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 Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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