Daily planner, Sept. 29, 2012


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Banned Books Reading and Prenzie Players Performance

3 p.m., Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport. Free. (563) 324-1410.

Todd Clouser's A Love Electric

7:30 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $5. (563) 326-1333.

Quad Cities Balloon Festival

7 a.m.-7 p.m. today; 7 a.m. Sunday, Kennedy Square, 107 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline. Free. (309) 737-3154.

Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist Doktor Kaboom! (science and comedy)

4 p.m., Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Free with admission. (309) 793-1213.

City-wide garage sales

7 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Grass. Free.

Schooling Horse Show

10 a.m., Double Dunn Ranch, 729 N. 1st Ave., Carbon Cliff. Free. (309) 738-6972.

"Dracula" (Ballet Quad Cities)

7:30 p.m., Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1800 7th Ave., Moline. $22; $12 ages 18 and younger. (309) 786-3779.

Geneseo Harvest Time Music Festival

3-8 p.m. today Maple Leaf Marching Band Classic (Geneseo High School); 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday (City Park), Geneseo. Today's band competition $7; $3 students.

Sherrard Pumpkin Fest

7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 3rd Street and 5th Avenue, Sherrard. Free. (309) 314-3888.

Asylum of Mad Dreams

7 p.m.-midnight today; 2-5 p.m. Oct. 14, 21, 28, Cordova Dragway Park, 19425 Illinois 84 N., Cordova. today $15; Sunday $5 ages 12 and younger, free parents. (815) 772-3231.

"Beauty Queen of Leenane" (comedy), New Ground Theatre

7:30 p.m. today; 2 p.m. Sunday, Village Theatre, 2113 E. 11th St., Davenport. $18; $15 ages 55 and older and students. (563) 326-7529.

Shine On, Harvest Moon

10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. Free with admission. (563) 344-4106.

Tailfins

7:30-11 p.m., Col Ballroom, 1012 W. 4th St., Davenport. $15; $13 advance. (563) 322-4431.

Feargrounds Haunted House

7 p.m.-midnight today; 7-10 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 31, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. $10. (563) 326-5338.

Astronomy open house

8 p.m.-midnight, Jens-Wendt Observatory, Sherman Park, Dixon. Free. (563) 508-3592.

Great River Quilt Show

9 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. $5; free ages 11 and younger. (563) 391-8685.

Hog roast

4-7 p.m., Colona United Methodist Church, 1709 Cleveland Road. $8; $4 ages 10 and younger. (309) 792-1661.

Factory of Fear

7 p.m.-midnight today; 7-10 p.m. Oct. 7, 28, 31; "Lights-On" after parade Oct. 21, 5027 4th Ave., Moline. $12; $10 with canned good; $5 on Oct. 7.

Mike Martin book-signing ("Grandma Effie's Great Depression Diary")

11 a.m.-2 p.m., Book Rack, 3937 41st Ave. Drive, Moline. Free. (309) 797-1985.

Tim Eagle Memorial Golf Outing

10 a.m., Highland Springs Golf Course, 9500 35th St. W., Rock Island. $70; $15 dinner only. (309) 912-2045.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

10 a.m.-2 p.m., parking lot east of the police department, 120 N. College Ave., Aledo. Free. (309) 582-2330.

Mississippi Valley Mustang Roundup (car show)

4-9 p.m., Hy-Vee, 201 W 10th St., Milan. Free, (309) 737-1562.

Rummage sale

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Riverside United Methodist Church Life Center, 2420 41st St., Moline. Free. (309) 764-6721.

Matthew West, MIKESCHAIR, Lindsay McCaul, Everfound

7 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $19; $30 artist circle. (800) 745-3000.

National Alpaca Farm Days

10 a.m.-3 p.m. today; 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Deitricks' Alpaca Ranch, 11200 Lomax Road, Prophetstown. Free. (309) 944-6865.

Ghost Tales

5:30 p.m. tour; 7 p.m. tales, Colonel Davenport House, North Shore, Arsenal Island. $3; $2 ages 18 and younger; $10 family. (309) 786-7336.

Hot Rod Dragfest II, car show and bands

Cordova Dragway Park, 19425 Illinois 84 N., Cordova. (309) 654-2110.

Ballroom dance

7-11 p.m., Silver Spur Dance Hall, 1230 15th Ave., East Moline. $8. (309) 281-1409.

Night to BEAT the BIG O (Ovarian Cancer)

6:30 p.m., Crow Valley Golf Club, 4315 E. 60th St., Davenport. $50. (309) 788-5635.

Quad Cities Haunted Woods

7 p.m.-midnight, Hillcrest Event Center, 16260 E. 350th St., Orion. $10. (309) 755-6550, ext. 3.

Migration of Music up the River, Ellis Kell

2:30 p.m., Moline Library, 3210 41st St., Moline. Free. (309) 524-2440.

Quad Cities Prayer Breakfast

8-10 a.m., RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $18; $96 table of eight. (563) 322-7777.

Memorial Geology Symposium honoring Dr. Richard C. Anderson

8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Lecture Hall, John Deere Planetarium, Augustana College, 820 38th St., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7327.

Monster Costume Ball (Bottoms Up Quad City Burlesque, Comedian Chris Schlicting, Magician David Casas)

7 p.m.-1 a.m., Skellington Manor, 420 18th St., Rock Island. Ages 18 and older. $25; $20 advance. (563) 344-9187.

Echoes from Riverside: Gone, but not Forgotten (actor portrayals)

1-3 p.m., Riverside Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum, 2900 6th Ave., Moline. $4; free ages 12 and younger. (309) 524-2435.

Fight for Pfeifer (Poker run for Steve Pfeifer)

11 a.m., Ducky's Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave.W., Taylor Ridge. $10. (309) 644-0496.

We Care Food Drive with entertainment

Noon-5 p.m., Herrington Park, Gaines Street and 11th Street, Davenport. Free.

Jordbruksdagarna Agriculture Days

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Bishop Hill. Free.

Girls' Day Out (Sports)

2-5 p.m., The River's Edge, 700 W. River Drive, Davenport. $6. (309) 788-0833, ext. 308.

QC Rock Academy Concert

1 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. (563) 326-1333.

Pumpkin Festival

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Adventure Quest, 3501 207th St. N., Port Byron. Free. (309) 523-3619.






















 



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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