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 Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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