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Permanent exhibits at the Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, include Watts Up with Energy?; Sculpture on The Learning Campus; Amazing Acres, about weather and agriculture; Rhythm Alley, with sound and music; The PlayHouse for ages 5 and under with a virtual pond; The Garden, including a climbing maze for ages 5 and under; and the outdoor Kingdom for Kids Playground for active kids of all ages, open when weather permits. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday; closed on some holidays. Admission is $6 for ages 2-59; $4 for ages 60 and up, active military personnel, spouse, and children residing in the household; free for ages 1 and under; $3 for all Monday-Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Call (563) 344-4106 or email for details.

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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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