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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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