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Spooky Fun and Sober Socializing: Halloween Events and Staying Alcohol-Free in the Quad Cities

In this episode of "What's Happening in QC," host Marc Zyla is joined by special guest Adam Peters from Davenport to discuss the exciting Halloween events taking place in the Quad Cities area. Adam kicks things off by sharing details about the much-anticipated Raccoon Motel Bingo event happening on October 30th, featuring the one and only West End Wang as the guest caller. Not only will participants have a great time playing bingo, but the proceeds will go towards supporting the Clock Inc. organization.

As the conversation continues, Adam provides an update on the latest happenings at Clock Inc. He mentions a recent National Coming Out Day ceremony and gives us a sneak peek into the upcoming Halloween trivia night.

Switching gears, Adam opens up about his personal involvement in the running community. He recounts his journey of taking up running later in life and shares his love for the supportive running community in the Quad Cities. To add to the excitement, Adam also promotes an upcoming zombie run event taking place in the charming Village of East Davenport on October 28th.

Further delving into the Halloween spirit, Adam highlights a few more thrilling events, including a double feature of the beloved films E.T. and Beetlejuice at the Capitol Theater. He also mentions a special screening of the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show, sure to delight fans of the macabre.

Towards the end of the episode, Marc dives into a personal topic and asks Adam about his decision to give up alcohol, while still maintaining an active social life in the Quad Cities. Adam describes the positive changes he has experienced since becoming sober in January 2022 and offers valuable tips for others, such as attending events at bars that serve non-alcoholic drinks.

More Information:
Raccoon Motel Bingo
Halloween Trivia
Zombie Run
E.T./Beetlejuice Double Feature
Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening

Marc Zyla joined WVIK, Quad Cities NPR in May 2022 as the Director of Community Engagement. Prior to that Zyla had been the Director of Education and Community Engagement with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, where he continues to perform as Principal Horn. Zyla believes that there is something for everyone in public radio and brings passion and creativity to his position as Director of Community Engagement.