Lighting on the Commons 3:30-6:30 p.m., John Deere Commons, 17th Street and River Drive, Moline. Free.
Basement to Attic sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Cleary Hall, St. Anne Parish, 1705 6th St., East Moline. (309) 755-3197.
Lucky Dog Classic for Jason's Box (No-limit Texas Hold 'Em tournament) 6 p.m., Arsenal Island Golf Course Clubhouse, 1838 Gillespie St., Rock Island Arsenal. $50 buy-in; $20 add-on.
Winter Wonderland bazaar for Toys for Tots 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Viking Club, 1450 41st St., Moline. Free. (309) 230-2331.
Benefit for Cindy Case 2-7 p.m., Leisure Time Billiards, 845 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline.
"Amahl and The Night Visitors" (Opera@Augustana) 7 p.m., Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island. $12; $10 seniors and non-Augustana students; $8 ages 12 and younger and Augustana students, faculty and staff. (309) 794-7306.
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.