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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today is Monday, March 10, the 69th day of 2014. There are 296 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Numerous counterfeiters are around, taking advantage of the influx of currency to pass their worthless trash. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.J. Reimers, secretary and treasurer of the Rock Island Lumber and Manufacturing Co., on behalf of that firm, contributed $500 toward construction of a new Methodist church. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Samuel Ryerson, county recorder, was re-elected president of the 19th District of Knights of Pythias. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Three condemnation suits have been filed by the city of Rock Island to acquire property needed for an approach to the Rock Island-Davenport bridge, which has been under construction since March 6. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Plans for an eight-story Sheraton Inn in downtown Rock Island were announced today at a luncheon meeting at the Gay Nineties sponsored by the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce. Cost of the structure is estimated at $2.5 million. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Representatives of the Hardee's Golf Classic and tournament sponsor Hardee's Food Systems may meet next week with PGA Tour Commissioner Deane Beman to discuss a possible change in the tournament dates.