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 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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