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

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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 Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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