Daily planner, March 17,2013

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Receptions for Young Artists at The Figge, Bettendorf Community School District
12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Free with admission. 563- 326-7804.

St. Patrick's Day Festival
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Kelly's Irish Pub and Eatery, 2222 E. 53rd St., Davenport. Free. 563-344-0000.

"Godspell" (musical)
4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1702 Iowa St., Davenport. $12; $8 students. 563-326-1691.

Brains! Brains! Brains!, Minor Decline, Blackcat Manor
8 p.m., Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $5. 309-200-0978.

Auditions for 100 Lunches: A Gourmet Comedy, The Curse of an Aching Heart, or Trapped in the Spider's Web and Love Thy Neighbor
2-4 p.m. today; 7-9 p.m. Monday, Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, HK Robinson Drive and South Stewart Street, Geneseo. Free. 309-944-2244.

"Walk in the Woods" (drama), New Ground Theatre
2 p.m. today, Village Theatre, 2113 E. 11th St., Davenport. $18; $15 ages 55 and older and students. 563-326-7529.

Hike the Canal
1:30 p.m., Bridge 45 Access, Hennepin Canal. Free. 815-664-2403.

Scandinavian Easter Workshop
2-4 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th St., Rock Island. Free. 309-762-8303, 309-757-7606. Registration requested.

Tony Sconyers Quintet (Third Sunday Jazz Matinee)
6-8 p.m., Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $10; $15 reserved seats. 309-373-0790.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
Noon-6 p.m., Moose Lodge, 4410 9th St., Rock Island. 309-793-1541.

"Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement" (musical)
Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. 309-786-7733, ext. 2, circa21.com.

Third Sunday Jazz Workshop
3 p.m., Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $5; free for ages 12 and younger. 563-326-1333.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
1 p.m., VFW Post 2153, 1721 7th St, Moline. $7; $3.50 ages 11 and younger. 309-764-3344.

Randy Wayne White book-signing ("Night Moves")
1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, NorthPark Mall, 320 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Free. 563-445-8760.

"Blues for an Alabama Sky" (drama)
3 p.m. today, Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline. $10. 309-762-0330.

Dave Ellis (Funday Sunday)
6-9 p.m., The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St., Bettendorf. Free. 563-355-0655.

"Lost Nation: The Ioway" 2 and 3 (Documentaries)
6:30 p.m., National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. $7. 563-324-1933.

Dortha DeWit and Charles Schmidt (faculty recital)
4 p.m., Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free. 309-794-7306.

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast
8-11 a.m., St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 204 W. Main St., Atkinson. 309-936-7900.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
Noon-3 p.m., American Legion Post 569, 515 W. 1st Ave., Milan. Free-will donation. 309-787-4149.

Feeling Lucky Bags Tourney
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Washington Junior High School, 3300 18th Ave, Rock Island. $40 per team. 309-230-3138.

"Avenue Q" (musical)
2 p.m. today, The District Theatre, 1611 2nd Ave., Rock Island. $20. 309-235-1654.

"No Body To Murder" and "Tune in to Murder" (plays)
2 p.m. today, Riverdale Middle School, 9822 256th St. N., Port Byron. $5; $4 students. 309-523-3131.

Nature's Medicine Cabinet, Jamie Brodersen
2 p.m., Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island. Free with admission. 309-794-0991.

Country dance and jam session (Midnight Riders)
5-9 p.m., American Legion Post 227, 829 16th Ave., East Moline. $3. 309-755-5622.

Docent-led tour of The STILL... Exhibit
1:30 p.m., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Free with admission. 563-326-7804.


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  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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