Q-C has Valentine's events, packages and new museum exhibits


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Posted Online: Jan. 16, 2013, 1:27 pm
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Press release submitted by Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau


** Plan a Romantic Getaway to the Quad Cities for Your Sweetheart
Looking for some Valentine's event ideas? With the many special events happening in the Quad Cities and romantic overnight package deals, it will be a breeze to treat them like royalty. Head to a concert, pottery class, ballet, dinner, hockey game, or moonlight walk that's all going on around Feb. 14.
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** Putnam Museum Opens Bodies Revealed in March
The Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th Street in Davenport, Iowa, opens Bodies Revealed on Mar. 9 that is a unique opportunity to SEE the impact of our lifestyle choices. The exhibition takes visitors through galleries providing an up-close look inside the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory and other systems of the human body. For more information, call 563-324-1933 or visit www.putnam.org
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** Art Museum Exhibit Showcases Historic Maps
The Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street in downtown Davenport, Iowa, opens a new exhibit on Mar. 3 that shows historic maps that show early representations of the world to detailed maps of America's interior west of the Mississippi. On display thru June 16. Open 10 am-5 pm Tuesday-Sunday, and until 9 pm on Thursday. For more information, 563-326-7804 or www.figgeartmuseum.org
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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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