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, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.

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