Daily planner, Jan. 17, 2013


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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance with author Omar Tyree
11 a.m., Heritage Hall, Building 60, Rock Island Arsenal. Free.

Solo Steppers (square and round dances)
7:30-10 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 415 W. 53rd St., Davenport. $4.50; $4 members. (309) 441-5880.

Night of Jazz (Black Hawk College Jazz Band, Bebop)
5:30 p.m., Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 200-0978.

New Year of Expanding Horizons (Geneseo Women's Connection Luncheon meeting)
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Cellar Restaurant, 137 S. State St., Geneseo. $10; includes lunch. (309) 944-1255. Reservations appreciated.

Better Choices, Better Health
2-4:30 p.m., Center for Active Seniors Inc., 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Free. (563) 386-7477.

"Odd Life of Timothy Green" (film) and potluck
Noon, River Valley Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron. Free. (309) 523-3440. Registration required.

Quilters Appreciation Day (Appraisals, activities, talk)
10 a.m.-7 p.m. appraisals; 5-7 p.m. activities; 7 p.m. talk, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Free with admission. (563) 326-7804.

Blushing Gun
10 p.m., Rock Island Brewing Company, 1815 2nd Ave. $4. (309) 793-1999.

Arm-Wrestling Competition
6 p.m. Registration; 8 p.m. Competition, The Clubhouse, 2501 53rd Ave., Bettendorf. $10 entry fee; free spectators. (563) 332-1561.

"Emotifs Anonymes" (French Film Festival)
7 p.m., Olin Auditorium, Augustana College, 733 35th St., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7721.

Nick Vasquez (Live Lunch)
Noon, Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. (563) 326-1333.

Night with Nicholas Sparks' Safe Haven: Filmmakers, Author and Stars Bring the Book to Life
7 p.m., Rave Motion Pictures 53, 3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport. $12.50. (563) 441-0242.

Debunking The Myths: Stereotypes and Misconceptions, Imam Saad Baig, Rabbi Tamar Grimm, the Rev. Mike Schaab
7-8:30 p.m., St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2502 29th Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 793-7356.

Quad Cities Bicycling for The Future Meeting
5:30 p.m. social; 6:30-8:30 p.m. meeting, Rooms 103-104, Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Riverfront Campus, 3300 River Drive, Moline. Free. (309) 788-1845.

Rape as a Means of Political Power Play, Session 1, Narveen Aryaputri (Independent Scholars' Evening)
7 p.m., Moline Commercial Club, 1530 5th Ave. Free. (309) 762-9202.

Jam session with John O'Meara and Friends
9 p.m.-midnight, The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St., Bettendorf. Free. (563) 355-0655.

















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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