Quad Cities Fall Pride

DAVENPORT, Iowa — The Quad Cities will host a Fall Pride festival October 5 and 6. The festivities will be at 2nd and Warren streets in Davenport, Iowa with two days of entertainment, including a kids’ area on Saturday, Oct. 5. The schedule for the weekend is:

Friday, Oct. 5

4 p.m. – DJ Wayne

6 p.m. – Belly Dancers

7 p.m. – Corporate Rock

9 p.m. – Fall Pride Pageant

11 p.m. – Manscape Burlesque

11:30 p.m. – Bottoms Up Burlesque

Saturday, Oct.

Quad Cities Planned Parenthood clinic to close

BETTENDORF, Iowa — The Des Moines Register has reported that the Quad Cities area will no longer have direct access to abortion services when Planned Parenthood closes its clinic in the area. The clinic was the only one in the Quad Cities, the third largest metro area in Iowa and the largest between Chicago and Des Moines. The Register said that Planned Parenthood of the Heartland was closing the clinic because of a $2 million cut in Medicaid funding to provide birth control services. The state legislature had barred any agency that provided abortions from participating after it passed a new law earlier this year. From the Register:

Planned Parenthood this summer stopped offering many services at the Bettendorf location, but it continued to dispense abortion pills there via a telemedicine system, which links patients in outlying clinics with doctors in Iowa City or Des Moines.

Riverbound February Play Party, Feb. 25

DAVENPORT — Our February play party is designed to help warm up your cold winter blood. We will not have a demo this month, so play can start much earlier! We have reserved a large play space for our play party. Doors will open at 6pm, so plan to arrive between 6 and 7pm. If you plan to arrive later than that, there will be contact information in the rsvp information to gain entrance.