Daily planner, Jan. 19, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 19, 2013, 6:00 am
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Chad Simpson book-signing ("Tell Everyone I Said Hi")
1-3 p.m., Books-a-Million, 4000 E. 53rd St., Davenport. Free. (563) 355-0705.

Mouse Mania
1-3 p.m., Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. Free with admission. (563) 344-4106.

"Hank Williams: Lost Highway" (musical)
Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. (309) 786-7733, ext. 2, circa21.com.

Clock Tower and Eagle Watch Tours
9-10:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Mississippi River Visitor Center, Locks and Dam 15, Arsenal Island. Free. (309) 794-5338. Reservations recommended.

"Ghost of a Chance" (comedy)
7:30 p.m. today; 3 p.m. Sunday, Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline. $10. (309) 762-0330.

Celebrate. Skate! public session
2:45-4:45 p.m., The River's Edge, 700 W. River Drive, Davenport. (563) 328-7275.

Sketchville (Studio Series Saturday, ComedySportz Quad Cities)
9:30 p.m., Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island. Ages 18 and older. $5; Free comedysportz attendees. (309) 786-1111.

Writer's Studio
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd Street, Ste. 303, Davenport. Free. (563) 324-1410.

Winter Wine Experience (Public Candy)
5-8 p.m., River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $35; $25 advance; $20 members and groups of five or more. (563) 326-1333.

Winter Hike
9-10 a.m., Nahant Marsh, 4220 S. Wapello Ave., Davenport. $5. (563) 323-5196.

Follow The Yellow Brick Road (activities)
12:30-4 p.m., Moline Library, 3210 41st St. Free. (309) 524-2480.

"Private Eyes" (comedy)
7:30 p.m. today; 3 p.m. Sunday, The QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport. Pay what it's worth afterward. (563) 650-2396.

Red Ribbon Dinner and Great Art Auction for The Project Quad Cities
5 p.m., RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $70; $60 through Nov. 25. (309) 762-5433.

Benefit for Robert Phillips
1-6 p.m., Leisure Time Sports Bar, 845 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline. Free. (309) 796-3494.

Bags Tournament for The Quad City Hitmen 9-U Baseball Team and The Children's Therapy Center of the Quad-Cities
9 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. tournament, Stern Center, 1713 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $40 team of two. (309) 737-2439.

V3NTO Brass Trio (Quad City Arts Visiting Artists and Quad City Symphony Orchestra Signature Series)
6:30 p.m. hors d'oeuvres; 8 p.m. concert, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. $25; $10 students. (563) 322-7276.

Frostbite Footrace
11 a.m. registration; 1 p.m. run, Scott County Park, 18850 270th St., Eldridge. $25; $20 before Jan. 16; $10 ages 12 and younger. (563) 359-0872.

Martin Luther King Celebration
6 p.m., Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7721.

Paragon Trombone Quartet
8 p.m., Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free.

Sharon R. Holub book-signing ("Callie Cakes Finds Her Treasures")
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, NorthPark Mall, 320 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Free. (563) 445-8760.

Winter vehicle auction
8:30 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. auction, Arrowhead Ranch, 12200 104th St., Coal Valley. Free. (309) 799-7044, ext. 270, bterronez@arrowheadranchinc.com, arrowheadranchinc.com.


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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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