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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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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