Daily planner, Aug. 13, 2014

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Whiteside County Fair
Whiteside County Fairgrounds, 201 W. Winfield St., Morrison. 815-772-7329, whitesidecountyfair.org.

Lojo Russo (Live Lunch)
Noon, Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. 563-326-1333, feedback@rivermusicexperience.org, rivermusicexperience.org.

Career Open House
12 p.m.-6 p.m., The Institute of Therapeutic Massage and Wellness, 1730 Wilkes Avenue and Locust Street, Davenport. Free. 563-445-1055, jessieitmw@aol.com, learntomassage.com.

Gold Coast Historic Walking Tour, Marion McGinnis (Riverine Walk)
6:30-8 p.m., Southwest corner of Gaines and eighth streets, Davenport. $5; free river action members. 563-322-2969, abandman@riveraction.org, preregister at riveraction.org; walk-ins welcome.

Backwater Gamblers Water-Ski Show
6:30 p.m., 44th Street and the Rock River, Rock Island. Free. 309-786-8987, backwatergamblers.com.

Books are Fun Fair
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday; 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, classrooms 1 and 2, Genesis Medical Center-Silvis, 801 Illini Drive. 309-792-4218, genesishealth.com/facilities/illini/index.aspx.

Port Byron in World War II (Port Byron Historical Society)
6:30 p.m., River Valley Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron. Free. 309-523-2046, rivervalleylibrary.org.

Devil Makes Three
8 p.m., Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $20; $17.50 advance. 563-326-1333, feedback@rivermusicexperience.org, rivermusicexperience.org.

Atlas Launch Party
7 p.m., Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport. Free. 563-324-1410, mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, midwestwritingcenter.org.

Black Hawk Chamber Music Festival
7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 121 W. 12th St., Davenport. $10 or $15; $40 or $50 series pass (suggested donations); free ages 18 and younger. 563-323-9989, qctrinity.org.

Read Local with Mike Bayles
7 p.m., Bettendorf Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive. Free. 563-344-4175, 563-324-1410, mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, bettendorflibrary.com.

AARP Smart Driver Course
Noon-4 p.m., Room B, The Larson Center, Genesis Medical Center-Silvis, 801 Illini Drive. $20; $15 AARP members. 309-281-5060, genesishealth.com/facilities/illini/index.aspx. Registration required.

Quilt Show and Bazaar
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Silvis United Methodist Church, 1301 2nd Ave. $2. 309-792-0372, 309-792-0977, faithfamilyjesus.com/churchprofile.php?ChurchID=136095.

"Love, Lies, and The Lottery" (comedy)
Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. 309-786-7733, ext. 2, circa21.com.

Acoustic Jam with Steve McFate
7:30-11 p.m., McManus Pub, 1401 7th Ave., Moline. Free. 309-517-1040, jamaxe1@yahoo.com.


Local events heading

  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.

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