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: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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