Daily planner, Jan. 31, 2013


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Vista Career Fair
1-7 p.m.; 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. presentations, Rooms 103-104, Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Riverfront Campus, 3300 River Drive, Moline. Free. (563) 823-6657.

Big Band Bash for Moline High School
7 p.m., University Club, 1518 5th Ave., Moline. $5. (309) 743-1624.

Solo Steppers (square and round dances)
7:30-10 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 415 W. 53rd St., Davenport. $4.50; $4 members. (309) 441-5880.

Better Choices, Better Health
2-4:30 p.m., Center for Active Seniors Inc., 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Free. (563) 386-7477.

Weird and Unusual Putnam Artifacts, Eunice Schlichting (Putnam Museum Guild Tea)
1:30 p.m., Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Free. (563) 324-1933.

Teen Iron Chef
6 p.m., Rock Island Library, 401 19th St. Ages 12-18. Free. (309) 732-7323.

Arm-wrestling competition
6 p.m. registration; 8 p.m. competition, The Clubhouse, 2501 53rd Ave., Bettendorf. $10 entry fee; free spectators. (563) 332-1561.

Plan 9 From Outer Space (Best of RiffTrax Live) (film with comedy commentary)
7:30 p.m., Rave Motion Pictures 53, 3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport. $12.50. (563) 441-0242.

Out Loud (poetry/prose open mic)
7-9 p.m., Downtown Central Perk, 226 W. 3rd St., Davenport. Free. (563) 324-1410.

Putt-a-Round Miniature Golf Tournament for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley
Shifts available between 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $20 per person; teams of four. (563) 323-8006. Registration required.

Sophistafunk
10 p.m., Rock Island Brewing Company, 1815 2nd Ave. $4. (309) 793-1999.

"Rent" (musical)
8 p.m. today-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, The District Theatre, 1611 2nd Ave., Rock Island. $20; $10 Jan. 31. (309) 235-1654.

Grow Food, Not Lawns, Taura (Independent Scholars' Evening)
7 p.m., Moline Commercial Club, 1530 5th Ave. Free. (309) 762-9202.

"Contes de la Nuit" (French Film Festival)
7 p.m., Olin Auditorium, Augustana College, 733 35th St., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7721.

Greenland Ice Climate Sensitivity: From Minutes to Decades in the Anthropocene, Dr. Jason Box
7-8 p.m., Room 102, Hanson Hall of Science, Augustana College, 726 35th St., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7318.

"Zombie A-Hole," "Zombies vs. Strippers" (Horror Film Night)
7 p.m., Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Ages 17 and older. Free. (309) 200-0978, info@rozztox.com, rozztox.com.

Dick Prall, Dave Tamkin
7:30 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $5. (563) 326-1333.

Jam session with John O'Meara and Friends
9 p.m.-midnight, The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St., Bettendorf. Free. (563) 355-0655.

Mo Carter (Live Lunch)
Noon, Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. (563) 326-1333.

















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
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