There's a lot of fun for lovers and others this week in the Q-C

Posted Online: Feb. 11, 2013, 7:08 pm
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A SPECTRA: Local Lovers Edition poetry reading will begin at 8 p.m. at Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Anyone can perform one original poem, song, story, soliloquy, or performance art piece which is no more than 5 minutes long. To participate, email with the subject 'Local Lovers.' A sign-up sheet also will be available that night. Also, local poets will write love poems or fragments for $5. It is sponsored by the Midwest Writing Center. Call (563) 324-1410 for details. Free.
Wednesday, February 13

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The Outdoor Show will be held at the QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island. There will be vendors, exhibits, seminars, and presentations. The Kids' Kamp will include a trout pond, minnow races, and archery. Hours are 4-8 p.m. Thursday; noon-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7; $1 for ages 6-16; free for ages 5 and under. Call (309) 788-5912 for details.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 to Sunday, February 17

The National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, will show The Sting for Theater Throwback at 6 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Thursday and 4:15 p.m. Sunday. Each '70s or '80s 'throwback' film may feature dancing, trivia, or themed food. Alcohol will be available for purchase. Tickets are $8.50; $7.50 for seniors, students, and military; $6.50 for youth; $1 off for members. Call (563) 324-1933 for details.
Thursday, February 14; Sunday, February 17

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The Valentine Indoor Music and Moonlight Walk on the luminary-lit trail will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Watch Tower Lodge, Black Hawk State Historic Site, 1900 46th Ave., Rock Island. Indoors by the fire there will be donuts, cider, and cocoa and music by Just 4 Fun. Singles, couples, and families welcome. Call (309) 788-9536 or email for details. Free.
Thursday, February 14

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Bottoms up Quad City Burlesque will perform Rock Your Heart Out for ages 21 and up at 8 p.m. at The Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. 'The Ghost of Vaudeville,' Joshua Kahn, will serve as MC. Phoenix L'Amour will perform on Feb. 22 and 23. Tickets are $20; $18 in advance. Call (309) 786-7733, ext. 2 for details.
Friday, February 15, 2013; Saturday, February 16, 2013; Friday, February 22, 2013; Saturday, February 23

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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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