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 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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