Mark Your Calendar: Feb. 27, 2014

Posted Online: Feb. 26, 2014, 9:47 am
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March 7: Tutu Fabulous for Ballet Quad Cities (wine tasting, performances): 7-9 p.m. wine tasting, 9-11 p.m. dance party, Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $45, $40 in advance. 309-786-3779,
March 7-9: Antique Spectacular: 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island. $7 (good all weekend). 712-324-9964,

March 9: Third Day, Skillet, Mandisa, Brandon Heath, Peter Furler, We As Human: 7 p.m., iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. $20, $25, $35, $75. 800-745-3000,,

March 13: "Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend": 6:30 p.m., iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. $16.50, $22.50, $32.50 (gold circle), $50.50 (sunny seats), $5 off groups of 10 or more (except gold circle and sunny seats), free for younger than 1 year. 800-745-3000,,

March 15: St. Patrick's Day Grand Parade XXIX: 11:30 a.m., starting in downtown Rock Island and crossing Centennial Bridge to end in downtown Davenport. Free.

March 21-23: Flower and Garden Show: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island. $7, $1 for ages 6-16, free for ages 5 and younger, $5 for seniors 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. 309-788-5912,

March 23: Illinois Special Olympics Law Enforcement Polar Plunge: 2 p.m., Wicks Lake, Jumer's Casino & Hotel, Interstate 280 and Illinois 92, Rock Island. Free. 309-734-5903,,

March 27: Bryan Adams: 8 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $31.50, $57, $77. 800-745-3000,,


Local events heading

  Today is Saturday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2014. There are 151 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.

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