Daily planner, March 18, 2013


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Grossology Week Activities
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Free with admission. 563-324-1933, putnam.org.

"Mrs. Lincoln goes to Washington" (one-woman show)
2-3 p.m., Rock Island Library, 401 19th St. Free. 309-732-7323, rockislandlibrary.org.

Auditions for 100 Lunches: A Gourmet Comedy, the Curse of an Aching Heart, or Trapped in the Spider's Web and Love Thy Neighbor
7-9 p.m., Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, HK Robinson Drive and South Stewart Street, Geneseo. Free. (309) 944-2244, info@rhplayers.com, rhplayers.com.

Mississippi Valley Country and Western Music Association jam session
6-10 p.m., American Legion Post 227, 829 16th Ave., East Moline. $2 nonmembers. 309-755-7908, home2hawks@yahoo.com.

Writers' Contest Help Session (grades K-3)
6:30 p.m., Rock Island Library, 3059 30th St.. 309-732-7323, rockislandlibrary.org.

Teen Oz Party with "Return To Oz" (film) (ages 12-18)
6 p.m., Rock Island Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road, Rock Island. Free. 309-732-7323, rockislandlibrary.org.

Why was the Bible Written? A Matter of Politics, Dr. Jacob L. Wright
7-8 p.m., Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free. 309-794-7721, augustana.edu.

Nordic craft session and Knifelore discussion (Sons of Norway Storelva Lodge 1-655 Meeting)
7 p.m., Viking Club, 1450 41st St., Moline. $5 craft fee nonmembers. 563-340-6020, molinevikings.org.

Birds of Prey, Dave Murcia (Eagle View Group Sierra Club)
7 p.m., Moline Library, 3210 41st St. Free. 309-762-0609.



















 



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  Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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