Daily planner, Dec. 6, 2012

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"Vasermil" (Independent Movie Night)
6 p.m., Rock Island Library, 401 19th St. Free. (309) 732-7323.

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

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.

Entrepreneurship and the Global Marketplace, Michael Krull
6:30 p.m., Room 304, Hanson Hall of Science, Augustana College, 726 35th St., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7721.

Christmas in the Mail, Bill Hannon
2 p.m., Geneseo Library, 805 N. Chicago St. Free. (309) 944-6452.

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

Lojo Russo (Live Lunch)
Noon, Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. (563) 326-1333.

Holiday Walk
4-8 p.m., College Hill, 14th Avenue at 30th Street and 38th Street, Rock Island. Free. (309) 788-0771.

Auditions for "Antigone" (The Prenzie Players)
6-9 p.m. today; 3-7 p.m. Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday callbacks, Quad Cities Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport. (309) 738-8364.

Christmas at The Speakeasy (cabaret)
7 p.m., The Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $15; $13 advance. (309) 786-7733, ext. 2.

Rock Island High School Jazz Band
6-8 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. (563) 326-1333.

Fashion Accessory Exchange for Friends of the People of Haiti
6:30-8 p.m., Believers Together Center, Christ the King Church, 3209 60th St., Moline. $10; $15 per couple. (309) 912-4888, (800) 939-4334.

Patrick Hughes (Republican Women of Rock Island County)
5 p.m. optional dinner; 6 p.m. speaker, Denny's, 2601 52nd Ave., Moline. (309) 799-7522.

Book Launch Party for "Cupcake Diaries: Emma, Smile and Say Cupcake" (grades 2-5)
6:30 p.m., Rock Island Library, 401 19th St. Free. (309) 732-7323.

Building the American Dream: A Swedish Immigrant Carpenter, Contractor and Family in Moline, Dr. Curtis Roseman
7 p.m., Moline Library, 3210 41st St. Free. (309) 524-2440.

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

Songwriters @ The Renwick: A Benefit for Winnie's Place
6:30 p.m., Renwick Mansion, 901 Tremont Ave., Davenport. $10. (563) 343-1008.

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train (The Claytones, Tracey Brown)
2 p.m., Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S. Gaines St., Davenport. Five nonperishable food items or cash donation. (563) 332-5002.

Joyeux Noel (Independent and International Film Series)
7 p.m., Olin Auditorium, Augustana College, 733 35th St., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7721.

Open-mic night with Karl
9 p.m., Kilkenny's Pub, 300 W. 3rd St., Davenport. (563) 322-8584.

Candlelight Christmas Concert (Jeffrey Cohan, Mary Kae Waytenick, Walter Haedrich)
7 p.m., Church of Peace, 1114 12th St., Rock Island. Free-will offerings; free children. (309) 788-6357.

Story of Change film and gift swap
6:30-8:30 p.m., Humility of Mary Center, 820 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport. Free. (563) 336-8404.

Winter Bird Feeding
4:30 p.m., Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge. Free. (563) 285-4794.

Black Hawk College Holiday Choral Concert
7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2201 7th Ave., Moline. Free. (309) 796-5478.

Orchestra Concert with 8th grade
7 p.m., Moline High School, 3600 Avenue of the Cities, Moline. (309) 743-1624.

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

Avey Brothers
9:30 p.m., Rascals, 1414 15th St., Moline. Free. (309) 797-9457.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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