Tickets still are available for tonight's Inaugural Ball in Davenport to celebrate President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
The ball, from 6 p.m. to midnight at The RiverCenter,136 E. 3rd St., includes dinner, beverages,music by Anthony Catalfano and the Funktastic Five and large-screen projections from the inaugural balls in Washington, D.C.
Tickets are $40, and proceeds will go to Churches United's shelter for homeless women.
The event is being organized by Sue Golden, of Rock Island, and Cathy Bolkcom, of LeClaire, who also organized a ball to celebrate President Obama's 2009 inauguration.
The Hotel Blackhawk has discounted rooms for those attending the ball at a rate of $119, according to a news release.
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Today is Saturday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park. 1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.