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: 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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