Daily planner, Feb. 19, 2014


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Dinner and ComedySportz Show for the Sixth-Grade Class Trip
5:30 p.m. food; 6:30 p.m. show, cafeteria, Glenview Middle School, 3100 7th St., East Moline. $3; $10 family (show). 309-755-1919.

"Bag of Penny Candy" Book Talk, Sheri Lemke
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Center for Active Seniors Inc., 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. $2; free members. 563-386-7477. Prepayment and reservations required.

Dance (John and Kay Retzl)
12:30-2:30 p.m., Moline Township Activity Center, 620 18th St. $2. 309-797-0789.

"Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" (musical)
Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. 309-786-7733, ext. 2. circa21.com.

Acoustic open-mic night
6:30-8:30 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. 563-326-1333.

Powell
6-9 p.m., Rusty Nail, 2606 W. Locust St., Davenport. Free. 563-386-1900.

Mamie Eisenhower (Portrayal By Rosemary Harris)
9-11 a.m., Windmill Cultural Center, 111 10th Ave., Fulton. Free. 815-589-4545.

Anni Piper
7 p.m., On the Rock Grille & Bar, 4619 34th St., Rock Island. $10; $7 Mississippi Valley Blues Society members. 309-732-1631.

Conference of The Birds (Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, Literary Reflections)
4:30 p.m., Moline Library, 3210 41st St. Free. 309-524-2470.

Lunch and Learn: Seed Starting
12:15 p.m., Vander Veer Botanical Park Conservatory, 215 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport. $1. 563-326-7818.

Swamplandia! (Evening Contemporary Books Discussion Group)
7-8:30 p.m., Bettendorf Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive. Free. 563-344-4179.

Acoustic Jam with Steve McFate
8 p.m.-midnight, McManus Pub, 1401 7th Ave., Moline. Free. 309-517-1040.

















 



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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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