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

For more theatre, go to, find the purple Q-C Events search box, choose 'Theatre' in the drop-down category menu, and click 'Go.'

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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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