Daily planner, Nov. 8, 2012


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From Tanagers to Hummingbirds and Much More: Birding Northwest Ecuador, Doug Haar (Quad City Audubon Society)
7 p.m., Butterworth Center, 1105 8th St., Moline. Free. (309) 799-7192.

Goddamn Gallows, Jayke Orvis and The Broken Band, The One Night Standards
8:30 p.m., Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $10. (563) 326-1333.

Mighty Short Bus
10 p.m., Rock Island Brewing Company, 1815 2nd Ave. $4. (309) 793-1999.

Nice Family Gathering (Comedy)
7:30 p.m. today-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, HK Robinson Dr. and South Stewart St., Geneseo. $8 today; $10 Friday-Sunday. (309) 944-2244.

Solo Steppers (square and round dances)
7:30-10 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 415 W. 53rd St., Davenport. $4.50; $4 members. (309) 441-5880.

Renaissance Portrait, Margaret Morse
7 p.m., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Free with admission. (563) 326-7804.

Screwy Cinema (Film)
6 p.m., Davenport Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St. Free. (563) 326-7832.

"Best Man" (drama)
8 p.m. today-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, The District Theatre, 1611 2nd Ave., Rock Island. $15. (309) 235-1654.

Scott County I Club Dinner and Auction for University of Iowa Athletics
6 p.m., Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. $50. (563) 359-5095, (563) 391-5287.

Rozz-Vox Open-Mic Night
8-11 p.m., Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 200-0978.

Marketing for nonprofit organizations, Susan E. Hanford (Independent Scholars' Evening)
7 p.m., Moline Commercial Club, 1530 5th Ave., Moline. Free. (309) 762-9202.

Raise the Roof Thursday
6 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. (563) 349-1870.

Post-Election Estate Planning, Marlin "Hap" Volz and Pete Wessels
4:30 p.m., Genesis Medical Center, 1227 E. Rusholme St., Davenport. Free. (309) 281-4392.

Rose 'N Thorns (live lunch)
Noon, Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. (563) 326-1333.

"Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical"
7:45 p.m., Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $34. (309) 786-7733, ext. 2.

Drinkin' Spelling Bee
8 p.m., The Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Ages 21 and older. $5 spellers; $3 spectators, (309) 786-7733, ext. 2.

Jam session with John O'Meara and Friends
9 p.m.-midnight, The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St., Bettendorf. Free. (563) 355-0655.

Glenn Hickson
5:30-8:30 p.m., O'Melia's Supper Club, 2900 Blackhawk Road, Rock Island. (309) 788-5635.

















 




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  Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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