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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.

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