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

For more Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances, click here.

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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

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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