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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  Today is Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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