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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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