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`U’ Will Love This Group If You’re Into The Ukulele

September 27th, 2019

Former Beatle George Harrison once said that the ukulele was the only “real, true instrument,” and the Muscatine Area Ukulele Group is doing their best to make that Traveling Wilbury proud. Founded in 2015 by musician Chris Sample, the organization of amore for the guitar’s wee little brother is a fusion of people in and around the Muscatine and Illinois City area who want to learn about and enjoy the ukulele. They meet at the Musser Public Library, 304 Iowa Ave., Muscatine, on the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. “I’ve been playing the ukulele for about six... Read More

Have A Dickens Of A Good Time At Curiosity Shop

September 22nd, 2019

Looking for different dragons to slay than just the ones offering bad pickup lines? A local science-fiction and curio shop is looking to offer “more than just bars and church events” in the area on weekend nights, boasting a slate to ultimately include gaming, trivia nights, dungeons and dragons, Magic and more. Dickens’ Curiosity Shop, 207 W. 2nd St., opened in 2017, and since then has been expanding its universe of collectibles, books and art items for sale on its shelves. Along with that growth has come an expansion of the store’s place in the local entertainment galaxy. “We’re... Read More

9th Annual Jessica Peine Memorial Ride & Music Festival

September 17th, 2019

Celebrate life and help spread Organ Donation Awareness in Muscatine this weekend! The 9th Annual Jessica Peine Memorial Ride and Music Festival returns this Friday Sep 20 and Saturday Sep 21, which helps spread Organ Donation Awareness and supports Jessica Faye’s Closet. This year’s event is being held in honor of Organ Donors Austin Gainuss, Nick Hartman and Devin Estabrook. The fun kicks off on Friday night with live music at Missipi Brewing Co. (107 Iowa Ave. Muscatine). Admission is just $5.   Friday Night’s Lineup: 6 – 6:45 p.m.      Vann Britt 7 – 7:45 p.m.     ... Read More

Scott Beck And Bryan Woods Scaring Up New Films With ‘Haunt,’ ‘Boogeyman’

September 14th, 2019

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods aren’t slowing down. The duo, who grew up making indie films since their teen years in Bettendorf, Iowa, and currently reside in Los Angeles, shot to prominence with “A Quiet Place” last year, after over a decade of under-the-radar ups-and-downs in Hollywood. Currently, Beck and Woods are in Canada in pre-production on a new project they’re “not allowed to talk about yet,” that they’re writing and directing. “It should be a fun one,” Wood said. “I wish we could other than we’re still following our heart down the horror genre that path and we think... Read More

Get Krazy at Kartoon Karnival!

May 17th, 2019

Spend your Saturday afternoon with some cartoons! Tommy’s Movies for Littles will be transforming Sunrise Galleries (114 E 2nd St. Muscatine) into a Saturday Kartoon Karnival this Saturday May 18. Come enjoy old-fashioned Saturday Kartoon Karnival Matinee with Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Superman, Daffy Duck and more! Tommy and his staff will be serving up fresh popcorn, candy and soft drinks. Tickets are just $5 at the door. Showtime is at 2 p.m. and seating is limited. So get there early! For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2472033686179842/.  Read More

Muscatine Salvation Army’s Annual Dinner Helping Raise Funds for KidZone Day Camp!

May 16th, 2019

Come spend a magical evening filled with fun and memories, while helping raise funds for local children! Muscatine Salvation Army is hosting their Annual Dinner and KidZone Fundraiser this Friday May 17 at Geneva Golf & Country Club (3100 Bidwell Rd. Muscatine). Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. This year’s event will include fun and exciting additions that will help ensure Muscatine kiddos have a great summer camp experience. There will be entertainment including illusions and magic from TB Mentalism, information from Camp Director, Eric Yerington as well as testimonials... Read More

YPN Muscatine Kicks Off the Summer This Thursday!

May 15th, 2019

Calling all Young Professionals in Muscatine, it’s time to Kick-Off the Summer! The Young Professionals Network (YPN) will be hosting a Kick-Off the Summer party at Pete’s Tap (1820 Angle Street Muscatine) this Thursday May 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Come enjoy the outdoors, wings, yard games and of course – networking with other young professionals! YPN will be providing door prizes and every person in attendance receives a drink ticket! In addition to having some outdoor fun, YPN will be collecting items for Flickinger Learning Center. Items needed include Back to School items, office supplies... Read More

Detox From Winter Excess With Namaste Yoga

April 3rd, 2019

If you’re looking for a way to recover from the excesses of winter, you’ll want to head over to the Deep Detox and Hot Yoga Workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Namaste Gardens, 1870 Buckboard Lane, Muscatine. After a heavy, fatty meal and the stresses of the holiday, workshop leader Christina Kelly said, this is the perfect time to clean your body from all the toxins and food we are exposed to during the Holiday season. Namaste will do a whole body inside and out detox and then calm patrons’ minds and spirits with meditation and sound vibration. “You will feel like a brand new person... Read More

Strum Up Your Ukulele In Muscatine!

April 1st, 2019

Former Beatle George Harrison once said that the ukulele was the only “real, true instrument,” and the Muscatine Area Ukulele Group is doing their best to make that Traveling Wilbury proud. Founded in 2015 by musician Chris Sample, the organization of amore for the guitar’s wee little brother is a fusion of people in and around the Muscatine and Illinois City area who want to learn about and enjoy the ukulele. They meet at the Musser Public Library, 304 Iowa Ave., Muscatine, on the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and as fate and chronology would have it, their... Read More

How Far Is Too Far In Comics?

April 1st, 2019

While I was working on my list of comics to order from Previews last month I noticed a surprising change to two Marvel series I was ordering. I was looking over the Marvel catalog section of Previews when I noticed that two of the series I was ordering from Marvel had made a change to the pricing of their War of the Realms mini series and the Avengers tie in issue to the same event. The average comic book is thirty two pages long and averages four dollars per page. For some reason Marvel listed War of the Realms issues three and four where listed in Previews for thirty two pages for five dollars. Normally... Read More

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