Daily planner, Aug. 14, 2014

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YMCA Christian Concert
5:30 p.m., Central Park Bandshell, SE 3rd Street and SE 2nd Avenue, Aledo. 309-582-2751.

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

Curtis Hawkins Band
7-9 p.m., Bass Street Landing Plaza, 17th Street and River Drive, Moline. Free. 309-757-5416.

Kenny Williams and The Country All Stars
5 p.m. food, 6:30 p.m. concert; Veterans Park, East 2nd Street, Kewanee. Free. 309-852-2175.

Rummage sale
4-7 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday; Rock Island County Council on Addictions, 1607 John Deere Road, East Moline. Free. 309-792-0292.

6:30-8 p.m., Vander Veer Botanical Park, 215 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport. Free. 563-323-3298.

Books are Fun Fair
7 a.m.-4 p.m., Classrooms 1 and 2, Genesis Medical Center-Silvis, 801 Illini Drive, Silvis. 309-792-4218.

"Blame it on the Movies!" (Bootleggers Revue)
7:15 p.m. (preceded by buffet), Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $49.12. 309-786-7733.

"Pricing Your Home To Sell"
12:30-1:30 p.m., Center for Active Seniors Inc., 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Free. 563-386-7477.

"Monty Python's Spamalot" (musical)
8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; The District Theatre, 1623 2nd Ave., Rock Island. $20. 309-235-1654.

Alpha Consumer
8 p.m., Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $5, 309-200-0978.

"Oklahoma!" (Quad City Music Guild)
7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Prospect Park Theater, 1584 34th Ave., Moline. $16, $11 ages 12 and younger. 309-762-6610.

Artist Liam O'Neill Big Turnings Sculpture opening
10 a.m., Bechtel Plaza, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Free. 563-326-7804.

"Leading Ladies" (comedy)
7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, HK Robinson Drive and South Stewart Street, Geneseo. $10. 309-944-2244.

"Local Threads," Carol Coohey, Amber O'Harrow, Rowen Schussheim-Anderson
7 p.m., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Free. 563-326-7804.

The Four Noble Truths: A 4-Week Buddhism Series
6:30-7:30 p.m., Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center, 502 1/2 W. 3rd St., second floor, Davenport. $10 per class. 563-322-1600.

Billy Peiffer and Collin Keemle jam night
7-10 p.m., On the Rock Grille & Bar, 4619 34th St., Rock Island. Free. 309-732-1631.

New Windsor Fair, Rodeo and Horse Show
5 p.m. parade, 7 p.m. rodeo; Rodeo Park, 802 Washington St. (North 8th Avenue and Illinois 17), New Windsor. $10 per day, $20 weekend pass, free ages 12 and younger. 309-667-2613.

Hug-a-Book with Jim Gill (children's musician), ages 2-5
6 p.m., Rock Island Library, 401 19th St. Free. 309-732-7323.

"Prayer for the Unsaved Man" (dinner theater fundraiser for Heart of Hope Ministries)
5:30 p.m., Stern Center, 1713 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $30, $240 table of eight. 309-428-4752.

"Human Aura: An Experiential Workshop," Sylvia Runkle
6:30 p.m., Bettendorf Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive. Free. 563-332-7259.

Music open mic
7 p.m., East Village Cafe & Pizza, 1104 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport. Free. 563-424-5506.


Local events heading

  Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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