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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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