Daily planner, Dec. 9, 2012

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

"Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical"
Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. (309) 786-7733, ext. 2, circa21.com.

Geneseo Tour of Homes
12:30-4 p.m., Geneseo. $10. (309) 944-6403.

Children's Christmas Market and Cookie Walk
9-11 a.m., First Christian Church, 1826 16th St., Moline. (309) 762-8889.

Heartland Central Model Railroad Open House
Noon-3:30 p.m., Major Art & Hobby, 201 E. 2nd St., Davenport. Free. (563) 370-3862.

Khandu, Anergrams, Woglake
8 p.m., Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $5. (309) 200-0978.

Catfish Jazz Society Jam Party
3-7 p.m., Knights Of Columbus Hall, 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport. Free. (563) 391-1532.

"God With Us" (musical drama)
4 p.m., Wildwood Church, 18717 Hubbard Road, East Moline. Free. (309) 496-9397.

Jason Carl
6-9 p.m., The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St., Bettendorf. Free. (563) 355-0655.

Season of Light Planetarium Show (ages 8 and older)
2 p.m., John Deere Planetarium, Augustana College, 820 38th St., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7327. Reservations requested.

Why Quilts Matter: History, Art and Politics (tour And documentaries)
1:30 p.m. tour; 2:30 p.m. film, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Free with admission. (563) 326-7804.

Christmas Greenery and Decorations Sale for the Animal Aid Humane Society
1-3 p.m., Petco, 4411 16th St., Moline. (309) 797-6550.

"Heart of Christmas" (cantata)
5:30 p.m., Colona United Methodist Church, 1709 Cleveland Road. Free. (309) 792-1661.

Quad City Wind Ensemble and The Big River Brass Band Holiday Concert
3 p.m., Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, West High and North Gaines streets, Davenport. (563) 333-6251.

Messiah (Handel Oratorio Society, Handel Oratorio Society Chamber Orchestra)
2 p.m., Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island. $20; $16 seniors; $10 students, children and Augustana faculty and staff; free junior high and high school students and their families. (309) 794-7306.

Luminary Christmas and 100th anniversary celebration
5 p.m., Living Hope Community Church, 216 W. Hayes St., Davenport. Free. (563) 326-4673.

Chanukah program
4-6 p.m., between Ultimate Chocolates and Yankee Candle, NorthPark Mall, 320 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Free. (563) 355-1065.

All-you-can eat breakfast
7:30-11:30 a.m., Silvis Masonic Lodge 898, 1304 5th Ave. $5; $2.50 children.

St. Nick Cookie Walk and Bake Sale
10-11:30 a.m., Cleary Hall, St. Anne Parish, 1705 6th St., East Moline. (309) 755-5071.

"Nutcracker" (Ballet Quad Cities)
1 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $12, $17, $27, $35. (800) 745-3000.

Country dance and jam session (Midnight Riders)
5-9 p.m., American Legion Post 227, 829 16th Ave., East Moline. $3. (309) 755-5622.

"13 The Musical"
2 p.m., Center for Living Arts, 2008 4th Ave., Rock Island. $10. (309) 788-5433.

Soup luncheon
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Galva Arts Council, 128 Exchange St. (309) 932-3437.

Christmas in LeClaire
10 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown. Free. (563) 289-4880, info@visitleclaire.com.

"Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical" (children's show)
Noon (preceded by buffet), Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $20; $18 students and groups of 12 or more. (309) 786-7733, ext. 2.


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  Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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