New Q-C Earth Day events on Sunday


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Posted Online: April 18, 2013, 10:11 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
Two new events will be held Sunday to celebrate the annual Earth Day in the Quad-Cities.

Eco Arts Council will hold a "Picnic for Earth Day" from noon to 1 p.m. at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. It will support the Children and Nature Network Let's G.O.! (Get Outside Campaign) and the group's involvement with the Nature Conservatory's Picnic for Earth initiative. There will be eco-art projects, volunteer work and learning about other EACQC events.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad-Cities, 3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport, will hold its first Earth Day concert at 7 p.m., featuring performances by Augustana College faculty Saul Nache and Samantha Keehn, the UUCQC choir, Edwards Congregational United Church of Christ Choir, the Clariknots clarinet quartet and more. It's open to the public and a $10 donation is suggested.



















 



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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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