Update on Rock Island news


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Posted Online: July 09, 2013, 10:35 am
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Press release submitted by the city of Rock Island

Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor Dennis Pauleyfocusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on YouTube.

After School Program - Open enrollment for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community CenterAfter School Program will start on Monday, July 8, 2013. Applications will be accepted at themain entrance reception desk from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Start date for the After School Programwill be Monday, August 5, 2013. There will be no bus transportation until August 19.

Starlight Revue Concert Series - Tuesday, July 9, 2013 the 57th Annual Starlight RevueMusic Under the Stars Concert Series held at Lincoln Park features Coupe de Ville. At 6:00 pmenjoy dinner and an ice cream social from HyVee followed by east coast swing dance lesson at6:30 pm then at 7:00 pm the music begins. Concert rain date is Wednesday of the same week.Call (309) 732-RAIN.

Festival d'Ete – QCAIR will host an international festival at Schweibert Park on Saturday, July13 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This is a fundraiser for the Quad City Alliance for Immigrants andRefugees. Entertainment will vary from Scottish Bagpipes to Vietnamese Dragon Dance andeverything in between. Cost is $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family.

Recycled Art Program – Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Quad City Botanical Centergive back to the earth and learn how to repurpose and recycle household items into beautifulcreations. Turn soda bottles into planters, extra art supplies into string art, t-shirts into reusablebags, and egg cartons into whimsical insects! This program is included with admission to theBotanical Center. Adults - $6.00, Seniors (60+) - $5.00, Youth (5-12) - $4.00, Kids (2-4) - $2.00.Members and children under 2 are always free.



















 



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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..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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