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 Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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