Daily planner, Jan. 9, 2013


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Chicken dinner
4:30-7 p.m., American Legion Post 246, 1623 15th St., Moline. $6. (309) 762-1126, post246@mchsi.com.

Town hall meeting with local state legislators
3-5 p.m., Genesis Heart Institute, 1236 E. Rusholme St., Davenport. Free. (563) 421-9276, genesishealth.com/ghi.

American Identity in the Inaugural Address, Dr. Steve Klien
6 p.m., Rock Island Library, 401 19th St. Free. (309) 732-7323, rockislandlibrary.org.

Alan Sweet (Live Lunch)
Noon, Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. (563) 326-1333, feedback@rivermusicexperience.org, rivermusicexperience.org.

Arm-wrestling competition
6 p.m. registration; 8 p.m. competition, The Clubhouse, 2501 53rd Ave., Bettendorf. Free. (563) 332-1561, info@Sportrons.com, qcclubhouse.com.

How Europeans honored American Sacrifices in World War I and World War II, Bruce Peterson (Port Byron Historical Society)
7 p.m., River Valley Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron. Free. (309) 523-3440, rivervalleylibrary.org.

Open mic and jam
6:30-9:30 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. (563) 326-1333, bdale@rivermusicexperience.org, rivermusicexperience.org.

Back after Baby
2 p.m., Performance Physical Therapy, 4557 Utica Ridge Road, Bettendorf. Free. (563) 332-0585, scheduling@pptqc.com, pptqc.com.

"Biutiful" (Hispanic Film Festival)
7 p.m., Room 102, Hanson Hall of Science, Augustana College, 726 35th St., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7670, JeannethVazquez@augustana.edu, augustana.edu.

Exploring the North Island of New Zealand, Ron and Connie Koehn
9-11 a.m., Windmill Cultural Center, 111 10th Ave., Fulton. Free. (815) 589-4545, cityoffulton.us/visit-fulton/fulton-attractions/windmill-cultural-center.html.

Readers' Theater by Children
7 p.m., Moline Library, 3210 41st St. Free. (309) 524-2480, molinelibrary.com.

Taco dinner
4:30-7 p.m., American Legion Post 227, 829 16th Ave., East Moline. $6. (309) 755-5622.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury in the Church, the Rev. Scott Fluegel
1-3 p.m., Jardine Auditorium, Trinity Rock Island, 2701 17th St. Free. (309) 779-3077, burrouss@ihs.org, trinityqc.com/Contact-Us/Locations-(1)/Trinity-Rock-Island.aspx. Reservations recommended.

"Hank Williams: Lost Highway" (musical)
7:45 p.m., Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $34. (309) 786-7733, ext. 2, circa21.com.



















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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