Daily planner, April 17, 2013


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Open-mic night contest
6:30-9:30 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $5; free friends of RME. 563-326-1333.

Taco and tostada dinner for Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 669
4-7 p.m., American Legion Post 246, 1623 15th St., Moline. $5. 309-792-3625.

Fishing tips, Dan Ford
7 p.m., Western District Library, 1111 4th St., Orion. Free. 309-526-8375.

Dance (John and Kay Retzl)
12:30-2:30 p.m., Moline Township Activity Center, 620 18th St. $2. 309-797-0789.

America's Music: Blues and Gospel (documentaries and discussion)
6-8 p.m., Davenport Library, 6000 Eastern Ave. Free. 563-326-7832.

How I Became a Pirate Storytime with Circa '21 Actor Janos Horvath (ages 5 and younger)
10:30 a.m., Rock Island Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Free. 309-732-7323.

My Journey through Loss to Hope, Dr. Al Hallene Jr.
5:30 p.m. meal; 6:15 p.m. talk, First Congregational Church, 2201 7th Ave., Moline. Free. 309-762-0787.

Luv Handles
6-9 p.m., Rusty Nail, 2606 W. Locust St., Davenport. Free. 563-386-1900.

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

Randy Leasman (Live Lunch)
Noon, Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. 563-326-1333.

Extinguishing the Fire in the Head: An Exploration into Feminist Theatre Directing, Jennifer Popple (Tea Hour Series)
4-5 p.m., Carlsson Evald Hall, Augustana College, 3601 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7240.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes March Against Sexualized Violence Against Women
11 a.m. and 1 p.m., sidewalk behind the Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, West Lombard and North Ripley streets, Davenport. Free.






















 




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  Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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