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 Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2014. There are 158 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.

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