Here's a tiny taste of the fun in store this week in the Q-C

Posted Online: Aug. 25, 2014, 7:40 pm
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The 43rd annual Chief Blackhawk Antique Motorcycle Club of America swap meet will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. It will include races, vendors, seminars, a field meet, museum displays, and a motorcycle show. The schedule is online. Call 563-381-4015 or email for details. Free.
Thursday, August 28 through Saturday, August 30

The annual Milan Indian Summer Festival will be held at Dickson Park, 315 E. 4th Ave. Hours are 5 p.m.-midnight Friday; noon-midnight Saturday-Sunday. There will be carnival rides, pageants, and food. Cody Road will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Gray Wolf will play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and Smooth Groove will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Call 309-787-8500 for details. Free.
Friday, August 29, 2014 to Sunday, August 31

Parkypalooza, featuring 20 bands, will start at 7 p.m. both days at Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. See the lineup here. Admission is $10 per day; $10 in advance for both days. Advance tickets are available online. Call 309-200-0978 or email for details.
Friday, August 29; Saturday, August 30

For more music, go to, find the purple Q-C Events search box, choose 'Music' in the drop-down category menu, and click 'Go.'

Damon Johnson and Halo of Flies will perform at 9 p.m. at Rascals Live, 1414 15th St., Moline. Tickets are $25 for a reserved seat; $15 general admission. Call 309-797-9457 or email for details.
Saturday, August 30

Don't Try This at Home, billed as a 'dangerous and wild' improv show for ages 18 and up, will begin at 9:30 p.m. at the Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island. It is part of Studio Series Saturdays. Tickets are $5. Call 309-786-1111 or email for details.
Saturday, August 30

For more comedy, click here.

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To search for your own picks, go to and find the purple Q-C Events search box. You can enter keywords, choose a category in the drop-down menu, or both -- then click 'Go.'


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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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