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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  Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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