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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.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 to Sunday, September 6, 2009




                                                                                                                             




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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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