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.

















 



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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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