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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 Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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