Originally Posted Online: April 16, 2013, 5:48 pm
Last Updated: April 17, 2013, 3:20 pm

Daily planner, April 17, 2013

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The Silvis Garden Club greenhouse, 651 1st Ave. N., will open for the season on Saturday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday (closed Mondays). The greenhouse closes in early June. Don Ague, president of the club, displays some of this year's flowers. The club sells annuals, perennials, herbs, flowering vines, tomato plants, peppers and hanging baskets. For information, visit silvisgardenclub.org.

Open-mic night contest
6:30-9:30 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $5; free friends of RME. 563-326-1333.

Taco and tostada dinner for Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 669
4-7 p.m., American Legion Post 246, 1623 15th St., Moline. $5. 309-792-3625.

Fishing tips, Dan Ford
7 p.m., Western District Library, 1111 4th St., Orion. Free. 309-526-8375.

Dance (John and Kay Retzl)
12:30-2:30 p.m., Moline Township Activity Center, 620 18th St. $2. 309-797-0789.

America's Music: Blues and Gospel (documentaries and discussion)
6-8 p.m., Davenport Library, 6000 Eastern Ave. Free. 563-326-7832.

How I Became a Pirate Storytime with Circa '21 Actor Janos Horvath (ages 5 and younger)
10:30 a.m., Rock Island Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Free. 309-732-7323.

My Journey through Loss to Hope, Dr. Al Hallene Jr.
5:30 p.m. meal; 6:15 p.m. talk, First Congregational Church, 2201 7th Ave., Moline. Free. 309-762-0787.

Luv Handles
6-9 p.m., Rusty Nail, 2606 W. Locust St., Davenport. Free. 563-386-1900.

"Mighty Fortress is Our Basement" (musical)
Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. 309-786-7733, ext. 2, circa21.com.

Randy Leasman (Live Lunch)
Noon, Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. 563-326-1333.

Extinguishing the Fire in the Head: An Exploration into Feminist Theatre Directing, Jennifer Popple (Tea Hour Series)
4-5 p.m., Carlsson Evald Hall, Augustana College, 3601 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7240.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes March Against Sexualized Violence Against Women
11 a.m. and 1 p.m., sidewalk behind the Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, West Lombard and North Ripley streets, Davenport. Free.