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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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
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