Daily planner, July 4, 2013


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Who Cares Band
3-7 p.m., The Old Palace Tavern, 701 15th Ave., East Moline. Free.

Rock Island County Republicans Fourth of July Celebration
3-7 p.m., Peterson Park, 35th Street and 7th Avenue, Moline. $10; $30 family, MSTE345154@aol.com.

Aledo Community Band and Choir
Noon, Central Park Bandshell, SE 3rd Street and SE 2nd Avenue, Aledo. Free. 309-582-2751.

Dr. Ford Frog Race
10 a.m., Central Park, 100 NE 3rd St., Aledo. Free. 309-582-5373.

Mercer County Community Band, Ice Cream Social and Fireworks
Dusk fireworks; preceded by concert and ice cream social, Mercer County Fairgrounds, SW 12th Avenue and Illinois 17, Aledo. Free. 309-582-5373, mercercountyfair.org.

Fourth of July Cannon Dedication
10 a.m., 101 S. Main St., Port Byron. Free. 309-523-2046.

Tri-County Cruisers Car Club Car Show
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Francis Park, Illinois 34, Kewanee. Registration $15. 309-883-3493, decolady@geneseo.net.

Genesis Firecracker Run
7:30 a.m.; 8:45 a.m. Kiddie Run; 9:15 a.m. 1-Mile Kids' Run, 15th Avenue and 8th Street, East Moline. 309-751-9800, runqcm@yahoo.com.

Kiwanis Pork in the Park and Maple City Band
11 a.m.-2 p.m. food; 1-3 p.m. music, City Park, West Main Street and South Center Street, Geneseo. Free. 309-944-2686.

Bettendorf Park Band
7:30 p.m., Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, Veterans' Memorial Park, 1645 23rd St., Bettendorf. Free. 563-344-4113.

Fourth of July Parade and Festival
10 a.m. parade; noon-8 p.m. festival; dusk fireworks, Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf. Free.

Epidemic: Hip-Hop Open Mic
7:30 p.m. sign-up; 8-11 p.m. show, Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $5. 309-200-0978, info@rozztox.com, rozztox.com.

AMVETS Fourth of July Parade
1-3 p.m., 3rd Street and 15th Avenue, East Moline. Free. 563-823-2655.

Concert and fireworks (Concert in the Park Series)
Northeast Park, 1050 N. Main St., Kewanee. Free.

Fourth of July in the Sun
1-5 p.m., Whitewater Junction Aquatic Center, Longview Park, 1601 Longview Drive, Rock Island. $7; free ages 2 and younger. 309-732-7946, rigov.org/index.aspx?nid=84.

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
2nd Street and River Music Experience, Davenport. $20 per day; $15.50 advance; $10 military with id (in advance only at r.i.a. federal credit union); free ages 14 and younger with ticketed adult. 563-322-5837.

July Fourth Festival
6 a.m.-5 p.m., Francis Park, Illinois 34, Kewanee. Free. 309-852-2175.

Galva Freedom Fest
7 a.m.-9 p.m. (parade noon; fireworks dusk); church service 10 a.m. Sunday, Galva. Free. 309-932-2555.




















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
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