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 Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.

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