Daily planner, Dec. 8, 2012

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Ballroom Dancing (USA Dance)
7-8 p.m. salsa lesson; 8-11 p.m. dance, Knights Of Columbus Hall, 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport. $10; $5 members. (309) 755-2275.

Soup luncheon
9 a.m.-noon today; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Galva Arts Council, 128 Exchange St., Galva. (309) 932-3437.

CHRISTmas HOPE Happening Craft and Vendor Fair
10 a.m.-4 p.m., lower level, Park Vista Retirement Living, 1455 20th Ave., East Moline. (309) 738-0436.

VanDerGinst Holiday Bash for American Spirit Charities (The Shagadelics)
7 p.m.-1 a.m., Stern Center, 1713 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $65; $50 advance. (309) 793-1234.

"Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical" (children's show)
10 a.m. (show only), Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $10.50; $9.50 groups of 12 or more; $9 Girl Scouts Saturday only. (309) 786-7733, ext. 2, circa21.com.

Night in Bethlehem (live Nativity, caroling, dinner)
4-7 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, 5002 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport. Free. (563) 359-9516.

Christmas in LeClaire
10 a.m.-8 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, downtown. Free. (563) 289-4880.

YMCA Craft and Bake Sale
8 a.m.-4 p.m., VFW Post 1571, 106 SW 3rd Ave., Aledo.

Cookie Walk
8:30-10:30 a.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1001 9th St., Orion. (309) 526-8406.

Holiday carnival for children with disabilities and their siblings
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Illinois/Iowa Center for Independent Living, 3708 11th St., Rock Island. (309) 793-0090.

Michelle Dobbs book-signing and reading ("The Rock Island Line: Conversations Over Chicken and Dumplings")
2-4 p.m., Rock Island County Historical Society, 822 11th Ave., Moline. Free. (309) 764-8590.

Christmas Cookies- and Candies-by-the-Pound Sale and Pulled Pork Meal
4-6 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Concordia Lutheran Church, 316 S. Oakwood Ave., Geneseo. (309) 944-3993.

Bake Sale
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 17628 Hubbard Road, East Moline. (309) 496-2186.

Hometown Christmas Walk
9 a.m.-noon, downtown, Fulton. Free. (815) 589-4545.

Holiday Bake Sale
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Cultural Center/Fellowship Hall, Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 4900 Kennedy Drive, East Moline. (309) 762-0760, (309) 796-3734, (309) 792-2912.

Cookie Walk and Bake Sale
9 a.m.-noon, Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church, 1201 13th St., Moline. Free. (309) 764-0619.

Cookie Walk
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Memorial Christian Church, 1624 Avenue Of The Cities, Moline. (309) 757-1300.

Season of Light Planetarium Show (ages 8 and older)
2 p.m. today and Sunday, John Deere Planetarium, Augustana College, 820 38th St., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7327. Reservations requested.

Moline Booster Club Holiday Sale
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wharton Field House, 1800 20th Ave., Moline.

Christmas on the Canal
3-5 p.m., Hennepin Canal Pavilion, Colona.

Messiah (Handel Oratorio Society, Handel Oratorio Society Chamber Orchestra)
8 p.m. today; 2 p.m. Sunday, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island. $20; $16 seniors; $10 students, children and Augustana faculty and staff; free junior high and high school students and their families. (309) 794-7306.

Songwriters' All-Original Open Mic (Nashville Songwriters Association International)
3-6 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free.

"13 The Musical"
7 p.m. today; 2 p.m. Sunday, Center For Living Arts, 2008 4th Ave., Rock Island. $10. (309) 788-5433.

"Nutcracker" (Ballet Quad Cities)
1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today; 1 p.m. Sunday, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $12, $17, $27, $35. (800) 745-3000.

St. Nick Cookie Walk and Bake Sale
8-11 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. today; 10-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Cleary Hall, St. Anne Parish, 1705 6th St., East Moline. (309) 755-5071.

Holly Days
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Aledo. Free. (309) 582-2751.

Geneseo Christmas Walk
Noon-8 p.m.; 5 p.m. parade, downtown, Geneseo. Free. (309) 944-2686.

Village of East Davenport Christmas Walk
6-9 p.m.; 9 p.m. fireworks, Mound and 11th streets, Davenport. (563) 323-8868.

"Lord of The Rings Trilogy Marathon" (three films)
10 a.m., National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. $30; $25 ages 12 and younger. (563) 324-1933.

Friends' Craft and Bake Sale
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave. Free. (563) 285-4794.

Lucia Nights
6-9 p.m., Bishop Hill. (309) 927-3345.

Miss Iowa 2012 Mariah Cary
1-4 p.m., Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $10. (563) 326-1333.

"God With Us" (musical drama)
7 p.m. today; 4 p.m. Sunday, Wildwood Church, 18717 Hubbard Road, East Moline. Free. (309) 496-9397, wildwood@wildwoodchurch.com, wildwoodchurch.com.

Visit with Santa
1-3 p.m., Mansur Wood Club House, 900 Crampton Ave., Carbon Cliff. Nonperishable food item or cash donation.

Jodie Toohey book-signing ("Missing Emily: Croatian Life Letters")
Noon-3 p.m., The Book Rack, 4764 Elmore Ave., Davenport. Free. (563) 355-2310.

Children's Christmas Market and Cookie Walk
Children's market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today; 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Cookie Walk 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, First Christian Church, 1826 16th St., Moline. (309) 762-8889.

Ann Boaden reading and book-signing
1-3 p.m., Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport. Free. (563) 324-1410.

Cookie Walk
8-11 a.m., Culemans Memorial Hall, Sacred Heart Church, 1400 16th Ave., Moline. (309) 762-2362.

Christmas Cookie Walk and Mini-Bazaar
9 a.m., Silvis United Methodist Church, 1301 2nd Ave., Silvis. (309) 755-3937.


Local events heading

  Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.

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