Mark Your Calendar: Aug. 28, 2014

Posted Online: Aug. 27, 2014, 12:24 pm
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Sept. 5-6: VIVA Quad Cities Fiesta: 3-11 p.m. Friday, 5-11 p.m. Saturday, Isle Casino Hotel, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf. $5, free for ages 12 and younger.
Sept. 6-7: Beaux Arts Fair: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Figge Plaza, 2nd and Brady streets, Davenport. Free.

Sept. 12-14: Antique Engine and Tractor Association Working Farm Show: 7 a.m.-5 p.m., 13451 Illinois 92, Geneseo. $10 for the weekend or $5 per day, free for ages 12 and younger. 309-945-8664,

Sept. 13: Colonel's Croquet Party: 2 p.m., Arsenal Island Golf Course and Clubhouse, 1838 Gillespie St., Rock Island. $25, $10 for ages 11 and younger. 309-737-4280,,

Sept. 14: Mexico's Independence Day Parade and Celebration: Parade 1 p.m., festival 3-9 p.m., Triumph Community Bank parking lot, 1523 8th St., East Moline. Free. 309-737-5915,,

Sept. 18: Loretta Lynn: 7:30 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $33, $43, $53. 800-745-3000,,

Sept. 19-20: Our Big Fat Greek Festival: 11 a.m.-11 p.m., St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 2930 31st Ave., Rock Island. $3, free for ages 12 and younger. 309-786-8163,

Sept. 19-20: Celtic Festival and Highland Games, Quad Cities: Centennial Park, 315 S. Marquette St., Davenport. Free. 563-579-9225,


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  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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