Deere Pavilion to host Learn & Play Day July 20


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Posted Online: July 09, 2013, 10:40 am
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Press release submitted byLaura Platt

Families, children and visitors are invited to attend a very special Learn & Play Day event on Saturday, July 20 at the John Deere Pavilion, 1400 River Drive, Moline from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn & Play Day attendees will have the chance to interact on a farm made just for kids, enjoy demonstrations from a real life blacksmith and play with baby goats, pigs and mini-donkeys from Miller Petting Zoo.

Additional activities will include a pedal tractor pull and construction education sandbox for the kids, as well as booths set up with information and entertainment for adults!

This will surely be an event not to miss! The John Deere Pavilion encourages kids to Dream Big, by offering a big, fun way for them to experience the technology of the future, while appreciating the values of the past.

















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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