Daily planner, Aug. 31, 2013


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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Dragons
11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. today; 1 p.m., 5 p.m. Sunday; 1 p.m. Monday. iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. $13, $14, $19, $33 (VIP), $66 (circus celebrity); free ages 1 and younger on lap, 800-745-3000.

Citywide yard sales
Aledo. 309-582-7241.

Rock Island Grand Prix
8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 8 p.m. music, The District, Rock Island. Free. 309-788-6311.

Caught in the Act
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Rusty Nail, 2606 W. Locust St., Davenport. Free. 563-386-1900.

Family Fun Days
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. today, parade at 9:30 a.m.; 2 p.m.-midnight Sunday. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 630 Martin Luther King Drive, Rock Island. Free. 309-732-2999.

Quad Cities Festival of Praise (Lincoln Brewster, Dave Meumann and The High Praise Band)
6 p.m., LeClaire Park, 400 W. Beiderbecke Drive, Davenport. $10; free ages 12 and younger.

KC and the Sunshine Band, Smooth Groove
6:15 p.m., Isle Casino, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf. $35; $55 VIP; $65 dance pit. 800-843-4753.

Jim Pransky book-signing ("Playoff Run")
1-3 p.m., Readmore Book World & Rock Shop, 1518 15th St., Moline. Free. 309-764-2653.

Damn Good Time Vol. 5 (Variety Show)
8 p.m., Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $10. 563-326-1333.

Iowa/Illinois Chapter Women In Defense Fashion Show
11 a.m. social, 11:30 a.m. lunch, 11:45 a.m. show, Isle Casino Hotel, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf. $35, $65 pair, $240 table of eight. 563-271-5903.

Bags tournament for Haiti
1 p.m., Len Brown's North Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Drive, Moline. $30 team of two. 309-558-5045.

ComedySportz Quad Cities (Improv)
7 p.m., Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island. $14; $12 advance. 309-786-1111.

Milan Indian Summer Festival
10:30 a.m. parade, Dickson Park, 315 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Free. 309-787-8500.

Orion Fall Festival
Through Sunday, parade at 1 p.m. today, Central Park, 4th Street and 12th Avenue, Orion. Free. 309-526-8320.

Kewanee Hog Days
Parade 2 p.m. today, Main Street, Kewanee. Free.

House Arrest
8 p.m.-midnight, Stooge's Saloon, 906 3rd St., Orion. Free. 309-526-3050.

Shots 'N' Giggles (The Blacklist, Improv Comedy) and Two Comedians (ages 21 and older)
9 p.m., The Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $10. 309-786-7733.

Community Drum Circle with Terry Hanson
10:30 a.m.-noon, Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $5; $2.50 ages 12 and younger. 563-326-1333.

"Don't Try This at Home" (improv)
9:30 p.m., Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island. $5; free ComedySportz attendees. 309-786-1111.

Quad City Rollers vs Chicago Outfit Shade Brigade
7 p.m., RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $12; $10 advance.

Open mic
2-5 p.m., Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal Valley. Free. 309-787-9463.

Chief Blackhawk Antique Motorcycle Club of America swap meet
8 a.m., Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. Free. 563-381-4015.

"Southern Crossroads" (musical revue)
Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. 309-786-7733.

Magician Mat Franco
8 p.m., Center for Student Life, Augustana College, 3435 9 1/2 Ave., Rock Island. Free. 309-794-2695.

Studio Series Saturday, ComedySportz Quad Cities (ages 18 and older)
9:30 p.m., Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island. $5; free ComedySportz attendees, 309-786-1111.

Labor Day Weekend Pow Wow
10 a.m. grounds open, grand entries at noon and 6 p.m. today and noon Sunday. Black Hawk State Historic Site, 1510 46th Ave., Rock Island. Free. 309-631-0124, 309-738-4222.

Old 57's
8 p.m.-midnight, Edje Nightclub, Jumer's Casino & Hotel, Interstate 280 and Illinois 92, Rock Island. Free. 309-756-4600.



















 



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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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