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.

















 




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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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