Daily planner, Oct. 7, 2012


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Sacred Heart Altar and Rosary Society Card Party

1 p.m., Culemans Memorial Hall, 1400 16th Ave., Moline. (309) 236-2408, (309) 764-6825.

"Brothers" (Jewish Film Festival)

4 p.m., National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. $6; free students, (309) 793-1300.

Knox County Scenic Drive

Knox County. Free.

OktoberFest of Drag Racing

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

Sailboat races

1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Lake Davenport Sailing Club, Mississippi River at Oneida Street, Davenport. Free, (563) 322-6750.

Friends' Fall Book Fair

Noon-4 p.m., Bettendorf Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. (563) 344-4175.

Open Arms Remembrance Service for Infants

2 p.m., Pavilion 2 Conference Center, Genesis Medical Center, 1401 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport. Free. (563) 421-7970.

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

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

Quad-Cities Comic Book Convention

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ramada Inn, 3020 Utica Ridge Road, Bettendorf. Free. (309) 657-1599.

"Les Liaisons Dangereuses" (drama)

3 p.m. today, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, West High and North Gaines streets, Davenport. $11; $9 faculty, staff, alumni, seniors; $7 non-Ambrose students; $6 groups; free Ambrose students with ID. (563) 333-6251, web.sau.edu/galvin.

All-you-can-eat breakfast (The Freddie Steenbock Duo)

7-11 a.m., American Legion Post 26, 702 W. 35th St., Davenport. $7. (563) 322-4971.

District 15 Motorcycle Parade

1 p.m., Walmart, 3101 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport.

Louder (UNYK Multicultural Dance Troupe)

2 p.m., Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7833.

Concertmaster Premiere Masterworks Concert (Quad City Symphony Orchestra)

2 p.m., Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island. $8-$51. (563) 322-7276.

"Noises Off" (farce)

3 p.m. today, Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, HK Robinson Drive and South Stewart Street, Geneseo. $10. (309) 944-2244.

Quad City CROP Walk (Lojo Russo)

12:45 p.m. music and registration; 2 p.m. walk, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S. Gaines St., Davenport. (563) 332-5002.

Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive

Fulton County. (309) 647-8980, info@spoonriverdrive.org, spoonriverdrive.org.

Pumpkin Cannon Weekend

Activities: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. pumpkin shooting competition: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Both days, Country Corner, 5333 US 150, Alpha. (309) 629-2359.

Docent-led tour

1:30 p.m., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Free with admission. (563) 326-7804.

Buddy Olson

3-6 p.m., Ducky's Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave. W., Taylor Ridge. Free. (309) 798-2423.

Spiritual Wisdom on Dreaming Workshop

1 to 2 p.m., today, Eckankar Center, 521 16th St., Moline. Free. 309-762-7992.

Smokey Joe's Cafe (musical revue)

Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. (309) 786-7733, ext. 2, circa21.com.

Dave Ellis (Funday Sunday)

6-9 p.m., The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St., Bettendorf. Free. (563) 355-0655.

Great Train Expo

10 a.m.-4 p.m., QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island. $7, good both days; free ages 11 and younger. (309) 788-5912.

MIP Arts and Craft Fair

8 a.m.-4 p.m., Eriksen Chevrolet-Buick, 325 E. 1st Ave., Milan. $2. (309) 787-5778.

"Avenue Q" (musical)

2 p.m. today, The District Theatre, 1611 2nd Ave., Rock Island. $15. (309) 235-1654.

Candidates' forum

5:30-8:30 p.m., Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, West Lombard and North Ripley streets, Davenport. Free. (309) 797-8650.

Karen Michael

5-8 p.m., O'Melia's Supper Club, 2900 Blackhawk Road, Rock Island. (309) 788-5635.

Redstone Rumble (West music students)

1-3 p.m., Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. (563) 326-1333.

Scarecrow Making!

Noon-4 p.m., Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island. $6; $5 ages 60 and older; $4 ages 6-15; $2 ages 2-5; free younger than age 2. (309) 794-0991.

Country dance and jam session (Midnight Riders)

5-9 p.m., American Legion Post 227, 829 16th Ave., East Moline. $3. (309) 755-5622.






















 



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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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