Daily planner, Feb. 9, 2013


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Benefit for Sandra Merideth
5-8 p.m., Alpha United Methodist Church, 211 N. Scandia St. (309) 629-2221.

RAGBRAI for Rookies
1-4 p.m., Davenport Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St. Free. (563) 343-9118.

Galva Arts Council Coffeehouse (Jazz on the Side)
7:30 p.m., Galva Arts Council Building, 128 Exchange St. Free.

Mardi Gras
6:30 p.m., Cleary Hall, Our Lady of Grace Academy, 1705 6th St., East Moline. $30. (309) 755-9771.

Ballroom Dancing (USA Dance)
7-8 p.m. Hustle lesson; 8-11 p.m. dance, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport. $10; $7 members. (309) 755-2275.

Bingo Night Fundraiser for Scott Community College Interior Design Club
6:30 p.m., Tanglewood Hills Pavilion, 4250 Middle Road, Bettendorf. $10 for five rounds. (563) 441-4001.

Quad Cities Builders and Remodelers Association Home Show
10 a.m.-8 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island. $7; $6 advance; free ages 16 and younger. (309) 788-5912.

"Triangle" (drama)
7 p.m. today; 2 p.m. Sunday, North Scott High School, 200 S. 1st St., Eldridge. $8; $6 students and seniors; buy one get one free Sundays seniors. (563) 285-9631.

Evening of short plays by David Ives
3 p.m. today, Black Box Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free.

Iowa/Illinois Regional Auto Show
10 a.m.-9 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $7; $6 ages 62 and older; $3 ages 7-12; free ages 6 and younger; free ages 12 and younger Sunday with paying adult. (563) 326-8500.

501(c)(3) Nonprofit Fair
1-4 p.m., SouthPark Mall, 4500 16th St., Moline. Free. (309) 797-8450.

Nadas, SHEL
8 p.m., Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $15; $13 advance. (563) 326-1333.

Songwriters' All-Original Open Mic (Nashville Songwriters Association International)
3-6 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free.

Winterfest
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. today (fest); 4-7 p.m. Sunday (dinner), St. Malachy Catholic Church, 595 E. Ogden Ave., Geneseo. (309) 944-5393.

Pie-Baking Contest and Auction
6:30 p.m., Luther Hall, Augustana Church, 628 6th St., Andover. Free. (309) 521-8132.

Chocolate Fantasy Fever
2-4 p.m., Elim Covenant Church, 5201 18th Ave., Moline. $5; free ages 10 and younger. (309) 764-6920.

"Vagina Monologues" (drama)
7 p.m., Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island. $9; $6 students advance. (309) 794-7306.

Battle of the Bridges Contest
7 a.m.-2 p.m. today, Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Free. (563) 324-1054, ext. 266.

Alison Saar Artist Talk
2:30 p.m., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Free with admission. (563) 326-7804.

MYF Soup Supper
4-7 p.m., Colona United Methodist Church, 1709 Cleveland Road. Free-will donations. (309) 792-1661.

Masterworks: Valentine's Day (Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Five By Design)
7:30 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $8-$51. (563) 322-7276.

Junior Board of Rock Island Mardi Gras Ball ("Black And White Masquerade Ball") (Johnny O, The Terry Hanson Ensemble)
6 p.m., Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State St., Bettendorf. $95. (309) 912-5966.

Euchre Tournament
6:30 p.m., St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 220 E. 22nd Ave., Coal Valley. $10. (309) 799-7871, (309) 781-6591.

Machine Gun Willie
7-11 p.m., Elks Club, 2117 4th Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 786-3557, (309) 786-3558.

Winter Fun Day
12:30-6:30 p.m., Wapsi River Environmental Education Center, 31555 52nd Ave., Dixon. (563) 328-3286.

Benefit for Mary Beth Albracht Hicock
4-8 p.m., Community Center, 2701 E. 1st St., Milan. $5 taco dinner.

Augustana Concert Band
2 p.m., Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7306.

Master Class with classical guitarist David Burgess
10-11 a.m., Room 306, Building 1, Black Hawk College, 6600 34th Ave., Moline. Free. (309) 796-5478.

Augustana Symphony Orchestra
8 p.m., Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7306.

Valentine's Day Gala (Five By Design)
5 p.m., Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $125 (includes symphony ticket); $100 (for those with a ticket). (563) 322-7276.

Little Miss Blackhawk Valley and Miss Blackhawk Valley's pre-teen competition
1 p.m., Glenview Middle School, 3100 7th St., East Moline. $6. (309) 762-0884.

















 




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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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