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 Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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