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 Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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