Daily planner, Nov. 12, 2012


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"When Farmers Were Heroes: The Era of National Corn Husking Contests" (documentary)
6:30 p.m., Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge. Free. (563) 285-4794.

Free admission in honor of Veterans Day
5-8 p.m., Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. Free. (563) 344-4106.

Book fair
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday; 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Hammond-Henry Hospital, 600 N. College Ave., Geneseo. Free. (309) 944-9130.

Veterans' Day Program
11 a.m., 9th Street Commons Park, 9th Street and 15th Avenue, East Moline. Free.

"River" (documentary)
6 p.m., Windmill Cultural Center, 111 10th Ave., Fulton. Free. (815) 589-4545.

Buddhist meditation class
6:45-8 p.m., Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island. $10 seniors, $5 students. 563-322-1600.

Tuesday

Knit for Peace
6 p.m., Rock Island Library, 401 19th St. Free. (309) 732-7315.

Pro-Colonial Dickens, Dr. Umme Al-Wazedi (Frieze Lecture Series)
2 p.m., Rock Island Library, 401 19th St. Free. (309) 732-7323.

Women, Wealth and Wills, Trista Foster and Tiarr Sweere
4:30 p.m., Genesis Heart Institute, 1236 E. Rusholme St., Davenport. Free. (563) 421-6861.

United States Uprising: The Self-Emancipation of Slaves and the Spread of Jubilee After the Civil War, David Roediger
7 p.m., Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, West Lombard Street and North Ripley Street, Davenport. Free. (563) 333-6106.

Wildlife, PHOX, Digital Deer
8 p.m., Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $8. (309) 200-0978.

Quad Cities Interfaith fundraising breakfast
7:30-8:30 a.m., Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, W. Lombard Street and N. Ripley Street, Davenport. Free. (563) 322-4910.

Fire as Our Ally, Dave Murcia
Noon-1 p.m., Surrey Heights Fire Station, 5002 Crow Creek Road, Bettendorf. Free; $5 for optional lunch (RSVP). (563) 391-1403, ext. 3.

Europe: Progress Toward Stability?, J.D. Bindenagel
7-8:30 p.m., Bettendorf Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive. Free. (563) 344-4175.

Boy Scout Troop 315 Chili Supper
5-7pm, Wesley United Methodist Church, 1212 W. Calhoun, Macomb. $6 adult, $3 children and $15 for a family.

Glenn Hickson
5:30-8:30 p.m., O'Melia's Supper Club, 2900 Blackhawk Road, Rock Island. (309) 788-5635.

















 




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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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