Daily planner, May 11, 2013

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Salad luncheon and quilt, apron and wedding dress show
11:30 a.m., Atkinson Congregational Church, 201 W. 2nd St., Atkinson. $1.50. 309-936-7672.

Ballroom Dancing (USA Dance)
7-8 p.m. East Coast Swing Lesson; 8-11 p.m. Dance, Knights Of Columbus Hall, 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport. $10; $7 members. 309-755-2275.

Exchange Club of the Quad Cities Plant Sale
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church, 800 17th St., Silvis. Free. 309-798-3832.

Davenport NAACP Kickin' It Old School Dance Party Fundraiser ('60s-'80s Music)
8 p.m.-Midnight, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $8; $5 advance. 563-386-1500.

Plant sale
8 a.m.-4 p.m. today; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island. (309) 794-0991.

Young Eagles Flight Rally (ages 8-17)
8 a.m., Davenport Municipal Airport, 9230 N. Harrison St., Davenport. Free. 563-381-4702.

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

Karate and kung fu tournament and black belt championship
10 a.m., Lee Lohman Arena, St. Ambrose University, Lombard and Scott streets, Davenport. $5. 309-764-1929.

Native plant sale
10 a.m.-2 p.m., maintenance yard, Black Hawk State Historic Site, 1510 46th Ave., Rock Island. Free. 309-269-0690.

Benefit for the Harker Family
Noon-7 p.m., American Legion Post 569, 515 W. 1st Ave., Milan. Free. 309-787-4149.

Songwriters' All-Original Open Mic (Nashville Songwriters Association International)
3-6 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free.

Rock Island County master gardeners plant sale
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Dave Copeland Center 4-H Building, Rock Island County Fairgrounds, 4200 Archer Drive, East Moline. 309-756-9978.

Benefit for the Ride with Kelly Foundation (Tapped Out, 4th And 20)
10 a.m. registration for cruise and bags tournament; 2-8 p.m. event, Stern Center, 1713 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Free. 309-373-9300.

Craft and vendor fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 153 19th Ave., Moline. Free. 309-236-1880.

Plant sale
9 a.m.-noon, River Valley Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron. Free. 309-523-3440.

Pirates of Penzance (operetta)
8 p.m., Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island. $12; $10 students, faculty, staff, and seniors; $8 ages 12 and younger. 309-794-7306.

"Trouble with Cats" (comedy)
7:30 p.m. today; 3 p.m. Sunday, Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline. $10. 309-762-0330.

"Free Ride: The Irresistible Rise of Jesus Christ" (musical)
7 p.m. today; 2 p.m. Sunday, Aledo United Methodist Church, 301 N. College Ave., Aledo. Free. 309-582-7615.

Driving Fore the Green Team Golf Outing Benefit for Braylon Bennett-Hughes
11 a.m., Golfmohr Golf Club, 16724 Hubbard Road, East Moline. $70.

Miles for Melanoma 5K Run/Walk
9 a.m., Erickson Field, Carver Center, Augustana College, 3500 5th Ave., Rock Island. $20; $12 ages 17 and younger. 563-508-0158.

Beaux Arts Fair
10 a.m.-5 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Figge Plaza, 2nd Street and Brady Street, Davenport. Free.

Abandoned bicycle sale
8-10 a.m., City Water Barn, 102 12th St., Silvis.

375th Anniversary of the New Sweden Colony Webcast
6:30-10 p.m., Hanson Hall of Science, Augustana College, 726 35th St., Rock Island. Free-will donations for cookies and coffee. 309-794-7204.

7-9 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. 563-326-1333.

Promise Walk for Preeclampsia
8 a.m. Registration; 9:20 a.m. Walk, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S. Gaines St., Davenport. 563-284-6111.

Bob Dorr and The Blue Band
8 p.m., Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $10. 563-326-1333.

Fundraiser for The Washington Junior High School Student Council and The Children's Hospital of Illinois
5 p.m., Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #25 Hall, 4600 Blackhawk Road, Rock Island. $15. 309-794-1170.

Combined Band Concert
4 p.m., Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free, 309-794-7306.

Alpha car show
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Alpha. free.

Plant and bake sale
8 a.m.-3 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church And Preschool, 3834 Rockingham Road, Davenport. 563-324-6431.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.

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