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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  Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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