The mission of Spring Forward Learning Center is to provide free supplemental education and enrichment opportunities for youth in Rock Island and Milan, Illinois.
Spring Forward Learning Center Brings Back Big Band Stylings With Marando’s-Themed October Gala
A Night at Marandos
A Benefit for Spring Forward Learning Center
October 3, 6pm
Jumer's Casino, Rock Island
Tickets -$65 if purchased before September 4th. $75 After. Group prices are also available. Tickets must be purchased in advance by September 18, 2015
Discounted room rates are available at Jumers, please mention Marando's when making your reservation
Music from the era will be played by the Marando's Supper Club 7 featuring Edgar Crockett and top area musicians!
Invitations will be sent out the week of August 10th. If you do not receive an invitation and would like one to be mailed to you, please email Jaymie@springforwardqca.org or to purchase tickets by phone call at (309) 793-5900 ext. 257
Spring Forward Learning Center (SFLC), in cooperation with MarandosRestaurant.com, is proud to host A Night at Marando’s Gala on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in Rock Island, Illinois.
The Big Band sounds of the 1940s, 50s and 60s will come alive once again during a night of nostalgia, fun and excitement at Marando’s, where orchestras led by Guy Lombardo, Clyde McCoy, Jimmy Dorsey, Carmen Cavallaro, Jack Staulcup and scores of others once regularly graced the main stage and performed to sold-out shows during the Milan night club’s run from 1950 – 1972. Marandosrestaurant.com, unveiled on New Year’s Eve 2012, takes visitors on a journey back to a time where big bands and first class cuisine and entertainment ruled the day.
Proceeds from the evening will go to support SFLC’s core mission to provide free supplemental education and enrichment opportunities for youth in the school district in Rock Island and Milan, Illinois.
“This year’s gala will raise money to fund programs that reflect our continued, deep commitment to young people in Rock Island and Milan,” said Dan McNeil, Executive Director of Spring Forward Learning Center. “We’re excited to theme our gala in the spirit of Marando’s, a Quad-Cities dining and entertainment icon.”
The Marando's Supper Club 7 featuring Edgar Crockett and top area musicians will authentically replicate and pay homage to the big band and entertaining greats of the era. The event will also feature selections from the restaurant’s original menu and décor in addition to a display of authentic Marando’s memorabilia.
SFLC would like to give a special thanks to all of the Night at Marando's sponsors!
Volunteer for Spring Forward Learning Center!
Spring Forward is expanding it's volunteer base for after-school programming and we need your help. Through a partnership with United Way, Spring Forward is registering volunteers for our literacy focused after-school program.
For more information about volunteering, contact Lucas Foglesong: