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 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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