Daily planner, Jan. 1, 2013


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Barefoot Becky and The Ivanhoe Dutchmen
Noon-6 p.m. food available; 2-6 p.m. dance, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E. Bryant St., Walcott. $10. (563) 284-5165.

Jordan Danielsen
10 p.m.-2 a.m., Rhythm City Casino, 101 W. River Drive, Davenport. Free. (563) 441-7000, davenport.isleofcapricasinos.com.

New Year's Day champagne breakfast
9 a.m.-noon, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2153, 1721 7th St., Moline. $7. (309) 764-4687.

Relay for Life of Rock Island County
6 p.m., Black Hawk College, 6600 34th Ave., Moline. (309) 794-0601, stacey.dutton@cancer.org, bhc.edu.

First-in float (Saukenuk Paddlers Canoe and Kayak Club)
1 p.m., Marquette Street Boat Ramp, Davenport. rivers-end.org/saukenuk.

Hangover Fest XII
Cordova Dragway Park, 19425 Ill. Rte. 84 N., Cordova. $12; $3 children. (309) 654-2110, cordovadrag.com.

Lunchtime Meditation
12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m., Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center, 502 W. 3rd Street (entrance on Scott Street), Davenport. Free. (563) 322-1600, info@meditateiniowa.org, meditateiniowa.org/lunchtime-meditation.

Wednesday

Cultural Exchange to Ireland with Fulton volunteers, Heidi Kolk, Betty Wiebenga, Judy Holesinger, Pam Van Zuiden
9-11 a.m., Windmill Cultural Center, 111 10th Ave., Fulton. Free. (815) 589-4545, cityoffulton.us/visit-fulton/fulton-attractions/windmill-cultural-center.html.

Ken Paulsen Quartet featuring Darlene
6-9 p.m., Rusty Nail, 2606 W. Locust St., Davenport. Free. (563) 386-1900, newrustynail.com.

















 




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  Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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