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 estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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