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 Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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