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, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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