Daily planner, Jan. 20, 2013


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Quad Cities Farm and Equipment Show
10 a.m.-5 p.m. today; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 788-5912, qccaexpocenter.com.

"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, mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/MississippiRiverProject/Recreation/MississippiRiverVisitorCenter.aspx, reservations recommended.

"Ghost of a Chance" (comedy)
3 p.m., Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline. $10. (309) 762-0330, info@playcrafters.com, playcrafters.com.

Soup Lunch
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Viola United Methodist Church, 1405 18th Ave., Viola. By donation. (309) 596-2152, violaumc@vhtmail.net.

Benefit for Lori Pobanz
2-7 p.m., Leisure Time Billiards, 845 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline. (309) 756-6686, (309) 798-8713, abbyxrenee@aol.com.

"Private Eyes" (comedy)
3 p.m., The QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport. Pay what it's worth afterward, (563) 650-2396, qctheatreworkshop@gmail.com, qctheatreworkshop.org/QC_Theatre_Workshop.html.

Auditions for "Something's Afoot"
Callbacks today as needed, Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., Moline. Free. qcmusicguild.com.

All-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet
7 a.m.-noon, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Center, 750 17th St., Silvis. $7.50; $4 ages 12 and younger; $25 family (parents and children ages 17 and younger). olgsilvis.net.

Chili Cook-Off
2 p.m., The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St., Bettendorf. $5 for all-you-can-eat chili. (563) 355-0655, themuddywaters.com.

Why Quilts Matter: History, Art and Politics (Tour and documentaries)
1:30 p.m. tour; 2:30 p.m. films, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Free with admission. (563) 326-7804, figgeart.org.

Sir Knight Larry Quane Pro-Life Breakfast
7:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Farrell Hall, St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2901 24th St., Rock Island. $7; $5 ages 12 and younger; $25 family (two adults and children ages 16 and younger). stpiusri.org.

Community Handbell Choir open rehearsal/audition
1-2 p.m., Ascension Chapel, Founders' Hall, Augustana College, 820 38th St., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7836, larrypeterson@augustana.edu, augustana.edu.

Language of Flowers
1-2 p.m., Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island. Free with admission. (309) 794-0991, vs@qcgardens.com, qcgardens.com.

Hike The Canal
1:30 p.m., bridge 56, Hennepin Canal. Free. (815) 664-2403, hikes@friends-hennepin-canal.org.

Moody Symphonic Band
7 p.m., Community Christian Fellowship, 1702 6th Ave., Moline. Free. (309) 762-2027, ccfmoline.com.

Kittyhawk, The Please and Thank Yous, Comfort
7:30 p.m., Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $5. (309) 200-0978, info@rozztox.com, rozztox.com.

Daddy Mack Blues Band
6-9 p.m., The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St., Bettendorf. $5. (563) 355-0655, info@muddys.info, muddys.info.

Dance
3-6 p.m., Isle Casino Convention Center Ballroom, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf. Free. (800) 843-4753, bettendorf.isleofcapricasinos.com/index.aspx.



















 




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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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