Daily planner, May 12, 2013


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

Battle of the High Schools
Cordova Dragway Park, 19425 Illinois Route 84 N., Cordova. (309) 654-2110.

Beaux Arts Fair
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Figge Plaza, 2nd and Brady streets, Davenport. Free.

Mississippi Valley Blues Challenge Preliminary Round
6-9 p.m., The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St., Bettendorf. $10; $7 Mississippi Valley Blues Society members. 563-355-0655.

"All in this Tea" (documentary)
8 p.m., Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Free. 309-200-0978.

Stock-car racing
5:30 p.m., Quad City Speedway, 4200 Archer Drive, East Moline. 309-792-5030.

"Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement" (musical)
Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. 309-786-7733 ext. 2, circa21.com.

Plant Sale
Noon-4 p.m., Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island. (309) 794-0991.

Darlene Breuwet
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oak View Country Club, 1601 SW 3rd Ave., Aledo. 309-582-7916.

Reception for The Brent Langley Exhibit
1-3 p.m., Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island. Free with admission. 309-794-0991.

Mothers' Day Extravaganza
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island. $20 per family (up to five). 309-794-0991 ext. 25. Registration required.

Docent-led tour of the American POP! Exhibit
1:30 p.m., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Free with admission. 563-326-7804, figgeart.org.

Andy Harris
Martini's on The Rock, 4619 34th St., Rock Island. 309-732-1631.

Yoga in the Park
4 p.m., McManus Park, Bettendorf. Free,

"Trouble with Cats" (comedy)
3 p.m., Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline. $10. 309-762-0330, info@playcrafters.com, playcrafters.com.

"J.S. Bach: The Passion and The Resurrection" (Quad City Choral Arts)
3 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady St., Davenport. $12; $10 ages 63 and older; $5 students with ID. 309-521-5122.

RiverCity 6 (Mothers' Day Brunch)
10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., Rhythm City Casino, 101 W. River Drive, Davenport. 563-441-7000.

Country dance and jam session (Midnight Riders)
5-9 p.m., American Legion Post 227, 829 16th Ave., East Moline. $3. 309-755-5622.


















 



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  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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