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Daily planner, July 8, 2013

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Dr. Simon Cordery, chairman of the History Department and professor at Western Illinois University, will be guest speaker 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Windmill Cultural Center, 111 10th Ave., Fulton. "Crossroads of the Nation: The Hidden History of Illinois' Railroads," Dr. Cordery will discuss the expansion of the railroad industry in the Land of Lincoln. For information, visit the city’s website cityoffulton.us or contact Heather Bennett 815-589-4545.
Groundbreaking Films Series
6 p.m., Davenport Library, 6000 Eastern Ave. Free. 563-326-7832, davenportlibrary.com.

Passport to Adventure with ventriloquist Lisa Laird and Pockets Full of Fun
10 a.m., Moline Library, 3210 41st St. Free. 309-524-2440, molinelibrary.com.

John Deere Classic Golf Tournament
TPC Deere Run, John Deere Road and Colona Road, Silvis. 309-762-4653, 800-336-4655, tpc.com/tpc-deere-run.

Native American History in Rock Island, Ferrel Anderson
6:30 p.m., Rock Island Library, 401 19th St. Free. 309-732-7323, rockislandlibrary.org.

"Independence Day Throughout Europe" (travelogue)
1-2 p.m., Center for Active Seniors Inc., 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. $2; free members. 563-386-7477. Reservations required.

Masters of Disaster, Meredith Roemerman
2 p.m., Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave. Free. 563-285-4794, scottcountylibrary.org/hours-locations/?branch=Eldridge%20Branch.

Reception for Quad-Cities Taste of Elegance Competition
5:30-8 p.m., Isle Casino Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf. $15, 563-441-4246 563-349-6205, bettendorf.isleofcapricasinos.com/index.aspx.

Young Pioneers Day Camp
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Walnut Grove Pioneer Village at Scott County Park, 18817 290th St., Long Grove. 563-328-3283, deborah.leistikow@scottcountyiowa.com, scottcountyiowa.com/conservation.

Linen and blanket sale
7 a.m.-4 p.m., UnityPoint Health-Trinity Moline, 500 John Deere Road, Moline. 309-779-2343, trinityqc.com/Contact-Us/Locations-(1)/Trinity-Moline.aspx.

Mercer County Fair
Mercer County Fairgrounds, SW 12th Avenue and Illinois 17, Aledo. 309-582-2350, info@mercercountyfair.org, mercercountyfair.org.

Main Avenue Jazz Band (Concert in the Park Series)
5:30 p.m. food; 7-8:30 p.m. music, Stephens Square, 601 19th St., Moline. Free. 309-797-0789.