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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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