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.
For tickets and details, email email@example.com.
Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu. 1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."