Lighting on the Commons 3:30-6:30 p.m., John Deere Commons, 17th Street and River Drive, Moline. Free.
Basement to Attic sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Cleary Hall, St. Anne Parish, 1705 6th St., East Moline. (309) 755-3197.
Lucky Dog Classic for Jason's Box (No-limit Texas Hold 'Em tournament) 6 p.m., Arsenal Island Golf Course Clubhouse, 1838 Gillespie St., Rock Island Arsenal. $50 buy-in; $20 add-on.
Winter Wonderland bazaar for Toys for Tots 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Viking Club, 1450 41st St., Moline. Free. (309) 230-2331.
Benefit for Cindy Case 2-7 p.m., Leisure Time Billiards, 845 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline.
"Amahl and The Night Visitors" (Opera@Augustana) 7 p.m., Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island. $12; $10 seniors and non-Augustana students; $8 ages 12 and younger and Augustana students, faculty and staff. (309) 794-7306.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.