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.


Local events heading

  Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.

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