Daily planner, Jan. 26, 2013

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"Hank Williams: Lost Highway" (musical)
Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. (309) 786-7733, ext. 2, circa21.com.

Knights of Columbus free-throw contest
10-11 a.m., North Scott High School, 200 S. 1st St., Eldridge. Ages 10-14. Free. (309) 314-0258.

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.

Matthew Davies and The Thriftones (Live Lunch)
Noon, Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. (563) 326-1333.

Kids' Club Polar Party
11 a.m.-noon, Von Maur Court, NorthPark Mall, 320 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Free. (563) 391-6773.

Wisenheimer (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.

Lula Washington Dance Theatre (Quad City Arts' Visiting Artists)
7:30 p.m., Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, West High and North Gaines streets, Davenport. $12; $9 faculty, staff, alumni, seniors; $8 non-Ambrose students; $7 groups; free Ambrose students with ID. (563) 333-6251.

"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.

Kids' Club Polar Party
3-4 p.m., DEB Court, SouthPark Mall, 4500 16th St., Moline. Free. (309) 797-8450.

Abraham Lincoln in Song, Chris Vallillo
3-4:15 p.m., Geneseo Library, 805 N. Chicago St. Free. (309) 944-6452.

Davenport Jaycees Bridal Expo
9 a.m.-4 p.m., RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $10; $8 advance.

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast
7-11 a.m., Colona United Methodist Church, 1709 Cleveland Road. Free-will offering. (309) 792-1661.

Soup Supper
4-7 p.m., Eliza Volunteer Fire Department, Eliza. By donation.

Silly C, Slack Man, Toomey
7-9 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. (563) 326-1333.

Slime Time
1-3 p.m., Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. Free with admission. (563) 344-4106.

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company (Improv Comedy)
8 p.m., Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island. $10; free Augustana faculty, staff and students with ID. (309) 794-7306.

Scrapbooking Day for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
9 a.m.-9 p.m., Keppy Hall, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. $50. (563) 381-3591.

Miss Blackhawk Valley Scholarship Program Fiesta
6-9:30 p.m., American Legion Post 246, 1623 15th St., Moline. $10; $5 non-dining; free ages 4 and younger. (309) 762-0884.

Spaghetti Supper for First Congregational United Church of Christ
5-7 p.m., Moose Lodge, 1025 S. State St., Geneseo. $7; $4 ages 4-10; free ages 3 and younger. (309) 944-3389.

"Bock-Eye" (drama)
7:30 p.m. today; 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island. $11; $9 seniors, students, faculty and staff. (309) 794-7306.

World's Toughest Rodeo
6 p.m. preshow; 7:30 p.m. show, i wireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. $18, $25, $35, $55 (gold buckle seats); half price ages 12 and younger. (800) 745-3000.

NormaLeah Foundation Cocoa and Cookies Social
1-3 p.m., Community Room, 3rd Floor, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport. Free. (309) 794-0009.

Avey Brothers, The Mercury Brothers
7:30 p.m., Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $10; $8 advance. (563) 326-1333.

Community Drum Circle with Terry Hanson
10:30 a.m.-noon, Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $5; $2.50 ages 12 and younger. (563) 326-1333.

Heard of Moose? (breakfast, meeting, kids' dance, dinner and variety show)
8 a.m.-11 p.m., Moose Lodge, 4410 9th St., Rock Island. Free. (309) 793-1541.

Rod and Custom Show
10 a.m.-10 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island. $7; free ages 6 and younger. (309) 799-7469.

Benefit for Julie Mueller Robinson
4-9 p.m., American Legion Post 1166, 501 Main St., Reynolds.

"Yellow Boat" (drama)
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today, Moline High School, 3600 Avenue of the Cities. $8; $6 students. (309) 743-8833.


Local events heading

  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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