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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

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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