunities, healthy snacks, a scavenger hunt, and a park service project. The service project will involve cleaning up trash and sticks in the park and around the neighborhood, so bring work gloves if you plan on participating. 

The Martin Luther King Center - In partnership with Family Resources, is hosting free GED classes and other services such as career exploration, life skills and parenting classes for 16-21-year-olds. Visit for more information. 

 Spring into Fun and Learning April 11-15, 2022 at the Rock Island Public Library with events including:

  • Hug-A-Book Learning Through Play free take-home kit for families with children ages 2 through 5. Register via the library calendar. Each kit includes play activities such as a morning and bedtime routine clip book and a calm-down-do-it-yourself activity. Kit pick up will be April 18-23 at Rock Island Library locations.  
  • Money Smart Week online webinars for adults on budgeting, credit, homebuying, and retirement planning at 1:00 pm every day this week. To sign up for the free 30-minute webinars, visit the Money Smart Week website 
  • Rock Island Arsenal lecture series with Army Sustainment Command historians. The April 13 talk is offered at 2 pm at the Downtown Library, and is on the military’s involvement in the Black Hawk War of 1832.  For more events and information, visit the library website at   

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