Daily planner, Dec. 10, 2012


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Flutes Unlimited, Mary Kay Waytenick and Janet Stodd (Friends of the Rock Island Library)
11:30 a.m., First Baptist Church, 3020 30th St., Rock Island. $6.50 (includes lunch), (309) 781-1210, gustafson48@yahoo.com, fbcrockisland.com. Reservations required.

Season of Light Planetarium Show (ages 8 and older)
7 p.m. today-Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, John Deere Planetarium, Augustana College, 820 38th St., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7327, helios.augustana.edu/astronomy. Reservations requested.

Demographic Trends in the Middle East: Which Nations are Dying?, Dr. Art Pitz (The Modern Middle East)
6:30 p.m., Davenport Library, 6000 Eastern Ave. (309) 793-1300, davenportlibrary.com.

Tuesday

St. Ambrose University Jazz Ensemble, STAMVOJA
7-9 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. (563) 326-1333, feedback@rivermusicexperience.com, rivermusicexperience.org.

Knit for Peace
6 p.m., Rock Island Library, 401 19th St. Free. (309) 732-7315, rockislandlibrary.org.

"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 and more. (309) 786-7733, ext. 2, circa21.com.

Celebration of the Festival of Sankta Lucia
7 p.m., Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7721, augustana.edu.

"It's A Wonderful Life" (Classic Film Series)
3 p.m. and 7 p.m., National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. $8.50; $7.50 seniors, students and military; $6.50 youth; $1 off members. (563) 324-1933, putnam.org/GiantScreen.aspx.

Push Pull Forces (grades 1-6)
6:30 p.m., Moline Library, 3210 41st St. Free. (309) 524-2480, reference@molinelibrary.org, molinelibrary.com. Registration required.

Holiday Concert
7 p.m., United Township High School, 1275 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline. Free. (309) 752-1633, jminard@uths.net, uths.net/hs.

Prenzie Players Drink-Through of King Edward III for Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities
6:30-9 p.m., Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport. $5 suggested donation. (563) 324-1410, mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, midwestwritingcenter.org.

Logging Days, Jill Schmidt
7 p.m., Wapsi River Environmental Center, 31555 52nd Ave., Dixon. Free. (563) 328-3286, scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/wapsi.php.

Swedish Christmas Julsmorgasbord
5:15 p.m., Augustana College Center Dining Room, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island. $12; $6 children. (309) 794-7721, augustana.edu.

Davenport Police Senior Lights Tour
No later than 7 p.m., Davenport. Free. (563) 386-7477. Reservations required.




















 



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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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