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, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2013. There are 19 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Two boys who haul coal from Coal Valley to Davenport were arrested yesterday for running their teams through the city street at a furious rate. 1888 -- 125 years ago: E.H. Barker dislocated his left wrist and suffered a compound fracture of the right wrist when he fell from the roof of his icehouse. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Lou Harris was elected county superintendent of schools to fill the unexpired term of the late S.J. Ferguson. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a state must give equality in educational privileges to white and Negro law students. 1963 -- 50 years ago: About 300 employees of the Augustana Book Concern, staff members of the Board of Publication of the Lutheran Church in America, as well as friends of the community and out-of-town guests honored Dr. Birger Swenson at the annual Christmas dinner of the Augustana Book Concern last night in Westerlin Hall on the Augustana College campus. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The Christmas shopping season began early this year and continues to bring out shoppers in record numbers, according to Quad-Cities retailers interviewed today.