The 4th Annual Holiday Hat Bash will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 15, at CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport.
The event will once again make holidays special for seniors by providing food baskets and gifts. The evening includes music, wine, beer, a hat contest, raffles and more. Decadent gourmet hors d' oeuvres and desserts will be featured by chefs from local senior assisted living centers. Hats are suggested, but are optional.
Reservations are strongly encouraged online for easy check-in, but walk-ins are welcome. Donations also are welcome by mail or on the website.
Reservations prior to Nov. 9 pay a suggested $20 donation, which includes food and beverages. After Nov. 9 the suggested donation is $30. All proceeds will provide holiday gifts and food baskets for Quad-Cities seniors.
For information call (563) 563-386-7477 or (563) 265-1429 or visit www.hatbash.com.
Today is Friday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2013. There are 18 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Merry sleigh bells jingle in our streets in the wake of a driving northwest storm of snow and rain. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Thomas Campbell was elected commander of John Buford Post 243, Grand Army of the Republic. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Thomas B. Reidy was named consul of C.W. Hawes Camp No. 1550, and L.H. Eihl was named consul of Camp 29, Modern Woodmen of America. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island aldermen last night upheld the view of a petition signed by 150 businessmen that the city should not install parking meters. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Total volume during the Christmas mailing season may reach 12 million pieces in Rock Island, according to Rock Island Postmaster Carl J.L. Wessel. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The aromas filling the air at the Rock Island Lines depot in Rock Island soon will be prime rib and roast duck rather than sawdust and plaster. A tourist train will be offering dinner excursions in mid-February or early March, according to Dan Carmody, executive director of the Development Association of Rock Island.