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 Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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