Great Events For The Region We Serve
WQPT is more than a destination on your television. When it comes to events, WQPT has something for everyone. Brew Ha Ha and Champagne on the Rock—these events not only assist WQPT with our financial mission, but also helps to build community spirit and awareness of WQPT.
Proceeds from events like Brew Ha Ha, the Ready to Learn Conference and Champagne on the Rocks benefit WQPT's Educational Outreach initiatives and programming.
WQPT Kids Club Week
WQPT Kids Club Week, typically held in June, helps get kids (and parents) excited about our great programs and learning. Kids see our programs as fun and entertaining, while adults know the outstanding learning and value that only PBS Kids programs that air on WQPT can provide. With a VERY special guest like Martha (Martha Speaks), George (Curious George) or Clifford (Clifford, The Big Red Dog) kids are thrilled to meet some of their favorite PBS Kids characters in person at various events and activities throughout the region. Specific details are provided online as it becomes available.
Brew Ha Ha
Since 2000, WQPT has raised operational funds for programming and Educational Outreach from our annual Brew Ha Ha event. Effective this year (and going forward), Brew Ha Ha will become a Davenport Jaycee's event. A portion of Brew Ha Ha proceeds will continue to benefit WQPT's programming and Educational Outreach and will expand to include other charitable initiatives of the Jaycees.
"Brew Ha Ha is a wonderful community event," Davenport Jaycees President April Boyer said. "Expanding its reach under our direction will give us an opportunity to continue supporting WQPT but also other great community organizations that fit within the Jaycees mission." WQPT plans to launch a new event in 2015, that will be in alignment with its mission of Educational Outreach for children and families, as well as lifelong learning.
Learn more about Brew Ha Ha at Davenport Jaycee's website.
Champagne on the Rocks
Champagne on the Rocks is our premiere gala event known for silent and live auctions, great entertainment, fine food and an opportunity to win a diamond. The event typically takes place on the last Friday in January. The festivities begin with a complimentary glass of champagne. Attached to each glass is a bag that may contain a diamond. Participants are invited to bid on a variety of silent auction items, from fabulous travel destinations and dining offerings to unique items for your home and those that afford you the opportunity to pamper yourself. It's great fun! Guests then enjoy a gourmet dinner sure to please the most discerning palette during our live auction. Afterwards WQPT provides outstanding live entertainment.
Learn more about Champagne on the Rocks.
Ready to Learn Conference
The Ready to Learn Conference has become a regional tradition in the Mississippi Valley of eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Early childhood professionals, educators, home-schoolers, providers and parents are invited to join WQPT and our regional partners for a this special conference to get up-to-date information on emerging curriculum and other topics related to early childhood. Participants may also receive training certificates.
Learn more about the Ready to Learn Conference.