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.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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