Celebrate and have fun this week in the Q-C


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 7:39 pm
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Gigante will be shown as part of the 18th annual Hispanic Film Festival at 7 p.m. in Room 102, Hanson Hall of Science, Augustana College, 726 35th St., Rock Island. Call (309) 794-7670 for details. Free.
Wednesday, January 16

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The Rock Island Library, 401 19th St., will show Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days at 1 p.m. Call (309) 732-7323 for details. Free.
Friday, January 18

The comedy Private Eyes by Steven Dietz will be presented at the QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. The play contains adult language. Admission is 'pay what it's worth afterward.' Call (563) 650-2396 for details.
Friday, January 18 through Sunday, January 20; Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27; Friday through Sunday, February 3

For more theatre, go to http://qconline.com/entertainment/, find the purple Q-C Events search box, choose 'Theatre' in the drop-down category menu, and click 'Go.'

Human Aftertaste and Peach Pies Caburlesque will perform from 8 p.m.-midnight at Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Cover is $5. Call (309) 200-0978 for details.
Saturday, January 19

For more music, go to http://qconline.com/entertainment/, find the purple Q-C Events search box, choose 'Music' in the drop-down category menu, and click 'Go.'

The annual Martin Luther King Celebration will begin at 6 p.m. at Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island. It will focus on Dr. King's quote, 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.' The Rev Dwight Ford will speak. Performers will include The Community Gospel Chorus, The Westbrook Singers, Augustana's Gospel Choir, and the Truth Temple and Pentecostal Church of God Praise Dancers. Call (309) 794-7721 for details. Free.
Saturday, January 19

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  Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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