Daily planner, Dec. 9, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 09, 2012, 1:00 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
"Altar Call" (drama)
2 p.m., The District Theatre, 1611 2nd Ave., Rock Island. $15. (309) 235-1654.

"Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical"
Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. (309) 786-7733, ext. 2, circa21.com.

Geneseo Tour of Homes
12:30-4 p.m., Geneseo. $10. (309) 944-6403.

Children's Christmas Market and Cookie Walk
9-11 a.m., First Christian Church, 1826 16th St., Moline. (309) 762-8889.

Heartland Central Model Railroad Open House
Noon-3:30 p.m., Major Art & Hobby, 201 E. 2nd St., Davenport. Free. (563) 370-3862.

Khandu, Anergrams, Woglake
8 p.m., Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $5. (309) 200-0978.

Catfish Jazz Society Jam Party
3-7 p.m., Knights Of Columbus Hall, 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport. Free. (563) 391-1532.

"God With Us" (musical drama)
4 p.m., Wildwood Church, 18717 Hubbard Road, East Moline. Free. (309) 496-9397.

Jason Carl
6-9 p.m., The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St., Bettendorf. Free. (563) 355-0655.

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

Why Quilts Matter: History, Art and Politics (tour And documentaries)
1:30 p.m. tour; 2:30 p.m. film, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Free with admission. (563) 326-7804.

Christmas Greenery and Decorations Sale for the Animal Aid Humane Society
1-3 p.m., Petco, 4411 16th St., Moline. (309) 797-6550.

"Heart of Christmas" (cantata)
5:30 p.m., Colona United Methodist Church, 1709 Cleveland Road. Free. (309) 792-1661.

Quad City Wind Ensemble and The Big River Brass Band Holiday Concert
3 p.m., Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, West High and North Gaines streets, Davenport. (563) 333-6251.

Messiah (Handel Oratorio Society, Handel Oratorio Society Chamber Orchestra)
2 p.m., 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.

Luminary Christmas and 100th anniversary celebration
5 p.m., Living Hope Community Church, 216 W. Hayes St., Davenport. Free. (563) 326-4673.

Chanukah program
4-6 p.m., between Ultimate Chocolates and Yankee Candle, NorthPark Mall, 320 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Free. (563) 355-1065.

All-you-can eat breakfast
7:30-11:30 a.m., Silvis Masonic Lodge 898, 1304 5th Ave. $5; $2.50 children.

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

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

Country dance and jam session (Midnight Riders)
5-9 p.m., American Legion Post 227, 829 16th Ave., East Moline. $3. (309) 755-5622.

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

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

Christmas in LeClaire
10 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown. Free. (563) 289-4880, info@visitleclaire.com.

"Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical" (children's show)
Noon (preceded by buffet), Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $20; $18 students and groups of 12 or more. (309) 786-7733, ext. 2.


Local events heading

  Today is Sunday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2014. There are 101 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We hear that Col. Reynolds has employed C.D. Merrill to drill for water to supply the Rock Island Barracks.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch.
1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department.
1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.

(More History)