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Monthly Archives: February 2019

 

The Evolution of Social Media, From BBS to Momo

February 28th, 2019

We hear the concerns all the time, “social media is ruining the world,” “children no longer interact face-to-face thanks to social media,” and the latest one, which can simply be referred to as the “Momo Challenge”. Merriam-Webster’s definition of ‘social media’ explains it plainly as, “forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages and other content.” While some may think social media is a new concept, with applications such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Whatsapp and Twitter taking... Read More

Follow Your Dreams, Then Keep Going

February 26th, 2019

Whether from a childhood mentor, a speech at the Oscars, or that poster hanging in the office collecting dust, one phrase is repeated to us over and over throughout our lives – “Follow Your Dreams”.  But what exactly does that mean? Does it mean that if you are reading this while sitting at a job you don’t enjoy or looking around at the laundry and dishes piling high that you aren’t following your dreams? Because seriously, who dreams about waking up and dedicating their time and energy to things that they don’t feel any type of self-gratification from? Most dreams and goals, at the... Read More

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Lost Its Critics In A Flash

February 24th, 2019

There were few Best Picture nominees at the Oscars this year more divisive than the Queen biography, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Critics, fans of the band and people who like to get irritated on social media were brutally torn up over the film, with several of them calling it “problematic.” I couldn’t agree with you more. Having seen “Bohemian Rhapsody,” I likewise found myself offended. I likewise found it very, very problematic. Predominantly for one reason. One main reason. That main reason? THEY DIDN’T INCLUDE ANYTHING ABOUT THE SONG “FLASH” FROM THE MOVIE “FLASH GORDON” IN... Read More

Do Some Glamming with Gilda this Weekend!

February 22nd, 2019

Celebrate being a woman with Gilda’s Club of Muscatine by spending an afternoon of sipping, shopping and socializing! Glamming with Gilda takes place this Sunday Feb 24 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Rendezvous Banquet Facility (3127 Lucas Street Muscatine). New this year, Glamming with Gilda gives women in the Muscatine community an opportunity to celebrate being a woman by socializing, shopping and pampering themselves with other women in the area. Muscatine divas don’t need an excuse to pamper themselves… they can do so while supporting a good cause! Tickets are available for $25 each in advance... Read More

Superhero and Sidekick Bash at the YMCA

February 21st, 2019

Calling all Superheroes and Sidekicks! It’s time to report to the YMCA! Partake in a Superhero and Sidekick Bash at the Muscatine YMCA (1823 Logan St. Muscatine) this Saturday Feb 23 from 2 – 4:30 p.m. Join the fun with a scavenger hunt, an obstacle course, nerf wars, and homemade marshmallow shooters. All are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero.  There will be plenty of games, crafts and snacks to keep you going.  Activities are geared to those 4 and older. Tickets are just $15 per couple and $5 per additional Superhero. To purchase tickets contact Amy Hessel at the Y by calling... Read More

Get Your Limited-Edition Headbangers for Hayden Pint Glass this Weekend!

February 20th, 2019

If you’re feeling a little thirsty this weekend and want to help out a great cause, then we’ve got the place for you! Headbangers for Hayden will have their 2019 Limited Edition Gold-Rimmed Beer Glasses for sale this Saturday Feb 23 from 12 – 5 p.m. at Contrary Brewing (411 W Mississippi Drive Muscatine). For only $15 you will receive a Special Edition Gold-Rimmed Rastal Craft Grand Master pint glass with a complimentary pour! There will also be a raffle and 50/50 to enjoy! Hayden Daufeldt, son of Cory and Kendra Daufeldt, was diagnosed with Pineoblastoma, a rare brain cancer, in November... Read More

Explore the World of Alcohol Ink at Sunrise Galleries

February 19th, 2019

Connect with your inner artist at Sunrise Galleries, this weekend! All weekend long, Sunrise Galleries (114 E 2nd Street Muscatine) will be hosting Alcohol Ink Workshops, with Artist Paula Crandell. And you’re invited! Come learn about alcohol Ink with Artist Paula Crandell! This relatively new medium is known for its vibrant colors and unpredictable mixing and movements on a slick surface.  From Sioux City, Paula is thrilled to bring alcohol ink to Eastern Iowa.  She says she is on a mission to bring legitimacy to this art form. Paula will provide everything you need to explore and create... Read More

Dinosaur Mob Rocks Out at Missipi Brew!

February 18th, 2019

Calling all Mobsters! The place to be this weekend is at The Brew! Dinosaur Mob returns to Missipi Brew (107 Iowa Avenue Muscatine) this Saturday Feb 23 from 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Powered by multiple vocalists and seasoned musicians, Dinosaur Mob is a hard rock band who never cease to entertain. With some new songs in their arsenal, this Saturday night will prove to be one you won’t want to miss. Missipi Brew is a long-standing Muscatine landmark with amazing food, drinks and fun. To view their delicious menu, check out their website at http://missipibrew.com/. Stop by this weekend for a chance... Read More

Start Planning Your Future Now!

February 16th, 2019

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) invites students and families to visit its Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges this week! Monday Feb 18 at 9 a.m., Muscatine Community College (152 Colorado Street Muscatine) invites you to find out why THE Community’s College is the perfect place to get ready for a rock-solid future. With easy transfer to four-year colleges and universities, 33 career training programs, great teachers and one of the most affordable tuitions in Iowa, Muscatine Community College will help you build a strong foundation to achieve great things. Plan to arrive for... Read More

Celebrate the Romance in the Air in Muscatine this Weekend

February 15th, 2019

There’s no doubt romance is in the air this time of year. Celebrate your love with this amazing event. Muscatine Symphony Orchestra and Geneva Golf & Country Club have joined forces to bring Muscatine a Delicious Combination Dinner & Concert this Saturday Feb 16. Dinner will take place at Geneva Golf & Country Club (3100 Bidwell Road Muscatine) from 5 – 6:30 p.m. The evening will then continue with a romantic concert, performed by the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra, at Central Middle School (901 Cedar St. Muscatine) at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). Complimentary shuttle service... Read More

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