Try a few fun things to do this week in the Q-C

Posted Online: June 17, 2013, 7:36 pm
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Royal Neighbors of America Chapter 20028 and Semper Fidelis Club will host a showing of The Great Debaters at the Davenport Library, 6000 Eastern Ave. Free hot dogs, soft drinks, and popcorn will be served at 5:30 p.m.; the film is at 6 p.m. Call 563-210-7145 for details. Free.
Wednesday, June 19

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Lojo Russo will play from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Faye's Field, next to the Bettendorf Library, 2850 18th St. It is part of the Bettendorf Library Summer Concert Series. Bring chairs or blankets. Call 563-344-4175 for details. Free.
Thursday, June 20

For more music, go to, find the purple Q-C Events search box, choose 'Music' in the drop-down category menu, and click 'Go.'

The Prenzie Players will present the drama Bear Girl: A Tale of Saukenuk by J.C. Luxton at the QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10. Call 309-278-8426 for details.
Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23

For more theatre, go to, find the purple Q-C Events search box, choose 'Theatre' in the drop-down category menu, and click 'Go.'

Frank Bang and The Secret Stash will play at 9 p.m. at the Rock Island Brewing Company, 1815 2nd Ave. Cover is $5. Call 309-793-1999 for details.
Friday, June 21

An all-female cast from The Blacklist will perform That Time of the Month for ages 18 and up at 8 p.m. at The Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Tickets are $10. Call 309-786-7733, ext. 2 for details.
Saturday, June 22

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  Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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