Daily planner, Feb. 17, 2014


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"Picturing Black History" (art by Kadir Nelson)
6 p.m., Rock Island Library, 401 19th St. Free. 309-732-7323.

Katherine L. House book-signing ("The White House for Kids: A History of a Home, Office and National Symbol")
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, NorthPark Mall, 320 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. 563-445-8760.

For the Fun of It races
6:30-7:30 p.m., Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park, 9500 126th St. W., Andalusia. $5. 309-798-2666.

Mississippi Valley Western and Country Music Association jam session
6-10 p.m., American Legion Post 227, 829 16th Ave., East Moline. $3 nonmembers. 309-755-7908.

Winter Olympics viewing party
7 p.m., National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Free. 563-324-1933.

Tuesday

"Chicago" (Red Carpet Re-View, Academy Award-winning film)
6 p.m., Bettendorf Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive. Free. 563-344-4175.

Quad-City KIX Orchestra
7-9 p.m., RME Hall, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. 563-326-1333.

Therapeutic yoga
8:30-9:30 a.m., The Cottage Wholistic Health Center, 1227 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport. $12. 563-726-2623.

Lost Grove Lake update, Chad Dolan
Noon-1 p.m., Surrey Heights Fire Station, 5002 Crow Creek Road, Bettendorf. Free; $5 for optional lunch (RSVP). 563-391-1403.

"Heart Health and You," RaeAnn Tucker-Marshall
1 p.m., Geneseo Library, 805 N. Chicago St. Free. 309-852-0197.

Open-mic night
6:30-9 p.m., Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Island. Free. 309-558-0909.

"Eastern Canada RV Adventure" (World Adventure Series)
1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.; National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. $8.50; $7.50 seniors, students and military; $6.50 youth; $1 off members. 563-324-1933.

"How To Create and Print Customized Calendars" (Quad Cities Macintosh Users' Group)
6:30-8:30 p.m., Bettendorf Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive. Free.

Bunco for the LeClaire Civic Club
10 a.m.-noon, Civic Center, 127 S. Cody Road, LeClaire. $2. 563-289-4458.

Vampire Party (ages 12-18)
6 p.m., Rock Island Library, 401 19th St. Free. 309-732-7323.



















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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