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, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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