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Muscatine Celebrates the 4th of July!

June 29th, 2018

Hey Muscatine, are you ready to celebrate the 4th of July? Thanks to the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GMCCI), Muscatine will be bursting with fun family-friendly activities this Wednesday Jul 4. The festivities will kick off with the United Way of Muscatine’s Kids First Pancake Breakfast in the Walnut Room at First National Bank of Muscatine (300 E 2nd Street Muscatine). From 8-10:30 a.m. you can come enjoy pancakes, eggs and sausage for breakfast. Donations are accepted! From 9-9:30 there will be a Kids Parade from Pearl Plaza to Musser Public Library and HNI Community... Read More

LipSmack at the Brew!

June 28th, 2018

Say goodbye to the month of June with a bang, this Saturday night! Make plans to enjoy some live music at Missipi Brew (107 Iowa Ave. Muscatine) this Saturday Jun 30! LipSmack will be performing from 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. LipSmack (made up of Mina Kaye Jaeger, Ron Behymer, Sean Dorton and Brian Goedken) will be performing a mix of pop, dance and rock songs! Enjoy favorites from P!nk, Katy Perry, Pat Benatar, Lady Gaga, Fall Out Boys, Pretty Reckless, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and so much more! Missipi Brew is a long-standing Muscatine landmark with amazing food, drinks and fun. To view... Read More

Should You Judge Someone On Whether They Like Nickelback?

June 27th, 2018

There’s a scene in Nick Hornby’s “High Fidelity” where the lead character, played by John Cusack, asks whether or not it’s fair to judge people largely on their music tastes. So, is it? What kind of music do you like? Who are your favorite singers? What’s your favorite song? When I was younger, particularly in high school and early college, I was inclined to judge potential friends and girlfriends in large part on their musical and pop-culture tastes. Yes, I was an entertainment snob. Hard to believe, I know. In comparing preferences in music, TV shows, movies, and books, I felt... Read More

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Musser Public Library!

June 27th, 2018

Musser Public Library is new and improved and ready to celebrate it’s Grand Opening! You’re invited to come enjoy the brand-new Musser Library and HNI Community Center’s (304 Iowa Ave Muscatine) Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday Jun 30! This all-ages, family-friendly day will be filled with activities, puppet shows, live music and more!   Here a full run-down of the events for the Celebration: 11 a.m.               Uncle Rabbit Puppet Show with the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre 1 p.m.                 Finger Puppet-Making Workshop 3 p.m.                ... Read More

Headbangers for Hayden Are Going Golfing

June 26th, 2018

You’ve stepped up, helped out and enjoyed Headbangers For Hayden. But now, you can enjoy a beautiful day on the golf course while helping a great cause! The first ever Headbangers For Hayden Golf Tournament is happening this Saturday Jun 30 from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course (1820 Hwy 38 Muscatine) with a continued party at Rose Bowl Lounge (1411 Grandview Ave Muscatine). Once you have a team for the golf outing, you can message Headbangers For Hayden on Facebook at with the names of your team members and a contact name... Read More

‘Buffy’s’ Nicholas Brendan Slaying His Demons With Humor

June 25th, 2018

It’s been a problematic decade for Nicholas Brendan, but the actor and writer seems to be getting his life back together, traveling around the country talking about his battles with depression, which have led to alcohol problems and arrests that have tainted his legacy over the past decade. Brendan, best known for playing the wise-cracking Xander Harris on cult TV hit “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” from 1997-2003, and writing for the “Buffy” comic book since 2014, is taking steps to get his life back on track after several arrests over the past few years related to domestic violence and alcohol.... Read More

United Way’s Logo Contest in Full Swing!

June 25th, 2018

Calling all artists and logo-making community members in Muscatine! Your help is needed! United Way is holding a design contest for the 2018 Fall and Spring Student Day of Caring t-shirts, and you could be the winner! For some of the past year’s logo ideas, visit Once you have created your best logo, submit your entry to Nichole at All entries must be received by Monday Jul 2. The winner will receive a $50 gift card! Call (563) 263-5963 for questions and inquiries. Let... Read More

A New Exhibit Coming to Muscatine Art Center

June 23rd, 2018

A new exhibition is heading to the Muscatine Art Center, and you won’t want to miss this one. An Opening Reception for ‘Mauricio Lasansky’, the Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Rayburn Collection, will be happening at the Muscatine Art Center (1314 Mulberry Ave Muscatine) this Sunday Jun 24 from 1-5 p.m. After 50 years of collecting art, Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Rayburn have transitioned their collection to several art museums, including the Muscatine Art Center. This exhibition follows the career of Mauricio Lasansky, an intaglio artist who established the school of printmaking at the University of... Read More

It’s Ice Cream Social Time!

June 22nd, 2018

I scream! You scream! We all scream for an Ice Cream Social! The Muscatine Art Center (1314 Mulberry Ave Muscatine) is hosting an Ice Cream Social this Sunday Jun 24 from 1-5 p.m. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Muscatine Art Center. Come enjoy live music, art, homemade pies and of course, ice cream! Musical entertainment throughout the day includes Heartland Harmony at 1 p.m., Pandelirium at 1:15 p.m., Muscatine Civic Chorale at 2 p.m. and Crusin’ at 3 p.m. Artist Rose Frantzen will be painting in public view from 1-4 p.m. For more information on this delicious event, visit the Facebook... Read More

Grab Your Boots for this Farm Life Festival

June 21st, 2018

It’s time for a Farm Life Festival! R7 Reclaimed (337 Cemetery Lane Grandview) is hosting Farm Life Festival- Market 2018 this Saturday Jun 23 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is only $3, and kids are free! Enjoy this two-story reclaimed barn filled with the best in both modern farmhouse and reclaimed vintage style. There are over 40 vendors on-site with all of your farm-life décor and treasures. While you shop, appreciate music, food and even a petting zoo! For more information on the Farm Life Festival, visit R7 Reclaimed on Facebook at Don’t miss... Read More