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BHS Hunger Drive Trivia Night

The Bettendorf High School Student Council will host a trivia night fundraiser for the Quad-City Student Hunger Drive on Friday, Oct. 19 at the school. Door will open at 6:30 p.m. with trivia beginning at 7 p.m.

There will be a food truck and participants can bring non-perishable food items to donate to receive an extra mulligan.

For more information or to sign up, email $80 team of 8, $10 per person.

Kooky, spooky and all-together ooky activities

During Scarecrow Shenanigans, almost every gallery in the Family Museum will  have Halloween-themed art activities, games and science projects, including a Scarecrow Creation Station, Pinecone Bats, Ghostly Bobbleheads, an Indiana Bones Skeleton Search, Glow Games, Dr. B’s Mad Science Show and more. 

The event will be noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21.

David Casas will perform magic shows at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., with a meet and greet after the 3:30 p.m. show and more.

Participants may come in costume.

Admission is free for Family Museum members and $9 for the general public. For more information, call 563-344-4106, or visit

Bettendorf High School to hold Child Development Classes

Bettendorf High School will hold child development classes from 10-11 a.m. on multiple dates throughout the year. This class for children 2-4 years will give high school students a chance to observe children at various stages of development. There will be planned activities as well as free play to observe student-child, student-caregiver and parent interaction. Activities and snacks will be provided. The caregiver/parent needs to be present during play time and younger siblings also may attend.

Dates are as follows:

December 6, 13 and 20

February 21 and 28, March 7

May 9, 16 and 23

For more information, contact Elizabeth Kieffer at

Citywide Clean up Scheduled for Oct. 20 in Riverdale

The City of Riverdale announced bulky waste pick-ups will start at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. This bulky waste pick-up day corresponds with the citywide clean up scheduled to take place that day.

Residents who are interested in learning more, want to clean up your yard and neighborhood or would like to be part of a team cleaning up the City’s parks or roadways,  may visit

Local Artist to Take Up Residency in the Bettendorf Public Library’s Creation Studio

Pat Bereskin, local artist and owner of Beréskin Gallery in Bettendorf, will be on hand at the Bettendorf Public Library’s Creation Studio 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 10. Library visitors of all ages may drop by the Studio to watch Bereskin painting and demonstrating skills inspired by the French Moderns exhibit at the Figge Museum. This Creation Studio Residency program is being offered in collaboration with the Figge's, "French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950," exhibit.

Pat Bradley Bereskin, a native of Bettendorf, was an art teacher for many years and now operates the Bereskin Art Gallery in downtown Bettendorf. The gallery features Midwestern artists and regional works.

Pleasant Valley High School to offer special performance of Fall musical for local Senior Citizens

The Pleasant Valley High School Drama Department will present an open dress rehearsal of the fall musical, "Kiss Me, Kate," for senior citizens at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Pleasant Valley High School Theatre. There will be no charge for admission and refreshments will be served at intermission.

Attendees may park at the First Baptist Church, 3593 Middle Road. There will be a shuttle bus starting at 12:45 p.m. to take guests to the school and then back to the parking area after the performance. There also will be people available to help guests on and off the buses. Drop off at the high school will be permitted, however, due to construction and school being in session, parking will be extremely limited with only a few handicapped parking spots.

To help determine the number of guests, please RSVP to Melissa Clark by email at or by phone at 563-210-5371.

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